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FOR TEENS — Compelling Young Adult Fiction
Speechless by Hannah Harrington (Harlequin®TEEN, September 2012) is an incredibly powerful novel, dealing with a topic relevant not only to young adults but society as a whole. Chelsea Knot is her school’s biggest gossip with the juiciest stories. Until the night her latest scoop incites a hate crime, and Chelsea takes a vow of silence to atone. Not speaking up when she is ignored, ridiculed, and even attacked is nearly impossible. But Chelsea soon learns there is strength in silence and in getting to know people she’s never noticed before. New friends who might possibly forgive her, if only Chelsea can forgive herself.
Gina Showalter delivers a unique twist on a beloved classic in Alice in Zombieland (Harlequin®TEEN, October 2012). In this literary/paranormal mash up, Alice Bell always thought her father crazy—until the night “his” monsters caused her entire family’s death. Devastated and forced to start a new life with her grandparents, Alice notices a group of dangerous kids at her new school who sport scars and fresh injuries every week. When her gaze meets Cole Holland’s, their leader, Alice is swept into a vision that will change her life forever and give the monsters a name—zombies.
FOR HIM — Thrilling Action Adventure
City of Swords by Alex Archer (Rogue Angel™, November 2012) appealS to the history buff and the action seeker. Drawn to France to explore the myth of Saint Christopher and the dog-headed man, archaeologist Annja Creed finds herself inexplicably targeted by vicious mercenaries. At the source is a descendant of King Charlemagne, who thinks collecting the world’s most precious swords will fulfill his ancestor’s failed goal to build the City of God. Now he has his eye on a very special sword—Annja’s. And he’ll have to kill her to get it.
Don Pendleton’s Enemy Arsenal (Superbolan™, October 2012) delivers a page turner any action adventure junkie craves. A massive black-market weapons bazaar, where someone with enough money could arm a small nation, becomes Stony Man’s highest-priority target. Setting out undercover into the African desert, Mack Bolan is about to close in on the masterminds behind the high-tech terror arsenal when chaos erupts…and Bolan must stop the assault.
FOR THE ANIMAL LOVER
Perfect for any animal lover, A Dog Named Boo by Lisa J. Edwards (Harlequin® NonFiction, October 2012) is the inspiring true story of “the little dog who could,” but more than that, it’s the story of how one woman and one dog rescued each other–a moving tribute to hope, resilience and the transformative power of unconditional love.
FOR THE BAKER
In Sugarlicous (Harlequin® NonFiction, February 2012) professional cookie decorator, Meaghan Mountford shows how anyone can transform drab cookies into glowing planets, plain marshmallows into scary zombies and simple cake pops into blooming flowers. Full of beautiful photos and drawings, this charming book provides step-by-step instructions to create adorable desserts from affordable and accessible materials.
FOR THE PROFESSIONAL
World champion adventure racer, firefighter and sought-after corporate speaker Robyn Benincasa shares the eight leadership lessons for creating extraordinary teams in How Winning Works (Harlequin® NonFiction, May 2012). With this fresh approach to leadership, managers will learn the eight essential elements to unleash their team’s potential and achieve unparalleled success.
FOR THE HEALTH ENTHUSIAST
The 7 Minute Back Pain Solution by Gerard J. Girasole, MD and Cara Hartman, CPT (Harlequin® NonFiction, April 2012) is perfect for anyone with a bad back…or anyone who wants to avoid getting a bad back. It’s a remarkable seven-minute program of easy, foolproof stretches that can banish back pain forever in just minutes a day! It also includes tips that show how to prevent injuries while exercising, cleaning the house, traveling and doesn’t of other daily activities.
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