Can you believe it’s the end of July? While it’s not all sun and roses out there, one thing we can always count on is the release of brand new books to take our mind off all that troubles us. At least for a little while, anyway.
The F.I.T.T. Principle by E. Collins (NA Romance)
What would you do to fit in?
Growing up, Molley Larson had everything: the looks, the boyfriend, the grades. She was in the top tier of her class, a cheerleader to boot. So when she arrived at University she fully expected for her winning streak to continue.
But life’s not that simple.
When all expectations crumble, Molley turns to Sigma Alpha Kai, hoping to find support and comradery, but the exclusive sorority doesn’t just accept anyone.
To prove her worth, Molley finds herself spiraling down into a world of overexertion and starvation she may not climb out of.
Enter Will Wyatt, vet major with a secret Molley can’t seem to rid herself of, offering advise and unwanted snacks. With Will’s help will Molley see the danger in her practices or will her journey to fit in send her down a path she cannot come back from?
Spread the Love Around by Lisa Reynolds (LGBT Romance)
When amateur Dublin drag queen Aoibhinn O’Broin, Jack McCluskey out of drag, hears about the plight of the dogs in Wags Dog Shelter, there is no other option than to spring into action and do something. Jack decides to create a drag version of Sister Act to raise funds with the reluctant help of his best friend, night club owner Dermot. Along the way, he finds love and makes many new friends. He also battles with both his confidence and bigots.
Tionsphere by j.C. Gemmell (sci-fi/dystopian)
For a million years, the human population was less than 26,000 people. By the year 2062, ten billion individuals crowded the planet.
As humanity faced its greatest challenge, two global corporations merge to deliver a radical solution: the construction of concentric spheres encircling the world. For almost a thousand years, the new world was astonishingly empty, but as the tionsphere approaches capacity, its universal processing service starts to fail, threatening the lives of the obsessively-connected people.
Caitlyn and her small team of contract theorists accept the impossible task of understanding why. They discover individuals who seemingly pre-date the tionsphere, including one who plans to destroy everything within Tion’s spheres. Pazel is intent on killing thousands of billions of people to preserve an elite population tailored to his own desires.
Set on an immense scale, Tionsphere follows ordinary workers surviving in a world overflowing with people distracted by their technology and threatened by a life without it.
The Crucible of the Crimson Lion by Elizabeth Eckstein (Fantasy)
The Great Pantomeus has spent five hundred years brewing up the perfect revenge. What Matthew Nightingale doesn’t know, is that he’s part of the plan…
A crazed, near-immortal alchemist locked away in an underground chamber is the last thing Matthew expects to find on a school trip to the British Museum. But the hasty pact he makes with the terrifying stranger completely backfires when Pantomeus breaks free and Matthew is plunged headlong into a mind-boggling world of secret societies, alchemy, and revenge.
Caught in the middle of a centuries-old feud between ageless Masters, Matthew now has only one way to escape Pantomeus’ murderous plans – join the secret Order of the Crucible of the Crimson Lion and become an alchemist himself. Only, it isn’t gold that Matthew makes in the Order, but friends, and soon he is whizzing through portals, discovering incredible inventions and powerful arcana while the Science of the Impossible plunges him into a mesmerizing world.
But the ancient Order has secrets of its own, and once Matthew comes across a dark legend and a mysterious girl in a dusty old mansion, he realises no one is safe. Something terrible is going on in the Order and it’s up to him to find the truth. But can he save his new friends and stop Pantomeus in time before he loses all that he holds dear?
Alien Eyes by Storm Caywood (LGBT Sci-Fi)
After Adil and Esihle met on a space station orbiting alien refugee Esihle’s home planet of Yalaphor, their relationship of lust and intensity gradually blossomed into love.
Now on Yalaphor, the two care for Sehthe, a young girl who has been orphaned by the same war that cast Esihle out of his home.
To keep their new family safe, Esihle and Adil must come face to face with the worst of Yalaphor, each other, and themselves.
This heartfelt follow-up to Storm Caywood’s debut novella Alien Hands is emotional and sexy, exploring how two beings from different worlds fit together and forge a life together while facing extreme obstacles. Alien Eyes continues a story of redemption and love as it moves from sparks flying on a space station in isolation to domestic life on another planet.
Grace and Serenity by Annalisa Crawford (Psychological)
Living on the streets is terrifying and exhausting. Grace’s only comforts are a steady stream of vodka, and a strange little boy who’s following her around.
At nineteen, Grace has already had a child and endured an abusive marriage. But she’s also had her baby abducted by her vengeful husband and been framed as a neglectful mother. Even her own parents doubted her version of the story. So she did the only thing that made sense to her—run away.
The streets are unforgiving. Winter is drawing in. And Grace isn’t prepared for the harsh realities of survival. At her very bleakest, a Good Samaritan swoops into her life and rescues her. With a roof over her head and food in her stomach, she longs to see her baby again.
Palimpsest by Craid Herdern (dystopian)
The young Lucinda Soames-Parker, brought up in a dysfunctional family environment, discovers a terrible truth when she joins a drug trial.
Gaining access to the hidden multiverse highway, the domain of infinite doppelganger universes, endowing unlimited possibilities for all those that enter, Lu begins a journey where she meets some of the worst of humankind.
From Jack the Ripper and the seventeenth century Blood Countess of Galicia to the Nazi Bitch of the Lubelski death camps and the family she thought she knew…
What I Did by Kayla Krantz (Thriller)
A dangerous situation.
A choice between life and death.
What would you do to survive?
On the surface, Jessica is your all-American woman—blonde, young, and pretty—but there’s something off in her subconscious, something that draws her to horror movies and true crime. Living with a mix of social anxiety and agoraphobia makes maneuvering the world outside of her mother’s apartment tough, but her job at the local grocery store is something she can manage.
That is, until she gets swept up in the crossfire of an active shooter. In order to survive, Jess must tap into the growing darkness inside of her and cross a line there’s no coming back from, committing her first murder. The experience teaches her one important lesson: murders are like potato chips. You can never have just one.
*Warning: Contains scenes of violence that might be triggering to some*
Beneath the Fallen Leaves by Chris Davis (Thriller)
A small Central Texas city known for it’s sanctity and safety is hit by storms both figurative and literal. The people of Sealy, Texas had never before needed a hero, and when they did, there were none to be found. You’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the 1984 Texas summer as theft, drugs, and violence became the norm, and four innocent residents pay the ultimate price.