Beatrice by Michael Goorjian

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Beatrice

Paperback, 777 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Hay House Visions (first published July 8th 2014)
“Something in me knows of a life I was meant to live but for whatever reason, I have not . . . ”
     Words that ring painfully true for Adam Sheppard, a San Francisco programmer who has spent the
vast majority of his 30-something years lost in the dim glow of a computer screen. On the verge of a
psychotic break, Adam begins to have a recurring dream of his early childhood and the hauntingly rustic
town of Mendocino California where he grew up. Convinced he has left something behind there,
something vital to his present sanity, Adam walks away from his current life to figure out what that is.
One night on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, lost in thoughts of suicide, Adam has a chance
encounter with a mysterious woman. Later he realizes that she is Beatrice, a long forgotten childhood
friend whose fiery spirit and red hair had filled his young heart with immeasurable wonder. The
coincidence of their reunion only deepens as Adam discovers that Beatrice has returned to Mendocino
also due to a recurring dream, eerily similar to his own.
Are they lost soul mates drawn together through time and space? As Adam begins to hope that his
life could be more than a bleak virtual wasteland, he finds himself a pawn in a game that pits dark forces
against those few quixotic souls who still search for meaning, beauty, and magic in the world.
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Beatrice by Michael Goorjian

Beatrice

“Something in me knows of a life I was meant to live but for whatever reason, I have not . . . ”    
     Words that ring painfully true for Adam Sheppard, a San Francisco programmer who has spent the
vast majority of his 30-something years lost in the dim glow of a computer screen. On the verge of a
psychotic break, Adam begins to have a recurring dream of his early childhood and the hauntingly rustic
town of Mendocino California where he grew up. Convinced he has left something behind there,
something vital to his present sanity, Adam walks away from his current life to figure out what that is.
     One night on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, lost in thoughts of suicide, Adam has a chance
encounter with a mysterious woman. Later he realizes that she is Beatrice, a long forgotten childhood
friend whose fiery spirit and red hair had filled his young heart with immeasurable wonder. The
coincidence of their reunion only deepens as Adam discovers that Beatrice has returned to Mendocino
also due to a recurring dream, eerily similar to his own.
     Are they lost soul mates drawn together through time and space? As Adam begins to hope that his
life could be more than a bleak virtual wasteland, he finds himself a pawn in a game that pits dark forces
against those few quixotic souls who still search for meaning, beauty, and magic in the world.
 
Paperback777 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Hay House Visions (first published July 8th 2014)

Genesis Girl (Blank Slate #1) by Jennifer Bardsley

Genesis Girl (Blank Slate #1)

by Jennifer Bardsley (Goodreads Author)
Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet.

Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint makes her extremely valuable, and upon graduation, Blanca and those like her are sold to the highest bidders.

Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeals are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable.

By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online. 

Hardcover280 pages
Expected publication: January 24th 2017 by Month9Books, LLC (first published September 27th 2016)

The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott by Josi S. Kilpack

The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott

by Josi S. Kilpack (Goodreads Author)
It’s 1796 and nineteen-year-old Walter Scott is in love. For the past few years, he has been engaged in a long-distance courtship, writing love letters to his childhood sweetheart, Mina.

Though both Walter and Mina are young and from different stations in society, they share the same love of literature, a passionate temperament, and a restless heart. They know their love is meant to be. Walter feels sure Mina is the muse he needs to bring every dream of his life to fruition. But the distance between the two lovers proves too great, and when Mina meets the handsome and charming William Forbes, she is swept away, and the two quickly announce their engagement.

Brokenhearted, Walter takes refuge in the lake country of Scotland where he resigns himself to life of misery and heartache. But then he meets Charlotte, a French girl, who, at twenty-six, has resigned herself to the fact that she will never find love. Despite their age difference, the two become cautious friends, but Charlotte’s quiet disposition and keen mind intrigue Walter. She is so different from Mina, yet perhaps, for Walter, it may be that his perfect match is a woman who calms him and helps him keep his feet on the ground. Though wary of risking his heart a second time, he finds himself falling deeply in love with her.

In the end, he is able to forgive Mina, forget his heartbreak, and forge ahead in a new relationship, realizing that there is a vast difference between a man’s “first love” and his “true love.”

Paperback336 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Shadow Mountain

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson

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Flicker and Mist

Romance, intrigue, and plenty of action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy. The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. When invisible people become tricksters and then murderers, Myra’s Flickerkin heritage becomes a deadly secret, putting her relationship with the leader’s son—and her own life—in jeopardy. Loyalties shift and difficult choices are made before Myra understands who she wants to be.     
Hardcover384 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Clarion Books

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
by Eric Lindstrom (Goodreads Author)
In the vein of It’s Kind of a Funny Story and All the Bright Placescomes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to conceal her diagnosis by keeping everyone at arm’s length. But when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst—that no one will accept her if they discover what she’s been hiding. But would her friends really abandon her if they learned the truth? More importantly, can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?

In A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Eric Lindstrom, author of the critically acclaimed Not If I See You First, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Poppy

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

COMING SOON!!!!!

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

by Eric Lindstrom (Goodreads Author)

In the vein of It’s Kind of a Funny Story and All the Bright Placescomes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to conceal her diagnosis by keeping everyone at arm’s length. But when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst—that no one will accept her if they discover what she’s been hiding. But would her friends really abandon her if they learned the truth? More importantly, can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?

In A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Eric Lindstrom, author of the critically acclaimed Not If I See You First, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are. 

Hardcover288 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Poppy

Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken

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Wayfarer (Passenger #2)

by Alexandra Bracken (Goodreads Author)

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All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.

Hardcover, 464 pages

Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken !!!

Wayfarer (Passenger #2)

by Alexandra Bracken (Goodreads Author)
(cover not final
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them. 

Hardcover464 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Fear the Drowning Deep

Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.

Hardcover256 pages
Expected publication: October 4th 2016 by Sky Pony Press