August 1, 2015

#Steampunk Sundays: Second Daughter by @SusanKayeQuinn #TalkSupe

Series: The Dharian Affairs 2
Format: eGalley
Release Date: July 7, 2014
Publisher: Self
Source: Author via NetGalley
Genre: Steampunk

Assassins, skyships, and royal intrigue...

With plans for a second skyship exposed, Third Daughter Aniri fears her sister, Seledri, will be caught in a war between the three Queendoms. Seledri is the Second Daughter of Dharia, which means she had no choice in her arranged marriage to the First Son of Samir—a country with whom they may soon be at war. As Aniri fights to free her sister from a husband and a country she does not love, she questions her own rushed betrothal to Prince Malik, the noble barbarian who controls the skyship—and whether a love pledged in the heat of adventure can survive the looming threat of war.

Second Daughter is the second book in The Dharian Affairs trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance takes place in an east-Indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, assassins, royal romance and intrigue.

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged [161]: Movie and TV Bits

BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 

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Big & Small

  • There might be more seasons of Game of Thrones and the producers, with Martin, are in talks of maybe a prequel. I sure would like to know mroe about the legendary Targaryens and their dragons. Also, there's no hope that Jon Snow is coming back *sad face*.
  • The Walking Dead S6 promises to have more walkers this coming season. 650 zombies will be coming after Rick and the others. Looking at the stills, the team is getting creative with the undead. Whoa! I guess they'll never be able to scrub off the stench of decay in their skins. 
  • I'm not excited that Channing Tatum is The Gambit. I mean he's hot, but I really can't see him pulling it off, accent and all. I wish they'd just get Taylor Kitsch back!
  • Finally, who else is excited for Deadpool? That said, any news if Tyrese is going to be the new Green Lantern?


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Also as this is a laid-back meme, please use your LABEL OR TAG LINKS and not your post links that way you don't have to update your linky every week. 

July 31, 2015

Loved It: The Veil by Chloe Neill

Series: Devil's Isle 1
Format: eGalley
Release Date: August 5, 2015
Publisher: NAL Trade
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil's Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused.

Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.

But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn.

July 30, 2015

Quick Hit: Gin Lovers- Dangerous Games by Jamie Brenner

Series: The Gin Lovers 5
Format: Paperback
Release Date: October 29, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Author
Genre: Historical | Roaring Twenties

Set against the turbulent and glamorous backdrop of Prohibition and the rise of the jazz age, The Gin Lovers is a sensual and romantic story of how one high society woman’s passion and courage lead her to love.

When Charlotte discovers the shocking truth about her husband, she realizes the time to leave her marriage is now – or never. But even as she plots her next move, Jake seems to be losing faith that she will choose their love over the privilege afforded by her marriage. As everyone jockeys for power, an ambitious gossip columnist threatens to reveal Mae’s secret life, forcing her to make some big decisions about her future. As the stakes get higher all around, Charlotte realizes her only way out might be to destroy William – and the Delacorte name along with him.