Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest books and DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released today.

My Big Greek Wedding 2
Starring: Nia Vardalos
Summary: In this sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit, Toula finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married - which, of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding so they can officially tie the knot.  Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her marriage to Ian, and is heartbroken when her daughter Paris says she wants to go to a distant college in order to get away from her overbearing clan.

How to Get Away with Murder: Season 2
Starring: Viola Davis
Summary: Annalise Keating, law professor and criminal defense attorney at Middleton University, selects five students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Micahela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo - along with Annalise's employees Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom.  But at Keating's firm, she's about to put her students to the ultimate tests as they stay ahead of the authorities, avoid getting caught, and all the while, try to manage the secrets in Keating's closet.

The Pursuit: (Fox & O'Hare Series #5)
Author: Janet Evanovich
Summary: Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii.  What the kidnapper doesn't know is that Nick has been secretly working for the FBI.  It isn't long before Nick's covert partner, Special Agent Kate O'Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.  When she catches up with him, the two must mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they've ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions.

A Sinful Calling
Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Summary: Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Rev. Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the center of his living room.  Today he's pastor of a 1,000+ member congregation, and new members are joining weekly.  Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint.  Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago-consumed with money, power, and lots of women.  His family may have let bygones be bygones, but they continue to keep their distance.  All but Alicia, the daughter of Curtis Black who leaves his church to join Dillon's.  She's been forgiven for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer she had an affair with, but once Alicia realizes they will never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less and less.  She and Levi are truly happy, however, guilt from her betrayal of Phillip and its aftermath casts a shadow over their wedded bliss.  But when Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don't see coming.

Born of Legend (The League: Nemesis Rising Series #9)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Summary: Hunted.  Hated.  Betrayed.  Dagger Ixur is on the run for his life.  As one of the most recognizable members of his royal house, he has a bounty on his head that guarantees him no quarter from any friend or even family.  But surrender isn't in him.  He will fight to the bitter end.  A resolve that is sorely tested when he narrowly escapes a trap that leaves him severely wounded.  With what he believes is his dying breath, he saves a boy born to an extinct race from a group out to enslave the kid for his legendary abilities.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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