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9780307950758 TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE THINK (Soft Cover) MARIAS JAVIER RANDOM HOUSE S$23.00 CLS Marta has only just met Victor when she invites him to dinner at her Madrid apartment while her husband is away on business. When her two-year-old son finally falls asleep, Marta and Victor retreat to the bedroom. Undressing, she feels suddenly ill; and in his arms, inexplicably, she dies. What should Victor do? Remove the compromising tape from the answering machine? Leave food for the child for breakfast? These are just his first steps, but he soon takes matters further; unable to bear the shadows and the unknowing, Victor plunges into dark waters. And Javier Marías, Europe's master of secrets, of what lies reveal and truth may conceal, is on sure ground in this profound, quirky, and marvelous novel.

9780062007223 THE ROCK STAR IN SEAT 3A (Soft Cover) JILL KARGMAN HARPER US S$21.00 GF Hazel's turning thirty and she has everything she's ever wanted: a kickass job, a dream apartment in New York City, and the perfect boyfriend—who's just days away from proposing. She should be happy . . . so why doesn't she feel ready to settle down? The morning after her birthday, Hazel boards a flight to L.A. only to get the surprise of her life: she's sitting next to her all-time biggest celebrity crush, rock star Finn Schiller! Only the night before, Hazel had confessed her infatuation with the gorgeous musician, and her boyfriend joked that she had a free pass if she ever met him.

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9780307950765 HEART SO WHITE, A (Soft Cover) MARIAS JAVIER RANDOM HOUSE S$23.00 CLS Juan knows little of the interior life of his father Ranz; but when Juan marries, he begins to consider the past anew, and begins to ponder what he doesn't really want to know. Secrecy--its possible convenience, its price, and even its civility--hovers throughout the novel. A Heart So White becomes a sort of antidetective story of human nature. Intrigue; the sins of the father; the fraudulent and the genuine; marriage and strange repetitions of violence: Marías elegantly sends shafts of inquisitory light into shadows and onto the costs of ambivalence.

9781451628289 ROAD TO GRACE (Soft Cover) RICHARD PAUL EVANS SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$20.00 GF Reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan Christoffersen, a oncesuccessful advertising executive, left behind everything he knew and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. As he treks the nearly 1,000 miles between South Dakota and St. Louis on foot, it’s the people he meets along the way who give the journey its true meaning: a mysterious woman who follows Alan for nearly a hundred miles, the ghost hunter searching graveyards for his wife, and the elderly Polish man who gives Alan a ride and shares a story that Alan will never forget.

9781451684742 WHEN SHE WAS GONE (Soft Cover) GWENDOLEN GROSS SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$23.00 GF Linsey’s neighbors are just ordinary people—but even ordinary people can keep terrible secrets hidden close. There’s Linsey’s mother, Abigail, whose door-to-door searching makes her social-outcast status painfully obvious; Mr. Leonard, the quiet, retired piano teacher with insomnia, who saw Linsey leave; Reeva, the queen bee of a clique of mothers, now obsessed with a secret interest; Timmy, Linsey’s lovelorn exboyfriend; and George, an elevenyear-old loner who is determined to find out what happened to his missing neighbor.

9780062263445 THE ACCURSED. INTL (Soft Cover) JOYCE CAROL OATES HARPER US S$28.00 GF A major historical novel from one of the great artistic forces of our time-an eerie, unforgettable story of power, loss, and family curses in early 20th century Princeton. An utterly fresh work from Oates, THE ACCURSED marks new territory for the masterful writer-narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling fantastical elements to stunning effect.

9780062255396 LEAVING EVERYTHING MOST LOVED INTL (Soft Cover) JACQUELINE WINSPEAR HARPER US S$27.00 GF The death of an Indian immigrant leads Maisie Dobbs into a dangerous yet fascinating world and takes her in an unexpected direction in this latest chapter of the New York Times bestselling series "that seems to get better with each entry" (Wall Street Journal).

9780062248626 THE TIME OF MY LIFE (Soft Cover) CECELIA AHERN HARPERPB S$16.00 GF Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this strange appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope under the rug. Literally. She busies herself with a job she doesn't like, helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, and devoting her time to her family’s dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment she can’t miss, when Life shows up at her door, in the form of a sloppy but determined man.


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9780307389022 AEROGRAMMES (Soft Cover) TANIA JAMES RANDOM HOUSE S$25.00 GF

9780307744388 THE O'BRIENS (Soft Cover) PETER BEHRENS RANDOM HOUSE S$28.00 GF

In “Light & Luminous,” a gifted instructor of Indian dance falls victim to the vanity and insecurities that have followed her into middle age. In “The Scriptological Review: A Last Letter from the Editor,” a damaged young man obsessively studies his father’s handwriting in hopes of making sense of his suicide. And in “What to Do with Henry,” a white woman from Ohio takes in the illegitimate child her husband left behind in Sierra Leone, as well as an orphaned chimpanzee who comes to anchor this strange new family.

In Joe O’Brien—backwoods boy, railroad magnate, brooding soul—Peter Behrens gives us a fiercely compelling man who exchanges isolation and poverty in the Canadian wilds for a share in the dazzling possibilities and consuming sorrows of the twentieth century. When Joe meets Iseult Wilkins in Venice-by-the-Sea, California, their courtship becomes the first movement in a symphony of the generations. The O’Briens is the story of a marriage and a family moving through the turbulence of history, told with epic precision and wondrous imagination.

9781439155059 FORBIDDEN SISTER (Soft Cover) V.C. ANDREWS SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 GF

9781439189375 HEART OF ICE (Soft Cover) P.J. PARRISH SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 GF

Emmie Wilcox was only six when her older sister, Roxy, was thrown out of their New York City apartment. Their stern father’s military-style rules left no room for rebellion, and Roxy was as defiant as Emmie—now an outstanding student at a private school—is compliant: a perfect daughter, un fille parfaite, as her Parisian-born mother lovingly calls her. Two sisters, total opposites—yet Emmie is secretly obsessed with the mystery surrounding Roxy: What had she done? Where is she now?

Louis Kincaid finally has a few days to get to know the daughter he didn’t even know existed until a few months ago. He’s taking ten-year-old Lily on a trip to Michigan’s enchanting Mackinac Island. The picturesque Victorian island is getting ready to close down for the season, but Louis hopes to forge a relationship with Lily that will last forever. But when Lily takes a fall onto a pile of old bones in an abandoned hunting lodge, the vacation’s over.

9780345802828 SEASON OF THE RAINBIRDS (Soft Cover) NADEEM ASLAM RANDOM HOUSE S$25.00 GF Judge Anwar’s murder sets the people of the village on edge. Their anxieties are compounded when a sack of letters, thought lost in a train crash nineteen years ago, suddenly reappears under mysterious circumstances. What secrets will these letters bring to light? Could the letters shed any light on Judge Anwar’s murder? As Aslam traces the murder investigation over the next eleven days, he explores the impact that these two events have on the town’s inhabitants—from Judge Anwar’s surviving family to the journalist reporting on the delivery of the mail packet.

9780345805867 WEEK IN WINTER (Soft Cover) MAEVE BINCHY RANDOM HOUSE S$16.00 GF Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms.

9781451676457 THE TAKER (Soft Cover) ALMA KATSU SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 GF On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting a quiet evening. Until a mysterious woman arrives in his ER, escorted by police—Lanore McIlvrae is a murder suspect—and Luke is inexplicably drawn to her. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever. . . . At the turn of the nineteenth century, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of St. Andrew’s founder, and she will do anything to be with him forever.

9780007296842 SNOW HILL 3 (Soft Cover) MARK SANDERSON HARPER UK S$17.00 GF London, 1937. With a world war on the horizon, a shocking crime begins to unfold - and one reporter knows too much to be allowed to survive. An absorbing and gripping mystery from the critically acclaimed author of SNOW HILL. November, 1937. Simon Burnstone, the Jewish chairman of Kreutzer's Bank and soon to be new Lord Mayor of London, has pig's blood thrown over him in the capital's Royal Exchange. Anti-Semitism is on the rise and, as another world war draws closer, nationalist feelings run high.


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Cover art to come 9780007321636 THE SILVER DARK SEA (Soft Cover) SUSAN FLETCHER HARPER UK S$17.00 GF This powerful novel from the awardwinning author of Richard and Judy pick ‘Eve Green’ is a tale of love and the lore of the sea. The islanders of Parla are still mourning the loss of one of their own. Four years since that loss, and a man – un-named, unclothed – is washed onto their shores. Some say he is a mythical man from the sea – potent, kind and beautiful; others suspect him. For the bereft Maggie, this stranger brings love back to the isle. But as the days pass he changes every one of them – and the time comes for his story to be told…

9780007484652 DRIVING JARVIS HAM (Soft Cover) JIM BOB HARPER UK S$17.00 GF A brilliantly witty story of unconventional, unwavering, and regularly exasperating friendship. Meet Jarvis Ham: tea-room assistant, diarist, lift-cadger, Princess Di fan, secret alcoholic, and relentless seeker of fame. Jarvis may be an all-round irritant, but he’s harmless, and deep down, you know, he’s got a heart of gold. Hasn’t he?

9780007334766 THE STRANGER HOUSE (Soft Cover) REGINALD HILL HARPER UK S$18.50 GF A stunning psychological thriller set in Cumbria past and present, from the award-winning author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series

9780007429493 AFTER THE LOCKOUT (Soft Cover) DARRAN MCCANN HARPER UK S$17.00 GF An ambitious and compelling first novel about a key moment in Irish history.

November 1917. With tensions in They came to The Stranger House. And Ireland, war in Europe and revolution death followed close behind. in Russia, Victor Lennon returns to his home village after a long exile. For over 500 years, the Stranger House Radicalised by his experiences in the has stood in the village of Illthwaite, Dublin Lockout and Easter Rising, offering refuge to all manner of travellers. Victor is a hero to many but a danger People like Sam Flood, a brilliant young to some. Australian mathematician, who believes that anything that can't be explained by maths isn't worth explaining. And Miguel Madero, a Spanish historian in flight from a priests' seminary, who sees ghosts.

9780007492190 THE ALCHEMIST: A FABLE ABOUT FOLLOWING YOUR DREAM (Soft Cover) PAUL COELHO HARPER UK S$21.00 GF A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, follow your dreams.

9780007445929 ANOTHER WAY TO FALL (Soft Cover) AMANDA BROOKE HARPER UK S$16.00 GF What would you do if you could write the story of your life? After battling a brain tumour twentynine year old Emma thinks she is in the clear, but her world comes crashing down around her when she is told her fight was in vain, and there is nothing more the doctors can do. Realising that she won’t now have time to achieve the things she dreamed of, Emma decides to write her perfect life in a story.

9780007497478 SHOELESS JOE (Soft Cover) W.P. KINSELLA HARPER UK S$17.00 GF

9780552161824 ROME: THE EAGLE OF THE TWELFTH (Soft Cover) M C SCOTT TRANSWORLD S$17.00 GF

The book that inspired the movie Field of Dreams. The voice of a baseball announcer tells the Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella: "If you build it, he will come." "He" is Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ray's hero. "It" is a baseball stadium which Ray carves out of his cornfield. Like the movie FIELD OF DREAMS that was made from this novel, SHOELESS JOE is about baseball. But it's also about love and the power of dreams to make people come alive...

They are known as the Legion of the Damned...Throughout the Roman Army, the Twelfth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune. It faces the harshest of postings, the toughest of campaigns, the most vicious of opponents. For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining it will be a baptism of fire. And yet, amid all of the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, he realizes he has discovered a vocation - as a soldier and a leader of men. He has come to love the Twelfth and all the bloodyminded, dark-hearted soldiers he calls his brothers.


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9780552777094 THE DEVIL'S BEAT (Soft Cover) ROBERT EDRIC TRANSWORLD S$22.00 GF It is surely a simple case of hysteria. Four young women allegedly witness a terrifying apparition while walking in the woods. Has the devil really revealed himself to them? Are they genuine victims of demonic possession? Or, as most suspect, is their purpose in claiming all of this considerably more prosaic? The eyes of the country turn to a small Nottinghamshire town, where an inquiry is to be held. Everyone there is living through hard, uncertain times. The king is recently dead. It is a new century -- a new world looking to the future. But here, in the ancient heart of England, an old beast stirs.

978184271395 TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT (Soft Cover) NIAMH O'CONNOR TRANSWORLD S$17.00 GF

9781847562814 GOOD HUSBAND MATERIAL (Soft Cover) TRISHA ASHLEY HARPER UK S$16.00 GF

“The Vanishing Triangle": A woman's body is found in Ireland's most notorious body dump zone, an area in the Dublin mountains where a number of women disappeared in the past. "Nun's Cross": The victim is from an exclusive gated development in the suburbs - where the prime suspect in the vanishing triangle cases, Derek Carpenter, now lives. It looks like the past is coming back to haunt the present. But DI Jo Birmingham doesn't believe the case is open and shut. Her husband Dan was part of the original investigation team; is she trying to protect her own fragile domestic peace?

Another warm, wise and witty offering from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley. James is everything Tish has ever wanted in a husband – she’s married a man who even her mother approves of. He’s handsome, dependable, and will make an excellent father – unlike Tish’s first love, the disreputable Fergal. Her teenage sweetheart abandoned her for a music career and now lives a typical celebrity lifestyle. Fergal broke her heart – James helped mend it.

9781847563217 TRAPPED (Soft Cover) JACQUI ROSE HARPER UK S$16.00 GF A gritty, gangland Romeo and Juliet story from bestselling author Jacqui Rose, perfect for fans of Jessie Keane and Martina Cole As teenagers, Maggie Donaldson and Johnny Taylor fell hard and fast in love. But they didn’t know they were from rival gangland families in London’s criminal underworld. Going public with their relationship would have brought them more trouble than they could handle, so for years they concealed the truth. But their house of cards won’t be safe for much longer.

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9781455527656 OBESSION: FACE OF EVIL (Soft Cover) DEBRA WEBB HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$6.50 GF Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror.

9781455527618 IMPLUSE: FACE OF EVIL (Soft Cover) DEBRA WEBB HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$6.50 GF The Player is a master in the art of torture and murder. No one had ever gotten close to capturing him until Special Agent Jess Harris targeted him with her relentless determination. Jess's actions may have cost her a job with the bureau, but the Player still wants his vengeance and he'll make Jess pay in ways she never imagined. The first victim is Jess's friend-and the killer won't stop there. With each new death Jess becomes more certain that the only way to stop the Player is to give him what he really wants: her.

9781455527564 POWER: FACE OF EVIL (Soft Cover) DEBRA WEBB HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$6.50 GF Agent Jess Harris is back in another thrilling installment of Debra Webb's Faces of Evil series. Jess is ready to start the next chapter in her life as the new deputy chief of Birmingham's major crimes division. But with her first love, Chief of Police Dan Burnett, acting as her new boss, it looks like Jess won't be able to put the past behind her that easily.

9781455508303 LORD OF DARKNESS (Soft Cover) ELIZABETH HOYT HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$16.00 ROM He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head-and realizes she is his wife . . .


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9781455520794 WINTERBLAZE (Soft Cover) KRISTEN CALLIHAN HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$16.00 ROM Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy's secrets are revealed, leaving Winston's trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .

ROMANCE

9780062100283 BRIDE BY MOONLIGHT (Soft Cover) LIZ CARLYLE HARPERPB S$16.00 ROM Royden Napier, Baron Saint-Bryce, is tall, dark, and ruthless—and on the hunt for a dangerous beauty . . . On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse: masquerade as the future bride of the steely-eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case. Soon Lisette is in even greater danger—of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her . . .

9780446585132 HEART OF THE DEMON (Soft Cover) CYNTHIA GARNER HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$16.00 ROM

9780062018670 NIGHT RESURRECTED (Soft Cover) JOSS WARE HARPERPB S$16.00 ROM

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos. The next opening of the rift is coming-and its consequences will be deadly. A rogue group of human-hating preternaturals is planning an apocalyptic attack, but the Council of Preternaturals may have found the key to saving the world: Keira O'Brien, a fey with a long criminal record, whose empathic abilities once made her the queen of con artists. If she successfully infiltrates the dangerous faction, the sins of her past will be forgiven.

The world they knew is ashes. The world that remains is in peril. These extraordinary survivors are humankind's last, best hope. His family lost forever in The Change, Wyatt is a man with nothing left to lose. But just when he thought he'd never feel anything again, Remington Truth came into his life. Knowing the bold beauty would face unimaginable dangers on her quest to safeguard the mysterious crystal in her possession, he joins her on her journey, never expecting her to find a way past the wall he's built.

9780062231291 WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND (Soft Cover) JENNIFER McQUISTON HARPERPB S$13.00 ROM She Woke Up Married When Lady Georgette Thorold awoke she saw . . . her corset hanging from the armoire . . . a very handsome, very naked Scotsman lying beside her . . . and a wedding ring on her finger! Before the attractive stranger can tell her his name, Georgette does the only sensible thing—she runs for it. Little does she know, James MacKenzie isn't clear on what happened the night before either.

9780345533241 HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED (Soft Cover) MAYA BANKS RANDOM HOUSE S$16.00 ROM Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess.

9780062022349 THE DUKE DIARIES (Soft Cover) SOPHIA NASH HARPERPB S$16.00 ROM Six Regency heroes—One royal hangover After a royal bachelor party of the century, Lady Verity Fitzroy wakes up to find her brother's archenemy, Rory Lennox, the Duke of Abshire, in her bed. While Rory has always fascinated her, nothing can convince her to marry this rake even though her reputation is in peril. Indeed, there are far graver worries that plague her. If she is unmasked as the author of the infamous Duke Diaries, no one can save her . . . not even the man of her dreams.

9780345534743 A MOST SCANDALOUS PROPOSAL (Soft Cover) ASHLYN MACNAMARA RANDOM HOUSE S$16.00 ROM After watching her beloved sister, Sophia, pine over the ton’s golden boy for years, Miss Julia St. Claire has foresworn love and put herself firmly on the shelf. Unfortunately, her social-climbing mother and debtridden father have other ideas, and jump at the chance to marry Julia off to the newly named Earl of Clivesden . . . the man of Sophia’s dreams. Since resigning his cavalry commission, Benedict Revelstoke has spent his time in London avoiding the marriage mart.


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Cover art to come 9780345539526 STRONG, HOT WINDS (Soft Cover) IRIS JOHANSEN RANDOM HOUSE S$16.00 ROM Four years ago, after Cory Brandel’s passionate affair with Sheikh Damon El Karim ended, she gave birth to his son—and kept it secret from him. When Damon finds out the truth, he kidnaps the boy and takes him across the world to his desert kingdom, knowing Cory will follow. Damon vows to punish Cory for depriving him of his son and heir, but does he really mean to imprison her in his palace until she surrenders to him? It is savage, unthinkable—but because she is fighting for her son, Cory has no choice.

9780440245308 THE PROPOSAL (Soft Cover) MARY BALOGH RANDOM HOUSE S$16.00 ROM

9781451677751 STAR CROSSED (Soft Cover) JENNIFER ECHOLS SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 ROM

9781451698381 BY LOVE UNVEILED (Soft Cover) SABRINA JEFFRIES SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$13.00 ROM Miss Marianne Winchilsea is running for her life from those whom she believes have attempted to kill the king. Forced to disguise herself, she trusts no one—especially not Garett Lockwood, the Earl of Falkham, who usurped her family home and who seems to be her most dangerous enemy.

Publicist Wendy Mann has always competed hotly with her rival Daniel Blackstone, but this time they’re headed for a collision. Wendy’s job is on the line if she doesn’t save the image of a spoiled young starlet who’s posting provocative pictures of herself all over the Internet in a snarky attempt at revenge on her former boyfriend. Daniel is representing the ex, a onetime teen heartthrob who never grew up.

Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her. Hugo is a gentleman in name only: a war hero whose bravery earned him a title, a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife.

9780671019730 A LADY OF THE WEST (Soft Cover) LINDA HOWARD SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 ROM Only true love could redeem.... Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is sold in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and pride help her endure life as a wife in name only but nothing can quench her forbidden desire for hired gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is hard, but tenderness he can't hide promises to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of love. Only true love can destroy....

9781439175484 THE LAST DEBUTANTE (Soft Cover) JULIA LONDON SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 ROM Who is the captive and who is the captor? When a sexy laird holds a spirited English lady for ransom, she turns the tables and steals his heart. The lush Scottish Highlands are a tempting setting for seduction in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s sparkling new novel. The last person Daria Babcock expects to find in her grandmother’s home is a brawny, naked Highlander. She doesn’t buy Mamie’s explanation about finding the poor man shot in the woods. Nor does she trust the gorgeous laird, who insists his own memory fails him.

9781847563095 THE PERFECT RETREAT (Soft Cover) KATE FORSTER HARPER UK S$16.00 ROM Full of sex, secrets and scandal, this new novel from e-book sensation Kate Forster, will have you hooked. Can you live on love alone? Willow Carruthers – British Oscar winner, style icon and mother of three is facing a crisis: she’s broke, discovery of her partner’s infidelity has left her a single mother and, if the banks have their way, she’s about to be homeless. Meanwhile nanny to Wilow’s children Kitty, is desperate to keep her job and knows just the place they can retreat too – her crumbling ancestral home in the Bristol countryside, Middlemist House.

9780758290458 DON'T TEMPT ME? (Soft Cover) SYLVIA DAY HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$25.00 ROM SOMETIMES TEMPTATION… A hardened mercenary as adept in bed as in battle, Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers those who know the rules of the game. That way it’s easier to leave them behind… CAN’T BE AVOIDED But Lysette Rousseau is one female he can’t figure out. Beautiful, sensual, seductive, she should be the perfect match for Simon, yet something about her ties him in knots. Bold and manipulative one time, sweetly innocent the next, she is an enigma bound to bring trouble… impossible to resist.


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9780758290441 A PASSION FOR HIM (Soft Cover) SYLVIA DAY HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$25.00 ROM The author of "Ask for It" and "The Stranger I Married" presents a richly imagined, highly sensual story of a passion begun in deception.

SCIENCE FICTION

9780345502940 ANGELS OF VENGEANCE (Soft Cover) JOHN BIRMINGHAM RANDOM HOUSE S$16.00 SF When an inexplicable wave of energy slams into North America, the world is plunged into turmoil— as wars erupt, borders vanish, and the great and powerful fall. Against this dramatic backdrop, three very different women navigate the chaos. Deep in a South American jungle, special agent Caitlin Monroe will stop at nothing to discover how a master terrorist escaped a secret detention center in French Guadeloupe to strike a fatal blow in New York City.

9781476700472 STAR TREK: DEVIL'S BARGAIN (Soft Cover) TONY DANIEL SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 SF Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are sent to evacuate the Federation mining colony Vesbius, a frontier settlement that is on the brink of an extinction-level event, threatening the lives of all the colonists and the disruption of ore production vital to Starfleet. However, the colonists refuse to abandon this settlement, not wanting to leave their claims. It is after these irrational decisions that Spock suggests that perhaps an unexpected ally could aid the colony and help complete the mission....

9780785156826 MVL: WOLVERINE & THE XMEN BY JASON AARON - VOL 2 (Soft Cover) JASON AARON MARVEL S$25.00 GRP After surviving the new Hellfire Club's opening salvo, Wolverine and the X-Men face a crisis of a different kind: funding for the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Wolverine's only option to keep the school open is a trip across the universe to bet everything at an intergalactic casino. Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde's pregnant - but has no idea how. And a Brood-hunting monster has come from space to take out his target at the Jean Grey School, and he'll kill anyone who gets in his way - which is just about everyone on the Logan-less campus.

GRAPHIC NOVEL

9780785157809 MVL: AVENGING SPIDER-MAN: THE GOOD, THE GREEN AND (Soft Cover) KELLY S DECONNICK MARVEL S$25.00 GRP Spider-Man continues to rub shoulders with the Marvel Universe's best and brightest! First, it's a night out on the town with Spider-Man and She-Hulk! All the thwipping and quipping...and none of the calories! Then, Spidey plummets into action with the all new Captain Marvel! Unfortunately, they're 50,000 feet up - and only one of them can fly! And when a Boston-based brawl breaks out between a 50-foot madwoman and an army of privatized mecha-police, guess who's caught in between? Plus, the team-up you've all been waiting for: Spider-Man and Deadpool take on...high school?!

9780785159216 MVL: THE PUNISHER BY GREG RUCKA VOLUME 3 (Soft Cover) GREG RUCKA MARVEL S$25.00 GRP The streets run red in the aftermath of Spider-Man, Daredevil and Punisher's search for the Omega Drive. The Omega Effect has reshuffled the deck, and now Frank Castle lays down the law. Rachel Cole is not going to like what she hears, but even punishment has a code. A friend switches sides, Cole becomes the hunted, and the Punisher takes on the NYPD...it's a situation that nobody can win. As Cole surrenders to becoming a Punisher, she and Frank reach a shared conclusion. Prepare for the War Zone.

9780785161462 MVL: WOLVERINE: ROT (Soft Cover) CULLEN BUNN MARVEL S$37.00 GRP Dr. Rot is back! Discover the secret behind Rot's twisted family - and what Wolverine's connection is. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Wells is circling closer to the truth behind the brutal murders he's investigating. And Wolverine is his lead suspect! It's Wolverine vs Dr. Rot for control of Wolverine's brain, but can Wolverine destroy the last vestiges of Weapon X's programming? Plus: An untold tale of Wolverine as he takes former X-Force member Elixir under his wing. After M-Day, not all depowered mutants found their way in the world, and one of them comes back for Logan!

9780785161806 MVL: ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 10: NORTHSTAR (Soft Cover) MARJORIE LIU MARVEL S$30.00 GRP The Marauders return with a vengeance when Chimera leads the squad into battle against the X-Men! Karma discovers an unknown but incredibly powerful telepath is controlling their assailants, and Wolverine leads his team on an investigation that puts their minds and hearts to the ultimate test. When a psychic ambush pits the X-Men against their teammate Northstar, he learns the true meaning of devotion - as his civilian boyfriend Kyle holds a gun to his head!


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Cover art to come 9780785166160 MVL: MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. THE AVENGERS (Soft Cover) JONATHAN MABERRY MARVEL S$25.00 GRP In "Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher" we journeyed through the ruins of our world. In the Bram Stoker Awardnominated "Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine" we witnessed the fall. Now, Marvel presents the war. Some worlds can't be saved...but all worlds can be avenged. Doctor Doom says that he can cure the cannibal plague that is consuming the Marvel Universe - but his price is to become Emperor of Earth. How far would you go to save the world? That's the question the Avengers must answer!

9780785166788 MVL: AVENGERS INFINITY (Soft Cover) ROGER STERN MARVEL S$22.00 GRP When Quasar intercepts an alien distress call, he finds a Rigellian colony completely destroyed and Jack of Hearts in a coma! Summoning a ragtag team of Avengers to investigate, Quasar and company are suddenly attacked by a horde of robots whose goal is to destroy the planet itself! And that's just the beginning of the ad hoc Avengers' troubles - when a planetsized alien suddenly appears and begins reshaping the decimated world for its own mysterious ends.

9780785167174 MVL: X-MEN: WOLVERINE GAMBIT (Soft Cover) JEPH LOEB MARVEL S$22.00 GRP

9780785168508 MVL: AVENGERS VS. THANOS (Soft Cover) JIM STARLIN MARVEL S$52.00 GRP

The titanic team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Spider-Man: Blue, Captain America: White, Hulk: Gray) take on the X-Men's two most dangerous mutants in this international thriller that brings Wolverine and Gambit to the shores of England! There's a serial killer tearing through London, leaving beautiful young women as his victims. Do these brutal slayings mark the return of the 19th-century serial killer known as Jack the Ripper? Or could one of the X-Men be the real killer?! Wolverine is the prime suspect - and Gambit is out to prove him guilty!

Eternal. Nihilist. Madman. Would-be lover of Death itself. All these things is Thanos of Titan, and even before he created the Infinity Gauntlet and decimated half the universe, he was still a mighty force to be reckoned with. And here, collected in one volume for the first time, is the complete story of Thanos' first life...and first death. Witness as Thanos targets Captain Marvel and the Avengers in a bid to become a god, manipulates Adam Warlock, and finally lays siege to the Earth itself! Guest-starring Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Thing, Moondragon, Drax the Destroyer and more! By cosmic mastermind Jim Starlin!

9780785183815 MVL: THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER: THE COMPLETE COLLEC (Soft Cover) ROGER LANGRIDGE MARVEL S$37.00 GRP Roger Langridge (Muppet Show, Eisner and Harvey Award nominee) and Chris Samnee (Siege: Embedded) re-imagine the God of Thunder! Thrill as Thor battles robots the size of cities! Gasp as he tames the mightiest sea creatures! Swoon as he rescues damsels from the vilest villains! It's Thor as you've never seen him, as the god of thunder tests his might against the Sub-Mariner, learns why he was banished from Asgard, battles Fin Fang Foom, takes on raging robots, and fights side-by-side with Iron Man for the very first time!

9780785165811 MVL: AVENGERS VS. X-MEN: AVENGERS (Soft Cover) CHRISTOS GAGE MARVEL S$37.00 GRP As Avengers vs. X-Men unfolds, the teenage mutants from Generation Hope and Utopia arrive at Avengers Academy...but as guests or prisoners? And have the Academy students switched sides in the war with the mutants? When Sebastian Shaw strikes, it may not matter! Then: the Phoenixpowered X-Men come for the school's Sentinel! Who will take a stand? Plus: Thor leads a team of Secret Avengers into space to stop the Phoenix by any means necessary! Who is Minister Marvel, and why has he drawn the Phoenix to the Kree homeworld? The Avengers devise a way to save the Kree, but one man stands in their way: the original Captain Marvel, reborn to unite his people!

9780785167143 MVL: SPIDER-MAN: THE DEATH OF JEAN DEWOLFF (Soft Cover) PETER DAVID MARVEL S$30.00 GRP He's the Sin-Eater, the man who takes the world's sins for himself by killing every sinner he sees - and he sees them everywhere! But the lethal lunatic bites off more than he can chew when he robs SpiderMan of a dear friend: police captain Jean DeWolff! How can the grieving hero track down a villain with targets everywhere he goes? Join the wall-crawler for a frantic search through New York City that culminates in a pivotal moment between Manhattan's two biggest solo stars - Spidey and Daredevil

9781401211530 DC: BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT (Soft Cover) BRYAN AUGUSTYN RANDOM HOUSE S$19.00 GRP Presenting a new edition of the title collecting the adventures of the Victorian era Batman. This volume includes the breakthrough Elseworlds epics Gotham By Gaslight and Master of the Future, which pit the Dark Knight against Jack the Ripper and a deathdealer from the skies over Gotham. T


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9781401232078 DC: BATMAN BLACK MIRROR (Soft Cover) SCOTT SNYDER RANDOM HOUSE S$25.00 GRP

9781401236885 DC: SM REIGN OF DOOMSDAY (Soft Cover) PAUL CORNELL RANDOM HOUSE S$25.00 GRP

9781401237776 DC: BATMAN VOL 02 (Soft Cover) SCOTT SNYDER RANDOM HOUSE S$37.00 GRP

A NEW YORK TIMES #1 Bestseller and Amazon Best Book of 2011 In The Black Mirror, a series of brutal murders pushes Batman's detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's oldest and most powerful evils!

Doomsday has returned! The monster that originally took Superman's life in a battle that destroyed half of Metropolis comes back for another round with the Man of Steel - already savagely beating some of Superman's closest allies. Writer Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Knight and Squire) pens a tale that not only puts Superman in a fight for his life, but in a fight for the life of Superboy, Supergirl, and all members of the Superman family!

Night of the Owls continues here! Batman must stop the Talons that have breeched the Batcave in order to save an innocent life...and Gotham City! In the backup story, learn more about the Pennyworth family and the secrets they've kept from the Wayne family!

Cover art to come 9781401238476 DC: RED LANTERNS VOL 02 DEATH (Soft Cover) PETER MILLIGAN RANDOM HOUSE S$25.00 GRP The Red Spectrum of Rage is the lifeblood of the Red Lanterns and it is dying, poisoned by one of their own. Atrocitus, the creator of the Red Lanterns, is haunted by his past. One of his creations, the powerful Red Lantern Abysmus, has been freed from his imprisonment and intends to destroy not only the Red Lanterns, but all life. In the chaos of their dying planet, Atrocitus must also face a civil war led by his right hand Bleez. Did Bleez free Abysmus in an effort to topple Atrocitus? Is the new human Red Lantern Jack Moore the key to stopping Abysmus and restoring the Red Spectrum of Rage?

9781401238490 DC: SM VS ZOD (Soft Cover) VARIOUS RANDOM HOUSE S$19.00 GRP Some of Superman's greatest battles with his Kryptonian foe, General Zod, are collected for the first time. In his first appearance, Zod meets Superboy, projecting him into the Phantom Zone, the cosmic prison for Kryptonian criminals. Then, in stories from the 1980s, Zod and his Phantom Zone cadre of lieutenants battles Superman again. Then, a tale from 2007 written by comics superstar Geoff Johns and film director Richard Donner looks at the roots of Zod's treachery in Krypton's past.

9781401237950 DC: DAY OF JUDGMENT (Soft Cover) GEOFF JOHNS RANDOM HOUSE S$22.00 GRP A team of DC's most powerful magic-based heroes band together to protect the world from the supernatural threat of Azmodel. An early work from superstar writer Geoff Johns is collected at last!


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