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Warm Wishes on May Day 2023


Hey, everyone


After lots of rain (which was needed) and temperatures dipping into the minus figures again (which was certainly NOT needed), we've come upon May. I wonder what this month will bring? And where the hell is this year going? Answers on a postcard, please.


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Until next time, take care and stay healthy!

 

The Bond (The Secret Tales, #1) by Sanna Brand, Vicki Stiefel

An impossible choice…


Lady Rosamund Fielding hides a secret so terrible it could ruin her, her family, and Major General Lord Rhys Lansdowne, the man she loves. Rose and Rhys were inseparable in childhood—their friendship the one shining light in Rose’s dark upbringing.


Yet when Rhys proposes, Rose refuses, for he can never know her shameful truth.


Returned from the Napoleonic wars and now the Marquess of Ravenscroft, Rhys is determined to uncover the reason behind Rose's rejection and win her hand and heart once and for all.


Meanwhile, Rose’s father, Earl Fielding, demands Rose accept Brigadier Viscount Pennworth's marriage proposal, threatening dire consequences if she does not obey.


Time is of the essence as Rose faces this difficult crossroads, where she is forced to confront past demons and choose a path.


Should she marry Rhys, deceiving him, and forever be branded a liar in his eyes? She cannot.


Wed Pennworth? Never.


Or flee? Away from Rhys, away from her father, and away from all she holds dear.


Rose has faced many dangerous choices in her life. Will this final one destroy her?


Release Date: 15th May 2023

 

Never fall for the straight guy—Jasper knows better. At least until his straight guy crush starts crushing back…


Jasper Tanaka has made an art form out of avoiding commitment. Which is why his crush on a nearby café owner, Matt, has been perfect—the guy is straight, vanilla, and far too sweet—everything that puts him out of Jasper’s reach.


Matt Reed’s always been unlucky in love, never enough for his partners. And when his most recent girlfriend dumps him, he decides to take a chance on something new—a rope class. Lucky for him, Jasper’s there, and their time together sparks an attraction that both surprises and captivates Matt.


When a developer’s offer threatens to shut Tabletop Tavern down, Jasper’s grasping for any distraction possible—and Matt offers the perfect one. Except the intense feelings between become far too real, and if Matt decides this was just a curiosity, Jasper won’t survive the loss of the one guy he’s let in and the only home he’s ever known.


Roll the dice on romance at Tabletop Tavern…


Release Date - 1st May 2023

 

Where the Grass Grows Blue by Hope Gibbs

Penny Crenshaw’s divorce and her husband’s swift remarriage to a much younger woman have been hot topics around Atlanta’s social circles. After a year of enduring the cruel gossip, Penny leaps from the frying pan into the fire by heading back to Kentucky to settle her grandmother’s estate.


Reluctantly, Penny travels to her hometown of Camden, knowing she will be stirring up all the ghosts from her turbulent childhood. But not all her problems stem from a dysfunctional family. One of Penny’s greatest sources of pain lives just down the street: Bradley Hitchens, her childhood best friend, the keeper of her darkest secrets, and the boy who shattered her heart.


As Penny struggles with sorting through her grandmother’s house and her own memories, a colorful group of friends drifts back into her life, reminding her of the unique warmth, fellowship, and romance that only the Bluegrass state can provide. Now that fate has forced Penny back, she must either let go of the scars of her past or risk losing a second chance at love. Can she learn to live an unbridled life?


Release Date: 16th May 2023

 

Water Music: A Cape Cod Story by Marcia Peck

The bridge at Sagamore was closed when we got there that summer of 1956. We had to cross the canal at Buzzards Bay over the only other roadway that tethered Cape Cod to the mainland.


Thus twelve-year-old Lily Grainger, while safe from ‘communists and the Pope,’ finds her family suddenly adrift. That was the summer the Andrea Doria sank, pilot whales stranded, and Lily’s father built a house he couldn't afford. Target practice on a nearby decommissioned Liberty Ship echoed not only the rancor in her parents' marriage, a rancor stoked by Lily’s competitive uncle, but also Lily’s troubles with her sister, her cousins, and especially with her mother. In her increasingly desperate efforts to salvage her parents' marriage, Lily discovers betrayals beyond her understanding as well as the small ways in which people try to rescue each other. She draws on her music lessons and her love of Cape Cod—from Sagamore and Monomoy to Nauset Spit and the Wellfleet Dunes, seeking safe passage from the limited world of her salt marsh to the larger, open ocean.


Release Date: 9th May 2023

 

Once Upon a Broken Sky by M.T. DeSantis

The circus where dreams come true, for a price...


Joining Grimmfay saved Zelandra’s life and gave her power she never thought possible. For countless performances, she’s enthralled audiences at the Master’s whim, but when a guest sees past the magic to the young woman trapped beneath, she realizes the power was never really hers.


A fairy-tale life waits beyond the circus’s eternal night, but it will take more than a handsome prince or a wish on a star to break Grimmfay’s bonds. The illusion of power isn’t so easily given up, especially when it will do everything to keep Zelandra under its control.


Come one, come any... Bring few, bring many...to Grimmfay, the fantasy circus perfect for fans of The Night Circus, Caraval, and the Lunar Chronicles.


Release Date: 21st April 2023

 

Magical Mystery Book Club: Box Set Books 1-3 by Elizabeth Pantley

THIS IS NO ORDINARY BOOK CLUB!


1 Shifting and Shenanigans

Paige and her adventurous Aunt Glo inherit a country inn from eccentric GeeGee. Finally! They can get into the secret room in the basement that GeeGee kept locked! They discover it’s a wonderful library filled to the brim with mystery books. But more than the room was a secret – it’s a magical place that houses enchanted books. Paige and Glo find themselves absorbed into the book - smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, along with a motley group of book club friends. The club will need to work together to solve the case in order to get out of the book and back to their home.

~ Finalist - 2022 Cozy Mystery Tribe Awards for BOOK OF THE YEAR ~


2 Vampires and Villains

The book club has recovered from their first book journey, and they all agree on their next book which takes place on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii. The problem is, they were so excited about the cruising idea that they didn’t read the entire blurb on the back of the book. (“It was entirely too long,” explains Zell.) Once on the ship, they meet a charming and likeable man who blends seamlessly into their motley group. Too bad they don’t know why he’s so scarce during the day but shows up to join them every evening for dinner, drinks, and a show. When a dead body shows up on board, their new friend is labeled a suspect. Can they help him out by finding the real murderer? Or is he the real murderer? The book club will need to solve the case to get off the ship, out of the book, and back to their home.


3 Cowboys and Chaos

On this book journey, the club chooses a mystery that takes place in a quaint western town – in the old Wild West. That sounds like great fun, until they arrive in the dusty old town in the Arizona desert, among cowboys and saloons. They discover that the outhouse isn’t the worse thing about this trip. The good news is that Paige, Glo, Zell, Frank, and the other members of the club discover plenty of adventures here, and they have a great time visiting a piece of history. Upon their arrival in the book, they even get the best surprise ever. This brave, loyal, and goofy group gets to live through many exciting moments as they unravel this ghostly cozy mystery story.


Usual price $7.99 – sale price $1.99

 

The End of Hatred (Etherya's Earth #1) by Rebecca Hefner

These are dangerous times on Etherya's Earth...


Slayer Princess Miranda has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she's fought to protect her people, choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound's riverbank, she seizes the opportunity to take the offensive.


Vampyre King Sathan, distraught at his sister's captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to extract the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people's state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers' life-giving blood, he can't help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.


Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce while Miranda battles the constant yearning to feel the hulking Vampyre's fangs scrape against her neck...


Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost...


 

Legends of Elessia - Shadows Over Garm Series by Luís Falcão de Magalhães

A Silvery Moon



Magic is returning to Elessia. Creatures of nightmare awaken in long-forgotten tombs. A lone monster hunter rises to protect the weak.


On his lifelong quest to cull the minions of darkness, monster-slayer Lucius travels to a quiet mountain town to consult with a fellow monk… only to find him dead. When the town’s rulers turn a deaf ear to his questioning, he and his newfound allies set out on their own quest for answers.

Their path will take them into the mountain’s darkest depths, where ghastly foes stalk their every step. But what the forces of evil don’t expect is that Lucius is not just any monster hunter—for he wields the power of the Lady of the Pines and the Silvery Moon, primordial goddess of Elessia! No darkness shall remain unburned before her silvery light.


And yet, a greater power still lies in wait, shielded by the mountain’s secrets…


Combining the charismatic characters and monster-hunting action of The Witcher with the world-building of Brandon Sanderson and intense fight scenes of R.A. Salvatore’s Legend of Drizzt, A Silvery Moon is the first chapter in a fast-paced, pulpy high fantasy sword & sorcery action-adventure trilogy. Readers and reviewers alike have compared it to The Wheel of Time, The Cloud Warrior, and The Dragonbone Chair.

Mask of the Eternal Moon


Hidden in a foreign land, the dark sorceress Memphala plots to plunge Elessia into eternal darkness. Lucius Langeshen knows naught of her plans. The monster-hunting cleric seeks her for a much more personal matter: vengeance. For his previous encounter with Memphala left him deaf to the voice of his patron deity, the Lady of the Silvery Moon. As they wander the lands of Garm in search of the sorceress’ lair, Lucius and his companion—the retired marksman Oskar—chance upon two faces from Oskar’s old crew: a burly swordswoman with a secret past and her nimble-fingered, tomb-raiding partner. Together, they face their greatest challenge yet when they clash with a ruthless mercenary company over an ancient artifact: the very mask Memphala seeks to claim godlike powers. Yet a much darker, ageless entity observes from the shadows, twisting the threads of Fate whilst biding its time… Combining the charismatic characters and monster-hunting action of The Witcher with the world-building of Brandon Sanderson and intense fight scenes of R.A. Salvatore’s Legend of Drizzt, Mask of the Eternal Moon is the second chapter in a fast-paced, high fantasy sword & sorcery action-adventure trilogy. Readers and reviewers alike have compared it to The Wheel of Time, The Cloud Warrior, and The Dragonbone Chair.

A Sundered Moon


Lucius has failed. The Blood God defeated him and bound the priest’s very soul to that of his most hated foe.


The Blood God’s curse shuts monster-hunting cleric Lucius Langeshen out of his moon-granted divine powers just when he needs them the most, while depriving the dark sorceress Memphala of the immortality that has sustained her for millennia.


Their only chance for survival is to work together to unravel the secrets of blood magic and beat the terrible deity at his own game.


But as the pair fights their way through the ruins of the capital of Garm and a populace driven mad by the wicked god’s curse, a new avatar of the Silvery Moon rises—and she will not tolerate Lucius’ dalliance with the dark…


Combining the charismatic characters and monster-hunting action of The Witcher with the world-building of Brandon Sanderson and intense fight scenes of R.A. Salvatore’s Legend of Drizzt, A Sundered Moon is the concluding chapter in a fast-paced, high fantasy sword & sorcery action-adventure trilogy. Readers and reviewers alike have compared it to The Wheel of Time, The Cloud Warrior, and The Dragonbone Chair.

 

A Stranger in Alcott Manor (The Alcott Manor Series #3) by Alyssa Richards

She thought she had escaped her past. But her haunted homecoming could resurrect buried secrets…


Peyton Alcott thought she put the past behind her. Years after being stood up on her wedding day, she’s finally found a dependable new love and a sense of purpose with her high-powered big city lifestyle. So when she returns to help her family open the newly renovated Alcott Manor, she never expected to awaken old feelings she thought were long dead…


When Peyton discovers a tintype photo of her ancestor’s 19th century wedding, she thinks she’s found the perfect decoration for the gothic estate. Until, hidden among the guests, she recognizes the all-too-familiar face of her missing ex-fiancé… Determined to solve the mystery, she’s drawn into a hidden dimension where time and truth are twisted. Confronted by secrets that threaten to unravel her bright future, she’s forced to choose between old feelings and new possibilities.


Torn between an unfinished history and a new beginning, can Peyton navigate a realm of dark forces without losing her way?


A Stranger in Alcott Manor is the third and final standalone book in a riveting trilogy. If you like contemporary gothic settings and supernatural tales, then you’ll love Alyssa Richards’ otherworldly conclusion.


On #Sale for only $2.99

 

Quarry (The Vampire Guard Book 2) by Elizabeth Noble

Four members of The Vampire Guard—Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas—face a dangerous and elusive enemy.


And this time, it’s personal.


When massive tech outages impact everything from Wi-Fi to traffic control, Blair, Forge, Declan, and Lucas think it’s a simple matter of catching troublesome hackers.


But they quickly realize far more is at stake. Millions of dollars in art are the target of a thief who’s not afraid to kill---and he’s no stranger. Not only has he escaped capture, twice, a decade ago, but he’s had a hand in life-altering tragedies throughout their lifetimes.


Once it becomes clear that art theft is just a fraction of his plan for mass destruction, they realize time is running out. The clock’s ticking. Catastrophe is imminent. Can they find and disarm all the bombs in time or will countless lives be lost?


Tags: Hackers gonna hack, older is not necessarily wiser, who needs guns when we have swords, art is weird and awesome, ambush, secret society, vampires and werewolves, jazz band, Forge plays the trumpet, the past can't change, bombs explode, hurt comfort, clock's ticking, action, suspense, intrigue, covert ops, art heist, cold cases come back to bite, pirates cheat!


 

Crazy Mountain Series by S.H. Pratt

The entirety of the Crazy Mountain Series will be available for less than $5 USD. This Crazy Love is always 99¢ but This Crazy Heart will be 99¢ and This Crazy Life will be $2.99 for the month of May on Amazon only.


This sweeping series follows Austin Green and Fiona Harper - two angry, broken people who meet in the heart of the Crazy Mountains of Montana. This series is a slow burn, hurt/comfort dark romance with cowboys and chosen family.


This Crazy Love: Has forced proximity and enemies to friends to lovers. Trigger warnings: SA off page but discussed on page; Violence against women; PTSD; and language.


This Crazy Heart: Has a groveling hero, role reversal, and mental health representation. Trigger warnings: PTSD; SA discussion; Kidnap; and Language.


This Crazy Life: Has a groveling hero, mental health representation, and a surprise child. Trigger warnings: Kidnap; PTSD; attempted SA; Gun violence; Off page discussion of passive suicidal ideation; and Language.


 

Best friends in this life. Even more in her visions of a life before. Will his rockstar dreams tear them apart?


Brighid:

I’ve loved Hunter since the day we met. Now I’ve seen a vision of our past together — long before that day in first grade. But Hunter doesn’t believe my vision, and my feelings for him have made things complicated. And that was before his band got its big break. Now, every step he takes toward superstardom feels like he’s leaving me further behind.


Hunter:

At 15, I was cut adrift, my mother gone, my father casting me aside. The only things that matter to me are my guitar and my best friend, Brighid, who’s always been there for me. But she had this dream, and now she thinks we belong together, as more than friends. Even before my band started taking off, I knew I couldn’t belong with anyone — especially not her. I have to keep her safe, even when what I’m keeping her safe from is me.


Two best friends.

Two soulmates.

A rock-and-roll dream becoming reality, and a romantic dream evaporating in the heat of the spotlight. Bringing both their dreams together in a happily-ever-after could require divine intervention.


Once Upon a Dream kicks off the Mystic Beach Rockstar Romance series with the story of how one of the hottest rock bands on the planet came to be — thanks, in part, to a lifelong friendship that always hinted at something more.


This steamy best-friends-to-lovers rockstar romance takes place in the fantastical seaside resort town of Mystic Beach, Delaware, where things aren't always as they seem and everyday life puts the para in paranormal. It's where these two best friends became close through affection and tragedy, and were pushed apart by rockstar dreams and past-life visions.


Get to know rhythm guitarist Hunter and his best friend, Brighid, during the years before aMUSEd rocketed up the charts, and get a taste of what fate — and a goddess — may have in store for the pair.


The story will continue in the upcoming second novel in the series, Dream Weaver, followed by even more stories of a summer that changes life for all six members of aMUSEd.


#FREE - May 3-7

 


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