Five New Books Hitting Shelves on May 9, 2023

Nicholas Barron

Andy Cohen headlines this week’s new books with a memoir of his early years as a father.

Actor Andrew McCarthy also releases a fatherhood memoir this week, and we get an exciting new thriller from up-and-coming author Candice Fox. Melissa Blair and Lori Foster also give us new novels to enjoy.

Let’s dive into five new noteworthy books hitting shelves on May 9, 2023.

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The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up by Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen begins his fathering memoir the morning after a memorable New Year's Eve broadcast. From there, he takes us on a hilarious and sometimes messy journey as this lovable TV personality learns to be a dad.

Originally from St. Louis, Cohen hosts the late-night talk show "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Bravo. In addition, he’s served as the executive producer for numerous reality TV shows, including the "Real Housewives" franchise, and he co-hosts CNN's annual “New Year's Eve Live” with Anderson Cooper.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

A Shadow Crown by Melissa Blair

Melissa Blair returns with the much-anticipated second part of the adult fantasy saga The Halfling. The series' first installment, A Broken Blade, took Booktok by storm, and it currently enjoys a 4.5 rating on Amazon.

A Shadow Crown picks up where its predecessor left off and finds Keera, the king's spy and assassin, working two sides. Her goal? To kill the king.

The publisher says, "Readers seeking more LGBTQ+ and BIPOC representation in the fantasy realm will fall in love with the unforgettable cast of characters introduced in A Broken Blade, whose sagas are only beginning."

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

The Little Flower Shop by Lori Foster

Emily Lucretia, a divorcee with a small-town flower shop, is focusing on something other than finding her next beau. But bachelor Saul Culver wants to show Emily he's interested in her.

Soon the entire community gets involved, potentially muddling Saul's plans. How does Emily handle her love life being the center of the town's attention? And can Saul convince Emily, and everyone else in Cemetery, Ind., that his love for her is real?

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain by Andrew McCarthy

With this son, Sam, entering adulthood, actor Andrew McCarthy decided it was now or never for an epic father-son trip. So the duo walked 500 miles across Spain's Camino de Santiago, having tough, honest conversations every hot, sweaty step of the way.

This humorous, touching memoir dives into fathers’ relationships with their sons and sons’ relationships with their dads.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

Fire with Fire by Candice Fox

Ryan and Elsie Delaney feel they have no choice after their daughter, Tilly, disappears. The parents take the LAPD's forensic lab hostage. Either the LAPD finds their daughter in the next 24 hours, or they will destroy evidence to other cold cases.

Undercover detective Charlie Hoskins has his cover blown, and police officer Lynette Lamb loses her job. So both Lamb and Hoskins set out to solve the mystery of Tilly's disappearance before the Delaneys make good on their threat.

Readers are raving about this new thriller.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

Five new books this week

We get two fathering memoirs this week, the latest installment of a fantasy saga and a page-turning new thriller.

Here are five notable new releases for May 9, 2023:

  • The Daddy Diaries by Andy Cohen
  • A Shadow Crown by Melissa Blair
  • The Little Flower Shop by Lori Foster
  • Walking with Sam by Andrew McCarthy
  • Fire with Fire by Candice Fox

Do any of these books catch your eye? Let me know in the comments!

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