Literary July 23rd

Back Side of a Hurricane by Robert Schwab Back Side of a Hurricane by Robert Schwab


Tucker Nash is a man in motion, unencumbered by the need for reflection or deep thought, whose only personal and professional successes in life are due to his marriage to Bellamy Ducharme. His personal mantra is, “It’s a great day to make money.” In summer, 1989, poised to earn a promotion to the highest level in his father-in-law’s company in Wilmington, Delaware, Tucker learns from Bellamy’s sister that Bellamy, who is suffering from depression, is contemplating divorce. Having lost his mother six months earlier, and his father in the Vietnam war, Tucker fears isolation, loss of his professional identity and status, and cannot conceive of life without his wife and children. He enters counseling with Bellamy at the urging of her psychiatrist.

During counseling, Tucker discovers a lost memory of perhaps the only pleasant time he ever spent with his father, on a fishing trip somewhere in coastal South Carolina. The psychiatrist recommends that Tucker and Bellamy take a weekend away together to try to locate the site. The timing conflicts with Tucker’s need to increase his sales in advance of the upcoming company annual meeting, where promotions are announced.

Bellamy’s sister becomes critically ill on the eve of the trip, and Tucker goes alone, with Bellamy’s blessing. Impatient (as always) to succeed quickly, Tucker abandons plans and ignores advice, resulting in car trouble that strands him in rural South Carolina, short of his destination. He meets Earl Pitney, a master mechanic, a man scarred by his childhood, personal tragedy, and the Vietnam War, whose only ambitions are to be a great mechanic and to enjoy a quiet, peaceful life. Earl’s guiding principle is to sit still when trouble arrives, that “there is a back side to a hurricane where the wind blows in the opposite direction.” Tucker’s quest to find the cabin on Cape Leatherneck Island threatens Earl’s serenity, because Earl has been haunted by the island’s secret for many years.

As Hurricane Hugo bears down on South Carolina, Tucker struggles to find his father’s memory while Earl struggles to solve the mystery of Tucker’s car. If Earl gets his way, Tucker may lose his family and his career. If Tucker gets his way, Earl may lose the peaceful life he has worked so hard to build. If Hugo gets its way, everyone may lose.


Mystery-Thriller July 23rd

The American's Cousin by Julie HighmoreThe American’s Cousin by Julie Highmore

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A twisty and gripping psychological thriller that keeps you guessing. THE AMERICAN’S COUSIN combines wit and suspense, in a dark and unsettling first case for investigator Edie Fox − one that blurs the professional and the personal with terrifying results.


Science-Fiction July 23rd

Red Gambit by Luke R. MitchellRed Gambit by Luke R. Mitchell

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RED GAMBIT is the first book in the Harvesters Series, an alien invasion adventure set on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Think HALO meets DRESDEN FILES, with STAR WARS flavored sprinkles. Fans of Michael Anderle, Lindsay Buroker, and Chris Fox will love this series for its “fast-paced adventure,” “compelling characters,” and “wonderfully wise-cracking dialogue.”


Children (Teen – Young Adult) July 23rd

First Command by Alex LidellFirst Command by Alex Lidell

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Master and Commander meets Sarah J Maas in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess’s quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms.

Born to privilege, called to service, trained for command, seventeen-year-old Lieutenant Nile Greysik finally gets the chance to prove herself a leader. As she takes charge of a captured enemy ship, her orders will take her through hostile waters and stormy seas with a hold full of prisoners, a skeptical crew, and a handsome first mate whose every move undermines her confidence.

To navigate to safe harbor, Nile must earn the crew’s trust . . . but first she must dare to trust herself.

FIRST COMMAND is a prequel novella in Alex Lidell’s TIDES series. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Naomi Novik.


Horror July 23rd

Midnight Sun by Ramsey CampbellMidnight Sun by Ramsey Campbell


Ben Stirling is a quiet, young boy with a morbid past. He has run away from his aunt’s house where he lives in search of the real truth about what happened to his grandfather, and his family… As he struggles to fit in both at home with his strict aunt and at school with the bullies, he eventually meets the similarly reclusive young boy, Dominic. In Dominic, Ben finds someone else who is enamoured with the world of books. Together they foster each other’s imaginations and provide the friendship they both need. In his adult years, Ben inherits the ancestral home. He and his family decide to move in… unaware of the strange stories concerning those who stray too close to the nearby woods at night. Ben is increasingly drawn to Sterling Forest — extensive pinewoods planted around the ancient oak grove where his great-grandfather was found dead so many years before. Edward Sterling had previously been exploring the icy wastes of the far north, where shamans were said to practise ancient rituals to keep the midnight sun shining over their desolate land. Found naked and snowblind in this distant wilderness, he had been returned to his wife… but died soon afterwards. Now, three generations later, Ben unwittingly sets loose an awesome power, and soon the entire countryside falls into the grip of ice and blizzards. He is soon ready for what he’d been awaiting his whole life…


Fantasy July 23rd

Shardai by Sandra CoxShardai by Sandra Cox

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Shadai is a large sleek cat with attitude. He has the courage of a tiger and the disdain of a king. The fearless feline has ony one weakness…his guardian. He would do anything, even come back from the afterlife, for her.


Fantasy (Young Adult) July 16th

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. KingThe Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

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In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.
But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.
Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.


Romance-New-Adult July 16th

The Royal Roommate by P.G. VanThe Royal Roommate by P.G. Van

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My purpose in life is to protect you…

Sid is Army strong and sinfully sexy. He is tasked to investigate a woman suspected of having connections with a rebel group. The style of investigation was not his choice, and he is asked to move in as the roommate of the person of interest, Amy.
Amy was thrilled to start her internship in San Francisco and wasn’t expecting a man with rock-solid abs as her roommate. The moment she laid eyes on him, she knew he was bad news. The attraction was undeniable and they both wondered how long they could hold on to their resolve. Sid didn’t want to sleep with a suspect even if she was wildly beautiful and sexy. Amy wasn’t interested in a fling.

Just when Sid is about close his investigation and declare Amy’s innocence, he finds out something about her that changes everything. She becomes the most important person in his life.


Romance-Contemporary July 16th

Legal Love by Emma KingsleyLegal Love by Emma Kingsley

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After graduating law school, Grace Douglas is forced to make one of the hardest decisions of her life. Instead of taking a job at a non-profit firm, defending humanitarian causes and the environment, as she had originally dreamed, she starts working for billionaire Richard De Marco. De Marco’s reputation as a ruthless businessman is well deserved and Grace is hesitant to work for him, but she is desperate to help her parents save their business and pay off the loans they took to help her pay for school. Despite their deep differences, De Marco and Grace are instantly drawn to each other. Their connection grows stronger and he attempts to mould her to fit into his world. Determined to hold tight to her values, Grace pushes him away. But De Marco is used to getting what he wants. Will Grace’s loyalty to her ideals break their bond forever or will it inspire De Marco and melt his cold heart?

Clean, inspirational romance novella, with strong characters and a heartwarming happily ever after.


Romance-Inspirational July 16th

Holding On by Deborah HealHolding On by Deborah Heal

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A modern retelling of the Old Testament story of Ruth—a sweet romance about courage, loyalty, and second chances.

When Julia passes through the small town of Coldwater, driving her screeching pickup with her mother-in-law and everything she owns in the RV they’re towing, all she wants is to get Helen settled on what’s left of the family farm and hurry back to civilization.
Julia’s still mourning her husband, and so romance is the last thing on her mind. But whenever Neil Ashe shows up, the attraction between them flares—even though his divorce has left him leery of city women, and she’s not interested in muscle-bound farmers, no matter how handsome they may be.
Julia soon realizes she’s going to have to stick around to help Helen hold on to her forty-acres because someone is after them. Besides, how could she leave her mother-in-law to the tender mercies of the legalistic bullies who have taken over Bethel Church? They pick at Helen like Job’s “friends,” telling her God has cursed her. Why else would her husband and both sons die in tragic accidents?
Julia is determined to deal with everything on her own, just as she’s been doing ever since Lucas died. But Neil thinks it’s his job to make all their problems go away. Will Julia stubbornly go it alone, holding on to both her pride and the memory of her husband, or will she ask Neil to come to the rescue—and into her heart?


Science-Fiction July 16th

The Last Star Chronicles: The Lost Tomb of the Gods by Logan T. StarkThe Last Star Chronicles: The Lost Tomb of the Gods by Logan T. Stark


“Until a week ago, Anthony was an ordinary teenager. Now everything has changed. The world has become a dangerous place. But the nightmare has only just begun. Mirrored in the stars, the secrets of the Pyramids have been revealed. Anthony only wants to save his father, to retrieve the artefact and trade it for their freedom. But, for him, Destiny has been waiting and she has other plans. In a new world of amazing creatures and terrifying monsters, Anthony and a small band of brothers must decipher the clues left by the ancients and embark on a perilous adventure to discover the Lost Tomb of the Gods.

The forces of darkness are hot on their heels…. A power as old as the universe is awakening…. Voices from beyond the grave are calling….

The battle for Earth has begun…”


Mystery-Thriller July 16th

Each Little Lie by Tom BaleEach Little Lie by Tom Bale


One split second can destroy your life forever

Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbor, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control… When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her – or is she losing her mind? Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger. They’re watching her child as well.

A psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page


Fantasy July 16th

Vampire King by Joanna MazurkiewiczVampire King by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

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A modern retelling of Cinderella with a Vampire twist! 18+

Tired of waiting around for true love, Cindy–a young girl from the Farrington Kingdom whose father died years ago, decides to take matters into her own hands.

King Caspian II organises a ball for his son and invites every eligible woman in the Kingdom, meaning Cindy’s invited too.

The trouble is, her stepmother, Ida, rips Cindy’s dress to shreds and forbids her to attend the ball. Cindy trips over a drunken a woman of the night who’s blessed with extraordinary magic. She transforms Cindy’s tattered dress into a beautiful ball gown, a carriage from two beggars and sends her on her way. But the Prince doesn’t catch her attention, instead it’s King Caspian himself who lures her into his bed. After a night of pure passion with the King, Cindy discovers that he isn’t human at all, but a vampire, hell-bent on having her in his bed again.


Romance-Paranormal July 16th

Soul Reborn : Key To The Cursed (Book 1) by Jean MurraySoul Reborn : Key To The Cursed (Book 1) by Jean Murray

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“Do you have to look at me that way?” “What look would that be, Lilly?” “The one that looks like you are going to take a bite out of me.” Asar blinked, his eyes darkened. He leaned in closer so that his lips almost touched hers. “You mean this one?” Lilly’s heart clashed against her chest. “Yes.” “And what if I wanted to take a little nibble?”

Romantic Times Review: “Murray’s debut effort is an ambitious undertaking that reworks a tale of zombies run amok. By placing Egyptian gods in a contemporary American setting, the author creates a background that becomes as important as her characters. The Carrigan sisters are worthy heroines and the promise of continuing tales is welcome.”- by: Karen Sweeny-Justice

Night Owl Romance Review: “The first book in the “Key to the Cursed” series was absolutely phenomenal. Anything that deals with old world deities and is written well always hooks me from the get go. This was definitely an excellent book to begin a new series.”

Science-Fiction June 27th

The Alliance by Jason LettsThe Alliance by Jason Letts

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Being orphaned on Mars puts Rion Istlegaard on a collision course with the malicious Planetary Alliance.

When his father abandons him in a bustling Mars spaceport at age five, Rion is forced to use his wits to survive by any means necessary. At least he’s not alone. It isn’t uncommon for children to be left behind thanks to the callous rules of the planet’s overseers. But Rion is determined to rise above the squalor and get back at those who took everything away from him. With the help of a legendary spaceship, he just might do it.


Fantasy June 27th

Rune Empire by Sandell WallRune Empire by Sandell Wall

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Four hundred years ago the Alkomian Empire clawed its way from the long dark, uniting the splintered factions of mankind under one banner. Harnessing the mysterious power of runes, the empire of man spread across the land, exploring and inhabiting the ancient fortresses that they plundered for runestones. For centuries humanity has stood unopposed, masters of their own destiny.

Until now.


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