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Friday, August 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday- Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Waiting on Wednesday is a Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase a book coming out we are excited about. Yes I know it's Friday, busy week.

Firewalker (The Worldwalker Trilogy #2)
by Josephine Angelini

I loved the first one. It's a Crucible retelling supposedly.
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time…
Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females—an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.

But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia gets trapped.
And that’s when she learns that the house is also haunted.
Ghost girls wander the halls in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia finds that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, as well, harbors shocking truths within its walls—truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.
But she’ll need to act quickly, before the house’s power overtakes everything she loves.
From master of suspense Katie Alender comes a riveting tale of twisted memories and betrayals, and the meaning of madness

OMG. So I got this book yesterday and was done with it by this morning. Such a good book, great atmosphere, creepy characters, a couple of plot twists I didn't quite see coming, fast pace storyline and heart wrenching moments. What more could a girl who loves gothic ghost stories want?

Oh I know....a book with NO ROMANCE IN IT!! (Which this has!!!!!)

This book is about a girl who inherits her family's creepy old asylum from a recluse Aunt, her family decides to spend the summer renovating it only for the MC to find out the place is crawling with spirits because the house itself is the big EVIL.

This book had all the things I like in it, a big horror filled house with secrets waiting to be discovered, ghosts with disturbing pasts that need to be dug up and dark things slinking around the corners, hunting you.

The reason this is getting 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because the MC whines through the first half of this book a bit to much for my taste, but soon gets over it and is bad ass. Very strong female character, though she does do that whole I-Am-NOT-Pretty thing common with ya heroines right now for some reason.

I have read a few books from this author and this book does not disappoint. This is better than Bad Girls Don't Die, in my opinion.

Bright Blessings and Read On!

Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught Erotica 101

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Yes I am aware it's Friday, it was a busy week. lol

So much erotica is being published today since Fifty Shades of Crap came out. People forget erotica is an age old tradtion in writing and has been written for CENTURIES. I write erotica, several of my short story peices of been puplished in online forums and magazines like titillation every night erotica and clean sheets and two of my own novella's sell fairly well on amazon.com. You may know my work as Cecile Lovell instead. So here is a list of erotica that would be on my Syllabus if I taught Erotica 101.