WOUNDED AT WORK by Mitzi Pool Bridges
Contemporary Romance / Released Aug 20
FBI Agent Matthew Montgomery is handed a serial killer case on the same day his worthless cousin files suit for half of the sizable Montgomery Trust. His brothers, fellow retired SEALs, dig in to help find the proof needed to thwart Matt’s cousin. Ex-Army Carrie Sullivan is a PI in the brothers’ investigative firm. She goes undercover in a missing woman case that collides with the one Matt is investigating. He wants her to back off, as she fits the profile of the serial killer’s victims. Somehow, their feelings for each other have changed from friendship to something more intense, but they have to get past obstacles, real and imagined, as they find themselves falling in love amidst a storm of evil. When Carrie is taken, she wonders if she will survive long enough to overcome the wide divide between their backgrounds to make a life together, and Matt is determined to do everything in his power to give them a chance to try
WAITING FOR THE LAIRD By Willa Blair
Spicy Contemporary Light Paranormal Romance / Released October 19 by The Wild Rose Press
Widow Lara MacLaren hungers for the hunky architect she hires to restore her derelict Scottish manor, but is she ready for a relationship…and is Ian ready for her twins?
Ian Paterson is eager to awaken Lara’s passionate side. Yet, if he reveals his ancestral claim to her estate, he risks losing her and his job. His clan’s history, lost over the years, may be hidden in the walls—along with a ghost waiting for the laird’s return.
When they uncover a room full of Jacobite treasure, proof of his ancestry, Ian realizes he’s out of time. If the ghost is real, it could expose his secret and destroy his romance with Lara. Ian must convince her she and her twins are the future he truly wants.”
HAUNTING HIGHLAND HOUSE By Kathryn Hills
Spicy Fantasy Romance / Time Travel / Released October 19 by The Wild Rose Press
Living in a haunted house and uncovering a gateway in time were not in the job description when Samantha Merrill agreed to be the property manager of Highland House. Old photos of the reclusive master of the manor captivate her, yet she’s terrified when he appears out of nowhere. How can Robert Pennington be making love to her by the parlor fireplace when he died over a century ago?
Robert Pennington is a powerful industrialist charged with caring for an ailing father, a meddling mother, and two wayward siblings. Weary of his burdens, he longs for change. Is he ready for a woman from the future?
Author Bio: The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for Kathryn’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts…all sparks for her imagination. To learn more about this “hauntingly romantic” author visit www.kathrynhills.com.
RED CURTAINS By Leanna Sain
Mild Romantic Mystery / Released Sept 30 by The Wild Rose Press
Cleo Davis, a senior art major at the Savannah College of Art and Design, needs a model for her art project or she’s not going to graduate. Lily Telfair-Gordon, a homeless woman who has witnessed a murder and discovered a bag of counterfeit money in the garbage, needs someone to trust who can help her. Jonas Holmes, a reporter for the local paper, is trying to find out why bodies of homeless men keep showing up in the Savannah River. The unlikely trio find each other, but will they find the answers they need before it’s too late?
STUMBLE STONES: A Novel By Marilyn Baron
Spicy Romantic Suspense / Released Aug 19 by The Wild Rose Press
Stumble Stones: A Novel by Marilyn Baron is a multilayered, dark and humorous Romancing the Stone-style suspense about a cache of priceless diamonds hidden in World War II that sparks a hasty wedding on the high seas and a dangerous chase through Europe that holds the key to an unsolved mystery and a promise of lost love.
Release date August 19, 2016, by The Wild Rose Press in print and ebook. www.marilynbaron.com
FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN / The Novels of Ravenwood, Book One
By Judith Sterling
Historical Romance / Released Sept 30 by The Wild Rose Press
How eager would the bridegroom be if he knew he could never bed the bride?
Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep is prepared to give Sir William l’Orage land, wealth, and her hand in marriage. But her virginity? Not unless he loves her. The curse that claimed her mother is clear: unless a Ravenwood heir is conceived in love, the mother will die in childbirth. Emma is determined to dodge the curse. Then William arrives, brandishing raw sensuality which dares her to explore her own.
William the Storm isn’t a man to be gainsaid. He’ll give her protection, loyalty, and as much tenderness as he can muster. But malignant memories quell the mere thought of love. To him, the curse is codswallop. He plans a seduction to breach Emma’s fears and raze her objections. What follows is a test of wills and an affirmation of the power of love.
Judith Sterling is a pseudonym for Judith Marshall, whose nonfiction books My Conversations with Angels and Past Lives, Present Stories have been translated into multiple languages. She has an MA in linguistics and a BA in history, with a minor in British Studies. Born in that sauna called Florida, she craved cooler climes, and once the travel bug bit, she lived in England, Scotland, Sweden, Wisconsin, Virginia, and on the island of Nantucket. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and their identical twin sons.
ASCENSION by Gregory Dowling / Historical thriller / Released Sept 13, 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books
The setting, Venice 1759, and the animated protagonist, tour guild Alvise Marangon, make for an incredibly intriguing start to this original series.
When a young tour guide offers to help an English Grand Tourist, little does he know that it will lead to his being embroiled in blackmail and conspiracy. To add to his woes, he is them forcibly recruited into the city’s powerful secret service to investigate a murder case. A reluctant spy he may be, but he is a gifted one.
Amidst the world of gambling dens and courtesans, something momentous is being planned for the Feast of the Ascension, Venice’s most important and spectacular holiday, and it seems that only Alvise can prevent the day turning into bloody mayhem.
GREGORY DOWLING grew up in Bristol before studying English at Christ Church, Oxford. He moved to Venice in 1981, where he is Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’Foscari University of Venice. He has published four novels, co-edited two anthologies of poetry, and written various non-fiction books and academic articles on Italian, British and American literature.