May 2016 Category Fiction

May 2016 Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for May 2016 include 16 titles from Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, and Love Inspired Historical.

The following is a title listing with descriptions of each release, plus links for purchase in the following formats:

  • Digital format from Amazon Kindle (US & Canada)
  • Paperback format from Amazon.com (US/Worldwide)
  • Paperback format from The Book Depository (Worldwide)

The Kindle bundles are also listed (US & Canada).

PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

CAT-16-05-1000Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the draw.
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There are 7 different titles in the giveaway to choose from.
Details at the end of the blog post.
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Contest entries close Tuesday June 28 EST.
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Be in to win a copy of one of the following:

*EMERGENCY RESPONSE by Susan Sleeman (3 print copies - USA ONLY)
*SEASIDE SECRETS by Dana Mentink (2 Kindle copies - USA & CANADA ONLY)
*PLAIN PROTECTOR by Alison Stone (2 print copies - WORLDWIDE)
*SPECIAL DELIVERY BABY by Sherri Shackelford (2 print sets - USA & CANADA ONLY)
*HIS PRAIRIE SWEETHEART by Erica Vetsch (2 print or Kindle copies - PRINT USA ONLY, KINDLE CANADA ONLY)
*THE COWBOY'S TWINS by Deb Kastner (2 print copies - USA ONLY)
*COAST GUARD SWEETHEART by Lisa Carter (2 print copies - USA ONLY)

 

Truth and Consequences

LIS531Lenora Worth

  • LIS-531
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373447404

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

THE PROTECTOR’S MISSION

Honoring a promise to a fallen comrade, former army medic David Evans heads to Arizona to check up on the soldier’s sister. But as his train pulls into Desert Valley, David witnesses a drug run gone wrong and narrowly avoids the bullets flying his way. And when the police show up, he discovers the investigating officer is the woman he’s supposed to look after. With a fiercely protective K-9 partner and a new badge, Whitney Godwin insists she can take care of herself and her infant daughter. But the criminals want both David and Whitney permanently silenced, so David will stop at nothing to protect the family he yearns to join.

Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners

 

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Emergency Response

LIS532Susan Sleeman

  • LIS-532
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373447411

Purchase:
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DESIGNATED TARGET

On her way to visit a little girl she recently helped save, paramedic Darcie Stephens is attacked by a stranger dead-set on killing her. She escapes unscathed when detective Noah Lockhart comes to her rescue, but an officer finds a hit list dropped by the assailant—and Darcie’s name is next. Now with an assassin constantly on their heels, Darcie and Noah must uncover why somebody wants her dead. Noah fights hard to protect Darcie, but she’s determined to keep the cop at arm’s length. After all she’s lost, she’s afraid to love again, especially a handsome lawman with a guarded heart. And a murderer doesn’t plan to let Darcie live long enough for any second chances.

First Responders: Brave men and women alert and ready for danger and love

 

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Seaside Secrets

LIS533Dana Mentink

  • LIS-533
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373447428

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

IN THE LINE OF FIRE

Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she’s still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. So when his brother claims he’s in danger and pleads for her to use her family’s private detective company’s resources to help him stay alive, she can’t turn him down. But someone will stop at nothing—even murder—to keep her from revealing their secrets. She’ll have to depend on a military colleague to keep her head above water. Dr. Dan Blackwell was in the field with her when her assistant died, and he’s determined to keep her safe. Can they sift through the web of lies to find the truth without losing their lives?

Pacific Coast Private Eyes: Sisters fighting crime

 

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Plain Protector

LIS534Alison Stone

  • LIS-534
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373447435

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

AMISH COUNTRY REFUGE

When an unknown assailant attacks Sarah Gardner shortly after she moves to Apple Creek, she doesn’t know which of her fears has come true. Is someone trying to tell her that meddling strangers aren’t welcome in this tight-knit Amish community, or has her abusive ex-boyfriend found her? The social worker doesn’t want to run again, not when she’s finally putting down roots. But she may not have a choice, unless deputy sheriff Nick Jennings can protect her. The former army ranger knows that Sarah has secrets…and women with secrets only bring heartache. But serving the community is Nick’s job, and he can’t turn away a woman in peril—especially when he can’t imagine a future without her.

 

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Tactical Rescue

LIS535Maggie K. Black

  • LIS-535
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373447442

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

REUNITED BY DANGER

Zack Keats broke Rebecca Miles’s heart when they were teens, but now he’s her only hope to stay alive. Trapped in the Canadian wilderness, Rebecca is a target from all angles: a dangerous gang, her treasonous stepbrother and the government who thinks she’s also a traitor. The last person she expected to race to her rescue was the one who abandoned her years ago. Zack’s changed from the shy boy she knew into a strong Special Forces soldier who would do anything to keep her safe. But with threats coming from every direction, can she trust him to stay by her side until the end?

 

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Unknown Enemy

LIS536Michele Karl

  • LIS-536
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373447459

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

THE BODYGUARD

For professor Ginny Anderson, translating a set of ancient tablets could be the coup of her career—or more danger than she can handle. Someone doesn’t want the secrets of the artifacts to be revealed…and they’ll kill to bury her discoveries. But former Secret Service agent Colin Tapping refuses to let anybody hurt Ginny and appoints himself as her protector—whether she wants one or not. Colin has made mistakes in the past, and keeping Ginny safe could be just what he needs to prove he’s still a capable agent and win back his job. But is he willing to risk paying the ultimate price to reclaim his former life?

 

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The Cowboy’s City Girl

LIH327Linda Ford

  • LIH-327
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373283583

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

Bride on the Ranch 

Beatrice Doyle came to Montana to escape her father’s marriage plans for her—not to lasso herself a cowboy. Yet she can’t ignore the sparks that fly between her and Levi Harding while she’s at his family’s ranch, caring for his injured stepmother. But opening her heart would mean sacrificing her quest for independence…

After being rejected by the girl he hoped to marry, Levi vows never to love again. Nevertheless, he’s drawn to big-city girl Beatrice. In her, the half–Native American rancher sees himself: someone a little bruised, a lot lonely. And when the two join forces to care for an orphaned girl, he yearns to heal their fractured hearts—and form the family they all long for.

Montana Cowboys: These brothers live and love by the code of the West

 

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Special Delivery Baby

LIH328Sherri Shackelford

  • LIH-328
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373283590

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

Instant Daddy 

An abandoned baby is the last thing town founder Will Canfield expects on his doorstep. He’s not the father—and the mother’s unknown. But the precious little girl needs a protector. And Will never backs down from a challenge, even if it means caring for a newborn…or dealing with spitfire cattle driver Tomasina Stone.

With her father gone, Tomasina’s trail life has ended. Yet becoming a polished city lady feels far out of her reach. All she wants is a place where she’ll be appreciated, respected…maybe loved. And the more time she spends helping Will care for the baby, the more she wonders if she’s found it. She’s never wanted to settle down…but Cowboy Creek—by Will’s side—might finally give her heart a lasting home.

Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown

**Giveaway for this title includes a copy each also of the other Cowboy Creek titles: Bride By Arrangement and Want Ad Wedding

 

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The Reluctant Bridegroom

LIH329Shannon Farrington

  • LIH-329
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373283606

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

Conveniently Wed 

Marriage for any reason but love was once unthinkable to Maryland councilman Henry Nash. But when an innocent encounter with a criminal puts Henry’s reputation in jeopardy, he’ll make any sacrifice to maintain custody of his orphaned nieces. And an alliance with a powerful politician’s daughter could secure the little girls’ futures. As long as gentle Rebekah Van der Geld never hears the rumors surrounding her new groom…

Refusing her father’s choice of husband wasn’t an option for dutiful Rebekah. But Henry’s kindness is a happy revelation, and she’s quickly falling for his adorable nieces—so she allows herself to hope this unconventional arrangement could become much more. But can it survive a shattering revelation that puts their new family in danger?

 

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His Prairie Sweetheart

LIH330Erica Vetsch

  • LIH-330
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373283613

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

A Home for Her Heart 

After being jilted at the altar, Southern belle Savannah Cox seeks a fresh start out West and accepts a teaching position in Minnesota. But between her students’ lack of English, the rough surroundings and sheriff Elias Parker’s doubts and distrust, Savannah’s unprepared for both the job and the climate. However, she’s determined to prove she can handle anything her new town throws her way.

Elias gives it a week—or less—before the pretty schoolteacher packs her dainty dresses and hightails it back home. But no matter how many mishaps he has to rescue her from, Savannah doesn’t give up. Yet the real test is to come—a brutal blizzard that could finally drive her away, taking his heart with her…

 

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An Amish Match

LI991Jo Ann Brown

  • LI-991
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373719518

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

A Convenient Wedding 

With a baby on the way, a toddler son to care for and a run-down farm, Amish widow Rebekah Burkholder is worried for her family’s future. So when a kind, hardworking Amish widower with three children proposes marriage for sensible reasons, Rebekah accepts. She’ll oversee Joshua Stoltzfus’s household, be a loving mother to his children and try to reach his rebellious teenager. Joshua will make a wonderful father to her young son and the little one soon to be born. But as Rebekah unexpectedly falls for her new husband, dare she hope that Joshua will reopen his heart to love, too?

 

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The Cowboy’s Twins

LI992Debra Kastner

  • LI-992
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373719525

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

A Surprise Dad 

Rancher Jax McKenna’s gotten used to being on his own. Then surprise twin babies—daughters he never knew existed—arrive on his doorstep, and his world goes topsy-turvy. Strong, silent Jax has a way with horses. Not little girls! So when Texas newcomer Faith Duggan steps up to help, he’s overwhelmed with gratitude. Faith’s following her dream of buying a mustang rescue sanctuary. And she needs Jax, too. But after a tragic accident changed his life forever, Jax isn’t used to letting anyone in. Could Faith be the exception…and the partner he’s always searched for?

 

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Claiming the Single Mom’s Heart

LI993Glynna Kaye

  • LI-993
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373719532

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

Their Unexpected Love 

Sunshine Carston is looking for more than beautiful scenery when she moves with her daughter to Hunter Ridge, Arizona. She’s looking for answers. According to family legend, her ancestors were cheated out of their land by the Hunter family. But when she meets Grady Hunter, Sunshine’s mission is endangered—how can she investigate the Hunters when she’s falling for one? When Grady’s mother becomes ill, Grady steps in to help her run against Sunshine for town council. But what will Grady say when he finds out about Sunshine’s investigation? To rise above the past and forge a future together, they’ll need a love stronger than any feud…

 

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Her Firefighter Hero

LI994Leigh Bale

  • LI-994
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373719549

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

Taking a Chance on the Fireman 

Young widow Megan Rocklin is trying hard to pick up the pieces. A year after her fireman husband’s death, she has managed to keep the family diner going and tend to her two active children, June and Caleb. She’s sure that’s all she can handle—and then Jared Marshall asks Megan to cater the meals for his hotshot crew. With his rugged good looks, the new fire management officer for Minoa, Nevada, turns many heads—but his heart lands straight on Megan. She’s promised herself she’ll never date another firefighter. But determined Jared refuses to give up on the family meant to be his…

 

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Coast Guard Sweetheart

LI995Lisa Carter

  • LI-995
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373719556

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

Second Chance Sailor 

When coast guard officer Sawyer Kole is stationed again in Kiptohanock, Virginia, he’s ready to prove to Honey Duer that he’s a changed man—and the right man for her. But it’s not smooth sailing when a hurricane blows their way. To save the family inn she’s restored to perfection, Honey will ride out the storm. But can she handle the turbulence of seeing Sawyer again? Years ago he walked away, taking her dreams of love. Now as Hurricane Zelda barrels down, Honey may have no choice but to trust Sawyer to save her life and—just maybe—her heart.

 

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Her Texas Family

LI996Jill Lynn

  • LI-996
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373719563

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

Falling for the Single Dad 

Moving to a small Texas town, Lucy Grayson is looking to live life on her own terms. When she agrees to take a job in Doctor Graham Redmond’s office, the two instantly clash. The same can’t be said for the widower’s daughter. They quickly form a bond when Lucy begins teaching the little girl to dance. Graham soon realizes how good Lucy is for his daughter—and for him. Yet his late wife’s parents don’t agree. Their ultimatum to choose between them or Lucy fills Graham with despair. He can’t let his daughter lose her grandparents…but he also can’t lose the woman who could complete their family.

 

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 Love Inspired Kindle Bundles

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GIVEAWAY WINNERS

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Contest ended Tuesday June 28 EST.

Many thanks to Susan Sleeman, Dana Mentink, Alison Stone, Sherri Shackelford, Erica Vetsch, Deb Kastner and Lisa Carter for donating the winning copies.

Winners of a copy of one of the following:

*EMERGENCY RESPONSE by Susan Sleeman (3 print copies - USA ONLY)
Joan Arning, Trixi O, JustinaBaisleyWilson
*SEASIDE SECRETS by Dana Mentink (2 Kindle copies - USA & CANADA ONLY)
Bree Herron, Shelia Hall
*PLAIN PROTECTOR by Alison Stone (2 print copies - WORLDWIDE)
Teresa Sheroke, Pam Graber
*SPECIAL DELIVERY BABY by Sherri Shackelford (2 print sets - USA & CANADA  ONLY)
Cataloguer, Just Commonly
*HIS PRAIRIE SWEETHEART by Erica Vetsch (2 print or Kindle copies - PRINT USA ONLY, KINDLE CANADA ONLY)
cwenzinger, Nancy
*THE COWBOY'S TWINS by Deb Kastner (2 print copies - USA ONLY)
Beth Erin, Beth Gillihan
*COAST GUARD SWEETHEART by Lisa Carter (2 print copies - USA ONLY)
Lucy Reynolds, jtabalk

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17 Responses to May 2016 Releases in Category Fiction

  1. Some really wonderful titles are featured but I especially like Plain Protector; Seaside Secrets; Truth and Consequences; His Prairie Sweetheart and Special Delivery Baby. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  2. Winners of a copy of one of the following:

    *EMERGENCY RESPONSE by Susan Sleeman: Joan Arning, Trixi O, JustinaBaisleyWilson
    *SEASIDE SECRETS by Dana Mentink: Bree Herron, Shelia Hall
    *PLAIN PROTECTOR by Alison Stone: Teresa Sheroke, Pam Graber
    *SPECIAL DELIVERY BABY by Sherri Shackelford: Cataloguer, Just Commonly
    *HIS PRAIRIE SWEETHEART by Erica Vetsch: cwenzinger, Nancy
    *THE COWBOY’S TWINS by Deb Kastner: Beth Erin, Beth Gillihan
    *COAST GUARD SWEETHEART by Lisa Carter: Lucy Reynolds, jtabalk

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