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March 29, 2015

Radiance – Grace Draven


RadianceSeries:
 The Wraith Kings #1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Published: January 11th, 2015
Links: Goodreads  Amazon    

THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE

Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.

THE NOBLEWOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, has always known her only worth to the royal family lay in a strategic marriage. Resigned to her fate, she is horrified to learn that her intended groom isn’t just a foreign aristocrat but the younger prince of a people neither familiar nor human. Bound to her new husband, Ildiko will leave behind all she’s known to embrace a man shrouded in darkness but with a soul forged by light. Two people brought together by the trappings of duty and politics will discover they are destined for each other, even as the powers of a hostile kingdom scheme to tear them apart.

Half way through Radiance and I’m pretty much blown away by the two main characters, Ildiko and Brishen. They are fantastic :) I’m glued to the story…

Waiting on Wednesday: Magic Shifts

March 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I’m an Ilona Andrews fangirl so I’m super excited for Magic Shifts, the new Kate Daniels book. The ending of the previous book really surprised me, I can’t wait to see where the story heads now.

Magic Shifts – Ilona Andrews


Magic ShiftsSeries:
 Kate Daniels #8
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: August 4th, 2015
Links: Goodreads  Amazon 

In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Veil

March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Chloe Neill is a hit or miss author for me but I like the premise of her new series due in August. Here’s hoping it’s a hit :)

 The Veil – Chloe Neill

SeThe Veilries: Devil’s Isle #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: August 4th, 2015
Links: Goodreads  Amazon 

Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused.

Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.

But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn…

My Recent Reads

March 16, 2015

March has been a really good book month for me thus far. While all my reads didn’t meet my expectations, I none the less enjoyed the stories.

Dead Heat – Patricia Briggs

Dead HeatSomehow, Dead Heat lacked the excitement of previous instalments. I still loved Anna, Charles and the supporting characters but the story lacked something. I’m not sure exactly what but I was a little disappointed with Dead Heat.

 

Sustain – Tijan

sustainAgain I didn’t enjoy Sustain as much as I have previous Tijan novels. I can’t put my finger on it but there was something missing. Usually the heroes in Tijan stories are to die for but Luke was a little too selfish and ass-like for me. Also the plot was little confusing and not altogether coherent.

 

 

Dorina Barsarab Series – Karen Chance
Midnight's DaughterDeath's MistressFury's Kiss

 

I’ve been rereading Karen Chance’s Dorina Barsarab books. They’re just so much fun – I love Dory and all the crazy shenanigans. The world building in this series is incredibly well done.

 

The Storyspinner – Becky Wallace

The StorySpinnerThis is my current read but I’m stuck. Each chapter has a different POV character and it’s seems like there’s a new chapter every three pages. This jumping around is making it hard for me to get into the story. I’ll keep going but I’m wavering.

Waiting on Wednesday: Magonia

March 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I know nothing about this book or author but it sounds amazing. Count me in :)

 Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley

MagoniaSeries: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: April 28th, 2015
Links: Goodreads  Amazon 

Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars in this fantasy about a girl caught between two worlds…two races…and two destinies.

Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.

Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.

So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.

Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.

Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?

Waiting on Wednesday: Deep

March 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Deep, the final book in The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott is my choice this week. This series is consistently good – and I’ve gotten so much fun and enjoyment from these books. Can’t wait until the end of March :)

 Deep – Kylie Scott


DeepSeries:
 Stage Dive #4
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Published: March 31st, 2015
Links: Goodreads  Amazon 

Don’t miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in theUSA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible…but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

Waiting on Wednesday: Sustain

February 25, 2015
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I’m really looking forward to Sustain, the new release from Tijan. I inhale Tijan’s books, they’re full of angst with non stop actions but somehow her heroines are usually kick ass. No whiny  girls allowed :)

 Sustain – Tijan

sustainSeries: B&S world
Genre: New Adult
Published: March 2nd, 2015
Links: Goodreads 

I had a simple life.
I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend’s home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again, but I had to be honest. It wasn’t a hard sell. Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted and that craving hadn’t been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer.
It was him.
The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him too.

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