May 082015
 

After she gives a talk about family history, Jess Trevanion is asked by downtrodden Morwenna Crocker to find the father she’s never known. Jess uncovers secrets and shame in Morwenna’s background, together with surprising and heartbreaking heroism.

Meanwhile, a fierce storm causes severe damage to the marina, and Jess and her almost-partner Tom help clear up the mess. But Jess is under pressure in her personal life, and more shocking revelations about her late husband cause tension between her and Tom …

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May 082015
 

Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired Mumnesia, a new middle-grade title by Kate Dale.
 
Editor Rachel Kellehar bought world rights in a two-book deal for the book, which is about a 12-year-old girl whose Mum starts to behave like a teenager, from Jenny Savill at Andrew Nurnberg Associates,
 
She said: “Katie’s writing is fantastic and we are immensely excited about the prospect of having her on our list and bringing her hilarious writing to middle grade readers (with irritating parents!) all over the world.”
 

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May 072015
 

Amy Anderson has a plan: to find her ‘soul mate’ by dating her way through the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Tired of looking for love, the dreamy Piscean decides than an astrological dating agency is the only way to meet the man of her dreams.

Who will finally win Amy’s love? Will it be Ted the Arian photographer with a passion for ice skating, or Laurence, the Libran IT whizz kid who likes to get behind the wheel of a fast car? Or how about Capricorn Chris, the owner of Starr & Son, the dating agency?

 

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May 062015
 

After years spent wandering, Nurse Kate Wilde returns home for a few short days to attend her twin sister’s wedding. But after suffering an accident, Kate, is forced to stay longer. There’s a tempting distraction in the form of Dr Steve Russell, a handsome and troubled doctor who once loved Kate’s sister, but who wants nothing to do with a long-term commitment …

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May 022015
 

‘Grace has this amazing knack of creating sexual tension not just through a few pages, but the whole damn book… ending in incredible sex.’ – Midnight Boudoir 

An Executive Decision – Book One in The Executive Decision Series

Overworked CEO Ellison Thorne has no time for sex, let alone romance. The only answer, at least where his retiring business partner Beverly is concerned, is a no-strings sex clause in her replacement’s contract, designed to make Ellis’ busy life easier – and hotter. But she’s joking, right? 

When Dee Henning takes over Beverly’s job, sparks fly between her and Ellis, but work takes priority in driven Dee’s life too. Can one night of passion in a Paris hotel room prove Beverly’s Sex Clause is their secret to success in the boardroom and the bedroom, and what will happen if that private clause becomes public knowledge?

Identity Crisis – Book Two in The Executive Decision Series

This romantic suspense novel is recommended to hopeless romantics who know love triumphs over all.

Tess Delaney is the hottest property in romantic fiction, but the reclusive Tess has a secret – she’s really the alter ego of Garrett Thorne, bad boy brother of business tycoon Ellison Thorne. When Tess is nominated for the Golden Kiss Award, Garrett recruits PR specialist, Kendra Davis, to keep his secret and be Tess for the awards despite their mutual animosity.

Hatred turns to scorching passion, but when Tess is stalked by a rabid fan, an identity crisis is eclipsed by a battle for survival. It seems Tess, the woman who doesn’t exist, just might understand Kendra and Garrett’s hearts better than they do.

The Exhibition – Book Three in The Executive Decision Series

Successful NYC gallery owner, Stacie Emerson, is ex-fiancée to one Thorne brother and ex-wife to the other. Though the three have made peace, Ellison Thorne’s friend, wildlife photographer, Harris Walker, still doesn’t like her. When Stacie convinces Harris to exhibit his work for the opening of her new gallery she never intended to include him in her other more hazardous plans. But when those plans draw the attention of dangerous business tycoon, Terrance Jamison, Harris comes to her aid. In the shadow of a threat only Stacie understands, can she dare let Harris into her life and make room for love? 

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May 012015
 

All that lab technician Daniel Dreghorn wants is a better job, more money, a new flat – oh, and perhaps to meet a few more girls. It’s not much to ask of life, is it? All his dreams are answered with one visit to a faulty cash machine, but is it too good to be true? Yes, Daniel, it is…

Daniel’s life goes from bad to mad as a series of deaths are attributed to him and some very shady characters start to believe he is more than he seems. As Daniel’s colleagues at the university become suspicious of his actions, madcap Professor Farquharson sees him as a way of achieving a long-held desire… Can Daniel avoid being drawn into his boss’s crazy schemes? Can he avoid the attentions of a bent copper? Are Dr Bernini’s doughnuts all they seem to be?

A Clear Solution is a hilarious look at what happens when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time – complete with homicidal bank managers.

 

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Apr 302015
 

Five full length novels from best-selling contemporary women’s fiction authors in one boxset 

Ordinary Miracles – Grace Wynne -Jones

“Funny, heartwarming and special” – Marian Keyes

 It only takes ordinary miracles to change your life.

Jasmine Smith: forty next month and not ready for it; married to a man she likes and not prepared to give up on love; smothered by life’s mundanity, and yet drawn towards its mystery.  She wants the sort of love that makes her feel more alive, she wants wild sex in stalle d lifts with film stars. She wants something else….

Jasmine Smith is in desperate need of a miracle.  And with the help of an adventurous school friend, a man called Charlie and a pig called Rosie she is about to find one.

A Street Café Named Desire – R J Gould

When David meets Bridget at a school reunion, he unexpectedly finds himself falling for her. With problems at work and a failing marriage, David feels he’s going nowhere, and mysterious, enigmatic Bridget draws him out of his shell. He’s overjoyed when, against all odds, she returns his interest – but what is it in her past that makes her reluctant to reveal her true feelings?

As their relationship progresses, David starts to think he may realise his dreams – but will he get everything he’s ever wanted, or is it all too good to be true? 

Perfect Alibis – Jane Wenham-Jones

“The story you’ve always wanted to read about infidelity.” Cosmopolitan

PA’s agency offers Perfect Alibis for the unfaithful.

Stephanie – bored housewife and disillusioned mother – wants a job, and Madeleine’s recruitment company appears to be the ideal place to go. Except that PAs isn’t quite what it seems. Far from providing companies with Personal Assistants, the agency offers Perfect Alibis to unfaithful women. And as Stephanie soon discovers, there are lots of them about! Founder member Patsy is a serial philanderer and there’s a dark side to her best friend Millie. For the well-heeled ladies of Edenhurst, PA’s is a ticket to risk-free adultery.

So when Stephanie’s first love, Troy returns to town even she is tempted. But her life is soon in turmoil, and that’s before the tabloids get involved….

Helter Skelter – Della Galton

“Della Galton is always worth reading” Take A Break

“Della’s writing is stylish, moving, original and fun: a wonderfully satisfying journey to a destination you can eagerly anticipate without ever guessing.” Liz Smith, Fiction Editor, My Weekly. Brought up on a seaside fairground, Vanessa knows all about what a rollercoaster ride life can be. Tragedy forces her to flee but when she discovers that her husband, a property developer, is cheating on her she returns. But the fair has gone, the land, bought by her husband, is now covered by luxury flats. Going back can be painful but this is just the start of the Helter Skelter for Vanessa.

While she feels her life is spiralling ever downwards, there are the strong arms of a passion from her past to catch her at the end.

Love in Vogue – Eve Bourton

When her tycoon father suddenly dies, Corinne Marchand throws herself into running his couture empire based in Paris. Having been abandoned by her playboy lover Philippe de Rochmort three years earlier, she’s also mistrustful of men and convinced that she is better off alone – so when she meets attractive merchant banker Miles Corsley, she refuses to give him the time of day, let alone a date. Corinne’s younger sister, model Yolande, has loved Philippe’s brother Yves all her life, and they are to be married – but after meeting bad boy film star Patrick Dubuisson she breaks off her engagement and embarks on a passionate affair in Hollywood. When Philippe finally returns to France and shocking secrets are revealed, Corinne has to decide if she will trust Miles with more than her money as they battle to save her company from a hostile takeover – while Yolande learns the hard way that Hollywood glamour doesn’t always bring happiness.

Paris is the city of love, but will it ever be in vogue for the Marchand girls again?

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Apr 292015
 

Christmas in the Cotswolds

A festive sequel to Another Cup of Christmas by Jenny Kane

Izzie Spencer-Harris, owner of the Cotswold Art and Craft Centre, is due to host the prestigious Cotswold Choir’s annual Christmas carol concert in her beautiful converted church. Or at least she was, until a storm smashed a hole right through the chancel roof.

Days from Christmas, Izzie suddenly finds herself up to her neck in DIY, with her last dodgy workman having walked off the job. She does the only thing she can … calls in her best friend Megan to help.

Leaving Peggy and Scott to run Pickwicks Café in her absence, Megan heads to the Cotswolds for Christmas. Within minutes of her arrival, she finds herself hunting down anyone willing to take on extra work so close to Christmas. It seems the only person available to help is Joseph Parker – a carpenter who, while admittedly gorgeous, seems to have ulterior motives for everything he does …

With Izzie’s bossy mother, Lady Spencer-Harris, causing her problems at every turn, an accident at work causing yet more delays, and the date for the concert drawing ever nearer, it’s going to take a lot more than Mrs Vickers’ powerful mulled wine to make sure everything is all right on the night …

 

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Apr 282015
 

Comfort and Joy

by Christina Jones

Eighty might be the new sixty, but the enlightened elderly ladies of The Terrace still aren’t too pleased when they realise that the council have moved a single mother into a house on the street. It might be the season of comfort and joy, but there’s trouble brewing on The Terrace …

Santa Lives

by Tricia Maw

Tessa Stanton knows the launderette isn’t the ideal place to spend Christmas Eve, but it sure beats her empty house. She dozes off, and when she wakes she’s somewhat surprised to see Santa tumbling around in a washing machine, struggling to get out …

A Christmas Murder

by Marsali Taylor

Live-aboard yacht skipper Cass Lynch is preparing for Christmas with DI Gavin Macrae at his family home in the Highlands … but first of all they need to find out just why the Father Christmas dummy at Scalloway Castle has suddenly come to life – or rather, to death …

No Smoke Without Fire

by Bill Kitson 

Christmas: a time of joy and happiness, but not for the emergency services. After last year’s fatal arson attack, Dinsdale police fear the worst when they’re called back to another fire on the Normanton estate. But things aren’t as they seem – certainly not for Lauren, who meets a very strange character outside her house on Christmas Eve … 

Proof of the Pudding

by Jane Wenham-Jones 

After Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and cake smothered in icing and marzipan, no one ever eats the Christmas pudding anyway. But when Mum decides not to bother with one this year, there’s uproar from Dad and the children, and she realises that the proof of the pudding isn’t in the eating after all.

What the Dickens!

by Caroline Dunford

At the Mullers’ estate, Euphemia Martins is helping Richenda to make her daughter’s first family Christmas a special one. But when Bertram Stapleford comes to stay, his bad mood sours the festive atmosphere. Richenda decides to play a practical joke on her moody sibling – but sometimes laughter can end in tears …

Merry Christmas Everybody

by Jane Risdon

There are tensions in the studio when Twister record their new album. The band members are at each other’s throats and someone is messing up the mix on their recordings. The band blames their producer, but it soon becomes clear that someone unexpected is trying to get a message of festive goodwill through to them …

Family Matters

by Jane Jackson

It hasn’t been a great year for Jess. Newly widowed and left in massive debt, she tries to forget about things as she prepares for Christmas. But when a frightened young couple stow away in Polvellan church hall before the Christmas concert, Jess soon realises what really matters as she and her friends rally round for two people in need.

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Apr 272015
 

Set against the backdrop of 1950s Glasgow and the grand drama of the young Queen’s coronation, Avril has two suitors to choose from. However, both have secrets, and only once Avril finds out what they are hiding, will she be able to choose a love to last a lifetime. Will Avril be tempted by the charming Jack or choose the quiet Gordon?  

Caught between two lovers, a choice once made will affect her entire life.

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