Crave the Mark • Veronica Roth 12.26
Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth have grown up in enemy countries locked in a long-standing fight for dominance over their shared planet. When Akos and his brother are kidnapped by the ruling Noavek family, Akos is forced to serve Cyra, the sister of a dictator who governs with violence and fear. Cyra is known for her deadly power of transferring extraordinary pain unto others with simple touch, and her tyrant brother uses her as a weapon against those who challenge him. But as Akos fights for his own survival, he recognizes that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift—resilience—might be what saves them both.
When Akos and Cyra are caught in the middle of a raging rebellion, everything they’ve been led to believe about their world and themselves must be called into question. But fighting for what’s right might mean betraying their countries, their families, and each other.
When the time comes, will they choose loyalty or love?
The Evermore of Callie and Kayden • Jessica Sorensen 12.26
Return to the Coincidence world and follow the characters Callie and Kayden, Luke and Violet, Emery and Ryler, and Seth and Greyson as the navigate through relationships, engagements, school, jobs–life.
Books 1-2 of the Coincidence Diaries, a spin-off of The Coincidence Series.
Shelter • Jay Crownover 12.26
His life is chaos and confusion. It’s a storm of uncertainty and raging emotion.
Sutton Warner is a mess. Everything in his life feels like it’s unraveling.
He’s let a lot of people down lately, including his daughter. Sutton always promised his little girl he would never disappoint her and that he would always be there when she needed him. Until he wasn’t.
The truth is, he’s used to disappointing the women in his life. First was his mother who couldn’t find a reason to stick around when he was growing up. Then there’s his ex. The woman who takes unbridled delight in making his life incredibly complicated.
Luckily, his daughter is still young enough to believe her old man is some kind of hero. But, he knows the day is coming when she realizes the truth, that he’s just a man with some serious flaws and a list of ever-growing weaknesses.
Finally, there’s the woman he’s desperately trying to forget with every shot tossed back and each pill popped.
He more than disappointed Emrys…he almost got her killed.
Her love is steady and sure. It’s a shelter shaped by conviction and silent assurance.
Emrys Santos is lost. Everything in her life feels pointless and futile.
She’s been busy running away from her feelings and all the people who love her the most—including her best friend, the one person who knows exactly what she’s been through. They promised to always stick together and to lean on one another. It was a promise Em had to break so she could lick her wounds and figure out her next move. For once, there is no easy way out of the tangled web of emotions she’s caught up in, and right now, she recognizes that all roads lead back to Wyoming…and back to Sutton.
The man she nearly got killed.
Lover • T.M. Smith 12.31
Rory Landers is a rising star within the Bureau. His personal life, however, is nothing to write home about. His hope to take his limited relationship with Frank Moore to the next level when they finally solved the Langford murder case didn’t turn out as planned. On the plus side, he met the vivacious, free spirited college senior, Shannon Dupree.
Shannon Dupree lives by the motto, I’m a lover not a fighter. Carefree, fun loving and loyal to his friends, but when it comes to his past, he’s evasive and secretive. When he’s behind closed doors, alone in the dark, the ghosts of the past haunt him. So Shannon prefers to spend his evenings with nameless, faceless hook-ups. Everything changed when he met Taylor Langford. Seeing the love Taylor and Frank have makes Shannon want the same, but who could love him when they learn about the skeletons in his closet?
Rand Davis is married to his job as a Senior Detective with the Dallas PD. Taking over the Cold Case Squad frees up some of his time and Rand finds himself welcoming his new found friendships within the Langford, Moore family circle. For the first time in decades, he finds himself wanting to actually be in a relationship. The problem is, there are two contenders for the role.
Past, present, pain and suffering collide, ushering in the possibility of a life and love worth fighting for. These three personalities couldn’t be more different, but, their three hearts are about to learn the definition of love, commitment and strength.