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What books are you looking forward to reading in Fall 2021? (September-November)
I don’t particularly keep up with upcoming releases, the latest hot author and the must read book, so this list is a mix of older books and arc books on my schedule. The first two are new books the second two I’ve owned for a while and am determined to clear from my TBR list.
Fireborn by Jessa Graythorn
Halley Ashwood is well on her way to achieving her dream of being a doctor. Focused and independent with a mother she never knew and a father who never loved her, the only constant Halley has ever had in her life is her brother, Flynn. Where Halley is logical and grounded, Flynn has always had an interest in conspiracy, but they’ve always been able to trust each other above anyone else. And Halley and Flynn don’t believe in making promises. That’s how Halley knows something is wrong when her brother leaves her a message the day before her scheduled trip to visit him in Amsterdam, asking her to promise him she won’t come.
When she arrives in Amsterdam, her brother is missing, leaving only his ominous words in his wake. Halley sets out to find out what happened to him and discover something she never expected. Turns out Flynn’s conspiracy theories maybe weren’t so farfetched after all. Demons are real, they’re living among us, and they may hold the answer as to what happened to Flynn.
Determined to find out the truth about her brother’s fate, Halley begins a dark journey that will force her to question everything she thinks she knows about the nature of the world, the forces within it, and even herself.
A Spell of Rowans by Bird Nash
Magic and troubles come in threes.
The Rowan family: Victoria, whose empathic talent reads hidden feelings. Phillipa, with a glamour that bewitches. Liam, who can touch an object to reveal its past. We all had our magic twisted by our mother’s games. After her death, I thought it was safe to come back. But the police haul in my autistic brother for questioning about a murder, while my sister knows what Mother was really doing. Hint: nothing good.
And that hometown boy I dumped? He’s now with the FBI and thinks he knows the truth about me
An emotional page-turner about healing from a haunted past. Perfect for fans of Practical Magic, Garden Spells, and The Witches of New York.
NOTE: Trigger warnings for discussion of child abuse and trauma, with one assault scene, and some cursing.
In The Beginning by London Miller
Twenty-year-old Lauren Thompson left her small town in Michigan to begin a new life in the Big Apple where no one knows her name or the tragedy that had rocked her family fifteen years prior. With new friends and an intriguing new love interest, starting over is easier than she expected…but Mishca Volkov isn’t what he seems. As the son of a Russian Mob boss, he thrives in a world of chaos and fear, earning the title of Bratva Captain through blood and pain.
When the two cross paths, lines blur and passions ignite, bringing them closer than they could ever imagine. Until secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart. Can they fight past their demons…or were they doomed by fate before they ever met.
Deacon by Kit Rocha
Ana has trained most of her life to achieve one goal: to prove that anything men can do, she can do better. Now she’s Sector One’s first female Rider, and being the best is the only way to ensure she won’t be its last. Distractions aren’t allowed–especially not her painful attraction to the reserved but demanding leader whose stern, grumpy demeanor has already gotten into her head.
Deacon has spent the last twenty years trying to atone for his past, but the blood he spilled as a mercenary and assassin will never wash away entirely. If his riders knew the extent of his sins, he’d lose their trust and respect. It’s easier to keep them all at arm’s length, especially Ana. But his newest recruit’s stubbornness is starting to crack his defenses. And their sparring matches are driving him wild.
The passion sparking between them can’t be denied, but neither can the vengeance barreling toward Deacon. When his old squad comes back to punish him for his betrayal, Ana and the Riders are squarely in the line of fire. The only way to save his people may be to make the ultimate sacrifice.
But first, he has to convince Ana not to follow him straight into hell.