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Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Date and location are subject to change due to KBB's upcoming move.

 

*The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski .

The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316029186
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - May 2008

Soon to be a major Netflix original series!
 
 
Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the NYT bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games.

 

 
Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.
 
 
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good...and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
 
 
Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish short story collection is the perfect introduction to this one of a kind fantasy world.


The Last Wish Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316055086
Availability: Available Now
Published: Orbit - December 13th, 2008

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

Since this meeting falls during our Semi-annual Sale, we will meet at a different location which is still to be determined.

 

Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316212250
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - February 2nd, 2016

From NYT bestselling author Gail Carriger comes a witty adventure about a young woman with rare supernatural abilities travels to India for a spot of tea and adventure and finds she's bitten off more than she can chew.
 

 

When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do -- she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India.

 
 
Soon, she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis (and an embarrassing lack of bloomers), Rue must rely on her good breeding -- and her metanatural abilities -- to get to the bottom of it all...


Prudence Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780316212236
Availability: Available Now
Published: Orbit - March 16th, 2015

YA Book Club

FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott.

 

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

We Told Six Lies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781640634220
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Entangled: Teen - February 5th, 2019

A taut, fast-paced thriller perfect for fans of April Henry, Megan Miranda, or young adult fans of Gillian Flynn.

 

Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.

But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.

The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.


 

And that’s yours truly.


We Told Six Lies Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781640634213
Availability: Available Now
Published: Entangled: Teen - February 4th, 2019

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

August Selection: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo.

 

Three Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451642292
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

 

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it’s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored—until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.
 

We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that “the sensation offends” him. To Lina’s horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband’s position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.
 

In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie’s account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story—and is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.
 

Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone’s needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband’s desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed—but he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.
 

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.


Three Women Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781451642315
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 8th, 2019

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

August Selection: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo.

 

Three Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451642292
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

 

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it’s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored—until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.
 

We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that “the sensation offends” him. To Lina’s horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband’s position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.
 

In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie’s account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story—and is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.
 

Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone’s needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband’s desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed—but he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.
 

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.


Three Women Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781451642315
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 8th, 2019

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra .

 

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

 

 

Markswoman (Asiana #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062564542
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Voyager - January 23rd, 2018

An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins brings both peace and chaos to their post-apocalyptic world in this bewitching blend of science fiction and epic fantasy—the first entry in a debut duology that displays the inventiveness of the works of Sarah Beth Durst, Marie Lu, and S. J. Kincaid

 

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family.

 

When Kyra’s beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends.

 

Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra--and for Asiana.

 

But what she doesn’t realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is razor thin . . . thin as the blade of a knife.


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$6.99
ISBN: 9780062564566
Availability: Available Now
Published: Harper Voyager - January 22nd, 2018

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle and Live and let Chai by Bree Baker.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

A High-End Finish (A Fixer-Upper Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780451469199
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - November 4th, 2014

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FIXER-UPPER MYSTERY SERIES!

Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!


In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while her home-renovation and repair business is booming, her love life needs work.

On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, Shannon has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. She's happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry’s found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she’s been hired to restore, the town’s attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation—with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who’s just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer’s identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she’ll have to nail down the truth—or end up in permanent foreclosure...
 


A High-End Finish Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698153899
Availability: Available Now
Published: Berkley - November 3rd, 2014

Live and Let Chai (Seaside Cafe Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492664758
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 10th, 2018

The deliciously delightful first book in the new Seaside Café cozy mystery series

 
Sun, sand, and tea are just three of Everly Swan's favorite things. Her batty beekeeping great aunts and small, coastal hometown of Charm, North Carolina, round out the top five. So returning to Charm for a fresh start on her wilting life is an easy decision for Everly, and opening a new seaside café and iced tea shop puts the proverbial icing on her legendary lemon cakes.

 
Everything is just peachy until a body turns up on the boardwalk outside her home, and a jar of her proprietary tea is found at the victim's side. Now, Detective Grady Hays, Charm's newest and most mysterious lawman, has named Everly as his number one suspect, and Everly's new start is about to go up in smoke unless she can dish up the real killer.


Live and Let Chai Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492664765
Availability: Available Now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - July 9th, 2018

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Death Comes in through the Kitchen by Teresa Dovalpage.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

Death Comes in through the Kitchen (A Havana Mystery #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781641290197
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - April 23rd, 2019

Don’t let the authentic Cuban recipes fool you: This is no cozy mystery. Set in Havana during the Black Spring of 2003, a charming but poison-laced culinary mystery reveals the darker side of the modern Revolution.

Matt, a San Diego journalist, arrives in Havana to marry his girlfriend, Yarmila, a 24-year-old Cuban woman whom he first met through her food blog. But Yarmi isn’t there to meet him at the airport, and when he hitches a ride to her apartment, he finds her lying dead in the bathtub.

With Yarmi’s murder, lovelorn Matt is immediately embroiled in a Cuban adventure he didn’t bargain for. The police and secret service have him down as their main suspect, and in an effort to clear his name, he must embark on his own investigation into what really happened. The more Matt learns about his erstwhile fiancée, though, the more he realizes he had no idea who she was at all—but did anyone?
 


Death Comes in through the Kitchen Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781616958855
Availability: Available Now
Published: Soho Crime - March 19th, 2018

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

July Selection: A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe.

 

A Scandalous Deal: The Four Hundred Series Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062678911
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - April 24th, 2018

They call her Lady Unlucky…

 

With three dead fiancées, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.

 

Or is it Lady Irresistible?

 

Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.

 

When a series of onsite “accidents” makes it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…


A Scandalous Deal Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062678935
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avon - April 23rd, 2018

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

July Selection: A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe.

 

A Scandalous Deal: The Four Hundred Series Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062678911
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - April 24th, 2018

They call her Lady Unlucky…

 

With three dead fiancées, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.

 

Or is it Lady Irresistible?

 

Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.

 

When a series of onsite “accidents” makes it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…


A Scandalous Deal Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062678935
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avon - April 23rd, 2018

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