Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Pub. Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

One thing you guys need to know about me is that I have a thing for soldiers. Therefore, Gwen Cole had my attention in the second line of her synopsis. 


What made me want to read this book, even more, is the time-traveling aspect and the romance! It sounds like The Time Traveler's Wife mixed with Band of Brothers, which basically means I need this book. 

What do you guys think? Is this on your TBR? Is this is the first time you're hearing about it? Let me know ^_^

Gwen Cole writes Young Adult books and her debut novel, COLD SUMMER, will be released in the spring of 2017 with Sky Pony Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing.

She grew up in upstate New York, moved to Virginia where she did not graduate college, and worked a various number of jobs including pharmacy technician, meat clerk, ranch hand, and a receiving specialist at Target. She may or may not have written a number of books while working at certain jobs.

At the age of eighteen, Gwen played bass in a hardcore band and later married the lead guitarist. She can also play piano, guitar, and wishes she could play the cello. Her favorite place to vacation is Wyoming, where she gets to wear a cowboy hat and pretend she actually is one.

Gwen now lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and very large dog, where she longs to live in the country again.
Connect with Gwen: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Wattpad

45 comments:

  1. Oohh this looks so good! That cover! That synopsis! Me wants ❤
    As a side note, whoa, there will be lots of great releases on May 2nd :o

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    1. I know, right?! I'm so excited.

      And seriously haha. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Ooh, this sounds interesting! This doesn't check any of the boxes of books I tend to gravitate towards, but I am really intrigued and would love to read something different from what I normally do. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, and I hope you enjoy it when it comes out! :)
    (and just to add, I am still completely awed by how gorgeous your blog is every time I visit it.)

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    1. I hope you give it a chance, sometimes it's nice to read something that isn't something we usually would grab.

      (Thank you, I have the same experience each time I open it too)!

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  3. This looks really good, thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy it! And I love that cover......
    Thanks for visiting my WoW :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited to read it ^_^

      And no problem <3

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  4. Oh, I hadn't heard about this one yet, but it sounds so good! And that cover is gorgeous. Definitely adding to my TBR :)

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    1. I'm glad I brought it to your attention! I hope you enjoy it ^_^ Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  5. When I first peeked at the cover, I thought it was a Claudia Gray book. This is the first time I've heard of this one. Adding it to Goodreads now. :)

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    1. So did I! But those covers are also gorgeous. I hope you enjoy it, thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Ahh awesome pick! I picked this one for my WoW a couple weeks ago. I'm with you, I have a thing for soldiers too! :D Here's hoping we both love it next year!

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    1. Really that's awesome! How could anyone resist a soldier haha. And yes, I hope we do!

      Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  7. I have this on my TBR list, too. I just love time travel books. Great pick, Brittany. :)
    My WoW

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    1. So do I! Probably because I wish I could visit different time periods. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. You are always sharing new books that I have never heard of. This one not only has a gorgeous cover, but sounds truly epic! I have to agree that books about soldiers just draw me in as well. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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    1. That makes me happy, I always love introducing books to people. Hopefully, we both love this book.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. This is the first time I've heard of this one! I'm very intrigued, and that cover is beautiful! I'm off to add it to my Goodreads TBR. Thanks for visiting my WOW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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    1. I've been getting that on this post and I'm glad that I was able to introduce this book too. Hopefully, it's fantastic ^_^

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I love the cover! And the blurb sounds amazing <3 Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. OKAY OMG I NEED THIS LIKE I NEED AIR. I actually am really excited for the boy POV because I don't read as many of them as I read via girls' POVs (which isn't bad of course­čśé I just like to read both haha). And the cover is GORGEOUS. And I love the sound of the time travelling aspect because I've read a grand total of 3 timetravel books haha. I need more. ;D

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    1. ME TOO, I'M SO EXCITED. I also love reading from guy's POV, especially because it's rare. Though I am more picky with male voices than females.

      Omg you definitely need to read more time travel books!

      Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  12. Wow! A time traveling romance story! Sounds interesting!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. How anyone can a resist a time-traveling romance is beyond me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. This sounds very interesting. I had not seen this title before. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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  14. It sounds interesting and the cover looks really good! I'll have to add this to my TBR pile :D

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

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    1. Yes, you should! I hope we both love it. Thanks for stopping by mine and you're welcome!

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  15. This cover reminds me of Claudia Gray's most recent trilogy. It's almost like a watercolor. :D I'd not heard of this one before, but I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yes, it reminds me of it too. In fact, when I first saw the cover I thought it was a continuation of that series. I wonder if they have the same cover designer.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I love that cover so much! I haven't heard of this one yet, but I'm sure it will be wonderful!
    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier :) Have a good week
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

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    1. Yes, it's beautiful! I think it will be amazing ^_^

      No problem and you too!

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  17. YEP this one sounds amazing. Time travel, WWII setting,...sounds heartbreaking and OH so romantical. ♥ Perfect Golden Girls gif, btw! :D

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    1. EXACTLY. How could I say no?

      I love the Golden Girls, and this is one of my favorite gifs.

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  18. I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds fabulous. I love that cover too!

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    1. Yes, it does, doesn't it? I hope you add it to your TBR ^_^

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  19. Well, this sounds extremely interesting. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. I hope you add it to your TBR.

      Thanks for stopping by my WoW and no problem!

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  20. Oh gosh, this is awesome! AWESOME. What a great pick! Time travel. PTSD? This is such an original plot!

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    1. I love your enthusiasm! I hope you love this book ^_^

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  21. This sounds very unique - I love time travel stories so will have to check this one out. My TBR pile is getting so big! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love time travel stories! And girl don't even get me started on my TBR pile haha

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing! I hadn't heard about this book but now I'm so excited for it. And of course it comes out in May. Most books I really want seem to be coming out in May. My wallet is gonna hurt so much in that month. lol :D

    My WOW!

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    1. There are a lot of great books coming out in May! It's usually how it goes. All the great ones come out in clumps haha. I hope you love it!

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  23. That cover is SO PRETTY :D I looove it. <3 I hope you will end up loving this book so much sweetie :D Gorgeous pick Brittany. <3

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