Spring is not crowded with as many book releases as pre-Christmas time. We scanned the leading ebookstores and managed to collect the most promising ebook releases of the coming months.
Nora Roberts, James Patterson, and David Baldacci never put their pens away. Readers can enjoy their new books every couple of months.
With Memory Man, Baldacci is starting a new series, introducing Amos Decker, a former football player who became a police detective, who one day finds his family awfully murdered.
Nora Roberts comes back with The Liar. After the husband’s death, the heroine, Shelby Pomeroy, discovers the husband had left her with huge debts and was betraying her in every conceivable way.
On my list of books to read, there is a Becoming Steve Jobs, co-authored by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, which will be released in late March. It’s the comprehensive analysis of Jobs’ life and career after he left Apple, “written with unparalleled access and insight.”
As usual, the books are presented with shortened and simplified blurbs, as well as direct links to Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo (US) and iBooks Store (US).
Not all titles can be bought or pre-ordered in all the ebookstores. There is a growing number of bestselling ebooks published through Amazon Kindle Select program or via one of Amazon’s imprints. That means these titles are exclusively available in the Kindle Store. Post-apocalyptic novel The Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart, and Emily Bleeker’s mystery Wreckage are among them.
Which titles from the list are you going to read?
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12 sure-fire ebook bestsellers – spring 2015
Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.
The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses. Genevieve Randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. She suspects Lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. And now, Genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys.
In this intriguing tale of survival, secrets, and redemption, two everyday people thrown together by tragedy must finally face the truth…even if it tears them apart.
The Dead Key
D. M. Pulley
It’s 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world.
Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland’s largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees, and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault’s safe-deposit boxes were lost.
In the years since, Cleveland’s wealthy businessmen kept the truth buried in the abandoned high-rise. The ransacked offices and forgotten safe-deposit boxes remain locked in time, until young engineer Iris Latch stumbles upon them during a renovation survey. What begins as a welcome break from her cubicle becomes an obsession as Iris unravels the bank’s sordid past.
With each haunting revelation, Iris follows the looming shadow of the past deeper into the vault—and soon realizes that the key to the mystery comes at an astonishing price.
The One That Got Away
In The One That Got Away, Simon Wood masterfully tells a dark and gritty tale of a serial killer on the trail of a victim who eluded his grasp.
This fast-paced thriller is not for the faint of heart. Zoë Sutton lives with the weight of knowing that she escaped from an abduction while her friend did not. But survivor’s guilt applies only to survivors. With the killer at large, Zoë’s safety is far from assured.
In Marshall Beck, Simon has created a psychopath on par with Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy. He is a sadistic killer who relishes the hunt as much as the kill. When Beck returns to finish what he started, he and Zoë head on a collision course that will bring either death or redemption—or both.
Their ultimate showdown is one of the best I’ve ever read, and indeed my heart was racing and my fingertips moist as I sped to the end. Job well done, Simon.
John J. Davis
If your family is a target, you have to be a weapon.
When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency to take on international arms dealers.
Aided by his beautiful wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technological breakthrough that will change the face of modern warfare forever.
But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue.
Facing an impossible decision, with time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing: When you can’t trust anyone else, trust your family.
The Beekeeper’s Ball
The New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the land’s bounty yields a rich harvest…and family secrets that have long been buried
Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the enchanting Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista’s rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel’s project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past.
But Isabel’s carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O’Neill arrives to dig up old history. He’s always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel’s kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.
Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.
The first comprehensive study of Jobs’ career following his dismissal from Apple, written with unparalleled access and insight, Becoming Steve Jobs offers a startling new portrait of the most important business figure in modern history.
The most intimate biography yet of Jobs, written by the journalist who knew him better than any other, Becoming Steve Jobs draws on recently discovered interviews that have never before seen the light of day, and answers for the first time the most pressing questions about what made this legendary business leader such a success.
Helen of Sparta
Long before she ran away with Paris to Troy, Helen of Sparta was haunted by nightmares of a burning city under siege.
These dreams foretold impending war—a war that only Helen has the power to avert. To do so, she must defy her family and betray her betrothed by fleeing the palace in the dead of night. In need of protection, she finds shelter and comfort in the arms of Theseus, son of Poseidon.
With Theseus at her side, she believes she can escape her destiny. But at every turn, new dangers—violence, betrayal, extortion, threat of war—thwart Helen’s plans and bar her path. Still, she refuses to bend to the will of the gods.
A new take on an ancient myth, Helen of Sparta is the story of one woman determined to decide her own fate.
The Gemini Effect
A single raindrop opens a Pandora’s box when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II is unleashed on an unsuspecting modern world. By dawn, only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still, except for mutant beasts that hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of night to continue their relentless advance.
Ordered to investigate the unfolding crisis, biowarfare specialist Carolyn Ridenour barely escapes the creatures’ nocturnal onslaught, saved in the nick of time by Colonel Garrett Hoffman, who lost hundreds of his troops to a swarm that neither bombs nor bullets can stop.
As Carolyn and Garrett race to stop the plague, a battered and broken government prepares to release the fury of America’s nuclear arsenal on its own soil and its own citizens.
Toddlers Are A**holes
Toddler a**holery is a normal part of human development—not unlike puberty, except this stage involves throwing food on the floor and taking swings at people who pay your way in life. For parents of toddlers, it’s a “you better laugh so you don’t cry” period.
Bunmi Laditan’s hilarious, satirical guide to toddlerhood offers parents instant (and very welcome) comic relief—along with the very good news that “It’s Not Your Fault.”
Chapters cover the cost of raising a toddler, feeding your toddler, potty-training, tantrums, how to manage the holidays, and “how not to die inside.”
NYPD Red 3
Businessman Hunter Alden Jr. thinks he has it all: a beautiful wife, a wonderful teenage son and billions in the bank.
However his life is turned upside-down one night when he finds the severed head of his chauffeur, stuffed into a bag painted with his son’s initials, in blood.
But the price to get him back might be too high – even for one of the world’s richest men.
When her husband Richard dies in a freak accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But his death reveals a horrible truth – Richard was a liar and a cheat.
Now Shelby is left with the consequences – huge, terrifying debts and mounting proof that her late husband betrayed her in every conceivable way.
Heart-broken but unbowed, Shelby is determined to fix her problems – if only for the sake of her gorgeous little daughter Callie. Returning home to Tennessee and the family she thought she’d lost for ever, she discovers a new sense of strength and freedom.
And hope, too, in the handsome form of carpenter Griffin Lott – a straight-dealing man who couldn’t lie to her if he tried.
Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible hit. Now a police detective, Amos is still haunted by a side effect from the accident he can never forget.
One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter and brother-in-law horrifically murdered.
Obviously scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try and catch the monster who killed his family.
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