Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. Autumn is almost here, what with September 1 being tomorrow, so I thought it would be fun to explore new authors and books. The genres vary but each story is filled with intriguing characters and an engrossing read.
Rain on a Tin Roof by Suzanne Cass
A city girl lost in the mountains and her reluctant rescuer will have to survive a deadly blizzard if they’re to find what they’ve both been looking for all along.
While out on a short ride city girl, Lana falls from her horse and is knocked unconscious. A large search is organised, but a wild storm is on the way and they’re no closer to finding her.
The last thing Dusty needs is to help search for a missing woman, he’s too busy keeping his struggling farm afloat. Reluctantly, he joins the search and finds Lana dazed and suffering from hypothermia. With the blizzard on the way, he takes her to a tiny hut in the mountains where they can ride out the storm.
What they find out about each other as they spend the night together will shock them both.
The Heights of Perdition by C. S. Johnson
Aeris St. Cloud wants nothing more than to win her father's love and the acceptance of her family unit by joining the Military Academy at New Hope. But after she is captured by the fearsome space pirate, Captain Chainsword, Aerie is certain falling in love with her nation's arch enemy is the last possible way to earn their esteem.
Driven by vengeance, Exton Shepherd circles the war-torn world in his pirated starship, the Perdition, he only sees his father's ghost looming around every corner. When Aerie unexpectedly tumbles into his life, he finds he cannot trust her, anymore than he can ignore her.
But when the war ascends to the heights of the Perdition, Aerie's loyalty, and Exton's heart, are put to the test. Will love be enough to save them - and others - from certain destruction?
First Package Causes Grief by Mary Abshire
Life is peachy keen for Daisy Warren. Having dropped out of college, she decides to relax until her time comes to take over the family antique business. But when her eighty-nine-year-old great-grandmother, Lily, is kidnapped for a sacred artifact she took from the shop, Daisy learns the truth about the family profession. In a race against time, Daisy must find Lily and the priceless package while keeping the rest of the family in the dark about the relic and kidnapping. In less than twelve hours, Daisy’s life changes in ways she’d never imagined.
The Disappeared (Short Story) by Irving Belateche
Robert Grayson was becoming invisible. There was no doubt about it. And it made sense if you took a second to think about it. Robert was an average guy with an average job in an average American suburb. Invisibility was bound to happen. So the question wasn't why was he becoming invisible, it was were there other invisible people out there, too?
"Like the great Ray Bradbury, Belateche invents a world much like yours and mine but with that one twist that makes it different." -- A. Silver
The Siren by Breanna Hayse
Every little girl dreams of being a mermaid- but what happens when a freak accident actually turns you into the closest thing?
Sam is a beautiful, brilliant and very unique young woman. Not only does she have the privilege of being the youngest known Special Ops officer in the Corps, but an unfortunate accident during a dive in the Marinas Trench leaves her permanently amphibious! Her new found ocean freedom, combined with her unique ability with ocean mammals and an overtly defiant and somewhat reckless nature, wreaks havoc on her very loving, but very strict family. Desparate to keep her safe, the three resort to old-fashioned military discipline.
Love, laughter, duty and obedience frames Sam’s life and, despite a constant sore backside, she couldn’t be happier.
Change by Melissa Stevens
A rattlesnake bite.
A moment of panic.
Everything changed in the blink of an eye.
Nickie learns the hard way, not only do shapeshifters exist, but she is one.
Now she’s learning to deal with increased speed, strength and healing and at the same time, thinking she's losing her mind because suddenly, she can hear things. To add to her challenge, she’s learning that people she thought she knew have secrets she never imagined.
Can Nickie navigate all these changes alone or will help come from an unexpected ally?
Never Gonna Be the Same by Gomer Joseph
One family secret tore them apart.
Eighteen-year-old Chris Charles just discovered a fact about his family after his high school graduation, which turned his whole world upside down. He is shaken to the core as he finds it difficult to trust his older brother Jonathan and even God. As he falls away from his long-held faith, life throws curveballs which draw him back to his Savior.
Though Chris tries to repair his relationship with God, can he ever forgive the brother who hurt him?
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MRS N, Book Addict