Cover Candy, Edition 26


Seeing another cover candy post (just posted "Edition 25" earlier this week) is probably an oddity. But Bethany House authors released a bunch of their recent cover arts today and I simply had to share them. Read: gush about them. (Plus a few other random pretties that I think are pretty neat too. This should be a lesson to this girl: Do more searches/research before you put a cover post together.) Yes, I know probably everyone interested has already seen these on Facebook or Twitter (and we've gushed sufficiently... or maybe not), but either way, it seemed only right that I share these covers since I adore so many Bethany House books and their authors.

Dressed for Death, by Julianna Deering*


Jamie and I have decided it'd just be best to forge ahead and form a "We Heart Drew" fanclub. Who is with us?!

In Stores 2016

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The Heir and the Spare, by Emily Albright 


Family can be complicated. Especially when skeletons from the past pop up unexpectedly. For American Evie Gray, finding out her deceased mother had a secret identity, and not one of the caped crusader variety, was quite the surprise. Evie’s mom had a secret life before she was even born, one that involved tiaras.

In this modern day fairytale, Evie is on a path to figure out who her mom really was, while discovering for herself what the future will hold. Charged with her late mother’s letters, Evie embarks on a quest into her past. The first item on the list is to attend Oxford, her mom’s alma mater. There, Evie stumbles upon a real life prince charming, Edmund Stuart the second Prince of England, who is all too happy to be the counterpart to her damsel in distress.

Evie can’t resist her growing attraction to Edmund as they spend more time together trying to unravel the clues her mother left behind. But, when doubts arise as to whether or not Edmund could ever be with an untitled American, what really ends up unraveling is Evie’s heart. When Evie uncovers all the facts about her mom’s former life, she realizes her mom’s past can open doors she never dreamed possible, doors that can help her be with Edmund. But, with everything now unveiled, Evie starts to crack under the pressure of new family responsibilities and the realization that her perfect prince may want her for all the wrong reasons. - Goodreads, January 2016


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The Feathered Bone, by Julie Cantrell


In a distracted moment, Amanda lost sight of young Sarah . . . and her entire world came crashing down.

Going to New Orleans for a fifth grade field trip seemed like a bad idea to start with, but when Amanda lost sight of Sarah, her daughter’s best friend, the bad idea became a complete nightmare. Unable to cope with the guilt of being the last one to see Sarah, Amanda’s daughter commits suicide. Then, unable to deal with a wife stuck in a state of grief, Amanda’s husband abandons her for a younger woman. By year’s end, she’s lost everything dear to her.

And then, after six years without a single lead, the lost Sarah is miraculously found. The horrors she endured leave a difficult road to healing. But small signs, such as a sparrow that consistently appears at her window, kept Sarah’s faith intact. She’s determined that Amanda will take this new journey with her . . . to a place where they can both find hope and purpose again.
 - Goodreads, December 2015

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Curio, by Evangeline Denmark


Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her grandfather and father—may not actually need.

By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.

But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever.
 - Goodreads, January 2016

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Embers, by Ronie Kendig


Kaelyria Celahar, heir to the throne and princess of the Nine Kingdoms, is the only hope for Seultrie and its people against the powerful Poired Dyrth, a leader whose fire-wielding gift far outbursts the king’s, and even Feilyn’s.

Now he’s coming for her. And the kingdom.

Poisoned and crippled as a young prince, Haegan Celahar is temporarily transformed by his sister, a feat that costs Feilyn—and the kingdom—far more than anyone expected. Embroiled in her plan to usurp their enemy’s plot to overthrow Seultrie, Haegan becomes a fugitive when their father-king believes Haegan is the traitor responsible for Kaelyria’s failing health and the loss of her gift.

Much on the planet has lain dormant in anticipation of the return of Abiassa’s Fire. As Haegan fights his way north to find answers and help for his sister, he is confronted by horrors, legendary creatures, long-forgotten races, and a truth more powerful than all the Flames. - Goodreads, October 2015


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The Year We Fell Apart, by Emily Martin


A year ago, Harper made the biggest mistake of her life: destroying her relationship with her best friend – and first love – Declan. Now, Declan's home from boarding school for the summer, and Harper has three months to fix the past or finally let go. - Goodreads, January 2016

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Cold Shot, by Dani Pettrey


All we know is the hero's name is Griffin. In Stores 2016.

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What You Always Wanted, by Kristin Rae


If Only . . . he was the boy she's been dreaming of. The If Only line continues in this fun high school theater-themed romance!

Drama girl Maddie Brooks has always had high standards for guys. But she has yet to find one who can live up to the romantic, classic Hollywood heartthrobs, especially the dreamy song-and-dance man Gene Kelly. When Maddie begins to carpool with Jesse Morales, her new neighbor and star pitcher of the baseball team, she's struck by his wit, good looks, and love for his family--but a guy so into sports is definitely not her style. Then Maddie discovers that Jesse was raised as a dancer and still practices in the community theater dance studio to keep in shape. Perhaps her perfect dream guy exists after all! But when it becomes clear that baseball--not dance--is Jessie's passion, can Maddie find a way to let her dream guy go and appreciate the charms of the amazing guy in front of her? - Goodreads, March 2016


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Underwater, by Marisa Reichardt


Morgan didn’t mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive—first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself.

But Morgan can’t move on. She can’t even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she’s underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school.

When it seems Morgan can’t hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside.

Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.
 - Goodreads, January 2016

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After the Woods, by Kim Savage


Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus and Giroux acquired a debut YA novel, After the Woods by former journalist Kim Savage, in a pre-empt. It’s a psychological thriller about two friends in the aftermath of an abduction, where one risked her life to save the other and spent a night in the woods she wants to forget. Now, nearly a year later, a girl’s body is found, and dark secrets are tearing the best friends apart. Publication is scheduled for 2016; Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger did the two-book deal for world English rights. - Goodreads, February 2016

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The Last Place on Earth, by Carol Snow


Daisy and Henry are best friends, and they know all each other's secrets.  Or, so Daisy thinks, until she wakes up one morning to find that Henry and his family have disappeared without a trace. Daisy suspects Henry's disappearance is connected to their seriously awkward meeting the night before, but then she finds a note from Henry, containing just the words "SAVE ME."  Deeply worried, Daisy convinces her unemployed brother to take her on a rescue mission into the California mountains. As they begin to home in on Henry's exact location, they also start to find some disturbing clues... clues that call into question everything Daisy believes she knows about her friend.  Why is he so hard to find? What kind of trouble is he in, exactly? And most importantly, who is actually saving who? - Goodreads, February 2016

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Like Never Before, by Melissa Tagg


Logan's story. In Stores April 2016.

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Playing the Part, by Jen Turano 


In Stores 2016

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*Yes, I realize that the first cover is not technically in the usual a-z order, but I left it that way on purpose for a better "featured" post format. (Plus, can we just take a moment to appreciate the Austen-esque scene Dressed for Death depicts!?)

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Your turn. Let us all now down below which pretties you're adding to your TBR. Or you know, running to Amazon to preorder.  
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  1. Oh my, such lovely covers!
    I definitely should try Julianna Deering's first book. Just looks so different, and I'm sort of craving a different read. I also want to see why Drew Farthering is worthy of a fan club. ;-)
    "Embers" looks quite different- definitely going to add it to my TBR. Looking forward to reading more by Melissa Tagg, so it is cool to see her next cover. And of course, what fun to see Jen Turano's next book!
    Thanks for sharing, Rissi. :-D

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    1. He SO totally is worthy of a fan club, Grace. I think it's partially because he's British... that accent will do that. ;)

      Hey, if you're interested Julianna's first novel, Rules of Murder is now FREE on Kindle. Not sure how long it's going to last, but just in case you wanted to snatch the deal. :)

      Embers does look quite different! But also, it's Ronie Kendig, so it must be great. :)

      Yay for Melissa's book. I cannot wait for that pretty. And I hope you enjoy Jen's. I know you have liked her prior books.

      ...thank you for commenting, Grace! Always glad to chat with you.

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  2. Awww, aren't you sweet?

    I have to tell you that Drew is very flattered by the attention. He won't admit it, but he turned a bit red when he found out about the #WeHeartDrew phenomenon. Madeline is teasing him mercilessly over it.

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    1. Oh my goodness...I love this!! :)

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    2. We DO heart Drew, Deanna. Like, it needs to be a hashtag groupie thing. ;)

      ...good for Madeline! She needs to tease Drew a bit. He's normally so classy and... well, British. Which is part of the reason I love him. :)

      Thanks for visiting, Deanna. :)

      Me, too, Jamie! Love this fun conversation - and that you shared the cover. It's amazing. :)

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  3. Yay new covers! I'd seen Julie Cantrell's cover before but this is the first time I' read the blurb. So excited!

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    1. Woo-hoo for discovering something new; I hope you're more excited now for Julie's, Kara. It does sound interesting! :)

      Thanks for commenting. :)

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  4. I'll join in on the Drew fanclub! And I Curio looks wonderful!.

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    1. Please do, Dawn. He's awesome, isn't he!? :)

      Curio does sound/look good. Gotta' love the branching out Christian publishers are having - makes for more interesting books than we already had. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Dawn.

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  5. Well, I believe I shall join this Drew fanclub as well. I can't wait for the next book!

    The cover for "Curio" looks fascinating, and I'm looking forward to "Playing the Part," too. :)

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    1. Welcome aboard, Hayden. We are glad to have you. :) You and I both. Cannot wait for book four!

      As for Curio, I agree! I had read about this one a while back and when I connected the dots, I was glad to learn more about it. Jen always has darling covers. :)

      Thanks for visiting. :)

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  6. Oh! I love the covers for Curio and Embers. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I do have to add that I have a soft spot for mysteries...I just downloaded the first book in the Drew Farthering Mystery series. We shall see! :-)

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    2. Those are great covers, Jennette! Hope you like both books when they release.

      ...as for Rules of Murder, I hope you enjoy it... I loved the series (thus far) and am highly anticipating book four. :)

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Visit anytime. :)

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    3. Thanks! When Evangeline shared that her cover was on the list, I just had to see it. And discovered some other cool books. My reading preference is fantasy, but I do love a good mystery, especially if it's a cozy mystery. One day, I'm gonna write a fantasy cozy mystery. ;-)

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    4. That's always a plus in book blogging - discovering new books. I've discovered many new books through friend's blogs. Makes for an excellent reason to stay current in blogging. :D

      I'm glad you like fantasy! It can be quite fun. If you like the genre, you might want to try Mary Weber's novels. They are technically in the YA market, but really good. I'd categorize Rules of Murder as more of a cozy mystery to be honest. It's not the same kind of "thriller" more contemporary books fall into.

      Wishing you the best with your fantasy cozy mystery. That sounds like an amazing read! :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing the cover love. I'm thrilled Curio is included in this fabulous list.

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    1. My pleasure, Evangeline! Congrats on your debut novel. It sounds like a wonderful adventure. :) Thank you for the visit.

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  8. How have I not heard of some of these??? My TBR pile just got bigger lol :)

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    1. Right!? That always happens to me as well, Carrie. It's the inevitable life of a book addict, I suppose. ;)

      Thanks for commenting. :)

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  9. Thank you sooooooo much for including Embers! I've LOVED your cover candy posts!!

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    1. My pleasure, Ronie! I honestly meant to in my earlier one (it was on my mental to-add list) and somehow it didn't get added. :)

      Thank you for the visit. :)

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  10. More covers?! I am SO behind on your posts. *sigh* But I do love these posts, even if I comments weeks, and weeks, and weeks later! :)

    Drew's book covers are always a fantastic mix of old school and awesome. :)

    I love The Heir and the Spare, Curio (sounds amazing!), Embers, Underwater, After the Woods, and The Last Place on Earth (which sounds very, very intriguing).

    Like Never Before is as adorable as all of Melissa's other covers!

    My only quibble? Is that I read the synopsis for Embers and still have no idea what the story is going to be about. But Ronie Kendig and fantasy is such a fab combo that I plan to read it anyway! :)

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    1. More covers, and more possible new books to love! You're welcome to comment anytime you like, friend. :)

      I agree. Drew's covers are a great mix - I love this one because it's got an Austen (*cough* Nobley *cough*) vibe going for it.

      The Heir and the Spare sound darling, so reading that will be a must. And I agree with the rest of your pics too! Including Like Never Before, which is you say is equally adorable. Cue the cute story that will, no doubt, accompany it. :)

      Embers has the promise to surprise, but as you say with Ronie Kendig writing it? It has to be amazing! :)

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