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RUNNING DARK by Jamie Freveletti — Emma Caldridge is on mile 36 of the 55-mile Comrades ultramarathon in South Africa when a roadside car bomb explodes. Dazed and disoriented, she regains consciousness after the blast to find a man standing over her with a white plastic injector. She feels the prick of a needle and the rush of medication under her skin, but before she can make a sound, the man is gone. Shaken by the event and unsure of what substance was pumped into her, Emma calls the one person who can help her figure things out: Edward Banner of the security company Darkview. But Banner has his hands full with another emergency: Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden have attacked a cruise ship, and Darkview has been hired to assist with the rescue.
THE CROWDED SHADOWS by Celine Kiernan — Every tyrant who ever threatened the Kingdom is gathering to Alberon’s table, and the forest is alive with spies, wolves, and bandits. Within these crowded shadows, Protector Lady Wynter Moorehawke travels alone and unprotected, determined that she shall find the rebel prince and heal the rift that has come between the King and his legitimate heir. But who is an ally and who is a foe? In this, the second volume of The Moorehawke Trilogy, old friends and even older enemies ensure that Wynter is never certain of who she can trust.
MOONSHINE by Alaya Johnson — Zephyr Hollis is an underfed, overzealous social activist who teaches night school to the underprivileged of the Lower East Side. Strapped for cash, Zephyr agrees to help a student, the mysterious Amir, who proposes she use her charity worker cover to bring down a notorious vampire mob boss. What he doesn’t tell her is why. Soon enough she’s tutoring a child criminal with an angelic voice, dodging vampires high on a new blood-based street drug, and trying to determine the real reason behind Amir’s request — not to mention attempting to resist his dark, inhuman charm.
KITTY GOES TO WAR by Carrie Vaughn — Kitty Norville, Alpha werewolf and host of THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, a radio call-in show, is contacted by a friend at the NIH’s Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology. Three Army soldiers recently returned from the war in Afghanistan are being held at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs. They’re killer werewolves — and post-raumatic stress has left them unable to control their shape-shifting and unable to interact with people. Kitty agrees to see them, hoping to help by bringing them into her pack. Meanwhile, Kitty gets sued for libel by CEO Harold Franklin after featuring his nationwide chain of 24-hour convenience stores with a reputation for attracting supernatural unpleasantness on her show.
SHAKESPEARE, SEX, & LOVE by Stanley Wells — Pre-eminent Shakespeare critic Stanley Wells draws on historical and anecdotal sources to present an illuminating account of sexual behavior — and its consequences — in Shakespeare’s time, particularly in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Shakespeare’s Stratford was a hotbed of small-town gossip; the town’s records reveal many cases of slander involving accusations of cuckoldry and whoredom, as well as many prosecutions for fornication, sexual “incontinence” and adultery. Wells explores this milieu, demonstrating what we know or can deduce of the sex lives of Shakespeare and members of his family, and depictions of sexuality in the poetry of the period. Chapters cover everything from the fun that Shakespeare gets out of sex in his comedies, to the ways he relates sexual desire to both lust and love.
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