posted: Jun. 21, 2013 @ 8:39p
The Grave Gourmet by Alexander Campion
From the Champs-Élysées to the twinkling banks of la Seine, chic Parisian policewoman Capucine LeTellier plunges into a uniquely Parisian affair of gastronomic delights and bureaucratic intrigue to close a case that could make her career-or kill it…
After dining on such delicacies as oyster sorbet and avocado soufflé, Jean-Louis Delage, président of automotive giant Renault, has been found dead in the freezer of Le Diapason, a three-star restaurant owned by Chef Jean-Basille Labrousse, a renowned restaurateur extraordinaire.
Capucine is uniquely suited to the case, as her husband Alexandre is a food critic well-connected to the culinary world. In between sharing sumptuous meals and fine wine with Alexandre at Paris’ finest eateries, Capucine struggles to win the respect of her new squad of detectives and crack both the case and the guarded secrets of the restaurant staff.
Praise for Alexander Campion’s The Grave Gourmet
"Full of amusing characters… Readers will want a second helping.” -Publishers Weekly
"A delicious mystery… a fun book with a very different flavor.” -Carolyn Haines, author of the Bones Mysteries
"An astonishing debut that raises the bar on today’s detective novel.” -Aram Saroyan, author of Door to the River
"Saucy, spicy, tasty…ooh-la-la!” -Kate Collins
The Victim by Jonas Saul
Genre Mysteries & Thrillers
Sarah is killed in a horrible car accident, the DNA found in the car verified as hers. But the government men at the Sophia Project have faked her death to keep her to themselves.
After her funeral, she shows up in the food court of a busy mall where a violent exchange takes place. Things go wrong fast. The people protecting Sarah die within seconds from a mysterious drug. She runs, escaping the clutches of the police who want to figure out her connection to the murderers.
A group of men called The Rapturites surface to take responsibility for the carnage. They want Sarah raptured as the end times are upon us.
As the police hunt her, and the Rapturites get close, people she loves, old friends who have helped her in the past, start to die around her.
Vivian, her sister, watches. Vivian listens.
In Sarah Roberts Book Five, Sarah is The Victim, and there's nothing she can do about it.
Except she won't stay dead.
Game, Set, Match (A Humorous Contemporary Romance) (Love Match) by Nana Malone
Genre Contemporary & Historical Romance
Sassy contemporary Romance. 99,000 words. This is the revised ebook edition
Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright's playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he's down forty-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left fifteen years ago.
While single-mom, Izzy Connors, sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn't the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven't dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle.
Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?
Summer of Firefly Memories by Joan Gable
Genre Women's Fiction
SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES - Book One in the Loon Lake Series
SUMMER OF DRAGONFLY CHANGES - Book Two in the Loon Lake Series - NOW AVAILABLE - May 2013
One summer. One cabin on a lake. Four thirtysomething sisters. Anything can and does happen.
One Amazon Reviewer Praises…
“It brought back memories of summers past as well as memories of relationships. It was delightful. I recommend this book to others who enjoy contemporary fiction and enjoy the nostalgic feeling you get when the author is writing about ‘your’ life.”
Imagine spending an entire summer in a cabin on a lake - simply because you can.
That’s exactly what Samantha McGreggor, a thirtysomething eco-journalist, does in SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES. She trades Arizona’s summer heat for Minnesota’s cool lake breezes by spending her summer at the same resort her family used to go to when she was young.
Her summer agenda - relaxation, beach reads, soul-searching, bonding with her three grown sisters.
Her concerns - she and her sisters haven’t been back to the resort since their parents’ death twenty years ago when they were all practically teenagers, and, well, they tend to act like emotional teenagers when they’re all together.
Her summer reality – fun in the sun, secrets, sibling rivalries, lost memories, new love, hope.
What readers are saying about SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES...
One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
Genre Literary Fiction
An apparently happy marriage. A beautiful son. A lovely home. So what makes identical twin Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life? How will she survive? And what is the date that looms, threatening to force her to confront her past? No-one has ever guessed her secret. Will you?
"A gripping thriller that will delight fans of the unexpected twist ending." Grazia
"I couldn't put it down! An intricate, tightly plotted story, engagingly told." Helen Castor, author of She-Wolves, Sunday Times Books of the Year
“An evocative, skillful novel about the price of escape. Recommended.” Kirkus Reviews
“It’s compelling, gripping, frightening, embarrassing, deeply sad and lovely all at once. Just read it. You won’t be sorry. I loved this book.” myzennana.com
“WOW! This one is a winner! While the plot might seem like a “movie-of-the-week”, the gorgeous writing elevates it to fine contemporary literature... I am praying someone options it for the big screen.” Suzanne Rogers, South Carolina, US
Zombie Games: Origins by Kristen Middleton
Seventeen year old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother’s home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts’ instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down.
When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk and the living…run!
Surrendered Hearts by Carrie Turansky
Winner of the International Digital Award, Inspirational Novel Category
A gas pipeline explosion and fire destroy Jennifer Evan's apartment and change her life forever. Not only does she lose her home and beloved dog, the ugly scars that cover her arm, neck and shoulder steal her confidence and cause her fiancé to desert her. With her funds depleted and her job on hold, she heads for Vermont where she hopes to reconnect with her brother and find a way to rebuild her shattered life.
Bill Morgan, head naturalist at the Wild River Nature Center and her brother's roommate, is a strong quiet man whose faith runs deep. He and Jenn's brother determine to help Jenn make a new start in Vermont. Bill's stumbling attempts to share his faith with Jenn seem to fall flat and push her farther away, but she can see the difference his faith makes in his life, and her heart is still drawn to him. Will she hold on to the pain of her past, or will she surrender her heart and finally find the faith and love she longs for?
“Fire stole Jenn’s career, possessions, beloved dog, the affections of a fiancé who couldn’t see past her scars, and any remnant of faith she possessed. But struggling through her fears leads Jenn to an amazing God who cherishes her just as she is, and to embrace a love and life she could not have imagined. Surrendered Hearts is one more example of Turansky’s ability to draw a reader’s heart toward its Heavenly home, filling it with determination, hope, and romance for the journey.”
Cathy Gohlke, Christy award-winning author of William Henry is a Fine Name, I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires, and No Greater Love.
Powder Burn by Mark Chisnell
Genre Action & Adventure
If Dragon Tattoo’s Mikael Blomkvist and the Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen could have a love-child, she’d probably be a lot like Sam Blackett...
Sam had given up her Manhattan job, and her cute apartment in Brooklyn. She’d abandoned her astonished boyfriend to the charms of ESPN.com, and flown off into a new dawn to chase her dream of becoming an investigative journalist.
Three months later, alone in a soulless internet café, she’s facing some cold, hard facts; she’s unpublished, unhappy and broke. And right then, the gorgeous Pete Halland blows into her life – headed for the mythical Powder Burn mountain to write history and blast into legend.
If she throws in her lot with Pete and reports the story for National Geographic magazine it could rescue her ambitions, but he’s holding back some Crucial information – the question for Sam is... what?
Soon, Sam is up to her neck in snow and the weather is the least of her problems; lost in a secretive Himalayan kingdom with – what could be – a magic sword and a simmering and potentially bloody revolution.
But the father she lost to the war in Iraq was a marine, and he taught her a few tricks in the Vermont backcountry that might just get her out alive – and with a story to tell that could make the front page of the New York Times.
The Wrecking Crew by Mark Chisnell
Genre Action & Adventure
Janac's back... and there will be games - so what will you do when it's them... or the woman you love?
Drug baron Janac has unleashed a reign of terror in the South China Sea to fund his battle for control of the Australian narcotics trade. When he attacks an old cargo ship on an evil night off the Indonesian coast, it seems he has also found the perfect victims to exploit with his psychotic games.
Phil Hamnet and his wife Anna are sharing a last voyage before the arrival of their twins. Hamnet escapes Janac's attack, but Anna is taken and held hostage to ensure first his silence, and then his cooperation. But when Janac's rogue ex-Special Forces crew attack more ships and men start dying, Hamnet has to decide if he can continue to sacrifice the lives of unknown sailors to save the woman he loves.