Top Ten Tuesday – Police Procedural Favorites

June 4, 2019 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 4 Comments

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of police procedural novels. This segued into a love of mysteries in general, but police procedurals were my jam because I harbored dreams of one day being an FBI agent or a forensic scientist… I would have even settled for a private investigator. Basically, just your average badass that puts bad guys away. While my life has not gone as planned, and I don’t read nearly as many mysteries as I used to, I still have a deep love for police procedurals and really oughta incorporate them more into my reading. These are some of my favorites from over the years.

The Coffin Dancer (Lincoln Rhyme #2) by Jeffery Deaver
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman #1) by Ben H. Winters
The Dry (Aaron Falk #1) by Jane Harper
The Face Of Deception (Eve Duncan #1) by Iris Johansen
Mayhem (Dr. Thomas Bond #1) by Sarah Pinborough

Blindsighted (Grant County #1) by Karin Slaughter
The Child Finder (Naomi Cottle #1) by Rene Denfeld
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1) by Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
The House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Anthony Horowitz
The Power of the Dog (Power of the Dog #1) by Don Winslow

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of June 3rd, 2019

June 3, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of June 3rd, 2019

Spine of the Dragon (Wake the Dragon #1) by Kevin J. Anderson
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Tor Books

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Tor Books

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Tor Teen

The Modern Faerie Tales: Tithe; Valiant; Ironside by Holly Black
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Fall, Or Dodge in Hell: A Novel by Neal Stephenson
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by William Morrow

Above the Ether: A Novel by Eric Barnes
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Arcade

The Fire Opal Mechanism (Gemworld #2) by Fran Wilde
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Tor.com

The Beyond (Devil’s Isle #4) by Chloe Neill
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Berkley Books

Rotherweird (Rotherweird #1) by Andrew Caldecott
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Jo Fletcher Books

Fray (The Unraveled Kingdom #2) by Rowenna Miller
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Orbit

Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3) by Nalini Singh
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Berkley

Unraveling by Karen Lord
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Daw Books

The Sentence is Death (Hawthorne #2) by Anthony Horowitz
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Harper

Among the Lost by Emiliano Monge
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Scribe US

We Were Killers Once: A Thriller (Brigid Quinn #4) by Becky Masterman
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Minotaur Books

The Shallows (Nils Shapiro #3) by Matt Goldman
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Forge

Next of Kin (Janet Moodie #3) by L.F. Robertson
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Titan Books

Unsolved (Invisible #2) by James Patterson & David Ellis
Expected publication: June 3rd 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Just One Bite by Jack Heath
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Hanover Square Press

The Body in the Castle Well (Bruno, Chief of Police #12) by Martin Walker
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

Rogue Strike (Jake Keller #2) by David Ricciardi
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Berkley Books

A Long Way Down (Ryan DeMarco Mystery #3) by Randall Silvis
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark

This Storm (Second L.A. Quartet #2) by James Ellroy
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Knopf

The Right Sort of Man by Allison Montclair
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Minotaur Books

Murder in Bel-Air (Aimee Leduc Investigations #19) by Cara Black
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Soho Crime

Death in Kew Gardens (Kat Holloway Mysteries #3) by Jennifer Ashley
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837-1914 by Graeme Davis
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Pegasus Books

Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Graywolf Press

The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books

The Summer Country: A Novel by Lauren Willig
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by William Morrow

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Riverhead

In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Great Eastern by Howard Rodman
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Melville House

Montauk by Nicola Harrison
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Berkley Books

Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Graydon House

The Unbreakables: A Novel by Lisa Barr
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Harper Paperbacks

All the Lost Things: A Novel by Michelle Sacks
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

Searching for Sylvie Lee: A Novel by Jean Kwok
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by William Morrow

My Life as a Rat: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Ecco

The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Graydon House

The Book of Wonders by Julien Sandrel
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Quercus

The Favorite Daughter by Patti Callahan Henry
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Berkley Books

Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Gallery/Scout Press

In at the Deep End by Kate Davies
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Patsy by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Liveright

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Tin House Books

The Bobcat by Katherine Forbes Riley
Expected publication: June 5th 2019 by Skyhorse Publishing

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Penguin Press

The Golden Thread: The Cold War Mystery Surrounding the Death of Dag Hammarskjöld by Ravi Somaiya
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Twelve

Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre by Liao Yiwu
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Atria Books

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Friday Favorites | Favorite Classics

May 31, 2019 Bonnie Friday Favorites 2 Comments

I apparently went to a school with a poor literary program because when discussing with others assigned reading in school, I read very few. I’ve spent my adult years chipping away at that backlist and finally getting those standard books read… better late than never right?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
If someone were to ask me my favorite classic ever, I’d likely say this one. It was such a powerful and emotional tale that it left my heart in tatters.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
This would be the runner-up for all-time favorite classic even though this one is a very hard read. Reading the physical copy, I can’t say that I would have had the same experience as I did from listening to this on audio because of the fictional language that Burgess created. It was still hard to follow the meanings of these words, but it was far easier by listening.

Animal Farm by George Orwell
I KNOW. Who didn’t read Animal Farm in high school? This guy. I did read 1984 in school at least, which is another one of my favorites.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
For the most part, listening to classics is the key to being able to really connect with these stories. Fahrenheit is the exception. I listened to the audio version narrated by Stephen Hoye back in 2011 and I was left unimpressed. I reread this in a physical copy last year and it left me with a completely different impression.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
I listened to this one on BBC Radio 4 Extra because it was narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch and while it was a performance vs. the actual book it was still incredible.

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Audiobook Sync 2019: Week 6 Titles | The First Time She Drowned and Wild Bird (May 30 – June 6)

May 30, 2019 Bonnie Sync 1 Comment

A new week of free audiobooks! Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep! In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep.

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen | Read by Alex McKenna
Published by Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library 
| Download available here!

From the award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp.

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter | Read by Jorjeana Marie
Published by Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library
 | Download available here!

Cassie O’Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution—dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save.

Happy listening!

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Waiting on Wednesday | Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

May 29, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday | Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-GoffLast Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
Published by Flatiron Books on August 27, 2019
Pages: 288
Genres: Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
Format: Hardcover
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“Combines the spare poetry of The Road with the dizzying pace of 28 Days Later.Jennie Melamed, author Gather the Daughters“A riveting novel.” Eowyn Ivey, bestselling author of The Snow Child

Remember your just-in-cases. Beware tall buildings. Always have your knives.

Raised in isolation by her mother and Maeve on a small island off the coast of a post-apocalyptic Ireland, Orpen’s life has revolved around training to fight a threat she’s never seen. More and more she feels the call of the mainland, and the prospect of finding other survivors.

But that is where danger lies, too, in the form of the flesh-eating menace known as the skrake.

Then disaster strikes. Alone, pushing an unconscious Maeve in a wheelbarrow, Orpen decides her last hope is abandoning the safety of the island and journeying across the country to reach the legendary banshees, the rumored all-female fighting force that battles the skrake.

But the skrake are not the only threat…

Sarah Davis-Goff's Last Ones Left Alive is a brilliantly original imagining of a young woman's journey to discover her true identity.

About Sarah Davis-Goff

Sarah Davis-Goff's writing has been published in the Irish Times, the Guardian and LitHub. Last Ones Left Alive is her debut novel. She was born and lives in Dublin.

This can’t be right, but according to my Goodreads shelf, it’s been since November 2017 since I’ve read a zombie book? Who am I even?

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday | A Decade of Favorites

May 28, 2019 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 12 Comments

I’ve only been on Goodreads since 2011 so, fortunately, I didn’t have to completely rely on my memory to remember what books I read what year. Honestly, what did we do before Goodreads? It was so much fun to scroll through and look at what I’ve read the last decade but crazy to think how long it’s been since I’ve read certain titles. I pulled up my old End of Year surveys and it was interesting to see what I had picked as my favorite for the year and how I ended up changing some because some titles just resonate more with me to this day. 2011 was an awesome year of reading and was by far the hardest favorite to pick. Oddly enough, that was the year I joined Goodreads so that’s totally thanks to finding a whole slew of people I call friends and getting their amazing recommendations. Without further ado, these are my last decade of favorites.

2018: Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett

2017: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews

2016: The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

2015: Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker

2014: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

2013: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

2012: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

2011: The Collector by John Fowles

2010: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

2009: The Wood Wife by Terri Windling

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 27th, 2019

May 27, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of May 27th, 2019

Lent by Jo Walton [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Tor

The Red-Stained Wings (Lotus Kingdoms #2) by Elizabeth Bear [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Tor Books

The Stiehl Assassin (The Fall of Shannara #3) by Terry Brooks [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Del Rey

The Gameshouse (The Gameshouse #1-3) by Claire North [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Orbit

Last Day by Domenica Ruta [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Spiegel & Grau

Small Kingdoms and Other Stories by Charlaine Harris [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

Time’s Demon (The Islevale Cycle #2) by D.B. Jackson
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Angry Robot

Five Unicorn Flush (Space Unicorn #2) by T.J. Berry
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Angry Robot

Dark Site (Sam Dryden #3) by Patrick Lee [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Minotaur Books

Her Secret Son by Hannah Mary McKinnon [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by MIRA

Mine by Courtney Cole [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Gallery Books

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Ballantine Books

I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie [Purchase]
Expected publication: June 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing

Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Gallery/Scout Press

Murder at Morrington Hall (A Stella and Lyndy Mystery #1) by Clara McKenna [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Park Row

Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by A John Scognamiglio Book

A Rogue by Night (The Devils of Dover #3) by Kelly Bowen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Forever

The Flatshare: A Novel by Beth O’Leary [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Flatiron Books

Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) by Lauren Layne [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Gallery Books

Bridal Boot Camp (Little Bridge Island 0.5) by Meg Cabot [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Avon Impulse

The Rosie Result (Don Tillman #3) by Graeme Simsion [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Text Publishing Company

The Learning Curve by Mandy Berman [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Random House

Queen Bee (Lowcountry Tales #12) by Dorothea Benton Frank [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by William Morrow

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Scribner

Remembering Anthony Bourdain by CNN [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Ecco

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Forge Books

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Audiobook Sync 2019: Week 5 Titles | A Night Divided and Tear Down This Wall (May 23 – May 30)

May 23, 2019 Bonnie Sync 2 Comments

A new week of free audiobooks! Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep! In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep.

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen | Read by Kate Simses
Published by Scholastic Audiobooks
| Download available here!

With the rise of the Berlin Wall, Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, yet she can’t help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city. But one day on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Gerta concludes that her father wants her and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?

Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War by Romesh Ratnesar | Read by Wes Bleed
Published by Oasis Audio
 | Download available here!

On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history. “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate,” Reagan said. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” In this riveting and fast-paced audiobook, Romesh Ratnesar provides an account of how Reagan arrived at his defining moment and what followed from it. The audio is based on interviews with numerous former Reagan administration officials and American and German eyewitnesses to the speech, as well as recently declassified State Department documents and East German records of the president’s trip. Ratnesar provides new details about the origins of Reagan’s speech and the debate within the administration about how to issue the fateful challenge to Gorbachev. Tear Down This Wall re-creates the charged atmosphere surrounding Reagan’s visit to Berlin and explores the speech’s role in bringing about the fall of the Berlin Wall less than two years later. At the heart of the story is the relationship between two giants of the late twentieth century: Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Departing from the view that Reagan “won” the Cold War, Ratnesar demonstrates that both Reagan and Gorbachev played indispensable roles in bringing about the end of the U.S.-Soviet rivalry. It was the trust that Reagan and Gorbachev built in each other that allowed them finally to overcome the suspicions that had held their predecessors back. Calling on Gorbachev to tear down the wall, in Reagan’s mind, might actually encourage him to do it. Reagan’s speech in Berlin was more than a good sound bite. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we can now see the speech as the event that marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

Happy listening!

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 20th, 2019

May 20, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, Middle Grade, and the occasional Non-Fiction. Something for everyone to look forward to!

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Week of May 20th, 2019

Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Philomel Books

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Page Street Kids

The Missing Season by Gillian French
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by HarperTeen

Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by AW Teen

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Viking Books for Young Readers

Gather the Fortunes (Crescent City #2) by Bryan Camp [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Page Street Kids

Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Algonquin Young Readers

The Living God (The Living God #1) by Kaytalin Platt [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Inkshares

No Place Like Here by Christina June [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Blink

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Poppy

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

Going Off Script by Jen Wilde [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Swoon Reads

Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Simon Pulse

Birthday by Meredith Russo [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Flatiron Books

Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Tor Teen

The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Monique Bonneau [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Viking Books for Young Readers

Triumphant (The Genesis Fleet #3) by Jack Campbell [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Ace Books

Starship Repo by Patrick S. Tomlinson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Tor Books

An Illusion of Thieves (Chimera #1) by Cate Glass [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Tor Books

Shadowblade by Anna Kashina
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Angry Robot

The Sign of the Nine (Warlock Holmes #4) by G.S. Denning [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Titan Books

Queenslayer (Spellslinger #5) by Sebastien de Castell [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Orbit

Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Tor.com

Year of the Orphan: A Novel by Daniel Findlay
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Arcade

The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Graydon House

Exit Wounds by Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Titan Books

The Vanishing Season (The Collector #4) by Dot Hutchison [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Thomas & Mercer

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Deception Cove (Neah Bay #1) by Owen Laukkanen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Mulholland Books

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Summer of Ellen by Agnete Friis [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Soho Crime

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Delacorte Press

Prairie Fever by Michael Parker [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Algonquin Books

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Harper

It’s Hot in the Hamptons: A Novel by Holly Peterson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

The Royal Secret by Lucinda Riley [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Atria Books

The Scent Keeper: A Novel by Erica Bauermeister [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

You May Kiss the Duke (The Brides of Belgravia #3) by Charis Michaels [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Avon Impulse

Riots I Have Known by Ryan Chapman [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Simon Schuster

Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Biloxi: A Novel by Mary Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Liveright

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Audiobook Sync 2019: Week 4 Titles | Spill and Meet the Sky (May 16 – May 23)

May 16, 2019 Bonnie Sync 0 Comments

A new week of free audiobooks! Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep! In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep.

Spill by Leigh Fondakowski | Read by Elisa Bocanegra, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Nicholas Hormann, Travis Johns, Jane Kaczmarek, James Morrison, Darren Richardson, Kate Steele, Mark Jude Sullivan
Published by L.A. Theatre Works
 | Download available here!

In April of 2010, British Petroleum gave orders to speed up production on its colossal drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Despite the objections of many on the rig, safety measures were ignored or overlooked. On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Eleven men paid the ultimate price and countless thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered. Includes a conversation with Jim Morris, Managing Editor for the Environment and Worker Safety for the Center for Public Integrity. Spill is part of our Relativity Series, presented with major funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Directed by Martin Jarvis. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring: Elisa Bocanegra as Arleen Weise, Andrea Fleytas Gilbert Glenn Brown as Obama, Jorey Danos, Christopher Pleasant Nicholas Hormann as Bob Bea, Pat O’Bryan, Gary Bartholemy, Wyman Wheeler Travis Johns as Keith Jones, Steve Bertone, Jonathan Henderson Jane Kaczmarek as Narrator, Lillian Miller James Morrison as Bill Anderson, Randy Ezell, Billy Nungesser Darren Richardson as Tony Hayward, Jimmy Harrell, Gordon Jones, Don Vidrine Kate Steele as Shelley Anderson, Jolene Danos Mark Jude Sullivan as Jason Anderson, Mike Williams Production Manager, Nikki Hyde. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor, Julian Nicholson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Recorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in May 2018.

Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle | Read by Morgan Fairbanks
Published by Blink
 | Download available here!

From award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes a new young adult novel, Meet the Sky, a story of love, letting go, and the unstoppable power of nature. It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie’s dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie’s older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk at all. With nothing but pain in her past, all Sophie wants is to plan for the future—keep the family business running, get accepted to veterinary school, and protect her mom and sister from another disaster. But when a hurricane forms off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and heads right toward their island, Sophie realizes nature is one thing she can’t control. After she gets separated from her family during the evacuation, Sophie finds herself trapped on the island with the last person she’d have chosen—the reckless and wild Finn Sanders, who broke her heart freshman year. As they struggle to find safety, Sophie learns that Finn has suffered his own heartbreak; but instead of playing it safe, Finn’s become the kind of guy who goes surfing in the eye of the hurricane. He may be the perfect person to remind Sophie how to embrace life again, but only if their newfound friendship can survive the storm.

Happy listening!

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