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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thirsty Thursdays: New Releases

"The Throne of Fire" by Rick Riordan

The Kane Chronicles, The, Book Two: Throne of FireRelease Date: May 2, 2011
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In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.

Rick Riordan is best known for his bestselling YA series Percy Jackson and the Olympians and for a series of award-winning adult mysteries featuring San Antonio P.I. Tres Navarre.

"On Black Sisters Street" A Novel by Chika Unigwe

On Black Sisters Street: A NovelRelease Date: April 26, 2011
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On Black Street Sisters' is the haunting novel by Chika Unigwe, a writer who was born in Nigeria and lives in Belgium. She weaves the tale of four African women from disparate worlds who made their way to Belgium seeking fame and fortune. Instead, they sell their bodies from the windows of Antwerp's red-light district. Unigwe came up with the idea after cruising the streets of Antwerp herself to research material for this stunning must-read novel.

"Trying to Stay Saved" by E.N. Joy

Trying to Stay Saved (New Day Divas)Release Date: May 1, 2011
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The New Day Divas is a church group for women led by Mother Doreen at New Day Temple of Faith, and Lorain, Bethany and Paige are all members. Still suffering memory loss thanks to a nasty blow to the head, Lorain is back from her sabbatical and starting to piece her life together. But how many lives will be damaged or restored when she figures it all out? Meanwhile, Bethany has just been exposed for the affair she’s been having with the former pastor of the church. And Paige’s husband, Blake, has been taking her for granted much less since her terrible car accident. Except now he’s becoming more physically aggressive in the arguments they do have. These sisters will need all the faith and support they can get to keep it together!


"Dead Reckoning" (Sookie Stackhouse Series Book 11) by Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 11)Release Date: May 3, 2011
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New in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series-the basis for HBO(r)'s True Blood!
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...


"You Are Free: Stories" by Danzy Senna

You Are Free: StoriesRelease Date: May 3, 2011
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Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks tantalizingly, sometimes frighteningly, between defined states: life with and without mates and children, the familiar if constraining reference points provided by race, class, and gender. Tensions arise between a biracial couple when their son is admitted to the private school where they'd applied on a lark. A new mother hosts an old friend, still single, and discovers how each of them pities-and envies- the other. A young woman responds to an adoptee in search of her birth mother, knowing it is not she.

"10th Anniversary" (Women's Murder Club)  by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

10th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club)Release Date: May 2, 2011
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For every secret Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals—but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.

For every lie
At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life—a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?
There's a different way to die
Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family. With James Patterson's white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10th Anniversary is the most deliciously chilling Women's Murder Club book ever.


"Suspicions" by Sasha Campbell

SuspicionsRelease Date: May 1, 2011
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As the owner of Situations, the hottest beauty salon on the south side of Chicago, Noelle Gordon has a direct line to the private lives of her clients. But when an abandoned baby girl appears on her doorstep, Noelle finds herself at the center of a personal drama. Could the baby be her husband’s? Or maybe her grown son’s? Both men deny it—but Noelle is sure one of them is lying.... Meanwhile, Noelle’s employees are discovering that their own romantic relationships harbor a secret or two. The truth isn’t always pretty. But can they find the strength to deal with the secrets their men keep—to deal with all the ramifications and stand by the men they love? Says Brenda Hampton (the Naughty series): “This novel will heat your seat!”


"The Hackman Blues" by Ken Bruen

The Hackman BluesRelease Date: May 1, 2011
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A gay, manic-depressive, thoroughly disreputable ex-con with a violent streak, Tony Brady is also vibrantly alive and capable of dropping insightful quotes from Genet, Baldwin or Maupin gleaned from his prison reading. At the beginning of this slang-filled noir caper from London, Tony has settled in to a sweet racket with a former cellmate from Wormwood Scrubs, Elias Rasheed MohammedReed for short. Together they conduct a useful little business finding lost items, even if they have to make the items disappear so that they can recover them for the grateful owners.

Tony is approached by a wealthy builder named Jack Dunphy and asked to find his runaway teenage daughter. With Reed and little effort he succeeds. The problem is that the Brixton tough the daughter is with isn't going to give her up easily. And when Reed and Tony decide to play both ends against the middle, violence is the inevitable result. Bruen combines jazz, drugs, sex and violence into a heady brew that goes down easy and leaves a long aftertaste


  1. New Sookie Stackhouse book - yay!

  2. I am excited too. I love True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse series. True Blood is one of the best things to happen to HBO. Thanks for commenting Erin. Welcome to my blog. :-)


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