Can’t Wait Wednesday

Subversive (Clandestine Magic, #1)
by Colleen Cowley

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine

Genre – Alternative History/ Fantasy
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55161886-subversive

In an America controlled by wizards and 100 years behind on women’s rights, Beatrix Harper counts herself among the resistance—the Women’s League for the Prohibition of Magic. Then Peter Blackwell, the only wizard her town has ever produced, unexpectedly returns home and presses her into service as his assistant.
Beatrix fears he wants to undermine the League. His real purpose is far more dangerous for them both.
Subversive is the first novel in the Clandestine Magic trilogy, set in a warped 21st century that will appeal to fans of gaslamp fantasy.

“What a captivating story! From the very first line, ‘Wizards never came to Ellicott Mills anymore,’ I was intrigued. The characters, the complex and immersive plot, the unique magical world, the great use of symbols, the poignant themes, the references to mythology, the love story – I couldn’t get enough of it … Readers who enjoy fantasy stories with strong female protagonists, magical powers, intriguing political plots, and a great love story will love Subversive.” – One Book More

“A spectacular story of magic, politics, social classes, and the uncompromising need to do what you think is right.” – Bookshelf Adventures

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#Can’t Wait Wednesday
The Proposal by Kitty Thomas

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine

I’ve just returned back to work full time, at the same time as life has thrown a few curve balls, so blogging has taken a back seat. However a serendipitous email today has provided the perfect book to feature on Can’t Wait Wednesday.

THE PROPOSAL
Release Day: October 7th 2020 (still tentative release date.)

Blurb:
I got in over my head.
I bit off more than I could chew.
And now my fate is sealed to the most ruthless man I know.
Two hundred and fifty guests. They think they know what’s happening today. But they don’t have a clue.
My wedding day. But it’s so much more than that.

Can’t Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine

Can’t Wait Wednesday – The Romance Plan

Lila Monroe is an author who can be relied on to deliver a well written romantic comedy, with engaging characters and lots of laughs along the way. The Romance Plan will be releasing in a few days and I’m looking forward to reading it. All her books can easily be read standalone, the story for that couple is completed within the book.

The Romance Plan (Cupid’s Book 5) by Lila Monroe
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53533393-the-romance-plan

Currently there is no blurb available for the book, but I always enjoy this author’s work!

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Can’t Wait Wednesday – One Crazy Bite by Cassandra Faye

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


I’m not waiting on many books, for once, but I am really looking forward to reading One Crazy Bite by Cassandra Faye, which is the paranormal/fantasy pen name of Jennifer Bene. OCB is a reworking of a short story that first appeared in Bite Me, an anthology that is no longer available. However the first chapter had been obliterated and replaced with five, yes FIVE, new chapters. An epilogue has also been added.

Title – One Crazy Bite
Author Cassandra Faye
Genre – PNR
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54403817-one-crazy-bite


“If you’re going to get stalked, at least make him hot and immortal.”
It’s always nice to feel wanted, but Grace wasn’t exactly looking for a boyfriend. Plus, getting stalked by a super hot vampire who’s invisible to everyone else just makes you look — and feel — crazy.
Not that her mental health is a high priority for the immortal.
Nic says they’re destined to be together. She’s pretty sure he’s a magical figment of her imagination… but he’s not taking no for an answer. He wants her body, her blood, and to make her his forever.

But does he have the magic wand to make her scream ‘yes?’

Can’t Wait Wednesday – Heartbreaker

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Heartbreaker (Cocky Hero Club) by Julie Kriss

Julie Kriss writes blue collar workers in a way that has me caught up in the story from the very first chapter. I don’t think she’s written a hero or heroine that I haven’t fallen insanely in love with – especially those Rigg brothers. **Swoon**

Heartbreaker is out on the 19th, so not long to wait now, and I just know I will love everything about this book.

Title – Heartbreaker
Author – Julie Kriss
Genre – Contemporary Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53249048-heartbreaker

Holden Whittaker broke my heart when I was eighteen. What kind of guy stands up his prom date and leaves her hanging, waiting for him to show up? A total jerk, that’s who.
Never mind. I left my tiny nowhere town and moved to New York to follow my dream of becoming an actress.

Ten years later, my dream hasn’t happened, and I’m working as the office supply girl at Morgan Financial Holdings, doing my best to keep my paycheck and not get fired by the world’s most terrifying boss. Life couldn’t get much worse, until I get stuck in an elevator and guess who comes to rescue me? In a city of eight million people, it’s Holden.
urns out he’s moved to New York, too, to be an EMT. I don’t want to see my teenage nemesis as one of the good guys, but he’s out saving lives every day, and he’s still gorgeous and cocky. I could fall for him all over again, and that’s a problem. Because it’s only a matter of time before Holden crushes me again.

My hometown heartbreaker isn’t the guy I left behind anymore. If I could stop hating him, I might belong with him. The question is, which one of us will get hurt first?

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Heartbreaker by Julie Kriss

Title – Heartbreaker
Author – Julie Kriss
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53249048-heartbreaker

Holden Whittaker broke my heart when I was eighteen. What kind of guy stands up his prom date and leaves her hanging, waiting for him to show up? A total jerk, that’s who.
Never mind. I left my tiny nowhere town and moved to New York to follow my dream of becoming an actress.
Ten years later, my dream hasn’t happened, and I’m working as the office supply girl at Morgan Financial Holdings, doing my best to keep my paycheck and not get fired by the world’s most terrifying boss. Life couldn’t get much worse, until I get stuck in an elevator and guess who comes to rescue me? In a city of eight million people, it’s Holden.
Turns out he’s moved to New York, too, to be an EMT. I don’t want to see my teenage nemesis as one of the good guys, but he’s out saving lives every day, and he’s still gorgeous and cocky. I could fall for him all over again, and that’s a problem. Because it’s only a matter of time before Holden crushes me again.

My hometown heartbreaker isn’t the guy I left behind anymore. If I could stop hating him, I might belong with him. The question is, which one of us will get hurt first? 

Julie Kriss is one of the few contemporary romance authors I still read. Her characters always have the depth that I need, and her stories consume me. I quickly come to care about her protagonists and find myself living their lives with them. She’s not afraid to make them flawed, either, which just makes them even more lovable.

This book is due out on the 19th and I will most certainly be one-clicking it!

I can’t wait for… The Princess Tied

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by the wonderful Wishful Endings over here. It’s a chance to share a much anticipated book that is yet to be released. Do pop over and find some other waited on books.

Can’t Wait Wednesday… The Princess Tied

Title – The Princess Tied
Author – Cari Silverwood
Genre – Fantasy Menage Romance

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53465756-the-princess-tied



Very loosely based on The Princess Bride, with a gorgeous cover, a stubborn princess and TWO deviant down-on-their-luck noble men (plus a few others). Cari Silverwood always delivers a hot read, smeared liberally with scorching kink, an exciting plot and a generous helping of humour.
I know without a shadow of a doubt the heroine will be fiesty, despite her submissive streak, the heroes will be just the right wrong side of depraved


“Falling in love with the has-been noble you lined up to marry is sadly wrong.” Princess Pollianna the First, smartest royal ever, Kingdom of Bitzocoin.
Wrong is about to get wronger.
After they fall in love, Xander, the square-jawed has-been, who was originally going to scam the princess, gets kidnapped. His brother, John Wickerman, returns from Hell. The fire in this guy’s eyes says he’s not to be messed with.
With Princess Po tied and roped over his horse, with hand firmly clasped on her ample ass, John sets out to rescue his beloved bro, while not looking at aforesaid cute ass… or doing anything bad to her. As he travels the roads, a ragtag band falls in around him.
True Love will light their way, except John doesn’t believe in True Love.
And sometimes it’s the wrong way, like a threesome up against a thorn-entangled wall, but hey, who’s complaining?
What has it got in it? Fighting, Fencing, Dwarf Giants, a Floof Machine with Sharp Teeth, Storytellers, True Love, Angsty Tortured Anti-heroes, Snooty Princesses, Therapy, Choices, Kink, Rope, Monsters, and sundry Mayhem. And quite a lot of Sex. 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine


This week has felt long – and we’re only at Wednesday though, in contrast, the last few months have disappeared in the blink of an eye. Work is now a strange mix of some phone lessons, some sessions spent at the small centre where I am based, online meetings and emailing work to a few remaining students. It has been difficult to get into a routine as timings seem to change with every week that passes!


The two books I’m featuring today are both due for release in the next week or two. I love both these authors, they are both indie authors but that’s where the similarities end. Eva Dresden writes dark, dark omegaverse stories whilst Nicolina Martin has published several BDSM romances and a series of darker mafia romances. However both these books are very different to their prior work.

Title – I Am Eve
Author – Nicolina Martin
Genre – Dystopian Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53652588-i-am-eve
Blurb – Eve’s sculptures capture the cries of agony as the plague ravages mankind.
I call her the collector of tears.
I watch her, waiting, biding my time. Alone in her rickety castle she knows nothing of my intentions.
We’re the outcasts, the freaks, the dregs of this broken realm, but we will rise and I will make the strange artist my queen.
Hidden from sight, fiercely protected by her kin, untouched by any man.
Mine.
I’m the devil to her angel, and together we will save the world.

Title – Rite of Omega
Author – Eva Dresden
Genre – Fantasy Omegaverse Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50263074-rite-of-the-omega
Blurb – Orphan. Jealously guarded possession. The object of her cruel guardian’s desires. These are the only things Aida Vertia has known in her life. Locked away in the high towers of Logoria, the seat of Aeslomor, she has little contact with the outside world. Knowing nothing of its splendor and beauty, she sees only the cruelties within the sooty stone walls of her prison.
Then he comes on the crest of a raging inferno. Destroying everything she’s ever known. Freeing her from one prison for the cold, hard chains of the next.
They call him the Usurper. A blood crazed mage, no different than the one before.
Yet he is wholly different.
Forcing her to bend to his will, she is helpless to stop the way he makes her soul sing. No matter the murderous vengeance in his eyes or the vicious oaths he swears.
He claims she has a purpose that he’ll see fulfilled, but amid the ruins of her past, she’ll find a destiny far more devastating.

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This isn’t a book I’ve been waiting to read for very long. In fact I haven’t been ‘waiting’ on this one at all. What I am doing is leading a group read in Dark Erotica over on Goodreads, and I am definitely looking forward to having some fun and interesting discussions. I love how even when our opinions are very different, every one is respectful of one another and very often someone will shed a whole new light on the story.

I haven’t read the author before, which is equally exciting and worrying! The book does come with quite a few trigger warnings, thankfully those are not an issue for me. Fingers crossed this is a hit and not a miss.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released.

Title – Something Twisted
Author – Ace Gray
Genre – Dark Romantic Suspense
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53109226-something-twisted

Blurb –

I’d spent my life as a plaything. A toy to be used by powerful and deadly men in whatever way they pleased. So I was just as surprised as anyone else that I had feelings left. Feelings that lead me to fight for true love while damning myself.
And that’s just where this story begins.
Desperate and alone I turned back to my childhood home. The first wicked place I’d known with the darkest villain among them. My stepfather. But I could weather his storm in exchange for safety. I had to.
What I didn’t expect to find was Niall McDonough. The only man I’d ever really loved had reappeared only to become one of them. Someone ruthless and cruel. He wants to ruin me. As my stepfather’s savage soldier he might just do it.
But then again, twelve years ago a fortune teller predicted I’d need just such a soldier to save both my heart and soul.