Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For a Rainy Day

It has been so rainy lately! Here are some books I can't wait to have so that I can curl up and read on these rainy days!

Shadow in Serenity

by: Terri Blackstock

release date: available now!

catching up? more Terri Blackstock HERE

Canary Island Song

by: Robin Jones Gunn

release date: available now!

catching up? more Robin Jones Gunn HERE

Unforgettable (When I Fall in Love)

by: Trish Perry

available now!

catching up? check out more Trish Perry HERE

Longing (Bailey Flanigan Series)

by: Karen Kingsbury

release date: Nov 22, 2011

catching up? Check 0ut the rest of the Bailey Flanigan series and the connecting series HERE

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices, Book 2)

by: Cassandra Clare

release date: Dec 6, 2011

catching up? Clockwork Angel (Book 1)
and then check out The Mortal Instruments Series

Surrender (Haunting Emma, Book 3)

by: Lee Nichols

release date: Dec 6, 2011

catching up? Deception (Book 1)
Betrayal (Book 2)

or check out some of Lee Nichols other novels:
Reconstructing Brigid


by: Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diana Hunt, and Denise Hunter

release date: Dec 20, 2011

catching up?
I love ALL Denise Hunter books!
and check out the Ashley Stockingdale novels by Kristin Billerbeck

The Accidental Bride (Big Sky Romance)

by: Denise Hunter

release date: Jan 3, 2012

catching up?
A Cowboy's Touch (Big Sky Romance)

Want a good, cheap book right now?!

Get the new Kindle Book by one of my favorite authors, Susan May Warren:

Hook, Line, & Sinker

by: Susan May Warren

release date: available now!

ONLY $1.99 on Kindle!

catching up? check out more Susan May Warren HERE

all book images and release dates from click on the title links to actually "get a look inside" the books.

Friday, March 18, 2011

all good things to those who wait. . .

Larkspur Cover

by: Lisa Wingate

release date: Feb 1, 2011

order & read the summary HERE

playing catch up?
Talk of the Town
Never Say Never
Word Gets Around


by: Karen Kingsbury

release date: March 22, 2011

pre-order & read the summary HERE

playing catch up?
Redemption Series (Baxter 1)
Firstborn Series (Baxter 2)
Sunrise Series (Baxter 3)

A Cowboy's Touch

by: Denise Hunter

release date: March 29, 2011

pre-order & read summary HERE

playing catch up?
Surrender Bay
The Convenient Groom
Driftwood Lane
Seaside Letters

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments - book 4)

by: Cassandra Clare

release date: April 5, 2011

pre-order & read summary HERE

playing catch up?
Mortal Instruments
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
Also check out The Clockwork Angel

Any Man of Mine

by: Rachel Gibson

release date: April 26, 2011

pre-order & read summary HERE

playing catch up?
Nothing But Trouble
Not Another Bad Date

The Bake-Off

by: Beth Kendrick

release date: May 3, 2011

pre-order & read summary HERE

playing catch up?
Fashionably Late
The Pre-Nup

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)

by: Susan May Warren

release date: May 15, 2011

pre-order & read summary HERE

playing catch up?
Deep Haven books
Happily Ever After
Tying the Knot
The Perfect Match
Also check out The PJ Sugar books

Learning (follows "Leaving" - seen above)

by: Karen Kingsbury

release date: June 21, 2011

pre-order & read summary HERE

With a Little Luck

by: Caprice Crane

release date: July 26, 2011

pre-order & read summary HERE

playing catch up?
Stupid and Contagious
Forget About It
Family Affair

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coming to the Big Screen: Something Borrowed

Summer of 2011- Emily Giffin's debut novel, Something Borrowed, will be hitting the big screen with Kate Hudson as Darcy and Ginnifer Goodwin as Rachel.

Something Borrowed

by: Emily Giffin

release date: March 10, 2005

synopsis: "Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé.

Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Recommend. . . Jenny B. Jones

Save the Date

by: Jenny B. Jones

release date: Feb 1, 2011
(although this is listed as the official release date, I found this book at Books-a-Million last week)


"Desperate times call for desperate proposals…but Lucy Wiltshire is engaged in one big disaster.

When the funding for Lucy’s girls’ home is pulled, she’s determined to save it. Enter Alex Sinclair, former NFL star and heir to Sinclair Enterprises–the primary donor to Lucy’s Saving Grace organization. Alex has it all…except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress.

Both Alex and Lucy have something the other wants.

Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancee in return for the money she desperately needs.

Bound to a man who isn’t quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart—and her future–on the line."

book cover and synopsis:

Just Between You and Me

by: Jenny B. Jones

release date: Sept 1, 2009


"The only thing scarier than living on the edge is stepping off it.

Maggie Montgomery lives a life of adventure. Her job as a cinematographer takes her from one exotic locale to the next. When Maggie's not working, she loves to rappel off cliffs or go skydiving. Nothing frightens her.

Nothing, that is, except Ivy, Texas, where a family emergency pulls her back home to a town full of bad memories, painful secrets, and people Maggie left far behind . . . for a reason.

Forced to stay longer than she intended, Maggie finds her family a complete mess, including the niece her sister has abandoned. Ten-year-old Riley is struggling in school and out of control at home. The only person who can really handle the pint-sized troublemaker is Conner, the local vet and Ivy's most eligible bachelor. But Conner and Maggie keep butting heads--he's suspicious of her and, well, she doesn't rely on anyone but herself.

As Maggie humorously fumbles her way from one mishap to another, she realizes she's going to need to ask for help from the one person who scares her the most.

To save one little girl--and herself--can Maggie let go of her fears and just trust God?"

book cover and synopsis:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fireside Reads

The Perfect Blend

by: Trish Perry

release date: Sept 1, 2010

playing catch up?
check out The Beach House Series and MORE

Secrets of Harmony Grove

by: Mindy Starns Clark

release date: Oct 1, 2010

playing catch up?
check out The Smart Chick Mystery Series and MORE


by: Karen Kingsbury

release date: Oct 12, 2010

playing catch up?
check out Karen's numerous novels and series HERE


by: Susan May Warren

release date: Nov 1, 2010

playing catch up?
check out the PJ Sugar Series
and MORE

The Book of Tomorrow

by: Cecelia Ahern

release date: Jan 25, 2011

playing catch up?
check out
Thanks for the Memories
If You Could See Me Now
P.S. I Love You
and MORE

A Billion Reasons Why

by: Kristin Billerbeck

release date: Feb 1, 2011

playing catch up?
check out The Ashley Stockingdale Series
and MORE

cover art, release dates, and a chance to look inside the books:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Want MORE Twilight?! Of course you do. . .

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
(an Eclipse novella)
by: Stephenie Meyer

There are two sides to every story...

"Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion."

Stephenie Meyer tells us about the latest "Twilight" book on her website:


I have a new book coming out. It's called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Well, it's more of a novella than an actual book—my version of a short story.

Actually, this has been a surprise to me, too. The reason why it's a surprise was that I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book. I began this story a long time ago—before Twilight was even released. Back then I was just editing Eclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world. I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another. I started writing from Bree's perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.

This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew. So I dusted it off and finished it up for placement in the Guide.

At the same time, it came in handy for the Eclipse film. Melissa (Rosenberg, the screenwriter) had a ton of questions about what exactly was going on in Seattle, how Victoria managed things, what Riley was like, etc. I let her read what I had then, and later gave the whole thing to the director, David Slade. David asked if Xavier, Bryce, and Jodelle (Riley, Victoria, and Bree) could read it as well, so all the parties involved would end up having a really strong foundation for their characters before the cameras started rolling. I was pleased that this side of the story would make it into the film and was looking forward to including it in the Guide.

Keeping it Confidential

(Keeping it confidential: Here is Jodelle next to the bucket of waterlogged ashes that were once the pages of her copy of the Bree manuscript.)

Then I got the news: my "short story" was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.

There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the Guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th, it will also be available online at

. . .I really hope you all enjoy this story. I had a blast writing it. I'm glad that after all this time cooling her heels in my files, Bree finally gets her chance to shine.

Thanks for all the support,


check out her whole announcement HERE

book description via