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Entertainment Gifts 2013 - Entertainment Gift Guide Roundup for 2013

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Summer Broadway Boot Camp For Kids In Hollywood

The Award Winning Jaxx Educational Theatre School

Description: Jaxx Theatricals, Inc./Jaxx Educational Theatre School was commissioned by the U.S. State Department as a Cultural Envoy representing American Musical Theatre. This gift is for seven weeks of classes during the summer held Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 7 to 17 year olds. Enjoy a staff of industry professionals specializing in developing self-expression, self-esteem, and creativity through song, dance, and theatre, which culminates in a final musical extravaganza!

Price: $1,400.00 Visit the Website

Casio Privia Pro PX-5S

Casio Privia Pro PX-5S

Description: The newly developed Privia Pro PX-5S is a genuine stage piano, advanced MIDI controller and performance instrument packed with functions that set it apart from other digital pianos. Equipped with Casio’s new proprietary sound source, “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the PX-5S delivers acoustic piano sounds with unmatched realism and detail. The power of AiR is also applied to an all new set of authentic vintage electric piano sounds and clavinets that is paired by a powerful new effects engine giving the PX-5S an arsenal of both acoustic and electric piano sounds. In addition, the PX-5S features a large assortment of fully programmable sounds, including Hex Layer tones derived from the award winning XW-P1 synthesizer. Hex Layers can produce evocative synth sounds as well as complex acoustic and orchestral simulations.

Price: $1,399.00 Visit the Website

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

Star Trek Pedestal and Contents

Description: This expansive history covers the first 150 years of the United Federation of Planets—the intergalatic democracy that governs the Star Trek universe. With more than 50 previously unseen documents—letters, treaty excerpts, and intelligence reports—highlighting historic moments that began it all, this gorgeously illustrated history of the Federation gives fans new insight into the Star Trek universe. The 176-page deluxe volume, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, is housed in a sleek display pedestal that features electronic lights and audio narration provided by famed actor George Takei, the original Hikaru Sulu.

Price: $98.99 to $99.00 Visit the Website

Box Set Of “Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 & 3” On DVD & Blu-ray

Limited Edition Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Box Set on DVD

Description: This limited edition box set includes the first three seasons of this Golden Globe® and multi-Emmy Award®-winning series, bringing “Downton Abbey” from pre-war England through the storms of World War I and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s as the lives of its inhabitants are shaped by romance and heartbreak, ambition and betrayal. In addition to featuring more than three hours of previously released bonus video, including “Downton Abbey: The Making of,” “Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama,” and much more, the set includes the bonus disc “Secrets of Highclere Castle.” This one-hour documentary steps inside the castle featured in “Downton Abbey.” “Downton Abbey” is a Carnival/MASTERPIECE Co-Production.

Price: $89.99 to $99.99 Visit the Website

POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER Graphic Novels (box Set For All Ages)

POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SET (graphic novels)

Description: POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SET from VIZ media is Rated “A” for All Ages For the POKÉMON lover - VIZ Media releases the POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SE. The excitement continues! Complete your POKÉMON ADVENTURES collection with volumes 8-14 of the venerable series in this box set that also includes a collectible poster. Catch more exciting Pokémon adventures starring Gold and his rival Silver! First someone steals Gold's backpack full of Poké Balls (and Pokémon!). Then someone steals Prof. Elm's Totodile. Can Gold catch the thief – or thieves?! Keep an eye on Team Rocket, Gold... Could they be behind this crime wave? US: $49.99 / Canada: $56.99 CAN

Price: $49.99 to $56.99 Visit the Website

INUYASHA THE FINAL ACT SET 1 •- Anime (DVD)

INUYASHA THE FINAL ACT SET 1

Description: INUYASHA THE FINAL ACT SET 1 Kagome is an ordinary schoolgirl who finds her destiny linked to the half demon Inuyasha and the powerful Shikon Jewel. In their quest to restore the shattered Shikon Jewel, Inuyasha and Kagome face their ultimate enemy, the demon mastermind Naraku. Meanwhile, Sesshomaru learns the truth behind his sword Tenseiga, and Kikyo discovers a secret that could defeat Naraku! With the jewel nearly complete and in enemy hands, the race to collect the remaining shards intensifies, and an epic battle is brewing on the horizon! Box Set contains episodes 1-12. From VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America. •Rated “T” for Teens • DVD: $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 Canada Blu-ray: $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 Canada www.viz.com

Price: $44.82 to $66.15 Visit the Website

Tiger & Bunny Anime DVD Set For Teens

Tiger & Bunny anime DVD set from VIZ Media

Description: Don’t miss this thrilling story of two polar opposites working to fight evil! TIGER & BUNNY the latest anime DVD set from VIZ Media puts a new spin on the classic superhero while incorporating lots of action, comedy, and drama into a unique story about a most unlikely friendship. Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called “NEXTs” protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (AKA Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new rookie Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible. Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, each with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the “Ouroboros,” and earn enough points to become this year’s “King of Heroes.” The 2-disc set, contains Episodes 1-13 of the 26-episode action/sci-fi series, 2.0 stereo audio options as well as bonus features including production art and the original Japanese trailer. The Blu-ray edition features 1080p High Definition video, English and Japanese DTS-HD Audio as well as English subtitles, a special Making of TIGER & BUNNY segment, logo and production art, and the original Japanese trailer for the series. Rated T for teens/TV-14, $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN, and a Blu-ray MSRP of $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN.

Price: $44.82 to $66.15 Visit the Website

ANIME ACTION SERIES NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN On DVD And BLU-RAY (rated TV-14 )

NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN © Hiroshi Shiibashi / SHUEISHA, Nurari Project (TV-14)

Description: Anime fans get a new dose of supernatural anime action in the new DVD (and Blu-ray) from VIZ Media- based on the best-selling manga (graphic novel) series- NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN. This fantasy adventure series is about a young man who is part human and part supernatural demon is and The new 2-disc set features Episodes 1-13 presented with original Japanese (with English subtitles) and English dubbed dialogue options. DVD bonus features include production art and the official U.S. trailer. The Blu-ray edition features a color production art gallery, clean opening and the official U.S. trailer. Rikuo Nura is an average middle school student by day and yokai (a supernatural demon) by night. He’s not just any yokai – he is the grandson of Nurarihyon, the Supreme Commander of the Nura clan! Rikuo wants to live a normal life. However, his grandfather wants him to succeed as the rightful heir. When an inter-clan conflict threatens the stability within their organization, Rikuo must decide whether he will live his life as a human or accept his yokai heritage. Anime fans everywhere are going to love the action-packed storyline which incorporates elements from Japanese mythology and updates them into a kinetic new supernatural adventure. DVD $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 Canada and a Blu-ray $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 Canada

Price: $44.82 to $66.15 Visit the Website

LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE Set 1 Anime On DVD And BLU-RAY

LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE © Lagrange Project

Description: Science fiction and anime fans will love this 2-disc set featuring the first 12 episodes of the anime series LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE depicting the adventures of a 17 year-old girl whose mission becomes to defend her city from invading space aliens. Take a journey to the coastal city of Kamogawa, Madoka an energetic high school girl, who is one never to turn down a request for help, has her life turned upside down when she's asked by a mysterious girl named Lan to defend the city from invading space aliens. Madoka agrees to pilot the resurrected Vox robot, and life will never be the same! This new visually rich DVD and Blu-ray release hosts a cast of stylish lead characters and innovatively conceived robots. The series delivers a colorful and spunky mix of action, comedy, drama and science fiction filled with interstellar alien battles, laughs and fun. Produced by Studio XEBEC, created by the famed animation studio, Production I.G. and directed by Tatsuo Sato. The robots were designed in collaboration with Nissan Motor Co., LTD's creative team and selected from more than 60 designs from an internal Nissan design competition. Bonus features include: Production Art, Clean Opening & Ending sequences, as well as 6 extra “Omake” shorts. The set features both original Japanese (with English subtitles) and dubbed English dialogue options. This anime is rated ‘TV-MA’ for Mature Audiences DVD: $44.82 U.S. – Canada - $43.24 / Blu-ray: $54.97 U.S. Canada $66.15 To view trailer: http://youtu.be/vsEkel0pFYw

Price: $44.82 to $66.15 Visit the Website

New Anime For Teens - NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN SET 2 On DVD & Blue-Ray From VIZ Media

NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN © Hiroshi Shiibashi /SHUEISHA, Nurari Project

Description: In NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN Set 2, Rikuo Nura is an average middle school student by day and yokai (a supernatural demon) by night. He’s not just any yokai – he is the grandson of Nurarihyon, the Supreme Commander of the Nura clan! The Nura Clan faces a menacing new threat: the 88 Demons of Shikoku, led by Inugamigyobu-Tanuki Tamazuki! Tamazuki sets his plan in motion to weaken the Nura Clan by targeting their key source of power – the local deities of Ukiyoe Town. In the absence of Supreme Commander Nurarihyon, Rikuo’s resolve to become the Third Heir is put to the test, as he must unite the clan to face Tamazuki and his malicious weapon the Devil’s Blade! This inter-clan conflict threatens the stability within their organization, Rikuo must decide whether he will live his life as a human or accept his yokai heritage. Based on the bestselling NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN manga series created by Hiroshi Shiibashi. 2-disc set features Episodes 14-26 (bonus material includes production art and an official trailer.) Rated ‘TV-14’ DVD - $44.82 U.S.- $43.24 Canada Blu-ray - $54.97 - $66.15 Canada

Price: $44.82 to $66.15 Visit the Website

Treat An Art Lover To Layla Fanucci's Book Of Cityscapes

Layla Fanucci City of Dreams Unabridged

Description: For the art lover and decor fanatic alike, "City of Dreams Unabridged 1999-2011" is the perfect gift. The pages display renowned artist Layla Fanucci’s large-scale abstracts of powerful cityscapes. Over the past 14 years, her work has inspired romantic ideas of travel and adventure. These imaginative, energetic paintings have been exhibited in more than 200 shows at galleries and museums worldwide and are held in private collections across the United States and abroad. This book of Layla's work will continue to inspire the art-loving nomad in all of us, read after read.

Price: $39.95 Visit the Website

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Graphic Novel BOX SET For All Ages

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE BOX SET graphic novels from VIZ Media

Description: For the POKÉMON fan - VIZ Media releases the POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE graphic novel BOX SET rated "A" for all ages. Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White in this box set of eight volumes! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet next?! US: $34.99 / Canada: $39.99

Price: $34.99 to $39.99 Visit the Website

Please Me Game

Please Me Game

Description: Please Me is a mature board game that is unlike anything on the market – it is a mature board game that can be the catalyst for healing a struggling marriage, for creating more communication and intimacy in even the most strongest of relationships, or just for having a night of amazing fun with your partner. You can use Please Me as a tool for teaching your partner more about what you want and need (do you miss having your hand held? Do you need something sweet whispered in your ear?), or it can be used to reignite a spark that may have gone cold, or that struggles to find a spark with a house full of kids all day. You can make your Please Me game G-rated, or whatever you and your partner choose as each game is completely custom to the choices the couple makes. Having been successfully used by marriage and sex therapists and with many, many happy couples now behind it, the creators of Please Me invite you to explore your intimate and sensual side in a whole new way, and enjoy being pleased like never before!

Price: $34.99 to $39.99 Visit the Website

Unique New Release Is Both Literary Fiction And Musical Concept Album Combined

Classical Musician and Composer Strikes a New Chord with the Written Word

Description: David Houston wanted to take readers from what a book is, to what a book can be and the result is his unique new release, Fugue, a work of literary fiction coupled with a downloadable six track, musical concept album. Fugue blends dystopian, romantic, and suspense elements within a plot-driven narrative that spans thirty years of time and moves across four continents, unfolding primarily in New York City, Seville, and Afghanistan and is carried by three main, beautifully-created and unforgettable characters who face a dramatic, life-changing event around the age of eighteen, setting them upon a path that irrevocably intertwines their story and romantic involvement – for better and for worse. The plot then shifts in a dystopian direction halfway through the story after terrorist attacks redefine the geopolitical landscape of not only the United States, but the entire world. The music, which accompanies the book, is extremely diverse, ranging from rock to classical to metal to singer/songwriter. It was designed to include three vocalists to personify the three characters, along with acoustic and electric guitars, piano, cello, bass and drums. His lyrics, both original and adaptations of famous poems, always relate to the central themes expressed in the book.

Price: $29.95 Visit the Website

"The Boogie Trapp" - A Novel By Kerry Copeland Smith

"The Boogie Trapp" - a novel by Kerry Copeland Smith

Description: The Boogie Trapp is the story of two young boys—Charles Edward “Trapper” Trapp and the aptly-nicknamed, born-under-a-bad-sign Boogie Smith, the novel’s narrator—and that day, decades ago, when time almost stopped for the boys. When the novel opens, it’s over a half century later and time finally has stopped—at least for one. Protagonist and narrator Smith, now 72, recounts the day he receives word that his old friend Trapper has passed away. But there is more—far more—than simply grieving the loss of his friend. Weeks later, just as he knew he would, Smith receives a letter from Trapper reminding him to complete what Trapper calls “the last and most important mission” of his life. Completing that mission means rewinding to April 1949 in Black Creek, Alabama, a small coal mining town just north of Birmingham. Like most of the mining towns of its day, Black Creek has long since vanished, but a dark memory remains. And what follows is the story of that day, April 9, 1949. The day when everything changed. A mesmerizing and chilling debut, The Boogie Trapp will grab readers on the first page and not let go.

Price: $29.95 Visit the Website

Couple's Key Chains

RedEnvelope Couples Key Chain

Description: Cupid’s signature holiday is an ideal time to show some lover to your significant others, family and friends, but don’t forget yourself! With gifts that run the gamut from playful to personalized to praiseworthy, RedEnvelope has got your number. Gift this Couple's Key Chain to your one and only on Valentine's Day so you can keep a piece of each other everywhere you go.

Price: $29.95 Visit the Website

Bad Boy: My Life On And Off The Canvas By Eric Fischl And Michael Stone

© Eric Fischl by Gérard Rondeau 1993.jpg

Description: In BAD BOY, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming-of-age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and ‘80s. With notorious and controversial paintings such as Bad Boy and Sleepwalker, Fischl joined the front ranks of America artists in a high-octane downtown art scene that included Andy Warhol, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and others. But it was a world of fashion, fame, cocaine, and alcohol that for a time threatened to destroy all that Fischl had achieved.

Price: $26.00 Visit the Website

The Mysterious Plane Crash That Killed Hollywood Icon Carole Lombard And 21 Others

Fireball: Carole Lombard & the Mystery of Flight 3

Description: Set for publication on January 16th 2014, Robert Matzen’s sixth book Fireball: Carole Lombard & the Mystery of Flight 3, published by Good-Knight Books will be released on the 72nd Anniversary of the mysterious plane crash that killed Carole and 21 others. Five weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hollywood comedy actress Carole Lombard, wife of the world’s most popular movie star, Clark Gable, journeyed by train from southern California to sell war bonds and stamps in her native state, Indiana. After selling $2M in bonds in a single day, Lombard defied U.S. government orders to stay off planes and attempted to fly back to Hollywood aboard a commercial DC-3 that crashed 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada on the evening of January 16, 1942. Also killed were three flight crew members, fifteen U.S. Army Air Corps personnel, and three other civilians, including Carole Lombard’s mother and Clark Gable’s publicist at MGM. Based on 2,000 pages of government and TWA records, and new, never before seen interviews and research, this gripping page-turner recounts the story of the people on the plane, those left behind and the first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue.

Price: $24.95 Visit the Website

PEPITA: INOUE MEETS GAUDI

PEPITA: INOUE MEETS GAUDI from VIZ Media

Description: Antoni Gaudi was the world leader of Catalan modernist movement in architecture. Takehiko Inoue is one of the premier manga artists in the world. Inoue's journey to Spain and to the world of Gaudi is half travel memoir, half art book, and all beauty. Takehiko Inoue is one of Japan's leading manga artists, and he has long been obsessed with the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Pepita is a travel memoir about Inoue's travels to Catalan, the people he meets, and the stunning architecture he experiences. It's also an art book of the highest quality, constructed and framed by a leading practitioner of Japanese comics. Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike— Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. US price $24.99 / Canada price $28.99 ISBN-13: 9781421552743 Publisher: VIZ Media 108 Pages/ Soft cover

Price: $24.00 to $28.99 Visit the Website

"UP And IN: Seven Keys To Unlocking Your Potential" By Steve Kubicek

"UP and IN" By Steve Kubicek

Description: A powerful book with a simple premise, Up and In presents a self-guided tour to adopting the Up-and-In point of view—a powerful, transformative, uplifted, inspired mindset that turns down-and-out attitudes upside down. Drawing on a wellspring of personal experiences, insights from those who provided inspiration, as well as Biblical wisdom, Kubicek crafted Up and In, an exceptional collection of 42 daily readings designed to inspire, encourage, challenge, renew, and uplift. With gentle humor, uplifting anecdotes, inspiring quotes, and Scripture woven throughout, Up and In takes readers on a rich, rewarding, and meaningful journey of reflection, discovery, and transformation. Resplendent with simple truths and powerful personal testimony, timeless Scripture and timely insights, Up and In reveals the seven keys to unlocking one’s potential. Moreover, each reading includes a special “Discovering Treasure” recap designed to encourage readers to dig deeper and give thoughtful consideration to the day’s message. Uplifting and affirming, Up and In addresses such issues as: uncovering true worth and potential; confronting damaging thinking and habits; developing the tools to rebound from setbacks; outlining the path for discovering significance and more.

Price: $22.95 Visit the Website

Hayao Miyazaki’s Whimsical Animated Family Fantasy MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO PICTURE BOOK (New Edition- With New Cover Design)

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Picture Book (Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) © 1988 Nibariki - G)

Description: Parents and children will enjoy reliving Totoro's magical adventures in this new edition of this treasured family fantasy with character dialogue and scene-by-scene illustrations featuring artwork taken directly from the animated classic in this full-color book. This beloved story is about eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei – they have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds--and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another. MY NEGHBOR TOTORO is an internationally popular property that has generated a colorful array of toys, books and collectables. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment recently released the DVD of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most celebrated anime directors-directing such notable films as Spirited Away, (which won the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film,) Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more-all of which have received great international acclaim. Hayao Miyazaki books are published in English under VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library imprint. VIzmedia.com

Price: $19.99 to $22.99 Visit the Website

Can A Person Be Both LGBT And Religious?

An Unspoken Compromise

Description: Rizi Xavier Timane has a message for the world and for the LGBT community in particular, “God loves you just the way you are.” For centuries, misguided individuals and entire societies have used religious texts to condemn and persecute minorities and anyone perceived as “different,” and as a transgendered minister and a person of color, Dr. Timane has experienced such discrimination and hatred firsthand. In An Uncommon Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith, he shares the struggles he’s gone through since childhood to find his own identity and his place in the world—especially in his parents’ strict Christian religion. “Many LGBT persons want to know God and have some form of spirituality but they have been discouraged by religious abuse. This is wrong, unfortunate and usually based on biblical misinterpretation. It is important for the LGBT community to know that there exists a spiritual path for them in which God loves ALL people regardless of gender or sexual identity,” says Timane. What he’s found and what he shares in this book is that one person can change the world by telling people the truth about God’s unconditional love for us all. “It all begins with loving yourself just as you are. That is God’s way, and it can be, it must be ours as well,” Dr. Timane adds.

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE WILL OF FIRE • - DVD (Anime)

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE WILL OF FIRE

Description: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE WILL OF FIRE • In the latest NARUTO feature film, four ninjas with Kekkei Genkai justsu abilities that have been guarding the Hidden Villages of Cloud, Stone, Mist and Sand mysteriously disappear from their respective villages. The Land of Fire comes under suspicion as it is the only country to have suffered no loss. Mounting suspicion among the four countries could potentially set off the 4th Great Ninja War. In the Hidden Leaf Village, Tsunade orders her men to keep strict guard and to try to find out what really happened. At the same time, it turns out that Kakashi has left the village. The bad news deeply disturbs Naruto and his friends. Rated “T” for Teens • $19.98 U.S. / $24.98 Canada and Blu-ray: $24.98 U.S. / $27.50 Canada •

Price: $19.98 to $27.50 Visit the Website

BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I-THE EGG OF THE KING-anime DVD (for Adults-Ages 18 And Up)

BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING anime from VIZ Media Rated

Description: Combining a foreboding medieval European-inspired setting with fantasy and exquisitely detailed swordsmanship, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I– THE EGG OF THE KING follows lone mercenary Guts as he travels the land where a hundred-year-old war is taking place. His ferocity and ability to take down enemies attracts the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group “The Band of the Hawk,” and Guts is recruited to the unit. Thanks to their continued victories on the battlefield, the bond between Guts and Griffith deepens, but despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith’s dream. Unknown to Guts, this unyielding dream is about to bestow a horrible fate on them both. Based on the ongoing manga (graphic novel) series by Kentaro Miura which debuted in Japan in 1989 and quickly drew a devoted following, selling over 30 million copies worldwide. The BERSERK series has also inspired a popular anime television series, a variety of related video games, collectable figures, toys, music soundtracks and this current BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC film trilogy. Rated for Mature Audiences (Adults ages 18 and up) price $19.98 U.S. / $24.98 Canada and a Blu-ray $24.98 U.S. / $27.50 Canada.

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BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II- THE BATTLE FOR DOLDREY For Fans Ages 18 And Up.

BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II- THE BATTLE FOR DOLDREY/BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC © Kentarou Miura (Studio Gaga) Hakusensha/Berserk Film Partners

Description: New Anime release - BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II- THE BATTLE FOR DOLDREY- from VIZ Media- Anime fans won't want to miss this action packed sweeping epic of BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II- THE BATTLE FOR DOLDREY as The Band of the Hawk faces an army 30,000 strong in an effort to take the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey in the exciting second chapter of the BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC trilogy. For three years, Guts (a battle-hardened mercenary) believed his mission was to pursue Griffith's (leader of the Band of the Hawk mercenary group) dream together with him through all the fierce battles and struggles. But in order to become Griffith's equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will have to leave the Band of the Hawk. At the same time, a bloody battle to capture the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey from the Empire of Chuder is about to begin. The BERSERK series combines a foreboding medieval European-inspired setting with fantasy and exquisitely detailed swordsmanship. Based on the manga series (which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide) and has inspired a television series, video games, collectable figures, toys and music soundtracks. Rated ‘M’ for Mature Audiences DVD -$19.98 U.S. - $24.98 Canada Blu-ray - $24.98 U.S. - $27.50 Canada

Price: $19.98 to $27.50 Visit the Website

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER On DVD And BLUE RAY

NARUTO movie© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO /2007 SHIPPUDEN © NMP 2010

Description: VIZ Media brings back the world's most popular ninja in his 7th animated feature film. Anime lovers will love this action-packed time-travelling adventure as they take an amazing journey back in time as Naruto tries to save a noble Queen. In NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER rogue ninja Mukade is about to be caught by Naruto's team when he uses an ancient power to turn back time! Naruto gets caught up and is sent back in time to the city of Loran, known for its thousand towers, and encounters the future Fourth Hokage on a top-secret mission, and the Queen of Loran, whose rule is threatened by Mukade. Will Naruto will be able to return to his own time and if a chance encounter in the past save the future? Be sure to pick up this exciting new DVD to find out....(no spoilers here!) Includes special (hilarious) animated short - NARUTO AND THE THREE WISHES and the original Japanese theatrical trailers. Rated TV-14 DVD $19.98 U.S.-$24.98 Canada Blu-ray $24.98 U.S.-$27.50 Canada Naruto.com VIZ.com

Price: $19.98 to $27.50 Visit the Website

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: KYUREM VS. THE SWORD OF JUSTICE On DVD (rated ‘TV-Y7-F7’)

© 2013 Pokémon. © 1998-2012 PIKACHU PROJECT. TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo

Description: Sure to thrill POKÉMON fans of all ages - VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, brings an exotic new animated POKÉMON adventure that can be enjoyed by the entire family-POKÉMON THE MOVIE: KYUREM VS. THE SWORD OF JUSTICE. In the latest exciting POKÉMON feature film adventure, Ash and friends spot an injured Pokémon they don’t recognize during a train trip. They’re planning a rescue when the train is attacked by the Lengendary Kyurem! Ash and the others manage to get the unfamiliar Pokémon to safety, and they learn its story… The Mythical Pokémon Keldeo is on a mission to rescue its friends – Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion, the Swords of Justice – from Kyurem’s icy clutches. But Kyurem has other ideas, and when it transforms into Black Byurem or White Kyurem, for greater power, things look grim! Can Keldeo find the courage to stand up to this menace? (A tie-in manga/graphic novel edition is also available under the VIZ Kids imprint, rated ‘A’ for All Ages)

Price: $19.97 to $24.98 Visit the Website

New Book Streamlines California Wine Country Travel

The California Directory of Fine Wineries, Central Coast (Second Edition)

Description: How do you visit 300+ California wineries in 3 days?? The Dilemma—Most wine tasting holidays last for only an extended weekend. With over 300 wineries in California’s burgeoning Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles wine country… where do you go? How do you choose? The biggest mistake visitors make is wasting precious time trying to navigate this vast maze of choices by themselves. But help is on the way… Enter The California Directory of Fine Wineries, Second Edition—the latest release in the bestselling travel series from California wine travel insider Tom Silberkleit. It’s designed to maximize your vacation time while helping to create lasting memories in California’s “new frontier” wine country! Writers K. Reka Badger and Cheryl Crabtree reveal winery back-stories and concise tools for quick and easy travel planning. Photographer Robert Holmes takes readers on a stunning visual expedition of each winery. He’s been named Travel Photographer of the Year a record three times. Not meant to be an encyclopedia, The California Directory of Fine Wineries is a stylish, lightweight, hardcover book that’s easy-to-use and portable. Carry it with you in your car or pack it in your suitcase — and let your California wine-venture begin!

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Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show (DVD For Children Ages 2-6) From The Mother Company

Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show DVD for children ages 2-6

Description: Award-winning “Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show” helps young children understand, appropriately express, and move through their feelings in a fun, stylish, and engaging way. Adorable host, Ruby, guides children (ages 2-6) on a magical journey of learning through art projects, hilarious interviews with real kids, original music, old-school animated sequences and the Garden Theater puppet show-within-a-show. Featuring the voice of Mel Brooks and the music of kindie rocker Elizabeth Mitchell. From The Mother Company a children’s multi-media company, devoted to helping parents raise good people. The Ruby’s Studio imprint is designed to help children with their social and emotional learning. In addition to it's Ruby's Studio products, The Mother Company includes a comprehensive parenting advice website (www.TheMotherCo.com,) which helps parents find the tools and discussions to alleviate some of the stress of everyday parenting. The website features world-renowned expert articles from the likes of parenting guru/authors Dr. Andrew Weil, Kim John Payne, and Dr. Laura Berman, on topics of discipline, behavior, and family harmony.

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CHILLING NEW NOVEL TAKES READERS ON A HELL RIDE THROUGH NEW YORK CITY’S SUBWAY SYSTEM

“…a diversion from the clichéd thriller…delivers moments of sheer creepiness.” - Kirkus Reviews

Description: F.M. Kearney’s assignments took him all over town via subway, particularly through the dimly lit and sparsely populated stations that comprise the “real” New York City subway system – making it the perfect setting for his chilling new release, They Only Come Out at Night. With an opening chapter that readers won’t soon forget, the thriller tells a tale of terror that reigns deep beneath the streets of New York City. The subway system is plagued by a series of unsolved, bizarre and particularly gruesome murders. A young man is found in a Brooklyn station with his heart crudely ripped out of his chest. The headless body of a conductor is discovered inside the locked cab of a Number 6 train in lower Manhattan. Authorities blame these, as well as several other equally macabre crimes, on the city's growing, and increasingly aggressive homeless population. Melissa Manning, however, isn't buying that explanation. Having experienced a personal tragedy in the subway years ago, Melissa is definitely no stranger to the violence that can occur underground...but this is different. Not only can she feel the presence of an evil entity...she knows it's just a matter of time before it comes after her.

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Award-Winning Novels By Elaine Wolf,

CAMP by Elaine Wolf, "The Anti-Bullying Novelist" (authorelainewolf.com)

Description: CAMP is a young adult coming-of-age novel about a high school girl who faces bullying at summer camp as she begins to discover the truth about her mother, who holds a dark secret. CAMP was given "a perfect 10!" by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), and it was named a first place winner by the Forward National Literature Award Committee. In addition, CAMP appears on "Publishers Weekly Bullying Resources: A Selected Listing." Booklist says CAMP is "tough to stop reading...rings sadly true." The novel is appropriate for teens and adults alike, and it's a great story for parents and teens to share. DANNY'S MOM is a novel about a mother who risks her career and her marriage when she speaks out against bullying and homophobia in the explosive high school in which she works. A review in The Denver Post states: "You think only students have to deal with bullying and backstabbing in high school? Think again. Wolf's heroine, a guidance counselor, fights back." Other reviewers say, "Wolf writes with insight and authority about an issue that society cannot afford to ignore" and call DANNY'S MOM "a must read" for everyone who cares about children and education. CAMP and DANNY'S MOM were each selected as a Book of the Month by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, New York, which honored the author, Elaine Wolf, with its 2013 Community Upstander Award. For more information, please visit authorelainewolf.com.

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Fairy Birds Book

Fairy Birds Book

Description: Have you ever wondered where Fairy Godmothers came from? They come from a Fairy Bird of course! Fairy Birds are Fairy Godmothers in training.They go to Fairy Godmother school to learn the secrets of how to become one. In each book of the Fairy Bird series, the little Fairy Birds learn how to grow one of the six colorful feathers they need to become Fairy Godmothers. In this first book, the Fairy Birds go on a soaring adventure to grow their first colorful feather, the pink "Givie" feather, which they grow as they give to others. The book is full of infectious illustrations, delightful color, fashionable characters and a secret message--to just give a little--that is captivating children across the globe. The twin sister authors, Heather Fujikawa and Heidi Andrews, wrote this book series to provide a fun, positive experience in children's literature where children can learn great characteristics like giving, loving, kindness and others in a fun and adventurous way in their book series. The book series and brand comes to life in such a fun way with the author's Fairy Birds blog which shares giving ideas and videos and which spotlights little Fairy Birds readers that are echoing the message of the book through their real life examples of how they are giving to others in and around their own homes.

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AllyCat The Ballet Cat DVD - For Children To Learn Ballet

AllyCat the Ballet Cat DVD Starring Diana Vishneva & Allyson Tang

Description: Acclaimed Russian Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva is bringing her talent, artistry and enthusiasm to children in an all-new educational DVD “AllyCat the Ballet Cat,” set for release on Aug. 13. Pre orders for the DVD are now being taken at www.Arzura.com. Directed by noted filmmaker Ash Baron Cohen, “Ally Cat the Ballet Cat,” also features film producer/ballet dancer Allyson Tang, who plays Ally Cat, a superhero for children who joins Vishneva in helping children learn ballet using humor, imagination and comprehensive ballet techniques. By taking on the character of AllyCat, the cat superhero who loves to dance ballet with children, Tang provides an imaginative and entertaining persona that connects with children and parents by showing that children who never heard of ballet can learn and perform many of its basic techniques.

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GRITTY MEMOIR BURSTS THE GLAMORIZED BUBBLE OF HOLLYWOOD’S “WISEGUYS”

Rumble in Brooklyn is one of those all-too-rare books that combine history and art with intelligence, heart, and wit. If you want to know the way it really was, “Rumble” will show you. Outstanding. — Warren Murphy, screenwriter, The Eiger Sanction,

Description: A fat, four-eyed kid somehow finds himself growing up in the toughest and most Mafia-filled slum in the country. From surviving protection rackets at the age of five, violent anti-Semitism, and brutal gang wars, Rumble in Brooklyn goes straight into East New York to depict the street-fighting childhood of New York Times acclaimed crime writer Joseph Trigoboff. During the 1950’s and 60’s, he not only knew, but exchanged blows with members of street gangs that were headed by future “Goodfellas.” Rumble in Brooklyn tells the story of Trigoboff’s poignant, violent coming of age amidst the brutal bigotry of East New York – the most violent neighborhood in the toughest town in America – and the favorite dumping ground for any self-respecting Mafioso. Challenged daily to fights with bigger and stronger opponents in an environment that was always threatening and always changing, Rumble describes the enduring power of friendship as Jewish street kids fought together against anti-Semitic neighborhood gangs such as the New Lots Boys, Fountain & Pitkin the El Tones and the Roman Lords. But Rumble is also a tale about a father-son relationship that was not based on a love of sports, but his father’s love of literature. Lee Trigoboff, nicknamed Samson and Popeye for his immense strength, not only taught young Joe how to fight and survive on the streets, but also encouraged his son’s love of reading and writing.

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Simon's Cat Vs. The World

Simon's Cat vs. the World by Simon Tofield

Description: With over 360 million hits on YouTube, Simon’s Cat is a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon. Fans from all over the world have fallen for this adorable but anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed. Simon Tofield’s beautiful drawings and warm humor come alive on the page in this irresistibly charming book—an outgrowth of the enormously popular short films featured on YouTube. Simon’s Cat proved his authority in the house. He returned victorious from his adventures beyond the garden fence. He prevailed after the chaotic arrival of a new kitten in Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos. Now he takes on the world! Illustrated in glorious full color, this volume explodes from the page with mesmerizing levels of detail. Includes a full-color sticker sheet as well as a bonus how-to-draw guide.

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Simon's Cat In Kitten Chaos

Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos by Simon Tofield

Description: With over 200 million hits on YouTube, Simon’s Cat is a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon. Fans from all over the world have fallen for this adorable but anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed. Simon Tofield’s beautiful drawings and warm humor come alive on the page in this irresistible humor book—an outgrowth of the enormously popular short films featured on YouTube. Like all great cartoon creations, from Peanuts to Asterix, from Garfield to Tintin, Simon’s Cat has continued to evolve by introducing new characters and new story lines. After the runaway success of the first two books (Simon’s Cat and Simon’s Cat: Beyond the Fence), Simon welcomes a cuddly new addition to the family in the form of Simon’s Kitten, who is sure to delight Simon’s millions of fans.

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Lori Duron's Poignant, Heartbreaking, And Laugh-out-loud Funny Memoir Raising My Rainbow

Raising My Rainbow chronicles the daily joys, struggles, and sometimes embarrassments of raising a gender-creative child.

Description: Lori Duron’s Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son (Broadway Books; September 3, 2013), based on her incredibly popular blog of the same name and featuring a foreword by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, is the first memoir written by a mother that chronicles the daily joys, struggles, and sometimes embarrassments of raising a gender-creative child. Once it became clear that her little boy was happier shopping in the pink aisles of the toy store and preferred Snow White to Superman for his Halloween costume, Lori decided she and her husband needed to shift their parenting perspective—and also needed help figuring out how to encourage their little boy who liked girl things to stay true to himself, all while protecting him from a world that isn’t comfortable challenging gender norms. In Raising My Rainbow, Lori offers a heartfelt and beautifully rendered memoir as well as an important look into the more serious issues that come with parenting a gender-creative child, including understanding the differences between sex, gender, and sexuality, and how society’s interpretation of gender norms (from the toys we give our children to the colors we think they should be attracted to) affected her and her husband’s parenting decisions.

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Unbridled Greed By Barry Johnson

"Unbridled Greed" by Barry Johnson

Description: A sizzling debut thriller that exposes the seamy and unscrupulous world of health care fraud, Unbridled Greed features protagonist Bryan Hampton, a longtime Department of Justice investigator. A tough, tenacious DOJ investigator, Bryan Hampton is hot on the trail of a greedy doctor suspected of insurance fraud. But when this major medical fraud investigation is suddenly and shockingly derailed by politics, greed, and bribes, Hampton decides he's had enough of Chicago's dirty politics and cronyism—let alone fighting corruption on both sides. Hampton transfers to Las Vegas and teams with Paul Dixon, with whom he shares a common goal: aggressively fighting the health care fraud and abuse that victimizes countless patients and robs every American household of thousands of dollars each year. Soon, Hampton and his team uncover a massive fraud scheme operating beneath the bright lights of Sin City. But this highly organized and highly sophisticated band of fraudsters will stop at nothing—violence, torture, and even murder. As he launches a pulse-quickening quest for justice, Hampton will realize the peril of fighting this good fight. This might be the fight of Bryan Hampton’s life—or, if he’s not careful, it could be the fight for his life….

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"Burden Of Truth" By Terri Nolan

Cover of "Burden of Truth" by Terri Nolan

Description: When investigative journalist Birdie Keane last saw the love of her life--LAPD cop Matt Whelan--she was caught in his passionate embrace, looking forward to a future with him and free from her alcohol addiction. The next day, Matt is dead. Suspicious of Matt's supposedly accidental drug overdose, Birdie follows the twisting trail of clues he left behind. Each stunning revelation brings her closer to the dark past of the man she thought she knew. Was he a dirty cop? Did he know the truth about a cold case she's currently researching? When Birdie uncovers what Matt was hiding, she must make an impossible choice. But the deeper the secret, the higher the price, and Birdie must face the ultimate betrayal she never saw coming.

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Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan: A Love Story

"Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan! A Love Story" by Lloyd Burlingame

Description: Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan is the story of the adventures—and misadventures—of one blind New Yorker and his two fearless guide dogs. A charming, heart-warming, and sensational story, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan shares a dog’s eye view of the city that never sleeps. Humorous and heartwarming, inspiring and enlightening, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan, at its heart, is a love story about the incredible dogs who lavish the gifts of independence, freedom, dignity, and safety on their human partners. Moreover, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan also pays tribute to the trainers, instructors, and fine humans who work with Seeing Eye Dogs, and enlightens readers on how guide dogs are trained. Much more than a book that simply celebrates the love of dogs, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan honors the extraordinary canine heroes who keep their owners safe in a daunting urban environment such as New York. Told in a spirit that honors these incredible canine citizens, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan sheds light on these guide dogs, described appropriately as the “canine equivalents of the Navy Seals.”

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"Death Goes Postal" By Rosemary And Larry Mild

"Death Goes Postal" by Rosemary and Larry Mild

Description: A mesmerizing mystery that enchants from the first page to the last, Death Goes Postal heralds the advent off a charming new series. Filled with captivating characters and a plot to die for, Death Goes Postal takes readers on a wild—and wildly entertaining—ride. Death Goes Postal features reluctant amateur sleuths Dan and Rivka Sherman. Presented with an offer too good to refuse, the Shermans give up their successful professional careers to become owners of The Olde Victorian Bookstore in Annapolis, Maryland. But owning this bookstore turns out to be anything but by the book. Rare fifteenth-century typesetting artifacts leave a horrifying imprint in their wake: mugging, robbery, kidnapping—and murder. Risking life and limb, Dan and Rivka must piece together cryptic clues to solve this perilous puzzle and unmask the ruthless suspect behind the crimes. Will Dan & Rivka close the book on this crime spree once and for all?

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Vampire Defense By James D. Bell

Vampire Defense by James D. Bell

Description: Brilliant young trial lawyer John Brooks is working hard—but hardly getting any notice. Brooks’ friends think he needs one big case that will show off his talents and help him make a name for himself. Defending Hal Boyd might be just the case. Charged with arson and four counts of murder, Hal Boyd, the Butcher of Belhaven, is the central figure in a grisly murder mystery that has gripped the nation. Eager to cover the case, media from the world over descend on Jackson, Mississippi. But this case could turn into a career-ender when Brooks announces his unorthodox defense: Not guilty by reason of insanity, as his client actually believed the person he killed was a vampire. The media ridicules the “Vampire Defense” rendering Brooks and his defense team the laughingstock of the legal profession. But ridicule soon becomes the least of Brooks’ concerns when he discovers a satanic cult intent on exacting murderous revenge against Hal Boyd and his defense team. And what follows is a dangerous, deadly, and dizzying onslaught of kidnapping, rage, and murder. One thing is for certain: it will be a long, harried, and harrowing ride before this defense attorney rests…

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DELIGHTFUL NEW SATIRICAL ‘SURVIVAL’ HANDBOOK POKES FUN AT LIFE’S EVERYDAY HASSLES

Tips for Living a Joyful Life...At ANY Age!

Description: For some of us, the golden boomer age and beyond has tarnished a bit with health issues, loss in general and major disappointments. Well, put away the pills and wipe those tears because there is a fun way out! Jan Marshall’s uplifting new satirical survival book, Dancin, Schmancin with the Scars: Finding the Humor No Matter What shows us the way painlessly…and you don’t even have to know how to dance. “Dancin is a code word for anything pleasurable in your world,” says Marshall, who touches on her own scars after surviving cancer and brain tumor surgery. “The Scars, well they are the scars and may always remain in some manner but can be minimized by finding the humor and absurdities around us – that is, after we deal and heal with the pain.” Dancin, Schmancin turns life’s daily hassles into a ridiculous scenario by using exaggeration, satire and tad bit of truth. There are tips on senior dating and where to find love (it involves a prescription!), the importance of appreciating the libido of bald men, the benefits of catching cold, and techniques for living a truly joyful life. Dancin, Schmancin will make your day and keep you smiling!

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New Historical Fiction Pits Castro Against JFK...With A Little Help From God!

A Literary Collision of Humor, Irony, Politics, Religion and Miracles

Description: Writer João Cerqueira of Portugal has always had an interest in the strange 1917 occurrence that happened in Fatima, when the Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese shepherd children, sharing several prophecies, including one that Communism would end. Having also spent considerable time in Cuba and hearing stories of those who experienced Fidel Castro’s regime firsthand, João creatively combined the relationship between Castro and the Miracle at Fatima in his newest and refreshingly imaginative novel, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro. Humorous and teeming with metaphors, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro begins as God receives a request from Fátima to help prevent a war between Fidel Castro and JFK which leads him to ask his reluctant son Jesus to return to Earth a second time to diffuse the conflict. “The second coming of Jesus and his dialogues with God leads to reflections on the existence of religion and human nature and Castro’s invasion shows the clash between Socialism and reality,” says João. From its captivating beginning to its final extraordinary conclusion, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro is a must-read for lovers of historical and literary fiction as it blends politics, religion and humor to take on today’s issues.

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FAST-PACED CONTEMPORARY SCI-FI/FANTASY THRILLER HAS A UNIQUE SPIRITUAL TWIST

Think DaVinci Code And Indiana Jones Meet Autobiography of a Yogi…

Description: Award-winning author Joseph Selbie has once again created visionary fiction at its very best. The Protectors Diaries (Vol. 2): The Six is part of a thriller fantasy series that blends dark foes, dire threats to mankind, miraculous powers, reincarnation, immortality, spiritual Awakening, ancient history, leading edge science, computer-hackery, and magic moments of transcendence, love, loyalty, humor and healing. Sci-fi fantasy with a spiritual twist, The Six begins as Protectors Michael and Elle attempt to stop a dark and secret group of near-immortals from gaining complete control of the world’s wealth and power. Time is short and members of the Six are deadly dangerous. Awakened millennia ago to safeguard mankind from disaster and calamity, Michael, Elle and the other Protectors are imbued with miraculous powers: telepathy, telekinesis, levitation, shape-changing and more, which they must wield in secret lest they reveal the existence of the long-hidden protectors. Joined by super-hacker Xu and newly-awakened East End bank bandit, Fiona, Michael and Elle pose as colossally rich bait to lure the Six out of deep cover. Finding their quarry proves dangerous – and sends Michael and Elle racing around the globe, desperately seeking a way to stop the six before their leader, Asher, destroys their minds.

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VISIONARY SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY AT ITS VERY BEST!

"Selbie's Protector's Diaries kept me turning pages late at night with his tale of mind-bending power and spirituality woven into a thought-provoking adventure." ̶ Jeffrey Small author of The Breath of God and The Jericho Deception

Description: Moments after learning that he holds the key to the unimaginably powerful 5th force, Michael is attacked by men sent by arms dealer Rockshaw—who wants the secret of the 5th force for himself—or Michael dead. With only seconds to spare Michael is rescued by the unknown—but strangely familiar Elle—who uses telekinetic powers and a stolen motorcycle to race him to safety. Michael soon discovers that he is Elle’s timeless companion and has been reborn once more as leader of the spiritually advanced Protectors guided by the immortal Atri and Atria. As Michael regains his powers—and reawakens crucial life memories of Galileo, Gandhi, Newton, and Einstein—Michael and Elle shape-shift into new identities and surreptitiously use their powers to extract a scientist from North Korea, raid Rockshaw’s secret labs in Essen, and hijack a supercomputer, in an all-out sprint to discover the 5th force. Meanwhile an unknown betrayer is attempting to deliver them—and the secret of the 5th force—into Rockshaw’s hands. Continue the amazing story of Michael and Elle by checking out the next book in the series: Protectors Diaries (Vol. 2): The Six

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VeggieTales' Merry Larry And The True Light Of Christmas DVD

Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas DVD

Description: This installment of the globally-recognized children's faith-based entertainment series features celebrity guest star Si Robertson and an all-new song by Owl City featuring TobyMac. Here is a synopsis of the film: Larry the Cucumber stars as Merry Larry, the vibrant “Head Elf” at the Spring Valley Mall. One day a compassionate little girl’s request catches his attention, sparking a heartwarming and exhilarating adventure. Can Merry Larry help his new friend, Christina, on her quest to help a neighbor in need for Christmas? In the hopes of bringing the community together to help Christina’s neighbor, Mrs. Crespie, Merry Larry sets off on a caper to create the biggest light show EVER! Meanwhile, Larry’s co-worker Philip Fleagle (Bob the Tomato), seems to only care about the mall’s spectacular Christmas display! Will Philip realize what the “true light of Christmas” is all about and help Merry Larry rally the community to help Mrs. Crespie? Find out in this all new VeggieTales Christmas Special, where kids learn that “Christmas shines most bright and true, when you give the love that’s been given to you.”

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Another Great Children's Book From The Mother Company - A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP (for ages 2-7)

Description: Another great children's book from The Mother Company - A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP The Mother Company, a multi-media children’s company devoted to "Helping Parents Raise Good People” brings another delightful book to children ages 2-7 with the release of A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP. In A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP handcrafted characters and soothing knit backgrounds visually captivate young kids as they take a trip to a playground where Lionel the lion and Louie the lamb meet. These two opposites have a grand time until Lionel unintentionally scares Louie. This relatable tale gives parents and teachers a tool to teach conflict-resolution at a very young age. This adorable new children's book gently explores how to make, keep and nurture lasting friendships and helps children learn essential skills including how to navigate social situations that may be new to them. This Ruby's Studio series has won a multitude of awards including: - 2013 Smart Choice Book Award - 2013 National Parenting Publications Honors Award - 2012 Gold Mom's Choice Award 30 Pages/hardcover Available: November 1, 2013 EAN: 978-0-9882827-0-4 shop.rubysstudio.com *Free shipping for a limited time when ordering newest books, CASEY CATERPILLAR FEELS LEFT OUT and A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP.

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Chocolate Chocolate Moons, A Funny Futuristic Mystery

Book Cover of Chocolate Chocolate Moons

Description: If you struggle with your weight, and were offered an opportunity to become light, fit and have a wonderful life without dieting, would you accept? Plus-sized Molly Marbles wins a scholarship to Neil Armstrong University on the Moon, a haven for the plus-sized set where her 287 Earth pounds instantly become 47.6 without so much as passing up a piece of pie. But when her boyfriend Drew Barron dumps her, then jumps at a job making low calorie food supplements, Molly’s weight is the least of her woes, especially when her favorite candy Chocolate Moons are found poisoned. Molly solves the crime and discovers a delicious antidote to the poison. Inventive and wholesome, Chocolate Chocolate Moons dishes out a page-turning plot as layered as a devil’s food cake. Enjoy snappy prose and out-of-the-box thinking in this verbal cartoon for sophisticated readers tired of counting calories and hungry for a good laugh. A yummy funny read.

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‘SOCIAL SCIENCE FICTION’ DEBUT NOVEL COMBINES HUMANITY’S QUEST FOR SURVIVAL WITH POLITICAL INTRIGUE

An Explosive Mix of Political Intrigue, Post-Apocalyptic Survival, Space Travel, and Revolution

Description: Jacob Foxx’s speculative debut sci-fi novel The Fifth World takes readers into the early twenty-second century where the earth is dying, reeling from the effects of a brutal nuclear war. To save humanity, an international alliance called the Consortium seeks to build a new homeland on a distant plant called Gaia. To send the first wave of pioneer settlers, the Consortium constructs an enormous starship called the Ark, which will allow them to reach Gaia and begin rebuilding humanity. Biologist Becca Newman labors on the Ark Project concerned that her brother Alex will be among the first crewmembers to settle on Gaia. After the starship launches from Earth and heads through deep space, the ship vanishes. Her brother is presumed dead and the only hope for humanity’s survival is lost. Fourteen years later, she learns that the Consortium made a mistake. Not only did the Ark make it, but her brother is still alive. But as she is reunited with him on Gaia she realizes that other visitors from Earth are not welcome. The colonists are quite happy in their solitude and are prepared to fight to remain free of Earth’s control.

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WHEN MILES GOT MAD-new Children's Book Helps Kids Deal With The Big Feeling Of Anger.

WHEN MILES GOT MAD new children's book for ages 2-7 from the Mother Company

Description: Kids will relate and parents will rejoice in this important story of frustration tolerance. When is little brother breaks his favorite toy, MILES GETS MAD. As his anger swells, he suddenly catches sight of himself in the mirror - but instead of his own reflection, a furry red monster with big round eyes and funny teeth stares back at him. By encouraging Miles to use his words to express his anger, the Mad Monster helps Miles move through this big emotion and calm himself. Through these fun and adorable illustrations, this insightful and entertaining new children's book offers much-needed comfort to young children as they struggle to regulate their emotions. From the company that is all about 'helping parents raise good people', and helping children learn social and emotional skills - The Mother Company. Available: April 16th / www.themotherco.com For children ages 2-7 Publisher: The Mother Company Distributor: Ingram EAN: 97-0-615-69965-3

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30 Days To Prosperity

30 Days to Prosperity

Description: 30 Days to Prosperity: A Workbook to Manifest Abundance Gail reveals tools, affirmations, and daily exercises to program your subconscious to manifest abundance. Learn how to harness this ability and use it to create positive, joyful and abundant results. By following this 30-day program, you can reconnect to Source to create the life that you want. Start living your dreams now. The material is presented in a straightforward, simple manner with the program designed such that anyone can easily follow it. Whether you believe or not it doesn’t matter, it simply works.

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New Solo Album 'JUST BEGINNING

Peppy Castro (Blues Magoos) release's new solo album

Description: Considered to be one of the early pioneers of the psychedelic garage-band rock, you can’t miss Castro’s signature edgy vocals in this new collection of songs all written, produced, and engineered by Peppy himself including musical guests - Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, Marty Kumersmith from Jay and The Americans, Billy & Bobby Alessi from Barnaby Bye. An interesting note - Castro has chosen to add the credits as Audio Files, the first to do such a thing. The listener can get the scoop on each song as well as who is on the cut. It is also noted he plays many of the instruments on the CD himself. From the upbeat melody of 'Willie Blue’, written for his late wife-to the infectious hook of the title cut 'Just Beginning' (prompted by a conversation with his friend, and music legend Richie Havens,) every song offers a unique sound for the listener. Castro says "music is a gift that has never let him down and has the power to call upon every human emotion" - this solo album is a perfect example of that. A founding member of legendary rock group," The Blues Magoos,” Castro went on to form rock band Balance, star in HAIR on Broadway, currently plays with Long Island Hall of Famers - Barnaby Bye and serves as associate producer for new off Broadway show "The Gong Show Live.” His songs have been recorded by the likes of Kiss, Cher, Diana Ross and others.

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Gail Thackray's Spiritual Journeys: Visiting John Of God

Gail Thackray's Spiritual Journeys: Visiting John of God

Description: Follow Gail on her personal journey to the spiritual healing center of John of God in Brazil. Experience miraculous healings, supernatural activity, and astonishing psychic events. Gail gives a unique view of the powerful healings that occur in this blessed place. As a medium and healer herself, Gail initially thinks she is going to “assist” in the work here. She is told by the spirits, “you can leave your ego at the door, you’re here to be healed too!” She shares the personal details of her own healing which requires an intimate look at her relationships and life. As she starts to open up again, she finds her life taking unexpected twists and turns, and a budding romance appears. It is in this quaint village in Brazil that Gail receives her most profound spiritual experience yet – a direct connection to Source. Overwhelmed with emotion, Gail asks the spirits if she can share this “feeling” with those back home. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Gail unexpectedly finds that her clients are now experiencing the healing energies from Brazil, receiving spontaneous healings through her live events and writings. The spirits in Brazil have taken Gail to a whole new level. Spiritually empowering yet refreshingly funny, Gail takes us on her otherworldly journey while dealing with everyday issues we can relate to.

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Ruby's Studio: The Friendship Show - Another Great Product From The Mother Company (for Children Ages 2-6) Available For Download And DVD)

Ruby's Studio: The Friendship Show from The Mother Company

Description: RUBY'S STUDIO: THE FRIENDSHIP SHOW Another great product from The Mother Company, the latest DVD Ruby's Studio: The Friendship Show (for ages 2-6) available now via download at RubysStudio.com (DVD available December 14, 2012) just in time for the holidays. In “Ruby’s Studio: The Friendship Show,” lovable host, Ruby, welcomes kids into her magical art studio for a day for creativity, fun and friendship. With the help of adorable animated segments, art projects and inspired original music, Ruby guides children through an adventure of learning about empathy, conflict resolution, The Golden Rule, and other ways to make and nurture lasting friendships Through colorful old-school animation, viewers explore the ins-and-outs of friendship with meaningful humor and fun. “The Friendship Show” Social & Emotional Benefits: • Empowers kids to make and strengthen their friendships through empathy • Provides children with tools to resolve conflict and confront bullying • Encourages children to treat others the way they’d like to be treated Parents can benefit, too The Mother Company has added a Pop-Up Parenting optional DVD feature that offers invaluable advice from renowned parenting expert and author, Dr. Robyn Silverman. Check out “Ruby’s Studio: The Friendship Show” in the sneak-peek available at RubysStudio.com.

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New Children's Show From The Mother Company - RUBY'S STUDIO:THE SAFETY SHOW

RUBY'S STUDIO: THE SAFETY SHOW from The Mother Company

Description: Another great show for children from the award-winning RUBY'S STUDIO series from The Mother Company! RUBY'S STUDIO: THE SAFETY Show offers young children a much-needed exploration of important ways to keep themselves safe. Children join Ruby in her inspirational art studio to investigate what to do if they get lost, how to be “the boss of their own bodies,” and when to “check first” with a "safe adult" before going anywhere unexpected. With her signature humor and gentle understanding, Ruby empowers children to trust their own “uh-oh feeling,” so they know what to do when something feels wrong or unsafe. A fun, engaging video for children, full of helpful tools to build skills for staying safe in the modern world! Through creative animation, original songs, and easy-to-follow arts & crafts projects, beloved host Ruby helps children better understand personal safety and explore feelings that they may have in unsure situations. Show also includes an optional Pop-Up Parenting™ feature offering parents tips from renowned children’s safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald, of Safely Ever After. RUBY'S STUDIO: THE SAFETY SHOW is the third in the award-winning series that also includes The Friendship Show and The Feelings Show. $16.99 DVD (order now for a limited time $14.99 at themoterco.com) $11.99 download

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Outrageous October By Barbara Levenson

Outrageous October by Barbara Levenson

Description: An outrageously charming—and supremely suspenseful—new read from Barbara Levenson, a judge-turned-author hailed as “John Grisham in spiked heels,” Outrageous October is a delectable, delightful, to-die-for tale. About Outrageous October: Outrageous October finds Mary Magruder Katz at a crossroads in both her professional and personal life. When she discovers her sexy Latin boyfriend sneaking away to rendezvous with his ex-, Mary promptly packs up her SUV, along with her trusty canine sidekick Sam, and hits the road. Destination: High Pines, Vermont. A change of scenery would do her good—and an offer to stay at a friend’s summer home is too tempting to resist. But Mary soon discovers that her temporary residence was the scene of an unsolved murder just a year before. Never one to leave well enough alone, Mary starts to investigate the cold case—much to someone’s dismay. Following a few chilling circumstances that are almost enough to send her packing, Mary meets Dash, an appropriately dashing local attorney who persuades her to do some legal work—and angles for some overtime with her. But there’s something sinister afoot in this sleepy little town—and amidst the falling leaves and blustery autumn winds of Vermont, Mary Magruder Katz faces an extraordinarily colorful Fall. And if Mary doesn’t watch her step, this Fall could turn deadly…

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Reflected In You: A Crossfire Novel

Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel

Description: THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...

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Latin Guitar Master, Tony Ybarra - Ybarra Music

Latin Guitar Master, Tony Ybarra.

Description: Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Tony Ybarra reflects the sights, sounds and soul of the city through his mastery of Latin Guitar in all five of his albums. Share the gift of beautiful rhythms by Ybarra Music! Ybarra Music (www.YbarraMusic.com) is a diversified music and educational company founded in 2002. The company provides the music for film, performances, albums, events, and around the globe. Founder Anthony Ybarra is a critically acclaimed guitarist, recording artist, author, and a leader in Latin and Flamenco styles. Ybarra performance audiences include, President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp to name a few. The L.A. Times hailed Ybarra as a “Great Show!” Ybarra’s music is frequently featured on film including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Showtimes “Dexter,” and Turner Classic Movies. Ybarra’s 5th album entitled, “Flamenco Latino” debuts 12 original tracks. He received his Master’s degree from University Southern California’s Thorton School of Music and today teaches the musicians of tomorrow at Westmont, UCSB, and Santa Barbara City College. Ybarra Music’s artist line-up includes the talented line-up, artists include: Santana, Doc Severson, Sergio Mendez, Michael Macdonald, Ricky Martin, Linda Rontasdt, Engelbert Humperdinck, Maria Schneider, Adam del Monte, Strunz & Farah, and Kenny Loggins among others. Tony Ybarra’s Album Collection is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tony-ybarra/id192653637) and at www.YbarraMusic.com Connect with Ybarra Music: Facebook @TonyYbarraGuitar YouTube @YbarraMusic Twitter @TonYbarraGuitar

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New Samurai Action Manga (graphic Novel) RUROUNI KENSHIN: RESTORATION From VIZ Media

RUROUNI KENSHIN manga © 1994 by Nobuhiro Watsuki/SHUEISHA Inc.

Description: Fans of the original RUORINI KENSHIN series, as well as those interested in action, adventure, romance, historical intrigue, and samurai culture will love this new manga (graphic novel) from VIZ Media, North America's largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga. Offering a twist on his original smash hit samurai story-RUROUNI KENSHIN, creator Nobuhiro Watsuki's artwork, particularly his energetic action sequences shine in this new tale of a wandering swordsman during Japan’s chaotic Meiji Restoration - RUROUNI KENSHIN: RESTORATION. Kenshin, a slight and mild-mannered young man who once served as an assassin for anti-Shogunate forces returns with his reverse-bladed katana and deadly skills. During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era (1853-1968), Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name and calling - he is now Rurouni Kenshin, a ronin (masterless) wanderer who has vowed only to draw his sword to protect those in need. But not everyone is pleased with Kenshin’s new direction, and enemies from his dark past have vowed to bring him down. Action packed from the first page! Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki has earned a multitude of accolades for RUROUNI KENSHIN, which became an international sensation selling more than 57 million copies and inspiring an animated TV series, and several successful animated feature films. Free chapter preview http://www.vizmanga.com/rurouni-kenshin-restoration Rated ‘T’ for Teens. (Digital edition is also available on VIZmanga.com)

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Diary Of A Beverly Hills Matchmaker

Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker

Description: In Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker, Marla takes her readers for a hilarious romp through her days as an L.A. matchmaker and her daily struggles to keep her self-esteem from imploding in a town where looks are everything and money talks. From juggling the demands her out-of-touch clients to trying her best to meet the capricious demands of an insensitive boss to the ups and downs of her own marriage to a Latin husband who doesn't think that she is 'domestic' enough, Marla writes with charm and self-effacement about the universal struggles that all women face in their lives. Readers will laugh, cringe, and cry as they journey with her through outrageous stories about the indignities of dating in Los Angeles, dealing with overblown egos, vicariously hobnobbing with celebrities, and navigating the wannabe-land of Beverly Hills. In a city where perfection is almost a prerequisite, even Marla can't help but run for the Botox every once in a while.

Price: $9.95 to $10.00 Visit the Website

Hillbilly Herald Self-Titled Album

Hillbilly Herald Self-Titled Album Cover

Description: The Hillbilly Herald self-titled album is the rock-n-roll lovers dream gift! Staying true to Rock n' Roll, Hillbilly Herald is bringing back "The Show" with in-your-face guitar slingin', raspy-voiced singin', drum ringin', rock-n-roll, and taking the US by storm. Packing in world-renowned venues like the Viper Room, Roxy Theater, and the House of Blues, the band, fronted by Jimmy Herald (vocals) seems unstoppable. The band's success has been largely the result of Herald's balls-out attitude towards rock-n-roll and his determination to move the group forward. Herald was given the gift of insight by Slash himself over 5 years ago in a bar in Los Angeles. He had never been interested in performing; had never picked up an instrument or written a song in his life, until Slash came into his life. Slash told Herald that his persona was perfect for the lead singer of a rock band. And thus, Hillbilly Herald was born. The current lineup consists of Mark "The Cat" Hill (Lead Guitar), Adam Wolf (Bass), Hawaiian Brian (Guitar), and Louie "Sea Biscuit" Riel (Drums). For more information on the band: www.hillbillyherald.com

Price: $9.90 Visit the Website

Poignant Memoir On Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Beside The Mountain: Finding Strength and Courage Through My Father's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Description: Beside The Mountain: Finding Strength and Courage Through My Father's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease by Stefania Silvestri is a poignant new memoir detailing Silvestri's struggle as a caretaker from the age of 14. Her father was first diagnosed with the disease at age 48 and quickly declined, eventually not being able to do much of anything for himself. One reviewer/caretaker has said: "As a child of a parent who is suffering from Alzheimer's, Stefania has thrown a life preserver to all of us who are drowning in the trials of this disease. We know we are not alone, and that there is hope to surviving."

Price: $8.99 to $10.99 Visit the Website

Nail-biting Thriller Leads Reader On The Greatest Treasure Hunt Of All Time

The Countershaded Ibex

Description: One man’s distress over the explosive standoff that dominates the current Middle East conflict is the backdrop for this rollicking adventure, in the mold of the most exciting exploits of Indiana Jones. Combining historical, biblical and present-day political realities, The Countershaded Ibex by Andrew Warren is filled with nail-biting action, murder, Middle Eastern conflicts and Vatican secrets. The plot begins when Max Gilbert, a renowned professor of Middle Eastern studies and intrepid explorer, receives a middle-of-the-night phone call from a stranger half way around the world, who claims to know the secret of the vast buried treasure described in one of the Dead Sea scrolls.

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DEBUT INTERNATIONAL THRILLER ASKS ‘WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE WORLD WENT HORRIBLY WRONG?’

What would mankind do – both moral and immoral - if faced with an apocalyptic situation?

Description: James North, former U.S. Navy intelligence officer and political analyst, uses the complex and highly controversial issue of climate change to examine a very dark question in his new thought-provoking international thriller, Deep Deception. What would mankind do – both moral and immoral - if faced with an apocalyptic situation on earth as a result of irreversible global warming? Deep Deception begins as Caroline Dupré’s world is turned upside down when her political activist husband, François Dupré, is killed during a protest he organized in Malaysia that turned into a deadly riot. But François’ tragic death was no random act of violence. He was assassinated to stop him from revealing information that could destroy the sinister plans of a powerful and politically well-connected American oil tycoon. Soon after the activist’s death, the people who killed him discover that Caroline also holds information, albeit unwittingly, that could expose them. As people around her begin disappearing and her son is kidnapped, Caroline, in a race against time, struggling with killers hired by one of the world’s most powerful men, realizes that she must use her wit and steely resolve to save herself, her son, and possibly millions from certain death. Deep Deception will keep you on the edge of your seat...AND looking over your shoulder at this very real global threat.

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MELANCHOLY OF MECHAGIRL Is An Exciting New Collection Of Fantasy/Sci Fi Stories & Poems From Best Selling Author-Catherynne M. Valente

MELANCHOLY OF MECHAGIRL from VIZ Media's SciFi/Fantasy imprint Haikasoru

Description: MELANCHOLY OF MECHAGIRL, released under VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint, is a collection of imaginative stories and poems from New York Times Best Selling Author, Catherynne M. Valente, and is rated ‘T’ for Teens. The collection includes - a woman who dreams of machines; a paper lantern that falls in love; the most compelling video game that you’ve never played – and that nobody can ever play twice. The Haikasoru imprint publishes some of the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy stories for English-speaking audiences in the US. Though this is the first release by a non-Japanese author, Catherynne Valente’s vivid prose and Japanese inspirations make this collection a perfect fit for the popular imprint. This collection includes the celebrated novella- Silently And Very Fast, the award-nominated-13 Ways of Looking at Space/Time, and Ghosts of Gunkankima. $14.99 U.S. - $16.99 Canada *eBook edition also available for $8.99 U.S. & Canada (*for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, and the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store.) From VIZ Media (viz.com)

Price: $8.88 to $16.99 Visit the Website

BARRAGE Manga (graphic Novel) For Teens

BARRAGE Vol. 1 from VIZ Media

Description: Volume 1 of one of the latest manga series from VIZ Media -BARRAGE is an exciting space battle fantasy series by creator Kouhei Horikoshi. The series, which debuted in Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2012 is set on a planet called Industria, which is in a state of chaos, and its fate lays in the hands of Astro, a kid from the slums! In order to save the planet, Astro will have to battle terrifying aliens while learning how to fight from his even more frightening guardian, the exacting knight Tiamat. A not-to-be-missed new series from VIZ Media. VOL. 1 rates 'T' for teens US/$7.99 CANADA/$9.99

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REDAKAI VOL. 1 Manga (Graphic Novel) For All Ages

REDAKAI Vol. 1 manga (graphic novel) for all ages from VIZ Media

Description: Action fans of all ages will be thrilled with the original graphic novel series REDAKAI, inspired by the innovative trading card game (developed by Spin Master) and the Cartoon Network animated series. REDAKAI Volume 1 follows the adventures of Team Stax as they race against competitors searching the world for mystical Kairu energy, the primal power of the universe. In the hands of good, Kairu is a living energy that guides the universe. But in the hands of evil, Kairu is the most destructive power in the world. Those who can harness it can eventually obtain the highest rank of Kairu warrior: Redakai. Ky, Maya and Boomer are Team Stax. Together they plan to conquer the Kairu! REDAKAI appeals to fans of all ages with it's "old-school adventure mixed with sci-fi and modern gaming-based storytelling." This title is rated "A" - appropriate for all ages and is a new series under the VIZ Kids imprint from VIZ Media (the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga (graphic novels) and anime in North America, $7.99 U.S. price / $9.99 Canada price www.VIZ.com

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VOLTRON FORCE®, VOL. 5: DRAGON DAWN Manga (graphic Novel) For All Ages

Voltron Force ™ & © World Events Productions. Under license to Classic Media

Description: In this riveting outer space action graphic novel series VOLTRON FORCE®, VIZ Media brings a continuation of the classic ‘80s cartoon, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, with updated story lines and characters for a whole new generation. These all-new, original adventures featuring Larmina, Daniel and Vince, the Voltron Force cadets will delight fans of all ages. Years ago, Voltron mysteriously disappeared, and the five lions were scattered throughout the universe. Over time, the lions were recovered by the original Voltron Force: Lance, Pidge, Hunk, Princess Allura, and Commander Keith. Now, with the help of three new recruits, Voltron rises again, to defend the universe once more! In this latest volume, there’s a species of dragon on Planet Doom that hatches every hundred years. The eggs are just about to hatch, and Maahox orders the Drule army to collect them and ship them off to Planet Arus! Will the dragon dawn be too much for the Voltron Force? VOLRON became a pop-culture icon and globally recognized when it was introduced in the 1980’s as a hit television series also inspiring a best-selling toy line. Rated "A" appropriate for all ages. price $7.99 U.S. and $9.99 in Canada www.viz.com

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Fern Michaels Makes Surprise Return To Bestselling "Sisterhood" Series With GOTCHA!

GOTCHA! by Fern Michaels

Description: A publishing legend and the author of more than 53 consecutive New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, Fern Michaels has long been cherished by readers for her poignant tales of love and family. Among the most beloved and enduring characters created by Fern Michaels are those of the Sisterhood, a group of seven very unique women bonded by unforgettable adventures and indelible friendship. The series was first introduced with WEEKEND WARRIORS, which debuted on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestsellers lists. Another 19 New York Times and USA Today bestselling adventures followed until 2011, when HOME FREE was announced as the twentieth and final book in the Sisterhood. Fern Michaels fans thought they had to bid farewell to her most popular series. However, in July 2013 Fern Michaels reignites the Sisterhood with GOTCHA!, a surprise 21st installment featuring the return of the series’ beloved characters, a thrilling storyline and original recipes. Once again, the Sisterhood proves that payback is worth waiting for, especially when it’s delivered by expert hands.

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NEON ALLEY A 24/7 Animation Channel (subscription Based)

NEON ALLEY 24/7 animation channel from VIZ Media

Description: NEON ALLEY a 24/7 animation channel (subscription) Register www.NeonAlley.com For the anime lover in your family - the gift that keeps on giving - a subscription to Neon Alley, a 24-hour anime channel featuring the world’s best titles (dubbed in English and uncut), exclusively on the PlayStation®Network and the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system. Available for a low $6.99 per month. Neon Alley’s schedule includes a mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, uncut and dubbed into English, and presented in HD (when available). Neon Alley will premiere weekly exclusive episodes of BLUE EXORCIST, INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, the critically acclaimed BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I - THE EGG OF THE KING and TIGER & BUNNY. Fans can catch their favorite blockbuster anime from the beginning, including DEATH NOTE, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, ONE PIECE, VAMPIRE KNIGHT and more. Viewers can easily find out what’s showing on Neon Alley with an electronic program guide showing the schedule for the week ahead. Members can also share real-time thoughts and status updates using social media technology from Tout (Tout.com), some of which will air on the network. Neon Alley is brought to you by VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, anime and graphic novels in North America. www.viz.com

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LITTLE MISS DAREDEVIL: THE INCREDIBLE RACE Graphic Novel/manga (for All Ages)

LITTLE MISS DAREDEVIL: THE INCREDIBLE RACE from VIZ Media

Description: Under the VIZ KIDS imprint, VIZ Media’s MR. MEN And LITTLE MISS collection features comic book versions of characters from the popular Mr. Men And Little Miss™ series of children’s books, originally created by author Roger Hargreaves in 1971. LITTLE MISS DAREDEVIL: THE INCREDIBLE RACE takes readers along for a wild ride as this spunky LITTLE MISS scales the top of Mount Dillydale, takes a wrong turn and rockets into outer space, and proves that no thrill’s too thrilling for Little Miss D!

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MAMESHIBA: WE COULD BE HEROES Graphic Novel/manga

MAMESHIBA: WE COULD BE HEROES graphic novel for all ages

Description: MAMESHIBA: WE COULD BE HEROES graphic novel (manga) rated for all ages from VIZ Media's VIZ Kids imprint Are they beans? Are they dogs? Not quite either one – they're Mameshiba! These cute friends are back for more laughs, more trivia, and more adventure! This time, the intrepid legumes travel to a magical land, combine to form a giant robot, and help a friend in love. Plus, Tiger Bean stars in three adorable shorts created by Lark Pien (Long Tail Kitty, Mr. Elephanter)! $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 Canada

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WINX CLUB, VOL. 4: DRAGON’S FLAME (graphic Novel For All Ages)

Winx Club © 2012 Rainbow and Viacom. (Copyright All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.)

Description: The WINX CLUB graphic novels follow the magical adventures of five best friends – Bloom, Stella, Musa, Tecna and Flora – at Alfea, a school for fairies in the amazing dimension of Magix. This group of beautiful fairies fights evil using their unique magical powers! As they battle scary monsters and troublemaking witches, the girls become stronger fairies and closer friends. In volume 4, after The Trix steal the power of the Dragon Flame from Bloom, they set out to seize control of the whole Magix dimension! As the Winx Club battles The Trix and Bloom tries to get her power back, some unexpected help comes from Aisha – the Fairy of Waves – and the magical Pixies! From VIZ Media $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 Canada

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“GEEKY” WORLD OF COMIC FANDOM GETS A SEXY MAKEOVER IN NEW GAY ROMANCE

Bad Idea by Damon Suede

Description: Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership. In the new book Bad Idea, bestselling author Damon Suede (whose first novel Hot Head was #1 in the gay romance genre on Amazon for 6 months) provides readers with a compelling love story – but this is not your grandmother’s romance novel!

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VIZ Media Brings HELLO KITTY To Comics! (Perfect Holiday Gift!)

Hello Kitty: HERE WE GO! (© 1976, 2013 SANRIO CO., LTD)

Description: Just in time for holiday gift giving VIZ Media brings the first ever HELLO KITTY comic book adventures with the release of Vol. 1 - HERE WE GO! In this first-ever-HELLO KITTY comic book adventure- Hello Kitty fans can can join her as she explores an underground realm, moonlights as an international super spy, climbs the Himalayas, travels back in time, and discovers that sometimes, the best place to get away from it all is between the pages of a good book. Plus, guest artist Susie Ghahremani takes Hello Kitty on some unexpected detours! Story and Art by Jacob Chabot and Jorge Monlongo Rated "A' For all Ages. $7.99 Also Available in digital on VIZ Manga for iOS, Android, Nook and web browsers. Coming in January 2014 Vol 2 - HELLO KITTY DELICIOUS! PerfectSquare.com VIZ.com

Price: $6.99 to $7.99 Visit the Website

Ugly Dolls Vol. 2 - SHHHHHHHH! Graphic Novel

SHHHHHHHH! (UGLY DOLLS TM, ®, and © 2013, Pretty Ugly, LLC. All Rights Reserved)

Description: UGLY DOLLS Vol. 2 - SHHHHHHHH! This is the perfect holiday gift for the Ugly Dolls fan in your life - An adorable followup to VIZ Media's hit release of the new-first time ever comic starring the beloved UGLY DOLLS. Everything is very, very quiet. Especially the secret secrets: identities, hiding places and crushes. Plus there's a library, donuts and the silent science of ninjocity. We'd like to tell you more, but it's all very hush-hush. So get in there and read all about it! Silently, of course. This adventure includes special guest artists Chanmen, Peter Fowler and Bwana Spoons! Rated "A" for all ages (If you missed it - be sure to pick up Ugly Dolls Vol. 1 GOIN PLACES'! This was the first ever comic for the beloved UGLY DOLLS with a fun adventure as the Uglys rocket into space, travel back in time and sail the seven seas. Or at least one of them. -and coming in January - UGLY DOLLS Vol. 3-EAT DAT perfectsquare.com viz.com

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Wonderword Puzzle Books

Enjoy A Wonderword Puzzling Book Today!

Description: Wonderword puzzling books are excellent gift-giving options for all ages and are the perfect size for stocking stuffers. For more than 30 years, Wonderword has delighted and challenged puzzle players every day. Legendary puzzle creator David Ouellet builds each puzzle by hand. Puzzles are themed, often bringing in pop culture and trending topics. Wonderword volume books are available at the low cost of $6.95.

Price: $6.95 to $11.95 Visit the Website

VIZ Media Releases Volume 3 Of The MAMESHIBA Series In Time For Holiday!

ENCHANTED (MAMESHIBA © Dentsu INC.)

Description: Mameshiba:ENCHANTED (Volume 3) The third volume in VIZ Media's Mameshiba comic from their newly launched kids brand-Perfect Square is a great comic for kids (or "kids-at-heart".) There's magic in the air! Cranberry Bean is under a spell, Edamame's kitchen is haunted, and Sword Bean is protecting the newest members of the Mameshiba family: Babyshiba! It’s all fun and games until someone upsets a magic tortoise! Rated "A" for all ages. Also available via VIZ Manga for iOS, Android and web browsers iBookstore, Kindle, Nook. and Perfect Square App for iPad. If you missed either of the first volumes be sure to pick them up-kids will love this series! Mameshiba:WE COULD BE HEROES (Vol. 2) and Mameshiba: ONE THE LOOSE (Vol 1) PerfectSquare.com VIZ.com

Price: $5.99 to $6.99 Visit the Website

If You Love Reading Romances, Paranormal Fiction, Witch Stories And More Read RITE OF PASSAGE By Kevin Symmons

Rite of Passage by Kevin V. Symmons

Description: For fans of The Discovery of Witches and Twilight, discover author Kevin Symmons. June, 1947, Sebago Lake, Maine. Robert McGregor has the perfect life until he meets Courtney Wellington at a reunion. Courtney is the stuff that dreams are made of: exquisite, vulnerable and desperately alone. But Courtney’s identity is more extraordinary than he could imagine. The 40th in a line of powerful witches, Courtney and her friends have elaborate plans for Robbie. He’s been chosen to wed her in a ceremony foretold a millennia ago. A ceremony to keep humanity from chaos and self-destruction. Though fearful and suspicious, Robbie is drawn to the young beauty. When Courtney is kidnapped by a rogue sect of Druids, she becomes a pawn in a deadly struggle. A struggle that will span the Atlantic, threaten their lives and lead to a confrontation effecting the fate of humanity. Rite of Passage combines classic romance with gripping action. Surprise and deception confront Robbie and companions as they struggle to wrest Courtney from the sinister Druids. Unbridled passion, non-stop action and plot twists will keep you turning pages well into the night

Price: $4.99 to $13.99 Visit the Website

New Fantasy Adventure For Teens-MAGI: THE LABYRINTH OF MAGIC Manga (graphic Novel Series)

MAGI: THE LABYRINTH OF MAGIC MAGI © 2009 Shinobu OHTAKA/SHOGAKUKAN (manga series from VIZ Media)

Description: MAGI: THE LABYRINTH OF MAGIC manga (graphic novel series) is a captivating new reimagining of the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as the Arabian Nights.) Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks. With an enchanting mix of comedy, fantasy, and adventure with dungeons full of treasures and deadly traps hiding mysterious magical beings is an adventure of a lifetime as the journey takes the characters across deadly deserts and exotic locales in search of fame, fortune, and their destiny! The new series, by Shinobu Ohtaka from VIZ Media is rated ‘T’ for Teens, $9.99 U.S. - $12.99 Canada ALSO AVAILABLE DIGITALLY $4.99 from VIZManga.com and for digital download through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones, and also for NOOK tablets and devices.

Price: $4.99 to $12.99 Visit the Website

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP IPad Newsstand App

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP iPad Newsstand App

Description: WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP is the weekly digital serial anthology from VIZ Media that features the synchronized latest chapters of a variety of popular manga (graphic novel) series debuting on the same day as the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine counterpart. Every digital edition of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP includes the latest chapters of some of the world’s most popular manga titles. Readers can now take advantage of the new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Newsstand App available for the Apple iPad® and iPad® Mini. New issues will debut each Monday. Apple Newsstand is a built-in application on Apple iOS devices that provides access to digital versions of hundreds of nationally and internationally syndicated newspapers and magazines. WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP currently features the latest installments of some of the world’s most popular manga (graphic novel) series including BLEACH, CROSS MANAGE, a new color version of DRAGON BALL, NARUTO, NISEKOI, ONE PIECE, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TORIKO, and WORLD TRIGGER, released each week to North American readers on the same day as their general release in Japan. Monthly series such as BLUE EXORCIST, RUROUNI KENSHIN: RESTORATION and YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL debut on the closest Monday after the Japanese release. Subscriptions are available through the Newsstand App for only $2.99 a month, with automatic monthly renewals. Annual memberships will continue to be available through vizmanga.com as well as VIZ Manga apps on iOS, Android and Kindle for just $25.99. Annual membership gives readers access to additional magazine content, including creator interviews and insightful promotional videos.

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Published on Dec 13, 2013

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