June Book Recommendations

Updated: Jul 14

Welcome to the Book Recommendations club! I've gathered some great reads for June from some great authors, who I'm sure wouldn't mind you checking out their book pages! Enough of my babble, show me the books!


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Darkness Falls by A. E. Faulkner

As Nature tires of human destruction, two sisters must face a changing environment that stands between them and survival. When Quinn and Riley set out on a family vacation with their parents, the trip ends before it begins. Mother Nature interferes with their plans, setting off a sequence of events that thrusts the teens into a hostile landscape. Stranded, with limited supplies, struggling to figure out who they can trust along the way, they must determine how to survive Nature’s evolving fury.


'The story drew me in right away and kept me wondering what would happen next. Quinn and Riley, two sisters lose their parents in an accident during a vacation trip to their Aunt Grace. The two sisters have to figure out what to do next as things just keep getting worse with earthquakes, storms, and tornadoes. Riley disappears and it’s up to Quinn to find her. A. E. Faulkner masterfully weaves her engaging characters into surviving Nature’s fury and figuring out who they can trust. If you like dystopian novels you will enjoy this book.'

- B. Brown


Click here to view Darkness Falls on Amazon.


Haunted by H. G Ahedi

Three deaths, an invisible weapon and a deadly plot


Roumoult Cranston’s life is never boring. He either invites trouble, or it finds him. This time his best friend Dr. William Sterling is at the heart of investigating three suicides that he believes are ingenious murders. Everyone thinks he is crazy, including Roumoult. But when William disappears it triggers a frenzied search leading to a police investigation. Thus, begins the journey to find a ruthless predator.


Following a trail of bizarre clues Roumoult discovers they are all pawns in a deadly game. To his horror, one by one the pawns begin to tumble. Prime suspects turn into maniacs. The detectives are at the verge of cracking, and he barely escapes death. Nothing makes sense until he finds the secret game changer – The Ship Of The Dead.


But his victory sets off a deadly trap leading to a horrendous genocide in the heart of New York. He knows, this vicious murderer will spare no one, but if by some miracle he and his friends survived, this killer would haunt them for the rest of their lives.


Click here to view Haunted on Amazon.


Heart of a Warrior Angel: From Darkness to Light by Lali A. Love

Lali A. Love provides a supernatural thriller of metaphysical and visionary fantasy with her own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative skills to produce this emotionally invoking, heart-wrenching and gripping tale of a family's rise from poverty, oppression and abuse.


Lilac Noble must face the traumatic experiences of her childhood before she can conquer the dark entities that have wreaked havoc on her family. On this epic journey, Lilac undergoes the destructive process of spiritual enlightenment in order to lift the veil of darkness and shame that has obscured her youth. As Lilac unlocks painful memories of abuse, suppressed in her subconscious from years of fear-based conditioning, she uncovers menacing secrets feeding the evil within her generational bloodline. In an attempt to vanquish the sinister energies, Lilac finds the courage to discover her inner truth, vulnerability, and authenticity, as she awakens her divine light and overcomes her debilitating fears of the past. Lilac's unconditional love for her family guides her through her process of healing and transformation, fuelling her instinct for survival and her burning desire to illuminate the world.


Spanning two continents and three generations, this inspirational novel portrays the best and worst of humanity and shows how the "tiniest spark of light can overcome the darkness of any magnitude," through forgiveness, compassion, and the most powerful force in the universe – Love.


Click here to view Heart of a Warrior Angel: From Darkness to Light on Amazon.


Child of Destiny by M. K. Adams


A young orphan on the run from the King. A warlock with the power to protect her. And, the fighter holding them together.


The Rive, a realm ruled by the iron grip of a war-hungry King, is on the brink of rebellion and Lyvanne, a young girl who has witnessed a vision of his downfall, is the key to victory, whether she wants to be involved or not.


Forced to leave her loved ones behind, her life becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse. With the King willing to stop at nothing if it means finding the one who threatens his reign. But when a defiant insurgent group known as The Spring takes her into their protection, Lyvanne is offered something she never could have dreamed of before. The chance to fight back, the chance to make a difference.


Embark on a journey of self-discovery and political upheaval as a common street rat takes the first steps of her great journey along the paths of love, magic, and war.


Click here to view Child of Destiny on Amazon.


The Virgin Paige: My 12 Months a Troll by Maria Wallingford

Sixteen-year-old Paige has plenty to say by no-one's listening...


When she pours her writing ambitions into an anonymous blog, Paige gets the chance to tell everyone just what she thinks. They even do what she says. Revenge, practical jokes - and the guy of her dreams seems to be listening now too.

But as her blog goes viral, Paige risks losing her friends, her family and her sanity. A hacker, a scheming brother, and her muse is slowly vanishing.

Meanwhile, true romance is a lie away - and as her world collapses, the only person she’s lying to is herself.

What will save her? Keep the secret or reveal it? Is love the answer, and the guy she knows she shouldn’t, but…?

As the secret authoring hits national media, Paige has to find another way out.


Click here to view The Virgin Paige: My 12 Months a Troll on Amazon.


The Witches of Crannock Dale by Thomas M. Kane

When an enemy army threatens eleven-year old Mara’s home, she makes up her mind to save her family, one way or another. But when the knights protecting her village arrest her favorite aunt for witchcraft, she discovers that the difference between friend and foe may not be as obvious as she once thought.


This is a story of war and espionage, set in a low fantasy world. It is also about a child getting to know her mother and father in a new way.


Click here to view The Witches of Crannock Dale on Amazon.







One Moonlit Night by Tina Marie

Just when she thought she had finally reclaimed her peace... Years after fleeing her home from an overzealous fan, living in cottage country Ontario is the perfect spot for reclusive bestselling author, Abbi Petersen. But little did she know that her life is about to turn a 180 degree, yet again. Coming on break after a shoot of his latest movie, Hollywood's most sought-after leading man Ben Quinn, moves in next door from Abbi's safe haven.


Now when the Author meets the Actor who brought her best-selling story to life, trouble ignites. Or at least for her. Seeing him for the first time (without actually knowing who he is), she just fell head over heels for him. The chemistry between them is undeniable. The problem is, she has issues with that... He is just as old as her kids! What would they think? Falling in love with a younger man was definitely not on her list of "safe and peaceful". And for all she knows he might be a gold-digging gigolo or that stalker from her past… Should she let herself fall? And Lord knows she's tried to fight it but the more she does, the more she wants more.

Learning to trust again wasn't easy for her especially when Ben's arrival also led to mysterious events starting to occur. Unexplained phone calls, a pool of blood on the porch, and an injured dog have Abbi thinking it’s all a coincidence... but is it?

Can Abbi really trust Ben and open up her heart to love again?


Click here to view The Moonlit Night on Amazon.


The Escape to Candyland by Yong Takahashi

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE HIDDEN BEHIND A POLITE SMILE?


In Yong Takahashi’s Atlanta, the immigrants, preacher’s wives, strippers, and shopkeepers who pass each other on the street all have a secret story to tell. Caught between generations of family, regrets from their pasts, conflicting cultures, and even countries, each character has a reason to fiercely guard their secret lives, even as they learn that the truth must escape. Takahashi’s characters chase their American dreams down back alleys and campaign trails, stumbling under the weight of the gifts their families have given them. A box of Boraxo hand soap. Change for the vending machine. A stranger’s driver’s license. A mother’s love. The smallest exchange could prove kill or cure when you walk the streets of Candyland.



Click here to view The Escape to Candyland on Amazon.


Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball by S. P. O'Farrell

Simone leads a double life.


As a covert agent, she walks in the footprints of her spy mother, darting between the shadows. If she’s not sleuthing, she’s icing eclairs and dusting pastries in her father’s patisserie.


When a notorious thief returns to Paris, the patisserie is threatened, and Simone questions everything. She and her father must participate in the exclusive Chocolatiers’ Ball to redeem themselves and catch the thief. Simone’s concealed life is crumbling, the shop hangs in the balance . . . and now she needs a ball gown!


Life in a French patisserie may not be as sweet as she thought.



Click here to view Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball on Amazon.


Tea Time by Samantha Inman

A thirty-five year cold case lands on her desk after a violent encounter left Alena Martin scarred. Not knowing where to start, she chooses a different perspective altogether, but the case follows her to the ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt when two women go missing. With no time on her side Detective Martin must ask the right questions and save herself in the process or she loses everything in the sound of a gunshot.

Click here to view Tea Time on Amazon.










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