Tuesday, January 17, 2017

4 Happy Book Birthday To K Street And We're Celebrating With A #Giveaway


Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter (Point of Impact, the Swagger series) said, “I love tough guys, even when they’re gals, and Glock-toting, fast-thinking, wisecracking ex-DEA agent Kay Hamilton is one of the toughest going.”

The latest installment in M.A. Lawson's thrilling Kay Hamilton series, K Street finds the ex-DEA agent working solo to uncover the motivations behind a gruesome shooting at a covert intelligence agency in Washington, D.C.

It’s been almost a year since Kay Hamilton was fired from the DEA for going rogue. Since then, she’s been employed by the Callahan Group, a covert intelligence agency based in Washington, D.C. Her job description is as dubious as the people she works for, and the undercover mission that nearly killed her in Viking Bay has Hamilton questioning the legitimacy of her employers.

When Hamilton arrives at the Callahan Group’s K Street office to tender her resignation, she unwittingly interrupts a deadly heist during which the robbers have stolen the company safe and left her boss gravely injured. She knows that Thomas Callahan doesn’t keep much cash in the safe—the men must have been after something other than money. But before Callahan slips into a coma, he whispers a name that will lead Kay to an organization even more secretive than the Callahan Group: the NSA.

Gripping, cinematic, and endlessly entertaining, K Street is the third installment of M.A. Lawson’s Kay Hamilton series, which follows our tough, gun-toting, and fearless heroine as she sets out to find answers and exact revenge.


To celebrate the release of the third book in the Agent K Hamilton series, Blue Rider Press is giving our readers a chance to win a copy of K Street. This giveaway is open to US addresses only. You must be at least 17 years old to enter. Please read our entire giveaway policy before entering




Monday, January 16, 2017

0 Last Week In Review (34)



Currently Reading

Not much action here. Last week was horribly busy. I didn't get to read as much as I wanted to. Nor did I get to listen to my audio book as much as I wanted to. I've got about an hour left to go on Scrappy Little Nobody.



What I Plan To Read Next


My daughter and I both love this series.

What I Watched

While this week was super busy, I did manage to spend some chill time watching The Jungle Book and the first episode of A Series of Unfortunate Events now streaming on Netflix.



And at long last



New Books



I'm looking forward to reading these books! 

What are you looking forward to reading in 2017?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1 LORDS OF LOVE AND LEGENDS: RELEASE BLITZ and GIVEAWAY

From USA Today Bestselling and National Award-winning Authors
Allie Mackay, Brenda Jernigan and Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Four magical tales of timeless desire
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LORDS OF LOVE AND LEGENDS
Allie Mackay, Brenda Jernigan, Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Genre: Historical Romance, Scottish Romance, Regency Romance
Series: Legends Series, Book 2
Publisher: Scott Publishing
Publication Date: January 9, 2017
Lords of Love and Legends introduces you to lords and ladies who live and love in a world of magic and enchantment. The long ago days we dream about is their reality. In this collection, our heroes and heroines will take you there. Along the way, you’ll see them meet and fall in love, and you’ll share their happy-ever-after ending.
We’d like to thank you for joining them. We’ll leave the page here so they can whisk you away.
USA Today Bestselling and National Award-winning Authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder (aka Allie Mackay) and Brenda Jernigan sweep you into a long ago world of breathtaking passion and adventure where myth and legend was real, danger abounded, and lords and ladies risked everything for love!


Winter Fire by Sue-Ellen Welfonder... When a Highland lass meets a dashing stranger in an enchanted place, she gladly gives her heart – and her passion – to the lover she only knows as the Lord of Winter.


The Duke’s Lady by Brenda Jernigan… If you yearn for classic romance with noblemen, ladies, and intrigue, complete with a magnificent Cornish setting, this is your tale…
Some Like It Kilted by Allie Mackay… A legendary Highland chieftain and a modern American woman aren’t prepared for the passion that flares between them, or the ancient secrets that would tear them apart.
The Wicked Lady by Brenda Jernigan… If you like humor and a fun-filled read…this one is for you… When Trevor Claremont is blind-sided by a pickpocket, he isn't prepared for the feisty redhead who he finds is one wicked lady.

Treat yourself to hours of reading enjoyment with this beautiful collection of unforgettable romance!

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About the Authors


Allie Mackay
"Mackay is a master at penning magical tales of love across the ages."

~ Fresh Fiction


Allie Mackay is the pseudonym for USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder who won Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award for her debut title, Devil in a Kilt. Many of her books have been RT Award nominees, and most have received RT Top Picks and K.I.S.S. Hero Awards. She is thrilled to be an Amazon All-Star Author, and a winner of InD'Tale's RONE Award. Her favorite reader compliment is that her stories transport them to medieval Scotland, the setting of most of her books. She has three grand passions: Scotland, the paranormal, and animals. All can be found in her fun and sexy, light-hearted paranormal romances.
Brenda Jernigan


“Brenda Jernigan writes Romance, Adventure and Magic.”

~ Publisher’s Weekly


Brenda Jernigan is a Bestselling Author. Her books have been nominated for many awards – Book Seller’s Best Award, The Maggie Award, and The Holt Medallion Award. 
She grew up living the life of a tomboy – climbing trees, playing ball, and excluding starry-eyed romance from her daily repertoire.
Brenda discovered the love for books while taking her son to Story Hour at the local library – she was hooked. 
She figured having the same birthday as Ernest Hemingway couldn’t hurt.
Sue-Ellen Welfonder
“Sue-Ellen Welfonder brings legends and love to life.”
~ Fresh Fiction
USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder won Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award for her debut title, Devil in a Kilt.  Many of her books have been RT Award nominees, and have received RT Top Picks and K.I.S.S. Hero Awards. She is thrilled to be an Amazon All-Star Author, and a winner of InD'Tale's RONE Award. Her favorite reader compliment is that her stories transport them to medieval Scotland, the setting of most of her books.  She is also known for her strong heroines, Alpha heroes, and weaving Highland magic and humor into her tales.
Sue-Ellen also writes as Allie Mackay, penning contemporary paranormals, mostly set in the Scottish Highlands
Visit the author's official websites
Allie Mackay: http://www.alliemackay.com
Brenda Jernigan: http://www.brendajbooks.com
Sue-Ellen Welfonder: http://www.welfonder.com/
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

0 Review: A Perilous Undertaking


Title: A Perilous Undertaking (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery #2)
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 10, 2017
Hardcover, 338 Pages
ISBN: 9780451476159
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Source: Publisher

Summary

Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries...

London, 1887 . . Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week s time if Veronica cannot find the real killer.

But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems and unmasking her true identity is only the first of the many secrets Veronica must uncover. Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer a ruthless villain who not only took Artemisia s life in cold blood but is happy to see Ramsforth hang for the crime.

From a Bohemian artists colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent history, the investigation proves to be a very perilous undertaking indeed....

My Thoughts

Smart, witty, and fun, A Perilous Undertaking is sure to be one of your favorite reads for 2017. After reading the first book in the series, A Curious Beginning, I couldn't wait to see what Raybourn had in store for my new favorite heroine. Full of mystery and mayhem, she didn't disappoint.

In A Curious Beginning we left Veronica Speedwell and Stoker after they learned the reason Veronica was being hunted. Still reeling from that revelation, the duo get involved in another murder mystery involving London's artistic scene. Trouble begins before the investigation gets underway.

Deanna Raybourn makes her living creating memorable characters and story lines. Veronica and Stoker have the best chemistry. Their dialog is full of zingers and undertones. I wanted to shout at the pages, "Just kiss already!" I won't tell you if they do, but I will tell you I can't wait until the third book comes out. This series is just too good to miss! 





0 Cover Reveal: SOLOMON'S BELL



SOLOMON'S BELL (GENIE CHRONICLES, BOOK 2)

$11.95
Ginn thinks she has problems at home until she magically lands herself in 16th Century Prague.
By Michelle Lowery Combs
YA Fantasy/ Paranormal Mystery
Release Date: March 7, 2017 (pre-order)

Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0997788877
Novel: approx. 224 pages / 66,000 words
Also available as an ebook

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​Other Books in this Series: Heir to the Lamp (1), Solomon's Bell (2)


DESCRIPTION

To save her family, Ginn uses her newfound genie powers to transport herself and her friends to 16th century Prague. Only one thing there remains the same as at home:  she can't let anyone know what she really is.

The Emperor of Prague and those closest to him are obsessed with magic. In pursuit of it, they’ve waged war on the citizens of their city. In the citizens' defense, someone has brought to life a golem, a dangerous being with connections to an artifact capable of summoning and commanding an entire army of genies. Can Ginn escape the notice of the Emperor as she attempts to discover a way to defeat Prague’s golem in time to save her family from a similar creature?

Solomon's Bell is the sequel to Heir to the Lamp and the second book of the Genie Chronicles series.

EXCERPT

CJ’s new girlfriend is perfect. Freakishly perfect if you ask me… one of the cookie-cutter types at school with their immaculate hair and designer handbags. She even wears a pair of fat pearl earrings every day like so many of the others. They’re a crisp, preppy cult. I can’t stand it.

I’ve looked for other reasons to loathe Malory Clay besides her appearance. Unfortunately, aside from being a little clumsy, she’s perfect in every other way, too. She’s smart, polite to my parents when she’s at the house with CJ, and she goes out of her way to say hi to me in the halls at school. What kind of sophomore does that to an underclassman? Malory is even civil to my younger brothers Eli and Jasper, aka The Terrible Twosome. Although, when I think about it that could be another strike against her.

I’m supposed to be studying, so I try not to fathom how my dork of an older brother has ended up with a Barbie like Malory. Algebra, algebra, algebra, I remind myself. You have an exam tomorrow! But it’s no use. Not with Malibu Malory playing Xbox with my brother in the room next door. Something about her makes me tense and irritable. Especially when I compare her straight blonde hair that shimmers in the sun to the curly brown hair abomination I’ve been cursed with… apparently for life. It also irks me that Malory’s the right size for a teenage girl. I tower over all of my eighth-grade classmates like a human skyscraper.

“Wuts wrong?” Caleb Scott texts me.

I’m always amazed at Caleb’s ability to sense my mood even when we’re only texting. I’m tempted to complain about how much Malory’s uber awesomeness is getting under my skin, but I don’t want Caleb taking notice himself if he hasn’t already.

“Nothing. I’m good. Sick of school. Lol. Glad ur back, though.” 
It isn’t really a lie—the school year started five weeks ago, and I’m already missing summer. I’ll be okay once basketball season starts in a few weeks, and it helps that Caleb is back at Alexander this semester. He spent most of his freshman year at Plainview High, Alexander’s biggest rival. Caleb is a sophomore like CJ and Malory, so we don’t have any classes together. We do see each other at lunch, though.

Caleb and I aren’t officially a couple—he hasn’t asked me to be his girlfriend or anything, and I’m pretty sure my parents would say he’s too old for me even if he did. He’s not even sixteen yet! What I can’t say to my mom and dad is: “What’s a two year age difference between people who’ve survived an imp attack together?”

My parents don’t know I’m a genie—neither did I until last year. They’d never let me out of their sight if they knew about the Order of the Grimoire and how they were probably trying to figure a way to summon and imprison me… again… at any given moment. Not a day has passed in the last ten months that I haven’t checked my closet and under the bed for one of the ugly lump-covered, winged imps the Order likes to use to spy on anyone they suspect to be in possession of any kind of magic.

What I wouldn’t give to be able to talk to Rashmere right now. I check my phone to see if he’s answered my last text.

“Wuts up, Rash? How’s Fiji?”
No answer. Probably surfing or something equally awesome, I decide. I try not to resent the fact that Rashmere is living it up on the other side of the world while I’m doing Algebra homework. The guy did spend the better part of two hundred years inside a lamp waiting for me to be born.

“Txt me when u can… need to talk. Hope you get a ton of sand in ur shorts every time u wipeout. ;-)”
I close my algebra book and push it to the far corner of my desk. I need a break! I hear Malory giggle through CJ’s open bedroom door and decide it’s time to leave.

“Hey, CJ,” I say to my brother, leaning against his doorframe. “I’m heading to the library for a while.”

“Yeah, okay,” CJ answers. He looks up at me and winks. The “library” is how CJ and I refer to the inside of the genie’s lamp: a code we use whenever I’m visiting the lamp and need CJ to cover for me with Mom and Dad.

Malory jumps to her feet from where she’s been sitting on the side of CJ’s bed, and a game controller that’s been lying in her lap falls to the floor. CJ winces at the cracking noise the chunk of black plastic makes against the hardwood. Nice! “You know, Virginia, I’m a good student. I’d be happy to help you study anytime,” Malory says sweetly, oblivious to my brother, who cradles the Xbox controller at Malory’s feet like it’s a puppy she’s just kicked. “It’d be no trouble at all. Besides, I’ve been hoping for the chance to get to know you better.”

I look at her blankly. Seriously, is she for real? “Um… thanks, but I’m okay. I like to get out of the house to study sometimes. Things can get pretty crazy around here.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Lowery Combs is an award-winning writer and blogger who studied business and English at Jacksonville State University. She lives in Alabama with her husband and their army of children. When not in the presence of throngs of toddlers, tweens, and teens, Michelle can be found among the rows of her family's farm, neglecting her roots and dreaming up the next best seller. She is a member of the Alabama Writers' Conclave and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).​
Check Michelle out at her website MichelleLoweryCombs.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

0 Last Week In Review (33)


What I'm Currently Reading


I hoped to finish listening to Scrappy Little Nobody last week, but every time I put my earbuds in I was interrupted. Hopefully, I'll finish this week.

What I Finished


I love this series. You'll be able to read my review of A Perilous Undertaking on Wednesday. 

What I Watched

I forgot to mention last week that Sherlock is back! I haven't watched this week's episode yet, so no spoilers please. 


And I finally, finally, finally watched Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children! There were several liberties taken with the movie that weren't in the book, but the movie was okay.



That was basically my week. How was yours?

Monday, January 9, 2017

0 From Boy Bands to Children: Interview with Maria Watts


1. You're a working mom with two small children. When and where do you find time to write?

Time is always an issue. I usually write when my family is asleep. Then I snuggle up on the couch with my blanket, a cup of tea and my laptop. In the solitude and calmness of the night, I get totally immersed in the story and the words just keep flowing.


2. Music and boy bands are your passion. Which boy band is your favorite?

I know that the question which boy band is the "best" can almost become a battle of faith for some fans. They argue that there can only be one and hate all the rest. I never was like that, but honestly liked most boy bands in the history of pop. This is probably because I enjoy the concept of a boy band, the whole set-up, the kind of guys, the kind of music. For me this is an outlet to have careless and harmless fun.


3. Is Chris Mulligan inspired by anyone particular? 

The main male character of my book Chris Mulligan was inspired by Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block. To come back to the last question, New Kids on the Block were the first boy band that caught my attention, so they will always hold a special place in my heart. My story "The Sound of Love" was inspired by my own experiences and observations I made when I had the chance to follow NKOTB on the UK leg of their tour way back in the 90s.

But even though the story was inspired by a boy band, it is not a fan fiction about a boy band. Far from it! It is a story about falling in love for the very first time, yet it is not a sweet and innocent love story. It is a venture onto the darker and sometimes even destructive side of love. A journey of self-discovery and of wondering whether you can hold on to your values and beliefs when the world around you slowly shatters into pieces.

And what if you are too blinded by love to realize the person you fell for is not the one you imagined and you are only chasing an image, the mere “sound of love”? How long will you hold onto your love and believe in making amends? While the ultimate question remains: Can a person truly change for the sake of love?


4. The Sound of Love is the first book in The Sound series. How many books do you have planned?

Once the series is complete, there will probably be four books. I have the complete story already outlined in my head, but it is difficult to approximate how long it will be when I put it all into words. But I'll guess four books is a good assumption. The story will always evolve around Nina and Chris, but Nathan, who has become somewhat of a secret hero for some of my readers, will also play a more prominent role in the coming books.


5. List your five favorite Songs.

With so much beautiful music around, this is a really tough question. I will go for the first five songs that come to my mind:
- Moondance by Van Morrison
- Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
- She's so High by Tal Bachman
- Just give me a Reason by PINK
- One sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
Did you notice I did not mention one single song from a boy band? LOL :)

Friday, January 6, 2017

1 Release Day Blitz: EDGE OF YESTERDAY by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Tarah Scott

From USA Today & Internationally Bestselling Authors
Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Tarah Scott
In a place beyond rules,
daring is power,
and love is the greatest threat of all...
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EDGE OF YESTERDAY
Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Tarah Scott
Genre: Historical Romance, Time Travel
Series: Edge Series, Book 1
Publisher: Broken Arm Publishing
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
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Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…
Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.
World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.
Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.
When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.

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About the Authors


USA Today and Internationally bestselling authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Tarah Scott have more in common than friendship. For many years, they’ve both enjoyed spending their working hours in a world of romance and adventure, bringing handsome Highlanders and their ladies to life. Now they’ve joined pens, deciding that when it comes to happily-ever-afters, two writers can stir up even more danger and desire for the characters they love. The EDGE series, Scottish time travel romances, is their first co-authored project, and launches Dec. 27th with EDGE OF YESTERDAY.
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1 January's New Books on the Block


Welcome to the first New Books on the Block of 2017! In case you're new to this feature, NBOTB is posted the first Friday of every month. *It highlights new-ish books that you might not know about. Also, some of these books are available for free is you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Make sure you check the price before purchasing. If you'd like to see your book featured in February, please fill out this form.


The Sound of Love by Maria Watts

It is the nineties, the decade of boy bands. Every girl is in love with the Funky Guys, the most famous boy band of them all, dominating the charts worldwide.

Nina Bains is a normal schoolgirl from Southampton. She lives the life of every teenager going to school, hanging out with her friends and fantasizing about Chris Mulligan, one of the charismatic lead singers of the Funky Guys.

Until one day by sheer coincidence Nina has the chance to get to know Chris personally. They fall in love and their two worlds collide with such a force that Nina is knocked out of her everyday life before she even realizes what is happening. As she is drawn more and more into Chris' world, she suddenly finds herself on tour with a boy band phenomenon in a whirlwind of fancy hotels, tour buses, venues, fans, groupies and music. Soon she realizes all that glitters is not gold and she has to question everything she once believed in.

Will Nina survive life on the road? Is her love for Chris worth risking everything? And above all: Does Chris even understand the meaning of love? 




Anika's Story by LaToya Murchison

Depression, healing, and forgiveness played a huge role in Anika Sims life. At first glance, you would think Anika has her life together. She is the CEO of Regal Publishing LLC. She has five New York Best Sellers and is the youth minister at her church. However, behind the smile that she always carries is a woman filled with pain and moments of depression. Anika's Story: will show you the importance of making peace with your past and forgiving those that have hurt you.












*Nancy read the first book in this series and loved it!

The Eye of Nefertiti: A Pharaoh's Cat Novel by Maria Luisa Lang

The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh’s Cat. The time-traveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist’s daughter.

The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.

The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.




In the year of our Lord 2068

It's the twilight of the second age in a group of five galaxies called the QuintAstraya. The era of Guardian victories over the military forces of the Tisrad master races has come to an end. Now a dreadful prophecy unfolds, one that affects every living soul in the QuintAstraya. And it begins in a region of lawless deep space called the dead zone.

Embittered that he had to postpone his engagement to his beloved fiancEe and with a strong sense of foreboding, Captain Asafa of the Guardian ship Osparatta is sent on an unusual mission beyond Guardian borders to rescue a civilian exploration team of a transitional government. But instead of finding helpless scientists, he finds himself the vanguard against resurrected legions of conscripted soldiers once serving the Tisrad master races, killed millennia ago. With less than a full complement of crew, and the Osparatta's losses mounting by the minute, Asafa is hard-pressed to carry out orders from Guardian High Command to hold his position until reinforcements arrive. But failure to hold back the rising tide of evil will determine not only the fate of himself and his crew, but every single human and peaceful alien race in the QuintAstraya.




Analise woke up in the hospital to find that her parents were dead. Her father's business partner has inherited the ranch she grew up on. To make matters worse her father's will stipulates she cannot receive her inheritance until she turns twenty-one. Now penniless and homeless, she agrees to a marriage of convenience with her father's business partner. After turning twenty-one and with her inheritance in hand, she no longer wishes to be trapped in a loveless marriage. Moving out she builds a life for herself away from the ranch and her husband. When her husband shows up on her door step asking to give their marriage a chance, she jumps at the idea of a marriage of love. The problem is: everyone has been lying to her, her whole life. Now those lies may very well get her killed. 







Two cousins. One on the verge of a great discovery... and excessive power, wealth, and infamy, the other on the verge of an odious marriage. Lyra will stop at nothing to achieve her father’s dream of dissolving Parliament into anatomical sludge, and to search out the farthest reaches of science and the arcane arts. That is until her own dreams begin to awaken, jolted by the electric sparkle of an artist’s eyes. Lacking a strong constitution, Alice can only run from her problems, that is until she collides into the company of a strange young man of questionable occupation and discovers her cousin’s terrible plans. The dead are about to rise, the Lords are about to fall, and things are about to get creamy. High society will never be the same again.







Judge By The Cover: High School, Drama & Deadly Vices (Hafu Sans Halo Book 1) by Melissa Abigail

Campbelton looks like a city at peace; 
Yet, just below the surface
Lie certain dangers—
Crime, corruption, and a community divided.

Haruna Mitsukai is an overachiever with dreams of attending the University of British Columbia.

Ryu Debiru is a bad boy whose only desire is to escape this ridiculous prison called "life."

Both attend Shady Glenn Academy and despite their similar "hafu" identity, they couldn't despise each other more.

Years of avoidance come to an end when a major assignment on Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice pairs them together. 

Just as everything reaches a breaking point, revelations about an old East Side mansion called "Heaven" causes Haruna to question everything she thought she knew about him and about herself. 

As for Ryu? Well, all that glitters is most certainly not gold.




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Thursday, January 5, 2017

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