2015 Year in Review – April 2015 Dear Reader Letter


Every Carina Press ebook includes a letter from Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James to you! She gives you a peek inside all of the amazing books published by Carina Press that month. Here is a handy recap of all of our April 2015 releases. Enjoy!

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Dear Reader,

Social media can be dangerous, fun and inspiring. While I was writing this month’s letter, I mentioned on Twitter that I was a bit stuck in my opening. Who can blame me after writing over forty letters? So author and reader @AudraNorth challenged me to make this one different by creating a Carina Press April Fools fill-in-the-blank letter (there’s a name for it but it’s trademarked so…fill-in-the-blank letter it is!) Challenge accepted. We played the game earlier this year. See it HERE.

April is a stellar month for Carina Press since we have four new debut authors in our lineup! First up, I’m pleased to introduce debut author Sharon Calvin with her romantic suspense title, A Dangerous Leap. USCG rescue swimmer Kelly Bishop is used to dangerous situations, but when Ian Razzamenti demands she risk her career, she’s not sure she has the courage. Then disaster strikes and they both must face their worst fear—losingeach other.

Katherine Locke debuts in the contemporary romance new adult category with Second Position. Four years after a career-ending car accident, ballet dancers Aly and Zed risk their fragile recoveries for the future they thought they’d lost. Don’t miss the prequel to Aly and Zed’s story, Turning Pointe, available as a free read on CarinaPress.com and other ebook retailers.

If you’re a fan of the male/male genre, be sure to pick up j. leigh bailey’s debut new-adult romance, Nobody’s Hero. Bradley Greene’s family rejected him for being gay, leaving him financially and emotionally adrift—until he meets Danny Ortega. Brad becomes Danny’s friend?, but can Brad handle being responsible for someone else’s heart?

Also debuting with us in April is mystery author Brenda Buchanan. In Quick Pivot, the first of the Joe Gale Mysteries, a newspaper reporter’s dogged investigation of a 1968 murder threatens to expose a Maine mill town’s hidden secrets, making him the target of a killer who once thought himself too clever to be caught.

Joining Brenda in the mystery category is Daryl Anderson with Death at China Rose. The search for a long-missing woman brings PI Addie Gorsky to China Rose Fish Camp, a rundown resort in a hidden corner of north Florida. Addie begins a dangerous hunt through the wilds of China Rose, surrounded by grinning gators, killer bees and a cunning two-legged killer.

In the historical romance category, Caroline Kimberly brings another fun historical adventure with An Inconvenient Mistress. In a desperate attempt to flee her past, Isabella North hijacks captain Phillip Ashford from a Jamaican prison and tricks him into sailing home to England. But will she be able to keep herself from liking him even if she despises the handsome, arrogant privateer?

Last this month, we wind up Angela Highland’s epic fantasy romance trilogy. When the Voice of the Gods breaks free of magical enslavement and rampages through Adalonia, the lost sword Moonshadow is the only hope of stopping Her—and Faanshi, Julian and Kestar must join forces to find it and save the realm in Victory of the Hawk.

I hope your month is full of wonderful books that make you smile.

Happy Reading!

Angela James
Editorial Director, Carina Press

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