Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Stranger Like You

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

A Stranger Like You
By Elizabeth Brundage
Publication Date: August 5

From Amazon:

Hedda Chase is a top-flight executive producer at Gladiator Films, fast-tracked in the business since she graduated from Yale. An aggressive businesswoman, she recently pulled the plug on a film project initiated by one of her predecessors. The screenwriter on the project was Hugh Waters, a wannabe with a dead-end marriage and a day job at an insurance company. This script was his ticket out--until Hedda tampered with his plans, claiming his violence was over the top, his premise not credible, and his ending implausible. Hugh decides to prove otherwise by staging his script's ending and casting Hedda Chase as the victim. He flies to Los Angeles and finds Hedda, kidnaps her, and locks her in the trunk of her vintage BMW in the parking lot at LAX. He leaves the keys in the ignition, the parking ticket on the dash, and lets "destiny" take its course.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!

82 comments:

Tina's Blog said...

I have really enjoyed Brundage's other books, and this one looks good, too.
Here's my pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Whoa, I guess I'd want to know what happens next!!
Here's my WoW pick.

Aleksandra said...

Great choise! I'll definitely will add it on my wishlist! Here's my WoW: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

Diane said...

I'm liking what I'm reading here; great pick Jill. Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-language-of-trees.html

Erika said...

Looks good! :)

Here's mine :)

Jan von Harz said...
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Christina/Book Addict said...

Great pick this week! Here is mine: http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-halo.html

Jan von Harz said...

Revenge is sweet they say, but I wonder if Hugh will agree in the end? Sounds exciting.

Here is mine:

http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-pegasus-by-robin.html

Manga Maniac said...

Everyone has cool picks this morning!

Mine are here:

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3954

Ladybug said...

Sounds like a creepy thriller!

I'm waiting for a book called Almost to die for.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Here's my WoW for this week!

booksploring said...

Sounds exciting! And like others before me, I want to know what happens next!

Here’s my pick!

Book Sake said...

Ooh this one sounds like a give me nightmares kinda book!

Our pick is at BookSake.

lilly said...

LOL! I rushed into leaving comments today and posted my current WoW on last week's post.

Anyway, here it is

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

I almost used this book as my pick!! :) Definitely looking forward to that one!

Here's mine.

INCiDeNT said...

Sounds good.

My waiting on pick this week.

brizmus said...

Ohhh, this sounds super interesting! I've never read anything else by her, but I just might have to check her out.

Mine's here.

Chachic said...

Haven't heard of this book, it looks interesting but I don't know if I'll pick it up.

Here's my WoW post.

Serpentine Librarian said...
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piscesmuse said...

My picks for this week: http://piscesmuse.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/waiting-on-wednesday-karen-witemeyer/

Ophelia99 said...

Here's mine: http://karissabooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-512.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds really good...suspenseful and gritty.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/waiting-on-wednesday-9/

Serpentine Librarian said...

Now I want to know what happens to Hedda next...

My WoW pick is Shadow Hills.

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Sounds a bit creepy (read: could happen in real life) for me!
Here's mine

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Fantastic Choice :) Here are mine: Geeky Bloggers Book Blog

Caroline said...

Oooh yours look great!
This is my first WoW:
http://portrait-of-a-woman.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html
Cheers!
Caroline

Tina said...

You have great picks...Ive never heard of this author....

My pick this week
http://www.tinasbookreviews.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Lale said...

That sounds... creepy, yet epic. Actually, it'd probably make an awesome movie!

Here's my pick this week: http://thelifeoflale.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Here's my pick:

http://www.jennsbookshelves.com/2010/05/12/waiting-on-wednesday-theyre-watching-by-gregg-hurwitz/

Stephanie said...

Interesting pick. I have read and enjoyed some of Brundage's other books.

Here's mine:
http://curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here is mine!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-elixir-by-hilary.html

Mel said...

Here is my WoW pick this week!

WoW

Mary (BookHounds) said...

Another new book I don't have on my wishlist! Thanks Jill

Here is mine:
http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-how-did-you-get.html

Sa Toya said...

Sounds a lil creepy.
Here's my WoW!

Sara said...

This sounds really interesting! Great pick :D

Here's mine:
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

E.J. Stevens said...

Ooh, that sounds suspenseful!

My WoW is here:
http://www.fromtheshadows.info/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

xx,
E.J.

Alayne said...

Oooh intriguing and suspenseful! Great pick! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Here's mine!

http://starmetaloak.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-cold-magic-by-kate.html

Cold Magic by Kate Elliot

E.J. Stevens said...

I had an error msg when I posted so sorry if this is a double post!

My WoW is here.

xx,
E.J.

Jenners said...

I read one of Brundage's other books (The Doctor's Wife or something like that) and it was better than I had thought when I picked it up. Much darker that I had anticipated.

This is my first time participating in this meme but I've enjoyed seeing it on other blogs ... even though it just adds to an already huge wish list pile.

My WoW Pick

Mandy said...

Hmm, I haven't heard of this novel. May have to look up more on it. ;)

Here is my "Waiting on Wednesday"

http://mandysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Gwendolyn B. said...

Your WoW is a real WOW!
Here's my pick.

Carin said...

Um, wow, talk about overreaction! Though I am intrigued about what happens next. Here's mine: http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-denial.html

Jess said...

Doesn't sound like my type of book but I hope you like it ... if you end up reading it.

Here's my pick: Glimmerglass

PolishOutlander said...

What a suspensful summary! Here is my pick

Missy said...

This sounds great!

Here's mine:

http://missyreadsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

bermudaonion said...

Looks like a winner!

Lizzy said...

This one sounds really good. I'm definitely going to have to pick it up.

Here's mine: http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-may-12.html

Joy said...

You always find the best books. Where do you find them? Here is my pick for the week..Books and Life

Mama Bookworm said...

Your choice sounds intense.

Here is mine
http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

My pick this week is The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I love her and can't wait to get my hands on this one.

kempsey said...

This is my first time participating, but I really like this "WoW" idea so I think I will be coming back each Wednesday with my own and so I can see what others are reading! Here is mine for this week :)

http://wp.me/pR4jg-7F

Kelly Peres said...

ooh very, very tempting!!
Not my normal read but tempting enough to add to TBR PILE!!

My WoW is HERE

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

Whoa! That sounds crazy good. Here's mine!

http://www.rebloco.com/2010/05/12/waiting-on-wednesday-10/

Chantele said...

I've never read any of Brudage's books. I'll have to check it out! Here's mine! http://alwayssomethingtoread.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Oh, wow, that one looks pretty thrilling! The cover, well...parking garages always kind of creep me out.

Here is my WoW for the week!

MissHavoc said...

my waiting for this week is
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


http://cryhavocandturnthepage.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-clockwork-angel.html

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Here's mine for the week - I am reaaally looking forward to this one!

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

thekams said...

Sounds intense!

Here's mine.

Cinnamon (A Journey of Books) said...

Whoa...that sounds intriguing to say the least. A little creepy perhaps as well.

Here's mine. Not so creepy I think. ;)

Wendy said...

Oh that one sounds good!!

Here's mine: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

Crystal said...

Good pick!

Here's mine http://crystalsbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-freefall-by-mindi.html

Rachel said...

My WoW pick: Sloane Crosleys "How Did You Get This Number"
http://raesamm.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-how-did-you-get.html

Jessica Lawlor said...

Here's what I'm waiting on today! http://jessicalawlor.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Ooh, I like the Hollywood angle! Great pick!!

Here is my WoW Pick!

luv46kdz said...

Ooooo, what a nasty man!! Sounds good ;)

Here's my WOW

Paula

Literary Wonders said...
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Literary Wonders said...

Cool book! Heres my WoW

Violet said...

Suspenseful premise! I'll have to keep an eye out for A Stranger Like You.

My WoW pick is at The Eager Readers.

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes

elizabeth said...

Sounds interesting! My pick for this week is here

vampireprincess said...

mine
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/

Lauren said...

Sounds interesting!

Mine's here: http://iwasateenagebookgeek.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-31-annexed-by.html

Sara said...

My WoW is here:
http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-27.html

Midnight Sapphire Books said...

I want to know wats next!!! Left me hanging

Here is mine:

http://midnightsapphiresbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wendnesday-51210.html

Priya Parmar said...

sounds wonderful!

llt806 said...

That's a GREAT choice!
Mine's here: http://readergirls.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

Anisa said...

That book sounds interesting. here's mine! http://heartsinmotionbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-is-weekly-event_12.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Michelle said...

That story sounds intense!

Here's my pick this week.

Melanie said...

I haven't read any of Brundage's books, but this sounds interesting. Will have to check them out.

Here's my first WoW pick:
http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/waiting-on-wednesday-faithful-place

Susan said...

This is my forst time participating in the WOW meme, and I can tell already that it is going to be a LOT of fun! Here's my WOW pick:

http://crazycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Hugs~
Susan
sweb4us@aol.com
http://crazycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com