Literature & Fiction Books For Your New Year’s Reading List | 2021

Literature & Fiction Books For Your New Year’s Reading List | 2021

Does your New Year’s reading list need some intriguing literature & Fiction books? We’ve done all the searching for you and made a list of some of our favorites! Check out these amazing releases from bestselling authors J.K. Jones, Julia Kelly, Eley Williams, Torrey Peters, Robert Jones, Jr., and Melanie Benjamin. You can start reading these new literature & fiction Books right now!


Years of Silence

by J.K. Jones

Release Date: December 30, 2020

Billionaire Tycoon Zander Wright is no stranger to loneliness. However, what happens when his friend turned enemy comes back? Knowing Vadim is like dancing the space between heaven and hell. The ocean is an inch between ecstasy and misery. Like all things long since forgotten, young love always remains the most crippling of pain. Zander Wright is aware of this. He’s felt the fatal blow of being love-struck—bludgeoned violently over the head with the taste and feel of utopia in his arms and in his bed. Vadim Oblonsky will always be the one thing he wants, but can never have.

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The Last Garden in England

by Julia Kelly

Release Date: January 12, 2021

The new book from Julia Kelly, the bestselling author of The Light Over London and The Whispers of War… Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the gardens’ past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden.

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The Liar’s Dictionary

by Eley Williams

Release Date: January 5, 2021

Peter Winceworth is a Victorian lexicographer. While toiling away at the letter S for Swansby’s multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary, his disaffection compels him to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, is tasked with uncovering these mountweazels before the work is digitized.

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Detransition, Baby

by Torrey Peters

Release Date: January 12, 2021

Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn’t hate. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts. A child was the only thing missing. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Now Reese is caught in a self-destructive pattern.

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The Prophets

by Robert Jones, Jr.

Release Date: January 5, 2021

Since the beginning, Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. This is the way it will be until the end. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. But when an older man–a fellow slave–seeks to gain favor by preaching the master’s gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own.

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The Children’s Blizzard

by Melanie Benjamin

Release Date: January 12, 2021

The latest novel from the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Aviator’s Wife… It was unusually mild the morning of January 12, 1888. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota Territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats, after a punishing cold spell. This left them totally unprepared when disaster struck.

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New Biography & Memoir Books For Your Reading List | January 2021

New Biography & Memoir Books For Your Reading List | January 2021

Do you need some new biography & memoir books to dive into this month? You’ve come to the right place because we’ve made a list of some of our latest reading list recommendations! Don’t miss the new books from Maria Trautman, Charlie Gilmour, Dan Morain, Clive Irving, Alexi Pappas, and Tana Amen. Enjoy your new biography & memoir books!


After All…

by Maria Trautman

Release Date: September 27, 2020

After All… is an inspiring memoir of one woman’s survival of childhood abuse and neglect. As a baby, Maria Trautman was abandoned at birth by her mother and raised by her adoring grandmother. But when her grandmother passed, she was sent to live with her cruel and cold-hearted mother. After years of emotional and physical attacks, she built up the courage to leave Portugal and emigrated to Canada to seek sanctuary with her aunt. But when her uncle continued the cycle of abuse, she feared it would never stop.

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Featherhood

by Charlie Gilmour

Release Date: January 5, 2021

“I loved every single page.” — Elton John… Featherhood is a moving memoir about a young man named Charlie Gilmour that saves a baby magpie that falls out of its nest and into his hands. By the time the creature develops shiny black feathers that inspire his name Benzene, the two have forged an unbreakable bond. While he cares for the bird, Charlie discovers his biological father, an eccentric poet named Heathcote Williams, is ill. He soon finds one of his poems that talks about a young jackdaw that captured his affection… Over time, Charlie unravels his fear about repeating the past and embraces the role of father himself.

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Kamala’s Way

by Dan Morain

Release Date: January 12, 2021

Kamala’s Way is a new biography about Kamala Harris, the first black woman to stand for Vice President. The book charts how the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of the country’s most effective power players. While Kamala has not shared much about her life, Los Angeles Times reporter Dan Morain has been there from the start.

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The Last Queen

by Clive Irving

Release Date: January 5, 2021

Clive Irving’s new narrative biography The Last Queen probes the question of the British monarchy’s longevity. In 2021, Queen Elizabeth II finally appears to be at ease in the modern world, helped by the new generation of Windsors. But through Irving’s unique insight there emerges a more fragile institution, whose extraordinarily dutiful matriarch has managed to persevere with dignity, yet in doing so made a Faustian pact with the media.

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Bravey

by Alexi Pappas

Release Date: January 12, 2021

“Heartbreaking and hilarious.”—Mindy Kaling… When Alexi Pappas—Olympic athlete, actress, filmmaker, and writer—was four years old, her mother died by suicide. This drastically altered the course of Pappas’s life and set her on a search for female role models. When her father signed his daughter up for sports teams as a way to keep her busy, female athletes became the first women Pappas looked up to, and her Olympic dream was born.

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The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child

by Tana Amen

Release Date: January 5, 2021

“What a journey! With in-your-face honesty, Tana reveals how she was able to turn her pain into purpose. For anyone who has been faced with unspeakable loss, this message is so important.” – Jay Shetty… The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child follows Tana Amen as she shares her story of transformation. It follows along from growing up in poverty, a bullied latch-key kid raised on junk food, to becoming a world-renowned food and fitness expert.

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Must-Read Romance Novels | January 2021

Must-Read Romance Novels | January 2021

There have been some amazing new romance novels released this month, so we thought we’d make a list of some of our favorites so far. Don’t miss these hot releases from bestselling authors Esther E. Schmidt, Bella Klaus, Raine Miller, Penelope Bloom, Tracey Jerald, Rachel Van Dyken, and more. Enjoy your new romance books!


Broken Deeds MC: Second Generation #1

by Esther E. Schmidt

Release Date: January 12, 2021

The first book in a new series by USA Today Bestselling Author Esther E. Schmidt… Taking over as the President of Broken Deeds MC, claiming an old lady, getting married, becoming a father; Archer has hit life full throttle ever since he took the gavel from his father. Life at breakneck speed opens the door for possibilities and for a man in his position, this can quickly turn any incident into a life or death situation.

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Allure of the Vampire King

by Bella Klaus

Release Date: January 12, 2021

The first book in the Blood Fire Saga by Bella Klaus… I’m no one—just a magic-less woman who fled the supernatural world after being dumped and humiliated by the most powerful vampire in Britain. He made me a laughing stock , a cautionary tale. I had no choice but to leave. That was a long time ago. I got over the betrayal. Now, I’m on the mend. But when an assassin tracks me down to London, claiming that a deadly power thrums beneath my veins, only one person is strong enough to save my hide: Valentine Sargon—the Vampire King who stole my virginity and broke my heart.

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My Lord

by Raine Miller

Release Date: January 8, 2021

The second book in The Rothvale Legacy Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Raine Miller… A collection of paintings has complicated Lord Rothvale’s life in ways he could never imagine. Actually, make that a beautiful art specialist from the University of London responsible for the complications in his life. He’s sure about one thing though. Before Gabrielle Hargreave blew back into his sights on a stormy summer night, he never felt this good. She’s turned his world upside down, along with his wounded heart.

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Kiss Kiss Fang Fang

by Penelope Bloom

Release Date: January 6, 2021

I don’t usually fang and tell, but she earned an exception. The hapless woman who accidentally released me. The one who nearly got herself killed mere hours later. So I saved her, but my help came with a price. The only way to save her life was to bond her–to link us so powerfully we’d have to spend every waking hour together for the next few weeks. I was ready for the bond, but I wasn’t ready for her. Her impossible to crush perky outlook. Her big eyes that never seem to dim, no matter how far into my blackened soul they saw.

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Return by Sea

by Tracey Jerald

Release Date: January 11, 2021

The third book in the Glacier Adventure Series by Tracey Jerald… I lost my heart to a man who walked away without looking back. Over the years, I dealt with the hand life dealt me, slowly shutting down my soul. My heart, carefully protected by soft blankets, has been safely packed away. Until now. For twenty years, I’ve loved MMA fighter Nicholas Cain. He may be back but neither of us are the same people we were then. We’ve been polished, punished by life’s harshest seas.

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A Kiss For You

by Rachel Van Dyken, Staci Hart, T.M. Frazier, and K.A. Linde

Release Date: January 10, 2021

A Kiss for You is a collection of four romances, you’ll be glad you devoured. Over 800 pages and 4 standalone novels that readers can’t stop talking about.⁣ The four best-selling novels included are: ⁣The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken, Bad Penny by Staci Hart, King by T.M. Frazier, and The Wright Brother by K.A Linde.

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Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels | January 2021

Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels | January 2021

Have you been searching high and low to find your next favorite science fiction and fantasy novel? Don’t miss our latest must-read book recommendations from Marti Ward, Marcus Abshire, Philip Nolen, Claire Contreras, Arwen Paris, and G J Ogden. Enjoy your new books and happy reading!


Moraturi Ring: Paradisi Chronicles

by Marti Ward

Release Date: January 4, 2021

The third book in the Lost Mission Series by Marti Ward… SS Moraturi is a Lunar Earth Transfer Orbiter that is taking two cryoholds full of colonists to New Eden, an earth-like planet in the Paradisi system, 2.5 million light-years from Earth in the Andromeda galaxy. Eva’s problem is that the trip that was to take one year is now going to take decades – their emergency supplies were based on 200% of expected needs for just 16 crew members with the 500 passengers in cryo, and the cryotechnology can’t keep them alive for even a decade at a stretch.

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Dark Burn

by Marcus Abshire

Release Date: December 25, 2020

The first book in the Ways of the Warlock Series by Marcus Ashire… My name is Jakobus Shaw and all I want is to be left the hell alone. Once upon a time, I was a warlock. I killed, I tortured, I did all kinds of horrible things for more power, for more control, but I have tried hard to put that all behind me. Now, someone just framed me for murder. A coven of white witches thinks I killed one of their own and they want their pound of flesh. My past is coming back to haunt me and there isn’t a damn thing I can do to stop it.

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Quantum Surge

by Philip Nolen

Release Date: December 5, 2020

“New military science fiction with both the physics and the history meticulously worked out in interesting ways.” The first book in The Jankin Decatur Series by Philip Nolen… It was the time of the fabled First Colonies. It was humanity’s first steps beyond the star of our origin. It was the beginning of a period of great galactic expansion brought on by the discovery of the most minuscule particle in the universe. It was an age that so tried the soul of humankind as to have nearly brought Homo sapiens to an end.

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Fables & Other Lies

by Claire Contreras

Release Date: December 20, 2020

“It is hands down one the most refreshing, magical, intense, twisty reads of 2020!” The new novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Claire Contreras… Do you believe in curses? I never did. Not until that fated night, six years ago, when I sat in The Devil’s Chair and made a wish. Not until it came true. Not until I met River Caliban himself, heir to a fortune of curses. My fated sworn enemy.

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Relic Bounty

by Arwen Paris

Release Date: December 30, 2020

Bounty hunter Janis Torzen finally has a chance to free himself from his indentured servitude to the mob. The brutal weather on planet Urrak is as unforgiving as the mob boss Janis works for, so of course a sudden sandstorm upsets his best laid plans. To make things worse, the courier, Everell, turns out to be a beautiful, smart-mouthed archeologist who has her own plans for the money. Unfortunately, powerful people will kill to possess the relic Everell carries—everyone from government officials to the social elite, and they will stop at nothing to get it.

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Star Scavenger: The Complete Series Books 1-5

by G J Ogden

Release Date: January 8, 2021

“I have never sat down and read 5 books so quickly. As a matter of fact, I very seldom finish a series of books.” The complete Star Scavenger series from bestselling author G J Ogden. The set includes: Guardian Outcast, Orion Rises, Goliath Emerges, Union’s End, and The Last Revocater.

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Books To Read If You Like Ava Harrison

Books To Read If You Like Ava Harrison

Ava Harrison is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance novels. Some of her recent popular releases include Tempted, Tarnished Empire, Corrupt Kingdom, and Conceal. If you’re looking for some amazing new romance novels, don’t miss these books to read if you like Ava Harrison. Our recommendation list includes the latest from Maggie Cole, JA Huss, Willow Winters, Pippa Grant, Susan Stoker, and Lucy Smoke. Enjoy!


Depths of Destruction

by Maggie Cole

The first book in the Behind Closed Doors Series by bestselling author Maggie Cole… It is a routine mission in Belize. Get in, get out, and save the women. I’m given Naomi’s photo and watch her hostage video. A desire so deep for her heats up my blood and annihilates me. Then I meet her. It accelerates my thirst, riling up my inner beast. She’s an investigative reporter and knows things she shouldn’t. But all the women have secrets… knowledge about a global force so powerful the world will implode with greed. Freedom will no longer exist. Instead of delivering her, we run.

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Bossy Brothers Luke

by JA Huss

The 7th book in the Bossy Brothers Series by New York Times Bestselling Author JA Huss… My life changed the day Zach Boston walked into it. And we’ve been inseparable best friends and lovers ever since. But he’s almost seven years younger than me and I remember all too well what my twenties were like – A new adventure every day, non-stop partying every night, and a new girl (or guy) whenever I got bored. That’s why Zach and I always have a third. Girls are how we’ve kept it fresh all year. But when this cute girl with pink hair comes sailing into our lives and upends everything—I don’t know if we’ll survive it.

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A Single Glance

by Willow Winters

The first book in the Irresistible Attraction Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Willow Winters… I saw her from across the bar. My bar. My city. Everything in that world belonged to me. She stood out from the crowd like she was looking for someone to blame for her pain. That night, I felt the depths of my mistakes. I felt my scars. With a single glance, I knew her touch would take it all away. I craved it more than anything. I knew she would be a tempting, beautiful mistake. One I would make again and again… even if it cost me everything.

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The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob

by Pippa Grant

You don’t know me, but you do know me. I’m your neighborhood hot mess single mom, doing my best to keep my head above water while running my little slice of heaven and keeping my youngest from shoving marbles up his nose, which is exactly what he’s doing the first time Levi Wilson, pop star god, world’s sexiest man, and my all-time number one celebrity obsession, walks into my bookstore. Related: I’m writing this from beyond the grave, because I’ve died of mortification and am now residing in an alternate universe.

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Shielding Jayme

by Susan Stoker

The fourth book in the Delta Team Two Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Stoker… After a decade of hard work and dedication, Jayme Caldwell’s dreams of a Seattle bakery are whisked out from under her. She’s licking her wounds in Killeen, Texas, living with her memaw, Winnie, while contemplating her future. Of course, Memaw knows exactly the kind of future her granddaughter needs…and it starts with a handsome young man she tricks into having dinner with Jayme. She’d be upset…if the man wasn’t something straight out of any red-blooded woman’s fantasies.

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Stone Cold Queen

by Lucy Smoke

The second book in the Sick Boys Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Lucy Smoke… They’re vile and twisted. The only thing more fucked up than the Sick Boys is me, and I’m ready to show them. The Sick Boys are hiding something from me. They want to pretend like I didn’t kill my rapist and they didn’t help. But we’re not ordinary college students, that much has become clear to me, and I’m growing tired of all of the lies and secrets. Their masks are cracking and finally, I’m starting to see the grotesque reality underneath.

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Non-Fiction Books For Your New Year’s Reading List | January 2020

Non-Fiction Books For Your New Year’s Reading List | January 2020

Are you looking for a new biography, memoir, or self-help book for your New Year’s reading list? You’re bound to find a new favorite read in this list of new non-fiction books from authors Kristina Hermann, Andy Biersack, Laura Morton, Sharon Bonanno, Brent Gleeson, and John Thompson. Enjoy your new books!


Raised in a Bottle

by Kristina Hermann

Release Date: December 23, 2020

Growing up in a family with alcohol abuse can leave you significantly scarred as an adult. The addiction robbed you of a caring, nurturing, secure and playful childhood, forcing you to become an adult too early. A lack of attention and compassion stifled your ability to grow into a whole person. As an adult, you might experience personal and professional problems related to feelings of abandonment or loneliness, relationship problems, low self-esteem, unhealthy coping strategies, and lack of clear boundaries. If you have felt traumatized, anxious, and depressed throughout your life, this is the book for you.

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They Don’t Need to Understand

by Andy Biersack

Release Date: December 15, 2020

Before he was the charismatic singer of Black Veil Brides and an accomplished solo artist under the Andy Black moniker, he was Andrew Dennis Biersack, an imaginative and creative kid in Cincinnati, Ohio, struggling with anxiety, fear, loneliness, and the impossible task of fitting in. With his trademark charm, clever wit, and insightful analysis, Biersack tells the story of his childhood and adolescence. The discovery of the artistic passions that would shape his life, and his decision to move to Hollywood after his 18th birthday to make his dreams come true, even when it meant living in his car to make it all a reality.

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Back on the Market

by Laura Morton

Release Date: December 29, 2020

Back on the Market is a Realtor’s guide to life, love, and dating and the multitude of challenges that come with it all. Holly Parker has sold 8 billion dollars of luxury real estate throughout her career as one of Manhattan’s most successful brokers. Through her humor and quick wit, she connects common real estate terms to everyday life, making Back on the Market a fun and unforgettable read.

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In Hindsight

by Sharon Bonanno

Release Date: December 15, 2020

Lisa and Sharon are sisters who grew up together in what appeared to be a typical suburban family. After their parents divorced, they lived with their mother in the same house throughout their childhoods and visited their father every other weekend. From the outside, everything looked fine. But by their twenties, their lives diverted radically. While Sharon moved into a career, started a family, and embarked on her adult life, Lisa tumbled in a downward spiral of lying, addiction, depression, and shame.

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Embrace the Suck

by Brent Gleeson

Release Date: December 22, 2020

During the brutal crucible of Navy SEAL training, instructors often tell students to “embrace the suck.” This phrase conveys the one lesson that is vital for any SEAL hopeful to learn: lean into the suffering and get comfortable being very uncomfortable. In this powerful, no-nonsense guide, Navy SEAL combat veteran turned leadership expert Brent Gleeson teaches you how to transform every area of your life–the Navy SEAL way.

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I Came As a Shadow

by John Thompson

Release Date: December 15, 2020

After three decades at the center of race and sports in America, the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship makes the private public at last. Chockful of stories and moving beyond mere stats (and what stats! three Final Fours, four times national coach of the year, seven Big East championships, 97 percent graduation rate), Thompson’s book drives us through his childhood under Jim Crow segregation to our current moment of racial reckoning.

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Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books For Your New Year’s Reading List | January 2020

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books For Your New Year’s Reading List | January 2020

Need some fantasy and sci-fi book recommendations for the New Year? You’ve come to the right place because we’ve rounded up some of the best new releases from bestselling authors Allen Ivers, Alexa Whitewolf, Dartanyan Johnson, Everly Frost, Neal Asher, and D.K. Holmberg. Happy reading!


The Dollfaces

by Allen Ivers

Release Date: December 23, 2020

Four women, kitted with military hardware and holographic masks, just hit a bank in broad daylight and made off with some cash – and a single deposit box… The Ministry Official tasked with catching these women knows he’s about to wade into the deep end when he connects the robbers to an estranged heiress of a criminal cartel. The young dilettante swims in the city’s urban club scene, reveling in its excesses. And along with a team of women as crazy as she is, she’s giving the criminal underworld a bit of its own medicine…

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Moonlight Rogues Boxset

by Alexa Whitewolf

Release Date: October 1, 2020

What happens when four alpha wolves land in one town, and a fairy godmother decides to play matchmaker? Chaos, of the best kind. Dominic Kosta never belonged – now he only wants Lucrezia. But can this human be the happily ever after he’s been yearning for? And can he protect her when the town comes under attack by mysterious forces?

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Crestahn Kingdom

by Dartanyan Johnson

Release Date: November 13, 2020

The first book in The Crystal of Life Series by Dartanyan Johnson… Princess Sha’ella returns home from the grandest assassins’ tournament to discover her kingdom is under attack. When the truth behind the assault unfolds, evidence reveals that her father along with the king of Crestahn has been plotting a coup against the ruler of the galaxy–and her mentor. Lendelam thought she could escape her past–where those who share her bloodline are blacklisted or murdered by the Beztiqi queen and the royal family.

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This Dark Wolf

by Everly Frost

Release Date: December 11, 2020

The first book in the Soul Bitten Shifter Series by Everly Frost… Cast out of my pack, I live in a supernatural safehouse filled with broken women. Other women come and go, but I remain. I’m waiting. For him. Tristan Masters—the ruthless alpha of the most vicious pack in the city. He fought for my life when my pack wanted to kill me. He saved me. I should be able to trust him. But I know better. Tristan Masters wants my wolf; my killer soul. When he’s ready, he will use me to destroy his enemies.

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Lockdown Tales

by Neal Asher

Release Date: December 15, 2020

Best-selling author Neal Asher was far from idle during the isolation of lockdown; he kept himself occupied in the best way possible: he wrote. And his imagination was clearly in overdrive. Five brand new novellas and novelettes and one novella reworked and expanded from a story first published in 2019. Together, they form Lockdown Tales, exploring the latter days of the Polity universe and beyond. What lies in wait for humanity after the Polity has gone?

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The Fates of Yoran

by D.K. Holmberg

Release Date: December 15, 2020

The third book in The Chain Breaker Series by D.K. Holmberg… After establishing an uneasy truce with the constables, Gavin has settled in Yoran to offer protection to his friends and the remaining magical element in the city. When a job reveals a dangerous new threat in the city, Gavin must take action. This time the target isn’t Gavin, but the city itself. Magic was banished a generation ago, but the Fates have returned. They bring a dark magic Gavin has never seen before—and might be helpless to control.

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Must-Read Literary Fiction Novels | January 2021

Must-Read Literary Fiction Novels | January 2021

Looking to add some literary fiction novels to your New Year’s reading list? Make sure you pick up our latest must-read book recommendations. Start reading the latest from best selling authors Kay Bratt, Julie Morton, Megan Chance, Chelsea G. Summers, Connie Palmen, and Kristin Harper. Enjoy your new books!


A Welcome Misfortune

by Kay Bratt

Release Date: December 25, 2020

The first book in the Sworn Sisters Series by Kay Bratt… In 1867 an infant girl called Luli is born into a middle-class Chinese family on the mainland. Her fate is altered when instead of being put to the breast of her mother, her father declares her a misfortune and she is left at the famous Chaozhou wall where many parents and grandparents abandon their unwanted girls. But the child’s mother is desperate to save her and beseeches one of her sons to step in and deliver the baby to safety.

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Deadly Keyholes

by Julie Morton

Release Date: December 29, 2020

A cornered woman is a dangerous animal. Some in Julie Morton’s second novel, Deadly Keyholes, pay for this lesson with their lives. Miranda LaVelle, an abused, neglected child of the Roaring 20s Jazz Era, is rescued from poverty and probable death by her great aunt, Genevieve Woods. Genevieve’s gritty life in a wild, oil boomtown in South Arkansas is not suitable for a child, but there is no choice. To four-year-old Miranda, her new circumstances are more wonderful than she could have ever imagined.

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A Splendid Ruin

by Megan Chance

Release Date: January 1, 2021

The eve of destruction. After her mother’s death, penniless May Kimble lives a lonely life until an aunt she didn’t know existed summons her to San Francisco. There she’s welcomed into the wealthy Sullivan family and their social circle. Initially overwhelmed by the opulence of her new life, May soon senses that dark mysteries lurk in the shadows of the Sullivan mansion.

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A Certain Hunger

by Chelsea G. Summers

Release Date: December 8, 2020

Food critic Dorothy Daniels loves what she does. Discerning, meticulous, and very, very smart, Dorothy’s clear mastery of the culinary arts make it likely that she could, on any given night, whip up a more inspired dish than any one of the chefs she writes about. Dorothy loves sex as much as she loves food, and while she has struggled to find a long-term partner that can keep up with her, she makes the best of her single life, frequently traveling from Manhattan to Italy for a taste of both.

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Your Story, My Story

by Connie Palmen

Release Date: January 1, 2021

In 1963 Sylvia Plath took her own life in her London flat. Her death was the culmination of a brief, brilliant life lived in the shadow of clinical depression—a condition exacerbated by her tempestuous relationship with mercurial poet Ted Hughes. The ensuing years saw Plath rise to martyr status while Hughes was cast as the cause of her suicide, his infidelity at the heart of her demise.

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Aunt Ivy’s Cottage

by Kristin Harper

Release Date: December 7, 2020

All Zoey’s happiest childhood memories are of her great-aunt Ivy’s rickety cottage on Dune Island, snuggling up with hot chocolate and hearing Ivy’s stories about being married to a sea captain. Now, heartbroken from a breakup, Zoey escapes back to the island, but is shocked to find her elderly aunt’s spark fading. Worse, her cousin—next in line to inherit the house—is pushing Ivy to move into a nursing home.

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Must-Read Mystery and Thriller Books | December 2020

Must-Read Mystery and Thriller Books | December 2020

There have been some amazing mystery and thriller book releases in December, so we wanted to offer some of our must-read recommendations. Our list includes new novels from bestselling authors Mya O’Malley, Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, Gregg Olsen, A. R. Torre, James Patterson, and Cara Reinard. We hope you enjoy your new books.


Matching Miriam

by Mya O’Malley

Release Date: December 22, 2020

What happens when Officer Miriam Marty shields her heart from the past and comes face to face with a serial killer? The plain and simple answer is trouble; but with Miriam Marty, there’s always more to the story and it’s never simple. Miriam bleeds integrity with a tough as nails exterior that permits only a few trusted people inside of her world. After spending years building up the walls that have sheltered Miriam from her past, Jesse, the only man she’s ever loved, makes an unexpected return back to Miriam’s home town.

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Hanging Softly in the Night

by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Release Date: November 8, 2020

New York Police Department’s Sixteenth Precinct in Manhattan is under siege by the flu, and Detective Nick Larson and his partner, Detective Victor Sacco, are up to their armpits with work overload. The captain’s cigar is seriously chewed, and everyone is working around the clock. To complicate matters, on a personal level, things aren’t going smoothly, either. Laura Howard, the woman Nick loves, is also having issues with a psycho twin sister who is doing everything to ruin Laura’s business and her life.

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Silent Ridge

by Gregg Olsen

Release Date: December 4, 2020

The third book in the Detective Megan Carpenter Series by Gregg Olsen… Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to horrifying crime scenes, but when she arrives at the home of a woman whose body has been brutalized, Megan is shocked to discover that she knows the victim. Monique Delmont helped Megan when she was in danger years ago. And the killer has left a disturbing calling card… two laminated photographs of a sixteen-year-old high school girl – Megan. Someone is taunting her in the worst way possible and Megan is convinced she knows who is responsible. She just has to find him.

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Every Last Secret

by A. R. Torre

Release Date: December 1, 2020

Cat Winthorpe has worked hard to get what she has: a gorgeous home; social standing; and William, her successful, handsome husband. Then a friendly new couple moves into the estate next door. While cautious, a good neighbor like Cat greets them with open arms and warm hospitality. Neena Ryder isn’t a fellow lady of leisure. A life coach with off-the-rack dresses, personal issues, and a husband who hasn’t delivered, she’s anxious to move up in the world.

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NYPD Red 6

by James Patterson

Release Date: December 15, 2020

The sixth book in the NYPD Red Series by James Patterson… Reality star Erin Easton’s “Wedding of the Century” may have a cable crew documenting every extravagant bridal detail, but when “Airhead Easton” disappears from the reception, it’s no diva turn. Her dressing room is empty but for a blood-spattered wedding gown and signs of a struggle.

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Sweet Water

by Cara Reinard

Release Date: January 1, 2021

It’s what Sarah Ellsworth dreamed of. Marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Martin. Living in a historic mansion in Pennsylvania’s most exclusive borough. And Finn, a teenage son with so much promise. Until…A call for help in the middle of the night leads Sarah and Martin to the woods, where they find Finn, injured, dazed, and weeping near his girlfriend’s dead body. Convinced he’s innocent, Sarah and Martin agree to protect their son at any cost and not report the crime.

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New Books To Read For Romance Lovers | December 2020

New Books To Read For Romance Lovers | December 2020

Looking for a love story to get lost in? No matter what type of romance reader you are, we’ve created a list of some of our favorite new release recommendations. Discover new novels from bestselling authors Willow Winters, L. G. Rollins, Ava Ryan, L. A. Cotton, Colleen Hoover, and Loretta Chase. Enjoy your new books!


You Know I Need You

by Willow Winters

Release Date: December 29, 2020

The fourth book in the You Are Mine Duets by Willow Winters… I married the bad boy from Brooklyn. The one with the tattoos and the look in his eyes that told me he was bad news. The look that comes with all sorts of warnings. I knew what I was doing. I knew by the way he put his hands on me; how he owned me with his forceful touch. Years later, I’ve grown up and moved on. But he’s still the man I married. Dangerous in ways I don’t like to think about. I couldn’t say no to him, not that I wanted to. That was then, and it seems like forever ago.

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The Hope of Christmas Past

by L. G. Rollins

Release Date: October 9, 2020

Belle Young has waited three years for Lord Wilkins to return from his travels abroad—and a full seven years since he first promised to marry her and carry her away from her aunt’s oppressive home. What better time of year for their reunion than Christmas? Belle is certain Lord Wilkins means to make good on his word—that is, until she’s introduced to the vibrant young woman who followed him home from America, at his invitation. Shocked and confused, Belle is determined to remind Lord Wilkins of his promise to her.

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His Lost Love

by Ava Ryan

Release Date: December 17, 2020

The first book in the Manhattan Billionaires Series by Ava Ryan… I made my name fixing hearts. Most people know me as a world-class cardiac surgeon. Even more know the device I invented that made billions while saving lives. I’ve achieved success beyond my wildest dreams—and I’ve always dreamed big. Funny how the one heart I can’t put back together is my own. That’s why I’ve returned to New York. More accurately—she’s why. In the fashion world, Mia has arrived. But to me, she’ll always be the one who got away.

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On The Rebound

by L. A. Cotton

Release Date: December 15, 2020

The first book in the Steinbeck U Series by L. A. Cotton… They say your first love leaves a mark. For Calliope James it didn’t only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground. He was her best friend. Her first kiss. Her everything. Until one day, he wasn’t. Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he’s not that boy anymore. Cold. Cruel. He’s devoid of emotion. Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn’t always play by the rules.

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Layla

by Colleen Hoover

Release Date: December 8, 2020

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

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Ten Things I Hate About the Duke

by Loretta Chase

Release Date: December 1, 2020

Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn’t shy about voicing. But her extremely plain speaking has caused an uproar, and her exasperated father, hoping a husband will rein her in, has ruled that her beloved sister can’t marry until Cassandra does. Now, thanks to a certain wild-living nobleman, the last shreds of Cassandra’s reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister’s future and her family’s good name along with them.

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