The Indies First program is a year-round campaign in support of independent bookstores. For 2016, author Lena Dunham led the call to authors to support their local indies by spending part of their day working in a store as a bookseller. Featured author booksellers this year are Mishell Baker, Lisa Brackmann, Cindy Pon, Kat Rocha, Barrie Summy,C.B. Lee, Nick Cole and Laura Tims! Join us to discover who these great authors are handselling.
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Skybright is plunged into the terrifying Underworld where demons are bred, while Stone, stripped of his immortal status, must find a way to close hell's breach before more mortals die. Meanwhile, Zhen Ni, Skybright's former mistress and friend, is now wed to the strange and brutish Master Bei, and she finds herself trapped inside an opulent but empty manor. When she discovers half-eaten corpses beneath the estate, Zhen Ni worries that Master Bei is not all he seems. As Skybright begins the dangerous work of freeing Zhen Ni with the aid of Kai Sen and Stone, nothing can prepare them for an encounter so dark that it threatens to overtake their very beings.
An all-too-realistic thriller about for-profit prisons, big-money politics, shady non-profits, the war on drugs and the people who would kill to keep the system intact
Emily runs a successful bistro in Humboldt County, California, where she lives with her boyfriend, Jeff, a volunteer firefighter. A lot of her best customers are in the cannabis business, but so what? It s true, firefighting isn t really Jeff s main job that would be flying Humboldt s finest weed to out-of-state customers. And sure, he isn t really Emily s boyfriend, more like the guy she s stuck with by circumstance. Actually, his name is Danny, not Jeff, and Emily s real name is Michelle Mason, although no one can ever know that. She s on the run from her past which has just caught up with her. Gary, an ex-CIA agent who got her and Danny into this whole mess, has just shown up in Humboldt County. Michelle should have killed him when she had the chance, but now she s stuck playing Gary s game and if she loses, she or someone close to her will pay the ultimate price.
A cynical, paraplegic screenwriter with borderline personality disorder gets recruited to join a secret organization that oversees relations between Hollywood and Fairyland in the first book of a new urban fantasy series from debut author Mishell Baker.
A girl who can see the past tries to save the future in this compelling tween mystery.
A girl is missing. Three girls are lying. One girl can get to the truth.
Emily Huvar vanished without a trace. And the clues are right beneath Raine s fingertips. Literally. Raine isn t like other eighth graders. One touch of a glittering sparkle that only Raine can see, and she s swept into a memory from the past. If she touches enough sparkles, she can piece together what happened to Emily.
When Raine realizes that the cliquey group of girls making her life miserable know more than they re letting on about Emily s disappearance, she has to do something. She ll use her supernatural gift for good . . . to fight evil.
But is it too late to save Emily?
Joy must deal with a blackmailer after the harm inflicted on her sister at a party by a perpetrator who ends up dead.
The WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS anthology series returns with more H.P. Lovecraft-inspired fiction created for readers on the go. Contained within are 25 spine-chilling tales by Laird Barron (The Imago Sequence), Cody Goodfellow (Spore), Greg Stolze (Delta Green), A.C. Wise (Future Lovecraft), John Palisano (Dust of the Dead), John C. Foster (Dead Men), Orrin Grey (Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts), Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green), Chad Fifer (The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast), Konstantine Paradise (Coven), and many more. Now come, begin your slow descent into madness…
Welcome to Andover, where superpowers are common-but not for Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers when an internship for Andover's resident super villain allows her to work alongside her longtime crush Abby and helps her unravel a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.
The first night of the Artificial Intelligence revolution begins with a bootstrap drone assault on the high-tech campus of WonderSoft Technologies. For years something has been aware, inside the Internet, waiting, watching and planning how to evolve without threat from its most dangerous enemy: mankind. Now an army of relentless drones, controlled by an intelligence beyond imagining, will stop at nothing to eliminate an unlikely alliance of geeks and misfits in order to crack the Design Core of WonderSoft's most secret development project. A dark tomorrow begins tonight as Terminator meets Night of the Living Dead in the first battle of the war between man and machine.