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‘Touchy’ bacteria grow tendrils around flaws

A common soil-dwelling microbe appears to have a sense of touch, researchers report.<p>A new study finds that <i>Bacillus mycoides</i>, a bacterium known to …

Steadfast

• <b>Author:</b> Mercedes Lackey<p>The new novel in Mercedes Lackey’s bestselling series of an alternative Edwardian Britain, where magic is real—and Elemental Masters are in control.<p>Lionel Hawkins is a magician whose act is only partially sleight of hand. The rest is real magic. He’s an Elemental Magician …

Mistborn

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut <i>Elantris</i>, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be …

Eve of Darkness

• <b>Author:</b> Sylvia Day<p>For Evangeline Hollis, a long ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain.<p>Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted into …

Darkness Unmasked

• <b>Author:</b> Keri Arthur<p>Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is beginning to believe that the only way to find the keys she’s been searching for and save her friends is by dying. And when Wolfgang Schmidt, the lover of her boss at the vampire council, is found dead, her worst fears are confirmed. With …

Frost Burned

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Briggs<p><b>Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.</b><p>Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a …

The Man in the High Castle

• <b>Author:</b> Philip K. Dick<p>It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and …

Leif

• <b>Author:</b> Abbi Glines<p>"She was mine. I owned her soul…until Death stole her heart."<p>LEIF is a novella from the Existence series. It is glimpses into Leif's point-of-view during both Existence and Predestined.

The Winter Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Susanna Kearsley<p><b>A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!</b><p>"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters—sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"— <b>DIANA GABALDON</b>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling …

Nuclear Ashes Book Three

• <b>Author:</b> Angela White<p>Six Months after the Apocalypse…<br>Adrian will soon discover if the choices he’s made have cost him a son. Even Angela can’t be sure. Neither can the others like her. The powers of the descendants are growing, and so is Safe Haven's awareness of having magic in their midst. Angela …

Gameboard of the Gods

• <b>Author:</b> Richelle Mead<p><i>The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back—with a vengeance.</i> <br>In the near future, Justin March lives in exile from the Republic of United North America. After failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, …

Ceaseless

• <b>Author:</b> Abbi Glines<p>Can he make her fall in love with him… again?<p>When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her.<p>But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him.<p>When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each …

Lexicon

• <b>Author:</b> Max Barry<p><b>Stick and stones break bones. Words kill.</b><p>They recruited Emily Ruff from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words.<p>They'll live to regret it.<p>They said Wil Parke survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember.<p>Now they're after him and he doesn't know …

The Name of the Wind

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick Rothfuss<p>The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful …

Dayhunter

• <b>Author:</b> Jocelynn Drake<p>A new day dawns blood red<p>A master of fire, Mira is the last hope for the world. For centuries she has secretly enforced the history-altering edicts of the Triad. Now she and her unlikely ally—the human vampire hunter, Danaus—have come to Venice, home of the nightwalker rulers. …

Ever After

• <b>Author:</b> Kim Harrison<p>New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the sexy, supernatural adventures of Rachel Morgan with the eleventh book in the Hollows series<p>Ever After<p>The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. …

Nightwalker

• <b>Author:</b> Jocelynn Drake<p>For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker—an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed . . . and may be all that …

Blood Trade

• <b>Author:</b> Faith Hunter<p><b>Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who’s always up for a fight—even if it means putting her life on the line...</b><p>The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires—those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be …

Graveyard Child

• <b>Author:</b> M.L.N. Hanover<p><b>It’s a homecoming, of sorts, for Jayné Heller—and she wants some long-awaited answers to her past, in this fifth book in the acclaimed Black Sun’s Daughter urban fantasy series.</b><p>After years on her own, Jayné Heller is going home to find some answers. How did the powerful spirit …

Akasha, The Complete Saga

• <b>Author:</b> Terra Harmony<p>This is the boxed set of all four books in The Akasha Series; Water, Air, Fire and Earth.<p>Water: Elemental powers in the palm of her hand…<br>…and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization …

Blood and Ice

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Masello<p>Journalist Michael Wilde—his world recently shattered by tragedy—has come to the South Pole looking for solace and a new lease on life. But what he finds on a routine dive in the polar sea is something else entirely: the bodies of a young man and a young woman, bound with …

Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Terra Harmony<p>After an elemental apocalypse, the fate of Earth hangs in the balance. The hunt for Micah in a world that has gone dim leads Kaitlyn straight to Shawn and One Less. While struggling to survive, she battles a side of her that is as dark as the rest of the planet. In the exciting …

Taken by a Vampire

• <b>Author:</b> Joey W. Hill<p>Joey W. Hill’s Vampire Queen novels “keep the pages turning, your imagination running, [and] your dreams carnally vivid” (<i>Bitten by Books</i>). In her newest installment, a servant sentenced to death is sent into hiding and finds a passion she never expected in her new …

The Well of Ascension

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler – the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years – has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a …