It's time for this month's new-release roundup. Once again, Hampton Roads authors offer enough topics and genres to make any bibliophile happy. Check out this month's offerings. Maybe you'll find one or two that pique your fancy.
"The Button Legacy: Emily's Inheritance" by Ginger Marcinkowski. Christian fiction. This follow-up to Marcinkowski's 2012 prizewinning "Run, River Currents" is an expanded version of 2013 novella "The Button Legacy."
"Beloved" by Corinne Michaels. Military Romance. A Virginia Beach Navy wife penned this story of ex-Navy SEAL Jackson Cole and unlucky-in-love Catherine Pope during her husband's long deployments.
"The Carlisle Chronicles" trilogy by Melanie Fairfield of Newport News includes "Field of Honor," "Scandal's Darling" and "The Eyes of Love." Historical romance. Tales of Regency England feature cameos of real historical figures.
"The Eighth Day" by Michael O'Neal. Young Adult/Mystery/Thriller. Five high school friends in Iowa fight to save the world. Released in audiobook, narrated by Robert Martinez.
"Electric Funeral" by Mark Slade. Horror/SF/Fantasy. Collection of short stories based on the paintings of artist known as Darwins Mishap.
"Lingering Missives" by Williamsburg's Ronald G. Munro. Murder mystery. American Catlyn Stacey, sole heir to ancestral estate Southjoy Mission and embroiled in a struggle for the property, is guided by a diary message written 800 years earlier.
"Otherworld: Orcish Delight" by G.D. Saur. Young adult/fantasy/horror. Anti-bullying story. A boy, thrust from his home at a boarding school in western Virginia into a nightmarish world where creatures known as Orcs eat human children, must make his way back home, bringing the message of peace.
"Shards in the Darkness" by Austin Pierce of Yorktown. Fantasy. Exploration of universal concepts of friendship, language and spirituality within setting of fantasy otherworld. The book is the first in a planned series.
"Undressed by the Earl" by York County's Michelle Willingham. Historical Romance. Amelia Andrew needs a husband in order to avoid ruin. David Hartford, Earl of Castledon, tormented by the death of his first wife, needs an heir. Can the two, brought together by social convention, find love?
"Virtue in Media: The Moral Psychology of Excellence in News and Public Relations" by former Daily Press staff writer Patrick Lee Plaisance. Plaisance, who is now a journalism and media ethics professor at Colorado State University, covered science, the environment and politics at the Daily Press for many years. "Virtue in Media" is the result of his research into and interviews with today's media stars, including Pulitzer Prize winners.
"Exploring Delmarva: A Travel Guide from Cape Charles to Chesapeake City" by Curtis J. Badger. Fifty stories that showcase the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia). Includes a "Best Places" list.
"A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist" by Linda Janet Holmes. Biography. One of the Women Writers of Color series edited by Joanne M. Braxton, director of the Middle Passage Project at the College of William and Mary.
"Deltaville (Images of America)" by Larry S. Chowning. Picture book chronicling the early 20th century culture and industry of the people of Deltaville.
"From the Heart of a Teacher" by Rodney Jordan. Former Granby High School and Norfolk State University student, now a teacher in Northern Virginia, shares experiences and insights into an ineffective public education system.
"The Path from Backpack to Briefcase: A Parent's Guide" by R. William Holland, Ph.D. Strategies to help parents successfully steer their children through college and beyond in an uncertain job market.
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