New Book Tuesday: December 14th

Here are the new books coming out for this week on New Book Tuesday. Click each book for more information and to purchase. Which are you planning to read? Do you have a favorite of all the new titles being released this week? Tell us in the comments section below.

The Swan Wing by Colleen Forbes

About the Book:

When Cress is invited to stay with Queen Sophia in Wilderose, she immediately accepts. Studying the fashion of Wilderose is just the edge she needs to become the most renowned dressmaker in the known world. The only problem is that she keeps running into the man she loathes the most.​

Garrett is trying to atone for all of his past mistakes, starting with tracking down the raiders responsible for murdering the previous king and queen of Lyra while he was on duty as a solider. While following a lead that takes him to the capital of Wilderose, he crosses paths with the last person he was expecting to find there: the best friend of his former fiancée. Cress makes her dislike for him as clear as day, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to be around a familiar face.​

Neither of them gets a choice when an unfortunate misunderstanding causes a witch to curse them both: they will be swans by day and humans by night. Their only hope for finding freedom from the witch’s ire is to work together to figure out how to break the curse.

And the Lake they are trapped on is not quite as serene as they first thought…

About the Author:

Colleen Forbes is an author based in the greater Seattle area where she loves to write fairy tale retellings.

After becoming a computer programmer, she tried out a few different roles before writing her first book, The Cursed Queen. In addition to writing, she is also a librarian, dog enthusiast, and a follower of Jesus.

When not reading in her home library hidden behind a secret bookshelf door, you can find her having adventures with her Black Labrador Retriever, Lila.

The Curse Workers: White Cat; Red Glove; Black Heart by Holly Black 

About the Book:

Cassel Sharpe comes from a family of curse workers, people who have the power to change emotions, memories, and luck with the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re also all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists, but not Cassel. He doesn’t have magic, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family—except for the small detail that he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two older brothers, who are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s an unwitting pawn in a huge con game, he must unravel his past, and his memories. To find the truth, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

About the Author:

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens. She has been a finalist for an Eisner and a Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.

Faerie Fallen by Carol Beth Anderson

About the Book:

Sela is a young, feather-winged faerie, living a life of magical ease. Her fellow Fae portray themselves as benevolent gods, worthy of human allegiance. But Sela would rather carouse with mortals than rule them.

When Sela gets caught illegally fraternizing with humans, her leaders cast her out of magical society, declaring her a fallen faerie. They command her to masquerade as a human and spy on the Darros, a family scheming to take down the Fae. If she helps stamp out the conspiracy, her exile will end. Sela agrees to tutor the Darros’ son, Kovian, in the Fae language.

When she arrives, she discovers Kovian isn’t a little boy. He’s eighteen. He’s gorgeous. And he despises faeries. Wearing her human glamour, Sela intends to charm him into revealing his family’s plot against the Fae. But she finds herself truly falling for him, while he pushes her away at every turn.

Despite Kovian’s hostility, Sela is determined to earn his trust, learn his secrets, and save her people … if his family doesn’t discover her true identity and kill her first.

About the Author:

Carol Beth Anderson is a native of Arizona and now lives in Leander, TX, outside Austin. She has a husband, two kids, a miniature schnauzer, and more fish than anyone knows what to do with. Besides writing, she loves baking sourdough bread, knitting, and eating cookies-and-cream ice cream.

The Infinite Summer by Morgan Lee Miller 

About the Book:

Remi Brenner will one day see the world. Literally. She’s one summer away from starting her degree in aerospace at MIT, but then her dad cuts off her college tuition until they repair their estranged relationship. Remi has no choice but to spend her summer with him and her annoyingly famous stepmom in resort town Gaslight Shores, South Carolina.

Harper Hebert wishes her life didn’t revolve around her family’s restaurant, a staple in Gaslight Shores for more than seven decades. When a new restaurant is opened by a famous chef and business begins to decline, Harper’s dreams of ever making it on her own are threatened.

The more Remi and Harper’s friendship blossoms into something deeper, the more Remi becomes tangled in the intense restaurant rivalry between her stepmom and the Heberts. She knows she has to tell Harper, but the truth could scare away the only person who can capture her summer and her heart.

About the Author:

Morgan Lee Miller started writing at the age of 5 in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, where she learned to entertain herself by writing her first few novels all by hand (Don’t worry, she doesn’t do this anymore). She majored in journalism and creative writing from Grand Valley State University.

Her writing background has led her to work in advocacy and fundraising for LGBTQ+ and animal welfare nonprofits in Washington, D.C, where she currently resides with her two feline children that she’s unapologetically obsessed with.

Mind Like a Diamond by Amanda Pavlov

About the Book:

Seventeen-year-old gymnast, Lisette Colbert, is skeptical of her criminal mother’s claim that they are descendants of pirate witches.

But on Halloween night, Lisette will learn you don’t have to believe in magic for it to kill you.

Lured by a $10,000 prize, Lisette recruits her best friend Xavier and together they enter The 13th Realm of Hell-an escape-room style Haunted House run by a mysterious coven. Xavier has his reservations, especially after reading the fine print on the waiver to enter. Lisette is too focused on proving herself to consider the risks. With him or without him, she is determined to complete all thirteen realms. If she wins the prize money, she’ll avoid eviction from her beloved French Quarter apartment.

About the Author:

Amanda Pavlov started performing stand-up over a decade ago in her hometown of New Orleans. She believes in Science, kindness, and crossing the street to pet every dog she sees.

Tethered Spirits by T a Hernandez

About the Book:

A man with an unknown past

For years, Amar has traveled the Kavoran empire, seeking a way to recover his lost memories and end the curse that plagues him. With support from loyal friends, Amar may finally be on the verge of finding answers, but to do so, he’ll need to enlist the help of an unexpected guide.

A girl afraid of her own powers

Kesari is a Tarja, granted magical abilities through her Bond with a spirit named Lucian. Haunted by past mistakes that have left her desperate to sever her Bond, Kesari has her own reasons for agreeing to help Amar. But in doing so, she may finally have to face the fears she’s carried ever since leaving home.

A woman on a vital mission

Meanwhile, a young refugee named Aleida is in hot pursuit, hoping the secret behind Amar’s curse can save her brother from a fatal illness. With so much at stake and little left to lose, Aleida will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

About the Author:

T. A. Hernandez is a science fiction and fantasy author and long-time fan of speculative fiction. She grew up with her nose habitually stuck in a book and her mind constantly wandering to make-believe worlds full of magic and adventure. She began writing after reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings many years ago and is now happily engaged in an exciting and lifelong quest to tell captivating stories.

She is a clinical social worker and the proud mother of two girls. She also enjoys drawing, reading, graphic design, playing video games, and making happy memories with her family and friends.

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