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Incredulity by Kathy Zebert (Clean Romantic Suspense)
Callie Fletcher, a widowed Texas court reporter, is content with her life as it is… until she meets Dominic Jaxson, a handsome, wealthy, old-fashioned Texas cowboy. A beautiful Austin sunset turns into a dreamy romantic fairy tale, but one Monday morning, after a lovely weekend away, Dominic appears on Callie’s courtroom docket as a defendant charged with murder.
Callie’s world comes crashing down when she finds out that Dom has been keeping a huge secret, and that secret leaves her in a bind, both professionally and personally. In her journey to find the truth, Callie discovers more about herself than she’d ever imagined possible.
Lessons in Love by Clarissa Carlyle (New Adult Romance)
“Lessons in Love has a feel-good and compelling plot that could easily be made into a movie. It’s most highly recommended!” — 5 Stars from Readers’ Favorite
This was a clean story that is just hard to put down. Literally, I didn’t put it down until I was finished! –Amazon reviewer
Lessons in Love has been featured in Glamour UK magazine
It has also been featured in ELLE UK magazine
Alex Heron has more secrets than a cat has lives. Keeping up with the charade that’s her life is draining and her façade is cracking under the stress. She’s the American teen dream—blonde, blue-eyed and head cheerleader at her high school, but no one knows the real Alex…and she plans to keep it that way. The truth would make her an instant outcast. Enter Mark Simmons, the new math teacher. With a body to die for and a face that makes every girl swoon, Alex is no exception…until she realizes she opens up to him more than anyone else in her life. Even her best friend, Claire.
Mark knows his attraction to Alex is dangerous for both of them. He tries to tell himself he only wants to help her turn her grades and her life around. But the intense tutoring sessions only bring them closer. He can’t deny his feelings any more than Alex can. Though he hasn’t the strength to stop seeing Alex, he’s glad she does. They can only be teacher and student. No intimate dates. No long talks. No longing looks. And it’s killing him. But when she has the chance to go to Princeton, Mark realizes he must let her go…even if it breaks their hearts.
LESSONS IN LOVE is the touching story of two people who fall in love at the wrong time, in the wrong place, but make the ultimate sacrifice and do the right thing. If you miss this story, you’ll miss the read of a lifetime!
The Banshee’s Embrace by Victoria Richards (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy)
Jacqueline Huston has no idea what has been happening to her, but it started the night she was attacked by men with strange powers. While mortally wounded in the attack, Jacqueline knows she would have surely died if her husband hadn’t thrown himself into the line of fire. But being alive is little comfort when your husband is dead.
Ever since that night, Jacqueline has been strangely drawn to death for reasons she doesn’t understand. When death is nearby, she can see when it is coming for someone. However, it’s her urge to sing when she gets close to dying people that she finds most disturbing.
Toby Williams is a wizard and a member of the Brotherhood of Merlyn, an ancient order of powerful wizards. He’s been charged by the Brotherhood to keep an eye on Jacqueline. Half banshees are rare, and if placed in the wrong hands they can be a powerful weapon. As owner of Merlyn’s Bar, a place the lovely Ms. Huston frequents, it seems an easy enough assignment for Toby.
When a sinister wizard attempts to kidnap her, Jacqueline learns a frightening truth about her heritage, and her powers. Will she be able to use her powers to save Toby, the man she is falling in love with, or will her powers consumer her, causing her to lose everything she holds dear?
Black Hellebore (Heroes of Falledge Book 1) by Nicole Zoltack (New Adult Paranormal Romance)
Once a year for the past decade, Nicholas Adams returns to Falledge and leaves a black hellebore on his girlfriend’s grave. While fleeing Falledge, he spies a shady man sneaking into the laboratory. Nicholas chases after him and dies for his trouble. A witch brings him back to life, only Nicholas is not the same man. Turns out, magic combined with a black hellebore in his pocket changed him into a kind of a super man.
Julianna Paige, his girlfriend’s twin and deputy of Falledge, struggles to solve several murders. Nicholas, and his alter ego the Black Hellebore, helps her, even as she helps him move on and start to truly live again.
Unfortunately, Nicholas wasn’t the only one changed in the laboratory explosion, and now a super villain is bent on destroying Falledge, and killing the Black Hellebore. But falling in love might prove more dangerous than any super villain.
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Cruel and Unusual by C.E. Wilson (YA Dystopia/Paranormal Romance)
On a remote island in Alaska, Malcolm is part of Project Isolation, where he must reflect on the crime that cost him the only thing he ever loved. He spends his days and nights alone, with his thoughts and his art—drawing the woman he lost.
But his isolation comes to a strange and abrupt halt when a miniature winged woman with pink hair and striking blue eyes comes literally crashing through his cell and his life.
Is Verity Nine a fairy? A sophisticated spy drone? She’s says she’s a human, and she just might be the answer to the pardon he’s so desperately wanted. But at what cost? The closer Malcolm gets to Verity, the less he sees a fantastical creature or a robot—what he sees is a woman for whom he might be willing to sacrifice it all.
Cruel and Unusual is a YA dystopian novel that forces readers to ask if the human mind can truly cope with loneliness. Author C.E. Wilson has watched every episode of The Twilight Zone and it shows in her writing.
Buy Cruel and Unusual today to read a dystopian where a man’s loneliness is the greatest enemy of all.
Touch Sensitive by Lee Isserow (Romantic Suspense)
John Ballard is a PI with a condition. One in a million born with a sensitivity.
He absorbs the memories of whatever or whoever he touches.
The cops call him in to help on a case, a gruesome and inexplicably artistic murder that only someone with his gift can solve.
But absorbing the memories of the mutilated body is going to send John’s life spiralling out of control, force him to cross every line, betray everyone who trusts him.
He doesn’t just want to find the killer – he needs to find her – because the one thing that’s clear about the woman behind the crime, is that she’s a sensitive too.
And the more he learns about this mysterious woman that shares his gift, the more he’s convinced he’s in love with her, and will do whatever it takes to keep the police off her scent.
Touch Sensitive is a genre-bending thriller, combining noir and scifi with romantic suspense, channelling Iain Banks and Margaret Atwood by way of Dashiell Hammett and Philip K. Dick.
WereHuman – The Witch’s Daughter by Gwendolyn Druyor (Paranormal Fantasy Thriller)
The Hillens are very good parents.
But with all the secrets in the Hillen household, the biggest one is hiding right under their noses. When 6 year old Bailey finds a puppy abandoned in a basket on their porch, Clark and Sher have no way of knowing their new pet is a werehuman – an animal that can change into a person. Now, the genetic engineers of the evil Consortium are searching for them, intent on making Bailey and his unusual pet their newest test subjects. In the face of the unthinkable, will Bailey’s strange, misfit family decide to run? Or fight?
Ambassador’s Bride by C.J. Scarlett (SciFi Romance)
In a dystopian future where humans have foolishly squandered Earth’s natural resources, the few remaining people are becoming desperate. Crowded in huge underground cities, they’ve finally come to the end of the line and they must decide whether or not they will trade the only valuable resource Earth has left… Women.
Being the daughter of a wealthy diplomat, Rose is blissfully ignorant of how the less fortunate live. Desperate to escape to a planet where she can enjoy the sun on her face and swim in clear unpolluted oceans, she vows to make herself the first bride to be mated to off-worlders.
When the Krylon delegation arrives, she realizes that in addition to being good stewards of their planet, eager for female companionship, and polite to a fault, the Krylon males are also drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately, Earth’s population is vehemently opposed to the galactic mate’s treaty… will Rose and her soon to be Hot Alien Husband be able to make their escape from Earth?
My Kinda Magik by Maria B. Bourke (Self Help)
P.S. This ‘stuff’ really works!
‘If you are searching for inspiration, guidance and a truly honest account of how to focus your life on what you love, to dream big and enable those dreams to become reality, this book is for you.’ Grace Brady, Writer, Photographer and Foodie busylittlefoodie.blogspot.ie
My Kinda Magik is a modern life autobiographical journey infused with ‘body, mind and Spirit’ new age learning and wisdom. For the most part it is upbeat and lively…like the author!
This story – in many ways a journey in books – is a unique take on pop psychology complete with “how to” instructions on using and integrating the resources and learning from the popular self-help / body, mind and Spirit bookshelves, based on the author’s own ongoing research and application of the techniques and tools, as well as the outcomes she achieved. She reveals what works for her like affirmations, visualisation, meditation and journal writing as well as sharing new resources – including the Weekly Goals Journal – she has developed and uses herself both personally, and in her InspirAction Coaching / Personal Empowerment Business.
The book charts the personal development and self-discovery of the author Maria Bourke from her encounter with “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield in Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam in the early 90s right up to Summer 2016. The story maps out the real unfolding of Maria’s life – dealing honestly with recession Ireland, loss and heartache, the failure of two businesses and having to re-invent herself and the necessary soul searching, personal transformation and awareness this requires. She explores many avenues to heal her past, address her weaknesses and create a new empowered version of herself and a more sustainable “at peace” life which ultimately leads her to reveal and embrace her authentic self and real happiness.
Review by Grace Brady, Writer, Photographer and Foodie behind http://www.busylittlefoodie.blogspot.ie
“Dream big, dream strong, dream happy. But above all, dream…and let your dreams become your reality”. Maria Bourke’s compelling book is a refreshingly honest and open account of her life and her dedication to focusing on what inspires her and makes her truly happy. Learning from her mistakes and successes throughout this journalised account of her life, it would be impossible not be absorbed by the sheer vastness of the difference between her life as a workaholic, successful business woman and the focused, life affirming, creative and passionate person she is today. It is not simply Maria’s truthful, considered and often times hilarious accounts of pivotal moments in her life that make My Kinda Magik such a pleasure to read. Her ability to relay personal pitfalls, natural confusion over her goals and how she overcame her doubts about her career, family focus and life direction, speaks so readily to all of us.
Maria is the kind of heart centred, honest life-enthusiast you would wish for in a friend. Reading her book is akin to sitting next to an old friend, cup of tea in hand, feeling nourished, inspired and humbled to hear of her life challenges and the adventure it all turned out to be.
If you are searching for inspiration, guidance and a truly honest account of how to focus your life on what you love, to dream big and enable those dreams to become reality, this book is for you.
Fire and Ice: Bride of the Drake by N.M. Whittaker (Paranormal Romance)
Praise for Fire and Ice: Bride of the Drake:
I liked the pace of the story & the characters. Looking forward to finding out more about this world and how the main character fits in.
If her life was meant for something else, she still didn’t know what the hell it was.
This entire day had been strange… Allegra was just a poor waitress in a crappy restaurant. Beaten down by life, she drinks to forget.
A necklace given by a stranger.
What will she find?
The quick death she expects comes with a crappy life or the life and love she never believed would happen…
Death of the Idiot Boss by Janice Croom (Mystery)
Somebody beat her to it.
Corporate climber, Kadence MacBride, is smashing the glass ceiling with her size ten pumps, or so she thinks. Not only does she get passed over, her promotion goes to her idiot employee, and he becomes her new boss.
Worst day ever, or so she thinks. Worst doesn’t have a floor, and idiots tend to get themselves killed.
Losing a promotion–bad
Becoming a prime murder suspect–CATASTROPHIC
Police Captain Cooper has hit his own glass ceiling. Solving this case quickly will break him through it, so Cooper doesn’t care what’s true. Since Kadence makes the easiest target, he’s gunning for her.
Long buried secrets from the Civil Rights era seek vengeance from the grave. Kadence has her own secrets to keep.
There are some things you don’t delegate. Adding amateur sleuth to her resume, Kadence sets out to find the real killer. If she fails, she’ll trade her red power suit for an orange jumpsuit.
Praise for Kadence MacBride
Kadence MacBride is quite the memorable character.
An original and engaging protagonist.
Kadence is a definite keeper.
File under: whodunit mystery, murder mystery, humorous mysteries, female sleuth mysteries, book club recommendations 2015, amateur sleuth mystery, lending library
That’s it for this week. I hope you find something to enjoy in this list and remember, if there is a particular genre you’d like to see, let me know in the comments.
Until next time