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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday - #6

{++ }  This weekly event/feature is graciously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine.  She's way too awesome, and put this event together in order to bring us bloggers together.  Some of us like me are relatively new; others have been here longer, but the gist of it is,  we all need an opportunity to reveal our can't-wait-to-read-'em, omg-gotta-have-'em-books, (and maybe make a few new friends along the way.)  Here are my picks this week!

It's the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia's world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she's not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.  

Publication date: 03.07.2011 (I have ordered this one and it should be arriving soon!)
Summary from Amazon.com - book page

{ ++ } Okay seriously how awesome does this book sound?  (I have a slight fetish for the name Amelia...full disclosure.)  The summary, the gothic potential, the gorgeous cover...all of it makes me want to start reading this one the moment it hits my mailbox (soon!)

Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.

Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can’t afford because he has an agenda of his own – steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter – the love neither had thought possible…

Publication date: 09.27.2011
Summary from Goodreads.com - book page

{ ++ } Ummm Gena Showalter + The Lords = YES PLEASE.  Gena is one of my absolute favorite paranormal romance authors and each book in her Lords of the Underworld series just gets better, bringing the plot and characters to a new level of awesome. 

Free-spirit Skyla Plinka has found the love and stability she always wanted in her reliable husband Thomas. Settling into her new family and roles as wife and mother, life in rural Wisconsin is satisfying, but can’t seem to quell Skyla’s growing sense of restlessness. Her only reprieve is her growing friendship with neighbor Roxanne, who has five kids (and counting) and a life in constant disarray – but also a life filled with laughter and love.

Much to the dismay of her intrusive mother-in-law, Audrey, Skyla takes a part-time job at the local bookstore and slowly begins to rediscover her voice, independence and confidence. Throughout one pivotal year in the life of Skyla, Audrey and Roxanne, all three very different women will learn what it means to love unconditionally. 
Publication Date: 08.10.2010
Summary from Amazon.com - book page

{ ++ } This one struck me as...interesting.  I loved the cover, and I generally thoroughly enjoy stories about people finding themselves, when those stories are well written.  I know this one has already been published, and I bought it recently, but I felt like it deserved to be spotlighted.  : )

{ ++ } What are your WoW picks this week?