I love this meme, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, as one of the things I really enjoy doing is scouring the Internet for upcoming releases. I don't know why I get such pleasure from seeing what will be published, but I do, and I can't change that. Here are a couple that I am looking forward to reading when I get some time to myself (?!?!?!). I am a mom after all, so is there such a thing as time to myself?
In Too Deep (Arcane Society: Looking Glass Trilogy, Book 1)
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Scargill Cove is the perfect place for Fallon Jones, confirmed recluse and investigator of the paranormal. It's a hot spot, a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy, which might explain why the town attracts misfits and drifters like moths to a flame. Now someone else has been drawn to the Cove - Isabella Valdez, on the run from some very dangerous men.
When she starts working as Fallon's assistant, Isabella impresses him by organizing his pathologically chaotic office - and doesn't bat an eye at the psychic element of his job. She's a kindred spirit, a sanctuary from a world that considers his talents a form of madness. But after a routine case unearths an antique clock infused with dark energy, Fallon and Isabella are dragged into the secret history of Scargill Cove and forced to fight for their lives, as they unravel a cutthroat conspiracy with roots in the Jones family business.and Isabella's family tree.
by Dan Simmons
Release Date: February 3, 2011
The United States has suffered a crippling economic and moral collapse fueled by Flashback, the cheap aerosol drug that allows its users to fully re-experience the best moments of their lives. It's a drug so sweet and addictive, it holds the nation in its thrall, devastating millions. A group of Japanese advisors essentially run the government, and the son of one of them has been killed. Fallen detective Nick Bottom is hired to investigate.
Nick knows Flashback -- he's an addict himself. After his wife was killed, he started flashing to be with her, and he only takes the case to get money to fuel his habit. His motivation changes when he uncovers evidence that suggests that the creation and appearance of Flashback--and America's capitulation to it--was an orchestrated plot that may have been responsible for his wife's death. Could America's total surrender to Flashback be the result of a large and terrible conspiracy? Nick is the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.
I like the sound of Flashback, and it sounds so interesting. What do you thinkg?