2010 LDS Fiction by Title

Fiction titles by LDS authors published in 2010.

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Not Eligible for Whitney Awards:

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2010 LDS Fiction by Author

Fiction titles by LDS authors published in 2010.

Click HERE to see this list sorted by title.

The Quicksilver Project: Forbidden Portals by J.A. Lightender

Title: The Quicksilver Project: Forbidden Portals

Author: J.A. Lightender

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: December 29, 2010

ISBN: 978-1456480134

Size: 118 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Childrens

Not eligible for a Whitney Award.

Renny is your average teenager. He’s tall, lanky, and an easy target for the neighborhood bully. But things quickly change when his parents buy him a not-so-average dog. Entering “Ernie’s Pet Shack” was an experience Renny would not soon forget, nor could he guess the adventure that awaited him once he took his dog, Lou home. The two were about to embark on a quest that would change the world as Renny knew it.

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Title: The Lost Saint

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Release Date: December 28, 2010

ISBN: 978-1606840580

Size: 416 pages, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Series: The Dark Divine

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Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot – a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities – not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Forsaken (Fall of Angels #2) by Keary Taylor

It’s been four months since Alex gave everything to save Jessica. Life should be perfect; she has Alex, she’s been freed of the nightmares, and most of all- she’s alive. But some things have changed, some things haven’t. That’s the problem. Alex still hasn’t asked “the question”. Jessica can’t see the reason why and it’s tearing her apart. He’s keeping something from her.

Alex isn’t the only one who has changed though. Something is different about Jessica but she doesn’t understand what’s happened. She just knows something’s wrong, that she feels different than she used to, on a skin deep level. And it may keep her and Alex apart. Forever.

But while Alex and Jessica struggle to stay together, Cole is not about to be forgotten. There are a few things he didn’t tell Jessica, about his past and her future. There are reasons why he came after her, reasons that are tied to his history that is darker than she could have ever realized.

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Title: Forsaken (Fall of Angels #2)

Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: CreateSpace/Self

Release Date: December 23, 2010

ISBN: 978-1456470289

Size: 330 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Paranormal

Fall of Angels Series: Branded (bk 1)

The Fallen Guardian (#2) by Steven R. Burke

Title: The Fallen Guardian (The Guardian Chronicles, Book 2)

Author: Steven R. Burke

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Release Date: December 21, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-61739-206-1

Size: 228 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

As Kana flew toward the southern edge of the Black Forest, she could see a massive group of orcs below her… She knew that this day would mark the end of the elves’ reign in the land.

On the eve of battle, Kishi gathers her troops and prepares for the greatest fight of her life, knowing that this could mean the end of all she holds dear. The Orcs are moving and the evil that has already broken apart her home and family is reaching ever further across the land she hold dear. With the help of those still loyal to her and her cause, Kishi must ride out and meet the force that threatens her very livelihood.

In the thrilling second installment of The Guardian Chronicles swords finally cross and irrevocable allegiances met. Join author Steven R. Burke once again for the epic tale of The Fallen Guardian.

The Broken Council (#1) by Steven R. Burke

Title: The Broken Council (The Guardian Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Steven R. Burke

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Release Date: December 21, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-61663-747-7

Size: 222 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

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Kishi felt her body temperature rising even though the spring morning was quite cool. Her temper was always just under the surface these days, and she was growing weary of being told what to do and how to think. Today that would all change, and nothing would ever be the same. She would do what she wanted regardless of what her sister chose to do. Her father, the king, would not have the satisfaction of using her as leverage against Kira.

The lands of Tuwa are once again embroiled in conflict. Ancient councils are convened as old partnerships break apart, and new, tenuous alliances are forged. The threat of war is spreading throughout the land, and no one is sure what will become of the once peaceful land. The Guardians have been compelled to intervene as one of their own breaks sacred laws in search of forbidden powers. Lives will be lost, deception will abound, and life as the people know it will cease to exist. As events escalate, families will be forced to face off as circumstances spiral out of control. Former enemies will unite against common foes while the dark forces combine to fight for their right to rule. Heroes will be forged in the heat of battle on both sides. Prepare for battle…war will find you in the midst of The Broken Council.

The Slab by Michael R. Collings

Title: The Slab

Author: Michael R. Collings

Publisher: Borgo Press (Wildside)

Release Date: December 18, 2010

ISBN: 978-1434412072

Size: 312 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Horror

On the surface, 1066 Oleander Place seems a typical twenty-something-year-old tract house in the peaceful Southern California town of Tamarind Valley. What no one—not even the closest neighbors—grasps is that this house is deadly: dark, dangerous, and evil to the core. It consumes those who enter it, one by one—spiritually, psychologically, physically! Even to visit the place challenges fate…and promises horror for everyone there.

Josette by Danielle Thorne

Title: Josette

Author: Danielle Thorne

Publisher: Whimsical Publications

Release Date: December 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1936167319

Size: 184 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

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Josette Price sees her future in Beddingfield Park. While her brother, George, needlessly pursues a naval career, Josette promises to watch over their beloved parents and the Beddingfield Park estate. Nothing would make Josette happier than to see her sister and her self settled within the palings of Beddingfield. But dark, brooding Captain Carter rides into their lives with news that ruins everything: George has been lost at sea.

Learning the park is entailed to their cousin, Edward, Josette must decide between marrying her fickle relation or helping her besotted sister trap him in her stead. Before a decision can be made, will Captain Carter and his delightfully spinsterish relatives stop the Price girls from making a choice that would be the greatest tragedy of all?

California Gold: Franklin by Dorothy J. Varney

Title: California Gold: Franklin (Book 3)

Author: Dorothy J. Varney

Publisher: Jorlan Publishing

Release Date: December 11, 2010

ISBN: 978-1933830100

Size: 210 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Historical

Series: California Gold: Benjamin (bk 1), California Gold: Ben (bk 2)

A description for this book could not be found on Amazon, nor on the publisher’s website, nor from extensive Googling on my part.

Meg’s Melody by Kaylee Baldwin

Title: Meg’s Melody

Author: Kaylee Baldwin

Publisher: Bonneville/Cedar Fort, Inc.

Release Date: December 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554778

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

She paced the small confines of her bathroom as she waited the obligatory two minutes for the result. Yet, part of her sensed the truth. Not only did Austin take her self-esteem and plans for happiness, but he also took her get-out-of-this-marriage-free card.

The plus sign glared at Meg from the white plastic frame of the pregnancy test. The test fell from her hands and clattered into the bathtub as Meg’s back slid against the wall until she reached the floor.

“I’m pregnant,” she said into the quiet.

Meg never imagined she’d end up like this. With nowhere else to turn, she’s forced to rely on the family she pushed away, the church she abandoned, and an unexpected friendship to help her find her forgotten melody. Meanwhile Matt is still mourning the loss of his wife. But determined to keep things together for his daughter’s sake, he decides starting over in a new place might be just what his family needs.

This touching story combines romance with redemption and real conflict to remind you it’s never too late to find joy. Kaylee Baldwin’s capable hand renders a sincere, heartfelt story of rediscovery and hope. Perfect for romantics of all ages, this book will captivate your heart and rekindle your belief in the magic of music.

Aftermath by Michelle Erickson

Title: Aftermath (Chest of Souls, Book 3)

Author: M. Erickson

Publisher: lulu.com

Release Date: December, 2010

ISBN: 978-0557792726

Size: 348 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Speculative

Series: Chest of Souls (Book 1), Lend Me Your Mind (Book 2)

Brenna yearns for Talon’s love, but knows he sees her as a child. She’s determined to change that before her parents keep their word to take her away where Talon will never find her. No one seems to understand that Talon is the core of Brenna’s existence, not even Talon – yet. Brenna is unaware the evil that has been searching for her has found her and if it can’t take her, it will take those she loves. Talon has read the Book of Benamii and is beginning to understand that if Brenna dies, all hope perishes with her. He will not allow anyone or anything to hurt her. Not even Tasut. He is determined to stand between her and what is coming. He has a feeling of foreboding and his father is looking at him with an air of expectancy. Whatever it is his father wants from him, Talon wants to avoid at all costs.

Kay’sville by Sheralyn Pratt

Title: Kay’sville (Rhea Jensen Series, Book 4)

Author: Sheralyn Pratt

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville

Release Date: December 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554259

Size: 224 pages, 5.5×8.5, paperback

Genre: Suspense

Series: City of Angels (bk 1), Welcome to Stalk Lake City (bk 2), City Limits (bk 3)

Read Chapter 1 here.

Utah. On Kathryn McCoy’s list of top ten places she never wants to live, it’s right up there at the top. When she accepts a job transfer to the Beehive state, Kathryn knows it’s a step down career-wise, but it also reunites her with her best friend, Rhea Jensen – the private investigator she’s learned to rely on for all her best scoops. And when a mother is shot in her own home, Kathryn turns to Rhea and the self-righteous Officer Dahl to get her exclusive on finding the evidence that will put the killer behind bars. But what Kathryn doesn’t expect is for Dahl to awaken the ghosts of her past that will set her on the path to healing.

The Rogue Shop by Michael Knudsen

Title: The Rogue Shop

Author: Michael Knudsen

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: December 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554686

Size: 288 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Read excerpts here.

“Swear you will never become a Mormon.”

It was more likely I’d become a vegan. “Don’t be ridiculous, Aunt Jean. I’m not going to become a Mormon.”

“Swear it on the Bible.”

Trying to escape from his Texas Baptist upbrining and a troubled past, Chris Kerry came to Salt Lake City to get an education—and nothing else. But keeping his promise to stay away from the Mormons proves difficult, especialy with two cute college girls living across the hall. And when Chris finds a job at a tuxedo shop, his promise unravels as he discovers new friendships, hidden secrets, and a lost heritage he never imagined he had.

The Rogue Shop illuminates how we recognize truth even in the most trying circumstances. Michael Knudsen’s hilarious debut will remind you about the value of faith, family, and friends as Chris learns from his past to move forward into a better future.

The Peasant Queen by Cheri Chesley

Title: The Peasant Queen

Author: Cheri Chesley

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: December 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554167

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

“Sire, I don’t understand your plans for me,” Krystal pleaded. “Please send me home. After all, I’m only a mere peasant girl.”

King Gregory stepped closer and lifted a strand of her hair in his hand. “I don’t want you to ask me that again. And as for being a mere peasant girl, you are that no longer,”

“What do you mean?”

“I have the authority to name a princess of Avolonya, and I have. You are now that princess.”

After running away from home, Krystal is transported to a faraway kingdom where an evil tyrant is bent on taking the crown—and Krystal’s hand in marriage. But when she falls in love with the rightful heir to the throne, she must make an impossible choice: sacrifice her one chance at happiness and agree to marry King Gregory, or face the destructin of an entire kingdom.

A Thunder Canyon Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne

Title: A Thunder Canyon Christmas

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: Silhouette

Release Date: December 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-0373655656

Size: 224 pages, 4×6, softcover

Genre: Romance

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Elise Clifton is back in Thunder Canyon for a family reunion — with her newly discovered parents. Now rumors are flying about the woman behind the town’s hottest story and Matt Cates – the tall, dark, gorgeous cowboy who’s making Elise long to turn the past into a future … with him.

Ever since he came home to Montana, Matt’s been trying to live down his wild playboy reputation. And the moment he sees the petite blonde again, he doesn’t have eyes for anyone else. Will Matt’s love for Elise bcome the town’s next big headline? Stay tuned, faithful readers, to see if Thunder Canyon’s most honorable cowboy can persuade Elise to tie the knot with him and turn this Christmas into a true season for giving.

Crystal Coffin by R.L. Tyler

Title: Crystal Coffin (Vince & Cat, book 2)

Author: R.L. Tyler (aka Rebecca Shelley)

Publisher: Wonder Realms

Release Date: December 3, 2010


Size: ebook

Genre: Suspense

Series: Heroin Guns (book 1)

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When the Japanese mafia abducts North Korea’s embalmed “Eternal Leader” as ransom for the return of a kidnapped girl, North Korea refuses to trade and threatens to attack Japan. Secret agents Vince and Cat rush to North Korea to rescue the girl, but a betrayal leads them into a trap. The world teeters on the edge of war, and the fate of one girl and a dead Communist leader will tip the scale.

Available for purchase from:

Print: | Amazon | B&N | Deseret Book | IndieBound | Seagull Book | Publisher | Author | Other

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Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer

Title: Second Kiss

Author: Natalie Palmer

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Release Date: November 30, 2010

ISBN: 978-1616637675

Size: 240 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Romance

Read excerpt here.

‘Even my most humiliating moments seemed funny somehow when I told them to Jess.’

Gemma Mitchell is a normal girl who somehow gets herself into abnormally embarrassing circumstances. And while she thinks she’s the biggest loser in school because of them, there are a few people in her life who would disagree. One of those people is her best friend, Jess Tyler, who is opposite to her in every way. He’s popular, good looking, athletic, and intelligent, and he can’t get enough of Gemma. But while Gemma is dealing with problems like wrong locker combinations and Valentine’s Day dances, Jess is living in a world of serious issues that are foreign to Gemma, until she realizes that he’s holding on to her for dear life.

Humorous and true to life, Second Kiss is an entertaining saga about a boy and girl who find that their lives have a lot more meaning once they have shared them with each other.

The Wishing Hour by J. Adams

Title: The Wishing Hour

Author: J. Adams

Publisher: Jewel of the West

Release Date: November 30, 2010

ISBN: 978-0615425207

Size: 244 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Romance?

Celine Anderson lives an average solitary life, sticking to routine, never taking chances, and never experiencing true love. All of this changes when a handsome immortal enters her life. She has never laid eyes on the man before, but she somehow knows him and instantly trusts him completely. Placing her life in his hands, Celine is taken on an unexpected journey and learns of an ancient prophecy she is to take part in. And her immortal guardian is intent on protecting her against those who would see her fail. He has been chosen for this calling and it is his sacred duty to keep her safe–to see the prophecy fulfilled at all cost. If they fail, it will change the world as they know it.

Alcatraz versus The Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Alcatraz versus The Shattered Lens (Book #4)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Release Date: December 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-0439925570

Size: 304 pages, 6×8″, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Series: Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians (bk 1), Alcatraz vs The Scrivener’s Bones (bk 2), Alcatraz vs The Knights of Crystallia (bk 3)

The fourth and final book in the fabulously funny Alcatraz Smedry series!

Alcatraz Smedry is on a mission to save the day! In his final adventure in the series by bestselling adult fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz has a lot to prove and, as always, little time in which to do it!

Klaus by Michelle Erickson

Title: Klaus

Author: M. Erickson

Publisher: lulu.com

Release Date: November 30, 2010

ISBN: 978-0557756247

Size: 328 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Speculative

Eralee is a misfit among immortals. She is supposed to marry a philandering river Prince. She doesn’t want him. She wants to save the human called Klaus. Klaus lives alone at the edge of the Everaude Forest, a dangerous forbidden place. He’s convinced he will never know love until he meets Eralee. Unfortunately, she’s immortal and he isn’t sure how such a love could work. There is another immortal who wants him. She is Kamichen, the Winter Witch, known in legend for eating men’s hearts. She has plans for Klaus and they don’t include Eralee.

Matched by Ally Condie

Title: Matched

Author: Ally Condie

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Release Date: November 30, 2010

ISBN: 978-0525423645

Size: 384 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: YA Dystopian

Matched website.

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In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.

Wild Irish Rose by Deborah L. Weikel

Title: Wild Irish Rose

Author: Deborah L. Weikel

Publisher: Walnut Springs

Release Date: June 3, 2010 (per Amazon); November?

ISBN: 978-1935217664

Size: 292 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Rosaleen O’Shay must marry a perfect stranger to help her family. Can she do it?

Rosaleen glanced down the street, took her mother’s arm, and started to cross. Then she heard her mother scream just as a horse reared in front of them. Stumbling back, she tripped over her mother’s foot and landed in the dirt.

”Ye filthy brute!” Rosaleen shouted. ”What are ye doin’, tryin’ to kill me?”

”What in tarnation were you doing walking down the middle of the street? Don’t you have any sense in that pretty little head of yours?” Rosaleen looked up at the dirty soldier grinning down at her from his horse. She rose to her feet with as much dignity as possible. . . .

”How dare ye insinuate I’m in the wrong! Yer nothin’ but a trail-dusty blackguard with the manners of a pig. . . . If ye cannot brin’ yerself to help a lady in distress, at least ye could apologize for yer blunder.”

”I don’t see a lady in distress,” the soldier replied, casting Rosaleen a lopsided grin. He tipped his hat and winked at her, then urged his horse on down the street. . . .

Clearly, this soldier was accustomed to flirting with anyone who wore a skirt. Yet Rosaleen had to admit he had the most gorgeous blue eyes she’d ever seen. Even the sound of his voice caused her pulse to race.

It is May 1865. When Rosaleen O’Shay and her mother lose their factory jobs, and then her father and brother are injured in a coal-mine cave-in, the family is in serious trouble. Rosaleen worries they will never save enough money to fulfill their dream to leave Pittsburgh and buy a farm in California. Hoping to give her a better life, Rosaleen’s father secretly arranges to marry her off to Blaise Cameron, a young man on his way to his parents’ ranch near Stockton, California. In a twist of fate, Blaise turns out to be the soldier from the street — the one Rosaleen considers a blackard.

To make matters worse, Blaise has a plan‹and dubious motives for taking a wife — so Rosaleen will have to drive a hard bargain of her own. Will Blaise tame the fiery redhead and make her truly his? Or will he annul the marriage as promised when he has achieved his objectives? And will Rosaleen realize that unusual beginnings can lead to happily ever after?

The Prodigal Son by Alison Palmer

Title: The Prodigal Son

Author: Alison Palmer

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: November 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1456358815

Size: 230 pages, 5×8″, softcover

Genre: General

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When Sarah opens the door, the last thing she expects to find is a lost piece of her life. Fifteen years ago her hopes and dreams were shattered and she thought nothing could be worse. Now, her missing child has been found and her life is about to change again. How can she learn to love a son her heart has longed for when he seems to be completely unlovable? The Prodigal Son introduces a modern version of the Biblical parable.

This engaging story represents an emotional exploration into the strength of love, the power of forgiveness, and the universal nature of the atonement. It’s is a story about the quest to love, forgive, break down walls, and build again, in order to save a child who doesn’t want to be saved. Its message will touch the hearts of anyone who has faced the heartbreak of a struggling and rebellious teenager.