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A short list of newly released, indie published, clean read books.
Unless otherwise noted, I have not read them, and they may or may not be romance.
DROP DEAD SINGLE, by Lacy Andersen
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Yet another reality dating show – but for the undead.
After reluctantly agreeing to publicize his love life, Prince Viktor Romanov is determined to make it through with his dignity and immortal heart intact. Hard to do with three blood-thirsty vampiresses after you. But when he runs smack dab into the stubborn and beautiful Cate, his resolution falters.
Freshly dumped and slightly tipsy Cate Mahoney arrives in the mysterious country of Monstrana and is mistaken for a contestant on a twisted version of The Bachelor. When she discovers the brooding Prince Viktor is of the undead variety, she must kill her growing feelings for him and keep her humanity a secret, or be forced to become one with the creatures of the night.
They say love is dead. With a little resurrection, it might just become undead.
Drop Dead Single is a paranormal sweet romance with plenty of spice, humor, and undying heart. Get lost in the hidden supernatural kingdom of Monstrana and fall in love with its creatures of the night.
THE WELL OF DEPRAVITY, by Paul Cwalina
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Evan has a simple desire: to wipe out human suffering. He has a plan to do it, too…one victim at a time.
Emily, too, has a simple desire: Evan. For the entire time they’ve worked together she has made no effort to hide her feelings for him.
As tempting as the thought of being with the beautiful young Emily is, Evan knows that he could never let her or anyone else get too close. There are too many secrets that must remain so.
But a man with a mission is still just a man, and when he discovers in a woman what has been missing his entire life, sticking to the plan becomes increasingly difficult. When the final brick in that wall of resistance falls, the joy can be immeasurable, but so, too, is the risk. Breaking his self-imposed rule for self-preservation comes with consequences.
Love isn’t always the answer.
EUBELTIC DESCENT, by Nadine C. Keels
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First in the Eubeltic Realm series.
Your soul will remember…
As a woman who wasn’t born to wealth or privilege, Abigaia has mastered the art of thievery. And she’s come to hate it. Not only is she plagued by guilt, but her shadowed upbringing and silent ways cause most of her town to question her sanity.
Yet, Abigaia’s eccentric father always taught her to be proud of her heritage. Her ancestry lies across the sea, in a prominent realm she’s read about but has never seen.
The man who desires Abigaia’s hand in marriage doesn’t share her hope of seeing the Eubeltic Realm. But disaster erupts in their path, and Abigaia’s dream may have a greater purpose—if that famed domain of her ancestors is now in crucial need of her.
This book is inspirational historical fantasy: fictional history that takes place in a completely fictional world. While this novel can stand alone, its background comes further to light in The Movement of Crowns Series, which is great to read before or after this book.
A midwife has a chance to right a seventy-year-old wrong. Tessa delivers babies at night and raises five sons by day. When an angel appears after a birth and asks for help on a quest, her first response is, “Angels don’t even exist,” followed by a swift, “No.”
Even after he proves he exists (and lets her call him Martin) she wants nothing to do with his quest: Martin wants to find a relic stolen at the end of World War II, when the town of Barlassina was torched and its church destroyed. The relic went into the pocket of a long-dead soldier and hasn’t been seen since.
Without the relic, the church won’t be rebuilt; without the church, Barlassina will die. It’s been gone for eight decades, but Martin senses the relic is about to be “birthed back into time.” He wants Tessa there when it happens. There’s only one chance to make it right, and he’s desperate.
Tessa’s family comes from that town, but really? Still no.
When a bill threatens to end midwifery in Massachusetts, Tessa offers Martin a deal: she’ll hunt for the relic if he’ll help kill that legislation. An unlikely team, they start sifting through the past and the present, the lives of soldiers and the deaths of innocents, guilty consciences and a few consciences that aren’t nearly guilty enough.
The further they delve into the mystery, though, the more obvious it becomes that there’s more to Martin’s story. And the key to uncovering the relic may lie in whatever it is he’s trying to keep hidden.
Jane Lebak writes novels about angels, smart women, and smart women dealing with angels. Relic of His Heart has all three in spades, in a rousing triumph of love, persistence, and the many ways the present encounters the past.
Purchase Link: http://books2read.com/RelicOfHisHeart
HIDE IT IN YOUR HEART, by Annie Douglas Lima
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This 2019 calendar features a Bible verse for each week in creative fonts that can be colored in. A wide variety of holidays are listed, both traditional and unusual. (Do you know when Appreciate a Dragon Day is? How about Lost Sock Memorial Day?) You’ll have plenty of room to record your activities and appointments in the section for each day and week. After every month, you’ll find word puzzles featuring key words from that month’s scriptures and holidays. Prepare for a year full of coloring and fun that will help you hide God’s Word in your heart in 2019 without even trying!
THE STAR’S FAKE MARRIAGE, by Bree Livingston
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A reporter desperate to prove herself, a country music singer with a chip on his shoulder, and a second chance at love.
Callie Chapman is tired of hiding behind a pen name and lying to her family. Out of the blue, her editor gives her the ultimate opportunity—marry country superstar Tucker Hawk and get the inside scoop for her magazine. There’s only one problem. They dated before he made it big, and she’s never gotten over him.
Tucker Hawk’s been America’s favorite country music star until the past year when a nasty breakup sent him spiraling. The CEO of his label has the perfect plan to get him back in the good graces of the public—a fake wife for the self-professed eternal bachelor. When he finds out the woman they’ve chosen is a love that got away, good memories resurface. But he’s been used too many times since then and trust isn’t something he gives away for free anymore.
When fate brings them together again, they wonder if they should take a chance on love or just play their parts.
LOVE LIKE WATER, by D. E. Malone
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Two Hearts, One Tour Bus. Is There Room Enough for Love?
After losing her job, Darcy Conti takes a tour guide position at Sturgeon Widows Tours, a quirky family-run business in the small town of Hendricks on the shores of Lake Superior. As she settles into her new role narrating local history excursions, she fights an undeniable attraction to the man she was hired to replace—the owner’s son.
Fresh from a relationship gone sour, Sean Stetman plans to avoid dating for the foreseeable future. Taking a leave of absence from his parents’ tour company, he wants nothing more than time to fish, hike, and work on his cabin. But when the tour driver quits, he is suddenly back on board, reluctantly shuttling Darcy and the tour guests along the North Shore.
Together Darcy and Sean survive unruly tourists, meddling mothers, and even an unscrupulous developer looking to give the Stetmans’ tour company some fierce competition. Can they also survive falling in love?
Conviction, The Legacy Chronicles Book 2, by Lauren H. Salisbury
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Can two people with opposing principles overcome their differences to be together?
Than has spent his life ostensibly having fun while secretly fighting for his people’s freedom. A member of the underground resistance, he is only ever serious around his comrades and his family. When an injury forces him to step down from active duty and his reluctant nurse sparks his interest, Than finds himself in uncharted territory. The fascinating woman will have nothing to do with him.
Menali’s past has taught her to keep her head down and trust that God has a reason for allowing the human race to suffer on U’du. When Than explodes into her life, he refuses to take no for an answer and challenges all of her preconceptions. He soon has her re-evaluating her priorities and wondering what life with someone like him would be like.
NOTE: This book can be read as a standalone novel, but it contains major spoilers for Courage, book 1 in the series. For maximum enjoyment, The Legacy Chronicles are best read in order.
THE MOURNING ROSE, by Morgan Smith
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Manners meet magic in this tale, where curses mix with curtseys, and Charm takes on a whole new dimension Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen fans will love this romantic fantasy, set in a Regency that never was.
Eglantine Mayland is this Season’s Reigning Toast, and seems destined to make a good marriage. When the wealthy Lord Valremer, a confirmed bachelor, begins to court her seriously, Eglantine’s cousin Polyantha senses that not all is well. Too many of his actions seem to be part of a web of evil that twines itself around the Mayland family.
And why is a well-known rogue and smuggler so interested in their plight?
MODEL SERENTIY, by Nix Whittaker
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K-I-S-S-I-N-G First comes baby … wait that isn’t right. But that is how Aaru has planned it, have a baby even if she can’t find the right guy. On a planet where everyone is in a rigid caste system determined by their genetics, Aaru is part of an outcast model of human called Serenities. They had a tendency to go mad so Aaru wants children before that dreaded day appears. She never expected to meet the donor. Unfortunately, her plans change when the Scribe government comes for her and her baby. She would have been taken if the baby daddy hadn’t arrived on her doorstep.
Kaidan is a Warrior and protecting people is part of his DNA. The stakes are just higher because Aaru is carrying his child. But to face the power of the Scribe government means he has to give up everything to follow his heart.
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