Between Wild and Ruin
Author: Jennifer G. Edelson
Genre: Young Adult
BIASC: Young Adult Fiction/ Romance/ Paranormal LCCN: PN3488.L67 | DDC 813.6 - dc22
Trade Release Date: September 28, 2019
Truth, like love, isn’t always obvious.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby Brooks has never had a boyfriend. After moving to small-town La Luna, New Mexico following her mother’s untimely death, boys aren’t even on her radar. Ruby just wants to forget the last horrible year and blend in. But when she discovers an ancient pueblo ruin in the forest behind her house, and meets Ezra, a bitter recluse whose once-perfect face was destroyed in an accident he won’t talk about; Angel, La Luna’s handsome sheriff’s deputy, and Leo, a stranger who only appears near the ruin, Ruby finds herself teetering between love, mystery, and other worlds.What happened to Ezra’s face? And why is she so attracted to the one boy in town everyone despises? As Ruby unravels her own connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin,she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving. Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where spirits and legends aren’t always just campfire stories.
©Bad Apple Books 2019
If This Is Not An Exit
Author: Lilly Scarlet
Genre: Adult Erotic Suspense/Romance
Trade Release Date: Spring 2021 - Release date to be announced
Nobody loathes drama more than Chief ER doc, Ian Gallo. Since moving to Maine to take a residency after medical school, the moody and fiercely private doctor has lived a safe predictable life. Nothing much happens in Bluefin Bay, but after Ian stumbles over an injured, unconscious woman on Bluefin’s rocky shores during his morning run, he barrels headfirst into a romance and mystery that challenges his compartmentalized, ideological life. Enter Bluefin’s newest enigmatic stranger, the intriguingly temperamental Ana. Stricken with amnesia after waking up in the hospital, Ana is effectively helpless and homeless; but though she can’t remember who she is, she quickly realizes she definitely isn’t normal.
When Ana leaves the hospital, Ian offers her his spare room until she can get on her feet. Ana jumps on it, biting at the chance to convalesce and disappear and become someone else. Ana is also cagey, and the longer she stays with Ian, the more he's both confounded and mesmerized by her evasiveness. Gradually, Ana begins to remember. Confused by what she learns about herself, and aware she needs Ian until she figures something out, she resolves to keep her disturbing memories secret. But keeping things from Ian is like digging a dirt hole with a rubber sieve, and as she wrangles her way into Ian’s heart and bed, their intractable personalities collide, sparking a volatile romance.
Ian is obsessed with fixing things. He’s dedicated his life to saving people. Turns out, Ana may be an assassin. On the surface at least, their values, priorities, and dreams are diametrically opposed. But if Ana can convince Ian she’s changed, and that they’re more alike than he thinks, Ian might just be able to surmount her inexplicable past. Just who is Ana, really? And does it matter? The answer isn’t black and white, and the truth uproots everything they think they know about purpose, redemption, and second chances.