Heartsong Presents April New Releases

My fifth fiction book release with Harlequin’s Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line, Winning Over the Heiress, released in February. Today I’m posting information on all the new Heartsong Presents releases for April.

Four Heartsong Presents books are released each month under the Love Inspired brand: two contemporary inspirational romances and two historical inspirational romances. The Love Inspired range of books include contemporary romance (Love Inspired), historical romance (Love Inspired Historical) and romantic suspense (Love Inspired Suspense).

North American readers can purchase books from the Harlequin Reader Service. International readers outside the USA and Canada can purchase the print books online from Amazon and The Book Depository (free international shipping). If you’re looking for inspirational (Christian) romances to read, please check out the Heartsong Presents and Love Inspired books.

Dating Best Man

Could Cory Bellanger Be More Than a Friend? 

The tall, dark and handsome forest ranger has a way of making Daphne Carruthers feel safe. Her brother’s buddy is also awakening feelings deeper than friendship. Daphne wants to believe in the future Cory’s offering, but first she must come to terms with her painful past.

Helping Daphne recover from a difficult relationship, Cory knows he has to be careful where her heart is concerned. And Cory is hiding a secret of his own that could destroy the fragile trust they’re starting to build. Can he stop their pasts from sabotaging their future together—and convince Daphne he’s the best man for her?

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Reclaiming Cowboys Heart

Donna Greene Is the Ultimate Survivor  

Twenty years ago, a horrible accident nearly destroyed her family’s business. And everyone still blames her former fiancé, Jamie Martin. Donna’s managed to thrive, despite life’s many curveballs. But when Jamie crosses her path at Cheyenne Frontier Days, Donna isn’t prepared for the feelings that still endure after all these years.

Party boy Jamie is a changed man in every way—except for the love he still harbors for the only woman who made him whole. Jamie’s newfound faith could pave the way for a second chance at his first love…if Donna can find it in her heart to forgive.

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Soldiers Redemption

Jacob Taft Is Ready to Leave Town 

But when an earthquake devastates San Francisco, the army sergeant stays to aid in the recovery. With an entire camp of refugees to protect, Jacob believes his present obligations—and his past regrets—leave no room for romance. Until he meets a selfless, kindhearted beauty determined to help as many survivors as she can.

Growing up in an orphanage, Nina Hansen always longed for a family. Creating her own with the children she rescues comes naturally…as do her feelings for Jacob. Though the handsome soldier seems set in his solitary ways, Nina’s bright outlook is contagious. Will rebuilding the city together tear down the walls around their hearts?

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Lumberjacks Bride

Julianne Maxwell Is a Bride Without a Groom 

Stranded in Seattle after her intended married another, the mail-order bride can’t return to the troubled life she fled from. She has little choice but to marry the handsome logger who steps in to rescue her. And though Caleb Hansen is gentle and kind, Julianne can’t trust him with the truth about her past.

Caleb understands that Julianne needs a home, and he needs a mother for his orphaned infant nephew. He knows nothing about his new wife, or the memories that haunt her. But he can tell their connection goes deeper than convenience. He’ll do whatever it takes to make them a real family, before Julianne’s secrets drive them apart…

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Book Recommendation: Vegas Vacation by Clare Revell

Vegas Vacation

Former protective services officer, Sgt. Martin Ames, is five weeks short of medical retirement from the Vegas PD when he lands one last case: spoiled English heiress, Lady Tamlyn Bradshaw, whose bodyguard is hospitalized with suspected food poisoning.

Tamlyn is on holiday, her first without her father and his ever present bodyguards. She wants to have fun, not spend the time stuck in a hotel room with a disabled cop, even if he is tall, dark and disturbingly handsome.

When food poisoning becomes murder, passions and tempers flare as Martin attempts to keep Tamlyn safe from the assailant who gains everything on her death.

Narelle: Vegas Vacation is part of the Passport to Romance novella series and I won an ebook copy from a blog giveaway. I enjoyed the story, set in Los Vegas, USA.

Tamlyn is like a bird in a gilded cage, surrounded by hired help in a world of privilege and misery. She desperately wants freedom from her overprotective father, who controls nearly every aspect of her life. She plans a trip to Vegas with her bodyguard in tow, and her itinerary is thrown into chaos when her bodyguard falls ill just after they land on US soil.

Martin, a Vegas cop who was injured in the line of duty, is tasked with the responsibility of looking after Tamlyn while her bodyguard is in hospital. Martin and Tamlyn are drawn to each other, despite coming from vastly different worlds. She thinks nothing of gambling a few hundred dollars in a roulette game, loose change in her eyes and a large amount of money to lose from his perspective. Conservative readers may not be comfortable with the casino setting and gambling in the story.

Martin challenges Tamlyn’s lukewarm faith and her sense of entitlement. Danger surrounds them and the stakes are raised when the distinction between their professional and personal relationship is blurred.

I like bodyguard romances and Vegas Vacation didn’t disappoint. The attraction between Tamlyn and Martin was tangible and realistically portrayed. The story has many of the fairy tale elements that appeal to romance readers. I wanted to see Tamlyn and Martin overcome obstacles, from the past and present, to achieve their happily-ever-after ending. I recommend Vegas Vacation to readers who are looking for a fun, short contemporary romance novella.

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ACRBA Tour Swallow Me, NOW! by Melissa Gijsbers

2 – 6 March 2015

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Swallow Me, Now!

(Lilly Pilly Press, October 2014)

By

Melissa Gijsbers

 

About the Book:

All Sam wants to do is to fit in at her new school. Feeling alone, and desperately trying to find her place in the world, she concocts an AMAZING story – BUT it backfires on her, and she becomes known as the ‘Evil Genius’s Daughter!’ Can her life get any worse?

About the Author

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Narelle’s thoughts

I enjoyed reading Swallow Me, NOW! and I read the whole story in one sitting. The story is easy to read and the target audience is children aged 7-12 years.

Sam is in Year Five and the story starts on Sam’s first day at a new primary (elementary) school in suburban Melbourne. Sam’s parents were missionaries in Nepal, and she recently returned to Australia after many years abroad. An Aussie school is a culture shock for Sam. We follow her journey as she struggles to fit in at her new school. The story addresses important social issues that confront many children. I highly recommend Swallow Me, NOW! for children who are looking for a fun story with a positive and inspiring message of hope.

My daughter’s thoughts: I liked how the story is realistic and shows how hard it can be for kids to adapt to a new school. Even if you’re not starting at a new school, bullying can still happen to you. I also loved how Sam was very creative and was brave enough to talk about the mean things that were happening to her. I understood why she finally fought back and didn’t just let it keep happening to her. The story was fun and exciting. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

We received a complimentary review copy from the author.