1. Five Little Caskets by D. R. Bennett - B&N, Amazon for 99cents.
Darryl's life was humming along. Great job, good friends and a solid family. Until the Akamak made their presence and intentions known.
American political folly and selfishness are portrayed in this dark tale of one man's trials and tribulations in the aftermath of first contact with an advanced alien race.
2. Star Wars Lost Tribe of the Sith #7: Pantheon by John Jackson Miller - B&N, Amazon
When the Sith ship Omen crash-landed on Kesh two thousand years ago, the crew encountered native barbarism and superstition. Now a violent millennium has reduced the Lost Tribe of the Sith to a similar state. While Sith teachings are remembered, honored, and violently practiced, knowledge of the Lost Tribe’s true origins has all but vanished. With a dark age imperiling the Sith, the future rests in the hands of the unlikeliest of people: Caretaker Hilts, the official keeper of lore. Mild-mannered by Sith standards, the aged Hilts hopes to use the wisdom of the ancients to reunite his people. But the truth he uncovers becomes anything but the Tribe’s salvation. Rather, he may have set loose forces leading to its destruction—and his own. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension.
3. Viridis - A Steampunk Romance by Calista Taylor - B&N, Amazon
In steampunk Victorian London, where airships dot the sky and tinkerings abound, Lady Phoebe Hughes develops an herbal elixir, Viridis, unlike any other. London’s elite flock to her club to experience the euphoria and heightened senses the drink brings, an orgasm brought on by a single kiss. But when Lord Hawthorne is murdered after leaving her club, Phoebe is shocked to find that not only was he working for the Special Services to infiltrate the Cause, a movement fighting for the city's poor, he was also in possession of her secret formulation for Viridis.
Adding to her difficulties is the unexpected return of Mr. Seth Elliott, a brilliant tinkerer who stole her heart and imagination, only to abandon her when she needed him most. Unable to ignore all that is between them, Phoebe finds herself falling for Seth once again, only to have a powerful rival for her affections wrongly accuse Seth of attempted murder. As Phoebe struggles with a way to free her love, revolution, conspiracy and murder threaten to ruin it all.
*** Author's note: Some scenes may not be suitable for those under 18 years of age. ***
4. Axel the Truck: Rocky Road by J. D. Riley (Author), Brandon Dorman (Illustrator) - B&N
Axel is a little truck with big, big wheels, and he races off to explore the rocky mountain roads. VROOM!
In this NOOK Kids Read to Me book, children can choose to hear the story read aloud, tap to enlarge text and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures.
5. Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell - B&N, Amazon
When Candice's in-laws died in a car accident eight months ago, she lost her husband Ian too. After only two years of marriage their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart. During Ian's month-long trip overseas, Candice plans to decide if her marriage can be saved, but when the first man she ever loved is the new client at work, she wonders what she truly wants from life and love.