'New Book Showcase' #1

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Having been away from blogging for a while, I decided to revamp certain aspects of my blog and this feature was one of them. I have decided to add in not only Adult New/Upcoming Releases but also Young Adult ones as well as it is something which I enjoy reading every now and again. There may even be a few Fantasy Adult/YA thrown in too! 
This feature is to show what books are going to be released over the new week by amazing authors, each different from the next and also very talented at what they do when they are bringing their characters to life for readers to enjoy everywhere! 
It will be released every weekend for the upcoming week, below is the first week of 'New Book Showcase'

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It’s a typical teenage bedroom with posters covering the walls and clothes littering the floor. But the girl lying on her bed, wearing a delicate chain around her neck, is lifeless. A circle of red stains her white vest top and Kim feels a sharp stab of sadness. How had the girl’s mother looked down at her sleeping child and pulled the trigger?
When Detective Kim Stone rushes to the scene of a house fire, she’s shocked to discover it’s claimed the lives of two teenage children and their parents. But this tragedy is not quite as it seems. Each body is marked by a gunshot wound and the mother, Helen Daynes, is holding the gun.
The case sparks painful childhood memories for Kim who suffered at the hands of her own abusive mother. As she begins to untangle the dark web of secrets within the Daynes family, Kim and her team discover Helen had a history of clinical depression. But could it have driven her to murder her loved ones?
Then Kim uncovers a tiny, vital clue in Helen’s bedroom that throws the investigation wide open. Could someone else have killed the Daynes family?
With the case only just underway, a deadly threat is made to Kim’s own life. Years ago, she rescued two little girls from the clutches of a dangerous psychopath who has just escaped prison and is coming for her.
A witness protection officer glued to her side, Kim must bite back her fear, as she keeps digging into the Daynes’s background and soon hits upon a shocking secret from Helen’s past that could crack the case. With the remaining family members in danger, Kim is under pressure like never before.
The monster circling Kim raises the stakes when he threatens the life of another innocent victim. He’s leading Kim straight to him. Forced to go against direct instructions from her superiors, will that one fateful decision cost her more than her job?

I have multiple Angela Marson's books on my TBR list and now another one to add to the ever growing list, I love crime book series which surround a main character as you get to read their journey and how they develop throughout the books and learn about their past and what makes them tick. I can't wait to read this thrilling crime book which judging by the blurb is going to have me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Beth loves her job working in a care home, looking after its elderly residents, but she doesn’t love the cramped and dirty house-share she currently lives in. So, when she gets the opportunity to move to Nightingale Square, sharing a house with the lovely Eli, she jumps at the chance.
The community at Nightingale Square welcomes Beth with open arms, and when she needs help to organise a fundraiser for the care home they rally round. Then she discovers The Arches, a local creative arts centre, has closed and the venture to replace it needs their help too – but this opens old wounds and past secrets for Beth.
Music was always an important part of her life, but now she has closed the door on all that. Will her friends at the care home and the people of Nightingale Square help her find a way to learn to love it once more.?

I love the cover of this book, it was what caught my eye when I was doing my research for upcoming books, the flowers around the edge and the main attraction of the book being the fair gave me springtime vibes straightaway. From reading the blurb, I can tell it is going to be another heartwarming story told perfectly by Heidi Swain, having read two of her other summer novels I think everyone will be in for a treat with this story as well. 

Your little girl is all yours… isn’t she?
Dani and her husband Tate’s life together is almost perfect. But Dani is haunted by guilt for causing a terrible car accident that left her unable to have children. She can’t remember why she was driving so fast that day or where she was going. Her therapist says she should try to move on.
So when their application to adopt is accepted, Dani sobs with joy. As perfect little Willow nestles in her arms, Dani looks at Tate’s loving smile and knows he will always provide for his family, no matter what.
When Dani sees a woman staring as she pushes Willow’s stroller around the safe, gated Florida community where they live, she tells herself it’s simply an admiring passer-by. After all, Dani herself used to watch the local moms and wish she was in their shoes.
But when Dani wakes in the night to find Willow’s crib empty, their perfect life becomes a nightmare.
In her frantic distress for her daughter, Dani’s memories of the accident flash through her mind. And with a jolt she realises: everyone around her has been lying about that day.
Will Dani find out the truth before it’s too late for her baby girl?
Or will facing her own dark secrets tear them all apart?

When I was reading this book blurb, I wanted to know what happened and could already feel myself thinking of questions I would hope this book would answer. It is definitely one which could leave you guessing and I like that, the mystery but also the psychological element where you don't know what to believe, who to trust and secrets which always seems to have a way of embedding themselves into your life. I will definitely be reading this book when it is released.

“The house keeps us safe,” she says. “There’s nothing left for us outside.”
Esther is safe in the house. For sixteen years, she and her mother have lived off the grid, protected from the dangers of the outside world. For sixteen years, Esther has never seen another single soul.
Until today.
Today there’s a man outside the house. A man who knows Esther’s name, and who proves that her mother’s claims about the outside world are false. A man who is telling Esther that she’s been living a lie.
Is her mother keeping Esther safe – or keeping her prisoner?

Over the last few years I have been liking more and more psychological thriller novels and when I read the blurb of The Safe House I knew I needed to add it to my TBR list. Just from the blurb above you can see it will have secrets, mystery and suspense which will keep you guessing and I love that in books!

Alice Fletcher doesn’t like to take chances and she certainly doesn’t believe in fate. Three years after the end of her last long-term relationship, she’s in no hurry to risk another heartbreak.
But fate has other plans. One day, on her drive home, Alice comes across a man, dazed and lost, by the side of a wrecked car. And with no one else around, Alice goes to help.
TV star Jimmy Mack is riding the crest of the career wave one minute, and the next he’s staring at his crashed car. But when Alice comes to rescue him, things start to look up.
What Alice and Jimmy discover next changes everything. Fate might have marked them out for each other, but somehow their destinies have got tangled. Will they get their happily-ever-after, or might their time together be shorter than either of them would hope… 

I have read quite a few of Jill Steeples books and when I saw she was releasing another new book, I immediately got excited, I love the cover, the colours make the cover stand out and from the blurb I can tell this will be a romance book I don't want to miss reading. 

Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she’s spent the past four years dodging gossipy classmates and a puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy. The thing that’s kept her going: winning valedictorian. Her only rival: prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal’s perfect progeny.
But a month before graduation, Shara kisses Chloe and vanishes.
On a furious hunt for answers, Chloe discovers she’s not the only one Shara kissed. There’s also Smith, Shara’s longtime quarterback sweetheart, and Rory, Shara’s bad boy neighbor with a crush. The three have nothing in common except Shara and the annoyingly cryptic notes she left behind, but together they must untangle Shara’s trail of clues and find her. It’ll be worth it, if Chloe can drag Shara back before graduation to beat her fair-and-square.
Thrown into an unlikely alliance, chasing a ghost through parties, break-ins, puzzles, and secrets revealed on monogrammed stationery, Chloe starts to suspect there might be more to this small town than she thought. And maybe—probably not, but maybe—more to Shara, too.

I have heard so many great things about this debut novel for YA Romantic Comedy, either from Twitter or from reviews already been published, seems like such an amazing novel for young readers who want to laugh and read about characters who capture your attention in the best possible way. 

Ariel's accidental meeting with a handsome stranger called Joe is completely perfect; they have a connection like she's never known before. They exchange numbers and agree to meet when he is back from a trip to France. But when Ariel messages him, the number Joe gave her is disconnected. He's ghosted her. She assumes she will never see him again.
Except she does. Again and again.
Ariel returns to the place she and Joe met, and is stunned to find him there, not in France as he said he'd be, and behaving as if he has no idea who she is.
It turns out that their first meeting has been life-changing for them both, actually it's even more than that for Joe. But what do you do when - with every day that passes - you're literally growing apart from the best person you've ever known . . . ?

The first book I ever read of Emily Barr's was a Quick Read book called Blackout and I was so caught up in the story I didn't even put it down, reading it in one go! While it wasn't a big book, it takes a lot to make me so enthralled in a book that I read from start to finish. I will definitely be read this book when it is released and find out if this book is amazing as the blurb is.

Buy Links: Amazon UK / Amazon US 

A fae girl with a human heart.
A Seelie Queen with a penchant for stealing mortals.
And an Unseelie King who will have to give up his throne.
On the coast of Georgia rests a small southern town where faeries still take changelings. Faye lost her mother to the Folk, but has she spent her whole life longing for a glimpse—however brief—behind the veil.
When Faye finds her way in, she also finds the truth of why the dark and alluring world of the Folk has always called to her: She's half-faerie, and heiress to the Dark Court's throne.
When the rival court steals her best friend, she'll have to claim her crown to get her back. But that means learning how to use her glamour so she can face three deadly trials—and not falling for the dark and brooding king she's meant to be replacing, or the nymph-turned-knight teaching her to fight.

This isn't the type of book I normally go for but it was the stunning cover which drew me to the book in the first place, the colours, the objects on the front and the name. From reading the blurb I could see this being a great book to read especially if you like fantasy and YA books as this novel has it all as well as a bit of magic to top it off. 

Are there any books you are waiting to be released this week? If so you can comment below or tweet me on Twitter @23reviewstreet 
If there is any particular genres you want me to include in future posts let me know!

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