Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection are:

Fair Game (Alpha And Omega) [Hardcover]

Product Description

Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, “always enchants her readers.” (Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series – set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion – brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey …

They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate.

The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can’t afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father’s dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves – all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights …

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover (March 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0441020038
ISBN-13: 978-0441020034

Underwater Love [Mass Market Paperback]


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Sleeping with the Fishes

Fred is a mermaid. But she’s not blonde, or buxom, or even perky. In fact, she can be downright cranky-especially when weird levels of toxins are found in the local seawater. There is one perk: Thomas, the gorgeous marine biologist helping in the investigation. If you thought it would be easy for a mermaid to get to the bottom of things, think again.

Swimming Without a Net

To visit the undersea realm of Artur, the High Prince, and her royal merfamily, Fred’s brought along Thomas to explore where no “lander” has gone before. But Fred is soon caught between two factions of merfolk: those happy with swimming under the radar-and those who want to bring their existence to the surface…

Fish Out of Water

The existence of the Undersea Folk is no longer a secret, and someone needs to keep them all from floundering in the media spotlight. Fred and Artur have all the right skills for the job, if not for staving off an impending civil war. But all the while, Fred has something else on her mind: the sexy human landlubber she left behind …

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425247198
ISBN-13: 978-0425247198

A Fitting End: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery (A Dressmaker’s Mystery) [Mass Market Paperback]


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Business is booming at Harlow Jane Cassidy’s custom dressmaking boutique – even with her great-grandmother’s ghost hanging around the shop. But when a local golf pro is found stabbed with dressmaking shears, the new town deputy suspects Harlow. Now she has to clear her name before the next outfit she designs is a prison jumpsuit …

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780451236142
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback


Not Wicked Enough (Reforming the Scoundrels) [Mass Market Paperback]

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When Lily Wellston heads to the Bitterward Estate to comfort her widowed friend Caroline, she certainly does not have romance in mind. In fact the playful but level-headed Lily is amused to no end when, en route, a gypsy gifts her with a beautiful medallion, claiming it will ensnare the romantic desires of a stranger.

But Fate has other plans in the form of Caroline’s ruggedly handsome brother, the Duke of Mountjoy. One day at Bitterward and Lily can’t deny the sizzling attraction between her and the roguish duke. Nothing can come of it, of course. She’s not looking for entanglements and he’s practically engaged. But whether it’s her outgoing nature and the duke’s outlandish ways sparking off one another; or the mysterious gypsy medallion working “magic”– hearts are stirring in the most unexpected and wicked ways…

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425246604
ISBN-13: 978-0425246603

Manga:

A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 1 [Paperback]

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T.

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Meet Maria Kawai — she’s gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it’s no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Maria’s difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace …

Maria’s frank nature gains her more enemies at her new school, but her angelic singing voice inadvertently catches the attention of Yusuke Kanda and Shin Meguro. Can these boys mend her hardened heart, or will they just end up getting scorched?

Product Details
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421541645
ISBN-13: 978-1421541648

Ai Ore!, Vol. 4: Love Me! [Paperback]

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T+.

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Mizuki is the female “prince” of her all-girls school and the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band. Akira is the male “princess” of his all-boys school and wants to join her band. Love may be on his mind, but romance is difficult when everyone keeps mistaking Mizuki for a boy and Akira for a girl!

Now that all St. Nobara Girls Academy knows Akira is a boy, the students want Mizuki to stop dating him because of Dankaisan Boys School’s awful reputation. Pressured by her classmates and the student council president, Mizuki decides to do the unthinkable: she goes to Ran for help.

Product Details
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421538733
ISBN-13: 978-1421538730

Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 2 [Paperback]

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T.

Product Description

Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: “You are my property.” With only her attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings, her fake marriage … and a mysterious power!

Princess Nakaba of Senan and Prince Caesar of Belquat only married each other for the sake of peace between their two warring countries, but things take a surprising turn when Caesar finds himself falling for his strange wife! Caesar tries to get Nakaba to return his feelings, but she maintains that he is her enemy and that she hates him. So when Nakaba has a vision of Caesar getting killed, will she say anything to save him?

Product Details
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 142154105X
ISBN-13: 978-1421541051

Otomen, Vol. 12 [Paperback]

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T.


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Asuka Masamune is a guy who loves girly things — sewing, knitting, making cute stuffed animals and reading shojo comics. But in a world where boys are expected to act manly, Asuka must hide his beloved hobbies and play the part of a masculine jock instead. Can Asuka ever show his true self to anyone, much less to Ryo Miyakozuka, the girl that he’s falling for?

Secretly taking a baking class for men, Asuka is relieved that there’s a safe haven where he doesn’t need to hide his girly side from his anti-otomen mother. But when she finds out that he’s been attending this class, things get set to explode!

Product Details
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421541092
ISBN-13: 978-1421541099

Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura , Vol. 6 [Paperback]

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T.

Product Description

Sakura is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess who slew demons with her Blood Cherry Blossom sword. All her life Sakura has been forbidden to look at the full moon without knowing why. Then one night, unhappy over her impending marriage, Sakura gazes up at the moon, only to see a demon attacking her…

The battle between Kohaku and Shuri has ended, but Sakura is still held captive by Enju. Sakura tries to convince her brother that there are humans who will accept the moon people, but he will not back down. Enju tells Sakura she will soon need to choose sides and whom she is to destroy …

Product Details
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 142154024X
ISBN-13: 978-1421540245

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