April New Releases - and More

The Authors at Indie Author Hub released the following new books in April. Check out the section at the end for previously released books you might not have heard about.

All but two of the ebooks featured in this issue are available FREE in the Amazon subscription plan, KindleUnlimited, as indicated below.
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TruthSpell (The TruthSeer Archives Book 2)
Mike Shelton
$2.99 Kindle

FREE on KindleUnlimited

What if you knew a spell to force others to do your bidding? Would you use it?

Thrust into the role of saving the stones of power, Shaeleen is still learning how to manage the magical abilities she has been given. As the holder of a TruthStone, every lie she hears or tells causes her immense physical pain.

Sent to find Princess Diamonique to prevent a civil war, Shaeleen travels with her brother, Wizard Protector Cole, and her friend, Orin. But her journey veers off course when she discovers an evil shadow power threatening the magic of Wayland.

As Shaeleen gathers the other stones of power, she discovers a TruthSpell that can force others to tell the truth and force them to follow her will.

Will her newfound powers help her save Wayland's magic? Or will she become a monster worse than the one she is fighting against?

Read Book 2 of the TruthSeer Archives to continue a great YA fantasy adventure with powerful magic, evil wizards, and lots of exciting action.
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The Trap (Tweaks Book 5)
Terry Deighton
eBook $2.99  Paperback  $6.95 Amazon
eBook FREE on KindleUnlimited

The only time Karen Goetz feels like herself is when she projects her self out of her body.

Floating around the neighborhood at night lets her forget about Dr. Grey trying to capture her friends, having to miss most of the middle school activities, and losing her parents. Floating free brings a peace she can’t find in her physical form until she sees her neighbors’ television being carried out of their house by two men dressed in black. Without her body, she can’t do anything to stop them.

When robberies crop up all over town, the Tweaks put their genetically enhanced abilities to work to catch the crooks. Then Karen notices it’s getting harder to project, and she can’t stay “out” as long. Is she losing her ability? Are the others? Can they avoid Dr. Grey and save the town from the robbers before they have to face what is happening to them?
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Suffrage and Suitors (Cowboys & Angels Book 16)
Jo Noelle
$2.99 Kindle
FREE on KindleUnlimited


At thirty, Millie has never had a suitor, but now she has two. She’s been satisfied with keeping house for her brother, Reverend Bing, and pursuing worthy causes. Soon, the new state of Colorado will be voting on women’s suffrage. Although it’s opposed by powerful, dangerous men, Millie is determined to rally support for it in Creede.

Because his heart was wounded by a tragedy six years ago, Edwin McRae spends all his time building his business cooking meals for the growing population of mining workers—without any interest in having a wife or family. Although he’s had deep feelings for Millie, he’s pushed them aside. When Sterling McCormick begins courting her, Edwin wonders if he can put old hurts in the past and open himself to a new love or risk losing her to another man.
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A Different Kind of Hero: A Clean EPIC and URBAN FANTASY Collection
Stones of Power, by Mike Shelton
$3.99 Kindle
FREE on KindleUnlimited

Perfection is overrated.

From sweeping kingdoms to modern cities, a different kind of hero emerges. This hero must contend with dastardly villains, nefarious plots, and a harsher reality: disability.

-A musician with magical music … who has lost her sense of hearing
-A merman born without gills, who can’t walk on land or breathe underwater
-A 63-year-old shifter with chronic memory lapses
-A Valkyrie warrior with severely limited sight
-Two knights missing more than their limbs

These heroes and more await you in this exciting collection of eleven clean EPIC and URBAN fantasy stories featuring heroes with disabilities. Laugh, cheer, and cry along with our daring heroes as they defeat the villain and save the day.

This is a limited edition box set. Get it today.
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A Madness Most Discreet (Brothers Maledetti Book 4)
Nichole Van
$3.99 Kindle
FREE on KindleUnlimited

TENNYSON D'ANGELO . . .

Darkness lives within each of us. Shadows. We are each capable of great goodness and unbelievable evil. It is the duality of being human. I want to live in the light. I don’t enjoy the shadows. But I’m not sure I’ve been given a choice in the matter. The shadows own me. They dance at my edges and tangle in my light. They torment my days and make my nights an anguished hell. I simply want to be free. One way . . . or another.

They call him the Prophet. Tennyson D’Angelo, the man who can foretell the future. A modern-day oracle. And Olivia Hawking desperately needs his help. She tracks him down in Italy, begging for his assistance. She has a life-or-death problem that only a bonafide psychic can solve. But Tennyson is slowly fracturing from within, the weight of the D’Angelo curse destroying him.

Olivia and Tennyson join forces, each searching for answers. But their understanding of the D’Angelo curse keeps changing, and Time is not on their side. Even as they fall in love, Tennyson and Olivia realize they are in a race against the clock. Will they find answers in time to save themselves?
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The Pariah - Part Three: A Podcast Novel
Philip 'Norvaljoe' Carroll
$1.99 Kindle
FREE on KindleUnlimited


A Boy with a Destiny beyond his Imagination.

Keo Noshahne learns at five years of age that he is different—he will be a creature handler, a prestigious position in the kingdom of the Midlands. He grows into his destiny with confidence, though others read his self-assurance as arrogance and small town ignorance.

Each step along his journey pits him against others who may help him or push him toward his ultimate destruction.

Though Keo will do his best to stay true to his destiny he will eventually learn that it is quite different than he has grown to expect. To stay true to his destiny he must choose to become The Pariah

The Pariah: Part Three is the third installment of five novellas in a young adult epic fantasy trilogy. Each novella is the text version of five audio episodes available for free on iTunes and Stitcher.com. If you like sweet teenage love stories, magical empathic creatures, magical and political intrigue in a fantasy world, then you'll love The Pariah.

Part Three continues Keo's journey, clarifies Nit's role in the Westerlands, and introduces Crystal Spinebeck as a major competitor to Bree.
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Episode 1: A Fresh Start: The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Cassandra Jones (Southwest Cougars Year 2: Age 13)
Tamara Hart Heiner
$0.99
Kindle
https://www.amazon.com/Episode-Extraordinarily-Ordinary-Cassandra-Southwest-ebook/dp/B07BJGKSFN

Seventh grade was the year Cassandra lost it all: her crush, her social status, and her best friend.

This year she's taking it back. Starting with summer camp, where she intends to employ her new queen bee skills and become the most popular girl in the woods.

There's just one thorn in her side, and it comes in the shape of her elementary school friend: Riley. Will she shake Riley off for good or find another way to become Queen Bee?
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Now here are two books that were released last year you probably didn't hear about:

That Tender Light (An Owen Family Novella)
Marsha Ward
$0.99 Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | Apple iBooks | Smashwords 

How did the Owen Family Saga begin?

With a love story, of course, the most romantic love story of all: when Rod and Julia met.

God must have conspired with the angels to put Roderick Owen of Shenandoah County, Virginia, and Julia Helm, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the same place on one magical day in Spring, 1840. All nature paused, as though holding its breath, waiting to see what would happen.

In this short novella, acclaimed author Marsha Ward tells the story of the Owen Family origins, describing in her delicate language the tender feelings of two people who need to find each other in a very small window of time.
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Lucky in Love (Cowboys & Angels)
Jo Noelle
$2.99 Kindle
FREE on KindleUnlimited

Julianne Parker is twenty-four and ready to take her future into her own hands. Determined to succeed and escape an arranged marriage her parents are thrusting on her, she emigrates from Chicago to the new state of Colorado to establish a school in a mining boomtown. Upon arriving, she finds that her adopted hometown is not what she expected, nor is she safe.

Hugh Fontaine is poised on the cusp of achieving his every dream, provided he can win the massive fortune on the table of a poker game in Creede, Colorado. Until, through divine intervention, he’s set on a path that makes him question who he is and what he really wants. He knows for sure that he wants Julianne Parker in his life, but he’s the last thing in the world she needs.


But—what would he give to be wrong?
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That's it for this time. Happy Reading!



March New Releases

Here are book released by Indie Author Hub authors in March (and in some cases, in previous months). Enjoy!

 
Death's Assassin (Death's Queen #4)
Janeal Falor
$4.99 Amazon | Apple | B&N | Google Play | Kobo 

Struggling to live in a body that has betrayed her, Ryn refuses to give up, even if that means working alongside her sworn enemy to take down an even bigger threat. Daros was once the most hated man in Ryn’s life, but now he just may be her salvation… if she can convince him that her side is the right one.

While the First Queen invades Ryn’s thoughts and leaves havoc in her wake, there’s little room for mistakes in the fight for Ryn’s life and country. But as the crown’s enemy grows ever closer to success and targets the people Ryn loves the most, the young queen must dig deep inside herself for the strength and courage needed to win this war. Because if Ryn loses, her beloved country will be destroyed at the hands of a madwoman.
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Dragons' Trust Book 4: Tempered
Krista Wayment
$2.99 (ebook) 7.99 (paperback)  Amazon

Renick, Thane, and Lainey must face down the original enemy of the Dragon Kind. The centuries-old man who slaughtered dragons and stole their heart stones to feed his own greed for power.

Individually they lack the strength to vanquish the greatest foe they have ever faced. Together and with the added strength of old and new allies, they might just succeed. But when Renick and his friends think they have the Autarch trapped, he proves more powerful than they ever imagined. If they do not find a way to defeat him, their fate, and the fate of those that stand with them will be sealed forever.
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Lovers and Madmen
Nichole Van
$0.99  Kindle

Florence, Italy. Summer, 1982.

Judith Campbell prides herself on her level head. She’s a scientist with a ten-year plan, a well-managed bank account, and clear understanding of what she wants out of life. Currently, that means a summer of fun touring Europe with her friends. She intends to see some amazing scenery, flirt with a cute guy or two, and return home ready to settle down for good.
Falling madly in love with an Italian playboy is definitely not on her life goals to-do list. But then her eyes meet those of Cesare D’Angelo across a crowded piazza.

Cesare is everything Judith never knew she wanted. Handsome and charismatic, he challenges her assumptions and forces her to rethink her logical approach to everything. Case in point—Judith finds herself falling for him, hard and fast. Definitely not her most carefully thought-out decision.

But Cesare keeps devastating secrets that will challenge Judith’s very understanding of reality. And soon Judith finds herself facing the most difficult decision of all—

Would you still chose to love someone even if your time together would be brief? Would you accept a relationship, knowing that only heartbreak and grief awaited you in the end?
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My Vampire
Lisa Rector
$2.99  Kindle

Vampires, creatures of darkness.
Their favorite treats... storm sprites.

The blood of a storm sprite makes an intoxicating elixir for most supernatural beings, including vampires. After Killian, a reclusive vampire, comes across Sasha, a rare storm sprite, and saves her life, they develop an unlikely friendship. Because of his constant cravings for her blood, Killian keeps his distance while protecting Sasha from the supernaturals hungering for her. But as his behaviors change and he draws closer, Sasha's no longer sure of his motivations. One day his cravings will become too much. 

When a woman's brutal murder spirals a hunt for an amulet that has demonic powers, Sasha and Killian are stuck between the feuding demons and vampires who are determined to possess the amulet's secrets. Sasha must find the amulet for her protection--before she ends up on the wrong end of a demon's blade, or worse, has her throat ripped out by the vampire she calls hers.
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The Practically Romantic Groom
Maria Hoagland
$2.99  Kindle

When words don’t come easily…

Cobble Creek’s divorce attorney, Isaac Murphy, is not interested in romance. Quite the opposite, in fact. As a supportive brother for his sister raising a daughter with selective mutism, Isaac has seen enough disappointed hearts and broken marriages to know love takes more than a bouquet of roses or flowery phrases. No, Isaac is all about being pragmatic when it comes to relationships.

As the small-town florist, Brooke Holt is passionate about romance in everything from picnics to horseback riding. A closet musician, she pours her romantic dreams into writing country love songs—which she might even share someday, if she weren’t stricken with a severe case of stage fright.

When Brooke’s brother shows interest in Isaac’s sister, what starts as a friendly wager between Brooke and Isaac to prove whose way is right brings out their competitive streaks and rekindles their old high school friendship. As feelings start to turn into something more, though, expressing those feelings seems like an awfully risky gamble.
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The Combustible Engagement
Maria Hoagland
$2.99  Kindle

A Fake Engagement They Fight to Contain

To say Tess Graham has a complicated relationship with her hometown is putting it mildly. With family ties and a successful real estate business she’s built from the ground up, Tess doesn’t want to leave. Not really. She would, however, like someone to see her for who she really is rather than the overshadowed twin in one of the town’s most prominent families. If only she could make a name for herself and find her place in Cobble Creek.

When handsome wildland firefighter, Monroe Scott, comes into town and wants to buy Tess’s grandfather’s barn for his reclaimed wood business, Tess feels the tug of nostalgia she didn’t expect. How can she allow Monroe to dismantle her childhood memories board by board? But as the listing agent, how can she prevent it?

To get what they each want, Tess and Monroe enter into a very temporary, very pretend engagement. As sparks fly and tempers flare, this fake engagement ignites into something both parties fight to contain.
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Beyond the Sonnet
Stephanie Neilan
$2.99 (e-book), (print) Universal Purchase Link

When writing poetry, there are over 120 different options to consider. This reference guide can help you find a new favorite!
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Book of Mormon Cats
Stephanie Neilan and Elizabeth Neilan
$2.99 (e-book) $10.45 (print)  Amazon

Book Description:Who delivered the liahona? How did the Lamanites get drunk? What inspired the brother of Jared? Cats! See how else we served the prophets in the Book of Mormon.
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Bible Cats
Stephanie Neilan and Elizabeth Neilan
$2.99 (e-book) $10.45 (print)  Amazon

Who defended the ark? Who freed Jonah? Who filled the fishermen’s nets? Cats! See how else they served the Lord in the Old and New Testaments.
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Lies & Secrets: Three Historical Short Stories
Marsha Ward
$0.99  Kindle (Free in KindleUnlimited)

This collection contains three previously-published short stories that expand the Owen Family Universe.

Scandalous: An Owen Family Story

In the 1866 Owen Family universe, Scandalous shines a light on teen hormones run amok during a trying time in the family’s story, as it ties up a loose thread from the novel Spinster’s Folly.

Broken: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story

Broken reveals a dark corner of the Owen Family universe in 1875.

Bloodied Leather: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story

 Bloodied Leather extends the Owen Family universe into 1886.
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Until next time!

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.*
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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TruthStone
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?
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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.
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See you next time!