Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Reads of 2015

I have several new books I can't WAIT to read this year ... but alas, I have to wait for them to be released. But here are a few of them:

Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes? Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she’ll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn’t anticipate finding new love. Dr. Gerald Larkspur dreams of filling his empty home with family, but he’d always hoped it would be a wife and children. In the aftermath of the great earthquake, the rooms are overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the disaster. When Robert’s widowed sister arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed. Ruby and Gerald’s fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they’re striving to cure. Together they must ask—is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?

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"I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs theElemental inside me to waken and rise. But it's no use. The curse I've spent myentire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—nolonger exists."
Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stoleeverything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning abilityas well.
When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Mylesoffers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that itmay do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets theBron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed,may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.
They may require who she is.
Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nymis faced with the chance to change the future. 
Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?

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Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor's story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.
Present Day--With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairy tale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels she's stumbled into a charmed life--until a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy the perfectly planned future she's planned before it even begins. Now, after an eleventh-hour wedding ceremony and a callous arrest, William faces a decade in prison for a crime he never committed, and Sera must battle the scathing accusations that threaten her family and any hope for a future.

1942--Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped occupied Prague in 1939, and was forced to leave her half-Jewish family behind. Now a reporter for the Daily Telegraph in England, Kája
discovers the terror has followed her across the Channel in the shadowy form of the London Blitz. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousands on the continent, Kája has no choice but to return to her mother city, risking her life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace.

Connecting across a century through one little girl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women will discover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale of hope and survival, Sera and Kája must cling to the faith that sustains and fight
to protect all they hold dear--even if it means placing their own futures on the line.

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It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges--and dangers--await them.

Sarah Sundin takes readers to the tense months before the US entered WWII. Readers will encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the explosive power of true love, in this hopeful and romantic story.

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Special Forces operator Salvatore “Falcon” Russo vowed to never again speak to or trust Lieutenant Cassandra Walker after a tragedy four years ago. But as Raptor closes in on the cyber terrorists responsible for killing two of their own, Sal must put his life—and the lives of his teammates—in her hands. Despite his anger, Cassie is ill-prepared for his resistance and the fallout when she must protect the one asset who can end the attacks. As allies become enemies and hostiles become unlikely partners, Raptor fights for its very existence.

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What's on your 2015 To Be Read List?

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  1. Thank you, Jaime! I'm so glad you're looking forward to Through Waters Deep. I'm doing the final page proofs right now - then off to the printers!

  2. Those sound good. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are some great choices, Jaime!! I'm really, really, really looking forward to Laura Frantz's next novel, which has yet to be revealed! I'm also looking forward to reading Melissa Tagg's April release, From the Start. There are too many others to name!!! We have some awesome options in the CBA. :)

    1. Oh yes! MORE good reads!! There are so many I'd never have time to write! lol

  4. Oh, wow, there are so many! Through Waters Deep and Falcon from your list. Also Taken by Dee Henderson, Now & Forever by Mary Connealy, The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert, After a Fashion by Jen Turano, The Wonder of You by Susan Warren, A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade, Not By Sight by Kate Breslin, A Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt, and there are probably several more that I haven't remeo yet. LOL Can you tell I love books? It's not at all obvious, right? ;)

    1. Spell check hates me. LOL That's supposed to be "I haven't remembered yet." I have no idea where it came up with "remeo."

    2. LOLOL!! I CAN tell you're an avid reader, Sarah! That's awesome!!! :)

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  6. Some of the above, for sure!! And always - those of Julie Lessman, Laura Frantz and MaryLu Tyndall!!


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