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A mage and a warrior must see beyond their facades and embrace the bond that links their souls in this powerful Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

At any other time, Julija Brennan would find solace in the quiet of the Sierra Mountains, but now the mage is in the race of her life. Having broken free from her controlling family, Juli …more

Source: Dark Illusion (Dark #29) by Christine Feehan | Goodreads

On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.

Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into t …more

Source: No Exit by Taylor Adams | Goodreads

The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer

The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the …more

Source: The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer by Robert Kirkman | Goodreads

Intriguing and highly engrossing vampire tale…Unaware of something ominous hiding in the shadows, Agata Arturescu Vidraru leaves to assist a first-year heifer at night and wakes up in the morning wounded and defiled. To regain her honor, Agatha must find and behead the vampire who attacked her but before that she has to secure her children’s future. Some readers might find the medieval concept of “rape victims are automatically guilty of adultery” unpleasant, but Guizzetti skillfully balances it with Agatha’s highly resolute spirit. The themes of religious tyranny and sexism are woven effortlessly into the engrossing narrative, and the setting of the medieval period adds intrigue to the story. Guizzetti delivers a gripping, thoroughly enjoyable tale that plays a traditional Romanian vampire adventure against the intriguing early sixteenth-century setting of Moldavia.

Source: Honor among Vampires by Elizabeth Guizzetti – The Prairies Book Review

The ancient magic of wizards was anything but dark. It was the enlightenment that lifted humanity from the squalor of superstition, and the worship of fell spirits and capricious gods, but those days are gone. The shining glory of the sorcerers burned away the subtlety of wisdom, replacing it with easy power, held only in the hands of the elite—a new age built upon the ele …more

Source: The Choice of Magic (Art of the Adept, #1) by Michael G. Manning | Goodreads

Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.

She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.When Cass …more

Source: Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2) by Victoria Schwab | Goodreads

The Unkindest Tide (October Daye Book 13) by [McGuire, Seanan]

Hundreds of years ago, the Selkies made a deal with the sea witch: they would have the sea for as long as she allowed it, and when the time came, she would call in all their debts at once. Many people assumed that day would never come. Those people were wrong.

When the Luidaeg—October “Toby” Daye’s oldest and most dangerous ally—tells her the time has come for the Selkies t …more

Source: The Unkindest Tide (October Daye, #13) by Seanan McGuire | Goodreads

Dark Pattern (The Naturalist, #4)

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Dr. Theo Cray is on the hunt for a killer nurse, and redemption, in a mind-bending psychological thriller by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Naturalist.

Dr. Theo Cray has a legendary mathematical knack for catching serial killers. Until his exposure to a mind-altering pathogen knocks him off his game. It has upended an investigation, destroyed his reputati …more

 

Source: Enter for a chance to win Dark Pattern (The Naturalist, #4) | Goodreads

Love Lettering by [Clayborn, Kate]

 

In this warm and witty romance from acclaimed author Kate Clayborn, one little word puts a woman’s business—and her heart—in jeopardy . . .

Source: Book giveaway for Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn Sep 09-Sep 29, 2019 | Goodreads

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That humiliating sound, I didn’t remember making it.  Yet I apparently gave a shrill scream as I went over the rail.

I heard the clockwork owl hoot loudly as my feet lost their tenuous contact with the unexpectedly slippery deck.

My arm was briefly caught between the carved balusters, but one of the posts broke.  As my body jerked down, I was able to grab onto another slim post.

Source: The Delta Pearl, 7 — Catch – Teagan’s Books

Oof, it stings a bit to write this review, since I gave such unequivocal love to Adrienne Young’s debut, Sky in the Deep. However, The Girl the Sea Gave Back was an enjoyable standalone follow-up but nowhere near as memorable or impressive.

Taking place some years after the events surrounding Eelyn of the Aska and Fiske of the Riki, the novel opens on a somber scene as a grief-stricken family gathers on the shore to say goodbye to a departed loved one. Later, a young girl is found washed up on the lands of the Svell, adorned with the distinctive tattoos marking her as a Kyrr Truthtongue, an enigmatic people who hail from the Headlands. Tova is her name, and it is said that her powers allow her to read the future. But having grown up among the Svell, the ways of the Kyrr are a mystery to her, and she cannot remember her own past.

Source: YA Weekend Audio: The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young | The BiblioSanctum

When a rogue 19-year-old witch is recruited to help guard an ancient magical Bestiary, a breath-stealing journey begins…Being an empath has its advantages.

Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions, among other things. It’s how she snagged her first job pinpointing cheaters at a casino.

But she has no clue where she got these freakish powers because she spent her childho …more

Source: Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven by Bella Forrest | Goodreads

When a prophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills, Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken.

The Old King Is Dead With the demise of the Old King, there’s a prophesy that a queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills. Ba …more

Source: The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga, #1) by G.A. Aiken | Goodreads

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.

”Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, p …more

Source: Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn, #3) by Timothy Zahn | Goodreads

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author’s Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.

Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence had taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live openly and peacefully.

Source: Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1), by Adam Silvera ~ 2.0 Stars | By Hook Or By Book

When the highest prophet in the land wields his power, kings and queens become pawns.

Coerced into betraying the barbarian king who raised him, a disowned mage, Brandt, kills the high queen, sending the already unstable regions into chaos. His mage nature and the scars of the past fight against his desire to be a better man as he attempts to find common ground amid the feuding powers.

Source: Deliciously Satisfying #Epic #Fantasy- #5Star #BookReview of Beloved Traitor | Booknvolume

Zäria and Avery, two teenage faeries seeking adventure, get more than they bargained for when they start spying on the elves of Eerie Hollow. They discover why the elves are making delectable chocolates in the forest only to be captured by their adversary, Thordon who threatens them into taking on a quest. They run into more trouble while crossing through The Perilous Forest when they meet a witch with her own agenda. more…

Source: #BlogTour #Promo Faeries of Saizia by Tonya L Chaves @cricketsnow @rararesources – On The Shelf Reviews

Some fantasies are better left unsaid.

Besides, I don’t need to act on my dirty dreams, not when my fiancé and I have the kind of after dark adventures others dream of — wild, daring and oh so frequent.

I can’t risk losing him by voicing my deepest, dirtiest desire. But the hotter our role playing gets, the closer I come to telling him what I want most — him and his best fri …more

Source: The Engagement Gift by Lauren Blakely | Goodreads

Every time they kill me it hurts a little more…

The monsters of Savage Magic Academy need a whipping boy. Only, this year, they’re getting a whipping girl instead, and it just so happens to be me.

When the students’ magic burns within them. When their monsters rage inside of them. They won’t lose control on the unsuspecting humans outside our school.That’s what I was brou …more

Source: Royal Monsters (Savage Magic Academy, #1) by Avery Free | Goodreads

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings exist …more

Source: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse, #8) by James S.A. Corey | Goodreads

A Song of Crows by Aleš Kot (writer), Piotr Kowalski (artist), and Brad Simpson (colourist) is the third graphic novel adapting the world of the video game Bloodborne, a horror action-RPG developed by FromSoftware. This is the first book in the series to feature a character from the video game as the main character. Eileen the Crow is a Hunter in Yharnam with a unique duty: hunting down other Hunters who have succumbed to the blood they imbibe and lost their minds. During the course of her duties she comes across a butchered Hunter whose remains are arranged to reflect a ritual she finds disturbingly reflective of a practice from her home in foreign parts. In search of the perpetrator, she embarks upon a mind-bending journey that has her confront the ghosts that haunt her past. more…

Source: Comic Book Review – Bloodborne: A Song of Crows by Aleš Kot, Piotr Kowalski, & Brad Simpson – Muse with Me

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be a vampire. To be a vampire would mean to be immortal, but it would be immortality that would come with certain conditions. Chief among these condition…

Source: IF I WAS A VAMPIRE | Grady P Brown – Author

She’s haunted by her past.

Akasha Hope trusts no one. Her parents were shot down by uniformed men, which forced Akash to spend most of her life on the run.

She’s so close to getting out on her own, making her own dreams come true when he shows up and disrupts everything.Her new legal guardian.His kindness makes suspicious, while his heart-stopping good looks arouse desir …more

Source: Wrenching Fate (Brides of Prophecy, #1) by Brooklyn Ann | Goodreads