New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | July 2

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 Maureen Callahan, E. Jean Carroll, Svetlana Alexievich, Anthony McCann, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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The Story Behind What You Did by Willow Rose

By Willow Rose

The backstory for my latest novel, WHAT YOU DID is inspired by a true event that took place back in 1956, when a young infant named Peter Weinberger was kidnapped from his baby carriage while he was sleeping outside.

The kidnapper asked for a ransom but was spooked by the press and police when he came to drop the child off at the meeting point. Instead he left him in a bush where he wasn’t found until it was too late. It is such a devastating story and when I read it, I knew that I had to write about it. The thought of your child disappearing while sleeping in the safety of your front yard is to terrifying, I can hardly stand it.

Here is a link in case you want to read more: https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/weinberger-kidnapping

WHAT YOU DID is the second book in my series about the former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas.

It has been in the top 100 of ALL books on Amazon since it was published and #2 in New Releases. The first book in the Series; DON’T LIE TO ME is still in the top 100 of ALL books on Amazon after it’s was published back in April.

Willow Rose is the author of the new book What You  Did.

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The Story Behind Mill Point Road by JK Ellem

By JK Ellem

How a wrong turn down a back road in Washington County led a bestselling author to find inspiration for his next thriller book.

I was on vacation in September last year, driving through the Washington County countryside and fell in love with the rural scenery and picturesque towns. But a wrong turn led me down a back road and I was lost. I rounded a bend trying to find my way back to the main road when I happened upon a row of exclusive mansions perched high on a ridge in the distance. Immediately, my writer’s imagination kicked into gear. I pulled over, got out of my rental car and took a few photos of what was to become the genesis of my new mystery and suspense domestic thriller, Mill Point Road. I wasn’t looking for any inspiration for my next book at the time. It just happened. But I had nothing, no characters, no story, just a few photos and a street sign. I then spent the next few days in and around Hagerstown, scouting locations, taking more photos and making copious notes. At one point I was standing on the side of the road in a drainage ditch taking photos, thinking to myself this would be a great location to dump a body. The photo sparked an idea. The idea grew into an outline. The outline finally became the thriller book, Mill Point Road.

Mill Point Road, tells the story of Rebecca Cartwright, a recently widowed young woman who moves into an exclusive gated community in the town of Ravenwoood, looking for solitude and to escape the tragedies of her past. She soon befriends a group of women, her neighbors, who meet up for coffee on a regular basis at each other’s homes to share local news but to mainly gossip. On the surface, the women of Mill Point Road appear to live perfect lives, but it’s not long before Becca realizes that each woman is hiding a dark and sinister secret. On the surface, nothing is what it seems.

I have always been fascinated by gated communities and what they’ve come to symbolize. There is this misconception that if we surround ourselves with high walls, security gates and CCTV cameras that we will be safe. But it can be all an illusion, give us a false sense of being untouchable. There is a fragile divide between believing that you are insulated from the perils of crime and “bad things” happening to you, and the reality that inside such communities, danger and mayhem can touch you at any moment.

While the gated community of Mill Point Road doesn’t exist, a lot of the actual landmarks and points of interest in Washington County are in the book. Hagerstown, Williamsport and Boonsboro feature heavily.

Other characters in the story, include a veteran cop from New York City who has moved to Washington County for peace and quiet, and a brash, young police officer who has lived there all her life. It seems like an unlikely pairing, but I think it works because they are such polar opposites, and there is that generational gap to contend with. They each bring a different set of eyes, an alternate perspective to what is a heinous series of crimes. Together Richards and Perez try to hunt down the Eden Killer, an elusive, cunning serial killer whose victims are all young men named Adam all who lived in Washington County.

My books have a heavy dose of reality to them as well. When I can, I have to experience the places, locations, towns and streets that are in my books, make it real for my readers so they can immerse themselves too. It adds a certain authenticity to my stories, which I think is lost these days in fiction writing.

JK Ellem is the author of the new book Mill Point Road.

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PLAN B (Best Laid Plans #2) by JANA ASTON

“I think I’m falling in love with my wife.”

Plan B Jana Aston is the story of Daisy, Violet’s twin sister from Sure Thing, which we loved. We’ve been patiently waiting for this book and our Jana Aston fix! Jana Aston doesn’t realise this but she’s become very special to us, the more books by her we read, the more we love her. She never fails to make us laugh from crazy banter and inner monologues. We melt into puddles from the romance, and without fail, she makes us fall in love with her brilliant heroines. By the time we’ve finished her stories, we’ve adopted them as our best friends…

The chemistry between Daisy and Kyle was palpable, their one-liners and banter absolutely hilarious! The angst level was low, the swoon factor high and we fell in love with a cat called Tubbs. Plan B was a quick entertaining read. As always, Jana Aston’s heroines leave such an incredible impression that the scales, for us, always weigh in their favour. Good thing they’re the absolute dogs' bollox!!!!

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THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (Rixon Raiders #1) by L.A. COTTON

‘Being a Rixon Rider came with a certain set of privileges. We were treated like gods in the halls at school; and outside the school gates, around town, wasn’t much different. It was easy to get swept up in it all. The girls. The attention. The respect.’

The Trouble with You by L.A Cotton is the first book we’ve read by this Author and we’re now hooked and can’t wait for the next book in this series. Each book in the Rixon Raiders series can be read as a standalone as it features different couples, however, we meet them all in this book so a connection has been made, be it positive or negative…HA!

We love high angst and The Trouble with You is chock a block with it, in this enemies to lovers YA/NA romance. There’s nothing like starting off seriously disliking a character and then the Author cleverly making you turn a one-eighty and actually care by the end! The different POV’s certainly helped too.

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Our Audiobook Playlist For June | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For June | 2019

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


The Sentence Is Death

by Anthony Horowitz

Release Date: June 4, 2019

From the bestselling author of Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder… “You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late…” These were the last words of celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce. He was found bludgeoned to death in his home with a bottle of wine. It was actually a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000. It was very strange considering he didn’t drink. Which of the man’s many enemies could have done this?

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Summer of ’69

by Elin Hilderbrand

Release Date: June 18, 2019

The summer of 1969 is one of the most tumultuous of the 20th century and the times-are-changing for the Levin family. The children always look forward to spending summers in Nantucket with their grandmother. But this year everything changed for these four siblings.

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Naturally Tan

by Tan France

Release Date: June 4, 2019

A heartfelt memoir narrated by the author, Tan France… Follow the story of one of the stars of Netflix’s Queer Eye as he reveals how an Englishman raised in a religious home turned into a fashion icon… and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television.

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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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Boyfriend Bargain

by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Release Date: June 7, 2019

Sugar Ryan is broke and desperate. She has no time for bad-boy athletes. That was until she was forced to bargain with one of the cockiest of them all. The only problem is he doesn’t know she exists. Her mission is to get on this hockey player’s radar any way she can… Zack Morgan is the king of the ice and the bedroom. But he wasn’t prepared for this new mystery girl.

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Broken Veil

by Jeff Wheeler

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Cettie Pratt was rescued from a world of poverty. She has managed to avoid a bleak destiny… until now. It turns out she has been manipulated. She has been groomed for the ultimate betrayal. She must destroy her best friend and stop peace from uniting two war-torn worlds. Sera Fitzempress is an heir to the empire and knows the value she has to her enemies. But they are more cunning than expected and the key to their plan is none other than her best friend.

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The Buzziest Books of June | 2019

The Buzziest Books of June | 2019

The month of June 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 June. Happy reading!


The Assistant

by Marni Mann

Release Date: May 21, 2019

I am married to my best friend and have two beautiful children. My life is perfect… Then my father got sick. Before I owned a successful company and now I have to stay at home with my family. Before my husband could rely on me to take care of everything but now I have to hire an assistant. Every part of my life can be summed up by these before and afters, but something also happened in the middle.

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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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Accidental Knight

by Nicole Snow

Release Date: May 27, 2019

So my grandfather’s will was quite a shocker. I was about to get a huge fortune, a gorgeous ranch, and the best horse in the world. There’s was just one catch… I had to marry Drake Larkin. Apparently, he is supposed to protect me. I have no idea what he’s protecting me from and he won’t even talk to me. I know what I’m in store for the first time I see him. A broody enigma and a crush I can’t afford.

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Lost Horizon

by Michelle Hercules

Release Date: June 14, 2019

The first book in the new Oz in Space series by Michelle Hercules… Dorothy Hanson has no time for love. Her only goal is to complete the mission her parents started before their death. When the Kansas Space Station is hit by a cosmic disturbance, she jumps at the opportunity to go on her first space voyage. But she didn’t plan on being sucked into a vortex and land on a strange planet ravaged by war.

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Save The Date

by Monica Murphy

Release Date: June 25, 2019

Caroline’s job is to help engaged couples pick the perfect save the date cards and invitations for their wedding. She loves working at Noteworthy and even when she encounters the occasional bridezilla, she enjoys the challenge. That was until one particular bridezilla walks in who’s fiancé just so happens to be the boy Caroline had her first kiss with.

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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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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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The First Mistake

by Sandie Jones

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Life for Alice is great. With her second husband, she has a beautiful house, successful business, and two children. She knows life would have been different if her first husband had lived but the arrival of Nathan gave her happiness. But when he starts acting strange, she turns to her best friend, Beth, for help. But soon she wonders if her trust has been misplaced.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | June 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! June 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, John Grisham, James Patterson, Robert Galbraith, A.G. Riddle, John Green, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Cozy Mystery Novels | Summer 2019

New Cozy Mystery Novels | Summer 2019

Have you been searching for some new and exciting mystery novels but don’t want something dark and gruesome? You’ll love these fantastic new cozy mystery novels from bestselling authors Molly Fitz, Addison Moore, Julie Mulhern, CeeCee James, Liliana Hart, Scott Silverii, and Faith Martin. Enjoy your new books!


Dog-Eared Delinquent

by Molly Fitz

Release Date: June 25, 2019

Apparently, I have been slacking on the job as a paralegal because they’ve hired an intern to help me with my workload. What they don’t know is that I am secretly working behind the scenes as the area’s premier Pet Whisperer P.I. There’s something else the partners don’t realize… they have let a nefarious criminal into our offices. Octo-Cat can smell this guy from a mile away. The worst part is I think he can talk to animals too.

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Pumpkin Pie Parting

by Addison Moore

Release Date: June 13, 2019

My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people. The truth is I actually see mostly dead pets. They come back from the other side and warn me about their previous owner’s impending doom. Combine this with a brand new bakery, a budding romance with too many suitors, and a string of murders, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

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Telephone Line

by Julie Mulhern

Release Date: June 18, 2019

Ellison Russell is a little stressed due to planning the event of the season. Yoga seems like the perfect way to help. But then the yoga instructor gets murdered during class and Ellison’s stress level rises are at an all-time high. To make things worse she has to raise a ridiculous amount of money, babysit a deranged cat, and take ten million phone calls. Then she starts finding more bodies.

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Duplex Double Trouble

by CeeCee James

Release Date: June 2, 2019

The fourth book in the Flamingo Realty Mystery series… Charlie Booker is Stella’s newest client. He wanted to sell his half of a duplex but before he can sign the listing, he is murdered. What makes the case even weirder is there were only one set of footprints found leaving the house. None were found entering it. The police think it was a robbery gone wrong by a local group of petty thieves. Stella has other suspicions.

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A Tisket A Casket

by Liliana Hart

Release Date: June 21, 2019

Hank Davidson is a retired homicide detective and is struggling with civilian life. He is trying to find a hobby to pass the time, which leads him to the world of the outdoorsman. But he soon discovers he was much better at hunting man than animal. But now Agatha Harley has tempted Hank with an arson case. One that might have landed an innocent man in prison for murder.

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The Country Inn Mystery

by Faith Martin

Release Date: June 20, 2019

Jenny Starling finds herself at The Spindlewood Inn for the weekend. She is working as the host for a Regency Extravaganza, involving historical costumes, amateur dramatics, and food. When the leading actress turns up dead in the pond, it looks like there’s a murder to investigate. There’s been a lot of trouble at this idyllic country inn but who wanted Rachel dead and why?

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Books To Read If You Like Glynn Stewart

Books To Read If You Like Glynn Stewart

Glynn Stewart is a bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels. He is best known for his Starship’s Mage series that blends both fantasy and science fiction. Some of his other popular releases include ONSET, Changeling Blood, Duchy of Terra and Vigilante series. If you have been craving some new adventures in both fantasy and science fiction, we think you will love these books to read if you like Glynn Stewart!


Lost Horizon

by Michelle Hercules

Release Date: June 14, 2019

The first book in the new Oz in Space series by Michelle Hercules… Dorothy Hanson has no time for love. Her only goal is to complete the mission her parents started before their death. When the Kansas Space Station is hit by a cosmic disturbance, she jumps at the opportunity to go on her first space voyage. But she didn’t plan on being sucked into a vortex and land on a strange planet ravaged by war.

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Synthesis

by Kyle Harris

Release Date: May 7, 2019

Synthia Garland’s parents migrated to Crystal City seeking fortune and opportunity. Now they are both dead and Synthia is an orphan in a dangerous city. She must steal food, avoid bloodthirsty gangs, and stick with a misfit named Chaz to survive. When a botched robbery leaves Synthia mortally wounded, she wakes up to find her old body is gone. It has been replaced with high-tech cybernetics.

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Heritage of Power

by Lindsay Buroker

Release Date: June 13, 2019

All five books in the Heritage of Power series in one collection… Dragons have returned and are wreaking havoc on human civilization. One man can stop them. Telryn “Trip” Yert was born an outcast and spent his life hiding. He has the ancient blood of dragons flowing through his veins but lives in a world where magic is forbidden. This collection includes Dragon Storm, Revelations, Origins, Unraveled, and Gold Dragon.

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The Solar War

by A.G. Riddle

Release Date: June 25, 2019

The Solar War is the second book in The Long Winter trilogy by bestselling author A.G. RIddle… After the Long Winter, Emma Matthews and James Sinclair are enjoying their life. Things are getting back to normal after they settle down in Camp Seven. But they are waiting and watching the sky for signs of the grid’s return. NASA has discovered several asteroids are headed for Earth but James has a bad feeling. He realizes the truth…the grid are back.

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Broken Veil

by Jeff Wheeler

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Cettie Pratt was rescued from a world of poverty. She has managed to avoid a bleak destiny… until now. It turns out she has been manipulated. She has been groomed for the ultimate betrayal. She must destroy her best friend and stop peace from uniting two war-torn worlds. Sera Fitzempress is an heir to the empire and knows the value she has to her enemies. But they are more cunning than expected and the key to their plan is none other than her best friend.

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Hexarchate Stories

by Yoon Ha Lee

Release Date: June 25, 2019

Book four in the New York Times Bestselling Machineries of Empire series by Yoon Ha Lee… This collection of short stories is set in the world of the Ninefox Gambit. It will take you to the very beginning of the hexarchate’s history and showcases Lee’s imagination through new and never-before-seen stories.

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