Waiting on Wednesday (80)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are eagerley anticipating. These can be debut novels, sequels, eBooks,…as long as they aren’t released yet. It is currently being continued in Can’t Wait Wednesday over on Wishful Endings.

Click HERE to view all my ‘Waiting on Wednesday‘ posts.

I’m waiting for…

Title: Silver in the Bone

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: April 4, 2023

#1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken cements her status as one of the top fantasy authors writing today in this stunning series opener inspired by Arthurian legend and fueled by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!

Tamsin Lark didn’t ask to be a Hollower. As a mortal with no magical talent, she was never meant to break into ancient crypts, or compete with sorceresses and Cunningfolk for the treasures inside. But after her thieving foster father disappeared without so much as a goodbye, it was the only way to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive.

Ten years later, rumors are swirling that her guardian vanished with a powerful ring from Arthurian legend. A run-in with her rival Emrys ignites Tamsin’s hope that the ring could free Cabell from a curse that threatens both of them. But they aren’t the only ones who covet the ring.

As word spreads, greedy Hollowers start circling, and many would kill to have it for themselves. While Emrys is the last person Tamsin would choose to partner with, she needs all the help she can get to edge out her competitors in the race for the ring. Together, they dive headfirst into a vipers’ nest of dark magic, exposing a deadly secret with the power to awaken ghosts of the past and shatter her last hope of saving her brother. . . .

What are you waiting for this week?

Teaser Tuesdays (89)

Teaser-Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Purple Booker. In this meme, we grab our current read, open it to a random page and share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page with our readers.

Click HERE to view all my ‘Teaser Tuesdays‘ posts.

Here is my teaser:

“Ah, babosan bomb! We’ve got to stop it!” Yesi shouts.

Any hope of sneaking down the hallway is shattered as her voice bounces off the windows. I watch for the glass to crack as she shrieks our catchphrase.

I try to jump in front of the cart as it careens toward the doors but end up pushing Beto over in the process. He falls to the ground and the cart runs over his hand.

~ The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto by Adrianna Cuevas

What’s your teaser for this week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (134)

itsmonday

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by BookDate. It’s where book bloggers gather to talk about what books they read and reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way for me to plan my reading week, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading.

It’s been ages since I participated in any of these weekly features, but one of my goals in 2023 is to post more often, so here we are…

Click HERE to see all my ‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?‘ posts.

Finished Reading

Reading Next

What are you reading this week?

The Sunday Post (2)

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

Click HERE to view all my ‘The Sunday Post‘ blogs.

Last Week On The Blog

Next Week On The Blog

  • Book Review: Last Wrong Turn (The Blood and Gore Colllection) – book review
  • It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (134) – feature
  • Teaser Tuesdays (89) – feature
  • Waiting on Wednesday (80) – feature
  • Book Review: Escape From Hotel Necro (The Blood and Gore Collection) – book review
  • First Line Friday (3) – feature
  • Stacking The Shelves (23) – feature

What I’m Watching

I’m watching Vampire Academy. I loved these books (especially Adrian…drool), I liked the movie they made of this a few years ago, and I’m excited about what’s happening in the TV series.

What I’m Crafting

Last week, I finished crafting a miniature room box with a bedroom inside. Click on the picture below to enlarge it.

You can read a more detailed post about how I crafted this miniature room box on my author blog.

What I’m Writing

Title: Hear All Evil (Academy for the Wicked #2)

Genre: New Adult, Reverse Harem, Paranormal Romance

Status: Drafting

I’ve finally discovered what I really am. A Nightmare.

The revelation hasn’t exactly made my life easier, though. The Nightmare King is determined to hunt me down. The Grim Reaper, death itself, has put a target on my back. Can I trust the Queen of Maggots–the monster that has tormented my dreams for years?

All I know is that without the guys’ protection, I would already be dead. Five guys who swore to keep me safe, no matter what.

There’s Damian, an ancient vampire with a penchant for reading and brooding.

Christian, a demon prince who prefers to soothe my pain rather than cause me pain.

Alec, the most powerful warlock at the Academy for the Wicked, who likes to inflict pain – but the kind of pain that is rather enjoyable.

Ronan, the mesmer who can influence people’s thoughts and who seems to hold more secrets than I can count.

And then there’s Tristan. The necromancer who betrayed me.

Despite their oath, I’m not sure if I can trust them. After all, the Academy for the Wicked is filled with monsters…

… And now I’m truly one of them.

 

What I’m Playing

This week, we played the last session of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. I love these mysteries so much! Luckily, I already have the second set in this series, which features ten more mysteries to solve!

You can read my reviews of each of the cases in this boxset on my author blog.

Stacking The Shelves (22)

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves – which can be physical or virtual. Meaning, it can include books bought from stores or online, library books, borrowed books, and so on.

Click HERE to view all my ‘Stacking The Shelves’ posts.

On My Shelves

Most of these are new reads on my Kindle. What’s on your shelf this week?

First Line Friday (2)

First Line Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Reading is my Superpower. Like the title suggests, you share the first line of the book you’re currently reading.

Click HERE to see all my ‘First Line Friday‘ posts.

First line: Years in the planning, my patience has been pushed to the limit more than once, but I stand firm in the face of adversity.

Title: On Shattered Wings

Author: S.K. Graves

Genre: MMF Romance, Dark Romance

Butterfly

Seven days.

One hundred and sixty-eight hours.

Ten thousand and eighty minutes.

It seems like no time at all, it’ll be gone in the blink of an eye and then my life will change forever.
The gilded cage I live in is nothing more than an illusion. The men hide behind masks, obscuring the monsters and demons within them.

I was destined for one thing, to be sold. To be used, abused, and then thrown away. What I didn’t expect was him.

Was them.

Archer

I’ve never known love but now I’ve had a taste, nothing will stand in my way of claiming it.

He was the unexpected inevitable.

She was everything I never saw coming.

Dash

Everything in our world hangs in the balance, our work, our love, our lives.

He made living possible, I could finally breathe.

She was the flame that kept our love alight.

Until the flame went out.

Waiting on Wednesday (79)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are eagerley anticipating. These can be debut novels, sequels, eBooks,…as long as they aren’t released yet. It is currently being continued in Can’t Wait Wednesday over on Wishful Endings.

Click HERE to view all my ‘Waiting on Wednesday‘ posts.

I’m waiting for…

Title: The Island

Author: Natasha Preston

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

Release Date: February 28, 2023

 

Hot on the heels of the New York Times bestsellers The Twin and The Lake, another pulse-pounding read from the undisputed queen of YA thrillers!

They said goodbye to their friends and family for the weekend. They weren’t counting on forever.

Jagged Island: a private amusement park for the very rich—or the very influential. Liam, James, Will, Ava, Harper, and Paisley—social media influencers with millions of followers—have been invited for an exclusive weekend before the park opens. They’ll make posts and videos for their channels and report every second of their VIP treatment.

When the teens arrive, they’re stunned: the resort is even better than they’d imagined. Their hotel rooms are unreal, the park’s themed rides are incredible, and the island is hauntingly beautiful. They’re given a jam-packed itinerary for the weekend.

But soon they’ll discover that something’s missing from their schedule: getting off the island alive.

What are you waiting for this week?

Teaser Tuesdays (88)

Teaser-Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Purple Booker. In this meme, we grab our current read, open it to a random page and share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page with our readers.

Click HERE to view all my ‘Teaser Tuesdays‘ posts.

Here is my teaser:

It always amazed me how people just fell in love with one another. I wanted that so badly. I’d sometimes cry if a date went particularly bad because I’d sabotage it. I’d make several excuses to guys I dated that we weren’t compatible or refused to go on a second date because there weren’t any sparks. I wanted those sparks.

~ Stolen by the Pack by Layla Sparks

What’s your teaser for this week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (133)

itsmonday

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by BookDate. It’s where book bloggers gather to talk about what books they read and reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way for me to plan my reading week, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading.

It’s been ages since I participated in any of these weekly features, but one of my goals in 2023 is to post more often, so here we are…

Click HERE to see all my ‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?‘ posts.

Finished Reading

Reading Next

What are you reading this week?

The Sunday Post (1)

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

Click HERE to view all my ‘The Sunday Post‘ blogs.

Last Week On The Blog

Next Week On The Blog

  • Book Review: The Haunting of Hurst House (Mercy Willow Book 1) – book review
  • It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (133) – feature
  • Teaser Tuesdays (88) – feature
  • Waiting on Wednesday (79) – feature
  • Book Review: The Blood House (The Blood and Gore Collection) – book review
  • First Line Friday (2) – feature
  • Stacking The Shelves (22) – feature

What I’m Watching

I’m re-watching Wednesday. It’s one of my favorite series of 2022, and I’m really looking forward to season 2.

What I’m Crafting

Last week, I finished crafting a miniature soap shop called Margaret’s Soap Shop. Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.

You can read a more detailed post about how I crafted this miniature shop on my author blog.

What I’m Writing

Title: Hear All Evil (Academy for the Wicked #2)

Genre: New Adult, Reverse Harem, Paranormal Romance

Status: Drafting

I’ve finally discovered what I really am. A Nightmare.

The revelation hasn’t exactly made my life easier, though. The Nightmare King is determined to hunt me down. The Grim Reaper, death itself, has put a target on my back. Can I trust the Queen of Maggots–the monster that has tormented my dreams for years?

All I know is that without the guys’ protection, I would already be dead. Five guys who swore to keep me safe, no matter what.

There’s Damian, an ancient vampire with a penchant for reading and brooding.

Christian, a demon prince who prefers to soothe my pain rather than cause me pain.

Alec, the most powerful warlock at the Academy for the Wicked, who likes to inflict pain – but the kind of pain that is rather enjoyable.

Ronan, the mesmer who can influence people’s thoughts and who seems to hold more secrets than I can count.

And then there’s Tristan. The necromancer who betrayed me.

Despite their oath, I’m not sure if I can trust them. After all, the Academy for the Wicked is filled with monsters…

… And now I’m truly one of them.

 

What I’m Playing

This week, we played a few sessions of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective.

You can read my reviews of each of the cases in this boxset on my author blog.