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August New Book Releases We Are Dying To Read!

Some really interesting books are being released this month, folks. I already read One Kick, and it was a very strong book. I also read The House of Four Winds and The Bullet Catcher's Daughter. What about you, Vika?

I have to admit I haven't been reading much lately but there is certainly no shortage of interesting books hitting the shelves this August!

Fantasy Early Review: The House of Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory

The House of Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory (One Dozen Daughters #1)

Egalley thanks to Tor Books

Synopsis from Goodreads
Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. James Mallory and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Now, these New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of Four Winds.

The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes.

Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.

Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight.

Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.

Release date: August 5th 2014.
Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US| The Book Depository | Fishpond


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Alright, folks. Truth be told, this is my first Mercedes Lackey book, and while it was utterly charming it was too middle-grade for me.

Urban Fantasy Early Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #7)

Egalley thanks to Ace

Synopsis from Goodreads
No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

Release date: July 29th 2014.
 Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository | Fishpond


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*very slight spoilers*
This is why I love Ilona and Gordon Andrews! For their explosive, mind-blowing, action-driven, charismatic books. Their Kate Daniels series for me personally is like a Holy Grail of urban fantasy, and yes, Anne Bishop came close to it this year, but Kate and Curran have something Simon and Meg don't have yet – lots and lots of mutual history.

Anyway, let's put my ramblings into a more coherent review.

The Postman Knock #89

My reading record is abysmal this week, ladies and gents, so I'm not even mentioning it. We had my cousin coming to visit, and I'm manic with harvesting and canning our veg, so I had no strength to finish any book :)

I've downloaded one freebie from Amazon though

In other NEWS:

Susan Illene, my author friend, revealed  the cover for her upcoming urban fantasy, Darkness Clashes, at Bitten by Books (there is an international giveaway for $50 Amazon card if you want to enter!), and I'm chuffed to bits. I gave feedback to the photoshoot she had for this cover a couple of months ago, and she happened to choose the shot I loved the most, so yay! Can't wait for this book :)

Also, 50 Shades of Grey trailer? Holy sh*t! I have a feeling the movie will be so much more interesting than the books :)

This is it for me, peeps, have a nice weekend and I'll get back to commenting and being active online in couple of weeks, I promise.

Here is a pic courtesy of my cousin wonderful camera of me and Al... She has talent, that girl! I loved it.

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