- Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti
- When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby
- Suddenly Sorceress by Erica Lucke Dean
- Binds that Tie by Kate Moretti
- Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski
- Lay Death at Her Door by Elizabeth Buhmann
- All the Butterflies in the World by Rodney Jones
- First to Find by Morgan Talbot
- Oracle of Philadelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan
- Painting the Moon by Traci Borum
|Polarity in Motion by Brenda Vicars|
Fifteen-year-old Polarity Weeks just wants to live a normal life, but with a mother diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, that’s rarely easy. Her life gets exponentially more disastrous when her sixth-period history classmates start ogling a nude picture of her on the Internet. Polarity would never have struck such a shameless pose, but the photo is definitely of her, and she’s at a complete loss to explain its existence.
Child Protective Services yanks her from her home, suspecting her parents. The kids at school mock her, assuming she took it herself. And Ethan, the boy she was really starting to like, backpedals and joins the taunting chorus. Surrounded by disbelief and derision on all sides, Polarity desperately seeks the truth among her friends. Only then does she learn that everyone has dark secrets, and no one’s life is anywhere near normal.
|He Said, She Said by Laura Koons|
Dialogue that drones on, clutters the page, or stalls the scene can ruin even the best of novels. Learn to avoid common dialogue pitfalls, balance your writing, and dazzle your readers, editors, and agents with snappy scenes and smooth-as-silk transitions between dialogue and narrative. He Said, She Said is packed with innovative instruction, detailed information, and essential exercises to help your dialogue skills mesmerize and impress.
The information offered in He Said, She Said is easy to understand and simple to implement. In this guide book you will learn:
• How to balance realistic dialogue with your narrative style, including addressing accents and learning the 4 things to leave out of your dialogue
Don’t waste an opportunity for success by settling for mediocre dialogue in your novel. Let He Said, She Said help you craft your characters’ exchanges with ease and skill.
|They Call Me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble
Cass Adams is crazy, and everyone in Deacon, Kansas, knows it. But when her good-for-nothing husband, Roland, goes missing, no one suspects that Cass buried him in their unfinished koi pond. Too bad he doesn’t stay there for long. Cass gets arrested on the banks of the Spring River for dumping his corpse after heavy rain partially unearths it.
|All the Butterflies in the World by Rodney Jones
Sequel to The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the TrainsWith her senior year looming, Tess McKinnon has two goals: hanging out with her best friend, Liz, and avoiding her judgmental, alcoholic mother. Then yummy John Bartley arrives—to tell Mrs. McKinnon that her daughter is dead. Distinctly still alive, Tess is baffled by John’s tales of 1800s time travel, rewritten lives, and love. She knows she’s never seen him before, but her feelings refuse to be denied.
|Love Poison by Pete Barber
Love is a dangerous drug.Lab assistant and avid climber Amber Wilson is no stranger to risk. But she feels invisible around her handsome boss, Mark, until she accidentally doses him with an irresistible aphrodisiac that leaves him with a suicidal hangover. Abruptly fired, Amber and Mark partner up to research the source of the drug—a rare New Zealand mushroom—in hopes of refining it for safe use.On their way to New Zealand to collect fungi samples, Amber is blindsided by a deep and intense romantic connection with Mark.
|Get to the Point by Stefanie Spangler Buswell
A no-nonsense guide for authors interested in taking their writing to the next level, Get to the Point offers clear, simple tips for tightening your sentences, improving your story’s pacing, increasing tension, and generating a more entertaining voice. Its techniques will aid you in strengthening awareness of unwanted habits, gaining clearer understanding of unnecessary description, and informing solid strategies for concise, powerful prose.
|To Hell and Gone in Texas by Russ Hall
Trouble big as all hell.Retired sheriff’s detective Al Quinn hasn’t spoken to his brother, Maury, in twenty years. When Maury lands in the hospital under suspicious circumstances, though, Al reluctantly abandons his quiet country seclusion to look into the matter. A second attempt to take Maury out drives the brothers back to Al’s lakeside home, where Al knows the territory, but they’re not alone for long. ICE agents demand that Maury rat on his silent partner, city cop Fergie Jergens comes investigating the murders of Maury’s lady friends, and someone takes a match to Al’s house.Al soon learns his problems are only getting started—his brother’s in trouble on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.