Fall is my favorite time of year, especially when the weather actually cools once the sun goes down. For me, there’s nothing much better than curling up in my comfy chair, throwing a blanket over my legs, lighting a candle, and reading a great book on those cool fall nights. So today, I’ve decided to share six new releases that are must reads on my bookshelf. If you’re looking for the next bestseller in the young adult, mystery, suspense, fantasy, and thriller genres, check these out and help support six fabOoolous authors!
Skeleton’s Key by Stacy Green
Cage Foster can’t catch a break. The discovery of a dusty skeleton in the antebellum home he’s caring for is bad enough. But the unearthing of two fresh bodies, buried during his tenure at Ironwood Plantation, may land Cage on Mississippi’s death row. Even worse, the one person certain of his innocence is a pushy Yankee newcomer, a woman who talks too fast and still believes in the romance of the Old South.
A specialist in historical renovation, Dani Evans intends to restore Ironwood to its former glory while she rebuilds her life after the death of her mother. Death, hidden treasure, and falling in love with a murder suspect were not part of the plan. The lure of the infamous Ironwood treasure cache convinces Dani the skeleton is the key to unraveling the legend, and that the treasure itself is the motive for the murders.
Cage is certain an old grudge is setting him up for murder, but the evidence against him is mounting and time is running out. Dani believes she can find the truth before Cage is arrested, but her search for answers will uncover a descent into madness that should have stayed buried.
Skeleton’s Key is now available!
Black Opal by Catie Rhodes
I’m Peri Jean Mace, and I see ghosts. Between the ghosts and my own dumb choices, my life is a puke-inducing screamer of a roller coaster ride.
My latest dumb choice catapults me all the way from East Texas to South Louisiana. So far, it’s been a trip to the bad crap zone. My boyfriend and I got into a fight because he’s a lying jerk. A ghost trashed my car because she wants her murder solved. The boyfriend’s ex-wife—who’s still sniffing around—loves the drama because she’s a…never mind.
I’d love nothing more than to take the next bus back to Texas. But this teenage ghost is my boyfriend’s sister who went missing twenty years ago. Her family needs to know what happened.
Now I’m stuck in this huge house with people I didn’t even know existed twenty-four hours ago. They’re nice enough, but talk about awkward. This family’s secrets could be the basis of a tell-all tabloid soap opera.
Trying to solve this murder might be another one of my dumb choices. There’s more suspects than ants on ice cream. The killer has gotten away with this for twenty years, and it seems like any clues would be long lost.
But every conversation reveals another secret. Little bits and pieces lock together as I close in on a horrifying truth.
How far will a murderer go to protect a secret? My guess is pretty durn far.
Black Opal is now available!
Almost Matched by Angela O. Peart
Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills.
Colin is one of those gorgeous guys who attract women, no matter the age or marital status. With a successful career at a popular Seattle radio station, hard body, and charming personality, he is the complete package. But something dark lurks in the corners of his soul; some murky experience that has changed him—maybe for the better, but maybe for the worse.
Will he steal her heart and stomp over it like other guys did?
Will she let him into her heavily fortified world despite herself?
Or will they settle somewhere in the middle—establishing the emotional boundaries to protect them from falling in love?
Almost Matched will be available this weekend!
Broken Spell by Fabio Bueno
Be careful what you wish for.
Skye wanted to find the Singularity. She got what she sought, but to protect the most powerful witch alive, Skye had to betray her coven. Now she regrets entangling her boyfriend Drake in her hidden world.
Drake yearned for Skye, but now he finds out that getting the girl is just the beginning: keeping the girl is the hard part. When tragedy strikes, Drake faces an impossible choice that could destroy his family and his shot at love.
The vicious Night covens seek retribution at all costs. Wicked Jane has returned, scarred from her last confrontation with Drake and Skye, and holding a baffling secret that may change everything.
Dangerous alliances arise. The Veil is about to be broken.
Falling in love has never been harder.
Broken Spell is now available!
Dreamsnatcher by Angela Wallace
Lexa has spent the past five years training the princess of Teltania in dreamwalking, but with Taryn’s eighteenth birthday approaching, the girl has increasing royal duties and Lexa is getting ready to retire yet again. This time she’s looking forward to settling down and sailing with Sir Neil Duram—until his ship barely survives a raider attack.
The raiders have been hounding Teltania’s coast and their victims are falling into comas. With Neil’s crew at risk, Lexa sets out to find a cure. But things aren’t what they seem. She discovers that the comatose have been snatched from their dreams and stolen into the dreamscape.
The scattered cases soon become a potential plague, and Lexa has to find the connection between the waking world raiders and the dream snatchers. Is there a third dreamwalker out there, or something much more sinister? Lexa’s desperate search for answers will drive her to the edge in order to save everything she cares about.
Dreamsnatcher is now available!
Chain of Shadows by Steven Montano
****BOOK 6 OF THE BLOOD SKIES SERIES****
The barrier between worlds has been broken, and the invasion is about to begin.
Eric Cross, burdened by the loss of those who’ve died under his command, must lead his recently reunited mercenary team against the shadow wolf sorcerers known as the Maloj. Bound to dire artifact blades and charged with protecting the Kindred, Cross seeks help from the enigmatic White Mother, leader of the Southern Claw.
But sinister forces bring his vessel down in a strange and distant land, and soon Cross and his allies are beset by undead armies vying for control of the deadly region called the Chain of Shadows. Trapped in a desert waste where wielding magic is dangerous and nothing is as it seems, Cross’s team will pay the ultimate price in their battle to finally get home…
Chain of Shadows is now available!
Don’t these books sound fabOoolous!! I’ve met all of these authors, either in person or online in writing communities, and I can’t wait to read their latest releases. I hope you do too!
Have you read any of these books? If so, please share your thoughts… Do you have any other new releases that you think the rest of us should read or that you can’t wait to crack open? I’d love to hear from you!
And remember to check out my YA Mystery novel, Football Sweetheart… available on Kindle and Nook! Reviewers agree that FS is perfect for teens and adults alike and hard to put down!