Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. Are you a fan of New Adult fiction and/or romance? I am and I’m always on the look-out for authors in this particular genre. Here are the most recent I discovered over on Prolific Works:
Unleash by Lauren Harris
Orphaned. Hunted. Pissed as hell.
Helena Martin doesn't know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. It's not the price she expected for escaping magical slavery, nor is the unstable power now pulsing in her veins.
Caught between her former master's hunters and the Guild Sorcerers determined to kill them, she finds a safe haven at a dog rescue willing to take in a different kind of stray. But Helena's newly-unleashed power is a beacon for her enemies. And they're threatening the first place she's ever thought of as home.
From the Ashes by C.M. Valencourt
Hunter and Derek are at a fork in the road…
At their friend Justin's funeral, once-best-friends Derek and Hunter meet again almost four years after their monumental falling out. Hunter kissed Derek, and Derek freaked out and chose a college on the other side of the country.
If they had a choice, both of them would walk away and never see the other again. Except Justin has given them a mission: an epic road trip to scatter his ashes all over the Midwest, complete with cryptic notes, new friends, and a whole lot of sexual tension. Can Derek and Hunter finish Justin's road trip without ripping each other's heads—or clothes—off?
This is a free preview of the novel containing the first three chapters
A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson
I know what you did last summer.
Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.
Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.
House of Guardians: Paranormal Romance - Sons of the Olympian Gods (The Ambrosia Trilogy Book 1) by Beatrice Sand
A compelling story line, a trilogy, good characters, demigods, mystery, naked wrestling, a handsome hero and gorgeous heroine, mythology, romance, and suspense. All a girl needs?
When 17-year-old Laurel Harper decides to go live with her estranged father and stepfamily, she’s unaware of the fact that her fate was already sealed the day she was born. It’s not until she meets the proud and mysterious Sam Laurens that she feels something strange is going on. When she learns the dark truth about her destiny, a destiny that has her giving birth to a demigod, she wants to run and hide, but soon realizes that there is no hiding from fate. Sam may be the only one who can help her escape her destiny.
REBEL Boss by Jessa Wayne
"Nashville's Most-Eligible Bachelor" - that's what all of the magazines are saying about me.
My recording studio is one of the most successful on Music Row, and my nightclub is one of this city's most popular venues. And that's exactly how I intend to keep both of them.
Now my main nightclub competitor is starting to create problems for me.
But I have a plan.
Nashville has always been my dream city. Singing has always been my passion. Now I'm trying to join them in perfect harmony.
I'm hoping that my new serving job at Bourbon Guitar will help me get "connected" in this town.
I'm just not so sure about the extra work the bar manager is offering me.
Will Travis go through with his plan to keep his nightclub on top, or will he risk his business for love?
Hex Ed: Womby's School for Wayward Witches by Sarina Dorie
Like most twenty-one-year-olds who grew up reading the Harry Potter Series, Clarissa has always dreamed of escaping her mundane life by being invited to a magical school where good triumphs over evil . . . and schools don’t suffer from budget cuts. When Clarissa learns she is descended from a powerful sorceress, she would do anything to find the magical world where she knows she belongs.
Only, the witches don’t want her because her mother pulled a Wicked Witch of the West move on everyone. To make matters worse, a gang of evil Fae wants to enslave her. Clarissa must prove to the Witchkin that the bad apple falls farther from the tree that they’d guessed.
If she can do this, then maybe, just maybe her dreams will come true and she’ll land that job teaching the dark arts and crafts.
Kingdom of Ash & Soot (Book 1 of The Order of the Crystal Daggers) by C. S. Johnson
For the last ten years, nineteen-year-old Eleanora Svobodová has worked as a servant in her stepmother's household. Along with her older brother, she dreams of the day they will be free to live life on their own terms.
But everything changes when their estranged grandmother comes to Prague on behalf of Queen Victoria. Throughout Bohemia, a string of murders and secret whispers hint at a larger coup. As the leader of the Order of the Crystal Daggers, an ancient order of spies and soldiers that protect kingdoms and their rulers, Lady Penelope is determined to mete out the perpetrators. Now, Eleanora must make the choice between a life of intrigue and saving the lives of others.
Can Eleanora find a way do the right thing and still find freedom?
The Mirror by Max Sparrow
People love success. It is the trademark upon which modern nations are built. I was given this American dream on a silver platter, but in my case, fame and fortune did not suit me. While many people relish in the idea of becoming well known in society, rich, or famous; from an early age, problems arose that would not only devastate my personal relationships but lead me to a life that I no longer wanted to live…
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