What's Hot in KU ~ Thanksgiving edition
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Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com
Check out our selection of heart-warming stories,
perfect for the holiday season
by Joanne MacGregor
She’s in love, out of her depth and in danger of losing herself.
When 18-year-old Romy Morgan saves Hollywood superstar Logan Rush from drowning, she’s offered a job as his personal assistant. In exchange for entering the exciting world of the movies, she strikes a deal to reinvent herself from top to toe, and love sparks between her and Logan. But the movie set is a world of illusion, where appearances don’t match reality, and Romy soon discovers that she’s traded her voice for love, and is in real danger of losing both her dreams and her self-respect.
When she discovers a dreadful secret with the power to destroy Logan, Romy must choose between love and revenge.
Ancient Guardians: A Christmas at Pasidian Palace
By S.L. Morgan
It's been five years since the Guardians worked together to destroy the most dangerous enemy they had ever faced.
With peace in their lands, Levi and Reece have been living a life of serenity and peace, raising their three young children at Oxley Manor.
Everything seems perfect and well until Levi realizes something: a holiday he knows his wife as always loved on her home planet of Earth has never been celebrated in his realm. In fact, Reece hasn't had the privilege of enjoying her favorite holiday in over six years, and Levi vows to change that.
But can he? With his sister's wedding at hand, his own daughter professing her love for another as well, and wanting to have a new holiday introduced to Pemdas...Levi is determined to find a way to make all of this work no matter the sacrifices he must make.
All The Things We Found (River Valley Lost & Found Book 2)
by Kayla Tirrell
The only thing eighteen-year-old Gwen guards more carefully than the truth about her past is her heart. Which is why falling in love with her best friend was never part of the plan. But as their relationship heats up, Gwen thinks she might finally be ready to date again.
Mitch loves his life in River Valley and everything is exactly how he wants it. Everything except for his relationship with Gwen. The more their attraction grows, the more Gwen closes herself off from him.
When a mid-winter car accident brings Gwen's secrets to the surface, will the boy she loves accept the truth about her past? Or will he look to a future without her?
Winter Wishes: The Dragon's Rocketship presentation
by Robert Franks, Kristy Carey, & 15 more
Winter. That wonderful time of the year, filled with celebrations, festivities galore, walks through a crisp, frosty wonderland, and nights filled with magical stories told by the fireside. Some dark, some funny, some touching, and all suitable for readers from one to ninety-two.
This collection of seasonal short stories is brought to you by up and coming authors, and all proceeds will be donated to the very special Make A Wish Foundation. Everything you find between these covers--and on them!--has been donated by the authors and editors for this charity.
So laugh, smile, or cry, and enjoy this little book of holiday magic!
Those Black Wings
by Melinda R. Cordell
Kay Bachmann leaps into her freshman year of college, eager to start fresh and be the girl she’s always wanted to be. She meets Carter, who falls for her like a skydiver with a busted parachute. He sweeps her away in a whirlwind romance, and before Kay can think straight, they’re going on dates. But when Kay discovers a family secret, she starts looking at the relationship in a whole new light. And it's not pretty.
Then she meets her old friend Wyatt again – who she’s loved desperately for so long. Kay tries to break free of Carter, but he raises the emotional ante and attempts suicide right in front of her. That act pulls her right back to his side.
Kay knows she cannot stay with Carter. She knows that his next attempt may be fatal. But she wants, above all, to live her life on her own terms – not on somebody else’s.
Just Friends: YA Contemporary Romance
High school senior, Mitch Houser, is thrilled to have multiple colleges recruiting him because of his record-breaking times on the track, but Mitch hasn’t told anyone the real reason he’s been setting records.
He’s trying to outrun his girl problems.
It’s bad when his friend starts dating his younger, freshman sister. It gets worse when his best friend from childhood, Holly Isaacson, pulls away from Mitch. They used to switch phones during AP History and type each other random notes throughout the day, but lately, Mitch has been keeping his phone safely in his own pocket.
Lance, Mitch’s only competition on the track and good friend, tells Mitch over and over that Holly isn’t ten years old anymore, that she’s worth taking a second look at. Mitch rolls his eyes and tells his friend to shut up, the way he has for years.
And worst of all is the idea of Holly becoming buddy-buddy with Jade Montgomery, who is Mitch’s latest crush. He wants to move Jade from a girl he invites to eat dinner with his family to a girl he takes out to dinner—and maybe kisses afterward. Mitch, who isn’t a great conversationalist, struggles to find the right way to ask Jade out and explain his “just friends” status with Holly.
So Mitch runs, and he runs fast. Things progress with Jade at the same rate they fall apart with Holly. Mitch is under pressure from his parents to fill out his college applications. He’s unsure what to do about Holly. He argues constantly with his sister about her boyfriend. And Lance’s voice about Holly refuses to be silenced.
Most days, Mitch can’t change into his running clothes fast enough. But running from his problems isn’t a good solution, and Mitch has to face both Jade and Holly—and decide which one of them to put into the “just friends” category.
The Holiday Boyfriend (The Boyfriend Series Book 4)
by Christina Benjamin
A stand-alone, seasonal tale of love, family and the magic of Christmas.
Emma Rhodes is hesitant to return to Manhattan for Christmas. After all, she left for a reason. A tall, dark and handsome reason named Will Taylor. But Emma has been homesick for the city ever since she moved to Boston with her mother. So when the opportunity to spend her last high school holiday with her father presented itself, she couldn't resist.
Plus, Emma has some big decisions on the horizon. With graduation only a few months off, she needs to decide if she's brave enough to face her past and return to the city for college, or if she'll continue to run from the heartbreak that haunts her.
Nobody is more excited about the holidays than Will Taylor, especially now that his dream girl is back in town. Emma Rhodes was the one that got away and Will has a plan to make sure it never happens again. He's sure he can use the magic of Manhattan at Christmas to show her the spark between them still exists.
Will's plans to win Emma back hinge on giving her the best Christmas ever, which might be more difficult than he suspected when Emma's frienemies get involved and her father drops a family bombshell. But Will is determined not to give up his heartwarming quest to prove his love with holiday flare.
by Emily Evans
Stay – A teen romantic comedy:
Warning: There is a new foreign exchange student at Mia’s high school. His name is Alexi. His profile is picky, wealthy, and Greek.
An astonishing request has been made: Show him around.
Horrible truths must be realized: She’ll have to do it. And, Alexi will be living under the same roof.
There’s no escape. Mia has no other choice. Alexi must be Americanized. She’ll take on this Herculean task and have him blending in by Homecoming.
The problem? Alexi is hot, fascinating, and she’s falling fast. Feisty, seventeen-year-old Mia will face Shakespeare’s age-old question: ‘Is it better to have loved and lost…’ or will he stay?
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A New Year's Kiss
After breaking up with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve, sixteen year old Amber has sworn of boys for good. But that was before she travelled to Ridge Glade on her annual family holiday, and before Jordan Thomas, the hottest boy in school, turned up. Amber feels a connection build between them. But when Jordan doesn't kiss Amber, she worries she has made a mistake. Will Jordan's true feelings finally be revealed on New Year's Eve? Will Amber finally get her kiss?
Ray of Sunlight
by Brynn Stein
Russ Michaels has his whole life ahead of him but no plans beyond dropping out of school as soon as he turns eighteen. He’s been in and out of juvenile detention for the last four years and thoroughly expects to end up in an adult penitentiary at some point. He hates life and everyone in it, especially this latest community service that he earned in lieu of juvie yet again.
CJ Calhoun has big plans. He wants to bring joy and happiness to sick and injured children for as long as he can by performing as a clown. The problem is, he has stage-four cancer and a horrible prognosis.
When circumstances throw these two polar opposites together, they find they have more in common than they imagined. CJ discovers Russ’s talent for art and arranges for Russ to create a mural in the hospital foyer, which leads to a tentative scholarship to the Art Institute. As life changes in ways neither of them could have expected, Russ must work harder than ever to better himself as CJ struggles with his deteriorating health.
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