Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.

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Title: Everneath

Author: Brodi Ashton

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Release Date: January 24, 2012

ISBN: 978-0062071132

Size: 384 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: YA Paranormal

The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith by Joanna Brooks

Every Mormon girl has a story to tell.

This groundbreaking memoir brings you into one of America’s most fascinating but least understood religious traditions. With humor, tenderness, and honesty, The Book of Mormon Girl reveals what it’s like to grow up in a world where angels stand at our bedsides and ancestors know our names, where Coca-Cola is forbidden fruit and Marie Osmond is a style icon.

This is a story about leaving behind the innocence of childhood belief and embracing the complications and heartbreaks that come to every adult life of faith.

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Title: The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith

Author: Joanna Brooks

Publisher: Queen Bee Press

Release Date: January 22, 2012

ISBN: 978-0615593449

Size: 216 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Memoir

Ambush by Obert Skye

Things are strange in the town of Kingsplot. The usually sleepy town is experiencing things it just can’t explain. Plants are vandalizing the museum, buildings are being torn apart at night, and the minds of residents are growing foggy and confused.

In the Pillage manor above the town, Beck s life is unraveling as well. The girl he cares for has had enough, his father is in the hospital, and the madness that has poisoned Beck’s ancestors is beginning to infect his own thoughts.

There’s also the matter of the manor. Behind its walls and floors are more surprises, including an elevator that’s been walled up for years.

Furthermore, in order to save his father, Beck must plant the final dragon stone, which brings to life much more than he expected. Not just one dragon appears, but three—the king and two wicked guardians.

Beck’s new desire to pillage is in stark contrast to the rightful task he knows he must perform—a task that will put an end to the dragons once and for all. Of course, even the best-laid plans can fall apart beneath the surprise of an ambush.

This final book in the Pillagy series takes Beck, Kate, and Wyatt through their most dangerous adventure ever.

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Title: Ambush

Author: Obert Skye

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: January 24, 2012

ISBN: 978-1609088910

Size: 320 pages, 5×7, hardback

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

The Pillagy: Pillage (#1), Choke (#2)

Lovers In Enemy Territory by Rebecca Winters

Coastal Commander Jeffrey Norwood and his squadrons are fighting the war against the Nazis in the skies over the Pyrenees mountains.

Sister Catherine is doing her part for England helping take care of shell-shocked children.

Little Michael Norwood has lost his mother during the London bombings. When he becomes seriously ill, these two people are at his bedside, and thus begins one of the great love stories of the war.

Will she leave the sisterhood to marry him? All seems lost when she’s sent to Spain where the Nazi’s are hunting for her. Worse, the Commander’s plane goes down during a violent thunder storm, presumably to his death. Miguel, the Basque doctor, has pledged to help the RAF, but he doesn’t count on falling in love with Sister Catherine.

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Title: Lovers In Enemy Territory

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Self

Release Date: January 25, 2012

Size: eBook; approx 90,162 words

Genre: Romance

Albrek’s Tomb by M.L. Forman

Two thousand years ago, the dwarf Albrek went looking for new mines in the land of Thraxon in the hopes of becoming rich. No one knows if he ever succeeded, though, as all trace of Albrek and his followers simply vanished from history. Now, however, the dwarves must find the magical talisman that Albrek carried with him before their mines run dry, which would threaten the livelihood of the entire dwarf realm. And so the newly named wizard Alexander Taylor joins a familiar company of adventurers on a quest to discover what happened to Albrek, find his mythical tomb, and locate the lost talisman.

Discovering Albrek’s fate, however, may be the least of the adventurers’ problems when they cross paths with an ancient, wandering paladin who has a taste for confrontation and a paranoid belief that some great evil is working in all of the known lands. Alex and his friends must travel through the shadow of an empty oracle’s tower, where a whispered legend is about to come true, and strike out for the distant parts of Thraxon that are only spoken of in old tales and half-forgotten myths. Join Alex and his brave companions on an adventure that will test their courage beyond their limits.

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Title: Albrek’s Tomb (Adventurer’s Wanted, Book 3)

Author: M.L. Forman

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: January 24, 2012

ISBN: 978-609088927

Size: 448 pages, 6×8, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Series: Slathbog’s Gold (bk 1), The Horn of Moran (bk 2)

Out of the Picture and Into the Picture by Ilyan Kei Lavanway


One thing leads to another as we weave our lives into the tapestry of eternity. An actual event inspires a painting, which in turn inspires a story, which in turn inspires a sequel involving another painting. Paintings have two sides. One of those sides is not the back of the canvas.

Worlds overlap. Time shifts. Space twists. Experience the adventures of an aging pilot overtaken by a strange storm. Within the storm, he is miraculously reunited with his father. Getting home is not as simple as flying back the way he came. Enter an unusual forest with this pilot after a harrowing landing. Walk with him through a vortex that provides his only escape from an environment that appears to be swallowing him. His only way out is in. Come face to face with a spooky historical figure. Learn the origins of legendary creatures. Discover the name of a class of worlds you’ve never considered. Will this pilot ever make it home? Find out. Read Out of the Picture and Into the Picture, today. Don’t wait another minute. A minute may not be what you think it is.

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Title: Out of the Picture and Into the Picture

Author: Ilyan Kei Lavanway and Victor G. La Van Way

Publisher: Self

Release Date: January 23, 2012

ISBN: 978-0-9768004-6-0

Size: eBook; 64 pages (Print version available in June)

Genre: Speculative Short Stories

Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children—the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten–a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders—the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship’s colony.

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Title: Shadows in Flight (Ender’s Shadow Series #5)

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: January 17, 2012

ISBN: 978-0765332004

Size: 240 pages, 6×8, hardcover

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Ender’s Shadow (bk 1), Shadow of the Hegemon (bk 2), Shadow Puppets (bk 3), Shadow of the Giant (bk 4)

Scent of Betrayal by Rebecca Winters

Flashpoint is the lowest temperature at which a flammable liquid like essential jasmine oil will give off enough vapor to ignite when exposed to flame.

The two heads of the fabulous Ferrier perfuming family of Provence, France, fall in love with the same woman. She’s the unexpected essential oil, setting cousin against cousin in a triangle of explosive love that reaches flashpoint to change the chemistry of their lives.

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Title: Scent of Betrayal

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Self

Release Date: January 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4658-9161-7

Size: eBook; approx 79,800 words

Genre: Romance

Closing Circles by R.B. Scott

New York journalist Jedediah Pratt Russell is the victim of an inexplicable divorce. A loving father, a dutiful bread-winner, a sensitive lover—he thought he’d given Sarah everything. Jed finally abides Sarah’s insistence on psychiatric help, hoping it will mend whatever’s broken between them.

Instead, his experience with Dr. Irving “Quack Quack” Rosenbaum prompts Jed to seriously pursue the autobiographical novel that’s been gnawing at him for years, and through it to confront all the simmering issues that plague his life: his bond with his father-in-law Old ROT, a former OSS operative suffering from a mysterious disease; his record-setting missionary work and love-hate relationship with Church doctrine; a secret tryst with an old flame right up to her marriage to Jed’s distant cousin; his fascination with marriage and polygamy both in his ancestral line and the present.

With the confidence of Rebe, the “way, way too young” assistant to Quack Quack, Jed finds himself spinning toward the Mormon heritage he’d left behind decades ago, and into the heart of Utah, where the many open circles in Jed’s life converge in startling ways. Unabashed, heartfelt, and brutally open, Closing Circles is Jed’s exploration of obsessions, fantasies, family history, and Mormonism—an exploration that will make him reconsider everything he’s ever believed about marriage, divorce, faith, and himself.

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Title: Closing Circles: Trapped in the Everlasting Mormon Moment

Author: R.B. Scott

Publisher: Gray Dog Press

Release Date: January 19, 2012

ISBN: 978-1936178490

Size: 380 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

Old Maid of Honor by Heather Horrocks

Part-time clown Amelia White has a detailed list of traits and accomplishments that make for her perfect man and she won’t marry anyone lacking even one of them.

Perhaps that’s why she’s nearly thirty and still unmarried.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride seems to apply to both her and her roommate, until Stacy announces her upcoming and unexpected wedding.

Now Amelia is feeling like an Old Maid of honor.

When she is introduced to Ben Adams and begins to spend time with him, she is delighted to check off all the items on her list and believes he might just be The One. As she falls in love, she learns she has assumed a great deal and Ben is not the man she thought he was. But, even so, could he prove to be the perfect man for her?

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Title: Old Maid of Honor

Author: Heather Horrocks

Publisher: Word Garden Press

Release Date: January 11, 2012


Size: eBook; print version available soon

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Black Magic Academy by Emily Martha Sorensen

Mildred doesn’t like black magic.  But her mother was once valedictorian of Black Magic Academy, so her aunts insist she needs to follow in her footsteps and become one too.

Mildred doesn’t want to be part of the popular crowd.  Nor does she care about her “death-enemy.”  And she certainly has no interest in murderous spells.  But if the teachers catch on that she’s actually a good witch . . . well, they don’t react well to that kind of ignominy.

What’s the only good witch in a school of wicked witches to do?

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Title: Black Magic Academy

Author: Emily Martha Sorensen

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: January 13, 2012

ISBN: 978-1468081497

Size: 150 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Dangerous Favor by Joyce DiPastena

Her father has been accused of stealing from the king, an allegation that has reduced her family to poverty. She has one chance to find and marry a man who can help her prove her father’s innocence. Lord Therri, heir to a rich barony, has the wealth and connections Mathilde needs to delve into the mysteries of her father’s past. Furthermore, Therri embodies all her romantic dreams.

Etienne, the younger son of a disgraced family, has neither wealth nor connections, but is smitten with Mathilde at a glance. She finds the knight intriguing, but believes he is only out to seduce her. While she seeks for a way to win Therri’s attention, Etienne tricks her into granting him her favor, an embroidered white ribbon, for a tournament, setting in motion a dangerous chain reaction of events. Can Etienne save Mathilde from a nightmare from her past and prove himself the true hero of her dreams?

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Title: Dangerous Favor 

Author: Joyce DiPastena

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press

Release Date: January 17, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599928067

Size: 372 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

In the Twilight by Fiauna Lund

What if your entire town had a secret and it was your job to keep that secret safe?

Fourteen-year-old Avril Holly lives in a world full of secrets: not only is she half faery, sprouting wings at twilight, but suddenly she also has the ability to read minds. When she is attacked while walking home alone in her otherwise peaceful community, she learns that she must use her mind-reading powers to protect her people from the curious and sometimes dangerous human beings around them.

When she discovers that Vestyn, her best friend’s suddenly crush-worthy brother, helped save her from the attacker, what started out as childhood friendship takes on new depth, growing into a budding romance. Though she worries their telepathic connection will ruin their blossoming relationship, Avril must learn to work with Vestyn to keep their community safe and their faery heritage a secret.

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Title: In the Twilight (The Sprightling Diaries, Book 1)

Author: Fiauna Lund

Publisher: Shady Hill Press

Release Date: January 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1890718770

Size: 196 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade/YA Fantasy

Gallagher’s Pride by MK McClintock

Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn’t know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher, and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family.

As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time-he didn’t need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn’t need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.

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Title: Gallagher’s Pride

Author: MK McClintock

Publisher: Trappers Peak Publishing

Release Date: January 2, 2012

ISBN: 978-1456346812

Size: 218 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Historical Western Romance

Shear Luck by Heather Justesen

Chelsea Robison has never forgotten the older boy next door whom she crushed on as a teen, so when she runs into him at the restaurant he’s preparing to open, it’s a delightful shock. And learning he’s available again is more than a little tantalizing.

Vaughn Krenshaw had never seen his neighbor as more than a nice kid—but Chelsea had definitely grown up in the decade since they saw each other last. He’s attracted to the feisty red head, but still struggles over his wife’s death the previous year. And then there’s his five-year-old daughter, Molly, who really liked Chelsea—until she realized the woman was dating her dad.

As Chelsea starts to wonder if their love for each other will be enough to make things work, a specter from Vaughn’s past rises, making her question whether she really knew him at all.

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Title: Shear Luck

Author: Heather Justesen

Publisher: Jelly Bean Press

Release Date: January 11, 2012

Size: ebook; novella approx. 29,900 words

Genre: Romance

Of Grace and Chocolate by Krista Lynne Jensen

If someone told Jillian Parish moving on is easy, she would argue that it depends on what someone is leaving behind, and how much chocolate is available.

Jill has worked hard to build up a life far different than the one scarred by her mother’s alcohol abuse. She works at a busy publishing house, is writing the novel of a lifetime, and goes home alone every day to a little dog, a spotless apartment, and a piece of 70% cacao and sugar. But in one day, Jill’s phone is stolen, she is tackled by a childhood love who has no idea who she is, and finds her long-lost sister on her front doorstep. In two days, Jill’s carefully controlled world is turned upside-down. In three days, she wonders if chocolate will ever be enough again.

When Scott Gentry moves to the city of Portland, Oregon and spots Jillian at church, he learns her reputation as a lost cause. But something compels him to get Sister Parish’s attention, no matter how difficult that may prove. As Scott stumbles, crashes, and falls into Jill’s guarded world, he finds himself with more attention than he bargained for, and more willing to do anything he can for the woman who is not made of stone, but of strength.

Grace brings Jill and Scott together, but can grace erase the past, or save the abandoned hearts left in its wake?

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Title: Of Grace and Chocolate

Author: Krista Lynne Jensen

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: January 6, 2012

ISBN: 978–1-60861-865-1

Size: 208 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

Venom by K.C. Grant

Samantha Evans is determined to make a name for herself in the cutthroat world of advertising. Newly hired by a prestigious ad agency, she volunteers to work on location in Mexico City as a personal assistant to the beautiful and driven creative director Katrina Edwards. At first the association seems promising. But Ms. Edwards seems preoccupied in a way that makes Samantha increasingly uneasy. In fact, many in the group seem like they are not being completely open about the project including David Ayala, the mysterious and moody photographer for whose attention the two women find themselves competing.
After several strange accidents and numerous appearances by an unknown man, Samantha discovers the truth: not everyone on the team is in Mexico to create a stellar advertising pitch. When her sleuthing leads to her abduction, she is brought to the pyramids of Teotihuacán and comes face-to-face with the venomous evil of the South American crime boss known as “The Serpent.” Now Samantha must not only fight for her life, but she must also discover if she can trust the man she’s come to love.

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Title: Venom

Author: K.C. Grant

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: January 6, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-60861-142-3

Size: 216 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Insanity by Aaron Jordan

Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

As the nation’s most brilliant students race to find a cure for human insanity, John Turner stumbles upon the sinister plot that has ensnared the minds of millions, rendering them docile and unable to resist commands.

Caught between the grim realities of two worlds, John must choose his battles carefully, or risk putting himself and his loved ones in an assassin’s crosshairs.

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Title: Insanity

Author: Aaron Jordan

Publisher: Sweetwater (CFI)

Release Date: January 8, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559186

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Friends & Foes by Sarah M. Eden

After five years of tracking and capturing spies on English soil, Philip Jonquil, Earl of Lampton, is in pursuit of his last quarry. But at a traveler’s inn, he encounters an unexpected and far more maddening foe: Sorrel Kendrick, a young lady who is strikingly pretty, shockingly outspoken, and entirely unimpressed with him.

Indeed, Sorrel cannot believe the nerve of  this gentleman, who rudely accuses her of theft and insults her feminine dignity. Doubly annoyed when they both end up at a party hosted by mutual friends, Philip and Sorrel privately declare war on one another. But Philip’s tactics, which range from flirting to indifference, soon backfire as he finds himself reluctantly enjoying Sorrel’s company; and, much to her dismay, Sorrel finds Philip’s odd manner to be increasingly endearing.

In the midst of this waning war and growing attraction, Philip catches wind of the French spy he’s been tracking, and Sorrel inadvertently stumbles upona crucial piece of the puzzle, making her indispensable to the mission. But can two proud hearts negotiate a cease fire when cooperation matters most?

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Title: Friends & Foes

Author: Sarah M. Eden

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: January 6, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-60861-376-2

Size: 288 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Baby Mine by Heather Horrocks

A Novel of Three Mothers & One Baby

How many lives can be affected by one child’s birth?

Unmarried teenager Kim Sonkens doesn’t want the baby she’s carrying. Her mother doesn’t want her to give it up. Melody Farr is willing to go through any medical procedure, no matter how painful, to have a child of her own.

During the months to follow, all three women will be tested beyond what they feel they can endure.

Their three lives now depend on the decisions of a teenager. But no matter what Kim chooses, they’ll all have to find their own path to happiness.

This book is a touching story of choices we all have to make, some of them heart-breaking and some of them bringing great joy.


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Title: Baby Mine

Author: Heather Horrocks

Publisher: Word Garden Press

Release Date: January 5, 2012


Size: 200 pages, eBook; print coming soon

Genre: Women’s/General

The SEAL’s Promise by Rebecca Winters

Private Investigator Chaz Roylance lives by a code of honor: always be the protector, always tell the truth and never get involved with a client. But from the moment he meets Lacey Pomeroy, the former navy SEAL knows he’s in deep. With death threats aimed at her and her three-year-old daughter, Lacey needs the P.I.’s protection…not romance.

Faking a whirlwind engagement to draw the stalker out only confuses their arrangement. How can Chaz resist such an intriguing woman and the red-haired angel who calls him her hero? Together, Chaz and Lacey set out to unmask the threat. But when an identity’s revealed, will their pretend family become real…or will the fantasy be torn apart?

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Title: The SEAL’s Promise

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: January 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-0373753918

Size: 224 pages, 4×6, mass market paperback

Genre: Romance

Secrets After Dark by Marie Higgins

Hannah Forester is determined to find her father’s killer, but is shocked to discover the one man who can help her is not completely human. Forced to work with the mysterious Morgan Thornton to break the curse that turns him into a wolf whenever he desires a woman, Hannah stumbles across dangerous secrets surrounding the manor and Morgan’s family. In search for the truth, Hannah finds not only her father’s killer, but also a hidden strength and the only man she could ever give her heart to.

Morgan Thornton is determined to protect Hannah from his family secrets, but he can’t stop wanting to hold her and become a man again instead of the beast the witch’s curse turned him into. Now the witch wants Hannah because of what she knows, and Morgan will do anything to save her, even if it means destroying the witch and condemning himself to live with the curse forever. Morgan discovers more than just the answers to his family’s secrets … he finds true love.

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Title: Secrets After Dark

Author: Marie Higgins

Publisher: Walnut Springs

Release Date: January 6, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599928050

Size: 265 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

The Serpent in the Glass by D.M. Andrews

On his eleventh birthday Thomas Farrell is informed that the deceased father he never knew has provided for his education at Darkledun Manor, a school for gifted children. Thomas, however, feels he’s just an ordinary boy, but Darkledun Manor proves to be anything but an ordinary school…

In this work of children’s fiction the reader is transported into a world of myth as the young protagonist, Thomas Farrell, seeks to understand who his mysterious father was, and why he left him a strange glass orb containing a serpent. As the story progresses, Thomas and his friends become increasing caught up in a world they never knew existed – a world beyond the standing stones.

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Title: The Serpent in the Glass

Author: D.M. Andrews

Publisher: Self

Release Date: January 5, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4710-4266-9

Size: 232 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

No Escape by Anna Jones Buttimore

Hoping to escape his grief over the loss of his beautiful wife Heather, Michael Boyd leaves behind his New York precinct and his gun to embark on a police-exchange program. As a police officer in rural North Wales, he is struck by the tenacity and resourcefulness of Catrin Pritchard, a single mother with a frightening past. It appears that her brother Seth is involved in drug dealing and something much bigger.

After Seth’s sudden death, Michael is forced to overcome Catrin’s hostility and her wariness to trust anyone, especially a man. Michael vows to protect her and her young daughter from the unknown assailants trying to silence them, and he and Catrin must decipher the meaning of the mysterious code etched on the back of a valuable oil painting.

As the threats and terror escalate, Michael finds himself betrayed by those closest to him even the Heather he remembers and realizes Catrin was right not to trust anyone. But when they find themselves trapped in an underground cave with the tide rising, one of those people is their only hope for escape.

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Title: No Escape

Author: Anna Jones Buttimore

Publisher: Walnut Springs

Release Date: January 2012

ISBN: 978-1599928043

Size: 259 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Suspense