Melange Book and Fire & Ice YA Books Releases / September 23-28, 2013
Three great new releases this past week from Melange!
We’ve got fantasy, paranormal serial killers and romantic escapades!
Over at Fire and Ice we’ve got the tale of a young girl coming of age and discovering she’s a mermaid in “Into the Deep” and another young girl being forced to grow up too fast and give up everything she loves in “No Time for Horses.” Both are already ranked on Amazon’s Top 100 lists!
Melange Books Releases
“Squeeze” by J. B. Wolfe
In every person’s life there is a moment which uniquely defines them. A moment that divides life into “before” and “after”, a single point in thaeir lives which will change them forever – a threshold moment which, once the threshold is crossed, completely changes everything about a person. For Wendy Calloway, a one-time vocalist recovering from the hellish car accident that claimed her mother’s life and her father’s mind, the greatest “threshold moment” of her life is the moment in which her life is ended. Slain by the diabolical serial murderer known as the “Squeeze Killer”, Wendy finds herself catapulted into the “unseen world”, now a disoriented, disembodied spirit who must come to terms with her afterlife before she can succumb to the overwhelming desire to mete out justice to her killer.
“Savior” by Dennis K. Hausker (The Shattered World Saga #3)
“Savior” by Dennis K. Hausker
The Shattered World Saga – Book Three
In the stunning conclusion of the epic story of Aron and his post apocalyptic world, Damien poses the threat of a society of his rabid followers bereft of rational values and concerns. He’s faced with the impossible in leading the rebellion with primitive arms against a nightmare enemy armed with fearful weapons from the ancient war that destroyed the world. His personal angst continues, as again love remains elusive with the obstructions of endless setbacks and interference from others. Can he find a way to prevail and warrant the faith his friends have in him or will the world sink into Damien’s dark reality?
“Wicked Lustful Tales Volume 1” by Maria Cox
Wicked Lustful Tales is a compilation of three short stories that blend, drama, friendship and most certainly steamy romance.
During a group cycling vacation in the Caribbean Shana White learns that her boyfriend is moving to New York to further his career without her. With no intention of sulking Shana opts for a day excursion with former beau and fellow cyclist Nick Marino. After a biking accident leaves them stranded the rekindling of an old friendship and memories of their torrid past emerge leaving Shana to struggle with conflicting emotions. Now on the rebound can she afford to seek solace in Nick’s arms and risk heartache all over again?
The Charity Event
With a career in photography about to take off Adam Baxter is at the top of his game. Office buddy Jennifer Silva has been a supportive friend from the start and the two have an easygoing platonic relationship. But when Adam’s assistant Nellie singles out Adam’s jealous behavior he’s forced to analyze his true feelings for beautiful, caring Jennifer. Adam knows all too well that a romantic involvement can complicate matters. So, is Adam ready to put it all on the line and take their friendship to the next level?
When Nina Bates discloses her pregnancy she’s soon shunned by her boyfriend and her mother. Alone and confused Nina turns to her grandmother who suggests she leave her hometown of Seattle and move to Alaska. In Anchorage, divorcee Dexter McIver hires Nina as live-in nanny to his son. An emotional bond develops between them and after Nina delivers her baby the smoldering attraction that existed for months threatens to boil over. With so much at stake should Nina and Dexter go out on a limb for a brief liaison?
Fire and Ice Releases
“Into the Deep” by Missy Fleming
No one understands the fury of the ocean like Zoey.
Ten years ago, she lost her leg in a freak shark attack. The night after her sixteenth birthday, she has yet to accept her awkward prosthetic limb or the fact she will always be different. Wary of the sea, and its hidden threats, she ventures to a bonfire at the beach. She’s mesmerized by its awesome power, wondering what she ever had to fear, until a rogue wave sweeps her into the cool, salty water.
Zoey believed mermaids were creatures of legend, characters in silly children’s stories, but it’s hard to ignore the captivating tail that’s suddenly appeared, or the sense of finally being whole. She abandons her life on land in search of answers about who she really is and where she came from.
What she discovers is a kingdom full of intrigue and danger, as well as a royal father she never knew existed. Settling into her role as a mermaid princess, she learns her family is under attack, both on land and in the water. Raging storms swell up, threatening coastal cities, and sea levels rise practically overnight, endangering the lives of everyone she loves. Determined to stop the strange phenomena, Zoey becomes caught up in the race to track down what, or who, is responsible for the catastrophic events.
But, Zoey possesses another secret, one born of legend and more powerful than any mer or human can imagine.
“No Time For Horses” by Shannon Kennedy (Shamrock Stables #2)
Shamrock Stables #2
Sixteen-year-old Vicky Miller feels overloaded since her parents filed for divorce. Her mother got the house and a new job. Her step-dad has the new car and a new girlfriend. Vicky has the five kids, her younger half-brothers and sisters who range from 18 months to 10 years old to look after and her own life now comes second to their needs and wants.
It’s been six months of house-cleaning, baby-sitting, cooking, non-stop laundry and Vicky is through waiting for her life to improve. She has plans for her sophomore year at Lincoln High and they don’t include being an unpaid servant. If it takes a constant battle to attend her riding classes and complete her internship at Shamrock Stable, she’s ready to fight for her goal to be the best natural horse trainer around.
Her parents may not have time for her to be with horses, but she has dreams no one can steal. Why should she give them away? But will keeping them mean she loses her family?
“The Kitchen Dance” by Geri G. Taylor
We’re giving away FIVE printed ARC’s (Advanced Release Copies) of Geri G. Taylor’s “The Kitchen Dance.”
Being ARC’s, these books may contain print errors in the text and/or the jacket.
“The Kitchen Dance” by Geri G. Taylor ~ Melange Books~ ARC ~ WIN IT!
About the book:
According to Rene Descartes, no two bodies can occupy the same space at the same time and any physical motion of a body involves moving other bodies from the space they occupy. In my first work of contemporary fiction, Joule and Allen create their own movements in THE KITCHEN DANCE.
Joule Dalton, a successful interior designer with a prestigious architectural firm, lived her life choreographed by her loved ones until a tragedy forces her to learn her own steps. Allen Brooks has endured his own share of manipulations and all his hard work and sacrifice has left him with nothing. He wears his troubles like the too large overcoat he picked up at a mission while living on the streets. This coat brings them together in an unexpected way. Joule takes the misfortunate Allen into her home in hopes of turning his life around. She gives him a place to live, a job, even introduces him to her wealthy friends. What she does not give him is her trust. This he must earn. The two combine their dreams and create a wonderful relationship. Then Allen gets a call that will challenge his sense of responsibility. He makes a choice, one that Joule cannot begrudge. Allen struggles with his decision while Joule goes back to her old life until they both realize what they really want.