Tuesday, April 26, 2016

COVER CANDY: 2016-2017 Releases

Release Date: September 20, 2016

About the Book

Exciting fiction premiere from beloved "New York Times" bestselling author Beth Moore.

Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It's not like they were close. She hadn't seen him--or her grandmother, the ice queen--in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, called and said Jillian's expenses would be paid if she'd fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.What Adella didn't tell her was that the apartment house wasn't a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father's death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined. Who is behind the baffling messages and the strange relics left on the steps? Is it possible that her family is actually cursed? Or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?Jillian walks into a web of spiritual and personal danger borne out of her family's broken history, and despite Adella's wiliest efforts, only God himself can orchestrate the undoing of all that is going on at Saint Silvanus.

Release Date: October 18, 2016

About the Book

How far would a candidate go to become President of the United States?

In covering the presidential election campaign, star newsmaker Erica Sparks notices that favored candidate Senator Mike Ortiz seems dependent on his wife to an unnatural degree. Celeste Ortiz is a brilliant and glamorous billionaire who—along with her best friend and confidant Lily Lau—has engineered her husband’s meteoric rise. The White House is within their reach. But the more Erica investigates the Ortizes’ strange relationship, the more intrigued she becomes.

Erica begins an investigation. But everyone material to her probe ends up dead. With each death, her foreboding grows. Is she next? And can she find out in time if the country’s beloved candidate is what he seems . . . or a threat to national security?

About the Book

Ahsoka Tano, fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be the star of her own young adult novel from Disney Lucasfilm Press this October 11, 2016!

About the Book

In a Culture of Distortions, Discover God-Defined Womanhood and Beauty 
In a culture where airbrushed models and career-driven women define beauty and success, it's no wonder we have a distorted view of femininity. Our impossible standards place an incredible burden of stress on the backs of women and girls of all ages, resulting in anxiety, eating disorders, and depression. One question we often forget to ask is this: "What is God's design for womanhood?"

In "Girl Defined," sisters and popular bloggers Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird offer women a countercultural view of beauty, femininity, and self-worth. Based firmly in God's design for their lives, this book helps women rethink what true success and beauty look like. It invites them on a liberating journey toward a radically better vision for femininity that ends with the discovery of the kind of hope, purpose, and fulfillment they've been yearning for. 
"Girl Defined" helps readers 
- discover God's design for femininity and his definition of a successful woman 
- uncover the secrets of lasting worth, purpose, and fulfillment
- be equipped and empowered to live out a radically better vision for womanhood 
- gain personal insight through the chapter-by-chapter study guide

About the Book

OUT OF CIRCULATION by Heather Day Gilbert:

When Russian mobsters threaten small-town librarian Katie McClure, she is forced to accept an offer of protection from Manhattan bodyguard Ace Calhoun. As they race the clock to find a long-hidden bank stash, Katie discovers too late that Ace might be the wrong man to trust with her life...and her heart.

About the Book

Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?

by Kristy Cambron

About the Book

Boston, 1926. Jenny “Wren” Lockhart is a bold eccentric– even for a female vaudevillian.

As notorious for her inherited wealth and gentleman’s dress as she is for her unsavory upbringing in the back halls of a vaudeville theater, Wren lives in a world that challenges all manner of conventions. Her job is to bring the art of illusion to life under the spotlight of a stage, and she’s infamous for her ability to harness that talent. But it’s the deeply private life she leads behind the scenes that few see– or the apprenticeship to the world’s greatest illusionist, Harry Houdini– that few would ever guess she’s known.

In the months following the famed escape-artist’s death, Wren is drawn into a web of mystery surrounding a spiritualist by the name of Horace Stapleton– a man defamed by Houdini’s ardent debunking of fraudulent mystics in the years leading up to his death. But in a public illusion that goes terribly wrong, one man is dead–and another stands charged with his murder. Though he’s known as one of her teacher’s greatest critics, Wren must decide to become the one thing she never wanted to be: Stapleton’s defender.

Forced to team up with Boston bureau agent Elliot Matthews to find the truth behind the deepest secrets of one famous illusionist, Wren must race against time and an unknown enemy, all to prove the innocence of a hated man. In a world of illusion, of the vaudeville halls that showcase the flamboyant and the strange, Wren’s carefully constructed world threatens to collapse around her. She must face a life-altering decision head-on: will she place her faith in the reality of what the eye can see or will she pursue a calling to find faith in the only one who can claim true victory over the grave? Layered with mystery, illusion and the artistry of the Jazz Age’s bygone vaudeville era, The Illusionist’s Apprentice is a journey through love and loss, and the underpinnings of faith on each life’s stage.

The Lost Girl of Astor Street
by Stephanie Morrill

About the Book

In this jazz-age mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, 18-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the disappearance of her best friend. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no great surprise to anyone that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s apparent abduction from their privileged neighborhood.

When Piper discovers that the answers might originate in the midst of the corruption strangling 1924 Chicago—and quite possibly lead back to the front doors of her affluent neighborhood—Piper must decide how deeply she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s potentially willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow
by Mary Weber

About the Book

In the futuristic SF duology, Native American Sofi Snow's mission to rescue her brother from the ice planet now orbiting Earth turns into a deadly game of hunter and prey.

By Your Side
by Kasie West

About the Book

About a girl who is accidentally locked in a library with the boy no one knows but everyone talks about, and must find a way to escape. Publication is slated for winter 2017.


  1. Ahhh, that means I have until October to catch up with the last season of The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! LOL --Star Wars novels were my go to reads for the longest time, but I started falling behind in 2013 or so? I have a lot to catch up on!

    Also, Mary Weber's new one sounds totally intriguing. =)

  2. Beth's is really gorgeous. The details is boasts are stunning. CANNOT wait to see Mary's new cover as well as Kasie's. I'm sure they'll represent their genres/stories/authors very well. :)


Be courteous and kind to one another! Any inappropriate comments will be deleted immediately!