Saturday, February 6, 2016

Week 6 Review: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru

From Goodreads:
When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.

Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin's NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it's all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.

Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.

But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it's not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn't want to be without him. 

My Review:


Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Creative HeArts #1
Read: February 5th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Published: September 14th 2015
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 6 Review: City of the Lost

From Goodreads:
Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. But that's not why she's on the run. Her best friend's ex has found Diana again, despite all Casey has done to protect her. And Diana has decided the only way she'll ever be safe is if she finds the mythical town she's heard of where people like her can go to hide. Turns out the town really exists, and will take Diana, but only if Casey, a talented young police detective, comes too.

Imagine a hidden town, isolated in the Yukon wilderness, where everyone is pretending to be someone they're not. Even good people can get up to some very bad stuff. The laconic town sheriff dispenses his own frontier justice, but he's more accustomed to sobering up drunks in the horse trough, than attempting to solve the series of brutal murders that has rocked the town. As much as he hates it, he needs Casey. As for Casey, coming to the far North may have started out as a sacrifice she was willing to make for her best friend. But maybe, just maybe, she needs Rockton as much as the town needs her. 

My Review:


Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Casey Duncan #1
Read: February 5th, 2016
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Random House Canada
Published: January 2nd 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 6 Review: A Quick Bite

From Goodreads:
That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau's bed? He's not dessert - he's the main course!
Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood...an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

Dr. Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger's bedroom pretty quickly - once he sees a gorgeous woman about to treat him to a wild night of passion. But is it possible for the good doctor to find true love with a vampire vixen, or will he be just a good meal? That's a question Dr. Greg might be willing to sink his teeth into...if he can just get Lissianna to bite.

My Review:


One thing that I really loved, was this world. It was really different, combining science with the nanos, Atlantis, and vampires. And details such as if a vampire has another vampire's blood, the extra nanos would mean a faster rate of blood consumption!

Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #1
Read: February 4th, 2016
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Avon
Published: October 25th 2005
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 6 Reviews: Human Nature, Blood Magic, Blood Challenge, Death Magic, Human Error





From Goodreads:
An urban fantasy novella from USA Today bestselling author Eileen Wilks's world of the lupi, where the darkest magic will leave its mark…

FBI Agent Lily Yu is turning twenty-nine—a milestone she's decidedly ambivalent about. But her birthday celebration is cut short when the naked, heavily tattooed body of a man is found in a Northern California town. The victim was David Pruitt, and years ago, he was close friends with Rule Turner, prince of the lupi.

At first it seems like a bizarre ritual killing, but there’s more than magic afoot: David wasn't human. And the killer isn't finished…

From Goodreads:
Lily Yu and Lupi prince Rule Turner have a bigger problem than their families not accepting their impending human/werewolf mixed marriage. A powerful ancient nemesis of Lily's grandmother has come to San Diego to turn the city into a feeding ground.

From Goodreads:
Lily Yu and Rule Turner's engagement announcement is stirring up ugly passions in the Humans First camp. There's hate mail. Death threats. Lily's car is vandalized. But professionally, things are going smoothly...until a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree.

Then Rule's brother, Benedict, catches a lovely intruder--twice. The first time she's sneaking around the home of the leader of Humans First. The second time, she sneaks into Nokolai Clanhome with a mysterious potion.


It may not be possible to deal with the rapidly escalating situation the way Lily always has: through the law. Especially when she's pulled off the case due to an alleged conflict of interest. Lily's loyalties will be stretched to the breaking point when she discovers that the deaths in Tennessee were only the opening skirmish in an all-out war. 

From Goodreads:
DEATH MAGIC opens with Special Agent Lily Yu in Washington, D.C. with her fiancĂ©--lupi prince Rule Turner—to testify before a Senate subcommittee about her role in the magical collapse of a mountain last month. She is not there to tell them about the strange legacy she carries from that event—or about the arcane bond between her and Rule--or what her boss in Unit Twleve of the FBI's Magical Crimes Division is really up to. She sure won't tell them that the lupi are at war with an Old One who wants to remake humanity in her own image. 


Lily is managing the conflict between her duty as an officer of the law and the need for secrecy pretty well . . . until the rabidly anti-magic senator who chairs that committee is murdered. The line between right and wrong, always so clear to her, becomes hopelessly blurred as events catapult them all towards disaster, and prophecies of a cataclysmic end to the country she loves and serves--and to the entire race of lupi--seem well on their way to being fulfilled.

From Goodreads:
In this urban fantasy novella set in New York Times bestselling author Eileen Wilks's world of the lupi, a family holiday provides respite from an ongoing war—but not without a few skirmishes of its own...

Benedict would do anything to make Arjenie happy, even spend Christmas meeting her large, Wiccan, entirely human family. As a lupi warrior who's lived most of his life at Clanhome, Benedict is more than a little nervous. He isn't used to fitting in with humans, let alone a family who celebrates the Wiccan holiday of Yule. 


Benedict even asked his brother for advice about clothes, hoping to create the right impression. So it's a shame that things go wrong from the moment he steps out of the car . . .

My Review:


Author: Eileen Wilks
Series: Lupi #5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5
Read: January 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2016
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 5th 2010, February 2nd 2010, January 4th 2011, November 1st 2011

Human Nature:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Blood Magic:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars









Blood Challenge:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Death Magic:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Human Error:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, February 5, 2016

We Have the Cover of Kate Daniels #9!!!!

Yes, we have the cover of Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, and it's so great!


2016 Reviews


Follow Friday #221, February 5th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

Q:

A:

GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #229, February 5th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read which counts twice/# times as a


So I have  counts which translates to $ this week! I'll use it to buy

First Lines Friday #238, February 5th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

"'I killed a man,' I say to the new therapist. I've barely settled onto the couch … which isn't a couch at all, but a chaise longue that looked inviting and proved horribly uncomfortable. Like therapy itself.
I've caught her off guard with that opening line, but I've been through this before with other therapists. Five, to be exact. Each time, the gap between 'Hello' and 'I'm a murderer' decreases. By this point, she should be glad I'm still bothering with a greeting. Therapists do charge by the hour." -City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Awesome opening to this book! I need to read more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Nalini Singh Author Page

The Story: Technically I've already read a Nalini Singh book, Lord of the Abyss, but that was so long ago, and that was a part of a series with 4 different authors!

Website

Series: Guild HuntersRoyal House of Shadows, Psy-Changeling, Rock Kiss.

Guild Hunters: Angels' Dance and her site, my review, Angels' Judgement and her site, my review, Angels' Pawn and her site, my review, Angels' Blood and her site, my review, Archangel's Kiss and her site, my review, Weapon's Training and my review, Archangel's Consort and her site, my review, Angel's Wolf and her site, my review, Archangel's Blade and her site, my review, Archangel's Storm and her site, my review, Knives and Shields and my review, Archangel's Legion and her site, my review, Zoe's Workshop and my review, A Sip of Eternity and my review, Archangel's Shadows and her site, my review, A Walk on the Cliffs and my review, A Small Fairy Tail and my review, Archangel's Enigma and her site, my review.

Royal House of Shadows: Lord of the Vampires and her sitemy reviewLord of Rage and her sitemy reviewLord of the Wolfyn and her sitemy reviewLord of the Abyss and her sitemy review.

*Note that only Lord of the Abyss is by Nalini Singh.*

Psy-Changeling: Beat the Temptation and her site, (Part of *Wild Invitation*), Whisper of Sin and her site, my review, Slave to Sensation and her site, my review, The Cannibal Princess and her site, my review, The Shower and her site, my review, Visions of Heat and her site, my review, Caressed by Ice and her site, my review, Miss Leozandra and her site, my review, Stroke of Enticement and her site, (Part of *The Magical Christmas Cat*), Mine to Possess and her site, my review, A Conversation and her site, my review, Hostage to Pleasure and her site, my review, A Gift for Kit and her site, my review, Movie Night and her site, my review, Branded by Fire and her site, my review, Blaze of Memory and her site, my review, Christmas in the Kitchen and her site, my review, Bonds of Justice and her site, my review, Play of Passion and her site, my review, Wolf School and her site, my review, Clean and Dirty and her site, my review, Deceleration of Courtship and her site, my review, Home and my review, Kiss of Snow and her site, my review, Wild Night and my review, Texture of Intimacy and her site, my review, Stalking Hawke and her site, my review, Naya's Most Important Visitors and my review, Pancakes and my review, Grocery Shopping and my review, Tangle of Need and her site, my review, Dancing With Cooper and my review, Making Dinner and my review, Poker Night and my review, Sunday Morning and my review, Heart of Obsidian and her site, my review, Hide and Seek and my review, Secrets at Midnight and her site, (Part of *Night Shift*), New Year's Kisses and my review, Shield of Winter and her site, my review, Kaleb and Sahara’s Meeting with Sascha and Lucas and my review, Housewarming at the Orchard and my review, Shards of Hope and her site, my review, Wild Embrace and her site, my review, Allegiance of Honor and her site, my review.

Beat the Temptation is a short story in Wild Invitation, set in the Psy-Changeling world, here's my review.

Stroke of Enticement is a short story in The Magical Christmas Cat, set in the Psy-Changeling world, here's my review.

Secrets at Midnight is a short story in Night Shift, set in the Psy-Changeling world, here's my review.

Rock Kiss: Rock Addiction and her site, my review, Rock Courtship and her site, my review, Rock Hard and her site, my review, Rock Redemption and her site, my review.

Bethany Hagen Author Page

The Story: Her books were around and they sounded so great, and I really want to read them!

Website

Series: Landry Park.

Landry Park: Landry Park and her site, my review, Jubilee Park and her site, my review,

Lynsay Sands Author Page

The Story: I've seen her big series around on Goodreads and it looked really great, and I really want to read it, and the rest of her books!

Website

Series: Argeneau, Rogue Hunter, Devil of the Highlands, Madison Sisters, Highlander.

Argeneau: A Quick Bite and her site, my review, Love Bites and her site, my review, Single White Vampire and her site, my review, Tall, Dark and Hungry and her site, my review, A Bite to Remember and her site, my review, Bite Me If You Can and her site, my review, The Accidental Vampire and her site, my review, Vampires are Forever and her site, my review, Vampire, Interrupted and her site, my review, The Rogue Hunter and her site, my review, The Immortal Hunter and her site, my review, The Renegade Hunter and her site, my review, Vampire Valentine and her site, (Part of *Bitten By Cupid*), Born to Bite and her site, my review, Hungry for You and her site, my review, The Reluctant Vampire and her site, my review, The Gift and her site, (Part of *The Bite Before Christmas*), Under a Vampire Moon and her site, my review, The Lady is a Vamp and her site, my review, Immortal Ever After and her site, my review, One Lucky Vampire and her site, my review, Vampire Most Wanted and her site, my review, The Immortal Who Loved Me and her site, my review, About a Vampire and her site, my review, Runaway Vampire and her site, my review, Immortal Nights.

Vampire Valentine is a short study in Bitten By Cupid, set in the Argeneau world, here's my review.

The Gift is a short story in The Bite Before Christmas, set in the Argeneau world, here's my review.

Rogue Hunter (Sub series of *Argeneau*): The Immortal Hunter, The Rogue Hunter, The Renegade Hunter.

Devil of the Highlands: The Devil of the Highlands and her site, my review, Taming the Wayward Bride and her site, my review, The Hellion and the Highlander and her site, my review.

Madison Sisters: The Countess and her site, my review, The Heiress and her site, my review, The Husband Hunt and her site, my review.

Highlander: An English Bride in Scotland and her site, my review, To Marry a Scottish Laird and her site, my review, The Highlander Takes a Bride and her site, my review, Falling for the Highlander.

Stand Alone's: Knight of My Dreams and her site, my review.

Sally Green Author Page

The Story: I've seen her books around Goodreads, and they sound really good, and I really want to read them!

Series: The Half Bad Trilogy.

The Half Bad Trilogy: Half Lies and my review, Half Truths and my review, Half Bad and my review, Half Wild and my review, Half Lost and my review.

Lydia Kang Author Page

The Story: I'd seen her books around on Goodreads, and they looked really great, so I have to read them, and I can't wait!

Website

Series: Control

Control: Control and her site, my review, Catalyst and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: The Witch of November and her site.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Random Reads #219, February 4th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since , and I added it because ! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #234, February 4th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"Stiffening, he jerked his head up to peer toward the door and saw that it was the woman from a moment ago." -A Quick Bite by Lynsey Sands, page 22.

That says something, but it needs more context to make sense!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #244, February 4th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

From Goodreads:


Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #247, February 3rd

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!


Expected Publication:
From Goodreads:
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WWW Wednesday #251, February 3rd

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Behold the Bones, and yeah, it's so fantastic and I'm really enjoying it!
I read Human Error, such a great book, so fantastic, and I need to read more of this series!
I'm going to be reading A Quick Bite, and I can't wait, it sounds so great!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Brenda Joyce Author Page

The Story: I don't know when exactly or how I found Brenda Joyce's books. But I want to read them, and I can't wait for that!

Website

Series: Masters of Time, The Spymaster's Men, Saint Georges, Scottish Medievalthe deWarenne Dynasty, Bragg Saga, Delanza FamilyFrancesca Cahill Deadly.

Masters of Time: Dark Seduction and her site, my review, Dark Rival and her site, my review, Dark Embrace and her site, my review, Dark Victory and her site, my review, Dark Lover and her site, my review.

The Spymaster's Men: Seduction and her site, my review, my reread, Persuasion and her site, my review, Surrender and her site, my review.

Saint Georges: Beyond Scandal and her site, my review, The Finer Things and her site, my review.

Medieval Scotland: Highlander and her site, my review, A Rose in the Storm and her site, my review,A Sword Upon the Rose and her site, my review.

So this next bit needs some explanations. Like that it's a bunch of series, slightly connected by family. That there's a kinda series, the deWarenne Dynasty that's a part of this, but some of them are technically stand alone's. As well as, one of the series is best read in chronological order, and the others, in publication order.

The Series: the deWarenne Dynasty, Bragg Saga, Delanza Family, Francesca Cahill Deadly.

The Conqueror and her site, my review, Promise of the Rose and her site, my review, The Game and her site, my review, The Prize and her site, my review, The Masquerade and her site, my review, The Stolen Bride and her site, my review, A Lady at Last and her site, my review, The Perfect Bride and her site, my review, A Dangerous Love and her site, my review, An Impossible Attraction and her site, my review, The Promise and her site, my review, House of Dreams and her site, my review, Innocent Fire and her site, my review, Firestorm and her site, my review, Violent Fire and her site, my review, Dark Fires and her site, my review, Fires of Paradise and her site, my review, Scandalous Love and her site, my review, Secrets and her site, my review, After Innocent and her site, my review, A Gift of Joy and her site, my review, Deadly Love and her site, my review, Deadly Pleasure and her site, my review, Deadly Affairs and her site, my review, Deadly Desire and her site, my review, Deadly Caress and her site, my review, Deadly Promise and her site, my review, Deadly Illusions and her site, my review, Deadly Kisses and her site, my review, Deadly Vows and her site, my review.

the deWarenne Dynasty: The Conqueror, Scandalous Love, Promise of the Rose, The Game, House of Dreams, The Prize, The Masquerade, The Stolen Bride, A Lady at Last, The Perfect Bride, A Dangerous Love, An Impossible Attraction, The Promise.

Bragg Saga: Innocent Fire, Firestorm, Violent Star, Dark Fires, Fires of Paradise, Scandalous Love, Secrets.

Delanza Family: Secrets, After Innocent, A Gift of Joy.

Francesca Cahill Deadly: Deadly Love, Deadly Pleasure, Deadly Affairs, Deadly Desire, Deadly Caress, Deadly Promise, Deadly Illusions, Deadly Kisses, Deadly Vows.

Stand Alone's: The Third Heiress and her site, my review, Splendor and her site, my review, The Darkest Heart and her site, my review, Double Take and her site, my review, Captive and her site, my review, The Rival and her site, my review, The Chase and her site, my review, Lovers and Liars and her site, my review.

Anthologies: Sexy Summer Reads and my review, Perfect Secrets and her site, my review, Heart of the Home and her site, my review, Scandalous Weddings and her site, my review.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We Have the Cover of Clash of Kingdoms #1!!!!

We have the cover of Ever the Hunted by

We Have the Cover of Nemesis!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Nemesis by Anna Bank! Yeah!

We Have the Cover of Nevermore Chronicles #1!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Nevermore by Jay Kristoff! And it's so creepy and good!

We Have the Cover of Elemental Assassin #15!!!!

Yes, we have the cover of Unraveled by Jennifer Estep! Bitter Bite hasn't come out yet, but I'm really excited about this book!

Teaser Tuesday #251, February 2nd

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open 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!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Death Magic by Eileen Wilks, page 203.

"Time to get to work. While she waited to hear from whatever expert Ida found, she took her phone to the porch and set it to camera mode."

I need more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, February 1, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #243, February 1st

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #242
Teaser Tuesday #250
WWW Wednesday #250
WOW #247
Will the Time Come #243
Third Sentence Thursday #233
Random Reads #218
First Lines Friday #237
The Reward Challenge Update #228
Follow Friday #220
How Well I Stuck to It #72
Wrote that Review Update #77

Week 5 Reviews:
Feverborn
Being Jamie Baker
Kissing Jamie Baker
More Than Jamie Baker
Burn
Shade Me

Write on Review-a-Thon:
January Sign Up

Random:
Kelly Oram Author Page
Rebecca Maizel Author Page
Christina Meredith Author Page
Katrina Leno Author Page
Lauren Sabel Author Page
M.G. Reyes Author Page
Bryan Bliss Author Page
Amy Reed Author Page

OK, so I got  posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Forbidden, Banished, Behold the Bones, Human Nature, Blood Magic, Blood Challenge, Death Magic, Human ErrorBrotherhood in Death, and Dreamology.

She thought she’d lost everything . . .

After spending months traveling the harsh, unforgiving Mesopotamian desert, Jayden reunites with a broken, injured Kadesh. Although everyone was convinced the violent and unpredictable Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, killed the handsome prince, Jayden knew in her heart that her love was alive and safe. But their reunion is short-lived, as they learn Horeb is on their trail and determined to take back the girl he has claimed. Soon, the two star-crossed lovers are on the run toward Sariba, Kadesh’s homeland, where, as heir to the Kingdom, he plans to make Jayden his princess.

But the trek to Sariba is fraught with heartache and danger. After narrowly escaping being stoned to death for a crime she didn’t commit, and learning that her sister has disappeared, Jayden’s only solace is her love for Kadesh. But even he is keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that will change everything.

This gorgeous and enchanting sequel to Forbidden, is full of love, danger, and heated passion that will leave readers breathless.
Candace “Candy” Pickens has been obsessed with the swamp lore of her tiny Louisiana town for . . . forever. Name any ghostly swamp figure and Candy will recite the entire tale in a way that will curl your toes and send chills up your spine.

That doesn’t mean Candy’s a believer, however. Even though she and her friends entered the swamp at the start of summer and left it changed, Candy’s the only one who can’t see or feel the magical swamp Shine. She’s also the only one who can’t see the ghosts that have been showing up and spooking everyone in town ever since. So Candy concentrates on other things—real things. Like fighting with her mother and plotting her escape from her crazy town.

But ghosts aren’t the only newcomers in Sticks, Louisiana. The King family arrives like a hurricane: in a blur and unwanted—at least by Candy. Mr. King is intent on filming the rumored ghostly activity for his hit TV show, Local Haunts. And while Candy can’t ignore how attracted she is to eighteen-year-old Gage King and how much his sister, Nova, wants to be friends, she’s still suspicious of the King family.

As Candy tries to figure out why the Kings are really in town and why the swamp that had previously cast her aside now seems to be invading every crack in her logical, cynical mind, she stumbles across the one piece of swamp lore she didn’t know. It’s a tale that’s more truth than myth, and may have all the answers . . . and its roots are in Candy’s own family tree.
An urban fantasy novella from USA Today bestselling author Eileen Wilks's world of the lupi, where the darkest magic will leave its mark…

FBI Agent Lily Yu is turning twenty-nine—a milestone she's decidedly ambivalent about. But her birthday celebration is cut short when the naked, heavily tattooed body of a man is found in a Northern California town. The victim was David Pruitt, and years ago, he was close friends with Rule Turner, prince of the lupi.

At first it seems like a bizarre ritual killing, but there’s more than magic afoot: David wasn't human. And the killer isn't finished…
Lily Yu and Lupi prince Rule Turner have a bigger problem than their families not accepting their impending human/werewolf mixed marriage. A powerful ancient nemesis of Lily's grandmother has come to San Diego to turn the city into a feeding ground.
Lily Yu and Rule Turner's engagement announcement is stirring up ugly passions in the Humans First camp. There's hate mail. Death threats. Lily's car is vandalized. But professionally, things are going smoothly...until a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree.

Then Rule's brother, Benedict, catches a lovely intruder--twice. The first time she's sneaking around the home of the leader of Humans First. The second time, she sneaks into Nokolai Clanhome with a mysterious potion.

It may not be possible to deal with the rapidly escalating situation the way Lily always has: through the law. Especially when she's pulled off the case due to an alleged conflict of interest. Lily's loyalties will be stretched to the breaking point when she discovers that the deaths in Tennessee were only the opening skirmish in an all-out war.
DEATH MAGIC opens with Special Agent Lily Yu in Washington, D.C. with her fiancĂ©--lupi prince Rule Turner—to testify before a Senate subcommittee about her role in the magical collapse of a mountain last month. She is not there to tell them about the strange legacy she carries from that event—or about the arcane bond between her and Rule--or what her boss in Unit Twleve of the FBI's Magical Crimes Division is really up to. She sure won't tell them that the lupi are at war with an Old One who wants to remake humanity in her own image.

Lily is managing the conflict between her duty as an officer of the law and the need for secrecy pretty well . . . until the rabidly anti-magic senator who chairs that committee is murdered. The line between right and wrong, always so clear to her, becomes hopelessly blurred as events catapult them all towards disaster, and prophecies of a cataclysmic end to the country she loves and serves--and to the entire race of lupi--seem well on their way to being fulfilled.
In this urban fantasy novella set in New York Times bestselling author Eileen Wilks's world of the lupi, a family holiday provides respite from an ongoing war—but not without a few skirmishes of its own...

Benedict would do anything to make Arjenie happy, even spend Christmas meeting her large, Wiccan, entirely human family. As a lupi warrior who's lived most of his life at Clanhome, Benedict is more than a little nervous. He isn't used to fitting in with humans, let alone a family who celebrates the Wiccan holiday of Yule.

Benedict even asked his brother for advice about clothes, hoping to create the right impression. So it's a shame that things go wrong from the moment he steps out of the car . . .
Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy...

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

Whimsical, romantic and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel will win readers’ hearts.