Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! January 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 James Patterson, John Sandford, Clive Cussler, Taylor Jenkins Reid, George R.R. Martin, Pierce Brown, and many more!
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 , and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from , and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!
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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 Una McCormack, Andrew Krivak, Dean F. Wilson, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Michael Anderlem, A.K. Larkwood, Constance Sayers, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!
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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 John Reizer, Alastair Reynolds, Sarah Gailey, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Pedro Urvi, D. D. Shay, Ramy Vance, Michael J. Sullivan, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!
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What can you tell us about your new release, Enhanced?
I consider Enhanced to be my best novel to date. It’s about four friends in high school that are struggling to reach their goals, and through dire circumstances, they happen upon the chance to become cybernetically enhanced. This seems like a cure-all. But as their goals draw nearer, their relationships with each other become more and more distant. Focussing on escalating issues with their parents and peers while attempting to control their new abilities consumes them. Meanwhile, they have no idea about the magnitude of danger they’re in, or who is hunting them down.
There was a lot of turmoil in my life during the writing of Enhanced and it spilled out onto the pages. I set out to write just a good sci-fi thriller, but my heart literally bled into a few of the scenes. Although it’s a Y.A. novel – not graphic or disturbing, it’s a deeply emotional book for me, and I hope the parts that moved me, move you as well.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I believe my inspiration to write comes originally from a gift placed inside me by God. I’m not saying that I’m special, because we all have different gifts – mine just happens to be telling stories. One thing that appeals to me about writing is the longevity of a finished work and the ability of stories to teach without teaching. There’s a saying that a smart man learns from his own mistakes but a wise man learns from others mistakes. In other words, the characters in a book are those “others” and we can learn a lot by reading about them.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
My favorite books are the old Dungeons & Dragons paperbacks of my youth, the theology of C.S. Lewis, and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
If I was the host of a literary talk show, my first guest would be Stephen King. I would ask him to plan out my next ten years of writing across the airwaves for accountability’s sake.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
The thing I love most about writing, is the ability to bring to life characters that you’d like to know personally or possibly defeat in battle – also places you’d like to visit or possibly flee from. It’s not a God complex, but the satisfaction over the worldbuilding aspect of writing might originate upstairs.
What is a typical day like for you?
A typical day for me is a constant struggle against distraction. For me, passion only gets me so far, but self-discipline is my very best friend. I wake up and write as much as I can, usually around 1500-2500 words on a good day. The rest of my hours consist of trying to slip in marketing, media, and more writing, amidst my other, sometimes more important, responsibilities. I try to go to bed with either chocolate, black licorice, or candied ginger, but more often than not it’s just minty toothpaste and a cool pillow.
What scene in Enhanced was your favorite to write?
My favorite scene in Enhanced, believe it or not, is a scene with Ashley (The girl on the cover) at a restaurant with her mom. They haven’t seen each other for a while because of an awkward separation from Ashley’s father. There’s a huge elephant in the room as they exchange pleasantries, but they’re unable to stave off an inevitable blowout. Good stuff…
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
I’d say my motto in life right now is “If you’re gonna fail, fail with friends.” Failure is inevitable, but if we don’t let the shame of failure isolate us, and instead, latch on to those who love us, we can go through seasons of failure much easier and much more quickly, too.
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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 J.S. Hudson, David Sosnowski, Steve Rzasa, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Jeffrey L. Kohanek, Wilkie Martin, Charley, Case, Martha Carr, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!
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Buzziest Books of January | 2020
The month of January 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 January. Happy reading!
The After Wife
by Melanie Summers
Release Date: January 10, 2020
Writer Abigail Carson has all but given up on life after losing her husband. After being cocooned in her Manhattan apartment for the last year, she is forced to find a new home where can she can stretch her savings. She is intent on staying isolated, so she moves to a small village in Nova Scotia where no one will interrupt her solitude. But what she didn’t realize was that a small town offers far less privacy than a big city.Buy on Amazon
by Anya Mora
Release Date: January 1, 2020
After the death of our daughter, my husband and I are clinging on to what’s left of our family. Then the sheriff knocks on our door and delivers news no mother should ever have to hear. Our daughter was murdered and my son is the prime suspect. We weren’t wearing rose-colored glasses when we adopted eleven-year-old Holden, but we never would have imagined he could do this. They say you can’t pick your family but I did. Did I choose a murderer?Buy on Amazon
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.Buy on Amazon
by Jeanine Cummins
Release Date: January 21, 2020
An Oprah Book Club Pick… Lydia Quixanon Perez lives in a Mexican city named Acapulco, where she runs a book store. Her life with her husband and son is by and large, fairly comfortable despite the cracks starting to show in Acapulco with drug cartels. Lydia knows they will never sell, but she stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. To her surprise, a man one day enters the shop and comes to the register with two of her favorites. Unbeknownst to Lydia, she just served the jefe of the drug cartel that has taken over the city.Buy on Amazon
The Escape Artist
by Kitty Thomas
Release Date: January 14, 2020
Claire was a captive. For 43 days she was imprisoned by a man who did unspeakable things to her. Then she escaped. Three years later she finally got her revenge. The only problem is, she has got the wrong man. God help her if he escapes.Buy on Amazon
Two Worlds of Redemption
by Angelina J. Steffort
Release Date: December 18, 2019
The third book in the Two Worlds series by bestselling author Angelina J. Steffort… Maray has finally been presented to the Allinan public. Her life at court soon becomes dictated by traditions and duties. Every move the princess makes is watched. Rhia may be locked up in the dungeons but the attacks on Maray’s loved ones continue. It seems Rhia’s plan runs much deeper.Buy on Amazon
The Great Witches Baking Show
by Nancy Warren
Release Date: January 15, 2020
The first book in a new culinary cozy mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren… Poppy Wilkinson is thrilled to be a contestant on The Great British Baking Contest. As an American with English roots, she knows that appearing on the reality show will give her a chance to get into Broomewoode Hall and uncovers some of the secrets of her past. But odd things start to happen on set: accusations of sabotage, A black cat following Poppy, the unsociable residents at Broomewode Hall… and the judges are real witches.Buy on Amazon
by Nicole Snow
Release Date: January 1, 2020
The new book in the bestselling Marriage Mistake series by Nicole Snow… I didn’t plan on waking up hitched to the husband of the century. Or for one little misadventure to erase every memory of us. No sweet nothings, no vows, no honeymoon. But every time I see Flint Calum, I have to wonder how I got so lucky. His flashing eyes and SEAL perfected body aren’t why I’m dizzy. It’s the bittersweet way he smiles when I poke at my past. Something is wrong.Buy on Amazon
Our Audiobook Playlist For January | 2020
We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in January. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone from mystery, memoir, fantasy, science fiction, and romance. Grab your headphones and happy listening!
Mozart in the Garden
by Tom Liggett
Release Date: January 17, 2020
Thousands of cookie-cutter homes for high-tech workers sprouted from the funeral pyres of a vanishing way of life as acres of lush fruit trees were destroyed to create today’s Silicon Valley. Tom Liggett was one of the children who grew up in this new suburbia in San Jose, California. He was a neglected and unwanted child of dysfunctional parents, that became friends with the “witch” who lived in the Spanish cottage on the hill. Mozart in the Garden is the story of their unlikely friendship and Tom’s remarkable adventures.Buy on Amazon
Don’t Lie to Me
by Willow Rose
Release Date: December 24, 20219
Twelve-year-old Sophie Williams never returned home from a Girl Scout summer camp. Three months later she was found dead in a sleeping bag in the most frequent area of Cocoa Beach. The town is outraged as Sophie was not just any child, she is the town’s most beloved surf idol. When another child is soon kidnapped, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas dives into the investigation.Buy on Amazon
Tempted to Kiss
by Willow Winters
Release Date: December 25, 2019
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.Buy on Amazon
As the Crow Flies
by Rysa Walker
Release Date: December 10, 2019
The first book in the Enter Haddonwood series by Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Rysa Walker and debut author Caleb Amsel… Haddonwood is not real. It can’t be. Another world, another reality, hovers just beyond Chase Rey’s reach. In that world, things are in balance. The dead stay dead and it isn’t a patchwork quilt of every scary book or movie he’s ever seen. In that world, nightmares have an end. Chase is determined to return to that world but the only way out may be the noose that seems to lurk around every corner.Buy on Amazon
The Spark Anomaly: The Fisher Chronicles: 2067
by Jeffrey Freedman
Release Date: November 5, 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.Buy on Amazon
Sex and Other Shiny Objects
by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: January 13, 2020
The second book in the Boyfriend Material series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely… I was given an offer to test the sexy scenes from romance novels and I jumped at the opportunity. I have to admit I’ve always been curious. Do buttons really fly off when you rip off a guy’s shirt? Is staircase nookie really that hot or does it leave you with a big bruise on your back? It’s time to find out as I embark on Project Romance Novel Scenes Research.Buy on Amazon
Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! January 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 Stephen King, J.D. Robb, David Baldacci, C.J. Box, Tara Conklin, James Lee Burke, C.A. Fletcher, James S.A. Corey, and many more!
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Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reads Not To Miss | January 2020
Have you been searching for some exciting new sci-fi and fantasy reads? You’ll be able to explore fantastic new worlds with these amazing new releases from bestselling authors Leah Reise, J.S. Hudson, Kevin Pettway, Jeffrey L. Kohanek, Wilkie Martin, and S. K. Dunstall. Happy reading!
The Beauty in Darkness: A New Race
by Leah Reise
Release Date: January 11, 2020
The second book in The Beauty in Darkness series by Leah Reise… Left as a human amid a vampire war, Rena feels abandoned by her immortal kin. When the rival coven offers her a deal in exchange for the safety of her human family, she severs the psychic link to her vampire sister Edrea in order to protect everyone she loves. But her secret is bigger than she realizes, one that veils a threat to all of humanity.Buy on Amazon
by J.S. Hudson
Release Date: December 9, 2019
We all have challenges. Obstacles that stand between us and what we want in life. What if there was a way to have what you wanted immediately? What would you do if all you had to do was lie? Or steal? Or put someone else in danger? would the reward be worth it? Four teenagers face this difficult choice.Buy on Amazon
A Good Running Away
by Kevin Pettway
Release Date: January 7, 2020
The first book in the Misplaced Mercenaries series by Kevin Pettway… Keane and Sarah have escaped the mercenaries of Wallace’s Company. They are going to start fresh, where no one is trying to kill them. Keane has stolen the company’s wages in return for his attempted murder, and Sarah agrees to the plan. The only problem is that Keane doesn’t have one. Together they hop from danger to disaster. After one con too many, they soon find themselves between the King’s Swords, who are notoriously hostile towards mercenaries.Buy on Amazon
Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance
by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Release Date: October 1, 2019
The first book in the Fate of Wizardoms series by bestselling author Jeffrey L. Kohanek… In a realm where wizards rule, the ambitious thirst for power. Those that are able to claim a throne are granted the power of a god. But how can you defeat a god? A thief, an acrobat, and a dwarf are joined by an old storyteller as they attempt something impossible… the assassination of a wizarding lord. Their slim chances lie in the power of an enchanted amulet, the Eye of Obscurance.Buy on Amazon
by Wilkie Martin
Release Date: December 22, 2019
A mourning husband can no longer live with his guilt. He has decided to die, not by his own hand, but in heroically helping those that are vulnerable. There are limited opportunities for heroism in the peaceful Cotswold countryside, so he ventures further afield. But to his annoyance, new and unlikely friends keep mysteriously appearing that foil his plans. Will he succeed or will he come to terms with his grief first?Buy on Amazon
by S. K. Dunstall
Release Date: January 21, 2020
The second book in the Stars Uncharted series by bestselling author S. K. Dunstall… Meet the crew of Another Road. Josune, Roystan, and Nika managed to escape the company thugs trying to kill them. Now they have a new ship to replace The Road and it is armed to the teeth with dangerous weapons. Before they can head out to find the legendary lode of transurides to restore Roystan’s memory, they need the genemod machine Nika has ordered.Buy on Amazon
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