posted on September 9, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

Why Not Fill Your 30 Days in September with Some Great Books

By Jaycie Cash

School is back in session and we’re heading full steam towards fall. While not fill all 30 days of September with some great reads by Writerspace Top Shelf Authors, like:

9780373777600_smp.inddThe Homecoming
A Thunder Point Novel #6
By Robyn Carr
Mass Market Paperback and eBook
Published by MIRA
Released August 26, 2014

In a small town, reputation is everything. In her latest novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores the burden placed on a young man returning home to face his mistakes—the first step in claiming the life he was meant to live.

At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been.

Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he’s been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he’s become a better, humbler version of his former self.

Winning over his father isn’t the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he’s finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?

The Hot ZoneThe Hot Zone
A Rainshadow Novel #3
By Jayne Castle
Published by Jove
Released August 26, 2014

The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island.

Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret…

Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn.

And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow…

Virtue FallsVirtue Falls
Virtue Falls #1
By Christina Dodd
Published by St. Martin’s Press
Released September 9, 2014

Twenty-three years ago, in the isolated coastal town of Virtue Falls, Washington, four year old Elizabeth Banner witnessed her mother’s brutal murder. Elizabeth’s father was convicted of killing Misty and sentenced to prison.

Elizabeth was sent to live with relatives, and grew from a solitary child to a beautiful woman with a cool scientific mind and an instinctive distrust of love. Now Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls, a geologist like her father, living cautiously, her life guided by logic and facts.

But nothing can help her through the emotional chaos that follows the return of her ex-husband, Garik Jacobsen, an FBI agent on probation and tortured by the guilt of his past deeds. Nor can it help her deal with her father, now stricken with Alzheimer’s and haunted by Misty’s ghost.

When a massive earthquake reveals long-concealed secrets, Elizabeth soon discovers her father is innocent. Is the killer still at large, stalking ever closer to the one witness to Misty’s murder? To Elizabeth herself? Elizabeth and Garik investigate, stirring old dark and deadly resentments that could provoke another bloody murder– Elizabeth’s own.

How the Scoundrel SeducesHow the Scoundrel Seduces
The Duke’s Men #3
By Sabrina Jeffries
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Pocket Books
Released August 19, 2014

The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke’s Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies—and unexpectedly finds love.

Investigator Tristan Bonnaud has one aim in life—to make sure that his half-brother George can’t ever ruin his life again. So when the pesky Lady Zoe Keane, the daughter of the Earl of Olivier, shows up demanding that the Duke’s Men find a mysterious gypsy woman, he seizes the opportunity to also hunt for a gypsy friend who knows secrets about George. Tristan doesn’t expect to uncover Lady Zoe’s family secrets, as well…or end up falling for the woman who will risk all to discover the truth.

Granite ManGranite Man
Rocking M Romance #3
By Elizabeth Lowell
eBook, Two of a Kind
Published by MIRA
Released August 21, 2014, reissued from March 1991

An Elizabeth Lowell classic. First time in eBook.

Cash McQueen had learned the hard way not to trust a woman. The only exception was his sister, Carla. When he met Mariah MacKenzie on the Rocking M ranch, he didn’t trust her. He thought she was like nearly all the women he had known, looking for a man to take care of every little thing for her.

Mariah had come to the Rocking M looking for the brother she adored and had been taken from so many years ago. Instead, she found Cash. Despite his rough edges, she is drawn to him. Together they look for Mad Jack’s lost gold mine and find instead a blazing passion. But will passion be enough to convince a hard-rock miner like Cash to trust her, to return her love?

Long Tall Texans Tyler and SuttonLong, Tall Texans Volume II: Tyler & Sutton
By Diana Palmer
Mass Market Paperback
Published by HQN
Released August 26, 2014, reissued from 09/88 and 09/89


If a man took only a cursory glance at Nell Regan, he could easily miss the beauty in her shy face, or the sexy figure hidden beneath her shapeless clothes. Nell has learned the hard way that she doesn’t have anything to offer a man. Her future is here in Arizona, running her dude ranch, by herself…until Tyler Jacobs arrives. But Nell’s not about to mistake kindness for love. Not again. Yet could denying her own desire destroy her one chance for happiness?


With one glance of his piercing black eyes, rancher Quinn Sutton makes an indelible mark on Amanda Callaway, and she finds herself increasingly fascinated by her new neighbor. She quickly learns that the gruff single father isn’t only devastatingly handsome, but he also insists on having his ranch run according to his rules—it’s Sutton’s way or the highway. But Amanda has her own secrets and plans to keep her distance. If only she weren’t falling for her unlikely hero….

Heroes Are My WeaknessHeroes Are My Weakness
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Published by William Morrow
Released August 26, 2014

He’s a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She’s a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids’ puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she’s not laughing now.

Annie Hewitt has arrived on Peregrine Island in the middle of a snowstorm and at the end of her resources. She’s broke, dispirited, but not quite ready to give up. Her red suitcases hold the puppets she uses to make her living: sensible Dilly, spunky Scamp, and Leo, the baddest of bad guys. Her puppets, the romantic novels she loves, and a little bit of courage are all she has left.

Annie couldn’t be more ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that hovers above the cottage. When she was a teenager, he betrayed her in a way she can never forget or forgive. Now they’re trapped together on a frozen island along with a lonely widow, a mute little girl, and townspeople who don’t know how to mind their own business.

Is he the villain she remembers, or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.

It’s going to be a long, hot winter.

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