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Mark Forsyth - A ​Christmas Cornucopia
The ​unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means 'Go away, Christ'. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to 25 December in 354 AD. We're oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was actually invented by a Munich housewife to stop her children pestering her for a Christmas countdown. And we would never have guessed that the invention of crackers was merely a way of popularizing sweet wrappers. Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense - in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.

Mark Forsyth - A ​Short History of Drunkenness
Almost ​every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Romans got rat-arsed, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies.

Mark Forsyth - The ​Unknown Unknown
Mark ​Forsyth – author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon – explores in this essay specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, why Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy would never have met online, the pleasure of leafing through a dictionary, and why only a bookshop can give you what you never knew you were looking for.

Midori Gotou - Psycho-Pass: ​Inspector Shinya Kogami 3.
The ​perfect society and its price...the manga prequel to the acclaimed anime series! In the 22nd century, the Psycho-Pass measures emotional health, making crime not only rare, but strange and dangerous--and the only "safe" job for a person on the borderline is as a cop...kept on a virtual leash as they hunt down the criminals they may soon become themselves! Finally given permission to search and question at will in the Special Sector, Division 3 discovers the underground farm that developed the miracle food that saved Japan from starvation...and the fate of the original patients it was tested upon!

Midori Gotou - Psycho-Pass: ​Inspector Shinya Kogami 1.
In ​this prequel to the hit science fiction crime drama anime series, Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami reveals how the legendary Enforcer was once an ace detective! Working within the city-regulating Sybil System, Inspectors must fight crime in a future where a single number measures your criminal tendencies and determines if you are useful to society! An artificial organ with a numbered brand is the key piece of evidence that leads Section 3 to a network of organ smuggling! They must set up a complicated trap in order to catch the culprit! However the real perpetrator may not be who they think it is...

Midori Gotou - Psycho-Pass: ​Inspector Shinya Kogami 2.
The ​manga prequel to the acclaimed anime series! The Psycho-Pass made a better future society possible: a universal fitness app that tracks people's emotional health. But when crime becomes rare, it also becomes stranger and more dangerous than ever...and in the 22nd century the only "safe" job for a person on the borderline is as a cop--kept on a virtual leash as they hunt down the criminals they may soon become themselves! Kogami's team has learned that the hospital where patients have died due to a genetic timer set in them decades ago was a "privileged" residence for the emotionally unfit. In searching for clues, they discover just how their society perfected itself by pushing things into the shadows...and the underground network dedicated to keeping those things alive!

Midori Gotou - Psycho-Pass: ​Inspector Shinya Kogami 4.
The ​perfect society and its price...the manga prequel to the acclaimed anime series! In the 22nd century, the Psycho-Pass measures emotional health, making crime not only rare, but strange and dangerous--and the only "safe" job for a person on the borderline is as a cop...kept on a virtual leash as they hunt down the criminals they may soon become themselves! How did rice, once sacred to Japan, become its forbidden food? Division 3 descends into the deepest levels of the Special Sector in search of a lost field under a hidden sun...and the mysterious woman at the heart of their case, Kirika Nouzen.

Noelle Marie - Bitten
Bastian ​had to have been the most handsome man that Katherine had ever met. It really was unfortunate that he was also the most stubborn, controlling, downright infuriating jackass she’d ever known as well. Oh, and there was the fact that he was a werewolf – a werewolf who has bitten her. Sixteen-year-old Katherine Mayes had never believed in mythological creatures like werewolves or mermaids – certainly not those sparkly vampires that her friend Abby was obsessed with. Even when she’s bitten by a massive animal after a reckless night of teenage adventure and her body begins to change in mystifying ways, she can’t force herself to believe in what she’s convinced is impossible. Little does she realize she’s been infected with a disease a little more permanent than the rabies she feels fortunate to have not contracted. Lycanthropy. Her fierce denial is soundly shattered, however, when she is simultaneously saved and kidnapped by Bastian and his pack. Forced to leave small town Iowa behind and adjust to their way of life in a hidden society, Katherine must also deal with fighting the pull she feels towards the man – or wolf, rather – who has bitten her and disrupted her life so completely.

Noelle Marie - Luminous
Katherine ​didn’t think she had ever heard so many creative ways of being called fat before. Except she wasn’t fat, of course. Even worse, she was pregnant. When Katherine begins experiencing seemingly random physiological changes a few months after being claimed as Bastian’s mate, she’s terrified that she may somehow be losing her supernatural abilities – her “inner wolf”, so to speak. In many ways, though, the truth is even scarier: she’s pregnant. Amidst dealing with morning sickness, wondering how she’s going to push a baby the size of a melon out of her you know, and, oh yeah, figuring out a way to tell Bastian the life-altering news, Katherine finds herself shedding her initial apprehension over her pregnancy and becoming enamored with the idea of a baby. Unfortunately, in a world where fertile wombs among werewolves are as rare as they are revered, envy and covetousness abound. Evil – both the kind that lurks in shadows, and the kind that blatantly rears its ugly head – threaten to rip away from Katherine everything she never knew she wanted. Who could know that her uterus, and the little life growing inside it, would ever cause her so much trouble?

Noelle Marie - Shy
If ​Katherine thought that her life would get any easier in the months following her realization that Bastian was her mate, she was wrong. But dealing with the man’s hot and cold behavior – it was like he had two times of the month – and surviving the Recruiting Rites were pieces of cake compared to the fierce emotional storm that envelops her when a secret – a lie – is revealed that turns everything Katherine thought she knew on its head. Once betrayed, it’s hard to bring herself to trust again. Once bitten, it’s hard not to be shy.

Rebecca Chastain - A ​Fistful of Evil
Madison ​wants to be ordinary. Instead, she can see souls. Honestly, it’s kind of gross. Not everyone’s metaphysical essence glows sparkly white. Most people carry around a lot of smut. Which is why Madison doesn’t use her soul sight often—until she witnesses something she can’t ignore: dark creatures hungrily gnawing on the souls of oblivious normal folks. No one else can see these creatures. No one else can fight them. It’s up to Madison to save the souls of the people in her city. If only she knew what she was doing... A Fistful of Evil is a fresh urban fantasy for fans of Darynda Jones and Jim Butcher. You won’t want to miss this wildly imaginative story packed full of supernatural horrors, kick-butt action, and laugh-out-loud moments.

Rebecca Chastain - A ​Fistful of Fire
The ​second novel in the international bestselling humorous urban fantasy series readers are comparing to Darynda Jones and Jim Butcher MADISON FOX IS BACK IN HOT WATER... “A Fistful of Fire is what urban fantasy lovers crave most.” (Open Book Society ★★★★★) Madison Fox survived her first week as California’s newest illuminant enforcer, but if her grumpy boss, Mr. Pitt, was impressed, he hasn’t told Madison. In fact, there’s a lot her boss has been closemouthed about, including the dark secret haunting his past. But Madison’s problems are just igniting. Neighboring regions report an uncharacteristic flare-up of evil, fire-breathing salamanders blaze unchecked across the city, and Black Friday looms. Trapped doing cleanup amid mobs of holiday shoppers, Madison watches from the sidelines as dubious allies insinuate themselves in her region. As suspicions kindle and the mysterious evil gains strength, Madison must determine who she can trust—and whose rules to follow—before her region and career go up in flames. Sizzling with adventure and sparking with magic, A Fistful of Fire is fused with Rebecca Chastain’s trademark blend of humor and butt-kicking action. Buy now to continue the thrilling adventure!

Rebecca Chastain - A ​Fistful of Frost
Madison’s ​job—and soul—are on thin ice. Madison Fox is determined to reform Jamie, her half-evil pooka, but the bond linking her to Jamie works both ways. Already, it has manipulated her into bending the rules. If she continues down this path, she could doom her soul. Since her judgment can’t be trusted, a high-ranking inspector now dictates Madison’s every interaction with Jamie, and each directive drives them further apart. Unfortunately, Madison has bigger issues than the potential degradation of her soul. Winter has struck with a vengeance. Frost moths plague the entire state, reinforcing the artificially frigid temperature. Worse, cold-blooded, soul-stealing enemies are flocking into her region from the north—creatures Madison has little defense against. With the inspector scrutinizing her every misstep, Madison is in for the battle of her life. If she hopes to survive, she must make an impossible choice: save herself and her region or save Jamie. An imaginative urban fantasy filled with heart, humor, and plenty of butt-kicking action—A Fistful of Frost is a book you won't want to miss.

Rebecca Chastain - Magic ​of the Gargoyles
To ​help a baby gargoyle, Mika will risk everything... Mika Stillwater is a mid-level earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she'll trust with her desperate mission, Mika's carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered. Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika must jeopardize everything she's worked so hard for to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster--and to stay alive...

Ron Marz - Ian Edginton - Mark Schultz - Warren Ellis - DC ​Comics/Dark Horse - Aliens
The ​stories that brought the dread Aliens into the DC Universe are collected in this new title! First, Batman follows the trail from his home turf to the Amazon jungle to discover the horror of the Aliens--but how can even the Dark Knight stop them? Then, an Alien is discovered in a Gotham City construction site--and it's going to wreak havoc on Arkham Asylum! Plus, the 1998 tale that pitted the WildC.A.T.s against the might of the Aliens is back. Can even the WildC.A.T.s survive a battle with the Aliens--when StormWatch has already fallen? Collects BATMAN/ALIENS #1, BATMAN ALIENS #2 SUPERMAN AND BATMAN VS. ALIENS AND PREDATOR #1 and WILDC.A.T.S./ALIENS #1.

Ryoko Iwata - Coffee ​Gives Me Superpowers
For ​coffee lovers and those who love them, Coffee Gives Me Superpowers is a fun, graphic design-centered book focused on one of the world's most addictive and beloved substances--coffee. If coffee is the foundation of your food pyramid, then this is your book. Inspired by Ryoko Iwata's popular Web site, I Love Coffee (en.ilovecoffee.jp), Coffee Gives Me Superpowers is full of infographics, quizzes, and other fun and interesting facts about coffee (and sometimes sushi) written by Ryoko, a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle. The book includes the most popular pieces on the site, such as "Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee", "10 Coffee Myths," "The 15 Most Caffeinated Cities in the U.S.", "The Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee, According to Science", and "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Caffeine", plus 25 percent new, original material that is available only inside this book.

Susan Kaye Quinn - Third ​Daughter
Sneaking ​out of the palace wasn’t one of Aniri’s best ideas. But she’s the Third Daughter of the Queen of Dharia—zero responsibilities and zero royal duties. She’s just the backup daughter, in case her older sisters’ arranged marriages—to take the crown or broker an alliance—don’t quite work out. But once Aniri reaches her 18th birthday, she’ll be truly free… and then she can marry the charming fencing instructor she meets for fevered kisses in the forest. But then the impossible happens—a marriage proposal. From a barbarian prince in the north, no less. And if Aniri refuses, the threat of their new flying weapon might bring war. So she agrees to the young prince’s proposal, but only as a subterfuge to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she doesn’t love. But once she arrives in the sweeping mountains of the north, she discovers the prince has his own secrets… and saving her country may end up breaking her heart.

T. S. Joyce - Novak ​Grizzly
The ​Daughter of Beaston is hurting. Remington Novak is stuck in a city, her whole life altered for a man who didn’t keep her. A life change comes in many forms, but for Remi, it comes as a newspaper clipping, sent by her best friend. A Last Chance Crew up in the mountains is looking for help, and her skillset matches the requirements. Must like animals? She was a grizzly shifter. Must be okay with crass jokes? She was raised a Grey Back in one of the roughest Crews in existence. She could surely handle a few rowdy boys. When she shows up for the interview though, it’s clear she’s made a grave mistake. Kamp demands her inner bear’s attention immediately, but he’s dangerous to her body and soul. Something’s wrong with that lion shifter, and the more she tries to figure him out, the deeper she falls into a dangerous admiration for him and these mountains he’s claiming as home. Kamp is out of options. His days are numbered in his Crew, his lion needs to be put down, and every day looks just the same. Wake up, fight the Alpha, fail at his job, sleep, repeat. He’s lost too much to recover, but one look at the fiery-eyed beauty, and this lion shifter lumberjack aching to change his destiny. It might already be too late, but now every day is worth fighting for just to see the growing smile on Remi’s face. Two damaged shifters, one fate, one helluva mountain to climb to get this Crew to C-Team status. No one could’ve got him living again, but maybe…just maybe…the Novak Grizzly can save him. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

T. S. Joyce - Novak ​Raven
His ​entire life, Weston Novak has been followed by the long shadow of his raven shifter people. He’s kept his distance and settled into the Bloodrunner Crew, but his life has just taken a hard right turn. Not only does he have visions of the future now, but a soft-spoken raven shifter named Avery has just tumbled into his life to shake everything up. He knows she’s here for dark reasons, but he can’t help the bone-deep attraction he feels for her. Avery was born to betray him, and he can see what’s coming for him clear as day, so why can’t he leave the timid beauty alone? Avery Foley has been connected to the Novak Raven for as long as she can remember. She has lived far away from Weston in Raven’s Hollow, but has never stopped thinking about her childhood pen pal. To escape an unwanted betrothal, she’s lied to the raven council and run deep into the mountains of the Bloodrunner Dragon. She can’t ever meet the terrifying shifters who live here, but their mere existence is protecting her from an empty life. The Novak Raven doesn’t even know what he’s done for her, and now he’ll save her a second time. He has to because Weston knows better than anyone--you can’t change fate. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

T. S. Joyce - Red ​Havoc Bad Bear
**Don’t ​miss the epic finale in T. S. Joyce’s bestselling Red Havoc Panthers series** The countdown is on. Crazy Lynn Matheson has six days until she’ll join all the other shifters who have lost their minds and been put down by their alphas. All she wants to do is get through the next week with the Gray Back Crew as quietly as possible, but some of the big, dominant males in Damon’s Mountains are pushing her to fight her destiny. The main culprit? A tatted-up, motorcycle-riding, trouble-making giant of a man named Jathan Barns. He’s watching her every move, angering the panther inside of Lynn. She wants nothing to do with love, but Jathan is stirring up emotions she never thought she would feel again, and now he’s making her question everything—her destiny included. The countdown is on. Jathan Barns has six days to save Crazy Lynn. She fell apart when she left Damon’s Mountains, and now no matter what it costs him, he is determined to keep her alpha from putting her down. He would fight every shifter on earth to keep her safe, but he can’t save a half-crazed panther shifter who doesn’t want to save herself. The plan is simple: manipulate Lynn into being the tough girl he knows she is, without losing his heart in the process. But the more time he spends with her, the more he learns things aren’t always what they seem. She isn’t weak like he thought, and as he begins to understand her, it becomes clear that her broken panther might be just the right match for his Bad Bear. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

T. S. Joyce - Red ​Havoc Bad Cat
Barret ​Turgard is in a desperate battle to keep his broken panther steady. All he needs to coast through life, and stick with his routine—work, eat, sleep, and protect his crew. Anything extra could send his inner animal into a tailspin he can’t escape. And when a female flight shifter trespasses in Red Havoc territory, she threatens to do just that. Eden is feisty and beautiful, but she sees too much, and Barret is finding it harder and harder to hide his darkness from her and his crew. His control over his animal is slipping with every secret she pulls from him. She doesn’t know it yet…but she’s messing with a monster. Eden Brown is in the Appalachian Mountains to help a friend, but the reclusive panther shifters there don’t allow trespassers. Barret is dangerous, and it’s clear he’s hunting her, so why isn’t she afraid of him? She isn’t made for a mate, but the closer she gets to him, the more she thinks he could be the one who changes her destiny. That is…until he finds out who she really is. Barret thinks he’s the monster, but Eden knows the truth. It’s her inner flight shifter that could bring chaos to the mountains, and war to the Red Havoc Crew. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

Vi Keeland - Penelope Ward - Jodi Ellen Malpas - Emma Chase - Marie Force - Susan Stoker - Corinne Michaels - Naughty ​or Nice
These ​holiday short stories from New York Times Bestselling Authors. Sexy Scrooge by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward The last thing I needed was to share an Uber with Scrooge—a cocky lawyer on a snowy Christmas Eve. It was bad enough I was on my way to court for the gift of eviction. Although maybe today wouldn’t turn out so bad after all. The Sexy Scrooge and I started to connect as we trudged our way through a storm. Our ride was about to end. But would I ever see him again? Big Baubles by Jodi Ellen Malpas Shannon’s last-minute Christmas shopping trip quickly goes from tedious to thrilling when she meets a sexy stranger in Harrods. He’s irresistibly cheeky, hot as sin, and he seems to want to play. So when he sets Shannon the challenge of completing her Christmas shopping before he completes his, she can’t help but accept. And she plans on winning. But the sexy stranger plays dirty on the shop floor. And even dirtier in the women’s changing rooms… The Naughty List by Emma Chase Evie Sanders has a secret. She’s in love with her boss, Jace Winters, the hot as hell, hardworking owner of the best bar in the snowy, ski resort town of Alpine. She thinks Jace barely knows she exists—that to him, she’s just an employee. But at this year’s Christmas party, bells get jingled, stockings get stuffed, snow—and other things—get thoroughly plowed, and Christmas wishes (even the naughty ones) just might come true. Joyous—A Quantum Christmas by Marie Force After a remarkable year that included a wedding and a big Oscar win for Quantum Productions, Hollywood superstar Flynn Godfrey wants to give his wife, Natalie, and closest friends a Christmas they will never forget. But when best-laid plans go awry, Flynn will learn that sometimes the season’s greatest gifts are those that can’t be bought or wrapped. A Holiday Lift by Corinne Michaels Holly has had enough pain around the holidays to last her lifetime. All she wants is to focus on her work. All of that becomes impossible when she’s stuck in the elevator with her co-worker Dean. She can’t avoid his intense stares, deep voice, and scent that drives her crazy. Will the holiday season bring them an unexpected lift or will they come crashing down? Best Christmas Ever by Susan Stoker When Chris and Sienna meet during an accident in Texas, the perfect strangers soon discover they’re inexplicably linked...in more ways than one. Coincidence? Perhaps. Or maybe the makings of their very own Christmas miracle.

Ruth Cardello - Maximum ​Risk
Max ​Andrade: Rich, bold, unapologetic. He is a man who doesn’t hear the word no—until he meets Tara. In his obsession to have her, he’ll offer her anything—except his heart. Tara Holmes: Outspoken, hardworking, levelheaded. She makes her living by exposing unfaithful spouses. She doesn’t believe in love, especially not with a man who sees her as nothing more than a challenge. When Madison D’Argenson hires Tara to uncover the truth about Aunt Patrice, Tara is pulled into Max’s world. How far would you go to help a man who doesn’t want to be helped? And how long would you give yourself over to the pleasure of his touch if you knew it would end as soon as he discovered your lie?

Michelle Gross - Falling ​For Fear
This ​isn't a sweet romance... This one's about villains and their selfish ways... and how far one will go to get what they want. It's painful and ugly and wicked. But maybe the bad ones can be loved after all. I was his right-hand ghost. Now he’s what I dread. Fear. I was his killer. Now he’s the guilt I carry. Ryan. Two completely different beings now stuck in one shared body that’s known as a merge. My ex-boss, the human boy I killed, and me, the ghost girl who stained her soul to get an adult body. What could go right? Nothing. What could go wrong? Everything. Bad girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… things are going to get ugly so why is he making me want something beautiful?

T. S. Joyce - Red ​Havoc Guardian
Greyson ​McCarty is hiding big secrets and doing his best to stay invisible in the Red Havoc Crew. By his own choice, he is at the very bottom of the crew, but when he enlists the help of a shifter matchmaking service to find a mate, the one he’s given makes it hard for him to hide what he really is. Genevieve is smart, and funny, and the most interesting woman he’s ever met. Too bad she’s not a panther, and the wrath of her people could mean the end for Greyson and his C-Team crew of misfit shifters. Genevieve Taylor is desperate to find a place that makes sense to her. On the run from her last crew, she needs to find a man who is big and bad enough to keep her safe, and she’ll use any means necessary—even a shifter matchmaking service. Falling for Greyson would be a bonus, so when she meets him and there is an instant spark between them, she can’t help but hope she’s found her match. But there’s more than meets the eye with the quiet panther shifter, and she’s beginning to suspect he’s not as reserved as he seems. Maybe that’s a good thing though, because she’s being hunted by a ghost from her past, and now it’s not just her life at stake. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

T. S. Joyce - Red ​Havoc Rogue
Annalise ​Sutter is a newly Turned shifter determined to get her life back on track. The problem? Her inner panther is a monster that attacks anything that breathes. She’s had to let go of her old life completely to protect the people she loves, and the one thing that has kept her steady through this transition is Jaxon Barns. They’ve been texting for months, but he’s anti-shifter and she can’t tell him what she has become. When a spot on a notoriously private panther crew comes up, she jumps at the opportunity to pledge in desperation to get her animal under control. Too bad that means leaving Jaxon behind, because what human is going to put up with an out of control shifter who lives way out in the boonies? Jaxon Barns is harboring two things—a massive grizzly in his middle and an equally big chip on his shoulder about being born a shifter. He grew up in the Gray Back Crew, but can’t seem to settle down long enough to stay in one place. The only thing that eases the ache of being a rogue are the text messages that come from Annalise. She feels like the only real thing in his life, and when she disappears mysteriously one day, he knows something has gone really wrong. Now he’ll have to track her to panther territory to save her from herself. But maybe the panther inside of her isn’t the biggest danger to Annalise’s safety anymore. Perhaps now, the biggest threat to her future…is him. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

T. S. Joyce - Red ​Snow Bride
Werewolves ​meet the Wild West in this exciting second installment of the Wolf Brides trilogy. Lorelei McGregor has tumbled from the top tier of Turn of the Century Boston society. Determined not to sully her family’s name further, she answers an ad in the newspaper for a mail order bride. The big city is no longer home, so she’ll try her hand at surviving the Wild West cattle town of Colorado Springs with her new stranger husband. The man she meets is tall and strapping, and about as wild as a person can get. His strange mannerisms scream that something is off, but out of options, Lorelei has to learn to adapt to life on a homestead with a family who doesn’t seem altogether human. Jeremiah Dawson is keeping big secrets from his mail-order bride, but he can’t trust her with the truth until he knows she won’t run from him. When a mission to track down some of the most notorious outlaws in the Colorado territory goes wrong, he’ll have to learn to trust her, or cut her loose to save her from the feral animal inside of him. If he chooses wisely, he just might find the woman who can fix his broken wolf. Content Warning: explicit love scenes, language, badass Wild West werewolves, and sexy shifter secrets. Adult only shifter romance.

T. S. Joyce - Redeem ​the Bear
In ​the gripping final book in the Bear Valley Shifters saga, Corin Dunbar is still living with the ghost of the boy who died saving her life from the wrath of the Long Claws ten years ago. Unable to move on, she’s settled in the sanctuary of Bear Valley with the other bear shifters she has grown to rely on. On the eve of war with the murderous clan, she encounters a familiar man outside her camp. He’s colder than she remembers. He’s now the alpha of the clan she is about to go to war with. But she’s desperate to find out if he’s the boy she used to know. Brooks Butler has fought hard to become alpha of the most feared bear shifters in the world, and just in time to lead his people into an epic battle against the enemy—Bear Valley. Unfortunately, a beautiful woman who swears he’s someone else won’t leave him alone. He doesn’t have time for a meddling female to mess with his head, but a night in her arms makes him question everything. Determined to prove his place, Brooks will bring the remaining bear shifters together for one final legendary showdown. Yet the mysteries surrounding Corin confound him, and her beauty beguiles him. If he can unravel the secrets between them before the battle takes place, he just might have a shot at redemption. Content Warning: explicit love scenes and language. Adult only bear shifter adventure.

Colleen Hoover - Regretting ​You
From ​#1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters. Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body. With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara. While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

T. S. Joyce - Redemption ​of a Wolf
Mountain ​Lion shifter, Trina Chapman, is having a rough year. Trying to find her legs over the loss of her Clan, she has bought a local bar and just needs to keep her focus until it can pay the bills. That would probably be easier to do if she didn’t have a rogue werewolf sniffing around and showing up in unexpected places. She knows she’s being hunted, and her first look at Kade’s inner wolf should have her running for the hills, but for some reason, the more she learns about him, the more interesting he becomes. She’d been resigned to tackle life alone, but he’s dependable in unexpected ways. And when she starts learning how thoughtful and protective and caring the bad boy outlaw werewolf really is, she starts thinking he just might be a good match for a shifter like her. That is, until she realizes she’s not the only one being hunted. Kade is good and done with people. Newly pledged to the Blackwood Crow Clan, he’s used to doing things on his own. Independence can get a rogue shifter into big trouble quick though, and he’s fighting fires his new Clan doesn’t know about. His life revolves around three things. Keeping his step brothers safe, Changing into a monstrous wolf for days at a time…and Trina. One look at her and he’s done for, but she deserves much better than a man who can’t even keep her safe from himself. His wolf is out of control and Kade is spiraling down a path he can’t come back from. But maybe…just maybe…the girl that he loves enough to stay away from could be the key to his redemption. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

Choon-Hak Cho - Yeon-Ja Sohn - Heisoon Yang - Korean ​Reader for Chinese Characters
Korean ​Reader for Chinese Characters will help students of Korean master basic Chinese characters that are frequently encountered in everyday situations. More than five hundred characters are targeted in exercises that aid in the efficient study of the forms, meanings, and sounds of individual characters and their compounds. Although the primary goal of the Reader is recognition of basic Chinese characters, students are encouraged to learn to write them properly by inclusion of a section on stroke order. The Reader is also designed to reinforce skills in reading and writing in Korean while studying Chinese characters. Forty lessons are preceded by an introductory chapter on the principles of Chinese character formation and reading and writing characters and followed by appendices on stroke order, English translations of the main reading text of each lesson, and an index of characters. The lessons are organized into seven parts: new characters, reading text, glossary, notes, new words in characters, more words in characters, and exercises. After every fifth lesson, there is a section reviewing all the characters introduced in the preceding five lessons.

Zoe Perdita - Crash
Ben ​Singer, an omega werewolf, has been in love with his former best friend and the alpha scion of their wolf pack, Axel, from the time they were teenagers. Ben thought they were mates, but the rules of their pack kept them apart. Axel Cross is a fuck-up. The sexy tattooed wolf threw away his chances of ever becoming pack alpha at seventeen, and Ben has no idea why. When Axel’s uncle kicks Ben out of their Pittsburgh pack, it’s the chance the omega has been waiting for. Then Axel demands to accompany the smaller wolf. The only problem is Ben wants to run away for good – away from the pack Axel’s uncle decided the omega should join and away from Axel. But Axel doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. He’s determined to go with Ben, even if the omega doesn’t want him around. While desire stirs between Axel and Ben, years of heartache haunt them. Can the alpha and omega let go of their past and the old pack in order to find a bright new future together?

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