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    This book comes with a CLIFFHANGER!!!! But don’t let that steer you away from this book. I wanted to get that out there right now as I’ve seen this showcased as a standalone novel. So go into this knowing you won’t get all your answers and will NEED the...

  • Review: Night Shift A Novel of Midnight, Texas, #3

    “Night Shift” by Charlaine Harris continues the eerie and mesmerizing tale of a remarkable group of individuals. It has been fascinating to learn more and more details about this disparate collection of beings, and to see how their comfort level around...

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  • Review: Kozav Dragons of Preor, #3

    The heroine of this story, Grace, rocks. She has a no nonsense attitude and does what needs to be done when it needs doing. Have a problem with that? Step aside. Our initial interaction with Grace leaves me feeling a lot of empathy; this woman has it...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews A. Katie Rose

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  • Review: Vendetta A Deadly Curiosities Novel, #2

    “Vendetta” by Gail Z. Martin is an action-filled and imaginative story that features many remarkable creatures who function in a world that the local humans are often oblivious to. The blend of pragmatic and arcane in Charleston, South Carolina provides...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Gail Z. Martin

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  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Bob Proehl

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  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Lena North

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  • Review: The Map of Bones The Fire Sermon, #2

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  • Review: Trapped with the Cyborg Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance Book 4

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  • Article: Gail Koger's Vexing Voss $25 Amazon Card Giveaway

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The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy


A HAWK’S PLEDGE

The Twelve Kingdoms rest uneasy under their new High Queen, reeling from civil war and unchecked magics. Few remember that other powers once tested their borders—until a troop of foreign warriors emerges with a challenge . . .

Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince’s bed.

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader—and Jepp’s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral’s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives—and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him . . .