Her Good Name by Josi S. Kilpack

Title: Her Good Name

Author: Josi S. Kilpack

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: August, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389652

Size: 342 pages, 6″ x 9″, softback

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Chrissy is having an identity crisis. As a single woman and convert to the Church, she has always managed to find her place in life– at least until someone else begins using her credit cards, her bank account, and, most important, her name. Now the real Chrissy must prove her innocence against a growing pile of collection notices and unpaid bills. But with no job, no money, a warrant for her arrest, and a closet full of high- heeled shoes, a girl can only get so far.

When Chrissy meets Micah Heet, the other half of a blind date gone bad, the two discover they are facing the same battle and join forces to find the perpetrators. Little do they know that the small semblance of life they have left will be put on the line in the process.

Watch Me by Brenda Novak

Title: Watch Me (The Last Stand, vol. 3)

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Mira Books

Release Date: August 1, 2008

ISBN: 978-0778325260

Size: 448 pages, softcover

Genre: Thriller

Series: Trust Me (vol. 1), Stop Me (vol. 2)

(Caution: May contain objectionable content)

Sheridan Kohl was just a teenager parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee with a boy named Jason when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died–and the stranger was never caught. Twelve years later, by working at The Last Stand, Sheridan has learned a thing or two about investigating crime. She returns to Whiterock, intent on achieving answers at last.

But someone doesn’t want the truth to come out. Someone unexpected. Someone who is willing to resort to murder. Again.

Shadow of the Crown by Jeri Gilchrist

Title: Shadow of the Crown

Author: Jeri Gilchrist

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: August 1, 2008


Size: 6×9 softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Teira Palmer, a bright, savvy young woman who was raised on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, receives a plum assignment to help in the acquisition of a Scandinavian branch of the international telecommunications company for which she works. She returns to her mother’s birth country with mixed feelings.

As a child, Teira was tucked into bed with the magical stories of Hans Christian Andersen intermingled with Danish family history: stories of kings and queens, beautiful castles, and golden crowns in a kingdom far away across the sea. There, loyal and courageous subjects lay down their lives for their country. The bravest and best of all the warrior princes was her own grandfather. Teira had grown up idolizing him until the day reality stepped in and showed that the hero of her dreams was actually a traitor.

Teira’s grandfather, Soren Pedersen, had been involved as a saboteur in the resistance movement and part of the Freedom Council during the occupation of Denmark during WWII. Soren died only weeks before the war ended during the act of his treason. He had betrayed kingdom, crown, country and, Teira thought resentfully, his family.

Teira arrives to find that her ancestral home has fallen into serious disrepair and learns that an old man and his menacing son know more about her grandfather’s death—and his life and work on the Freedom Council—than they are willing to say. It makes her wonder: was Soren Pedersen a traitor, or was he the honorable man her grandmother still believed him to be?

Soon Teira is balancing her work at Com Tech with a personal quest to turn Denmark upside down if necessary in order to finally uncover the truth. At her side is Christian Tanner, the charismatic head of the company who is knee-deep in mysterious trouble of his own. As the two draw closer to the truth – sometimes by accident – danger increases. It’s a race against time to discover the secrets once thought to have been buried with the past.

Only one thing can bring the mystery of Teira’s grandfather’s death to light, but it may cost another’s life in the process.

Flashback by J. Michael Hunter

Title: Flashback

Author: J. Michael Hunter

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: July 2008


Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Mystery

Laura McClain has screamed herself awake again. Her old nightmare is back. And now the timid kindergarten teacher is convinced that someone is following her—watching her every move. It could just be coincidence that she and the chillingly memorable man seem to show up at all the same places. Perhaps her paranoia is just a result of her deep fear of change. After all, so much has changed in her life recently.

To make matters worse, Laura is now supposed to travel halfway across the country to take possession of a family estate she has inherited. As unnerved as she is with her “stalker” in St. Louis, the plantation in Virginia seems even more frightening to Laura. And what is a Mormon girl going to do with miles of tobacco crop?

But then again, maybe the family estate holds the secret to why Laura’s parents would never talk about their past. In hopes of finding clues to this mystery, Laura packs her bags and catches a bus to Bufordville, a tiny town with more than its fair share of rumors, suspicions, and deadly secrets. Then panic sets in as Laura finds her returning nightmare is, in fact, a twenty-year-old reality—a reality that could very well repeat itself.

Stop Me by Brenda Novak

Title: Stop Me (The Last Stand, vol. 2)

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Mira Books

Release Date: July 1, 2008

ISBN: 978-0778324607

Size: 448 pages, softcover

Genre: Thriller

Series: Trust Me (vol. 1), Watch Me (vol. 3)

(Caution: May contain objectionable content)

Widower Romain Fornier lost his reason for living when his daughter was kidnapped and murdered. When the killer got off on a technicality, Romain used a gun to mete out his own justice. Now that he’s finally out of prison, free to return to his Cajun roots, the last thing he wants to learn is that he might’ve killed the wrong man. But that’s exactly what Jasmine Stratford of The Last Stand, whose job it is to help victims of violent crime, has come all the way from California to tell him.

All’s Fair by Julie Coulter Bellon

Title: All’s Fair

Author: Julie Coulter Bellon

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: July 2008


Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Political campaign expert Kristen Shepherd excels at staying cool under pressure, but this time she’s in over her head. After leaving her high-profile fiancé at the altar, she uncovers the shocking truth about the man she nearly married—truth that could ruin her life. With the press on her tail, the only person she can trust is Ryan Jameson, her political opponent and former boyfriend.

Army doctor and LDS convert Brandon Shepherd shares his sister Kristen’s talent for keeping a level head, and his newfound faith gives him steady strength during times of turmoil. But when he and fellow doctor Rachel Fields are seized as Iraqi prisoners of war, he faces a crisis of personal integrity that may cost him his life.

In this gripping tale of unlikely heroes and unexpected romance, two siblings must risk everything for freedom. And in the heat and sand of enemy territory, they discover that all’s fair in love, even if not in war.

Trust Me by Brenda Novak

Title: Trust Me (The Last Stand, vol. 1)

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Mira Books

Release Date: June 1, 2008

ISBN: 978-0778324126

Size: 448 pages, softcover

Genre: Thriller

Series: Stop Me (vol. 2), Watch Me (vol. 3)

(Caution: May contain objectionable content)

Four years ago, Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends—also survivors—in starting The Last Stand, an organization to help victims of crime.

But now, her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn’t forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation—and his freedom. Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger—and guilty of at least two unsolved murders.

And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back. Because Oliver Burke has every intention of finishing what he started. And that’s a promise. Trust me.

The Arthurian Omen by G.G. Vandagriff

Title: The Arthurian Omen

Author: G.G. Vandergriff

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: April 2, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590388631

Size: 320 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: Suspense

Is the story of King Arthur history or myth?

A Celtic scholar is brutally murdered when she finds a clue to a priceless fifth-century manuscript that could prove the identity of King Arthur. Determined to find the ancient relic and avenge her sister’s death, Maren Southcott begins a quest that immediately puts her own life in danger.

In the tradition of Mary Higgins Clark, The Arthurian Omen weaves a tale of mystery and suspense as pursuit of the manuscript winds through the medieval castles and monasteries of Wales. Stalked by a psychopath with delusions of a Welsh revolution, Maren is shaken to the core when a new crisis threatens to destroy the one person she loves most. Can she find the manuscript before the murderer strikes again? Or is the manuscript-and the legend-better left buried in the past?

Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry

Title: Buckingham Palace Gardens

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: March 25, 2008

ISBN: 978-0345469311

Size: 320 pages, hardcover

Genre: Mystery/Detective; Historical

Series: This is #22 in the Thomas Pitt series

Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries are perhaps the best loved of all her Victorian bestsellers, luring us into the multi-layered richness of London, from the great mansions and secluded drawing rooms to the city’s festering slums. Now, in her most mesmerizing novel yet, she invites us to a house-party at Buckingham Palace.

The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the palace to discuss a fantastic idea: the construction of a six-thousand-mile railroad that would stretch the full length of Africa. But, alas, the prince’s gathering proves disastrous when the mutilated body of a prostitute hired for a late-night frolic (after the wives have retired to bed) turns up among the queen’s monogrammed sheets in a palace linen closet.

With great haste, Thomas Pitt, brilliant mainstay of Special Services, is summoned to resolve the crisis. The Pitts’ cockney maid, Gracie, is also recruited — to pose as a palace servant and listen in on the guests’ conversations, scan their bedrooms, and scrutinize their troubled faces for clues to hidden rivalries and attachments that could have lead to murder. If Pitt and Gracie fail to find out who brutally murdered the young woman — as seems increasingly likely — Pitt’s career will be over, and the scandal may just cause the monarchy to fall.

With a cast of wonderful characters, among them the gentle Princess of Wales, and a twisting plot that takes us into the hidden world of the royal family, Anne Perry probes deeply the hearts of men and women ensnared by their own emotions. Never has this distinguished novelist told a story with more truth and passion.

The Lost Verses by Barbara Miller

Title: The Lost Verses

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.

Release Date: March, 2008

ISBN: 978-1-59955-108-1

Size: 5.5×8.5 paperback; 236 pages

Genre: Mystery? Speculative?

Series: Golden Verses

“Ask your mom about a special Bible she used to have. Ask her to remember the golden verses. That might help you both.

When Andy’s little sister died, his faith in God died with her.

Now, ten years later, Andy uncovers a secret—a tale too fantastic to be real. A story about six Bibles, each with verses written in gold. And for those who read the passages in gold, the scriptures come to life.

Out of respect for his mother and her friends, Andy halfheartedly agrees to find the old Bibles. Little does Andy know that the Bibles are closer than ever. Nor does he realize that the books are haunted by a dark shadow, an entity desperate to destroy the last of the golden verses.

As the Bibles make their way to the people who need them most, Andy begins to understand the worth of the Bibles, as well as the danger they are in. The Bibles have the power to save those who will read, and for this reason the books have long been marked for destruction. When the shadow closes in on the Bibles, it falls to Andy and his newfound friends to ensure that the holy books survive.

A gripping tale, The Lost Verses is a story of miracles, redemption, and the power of the word of God.

Fool Me Twice by Stephanie Black

Title: Fool Me Twice

Author: Stephanie Black

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Release Date: March 2008


Size: 6×9 paperback

Genre: Suspense

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When it comes to pleasing her twin sister, Megan O’Connor is an easy touch. She’ll do just about anything to gain Kristen’s approval, including trading places with her. After all, Kristen’s plan promises to get Megan out of a dead-end job and make them both rich. It will be a nice reward for a little genealogical investigation–something that couldn’t have happened without the help of Kristen’s new LDS acquaintances. And who could blame the twins for using a tiny bit of deceit to manipulate an inheritance out of someone as demanding as their estranged aunt Evelyn?

All Megan has to do is pretend to be Kristen, move into Evelyn’s house, and take care of the wealthy old woman until her failing health kills her. It shouldn’t take too long. It shouldn’t be too difficult. Megan’s the nice one. Except for the lie, the task is a natural fit. Everything would be perfect if she could just ignore the guilt–a feeling that only grows stronger as she spends more time with the new friends Kristen arranged for her.

But soon Megan discovers there is more to worry about. She’s living in a house of illusions where she isn’t the only one playing a part. Someone has developed a new plotline that ends with a death scene–and in this version, the victim won’t die of natural causes.

Beneath the surface of the sleepy New England town of Britteridge, deceit weaves a deadly web where turnabout is anything but fair play.

Freefall by Traci Hunter Abramson

Title: Freefall

Author: Traci Hunter Abramson

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: February 2008

ISBN: 978-1-59811-510-9

Size: 6×9 paperback; 242 pgs

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

Lieutenant Brent Miller arrived in the Middle East with one objective — get seven hostages out of a hostile country. The plan almost worked. But now he has been left behind — with one of the hostages. It’s up to Brent to get Amy Whitmore, an LDS Senator’s daughter, across miles of desert to safety. What he doesn’t know is that to survive, he needs her as much as she needs him.

Do No Harm by Gregg Luke

Title: Do No Harm

Author: Gregg Luke

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: January 2008

ISBN: 9781598115062

Size: 6×9;

Genre: Medical Thriller

Paul Randall needs to start over, and Crescent Cove looks like the ideal place for the widowed pharmacist to begin again. What could be more perfect than running an old-fashioned pharmacy in an idyllic small town on the coast of northern California?

But soon after purchasing the charming drugstore, Paul discovers it will be anything but business as usual in his new locale. Although Crescent Cove seems prosperous, there is also something about it that feels dangerous — a fact that becomes disturbingly obvious when Paul finds Bria Georgopolis cowering on the side of the freeway. She unveils an eerie truth about a nearby hospital that places corporate profits above the price of human life.

As the pieces of the conspiracy come together, Paul and Bria realize that it’s up to them to expose the monstrous evil — before their new beginnings lead to a very dead end.

Hunting Gideon by Jessica Draper

Title: Hunting Gideon

Author: Jessica Draper

Publisher: Zarahemla Books

Release Date: August 13, 2007

ISBN: 978-0978797140

Size: 5×8.5; 184 pages

Genre: Speculative Thriller

Tracking hackers and crackers for the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center looks like a vivid video game to an outsider, but the outcome of the play is deadly serious. Through her online feline avatar, Sekhmet, Sue Anne Jones stalks the V-Net, the ultimate virtual-reality interface, in pursuit of evil in all its online forms. Her partner, ex-cracker Loren Hunter, provides cynical commentary along with his expertise in the V-Net’s shadier alleys.

Their days of busting routine identity thieves and insidious corporate spies end when they get a new assignment: Hunt down a cyber-terrorist calling himself Gideon, who has infiltrated the financial system, rerouted supply lines, and murdered the supervisor of an automated factory. Now Gideon is sending taunting messages, quoting scripture, and warning Sue that she must join his crusade or suffer—along with the rest of the virtual world—when he takes total control of the V-Net.

Written by the author of the Last Days adventure trilogy, Hunting Gideon is a near-future cyberpunk novel with an optimistic Mormon twist. Incorporating elements from the hard-boiled detective novel, film noir, and postmodernist prose, much of the novel’s action takes place online in cyberspace, blurring the border between actual and virtual reality. Hunting Gideon sends Sue and Loren on a wild chase as they scramble to avert the ultimate online disaster.

Sheep’s_Clothing by Josi Kilpack

Title: Sheep’s_Clothing

Author: Josi Kilpack

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: May 2, 2007

ISBN: 978-1590387467

Size: 6×9; 320 pages

Genre: Suspense

Six children keep Kate and Brad Thompson busy all day, every day. Between work, school, and church activities there isn’t much time for anything else. Having baby number seven might disrupt the family routine, but Kate isn’t worried about that. She is worried, however, about her oldest daughter, Jess, who has been more secretive of late. More distant. Kate’s hopes it’s just a phase. Fifteen is a tricky age, after all.

For Jess, being fifteen isn’t just tricky, sometimes it feels downright impossible. Between baby-sitting all the time, hating the gymnastics class Mom won’t let her quit, and trying to hold onto her best friend now that high school is pulling them in different directions, Jess feels totally overwhelmed, continually misunderstood, and completely alone. Until she meets Emily online.

Emily listens, understands, and gives Jess confidence. Best of all, Emily introduces Jess to her cousin, Colt. Jess can’t date yet, but she and Colt can send long, personal e-mails to each other and he understands her better than anyone else in her life

However, when Jess disappears it only takes one e-mail for everyone in the Thompson family to discover that when it comes to the Internet, things aren’t always what they seem. . . .

Hazardous Duty by Betsy Brannon Green

Title: Hazardous Duty

Author: Betsy Brannon Green

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: 2007

ISBN: 978-1598114456


Genre: Suspense

Savannah McLaughlin is running a little late. Those extra few minutes could mean she may never see her daughter again. The only clue Savannah and the police have to six-year-old Caroline’s disappearance is a note with a cryptic verse of scripture. With no signs of progress, Savannah is desperate enough to call the one man she knows can help—the one man who absolutely despises her.

If anyone can find Caroline, it’s Major Christopher Dane. The Army often calls on him to discreetly extract people from dangerous situations. But can Savannah trust him and the band of misfits Dane surrounds himself with? Or will the betrayal that took place in their dark past exclude any chance of a bright future?

Grave Secrets by Marlene Austin

Title: Grave Secrets

Author: Marlene Austin

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: 2007


Size: 6×9; 341 pages

Genre: Romantic Suspense

On the day Bethany Carlisle receives her doctorate, she learns that her grandmother has died. However, Bethany’s dismay immediately turns to anger when she learns that the wealthy, eccentric, and distant woman who raised Bethany has taken pains to torment her granddaughter even from the grave. Now, in order to claim her substantial inheritance, Bethany must spend a year at an abandoned house in Maine—and write a book. But what book?

In the course of making the old house livable, Bethany believes she’s discovered the answer. But the process of writing the now-important book soon becomes complicated by threatening messages—and the attention of three very different men. She wonders if any of their motives are honorable as it becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to wrest away her inheritance. Now, Bethany must use every ounce of her faith and resourcefulness—if she is to survive.

The Deep End by Traci Hunter Abramson

Title: The Deep End

Author: Traci Hunter Abramson

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: August, 2007

ISBN: 159811199X

Size: 6×9; 245 pages

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

Series: Undercurrents, Ripple Effect

Matt’s hands balled in frustration. . . . He couldn’t even acknowledge that he knew the dark-haired beauty down the street-much less that he was married to her. . . . He had walked into this marriage knowing full well that he would be married to a woman in the Witness Protection Program, and that they would have to spend their first year of marriage pretending they didn’t know each other.

But little do CJ and Matt know the extent of the danger and loneliness that will haunt their lives. A world-class swimmer with Olympic aspirations, CJ faces overwhelming odds that threaten to drown all her hopes and dreams. Will the deep end prove to be a dead end for CJ and Matt?

In a story where reality is as tentative as the waters of competition, and happiness is as elusive as the forces of evil that conspire to end all their dreams, CJ and Matt’s race for safety becomes a marathon of fear.