Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ARC Review and Giveaway: Unraveled by Jennifer Estep

Series:     Elemental Assassin #15
Pub. Date:August 30, 2016
Publisher:Pocket Books
Length:400 pages

I am always so happy when a new Elemental Assassin book comes out - I know what to expect from this series and author, and I am never disappointed. This series is one of the more gritty urban fantasies, with an assassin heroine and lots of death and magical destruction. And the FOOD... barbecue and baked beans and macaroni and cheese with buttery crackers crumbled on top for crunch.  Good grief - I am always so hungry after reading one of these books!

ARC Review and Author Interview: My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly

Series:     Improper Princesses #1
Pub. Date:August 30, 2016
Publisher:Zebra / Kensington
Length:352 pages

This is my first read from Vanessa Kelly, and I am looking forward to trying more of her books. I am particularly interested in the Royal Renegades series, which I think may feature Griffin Steele, who fascinated me in this book. The Improper Princesses series promises to be entertaining, with unconventional heroines who must overcome of the stain of illegitimacy during a time when the circumstances of one's birth were blamed as much on the child as the parent.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ARC Review: Mad for the Plaid by Karen Hawkins

Series:     Oxenburg Princes #3
Pub. Date:August 30, 2016
Publisher:Pocket Books
Length:384 pages

This third installment of the Oxenburg Princes series has been much anticipated, as we are finally getting the story of the Crown Prince Nikolai Romanovin. This series has been a lot of fun and I'm a little sad that it's coming to an end.  I would love to see more of Tata Natasha!

Monday, August 29, 2016

ARC Review: Conquering William by Sarah Hegger

Series:     Sir Arthur's Legacy #3
Pub. Date:Aug. 30, 2016
Publisher:Lyrical Press
Length:250 pages

I have been trying to work a book by Sarah Hegger into my calendar ever since I met her at RT earlier this year. Trust me when I say that she is one cool cat! I had planned to start with Sweet Bea, but I ended starting the series out of order with Conquering William. There is some character crossover from the earlier books of the series. I believe that William is the sister of the two prior heroines in Sweet Bea and My Lady Faye. But even with the character crossover, I didn't feel lost or have any trouble following the story. So you should be fine if you are reading out of order like me.