The Jewel is the first book in Amy Ewing's new series The Lone City that sucks readers into a dystopian world where magic is both a curse and a blessing. The story follows young Violet as she is taken from her family to be trained as a surrogate to one of the royal houses that make up the heart of The Lone City, known as the Jewel. Here, she will be showered in wealth and riches, but the price she will pay is high as Violet must learn how to outmaneuver deadly intrigue and cruelty among the Jewel's ladies of nobility. Can Violet escape the Gilded Cadge she has been thrust into? Or will she hall victim to the Jewel's deadly machinations. Magic, forbidden romance and murder surround Violet in this page-turner.Read More
Unborn by Amber Lynn Natusch is the first book in her new Urban Fantasy series that mixes Greek Mythology and Angel lore with a gritty and dark urban setting of a supernaturally infested Detroit. The story mixes characters from Greek Mythology, namely Hades, Demeter and Ares with lore of fallen angels that was interesting and a unique combination that I haven't really seen before.Read More
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:
by Betsy Cornwell
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015
by Clarion Books
Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.
I'm not sure I can resist this one with its fairy tale and steampunk elements and the cover is stunning for sure! I'm hoping for a strong, creative heroine and maybe a twist or two and touch of romance along the way ... Only if the wait was not so long!
Wow, I'm so glad that I picked up this new Ultimate series! It's been a while since I've read a book by Lori Foster, but as soon as I heard the books were featuring fighters in MMA, I couldn't resist reading No Limits. I jumped right in, and had no problem falling for this new series without having read its prequel, Hard Knocks yet. Of course, I enjoyed this one so much there's no doubt I'll soon be reading it as well. With No Limits author Lori Foster returns to the world of MMA- mixed martial arts and brings us the first in her new Ultimate series featuring alpha styled heroes that are fighters and the women they love and would risk it all for.Read More
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:Read More