Month9Books/Tantrum Books Friday Reveal ~ The Perilous Journey of the much-too-Spontaneous Girl by Leigh Statham



Today Leigh Statham and Month9Books are revealing the cover for THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH TOO SPONTANEOUS GIRL, book 2 in THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT SO INNOCUOUS GIRL Series! Which releases October 11, 2016! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive an eGalley!!
Here’s a message from the author.

Why I love the cover: Hello, GOGGLES! I love how artist Christel Michiels captures Marguerite's amazing fashion sense and tech gadgets. Plus this cover, like the first, is just the right mix of danger and fun. Who doesn't love leather gear cuffs and a good tophat?


On to the reveal! 





 Title: THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH TOO SPONTANEOUS GIRL (THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT SO INNOCUOUS GIRL #2)

Author: Leigh Statham
Pub. Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback & eBook
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Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants— except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite’s plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear— only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it’s time to reorder her cogs.

This steampunk adventure is littered with facts from The Golden Age of Piracy and follows (not too closely) some of the lives and adventures of the brave men and women who sailed the seas as privateers, pirates and soldiers.








Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.



Where you can find Leigh:  Website |Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads







1 winner will receive an eBook of THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT SO INNOCUOUS GIRL & an eGalley of THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH TOO SPONTANEOUS GIRL (when available), International.


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The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom

Thanks to TLC Book Tours, we're pleased to present a review for The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom, a new historical fiction novel by Alison Love. Make sure to check out the rest of the tour stops to see other reviews!

By Alison Love
Published on April 19th 2016
Published by: Broadway Books
Source: Publisher/blog tour
The first meeting between Antonio and Olivia at the Paradise Ballroom is brief, but electric.

Years later, on the dawn of World War II, when struggling Italian singer Antonio meets the wife of his wealthy new patron, he recognizes her instantly: it is Olivia, the captivating dance hostess he once encountered in the seedy Paradise Ballroom. Olivia fears Antonio will betray the secrets of her past, but little by little they are drawn together, outsiders in a glittering world to which they do not belong. At last, with conflict looming across Europe, the attraction between them becomes impossible to resist--but when Italy declares war on England, the impact threatens to separate them forever.

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom is a story of forbidden love and family loyalties amid the most devastating war in human history.

I'm a sucker for a good historical fiction novel, especially one that explores different cultures (rather than just set in the American past, that is). The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom excels at this, weaving together multiple storylines (Olivia the dancer, Antonio the singer, and their assorted friends and family) with the backdrop of WWII Europe.

While the book has its share of romantic storylines, including some forbidden love, for me the real highlight was the slice of life type scenes we get of Antonio's big Italian family.  I've read a lot of WWII era stories but I don't know that I've ever read anything that spends so much time with people who aren't British or German, or Jewish people in concentration camps. I liked getting to see how his extended family worked, how they maintained their traditions even in a country that grew increasingly hostile to them.

The real highlight of this book is in its excellent cast of supporting characters to help flesh out the different worlds that Antonio and Olivia inhabit at different points in the story. While there are a lot of secondary characters to keep track of, they help give glimpses of what it was like to be a person of society, or a dancer, or an immigrant. The author did a great job of giving the backstory for the characters without ever bogging you down in too much detail or making you feel like the story's on hold while you learn about someone's past.

As other reviewers have pointed out, while there is romance, the relationship between Olivia and Antonio doesn't dominate the book. So if you're looking for grand, sweeping passions, this may not be the story for you. But I personally really enjoyed the way that the characters crossed paths, and how long it took for Olivia and Antonio to get together in the first place.

The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece ~ Release Day Celebration and Giveaway

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The Artisan curse is broken. Souls trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now, Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox, and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives...or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead, then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven’s frightening visions of her dead mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole’s dreams?
Last year, a group of lonely teens sacrificed secrets, battled the supernatural, and faced their own demons to set one another free. Yet six months later, the heart of evil still beats within The Void. And the trio is forced to face the horrific truth: that their only way out is to go back in.
The Paladins completes this eerie YA Southern Gothic where loyalties are tested, love is challenged, and evil seeks them on the ultimate battlegrounds—in their minds, their souls, and their hearts.
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The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece Publication Date: May 3, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books

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Gideon’s arms slide around my waist as I stand at the kitchen sink with my snack. I’m trying to work up the courage to tell him what happened in my room this morning. All day I’ve avoided delivering the news that may derail our careful plans for fall semester.
Warm breath lingers on the back of my head sending delicious chills though my body. His fingers gently brush the skin on my stomach beneath my blouse, and I fight the urge to turn and leap into his arms. The guy emits more dangerous energy than a leaky power plant. Still, I hold back.
I was the one who wanted to go slowly. Like, first gear slow. Maybe just idle. Call me old fashioned, but I always dreamed that my first time sleeping with a guy would be with my husband on our honeymoon. I still want that, and him, but I just turned eighteen.
The muscles under his golden skin flex as his arms tighten around me. How does he make me feel safe and nervous at the same time? His nose parts the hair above my ear. Steady breaths, finally drive me to place my cookie on the counter and face him. My hands slide around his neck, fingers playing with the silky curls at his nape. I love the spicy scent of black licorice that’s distinctly his.
He lowers his head, nose rubbing mine before he lets his lips drift over my mouth. Whisper soft, his hesitant touch is an excruciating tease. Always, there’s curiosity and the promise of more to come.
My fingers untangle at his neck and drop to the bulge in his biceps. I can’t help enjoying the way they bunch when he holds me. My legs lose strength, knees weaken. There’s every possibility the boy will kiss me into unconsciousness. Can that happen? He must know because he holds me so close I hardly have the air to speak.
 
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They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.
To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.
Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad's drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.
But Raven's stepdad's drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she's ever known out of jail, or worse.
Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries' clothing line, signing over her creative rights.
Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can't imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.
But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?
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Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.
I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.
Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.
Then I thought I’d write one down…
Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!
 
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Tour Review and Giveaway ~ Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier




The Keeper of the Mist
by Rachel Neumeier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 8th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction
Rate: 3 stars

Synopsis:

A lush new fantasy about finding the will to lead against all odds, perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone.

Keri has been struggling to run her family bakery since her mother passed away. Now the father she barely knew—the Lord of Nimmira—has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position has never been so dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbors have failed, and Keri’s people are visible to strangers for the first time since the mists were put in place generations ago. At the same time, three half-brothers will their own eyes on the crown make life within the House just as dangerous as the world outside.

But Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary before her neighbors realize just how vulnerable Nimmira is.

With a spunky main character, lyrical storytelling, and hidden romance, The Keeper of the Mist is an engrossing story that is full of adventure.



 The Keeper of the Mist is a unique fantasy, revolving around Keri, or Lady Keri. Unexpectedly thrown into the role of Lady, after trying to keep a failing bakery afloat, Keri's whole world is turned upside down. To make matters worse, she couldn't have gained her new position at a worse time. Thankfully, she has three loyal friends to stand by her, and a tiny bit of romance, too.

 The best part of the story for me was definitely the relationship between Keri, Cort, Tassel and the Timekeeper. This element definitely held my interest more than any other part. Keri was a good character, strong and intelligent, and I enjoyed her carrying the story. The writing was also pretty dang good. I haven't read any of the authors other books, but with her writing style, I think I might have to give them a shot.

 The world-building was inventive, and interesting, but I will admit there was some confusion on my part. More than likely, that's just me, though. But the magic itself more than made up for it. I love any type of magic, and this magic was no different.

 All in all, The Keeper of the Mists was a good read for me. I don't read a ton of Fantasy, but books like this one make me much more inclined to do so. And I am definitely feeling a lot more inclined to go see what else I can find from Ms. Neumeier!




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Rachel Neumeier started writing fiction to relax when she was a graduate student and needed a hobby unrelated to her research. Prior to selling her first fantasy novel, she had published only a few articles in venues such as The American Journal of Botany. However, finding that her interests did not lie in research, Rachel left academia and began to let her hobbies take over her life instead.

She now raises and shows dogs, gardens, cooks, and occasionally finds time to read. She works part-time for a tutoring program, though she tutors far more students in Math and Chemistry than in English Composition.









Tour Review and Giveaway ~ The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude



By Sarah Jude
Published on May 3, 2016
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Edelweiss/ RockStar Book Tours
Stay on the roads. Don’t enter the woods. Never go out at night.

Those are the rules in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming community in the Missouri Ozarks where Ivy Templeton’s family has lived for centuries. It’s an old-fashioned way of life, full of superstition and traditions, and sixteen-year-old Ivy loves it. The other kids at school may think the Glen kids are weird, but Ivy doesn’t care—she has her cousin Heather as her best friend. The two girls share everything with each other—or so Ivy thinks. When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.
 

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The May Queen Murders... 

 In the Glen, the folks follow the old ways. They have their stories, their traditions. They live among themselves, only mixing with folks from the outside when necessary. There is a story that goes back 25 years, of old Birch Markle. A madman tortured his own sister, killed animals and went on to kill the May Queen. After the murder, he went in to hiding in the woods, where you can hear him screaming every night. After 25 years of nothing but screams, animals are being murdered again. Folks of the Glen take every precaution, including curfews and alarms and patrols, to protect themselves. Because it won't be long before Markle goes after bigger prey. 

 The May Queen Murders is told from the perspective of quiet and insecure, often stammering Ivy, a teenage girl who loves the old stories and traditions. Ivy's cousin and best friend, Heather, is her complete opposite; carefree and fearless, Heather is like a ray of sunshine. For their entire lives, they have shared stories and secrets, laughter and games, until recently. Now, Heather is pulling away from Ivy, keeping secrets from her, sneaking away at night, even with a murderer on the loose. All Ivy wants is for Heather to be safe, for things to go back to normal with them. But after the first May Queen celebration in 25 years, where Heather is crowned the May Queen, she disappears. Ivy is heartbroken, and can't stop searching for her. Heather's body is only the beginning...

 Full of murder and mystery, and a culture that is so very interesting, The May Queen Murders was definitely my kind of story. The characters were wonderfully descriptive, full of personality and uniqueness. The setting of the Glen was intriguing from the get go. I loved the stories, the superstitions, of this group of people. There was a sweet, sweet romance that I was rooting hard for. The story itself was full of sorrow, anger, hope, regret, loss, sadness... but also love and light and friendship. Even though I never thought the murderer was the one pointed to, I was kept guessing until close to the end. And the reveal was full of surprise, shock and anger. 

 The one negative that I had was with the pacing. In the beginning, and a little towards the middle of the story, it was very slow going. I found myself getting a little frustrated at times, just wanting something to happen. But when the story really got under way, my attention was caught and held. I am very glad that I stuck it out.
 I would absolutely recommend this one to anyone who likes a good murder mystery. But if you like a story that never lets up, and keeps your heart racing, I would just warn you that this one is more of a slow burn! 


About the Author...


Sarah Jude lives by the woods and has an owl that lands on her chimney every night. She grew up believing you had to hold your breath whenever you passed a graveyard or a bridge spanning water. Now she writes about cemeteries, murder, and ghostly apparitions. She resides in Missouri with her husband, three children, and three dogs.







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Week One:
4/25/2016- Once Upon a TwilightExcerpt
4/26/2016- Buttermybooks- Review
4/27/2016- Wandering Bark BooksGuest Post
4/28/2016- The Best Books Ever - Review
4/29/2016- One Night Book StandInterview


Week Two:
5/2/2016- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
5/3/2016- Literary Meanderings - Guest Post
5/4/2016- Such a Novel IdeaReview
5/5/2016- Adventures of a Book Junkie- Interview
5/6/2016- The O.W.L.- Review


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The Rose & the Dagger Release Day Blitz


The Wrath & the Dawn was one of my favorite's last year. I am so excited to be able to share this release day post and giveaway. Good luck y'all, and happy reading!


 Title: THE ROSE & THE DAGGER
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks 

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.




Praise for The Rose and the Dagger:

“Above all there is the shattering, triumphant catharsis of love… In a story about stories, love is ‘the power to speak without words.’ Thrillingly full of feeling.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Fiery romance, a spirited heroine, shifting loyalties… With more than a few heartrending twists and turns.”—Booklist 



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About Renée:

Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.


She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of theScience Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.










1 winner will receive a paperback of THE WRATH & THE DAWN, a hardcover of THE ROSE & THE DAGGER, and a His Calipha candle from The Melting Library’s Etsy Store, US Only.

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Jaime Reviews ~ Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter

By Gena Showalter
Published on February 23, 2016
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Source: Edelweiss/Around the World ARC Tours
ONE CHOICE.
TWO REALMS.
NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…



Firstlife...

 Before reading this one, as I often do, I headed over to Goodreads to see what the word on the street was. I was surprised at all of the negative reviews, which definitely made me hesitant, but I decided to read it anyway. And... I am SO glad that I did. 

 Ten has been locked in an asylum for thirteen months, suffering torture and abuse at the hands of the doctor and the staff. All she has to do is sign her Everlife over to Myriad, and it all stops and Ten is free. But Ten refuses to be forced into making a decision. She wants the choice to be hers and hers alone, and right now? She just isn't sure what the best choice is. What Ten doesn't know is that she is something different, someone who would be very important to both realms, and they will stop at nothing to get her on their side. And if they can't do that, one realm is willing to kill her to prevent the other from getting her. 

 Firstlife is non-stop action, and one emotional roller coaster after another. What Ten is put through in the asylum will make your blood boil, and when she is finally free things continue to get worse. There is one big difference on the outside though. Ten is surrounded by an amazing group of people who become so important to her. Archer and Killian, bitter enemies, initially come to recruit Ten. But they start to care for her, and they come together to ensure Ten's safety. They make sacrifices along the way, and they both grow exponentially. Ten is a tough character, strong and resilient and firm in her own beliefs. She stands firm behind her decision to wait until she is ready, despite the hardships she faces. I have seen frustration expressed because she refuses to just sign with one realm or the other, but I understand wholly. When you are unsure of where you belong, you don't just settle. You weigh the pros and cons, consider it from every aspect, so that when you finally decide, you know the decision you make is the right one. When Ten makes her decision, she makes it because it is the right one for her, and she feels peace in her decision. She didn't jump the gun, or relent to the constant pressure. I respect her 100% for that! If you had a decision to make, and you were unsure about it, would you let someone pressure you into making that decision or would you wait until you felt peace about it?

 I genuinely can't think of a thing that I didn't enjoy about Firstlife. I adored the characters, the villains were wonderfully villainous, the action was non-stop. The emotions ran high! I adored this book. If you read this review, and have felt a little wishy-washy about reading this book because of the reviews, I would definitely tell you to at least give it a shot. And if you do, I hope you like it as much as I did! 

Jaime Lynn

Tour Excerpt and Giveaway ~ Bright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade #3) by Jennifer Estep





By Jennifer Estep
Published on April 26, 2016
Published by: Kensington
Source: FFBC
"The characters are as fantastic as Estep fans have come to expect." – RT Book Reviews

Bad Things Always Come In Threes…

As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. 

Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side… 

"An adventurous ride you will never want to get off." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout on Cold Burn of Magic



Bright Blaze of Magic Excerpt...

Keeping low, I left the woods behind and hopscotched my way across the lawn, hiding behind various trees and bushes and only moving when the guards’ backs were turned. Devon and Felix followed along behind me, both of them being as quiet as possible and clutching the duffel bags to their chests to muffle any telltale clank-clanks.
Less than three minutes later, we were at one of the side patio doors. I reached up and gently turned the knob. Unlocked. How disappointing. It was no fun breaking into a mansion when your inside woman left a door unlocked for you.
But I opened the door and ushered Devon and Felix inside. I slipped in after them and locked the door behind me, just in case one of the guards decided to check it. Then I took the lead again, creeping from one hallway and staircase to the next.
The outside of the Draconi mansion might resemble a castle, but the furnishings inside were the real riches. Just about everything gleamed with some sort of gold, from the chandeliers overhead to the gilt-edged mirrors on the walls to the trim on the tables and chairs. And Victor’s snarling dragon crest was painted, carved, chiseled, embroidered, and stamped into practically everything, from the crown molding that ringed the ceilings to the stained glass windows set into the walls to the white flagstones underfoot.
All those dragons were creepy enough, but it seemed like every single one of the monsters turned its head, narrowed its eyes, and glared at Devon, Felix, and me as we crept past. I shivered. Sometimes, I would have been happy not to see so well with my sight magic.
We quickly made our way up some stairs to the Draconi greenlab. Once again, the glass doors were unlocked, and the three of us slipped inside and moved through the area, which was part chemistry lab, part greenhouse, where a variety of magical and other plants were grown and harvested. The long, sharp needles on the stitch-sting bushes quivered as we hurried past them, but we didn’t get close enough for the evergreen plants to lash out and try to scratch us for disturbing them.
We made it to the opposite side of the greenlab, and I sidled up to the glass doors there and peered out into the hallway beyond. The lights were turned down low in this part of the mansion, creating more shadows than not. Just the way I liked it.
Since the coast was clear, I stepped out of the glass doors and into the hallway—
I spotted a glint of metal out of the corner of my eye. Even as I turned toward it, a sword zoomed out of the shadows, heading straight for me.


About the Author...

  Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
 Her Elemental Assassin series follows the life and times of Gin “the Spider” Blanco, a barbecue restaurant owner who also happens to be an assassin with magical control over the elements of Ice and Stone.
 The Mythos Academy series focuses on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it. She studies at Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors.
  Her Bigtime paranormal romance books feature sexy superheroes, evil ubervillains, and smart, sassy gals looking for love.
 Estep’s new Black Blade series is about 17-year-old thief Lila Merriweather, who has a Talent for sight, along with the ability to take magic others used against her to boost her own powers. She tries not to get involved with the Families who control much of the town, but ends up in the middle of a potential turf war



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