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 3/18-3/31/2015
A man with a past…
Secrets and lies…
A Contemporary Romance From NY Times Bestselling Author Charlotte Hughes
Summer Pettigrew is in desperate need of a fiancé, a temporary job, mind you . . .
Bad Boy Cooper Garrett answers the call. He swaggers into Summer’s High Society Life oozing testosterone. He’s hardly what Summer expected, the man straddles a mean looking motorcycle, for Pete’s sake! But Summer is stuck with him for the time being, even though her pulse skyrockets each time he steals a kiss.
Cooper willingly plays the doting fiancé, but he has one thing on his mind: Bedding the proper Miss Pettigrew! And although Summer is tempted to take a ride on the wild side, she fears it will lead her down a road to heartbreak. Read more on Amazon.
(Knight Games Book 4)
New Adult Paranormal Romance
Love will launch the mother of all battles.
When a new supernatural threat leaves Grateful for dead, a vampire ally saves her life but at a price. Her assailant’s calling card makes it clear she’s marked for death, possibly by her goddess mother. With the help of her half-sister Polina, can Grateful gain the power she needs to win Rick back and beat the goddess at her own game? Read more on Amazon.
The Knight Games Series
Rose Quinn is having a very bad summer. First her 19-year-old daughter left home to backpack across Europe instead of going to college. Then a woman she loved like a mother died of a heart attack, making her feel like an orphan all over again. And in just a few weeks her best friend will be moving to New York City. For a single mother who’s always had someone else to take care of, Rose is finally wondering how to take care of herself.
Handsome Mateo Romero is a transplanted Spaniard running a restaurant on Lake Como in Italy. A broken heart got him there, but he’s made a success of it just like he did his architecture business back in Madrid. One thing he hasn’t been successful with is love.
When Mateo hires Rose’s daughter for a summer job and gives her a free place to stay, Rose immediately suspects the worst. She won’t let her daughter make the same mistake she did at that age, so Rose flies to Italy to confront Mateo. What Rose finds instead is a secret she didn’t suspect and a challenge to everything she’s ever thought about love and the illusion of control.
Rose’s daughter doesn’t need saving, but can Rose save herself? Read more on Amazon.
(The Irish End Game Series Book 4)
Dystopian, Action and Adventure, Teen and Young Adult
After four years of life in a post-apocalyptic world, the one thing that both Mike and Sarah know for sure is that nothing ever stays the same. Just when life has begun to settle down, a threat comes at them from a totally unexpected source.
Not England, nor the US, not rampaging gypsies or even the Middle East. This time it’s the land itself—the very bushes and trees of Ireland that they’ll have to protect themselves from.
Could the bomb have opened an ancient portal long kept shut? Could there really be fairies and mystical beings running through the woods? Or is the evil that’s creeping out of that portal something very, very human? Read more on Amazon.
(The Lake Effect Series Book 2)
Have you ever wished for a second chance?
The Hutchinson sisters are out of the frying pan and into the fire–just like their mother always threatened!
Gwenn is floating in the dreamy, fragile glow of her new relationship with wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory, when a blast from her past makes a triumphant return. Sure, this is the same man who ran out on her over a decade ago, but can she turn her back on a war hero?
Rachel is on the brink of having everything she ever dreamed of, but that’s not how things work out for Hutchinson girls. Her rock-star girlfriend is leaving for a lengthy tour and something is afoot at the bakery. The righteous hand of her mother, Shirley, can orchestrate tribulations from halfway across town.
The sisters think they can run away from their troubles on a quick trip to the heart of Mexico, when an unexpected phone call shatters that illusion. Read more on Amazon.
Romance, Paranormal Romance, New Adult, Spritual Fiction
What would you do if you discovered Guardian Angels are real?
Charlie and his parents had planned a fabulous summer vacation; the last one before he heads off to college. Things go mysteriously awry when the young man meets Clarisse; he finds himself separated from his parents and on a different sort of holiday.
Caught up in a strange adventure with the slender blonde, Charlie learns right away that things are not what they seem. She easily convinces him that her magical powers are real, and introduces him to a world mankind has only dreamt of. Promising to have him reunited with his family soon, the girl takes him on a gallery walk of life, using her abilities to give him a summer vacation he will never forget… and then again, may not even survive. Read more on Amazon.
(Breaking the Declan Brothers, #1)
“Some boys can get rough, some don’t always listen when you tell them to stop, and some boys, they’re just monsters. You gotta be careful who you play with…” ~ Jax Declan
I’m a tease, always have been. In my teens, Jax Declan tried to warn me about staying away from the bad boys. The only boy I ever wanted was Jax. But, no matter how much I tried to play with him, he rejected me.
Warning ~ This book contains explicit sex scenes, graphic language, and is intended for mature audiences. Read more on Amazon.
(The Guardian of Earth series Book 1)
Though plague, locusts, and earthquakes riddle 2065 Earth, Dr. Zeke Landry focuses on the one resource vital to the survival of Earth: the world’s quickly vanishing water supply. When his uncle disappears, Zeke abandons his hydrology research to find Uncle John. His efforts land him in deep trouble.
The Chameleons, a secret society, believe Zeke has the keystone, an object of great power. This group has already murdered in its quest to find the keystone, so if Zeke can’t produce it, his hours are numbered.
Time’s running out for Zeke . . . and the world. Read more on Amazon.
What exactly is mind-blowing sex? Are women and men really that different? Why is sex so important for our well-being?
The author fearlessly explains in juicy details what it takes — for anyone — to experience real sexual bliss. “Let’s Talk About Sex” gives you an unprecedented insight into the nature of sexuality from every possible angle. Packed with loads of information and highly entertaining stories we learn how to discover our true nature. Whether you’re in a relationship or into one night stands, this book has something for everyone.
In a refreshingly straightforward language, the author tackles social and sexual taboos and encourages all readers to truly become themselves.
A bold, fascinating, and empowering read that will make you rethink everything you’ve learned about sex. Read more on Amazon.
Paranormal Mystery. Thriller.
Residents in a town are mysteriously disappearing. When the wife of an expert in the supernatural goes missing, he suspects the influence of two evil spirits from a past era.
As he investigates the mystery with a friend, their discoveries lead them into a hidden world of spells, sorcery and danger at every turn.
Soon they are in a battle to defeat a powerful rising evil that threatens the existence of everyone on the planet. But they must solve a series of riddles and fight for their lives to reach the only mystical parchment that can prevent armageddon -The Anarchy Scroll. Read more on Amazon.
(The Bibliophiles Book 3)
Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Uptight British lit lover meets a free spirit at a book club and his world is turned upside down!
Then he met Spring Pearson, the younger, free-spirited daughter of Hippie parents, at a book club meeting. Instantly smitten, Thaddeus finally worked up the courage to ask Spring out. But will an old college pinkie-swear promise Spring made fifteen years ago get in the way of this bibliophilic romance?
”A Groovy Kind of Love” is the third and final installment of Karen Wojcik Berner’s Bibliophiles series. Written as stand-alone novels, each book focuses on one or two members of a fictional suburban classics book club, revealing their personal stories while the group explores tales spun by the masters. Read more on Amazon.
A Thornhill Road Romance
Victoria Price doesn’t recognize the tall, jaw-droppingly handsome man in the sharp suit who walks up to her on the second day of her receptionist temp job in Manhattan, but he definitely knows her. When he shows her a compromising picture of herself on his phone that she has no memory of taking and an accompanying text message sent from her phone number it threatens to send her world of check to check survival in the City That Never Sleeps wildly out of control.
Vincent Medici is a man who likes to make other people rich as long as they can prove to him that they have the potential to add to his portfolio of lucrative investments. He doesn’t know who the girl is who sent the highly inappropriate text message and video clip to his private number but he intends to find out what the scam is and put a stop to it before it gets started. When he finds the woman responsible working reception in one of his own buildings he can’t deny the powerful attraction he inexplicably feels towards her.
What starts out as a move to shut down a blackmail scam rapidly leads him down a path of unforeseen consequences.
Victoria and Vincent have no earthly reason to trust each other but no way of resisting the attraction that draws them inexorably together. Read more on Amazon.
Warning: This is part one of a three part series and ends mid action in cliffhanger style. Parts Two and Three will be available for pre-order soon.
A funny and sizzling romp about discovering your inner pin-up girl…
Revenge is a dish…
Plain-Jane bakery owner Natalie Anderson has always followed the recipe for a safe life. When her husband dumps her for a seductive older woman though, it’s time to throw out that recipe and start from scratch. She cooks up a plan to transform herself from mousy brown to sexy blonde. Meanwhile, she’s trying to expand her Seattle bakery, La Dolce Vita, but keeps running into an obstacle in the form of her irritatingly handsome landlord.
Best served hot…
Astronomer Anthony Novello’s good looks and charm usually guarantees him a free pass with women, though that’s not the case with his new tenant, Natalie. Plain, plump, and persnickety–he’s never met a woman more annoying. But when Anthony returns from a telescope observing run, he makes a discovery of the non-celestial kind–Natalie has changed. He’s amazed to find himself attracted to her. Sparks fly as he tries to convince her there’s more to him than meets the eye.
To cheating husbands…
However, when Natalie’s ex-husband tries to win her back, she’s forced to choose. Is her year of living blonde over? Or is this the start of a new and much sweeter life…. Read more on Amazon.
the most dangerous prey.
Fiction, Action Adventure, Crime
Ten years before Katrina ravaged the third-world city of New Orleans, it was already full of problems. The biggest was crime. Sam Dubois was a detective surrounded by murder both on the job and at home. After he got fed up enough, he came up with a solution. It had an effect, for a while….
Paul Jessop was a man well-matched to be Sam’s client. Plus, Sam knew he would keep his mouth shut, or did he?
Murder… Action & Adventure… Vengeance… Justice. Read more on Amazon.
A young man Syrdan arrives at the Tournament of Magic held at the mythical city of Averot’h.
In the city both humans and wizards live in peace and harmony for centuries, but Syrdan soon realizes nothing is what it seems. From the very beginning hidden enemies are trying to eliminate him, but he is saved by a mysterious girl. She reveals him a shocking truth about the city and his origin.
Since then, Syrdan is forced to fight evil and ruthless powers ruling the city to preserve his love and to survive…
This novella was published (as a paperback) with a success in several European countries. Read more on Amazon.
No one in their right mind marries a bad boy…
I’m a player. A man whore. Whatever the hell you want to call it, I get around.
During the day I crack heads and extort businesses. At night I find girls to f*ck. I live to hear them moan for me, but one night is all they get. No one ever made me want more.
The moment her lips wrapped around me, I was done. All day I think about running my tongue all over those curves. Too bad those curves are off limits. She’s running from a man who will kill me for touching her.
Well, she’s tired of running and needs my help.
She thinks I’m doing it for money. I’m doing it to make her mine.
Note: This 82,000-word standalone mafia romance novel with a HEA contains a bad boy with a filthy mouth and mature themes that might make some readers uncomfortable. Read more on Amazon.
Autobiography. Military History
On the verge of World War 3 and nuclear war, We Were Soldiers Too is about the difficult job of serving in the infantry during a very critical time of the Cold War. It is a personal account of military service and the historical events that were happening during President Reagan’s time in office as the world faced the possibility of nuclear war.
My time in the army was from November 1980 until March 1988 which coincided with President Reagan’s time in office. Go through basic training with me as I was transformed from a naive seventeen year old boy into a dedicated, diehard soldier. Follow my journey to maturity while serving in Germany as the first line of defense for an invasion of the Soviet Union. Assigned the responsibility of defending an area in the Fulda Gap with only one objective, to hold the advancing soviets until reinforcements arrived. An assignment that likely would have been ground zero of a nuclear war if the soviets had attacked.
By the time I arrived at Fort Knox, I was a complete soldier, focused on being the best soldier I could be by submerging myself into every aspect of military life. This period saw the infantry transition from the slower, heavy armor vehicles to more technologically advanced armor like the Abrams tank and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. My final three years were spent at Schofield Barracks, the most physical assignment of my career, and the most rewarding.
As President Reagan was going toe to toe with communism, the country started pouring tons of money into the defense budget, leading to huge changes as the older armored vehicles were replaced with faster, more technologically advanced ones. By the time I got to Schofield Barracks, the downsizing would begin. Terrorism was on the rise and to combat these new types of warfare, the army started converting units to light infantry to allow for rapid mobilization to multiple hotspots. My unit would be one of the first to go through the rigorous training and redesignation to light infantry.
I hope my story raises awareness for the important roles Cold War veterans played in our history. I also hope this helps others like myself as they wrestle with the dilemma of being a peacetime veteran during a wartime period. No veteran should be ashamed of their service, even if they never saw combat. Read more on Amazon.
Surviving the Impossible
An inspiring true story.
Driving home one evening, Joseph Parenti was hit by a stolen speeding car. His life was turned upside down in a few minutes. His heart stopped three times and he suffered a traumatic brain injury. This book chronicles his dramatic story of survival through three different hospitals over a period of seven months.
This book would not have been possible if not for The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Without their quick response and expert care, Joseph Parenti would not be alive today. To show his gratitude, a portion of his profits from the sale of this book will be donated to their organization. Read more on Amazon.