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Friday, October 21, 2016

Month9Books is 4! Celebrate & Win Books!

Welcome to Month9Books Turns 4 Birthday Bash! We’re thrilled to share this celebration with you!

Here’s a quick note from Georgia McBride, owner of Month9Books!

“Month9Books is turning 4 this year, and I could not be happier. We are living proof that if you have a dream to write, create and inspire, you should follow that dream and let nothing keep you from realizing it. Thank you to all the readers, writers, agents, partners and friends who have made this possible. We write for you.

--Georgia McBride, Publisher and Owner of Month9Books”

Thanks so much for 4 awesome years! We look forward to celebrating #5 with you in 2017! We have something for everyone from every genre from Sci-Fi to Fantasy to Paranormal and Horror! As a thank you, we're giving away some well-loved books from 2015 and 2016. All paperback and hardcover winners must reside in the United States. International readers may receive only eBooks if they win.

Here’s a look at all of the books we have published through the years! 

Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes
Very Superstitious: Myths, Legends and Tales of Superstition
Praefatio (Praefatio, #1) by Georgia McBride
THE Undertakers: Secret of The Corpse Eater by Ty Drago
Fledgling (Dragonrider Chronicles #1) by Nicole Conway
Avian (Dragonrider Chronicles #2) by Nicole Conway
Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton
The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl by Leigh Statham
Summer of The Oak Moon by Laura Templeton
The Undertakers: Last Siege of Haven by Ty Drago
The Artisans by Julie Reece
Into The Dark by Caroline Patti
Serpentine by Cindy Pon
Minotaur by Phillip Simpson
Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins
Ashes In The Sky (Fire in the Woods #2) By Jennifer M. Eaton
The Undertakers 5: End of the World by Ty Drago
The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman
Emerge by Tobie Easton
There Once were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece
Argos by Phillip W. Simpson
Traitor (Dragonrider Chronicles #3) by Nicole Conway
Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis
In The Shadow Of The Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
Hair In All The Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley
Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley
Into The Light (Into The Dark #2) by Caroline Patti
un/Fair by Steven Harper
Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
The Perilous Journey Of The Much Too Spontaneous Girl (The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl #2) by Leigh Statham
Sacrifice (Serpentine #2) by Cindy Pon
Clanless (Nameless #2 ) by Jennifer Jenkins
The Legend of The Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day
In The Beginning Anthology
Immortal (Dragonrider Chronicles #4)  by Nicole Conway

Giveaway Details:
A total of 13 winners will receive….
(1) Hardcover of SERPENTINE by Cindy Pon, US Only.
(1) Paperback of EMERGE by Tobie Easton, US ONLY.
(1) Hardcover of POPPY MAYBERRY: THE MONDAY by Jennie K. Brown, US Only.
(1) Paperback set of THE DRAGONRIDERS CHRONICLES by Nicole Conway, US Only.
(1) Paperback set of HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Andrew Buckley, POLARIS by Beth Bowland, and ARTIFACTS by Pete Catalano, US Only.
(1) Paperback set of TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES, THE REQUIEM RED by Brynn Chapman, FIRE IN THE WOODS by Jennifer M. Eaton, & RISE by Jennifer Anne Davis, US Only.
(3) Paperbacks of MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson, US Only.
(3) International winners will receive a 5 eBooks of their choice from books listed above.

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Blog Tour- GLITTER by Aprilynne Pike An Interview & Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for GLITTER by Aprilynne Pike! I freaking adore Aprilynne and her books!! I have an interview Aprilynne to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a finished copy of the book!!

Haven't heard of GLITTER? Check it out!

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Pub. Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life. 

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.

Now on to the interview!

Hi Aprilynne! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books it’s been a while since you’ve been here! GLITTER was absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

Thank you! I haven’t had a big book release in two years and it really does feel like visiting friends after a long time.

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about GLITTER and the characters?

Glitter is about a 17yo courtier named Danica who lives in a futuristic, corporate owned kingdom that mimics the French Baroque. She finds herself blackmailed to a dangerous man and decides the best way out is to start selling a designer drug.

Is this a standalone or a series? And if it’s a series do you have a title for book 2 yet? And if it’s a standalone what are you working on next?

It is a duology and I just turned in the first round of edits on the sequel. It doesn’t have an official title yet Although, there’s one I’ve been using. *shifty eyes*

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

I’m actually really careful not to base characters on real life because I start calling people by the wrong names. No really. At one point my brother in law would answer to both Ryan and Jared because I said the wrong name so often. But on top of that, as most of the people in Glitter are quite morally questionable, I’ve really avoided it in this book.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I have so much fun writing my male MC, the King. Justin Wyndham is unabashedly, unapologetically bad. He is selfish and ruthless and gets a kick out of offending people because they can’t do a darn thing about it. Because he’s the King. And the CEO. He is large and in charge.

Least favorite? I had to really think about this one because unless it’s a person with, like, one line and no name, I don’t write characters that aren’t fun to write. But then I realized that I very much dislike writing Danica’s mother, Angela, because she’s so unfeeling toward her daughter. There are many ways to be a good mother Angela doesnt do any of them. As a mother of four little rugrats who I love to pieces, its hard to write a mother who sees her offspring as thing.

What is your favorite passage/scene in GLITTER?

Oh gosh, I have to pick a non-spoilery one. For AFTER you’ve read the book, I love the last scene, the beginning of Chapter 11, and this one:
“And this,” he says, handing me two tubes of plain lip balm. “Reg says you’re making some colorless?”
“For the men,” I confirm. “Though some will probably also use the rouge.”
He scoffs openly at that. “The men? I thought you were just going to pass it around to the executives’ wives while you all sit around and drink tea.”
“Oh, gentlemen will be in attendance too. The Palace has more than its fair share of kept men.” I lean forward, allowing my pushed up cleavage to show a little, just to throw off his tightly held composure. “You don’t think our company has run so smoothly for nearly a hundred years because men were in charge, do you?”
His eyes jump up from my breasts to my face and it’s clear he assumed exactly that.
I straighten, removing my enchantments from his view again with a jolt of satisfaction. “We may emulate the court of the Sun King, but make no mistake, Sonoma is a modern corporation and its court isn’t so backward-thinking as you clearly believe. Many of our men routinely use cosmetics, and even those who don’t certainly aren’t intimidated by a little sparkle now and then. Are you?”

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

*laugh* Oh, I did some very interesting research. A ton of research into French history and fashion and the Palace of Versailles, as one would expect, but I also had to do a ton of research into drugs and how corporations run. There were a lot of technical details I had to familiarize myself with as well, but I confess, I leaned on my techie husband to do a lot of Explain Like I’m Five.:)

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Oh, this is such a hard choice! I think my ultimate book boyfriend is the hero from a regency romance by Elizabeth Hoyt called Lord of Darkness and his name is Godric St. John. He’s a really calm, smart hero who is a daring vigilante by night, but is totally not Alpha-Male-ish when he’s being himself. I kinda love that.:) It’s also possible that this is the audio book I turn on at night to help me go to sleep.
e is a clam,

What inspired you to write YA?

I’ve found that a lot of authors accidentally find themselves in YA and I’m the same. I started out writing adult epic fantasy and even got my first agent with it! But when she sent my stuff out, I got several rejections that said, “This is a great story but it really feels YA to us.” So the next book I wrote I purposely wrote featuring teens and I loved it so much that’s all I’ve written since.

Lightning Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I just finished YOU by Caroline Kepnes, where the main character is a stalker who gets obsessed with a girl and kills people who get in his way and um, its very dark. 0_0

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?


Twitter or Facebook?


Favorite Superhero?

Cap. :D

Favorite TV show?

I am loving the crap out of BBC’s Poldark right now.

Sweet or Salty?


Any Phobias?

I really don’t. I’m claustrophobic about having my arms unable to move, but I’m luckily rarely in that situation. (Though getting my first wrap at a spa about a year ago required so deep breathing and wriggling to convince myself that I could get out if I really wanted to.)

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Le Temps des Cath├ędrales from the musical Notre Dame de Paris. But it HAS to be in French, and it HAS to be sung by Bruno Pelletier.

Winter Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Oh gosh. I almost never watch movies. I’ve literally been to the movie theatre twice in the last five+ years. (Maze Runner and Zootopia.) I really do need to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Thanks so much Aprilynne for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read GLITTER!

About Aprilynne:
Aprilynne Pike is a critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and their four children.

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of GLITTER, US Only.
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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
10/17/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
10/18/2016- Lisa Loves LiteratureReview
10/19/2016- Pandora's BooksExcerpt
10/20/2016-  BookHounds YAReview
10/21/2016- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

Week Two:
10/24/2016- Brooke- ReportsReview
10/25/2016- Brittany's Book RamblesGuest Post
10/26/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
10/27/2016- A Glass Of Wine BlogInterview
10/28/2016- Mundie MomsReview

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Blog Tour- MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast An Interview & Excerpt

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast! I have been a fan of hers since I first read the House of Night series!  I have an interview with P.C. to share with you today! 

Haven't heard of MOON CHOSEN? Check it out!

Author: P.C. Cast
Pub. Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin 
Pages: 608
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook
Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…

Now, darkness is coming, and with it, a force more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.

With a fantastic storyline, fascinating protagonist, and swoon-worthy love story, MOON CHOSEN is sure to hit all the sweet spots readers love. 

Early Praise for MOON CHOSEN:

"While many fantasy series style themselves as epic, this one may actually be worthy of the description. Fantasy lovers who are fans of Cinda Williams Chima's "Seven Realms" novels will fall in love with Mari and Nik." – School Library Journal

“Cast’s spectacular new series kicks off with a unique tale suitable for fans of fantasy both young and old. Earth has completely changed, and the author grants readers a chance to use their imagination as the engaging storyline rapidly unfolds.” – Romantic Times, 4 stars!

“Cast's fans should find much to be pleased with in this new venture” – Kirkus

“…engaging characters and a fast-paced narrative” – Publishers Weekly

Now on to the interview!

Blog Tour Author Q&A

1.        What 3 words would you use to describe your book?

2.      Writing a fantasy book seems like such a daunting task.  How did you plan out the world?
It is a daunting task, indeed!  Well, the inspiration for the plot came from the bond between my amazing personal protection dog, an Eastern European German Shepherd named Badger, and me.  He’s my hero, my Warrior, and my confidant.  He loves me unconditionally and would give his life for me.
Then a move to the northwest (Portland, OR), lit my imagination on fire.  This part of the world is so incredibly beautiful!  So, I had my setting and my basic plot inspiration.  Then I called one of my best friends, Christine Zika, who was the editor for my Goddess Summoning Series.  She and I had an old fashioned brainstorming session, and from that I wrote a loose outline.  I did a lot of research about the NW (including fabulous hikes!), and of course I asked for my dad’s help with creating the biology of my post apocalypse world -  and then dove in!

3.      What’s in your “Author Survival Kit”? (Pens, Caffeine, iPods, etc?)
My tread desk!  Yep, I walk and write at the same time (it’s actually awesome and easy google it!).  I write in silence.  Well, except for four dogs and a Maine Coon cat who tend to either sleep like the dead or create chaos.  I brew a big pot of either green tea or herbal tea and get to work surrounded by my fur babies, research books, crystals, and infused candles made specially for me by the wonderful Sage Goddess (you can find her on Etsy).

4.     I'm intrigued by the idea of a totally different world with animal allies and Earth Walkers.  Where did you get your ideas for this book?
Thank you for asking!  The idea of animal allies and the bonds formed between animals, at first specifically canines and humans, was inspired by my bond with my working dog, Badger.  I had something scary happen in my life about four years ago, and I decided to invest in a personal protection canine.  I’ve always had a menagerie of dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc., etc., but I had no experience with working dogs or German Shepherds. They delivered Badger, my personal protection canine, and the moment he and I met we had an immediate connection.  It was like nothing I’d ever experienced before, and was so profound that I knew it must be the foundation for a new adventure for me and for my readers!  I, of course, had to include other fabulous canine familiars, as well as a variety of felines, equines, and many other surprises. 
The physical setting was inspired by my move to the northwest.  The beauty and wildness of the landscape surrounding me set my imagination on fire, and as usual, I turned to my brilliant father who helped me extrapolate what might happen to our world if it had survived a series of massive solar flares that changed the atmosphere, topography, flora and fauna as well as humans.  Then I added a big dose of goddess magick!

5.     What was the last book you read that you just couldn't put down?
SCARLET RAIN by my talented daughter, Kristin Cast.  The book rocks!  But that’s not why I couldn’t put it down.  I couldn’t put it down because she based the mom character in the book on me and what happens to “me” in that books iswellyoull have to read it to see!

6.     Do you have a favorite place to write?
Yes!  My home has three floors, and I’ve turned the bottom floor into my writing office.  I love it so much!  I’ve filled it with books and art, crystals and candles.  My dogs have beds surrounding my treaddesk (I always write while I walk) and my cat has a cat condo she perches in (when she’s not terrorizing the dogs).  All is right in the world when I’m down there, focused and creating worlds and adventures and magick!

7.       What kind of research did you have to do for the story?
Well, I destroy all of Portland’s bridges, so I had to do lots of research about how they were built so that I could properly tear them down!  My father taught biology for about half a century, so being sure my ecosystems work is imbedded into my DNA.  This series merges biology and fantasy, which means I have to be sure the biological foundation of my world is solid so that it can remain believable when I add fantasy.
I also had to do quite a bit of research about treehouses for the Tribe of the Trees.  I even went to Washington state and stayed in a treehouse B&B (it was fantastic!).

8.      Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?
From another author Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series.  From my own books ClanFinan from the Partholon series: DIVINE BY MISTAKE, DIVINE BY CHOICE, and DIVINE BY BLOOD.

9.     Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart?
Absolutely!  I’m a proud supporter of Bitch Media, a non-profit, reader funded platform for feminist ideology. I also support Tulsa Street Cats and various other animal and vegan charities.

10.  What’s up next for you?
Finishing SUN WARRIOR, book two in this series.  Also, Kristin and I are going to begin a new YA series called THE DYSASTERS, which we’re super excited about!  The first two books will be released spring and summer of 2018.  And hard at work on a 10th anniversary House of Night surprise for our fabulous fans!


Twitter or Facebook? Facebook

Favorite Superhero? Wonder Woman and Superman I love them equally.

Favorite TV show? Currently Outlander

Sweet or Salty? Salty

Any Phobias? Birds and big things under the water like the bottoms of ships. (shudder)

Song you can’t get enough of right now? Buffalo Springfield’s For What it’s Worth

Winter Movie you’re most looking forward to? WONDER WOMAN!!  But, it’s not out until 2017 (it was the first movie I thought of).

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? PASTA!


CREDIT: From Moon Chosen by PC Cast. Copyright © 2016 by the authors and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

Mari braced herself, and as she had so many times before, felt her mother stiffen while energy surged through Leda and into Mari, sizzling through her palm, down her arm to swirl around and around inside her, growing in power with each second that passed. Mari’s heartbeat began to hammer and her breathing suddenly increased until she was panting as hard as was the pup. In her arms, Rigel whined uncertainly.

“Focus.” Her mother’s voice was only a whisper, but Mari could feel it through her whole body. “You can do this. The power is not yours to keep – your body is merely its channel. Borrow serenity from the image of the Earth Mother. Though you may be surrounded by chaos or sickness or injuries, find the true you within. Release that which belongs to the world –fears, worry, sadness, so that the silver stream may wash unimpeded through you. It is a waterfall at night. Rigel is the basin that must hold it.” Mari stared at the beautiful image of the Earth Mother that Leda pruned and cared for so lovingly. But, as always, the figure was only foliage and art to Mari. She couldn’t feel the divine presence her mother revered. She could not find her true self – her center. “Mama, I c-can’t. It’s s-so c-cold. It- it hurts.” Mari stuttered through chattering teeth.

“Only because the healing power is not meant for you. Release the fears of your body, Mari. Focus! Find your grounding and become a channel for the moon’s energy. Tonight you must succeed. If you do not, your Rigel will surely die.”

Her mother’s words exploded through Mari’s body. “No! He can’t die. I won’t let him.” She gritted her teeth against the cold and tried to focus past the pain – to release the cacophony of emotions that swirled through her body unimpeded – and to be the channel for the moonfall of water. Yet, still the power was a whirlpool within her. It terrified Mari and threatened to suck her down to drown in its freezing depths.

This was when she usually failed. This was when she dropped her mother’s hand and allowed sickness to claim her so that she vomited, dry heaving misery and moonlight while Leda stroked her back, consoling her with calm, loving words that reminded Mari there would be a next time – she would do better the next time.

But there was no next time for Rigel, and Mari refused to lose him. Think! Focus!

“Mari, slow your breathing. Calm your heart. This is no longer practice. You either heal Rigel, or fail and he dies from shock and blood loss. This is your reality.”

“That’s it, Mama! I need to make this my reality!” Mari squeezed her eyes closed. Could that be the answer? Could it really be that simple? Mari imagined that she was in their burrow, alone, sitting at her desk preparing to create a sketch. Her gulping breath slowed. Her hammering heart quieted. Mari found her grounding as she envisioned a blank sheet of paper. On that paper her imagination began to quickly, easily, sketch an image of herself, sitting crossed-legged with Rigel spread across her lap. From above her silver light cascaded into her lifted palm, washing through her body in a glistening wave to spout from her other palm, which was pressed against the pup’s bloody chest. Eyes still tightly shut Mari worked on the scene, creating a picture of Rigel’s body that was washed clean of blood by the liquid light, leaving behind wounds that were neatly closed and already healing. Suddenly the cold tide within Mari was controllable. Instead of drowning her, it used her as a conduit, passing through her harmlessly as she let go of the energy. I’m doing it! I’m doing it! And just that quickly her concentration shattered. The picture she’d been creating disappeared along with the tide of power within her.

“No! No! Get it back! I was doing it – it was working,” Mari gasped, gripping her mother’s hand like a lifeline.

“It’s too late. The sun is fully risen. Even with your help I cannot call the moon back to me,” Leda knelt beside Mari, gently disentangling her daughter’s hand from hers. “But it was enough. You did it, sweet girl. I knew you could. Praise the Earth Mother and the blessed Moon! You have saved him.” Feeling dizzy and disconnected, Mari looked down at Rigel. The pup wagged his tail animatedly and sat up, licking her face. Even though she felt light-headed, she laughed weakly and put her arms around him. He nested there, curled against her body and, sending her waves of contentment, Rigel fell sound to sleep in her arms. With a trembling hand, Mari brushed aside the blood-matted fur on his chest.

What had only moments before been deep, seeping, whip-like lacerations were now pink lines of newly joined flesh that had ceased bleeding.

“I knew it was true. You do have my powers and more.”

About P.C.:
P.C. CAST is the #1 New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author of the House of Night Series and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame.  With more than 20 million copies in print in over 40 countries, her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. 

Ms. Cast was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology.  After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time.  Ms. Cast lives in Oregon surrounded by beloved cats, dogs, horses, and family.

Dying To Read (178)- NOW I RISE by Kiersten White

Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

I loved the first installment in this series, yes I did have a couple minor issues with it but not enough to stop me from reading book 2. I have always been fascinated with Vald Dracul and I love Kiersten's gender swap book!

Author: Kiersten White
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 496
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks
Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost. 
So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (83)- My Top Ten Characters I'd Name A Dog or Cat

Hi thanks for stopping by!!! And welcome to my Top 10 Tuesday post! 

Thanks to the lovely ladies at The Broke And The Bookish for creating this weekly meme!

Here's this week's topic.

October 18: Ten Characters I'd Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. 

I don't have kids nor will I be having any so these characters names will be for my future furbabies whether they be a dog or a cat. I tend to have more male animals so there will be more male names.

1. Valek or Janco from Maria V. Snyder's Study and Glass books! Valek if the animal is mysterious or aloof so most likely a cat and Janco if the animal is fun loving so most likely a dog.

2. Rhysand (Rys for short) from Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Thorns And Roses series.

3. Magnus from Morgan Rhodes's Falling Kingdom's series.

4. Zo from Jennifer Jenkins Nameless series.

5. Vhalla from Elise Kova's Air Awakens series.

6.  Irial from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series.

7. Roar from Veronica Rossi's Under The Never Sky series.

8. Ash from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

9. Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice. Who would I be without my own Darcy?

10. Lestat from Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series, not gonna lie I've wanted to name a cat Lestst for a long time lol

So what about you? What are your favorite character names? And check back next week for my Top Ten Halloween-ish reads!! 


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