New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | January 14

Literary fiction readers are in for a treat. This week’s latest releases list is full of intriguing reads you won’t want to miss! The new releases list includes so many bestselling authors like Melanie Summers, Zora Neale Hurston, Maja Lunde, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy reading!



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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | January 14

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Evan Currie, Jesse Wilson, Mike CHen, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from P.G. Allison, M.D. Massey, E.A. Copen, Martha Carr, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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New Young Adult Books to Read | January 14

Are you an avid reader of Young Adult books? This week you are in luck! With all of these new novels, you’re bound to find a new favorite book to add to your reading list. This week includes new novels from bestselling authors Ransom Riggs, Adam Silvera, Anna-Marie McLemore, and many more. Enjoy your new young adult books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | January 14

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Mae Adams, Anna Wiener, Colin O’Brady, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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Interview with P.G. Allison, Author of Tracy the Fire Witch

What can you tell us about your new release, Tracy the Fire Witch?

It’s a novella about a character I’ve created in the Missy the Werecat series. I thought I could use this story about how Tracy spends her spring break, dealing with terrorists over in Germany, to start a new series about Tracy. I hope to write future books focusing on her, outside of the adventures she has in the series about Missy.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve read lots of fantasy books about witches and werewolves and I really enjoy the genre but it always seems the focus is all about the supernaturals with their interactions with humans being almost non-existent, other than those humans who are “prey or food” (for vampires) or else those to hide from and avoid (for werewolves). Also, the werewolf books are all about the packs and the Alphas. What I wanted was a book where: “There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no Alpha”. So … I decided to write one, just to see if I could. I thought trying to write such a fantasy might be fun … and, it was! I’m enjoying what I’ve created and it seems my readers seem to “get” what I’m doing and enjoy my books as well. Now, after seven books about Missy the Werecat, who is both a were and a witch, I thought I’d try a new series in the same world about her good witch friend Tracy, who is also a cadet at West Point.

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

I have many favorites and love to read books in a series by great authors. I’ll mention just a few, showing some of what I like:

The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
The Travis McGee Series by John D. MacDonald
The Psy-Changelings Series by Nalini Singh
The Mercedes Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

And, here are some more authors whom I enjoy; I always read everything they write: Kelley Armstrong, David Baldacci, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Lee Child, Sierra Dean, Jennifer Estep, John Grisham, Kim Harrison, Faith Hunter, Chloe Neill, Wayne Stinnett, Carrie Vaughn, Rachel Vincent and Eileen Wilks.

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

I would never be host of a talk show; I’d be terrible. I would have loved to interview John D. MacDonald but he passed away years ago. He was such a prolific writer and each of his stories really holds your interest. Crime, suspense, human interest, hard-boiled thrillers — he wrote so many things in so many ways. How did he do it?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Not knowing when I start writing things just where the story will end up going. As I try to work through each situation which my characters find themselves getting into, possible scenarios and dialog will evolve and the result will often go places I’d never dreamed of. Then, of course, I go back and rewrite and edit and rewrite some more, but the storyline has emerged and it’s fun to see just what has happened.

What is a typical day like for you?

Some days I’m able to write and some days I’m not. There are so many other things going on, so it always depends. Work, family, friends, try to stay fit, try to change what I can’t accept and accept what I can’t change. You know … life!

What scene in Tracy the Fire Witch was your favorite to write?

I love trying to include some humor. Those scenes usually include Tracy’s soulmate John and the banter between the two of them often provides opportunities for fun and frolic.

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

Plan your work, then work your plan!

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REVEREND OF SILENCE by PAMELA SPARKMAN

5 magnificent stars!

“Lord, am I old enough to have a broken heart? Because I think Lucy Hallison broke mine tonight.”…And something in me believed she probably always would.

The Reverend of Silence is one of the most stunningly written coming of age stories we’ve read in a long time. Pamela Sparkman transported us back to where this story begins -1814- with her words and we were enthralled from the very first page. 

A wonderful depiction of a time in history written so powerfully, yet exquisite in its vivid imagery and intense emotion. Reverend of Silence is a work of art as a historical fictional romance which showcases the judgement of society. The romance was breath-taking, the struggles and condemnation frustrating, yet it was also inspirational with its human perseverance and unwavering hope for a better future for those we love. We not only cried at the beauty, but we also cried at the injustice of it all. Pamela Sparkman is a magnificent writer and we cannot adequately express our overwhelming love for Sam and Lucy’s story which is one of beautiful friendships, survival and love.

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Books to Read If You Like Parker S. Huntington

Books to Read If You Like Parker S. Huntington

Parker S. Huntington is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance. If you’re a fan of her recent popular release Devious Lies or are just searching for a steamy new read to get lost in, we think you’ll adore these latest romance books to read if you like Parker S. Huntington. Enjoy!


Royal Playboy

by Nana Malone

Release Date: January 7, 2020

The first book in the Playboy Prince Duet by USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone… I’ve been called a lot of things. Prodigal son. Black Sheep. Playboy Prince. Merciful is not one of them. But I don’t care what you call me, as long as I get what I want and crave… and it’s not the crown. She is the Princess I didn’t see coming. I will give up anything to have her. Well… almost anything.

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One Blissful Night

by A.M. Hargrove

Release Date: January 4, 2020

He made a promise and I believed him. Brax Kent is a liar and shattered every piece of me. It was several years before I could go through a day without shedding a tear. Hate was the only thing I had left pushing me through the day. Then seven years later he shows up as my next-door neighbor… and he wants me back. Can I trust the man that ruined me?

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Ruthless Love

by Penelope Bloom

Release Date: January 2, 2020

I was the girl that nobody noticed. But then everything changed when I moved next door to Parker High’s most eligible bastard, Tristan Blackwood. Apparently being able to throw a football elevates you to god status around here. He could have had anyone he wanted but somehow all he wanted was to torment me. This devil in a letterman jacket only wants to be my nightmare. And when my pride isn’t enough for him, he decides he wants my body.

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Leave Me Breathless: The Ivy Collection

by Sophia Henry, KL Donn, Evan Grace, Ashley Lane, C.M. Lally, Michelle Windsor, K.L. Humphreys, and Natalie Hill

Release Date: January 7, 2020

Leave Me Breathless: The Ivy Collection is a set of eight standalone love stories from bestselling romance authors. The collection includes Faceoff by Sophia Henry, Anti-Venom: Vipers MC by Ashley Lane, Saint’s Angel by K.L. Humphreys, Legend by C.M. Lally, Catching Chase by Michelle Windsor, and The Change Up by Evan Grace.

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Tempted to Kiss

by W. Winters

Release Date: January 7, 2020

The third book in the Hard to Love series by USA Today Bestselling Author W. Winters… I knew I shouldn’t have fallen for him and I’m not the only one to ever do such a thing. I know I am not an awful person for desiring his touch, his kiss, his everything. But I knew I shouldn’t have. There’s something about it being wrong that tempts me that much more.

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Twice as Sexy

by Carly Phillips

Release Date: January 7, 2020

The second book in The Sexy Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips… Tanner Grayson is trying to outrun the demons of his past. He has the rap sheet to prove it. The only thing that keeps his anger in check are the men he calls brothers and the club he calls home. He had no business taking the sexy woman doing shots in his club upstairs. Now he knows one night will never be enough.

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Must-Read Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels | January 2020

Must-Read Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels | January 2020

Have you been on the lookout for some new fantasy and science fiction novels for your New Year’s reading list? You won’t want to miss these amazing new releases from bestselling authors M.D. Massey, Mark Anthony, P.G. Allison, Jeffrey Freedman, Seanan McGuire, and C.J. Cherryh. Enjoy your new fantasy and science fiction novels!


Blood Bound

by M.D. Massey

Release Date: December 27, 2019

The fifth book in the Junkyard Druid Novellas series by bestselling author M.D. Massey. This short story collection includes three separate novelette-length stories in the Colin McCool series: Voodoo Ball, Prince Mark’s Price, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. Start reading this exciting urban fantasy collection to learn more about a thieving slenderman, a dark wizard on a quest to save a comic book store, and a zombie corgi.

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Displaced

by Mark Anthony

Release Date: November 19, 2019

The first book in the Alternate Reality series by Mark Anthony… The year is 2040. Automated systems and A.I. robots perform most work obligations. Many humans have lost their societal value and struggle with their new reality. Eric Ryan sympathizes with their hardship. Eric’s career as a neuropsychologist ended after medical tech pushed him into obsolescence. He now works with the displaced as a community therapist. But one day a robot unexpectedly shows up looking for mental health services.

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Tracy the Fire Witch

by P.G. Allison

Release Date: December 23, 2019

Tracy is just about to start her spring break vacation from West Point when a nightclub in Munich is bombed by terrorists. The U.S. Government’s special task force has asked her to join the team being sent to Germany. The team already has a witch and a couple of werewolves. Tracy will provide them with some added firepower and hopefully stir up the terrorists and make them scramble.

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The Spark Anomaly

by Jeffrey Freedman

Release Date: October 12, 2019

What happens when two earthquakes occur 42 minutes apart in Chile and China? The end of the world… As he drives his rescue vehicle across the magma lake toward the destroyed volcanic generator’s intake pipe, Arnold Spark wonders if his design is to blame for the catastrophe. Now he searches the globe for truth.

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Come Tumbling Down

by Seanan McGuire

Release Date: January 7, 2020

The fifth book in the Wayward Children series by New York Times Bestselling Author Seanan McGuire… When Jack left Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children, she was carrying the body of her sister back to their home on the Moors. The same sister she murdered in a fit of righteous justice. But it seems death in their adopted world isn’t as permanent as it is here. It is clear something has happened to Jack. Something terrible.

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Resurgence

by C.J. Cherryh

Release Date: January 7, 2020

The 20th book in the Foreigner series by C.J. Cherryh… Bren Cameron is a diplomat in residence, usually representing the ruler of the atevi state. But the dowager, Ilisidi, has been known to borrow his services from time to time. She has her own notions of how to solve the simmering hostilities in the south and will play one problem against another. She is betting the lives of the people on being right.

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THE TWO LIVES OF LYDIA BIRD by JOSIE SILVER

‘That’s the deal we make when we love someone, isn’t it? Somewhere along the path, one person is always going to have to find a way to carry on without the other.’

Anyone who has experienced a loss will connect to Lydia’s story and share in her desperation to keep the memory alive of her first and only love, Freddie Hunter, a man who entered her life in a whirlwind when they were only 14.  A love that began at innocent and clumsy adolescence to present time when they’re on the cusp of marriage, ready to spend the rest of their lives together, sharing a true and unwavering love; when it’s all cruelly ripped away.

Josie Silver is such a gifted and beautiful storyteller, and her way of infusing so much feeling into her stories have thus far, held us captivated as we once again fell under her talented spell. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerfully reflective story and it’s one that will make you smile, ache, laugh and cry as you champion for Lydia to find the will to find herself in the face of crippling grief.

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Interview with the Authors of Leave Me Breathless: The Ivy Collection

What can you tell us about your new release, Leave Me Breathless: The Ivy Collection?

Response from author KL Donn: My title, Command, is one of the books in the Leave Me Breathless Ivy Collection. It was originally titled Bought Bride and supposed to be released in Fiona Davenport’s PVB Kindle world before the program closed in 2018. It’s a spin-off of my dark romance series: The Adair Empire. While it has some scenes that could have gone to the dark side (Channeling my inner Star Wars here LOL) I kept it lighter, more contemporary. Viktor is an intense man who deserved the light Emmy brought to his life after he did some not so savory things in his younger days.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Response from CM Lally: I’ve been influenced by a who and a what. First who: other Indie authors inspired me to be an author. Just seeing their reactions to my reviews and watching them post on Facebook about building the story up from overheard conversations to finding the perfect muse, it made me want a piece of that. It is an unbridled joy when a great review validates your time and efforts. For the what of inspiring me, it was the feeling of not being satisfied with some aspect of a story I was reading. My brain wanted it to go another way. Not to say my way would have been better, just what I expected with my experiences for their HEA or whatever was going on. I would become so invested in their story, I wanted control over it’s middle or ending or whatever part I didn’t like. So I decided to write my own.

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

Response from K.L. Humphreys:

When It Rains by Lisa De Jong

Lady Luck By Kristen Ashley

Scream for Me By Karen Rose

Yes to Everything By Shayne McClendon

Game of The Heart by Kristen Ashley

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

Response from author Sophia Henry: I would have Stephen King as my first guest. (I like to aim high.) I’d ask him how he comes up with his ideas. I truly believe he is an unmatched genius in the modern literary world. It’s absolutely amazing to me that he has consistently come up with so many high-concept ideas over multiple genres. He appeals not just to horror fans but also to the masses, evoking extreme emotion with stories such as Stand By Me, The Green Mile, and Shawshank Redemption.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Response from author Sophia Henry: Being able to use my platform to connect with readers on a personal level. Sometimes I call my books “social commentary wrapped up in a happily ever after.” It’s important for me to use real issues we face every day in my stories. I love when readers tell me they empathize with characters, see themselves in a character, or want to be friends with my characters! I love when readers tell me my books helped them through a tough time in their life. I love when readers tell me my books helped them see a different perspective.

What is a typical day like for you?

Response from author Evan Grace: I get up at 6 every morning to get everyone up and ready for school and work. We’re a one car family so after I drop everyone off I go lift weights for about an hour. Once I get home I get cleaned up and then sit down to write for a few hours until it’s time to pick everyone up. After dinner I do some admin stuff then I write until about 9 or 10pm and then lay in bed, reading until I finally go to sleep.

What scene in Leave Me Breathless: The Ivy Collection was your favorite to write?

Response from Michelle Windsor: My absolute favorite scene to write in Catching Chase was when Jasper Chase finds out he has a three year old child from a woman he fell for four years earlier. There are so many emotions that I had to write; confusion, shock, anger, betrayal, in such quick succession. It wasn’t anything I had written before, so it was a great new challenge, and I think it came out beautifully! Can’t wait for everyone to read it!

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

Response from CM Lally: My motto for writing is “to do the story and characters justice”. By this I mean…do the research needed, take time to find the perfect words by understanding where you want their story to go. It may be fiction but it’s an escape and the feelings still need to be real.

Leave Me Breathless: The Ivy Collection

 

Leave Me Breathless: The Ivy Collection is the new romance collection from KL Donn, Ashley Lane, Evan Grace, K.L. Humphreys, C.M. Lally, Natalie Hill, Michelle Windsor, and Sophia Henry.

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