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Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope. But they have also come to Antica for another purpose: to seek healing at the famed Torre Cesme for the wounds Chaol received in Rifthold.

After enduring unspeakable horrors as a child, Yrene Tow …more

Source: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas | Goodreads

Faerie bargains are not easily broken.

Elora has decided to stay in Faerie to help Prince Brannick become High King. With the element of surprise on their side, they only have to hide their sword training lessons until the last phase of testing.

But Brannick is ruled by a bargain that could ruin everything. Queen Alessandra is beginning to remember her history with the princ …more

Source: Castle of Bitter Thorn by Kay L Moody | Goodreads

Cop and conjurer of demons, she’s a woman in danger of losing control to a power that could kill….

Why me? Why now? That’s what Beaulac, Louisiana, detective Kara Gillian was asking herself when an angelic creature named Rhyzkahl unexpectedly appeared during a routine summoning. Kara was hoping to use her occult skills to catch a serial killer, but never had she conjured …more

Source: Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland | Goodreads

The Expanse meets Game of Thrones in J. S. Dewes’ fast-paced, sf adventure The Last Watch, where a handful of soldiers stand between humanity and annihilation.

The Divide.

It’s the edge of the universe.

Now it’s collapsing—and taking everyone and everything with it.

The only ones who can stop it are the Sentinels—the recruits, exiles, and court-martialed dregs of the military. …more

Source: The Last Watch (The Divide, #1) by J.S. Dewes | Goodreads

Arden’s search for her destiny inadvertently revealed the true lineage of witches everywhere and a secret history hidden long ago.

Now, she needs to find the meaning and purpose of the Rowan. With questions piling up and a parchment stingy with answers, she must look to the past before she can embrace her future.

But Arden and the Imperium Cadre will find the road to the p …more

Source: The Rowan’s Stone (The Killian Blade, #2) by Stella Brie | Goodreads

Bayou Whispers, the latest thriller from horror writer R.B. Wood, is the story of no-nonsense New Orleans native, Jeannine LaRue, the sole survivor of her family after the devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina. In the aftermath of the storm, she believed she’d been saved, but soon found herself held hostage and sexually exploited, rescued months later by sheriff’s de …more

Source: Bayou Whispers by R.B. Wood | Goodreads

An abandoned house. A locked desk drawer full of old papers. And an 80’s mix tape? Jill is tasked with seeking out any legal documents from the property. What she discovers, transports her into a world of nightmares, ranging from the macabre to the downright chilling. Jill knows she has to share the stories she’s uncovered…

In Twisted: Tainted Tales, the Splatterpunk Award- …more

Source: Twisted: Tainted Tales by Janine Pipe | Goodreads

war and I’ll do whatever it takes to turn the tides in the wolves’ favor, even if it means stepping up in my new role.

The Paladins are a secretive people that I know nothing about. What I thought would be a quick trip into their lands turns into a fight for my life. The future Sawyer and I have dreamed of together threatens to crumble.

I’m torn. Do I chose love and a sure …more

Source: Alpha Girl (Wolf Girl, #3) by Leia Stone | Goodreads

The Lady of Shalott reclaims her story in this bold feminist reimagining of the Arthurian myth from the New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess.

Everyone knows the legend. Of Arthur, destined to be a king. Of the beautiful Guinevere, who will betray him with his most loyal knight, Lancelot. Of the bitter sorceress, Morgana, who will turn against them all. But Ela …more

Source: Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian | Goodreads

It is 498 years since the two Foundations came into existence – half-way through the Interregnum planned by Hari Seldon. The Second Foundation has once more successfully concealed its existence so that the laws of psychohistory can operate to usher in a new Empire ruled by the mental sciences.

The Second Foundation is thought to be extinct…except by Councilman Golan Trevize …more

Source: Foundation’s Edge (Foundation, #4) by Isaac Asimov | Goodreads

A Maiden…

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers …more

Source: Review – Triology of From Blood and Ash – Blue Reader Gal Corner

A secluded mountain lodge. The perfect getaway. So remote no one will ever find you.

The promise of a luxury vacation at a secluded wilderness spa has brought together eight lucky guests. But nothing is what they were led to believe. As a fierce storm barrels down and all contact with the outside is cut off, the guests fear that it’s not a getaway. It’s a trap.

Each one has …more

Source: In the Dark by Loreth Anne White | Goodreads

In her new novella, Sunday Times best-selling author Becky Chambers imagines a future in which, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the solar system instead transform themselves.

Ariadne is one such explorer. As an astronaut on an extrasolar research vessel, she and her fellow crewmates sleep between worlds and wake up each time with differe …more

Source: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers | Goodreads

The Event Group is the most secret organization in the United States, comprised of the nation’s most brilliant individuals in the branches of science, philosophy, and the military. Led by the valiant Major Jack Collins, they are dedicated to uncovering the hidden truths behind the myths and legends propagated throughout world history—from underground agencies and conspirac …more

Source: Event (Event Group Thriller #1) by David L. Golemon | Goodreads

This story picks up exactly where book one left off. The Talbot family is evacuating their home amid a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours in search of food, which happens to be non-infected humans. In this book are the journal entries of Michael Talbot, his wife, Tracy, and their kids, Nicole, Justin, and Tra …more

Source: A Plague Upon Your Family (Zombie Fallout #2) by Mark Tufo | Goodreads

Welcome to Wales, land of mists and megaliths, where mythical creatures and ancient spirits lurk in the strangest of places.This collection of 10 supernatural stories offers a flurry of folklore, a gathering of ghosts, and even a cosmic cave creature.

Stories include…

Lure: A fisherman who nets the tail fin of a lure becomes obsessed with finding the rest, but what else li …more

Source: Mists and Megaliths by Catherine McCarthy | Goodreads