I'm bringing you a selection of my most anticipated April 2022 releases - from romance and thrillers to fiction and fantasy. I've already read one and pre-ordered five, let's see how much that number increases by the end of the month!
It’s 20 years since Eva was adopted by Cherry and Carlton ‘Sugar’ McNeil. When she’s dealt the double blow of Cherry’s death, Eva decides it’s time to discover who she was before she was theirs.
But the closer Eva gets to uncovering her past, the more it appears someone is trying to stop her finally finding the truth.
As she continues to dig, Eva is drawn into a dark and merciless underside to society, where black women disappear without a word. Names erased from history, no search parties, no desperate pleas for their return. But now that she’s torn down the facade of her life, has she come too far to be spared again?
Dublin student life is ending for Sophie and her friends. They've got everything figured out, and Sophie feels left behind as they all start to go their separate ways. She's overshadowed by her best friend Grace. She's been in love with Finn for as long as she's known him. And she's about to meet Rory, who's suddenly available to her online. Sophie finds herself obsessively scrolling social media, waiting for something (anything) to happen.
None of This Is Serious is about balancing the real world with the online, and the vulnerabilities in yourself, your relationships, your body. At its heart, this is a novel about the friendships strong enough to withstand anything.
Ruthie Midona is fully committed to her job at a luxury retirement village. Teddy Prescott is practically allergic to a hard day's work. When he rocks up as the retirement village's newest employee, Ruthie is less than impressed. Lucky for Ruthie, her favourite pair of mischievous residents need a new assistant to torture...
Except Teddy may be about to surprise her - not just by surviving the old women's antics, but by charming Ruthie, she starts to remember that there's more to life than work... Could Teddy be far more than simply an unwelcome distraction?
Seventeen-year-old Savannah is cursed. It's a sinister family heirloom; passed down for hundreds of years, with one woman in every generation destined to die young. The family call them Hella's girls, named after the enslaved woman with whom it all began. Hella's girls are always angry, especially in the months before they die.
The anger is bursting from Savannah - at the men who cat-call her in the street, at her mother's disingenuous fiancé, even at her own loving family. Each fit of rage is bringing her closer to the edge and now Savannah has to act to save herself. Or die trying. Because the key to survival lies in the underbelly of Cape Town, where the sinister veilwitches are waiting for just such a girl.
Three women. Three dates. One missing man.
8.52 a.m. Siobhan is looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. They normally meet late at night in her hotel room.
2.43 p.m. Miranda's hoping that a Valentine's Day lunch with Jospeh will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. She's been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious.
6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane's fake boyfriend at an engagement party. They've not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her life.
Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him.
Nisha Sharma’s new romantic comedy features enemies to lovers, a cast of best friends, and a gaggle of aunties determined to make a match.
Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story like her parents did. That’s why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she’s decided to suit up and enter the dating arena. When her widowed father announces he’s retiring and selling their home after her sister’s engagement party, Kareena makes a deal with him. If she can find her soulmate by the date of the party, he’ll gift her the house, and she’ll be able to keep her mother’s legacy alive.
Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knows how to get the girl.
Molly Parker has everything in her life totally in control, except for her complete awkwardness with just about anyone.
Alex and Molly don’t belong on the same planet, but when their paths cross unexpectedly, they realise they might have a common interest after all. Because maybe if Alex can help Molly to get her dream girl, she can prove to her ex that she’s serious about love.
As they plan to get their girls to fall for them, they both begin to wonder if maybe they’re the ones falling . . . for each other.
King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Hannah Bellinger is immune to his charm and looks. And wants to be friends?
The line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur. Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life. He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she'll choose him instead?
April 14th (paperback)
A charming tale of love and betrayal and the struggle between conformity and passion, set in a world where scandal is a razor-sharp weapon.
They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail's most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina's chance to join, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun and already Nina's debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis: the haphazard manifestations of her powers have long made her the subject of gossip.
Charm is a witch, and she is alone.
Charm is a prisoner, and a survivor.
Charm is a whore, and a madam.
Except on Tuesdays, when the Emperor himself lays claim to his mistress.
Charm is also the only person who can keep an empire together, as the Emperor charges her with choosing which of his awful, faithless sons will carry on the empire--by discovering which one is responsible for his own murder.
If she does this last thing, she will finally have what has been denied her since the fall of Inshil--her freedom. But she will also be betraying the ghosts past and present that live on within her heart.
Available on Amazon
A young woman is found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture.
For Sergeant Riley Fisher, an already horrific crime takes on a personal edge when she discovers the victim is an old friend, from a dark past she thought she'd left behind.
Rumour travels fast in small towns. When another body is found, Riley is in danger of being engulfed by the fear and frenzy. Something deeply disturbing is out there.