June 2012

New Release: Forbidden by Abbie Williams

It’s been some time since we signed on a new author and we are terribly pleased and proud to present Abbie Williams’ debut novel; a story which will have you glued to the page as you root for the couple that has all the odds stacked against them. Forbidden is published under our new romance imprint – Everheart Books.

It is a novel about friendship, family, love, and what happens when the three collide. Trailer park dweller and waitress Bryce Mitchell falls for the love of her life, Matthew Sternhagen, on the first night she meets him. But after Matthew leaves her after what seems like a one-night stand, Bryce is left questioning her feelings. Just as she is coming to terms with Matthew’s sudden departure, she finds him in the most unexpected of places. After discovering that he is actually her long lost half-uncle, their worlds are turned upside down. Following Bryce and Matthew as they try to navigate the world with the burden of forbidden love on their shoulders is an exciting and heart-wrenching adventure.

Williams gives you characters to fall in love with, while she simultaneously breaks your heart. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a blend of suspense & romance.

Abbie Williams has been addicted to love stories ever since first sneaking her mother’s copy of The Flame and the Flower; and since then, she’s been jotting down her own in a notebook. A school teacher who spends her days with  her own true love, their three daughters, and a very busy schedule, she is most happy when she gets a few hours to indulge in visiting the characters in her stories.  When she’s not writing, teaching or spending time with her family, you’ll find her either camping, making a grand mess in her kitchen at various cooking attempts, or listening to a good bluegrass banjo.

New Release: A Shared Confidence by William Topek

We’re starting off the summer with a book that is sure to keep you in your lawn chair reading, and avoiding doing all those summer tasks you said you would get done.

William Topek again transports us back to the Dirty Thirties and brings us Devlin Caine, a private investigator who normally follows cheating wives and petty thieves. But after a particularly tough investigation, he’s pulled himself out of his bottle and is staying out of trouble. Until his brother calls, needing help with someone who is framing him for embezzlement. What Caine thinks is a simple job turns out to be anything but that. As he tries to stay one step ahead of one of the most notorious con men on the East Coast, Caine finds himself up against the mob, the FBI, and local con-artists.

Topek has a knack for painting situations that transport us back to a time not so unlike the one we’re in now. One where seemingly kindly folks take trusting people for all their money in elaborate stock market schemes; where the greed of regular people is exploited and where the government always seems to be one step behind.

Have fun losing yourself in the world that Topek has artfully created, and trust us, you won’t be able to get up out of that chair.