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HAPPIEST BOOK BIRTHDAY TO THESE LOVELY BOOKS!

 

Alienation

(Starstruck #2)

S.E. Anderson

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PUBLISHED BY BOLIDE PUBLISHING OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S): SCI-FI, HUMOR, FANTASY, YOUNG ADULT
PAGES: EBOOK 302
BUY AMAZON
Sally Webber’s dream is coming true: Zander is back and taking her out for a night on the town–on a planet hundreds of light years away from Earth.
But when an accident separates her from her alien tour guide, she’s thrown into the seedy underbelly of an insane city where nothing is as it seems. Suddenly lost and desperate to get back home, Sally is willing to do anything to get out, even if it means accepting spontaneous marriage proposals, crashing some fancy parties, or joining what appears to be the space mob.
All she wanted was some decent interstellar pizza, but now it might be the end of the world as evil nanobots and an out of control AI try to take the universe by force, and the only one who can stop them is missing in action. Sally has no choice but to try to stop them herself–if she can stay alive that long.

The Glass Spare

(The Glass Spare #1)

Lauren DeStefano

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PUBLISHED BY BALZER + BRAY OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S): FANTASY, YOUNG ADULT
PAGES: HARDCOVER 416
BUY AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE, INDIEBOUND
A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

Hard Wood

(Big Rock Series #6)

Lauren Blakely

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PUBLISHED OCTOBER 23, 2017
GENRE(S): ROMANCE, CONTEMPORARY
PAGES: PAPERBACK 300
BUY AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE
Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That’s why I’m quite a catch— good, hard, loaded, and wait for it…I’m ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with lives clear across the country. Neither of us wants to get lost in those woods. All I have to do is resist her for the week she’s in town.

I try. I swear I try. But yeah, that doesn’t work out.

And after one fantastic night with my good friend Mia, I’m ready to give her years of nights under the stars. What’s a few thousand miles when love’s involved? But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my adventure tour company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean business. Number one on my list of iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist? How hard can it be to keep our hands off each other for a quick group tour down the hills and over the trails? I’m about to find out, and I have a feeling I’m going to need a new badge of honor because things are about to get very hard in the woods.

Meant to Be

Julie Halpern

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PUBLISHED BY FEIWEL AND FRIENDS OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S):  YOUNG ADULT, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
PAGES: HARDCOVER 320
BUY AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE
In a world where the names of MTBs—”meant to be” mates—appear on the body at age eighteen, a girl must decide whether to believe the phenomenon or follow her heart in this YA novel.
It started happening a few years ago: the names of MTBs—”meant to be” mates—appeared emblazoned on the skin at age eighteen. Agatha’s best friend has embraced the phenomenon and is head over heels in love with her MTB. But Ag isn’t so sure. As she searches the interwebs for her MTB (who has a common name, no less) she finds herself falling for a co-worker at the local amusement park. Is he a better match? What does Agatha really want in a mate, and moreover, what does she want for herself?

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

Cynthia Hand

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PUBLISHED BY HARPER TEEN OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY, RETELLINGS
PAGES: HARDCOVER 389
BUY AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .

Acquisition

(Takeover Duet Book 1)

Chelle Bliss

ACQUISITION

PUBLISHED BY EVERAFTER ROMANCE OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S): CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
BUY AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE
A ONE-NIGHT STAND with a handsome stranger wasn’t a problem–until he tries to STEAL her company.

Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights. Rival CEO, Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy.

She should know, since Antonio’s a one-night stand she thought she’d never see again.

Antonio wants to take over more than her company, he wants her as part of the Acquisition.

Let the games begin…

Tangled in Time

(The McCarthy Sisters)

Barbara Longley

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PUBLISHED BY MONTLAKE ROMANCE OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S): FANTASY, SCI-FI, TIME-TRAVEL, ROMANCE
PAGES: PAPERBACK 272
BUY AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE
To set him free from an ancient curse, she must travel to a time of myth and legend…

Regan MacCarthy’s ability to see ghosts is a gift inherited from her Irish ancestors, but it’s one she’d dearly like to give back. In an attempt to return her powers to their source, she travels to Ireland to harness the ancient magic that still permeates the mystical site of Newgrange. Instead, something far more unexpected awaits her: a strapping, gorgeous stranger who insists he’s a centuries-old Celtic warrior.

Fáelán was one of Fionn MacCumhaill’s elite soldiers before being cursed by a resentful fae princess. The only way to free himself is to fall so deeply in love that he’d sacrifice his life. Not an easy matter when he’s invisible to most. Yet Regan sees him—not just the proud, handsome warrior on the surface, but the complex man beneath. Only when it’s too late does Fáelán realize that drawing this beautiful mortal into his world has endangered them both, and may destroy the happiness he’s waited an eternity to claim…

The Beautiful Ones

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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PUBLISHED BY THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S): PARANORMAL, FANTASY, HISTORICAL FICTION
PAGES: HARDCOVER 320
BUY AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE
In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be.

Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valérie Beaulieu, she hopes to find a suitable husband. However, the haphazard manifestations of Nina’s telekinetic powers make her the subject of malicious gossip.

Yet dazzling telekinetic performer and outsider Hector Auvray sees Nina’s powers as a gift, and he teaches her how to hone and control them. As they spend more and more time together, Nina falls in love and believes she’s found the great romance that she’s always dreamed of, but Hector’s courtship of Nina is deceptive.

Falling Fast

Aurora Rose Reynolds

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PUBLISHED OCTOBER 24, 2017
GENRE(S): CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
BUY AMAZON
Colton Allyster is relieved to be back home. After a year of rehabilitation, losing his career as a Marine along with his fiancé, he’s had to learn quickly what’s really important. Colton grew up wanting to serve his country. Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.

Ever since Gia Caro arrived in the small, sleepy town of Ruby Falls, Tennessee, her life has spiraled out of control. Between losing her grandmother a little more each day to dementia, and her hot boss’s constant attention, her once quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore.

After weeks of sidestepping Colton, things get out of hand, and before Gia knows what’s happening, she’s spending her nights in his bed and her mornings in his kitchen. And as he cleans out drawers and makes room in his closet, she starts to wonder if she’s falling too fast.

 


Any of these books on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below.

Sincerely Karen Jo

 

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