Monday, April 6, 2020

Review: Darkmore Penitentiary

Author Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti
Format e-ARC
Print Length 563 pages
Publisher self
Published March 29, 2020

“We're going to own you.”
“We're going to break you.”
“When we're through with you, you won’t remember life before you were ours.”
That’s what they whisper as I pass their cells.

Ha. Guess what bastardos? I’m Rosalie Oscura, champion underground cage-fighter and freaking Alpha Werewolf from the infamous Oscura Clan. My family wrote the book on criminal organisations and I’ll be ruling this place by the time the next moon rises.

Papà always said my hot head would land me in here one day. The supernatural prison they call Darkmore Penitentiary. Where they send the cruellest, most dangerous Fae in Solaria. Like me apparently.

I’ve always had a thing for Alpha males, but the ones in here don’t have a thing for me. Especially after what I did to them…

I accidentally insulted a ruthless Lion Shifter and riled up his army of cutthroat followers.

I may have enraged the sinful Incubus who’s been condemned to isolation for committing an unspeakable crime.

Despite my better judgement, I taunted the sinister Vampire guard who has a dark vendetta against me.

And I kinda deceived the black-hearted Werewolf who rules over my sworn enemies. Though I blame fate for that one – bitch never was on my side.

I don’t know why I’m surprised, I always did have a knack for getting into trouble.

Just look at my criminal record:

Driving Under the Influence of the Moon (I’m a Werewolf, I’m always under the influence of the moon, duh)
One count of MIPS - Minor in Possession of Stardust (I’m just glad they never figured out why I was using it)
Bedazzlement (I can’t help it if I dazzle people into giving me their money)
Alpha Wolf Status Abuse (It’s calling being a leader, idiotas)
Hijacking a Pegasus and riding him through a rainbow on private property (Totally his idea)
Coercing two members of law enforcement to dance naked on the top of their vehicle for seven hours (What’s not hilarious about that?)
Bank Robbery (All that gold was getting lonely stuck in that vault)
Murdering a security guard (Alright I regret that one, but it was a total accident)
So maybe I deserve to be in prison, but do you want to know a secret?

I planned to get sent to Darkmore Penitentiary.

I’ve come to break out the most notorious criminal in Solaria.

The trouble is, I need the help of the four Alpha males to get out of here. And they happen to hate each other almost as much as they hate me.

But I always did love a challenge.

How hard could it be to make them accept me as their leader?

This is an RH set in the world of Solaria after the events of Zodiac Academy and Dark Fae and contains some character crossover but can be read as a standalone series without having read the other books.

My Opinion

This is a spin-off series of Zodiac Academy (original series) and Dark Fae (spin-off). I recommend reading them first. There may be spoilers from a book or two in these series within my review. Also, this is one of only two reverse harems I would recommend ever- it may help that the other one is written by this dynamic sister duo as well. Consider yourself warned.

In the Dark Fae series, we met Rosalie as Dante’s little cousin. Well, honey, I am here to tell you, she has grown up and dang does she have a set of brass balls on her. She purposely gets herself to a maximum fae prison, to bust someone out of the prison. All with Dante’s blessing and help. Hold the phone, say what? Yeah, not only that but she and Dante are dual alpha’s to their pack. There is a lot of love between these two and you can tell that the family blood is strong.

Rosalie, herself is a moon wolf, which while wolf shifters are a dime a dozen- moon wolves are actually extremely rare. This rarity does not make her a special snowflake though. Instead, she acknowledges it, owns that it may give her an edge and then moves on. This is one bad ass main heroine and I gotta say I kinda love her. She knows herself, her likes/dislikes- she is self-aware and self-assured. She is bold, feisty and a little bit reckless. Since she is a wolf shifter, polygamy is in their blood so move on to the love interests.

Cain is the head officer and has been assigned as Rosalie’s CO. He is a vampire, who has a flashy edge to him. He is tough, by the book with a dark secret. Rosalie figures out what he likes pretty early on and is not afraid to use it to her advantage. Will he realize he is being played? Is he being played? Only the next book will tell.

Roary is Rosalie’s childhood crush. She is also the reason she agreed to do the inside job. He knows he is ten years her senior, and while he is attracted to her, he tries to keep her at a distance. I hated him in the Dark Fae series, I wanted Elise to punch him. In this book though, I wanted to be his bestie. Poor Roary, Rosalie has to get him outta this prison.

Sin is Rosalie’s target. Her mission break him out of this maximum security prison. If only she can, if only his crazy doesn’t screw it up. I feel kinda bad for Sin. I want to think he is misunderstood. Is he though? Or is he just crazy.

Ethan is the alpha of the Lunar Brotherhood. First what do you mean he is the alpha and second, dang is he hot, like HOTT hot. Yepper, worthy of the double T. Those of y’all who know me well, know that not a lot are worthy of the double T. He is also an ass, the fact that he tries to keep him and Rosalie being mated a secret pisses me off to no end. Dude needs to man up. I get why but dang, that has to hurt my girl’s ego a little.

Rosalie is not just up against the warden and guards in the prison. She needs to find out what is going on in the Psych ward- everyone does. She pissed off a rival gang leader, the old Oscura prison alpha-who she unseated, and there is a really weird guy name Plunger that yeah is just weird. Will she be able to get all of her men outta of there alive? Will she come out of there alive? Or will the prison break her? I have no clue but with the cliffhanger that we are left with dang it I need the next edition like now. 

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote The truth was the truth was the truth.

Other People

Cain- guard, vampire
Roary- Lion shifter, family friend, Leon’s older brother 
Sin- Incubus, mercenary assassin
Ethan- Alpha of the Lunar Brotherhood, wolf shifter, mate

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Book Trailer Saturday (12) One Foot in the Grace

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sigh... 

Her dad’s job is with the dead... and he’s bringing his work home with him.

Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (12) What I Like About You

Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Can a love triangle have only two people in it? Online, it can…but in the real world, it's more complicated. In this debut novel that’s perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, Marisa Kanter hilariously and poignantly explores what happens when internet friends turn into IRL crushes.

Is it still a love triangle if there are only two people in it?

There are a million things that Halle Levitt likes about her online best friend, Nash.

He’s an incredibly talented graphic novelist. He loves books almost as much as she does. And she never has to deal with the awkwardness of seeing him in real life. They can talk about anything…

Except who she really is.

Because online, Halle isn’t Halle—she’s Kels, the enigmatically cool creator of One True Pastry, a YA book blog that pairs epic custom cupcakes with covers and reviews. Kels has everything Halle doesn’t: friends, a growing platform, tons of confidence, and Nash.

That is, until Halle arrives to spend senior year in Gramps’s small town and finds herself face-to-face with real, human, not-behind-a-screen Nash. Nash, who is somehow everywhere she goes—in her classes, at the bakery, even at synagogue.

Nash who has no idea she’s actually Kels.

If Halle tells him who she is, it will ruin the non-awkward magic of their digital friendship. Not telling him though, means it can never be anything more. Because while she starts to fall for Nash as Halle…he’s in love with Kels. 

Why am I waiting?

This just seems like a cute read.  I mean can you image this happening in real life. I sure can and how do you overcome the love of a non-real being?

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Teaser Tuesday (11) Badger To The Bone

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
• 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.

Teaser One

"Oh, you misunderstand again. This isn't a discussion. I'm actually telling you that if you upset either or both of my sisters, I'll kill you and, possibly, anything you might remotely love." And she still smiled.

Badger To The Bone Kindle Location 183

Max will do anything for her sisters. Anything! Without batting an eye. Love that about her.

Teaser Two

"Awwwwwww," Streep said. "You guys, we kave to keep him nowwww. He's adorable!"

Nelle closed her eyes, shook her head. "He's not a rescued kitten, Streep."

"But still!"

Ze glanced over at Max, one brow raised. Her response? Mouthing, Oh, my God. Sorry.
And that only made Ze laugh harder.

Badger To The Bone Kindle Location 1671

At least Ze has a sense of humor. He is going to need it.

Teaser Three

She'd been much... nicer to him since they'd left the army surplus store. He tried not to be paranoid about her change of attitude but he manged to live a relatively long, healthy life so far by being incredibly paranoid.

Badger To The Bone Kindle Location 1962

Oh, Ze, be afraid! Very afraid! Looks like you are beginning to smell very very nice.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (11) Starbreaker (Endeavor #2)

Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Captain Tess Bailey and Shade Ganavan never wanted to be heroes. Now, revolution is in the wind and the universe on the brink of catastrophic war. Tess, Shade, and the remaining crew of the Endeavor are still the galaxy's Most Wanted. With the Dark Watch—and every bounty hunter known to humankind—scouring the known sectors for them, the situation couldn't be more desperate.

The clock is ticking. As their attraction builds and secrets are revealed, Tess and Shade must decide if they trust each other enough to plan their next move together. They could change the course of history…or at least bring hot water to the showers aboard the Endeavor. They'll just have to tackle one crisis at a time. 

Why am I waiting?

I loved the first book in this series, even with it not ending in a cliffhanger I cannot help but wonder what the characters are doing now?  How are they avoiding the bounty hunters.  Has her father figured things out yet?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Teaser Tuesday (10) Magic Bound (Ravencrest Academy, #1)

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
• 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.

Teaser One

“I’m sorry, but now that your powers have manifested, now that you’re a fully-fledged witch, you can’t stay on pack lands.” Connor pins me with his gaze. “Even if I were to issue a formal invitation for you to stay, our laws can’t protect you anymore. I can’t protect you, but the school can.”

Magic Bound page 24

Who are you protecting her from? Why were her powers bounded? Why does sending her to a school seem like a death sentence?

Teaser Two

She swallows. “I know.” Her gaze moves away from me. “You’re not what I expected, not from what they told me.” 

“What who told you?” 

She flinches. “Never mind. I’ve said too much. You better get back to your room.”

Magic Bound page 84
I do not trust Penny. She is up to something. Why did she have expectations of Selena? What expectations did she have? Oh and who has been talking about her?

Teaser Three

"You are a St. James after all. I don’t know why I ever expected better. You’re just as bad as everything I ever thought about your parents. Maybe worse. Perfect, pretty Tristan who always gets what he wants.”

"I always get what I want? he asks, the question carried on a huff of incredulity. "If only that were true..."

Magic Bound page 157
Am I the only one wondering what Tristan wants? Or maybe who?

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Book Trailer Saturday (10) Chain of Gold

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sigh...

Chain of Gold is the first novel in a new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London.

Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.

James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero…and falling in love.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Review: Shadow Wolf: True Mates Generations Book 7

Author Alicia Montgomery
Format e-ARC
Print Length 229 pages
Publisher self
Published Feb. 18, 2020

When tragedy took away everything she loved, Mika Westbrooke hardened her heart and focused her energy on defeating her clan’s enemies. However, when a charming Cajun worms his way into the New York clan, her instincts and her wolf go haywire and she suspects that he may be the one fate intended for her--her True Mate. But Mika doesn't want a mate or to love again. But he can give her one thing she does want … a child of her own, to love and cherish and fill in the void in her heart.

One fateful night, Marc Delacroix calls in a favor from one of the most powerful Betas in the world, and finally escapes the nightmare he’s been living for decades. All he has to do now is keep his head down and serve the New York Lycan clan for the next five years then he can be truly free to live his life. But he didn’t expect to meet Mika Westbrooke or that his inner wolf would be so fixed on the green-eyed beauty. He knows he needs to focus on his goal, but Mika’s proving to be a distraction--an alluring one, but a distraction nonetheless. Then she gives him an offer he can’t refuse … one night with her sweet body, in exchange for giving her the pup she desperately wants.

They strike a bargain, but keeping things casual is harder than they think, and when someone tries to hurt Mika, his protective instincts kick in. Are the mages out to kill her or is it Delacroix’s past, coming back to haunt him?

Find out by downloading this sexy paranormal shifter romance!

This is a full-length werewolf paranormal romance with explicit love scenes, naughty language, and shifter suspense action with guaranteed HEA, no cheating and no cliffhangers!

Although it works as a standalone romance story, this book takes place in the True Mates series. Though not necessary, I recommend you read the rest of the books to understand the world and the main plot.

My Opinion 

While you could read this as a stand alone- I wouldn’t. I would have to read it, where it takes place in the series as each book ties into a previous one. There may be spoilers from previous books, #sorrynotsorry, consider yourself warned.

The mages have upped their game, and so must the New York Clan. To do so a task force is formed with Mika at the head. All hands are on deck so Jacob and Marc are called home from Zhobghadi. Not that it was really a home to Marc-he had just recently transferred from a Louisiana clan before being sent to guard Queen DeeDee.

Mika was my second favorite character throughout the spin off (DeeDee being first) so when I realized this one would be about her- I had to jump for joy. She is type A personality with a tad bit of attitude mixed in. Mika had something tragic happen to her a few years ago, which makes her closed off to outsiders. It is totally understandable, yet one can’t help but wonder if it is just a front. I love how she is not afraid to go after what she wants though. Girl has enough guts to initiate that kinda conversation is #goals. Not only that but Mika can go on the defense for just about anyone in a nano second- love how strong she is.  Not sure I would have her strength.

He has had a crappy hand dealt to him.  His upbringing, well lets just say it wasn't the best.  Marc is flirty, full of himself and I know it’s just a front (no wondering here ya’ll). He is well, charming. That is all. Others will say cocky, bold, a little to strong coming on to Mika. Nah, he charmed her butt good! The book goes deeper into his background, and life before transferring to the New York Clan. I gotta say I loved it!  Where the story took us, dang.  Hold on to your hats y'all it's about to get bumpy.

 I like their story- True Mates, yes, insta-lust, yes, insta-love no. That my friends makes for a good read. There is action, a common enemy and mystery-who really is trying to kill Mika?  Is it because of her connection to the New York Clan or is it something more?

That ending though! Holy cow! SO much was revealed! So much was left to ask! Is he? Did he? Will he? What the what were all the reactions I had. Which should tell you something since this one did not end on a technical cliff hanger.

My Rating 4 out of five stars

Favorite Quote “My personal life is not up to discussion. Now if you’d like to discuss who tried to end my actual life, then I’d be willing to talk.”

Other People 

Lucas- Alpha to the New York Wolves

Nick- Lucas’ beta

Jacob Martin- Delacroix’s bestie

Lizzie Martin- head of tech, technopath

Wyatt Creed-operations manager, Jada and Sebastian’s son

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (10) Badger to the Bone

Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights 

She’s the woman he’s been hired to kidnap. But ZeZé Vargas has other ideas . . . like getting them both out of this nightmare alive. Just one problem. She’s crazy. Certifiably. Because while he’s plotting their escape, the petite Asian beauty is plotting something much more deadly . . .

Max “Kill It Again” MacKilligan has no idea what one of her own is doing with all these criminal humans until she realizes that Zé has no idea who or what he is. Or exactly how much power he truly has.

But Max is more than happy to bring this handsome jaguar shifter into her world and show him everything he’s been missing out on. A move that might be the dumbest thing she’s ever done once she realizes how far her enemies will go to wipe her out. Too bad for them Zé is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her alive . . . and honey badgers are just so damn hard to kill!

Why am I waiting?

Max's story! It is finally here! Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to laugh, to love and to cheer this love story on. Shipping it so hard and I haven't even met ZeZé yet.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Teaser Tuesday (9) Shadow Wolf

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
• 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.

Teaser One

She braced for the impact of bullets, shutting her eyes tight as she leapt forward, ready to release her wolf. However, the only impact she felt was a strong, vice-like grip wrap around her stomach and pull back.

"What the-" She opened her mouth wide, trying to suck in the air that had been knocked out of her.

Shadow Wolf Kindle Location 473

What in the world has her? Is this friend or foe? Did she get shot and go into the afterlife?

Teaser Two

"I'm already having the footage from Muccino's and Petite Louve's security cameras sent to Lizzie. Daric? Can you give me a lift to HQ? I left my car at the cemetery."

Lucas frowned. "The ceme-" He face faltered. "Jesus,********, I'm sorry. I forgot what today was."

Shadow Wolf Kindle Location 576

Oh my goodness, I don't know what is worse. Being at the cemetary, mourning or to come back to your loving family who forgot what the day was to her.

Teaser Three


Her shoulders tensed up.

"What the hell are you talking about?"
"Were you so afraid to face me that morning that you had to put half a world between us?"

He stalked toward her with ground-eating steps.

Shadow Wolf Kindle Location 1302

Well, that is one way to get her attention. I get his anger though. I totally would be just as mad.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Review: Wicked Hunt

Author Megan Montero 
Format e-book
Print Length 160 pages 
Publisher self 
Published Feb. 26, 2020

To take him down, I’d use all of my power…

I know exactly who Dario Malbeck is. I know everything about him. I know all of his dirty secrets and his evil deeds. He is more of a monster than my father ever was...because Dario just likes it.

He needs to go down for what he did. He needs to pay for his crimes and I’ve dreamt of this day for a long time. So when Matteaus asks me and Cross to hunt him down, I don’t hesitate to say yes. I want the man dead, the problem is…he’s Cross’s father. Deep down I know he doesn’t want his own father dead and I’ll do anything to spare him that pain. Now I must find a way to stop Dario without killing him. If I don’t, I may lose Cross forever.

And that would be the biggest problem ever because I kind of, sort of, accidentally fell in love with Cross.

To win, I’ll have to walk that fine line between good and evil…but a little bad never hurt anybody, right?

My Opinion 

There will be spoilers from books in both series: The Royals: The Witches Court and The Royals: The Warlock Court. Consider yourself warned.

We are introduced to Cross and Ophelia in The Royals: The Witches Court series. They are my favorite secondary non-couple couple in the series. Ophelia is my favorite secondary character of both courts so far. So to say that I was excited to read their story is an understatement. I went into this one expecting a lot. It blew my expectations out of the water, onto dry land in another continent! Dang! This was a fabulous novella- I have read it four times already, yes, it is that good. 

Coming out of The Royals: The Witches Court, Ophelia had just help kill her own father. She knows the emotional toil that has taken on her. When Cross is tasked to do so by Matteaus, it was like fate was granting them permission to take out the big baddie without feeling guilt. Matteaus is an angel after all. Ophelia doesn’t want Cross to go through what she did- so she sets out to protect him. What we get is an action packed novella with just enough chemistry and tension thrown in that you get to the ending thinking that is all? When is the next time we get to see them again? I mean come on- they are fabulous together and we need more. We demand more, even if it is just in the supporting cast role again.

Ophelia is a bad ass half witch half warlock. She is full of sass, without a lot of peppiness or smiling. Most people take her as being well a witch, when the reality is she is so much more. Lots of people see her as evil, Cross sees her as perfect. He has always supported her. Where she goes, he follows. If she is in danger, he is typically right next to her in just as much danger. That is why he is perfect for her. The author has been hinting at something going on between these two for a long time. Cross has always flirted with Ophelia and she has almost always resisted him. They were like two objects that were being pushed towards each other and yet held back at the same time. So for several books now, I have wondered what has held her back. 

Holy heck bat man is it big! So big that I did not see it coming! Then got teary eyed, then let them fall when I realized what had happened between them. Damn you, Cross! I could have shaken you! I wanted to shake you! I understand Ophelia even more now than ever before. She is still my favorite!

Moving on to Cross, as an heir to the warlock council, he has always had a lot of pressure on him. He has had the benefit of the other heirs being by his side through it all. Becket as his guy besite, Logan and Maze have helped him through the pain of having a heartless mom and an evil dad. They even support him with Ophelia. This makes him more grounded than others who had to rely only on themselves. He is powerful. He is an heir. He willing steps back so that Ophelia can shine in her element. Gotta love a man who supports his gal. Not once do I feel like the tries to stop her from one of her hair brain schemes. Probably because he knows it wouldn’t matter, and he trust that her solution will work its way out. I love how supportive he is of Ophelia. 

For a novella this one packs an emotional punch! We learn about Ophelia’s mom, her birth mom. We see Astrid and Beckett- boy is he in hot water with her. So much so that I cannot wait for the next book to be released. If this one was any indication- Beck is in TROUBLE with a capital T. Astrid is pissed and ready for revenge. Ophelia is all for helping her, so why not? I like how their friendship is growing (Astrid and Ophelia’s). Ophelia needs a friend that is just for her and this just makes me so happy.

Action packed from beginning to end. The race to find Cross daddy is on, and Ophelia is taking no prisoners. She wants to prevent Cross from the pain of killing his dad. Which in itself says something. 

So much is revealed, so many questions left to ask. Please write faster! I need to see Logan and Maze. I want to watch Astrid get her revenge. I want to see Beck grovel at her toes. Is Tilly okay? Do Ophelia and Cross take that step that they haven’t taken yet? I need back into the world of The Royals: Warlock Court now! 

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Bet that was a kick in the psychic ego balls for you.”

Other People 

Astrid- female warlock heir
Beckett- warlock heir, bestie to Cross
Maze- one of the five founding bloodlines of the warlock court, physic

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (9) Crush the King (Crown of Shards #3)

Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

A fierce gladiator queen must face off against her enemies in an epic battle in this next thrilling installment of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series—an action-packed adventure full of magic, murderous machinations, courtly intrigue, and pulse-pounding romance.

Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona has survived the mass murder of the royal family, become a fearsome warrior trained by an elite gladiator troupe, and unleashed her ability to destroy magic. After surviving yet another assassination attempt orchestrated by the conniving king of Morta, Evie has had enough. It’s time to turn the tables and take the fight to her enemies. 

There is no better opportunity to strike than during the Regalia Games, a time when warriors, nobles, and royals from all the kingdoms come together to compete in various sporting events. With the help of her loyal friends, Evie goes on the attack at the Regalia, but things don’t turn out the way she hopes. Soon, she is facing a terrifying new threat, and she will have to dig deep and learn even more about her growing magic if she has any chance of defeating her foes.

Because to secure her throne and ensure her kingdom’s survival, Evie must think like a true Bellonan: she must outsmart and outwit her enemies . . . and crush the king. 

Why am I waiting?

Have you read the first two books in the series? No, what are you waiting for? Once you read them you will understand why I am bouncing up and down that the release date for this one is so close.