Monday, 22 September 2014

'Stone Cold Touch' by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release date: 21st October 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen
ISBN No: 978 0373211340

Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life--no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who's pretty sure things can't get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla's powers begin to evolve, and she's offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She's finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay....

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'A Sudden Light' by Garth Stein

Release date: 30th September 2014
Published by: Simon and Schuster
ISBN No: 978 0857205759

The breathtaking and long-awaited new novel from the author of 'the fable with a heart' This novel centres on four generations of a once terribly wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace; a mysterious yet majestic mansion, crumbling slowly into the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle; a love affair so powerful it reaches across the planes of existence; and a young man who simply wants his parents to once again experience the moment they fell in love, hoping that if can feel that emotion again, maybe they won't get divorced after all.

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'The Counterfeit Heiress' by Tasha Alexander

Release date: 14th October 2014
Published by: Minotaur Books 
ISBN No: 978 1250024695

Paris - the city of romance. where Lady Emily struggles to unmask a murderer amid a case of assumed identities and shadowy figures.
After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveller Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead?
As Emily and her husband try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estella Lamar in years, since her only contact has been through letters and the occasional blurry news photograph. Is she even alive? Emily's investigation of this double mystery takes her from London to Paris, where, along with their friend C├ęcile, she must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth.

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'The Tomb In Turkey' by Simon Brett

Release date: 27th November 2014
Published by: Creme de la Crime
ISBN No: 978 1780290690

Having been persuaded to join her neighbour Jude for a fortnight's holiday in a luxurious Turkish villa, Carole Seddon's sightseeing trip to nearby Pinara is curtailed by the discovery of a body in one of the ancient Lycian tombs. Who is the victim, and what is their connection with Barney Willingdon, the owner of the villa?

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

'The Royal Lacemaker' by Linda Finlay

Release date: 9th October 2014
Published by: Penguin
ISBN No: 978 1405918954

At only seventeen years old, Lily Rose scratches out a meagre living as a lace maker in Devon, responsible for her siblings following the death of their parents.
But opportunity beckons. Hundreds of miles away, in London, Queen Victoria is preparing for her wedding. She will wear the most exquisite wedding dress in history, bearing the famous Honiton lace. When Lily is asked to be one of the select few to work on this top-secret commission it is the answer to her prayers.
Lily quickly makes an impression, both as an expert seamstress and a natural leader of the women working day and night to ensure their families' survival. But there are others who want to see Lily fail, including Squire Clinsden who issues her with a terrible ultimatum - work for him, and be subject to his unwanted advances, or lose the family home.
Torn between her duty and her dreams of a better life, Lily must remember where she came from or risk losing those most important to her.

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'Mr Miracle' by Debbie Macomber

Release date: 20th November 2014
Published by: Arrow
ISBN No: 978 0099595038

Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help Addie Folsom to get her life back on track - and help her find love.
Creating a happy ending for Addie and her neighbour Erich doesn't seem like much of a challenge. But soon after arriving in the town of Tacoma, Harry realises he might need some guidance. Addie and Erich can't stand each other; growing up he was popular and outgoing, while she was rebellious and headstrong. Addie would now rather avoid Erich entirely, especially at Christmas.
Harry is going to need all the help he can get, and a bit of divine inspiration, to help Addie and Erich find their Christmas miracle.

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'The Witch With No Name' by Kim Harrison

Release date: 9th October 2014
Published by: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd
ISBN No: 978 0007555345

It's Rachel Morgan's ultimate adventure ...and anything can happen in this final book by New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison. Rachel Morgan has come a long way since her early days as an inexperienced bounty hunter. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channelled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has unexpectedly become something much more. But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. Rachel knew that this day would come -and now it is here. To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever-after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything ...

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'Christmas on the Mersey' by Annie Groves

Release date: 23rd October 2014
Published by: Harper
ISBN No: 978 0007550821

The phoney war is over and Hitler’s bombs are raining down on the city of Liverpool.
Rita Kennedy is forced to face some unpalatable truths about her husband, Charlie. But she must still play the part of dutiful wife, while her childhood sweetheart, Jack Callaghan, has shown her nothing but kindness. Can they keep a check on their emotions or will their friendship develop into something more?
For Kitty Callaghan, burying herself in her work distracts from the constant worry about her brothers. Tommy is back from his evacuee posting after falling ill, but now he faces danger in another guise. And what about Danny, always ducking and diving and up to no good? And then there’s Frank Feeny, the man she adores. Will they ever be together?
With a Christmas of rationing and ‘going without’ to look forward to, the women of Empire Street are being tested like never before. But their troubles are only just beginning…

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

'The White Queen of Middleham' by Lesley J. Nickell

Release date: 27th August 2014
Published by: Memoirs Publishing
ISBN No:  978 1861512086

For Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life.As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick's changing fortunes in the turbulent Wars of the Roses, Anne is a pawn in the dangerous games of political intrigue that she struggles to understand.The third son of the ambitious Duke of York, later King Richard III, is a hero in the eyes of the shy and bewildered Anne, and the key to her understanding of the great events happening around her. Their love, almost wrecked by the feud of York and Lancaster, culminates in great happiness and the last Plantagenet reign in England.

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'Exquisite Captive' by Heather Demetrios

Release date: 7th October 2014
Published by: Balzer and Bray
ISBN No: 978 0062318565

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Now in hiding on the dark caravan—the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters' every command—she'd give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle. Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna's revolution and Nalia's sworn enemy. He promises to release Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother. There's just one catch: for Raif's unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle . . . and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him.

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'Stray' by Elissa Sussman

Release date: 7th October 2014
Published by: Greenwillow Books
ISBN No: 978 0062274557

Stray tells the story of Aislynn, a princess who misbehaves and must give up her royal trappings and enter a life of service as a fairy godmother. Will Aislynn remain true to her vows and her royal family, and turn away from everything she longs for? Or will she stray from The Path and discover her own way? Epic, rewarding, and provocative, Stray will appeal to readers of Entwined, by Heather Dixon; to those who grew up watching the Disney princess movies; and to fans of the acclaimed musicals Into the Woods and Wicked.

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