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    Viola Grace's talent for fantastical and wonderful ideas are brilliantly showcased in this story. The notion of a woman who is made of mist and who makes her living by altering other people, just as she can alter herself, is intriguing and gripping. That...

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    This is the fourth book in The Warrior series and in this one everything gets all shook up. The reality everyone thinks is real, isn’t and Rachel is the cause. SciFi fantasies come alive and operable as people are cloned and viruses destroy society. This...

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  • Review: Hatshepsut's Collar The Artifact Hunters #2

    I must admit it, I am a massive fan of Egyptian mythology. So when I stumbled upon this series, you can imagine how thrilled I was. In no way whatsoever was I prepared for the wild adventure that awaited me. Author A.W. Exley has spun a masterful tale...

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    Dar and Kenna are in love and things are looking good, if you can overlook the ominous disappearance of 10,000 people. As ruler, Dar should stay put but he’s not listening to his advisors and that turns out to be a big mistake. When Kenna is faced with...

  • Review: Captured by the Alien King

    Earth is a toilet and new worlds are within our grasp. Kenna is practical and puts her knowledge of growing things to good use and gets the heck off world. But while the environment isn’t as welcoming as she hoped, there are opportunities. And danger....

  • Review: The Wild Girl

    I was entirely surprised by my reading of this story simply for the bold fact that nothing about the actual novel was what I was expecting. I would consider this reasoning to be both a positive and a negative considering by what I discovered within the...

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    I was so excited to read this book! The cover was just amazing! I dived in and it turns out that although this book had a great and interesting concept, the execution of that concept kind of fell flat for me. This book turned out to be a take it or leave...

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    Lethal Code was an interesting book. To be cut off from the rest of the world is a scary thing and most people can’t live without electricity, phones, the internet, etc. The characters in this book face that and much more. Lethal Code is a modern day...

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    Scott Lee saved her from an evil sorcerer and Madison Carter repaid him by being terrified of him but to help her brother she turns to him for help and now they will have to save each other in this exciting paranormal romance. Scott has loved her from...

  • Review: Nightfall

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    This book freaked me out and I slept with the little light on for almost a week! No JOKE! A lot of books have nightmarish plots but this one was so good! And it’s all in the way that it was written. The author did a wonderful job! The story, characters,...

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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 . . .