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Wanted by Betsy Schow

In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood’s daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur?

Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52:
No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks though…they should be worried.

Rexi Hood is proud to be an outlaw. After all, she’s the daughter of the infamous Robin Hood. But sidekick? Accomplice? Sorry, that wasn’t in her story description. Yeah, she and Princess Dorthea of Emerald have been inseparable since they teamed up to fight the wickedest witch. But if Rexi doesn’t figure out how to break the curse that binds them, forget being overshadowed by the spirited princess, Rexi’s going to become a Forgotten, wiped from the pages of Story and reduced to a puddle of ink.

Not happening. No way in Spell.

Rexi’s plan? Steal the sword Excalibur and use its magic to write her own tale. But Gwenevere has opened a new Academy of Villains in Camelot and danger lurks behind every plot twist. And you know how it goes in Story: keep your friends close and your enemies closer…

Dinner Just for Two by Christina Lane

From the blogger behind Dessert for Two, a cookbook that inspires couples to get into the kitchen together.

Sharing a meal is something most couples love to do; meal-planning programs such as Blue Apron have made it easy and fun to prepare dinner together, too. But home cooks who enjoy homemade food at a reasonable cost really only need a great cookbook, with a friendly voice and delicious recipes, designed to be made and eaten by two. Here is that book. From simple meals to celebratory dinners, comfort food to healthy but hearty options, Dinner Just for Two features 100 dishes, including:

  • Bourbon- Glazed Turkey Burgers
  • Creamy Baked Spaghetti for Two
  • Pear Pecorino Pasta
  • Sheet Pan Summer Salmon

Gorgeously designed with more than 100 photographs, Dinner Just for Two is destined to be a classic.

Banished by Betsy Schow

Dorthea of Emerald is used to being treated like the princess she is.Except she’s trapped in a strange land called Kansas, where no one recognizes she’s royalty. Not her parents, not the hospital’s doctors, not even the cute patient who keeps flirting with her. The only one who knows who she really is? The evil Blanc. And she’s thundering into Kansas to erase Dorethea’s―and everyone else’s―story.

Back in Camelot, outlaw Rexi’s got her own problems…like being locked in a tower. She may have trained with Robin Hood, but she’s going to need to steal more than a key to escape Gwenevere’s trap to take back Excalibur. And even if Rexi manages to get free, she still needs to reclaim her storyline from Morte’s wicked plotting.

It’s not over until the last spot of ink dries.

Dorethea and Rexi won’t give up their happily ever afters without a fight. But with the villains of Story scripting their triumph, does this spell The End for Dorethea and Rexi?

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge by J. Marin Younker

Riots over the medical use of cadavers, public access to institutions for the insane, and full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine.

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from America’s colonial era to the late 1800s. It’s hard to believe that today’s cutting-edge medicine originated from such crude beginnings, but this book reminds us to be grateful for today’s medical care, while also raising the question: what current medical practices will be the horrors of tomorrow?

A Year of Marvels: September Infinite Comic #1 by Nilah Magruder

In September, TIPPY-TOE is flying SOLO (until Squirrel Girl is done studying)! But when a villain threatens Central Park, she’s gotta call in the big guns. Enormous guns, relatively speaking (because Tippy and ROCKET RACCOON are small)! It’s the team-up — written by Nilah Magruder — you would have demanded if you knew your worth! You’re wonderful, and you deserve beautiful things!

Movie Night Trivia by Robb Pearlman

From musicals and comedies, to superheroes and action flicks, make “movie night” with friends or family the best night of the week with a year’s worth of blockbuster brain-benders for film buffs of all ages!

The perfect facilitator for a night of cinema-inspired fun, MOVIE NIGHT TRIVIA runs the gamut from questions about old classics to new releases. This beautiful, full-color gift book is picture-perfect (pun intended) for an Oscar party, or simply a night of family laughs. Answers are listed at the base of each page, rather than the back of the book, in order to minimize frustrating and time-consuming page-flipping. Challenge yourself with true-or-false lightning rounds at the end of each chapter to prove your status as a future film critic to your bar trivia crew, or to your family during movie night!

Featuring an introduction from the creator of “How It Should Have Ended,” MOVIE NIGHT TRIVIA is the only film trivia book to feature full-color photographs, posters, and movie stills throughout, making it the ultimate compendium for film buffs!

Star Trek: Body by Starfleet by Robb Pearlman

A fully illustrated guide that bridges the nexus between stasis and health, Star Trek: Body by Starfleet provides real, practical, and fun exercises for Star Trek fans of all ages and physical abilities so that they may boldly live long and prosper.

Drawing from the most celebrated and iconic elements of over 50 years of Star TrekBody by Starfleet will provide any pop-culture (or junk-food) junkie a fun and healthy way to engage their warp core and get moving. Whether you view the gym as an impenetrable final frontier or regularly bench press boulders like a Gorn, these simple, easy-to-follow instructions — created in consultation with a certified fitness trainer — is for readers of all ages and fitness levels to navigate through a series of enterprising exercises.

Everyone, from an ensign in the Command Training Program to an admiral who’s voyaged through every quadrant, will benefit from the more than 30 exercises featuring Klingon Tribble Twists, Chekov’s Cossack Squats, Jefferies Tube Climbers, and Wesley Crunchers. All of the exercises in Body by Starfleet are designed for standard gravity so they can be performed with little to no equipment everywhere from living rooms to gyms to holodecks. Also included is a section covering nutrition so readers can program their replicators to eat better and cleaner, a workout log for recording activities and progress, and special exercises aimed toward non-humanoid species including Horta and Medusans.

Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom by Robb Pearlman

This new book from the author of Fun with Kirk and Spock casts a wry, satirical eye on one of the most popular sci-fi sagas of all time.

In the successful tradition of adult pop culture humor books like Stuck on Star TrekA Very Klingon Christmas, and the author’s own Fun with Kirk and SpockStar Trek: Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom casts a wry, satirical, and reverential eye on one of the most popular and well-loved television and film franchises of all time.

It’s common knowledge that if a Star Trek character is wearing a red shirt, chances are he’s going to die. But there are so many other ways red shirt–wearers can be humiliated. By mining the humorous depths of Star Trek‘s most popular in-jokes—that anyone wearing a red shirt is doomed—this book chronicles the many ways one Starfleet officer’s day can be ruined.

Poor Red Shirt just can’t catch a break. Whether he’s dealing with real-life problems we all face like accidentally mixing whites with colors or being stuck sitting behind a very tall Gorn in a movie theater or trying out a standup comedy routine in front of an audience of surly Klingons, our hapless hero faces a universe-sized number of obstacles.

Featuring hilarious illustrations and witty gags that both pop culture fans and Star Trek fans will adore, Star Trek: Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom is a fresh new take on one of the most beloved sci-fi sagas of all time.

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