Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sensible Book Sunday (July 17, 2016)

Yes, you've read correctly! Sensible Book Sunday has returned! *Ohh's and Ahh's* If a buy link is stricken through (like this), that means that the book isn't available on that platform. We hope you enjoy the list of books we've put together for this week.

All The Blue-Eyed Angles by Jen Blood
Genre: Mystery

The “thoroughly addictive” bestselling first novel in the Erin Solomon Pentalogy, awarded the AIA Seal of Quality and the B.R.A.G. Medallion for excellence in independent publishing.
Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven’s Gate. In the summer of 1990, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when thirty-four members burn to death on a small island off the coast of Maine. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers.
More than twenty years later, Erin is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle... and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has haunted her since childhood, aided by the rakish mentor who’s stood by her side since she was a teenager, her trusty mutt Einstein, and a mysterious stranger with his own dark past. Soon, Erin is enmeshed in violence, conspiracy, and scandal, as she fights to unearth the secrets of the Payson Church of Tomorrow -- secrets someone will kill to keep buried.

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The Survivors by Erica Stevens
Genres: Post Apocolyptic, Dystopia, Sci-Fi

First came the tremors — then came the terror... With death and chaos breaking out all around them, the few survivors must work together to stay alive in this hair-raising, action-packed tale of future disaster.
Publisher Description
The first tremors of the earth were felt at 7:22 EST time. Every single person felt the rumbling, and experienced the tremors that would forever alter the course of history. Most did not survive. These are the accounts of some of those that did.
Due to language and graphic content this book is recommended for readers 17 and older.

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Malavita by Dana Delamar
Genres: Mafia Romance, Crime Romance,
 Romantic Suspense, Thriller

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted anything to do with the Mafia. But when his brothers were murdered, he accepted that he would someday be the next don. However, he doesn’t accept that he must marry the daughter of the man who killed them. Enrico will never trust an Andretti, never mind love one. The Andrettis are up to something with their so-called “truce” — and Enrico must avenge his siblings. But will his dark secret spell the end of his vengeance — and possibly the Lucchesis?

After Antonella Andretti’s father tries to destroy the Lucchesis, she persuades him that an alliance--achieved by her marriage to Enrico, the “golden boy” she’s loved from afar — would be in everyone’s best interests. As her wedding day approaches, people close to her father start dying, and her fiancé’s behavior is suspect. When she learns Enrico’s true feelings about her — and what her father’s actual plans are — will Antonella damn their families to eternal war, or will she broker a peace that might destroy her heart?

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Annie's First Break by Willee Amsden
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Romance, Fiction, 
Romantic Comedy, New Adult Romance

Look out New York City! Ms. Rayanne “Annie” McCauley from little old Mesa View, Texas has set her sights on being a high fashion model. Despite her humble beginnings in the Mesa View Mobile Home Park, hot tempered Annie thinks she can make it all the way to the cover of Women’s Wear Daily (as long as she follows her own rules). 

She may also snag the heart of sexy Tomi Di Ponti, the CEO of Di Ponti Cosmetics and Fashions, but not without a lot of trouble from her arch rival, Brittany Carstairs, another alumnus of the trailer park and a woman who never met a nasty trick she didn’t use. 

When it looks like things can’t get any worse, along comes Luther Grolsch, handsome, dangerous and possibly the most annoying man Annie ever met. Hilarious situations and quirky characters in the tradition of Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Crusie make this romantic comedy adventure a must read. This is the 1st book in the Annie McCauley romantic comedy mysteries series. There are four more available right now with more on the way.

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Petite Confessions by Vicki Lesage
Genres: Cooking, Parenting, Humor, Non-Fiction

From champagne bottles to baby bottles, this memoirette offers a humorous look at an American mom’s decade in Paris. 

Party girl Vicki moved to the City of Light hoping to drink her fill of wine and fall in love. She accomplished her goal, but not without bumps along the way: romantic encounters gone awry, absurd French bureaucracy threatening her sanity, and two adorable yet energetic kids keeping her on her toes. This memoirette takes you on a journey of the ups and downs of Vicki’s life abroad. 

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to open another bottle of wine. 

A funny memoir about life in Paris 
This collection of humorous essays shows the funny side of life, love, and raising a family in Paris. 

Also: Read about Vicki’s crazy Paris debut in Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and her bumpy journey into motherhood and French parenting in her #1 Amazon Best Seller,Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer

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Broken by Dean Murray
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires, 
Romance, Teen and Young Adult

Adri Paige is too busy dealing with the emotional fallout from losing half of her family to deal with boys. At least she thought so until the two most intriguing guys in her new school take an interest in her.
Both boys are gorgeous and blessed with obscene amounts of money. They should have the emotional depth of note cards, but instead display undercurrents she doesn’t fully understand. Rumors the pair destroys peoples’ livelihoods seem ludicrous until she gets caught in the crossfire and her family almost loses their home. She’s increasingly unsure either boy is really human, and their rivalry is rapidly turning deadly.
Broken is a complete novel in its own right, but also represents one-half of a double novel when paired withTorn. Regardless of which book you start with, the two are designed such that you can continue on to the other in order to get answers to questions not answered in the book you started with. The series continues withSplintered which is available as part of the Bitten Story Bundle.

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Bearded by Jeremy Billups 
Genres: Children's, Animals, Graphic Novels

In this delightful and silly story written and illustrated by Jeremy Billups you’ll get to meet a bear with a beard and tag along as he becomes rich and famous, wins beard-wrestling matches, gets knighted by a queen and meets other animals from all over the world with their very own beards. 

How long is this bear’s beard? Are there really other animals with beards? And what exactly is this bear keeping tucked away in his beard? 

This picture book about kindness is perfect as a children’s bedtime story and for fans of humorous books that encourage imagination and play such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and Oliver Jeffers’ Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.

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It's Not My Favorite by Rue
Genres: LGBT, Lesbian Interest, 
Romance, Romantic Comedy

“An irreverent, modern-day, romantic comedy!” 

The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success. 

Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She struggles to run a business as The Organizer, while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel. 

Rachel is outgoing, risqué and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping up with her rock-star girlfriend! 

Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion. 

Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence. 

So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth, Minnesota!

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Tortured Dreams by Hadena James
Genres:Murders, Thriller, Horror, Serial Killers

Aislinn Cain’s life is a horror story — A Serial Killer Thriller

When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain’s door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people’s futures. She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history.

A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost. If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness. Can she afford to help, knowing that the cost could be her own humanity?

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Run by Patti Larsen
Genre: Young Adult, Action & Adventure,
 Sci-Fi, Survival
Sixteen-year-old Reid thinks life is back to normal. His sister Lucy pulls herself together and cuts him free from a year of foster care. She promises to take care of him, that her new boss and her new life are what they both needed to start again. Until Reid is taken in the middle of the night, dumped in a wild stretch of forest far from home with no idea why he is there. Lost and afraid, he learns to run from the hunters who prowl the darkness, their only pleasure chasing down kids like him. And killing them.

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We hope you enjoyed this week's SensibleBookSunday! If you have any specific genres that you would like to see, drop it down in the comments and we'll find free books in that genre for next week!

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