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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Cipher & Cinderella Screwed Me Over by Cindi Madsen

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m featuring two upcoming releases by author Cindi Madsen. I love her writing because she can seamlessly slip from YA to adult sweet & sexy romances. Something for everyone!

The first book is Cindi’s new YA contemporary – with magical elements series Cipher. I love the colors and dreamy/ethereal quality of this cover.

Cipher official cover

Cipher (Cipher #1)
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Publication date: July 2013

Summer Davis sees deaths before they happen. She attempts to live a normal life by focusing on the dance team and her quarterback boyfriend. But then the way-too-cheery Angel of Death shows up and tells her she’s a Cipher—a person chosen to help people who are going to die resolve problems with their loved ones. Ashlyn Moore, one of Summer’s classmates, is going to die, and she needs Summer’s help before that happens.

It’s nearly impossible to get through to Ashlyn, who surrounds herself with chess nerds and geeks and makes it clear she doesn’t want to be friends. Desperate to complete her Cipher task before it’s too late, Summer turns to Troy, the guy who’s always been there for her and one of the few people she can trust. With his help, she makes progress. In fact, the closer she gets to Ashlyn and her friends, the more she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs.

As the clock starts running down on Ashlyn’s life, Summer decides to change her objective. She’s going to save her new friend before it’s too late—even if it means messing with fate.


This next book has the most adorable cover and title!


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Publication date: October 22nd, 2013
Entangled Publishing
Adult Contemporary Romance

Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she's culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.

Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?

Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.


0About Cindi: 
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, and Demons of the Sun and adult romances Falling for Her FiancĂ©, Act Like You Love Me, and Cinderella Screwed Me Over.
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  1. Cinderella Screwed Me Over sounds hilarious -- I snorted at the cover! The other one sounds good, too!

  2. Awesome picks. This author is getting a lot of promo huh :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The cover reveal for Cipher was Monday so I'm sure it was everywhere :-)

  3. Cipher sounds cool, I hadn't heard of it or Cinderella Screwed Me Over (which is a great title) before.

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  4. Great picks! I love Cindi's writing, too, and cannot wait up get started on these books.

  5. I've read one Cindi Madsen book and really enjoyed it:) These look great!

  6. I love the first cover. Nice picks.

  7. Oh so need that first book and the second... love that title! LOL Great choices!

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