True confession: there are a ton of new release that I absolutely must read or expire on this very spot! Are you surprised? I bet you have some must-read books that you are eagerly awaiting. I keep track of my absolutely-must-have-cannot-live-without-reading books in a handy-dandy TBR notebook that is divided into months. There are pages and pages of titles and I check each one off once I’ve acquired the book from the library, publishers, authors or the bookstore. I don’t dare share everything that’s on my list for October and November but I thought it would be fun to share two of them with you. Here they are:
Published October 11th 2016 by Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins
Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength?
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a hideous birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her as normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.
But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird.
Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.
Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself?
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this book ever since I came across some of Sara Ella’s youtube videos last year. If you are looking for marketing ideas you simply must check this author’s youtube channel. She is invigorating, hysterical, excited and as besotted about books as I am. Here’s a fun peek at her ‘unboxing’ video. (the wonder on her face when she opens the box and sees copies of her very own book for the first time is priceless.)
Expected publication: November 15th 2016 by Gilead Publishing
Off the charts and on the run.
International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small Dutch town in Ohio?
Sheriff’s deputy Brock Moore is undercover as well. He knows Margo isn’t who she appears to be, but her uncanny resemblance to a local Amish woman is raising all sorts of questions…the kind that make her a target for a killer.
Both are determined to find answers, but their mutual attraction stands in the way of either of them doing it alone. Is finding Margo the solution to Brock’s problems or just the beginning…?
Of course I am familiar with Jen Turano’s historical novels so I’m really intrigued by this contemporary offering. Plus I’m over-the-moon-ecstatic over the new Christian publisher, Gilead Publishing and I want to support them as much as I can. Then there’s the Amish angle to the story that has my bookish heart all aflutter.
Can you believe I limited my selection to just two titles? I’m the picture of restraint! So how about you – what books are on your reading horizon?