Friday, October 23, 2020

SPOTLIGHT - COMING OF AGE - FORBIDDEN ISLAND SERIES by Lianne Simon


FORBIDDEN ISLAND SERIES
by Lianne Simon
Genre: Sweet Fantasy Romance, Coming of Age


Outsider
A Forbidden Island Short Story


In the closing hours of World War II, an experimental weapon meant for London struck Eilean nan Sìthean, a remote Scottish island. Within forty-eight hours, all of the men there died. Six months later, the few women who survived gave birth to the children of the plague—the Fair Folk of Scottish mythology reborn.

Nearly seventy years later, a young gold named Màiri discovers an Outsider washed ashore—the first human she’s ever seen. Saving his life would mean spending the rest of her days with a stranger, the sworn enemy of her people. But she cannot let him die alone.

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Watercolor Memories
A Forbidden Island Novel

Anya paints a watercolor landscape—the cherry grove that haunts her dreams. Something happened there, but her past flows like the colors that run down her artwork. Can she trust anything she remembers?

A year ago, Anya was a petite blonde. Now, she’s a tall and muscular redhead, playing soccer on a boy’s team. Her foster parents and her caseworker insist she see a doctor about her bodily changes and her gender issues.

To avoid medical treatment, Anya runs away from her foster home. As the girl searches for acceptance and family, the world around her shifts. She may find love. But will she ever have the peace she craves?

White locks, pink eyes,
on her mother’s breast she lies.
Blue eyes, golden braid,
gentle girl, at home she stayed.
Redhead running through the vale,
soon enough, he’ll think he’s male.
—Notes on Daoine Sìth Biology



Lianne Simon’s father was a dairy farmer and an engineer, her mother a nurse. She grew up in a home filled with love and good books.
Tiny and frail, Lianne struggled physically, but excelled at her studies. In 1970, she was awarded a scholarship to the University of Miami, from which she graduated in 1973. Fond memories of her time there remain with her.
Some years later, after living in several states, and spending time abroad, Lianne settled in to the suburbs north of Atlanta, where she now lives with her husband and their cat.
While seeking answers to her own genetic anomalies, Lianne met a family whose daughter was born with one testis and one ovary. As a result of that encounter, she spent more than a decade answering inquiries on behalf of a support group for the parents of such children.
Lianne hopes that writing this book will, in some small way, contribute to the welfare of children born between the sexes.




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SPOTLIGHT - COZY MYSTERY - TROUBLE ON MAIN STREET (Sugar Mountain, #1) by Kirsten Fullmer

Trouble on Main Street
Sugar Mountain, #1
by Kirsten Fullmer
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Sweet Romance

A cozy mountain town, a sweet romance, and a secret society of sneaky women…

The sleepy hamlet of Sugar Mountain harbors a secret society of women. Don’t misunderstand—the society itself is not secret—it’s the true nature of the group that is hush-hush.

Sugar Mountain is the kind of charming village that tourists adore. If you like small-town charm, quirky shops, and local art, this is the place for you. But when a blood smeared package shows up at the post office and it appears to be linked to a scheme that threatens Heidi Collinsworth’s historic home, the town takes on a sinister vibe. Heidi would lay odds that slimy Mayor Winslow is involved, but even with the enquiring skills of The Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society at work, proof is scarce.

The new guy in town, Adam Williams, is determined not to get involved in Sugar Mountain’s business. His last job in a big city planning office ruined his life, but Heidi needs his help. No matter how hard he tries to stay detached, Adam finds himself eyeball deep in Heidi’s problems, as well as the needs of her teenage son and a homeless dog.

With conflicting theories abound and tensions running high, it’s up to the ladies of the society to don disguises and go undercover. If they’re not careful, the town may fall to a wrecking ball, Heidi may fall for Adam, and the secret society will be exposed.

Meet the cast of colorful characters in this charming and zany introduction to a whole new series of romantic, cozy mysteries!

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Kirsten is a writer with a love of art and design. She worked in the engineering field, taught college, and consulted free lance. Due to health problems, she retired in 2012 to travel with her husband. They live and work full time in a 40' travel trailer with their little dog Bingo. Besides writing romance novels, she enjoys selling art on Etsy and spoiling their three grandchildren.

As a writer, Kirsten's goal is to create strong female characters who face challenging, painful, and sometimes comical situations. She believes that the best way to deal with struggle, is through friendship and women helping women. She knows good stories are based on interesting and relatable characters.



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SPOTLIGHT - YA MYSTERY - IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME (It Happened to Me Duology, #2) by T.A. Beasley


It Won't Happen to Me
It Happened To Me Duology, #2
by T.A. Beasley
Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery

In this anticipated sequel to, It Happened To Me, experience the guilt Tiffany feels after the loss of her best friend.

Tiffany Johnson feels the guilt of missing the signs her friend was in trouble. To her, the detectives are taking too long to find answers.

When she stumbles across what she believes is evidence, she will have to decide to turn it over to the authorities or pursue her own investigation.

She is determined to find answers. Will it be worth it?




It Happened to Me
It Happened To Me Duology, #1
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction

T. A. Beasley came fresh out the gate with an amazing debut novel that I truly enjoyed. It Happened To Me has a solid, fresh, believable storyline, and great character development just to name a few good qualities." -Nick Haskins, Author of Betrayed

“This was a very emotional read for me, but it dealt with realistic issues. It should be in every high school counselor’s office. Kudos to the author’s first book. It was an awesome journey. I can’t wait for part two."  -Tera Kirksey, Amazon Reader

T. A. Beasley tells a story with deep themes. Small choices can lead down dangerous paths for yourself and those around you. This book is a cautionary tale for teens and even adults. I look forward to reading the sequel.” -Savannah J. Goins, Author of The Gwythienian

When seventeen-year-old Delilah Murphy loses the one person she could count on, she struggles with the loss as the one she blames keeps making her life even harder. Delilah leans on her best friend, Tiffany, for comfort, but she has troubles of her own, and only grows distant from Delilah when they need each other’s support most. 

Full of pain and distrust, Delilah must face yet another enemy as she adjusts to having no support system. With her behavior and emotions out of control, will Delilah come to her senses or will her childish antics lead her down a path she may not be ready to travel?




T. A. Beasley is an author, blogger and publishing consultant, who has been in love with mysteries and thrillers since her youth watching her favorite Scooby Doo and Murder She Wrote shows, which she still enjoys to this day. She is the author of It Happened To Me and reside in Indianapolis, Indiana.



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SPOTLIGHT - YA MYSTERY - BURIED SECRETS (Craven Falls, #2) by Donna M. Zadunajsky

Buried Secrets
Craven Falls, #2
by Donna M. Zadunajsky
Genre: YA Mystery

My name is Robyn Wilde, or at least that’s the name the state gave me when I was five years old. I have no idea what my real name is or where I came from, who my parents really are, and why they didn’t want me.

But I can tell you this:

I’m fifteen and ran away from my foster parents’ house after finding a file hidden away in their room with not only my name on it, but also the name Crystal Rosmus. According to the file, she knows a lot about me. How, I have no idea. But she lives in Craven Falls, Ohio, and I’m on a bus right now to find her.”



The Dead Girl Under the Bleachers
Craven Falls, #1 

Three girls…

Three dead bodies…

The quiet town of Craven Falls is depleting in population. One by one…

Scarlet Fitzgerald thought it would be fun to play a game on Laura Stevenson, a nobody at Craven Falls High. But what happens when the game unleashes buried secrets Scarlet doesn’t want anyone to know? Secrets that could get someone killed, including herself.

Three can play a game, but one of them ends up dead…



Donna M. Zadunajsky started out writing children's books before she wrote and published her first novel, Broken Promises, in June 2012. She since has written several more novels and her first novella, HELP ME! Book 1 in the series, which is about teen suicide and bullying.



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SPOTLIGHT - YA DARK FANTASY - DISENCHANTED by Brianna Sugalski


Disenchanted
by Brianna Sugalski
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy Romance

A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents' castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her tenth birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst...

Until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever. Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger-and, unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest-she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch.

This is the story of a cursed princess,
A crestfallen killer,
The town that wants them to burn,
And the witch that can save them both.



With an education in Mass Communication--and an engrossment in all that is curious and bewitching--Brianna Sugalski is an author and blog editor at the Parliament House Press.

The Filipino-American author was born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, but travels the country every few years with her husband and two children. She admires the luminaries of the Victorian Era; growing up reading period literature, folklore, and fables has inspired her to paint vibrant settings of nature and narratives that readers will hopefully enjoy.

Ultimately, she aspires to make her own readers laugh, to challenge their perspectives on society and systemic prejudice, and to help them discover the magical meaning of their own powers within.





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