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Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

Booklist says that Shark Lady The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist is, "The writing flows well, keeping a clear focus on Clark and her dream, while including pertinent details from the career of “the Shark Lady,” known for her groundbreaking research and her work to change people’s perceptions of sharks… A lively introduction to an American scientist."

The full review will appear in their May 2017 print issue but will also be available on their website on May 3rd. 

This follows a wonderful review from Kirkus, which you can view a preview of HERE!

 

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9781492642046-MShark Lady by Jess Keating, Illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns

Imprint: Jabberwocky

Pub. Date: June 6th, 2017

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At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie's wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname "Shark Lady"

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Full reviews will be posted on Booklist's Website on May 3rd and in their print May issue.

 

9781492638926-mBooklist: “For readers who enjoy historical mysteries with young female reporters such as Carol McCleary’s Nellie Bly and Alyssa Maxwell’s Emma Cross.”

Pub. Date:  May 2nd, 2017

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Intrepid journalist Kitty Weeks returns in the second book in this acclaimed WW1-era historical mystery series to investigate the death of a boarding school student.

When Kitty's latest assignment for the New York Sentinel Ladies' Page takes her to Westfield Hall, she expects to find an orderly establishment teaching French and dancing-but there's more going on at the school than initially meets the eye.

Tragedy strikes when a student named Elspeth is found frozen to death in Central Park. The doctor's proclaim that the girl's sleepwalking was the cause, but Kitty isn't so sure.

Determined to uncover the truth, Kitty must investigate a more chilling scenario-a murder that may involve Elspeth's scientist father and a new invention by a man named Thomas Edison.

 

 

9781492649274-mBooklist: “The inevitable comparisons to Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project (2013) and Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Be Frank with Me (2016) are natural, but Ellie’s authentic voice offers a fresh perspective on being different.”

Pub. Date: July 11, 2017

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Elvira Carr believes in rules. She also strongly believes in crisp schedules, no surprises, and taking people at face value. Not that she sees many people ― her overbearing mother keeps the twenty-seven year old mostly at home, to avoid any incidents...

But when her mother has a stroke, Elvira is suddenly alone and on her own. She ingeniously comes up with seven ironclad rules to guide her days. Armed with her rules, a Japanese notebook from her late father, and advice from her flighty neighbor, she takes charge of herself ― and realizes that something isn't quite right about the life she thought she knew.

She'll need all the clever thinking and curious charm she can muster to unravel the mystery of what happened to her family and to pave the way to living her own life, her way.

 

 

9781492654414-m Booklist: “Part Dan Brown–style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut—a best-seller in Germany—will get people talking.” 

Pub. Date: June 6, 2017

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This is no accident.
This is no act of God. 
This is Blackout.

A terrifyingly plausible million-copy selling debut disaster thriller.

When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.
A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on―it keeps us alive.

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kirkus says A Fuel for Fire by Julie Ann Walker is, "A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride." 

9781492608783-M

Fuel for Fire by Julie Ann Walker

Pub. Date: July 4, 2017

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A brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discover a burning passion in the next installment of Julie Ann Walker's red-hot BKI series

Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes
The first two left blood on his hands. 
The third left him wondering...what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell apart?

Spitfire CIA agent Chelsea Duvall has always had a thing for bossy, brooding Dagan. It's just as well that he's never given her a second look, since she carries a combustible secret about his past that threatens to torch their lives...

 

 

 

Kirkus calls Just the Thing by Marie Harte, "A sexy romance." 

9781492631880-MJust the Thing by Marie Harte

Pub. Date: July 4, 2017

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A FLING MIGHT BE JUST THE THING...
Gavin Donnigan left the Marine Corps a shell of a man, hounded by guilt for deaths he couldn't prevent. But teaching a self-defense class at the local gym brings some stability to his life―along with a gorgeous leggy blonde who won't give him the time of day.

Zoe York lost her twin sister to a freak car accident a few months ago. She's been struggling to bury her grief, but it isn't until she signs up for a self-defense class with its distractingly hot instructor that she begins to come out of her shell again. With the memory of her sister telling her to live a little, Zoe decides a fling with buns-of-steel Gavin Donnigan might be just the thing.

Soon they're sparring both in and out of the gym. And for the first time in a long time, each is looking forward to tomorrow.

 

 

Scandalous Ever After by Theresa Romain is "A solid effot from an up-and-coming writer." -Kirkus

9781492649021-MScandalous Ever After by Theresa Romain

Pub. Date: July 4th, 2017

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Does love really heal all wounds?
After being widowed by a steeplechase accident in Ireland, Lady Kate Whelan abandons the turf. But once her mourning is complete, her late husband's debts drive her to seek help in Newmarket amidst the whirl of a race meet. There she encounters antiquities expert Evan Rhys, her late husband's roguish friend-whom she hasn't seen since the day of his lordship's mysterious death.

Now that fate has reunited them, Evan seizes the chance to win over the woman he's always loved. But once back within the old stone walls of Whelan House, long-held secrets come to light that shake up everything Kate thought she knew about her marriage. Now she wonders who she can trust with her heart-and Evan must decide between love and a truth that will separate him from all his heart desires.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Publishers Weekly says, "The openness between the lovers is refreshing, and their interactions are a balanced blend of sweet and spice. The planets may not have aligned, but the elements of this winning romance are definitely in sync."

This follows a wonderful from Kirkus, see a preview of that review here! 

 

 

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9781492616344-MA Sky Full of Stars by Samantha Chase 

Imprint: Casablanca

Pub. Date: June 6th, 2017

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The stars are about to align in the newest Shaughnessy brothers romance!

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He's great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn't factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews.

LOVE CAN DAZZLE YOU


Polar opposites in personality, the friction between them threatens to derail the project. But the beauty and mystery of the night sky draw Owen and Brooke together―and she's going to surprise him in ways the stars never could.

 

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Publishers Weekly says, "Harrigan’s novel, part mystery and part coming-of-age, explores the process of healing from tragedies and misunderstandings."

 

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9781492647553-mSecrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan

Imprint: Landmark

Pub. Date: June 2017

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Ten years ago, Julie Portland accidentally killed her best friend, Reba. What's worse is she got away with it. Consumed by guilt, she left the small town of Lawrence Mill, Mississippi, and swore nothing would ever drag her back. Now, raising her daughter and struggling to make ends meet in Manhattan, Julie still can't forget the ghost of a girl with golden hair and a dangerous secret.

When August, Reba's first love, begs Julie to come home to find the diary that Reba kept all those years ago, Julie's past comes creeping back to haunt her. That diary could expose the shameful memories Julie has been running from, but it could also unearth the hidden truths that Reba left buried...and reveal that Julie isn't the only one who feels responsible for Reba's death.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Booklist features a glowing online review for Love and Vandalism by Laure Boyle Crompton, calling it: “Gritty and edgy, this novel smartly tackles suicide, teen alcoholism, and creative expression. Crompton creates a fascinating novel that will fully absorb readers.” 

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9781492636052-mLove and Vandalism by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Pub. Date: March 2st, 2017

Imprint: Fire

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Rory has a secret: she’s the vandal who paints graffiti lions all over her small town. If her policeman dad knew, he’d probably disown her. So when Hayes, a former screw-up on the path to recovery, catches her in the act, Rory’s sure she’s busted. Instead, he makes her a deal. If Rory shows him around town, he won’t turn her in. It might be coercion, but at least the boy is hot. As they spend more time together, Rory worries she made the wrong choice.

 

 

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Publishers Weekly says: “Satisfying . . . Ashford’s knack for expressing modern-feeling relationship dynamics while never stepping out of period makes this story especially easy to enjoy.”

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9781492621652-MNothing Like A Duke by Jane Asford

Imprint: Casablanca

Pub. Date: May 2nd, 2017

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How does a gentleman rescue a lady?
Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thoughts. When Flora shows up, Robert is nothing short of shocked.

When she insists on saving herself?
While Flora hates the expectations of fashionable society, she finds the annoyingly charming Lord Robert hard to resist. But while their attraction flares, someone much more sinister arrives and threatens Flora. Every fiber of Robert's being says to step in and save her...but some damsels in distress insist on saving themselves.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

"A sweet romance that takes its time to court the reader: classic, thoughtful, and sometimes as lyrical as the stars." - Kirkus

The full review will appear in the April 15th issue, so don't miss it! 

 

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9781492616344-MA Sky Full of Stars by Samantha Chase 

Imprint: Casablanca

Pub. Date: June 6th, 2017

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The stars are about to align in the newest Shaughnessy brothers romance!

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He's great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn't factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews.

LOVE CAN DAZZLE YOU
Polar opposites in personality, the friction between them threatens to derail the project. But the beauty and mystery of the night sky draw Owen and Brooke together―and she's going to surprise him in ways the stars never could.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

What Booklist has to say about Girl Out of Water (May 2017): 

“Debut novelist Silverman realistically captures Anise’s love for her surfing life and the terrible sacrifice she makes when leaving it behind for a whole summer, and her relationships with her family are bittersweet and loving, giving her depth of character. Meanwhile, Lincoln is a charmer, and thanks for Silverman’s excellent portrayal of a boy who is not defined by his disability, like Anise, reader will easily forget that he is missing an arm. Hand to fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.”

This follows a great review from Kirkus, which you can see a snippet of here

 

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9781492646860-mGirl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Pub. Date: May , 2017

Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire

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Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can't wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Santa Cruz is more than her home-it's her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins.

Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be. Sure, she loves her family, but it's hard to put her past behind her when she's living in the childhood house of the mother who abandoned her. And with every Instagram post, her friends back home feel further away.

Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Publishers Weekly says that Dating the Undead (May 2017) is, "Charming and racy romance meets rousing mystery in the deft launch of Lyons’s paranormal erotic V-Date.com series . . . relatable characters and a well-crafted setting make this a promising start to an intriguing series."

This follows a review from Kirkus which you can find here!

 

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9781492645306-MDating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

Imprint: Casablanca

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For mortals wanting to get up close and personal with the beautiful undead, there's...

V-DATE, THE UNDEAD DATING SERVICE

Silver Harris is over clingy men―maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year's Eve, she wonders if maybe it's human men she's done with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, but soon she's in over her head and her mysterious hottie is nowhere to be found...

Logan Byrne can't get that sassy redhead out of his head―or that kiss! When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date members, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan grow deep and suddenly Logan isn't so sure he can betray her, no matter how dangerous the consequences might be.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What Publishers Weekly says about Murder Between the Lines (May 2017) by Radha Vatsal, "Vatsal’s combination of a feisty protagonist with a tumultuous, fast-changing era remains a winning formula."

 

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9781492638926-mMurder Betwen the Lines by Radha Vatsal

Imprint: Landmark

Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

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As the specter of the Great War hangs over the country, a promising young student turns up dead

When Kitty Weeks's latest assignment writing for the New York Sentinel Ladies' Page takes her to Westfield Hall, a well-regarded girls' school in New York City, she expects to find an orderly establishment teaching French and dancing―standard fare for schoolgirls in 1915. But there's much more going on at the school than initially meets the eye. Kitty especially takes note of the studies of Elspeth Bright, the daughter of a scientist heavily involved in naval technology, who has inherited her father's interest and talent for scientific inquiry.

Elspeth's seemingly accidental death is a shock to the school community and to Kitty―and the more she finds out about Elspeth and her family, the more the intrepid reporter begins to believe that it may not have been an accident after all.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NPR Books says, "A Spunky Spy Saga…. Girl in Disguise, Macallister's sophomore effort, dives into case after case, convincing the reader as well as Pinkerton that Kate is an ace detective in this dangerous man's world. Kate gets better as she goes — and so does the book."

Read the full review is on their website here!

 

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9781492635222-mGirl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Pub. Date: March 21st, 2017

Imprint: Landmark

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Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective's rise during one of the nation's times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.

With no money and no husband, Kate Warne finds herself with few choices. The streets of 1856 Chicago offer a desperate widow mostly trouble and ruin--unless that widow has a knack for manipulation and an unusually quick mind. In a bold move that no other woman has tried, Kate convinces the legendary Allan Pinkerton to hire her as a detective.

Battling criminals and coworkers alike, Kate immerses herself in the dangerous life of an operative, winning the right to tackle some of the agency's toughest investigations. But is the woman she's becoming--capable of any and all lies, swapping identities like dresses--the true Kate? Or has the real disguise been the good girl she always thought she was?

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kirkus calls Shark Lady (June 2017) by Jess Keating, "A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. This eloquent profile follows Clark from a childhood visit to an aquarium through her demonstration that sharks can actually be trained and so are not "mindless killers" as widely supposed.” 

The full review will go live on their website on March 29th, so be sure to check that out!

 

Book Info

9781492642046-MShark Lady by Jess Keating, Illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns

Imprint: Jabberwocky

Pub. Date: June 6th, 2017

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At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie's wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname "Shark Lady"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

All of these titles have received amazing reviews from RT Book Reviews! You can see all of the reviews on their website!

 

9781492646860-mGirl Out of Water by Laura Silverman (4 Stars)

Imprint: Fire

Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

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Quote from RT: "Silverman does a commendable job showcasing a diverse cast of characters, and the interracial romance is sweet and clean."

Synopsis: Fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen will fall in love this contemporary debut about finding yourself-and finding love-in unexpected places.

 

Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can't wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Santa Cruz is more than her home-it's her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins.

Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be. Sure, she loves her family, but it's hard to put her past behind her when she's living in the childhood house of the mother who abandoned her. And with every Instagram post, her friends back home feel further away.

Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.

 

9781492621652-MNothing Like a Duke by Jane Ashford (4 Stars)

Imprint: Casablanca

Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

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Quote from RT: "Ashford charms readers with an original love story with a fresh and feminist twist: a heroine who can rescue herself when there’s a hero around who’s willing to save her." 

Synopsis: How does a gentleman rescue a lady?

Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thoughts. When Flora shows up, Robert is nothing short of shocked.

When she insists on saving herself?
While Flora hates the expectations of fashionable society, she finds the annoyingly charming Lord Robert hard to resist. But while their attraction flares, someone much more sinister arrives and threatens Flora. Every fiber of Robert's being says to step in and save her...but some damsels in distress insist on saving themselves.

 

9781492646020-MA Piece of My Heart by Sharon Sala (4 Stars)

Imprint: Casablanca

Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

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Quote from RT: "The characters in this book feel like family, and readers will relate to and get to know them as if they were living in the town with them. There are not many authors who can write a story with such depth and emotion, but Sala excels and shines."

Synopsis: She's never had a home

Growing up in a troubled foster home, Mercy Dane knew she could never rely on anyone but herself. She's used to giving her all to people who don't give her a second glance, so when she races to Blessings, Georgia, to save the life of an accident victim, she's flabbergasted when the grateful town opens its arms to her. She never dreamed she'd ever find family or friends―or a man who looks at her as if she hung the stars.

Until she finds peace in his arms
Police Chief Lon Pittman is getting restless living in sleepy little Blessings. But the day Mercy Dane roars into his life on the back of a motorcycle, practically daring him to pull her over, he's lost. There's something about Mercy's tough-yet-vulnerable spirit that calls to Lon, and he will do anything in his power to make her realize that home isn't just where the heart is―home is where their heart is.

 

 

9781402293641-MSweet Southern Trouble by Michele Summers (4 Stars)

Imprint: Casablanca

Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

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Quote from RT: "Get ready to laugh and swoon your way through this sassy and sexy southern romance! Marabelle makes a quirky and endearing heroine, and Nick’s reactions to her are both amusing and hot. The sexual tension between them sizzles, heightened by their mutual affection."

Synopsis: An ambitious Southern belle 

Marabelle Fairchild knows she's a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she's a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn't expect? A smokin' hot football coach to throw her off her game...

A reclusive NFL bachelor...
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh's most eligible bachelor, but he wants to focus on his career...not his playboy status. He doesn't need a smart-mouthed, pint-sized kindergarten teacher pestering him. So he cuts Marabelle a deal―in exchange for Nick sponsoring a bachelor auction starring him and his gorgeous celebrity pals, Marabelle will pose as his fiancée to ward off unwanted advances.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

9781492630203-mThe Heart of a Texas Cowboy by Linda Broday (4 Stars)

Imprint: Casablanca

Pub. Date: 

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Quote from RT: "This compassionate, poignant marriage-of-convenience love story demonstrates Broday’s ability to bring a wide range of emotions to her characters in a fast-paced plotline without losing a bit of the powerful love story."

Synopsis: Three Brothers. One Oath.

No Compromises.

The MEN of LEGEND

The Cowboy
One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend's world. He swore he'd never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he's never met-a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband-or any man-after the heartache she's endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride...and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs.

9781492645306-MDating the Undead by Juliet Lyons (3 Stars)

Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

Imprint: Casablanca

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Quote from RT: "Lyons’ debut paranormal romance is a madcap adventure of biting humor, steamy chemistry, eclectic characters and some over-the-top antics. A strong and personable heroine delights as she navigates her way through the treacherous waters of online dating." 

Synopsis: For mortals wanting to get up close and personal with the beautiful undead, there's...

V-DATE, THE UNDEAD DATING SERVICE

Silver Harris is over clingy men―maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year's Eve, she wonders if maybe it's human men she's done with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, but soon she's in over her head and her mysterious hottie is nowhere to be found...

Logan Byrne can't get that sassy redhead out of his head―or that kiss! When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date members, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan grow deep and suddenly Logan isn't so sure he can betray her, no matter how dangerous the consequences might be.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Publishers Weekly posted a thrid trade review for The Radium Girls (May 2017)! Here is a quote from their review, "Moore details what was a ‘ground-breaking, law-changing, and life-saving accomplishment’ for worker’s rights."

Check out the full review here!

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9781492649359-mThe Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Pub. Date: May 2nd, 2017

Imprint: Sourcebooks

Buy it: Amazon | B&N 

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Publishers Weekly says, "Anders returns to the town of Blackwood, Va., in this gripping, emotionally satisfying second Black Canvas contemporary."

This follows a wonderful review from Booklist, which you can see here! Adriana Anders' first book, Under Her Skin, has also received a starred review!

 

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9781492633877-MBy Her Touch (Blank Canvas #2) by Adriana Anders

Pub. Date: April 4, 2017

Imprint: Casablanca

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He Will Always Bear the Scars

Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn't have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle―not now, maybe not ever.

Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger's pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay's frightening exterior. But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence...that not even her touch may be able to heal.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What ForeWord Reviews says about Secrets of Southern Girls (June 2017), "Harrigan is a great prose stylist who knows how to sustain the tension and tone required of a Southern Gothic novel. Her writing is evocative and atmospheric, whether the action takes place under the bright lights of Manhattan or in Mississippi's weedy heat.”

The full review will appear in the May/June issue of ForeWord Reviews in the feature "Debut Novel Foresight"

 

Book Info

9781492647553-mSecrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan

Imprint: Landmark

Pub. Date: June 6, 2017

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Ten years ago, Julie Portland accidentally killed her best friend, Reba. What's worse is she got away with it. Consumed by guilt, she left the small town of Lawrence Mill, Mississippi, and swore nothing would ever drag her back. Now, raising her daughter and struggling to make ends meet in Manhattan, Julie still can't forget the ghost of a girl with golden hair and a dangerous secret.

When August, Reba's first love, begs Julie to come home to find the diary that Reba kept all those years ago, Julie's past comes creeping back to haunt her. That diary could expose the shameful memories Julie has been running from, but it could also unearth the hidden truths that Reba left buried...and reveal that Julie isn't the only one who feels responsible for Reba's death.

 

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What Booklist says that Speed of Life by Carol Weston, "This novel is jam-packed with important, dramatic, and inevitable aspects of adolescence, from pimples to periods to popularityWeston draws heavily on her years as “Dear Carol” at Girls’ Life magazine, creating a solid, affecting tale of maturing and coming to grips with one’s reality."

The full review will be in Booklist's April 15th print edition!

 

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speed of lifeSpeed of Life by Carol Weston

Pub. Date: April 4th, 2017

Imprint: Jabberwocky

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Sofia lost her mother eight months ago, and her friends were 100% there for her. Now it's a new year and they're ready for Sofia to move on.

Problem is, Sofia can't bounce back, can't recharge like a cellphone. She decides to write Dear Kate, an advice columnist for Fifteen Magazine, and is surprised to receive a fast reply. Soon the two are exchanging emails, and Sofia opens up and spills all, including a few worries that are totally embarrassing. Turns out even advice columnists don't have all the answers, and one day Sofia learns a secret that flips her world upside down.

SPEED OF LIFE is the heartbreaking, heartwarming story of a girl who thinks her life is over when really it's just beginning. It's a novel about love, family, grief, and growing up.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Publishers Weekly says, "The exciting plot, rich setting, and superb writing will delight fans of historical romances."

The full review will be in this week's issue of Publishers Weekly!

 

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9781492630203-mThe Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend #2) by Linda Broday 

Pub. Date: May 2nd, 2017

Imprint: Casablanca

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Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.
The MEN of LEGEND

The Cowboy
One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend's world. He swore he'd never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he's never met-a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband-or any man-after the heartache she's endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride...and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shelf Awareness says "The Bone Witch is fantasy world-building at its best, and Rin Chupeco (The Girl from the Well; The Suffering) has created a strong and colorful cast of characters to inhabit that realm."

The full review will be shared in Shelf Awareness for Readers e-newsletter.

 

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9781492635826-mThe Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Imprint: Fire

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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!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BookPage says, "The Yellow Envelope is an uplifting memoir of bravery and self-discovery.”

Check out the full review in BookPage's April Issue!

Book Info 

9781492635383-mThe Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan

Imprint: Sourcebooks

Pub. Date: April 4th, 2017

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What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope?

After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away.

Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving―of ourselves―is transformational.

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