By Love or By Sea by Rachel Rager

Title: By Love or By Sea

Author: Rachel Rager

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: April 15, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599552217

Size: 206 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Romance

Alice Lind Frank never forgot the boy she loved when she was just six years old, even after he was lost at sea. Now a young woman, Alice has found happiness in living and working with her grandparents, and in the affections of Clarence Hielott, the wealthy shipyard owner who intends to make Alice his bride.

When a ragged sailor appears in town, Alice is reminded of the young boy who once held her heart. Upon learning that the sailor is in fact her childhood love, Caleb, she finds herself yearning to trust him again.

But Clarence refuses to let this ghost from the past destroy his plans for the future. He exposes the secrets of Caleb s past and Alice realizes that the boy she once knew is now a man with a dark history. Soon Caleb and Clarence are locked in a fierce competition for Alice s heart.

Can Alice trust Caleb with her heart once more? And what will she do about Clarence?

The Last Waltz by GG Vandagriff

Title: The Last Waltz

Author: GG Vandagriff

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Date: April 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1606410523

Size: 608 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

In December 1913, the city of Vienna glitters with promises of the future for sought-after debutante Amalia Faulhaber. But life takes a dramatic turn when simmering political unrest escalates into the most deadly war the world has ever known.

Amalia is devastated when her fiance, Baron Eberhard von Waldburg, breaks off their engagement to return to his native Germany and obligatory military service. But she soon discovers that her passion for democracy in an increasingly fascist world has put everything she loves in danger. Her family torn apart and improvished by the war, Amalia must now choose between an idealistic young Polish doctor, who shares her political views, and the wealthy Baron von Schoenenburg, an Austrian Cabinet minister who promises to provide safety and security in a violent, tumultuous time.

Shadow Hunter by Galli and Galli

Title: Shadow Hunter

Author: Guy Morgan Galli and Jeffrey R. Galli

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: April 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-770-7

Size: 352 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Stationed in Cairo, CIA agent Sam Ryker has one thing on his mind: capturing the Chameleon, an elusive terrorist whom he believes is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks across the region. But when his wife and twin daughters are killed during their vacation in Israel, Ryker takes early retirement and sinks into despondency.

With his family gone and his faith in peril, he’s at his darkest hour when a summons comes from James Cannon, president of the Church and former ambassador to the Middle East: four LDS medical missionaries have been kidnapped in Egypt, and Ryker is the man to bring them home. Back in action, Ryker teams up with Mossad intelligence agent and long-time friend Manni Lubin and the Egyptian national police chief for the rescue effort, but the stakes are higher than they thought. Can Ryker stop the kidnappers before their next evil strike? And can he do so without succumbing to evil himself?

My Fairy Grandmother by Aubrey Mace

Title: My Fairy Grandmother

Author: Aubrey Mace

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville Books

Release Date: March 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599552170

Size: 270 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade

Descended from fairies?

At first, it sounds unbelievable to 9-year-old Kaitlin, but according to her grandmother Viola, it’s true. Soon, Viola begins telling Kaitlin stories of her family’s fairy past, and in spite of Kaitlin’s initial reluctance to visit her grandmother, she finds herself being drawn into the stories. But as Kaitlin learns more about her family, Kaitlin’s mother becomes increasingly concerned about Viola’s mental health. Good thing Kaitlin knows better! She believes her fairy grandmother isn’t crazy, and that her stories of elegant castles, evil counts, and exciting escapades are all true!

From the author of Spare Change, this enchanting tale will delight children, teens, and parents alike. Read My Fairy Grandmother and learn for yourself how a good story can bring a whole family together.

Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull

Title: Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (vol. 4)

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: March 24, 2008

ISBN: 978-1606410424

Size: 528 pages, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Series: Fablehaven (v1), Rise of the Evening Star (v2), Grip of the Shadow Plague (v3)

The magical preserve Fablehaven provides refuge to numerous mystical species: centaurs, trolls, satyrs, ogres, fairies, minotaurs, brownies, imps, nymphs, and many others. But some beings are too large and powerful to be confined to regular enchanted refuges. These mightiest of creatures dwell inside the dragon sanctuaries.

With their leader revealed, the Society of the Evening Star is now racing to acquire the five keys to the great demon prison. To stop them, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn must journey to the dragon sanctuary Wyrmroost, located high in the Canadian Rockies. Fierce griffins, cunning giants, scheming wizards, and ferocious dragons stand between the Knights and their goal. As allies fall and the danger mounts, Kendra and Seth must rely on each other as never before if they hope to unlock the terrible secrets of the dragon sanctuary.

Trail of Storms by Marsha Ward

Title: Trail of Storms

Author: Marsha Ward


Release Date: March 11, 2009

ISBN: 978-144012604

Size: 264 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

Series: The Man from Shenandoah, Ride to Raton


Jessie Bingham put heartbreak away to tend to her sister’s needs, but when she settled for second best in love, she didn’t foresee that James Owen would come back into her life.

The aftermath of the Civil War creates cruel circumstances for the Bingham family. A brutal attack on Jessie’s sister, Hannah Fletcher, drives the extended family to flee to the West. They are soon joined by Heppie Bingham’s beau George and his brother, Ned, who bring news that the Binghams are being pursued by cronies of Hannah’s attacker. Even after they fight off that onslaught, poverty, bad weather, and Hannah’s frightful secret plague their journey.

Nursing her battered heart when she hears James Owen took a wife, Jessie accepts Ned’s offer of marriage. But a stop on the trail holds surprises that launch Jessie into a tangle of bewildering values and emotions, and high adventure.

Execution Dock by Anne Perry

Title: Execution Dock (William Monk, vol 16)

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: March 24, 2009

ISBN: 978-0345469335

Size: 320 pages, hardback

Genre: Suspense

Series: William Monk series

Readers of Anne Perry’s bestselling William Monk novels feel as if they’ve experienced the many shades of Victorian London, from Belgravia to Limehouse, from drawing room to brothel. In Execution Dock, Perry’s first Monk novel in three years, we find ourselves on the bustling docks along the River Thames. Here the empire’s great merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade.

The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips. On his floating brothel, sex slaves are forced to endure unspeakable acts. Now one such soul, thirteen-year-old Fig, is found with his throat cut, his tortured body tossed into the river.

Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. But the miscreant is as wily as he is monstrous, and his wealthy clients seem far beyond the reach of the law. Monk’s attempt to bring about justice becomes the first electrifying episode in a nightmare that will test his courage and integrity.

However, reinforcements are on the way. Monk’s wife, Hester, who runs a free clinic for abused women, draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause–a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless street urchin, and a rebellious society lady. To one as criminally minded as Phillips, these folks are mere mosquitoes, to be sure. But as he will soon discover, some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.

Deadly Treasure by Jillayne Clements

Title: Deadly Treasure

Author: Jillayne Clements

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville Books

Release Date: March 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599552286

Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

A treasure map. A locket. Murder. Deceit.

None of these things are on Lexi’s mind when she returns home to Park City, Utah, for her grandfather’s funeral. That is, until she stumbles across an old diary while cleaning out his attic. Soon Lexi’s head is filled with tales of hidden treasure buried deep in the mines of the Uintah Mountains.

When the diary is stolen and Lexi realizes her life is in danger, she decides to find out if the stories are true. She heads to the Uintahs in search of the secret mine, with her handsome friend Brad by her side. What they don’t know is that someone is following them, someone who will stop at nothing to get the treasure. Soon Lexi and Brad are in a fight for their lives, just as they are starting to realize that there may be more to their relationship than they originally thought.

With surprising twists around every corner, expect the unexpected in this thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and mystery.

The Thousand Eyes of Flame by Michael R. Collings

Title: Wordsmith, v2: The Thousand Eyes of Flame

Author: Michael R. Collings

Publisher: Wildside Press

Release Date: March 9, 2009

ISBN: 978-1434402813

Size: 216 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Speculative

Series: The Veil of Heaven (v1)

This is Omne, a world of perpetual clouds without metals, machines, or technology, whose people harbor the secrets of an unimaginable power that can be used for destruction–or redemption!

Wordsmith: The Veil of Heaven by Michael R. Collings

Title: Wordsmith, v.1: The Veil of Heaven

Author: Michael R. Collings

Publisher: Wildside Press

Release Date: March 5, 2009

ISBN: 978-1434402806

Size: 316 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Speculative

This is Omne, a world of perpetual clouds without metals, machines, or technology, whose people harbor the secrets of an unimaginable power that can be used for destruction–or redemption!

Counting the Cost by Liz Adair

Title: Counting the Cost

Author: Liz Adair

Publisher: Inglestone Publishing

Release Date: January 30, 2009

ISBN: 978-0977881468

Size: 335 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

For handsome, hard-riding cowboy, Heck Benham, life is as solid as the New Mexico countryside he loves as predictable as the annual spring roundup. Yet, that all changes when Mrs. Ruth Reynolds moves from back east into his homeland and into his heart.
The stark contrast in their lives is played out in a territory that is, itself, coming into its own. As Ruth and Heck face a trail of pivotal, life-changing decisions, their love is challenged at every turn. What will it cost them before they find what is most important in life?
With strong characters, true-to-life emotion, gentle humor, meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, Liz Adair paints a passionate tale of love and learning, of romance and redemption.

The Soul Alliance: The Thorn of Gooze by Charles Streams

Title: The Soul Alliance: The Thorn of Gooze

Author: Charles Streams

Publisher: Central Orb Publishing (self)

Release Date: March 11, 2009

ISBN: 978-0981881829

Size: 566 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: Respites of Power (v1)

Roger Torrents, Israel Mckinley, and the Soul Alliance are on the search for the Ancient Treasures of Chanulville that have been scattered in different ruins throughout Mexico and protected by unknown dangers. In addition to the perils they will face abroad, secret plans are afoot on the home front in Utah and Chanulville. Blaine Warnock, Claudette Alberteau, and the other ex-Chosen Ones show up in Valley View to disrupt the everyday lives of the Chosen Ones, while Lord Rayo enlists the services of Gooze, a mysterious Soul Freezer that lives in the mountains of Chanulville. Will the Soul Alliance be able to recover the Ancient Treasures to move one step closer to healing the Central Orb? And when the prick of the Thorn of Gooze is felt throughout Chanulville, will they all survive until the next spring equinox?

Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison

Title: Taken by Storm

Author: Angela Morrison

Publisher: Penguin/Razorbill

Release Date: March 5, 2009

ISBN: 978-1595142382

Size: 292 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA, Romance

Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. No sex. No dating outside the Mormon faith.

When Michael Walden—a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane—arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.

Will their intense chemistry be too strong to resist?

Leesie and Michael must make the hardest choice of their lives: whether to follow their beliefs or their hearts.

Readers will be swept away by this tale of forbidden romance told in online chats, Leesie’s chapbook poems, and Michael’s dive log. It’s as steamy as Twilight and just as clean.

Everything Is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis

Title: Everything Is Fine

Author: Ann Dee Ellis

Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers

Release Date: March 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-0316013642

Size: 160 pages, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade


Stuck at home caring for her severely depressed mother and abandoned by her father, Mazzy has only the day-to-day dramas of her neighborhood to keep her busy. But between flirting with the boy next door and worrying about the fact that she’s flat-chested, Mazzy has to face the fact that her mom is emotionally paralyzed by a family tragedy. As readers delve into the story, they’ll eventually discover what it was that tore Mazzy’s family apart, and they’ll see what it takes to put it back together.

Despite its serious subject matter, Mazzy brings humor to the trying age of adolescence and gives readers just the kind of awkward, troubled, and endearing character they will gladly embrace.

Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

Title: Amaranth Enchantment

Author: Julie Berry

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date: March 3, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599903347

Size: 320 pages, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch’s spell, avenge her parents’ death, and maybe—just maybe—capture the heart of a prince.

I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

Title: I Am Not a Serial Killer

Author: Dan Wells

Publisher: Headline

Release Date: March 5, 2009

ISBN: 978-0755348817

Size: 288 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Speculative

I Am Not a Serial Killer is the story of John Cleaver, a 15-year-old sociopath who works in a mortuary, dreams about death, and thinks he might be turning into a serial killer. He sets strict rules to keep himself “good” and “normal,” but when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it–but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

The book is currently available in the UK. It comes out in Germany this fall, and launches in the US in the Spring of 2010. You can buy it on,,, and For overseas orders I recommend, which ships for free anywhere in the world.

Kindle version of book available in US.

US edition to be published by TOR; available March 30, 2010.

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

Title: Just One Wish

Author: Janette Rallison

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Release Date: March 5, 2009

ISBN: 978-0399246180

Size: 272 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA, Romance

Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly fi nds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?

Lockdown by Traci Hunter Abramson

Title: Lockdown

Author: Tracy Hunter Abramson

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Release Date: March, 2008


Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Only twice had she set foot inside the building since the massacre. The first time had been just a month after the tragedy .. . . The second time she had returned to the scene of the crime had been two days ago when she forced herself to enter the building to check on the temporary office for the SEAL team. The counselor she had seen in the months after the shooting had encouraged her to face her fears, but now . . . Riley wasn’t sure she was ready to face them after all.

Caught up in a hostage situation that is hauntingly familiar, Riley Palmetta once more finds her life hanging in the balance. What starts out as a well-organized and highly intensive training course for the prevention of random acts of terror quickly turns into a real-life nightmare of suspense and intrigue that will test the faith and finely honed skills of Tristan Crowther and his elite group of LDS Navy SEALS. For Tristan, this is not only a race to save lives; it is a deeply personal mission that moves relentlessly toward an irreversible crisis. And life—as well as love—is on the line.

The Hunt for Dark Infinity by James Dashner

Title: The Hunt for Dark Infinity (The 13th Reality, vol 2)

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: March 4, 2009

ISBN: 978-1606410349

Size: 464 pages, hardback

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Series: The Journal of Curious Letters

It’s been a quiet summer for Tick, Paul, and Sofia, but the latest message from Master George changes everything. The Realities are in danger and from something more terrible than Mistress Jane and the mutated Chi karda of the Thirteenth Reality. People from all Realities are unexplainably going insane. Worse, some Realities are fragmenting, disintegrating into nothingness. Master George has learned that Mr. Chu from the Fourth Reality is working on a mysterious new weapon called Dark Infinity. But no one has any idea how to stop the weapon or even if it can be stopped. To make matters worse, Tick and his friends have been kidnapped, forced to wink from Reality to Reality, solving impossible riddles in order to survive the deadly traps surrounding them. Mistress Jane and Tick find themselves in a race to reach the weapon first but who will destroy it and who will become its master?

Missing Pieces by Jeni Grossman

Title: Missing Pieces

Author: Jeni Grossman

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date:

ISBN: 978-1598116434

Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

CNN reporter Dulcey Moore kisses her children goodbye and flies to the Middle East to document history in the making: the excavation of a magnificent golden goddess statue in the fallen city of Zeugma, Turkey. Yet when terrorists attack her entourage, a perilous political plot is revealed. Al Qaeda henchman Aboud is hunting the statue to fulfill an ancient prophecy that would grant the extremists ultimate power over Islam. The CIA has gone undercover in Zeugma to prevent this coup. The safety of the free world now hinges on the fate of the golden goddess-and the excavation hinges on the cooperation of Americans and Turks. With the help of native guide Asena, Dulcey navigates the power struggles and cultural clashes that arise as the dig progresses. But as tensions mount outside and inside the excavation camp, she struggles to distinguish friends from enemies. In a pulse-pounding race to secure the goddess, Dulcey learns the value of honor, family, and heritage as she risks her life to preserve her most precious treasures.

Winds of Hope by Anita Stansfield

Title: Winds of Hope

Author: Anita Stansfield

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Date: February 2009

ISBN: 978-1598117288

Size: 360 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

Series: The Sound of Rain, A Distant Thunder

When it came time for Will and Elizabeth to leave, Jayson felt like a lost child, alone and terrified. Elizabeth whispered near his ear, “I will be praying for you constantly. God will get you through this, Jayson. Nobody else can. He will give you the peace and the strength you need.” Jayson nodded but couldn’t speak. He turned and walked away, feeling as if he were about to literally descend into the depths of hell. And nobody could spare him from the inevitable consequences of the choices he’d made to bring himself to this point. Not even God could do that. With all the pain and loss he has suffered over the last twenty years, does Jayson have the courage to trust the healing power of the Atonement? To allow his spirit to be touched by a child’s testimony? To replace doubt and skepticism with love and forgiveness?

In this third chapter of the Jayson Wolfe story, best-selling LDS author Anita Stansfield once again demonstrates her profound understanding of human nature. As the resilience of family relationships are put to the ultimate test, Winds of Hope gently yet powerfully carries the reader through the pages of this exceptionally heartfelt and moving love story.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Title: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Author: Jamie Ford

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Date: January 27, 2009

ISBN: 978-0345505330

Size: 304 pages, hardcover

Genre: General, Historical

Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept.

Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago.

Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.

Torn Apart by Diony George

Title: Torn Apart

Author: Diony George

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville Books

Release Date: February 10, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59955-244-6

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

Alyson thinks her life is perfect. Hectic and tiring, of course, but no more so than any other wife and mother of four boys. But with her husband becoming increasingly distant, Alyson wonders if there s something she s doing wrong. Little does she know that the actions of someone she loves dearly are about to change her life forever.

Alyson never imagined it could happen to her, and when it did, she realized it could happen to anyone . . .

Based on a true story, Torn Apart is a heartrending inside look at how pornography can rip families apart and shatter the lives of everyone involved. This growing problem can infect any family and often goes unnoticed for years.

Full of heartache and courage, Torn Apart provides hope for those affected by pornography by showing that, through God s love, even this devastating addiction can be overcome.

Having Hope by Terri Ferran

Title: Having Hope

Author: Terri Ferran

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: February 9, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59955-233-0

Size: 282 pages, 6×9 softcover

Genre: YA

Series: Finding Faith

Kit Matthews has waited for her missionary, Adam Bridger, for two long years. Just as they are getting to know each other again, Kit experiences feelings that she cannot ignore promptings that take her halfway around the world.

Kit s soul is stirred by the plight of the orphans of Romania, and the connection she feels is compounded by her own abandonment at birth. Kit meets a charismatic Romanian medical student, Marcel, who shares her desire to help the children. When she challenges Marcel to learn about the gospel, she has no idea of the doors she s opened.

As she deals with turmoil in Romania, Kit receives disturbing news from home: Adam is involved with someone else, and her own family is disintegrating! Kit begins to fear that she will never be part of an eternal family.

Kit struggles to have hope that God is mindful of His children, especially her, and she must make a choice of creating a new life in Romania, or returning to America to pick up the pieces of her old one.