Buyer, Beware by Diane Vallere: “Out-of-work fashion expert Samantha Kidd is strapped. But when the buyer of handbags for a hot new retailer turns up dead and Samantha is recruited for the job, the opportunity comes with a caveat: she’s expected to find some answers.” (March 2013)
Primitive Nights by Candi Wall: “As a member of Endurance International, Myla Jordan seeks to stop the illegal logging, diseases and displacement that threaten primitive South American tribes. While posing undercover as an engineer for one of the biggest industrial culprits—InterCorp—her helicopter crashes, stranding her in the Peruvian jungle. Captured and dragged before a tribal leader, she’s shocked by his light skin, green eyes, perfect English—and her body’s instant reaction to his touch.” (January 2013)
The Star Agency by R.E. Weber: “So many of us dream of another life – a life of excitement and danger. What if, in the darkest depths of despair, you suddenly had a chance to live that life? Would you have the courage to chase that dream, even if you had to leave your friends, family and everything you knew behind? Would you take that chance?” (January 2013)
Head First, No Helmet by Robert P. Winkler: “Our intrepid hero stands at the cusp of adulthood, staring into the abyss from the safety of childhood. An entire world of choices lay before him as he looks to the future. He was always told he can do whatever he puts his mind to. Should he go to college? Get a job? Get two jobs? Find a wife and have some kids? Maybe fly on a plane for the first time, or move across the country? Go hunting or learn a martial art? How about all of the above.” (January 2013)
Iron Bloom by Billy Wong: “A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence. She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she can make a difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?” (January 2013)
Broken Things by G.S. Wright: “The world has changed. People live forever, but children are a thing of the past. To meet the demands of want-to-be parents, children have been replaced with androids… very life-like androids.” (February 2013)
Misfortune by Kenneth Carter: “The story of William Murphy, an unfortunate young man who suddenly finds himself in the middle of Olympus, realm of the Greek gods. Guided by a young woman named Ty, he discovers that he’s come to possess the power of a god (or at least half of one). Unsure as to how or why he came to wield this power, the god’s of Olympus are torn.” (January 2013)
The Teacher’s Guide to Spying by Daniel Abbott: “My name’s Fox. Augustus Fox. Or Gus to my friends. English teacher, part time carer for an autistic brother, a really rather amateur poker player, and soon to be something of a reluctant spy. When a recently arrived Russian gangster asks me to privately tutor his son, MI5 come calling and I soon find myself caught up in a web of lies and deceit – and not even allowed to blog about it.” (February 2013)
Gatsby’s Grand Adventures by Barbara Cairns & illustrated by Eugene Ruble: “Introducing Gatsby, the gallery cat, who loves exploring famous paintings at night. When he forgets to jump out before dawn, strange things happen to Winslow Homer’s ‘Snap the Whip.’ Children who enjoy animals and art will learn about an artist’s work through the adventures of a mischievous cat.” (November 2012)
The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase: “Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn’t counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be’s brother, to be assisting her. Spending the evening ensconced in the overly romantic setting while a blizzard howls outside has Lacey wondering if fairy tales really do come true…” (November 2012)
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