Monday, January 13, 2014

New Additions in Adult Fiction

Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee
The Weekday Brides Series Book # 2

Carter Billings:
With sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter could have any woman he wants. When he makes his bid for governor of California, he knows he must settle down and become a family man. His choice for a running mate between the sheets: matchmaker Eliza Havens.

Eliza Havens:
Eliza’s happy that her best friend has a wealthy, adoring husband. It’s the husband’s best friend — sexy, dashing Carter Billings — that drives her crazy. No man has ever squabbled with Eliza this much…or made her heart race this fast. Matching couples is how she earns a living, but long-held secrets mean getting married isn’t an option. Until now.

For more information on Catherine Bybee and her latest works visit her website.

Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee
The Weekday Brides Series Book # 1

Blake Harrison:
Rich, titled, and charming…and in need of a wife by Wednesday. Blake turns to Sam Elliot, who isn’t the businessman he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, beautiful and feisty with a voice men call 1-900 numbers to hear.

Samantha Elliot:
Owner of matchmaking firm Alliance and not on the marital menu…that is, until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. And there’s nothing indecent about this proposal. The money will really help with her family’s medical bills. All Samantha will need to do is keep her attraction to her new husband to herself and avoid his bed.

But Blake’s toe-curling kisses and sexy charm prove too difficult for Sam to resist. It was a marriage contract that planned for everything…except falling in love.

For more information on Catherine Bybee and her latest works visit her website.
Fiance by Friday by Catherine Bybee
The Weekday Brides Series Book # 3

Gwen Harrison:
The beautiful, high-born daughter of an English duke came to America to take over her sister-in-law’s matchmaking business. But just because she’s the boss doesn’t mean she can’t fantasize about making her own perfect match with bodyguard Neil MacBain. Will the enigmatic man who haunts her dreams cost her more than she bargained for?

Neil MacBain:
The retired Marine can’t deny the effect blue-blooded Gwen has on his troubled soul or his battle-hardened body. But as a client, Gwen is off-limits—until a threat from Neil’s past returns…and Gwen is caught in the crossfire. Now to keep her safe he will risk it all: his career, his life…and his heart.

For more information on Catherine Bybee and her latest works visit her website.
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him.

But when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston island, Texas – a thousand miles from home – she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her. The island is remote, the weather sweltering, and Oscar's little boy Andre is grieving hard for his lost mother. And though Oscar tries to please his new wife, the secrets of the past sit uncomfortably between them.

Meanwhile for Nan Ogden, Oscar's housekeeper, Catherine's sudden arrival has come as a great shock. For not only did she promise Oscar's first wife that she would be the one to take care of little Andre, but she has feelings for Oscar which she is struggling to suppress. And when the worst storm in a generation descends, the women will find themselves tested as never before...

For more information on Ann Weisgarber and her latest works visit her website.

Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Kate and Annalise Series Book # 1

Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously in a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. 

When she flees Texas for the Caribbean, Katie escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked Bloody Mary habit, but she trades one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos. She’s bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she’s as much a danger to herself as the island’s bad guys are. 

As the worst of her worlds collide, Katie drags herself back to the courthouse to defend her new friend Ava, an island local accused of stabbing the senator she’s been sleeping with.

For more information on Pamela Fagan Hutchins and her latest works visit her website.
Bells of Lowell by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
Bells of Lowell Series Book # 1 - 3

Includes: Daughters of the Loom, A Fragile Design, and These Tangled Threads.

As the Industrial Revoltion sweeps across the land, three adventuresome women will be transformed when they become "mill girls" 

Daughter of the Loom--Forced to work in the mill as her only means of survival, Lilly Armbruster is deeply resentful of the powerful mill owners she believes forced her father's premature death. Lily is torn, however, when she discovers her one-time betrothed is one with the "lords of the loom." With her heart conflicted, Lilly's faith will be put to the test.

A Fragile Design--Fleeing the life of the Shakers, Arabella Newberry finds a taste of freedom working in the mills. But her greatest desire is for true equality for all mill girls, which puts her at odds with the dashing Taylor Manning. When several girls go missing, will she endanger more than her heart?

These Tangled Threads--Daughtie Winfield is outspoken in her support for the mill girls struggling for better working conditions and the immigrants on the other side of town. Dissention and upheaval threaten the future of the textile industry, but it is her growing friendship with Liam Donahue, a local artisan, that plays havoc with the love she yearns for.

For more information on Tracie Peterson and her latest works visit her website.