This page highlights a select group of New Book Releases for 2017. 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 1/18 – 1/31/2017
Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Sweet Romance
Reece stared down at her, and the heat behind those dark eyes could have powered an entire kitchen. She shivered as his gaze dipped to her lips.
Chef Emma Bertram doesn’t believe in the fantasy of happily ever after. As a teenager, she witnessed the destruction of her parents’ marriage when her father left for another woman. Lingering bitterness and a demanding career have kept her apart from her father’s new family for years. Then he and stepmother are suddenly killed. Returning to her childhood home of Shellwater Key, Florida, Emma suddenly finds herself with custody of her two half-sisters. Left with no choice but to stay in Shellwater Key, Emma accepts a job offer from her best friend Layla McCarthy as Head Chef at the old Paradise Dinner Theatre.
Renovating the dilapidated kitchen just might kill her and nothing has prepared her to become an instant mother. But it’s not her new job or her sisters that threaten Emma’s peace of mind. No, that honor belongs to her father’s law partner, Reece Casings. The buttoned-up, so-wrong-for-her, but oh-so-sexy lawyer makes Emma’s blood boil. Or is it heart race? How can she be attracted to a man who is so wrong for her in every way? A man who clearly blames Emma for the fractured relationship with her father and who loves to point out everything she’s doing wrong?
Except she cannot deny that Reece touches something in her that no man has before. Then an explosive secret boils to the surface that reveals Reece’s real connection to her family. Can Emma get past the truth? And can she ever learn to forgive her father – and herself – in order to serve up a delicious happily ever after?
Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense
ONE MISSING GIRL. ONE RADICAL CHURCH. ONE DAY.
“THE LIFE GROUP is an intense thriller that keeps you eagerly turning the pages, dying to find out all the answers. Teens and adults alike will devour this rollercoaster story with a shocking ending that makes you question everything you thought you believed.” -Emily Bleeker, author of WRECKAGE and WHEN I’M GONE
“With THE LIFE GROUP, Maura Jortner saves us from the same old YA whodunit formula with a truly original storyline and taut pacing that pulls the reader relentlessly toward the devastating conclusion. THE LIFE GROUP’s topical details and themes are sure to resonate with thriller lovers of all ages, and the characters will stay with you long after the last page is turned.” -USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Stormes Hawker
Every day since her sister vanished, Rachel has visited the radical church where Leah was last seen. There are still no suspects or leads, but Rachel’s positive clues lie in that church somewhere.
Thirteen days on from Leah’s disappearance, the pastor introduces Rachel to Tim, a devout worshiper of his Lord. To avoid dealing with his own demons, he agrees to spend the day helping Rachel search for her sister.
It’s Saturday, March 14. Maybe today will be the day. Maybe today Rachel will be reunited with Leah. Or maybe today will change Rachel’s life forever.
For fans of GONE GIRL, this gripping Young Adult thriller has a ‘truly original storyline’ and will pull you ‘relentlessly toward the devastating conclusion’.
Crime. Thriller. Mystery.
A serial killer murdering for kicks. A detective seeking revenge.
When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.
But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.
When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.
With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.
For the killer, the game has only just begun…
Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…
If you like Angela Marsons, Peter James and Mark Billingham, discover Rachel Amphlett’s new series today – at a special launch price.
What is truth?
Why is it important?
How does it affect you?
Truth is important because it affects your rights – the right to free speech, the right to life, the right to bear arms, the right to worship, and all of your other rights.
Truth and the U.S. Constitution: Part I evaluates, in a very concise manner, what constitutes truth, why it is important, and how it affects you through the law governing all Americans: The U.S. Constitution.
This eBook sets the foundation for a fascinating three-part series, a series for all Americans.
Cozy Mystery. Comedy.
Cupcakes not included.
Get all three books of Death by Cupcake series in one bundle! A cozy mystery series with a heap of laughs, a generous portion of romance, and just a smidgeon of suspense. The bundle includes Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker, Bring Your Own Baker, and Self-Serve Murder.
Come join us at Callie’s Cakes, where murder investigations are on the menu.
Warning: This is NOT your mom’s cozy mystery. The books in this series may be a ‘clean’ reads, but if gangs, illegal gambling, strip clubs, and pimps make you turn your nose up at your e-reader, you might want to skip it. The final book in the series also deals with the very real issue of rape on college campuses.
Never Trust A Skinny Cupcake Baker – Callie’s life is rather awesome. She owns a successful bakery and teaches German literature at the local university. There’s just one tiny problem. She has no self-confidence when it comes to her body. And then there’s the little matter of her being accused of murdering her pole dancing instructor. There’s no way Callie’s going to risk losing her teaching position and thus she embarks, with her best baker bud Anna, on a journey to discover the real killer. Between stripper auditions and a detective who insists Callie is the woman of his dreams, it’s a roller coaster adventure.
Bring Your Own Baker – Anna just wants to earn enough money on the side to buy into the bakery, Callie’s Cakes, where she works together with her best nerd pal Callie. The last thing she expects to see when she walks into Arthur’s apartment to do some moonlighting is a blood bath. Callie’s ready to jump into the investigation into Arthur’s murder, and she’s bringing another bakery worker, Kristie, into their hijinks whether Kristie wants to or not. But things aren’t as they seem. There are gang affiliations, illegal gambling dens, and ladies of the night to wade through. Will Anna and Callie discover who murdered Arthur or will Callie’s detective boyfriend and Anna’s self-appointed protector put a stop to such aspirations?
Self-Serve Murder – Kristie may be a sweetheart out to save the world, but sticking her nose into an investigation of rapes across campus makes her the target of a murderer. Before she knows it, Kristie is smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation with her colleagues from the cupcake bakery. If that’s not enough to drive a sane person up the wall, a friend has decided he’s going to keep her safe whether she wants him to or not. And, oh yeah, he’s her man and that’s that.
A predatory alien species covertly stalks the people of our world. Worse yet, secretive agencies within our own government knowingly cover up the alien activity in exchange for access to advanced technology.
U.S. President Jason Andrews obtains access to the hidden reality of aliens in our world and gains the help of people and technology from another star system. Talented navy fighter pilot Diane Zadanski is recruited into our country’s new secret space program to help fight the Zeta Greys and drive them from our solar system. But the Zeta Grey plan to gain absolute control of our world is almost complete.
Is it too little, too late?
Or do we really stand a chance to survive?
Espionage Action Thriller.
The new cold war is about to heat up…
London lawyer Jack West has a great job, is married with a beautiful daughter; but his personal life isn’t great, and it’s about to get a whole lot worse…
When Jack meets a beautiful and seductive stranger, Amber, in his local bar one lunchtime he resists temptation, until she insists he walk her home after two men enter the bar and scare the hell out of her. Jack accompanies Amber back to her apartment, but one thing soon leads to another and he finds himself slipping out of control, until a pounding on the apartment door brings him to his senses. Amber goes to answer the door, but five seconds later she has been shot and is dying in Jack’s arms, assassinated by the men from the bar, who are now trying to enter her apartment. Amber’s last words to Jack are; “Run…Take my bag…and run!”
A chase across London
With only seconds to think, Jack grabs Amber’s bag and flees for the fire escape, dodging a hail of bullets in the process. He runs for his life as he is chased across London, but who are the crazed assassins and what do they want? With only the contents of Amber’s handbag in his possession, Jack sets about trying to piece together the puzzle, but what he discovers only adds to the mystery. Whilst trying to keep the entire incident secret from his wife, he calls a contact from Amber’s diary, her Moroccan friend Laila, and arranges to meet her. It soon becomes evident that the men hunting Jack are Russians. But what are they really after? And can Jack solve the unfolding mystery before he’s implicated in Amber’s murder?
As things go from bad to worse for Jack and Laila, the only clue they have leads them over to Casablanca, Morocco, but what they discover there only deepens the conspiracy surrounding Amber’s death and her connection with the Russian assassins. With the Russian President flying over to the UK for a prisoner swap, and an international crisis brewing, Jack and Laila return to the UK to try and solve the mystery, but find themselves in a race against time to prevent total global disaster.
From the beginning of time men and women have been on a quest to understand each other. Today, as our world becomes more complex on a day to day basis, it seems that our relationships with each other have also. Still, many men and women are seeking ways and answers to having more meaningful relaonships with one another.Martin Daniels book What I Learned About Women While My Wife Was In Jail provides some great insight into the way both men and women tend to operate when seeking love and meaningful relationships. Although the book is wri’en primarily for women, it also addresses many issues that men will find useful as well. The book goes back to some very basic differences between men and women. And in a fun and sometimes humorous way Daniels offers some very good advice along with analogies and stories which help in understanding the opposite sex.
Topics covered in the book include:
Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift …
In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.
Evanthia’s Gift follows the life of Sophia Giannakos. In Waiting for Aegina the saga continues from the perspectives of Sophia and her friends as the story drifts back and forth in time, filling in the gaps as the women grow to adulthood.
Naive teenage ideals are later challenged by harsh realities, as each of their lives takes unexpected turns. Now nearing their fiftieth year, Sophia, Demi, Amy, Mindy and Donna stand together through life-altering obstacles while they try to regain the lighthearted optimism of their youth.
Christian Fiction, Christian Romance, Inspirational Romance
Some Kind Of Wonderful-1 – Lara left Treasure Harbor to seek a new life away from rumors of buried treasure. Her childhood was fractured by her parents’ obsession with finding the lost treasure; a dysfunction she’s never forgotten. Back in Treasure Harbor, Lara is confronted by the past. Ryan Burton, her childhood best friend and the object of her teen crush, who is determined to find the treasure. Although Lara finds herself falling for Ryan, she isn’t sure that she can bear to watch someone she cares about become so consumed with the treasure. Will Lara and Ryan find their way to a happy ending?
The Space Between Us-2 – Avery Callahan takes life a bit too seriously and her life revolves around her store. When rumors of the legendary lost treasure resurface, she despairs of the attention it brings. She’d rather ignore the whole mess, but that’s impossible when the town is in a frenzy. When Brody Chance shows her attention, she can’t help but roll her eyes. He’s a grown man working at a pizza joint—not her idea of husband material, however, her heart has different ideas. As she gets to know him, she uncovers a man of many layers and depth. Maybe the space between them wasn’t so far after all.
Treasured Love-3 – Kori James is looking for treasure and a fresh start. What she’s not looking for is a good time with a handsome, carefree guy.
Stolen Legacy-4 – Victor Burton’s pirate ancestry destroyed his parents’ marriage and wants nothing to do with a lost treasure. With no skills to build relationships, he buries himself in his work. He believes in God, but he’s not sure God believes in him. Growing up in foster care, Mallory Reed knows no one wants her forever. Her Christian beliefs keep joy in an otherwise lonely life. When she opens an antique shop next to Victor, her sweet tooth has her reaching out for friendship. How she’d love to scrape the barnacles off Victor’s personality and find out what treasures lay inside his hardened heart.
His Timeless Treasure-5 – Dr. Bree Burton returned to Treasure Harbor to set the record straight. But while the whole town’s gone treasure crazy, Bree is determined to remain logical—and not get caught up in the craziness. Reid Knight accepted the fact that he’d been dispatched to Treasure Harbor to uncover the truth behind the secret treasure that had gripped the town—as long as he was able to keep a secret of his own. When secrets are unearthed, will Bree and Reid risk it all to clear the Burton name, including their chance at the most timeless treasure—true love?
His Precious Jewel-6 – A gemologist by profession, Jade also dabbles in local lore. More than anything else, Jade wants to find a love of her own, nut her trust was once shattered. Since then, she’s wary of trusting any man. When archeologist, Roman Sant’Angelo blazes his way into her life, Jade doesn’t know quite what to make of him. But as they team up to hunt down Drake Burton’s elusive treasure, Jade begins to fall for the dashing newcomer to Treasure Harbor who has secrets of his own. What happens when love trumps treasure?
The Sum of Love-7 – Betrayed by his fiancée, Levi Callahan ran far away from Treasure Harbor, but when his uncle died, he returned to Treasure Harbor, but when his uncle died, he returned to Treasure Harbor and was forced to confront the past. Paige Burton never knew why Levi left without an explanation two days after their engagement. Now he was back and she intended to get the answers—but what if the answers weren’t what she expected? Can a reconciliation lead to the end of the centuries-old feud between the Callahan and Burton families, and the discovery of the lost treasure?