New Book Releases – May 10, 2022

Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Here is a preview of 18 books that are released today so that you can make plans on which one you want to read first!. Of course, there are more books released this week, this is just a small preview!

Let us know which books you have been waiting for!

  1. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
Genre:   Fiction / Coming of Age / Women's Friendship
Publisher ‏ : Berkley
Publish date: May 10, 2022
Pages: 320
Format:  Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

Premise of the book:  They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of glittering summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart.
Until she receives the call that sends her racing back to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek—the man she never thought she’d have to live without.

Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After is a big, sweeping nostalgic story of love and the people and choices that mark us forever.

2. Set on You  by Amy Lea
Genre:  Fiction / Multicultural Romantic Comedy
Publisher ‏ : Berkley
Publish date: May 10, 2022
Pages: 381
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this debut novel:  Curvy fitness influencer Crystal Chen built her career shattering gym stereotypes and mostly ignoring the trolls. After her recent breakup, she has little stamina left for men, instead finding solace in the gym – her place of power and positivity.

Enter firefighter Scott Ritchie, the smug new gym patron who routinely steals her favorite squat rack. Sparks fly as these ultra-competitive foes battle for gym domination. But after a series of escalating jabs, the last thing they expect is to run into each other at their grandparents' engagement party.

3. The Shadow of Memory (A Kate Hamilton Mystery) by Connie Berry

Genre:  Fiction / International Mystery & Crime (Books)
Publisher ‏ : ‎Crooked Lane Books
Publish on: May 10, 2022
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook 

Premise of this book: As Kate Hamilton plans her upcoming wedding to Detective Inspector Tom Mallory, she is also assisting her colleague Ivor Tweedy with a project at the Netherfield Sanatorium, which is being converted into luxury townhouses. Kate and Ivor must appraise a fifteenth-century paintingand verify that its provenance is the Dutch master Jan Van Eyck. But when retired criminal inspector Will Parker is found dead, Kate learns that the halls of the sanatorium housed much more than priceless art.

4. Overboard: A Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels, 22) by Sara Paretsky

Genre:  Fiction / Ghost Mysteries
Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Morrow
Publish on:  May 10, 2022
Pages: 400
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is: On her way home from an all-night surveillance job, V.I. Warshawski is led by her dogs on a mad chase that ends when they discover a badly injured teen hiding in the rocks along Lake Michigan. The girl only regains consciousness long enough to utter one enigmatic word. V.I. helps bring her to a hospital, but not long after, she vanishes before anyone can discover her identity. As V.I. attempts to find her, the detective uncovers an ugly consortium of Chicago powerbrokers and mobsters who are prepared to kill the girl. And now V.I.’s own life is in jeopardy as well.

5. Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance by Nina Allan (Author), Zen Cho (Author), Rowan Coleman (Author), Jeffrey Ford (Author), Sarah Gailey (Author), Theodora Goss (Author), Elizabeth Hand (Author), Alix E. Harrow (Author), Ellen Klages (Author), Lavanya Lakshminarayan (Author), Margo Lanagan (Author), Seanan McGuire (Author), Sam J. Miller (Author), Catherynne M. Valente (Author), Carrie Vaughn (Author), Sameem Siddiqui (Author),

Genre:  Fiction / Science Fiction Short Stories 
Publisher ‏ : Solaris
Publish on: May 10, 2022
Format:  Paperback 

The Premise of the book is below:  Time-travel is a way for writers to play with history and imagine different futures – for better, or worse.

When romance is thrown into the mix, time-travel becomes a passionate tool, or heart-breaking weapon. A time agent in the 22nd century puts their whole mission at risk when they fall in love with the wrong person. No matter which part of history a man visits, he cannot not escape his ex. A woman is desperately in love with the time-space continuum, but it doesn’t love her back. As time passes and falls apart, a time-traveller must say goodbye to their soulmate.

With stories from best-selling and award-winning authors such as Seanan McGuire, Alix E. Harrow and Nina Allan, this anthology gives a taste for the rich treasure trove of stories we can imagine with love, loss and reunion across time and space. 

6. Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies (A Pies Before Guys Mystery) by Misha Popp

Genre:  Fiction / Supernatural Mysteries
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crooked Lane Books
Publish on:  May 10, 2022
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook, 

The Premise of the book is below:  The first time Daisy Ellery killed a man with a pie, it was an accident. Now, it’s her calling. Daisy bakes sweet vengeance into her pastries, which she and her dog Zoe deliver to the men who’ve done dirty deeds to the town’s women. But if she can’t solve the one crime that’s not of her own baking, she’ll be out of the pie pan and into the oven.
Parking her Pies Before Guys mobile bakery van outside the local diner, Daisy is informed by Frank, the crusty diner owner, that someone’s been prowling around the van—and not just to inhale the delectable aroma. Already on thin icing with Frank, she finds a letter on her door, threatening to reveal her unsavory secret sideline of pie a la murder.

7. My Wife Is Missing: A Novel  by D.J. Palmer

Genre:  Fiction / Domestic Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher ‏ : St. Martin's Press 
Publish on: May 10, 2022
Pages: 368
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Hardcover
The Premise of the book: A family vacation turns into a nightmare for Michael Hart when he discovers his wife and two children have disappeared from their New York City hotel room. Horrified, he fears they’ve been kidnapped. Michael’s frantic search to find them takes a shocking turn when he discovers that his wife, Natalie, appears to have left quite willingly, taking their children with her. The police want to know why, and so does Michael. But there may be a reason why Natalie ran, something Michael can’t tell the police—the truth about his past.

8. Starry-Eyed Love (Spark House, 2) by Helena Hunting

Genre:  Fiction / Romantic Comedy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Griffin
Publish on:  May 10, 2022
Pages: 352
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is eager to prove to her sisters, and herself, that she can land this deal. Just when she thinks she has nailed her presentation, the company’s CEO, Jackson Holt, walks in and inserts himself into the meeting. Not only that, but he also happens to be the same guy she turned down at the bar a few months ago.

As they begin to spend more time together, their working relationship blossoms into something more. It isn’t until their professional entanglements are finally over, that London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands - not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too.

9. And By Fire: A Novel  by Evie Hawtrey

Genre:  Fiction / Historical Mysteries and Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crooked Lane Books
Publish on:  May 10, 2022
Pages:  329
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the book is: Nigella Parker, Detective Inspector with the City Police, has a deeply rooted fear of fire and a talent for solving deadly arson cases. When a charred figure is found curled beside Sir Christopher Wren’s Monument to the Great Fire of London, Nigella is dragged into a case pitting her against a murderous artist creating sculptures using burnt flesh.
Nigella partners with Colm O’Leary of Scotland Yard to track the arsonist across greater London. The pair are more than colleagues—they were lovers until O’Leary made the mistake of uttering three little words. Their past isn’t the only buried history as they race to connect the dots between an antique nail pulled from a dead man’s hands and a long-forgotten architect dwarfed by the life’s work of Sir Christopher Wren.

10.  Hidden Pictures: A Novel by Jason Rekulak
Genre: Fiction / Ghost and DomesticThrillers
Books Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publish Date: May 10, 2022
Pages: 375
Format:   Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The premise of the book is:  Fresh out of rehab, Mallory Quinn takes a job as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their five-year-old son, Teddy.

Mallory immediately loves it. She has her own living space, goes out for nightly runs, and has the stability she craves. And she sincerely bonds with Teddy, a sweet, shy boy who is never without his sketchbook and pencil. His drawings are the usual fare: trees, rabbits, balloons. But one day, he draws something different: a man in a forest, dragging a woman’s lifeless body.

Then, Teddy’s artwork becomes increasingly sinister, and his stick figures quickly evolve into lifelike sketches well beyond the ability of any five-year-old. Mallory begins to wonder if these are glimpses of a long-unsolved murder, perhaps relayed by a supernatural force.

11.  Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands by Kelly Lytle Hernández 
Genre:  NonFiction /  Hispanic American Demographic Studies
Publisher ‏ : W. W. Norton & Company
Publish on: May 10, 2022 
Pages: 384
Format:  Hardcover and eBook

The Premise of the book is: Bad Mexicans tells the dramatic story of the magonistas, the migrant rebels who sparked the 1910 Mexican Revolution from the United States. Led by a brilliant but ill-tempered radical named Ricardo Flores Magón, the magonistas were a motley band of journalists, miners, migrant workers, and more, who organized thousands of Mexican workers―and American dissidents―to their cause. Determined to oust Mexico’s dictator, Porfirio Díaz, who encouraged the plunder of his country by U.S. imperialists such as Guggenheim and Rockefeller, the rebels had to outrun and outsmart the swarm of U. S. authorities vested in protecting the Diaz regime. The U.S. Departments of War, State, Treasury, and Justice as well as police, sheriffs, and spies, hunted the magonistas across the country. Capturing Ricardo Flores Magón was one of the FBI’s first cases.

12. Spare Parts: The Story of Medicine Through the History of Transplant Surgery by Paul Craddock

Genre:  NonFiction / Transplant Surgery History
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Publish on:  May 10, 2022 
Pages: 316
Format:  Hardcover  and eBook

The Premise of the book is:  We think of transplant surgery as one of the medical wonders of the modern world. But transplant surgery is as ancient as the pyramids, with a history more surprising than we might expect. Paul Craddock takes us on a journey - from sixteenth-century skin grafting to contemporary stem cell transplants - uncovering stories of operations performed by unexpected people in unexpected places. Bringing together philosophy, science and cultural history, Spare Parts explores how transplant surgery constantly tested the boundaries between human, animal, and machine, and continues to do so today.

Witty, entertaining, and illuminating, Spare Parts shows us that the history - and future - of transplant surgery is tied up with questions about not only who we are, but also what we are, and what we might become.

13. There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness: And Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World by Carlo Rovelli

Genre:  NonFiction / History & Philosophy of Science 
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish on: May 10, 2022
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: One of the world’s most prominent physicists and fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. His bestselling books have introduced millions of readers to the wonders of modern physics and his singular perspective on the cosmos. This new collection of essays reveals a curious intellect always on the move. Rovelli invites us on an accessible and enlightening voyage through science, literature, philosophy, and politics.

Written with his usual clarity and wit, this journey ranges widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov’s lepidopterology to Dante’s cosmology, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning of atheism, from the future of physics to the power of uncertainty. Charming, pithy, and elegant, this book is the perfect gateway to the universe of one of the most influential minds of our age.

14. Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be by Marissa R. Moss

Genre: NonFiction / Country & Folk Composer Biographies
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Henry Holt and Co
Publish on: May 10, 2022 
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback and eBook

The Premise of the book: It was only two decades ago, but, for the women of country music, 1999 seems like an entirely different universe. With Shania Twain, country’s biggest award winner and star, and The Chicks topping every chart, country music was a woman’s world: specifically, country radio and Nashville’s Music Row.

Cut to 2021, when women are only played on country radio 16% of the time, on a good day, and when only men have won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a decade. To a world where artists like Kacey Musgraves sell out arenas but barely score a single second of airplay. But also to a world where these women are infinitely bigger live draws than most male counterparts, having massive pop crossover hits like Maren Morris’s “The Middle,” pushing the industry to confront its deeply embedded racial biases with Mickey Guyton’s “Black Like Me,” winning heaps of Grammy nominations, banding up in supergroups like The Highwomen and taking complete control of their own careers, on their own terms. When the rules stopped working for the women of country music, they threw them out and made their own: and changed the genre forever, and for better.

15. Because Our Fathers Lied: A Memoir of Truth and Family, from Vietnam to Today  by Craig McNamara 

Genre: Fiction / Vietnam War Biographies
Publisher : Little, Brown and Company 
Publish on: May 10, 2022 
Pages: 288
Format: Hardback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Craig McNamara came of age in the political tumult and upheaval of the late 60s. While Craig McNamara would grow up to take part in anti-war demonstrations, his father, Robert McNamara, served as John F. Kennedy's Secretary of Defense and the architect of the Vietnam War. This searching and revealing memoir offers an intimate picture of one father and son at pivotal periods in American history. Because Our Fathers Lied is more than a family story—it is a story about America.

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.   I have four! Starting with Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak Of Course, I will review it for you! What about you? Were you waiting for any of these new releases?  Hope you have a great week and that the time goes slow enough for you to read more than usual!

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