New Edelweiss E-galleys (5/9/22)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure:

THE CHOICE: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 3 by Nora Roberts
ISBN 9781250272720 | on sale 11/22/22

Breen Siobhan Kelly grew up in the world of Man, unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, recovering from battle and heartbreaking losses. Her grandfather, the dark god, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh, and over Breen—for now.

With the enemy sealed outside the portal, this is a time to rest and prepare. Breen spreads her wings and realizes a power she’s never experienced before. It’s also a time for celebrations—of solstice and Yule and weddings and births. She rededicates herself to writing her stories, and when his duties as taoiseach permit, she is together with Keegan, who has trained her as a warrior and whom she has grown to love.

It’s Keegan who’s at her side when the enemy’s witches, traitorous and power-mad, appear to her in her sleep, practicing black magick, sacrificing the innocent, and plotting a brutal destruction for Breen. Soon, united with him and all of Talamh, she will seek out those in need of rescue, and confront the darkness with every weapon she has: her sword, her magicks—and her courage…

SOMETHING IN THE HEIR by Suzanne Enoch
ISBN 9781250842527 | on sale 9/20/22

Emmeline and William Pershing have enjoyed a perfectly convenient marriage for eight years. Their relationship is a seamless blend of their talents and goals. They’ve settled into separate, well-ordered lives beneath the same roof, and are content to stay that way—or so Emmeline thinks. And if William has secretly longed for a bit more from the woman he adores, he’s managed to be content with her supreme skills as a hostess and planner, which has helped him advance his career.

Then when Emmeline’s grandfather, the reclusive Duke of Welshire, summons them both for his birthday celebration and demands they bring their two little angelic children, William is stunned to discover that his very proper wife invented not one, but two heirs to fulfill the agreement for living at Winnover. But surely if Emmeline and William team up and borrow two cherubs to call their own, what could go wrong? Enter George, age 8, and Rose, 5—the two most unruly orphans in Britain.

As the insanity unfolds, their careful, professional arrangement takes some surprisingly intimate turns as well. Perhaps it takes a bit of madness to create the perfect happily ever after.

THE FALLING: A Brightest Stars Novel by Anna Todd
ISBN 9781990259807 | on sale 7/5/22

Twenty-year old Karina is proud of the independent life she is trying to create for herself in Ft. Benning, Georgia. A dutiful officer’s daughter, supportive sister to a troubled twin brother, and caring friend to her roommate, Elodie, she always puts the needs of others ahead of her own, and prides herself on being a fixer of broken things—whether it’s the house she’s just bought or the fragmented family she works hard to keep intact.

Like anyone who has grown up around an army base, Karina also knows the background noise that follows men and women home from war. And when she meets Kael, a handsome soldier on the cusp of discharge, she’s immediately intrigued by his brooding presence and enigmatic silence. As their uncertain and unexpected friendship starts to turn into something more, Karina tries to piece together Kael’s story: he is emotionally closed off, recovering from wounds and other trauma in the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. In her practice as a physical therapist, Karina has a strong desire to help him heal, and though it challenges her many insecurities and anxieties, she has an equally strong desire to trust him. But that trust is fragile, like the preciousness of a soldier’s life. It can be gone in an instant. Ultimately facing a crossroads, their relationship will be tested by the one thing that Karina cannot accept, forgive, or understand.

BLISS MONTAGE: Stories by Ling Ma
ISBN 9780374293512 | on sale 9/13/22

What happens when fantasy tears through the screen of the everyday to wake us up? Could that waking be our end?

In BLISS MONTAGE, Ling Ma brings us eight wildly different tales of people making their way through the madness and reality of our collective delusions: love and loneliness, connection and possession, friendship, motherhood, the idea of home. From a woman who lives in a house with all of her ex-boyfriends, to a toxic friendship built around a drug that makes you invisible, to an ancient ritual that might heal you of anything if you bury yourself alive, these and other scenarios reveal that the outlandish and the everyday are shockingly, deceptively, heartbreakingly similar.

THE WITCH IN THE WELL by Camilla Bruce
ISBN 9781250302090 | on sale 10/4/22

A group of estranged childhood friends reunites in an eerie Norweigan coastal village where their flawed ambitions and grudges swirl into an all-too-real echo of a terrible town legend.

Old Friends. Stalkers. Mommy bloggers.

In this fable-inspired thriller set on the coast of Norway, where folklore are alive, one woman is the first in her village to leave for a life in the modern world — only to come back years later, freshly divorced and fleeing her influencer lifestyle. There, she finds a long-dormant friendship that rekindles an intense competition, and a world more haunted and dangerous than she could ever imagine. This is a tense read with fantastic images that are sure to stick with readers.

A thrilling ride about women who have been swept away by the promise of internet fame—only to find that creating a cult of personality means depending on the dark whims of their acolytes even at the expense of their friendship.

WHITE HORSE by Erika T. Wurth
ISBN 9781250847652 | on sale 11/1/22

Old denim jackets, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and the occasional beer at the White Horse Lounge have defined urban Indian Kari James’s life so far. But when her cousin Debby finds an old family bracelet that once belonged to Kari’s mother, it inadvertently calls up both her mother’s ghost and a monstrous entity, and her willful ignorance about her past is no longer sustainable…

Haunted by visions of her mother and hunted by this mysterious creature, Kari must search for what happened to her mother all those years ago. Her father, permanently disabled from a car crash, can’t help her. Her Auntie Squeaker seems to know something, but isn’t eager to give it all up at once. Debby’s anxious to help, but her controlling husband keeps getting in the way. Kari’s journey toward a truth long denied by both her family and law enforcement forces her to confront her dysfunctional relationships, her spiritual beliefs, and her desire for the one thing she’s always wanted but could never have.

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