Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. Lady Helen has retreated to a country estate outside Bath to prepare for her wedding to the Duke of Selburn, yet she... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane

Summary: Alison Quinn, Countess of Waxwold, is content with her bookish life—until she’s summoned to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Tremontane’s mother for six months. Even the prospect of access to the Royal Library doesn’t seem enough to make up for her sacrifice, but Alison is prepared to do her service to the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Summary: Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Your Ghost or Mine by Shannon Kostyal

Summary: For a year, Violet’s life has been blissfully calm. In fact, life has actually been pretty great; A year of a fully effective restraining order against her abusive ex, and as a bonus, she just closed on her very own house. Nothing fancy, nothing big—but safe, and it came at a pretty great price.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal

Summary: In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney

Summary: It’s been two weeks since Oriana Paredes was banished from the Golden City. Police consultant Duilio Ferreira, who himself has a talent he must keep secret, can’t escape the feeling that, though she’s supposedly returned home to her people, Oriana is in danger. Adding to Duilio’s concerns is a string of recent murders in... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Dawn Cook

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. A Very Short Biography Dawn was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and although she moved away for a while, she has since moved back to her home state and makes... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Irene Radford

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. A Very Short Biography Irene Radford was born Phyllis Irene Radford in 1950. Among other things, she is a passionate and native Oregonian, a historian, a lace-maker, a writer of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Witchmark by C.L. Polk

THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER AND NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING ME WITH A COPY FOR REVIEW, THIS DID NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK IN ANY WAY. Summary:      In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control... Continue Reading →

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