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Thursday, January 04, 2018

We're excited to share our first trade review for Wicked River by Jenny Milchman from Library Journal.

Library Journal calls the suspense "riveting" and says, "A hybrid between John Fowles’s classic The Collector and ­Erica Ferencik’s The River at Night, this novel will appeal to fans of psychological suspense as well as those who enjoy trips to the backcountry."

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Wicked River by Jenny Milchman9781492658993

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Publication Date: May 1st, 2018

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Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own.  But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.  

Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good. 

As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.

 

 

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

We're thrilled to share that Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs has received a STARRED review from Booklist

Booklist calls it a "harrowing, heartbreaking, and cathartic memoir," and goes on to say, "Wachs writes with immense love, humor, and humanity... Everything about this book is horrible, wonderful, timely, and not to be missed."

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Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

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Publication Date: February 27th, 2018

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The space between life and death is a moment.

But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That’s all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life forever..

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother’s struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother’s spirit animal.

 

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

We're pleased to share that Bustle has included Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs in their "14 Debut Books By Women Coming Out in 2018 That You Need in Your TBR Pile" article.

Here's what Bustle says about Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: "Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life was changed in the way that many lives are: by a single phone call. In Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss, Wachs describes the death of her brother Harris — a young, bright, comedy star — due to a heroin overdose. Unsentimental and at times even funny, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful is Wachs' journey to make sense of the senseless, to move from grief to hope, and to let humor light the way."

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Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

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Publication Date: February 27th, 2018

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The space between life and death is a moment.

But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That’s all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life forever..

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother’s struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother’s spirit animal.

 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We're pleased to share a glowing review from BookPage for Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict, calling it a "stirring historical tale on a one-of-a-kind woman" and "an imaginative story of forbidden love and the injustice of social classes."

BookPage also notes Benedict's "graceful writing style" and "meticulous historical detail," concluding: "Though Clara is fictional, it’s as important as ever to have stories of the strong women behind men, reminding us of the invisible feminists throughout history." 

The full review can be read online here.

Book Info

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Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

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Publication Date: January 16th, 2018

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From the author of The Other Einstein comes the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty.

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn’t have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future -- and her family’s.

With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist.

 

 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We're pleased to share that Love Game by Maggie Wells has received a fantastic STARRED review from Publishers Weekly. The review ran online and in print this week.

Publishers Weekly said, “Wells scores big with a perfectly paced and gutsy romance that takes the push-pull heat of competitive flirtation to the max...  The boldness with which this power couple takes on the workplace issue as a team displays egalitarian and mutually supportive strength too rarely seen in heterosexual romance…this is a very impressive debut sure to garner an instant following for Wells.”

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Love Game by Maggie Wells

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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These successful professionals may know something about sex...but discover they’re clueless about love.

She’s earned her position: Kate Snyder is at the top of her game. She scored her first national championship at Wolcott University in her undergrad days, and now she’s the coaching legend of the #1 college women’s basketball team. No one knows the meaning of the phrase “work your way up” better than Kate. So when the university hires a football coach trying to escape scandal—paying him a lot more than she earns—Kate is more than annoyed.

He just sailed into his: Danny McMillan had hoped for a smooth transition at Wolcott, but fiery Coach Snyder made that impossible. Every time he and Kate are in a room together, snark and sparks fly. Danny gets her frustration, but her pay grade isn’t his problem, right? When Kate and Danny finally see eye to eye, their sparks turn into something even hotter…and they need to figure out if this is more than just a game.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We're pleased to share that BookPage has reviewed As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti. The full review can be read online here.

BookPage says, “Chelsea Sedoti (The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett) masterfully crafts a tale that draws together the stories of an entire town’s residents while focusing on Eldon and his friends. Through Eldon’s wrenching struggles, we see how the possibility of getting what you think you want is fraught with complications. Despite the magical elements, Eldon’s actions and longings ring true, reminding us that every day serves up life-altering choices, both large and small."

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As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

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Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018

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If you could make one wish that was guaranteed to come true—what would you wish for?

Madison is a small town in the Mojave dessert on the road between nothing and nowhere. It's an unremarkable speck on the map, which is perfect for protecting the town's secret. Because in Madison, everyone can make  one wish on their eighteenth birthday—and that wish always comes true.

Most of Eldon's classmates have had their wishes picked out for months, even years. Not Eldon. He's seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend...where does he even begin?

 One thing is for sure: Eldon has only twenty-six days to figure it out—and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We're thrilled to share that Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly received a STARRED review from Shelf Awareness. This follows a starred review from Booklist. You can read the Shelf Awareness review online here.

Shelf Awareness calls Shadow Weaver "a spooky thriller filled with danger and magic" and "a fresh take on magic and friendship not to be missed."

Book Info

9781492649953Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly

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Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018

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Fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour Shadow Weaver, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that’s filled with shadows, danger, magic, and has the feel of a new classic.

Emmeline’s gift of controlling shadows has isolated her from the rest of the world, but she’s grown to be content, hidden away in her mansion with Dar, her own shadow, as her only company.

Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic. Desperate not to lose her shadows, she turns to Dar who proposes a deal: Dar will change the noble’s mind, if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was. Emmeline agrees but the next morning the man in charge is in a coma and all that the witness saw was a long shadow with no one nearby to cast it. Scared to face punishment, Emmeline and Dar run away.

With the noble’s guards on her trail, Emmeline's only hope of clearing her name is to escape capture and perform the ritual that will set Dar free. But Emmeline’s not sure she can trust Dar anymore, and it’s hard to keep secrets from someone who can never leave your side.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We're pleased to share that the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books reviewed Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly and Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp for their January 2018 print issue. 

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on Shadow Weaver: The theme of friendship is handled deftly here… A gripping finale reveals the truth about the “cure” for magic, and readers will eagerly anticipate learning more in a promised sequel.”

9781492649953Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly

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Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018

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Fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour Shadow Weaver, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that’s filled with shadows, danger, magic, and has the feel of a new classic.

Emmeline’s gift of controlling shadows has isolated her from the rest of the world, but she’s grown to be content, hidden away in her mansion with Dar, her own shadow, as her only company.

Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic. Desperate not to lose her shadows, she turns to Dar who proposes a deal: Dar will change the noble’s mind, if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was. Emmeline agrees but the next morning the man in charge is in a coma and all that the witness saw was a long shadow with no one nearby to cast it. Scared to face punishment, Emmeline and Dar run away.

With the noble’s guards on her trail, Emmeline's only hope of clearing her name is to escape capture and perform the ritual that will set Dar free. But Emmeline’s not sure she can trust Dar anymore, and it’s hard to keep secrets from someone who can never leave your side.

 

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books reveiws Before I Let Go: “With a chilling air of suspense and a dash of supernatural all wrapped up in the dreary and bitter cold of an Alaskan setting, this offers an emotional and twisted mystery. Nijkamp plays with time and format as she beautifully weaves narrative, letters, diary entries and phone calls into a single account. This title is great for readers with a taste for atmospheric mystery and who can appreciate the harrowing chill of an Alaskan winter.”

Before I Let GoBefore I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp 

Sourcebooks Fire

Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018

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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends comes another unforgettable story of loss, hope, betrayal, and the quest for truth.

 Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.

Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated—and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets—chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

We're happy to share that we've recieved glowing reviews from Booklist for One More Promise by Samantha Chase and The Color of Love by Sharon Sala. Both reviews will appear in the January issue of Booklist.

Booklist gave a STARRED review to One More Promise, saying: “Chase just gets better and better, and this very real story about recovering from addiction and finding yourself can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, but it is also sure to bring new fans to this sexy romance series.

9781492616436One More Promise by Samantha Chase

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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Dylan Anders is making amends

…to his family

…to the public

…to the woman who just walked into his life

Paige Walters must learn to forgive

…her busy father

…her bossy sister

…and the wonderful man she horribly misjudged

Ambitious Paige Walters is ecstatic when she's hired to recruit musicians for a literacy campaign—it's her chance to prove she's got the chops to make it in the family business. When Dylan steps in, she immediately dislikes him and vows not to let the fallen idol screw it up. But as the work brings Paige and Dylan closer together, their attraction grows…and so do their challenges…

 

The Color of Love by Sharon Sala also received a great review! Booklist said, “This very appealing romance will please fans of Debbie Macomber.”

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Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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He might be winning her heart before she even knows who he is…

Welcome to Blessings, Georgia, the small town with a big heart! Anyone from a small town can tell you that gossip never stays quiet for long. The biggest news lately is Ruby Dye: she's been receiving gifts from a secret admirer. But Ruby isn't sure she can trust this newfound happiness. Nobody knows the dark secrets she keeps about her life before she arrived in Blessings. Is this the beginning of a would-be romance, or is she the target of something more sinister?

Everyone admires Ruby and her determination to do the right thing, especially local lawyer "Peanut" Butterman. He's finally ready to tell her how he feels. But when trouble arrives on Ruby's doorstep and their little town is threatened, Peanut may have to prove himself in ways he never imagined.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

We're pleased to share that Booklist has reviewed The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey, calling it a "gripping novel that will tug on readers' heartstrings until the very end."

The review will be included in the January 2018 issue.

Book Info

9781492654209The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey

Sourcebooks Fire

Publication Date: March 6th, 2018

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Dylan Taggart is on the run. His family is trying to put him in a school for psychologically challenged students, and he gets it—he has issues. But a special school is a complete overreaction. And in six months, he’ll be a legal adult, so Dylan decides to disappear on the Appalachian Trail until he can make his own decisions.

Dylan wanted independence, but setting out on a 2,190-mile hike by himself is more than he bargained for. And he keeps crossing paths with another teen hiker, known only as “The Ghost.” This mysterious girl is also making the trek alone, and Dylan can tell she’s trying to escape too. But from what? When disaster strikes, how can they trust each other if they can’t face their own secrets?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're thrilled to share that The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco is a Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Children's and Teen Book of the Year!

You can view the full list online here.

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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

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Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha―one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're pleased to share that No Earls Allowed by Shana Galen has received a STARRED review from Kirkus

Kirkus says No Earls Allowed is "Bright, funny, poignant, and entertaining - everything historical romance fans could ask for."

No Earls Allowed 9781492639015by Shana Galen

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: March 6th, 2018

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a lady can do anything a man can do: backwards and in high-heeled dancing slippers.

Lady Juliana, daughter of the Earl of St. Maur, needs all the help she can get. She's running a ramshackle orphanage, London's worst slumlord has illicit designs on her, and her father has suddenly become determined to marry her off.

Enter Major Neil Wraxall, bastard son of the Marquess of Kensington, sent to assist Lady Juliana in any way he can. Lucky for her, he's handy with repairs, knows how to keep her and the orphans safe, and is a natural leader of men.

Unfortunately for both of them, the scandal that ensues from their mutual attraction is going to lead them a merry dance...

 

We're also happy to share that Kirkus gave Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London a great review, calling it "A fun start to a sexy, engaging series."

9781492655176Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: March 6th, 2018

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Everybody's talking about the hot new app reviewing New York's most eligible bachelors. But why focus on prince charming when you can read the latest dirt on the lowest-ranked "Bad Bachelors"—NYC's most notorious bad boys.

If one more person mentions Bad Bachelors to Reed McMahon, someone's gonna get hurt. A PR whiz, Reed is known as an 'image fixer' but his womanizing ways have caught up with him. What he needs is a PR miracle of his own.

When Reed strolls into Darcy Greer's workplace offering to help save the struggling library, she isn't buying it. The prickly Brooklynite knows Reed is exactly the kind of guy she should avoid. But the library does need his help. But as she reluctantly works with Reed, she realizes there's more to a man than his reputation. Maybe, just maybe Bad Bachelor #1 is THE one for her.

 

Both full reviews will appear in the January 15th issue of Kirkus.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're happy to share the first trade review for Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs. 

Kirkus calls it a "penetrating story" and says, "In unflinching detail and with remarkable openness, Wachs describes the ugly and complicated nature of mourning someone who was not only a brother and best friend, but also an addict, a public figure, and a comedic genius whose life was cut off at the very cusp of success. Photos, texts, and correspondences, along with a touching foreword by comedian, actor, and close friend Aziz Ansari, enhance an already rich book. A powerful debut that will resonate especially with readers who have loved and lost someone to addiction."

The full review will appear in the January 15th issue of Kirkus.

Book Info

9781492664109Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

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Publication Date: February 27th, 2018

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The space between life and death is a moment.

But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That’s all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life forever..

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother’s struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother’s spirit animal.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're happy to share that RT Book Reviews has reviewed seven of our February Casablanca releases, as well as You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston and Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict.

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What RT Book Reviews says about The Color of Love by Sharon Sala: "Readers will love the trip back to Blessings, Georgia, and the familiar faces that go along with it in book five, The Color of Love. Sala writes a love story between two people who truly love each other, but who are too afraid that their feelings will not be returned. With plenty of danger and passion, Sala will have readers flipping the pages to see if these two will finally get to be together ... or if they will miss out on true love!"

The Color of Love by Sharon Sala

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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RT Book Reviews on Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle: "Readers are treated to twin emotions in the third entry of the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. This beautifully crafted romance plays out against a backdrop of family dysfunction and violence. The terror that follows the heroine presents the residents of Monroe with their biggest challenge yet, adding tension to the story. The relationship between Otto and Sarah is refreshing in the middle of the danger, and Otto’s dogs add moments of cuteness. Readers will swoon over how protective Otto is!"

Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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9781492616436RT Book Reviews on One More Promise by Samantha Chase: "Breaking out of one’s comfort zone is never an easy choice, but having a soulmate can make the journey more bearable. Chase continues her Shaughnessy Brothers: Band on the Run series with another stellar story. In book two, Chase does not shy away from the destructive behavior that can sidetrack a career and threaten lives, while also highlighting the hidden traps that families unwittingly set for each other that may be more damaging than any substance or physical abuse. But the love that this couple discovers with each other is worth any sacrifice, and readers will definitely find this story more than worth their time."

One More Promise by Samantha Chase

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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9781492645375RT Book Reviews' review of That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons: "The third book in Juliet Lyons’ sexy and witty paranormal romance series, Bite Nights, will be a fan favorite as we finally learn the real reason why the King of London and the founder of V-Date hate one another. Ripe with sexual tension, a hint of mystery and plenty of humor, Lyons writes a combustible and somewhat dark second-chance romance between two enemies whose past history fuels their present day antagonism. The balancing issues Lyons had trouble with in the first two books seems to have resolved itself as the story flows seamlessly, changing its focus with no hiccups between the romance and the conflict."

That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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9781492651499RT Book Reviews' review of Love Game by Maggie Wells: "Maggie Wells starts her Love Games series with a bang. This is a diverse novel complete with a titillating love story that is against the rules. This develops into palpable passion that singes the pages, but of course, the romance has its speed bumps. Great background characters like a smarmy ex-boyfriend and heartwarming friends add dimension to the story. Some business associates who could destroy careers walk a thin line between professionalism and friendship which will keep readers on their toes."

Love Game by Maggie Wells

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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9781492654537What RT Book Reviews has to say about Highland Conquest by Alyson McLayne: "If McLayne hooked you with the first of her Sons of Gregor MacLeod series, then you’ll be captivated by the humor, passion and adventure of this second volume. Entertaining from beginning to end, this tale of vengeance captures the essence of the era as well as the characters’ emotions and the great sexual chemistry between them. For a fun read that sweeps you away with its wonderful storytelling, sit back and enjoy McLayne’s latest."

Highland Conquest by Alyson McLayne

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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9781492646471RT Book Reviews on The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday: "Linda Broday's sequel is a compelling tale of one woman's attempt to rekindle faith in the man she loves... This tale is sure to touch western romance fans seeking a sentimental love story."

The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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9781492646617RT Book Reviews on Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict: "As she showed in The Other Einstein, Benedict again proves that behind every great man is a great woman, with this story based on the life of industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Told from the point of view of an Irish girl hired as Carnegie’s mother’s maid, this sympathetic and intriguing tale explains why Carnegie funded public libraries. Careful research allows readers to feel they are living in the Carnegie mansion, experiencing a life of wealth and privilege. The slower pacing works to the reader’s advantage permitting them time to process how a man can change and fight against social injustice. Though there is no fairytale ending, readers will be highly satisfied with Benedict’s “feel good” fictionalized biography."

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Publication Date: January 16th, 2018

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9781492654322What RT Book Reviews has to say about You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston: "Preston has penned another nail-biting thriller with You Will Be Mine. The story follows a group of friends at a university who despise the idea of conventional love — despite their secret crushes and passionate secrets... If you’re looking for a book that will make you skeptical of any valentines you may receive, then You Will Be Mine is the heart-stopping suspense Cupid ordered."

You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We are pleased to share that Publishers Weekly has given a glowing review to As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti.

They say: “The countdown structure creates a natural hook, and Sedoti (The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett) makes good use of her what-if premise to give readers much to consider. She successfully captures the feelings of uncertainty that come with nascent adulthood, the desire to leave home, and waiting for one’s life to begin.”

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9781492642312

 As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

 Sourcebooks Fire

 Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018

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 If you could make one wish that was guaranteed to come true—what would you wish for?

 Madison is a small town in the Mojave dessert on the road between nothing and nowhere. It's an unremarkable speck on the map, which is perfect for protecting the town's secret. Because in Madison, everyone can make  one wish on their eighteenth birthday—and that wish always comes true.

 Most of Eldon's classmates have had their wishes picked out for months, even years. Not Eldon. He's seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend...where does he even begin?

 One thing is for sure: Eldon has only twenty-six days to figure it out—and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're pleased to share that Publishers Weekly has reviewed two February Casablanca titles: Katie Ruggle's Survive the Night and Alyson McLayne's Highland Conquest. 

What Publishers Weekly says about Survive the Night: "Ruggle will delight her readers with the third Rocky Mountain K9 Unit romantic thriller (after On the Chase)... Ruggle’s colorful tapestry continues the stories of earlier protagonists while introducing readers to new faces, and will satisfy series fans."

You can read the full review online here.

9781492643104Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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He's always been a haven:

For the lost. The sick. The injured.

But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit—he'll defend her with his life.

K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path—but for all his big heart, he's never been in love.

Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes. Until he realizes he'll do anything to save her.

All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there's no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth…but he'd never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah's finally ready to face whatever comes her way.

It's time to take a stand.

 

Publishers Weekly describes Highland Conquest as a "page-turner" with "expertly crafted sexual tension."

You can read the full review online here.

 

9781492654537Highland Conquest by Alyson McLayne

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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HE WAS LOOKING FOR VENGEANCE

INSTEAD HE FOUND HER

Laird Lachlan MacKay never planned on leading his clan, but when his older brother was murdered, he was left with no choice. His vow to avenge his brother has led him to the MacPherson clan—and their bewitching healer, Amber.

Amber MacPherson is desperate. Dressed as a boy to escape her clan’s treacherous leader, she runs right into Lachlan—who orders her detained. At first she causes him nothing but frustration, especially when she blackmails him into helping her clan. But when she’s threatened by the same man who murdered his brother, Lachlan will do whatever it takes to keep her safe—and by his side.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Library Journal included a review of Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha in their "Embracing Life - Memoir" roundup last month! 

Library Journal calls Flat Broke with Two Goats an "enjoyable back-to-the-land memoir."

You can read the full roundup online here.

Book Info

9781492655381Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha

Sourcebooks

Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018

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When life gets your goat, bring in the herd.

Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn’t expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it “date night.” Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account.

When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer’s life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land.

Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're happy to share the fantastic review that Publishers Weekly has given The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday!

They said: "Broday brings characteristic charm and expert storytelling to her second Texas Heroes historical romance... With solid minor characters, exciting plots, and sharp dialogue, this lovely romance is another home run by Broday."

Book Info

9781492646471The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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A Former Texas Ranger on a mission

A determined woman slowly losing her sight

Alove neither could have predicted

…and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin.

Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn't mean she'll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds.

Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn't plan to fall in love, but there's no denying the strength of Glory's will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory's been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance...

And trust that love is worth fighting for.

 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're pleased to share that Maria Vale's debut The Last Wolf has received aa STARRED review from Booklist

Booklist says "As Vale begins her The Legends of All Wolves series, her outstanding world building makes this sensous tale of life and love in the Pack, a werewolf society, well worth reading... Spellbound readers will watch for the next installment, A Wolf Apart."

The full review will appear in the January 1 issue.

Book Info

9781492661870

The Last Wolf by Maria Vale

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild.

If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die.
But if she stays…

Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack’s social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn’t all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves…

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We're thrilled to share that The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton is #8 on Harper’s Bazaar “10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018!”

Harper's Bazaar descirbes The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle as a "twisting, cleverly written debut" and says, "Pop your favorite Agatha Christie whodunnit into a blender with a scoop of Downton Abbey, a dash of Quantum Leap, and a liberal sprinkling of Groundhog's Day and you'll get this unique murder mystery."

You can read the full article here.

Book Info

9781492657965

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Sourcebooks Landmark

Publication Date: September 1st, 2018

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Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others . . .

The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

 

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We're excited to share that Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson has been included in Omnivoracious’ round-up of “The Best Romance Novels of 2017!”

Adrian Liang at Omnivoracious says: “I've been keeping my eyes open for a romance novel that gleefully sets its hero and heroine in the near future and gives them a storyline that couldn't work in any other setting. Wanted and Wired does all that… if your pulse rate accelerates at the thought of sexy sci-fi, give this action-filled romance a try.”

You can read the full article here.

Book Info

9781492648161

Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: April 4th, 2017

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A rip-roarin’ new snarky, sexy sci-fi paranormal romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heat, and heart. Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places…

Rogue scientist • technologically enhanced • deliciously attractive
Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what’s left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas—sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo.

Gun for hire • Texan rebel • always hits her mark
Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run, they must trust each other to survive, while hiding devastating secrets. As their explosive chemistry heats up, it’s the perfect storm…

 

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