New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | June 18

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 novels from Greg J. Matthews, Travis Rieder, Jaed Coffin, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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RAPHAEL (Deadly Virtues #1) by TILLIE COLE

NOW LIVE! - 5 disturbing and compelling stars!!!

‘Now, they were all as dark as midnight, not a single star illuminating their godless worlds.’

Tillie Cole warned us this series was going to be dark….dark has nothing on this series. Where The Fallen was indeed heartbreakingly dark and disturbing, Raphael raised the stakes in its horrific black abyss of psychological terror and physical violence. We knew from the prequel that this book was going to break us -and it did- to the point where we at times had to stop reading, play a meditation video on YouTube and pop an anxiety pill in order to continue. 

This is a classic example of books we almost reluctantly love and it all comes down to the quality of writing, the haunting and eerie atmosphere and the incredible emotions it elicits. Our hearts are already broken but we will be first in line for the next instalment in this journey.

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Interview with Shami Stovall, Author of Knightmare Arcanist

What can you tell us about your new release, Knightmare Arcanist?

I can tell you that Knightmare Arcanist is an adventure series along the lines of How to Train Your Dragon and the Codex Alera series, by Jim Butcher. It’s the kind of book (and series) that starts light, but dives into serious situations when the narrative requires—fun and hopeful while still keeping the edge of reality. I love team building stories, magic, pirates, and all sorts of crazy things in this novel and I just can’t wait for people to read it!

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Heinlein was an amazing author who I always admired, but I didn’t start writing until after I read Twilight by Stephanie Myers. After I read that, I thought, “I could do this” and since then I’ve been writing several hours every day.

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

These are my top 5 books (in no order).

–          Stranger in a Strange Land

–          Island of the Blue Dolphins

–          Without Remorse

–          Starship Troopers

–          Game of Thrones

The first novel to ever catch my attention was Island of the Blue Dolphins. We were required to read it in school and my little child-mind had never thought of being trapped on an island before. It really blew me away to think of life all alone with only a dog. It has a special place in my heart to this day.

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

I would probably ask Stephen King to come onto the talk show, and then ask him about his creative process. Out of all the authors I’ve read about, his process seems to be the most ingrained. Plus, he has a son who is writing now, and I’d like to ask him about the parent-child dynamic of working on a novel together.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Telling amazing stories. I love weaving together epic narratives and characters. I especially love it when other people enjoy my stories (I’m sure every author says that) but whenever someone resonates with your work, it’s like you’ve finally been rewarded for all those long hours you sat alone in a dark room typing on your computer.

What is a typical day like for you?

I wake up, answer my emails, get something to eat, and then get to work. My work is editing news articles, grading paperwork, or writing the latest chapter of my favorite novel. I do this until the evening, which is my relaxing time, but before I go to bed, I make sure to put in a couple hours of just writing.

What scene in Knightmare Arcanist was your favorite to write?

The ending! I love the ending to novels so, so much. If the ending isn’t good, what was the point of reading the novel? That’s how I tend to think about it, so I always want a fantastic and action-packed ending worth your time. And the ending to Knightmare Arcanist is super awesome, in my opinion! Lots of people never see it coming.

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

A few, actually.
– Never let perfection be the enemy of completion
– Fortune favors the bold
– Invest in yourself

I get really energized by mottos or philosophies of self badassery. Everyone has the potential; it just requires care and nurture, much like a seed that grows into a study tree.

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Interview with Juliana Haygert, Author of The Demon Kiss

What can you tell us about your new release, The Demon Kiss?

The Demon Kiss is a fun, action-packed book about a girl who ends up at an academy for demon hunters. It is set in the Rite World universe, where some other books of mine are also set, but this series can be read by itself. It was a little different than my other books and very exciting to write it. I’m already half-way through writing book 3 and I love seeing where this story is going. I hope my readers like it just as much as I do! 🙂

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I started writing when I was 13yo after my Portuguese teacher had assigned the class to write a short novella. I was already an avid reader because of my mother, so I loved books and stories. I wrote that novella really fast, and started another right away. And then another … and another. I never really stopped writing, but I also never considered actually publishing anything until around 2010 or so.

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

Does the Harry Potter series count as one? lol So that is one. The A Court of Thorn and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas is another one. The Ramses series by Christian Jacq is one I read very young and I still think about it often. Also the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. And last but not least, the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. I know I cheated there by picking series instead of single books, but this is better. 5 books is too little 😉

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

J.K. Rowling. I would ask her if I could take her brain for myself LOL But seriously, I honestly don’t know what I would ask her. I just wanted to sit by her side and bask in her awesomeness. Besides a great writer, she’s a great human being, and that makes her practically perfect.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Being immersed in a new, different world, with magic and all kinds of possibility. You can make up anything, be anyone. It’s awesome.

What is a typical day like for you?

I wake up at 6am, go to my office, check all business stuff (emails, FB messages, ads, etc). Then the kids wake up and I get them ready for school (though it’s summer now and they sleep in a little). I drop them off, then come back home to write. I also workout before picking them up from school. Then once they are home, I don’t write anymore. I might check emails and/or ads, but I don’t “work” anymore. I’m theirs then. The husband soon gets home, and we have family dinner all together. That’s it. Pretty boring, but I like it.

What scene in The Demon Kiss was your favorite to write?

I wake up at 6am, go to my office, check all business stuff (emails, FB messages, ads, etc). Then the kids wake up and I get them ready for school (though it’s summer now and they sleep in a little). I drop them off, then come back home to write. I also workout before picking them up from school. Then once they are home, I don’t write anymore. I might check emails and/or ads, but I don’t “work” anymore. I’m theirs then. The husband soon gets home, and we have family dinner all together. That’s it. Pretty boring, but I like it.

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

“Treat others as you want to be treated” … simple like that 😉

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The Story Behind A Winter’s Kill by JK Ellem

By JK Ellem

She has no gun, no badge, and no backup. So when former FBI Special Agent Carolyn Ryder returns to her hometown without realizing that the most wanted serial killer in the country has also moved there, what is she going to do?

With all the strong female leads in my books, I always want to take them out of their comfort zone, drop them into situations that they may have encountered before, but are now totally unprepared for.

Too many crime thriller books today involve a head-strong, street-tough lead character, typically a female homicide detective or police officer who has at their disposal the huge resources of a law enforcement agency that they utilize to catch the killer. However, with my latest crime thriller, I wanted to flip that scenario on its head.

So in A Winter’s Kill, we have Carolyn Ryder, a rising-star within the FBI. She’s young, ambitious, and confident. At times too confident because she’s always had the might of the FBI behind her. But then she resigns, and returns to her hometown to bury her mother and deal with the aftermath. In this close-knit community, she has no reputation, no authority and no say with the townsfolk. To them she’s a stranger, an outsider who left ten years ago to chase her career. So when the body of a young woman is discovered, the local police stubbornly refuse Carolyn’s help. I deliberately stripped away everything that she would have replied upon in the past, then dropped her in an isolated, hostile environment, and taken away all her authority to see how she would adapt.

Undeterred, Carolyn decides to go it alone, and use the only thing she has; her instincts, to catch the killer. But soon she begins to experience the self-doubt, the insecurities and the real fear of having only herself to rely upon.

A Winter’s Kill is very much a story about her personal journey, her regression from someone who thought she was strong-willed, confident and courageous into someone who now doubts her own capabilities. The hunter soon becomes the hunted, and for the sake of her own survival, she must become the person that she always knew she could be.

JK Ellem is the author of the new book A Winter’s Kill.

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LETTERS to MOLLY (Maysen Jar #2) by DEVNEY PERRY

‘Some mistakes were unforgivable. Some mistakes came with a regret that lived like a monster in your soul.’

Devney Perry has this unique ability of writing such beautiful stories with incredible heartfelt emotion and romance. Her style of writing is flawless, her stories enthralling and emotionally haunting at times. Her characters have real-life issues, trials, and tribulations but they all have that one important thing in common, soul mate love. It was heart-breaking in parts, funny in others and so incredibly sweet and romantic too.

Bravo, Devney Perry for writing what must’ve been a difficult story to write as it deals with the hardships faced in a marriage made with love. The external influencers, as well as the strain of a breakdown in communication, makes it hard; finding your way back is not easy. However, when the heart refuses any other, you must listen to its words!  

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New Fantasy and Science Fiction Books For Your Reading List | June 2019

New Fantasy and Science Fiction Books For Your Reading List | June 2019

Have you been on the lookout for some thrilling new fantasy and science fiction books for your reading list? There’s no better time to stock up on new novels with these exciting releases from Juliana Haygert, Stephen Perkins, S.C. McGrath, Jesse R. Page, Shami Stovall, and Orson Scott Card. Get ready to embark on some exciting adventures!


The Demon Kiss

by Juliana Haygert

Release Date: June 13, 2019

The truth was hidden from me all my life. Demons walk the earth and it is my destiny to slay them. I wish I hadn’t lost someone in the process of discovering that truth. Now they are after me. The only way I can stay alive is to go to an academy for demon hunters. There I will learn how to kill supernaturals and underworld minions. But I still can’t shake the feeling that there are secrets I still don’t know about.

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Sky Parlor

by Stephen Perkins

Release Date: May 30, 2019

From the dawn of mankind, two ancient gods have made romance and waged war. But after the rapture, will Sky Parlor be their final battlefield? For generations, the population of Sky Parlor believed that the lands beyond the walls of their city were made uninhabitable by the ‘Great Rapture’. When Desmond Starr is appointed Alderman for Sky Parlor’s borough of Columbia, he learns a hidden truth that exposes a shocking lie that has persisted for centuries.

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To the Waters and the Wild

by S.C. McGrath

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Ancient Eire is shrouded in mystery. Scholars and warriors were honored with the like reverence and women were considered equals to me. Within this world, Keelin, a chieftain’s daughter, struggles to understand her fate. She has the gift of healing and telepathy, and is destined to become a priestess. But she does not want such a solitary and self-sacrificing life. She is torn between her path and her dreams. Soon these troubles are overshadowed. A powerful civilization of the ancient world is about to invade Eire.

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The Darkest Night

by Jesse R. Page

Release Date: April 28, 2019

Nothing seems to be able to stop the Shie. They are a merciless enemy led by an undefeated and brilliant commander. With there superior numbers and tactics they have been able to hold the Gillians in one hand and conquer star systems in the other. Their only hope to end the war is to voyage to the world of Noctorus, a tidally-locked world that has been torn apart by a shattered moon. The reason for the journey is to find an ancient empire, one that is more powerful than the Shie. The mission was meant to be simple…

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Knightmare Arcanist

by Shami Stovall

Release Date: June 18, 2019

Volke Savan is a gravedigger. He wants nothing more than to be like his hero, Gregory Ruma, the legendary magical swashbuckler. To do this he needs to be capable of wielding magic, an arcanist. But to do so he’ll have to bond with a mythical creature. When he discovers a knightmare, he has no reservations. But this knightmare holds a devastating secret… Ruma is a murderer and is out to spread corrupt magic through their nation. To protect his home, Volke will need to confront his hero.

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The Hive

by Orson Scott Card

Release Date: June 11, 2019

The second book in The Second Formic Wars series, the prequel to Ender’s Game… Car and Johnston are back with a hard science fiction book that tells the tale of how a coalition of Earth’s nations barely fought off a Formic scout ship. Now they learn of a mother-ship at the edge of their system and the aliens are preparing to take Earth by force.

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THE REST OF THE STORY by SARAH DESSEN

“If life is a journey, wouldn’t you rather be the person behind the wheel than the one just being carried along?”

From the minute we started reading The Rest of the Story we were immediately transported back in time. It’s been some years, pre blog days, since we’ve lived between the pages of a Sarah Dessen book and boy, we’ve missed her. This book felt like coming home, wrapping ourselves up in the sweet, relatable characters synonymous with Sarah Dessen’s stories.

There was much to love about this story and it’s something Sarah Dessen does extremely well. This author takes her time allowing the reader to become a part of the story and connect with the characters.  The core of this story is family and friendship in all it’s complicated glory.

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Books To Read If You Like Historical Fiction | June 2019

Books To Read If You Like Historical Fiction | June 2019

If you’re a fan of literary fiction and are after some new reads in a historical setting, we’ve got some great book recommendations for you! We’ve made a list of some enthralling new historical fiction books to read right now from Nejoud Al-Yagout, Jennifer Weiner, Melanie Benjamin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sara Collins, and Lauren Willig. Enjoy!


When the Haboob Sings

by Nejoud Al-Yagout

Release Date: May 28, 2019

When Dunya Khair writes a controversial article in the newspaper and challenges the status quo, the response is swift. She now faces the dissolution of familial ties and the potential collapse of her marriage. Plus a looming nervous breakdown. Her actions are the perfect example of the strength and frailty of the human spirit. When the Haboob Sings tells the story of a woman with an unshakeable resolve that may cost her everything.

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Mrs. Everything

by Jennifer Weiner

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Bethie and Jo Kaufmann were born into a world full of promise. They grew up in a perfect 1950’s Detroit house and their roles in the family were clearly defined. Bethe is the pretty and feminine good girl who dreams of a traditional life. While Jo is a tomboy, a bookish rebel that wants to make the world fairer. But things end up looking very different from what they imagined.

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Mistress of the Ritz

by Melanie Benjamin

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Nothing bad could happen at the Ritz. Inside its gilded walls, everything was perfect. Guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, have walked through its famous doors. All of these guests have been welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel’s director. They are the mistress and master of the Ritz. They allow the glamour and glitz to distract them from their troubled marriage and the secrets they keep.

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City of Girls

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Release Date: June 4, 2019

The year is 1940 and nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out Vassar College for her poor performance in her freshman year. He parents send her to live with her aunt in Manhattan. Her aunt owns the flamboyant but crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. Here Vivian is introduced to an interesting array of characters. When she makes a mistake that turns into a professional scandal, her world turns upside down.

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton

by Sara Collins

Release Date: May 21, 2019

London is abuzz over a scandal involving Frannie Langton. She is accused of the double murder of her employers, renowned scientist George Benham and his wife Marguerite. Crowds pack the courtroom to follow every twist and turn of the case. The testimonies are damning but Frannie claims she cannot recall what happened that evening.

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The Summer Country

by Lauren Willig

Release Date: June 4, 2019

Barbados, 1984. Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan. As the daughter of the vicar, everyone knows the family’s shopping business will go to her cousin, Adam. But when her grandfather dies, she gets an unexpected surprise… she inherits his sugar plantation in Barbados. Something he never told anyone he owned.

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The Best New Romance Novels | June 2019

The Best New Romance Novels | June 2019

Summer is almost here and you know what that means? Time to stock up on some hot new book boyfriends to read out in the sun! You won’t want to miss these sensational new romance novels by Alexa Summers, Emma Calin, Loni Ree, Kelli Callahan, Jo Watson, and Lauren Blakely. We hope you enjoy!


Model Behavior

by Alexa Summers

Release Date: May 22, 2019

Hannah Fray is a down and out model in New York City. After being betrayed by her friends and family, she is trying to scrape by. That was until she met bad boy model-turned-designer, James Tipton. James wants her to be the face of his upcoming line and is determined to make her the next ‘it’ girl. It is instalove between them, but past betrayals for James and Hannah make it hard for either of them to commit while in the spotlight.

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Power

by Emma Calin

Release Date: May 27, 2019

The new standalone novel in Emma Calin’s Passion Patrol romantic suspense series… When a thug pulls a knife on a London street, rookie police officer Olivia Johnston-Denny steps up. When the irresistible congressman Jackson T. Paine intervenes, things change forever. She is a fiery Scot and he’s the cool Oklahoma boy. Tipped as a future president he has many enemies that plot his downfall. But he has one invincible weapon… a woman in love.

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Blake’s Bombshell

by Loni Ree

Release Date: June 4, 2019

Lucy Steele just wants a night out so she can drink away her problems and forget the train wreck happening in her life. Then a hot stranger offers to distract her from her troubles… and she accepts. But that one night ends up turning her life upside down. That stranger ends up being a close associate of her family. To avoid the drama, she runs and tries to put that night behind her.

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My Bully’s Daddy

by Kelli Callahan

Release Date: June 11, 2019

I was standing on the side of the road and wearing nothing but a blanket. Then I met him. He was the hottest guy I had ever seen and I wanted to believe he was a miracle. I gave him my innocence before I even knew his last name. I quickly found out that was a huge mistake. It turns out that I am not the only one that calls him Daddy… so does my bully.

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Love You, Love You Not

by Jo Watson

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Poppy Peterson used to be an actress on a popular telenovela until her character was killed off. Unfortunately, dead characters can’t pay the bills and she’s about to be evicted if she doesn’t pay her rent… Ryan Stark is a tough boss. He’s been through five assistants in the last two months alone. Now no one wants to work for him. But he needs someone to meet his demands. Poppy has been an assistant before – well on screen as Ramona Gonzales that is. How hard can it be?

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: June 10, 2019

My ex-fling is now working in the same practice as me… and she’s my business partner’s daughter. But that was seven years ago and barely lasted a week. Except Sloane is still the one woman I can’t stop thinking about. She is sexy, brilliant, and captivating. Maybe a week of taking her to new heights will get her out of my head?

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