King of Fools is on Netgalley!

For those of you who love Amanda Foody’s first book

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)

Ace of Shades

(The Shadow Game #1)

by

Amanda Foody (Goodreads Author)
Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

KING OF FOOLS BOOK #2 is now available!

 

King of Fools (The Shadow Game, #2)

King of Fools

(The Shadow Game #2)

by

Amanda Foody (Goodreads Author)
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all…

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…

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Review of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

This book was fantastic! I’m not sure why I didn’t give it a 5 star but maybe it will come out as I write?

I loved Harper. I thought she was strong, and smart, and also a little vulnerable. I loved that she had cerebral palsy but never let it define her!

Rhen was an enigma for most of the book. He seemed fake for so much of it it was hard to realized when he was being serious.

Grey was also an enigma. I honestly thought at times this would be a love triangle. Maybe it will be who knows? 😉

The monster intrigued me. I can’t go into too much detail without spoiling it and I’m trying really hard not to but if you read this. Shapes. That is all I will hint at.

First Lines Fridays

Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays” this is a weekly meme, that I first saw on First Lines Friday – 1st February 2018 — Mani’s Book Corner and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

 

FIRST LINES

It was an October wedding. The bride was a witch who solved preternatural crimes. The groom raised the dead and slew vampires for a living. It sounded like a Halloween joke, but it wasn’t.

 

DO YOU RECOGNIZE WHICH BOOK THESE LINES COME FROM?

THE BOOK IS….

INCUBUS DREAMS

Incubus Dreams

(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #12)

by

Laurell K. Hamilton (Goodreads Author)
In the latest New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Anita’s life is more complicated than ever, as she is caught between her obligations to the living and the undead. A vampire serial killer who preys on strippers is on the loose. Called in to consult on the case, Anita fears her judgment may be clouded by a conflict of interest. For she is, after all, the consort of Jean-Claude, the ever-intoxicating Master Vampire of the City. Surrounded by suspicion, overwhelmed by her attempts to control the primal lusts that continue to wrack her, Anita does something unprecedented: she calls for help.

My descent into a life as a bookaholic

I have become a serious bookaholic lately.

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I keep getting arcs and not reading them.

 

I need some help being accountable.

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I will list the ARCs I can reasonably get to this month and the approximate order I will read them in.

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I need you guys to cheer me, boo me, yell at me if I don’t get them done! I need serious help. I have over 150-ish arcs!!! With only like 30 sent in!

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So the reasonable amount of ARC is about 8 I can read about 10-15 books a month so about a 1/2 should be ARCS.

Priority ARCS:

Corpse & Crown (Cadaver & Queen Book 2)Stolen Time (Dark Stars, #1)The AntidoteCourting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology)A Danger to Herself and OthersThe Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9)Diamond Heart (Cherrywood Grove #2)The Everlasting Rose (The Belles, #2)

Weird thing just happened

I was declined for an ARC of a book on Edelweiss. I’m always sad when that happens but it was something I’m familiar with at least…. I’m sure many of your review bloggers are as well. But now I just got an email from them saying I was accepted? What?! How did this happen? Why deny me then accept me? Was it an error? Was it a change of mind. What do you guys think?

Here is the notifications thing btw. Just in case none of you believe me. lol.

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Really weird but so happy.

Shadow Pact

Shadow Pact

by

Tally Adams (Goodreads Author)
Emily’s sister disappeared without a trace. When authorities refused to search for her, Emily was forced to accept that she was on her own if she ever wanted to learn the truth. That’s how she ended up stumbling into a den of werewolves under the full moon. But even in the darkness of this terrifying new world, hope can come in unexpected forms. For Emily, it came as the most feared among all immortals: the Executioner himself. Now, he’s all that stands between her and being someone’s next meal. But his protection has a price…
Oh and this is not the pretty cover I was attracted too! 😦
Sadly that one was not on Goodreads and I don’t know if Edelweiss would like me to copy it. Hope it goes up on Goodreads soon. It’s pretty. 🙂

Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout

I just got approved for:

 

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1)

Storm and Fury

(The Harbinger #1)

by

Jennifer L. Armentrout (Goodreads Author)

From the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of the fantastical Dark Elements and the Lux series comes a new novel set in a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

I got it from Netgalley. Look for my review soon!

The Folk of the Air Book Tag

RULES:

  1. You must tag the original creator (Me, Xandra @ Starry Sky Books)
  2. Spoilers galore! You should probably read The Cruel Prince first! (You don’t really need to read The Wicked King, but that would be nice.)
  3. Answer all the questions.
  4. Try to tag at least 3 other bloggers.

 

                                                              🗡 🗡 🗡

10

JudeA character who would probably kill you in your sleep.

*Since I’ve been reading the Anita Blake,Vampire Hunter (series) by Laurell K. Hamilton lately I’m going to say either Raina or Gabriel. *

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #6)

 

11

Cardan: A character who seems like a Bad Guy™ but is ultimately more complex than you thought.

The only character that comes to mind is Nova from Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

 

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Locke: A character (or plot twist) that made you want to throw the book.

I think the only one I can think of is The Cerulean by Amy Ewing? IDK. It’s been a pretty quiet reading year for me.

The Cerulean  (Untitled Duology #1)

 

12

Taryn: A character who deceived you.

Kaname from Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 (Vampire Knight, #1)

 

18

Vivi: A book that was significantly different from the others in its series.

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop. I know it’s technically a different series anyway but it was a lot more mystery and thriller than the other books in the same world.

Lake Silence (The world of the Others #1; The Others #6)

 

13

Valerian: A character who just needs to die (or, you know, stabbed).

Again Raina or Gabriel work well for me right now.

The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #4)

 

17

Oak: A smol™ character you would protect at all costs.

Definitely Nathaniel from the Anita Blake Series. Sorry I have that book on my mind. lol. Doing a re-read.

Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #10)

 

13

The Cruel Prince: A book that surprised you with a twist.

Outside

Outside

by

Sarah Ann Juckes (Goodreads Author)
The Proof of the Outside follows the story of Ele, who is held captive in a small room by a man known as ‘Him’. Ele is determined to prove there is a world Outside. And when she finds a hole in the wall, the proof starts leaking in. In this dark and compelling debut novel, Ele’s strong and heartbreakingly optimistic voice shines through, revealing an important lesson about the power of stories to save lives.

14

The Wicked King: A book you thought was better (or worse) than the first in the series.

The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)

The Lost Sisters

(The Folk of the Air #1.5)

by

Holly Black (Goodreads Author)
Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes . . . 

While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince by master writer Holly Black.

15

The Queen of Nothing: A book you’re excited for, but know nothing about.

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back

by

Adrienne Young (Goodreads Author)
An epic standalone novel set in the brutally stunning, viking inspired world that Adrienne Young crafted in her first novel, Sky In The Deep

 

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