Night’s Master by Amanda Ashley

Title: Night’s Master

Author: Amanda Ashley

Publisher: Zebra

Release Date: September 30, 2008

ISBN: 978-0821780633

Size: 4×7 Mass Market paperback; 384 pagers

Genre: Speculative Romance

Passion has a darker side. . . Kathy McKenna was sure that the little Midwestern town of Oak Hollow would be isolated enough for safety, but the moment the black-clad stranger walked into her bookstore, she knew she was wrong. Raphael Cordova exudes smoldering power, and his sensual touch draws Kathy into a world of limitless pleasure and unimaginable dangers.Oak Hollow was supposed to be neutral territory for supernatural beings. Instead it has become home to an evil force determined to destroy them-and kill any mortal who gets in the way. As leader of the North American vampires, Raphael has always put duty first, but then, no woman ever enthralled him the way Kathy does. And as the enemy’s terrifying plan is revealed, Raphael’s desire could be a fatal distraction for all his kind, and for the woman he has sworn to love forever…

Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

Title: Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra

Author: Obert Skye

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 30, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389638

Size: 432 pages, Hardback

Genre: Middle Grade fantasy

The dreams of mankind are in grave danger as the Dearth, the true evil beneath the soil, rises above ground and slowly gains the strength he needs to defeat Leven Thumps. Leven, now the Want, is also gaining strength. Will he discover his new power before the Dearth finds him? Sycophant Run is on the brink of war. The secret of how to kill sycophants is now more a threat than ever. Can Clover and the sycophants protect the only gateway to Reality now that they’re so vulnerable?

And speaking of Reality, Terry and Addy are about to join forces with a one-time janitor and the angriest, most confused toothpick alive—Ezra. What kind of power is raging inside that sliver of wood?

Get ready to ride a Wave, release a Longing,find the Invisible Village, travel by rope,wrestle in chocolate, and, of course, dream theimpossible! Join Leven, Winter, Geth, and Cloveron the most unFoogettable adventure yet!

Christmas Rose by Robyn Buttars

Title: Christmas Rose

Author: Robyn Buttars

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: October 3, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389881

Size: 128 pages, 5×7 softcover

Genre: Christmas

There’s something amazing happening at Pleasant Manor – a care center at the very edge of town. Using the wondrous power of love, a little girl named Rose is creating miracles in the lives of its residents. One by one, she touches the hearts of her new friends – Cleston, Helen, Jake, Fred, and Ina – with the light of hope. Most important to Rosie, though, is Bessie. Rosie and Bessie become inseparable best friends. Day by day Bessie teaches Rosie invaluable life lessons, including “Home is a place where you are surrounded by love.” Just before Christmas, when the woman who had taught her so much about living speaks of dying, Rosie learns what true love, beauty, and friendship really mean. Her understanding is an invaluable gift for all.

The Elf and the Magic Windows by Ted Hindmarsh

Title: The Elf and the Magic Windows

Author: Ted Hindmarsh

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: September, 2008

ISBN: 978-1-59955-179-1

Size: 16 pages, 5.5×8.5 softcover with envelope

Genre: Christmas

Now Santa’s plan, you see, is this,
Although it may seem queer,
The kids from Golden Cove can’t choose
Their gift from him this year.
The gifts you children choose will go
To kids whose names are new.
And as you choose their gifts for them,
They’ll choose your gifts for you.

Some children in the village of Golden Cove are naughty and others are nice, but when a mysterious elf with a message from Santa arrives, all are willing to listen – and even, perhaps, to learn that Christmas isn’t all about getting the perfect gifts. Instead, it’s about the things you are willing to give. With a story that will warm hearts and inspire people of all ages, this card-sized booklet will complement Christmas all season long.

The Ruby by Jennie Hansen

Title: The Bracelet, vol. 4: The Ruby

Author: Jennie Hansen

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October 1, 2008


Size: Softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: The Bracelet (v 1), The Emerald (v 2), The Topaz (v3)

Charlie Mae is sick of fetching things for her brothers and father, and for getting yelled at over things that aren’t her fault, while her brothers get to do whatever they want. She doesn’t blame Ma for leaving.

Determined to escape her house for at least one night of adventure, Charlie Mae sneaks into Nauvoo behind her brothers. But she discovers a lot more than she bargained for, including the dark cruelty inside her father’s heart and a mysterious red stone. Oddly, she feels a kind of peace when she holds the stone. It almost seems to be an assurance that she isn’t alone—that somewhere, someone is watching over her.

When Charlie Mae meets Spencer—a boy her age—and his grandmother, she is astonished at their kindness. She should have guessed they were Mormons. Pa had been lying all that time when he had said that Mormons were wicked. Pa was the wicked one—he and her brothers burned houses and shot people. She didn’t want to live with thieves and liars and cook their meals anymore. She would leave this place someday and find a better life—no matter what the cost.

Join celebrated author Jennie Hansen in this exciting fourth and final volume of The Bracelet series, as Charlie Mae learns through her trials about forgiveness, love, and eternal families.

Bethlehem’s Star by Bevan Olsen

Title: Bethlehem’s Star

Author: Bevan Olsen

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: September, 2008

ISBN: 978-1-59955-181-4

Size: 16 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, Paperback with envelope

Genre: Christmas

I’m a star, that’s right. I’m one that you won’t ever see.
But chances are that you’ve looked for and heard about me!
One day God brought me great news,
That I would shine in the sky for the King of the Jews!
My light swept through the night and covered the earth.
Prophecy was fulfilled that this was Jesus’ birth.

What was it like to be the star of Bethlehem? Those who love the Christmas story will enjoy Bethlehem’s Star. This tale will touch the heart of any age – the story of Christ’s birth from the star that shared its brilliance on that sacred scene long ago.

The Highwayman of Tanglewood by Marcia Lynn McClure

Title: The Highwayman of Tanglewood

Author: Marcia Lynn McClure

Publisher: Distractions, Inc. (?)

Release Date: September 2008


Size: Softcover

Genre: Romance

Dressed in black and astride his mighty steed, the brave, heroic, and dashing rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood stole chambermaid Faris Shayhan’s heart as easily as he stole her kiss. Yet, the Highwayman of Tanglewood was encircled in mystery—mystery as thick and as secretive as time itself. Could Faris truly own the heart of a man so entirely enveloped in twilight shadows and dangerous secrets?

[I saw this in a Seagull Book store and it’s in their catalog, but the only place I could find it online was here.]

Epicenter by Sonia O’Brien

Title: Epicenter

Author: Sonia O’Brian

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: September, 2008


Size: 248 pages, softcover

Genre: Suspense

When attorney McKenna Bradford enters the top floor of Lincoln Tower, she expects an uncomfortable business lunch with an unwelcome client—but she doesn’t expect him to confess murder. And she certainly doesn’t expect a massive earthquake to hit downtown Los Angeles, trapping her in a crumbling high-rise with a cold-blooded killer.

As McKenna struggles to elude her enemy amidst the massive destruction, others in the building fight their own battles. Payson Griggs takes on a perilous search for his former girlfriend, while his friends find themselves in dire circumstances in the tower’s parking garage. Anna Stevens faces the prospect of childbirth in an elevator shaft as her firefighter husband combats the raging blazes that are headed straight for Lincoln Tower. And all the while, McKenna’s father and her best friend race to find her before death does.

Combining gripping suspense with tender scenes of love and loss, this thriller pulls the reader right into the epicenter of heart-pounding action.

Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright

Title: Recovering Charles

Author: Jason F. Wright

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 16, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389645

Size: 288 pages, hardcover

Genre: General

Luke Millward is a man who does not know he is lost.

His girlfriend loves him; his career is going well; and every night he falls asleep knowing that his life is good and meaningful.

Only when the past reveals its twisted smile in a phone call and the disconnected voice asks him to come find his father in post-Katrina New Orleans is Luke compelled to find out what kind of man he truly is.

Recovering Charles is for every family who’s had it’s share of tough times, for anyone who regrets the things you’ve never said, for everyone who needs to know their life has a second verse.

The Hometown Weekly by Bruce Lindsay

Title: The Hometown Weekly: Good News for a Change

Author: Bruce Lindsay

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: September, 2008

ISBN: 978-1598116007

Size: Softcover

Genre: General

Ripped gently from the headlines of The Parley’s Progress, the outstanding weekly newspaper of the 87th largest city in Utah, comes an abundance of good news. After more than thirty years of being asked the same question-“Why don’t you give us some good news for a change?”-veteran television news anchor Bruce Lindsay obliges us with humorous and heartwarming stories from the idyllic town that we believe we grew up in-or wished we did.

Inspired from the stories found in real small-town newspapers, Bruce Lindsay introduces us to the down-to-earth, foible-filled characters from Parley’s Grove-folks who can make the mundane mesmerizing and the absurd endearing. Warm, poignant, and always hilarious, these affectionate vignettes of small-town life will help you remember who you are and where you’re from.

Day of Remembrance by David G. Woolley

Title: The Promised Land, vol 4: Day of Remembrance

Author: David G. Woolley

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: September, 2008

ISBN: 978-1598114782

Size: Hardcover

Genre: Historical

Series: Pillar of Fire (vol. 1), The Power of Deliverance (vol. 2), Place of Refuge (vol. 3)

Old World, 600 BC: Under mandate from their prophetfather, the sons of Lehi face treachery and lethal danger as they seek to secure the brass plates from the ruthless Captain Laban. Meanwhile, Zoram and Elizabeth work feverishly to smith new plates for engraving the prophecies of Jeremiah— a vital task that must be completed before the Feast of the Trumpets, also known as the Day of Remembrance.

Old World, 19th century: In his home built above the remains of Laban’s treasury, Sephardic Jew Reuben Kessler anticipates the marriage of his son Danny on the Day of Remembrance. But when tragedy strikes on the blessed day, the devastated fathers of the bride and groom must cling to their faith that God will remember His covenant people.

New World, 19th century: Commissioned by the angel Moroni, Joseph Smith Jr. endures harrowing challenges as he prepares to receive the plates of gold and translate them into the Book of Mormon. The fulfillment of ancient promises draws near as Joseph returns each year to the Hill Cumorah on the Day of Remembrance.

Three families, three stories—yet in the grand design of the Lord, they intertwine as one. This fourth volume in the Promised Land saga bridges ancient and modern times to reveal the unfolding of a marvelous work and a wonder.

The Eyes of a Stranger by Rachel Ann Nunes

Title: The Eyes of a Stranger

Author: Rachel Ann Nunes

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 17, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389669

Size: 320 pages, 6×9 softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

On the first day of her new life, Tawnia McKnight finds herself in Oregon, her fifth state in ten years. Another new job, new friends, a heartache left far behind. Maybe in Portland she can at last find what she is looking for. Maybe she can even forget Bret Winn. But when a tragic bridge collapse rocks the city, Tawnia is thrust back into the life of the man she thought she’d never see again. Then Bret introduces her to the eccentric Autumn Rain—a stranger with inexplicably familiar eyes—and Tawnia finds herself drawn into a web of confusion and deceit. Autumn’s suffering over her missing father seems to be real, but there is much that cannot be explained. Will Tawnia find what she is looking for, or will everything she is beginning to care about slip once again from her grasp?

The Wyrmling Horde by David Farland

Title: The Wyrmling Horde (Runelords #7)

Author: David Farland

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: September 16, 2008

ISBN: 978-0765316660

Size: 320 pages, 6″ x 9″, Hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Sum of All Men (v1), Brotherhood of the Wolf (v2), Wizardborn (v3), The Lair of Bones (v4), Sons of the Oak (v5), Worldbinder (v6)

At the end of Worldbinder, Fallion Orden, son of Gaborn, was imprisoned on a strange and fantastic world that he created by combining two alternate realities. It’s a world brimming with dark magic, ruled by a creature of unrelenting evil who is gathering monstrous armies from a dozen planets in a bid to conquer the universe. Only Fallion has the power to mend the worlds, but at the heart of a city that is a vast prison, he lies in shackles. The forces of evil are growing and will soon rage across the heavens. Now, Fallion’s allies must risk everything in an attempt to free him from the wyrmling horde.

FarWorld: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage

Title: FarWorld: Water Keep

Author: J. Scott Savage

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 12, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389621

Size: 432 pages, Hardback

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Other people may see thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas as an outcast and a nobody, but he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away, a world where magic is as common as air, where animals tell jokes and trees beg people to pick their fruit. He even has a name for this place—Farworld.

When Marcus magically travels to Farworld, he meets Kyja, a girl without magic in a world where spells, charms, and potions are everywhere, and Master Therapass, a master wizard who has kept a secret hidden for thirteen years, a secret that could change the fate of two worlds.

But the Dark Circle has learned of Master Therapass’s secret and their evil influence and power are growing. Farworld’s only hope is for Marcus and Kyja to find the mythical Elementals— water, land, air and fire- and convince them to open a drift between the worlds.

As Kyja and Marcus travel to Water Keep, they must face the worst the evil Dark Circle can throw at them—Summoners, who can command the living and the dead; Unmakers, invisible creatures that can destroy both body and soul; and dark mages known as Thrathkin S’Bae.

Along the way, Marcus and Kyja will discover the truth about their own heritage, the strength of their friendship, and the depths of their unique powers.

Meeting Amazing Grace by Gary & Joy Lundberg

Title: Meeting Amazing Grace

Author: Gary & Joy Lundberg


Release Date: August 7, 2008

ISBN: 978-0915029068

Size: 274 pages, 6×7″, softcover

Genre: General

(A novel based on true stories.)

You are about to embark on an unusual path of discovery with an amazing woman named Grace. You may be pleasantly surprised to find solutions to your own challenges as you step into the lives of families facing dramatic, yet all-too-common, dilemmas. It will be as if you have a crystal ball showing you what can be done to bring peace and love between you and your own family members. You will see how the clashing of personalities and differing family traditions and beliefs can be transformed into loving, rich relationships. If you sense a realism about these encounters, even the most bizarre, it’s because all are based on true experiences of real people. A surprise twist at the end will touch your heart.

Stones’ Quest: Redemption of the Curse by LaRene R. Ellis

Title: Stone’s Quest: Redemption of the Curse (vol 3)

Author: LaRene R. Ellis

Publisher: Gathering Place Publishers, Inc.

Release Date: July, 2008

ISBN: 978-0975462249

Size: 424 pages, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade fantasy

Series: Stone’s Quest: In Search of Its Master (vol. 1), The Battles Begin (vol. 2)

The Story continues, the curse is revealed. The balance of the galaxy is in the hands of the few. Will the revealed truth be enough, or will the overwhelming powers of the curse engulf the universe beyond the influence of the Master Stones?

The fate of all lies in the hands of one. Will this unlikely soul choose to save it all or let everything be destroyed? The race for ultimate power… who will win?

Don’t Cry Wolf by Clair M. Poulson

Title: Don’t Cry Wolf

Author: Clair M. Poulson

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: August 2008

ISBN: 978-1598115965

Size: softcover

Genre: Suspense

An officer never knows what he might face when he first arrives at an accident. When Deputy Sergeant Matthew Prescott gets the call directing him to a serious crash on U.S.191, he drives as fast as he dares. As he approaches the twisted, mangled remains of the vehicle, he doubts there could be any survivors in that wreckage. Somebody’s lifewould be ruined tonight.

He just never thought it would be his.

Overwhelmed by the memory of losing part of his family that night, Matthew decides to take the sheriff’s offer to become a detective instead of a patrol supervisor. Maybe not being on-site at car accidents would dull his pain.

A year later, wolves are starting to drift from neighboring Yellowstone Park to Montana ranches and are preying on calves, and a group of activists is passionate about saving the wolves from getting shot by ranchers. But that passion turns to violence with the murder of a rancher who shoots a wolf in order to protect his livestock. Now it’s up to Matthew to find out exactly who is behind the escalating violence.

Throstleford by Susan Evans McCloud

Title: Throstleford

Author: Susan Evans McCloud

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: September 3, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389423

Size: 384 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

When two American missionaries visit the English village of Throstleford in the early 1840s, they forever change the life of the village- and the villagers. Esther and her father, the local vicar, are the first to receive copies of the Book of Mormon. Both recognize truth in the book, but recoil from the challenges this knowledge brings. The new message affects the lives of other villagers as well: the Lutheran minister, the grocer, the stone mason, the local squire’s son, the stable boy who finds a discarded Book of Mormon, and the innkeeper and his sons, who spearhead the opposition to this new faith. Faith, charm, and romance permeate this glimpse into nineteenth-century England and the early Church.

A Short Stay in Hell by Steven L. Peck

Title: A Short Stay in Hell

Author: Steven L. Peck

Publisher: (self)

Release Date: September 3, 2008

ISBN: 978-0557004959

Size: 102 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

This book is not eligible for a Whitney award.

How long is eternity?

In a Hell borrowed from a Jorge Borges story and constructed by a God he had never heard of, an ordinary man struggles to find meaning in a library, the dimensions of which are measured in light years. What does it mean to live forever? Is there any meaning in an existence that never ends?

The Sound of Rain by Anita Stansfield

Title: The Sound of Rain

Author: Anita Stansfield

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: 2008

ISBN: 978-1598116887

Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

Friendships and relationships formed and forged through the fiery furnace of experience have left Jayson Wolfe wiser, sadder, and anxious to embrace new hopes and dreams. In the life he’s reconstructing, his music is essential and failure is unimaginable. But does life ever go as planned?

In this first volume of her new series, acclaimed LDS storyteller Anita Stansfield reaches out to her readers’ hearts, minds, and spirits as she explores the joy and grief of relationships. The Sound of Rain is compelling and intense-a deeply rooted love story with heart-stopping consequences.

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.

The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson

Title: The Santa Letters

Author: Stacy Gooch-Anderson

Publisher: Sweetwater Books (Cedar Fort)

Release Date: 2008

ISBN: 978-1599551456

Size: 190 pages, 6×8, hardcover

Genre: General, Christmas

One year ago on Christmas Eve, William died. For Emma, the hit-and-run driver killed more than her husband; he killed her joy in life itself. Now, as Christmas approaches again, Emma Jensen finds herself sinking into a depression that nothing can breach; not her job, not her love for her children, and certainly not the season. Money is tight, and emotions are taut, and this year Christmas will be a meager, empty, and painful experience. Only six-year-old McKenna believes in miracles and the magic of Christmas. The rest of the family knows that Christmas can never be the same. But when a mysterious package and an ornate letter arrive on the doorstep, things begin to change. Each day, a package and a letter signed Santa arrive for the family, and together they come to understand that the joy of Christmas does not have to be lost forever, and that God s love can heal any wound, no matter how deep. The Santa Letters will take the Jensens on a journey through a Christmas experience that will have the power to heal them all.

Lightland by Kenny Kemp

Title: Lightland

Author: Kenny Kemp

Publisher: Alta Films Press

Release Date: September 1, 2008

ISBN: 978-1892442390

Size: 464 pages, softcover

Genre: Speculative


A deadly virus rages across ancient Africa and young tribesman K’tanu is the only one who is immune. Yet without counting the cost, he gives his life to save his loved ones.

After lying dormant for six thousand years, the virus, now known as Cobalt, reawakens and again begins its destructive march across the planet. When all seems lost, archeologists in Africa unearth a mummy whose perfectly-preserved heart is incredibly immune to the virus. In a final, desparate attempt to stop Cobalt, scientists illegally clone the mummy. At that moment, K’tanu’s soul is torn from his wife and children in the afterlife Lightland and thrust back into mortality.

At first K’tanu is just another medical marvel and the scientists who cloned him have no idea they have interfered with the journey of his soul. But he eventually remembers who he is and realizes that to be reunited with his family in Lightland, he must first return to Africa. He is joined on his perilous journey by Christopher Tempest, the brilliant but reckless archeologist who recovered the mummy, and Kate Seagram, the beautiful and tenacious researcher who is trying to unlock Cobalt’s deadly secrets. Together they will uncover two pasts… one future.

Santa’s Secret by Christy Hardman and Phil Porter

Title: Santa’s Secret

Author: Christy Hardman and Phil Porter

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: August, 2008

ISBN: 978-1-59955-178-4

Size: 128 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, Paperback

Genre: Children, Christmas

Of everything to do with Christmas, Phil Porter loves to play Santa Claus the most. When he puts on his Santa suit, something magical happens: for the people of his town, he becomes Santa.

The only problem is that Andrew, his own son, doesn’t know. And Phil doesn’t know how to tell him.

Phil wants everyone to keep the magic of Christmas for as long as possible, so how can he tell Andrew that he is Santa? Will Andrew lose the special magic of Christmas if he finds out the truth? But if Phil doesn’t tell Andrew, how can Phil balance his time being Santa with his time for his family? Will Phil have to miss Andrew’s Christmas in order to be Santa?

Santa’s Secret is the heartfelt story of the importance of family and the truth that being Santa isn’t about fame or attention—it’s about changing lives and fostering faith and hope.