Books, Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesdays: Lake Silence and more

 

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. See what books I’m looking forward to…


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Books, Waiting On Wednesday

“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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Books, Children's Literature, Teaser Tuesdays, Writing, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Shadow Study and Rising Darkness

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!

So I love Yelena and Valek, I really do. But seriously, I get the most excited for the other two guys in this teaser. They are so much fun!

Shadow Study (Soulfinder, #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: February 24th, 2015
ISBN# 9780778317401
Page: 29

“He told me about it later, Valek,” Ari said. “Nothing I could do about it at that point.” His long-suffering tone said more than his words.

“Your prank failed to work.” Valek ladeled stew into a deep bowl.

“Oh?” Janco didn’t sound convinced.

“Captain Broghan recognized you from your basic-training days.”

Janco stabbed his fork in the air. “I knew he looked familiar, didn’t I, Ari?”

“You said her resembled your second-cousin.”

LOL! And here’s one from a series I just started, but I’m already getting into it. It’s not what I was expecting!

Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows, #1) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
ISBN# 9780425248454
Page: 13

Early on that bright spring morning, Mary continued with obvious reluctance toward her ex-husband as he stood in front of her house.

“Oh that’s flattering of you,” Justin said with a grin. “Good thing my ego is so preened and shiny. Good morning, and screw you too.”

Books, Movies, Teaser Tuesdays, TV

Teaser Tuesdays: Storm’s Heart

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!

Storm’s Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 305 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: August 2nd, 2011
ISBN# 9780425242667
Page: 103

She had heard that he called the lightning when he lost his temper. She had not realized he contained the lightning. She felt like she had been given the merest glimpse into the vast unseen landscape that lay cloaked inside him.

Books, Teaser Tuesdays

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.

 

Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: Storm Front

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!

 

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher

Mass Market Paperback, 322 pages
Publisher: Penguin ROC
Release Date: April 1st, 2000
ISBN# 9780451457813
Page: 84

“Good night, Morgan” I told him. I started to walk away again, before I could let my mouth get me into more trouble.

He moved faster than I would have given a man his age credit for. His fist went across my jaw at approximately a million miles an hour, and I spun down to the dirt like a string-cut puppet. for several long moments, I was unable to do anything at all, even breathe. Morgan loomed over me.

“We’ll be watching you, Dresden.”

 

Books, Waiting On Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Shattered

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.


 

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

Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication Date: June 17th 2014
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345548481
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan.

For nearly two thousand years, there was only one Druid left walking the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword kept him alive while pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.

Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.

And Owen has some catching up to do.

Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki—or merely a pain in the arse.

But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.

As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time . . . three’s a charm.

So here’s why I’m excited: they’re finally giving Kevin Hearne enough cred that his book(s) is(are) being published in hardcover! Woot! Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this series, the first thing you should know is they are hilarious. The second is they are like no other paranormal series you’ve read. This is our world, plus every kind of god or supernatural creature that people have ever believed to exist. They’re all real. And Atticus has a difficult time dealing with them all. It doesn’t help that he sort of gets himself in to all sorts of mischief. But I’m really looking forward to this next book in the series. His and Granuaile’s problems are getting to a nail-biting place that makes me twitchy and nervous, but I just can’t leave the stories alone. I want MORE and I want it now!