August 22, 2017

Release Day Excerpt: Allerleirauh

Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury

Allerleirauh Full Cover

Grab it: Amazon | Goodreads

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy /
Fairytale Adaption / Historical
Romance   

Published by Parliament
House Press © 2017

Once Upon a Time…  

In the kingdom of Tranen, a king makes a promise to his dying wife that he'll only remarry a woman who possesses her golden hair. In time, the king's eyes are turned by his daughter. Realizing her father’s intentions, Princess Aurelia tries to trick him by requesting impossible gifts: dresses created by the sun, moon and stars, and a coat made of a thousand furs. But when he is successful, Aurelia sacrifices her privileged life and flees her kingdom, disguised by the cloak and a new name, Allerleirauh. 

She enters the safe haven of Saarland der Licht, where the handsome and gentle Prince Klaus takes her under his care. Hoping not to be discovered by her father’s courtiers, Allerleirauh tries to remain hidden under her new identity when she finds unexpected love with Prince Klaus, even though his arranged marriage to the princess of a neighboring kingdom approaches. Risking everything, Allerleirauh must face her troubled past and her fears of the future along her journey to self-acceptance in this triumphant retelling of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale.

August 21, 2017

Review: Divergent

Divergent (Divergent, book 1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent  (Divergent #1) by Veronica RothGenre: Young Adult Dystopian
Edition Reviewed: Ebook
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: Divergent (1)

Paperback features over fifty pages of bonus materials, including a sneak peek of Insurgent, an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a Divergent playlist, faction manifestos, and more!

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As

July 19, 2017

Wednesday Wishes + Cover Coveting

Okay I've been enjoying watching Still Star-Crossed. It's been so hard to know when it airs that I've just been catching it on Roku when an episode hits. So now I've found out that they've dumped it and at least—thankfully—they will have a full season 1. However, didn't it ever occur that maybe because they made it so hard to know when it was airing that people had a hard time watching? Sighs. Feels like any of the summer shows they try are dumped before episode 3.

Moving on to books. I decided to use my WW header because I haven't used it in ages! However, the cover has been dropped.

Oh, and the book? It's a merging of AWESOME SAUCE authors. Gaze upon it.

July 18, 2017

Review: The Black Lily

The Black Lily (Vampire Blood, book 1) by Juliette Cross

The Black Lily  (Vampire Blood #1)Genre: Paranormal Romance
Edition Reviewed: Ebook
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: The Black Lily (1)

 

Cinderella like you’ve never seen before…

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

July 17, 2017

Nasty Romance Covers

So I don't think these are the worst romance covers I've ever scene, let alone the most WTF. I got a kick out of them though!

That butt one was super odd. I love what comes through the Ms Mojo channel every now and then.

July 13, 2017

Review: Shadow Run

Shadow Run (Kaitan Chronicles, book 1) by AdriAnne Strickland, Michael Miller

Shadow RunGenre: Young Adult Sci-Fi 
Edition Reviewed: Ebooik
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: Shadow Run (1)

 

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can't resist her, even if her ship is an antique.

As for Nev, he's a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary.

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they're more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive.

Nev's mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she'll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power--and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.

Cover Coveting (10)

 
Cover art is found from Goodreads, Wicked Scribes, ATUF, social networks, and other sources.
***All cover art may not be final.***

Still doing my big catch-up so you may find some not so fresh covers in here.