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Sunday Showcase–December 29

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Today I have a few new ones to add. For Christmas I received The Green Rider series by Kristen Britain

 Green Rider

GreenriderFrom Good Reads:  On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G’ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering of hooves as a galloping horse bursts from the woods, the rider slumped over his mount’s neck, impaled by two black-shafted arrows. As the young man lies dying on the road, he tells Karigan that he is a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the king, and that he bears a “life and death” message for King Zachary. He begs Karigan to carry his message, warning her not to read it, and when she reluctantly agrees, he makes her swear on his sword to complete his mission “for love of country.” As he bestows upon her the golden winged-horse brooch which is the symbol of his office, he whispers on his dying breath, “Beware the shadow man…”

Karigan’s promise changes her life forever. Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, she herself becomes a legendary Green Rider. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, Karigan is hounded by dark beings bent on seeing that the message, and its reluctant carrier, never reach their destination

First Rider’s Call
firstriderscallFrom Good Reads: In this long-awaited sequel to Green Rider, Karigan G’ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic. Compelled by forces she cannot understand, she becomes one of the legendary Green Riders-magic messengers to the king. Pursued by the ghost of the First Rider, Karigan will re-enter the life of the Green Riders-just as an ancient evil is reawakening…

and The High King’s Tomb.

highkingsFrom Good Reads: For Karigan G’ladheon, the call of magic in her blood is too strong to resist. Karigan returns to the Green Riders, the magical messengers of the king, to find she’s badly needed. Rider magic has become unstable, many Riders have been lost, and the Rider corps is seriously threatened. The timing couldn’t be worse. An ancient evil, long dormant, has reawakened, and the world is in peril. Karigan must face deadly danger and complex magic to save the kingdom from certain doom.

I also got Bella Andre’s One Perfect Night

Can’t Buy Me Love by Amie Louellen

Synopsis:

Thanks to his aunt’s cockamamie will, Blake Caldwell has two choices: get married or forfeit the family fortune. He’s worked too hard to let it all go now. He has no choice. He’s got to get married. He needs someone who’s not from his social circle. Someone who will sign a pre-nup and walk away after the required year of marriage.
Enter Paige Parker: temporary secretary and wall flower extraordinaire. Paige just wants to raise enough money to get back to her father’s missionary work in Africa. Blake’s offer of marriage is the perfect way to raise the funds she needs so she can return to the remote village where she belongs.
But marriage between strangers is never easy. Blake finds Paige more of a distraction than an asset as she starts to transform before his eyes. But the sudden and strange accidents that endanger Blake’s life have him suspecting his plain bride wants the entire inheritance for herself.

Autumn Masquerade by Gemma JulianaGJAutumnMasq

* She’s a corporate executive with a secret–she’s psychic and speaks with
dead people.


* Her boss–a wealthy hotelier–lost his wife in a tragic accident two years ago.


* Her psychic gifts always bring rejection and judgment. Now she is the psychic
at an Autumn Masquerade her boss is attending–can she make it through the night
without him finding out it’s her? Not if the ghost of his wife has anything to
do with it…

TschneiderWitchsthiefThe Witch’s Thief by Tricia Schneider.

To save her sister’s life, Julia Grey seeks a spell hidden somewhere within Merriweather Manor. Her position as a lady’s companion affords her the freedom to search the house. But time is running out. The necromancer she’s bargained with is growing impatient. And an unexpected appearance of a man from her past makes matters worse in an already complicated situation.

Basil Merriweather returns to England after ten years abroad to discover his childhood sweetheart living in his home. But, he’s no longer the carefree man of his youth and she’s hiding something–deadly secrets Basil vows to uncover even as he hides a dark secret of his own.

While neither Basil nor Julia will trust in the other, their hearts speak a truer language. In a grand attempt to save Julia’s sister and Basil’s life, the two must finally confess sinister truths. Will their admissions help or hinder any future they may have together? Or will the necromancer destroy all in a vile attempt at revenge.

Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold by J.L. Salter

A stubborn boyfriend with the sniffles is the last thing Amanda needs in her apartment during THIS work crisis, but how can she get clueless Jason to leave without just ending their relationship?

Fortunately, her divorced girlfriend hurriedly develops the devious scare-cure. Amanda throws everything at Jason that Christine can dream up and that apartment becomes the least hospitable place a man could possibly imagine. Extensive potpourri and a glued-down toilet seat are just the beginning.

But how serious are the privacy risks as Christine blogs about her scare-cure? Can this crazy scheme really get Jason out of Amanda’s hair at home before she loses her mind at work?

Will Amanda’s relationship even survive the kooky cure of Jason’s man-cold?

a “clean” screwball romantic comedy

and

Katania by Ruth Watson-Morrison

Kathos :
The beginning, where the world began, how Kathos found the Voxian people and Mallick the demi-god… more explanation about Kathos and the Voxians.
Katania:
The world as the Voxians know it is about to change, when a sweeping alien attack leaves their planet in the grip of death!
Katania and her Voxian friends are here to save them all along with some familiar faces from the adult books.

So what’d you get this week?

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