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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Releases in Crime Fiction, Fantasy, and Middle Grade

Some great new releases came out recently!


Seismic Crimes by Chrys Fey

An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?

Buy it at: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Barnes & Noble / All Romance / The Wild Rose Press


The Haunted Stepsister by Medeia Sharif

Kammy and Jess, two preteen stepsisters, use an allegedly haunted school restroom where the toilet is shuddering and overflowing. Lights flicker. At home, things are flying. Jess is convinced that Kammy is possessed by a demon that originated from the school toilet. Jess wants to acquire the help of an exorcist, although it’s hard getting the attention of a religious authority figure. She also has to keep this secret from her parents and the school, despite all the strangeness going on when Kammy is present.

Most importantly, Jess will have to fess up about “the incident” that happened weeks ago. Kammy and her demon are angry about that, because Jess almost destroyed the family and her stepsister’s life by pulling a stupid stunt. And this demon seems to be prodding the truth to come to light.

Buy it at: Amazon / Smashwords / Barnes & Noble


Endless by Misha Gerrick

“First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.

Amazon / Apple / Barnes & Noble

7 comments:

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Congrats to the authors!

cleemckenzie said...

Hey! I know all of these writers and their books. How about that? Congrats to them all.

Medeia Sharif said...

I read Misha and Chrys' book. Thank you for including mine.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to Medeia, Misha and Chrys!

Sherry Ellis said...

Great new books by some talented writers! I've read Chrys's. It was really good!

Sandra Cox said...

All kinds of good reads here!
Congrats, ladies.

Hi, Diane:)

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Thursday to all the great writers featured, and the great writer featuring them:)