Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Damosel plays by the rules.

The Lady of the Lake creates the sword Excalibur for Merlin’s new champion. Damosel doesn’t like crowds, so
when she receives an invitation to Camelot, she sends her cousin, Nimue, instead. Nimue craves power and she finds herself drawn to Merlin. When Merlin teaches her a powerful spell, she traps him in a cave with magic. With Merlin out of the picture, Camelot could be in serious danger. Damosel finds Merlin and promises him to watch over Arthur and guide his decisions. Unfortunately, she finds Pelleas, a heartbroken knight. When she heals him, she falls in love with him. All other thoughts, including her promise to Merlin, fly out of her head. She doesn’t realize that while they become content in their lives together, Camelot’s falling. Can she stop the fall of a kingdom?

With DAMOSEL, Stephanie Spinner pens a unique tale of the Arthurian Legend from the Lady of the Lake’s point of view.

Savannah didn’t ask for a fairy godmother, but after her boyfriend dumps her for her sister, she’ll take all the help she can get. Instead of a fairy godmother, she gets Chrissy, a fair godmother. Chrissy doesn’t fully listen to her wish because she’s late for a shopping expedition, so she sends Savannah into the Middle Ages, as Cinderella.

Savannah’s stuck as a servant, in a life she never wanted. Chrissy doesn’t come back until she’s met Prince Charming (who’s not a nice guy). Savannah’s home for a few minutes trying to explain her wish, when Chrissy sends her to become Snow White. Savannah’s beyond frustrated with her fair godmother.

She’s stuck back in the Middle Ages with dwarfs treating her like an airhead because she doesn’t remember anything and she can’t cook. Finally, her fair godmother answers her calls. Savannah returns home. Frustrated beyond belief, she tries to explain her feelings, hoping that she won’t be sent off on into yet another fairy tale.

Instead, she’s pleasantly surprised when she stays at home. She loves the luxurious amenities of home compared to the Middle Ages. The next morning she discovers that her possible prom date went MIA. Finally, she connects the dots and figures out that he’s been sent back to the Middle Ages to become the prince she wanted. He can’t return home until he’s become a prince. Can she go there and rescue him - or will they both disappear into the Middle Ages?

Janette Rallison writes a very funny and unique novel about love, wishes, fairy tales, and how to list all the ideals of a boyfriend (carefully, of course). If you like fairy tales, you won’t want to miss this one!

The Carlyle triplets are back in the spotlight and shaking up Manhattan.

Baby’s decided that Manhattan looks good right now, and that includes J.P. With that decision made, she has to worm her way back into the heart of Constance Billard. All she has to do is revive the school’s art magazine. Will her bohemian ways match the artsy direction of the magazine and push her further away from the elite crowd? Avery’s busy with board meetings with ladies at least fifty years older than she is. The almost daily meetings consists of gossip and very little else. It’s hard to imagine that Avery’s almost friendless, but will the last remains for her reputation be shot now that the word is out that she’s never had a boyfriend?
Owen’s having his own love troubles. He’s still hung up on Kelsey, but since Rhys adores her, he’s trying to stay away from her. But sooner or later, they’re going to have to confront their emotions.The scandalous secrets flow from the new socialites and they’ll do almost anything to stay on top. How far is too far?
This is one series that will grab your attention and not let go. And I LOVE the background of the cover.

Murphy and Leeda plan on traveling home for the summer, Murphy to escape city life and Leeda to listen to her grandmother’s will. Leeda expects to be gone within two weeks, back to the city and her boyfriend. The reading of the will changes her plans and potentially her life’s direction. Murphy’s trying to run away from her feelings about a certain boy she left behind at the end of last summer. Will she see him again this year and, if she does, what is there left to say?

Birdie didn’t plan on coming home this summer. Recently engaged, she decided to spend her time in Mexico. But on a whim, she rushes home, breaking things off with Enrico. Then she hears the news that her father plans on selling the orchard and its decrepit house to retire. Her heart breaks twice over the summer and she desperately needs something to help her heal.
Together the girls have one more summer on the orchard while they deal with their lives in separate ways. Friendship, love, and survival guide the girls together. Jodi Lynn Anderson wraps up her amazing trilogy wonderfully, leaving readers fully satisfied.

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