Books, Series Saturdays

Series Saturdays: The Black Jewels

Welcome to Series Saturdays! In these posts I will share a series I’m currently reading, or just one that I love. Feel free to share a series you love in the comments. If you’ve read the one I’m discussing this week, share what you liked about it.


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Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: Cast in Deception

IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER TEASER TUESDAY!

This feature (or meme) is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by The Purple Booker. For those of you who would like to play along at home–or more specifically on your homepage–here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

  • Grab a current read and open it to a random page
  • Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! 
    • Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others

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Books, Fictional Bucket List

Fictional Bucket List #50

 

 

Associated Book/Series: Chronicles of Elantra

Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Shadow Scale

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

I think we’ve all experienced trips like this…

Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2) by Rachel Hartman

Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
ISBN# 9780375866579
Page: 60

The epic journey Dame Okra, Abdo, and I made across the Goreddi countryside can be distilled into one word: miserable. It seems grossly unfair to our suffering that two weeks of mud, broken carriage wheels, and Dame Okra’s swearing should be so reducible, but there are only so many saints to swear by, and a carriage only has four wheels.

Mud, on the other hand, is infinite.

Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: Dragon Bound and Celtic Moon

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
ISBN# 9780425241509
Page: 110

“I think you’re my hero,” she said. Only half kidding.

He stared at her, the picture of incredulity. “Most people,” he said, “think I am a very bad man.”

She studied his eyes to try to find out if that bothered him. He didn’t seem bothered by it. He seemed discomfited by her. “Well,” she said, at last, “maybe you’re a very good dragon.”

 

 

 

 

Celtic MoonCeltic Moon (Celtic Wolves, #1)  by Jan DeLima

Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
ISBN# 9780425266205
Page: 85

“You can’t still be hungry.” She shook her head. Enid had rectified her dinner after the first course. “You must’ve had two loaves of bread with the roast.”

“You promised,” he reminded her.

“I know, sweetheart. But it’s been a long day and I’m exhausted. I’ll make it up to you in the morning.”

His shoulders slumped, disappointed. “With what?”

“Homemade cinnamon rolls.”

He turned his head, his interest piqued. “Blueberry pancakes and homemade cinnamon rolls?”

She tried not to smile but it was a pointless attempt. “You drive me crazy.”

“I make your life interesting,” he teased, using humor to lighten her mood, as he’d always done. “What would you do without me?”

Books, Waiting On Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Future Falls

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

The Future Falls (Gale Women, #3) by Tanya Huff

Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication Date: Nov. 4th 2014
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
ISBN: 9780756407537
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

When Auntie Catherine warns the family of an approaching asteroid, the Gales scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. Fortunately for the world, they’re wielding a guitar and a dragon.

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, which has caused some supernaturally complicated family shenanigans in the past. So when NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine’s dire prediction, Charlotte “Charlie” Gale turns to the family for help.

But Allie is unavailable because the universe seems determined to have her produce the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son of a Gale.  And the Aunties can’t help because they’re tied to the earth – although they are happy to provide their delicious, trademark pies.  And in the end, all Charlie has is a guitar…

…and Jack. The Dragon Prince, and a Sorcerer.

But Charlie might like Jack just a little too much, and Jack might like Charlie a little too much in return. Actually, between Allie’s hormones, the Aunties trying to force her and Jack into ritual, the Courts having way too much fun at the end of days, and Jack’s sudden desire to sacrifice himself for the good of the many, Charlie’s fairly certain that the asteroid is the least of her problems.

The Gales are going to need more than pie to save the world from an incoming asteroid. But together there isn’t anything they can’t deal with – except possibly each other.

These Gale Women are delightful!! This fantasy series focuses on the many members of the Gale family; each book revolves around one of the younger cousins. This latest title sounds like it’s going to be a blast! I can’t wait to see how Charlie deals with the young Jack. And to see how crazy the Aunties are making Charlie and everyone else. They really are a riot. I also enjoy that this is such a different set-up of a story. It’s set in Canada, and is sort of a modern-day fantasy. There are elements of urban fantasy, but I don’t think the series really falls squarely into that category. And it’s always at heart, a story about family. I can’t get enough!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: Cast in Flame

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Cast in Flame (Chronicles of Elantra, #10) by Michelle Sagara

Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Release Date: July 29th, 2014
ISBN# 9780778317081
Page: 79

Teela wasn’t going to wait forever. Severn could only stall her for so long. Damn it. She skidded to a halt; the only other option was running into the ancient Dragon.

“I can’t talk,” she told him, before he’d opened his mouth.

“Demonstrably untrue.”

 

Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Eragon and My Life With the Walter Boys

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

Once again, I’ve got 2 books to tease today; the first is an oldie-but-goodie. I decided to re-read the series since I never finished the last book (I know, I know, “I can’t believe you never finished it!” But in my defense, I enjoyed it so much I just didn’t want it to be over!) The second came out earlier this year and it just tugged at my heartstrings until I picked it up. Hope you enjoy these teasers!

 

Eragon (Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini

Mass Market Paperback, 754 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf (Random House Imprint)
Release Date: June 12th, 2007
ISBN# 9780440240730
Page: 54

“Soon the creature was all the way out of the stone. It stayed in place for a moment the skittered into the moonlight.

Eragon recoiled in shock. Standing in front of him, licking off the membrane that encased it, was a dragon.”

 

 

My Life With the Walter Boys  by Ali Novak

Paperback, 358 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 1st, 2014
ISBN# 9781402297861
Page: 8

“I looked over what I wrote, and my stomach dropped. This was a joke, right? Katherine didn’t just have twelve kids, but twelve boys! I knew nothing, absolutely nothing about the male species. I went to a private school for girls! How was I ever going to survive living in a house full of boys?”

Page: 48

“During the twenty-minute drive to school, I received a crash course in Boys 101 and decided that maybe the male species wasn’t so different from females after all. To sum it up, the Walters gossiped worse than the girls at my old boarding school.”