New Releases I’m Excited About (and Giveaways!): Fall 2018 Contemporary Fiction

Posted August 20, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Most Anticipated Fall 2018, romance / 34 Comments

Hi friends! It’s NEW QUARTER NEW RELEASES time again – my favorite week of each quarter! As 2018 winds to a close, we are looking at the great books (and covers!) coming out in September-December. SO MANY GOOD BOOKS. My TBR pile is whimpering from its storage unit on a separate planet. But i LOVE it. #bookwormproblems

Here is the schedule of posts so you can zero in on your fave genre!

TODAY: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Tuesday: Speculative/YA
Wednesday: Historical Fiction
Thursday: Amish Fiction
Friday: Mystery/Suspense
Saturday: Non-Fiction

If you want to know more about each book, clicking on the covers will take you to that book’s Goodreads page.




Covers to Come:
That’s When I Knew by Laurie Tomlinson
lies we tell ourselves by Amy Matayo



Covers to Come:
Rumor has it that both Toni Shiloh and Janet Ferguson have novella collections releasing in October!


Covers to Come:
Focus on Love series novella from Candee Fick
A Merry Navidad collection from Jaycee Weaver, et. al

Covers to Come:
Emerald City Romance #2 by Mikal Dawn

I’m excited about all of these, but what am I most excited about from this collection?

  • allllll the Christmas reads because… CHRISTMAS!!! ♥
  • allllll the cowboy reads because… COWBOYS!!! ♥
  • specifically the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series from the Harlequin Heartwarming authors (The Rancher’s Rescue, The Rancher’s Redemption, The Rancher’s Fake Fiancee, The Rancher’s Homecoming)
  • and then alllll the other reads on this list because there are too many books that look SO GOOD & i can’t limit myself to just a couple and I’ll never get them all read but I’m ignoring that small detail!! 😉

My Fave Covers?




JustRead Tours has had the privilege of revealing two of these beautiful covers this week – When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham & At First Glance by Susan Tuttle! Check out the tour giveaways below!

What about you? Which upcoming Contemporary Fiction titles are you most excited about? Which covers are your faves?

Stay tuned for Speculative & Young Adult Fiction tomorrow!


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34 responses to “New Releases I’m Excited About (and Giveaways!): Fall 2018 Contemporary Fiction

  1. Oh, no! These posts should come with warnings! 😉 Trying not to add more of these to my TBR (but that Sarah Monzon novella cover is soooo cute…)

  2. Yes!!!!!!! I’ve had my notebook opened ALL day just hoping and praying this was coming!!!?? You are the best Carrie! Thank you thank you!!I totally agree with you on the favorite covers! I have some of these from Netgalley already so I need to go hunt down the rest! Thank you again Carrie!??

  3. Pepper D Basham

    AHHHH!!!!! What a wonderful list of upcoming books.
    I LOVE Denise Hunter’s newest covers, but I’m partial to the Blue Ridge Mountains, you know 😉

    Thanks so much, Carrie

  4. Connie Saunders

    What am I going to do? I want to read so many of these and this is just one category of your list! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Winnie Thomas

    I had a feeling I shouldn’t have opened that email! Now my TBR list has exploded exponentially! (And, yes, Carrie, that includes math problems–algebra or geometry or maybe even calculus!!! Maybe even simple addition and multiplication trying to add up how many of these I can fit into 24 hours/day!)

    I had a few of these on my radar already, but *whimper* I need to add a whole bunch more–and it’s only Monday!

    Seriously, though–thanks, Carrie, for all you do for us to keep our stacks of books careening madly out of control!! Hugs, my BFFF!!

  6. Patsy Curry

    I love these lists you put together! It is so much fun seeing the books that are soon coming out. I am most looking forward to the books from Pepper Basham, Liz Johnson, Kara Isaac and Susan May Warren. There are many others on your list I hope to read as well.

  7. Thank you so much for all the info regarding upcoming giveaways and all the great new books! Would love to win a print copy of any, especially of CF Romantic Suspense! Lual Krautter My email is: krautter12ATbresnanDOTnet

  8. Anytime there’s a new book coming from Kara, it’s a good thing! Of course, a new novel by Amy is of high anticipation too!! 🙂

  9. Gloria

    I am looking forward to too many of these books and have already gotten some from NetGalley. I am looking forward to books by Denise Hunter, Susie May, Melody Carlson, Allie Pleiter, Liz Johnson, Terri Blackstock and others here look great. Thanks, Carrie…I think.

  10. Tracey Hagwood

    I have ten of your picks on my list and of those I’ve read five as review copies so I’m feeling on target for this quarter. Of the five I haven’t read yet I’m most looking forward to:
    All Made up by Kara
    When You Look at Me by Pepper
    Wait for Me by Susan

    Favorite Covers are:
    On Magnolia Lane by Denise
    Miles From Where We Started by Cynthia
    Christmas By the Sea by Melody
    Literarily For Keeps by Sarah
    Christmas With the Cowboy by Tina

    I love the week of new releases, I’m looking forward to the other lists!
    Thanks for your sleuthing and gathering Carrie!

  11. Cynthia St. Germain

    Ok, you want me to choose, there are just to many of them that I want to read. I had to get a list together and marked my TBR on Goodreads.

  12. Heartfelt thanks, Carrie, for including Christmas Love Year Round in your Fall 2018 Contemporary Fiction list. More importantly, thank you for bringing Christian fiction into the spotlight for readers.

  13. Andrea Stephens

    I’m most looking forward to Pepper Basham, Kara Isaac, Mikal Dawn, and Ruth Logan Herne’s books.
    I’m trying really hard to not want them all. Really, I am.

  14. I’m (most) looking forward to When You Look at Me and All Made Up.
    I also LOVE the cover on On Magnolia Lane.
    And then there’s something about Literarily For Keeps that just makes me want to read it…
    And I know from past experience that I have to read Cynthia Ruchti’s book….
    Thanks for posting these…I like seeing what’s coming…and yet…it just adds to that unending TBR… 😉

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