Just some of the books I'm excited to read in 2012:
Title: The Underside of Joy
Author: Sere Prince Halverson
Genre: Mainstream fiction
Release Date: January 12, 2012
Link to Author: http://sereprincehalverson.com/
To Ella Beene, happiness means living in the northern California river town of Elbow with her husband, Joe, and his two young children. Yet one summer day Joe breaks his own rule-never turn your back on the ocean-and a sleeper wave strikes him down, drowning not only the man but his many secrets.
For three years, Ella has been the only mother the kids have known and has believed that their biological mother, Paige, abandoned them. But when Paige shows up at the funeral, intent on reclaiming the children, Ella soon realizes there may be more to Paige and Joe's story. "Ella's the best thing that's happened to this family," say her close-knit Italian-American in-laws, for generations the proprietors of a local market. But their devotion quickly falters when the custody fight between mother and stepmother urgently and powerfully collides with Ella's quest for truth.
Title: Crash Into You
Author: Roni Loren
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: Book 1 in Loving on the Edge series
Publisher: Berkley Heat/ Penguin
Release Date: Jan. 3, 2012
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Social worker Brynn Lebeck goes undercover at a BDSM retreat to find her missing sister but the only person who can get her into the retreat is former flame Reid Jamiison
Title: May B
Author:Caroline Starr Rose
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Release Date: Jan. 10, 2012
Link to Author: http://carolinestarrrose.com/Caroline_Starr_Rose/Home.html
Set on the Kansas prairie in the 19th century, this debut novel in verse presents a harrowing portrait of pioneer life through the perspective of 12-year-old Mavis Elizabeth Betterly, called May B. The spare free-verse poems effectively sketch this quietly courageous heroine, the allure and dangers of the open prairie, and the claustrophobic sod house setting. Writing with compassion and a wealth of evocative details, Rose offers a memorable heroine and a testament to the will to survive.