Interview with JD Cary, Author of Testarossa

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

It’s a crime novel, a police procedural and a character study. That’s the best way I can describe it. I’ve been a fan of this genre all my life, but for me, something was always missing in the books I read and enjoyed. They seemed to be mostly focused on the crime—as it should be. But it wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to know these people inside and out. I wanted to write about people, not just cops. They cry, they laugh, they love, they hurt. They’re violent, altruistic, reactionary, paranoid and generous. They are worthy of love, and capable of loving deeply. Those were the people I wanted visiting my stories.

Testarossa, in its original draft, was not about steroids. That came later. Back in 2010, the subject of steroid use among athletes was neither new nor particularly interesting. But in 2005, my then-ten-year-old-son wrote a screenplay about steroid use in professional sports, at a time when Mark McGwire, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, was mired in scandal over his own steroid use. McGwire was a hero to my son, and I saw how profoundly the athlete’s actions affected him. I watched him rip McGwire’s posters off his bedroom wall and throw his McGwire Christmas ornament in the trash after the player retired, amid accusations he refused to address. It was a hard lesson, one my son never forgot as he navigated his own highs and lows as a college baseball player. BD was, and still is, my inspiration.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

That’s hard to say. I started writing fan fiction late in life. I’d never written a thing, ever. Testarossa morphed out of some fan fiction I was writing, truthfully. I woke up one day and I had a novel on my hands. I always admired Joseph Wambaugh. He is probably my favorite writer in this genre. He writes about real people. That’s what I wanted to do.

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

Only 5? Well, that’s not fair.
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
The Onion Field – Joseph Wambaugh
Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
The Stand – Stephen King

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

Joe Wambaugh. The first thing I’d ask is, ‘Would you work for the LAPD today?’ and then go from there, because you know he’ll have an opinion or three.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The thrill I get when the story starts revealing itself to me (I’m NOT a plotter). I also love it when I learn something new about my characters. When they can make me tear up, or scare me, or force me to consider killing them off, I know I have something special.

What is a typical day like for you?

I usually start my day with some social media/promo things—not my favorite thing to do. Then I dig in to my WIP. Sometimes, if I’m stuck, I’ll go play around in another WIP. Sometimes that helps me get back on track. I write from 8 am to 5 pm, give or take. I treat it like a job.

What scene in Testarossa was your favorite to write?

I have two: The scene with the marine in the mini mart, and the scene when one of John’s partners is shot. Both scenes held a lot of emotion for me and I got to channel that pain into John.

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

‘Your story is boring; it’s the writing that makes you great’. That’s a quote from Jack Grapes, an amazing mentor and writing teacher. I am the writer I am because of him.

JD Cary is the author of the new book Testarossa.

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Interview with Sunny and Al Lockwood, Authors of Cruising the Mississippi

What can you tell us about your new release, Cruising the Mississippi?

“Cruising the Mississippi” takes readers on the river cruise of a lifetime.

Riding the great river from New Orleans to Memphis, we share daily adventures, discoveries, and challenges, and introduce colorful characters and practical travel insights.

And along the way readers will learn fascinating facts about the Mississippi River and the river towns along its banks.

From a vibrant New Orleans Jazz concert at famous Preservation Hall, to the largest plantation mansion in the Mississippi, to Civil War battlegrounds, “Cruising the Mississippi” brings American history and Southern culture to life.

Our travel memoir, or travelogue, is written in an easy, conversational style. We visit unusual museums, partake of delicious gourmet meals, meet fascinating people and learn things about America and the Mississippi River that we never knew before.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

For years I worked in the media — as a daily newspaper reporter, as a magazine editor, as a TV talk show host and more. Al was an engineer in Silicon Valley before it was known as Silicon Valley. Later he moved to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and became a licensed general contractor. And he took up fine art photography. His photographs of mid-sierra wildflowers have been featured in California magazines and newspapers.

After we had more or less retired (we’re workaholics, so retirement simply means, changing what we do each day), we suffered a serious car wreck that changed our lives.

We were waiting at a red light when a texting drive slammed into us at 60 miles per hour. She totaled both cars in an explosion of glass and metal.

Seat belts and airbags protected us from broken bones, but our bruises and aches kept us at the doctor’s office for weeks. That wreck made us realize how fleeting life can be. One minute you’re doing nothing more dangerous than waiting at a red light, and the next moment you could be on your way to the morgue.

Because of that wreck, we stopped postponing our travel dreams. Stopped saying, “We’ll go there someday.” And started traveling all over the place. Our first dream trip was a cruise through the Panama Canal.

Because we had so much fun on that trip, it seemed natural to share the fun by writing about it.. We published our first travel memoir, “Cruising Panama’s Canal, savoring 5,000 nautical miles and 500,000 decadent calories,” in 2014. And the book sold. People liked reading about our trip. We received fan mail.

We’ve written other books about other trips, and our readers continue to tell us they love our books.

So you could say we became authors because of a horrible car wreck. Or you could say we became authors because we stopped postponing our dreams. And then we shared our wonderful trips in the hopes of inspiring others to make their travel dreams come true.

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

Although we have very different tastes in reading, we share a book every night before we go to sleep. We choose a book, and then one or the other reads a chapter aloud each night until we finish the book together. Of the more than 90 books we’ve read together, here are some of our favorites:

“Travels with Charlie” by John Steinbeck.

“Blue Highways” by William Least Heat-Moon

“The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson.

“Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes

“The #1 Ladies Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith

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

President Jimmy Carter. He’s authored about 50 books, traveled all over the world, served this country honorably as President, made Habitat for Humanity a household word, teaches Sunday School almost every week in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, and is, in short, remarkable. His books cover politics, faith, family, growing up in the tiny town of Plains and many other topics. I would ask him what he gets out of writing, what the creative act of writing does for him.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I have two favorite things. First, that it is inexpensive. Unlike photography or playing an instrument or taking up a sport, writing only requires paper and a pencil (or pen). Of course we write on a computer, but you don’t have to have a computer to write. The other thing I like about writing is it helps me organize my thoughts. and therefore, helps me be a better thinker and a better communicator.

What is a typical day like for you?

Since we no longer have employers, we get up a little later than we used to. We rise about 7:30 or 8 a.m. Have breakfast. Read the newspaper. I (Sunny) walk for a mile or two. After that, I write. Al works on his photography: taking pictures with cameras he has built. Developing the film. Printing the images. After lunch we read or take a nap. Or we read and then take a nap.

After the nap, we continue our creative endeavors until supper. Al is the family cook. I clean up after the meal. We watch PBS news together. Al has three photo groups he works with during the month. I have three writers groups I take part in each month. We also have a social life with friends, family and neighbors. And before we go to sleep at night, we read the current book we’ve chosen. Then say our prayers and go to sleep.

What scene in Cruising the Mississippi was your favorite to write?

The moment of serendipity when I discover one of the American Queen star performers has a close connection to my family. But that’s the way travel is, isn’t it, you never know what magical connections you’ll make on a trip.

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

We have a theme we travel by, a theme we share with our readers. Because of that car wreck, and because of increasing age, our travel theme is: Do it now. While you can.

Sunny and Al Lockwood are the authors of the new book Cruising the Mississippi.

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Interview with Sunny and Al Lockwood, Authors of Cruising the Mississippi

What can you tell us about your new release, Cruising the Mississippi?

“Cruising the Mississippi” takes readers on the river cruise of a lifetime.

Riding the great river from New Orleans to Memphis, we share daily adventures, discoveries, and challenges, and introduce colorful characters and practical travel insights.

And along the way readers will learn fascinating facts about the Mississippi River and the river towns along its banks.

From a vibrant New Orleans Jazz concert at famous Preservation Hall, to the largest plantation mansion in the Mississippi, to Civil War battlegrounds, “Cruising the Mississippi” brings American history and Southern culture to life.

Our travel memoir, or travelogue, is written in an easy, conversational style. We visit unusual museums, partake of delicious gourmet meals, meet fascinating people and learn things about America and the Mississippi River that we never knew before.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

For years I worked in the media — as a daily newspaper reporter, as a magazine editor, as a TV talk show host and more. Al was an engineer in Silicon Valley before it was known as Silicon Valley. Later he moved to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and became a licensed general contractor. And he took up fine art photography. His photographs of mid-sierra wildflowers have been featured in California magazines and newspapers.

After we had more or less retired (we’re workaholics, so retirement simply means, changing what we do each day), we suffered a serious car wreck that changed our lives.

We were waiting at a red light when a texting drive slammed into us at 60 miles per hour. She totaled both cars in an explosion of glass and metal.

Seat belts and airbags protected us from broken bones, but our bruises and aches kept us at the doctor’s office for weeks. That wreck made us realize how fleeting life can be. One minute you’re doing nothing more dangerous than waiting at a red light, and the next moment you could be on your way to the morgue.

Because of that wreck, we stopped postponing our travel dreams. Stopped saying, “We’ll go there someday.” And started traveling all over the place. Our first dream trip was a cruise through the Panama Canal.

Because we had so much fun on that trip, it seemed natural to share the fun by writing about it.. We published our first travel memoir, “Cruising Panama’s Canal, savoring 5,000 nautical miles and 500,000 decadent calories,” in 2014. And the book sold. People liked reading about our trip. We received fan mail.

We’ve written other books about other trips, and our readers continue to tell us they love our books.

So you could say we became authors because of a horrible car wreck. Or you could say we became authors because we stopped postponing our dreams. And then we shared our wonderful trips in the hopes of inspiring others to make their travel dreams come true.

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

Although we have very different tastes in reading, we share a book every night before we go to sleep. We choose a book, and then one or the other reads a chapter aloud each night until we finish the book together. Of the more than 90 books we’ve read together, here are some of our favorites:

“Travels with Charlie” by John Steinbeck.

“Blue Highways” by William Least Heat-Moon

“The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson.

“Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes

“The #1 Ladies Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith

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

President Jimmy Carter. He’s authored about 50 books, traveled all over the world, served this country honorably as President, made Habitat for Humanity a household word, teaches Sunday School almost every week in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, and is, in short, remarkable. His books cover politics, faith, family, growing up in the tiny town of Plains and many other topics. I would ask him what he gets out of writing, what the creative act of writing does for him.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I have two favorite things. First, that it is inexpensive. Unlike photography or playing an instrument or taking up a sport, writing only requires paper and a pencil (or pen). Of course we write on a computer, but you don’t have to have a computer to write. The other thing I like about writing is it helps me organize my thoughts. and therefore, helps me be a better thinker and a better communicator.

What is a typical day like for you?

Since we no longer have employers, we get up a little later than we used to. We rise about 7:30 or 8 a.m. Have breakfast. Read the newspaper. I (Sunny) walk for a mile or two. After that, I write. Al works on his photography: taking pictures with cameras he has built. Developing the film. Printing the images. After lunch we read or take a nap. Or we read and then take a nap.

After the nap, we continue our creative endeavors until supper. Al is the family cook. I clean up after the meal. We watch PBS news together. Al has three photo groups he works with during the month. I have three writers groups I take part in each month. We also have a social life with friends, family and neighbors. And before we go to sleep at night, we read the current book we’ve chosen. Then say our prayers and go to sleep.

What scene in Cruising the Mississippi was your favorite to write?

The moment of serendipity when I discover one of the American Queen star performers has a close connection to my family. But that’s the way travel is, isn’t it, you never know what magical connections you’ll make on a trip.

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

We have a theme we travel by, a theme we share with our readers. Because of that car wreck, and because of increasing age, our travel theme is: Do it now. While you can.

Sunny and Al Lockwood are the authors of the new book Cruising the Mississippi.

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The Story Behind Charlie by Elin Peer

By Elin Peer

As an author, I like to challenge myself and my readers. The ones who have followed me for a while and read most, or all of my novels, can testify that you never know what to expect from me as I play around with genres from funny to suspenseful and dive into all sorts of taboos head first. As a result, I have readers telling me about getting into lively discussions with their spouses and friends because of topics inspired by my books.

My new series, Cultivated, will no doubt have the same effect as we take on the subject of smooth talkers with the ability to control you without you even realizing that you’re under attack. The psychopaths who are skilled at making you trust them until you’re in their net and they hold power over you.

Reading this series will hopefully make you reflect on your own relationships and as a benefit it will give you an armor to recognize the traits in people who look inviting but are toxic for you.
We’re starting out with book #1 called Charlie, where Liv is called upon to go to Ireland and get her old crush, Charles, out of a cult. He’s highly intelligent and the heir to a business empire which is why the cunning cult leader Conor O’Brien targeted Charles to begin with.

As with all my books, there’s a beautiful love story at the core. Liv and Charles are two flawed and quirky people with an instant connection that has readers giggle and smile along the way. Maybe it’s the contrast between the pureness of their love and the darkness that threatens to rip them apart that make it so hard to put down the book. One of my readers, Heather Ambrose, wrote in her review, “WOW!!!! This book gave me a book hangover! I started the book and in one sitting I finished it at 4 am this morning.”

Another of my readers, George Hancocks, pointed out that these stories are more than just romance. He wrote: “Digging deep into her background as a Life Coach, she is exploring the world of mind control, brainwashing, and cults. And though this book is a romance, it is an intense and frightening story–the kind of story that shifts Peer’s work out of the world of traditional romance and into the world of literature.”

If you like stories with a solid plot, strong characters, food for thoughts, a bit of suspense, and some romantic scenes along the way, then Charlie is definitely for you! But don’t take it from me, here’s what readers are saying about the book:

“This is the first book in a new series and boy does it start with a bang.” Read All About It

“I was either grinning, laughing or gripping my armrest.” Diane

“This book had me on edge. I was so sure I wouldn’t like it. I don’t care for books about cults. I loved the hero and heroine. This was a great, suspenseful story. I stayed up till 4 am to finish it.” Wickedly Sweet and Synful Book Blog Twilla

“Wow!! After reading and loving the Men of the North series (in my top 2 favorite series ever!) by Elin Peer I was excited to read Charlie. I don’t think I have ever read a book that elicited so many different emotions from me. There were moments where I laughed, cried, yelled, and even curled into a ball under my blanket in suspense.” Holly Fosdick

“I was skeptical about how Elin could switch from her last series (Men of the North). Wow, she did it with excellence. I couldn’t put this book down. What a great beginning to the series.” Judy

So, there you have it. There’s a new fresh and very unique romance on the market that is guaranteed to make your book club meetings lively with great discussions. Download your copy of Charlie today and allow yourself to indulge in a night of reading.

Love Elin

 

Elin Peer is the author of the new book Charlie.

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THE GAME YOU PLAY (Rixon Raiders #2) by L.A. COTTON

'He refused to give me the one thing that I really wanted. His heart.’

This Author writes the ultimate angst and enemies to lover’s romance. Readers who love high school bully romance and YA/NA sports romance will LOVE this series. It certainly invoked a lot of emotions in us and we were in a love-hate relationship with a lot of the characters along the way. We now cannot wait for the third book in this series. 

We really enjoyed the high school dramatics, the soul searching and the sentiments, but we have to say we thrived on the intense angst that was so well written in this story. L.A. Cotton did a brilliant job with redemption and showing that what made the characters act in certain ways did not ultimately define them nor determine who they’d eventually become. Everyone deserves love and happiness because underneath a hard front, a human soft centre resides. ‘

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Our Audiobook Playlist For September | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For September | 2019

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in September. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone, from mystery, literary fiction, fantasy, romance, and biography/memoir. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


You Have to Believe Me

by Sunday Tomassetti

Release Date: September 20, 2019

Every day after work, Dove Damiani drives past her ex-house, where her ex-husband lives with her ex-yoga instructor. Her ex-life that used to be perfect. From the outside, Dove seems to be bitter and resentful. So when her former husband is found dead in the birch grove outside of Dove’s apartment, no time is wasted in making her a person of interest.

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Anyone But Rich

by Penelope Bloom

Release Date: September 3, 2019

The first book in the new Anyone But… series by Penelope Bloom… My best friend and I made a promise to each other seven years ago. No matter what, we wouldn’t date one of the King Brothers. But guess who just flew back into our lives on a private jet? And guess who showed up to my job on my first day? Richard King. It didn’t take me long to realize he hadn’t changed.

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Permanent Record

by Edward Snowden

Release Date: September 17, 2019

For the first time, listen to the life of Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US Government for mass surveillance. Learn how he helped to build this surveillance system and the reasons why he was compelled to expose the truth.

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Immortals

by Joshua Smith

Release Date: September 17, 2019

The first book in the new Essencers of Aelathis series by Joshua Smith… Stories have been told for thousands of years about a terrible sorceress who’s given all her power to end the ancient world. But the stories were just that. There are signs of Sorceress Jocina’s power returning. And she wants to finish the job.

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A Better Man

by Louise Penny

Release Date: August 27, 2019

A new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Louise Penny… It is Gamache’s first day back as the head of the homicide department and floodwaters are rising across the province. Amidst the turmoil, a father approaches Gamache asking for help to find his daughter. As more crisis’ emerge, he is tempted to call off the search for Vivienne Godin, but with a daughter of his own, he develops an empathy for this distraught father.

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Instant Gratification

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: August 27, 2019

I am the premier best-man-for hire in Manhattan. I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” I turn to my best friend’s sister. She’s also my good friend and I lust after her completely… I mean Trust her completely. We’ve only fallen off the wagon once, I’m sure we can make it through these weddings.

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The Buzziest Books of September | 2019

The Buzziest Books of September | 2019

The month of September was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of September. Happy reading!


The Institute

by Stephen King

Release Date: September 10, 2019

On a quiet suburban street in Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Elis’s parents and he is loaded into a black SUV. In the morning he wakes up at The Institute. He is in a room that looks just like his own but with no windows. Outside his door are other doors, all that have other kids… kids with special talents.

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The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood

Release Date: September 10, 2019

The sequel to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale… Fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale the Republic of Gilead regime maintains its grip on power. But it may be starting to rot from within. Follow three very different women as their lives converge.

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The Water Dancer

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Release Date: September 24, 2019

The new book from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates… Hiram Walker’s mother was sold away when he was very young, he was robbed of all memory of her. But he was gifted a mysterious power. This power saved his life when he almost drowned in a river years later. Hiram’s brush with death spurs a daring scheme… to escape the only home he has ever known.

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All He’ll Ever Be

by Willow Winters

Release Date: September 22, 2019

The entire Merciless series in one complete collection… I now understand why Beauty fell in love with the Beast. But there is no magical rose that will turn Carter Cross into a prince. He will always be a beast. He is a cold-hearted mafia king that is trapped in a castle of his own making. I am the daughter of his enemy. I am his new possession.

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The Immortal City

by Amy Kuivalainen

Release Date: September 19, 2019

Dr. Penelope Bryne has always been intrigued by the unexplainable and magical history of Atlantis. When an ancient script is found at a murder site, she travels to Venice to help solve the mystery. There she meets Alexis Donato and everything she believes is challenged. What she doesn’t know is that Alexis has spent many years trying to sabotage Penelope’s career and cover up the truth… that Atlantis had seven magicians who survived and it is up to him to protect them.

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The Clockwork House

by Wendy Saunders

Release Date: August 26, 2019

Ava Cortez spent her childhood drifting from town to town, dreaming of a normal life and a home to call her own. When her mother passes away, she makes a shocking discovery that her mother had a significant amount of money which she concealed from her. It turns out she also had an old rambling Victorian house on a small island in Midnight, Maine. The place where her mother was born.

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The Mars One Incident

by Kelly Curtis

Release Date: August 30, 2019

In 2635, the people on Earth live in a utopia that is free of tech. Captain Alma Johnson is one of the few permitted to use technology as a part of the human fleet. It is up to her and her starship to protect humanity’s holdings in the solar system, one that is overpopulated with aggressive aliens and pirates. But now she finds herself on a doomed mission.

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Two Worlds of Provenance

by Angelina J. Steffort

Release Date: August 31, 2019

The first book in the Two Worlds series by bestselling author Angelina J. Steffort… When Maray Johnson heads out to explore her new neighborhood, she certainly didn’t expect to see a medieval sword fight. She definitely didn’t expect to be the first responder to an injured boy, who despite having some serious wounds, has the nerve to kidnap her into an alternate dimension.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | September 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! September had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Stuart Woods, Linwood Barclay, John Sandford, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, John Scalzi, Marie Lu, Margaret Rogerson, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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Books To Read If You Like Historical Romance

Books To Read If You Like Historical Romance

Are you looking for a little romance in your life? Go back in time and fall in love with some fantastic new historical romance books. Check out these new releases from bestselling authors Suzanne Tierney, Darcy Burke, Laura Lee Guhrke, Christi Caldwell, Jillian Eaton, and Caroline Linden. Enjoy these new books to read if you like historical romance!


The Art of the Scandal

by Suzanne Tierney

Release Date: August 28, 2019

Lady Lydia Pierpont was jilted by her fiancé, abandoned by her father, and scorned by her friends. She and her pregnant sister will soon be homeless unless she can charm a mysterious South African for the deed to her family home… Simon Cohen is out to reclaim his mother’s name from the aristocracy. With an art collection worth millions and the National Gallery begging for donations, revenge is within reach. When Lydia points out one of his works is a forgery, they strike a deal.

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The Red Hot Earl

by Darcy Burke

Release Date: September 24, 2019

Once an untitled misfit that was tormented at Oxford, the Earl of Buckleigh has overcome many challenges in his life. He is eager for the future, especially when it comes to his oldest friend, Bianca. She needs help with the annual holiday party and Ash plans to rescue the event. When bullies from his past reappear, he will have to risk everything to put the past behind him.

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Heiress Gone Wild

by Laura Lee Guhrke

Release Date: September 24, 2019

After promising a dying friend that he would be the guardian to his daughter, Jonathan Deverill imagined a girl in pigtails and pinafores. A girl he could leave behind at a finishing school. But Marjorie McGann is nothing like he imagined. She is a fully-grown, defiant beauty with a longing for romance. She is going to make his guardianship a living hell.

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The Spitfire

by Christi Caldwell

Release Date: September 17, 2019

The fifth book in the Wicked Wallflowers series by bestselling author Christi Caldwell… Clara Winters has left behind her sinful life as a courtesan and madam. One night, she sees a man injured on the streets of East London. After rushing to his aid and bringing him home, she soon discovers he is Henry March, the Earl of Waterson and a member of parliament. Being a nursemaid to a nobleman can lead to no good.

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The Autumn Duke

by Jillian Eaton

Release Date: September 17, 2019

The fourth book in A Duke for All Seasons series by Jillian Eaton… As the daughter of a marquess, Lady Katherine “Kitty” Dower is accustomed to always getting what she wants. What she wants is the handsome Duke of Wakefield. He checks all the boxes on her list and would be the perfect husband. Unfortunately, the duke has no interest in getting married. Byron is scarred from his past and has closed his heart off to everything and everyone.

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When the Marquess Was Mine

by Caroline Linden

Release Date: September 24, 2019

Georgina Lucas despises the Marquess of Westmorland. She despised him even before she learned that he won the deed to her friend Kitty’s home in a game of cards. Georgina is sure he wouldn’t come all the way to Derbyshire to kick them out… then he shows up, bloody and unconscious.

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Books To Read If You Like Agatha Christie

Books To Read If You Like Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is often regarded as one of the best mystery authors of all time. Born in 1980, she wrote over 80 novels and short stories over six decades. If you are a reader that can’t get enough of mystery and thriller genre, we think you’ll love these books to read if you like Agatha Christie!


The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series

by Willow Rose

Release Date: September 20, 2019

The first three books in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series by bestselling author Willow Rose… Join ex FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas on some confounding murder cases in Don’t Lie To Me, What You Did, and Never Ever.

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Testarossa

by JD Cary

Release Date: September 24, 2019

An LAPD cop with an NYPD attitude, John Testarossa has seen it all. Death is just a part of the job for this red-headed Italian from Brooklyn. When an arm is found on a Santa Monica beach, and then the body to which it was attached is discovered, John and his partner Alex Ortis must enter the world of college sports to uncover the truth.

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Kittyzen’s Arrest

by Addison Moore

Release Date: September 24, 2019

Bizzy Baker has the ability to read minds, both human and animal. While running the Country Cottage Inn, she stumbles upon a body. Bizzy is determined to find the killer and will need help from her kitten, a dog, and an ornery homicide detective.

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The Adults in the Room

by Jeffrey Mechling

Release Date: April 8, 2019

After being diagnosed with retrograde amnesia, retired CIA Agent Tim Hall is afraid that what he can’t remember may come back to haunt him. Now living in Baltimore, Tim now spends most of his time at a local bar. He is attracted to the owner, Mary Ann, but is hesitant about pursuing her. In a desperate attempt to regain his memory, Tim travels to the Dominican Republic for a stem cell trial. But suddenly people who know about Tim’s past begin to surface.

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You Have to Believe Me

by Sunday Tomassetti

Release Date: September 19, 2019

Every day after work, Dove Damiani drives past her ex-house, where her ex-husband lives with her ex-yoga instructor. Her ex-life that used to be perfect. From the outside, Dove seems to be bitter and resentful. So when her former husband is found dead in the birch grove outside of Dove’s apartment, no time is wasted in making her a person of interest.

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Sarah

by J K Gunne

Release Date: August 12, 2019

After moving to his son’s family in Brussel, Denny Barrett left behind a world of violence in Belfast. He is very content with his new peaceful life with his son and daughter-in-law, but the has a special affection for their spoilt youngest child, Sarah. One day, while at the market with her, Sarah vanishes. The police aren’t able to find her, so he takes the hunt online to find her.

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