Dragonfly Books is pleased to announce two NEW releases just in time for holiday reading and gift-giving.
“Loving Bitsy” by Virginia Dare
Bitsy Russo is trapped in an abusive marriage. Lawyer Simon Levine is trapped in an abusive marriage of his own. Living in the same apartment building in the borough of Queens, New York they pass like ships in the night until Simon takes a second look at the shy young woman. Little does he know she’s taken a second look of her own. Recognizing the signs of abuse, Simon wants to rescue Bitsy. But, does Bitsy need to be rescued or will she be strong enough to save herself? Tensions build, tempers flare, and passion erupts in this contemporary tale of domestic violence, hidden romance, and unexpected courage.
The first in the “Loving Bitsy” series.
“Holiday Heat” by Starla Hartless
Fans of Starla Hartless will be thrilled with the latest addition to her “Cougar Love Series”.
Is it passion or is it love? After her divorce, Roxanne Woods left Sweetwater, Tennessee for a lucrative position with Torrid Publishing in New York City. Enjoying life in the big city she loved her job, her friends, and wasn’t looking for love. Then younger cover designer, Adam Drake, sweeps her off her feet. Stunned by the passion he unleashes in her she struggles with her feelings and the fact she sees herself as a cougar. Twists and turns make her head spin. Is she developing deeper feelings for the young stud muffin? Should she continue to resist his advances or relax and enjoy the ride? Meanwhile, her married sister Dawn who lives hundreds of miles away in sunny California has problems of her own. Will one sister find love while the other struggles to hold onto the life she’s created? More than just another steamy love story, the second book in the Cougar Love Series tackles sibling relationships, contemporary romance, and whether age difference in a relationship makes a difference.
This is a HOT holiday romance!
Roxanne and Adam love to cook for one another. Check out their holiday recipes at the end of the book.
“On Sept. 11, 2001, Mike Dobbs’ life was forever changed. Reeling from his nightmare experience in New York’s subway as the twin towers collapsed, he retreats from his high-power Wall Street life to his run-down country house. Coping with PTSD he resorts to single malt Scotch to dull the memories of death and destruction. Soon he is embroiled in the life of Eileen Benoit and her 7-year old daughter Megan as they flee Eileen’s abusive ex-husband. Suddenly Mike is thrown into a world he knows nothing about, and he is forced to answer the question, how far would you go for someone you love?”
Author Neil Douglas Newton was trapped in the subway beneath the streets of New York City when the World Trade Center towers collapsed. He’d been evacuated with others from his office in lower Manhattan and was persuaded by a nervous co-worker to board the northbound subway. In retrospect, this was a life-changing decision. Had he opted to follow his instincts and walk uptown to his apartment he might have been on the streets when that ominous cloud of dust ad debris spread across the landscape, joining the other New Yorkers who tried to flee what appeared as a storm of death.
Whether his experience in that subway car with terrified commuters who prayed and cried was more nightmarish than what he might have seen above ground is debatable. It is unlikely he could even answer that question.
Taking that experience and incorporating it into a thriller that chastises the legal system for its lack of responsibility in returning children to abusive parents, Newton has penned a book that examines such touchy subjects as PTSD, alcoholism, and of course, child sexual abuse.
On the anniversary of the attacks, Newton recalls the day it happened. It is not a day he will ever forget. His health was negatively impacted by the debris he inhaled that day as he hurried through darkened streets in a cloud of death. But more damaging was the memory imprinted in his mind.
When you read his book, “The Railroad”, keep in mind that the descriptions of Mike Dobbs’ experience in the subway are based on Newton’s reality. It has been re-released with a new cover by designer Rachel Bostwick who has captured the soul of the tale.
Ask yourself, what would you do if were in Mike Dobbs’ place in that subway car? How do you think your life would be changed? And lastly, how was your life changed on that clear and beautiful September day in New York City?
We have two books for your reading pleasure with another long-awaited book coming at the end of August.
Already in pre-order on
Amazon Kindle and available in paperback, the latest romance from Starla
Hartless is the first in a series of cougar love stories. Book one, “Dear
Libby…”, will be released on Kindle on July 4th. Order
before then and you can get it for the introductory price of $.99! This is a
HOT Summer Read!
“Sparks fly when older advice columnist, Sadie
Broward, meets the grandson of a publishing magnate from New York City. Jake Stark
is sent by his grandfather Richard to the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee
to interview one of the candidates for a position in the family’s national
publications. Sadie feels Jake is looking down his nose at her and her town.
Jake inserts himself uninvited into her life. When she travels to New York City
to meet the Board of Directors of Stark Publications she is unprepared for the
adventures that follow. She meets Pepper Vandenberg, Jake’s purported fiancee
to be. Is Jake using Sadie to make Pepper jealous or is there more to their
passion than what happens in the bedroom? This is a story about chance
encounters leading to unexpected liaisons. When Fate steps in, common sense
flies out the window. A steamy romance from one of the author’s of “Carved
“This book gives hope to all cougars, there is a
special someone out there. 5-stars!” Michelle Martin
“A 5-star book that kept me reading all night even
when my glasses steamed up!” Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Co-Author “Carved Wooden
“Song of Simon” by author C.A. Sanders is being re-released with a new cover by designer Rachel Bostwick through Dragonfly Books! A fantasy to be enjoyed by adults young and old, it will be available to pre-order for $.99 July 8th through July 14th. The price will go up July 21st so grab it now! Treat yourself to an exciting adventure this summer!
“Life was never sweet for Simon. He lived in suburban New York, dodging high school bullies and strumming his guitar. Things were about to get much worse. Simon is drawn into the land of Algavar, where High Priestess Teretha has imprisoned their god in amber. He falls into a holy war led by Ilyana, a renegade priestess who claims to be the Messiah. Simon agrees to accompany Ilyana on a quest to kill Teretha, and he sinks hip-deep into the violence and despair that permeate Algavar. Will Simon become the hero Ilyana believes he is, or will he lose his soul in a bloody world so different from his own?”
“Beer, Women, and the Written Word” by Adam Mitchell
A raunchy semi-autobiographical tale that is sometimes funny, sometimes painful, and a great read beginning to end. Harry Block is a writer who struggles to write a number one best seller while drinking, working in a grocery market, having sex with women, and getting into crazy situations at every turn. A rollicking tale of mishaps and mayhem in Britain.Think James Joyce meets Tom Jones in the 21st century.
Author Elizabeth Horton-Newton has released three of her most popular Electric Eclectic Novelettes in paperback format through Dragonfly Books! “Old Habits”, “April Showers”, and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” can be found on Amazon, sized perfectly to fit in your purse, backpack, or carry-on.
Don’t forget August 1-4 author Elizabeth Horton-Newton will be at The Indie Bookfest in Orlando, Florida. Get your tickets here!
Elizabeth will be on two panels.
Look for her in Room 2
10-10:45: What Makes Romance Sweet? What’s the difference between romance that smolders and romance that flames?
11-11:45: Is Hot Romance Still on Fire?
Have we cooled our love affair with super sexy love stories?
Elizabeth Horton-Newton and Neil Douglas Newton better known as the Crazy Writer Couple will be at McKay’s Bookstore 230 Papermill Place Way, Knoxville, TN 37919 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from noon to 3 PM. Come by and see them! You can also find them on YouTube!
If you do miss her at this event you can catch her at the
Georgia Indie Author Event – Sweet As a Georgis Peach on October 5th, 2019.
Have you entered the Dragonfly Books Big Publishing Contest yet?
“Sparks fly when older advice columnist, Sadie Broward, meets the grandson of a publishing magnate from New York City. Jake Stark is sent by his grandfather Richard to the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee to interview one of the candidates for a position in the family’s national publications. Sadie feels Jake is looking down his nose at her and her town. Jake inserts himself uninvited into her life. When she travels to New York City to meet the Board of Directors of Stark Publications she is unprepared for the adventures that follow. She meets Pepper Vandenberg, Jake’s purported fiancee to be. Is Jake using Sadie to make Pepper jealous or is there more to their passion than what happens in the bedroom? This is a story about chance encounters leading to unexpected liaisons. When Fate steps in, common sense flies out the window. A steamy romance from one of the author’s of “Carved Wooden Heart”.
I have actually read this book several times. I yearn for a sequel! This is a tender story about a retired school teacher and her late husband’s best friend on a quest to find out the true story of the JFK assassination as the 50th anniversary of the day approaches. Olivia has always accepted the facts as presented and never questioned any of it until an encounter with a strange man in the grocery store who asks if she thought Oswald did it.
Having never thought about it much she decides to do a little research. She reads several books, watches documentaries on tv and finds she has more questions than answers and so decides she wants to go to Dallas. When she tells her friend and neighbor Bill about her plans he does everything he can to talk her out of it but Olivia is determined and so Bill makes plans to join her on the journey that will change their lives.
I too, always accepted the facts as presented about the assassination until I read this book. I began to look at things differently too!
Elizabeth Horton-Newton is an awesome story teller. Her characters come alive and you feel as if you know them. Olivia’s growth is something I particularly enjoyed watching. I was also thrilled to read a love story that didn’t involve twenty somethings but was a mature relationship that grew from a good friendship.
This is one of my very favorite books and I highly recommend it! I give it 5 0ut of 5 stars!