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01/06/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Pierce Brown presents and signs Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown's genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.  As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow's kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds--and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.
A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love--but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind's destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution--and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo's principles of love and justice to free his people.
He must live for more. (Del Rey Books)

ISBN: 9780345539816
Price: $25.00

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01/07/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Tim Johnston presents and signs Descent

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation before their daughter begins college. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner's heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they've only read about in headlines or seen on TV. As their world comes undone, the Courtlands are drawn into a vortex of dread and recrimination. "Why weren't they more careful? What has happened to their daughter? Is she alive? Will they ever know?" Caitlin's disappearance, all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning of the family's harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths until all that continues to bind them together are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: "At what point does a family stop searching? At what point will a girl stop fighting for her life?" Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent is a perfectly crafted thriller that races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion, and heralds the arrival of a master storyteller. (Algonquin Books)

"A riveting literary thriller of the can't-stop-turning-the-page, stay-up-all-night variety." --Alice LaPlante, author of A Circle of Wives

ISBN: 9781616203047
Price: $25.95

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01/08/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Amber Benson presents and signs Witches of Echo Park

From beloved author, director, and actress, Amber Benson…
When Elyse MacAllister's great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets--extraordinary secrets--from her. 
Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora's Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt's place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril--for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last. (Ace Books)

ISBN: 9780425268674
Price: $15.00

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01/09/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Ernest Greene presents and signs Master of O

Enter the decadent dungeons frequented by the powerful players of Los Angeles in this sexy virtual page turner! Steven Diamond is a high-powered LA attorney by day, but by night he uses his wealth and influence to indulge his most intimate desires - including the domination and ownership of his choice of beautiful and willing female slaves. His life is a waking dream until his younger half-brother, Ray, presents him with a unique gift: The eponymous O, a mysterious and seductive submissive hedonist in search of a master deserving of her complete devotion. Master of O takes you inside the hidden world of the most privileged and indulgent elite pleasure seekers, a world at once enticingly exotic and recognizable as Steven and O navigate the dangerous territories of desire, power, and gratification in this modern classic of erotic obsession, a new addition to The Story of O saga, told for the first time from the point of view of the dominant man.  (Daedalus Publishing)

ISBN: 9781938884047
Price: $17.00

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01/10/2015 - 4:00 pm
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Randy Jurado Ertll presents and signs The Lives and Times of El Cipitio

Even a legendary, little mythical creature, like El Cipitio can do good in this world when given a second, third, or even fourth chance to redeem himself. El Cipitio comes from El Salvador and migrates through Mexico to the United States. He searches for his eccentric family, his mother, father, and long-lost twin brother, El Duende.  His father, El Cadejo, is an evil demon deported from Spain by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. He lands in Central America where he takes advantage of La Siguanaba and she gives birth to twins: El Cipitio and El Duende.  On seeing the dark-skinned, big-bellied infant El Cipitio with backward feet, she attempts to drown him. El Cipitio cannot die-he is a member of the undead. He has eternal life inherited from his evil father, El Cadejo.  El Cipitio's hatred and rage towards his mother and father is limitless. He lies, cheats, steals, and bribes his way into electoral office, becoming the mayor of Los Angeles and president of the United States. At the other end of his relentless shenanigans is La Cholita, a tough barrio homegirl who shows him the love and hope he was always wanted.  Years later, El Cipitio meets his twin brother, El Duende. They both repent and agree to put aside their gangster differences to get rid of their evil side. They have no choice, but to kidnap and murder their wicked, deadbeat father, El Cadejo.  La Siguanaba repents and becomes a very wealthy business owner by running a laundry business.  El Cipitio decides to create world peace by becoming a modern day Gandhi. He decides to semi-retire and lives a simple, happy life. But will his evil genes come back to haunt him? (Ertll Publishers)

ISBN: 9780990992905
Price: $20.00

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01/11/2015 - 3:00 pm
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Kristy Turner & Chris Miller presents and signs But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It's Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over for Dinner

Can't imagine living without cheese? Convinced that dairy-free baked goods just don't cut it? Hate the taste of tofu and not a fan of boring salads? EXCUSES, BE GONE! Blogger-author extraordinaire Kristy Turner deliciously refutes every excuse you've ever heard with 125 bursting-with-flavor vegan recipes for every meal of the day--including dessert!  If you're a waffling vegan newbie, on-the-fence vegetarian, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts. You'll find you "can "get enough protein, fit in at a potluck, learn to love cauliflower, and enjoy pizza, nachos, brownies, and more--without any animal products at all. (Even vegan pros will discover some new tricks!) Colorful photographs throughout will have you salivating over Kristy's inventive, easy-to-follow recipes. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and leave your excuses at the door! (Experiment)

ISBN: 9781615192106
Price: $23.95

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01/13/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Melissa Carroll, Neal Pollack, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Gloria Munoz, & Emily Rapp discuss and sign Going Om: Real-Life Stories on and Off the Yoga Mat

With candid, witty, and compelling experiences of yoga from renowned memoirists, including Cheryl Strayed (Wild), Claire Dederer (Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses), Dinty W. Moore (The Accidental Buddhist), Neal Pollack (Stretch: The Making of a Yoga Dude) and many others, Going Om shares a range of observations about this popular practice. Unlike books on yoga that provide instruction on technique, Going Om is a unique collection of personal narratives from celebrated authors. This anthology of original material values the quality of writing over the authors' flexibility. Ira Sukrungruang shares his heartbreaking struggle as a 375 pound yoga student discovering self-worth on his mat; Gloria Munoz explores the practice of stillness with lyrical elegance in the midst of her busy mind; Neal Pollack's signature sarcasm leads to surprising turns at yoga class with his dad; Elizabeth Kadetsky uses yogic wisdom while coping with her mother's devastating Alzheimer's. (Viva Editions)

ISBN: 9781936740864
Price: $16.95

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01/14/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Tara Ison presents and signs Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies

Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies looks at how film shapes identity. Through ten cleverly constructed essays, Ison explores how a lifetime of movie-watching has, for better or worse, taught her how to navigate the world and how to grapple with issues of career, family, faith, illness, sex, and love.   Cinema is a universal cultural experience, one that floods our senses with images and sounds, a powerful force that influences our perspective on the world around us. Ison discusses the universal aspects of film as she makes them personal, looking at how certain films across time shaped and molded who she has become. Drawing on a wide ranging catalog of films, both cult and classic, popular and art-house, Reeling Through Life examines how cinema shapes our views on how to make love, how to deal with mental illness, how to be Jewish, how to be a woman, how to be a drunk, and how to die with style.   Rather than being a means of escape or object of mere entertainment, Ison posits that cinema is a more engaging form of art, a way to slip into other identities and inhabit other realities. A way to orient oneself into the world. Reeling Though Life is a compelling look at one popular art form and how it has influenced our identities in provocative and important ways. (Soft Skull Press)

ISBN: 9781619024816
Price: $15.95

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01/15/2015 - 7:30 pm
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Dan O'Shannon presents and signs The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus

Everyone has a cross to bear. Hers has her husband on it.  Welcome to The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus a wonderfully profane and inventive chronicle of the life of humankind's most tragically overlooked spouse.  To millions, Jesus is a teacher, a leader, and the savior of mankind. Finally, his long-suffering wife gets her turn in the spotlight. Meet the woman who woke up on the wrong side of history, as translated from the scrolls that killed the Dead Sea. (William Morrow & Co.)

ISBN: 9780062340610
Price: $14.99

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01/16/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Daniel Pyne presents and signs Fifty Mice

Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime--or criminal--is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has "no clue. "   Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island--which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate--or invent--a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life.   Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way. (Blue Rider Press)

ISBN: 9780399171642
Price: $26.95

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