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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 8/16/2020

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Hope this finds everyone well out there in the book reading world.  I have not yet started a new book, but I did finish one.  I bought Faith Hunter’s Spells for the Dead starring Nell Ingram.  OMG.  That was really good.  The mystery was one that seemed like it came to a dead end over and over, but Unit 18 kept digging and in an epic showdown (of course) nailed the perpetrator.  I didn’t really mean to give a pre review of the review, but there you have it.

 

My baby cat is growing.  She’s in the stage where everything she touches becomes a toy.  She only slows down when she sleeps.  She’s lanky and strong which is unbelievable considering she was nearly dead when I found her. Other than that, she’s a little stinker.  Of course, here’s a picture.

 

 

 

On to the portion of the program that you actually came here to see.   Kris Michaels is up to her magic again and will release this book within a few days.  Yummy, does this look good!!  I liked the description so much that I pre-ordered it twice.  Luckily my book service keeps track and told me – “Hey, you already ordered that, you dope!”  Aren’t computers great?

TitleTempest
Author:  Kris Michaels
Series:  Guardian Security Shadow World #5
Release date:  August 25, 2020
DescriptionIn the dark world of a Guardian Shadow, an axiom exists: “Don’t. Get. Caught.”

His code name was Tempest, and his enemy caught him.

Stratus did unspeakable things to him until, out of his mind, he prayed for death—but he’d never broken faith with his brothers. God, how he wished they knew that. He had not compromised them. He’d told Stratus nothing. Cast aside as useless, left to starve or die of his injuries, his broken body lay in a bare cell, forgotten, and Tempest knew his prayer for the end would be answered shortly.

Until her. She made him want to live—if only to help her escape.

Not all devils are male. The worst are female. Pilar had lived with one every day of her life—a woman who made a mockery of the word “mother.” When the woman couldn’t manipulate or intimidate her into doing as she wished, she threw Pilar into a cell with a man—or what was left of a man—admonishing her to, “see what happens to people who don’t give me what I want.” At the sight of his broken body, a fierce desire to provide solace and comfort trumped any sort of fear her mother thought to provoke—and an unshakeable bond was formed. As laughable as it seemed at the time, they each vowed to help the other escape.

His fellow Shadow rescued Tempest. Pilar knew he’d return for her if he lived. For thirty-three months, twelve days, five hours, and forty-three minutes, she faithfully monitored a hidden dropbox for his message. She almost missed it, and then she doubted her eyes.

“I’m coming for you.”

 

I found this book by accident.  Right now it’s free under Kindle Unlimited.  I’m thinking I might check out the audio book.  Of course, I’ll listen to the sample first.

TitleLegally Undead
Author: Margo Bond Collins
SeriesVampirearchy #1
Release date:  May 27, 2014
DescriptionA reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire sucking the blood from her fiancé, Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs—not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning to face them, Elle realizes Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

 


 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 5/31/20

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

 

Title:  Maliki
Author: Kris Michaels
Series: Guardian Defenders #2
Release date:  May 26, 2020
Description: Betrayal.

When it comes at the hands of family, betrayal destroys lives. His reputation destroyed and career as a surgeon shattered, Harrison M. Boswell, VI, vanishes, and the alter-ego of Dr. Maliki Blue arises. His employer, Guardian Security, knows who he had been—but they are the only ones. Too bad pasts don’t stay buried. A distress call from the one person he couldn’t ignore drags him back to a place and time he’d sworn to forget and embroils him in a tangled web of small-town drama and three deaths. With one foot out of the door, Mal is ready to leave and never return, when the deputy sheriff appeals to him for the kind of help only he, and Guardian can provide.

Desire.

Dr. Maliki Blue exploded into her world at the scene of what would have been a successful murder—had the good doctor not intervened so swiftly and effectively to save the life of the gunshot victim. As Senior Deputy Sheriff of Pleasant County, VA, Poet Campbell’s instinct told her Dr. Maliki Blue was more than who he said he was. Checking out the gorgeous, sexy doctor will be one of life’s unexpected pleasures. Then life—and a suspicious set of unrelated circumstances—complicates everything, including her attraction to the sexy doctor.

Destiny.

He didn’t want to acknowledge his past or examine the reasons he left, but fate forced that hand. Fate also dropped Poet Campbell onto his lap. However, other than for his access to Guardian, she doesn’t need him, although neither would deny the gravitational pull between them. Not a fertile field to grow a meaningful relationship no matter how insatiable their physical attraction. Add corrupt officials and a psychotic serial killer and a tragic ending is almost preordained—almost.

 

 

Title:  Fury of the Gods
Author:  Amy Braun
Series:  Areios Brothers #3
Release date:  May 26, 2020
Description: Fate brings consequence.

Separated from his brother by curses and lies, Derek Areios is forced into hiding. With rogue goddesses on his side, he begins his search for the Mind of Cronus. But his plans come to a screeching halt when the Olympians send nightmarish warriors to hunt him. Creatures even the gods themselves fear.

Liam Areios, lost without his brother and trapped in service for the Olympians, continues the hunt for the Mind of Cronus. The remaining gods refuse to trust him—or any human—and Liam begins to see just how mad power has made them. Becoming entangled in the schemes of mortals and immortals, Liam will have to fight or lose everyone he loves.

Deadly monsters, betrayal, and pulse-pounding action fill the pages of the third novel in the AREIOS BROTHERS series.

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 12/22/19

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

I know you’ve already heard about this because word like this spreads like wildfire.  I’d just like to include it because I’m so excited.  Jim Butcher is releasing Peace Talks in 2020.  July to be exact.  I expect a lot of people will be sick from work that day.

Title:  Peace Talks
Author:  Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #16
Release date:  July 14, 2020
Description: Harry Dresden is back and ready for action, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestsellingHarry Dresden is back and ready for action, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago–and all he holds dear?

Peace Talks is the sixteenth novel in the Dresden Files series and follows Harry’s adventures after the events of Skin Game

 Files series. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago–and all he holds dear?

Peace Talks is the sixteenth novel in the Dresden Files series and follows Harry’s adventures after the events of Skin Game

Another new release on the horizon for one of my favorite authors.  Kris Michaels has been story spinning again and the Guardian Security Shadow World Series will add another to their family at the end of January.

Title:  Thanatos 
Author:  Kris Michaels
Series: Guardian Shadow World #4
Release date: January 28, 2020
Description: It wasn’t until people started shooting at her that Eve Salutem had an inkling she was anything other than an elementary school teacher suffering from a rare form of cancer. Discovering she was a walking source of the vaccine for lethal bioweapons and that her previous twenty-seven years were based on lies, lies, and more lies, shattered her fragile world and threatened her sanity. She wanted to lock the doors, close the shades and hide in the closet, but he wouldn’t let her. According to him––a guy she’d first encountered next to the fresh fish case in the grocery store for Pete’s sake––he was there to save her from some unknown bad guys and her own government.

He didn’t do personal protection––he assassinated people. He didn’t work domestic ops––he was strictly foreign. This babysitting gig in Rochester, Minnesota surveilling a woman who may or may not be an innocent victim was absolutely not in his job description. Dragging her ass across half of America on a forced road trip infuriated him even further. He didn’t need or want to spend days locked in a car with a sexy young woman whose bucket list included drinking champagne, getting a puppy and being kissed. How had this become his life? Her purity and goodness bordered on irresistible, but if he touched her, he’d leave a black smudge on her soul.

In Eve, he saw the goodness of humanity, and Thanatos would storm the gates of Hell to protect her; but a creature of purity and light could never belong to the assassin who was named after a God of Death.

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 12/15/19

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

OMG.  New series and look at that cover! Awesome as always, but this is a stand alone series (like all the others) but there is also a link of series within a series.  Each character has their own series and that series fits within the whole master plan.  You don’t have to read all the books if you don’t want to, but you’d get more out of it if you did.  You should really check it out if you like a spoonful or two of sci fi mixed with some urban fantasy.  This author makes the story come alive.

Title:  Dawning
Author: Ken Lange
Series: Nine Realms Saga: Plague Bearer #1
Release date: January 14, 2020
DescriptionIt’s a story as old as time: Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve. A family. A murder. A reckoning. Good and evil personified.

You may think you know the story, but you’d be wrong.

After thousands of years, Cain awakens to find that the world has gone on without him. In his slumber humans and people of power have stopped being afraid of—well anything. Beyond that, they’ve become cruel for cruelty’s sake, fascinated with their ability to spread death through famine, war, and even plagues.

In their minds, they have no equal.

They’re wrong.

Thanks to the Norns, his brother’s treachery, his sadistic stepmother, and abusive father, Cain has been out of the loop far too long.

But that’s about to change.

Now he must reconcile his past with his present and complete a near-impossible task to find the peace he’s sought for so long. Before that can be a reality, he’ll need to walk the fine line between monster and man; too much of one and not the other will release a plague upon the world. And there will be blood. Lots of it.

Can he fight his baser nature long enough to do what needs to be done, or will fate get the better of him in the end.

 

Famous author Kris Michaels released new book that, again, scores high on my “gotta read list”.  This book is in the Kings of Guardian series

Title:  Passages
Author: Kris Michaels
Series: Kings of Guardian #13
Release date: December 9, 2019
Description: Passages: Ways through, around, under or over obstacles.

Life is a transition from one minute to the next. Moments end, lives change, and the ways and loves of the past fade into memories. Join the members of the King and Marshall family as they find their way forward.

Passages is a Kings of Guardian Novella. Please note: THERE IS NO BACKSTORY INCLUDED IN THIS NOVELLA.

This novella is not for you if you haven’t read the previous books in this series. You will not understand the characters or the dynamics. If you have not read all the Kings of Guardian, Guardian Shadow World and Gabriel’s story starting the Guardian Defender series, please consider not buying this story.

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Nell’s Book Hunt 3/3/19

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

  • I really love The Protectors series by Teresa Gabelman.  I know, it’s vampire romance that isn’t really deep, mind stretching literature, but it’s a guilty pleasure.  I figure everyone needs to veer from their normal genre into a little bit of easy reading.

TitleNicole
Author:  Teresa Gabelman
Series:  The Mate #1
Release date:  February 27, 2019
Description: Nicole Callahan, mate to fierce and brooding VC Warrior Damon DeMasters, has been trying to find her place in his world. Without a doubt, it’s been interesting, but she believes there’s a lot more she can offer the children she spent so much of her human life fighting for.

The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path.

 

  • This does not have to do with a new release.  I was excited to find a website that is dedicated to “geek” jewelry.  It’s amazing and it’s not junk jewelry.  This is high quality stuff associated with books like The Dresden Files or The Iron Druid Chronicles.  There is also Zombie related jewelry or Prince Dracul a/k/a Dracula – his signet ring.  It’s fun to look at, but remember, this is quality stuff so it has a price tag that might be a little more spendy than expected.  Oh, and check out the animal section.  There are some very beautiful pieces.  The website is called  Badali Jewelry.

    I’m delinquent on the Kris Michaels front.  She has released three books and they are all from the Kings of Guardian series.  I am a rotten, rotten supporting fan.  Seriously? Who doesn’t read a new release the minute it comes out?  I should be punished.  Yes, put me in a room, all alone, with nothing but a blanket, bathroom, recliner and those three books.  Yeah…that’ll teach me.

Title:  Drake
Author: Kris Michaels
Series: Kings of Guardian #11
Release date: October 30, 2018
Description: Life wasn’t fair. Drake Simmons and his identical twin, Dixon, had had that lesson beaten into them early and well. Their past had so savaged their souls no amount of “confronting their demons” could heal them, but Drake’s twin refused to acknowledge that truth. For the first time in decades, Drake watched Dixon embark on a dangerous assignment without him. So, he did the only thing he could do; he prayed hard and pushed forward. While visiting with an old mentor, Drake’s past reintroduced itself in the shapely form of one hell of a distraction. Her name was Dr. Jillian Law, and it appeared people were intent on killing her.

Of all the people in the world her father could have asked to protect her, why did it have to be him? She’d known Drake, and of course Dixon—you didn’t get one without the other—through her teens and early twenties. For years, she’d painfully adored Drake with the raw passion a young woman could only feel for her first love. He’d never viewed her as anything other than a friend, and she’d hidden her feelings behind her thick glasses and shy behavior. Since then, she’d earned her Ph.D. and had invented a solar power source that provided almost limitless, cheap, energy— a device for which someone was willing to kill her. If circumstances were determined to throw them together again, the least she could do was make Drake see her as Dr. Jillian Law. She wasn’t “Silly Jilly” anymore. The girl was gone, forever, but the woman who remained had never forgotten Drake.

Though torn and distracted by the absence of his twin, Drake grows to realize this benign shadow from his past might be the key to his future—if he can keep her alive.

Title: Christmas with the Kings
Author: Kris Michaels
Series: Kings of Guardian
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Description: You are cordially invited to a Christmas with the Kings. I hope you enjoy this heartfelt holiday novella honoring love and joy, hosted by the King Family.

This story—all tied up in shiny paper and wrapped with a satin bow—is an offering to all those readers who have fallen in love with the characters in Kings of Guardian and the Guardian Shadow World series and made them their own.

Please note: THERE IS NO BACKSTORY INCLUDED IN THIS NOVELLA.

This novella is not for you if you haven’t read the previous books in this series. You will not understand the characters or the dynamics. If you have not read all the Kings of Guardian and Guardian Shadow World series, please consider not buying this story.

For my readers who have followed me on this journey… I hope you enjoy a glimpse into the family life of my Guardians.

Title:  Dixon
Author: Kris Michaels
Series: Kings of Guardian #12
Release date: February 26, 2019
Description:   Alone, isolated from the vast resources of Guardian, Dixon Simmons reentered a world that had left him impossibly damaged as a child. He stepped back into that evil by choice. To protect all he’d come to love, he was willing to pay whatever price was demanded—even if the price was his soul.

She went by many names. Her true identity was as dead as her heart. Until him. The man was every bit as lethal as she was and deliciously sexy. Dixon Simmons piqued her interest, and what started as lust turned into another “L” word. She gave a “forever after” with him no hope. They’d have to stay alive for that to happen.

Caught in a violent abyss of ultimate malevolence and ominous threats, two damned souls find in each other a redemptive love that defies reason. However, redemption comes at a high cost. They must first save the world from a merciless force known only as Stratus.

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