Sunday, July 17, 2016

Show the Books Showcase #19, July 17th

There are a ton of books out there! So here's a chance to organize some books and show them off in various ways!

So this week's theme is A Publisher! I chose to do Entangled and imprints!

The Summer Marked by Rebekah L. Purdy
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Published: September 22nd 2015
From Goodreads:
The sequel to the chilling Winter People returns to the world of Faerie, and is a romantic and enchanting follow-up.

Salome left humankind behind to be with her boyfriend, Gareth, in the Kingdom of Summer. But now forces of darkness are rising. Her happily-ever-after is coming apart, and the Kingdom is on the brink of war. 

Newly-single Kadie Byers is on her way home for Thanksgiving, imagining a visit filled with hot chocolate, a hot guy for a little rebound action, and some girl time with her bestie, Salome. Except she receives a message from Salome with two important words: PLEASE HURRY.

When Kadie rushes to help Salome, she’s ripped from the human world and pulled into the kingdoms of Faerie, where she's shocked to learn that Salome's monsters are real, and that she's now at the mercy of one extremely vengeful Winter Queen... 

Now both Salome and Kadie must find a way to survive the deadly chaos...or lose themselves to Winter's deadly, icy grasp.

What's Interesting: Living in the Kingdom of Summer! Being on the brink of war! Being pulled int the world of Faerie and dealing with the monsters and the Winter Queen!

The Possibility of Us by Lisa Burstein
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Published: July 1st, 2014
From Goodreads:
One weekend together could change everything…

When her friend called to tell her about the funeral, Cassie wanted to say no. She had enough to handle with her own hollow existence. But she knew she should pay her respects to her old Wilderness Program counselor…as long as her ex, Ben, wouldn’t be there. 

Except Ben is there. Still gorgeous, still angry, and still able to penetrate her defenses with one intense stare. All the reasons they left each other in a flurry of heartache start to fall away over one long, snowy weekend. 

But tough Cassie can’t truly open up to Ben when she knows confessing her secrets will leave her raw, defenseless. And the possibility of forever might not be enough to gamble on all the impossibilities of now. 

What's Interesting: Going back for a funeral and running into her ex! Complicated emotions and past! That her secrets will hurt her, but together, they'll be stronger!

Temping is Hell by Cathy Yardley
Publisher: Entangled: Edge
Published: January 21st, 2013
From Goodreads:
WORST. JOB. EVER. 

Kate O'Hara can't wait until this temp assignment is over. The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts-turned-clerks, and it's so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl. Even her sexy-as-sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn't enticement enough to keep her there. Once she makes enough to pay off her bills, she's out. Or so she thinks...

WHAT THE HELL? 

Next thing she knows, she's accidentally signed over her soul. Literally. And she's discovered Thomas's real mission: to kill thirteen bad guys in one year, in order to get his—now his and Kate’s—souls back.

 IT'S NOT JUST A JOB. IT'S A MISADVENTURE. 

From learning to boost the morale of some paper-pushing demons to navigating her way through blood-red tape, Kate has to work closely with her super-hot supervisor and get her flaky act together, before somebody clocks her out—permanently! 

What's Interesting: Working a temp job with some pretty awful people with a pretty great boss and good money! Accidentally signing away your soul! That he has to kill some bad guys to get their souls back!

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by Nikki McCormack
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Published: September 2nd, 2014
From Goodreads:
Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she holds dear.

Her only allies are Chaff, the cat, and Ash, the son of the only murder suspect, who offers her enough money to finally get off the streets if she’ll help him find the real killer. 

What starts as a simple search ultimately reveals a conspiracy stretching across the entire city. And as Maeko and Chaff discover feelings for each other neither was prepared to admit, she’s forced to choose whether she’ll stay with him or finally escape the life of a street rat. But with danger closing in around them, the only way any of them will get out of this alive is if all of them work together. 

What's Interesting: A dangerous heist leading to dead bodies and a big mystery! Having a clockwork cat and the murder suspect's son to investigate! A huge city wide conspiracy and danger everywhere!

Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen
Publisher: Entangled: Select
Published: July 22nd, 2014
From Goodreads:
Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas's premier wedding planners, she's built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancé jilts her. While she's waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.

Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others' true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.

But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance, and suddenly Dakota questions if she'll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?

What's Interesting: Being in love with love! Planning a perfect wedding before being jilted! Reconnecting with an old friends and having her ex come back to complicate everything!

Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Published: June 3rd, 2014
From Goodreads:
Being a teenager during World War II is tough. Finding out you're the next keeper of the real Cinderella's dress is even tougher.

Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella's dress, life gets complicated.

Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it's too late.

After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.

What's Interesting: Being the keeper of Cinderella's dress during World War II! Having relatives fleeing the war holding the dress! her father missing and her beau sent away for training! That the decedents of the step-sisters are out for revenge!

A Very Scandalous Holiday by Nancy Fraser, Sophia Garrett, Amber Lin & Crista McHugh
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Published: October 14th, 2013
From Goodreads:
Entangled Publishing presents... A Very Scandalous Holiday Anthology. Four very spirited vignettes of holidays past.

Erin's Gift by Nancy Fraser
Chicago 1920
Widower, Seth Harrison, has no intention of falling in love again but will he be able to resist the sweetness of his son's nanny, Erin O'Mara - his sister's best friend?

An Eternity of You by Sophia Garrett
England 1833
The Duke of Sharrington left Rebecca with more than a broken heart six years ago - he left her with a son. He's rekindled their passion with his return, but it will take a Christmas miracle to earn her heart.

Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin
England, late Regency
After three years at sea, Captain Hale Prescott has the means to marry the love of his life and his best friend's sister. Sidony Harbeck, however, might never speak to him again. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter... at least none he ever sent.

Eight Tiny Flames by Crista McHugh
1944 Ardennes, WWII
Lt. Ruth Mencher has always secretly admired Capt. Joseph Klein, but it takes the lighting of a Hanukkah candle to uncover the spark of mutual attraction. Each night awakens a new facet of their relationship, but as the Battle of the Bulge begins, the approaching Nazi forces threaten to tear them apart. 

What's Interesting: A great collection of stories with historical holidays! Great romances and holidays!

Ghosts of Kingston Cottage by Libby Bishop
Publisher: Entangled: Ever After
Published: October 28th, 2013
From Goodreads:
She believes in ghosts.

Medium and paranormal investigator Arabella Pierce is sent with her crew to Kingston Cottage, a haunted Maine seafarer’s cottage on an isolated island, but for this investigation, her boss has stuck them with skeptical reporter Lucas Brown. Though he’s hot as they come, Arabella can’t trust a man whose sole job is to discredit her and the work she does. Not after what happened with the last few skeptics...

He believes in evidence.

But Lucas isn’t as skeptical as he seems—he wants the truth, no matter what that is. When the ghosts appear, he and Arabella must work together—in tight quarters—to convince the resident ghosts to move on before a storm strands the entire crew on the island. If Arabella can put aside her prejudices, she and Lucas just might have a shot at a lifetime. 

What's Interesting: Going to a haunted house looking for ghosts with a skeptic reporter! Him wanting the truth, no matter what it is! Working together in tight quarters and helping the ghosts!

Skin in the Game by Jackie Barbosa
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Published: May 27th. 2013
From Goodreads:
When the competition's this hot, someone's bound to score.

Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she’s shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job.

Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position. 

But the Harper Falls High Eagles are Angie’s team, and even the hometown hero won’t take that away from her, no matter how hot he is. As the two engage in a battle of wits and wills, this is one game neither is prepared to lose.

What's Interesting: Having a crush on the high school quarterback and then having him ask her to her room! And then him trying to take her coaching job! And her fighting back and the battle of wills for the job and the sparks flying!

Dream Nights With the CEO by Kathy Lyons
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Published: May 27th, 2013
From Goodreads:
By day, they're professionals. By night, they're lovers.

Hotel chain CEO and millionaire Wyatt Monroe is a stick in the mud. Sure, he's hot as sin, even with the tie, but free-spirited assistant Megan Bradford refuses to jeopardize their perfect working relationship. Why mess that up with sex? She knows he's the love 'em and leave 'em type, and she's determined to find a family man. 

Wyatt would never cross the line between boss and employee with Megan, no matter how hard it might be to resist the temptation. But when they visit a mysterious B&B in a bid to acquire the property, he starts having erotic dreams about the sexy brunette that make it hard to resist her in daylight.  Soon the line between reality and dreams further blurs when they learn they were sharing the same erotic dreams… 

What's Interesting: Not wanting to mess up her working relationship with her boss with sex, even though the sparks are there! Being alone in a B&B together with him having dreams of her, that it turns out she was having as well!

Searching for Beautiful by Nyrae Dawn
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: March 4th, 2014
From Goodreads:
Before, Brynn had a group of best friends, a loving boyfriend, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And after…she had none.

When Brynn lost the boyfriend who never loved her, the friends who feel she betrayed their trust, and the new life just beginning to grow inside her, she believes her future is as empty as her body. But then Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of.

But can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?

What's Interesting: After something bad happens, losing her boyfriend who it turned out didn't love her, her friends don't trust her, and she feels like she doesn't have a future! But then the boy next door starts coming over and lifting her spirits! But can she open up her heart to the emotions that tell her to love living?!

Allure by Lea Nolan
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Published: October 1st, 2013
From Goodreads:
Worst. Summer. Ever.

Emma Guthrie races to learn the hoodoo magic needed to break The Beaumont Curse before her marked boyfriend Cooper's sixteenth birthday. But deep in the South Carolina Lowcountry, dark, mysterious forces encroach, conspiring to separate Emma and Cooper forever. When Cooper starts to change, turning cold and indifferent, Emma discovers that both his heart and body are marked for possession by competing but equally powerful adversaries.

Desperate to save him, Emma and her twin brother, Jack, risk their lives to uncover the source of the black magic that has allured Cooper and holds him in its grip. Face with the horror of a soul-eating boohag, Emma and Jack must fight to resist its fiendish power to free Cooper long enough to join their strengths and face it together, before it destroys them all.

What's Interesting: Racing to break a curse that was laid on her boyfriend! Finding out that two groups have claimed him for their own! Risking their lives when trying to break black magic and save them all before they're all destroyed!

And next week's theme is going to be Random!

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