Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Some Summer Reads #newreleases #preorders #romances


Some Summer Reads

School's out and families are packing for vacation. The temps are heating up. People are heading to the water, whether lake, ocean or pool. Summer is here!
Summer has always been my favorite season. Growing up, we always had a pool. With five girls, my parents knew that swimming would keep us occupied and tire us out so we'd stay out of trouble. 

From the small inflatable pool to a soft side four feet deep above ground pool to the ultimate inground pool with a diving board, we had our summer planned. And it wasn't just swimming, it was vacuuming the pool, skimming the pool and putting the cover on and taking it off. But we were willing to do it if we could invite some friends over and spend the day in the sunshine!

The other thing I loved about summer was the many chances I had to read. I would spend the nights in my room, reading by flashlight, devouring the latest romances that my mom picked up from the used book store. Sometimes it'd be after midnight before I'd put my book down.

If you are like me, you are looking for some new books to grab your attention this summer. Here's a few to pick up!!

The Touch

Four lives are intertwined in a small seaside town, until a healing touch can free their hearts.

Julia Ashton has been on the run, seeking solitude rather than face the prejudices from fate’s special gift. In the quaint town, she befriends a heartbroken man, never guessing how her life could change.

Macbeth Fielding had known love with a film star but the bright lights broke their marriage, leaving him heartbroken. Seeking a new life, Macbeth wants to buy the home Julia is renting.

Tiana Bleu is the star of stage and screen, adored by many, but sadly unable to see the honest love of the one closest to her. She needs to escape the bright lights to see what is really important.

Maximillian Bleu, Tiana’s father, hires Julia to share her musical talents with his guests one day, never expecting to fall for the caring and genuine woman. He will do anything to keep Julia by his side, even after finding out about her past.

Four people thrown together by fate must learn to let go of heartbreak and take a chance on love. One woman’s curse becomes the one thing that can save an innocent life. THE TOUCH is a heartwarming tale of God’s gift and the healing nature of love.

Buy Links:

Universal Link (KOBO, Apple, BN) https://books2read.com/u/bznBBD

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6V75VV4

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-touch-36

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-touch-annie-daugherty/1143571623

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id6449718713

The Touch is a book written by Annie Daugherty in the early 80's. After she died, her daughter, Annie Beach, published her mother's book in memory of her mother. 

Chasing Favors

Doing a favor for an old friend. What could possibly go wrong??

It was supposed to be one simple favor. Randy was the nice, charming guy who drew Jamie into a steamy romance, two years ago, during her vacation. Now he’s in town, nudging her curiosity with the request for some help. What could possibly go wrong?

Jamie’s skills as an investigative reporter made for a smooth transition to writing mysteries. And Randy’s request seemed harmless enough. Doing a favor for a friend is really no big deal. But things are rarely as they appear when Jamie starts digging. When she uncovers the answers for Randy, she’s faced with another request for a favor. Who knew she could be so popular? Now Jamie’s spending her time, chasing after favors.

While researching Randy’s situation, Jamie stumbles upon something that doesn’t seem quite right. Most people would just ignore it. Or chalk it up to a coincidence. But Jamie’s never been a believer in those. Sensing there is something more going on in the background, Jamie becomes determined to figure it out. And if she’s right, she intends on stopping the bad guys in their tracks.

CHASING FAVORS features the beautiful redhead whose nose for trouble has her stumbling into police business. Mark Love’s series is perfect for fans of the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs or Diane Capri’s Michael Flint series, where solving a mystery and danger abound. Even though you can read Chasing Favors as a standalone, why would you? Especially when following Jamie through her romance and adventures will entertain you through the night.


AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C5ZW6XQF

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/chasing-favors

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-favors-mark-love/1143532150

APPLE: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id6449441859

Chasing Favors is the 5th book in the Jamie Richmond Mysteries. All other stories are available now. 

Trina's Sacrifice

A chieftain’s forsaken daughter….

Trina Huxford knows the old stories: wolf takes swan, wolf kills swan. When her beloved older sister is taken by a wolf, she fears the pattern will play out again, but her father’s inaction stuns her. After all, the tribe needs Margot to seal the alliance between the Kaqtukaq and Whakamanu warriors. If he won’t save her sister, then Trina will. Her only ally? A young warrior whose quiet strength and gentle spirit both soothe and entice her.

An outcast craving acceptance….

Pou Ngata has spent years battling against his family’s tarnished lineage, so the Tane’s invitation to join him and his chosen warriors in Windsor comes as an honor and a shock. The problem? The bride intended for his cousin is missing, and the Tane has forbidden them to interfere. Refusing means losing any goodwill he’s gained, but Pou can’t stand by. Especially when Trina might be her sister’s replacement.

Two hearts bound by lies….

As Trina and Pou piece together the truth behind Margot’s disappearance, they can only trust each other. Lies and betrayal culminate in a battle that threatens their fledgling relationship. But there are greater dangers than the Windsor wolves, and Pou and Trina will need more than love to survive.


How can the truth set them free if it destroys everything they know?

TRINA’S SACRIFICE is the final installment of the Solstice Quartet, but in order to find the answers Ember, Amy and Dia seek, they must go back to the past and find the mystery surrounding their parents’ romance. The story their father shares could shatter the beautiful memories they have of their dead mother and change the way they look at their father. TRINA’S SACRIFICE and the Solstice Quartet is the perfect read for fans of Carrie Ann Ryan’s Wolf shifter series or Elizabeth Briggs’ Zodiac Wolf series. While each story can be read on its own, you will want to grab them all and dive into the unique Maori culture and the mystery that sent the three daughters running for their lives.


AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C4711JRH

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/trina-s-sacrifice

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trinas-sacrifice-catherine-peace/1143431703

APPLE: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id6448761765

Trina's Sacrifice is the final book in the Solstice Quartet Series. All other stories are available now. 

Enjoy these books and Happy Summer!!

Melissa Keir

1 comment:

Tina Donahue said...

Chasing Favors sounds great. I'm going to look that one up. Thanks for the list, Melissa. :)