by Jeanne Devlin
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier.’
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
What would the New Year be without the promise of new books — and new series — by your favorite authors? Not a year this reader would want to endure. But fear not, January 2016 delivers both.
Out today in both paperback and eBook from New York Times Bestselling Author Catherine Anderson is New Leaf, Anderson’s second Mystic Creek Novel. Taffeta Brown returns to Mystic Creek in the wake of great personal loss: her no-good, wealthy husband having not only betrayed her but also won custody of their daughter. Back in the small Oregon town, Taffy meets the one man who might be able to help her get her daughter back, though it could require a faux marriage to make it happen.
New York Times Bestselling Author Kat Martin unveils a new contemporary series this month with Into the Fury. Book 1 in her A BOSS, Inc. Series introduces the trio of men (a bodyguard, a bounty hunter, and a PI) who comprise Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc. When an anonymous letter threatens to derail a national lingerie model tour, Ethan Brodie’s credentials as a former cop turned private investigator seem just what the case calls for if the women are to remain safe. Already unsettled at the idea of traveling for weeks with an entourage of diva models, Ethan almost loses his moorings when he meets the breath-taking Valentine Hart. As murder follows the tour and the women show their mettle, Ethan begins to wonder: Could there be more to Val—and the other models—than he thought?
New York Times Bestselling Authors Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin follow their Moreno & Hart Mysteries eNovella, Frosted, with Book 3 in the eSeries: Lost and Found. Scarlet Moreno and Krista Hart’s PI business is on the skids when the duo lands a new case. And this one’s personal. Scarlet has finally gotten some answers about the mysterious shooting that cost her both her badge and nearly her life. There’s just one little catch: the previously overlooked witness has vanished. It’s been three years since the attempt on her partner’s life, and Krista soon realizes that finding the witness will be the most challenging skip trace of her career. So she brings in the big guns: rival private investigator R.J. Flynn. The more the three dig, the more they all realize that the stakes have been upped: a vicious killer with everything to lose now wants both Scarlet and Krista dead.
Meanwhile, Shiloh Walker welcomes the New Year with Headed for Trouble in print for the first time. Neve McKay traded her small hometown for a big-city career, but after a relationship gone badly shatters her world she finds herself fleeing to the South in search of safety and a new beginning. Ironically, the only thing new in town is a pub with Scottsman Ian Campbell behind the bar. Which begs the question: Has Neve walked right back into trouble again—only this time it’s wielding an accent?
May 2016 bring you good tidings and good reads.