May & June New Releases

Window of Secrets Mission: Oasis de Huacachina (Novella)
by DJ Erfert
$1.99 - Amazon

A hot guy, a hot desert, and abducted teenaged girls spin CIA agent Lucy James’ simple mission to Peru into a deadly game of hide and seek.





 

Blood at Haught Springs (Men of Haught Springs #1) (Novella)
by Marsha Ward
$2.99 - Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Apple | Smashwords

Wes Haught wants his brother to grow up and tend to his share of the chores at the family's general store. Lonnie Haught dreams of the day he can leave home and use his gun. Both brothers resent the added work their father's recent accident has laid on them.

When a new family arrives in Haught Springs, Wes falls for the fair-haired daughter, while Lonnie seizes upon the father's offer of a job as his chance for escape.

But lies unravel and lives hang in the balance as brother fights against brother.

Fiery emotions and vengeful acts erupt in a smoldering new Western adventure novella.

Two bonus short stories are included in this book: Cottonwood Cowboys and No More Strangers.
 
Cupcakes and Cowboys
by Lindzee Armstrong
$2.99 - Amazon

Cassidy wants two things—to make her cupcake shop a success, and to forget the ex-fiance who traded her for the lights of Hollywood. She can’t stand actors, movies, or anything resembling the guy who ruined her life. So when Jase—best friend of her ex and A-list actor—shows up at the ranch to research an upcoming role, ignoring her past becomes impossible.

Jase is desperate to escape Hollywood, and ranch life gives him a temporary reprieve. But ranching is starting to feel less like preparing for a role and more like the life he’s always wanted. And he can’t help envisioning Cassidy as his co-star. Can Jase convince this stunning cupcake shop owner that he’s really a country boy at heart?
 
My Colorful Family
by LeAnn Mathis
$2.99 (Kindle--narrated ebook) $6.45 (print)

A picture book that reminds us that individuals are like colors. The more you have in your life, the better it is.



 



Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter-day Saints
by Rachelle J. Christensen
$2.99 - Kindle | Nook

Whether it happens to you or someone you love, there’s no way to prepare for the overwhelming sense of loss that accompanies a miscarriage. But as Latter-day Saints, we know that Heavenly Father’s plan offers solace, even in the face of adversity. Lost Children provides specific information about miscarriage and how it affects a person physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Rachelle J. Christensen draws on her own experiences with miscarriage and infertility to bring you a comforting guide that’s perfect for anyone who’s had to struggle through this trial. Strengthen your testimony of the eternal plan as you learn to find happiness in spite of trials and joy in spite of pain.
 
Menopausal Mischief
by Tina Scott
$2.99 - Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Kobo | iTunes

A lighthearted, urban fantasy, combining menopause, fairies, and family.

Angela is excited to discover her childhood wish to become a fairy is being fulfilled—even if it is fifty years later. She vows her allegiance to the fairies, and tells her non-believing husband, Ted, before learning the particulars. Now, Angela must meet each requirement before All Hollow’s Eve or lose her family, and her wings, forever.

“Believe in yourself,” is the fairy queen’s request, and it’s key to her success. But, how can Angela believe in herself when Ted and her teens are increasingly intolerant of her “fairy fixation.” Her friendship with a handsome fireman who does believe in fairies, and who keeps coming to her rescue, only seems to make things worse.


As the clock ticks for Angela, she must master the art of flying, hear and complete a telepathically-sent fairy mission, battle pixies, deal with a diabolical neighbor, and turn her family into believers—all while keeping the house clean and having dinner ready on time each night.
 
Between the Lines
by Annette Lyon
$0.99 - Amazon | iTunes | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Jane Martin is intelligent but extremely shy, especially around men. When the Aid and Cultural Society proposes a letter-writing program, Jane signs up, hoping she can find a friend across the miles. But the program doesn’t run as smoothly as expected.

Unbeknownst to her, Thomas Allred from town becomes her writing friend. Thomas has always known quiet Jane—or thought he did—but reading her letters addressed to his secret persona opens his eyes to what an amazing woman she is. Meanwhile, Jane has no idea that the romantic letters she receives are penned by Thomas—or that he’s falling in love with her in person.

BETWEEN THE LINES was originally published as part of the Timeless Romance Anthology: Love Letter Collection (2014)
 
A Doorway Back to Forever: Believe
by Nanette O'Neal
$3.99 - Kindle | $13.99 - Paperback

Best friends share everything, right? Unless it’s a secret that could cost them their lives. Robyn and Kit are born with forbidden magic-sense, the power to see and hear beyond Earthly sight and sound. It’s a curse that haunts them, but the girls are strangely drawn to it—could there be more to this power than they’ve been told? When they spill their secret, it opens a doorway back to Forever—a beautiful realm where magic-sense began. They learn the truth: they have been given a noble gift. It connects them to the Skyborn royalty of this new world. They’ve been summoned back by the forces for good to preserve the kingdom and revive the power where it once flourished—on Earth. It can thrive again, if Robyn and Kit are brave enough to follow. However, the doorway awakens more than magical fairy-tales. A dark force is unleashed—one that has battled the Skyborn since time began, and it wants the girls dead, the Earth destroyed. Beyond the doorway is where the adventure begins—trickery, kidnapping, a prison break, rescue teams, sword fights, magical gold-dust, holographic medallions, and singing orbs—but only for those who have the courage to believe.

March & April New Releases

Curl Up With a Cowboy
by Lindzee Armstrong, Liz Isaacson, Jolene Betty Perry, Cindi Madsen, Cassie Mae, Kimberly Krey, Kelly Ann Morgan
$.99 for ebook ($3.99 on release day, April 25th ) - Amazon
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

A boxed set of modern cowboy romance novellas from USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors.

Lights, Cowboy, Action by Cindi Madsen
Southern Kicks by Cassie Mae
Holden's Heart by Kelli Ann Morgan
Ranch Hand for Auction by Kimberly Krey
Cupcakes and Cowboys by Lindzee Armstrong
Chasing Kisses by Jolene Betty Perry
Sixth Street Love Affair by Liz Isaacson


Sweet & Sassy Anthology: Sand and Kisses
by Elana Johnson, Cindy Hogan, Jo Noelle, Candice Toone, Donea Lee Weaver
$.99 - Amazon
Genre: Contemporary Romance

OPEN FOR LOVE by Elana Johnson
Sabrina Arnold loves running her family's Bed & Breakfast in sunny New Orleans. What she doesn't love is the new establishment going up right next door. While Bri's snooping around the place to see how it compares to hers, she's caught by tall, dark, and handsome Carter Hammond.

What she doesn't know is that Carter owns the property where she's trespassing, though he claims he doesn't. He's in New Orleans to start his first business venture, get out from underneath his father's thumb, and learn about the mother he's never known. As he and Bri spend more time together, he knows it's only a matter of time before she finds out that he owns the building she hates. Can their fledgling, summer love survive against the odds?

SECRETS IN THE SAND by Cindy M. Hogan
Sometimes staying hidden, even for a spy, is nearly impossible.

Christy Hadden, spy extraordinaire, thinks she’s created the perfect getaway in beautiful South Beach, Florida. A place where she and her handler, Jeremy, can give their forbidden romance a chance - in secret.

But when they hear cries of alarm in an alley nearby, they can’t resist the pull to help, even if it exposes them. And when Christy becomes a person of interest in a murder committed in that same alley, they must hunt down the real killers and clear
Christy's name.

In this game of hide and seek, it seems their secret is sure to be found out. Christy may have to choose between the love of her life and her life's purpose - and the stakes are higher than she ever bargained for.

LIFE'S A BEACH by Jo Noelle
Jenna Brennan doesn’t believe in love. She doesn’t believe in marriage, and she’s learned to only count on herself. At her Uncle Walter’s insistence, and a little emotional blackmail, she returns to Misty Harbor Cottages to help him for one last summer in a place that's really the only home she’s ever known.

Cole Zamora has worked at Misty Harbor for more than half of his twenty-three years, and imagined someday owning the place. He met Jenna when they were ten-years-old, and his young heart fell hard for her, relishing every summer she came back. That is, until two years ago, when she broke his heart and never returned.

Uncle Walter proposes a challenge between the two, with the winner becoming the new owner of Misty Harbor. Now, there’s a real chance Cole could lose his heart and his home. Jenna isn’t sure which worries her more—a summer of rivalry or romance?

THE UPGRADE by Candice Toone
Moving on after college can be tough. Especially when former sorority president and dance team captain, Amanda Ford, takes a job at her alma mater. Her big plans to help host a study abroad tour to Peru and to launch a dance fitness program back on campus nearly come undone when she meets Spencer Elliott, an adorable undergrad who’d love to date the girl she used to be. She gives in to a final hurrah date, but regrets that choice when Spencer shows up at the study abroad orientation. Customs regulations, professional insecurities and social unrest combine to challenge Amanda’s developing professional prowess, often leaving her pitifully vulnerable to the unfortunate combination of an emerging sense of self, a handsome near-stranger, and a beautiful Peruvian beach.

SURFBOARDS AND STAR TREK by Donea Lee Weaver
When Anna meets Derek while on vacation at the beach, it’s not exactly love at first sight. How could a handsome surfer be interested in a divorcee like her? When she finds their age difference is nominal and that she and Derek share a love for all things Star Trek, she hopes love might blossom. But, long-distance relationships are tough. And when a waitress mistakes her for Derek’s mom, she starts to doubt the budding romance. Can a California surf-connoisseur and an older woman who sucks at all things water-sports find enough common ground to make a relationship work?
 

A Savage Ghost - Audiobook
by Donna K. Weaver
$7.47 - Audible | Amazon | iTunes
Genre: Contemporary Clean Romance

Lia Savage reluctantly puts her dream of opening a dessert boutique on hold to help her dad remodel a castle he’s inherited in Washington State. Soon, a specter targets her younger sister.

Lia enlists the help of Coop Montgomery, the head gardener and her former crush. As they search together for a way to rid the castle of its ghost, the romance she used to dream about with him kindles. But Lia’s gentle giant means to stay in Washington while she’s determined to return to California. She must find the courage to face both the ghost and her future.

With Coop. Or without him.
   
Taylor Lynne: The Women of Merryton - Book Two
by Jennifer Peel
$3.99 - Amazon
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Determined not to repeat the same mistakes as her mother, Taylor Cole left her husband with their toddler in tow fourteen years ago and vowed never to return to Merryton. Now she is finally ready to face her demons and put the past and her ex-husband behind her, but to do that she and her daughter must return to the place that haunts her memories. A place where she lost not only the love of her life, but her childhood hopes and dreams.

When they move back, Taylor can’t seem to remain apathetic toward her ex-husband or his nine-year-old daughter. She discovers that maybe all wasn’t as it seemed so many years ago. And maybe—just maybe—she and her ex-husband need each other more now than they ever have before. But can the exes put the past behind them and find a way to forgive each other? Or will they let past mistakes and misunderstandings keep them from future happiness?

Return to Merryton and join Taylor and Easton on their journey, and catch up with old friends you grew to love in Jessie Belle. 
  
The {Re}Model Marriage
Author: Maria Hoagland
$3.99 - Amazon
Genre: Women's Fiction/Clean Romance

From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn’t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.

With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter’s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home’s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets—in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter—and find themselves questioning what true love really is.
  
Gladly Beyond
by Nichole Van
$3.99 - Amazon
Genre: Romance

An ancient curse, fractured at the birth of three brothers.
Two strangers helplessly drawn to each other.
A love story two hundred years in the making.

Claire Raythorn arrives in Florence, Italy, shattered, alone, and anxious to rebuild her life--preferably one without men. But she soon finds herself hunted and haunted-- literally--when a mysterious stalker dressed like Mr. Darcy from BBC central casting appears in her photos. And only her photos. Who is this man? And what does his ghostly presence mean?

Dante D'Angelo simply wants to safeguard his brothers, despite the family curse that hounds his vision. But then Claire Raythorn walks into his life, untouched somehow by his curse. Soon, everything Dante thought he knew about himself starts to unravel, dragging Claire down with him.

Set against the lush backdrop of Florence, Italy--both past and present--Claire and Dante fight for a future together. But, first, they must uncover their shared past . . .
  
The Dance
by Jewel Adams
$.99 - Amazon
Genre: LDS interracial romance/short story

When Wren Anderson meets fellow Latter-Day Saint Jaidev Kori during a humanitarian stay in Fiji, it is made clear to her by a meddling sister in her church that the handsome new addition to the ward is off limits, and because of the difference in their ages, Wren begins to wonder if maybe she is right.
But what Wren doesn't realize is Jaidev's heart wants what it wants, and it wants her. Others may not think he and Wren belong together, but Jaidev has other ideas.

This revised and expanded story was previously entitled Colorblind and was part of the Unconditional Romantic Shorts Collection. 

The Dance is a short and sweet island Christian romance.
 
Golden Sunrise
by Annette Lyon
$.99 at Amazon | iTunes | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Natalie takes time out of her crazy schedule to fly to Vegas for her best friend’s wedding. Sierra and Jason, high-school sweethearts, are finally getting married. Fortunately for Natalie, her old high-school flame, Adam, has a work commitment and can’t be there as best man. But when she arrives at the wedding rehearsal—late and ragged—Adam is there. When Adam makes a wild suggestion, Natalie just may take him up on it, even though she knows he’s moved on. A single choice may mean Natalie is taking a shot at reclaiming the past—or that she's putting her heart in harm’s way a second time.
 
Timeless Romance Anthology: Mail Order Bride Collection
by Annette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, Stacy Henrie, Kristin Holt, and Sian Ann Bessey
$4.99 at Amazon | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Genre: Historical Romance

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Mail Order Bride Collection. Six historical romance novellas set in the Old West.

WRITTEN IN HER HEART, a charming novella by Stacy Henrie, Georgeanna is getting desperate. She can’t fund her favorite orphanage unless she marries and secures the rest of her inheritance left by her father. But her father’s financial planner, Clay, can't understand why she's not content with her current situation. Georgie determines to send out a notice as a mail order bride to attract suitors who won’t know her financial situation. Little does she know, Clay takes up the pen and sends her letters of his own under an assumed name. After years of working for Georgie’s father, Clay realizes he isn’t ready to watch her marry another, not when his heart is already claimed by her.

In Kristin Holt’s delightful novella WANTED: MIDWIFE BRIDE Dr. Naomi Thornton thinks she has it all: a beautiful house, a loving husband, and a fulfilling career. But when everything she holds dear is ripped away, Naomi has no choice but to start over. What will she find in the wild and untamed Wyoming Territory? Dr. Joe Chandler has waited years for a wife with the knowledge, skills, and tender heart he yearns for in a medical colleague and lifetime companion. When a midwife arrives with more expertise and secrets than he counted on, Joe quickly discovers there’s more to love and marriage than a simple mail order contract.

In THE SOUND OF HOME, a captivating novella by Annette Lyon, Marilyn is given the choice of either marrying the despicable Victor or being charged with a murder she didn’t commit. Refusing to believe that either is her fate, she finds a third option: she answers a mail order bride advertisement and boards a train to Wyoming to wed a man named Harry. Moments after her arrival, she learns that Harry isn’t who he seemed to be, and the advertisement turns out to be a giant mistake. Harry’s brother Thomas agrees to let her stay until she can figure out what to do next—after all, she simply cannot return to New York—but Marilyn quickly finds herself developing feelings for Thomas.

In Sarah M. Eden’s endearing novella FOR BETTER OR WORSE Gerald Smith, on the advice of his well-meaning neighbors, has decided it’s time to change his lonely existence. Mary Hill, on the advice of her empty pocketbook and non-existent roof over her head, has decided it’s time to secure herself a future. A mail-order marriage, they both realize, is no guarantee of happiness, but it is a risk they are willing to take. However, coming face to face on the train platform, the hapless couple discovers an unexpected truth: marriage to a perfect stranger is sometimes far preferable to the prospect of a lifetime with someone you used to know.

Heather B. Moore’s sweet novella THE INCONVENIENT BRIDE sees Carmela traveling from Boston to Colorado, eager to meet the man she’s been corresponding with and will soon marry. Her brother’s new marriage leaves little room for Carmela in her old life. Upon arrival in Leadville, she faces a rude awakening, and the only one who can understand her predicament is her fiance’s brother, Samuel. But Samuel can’t possibly help her out of an awkward situation, can he? It would be better for all if she returns immediately to Boston and pretends she never traveled to Colorado in the first place.

THE PRICE OF SILVER, an engaging novella by Si├ón Ann Bessey, Katie leaves New York for Idaho to marry Jake, a man she’s written to a couple of times. But when she steps off the train, his brother Caleb is there to greet her. Jake has gone to take a mining job he couldn’t pass up. Caleb takes Katie back to the family ranch to wait for Jake’s return. The more Caleb gets to know Katie, the more he envies his brother, but he can’t let his heart overrule his head unless Jake changes his mind about his intended bride.
 
Into The Wind
by Donald J Carey
$14.99 paperback
$6.99 Kindle
Genre: Romance/Family Drama

It’s no secret Jordan’s mom doesn’t want him to marry Kehau; she’s already tried to stop their engagement once. But would she really fake a sudden, mysterious illness just to sabotage the wedding?

Kehau thinks she would; Jordan’s not so sure.
The ensuing headwinds are enough to ground their relationship, and threaten to keep it grounded forever.
 
Monster Nights
by LeAnn Mathis
$2.99 - Amazon
Genre: Picture Book (Kindle Interactive)

Every night Rex and Auden watch the sun set together. As soon as it is down, they rush to town. They play hide-and-go seek, pull pranks, and sing their favorite songs. Find out what else they do during Monster Nights.

A narrated book (Touch the words if you want it narrated. Tap again to turn it off.)

 
Proposals and Poison
by Rachelle J. Christensen
$2.99 ebook, $12.99 print - Amazon
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Love can be a very dangerous thing. 

At least it seems that way to Adri Pyper, the premier wedding planner in Sun Valley, Idaho. When one of her clients dies mysteriously, Adri takes the advice of the local detective and swears she will stay out of the investigation . . . this time. Luke Stetson's involvement in the case, along with the possibility of a kiss between the two, should be enough incentive to keep Adri out of trouble. But when a dog-themed wedding is almost ruined by a suspect, Adri and her assistant, Lorea, are thrust into private eye mode. When poison enters the picture, even a reluctant sleuth can’t steer clear of danger. 
 
The Soldier's Bride
by Rachelle J. Christensen
$2.99 - Amazon
Genre: Women's Fiction

As WWII ration cards and battle scars become commonplace across America, it seems to Evelyn that even love is rationed out. When she finds a message from her late husband tucked inside a music box, Jim’s words have the power to change her life: Don't die with me.

Words written out of love, long-lost but never forgotten.

Grief stricken, Evelyn is unsure of how to honor his request, but she finds the courage to keep on living. Jim’s note urges her to give the music box away to unlock the secret within, and although it breaks her heart again, Evelyn trades the music box for a cradle to hold her infant son. Thus begins the decades-long journey of the music box, mending broken hearts, reuniting lost loves, and giving people the courage to heal themselves along the way. This romance crosses battlefields and time as the music box touches the lives of two soldiers, a broken father, a crippled child, a struggling farmer, and a woman once called the soldier's bride.
 
Love Under Construction
by Danyelle Ferguson
$4.99 (ebook), $15.99 (paperback) Amazon | Kobo | iTunes | Barnes & Noble
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Charlee is angry . . .

What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office and not fall in love with her former boss's son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.

Peter is torn . . .

You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?

When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.
 
First Crush
by Heather Tullis
$3.99 - Amazon | iTunes | Kobo | Barnes and Noble
Genre: Romance

Third-grade teacher Maddie McCormick was thrilled when her dream of a greenhouse classroom actually came to fruition. She hadn’t expected to anger the local street thugs, or that their threats would make it more difficult to use the new structure.

Police officer Ben Belliston hadn’t planned on fatherhood—ever—but gaining custody of his orphaned niece had him rearranging all of his priorities. His niece, Felicia, and Maddie, her new teacher, bonded right away, so he was happy to provide a little off-duty security in the greenhouse—it was more than a fair exchange for the way Maddie helped his niece emerge from her shell. He hadn’t expected to begin seeing his best friend’s little sister in a new light, or the way Maddie would make him question all of his future plans.
 
Without Faith
by Ashley Lauren
$2.99 - Amazon
Genre.  Young  Adult

The Veil is growing thin, and War is coming.

17-year-old Michael Stone hunts demons that have crossed through the Veil to obtain a human host. His angelic heritage guarantees him a future spot on the Demon Hunter Council, but Michael has seen too much evil in his line of work and is tired of bearing the weight of his family name. Then, he meets Payton Matthews. Intelligent, strong and able to tell the future, Payton is going to shake up Michael's world.

Becoming the first female Demon Hunter Operative has been Payton's life-long dream. The Council finally agrees to give her a shot at taking the Operative Assessment. Payton is shocked to find that her official observer for testing is none other than Pureblood Angel Michael Stone, her teen crush for the past two years!

A vision hits Payton during her first in-the-field test. Demons are coming through the Veil at an unprecedented rate with a sinister purpose. They are hunting for a boy. Michael and Payton must rescue him from certain death. The only problem is they don't know who he is or how to find him. Can they find him before the demons do?
 
War of Hearts
by Annette Lyon
$0.99 - Amazon | iTunes | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Smashwords
Genre: Historical Romance

In December of 1939, Anna, a journalist, is desperate to escape the magazine where Pete, her ex-boyfriend, also works. Heartbroken and still in love with him, Anna snags an assignment to cover the Winter War in Finland.

She arrives at a snowy battlefront only to discover that Pete is there too—assigned to be her photographer. She determines to be professional about the situation, until a battle breaks out with Russians invading camp, putting her and Pete in harm’s way—and putting their love to the test.
 
Existence
by Carolyn Twede Frank
$2.99 - Kindle $16.99 paperback
Genre: YA speculative fiction

Blurb: What if a book really could take you into another world? A strange girl … A creepy teacher … A cool invention … And the hardest question anyone has ever been asked. Josh Sawyer’s big mouth usually gets him in trouble, but when his high school debate coach challenges him to prove the existence of God, Josh uses the things he learns at the feet of such amazing people as Joan of Arc, William Tyndale, and George Washington to prove his point . . . and ultimately to solve a murder.