First and foremost let us announce the winner of Shades of Dark, picked randomly by our Sorting Hat:
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Duchess by Night by Eloisa James has been released last week and The Good, The Bad and The Unread reviewed it and gave it an A. I am yet to read this series – I wondered if anyone around here has read it? Is it as good as it sounds? Recommendations would be fully appreciated.
Read an experpt of the new Meljean Brook short story that will be part of First Blood, an anthology to be published in August.
And three new releases which we can not wait to put our greedy little hands on (and they all have such pretty covers):
This is Kelley Armstrong’s first book in YA format!! Summary: Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for ‘disturbed teens’. At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems…? Chloe realizes that if she doesn’t uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse…? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?
Summary: Allegra’s beauty made her a captive…her power would set her free.For centuries, the women of Aronsdale have lived freely among the green and misted valleys. Creatures of exotic beauty and sensuality, they possess powerful skills of enchantment…and young Allegra is no different. But her life—and Aronsdale’s independence—is threatened when Jazid nomads invade, carrying Allegra into the desert as a prized trophy…or worse.Until an unexpected ally falls under her spell. From the moment feared Jazid warrior Markus Onyx sees the alluring beauty, he knows he has found his queen. But even the promise of love cannot quell Allegra’s determination to save her homeland. Summoning her powers, she casts herself north—out of passion’s grip—and into the dark heart of conflict….
And that’s it for today, folks!