The Russian Cage (Gunnie Rose, Book 3)

This is the third book in the Gunnie Rose series, and it continues to be a quality series. Russian Cage picks up where A Longer Fall left off. Lizbeth received a coded message from her sister that her estranged love, Prince Eli, has been taken captive by the Holy Russian Empire. Instead of working with a crew as she usually does, Lizbeth must go this job alone. She will depend on the help of her sister, Felicia, to rescue Eli and we learn a bit more about her along the way.

As you guys know, I’ve been a Charlaine Harris fan for quite a while. While I credit the Southern Vampire series with my introduction to her work, my favorite writing of hers has not been in that most popular series. My favorite is her Midnight, TX trilogy. I re-read it almost every year. I must say, though, this series is coming up hot on its tail! Harris is a master at building new and exciting worlds, and the characters in this series just continue to grow and gain more depth. There was one plot hole in this particular installment, but that can be forgiven, of course. I won’t point it out, in case you miss it! You could read this as a stand-alone, but you will really benefit from reading the books in order. I can’t wait to get more stories of Lizbeth Rose’s life!

This book releases on February 23, but you can pre-order it now!

Many thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy.

Rachel Caine

This is not the post that I wanted to be making today…

One of my favorite authors has lost her battle with cancer. Rachel Caine passed away today.

I first came to know Rachel Caine’s writing through her Weather Warden series many years ago. I continued on reading her work through the Great Library series, Stillhouse Lake series, and her book Prince of Shadows. (Oddly, as a vampire genre reader, I didn’t read Morganville Vampires, arguably her most famous-ha!) Her writing never disappointed me. My favorite will always be the series that introduced me to her, though, the Weather Wardens.

What I didn’t expect, though, was how incredibly kind she would be when I met her. I was finally able to fulfill a dream of mine and attend RT in 2015. I met so many authors that I fangirled over and admired while I was there. Many were nice (some just tolerated us) but Rachel was different. I was so nervous when I went to speak with her. She was so famous by then, but no one was there when I went to her table. She must have talked to me for 15-20 minutes and was surprised that I brought Heat Stroke of all books for her to sign. We talked about Weather Wardens, books she had coming out, other series that we loved, what I do for a living. She was just so kind. I will never forget meeting her and I will cherish that copy of Heat Stroke for the rest of my life.

To her beloved family and friends: I am so sorry for the immense loss that you are feeling. I send my love to you and you will be in my thoughts for the days and weeks to come. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Rachel and I at RT 2015

I’m back!!!!

Hi everyone!!!

I finally graduated!!!

I’m so sorry that the stress from school and my job took me away from the blog for so long. I’ll start grad school in 2021, but I’ll worry about that then.

For now, I’m back just in time for Halloween reads!!! I’m going to theme my Halloween reads on Vampires this year…

What are you guys reading?! I want to know!!!

Stay tuned for reviews and updates!!

Always,

– T

Catching up!

Hi everyone!

 

It’s been a while (aside from a review here and there). I hope that you’re all doing well! Things are still super busy here, but I have missed being able to talk books with you all so much! I’m going to try to get back to posting at least semi-regularly for now.

So, let’s catch up on the latest!! There are a couple of things that are coming up in the next few weeks/months that I’m super excited about, and a couple that have been announced but, sadly, no dates yet (so that I can pine away looking at my planner).

Let’s dive in!!

First, the long-awaited prequel to The Hunger Games, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes releases on May 19!!I have been anxiously waiting for this day since Suzanne Collins announced that it was coming. As I said before, this is a prequel to The Hunger Games, so we’ll get to see what happened to make Panem the Panem that we came to know.

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Next Up: Twilight news!! I never thought that I would be announcing that!! The book that we never thought was coming is coming out in August, y’all! If any of you are Twilight fans, you’ll remember the disappointment at the announcement that Midnight Sun would not be completed and released as the first chapters of it were leaked online. Many years later, we are being given the book from Edward’s perspective that we (yes we, I’m a fan, too- hate me!) have been wanting! It’s set to release on August 4.

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Now, onto the fun news with no set dates:

AMC has acquired the rights to all 18 books in Queen Anne’s The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches and plan to develop a television series. Y’all, I freaked when this dropped yesterday!! It’s no secret that The Lives of the Mayfair Witches is one of my all-time favorite series. I mean, I have the Mayfair Emerald tattooed on my back! Anne and Christopher Rice will be executive producing the series, so hopefully AMC will do them justice. I can’t wait to see what becomes of this!

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Finally, also announced recently (I only say it yesterday), Uncle Rick will be writing an Irish Mythology series…eventually! In a blog post, Rick Riordan let fans know that he is finishing up a Masters in Gaelic Literature at University College Cork in order to ensure that the details and the mythology in his books are accurate. So, fear not my demi-god brothers and sisters, there is plenty more RR to look forward to!

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That’s all that I have for now! I’m glad to be back with you, at least part-time. What do you guys think about all of this news??!! Is there anything else coming up that you’re excited about? Let me know!!

Always,

-T

Explanation Time

Hey guys!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are having a great start to the new year!

I feel that I owe you all an explanation as to why I suddenly went MIA. I started back to school full-time in the fall. I thought that it would be no problem to balance it, my full-time job, helping my husband with his school, and my reviews and everything. It turns out, I was wrong! So, while I’m working on my next degree the blog is going to be on a semi-hiatus. I will post sporadically, but there won’t be regular reviews and postings. I’m incredibly sorry about that, but I think I’m at a place now where I can at least begin to post a bit again, so I’m happy about that!

Love to you all and have a great 2020!

-T

Ember News!!!

Y’all!!! Guys!!!!

An Ember in the Ashes is getting a graphic novel!!! It’s going to be a prequel trilogy, and is set to come out next summer. I’m so stoked!!!

That’s all. I just thought you might want to nerd out with me. Carry on! 😊

Here’s the link to an article if you’d like more info: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/an-ember-ashes-fantasy-series-getting-graphic-novel-trilogy-1244284

Hello!!!

Hi everyone!!

It’s been a while! We had an illness that turned in to a loss in the family, so I’ve been silent for a while, but I’m back online now.

I have an exciting cover reveal coming up for you tomorrow, so stay tuned!!!

Always,

-T

For a Muse of Fire News!!

Hey guys!!!

I have some news regarding my much beloved For a Muse of Fire!!

First, the lovely paperback edition released yesterday!!

Second, it’s on sale for $1.99 on all digital platforms!! (link below)

Go, buy, read it now before the sequel, A Kingdom for a Stage releases on October 8!

https://t.co/jwoateeEJG

See my original review here: For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, Book 1)

 

#backlistboost Friday

Hi everyone!!

It’s time for #backlistboost Friday, again!! This week I’d like to showcase a book that I first read and reviewed back in August of 2015: Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link.

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I know that I say this every time that I get the chance (so, obviously, I’m going to say it again!), I LOVE short stories!!! Guys, this is honestly my favorite book of short stories to date. The stories in this cross genres of fantasy, myths, and urban legends in an organic way. Link’s writing is completely brilliant, and I was absorbed from the very beginning. This was the first of her books that I read, but it certainly wasn’t the last. There is a reason that I grabbed a book strictly based on her endorsement being on it (the previously boosted Glittering World), and I didn’t regret it for a second. If you’re a fan of the above mentioned genres, and don’t mind your short stories with a little bit of creepiness, this may just be the collection for you! I hope you love it as much as I do!

You can find my original review here: Get in Trouble: Stories