Young adults who choose Signs in the Dark for either its intrigue or its insights into a deaf girl’s world are in for a wild ride in a multifaceted thriller that holds solid action and emotional revelations throughout. It’s highly recommended for teens seeking relationship-driven action stories that incorporate a sense of purpose and growth within its drama, especially those who like unexpected stories of love, commitment, and adversity.
ONE CAPTIVE. Blindfolded, gagged, and bound, 17-year-old Haylie Summers has only one goal: stay alive. Nothing about her abduction makes sense. Deaf since birth, she can’t hear her captors and can only guess why they would take her. Is she about to be thrown into the dark abyss of human trafficking? Or was she kidnapped by the protestors who marched at the wildlife rescue center where she volunteers? Haylie fights the harsh reality that her capture resulted from Nathan’s unexpected text.
Need to talk. Can you meet me in 10 behind your garage? It was the last thing she saw before getting dragged into a van. But it can’t be Nathan, with his ebony eyes and easygoing smile that crumbles the walls around her heart. No, it can’t be Nathan. Can it?
ONE SUSPECT. After a childhood of disruptions, Peruvian-born Nathan Boliva likes to keep life simple. Haylie is not simple. She is beautiful. She is brilliant. And she is worth the risk of breaking out of his comfort zone. But days after asking Haylie on a date, Nathan finds himself targeted by the FBI for a crime he didn’t commit. Far worse, anything could be happening to Haylie as the search continues.
If you’re looking for a heartwarming, feelgood romance, Remember Me At Christmas by Debra Curwen will hit the spot. Available now, the novella is perfect for any time of the year, especially when you just need something to feel good about!
Andi has always loved Christmas. The magic, the surprises, and a precious music box she treasures inspired her to open her own Christmas workshop. Andi’s Antiques is now a thriving business, and she sees a long future ahead.
But she hadn’t counted on Mike who wields his charm like a weapon or his determination to buy out her business and replace her quaint, antique shop with its wonder of Christmas with a bar and gaming tables.
Andi isn’t selling no matter how convincing he may be. Sure, there’s something about the guy that’s magnetic, but it’ll take a lot more than a handsome face to make her give up on her dream. Unlocking her heart, though, may be a different story.
Carmela Martino, the author of Playing by Heart, appeared on Shaltom TV’s Book.eD to discuss Playing by Heart, what inspired her to write the book, and her writing process. She was interviewed by Amy Cattapan, who is also a Vinspire Publishing author.
It’s a fascinating interview with a well-spoken lady who has a heart for God and a heart for writing. If you haven’t had a chance to read Carmela’s book yet, pick up a copy today. The award-winning novel is available in ebook and paperback.
milia Salvini dreams of marrying a man who loves music as much as she does. But in 18th-century Milan, being the “second sister” means she’ll likely be sent to a convent instead. Emilia’s only hope is to prove her musical talents crucial to her father’s quest for nobility. First, though, she must win over her music tutor, who disdains her simply for being a girl. But before she can carry out her plan, a tragedy sends the family into mourning. In her sorrow,
Emilia composes a heartrending sonata that causes the maestro to finally recognize her talent. He begins teaching her music theory alongside Antonio Bellini, the arrogant great-nephew of a wealthy marquis. Emilia’s feelings toward her rival gradually change as she strives to outdo him. But just when her dreams seem within reach, Emilia learns that her success could destroy not only her future but her sister’s very life.
Readers are calling this beautifully crafted novel inspired by the lives of composer Maria Teresa Agnesi and mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi the “Italian version of Pride and Prejudice.”
Though Barbara Brutt’s novella, Take a Right at the Mistletoe, is filled with the cheer of the holidays, it’s also a warm, upbeat romance that’s perfect any time of the year. And it’s available now.
Each and every holiday season at Vienna’s Christmas market, Matilda bakes confections for holiday tourists and quirky locals alike. Looking to escape the market drama, she sets her heart on culinary school.
Dylan has come to Vienna and the market to recover from a career-upending mistake and to unearth new inspiration. But when he nitpicks Matilda’s marzipan, she hears fighting words and perhaps the key to her culinary school application. They strike a deal: he’ll taste test and she’ll show him around Vienna. With each new pastry experiment and Viennese adventure, their relationship sweetens.
But their relationship doesn’t seem written into life’s cookbook. Dylan can’t stay in Vienna, and Matilda has to follow her dreams, so it seems some ingredients just don’t belong together. And yet, their hearts have already committed. Will a Christmas filled with marzipan and mistletoe give them both what they want the most?
When Forlorn, the first in Gina Detwiler’s angel series released, she blogged at Angel Leya’s blog. It’s an interesting post about angels and worth a read!
Angels may be the most misunderstood creatures in the universe, besides teenage girls. I have experience with both, having written novels about the former and raised three of the latter. By far, angels can be more easily explained. (insert laugh track here). While I have tried in my books to be true to the biblical depiction of angels, I admit to wielding my dramatic license like a get-out-of-jail-free card on occasion. The fun of fiction is speculation, right? So as part of my penance, I will endeavor to correct some myths in this post. Here goes. Read the rest here.
We’re thrilled that Miracle Girl by Jennifer DiGiovanni received a wonderful review from School Library Journal.
“This story is unique in that it focuses on the Catholic process of documenting and honoring a miracle, and romance fans will find that it has universal appeal. This quick read is recommended for general purchase in large romance collections. Hand this to readers who enjoy Heather Hepler or other novels with meaningful yet chaste romances.”
Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino has received wonderful accolades since its release, and it’s always a wonderful surprise to see such a review coming in three years after the book made its debut. This review will be published in the November 2020 issue of Fra Noi and will also appear in a magazine called La Voce, but here is a quick quote.
Using seamless and skillful prose, Martino draws us into the world of the two brilliantly talented sisters and their family as they try to create futures for themselves in a society that offers young women n the choices of only marriage or the convent. While they’re fortunate to have a father who educates them, he is not above marrying them off solely to advance his position in high society.
The reviewer was generous with praise, and there’s a good reason for that. Playing by Heart is a book that will embed itself into your heart and stay with you long after you’ve finished it. Grab your copy today!
Signs in the Dark by Susan Miura is a young adult thriller, unlike Miura’s previous two books, Healer and Shards of Light that were released by Vinspire Publishing.
The Daily Herald provides some must-read information about the book as well as a some insight from the author that will make you want to read this book even more.
Hispanic and Deaf high school students from Schaumburg and Hersey High Schools provided insight on the main characters, and Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue served as the inspiration for the story’s fictional wildlife sanctuary.
You can read the article in its entirety here. And you buy a copy of Signs in the Dark here.
In this case, it’s in case we missed it, and we did! We didn’t post this wonderful review from Fizzy Pop Collection when it became available so we’re rectifying that now.
I think for a debut novel Brutt brings so very much to the table. I am excited to see where her career takes her and I strongly urge everyone to throw some caution to the wind and nab this book. Read it for the breezy don’t-over-think-it book that it is and you absolutely will not be disappointed.
You can read the full review here, and pick up your copy of Teal Paisley Tights here.