BEA Wishlist

So I can’t be at BEA today, which means I won’t be getting any of the new books there, but I suppose I can still lust over them, right?  I admit, I have spent some time drooling over the BEA site and cursing myself for not being there.  These are the books that caught my eye the most.

Charlotte Sophia: Myth, Madness and the Moor

By Tina Andrews

Charlotte Sophia was queen of England, wife of “mad” King George III, Queen Victoria ‘s grandmother, and in love with Johann Christian Bach. But neither her king, her country, nor her lover knew she was black.

The Cusp of Dreams

Diana E Sheets

The dark saga of our time: salesmen and women desperate to close deals in order to pay their rent. To survive they will do almost anything. For these men and women there is no reprieve.


Albertine Dolores Beacham

Jasmine, a rebellious seventeen-year-old, is in love with Kirk Lanera. When she becomes involved with him and his friends, who pull pranks and cause trouble, she is disowned by her parents and forced to leave her house. With Kirk, Jasmine leaves her family and travels to New Orleans , where Kirk’s longstanding sexual advances become more persistent and culminate when he rapes Jasmine. When she refuses to have sex with him again, he abandons her, leaving her to roam the streets on her own.

Tamara’s Child

BK Mayo

Nominated for 2010 IPPY Award

The emotional journey of a pregnant teenager who finds herself in a bizarre and deadly battle over the custody of her child. A captivating, thought-provoking, and socially relevant read.

The Afflicted Girls: A Novel of Salem

Suzy Witten

Something terrible happened in Salem Village in 1692 . . . but it isn’t what you think!

This debut historical novel offers a startling new theory of the Salem witch-hunt certain to put this 300-year-old unsettled mystery to rest. Centering her story on Salem Village and its inhabitants, exploring their dark household corners as if she is solving a crime, author-researcher Suzy Witten adeptly details how the disintegration occurred while spinning familiar facts in new directions, with the mysterious “afflictions” finally explained.

WINNER 2010 IPPY SILVER MEDAL for Historical/Military Fiction

A Walt Disney Studios Fellowship Finalist

The Battle for New Orleans : The Casino Wars

Jimmie Martinez

New Orleans has a reputation as a city of loose morals, strip joints, and partying. But it lacks a large, Las Vegas-style casino. Things are about to change when the citizens decide to legalize a land-based casino.

What new BEA books are you lusting for?

4 Responses

  1. I love this! Why not have fun dreaming about what you might have picked up if you were at the BEA? I think the first novel in your list sounds really good, too.

    I’ll have to give things a look myself. Where did you find these books? I have to be honest and say I’ve not been very inquisitive when it comes to the BEA. I hate to make myself feel bad for missing out. I hadn’t thought about the window wishing factor. 🙂

  2. I think I’d have gone for Charlotte Sophia, too!

  3. Oh my gosh, you have me RIDICULOUSLY intrigued with that Charlotte Sophia book!

  4. I’m sorry I didn’t see your BEA wishlist sooner. But if you’d still like a copy of my novel “Tamara’s Child,” I will gladly send you a complimentary copy. The book is popular fiction for ages 15 and up. By the way, we didn’t win the IPPY, but the novel was named a Finalist in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Just let me know where to send the book.

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