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Ronie Kendig ends ‘TOX Files’ series with ‘Thirst of Steel’

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of THIRST OF STEEL by RONIE KENDIG.

 

Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. Today I'm joined by THIRST OF STEEL author Ronie Kendig. This book finishes out her TOX series, which takes works like Dan Brown's novels and adds a military suspense edge. She also recommended a few excellent books to add to your TBR.

 

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THIRST OF STEEL by Ronie Kendig

 

TOX Files #3

Thirst of Steel

Dismantled centuries ago, the sword of Goliath is still rumored to thirst for its enemies' blood. Cole "Tox" Russell only wants to begin his life with Haven Cortes, but he must first complete a final mission: retrieve that sword and destroy the deadly Arrow & Flame Order.

 

The AFO, however, is determined to claim the sword. Wielding their father's life over Tzivia and Ram Khalon, they threaten to expose Ram's long-held and dangerous secret while demanding Tzivia locate the sword. With the Wraith team slowly being torn apart, things only worsen when Mercy Maddox, a new operative, emerges with the stunning news that the sword is tied to both Ram's secret and a string of unsolved serial murders.

 

Tox, Ram, and the others are forced to set aside fear and anger to focus only on the enemy. No matter the cost, Wraith must stop or take the enemy down with them.

 

Thriller Crime | Inspirational Mystery | Suspense [Bethany House Publishers, On Sale: July 31, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780764217678 / eISBN: 9781493414758]

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Roseanna M. White Discusses ‘An Hour Unspent’

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of AN HOUR UNSPENT by ROSEANNA M. WHITE.

 

Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. Today I’m thrilled to chat with Roseanna M. White about her new book. AN HOUR UNSPENT plunges readers into England in 1915 as former thief Barclay Pearce tries to redeem himself to society while falling for the woman who he saved from a mugging. 

 

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AN HOUR UNSPENT by Roseanna M. White

 

Shadows Over England #3

An Hour Unspent

Once London's top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker's daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.

 

Evelina Manning has constantly fought for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end the engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clockwork repair with her father, she can't help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.

 

As 1915 England plunges ever deeper into war, the work of an ingenious clockmaker may give England an unbeatable military edge--and Germany realizes it as well. Evelina's father soon finds his whole family in danger--and it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.

 

Inspirational Historical | Mystery Historical [Bethany House, On Sale: September 4, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780764219283 / eISBN: 9781493412440]

 

review.jpgWartime: when the clock ticks but no bell tolls...

Finding balance and suspense with Lisa Harris

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of A SECRET TO DIE FOR by LISA HARRIS.

 

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A SECRET TO DIE FOR by Lisa Harris

 

A Secret to Die For

Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea that she has a secret--one worth killing for. But when she finds out one of her clients has been murdered, she quickly realizes that the computer security specialist wasn't simply suffering from paranoia.

 

Detective Nate Quinn has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed eighteen people, including his partner, and left him dealing with PTSD. His first case back on the job involves the murder of Stephen Shaw, and his only lead turns out to be an old friend, Grace Callahan--and her life is in grave danger. Someone believes Shaw gave his psychologist information before he died. Information they are willing to kill for.

 

With her signature pulse-pounding suspense, Lisa Harris takes readers deep into the heart of fear in this race against the clock.

 

Inspirational Mystery | Romance Suspense [Revell, On Sale: September 18, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800729158 / eISBN: 9781493415144]

 

Kay Hooper digs into her three decade long career and the “Bishop” series

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Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. I’m your host, Gwen Reyes, and I’m feeling a little psychic energy today. My guest is the incomparable Kay Hooper, author of the BISHOP FILES series. The newest book, FINAL SHADOWS, finishes out the series as out with a bang. Set against the backdrop of a “desperate underground war,” FINAL SHADOWS asks how far would you go to keep your secrets hidden.

 

I’d like to welcome Kay Hooper to the podcast.

 

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FINAL SHADOWS by Kay Hooper

 

Bishop Files

Final Shadows

A desperate underground war with the survival of millions at stake looms in the electrifying conclusion of the New York Times bestselling Bishop Files Trilogy.

Tasha Solomon's world turned upside-down when the psychic abilities she had tried so hard to live with in secret suddenly made her a target stalked by unseen enemies.

John Brodie is by nature, by training, and by instinct a Guardian. He is a member of an intricate and secretive network of individuals who have devoted their lives to the deadly struggle of saving psychics in danger of being taken or being killed. It is a war very few other people even know exists, and yet its tentacles stretch deeply and dangerously into every aspect of society.

Tasha has abilities not even she is aware of, abilities that the other side would give virtually all they possess to destroy. And if being hunted like an animal were not bad enough she has to learn how to become a warrior in a battle she did not choose, to save people she does not know, and possibly even the very world around her.

If John Brodie can keep her alive long enough.

 

Thriller Paranormal - Supernatural | Romance Paranormal | Romance Suspense [Berkley, On Sale: December 31, 2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780515153354 / eISBN: 9781101589816]

 

review.jpgFascinating, out of this world, finale

review.jpgA Captivating and Shocking Conclusion to the Bishop Files Trilogy

review.jpgA stunning thriller -- can the war on psychics be won?

Keeping secrets with DIRTY LITTLE SECRET author Jennifer Ryan

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Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. I’m your host, Gwen Reyes. How often do you fall in love with your coworkers? For many of us, the answer is likely, “ew, never,” but author Jennifer Ryan’s newest book, DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, brings together two people — a cowboy and a modern lady — who are forced to work together while trying to deny the growing attraction between them. Throw in a ranch and a brothel and you have the makings of a fun romance. Jennifer Ryan is here to talk about DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, her career, and what she’s watching, reading, and listening to.

 

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DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer Ryan

 

Wild Rose Ranch

Dirty Little Secret

Meet the women from Wild Rose Ranch—and the men who want them—in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Ryan’s breathtaking series of romance and scandal . . .

 

Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where he learned to ride and work the land. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn’t even know.

 

Roxy shares Noah’s last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother’s past, she is forced to fulfill her father’s last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. But John didn’t just make her owner of his ranch and guardian to her sister, his hidden sideline is her worst nightmare—she’s the new owner of the notorious Nevada brothel called Wild Rose Ranch where she grew up.

 

As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah discovers her dirty little secret?

 

Romance Contemporary | Romance Western [Avon, On Sale: December 18, 2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780062645319 / eISBN: 9780062645326]

 

review.jpgA DIRTY LITTLE SECRET is revealed

Denise Swanson takes readers back to Scumble River

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Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. Today I’m joined by author Denise Swanson, whose newest mystery, DIE ME A RIVER, is the second book in her Welcome Back to Scumble River series. In DIE ME A RIVER Scumble River school psychologist, Skye Denison-Boyd, is captivated by the body discovered in a local bowling alley. Everyone in the small town has a reason to want Paige Myler dead — she’s the representative of the insurance company many residents are suing for following the tornado in the previous book — which then makes everyone a suspect. I’m thrilled to welcome Denise Swanson to the podcast.

 

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DIE ME A RIVER by Denise Swanson

 

Welcome Back to Scumble River #2

Die Me a River

In Scumble River, Skye investigates a suspicious death at the local bowling alley. And with a murderer on the loose, there’s no time to spare…

 

Skye Denison-Boyd and her husband, Wally, are meeting with their priest to finalize the arrangements for their twins' baptism when a loud blast rocks the rectory. Seconds later, they discover that there has been an explosion at the town bowling alley. Although the bowling alley was closed at the time, there's a dead body inside, soon identified as Paige Myler. Paige was a representative for a huge property/casualty insurance company that many Scumble Riverites are suing in the wake of a recent tornado.

 

Even with two newborns to care for, Skye can't help herself from looking more closely into the suspicious death—and what she finds is much more sinister than she ever imagined.

 

Mystery [Sourcebooks Landmark, On Sale: September 4, 2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492648352 / eISBN: 9781492648369]

 

review.jpgAnother fun visit to Scumble River...

Liz Johnson brings 1920s glamour to St. Simons Island in A SPARKLE OF SILVER

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of A SPARKLE OF SILVER by LIZ JOHNSON.

 

Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan's great-grandmother was a guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins' palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Now, Millie plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests that there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie's great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her heritage--and the fortune that might be hers.

 

When security guard Ben Thornton discovers her snooping in the estate's private library, he threatens to have her fired. But her story seems almost too ludicrous to be fiction, and her offer to split the treasure is too tempting to pass up . . .

 

I’m thrilled to welcome A SPARKLE OF SILVER author, Liz Johnson, to the podcast.

 

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A SPARKLE OF SILVER by Liz Johnson

 

Georgia Coast Romance #1

A Sparkle of Silver

Uncovering the past can lead to an unexpected future...

 

Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan's great-grandmother was a guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins' palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Now, Millie plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests that there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie's great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her heritage--and the fortune that might be hers. When security guard Ben Thornton discovers her snooping in the estate's private library, he threatens to have her fired. But her story seems almost too ludicrous to be fiction, and her offer to split the treasure is too tempting to pass up . . .

 

Get ready for a romantic escapade through dark halls and dusty corners that will have you holding your breath and sighing with delight as two charming characters get caught up in the adventure of uncovering the past and finding their way to an unexpected future.

 

Romance Suspense | Inspirational Mystery [Revell, On Sale: October 16, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800729622 / eISBN: 9781493415168]

 

review.jpgA mysterious treasure hunt that charms!

 

Ann H. Gabhart Brings 19th Century Kentucky to Life

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of RIVER TO REDEMPTION by ANN H. GABHART.

 

Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. It’s been over 150 years since slavery ended in America, but the conversation about this awful and dark part of our country’s history remains relevant and necessary. Ann H. Gabhart’s newest emotional novel, RIVER TO REDEMPTION, features a young woman, raised by a slave who chose duty over freedom, determined to save the life of the man who saved her. I’m thrilled to welcome Ann to the podcast.

 

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RIVER TO REDEMPTION by Ann H. Gabhart

River to Redemption

Orphaned in the cholera epidemic in Kentucky’s early nineteenth century, Adria Starr was raised by a slave. Now at nineteen, she must stand up for his freedom--and in the process, find her own.

 

Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, twelve years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now nineteen, Adria has never forgotten what Louis did for her. She’s determined to find a way to buy Louis’s freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she’ll face an uphill battle.

 

Based partly on a true story, Ann H. Gabhart’s latest historical novel is a tour de force. The vividly rendered town of Springfield and its citizens immerse readers in a story of courage, betrayal, and honor that will stick with them long after they turn the last page.

 

Inspirational Inspirational [Revell, On Sale: July 3, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800723644 / eISBN: 9781441219770]

 

Thomas Locke talks dystopia, living abroad, and what to expect in ‘ENCLAVE’

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of ENCLAVE by THOMAS LOCKE

 

In a distant future, 50 years after an event called the Great Crash, America no longer reflects the great country it once was. Now the country is sliced into communities called enclaves, some more prosperous than others. Two of the largest and most affluent southern enclaves, Charlotte and Atlanta, remains stable and business friendly, but that all changes when a new vein of gold is discovered, sending everyone into a tizzy of hope and fear. Of course, there are good forces and bad in the enclave, but one young man holds the key to keeping the peace — as long as he’s able to keep his secret while helping keep the attention on Catawba to a minimum. Thomas Locke’s newest sci-fi adventure, ENCLAVE, is available in book stores now, and he’s here to tell us all about this new novel. Welcome, Thomas, to the Fresh Fiction Podcast.

 

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ENCLAVE by Thomas Locke

 

Enclave

It's been 50 years since the Great Crash and what was once America is now a collection of enclaves, governed on the local level and only loosely tied together by the farce of a federal government. Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern states, is relatively stable and maintains a successful business of trade with nearby enclaves, including the one at Charlotte Township. But when a new vein of gold is found beneath the feet of those in Catawba, it's only a matter of time before trouble finds them.

 

Now the future of Catawba may be in the hands of an untried 21-year-old trader named Caleb. And Caleb knows that if his secret were ever to come out, he would never see another dawn.

 

Science Fiction | Young Adult [Revell, On Sale: November 20, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800727918 / eISBN: 9781493413980]

 

A Very Christmas Episode with Melody Carlson

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA by MELODY CARLSON.

 

When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in--temporarily, she reminds him--in order to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson, who even registers himself for school in a bid to get his mom to move them there permanently. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.

 

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A CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA by Melody Carlson

 

A Christmas by the Sea

When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in--temporarily, she reminds him--in order to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson, who even registers himself for school in a bid to get his mom to move them there permanently. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.

 

Join award-winning author Melody Carlson for a Christmas story that will warm your heart and have you dreaming of your own enchanted seaside holiday.

 

Inspirational Romance | Holiday [Revell, On Sale: September 4, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800722715 / eISBN: 9781493415045]

 

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