How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying By Scott Starkey When luck gives a new kid a false reputation as a tough guy, can he find the strength to live up to his image? Rodney Rathbone is a self-admitted coward. Things scare him, and he can?t help it. So naturally he?s terrified when he moves to A new town and the bully is ready to pounce. But just as Rodney is about to flee, a baseball flies in from out of nowhere and knocks out the bully. Now everyone thinks Rodney?s invincible?when really he feels just the opposite. Can he figure out how to live up to his new reputation and make friends along the way? Told with warmth and heart, this debut novel from a middle-school teacher will speak to the hidden insecurities?and strengths?of every middle-grade reader.
The Lancaster Men By Janet Dailey Three years after free-spirited Shari Sutherland escaped from the Lancaster family patriarchs, she returned home because of her mother's stroke. There she was reunited with Whit Lancaster, her rugged stepbrother?and suddenly her feelings for him were anything but sisterly.But Whit wanted sole possession of the raven-haired beauty. And even as Shari rebelled against his arrogance, she knew he was the only man she would ever want... the one man whose strong touch would arouse her deepest passion! .
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse By Victor Gischler Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders oF an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon's Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s. Accompanied by his cowboy sidekick Buffalo Bill, the gorgeous stripper Sheila, and the mountain man Ted, Mortimer journeys to the lost city of Atlanta -- and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity.