May New Releases

The Chancellor from Connier

by Anna del C. Dye
FREE Amazon

The princess of Kaloma is distraught, if the chancellor doesn't return to Connier it will mean war, and that is a price she is unwilling to pay. Two weeks before Sestina planned to marry Ottin, he changed his mind. He begged her to wait for him, just a few years, until he could make a name for himself in the court of Connier. She sent him away and never looked back becoming the lady in waiting to the princess of Kaloma. Then one day he reappears as the chancellor of Connier and promises to stay forever, even though she refuses him. Now war darken the horizon of both kingdoms.













Our Sweet Guillotineby Mary Gray 

$3.99 Amazon


Madness is living inside of me.
And the only way to vanquish it is by finding those responsible for Maman’s death and dropping them to their knees. The executioner? Guilty. But he’s nothing more than a piss ant who should eat horse feces all the rest of his days. No one actually believes Maman was capable of killing. So I will find whoever sent her to the gallows and rearrange their limbs the way the gravediggers do when they drop dead men’s bones into the catacombs.
You think I’m bluffing.











Her Dark Fantasy: A Prequel to Our Sweet Guillotine
by Mary Gray 

The young executioner, he must die.
He plans to torture and hang Maman, but he cannot separate a young mademoiselle from her mother, can he?
His gentle hands place the spike into the studded boot that houses her foot, and I flinch. 
“Je suis désolé,” he says sorrowfully.
Day-old blood splatters the window. My mind’s a colony of bees. 
He lifts the hammer, and the light of the moon glints off the blunt instrument’s face.
I press my fingertips to the glass to reach Maman, but she is in there and I am out here, and it would break Maman’s and Papa’s hearts if I exposed myself this way. 
I’ll take that fine face of his into my hands—and snap his neck.
That is what he rightfully gets, for taking my maman from me.






Tomorrow’s Lullaby
by Lindzee Armstrong
$3.99 Amazon

Falling in love just got complicated. When Sienna McBride placed her baby for adoption, she never dreamed that two years later she’d find herself falling for someone who resents his birth mother for not keeping him. Will Sienna choose to live a lie, or trust Aaron with the truth?
















When Darkness Builds (Book One of The Caldera Series)by M. C. Sutton
$0.99 Amazon

They called him a hero. All Jon ever wanted was to make it home.
They called her crazy. All Emma ever wanted was to warn them.
After the war, everything changed.
In a world still trapped in the aftermath of a devastating world war, Emergency Manager and Crisis Psychologist Dr. Emma Grant has been asked to speak at the first Constitutional Convention since the United States was founded. With the states coming together in a dangerous last-ditch effort to end a crippling energy crisis, and the Constitution hanging by a thread, Dr. Grant and her husband Jon must fight to keep the American government from falling apart. But when the convention takes a deadly turn, will they lose what may be their last chance to stop a man determined to sabotage everything—Just to see them fail?

When Darkness Builds is the first installment in The Caldera Series. It's the story of Jon and Emma Grant, and the power they've been given together. To save the children of men.




Before It's Love
by Michelle Pennington
$2.99 Amazon

"Just Friends" was harder than they thought.

Moving to Arkansas is hard for Lauren, but it’s worth it to be near her boyfriend and pursue her art degree. That is, until she meets Jake, the guy her roommate is in love with. Now she’s stuck on a merry-go-round of love triangles, and someone is going to get hurt.

Jake is focused on juggling his two careers and taking care of his feisty grandma. The last thing he needs is a serious relationship, so when Lauren moves in, it's okay that she's dating someone else. Until being her friend is no longer enough.













April New Releases

Beauty & the Billionaire Beast
by Maria Hoagland
$2.99 Amazon


Landscape architect Emma Treager is searching for answers to a family mystery. She stumbles across an important clue at the run-down Indio Pointe Plantation where mystery floats through the air like the ghosts of the former owners. She can’t pass up the job that property owner Theo Lambert offers like an enchanted rose, despite his reputation of being a beast of a boss. As the two of them delve into the secrets of the past, Theo and Emma discover that finding clues is almost as much fun as finding each other.
This contemporary retelling of Beauty & the Beast with a touch of Romeo & Juliet is the next sweet romance in the Destination Billionaire series.






The Dragon Rider (The Alaris Chronicles Book 2) 
by Mike Shelton
$2.99 Amazon 


The barrier is down, war is brewing and dragons fill the skies once more.
Bakari is the first dragon rider in centuries but he alone cannot subdue the growing tensions among the kingdoms around Alaris. He begins a quest to find more dragon riders -- the only way to secure peace in the fractured lands around him.
In this second book of the Alaris Chronicles everyone is forced to choose sides in the battle for the governance of Alaris. Roland Tyre seizes control of the Citadel and carefully plays both sides -- but his immense charm and considerable wizard powers may prove useless against a deadly and hidden enemy. Battle Wizard Alli Stenos is in the thick of every fight she can find and only wants to secure an end to the violence.
The three young wizards, Bakari, Roland and Alli have become more powerful than many of their elders. But will that be enough to keep Alaris, and the surrounding kingdoms, from descending into all out war? 





Poetical Alphabet
by LeAnn Mathis and Stephanie Neilan
$2.99 Books2Read

A to Z is easy to see, but can you find the...
A poem for every letter of the alphabet with 19 different styles defined for you to hunt down before making your own limerick, fibonacci, or echo style poems.














A Doorway Back to Forever: TRUST
by Nanette O'Neal
$12.99 paperback Amazon


Forbidden … and yet. The black vial calls to you. “Mark my word,” Dr. du Monique said, “One third of your team will fall to Midnight—and this black vial will be the cause of it.”
Robyn, Kit, and Cam are called to be on the Elite Skyborn Warrior Team, but the Legend’s prophecy points a guilty finger—three of the nine are destined to turn on the prince. They swear none of them would ever fall, but the vial has a secret, mesmerizing appeal.
While learning to control their powers, their younger siblings, Shirley, Grace, and McCoy, are taught to spy on suspected magic-users and turn them in to the police. When the older kids discover a plot to kill Mr. Fischer, they must use advanced skills they’ve secretly cultivated—skills that could push them over the edge into Midnight.
Will they be the ones to fall to the dark side, or will their younger siblings have them arrested before their mission is complete?
A Doorway Back To Forever: TRUST, is the perfect sequel to BELIEVE. It takes two families on an adventure to Midnight and back that challenges their ability to trust who they are, why they are here, and what they’ve been chosen to do. Do you have the courage to join them?
 “Nanette O’Neal spins another great tale of faith, this time asking who can resist temptation—would you pass the test?” Kary Oberbrunner, author of ELIXIR Project.





From Julia’s Kitchen: Owen Family Cookery
by Marsha WardPrint – $6.99, Ebook $4.99 Amazon


When Julia Susannah Helm was just a little girl in Pennsylvania, she discovered a “receipt” for hash in a kitchen drawer, written out in the hand of her father’s former housekeeper. Her brother Jonathan made her a small wooden box to keep it in. That was the beginning of her recipe collection, which became one of her most cherished possessions.
It was never more important to her than when she took it to Shenandoah County, Virginia, to help her cousin prepare for her wedding. Almost out of the blue, Julia became Mrs. Roderick Owen, and the recipe collection proved invaluable to her as a young bride.
Enjoy the fictional aspects of this book in the world of the Owen Family, and then make the real recipes to enjoy. 



The Complete Owen Family Saga (In Chronological Order)by Marsha WardPrint $24.95, Ebook $6.99 Amazon
Marsha Ward did not write the five novels of The Owen Family Saga in order, but there is definitely an optimal reading order, and here it is in one grand box set collection: Gone for a Soldier, The Man from Shenandoah, Spinster's Folly, Ride to Raton, and Trail of Storms.
Join Rod and Julia Owen, their sons, daughters, and neighbors in Colorado Territory and beyond for action, adventure and romance in 19th Century America.








The Checklist: Indie Publishing My Wayby Marsha Ward$4.99 Amazon
With over thirty years of experience, Marsha Ward was an indie publisher before it was cool.



March New Releases

The Fourth Law of Kanaloa
by Johan Twiss
$0.99 Amazon
 
Running from her past, jazz singer Maris Johnson finds refuge on the island paradise of Oahu. Her local celebrity status brings her the attention of many admiring U.S. sailors stationed at Pearl Harbor, but her world is forever changed when Japanese fighter planes attack and a mysterious figure emerges from the sea to save her life.













Outshine
Nichole Van
$3.99 Amazon

Time is not a river. It is a vast cosmic sea, where each life exists as rippling circles on its surface. Usually, the eternal ocean oscillates in harmony, all lives breathing up and down as one. But something has broken this equilibrium, turning the cosmic ocean into turbulent waters . . . 

In 1828, Daniel Ashton, Lord Whitmoor, faces a problem of epic proportion—an earthquake has caused the time portal in Duir Cottage to stop functioning, disrupting the cosmic ocean and threatening Time itself. He needs a computer to crunch numbers and provide a solution. But with the time portal on the fritz, a computer is two hundred years in the future. So Daniel sets out to find the next best thing—an anonymous mathematical genius of legendary renown. 

Fossi Lovejoy knows she is too odd, too intelligent, too old and too poor to ever marry. So she busies herself in her father’s ministry and her mathematical equations, choosing to focus on what she has, not what she lacks. But then Lord Whitmoor publishes one of her private theorems, taunting her to respond. Fossi is compelled to action—when you have so little in life, you defend the few things that are yours with ferocious tenacity. Even if it means matching wits with the infamous Lord Whitmoor.

Can two people past their youth find unexpected love?

This final installment in the Amazon bestselling House of Oak series can easily be read as a stand-alone book.




Hearts in Peril 
by Kaylee Baldwin
$2.99 Amazon

The last person Dr. Riley Rogers wants to meet is her absentee boss, Mr. Bachelor of the Year Dean Matthias. If his notorious reputation is close to true, his visit will only disrupt the peace she’s found caring for people at the humanitarian clinic. With every word, Dean confirms that his head is as big as his billboard. It will take all the manners of her Midwestern upbringing to play nice to the man who controls her contract.

After losing nearly everything to his backstabbing ex-fiance, Dean needs the Worldwide Care project to be a success to prove to the Matthias Foundation that he's not the irresponsible mess the media portrays him as. But from the moment the beautiful, headstrong Riley Rogers appears in his life, nothing goes as planned.

When Dean’s presence, and the lure of his wealth, draws out a local terrorist group, Dean and Riley are forced to flee into the wild Filipino jungle. Sparks of attraction fly between them, but if they don’t learn to trust each other—and themselves—they’ll never survive long enough to know if it’s love.




The Sailor's Kiss
by Shaela Kay
$0.99 or free on KU Amazon

Elizabeth Wilson wants nothing more than to marry her childhood sweetheart and begin their life together. But when Stephen enlists as a sailor and runs off to sea, her entire world comes crashing down. Heartbroken and confused, Elizabeth struggles to find her way without Stephen by her side, until one day she stumbles upon the minister's quiet, studious son at the beach. A friendship soon springs up between them, but it is not long before she realizes that Anthony is interested in being more than just friends. Will Elizabeth be able to weather the storm as she waits for Stephen's return, or will she build a new life with Anthony instead?






Western Stories: Four Tales of the West
by Marsha Ward
Print $6.99, Ebook $3.99 Amazon

Four short stories by Amazon best selling author Marsha Ward. This collection includes newly edited editions of Cottonwood Cowboys, The Usual Game, War Party, and No More Strangers.

Saturday is a poor time for the boss to assign cowboys Slim and Curly the chore of cutting up a fallen cottonwood tree. In just a few hours, there will be a dance at the school house, where they expect to meet the new schoolmarm. The boys grudgingly work the two-man saw, trying to shoehorn the task into the time they have to get ready for Saturday night.

Verl returns to his boarding house after a hard day working construction in the Verde Valley of the new State of Arizona. He's dreaming of going home to Phoenix with his wages, home to sweet Betty's arms. Then he finds his landlord, Fong, ensnared in the usual game run by the local card shark, Happy Sam. If Fong can't get away, he's going to lose the money he's been saving for years to send for his wife in China. High stakes action in early Arizona.

For pre-teen Rolla Wood, life will never be the same after the Apache raid on his home. Bent on avenging the deaths of his parents, Rolla sets out to hunt down the war party, and learns far more than he could wish about the realities of the Arizona frontier. This coming-of-age story features a fictional account of the Battle of Salt River Canyon.

Elijah Marshall only wants to cross the Great American Desert to Zion to reunite with his young sister. But things get complicated when he volunteers to take responsibility for making sure a new widow, her toddler son, and their wagon get safely to their destination, as well.