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The day has finally come, Swooners! The Last Word by Samantha Hastings and The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate by Sandy Hall are hitting shelves TODAY!!! Whether you're in the mood for a sweet historical romance or a spicy hate-to-love contemporary, get your fix here. (And for a special bonus, The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas is also available in paperback today!)

The Last Word

Where one story ends, another begins.

1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts.

David is a successful young businessman, but is overwhelmed by his workload. He wants to prove himself to his late father, as well as to himself. He doesn’t have the time, nor the interest, for this endeavor, but Lucinda is not the type to take no for an answer.

Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads Lucinda and David around the country, but the truths they discover about themselves—and each other—are anything but fictional.

What people are saying about The Last Word:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Witty, spirited, and utterly swoon-worthy. ... Filled with fierce feminism, impeccable period detail, and a charming romance that's sure to stay with readers long after the last word." —Addie Thorley, author of An Affair of Poisons

"Refreshing ... Lucinda, a young Victorian woman with a modern sensibility well ahead of her time, has plenty of pluck and determination. Hastings' breezy prose and crafty plotting will leave readers racing to uncover her own last installment." —BookPage

"This book was so lovely! Lucinda’s spunky personality mixed with her independent nature made her one of my favorite female MCs ... If you love historical romance than you’ll definitely love this one!" —The Clever Reader

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The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate

What happens when you fall in love with your worst enemy?

Paisley and Carter are on the fast-track to becoming a couple. The two met at a party first week of freshman year and immediately hit it off. But things take a left-turn when Paisley finds out she’s crossed paths with Carter before: He used to viciously bully her best friend, Henry, in middle school. Love story OVER. But fate has other plans…

Can Paisley enact revenge on Carter on her friend’s behalf? Can Carter convince Paisley he’s not really that bad of a guy?

In The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate, Sandy Hall has created a delightful battle of wills between two teenagers who discover that there’s a thin line between two of our most powerful emotions.

What people are saying about The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate:

"Well, this was a roller coaster of emotions. ... I was all in from the first till the last page." —Diary of a Wannabe Writer

"Who doesn’t love a good enemies-to-lover romance? ... A fun and enjoyable read." —Kourtni Reads

"The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate caught my attention because it's a college-set YA, which is honestly something we need more of. ... [Will] have you laughing out loud." —Magical Reads

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The Supervillain and Me

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats from trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.

That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.

What people are saying about The Supervillain and Me:

"Get ready for a wild ride in this zany, high-action thriller about good versus evil in the comic-book-universe city of Morriston. ... Realistic high-school scenarios and well-drawn characters add to the thought-provoking layers embedded in the action that address such tough issues as the prospect of high-tech mind control to solve crime and the devastation violence wreaks on families. Best of all, with a nod to gender equity, Abby does just fine helping to right her world in the climactic final scene, even without superpowers." —Booklist

"Underneath all of the action and intrigue of this adventure lies an interesting premise: living amongst superheroes from the point of view of the ordinary and powerless. Banas adeptly keeps readers guessing about Iron Phantom’s identity and provides plenty of romantic tension, which will satisfy even die-hard fans of the genre." —School Library Journal

"Hilarious ... A zany, action-packed adventure ... Especially appealing is Abby discovering that her capabilities are different but equally as significant as the boys’, with neither spandex nor superpowers necessary." —VOYA

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