Six For Sunday – April – The Viper-inspired ones
Six for Sunday (#SixForSunday) is a weekly meme hosted by Steph over at A Little But a Lot. The prompts for each week are up well in advance and they are a great way to share your love of all things book.
4th – Books with snakes on the cover/in the title
11th – Magical books
18th – Fictional islands you’d like to visit
25th – Characters who would make great ships captains
I’m not sure that all of these are islands, so I’m just going for fictional lands instead.
First up is The Protector which is set on a real island, Victoria Island Canada, but in a future, dystopian world. I’d quite like to visit this place which is both more AND less advanced than the present day Earth.
Reign to Ruin is set on a continent that has strong Eastern/Oriental vibes. It’s a totally fictitious world that is low tech but also has magic.
The author created a very intriguing premise in The Night Sender. I would love to not only visit the lands where this book is set but also meet these mysterious creatures.
Andorra Sector is another dystopian future earth setting, though in this world there are shifters and zombies to contend with.
Finally I would love to visit the amazing, sentient world that is Aerthe and visit all the different races and cultures who reside there.
The Protector (Men of the North #1) by Elin Peer
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35296350-the-protector
My Review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2046106072
400 years in the future, men are few and women rule the world.
Except for the area formerly known as Canada and Alaska, which is inhabited by the Men of the Northlands, a group of strong men, who refuse to be ruled by women.
Christina Sanders, an archeologist and professor in history, is fascinated with the past. As a modern woman of year 2437 she knows that women are better off without men, but longing for an adventure, she makes a spontaneous decision and volunteers for a job no one else wants. Now she’s going to lead an archeological excavation in the Northlands, the most secluded place on earth where the mythical males live who are rumored to be as brutal and dangerous as the men Christina has read about in her history books.
What will happen when Christina crosses into the men’s territory? Will they allow her to do her job and is there any way they’ll let her leave again – unharmed?
Reign to Ruin (Myth of Omega #4) by Zoey Ellis
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40184535-reign-to-ruin
My Review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2460263947
He caught her in his castle… and now the games begin.
When King Malloron uncovers Amara, a rare, beautiful Omega, he entraps her for his own needs. Her fiery eyes stir something primal he cannot ignore, and he forces a degrading deal with her so he can take his pleasure as he chooses.
Amara works against him, determined to fight the carnal hold he has over her. But the way he takes her, fires something deep within that she never knew existed.
With each encounter, she begins to unravel… and much to his disgust, so does he.
The Night Sender Christina Tsirkas
Paranormal New Adult Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56105504-the-night-sender
My Review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3698726718
Who are the night senders? Where do they come from? Why are they so shrouded in secrecy?
These are the questions Rose Woodburn desperately wants answered.
At midnight on her 18th birthday, Rose, like all ladies of the court, receives a visit from one of the night senders. It is a coming of age rite she has been warned to fear, but Rose, always defiant, is not scared. She’s fascinated by these creatures.
When the visit awakens a part of her she never knew existed, Rose begs her night sender, Roosha, to return. But Roosha, condemned to a life of servitude, is bound by sacred law never to see her again.
Undeterred, Rose embarks on a mission to uncover the secrets surrounding these mystical creatures and their true purpose—a mission that will reveal far more than she bargained for and forge an unlikely alliance. But can it be trusted?
Obsessed with discovering the truth, Rose finds herself on a harrowing path of self-discovery and drawn into an affair so forbidden, its punishment is a fate far worse than death.
Andorra Sector (X-Clan #1) by Lexi C. Foss
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48910179-andorra-sector
My Review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3130393727
My life ended the moment the X-Clan found me. Bitten. Turned. And claimed by him.
My genetic markers label me as a rare omega. But inside, I’m all female alpha. And I will not heel. Not even to the Alpha of Andorra Sector.
Ander Cain promises me protection.
A new world of pleasure and pain.
But he wants all of me in return.
Even if it means taking me by force.
I’ll be damned if I give up my inner fight. I spent the last twenty years battling the walking dead. These wolves won’t know what hit them when I’m through.
My life began the moment I found her, my darling little mate. She’s the force of nature Andorra Sector needs to give us hope for a future. A reason to keep going and to protect our lands from the zombie infestation beyond.
Yet she refuses to play by our rules.
Born in a time where humans will do anything to survive, she’s not used to the pack hierarchy or the laws our kind abides by. Oh, but she’ll learn. And I’ll thoroughly enjoy being the one to train her.
Katriana Cardona can fight me all she wants, but in the end, she will be mine. Whether she submits or not.
Rite of the Omega (Blood Rites Duet #1) by Eva Dresden
Paranormal Erotic Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50263074-rite-of-the-omega
My Review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3377597781
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.
Acquired Possession (The Machinery of Desire #1) by Cari Silverwood
Science Fiction Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35568473-acquired-possession
My Review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2072632947
The night Emery is taken she is reading emails in bed.
Aerthe, another world, the world of the Swathe, the moving cities of the Mekkers.
Blind on arrival and naked. No one touches her until the Mekkers decide humans aren’t people, and therefore can be bought and traded. The journey through the portal alters humans, shines them all pretty. Humans glimmer.
Emery’s bright hair and nails will forever mark her as alien. Her freedom is gone. Though her sight returns, she becomes a possession of House Oren. But someone else wants to own her. The House Master, Mako, a man who uses whips and canes like most people use a knife – daily, with efficiency and casualness. She vows to never give in.
Banned from marrying. Banned from having playing too intimately with the house possessions, Mako holds himself back. He mustn’t. Shouldn’t. His job is to punish, to control, to keep the House in order.
But when Emery runs and takes with her a most dangerous war machine, one not seen since the Last Days of the War… Mako is the man they turn to. To chase her down. To bring her back, lamed, dead, or mostly alive.