Captive by Brighton Walsh
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publish Date: March 24, 2015
Series: Captive, Book 1
Genre: Fiction – New Adult, Contemporary
Synopsis: He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met…and she’s falling in love with him.
Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. Daughter of a prominent businessman, she has everything a girl could ask for. Except for a family who’s present in her life, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls home. Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind. She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.
Now she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn’t know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends at his mercy, the more she realizes he’s not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her own.
But as Madison lets down her walls, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could destroy everything.
Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publish Date: December 6, 2011
Series: Midnight Dragonfly #1
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Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn’t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late.
Trinity arrives on her aunt’s doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she’s seen.
But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica’s disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She is kind-of dating Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario.
Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her.
Midnight Sins by Lora Leigh
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publish Date: August 2, 2011
Series: Heroes and Heartbreakers #1
Synopsis: His name is Rafer Callahan. He was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who fought through life the only way he knew how: with his fists. But Rafer never meant to bring any harm to Cambria Flannigan, the girl—the lover—whose sister he’d been unable to save…
Cami lost her sister in the brutal murders that rocked her hometown so many years ago. Some still believe that Rafe, along with his friends Logan and Crowe, were involved. But how could Rafe—who haunted her girlish dreams, then her adult fantasies—be a killer? That is the question that keeps her up at night.
Now a prosperous ranch owner, Rafe is trying to build a new legacy for himself. It’s finally time to settle the score with Cami—and make her his. But old wounds open up with a series of new murders…and each of the victims has a connection to Rafe, Logan, and Crowe. With suspicion, fear, and loyalty tearing her apart, Cami is once again at risk of losing her heart—or her life.
August, to me, is the calm before the storm. It always seemed like there were many things to prepare for, in the month of August. August is when you acclimate your life to normalcy, back from vacations or nerd conventions and routine sleeping patterns. August is the month that I chose to stay indoors, for fear of indian summer’s heat temperatures and humidity.
Soon, my routine will go back to normal. Classes will start and there will be tests to study for, papers to be written, and I will forever dread the first day of class. Yes, I am over thirty, but there is still something to be said about that day.
Nevertheless, even though August is the end of summer, there is still time for some awesome reads. Want to know what else is great about August? It is the month that transitions into the big fall publishing season!
Until then, here are some of the books that I will be looking forward to this month. Continue reading