Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction 3/17-23/13


Spotlight Fiction Books Of The Week:
Hardcover Fiction:
FROST BURNED
By Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

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 relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…

After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.

Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
Paperback Trade Fiction:
FIFTY SHADES FREED
By: E. L. James

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
THE INNOCENT
By David Baldacci

America has enemies--ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target.
But Will Robie may have just made the first--and last--mistake of his career . . .
THE INNOCENT
It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.
Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway-her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her.
Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power.
Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life . . . and perhaps his own.

E-Books Fiction:
RECKLESS
By: S. C. Stephens

Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they've formed, the new family they've found, and the history they've forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band's exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?


Top 5 Fiction Books Of The Week:
Hardcover Fiction:
1. FROST BURNED - By: Patricia Briggs
2. THE STRIKER - By: Clive Cussler and Justin Scott 
3. THE STORYTELLER - By: Jodi Picoult 
4. ALEX CROSS, RUN - By: James Patterson 
5. A WEEK IN WINTER - By: Maeve Binchy

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - By: E. L. James 
2. LIFE OF PI - By: Yann Martel 
3. THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - By Matthew Quick 
4. FIFTY SHADES FREED - By: E. L. James 
5. FIFTY SHADES DARKER - By: E. L. James

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. THE INNOCENT - By: David Baldacci
2. DEFENDING JACOB - By: William Landay
3. YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW - By: Lisa Jackson 
4. SAFE HAVEN - By: Nicholas Sparks
5. THE THIEF - By: Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

E-Books Fiction:
1. RECKLESS - By: S. C. Stephens
2. WAIT FOR YOU - By: J. Lynn
3. MIRROR IMAGE - By: Sandra Brown 
4. ALEX CROSS, RUN - By: James Patterson
5. FROST BURNED - By: Patricia Briggs

Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads.com and comes lists are from NYTimes.com

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