16 Book-to-Movie Adaptations Coming This Fall

With autumn right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get cozy with a good book — unless you’re headed to the nearest theater to see your favorite novel brought to the big screen! Check out the list of some of fall’s most exciting book to movie adaptations 2017. Publishers’ descriptions included.

 

It by Stephen King

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Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.

Release date: Out now

Things to know: This big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s supernatural horror classic stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise and fans are loving it — it grossed over $123 million its opening weekend.

 

 

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

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When a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death, the nightmare has only begun…

“And now the voice which spoke belonged to no one but herself. Oh my God, it said. Oh my God, I am all alone out here. I am all alone.”

Once again, Jessie Burlingame has been talked into submitting to her husband Gerald’s kinky sex games — something that she’s frankly had enough of, and they never held much charm for her to begin with. So much for a “romantic getaway” at their secluded summer home. After Jessie is handcuffed to the bedposts — and Gerald crosses a line with his wife — the day ends with deadly consequences. Now Jessie is utterly trapped in an isolated lakeside house that has become her prison — and comes face-to-face with her deepest, darkest fears and memories. Her only company is that of the various voices filling her mind…as well as the shadows of nightfall that may conceal an imagined or very real threat right there with her…

Release date: September 29 on Netflix

Things to know: Starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood, this horror adaptation looks every bit as scary as the book. King describes the movie as, “Horrifying, hypnotic, terrific,” adding, “It’s gonna freak you out.”

 

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

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In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in empty houses, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. But maybe that could change? As Addie and Louis come to know each other better — their pleasures and their difficulties — a beautiful story of second chances unfolds, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

Release date: September 29 on Netflix

Things to know: This film reunites Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in their fourth collaboration. In speaking about Fonda, Redford said, “I wanted to do another film with her before I died.”

 

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

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On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport. Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful writer, who is flying East for her much anticipated wedding. Dr Ben Payne has just wrapped up a medical conference and is also eager to return home to Jacksonville, Florida for a slate of surgeries he has scheduled for the following day. When the last outgoing flight is cancelled due to a broken de-icer and a forthcoming storm, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the weather front. And when the pilot says the single engine prop plane can fit one more, Ben offers the seat to Ashley.

Then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack mid-flight and the plane crashes into the High Uintas Wilderness — one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States. Ben, who has broken ribs, and Ashley, who suffers a terrible leg fracture, along with the pilot’s dog, are faced with an incredibly harrowing battle to survive. Ben records messages to his beloved wife on a small tape recorder; seeing his devotion, Ashley wonders if she has rushed into her engagement.

As the days on the mountains become weeks, their survival becomes increasingly perilous. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them?

Release date: October 6

Things to know: Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this heart-wrenching adaptation that The Hollywood Reporter describes as, “filled with eye-popping locations and an eye-popping pair of performers.”

 

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

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The first snow will come.

A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother’s favorite scarf — wrapped around the neck of a snowman.

And then he will appear again.

As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.

And when the snow is gone…

When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry’s worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.

… he will have taken someone else.

Release date: October 20

Things to know: Michael Fassbender stars as Detective Harry Hole in this upcoming thriller, which promises to be a real scream. Rebecca Ferguson, who acted in The Girl on the Train adaptation last year, will play Hole’s sidekick.

 

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

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Ben’s story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose’s story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother’s room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what’s missing. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful, Wonderstruck is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.

Release date: October 20

Things to know: Director Todd Haynes brings this heartwarming children’s story to the big screen. Actress Julianne Moore, who stars in the film, donned prosthetic makeup to appear older than she actually is for the role.

 

1922, from Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

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“Does anybody really know anybody? Before tonight she certainly would have thought so.”

In “1922,” a violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

A mystery writer is brutally assaulted in “Big Driver” by a stranger along a Massachusetts back road and plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

In “Fair Extension,” making a deal with the devil not only saves a man from terminal illness but also provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

Finally, the trust forged by more than 20 years of matrimony is irrevocably shattered when a woman makes a chance discovery leading to the horrifying implications of just who her husband really is in “A Good Marriage.”

Release date: October 20 on Netflix

Things to know: Based on a Stephen King novella, this adaptation stars Thomas Jane and Molly Parker as a married couple with some problems to “work out.”

 

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall, Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

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A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.

It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana… and an East Texas honky-tonk… and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda… an upscale New York gallery… a downtown dumpster… a Texas ranch.

Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

Release date: October 20

Things to know: When an art dealer (Greg Kinnear) befriends a homeless man (Dijmon Hounsou) in order to help his wife (Renée Zellweger), it will lead to a life-changing experience that is sure to light up the big screen.

 

 

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

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From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after war.

The wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel. For The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever. In Finkel’s hands, readers can feel what these young men were experiencing, and his harrowing story instantly became a classic in the literature of modern war.

In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has embedded with some of the men of the 2-16 — but this time he has done it at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like — not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done.

The story Finkel tells is mesmerizing, impossible to put down. With his unparalleled ability to report a story, he climbs into the hearts and minds of those he writes about. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of these two essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for?

Release date: October 27

Things to know: Miles Teller stars in this upcoming adaptation about the lives of three soldiers returning home from war. This film also features Amy Schumer, Haley Bennett, and other talented performers.

 

 

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A ‘respectable American gentleman’ lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside… Hercule Poirot is also aboard, having arrived in the nick of time to claim a second-class compartment — and the most astounding case of his illustrious career.

Release date: November 10

Things to know: Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in the latest adaptation of this legendary Agatha Christie tale. The film features an all-star cast, including Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, and more.

 

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers and inspired a movement to choose kind.

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Release date: November 17

Things to know: This poignant adaptation stars Jacob Tremblay, who first captured hearts in the gut-wrenching adaption of Room. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson also costar.

 

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

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The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families, and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.

Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

The fifteenth anniversary edition includes a special foreword by Deborah Ellis as well as a new map, an updated author’s note and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.

Release date: November 17

Things to know: The adaptation is directed by Nora Twomey and produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. In speaking about the project, Jolie said, “I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter.”

 

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors — John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle — the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

Release date: November 22

Things to know: This anthology film weaves together three unexpected romances that take place over the course of Christmas Eve.

 

Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman

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Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.

Release date: November 24

Things to know: This coming-of-age drama has been getting a lot of buzz since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, best known for The Social Network.

 

Ferdinand, based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

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A true classic with a timeless message!

All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?

The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children’s book allowed in Poland.

The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi — whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. — even called it his favorite book.

Release date: December 15

Things to know: WWE superstar John Cena voices the title character in this charming adaptation of the classic children’s book The Story of Ferdinand.

 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, based on Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they’d give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives.
In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startingly to life.
His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.

Release date: December 20

Things to know: This upcoming film is loosely inspired by Van Allsburg’s book, and works as a follow-up to the beloved 1995 Robin Williams version. In this film, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jack Black, a group of four teens must survive after getting stuck in a video version of the game.

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Book Review #286

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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published February 10th 2014
ASIN: B00IDGU05S
Edition Language: English
This one gets 2.5 stars from me.

This one has a big chick-lit/ Bridget Jones vibe. The heroine Sophie has a big fear of swimming because she almost drowned when she was younger. Her client, Matthew, the hunky millionaire who owns a swimming club wants to teach her to swim. Sophie jumps in the deep end, so to speak, as she deals with many sudden upheavals in her life such as her long term boyfriend dumping her because she’s too career driven and won’t cook for him. Plus her job many get slashed, and her father is depressed because he lost his job and wants her to keep it a secret from Sophie’s mother.

Sophie and Matthew have a big attraction going on but he’s her client and things must stay professional between them. But Matthew is crossing some lines and wants more from Sophie. She questions his feelings since he still can’t get over the death of his beloved girlfriend who also drowned (Sophie and Matthew almost have sex and he blurts out Rebecca’s name during the act. Ouch for Sophie).

Skinny Dipping has some cute moments and did keep me entertained to a point. Matthew is a lovely guy, more beta than alpha. His chemistry with Sophie is believable, but things falter toward the end. Sophie’s story with her possible cheating ex-boyfriend is never really out to rest, and even after Matthew calls out his deceased girlfriend’s name while intimate with Sophie, she is willing to believe he loves her, and she feels the same. They never discuss how hurt she was over saying the wrong name during sex, which rubbed me the wrong way. I wanted more closure regarding that and how Matthew really does love Sophie. I just couldn’t get behind his sudden, “I love you” to Sophie. It felt too rushed and canned.

Skinny Dipping was an okay read with some delightful moments, but more fluffy than deep. The HEA leaves me wanting more also.

Book Review #285

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Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published August 1st 2017
ASIN: B073N7F364
Edition Language: English
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I am torn about this book and how to rate it, because it was enjoyable but it also rubbed me the wrong way at times. I think this author definitely has a lot of potential, and with the great attitude that she will take any feedback as constructive — she’ll have no problem in getting there! I think this would be a good read for fans of instalove with sweet and sensitive Hs, and characters that want a HEA.

I liked the overall storyline, and I also liked that both characters expressed that they wanted that coveted “HEA”! So often we have characters want the HEA subconsciously, but one of the characters has to work to get them to realize it – so that was definitely a positive change!

I believe that I have been conditioned to like the alpha male, so when I read about a beta they end up not being my favorite — and I think that happened here for me. I wanted the H to go after what he wanted! I get that he cared for her and wanted her happy, but I really wanted to shake him! He was also sensitive and he would cry. While I understand that lots of females like that quality in a man, it’s not my personal jam. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the h. She was in a low part in her life, and I get that! I just wanted her to get back on her feet at some point in the book and be motivated to make some positive changes to make it better! The major conflict was a little too OTT for me with the h’s reaction and the way the H fixed it, and the ending felt lacking in that I had some unanswered questions in the end.

All in all, I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either — so a solid 3 “just ok” Stars for me.

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Holly and Brandon’s story. They both have been recently hurt by their ex-partners in long-term relationships, and meet one day at a bookstore when Brandon literally runs into Holly’s niece. They form an instant friendship, and even though they are strongly attracted to one another they label their relationship as just that – “friends”. The more time they spend together, the more they start to feel stronger feelings towards one another. There is some OM and career drama, some cute and sweet moments, a few sexy times…and they get a HFN ending.

POV: This alternated between Holly and Brandon’s POV.

Overall Pace of Story: Good. I never skimmed, and I thought it flowed well.

Instalove: Yes! The H claimed (internally) “love at first sight”, but the h took longer to get there.

H rating: 2.5 stars. Brandon. I’m not a huge fan of beta males, and I would definitely say he was that. I get that he was hurt in his past, but he was just too passive for my liking!

h rating: 2.5 stars. Holly. She was ok, but then she would do something that rubbed me the wrong way. I think her reaction to the H’s “big secret” was OTT, and that made the final push for me not to like her that much.

Sadness level: Low, no tissues needed

Push/Pull: Yes Both the h and H push away and pursue the relationship at times.

Heat level: Low. They have some decent tension, chemistry, and scenes — but minimal and not so much it takes away from the story.

Descriptive sex: Yes and no. Some are more fade to black type scenes and some get more descriptive by the end of the book. I wouldn’t necessarily say they are hot, as they are more about the emotional connection between the characters.

Safe sex: Not really (view spoiler)[I don’t remember any mention of condoms, birth control, or std statuses. *The H hadn’t been with anyone for 5 years before the h.*

OW/OM drama: Yes The h dates and sleeps with OM when she doesn’t feel like she is going anywhere romantically with the H and has been friend zoned.

Sex scene with OW or OM: Yes, but not all that descriptive. The h is dating OM for a while after the H put her in the friend zone, and she is intimate with the OM.

Cheating: No The h was cheated on by her ex (off page and not descriptive).

Separation: Yes They are separated for a couple months, but there was no mention or suggestion of other partners during this time.

Possible Triggers: Yes, but mild The h was cheated on and dumped by her long-term boyfriend because he was gay, and the H was dumped by his ex-fiancé because she was jealous of his success.

Closure: This didn’t have enough closure for me! I wanted that glimpse into their future to see that they got to the point that the h had dreamed about!! I would call it a HFN ending, but others might be just fine in calling it a HEA they get engaged

How I got it: **This was given to me from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Safety: This one should be either Safe or Safe with exception for most safety gang readers depending on personal preferences.
Does Not have cheating
Does Not have a descriptive sex scene with OW/OM (see above)
Does have both the h and H pushing away
Does have a separation between the h and H
Does Not have abuse
Does Not have OTT sad parts
Does Not have a HEA ending

13 New Romantic Thrillers Coming This Winter

Do you love heart-pounding mystery and suspense but are also a sucker for romance? This winter, you don’t have to choose between cold-blooded killers and passionate love stories: There are plenty of big romantic suspense books coming out between now and March! These action-packed books will get your pulse racing in more ways than one. Publishers’ descriptions included.

 

The Protector by Donna Grant

The Protector by Donna Grant

The second book in New York Times bestselling author Donna’s Grant’s thrilling Sons of Texas series!

Everything’s hotter in Texas…

When Marine Force Recon Captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best’someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on…

This isn’t the first rodeo for ex-Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Still, Cullen’s bad-boy good looks and charm are distracting her from duty… and it appears that the feeling is mutual.

As Mia and Cullen make their descent into a dark, dangerous world, their attraction reaches the boiling point. But is their desire worth the risk when a ruthless enemy is waiting in the wings, or will their Lone Star love conquer all in The Protector?

 

Deadly Fall by Elle James

Deadly Fall by Elle James

New York Times bestselling author Elle James’s chilling romance brings together a billionaire and his beautiful bodyguard!

In a Gothic mansion on a windy coast, former soldier Dixie Reeves and her client, billionaire Andrew Stratford, are in grave danger. The single dad has hired her to help him protect his daughter from a mysterious threat. As their enemy closes in, even tough-as-nails Dixie has to hold her nerve… and keep her guard up to stop herself from falling for Andrew and his adorable little girl. The long nights pass, and Dixie and her handsome boss can’t deny they’re barreling toward the kind of love that changes lives. That is, if they can somehow keep their instant family safe from the danger at the door!

 

Surrender by Lisa Renee Jones

Surrender by Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones returns with the third book in the sexy, suspenseful Careless Whispers series.

Passion burns fiercely hot between Ella Ferguson and Kayden Wilkens, the man who held secrets and lies in his hands, and then allowed them to fall into hers. But even though he has become her anchor — helping her recover from amnesia after finding her unconscious in an alley, and allowing her into his secret world — all is not what it seems. Kayden still has secrets, and pieces of Ella’s past are still shrouded in the darkness of her mind, while the powerful man who hunts her will not stop until she is his. In this final, explosive novel in the Careless Whispers series, Ella discovers that while her life with Kayden didn’t begin in that dark alley… It could easily end there.

 

 

Law and Disorder by Heather Graham

Law and Disorder by Heather Graham

Trust the enemy?

Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man… and he’s holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor’s eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?

Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can’t let Kody die. He won’t. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.

 

A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot

FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land — and off the grid — in rural Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event. But the crime scene details are eerily familiar to an unsolved mystery from Mercy’s past.

Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagle’s Nest to face the family who shunned her while maintaining the facade of a law-abiding citizen. There, she meets police chief Truman Daly, whose uncle was the cave man’s latest victim. He sees the survivalist side of her that she desperately tries to hide, but if she lets him get close enough to learn her secret, she might not survive the fallout…

 

Under Pressure by Lori Foster

Under Pressure by Lori Foster

He can protect anything except his heart.

Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job — working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who’d believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese’s ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He’s the last person she expects to trust — and the first who’s ever made her feel safe. And he’s the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough…

Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson

Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson

Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.

When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar “Striker” Jennings’s latest assignment, she knows she’s in trouble. And not just because he’s been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy’s appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn’t sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.

Though Striker’s now living on the right side of the law, he’s convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction — or finally prove that he’s the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.

Release date: Out Now

 

At Close Range by Laura Griffin

At Close Range by Laura Griffin

New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin “delivers the goods” (Publishers Weekly) again with the eleventh title in the gritty, heart-pounding Tracers series.

When a lakeside tryst ends in a double murder, police detective Daniele Harper arrives on the scene determined to get answers. Clues are everywhere, but nothing adds up. Dani turns to the Delphi Center crime lab for help, but soon regrets it when her secret attraction to their chief firearms examiner threatens to distract her from the most important case of her career.

As a ballistics expert and former Navy SEAL, Scott Black knows firearms, and he knows he can help Dani unravel her case. Scott has managed to hide his interest in his best friend’s younger sister for years, but when her investigation brings them together, the sparks between them quickly burn out of control. Scott resolves to keep his hands off Dani and his eyes on the goal — identifying a killer. But when that killer zeroes in on her, all bets are off. There isn’t a line Scott won’t cross to convince Dani to trust him so that he can help her take down a ruthless murderer who has her in his sights.

Release date: Out Now

 

Into the Firestorm by Kat Martin

Into the Firestorm by Kat Martin

At Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc., following your instincts is company policy…

M. Cassidy — Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured.

Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She’s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he’s close to the capture he wants most… and there’s no room for learning on the trail of this monster.

Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be…

Release date: Out Now

 

Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb

As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman — dazed, naked, and bloody — suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.

Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”…

While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:

What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

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Wildfire by Anne Stuart

Wild Fire by Anne Stuart

Her power-hungry husband takes pleasure in her pain, but she’s done playing the victim.

Three years ago, ex-operative Sophie Jordan made the mistake of falling in love — and marrying — her target. Now she’s paying for it tenfold. Her husband might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he’s also a psychopath. She’s been a virtual prisoner, and the time has come for retribution — and escape.

Undercover agent Malcolm Gunnison has his orders: Get intel from Sophie’s arms-dealer husband, then kill him. He plans to get rid of her, too, if she gets in his way, but he’s unprepared when she gets under his skin instead. Whose side is she on? And what is she hiding behind those mesmerizing eyes?

Sophie vowed to never fall for another man again, but this sexy undercover agent is different. With danger mounting, can Malcolm and Sophie trust each other — and their growing passion — enough to get out of this operation alive?

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Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life — even as a murderer plots to end it…

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown… since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened — and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now… because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

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Brighter Than the Sun by Maya Banks

Brighter than the Sun by Maya Banks

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated.

Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface — and threaten to tear them apart…

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