Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (218) The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck






"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, created by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on:

The Lantern's Ember

The Lantern's Ember by

Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare.

Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack’s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire—and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
Expected publication: September 11, 2018

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (202) Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read(s)
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) -- or less or more -- “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!) 
“You gave me a Ruger?" she asked. "No one has ever given me a..." She took a small step back. "Oh, my God." Charlie couldn't help but smile. "It's you," she cheered. "My giant, helpful blur!"
"The name is Berg. Berg Dunn.”
                           Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (201) Shiver by Suzanne Wright




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read(s)
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) -- or less or more -- “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!) 
Blake looked at me. "So, your idea of teenage rebellion against your mom was to develop neat-freaky ways that clashed with hers?"

Shiver by Suzanne Wright

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (217) Wherever You Are (KGI #12) by Maya Banks






"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, created by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on:

Wherever You Are (KGI, #12)

Wherever You Are (KGI #12) by

A KGI novel of nonstop suspense and explosive passion from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Brighter Than the Sun.

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering.
Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t...


When some well-deserved R & R turns into a volatile situation for Skylar Watkins, she knows her team will never get to her in time. Her only hope is a promise once made to her by a desperate, grateful man—and his squad is within range…

Driven by a steely demeanor and fierce loyalty, the warrior now tasked with saving Skylar’s life knows her value to the KGI. He’s seen firsthand how daring—and lethal—she can be. He’ll get her back or die trying, but what he isn’t prepared for is the desire to keep her close, for wanting her to remain in his arms and under his watch…forever.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
Expected publication: November 6, 2018

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (200) Idol by Kristen Callihan




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read(s)
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) -- or less or more -- “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!) 
"You got that? No one else did."
I close my eyes, let him support me. "No one else matters."
 and

 "I'll love you my whole life, and it won't feel like enough."


Idol by Kristen Callihan

{eARC Romance Review} Brighter Than the Sun (KGI #11) by Maya Banks

Brighter Than the Sun (KGI, #11)

Brighter Than the Sun (KGI #11) by

Searing action and passion ignite the latest KGI novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Darkest Before Dawn.

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering.
Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t...


As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated.

Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} 336 pages. Published March 7th 2017 by Berkley Book.eARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!
{Review} 

I enjoyed watching Joe fall. The last brother has seen his each and every of his brothers succumb to love but he has resisted. When Rusty brings home her friend Zoe, a skittish woman with secrets in her eyes, Joe can't help but fall. Admittedly things move fast, the Kelly men fall fast, but Joe's a sweetheart to Zoe. He wants to show her his favorite places, a fun time and that's she safe with him. Zoe is a sweet girl who had been taken in, her trust betrayed, and fearing for her life, she turns to the only person she can, her friend Rusty. The Kelly family is a revelation to Zoe, to think that there are so many people who love and look after each other.

While I liked Joe and Zoe's search for their happily ever after I thought the most intriguing element of the story was The Rusty and Sean Situation. A background character in the other books in the series Rusty has really grown into an interesting character. She's super smart - something she either keeps from her brothers or her brothers haven't bothered to learn about her - fiercely loyal and protective and in love with Sean. I admired her bravery, in going after what she wanted, but timing and harsh words demolish her heart, confidence, and causes her to take her life in a drastically different direction. I'm eager to learn what happens next.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (216) The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse






"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, created by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on:

The Echo Room

The Echo Room by

A smart, claustrophobic thriller where two teens escape a strange prison only to discover they weren't locked in, but were locking someone—or something—out
Rett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that he’s locked in. He’s not alone—a girl named Bryn is trapped in the room with him. When she finds a mysterious bloodstain and decides she doesn’t trust Rett, he tries to escape on his own—

Rett wakes on the floor of the same cold, dark room. He doesn’t trust Bryn, but he’ll have to work with her if he ever hopes to escape. They try to break out of the room—

Rett and Bryn hide in a cold, dark room. Safe from what’s outside.

But they’re not alone.

“The Maze Runner meets Memento” (Jeanne Ryan) in The Echo Room, a suspenseful, high-concept first novel with an immersive psychological mystery that follows Rett and Bryn, who are stuck in a time loop and forced to work together until they manage to escape a prison of their own making.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
Expected publication: September 11, 2018

What are you waiting on?