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The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

Promoting a holistic ecological view, Tammi Hartung encourages you to invite wildlife into your garden. You’ll be amazed at how a variety of natural pollinators, pest predators, and soil enrichers can promote vibrant and healthy vegetables. Discover how a slug problem disappears once you’ve introduced a pond housing bullfrogs, how wasps can take care of tomato hornworms, and why skunks aren’t so bad after all. Learn how to garden with animals, rather than against them, and reap your most bountiful harvest yet.

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Wilde About Her: Paranormal Romance (The Wilde Pack Book 1)

He’ll do anything to protect his mate – The last place Denim Barr wants to be is back in Justice, Texas. But after she catches her boyfriend in bed with her best friend, the college graduate decides the farther away she is from Oklahoma the better. So when her grandfather asks her to spend the summer working at the diner, she packs her bags and heads to Texas. She’s prepared to spend the next few months wallowing in self-pity when into the diner walks gorgeous horse breeder Jackson “Jax” Wilde. Denim hasn’t seen the sexy bad boy in eight years and when she discovers him shape-shifting in the woods, she realizes Jax has changed in more ways than one. Denim is the one girl Jax has never been able to get out of his head. But nothing good could ever come of the two of them because he’s a werewolf and Wildes don’t mate with humans. Besides he’s the heir to the most influential pack in the south and destined to marry an alpha female from another powerful family. But now that Denim’s back in Justice, Jax can no longer deny the need to claim her as his. Unfortunately, a scorned she-wolf, is bent on revenge, swearing to get rid of any woman who stands in the way of her marrying a Wilde. But Jax will do whatever it takes to protect his mate.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Angie Daniels is a free spirit who isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind or even better, write about it. Since strutting onto the literary scene in five-inch heels, she’s been capturing her audience’s attention with her wild imagination and love for alpha men. The USA Today Bestselling Author has written over twenty-five novels for imprints such as BET Arabesque, Harlequin/Kimani Romance and Kensington/ Dafina and Kensington/Aphrodisia Books. For more information about upcoming releases, and to connect with Angie on Facebook, please visit her website at [www.angiedaniels.com](http://www.angiedaniels.com).

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, *Wild* vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
### Amazon.com Review
**Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2012:** At age 26, following the death of her mother, divorce, and a run of reckless behavior, Cheryl Strayed found herself alone near the foot of the Pacific Crest Trail–inexperienced, over-equipped, and desperate to reclaim her life. *Wild* tracks Strayed’s personal journey on the PCT through California and Oregon, as she comes to terms with devastating loss and her unpredictable reactions to it. While readers looking for adventure or a naturalist’s perspective may be distracted by the emotional odyssey at the core of the story, *Wild* vividly describes the grueling life of the long-distance hiker, the ubiquitous perils of the PCT, and its peculiar community of wanderers. Others may find her unsympathetic–just one victim of her own questionable choices. But Strayed doesn’t want sympathy, and her confident prose stands on its own, deftly pulling both threads into a story that inhabits a unique riparian zone between wilderness tale and personal-redemption memoir. *–Jon Foro*
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“A rich, riveting true story . . . During her grueling three-month journey, Strayed circled around black bears and rattlesnakes, fought extreme dehydration by drinking oily gray pond water, and hiked in boots made entirely of duct tape. Reading her matter-of-fact take on love and grief and the soul-saving quality of a Snapple lemonade, you can understand why Strayed has earned a cult following as the author of Dear Sugar, a popular advice column on therumpus.net. . . . With its vivid descriptions of beautiful but unforgiving terrain, *Wild* is a cinematic story, but Strayed’s book isn’t really about big, cathartic moments. The author never ‘finds herself’ or gets healed. When she reaches the trail’s end, she buys a cheap ice cream cone and continues down the road. . . . It’s hard to imagine anything more important than taking one step at a time. That’s endurance, and that’s what Strayed understands, almost 20 years later. As she writes, ‘There was only one [option], I knew. To keep walking.’ Our verdict: A.” —Melissa Maerz, *Entertainment Weekly*

“Strayed’s journey was as transcendent as it was turbulent. She faced down hunger, thirst, injury, fatigue, boredom, loss, bad weather, and wild animals. Yet she also reached new levels of joy, accomplishment, courage, peace, and found extraordinary companionship.” —Marjorie Kehe, *Christian Science Monitor*

“It’s not very manly, the topic of weeping while reading. Yet for a book critic tears are an occupational hazard. Luckily, perhaps, books don’t make me cry very often. Turning pages, I’m practically Steve McQueen. Strayed’s memoir, *Wild* , however, pretty much obliterated me. I was reduced, during her book’s final third, to puddle-eyed cretinism. I like to read in coffee shops, and I began to receive concerned glances from matronly women, the kind of looks that said, ‘Oh, honey.’ To mention all this does Strayed a bit of a disservice, because there’s nothing cloying about *Wild*. It’s uplifting, but not in the way of many memoirs, where the uplift makes you feel that you’re committing mental suicide. This book is as loose and sexy and dark as an early Lucinda Williams song. It’s got a punk spirit and makes an earthy and American sound. . . . *Wild* recounts the months Strayed spent when she was 26, hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. There were very frightening moments, but the author was not chewed on by bears, plucked dangling from the edge of a pit, buried by an avalanche or made witness to the rapture. No dingo ate anyone’s baby. Yet everything happened. The clarity of Ms. Strayed’s prose, and thus of her person, makes her story, in its quiet way, nearly as riveting an adventure narrative as Jon Krakauer’s *Into the Wild* and *Into Thin Air*. . . . Her grief, early in this book, is as palpable as her confusion. Her portrait of her mother, who died of cancer at 45, is raw and bitter and reverent all at once. . . . *Wild* is thus the story of an unfolding. She got tougher, mentally as well as physically [and she] tells good, scary stories about nearly running out of water, encountering leering men and dangerous animals. . . The lack of ease in her life made her fierce and funny; she hammers home her hard-won sentences like a box of nails. The cumulative welling up I experienced during *Wild* was partly a response to that too infrequent sight: that of a writer finding her voice, and sustaining it, right in front of your eyes.” —Dwight Garner, *The New York Times*

“One of the most original, heartbreaking and beautiful American memoirs in years. . . . The unlikely journey is awe-inspiring, but it’s one of the least remarkable things about the book. Strayed, who was recently revealed as the anonymous author of the ‘Dear Sugar’ advice column of the literary website *The Rumpus* , writes with stunningly authentic emotional resonance— *W* ild *is brutal and touching in equal measures, but there’s nothing forced about it. She chronicles sorrow and loss with unflinching honesty, but without artifice or self-pity. There are no easy answers in life, she seems to be telling the reader. Maybe there are no answers at all. It’s fitting, perhaps, that the writer chose to end her long pilgrimage at the Bridge of the Gods, a majestic structure that stretches a third of a mile across the Columbia, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. We think of bridges as separating destinations, just as we think of long journeys as the price we have to pay to get from one place to another. Sometimes, though, the journey is the destination, and the bridge connects more than just dots on a map—it joins reality with the dream world, the living with the dead, the tame with the wild.” —Michael Schaub, *NPR Books*

“Brilliant. . . pointedly honest . . . Part adventure narrative, part deeply personal reflection, *Wild* chronicles an adventure born of heartbreak. . . . While it is certain that the obvious dangers of the trail are real — the cliffs are high, the path narrow, the ice slick, and the animal life wild — the book’s greatest achievement lies in its exploration of the author’s emotional landscape. With flashbacks as organic and natural as memory itself, Strayed mines the bedrock of her past to reveal what rests beneath her compulsion to hike alone across more than one thousand primitive miles: her biological father’s abuse and abandonment, her mother’s diagnosis and death, and her family’s unraveling. Strayed emerges from her grief-stricken journey as a practitioner of a rare and vital vocation. She has become an intrepid cartographer of the human heart.” —Bruce Machart, *Houston Chronicle*

“Strayed writes a crisp scene; her sentences hum with energy. She can describe a trail-parched yearning for Snapple like no writer I know. She moves us briskly along the route, making discrete rest stops to parcel out her backstory. It becomes impossible not to root for her.” —Karen R. Long, *The Cleveland Plain Dealer*
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*“[A] vivid, touching and ultimately inspiring account of a life unraveling, and of the journey that put it back together. . . . The darkness is relieved by self-deprecating humor as [Strayed] chronicles her hiking expedition and the rebirth it helped to inspire. . . . *Wild* easily transcends the hiking genre, though it presents plenty of details about equipment ordeals and physical challenges. Anyone with some backpacking experience will find Strayed’s chronicle especially amusing. Her boots prove too small. The trail destroys her feet. Then there is the possibility of real mortality: She repeatedly finds herself just barely avoiding rattlesnakes. Strayed is honest about the tedium of hiking but also alert to the self-discovery that can be stirred by solitude and self-reliance. . . . Pathos and humor are her main companions on the trail, although she writes vividly about the cast of other pilgrims she encounters. Finding out ‘what it was like to walk for miles,’ Strayed writes, was ‘a powerful and fundamental experience.’ And knowing that feeling has a way of taming the challenges thrown up by modern life.” —Michael J. Ybarra, *The Wall Street Journal*

“Strayed’s journey is the focal point of *Wild* , in which she interweaves suspenseful accounts of her most harrowing crises with imagistic moments of reflection. Her profound grief over her mother’s death, her emotional abandonment by her siblings and stepfather, and her personal shortcomings and misadventures are all conveyed with a consistently grounded, quietly pained self-awareness. On the trail, she fends of everything from loneliness to black bears; we groan when her boots go tumbling off a cliff and we rejoice as she transforms from a terrified amateur hiker into the ‘Queen of the PCT.’ In a style that embodies her wanderlust, Strayed transports us with this gripping, ultimately uplifting tale.” —Catherine Straut, *ELLE*

“Spectacular. *Wild* is at once a breathtaking adventure tale and a profound meditation on the nature of grief and survival. . . . . Strayed’s load is both literal and metaphorical—so heavy that she staggers beneath its weight. . . . Often when narratives are structured in parallel arcs, the two stories compete and one dominates. But in *Wild* , the two tales Strayed tells, of her difficult past and challenging present, are delivered in perfect balance. Not only am I not an adventurer myself, but I am not typically a reader of wilderness stories. Yet I was riveted step by precarious step through Strayed’s encounters with bears, rattlesnakes, mountain lion scat, ice, record snow and predatory men. She lost six toenails, suffered countless bruises and scabs, improvised bootees made of socks wrapped in duct tape, woke up one time covered in frogs, and met strangers who were extraordinarily kind to her. Perhaps her adventure is so gripping because Strayed relates its gritty, visceral details not out of a desire to milk its obviously dramatic circumstances, but out of a powerful, yet understated, imperative to understand its meaning. We come to feel how her actions and her internal struggles intertwine, and appreciate the lessons she finds embedded in the natural world. . . . Strayed is a clearheaded, scarred, human, powerful and enormously talented writer who is secure enough to confess she does not have all the answers. . . *Wild* isn’t a concept-generated book, that is, one of those great projects that began as a good, salable idea. Rather, it started out as an experience that was … *

Wild Times Ahead!: The Teen Girls’ Guide to Guys, Sex, and Relationships

EVERYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GUYS AND SEX!Get ready for Wild Times Ahead as you enter the exciting and crazy world of romance, sex, and love relationships. There’s only one small challenge: romance involves relating in new and different ways to boys and men! Written for teen girls by a former ladies’ man who successfully seduced scores of women – and now is the father of two teen daughters – Wild Times Ahead! will help you and your girl friends get what you want from romantic relationships, while cleverly protecting your bootie from lust crazed guys.Wild Times Ahead! covers all the essential topics as you define and express your emerging sexuality:• 5 types of guys and how to attract them• How be a great kisser• Dating do’s and don’ts• 6 tips to maximize your chances of success in love• The ins-and-outs of sex, foreplay, orgasms, oral sex, birth control, STDs, and kinky sex• 5 tips to a safe and healthy sex life• How to know when you are ready to “do it” for the first time• 5 tips for dealing with horny guys• Love relationships – how to tell if you’ll be good at them• Top 10 reasons why love relationships fail and how to avoid them• Tips on succeeding in first relationships• How to tell if he’s in love or lust with you• 5 ways to know if you have a healthy relationship• How to “get some lovin’” when guys are clueless• 5 ways to manage males as an adult• Best, most effective way to break up with a guy• 8 ways to create a better marriageWritten in a breezy, light-hearted style and featuring dozens of memorable illustrations, Wild Times Ahead! is destined to keep you one big step ahead in the game of love!
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Wild Reckless

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world. Instead, a nightmare took over. It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall. Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire. Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless. And those things…they were the scariest of all.
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Wild Cards: Jokers Wild

**The first trilogy of the WILD CARDS series comes to a shocking conclusion in this superhero epic edited by bestselling author of GAME OF THRONES George R. R. Martin**
Amidst the fun and festivities of Wild Card Day there is an evil mind lurking, who hopes that the celebrations will go off with more than a band. The streets of New York have erupted in celebration of Wild Card Day – the annual event held every September 15th to remember the dead and cherish the living. It is a day for fireworks, street fairs and parades, for political rallies and memorial banquets, for drinking and fighting in the alleys. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And this year – 1986, the fortieth anniversary – promises to be the biggest and best Wild Card Day ever. The media and tourists have discovered the celebration, and taverns and restaurants expect record-setting. But lurking in the background is a twisted genius who cares nothing for the fun and festivity. The Astronomer has only one concern: destruction …
Featuring plotlines and writing from George R. R. Martin, John J. Miller, Lewis Shiner, Melinda Snodgrass and more, this novel wraps up the opening WILD CARDS series, while also setting the stage for future adventures.
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Wild Card

**PARADISE ISLAND**

When an anonymous e-mail alerts UpLink Technology’s operatives to suspicious activity on an exclusive island resort, Pete Nimec goes undercover to investigate.

Located off the coast of Trinidad, Rayos del Sol is not just a playground for the world’s richest and most powerful people — it’s also the headquarters for a joint fiber optic/oil refinery project run by UpLink and Sedco Oil. What Nimec discovers is a plot to drain oil from the United States strategic petroleum reserve and sell it to outlaw nations. And when the island’s highly trained security force is sent to take Nimec out — heaven on earth erupts into hell…

Wild Card

Wild Card (Elite Ops Series #1) by Lora Leigh
**A FATAL ESCAPE**
It was supposed to be simple. All Navy SEAL Nathan Malone had to do was rescue three young girls from a Colombia drug cartel, then allow himself to be captured just long enough to draw out a government spy. That was before his mission went disastrously wrong…and before his wife, Bella, was told that Nathan was never coming home.
**A DANGEROUS DESIRE…**
Bella’s mourned her husband’s death for three long years. But she has no idea he’s still alive. Forced to assume a new identity, the man Nathan *was* is now dead. If he can get back to his wife, can he keep the secret of who he really is…even as desire threatens to consume them? And as danger threatens to tear Bella from Nathan’s arms once more?
** “Leigh writes…tempting, enchanting romance[s] that readers are certain to devour.”**
—*Romance Reviews Today*

The Wild and the Wicked

**A brief foray into a moral thicket, exploring why we should protect nature despite tsunamis, malaria, bird flu, cancer, killer asteroids, and tofu.**Most of us think that in order to be environmentalists, we have to love nature. Essentially, we should be tree huggers–embracing majestic redwoods, mighty oaks, graceful birches, etc. We ought to eat granola, drive hybrids, cook tofu, and write our appointments in Sierra Club calendars. Nature’s splendor, in other words, justifies our protection of it. But, asks Benjamin Hale in this provocative book, what about tsunamis, earthquakes, cancer, bird flu, killer asteroids? They are nature, too.
For years, environmentalists have insisted that nature is fundamentally good. In *The Wild and the Wicked*, Benjamin Hale adopts the opposite position–that much of the time nature can be bad–in order to show that even if nature is cruel, we still need to be environmentally conscientious. Hale argues that environmentalists needn’t feel compelled to defend the value of nature, or even to adopt the attitudes of tree-hugging nature lovers. We can acknowledge nature’s indifference and periodic hostility. Deftly weaving anecdote and philosophy, he shows that we don’t need to love nature to be green. What really ought to be driving our environmentalism is our humanity, not nature’s value.
Hale argues that our unique burden as human beings is that we can act for reasons, good or bad. He claims that we should be environmentalists because environmentalism is right, because we humans have the capacity to be better than nature. As humans, we fail to live up to our moral potential if we act as brutally as nature. Hale argues that despite nature’s indifference to the plight of humanity, humanity cannot be indifferent to the plight of nature.

Wild

Wild: The White Wolf Pack by Zoe Perdita
When Wild, a lone omega, stumbles into a trap in the woods, a mysterious alpha saves the little wolf and takes him in. The man cares for Wild’s wounds and offers him a new chance at life. But the sexy wolf stirs feelings the omega has never experienced – making Wild believe this man is his mate. He just has to prove it to the alpha first.
Caleb, a great white wolf, lives alone, and he prefers it that way. He doesn’t need a young, lively whelp keeping him company, no matter how attractive the young man is. Especially when Wild wakes the need for a mate inside him – a need he buried a long time ago.
With a rival wolf pack hungry for Wild’s blood, and a dangerous hunter on the loose – can Caleb protect the little omega without giving into his animal instincts and claiming the young man as his own?
Contains graphic m/m sex scenes.

Wife for Hire

Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich
Hank Mallone knows he’s in trouble when Maggie Toone agrees to pretend to be his wife in order to improve his rogue’s reputation. Will his harebrained scheme to get a bank loan for his business backfire once Maggie arrives in his small Vermont town and lets the gossips take a look?
Maggie never expected her employer to be drop-dead handsome, but she’s too intrigued by his offer to say no . . . and too eager to escape a life that made her feel trapped. The deal is strictly business, both agree, until Hank turns out to be every fantasy she ever had.

Widows

**Da questo libro è tratto l’omonimo film di Steve McQueen con Viola Davis, Michelle Rodríguez, Colin Farrell e Liam Neeson.**
«*Un intreccio perfetto.*»
**The Guardian**
«*Un thriller così pieno di colpi di scena da soddisfare anche i lettori più esigenti.*»
**Library Journal**
«*Lynda La Plante ci regala un romanzo denso e intrigante che illumina il cuore oscuro dell’amicizia, del tradimento e della vendetta.*»
**The Strand Magazine**
**Hanno affrontato la vita da sole. Ma quando si tratta di abbracciare il crimine, scelgono di farlo insieme.**
Per Dolly essere la moglie del noto criminale Harry Rawlins non è mai stato un problema. Negli anni, si è tenuta alla larga dagli affari del marito, ottenendo in cambio tutte le attenzioni che ha sempre desiderato. Ma l’ultima impresa di Harry finisce in tragedia e, con la sua morte, Dolly si ritrova sola di fronte a un destino ogni giorno più incerto. Finché non riceve un biglietto anonimo con precise istruzioni: deve presentarsi in banca sotto falso nome e accedere a una cassetta di sicurezza. Qui, oltre a dei contanti e a una pistola, trova il taccuino di Harry sul quale il marito ha annotato i nomi delle persone con cui ha avuto a che fare e le rapine che ha organizzato, compresa l’ultima. Dolly interpreta questo ritrovamento come un segno. Sta a lei portare a termine ciò che Harry ha iniziato. Lo deve a sé stessa. E, soprattutto, lo deve a suo marito, di cui vuole «onorare» la memoria. Ma non può farcela da sola. Ha bisogno del sostegno di chi, come lei, sa cosa vuol dire vivere al fianco di un criminale con tutti i rischi che comporta. È così che Dolly si rivolge alle uniche persone che è certa non si tireranno indietro: le vedove dei complici di Harry e la scaltra Bella, che si conquista fin da subito la sua stima. Solo unendo le forze e fidandosi l’una dell’altra, le quattro donne riusciranno a farsi strada in un mondo che non fa sconti e premia chi è disposto a mettere a repentaglio la propria vita per ottenere ciò che vuole. Loro sono pronte a tutto e non hanno la minima intenzione di tirarsi indietro. Nemmeno quando le cose non vanno secondo i piani.
Con milioni di copie vendute nel mondo, Lynda La Plante è la regina incontrastata del thriller britannico. Ogni suo romanzo è un successo di pubblico e critica e, a pochi giorni dall’uscita, diventa un bestseller. Ora torna con *Widows. Eredità criminale* da cui è tratto l’omonimo film, con sceneggiatura e regia di Steve McQueen e un cast stellare che conta, tra gli altri, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodríguez, Colin Farrell e Liam Neeson. Una storia sul fascino oscuro del crimine. E sui sacrifici che quattro donne ambiziose e indipendenti sono pronte a fare pur di difendere quello che è loro e sui cui nessuno può mettere le mani.

Widow Need Sex

After the death of the husband and father, the mother and son seek comfort in each other…

Wickedly Twisted: Fairy Tales for Adults

Six hot and wickedly twisted novella inspired by six of your favorite fairy tales, by today’s bestselling authors!
*To Steal a Prince’s Heart* by **Cassidy K. O’Connor** is a twist on the fairy tale *Robin Hood*.
No self-respecting girl starts out wanting to be a thief but that’s what happens when war takes the King and all able bodied men off to war. Robin Hood and her merry band of women steal to feed their village, she never expected the Prince to steal her heart. When her true identity is revealed will the Prince stand by her or will she be forced to rescue herself?
*Celia’s Connection* by **Gracen Miller** is a twist on the fairy tale *Goldilocks and the Three Bears*
Celia Goldilocks just wants to live her life in peace, but when her past comes calling, her life is upended. With a bounty on her head, she escapes to a cabin owned by three bear shifters. Unfortunately, they’re her father’s biggest enemy, but can they be her salvation instead? 
*The Brothers Ménage* by **Louisa Bacio** is a twist on the fairy tale *Two Brothers*
Who says all fairytale princesses are cursed?
As time runs out, the brothers from the wrong side of the tracks must weigh if a lifetime with Daphne is worth sharing their own secret, and if it’ll make a difference.
*Bearskin *by **A. D. Roland** is a twist on the fairy tale *Bearskin*
A dirty hobo who claims he’s wearing the Devil’s magic jacket befriends a slightly skeptical nurse. Can he convince her he’s telling the truth in time for her to break the curse?
*Pan’s Curse* by **Sheri Lyn** is a twist on the fairy tale *Peter Pan*
The race is on. A jealous fairy has put a curse on Peter Pan, and it’s up to Captain James Hook and his crew to follow the clues and save him before time runs out, or he’ll be gone for good. If she can’t have him, no one will. Can James and Peter have their Happily Ever After?
*His Big Bad Wolf* by **Lia Davis** is a twist on the fairy tale *The Boy Who Cried Wolf*
Neal turns to Shannon for help to track down the rogue wolf, but working together stirs emotions neither of them expected, and a fiery passion that makes it impossible for them to stay away from each other. But is Neal ready to learn all of Shannon’s secrets?

Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel

SUMMARY: When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.