I’m not sure how many writer’s groups across the globe can say this, but we have had no less than 10 published books/book sets released in 2015 already. It’s February. And there’s only 12 of us.
Granted, 6 of those have come from one author (I know, right?) – but it’s still a huge achievement for our group. And there are more launches coming this year.
I’m going to spotlight all the releases here so you can see the big mix of genres and audiences we enjoy in our group.
Book: Summer Star by Lisa Swallow
Genre: Contemporary romance 18+
Blurb: The latest book from the best selling Blue Phoenix rock romance series.
Summer Star is a companion novella to Summer Sky, a retelling of Part One from Dylan’s point of view. Summer Sky is currently FREE (this post published Feb 16 2015).
“I love the world we’re in, where you’ll always be my summer Sky. I could live here forever.”
Dylan Morgan has lived and breathed his life as lead singer of Blue Phoenix for eight years and now it’s suffocating him. On the verge of a breakdown, he cuts off his signature long-hair and walks away from the band.
Returning to a place from his childhood, Dylan’s life collides with Sky Davis, the girl who doesn’t know or care who he is. Usually girls fall at his feet in a star-struck heap, so Dylan is intrigued by and attracted to the girl who’d rather read about hot guys in books than succumb to his charms.
What follows is an unsuccessful battle to keep his rock star ego under control and his hands off Sky. The harder Sky fights her attraction to him, the harder Dylan tries to get her attention. But a girl like Sky needs more than a smouldering look and a bacon sandwich to win her over.
Dylan and Sky find themselves lost together in the fantasy of a holiday romance by the sea, but the reality of who Dylan is threatens to break the illusion at any moment.
This companion novella to Summer Sky is a RETELLING of part one the book from Dylan’s point of view. Summer Sky MUST be read first.
Available on iBooks, Nook and Kobo in the next few days
Genre: Contemporary romance
Blurb: Abbie Bennet is a twenty year old bookworm who considers herself well-balanced and sensible. Her heart and intuition agree on most things and she has no intention of upsetting this for anyone. When she ventures out of her comfort zone to join her friends at a local bar, her balance is knocked way off course by a stranger who is everything her mother, and intuition, have warned her about…
Buy links: http://tinyurl.com/n4j5gyz
Genre: Paranormal Romance Thriller 18+
Blurb: After being kidnapped by the Chicago Heart Ripper, Finn O’Flaherty is his only surviving victim. Rescued by her brother, Finn suffers heartache in the aftermath as she struggles to come to terms with what happened and battles the amnesia that prevents her from identifying the serial killer.
Caleb Sheppard is determined to protect Finn out of respect and a sense of duty towards his friend’s younger sister. He suspects there is more to the prolific serial killer than meets the eye, and one question haunts him: Why was Finn kept and not killed? It’s a race against time to retrieve Finn’s memories, keep her out of the Ripper’s clutches, and discover the secrets of his identity.
What Finn doesn’t realize, is that Caleb and his family are hiding secrets of their own – some of which Finn may not be able to accept.
Genre: Romantic suspense 15+
Blurb: Five years ago, Nathan’s world came crashing down. The witness protection program stole the woman he loved and now he’s lost everything – including hope that she’s still alive. His security job is a daily reminder of the girl he failed to protect, dragging him deeper into despair.
Forced to assume the identity of a dead girl, Caitlin struggles to rise from the ruins of the life she lost. A career change summons her home, but Perth isn’t the safe haven it seems. Someone is hunting her – one of her kidnappers, a long-lost relative or another terrorist with an axe to grind?
When nightmares from their past threaten to engulf Nathan and Caitlin, can a broken hero and a girl living another woman’s afterlife finally fight their way free?
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1120981204…
Genre: Paranormal romance/satire 15+
Blurb: When the Lord of Hell’s nemesis Persephone disappears, Luce returns to power as the HELL Corporation’s sexy CEO. With Mel at his side, he’s certain he’s in Heaven. If only she’d agree to get down and dirty on his desk.
Mel takes the hunt for Persephone across the globe from Australia to London to Japan. Can she find the half-angel and thwart a nuclear attack? Or will Luce’s devilish ways drive the world to war?
Only Heaven knows.
This is the fourth book in the Mel Goes to Hell series.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/…/to-hell…/1121100888…
(releasing on February 19th)
Genre: Paranormal romance/satire 15+
Blurb: Can’t tell an angel from a demon? Want to know more about supernatural beings? Ever wonder why Lilith’s so interested in children? Or how many levels there are in Hell?
Look no further!
This is Melody Angel’s guide to some of the immortals found on Earth and in Heaven and Hell, with concise descriptions of their history and the realms they reside in.
A companion guide to Demelza Carlton’s Mel Goes to Hell series.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/…/melody…/1121132878…
**Demelza has also released some box sets of her novellas and series.
And don’t forget my book, The Seventh, which released in January.
We are a truly productive writing group!