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The Circle of Friends series follows a group of young adults as they face different challenges and learn to overcome. The emotionally gripping stories focus on love, friendships and the pursuit of dreams. Aimed at adults/young adults, these books defy the growing trend of salacious titles, especially for teenagers. Positive and uplifting, this series will leave readers determined to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

New Releases in YA and Mystery, IWSG Newsletter for Writers

Under a Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure
Available at:
Print - Amazon / Barnes & Noble / BAM
Ebook - Nook / Kobo / Kindle / ITunes / Amazon UK

No Love in the Garden of Eden...

Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother’s criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can’t deal with are the arguments between her parents. To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden’s not sure what the word love means.

Three other teens with problems also hang out at the Old House. Meeting Murphy, Toby, and Josh changes Eden’s world, and she begins to have faith in herself. Perhaps she can do something right, after all.

Thanks to the boys, she begins to understand the meaning of love. But will it be enough to save her broken home life?



Murder & Obsession by Yolanda Renee
Book three in the Detective Quaid series
Available at Amazon

Detective Steven Quaid is ready for the new challenges as Anchorage’s top detective, but not until he marries the woman of his dreams on New Year’s Eve. Determined to give Sarah the wilderness honeymoon she desires, he turns his grandfather’s cabin into the perfect honeymoon retreat. After the final details are complete, Steven treks into the mountains to hunt.
On his return to the cottage, instead of Sarah, he is greeted by several police officers and a bloody crime scene. Accusations fly, and Stephen flees into the wilderness, his heart racing and thoughts etching into his soul.

The wilderness is unforgiving, but Steven faces it head on: Caught between a massive grizzly and a black bear in a deadly tug of war, he is barely saved from death’s door by the fortuitous appearance of his uncle. Despite surviving multiple injuries, Steven continues his investigation as he recovers, but answers don’t come quick or easy.

Having enlisted the aid of his number one suspect, Steven faces a struggle that has become more than personal…This one just may cost him his heart.


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10 comments:

cleemckenzie said...

We're hosting the same peeps today! Congrats to them and to us.

randi lee said...

I've seen Yolanda's book around on several blogs, and now Purple Moon, too! Such a supportive bunch, the blog-o-sphere. I love being a part of it!

Sherry Ellis said...

I've seen both of these books on other blogs. They look really good! Congratulations to both authors.

Donna McDine said...

I adored Beverly's latest book and thanks for bringing Murder and Obsession by Yolanda Renee to my attention!

Ella said...

These books both look great~ I am adding them to my birthday wish list-I am a May-baby.

Nicely done and Congrats to both Yolanda and Beverly!!

Medeia Sharif said...

I enjoyed Beverly's book and I'd like to read Yolanda's.

Yolanda Renee said...

I had no idea that you'd featured my book, and in March too! Sorry, I am slow on the uptake.
Thank you, it means the world to see it here!

cleemckenzie said...

Your press is on a roll! Congratulations on these and the many books to come.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to Beverly and Yolanda!

Gossip_Grl said...

The books mentioned sound so intriguing!