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Borne, Olive Branches & The Bet: Coming Attractions

Here are some handpicked titles from our New Books section. Want to include your book? Just read our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book post. Don’t forget to include your title’s exact release date and a link.

Borne by K.A. Tomasovich: “Fifteen-year-old Maya has just lost everything: her parents, her home, her life. Now she must start over in the mysterious forests of the Catskills. While trying to fit in at her new high school, she befriends another lost soul, Cayne. Together, they must solve the riddle posed by the discovery of a long-dead aunt, an enigmatic grandmother, a monster in the woods, and a unique, glow-in-the-dark feather. Somehow, Maya must have the courage to discover not only who she is, but what she is.” (May 2012)

Olive Branches Don’t Grown on Trees by Grace Mattoli: ”Imagine you are asked to plan a gathering for a feuding family of six that has not been gathered together in over six years. Add to this the fact that the parents of this family are newly separated and that your own life is falling apart. This is the challenge that befalls twenty-three year old Silvia Greco when she is drafted into helping her mother plan a party for her younger brother’s high school graduation. She takes it on, and in doing so, must negotiate with each member of her family, appealing to their individual needs and interests, in order to get them to go. Through this process, she learns that peace is not something that is easily achieved or freely existing. It is something that needs to be created, cultivated and nurtured. In other words, she learns that ‘olive branches don’t grow on trees.’” (July 2012)

The Bet by David R. Brown: “Richard Kepperman was on top of his game until blowing the whistle on his high powered Atlanta accounting firm. Black balled from the financial arena, on the verge of bankruptcy, he returns to his roots in coastal Georgia to be near his aging grandfather, Clayton. Frustrated and underemployed, he is an easy mark when approached by a stranger who offers to bet ten million dollars that he can capture Richard within a span of thirty days. In return, Richard will be required to risk all that he holds dear.” (July 2012)

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