Eight Book Covers That Caught My Eye (01-01-2018 Cover Love)

Okie Dreams Presents: Eight Books That Caught My Eye 

COVER LOVE

Eight Book Covers That Caught My Eye

I often find books because their cover, for whatever reason, has caught my eye. So when I started thinking about creating a new ongoing feature here at Okie Dreams, I immediately thought of my love of book covers. Every so often (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly), I’ll share my Cover Love and hopefully bring some new books to your attention.

Today, the first day of 2018, I’m posting my first Cover Love collection of eight gorgeous Young Adult and Category Romance covers that recently caught my eye. And along with the covers, you’ll find each title’s details and summary as well as an affiliate link to order the book on Amazon. If you click on one of the affiliate links below, I will earn (at no extra cost to you) a small commission from the sale of the book. This commission goes back into the website and helps to keep things running behind the scenes so that I can continue to share my love of books (and movies, music, and television).

Teen Fiction

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

Rachel Lynn Solomon

A heartbreaking and lyrical debut novel about twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate–whether they inherited their mother’s Huntington’s disease.

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn SolomonEighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist–and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step on her path toward med school and a career as a surgeon.

But one thing could wreck their carefully planned futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s, a rare degenerative disease that slowly steals control of the body and mind. It’s turned their Israeli mother into a near stranger and fractured the sisters’ own bond in ways they’ll never admit. While Tovah finds comfort in their Jewish religion, Adina rebels against its rules.

When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington’s. The other tests positive.

These opposite outcomes push them farther apart as they wrestle with guilt, betrayal, and the unexpected thrill of first love. How can they repair their relationship, and is it even worth saving?

From debut author Rachel Lynn Solomon comes a luminous, heartbreaking tale of life, death, and the fragile bond between sisters.

Book Details

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Genre:  Teen/YA | Romance  | Social Issues
Imprint: Simon Pulse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781481497732
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
Pub Date: Jan 02, 2018
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Everless

Sara Holland

“Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

Everless by Sara HollandIn the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

Book Details

Author: Sara Holland
Genre: Teen/YA | | Fantasy
Imprint: Harper Teen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062653659
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
Pub Date: Jan 02, 2018
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Say You’ll Remember Me

Katie McGarry

“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarryWhen Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Book Details

Author: Katie McGarry
Genre: Teen/YA | Romance | Contemporary
Imprint: Harlequin Teen
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9780373212378
Pages: 464 (Hardcover)
Pub Date: Jan 30, 2018
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Harlequin Series

Harlequin has really stepped up their cover game in recent months. Take a peek at some of my favorite covers from upcoming releases.

An Engagement For Two

Marie Ferrarella

An Engagement For Two by Marie FerrarellaRecipe for love: two reluctant souls and a dash of matchmaking!

Dr. Mikki McKenna’s dedicated her entire life to her patients. But when it comes to herself? The devoted doctor’s vowed never to repeat her parents’ mistakes, and that means never falling in love. But restaurateur Jeff Sabatino can’t get his mother’s compassionate internist off his mind. He’d move mountains just for minutes with Mikki. Have the Matchmaking Mamas once again cooked up a romance?

Book Details
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Series: Matchmaking Mamas
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Imprint: Harlequin Special Edition
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781335465566
Pages: 224 (Paperback)
Pub Date: Feb 01, 2018 (E-Book)
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The Baby Claim

Catherine Mann

The Baby Claim by Catherine MannFrom a family feud…to a one-night stand ending in heartbreak.

Now will these rivals get a second chance at love? 

Rugged oil tycoon Broderick has avoided temptation for years. But an abandoned baby forces him back into his ex-lover’s world. He needs Glenna. For the child, for himself…for untangling the ties that bind their families. For discovering who the baby’s father really is. But will their passion survive the truth?

Book Details

Author: Catherine Mann
Series: Alaskan Oil Barons #1
Genre: Romance | Contemporary | Western
Imprint: Harlequin Desire
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781488091810
Pages: 224 (Paperback)
Pub Date: Feb 01, 2018 (E-Book)
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The Double Deal

Catherine Mann

The Double Deal by Catherine MannSnowbound with a sexy stranger…

Will sharing his bed destroy her plans or lead to forever? 

Naomi Steele knows it’s sneaky to sleep with Royce Miller without revealing her true identity. So is neglecting to mention she’s pregnant. Still, being stranded with the reclusive scientist provides the perfect opportunity to convince him to work for her family’s company. Yet once the snow melts and the truth is revealed, Naomi could be dealing with double the trouble… 

Book Details

Author: Catherine Mann
Series: Alaskan Oil Barons #2
Genre: Romance | Contemporary | Western
Imprint: Harlequin Desire
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781488091872
Pages: 240 (Paperback)
Pub Date: March 01, 2018 (E-Book)
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Taming The Billionaire

Dani Wade

The beast of Sabatini House is real. 

And only one beauty can tame him.

When Willow Harden arrives at Tate Kingston’s island castle for her housekeeper job, she finds her temperamental boss isn’t just an enigmatic author living in self-imposed exile—he’s an attractive flesh-and-blood man. Soon she’s thinking less about her mission to uncover his family’s secrets than about being under his covers. Until an unplanned pregnancy sets them on a collision course with destiny…

Book Details

Author: Dani Wade
Series: Savannah Sisters #2
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Imprint: Harlequin Desire
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781488091896
Pages: 240 (Paperback)
Pub Date: March 01, 2018 (E-Book)
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The Love Child

Catherine Mann

The Love Child by Catherine MannHer job is to turn a reclusive rancher into a charming oil tycoon…

Having his baby isn’t part of the deal!

With his family’s company at stake, Trystan reluctantly agrees to a makeover. But the media consultant hired to smooth out his rough edges has him aching. When passion leads to pregnancy, the only honorable choice is a proposal. But Isabeau won’t say yes without his love…

Book Details

Author: Catherine Mann
Series: Alaskan Oil Barons #3
Genre: Romance | Contemporary | Western
Imprint: Harlequin Desire
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781335971449
Pages: 224 (Paperback)
Pub Date: April 01, 2018 (E-Book)
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About The Authors

Sara Holland

Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. EVERLESS is her debut novel.

Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rachel Lynn Solomon lives in Seattle and loves tap dancing, red lipstick, and new wave music. A former journalist, she has worked for NPR, produced a radio show that aired in the middle of the night, and currently works in education. Once she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. You can find her online at rachelsolomonbooks.com and on Twitter at @rlynn_solomon.

Katie McGarry

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

Catherine Mann

USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann has books in print in more than 20 countries with Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, HQN and other imprints. A six-time RITA finalist, she has won both a RITA and Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Mother of four, Catherine lives in South Carolina where she enjoys kayaking, hiking with her dog and volunteering in animal rescue. For more information, visit: catherinemann.com.

Dani Wade

Dani Wade astonished her local librarians as a teenager when she carried home 10 books every week—and actually read them all. Now she writes her own characters who clamor for attention in the midst of the chaos that is her life. Residing in the southern U.S. with a husband, two kids, two dogs, and one grumpy cat, she stays busy until she can closet herself away with her characters once more. For more information, visit: daniwade.com/

Marie Ferrarella

This USA TODAY bestselling and RITA ® Award-winning author has written more than two hundred books for Harlequin Books and Silhouette Books, some under the name Marie Nicole. Her romances are beloved by fans worldwide. Visit her website at marieferrarella.com.

 




 

Deanna Lynn

Deanna Lynn is the founder and lead blogger/reviewer of Okie Dreams.com. She reads widely, laughs often, and loves to talk about books, music, movies, TV shows, writing, and this confusing thing called life.

2 thoughts on “Eight Book Covers That Caught My Eye (01-01-2018 Cover Love)

  • January 3, 2018 at 12:36 am
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    Those YA covers are stunning! Like you, I’m a huge cover lover. I buy or read a lot of books because of their covers. I must admit though, I’m not a fan of the Harlequin covers. I think I prefer the more abstract covers that are popular with a lot of YA right now.

    I’m excited to see more Cover Love posts from you!

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    • January 4, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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      They are stunning, aren’t they? They immediate caught my attention when I saw them. I also buy and read a lot of books because of their covers (though I do read the summaries of them first). The Harlequin caught my attention because of the quality of the photos and people in them. I do a lot of portrait and candid photography for my dayjob (and on the side when time permits) so I’m always keeping an eye out for great covers with couples/people of interest on them.

      Thank you so much for reading and for taking the time to comment! Right now, I’m planning to do a Cover Love post each Monday, though it may wind up going to bi-weekly if time gets away from me. 🙂

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