To be a good writer you have to be obsessed with stories, and to become a better writer you have to constantly feed your thirst for better storytelling. Because English is not my first Language (Afrikaans is) I have to constantly read new books to learn the written word better – so I am always on the hunt for new reads and I end up falling in love with the stories and have to share them with you all before I forget about them. So here are my newly discovered worlds for this month. It is also my duty as an avid reader to share good story lines with you!
SHE THOUGHT THERE COULD BE NO FUTURE FOR SOMEONE LIKE HER UNTIL SOMETHING BLOOMED IN HER HEART – A PHOENIX.
Disabled and rejected in her community, Sersha has never had a best friend. Until one day, a phoenix enters her world, tied to her heart in a way no one can break. Now, this great fiery beast has adopted her as his best friend and he wants to take her away from the world she’s known until now. But Sersha’s village is in trouble and unless she can learn to work with her phoenix friend right now, they might both lose the future they were counting on. Will Sersha’s big heart be enough to forge a bond between them?
For lovers of DRAGON SCHOOL, CROWN OF FEATHERS, DRAGON RIDERS OF PERN and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE comes a new serial novella series from USA Today bestselling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson, sure to fill you with the love of adventure and bright hope.
Gods May Cry: A Monster Romance (Monsters of the Dark Fae Book 1)
The Woods are…
Monstrous, Dark and Deep.
Not all fae are pretty…some are frightening.
Claws, thorns, and tentacles.
Nightmares from shadow.
I was promised to the worst of them all.
The Prince of Death.
He comes to my dreams, devours me at night.
He means to consume every part of me.
But my broken heart sings to him
as it calls to the other hellish creatures who crave me too.
My family were the ones who stole dark magic from the Unseelie fae. For seven years, my blood and sacrifices are supposed to pay the price.
But the spark between us holds a secret.
It runs through my veins.
Power only a queen should have.
Twisted. Dormant. Dangerous.
Humans aren’t meant to be divine.
The Monsters of the Dark Fae will hunt me down. The Starless Royals will bathe in my blood. The Sluagh will consume me.
But Gods may cry, the deadly host shall rise, and the world will weep…
before My Monsters
let them have me.
A missing King, a headstrong Prince, and a Queen who can’t see past her grief makes for a bad combination.
The tension between the Unseelie and Seelie has turned into a full out war, one that Cora is unprepared to handle. With less than a year of training under her belt, she’s forced into the fight while trying to keep a level head for both herself and the prince, a nearly impossible task. They’re constantly torn between their blossoming love and the war that’s growing each day.
When Noah makes the terrible decision to hunt down the King alone, Cora must see him safely to the frontlines of the Seelie army, although the journey is more dangerous than either of them bargained for. Especially when finding the King means crossing the border into the Dragon Lands as well.
Noah and Cora are stronger together, especially when they have each other’s backs in battle. But when death is on the line, and an eerie truth is revealed, will their love be strong enough to give the Unseelie a fighting chance in Faerie?
Fans of Bella Forrest and Stephenie Meyer will devour this new-adult, paranormal romance!
Heart of the Hunted: A deliciously dark, romantic Snow White retelling. (ADULT)
Autumn’s future is on the line when a courier never shows up to retrieve weapons her family created for nobles of a northern kingdom, and those nobles dislike waiting. With no choice, Autumn sets out to deliver them herself, but she’s never been outside the kingdom of Lohr and the country of Catalan is riddled with dark magic. Creatures long extinct have attacked villages, and her journey quickly becomes more about survival than adventure.
The Queen has ordered Sahlyn to bring her Autumn’s heart after the mirror conjured her vision, but the young woman nearly plunges a blade through his instead. That is, after she saves his life.
With a life debt owed, Sahlyn produces a plan to trick the queen into thinking he’s killed the girl. Despite the repercussions his failure will bring him, he lets the maiden go free.
Sparks fly when they are reunited on a perilous quest to find a legendary weapon that will end the queen’s murderous reign, once and for all.