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Sizzling in July
Romance , Sensual / July 13, 2011

The weather is hot. . . and reading one of these erotic tales could make it even hotter. WOLF TALES 10, Kate Douglas (Aphrodisia, July 2011 $14.00) Aphrodisia’s bestselling author does it again, with another sizzling, no-holds-barred installment in the unstoppable Wolf Tales series. NEED ME, Shelli Stevens (Aphrodisia, July 2011, $14.00) From the author of Take Me comes a sexy new futuristic romance that pits seductive soldier on a mission against the man guarding the very thing she needs. LEGALLY HOT, Lora Leigh, Cheyenne McCray and Red Garnier (St. Martins Press, July 2011, $7.99) Three of today’s top writers of romantic suspense want you to meet a few good men who are so hot, it’s criminal. HOPE’S KISS, Angela Knight (Red Sage, July 2011) Detective Hope Barton finds the man she loves bloody, naked and locked in a cage. When he lunges for her throat, she realizes Mark Wilder has become a vampire. Worse, he’s dying of the Thirst: a raging need for blood. After Hope is locked in with Mark, she must use all her sensual skills to reawaken the man inside the beast. Only then can they defeat the master vampire determined to make Mark his partner…

Fresh Pick / July 13, 2011

September 2010 On Sale: September 18, 2010 256 pages ISBN: 1440503257 EAN: 9781440503252 Hardcover $19.95  Add to Wish List Cookbooks Buy at Pick something particularly tasty. Maybe, say, a pumpkin pastie The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall. A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid’s hut. Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express. With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as: Treacle Tart—Harry’s favorite dessert Molly’s Meat Pies—Mrs. Weasley’s classic dish Kreacher’s French Onion Soup Pumpkin Pasties—a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you’ll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magickal culinary masterpieces, sure make even Mrs. Weasley proud! Previous Picks

Julie Crabtree | Who Do You Think You Are?
Author Guest / July 13, 2011

I went on a mini-book tour last month, visiting middle school classrooms to talk about my new book, being an author, and writing as a hobby and career.  Sure, I am there to promote my books, but more importantly, at least to me as an author of middle grade fiction, I get to hear their stories.  I find that strange, wonderful, awkward, exciting time of life I call tweenagehood endlessly fascinating and inevitably complicated.  Middle graders hover uncertainly between childhood and becoming a young adult, and it ain’t easy! I think back to my own years as a tweenager, I have such clear memories of sixth and seventh grades, and I believe I became me during those years.  I decided I was good at English and bad at math.  That I wasn’t pretty, but I could be smart.  I decided I would be funny, and that I would develop a signature that was totally illegible and therefore exotic and mysterious.  Adult.  I decided I was not a patient person.   All those choices, that self-defining that went on in middle school, charted my course in high school, college, and beyond.  I avoided taking challenging math and science classes, felt sure I…