SECRETS, LIES, & CRAWFISH PIES by Abby L. Vandiver (published June 12, 2018 by Henery Press) is the first novel in the Romaine Wilder Mystery series.
CHERRY PIES & DEADLY LIES by Darci Hannah (published June 8, 2018 by Midnight Ink) is the first novel in the Very Cherry Mystery series. Main character Whitney Bloom rushes home to her small hometown of Cherry Cove after a dead body is found at her parents’ Cherry Orchard Inn. The murder took place just days before the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is about to begin, and Whitney’s father is the number one suspect. Whitney pitches in to help her parents handle the festival, do damage control for the Inn, and find the real killer.
THE SUMMER LIST is about Laura and Casey, two women who were inseparable in high school but haven’t spoken in 17 years. Laura reluctantly accepts an invitation to reunite for the weekend in their lakeside hometown, where she joins Casey in a scavenger hunt like the ones they did as girls. The clues lead them to their favorite summer haunts, revealing why their friendship fell apart one summer night—and unearthing a stunning family secret.
HIDDEN, the debut romantic suspense novel by Kelli Clare, will be published by SparkPress on June 5, 2018. Main character, Ellie James, is an art teacher/bartender in a small Connecticut town on the coast. Her life is rather mundane but happy until she comes home from work one night and discovers that her grandmother and sister have been murdered. As if that isn’t shocking enough, Ellie discovers that her grandmother and sister were keeping secrets from her – secrets that trace all the way back to Richard III. These secrets place Ellie’s life in danger, and the sexy but dangerous Will Hastings is the only man who can protect her. The question is whether she can trust him.
Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by Bonnie and Clyde, as well as other gangsters from the Roaring Twenties. I also have a thing for American West gunslingers and outlaws. To be honest, I have a fascination with all of the bad guys and gals of history. I’m not quite sure what that says about me… But I can say that I was very excited when I saw that Jenni L. Walsh had written a two part series about Bonnie Parker.
Grace bears a strange gift that is also a burden, something we might call acute intuition, but which her small town at the tail end of the 1960’s sees as a kind of witchcraft and her father deems a sacrilege. As the era of small-town American innocence starts to come to an end, it’s the darker forces that push Grace’s mother into postpartum depression and permeate the town with a wider sense of loss when one of its young girls go missing.
They say ignorance is bliss, but at what cost? Aliens have made contact with Earth and Humans are having a hard time digesting the new reality. Weak and unprepared, Earth is immediately plunged into intergalactic chaos. As the governments of the world scramble to incorporate aliens into political and religious texts, the everyday citizen struggles to live day by day.
Dawn Among the Stars, set in a time of war and upheaval, follows three humans as they deal with their inner demons, while adjusting to the suddenly changing world. With Earth in the middle of an intergalactic war, Kayin, Henry, and Melissa must follow separate paths to reclaim their planet.
I AM JUSTICE, the first novel in the Band of Sisters series, by Diana Munoz Stewart is a compelling, suspenseful, and thrilling romance novel. It will be released by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 1, 2018.
Renee Ann Miller's debut historical romance, NEVER DARE A WICKED EARL, was released on January 30, 2018 by Kensington. Her second novel in the Infamous Lords Series is NEVER DECEIVE A VISCOUNT, and it will be published on May 29, 2018. Since the publication of NEVER DARE A WICKED EARL, I have interviewed Renee about her novel and her writing process.
YZ Chin’s debut novel, THOUGH I GET HOME, was published on April 10, 2018. Since the novel was published, I have interviewed her about her novel and her writing process. THOUGH I GET HOME is an intimate exploration of what it means to be an individual and a citizen within a state that wishes to control the narrative, which is a description that fits more countries than we would like to admit in today’s world.
You're definitely going to want to eat at least one cupcake after reading DON'T CALL ME CUPCAKE - especially if it is one of the special, magical cupcakes that main character Emma Holloway bakes. DON'T CALL ME CUPCAKE is a contemporary romance novel by Tara Sheets. It is her debut novel, and it will be published on April 24, 2018 by Zebra Shouts. The novel is the first in the Holloway Girls series.
Jennifer Haupt’s moving debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, is a multi-cultural story deftly weaves together the journeys of three women from vastly diverse backgrounds searching for personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this novel that Bustle.com named as one of 19 debut novels to watch for in 2018 is the search for family, and the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiveness.