Rosie’s Book Review Team (RBRT) – Booklist

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What authors are saying about Rosie Amber’s Review Team:

‘I rely on Rosie’s review team for honest and thoughtful reviews. I know they love reading and the reviews they post express both that love and their opinions of my (and other writers’) novels. Long may they continue. Their support has been invaluable.’  Carol Hedges, author of Victorian murder mysteries and YA

‘As well as introducing me to talented authors in other genres, I’m grateful to Rosie’s review team for helping raise awareness of my books to new readers.’  Tony Riches, Amazon best-selling historical fiction author.

‘Without doubt the best book review service I’ve used. Always a quick turnaround, always honest reviews, and as an author you can’t ask for more than that.’  Dylan J. Morgan, author of horror, Sci-Fi, dystopian and post apocalyptic fiction.

‘Rosie Amber and her team of reviewers/bloggers are professional, dedicated and fair minded. As an author, I know that I will receive a fair critique of my novels from them. I am happy to use them as go-to reviewers for any new novel I publish. I am also happy to recommend them to other authors.’  Lizzie Lamb, author of romantic comedies

‘Rosie’s team bring authors and readers together in the nicest possible way.  Reviewers who care about books – what more can an author ask for?  David Ahern, mystery author

“Smaller authors don’t have the same publicity budget as the big publishers and it is a struggle to reach potential readers. Rosie and her team provide an invaluable service not only with providing good quality revews but also with sharing those review on social media to reach a larger audience.” Diane Febry thriller author

 

 

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Book Review Team Booklist

Below will be a list of books team members can request for review. Please read and write a review for any chosen book within a month of receipt. Reviews should be posted on at least 2 sites, these can be your own blogs, Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords etc.  Plus a copy of the review should be e-mailed to me and I will post it here on my blog with full recognition going to the reviewer.  I shall endeavour to keep this page as up to date as possible and match book requests to reviewers on a first come first served basis.

Members of the book review team and authors are spread across the world and it’s time zones so a little patience may be required at times.

All books will be in e-formats.

Team members should contact me via my e-mail to request their choice of book/ books and FORMAT. I will pass on their request to the author. Do check spam and contact me if you think you haven’t received your book after a reasonable 48 hour wait.

Once you’ve written your book review please send a copy to me via e-mail and also tell me where you will be posting the review. I will post the review on my blog as soon as is reasonably possible with full credit to the reviewer. Please provide a link to your blog if you intend posting the review there as I will pass this on to the authors.

New Book review Team members are always welcome, please make initial contact via the Book Review Team Tab at the top of the blog.

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The Book List

How to get a Mobi or PDF file onto your Kindle

1. Each kindle has it’s own e-mail address which is NOT your private e-mail.

2. To find yours, go to your Amazon account. Under the heading “Hello…” click on the drop down menu and go to “Manage your devices”

3. Click on “Your devices” in the new window and it should show your kindle and on the bottom of the screen, quite small, is an email address. You can edit this and make it more personal. Ok make a note of this e-mail address.

4. Go to your personal e-mails and add your kindle e-mail as a new contact.

5.  When you are sent a Mobi or PDF book file by an author, save it to your computer. (Don’t open it, just save it)

6. Next compose an e-mail to your kindle. In the subject heading write the word “convert” (without the speech marks)

7. Leave the body of the e-mail completely blank, and attach the mobi or PDF file (only do one at a time) and press “Send”

8. In a few minutes the file should appear on your kindle, make sure your wi-fi is on. If it doesn’t turn up in 3-4 mins. Switch off your kindle, then switch back on. Be patient.

9. Newer kindles like Fire and Paperweight should also accept e-pub files in this way.

10. Occasionally a file won’t load and you get an e-mail message from kindle, I ask the author for a file in a different format if this happens.

The Rebel Queen (Overlord Book #4) by JD Smith (248 pages) Can be read as a stand alone.

My name is Zabdas: a son, father, commander and confidant. I am a man born of invasion, a warrior in a forgotten land. I speak of history, of Rome, Syria and Egypt, and relay the story of Zenobia: wife to the King, sister to me, mother to her country, daughter of the gods …
Syria is finally at peace. The war against the Persians is won and a triumph held in honour of King Odenathus’ victories. Whilst the east prospers, so the west crumbles as Emperor Gallienus struggles to maintain power.
With success comes opportunity. Peace never holds for long as rumours surrounding Odenathus’ rising popularity abound and enemies approach on every frontier.
Zenobia must play the game of politics, forge alliances and press her advantage no matter what, if she is to secure the east. Zabdas discovers his past, and battles both conscience and heart as he chooses paths that will change everything.
It is the year of death. The gods are watching and no one is safe …

Genre: Ancient middle east HistFic

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Black Hornet by Rob Sinclair (ARC, book due out June 12th)

What do you do when the love of your life vanishes without a trace? If you’re ex-intelligence agent James Ryker you search for the answers whatever the cost, however much blood and sacrifice it takes…

Six months ago Lisa was taken from Ryker, and he’ll stop at nothing to find out who is responsible and why. Following a trail to Mexico, the ex-Joint Intelligence Agency asset soon finds himself in the firing line of enemies he long thought he’d left behind. Set-up for the murder of a former informant, Ryker is thrown into a crumbling jail run by The Black Hornet, the notorious leader of a Mexican drug cartel. But what connects the cartel to the informant’s murder, and to Lisa’s disappearance? And just who is the mystery American claiming he can help Ryker in his hour of need?

The Black Hornet is the second book in the bestselling James Ryker series. Part Bourne, part Reacher, it’s an explosive and action-packed thriller to rival any other.

Genre: Action Thriller

Format: Mobi

World Of The Innocent by Nadine Keels (106 pages)

“Are you ready to love this young man?”
Jhoi: she’s poetic. She’s guarded. And she couldn’t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas. Sure, Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist, admired by plenty of fans. But he’s so remarkably…strange.
Still, Marcas touches Jhoi’s soul. And through the counsel of a shrewd old neighbor, Jhoi will discover a link between intimate friendship and becoming a steward of an era.
A tale of love, enduring belief, and the meaning of innocence—based on a true story.

Genre: Literary love story

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Thirteen Lives of Frank Peppercorn – Anthology (209 pages)

The Thirteen Lives of Frank Peppercorn by [Bracha, Ryan, Adler, Dominic , Beech, Jason, Berg, Kevin, Brazill, Paul D., Cowan, Robert, Furchtenicht, Craig, Jamali, Shervin, Michel, Jason, Miles, Allen, Mark Wilson, Alex Shaw]

Betty Peppercorn is burning her husband Frank today. Well, she’s burning her property. The corpse she was left with as a reward for loving somebody for better or worse. Frank exists only in her thoughts, anymore.

To her knowledge, Frank had no friends. Betty’s not even sure he existed before they met. It comes as a major surprise, then, when several strange faces appear at the funeral, each of them bringing their own stories of what Frank meant to them.

As the day goes on, it becomes increasingly apparent that Frank was not the man she thought he was.

Thirteen new and established writers collide in this brand new novel-of-stories project from Ryan Bracha, the brains behind Twelve Mad Men, The Switched, and The Dead Man Trilogy. All proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s charities.

Genre: All sorts

Format: Mobi

Gone: Catastrophe In Paradise by OJ Modjeska (93 pages)

Gone: Catastrophe in Paradise by [Modjeska, OJ]

A mass of European and American tourists descend on an idyllic tropical island for the holiday of a lifetime. Within hours, hundreds are dead. What happened? The true story of one of history’s most tragic and shocking disasters…in which aviation, terrorism, a sudden change in the weather and plain old bad luck made for a ruinous mix. This gripping novella length work unravels the mind-boggling facts of this catastrophe as a compelling, action-packed and haunting tale of the human condition that will have you turning the pages to the very end.

Genre: Non Fiction

Format: Mobi or gift from Amazon.com

Sudden Conflicts by Gary Beck (296 pages)

With the flare for adventurous webs that Beck so skillfully weaves, Sudden Conflicts is an exciting and witty tale of college friends from disparate backgrounds who seek to break into the world of high-tech super giants, while defending their innovative software development against corporate greed and foreign hackers. The three extremely bright college roommates, Pete, Clar, and TJ, survive a school rampage shooting, which forms a lifelong bond between them. Computer majors, they become business partners and develop a software program that tracks cyber-attacks. Armed with newly-earned PhDs, they share a tiny New York City apartment. Humor, and years of deep friendship help them endure long months of searching for rich investors. But things don’t work out as planned and they end up taking software coding jobs with a company that has a hidden agenda. While the trio fights to gain millions of dollars from entrepreneurs, threats, hackers, and intrigues build to a climax. When TJ and Pete start dating two lovely young women, danger escalates, FBI agents become involved, and a Chinese businessman makes an offer they might not be allowed to refuse. The friends are forced to make hard choices when revenge and morality present opposing pressures.

Genre: Espionage

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The King’s Peace by Kevin Hammond (211 pages)

The King's Peace (The Dark and the White Book 1) by [Hammond, Kevin]

The Kingdom is young and yet it stands in great peril. Dark tales of the unnatural have reached the King’s city. The King is slain in his bed and the storm on the horizon brings black ships closer to the coastal city of Erenon. Nathaniel, a clever thief has stumbled upon a job that brings him to the home of the King when he is slain and Nathaniel is unwillingly dragged into the quest to reach the southern garrison which has gone quiet in recent months. Strange powers are helping and hindering him and the small company of soldiers dispatched to that garrison as war comes to the city.
They will find those horrors that plague the common man, an ancient legend will unravel, and a deception so epic in scale it involves the Gods. The whole world of man and nations who live on the other side of the mountain range known as the Great Divide will come together in a war no one really understands and as the kingdom fights to survive it will face an enemy they know nothing about.

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Format: Gifted e-copy from Amazon.com

Ryan Kaine: On The Run by Kerry J Donovan

A passenger plane explodes. Eighty-three people die. One man is responsible.When a routine operation ends in tragedy, decorated ex-Royal Marine, Ryan Kaine, becomes the target of a nationwide manhunt. The police want him on terrorism charges. A sinister organisation wants him dead. Kaine is forced to rely on two women he hardly knows: one, a country vet who treats his wounds, the other an IT expert with a secret of her own.

Battling overwhelming guilt, life-threatening injuries, and his own moral code, Kaine hunts the people who turned him into a mass-murderer. Can Kaine’s combat skills, instincts, and new-found allies lead him to the truth and redemption?

Ryan Kaine: On the Run—a powerful, action-packed novel set against the backdrop of the international arms trade from the #1 bestselling author, Kerry J Donovan.!

Genre: Action adventure

Format: Mobi

Safe With Me by Gracie Lowrie (ARC’s book due out June 22nd)

Safe With Me: An evocative story about the deepest bonds of friendship by [Lowrie, Grace]

An emotional and evocative story about the deepest bonds of friendship.
Abandoned as children, Kat and Jamie were inseparable growing up in foster care. But their bond couldn’t protect them forever.
From a troubled upbringing to working in a London greasy spoon, Kat’s life has never been easy. On the surface Jamie’s living the high-life, but appearances can be deceiving.
When they unexpectedly reunite, the bond they share becomes too intense to ignore. But as secrets come back to haunt them, are they destined to be separated once more?
Perfect for fans of Hilary Boyd and Nicholas Sparks.
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Format: Mobi

Swaying by Lucinda Blanchard (349 pages)

Swaying by [Blanchard, Lucinda]

Charlotte has one desire in life – she wants a daughter. But you can’t choose what you have… can you?
Desire soon turns to obsession as Charlotte embarks on a difficult and controversial journey to sway the odds to have a girl.
How far is she prepared to go, and at what cost?

Genre: Parenting

Format: Mobi

Dear Internet: It’s Me Avery! by Jennifer Ammoscato (258 pages)

Dear Internet: It's Me, Avery (Avery Fowler 2.0 Series Book 1) by [Ammoscato, Jennifer]

“Don’t try to tell me that you’ve never checked that weird mole on your thigh on WebMD. Or how to fold meringue on Epicurious. And, there’s no way that I’m the only one who clears her search history after looking up how to give a great bl— (Um, that last one’s not important.)”
When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life.
If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach for the low, low price of $14.95 a month:
Add into the mix a new boss whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch Witch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret.
With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky situations as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new and improved Avery Fowler 2.0.

Genre: ChickLit

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Last Meridian by Joe Hefferon (ARC book due out May 20th)

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A telegram sets off a chain of events that destroys five lives, throwing Hollywood insider Nina Ferrer’s life into turmoil. The infant boy she gave up for adoption in Chicago sixteen years earlier has been arrested for murder. A plea from the boy’s adoptive mother pushes her to act, but Nina has a big problem—she never told her husband about the boy.
Nina must come to terms with her guilt, while accepting the reality of her fragile life and her cheating husband, who’s embroiled in another deadly plot. As her life unravels, the boy’s fate grows ominous. Set against the backdrop of the Hollywood heyday of the early 1960s, the quick-witted, smart-talking Nina, a designer for the well-heeled of Los Angeles, hires a private detective to uncover the facts about what happened back in Chicago, and save her boy. Maybe… just maybe… he can save her, too.
Or perhaps Nina will have to save herself, the most frightening prospect of all. To do that, she must cross The Last Meridian, the place beyond which life as she knows it will no longer exist.

Genre: Noir crime

Format: Mobi

The Age Of Water by Sean Craft (285 pages)

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Handsome, clever, if not yet rich, Philip Clarke finds himself drawn by the cool beauty of Mei Li, lawyer and colleague, a fact complicated by his weekly visit to the near-by shanty-town and the waiting arms of the fishing-village woman, where he finds exquisite and unexpected pleasure. His simple ambition is to continue to enjoy the heady gratifications of both without undue self-reflection. But paradise comes at a cost. And, just as the stories of love and the fulfilment of desire he tells himself become complicated, the tranquillity of his island home is, he slowly understands, anything but immune to the world beyond its borders.
As the environment collapses, as water becomes as toxic as global business is corrupt, and the law of brute power becomes the new political reality, even those private stories are, he comes to see, fractured by deceit and betrayal. The novel follows him, lover and international deal-broker, as the certainties of both his private and public worlds disintegrate, and as he is driven to piece together and confront the complex truth that lies beneath. In the end, he finds himself in a desperate race to escape from the forces that would destroy him, together with the woman he most loves.
Clarke’s “island home” is Lantau, the largest of the islands that make up Hong Kong. At its southern tip sits the massive, inscrutable Big Buddha, silently contemplating the thousands of years of Chinese history that sustains it, while to the north, as if in mocking parody, Disneyland creates its own fantastic version of the present. That ironic contrast seems to sum up the reality of Clarke’s world, where what for more than a century was once a far-flung part of the British Empire is now the corner of China that most clearly marks the difficult and ambiguous relations between East and West. This is a world where prosperity and exploitation seems to go hand in hand, where the promise of a bright, clean future is overshadowed by the clouds of industrial waste that drift in from the north, and where dreams of democracy are pushed aside by the politics of power. 
The story the book tells, though, is a very personal one, as Clarke struggles to square off the contradictions of his own ambitions, and, against the odds, reach toward an altogether different kind of future.

Genre: Eco crime / romance

Format: Mobi or e-pub

A Passionate Play by Jessica Lauryn (302 pages)

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On the heels of a major performance, theater actress Alicia Coleman is attacked in an alleyway. She is struck over the head with a pistol and the blow causes her to lose her memory. Injured and afraid, Alicia struggles to remember the details of her life. The only person who appears to know who she is, is the man she fears may also be her attacker.
In the midst of several failed attempts to escape, Alicia comes to know the man whose home she awoke in and realizes that the two of them share a complicated past. Though Nick refuses to tell her much beyond her first name, a series of dreams, in which she and he are sharing a lot more than the second story of a secluded mansion, cause Alicia to suspect the most outrageous of possibilities—that the man holding her prisoner may actually be her lover. Surrounding threats, including that of a midnight intruder, cause Alicia to realize that proving her theory true (or not) may be her only chance of keeping her attacker from coming after her a second time.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Format: Mobi

Beloved Besieged by April Munday (227 pages)

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Can an army keep them apart? 
Limoges 1364 – When Joscelin saves Elaine’s life in a religious riot neither expects to see the other again. Six years later Joscelin returns to Limoges with an army and lays siege to Elaine’s home. When the army enters the town he has to get to her before anyone can harm her… or worse.

Genre: HistFic

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Election 2064: Book One by Scott McDermott (278 pages)

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“History doesn’t repeat itself. It outdoes itself.” 
– Acton Granger, 54th President of the United States. 
Nearly five decades from now, America is finding its legs again after years of bitter conflict. Civ-2, as the Second Civil War came to be known, turned many of the nation’s cities into battlefields and took millions of lives. Early in the 2060 campaign, Reformation League candidate Acton Granger made an unprecedented concession – in the tradition of Washington and Adams at the nation’s outset, he would forego a running mate and offer the vice presidency to his chief rival, whomever that may become. It was a gesture of unity that rocketed Granger to victory. Still stinging from defeat, the Conservative League’s Elijah Schroeder chose to swallow his pride and accept Granger’s offer, alienating his own supporters and political allies in the process. 
Now two years into their fragile partnership, the 2064 campaign looms, and Elijah learns his selection was more complicated than the call for healing he and the country were led to believe. He must decide whether to continue toiling as a false symbol of harmony or turn against the man who is now his boss and leader of the free world. 
Meanwhile, other national figures emerge with their own designs on the election, from the Freedom League’s rebellious darling Shelby Monroe to the Progressive League’s technology mogul Ben Allen, who could become the country’s first gay president. 
As each contender charts their strategies and campaigning begins, a terrorist attack – orchestrated by a new, terrifying weapon – rocks the nation and turns all of their candidacies upside-down. That is, all of them but one. 
This is the first volume in the Election 2064 series.
 

Genre: SciFi Thriller

Format: Mobi

Fall Out by Lizzie Mumfrey (368 pages)

WHAT IF THE TIES THAT HOLD TOGETHER A COMMUNITY ARE IRREVOCABLY DESTROYED? The sociable commuter village of Charlton is an ordinary neighbourhood, typical of many, home to a colourful range of residents, many of whose teenagers go to the local academy. An ordinary day becomes extraordinary when a school trip to London coincides with an appalling terrorist attack and everyone’s cosy, humdrum life is shattered. The fallout affects every resident in dramatically different ways. Who lives and who dies is just the start – irrational suspicions, prejudice and misunderstandings lead to blame and persecution. Buried secrets are revealed, friendships fractured and trust destroyed. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT LIFE WILL NEVER BE NORMAL AGAIN

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Former Chief Executive by Kate Vane (180 pages)

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Without your past, who are you?
Deborah was a respected hospital manager until a tragedy destroyed her reputation. She has lost her career, her husband and even her name.
Luca wants to stay in the moment. For the first time in his life he has hope and a home. But a fresh start is hard on a zero-hours contract, harder if old voices fill your mind.
When a garden share scheme brings them together, Deborah is beguiled by Luca’s youth and grace. He makes her husband’s garden live again. He helps her when she’s at her lowest. But can she trust him? And when the time comes to confront her past, can she find the strength?
This sharply drawn short novel explores the distance between the generations – between health and wealth, owners and workers, guilt and blame. 

Genre: Literary Fiction

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Spirit Of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat (378 pages)

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Her mother executed for witchcraft, her father dead at the hand of a noble, Victoire Charpentier vows to rise above her poor peasant roots.
Forced to leave her village of Lucie-sur-Vionne for domestic work in Paris, Victoire suffers gruesome abuse under the ancien régime. Can she muster the bravery and skill to join the revolutionary force gripping France, and overthrow the corrupt, diabolical aristocracy?
Spirit of Lost Angels traces the journey of a bone angel talisman passed down through generations. The women of L’Auberge des Anges face tragedy and betrayal in a world where their gift can be their curse. 
Amidst the tumult of revolutionary France, this is a story of courage, hope and love.

Genre: HistFic

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Blessedly Bound by Lucretia Stanhope (218 pages)

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Gwen Hensley finds herself pulled into something life altering when she inherits a sprawling manor from a grandmother she never knew. As a witch, she uses her gift of sight to experience her grandmother die in a brutal execution by flames. The vision is only the catalyst that tosses her into a mystery involving a killer with psychopathic tendencies and a vitriol for witches.
Seeking aid in unraveling the mystery, she discovers her familiar, Lewis, is wrapped up in her family curse that involves voodoo and a sacrifice of the first-born witch in each generation. The neighbor, Sebastian, her grandmother’s best friend and a familiar with his own haunted past, tugs her in intimate and magical ways, which both puts her in danger and a position to be more powerful than she ever dreamed possible.

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Format: Mobi

Incognito by Khaled Talib

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Specialist Ayden Tanner is dispatched by a covert division of the global hacker group, Anonymous, to find the pope who is missing.
A frantic search begins in Italy and beyond its borders amid speculation that the Holy See may know more than they are telling.

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Trouble With Seduction by Victoria Hanlen

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Rebellious, Scandalous and Irredeemable
Sarah, Lady Strathford, is ready for a little harmless frivolity with a man of her own age and her own appetites…surely that’s not too much to ask! After the death of her beloved husband years before, Sarah is ready for an adventure… Enter the dashing, roguish – and baffling – Mr Cornelius Ravenhill.
Ravenhill, however, is not the gentleman he seems, and soon Sarah finds herself battling against the corrupt and harsh world around her as it threatens to destroy all she holds dear. The question is, will her seduction at the hands of Mr Ravenhill prove to be her saviour or her downfall?

Genre: Regency Romantic Suspense

Format: Mobi

Joyful Trouble by Patricia Furstenberg (180 pages)

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A humorous read about an incredible dog and how he had found his true, yet unexpected calling.
A dog. A friendship. A purpose.
When a Great Dane arrives in a navy base nobody expects him to win everybody’s hearts, although breaking some rules along the way. But things soon turn sour as somebody threatens to put him to sleep. Who will stand up for this for-legged gentle giant? Tackling universal themes and voicing animal rights and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Genre:  KidsLit (Ages 6-10)

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Whispers In The Alders by H. A Callum (302 pages ARC)

Alder Ferry was a town stuck in the antiquated collective conscience of what America was and should be. Surrendering itself to the bare-knuckled menace of white flight from urban America, it harbored a society quick to turn its back on those who didn’t fit the stereotype of another time: a time when class, gender, and sexuality were clearly defined. These definitions would come to be challenged from within a mysterious stand of alder trees giving off an air of indifference to their human neighbors.

In the shadows of the alders a young boy named Tommy found refuge. There, an eclectic book collection was his only companion through a tumultuous childhood, serving as his escape from the brutal realities of life. That was, until Aubrey appeared. The daughter of an executive bent on shuttering Alder Ferry’s lone manufacturing plant, Aubrey’s world was far removed from that of Tommy’s—grandson of the plant’s violent union steward—and together they struck an unlikely and passionate friendship certain to test the limits of Alder Ferry’s economic and social boundaries, calling into question the very power structures dominating life in their town.

Together they come of age in a town hostile to their friendship—a friendship challenging the intersecting boundaries of class, faith, gender, and sexuality. Prejudice and privilege masquerade to destroy their dreams as Tommy and Aubrey carry each other through their teen years and into adulthood. Whispers in the Alders is an impassioned experience that will linger with the reader long after the last page is turned.

Genre: Literary Fiction / Coming Of Age

Format: Mobi

The Buried Few by M.J Lau (307 pages)

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Work, home, repeat. Daniel Allingham, a computer security specialist, led a very routine life – until one evening, on his way home from work, he found a baby abandoned in a park. 
But it gets worse. Daniel lives in a future America where a series of protracted wars have claimed the lives of a generation of parents. The result: a massive foster state, with most children being raised by relatives, friends of family, or in some cases complete strangers. At the behest of the public, the government has mandated that all children must be produced by certified Creators and adopted by registered Guardians. This means that children with no pedigree, like the one Daniel finds in the park, face deportation – or possibly destruction. 
Pursued by a relentless government agent, Daniel and his friends fight to secure a better life for one child… risking their own welfare in the process.

Genre: Mild SciFi / Dystopia

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Devil In The Countryside by Cory Barclay ( 348 pages)

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Devil in the Countryside is a story about the most famous werewolf investigation in history, brimming with intrigue and war, love and betrayal, and long-kept vendettas. 
It’s 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever — or whatever — the killer might be. He’ll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who’s recently stumbled into town. Though they’re after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. 
And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs.

Genre: Murder mystery (European HistFic legend)

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Under The Cherry Tree by Lilac Mills (Arc – May publication date)

Under the Cherry Tree: A feel-good, heart-warming, tear-jerking love story. by [Mills, Lilac]

The best sort of holiday read, recommended for fans of Jane Costello, Erica James, and Lucy James

“My dog didn’t like men. Actually that was a lie – she didn’t like the men I chose. The only ones who rocked her world had been my father (who was no longer with us), Ross (who was gay), and the butcher on the high street (for obvious reasons).”When Jenni Meadows has the opportunity to expand her dog-grooming business she takes it, and when a nice man appears on her horizon but fails to make any sparks fly, she decides she has enough on her plate with her business without adding a boyfriend into the mix. Besides, Millie doesn’t like him and when her dog doesn’t like a man, Jenni knows all about it. So why does Millie take a very strange liking to the new vet, especially since he has a taciturn expression, wears a wedding ring, and wields a needle? Under the Cherry Tree is a tale of love and hope, waggy tails, and cold noses.

Genre: Women’s Fiction / ChickLit

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Western Fringes by Amer Anwar (458 pages)

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A Sikh girl on the run. A Muslim ex-con who has to find her. A whole heap of trouble.
Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders’ yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him.
But when he’s forced to search for his boss’s runaway daughter it quickly becomes apparent things aren’t all to do with family arguments and arranged marriages as he finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.
With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it’s too late? And if he does, can he keep her – and himself – alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?

Genre: Urban Crime Thriller

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Fat Girl Begone by Dena Haggerty (250 pages)

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I’m a total mess. My boyfriend dumped me – get this – because I diet too much. Not because I’m fat, mind you. Of course, this spurs me into the diet-fitness-revenge-plan of the century, which leads me to the gym and a scorching hot personal trainer. I even manage to make some cool new friends, including a millionaire if you can believe it. Things are looking up! Naturally, that’s the moment my ex decides he wants me back, the personal trainer asks me out, and my millionaire male buddy decides to throw his hat in the ring. But that’s not enough drama. No, not for me. Because I’ve also lost my job and decided to start my own business. Just call me Ms. Drama. 
Warning: Bad language, bumpy roads, and embarrassing moments ahead. But there’s also more than a bit of romance and even, if we’re lucky, love. Fingers crossed.
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Genre: Romantic Comedy

Format: Mobi

Revengers by David Valdes Greenwood (226 pages)

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How far would you go to make things right? Ama, Mark, and Justin are about to find out. 
All three have each witnessed a murder that went unpunished, and they’ve lived broken lives ever since. In recent months, their dreams have been haunted by someone who understands their pain: a Fury who survived the witch hunts of Old Salem. Three days before Halloween, she enters their dreams and summons them to be Revengers, just as she has done for a new trio of teens every year for centuries. If they abide by her seemingly simple set of rules, she promises supernatural protection while they avenge their losses. 
One catch: exacting revenge means becoming killers themselves. And they don’t have much time to wrestle with the moral dilemma, as the Fury’s protection will end on the Day of the Dead. When they agree—setting in motion three bloody acts of vengeance—things begin to spiral out of control and they come to understand they are pawns in ancient game. As the Fury toys with them, they race against the clock, hoping to live more than just a few more days…
 

Genre: YA Horror

Format: Mobi

Terrible Love by Lyra Bayer

Terrible Love by [Bayer, Lyra]

A grass roots effort by an independent artist to make a statement about secret lives. In her debut novel, Lyra takes readers on an unsettling journey, chronicling a “memoir” of her character, Stella Forrester.
Reading much like a diary, Stella discloses the secrets of a woman desperate to comprehend the absence of passion in her life.
Terrible Love pulls readers through a broad spectrum of authentic experiences – provoking unease – but ultimately, building empathy for enigmatic souls easily stereotyped and cast aside.
Reader review:
“Something about this book has pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone. It’s a hard book to review. Was it ‘enjoyable’. No. Was it a ‘fun, beach read’? No. Was it something I’d recommend to friends? ‘Yes’.
It’s haunting. At one point I decided I couldn’t read it before bed because I couldn’t sleep after reading it. It swirled in my mind too much.
It’s boundary-pushing. You have to be able to put your own traditional ideas (even if you don’t categorize yourself as traditional) aside and live the moments with the author.
It’s not a fun read. Period. But as a reader, most of the books that stand out of the hundreds that I’ve read weren’t fun. ‘Night’, ‘Pillars of the Earth’, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. None of them were particularly fun to read. But they all made me grow. They made me think. They made me feel. It doesn’t matter if I agree. I had new thoughts, I felt, and I grew. Lyra did this with Terrible Love. She humanized and put words to the issues that many women feel. I’m grateful for this book. Put the time in and read it; with a cup of tea and a loving heart. You’ll be a better person at the end of it.”

Genre: Fictional Memoir

Format: Gift from Amazon.com (needs confirming)

Walls Of Silence by Helen Pryke (160 pages)

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Living in the mountains of Sicily, Maria has the perfect childhood until the tragic accident that changes her life forever. The events that follow will take her away from her home town to the streets of Milan, in an ever-increasing spiral of abuse and deception. Will she ever be able to trust anyone ever again? Set in turbulent 1960s Italy, Walls of Silence is the story of a girl who must find the courage and strength to survive her family’s betrayal and the prejudices of her country.
Part of the proceeds from this book will go to a women’s centre in the UK.

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Format: Mobi or Smashwords coupon

The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali (89 pages)

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In the blink of an eye, Michael loses his family. As his life spirals out of control with grief, he is presented with the possibility that the souls of his family might be trapped in Hell. 
Thus begins an unimaginable and nightmarish journey to rescue his family from the depths of Hell, with the Devil as the puppet master pulling his strings. 
Warning: Graphic violence and profanity included. 

Genre: Supernatural Thriller

Format: Mobi

The Sleeping Serpent by Luna Saint Claire (426 pages)

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Whether by free will or fate, Luna’s encounter with Nico provokes a storm that shatters her perceptions of identity, duty, morality, and self-worth. The storm didn’t blow in from the outside. She was the storm. Its turbulence within her, forcing her to confront the darkness, uncovers her secrets and her pain.
Luna Saint Claire has a loving husband and an enviable career as a Hollywood costume designer. Still, something is gnawing at her. Bored with her conventional and circumscribed existence, she feels herself becoming invisible. When she meets Nico Romero, a charismatic yoga guru, his attentions awaken her passions and desires. Dangerous, but not in a way that frightens her, he makes her feel as if anything is possible. Infatuated, she becomes entangled in Nico’s life as he uses his mesmerizing sexuality to manipulate everyone around him in his pursuit of women, wealth, and celebrity. 
Immensely erotic and psychologically captivating, The Sleeping Serpent is the compelling story of a woman’s obsession with a spellbinding guru and the struggle to reclaim her life. At its heart, it is a painfully beautiful exposition of unconditional love that causes us to question what we truly want.

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Hyper by John A Autero (266 pages)

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“Evil doesn’t have a problem finding the middle of nowhere.”
People are being savagely murdered on Decontamination Depot 315 and Charlie Kennedy needs to figure out who’s doing it. Is it the most logical choice, the prisoner visiting the depot who happens to be a convicted multi-murderer? Or is it the goody-two-shoes from Kansas who seems to be everybody’s best friend? Or maybe the soldier from the Russian crime syndicate? And don’t forget about the thug from the south side of Chicago. To make matters worse, the culprit has programmed the depot to self-destruct unless Charlie can figure out some way to stop it. 
No matter how far mankind travels into deep space, evil will always be at his side ready to twist his moral compass one hundred and eighty degrees.
HYPER is a “who-done-it” that will keep you wondering until the very last page!

Genre: SciFi Thriller

Format: Mobi

The Rite Of Wands by Mackenzie Flohr (252 pages)

One boy…one Rite… And a world of deadly secrets that could change the course of history—forever

And so begins the tale of Mierta McKinnon. When a horrible fate reveals itself during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he must find a way to change not only his destiny but also the land of Iverna’s.

Forbidden from revealing the future he foresees to anyone, he is granted a wand and his magical powers, but still must master the realm of magic in order to save himself and those he loves.

But Mierta is not the only one with secrets…especially when it’s impossible to know who to trust.

Genre: YA Fantasy

Format: Mobi

Where There’s Smoke by Cathy Cole (410 pages)

Firefighter Jo Woods is struggling to hold onto her job and her sanity. Banished to the backwater town of Mourne Lough, she vows to stop making waves, admit her family’s death was an accident, and that the guilt she feels is plain old survivor guilt. Then she finds the roses and everything changes. The killer hasn’t stopped. He’s here. In the same town. Stalking her. And once again, no one believes her. After seven years of avoiding family and friends, Jo is alone and friendless in a strange town. In order to survive and, more importantly, bring the killer to justice, she must overcome her fears and embrace her new life. And she must do it quickly, because the killer has his sights set on her and he’s willing to kill anyone who gets in his way. Enter Ian “Coop” Cooper, who sets Jo’s pulse fluttering and her antenna into overdrive. Does she dare trust him? One thing Jo is clear about: this killer destroyed her life once before. No way is she going to let him do it again–no matter what it takes.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Format: Mobi or e-pub

My Fight My Family by David Jordon (230 pages)

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A man’s struggle to keep his family together against all odds. 
What would you do if social workers came knocking on your door, with only ‘smoke and mirrors’ evidence, they had come for your children? Would you fight for your family or would you simply let them steal your children? 
“This is a true story. The details and events are drawn from notes I had made at the time and also from memory. Memories that will last a lifetime.”

Genre: Non Fiction/ memoir

Format: Gift card from Amazon.co.uk (UK account holders only)

Behind Closed Doors by JJ Marsh (314 pages)

An unethical banker suffocates. A diamond dealer slits his wrists. A media magnate freezes in the snow. A disgraced CEO inhales exhaust fumes. Four unpopular businessmen, four apparent suicides. Until Interpol find the same DNA at each death.
Beatrice Stubbs, on her first real case since ‘the incident’, arrives in Switzerland to lead the investigation. But there’s more to Zurich than chocolate and charm. Potential suspects are everywhere, her Swiss counterpart is hostile and the secretive world of international finance seems beyond the law. Battling impossible odds by day and her own demons at night, Beatrice has never felt so alone.

Genre: Crime

Format: Mobi

The Bluebell Informant by Nick Tingley

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How do you catch a killer who is already dead?
One year ago, the Bluebell Killer killed his last victim. He was shot and killed, leaving behind a legacy of twenty corpses and a name that people will fear for years to come…
A year later, a man is shot in the back of the head and left in a field of bluebells. 
Is it a mugging gone wrong? A copycat killer? Or is the Bluebell Killer still out there, waiting to pounce on his next victim?
For DS Evelyn Giles the solution is simple – it’s just another dirty politician caught committing an unforgiveable crime. But with the evidence stacking up against him, Giles’ suspect has one more surprise in store for her…
And his words will throw everything she knows into question…
‘It’s not over yet.’
The past is coming back to haunt DS Giles. She’s already sacrificed much for the lie. The only question is how much more will she suffer for the truth?
An ingeniously, gripping thriller, The Bluebell Informant is a dark, unexpected and emotionally charged debut.

Genre: Crime Thriller

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Sons Of Godwine by Mercedes Rochelle (306 pages)

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Earl Godwine had great plans for his children. But he didn’t understand his sons. And they barely understood each other. This is England in the days of Edward the Confessor, when Godwine and his sons tower over the other great families. Harold emerges as the power behind the throne. Tostig rules the north. They control all the earldoms except one.
What could go wrong?
We see tumultuous events of the mid-11th c. through the eyes of Godwine’s sons. Harold’s story is all about Harold, but his brothers see things differently. Their remarks are tinged sometimes with admiration, sometimes with skepticism. Alas, Harold’s rise in fortune is not blameless and sometimes those closest to him must pay the price of his fame.

Genre: HistFic

Format: Mobi

Perception & Illusion by Catherine Kullmann (348 pages)

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Cast out by her father for refusing the suitor of his choice, Lallie Grey accepts Hugo Tamrisk’s proposal, confident that he loves her as she loves him. But Hugo’s past throws long shadows as does his recent liaison with Sabina Albright. All too soon, Lallie must question Hugo’s reasons for marriage and wonder what he really wants of his bride.
Perception & Illusion charts Lallie’s and Hugo’s voyage through a sea of confusion and misunderstanding. Can they successfully negotiate the Rocks of Jealousy and the Shoals of Perplexity to arrive at the Bay of Delight or will they drift inexorably towards Cat & Dog Harbour or the Dead Lake of Indifference?

Genre: Regency Romance

Format: Mobi

In A Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard (333 pages)

In a Gilded Cage by [Appleyard, Susan]

In a Gilded Cage is a B.R.A.G. Medallion winner! Sisi enjoyed a carefree lifestyle in the hills of Bavaria until she was chosen by Franz Josef to be his wife. At the age of sixteen she became Elisabeth Empress of Austria and moved into the imperial palaces of Vienna, where a hostile court disdained her for her low birth, and strict protocol ruled her every act. She had no other purpose than to adorn the emperor’s arm on ceremonial occasions and to make babies who were taken from her at birth to be raised by her domineering mother-in-law. Of too sensitive a spirit, and dazzlingly beautiful, she was often ill and anorexic and had to flee the court to distant places in order to heal. She struggled to adjust to her new life in an alien environment until she found a cause into which she could pour her heart and soul: Hungary. Like Sisi herself, Hungary struggled to find its place in the world, where it would not be subsumed by a soulless empire. Having found her salvation, she also found a man she could love in the great patriot, Count Andrassy.

Genre: HistFic

Format: Mobi

Clash Of Empires by Paul Bennett (222 pages)

Clash of Empires: A Novel of the French Indian War (The Mallory Saga Book 1) by [Bennett, Paul]

In 1756, Britain and France are on a collision course for control of the North American continent. The eventual result can be described as the first world war, known as the Seven Year’s War in Europe and the French and Indian War in the colonies. The Mallory family uproots from eastern Pennsylvania, and moves to the western frontier, where they find themselves in the middle of war. Daniel, Liam, and Liza (the three Mallory siblings) become involved in the conflict in ways that lead to emotional trauma for each. The story focuses on historical events and includes historical characters. Clash of Empires is an exciting look at the developments leading to the events of July 1776, which are chronicled in the sequel as we follow the exploits and fate of the Mallory clan.

Genre: HistFic

Format: Mobi

Sinclair by Julia Herdman (464 pages)

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Edinburgh surgeon, James Sinclair is prepared to give up his family and the woman he loves to make his fortune with East India Company but when things don’t go to plan he is forced to start his life anew. Returning to London Sinclair finds himself torn between the love of two women – the young and attractive widow Charlotte Leadam the owner of the Tooley Street apothecary shop and the vivacious and clever Iona McNeal. 
Thus begins the Tales of Tooley Street, a heart-warming and gripping saga about a family of apothecary surgeons in 18th century London. Set against the corruption and greed of the East India Company and the development of the medical profession in Georgian London this story of love and friendship has a cast of characters that will imprint themselves onto your heart forever.

Genre: Georgian HistFic

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Mistress Of Blackstairs by Catherine Curzon

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In the winter of 1784, the most illustrious men in London seek their discrete pleasures at Blackstairs, the Covent Garden brothel presided over by the mysterious Madame Moineau, her identity concealed beneath masks and veils. As rumours of the beauty who hides beneath the lace swirl around her, few know that the enigmatic French madam was once Georgina Radcliffe, secret bride of the mercurial Viscount Edmund Polmear who left her for dead ten years earlier, her face slashed beyond recognition.
Now Polmear has returned to London as groom in the society wedding of the year and their paths will cross again as the Viscount’s unpunished crimes come back to haunt him in the ragged shape of street orphan Molly Peel and charming cardsharper Anthony Lake, who has just returned from eleven years on the continent and is bent on revenge against Edmund Polmear for the murder of a long-forgotten woman.
Anthony has not gambled on falling in love with the keeper of Blackstairs and Georgina has long since set emotion aside in favour of business, money, and celebrity. After nearly a decade spent hiding behind her veil, Georgina will learn that she must face the demons of her past in order to be free of them and finally reveal not only her scars, but everything that Edmund Polmear tried to destroy.
The Mistress of Blackstairs is a meticulously researched historical novel and, though there is a romantic subplot, it isn’t a historical romance, but the tale of a woman who is overcoming life-changing scars, both physical and mental. I should also mention that, though it is set in a brothel, the novel certainly isn’t erotica. ,
The tone of the book is highly evocative of the romance and grit of the English Georgian era and period detail is scrupulous, from the theatrical triumphs of Mrs Siddons to the harsh realities of medical treatment and the underbelly of 18th century prostitution.

Genre: HistFic

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Achterberg (336 pages)

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The beautiful houses in Pine Estates are filled with high-achieving parents, children on the fast track to top colleges, and the best security systems money can buy. The Turners have the correct address, but they aren’t like their impressive neighbors. Jenna is an observant, quirky seventeen-year-old with a penchant for breaking into her neighbors’ homes despite their fancy security systems sold by her father Everett’s company. Everett genuinely believes he loves his wife . . . but can’t resist yet another mistress. JT is a genius kid with Asperger’s who moves from one obsession to the next. And Kate tries to manage her family, manage her mother (who lives down the street), and avoid wondering why her life is passing her by.

And now everything is changing for them. Jenna finds herself in a boy-next-door romance she never could have predicted. Everett’s secrets are beginning to unravel on him. JT is getting his first taste of success at navigating the world. And Kate is facing truths about her husband, her mother, and the father she never knew. Life on Pine Road has never been more challenging for the Turners. That’s what happens when you’re practicing normal.

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Formant: Mobi

Voyager by Carl Rackman (314 pages)

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Voyager One. A tiny probe hurtling through the void of outer space more than twelve billion miles from Earth, it is the remotest human object in existence. Callie Woolf, Voyager Project Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is stunned when the probe unexpectedly downloads a series of increasingly disturbing images.
Within 24 hours, she is running for her life.
Brad Barnes, a conflicted FBI agent assigned to the case, soon uncovers a deadly plot that could change the balance of power on Earth and bring the United States to its knees. He must fight for survival in a race against time to defeat the conspirators, and confront a potentially explosive reality: that mankind may not be alone in the universe.
Voyager is an action-packed conspiracy thriller by Carl Rackman.

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi

Forgotten by Neven Carr (385 pages)

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A young boy is shot and one of the members of an elite gun clan takes his own life. The truth behind what happened lies only in those present, and in the forgotten memories of a seven-year-old child, Claudia Cabriati. 
Fear and the bitter stench of death have haunted Claudia for much of her life, even now as a grown woman, along with odd dreams, puzzling cards and the bone-chilling sensation of being watched. 
When a vaguely familiar woman possessing secret knowledge about Claudia’s family is murdered, it sets off a string of horrifying events including the brutal murder of a mysterious man and the shocking revelations of family skeletons better left buried. 
As Claudia battles her adversaries and her own personal demons in search of answers, she begins questioning her relationship with the man helping her, a man she barely knows. As she starts to learn just who she might be, this mysterious man’s own personal demons must be revealed. 

Genre: Thriller (Australian setting)

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Left Hanging by Cindy Dorminy (250 pages) *

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As a nurse and single mom, Darla Battle hides her loneliness behind a smile. But when she discovers that the new cute doctor everyone is talking about is her daughter’s father, she knows she needs to keep her distance from the man who abandoned her and their child, Stella.

When Theo Edwards returns to Nashville to finish his medical training, he never expects to run into Darla, a girl he spent one night with seven years ago. For reasons he can’t fathom, her attitude toward him is frosty, but he still hopes to ignite the spark they once felt.

Once Darla realizes Theo doesn’t know he’s Stella’s father, she has no idea how to tell him the truth. And the longer she waits, the more difficult it becomes. When the situation spins out of control, can the two come together for the sake of their daughter? Or is forgiveness out of reach?

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: mobi or epub

Cleaved by Sue Coletta (Book #2 Grafton County series) ARC, book due out May 3rd

Cleaved: Grafton County Series, book 2 by [Coletta, Sue]

Author Sage Quintano writes about crime. Her husband Niko investigates it. Together they make an unstoppable team. But no one counted on a twisted serial killer, who stalks their sleepy community, uproots their happy home, and splits the threads that bond their family unit.
Darkness swallows the Quintanos whole—ensnared by a ruthless killer out for blood. Why he focused on Sage remains a mystery, but he won’t stop till she dies like the others.
Women impaled by deer antlers, bodies encased in oil drums, nursery rhymes, and the Suicide King. What connects these cryptic clues? For Sage and Niko, the truth may be more terrifying than they ever imagined.

Genre: Thriller (stand alone, but author offering book #1 to any reviewer wanting to start the series)

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Nailbiters by M.K Williams (209 pages)

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In the wake of a recent invasion, Dora, a scared, strong human is searching for safety as the human population is systematically hunted down and tagged. On a deserted stretch of road, her run comes to an end and she is captured and catapulted into a world of vicious bargains and survivalism. Follow her journey from freedom to servitude and addiction and back again as she learns what the alien invaders are after and why no one can stop biting their nails. Nailbiters will engulf you in the early post-apocalyptic world of alien occupation and make you question what it really does mean to be human.

Genre: Post Apocalyptic Thriller

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The World Behind Us by Thomas Trang (131 pages)

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Ray Ranglin thought he was done with The Corporation, but it turns out they weren’t done with him. 
So when his old boss makes him an offer he can’t refuse, Ranglin finds himself in Paris for the art heist of the century. 
Last century, that is. 
This is the Paris of smoky jazz clubs and black market politics, a city where people move in the shadows of German occupation. 
This is the story of time-travelling thieves, assassins who quietly shaped the course of history, and the CIA agents hot on their trail. 
This is . . .The World Behind Us.

Genre: Crime /heist SciFi twist

Format: Mobi

A Shiny Coin For Carol Prentice by Mark Barry

“I swore that I would never go home, but in the end, I had no choice. I had to confront what happened. And them too. It was going be icky. And totally scary.”
Carol Prentice left Wheatley Fields to attend university in Manchester and not once did she return in four years. Her beloved father visited her whenever he could, but then he passed away and it was up to her to sort his affairs. 
She could have done this from a distance, but a woman can run to the far corners of the earth, but, in the end, she can never escape herself
She had to come home: There was no other choice.
Taking a job at a bookshop for the duration, she befriends Steve – an older man who looks like a wizard and who knows everything in the world. 
Carol quickly encounters the demons that forced her to leave in the first place – including Toby, the raffish local villain, with whom she shares the most horrifying of secrets and whose very existence means evil and mayhem for everyone around. Especially the lovable Steve. 
Carol finds herself in the middle of a war between the two men: 
A war which can only have one victor. Soon, she wishes she had never come home. But by then it was too late. Much too late.

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Format: Mobi

This Parody of Death by William Savage Book #3 Ashmole Fox series (232 pages)

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Eighteenth-century Norwich bookseller and dandy, Ashmole Foxe, is asked by the local bellringers to look into the death of their Tower Captain, who has been found in the ringing chamber with his throat cut. Since the victim had a foul temper, as well as being a notorious miser, killjoy and recluse, there’s no shortage of suspects. Yet with everyone lying about themselves and their relationships with the dead man, Foxe knows it will take even more cunning than usual to dig out the truth. When, on top of all that, he discovers nothing about the victim is what it seems, he realises he must dig into the man’s past as well as his present. Can he ever separate truth from pretence and the genuine from the fake?  

On the track of the killer, Foxe encounters many of his city’s 18th-century inhabitants along the way, including a sharp young whore, several frightened tradesmen, a reclusive miser, an unlucky attorney, a desperate Ship’s Mate and a woman who gets the better of him nearly every time they meet. Bit by bit, Mr Foxe reveals a tale of greed, bitter family strife and unexpected love. A tale that ended in the church tower in an explosion of anger and death.

Genre: Georgian Mystery

Format: Mobi or epub

Scarborough Fair by Margarita Morris – Book #1 of a series (271 pages)

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1899: Seeking sanctuary in the seaside resort of Scarborough, Alice discovers she is not safe from her fiancé’s jealous clutches. She jumps at the chance to run away with a man she truly loves, but when a plot to help Alice escape goes dreadfully wrong, she finds herself in terrible danger.
2016: Forced to spend the summer in Scarborough with her mother and grandmother, Rose doesn’t think her holiday is going to be much fun. Especially when she’s almost killed by a Ferrari driver on the first day. Things start to look up when she meets Dan and he asks her to go to the fair with him. But Dan’s father is mixed up with a criminal gang and Rose and Dan find themselves drawn into a life and death situation.
For both Alice and Rose, the fun of Scarborough Fair soon turns into the nightmare of a Victorian lunatic asylum. They must both escape if they are going to survive.

Genre: YA HistFic Suspense romance

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Henry by Tony Riches – Book #3 Tudor Trilogy (318 pages)

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Bosworth 1485: After victory against King Richard III, Henry Tudor becomes King of England. Rebels and pretenders plot to seize his throne. The barons resent his plans to curb their power and he wonders who he can trust. He hopes to unite Lancaster and York through marriage to the beautiful Elizabeth of York. 
With help from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, he learns to keep a fragile peace. He chooses a Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon, as a wife for his son Prince Arthur. His daughters will marry the King of Scotland and the son of the Emperor of Rome. It seems his prayers are answered, then disaster strikes and Henry must ensure the future of the Tudors. 

Genre: Tudor Historical Fiction

Format: Mobi

Brutal Silence by Margaret Dardess

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Alex Harrington’s genteel southern world shatters when two strangers drag her from a tourist bus while she’s on vacation in Mexico City. She wakes on a grit-covered cement floor, head throbbing, looking up into the terrified faces of a dozen women and the brutal world of human trafficking.
A champion runner, Alex escapes and returns to run her free clinic in North Carolina, haunted by the faces of the women she was unable to save. When a battered woman seeks refuge at her clinic, only to die moments later, Alex learns that human traffickers don’t only exist in Mexico. They are operating even in her home town, targeting her, and she has no idea why.
Alex wants answers, but when the trail leads back to those she loves the most, she finds that sometimes it’s the most innocent and ordinary places that hide the most terrible secrets.

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi

Aversion by Kenechi Udogu (Book #1 Mentalist series) 133 pages

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For Gemma Green’s first time, things should have been straightforward. Find your subject, hold their gaze and push a thought into their head to save them from future disaster – Aversion complete. A pretty simple process given that the subject was to have no recollection of the experience. But Russ Tanner doesn’t seem to want to forget. In fact the more she tries to avoid him, the more he pushes to get to know her. Gemma knows she has a problem but is she facing the side effects of a failed Aversion or has the school’s tennis champ really fallen for her?

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Format: Mobi

Beers, Blokes and Burritos by Jo Blakeley (261 pages)

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Cath Brown is an ordinary twenty-something who is fed-up with her job, eats and drinks too much, and continually falls for unsuitable men. Even though she knows she should quit them all, she can’t. Being cruelly dumped on her birthday is the final straw so she abandons her life in London and flies off to Mexico for a year’s adventure.
As her journey begins Cath receives mysterious emails from a stranger who knows too much about her to be a coincidence. The Bliss Expert promises to reveal Ten Steps to Bliss, which will give her everything she has always wanted: purpose, love, hope and happiness.  Will Cath follow the advice and change her life?
Join Cath in her wayward travels as she explores new lands, new blokes and opportunities to unleash her inner self.  Can she finally stop repeating the same patterns and find true love and happiness?
You too can change your life. Follow the Ten Steps to Bliss with Cath and discover the powerful effects they can have to find your own bliss and become the best version of yourself.

Genre: Women’s “self-help” fiction

Format: Mobi

Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit by Tim Bishop (264 pages)

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Looking for adventure?
After three tours totaling over 10,000 miles, Tim and Debbie Bishop have discovered wisdom and truth from the seat of a bicycle. In Wheels of Wisdom, the authors share the life lessons they learned on the open road.
When you’re looking for enlightenment, you can find it almost anywhere, be it from watching two herons saunter across a Florida road, pedaling to a dead-end in a Kentucky tobacco field, or observing eagles flying overhead in Montana. In each lesson of this book, you’ll find practical insights, inspiration, and encouragement—along with personal reflection questions that will help you:
– Adopt the right mind-set
– Conquer fear, worry, and inaction
– Overcome obstacles
– Relish life’s journey
Certain principles are universal whether you are bicycling across America or chasing your own lifelong dream.
You may be continuing your education, connecting with new people, looking to change jobs, or simply wondering about your future. Wherever you are in life, Wheels of Wisdom will give you a fresh perspective and new motivation for your own adventure. Not only will you encounter meaningful truth as you travel vicariously to new places and meet new people, you’ll also experience some genuine “God moments” and have some fun on the way.
So, pack up your dreams and passions and come along for the ride. It’s time to learn on the open road!

Genre: Non Fiction

Format: Mobi

A Bed Of Brambles by Sam Russell (350 pages)

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“This was never going to be a conventional love story. No bed of roses. Proud, passionate and wilful, Hettie and Alexander are alike in so many ways. That has to be a good thing, doesn’t it? Or it could be a disaster…both carry scars, and old wounds have a habit of causing new hurt.
Physical attraction draws them together. Hearts and minds can be thorny. One thing is certain, together or apart their lives will move on. Alexander and Hettie’s clashes of spirit will only be part of the story.
Second chances. New beginnings. The opportunity to make things right. Or to make the same mistakes all over again. Unless fate takes the future out of your hands…”

Genre: Contemporary English romance

Format: Mobi,or  epub

Clay Tongue by Nicholas Conley (52 pages)

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From the author of the award-winning Pale Highway and the radio play Something in the Nothing comes a short fantasy of love, shyness, and the secrets of human communication. 
Katie Mirowitz is a small little girl with an even smaller little voice. She possesses a deep love for her grandfather, who suffers from aphasia after a bad stroke cuts loose the part of his brain that processes verbal language. When Katie uncovers a miraculous secret inside the pages of her grandfather’s old journal, as well as an ancient key, she goes out into the woods in search of answers — hoping to uncover a mythical being that, if it exists, may just have the ability to grant wishes.
 

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Mobi

Letters Never Meant To Be Read by Marc D Crepeaux (146 pages)

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Have you ever wanted to write a letter to that guy or gal you brushed up against on the train? How about that lost love or the friend that did you wrong? The family member who never really saw you? The teacher or boss who declined to see your worth? What about the person you wished you had thanked? Letters that the writers had no intention of ever sending, this collection of salty rants and unspoken melodies has been curated for the entire world to marvel upon. This book offers a hard glimpse into the perspective and time of the letter writer. If you do have any letters of your own, send them, signed or anonymous. Correspondence will always be considered for the next collection. We dare you..

Genre: Letters

Format: Mobi

More Things In Heaven and Earth by E.A Comiskey (295 pages)

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For years, Simone Fitzgerald has battled to live a normal life, despite the multitude of voices she constantly hears.
It seems she’s succeeding, until an angel appears and asks her to embrace her gifts and stand as a prophet.
When demon forces mobilize the creatures of legend against mankind, and the wrath of The Creator burns hot against creation, is one mom strong enough to embrace the light and bring peace to the universe, or will she be crushed under the weight of the burden she’s been asked to bear?

Genre: Spiritual Fantasy

Format: Gifted kindle copy from Amazon.com

Letters To Eloise by Emily Williams (293 pages)

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When post-graduate student Flora falls unexpectedly pregnant during her final year studies she hits a huge predicament; continue a recent affair with her handsome but mysterious lecturer who dazzles her with love letters taken from the ancient tale of ‘Abelard and Heloise’, or chase after the past with her estranged first love?
But will either man be there to support her during the turmoil ahead?
‘Banish me, therefore, for ever from your heart’, Abelard to Heloise.
Letters to Eloise is the heart wrenching debut epistolary novel by Emily Williams; a love story of misunderstandings, loss, and betrayal but ultimately the incredible bond between mother and child.

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Format: Mobi

Fractured Memories by Emily Page (140 pages)

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n 2009, Emily Page’s father was diagnosed at the age of 65 with frontotemporal dementia, a form of dementia that strikes earlier and progresses more quickly than Alzheimer’s, and for which there is no treatment to slow the progression of the disease. Being so young, Page hadn’t had much experience with dementia, but she began documenting, in writing and art, her family’s heartbreaking and hilarious experiences. 
As a professional artist, she had often turned to art as a self-prescribed therapy to help deal with life’s trials. This battle was no different. She utilized the elephant as a symbol for dementia, and incorporated sheet music into the paintings because her dad had been a jazz musician. Eventually, Page created 40 paintings that are included in the book. She also began blogging about the range of issues that arose daily as the disease progressed, documenting everything from her own fear of getting dementia, to her dad’s transition to diapers (and the various places he opted to drop his drawers and just “go”), to combatting his compulsions like the need to “clean” the cars with steel wool, to an exploration of how he might have gotten the disease, to finding the right dementia care facility, to the best ways to make him giggle. Page approached the disease from the fresh viewpoint of a younger caregiver.

Genre: Memoir/ Coffee Table Book

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Planck Factor by Debbi Mack (230 pages)

On a dare, grad student Jessica Evans writes a thriller, creating a nightmare scenario based upon the theory that the speed of light is not a constant—one that has a dark application. Her protagonist (the fiancé of a scientist killed in a car crash) is pursued by those who want to use the theory to create the world’s most powerful weapon.
Jessica’s research into the science stirs up concern from an extremist group intending to use it for evil. Before long, Jessica’s life mimics that of her protagonist, as she runs from terrorist conspirators who suspect she may try to stop them from causing a major disaster. As the clock ticks down, Jessica must put the pieces together and avert a global catastrophe.

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi

The Last Gods Of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer (422 pages)

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Jacquie Mouhot and Paaku the Lotus-Born are divided by six centuries but linked by a common curse. In medieval Cambodia, Paaku is an orphan whose community believes he may be a reluctant incarnation of a god, causing sectarian turmoil for the kingdom’s leaders. Meanwhile, in 1921, Jacquie follows the footsteps of her grandfather, a famous explorer, to Indochina, where she becomes immersed in the tragedy of Paaku’s history: a story simultaneously unfolding in the intertwined present and past, a story in which she still has a vital role to play.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien (466 pages)

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The opinionated, only daughter of a missionary, is enslaved and gifted to an Ottoman prince who has an inner vow to win her affection.
Sarai was led to believe that the whole world could exchange their beliefs for hers. But when her parents are murdered, she quickly learns that the world never stops for just one person. The world takes, forgets, and swiftly moves on.
By 1875, she isn’t even Sarai anymore. She had spent her teenage years repackaged as Leila, a palace concubine-in-waiting for the overly indulgent, Ottoman Sultan, Abdul’Aziz. Leila does her best to stay out of the eye of ‘Aziz as well as his son, Prince Emre. But when young and thoughtful Emre claims Leila for his own harem, she is forced out of her shell and thrown into a ring of competitive women. Here, she cannot hide from the attention her young master wishes to lavish upon her. Nor can she can avoid the ruthless retaliations of his prior favorite, Aster. But it’s the unexpected gift of sexual sanctuary and an inside look into his family’s struggles that really collides with Leila’s upbringing. Soon, despite her better judgment, she finds her heart becoming increasingly tied to him.
But can she submit her faith and independent spirit to such a future—a future where to be loved means settling for the fact that she can only ever be his favorite? Will she be able to take turns sharing him among the four beautiful girls he had received before her, one being a jealous rival and another a closest friend? And what will happen to their love if Emre’s father can’t hold together his fragile kingdom, an empire that has grave threats encroaching from every side…including within?

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: Gifted e-copy from Amazon.com

Misled by C.J Spammer (132 pages)

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A chance encounter between Sara and her ex-boyfriend, Justin, whom she hasn’t seen in four years, sends her into an emotional tailspin.
As she struggles with her thoughts and emotions after seeing Justin, the reader is taken on a nostalgic rollercoaster ride back to when Sara – an eighteen year old art student working at a restaurant – first meets Justin.
In the past, we follow the beginning of their 4-year relationship, and its ultimate demise. Meanwhile, in the present, Sara must wrestle with long-kept secrets – secrets that have haunted her for years – and the guilt that accompanies them.
Although the story is often dark, touching on some serious issues, there are many lighter moments with sprinklings of humour and warmth.
“The unexpected ending to this story will leave you reeling and wanting more.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Forbidden by Feather Stone (363 pages)

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Year 2047, City of Samarra, capital of the Republic of Islamic Provinces & Territories
Fifteen American travelers have vanished. Surrendering to Mayor Aamir’s demands, a devout Muslim and police captain becomes the reluctant keeper of his city’s bloody secret – and the witness, Eliza MacKay. Captain Sharif is horrified to discover that if he exposes the cover-up, his family will suffer dire consequences.
The CIA has the lying Sharif in their cross hairs. Sharif’s only hope is to prove his country’s government is free of guilt. Secretly, he hunts forensic evidence. Cryptic messages, backstabbing informants, and corruption threaten Sharif’s resolve to see justice served. When he discovers the shocking truth, he and MacKay become the targets of a ruthless killer.
Sharif is tortured by his attraction to the impetuous Eliza MacKay. In spite of her struggle with PTSD, he’s drawn to her vivacious personality. Islam forbids the intimacy he craves. In desperation to save Eliza, Sharif plots an act most forbidden and fatal.

Genre: Suspense Thriller

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Exposure by Rose Edmunds (sequel to Concealment) due for release March 24th

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City high-flyer Amy has crashed and burned. Fresh out of rehab and with her career in tatters, the sudden death of an old friend propels her into an illicit undercover fraud investigation.

But Amy’s in way over her head. The assignment quickly turns sour, pitching her into a nightmare where no one can be trusted and nothing is what it seems.

In mortal danger, and with enemies old and new conspiring against her, Amy’s resilience is tested to the limit as she strives to defeat them and rebuild her life.

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi

The Bridge Of The Golden Wood: A Parable On How To Earn A Living by Karl Beckstrand (26 pages)

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A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help people and make money. Comes with money-making activities; ideas for businesses; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, and moving up in an organization (for ages 5 and up). Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn.

Genre: Children’s Book

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Kids, Camels & Cairo by Jill Dobbe (172 pages)

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A lighthearted read about my personal experiences as an educator abroad.
Traveling across the globe to work in an international school in Cairo, Egypt, was not exactly the glamorous lifestyle I thought it would be. I cherished my travels to the Red Sea, delighted in visiting the Pyramids, and appreciated the natural wonders of the Nile River. However, I also spent days without electricity or internet, was leered at by rude Egyptian men, breathed in Cairo’s cancerous black smog, and coaxed school work from rich, apathetic students. 
Why the heck did I do it? So I could experience the unexpected, explore the extraordinary, and bask in the thrill of adventure! 
Whether you’re an educator, a traveler, or just a curious reader, you will be astounded at this honest and riveting account of learning to live in an Islamic society, while confronting the frustrating challenges of being an educator in a Muslim school.

Genre: Travel Memoir

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Hidden Changes by Mary Grand (340 pages)

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Whoever said time heals all wounds is a liar 
Haunted by the death of Aled at Worm’s Head, his sister Catrin returns to prepare the family home for sale, accompanied by her adopted Deaf daughter, Bethan. A web of lies and secrets spun by Catrin’s father slowly starts to unravel. Catrin, facing a crisis in her marriage, discovers that she must face this past if she is to heal and take control of her future. 
Nobody expects to meet Bethan’s birth mother, Elizabeth, who they think is dead. Her arrival at a memorial for Aled sends shock waves through the family. 
This is the beautifully told story of a family struggling with ghosts from the past. 
Hidden Chapters is an optimistic novel about the hope and the courage each of us can find within ourselves to own our past and take control of the next chapter of our lives. 

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Format: Mobi or e-pub

The Blind Side by Jennie Ensor (335 pages)

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Can you ever truly know someone? And what if you suspect the unthinkable? 
London, five months before 7/7. Georgie, a young woman wary of relationships after previous heartbreak, gives in and agrees to sleep with close friend Julian. She’s shocked when Julian reveals he’s loved her for a long time. 
But Georgie can’t resist her attraction to Nikolai, a Russian former soldier she meets in a pub. While Julian struggles to deal with her rejection, Georgie realises how deeply war-time incidents in Chechnya have affected Nikolai. She begins to suspect that the Russian is hiding something terrible from her. 
Then London is attacked… 
Blind Side explores love and friendship, guilt and betrayal, secrets and obsession. An explosive, debate-provoking thriller that confronts urgent issues of our times and contemplates some of our deepest fears. 

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi

Made In The Image Of The Goddess by Chantelle Griffin ARC (Pub date March 17th) 226 pages

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Saranon glanced up at the dragons as they flew overhead. The hour of darkness covered them as she watched on. She waited as Pennie examined the stone. It formed part of the shield locking them inside the camp. Shouts rang out on the other side. ‘Is that Galven?’ Pennie asked. She nodded in reply. A twig broke on the muddy ground. ‘We have company,’ she said. A lone sorcerer. Just one, but that was enough to give them away. Pennie ran for fear of being caught, while Tasha stood gazing out into the distance, ‘One day that will be us.’

Enter an epic tale of sword and sorcery. More than two hundred years ago a powerful sorceress freed her people then vanished. As time passed truth turned into myth and myth became legend. The time has come again. Saranon must claim her rightful place before Zyanthia falls.

Genre: Ya Fantasy

Format: Mobi or e-pub

Matters of Convenience by Roy L Pickering (332 pages)

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Marshall yearns for Audrey but she sees a future with James. When her personal and professional plans veer off course, their relationships are shuffled. Can it work out with Marshall after he provides support at a critical juncture? Or is it doomed to fail when paths cross with James, secrets are revealed, and commitments are put to the test? Matters of Convenience examines the repercussions of unpredictable timing and rash solutions, asking if happiness results from choice, fate or serendipity.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Format: e-pub or Mobi

The Secret At Arnford Hall by Mollie Blake (599 pages)

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He lived in a nightmare. His son brought him daylight. Can this woman be his breaking dawn?
Gabriel Black didn’t give a damn about the world. Until, that is, his seven-year-old son enters his life for the first time. The young boy brings daylight into the darkness of Gabriel’s world. But a single parent needs a distraction. And this single parent has no limits when it comes to getting what he wants…
She’s built a new life for herself on the ruins of the old, but this man can destroy everything she’s worked so hard to gain…
Grace McGuire lives with a dark secret—one that, if revealed, will destroy her new life. Then her world collides with that of forceful Gabriel Black, a multi-millionaire with a secret of his own, a secret Grace is determined to uncover for her sanity and all she holds dear.

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Format: Mobi

Cursed Love Blues by Kate Wickens (ARC’s with a  May 10th expected publishing date)

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A disgraced goddess, scorned by the gods and condemned by an ancient curse to wander the earth in human form. But Atë is nobody’s victim. Indomitable, mischievous and ravishing, she is determined to enjoy all the sensual pleasures of the body and this world, even if they do come with a price. She isn’t known as the goddess of infatuation and recklessness for nothing. Drifting across centuries and continents, through the countless lives of mesmerised kings, geniuses and fools, she is haunted by a secret ache for a human soul she has loved and lost over different lifetimes. When a young blues singer mysteriously disappears during a Mexican fiesta, Atë realises the key to freeing herself from her curse might finally be within her grasp. Embark on a wild road trip that takes you into a twilight world of disgruntled angels, unreliable gods, desperate lovers, vengeful priests and friendly goats.

Genre: Fantasy

Format: e-pub or mobi

Skin Deep by Laura Wilkinson ARC’s available April/May for June 15th Publication

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It’s what’s inside that counts…Former model Diana has always been admired for her beauty but what use are good looks when you want to shine for your talent? Insecure and desperate for inspiration, Diana needs a muse. Facially disfigured four-year-old Cal lives a life largely hidden from the world. But he was born to be looked at and he needs love too. A chance encounter changes everything; Cal becomes Diana’s muse. But as Diana’s reputation develops and Cal grows up, their relationship implodes. Both struggle to be accepted for what lies within. Is it possible to find acceptance in a society where what’s on the outside counts for so much? Spanning twenty years and two great cities, Skin Deep is the powerful new novel from Laura Wilkinson.

Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction

Format: Mobi

The First Blast Of The Trumpet by Marie Macpherson (384 pages)

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Hailes Castle, 1511. Midnight on a doom-laden Hallowe’en and Elisabeth Hepburn, feisty daughter of the Earl of Bothwell, makes a wish ― to wed her lover, the poet David Lindsay. But her uncle has other plans. To safeguard the interests of the Hepbum family she is to become a nun and succeed her aunt as Prioress of St. Mary’s Abbey, Haddington.
However, plunged into the political maelstrom and religious turmoil of the early Scottish Reformation, her life there is hardly one of quiet contemplation. Strong-willed and independent, she clashes with those who question her unorthodox regime at St. Mary’s, including Cardinal David Beaton and her rival, Sister Maryoth Hay.
But her greatest struggle is against her thrawn godson, John Knox. Witnessing his rejection of the Roman Catholic Church ― aided by David Lindsay ― she despairs that the sins of her past may have contributed to his present disenchantment. 
As he purges himself from the puddle of papistry, Knox finds his voice, denouncing everything he once held dear, but will that include his godmother, Prioress Elisabeth? And by confessing her dark secrets, will Elisabeth steer Knox from the pernicious pull of Protestantism or drive him further down the fateful path he seems hell-bent on; a path that leads to burning at the stake?
In a daring attempt to shed light on a wheen of unanswered questions about John Knox’s early, undocumented life, this novel throws up some startling claims and controversial conjectures.
Book one of The Knox Trilogy.
 

Genre: Scottish HistFic

Format: Mobi

Oil and Water by PJ Lazos (483 pages)

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When inventor Martin Tirabi builds a machine that converts trash into oil it sends shockwaves through the corporate halls of the oil cognoscenti. Weeks later, Marty and his wife, Ruth are killed in a mysterious car accident. Their son, Gil, a 10-year old physics prodigy is the only one capable of finishing the machine that could solve the world’s energy problems.  Plagued with epilepsy from birth, Gil is also psychic, and through dreams and the occasional missive from his dead father he gets the push he needs to finish the job.
Meanwhile, Bicky Coleman, head of Akanabi Oil is doing his best to smear the planet in it. From a slow leak in the Gulf of Mexico to the most devastating oil spill the Delaware River has ever seen, Akanabi’s corporate practices are leaving oily imprints in their wake. To divert the tide of bad press, Bicky dispatches his son-in-law and Chief Engineer, David Hartos to clean up his mess.  A disillusioned Hart, reeling from the recent death of his wife and unborn child, travels to Philadelphia to fulfill his father-in-law’s wishes.
There’s no such thing as coincidence when Hart meets Gil and agrees to help him finish Marty’s dream machine. But how will he bring such a revolutionary invention to market in a world reliant on fossil fuels and awash in corporate greed?  To do so, Hart must confront those who would quash the project, including his own father-in-law.
You’ll find murder, mystery, and humor as black as fine Arabian crude filling the pages of Oil and Water. The characters are fictional, but the technology is real. What will we do when the oil runs out?   Open up and see.
 

Genre: Thriller

Format: Mobi

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