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Ophelia London and Sara Harris in Conversation

Join us for an online In Conversation event via Zoom with two fabulous Amish romance authors, Ophelia London and Sarah Harris.

Personalized copies of both titles will be available, but there will be a delay in availability due to social distancing protocols.

 

London-Harris

Never an Amish Bride (Honey Brook #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640639065
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Published: Entangled: Amara - June 30th, 2020

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London brings a sweet, heartfelt, and surprisingly funny take to the popular Amish romance canon.

Esther Miller loves her life in the small Amish village she grew up in. All she ever wanted was to be a wife and mother. But when her fiance suddenly dies, life isn't so simple. Doubts over faith, obedience, and her place in this world are making her miserable. She needs answers and peace, but mostly, she wants to find love again, with a good, stable man from her tight-knit community.

What she didn't expect was--after a ten year absence--for her fiance's handsome older brother to move back to town to work at the medical clinic. Lucas Brenneman misses his family. He misses his church and the slower, peaceful way of life in Honey Creek. The choices he made ten years ago make it impossible for him to return to his family and friends. But with sweet and beautiful Esther Miller back in his life, even the impossible seems within reach.


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$12.99
ISBN: 9781732711259
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Published: Vinspire Publishing - May 31st, 2019

A sweet and gentle love blossoms between Rebekah Stoll and her childhood friend Joseph Graber, despite attempts by her saucy nemesis, Katie Knepp, to sway the young man's affections her way. When Joseph hints at the promise of forever, Rebekah is positive she should say yes to his proposal - until a mysterious English stranger shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew about her world on end.


YA Virtual Event with Liara Tamani and Sophie Jordan

Join Houston-area YA authors Liara Tamani and Sophie Jordan virtually for a panel discussion of their June releases, All the Things We Never Knew and Kissing Lessons. Both of these titles are romance-heavy, beautiful explorations of young women finding their own places in the world. We are thrilled to host this discussion.

Click here to register for the Zoom event.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062656919
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 9th, 2020

"Tamani masterfully bounces and slams two hearts up and down a shrouded court of first love and revelations. A hard-to-put-down backboard-breaker."--Rita Williams-Garcia, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times-bestselling author

 

From the moment Carli and Rex first locked eyes on a Texas high school basketball court, they both knew it was destiny. But can you truly love someone else if you don't love yourself? Acclaimed author Liara Tamani's luminous second novel explores love, family, heartbreak, betrayal, and the power of healing, in gorgeous prose that will appeal to readers of Nicola Yoon and Jacqueline Woodson.

 

A glance was all it took. That kind of connection, the immediate and raw understanding of another person, just doesn't come along very often. And as rising stars on their Texas high schools' respective basketball teams, destined for bright futures in college and beyond, it seems like a match made in heaven. But Carli and Rex have secrets. As do their families.

 

Liara Tamani, the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, follows two Black teenagers as they discover how first love, heartbreak, betrayal, and family can shape you--for better or for worse. A novel full of pain, joy, healing, and hope for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jenny Han.

 

"A beautifully poignant love letter: to a first love, to basketball, and to that enigmatic bunch we think we know best, only to discover we don't know at all--family. Tamani's latest is a bright shining star."--David Arnold, New York Times-bestselling author of Mosquitoland


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781328977076
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

A steamy contemporary YA romance by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan about a girl with a bad reputation giving lessons on how to attract guys for some extra cash--only to fall for her client's golden-boy brother. For fans of Kami Garcia, Katie McGarry, and Netflix's Sex Education.

 

Wild, beautiful, and (as rumor has it) experienced, Hayden Vargas doesn't have time for love or relationships. She's learned the hard way that the only person you can count on is yourself, and she's hell-bent on earning enough money to leave her small, judgy Texas town as fast as possible. So when nerdy Emmaline Martin offers to pay Hayden for lessons in seduction, the money is so easy, there must be a catch. Enter the catch: Emmaline's older brother, popular, all-around nice guy(TM) Nolan Martin, who doesn't want his sister's reputation tarnished by the school's resident bad girl.

 

But Hayden should know that looks can be deceiving. Nolan may seem like a golden boy, but like Hayden, he has a few secrets of his own. And the more he meddles in her lessons with Emmaline, the more these polar opposites clash--and the more sparks fly. Turns out Nolan may have some lessons to teach Hayden, but only if she's willing to learn.


Grace Draven Virtual Launch Party

Grace Draven

USA Today bestselling author Grace Draven welcomes her new novel, Dragon Unleashed, into the world with us!

Join us virtually in toasting this new book and hearing about it from the author at this Launch Party. (Guest starring Mr. Draven!)

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780451489777
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Published: Ace - June 9th, 2020

A dragon shapeshifter and a healer with power over the earth fight a corrupt empire in this thrilling and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance.

Magic is outlawed in the Krael Empire and punishable by death. Born with the gift of earth magic, the free trader Halani keeps her dangerous secret closely guarded. When her uncle buys a mysterious artifact, a piece of bone belonging to a long-dead draga, Halani knows it’s far more than what it seems.

Dragas haven’t been seen for more than a century, and most believe them extinct. They’re wrong. Dragas still walk among the denizens of the Empire, disguised as humans. Malachus is a draga living on borrowed time. The magic that has protected him will soon turn on him—unless he finds a key part of his heritage. He has tracked it to a group of free traders, among them a grave-robbing earth witch who fascinates him as much as she frustrates him with her many secrets.

Unbeknownst to both, the Empire’s twisted empress searches for a draga of her own, to capture and kill as a trophy. As Malachus the hunter becomes the hunted, Halani must risk herself and all she loves to save him from the Empire’s machinations and his own lethal birthright.


Phoenix Unbound (The Fallen Empire #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451489753
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Published: Ace - September 25th, 2018

*QUANTITIES OF THIS TITLE ARE LIMITED

 

In this USA Today bestselling novel, a woman with power over fire and illusion and the enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.

But this year is different.

Azarion, the Empire's most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion--and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. Unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will abandon everything to return to the Empire--and burn once more.


Luncheon with Erica Spindler

Erica Spindler New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler signs her latest thriller, The Look-Alike.

This is a luncheon event. A light lunch, prepared by our staff, is included with your signing line number when you purchase The Look-Alike.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250083678
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 28th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Girl and Justice for Sara comes a thrilling psychological drama about a woman who believes she escaped a brutal murder years ago—but does anyone else believe her?

Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother’s paranoid delusions. Now, she's returned home to confront her past and the unsolved murder that altered the course of her life.

In her mother’s shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head —that it was she who had been the killer’s target that night. And now, with it, a new fear—that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake—he’s already begun. But are these fears any different from the ones that torment her mother?

As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Has Sienna’s worst nightmare come true? Or will she unmask a killer and finally prove she may be her mother’s look-alike, but she’s not her clone?


Author Event: Sara Harris

Sharon CameronLocal treasure Sara Harris joins us in-store for a reading, talk, and signing on Rebekah's Quilt, her Amish romance.

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781732711259
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Published: Vinspire Publishing - May 31st, 2019

A sweet and gentle love blossoms between Rebekah Stoll and her childhood friend Joseph Graber, despite attempts by her saucy nemesis, Katie Knepp, to sway the young man's affections her way. When Joseph hints at the promise of forever, Rebekah is positive she should say yes to his proposal - until a mysterious English stranger shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew about her world on end.


Educator's Cocktail Party with Roxanna Elden

Roxanna Elden

This one is for all our educator friends, but everyone who loves a funny, super-entertaining read is welcome!

Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982135027
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Published: Atria Books - February 11th, 2020

A debut novel told with humor, intelligence, and heart, a “funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace…reminiscent of the TV show The Office but set in an urban high school” (The Washington Post), perfect for fans of Tom Perrotta and Laurie Gelman.

Roxanna Elden’s “laugh-out-loud funny satire” (Forbes) is a brilliantly entertaining and moving look at our education system.

Each new school year brings familiar challenges to Brae Hill Valley, a struggling high school in one the biggest cities in Texas. But the teachers also face plenty of personal challenges and this year, they may finally spill over into the classroom.

English teacher Lena Wright, a spoken-word poet, can never seem to truly connect with her students. Hernan D. Hernandez is confident in front of his biology classes, but tongue-tied around the woman he most wants to impress. Down the hall, math teacher Maybelline Galang focuses on the numbers as she struggles to parent her daughter, while Coach Ray hustles his troubled football team toward another winning season. Recording it all is idealistic second-year history teacher Kaytee Mahoney, whose anonymous blog gains new readers by the day as it drifts ever further from her in-class reality. And this year, a new superintendent is determined to leave his own mark on the school—even if that means shutting the whole place down.


Kerrelyn Sparks Launch Party

Kerrelyn Sparks

IT'S A PARTY!

Local favorite and bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks signs How to Love Your Elf, the first book in her Embraced by Magic series, a continuation of her Embraced series, at this launch party event. 

How to Love Your Elf: A Hilarious Fantasy Romance (Embraced by Magic #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496730046
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Published: Kensington - February 25th, 2020

Raised in isolation on the magic-shrouded Isle of the Moon, five girls became five sisters. Now women, they are ready to claim their places in the world—and perhaps change it forever…

FLAME AND FORTUNE

Sorcha knew the mission was dangerous. Leaving the safe grounds of her brother’s kingdom and parlaying with the elves across their border…well, treachery seemed at least as likely as true peace. But to support her sister, Sorcha would brave far more than the underhanded ways of the elves. Or so she thought, before she was taken hostage.

Of course, her captors didn’t count on her particular abilities—or on the help of the Woodsman, the mysterious thief who made his home in the forest. He saw the battle from the trees, saw the soldier attacking against incredible odds to save a comrade—and then saw the valiant fighter revealed as Princess Sorcha of Norveshka. He can’t tell if he wants to kidnap her or kiss her. But despite Sorcha’s stubbornness, his inconvenient honor, and a rebellion on the cusp of full war, something burns between them that neither can let go…

 

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How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days: A Novel of the Embraced Cover Image
$9.35
ISBN: 9781250108210
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

So I Married a Sorcerer: A Novel of the Embraced Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250108234
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - August 29th, 2017

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon: A Novel of the Embraced Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250108258
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - March 27th, 2018

Author Event: Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder

 

We are beyond thrilled to host bestselling science fiction/fantasy author Maria V. Snyder for the second book in her YA series, Chasing the Shadows.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781946381040
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Published: Maria V. Snyder - November 18th, 2019

Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead.

Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as the murdering looters, know.

While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But the looters have blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead).

A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years until they arrive - if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it's only a matter of time before the looters learn I'm not dead and returns to finish what they started.

There's no way I'm going to let the looters win. Instead I'll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I'm running out of ideas...


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ISBN: 9781946381019
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Published: Maria V. Snyder - November 24th, 2018

Year 2471. A new discovery. Those three words thrill my parents - the galaxy's leading archaeologists - but for me, it means another time jump to a different planet. One so big, my friends will be older than my dad when we arrive. And I'll still be seventeen. Thanks, Einstein.

I really can't blame Einstein, though. No one expected to find life-sized terracotta warriors buried on other planets. So off we go to investigate, traveling through space and time. With my social life in ruins, I fill my days illegally worming into the quantum net - the invention that allows us to travel in space. Of course the only person close to my age is a hot-but-pain-in-the-neck security officer who threatens to throw me into the brig.

But when one of the warrior planets goes silent, we have bigger problems on our hands. The planet's entire population might be dead. And now my worming skills, along with a translation of an ancient alien artefact, might be the key to finding out why. But my attempts to uncover the truth lead to the discovery of a deadly new alien phenomenon, and also alert those who wish to keep it quiet.


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$13.95
ISBN: 9780778324331
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mira Books - February 27th, 2007

KBB PRICE: $16.99

 

A limited number of copies will be available in-store at the event.  Email marketing@katybooks.com to reserve a copy.


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Touch of Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778313076
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Published: Mira Books - December 27th, 2011

A limited number of copies will be available in-store at the event.  Email marketing@katybooks.com to reserve a copy.


Author Event: Sharon Cameron

Sharon CameronFor readers of Between Shades of Gray and Code Name Verity, New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron will be in store for her new title, The Light in Hidden Places.

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ISBN: 9781338355932
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgorska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII -- from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron.
 

One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...


It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemsyl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish.


But everything changes when the German army invades Przemsyl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for Helena, her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Izio's brother Max has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army.


Luncheon with Tarryn Fisher

Tarryn FisherJoin us over lunch as Tarryn Fisher, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, discusses and signs her newest book, The Wives, a chilling domestic thriller that's due for release on December 30th.

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ISBN: 9781525809781
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Published: Graydon House - December 30th, 2019

Imagine that your husband has two other wives.

 

You've never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you can see your husband only one day a week. But you love him so much you don't care. Or at least that's what you've told yourself.

 

But one day, while you're doing laundry, you find a scrap of paper in his pocket--an appointment reminder for a woman named Hannah, and you just know it's another of the wives.

 

You thought you were fine with your arrangement, but you can't help yourself: you track her down, and, under false pretenses, you strike up a friendship. Hannah has no idea who you really are. Then Hannah starts showing up to your coffee dates with telltale bruises, and you realize she's being abused by her husband. Who, of course, is also your husband. But you've never known him to be violent, ever.

 

Who exactly is your husband, and how far would you go to find the truth? Would you risk your own life?

 

And who is his mysterious third wife?


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