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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 10/1-10/14

 
 
 
 

The Compass Key

High Fantasy

Swords will clash and spells will fly in the newest adventure of young warrior Luke Callindor, Nyx the magic-flinging caster, and their friends.

With Sari captured by their enemies, the champions of Windemere are determined to get her back and destroy the Lich’s castle.

Little do they realize, their battles in the Caster Swamp are only the beginning of this adventure. Trinity and her Chaos Elves have invaded the city of Gaia in search of a relic called the Compass Key. Rumored to be the key to rescuing Sari from a magical island, our heroes are in a race to find the mysterious artifact.

Which side will claim the Compass Key? And, what will our heroes do when they’re faced with an enemy whose evil power overshadows anything they have ever faced? Read more on Amazon.

Hidden

A Christian romantic suspense by bestselling author Vannetta Chapman

Home is where our story begins …

DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana’s office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs.

Ben knows God has a reason for putting him in this place at this time—to help Dana. When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand. But her anger is different. It’s justified, it remains hidden inside, and it hurts no one.

Can Dana face her own mortality? And when she does, can she truly understand what it means to forgive and to be forgiven? Read more on Amazon.

Nobody’s Child

Crime Thriller.

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A bloodstained note left for PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about. Her sister, Savannah, is pregnant and begging for Georgia’s help. Determined to track her down, Georgia finds herself heading deep into the secretive and dangerous underworld of Chicago’s illegal sex trafficking business.

She soon discovers that trafficking is just a small part of the horrifying and deadly situation in which her new sister is caught up. Even worse, as Georgia tries to extricate Savannah, she comes up against an old enemy determined to make sure neither woman will escape alive. In the fourth Georgia Davis novel, Georgia faces her toughest challenge yet–and one she might not survive. Read more on Amazon.

Psyche Shield

Fantasy Lesbian Romance.

Wolves distrust Mages and their ability to manipulate the mind. Sadie is Mage and mated to Billie, Beta of the local Wolf Pack. After proving her loyalty and promising to stay out of Pack minds, Billie’s Alpha permits Sadie to live in Wolf territory but denies her Pack Status because of her heritage.

“He believes you upset the balance of the pack. Your presence causes trouble no matter what your motives are. He knows we’re telling the truth. If you were like other Mages, he would be dead, I would be Alpha, and you’d be on your way to having an army of Wolves at your disposal. He believes you won’t hurt us, but he also believes a Mage doesn’t belong with Wolves or in Pack business. He thinks there will be problems if you’re called Pack in any way.” Sadie hates proving the Alpha right.

A Wolf from a neighboring pack, injured and in need of help, brings danger from without. When the stranger’s packmates find out about the Mage living in a Wolf Pack they believe the worst. In the midst of it all, Sadie must come to terms with a prophecy about her and endeavor to fulfill it. Her actions will determine the fate of every race.

This book contains descriptions of lesbian sex. If you’re under 18 years old or you object for any reason, then this isn’t the book for you. Otherwise, enjoy! Read more on Amazon.

#Houston69

Historical.

What if there had been social media during the first mission to land a man on the Moon in 1969?

If you were not fortunate enough to be able to witness the entire historic mission as it unfolded, this account will put you believably back inside those eight incredibly tense and dramatic days. The unique social media format of the book allows us to experience all the drama and achievements as if we were following them live, and as if the participants were speaking to us directly in real time. The narrative is based on actual astronaut accounts, NASA transcripts of the fascinating continual communications with the astronauts, broadcasts of the all main TV networks covering the mission and the thoughts of many laypeople observers. The account also includes details that were not publicly available at the time, such as the secret speech to be delivered to the nation by President Nixon should the astronauts fail to return from the Moon. There is an extensive list of major sources at the end of the book.

This is not a book, therefore, written in the usual book format. It is the story of man’s first exploration of Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon, told as if in real time in the form of imaginary social media posts by the main participants and observers. By using the fictional (at the time) vehicle of social media, the book is able to give an accurate account of the historic mission, revealing what the people involved in, and those witnessing, the momentous events were thinking, doing and saying at each stage of the mission.

The account covers the entire mission, from the tense build up and countdown to the launch, to the heart-stopping descent to the lunar surface, the first moonwalk, the experiments on the surface, the journey back to Earth, re-entry, recovery and the triumphal reception back in New York. Read more on Amazon.

And Justice for Some

Mystery.

Dinner theater can be a death sentence.

Actress Isobel Spice and her best friend Delphi Kramer are thrilled to finally have an opportunity to perform together, even if it’s just a cheesy interactive murder mystery at a judge’s lifetime achievement dinner.

But when Isobel’s dramatic death scene is upstaged by a real murder and Delphi is left holding the still-smoking gun, Isobel drops the role of victim and assumes the role of detective.

With the help of her precocious brother Percival and her reluctant temp agent James Cooke, Isobel peels back layers of deception to reveal a shocking abuse of power—and no shortage of suspects eager to deliver justice to a man who denied it to so many. Read more on Amazon.

Detective Lessons

Crime Fiction.

When a wealthy real estate developer convinces Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Schmidt to search for his missing son, Schmitty senses trouble. It’s not the fact that it’s a prohibited side job, it’s the fact that he has to team up with Megan McCann, an attractive private investigator with her own set of rules.

Finding a body in the trunk of a BMW sends Schmitty and Megan on an adrenalized trail through Southern California unraveling a sophisticated real estate scam. A run-in with the LAPD and some hardcore gang members opens new perspectives on the case, and they begin to glimpse a shocking web of greed and corruption.

The situation suddenly becomes more complex – and personal – when the billionaire takes matters into his own hands and Schmitty’s own department gets involved. When Schmitty and Megan go to Catalina Island to track down the one man who may know everything, they uncover a secret that could make or break the billionaire. And when Schmitty miscalculates the man, it could get them killed. Before all this, Schmitty had been unfairly outcast in his department. Now he’s here to protect and serve. To make justice prevail and figure out who to bring down. Read more on Amazon.

Divine Judgment

Paranormal Romance.

One warrior fights for the love of his life, while another warrior finds his. The gods have summoned…  Thracian Master, Ryse Castille, and Deities around the world travel to the Heavens and face their creators. It’s time for a murderer to come to justice and Ryse will have a front row seat at the trial. The Heavens have a few unexpected surprises for him; he prays one of them will be a reunion with his beloved Avery’s spirit. He’ll stop at nothing to bring her home safely and see his father’s killer brought to justice—if the gods don’t destroy the Olympian race first. Their fate rests on his shoulders.

While the Master is away…  Elite Apprentice, Dante, has a monumental responsibility in Ryse’s absence. He must watch over the widowed queen and Avery’s comatose body until her spirit is returned. In the wake of the king’s death, the gods send Lysandra, an Oracle, to earth to guide them through the troubling times. Weighed down by the constant disapproval of his father, Dante finds solace in her admiring eyes. Their unexpected affections are cultivated amidst the secrecy and constant threat of exposure. Both Oracle and Elite are bound by their oaths—the very things that might wrench them apart. 

Two Warriors. 
Two Quests. 
One Final Judgment.

Read more on Amazon.

Adam Parker and the Radioactive Scout

Comedy Mystery.

In the small town of Hilldale, crime feared the name of eleven year-old, Adam Parker and his friends at The Parker Detective Agency. No job too small, no crime too large. Then Adam became a teenager. Being a kid detective was all Adam knew until he hit High School and he wanted to be cool more than he wanted to solve crime. He turned his back on the agency and his best friend, Kevin, and the girl next door, Becky. The agency was no more.

Fifteen years later…

Looking to ignore a childhood hobby that cemented his legacy, Adam returns to his hometown a broken man. When a hardware store is burglarized, Adam agrees to investigate for “old time’s sake.” He discovers the path to happiness may be through reliving the glory days of that very same hobby – Being a kid detective.

But this simple robbery soon leads to a plot to destroy the entire town and while The Parker Detective Agency reunites for one more case, it also could be their last? Read more on Amazon.

Heartbreak’s Reward

Contemporary Western Romance.

Rancher Jase Carlson doesn’t understand the ache in the hollow of his chest, since his ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn’t follow the court rules where his children are concerned, making him even more pissed off. Harboring a bad attitude, he wishes he wasn’t a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a quick-tempered, sexy blonde. He can’t allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to sway him, even after he’s coerced into spending time alone with her. But he can’t resist holding her in his arms. Fighting the torturous battle going on within his own mind and body, he can either deal with it–or succumb to the woman who appears to be everything he didn’t know he needed.

In an attempt to save her rebellious teen sister from herself–as her guardian, Brenna Page leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction, Arizona. When she unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes and muscles to die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can’t seem to shake him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy with an attitude is something worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, and a sister who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a horse ranching cowboy interfering.

One wrong turn. Two broken families. Brought together by chance…and need. Read more on Amazon.

The Stone Thread

Science Fiction.

Post-apocalyptic dystopia…3000 A.D.

What was once New York City in the past has become a new and protected home in 3000 AD for the survivors of this world but with a cost as impossible rules are made to follow and without question. The world outside New York City is unfit for human survival.

This is a harrowing tale of survival in a post-apocalyptic dystopia.This story will appeal to readers of suspenseful thrillers, and the writing of Philip K. Dick, (Blade Runner). The mysteries within the plot are enthralling due to the powerful writing and compelling characters. Expertly crafted details surround and pull the reader into action. There are many parallels that can be drawn between this world depicted in The Stone Thread and the real world as it is today, so the story will also possibly call the audience’s own assumptions about government and society into question. With gripping dialogue and descriptions, the readers will ask questions, think critically, and find themselves immersed in emotion. The characters are believable shades of gray, as the argument of what makes good versus evil is analyzed.

A brilliant sci-fi thriller, this story is engrossing, and filled with detail. Read more on Amazon.

The Strange Girl

Thriller.

Private Investigator Sam Dyke is hired to find a man who’s been released from prison and subsequently gone missing. But the ex-con is an ex-cop who might have been imprisoned for a crime that he didn’t commit.

Working for the man’s daughter, Sam soon discovers that this isn’t just a missing persons case – there are other people involved, including the owner of a high-profile casino and a senior police officer. And when the brutal representatives of an Asian gambling syndicate show up with their own brand of persuasiveness, Sam knows that he must put things right before he and everyone he loves become potential targets …

Read more on Amazon. Click here to see the entire Sam Dyke Investigations series.

Hollow Beauty

Young Adult.

When tall, gorgeous Brody asks Olivia to the prom, she’s ecstatic—until he suggests that she use the two months before the dance to lose some weight. Does he think she’s fat? His comment sends Olivia on a spiral of insecurity and dangerously rapid weight loss that borders on anorexia.

As her pounds vanish, her friendship deepens with Ross, the new prep cook at the diner where she works. Despite his mysterious limp, he doesn’t suffer crippling low self-esteem like Olivia does; usually, she can’t even look at herself in the mirror anymore. But when she’s riding dirt bikes and searching for caves with Ross, she doesn’t feel ugly or fat, just herself again—hanging out and having fun.

With Brody, instead of finding the romance and true love she had hoped for, she feels like a terrified rabbit that he’s going to devour. She refuses to think about that. She’s almost thin enough to be beautiful for the prom.

And then the unthinkable happens. Read more on Amazon.

Kept

Contemporary Romance.

“Gutsy and fast-paced.”—Laura Frantz, author of Love’s Reckoning

“One of the most surprising and best books I’ve read this year.”—MaryLu Tyndall, best-selling author of Legacy of the King’s Pirates series

Life has taught Miska Tomlinson that there are no honorable men. Her womanizing brothers, her absentee father, and Mark, the married baseball player who claims to love her—all have proven undependable. But Miska has life under control. She runs her editing business from her luxury condo, stays fit with daily jogs along Chicago’s lakefront, and in her free time blogs anonymously about life as a kept woman.

Enter new neighbor Dillan Foster. Between his unexpected friendship and her father’s sudden reappearance, Miska loses control of her orderly life. Her relationship with Mark deteriorates, and Miska can’t help comparing him to Dillan. His religious views are so foreign, yet the way he treats her is something she’s longed for. But Dillan discovers exactly who she is and what she has done. Too late she finds herself longing for a man who is determined to never look her way again.

When her blog receives unexpected national press, Miska realizes that her anonymity was an illusion. Caught in a scandal about to break across the nation, Miska wonders if the God Dillan talks about would bother with a woman like her—a woman who’s gone too far and done too much. Read more on Amazon.

Soulmates: Pam of Babylon Book #8

Women’s Fiction.

Pam faces new challenges with glamour and poise, while Sandra doesn’t disappoint, and Lisa discovers new strengths. “Women’s fiction with a touch of noir.” Read more on Amazon.

Other Books in the Pam of Babylon series:

#1 Pam of Babylon (4.0 stars, 242 reviews)
#2 Don’t You Forget About Me
#3 Dream Lover
#4 Prayers for the Dying
#5 Family Dynamics
#6 The Tao of Pam
#7 In Memoriam
#8 Soulmates

Slow Dancing

Women’s Fiction. Mystery.

Released on 9/30.

After midnight, a mysterious stranger appears at the edge of the woods and the peaceful life fifteen-year-old Ellen Fisher has with her beloved stepfather Frank is turned upside down.

Small town gossip, jealousy and murder strive to tear them apart in a tale of secrets and unrequited love. Read more on Amazon.

Click HERE to see all of best selling author Suzanne Jenkins’ books on Amazon.

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Identity Thief

Thriller.

“Once you step inside the door called “Crime,” anything can happen to you.”

Out of work, down on your luck, desperate for cash. What if you could get rich with a few strokes of the keyboard? All you have to do is become someone else.

But nothing’s that simple in this fast-paced, psychological thriller. As the story dangerously snowballs downhill, the characters discover how losing themselves can lead to duplicity, blackmail, and sometimes murder.

JP Bloch’s darkly comic, edgy exploration of the mystery of the self will keep you guessing until the last word. You’ll come away agreeing with the identity thief that “the biggest mistake you can make is thinking you know who you are.” Read more on Amazon.

The Undead: Playing for Keeps

YA Paranormal. Urban Fantasy.

When an undead woman with serious de-comp issues stalks sixteen-year-old Lyla Grimm, her hope of rescuing her rock-bottom reputation takes a back seat. Especially once Lyla’s new talent of resurrecting the dead draws the attention of Eric, a Grim Reaper with a guitar and a chip on his shoulder.

While Lyla navigates the gossip-ridden halls, Eric works to gain her trust and discover why Death’s clients aren’t staying down. If she passes on her gift, his death-messenger destiny might be altered. But the closer he gets to Lyla, the less sure he is of his plan. The dead are way easier to deal with than the living.

Gossip explodes, the Grimm family implodes, and desperation sets in. Death wants the gift and a soul. Lyla and Eric face hard choices with hidden consequences. Sometimes life’s choices aren’t really choices at all. Read more on Amazon.

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