What’s New This Week: August 7th Edition

Another week, another set of new titles to browse. Gosh, we love Fridays!

The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O'Neal (Mystery/Crime)

It’s been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother’s caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter return to England to help.

 

Zoe dreads seeing her estranged mother, who left when Zoe was seven to travel the world. As the four generations of women reunite, the emotional pain of the past is awakened. And to complicate matters further, Zoe must also confront the ex-boyfriend she betrayed many years before.

 

Anxieties spike when tragedy befalls another woman in the village. As the mystery turns more sinister, new grief melds with old betrayal. Now the four Fairchild women will be tested in ways they couldn’t imagine as they contend with dangers within and without, desperate to heal themselves and their relationships with each other.

Warping Minds and Other Misdemeanors by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen (YA/Urban fantasy)

My name is Kit Morris, and welcome to my warped life.


Picture the scene: Me, an average guy with psychic powers—not that my abilities are in any way average—just trying to scrape by in a harsh world. So maybe I’ve conned a few people, but did I really deserve to be thrown in MPD jail alongside magic-wielding serial killers?


According to Agent Lienna Shen, one-hundred-percent yes.


But her hardass attitude and “Arcana prodigy” status aren’t enough to bring down my former best friend, who slipped through the MPD’s fingers and is days away from unleashing untold horrors upon the city. Or he’s going to steal something. I don’t really know.


Whatever he’s up to, that’s why I’m sitting in an interrogation room with Lienna. And that’s why I just offered myself as her temporary new partner for the purposes of thwarting my ex-accomplice.


And that’s how I’m going to escape. I might even help with the case before I cut and run.

Fae Rose Academy by quinn Ashwood and Avery Song (YA Fantasy)

What is it like to be a part of the purely divine? There’s no way to know unless you’re awakened to the truth hidden beneath the lies.

 

I, Rosadette Campbell, have finally been told the truth of my heritage and all that’s been hidden from me. It’s shocking, heart-clenching, and makes me want to run back to my life as human scum in the lower lands.

 

But I’ve fallen in love with this world, and with a daring and humble prince, so I’m determined to give it all a second chance. And not for nothing, this may be the opportunity I’ve long sought, because my many questions will lead to answers and those willing to aid me in my conquest.

Before I venture into the darker depths of year two, I must walk within the shadows of my birthplace and discover how powerful a fae like me can become. I’ll face the raging magic of the lands and seas, as well as the hidden secrets that separate the purely divine from the deadly.

 

Darkness is brewing, revenge is calling, and I know a certain prince is waiting for my swift return. Let him endure the loss of my rose, for I am in a place of belonging and when I return for my second year at Fae Rose Academy, I hope he’s ready.

 

I hope they’re all ready.

Repetition by C.L. Sidell (Paranormal/horror)

Two ghosts.One curse.Desperate for a fresh start, Marche Baker moves into the vacant house on Victor Street.Yet all is not right.A lady cloaked in black begins to haunt her daughter’s dreams, while Marche experiences gruesome hallucinations. Then she makes a startling discovery—the women who have resided at her address have a bloody habit of dying prematurely.

 

The natural and supernatural collide as Marche races to unearth the secrets buried within her home’s walls.

 

Can she save herself and her daughter? Or is history bound to repeat itself?

As Big As the Sky by Amy Aislin (LGBT Romance)

Sam McAuley isn’t having a great start to the summer. Served with papers? Great. He’s being sued. Perfect, pristine yard overrun with chickens? What the—? Clearly, the new guy running the animal rehabilitation centre next door has no idea what he’s doing.

It’s one town to the next, one school to the next, one job to the next for Bo Novak. Everything is temporary. Even his current job—running his sister’s animal rehab centre while she’s away on a four-month leave—is temporary. And he does know what he’s doing, thank you very much. Sure, things don’t always run smoothly, but the stick-in-the-mud next door could be a little nicer about it.

One overheard conversation, an olive branch, and a baseball game might show these guys that being at odds isn’t really what they want, and that what they want might just be each other.

No Time For Adventure by Jean C. Gordon (Romance)

When six friends make a pact not to let love get in the way of their careers, the No Brides Club is born. But could meeting the right man at the wrong time cause them to break their vows to each other?

 

Victoria Hambersby is a charter member of the “No Brides Club” and that’s given her plenty of time to focus on her career. She’s even on the verge of creating a VA program that will help vets with physical and mental challenges stretch their abilities. But that dream hits a major road bump when she’s informed that she must combine her program with that of Joshua Lewis, the owner of “No Limits” extreme adventure company.

 

Since two of his sisters are also members of the No Brides Club, Josh is aware of the no romance before career goals motto. So while he finds Vic attractive, the focus needs to stay on finding a way to blend their proposal ideas. But with baggage from their pasts coloring their viewpoints, that’s not going to be easy.

 

To get a better idea of what Josh’s company has to offer, Vic agrees to a weekend adventure, which, despite herself, stirs her inner thrill-seeker. Surprisingly they may have more in common than they believe, but can they overcome their defensive barriers to let go of the past and reach for the future?

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