Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, September 22, 2019


The Bed She Made: A story of Love, Forgiveness, and Second Chances by Elicia Hyder



Genre(s): Romance

Journey Durant’s father warned her, “Someday you’ll have to lie in the bed you’ve made.” But she didn’t believe him… until now.She has just received news that her ex-boyfriend is about to be released from prison, and this reformed bad girl can’t shake the feeling that her troubled past is coming home with him. The town of Emerson, Georgia has forgiven and forgotten her involvement in the most publicized tragedy in the town’s history, but only because of her three year absence, her prominent Southern Baptist family, and her marriage to the closest thing her small town has…(more)



Laced In Lies: A Shelby Nichols Adventure by Colleen Helme



Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Meet Shelby Nichols, mind reader extraordinaire. A typical day in the life of Shelby Nichols involves cheating husbands, solving the hardest cases for the police, and working for a big time mob-boss, all because of her little secret that she can read minds. It can get complicated, especially considering she has a husband and two kids. Ramos, Uncle Joey’s hit-man, is reluctant to involve Shelby when an acquaintance from his past comes into town. Uncle Joey has a favor to ask Shelby which involves heading to New York City and meeting his estranged relatives. Then there’s Dimples, a…(more)



Hitter by Shaun Gold



Genre(s): Thriller

The 305: America’s pleasure dome. Known for its frenetic faade of trendy restaurants, chic nightlife, and sun-drenched luxury lifestyle, it’s a beautiful Babylon; a fast lane fueled by corruption, gangsters and drugs. It’s all there — this much wider world, hidden from prying eyes… unless you know just where to look. Hitter is a professional hitman within the seedy metropolitan area of the 305. When he hits someone, they don’t get back up. But when his latest job forces him into a suicide mission, Hitter begins to question not only his path in life, but whether a thirst for financial…(more)



Bounty by Elise Sax



Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

Abby Williams has got it made: First a new job as magazine editor in London, and now a trip to an exotic island to review a five-star resort with poolside service. Unfortunately, on day two of her vacation, Abby finds herself bound and stuffed into a burlap bag and dragged across two continents. And worse than that? Her hottie abductor has got her distracted. Maybe escape is overrated.Iain Brodie is a muscle-bound mercenary. He just helped a despotic dictator take over an island. Hes also Abbys kidnapper, and he has his own problems. Framed for a murder…(more)



The Carlswick Affair by SL Beaumont



Genre(s): Mystery, YA

Who do you trust when everyone around you has secrets? Stephanie Cooper’s fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, in Carlswick village sets off an unforeseen chain of events. A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart, but however great the danger, Stephanie knows that she must uncover the secrets that lie beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor…(more)



Netherby Halls by Claudy Conn



Genre(s): Romance, Western

Sassy found herself in trouble after her father the vicar’s death — more than the usual kind. She has turned twenty-one and is going through transition as her powers of light magic are completed. Not quite penniless but no longer able to stay in her home, as a new vicar would arrive to take over the parsonage, she has to find a respectable position.She finds one through her late mother’s friend, as a tutor at Netherby Halls.As she makes the journey to Netherby she meets the man who has been making love to her in her dreams… the…(more)



Fact or Fiction – A Sam Prichard Mystery by David Archer



Genre(s): Mystery

Sam is dragged kicking and screaming into the one case he is certain will be his worst nightmare, as he is recruited to prove once and for all whether Beauregard is real, or a figment of his mother-in-law’s imagination. The old ghost claims to know that his own descendants are in danger, but he doesn’t know who they are or how to find them, so Sam is forced to delve into history to try to track them down. The things he learns, however, make the mystery get even deeper, and leave Kim wondering about her own sanity! It…(more)


Free the Darkness by Kel Kade


Genre(s): Fantasy

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence. Determined to adhere to his last orders, Rezkin extends his protection to an unlikely assortment of individuals he meets along…(more)


Forsaken Kingdom by J.R. Rasmussen


Genre(s): Fantasy

At his kingdom’s darkest hour, the lost heir returns. A pity he can’t remember who he is… To save his people and the forbidden magic they’re sworn to defend, Wardin Rath surrenders his birthright and his past. For seven years he’s held at the court of his deadliest enemy, oblivious to all he’s lost. Until one day, the spell that stole his memories begins to crack. On the heels of a harrowing escape, Wardin’s quest for answers leads him to the last magistery, where he studied magic as a boy. But he’ll find no safe haven there — or anywhere. Plagued…(more)



A Subtle Murder by Blythe Baker



Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Murder and intrigue on the Arabian Sea… When Rose Beckingham sets sail for England in the summer of 1926, she brings more than souvenirs from her years in India. She carries the memory of a family tragedy and a secret so terrible it could destroy the new life she hopes to build in London. But Rose isn’t the only passenger aboard the RMS Star of India with something to hide. Halfway across the Arabian Sea, death strikes and a murderer begins a deadly game only Rose can hope to end. With a mysterious Frenchman haunting her steps, can Rose outrun…(more)


Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, September 15, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, September 15, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Enjoy!


Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox



Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

Ghost hunter Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend, Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it — without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans… On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing…(more)



The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter



Genre(s): Thriller

Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the “minder” of the Crown Jewels for the “Jewel of the Lion” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no exception. Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich from Coulter’s…(more)



Kiss a Girl in the Rain by Nancy Warren



Genre(s): Romance, Free

Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream hes been searching for? When Evan Chance gives up a successful corporate law career to tackle the bucket list he wrote when he was twelve, he has no idea where the road will lead him.Caitlyn Sorenson is a happily settled small town doctor. When a sexy drifter rolls into town after a motorcycle accident leaves him stranded in Millers Pond…(more)



Her Bodyguard by E.E. Burke



Genre(s): Romance, Western

The most dangerous man may be the one she hires. For America “Amy” Langford, investing in the Border Tier Railroad isn’t about chasing riches. The savvy businesswoman is after bigger stakes: influence, respect, success her father didn’t live to see. Rioting settlers and underhanded competitors can’t stop her, but a killer might. When a ruggedly handsome drifter comes to her rescue, she trusts her instincts and hires him on the spot as her bodyguard. Buck O’Connor has put his violent past behind him, but being a wanted man dictates a life of deceit. So what’s one more lie? He becomes…(more)



The Dragon Tamer by Ava Richardson



Genre(s): Fantasy

A kingdom divided cannot stand. For those caught in the middle, it means death.? For centuries humans and dragons existed side by side in Alveria, bonded by their care of one another. But no longer. After decades with no viable eggs, humans far outnumber dragons, and the survival of the species appears bleak. The outlook for everyday humans is little better as rogue dragons raid and torment villages. Yet it’s far worse for the tamers, beaten and killed simply for serving the noble dragons.? But eking by at the bottom of Alverian society isn’t any easier for seventeen-year-old…(more)



The Uncertain Season by Ann Howard Creel



Genre(s): Historical

In hurricane-ravaged Galveston, a storm of betrayal is brewing. Nineteen-year-old Grace’s golden age is just beginning. She and her mother live a privileged life. Beautiful and talented, Grace is looking forward to a pleasant summer celebrating her engagement to a wealthy young gentleman. But when her lovely, charming, and disgraced cousin Etta arrives, Grace finds her place in society — and in her mother’s heart — threatened. Etta enchants everyone as she maneuvers to secure a station in Galveston’s upper echelons. Grace, in a reckless moment, reveals Etta’s scandalous past, and as punishment, she’s sent to work in Galveston’s…(more)



Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank



Genre(s): Mystery, Contemporary Fiction, Free

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect. Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty…(more)



Its In His Heart by Shelly Alexander



Genre(s): Romance

She has a secret. He has a scandal. And they both have an attraction they can’t deny. Ella Dennings is furious. Soaking wet, muddy, and furious. All she wants is to enjoy a quiet summer retreat in her Red River Valley cabin. Maybe she can finish healing after the death of her husband, Bradley. Maybe she can even finish writing that third book in her anonymously written bestselling series. But when she arrives at the cabin in a raging rainstorm, who does she find holed up there but Cooper Wells, Bradley’s sexy best friend — a man capable of seducing women…(more)



Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker



Genre(s): Mystery

Trouble is brewing in Everly’s new caf. Can she bag the culprit? Life hasn’t been so sweet for Everly Swan over the past couple of years, but now that she is back in her seaside hometown and the proud owner of a little iced tea shop and caf right on the beach, things are finally starting to look up — until a curmudgeonly customer turns up dead on the boardwalk. With one of her hallmark glass tea jars lying right next to him and an autopsy that reports poison in his system, it doesn’t look good for Everly or her brand…(more)



The Darkest Revenge by D.K. Holmberg



Genre(s): Fantasy

Some are born to power. Others must find it within themselves. Ages ago, powerful beings known only as the Elders left their mark on the world, gifting powerful stones to their followers. Through these stones, some have been gifted by birth with great abilities, while others search for them as a way to access that power. Scattered around the known lands, wars have been fought for them, and won by them. On the outskirts of the city, living within an ancient stronghold, Haern longs for a life beyond what he knows — and away from the long shadow cast by his…(more)



Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, September 8, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, September 8, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Happy reading!


Blood Song by Anthony Ryan



Genre(s): Fantasy

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm.” Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order — a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm — and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished…(more)



A HORSE CALLED SEPTEMBER by Anne Digby



Genre(s): Historical, YA

The moving story of a passionate friendship between two girls growing up together on an isolated Devon farm in the 1970s, the break-up of that friendship — and the horse that changed their lives forever. Now available as an ebook for the first time, Anne Digby’s debut novel is a childhood favourite both with English-speaking readers and with readers of various editions in translation…(more)



Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld



Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical

It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ genetically fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker, and Deryn Sharp, a Darwinist, are on opposite sides of the war. But their paths cross in the most unexpected way, taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure… One that will change both their lives forever…(more)



Vendetta by Jack McSporran



Genre(s): Thriller

Venice. The Mafia. A drug deal gone wrong. When a British covert intelligence agency learns of an impending drug deal between the Venetian mafia and one of the UK’s most notorious importers, agent Maggie Black is sent to stop it. Under the alias of an American drug lord, Maggie must infiltrate the crime family and stop their product from reaching British soil. A feat that gets more complicated when her colleague and old flame Leon is sent along with her. Maggie is soon thrust into the middle of a vicious war that spans generations. As blood is spilled and the…(more)



Command: A sexy Private Investigator suspense thriller romance by Ellie Masters



Genre(s): Thriller, Romance

Kate Summers’s career on the police force came to an implosive end when the mayor’s wife exposed her secret life as the Mistress of Pain. Kate lost not only her detective’s badge but something much more valuable: she lost her confidence as a Mistress of men. She now scrapes by as a private investigator, feeding off the misery of others. When the mayor and his wife ask her to investigate the murder of their daughter, Kate faces a difficult choice. To follow the leads, she must reenter the world that destroyed her career and go undercover as a submissive to…(more)



Elvish: A Fantasy Novel by S.G. Prince



Genre(s): Fantasy

It’s against the law for elves and humans to fall in love. But laws can be broken. When Venick is caught wandering the elflands, he knows the penalty is death. Desperate, he lies about his identity in hopes the elves will spare his life. Ellina doesn’t trust the human, and not merely because he speaks the language of men. Men lie. In elvish, however, lying is impossible. In a moment of intuition, Ellina decides to give Venick a chance: learn elvish, reveal his truths, and she will set him free. That is not, of course, what happens. As Ellina and…(more)



The Evening Star: A 1929 Series Prequel Novella by M.L. Gardner



Genre(s): Historical

Caleb Jenkins wasn’t looking for the love of his life. After selling his grandfather’s farm in Massachusetts, he was only searching for a place to start over and forget his past. In his travels through Georgia, he meets Arianna Bellamy, a woman with modern ideas, struggling beneath the confines of old-fashioned values and strict parents. She begins to buckle under the weight of the responsibility that’s been placed on her. Caleb sees a kindred spirit in her yearning to be free and has to fight to get beneath the iron exterior that Arianna has built for her own protection…(more)



Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland



Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Western

When her brother announces his marriage, Elizabeth Hamilton suddenly becomes unwanted and unwelcome in the only home shes ever known. To escape the new mistress of the house, Elizabeth accepts the invitation of her best friend to journey to Montana.The dirt streets and wooden storefronts of Sweetwater Springs and the hardships of ranch living are worlds away from the refinements of Gilded Age Boston, yet Elizabeth is filled with new hope–and buoyed by a wealthy bankers attentions. Yet its cowboy Nick Sanders who slowly awakens her heart and helps her recognize her strengths. And when a deadly influenza…(more)



One to Hold by Tia Louise



Genre(s): Romance, Free

Derek Alexander is a retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their “one week stand” only complicates matters.Because shell do everything in her power to get away from the past, but hell do everything he can to hold her…(more)



Not Quite Mine by Catherine Bybee



Genre(s): Romance

Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn “Katie” Morrison seems to have it all. But when she crosses paths with Dean Prescott–the only man shes ever loved–at her brothers wedding, Katie realizes theres a gaping hole in her life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise: a baby girl left on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learns who her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesnt need Dean snooping around…especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought were long gone..Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him about the baby. He…(more)



Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, September 1, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Happy reading!

 


Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

 

Genre(s): RomanceLandon Brinkleys dreams are all coming true. Shes landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event–even a childs birthday party–is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of…(more)

 

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Simon Fayter and the Doors of Bone by Austin J. Bailey

 

Genre(s): Fantasy, YAI stepped onto the scale and the needle swung slowly to the right, stopping dead center under the word ‘Fayter.’ The room went quiet as a tomb… “Simon Fayter has no idea that the quirky old tutor his mom works for is hiding an ancient secret, but the truth comes out when dark forces attack and he helps Simon escape into a magical destiny. When Simon inherits a dusty coat, a slew of strange powers, and an age-old mystery, he learns that the strange “lucky streak” he was born with is actually something much more complicated. And more dangerous…(more)

 

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The Cure by Stephanie Erickson

 

Genre(s): Sci-fi, YAOne life will make the difference.” Macey Holsinger has heard that promise for as long as she can remember. But it hasn’t saved anyone yet, not even her little brother. Little is known about the disease, except that it’s a rapid and absolute killer. Countless lives have been claimed in the last hundred years, and government scientists are working hard to stop the spread through human experimentation. Testing has killed nearly as many people as the disease and, to Macey at least, it seems like they’re no closer to a cure. At sixteen, conformity to the government’s idea of “sacrifice…(more)

 

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Highland Fire by Tanya Anne Crosby

 

Genre(s): HistoricalScotland, 1125, the Legend Begins …For two centuries, Aidan dun Scotis kinsmen have guarded Scotlands greatest secret, awaiting a worthy successor to arise and unite the Highland clans. His people are the last of the “Painted Ones,” the guardians of the true Stone of Destiny.A Struggle for PowerThe Highland tribes are fractured. Scotlands King David seeks an alliance with the fierce mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt Aidan dun Scoti–the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan …Tempted by revengeCursed by Aidans people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the…(more)

 

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Over the Misty Mountains by Gilbert Morris

 

Genre(s): Historical, ReligiousA tragic loss forces Josh Spencer to leave his home in Virginia and seek the frontier as an escape from his pain and bitterness of heart. Setting out in late fall with no knowledge of wilderness survival, he encounters a heavy snowstorm. And then a Cherokee chief finds him…Freedom and the hope of a homestead “over the misty mountains” entice Patrick and Elizabeth MacNeal and their two children to leave their secure life in Boston. Sailing to Virginia, they join a wagon train of pioneers headed west and find their journey sabotaged by broken wheels, violent storms, and flooding…(more)

 

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The Color of Love by Julianne MacLean

 

Genre(s): RomanceCarla Matthews is a single mother struggling to make ends meet and give her daughter Kaleigh a decent upbringing. When Kaleigh’s absent father Seth — a famous alpine climber who never wanted to be tied down — begs for a second chance at fatherhood, Carla is hesitant because she doesn’t want to pin her hopes on a man who is always seeking another mountain to scale. A man who was never willing to stay put in one place and raise a family. But when Seth’s plane goes missing after a crash landing in the harsh Canadian wilderness, Carla must wait for news…(more)

 

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Getting In the Spirit: a Sapphire Falls novella by Erin Nicholas

 

Genre(s): RomanceAt least one good thing has come from Levi Spencer’s car accident– it seems to have knocked some sense into him. He’s ready to leave his wild Vegas playboy ways behind and become a new man. And he knows just the place to do it… his brother Joe’s new hometown. He’s never spent time in a place described as quaint or idyllic, and now he intends to revel in every charming, sweet thing he can find. Like the homegrown country girl his brother sets him up with for the Christmas formal. Kate Leggot wants just one great Christmas. After a…(more)

 

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The Calamity Caf by Gayle Leeson

 

Genre(s): MysteryAspiring chef and small-town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own caf offering old-fashioned Southern food. But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competition… Tired of waiting tables at Lou’s Joint, Amy Flowers doesn’t just quit — she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the caf of her dreams. Amy can’t wait to serve the kind of Southern, down-home treats and dishes that her grandmother always loved to the kooky cast of regulars at the restaurant. She knows her comfort…(more)

 

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Heart of Dragons: A Sword & Sorcery Epic Fantasy by Meg Cowley

 

Genre(s): FantasyA stolen magic. A rising evil. They are pawns in a game they do not understand. When orphan Harper discovers a legendary Dragonheart, her life changes forever. Magically flung to the faraway country of Pelenor, where magic, dragons, and elves rule, Harper must find her place – and fast. Searching for the elven King’s missing Dragonheart is his ruthless Spymaster Dimitri, who has his own agenda to revolutionise Pelenor, and free it from the King’s greed. Harper is thrust into a web of intrigue beyond her knowledge, and her newfound companions – a roguish elven thief and his ragtag band of companions…(more)

 

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Clueless in Cleveland by Nelle Lewis

 

Genre(s): MysteryTen years ago, Samantha “Sam” Carter bailed on her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Now she’s back ? a return less anticipated than a Browns’ Super Bowl win ? to help her mom out of a funk. Sam heard it was bad, but now Mom’s blowing off bingo? Sam begins to suspect that her mom’s depression may not be all it appears, but she gets side-tracked when her investigator brother Paul tosses her into a case. They’re on the hunt for a client’s missing wife, Tracy. Sam discovers she has an old connection to Tracy, but will that help Sam find her…(more)

 

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Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, August 25, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, August 25, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Enjoy!


Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin



Genre(s): Historical

A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s–a time of heartache and turmoil as the country’s once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.With Empress Catherine’s Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty…(more)



Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped. From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope. When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their…(more)



The Queens Gambit: Book One of Imirillia by Beth Brower



Genre(s): Fantasy

Eleanor, the young queen of Aemogen, is confronted with the greatest threat her country has ever faced: surrender Aemogen’s sovereignty to the treacherous Imirillion Empire or endure a devastating and impossible war. Now she must decide if she will forfeit her people’s liberty or fight. When Wil Traveler, the disenchanted Imirillion soldier, wanders into her country, Eleanor takes the gamble of asking him to train her ill-prepared men for war, despite suspecting he may be a spy. Battling questions of war and conquest, Eleanor fights to protect her people as Wil challenges her way of life, all the while…(more)



My Honor Flight by Dan McCurrigan



Genre(s): Historical

This novel tells the story of a young soldier who accompanies his great-grandfather, Doug Mackinack, on an Honor Flight … a sponsored trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington D. C.During the flight, the old man shares stories from his platoons tour in Europe, many ending in dramatic (or occasionally, humorous) twists.The stories share not only suspenseful situations, but also the emotional impact of the platoons journey through a broad range of humanity: Fear. Courage. Compassion. Anger. Love. Death. Loyalty. Mercy. Retribution.In a final defining moment near the end of his tour, Mackinack is forced…(more)



Flame by Katie Cross



Genre(s): Fantasy

Dragon Servants Sanna and Isadora Spence live in the village of Anguis, deep in Letum Wood, where persnickety dragons are the least of their worries. Thanks to years of simmering tension, the hidden village is destined to crack. Soon. Sanna’s deep love for the giant beasts causes her to make an irreversible mistake, while Isadora’s disinterest leads her to a fateful decision that will change the course of the entire world. Can the sisters prevent everything they know from falling apart? Or do they allow it to break and the pave the way for new growth? Join the beloved sisterwitches…(more)



Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones



Genre(s): Mystery

When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead. Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding planning business, Paisley leaves the glamour of Los Angeles for a charming small town in Arkansas. Thinking she’ll arrive in Sugar Creek and liquidate the moldy property, Paisley’s shocked to find Enchanted Events has experienced a major makeover and is now the place for brides. She’s got…(more)



Heat by Holly S. Roberts



Genre(s): Romance

An Arizona HEATWAVE is on the horizon! I’m a private investigator and not by choice. I dreamed of becoming a police officer my entire life, made the dream reality, and had it taken away by a shoulder injury. Now, I’m snapping pictures of cheating husbands and wives, tracking down people who don’t want to be found, and basically working one worthless case after another while trying to make ends meet. Enter Catch Xavier Moon, a dangerous criminal. He’s hot and sexy and his world is crime, drugs, and women. Not exactly a combination to turn me on. Now, people I…(more)



LAST LIGHT: a Beacon Falls Thriller featuring Lucy Guardino by CJ Lyons



Genre(s): Thriller

After leaving the FBI, life should be easy, right? Wrong — not if you’re Lucy Guardino. Lucy has always seen herself as a normal Pittsburgh soccer mom who happened to have a job chasing the worst of the worst. But after a violent predator targets her family and she’s injured, Lucy sacrifices her career with the FBI in order to keep her family safe. What is she now that she’s no longer a FBI Special Agent? she wonders as she begins her new job with the Beacon Group, a private consulting firm that specializes in cold cases and bringing justice to…(more)



Fatal Threat: A Novel of Romantic Suspense by Marie Force



Genre(s): Romance

With a killer on the loose, it’s the worst time to be on lockdown It’s just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anythingincluding the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. This isn’t the first time the couple’s lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam’s…(more)



The Last Place You Look: A Mystery by Kristen Lepionka



Genre(s): Mystery

Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend Brad Stockton — black and from the wrong side of the tracks — was convicted of the murders and is now on death row. Though he’s maintained his innocence all along, the clock is running out. His execution is only weeks away when his devoted sister insists she spied Sarah at an area gas station. Willing to try anything, she hires PI Roxane Weary to look at the case and see if…(more)