BookBites: Four Titles to Keep You Engrossed During the Holidays



by Melody Saleh

What would you do for your best friend? Or, rather, what wouldn’t you do? The lives of Amber and her best friends spiral out of control.

  • Amber sets out to seduce a sexy attorney, but are they meant to be together?
  • Debra tries to rebuild her life, but does she say yes to the wrong man?
  • Fashion designer Zya falls for another woman, but will she let society decide her happiness?
  • Model Dominque wants to get her life on track, and is Mr. Right really just that?

Amber puts everyone back together, but when her sister suddenly reappears, what devious plans are in store? “Thought-provoking, entertaining and very sexy.” Part of the Unbroken Series, often compared to Sex and the City. Purchase at


by Grant Hallstrom

Says reviewer Wayne S. Walker, “This historical novel is based on the true story of the noblewoman who inspired Justin Martyr’s petition to the Roman Senate. The basic theme is forgiveness versus vengeance, set in a sweeping action-adventure tale of sacrifice that examines spirituality and faith, and explores the path to healing as the characters struggle with their pains of loss, betrayal, and guilt.”

The book, according to Piaras, an Amazon Distinguished Vine Voice Reviewer, is a “superbly written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings….Skillfully constructed, this well-researched story will have you turning the pages from beginning to end.” Purchase at

“A Palm Beach Scandal”

by Susannah Marren

“An engrossing novel…a perfect example of doing the wrong thing for all of the right reasons.” From Susannah Marren, author of A Palm Beach Wife, comes her next book set in the exclusive, glamorous world of Palm Beach. Marren follows two sisters as one offers the ultimate selfless act to the other, proving the very meaning of family, in this novel of artifice and intrigue.

In the midst of the unforgiving opulence of Palm Beach, A Palm Beach Scandal is a story for our times, a captivating tale of discovery, sisterhood, and love for others where you least expect it. Purchase at

“Paradise Rising: The Gifted Ones Trilogy, Book One”

by P.G. Shriver

An unusual encounter. A destined connection. Two superhuman teens in over their heads.

Cheater isn’t sure how she ended up wanted for murder. Burdened with a power she doesn’t understand, she has both saved and taken lives. But when she makes a vigilante move to stop a mugging, she encounters a boy who might be the key to cracking the mystery.

Jaz can’t stay on the right side of the law. So when his small gang’s robbery gets interrupted by a teenaged fugitive, he’s perplexed. Then he discovers they’re both connected to the same mysterious fairytale. But with danger lurking, they may not make it past the city limits. Purchase at

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