Changes (The Magic Jukebox Book 1) by Judith Arnold

The Magic Jukebox sits in the Faulk Street Tavern in the quiet seaside town of Brogan’s Point, Massachusetts. No one knows what classic rock songs will come out of the jukebox when a coin is inserted, but every now and then, the jukebox will play a song that casts a spell on two bar patrons—a song that will change their lives and open their hearts to love.

Antiques dealer Diana Simms is engaged to her longtime boyfriend when she finds herself inside the Faulk Street Tavern. The song “Changes” emerges from the jukebox and enchants her. It also captivates Nick Fiore, a local guy who’s arrived at adulthood the hard way, after a tour through the juvenile justice system. Now he’s dedicated his life to helping other troubled kids. He has no business even looking at a beautiful, well-bred woman wearing a diamond engagement ring. But once they’re bewitched by the jukebox, he and Diana must change their lives, their goals, their dreams…and their hearts.

Author: Judith Arnold

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
228 reviews

Crossroads (Crossroads Saga Book 1) by Mary Ting and Bookfabulous Designs

* * * READERS FAVORITE GOLD AWARD WINNER 2012–YOUNG ADULT * * *
***Based on a dream the author had in high school-chapter 1 & 2***
Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.

Claudia Emerson’s life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia’s dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim–half angel, half human. Now that she’s been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.

Author: Mary Ting and Bookfabulous Designs

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
301 reviews

Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry Ficklin

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Author: Sherry Ficklin

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
208 reviews

Bailey’s Great Escape (A Cute Dog Story) by Bapps Media

Bailey’s Great Escape

Bailey’s Great Escape is a heartwarming short story about one of the smallest puppies with the biggest hearts. Bailey is determined to free his friends and family from the horrible puppy mill that they’ve been forced to live in.

This touching tale of a neglected dog shares his experiences in his own voice, taking readers from his days of neglect, to the shelter, to a home filled with love. Follow him on this extraordinary journey and fall in love with a new hero.
Bailey shows that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but it’s about the size of the fight in the dog! Enjoy!

Author: Bapps Media

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
252 reviews

Quail Crossings by Jennifer McMurrain

Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter. Despite her grief, she still must fight to bring her remaining family through the already trying times of The Great Depression. Her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings. She isn’t thrilled that he’s hired a young 18 year old boy who’s caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these children or be forever trapped in the darkness of the loss in her family.

Author: Jennifer McMurrain

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
384 reviews

Undeniably Yours (A Porter Family Novel Book #1): a novel by Becky Wade

Winsome and Romantic–the Perfect Summer Read!When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she becomes the majority shareholder of his oil company and the single inheritor of his fortune. Though Meg is soft-spoken and tenderhearted–more interested in art than in oil–she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of her father’s empire.The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.Bo’s determined to resent the woman who’s decided to rob him of his dream. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them–her wealth, his unworthiness, her family’s outrage–and earn the right to love her.But just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their love–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?

Author: Becky Wade

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
372 reviews

Playing with Poison: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Cue Ball Mysteries Book 1) by Cindy Blackburn

Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn’t sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she’s about to learn.

Her skill set doesn’t exactly fit the task, however. Jessie put herself through college hustling at a pool table, and nowadays makes her living writing racy novels. This middle-aged romance author has excellent people-watching skills, a keen imagination, and street smarts going way back. Come to think of it, Jessie is the perfect sleuth.

Playing With Poison is a cozy mystery with a lot of humor, a little romance, and far too much champagne.

“Jessie is the new sleuth that you will want to follow again and again.”
Best Selling Author, Tonya Kappes

“Playing With Poison is a fun cozy mystery that will keep you laughing and on your toes all the way to the nail-biting end. Cindy Blackburn brings a fresh, new voice to the mystery genre. Go get your copy today!”
Dorothy St. James, author of The White House Gardener Mysteries

“Like Jessie Hewitt, her intriguing pool shark/romance author heroine, Playing with Poison author Cindy Blackburn knows how to start with a fast break and run the table, leaving readers applauding her skill. This cozy murder mystery, the first in Blackburn’s Cueball series, pairs fifty-two-year-old Jessie with the handsome and frustrated Captain Wilson Rye, who doesn’t know whether to kiss or handcuff his exasperating prime suspect. Plenty of quirky characters populate Playing with Poison, including a sleazoid ex-husband, a rabid TV reporter, ditzy neighbors, and—my favorite—a deranged literary agent, who’ll do anything to boost Jessie’s best-seller ranking. If you enjoy your mystery peppered with humor and romance, Cindy Blackburn has the balls racked and ready for you to play.”
Linda Lovely, author of the Marley Clark Mystery Series

Author: Cindy Blackburn

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
694 reviews

Bluestone Homecoming (Welcome to Bluestone Book 1) by MJ Fredrick

War correspondent Leo Ericson returns to his hometown of Bluestone Lake, Minnesota, when his parents notify him his young son is having trouble fitting in at school. Leo doesn’t know how to be a single parent since the death of his wife, and he certainly has no desire to return to Bluestone. But he needs a place for his son, a place where he’ll be with family, while Leo does his job. He’ll stay long enough to get Max settled, then go back to work. School counselor Trinity Madison watches Leo struggle with his son, trying to overcome the mental barricade she’s erected against the man who sent his son away when he’s perfectly capable of caring for the child. The situation brings about her own unsettled feelings about giving her child up for adoption when she was young. But as she observes Leo’s difficulties, his sacrifices, she softens toward the man. While he’s in town, he ends up working with some old friends and Trinity on a committee to revitalize Bluestone. The former resort town is struggling and looking for ways to bring tourists back. Leo finds himself charmed, then smitten with the feisty counselor, but will he still love her when he learns her secret?

Author: MJ Fredrick

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
176 reviews

Don’t Be A Stranger: A Light-Hearted Valerie Inkerman Mystery (Valerie Inkerman Investigates Book 1) by A.R. Winters

When Valerie Inkerman’s roommate Jerry gets her a waitressing gig at cushy Hamptons party, she has no idea that murder is on the menu.
“A Delightful Book For A Relaxing Read!”
But when one of the guests is found dead and Jerry is accused of being the killer, Val knows she needs to utilise all her skills as a private investigator to clear his name.
Trying to track down the victim’s possible enemies and find new leads, Val faces distractions in the form of old acquaintances and a hot dinner date. But as Val’s leads all turn into dead ends, the killer seems to stay step ahead of her all the time.
Val knows she’s close to finding out the truth, but will she be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together before time runs out for Jerry or the killer strikes again?
Praise for A.R. Winters:
“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet A.R. Winters.” – Rea, Amazon.com
“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery” – Jaycie D, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“A delightful book for a relaxing read.” – Melissa Greenberg, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

Author: A.R. Winters

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
401 reviews