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Fall is Here!

Fall is Here!

Fall is my favorite time of the year. It feels like everything slows down and I can breathe again (even though I’m just as busy as ever!).

It’s also when I like to take some time to just relax and read. I’ll admit, I don’t spend much time sitting in a comfortable chair with a good book. I usually listen to audiobooks while I fold the laundry or clean the house. I love that I get the opportunity to “read” while I take care of necessary tasks, but I would like more time to unwind.

So, my fall resolution (don’t judge, it’s a thing) is to spend more time just sitting and reading.

With my resolution in mind, I thought I’d share some of the books I’m looking forward to reading this fall.

Dying Day (Dying for a Living Book 7) by Kory M. Shrum

This is the seventh and final book in Shrum’s Dying for a Living series. I love this series! It’s unique, complex, and full of interesting characters. I’m sad it’s ending, but I can’t wait to see what happens in this final book!

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

It has been years since Green released a new book, and I have missed him. My favorite book of his (and one of my favorite books ever) is The Fault in Our Stars. It’s a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel, and I loved it. I can’t wait to get my hands on Turtles All the Way Down.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan, so this one is a must-have for me. Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the series, and it is my favorite. I love the illustrations in the first two books, and I’m excited to see what Jim Kay brings to this story!

What are you looking forward to reading this fall?

WORTH DYING FOR Release

WorthDyingFor (1)First of all, Happy Book Birthday to Kory Shrum! The 5th book in her Jesse Sullivan Dying for a Living series – Worth Dying For – was released yesterday.

I have been a fan of this series from the very beginning, and I’m always excited to see what Jesse and the gang are up to.

Here’s a short description:

The gang is in New York and much to Jesse’s surprise, they are all still alive. Jesse, Ally, Rachel, Gideon and Maisie have managed to stay off of Caldwell’s radar for months. But when your enemy can control minds and teleport, there isn’t a safe place in the world where you can hide. They have a plan for stopping his genocidal reign, but it will require a 2500-mile road trip to Cochise, Arizona, the abandoned military base where it all began.

The book switches between Jesse and Rachel and it is FULL of surprises!

I picked out a couple of excerpts (no spoilers!) I thought you would enjoy.

Here’s a little bit of RACHEL:

My wait in the New York Public Library stretches into a small eternity, and I begin to feel restless. I consider shoving things around the room with my mind, but I have doubts that even that will satiate my boredom. No, not boredom. Anticipation. She’s on her way and I’m nervous.

A soft knock resounds at the door. I look to Uriel, but he is gone.

“Rach?” A soft voice murmurs. “Are you in there?”

I stand and push open the study room door. Nivedha gives me a weak smile of relief.

She’s as petite as I remember, even tinier than Jessup. I could wrap my entire hand around her wrist and my fingers would overlap. Her skin is the color of cinnamon bark with black hair and hazel eyes that look brighter because of her coloring. She’s bustier than I remember, but not from implants. Our NRD+ bodies would reject those. Perhaps she is one of those women who benefit from gaining a bit of weight. She is healthier than she was when I saw her last. Her face and hips are rounder. There’s light in her eyes now that I never saw in Chaplain’s basement.

And here’s a little bit of JESSE:

The house is shaking. The brass bed frame trembles against the wall. An earthquake? I don’t know why this is my first thought as I peel my eyes open. Nope. No earthquake or partis come to pull the world down around me. Someone is shaking me.

“Thank God,” Ally says, with visible relief. She stops shaking me but leaves one hand on my shoulder. “You were crying for Brinkley. Did you have a bad dream?”

I push myself up on my elbows and stare around the small room crowding in on me. The off color wall paper, the cardboard boxes stacked in one corner. And a desk with several books piled one on top of the others. I search Ally’s face for its familiarity. I’ve never liked waking up in strange places.

“It wasn’t a dream,” I say, as the room comes into focus around me.

I can still smell the rain on Gabriel’s wings and the soft brush of his feathers on my face. I see Brinkley’s smile clearly as he stands at the edge of the shore before ducking into the dense trees.

But what I see most clearly is the storm. The large black clouds rolling toward me over the water, the darkness illuminated by sudden violent bursts of lightning, each strike closer than the last. In the distance, sure, but coming. Coming fast. And with it a horrible sense of foreboding.

Brinkley’s words are still clear. I asked too much. Forgive her. Forgive me.

If you haven’t started the series yet, the first book, Dying for a Living, is FREE!

Happy reading!

 

HAPPY RELEASE DAY: Death Wish by Angela Roquet

I’m excited to let you know that Death Wish, the fifth book in Angela Roquet’s Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series comes out today! I’ve already started reading it.

I love this series.

Angela has great characters and I love the world she has built. I started in the middle of the series and I’ve been hooked ever since. If you’re looking for something fresh and interesting, I recommend the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series. The first book in the series is called Graveyard Shift and it’s available for FREE so check it out.

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Badass and the Beast: Day 3

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Welcome to my blog and day three of the blog tour!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading the previous blog posts on this tour, be sure to check them out.

Day 1: Kory M. Shrum

Day 2: Angela Roquet

This is my first expedition into the wonderful world of publishing and I’m thrilled that my debut is in support of a great cause like the Animal Welfare Institute.

My story was written specifically for the anthology. It isn’t part of a larger work (yet), it’s just a story I wanted to tell. The star of the story is an American Mastiff named Willa who is the companion and protector of the main character, Doe. I have wanted an American Mastiff for quite some time, and I have spent countless hours reading about them (and staring at pictures of them). They are smart, loyal, and gentle, but they can be fiercely protective if their family is threatened. When I thought of a companion for Doe, it didn’t take me long to settle on this breed of dog. Willa exhibits all of those characteristics and even adds a little comic relief in some tense scenes.

I really hope you enjoy the story.

Remember, the sales from the book benefit the Animal Welfare Institute. Don’t forget to get your copy of Badass and the Beast.

Thanks for visiting!

The tour continues with Monica La Porta. Stop by her blog and say hi.

 

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