New Book Tuesday: December 21st

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.

How Not To Fall In Love by Jacqueline Firkins

About the Book:

Harper works in her mom’s wedding shop, altering dresses for petulant and picky brides who are more focused on hemlines than love. After years of watching squabbles break out over wedding plans, Harper thinks romance is a marketing tool. Nothing more. Her best friend Theo is her opposite. One date and he’s already dreaming of happily-ever-afters. He also plays the accordion, makes chain mail for Ren Festers, hangs out in a windmill-shaped tree house, cries over rom-coms, and takes his word-of-the-day calendar very seriously.

When Theo’s shocked to find himself nursing his umpteenth heartbreak, Harper offers to teach him how not to fall in love. Theo agrees to the lessons, as long as Harper proves she can date without falling in love. As the lessons progress and Theo takes them to heart, Harper has a harder time upholding her end of the bargain. She’s also checking out her window to see if Theo’s home from his latest date yet. She’s even watching rom-coms. If she confesses her feelings, she’ll undermine everything she’s taught him. Or was he the one teaching her?

About the Author:

Jacqueline is a writer, costume designer, and lover of beautiful things. She’s on the fulltime faculty in the Department of Theatre & Film at the University of British Columbia where she also takes any writing class they’ll let her into. When not obsessing about where to put the buttons or the commas, she can be found running by the ocean, eating excessive amounts of gluten, listening to earnest love songs, and pretending her dog understands every word she says.

Another Castle by Paulina Ganucheau and Andrew Wheeler

About the Book:

What does it mean to be a hero? A magical sword? A prophecy? What does it mean to be a leader? A royal title? A kingdom to lead? Misty is a Princess, but does that make her a damsel or a leader? Misty has a Prince, but does that make him the hero?

When the mystical sword that can defeat Beldora’s long-time enemy Lord Badlug, King of Grimoire, is stolen by his witch princess of Beldora, Misty, decides to go on a mission to retrieve it. Misty knows her mission is to destroy Lord Badlug, but what happens to the country of Grimoire afterwards? As Misty learns of the lives Grimoire’s citizens, like her new friends Gorga, Fogmoth and Robin, she realizes overthrowing an evil King isn’t as simple as it seems.

About the Author:

Paulina Ganucheau: Paulina Ganucheau is a comic artist and illustrator based wherever her computer lives. She is the creator of Lemon Bird with an original GN out in 2021 and co-creator of Zodiac Starforce published by Dark Horse Comics. Her hobbies include watching pro-wrestling, cloud photography and following cats on Instagram.

Andrew Wheeler: Andrew Wheeler is an award-winning comics writer and editor whose works include the Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides, Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace, the queer superhero series Freelance, and Shout Out, the Prism-nominated LGBTQ+ anthology for young readers. Andrew was born in Hastings, England, and now lives in Toronto with thousands of raccoons.

A Circle of Moonlight by Curtis Edmonds 

About the Book:

Ashlyn Revere is recovering from a traumatic brain injury, and struggling to learn how to walk and talk again. Frustrated with the slow pace of her rehabilitation, she escapes in her dreams to the Western Marches of Summervale, a fantasy realm where she is the Warden. With her sister Penny battling cystic fibrosis, finally receiving a necessary–and potentially deadly–double lung transplant, Ashlyn finds herself powerless to help her sister…in this world. Ashlyn’s only hope to save her sister is to cross the Hudson to confront the unquiet ghost of the organ donor–and to face the wrath of the Dark Lord who controls the New York City of her dreams.

As Penny hovers near death, Ashlyn finds herself in the fight of her life, battling true evil and hoping to escape a perilous world of her own creation.

A CIRCLE OF MOONLIGHT is the sequel to the acclaimed A CIRCLE OF FIRELIGHT and continues the story of the Revere sisters. It is the second volume in the CIRCLE SAGA.

About the Author:

Curtis Edmonds is a writer and attorney living in central New Jersey. He is the author of two novels, WREATHED, a humorous contemporary romance set in the beach resort of Cape May, New Jersey, and RAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, a literary romance set in the mountains north of Atlanta.

His work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Untoward Magazine, Liberty Island, The Big Jewel, Yankee Pot Roast, and National Review Online. His book reviews appear on the Bookreporter website.

Changing Tides, The Sirenia Chronicles Book 1 by Kristen Braddock

About the Book:

It was supposed to be like any other free dive, except I drowned. At least, I was until a mermaid saved me… by transforming me into one.

Yes, a real freaking mermaid!

I can’t go home, but the mercommunity doesn’t trust an ex-human either. The mermaid who saved me is the only person I consider a friend, and her blood-boiling brother said he’s trying to help me.

Actions speak louder than words, bucko.

I am not wanted here, and I no longer belong on land. I’ve always considered the ocean my home, but until I convince those around me the same, my life hangs in the balance.

About the Author:

Characters and their worlds have inundated Kristen’s mind since she was a kid. Traveling to far off places and having words on a piece of paper transform into entire scenes pulling at her emotions is an obsession.

Her goal as a fantasy author isn’t solely to relish in her imagination, but to bring representation to this genre. She wants stories with characters who are diverse inside and out. Their differences are not the focal point of the story, but rather a natural part of their being. Due to this, you will often not only find characters of varying ethnicities, but of the LGBTQ+ community, who battle diseases, are neuroatypical, and plenty of other areas that make us all so different from each other. These are not their defining qualities. It’s simply a part of who they are. To further support these communities, Kristen donates 10% of her profits to various organizations.

When Kristen isn’t cooped up on her computer or curled up with a book, she is often outdoors– hiking, snorkeling, diving, camping, etc.

Currently, she resides in California with her husband and fur babies (two dogs and a cat).

When Liyah Gets Carried Away by Loraine Joseph (Author) and Laura Fernandez (Illustrator)

About the Book:

Liyah is a little girl with a big imagination. Everything she sees turns into a big game. But when it’s time to get serious, can Liyah find a way to focus and study for her spelling test or will she get carried away?

About the Author:

Loraine Joseph: Loraine Joseph is the author of the book When Liyah Gets Carried Away

Laura Fernandez: Laura Fernandez is the illustrator of the book When Liyah Gets Carried Away