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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Flappers Series by Jillian Larkin

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  
Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we're waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night ;)

I found a new book series, by Jillian Larkin, that I think that I would love to get lost in! I am in no way a history buff, but I have always been so intrigued and interested in all kinds of things from the 1920s... the music, the fashion, the lifestyles, the secrets... 

Flappers Book 1: Vixen 
(Release Date: 12/14/2010)

"Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they? 

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . 
Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry."  

Flappers Book 2: Ingenue
(Release Date: 8/9/2011)

 "Power . . . love . . . scandal . . . There’s never enough to go around. 
In the city that never sleeps, Lorraine Dyer is wide awake. Ever since she exposed Clara Knowles for the tramp she was—and lost her closest confidante in the process—Lorraine has spent every second scheming to make her selfish, lovesick ex–best friend pay for what she did. No one crosses Lorraine. Not even Gloria. 

True love conquers everything—or so Gloria Carmody crazily believed. She and Jerome Johnson can barely scrape together cash for their rent, let alone have a moment to whisper sweet nothings in the dark. And if they thought escaping Chicago meant they’d get away with murder . . . they were dead wrong. 

Clara was sure that once handsome, charming Marcus Eastman discovered her shameful secret, he’d drop her like a bad habit. Instead, he swept her off her feet and whisked her away to New York. Being with Marcus is a breath of fresh air—and a chance for Clara to leave her wild flapper ways firmly in the past. Except the dazzling parties and bright lights won’t stop whispering her name." 

Flappers Book 3: Diva 
(Release Date: 7/10/2012)

"Parties, bad boys, speakeasies—life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles. If Marcus Eastman truly loved her, how could he have fallen for another girl so quickly? Their romance mustn't have been as magical as Clara thought. And if she has to be unhappy, she's going to drag everyone else down to the depths of despair right along with her.
Being a Barnard girl is the stuff of Lorraine Dyer's dreams. Finding out that Marcus is marrying a gold digger who may or may not be named Anastasia? A nightmare. The old Lorraine would have sat by and let the chips fall where they may, but she's grown up a lot these past few months. She can't bear to see Marcus lose a chance for true love. But will anyone listen to her?
Now that the charges against her have been dropped, Gloria Carmody is spending the last dizzying days of summer on Long Island, yachting on the sound and palling around with socialites at Forrest Hamilton's swanky villa. Beneath her smile, though, Gloria's keeping a secret. One that could have deadly consequences."

What do you think??? Sounds good, right??? 

What's on your W.O.W. this week??? 


  1. Wow... These books sound VERY intense! I haven't read any of them, but I think I will!

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    Patricia // My WOW

  2. I need to read this series. Thanks for reminding me.

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  3. Oh, I loved book one! I have book 2, but haven't read it yet---need to do that soon! I hope you enjoy these when you read them!

  4. This is a new author for me. The books sound really good. I have to add them to my ever growing TBR list!


  5. I have the first one on my Kindle (kind of forgot) glad to see this on your list today. I think this series will be amazing!

  6. Ooo I hadn't seen the new one. Love it. Gorgeous covers. Super cool pick.

  7. New follower. Love your site!! :)
    These are new books and author to me, love the covers!!
    Here is mine: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

  8. Yep sounds awesome! The word Flappers always gets me interested in a book!

    My WOW: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

  9. I think the covers are very cool :D


  10. I've been meaning to read this series for a while, but for some reason, got sidetracked and diverted. Thanks so much for posting these (and indirectly reminding me)! Great picks :).

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  12. This series sound great! The 1920s is one of my favorite time periods to read about!
    My WOW

  13. OK, I need to stop reading your blog because my TBR list is getting way too long! ;)


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