Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday - Most Anticipated Books for 2011

This week's Top Ten is one that I found it hard to stop at Number #10 as there are so many wonderful books being released that I want to add and my lists are always never-ending LOL

  1. You Dropped A Blonde on Me - Dakota Cassidy - "She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb. Until her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin' hot. Campbell refuses to believe Max isn't that smart, funny girl he's crushed on since high school. The more Max tries to show him he's wrong, the more she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she's ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and fight for what she deserves." Cassidy, who has written The Accidentals and The Hell paranormal series, says You Dropped a Blonde on Me is the first in a series based on ex-trophy wives who find themselves divorced and poverty-stricken.
  2. Beautiful Creatures - Lulu Taylor - "Few have ever seen the Bettancourt twins. Brought up in strict seclusion on their family's lavish estate, their past shrouded in secrecy, the girls have been virtual prisoners in their own home. But the night before their 21st birthday, at a lavish party held in the gardens of their home, the world is finally introduced to Flora and Octavia. On this momentous day the twins are finally free of their aunt and uncle's stifling and sinister care, and come into possession of a huge fortune. Nearly two years later and for the first time in their lives, the girls are living apart. Flora has fallen into a marriage that brings her nothing but heartache. Octavia and her extravagant boyfriend travel the world attending an endless procession of parties. But underneath her reckless exterior, Octavia knows there must be more to life and both sisters struggle with the legacy of their strange childhood. Life suddenly becomes a terrifying struggle that the sisters are ill-equipped to deal with. Before they can truly earn the freedom they crave, they need to recapture the closeness of their childhood and learn to fight together."
  3. The Women he Loved Before - Dorothy Koomson - She's Out of His Life, But is She Out of His Heart? is about a woman who married a widower and finds some unsettling truths when she looks into the couple's past. The synopsis says: "Libby has a nice life with a gorgeous husband and a big home by the sea. But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her - and if he is over the death of Eve, his first wife. When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve. Eventually Libby stumbles across some startling truths about Eve, and is soon unearthing more and more devastating family secrets. Frightened by what she finds and the damage it could cause, Libby starts to worry that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved."
  4. The Secret Shopper Affair - Kate Harrison - Best mates Sandie, Emily and Grazia have been through so much together: widowhood, divorce and redundancy for starters. They thought they'd be friends forever, but they reckoned without the dividing effects of men and money... Shopping guru Sandie is on a roll, with a baby on the way and Toby, her posh totty partner, proposing every five minutes. But when she realises the legendary Garnett's Department Store is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, she knows she's the only one to save it, even though Toby's mother seems determined to scupper the rescue bid. For Emily, Sandie's apparently perfect life is a bitter pill to swallow, especially as Emily's been banned from having a second child by her boyfriend, Will, who is more interested in saving the planet than her. As the rifts grow, will she learn to stand on her own two feet, or give in to a new temptation? Glamorous Grazia tries to play peace-maker but she's facing her own big decision: whether to develop her new career as an erotic embroidery artist... or give up on her talent for the sake of her new, needy lover? Can the magic of retail bring the secret shoppers back together, or is it time to shut up shop for good?
  5. Summer and The City - Book #2 : The Carrie Diaries - Candace Bushell - follows Carrie Bradshaw as she hits the bright lights of New York for the first time. The synopsis says: "Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it - the crazy characters in her neighbourhood, the vintage clothing boutiques, the wild club scene, and the mysterious new guys who have entered her life. She's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps towards fulfilling her dream. And then there's the fact that she gets to live in Samantha Jones' apartment. Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow" as Samantha likes to call her, to the person she always wanted to be. But as Carrie continues to evolve, she knows she must balance this exciting new life and her writing aspirations with the big decision that awaits at the end of the summer." Summer and the City is out in April.
  6. The Lying Game - Sara Shepard - I had a life anyone would kill for. Then someone did. The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.Let the lying game begin.
  7. No Prince Charming- Illana Fox - Sometimes we all need somewhere to escape to...and Ilana Fox delivers the answer in her gloriously entertaining, wam, witty novels. THE MAKING OF MIA looked under the lid of the world of fashion magazines - and gave us a heroine everyone could identify with - a woman determined to beat the bitches. SPOTLIGHT shone its beam on the glamorous world of the music biz and taking a journey through the hope and heartbreak of wannabe X Factor and Idol starlets. Ilana, with her eye for what women are watching, wanting and wearing, and her massive sense of humour and heart, tells a story that readers everywhere can fall in love with.
  8. Once in a Full Moon - Ellen Schreiber - Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever. Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight. Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run. Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.
  9. Bumped -Megan McCafferty - WHEN A VIRUS makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents must pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they search for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.
  10. Unearthly - Cynthia Hand - In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees.Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what it is, though, isn't easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place--and out of place, at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make--between honesty and deciet, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?


  1. I want to check out Unearthly too and maybe Once in a Full Moon :)

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  2. Bumped is proving popular! I have Unearthly to read I'm really looking forward to that one!

  3. You have some great books on your list! They didn't make mine but I still plan on reading them. It was just hard to pick 10!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads
    Top Ten Tuesday

  4. I have Unearthly on my list too - just read and reviewed Bumped - it was great!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  5. Nice list. I've just added Bumped to my TBR list. Thanks!

  6. OoH the Lying Game sounds excellent! I hope they change the cover on Bumped though...

  7. Bumped is all over the place... :D

  8. Hmmm Bumped? Never heard of it, but I will definitely be adding it. You should really give Mortal Instruments another go... Might grow on you.

    Sonette @ bookaholic-worm.blogspot.com


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