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Victoria Denault - Slammed
Not ​every goalie plays it safe... As a publicist for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team, Dixie Braddock is too busy rescuing the players from trouble to get into any of her own. Except, of course, when it comes to the super hot new goalie. Because when a guy's kiss curls your toes and sets your heart on fire, how the hell do you just walk away? But if anyone ever catches them together, she'll lose her job faster than any slapshot. Eli Casco is on the brink of having everything he ever wanted. He's finally been called up from the minor leagues to play on a championship team. And he just had the most mind-blowing night with the woman of his dreams. But now that he's an official Thunder player, Dixie is determined to keep her distance. None of the fame and fortune means anything to him without her to share it. If he truly wants Dixie in his life, it's time to throw down his gloves and put everything on the line.

Danielle Girard - Exhume
Dr. ​Annabelle Schwartzman has finally found a place to belong. As the medical examiner for the San Francisco Police Department, working alongside homicide detective Hal Harris, she uncovers the tales the dead can’t tell about their final moments. It is a job that gives her purpose—and a safe haven from her former life at the hands of an abusive husband. Although it’s been seven years since she escaped that ordeal, she still checks over her shoulder to make sure no one is behind her. Schwartzman’s latest case is deeply troubling: the victim bears an eerie resemblance to herself. What’s more, a shocking piece of evidence suggests that the killer’s business is far from over—and that Schwartzman may be in danger. In this pulse-pounding thriller from award-winning writer Danielle Girard, a woman must face her worst nightmare to catch a killer.

Victoria Denault - When ​It's Right
IT'S ​ALL A MATTER OF TIMING Griffin Sullivan is handling the ultimate balancing act. Between being a single dad to an active six-year-old and the crazy demands of his job as a hockey coach, finding love is not in the cards. But when the team's goalie is rushed to the ER, he's immediately captivated by the gorgeous, sassy nurse on duty... who just happens to be the sister of one his players. Sadie Braddock has always had a big, open heart and a bit of a wild side. But since her dad got sick, she's closed herself off to life and love. Relationships are way too complicated - and so is Griffin. He's also funny and tender and sexy as hell. How can something that feels so right come at the worst time ever? Then again, someone to lean on may be exactly what they each need - if they're only brave enough to take the risk.

Ashlee Vance - Elon ​Musk (angol)
In ​the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs, Elon Musk—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers” Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk—one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history—is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy. Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.

Alessandra Torre - Black ​lies (francia)
Il ​y a deux hommes dans le cœur de Lana, et aucun n'est de trop. Brant, d'abord, avec sa fortune de wonderboy, sa droiture, sa douceur. Et Lee. Le jardinier sensuel, mâle dominant et bestial. Aimer deux hommes, leur appartenir, ne pas savoir choisir : Lana vit ce dilemme qu'ont vécu tant de femmes avant elle... Tant de femmes, vraiment ? Dans la vie de Lana, le mensonge est partout. Dans ce triangle amoureux, les angles ont tendance à ne pas tourner bien rond...

Alessandra Torre - Mentiras ​que seducen
Layana ​Fairmont es una mujer joven, inteligente y hermosa que no está dispuesta a cumplir las expectativas de la sociedad, como casarse con un buen partido y olvidarse de sus sueños. Brant Sharp es un empresario multimillonario, atractivo y sin compromiso sentimentales, pero esconde un ardiente misterio. Tras conocerse en una cena de beneficencia, inician una relación perfecta rodeada de pasión y sexo, pero poco después aparece Lee, quien satisface a Layana de formas que ella nunca imaginó. ¿Podrá sobrevivir su noviazgo a pesar de lo que ambos esconden?

Alessandra Torre - Black ​Lies
Brant: ​ Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times. Lee: Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not. Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails. If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.

Guillaume Musso - Que ​serais-je sans toi?
Gabrielle ​a deux hommes dans sa vie. L’un est son père, l’autre est son premier amour. L’un est un grand flic, l’autre est un célèbre voleur. Ils ont disparu depuis longtemps, laissant un vide immense dans son cœur. Le même jour, à la même heure, ils surgissent pour bouleverser sa vie. Ils se connaissent, ils se détestent, ils se sont lancé un défi mortel. Gabrielle refuse de choisir entre les deux, elle voudrait les préserver, les rapprocher, les aimer ensemble. Mais il y a des duels dont l’issue inéluctable est la mort. Sauf si… Des toits de Paris au soleil de San Francisco Un premier amour qui éclaire toute une vie Une histoire envoûtante, pleine de suspense et de féerie

Helen Hoang - La ​ecuación del amor
Stella ​Lane cree que las matemáticas son lo único que funciona en el universo. Utiliza algoritmos para predecir compras, un trabajo que le ha proporcionado más dinero del que sabe gastar y menos experiencia en el apartado de las citas que la media de cualquier treintañera. No le ayuda tener Asperger y que besar le recuerde a un pez piloto limpiando los dientes de un tiburón. Por eso contrata al despampanante gigoló Michael Phan. Mitad sueco, mitad vietnamita, Michael no puede rechazar la oferta de Stella y accede a ayudarla y rellenar todas las casillas de su plan de lecciones amorosas, desde el juego previo hasta más allá de la postura del misionero... Stella no solo aprende a apreciar los besos de Michael sino a anhelar el resto de sensaciones que le provoca. Pronto su asociación sin sentido empieza a cobrarlo y el patrón que Stella descubre la convence de que el amor es la mejor clase de lógica.

Helen Hoang - The ​Bride Test
Khai ​Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection. With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

Stephanie Perkins - Schmetterlinge ​im Gepäck
Klopfende ​Herzen in San Francisco! Lolas Leben ist nicht nur außergewöhnlich, sondern auch ziemlich toll: Sie lebt mit ihren zwei Vätern in San Francisco, zieht jeden Tag ein anderes ausgeflipptes Outfit an und hat einen coolen Rockmusiker als Freund! Doch als auf einmal ihre ehemaligen Nachbarn nach zwei Jahren Abwesenheit wieder in das Haus nebenan ziehen, steht ihre Welt Kopf. Denn nicht nur hat ihr Calliope damals die Freundschaft gekündigt, sondern vor allem ist deren Zwillingsbruder Cricket der Junge, der Lola vor zwei Jahren das Herz gebrochen hat …

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman - Die ​Gefängnisinsel
Mr ​Griswold ist zurück und hat mithilfe des berühmten Krimiautors Errol Roy ein neues Spieleabenteuer auf der legendären Gefängnisinsel Alcatraz erschaffen. Emily und James wollen unbedingt gewinnen, doch es gibt Mitstreiter, die dies mit allen Mitteln verhindern wollen. Drohbriefe und verschwundene Gegenstände erschweren die Bücherjagd. Als Emilys Bruder Matthew bei einem angeblichen Diebstahl auf frischer Tat ertappt wird, ist Emily sicher, dass er reingelegt wurde. Können Emily und James die Rätsel - trotz aller Hindernisse - knacken und den großen Bücherjagd-Preis mit nach Hause nehmen?

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman - El ​código indescifrable
Emily ​y James están sobre alerta: el sr. Quisling está metido en algo muy misterioso. A medida que indagan encuentran notas perdidas, enigmas entre libros e incendios misteriosos, y descubren que el sr. Quisling va detrás de un enigma legendario: el Código Indescifrable. Pero, ¿qué relación existe entre el código y los incendios? ¿Y qué vínculo tiene con Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer? La cuenta atrás corre mientras los incendios se multiplican...

Guillaume Musso - Vei ​fi acolo?
Un ​singur gest, si totul ar fi putut arata altfel. Cine n-a visat sa poata reveni in acel moment hotarator din trecut cand fericirea era inca posibila? San Francisco. Elliott, un chirurg pasionat de meseria sa, nu s-a impacat niciodata cu moartea femeii iubite, Ilena, disparuta in urma cu treizeci de ani. Intr-o buna zi, in urma unui concurs de imprejurari cu totul iesit din comun, se intoarce in timp si se intalneste cu tanarul care era el insusi in urma cu treizeci de ani. Revine in momentul hotarator in care un gest al sau ar putea-o salva pe Ilena. Si ar putea schimba soarta necrutatoare care l-a condamnat pentru totdeauna. O intalnire uluitoare O poveste de dragoste tulburatoare Un suspans care te tine cu rasuflarea taiata “Retineti acest nume: Guillaume Musso este un tanar scriitor al carui viitor se anunta stralucit.” GALA Nascut in 1974 la Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes), Guillaume Musso s-a intalnit pentru prima data cu literatura la varsta de zece ani si a avut din primul moment convingerea ca intr-o buna zi va ajunge la randul sau sa scrie romane. Dupa obtinerea unei diplome in stiinte economice si-a dat examenul de grad si s-a dedicat cu entuziasm meseriei de profesor. In 2004, Guillaume Musso a incredintat editurii XO primul sau roman Et Après…. Bernard Fixot a fost extrem de entuziasmat de atmosfera unica creata de acest tanar autor gratie scriiturii sale moderne. Et Après…s-a vandut in peste 1,5 milioane de exemplare si a fost tradus in 25 de limbi. Acest debut incredibil a fost urmat indeaproape de imensul succes al urmatoarelor scrieri – Sauve-moi, Seras-tu là ?, Parce que je t'aime si Je reviens te chercher – care i-au consolidat pozitia de autor francez de succes, ale carui carti sunt traduse in intreaga lume si adaptate pentru marele ecran. Et Après…, ecranizat de casa de productie Fidelité Productions si avandu-i in rolurile principale pe Romain Duris, John Malkovich si Evangeline Lilly, a avut premiera in cinematografele din Franta in ianuarie 2009. Drepturile de ecranizare pentru Seras-tu là ? si Parce que je t'aime au fost de asemenea achizitionate de casele de productie Films Christian Fechner si UGC.

Robin Sloan - Mr. ​Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
A ​gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life--mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone--and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead "checking out" impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he's embarked on a complex analysis of the customers' behavior and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what's going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore. With irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century, evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or a young Umberto Eco, but with a unique and feisty sensibility that's rare to the world of literary fiction. "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day.

Emma Donoghue - Frog ​Music
Summer ​of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice - if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, FROG MUSIC digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.

Armistead Maupin - The ​Days of Anna Madrigal
Inspiration ​for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The ninth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching novel, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her “logical family” in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades. Some members of Anna’s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

Nalini Singh - Shield ​of Winter
“The ​alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) draws us back into her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world, a world torn between violence and peace, passion and ice... Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life. For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake… Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to suffocate her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

Nalini Singh - Visions ​of Heat
Go ​deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future-a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind... Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous-aching need...exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her. Changeling Vaughn D'Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar's instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith's sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced-and keep her from Vaughn...

Alexandra Bracken - Les ​voyageurs du temps
Après ​avoir été exilés dans deux époques différentes, Etta et Nicholas forment chacun de leur côté des alliances inattendues pour reprendre leur quête de l'astrolabe. L'objet magique, doté de grands pouvoirs, attise toutes les convoitises : celle du cruel Cyrus Boisdefer, mais aussi d'un nouveau personnage mystérieux. En parallèle, Etta et Nicholas mettent tout en oeuvre pour se retrouver et, enfin, se donner les moyens de vivre pleinement leur amour. Un nouveau voyage à travers les siècles et les continents les attend, semé d'embûches, d'intrigues et de cas de conscience.

Alexandra Bracken - Wayfarer
All ​Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives. As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.

Kylie Scott - Audrey Carlan - Love ​Under Quarantine - Karanténszerelem
Csak ​egy karnyújtásra van tőled, mégsem érintheted. Karantén. Két erkély. Egy véletlen találkozásból lett szerelem. Evan Sparks futballsztár, aki mellett egy csapatbuli végén drogokat és szteroidokat találnak. Ezzel azonnal az országos lapok címoldalára kerül, és ideiglenesen eltiltják a sporttól. A botrány elől a legjobb barátja lakásába menekül. Sadie romantikus regényeket ír, éppen véget ért a kapcsolata, a sebeit nyalogatja, és az írói válságával küzd. Mindketten szeretnek a balkonon időzni, itt pillantják meg egymást. A kezdeti szemlélődésből hamarosan románc bimbózik a valóságban és Sadie elképzelt világában is. De vajon kipukkad majd ez az idilli buborék, ha a világ újra elindul? A kötet az élet és a szerelem mellett teszi le a voksot a csüggedés helyett. Megható szerelmi egymásra találás koronavírus idején.

Lila Dubois - San ​Francisco Longing
From ​International Bestselling Author Lila Dubois comes a story of passion, lies, and love. She never meant to lie to him, let alone submit to him. When Christiana discovered the secret BDSM club she threw caution to the wind and snuck in, hoping only to watch the things she’d been fantasizing about. Until James. Dominant and charming, he’s everything she never knew she needed. And he wants her. Three amazing nights together, but then the party’s over. He thinks he’ll see her again. Christiana knows this is the end. But how can she say goodbye to the man who claimed her, body and soul?

Guillaume Musso - Nachricht ​von dir
Als ​Madeline und Jonathan am Flughafen zusammenstoßen, denken sie nicht im Traum an ein Wiedersehen. Doch zuhause angekommen stellen sie fest, dass sie ihre Handys vertauscht haben. Sie beginnen, das Telefon des anderen zu durchstöbern, und entdecken, dass ihre Leben schon seit langem miteinander verknüpft sind – genau wie tiefe Wunden aus der Vergangenheit, die sie nun mit aller Macht einholen...

Ryohgo Narita - Baccano! ​8.
The ​year 1934. After the incident at the Mist Wall, the Martillo Family's youngest capo finds himself on his way to prison to protect the one he loves. The rest are there for their own reasons--the homicidal maniac wants to taste the thrill of killing an immortal, the thief simply got himself caught, the hitman is there on a mission for Nebula, and the alchemist was incarcerated years ago. As the FBI attempts to get to the bottom of Huey's machinations, another ruckus is about erupt across the San Francisco Bay--deep in the heart of Alcatraz.

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman - The ​Unbreakable Code
Mr. ​Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there’s the coded note he drops at a book event. Then, they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What’s most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers an arson fire. As the sleuthing friends dig deeper, they discover Mr. Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible, but Emily and James can’t ignore the signs that Mr. Quisling might be the arsonist. The clock is ticking as the arson fires multiply, and Emily and James race to crack the code of a lifetime.

Brandon Alexander - Kiss ​of Darkness
"In ​the shadow of the tower We lovers two entwine, Bringing beat to breath and life to power And forging your soul to mine " Something changed Prue Halliwell on New Year's Eve, when a stranger gave her the most passionate kiss of her life. Now Prue feels driven to kiss every man she meets. At first, Piper and Phoebe think the new Prue is fun. But when Prue grows weaker with every kiss, the Charmed Ones know that evil is at work. Now Piper and Phoebe must save their sister, but can they do it with only the Power of Two?

M. Louisa Locke - Bloody ​Lessons
In ​Bloody Lessons, it's the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters. Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called in to investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate's sister, may be one of the teachers targeted for attack. In this installment in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, readers will find the same blend of a cozy mystery and romantic suspense, played out against the historical backdrop of late 19th century San Francisco, that they found in Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits. If you are new to this series, you will still enjoy spending time with the lively residents of Annie Fuller's boarding house and visiting San Francisco when Golden Gate Park was filled with horse-drawn carriages, politics were controlled by saloon-keepers, and kisses were stolen under gaslight.

M. Louisa Locke - Dandy ​Delivers
It’s ​January, 1881, and while the adults in Annie and Nate Dawson’s San Francisco O’Farrell Street boardinghouse are busy with their own affairs, two boys and a dog find their own adventure. Ian Hennessey, a poor boy from South of Market, who is trying to shoulder a man’s responsibilities, gets in trouble, and his best friend, Jamie Hewitt, does what he can to help. But it is Jamie’s young Boston Terrier, Dandy, who saves the day. This short novella comes right after the events in Pilfered Promises and Kathleen Catches a Killer but can act as an introduction to the late 19th century gas-lit world of Locke’s historical mystery series.

M. Louisa Locke - Uneasy ​Spirits
In ​this sequel to Maids of Misfortune, it is the fall of 1879 and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, has a problem. Despite her growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, Annie doesn’t believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for her advice. Kathleen Hennessey, Annie Fuller’s young Irish maid, has a plan. When her mistress is asked to expose a fraudulent trance medium, Arabella Frampton, Kathleen is determined to assist in the investigation, just like the Pinkerton detectives she has read about in the dime novels. Nate Dawson, up-and-coming San Francisco lawyer, has a dilemma. He wants to marry the unconventional Annie Fuller, but he doesn’t feel he can reveal his true feelings until he has a way to make enough money to support her. In Uneasy Spirits, this cozy, historical mystery of romantic suspense, Annie delves into the intriguing world of 19th century spiritualism, encountering true believers and naïve dupes, clever frauds and unexplained supernatural phenomena. She will soon find there are as many secrets as there are spirits swirling around the Frampton séance table. Some of those secrets will threaten the foundation of her career as Madam Sibyl and the future of her relationship with Nate Dawson, and, in time, they will threaten her very life itself.

M. Louisa Locke - Victorian ​San Francisco Stories
This ​is a collection of four short stories from the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series. Madam Sibyl’s First Client was written specifically for this collection and it finds Annie Fuller, the young widowed boarding house keeper, just starting her career as a pretend clairvoyant. In Dandy Detects, the Boston terrier that lives in Annie Fuller’s boarding house helps uncover a crime, and in The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage, two elderly boarders use their dressmaking skills to avert a domestic tragedy. Finally, in Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong, a Chinese manservant from the first mystery in the series, Maids of Misfortune, makes another appearance and helps Annie Fuller solve a serious problem. As a bonus, there is an essay, Historical Tidbits, which provides insight into the historical research that went into these stories. This collection can be read as an introduction or a companion to the first three books in the series, Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, permitting some of the most beloved minor characters to have some fun by taking center stage.

Karina Halle - The ​Pact - Versprich mir nichts
Wenn ​ihr Verlangen siegt, könnte ihre Freundschaft scheitern … Linden McGregor ist ein schottischer Bad Boy, der weiß, wie man Frauen erobert. Und seit einiger Zeit schon denkt er an nichts anderes als an seine beste Freundin Stephanie. Doch sie zu verführen wäre unmöglich. Stephanie Robinson ist eine erfolgreiche Geschäftsfrau und sie weiß, dass Linden tabu ist. Auch wenn sie nicht leugnen kann, dass sie ihn will. Die beiden müssen sich nun entscheiden: Wollen sie ihrem Verlangen nachgeben, auch wenn ihre Freundschaft dabei auf dem Spiel steht?

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