December 15 - 21, 2018 new release books
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Book Releases (December 15 – 21, 2018)

December 15 – 21, 2018 Book Releases

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Welcome to your list of the hottest book releases for December 15 – 21, 2018. Are you as excited as I am, there are some awesome books on this list. I can’t wait to read them all.

I think books make amazing holiday gifts and this list is your last chance to order amazing new release books and have them delivered before Santa arrives. There are so many wonderful books coming out this week.

Of all the posts I write these ones are the most challenging for my wallet. I just want all the books, even though I’ll never finish reading the books I have. Does anyone else have that problem? It’s not bad problem to have by any means.

Anyway, there are a few books on this list that I’m super excited about. I think you’re going to find something to be excited about as well, there really is something for everyone on this list.

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December 15 - 21, 2018 new release books

29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz

Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Release December 18

Jisu’s traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul’s premiere matchmaker to find the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Jisu’s success, and going on the recommended dates is Jisu’s compromise to please her parents while finding space to figure out her own dreams. But when she flubs a test then skips out on a date to spend time with friends… Read More

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Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan

Contemporary Romance, Cowboy

Release: December 18

Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where he learned to ride and work the land. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn’t even know.

Roxy shares Noah’s last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother’s past, she is forced to fulfill her father’s last wishes. Read More

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December 15 - 21, 2018 new release books

Home to Wind River by Lindsay McKenna

Contemporary Romance, Military, PTSD

*** Lets just take a minute to appreciate this cover – a good looking man, a cowboy hat and puppies! Surely I’m not the only one swooning.

Release December 18

After a harrowing tour of duty in Afghanistan, Army nurse Lily Thompson escapes to Wind River Ranch to find herself once more. Working as a caregiver to foreman Jake Murdoch’s elderly mother, Lily almost feels at peace—except for the unsettling presence of Jake, a tight-lipped, intimidating man everyone calls Bear. But one look in the powerful ex-Marine’s eyes and Lily glimpses a vulnerability that shakes her soul: a hurt she understands all too well… Read More

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One Taste Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein

Cozy Mystery, Cats

Release December 18

Married at eighteen, divorced at twenty-eight, Sarah Blair reluctantly swaps her luxury lifestyle for a cramped studio apartment and a law firm receptionist job in the tired hometown she never left. With nothing much to show for the last decade but her feisty Siamese cat, RahRah, and some clumsy domestic skills, she’s the polar opposite of her bubbly twin, Emily–an ambitious chef determined to take her culinary ambitions to the top at a local gourmet restaurant … Read More

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Siege Tactics by Drew Hayes

Fantasy, Magic

Release December 18

Putting the Grand Quest behind them, the party rides onward in search of answers. Between one member’s unexpected new condition and the mysteries of the Bridge, their only hope appears to be gaining entrance to Lumal, said to hold the greatest collection of knowledge in all the kingdoms.

But when a curious path appears in a seemingly uninhabited forest, the party finds themselves in a place set apart from the kingdoms, and the world at large: a hidden hamlet, filled by unusual people, all of whom have long histories of their own… Read More

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December 15 - 21, 2018 new release books

Undaunted by Helen Hardt

Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Shifters

Release December 18

Breaking into a cemetery isn’t anything Dante Gabriel ever thought he’d do, but he has no choice. He must recover his father’s body so he can claim his estate. Help arrives from two unexpected sources, but their plan is interrupted.

Erin Hamilton’s best friend is a wolf shifter. The man she loves is a vampire. His father is a ghost. She can deal with all of that, but new worries have surfaced. The missing doctor has returned to the hospital, and his strange actions are disturbing…but not as disturbing as the odd dreams that begin to plague her… Read More

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Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard

Mystery, Thriller

Release: December 18

Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can’t resist Annabelle–beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle–who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he’s desperately trying to be.

Then Annabelle disappears.

Sean is sure she’s been kidnapped—he witnessed her being taken first hand—but the police are convinced that Sean himself is at the centre of this crime. And he must admit, his illness has caused him to “lose time” before… Read More

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Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Release December 18

When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.

Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break… Read More

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Safe and Sound by Fern Michaels

Women’s Fiction

Release: December 18

Isabelle Flanders Tookus isn’t expecting to involve the Sisterhood in a new mission when she strikes up a friendship with a curly-haired boy in her local park. Ben Ryan is eight years old, sweet, funny, and smarter than most adults–a child genius, in fact. He’s also in much deeper danger than he realizes.

Ben is the grandson of millionaire Eleanor Lymen, who hired Izzy years ago to design an institute for gifted children. Ben’s mother passed away and Ben now lives with his stepfather, Connor, and Connor’s wife, Natalie… Read More

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The Collector by Fiona Cummins

Mystery, Crime, Thriller

Release December 18

Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town. His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting…

Clara, the girl he left behind, is clinging to the hope that someone will come and save her.

Life has fallen apart for Clara’s mother as she starts to lose hope.

The Bone Collector has a new apprentice to take over his family’s legacy. But he can’t forget the boy who got away and the detective who had destroyed his dreams… Read More

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The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano

Young Adult, Fantasy

Release: December 18

Wilhemina Heidle, the exiled princess of Northern Arrod, the girl thought dead by her family and friends, must return home. The only way to save Loom, the cursed prince of the Southern Isles, is to revisit the castle and discover the origins of her own curse.

But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unstable elder brother is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And the rest of her family must reckon with the truth of what happened to lead to Wil’s exile… Read More

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December 15 - 21, 2018 new release books

The Disasters by M. K. England

Young Adult, Science Fiction, LGBT

Release: December 18

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.

But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats. Read More

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The Ghost had an Early Check-out by Josh Lanyon

Mystery, Romance, LGBT

Release December 18

Now living in Los Angeles with former navy SEAL Nick Reno, artist Perry Foster comes to the rescue of elderly and eccentric Horace Daly, the legendary film star of such horror classics as Why Won’t You Die, My Darling?

Horace owns the famous, but now run-down, Hollywood hotel Angels Rest, rumored to be haunted… Read More

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Where the Heart Takes You by Virginia Wise

Historical Fiction, Amish

Release December 18

Pennsylvania, 1737. Greta Scholtz braved a perilous journey—and the loss of her beloved father—to find religious freedom in America. With two orphan children she’s taken under her wing, she’s trying hard to survive this rugged new world. So she won’t let settlement elders pressure her into marrying reserved widower Jacob Miller. She and Jacob simply can’t agree on anything—even if the unexpected feeling between them is proving an irresistible force . . .

After losing his wife and baby, grief-stricken Jacob keeps everyone at arm’s length… Read More

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Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox

Cozy Mystery

Release December 18

Booklover Sadie Coleman knows that in life, as in fiction, the right setting can make a world of difference. The small town of Shady Creek, Vermont, seems like the perfect place to start over after losing her Boston job to a merger and her relationship to her ex’s gambling addiction. She’s bought and redecorated the old grist mill pub, transforming the Inkwell into a cozy spot where tourists and regulars alike can enjoy a pint or a literary-themed cocktail, or join one of several book clubs… Read More

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There you have it, all the new releases that have caught my attention this week. Which books are you most excited about reading? Do you have any auto-buy authors?

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