The Vengeance of Mothers (One Thousand White Women: Book 2) by Jim Fergus

The Vengeance of Mothers (One Thousand White Women # 2)

Title: The Vengeance of Mothers

Author: Jim Fergus

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Date of publication: September 12th, 2017

Genre: General Fiction, Historical Fiction

Number of pages: 352

POV: Alternating 1st person

Series: One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women – Book 1

The Vengeance of Mothers – Book 2

Where you can find The Vengeance of Mothers: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

The stunning sequel to the awarding winning novel One Thousand White Women

9 March 1876
My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodly trek across these rocky mountains. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother’s vengeance…

So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government’s “Brides for Indians” program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. These “brides” were mostly fallen women; women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums. No one expected this program to work. The brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many of them fell in love with the Cheyennes spouses and had children with them…and became Cheyenne themselves. 

THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS is a novel that explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as “unspeakable.” What does it mean to be white, to be Cheyenne, and how far will these women go to avenge the ones they love? As he did in ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN, Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place in American history and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today.

Trigger Warning: None

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Army Candy (Real Love: Book 2) by Jessica Lemmon

Arm Candy

Title: Army Candy

Author: Jessica Lemmon

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept

Date of publication: September 5, 2017

Genre: Humor, Romance

POV: 3rd person

Series: Real Love

Eye Candy – Book 1 (review here)

Arm Candy – Book 2

Man Candy – Book 3 (expected publication date: January 9th, 2018)

Where you can find Arm Candy: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Last call! At the end of the night, a clean-cut hunk and a rebellious bartender act on their unlikely chemistry in this frisky standalone novel from the author of Eye Candy.

Davis: I’ve had my eye on Grace Buchanan for a while now. Unlike the bubbly blondes, I usually date, the feisty, flame-haired bartender both intrigues and bewilders me. Something about Grace—the tattoos? the nose ring?—makes every part of me sit up and beg. There’s only one problem: She hates me. Trading insults and one-liners have become our M.O. But when Grace bets me that I can’t get a date with a non-blonde if my life depends on it, I’m determined to prove her wrong by landing the ultimate non-blonde: her.

Grace: I’m used to regulars hitting on me, and I’ve turned them all down, except for one: Davis Price. I like giving him a hard time, and he’s kind of cute in his suit and tie—if you’re into that kind of thing. Anyway, I don’t care how many blondes he takes home . . . until one of them sidles up to him in my bar. Nuh-uh. But after my little bet with Davis backfires, our first date lands us in the sack. So does the second. And the third. Neither of us wants more than the best sex of our lives. The trouble is, it’s not a question of what I want. It’s what I need. And what I need is Davis.

Trigger Warning: None

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An Innocent Man (Into the Storm: Book 2) by Margaret Watson

An Innocent Man (Into the Storm, #2)

Title: An Innocent Man

Author: Margaret Watson

Publisher: Dragonfly Press

Date of publication: June 2nd, 2017 (originally published March 1st, 1995)

Genre: Romance

Number of pages: 256

POV: 3rd person

Series: Into the Storm

To Save His Child – Book 1 (review here)

An Innocent Man – Book 2

An Honorable Man – Book 3

The Dark Side of the Moon – Book 4

Family on the Run – Book 5

Where you can find An Innocent Man: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Twelve years ago, Connor MacCormac roared out of the small town of Pine Butte on his motorcycle, vowing never to return. The town’s bad boy had been accused of a despicable act, and everyone believed he was guilty. 

Now he’s back, and to her shame, Sarah Wesley is still infatuated with the brooding loner – the man who abandoned her sister to die. Connor is determined to expose Pine Butte’s hidden secrets so he can put the past behind him and move on. But he hadn’t counted on Sarah Wesley. The teenager he remembered has grown into a beautiful, accomplished woman. A woman who seems to want him as much as he wants her. 

He’d sworn he was done with Pine Butte and its citizen. But will he be able to leave Sarah behind?

Trigger Warning: None

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Cross Check (Bayard Hockey: Book 2) by Kelly Jamieson

Cross Check (Bayard Hockey, #2)

Title: Cross Check

Author: Kelly Jamieson

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept, Loveswept

Date of publication: July 25th, 2017

Genre: Romance

Number of pages: 252

POV: Alternating 1st person

Series: Bayard Hockey

Shut Out – Book 1

Cross Check – Book 2

Where you can find Cross Check: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

A party girl and a clean-cut college hockey player discover that they’re not so different in this sexy, soulful Bayard Hockey novel from the bestselling author of Shut Out and the Heller Brothers series.

Ella Verran has three goals this semester: get off academic probation, repair her relationship with her friend Skylar, and take some responsibility for her life. All of which are hard enough without hot, snobby hockey player Ben Buckingham around to distract her. Ella can’t stand Ben, and she knows the feeling is mutual. But he’s best friends with Skylar’s boyfriend, so he’s always around—taunting and tempting Ella in ways she never thought possible.

As the star forward of the Bayard College hockey team, Ben has goals too, like playing well enough to land a spot on an NHL roster. Ben is perfectly poised on the ice, so why can’t he keep his cool around Ella? Her wild behavior rubs him in all the wrong ways—and a few of the right ones. But as they skate around each other, Ben learns that there’s more to Ella than her bad reputation. And when the line between love and hate starts to blur, he can’t resist crossing over and sweeping her off her feet.

Trigger Warning: Suicide, Rape

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Catalyst Moon: Breach by Lauren L. Garcia

Catalyst Moon: Breach

Title: Catalyst Moon: Breach

Author: Lauren L. Garcia

Publisher: Inkitt

Date of publication: August 16th, 2017

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Number of pages: 413

POV: 3rd person

Series: Catalyst Moon

Incursion – Book 1 (review here)

Breach – Book 2

Where you can find Catalyst Moon: Breach: Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

In an uncertain world on the brink of chaos, can love and destiny prevail?

When Kalinda parts ways with Stonewall at Whitewater City, she has no idea if she will ever see him again. But when their paths cross once more, they find themselves in the middle of impending turmoil.

Fear is consuming the land as the body-snatching thralls are multiplying and destroying everything in their path. Meanwhile, rebellion is brewing between the mages and sentinels and threatening to rock the very foundations of their co-existence.

Trigger Warning: None

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Hunger (The Energy Vampires: Book 2) by Jacquelyn Frank

Hunger: The Energy Vampires Book Two

Title: Hunger

Author: Jacquelyn Frank

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept

Date of publication: August 8th, 2017

Genre: Romance, Paranormal

Number of pages: 320

POV: 3rd person

Series: The Energy Vampires

Thirst – Book 1

Hunger – Book 2

Where you can find Hunger: Barnes and Nobles | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Dark cravings and illicit blood lust are back in a novel of forbidden love set against the backdrop of an all-out vampire war, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga.

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Billionaire for New Year’s: A Steamy Erotic Romance by Em Brown

Billionaire for New Year's: A Steamy Billionaire Erotic Romance Novel

Title: Billionaire for New Year’s

Author: Em Brown

Publisher: TCK Publishing

Date of publication: April 5th, 2017

Genre: Romance, Erotica

Number of pages: 303

POV: 3rd person

Series: A Billionaire Erotic Romance Novel

Billionaire for Christmas – Book 1 (review here)

Billionaire for New Years Book 2

Where you can find Billionaire for New Year’s: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Two billionaires, a wedding, and plenty of heat to ring in the new year… 
Billionaire hotel mogul Rance Durand thought he had successfully seduced Audrey Jones into his life for good, but Audrey’s convinced their different backgrounds won’t mesh. Will they go their separate ways, or can he find a way to seduce her all over again? 

Smokin’ hot Charlene Jenkins is Audrey’s best friend, and she’ll do just about anything to see her friend happy—even if it means accepting a bargain with billionaire playboy Blaine Edwards, Rance’s friend, and colleague. 

Blaine wants Charlene to get Audrey to the New Year’s Eve of Erotica party, where Rance has a surprise in store for Audrey, but he may want something else just as bad: Charlene’s submission…in his bed.

Trigger Warning: None

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