Saturday, 22 November 2014

'Chaos' by Lanie Bross

Release date: 27th January 2015
Published by: Delacorte Press
ISBN No: 978 0385742849

They kissed only once—and it was electric, like the air before a storm. But Corinthe, a Fate from another world, and Lucas, a teenage boy from California, broke the rules of the universe, and learned too late that their love would have consequences. In the dizzying aftermath, Luc refuses to accept his destiny—not if it means a life without Corinthe. As a fire rages through the Crossroads that connect worlds, Luc must find a way to turn back time and save Corinthe. 

Meanwhile, Luc’s party-loving younger sister, Jasmine, starts to realize that things are not as they seem when time begins stuttering, sending her everyday life in San Francisco spinning into chaos. She’s thrown into the path of Ford, a troubled soul with a secret past, who helps her unravel the mysterious threads that connect them all.

Two breathtaking romances interweave across time in this story of what lies on the other side of Fate, as both Jas and Luc discover the incredible lengths they will go to for love.

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'Maggie' by Marie Maxwell

Release date: 30th January 2015
Published by: Severn House Publishers Ltd.
ISBN No: 978 0727884763

A gripping saga, richly evocative of the period, featuring the gutsy and determined Maggie, who struggles to deal with her lot in life…
As the only child of loving, affluent parents, Maggie Wheaton's life is near perfect. Well brought up in the close-knit village of Melton in Cambridgeshire, she had grown into a beautiful young woman who is confident, bright and popular.
But in 1962, days after her sixteenth birthday her idyllic life is shattered when a disastrous car accident kills both her parents. Already engulfed in grief Maggie then suffers the ultimate betrayal when she learns a life-changing family secret.
Maggie has no choice but to go and live with her appointed guardian, Ruby Riordan and her family in the seaside town of Southend. Struggling with the loss of her parents she sets out on a deliberate path of self-destruction and goes increasingly off the rails.
She pushes Ruby to the brink and when she finally snaps, Maggie runs away to London to seek fame and fortune as a singer. But life in the city is not what Maggie thought it would be and she quickly finds herself caught up in a seedy and dangerous world of deception.
Can she extract herself from the situation or will she have to depend on Ruby and Johnnie to find her in time?

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'The Final Minute' by Simon Kernick

Release date: 15th January 2015
Published by: Century
ISBN No: 978 1780890777

It’s night, and I’m in a strange house.
The lights are on, and and I’m standing outside a half-open door.
Feeling a terrible sense of foreboding I walk slowly inside.
And then I see her.
A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed.
She’s dead. There’s blood everywhere.
And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me …’
A traumatic car-crash. A man with no memory, haunted by nightmares.
When the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable, Matt Barron is forced to turn to the one person who can help.
Ex Met cop, turned private detective, Tina Boyd.
Soon they are both on the run .….

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'Night Broken' by Patricia Briggs

Release date: 27th January 2015
Published by: Orbit
ISBN No: 978 0356501550

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam's ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam won't turn away a person in need, but with Christy holed up in Adam's house, Mercy can't shake the feeling that something isn't right.
Soon, Mercy learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and will anything to get him, including turning Adam's pack against Mercy.
On top of this, there's an even more dangerous threat circling. Christy's ex is more than a bad man - in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies pile up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her world apart.

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'The Forgotten Holocaust' by Scott Mariani

Release date: 29th January 2015
Published by: Avon
ISBN No: 978 0007486175

A lost, aimless and hard-drinking Ben Hope has wandered back to his old haunt in Ireland. The ex-SAS soldier is searching for peace, but trouble soon appears when Kirsten Hall, a young journalist, is brutally murdered right in front of him. Unable to prevent it, Ben is driven by guilt to hunt down the killers. All he has to go on is a handful of clues from Kirsten’s research – but how can the journals of Lady Stamford, the wife of an English lord during the time of the Irish Great Famine, have put Kirsten in mortal danger?
Ben’s quest for the truth leads him across the world and finally to Oklahoma, USA, where a deadly secret awaits. What connects the journals, a wealthy American politician and an intrigue surrounding the Irish famine?
What Ben uncovers is a shocking historical conspiracy linked to the deaths of some two million people: a veritable holocaust that time has all but forgotten. Those who are still profiting from the lies and corruption of the time, and who are ready to kill anyone to protect their secret, are about to pay . . .

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'The Unimaginable' by Dina Silver

Release date: 1st December 2014
Published by: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN No: 978 1477824962

From the author of One Pink Line comes a story about letting go of the past and finding bravery in the depths of fear. Set on the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand and the rough waters of the Indian Ocean,The Unimaginable paints a vivid portrait of a young woman on a journey to find herself—and her harrowing fight for survival.
After twenty-eight years of playing by the rules, Jessica Gregory moves from her small Indiana town to Phuket, Thailand. But her new found routine is upended with the arrival of Grant Flynn, a captivating, elusive man who is sailing around the world while trying to move on from a past tragedy. Jessica volunteers to help crew Grant’s boat, Imagine, on a passage across the Indian Ocean and finds herself falling in love with him as the voyage gets underway. But when disaster strikes, Jessica must summon her courage as the crew is confronted by unspeakable terrors—and, aboard a boat named for such promise, comes the unimaginable.

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

'The Conspiracy of Us' by Maggie Hall

Release date:13th January 2015
Published by: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN No:978 0399166501

Avery West's new found family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.

To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family--but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she's falling in love with. 

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'Chaos of the Senses' by Ahlem Mosteghanemi

Release date: 15th January 2015
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN No: 978 1408857281

In the midst of the Algerian civil war, Hayat is a young novelist trapped in a loveless marriage. While her husband, a high-ranking officer, preoccupies himself with politics, Hayat finds freedom from her highly regimented life in the world of her writing. There she weaves a passionate story for her characters.
But the line between fiction and reality blurs when she falls for a man who seems to have walked straight out of the pages of her notebook, a man who seduces her, instead of her heroine, with his silence.
As love on paper becomes a forbidden love lived out in the dark corners of a broken city, Hayat's country convulses with political upheaval. In a place where those who dare to write the truth are made to pay a heavy price, she and her characters will discover that no one can truly be the author of their own destiny.

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'Not Forgetting The Whale' by John Ironmonger

Release date: 12th February 2015
Published by: W and N
ISBN No: 978 0297872030

When a young man washes up, naked, on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, he is quickly rescued by the villagers. From the retired village doctor and the schoolteacher, to the beachcomber and the owner of the local bar, the priest's wife and the romantic novelist, they take this lost soul into their midst. But what the villagers don't know is that Joe Haak has fled the City of London fearing a worldwide collapse of civilisation, a collapse forecast by Cassie, a computer program he designed.
But is the end of the world really nigh? Can Joe convince the village to seal itself off from the outside world?
And what of the whale that lurks in the bay?
Intimate, funny and deeply moving, Not Forgetting the Whale is the story of a man on a journey to find a place he can call home.

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'The Mime Order' by Samantha Shannon

Release date: 27th January 2015
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN No: 978 1408857397

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London...
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.
Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.

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'Steadfast Heart' by Tracie Peterson

Release date: 6th February 2015
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
ISBN No: 978 0764213014

Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious despite her spoiled upbringing. Her deepest desire at the age of twenty is to find true love. However, her father believes she's wasted enough time searching for a suitable husband, and he wants to marry her off to one of his business partners thirty-seven-year-old James Rybus. But the idea of marriage to a man so much older is out of the question for Lenore. Meanwhile, Kolbein Booth, a lawyer from Chicago, arrives in Seattle looking for his headstrong sister who he believes may have answered an advertisement for mail-order brides. Sick with worry, he storms the Madison Bridal School, demanding to see his sister, only to learn she isn't there. But Lenore Fulcher is, and something about her captures his attention. Is this the man Lenore has been searching for? She may not have long to find out...

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