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Author Signing: Liara Tamani

Liara Tamani

Local author Liara Tamani signs her debut YA novel, Calling My Name.


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ISBN: 9780062656865
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 24th, 2017

Taja Brown lives with her parents and older brother and younger sister, in Houston, Texas. Taja has always known what the expectations of her conservative and tightly-knit family are—do well in school, go to church every Sunday, no intimacy before marriage. But Taja is trying to keep up with friends as they get their first kisses, first boyfriends, first everythings. And she’s tired of cheering for her athletic younger sister and an older brother who has more freedom just because he’s a boy. Taja dreams of going to college and forging her own relationship with the world and with God, but when she falls in love for the first time, those dreams are suddenly in danger of evaporating.


“This lush debut novel is written in distinct prose that reads like poetry. Young adults will connect with this protagonist and this dynamic new voice. Fans of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas will especially love this lyrical novel. A great selection in any library collection.” -School Library Journal
“Tamani’s debut novel brims with heart and soul, following its African-American protagonist, Taja Brown, as she searches for spirituality, love, and a sense of self. Absorbing.” -Publishers Weekly
“Taja deals with the insecurities that most young people feel regarding identity, love, and fitting in. Stylish prose brings home quiet depths.” -Kirkus Reviews

Kerrelyn Sparks <NEW DATE>

Kerrelyn Sparks 

NYT Bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks presents So I Married a Sorcerer, the sequel to How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days.  The Embraced is a paranormal/fantasy series, best described as "Game of Thrones" meets "The Princess Bride".

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ISBN: 9781250108234
Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - August 29th, 2017

The second book in one of the freshest, most breathtaking fantasy romance series to come along in years!


Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knows nothing of her past, except that she is Embraced: born with powers that forced her into hiding. Everything changes when she learns she’s a princess, hidden away from her villainous half-brother who now rules the kingdom. But he knows about Brigitta, and he’ll do anything to get her back. Unless a certain roguish pirate has anything to say about it…

Rupert is both an infamous pirate and a sorcerer with the power to harness the wind. He's been waiting nineteen years for revenge—and he needs Brigitta to get it. What begins as a kidnapping of the fiery beauty turns into a fierce attraction. But can he win the captive princess's heart?

New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks will sweep readers away to a fantastical world where magic, romance and royal intrigue collide.

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ISBN: 9781250108210
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

This world has two moons, and twice a year they eclipse (or embrace). A child born on the night the moons embrace will be gifted with a supernatural power. They are called the Embraced.


Each of the five heroines is Embraced, so they all have a different kind of power. Of course, the heroes also have some awesome powers!


So what can you expect? Action, adventure, suspense, spooky stuff, shifters, dragons, elves, witches, lots of laughs, and of course, plenty of romance!



Author Signing: Tracy Goodwin & Lark Brennan

Local authors Tracy Goodwin and Lark Brennan sign their latest paranormal romances, Cursed and Recklessly Yours.


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ISBN: 9781682303238
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Published: Diversion Books - August 1st, 2017

Steamy paranormal romantic suspense perfect for fans of Shiloh Walker and Leslie Parrish.


"Absolutely addictive! This sexy, emotionally-charged tale shimmers with magic, mystery, and off-the-charts chemistry!" -- USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Crane
When a mysterious artifact is discovered on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, former partners Chantal Durand and Tanner Hays are ordered to investigate. Unfortunately, the last thing they want is to work together again.


Years ago Chantal had a crush on Tanner, and they were close--until the night his best friend was killed on a mission and Chantal was implicated in the death. Grief-stricken, Tanner froze her out, and they haven't spoken since. Eventually Chantal moved on, although she never forgot his kiss, and working together again has opened old wounds...and old desires.
Using their combined psychic abilities, Chantal and Tanner learn the artifact is a piece of a powerful relic hidden in the wilderness--and they're not the only ones looking for it. A telepathic murderer also wants the relic, and he's hot on their heels. Finding the treasure is just the beginning of a cat-and-mouse game that will test the limits of their survival training--and their hearts.

Author Signing: Kristin McKenzie Rice

Kristin McKenzie RiceKristin McKenzie Rice signs Love What Matters

PLUS Kristin is partnering with Kelli Lane Ministries to do a Toy & Clothing drive in honor of the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston! You can drop items off to donate with us and learn more about Kelli Lane Ministries!

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By Kristin McKenzie, Lora Gray (Designed by)
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ISBN: 9780990371472
Published: John M. Hardy Publishing - March 1st, 2017

$12.95 - Available In-Store Only


Love What Matters is a 15 week devotional taken over one year covering 1 Corinthians chapter 13. It has turned into a deep study on what love is and how to love in a hurting world where the subject matter is skewed and difficult to grasp. It targets youth as well as young adults, but serves as a good reminder to an older audience as well. I designed the book to have each chapter contain a reading followed by questions centered around personal growth and concluding with challenges to do throughout the week to take that growth one step further and venture outside of your comfort zone to really dive into God's love for others. Each week follows this same format and after 15 weeks the reader will have accomplished many challenges as well as an in depth study of the definition 1 Corinthians gives us on love. The Apostle Paul gives many personal accounts on his journey through 1 Corinthians which are covered in the book alongside my personal accounts.


What does it mean to love like Christ and why isn't it as easy as it sounds? How does a woman or man of God need to live and love in a society over wrought with temptations, stereotypes, desires, and lust? This book was written over a course of 15 weeks with each of the points made in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 in regards to what love really is. The following groups of topics are firsthand accounts and my attempts to test myself by taking one chapter a week and one challenge a day in order to conquer and display a Christ like love to all the relationships around me. If you find yourself questioning the concept of Christian love within a friendship, family relationship, or romantic involvement, then I challenge you to also take a topic per week and be more than a conqueror in Him who gives you strength and apply it to that group or individual. Grab a journal and allow Christ to move in you and through you to show His love in a way you humanly never fathomed!

Author Signing: Terri Majors



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ISBN: 9781483583853
Published: BookBaby - December 15th, 2016

Upon retirement, I decided to embark on a journey to uncover the realities that made my mother who she was. My mother is not famous, at least not in the usual sense. Instead, she made inroads for other women, including her three daughters, which resonate to this day as trailblazers. The history surrounding her life is filled with incredible victories on a global scale as well as simply personally. Women were not appreciated as intelligent, able-bodied and purposeful beings except (sometimes!) in the privacy of their homes. Mother knew life for women had to change, and she internalized proclamations from early feminists such as Margaret Sanger who said, "Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression."

My book, Hitch Your Wagon to a Star, chronicles a woman's life from the poverty of the 1920's through the years of the Oil Boom, the Great Depression, and an amazing emergence from those years based on the economy's reaction to World War II. It continues into the Post War years of the "Red Scare" and the Baby Boom and culminates with a personal change that engenders a new focus and a second chance at life. Names were not changed and are real. The heart of my book is the truth that possibilities exist and can become realities for those who are sufficiently determined and is based on conquering difficulties in the face of a daunting list of stumbling blocks.

Author Signing: Peyton Woodson Cooper

Peyton Woodson CooperPeyton Woodson Cooper has an essay included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!  Come meet the author and pick up a signed copy just in time for Mother's Day!

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ISBN: 9781611599541
Published: Chicken Soup for the Soul - March 21st, 2017

Show Mom how much she means to you with this collection of 101 heartwarming, and sometimes humorous, stories of gratitude and love for the woman who does it all! A great gift not just for Mother’s Day, but always.Show Mom how much she means to you with this collection of 101 heartwarming, and sometimes humorous, stories of gratitude and love for the woman who does it all! A great gift not just for Mother’s Day, but always.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever! is full of loving and entertaining anecdotes by grateful children, all in praise of the woman who encourages them, supports them, and most importantly, loves them. These stories will brighten any mother’s day, and show her that the kids were paying attention after all.

Author Signing: Rebekah Gregory

Rebekah GregoryRebekah Gregory signs Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing.

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ISBN: 9780800728212
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Fleming H. Revell Company - April 4th, 2017

"It is impossible to remain unmoved by Gregory's emotional, open memoir of surviving the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. . . . This is a truly feel-good book that doesn't stint on the challenges that life throws at us."--Publishers Weekly, starred review


Author Signing: Abbi Glines

Abbi GlinesWe are thrilled to welcome Abbi Glines back to the store to sign her latest New Adult and Young Adult novels, Up in Flames and Under the Lights.


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ISBN: 9781501115394
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Published: Atria Books - June 28th, 2016

#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale.

Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villain. Slut.

As the Prada-clad bad girl of Rosemary Beach, Nan Dillon has been called every vile name under the hot summer sun. Some of her reputation is deserved—she’s never had to worry about anything but maintaining her perfect figure and splitting Daddy’s private jet with her brother, Rush.

But Nan is far from happy. Rush has another kid on the way and doesn’t have time to catch up with his sister. Grant, the last guy she truly cared about, chose to be with her half-sister, Harlow, instead of her. And Harlow, who has never gotten over the way Nan treated her when she first moved to town, remains distant.

So when Major asks her out, she jumps at the chance to date the gorgeous charmer. Though she doesn’t know much about the sweet-talking Texan, and though it’s clear he doesn’t want to be exclusive, dating him beats hanging out with vapid socialites or watching Netflix alone at home.

For a while, Nan deals with Major’s playboy ways, but after he burns her one too many times, she takes off for an impromptu wild weekend in Vegas. There, she meets Gannon, a darkly seductive and oh-so-dangerous businessman who knows exactly how to handle her.

With Major asking for a second chance and Gannon haunting her dreams, Nan has to decide who to give her heart to. But what she doesn’t realize is that these players are involved in a much bigger game—and they’re already two moves ahead of her.


(Please Order By March 20 to Allow Time For Books to Arrive)

Fallen Too Far Never Too Far Forever Too Far
Rush Too Far Twisted Perfection Simple Perfection
Take a Chance One More Chance You Were Mine
When I'm Gone When You're Back The Best Goodbye

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ISBN: 9781481438896
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2016

In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—which bestselling author Kami Garcia called “tender, honest, and achingly real”—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle.

Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her.

High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know.

Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can.

As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever.

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ISBN: 9781481438841
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2016

A #1 New York Times bestseller and the first novel in a brand-new series—from bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…


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