Forty-Something Phoenix: A Travel Memoir of Love and Rebirth by Marlayna Glynn Brown. Deeply personal, at times painful yet curiously quirky, Forty-Something Phoenix illustrates how passion can arise unexpectedly from the ashes of one life to assist in building another. This memoir redefines the love story; illustrating how love of self and another can create a profound sense of humanity. Marlayna takes readers from Texas to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium and finally The Netherlands in a search for herself among others. Marlayna had been a single parent for fifteen years when she felt she had nothing left of herself to give. Drained and empty, she writes, “I’d reached a point in my life where something had to give, and it could no longer be me.” In this surprising, brutally honest memoir, Marlayna shares all aspects of her six month journey across fourteen countries, proving age really is just a number. Readers will find hope in this true story that teaches the wisdom of creating and receiving miracles. Read more on Amazon.
Nobody’s Damsel (Someone Else’s Fairytale) by E.M. Tippetts. Chloe has finished her masters degree and taken a job as a forensic scientist back in her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, only the press will not leave her alone. They follow her to crime scenes and report on her every move, eager to show that her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, is on the brink of collapse. Millions of fans who dream of their own celebrity romance with him want this more than anything. This scrutiny comes at a particularly bad time as Chloe’s first case is a crime against a child roughly the same age that Chloe was when she survived a homicide attempt. Now that she sees the case from an adult’s perspective, she realizes it’s much harder than she ever dreamed. It’s even worse for Jason, who is two steps removed from the crime. He must watch and try to support his wife as she battles with past demons and tries to keep up with a nameless suspect who evades identification and capture. Never has Jason been more frustrated with his job, its frivolities, and its lack of connection to the real world. When he storms off the set of his latest movie, the press goes wild with conjecture. Perhaps he never was anything more than a pretty face after all. Read more on Amazon.
Conflicting Hearts by J.D. Burrows. Rachel Hayward hoped to have a quiet thirtieth birthday alone. Instead, fate had different plans. Caught in traffic and late for work, she can do nothing except wait for the freeway gridlock to ease. A three-car pileup has caused the snarl. Just as cars begin to move at a faster clip, Rachel takes her eyes off the road to gawk at the accident and rear-ends the car in front of her. Sick over having ruined her day, she lowers her head onto the steering wheel and waits for the driver to begin a tirade over her stupidity. Instead, a kind man taps on her window showing genuine concern about her welfare. The brief colliding encounter suddenly starts a relationship between two strangers that takes off under odd circumstances. When the couple gets to know each other on a more intimate level, their relationship turns into a conflicting set of desires and needs. Rachel is bound by a shameful, dark childhood. After she falls in love with the handsome Ian Richards, she is faced with the decision to leave him or finally confront her demons to obtain the one thing in life she’s always needed–healing from the sexual abuse she endured as a little girl. Read more on Amazon.
We are highlighting three exciting New Book Releases for February 2013 from our New Book Releases List (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.