Here are a few of the recent and upcoming releases from members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
By Karen Duvall
Harlequin Luna March 23, 2012
Trade Paperback $14.95
“After the warrior she loves saved her from a murderous gargoyle, Chalice watched helplessly as Aydin turned into a gargoyle himself. Now, free from the curse that enslaved her, Chalice pledges to join her sister knights in The Order of the Hatchet—and do whatever it takes to regain Aydin's humanity…and his love. What she encounters within their hallowed sanctuary is pure intrigue.
Someone—or something—is murdering her sisters in their sleep, provoking fear and suspicion among the order. Meanwhile, Aydin, unable to stay away, starts haunting Chalice's dreams, urging her onward. Ultimately, Chalice will be faced with an agonizing choice—one that will tear away at her newfound identity and force her to choose between duty and desire.”
More information about Karen and her books is available at her blog. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Wave Me Good-bye
By Teresa Funke
Victory House Press March 2012
Trade Paperback (8-13 year olds) $7.67
“Based on a true story from World War II: As the only Jewish girl in her New York neighborhood, thirteen-year-old Miriam Liebler has a lot on her mind. World War II is raging, and her brother will soon pack his bags to join the fight. Blackouts and air-raid drills punctuate her daily life. Worse yet, her family has heard nothing from their Jewish relatives in Europe since before the war started, and Miriam fears the worst.
Her friends don't understand her worries-until she meets Christopher Richards, an orphaned English boy whisked to America to escape the deadly bombings of London. Miriam and Chris exchange candy, comic books, and secrets through the iron bars of the orphanage fence. When Miriam's mother takes in a German-Jewish refugee and her daughter, Miriam becomes entangled in the woman's desperate search to find her family. Will her friendship with Chris survive when trouble brews?”
For more information about Teresa’s series of World War II stories for kids and her well-known collection of women’s stories, Dancing in Combat Boots, visit her website. She is also on Facebook.
Marked in Mexico
By Kim McMahill
Inspired Romance Novels
E-book for Kindle, Nook $2.99
When hostages are taken at one of Mexico’s most popular Mayan ruins an idyllic Caribbean vacation turns deadly.
The kidnappers believe the abduction will be a simple way to negotiate the release of a colleague from a Texas prison, but matters become complicated and the stakes much higher when they realize one of their hostages is the daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator and another is an ex-Army Ranger who has no intention of playing by the rules.
For more information about Kim and Marked in Mexico, visit her website or blog.
Finding Her Son
By Robin Perini
Harlequin Intrigue March 6, 2012
Mass Market Paperback $5.25
"Investigating a cold case is SWAT cop Mitch Bradford's worst nightmare—especially when it involves a kidnapped infant. But thanks to an injury, he'll have to settle for following Emily Wentworth instead of breaking down doors and cuffing criminals. The prime suspect in a mysterious disappearance, Emily has always claimed she was framed. And as he earns the trust of the incredibly desperate—and unbelievably beautiful—mother, every instinct tells Mitch to believe her.
Then new evidence unfolds, revealing an elaborate conspiracy and forcing Emily into a deadly spotlight. Now, torn between loyalty to the badge and his promises to Emily, Mitch may have to make the ultimate sacrifice if he's to bring her little boy home."
Visit Robin at her website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
The Never Prayer
By Aaron Michael Ritchey
Crescent Moon Press March 29, 2012
Trade Paperback $14.99
"Blown in on the winds of storm, two mysterious boys show up in Avalon, Colorado: one wants to save Lena, the other will try to destroy her.
Fiercely independent, Lena doesn’t think she needs saving. And she has already been destroyed. After her parents are killed, she alone must take care of her little brother and her mentally ill aunt. She does this the only way she knows how–by living a life of crime and desperation.
Drawn into a hellish game of love and lust, Lena will have to walk the shadowy line between demon and angel, and in the end, the fate her family and her soul will rest on the impossible decision she alone must make."
Find more information about Aaron and The Never Prayer at his website and blog. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
List compiled by Pat Stoltey