Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Wishing For Wednesday: A Psychological Thriller/Paranormal Romance/Holiday Reading



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)


Poison by Galt Niederhoffer
Release Date: November 21, 2017 by St. Martin's Press

Poison is a literary psychological thriller about a marriage that follows minor betrayal into a bubbling stew of lies, cruelty, manipulation, and danger.

Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland —a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom. They seem insignificant, but they are quickly followed by a series of denials and feints that mushroom and then cyclone in menace.

With life-or-death stakes and irreversible consequences, Poison is a chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond designed to protect and provide for each other and for children can change in a minute. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I Want to Read It: It is the cat that got me. No, not really. It's been a little while since I sank my  teeth into a good psychological thriller and this one sounds like a good one.

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Maid of Ice by Shona Husk
Release Date: November 21, 2017 by Kensington Books/Lyrical Press

Stalkers and death threats . . .  For Finlay Ryder, danger means playing a racecar driver on a daytime soap. That is, until he’s forced to reckon with his true identity as an Albah, a magical ancient race, by one of his own kind. Someone wants him dead. And worse, an ancient vampire is on the prowl, drawing blood left and right. Now, Finlay has no choice but to hunt enemies with unspeakable powers—or risk being hunted himself . . .

. . . and that’s just the first date.  Ice skater Alina Nyx is using her broken wrist as an excuse for a career change. And when she falls for handsome Finlay, Albah drama feels like her new full-time job. Learning about magic and vampires is exciting, until her life is threatened. Now, as she begins to uncover her own mysterious powers, she must combine forces with Finlay to eradicate their foes for good, or all Albah will suffer . . . [Goodreads Summary]

Why I Want to Read It: I recently discovered this series as a result of seeing this book. A paranormal romance involving a magical ancient race and a mystery. My curiosity has gotten the better of me and I can't wait to give this series a try.

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Mrs. Claus: Not the Fairy Tale They Say edited by Rhonda Parrish
Release Date: November 28, 2017 by World Weaver Press

When you think of Mrs. Claus, do you imagine a quiet North Pole homebody who finds complete fulfillment in baking cookies, petting reindeer and crafting toys alongside elves? How about a magic-wielding ice goddess, or a tough-as-nails Valkyrie? Or maybe an ancient fae of dubious intentions, or a well-meaning witch? Could Mrs. Claus be a cigar-smoking Latina, or a crash-landed alien? Within these pages Mrs. Claus is a hero, a villain, a mother, a spacefarer, a monster hunter, and more. The only thing she decidedly is not, is a sidekick.

It’s Mrs. Claus’ turn to shine and she is stepping out of Santa’s shadow and into the spotlight in these fourteen spectacular stories that make her the star! Featuring original short stories by Laura VanArendonk Baugh, C.B. Calsing, DJ Tyrer, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Kristen Lee, Randi Perrin, Michael Leonberger, Andrew Wilson, Ross Van Dusen, MLD Curelas, Maren Matthias, Anne Luebke, Jeff Kuykendall, and Hayley Stone. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I Want to Read It:  Short stories are hit and miss with me, but I couldn't resist this collection, especially at this time of year. With family coming into town and lots to do, fitting in a short story here and there might be all I can manage. I like that this collection takes a traditional character and puts her in nontraditional roles.


Do any of these sound like something you would like to read too?


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36 comments:

  1. Now that is a diverse selection of books! I have to admit, Poison sounds like my cup of team most of all!

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    1. Verushka - I am looking forward to reading Poison too. It sounds like it will be a bit twisty. :-)

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  2. Poison sounds like a thrilling read! I hope you manage to read it when it comes out!

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    1. Eustacia - I think so too! I hope it is as good as it sounds.

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  3. That first one sounds so cool! And not too far to wait. I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a fantastic day. =)

    Check out my post!

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    1. Alyssa - Thank you! It's nice not to have to wait too long. :-) Hopefully they will all turn out to be as good as they sound.

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  4. I'm seeing Poison in a lot of places. It looks good to me!

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  5. I love the looks and sounds of Poison and Mrs. Clause looks like a sassy Christmas read.

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    1. Barb - I think Mrs. Claus will be a lot of fun. Poison will probably be an intense one--which I love. :-)

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  6. I read The Romantics by Galt Niederhoffer a while back and liked it quite a bit so I'd be interested to read Poison!

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    1. Iliana - I am glad to hear it! This will be my first by Galt Niederhoffer, and I'm anxious to dive in.

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  7. Poison sounds great!! Nothing like a mind jerking psychological thriller :)

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    1. Peppermint - I couldn't agree more! It sounds like it will be really good. :-)

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  8. Great picks! I'll be adding SHusk's book :D

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    1. Lily - I just bought the first two books in Shusk's series and am looking forward to reading them. It sounds like a series in which each book stands alone (different couples), but I couldn't help myself. :-)

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  9. These are all new to me! I love the sound of Poison. I am really enjoying psychological thrillers lately, and this one just seems to call to me. I hope that you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them. :)

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    1. Candid Cover - I haven't read a good psychological thriller in a while, so I'm due for one. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Oooh, Poison sounds amazing! I love the variety of your selections this week too. Happy reading!

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    1. Suzanne - Thank you! I was drawn to Poison right away too. I can't wait to read it.

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  11. All of them sound good to me. Hope you enjoy them when you get to them.

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    1. Laura - Thank you! Hopefully they will live up to my growing expectations. :-)

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  12. I love psychological thrillers, and this one sounds like it has a lot of realistic points.

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    1. Angela - I do too. I tend to go through phases when I read them and others where I gravitate toward something else. I think a thriller phase may be coming on soon.

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  13. They are all new to me and I confess each of them has something that grabs my attention, but I'd go with Poison first! Yep, that psychological thriller seems really interesting . . .

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier :)

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    1. Silvia - It does sound good, doesn't it? I can't wait to read all of these!

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  14. Well, you know me, Wendy, I usually pass on thrillers...but your other two selections are just...WOWZA!!!! I LOVE these two!!

    "Maid of Ice" has a highly original plot, with GREAT plot elements! Plus, I like how the two heroes join forces to beat the bad guys, and are romantically involved, as well!

    And "Mrs. Claus"!! How could I resist a book featuring such a famous character as a kick-butt heroine? About time, I say!!

    Thanks for fattening up my Goodreads shelves, just in time for the holiday season!! Thanks as well for always visiting my own CWW posts and leaving such nice comments!! <3 <3 <3

    HUGS TO YOU & MOUSE!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Maria - I am looking forward to giving Shona Husk's books a try. I have the first two and am anxious to dive in. I can't resist Mrs. Claus. The variations of the character have me so excited. I can't wait to see what all those authors have come up with.

      I hope you get a chance to read Mrs. Claus and Maid of Ice! Thanks for visiting. :-)

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  15. What an interesting trio! All are new to me but I like the idea of the short story collection. My attention span is next to nothing this time of year and short stories sound perfect.

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    1. Katherine - This time of year, short is often best for me too. I have so much going on; it's hard to focus for long on one thing.

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  16. These are all new to me! Poison sounds like my kind of read. I hope you enjoy all of these :)

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    1. Carole - Hopefully they will all be good! I'm looking forward to reading them. :-)

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  17. Several to choose from it seems. They all look interesting :)

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    1. Eve - I have a hard time settling on just one. LOL

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  18. Maid of Ice looks amazing!! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR.
    Great choices this week :) I hope you enjoy them all if you get around to reading them!
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

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    1. Aneta - Thank you! I'm excited to read the series. :-)

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