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New Book Releases 2014

This page highlights a select group of New Book Releases 2014. If you are looking for a something new to read then this page is a great place to start for a new book. 

New Releases 11/12-11/25





A Hidden Element

Paranormal Suspense

Evil lurks within…

When Caleb Madroc is used against his will as part of his father’s plan to breed a secret alien community and infiltrate society with their unique powers, he vows to save his oppressed people and the two children kept from him.

Seven years later, Laura and Ben Fieldstone’s son is abducted, and they are forced to trust a madman’s son who puts his life on the line to save them all. The enemy’s desire to own them—or destroy them—leads to a survival showdown.

Laura and Ben must risk everything to defeat a new nemesis that wants to rule the world with their son, and Caleb may be their only hope—if he survives. But must he sacrifice what he most desires to do so? Read more on Amazon.

Editorial Reviews:

“Chilling and dark, Donna Galanti’s A Hidden Element is a twisty journey into another world, where fathers and sons fight the ultimate battle, and ghostly strangers manipulate those left behind on Earth. Don’t miss it.” —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of When Shadows Fall

“A Hidden Element is a fascinating look at the bleak and graphic world of the Elyon Destroyers, a humanoid race with special powers and a strong drive to endure and procreate at all costs, and other Elyons who struggle to stop them and save humanity. It is also a haunting story about just how far parents will go to protect, or destroy, their children in the name of love.” —Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The World Beneath

The Color of the Season

General Fiction

From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes the next instalment in her popular Color of Heaven series – a gripping, emotional tale about real life magic that touches us all during the holiday season…

Includes Bonus Content: A Bookclub Discussion Guide
Praise for The Color of Heaven Series:

“A box of tissues should be included in the purchase price of this book…. I finished THE COLOR OF HEAVEN in a matter of hours, but I’ve no doubt the read and the lessons imparted through Sophie’s story will stay with me… probably forever. THE COLOR OF HEAVEN is an incredibly poignant and unbelievably gripping novel, deserving Romance Junkies’ highest rating.”
FIVE BLUE RIBBONS – Chris at Romance Junkies

Other books in this series:

  • Book One: THE COLOR OF HEAVE
  • Book Two: THE COLOR OF DESTINY
  • Book Three: THE COLOR OF HOPE
  • Book Four: THE COLOR OF A DREAM
  • Book Five: THE COLOR OF A MEMORY
  • Book Six: THE COLOR OF LOVE
  • Book Seven: THE COLOR OF THE SEASON
  • Click here to read more on Amazon.

LAST SCREAM

Mystery/Thriller-Serial Killer

EACH SCREAM COULD BE YOUR LAST   He kidnaps them. Punishes them. Sends them to hell.

Then he displays them so everyone will know they are sinners.

IF HE FINDS YOU   Texas Ranger William H. Thomas is called to a small town where the body of a mutilated woman has been found. She’s kneeling and trussed to a tree, and her hands are tied together as if in prayer. Something horrific lies in her arms. No sooner does he catch the case, when the FBI swoops in to take it.

HE WILL NEVER   Special Agent Savannah St. Germaine, from the Louisiana branch of the FBI, is working a case in which the killer leaves his victims nailed up in crucifixion fashion. A similar MO shows up in Texas. Certain it’s the same killer, she heads to Austin to investigate further. Her suspicions are confirmed, but the powers that be aren’t willing to hand over the case. If she wants to work it, she’ll have to partner up with one of their own.

LET YOU GO   Lorelei Hamilton finally gets the nerve to leave her abusive husband. Everything is well thought out. She’ll ditch her car, dump her cell phone, change her name and establish a new identity. But she hadn’t planned on being abducted by a psychopath who makes her husband’s violent outbursts look like child’s play.

Now Will and Savannah are on the hunt for the most sadistic serial killer the South has ever seen.

Click to see the entire The Thomas Family Series on Amazon.

Playing Charlie Cool

(Trager Family Secrets Book 3)

Literary Fiction

Television producer Charlie Trager knows he’s lucky to have a successful career and good friends and family who support him.

The man he loves, however, is not so lucky. Joshua Goldberg suffers the spite of an ex-wife gunning to keep him from their two children…and maybe Charlie.

Determined not to let Joshua go, Charlie crafts a scheme that could remove the obstacles to their relationship…or destroy their love forever.

(Note: May be read as a stand-alone story.)

Click to see the entire Trager Family Secrets series on Amazon.

Jamaican Temptation

Contemporary Romance

Can you resist?

Shopaholic Kyra Mays decides to shop for a rich man on her Jamaican vacation. Instead, she meets Justin Lance, a white reggae singer who’s nearly as poor as the orphans he devotes his life to helping. Overwhelmed by his magnetism, she decides to have a fling with him.

All that matters to Justin is being a perfect Rastafarian. He vows to avoid succumbing to temptation with the dark beauty at all costs. Unable to keep their hands off each other, they forge a bond that is just as emotional as physical as they explore their differences on the lush island of Jamaica. But Justin’s secret will put their ability to compromise through an impossible test. Read more on Amazon.

by Afton Locke – USA Today Bestselling Author

Mercenary Instinct

Science Fiction Romance

Skulking around in the ruins on a planet swarming with treasure hunters, slavers, and bounty hunters isn’t good for one’s health. But Ankari Markovich needs a few archaeological samples for her latest business venture, a venture that might prove lucrative enough to move her family off the impoverished planet where she grew up. Unfortunately, she has no sooner collected her samples than she’s captured by a band of brawny mercenaries. The captain might be handsome, but he’s intent on turning her over to some finance lord who has, for reasons unknown, put a bounty on her head, a ridiculously large one at that. If she can’t figure out a way to escape before she’s delivered to the lord’s home world, she could be forced into a life of indentured servitude—or worse.

Captain Viktor Mandrake doesn’t usually take on piddling bounty hunting gigs, but when his intelligence officer informs him of a criminal on a nearby planet, he decides it wouldn’t hurt to take a shuttle down to collect the woman. But Ankari Markovich is trouble from the start, nearly eluding his elite forces, then fighting and tricking his people left and right. He finds himself admiring her spirit, but according to her warrant, she’s a criminal. The safest thing is to keep her in the brig and ignore her until she can be handed off to the man who wants her.

But the situation grows more complicated when other bounty hunters show up, wanting to claim Ankari for themselves. Thanks to this woman, Viktor’s ship is in danger, his crew members are going missing, and he’s fighting enemies he never asked for in a jungle in the middle of a hurricane. He’s either going to strangle Ankari… or fall in love. Either scenario could get him killed. Read more on Amazon.

Devil’s Dominion

Historical Fiction

FROM #1 BESTSELLING and AMAZON ALL-STAR AUTHOR KATHRYN LE VEQUE comes a dark Medieval Romance of hatred, revenge, and ultimately redemption. Enter the DEVIL’S DOMINION….

1205 A.D. – It’s years after The Dark Lord, Jax de Velt, tore through the Welsh marches and captured several castles. Still, he holds lands that do not belong to him. Out of the ashes from this dark and lawless time rises the son of one of the men Jax de Velt put to the stake. Bent on revenge against The Dark Lord, Bretton de Llion has grown up in obscurity, hidden from de Velt’s rage, and has learned to hate the very world around him. His sense of vengeance against de Velt has been his guiding force for years. Gathering a powerful mercenary army, Bretton rages through Wales, emulating de Velt’s reign of terror, killing and destroying, moving towards a target he has long planned for – abducting one of Jax de Velt’s children in order to lure Jax into his trap. Discovering that Jax’s eldest daughter is a novice nun at Alberbury Priory, he burns down the priory in his quest to abduct Lady Allaston de Velt. Successful in his endeavor, he sends word to de Velt: come to me or your daughter will suffer. His perfect revenge is planned.

But it is not so perfect when this warrior, who has never known love or kindness, discovers feelings for the daughter of the man he has hated his entire life. Join Bretton and Allaston in a very complex journey of terror, sadness, and the ultimate conquest – love. Old friends such as Christopher de Lohr and Keller de Poyer join Jax de Velt as integral parts of this riveting Medieval tale.

Can Allaston prevent Bretton from killing her father? Or do old hatreds burn too deep? Enter the Devil’s Dominion at your own risk. Read more on Amazon.

Hidden Prospects

Western Romance

Millie Pritchett harbors a decades old secret that has kept her a spinster well into her late thirties. Because of the pain of her past mistakes, she has taken on a shy personality to protect her heart. When her father remarries and sends her away, she goes to Prescott, the town where her only friend lives. She never expected she would end up working for such an attractive business man. As her heart begins to hope for the future, she must keep her past from destroying it.

After years of supporting his mother and siblings, Paul Lancaster now has his independence. He splits his time between his placer mine and the boardinghouse he built for his mother. When a spinster comes to town to visit a friend, he wonders if she could be the love he has waited so long to find. In the midst of it all, his life turns upside down and he stands to lose both of his businesses.

Will the secrets of their pasts keep them from finding the hidden prospect of new love? Read more on Amazon.

Stern Desire – Secrets Revealed

Erotic Romance

Jared Stern knew Akyra Harris was the one. He would do anything to keep her in his life: expensive designer clothes, luxury cars, fancy homes, exclusive getaways. Still, it was with great trepidation she entered the relationship. His secrets weighed heavily on her. Not knowing if it was something she could accept and be able to live with. But she had fallen for him and was addicted to the unbelievable things he does to her body, and the mind blowing feelings he so expertly resurrected from her.

Jared was so intent on keeping Kyra in his life he got her pregnant. An added complication that Kyra did not want. A child with a man she did not know as well as she wanted to, and a relationship that was moving too fast for her comfort.
When Jared’s secrets were finally exposed not only did Kyra discovered he had mental health issues but that his sexual appetite was varied, controversial, and much more taboo than she had dear to imagine. His revealed forbidden sexual practices have placed their relationship in shambles, and Kyra was adamant that she would never submit to consensual sexual mistreatment.

What will Jared do to save his relationship?

Will it be enough to gain back the trust of the woman he cannot live without? Read more on Amazon.

The Clever Mill Horse

Historical Fiction

A young woman’s gift could weave together the fabric of a nation…

1810, upstate New York. 21-year-old Ella Kenyon is happiest gliding through the thick woods around her small frontier town, knife in hand, her sharp eyes tracking game. A gift for engineering is in her blood, but she would gladly trade it for more time in the forest. If only her grandfather’s dying wish hadn’t trapped her into a fight she never wanted.

Six years ago, Ella’s grandfather made her vow to finish his life’s work: a flax-milling machine that has the potential to rescue her mother, brother, and sister from the brutality of life with her drunkard father. The copious linen it yields could save her struggling town, subjugate the growing grip of southern cotton. Or it could be Ella’s downfall.

Making the machine work is only the beginning. Fulfilling her promise will take her from the hills of Iroquois country through the rough iron towns of the Pine Barrens, the sophisticated streets of Philadelphia, and to Washington City, a capitol younger—and wilder—than Ella herself. Now she must find the one man who can protect her design—and her family—from the pirates at her heels, ready to steal everything she’s achieved. And if she’s not quick enough, not clever enough to succeed, more than her own life rests in the balance… Read more on Amazon.

“In this delightful debut novel set in the early 19th century, a young woman fights to patent her flax-milling machine. . .An assured, cleverly plotted piece of historical fiction with an irrepressible female protagonist.”  –Kirkus Reviews

Border Brotherhood

Historical Romance

Three bestselling medieval romance authors deliver the passion and pageantry of the Middle Ages…

In New York Times’ Bestselling Author Claire Delacroix’s THE BEAUTY BRIDE, a bold beauty flees an arranged marriage to an outlaw, only to have him pursue her and steal her heart. Does she dare trust in their future, despite the shadow of his past? “A lyrical medieval-era romance!”—Publishers Weekly on THE BEAUTY BRIDE, a Quill Award nominee and a #1 Kindle Bestseller.

From Amazon’s Multi-#1 Bestselling Medieval Romance author Kathryn Le Veque, FRAGMENTS OF GRACE is an epic historical romance with power, passion, and a paranormal element set within the reign of Edward II. Can a knight with a tragic past find love again? “Kathryn Le Veque takes you on an emotional roller coaster!”—Amazon reviews

In Amazon’s Bestselling author and RONE Award winner Suzan Tisdale’s ROWAN’S LADY, Lady Arline is doing her best to survive her third marriage when her husband kidnaps a little girl. When the child’s father, Rowan Graham, comes to rescue his daughter, he finds he must also rescue the woman who has been caring for her. 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Romance and #1 Kindle Bestseller.

Be swept away to the Borders of Scotland to savor the chivalry and adventure of an era when knights and Highlanders fought for principle—and for love. Meet a trio of valiant heroes, each determined to win the heart of his lady forever, no matter the price. Read more on Amazon.

The Duet

Contemporary Romance

Izzy Delaney is sharp-tongued and quick-witted, with an unapologetic style of her very own. She is certain that she is destined for great things; if only she could hold down a job for more than a couple of weeks. Whether it’s her blue hair or her inability to conform to polite convention, Izzy can’t seem to find her niche.

Jay Archer is moody and introspective, and most definitely not a member of the Izzy Delaney fan club. In fact, Izzy can’t remember hearing him utter a complete sentence to her in… well, forever. He prefers to fade into the background and observe life from a safe distance.

Despite living in the same apartment and sharing a best friend, these polar opposites barely tolerate one another.

Until a chance encounter on stage changes everything.

A song written but never meant to be heard, a video accidentally gone viral, and an unthinkable tragedy. How can a bond so fragile be expected to stand up against the domino effect of The Duet? Read more on Amazon.

First Knights

FROM #1 BESTSELLING, MULTI-PUBLISHED AUTHORS OF MEDIEVAL HISTORICAL FICTION COMES A STUNNING COLLECTION OF ‘FIRST’ NOVELS.

Domning…Le Veque…Knight… Kean… O’Donnell… Markland… Williams… York. Eight of the top voices in Medieval Historical romance brings to you a collection of ‘first’ novels – either the first novel ever published, the first written, or the first in a series, welcome to this collection of first novels by some of the best authors in the world. This is a limited edition collection with eight bestselling novels at a special limited price. From England to Ireland to France, enjoy the power, majesty, and triumph of High Middle Ages romance and action!

  • Denise Domning WINTER’S HEAT
  • Kathryn Le Veque TO THE LADY BORN
  • Eliza Knight A KNIGHT’S VICTORY
  • Anna Markland HEARTS AND CROWNS
  • Laurel O’Donnell THE ANGEL AND THE PRINCE
  • Catherine Kean A KNIGHT’S VENGEANCE
  • Lana Williams A VOW TO KEEP
  • Ashley York THE SAXON BRIDE – A NORMAN
  • Read more on Amazon.

The Evolved

Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, General Fiction

The prophecy reads:

“Five will remain. The orphan, the divided, the heart, and the brave. They will be the final hope of mankind, and through them, all life will evolve.”

The world has changed since the Old Immortals first arrived. Centuries have passed, civilizations have come and gone. As time wore on, they realized their power was dwindling, and they were fading away. Each new generation grew stronger, until only a few Old Immortals remained.

The Evolved have been called together to usher in the new era.

They are the five remaining descendants of the Old Immortals. They come from different walks of life, but find themselves united under a shared purpose; to help mankind move into the next phase. Read more on Amazon.

Werewolf Academy Book 1: Strays

Young Adult Fantasy

Werewolves are struggling to survive.

Jaze and those who remain of his pack build an Academy to protect the children who endured the genocide.

Alex and Cassie arrive as orphans after losing everyone they love.

The twins find themselves in a new world where they have to survive the politics and dangers of being a werewolf in a world that wants them destroyed.

But outside forces have found them.

Can Alex protect his sister and survive the attacks of a man who wants them dead and will stop at nothing to see it happen?

Click to see all the books in the Werewolf Academy series on Amazon.

Slippery When Wet

One Woman’s Journey through the Mystery of Sex

Non-Fiction: Human Sexuality

Part kitchen table talk with a trusted Aunt, part fascinating lecture into the newest research on creating great sex, this book is easy to understand and will open your eyes to the latest medicine that even many physicians haven’t caught up on yet.

Sex impacts everyone every day. But many of us are hesitant to talk about what is really going on in our sex lives, especially during those times when we feel unsure or are out of sync with our lover.

Slippery When Wet: One Woman’s Journey Through the Mystery of Sex is a guide for gaining sensual self-awareness and deep-rooted sexual confidence. Young adult or senior citizen, male or female, this book will leave you in awe of the power of human sexuality in our lives. You’ll also gain some practical new tricks to try at home (alone or in partnership).

Author and reproductive physiologist Dr. Joanna Ellington (“Dr. E”) uses her own story to walk readers through the progression of human sexuality over a lifetime. As the inventor of the first fertility lubricant “Pre-Seed,” Dr. E’s twists and turns in human sexuality are a unique mix of personal and professional. While describing the different stages of her own sexual development, Dr. E weaves in findings from related science to help men and women feel more at ease with themselves and find their own paths to the sexual fulfillment they deserve.

In Slippery When Wet, Dr. E takes on many of the controversial sex topics of today, often through the unique lens of her specialty in andrology (the study of men). This book candidly discusses topics such as teens and sex, solo masturbation within marriage and how to play detective to find out why we just don’t feel like “doing it” anymore. Read more on Amazon.

Seven Days and Six Worst-Case Scenarios

Romance, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Chick Lit

Mix dry wit with a juicy corpse and let it simmer over a red hot romance to serve up a wicked comedy.

Curious, quirky, crisis consultant Victoria Douglas needs a vacation, and to learn to keep her sassy mouth shut. Instead, she’s gunning a stolen SUV up a mountain with beer cans and bug spray as her only weapons in a fight for survival. She and her investigative reporter friend, Julie Tran, have landed in a Caribbean vacation crap-sandwich bursting with murder, narcotics, and one gorgeous piece of man-flesh.

College flame, Alex Marshall, professed his love and disappeared without a trace. Twelve years later he materializes at Victoria’s resort on St. Kitts and he’s got more charm and sex appeal than ever. Tingling lady bits and long-buried feelings aside, Victoria discovers she and Julie are at the center of a criminal conspiracy that stretches across two continents. They’ve got one chance to prove their innocence before competing nefarious factions feed them to the fish…or worse.

Victoria has to decide just how far she is willing to go to save her life and mend her heart. Read more on Amazon.

The Quest of Narrigh

Fantasy

THE OTHER WORLDS: where the realms of science-fiction and fantasy collide…

Connor becomes trapped in a fantasy world while playing the online role-playing game (RPG), The Quest of Narrigh. He has no memory of how he got there. He played the game well on his brother’s laptop. He defeated his enemies with his acts of defiance and bravery. Now the game has become a reality. And in a world governed by magic, filled with hostile races, warring factions and ferocious beasts, Connor soon finds he does not have the bravery to swat a fly.

As the world around him grows starker and more perilous in his mind, Connor knows that he must master his abilities if he wants to find his way home and muster his courage if he wants to survive. For he is on the verge of making an important discovery that will change his life forever.

Unbeknown to the races of Narrigh, there is a rift between their world and the world of Odisiris, which is inhabited by a race known as Citizens.

The Citizen Scientist – Skelos Dorm – has been exiled to Narrigh from his home planet for carrying out unlawful experiments. Forced to work for the Narrigh government, he holds in his possession a great artefact that, if wielded, could disrupt the balance between the two worlds and ultimately lead to their destruction…

RACES: Citizens, Darque Goblins, Drone Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Theria Elves, Traceless and Darque Goblins.

FACTIONS: THE FURNACE consisting of the Blade Army. THE STORM consisting of the Score Army. Read more on Amazon.

 Romantic Susp. Can this alpha keep his love safe?

SEAL Honor. Love. – Romantic Suspense

Thriller With A Scientific Edge

Surprising and layered, it’s a great read!

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