Family By Design by Heather Justesen

Tucker’s on his way to the biggest challenge of his life. Rena already has it all—except a family of her own. But neither one expected their friendship would take such a dramatic turn.

When Tucker becomes the guardian of his newly orphaned niece and nephew, he knows he can’t handle them alone, not when he might be shipped out with the Marines at any moment. Desperate, he turns to Rena for a major favor. His marriage proposal would give her everything she wants, but can she learn to live without the romance she’s always dreamed of?

As time, prayer, and a life-changing kiss work a little magic in her heart, Rena wonders if someone up there has a plan for her that’s better than anything she could’ve come up with on her own. And though it seems crazy at first, this could become her chance for a marriage that will last for eternity.

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Title: Family By Design

Author: Heather Justesen

Publisher: Sweetwater (CFI)

Release Date: January 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559209

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

Gift of Magic by Lynn Kurland

Sarah of Doìre knows the pattern of spells is no accident. With each page, each powerful rune, she and Ruith are being led somewhere, to someone-but by whom, she cannot tell. Sarah’s gift of sight only allows her to see the spells themselves, not the person behind them.

A reluctant sorcerer still learning to trust his own magic, Ruithneadh of Ceangail knows he’s woefully unprepared for the adversaries they’ll face. But he and Sarah must collect and destroy his father Gair’s spells soon. Many mages seek their power, and in the wrong hands, Gair’s magic would plunge the Nine Kingdoms into an eternity of darkness.

But as they pursue the final spells-acquiring strange companions, welcome allies, and unexpected foes along the way-Sarah and Ruith realize that their true quest has only just begun. The real enemy is closer, darker, and more power hungry than they ever imagined; and until he is defeated, the fate of the Nine Kingdoms hangs in dire peril.

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Title: Gift of Magic (The Nine Kingdoms #6)

Author: Lynn Kurland

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Release Date: January 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-0425245200

Size: 320 pages, 5.5×8, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Star of the Morning (bk1), The Mage’s Daughter (bk2),  Princess of the Sword (bk3), A Tapestry of Spells (bk 4), Spellweaver (bk 5)

Enduring Light by Carla Kelly

It’s a harsh world on the Double Tipi. Does a wife fit in?

Julia Darling is finally able to marry Paul Otto for eternity. But it’s a harsh world for a rancher in turn-of-the-century Wyoming, especially a Mormon rancher.

When alienation and threats begin, Julia must prove she’s her husband’s equal in strength and endurance as she learns to let go of scars on the outside and inside.

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Title: Enduring Light

Author: Carla Kelly

Publisher: Bonneville (CFI)

Release Date: January 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559841

Size: 392 pages, 4.25×7, paperback

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Borrowed Light

Profound River by John Gubbins

A fisherman.

A wild boar hunter.

A Catholic nun.

Did a nun really invent the first flies for fly-fishing?


Dame Juliana Berners was a remarkable woman: devout catholic nun and the credited inventor of fly-fishing. From boar-hunting on horseback with nothing but a spear to facing off with greedy priests determined to further impoverish her convent and family of faithful sisters, Dame Juliana’s story will surprise and inspire you.

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Title: Profound River

Author: John Gubbins

Publisher: Sweetwater (Cedar Fort)

Release Date: January 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559339

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: Historical; fictionalized account of a true story.

Scent of a Witch by Bri Clark

Maeve da Paer has lived her life free from the restrictions of the world of sorcery and the Board of Witchery hidden behind the combined protection of her grandparents powerful clan magic—and a lie. Although her life has not been worry free, it is when all that desperation and grief cause her to cast her most powerful spell ever…a spell that will end the pain before it begins on the powerful All Hallows Eve.

Fionn Hughes, an immortal tracker, former heir to a powerful clan of time warlocks is on a mission to restore his honor—instead he finds Maeve da Paer. Following the scent of Gardenias and Honey Suckle, he discovers the last Scent Witch. It’s only after she almost takes off his ear that something more stirs, eventually changing his mission from one of duty to one of need.

What will Fionn do when he finds out Maeve plans to cancel out her own existence? Will he be strong enough to stop her?

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Title: Scent of a Witch (novelette)

Author: Bri Clark

Publisher: Astraea Press

Release Date: October 27, 2011


Size: 85 pages, ebook

Genre: Paranormal

Breathe Again by Bonnie R. Paulson

Maggie Lachlan is struggling to get over the death of her husband. After being overcome by emotion during a shift in the E.R., she’s suspended indefinitely. Making things worse, she needs a place to stay after the quick sale of the house she shared with her late husband.

Fortunately, her friend Ryan Stewart offers her a room while she gets her life in order, much to the chagrin of his brother and housemate, Brodan Steele. Brodan doesn’t want to like Maggie, not when he knows Ryan has feelings for her too. But it’s hard to deny the attraction he feels for her when she’s sleeping under the same roof.

Being so close to Brodan awakens something in Maggie, something she never felt during her marriage. But as long as she’s haunted by the past, she can’t open herself up to the future…

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Title: Breathe Again

Author: Bonnie R. Paulson

Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date: August 22, 2011


Size: 161 pages, ebook

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Galdoni by Cheree Alsop

“This is the Arena, and here we live to die.”

These are the words carved into a holding cell where genetically-altered gladiators, the winged humans called Galdoni, are trained to fight. Kale, rescued by three high school students and nursed back from the brink of death, is given the chance to experience life as a human.

When the other Galdoni are threatened, he has to use what he learned in the world outside the Academy to face the Arena and return to the human girl he loves.

Dark and exciting, Galdoni pushes the boundaries of love in a world of violence.

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Title: Galdoni

Author: Cheree Alsop

Publisher: Self

Release Date: December 16, 2011


Size: 183 pages, eBook

Genre: YA Paranormal