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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Stars of Fortune

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.


Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts

Paperback, 336 pages
Publication Date: Nov. 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425280102
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

BOOK ONE OF THE GUARDIANS TRILOGY

To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.

But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…

New Nora Roberts trilogy… YAY!! More love and magic mixed together. I love the sound of these people, and that there are goddesses, and I’m really hoping that my Queen of Romance is delving into the realm of Greek mythology with this new series of hers. I cannot wait to get my hands on this new book. Nobody melds magic, romance, and danger like Nora Roberts. Bring it on! P.S. that cover is so pretty!!!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Magic Shifts

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.


Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews

Hardcover, 342 pages
Publication Date: Aug. 4th, 2015
Publisher: Ace
ISBN: 9780425270677
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling 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…

YAY!! I’m so excited to see what happens with Kate and Curran now that they’re no longer a part of the pack! I was so surprised with the end of the last book when that was the condition of Kate’s dad not taking over the city, and the fact the Curran left with/for her?!?! (*deep romantic sigh*) I love these two as a couple, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how they interact without all the politics of the Pack entwined in their relationship. Although, I doubt they’re going to be completely cut off from the rest of the shifters. That just seems unlikely. But regardless, I’m really curious and excited to find out what waits for these two now that they’ve confronted Kate’s dad, and her heritage is sort of out there for all the world to see!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Boxers & Saints

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!

Boxers (Boxers & Saints, #1) by Gene Luen Yang

Paperback, 325 pages
Publisher:  First Second
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
ISBN# 9781596433595
Page: 62

“These poor souls have come a long way to ask for my help. Six of their brothers have been imprisoned unjustly by the secondary devils–those Chinese converts to the foreigner’s faith.

I intend to go and free them.”

 

 

 

SaintsSaints (Boxers & Saints, #2) by Gene Luen Yang

Paperback, 170 pages
Publisher:  First Second
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
ISBN# 9781596436893
Page: 26

“Ah! Cured by laughter! Happens more often than you think!”

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Teaser Tuesdays: Shattered

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!

This is perhaps my favorite urban fantasy series… ps. the speaker in the brackets is a dog. And my favorite character…

 

Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7) by Kevin Hearne

Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: June 17th, 2014
ISBN# 9780345548481
Page: 63

A flying pixie with yellow wings shifted in after a minute and flew right into my chest. She rebounded, and her face had time to register her death before she crumbled to ash, destroyed by my cold iron aura.

“Damn. I wanted to question her first.”

<Works for me. I can give the gift of ham that much sooner. Come on, let’s go!>

I smiled at my hound. All right, off we go.