Friday, September 21, 2018

Review: The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare

The Governess Game by Tessa DareThe Governess Game
(Girl Meets Duke #2)
by Tessa Dare
August 28, 2018
373 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson

The accidental governess.

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart... without risking her own.

The infamous rake.

Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling... and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cover Reveal with Giveaway: The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

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From Danielle L. Jensen:
I’m so excited to share the cover of THE BRIDGE KINGDOM, which was illustrated by the talented Richard Anderson! This novel was pure enjoyment to write because I was able to create a story that blends intrigue, adventure, and LOTS of steamy romance, all of which takes place in a fantastical setting. THE BRIDGE KINGDOM was written specifically for audio, and with the exceptional narration of Lauren Fortgang and James Patrick Cronin, it truly is an incredible listening experience!
The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. JensenThe Bridge Kingdom
(The Bridge Kingdom #1)
Danielle L. Jensen
October 16, 2018

Goodreads Summary:
What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees.

A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil - and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom.

But as she infiltrates her new home - a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas - and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore.
Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?
Content warning: The Bridge Kingdom includes more explicit sexual content than Danielle’s other YA novels.

Danielle L. JensenAbout Danielle L. Jensen:
Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Novels: Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress, Warrior Witch, and The Broken Ones. Her upcoming novels are THE BRIDGE KINGDOM, which will be released by Audible Originals in October, 2018 and DARK SHORES, which will be released by Tor Teen in May, 2019. She lives with her family in Calgary, Canada.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WoW #219: The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about!
The Antidote by Shelley SackierThe Antidote
by Shelley Sackier
February 5, 2019
368 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of using the mystical arts. Fee knows this, so she keeps her magic a secret.

Except her best friend, Xavi, is deathly ill. He’s also the crown prince. Saving him is important, not only for her, but for the entire kingdom.

Fee’s desperation to save her friend means she can barely contain the magic inside her. And after the tiniest of slips, Fee is thrust into a dark and secretive world that is as alluring as it is dangerous.

If she gives in, it could mean she can save Xavi. But it also means that those who wish to snuff out magic might just snuff her out in the process.

Life and death situation involving magic: sounds interesting!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
Escaping from Houdini
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #3)
by Kerri Maniscalco
September 18, 2018
416 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. .

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #206

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

This week HCCFrenzy sent me a cute package with some bookish goodies and this book for review, thank you!!

Pickles with A Very Large Expanse of Sea.

I was on the BookOutlet website and saw some books I've been wanting AND I had a coupon so I went ahead and got them XD Most of these are sequels to series I love but Looking Inside is a romance that I recall Alyssa from The Eater of Books! really enjoyed so I snatched a copy!

Pickles with These Vengeful Souls, Looking Inside, The Dark Days Pact and Sightwitch.

And of course Pickles got the box ;)

Pickles the Box Kitty!
What did you add to your shelves this week?
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