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Chihuahua of the Baskervilles  by Esri Allbritten
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Minotaur Books |  Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Mystery
ISBN: 1250007097 | ISBN-13: 9781250007094 | Format: Mass Market Paperback
Tripping Magazine is a quirky low-budget magazine that reports on travel destinations for believers in the paranormal. A few fake ghosts away from throwing in the towel, the Tripping staff get the tip of a lifetime when they get a call from Charlotte Baskerville, the rich founder of a clothing company for small dogs. Charlotte thinks that her beloved Chihuahua, Petey, has come back from the dead, and she’s desperate for someone to come verify his appearances.The magazine’s three-person reporting team travels to Manitou Springs, Colorado, sure that the ghostly dog will be a work of fiction. But when they arrive, they see evidence of Petey with their own eyes. And he’s not just floating by—he’s howling advice and spelling out threats with tiny paw prints. Is the ghost real? Or is someone teaching a dead dog new tricks…like murder? 

Suited (Vieled World Trilogy)  by Jo Anderton
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Angry Robot |  Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Jo Anderton (Author)
ISBN: 0857661574 | ISBN-13: 9780857661579 | Format: Mass Market Paperback
Tanyana has chosen to help the Keeper, to stand against the Puppet Men, but has she bitten off more than she can chew?

Spell Bound: A Novel (Otherworld)  by Kelley Armstrong
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Plume |  Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 0452297990 | ISBN-13: 9780452297999 | Format: Mass Market Paperback

The #1 New York Times bestselling author sets the stage for a battle of epic proportions.

Savannah Levine is all grown up. As a witch endowed with an array of spells, she is also a force to be reckoned with. As a paranormal investigator she is finally coming into her own. But her last case tore a family apart, and Savannah swore she’d give up her powers to fix the mess she helped create. Someone—or something—must have been listening.

Powerless and on the run from witch-hunting assassins, Savannah stumbles upon a gathering storm that threatens the very existence of the Otherworld. The danger is real, and Savannah must somehow join forces with old friends like Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, and Hope to face their world’s greatest threat—and one that just might come from within.

Praise for Kelley Armstrong and Waking the Witch:

“Sexy, smart, and action-packed!” —Richelle Mead, New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series

“A quick and fun read.” —The Miami Herald

Darkness Devours: A Dark Angels Novel  by Keri Arthur
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Signet Select |  Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Keri Arthur (Author)
ISBN: 0451237110 | ISBN-13: 9780451237118 | Format: Mass Market Paperback
The sexy, thrilling adventures continue in bestselling author Keri Arthur's new Dark Angels series, set in the realm of danger and desire known as the Guardian World... Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones can enter the realm between life and death, and she can see the Reapers who collect the souls of the dead. Now, she is using her gifts - and the investigative know-how of a man who broke her heart - to find a cabal searching for the power to control time, reality and fate. And this is besides her work for the Vampire Council, half of whom want her dead. But for now the Council needs her alive. Someone is killing blood-whore addicted vampires, and Risa must find the guilty party. If she succeeds, she may finally convince the council to lift the execution order on her life. But before she succeeds, she must first survive...

Hunter and Fox (Shifted World)  by Philippa Ballantine
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Pyr |  Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
ISBN: 1616146230 | ISBN-13: 9781616146238 | Format: Paperback
In a world that is in constant shifting, where mountains can change to plainsand then to lakes, Talyn is the Hunter for the Caisah, and a wreck of a once-proud person. She has lost her people, the Vaerli, and her soul working for the man who destroyed her people. All unknowing, she carries within her a Kindred, a chaos creature from the center of the earth that wants to help bring the Vaerli back to power. However, she has lost the ability to communicate with it.She must also deal with the machinations of Kelanim, the mistress of Caisah, who out of fear will do anything to bring Talyn down.Little does the Hunter know that salvation is looking for her, and it wears the face of gentleness and strength. Finn is a teller of tales who carries his own dreadful secret. He sets out to find answers to his path but ends up in the city of Perilous and Fair where he meets Talyn. He knows the danger and yet is drawn to her. Their fates are bound together.Meanwhile, the Hunter's lost brother Byre is searching for his own solution to the terrible curse placed on the Vaerli. He sets forth on a treacherous journey of his own, which will intersect in the most unlikely place with that of Talyn and Finn.The ramifications of this encounter will be felt by all the people in Conhaero, from the lost Vaerli to the Caisah on his throne.

The Reluctant Matchmaker  by Shobhan Bantwal
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Kensington |  Genre: General Fiction
ISBN: 0758258852 | ISBN-13: 9780758258854 | Format: Paperback
In her thought-provoking, uplifting new novel, Shobhan Bantwal vividly blends the nuances of contemporary Indian-American culture with an unconventional romance. . .At thirty-one, Meena Shenoy has a fulfilling career at a New Jersey high-tech firm. Not that it impresses her mother and aunts, who make dire predictions about her ticking biological clock. Men are drawn to Meena's dainty looks and she dates regularly, but hasn't met someone who really intrigues her. Someone professional, ambitious, confident, caring. Someone like her new boss, Prajay Nayak. Just as Meena's thoughts turn to romance, Prajay makes an astonishing request. He wants her to craft a personal ad that will help him find a suitable wife: a statuesque, sophisticated Indian-American woman who will complement his striking height. Despite her attraction to Prajay and the complications of balancing work and her "marriage consultant" role, Meena can't refuse the generous fee. And as her family is thrown into turmoil by her brother's relationship with a Muslim woman, Meena comes to surprising realizations about love, tradition, and the sacrifices she will--and won't--make for the sake of both. "One of the best [novels] I've read this year. I couldn't put it down. . .this book is a gem!" --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author on The Unexpected Son "Compelling and memorable." --Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author on The Forbidden Daughter"Vivid, rich. . .expertly portrays a young woman caught between love and duty, hope and despair." --Anjali Banerjee on The Dowry Bride "Dazzles you with a taste of Desi culture in America." --Caridad Piñeiro

The Tempering of Men  by Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Tor Fantasy |  Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 0765364123 | ISBN-13: 9780765364128 | Format: Mass Market Paperback
In Iskryne, the war against the Trollish invasion has been won, and the lands of men are safe again…at least for a while. Isolfr and his sister, the Konigenwolf Viradechtis, have established their own wolfhaell. Viradechtis has taken two mates, and so the human pack has two war leaders. And in the way of the pack, they must come to terms with each other, must become brothers instead of rivals—for Viradechtis will not be gainsaid.

She may even be prescient.

A new danger comes to Iskryne. An army of men approaches, an army that wishes to conquer and rule. The giant trellwolves and their human brothers have never hunted men before. They will need to learn if they are to defend their homes.

The Last Dream Before Dawn: A Novel (Zane Presents)  by D.V. Bernard
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Strebor Books |  Genre: Suspense
D.V. Bernard (Author)
ISBN: 1593091400 | ISBN-13: 9781593091408 | Format: Mass Market Paperback
A haunting psychological thriller, The Last Dream Before Dawn is a chilling tale of a man who has it all—until his past catches up with him. Roland is a powerful, handsome attorney who has everything a young man could desire. On the fast track to greatness and one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City, he seems untouchable. But a strange chance encounter with a mysterious prophet turns Roland’s life upside down. After the seer predicts the end of the world, a string of random violent acts seizes the city, and Roland is accused of crimes he did not commit. To prove his innocence, he must separate himself from the incriminating shadow of his father, a man executed for a vicious crime when Roland was a child. Evocative and suspenseful, The Last Dream Before Dawn is guaranteed to send your mind reeling and your pulse racing.

Desire Becomes Her  by Shirlee Busbee
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Kensington |  Genre: Romance
ISBN: 1420118447 | ISBN-13: 9781420118445 | Format: Paperback
New York Times bestselling author Shirlee Busbee delivers an irresistibly enthralling romance as a determined lady and a daring gambler stake everything to win passion's most dangerous game . . . A Perilous TemptationGillian Dashwood's wastrel husband wagered away her fortune. His scandalous murder ruined her reputation. Even still, she'll do whatever it takes to protect her beloved elderly uncle from Lucien Joslyn, the cool-headed gambler whose reasons for coming to the country are as mysterious as his newfound fortune. Once Lucien makes it clear he is certain Gillian is herself anything but innocent, she's determined to reveal the truth about him. But the simmering desire that draws them ever closer is threatening those with vengeful secrets to keep. Now, trusting each other is a hazard Gillian and Lucien never imagined--even as a chance at an enduring love is the one peril they can't resist. . .Praise for Shirlee Busbee and Passion Becomes Her"A fast plot packed with clever twists keeps the action and passion blazing." --Publishers Weekly"Delicious. . .fast-paced, intriguing." --Affaire de Coeur

Killer Critique (Capucine Culinary Mysteries)  by Alexander Campion
Release date: Jun. 26, 2012 |  Publisher: Kensington |  Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Mystery
ISBN: 0758268793 | ISBN-13: 9780758268792 | Format: Hardcover
Now a seasoned member of the Paris Police Judiciaire, the ever fashionable and whip smart Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier is finding murder to be more than just the spécialité du jour. . .When the senior food critic for Le Figaro is found face-first in a plate of Ravioles d'horand, there seem to be as many suspects as there are restaurants in the City of Light. Yet Capucine feels she'll solve the case quicker than it takes to serve up an omelet aux fines herbes. Un problem, murders of food critics have become an epidemic. As the bodies pile up, un, deux, trois, so do the suspects, including a sexy starlet, an award-winning novelist, and a smorgasbord of aggravated chefs. While Capucine struggles to zero in on the murderer's tastes, she is confronted with a false dilemma: file and forget the case, leaving restaurant critics across France vulnerable to a killer's episodic cravings, or use her husband, Alexandre, himself a famous food journalist, as irresistible bait. Filled with delectable intrigue and ripe with quirky suspects, with a dash of Freudian idées de grandeur, Killer Critique is a feast worth killing for. . .

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