Waiting On Wednesday: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay and Darkest Flame by Donna Grant

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:

Princess of Thorns
by Stacey Jay
, 288 pages
Expected publication: December 9th 2014
by Delacorte Press

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?

Darkest Flame
(Dark Kings #1)
by Donna Grant
Paperback, 1st Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 29th 2014
by St. Martin's Paperbacks

The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But one of the most powerful warriors of his kind will be put to the ultimate test. Is he strong enough to resist his greatest temptations? Or will he be forced to surrender - body and soul?

Her beauty is a weapon

Denae Lacroix is a beautiful MI5 agent on a deadly mission. Sent to the Scottish Highlands to spy on the mysterious Dreagan Industries, she discovers too late that she’s been set up - as human bait. She is an irresistible lure for a man who has not seen or touched a woman for centuries. He is a man with a destiny - and a desire - that could destroy them both... 

His passion is a curse...

It’s been twelve hundred years since Kellan has walked among humans - and there’s no denying the erotically charged attraction he feels for Denae. But as a Dragon King, he is sworn to protect his secrets. Yet the closer he gets to this smart, ravishing woman, the more her life is in danger. All it takes is one reckless kiss to unleash a flood of desire, the fury of dragons…and the fiercest enemy of all.

Why I want to read them.

  • I'm so excited to check out Princess of Thorns! Princess Aurora sounds like an exciting and strong (kick-butt) warrior heroine. Remarked as Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales, I cannot wait to check out this fairy tale inspired story. Romance, a quest, and magic, it has it all.
  • Now, for my lovely adult readers, I thought I share Donna Grant's new book Darkest Flame. Donna Grant always writes books with fiery romance, alpha heroes and heroines that can stand up to them, which I love. This book features Dragons, magic, shape-shifting galore. Plus, the setting is one I always enjoy-the Scottish Highlands.  What can I say...I like Dragons!