The New Normal by Tracy Brogan

01 January 2019 | By Tracy Brogan | Filed in: harlequin-blaze.

From neighbors to friends to lovers? All the makings of a risky second-chance romance by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Brogan.

Since Carli Lancaster’s divorce, she’s worked hard to keep life as normal as possible for her daughters. When she lands a job as cohost of a local morning show, it looks like a fresh start. So does the arrival of a handsome new neighbor, who has more in common with Carli than just a property line.

Ben Chase is also new to single parenthood. And like Carli, he’s focused on the future.

From navigating neighborhood gossip to decorating for holidays to reaching out in times of trouble, they quickly learn to rely on each other. Just like a couple but without the complications of coupling! Sure, there’s attraction. They’re only human. But they’re also friends, and who wants to ruin a perfect relationship with romance?

They’re both thinking about adding some perks, though, and even if their new normal isn’t perfect, it’s definitely somewhere in the neighborhood.

Something Like Perfect by S.C. Stephens

01 January 2019 | By S.C. Stephens | Filed in: indigenous-history.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens comes a complex romance about finding your purpose, living your dreams, and loving your soul mate.

Valerie would never do anything to hurt her sister, but when the man of Valerie’s dreams turns out to be her sister’s new boyfriend, remaining loyal to her family becomes increasingly difficult. Valerie knows nothing can ever happen between her and Jake, but that doesn’t prevent her from growing hopelessly fond of him.

By keeping her distance, Valerie is mostly successful in pushing her feelings for Jake aside, but when she struggles to land a job after culinary school, it’s Jake who offers her the opportunity of a lifetime working with a world-renowned chef…and also, working with Jake.

Valerie’s heart twists with indecision. Does she take the job of a lifetime cooking and sailing around on a yacht, but torture herself in an isolated situation with a man who is perfectly made for her yet absolutely off limits? Or does she reject the offer that could get her so much closer to making her dreams come true?

The Refuge by Sandra Le Guen

01 January 2019 | By Sandra Le Guen | Filed in: baha-i.

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A story about finding refuge in a new friendship and a new home.

“There’s a new girl at school. She never stops looking up at the sky! She likes the stars and comets.”

Jeannette tells her mom about her new classmate, who also loves astronomy but seems sad. She realizes it’s not easy to move to a new place. So the next day, at recess, Jeannette asks Iliana to play.

At first, it’s a little hard to communicate because Iliana is learning a new language. The girls have to use their hands and their drawings. But they keep trying, and, soon, Iliana tells Jeannette about her difficult journey as a refugee who had to leave her country. Then their families meet, and Iliana’s parents share their story too. The girls’ friendship blooms, as limitless as the sky and their imaginations.

Originally published in France and brought to life with wonderfully expressive artwork, this is a book about sharing stories and finding refuge in friendship, family, and a new home.

Thicker than Blood by Mike Omer

01 January 2019 | By Mike Omer | Filed in: genderfuck.

From Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer comes the chilling conclusion to Zoe Bentley’s decades-long nightmare.

A murderer who drinks his victim’s blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they’d seen it all, but this young woman’s barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach.

They didn’t expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer’s MO is identical to that of Rod Glover—the serial killer who’s been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner.

Zoe’s own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained—and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover’s sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she’ll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.

Gender Rebels by Anneka Harry

01 January 2019 | By Anneka Harry | Filed in: yuri.

Meet the unsung sheroes of history: the diverse, defiant and daring (wo)men who changed the rules, and their identities, to get sh*t done.

You’ll encounter Kit Cavanagh, the swaggering Irish dragoon who was the first woman to be buried in London with full military honours; marauding eighteenth-century pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, who collided on the high seas after swapping their petticoats for pantaloons; Ellen Craft, an escaped slave who masqueraded as a white master to spirit her husband-to-be to freedom; and Billy Tipton, the swinging jazz musician, who led a double life as an adult, taking five wives along the way. Then there are the women who still have to dress like men to live their best lives, like the inspirational football-lovers in Iran, who risk everything to take their place in the stands.

A call to action for the modern world, this book celebrates the #GenderRebels who paved the way for women everywhere to be soldiers and spies; kings and queens; firefighters, doctors, pilots; and a Swiss Army knife’s-worth more. These superbly spirited (wo)men all had one thing in common: they defied the rules to progress in a man’s world.

Whirlwind by Janet Dailey

01 January 2019 | By Janet Dailey | Filed in: amish.

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Everyone’s talking about Whirlwind at this year’s Professional Bull Rider’s Competition. But the promising young bull is the last thing on Shane Tully’s mind once he lays eyes on the lady responsible for bringing Whirlwind to the arena. Beautiful, smart, and sexy as hell, Lexie Champion has this rodeo man hungry for more than the thrill of his next competition. But the daughter of bull rancher Bert Champion wants nothing to do with a daredevil, despite the powerful attraction between them...

After losing her beloved brother to a bull riding accident, Lexie is no stranger to the dangers of rodeo life. Which is why resisting Shane’s rugged allure should have been easy. But nothing is simple about her reaction to the handsome cowboy, from their first kiss, to the terrifying moment Lexie watches Shane go down in the ring. Faced with a devastating decision, will Lexie make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of love?

Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless

01 January 2019 | By Barbara Nickless | Filed in: islamic-terrorism.

From a Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Newly minted homicide detective Sydney Parnell faces a savage killer whose endgame is to capture her. And keep her.

Iraqi war vet and former railway cop Sydney Parnell is now the youngest homicide detective in Denver’s Major Crimes Unit. In the past, gut instinct has served her and her K9 partner well. But it’s not a trait Len Bandoni, her old nemesis turned reluctant mentor, admires. Not until Sydney’s instincts lead to their first case: a man tortured and beaten to death, then left in a refrigerated train car with cryptic messages carved into his body.

The victim is a well-liked member of an elite club called the Superior Gentlemen. At first glance, the club appears harmless. But beneath its refined surface swim darker currents.

As Sydney; her K9 partner, Clyde; and Bandoni investigate the grisly murder, the three develop a bond that carries them through a shocking series of crimes and a horrifying conspiracy that threatens the detectives’ lives and promises to bring their beloved city to its knees.

Endpoint by J.W. Griffin

01 January 2019 | By J.W. Griffin | Filed in: banking.

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of Endpoint: New Life by JW Griffin. New Life is book two in the five-part Endpoint series. At the end of this giveaway, book one will be available as a free kindle download. Mark your calendar and enter for a chance at two books!

Endpoint Series:
The Kardashev scale describes a Type-II species as 'one capable of harnessing the power of an entire solar system'. In the not-so-distant future, the peoples of Earth make first contact with just such a species.
Humanity does not survive.

In a handful of minutes, the planet is annihilated and the Sun harvested. All of humanity is lost—save one already damaged soul: Ryan McBain.

The Endpoint series follows Ryan as he forges a new life among the stars and encounters other powerful life forms. With a small cadre of friends and reluctant allies, he works from the fringes to unravel the truth behind a relentless force that is slowly consuming the entire Milky Way, system by system. Covert insurrection is rarely clear-cut or clean. To survive and advance the cause, Ryan must offer up his body, his mind, and possibly even his life. As the last human in the universe, he must embrace his own shadows and harness his inner chaos to fight the encroaching darkness. Only then will he have any hope of navigating through to the Endpoint.

Black Tangled Heart by Samantha Young

01 January 2019 | By Samantha Young | Filed in: bolivia.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 kindle copies of Black Tangled Heart. Jane and Jamie are childhood sweethearts torn apart by forces beyond their control. When Jamie returns years later to wreak his revenge on the people who destroyed his life, Jane is at the top of his hit list. But she's not going down without a fight. Can Jane convince Jamie that justice, and not revenge, will save them? Can love that turns to hate, ever turn back? Find out in this complete standalone contemporary romance.

You Can't Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie

01 January 2019 | By Catherine McKenzie | Filed in: young-adult-historical-fiction.

When the game is deception, nothing is as it seems in this novel of cunning psychological suspense by the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell.

Do you want to play a game?

Twelve years ago Jessica Williams escaped a cult. Thanks to the private detective who rescued her, she reintegrated into society, endured an uncomfortable notoriety, and tried to put it all behind her. Then, at an airport bar, Jessica meets a woman with an identical name and birth date. It appears to be just an odd coincidence—until a week later, when Jessica finds her bank account drained and her personal information stolen.

Following a trail of the grifter’s victims, each with the same name, Jessica gathers players—one by one—for her own game. According to her plan, they’ll set a trap and wait for the impostor to strike again. But plans can go awry, and trust can fray, and as Jessica tries to escape the shadows of her childhood, the risks are greater than she imagined. Now, confronting the casualties of her past, Jessica can’t help but wonder…

Who will pay the price?

The Second Time Around by Paul C. Steffy

01 January 2019 | By Paul C. Steffy | Filed in: vespa.

It is 1943 and WW II is raging. A B-17 pilot renews a lost romance during a stay in an army hospital. His college sweetheart is now an Army nurse. She faces incredible challenges daily while he flies dangerous bombing missions over enemy territory. Blasted from the sky, he must elude the Germans and return to England. Their sizzling romance and undefined future stimulate their personal strengths. He risks death every day, believing her eternal love will always be his own. Will they finally reunite and survive the heartbreak of war unharmed, or will the horrors they face every day change them too much?
Their love is irresistible—Their wartime dangers are inescapable!

Creed of Vengeance by Aubrey Dasher

01 January 2019 | By Aubrey Dasher | Filed in: teaching.

In the parishes of Louisiana, it is time for a reckoning. For more than two thousand years, children have been at the mercy of pedophile Catholic priests, but a reckoning is on its way in the form of outraged locals who will stop at nothing to avenge their own. Creed of Vengeance takes you on a heart-stopping journey through three generations of abuse victims as Cajun justice emerges out of bayou country, with inescapable and heartless cruelty brought down upon the guilty.

LeRóy Garceau, raped multiple times in childhood by his priest, and his similarly abused nephew, Remy, lead local vigilantes and outlaw motorcycle club members on a quest for punishment and retribution. With the help of a cadre of brilliant, ruthless Cajun women, LeRóy and Remy’s team pursue justice from the parishes and bayous of Louisiana to Angola State Prison, and even to the war-torn streets of Iraq.

But a final, unimaginable calling awaits: a confrontation on the astral plane, where a battle of spiritual forces will decide who is liberated and transformed and who is damned and enslaved for eternity.

Creed of Vengeance is a shocking and disturbing off-road journey into the moral swamp where pedophile Catholic priests and their protectors in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy prey on their innocent child victims; until predators become prey.

Mr. Memory and Other Stories of Wonder by Paul Michael Peters

01 January 2019 | By Paul Michael Peters | Filed in: star-trek-original-series.

A magical collection of short stories that stay with the reader. Imaginative and original they make you think, laugh and fall in love. The tales are short and quickly read, perfect for coffee breaks but beware; like chocolate, they lure the reader into just one more.

There is a talent for the 'short and sweet,' and often times, 'bitter sweet.' These are stories with a heart, the kind you want to hug, and yet they're firmly grounded in the real world - or the world we wish were real.

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Golden Poppies by Laila Ibrahim

01 January 2019 | By Laila Ibrahim | Filed in: young-adult-contemporary.

From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed comes the empowering novel of two generations of American women connected by the past and fighting for a brighter future.

It’s 1894. Jordan Wallace and Sadie Wagner appear to have little in common. Jordan, a middle-aged black teacher, lives in segregated Chicago. Two thousand miles away, Sadie, the white wife of an ambitious German businessman, lives in more tolerant Oakland, California. But years ago, their families intertwined on a plantation in Virginia. There, Jordan’s and Sadie’s mothers developed a bond stronger than blood, despite the fact that one was enslaved and the other was the privileged daughter of the plantation’s owner.

With Jordan’s mother on her deathbed, Sadie leaves her disapproving husband to make the arduous train journey with her mother to Chicago. But the reunion between two families is soon fraught with personal and political challenges.

As the harsh realities of racial divides and the injustices of the Gilded Age conspire to hold them back, the women find they need each other more than ever. Their courage, their loyalty, and the ties that bind their families will be tested. Amid the tumult of a quickly changing nation, their destiny depends on what they’re willing to risk for liberation.

Rescuing America's Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality by Savannah Jordan

01 January 2019 | By Savannah Jordan | Filed in: fashion.

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 signed first edition copies of Rescuing America’s Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality. This book presents policies that are meant to re-instill not only personal responsibility but also one’s duty to others. There are seventeen areas (immigration, abortion, education, care of the elderly, gun control, term limits, etc.) in which the author details these policies.

Passing Fancies by Marlowe Benn

01 January 2019 | By Marlowe Benn | Filed in: queer.

Julia Kydd returns in a new mystery set in the beguiling world of the Harlem Renaissance, where reckless revelry leads to devastating crimes.

When stylish young bibliophile Julia Kydd returns to 1920s New York, she’s determined to launch her own private press. Julia’s aspirations take her into the heart of the Harlem Renaissance, a literary movement unlike any she’s known—where notions of race, sexuality, and power are slippery, and identities can be deceptively fluid.

At a risqué soiree, Julia befriends singer Eva Pruitt, whose new book is rumored to reveal lurid details about the Harlem nightlife. But Leonard Timson, a local nightclub owner, is furious when he suspects he’s the inspiration for a violent character in the book. By morning, Timson is dead, and both Eva and her manuscript are missing.

Julia finds herself immersed in a case as troubling as Jazz Age race relations. More questions than answers surface about Eva’s mysterious world, and powerful interests conspire to protect dangerous secrets. Still, no man can stand between Julia and the truth: appalled by violent injustice, she must use her wit and guile to find the killer.

Global Dawn by Wesley Boydd Thompson

01 January 2019 | By Wesley Boydd Thompson | Filed in: lenin.

Enter for a chance to win a free copy of Global Dawn, by Wesley Boydd Thompson. Global Dawn is a winner of the Literary Titan Silver Award.

"Global Dawn is an amazing book that you don't want to miss. Global Dawn is an exciting book that I recommend to readers who enjoy post-apocalyptic science fiction and techno-thriller genres." - Literary Titan

Global Dawn is an award winning, high paced, conspiracy thriller that tells the story of a secret war between the New World Order and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O), who battle over control of an ancient technology that has been behind all mankind technological advancements since 1960.

The New World Order has sinister plans for application of this technology that would finally provide them with absolute control of the world. But not before unleashing a global tele-tsunami and washing away modern civilisation as we know it.

Global Dawn also includes an emotional journey of O.T.O's most formidable warrior ever, who battles internal demons of a traumatic past in an attempt to establish an emotional connection with his son. Misunderstood, he continuously struggles to make that connection but devotedly defends his son from the dangers of the world.

The New World Order has the upper hand. And it's now only a matter of time before the fate of the world is be decided...

Ruins of the Galaxy by J.N. Chaney

01 January 2019 | By J.N. Chaney | Filed in: dc-comics.

Win one of 100 copies of this award winning scifi epic, "Ruins of the Galaxy" by J.N. Chaney and Christopher Hopper.

The mission is simple. Escort an emissary to an intergalactic peace summit. Try not to get in the way.

Lt. Magnus and his 79th Recon Team have certainly handled worse, after all.

But when an explosion rocks the tower and sends everyone into a panic, Magnus and his asset find themselves cut off from the rest of the team.

Worse still, a dying alien chieftain gives them a priceless drive of intel, marking them for death.

The mission has officially changed.

With enemies on all sides, Magnus must do everything in his power to protect the emissary and escape the tower. There is no back up. There is no chance for failure.

The fate of the entire galaxy now lies in the hands of a Republic Marine and a diplomat.

All they have to do is survive.

Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie Iraci

01 January 2019 | By Joni Marie Iraci | Filed in: yuri.

Enter for a chance to win one of 50 signed/first edition copies of Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie Iraci.

“Reinventing Jenna Rose,” is a work of fiction but its inception originates on the streets of New York City where over the years the author observed and listened to the goings-on and hustling bustle of other people’s conversations in passing, weaving it all together along with six decades of life experience.

Infused with humor, the sadness of the subject matter is diminished and the reader is offered a reprieve. The street scenes, teenage angst, court drama, and family dynamics provide a relatable page-turning escalating drama coming to its open-ended conclusion leaving the reader with food for thought. Well-read Jenna references famous poets, authors, and literary characters to self-soothe while her sometimes snarky responses demonstrate a somewhat false bravado further endearing her to the reader.

Jenna, together with her grandmother, Kate, the street-wise neighbor girl, Gypsy; the quirky psychotherapist, Dr. G.; attorney, Camille, and a female white German Shepherd named Gracie, faces her past head-on in Federal Court. Twists and turns and unexpected family secrets come to light providing a subplot that takes Jenna on a surprising path.

“Reinventing Jenna Rose,” is an entertaining read that propels the reader along the unusual journey of a young girl as she finds her way towards salvation without retaining the scars of victimhood.

More Than Love by Natasha Gregson Wagner

01 January 2019 | By Natasha Gregson Wagner | Filed in: alchemy.

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 digital copies of MORE THAN LOVE, a memoir from classic Hollywood star Natalie Wood's daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner.

"In More Than Love, Natasha Gregson Wagner brings to life her extraordinarily talented and devoted movie-star mother, Natalie Wood, their magical life before Natalie’s tragic drowning when Natasha was eleven, and Natasha’s struggle to grow up after. The book is moving, powerful, and so honest. Natasha Gregson Wagner is a bright life force as was her mother."
—Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa

We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop

01 January 2019 | By Andrea Dunlop | Filed in: st-petersburg.

Win one of twenty signed copies of WE CAME HERE TO FORGET. Part psychological thriller, part family drama, this story follows a former Olympian who flees to Buenos Aires to reinvent herself after a family tragedy turns her career and life upside down.
Katie Cleary has always wanted nothing more than to become the best alpine skier in the world. But as the upward trajectory of her career nears its zenith, a terrifying truth about her sister becomes impossible to ignore—one that will destroy not only Katie’s career but her family and her romantic relationship in the process.

With her life shattered and nothing left to lose, Katie flees the snowy mountainsides of home for Buenos Aires. There, she reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan, and meets a colorful group of ex-pats and the alluring, charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, a tango teacher with secrets of his own. This beautiful city, with its dark history and wild promise, seems like the perfect refuge, but can she really outrun her demons?

A complex, sophisticated story of love, family loyalty, unspeakable loss, and hard-won redemption: We Came Here to Forget explores what it means to dream, to desire, to achieve—and what’s left behind after it all disappears.


The Buried World by Jeff Wheeler

01 January 2019 | By Jeff Wheeler | Filed in: biography-memoir.

The young warrior Bingmei pits her courage, combat skills, and very life against a brutal tyrant’s dark magic in the follow-up to Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler’s The Killing Fog.

The orphaned Bingmei didn’t choose to be a hero. She has no wish to cross the Death Wall to save the world. But she has awakened Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom and Dragon of Night, and it is her destiny to defy him. From his imperial city of ancient sorcery and immortal darkness, Echion conspires to fulfill his own destiny: vanquish Bingmei, revive his queen, and rule together for another eon unchallenged.

Traversing a labyrinth of caves and mountains, Bingmei and her band of allies prepare their defense against a fateful war they cannot win. But when they are overcome by Echion’s terrible power, Bingmei is left vulnerable to a ruthless assassin…one with orders to capture, not kill.

Before he destroys her, Echion craves something more than Bingmei’s soul. Only she has the power to resurrect Echion’s ancient queen, Xisi, whose evil is matched only by his own. Once reunited, their dark shadow will fall like a shroud over the realms. To be a savior, Bingmei must first survive what she has unleashed, and to survive she must begin to understand the seeds of power she’s never learned to control.

Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

01 January 2019 | By Nadia Owusu | Filed in: steampunk-romance.

This poetic, genre-bending work—blending memoir with cultural history—from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu grapples with the fault lines of identity, the meaning of home, black womanhood, and the ripple effects, both personal and generational, of emotional trauma.

Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world—from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was thirteen and she was raised by her stepmother, she was unable to come to terms with who she was since she still felt motherless and alone.

When Nadia went to university in America when she was eighteen she still felt as if she had so many competing personas that she couldn’t keep track of them all without cracking under the pressure of trying to hold herself together. A powerful coming-of-age story that explores timely and universal themes of identity, Aftershocks follows Nadia’s life as she hauls herself out of the wreckage and begins to understand that the only ground firm enough to count on is the one she writes into existence.

Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

01 January 2019 | By Penny Reid | Filed in: appomattox-campaign.

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The Elizabeth Walker Affair by Robert Lane

01 January 2019 | By Robert Lane | Filed in: russia.

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 ebook copies of The Elizabeth Walker Affair by Robert Lane.

"Emotionally charged to envelope readers from the start, The Elizabeth Walker Affair combines the best elements of romance, mystery, and thriller. A top recommendation for all three genres."

-Midwest Book Reviews


"I NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT TRUMPET." After Elizabeth Walker mouths those words to Andrew Keller, a lover she has not seen in twenty years, their shattered hearts ignite uncontrollable events.

Andrew pleads with his old friend, Jake Travis, to locate Elizabeth. When Andrew is murdered, Jake is asked to investigate.

Jake arranges a rendezvous with Elizabeth and senses that she is harboring secrets of her own. He learns of a tragic accident two decades ago that decimated her family. Like Elizabeth, Jake battles his own demons, for his past is a roadblock to his and Kathleen's happiness.

Elizabeth's quest, Kathleen's desperate wish, and Jake's pledge to find who killed Andrew Keller culminate in the final repercussions of a lost love.

Filled with mounting suspense, and at times equally humorous and tragic, The Elizabeth Walker Affair is an emotionally engaging mystery. It will linger with you long after the final page.

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

01 January 2019 | By Cara Wall | Filed in: art-history.

Charles has his life path planned. A brilliant young man, heir to a hefty Boston fortune, son of a Harvard professor, his destiny is to be a professor of history. But he eschews that career to pursue divinity studies. When he meets Lily in the Radcliffe library, she is quick to inform him she doesn’t believe in God. But Charles can’t let her go. Their marriage is predicated on a deep love – and a deep understanding of the chasm between them.

James grew up in a hardscrabble Irish Catholic family in Chicago – and spent much of his youth attending to his alcoholic father and fearful mother. He sees his future change when a relative leaves him enough money to attend college. Here he develops his moral outrage, and civic-mindedness. When he meets Nan, he knows she is too good for him. The devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante from Mississippi, Nan’s life was supposed to be predictable: Ole Miss and a hometown husband. But then her father insists she leave Mississippi for college. And then she meets James.

In THE DEARLY BELOVED, we follow these two couples through courtship and marriage, to their inevitable connection in New York City in 1963. When Charles and James are appointed co-pastors at the storied Third Presbyterian Church, the couples’ fates become entwined – uncomfortably.

The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith

01 January 2019 | By Luanne G. Smith | Filed in: young-adult-fantasy.

A spellbinding novel of bloodlines, self-discovery, and redemption by the author of the Washington Post bestseller The Vine Witch.

Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past—what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages.

Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline—and its poisonous threat to her future—Elena can’t ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette’s mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be?

Lowcountry Boondoggle by Susan M. Boyer

01 January 2019 | By Susan M. Boyer | Filed in: young-adult-science-fiction.

*** Signed Copies *** Lowcountry PI Liz Talbot returns to the streets of Charleston in the ninth installment of Susan M. Boyer’s Agatha Award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling mystery series.

Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews thought they’d put Darius Baker’s troubles to rest—then his recently discovered son ropes him into a hemp farm investment with his college buddies. When a beloved Charleston professor—and potential investor—is murdered, Liz and Nate discover Darius keeps the PIs on speed dial.

A shocking number of people had reasons to want the genteel, bowtie wearing, tea-drinking professor dead. Was it one of his many girlfriends or a disgruntled student? Or perhaps Murray was killed because his failure to invest meant the hemp farm trio’s dreams were going up in smoke?

Though Liz’s long-dead best friend, Colleen, warns her the stakes are far higher than Liz imagines, she is hellbent on finding the no-good killer among the bevy of suspects. But will the price of justice be more than Liz can bear?

Take a virtual vacation to Charleston in Susan M. Boyer’s latest Southern charmer, Lowcountry Boondoggle. It’s a trip you don’t want to miss.

The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea by Kerrelyn Sparks

01 January 2019 | By Kerrelyn Sparks | Filed in: clean-romance.

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Four sisters have become queens, rulers of all that Aerthlan’s two moons embrace. The last sister will forge her own path…

Raised on the magic-seeped Isle of Moon, Maeve is used to unusual powers—and the way they fuel the politics of her world. But when she discovers an ability to shape-shift at will, she knows who she wants to share it with first. Brody, the enigmatic, infuriating shifter-spy has always made time for Maeve. But it’s been almost two months since she’s seen him. And though no one else believes Brody is in danger, Maeve is more than ready to rescue him herself.

The rumors Brody’s investigating are terrifying: a secret army of magic-users, in the service of the cruel Circle of Five. But when he uncovers the identity of one of the Five, the mission becomes personal. Cursed as a boy by the Sea Witch, Brody can spend only two hours a day in his human form, a restriction that limits his future and muzzles his heart. Plus Maeve teases him for being such a pretty doggy instead of appreciating his manly charms. To win his freedom, he must take on a terrible disguise. And when Maeve finds out, she’ll unleash a tempest like no other…