Tag Archives: Contemporary

Letters from Father Christmas 25th Anniv

Author: J R R Tolkien Publisher: Harpercollins Product Description This revised edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from ‘Father Christmas’ includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication 25 years ago. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in […]

Betrayed (House of Night, Book 2)

Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night.  She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of […]

The Grimm Curse (Once Upon A Time Is Now)

Author: Stephen Carpenter Publisher: Product Description Fifteen year-old Jake Grimm is the last living descendent of the Brothers Grimm, who wrote the famous fairy tales in the 1800’s. But Jake grew up with foster parents in Los Angeles, never knowing his true destiny until he ran away from his unhappy foster home, to the place […]

The Lost Gate

Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Books Product Description Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them.  While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the […]

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Switched – the first book in the Trylle Trilogy… When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn […]

My Blood Approves

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Createspace Product Description Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham’s life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack’s unlike anyone she’s ever met. Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he’s […]

Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description The final chapter in the Trylle Trilogy… With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy’s fate seems sealed. But everything she sacrificed might be in vain if she can’t save the ones she loves. Her whole life has been leading up to this, and it’s all coming to an […]

Torn (Trylle Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Torn – the second book of the Trylle Trilogy… Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her. She’s caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is […]

Glimpse (Zellie Wells Book 1)

Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel Publisher: Stacey Wallace Benefiel Product Description Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom’s high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is […]

Breathless (The Cordelia Chronicles)

Author: Heather C. Hudak Publisher: Product Description When tall, dark, and mysterious Chaseyn Lear arrives in the small town of Evergreen, Colorado, high school senior Lia Jameson’s life is turned upside-down. An unexpected twist of fate unravels a long-time family curse that puts Lia in the center of a supernatural drama and threatens her life.

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1)

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Publisher: Bantam Product Description A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard. Amazon.com Review Often compared to Tolkien’s Middle-earth or Lewis’s Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly […]

Forever Neverland

Author: Heather Killough-Walden Publisher: Product Description It has been five years since Wendy Darling and her brothers returned home after a harrowing ordeal in which they’d “gone missing” for several days and nights. To Wendy, they returned by fairy magic, fresh from the fight with Captain Hook, a little mussed up but none the worse […]

Safe Landing

Author: Tess Oliver Publisher: Product Description Still trying to cope with her parent’s divorce, seventeen-year-old Brazil Parkin finds her world slipping even further from its once blissful orbit. She blames her mom for the rotten turn her life has taken. Leaving behind her friends, her horse, and a father she adores, Brazil moves with her […]

Falling From Grace (Grace Series)

Author: S.L. Naeole Publisher: Crystal Quill Publishing Product Description When you wake up in the morning and your eyes take in the first hints of light that shine through your window, the dust motes catching and reflecting the sun’s rays like little diamonds, the shimmering hues of yellow and orangey gold breaking through into your […]

Bearers of the Black Staff: Legends of Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Publisher: Del Rey Product Description For more than three decades, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks has ruled the epic fantasy realm with his legendary Shannara series. With each new novel the mythos has deepened, ever more fascinating characters have arisen, and increasingly breathtaking vistas of magical adventure have emerged. Now […]

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description 2011 EPIC Ebook Award Finalist They’ve been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human. […]

Maid for Me

Author: Kathleen Lieu Publisher: Nummyz Productions Product Description Feisty Mina Lin waltzes on glass shards when she lands a job as billionaire Jaiden Daniels’s maid. What happens when Jaiden hires her to become his pretend girlfriend? Pretending to be in love with the hot Rich Boy is hard, when Mina’s heart only beats for her […]

Arousing Love

Author: M. H. Strom Publisher: Marstro Press Product Description Zach knows Joanna is too young for him, but he has never felt like this about anybody before. She’s so sweet and passionate and flirty and free, and the most beautiful girl Zach has ever known. Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as […]

The Unsuspecting Mage (The Morcyth Saga)

Author: Brian S. Pratt Publisher: Brian S. Pratt Product Description ‘Magic! Real Magic! Ever wanted to learn? We require someone with intelligence and a disciplined mind. Those well versed in fantasy novels and role playing games a plus. May need to travel.’ Little did James realize when he answered the ad in the paper that […]

If Everybody Did

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Jo Ann Stover Publisher: JourneyForth Product Description The hilarious and terrible consequences of everyone doing his own thing are portrayed by author/artist Jo Ann Stover in If Everybody Did. Children and adults alike will enjoy this precautionary tale with its concise rhyming text, and amusing illustrations.

A Plantation Christmas (Christmas Classic)

Author: Julia Mood Peterkin Publisher: Larlin Corporation

Night Before Christmas in Texas, The (Night Before Christmas (Gibbs))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Catherine Smith Publisher: Gibbs Smith Product Description A huge windstorm could stop Santa from getting across Texas, but a little armadillo spots Santa and his reindeer and helps them find their way!

Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas (Dell Young Yearling)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Madeleine L’Engle Publisher: Yearling Product Description Seven-year-old Vicky Austin thinks the 24 days before Christmas are the best days of the whole year. Vicky is practicing for the Christmas pageant and decorating the house. She hopes her new brother or sister will be born soon so mother can be home for […]

The Catcher in the Rye

Rating: (2986 reviews) Author: J.D. Salinger Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Product Description Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there. Amazon.com Review Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher […]

Speaker for the Dead

Rating: (429 reviews) Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Books Product Description In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the […]

The Graveyard Book

Rating: (386 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living […]

Pretty Little Liars #7: Heartless

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picturesque Rosewood, Pennsylvania, neighbors gossip over picket fences, and gleaming SUVs sit in every crushed-granite driveway. But recently, friendly smiles have been replaced with suspicious glares and accusatory whispers—and it’s all because Hanna, Aria, Emily, and Spencer just can’t keep their mouths shut. […]

The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2)

Rating: (59 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend […]

Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)

Rating: (137 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description From the author of the popular Weather Warden series. Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Just don’t stay out after dark. College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the […]

Chance

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Joseph Conrad Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Stories: All-New Tales

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow Product Description “The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. . . .” The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: “And then what happened?” The true hallmark of great […]

Declaring Spinsterhood

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Jamie Lynn Braziel Publisher: BookSurge Publishing Product Description What can you do when your family harps on you to get married (already!), when your delicious and alluring ex-boyfriend—cheater to the core—believes that you’ve fallen for another guy and sets out to woo and conquer (again), and when you suddenly realize that […]

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Rating: (388 reviews) Author: Zora Neale Hurston Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics Product Description One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a […]

Evernight

Rating: (162 reviews) Author: Claudia Gray Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Bianca wants to escape. She’s been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in. Then she meets Lucas. He’s […]

GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET R L STINE’S: FRIGHT CHRISTMAS CASSETTE (R.L. Stine’s Ghosts of Fear Street Series)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: R.L. Stine Publisher: Audioworks Product Description Kenny Frobisher is the biggest bully in Shadyside, and Santa is watching him do rotten, nasty things. Kenny is out to ruin everyone’s holiday–until he gets trapped in a closet in Dalby’s Department Store on Christmas Eve. When Kenny finally gets out, the store is […]

The Christmas Books: Volume 1: A Christmas Carol and The Chimes (Penguin English Library)

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Penguin Classics Product Description In October 1843, Dickens hit upon the idea of writing a story that would not only celebrate Christmas but alert people to the desperate needs of England’s poor. “The Christmas Carol” was the result. “The Chimes” is a topical satire set on New Year’s Eve.

A Christmas Carol (Everyman’s Library Children’s Classics)

Rating: (198 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Everyman’s Library Product Description Through the intervention of four ghosts, Ebenezer Scrooge is shown the spirit of Christmas.

Le Petit Prince (French Language Edition)

Rating: (83 reviews) Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Publisher: Harcourt, Inc. Product Description In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers across the country for its purity and beauty of […]

Archie’s Classic Christmas Stories

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Various Publisher: Archie Comics Product Description Deck the halls with smiles and laughter, fa la la la la, la la la la! Since their inception, Archie and his friends have delighted readers with scores of Yuletide tales. These stories proved so popular that in 1954 an entire series devoted to stories […]

Counterfeit Christmas (Nancy Drew Files #102)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Counterfeit twenties are circulating and Nancy’s prime suspect is a gorgeous guy who is attracted to her, but another suspect is found dead and Nancy is drawn into a world where greed rules and life is worthless.

Fade Out (Morganville Vampires, Book 7)

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again… Now Claire can actually concentrate on her […]

Maitland Maternity Christmas: A Heartbeat Away/The Ends of the Earth/Once in a Lifetime (Maitland Maternity Clinic Anthology)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Judy Christenberry Publisher: Harlequin Product Description Hugh Blake, soon to become stepfather to the Maitland clan, has produced three high-performing offspring of his own. But at the rate they’re going, they’re never going to make him a grandpa! There’s Suzanne, a work-obsessed CEO whose Christmas spirit could use a little topping […]

The Con Artist of Catalina Island: A McAfee Twins Christmas Novel

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Jennifer Colt Publisher: CreateSpace Product Description Spending Christmas on picturesque Catalina Island seems like the perfect idea for private investigators, Kerry and Terry McAfee. That is, until they learn that the hotel room they’ve checked into was recently occupied by a pair of feuding newlyweds, and that the bride and her […]

The Help

Rating: (1716 reviews) Author: Kathryn Stockett Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam Product Description Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring […]

The Christmas Box

Rating: (129 reviews) Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Pubs Wholesale Product Description “Whatever the reason, I find that with each passing Christmas the story of the Christmas box is told less and needed more. So I record it now for all future generations to accept or dismiss, as seems them good. As for me, I […]

The Bells of Christmas

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Virginia Hamilton Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, “Hamilton’s story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to savor the holiday preparations.”–School Library Journal

The Complete Christmas Books of Charles Dickens

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Digireads.com Product Description While readers will be most familiar with “The Christmas Carol” in which Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who endeavor to show him the error of his miserly ways just in time for Christmas, Dickens also wrote four other Christmas themed books. These include […]

The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol in Prose (The Annotated Books)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Product Description Without question, The Annotated Christmas Carol is the most authoritative and entertaining edition ever produced. What would Christmas be without A Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens’s famous ghost story is as much a part of the season as plum pudding and mistletoe, […]

A Tale of Two Cities: 150th Anniversary (Signet Classics)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Signet Classics Product Description 150TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION With dramatic eloquence, this story of the French Revolution brings to life a time of terror and treason, and a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime.

Nonesuch Dickens: 6 Book Set: Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Christmas Books, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Nicholas Nickelby and Hard Times

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Overlook Hardcover Product Description The essential collector’s Dickens, based on the world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of 1937 The text in these stunning volumes is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, which became known as the Charles Dickens edition and was the last edition to be corrected […]