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New Releases—nonfiction
Former Senior Vice President of
Susan G. Komen
Karen Handel
Planned Bullyhood
The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned
Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the
Cure
The full, up-close story of the battle between Susan G.
Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood from the
woman at the center of the explosive media firestorm of
early 2012: Karen Handel, former senior vice president of
Public Policy at Komen.
The full, up-close story of the battle between Susan G.
Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood from the
woman at the center of the explosive media firestorm of
early 2012: Karen Handel, former Senior Vice President of
Public Policy at Komen.
Marketing
• Title picked up major media when announced: NPR,
Washington Post, Huffington Post, CBS News, and MSNBC
Today
Read by Pam Ward
Category: Health
Running Time: 8 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 09/11/2012 (Howard Books)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/28/2012
Trade 9781452610443 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640440 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660448 1 MP3-CD $29.99
• Planned media with the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on
9/26, Fox & Friends, Huckabee, the New York Times, Daily
Beast, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Associated
Press
• Susan G. Komen has been in the news for a major staff
announcement
Karen Handel built her career on
sound fiscal and organizational
management in both the public and
private sector. Karen has held senior
management positions with several
major companies and served as president
of one of Georgia’s largest chambers of commerce.
Most recently, Karen served as Senior Vice President
of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, overseeing its federal
and state policy efforts. She has served as Georgia’s
first elected Republican Secretary of State, as well as
Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue.
Author’s residence: Georgia
Pam Ward has performed in a variety of venues, but
she found her true calling reading books for the blind
and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress
Talking Books program, for which she received the
prestigious Alexander Scourby Award from the
American Foundation for the Blind. She is also an
AudioFile Earphones Award winner.
Also Available from Tantor
Nancy G. Brinker, with Joni Rodgers
Promise Me
ISBN 13: 9781400119745
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New Releases—nonfiction
Companion to the PBS
documentary hosted by Mo Rocca
Victoria Bassetti
Electoral Dysfunction
A Survival Manual for American Voters
Victoria Bassetti discusses the many issues surrounding
voting in the United States, in this eye-opening, fact-filled
companion to the PBS documentary of the same name.
Imagine a country where the right to vote is not guaranteed
by the Constitution, where the candidate with the most votes
loses, and where paperwork requirements and bureaucratic
bungling disenfranchise millions. You’re living in it. If the
consequences weren’t so serious, it would be funny.
Electoral Dysfunction illuminates a broad array of issues,
including the Founding Fathers’ decision to omit the right
to vote from the Constitution; the battle over voter ID, voter
impersonation, and voter fraud; the foul-ups that plague
Election Day, from ballot design to contested recounts; the
role of partisan officials in running elections; and the antidemocratic origins and impact of the Electoral College.
The book concludes with a prescription for a healthy voting
system by Heather Smith, president of Rock the Vote.
Read by Marguerite Gavin and Lloyd James
Category: Politics
Running Time: 7 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 09/19/2012 (New Press)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 10/15/2012
Trade 9781452610481 6 Audio CDs $34.99
Library 9781452640488 6 Audio CDs $71.99
MP3 9781452660486 1 MP3-CD $24.99
Published in the run-up to the 2012 election, Electoral
Dysfunction is for listeners across the political spectrum who
want their votes to count.
Marketing
• Foreword by Mo Rocca, political humorist and host of
Electoral Dysfunction
• Afterword by Heather Smith, President of Rock the Vote
• New York Times four-part op-ed video series
• Excerpt in October issue of Harper’s Magazine
Victoria Bassetti has been active in numerous political
campaigns and participates regularly in Election Day
voter-protection efforts. She is the author of Electoral
Dysfunction a companion to the PBS documentary of
the same name. The documentary, Electoral Dysfunction,
is directed by Bennett Singer, Leslie D. Farrell, and
David Deschamps.
Marguerite Gavin has recorded over three hundred
audiobooks in nearly every genre. A nominee for the
prestigious Audie Award, she has won both AudioFile
Earphones and Publishers Weekly Listen-Up awards.
Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded
over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned
six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time
nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.
• Partnership with Rock the Vote
• DC film premiere 09/19/12, NYC film premiere
09/21/12, LA film premiere 9/28/12
Praise for electoral dysfunction
“A well-written, enlightening look at how, when it comes to
access to the ballot box and other voter rights, the world’s
second oldest democracy still has a long way to go.” —Publishers Weekly
Delightfully provocative. . . . A well-organized, important
tool that will remain useful beyond the present electoral
cycle.” —Kirkus
“Crisply written, irreverent yet engaged. . . . A lively, witty
survey of the numerous ailments that afflict the American
electoral system.” —Alexander Keyssar, Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard, author of The Right to Vote
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New Releases—nonfiction
Simultaneous Release
Read by the author
Robert Graysmith
Black Fire
The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer—and of the
Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco
The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom
Sawyer, told through a harrowing account of Sawyer’s
involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized
mid-nineteenth-century San Francisco.
When twenty-eight-year-old Mark Twain met Tom Sawyer
at a local bathhouse in 1863, he was seeking a subject for
his first novel. Twain learned that a dozen years earlier the
then-eighteen-year-old New York–born Sawyer had been
a “Torch Boy,” one of the youths who raced ahead of the
volunteer firemen’s hand-drawn engines at night carrying
torches to light the way, always aware that a single spark
could reduce the all-wood city of San Francisco to ashes in
an instant. At that time a mysterious serial arsonist known
by some as “The Lightkeeper” was in the process of burning
San Francisco to the ground six times in eighteen months—
the most disastrous and costly series of fires ever experienced
by any American metropolis.
Read by the author
Category: History
Running Time: 8 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/30/2012 (50,000 Crown Publishers)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
Trade 9781452609256 7 Audio CDs $34.99
Library 9781452639253 7 Audio CDs $71.99
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Robert Graysmith is the New York
Times bestselling author of a number
of true crime books, including Zodiac,
The Laughing Gorilla, and The Girl in
Alfred Hitchcock’s Shower. The major
motion pictures Zodiac and Auto Focus
are based on his books.
Author’s residence: San Francisco, CA
Black Fire is the most thorough and accurate account of
Sawyer’s relationship with Mark Twain and of the six
devastating incendiary fires that baptized one of the modern
world’s favorite cities. Black Fire includes the never-beforetold stories of Sawyer’s heroism during the sinking of the
steamship Independence and the crucial role Sawyer and the
Torch Boys played in solving the mystery of the Lightkeeper.
Bestselling author Robert Graysmith vividly portrays the
gritty, corrupt, and violent world of Gold Rush–era San
Francisco, overrun with gunfighters, hooligans, hordes of
gold prospectors, crooked politicians, and vigilantes. By
chronicling how Sawyer took it upon himself to investigate,
expose, and stop the arsonist, Black Fire details—for the first
time—Sawyer’s remarkable life and illustrates why Twain
would later feel compelled to name his iconic character after
his San Francisco buddy when he wrote The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer.
Marketing
• True-life narrative about the San Francisco fires
• Mark Twain and the real Tom Sawyer: there has
been debate about whether Sawyer and Twain met;
Graysmith’s research proves that not only did they
meet but they were friends for several years
• Tie-in to upcoming TNT show based on Graysmith
• Bestselling author of Zodiac
• National publicity
• National review and feature attention
• National and regional NPR campaign
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New Releases—nonfiction
Kirkus H Review
David Cay Johnston
The Fine Print
How Big Companies Use “Plain English” and Other Tricks
to Rob You Blind
Bestselling author David Cay Johnston presents his
shocking analysis of the many ways everyday people are
systematically victimized by powerful corporations.
David Cay Johnston has made a name for himself as the
defender of the common man, calling out the rich and
powerful for cheating the system at the expense of everyone
else. Whether he’s exposing unjust loopholes in the tax code
that help the rich get richer or pointing out how powerful
corporations pocket government subsidies at excessive
taxpayer expense, Johnston is an eloquent town crier for
justice and equality.
Read by Todd McLaren
Category: Business
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 09/18/2012 (75,000 Portfolio)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/15/2012
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Now this bestselling author has turned his attention to the
sneaky stipulations hidden in the fine print of just about every
contract and government rule. Johnston has been known to
whip out a utility bill—any utility bill—and explain line
by line what all that mumbo jumbo actually means (and
it doesn’t mean anything good, unless you happen to be
the utility company). Within all that jargon, disclosed in
accordance with all requirements to you, the unsuspecting
customer, lie the tools many companies use to rob you blind.
Even worse is what’s missing—all the contractually binding
clauses that companies hide elsewhere, yet still enforce.
The Fine Print is essential listening for anyone who wants to
wrest power back from devious corporations and end their
longstanding consumer abuse.
Marketing
David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize–
winning reporter, has been called the “de
facto chief tax enforcement of the United
States.” He is the author of the New York
Times bestsellers Perfectly Legal and Free
Lunch. David was a reporter for the New
York Times for thirteen years and now teaches at Syracuse
University College of Law.
• Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter
Former radio broadcaster Todd McLaren has been
heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials;
narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E
and the History Channel; and films. His book narrations
have earned him a prestigious Audie Award as well as a
Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award.
• Author’s Web site: www.davidcayjohnston.com
• New York Times bestselling author of Free Lunch and
Perfectly Legal
• National publicity
• Author lectures
• Radio campaign
Praise for the fine print
“Investigative journalism at its best, as Johnston seeks to
comfort the afflicted while afflicting the comfortable.” —Kirkus H Review
Praise for david cay johnston
“A compelling look at just how the game can be altered to
serve the wishes of the well-connected few.” —BusinessWeek, on Free Lunch
“Everyone who wants to understand what’s happening to
the tax system should read Perfectly Legal.” —Paul Krugman, The New York Times, on Perfectly Legal
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New Releases—nonfiction
Simultaneous Release
Publishers Weekly H Review
Bee Wilson
Consider the Fork
A History of How We Cook and Eat
Award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson
traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools,
revealing the startling history of objects we often take for
granted.
Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of
knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating
something delicious—or at least edible. In Consider the Fork,
award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces
the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing
the startling history of objects we often take for granted.
Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and
fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson
offers unprecedented insights into how we’ve prepared and
consumed food over the centuries—and how those basic
acts have changed our societies, our diets, and our very selves.
Marketing
• Wilson is an award-winning food writer
• Consider the Fork will stand out in a market hungering
for fresh approaches to this timeless topic
Read by Alison Larkin
Category: History
Running Time: 8 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/09/2012 (Basic Books)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/09/2012
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Library 9781452639574 7 Audio CDs $71.99
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Bee Wilson is a food writer, historian,
and author of three books, including
Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud,
from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee
and The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee
and Us. She has been named BBC
Radio’s Food Writer of the Year and is a three-time
Guild of Food Writers’ Food Journalist of the Year. She
holds a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Cambridge, and
lives in Cambridge, England.
An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Alison Larkin
is a classically trained actress who has appeared on
Broadway with the Royal National Theater and OffBroadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her
bestselling novel The English American made the top ten
list of best author audiobook narrations of all time.
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• For fans of The Big Oyster, Catching the Fire, and A
History of the World in 6 Glasses
Praise for consider the fork
“Wilson is erudite and whip-smart, but she always grounds
her exploration of technological change in the perspective of
the eternal harried cook—she’s been one—struggling to put
a meal on the table. This is mouthwatering history: broad in
scope, rich in detail, stuffed with savory food for thought.”
—Publishers Weekly H Review
“Rarely has a book with so much information been such an
entertaining read.” —Kirkus
“A fast-paced and mind-opening investigation into the
quirky stories behind our daily interactions with food.” —Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire
“[Wilson’s] authority is complete, her scholarship lightly
worn, and her writing terrific.” —
Paul Levy, editor of The Penguin Book of Food and Drink
“Bee Wilson’s surprising history of common kitchen tools
makes for a roiling read that’s certain to be enjoyed by
anyone with any interest in cooking or eating.” —John Donohue, author of Man with a Pan
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New Releases—nonfiction
“[A] tremendous tale.”—N eal B ascomb,
author of Hunting Eichmann
Matthew Brzezinski
Isaac’s Army
A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland
Matthew Brzezinski follows a group of dedicated young
men and women who waged a heroic war of resistance
against Hitler’s war machine.
Based on first-person accounts from diaries, interviews, and
surviving relatives, Isaac’s Army chronicles the extraordinary
triumphs and devastating setbacks that befell the Jewish
underground from its earliest acts of defiance in 1939 to the
exodus to Palestine in 1946. This is the remarkable true story
of the Jewish resistance from the perspective of those who led
it: Isaac Zuckerman, the confident and charismatic twentyfour-year-old founder of the Jewish Fighting Organization;
Simha Ratheiser, Isaac’s fifteen-year-old bodyguard, whose
boyish good looks and seeming immunity to danger made
him an ideal courier; and Zivia Lubetkin, the warrior queen
of the underground. Joined by allies on the left and right,
they survived Gestapo torture chambers, smuggled arms,
ran covert printing presses, opened illegal schools, robbed
banks, executed collaborators, and fought in the two largest
rebellions of the war.
Read by Arthur Morey
Category: History
Running Time: 15 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/02/2012 (Random House)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452610405 12 Audio CDs $44.99
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After working for the New York
Times in Warsaw in the early 1990s,
Matthew Brzezinski served as Moscow
correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
Following the September 11th attacks,
he covered homeland security as a
contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.
He is also the author of Casino Moscow, Fortress America,
and Red Moon Rising.
Author’s residence: Washington, D.C.
Arthur Morey has recorded over one hundred
audiobooks, winning AudioFile Earphones and Best
Voice Awards, as well as an Audie nomination. He has
performed Off-Broadway, Off-Loop, and in Italy, and he
taught writing at Northwestern University for ten years.
Hunted by the Germans and bedeviled by the “Greasers”
the movement was chronically short on firepower but long
on ingenuity. The money they raised helped thousands hide
when the Ghetto was liquidated. The documents they forged
offered lifelines to families desperate to escape the horror of
the Holocaust. And when the war was over, they helped
found the state of Israel.
A story of secret alliances, internal rivalries, and undying
commitment to a cause, Isaac’s Army is history at its most
heart-wrenching. Driven by an unforgettable cast of
characters, it’s a true-life tale with the pulse of a great novel,
and a celebration of the indomitable spirit of resistance.
Marketing
• Brzezinski interviewed many of the main characters
• National and local review and feature print attention
• NPR campaign
Praise for isaac’s army
“This is an intense story that transcends the horror of the
time and finds real inspiration in the bravery of those who
fought back—some of whom lived to tell their stories.” —Alan Furst, author of Mission to Paris
“Brzezinski’s often painful, always riveting account of Jewish resistance . . . is unsparing in its details and epic in scope,
offering the kind of sweeping narrative that this subject has
long deserved.” —Andrew Nagorski, author of Hitlerland
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New Releases—nonfiction
“A riveting tale.”
—H ugh T hompson
Andy Greenberg
This Machine Kills
Secrets
How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to
Free the World’s Information
Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg presents the first full
account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world’s
institutional secrets.
The machine that kills secrets is a powerful cryptographic
code that hides the identities of leakers and hacktivists as
they spill the private files of government agencies and
corporations bringing us into a new age of whistle blowing.
With unrivaled access to figures like Julian Assange, Daniel
Domscheit-Berg, and Jacob Applebaum, investigative
journalist Andy Greenberg unveils the group that brought
the world WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, and BalkanLeaks.
Read by Mike Chamberlain
Category: True Crime
Running Time: 14 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 09/13/2012 (25,000 Dutton)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609904 11 Audio CDs $39.99
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Andy Greenberg is a staff writer for
Forbes magazine, focusing on technology,
information security and digital civil
liberties. His Forbes story on WikiLeaks
and the future of information leaks in late
2010 was the first magazine cover story
to feature Julian Assange.
Author’s residence: Brooklyn, NY
Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer.
Along with animation and video game characters, Mike
performs narration and voices promos for television.
This powerful technology has been evolving for decades
in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the
libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the
Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve
beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to
obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy. Never have the
seemingly powerless had so much power to disembowel big
corporations and big government.
Marketing
• Andy Greenberg is the only reporter to extensively
interview Julian Assange; Domscheit-Berg; the
anarchist who built the WikiLeaks percursor BlackNet;
the former hacker now leading the Pentagon’s war
on leaks; and the mastermind known only as the
Architect—among dozens of others.
• From the ongoing legal battles of Assange and Bradley
Manning to Occupy Wall Street, this book is at the
center of widespread public concern
• Newspaper and magazine features and reviews
• Author’s Web site: www.thismachinekillssecrets.com
• Author’s Blog: blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg
Praise for This machine kills secrets
“With complete access to many of the key hackers and
leakers, Greenberg delves eloquently into the magicians of
the all-powerful technology that shatters the confidentiality
of any and all state secrets while tapping into issues of
personal privacy.” —Publishers Weekly
“Andy Greenberg tells a vivid story that weaves together
compelling characters and powerful technology that could
change politics more profoundly than any technology since
the printing press. By the time I was finished, I was both
inspired and terrified.” —David Bacon, IBM, Watson Research Center
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New Releases—nonfiction
Simultaneous Release
Charles R. Morris
The Dawn of
Innovation
The First American Industrial Revolution
From the bestselling author of The Two Trillion Dollar
Meltdown and The Tycoons comes the fascinating,
panoramic story of the rise of American industry between
the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
In the thirty years after the Civil War, the United States blew
by Great Britain to become the greatest economic power in
world history. That is a well-known period in history, when
titans like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P.
Morgan walked the earth.
Read by David Colacci
Category: History
Running Time: 11 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/23/2012 (Public Affairs)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/23/2012
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Charles R. Morris is a lawyer, former
banker, and New York Times bestselling
author. He has written several books,
including American Catholic, The Sages,
and The Tycoons. He is also a regular
contributor to the Los Angeles Times,
the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic Monthly.
David Colacci has worked as a narrator for over
fifteen years, during which time he has won AudioFile
Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations,
and been included on Best of Year lists by such
publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine,
and Library Journal.
But as Charles R. Morris shows us, the platform for that
spectacular growth spurt was built in the first half of the
century. By the 1820s, America was already the world’s
most productive manufacturer, and the most intensely
commercialized society in history. The War of 1812 jumpstarted the great New England cotton mills, the iron centers
in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and the forges around
the Great Lakes. In the decade after the War, the Midwest
was opened by entrepreneurs. In this book, Morris paints a
vivid panorama of a new nation buzzing with the work of
creation. He also points out the parallels and differences in
the nineteenth century American/British standoff and that
between China and America today.
Marketing
• Untold business story in the wake of the War of 1812
• Relevant to today’s business news
• Bonus Material: PDF with figures and tables
• Bestselling author with a proven ability to digest
large amounts of information and spin it into riveting
narrative
• National radio publicity
• Print reviews and features
Praise for The dawn of innovation
“The author is at his best when he focuses on the people
behind the technology. . . . Morris’ research is thorough. . . .
Ambitious.” —Kirkus
“A fascinating book that pulls together the strands of
American development into a sweeping and vivid account of
the nation’s rise to economic preeminence. Charles Morris
has a special gift for making complicated subjects accessible
and even entertaining.” —Charles H. Ferguson, author of Predator Nation
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New Releases—nonfiction
New York Times bestelling author of
House of Bush, House of Saud
Craig Unger
Boss Rove
Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power
Investigative reporter Craig Unger examines Karl Rove’s
politically controversial activities of the past, and sheds
light on the politician’s role in the upcoming presidential
election.
Karl Rove, the man who masterminded the rise of George
W. Bush from governor of Texas to the presidency, who
advised Bush during two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
who some claim helped seize the 2004 election for Bush,
and who was at the center of the Bush administration’s two
biggest scandals—the Valerie Plame Wilson affair and the
U.S. attorneys scandal—is back.
Since exiting the Bush administration, Rove has quietly
become the greatest Republican power broker in the country.
His pulpit is much vaster than his role as a commentator on
Fox News and his regular columns for the Wall Street Journal
suggest. His real strength is his ability to mobilize immense
sums through the SuperPAC American Crossroads and
similar organizations, and channel that money on behalf of
Republican candidates.
Read by Mel Foster
Category: Politics
Running Time: 10 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 09/04/2012 (Scribner)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609850 9 Audio CDs $39.99
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Craig Unger is the author of American
Armageddon, The Fall of the House of
Bush, and the New York Times bestseller
House of Bush, House of Saud. He appears
frequently as an analyst on CNN,
the ABC Radio Network, and other
broadcast outlets. The former deputy editor of the New
York Observer and editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine, he
has written about George H. W. Bush and George W.
Bush for the New Yorker, Esquire, and Vanity Fair.
Author’s residence: New York City
Mel Foster, an audiobook narrator since 2002, won an
Audie Award for Finding God in Unexpected Places by
Philip Yancey and an AudioFile Earphones Award for
the novel Match Made in Heaven by Bob Mitchell.
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Knowing that Rove remains connected and powerful, Unger
investigates Rove’s politically controversial activities of times
past, shedding important new light on them, and shows
their relevance to his activities today. He scrutinizes Rove’s
roles in the Valerie Plame Wilson affair, the U.S. attorneys
scandal, the strange events in Ohio on the night of the 2004
presidential election, and much more.
Detailed, fascinating, and entertaining, Boss Rove will
interest not only listeners who want to know more about the
2012 election but also those keen to understand the forces
endangering American democracy. This up-to-the-minute
journalistic report sheds crucial light on Rove’s vital behindthe-scenes role in this fall’s presidential election and in the
future of American politics.
Marketing
• National author publicity
• Twenty-city radio satellite tour
• Author events in New York and Washington, D.C.
• Author’s website: www.TodaysBigLie.com
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New Releases—nonfiction
New York Times and USA Today
Bestseller
David Wessel
Red Ink
Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
The Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, columnist, and
bestselling author of In Fed We Trust dissects a topic that
is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the
media, and yet is misunderstood by the American public.
In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics
behind the budget, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David
Wessel looks at the 2011 fiscal year (which ended September
30) to see where all the money was actually spent, and
why the budget process has grown wildly out of control.
Through the eyes of key people—Jacob Lew, White House
director of the Office of Management and Budget; Douglas
Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office;
Blackstone founder and former Commerce Secretary Pete
Peterson; and more—Wessel gives listeners an inside look at
the making of our unsustainable budget.
Marketing
Read by Lloyd James
Category: Politics
Running Time: 4 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 07/31/2012 (Crown Business)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
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David Wessel is economics editor of
the Wall Street Journal and writes the
publication’s “The Capital” column, a
weekly look at forces shaping living
standards around the world. Prior to
joining the Wall Street Journal, he worked
for the Hartford Courant and the Boston Globe. He is
a frequent guest on NPR’s Morning Edition and has
shared two Pulitzer Prizes. David is also the author
of the New York Times bestseller In Fed We Trust: Ben
Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic.
Author’s residence: Washington, D.C.
Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded
over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned
six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time
nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.
• Compelling narrative: As he did in In Fed We Trust,
Wessel takes listeners inside the making of the budget
through the lens of the people who are involved in
shaping and fashioning it
• Pulitzer–prize winning and bestselling author
• Author interviews out of New York and Washington, DC
• Twenty-city radio satellite tour
• Cross promotion with the Wall Street Journal
• Print attention in general interest, political, economics,
and current affairs publications and with websites at
newspapers around the country
• Author’s Web site: www.DavidWessel.net
Praise for red ink
“Accessible overview of America’s contentious deficit politics
by the Wall Street Journal’s economics editor.” —Kirkus
“Wessel’s unbiased, levelheaded approach will appeal to
serious readers who understand that the federal budget
cannot be managed like a family budget.” —Library Journal
“Should be a first port of call for American voters sadly
misinformed about their federal budget . . . Wessel’s aim is
to explain for a general audience the basics of the budget—
where the money comes from and goes to—and to make the
explanation interesting. He succeeds.” —Financial Times
“David Wessel’s Red Ink is a wise and pithy introduction to
the great economic issue of our time.” —N. Gregory Mankiw, professor of Economics, Harvard
University
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New Releases—nonfiction
Cofounder and chairman of
American Axle
Richard E. Dauch, with Hank H. Cox
American Drive
How Manufacturing Will Save Our Country
Richard E. Dauch narrates the story of his successful
upstart manufacturing company and provides a blueprint
for job creation, manufacturing competitiveness,
economic growth, and excellence in America.
Richard E. “Dick” Dauch had long dreamed of running
his own manufacturing company. From his first job on the
plant floor at General Motors to his crucial role in helping
to rescue Chrysler from the brink of bankruptcy, Dauch
focused passionately, and relentlessly, on quality, productivity,
and flexibility in manufacturing. In 1993 he took on the
challenge of his life, buying a lagging axle supply and parts
business from GM, along with five rusting, unprofitable,
union-controlled, near-decrepit plants in the heart of a
crime-ridden Detroit and a deteriorating environment in
Buffalo, New York.
Read by Pete Larkin
Category: Business
Running Time: 9 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 09/18/2012 (75,000 St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/15/2012
Trade 9781452610252 8 Audio CDs $29.99
Library 9781452640259 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660257 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Richard E. Dauch is chairman, CEO, and co-founder
of American Axle and Manufacturing. He is a former
manufacturing executive at Chevrolet, Chrysler, and
Volkswagen, and has worked in the automotive industry
for more than forty-eight years. He is also coauthor, with
Jack Troyanovich, of Passion for Manufacturing.
Hank H. Cox is the author of Lincoln and the Sioux
Uprising of 1862. A graduate of Marshall University, he
lives in Tacoma Park, Maryland.
Pete Larkin, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has
worked in virtually all media. He was the public address
announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993,
served as host of WNEW-FM’s highly rated “Saturday
Morning Sixties” program, and has done hundreds of
commercials, promos, and narrations.
The newly created “stand-alone” company was named
American Axle and Manufacturing. Dauch set out to create
a world-class industrial automotive manufacturer. He
bought and bulldozed the crack, liquor, and prostitution
businesses that surrounded the company and rebuilt the
plants. He upward educated, trained, and expanded the skill
sets of the workforce, struck tough bargains with unions, and
solved massive quality problems that were costing tens of
millions every year and undermining customer satisfaction.
Within one year of opening the doors, AAM had turned an
astounding sixty-six million dollars in profit.
In American Drive, Dauch narrates the story of AAM against
the backdrop of his nearly fifty years in the auto industry, from
its glory days to its decline in the face of foreign competition,
government bailouts, battles with unions, and the recent
Great Recession. Tough, smart, inspiring, high-energy, and
opinionated, Dauch offers memorable lessons on leadership,
advanced product technology, communication, negotiation,
and making profits in the most difficult times. Dauch’s story
transcends the auto industry and draws a blueprint for job
creation, manufacturing competitiveness, economic growth,
and excellence in America.
Marketing
• National broadcast, radio, and print publicity
• National author events
• Author’s Web site: www.aam.com
Praise for american drive
“A refreshingly different view of manufacturing that clearly
identifies what is necessary to compete globally.” —Kirkus
“Dauch is a born leader whose ability to inspire loyalty and
extraordinary performance is a natural phenomenon.” —Lee Iococca
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New Releases—nonfiction
Simultaneous Release
Read by the authors
Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew
Pendulum
How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict
Our Future
From New York Times bestselling author and speaker Roy
H. Williams and business guru Michael R. Drew comes
a revolutionary book outlining the surprising societal
phenomenon that unlocks the secrets to success in the
worlds of business, politics, advertising, entertainment,
and more.
Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our
definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on
the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what
is acceptable.
Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern?
Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western
society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one
excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind.
There is a pattern and it is forty years: 2003 was a fulcrum
year, as was 1963, its opposite.
Read by the authors
Category: Nonfiction
Running Time: 5 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/02/2012 (75,000 Vanguard Press)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 10/02/2012
Trade 9781452609843 5 Audio CDs $34.99
Library 9781452639840 5 Audio CDs $71.99
MP3 9781452659848 1 MP3-CD $24.99
Roy H. Williams, the owner of Wizard of Ads, Inc.,
serves the advertising and marketing needs of business
owners around the globe. He is the bestselling author
of several books, including Destinae, The Wizard of Ads,
Magical Worlds of the Wizard of Ads, and Secret Formulas
of the Wizard of Ads, which was named the Wall Street
Journal’s number one business book in 1999.
Author’s residence: Austin, TX
Michael R. Drew, a leading book marketer in the
publishing industry, has propelled nearly seventy-five
books onto national bestseller lists, including the Wall
Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times,
and has garnered over 1,000 #1 rankings for books on
Amazon.com through his Promote A Book services.
Author’s residence: Austin, TX
Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how
we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit
from a peek into the future, you would do well to listen to
this book.
Marketing
• Six-figure national marketing/promotion campaign
• Williams is a respected authority on business with
39,000 subscribers to his witty and informative
“Monday Morning Memo.”
• Michael R. Drew is the founder of Promote-a-Book,
which has launched 67 books onto national bestseller
lists
• Ten-city author tour
Praise for pendulum
“Pendulum offers fascinating insights into the surprises and
revelations of shifting social trends throughout history.
Roy H. Williams and Michael Drew answer the age-old
question: What makes us tick?” —Harvey Mackay, author of Swim With the Sharks
Without Being Eaten Alive
“They’ve written a unique guidebook that has an interesting
perspective for marketers, entrepreneurs, and anyone [who]
is thinking about how to live in the now—and in the future.”
—Tony Hsieh, author of Delivering Happiness
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New Releases—nonfiction
The story of the “real” Lady
Grantham of Downton Abbey
Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
The Glitter and the
Gold
The American Duchess—In Her Own Words
American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan shares her
remarkable story, providing a unique insider’s perspective
of aristocracy’s golden age.
Read by Coleen Marlo
Category: Memoir
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/02/2012 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US Only
On Sale Date: 10/15/2012
Trade 9781452610269 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640266 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660264 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan (18771964) was a member of the prominent
American Vanderbilt family. She
became the Duchess of Marlborough
on her marriage to the ninth Duke of
Marlborough in 1895.
AudioFile Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo
has been nominated three times for an Audie Award,
winning for Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert
Hellenga. She has also been awarded three Listen-Up
Awards from Publishers Weekly, and Publishers Weekly
named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for
2010.
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Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful and the heir to
a vast family fortune. She was also deeply in love with an
American suitor when her mother chose instead for her
to fulfill her social ambitions and marry an English Duke.
Leaving her life in America, she came to England as the
Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence
in her new home—Blenheim Palace.The ninth Duchess
gives unique first-hand insight into life at the very pinnacle
of English society in the Edwardian era. An unsnobbish,
but often amused observer of the intricate hierarchy both
upstairs and downstairs at Blenheim Palace, she is also
a revealing witness to the glittering balls, huge weekend
parties and major state occasions she attended or hosted.
Here are her encounters with every important figure of
the day—from Queen Victoria, Edward VII and Queen
Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas, Prince Metternich and the
young Winston Churchill.This intimate, richly enjoyable
memoir is a wonderfully revealing portrait of a golden age.
Marketing
• First time on audio
• National print publicity
• Online promotion
• Library marketing campaign
• New edition of Balsan’s memoir
Praise for the glitter and the gold
“A woman of poise, beauty, and charm looks back on her
life at the very center of the most opulent and aristocratic
society of three countries, the United States, Britain, and
France . . . and emerges . . . a woman of courage, public spirit
refinement, and surprisingly democratic convictions.” —The New York Times
“Consuelo Vanderbilt was the original poor little rich girl. A
wonderful account of the glitz and glamour of the Gilded
Age and how money really can’t buy you love.” —Daisy Goodwin, author of The American Heiress
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New Releases—nonfiction
Simultaneous Release
Philip Coppens
The Lost Civilization
Enigma
A New Inquiry into the Existence of Ancient Cities,
Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History
The bestselling author of The Ancient Alien Question sets
out to prove that civilization is far older and far more
advanced than is currently accepted.
Are history books giving us the whole story? Or is civilization
far more complex and for older than we have been taught?
Our school textbooks barely mention the 6,000-year-old
Sumerian civilization, yet the latest archaeological findings
at sites such as Jericho and, most recently, Gobekli Tepe in
Turkey, have been dated to 10,000 BC.
Civilization goes back at least another 10,000 years, if we
are willing to believe what our ancestors themselves claimed.
The Lost Civilization Enigma reveals the truth about:
—Lost magnitudes to known cultures, such as the Bosnian
Pyramids and the civilization of “Old Europe”;
Read by David Drummond
Category: Body, Mind, & Spirit
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 10/22/2012 (New Page)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452609102 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639109 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659107 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Philip Coppens is an investigative
journalist, author, and regular contributor
to such magazines as Atlantis Rising and
NEXUS Magazine. He is the author of
six books, including The New Pyramid
Age, and is one of the leading contributors
to the History Channel’s popular series Ancient Aliens.
Author’s residence: Edinburgh and Los Angeles, CA
David Drummond has made his living as an actor for
over twenty-five years, and he received an AudioFile
Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or
Lose ’Em.
—The fabled lost “golden” cities of South America and the
Amazon, which are slowly being rediscovered;
—Atlantis and the fact that it was a real civilization.
Analyzing historical and archaeological records, bestselling
author Philip Coppens demonstrates that there is substantial
evidence that civilization is far older, far more advanced,
and far more special than is currently accepted. Clearly, our
history books have left out a great deal!
Marketing
• Author is one of the leading contributors to the History
Channel’s popular series Ancient Aliens
• Bestelling author of The Ancient Alien Question
• Author’s Web site: www.philipcoppens.com
Praise for the ancient alien question
“An important and outstanding contribution.” —Erich von Däniken
“Coppens breaks the intellectual sound barrier and offers
his readers a well-researched, and well-written book
that challenges this last taboo of the human adventure.
Definitely a not-to-be-missed book!” —Robert Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery
Also By Philip Coppens
The Ancient Alien Question
ISBN 13: 9781452605883
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New Releases—nonfiction
Kirkus H Review
Keith Lowe
Savage Continent
Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
The frightening and thrilling story of post World War
II Europe, from the end of the war right up until the
establishment of an uneasy stability across Europe toward
the end of the 1940s.
The aftermath of World War II was one of the most
tumultuous periods of European history. Individuals,
communities and sometimes whole nations sought
vengeance against the Germans and their collaborators
who were rounded up, tormented and summarily executed.
Concentration camps were reopened; violent anti-semitism
was reborn, sparking murders and pogroms; and massacres,
an integral part of the postwar landscape, led to brutal civil
wars. In some of the greatest acts of ethnic cleansing ever
seen, millions were expelled from their ancestral homelands,
often with the implicit blessing of the Allied authorities.
Savage Continent is the story of post WWII Eruope in
all its ugly detail. Based on primary sources from a dozen
countries, Savage Continent sets the standard for history
books on of post-WWII Europe for years to come.
Read by John Lee
Category: History/Military
Running Time: 15 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 07/03/2012 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/24/2012
Trade 9781452609942 12 Audio CDs $49.99
Library 9781452639949 12 Audio CDs $95.99
MP3 9781452659947 2 MP3-CDs $34.99
Keith Lowe is the author of the critically
acclaimed history Inferno: The Fiery
Devastation of Hamburg, 1943, as well as
two novels, New Free Chocolate Sex and
Tunnel Vision, which was shortlisted for
the Author’s Club First Novel Award.
He is widely recognized as an authority on the Second
World War, and has often spoken on TV and radio,
both in Britain and the United States. He was also an
historical consultant and one of the main speakers in the
PBS documentary The Bombing of Germany.
Author’s residence: North London
British narrator John Lee has read audiobooks in almost
every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to
Patrick O’Brian. He has won numerous Audie Awards
and AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was named a
Golden Voice by AudioFile in 2009.
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Marketing
• National print publicity
• Online advertising campaign
• Academic marketing campaign
Praise for savage continent
“Authoritative but never dry, stripping away soothing myths
of national unity and victimhood, this is a painful but
necessary historical task superbly done.” —Kirkus H Review
“A superb and immensely important book.”
—The Washington Post
“Lowe’s work, thoroughly researched and written with
scrupulous objectivity, promises to be the year’s best book on
European history.”—Financial Times (UK)
“Deeply harrowing. Moving, measured and provocative. A
compelling picture of a continent physically and morally
brutalized by slaughter.”—Sunday Times (UK)
“Graphic and chilling. This excellent book paints a littleknown and frightening picture of a continent in the embrace
of lawlessness and chaos.”
—Ian Kershaw, author of The End: The Defiance and
Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945
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New Releases—nonfiction
Publishers Weekly H Review
Steven Ujifusa
A Man and His Ship
America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to
Build the S.S. United States
In the tradition of David McCullough’s grand histories,
the sweeping story of William Francis Gibbs’s quest to
build the fastest, finest ocean liner in history is set against
the politics, culture, and enterprise of twentieth-century
America.
At the peak of his power, in the 1940s and 1950s, William
Francis Gibbs was considered America’s best naval architect.
His quest to build the finest, fastest, most beautiful ocean
liner of his time, the S.S. United States, was a topic of national
fascination. When completed in 1952, the ship was hailed
as a technological masterpiece at a time when “made in
America” meant the best.
Read by Pete Larkin
Category: Biography
Running Time: 13 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 07/10/2012 (Simon & Schuster)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609874 11 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639871 11 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659879 2 MP3-CDs $29.99
Steven Ujifusa, the author of A Man and
His Ship, serves on the Advisory Council
of the S.S. United States Conservancy.
He received his master’s degree in
historic preservation and real estate from
the University of Pennsylvania and his
B.A. in history from Harvard University.
Pete Larkin, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has
worked in virtually all media. He was the public address
announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993,
served as host of WNEW-FM’s highly rated “Saturday
Morning Sixties” program, and has done hundreds of
commercials, promos, and narrations.
Gibbs was an American original, on par with John Roebling
of the Brooklyn Bridge and Frank Lloyd Wright of
Fallingwater. Forced to drop out of Harvard following his
family’s sudden financial ruin, he overcame debilitating
shyness and lack of formal training to become the visionary
creator of some of the finest ships in history. He spent forty
years dreaming of the ship that became the S.S. United States.
William Francis Gibbs was driven, relentless, and committed
to excellence. He loved his ship, the idea of it, and the
realization of it, and he devoted himself to making it the
epitome of luxury travel during the triumphant post–World
War II era. Biographer Steven Ujifusa brilliantly describes
the way Gibbs worked and how his vision transformed
an industry. A Man and His Ship is a tale of ingenuity and
enterprise, a truly remarkable journey on land and sea.
Marketing
• National television, radio, print, and online publicity
• Author events
• Author’s Web site: www.stevenujifusa.com
Praise for a man and his ship
“In his debut, Ujifusa harks back to a time when men
were men, and transatlantic ships were serious business . . .
Written with passion and thoroughness, this is a love letter
to a bygone time and the ships that once ruled the seas.” —Publishers Weekly H Review
“A delightful account of the era of grand ocean liners and the
brilliant, single-minded designer who yearned to build the
greatest ocean liner of all.” —Kirkus
“[An] absorbing, transporting new history . . . Ujifusa’s book
is a portrait in determination.” —The New York Times
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New Releases—nonfiction
“A beautiful and unforgettable book.”
—B uzz B issinger, author of
Friday Night Lights
Chris Ballard
One Shot at Forever
A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball
Season
From Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard, the
inspirational story of a coach, a baseball team, and the
season they’d never forget.
In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from
rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down uniforms and
peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds.
Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience,
the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of three hundred
and seventy teams to become the smallest school in Illinois
history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands.
There, sporting long hair, and warming up to Jesus Christ
Superstar, the Ironmen would play a dramatic game against
a Chicago powerhouse that would change their lives forever.
Read by Mike Chamberlain
Category: History/Baseball
Running Time: 8 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 05/15/2012 (Hyperion)
Territory: US and COM
On Sale Date: 09/28/2012
Trade 9781452610290 7 Audio CDs $34.99
Library 9781452640297 7 Audio CDs $71.99
MP3 9781452660295 1 MP3-CD $24.99
Chris Ballard is a senior writer at
Sports Illustrated, where he specializes
in narrative long-form stories. He is
one of five 2012 finalists for a National
Magazine Award in profile writing, is a
past recipient of a National Headliner
Award, and was the 2011 winner of The Joanie Award.
He has also written for the New York Times magazine
and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications,
and his work has twice been anthologized in the Best
American Sports Writing series. Chris is the author of
The Art of a Beautiful Game and The Butterfly Hunter, and
coauthor of Hoops Nation.
Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach,
Lynn Sweet, a hippie, dreamer and intellectual who arrived
in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town
stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not
administration, Sweet reluctantly took over a rag-tag team,
intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball.
Inspired by Sweet’s unconventional methods and led by
fiery star Steve Shartzer and spindly curveball artist John
Heneberry, the undersized, undermanned Macon Ironmen
embarked on an improbable postseason run that infuriated
rival coaches and buoyed an entire town.
Beginning with Sweet’s arrival, Ballard takes listeners on a
journey back to the Ironmen’s historic season and then on to
the present day, returning to the 1971 Ironmen to explore
the effect the game had on their lives’ trajectories—and the
men they’ve become because of it. Engaging and poignant,
One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high
school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and
it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than
those among a coach, a team, and a town.
Marketing
• Extends a wildly popular article Ballard wrote for Sports
Illustrated in June 2010
• National Broadcast Media Campaign
Author’s residence: Berkeley, CA
• National Feature/Review Attention
Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer.
Along with animation and video game characters, Mike
performs narration and voices promos for television.
• Cross-Promotion with ESPN
• Cross-Promotion with Sports Illustrated
Praise for one shot at forever
“Ballard writes very well and avoids the usual pitfalls of
the inspirational story, the cloying platitudes and rah-rah
nonsense. These kids were simply good ballplayers coached
by a guy with an open mind, a lot of common sense, and a
zest for fun.” —Booklist
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“[An] insightful consideration of all
things stor y.” —Library Journal
Jonathan Gottschall
The Storytelling
Animal
How Stories Make Us Human
Jonathan Gottschall explores why we tell stories and what
stories reveal about human nature, in this original and
insightful book.
Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin
fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting
events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world
of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped
country. It’s easy to say that humans are “wired” for story,
but why?
In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall
offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that
stories help us navigate life’s complex social problems—just
as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations.
Storytelling has evolved, like other behaviors, to ensure our
survival.
Read by Kris Koscheski
Category: Nonfiction
Running Time: 5 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 04/10/2012 (Houghton Mifflin)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 09/24/2012
Trade 9781452609928 5 Audio CDs $29.99
Library 9781452639925 5 Audio CDs $59.99
MP3 9781452659923 1 MP3-CD $24.99
Jonathan Gottschall is the author of The
Rape of Troy: Evolution, Violence, and the
World of Homer and Literature, Science,
and a New Humanities, as well as coeditor
of several books, including Graphing Jane
Austen and The Literary Animal. His work
has been featured widely in the media, including the
New York Times magazine, the New York Times, Scientific
American Mind, New Scientist, the Chronicle of Higher
Education, Nature, Science, BBC Radio and NPR.
Author’s residence: Washington, PA
Kris Koscheski, narrator, director, and audio aficionado,
has worked on over four hundred audiobooks over the
last twelve years. He has produced and directed many
titles that have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards,
Audie Awards, and Grammy nominations.
Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology,
and evolutionary biology, Gottschall tells us what it means
to be a storytelling animal. Did you know that the more
absorbed you are in a story, the more it changes your
behavior? That all children act out the same kinds of stories,
whether they grow up in a slum or a suburb? That people
who read more fiction are more empathetic?
Of course, our story instinct has a darker side. It makes
us vulnerable to conspiracy theories, advertisements, and
narratives about ourselves that are more “truthy” than true.
National myths can also be terribly dangerous: Hitler’s
ambitions were partly fueled by a story. But as Gottschall
shows in this remarkable book, stories can also change the
world for the better. Most successful stories are moral—they
teach us how to live, whether explicitly or implicitly, and
bind us together around common values. We know we are
master shapers of story. The Storytelling Animal finally reveals
how stories shape us.
Marketing
• National media from New York and Washington, D.C.
• Online promotion, including podcasts, and author
interviews
Praise for The storytelling animal
“Gottschall brings a light touch to knotty psychological
matters, and he’s a fine storyteller himself.” —Kirkus
“Story is not the icing, it’s the cake! Gottschall eloquently
tells you ‘how come’ in his well researched new book.” —Peter Guber, author of Tell To Win
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New Releases—nonfiction
Simultaneous Release
Claire Tomalin
The Invisible Woman
The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin provides a
compelling portrait of Nelly Ternan, the struggling
actress whose affair with novelist Charles Dickens led to
scandal.
Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was
18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of
The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer
in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that
lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens’s marriage while
effacing Nelly Ternan from the public record.
In this remarkable work of biography and scholarly
reconstruction, the acclaimed biographer of Mary
Wollstonecraft, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys and Jane
Austen rescues Nelly from the shadows of history, not only
returning the neglected actress to her rightful place, but
also providing a compelling portrait of the great Victorian
novelist himself. The result is a thrilling literary detective
story and a deeply compassionate work that encompasses all
those women who were exiled from the warm, well-lighted
parlors of Victorian England.
Read by Wanda McCaddon
Category: Biography
Running Time: 10 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/30/2012 (Vintage Books)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
Trade 9781452610238 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640235 8 Audio CDs $83.99
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Claire Tomalin is the author of Samuel
Pepys: The Unequalled Self, winner of
the Whitbread Book of the Year, the
Whitbread Biography Award, and
the Samuel Pepys Award, and dubbed
“invaluable” by the New York Review of
Books. She is a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery,
London, and the Wordsworth Trust, a fellow of the
Royal Society of Literature, and a vice president of
English PEN.
Marketing
• Upcoming film: adaptation of the biography to star
Ralph Finnes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, and
Tom Hollander
• Tomalin is a world-renowned literary biographer and
journalist
Praise for the invisible woman
“Captivating. . . . An absorbing book about . . . a character
who helps to illuminate the life of a great artist and the life
of her times.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred
titles for major audio publishers and has earned more
than twenty-five Earphones Awards from AudioFile
magazine. She has also been nominated for a coveted
Audie Award, and AudioFile has named her one of
recording’s Golden Voices.
Also By claire tomalin
Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781452608648
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Thomas Hardy
ISBN 13: 9781400103980
New Releases—nonfiction
First Time on Audio
Terence McKenna
Food of the Gods
The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical
History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
Terence McKenna traces the history of psychedelic drugs
and explores the relationship between plant life and
human beings, in his critically acclaimed counterculture
manifesto.
Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African
jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands
near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our
arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began
living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented
with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and
mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found
in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms
growing near dung of ungulate herds occupying the savannas
and grasslands.
Read by Jeffrey Kafer
Category: History
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 02/01/1993 (Bantam Books)
Territory: US
On Sale Date: 09/28/2012
Trade 9781452610030 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640037 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660035 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Terence McKenna (1946-2000) was
a philosopher, psychonaut, researcher,
teacher, lecturer and writer on many
subjects, such as human consciousness,
language, psychedelic drugs, the
evolution of civilizations, the origin and
end of the universe, alchemy, and extraterrestrial beings.
He authored or coauthored several books, including
The Invisible Landscape, The Archaic Revival, True
Hallucinations, and Sacred Mushroom Seeker.
Ever since his first play at thirteen (his mother still
has the bellhop costume), Jeffrey Kafer has been an
avid performer on the stage and in voice-overs. He has
narrated over fifty books spanning all genres and won
the 2008 Voicey Award for Best New Voice.
Referencing the research of Roland L. Fisher, McKenna
claims the enhancement of visual acuity was an effect of
psilocybin at low doses and suggests this would confer
adaptive advantage. He argues that the effects of slightly larger
doses, including sexual arousal, and in larger doses, ecstatic
hallucinations & glossolalia—gave selective evolutionary
advantages to members of those tribes who partook of it.
There were many changes caused by the introduction of this
psychoactive to primate diets. He hypothesizes, for instance,
that synesthesia (the blurring of sensory boundaries) caused
by psilocybin led to the development of spoken language:
the ability to form pictures in another person’s mind through
the use of vocal sounds. About 12,000 years ago, further
climate changes removed psilocybin-containing mushrooms
from human diets. He argues that this event resulted in a
new set of profound changes in our species as we reverted
to the previous brutal primate social structures that had
been modified and/or repressed by frequent consumption of
psilocybin.
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• Author’s Web site: www.terencemckenna.com
Praise for food of the gods
“Deserves to be a modern classic on mind-altering drugs
and hallucinogens.” —The Washington Post
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New Releases—nonfiction
Award-Winning Journalist
Edward T. Haslam
Dr. Mary’s Monkey
How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret
Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey
Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK
Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics
In this eye-opening exposé, Edward T. Haslam presents
evidence of a complex web of medical secret-keeping
that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK
assassination.
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher
sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical
professionals enmeshed in covert government operations
over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police
records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals,
this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical
secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence
in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping
doctors into coverups of cancer outbreaks, contaminated
polio vaccine, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and biological
weapon research using infected monkeys.
Marketing
Read by Jim Meskimen
Category: History/Medical
Running Time: 10 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 04/01/2007 (TrineDay)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609775 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639772 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659770 1 MP3-CD $29.99
• Foreword by Jim Marrs
• Web site: www.doctormarysmonkey.com
A former advertising music director,
Edward T. Haslam is the author of
Mary, Ferrie and the Monkey Virus: The
Story of an Underground Medical Library.
Author’s
residence: Bradenton, FL
Jim Meskimen is an accomplished actor, impressionist,
and voice artist whose work has been seen and heard
for thirty years. His television appearances include the
acclaimed British comedy-improv show Whose Line Is
it, Anyway? and his feature film debut was in The Paper,
directed by Ron Howard, for whom Jim went on to work
on four subsequent films.
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New Releases—nonfiction
Cofounder and president of
High Conflict Institute
Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD and Randi Kreger
Splitting
Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone With
Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
An essential legal and psychological guide for anyone
divorcing someone who suffers from borderline
personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder.
Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When
your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD),
narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative,
divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with
these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even
charming to lawyers and judges, you know better—many of
these “persuasive blamers” leverage false accusations, attempt
to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and
do everything they can to get their way.
Read by Jeffrey Kafer
Category: Psychology/Personality
Running Time: 8 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Paperback: 07/01/2011 (New Harbinger)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452610283 7 Audio CDs $34.99
Library 9781452640280 7 Audio CDs $71.99
MP3 9781452660288 1 MP3-CD $24.99
Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD, is cofounder and president of
High Conflict Institute, LLC, in San Diego, California,
and Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict
Resolution Center in San Diego, California. He is the
author of several books, including High Conflict People in
Legal Disputes, Biff, and It’s All Your Fault!.
Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of family
members who have a loved one with borderline
personality disorder to an international forefront
through her Web site, www.bpdcentral.com, and the
Welcome to Oz online support community. Randi is
the author of The Essential Family Member Guide to
Borderline Personality Disorder.
Ever since his first play at thirteen (his mother still
has the bellhop costume), Jeffrey Kafer has been an
avid performer on the stage and in voice-overs. He has
narrated over fifty books spanning all genres and won
the 2008 Voicey Award for Best New Voice.
Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely
navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable
spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and
divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD
classic Stop Walking on Eggshells, this book includes all of the
critical information you need to work through the process of
divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way.
Turn to this guide to help you:
—Predict what your spouse may do or say in court
—Take control of your case with assertiveness and strategic
thinking
—Choose a lawyer who understands your case
—Learn how e-mails and social networking can be used
against you
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• Kreger’s Web site: www.bpdcentral.com
Praise for splitting
“Splitting provides concise, clear, and invaluable advice for
strategically navigating a divorce from someone who has
narcissistic or borderline personality disorder. Following the
suggestions laid out in this book will greatly increase the
[listeners’] odds of having a successful marital dissolution
under these difficult circumstances.” —Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW, author of
Contemplating Divorce
Also By randi kreger
Stop Walking on Eggshells
ISBN 13: 9781452604077
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New Releases—fiction
Simultaneous Release
Wayne Simmons
Fever
Book Two in the Flu Series
In this sequel to the zombie thriller, Flu, Wayne Simmons
follows a small group of individuals as they struggle to
uncover the truth behind the mutation of a deadly strain
of flu and the catastrophic zombie outbreak that ensues.
A deadly strain of flu has mysteriously mutated, causing the
deaths of millions throughout Ireland and beyond. But the
infected don’t stay dead for long, rising up to become flesheating monsters.
In a quarantined lab just outside Belfast, lab worker Ellis and
security guard Abe fight their way through corridors of the
living dead, determined to expose a gruesome truth.
Aging conspiracy theorist Tom wracks his brain to figure
out what went wrong.
Meanwhile, a young child and her two unlikely wards find
themselves in the middle of a cat and mouse game involving
the remains of the military, a covert government department,
and the ever increasing throng of dead.
The fate of humanity lies in their hands.
Read by Michael Kramer
Category: Fiction/Horror
Running Time: 11 hrs - Unabridged
Papberback: 10/16/2012 (Tantor Books)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/16/2012
Trade 9781452609409 9 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639406 9 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659404 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Born in Belfast, Ireland, Wayne
Simmons is the author of the horror
novels Doll Parts, Drop Dead Gorgeous,
Flu, and Fever. He has also written
reviews for various online magazines.
Author’s residence: Wales
Audiobook veteran Michael Kramer has recorded more
than two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers and
many more for the Library of Congress Talking Books
program. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and
an Audie Award nominee, he earned a Publishers Weekly
Listen-Up Award for his reading of Savages by Don
Winslow.
Marketing
• Available for the first time in the U.S.
• Author’s Web site: www.waynesimmons.org
Praise for fever
“Fever wears its reanimated heart proudly on its sleeve.
Simmons builds on the nightmare world he created in Flu
and manages to make it even more horrific and diseased. A
sequel which surpasses the original.”
—David Moody, bestselling author of Hater
“Breathless and unrelenting. You cannot fail to turn the
page and see what happens next.” —J.D. Gillam, Starburst Magazine
“Fever delivers the goods.” —Garry Charles, Shock Horror Magazine
“Simmons has a great writing style. Gritty and engaging.”
—Craig DiLouie, author of Tooth and Nail
Also By wayne simmons
flu Series
Flu:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452609393
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New Releases—fiction
New York Times Bestselling Series
S. M. Stirling
Lord of Mountains
Book Nine in the Emberverse Series
The epic continues as a king faces a challenge beyond the
battlefield, in book nine of the Emberverse series by New
York Times bestselling author S. M. Stirling.
Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of
Montival, and his allies have won several key battles
against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still
the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land
once known as the United States of America. Artos and
his Queen, Mathilda, must unite the realms into a single
kingdom to ensure a lasting peace.
If the leaders of the Changed world are to accept Artos as
their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at
the Heart of the Mountains and take part in a crowning
ceremony—a ceremony binding him to his people, his
ancestors, and his land. Then, once he has secured his place
and allegiances, Artos can go forward and lead his forces to
the heart of the enemy’s territory . . .
Marketing
Read by Todd McLaren
Category: Fiction/Alternate History
Running Time: 13 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Hardcover: 09/04/2012 (Tor)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 09/10/2012
Trade 9781400114528 11 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781400144525 11 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781400164523 2 MP3-CDs $29.99
S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous
science fiction and fantasy novels,
including the popular Nantucket series
that began with Island in the Sea of Time
and, more recently, Dies the Fire and The
Protector’s War. A former lawyer and an
amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his
wife, Jan.
Former radio broadcaster Todd McLaren has been
heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials,
as well as TV promos; narrations for documentaries
on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History
Channel; and films.
• New York Times bestselling author
• Author’s Web site: www.smstirling.com
Praise for the emberverse series
“A master of speculative fiction and alternate history.” —Library Journal
“Stirling has blazed a clear comet trail across his
postapocalyptic landscape that illuminates both the best and
the worst of which our species is capable.” —Science Fiction Weekly
Also By s. m. stirling
emberverse Series
Dies the Fire:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781400106769
The Protector’s War:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781400106776
A Meeting at Corvallis: Book Three | ISBN 13: 9781400106783
The Sunrise Lands: Book Four | ISBN 13: 9781400106752
The Scourge of God: Book Five | ISBN 13: 9781400106820
The Sword of the Lady: Book Six | ISBN 13: 9781400106837
The High King of Montival: Book Seven | ISBN 13: 9781400106844
The Tears of the Sun: Book Eight | ISBN 13: 9781400114511
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New Releases—fiction
Simultaneous Release
Karen Chance
Fury’s Kiss
Book Three in the Dorina Basarab Series
In book of three of New York Times bestselling author
Karen Chance’s Dory series, Dorina Basarab wakes up in
a scientific lab with no memory of what has happened to
her. To find out what was done to her—and who is behind
it—she must face off with fallen angels, the maddest of
mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far
worse than undead.
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire.
Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short,
very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her
sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires
who deserve killing . . .
Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes
up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing
over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the
man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not
an easy kill.
Read by Joyce Bean
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Running Time: 13 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 10/02/2012 (NAL Signet)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/02/2012
Trade 9781452608976 11 Audio CDs $44.99
Library 9781452638973 11 Audio CDs $90.99
MP3 9781452658971 2 MP3-CDs $29.99
It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire
Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and
weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought
to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no
memory of what happened to her.
To find out what was done to her—and who is behind it—
Dory will have to face off with fallen angels, the maddest
of mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far
worse than undead.
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Karen Chance is the bestselling author
of the Cassandra Palmer series and
the Dorina Basarab series, and she has
contributed stories to the anthologies
On the Prowl and The Mammoth Book of
Vampire Romance.
Author’s residence: Tampa, FL
Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and
director. Her titles include Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman,
Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts, and several Jayne Ann
Krentz novels. She lives in West Michigan.
• USA Today and New York Times bestselling series
• Author’s Web site: www.karenchance.com
Praise for the dorina basarab series
“Following these first-person adventures is going to be an
adrenaline high.” —Romantic Times
“Utterly staggering.” —The Truth About Books
Also By karen chance
Dorina Basarab Series
Midnight’s Daughter:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781400117383
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Death’s Mistress:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781400117390
New Releases—fiction
Major Motion Picture
Oz the Great and Powerful
coming to theaters in March 2013
L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard
of Oz
In L. Frank Baum’s classic fantasy tale, after a tornado
transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out
the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the classic story of fantasy that
has delighted readers young and old for decades. Dorothy
finds herself transplanted to the magical land of Oz when
her house is sucked up by a tornado. To get back home she
must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to
ask the Wizard to help her get back to Kansas. Along the
way she meets several interesting characters, including the
Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, who
join her on her travels to ask the Wizard for help of their
own.
Marketing
• Motion picture Oz the Great and Powerful coming
to theaters in March 2013 starring James Franco and
Michelle Williams. Directed by Sam Raimi
• An Audio&eBook Classic
Read by Tavia Gilbert
Category: Fiction/Classic
Running Time: 4 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Territory: Non-Exclusive World English
On Sale Date: 10/08/2012
Trade 9781452610276 4 Audio CDs $17.99
Library 9781452640273 4 Audio CDs $47.99
MP3 9781452660271 1 MP3-CD $19.99
L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) was an
American journalist and writer whose
best-known book, The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz, is one of fourteen books
in the author’s acclaimed Oz series.
• Tantor Classics include PDF eBooks, each of which
contains the full text of the book
• First published in1900
Audiobook Includes Companion eBook
• Easy to use—includes automatic
startup, full instructions, and table
of contents
• Keyword search and navigation
• Printable PDF format is compatible
with eReaders, PCs, and Laptops
• Available in choice of three formats:
Trade CD, Library CD, or MP3-CD
On-screen view of eBook
Tavia Gilbert, a multiple Audie Award nominee and
AudioFile Earphones and Parents’ Choice Awardwinning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on
stage and in film.She has narrated nearly 150 multicast
and solo voice audiobooks.
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New Releases—fiction
Simultaneous Release
The Harvard Lampoon
Bored of the Rings
A Parody
Bored of the Rings is the classic parody of J. R. R. Tolkien’s
fictional universe, a timeless comedic masterpiece that is
considered the standard by which all other parodies are
measured.
A quest, a war, a ring that would be grounds for calling any
wedding off, a king without a kingdom, and a furry little
“hero” named Frito, ready—or maybe just forced by the
wizard Goodgulf—to undertake the one mission that can
save Lower Middle Earth from enslavement by the evil
Sorhed. Luscious Elf-maidens, a roller-skating dragon, ugly
plants that can soul kiss the unwary to death—these are
just some of the ingredients in the wildest, wackiest, most
irreverent excursion into fantasy realms that anyone has ever
dared to undertake.
For everyone who has delighted in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy
masterwork—or anyone who’s just looking for a good
laugh—Bored of the Rings is the “all-in-one-volume” comic
extravaganza that will convince lovers and haters of fantasy
that they’ve finally experienced it all, and that they’ll never
need to read another fantasy parody again.
Read by TBD
Category: Humor/Parodies
Running Time: 6 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 10/30/2012 (Touchstone Books)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
Trade 9781452610344 5 Audio CDs $29.99
Library 9781452640341 5 Audio CDs $59.99
MP3 9781452660349 1 MP3-CD $24.99
The Harvard Lampoon debuted in February 1876
and is the world’s longest continually published
humor magazine. Written by seven undergraduates
and modeled on Punch, the British humor magazine,
the debut issue took the Harvard campus by storm.
Harvard Lampoon alumni include comedians Conan
O’Brien, Andy Borowitz, Greg Daniels, Jim Downey,
Al Jean, and B. J. Novak. Lampoon alumni write and
have written for Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons,
Futurama, Late Night with David Letterman, Seinfeld,
The League, NewsRadio, The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and
Recreation, and dozens of other shows.
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• New York Times bestseller
• Originally published in 1969
• Classic parody of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional universe
• Rerelease just in time for the major motion picture
The Hobbit
• Web site: www.harvardlampoon.com
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New Releases—fiction
Publishers Weekly H Review
J.I. Baker
The Empty Glass
A Novel
Weaving together true historical events with infamous
conspiracy theories, The Empty Glass is a riveting,
paranoiac thriller narrated by the young coroner who is
among the first on scene at Marilyn Monroe’s bungalow
when the actress is reported dead.
Read by Kirby Heyborne and Arielle DeLisle
Category: Fiction/Thriller
Running Time: 8 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 07/19/2012 (Blue Rider Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609881 7 Audio CDs $34.99
Library 9781452639888 7 Audio CDs $71.99
MP3 9781452659886 1 MP3-CD $24.99
his first novel.
J. I. Baker is the executive editor of Conde
Nast Traveler, and a former development
editor at Time Inc. He has also worked
for Real Simple, Glamour, and US Weekly
magazines, and is a founding editor of
Time Out New York. The Empty Glass is
Kirby Heyborne, an accomplished actor, musician,
and comedian, has received a number of AudioFile
Earphones Awards and has narrated such titles as Nick
and Nora’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David
Levithan, Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, and The
Genius by Jesse Kellerman.
Arielle DeLisle has been a producer and voice actor
in the commercial broadcast world for over a decade.
Her first audiobook, Blood Angel by Justine Musk, was
published in early 2011.
In the early-morning hours of August 5, 1962, Los Angeles
County deputy coroner Ben Fitzgerald arrives at the home
of the world’s most famous movie star, now lying dead in
her bedroom, naked and still clutching a telephone. There
he discovers The Book of Secrets—Marilyn Monroe’s diary—
revealing a doomed love affair with a man she refers to
only as “The General.” In the following days, Ben unravels
a wide-ranging cover-up and some heartbreaking truths
about the fragile, luminous woman behind the celebrity.
Soon the sinister and surreal accounts in The Book of Secrets
bleed into Ben’s own life, and he finds himself, like Monroe,
trapped in a deepening paranoid conspiracy. The Empty Glass
is an unforgettable combination of the riveting facts and
legendary theories that have dogged Monroe, the Kennedys,
the Mafia, and even the CIA for decades. It is an exciting
debut from a remarkable new thriller writer.
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• National publicity
• Newspaper, magazine, and online features and reviews
• The 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death will be
August 2012—a slew of new books will no doubt raise
questions of what happened to her that night in 1962,
though The Empty Glass has all the fictional freedom to
offer some shocking answers.
• The Mad Men–era cast of characters from this book
continues to fascinate the American public. Maureen
Dowd recently made Monroe the topic of an op-ed; the
Kennedys loom large in the collective consciousness,
and the extraordinary connections made between
them and the movie star in The Empty Glass are too
provocative to ignore.
Praise for The empty glass
“James Ellroy fans will relish Baker’s impressive first novel,
a dark paranoid thriller . . . barbed prose makes a familiar
story fresh. Fluent in the noir idiom, Baker maintains the
depressing atmospherics throughout.” —Publishers Weekly H Review
“Baker conjures a suitably paranoid atmosphere and
crackling dialogue in this look at the seedy intersection of
celebrity, politics, and power.” —Booklist
“It’s LA Confidential meets the Bio channel with a little
TMZ thrown in for fun.” —Elle
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New Releases—fiction
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Publishers Weekly H Review
Jeet Thayil
Narcopolis
A Novel
A tale of vice and passion set against a backdrop of late1970s Bombay finds a New Yorker becoming entranced
with the underworld culture of an opium den and brothel
where he encounters a pipe-making eunuch, a violent
businessman, and a Chinese refugee.
Jeet Thayil’s luminous debut novel completely subverts and
challenges the literary traditions for which the Indian novel is
celebrated. This is a book about drugs, sex, death, perversion,
addiction, love, and god, and has more in common in its
subject matter with the work of William S. Burroughs or
Baudelaire than with the subcontinent’s familiar literary
lights. Above all, it is a fantastical portrait of a beautiful and
damned generation in a nation about to sell its soul. Written
in Thayil’s poetic and affecting prose, Narcopolis charts the
evolution of a great and broken metropolis.
Read by Robertson Dean
Category: Fiction
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 04/12/2012 (Penguin Group)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452610368 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640365 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660363 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Jeet Thayil was educated in Hong Kong,
New York, and Bombay, cities where his
father worked as an editor and writer.
His four poetry collections include
These Errors Are Correct and English, and
he is the editor of The Bloodaxe Book of
Contemporary Indian Poets. As a musician and songwriter,
he is one half of the contemporary music project Sridhar/
Thayil.
Author’s residence: Delhi, India.
Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks
in most every genre. He’s been nominated for several
Audie Awards, won nine Earphones Awards, and was
named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010.
Narcopolis opens in Bombay in the late 1970s, as its narrator
first arrives from New York to find himself entranced
with the city’s underworld, in particular an opium den
and attached brothel. A cast of unforgettably degenerate
and magnetic characters works and patronizes the venue,
including Dimple, the eunuch who makes pipes in the
den; Rumi, the salaryman and husband whose addiction is
violence; Newton Xavier, the celebrated painter who both
rejects and craves adulation; Mr. Lee, the Chinese refugee
and businessman; and a cast of poets, prostitutes, pimps, and
gangsters.
Decades pass to reveal a changing Bombay, where opium has
given way to heroin from Pakistan and the city’s underbelly
has become ever rawer. Those in their circle still use sex
for their primary release and recreation, but the violence
of the city on the nod and its purveyors have moved from
the fringes to the center of their lives. Yet Dimple, despite
the bleakness of her surroundings, continues to search for
beauty—at the movies, in pulp magazines, at church, and in
a new burka-wearing identity.
After a long absence, the narrator returns in 2004 to find a
very different Bombay. Those he knew are almost all gone,
but the passion he feels for them and for the city is revealed.
Marketing
• National and regional publicity and review coverage
• Radio phoner campaign
• National blog tour
Praise for narcopolis
“An elegant tapestry of beautifully observed characters and
their complex lives.” —Publishers Weekly H Review
“An intriguing possibility.” —Library Journal
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New York Times Bestselling Author
Meljean Brook
Riveted
Book Three in the Iron Sea Series
The New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke
and Heart of Steel returns to the Iron Seas with a riveting
new romantic adventure.
A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced
Iceland’s inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has
become enshrouded in legend. But the truth behind the
legends is mechanical, not magical—and the mystery of the
island a matter of life and death for a community of women
who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.
Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret,
but her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled. Now
Annika serves on an airship, searching for her sister and
longing to return home. But that home is threatened
when scientific expedition leader David Kentewess comes
aboard, looking to expose Annika’s secrets. Then disaster
strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and
pursued by a madman, with their very survival depending
on keeping the heat rising between them—and generating
lots of steam . . .
Read by Alison Larkin
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 14 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Paperback: 09/04/2012 (Berkley)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609867 12 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639864 12 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659862 2 MP3-CDs $29.99
Marketing
• Romantic Times Seal of Excellence
• Author’s Web site: www.meljeanbrook.com
Praise for meljean brook
“Meljean Brook has brilliantly defined the new genre of
Steampunk Romance.” —Jayne Ann Krentz
Meljean Brook is the New York Times
bestselling author of several books,
including the Guardian paranormal
romance series and the Iron Seas steampunk series.
Author’s residence: Portland, OR
An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Alison Larkin
is a classically trained actress who has appeared on
Broadway with the Royal National Theater and OffBroadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her
bestselling novel The English American made the top ten
list of best author audiobook narrations of all time.
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Publishers Weekly H Review
Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Freeman
A Novel
Set in the first few months following the Confederate
surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
Sam—a runaway slave who once worked for the Union
Army—decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia
and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South.
Freeman takes place in the first few months following the
Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham
Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee’s surrender, Sam decides to
leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to
return to the war-torn South. What compels him on this
almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the
mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind
fifteen years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they
all “belonged.”
At the same time, Sam’s wife, Tilda, is being forced to walk
at gunpoint with her owner and two of his other slaves from
the charred remains of his Mississippi farm into Arkansas,
in search of an undefined place that would still respect his
entitlements as slaveowner and Confederate officer.
Read by Sean Crisden
Category: Fiction/Historical
Running Time: 16 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 05/08/2012 (Agate)
Territory: World English
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609898 13 Audio CDs $49.99
Library 9781452639895 13 Audio CDs $95.99
MP3 9781452659893 2 MP3-CDs $34.99
Leonard Pitts, Jr., is a columnist for the
Miami Herald and the recipient of the
2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, in
addition to many other awards. He is also
the author of the novel Before I Forget; the
collection Forward From this Moment:
Selected Columns, 1994-2009, and Becoming Dad: Black
Men and the Journey to Fatherhood.
Author’s residence: Washington, D.C.,
Sean Crisden, a multitalented actor, has narrated
audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction
to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous
video games and appeared in many commercials and
films, including The Last Airbender.
The book’s third main character, Prudence, is a fearless,
headstrong white woman of means who leaves her Boston
home for Buford, Mississippi, to start a school for the former
bondsmen, and thus honor her father’s dying wish.
At bottom, Freeman is a love story—sweeping, generous,
brutal, compassionate, patient—about the feelings people
were determined to honor, despite the enormous constraints
of the times. Like Cold Mountain, Freeman illuminates the
times and places it describes from a fresh perspective, with
stunning results. It has the potential to become a classic addition to the literature dealing with this period. Few other
novels so powerfully capture the pathos and possibility of
the era particularly as it reflects the ordeal of the black slaves
grappling with the promise—and the terror—of their new
status as free men and women.
Marketing
• A powerful novel of love and race relations in the South in
the wake of the Civil War
• Author tour: Miami, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington, D.C.,
New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles
• National radio, TV, and print interviews
Praise for freeman
“In lyrical prose, Pitts unflinchingly and movingly portrays
the period’s cruelties, and triumphs in capturing the spirit
of the times through eminently-identifiable lead characters.”
—Publishers Weekly H Review
“A powerful love story.” —Audie Cornish, All Things Considered
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New Releases—fiction
Bestselling author of The Bolter
Frances Osborne
Park Lane
The bestselling author of The Bolter returns with a delicious
novel about two determined women whose lives collide in
the halls of a pedigreed London town home.
When eighteen-year-old Grace Campbell arrives in London
in 1914, she’s unable to fulfill her family’s ambitions and find
a position as an office secretary. Lying to her parents and her
brother, Michael, she takes a job as a housemaid at Number
35, Park Lane, where she is quickly caught up in lives of
its inhabitants—in particular, those of its privileged son,
Edward, and daughter, Beatrice, who is recovering from a
failed relationship that would have taken her away from an
increasingly stifling life. Desperate to find a new purpose,
Bea joins a group of radical suffragettes and strikes up an
intriguing romance with an impassioned young lawyer.
Unbeknownst to each of the young women, the choices they
make amid the rapidly changing world of World War I will
connect their chances at future happiness in dramatic and
inevitable ways.
Marketing
• High interest for fans of Downton Abbey
Read by Susan Duerden
Category: Fiction
Running Time: 11 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 06/12/2012 (Vintage)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/15/2012
Trade 9781452608846 9 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452638843 9 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452658841 1 MP3-CD $29.99
• Park Lane shares a small behind-the-scenes connection
to The Bolter
• Major review attention
• National media appearances including NPR
• Select author readings in New York City
• Author’s Web site: www.francesosborne.com
Praise for park lane
Frances Osborne was born in London
and studied philosophy and modern
languages at Oxford University. She is
the bestselling author of Lilla’s Feast and
The Bolter, which was a San Francisco
Chronicle Best Book of the Year. Her
articles have appeared in the Daily Telegraph, The Times,
The Independent, the Daily Mail, and Vogue.
Author’s residence: London
Susan Duerden, an Audie Award–winning audiobook
narrator, has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards
for her work. She has also played critically acclaimed,
award-winning theatrical roles. Recent work includes
a recurring role on ABC’s Lost and the feature films
Lovewrecked and Flushed Away for DreamWorks.
“Set in the same time period as the popular Downton Abbey
television series, this title will appeal to fans of its era.” —Booklist
“[Osborne] masterfully intertwines the lives of her heroines
with historical events and figures, which lends credibility to
the plot and the characters she has created. Osborne’s efforts
are solid, and her book will appeal to both historical fiction
buffs and romance enthusiasts alike.” —Kirkus
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New Releases—fiction
Author of Night Reigns
Dianne Duvall
Phantom Shadows
Book Three in the Immortal Guardians Series
Dianne Duvall lures listeners into a world of romance and
suspense, where love can mean the difference between life
and death, in the third book in the Immortal Guardians
series.
Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She
knows immortals better than they know themselves, right
down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome
rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien
Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his
scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it’s not his
ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .
Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can’t
remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But
Melanie is different—and under her calm, professional
exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries
of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the
question—he can’t put her in danger. But she isn’t asking
him . . .
Marketing
Read by Kirsten Potter
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 10/02/2012 (Zebra)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/29/2012
Trade 9781452606477 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452636474 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452656472 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Dianne Duvall’s books include A
Sorceress of His Own and Rendezvous
With Yesterday. Her writing has won
awards including first place in the 2009
Indiana Golden Opportunity contest
(for Darkness Dawns) and second place
in the Picture This writing contest (for Rendezvous With
Yesterday). Dianne has also written a one-act play, and
several of her poems have been published in anthologies.
When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very active in the
independent film industry.
• Darkness Dawns was the first place winner of the 2009
Indiana Golden Opportunity contest and chosen as
Best of the Best
• Author’s Web site: www.dianneduvall.com
Praise for Phantom Shadows
“Both characters have realistic and very human emotions,
lending them significant relatability. Duvall uses recurring
characters from previous titles to continue building her
intriguing paranormal world with increasing flair and
writerly skill.” —Publishers Weekly
“Utterly addictive.” —Romantic Times
Kirsten Potter has won AudioFile Earphones Awards
for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and
her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw’s
Major Barbara. Her reading of Madapple by Christina
Meldrum was a Booklist Editors’ Choice for Best
Audiobook 2008.
Also By Dianne Duvall
immortal Guardian Series
Darkness Dawns:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452603810
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Night Reigns:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452603827
New Releases—fiction
“One of the best writers around.”
—O scar H ijuelos
Lucy Ferriss
The Lost Daughter
A Novel
From the author of Nerves of the Heart comes a haunting
novel about three people locked in the grip of past
deeds—a story that reveals the profound ways in which
guilt can not only derail lives but also, sometimes, redeem
them.
Brooke O’Connor—elegant, self-possessed, and kind—
has a happy marriage and a deeply loved young daughter.
So her adamant refusal to have a second child confounds
her husband, Sean. When Brooke’s high school boyfriend,
Alex—now divorced and mourning the death of his young
son—unexpectedly resurfaces, Sean begins to suspect an
affair.
For fifteen years Brooke has kept a shameful secret from
everyone she loves. Only Alex knows the truth that drove
them apart. His reappearance now threatens the life she
has so carefully constructed and fortified by denial. With
her marriage—and her emotional equilibrium—at stake,
Brooke must confront what she has been unwilling to face
for so long.
Read by Cassandra Campbell
Category: Fiction
Running Time: 13 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 02/07/2012 (Berkley)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452610351 11 Audio CDs $44.99
Library 9781452640358 11 Audio CDs $90.99
MP3 9781452660356 2 MP3-CDs $29.99
Lucy Ferriss is the author of several
books, including the novels Against
Gravity, The Misconceiver, and Nerves of
the Heart, which was a finalist in the Peter
Taylor Prize competition. Her memoir
Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures
of a Reluctant Debutante was named Best Book of the
Year by the Riverfront Times and her collection Leaving
the Neighborhood and Other Stories was the 2000 winner
of the Mid-List First Series Award.
But the truth is not what Brooke believes it to be.
Marketing
• Highly acclaimed, award-winning author
• For fans of Jodi Picoult and Sue Miller
• Author’s Web site: www.lucyferriss.com
Praise for The lost daughter
“A powerful domestic novel.” —Kirkus
“A complex, engaging novel about guilt, secrecy, and the
mysteries of family . . . a courageous and thought-provoking
writer.” —Tom Perotta
“From its harrowing prologue to its final sentences, I was
emotionally engaged.” —Wally Lamb
Author’s residence: Berkshires and Connecticut
Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred
audio books and directed many more. She has been
nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well
as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has received
fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was
also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.
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New Releases—fiction
“This book is astonishing.”
—A dam J ohnson
Scott Hutchins
A Working Theory of
Love
A Novel
When Neill Bassett gives an artificial intelligence
company his deceased father’s journals as part of an
experiment, he uncovers shocking secrets.
Settled back into the San Francisco singles scene following
the implosion of his young marriage just months after the
honeymoon, Neill Bassett is going through the motions. His
carefully modulated routine, however, is soon disrupted in
ways he can’t dismiss with his usual nonchalance.
Read by Rob Shapiro
Category: Fiction
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 10/02/2012 (25,000 Penguin)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452610412 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640419 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660417 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Scott Hutchins, a Truman Capote
Fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program
at Stanford University, received his MFA
from the University of Michigan. His
work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, the
Rumpus, the New York Times, and Esquire.
He currently teaches at Stanford. A Working Theory of
Love is his first novel.
Rob Shapiro can be heard narrating such audiobooks
as the bestselling The Information: A History, a Theory, a
Flood by James Gleick, Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan,
and the fantasy noir Low Town by Daniel Polansky.
He performed several seasons of radio comedy on
Minneapolis Public Radio and voiced the titular lion in
Leo the Lion.
When Neill’s father committed suicide ten years ago, he
left behind thousands of pages of secret journals, journals
that are stunning in their detail, and, it must be said, their
complete banality. But their spectacularly quotidian details
were exactly what artificial intelligence company Amiante
Systems was looking for, and Neill was able to parlay them
into a job, despite a useless degree in business marketing and
absolutely no experience in computer science. He has spent
the last two years inputting the diaries into what everyone
hopes will become the world’s first sentient computer.
Essentially, he has been giving it language—using his father’s
words. Alarming to Neill—if not to the other employees
of Amiante—the experiment seems to be working. The
computer actually appears to be gaining awareness and,
most disconcerting of all, has started asking questions about
Neill’s childhood.
Amid this psychological turmoil, Neill meets Rachel. She
was meant to be a one-night stand, but Neill is unexpectedly
taken with her and the possibilities she holds. When Neill
discovers a missing year in the diaries everything Neill
thought he knew about his past comes into question, and
every move forward feels impossible to make.
Marketing
• BEA promotion
• National author tour
• National and regional publicity and review coverage
Praise for a working theory of love
“A brainy, bright, laughter-through-tears, can’t-stop-readinguntil-it’s-over kind of novel. Fatherless daughters, mothersmothered sons, appealing ex-wives, mouthy high school
drop-outs—damn, this book’s got something for everyone!”
—Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
“The book is brilliantly observant about the way we live
now, and its comic and haunting story will stay lodged in
the [listener’s] memory.” —Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love
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New Releases—fiction
Simultaneous Release
Jessica Sims
Desperately Seeking
Shapeshifter
Book Two in the Midnight Liaisons Series
In the second novel in a fresh and funny new series about
a paranormal dating service, Sarah Ward, the werewolf
sister of Bathsheba, is voluntarily traded to a wolf clan.
Fearful for her safety, she looks to Ramsey, a were-bear,
for help.
Sarah Ward, the werewolf sister of Bathsheba from Beauty
Dates the Beast, and co-owner of their paranormal online
dating agency Midnight Liaisons, is voluntarily traded to a
wolf clan in exchange for a kidnapped female were-cougar.
Fearful of what might happen to her while with the wolf
clan, she and Ramsey, a were-bear who’s part of the werecougar alliance, pretend to be engaged so he can stay with
her for protection. The last thing either of them expect is for
their pretend engagement to lead to a very real love affair . . .
Marketing
• Author’s Web site: www.jessica-sims.com
Praise for beauty dates the beast
Read by Leah Mallach
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 11 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 10/30/2012 (75,000 Pocket Books)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
Trade 9781452607818 9 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452637815 9 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452657813 1 MP3-CD $29.99
“Possesses humor and a protective male character similar
to those of Katie MacAlister. This will likely be a popular
series.” —Booklist
“A funny, sexy, and lively first book.” —Publishers Weekly
Jessica Sims hates writing a bio, so
something cool will undoubtedly go
here later when she actually thinks of
something interesting to write. She
has some cats, but what writer doesn’t?
She plays video games and confesses to
reading comic books. And she likes writing, but that one
was pretty obvious.
Author’s residence: Texas
After graduating from the University of the Arts
in Philadelphia, Leah Mallach embarked on an
extensive career in the theater before finding her new
love: narrating audiobooks. She enjoys the challenge
of performing with only her voice. Her favorite roles
include Charlotte Wallace in Beyond Therapy, and Missy
Yager in This Is Our Youth, Stella, and Things We Want.
Also By jessica sims
midnight liaisons Series
Beauty Dates the
Beast:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452607801
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New Releases—fiction
Simultaneous Release
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Werewolf in Denver
Book Four in the Wild About You Series
Denver-based Were blogger and founder of Honoring
of Werewolf Legacy Kate Stillman finds that she’s wildly
attracted to her political opponent, in book four of Vicki
Lewis Thompson’s Wild About You series.
When Denver-based Were blogger and founder of
Honoring of Werewolf Legacy (HOWL) Kate Stillman
agrees to take on political “bad boy” Duncan MacDowell in
a public debate about werewolf segregation, she’s confident
she’ll sail through the challenge without letting down her
guard.
And what can go wrong while hanging out with the
sexy Scottish founder of Werewolves Optimizing Our
Future (WOOF) long enough to convince him his
views on interspecies mating are mistaken? Plenty, when
Kate discovers that she’s actually wildly attracted to her
opponent—who by all accounts prefers dating human
women!
Read by Abby Craden
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 9 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Mass Market: 10/02/2012 (Signet Eclipse)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/02/2012
Trade 9781452610047 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640044 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660042 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Vicki Lewis Thompson is the New York
Times bestselling author of over seventy
romance novels, including the Sons of
Chance series, the Babes on Brooms
series, and the Hex series. The recipient of
the 2008 Romance Writers of America
Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, she has
been a multiple finalist for the coveted RITA award, and
is the three-time winner of Romantic Times Magazine’s
Reviewers’ Choice Award.
Author’s residence: Arizona
Abby Craden is a professional actress and voice artist
who works in all aspects of voiceover. She can be heard
in numerous TV and radio commercials, animation,
video games, and audiobooks. An award-winning stage
actress, she also works in film, including the Emmy
Award-winning documentary Bloody Thursday.
But what hope can there be when this irresistible werewolfwith-a-cause believes their future depends on Kate losing
the argument?
Marketing
• From the New York Times bestselling author, the fourth
book in a light paranormal romance series featuring
werewolves
• The author is very active on the Internet and maintains
a website, Facebook page, and monthly e-mail
newsletter
• Author’s website: vickilewisthompson.com
Praise for the wild about you series
“Humorous and romantic.” —USA Today
“Devour. . .Vicki Lewis Thompson’s books immediately.”
—Fresh Fiction
“[A] unique spin on the werewolf myth.”
—The Romance Dish
Also By vicki lewis thompson
wild about you Series
A Werewolf in
Werewolf in the
Manhattan:
North Woods:
Book One
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452606606
Werewolf in Seattle:
Book Three
ISBN 13: 9781452606620
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ISBN 13: 9781452606613
New Releases—fiction
Author of The Accidental Bestseller
Wendy Wax
Ten Beach Road
From the author of The Accidental Bestseller, three
strangers, Madeline, Avery, and Nikki, take on the
challenge of restoring a historic property together, but
soon secrets threaten to tear down their trust.
Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but
they have one thing in common. They each wake up one
morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along
with their trusted financial manager—leaving them with
nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge
of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to
reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship,
secrets threaten to tear down their trust—and destroy their
lives a second time.
Marketing
• Author’s Web site: www.authorwendywax.com
Praise for ten beach road
Read by Amy Rubinate
Category: Fiction
Running Time: 10 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Paperback: 05/03/2011 (Berkley)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/08/2012
Trade 9781452610115 9 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640112 9 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660110 1 MP3-CD $29.99
“The sexual magnetism between the bickering Chase and
Avery, and a secret that Nicole keeps from her newfound
friends, add dramatic tension to Wax’s formulaic plot,
showcasing three women who rise above their shattered
realities with grace, determination, and a little elbow grease.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Wax keeps the plot twists coming and makes this great
escape reading, perfect for the beach.” —Library Journal
Wendy Wax is the author of several
novels, including Ocean Beach, Magnolia
Wednesdays, Ten Beach Road, and Single in
Suburbia. She is a RITA finalist as well
as a recipient of the Virginia Romance
Writers Holt Medallion award.
Author’s residence: Atlanta area
Amy Rubinate has narrated audiobooks for many major
audiobook publishers. She has received AudioFile’s
Earphones Award, and her narration for The Lily Pond
was a Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction on Audio 2012
selection.
Also By wendy wax
The Accidental
Bestseller
Ocean Beach
ISBN 13: 9781452610108
ISBN 13: 9781452610122
Magnolia
Wednesdays
ISBN 13: 9781452610139
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New Releases—fiction
Author of The Accidental Bestseller
Wendy Wax
Ocean Beach
A Novel
The author of Ten Beach Road returns with a novel about
three women in need of a second chance . . . or is it a third?
Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery and Nicole have hit some
speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami’s
South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a doover. Literally. They’ve been hired to bring a once-grand
historic house back to its former glory on a new television
show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the
ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery
could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a
shot at keeping her family together.
At least, that’s the plan—until the women realize that
while having their work broadcast is one thing, having their
personal lives play out on TV is another thing entirely. Soon
they are struggling to hold themselves, and the project,
together. With a decades-old mystery—and the hurricane
season—looming, the women are forced to figure out just
how they’ll weather life’s storms.
Marketing
Read by Amy Rubinate
Category: Fiction
Running Time: 10 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Paperback: 06/26/2012 (Berkley)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452610108 9 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640105 9 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660103 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Wendy Wax is the author of several
novels, including Ocean Beach, Magnolia
Wednesdays, Ten Beach Road, and Single in
Suburbia. She is a RITA finalist as well
as a recipient of the Virginia Romance
Writers Holt Medallion award.
• Author’s Web site: www.authorwendywax.com
Praise for ocean beach
“Just the right amount of suspense and drama for a beach
[listen].” —Publishers Weekly
“This is a follow-up to Ten Beach Road but is easily [listened
to] as a stand-alone. Wax does a wonderful job of carrying
new [fans] into the story and all the many characters she
juggles so well.” —Romantic Times
Author’s residence: Atlanta area
Amy Rubinate has narrated audiobooks for many major
audiobook publishers. She has received AudioFile’s
Earphones Award, and her narration for The Lily Pond
was a Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction on Audio 2012
selection.
Also By wendy wax
The Accidental
Bestseller
ISBN 13: 9781452610122
Magnolia
Wednesdays
ISBN 13: 9781452610139
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Ten Beach Road
ISBN 13: 9781452610115
New Releases—fiction
Author of Ocean Beach
Wendy Wax
The Accidental
Bestseller
Wendy Wax invites listeners into the world of four
authors, best friends Mallory, Tanya, Faye, and Kendall,
who collaborate on a novel together, never suspecting that
the finished book will become a runaway bestseller.
Read by Khristine Hvam
Category: Fiction/Literary
Running Time: 15 hrs - Unabridged
Paperback: 06/02/2009 (Berkely)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/29/2012
Trade 9781452610122 12 Audio CDs $44.99
Library 9781452640129 12 Audio CDs $95.99
MP3 9781452660127 2 MP3-CDs $29.99
Once upon a time four aspiring authors met at their very
first writers’ conference. Ten years later they’re still friends,
survivors of the ultra-competitive New York publishing
world. Mallory St. James is a workaholic whose bestsellers
support a lavish lifestyle. Tanya Mason is a single mother
juggling two jobs, two kids, and too many deadlines. Faye
Truett is the wife of a famous televangelist and the author
of inspirational romances: no one would ever guess her
explosive secret. Kendall Aims’s once-promising career is on
the skids—and so is her marriage. Her sales are dismal, her
new editor detests her work—and her husband is cheating.
Barely able to think, let alone meet her final deadline,
Kendall holes up in a mountain cabin to confront a blank
page and a blanker future. But her friends won’t let her face
this trial alone. Together they collaborate on a novel using
their own lives as fodder, assuming no one will ever discover
the truth behind their words.
No one is more surprised than they are when the book
becomes a runaway bestseller. But with success comes
scrutiny and scandal . . . as these four best friends suddenly
realize how little they’ve truly known each other.
Marketing
• Author’s Web site: www.authorwendywax.com
Wendy Wax is the author of several
novels, including Ocean Beach, Magnolia
Wednesdays, Ten Beach Road, and Single in
Suburbia. She is a RITA finalist as well
as a recipient of the Virginia Romance
Writers Holt Medallion award.
Author’s residence: Atlanta area
Praise for the accidental bestseller
“A terrific story brimming with wit, warmth, and good
humor. I loved it!” —Jane Porter, author of Mrs. Perfect
“This tale of friendship is a wonderful beach [listen]. It’s fast
moving, fun and terrifically entertaining.” —Romantic Times
“Wax sheds insight on the writer/reader relationship and
nurtures this invisible bond throughout. Sure to appeal to
fans of women’s fiction and aspiring writers.” —Library Journal
Also By wendy wax
Ocean Beach
ISBN 13: 9781452610108
Ten Beach Road
ISBN 13: 9781452610115
Magnolia
Wednesdays
ISBN 13: 9781452610139
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Author of The Accidental Bestseller
Wendy Wax
Magnolia Wednesdays
From the author of The Accidental Bestseller comes a
wonderfully entertaining book about what to do when life
comes at you full swing.
At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray’s life as an
investigative journalist is crumbling. Humiliated after taking
a bullet in her backside during an exposé, Vivi learns that
she’s pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. This explains why
she says ‘yes’ to a dreadful job covering suburban living back
home in Georgia, a column she must write incognito.
Down South, it’s her sister’s ballroom dance studio that
becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the
local life—and where unexpected friendships develop. As
she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life
inside the picket fence is really so bad after all.
Marketing
• Author’s Web site: www.authorwendywax.com
Praise for magnolia wednesdays
“An honest, realistic story of family, love, and priorities with
genuine characters.” —Booklist
Read by Käthe Mazur
Category: Fiction/Literary
Running Time: 14 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 04/26/2011 (Jove)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/29/2012
Trade 9781452610139 12 Audio CDs $44.99
Library 9781452640136 12 Audio CDs $95.99
MP3 9781452660134 2 MP3-CDs $29.99
Wendy Wax is the author of several
novels, including Ocean Beach, Magnolia
Wednesdays, Ten Beach Road, and Single in
Suburbia. She is a RITA finalist as well
as a recipient of the Virginia Romance
Writers Holt Medallion award. A former
broadcaster, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her
husband and two teenage sons.
Käthe Mazur (pronounced “kay-ta”) has recorded over
one hundred titles, including The Nanny Diaries by
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, Hillary Clinton’s
Living History, and Jacquelyn Mitchard’s Cage of Stars,
an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.
Also By wendy wax
Ocean Beach
ISBN 13: 9781452610108
The Accidental
Bestseller
ISBN 13: 9781452610122
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Ten Beach Road
ISBN 13: 9781452610115
New Releases—fiction
Simultaneous Release
Jacquelyn Frank
Forbidden
Book One in the World of Nightwalkers Series
From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank
comes the first book in an exciting new spin-off series
in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night,
battle the evil forces that prey on them. Contains mature
themes.
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work,
secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads,
and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never
be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger
intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect
her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive.
That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a
crazed kidnapper.
Read by Xe Sands
Category: Fiction/Paranormal
Running Time: 10 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 10/30/2012 (Ballantine Books)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
Trade 9781452608716 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452638713 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452658711 1 MP3-CD $29.99
When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his
queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her,
he feels something more than body heat every time they
touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that
goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in
him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate
of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so
vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram
that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not
without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.
Marketing
• New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the
Nightwalkers series
• Author’s Web site: www.jacquelynfrank.com
Jacquelyn Frank is the New York Times
bestselling author of books including the
Nightwalkers series, the Shadowdwellers
novels, the Gatherers novels, and the
Three Worlds series. She lives in North
Carolina.
Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing
stories to life through narration and performance.
From poignant young adult fiction to powerful firstperson narrative, Sands’s characterizations are rich and
expressive and her narrations evocative and intimate.
Also By jacquelyn frank
nightwalkers Series
Jacob:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452603186
Elijah:
Book Three
Gideon:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452603193
Damien:
Book Four
ISBN 13: 9781452603209
ISBN 13: 9781452603216
Noah:
Book Five
Adam:
Book Six
ISBN 13: 9781452603223
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ISBN 13: 9781452603230
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New Releases—fiction
Author of Dying Bites
D. D. Barant
Killing Rocks
Book Three in the Bloodhound Files Series
In book three of the Bloodhound Files series, FBI profiler
Jace Valchek is abducted as she tries to capture serial killer
Aristotle Stoker.
FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s ticket home from the twisted
parallel universe where she’s been called to duty hinges on
the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker—and an alliance
with a sorcerer known as Asher. The problem: Asher has
joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace
has ever encountered. The solution: There is none, without
Asher’s help.
Jace’s goal seems simple enough—to get her man, like
always. But just hours after she arrives in Vegas, she’s
abducted . . . and she isn’t even sure who the real enemy is.
Now Jace has to wonder if she’s the predator or the prey in
a very dangerous game that could change not only her fate,
but the world’s.
Meanwhile, a serial killer is still on the loose. And time has
already run out . . .
Marketing
Read by Johanna Parker
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 8 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 12/28/2010 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/17/2012
Trade 9781452609508 7 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639505 7 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659503 1 MP3-CD $29.99
• Author’s Web site: www.ddbarant.com
Praise for killing rocks
“A terrific way to spend your time and money!” —Romantic Times
D. D. Barant is a pen name of Don
DeBrandt, a Canadian science fiction
author who also writes under the
name Donn Cortez. As Barant, he has
authored the Bloodhound Files series,
which includes Better Off Undead and
Death Blows. In addition to North America, his books
have been published in Germany, France, Italy, and
Russia.
Author’s residence: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Johanna Parker, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner,
has earned an esteemed Audie Award and three Audie
nominations. She has received high praise for her work in
all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse
in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries series
(the source material for HBO’s True Blood).
Also By d.d. barant
Bloodhound Files Series
Dying Bites:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452608563
Better Off Undead:
Book Four
ISBN 13: 9781452609515
Coming Soon
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Death Blows:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452609492
Back from the
Undead: Book Five
ISBN 13: 9781452609522
Coming Soon
New Releases—fiction
Author of Better Off Undead
D. D. Barant
Back from the Undead
Book Five in the Bloodhound Files Series
In the fifth book in D. D. Barant’s Bloodhound Files
series, Jace faces a danger like no other as she seeks justice
for a group of condemned children.
Another work day, another case for the Bloodhound Files.
But this time, Jace is truly stumped: How is she, a mere
human, supposed to penetrate the dark heart of a childtrafficking ring of pire orphans—one that turns out to be
part of a blood-farm operation, in the crime-ridden border
city of Vancouver, British Columbia?
Jace is in over her head. But with the help of her former
lover, Tanaka—whose family is one of the last samurai clans
left in Japan—she stands a chance at seeking justice for the
condemned children . . . Until the Yakuza tries to put an end
to Jace’s investigation. Jace risks more than death—this time,
it’s the fate of her very soul that’s in danger.
Marketing
• Author’s Web site: www.ddbarant.com
Read by Johanna Parker
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Running Time: 10 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 03/27/2012 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/29/2012
Trade 9781452609522 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639529 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659527 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Praise for back from the undead
“Barant continues to shine with a series that deftly combines
wacky humor and grave danger. Great stuff!” —Romantic Times
D. D. Barant is a pen name of Don
DeBrandt, a Canadian science fiction
author who also writes under the name
Donn Cortez. As Barant, he has authored
the Bloodhound Files series, which
includes Better Off Undead and Death
Blows. In addition to North America, his books have
been published in Germany, France, Italy, and Russia.
Born in Saskatchewan, he currently lives in Vancouver,
British Columbia.
Johanna Parker, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner,
has earned an esteemed Audie Award and three Audie
nominations. She has received high praise for her work in
all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse
in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries series
(the source material for HBO’s True Blood).
Also By d.d. barant
Bloodhound Files Series
Dying Bites:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452608563
Killing Rocks:
Book Three
ISBN 13: 9781452609508
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Death Blows:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452609492
Better Off Undead:
Book Four
ISBN 13: 9781452609515
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New Releases—fiction
National Bestselling Author
Erin McCarthy
Hot Finish
Book Three in the Fast Track Series
In the third installment of the Fast Track series by USA
Today bestselling author Erin McCarthy, when Suzanne
Jefferson plans a client’s wedding, she discovers that her
stock racer ex-husband is the best man.
Not all marriages last forever!
Suzanne Jefferson is broke, which is why she’s given up
charity work for wedding planning. Fortunately, she has
a high-profile client,and best of all, he’s paid in advance.
There are just two teensy problems: The bride is a bona fide
bridezilla, and Suzanne’s ex-husband is the best man. At
least she thought he was her ex-husband!
But this one might . . .
Read by Emily Durante
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 08/03/2010 (Berkley)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/08/2012
Trade 9781452609676 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639673 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659671 1 MP3-CD $29.99
USA Today bestselling author Erin
McCarthy has written over forty novels
in romance and YA fiction, including the
Vegas Vampires series, the Seven Deadly
Sins novels, Smart Mouth, and Bad Boys
Online. A RITA finalist and the winner
of the Reluctant Young Reader award from ALA, she
is a member of Romance Writers of America, Horror
Writers of America, and Ohioana.
Emily Durante has narrated the Midnight Twins
trilogy by Jacqueline Mitchard, Casting Off by Nicole
R. Dickson, and Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa
Kleypus, and directed the Earphones Award–winning
performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner.
Two years after their marriage fell apart, stock car race driver
Ryder Jefferson still can’t stop thinking about Suzanne.
Which is why he isn’t too upset that, due to a glitch, the
two are still technically married. Now he’s imagining easing
Suzanne’s woes by satisfying her needs in the bedroom. After
all, that’s the one room they never argued in. Besides, with
wedding bells ringing all around them, Ryder is wondering
if, even though they’d quit the race a few laps too early, they
can still come on strong with a big, romantic finish!
Marketing
• USA Today bestselling author
• Author’s Web site: www.erinmccarthy.net
Praise for hot finish
“Hot Finish is a steamy read that’s also quite entertaining.”
—Romantic Times
Also By erin MccRthy
Fast Track Series
Flat-Out Sexy:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452609652
The Chase:
Book Four
ISBN 13: 9781452609683
Jacked Up:
Book Six
ISBN 13: 9781452609706
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Hard and Fast:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452609669
Slow Ride:
Book Five
ISBN 13: 9781452609690
New Releases—fiction
National Bestselling Author
Erin McCarthy
The Chase
Book Four in the Fast Track Series
Kendall Holbrook finds herself falling for racing rival
Evan Monroe, in book four of USA Today bestselling
author Erin McCarthy’s Fast Track series.
Kendall Holbrook is determined to make it to the top, even
with the challenge of being a woman on the male-dominated
racing circuit. She doesn’t have time for romance—especially
not with racing rival Evan Monroe, the man who nearly
crushed her dream years ago. Tricked into meeting him,
Kendall is experiencing all those old feelings again—and
she can’t deny that they still have enough chemistry to set
fire to the track.
Marketing
• USA Today bestselling author
• Author’s Web site: www.erinmccarthy.net
Praise for the chase
“A very enjoyable romance.” —Romantic Times
Read by Emily Durante
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 9 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 04/05/2011 (Berkley)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/29/2012
Trade 9781452609683 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639680 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659688 1 MP3-CD $29.99
“McCarthy writes compelling characters and folds in plenty
of humor as well as entertaining cameos by charismatic couples from previous books in the series.” —Publishers Weekly
USA Today bestselling author Erin
McCarthy has written over forty novels
in romance and YA fiction, including the
Vegas Vampires series, the Seven Deadly
Sins novels, Smart Mouth, and Bad Boys
Online. A RITA finalist and the winner
of the Reluctant Young Reader award from ALA, she
is a member of Romance Writers of America, Horror
Writers of America, and Ohioana.
Emily Durante has narrated the Midnight Twins
trilogy by Jacqueline Mitchard, Casting Off by Nicole
R. Dickson, and Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa
Kleypus, and directed the Earphones Award–winning
performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner.
Also By erin MccRthy
Fast Track Series
Flat-Out Sexy:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452609652
Hot Finish:
Book Three
ISBN 13: 9781452609676
Hard and Fast:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452609669
Slow Ride:
Book Five
ISBN 13: 9781452609690
Jacked Up:
Book Six
ISBN 13: 9781452609706
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New Releases—fiction
First Time on Audio
Shayla Black
Delicious
Book Three in the Wicked Lovers Series
In the third novel of New York Times bestselling author
Shayla Black’s Wicked Lovers series, Luc finds himself
drawn to a woman with dark and mysterious secrets.
Luc’s entire future is planned out—but there is one very sexy
obstacle in his path: Alyssa, a strip club owner with whom
Luc recently shared one night of wild abandon. It left Luc
terrified by his loss of self­-control—and Alyssa desperate for
more. But Luc is not the only man desperate to have Alyssa
. . . and that’s just one of her secrets—secrets as dark and
mysterious and delicious as her fantasies.
Marketing
• New York Times bestselling author
• Author’s Web site: www.shaylablack.com
Praise for delicious
“Spicy and fun, this romp between the sheets will thrill
erotica and mystery fans alike.” —Romantic Times
Read by Lexi Maynard
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 11 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Paperback: 03/02/2010 (Berkley Trade)
Territory: North America
On Sale Date: 10/29/2012
Trade 9781452610146 10 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640143 10 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660141 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Shayla Black is a pseudonym for Shelley
Bradley, the New York Times bestselling
author of over thirty romance novels,
including the Doomsday Brethren series
and the Sexy Capers books. She has
won or placed in over a dozen writing
contests, and Romantic Times magazine has awarded her
Top Picks, a KISS Hero Award, and a nomination for
Best Erotic Romance of 2007.
Author’s Residence: Texas
Lexi Maynard has worked in many areas of voiceover
and has recently discovered her passion for audiobook
narration. She especially enjoys performing stories that
explore sexuality and love in all its forms.
Also By shayla black
wicked lovers Series
Wicked Ties:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452607016
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Decadent:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452607023
New Releases—fiction
Bestselling author of
Darkest Highlander
Donna Grant
Dangerous Highlander
Book One in the Dark Sword Series
In this first book in a breathtaking new series from
bestselling author Donna Grant, the bold and passionate
Lucan MacLeod—one of three brothers cursed by dark
magic for eternity—is driven by desire for the one woman
he dare not let himself possess.
He is magnificently strong—and dangerously seductive.
One of the fiercest of his clan, Lucan MacLeod is a legend
among warriors, inspiring fear in man and woman alike.
For three hundred years, he has locked himself away from
the world, hiding the vengeful god imprisoned in his soul.
But then, a young lass caught in a raging storm awakens his
deepest impulses . . . and darkest desires.
Read by Antony Ferguson
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 10 hrs - Unabridged
Mass Market: 12/29/2009 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/24/2012
Trade 9781452609959 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639956 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659954 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Donna Grant has been praised for
her “totally addictive” and “unique and
sensual” stories. She is the author of more
than twenty novels spanning multiple
genres of romance—Scottish Medieval,
dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and
erotic. Her books include the Dark Sword series, the
Dark Warriors series, the Dark Kings series, the Druids
Glen series, the Sisters of Magic series, and several standalone titles, including Forever Mine and Primal Heat.
Cara doesn’t believe the rumors about MacLeod castle—
until the majestic Highland warrior appears like a fiery
vision in the storm, pulling her into his powerful arms, and
into his world of magic and Druids. An epic war between
good and evil is brewing. And Lucan must battle his allconsuming attraction for Cara—or surrender to the flames
of a reckless, impossible love that threatens to destroy them
both.
Marketing
• Author’s Web site: www.donnagrant.com
Praise for dangerous highlander
“Sensual, dark and enchanting . . . sure to leave [fans] craving
more!” —Lara Adrian
“A wonderfully dark, delightfully well-written tale.” —Romantic Times
Author’s Residence: Texas
Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, won
the award for best actor as Jimmy Porter in an awardwinning production of Look Back in Anger and has
worked Off Broadway, in regional theater, and on
national tours, where he specialized in classical theater.
Also By donna grant
Dark Warriors Series
Midnight’s Master:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452609065
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New Releases—fiction
Bestselling author of
Dangerous Highlander
Donna Grant
Forbidden Highlander
Book Two in the Dark Sword Series
When warrior Fallon McLeod leaves the seclusion of his
Highland home to seek the king’s aid, he is drawn to the
beautiful, mysterious Larena Monroe, in the second book
of Donna Grant’s Dark Sword series.
Fallon McLeod has gifts any warrior would covet—fierce
strength, unmatched skill, even immortality. But those gifts
have come at a price that puts everyone he loves at risk. Only
when his brother, Quinn, is taken captive does Fallon leave
the seclusion of his Highland home to seek the king’s aid.
And though every woman at court would gladly be his for
the asking, one alone causes desire to roar to life within him:
beautiful, mysterious Larena Monroe.
Rumors swirl around the castle about “The McLeod” but
Larena knows the truth. Like Fallon, Larena is searching for
a way to vanquish the evil Druid who wants to wreak havoc
on earth. Drawn to Fallon in spite of her fear, she surrenders
to a passion that shocks them both with its raw intensity.
But Larena dares not hope for more—not when she holds
a secret that could turn her fiery Highland love against her
forever . . .
Read by Antony Ferguson
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 9 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Mass Market: 05/25/2010 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/08/2012
Trade 9781452609966 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639963 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659961 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Donna Grant has been praised for
her “totally addictive” and “unique and
sensual” stories. She is the author of more
than twenty novels spanning multiple
genres of romance—Scottish Medieval,
dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and
erotic. Her books include the Dark Sword series, the
Dark Warriors series, the Dark Kings series, the Druids
Glen series, the Sisters of Magic series, and several standalone titles, including Forever Mine and Primal Heat.
Marketing
• 2010 Historical Fantasy/Paranormal Nominee
• Romantic Times Top Pick
• Author’s Web site: www.donnagrant.com
Praise for forbidden highlander
“Totally captivating, a book not to be put down or partially
read. A wonderful plot, characters with unexpected depth
and honor and an extremely moving love story will have
readers clamoring for book three.” —Romantic Times
Author’s Residence: Texas
Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, won
the award for best actor as Jimmy Porter in an awardwinning production of Look Back in Anger and has
worked Off Broadway, in regional theater, and on
national tours, where he specialized in classical theater.
Also By donna grant
Dark sword Series
Dangerous
Highlander:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452609959
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Bestselling author of
Dangerous Highlander
Donna Grant
Wicked Highlander
Book Three in the Dark Sword Series
In the third novel of Donna Grant’s Dark Sword series,
Deirdre decides to use the beautiful Marcail as bait to
lure Quinn into a trap.
The most reckless and fierce of the MacLeod brothers,
Quinn is a prisoner of the god inside him, tormented
by his inability to save his family from slaughter. His
fury governs him, and day by day he loses himself to the
darkness in his soul. But Quinn has a profound yearning
for a woman’s love. . . .
Raised by Druids, the achingly beautiful Marcail is as
spellbinding as the ancient magic that surges through her
body. To Quinn, she is the most desirable woman he has
ever known. But to his enemy Deirdre, she is the perfect
bait to lure Quinn into her trap. Once the two lovers
are in her wicked grasp, their passion will be put to the
ultimate test.
Marketing
• Romantic Times Top Pick
Read by Antony Ferguson
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 9 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Mass Market: 11/02/2010 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/15/2012
Trade 9781452609973 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639970 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659978 1 MP3-CD $29.99
• Author’s Web site: www.donnagrant.com
Praise for wicked highlander
“This superbly written story will draw [fans] into the
dramatic romance and powerful emotions of the characters.
. . . This tale is highly memorable and leads straight into the
next installment.” —Romantic Times
Donna Grant has been praised for
her “totally addictive” and “unique and
sensual” stories. She is the author of more
than twenty novels spanning multiple
genres of romance—Scottish Medieval,
dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and
erotic. Her books include the Dark Sword series, the
Dark Warriors series, the Dark Kings series, the Druids
Glen series, the Sisters of Magic series, and several standalone titles, including Forever Mine and Primal Heat.
Author’s Residence: Texas
Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, won
the award for best actor as Jimmy Porter in an awardwinning production of Look Back in Anger and has
worked Off Broadway, in regional theater, and on
national tours, where he specialized in classical theater.
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Dark sword Series
Dangerous
Highlander:
Book One
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Midnight’s Master
Donna Grant
Midnight’s Lover
Book Two in the Dark Warriors Series
Highlander Ian Kerr meets his match when he is
transported four centuries into the future, in book two of
the Dark Warriors series.
Driven by the fierce god within him, highlander Ian Kerr
is sworn to fight for the land he loves—and the brother he
lost. But when he’s transported four centuries into the future,
he finds himself fighting his own desires—for a beautiful,
bewitching woman who could hold a warrior spellbound.
Danielle Buchanan has heard the legends. She has felt the
power of Druid blood in her veins. But she has never known
a man as fearsome—or as haunted—as the warrior Ian.
With her magic, Dani must help him fight an ancient evil.
With her heart, she must join him in his quest. But only
with her soul can she free him from his curse . . . and seal
their fates together.
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Praise for midnight’s lover
Read by Arika Escalona
Category: Fiction/Paranormal
Running Time: 9 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Mass Market: 06/26/2012 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
Trade 9781452610207 8 Audio CDs $39.99
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“Paranormal elements and scorching romance are cleverly
intertwined in this tale of a damaged hero and resilient
heroine.” —Publishers Weekly
“Exciting and thrilling.” —Romantic Times
Donna Grant has been praised for
her “totally addictive” and “unique and
sensual” stories. She is the author of more
than twenty novels spanning multiple
genres of romance—Scottish Medieval,
dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and
erotic. Her books include the Dark Sword series, the
Dark Warriors series, the Dark Kings series, the Druids
Glen series, the Sisters of Magic series, and several standalone titles, including Forever Mine and Primal Heat.
Author’s Residence: Texas
As an audiobook narrator, Arika Escalona has
performed a wide range of genres, from classics to
contemporary thrillers, children’s books, and women’s
literature, as well as stranger-than-fiction true stories.
She has also narrated a variety of educational videos,
apps, and video game characters, and she is the ongoing
voice for Amazon Kindle’s how-to video series.
Also By donna grant
Dark warriors Series
Midnight’s Master:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452609065
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Donna Grant
Midnight’s Seduction
Book Three in the Dark Warriors Series
Camdyn MacKenna is hungry for revenge, until he meets
a woman who enchants him like no other, in book three of
the Dark Warriors series.
Captivating and enticing, Saffron Fletcher is a rarity in the
Druid world—a Seer. She is the ultimate prize in an epic
battle. After suffering horrendously at the hands of evil,
her thirst for justice is all that keeps her going. Can she put
her trust in the sinfully gorgeous, wonderfully dangerous
Warrior who haunts her dreams and promises retribution
for their common enemy?
Camdyn MacKenna is hungry for revenge . . . until he falls
prey to Saffron’s seductive magic. She enchants him like no
other. But if Camdyn yields to her allure, will he be strong
enough to defeat their sworn enemy—and resist the rising
forces of evil that could destroy their love forever?
Marketing
• Author’s Web site: www.donnagrant.com
Read by Arika Escalona
Category: Fiction/Paranormal
Running Time: 9 hrs 30 min - Unabridged
Mass Market: 10/30/2012 (St Martin’s Press)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
Trade 9781452610214 8 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452640211 8 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452660219 1 MP3-CD $29.99
Praise for the dark warriors series
“Paranormal elements and scorching romance are cleverly
intertwined in this tale of a damaged hero and resilient
heroine.” —Publishers Weekly
“Grant delivers plenty of dark doings and dangerous magic,
all while providing memorable characters.” —Romantic Times
Donna Grant has been praised for
her “totally addictive” and “unique and
sensual” stories. She is the author of more
than twenty novels spanning multiple
genres of romance—Scottish Medieval,
dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and
erotic. Her books include the Dark Sword series, the
Dark Warriors series, the Dark Kings series, the Druids
Glen series, the Sisters of Magic series, and several standalone titles, including Forever Mine and Primal Heat.
Author’s Residence: Texas
As an audiobook narrator, Arika Escalona has
performed a wide range of genres, from classics to
contemporary thrillers, children’s books, and women’s
literature, as well as stranger-than-fiction true stories.
She has also narrated a variety of educational videos,
apps, and video game characters, and she is the ongoing
voice for Amazon Kindle’s how-to video series.
Also By donna grant
Dark warriors Series
Midnight’s Master:
Book One
ISBN 13: 9781452609065
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Midnight’s Lover:
Book Two
ISBN 13: 9781452610207
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First Time on Audio
Hannah Howell
Highland Destiny
Book One in the Murray Family Series
A powerful knight meets his match in a mysterious beauty
bent on revenge, in the first book in an exciting new series
by New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell.
When destiny brought Sir Balfour Murray and his wounded
brother down the same road as Maldie Kirkaldy, she offered
her services as a nurse even as she tried to deny the desire
this dark-eyed knight had ignited at first sight. Soon they
discover that they both share a mission of vengeance, but
Maldie cannot tell him her true identity—to do so would
brand her a spy . . .
Sworn to avenge his family as chief of the Doncoill Clan,
Balfour vows to destroy his greatest foe, with Maldie at his
side. Yet Balfour knows that he can no more afford to trust
her than he can ignore his lust for this sultry beauty. Now,
he is not only determined to unearth her deepest secrets, but
also to pursue his passion for her. And nothing will stand in
his way . . .
Marketing
• New York Times bestselling author
Read by Angela Dawe
Category: Fiction/Romance
Running Time: 10 hrs - Unabridged
Hardcover: 07/01/1998 (Zebra Books)
Territory: US and Canada
On Sale Date: 09/28/2012
Trade 9781452609263 9 Audio CDs $39.99
Library 9781452639260 9 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781452659268 1 MP3-CD $29.99
• Author’s Web site: www.hannahhowell.com
Praise for Highland Destiny
“A brightly colored plaid that is sure to capture [listeners’]
hearts everywhere.” —Romantic Times
Hannah Howell is a bestselling author
of over forty historical romance novels.
Many of her novels are set in medieval
Scotland. She also writes under the
names Sarah Dustin, Sandra Dustin,
and Anna Jennet.
Author’s residence: West Newbury, MA
Angela Dawe’s work includes film, television, theater,
and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook
narration. Among Angela’s recordings are The Sheen on
the Silk by Anne Perry and Savor the Moment by Nora
Roberts.
Also By hannah Howell
Murray Family Series
Highland Vow:
Book Four
ISBN 13: 9781452607009
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