Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (306)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

FROM GOODREADS: 17-year-old Mina, from England, arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. After growing up in Whitby, the town that inspired Dracula, Mina loves nothing more than a creepy horror movie. She can't wait to explore the city's darkest secrets - vampire tours, seedy bars, spooky cemeteries, disturbing local myths...

And it gets even better when Mina lands a part-time job at a horror movie mansion and meets Jared, Libby's gorgeous housemate, co-worker and fellow horror enthusiast.

But the perfect summer bliss is broken when, while exploring the mansion, Mina stumbles upon the body of a girl with puncture marks on her neck, clutching a lock of hair that suspiciously resembles Libby's... Someone is replicating New Orleans' most brutal supernatural killings. Mina must discover the truth and prove her sister's innocence before she becomes the victim of another myth.
WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I'm a sucker for New Orleans settings (pun not intended) and they say vampires are making a comeback.  This one at least sounds like a lot of fun.


FROM GOODREADS: It’s up to a trio of adorable rescue huskies to make two lonely hearts in a coastal Alaskan town realize that true love is worth too much to turn tail and run.

Glaciers have nothing on Kelsey Porter when she decides to freeze someone out. After getting burned once, she’s not about to let it happen again. And right now all that icy contempt is focused on one annoyingly attractive and entitled interloper: Ian Roth. Not only is he looking to take advantage of her quaint, coastal community, tainting the small-town charm of Helen, Alaska, but he has committed the one crime she can never forgive–he doesn’t like her dogs.

Unlike what Kelsey believes, Ian loves Helen’s charms as much as she does. That’s partly why he’s determined to open a brewery there, and he’s not about to let anything or anyone stop his dream from coming true. But he didn’t count on the beautiful, prickly woman getting under his skin. Or having to be within hand-biting proximity of her three huge huskies.

When Kelsey’s family conscripts her into helping Ian get his brewery off the ground, she finds herself caught between a rock and a hard . . . muscular . . . man who has a fear of dogs. But the longer they work together, the more she can feel herself begin to thaw. Now she’ll have to choose: let sleeping dogs lie to protect her heart, or mush head-on toward love.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  Mom has the first one in this series on her TBR and I know she isn't going to be able to resist the cover of this one.  In her defense, the first one isn't released until April.  Wonder if those puppies are as ornery as Apollo???



  1. I love the first one, I love anything set in NOLA. And of course the dogs are so cute on the cover of the second book! Lisa Loves Literature

  2. Both of these sound good, Barb. I love a New Orleans setting too. Paws and Prejudice has such a cute cover! I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them!

  3. Both of these look like a lot of fun! And what are two more books on my already too-long TBR list? ;D

  4. Oooh! I love the look of Mina and the Undead! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. YES!!!! I'M SO ON BOARD FOR MINA AND THE UNDEAD!! Thanks for putting this on on my radar!!

  6. Mina and the Undead looks good! And yep, I think vampires are making a comeback as well, haha. I can't resist New Orleans as a setting either!

  7. I'm supposed to be getting a copy of Mina and the Undead for review. I'm very excited!

  8. vampires...yes, and those huskies look like a lot of fun
    sherry @ fundinmental

  9. Aww such cute dogs on that cover! A woman walks one of that breed past my house every day and it is gorgeous!

  10. Ooh, I love the sound of Mina and the Undead. Must have.
    Lynn :D

  11. Whitby to New Orleans, now that I need to read about!

  12. Cass, the cover of your pick is adorable. 😍