This page highlights a select group of New Book Releases for 2014 – 2015. 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 3/4-3/17/2015
Young Adult. Epic Fantasy
Released: Feb. 23, 2105
Contemporary. Fantasy. Paranormal. Romance. Series
The one night she’ll want to remember, she’ll be forced to forget.
It’s been almost a year since Celine’s fiancé’s death and she’s still struggling to move on. But when she meets Thane, the super hot lead singer of Thane’s Redemption, she finds her desire reawakening, and her heart opening. Soon one kiss leads them straight into a night of heated passion…
Thane’s unexpected connection with Celine only leaves him wanting more of her—but his life makes it impossible. For Thane’s Redemption is just a cover for a deeper secret: A former Army Ranger presumed dead, Thane is really a time-traveling, covert operative charged with saving the world from disaster. Each jump through time forces those around him to forget he ever existed—and Celine would be no exception.
But can time work in their favor to give them a second chance at love? Or will a choice Thane makes in the future put Celine in mortal danger?…
25,000 Words. Read more on Amazon.
A Contemporary College Romance
A beautiful college senior and her private writing professor collaborate in more ways than one.
Haunted by her mysterious past and torn between her desire for two men, the more Sydney learns about life, the less she understands.
As Sydney’s final semester at Addison College begins, she registers for an independent study with Professor Sparling. Unable to suppress the attraction she feels toward her teacher, Sydney flirts shamelessly hoping her college romance fantasy comes true. To her surprise, Professor Sparling reciprocates. Sydney loves the magnetic tension between the two of them, but most of all she loves to imagine that perhaps she and her professor are truly meant to be.
Still, Sydney can’t deny that she harbors deep feelings for her ex, Henry. And Henry remains madly in love with Sydney. He’ll stop at nothing to keep her away from the professor.
Henry claims he lied to the woman he loves for all the right reasons. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her back. But will she give him a second chance?
At the center of a torrid love triangle, Sydney must decide whether to forgive Henry’s betrayal, or plunge into an affair with her hot, rule-breaking professor.
Two men want her, only one can have her.
This racy novel from the When It’s Love new adult contemporary romance series continues Sydney Morrison’s passionate coming of age story. Read more on Amazon.
Time Travel Romance Boxed Set
An antique hope chest containing five unique objects . . . five people inexorably drawn to the items inside . . . each sent to the past where they must accomplish a task and find their own path to true love with the help of a magical matchmaker determined to bring soul mates together, even across time.
The Hope Chest includes:
- The Mesmerist by Pam McCutcheon
- The Lawman by P.J. Gill
- The Prince by Karen Fox
- The Thief by Laura Hayden
- The Pinkerton by Maureen McKade
- Read more about each book on Amazon.
A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption
In the bestselling tradition of Smashed and Glass Castle, this raw, eye-opening memoir tells the powerful story of Elizabeth Garrison’s fractured childhood, descent into teenage drug addiction, and struggle to overcome nearly insurmountable odds.
Elizabeth invites the reader behind the closed doors of a picture-perfect Christian family to reveal a dark, hidden world of child abuse, domestic violence, and chilling family secrets all performed in the name of God under the tyrannical rule of her father.
Like countless teenage girls, Elizabeth turns to drugs and alcohol to escape. With smack-you-in-the-face honesty, Elizabeth chronicles the dark realities and real-life horrors of teenage drug abuse, living on the streets, foster homes, and treatment centers. She paints an unsparing portrait of scratching and clawing her way out of the grips of child abuse, addiction, and betrayal to find the strength within herself to save her own life. Read more on Amzon.
Science Fiction. YA Sci-Fi
My name is John Black. I used to be your typical nerd, a total weakling, letting bullies like Bobby Graden push me around. Then one day, Bobby and I got hit by a car. Somehow, the accident changed us, as if something inside us responded. It made us strong. More than strong, actually.
It gave us power.
That power brought us together, our shared secret creating a friendship despite our differences. Bobby and I could do things no one else could, and it was exhilarating, fun.
Until the day we found out we weren’t alone.
And that, for others, power can be deadly serious. Read more on Amazon.
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From the author of the bestselling series The Oasis of Filth comes the first John Black novel, For I Could Lift My Finger and Black Out the Sun, a story in five parts. This is Part 1: DAWN.
The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker.
My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents.
Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me. Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life.
I wear scars on my body that will never go away, but the scars inside my head are far more difficult to overlook.
My brother doesn’t know me, and if I have it my way he never will.
Life was going exactly the way I’d planned until Lille came along. She wanted to run away with the circus, have an adventure, but this world was never meant for her. I try to keep her safe, because she doesn’t know the dangers that are out here on the road. She doesn’t know the monsters that lurk behind the bright lights of the ring. In truth, I could be considered one of them.
We were fashioned from different cloths, never intended to mix. So I watch her. I try not to touch, even when her eyes invite me.
Join us in the Spiegeltent and let us give you a show. Allow my Lille to draw a picture for you in paint and sweat and skin.
The truest love is always the hardest to let in. Read more on Amazon.
**This is a standalone romance that tells the story of Jack McCabe, Jay Fields’ long lost, presumed dead brother. It is not necessary to have read Six of Hearts in order to enjoy Hearts of Fire.**
(A Harmony Valley Novel)
He’s coming up on her blind side
How can Shelby Hawkley forgive Gage Jamero for bailing on her when she needed him most? He and her husband, Nick, were the best part of her life. Now her former best friend is back, shaking up the widowed wine harvester’s world.
The safest bet is to protect herself. Except Gage is awakening feelings that are decidedly unfriend-like.
Shelby is the woman Gage has secretly loved since high school. Starting over—together—could be the best dream he’s ever had. If only he can find the courage to say what he should have said all those years ago. Read more on Amazon.
Young Adult Science Fiction
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Spiritual successor to the bestselling Mindjack trilogy…
The Legacy Human (Singularity #1)
When transcending humanity is the prize, winning the Game is all that matters.
Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender–a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid–after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.
The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn’s new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human. Read more on Amazon.
So many men….so little help.
Maladroit hitwoman Maggie Lee has never been one to ask for help. But now she’s found out that her niece, Katie, will soon be discharged from the hospital – making Maggie her guardian not just in name – and her semi-psychic friend Armani Vasquez has been kidnapped. Suddenly Maggie could really use some help.
While her crazy, but lovable, aunts are ready to help out with Katie, none of the men in her life are willing (or able) to lend a hand to save Armani. With both cops and bad guys telling her not to go after Armani alone, she knows the smart thing to do would be to listen to them. But Maggie’s not the type to abandon those she loves.
Even with Patrick, Maggie’s murder-mentor and almost-lover, and her old friend Zeke out of the picture, Maggie’s not desperate enough to bring herself to involve crime reporter Jack Stern in her quest.
Armed with only Armani’s cryptic clues, and assisted by her snarky lizard, her dumb, but extremely loyal dog, and a one-eyed cat, Maggie decides to take on whoever’s taken Armani.
Will the lack of human help prove to be her undoing?
Or will a special guy come through for her in the end? Read more on Amazon.
35 Interviews with Horror & Science Fiction Writers and Filmmakers
Horror and Science-Fiction
Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction’s most influential writers and filmmakers, including Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, Richard Matheson, John Carpenter, John Saul, Joe McKinney, the Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner), Elvira, Whitley Strieber, Christopher Moore, and many more.
Line-up: Foreword by Alan Dean Foster; Forrest J. Ackerman; C. Dean Andersson; Adrienne Barbeau; Ray Bradbury; Ramsey Campbell; John Carpenter; Dan Curtis; Elvira; Rusty Fischer; Neil Gaiman; Mick Garris; Laurell K. Hamilton; George Clayton Johnson; Jack Ketchum; Dean Koontz; Herschell Gordon Lewis; Thomas Ligotti; Bentley Little; Graham Masterton; Richard Matheson; Joe McKinney; Christopher Moore; Night of the Living Dead Crew: John Russo, Kyra Schon, & Russ Streiner; William F. Nolan; Ingrid Pitt; Linnea Quigley; Fred Olen Ray; John Saul; David Snell; Darce Stoker; Peter Straub; Whitley Strieber; Timothy Zahn; Afterword by The Amazing Kreskin. Read more on Amazon.
Amazon top reviewer Gisela Hausmann reveals best strategies for seeking book reviews.
- All books need more reviews
- A proven fact
- Authors have all advantages on their side
- That’s me
- How to build up reviews strategically
- Getting reviews from friends, colleagues, and friends of friends
- What if you don’t have too many friends who enjoy reading?
- 5-star reviews that don’t help
- 1-star reviews that help selling books
- What you need to know about fake reviews
- Getting reviews from people who attend book signings
- Getting reviews from (local) newspaper editors
- Getting reviews from known book bloggers
- Why you need to save blogs – forever
- Buying reviews from paid review services
- Getting reviews from Amazon top reviewers
- And much more. Read more on Amazon.