Our latest batch of NOOK First titles is one of the most diverse yet – from a Barbara Freethy love story, to a tale of time-traveling tourism. Start your shopping with the four great books below, but don’t forget to explore the full collection here.
From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the third book in the popular Callaway Series, an emotional and suspenseful novel of love, family and dangerous secrets.
Ria is as sexy and sultry as a warm tropical night and as beautifully dangerous as the island drinks she serves at the beachside bar on Isla de los Suenos — The Island of Dreams. But Ria is not as carefree as she appears, and the pretense is wearing her down. One night she risks everything to escape from reality.
Drew Callaway is a former Navy pilot and rescue operative looking for his own escape from a life that has seen too much tragedy. Meeting Ria is like embracing the sun, and their single night together is life-changing. But the dream quickly fades when Ria is killed in a tragic accident at sea.
Months later, thousands of miles away from where they first met, Drew sees a woman who looks just like Ria. She claims her name is Tory, and that they've never met before, but he can see that she's in trouble, and he can't walk away. He's going to save her whether she wants it or not.
This updated edition of the national bestseller is a spellbinding look into the natural world's most fascinating and baffling phenomena, with illustrated explanations of rainbows, meteors, sunsets, hurricanes, the northern lights, bird and insect flight, and dozens of other curiosities. Subjects are arranged by season, and each is discussed in a concise and entertaining style that blends the most recent scientific findings with historical anecdotes, personal observations, and examples of the lore and superstitions that have always surrounded phenomena of the skies.
Imagine you’ve just been told you’re the most insignificant person who’s ever lived. A nobody. Somebody less important to the world than certain types of mushroom.
Not very nice, is it?
That’s exactly what happens to Geoffrey Stamp after a man from the year 3050 asks him to become a “Time Rep” – a tour guide for the 21st Century, meeting people from the future who travel back through time for their vacations. You see, Time Reps need to be insignificant. Otherwise, when you go back in time and interfere with their destiny, the space-time continuum has a bit of a fit. And we wouldn’t want that.
But when Geoffrey uncovers a conspiracy to change the course of history, he is sent on a mind-bending adventure through time and space involving an imaginary lake, a talking seagull, dinosaurs, aliens, the Great Fire of London, and the discovery that he might not be as insignificant as people thought.
G. Wayne Miller, author of several novels, as well as biographies such as The Work of Human Hands, has described his writing career as having three acts. In the early 1990s, he took advantage of the then thriving world of smaller and medium press outlets for short fiction, and had his first novel - Thunder Rise - published to some acclaim. His second act was the publication of the two sequels to Thunder Rise by Crossroad Press, and his first fiction collection in decades - When the Sky Blew Off. Vapors is the "third act" - some brand new stories, and some reprints from such classic markets as the late Dave Silva's "The Horror Show," and American Fantasy. Wayne writes with an educated, literary voice, but these are dark tales. His characters are very real, and he is able to suspend readers' disbelief with seeming ease, making what seems a quiet, subtle tale rise up and strike like a snake. The end-cap of this collection is the unproduced (as of yet) screenplay "Summer Love" a dark fantasy script the author hopes one day to see on the screen.
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