February New Releases

Hello! The Authors of Indie Author Hub have several interesting books that were published in February to tell you about this month.

Ned's Choice: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story
Marsha Ward
$0.99 Kindle Nook Kobo iBooks/iTunes Smashwords

Ned Heizer has just released his betrothed from her promise to marry him. He knows she’s in good hands that are not his own.

But if he carries out his intention to backtrack their trail, to ride toward Ratón Pass where he last saw the Mormon wagon party, he’ll be leaving behind his brother and his friends to go in search of an unknown future.

Is he mistaken in his belief that Maggie Julander is the girl for him? If the feeling like lightning that passed between them is any indication, he’s on the right road, unless she didn’t have the same experience.

A Shenandoah Neighbors Story that puts Ned in a situation where he must make an informed choice and take risks for his hope of happiness.

*Mormon religious beliefs play a large part in this story.*

Against the Magic
Donna K. Weaver
$3.99 Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited

Reese Hamilton has big plans to help make the world a better place and a new job lined up to help her do it. Before starting work, she heads to England for a Regency immersive experience. She doesn’t expect her best friend to invite her heart-destroying brother to join them, and two years hasn't been long enough for Reese to forget him. Then fae magic rips them back to 1850. It’s a time when women have few rights. It’s also a time when a determined woman could make a difference, with the right man at her side. Reese finds she must make a choice between two men and two times.

Jem Taylor messed up big when he walked away from Reese to pursue his dream job. He hasn’t been able to forget her and jumps at his sister’s invitation. Suddenly hurtled into Victorian England, he has the chance to woo Reese again. But to do it, he’ll have to fight the magic that brought her to that time—and an Earl with the means to keep her there.

Dark Mirror Image
Anna del C. Dye
$2.99 Kindle

King Keban didn’t realize that gazing upon Princess Arianne was punishable by death. Saldil was the kingdom that piqued his curiosity, and the sole reason he had accepted this visit. Her brother, the king, gave him another option—Now he will return home to Perjha with the princess as his wife. He wonders at the turn of events, but only for a small moment. After staying there for a night, filled with hair-curling cries and dreadful noises coming from her brother’s chamber, he could never leave her in that place…not even for his kingdom.

Arianne liked King Keban the moment their eyes met. She is no longer so sure when her brother announces that Keban demanded to marry her, or he would attack Saldil. Who is this man with two faces? And why won’t he tell anyone that they are married? She will have to keep both eyes on this king and this most unusual arrangement.

P.S. I Love You
Jo Noelle
$3.99 Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited

Cora Rey wanted a fresh start in life, but being thrown back in time to 1850 isn’t how she expected to do that. She discovers that Victorian England isn't the pleasant social whirl Jane Austen led her to believe, but when in Rome—or in this case Twickenham. . . .  She’s determined to have the vacation of a lifetime, especially in the company of a certain duke.

Simon Tuttle never expected to become the duke of Hertfordshire, never wanted it, but now he is, and eligible women seeking a title consider him the next trophy to be taken in the marriage mart. A union of convenience is the most he hopes for due to the shame-filled secret he bears—until he meets Cora. Now, he imagines that a love match could be possible after all. Hiding his secret from society has been easy—hiding it from Cora proves impossible. Can Cora love a man like him despite learning the truth?

Kisses With KC
Jo Noelle
$2.99 Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited

As a result of mounting numbers of homesteaders abandoning Creede, Colorado, Eliza Turley suspects foul play. She’s worried for her friends and family if the real reason people are missing isn’t solved. She sends a letter requesting a detective come look into the strange disappearances. She hadn’t thought an agent would respond so quickly. The last thing Eliza is looking for is love. That’s when it ambushes her and knocks her from her horse.

Because lawlessness is rampant in the newly settled west, KC Murray became an agent of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. He lives a solitary life, but a satisfying one, apprehending criminals in the Rocky Mountain region. In Creede, he disguises his identity, pretending to be a newcomer, looking to settle there. He knows better than to get personally involved with anyone because the results are deadly—they have been before. That vow is hard to keep when he meets Eliza and untangles a plot that threatens her home and her life.

Mike Shelton
$2.99 Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited

One little lie won’t hurt, will it?

When fifteen year old Shaeleen unexpectedly is given a TruthStone, every lie she hears or tells causes her immense physical pain. As she struggles to control her new power and curb the pain, she learns a powerful truth that could thrust an entire continent into civil war. She must choose: reveal the truth and stop the pain – or sacrifice her own well-being to protect her kingdom.

For two hundred years the five kingdoms of Wayland have been protected by the stones of power. Now those stones are failing and a darker power is trying to take control. With the help of her brother, Cole and a newfound friend, Orin, Shaeleen sets out to gather and restore the power of all the stones.

But will she succeed before the endless lies destroy her?

Not In The Plans, In The Garden Book #3
Heather Tullis
$3.99 Universal link to Nook, iTunes, Kobo, and All Amazon sites

Adelyn is an expert at planning and making lists--including one with the required qualities for the perfect man. This mythical specimen, unfortunately, seems harder to find with every passing year. She tells herself she's not picky, she's discerning, but sometimes it's hard to be sure.

Her best friend's older brother, Jason, has been slowly falling in love with Adelyn since returning from his final deployment with the Army more than a year earlier, but she sees him only as a buddy. So how does he get her to see that he is the perfect man she describes on her list? It's time Adelyn took another solid look at her plans.

See you next time!

December and January New Releases

Lightning Struck
Nichole Van
$3.99 Amazon

Chiara doesn’t like Jack. Jack doesn’t like Chiara. 
The story should end there. 
Except . . . maybe Chiara finds herself daydreaming far too often about Jack. And maybe Jack finds Chiara aggravating in an adorable sorta way.
Maybe Jack and Chiara find themselves falling in love.
The problem, of course, remains. 
Jack is a ghost.
And Chiara is not. 

Jack Knight-Snow has had a bad year for losing things. So far he has lost a ship full of ancient treasure, his family, his friends, his title, his lands and money, his fiancé, the century into which he was born . . . oh, and his physical body. Worse, feisty Chiara D’Angelo might just finish the job and make him lose his mind. 

For her part, Chiara simply wants to help Jack get his body back and move on with his life. She doesn’t want to like his snarky humor or his gorgeous eyes or the way he accepts her exactly as she is. She’s a hot mess when it comes to romantic relationships. Case in point . . . she’s developing feelings for a ghost. 

But tackling the problem of Jack’s ghostliness is not straightforward. Soon, Jack and Chiara find themselves embroiled in a mystery which creates more questions about the D’Angelo brothers’ gifts of Second Sight. Set against the backdrop of Tuscany, Italy, Jack and Chiara race to uncover answers about the past before becoming history themselves.

Though the third book in the Brothers Maledetti series, Lightning Struck is a full-length, standalone novel.

 The Apple Pie Prize: An Owen Family Story
Marsha Ward

No one in Shenandoah County would say Rod Owen lacked vigor.
The evidence is clear, with six young’uns running around the farm and his wife Julia about to call in the midwife again.
A pie crust and a small boy with a sack of dead squirrels can be vexing impediments when such a man wants a little kissin' in the kitchen.
The Apple Pie Prize is a short story packed with insights into early times at the Owen Family farm.
Broken: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story
Marsha Ward

Rida Owen didn’t know married life on the Colorado frontier could be so difficult. Nothing in her Catholic upbringing prepared her for long, lonely nights when her husband, Bert, goes drinking. And womanizing. And then comes home to beat her.
Her mother-in-law thinks she’s stuck up when she doesn’t participate in the homestead wash day. Rida only wants to hide her bruises and preserve her marriage.
Then a neighbor from her past stops to say hello and reveals a secret of his own.
A Shenandoah Neighbors story that illuminates a dark corner of the Owen Family universe.

The Billionaire's Stray Heart 
Rachelle J. Christensen
$2.99 Amazon FREE in KU

Jordan Burke, billionaire owner of Burke Enterprises doesn’t have time to date. His sister thinks it’s time for him to find love and sets him up with her best friend, but Jordan can’t leave his work behind. After the disastrous date, a stray puppy saves his life, and Jordan meets a woman who makes him rethink his priorities.

Madison is attracted to Jordan from their first meeting but wary of his billionaire status. Despite her fears, she can’t ignore the pounding of her heart and the sparks flying between them or the tender way Jordan has with his new puppy.

Jordan starts to change his life to make room for the woman he loves, but when a business opportunity comes his way, will he be able to keep his resolve or will his heart stray again?

Burke Billionaire Romance Series (Each book in this clean and wholesome series can be read as a stand alone)

#1 Hawaiian Masquerade
#2 The Billionaire's Stray Heart

October & November New Releases

Hush, Now Forget
by Mary Gray & Cammie Larson
$2.99 Amazon

For fans of the CW's Supernatural...

No one will tell Eva and Frost the truth about the Blurred Ones. Not their hunter friend, and definitely not the parentals. Maybe it’s because Frost spent time in a psychiatric ward and Eva never ceases to think with her hormones. So, when the girls see an opportunity to meet Albert Knox, the most infamous Blurred One of all, they lie about their true plans and head out on their field trip to San Antonio. 

When the sisters get to town, though, a ghost woman keeps attacking them in their hotel room, and they end up getting one of their classmates killed. Eva thinks she can use her feminine wiles to woo Knox, but he has a couple of more minions than they thought—and she ends up getting tossed through the window. If the sisters and their newfound hunter friends don’t take down Knox soon, he’ll permanently attach himself to Eva in a binding ritual.

Swing Vote, Safe Harbors #3
by Donna K. Weaver
$3.99 Amazon

An IED blew up more than Marc North's career as a Cobra pilot—it shattered his plans for marriage. After being dumped by his girlfriend and spending more than a year in rehab, all he wants is to fly again. He jumps at the chance to partner with a combat buddy in a helicopter sightseeing business. Now in a boomtown in southern Utah, Marc gets caught up with local politics. And the local election official.

At work, McKenzie Terkildsen struggles to keep control of a dangerously contentious election. At home, she shares the challenge of raising younger half-brothers with her older step-brother. He complicates things by inviting a Marine buddy to stay with them while the two build a business together. As a council member takes liberty with facts and stirs the already caustic election brew, the last thing McKenzie needs is one more guy messing up her life—or her heart.

How to Fetch a Fiance
by Rachelle J. Christensen
$2.99 Amazon 

Hurt and broken-hearted after a painful divorce, Audrey Blair picks up and moves to Nashville looking for a fresh start. Her faithful German Shepherd, Duke, helps Audrey and her two daughters settle in while Audrey focuses on her work as a vocal coach. Even though she’s currently at odds with her faith, Audrey takes a chance and applies for work at a Christian music label. She’s not looking for a relationship, but a game of fetch changes everything when her dog runs into Troy Jackson.

Troy, the billionaire owner of Arise Music, is too handsome, too busy and too haunted by his past for a relationship. He’s intrigued with the new vocal coach who plays a dangerous game of fetch. Her musical abilities draw out a song that’s long been silent within him.

Taken in by Troy’s kindness and chocolate brown eyes, Audrey’s heart shifts and she decides to give him a chance. Chasing fireflies with Troy changes the way she looks at the handsome billionaire and her heart feels like it’s finally on the mend.

Troy finds himself falling in love with Audrey, but when the truth about his past comes to light, will Audrey’s faith be lost forever? With their love on the line, Troy is willing to accept help from anyone—even Audrey’s dog, but it might require more than just a game of fetch to win her over. 

Second Chance Kisses
by Rachelle J. Christensen, Cami Checketts, Heather Tullis, Lucy McConnell, Janette Rallison
$4.99 Amazon 

Do you remember your first love? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a second chance to follow your heart? In this collection of novellas written by award-winning and bestselling authors, come home to Echo Ridge as summer winds down and hearts once broken and lost are given one more chance, a second chance to love.

The Other Santa...A Christmas Miracle
by Anna del C. Dye
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For a girl of twenty, Angieline is uncommonly wise. Perhaps losing her mother at five years old shaped her this way. Though, the presence of her forty-three-year-old tutor and the secrets they share could be closer to the truth. She and Mario, her tutor/adopted father, have been in many towns in the USA. Though their strange deeds could make them targets for unscrupulous people, they keep going, even if it leads to the end to their undertakings.
When James, the reporter, appears in their lives, right before Christmas, their secrets become hard to keep and their lies threaten to catch up with them. Torn between duty and love, she will have to make peace with her heart. Though her choice could break not only her and his heart but also the hearts of her tutor and the children's orphanage that desperately needs a miracle for Christmas.

The Girl by the River
by Joyce DiPastena
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Seven years before Robert and Marguerite fell in love in The Lady and the Minstrel, they had a brief, fateful encounter at a river’s edge. Now you can read exactly how that scene unfolded in The Girl By the River.

With only the clothes on his back and a few belongings, lowly serf Robert tries to escape from the lord who would have him killed, but he doesn't get far before he's trapped between the river's edge and a pack of hounds hot on his trail. Robert's only hope is to swim across the river, but the water will destroy his most precious possession. Can he risk losing his life to protect the one thing he prizes most? Frozen with indecision, with time running out, he stumbles across a ten-year-old girl also hiding among the reeds. Can the child help him, or will he die protecting her as well?

Mended by Moonlight: A Shenandoah Neighbors Novella
by Marsha Ward
$3.99 Amazon

A grief-stricken young Confederate widow, Ella Ruth Owen only wants to hide at home and wait to die. Her parents need her to make a pretty appearance in Yankee social circles so her father can recover his business interests. They pressure her to abandon black mourning clothing and make conciliatory visits with her mother to Yankee woman newly arrived in Charlottesville with their carpet-bagger husbands.
Physician and surgeon Alexander Marshall carries deep guilt that he was away at war tending wounded soldiers when his fiancée died of a fever. Lacking a future, it doesn't matter to him that the army sends him to the hinterlands of Virginia to work at a new hospital.
Ella Ruth's arguments with her parents bring on debilitating headaches. Momma arranges for her to be seen by a physician at the new hospital--dismissing the fact that it's a convalescence facility for Union soldiers.

The appearance in his office of a haunted young woman banishes Alex's lethargy. Her claim of surgical experience shocks and intrigues him. How best can he cure her headaches? Can he figure out a way to use her skills? Will Ella Ruth's resistance to a growing attraction to the doctor ever soften? That cannot happen until she is Mended by Moonlight.

Waiting on Waylon
by Jo Noelle
$2.99 Amazon 

New York City After rejecting the unwanted advances of her boss, Vivian Leete loses her job as a seamstress and is kicked out of the boardinghouse above the shop during a snowstorm. With no family or friends to turn to, she takes the only chance she sees to survive and heads west to Colorado as a mail-order bride. When her prospective husband doesn’t show up to get her, she goes home with Seffi Morgan, the matriarch of a prosperous cattle ranch.

December 1891

Topaz, Colorado

Waylon Morgan vows never to saddle a wife with his private disgrace, but to stop his mother's matchmaking, he tells her he’s ordering a bride. After a week of driving cattle, he returns home to find that his mother has hired Miss Leete to help her care for the ranch house. Miss Leete is just the kind of beautiful he desires, and he fights the attraction growing between them though she seems willing to give him her heart.

 The Cowboys & Angels series is a collection of companion stories, each with its own plot as a stand alone book, but all sharing the Old West location of Creede, Colorado.