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June 1, 2018

Day 3: Most Anticipated Books & Giveaway #BookBlogExpo

by Donna Huber

Here we are on Day 3 of the Book Blog Expo. I hope you are enjoying these discussion topics either by writing your own posts or by commenting. Check out the entire schedule for Book Blog Expo.

Today's topic: Most Anticipated Books & Giveaway

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You would think as a book blogger that I would be all in the know of what books are coming out, but I'm actually pretty clueless. I even miss some of my favorite authors. I blame my towering TBR pile that I'm buried under. But there are 3 books I'm excited about this year, one came out recently and the other two will be out in the fall. I'm really hoping to get an advance copy of the third book on my list.

The Hitwoman in a Pickle
May 2018
The Hitwoman in a Pickle by JB Lynn
What kind of trouble is Maggie in this time?

The klutzy contract killer must enlist the help of both her psychic friend, Armani, and her ever-growing collection of talking pets, as she desperately searches for not one, but two, missing relatives.

At the same time she’s trying to keep the peace in her crazy family and complete an unwanted assignment from mob boss, Delveccio, which could end with her on ice.

And oh yeah, she’s got a date with a certain hot manny.

Maggie and friends follow a crazy and convoluted path to try to save the day, but will an unexpected enemy get the upper hand?

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Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
August 2018
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen
Georgie is finally able to plan for her wedding in the summer. It is going to be a summer of weddings: her mother is marrying Max, her German beau; Georgie's grandfather is marrying his next door neighbor, Mrs. Huggins; and Darcy's father is getting up the courage to ask the princess to marry him. Georgie is staying at the princess's London house when she receives a letter from one of her mother's former husbands, Sir Hubert Anstruther. Georgie is now his sole heir, and he's offering her the use of his lovely country house. He suggests she move in right away to keep an eye on the place because all might not be well since his butler died.

Georgie talks this through with her husband-to-be, Darcy, who is off to Europe again, this time to Berlin. They decide that she will take Sir Hubert up on his offer. However, when Georgie arrives, it becomes clear that she is definitely not wanted in the house. Strange things are happening, including a lively ghost and a less than friendly reception from the new butler. When a body shows up, Georgie realizes that Sir Hubert's invitation may not have been entirely altruistic and begins to wonder if she'll even make it to her wedding day.

Pre-order Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding at Amazon

Time's Convert
September 2018
Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present.

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply-held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable in the modern world than they were in the 18th century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.

A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for change, Time's Convert will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural, and romance.

Pre-order Time's Convert at Amazon

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  1. Time's Convert sounds very good! :)
    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    1. I'm pretty excited about that one. I have re-read the All Souls trilogy a few times so it will be good to get more of the characters' stories.

  2. Oh, I love Georgie books! I'll look forward to this one.

    1. I just discovered the series when book 11 came out and I've been trying to read through the rest of the series. I think I have 1 or 2 left and then I'll be all caught up.

  3. I just cannot wait for The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager!

  4. The Hitwoman in a Pickle

  5. "What book are you most excited about?" Of the books shown, "Time's Convert," maybe!

    1. Didn't have to choose one on my list. Does one your favorite authors have a book coming out this year that you are looking forward to?