Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They’re wrong. It’s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.

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Title: Earth Unaware (First Formic War)

Author: Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: July 17, 2012

ISBN: 978-0765329042

Size: 368 pages, hardcover

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Prequel to the Ender’s Game series

The Rising Winds of Silver Falls by Rebecca Woods

Step back into the world of Silver Falls in this third volume as “progress” grips the rural district, tossing it into a furor. It seems everyone is in feverish aniticpation of electricity coming to Silver Falls…

Everyone, that is, except Nathan Layne, who loves the simplicity of the way they live.

Join Nathan and Hannah through their rolling adventures trying to train the triplets on the path of honor. Discover what happens to Janette as she becomes sole proprietor of The Falls. Enter another world of long ago and be welcomed into the life and times of Nathan and Hannah Layne as you journey through the chronicles of their lives.

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Title: The Rising Winds of Silver Falls (book 3)

Author: Rebecca Woods

Publisher: Sweetwater (CFI)

Release Date: July 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559988

Size: 200 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Young Adult

Series: Hannah of Silver Falls (bk 1), Angels and Promises of Silver Falls (bk 2)

Rock Band Fights Evil (#1) by D.J. Butler

Jim is Satan’s son, who keeps a vow of silence and wants to be left alone.

Eddie sold his soul but was cheated, and became the world’s greatest tambourine player for his trouble.

Adrian is a powerful wizard… when the narcolepsy doesn’t knock him out.

Twitch is an outcast, shape-shifting fairy.

Mike is a drunk, haunted by the ghost of the brother he accidentally killed.

Follow the dogged band of damned rock and rollers as they struggle to save themselves. Can they get the fragment of Azazel’s hoof, their bargaining chip? Once they get it, can they keep it? And who else might have designs on the hoof… or on the members of the band?

This volume collects the first three installments of Rock Band Fights Evil, initially published as ebooks:

Hellhound on My Trail: Guilt-ridden boozer Mike Archuleta stands in on bass for just a single gig. One more show is all he wants, before he shoots himself out of despair and loneliness. Hell has other plans, though: before he can even get off the state, the bar is on fire and Mike is running and gunning for his life, with a Hellhound…and worse…on his heels.

Snake Handlin’ Man: Eddie Marlowe, make-do guitarist, ex-Marine, and the world’s best tambourine player, ever. When an attack of flying snakes in a roadside diner leaves the organist fighting for his life, Eddie leads the band into the lair of a snake-worshiping cult in a desperate attempt to collect the sovereign remedy for snakebite: the milk of a lamia.

Crow Jane: Born Qayna, in the eariers dimmest days of the human race. An ancient act of disobedience and a tattoo-inscribed curse leave her deathless and a wanderer. Now the Legate of Heaven, a sorcerer and mystery-shrouded man, offers her release, if she will only complete one minor—discreet—errand for Heaven. Is Qayna finally about to be freed, or is Heaven setting some sort of trap?

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Title: Rock Band Fights Evil (#1)

Author: D.J. Butler

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: July 11, 2012

ISBN: 978-1478164081

Size: 276 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Speculative, Paranormal, Horror

Garden of the Lost Souls by Erik Olsen

Flin had climbed to the top of the cathedral and was now pinned against the anemone’s ceiling while dozens of enraged snazzards scaled up after him.

I can’t climb any higher! he thought, desperately looking around for any lost options. There’s no place left to go! They’re going to get me! Panicked, he jumped and fell hundreds of feet through the air as the ground raced toward him.

“NO!” he screamed.

After all he’s been through, it seems Flin’s life is finally getting back to normal—well, as normal as you can get when you’re stuck hundreds of miles under the earth’s surface. But in Cobble Cavern, nothing stays normal for long.

And when Flin and the rest of his classmates are sucked into another adventure, they’ll need more than a little magic to make it out alive. Especially since this time Flin will have to choose between saving an entire village from destruction or rescuing his own best friend!

Packed with action, humor, and tons of twists, this second installment in the Flin’s Destiny series will keep your kids up with a flashlight long past bedtime. Delve deeper into the mysterious underworld in this heart-pounding story that’s bound to become a family favorite.

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Title: Garden of The Lost Souls (Flin’s Destiny, #2)

Author: Erik Olsen

Publisher: Sweetwater/CFI

Release Date: July 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1462110100

Size: 304 pages, 5.5 x 8.25, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Cobble Cavern (bk 1)

A Son’s Tale by Tara Taylor Quinn

Twenty-five years ago…a mysterious crime was committed in Comfort Cove, Massachusetts. Frank Whittier was accused—but never charged. And it ruined his life.

Now…Cal Whittier, Frank’s son, is determined to protect him, to safeguard his father’s identity. After years on the run, they finally have their lives on an even keel, with Cal teaching at a college in Tennessee. Two things could change all that.

First, a cop in Comfort Cove starts looking into the case again. And second, Cal gets involved with single mother Morgan Lowen. He has plenty of reasons to avoid her—not the least of which is that she’s an adult student in one of his classes. And in Cal’s situation, any relationship is risky. Still…it could be the best risk he’s ever taken!

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Title: A Son’s Tale

Author: Tara Taylor Quinn

Publisher: Harlequin Superomance

Release Date: July 3, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0373717934

Size: 288 pages, 4×7, softcover

Genre: Romance

The Lost Curse by T. Lynn Adams

Easing his pace, Jonathon advanced only inches at a time. Instinct heightened beneath unseen eyes, and he knew he moved in the presence of a creature that could kill him. As he progressed forward, his light caught a presence to his left…a human presence.

Jonathon has had more than enough adventure for one lifetime. That’s why he’s planning to spend this summer camping in quiet central Utah with his Peruvian friend, Severino. But when the two of them accidentally discover an ancient artifact, they wind up in more danger than ever!

Now Jonathon, Severino, and their new friend, Tallie, will have to choose between protecting a secret that’s been hidden for centuries and saving their own lives!

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Title: The Lost Curse (Tombs of Terror, #2)

Author: T. Lynn Adams

Publisher: Sweetwater/CFI

Release Date: July 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559551

Size: 304 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Mystery/Speculative

Series: Tombs of Terror (bk 1)

Middle School Magic: The Kindling by Braden Bell

Loud shrieks sliced the air, followed by the smell of burning cloth. Conner looked over in time to see Geoffrey jumping up and down, yelling and shrieking. Smoke poured from the seat of his shorts while blue and yellow sparks snap-crackle-and-popped all around the heater.

All thirteen-year-old Connor Dell wants to do is pass pre-algebra, play lacrosse, and possibly kiss Melanie Stephens. He didn’t mean to set anyone’s gym shorts on fire or make school lunches explode. But now that the strange powers inside him have been ignited, Connor’s normal teenage life is about to go up in flames!

Homework? Of course. Crushes? Sure. But who knew seventh grade included superpowers?

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Title: Middle School Magic: The Kindling

Author: Braden Bell

Publisher: Sweetwater Books/CFI

Release Date: July 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4621-1027-8

Size: 304 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade light fantasy/adventure

Spill Over by Jolene Perry

“I’m not in New York.

I’m friends with a girl.

I’m living on a boat… with my dad…

At this point, I figure anything’s possible.”

Antony loves his life in New York. He loves living with his mother and wearing designer clothes. He loves his private tutors for home school. It’s practically necessary since his mom travels the world as a reporter for NBC.

When an assignment overseas gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, she sees it as a chance for Antony to get to know his dad – a guy strange enough to live on a boat. Near dreary Seattle. Antony’s sure that the next few months will feel like a lifetime. He and his dad can’t even fill up a five minute conversation on his birthday call.

When he meets Amber, the girl from five boats down, his prospects perk up, but when it becomes very clear, very fast, that all she’s after is friendship, Antony wonders if he’ll survive the next three months.

He is absolutely. Completely. Totally. Displaced.

And then tragedy hits.

Spill Over is a novel about love, loss, and figuring out what’s actually important.

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Title: Spill Over

Author: Jolene B Perry

Publisher: Self

Release Date: July 7, 2012


Size: 198 pages, ebook

Genre: Young Adult


Slippers of Pearl by Danyelle Leafty

Shoes, unlike magic, are predictable. They don’t change shape, bite, or alter a person’s destiny.

And that’s just how Faryn likes it.

But his Uncle Harvey has a bad habit of dying. While inconvenient, this hasn’t ever been a problem until now. Thanks to an evil witch and a poisoned apple turnover, Harvey is dead again—permanently this time.

As his uncle’s heir, Faryn has to give up shoemaking in order to accept and refine his magic.

Magic he never wanted.

Unwilling to let go of his dream, but unable to escape his destiny, Faryn combines the two and discovers a knack for making magical shoes. He also learns that turning a person into a goose is a lot easier than turning her back, and that he severely underestimated how much trouble magic can be.

The witch who killed his uncle is trying to control all the magic of the land, and it’s up to Faryn to stop her. If only he can get his magic to cooperate in time.

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Title: Slippers of Pearl

Author: Danyelle Leafty

Publisher: Danyelle Leafty

Release Date: July 6, 2012


Size: 223 pages, ebook

Genre: YA Fantasy

Apparition by Michaelbrent Collings

Every year, thousands of children are killed…by their own parents.

Now, Shane Wills is about to discover why, as he comes under attack from an evil that has existed since the beginning of time.

An evil that invades loving parents and turns them into something else.

An evil that feeds on the blood and despair of dying children. An evil that most people will never know, because they cannot perceive the APPARITION.

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Title: Apparition

Author: Michaelbrent Collings

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: July 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-1478167761

Size: 424 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Speculative

The Hollow City by Dan Wells

Michael Shipman has paranoid schizophrenia; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex, horrific fantasies of persecution. They are as real to him as your peaceful life is to you. He is haunted by sounds and voices, stalked by faceless men, and endlessly pursued by something even deeper and darker–something he doesn’t dare think about.

Soon the authorities are linking him to a string of gruesome serial killings, and naturally no one believes them himself. Hounded on every side, Michael contemplates a terrifying possibility: that some of the monsters he sees are real.

Who can you trust if you can’t even trust yourself? THE HOLLOW CITY is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the most frightening enemy of all is your own mind.


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Title: The Hollow City

Author: Dan Wells

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: July 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-0765331700

Size: 336 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Horror

Desolate by Ali Cross

Where darkness lives, all will become desolate.

It’s been two months since sixteen-year-old Desolation Black chose Earth over Hell and her friend Miri over her eternal love, Michael.

Desi goes through the motions of life: school, training, remaining vigilant against the forces of darkness, but her dreams are full of the choices she wishes she could change. When she’s injured by a strange demon, old temptations arise, and the lines between good and evil blur. Desi discovers those choices aren’t so final after all.

And this time, the power of love—for a friend, for a lover—may not be enough to save her from the darkness that lurks within.

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Title: Desolate (Book 2 of Desolation)

Author: Ali Cross

Publisher: Self

Release Date: July 3, 2012


Size: 235 pages, ebook

Genre: YA Paranormal

Desolation Series: Become (bk 1)

Liahona (City of the Saints #1) by D.J. Butler

1859; war looms over the United States.

Intelligence agents converge on the Kingdom of Deseret in the Rocky Mountains. Sam Clemens, leading the U.S. Army’s expedition aboard his amphibious steam-truck the Jim Smiley, has a mission: to ensure that the Kingdom, with its air-ships and rumored phlogiston guns, brain children of the Madman Orson Pratt, enters on the side of the United States and peace.

Can he outrace and outmaneuver his British competitors, anxious to protect their cotton trade? And where are the agents of the treasonous, clandestine Confederate leadership? And why does the Madman seem to be playing his own game?

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Title: Liahona (City of the Saints #1)

Author: D.J. Butler

Publisher: Self

Release Date: June 25, 2012


Size: 117 pages, eBook

Genre:  Steampunk

Chosen of the One by Clyde B. Northrup

The chosen come from all the orders of good: one from the kortexi order, a holy warrior for the One, named Blakstar, violated by servants of Gar and marked with the symbol of evil upon his chest; another from the white maghi order, wielders of elemental forces, called Thal, the symbol of Gar woven into the patterns of his mind; he and Blakstar are sent to Shigmar, home of the green kailum, practitioners of healing arts, to meet the third chosen, a kailu named Klaybear, who has the potential of becoming the most powerful kailu, marked by Gar himself, as Klaybear goes to the order’s sacred glade to receive his vision, a vision that is corrupted by his marking with the symbol of evil.

Once the other chosen gather in Shigmar with these three, Klaybear is tried for openly bearing the symbol of evil, and during the trial, nearly all the chosen present are shown also to bear the same mark; these are branded as outlaws and condemned to die, but are rescued from the school dungeon by one of the chosen not condemned, called Tevvy, from a race half the size of the others. As they sneak through the sewers beneath the city, they discover a refuge, opened by Blakstar’s sword, which is one of three keys. Inside this refuge, hidden for 3500 years, they discover mental compulsions on two of their number and sever the links, but the severing of these strings causes the minds to which they were attached to unravel. The compulsion on Tevvy is simple and easy to repair; on Klaybear’s wife it was attached in such a way that her entire mind begins to unravel, and he cannot repair the damage quickly enough to prevent her from becoming a mental vegetable. When he despairs, thinking all is lost, other mental hands come to his aid, and all present hear the voices of the One and His spouse, along with one other, speaking to them, giving them instructions on what to do next and helping him to repair his wife’s mind.


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Title: Chosen of the One

Author: Clyde B. Northrup

Publisher: Self

Release Date: June 29, 2012


Size: 271 pages, eBook

Genre: Fantasy

Left to Love by Jolene B Perry

The endless medications, needles, side effects… What would be left of me to love?

Leigh’s life is shaping up to be pretty perfect.

She married the father of a little boy she fell in love with. They live in a nice house, on a quiet street, and her hobby of a sewing business is keeping her busier than she ever imagined. She’s back in touch with her brother who she hasn’t seen since she was a child, and her new husband has an “in” for his dream job when he graduates in the spring.

But when her small symptoms begin to lead up to something big – she has to face the shattering realization that her cancer is back.

Leigh struggles with her new marriage, her faith, her desire to adopt the little boy who calls her mom, and the strength to keep fighting for her life.

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Title: Left to Love

Author: Jolene B Perry

Publisher: Next Door Publishing

Release Date: June 7, 2012


Size: 237 pages, ebook

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: The Next Door Boys

The Penitent by C. David Belt

In 6,000 years no vampire has ever defied Lilith, Queen of the vampires…until now.

Moira and Carl Morgan have saved their city from the horror of Michael and his evil wives, but victory has come at terrible cost.

And there are consequences to every choice, every victory.

Word has spread that someone has broken Lilith’s power, that someone has defied the ancient Queen.

And she’s not happy about it.

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Title: The Penitent (The Children of Lillith, book 2)

Author: C. David Belt

Publisher: Parables

Release Date: June 24, 2012

ASIN: B008ELF124

Size: 340 pages, ebook

Genre: Speculative

Series: The Unwilling (bk 1)

A Farewell to Charms by Lindsey Leavitt

Desi Bascomb is a princess substitute prodigy—she’s the fastest employee ever to advance to level three in the Facade Agency, and the youngest to ever be a full-time sub. But now with all eyes on Desi, the only thing she wants is a moment alone to talk to Reed, who’s a Façade legacy and secretly a sub for princes!

As Desi trains for her new role, she spies more than a few cracks in Façade’s perfect appearance. But uncovering the agency’s dark past might require more than a princess sub can handle by herself.

Desi is no damsel in distress, but sometimes a girl needs a knight in shining armor.

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Title: A Farewell to Charms (Princess for Hire, book 3)

Author: Lindsey Leavitt

Publisher: Hyperion Book

Release Date: June 26, 2012

ISBN: 978-1423121947

Size: 288 pages, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult

Princess for Hire Series: Princess for Hire (book 1), The Royal Treatment (book 2)

Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman

Two men separated by murder: Thomas, the rebellious doctor and heir to the vast Wayne empire, and Bruce, his son, whose life is forever altered by witnessing his parents’ murder. The slaying of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous point on which Bruce turns to become Batman.

The Dark Knight’s file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne’s secret life secure in the simple genesis of a mugging gone horribly wrong.

These foundations are shaken, however, when an unexpected guest invades the grounds of Wayne Manor, raising questions about the event that ended the lives of the mother he loved and the father he worshipped, and sparked his unquenchable drive to protect and avenge.

To discover his real family history, Batman must face down old foes, his only confidant, and the evil heart of Arkham Asylum, and shoulder the new burden of a dark legacy.

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Title: Wayne of Gotham

Author: Tracy Hickman

Publisher: It Books

Release Date: June 26, 2012

ISBN: 978-0062074201

Size: 304 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Flight from Blithmore by Jacob Gowans

Henry Vestin is neither a fearless adventurer nor a daring swordsman, he’s a master carpenter who only wants to marry Isabelle Oslan. Isabelle’s father, however, will stop at nothing to prevent their marriage.

When her father’s plotting attracts the interest of a king and an emperor, Henry mounts a heroic rescue which makes himself, Isabelle, and their friends the most wanted criminals in the land of Blithmore.

Embarking on a daunting journey to flee his country and escape execution, Henry discovers he must become more than a carpenter. He must learn to lead when friendships are tested, to have strength when spirits are broken, and to press onward when he has nothing left but love.

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Title: Flight from Blithmore

Author: Jacob Gowans

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: June 24, 2012

ISBN: 978-1478120223

Size: 410 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

Millstone City by S.P. Bailey

Elder Carson works in Olinda, an ancient city on the northeastern coast of Brazil. It is lush green, full of old churches and white-sand beaches and drug traffickers protecting their turf.

One night, Carson is homesick and wide awake. The midnight hour is humid and hot. It is February, and carnaval is in full swing. Carson gets up. He goes out alone. He finds a phone and calls his girlfriend back in Utah.

Things happen that night—bad things—before Carson can make it back to his apartment. The next thing Carson knows, he’s a suspect in a murder investigation. And not only that—gangsters, extremely dangerous men, have taken a sudden interest in Elder Carson . . .

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Title: Millstone City

Author: S.P. Bailey

Publisher: Zarahemla Books

Release Date: June 7, 2012

ISBN: 978-0984360352

Size: 210 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Caribbean Crossroads by Connie E Sokol

New college grad Megan McCormick just got dumped. Hard.

Swearing off men and relationships, Megan is coaxed into performing on a cruise ship where she meets the star performer, Bryant Johnson. Handsome and charismatic, he looks like trouble, but she can’t deny the intense attraction between them.

Urged to find a wife and run the family lumber business, Bryant is torn between his family’s expectations for his life and his own. However, when he meets spunky, but love-skittish Megan McCormick, settling down doesn’t look so bad.

Just when Megan begins to trust again, and Bryant makes some big decisions regarding his future, her former fiance returns with a malicious surprise, taking Megan and Bryant to their own CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS.

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Title: Caribbean Crossroads

Author: Connie E Sokol

Publisher: Sokol Publishing

Release Date: June 8, 2012

ISBN: 978-0615651866

Size: 270 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

No Sudden Moves by Heather Horrocks

Is there anything a mother won’t do to keep her children safe?

Karri O’Brien has everything she’d always thought would make her happy—a wealthy husband, two children and a lovely home. But it’s the things she never dreamed of that have made her life unbearable—the insults, the threats, the beatings. She believes the only way she and her children can escape from her abusive husband is if he thinks they’re dead. So she carefully plans to fake their deaths, only to watch her plan go horribly wrong.

Now her kids are missing and everyone knows she’s lying—except they think she killed them. Since the policeman assigned to the case, Gabriel Ortez, dated Karri in high school, he doesn’t want to believe she’s capable of murder.

But is he wrong about her?

And, even if he’s right, can he prove she’s innocent before it’s too late?

Caution: Author gives it a PG-13 rating due to intense subject matter.

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Title: No Sudden Moves

Author: Heather Horrocks

Publisher: Word Garden Press

Release Date: June 5, 2012

ASIN: B0089DX4M6

Size: 291 pages, ebook (print version coming soon)

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Beauty and the Beast by Jenni James

A prince by day and a wolf by night—

Prince Alexander has been turned into a werewolf and has one year to find someone to love the beast and break the spell, or he will be a wolf forever. He has nearly given up achieving the impossible, knowing no girl would ever fall in love with such a monster.

Just when he is about to abdicate the throne to his cousin, he meets Cecelia Hammerstein-Smythe, while a wolf, and begins to hope for the first time in months. Can he balance both worlds as a human and beast, gaining the love and trust of a girl who has every reason to despise him?

Cecelia detests the prince. She only knows Alexander as the arrogant monarch—the tyrant who has made her life miserable—though perhaps he’s changed right before her eyes. He’s not as full of himself as he once was. The prince is gentle now… but then again, so is the beast.

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Title: Beauty and the Beast (Faerie Tale Collection)

Author: Jenni James

Publisher: StoneHouse Ink

Release Date: June 4, 2012

ASIN: B008940W3Y

Size: 142 pages, ebook

Genre: Fantasy

Table for Two by Sheryl Johnson

Being a legal secretary is not exactly Jana Barrowman’s dream job, so when recently widowed Alex Steadman contacts her about the résumé she sent in more than a year ago with a job offer for a creative consultant position, she puts some serious thought into accepting it. The problem is, if she takes the new job, she will have to move to another state and leave her mom and dad behind. But when Jana determines that the move can help her get away from Brad—the overly adoring man in her life who she really doesn’t have any feelings for—she decides to go.

When Jana arrives for her new adventure, both Alex and his young daughter, Elise, are easily enamored with her— as is Jeff, the ward member who becomes Jana’s first date in her new town. However, Jana is not so sure about her feelings for any of them. And as she works side by side with Alex to transform a shabby house into a charming boutique, it becomes clear to her that Alex wants more than a friendship. Though Jana resists, she knows she has to work out her confusion before she loses everything that is becoming so dear to her. Will she be able to come to terms with the fact that Alex’s deceased wife, Vanessa, will always be a big part of his life, as well as Alex’s and her differing religious convictions and so many other complications that might not fit at a table for two?

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Title: Table for Two

Author: Sheryl Johnson

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: June 19, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-59811-979-4

Size: 352 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance