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Collection Development Spotlight: Af/Am

Today in the wonderful world of Macmillan Library, we’d like to tell you about some of our favorite recent Af/Am titles:

PASTOR NEEDS A BOO by Michele Andrea Bowen
Reverend Denzelle Flowers is running for Bishop, but complicating matters are his dirt digging ex-wife, a ruthless consortium of corrupted clergy who want power for themselves, and his feelings for the lovely Marsha Metcalf, a new member of the Pastor’s Aide Club. “Bowen’s newest tale has a slightly sexy, edgier feel, which will appeal to younger readers while retaining her many fans. Bowen takes her time setting up the church politics and the characters’ problems, but adds plenty of humor to keep readers going to the perfect ending.” — Booklist

DROP DEAD, GORGEOUS by J.D. Mason
Jordan Gatewood made a huge mistake when he put his hands on Lonnie Adebayo, thinking that he could get away with it. But he made an even bigger mistake by not making sure that she was dead. And now Lonnie’s out for revenge… “Mason’s characters create an addictive drama with universal themes of laying claim to family—and to the truth.” — Publishers Weekly on BEAUTIFUL, DIRTY, RICH
Look for the final novel in Mason’s riveting, sexy Gatewood family trilogy, CRAZY, SEXY, REVENGE in October 2014!

ALWAYS UNIQUE by Nikki Turner
ALWAYS UNIQUE contains three Nikki Turner novellas previously available only as eBooks starring Unique, a former criminal who falls in love and tries to build a normal, happy life despite her past. “Readers who like Turner’s earlier work will enjoy this collection, and the third novella offers a surprise twist that is especially satisfying.” — Booklist

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Happy New Year 2014!

new years kittensHappy New Year! We hope your holidays were wonderful. We're rested, rejuvenated and ready for all that 2014 will bring!

Want to know what our New Year's Resolution is? It's for all the librarians we know to participate in LibraryReads!

Do you love to read? Do people often ask you what book they should read next? Are you a public librarian? If you answered yes to all of these, then my friend, you are ready for LibraryReads.

LibraryReads logoWhat is this magical LibraryReads thing we speak of? It's a monthly list of the Top Ten newly released must-read books, voted on by librarians like you! By harnessing the value of "library staff picks" into a single nation-wide discovery tool, you can help connect books to as many readers as possible.

If you're ready to start, nominations are now being accepted for books publishing in March 2013 (due February 1). Here are some titles we recommend:

SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler
TEMPTING FATE by Jane Green
PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth
THE HAVEN by Carol Lynch Williams
THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer
DECODED by Mai Jia 
NOTORIOUS by Allison Brennan 
THE REVENANT OF THRAXTON HALL by Vaughn Entwistle
THE MIDNIGHT WITCH by Paula Brackston
THE OTHER HALF by Sarah Rayner 
ALWAYS UNIQUE by Nikki Turner 
QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DAUGHTER by Anne Clinard Barnhill 
CODE ZERO by Jonathan Maberry
I REMEMBER YOU by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
NOTES FROM THE INTERNET APOCALPYSE by Wayne Gladstone
PROVIDENCE RAG by Bruce DeSilva

To vote, you must be an Edelweiss user and registered as a public librarian. If so, then you’re all set! To recommend a title, find the book page while logged into Edelweiss and click on “Your Review.” You will see the check the “Submit to LibraryReads” box on the bottom right of that box; click on it when saving your review to nominate that title.

If you are already an Edelweiss user, and logged in, but don’t see the option to “Submit to LibraryReads” when you click on “Your Review,” you may be in an Edelweiss organization that is not classified as a public library. In this case, please email support@abovethetreeline.com for help.
If you are not an Edelweiss user, please register for Edelweiss using the Organization Type “Library – Public” to join the LibraryReads community. 

Read in any format you like–paper or digital–but please submit all your reviews electronically, via Edelweiss.

Speaking of Edelweiss, did you know you can get whitelisted* for access to Macmillan e-galleys? It's true! Here's how to get pre-approved:

1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.
2. Send Anne an email that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).
3. Wait for Anne to send you a confirmation message, then download to your heart's delight and nominate titles you love for LibraryReads

*Whitelisting is only available to librarians currently employed in the U.S. 

For more on Edelweiss, including reading recommendations, click here. Want to know even more about LibraryReads? Check out our FAQ for nomination deadlines, guidelines for writing reviews, details on how each list gets decided, and FREE marketing materials for your library. Happy reading and happy nominating!

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