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 10/29-11/11
Ellen can see the past with a touch of her hand. Every past but her own.
Her parents are dead and she’s been exiled, raised apart from a family she barely remembers, her focus on a future of her own creation. Ellen is busy building a life, one that sets aside her past, burying it for good in the same grave everyone thinks she’s in.
It’s a good plan, but she isn’t the only one with an eye to the future.
“Excellent Science Fiction/Fantasy Found.” by Jada Ryker – Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
“Five stars for brilliant post-apocalyptic science fiction.” by Demelza Carlton
Lexi asks: “Why does it have to come down to choosing just one man, when no one man can give me everything I want?”
Beautiful, sexy and spirited Alexis Avery leaves behind her life in Miami with her husband of seven years, Dr. Brad Avery, to begin a scorching affair with an old high-school flame, Nick Cross, who has become the most famous movie star in the world. Their passion is white hot, and their love is real. But when the ardent love scenes required by Nick’s profession begin to wear on Lexi, she takes a break from the relationship and returns to Miami to finalize her divorce from Brad.
Things get complicated for Lexi when tabloid gossip about Nick’s affair with his co-star emerges. On top of that, Brad’s punitive demands compel Lexi to walk out on divorce negotiations.
Looking to escape the turmoil, Lexi takes refuge in a sexually-sizzling relationship with the first boy she ever loved, Bobby Hardwick. In his arms, she finds healing and rekindled love.
As each man realizes he has a tentative hold on Lexi’s love, each one ups the stakes in winning her heart and her exclusive love. Because Lexi loves all three men in different ways, for different reasons, she finds it difficult to choose among them. But then, does she have to choose? Read more on Amazon.
Science Fiction. Horror.
INEXPLICABLE CELESTIAL EVENT…
EARTH’S WATER VAPORIZED…
CIVILIZATION IN RUINS…
For Amber Lee, a lawyer working in London, the thought of the approaching long bank holiday weekend fills her with joy. A chance to catch up with friends, and generally relax. But as the weekend gets underway, news starts filtering through of unidentified objects entering Earth’s atmosphere. As Saturday morning unfolds, Amber will soon wish that the long weekend never arrived…
An Inexplicable Celestial Event… When two unidentified objects are tracked heading towards Earth’s polar regions, NORAD, launches interceptor ballistic missiles to neutralize the threat. The incoming objects appear to take evasive action however, and ground-based seismographs later confirm that the objects have made a soft impact at the poles.
Earth’s Water Vaporized… Amber Lee, originally from Wales, but now working as a lawyer in London, awakes in the middle of the night following a disturbing dream. The next morning, she, along with the rest of the world, hears about the strange, and unique, celestial event that occurred during the early hours of the morning.
Civilization In Ruins… Read more on Amazon.
“In this final installment, Ryan has brought all her characters full circle in a story that will sweep you up, and not let go–not even after the last page. She [Ryan] has seamlessly blended action, romance, paranormal elements alongside a truly tight plot into one helluva story. This is one book (and series) not to be missed!” Shannon Mayer, author of the Rylee Adamson Series and the Nevermore Trilogy
Some gifts just aren’t worth it.
Arcadia is sick of being used and abused for her psychic gifts. It was bad enough to be exploited by a madman, but when the users are closer to home, she must decide how far she is willing to go for others, and when she needs to watch out for herself. Read more on Amazon.
Paranormal Suspense, Supernatural.
Polar Night’s Aleksei Nechayev leaves war-torn Russia in 1917 and makes his way to Alaska. Settling in at a railroad camp, he comes up against an adversary who seems to know the truth about the newly turned vampire’s identity. An adversary who soon gives Aleksei much more than he bargained for at The Turnagain Arm.
Locomotive wheels screech to a halt. Potters Creek, Alaska is nothing more than a small camp set up alongside the tracks. A weathered sign dominates the scene.
The Turnagain Arm Saloon
Only one passenger remains and exits.
The early afternoon full moon peaks through a shimmering snow fall as a shadow casts over each split rail. The wind howls, sweeping the cloak of a hooded figure. He follows the tracks toward the distant saloon. A hulking man crunches through the snow, attracting his attention.
Calling out to him in a foreign accent, the townsman stops in mid step. The stranger catches up and engages him.
The man disappears under the stranger’s cloak. Read more on Amazon.
Publication Date: October 31, 2014 | Age Level: 9 – 18 | Grade Level: 4 – 7
When strange accidents start happening around thirteen year-old necromancer Ennara and her friends, she must search for the mysterious stolen artifacts causing the attacks while learning the highest form of magic–the spells that could prevent the fruition of a terrible prophecy.
Click to see Ennara and the Fallen Druid (4.6 stars, 17 reviews) on Amazon.
(Wizards of Seattle Book 1)
Jason wonders if his luck has finally turned around when he discovers he will inherit a luxurious home infused with ancient magic and a sizable fortune from a relative he’d never known existed. Of course, there’s a catch. His younger brother and his cousin will inherit equal parts of the inheritance and it is stipulated in the will that they must live together first before they gain possession of the estate.
All three of them are potential White Knights with the rare ability to practice advanced white magic. They must learn to use their new power and defend themselves from a secret organization that is armed with potent, black magic.
This novella is the first installment of the Wizards of Seattle series. Read more on Amazon.
(The Venator Series Book 2)
It’s been four years since a vicious pack of werewolves turned Michael Halliday’s small town into a slaughterhouse. In that time, he picked up where his father left off: hunting monsters as a Venator.
In New York City, a mighty and ancient vampire stakes his claim upon the land. The only hope to stop the vampire lord may lie within Michael’s own blood.
Can Michael – an Alpha wolf without a pack – hope to defeat one of the most powerful beings walking the Earth, before he can turn Manhattan into an island of the undead? Read more on Amazon.
Click to see The Pack (The Venator Series Book 1, 4.2 stars, 23 reviews) on Amazon.
(Wyrd and Fae Book 4)
Lilith and Cade are free of the spirits which possessed them.
Beverly is free of the Oracle ring’s power. The regent is contained in fae prison, and the rightful monarch sits on the Moonstick Throne. All should be well in Dumnos, right?
No such luck.
The Dark still threatens, and when Lilith is consumed by terrifying memories that aren’t her own, she fears losing her present life with Cade forever.
Fiction – Historical America
Chickamauga – A Novel of the American Civil War – is the story of a great battle of the Civil War and the people who fought it, many of them real and some of them the product of the author’s imagination. Though the words they speak are but shadows moving on a tapestry of heroism and selflessness, their deeds are etched forever on the fields and forests at Chickamauga, the River of Death.
Chickamauga is the story of the generals who planned the grand strategies that would be played out by lesser but braver men, and it’s the story of heroism, desperate deeds, and death and destruction on a scale the like of which had never been seen before. With more than 37,000 casualties, Chickamauga was the bloodiest two days of the war.
Chickamauga is the story of Jesse Dixon and Patrick McCann, two boys in blue uniforms who must grow up before their time, and of Billy Cobb, a Confederate soldier who found himself at war, not only with the Union enemy, but also with his conscience. And it’s the story of Sarah Bradley, the daughter of a southern farmer, and Blake Winter a Yankee colonel who fell in love with her.
Chickamauga is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times. Read more on Amazon.
Click to see the entire Wyrd and Fae series on Amazon.
(The Cass & Nick Series Book 2)
A magna cum laude graduate of UCLA, Cassandra Harte never took a test she couldn’t ace. So when her home pregnancy test comes back negative, she’s certain the kit’s defective. Failure has never been an option for Cassandra. She has a well-established career, a handsome husband (Nick), and a lovely home. But there’s one thing Cassandra desperately wants that she doesn’t have: A baby. After trying for months to get pregnant without success, she starts to wonder if she’s finally met a challenge she cannot conquer.
Determined to conceive, she creates an ovulation calendar so she can seize that perfect 24-hour window. When that fails, she sends up fervent prayers. But it soon becomes apparent that her inability to become pregnant has nothing to do with timing or faith, and everything to do with Renee, her diabolical, thirteen-year-old stepdaughter. Read more on Amazon.
Click to see Married in the Nick of Nine (Book 1, 4.5 stars, 88 reviews) on Amazon.
From Lisa Ann Verge, award-winning author of seventeen novels
Struggling to survive on the streets of Paris, Genevieve will do anything to start a new life. She’ll even switch places with a King’s Girl, one of many penniless young noblewomen destined to be shipped to the savage French colonies. It’s a dangerous masquerade that comes with a high price: Once in Quebec, Genny will have to marry a stranger.
Notorious explorer André Lefebvre has too many reasons not to take a wife. He’s launching a western expedition deep into untamed lands—a perilous journey that no gentlewoman could possibly survive. Forced to exchange vows with a King’s Girl in order to receive royal consent, he intends to leave his wife-of-convenience safely behind.
But once set loose in the New World, Genny defies her brawny, free-spirited husband, preferring to seduce rather than obey. She’ll risk any danger for a chance to build a real future . . . even the danger to her own heart. Read more on Amazon.
Young Adult Paranormal
Most sixteen-year olds aren’t worried about the fate of their immortal souls. May Krieg should be. Typically, honors student May’s biggest problems have revolved around her super-hot arch-rival, Jack. But when a school project takes them ghost-hunting in a local cemetery, she discovers that an ominous force roams in the darkness around her. And it follows her home. It claws its way into her life, burning messages into her wall and imprinting them onto her body. Even worse, she can’t tell if it’s trying to possess her… or protect her. May’s thoughts soon become actions, causing the target of her anger severe physical pain and giving her a rush the likes of which she has never experienced. She quickly realizes that she needs to find a way to reign in this power before she kills someone. May hates the pleasure it gives her, hates herself for hurting others, but she can’t stop. As her entire world shatters around her, she is forced to ask what her soul is worth– and who would she risk losing her soul to save? For readers who enjoy: teen paranormal romance, teen horror, teen romance, nephilim, demons, YA, YA horror, YA paranormal, YA romance, ghost stories. Read more on Amazon.
Recommended for ages 16+
A Time Travel Romance
She’s finally met the man of her dreams. There’s only one problem: he lives in a different century.
“A fresh, charming new voice” – New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare about this time travel romance
HOW FAR WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR LOVE?
A mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle Rochon to pre-Victorian England, but before she understands the card case’s significance a thief steals it. Now she must find the artifact, navigate the pitfalls of a stiffly polite London, keep her time-traveling origins a secret, and resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, the Vicious Viscount so hot, he curls her toes.
To Lord Montagu nothing makes more sense than keeping his distance from the strange but lovely Colonial. However, when his scheme for revenge reaches a stalemate, he convinces Isabelle to masquerade as his fiancée. What he did not bargain on is being drawn to her intellectually as well as physically.
Lord Montagu’s now constant presence overthrows her equilibrium and her common sense. Isabelle thought all she wanted was to return home, but as passion flares between them, she must decide when her true home—as well as her heart—lies. Read more on Amazon.
What if Cinderella didn’t want to go to the ball?
Wedding planner Paige Porter doesn’t believe in fairy tales. She’s seen too many bridezillas, randy grooms, and short-lived marriages. But she loves to create magic for that perfect moment, so she’s thrilled when society matron Bebe Maitland invites her to handle a granddaughter’s nuptials.
But dealing with the wealthy and eccentric family becomes a full-time job, involving more than wedding planning. There’s the bride-to-be, her siblings, and a set of nasty cousins with their own agendas. And then there’s Siegfried, the heir apparent, boy genius, and one of the city’s most eligible bachelors – if anyone could drag him away from his computer lab.
As CEO of The Maitland Company and the last in a long line of inventors, Siegfried might forget to eat or sleep, but he can’t forget Paige Porter. For once he might have to put aside his all-consuming research for a new venture: Project Paige.
Because when he saw her he knew: It Had to Be You. Read more on Amazon.
Sarah Palmer lives in her own little bubble. Life consists of work at the coffee shop, chatting online with friends, and trying her best to uphold the morals she was taught in Catholic school.
Her step-sister Ethel is the complete opposite.
When Ethel guilts Sarah into sneaking into a party under the guise of being strippers, Sarah’s entire world turns upside down. Everything she thought she knew about herself is changing, and she doesn’t know how to stop it.
What was supposed to be a night of trespassing and fun quickly turns into an unexpected love affair with a handsome stranger. Tristan Locke is perfect. Too perfect. And Sarah’s about to learn that if something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
Between Two Billionaires is the first part of a three part novella serial. Read more on Amazon.
A New Adult Romance
From USA Today Bestselling author J.C. Valentine
Warning: RAINE contains adult situations some readers may find offensive. This is a deeply emotional story that contains violence, explicit sex, strong language, and is not considered suitable for readers under 18.
Raine Forester was an average girl leading an average life. She slipped beneath everyone’s radar, until Camron Moss, the most popular guy in school, took interest in her and changed everything.
Some acts are unforgivable.
Raine thought she’d been accepted. She thought she was one of them. She thought she was in love… until one moment made her realize she’d trusted the wrong person. Lies are told, hearts get broken, secrets are revealed, and sometimes, true love is found in the least likely places. Read more on Amazon.
(The Woods of Everod Book 1)
Young Adult Paranormal
2010 Strongest Start Romance Category Winner on TheNextBigWriter.com
From USA Today Bestselling Author Angela Fristoe comes the award winning novel Waken
Haunted by nightmares of her mother killing her, Janie just wants to be normal.
Tristan is out of her league and the emotions he draws from her are almost enough to make her ignore all of the weird things he says. Almost enough to ignore the way the entire town seems ready to pounce on her as if she were fresh meat.
Almost, though, isn’t enough when Janie finally discovers what the town is hiding. The town of Everod has been waiting for Janie and if she hopes to survive, she’ll need to confront the truth of who and what she really is. Read more on Amazon.