new adult

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The Gilded Wolves

Combining the cleverness and action of a heist movie with a touch of fantasy and whole lot of charm,  The Gilded Wolves is a story of colonialism, power and corruption. But mostly, it’s a tale of friendship and finding a place for ourselves in a world that has no room for us.# When God destroy ...

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Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand is a fantasy début which showcases a young woman who defeats an ancient evil by embracing her heritage. Drawing from the rich, turbulent history and vibrant culture of India's Mughal Empire this is a tale of magic, mayhem and true love. Mehr is the eldest daughter of the governor ...

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Eternity in an Hour

Eternity in an Hour is a delightful start to this fantasy series by new author, Matthew Merendo. It’s an interesting and intriguing story that I’d place somewhere between the YA and NA genres, with an enjoyable, intelligent plot and storyline to interest all adults. Here's the blurb (from Amaz ...

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Looking for Group

OMG. How many ways could this latest book from Alexis Hall have put me off—and yet somehow didn’t? Why did I give this an A in spite of the many hot buttons it pushed for me? Let me explain. This will have to be personal, since my shifting reactions to the book were intensely personal. The ke ...

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And I Darken

I was a Game of Thrones fan long before the show appeared on HBO. I mention that because the publisher tells us this vividly rendered novel reads like HBO’s Game of Thrones. That is, in part, true. If the story line of Arya Stark is your favorite, then And I Darken might just be what you are looki ...

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Scardust

The worst thing in the world is finding a book that sounds interesting and looks like it hits all your interest buttons, only to find you have to force yourself to read it. That happened to me with Scardust. The story isn’t bad, the characters aren’t bad, the writing style isn’t bad, but some ...

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Heat It Up

It’s rare I start a book and decide it’s not worth my time to finish it. Heat it Up, alas, is one of few to earn this distinction, though I did read it all the way to its conclusion. Based on its description as a contemporary, sports themed romance, it should have been a homerun for me. Some of ...

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Thrown Down

I’m a big fan of hot contemporary romance series and looked forward to the Made in New Jersey books by Tessa Bailey. I very much enjoyed another book I read of Ms. Bailey’s - Chase Me. That story featured relatable characters with great chemistry, sharp, witty dialogue, and steamy sex scenes. My ...

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Unicorn Tracks

Two safari guides and a pair of foreigners out to save the world. What could go wrong? Quite a lot… Author Julia Ember takes the reader on a fantastic journey in an alternate universe in Unicorn Tracks. Sixteen year-old Mnemba is a tour guide and tracker at her cousin’s safari camp in Nazw ...

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Everything I Left Unsaid/The Truth About Him

The story begins with Annie, a young woman on the run from her abusive husband, moving into an RV at a trailer park, far away from her former home in Oklahoma. As she is beginning to settle in to her new home, the ring of a cellphone draws her attention. On impulse, she answers and begins talking wi ...