BREAKING SOUTH: A Turners Artists Rocker Novel (The Turner Artists Rocker Series #3) by Alyson Santso

“I’ll stay and fight forever, the entire damn world, if she wants me to.”

Breaking South is the third book in The Turner Artists Rocker Series by Alyson Santos and all the books can be read as standalone’s. We’ve loved every single book in this series and this latest instalment won our hearts over with its melancholy and sombre undertones. The beauty of the prose, the vivid emotional heartbreak and the inner struggle to find a true self, locked down behind a façade. It felt bleak and dark with sporadic rays of hopeful light-gathering impetus to breakthrough. Oh, how we willed the light of hope to breakthrough. For the storm to be calmed and peace to find its place.

We went through the spectrum of emotions reading Breaking South, from morose, to despondent to hopeful and joyous. Another great story from Alyson Santos!

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Mystery and Thriller Books For Your Reading List | September 2020

Mystery and Thriller Books For Your Reading List | September 2020

This month has been a very exciting one for mystery and thriller readers, with so many new releases hitting stores. Check out our latest list of new novels by bestselling authors Paul Austin Ardoin, Hope Callaghan, Bradley Cornish, Ruth Ware, Jenn McKinlay, and J. D. Robb. Enjoy your new mystery and thriller books for your reading list!


The Watchful Coroner

by Paul Austin Ardoin

Release Date: September 22, 2020

The sixth book in the bestselling Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Series by Paul Austin Ardoin… There has been another killing in the cozy beach town of Estancia, this time at the city’s most exclusive hotel. Coroner Fenway Stevenson needs to solve the murder of one of the most prominent businessmen in town but it seems everyone has ulterior motives. Soon, the investigation turns into a political and personal battleground. Can she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

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Christmas Family Style

by Hope Callaghan

Release Date: September 13, 2020

The 15th book in the Made in Savannah Cozy Mysteries Series by bestselling author Hope Callaghan… The Garlucci Family is reunited as they prepare to celebrate Christmas in historic Savannah, Georgia. Pete invites Carlita and her family to join him on board The Flying Gunner for the Merry Bay Christmas boat parade. Carlita’s oldest son also brings along his wife and new baby, along with Brittney’s bodyguards, courtest of her NY mob boss father. The festive event takes a sudden turn when someone goes missing.

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Lies Behind The Woods

by Bradley Cornish

Release Date: September 14, 2020

Steve Breiten is a college professor with a long line of failed relationships behind him. All he wants is a long vacation in the mountains where he can relax, read, and possibly start writing his book. He didn’t expect a mysterious woman to walk into his office… the woman who had been kidnapped all those years ago and rescued after a tip he left at the police station. His plans suddenly take a dramatic shift.

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One by One

by Ruth Ware

Release Date: September 8, 2020

The new thriller from the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Turn of the Key… Being snowed in at a luxurious ski chalet in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there is a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire, and others to keep you company. Unless the company happens to be your eight coworkers… Each of which has something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide.

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One for the Books

by Jenn McKinlay

Release Date: September 1, 2020

The 11th book in A Library Lover’s Mystery Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Jenn McKinlay… Love is in the air as library director Lindsey Norris and boat captain Mike (Sully) Sullivan are finally tying the knot. When Lindsey and her crafternoon pals head out to Bell Island to see if they can accommodate her ever-expanding guest list, they are horrified to discover a body washed up on the rocky shore.

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Shadows in Death

by J. D. Robb

Release Date: September 8, 2020

The 51st book in the In Death Series by New York Times Bestselling Author J. D. Robb… While examining a body in Washington State Park, Eve’s husband, Roarke, spots a man among the onlookers he’s known since his younger days on the streets in Dublin. A man who claims in his half brother… A man who kills for a living and burns with hatred for him.

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Must-Read Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books | September 2020

Must-Read Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books | September 2020

There have been so many amazing new fantasy and sci-fi books to read this month. To help you find your next favorite, we made a list of some of our picks for the must-read Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books of September. Enjoy!


The Memory Engine

by Gary Walkden

Release Date: August 27, 2020

The Memory Engine is a device that allows you to explore past locations and events through the amalgamated memories of people who were actually present at the time. All from an advanced virtual reality headset. That’s all well and good, but when Evan Turner is asked to test it before the official release, his life begins to fall apart.

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Retribution of the Damned

by Roderick Donald

Release Date: August 30, 2020

The fourth book in the Cait Lennox: Femme Fatale Series by Roderick Donald… Cait’s powers of insight and perception are pushed to the Max when Angie, a close friend of her father, unknowingly becomes involved with a ruthless international crime cartel in the US. Cait must go undercover and use her unique profiling skills to slowly piece together the lies, deception, and bitter rivalries of the Garibaldi mafia family.

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Gates of Eden: The Druid Legacy Boxed Set

by Theophilus Monroe

Release Date: September 17, 2020

Gates of Eden: The Druid Legacy is the new fantasy collection from bestselling author Theophilius Monroe. It includes more than 1200 pages of druids, dragons, demigods, and danger. The boxed set features Druid’s Dance, Bard’s Tale, and Ovate’s Call.

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Engage at Dawn: First Contact

by Edward Hochsmann

Release Date: September 15, 2020

When Coast Guard Officer Ben Wyporek and his crew discover a drug-runner’s derelict boat with extensive damage, they are lead on a dangerous mission to locate a crashed alien vessel before a transnational criminal organization, known as 252 Syndicate, can find it. However, the crew finds itself ill-prepared to handle the mission.

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The Secret of Grimsey

by Michael Rabasco

Release Date: July 18, 2020

The first book in The Last Rune Song Series by Michael Rabasco… The Norse Gods are dead, well, most of them. Rebellious teenager, Elle LeBlanc, discovered this during the summer before 9th grade. She had no idea that skipping a boring summer camp would propel her into an apocalyptic chain of events the Vikings called Ragnarok and that she would be a key player.

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Windstorm

by A.L. Hawke

Release Date: September 1, 2020

The second book in The Hawthorne University Witch Series by A.L. Hawke… I was in my junior year at Hawthorne University when Mira dealt me a reversed Lovers card. That meant trouble in paradise. She thought nothing of it at first. Then Alondra introduced me to a new witch from outside our coven-Enora. She is precisely the type of witch you would call wicked. To make things worse, she used to be in love with my boyfriend.

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LIES & LULLABIES (Hush Note #1) by SARINA BOWEN

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‘Real love wasn’t set to a four-four drum beat in a recording studio. Real love was accomplished this way – by caring for the people who needed you. I would try not to forget that.’

Lies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is the first instalment in the Hush Notes series which is a rock star romance, each written by a different Author, about a different band member of -you guessed it- the über popular band, Hush Notes.  Lies and Lullabies is Jonas’ story, the lead singer.

We really enjoyed Lies and Lullabies and read it in one sitting. Small town meets rock star romance, it’s like catnip for us! We fell in love with Jonas and Kira from the get go as well as Kira’s brother, Adam, who’s story we are begging Sarina Bowen to write! The relationship between Kira and Adam was just beautiful and pulled at our heartstrings. Rifts and Refrains, which is book two and Quinn’s story is next and is written by Devney Perry, we can’t wait because she’ll be a hard nut to crack!

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Hot New Romance Novels | September 2020

Hot New Romance Novels | September 2020

If you’re looking to add a little sizzle to your reading list, you won’t want to miss these hot new romance novel recommendations for September! Our list or steamy new reads includes a host of bestselling authors. What are you waiting for? Check them out now!


Testing Truth

by Cynthia Sax

Release Date: September 15, 2020

The sixth book in the Cyborg Space Exploration Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Cynthia Sax… Truth lives each moment as if it is his last. He is a cyborg warrior that rushes into danger and teases beings he shouldn’t. He accepts every call of adventure he encounters. So, when a human princess floats into the Rebel structure Truth is occupying, looking for assistance, he volunteers to be her warrior.

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Homebound

by Kata Čuić

Release Date: September 9, 2020

Lenore Wheeler knows what a hard life, heartbreak, and failure tastes like. She swore she would never go back, but is now returning to the backwoods Appalachian town with her young daughter in tow. She can’t imagine a future much bleaker than this. Then she comes face-to-face with the one man she never expected to see again.

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Scarred By Pain

by Crimson Syn

Release Date: September 15, 2020

The second book in the bestselling Royal Bastards MC Series by Crimson Syn… Taron “Knuckles” Brown has always lived a lonely existence and prefers it that way. Retired from the Special Forces, he is an unattached recluse with no responsibilities or women to weigh him down. Everything was well until he came across Dyanara Reyes. She is a Bloody Scorpions Princess who has been locked up in a tower. She is pure, innocent, and searching for a Knight.

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Addicted To Him

by Monica Murphy

Release Date: September 8, 2020

The third book in The Callahans Series by New York Times Bestselling author Monica Murphy… Eli Bennett is the quarterback at our biggest rival high school. He is also my brother’s worst enemy. I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t stop thinking about him. He is gorgeous and totally knows it. He’s also an arrogant trash talker who brings drama wherever he goes. For some reason, he has set his sights on me.

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Naughty Brits

by Sierra Simone, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, Louisa Edwards, and Tessa Gratton

Release Date: September 15, 2020

Everything is hotter with a British accent… Naughty Brits is the hot new romance collection from five USA Today Bestselling Authors. The set includes: A Duke Worth Falling For by Sarah MacLean, Better With You by Sophie Jordan, Not a Bad Boy by Louisa Edwards, Songbird by Tessa Gratton, and Supplicant by Sierra Simone.

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Keep My Heart

by Lex Martin, Kennedy Ryan, Kennedy Fox, and Willow Winters

Release Date: September 6, 2020

The seventh book in the bestselling Top Shelf Romance Series… With over 800 pages of stories, Keep My Heart includes: Reckless by Lex Martin, Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan, Travis & Viola Duet by Kennedy Fox, and Knocking Boots by Willow Winters.

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Hot New Romance Novels | September 2020

Hot New Romance Novels | September 2020

If you’re looking to add a little sizzle to your reading list, you won’t want to miss these hot new romance novel recommendations for September! Our list or steamy new reads includes a host of bestselling authors. What are you waiting for? Check them out now!


Testing Truth

by Cynthia Sax

Release Date: September 15, 2020

The sixth book in the Cyborg Space Exploration Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Cynthia Sax… Truth lives each moment as if it is his last. He is a cyborg warrior that rushes into danger and teases beings he shouldn’t. He accepts every call of adventure he encounters. So, when a human princess floats into the Rebel structure Truth is occupying, looking for assistance, he volunteers to be her warrior.

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Homebound

by Kata Čuić

Release Date: September 9, 2020

Lenore Wheeler knows what a hard life, heartbreak, and failure tastes like. She swore she would never go back, but is now returning to the backwoods Appalachian town with her young daughter in tow. She can’t imagine a future much bleaker than this. Then she comes face-to-face with the one man she never expected to see again.

Buy on Amazon

Scarred By Pain

by Crimson Syn

Release Date: September 15, 2020

The second book in the bestselling Royal Bastards MC Series by Crimson Syn… Taron “Knuckles” Brown has always lived a lonely existence and prefers it that way. Retired from the Special Forces, he is an unattached recluse with no responsibilities or women to weigh him down. Everything was well until he came across Dyanara Reyes. She is a Bloody Scorpions Princess who has been locked up in a tower. She is pure, innocent, and searching for a Knight.

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Addicted To Him

by Monica Murphy

Release Date: September 8, 2020

The third book in The Callahans Series by New York Times Bestselling author Monica Murphy… Eli Bennett is the quarterback at our biggest rival high school. He is also my brother’s worst enemy. I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t stop thinking about him. He is gorgeous and totally knows it. He’s also an arrogant trash talker who brings drama wherever he goes. For some reason, he has set his sights on me.

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Naughty Brits

by Sierra Simone, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, Louisa Edwards, and Tessa Gratton

Release Date: September 15, 2020

Everything is hotter with a British accent… Naughty Brits is the hot new romance collection from five USA Today Bestselling Authors. The set includes: A Duke Worth Falling For by Sarah MacLean, Better With You by Sophie Jordan, Not a Bad Boy by Louisa Edwards, Songbird by Tessa Gratton, and Supplicant by Sierra Simone.

Buy on Amazon

Keep My Heart

by Lex Martin, Kennedy Ryan, Kennedy Fox, and Willow Winters

Release Date: September 6, 2020

The seventh book in the bestselling Top Shelf Romance Series… With over 800 pages of stories, Keep My Heart includes: Reckless by Lex Martin, Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan, Travis & Viola Duet by Kennedy Fox, and Knocking Boots by Willow Winters.

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Interview with Bradley Cornish, Author of Lies Behind The Woods

What can you tell us about your new release, Lies Behind The Woods?

Lies behind the woods is a Psychological thriller about a college professor on vacation that gets his life turned upside down by an unexpected event. Each decision he makes turns to life changing events that he never expected. This book is an easy fun read as a prequel to Steve Breiten’s life as he discovers what really lies behind the woods.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have been writing since the age of nine. I was diagnosed with a benign face tumor that kept me from talking for a year. The only way to communicate to the world was writing. It became a passion and a way to express myself through creativity that I enjoy now as a young adult.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I remember when I was in the fifth grade and I had to do my first book report. The first book I ever read by myself was James and the Giant Peach. Today that book is still my top favorite. I also like 1984. I read that in school and thought it was very intriguing that it was easy for me to understand the Psychologicalbizarre concept the author was delivering. Of mice and Men has to be in my top. After those three, You can pick many of Stephen King novels and put them right there. I am a fan of his writing style.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Stephen King of course! I would ask him what inspired his unique writing skills.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Books are an escape from reality, and I offer up fantasy for the reader. Depending on the reader they may see themselves has character or not. The part I enjoy has the writer is offering up the escape since I myself love to escape in writing.

What is a typical day like for you?

I live a remarkably busy lifestyle I am the father of five kids and work fulltime, as well. But whenever possible during my quite times I escape to writing and creating.

What scene from Lies Behind The Woods was your favorite to write?

I love the piecing of all the little breadcrumbs that lead to the final plot reveal and I try to imagine a rollercoaster feeling.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I don’t quit, but I adapt to life to reach my goals.

Bradley Cornish is the author of the new book Lies Behind The Woods.

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Searching For An Escape by Monica Murphy

By Monica Murphy

Ah 2020—this has been one wild year, am I right? It feels like our world has been turned completely upside down, and not in a good way.

It’s been stressful, to say the least, and I have to say that I’m grateful for a lot of things, but I’m focusing on one in particular—reading books. Specifically romance. More than anything, reading romances is helping me get through these tough times (well, streaming services are helping too, but I’m concentrating on the book world right now). I’ve read some pretty great books this year, and I’m so grateful for the escapism these stories have provided for me.

They make me forget as we go through a horrific pandemic. They help take my mind off the raging fire that’s burning only a few miles away from my house. And they help soothe my stress as I worry over my kids’ mental states while they deal with the most unusual school year we’ve ever experienced.

Not only has reading helped me escape, but so has writing. I’ve written more books this year than I have in a while, and that’s thanks to being on lockdown. We go nowhere. We don’t do much of anything. No book signings to attend. No cheer team for me to coach currently, since there’s no football season at the high school this fall (fingers crossed it happens this winter!). So guess who benefits from that? My readers!

I hope they’re able to find escape in my stories. I know I do when I’m writing them. Instead of being at a football game on Friday nights like I was all last fall, I’m reliving those moments in The Callahans series. And that’s what we’re looking for right now, am I right? A little escape. Some normalcy.

Here’s to reading. And escaping.

Monica Murphy is the author of the new book Addicted To Him.

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Interview with A.L. Hawke, Author of Windstorm

What can you tell us about your new release, Windstorm?

Windstorm is the second book in the Hawthorne University Witch Series. It is a stand-alone novel and can be enjoyed without reading the first book, Broomstick.

Windstorm takes place in Cadence’s junior year. She’s forced into the world of the occult once again. And there’s trouble in paradise. A new wicked witch, Enora, is in town and she happens to be Cadence’s lover’s former girlfriend.

Expect a dash of realism mixed with magic and steam. I began the series with the intention of being authentic. So I researched real demonology and witchcraft.

Also expect the journey through Cadence’s eyes. The writing pov and tense is first person, present tense. So the book reads like Cadence’s diary, but a diary taking place now—like a movie.

Finally, the tale is a coming of age story. Cadence is maturing and you’re maturing with her. She isn’t only learning from lectures, she’s learning about friendship, grief and love through her experiences.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

I really don’t have a lot of paperbacks to put there—got tons in my ebook library, though. My absolute favorite novels include Twilight, Dune, Fifty Shades of Grey, and The Shining. Classics include Frankenstein, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Maybe be a little more daring. Don’t forget to have fun. One of the reasons why my college characters are so wild is because I wasn’t.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Write. Seriously.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

I love publishing books. For me, sharing stories is a real special connection with readers. Other than that, I treasure time with family and friends. And I enjoy quiet times. I like walking, hiking trails, or even just driving as times to reflect on things (though sometimes these quiet times lead to contemplating new twists and turns in my stories).

What scene in Windstorm was your favorite to write?

I had a lot of fun writing the “wandering” scenes in the forest. During these trances, things for Cadence became hallucinatory, intense and instinctive. The sequences were very dreamlike and erotic and, as a writer, they were lots of fun to write because normal constraints of what is “normal” were lifted.

A.L. Hawke is the author of the new book Windstorm.

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Interview with Crimson Syn, Author of Scarred By Pain

What can you tell us about your new release, Scarred By Pain?

Scarred by Pain is part of the Royal Bastards MC world. Taron ‘Knuckles’ Brown is the newly appointed Sergeant at Arms who doesn’t quite seem to fit in with the rest of the members. He believes he isn’t deserving of love, that is until he meets Dyanara. She herself has suffered at the hands of her family and when she meets Knuckles, she sees him as so much more than how he sees himself. It’s an explosion of emotions and has become my favorite book to write.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I was bullied all throughout elementary and high school. A teacher once told me to write what I felt in a journal and instead, I started writing short stories. At the age of sixteen, I wrote my first book, a vampire story. I got so lost in that make-believe world, I just kept writing and haven’t stopped ever since.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Top five books are hard but these are the ones I’ve read the most:
Pride & Prejudice by Judith McNaught
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
Mr. O by Lauren Blakely
The Second Child by John Saul

It’s a mixture of Romance and Horror, for sure.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

Laurell K. Hamilton would be my first guest and I’d ask her how in the world she keeps track of all her characters. Who inspires her, and if any of her characters have ties to her life.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Creating different worlds where my characters could play and my readers could indulge.

What is a typical day like for you?

I am a Human Resources Manager. So for the most part I work full time at a resort in Florida. I get home, take care of my family, feed the dog, and then sit down in my comfy chair and put some words down. I feel like I’m getting somewhere in a storyline or in my work if I type at least 1000 words a day.

What scene from Scarred By Pain was your favorite to write?

There’s this one scene where Knuckles has to go visit a powerful Voodoo Priestess by the name of Madame Laveaux. She lives deep in the bayou and he’s afraid of what he may find when he meets her. Their interaction, and the way she sets him in his place, was one of my favorite scenes. I also enjoy learning new languages when writing. The book is filled with Spanish and Creole phrases.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

One can only help those who make an effort to help themselves. I live by that motto on a day to day basis.

Crimson Syn is the author of the new book Scarred By Pain.

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