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Fiction new releases: spring roundup

I’ve been keeping my head down and writing, which is why you haven’t heard from me in a while. The news there is that I do plan to wrap up the Persephone series as a trilogy this year, with the completion of book 3, and I’m nearly done with a first draft. Hurray! But revisions and editing always take a while, so in the meantime you’ll need something else to read.

Luckily I have a lot of author friends with new books out. All of them come from small or independent publishing and thus can use your word of mouth; and, more importantly, they’re all lovely people whom I’ve known for years, in person or online, so I can assure you they’ve earned your business. Please look them up!


Historical romance: Olivia Fields, Her Heart’s Liege. New release: currently $0.99 on Kindle and Nook. You know that trope about the sheltered, spoiled princess getting saved (and changed) by the stoic swordsman? Fields does a fun gender-flip on it, giving us a romance between a sheltered, spoiled prince and a stoic swordswoman, in a medieval fairy-tale-ish setting. I just started reading it, and am loving it!
Amazon, B&N

Young adult paranormal: Pam Stucky, The Universes Inside the Lighthouse. Two teenagers encounter aliens, ghosts, and time travel, all from within a lighthouse on a little Pacific Northwest island. Described as A Wrinkle in Time meets Doctor Who - what’s not to like?
Amazon, B&N

Paranormal romance: Cyndi Tefft, the Between series. Through an afterlife loophole, a modern young woman falls in love with an 18th-century Scotsman, and paranormal fun and angst ensue. Sacrifice of Greatest Price, book 4 and the final book in the series, is coming out soon, so now’s a good time to start on the first one if you haven’t yet!
Amazon, B&N

Literary fiction/romance with magic twist: Ellen Ekstrom, Tallis’ Third Tune. A love story between a historian and a musician, told out of sequence, and spiced up by visits to a quirky afterlife village peopled with historical personages. This book and its companion/sequel (Scarborough) are poignant and beautiful without being depressing like so much literary fiction is.
Amazon, B&N

Historical romance: Abbie Williams, Heart of a Dove. In post-Civil-War America, a young woman sold into prostitution finds love and redemption among a small band of Confederate soldiers fleeing west in search of a better life. Has a great “Western” feel—lots of horseback rides and prairie sunsets. Abbie’s written tons of great contemporary fiction too, so if you like her style, there’s more waiting for you!
Amazon,B&N

In the meantime, feel free to send me any recommendations you particularly loved. My to-be-read list is absurdly long, but I can’t help loving to browse books and add to it all the same.
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