I have to admit I'm getting a little excited for school to be back in session. Almost always this time of year I'm ready to be back on a schedule. But this summer has been nice and relaxing and yet busy and full of activities. I'm not sure where the days have gone! I can always find time to read though...
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
I read the first book of this series (An Ember in the Ashes) and couldn't wait for the next!
A Torch Against the
Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight
their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf
Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and
haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and
confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.
In the city of
Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s
twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds
herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might
destroy her, instead.
Sweet & Sassy Anthology: Sand and Kisses
I'm coming to enjoy anthologies more and more and this is another I'd add to my list.
Open for Love by Elana Johnson
Arnold loves running her family's Bed & Breakfast in sunny New
Orleans. What she doesn't love is the new establishment going up right
Secrets in the Sand by Cindy M. Hogan
Sometimes staying hidden, even for a spy, is nearly impossible.
Hadden, spy extraordinaire, thinks she’s created the perfect getaway in
beautiful South Beach, Florida.
Life’s a Beach by Jo Noelle
Brennan doesn’t believe in love. She doesn’t believe in marriage, and
she’s learned to only count on herself.
The Upgrade by Candice Toone
on after college can be tough. Especially when former sorority
president and dance team captain, Amanda Ford, takes a job at her alma
Surfboards and Star Trek by Donna Lee Weaver
meets much-younger-looking Derek while on vacation at the beach-it’s not
exactly love at first sight.
Slave Queen by H.B Moore
"Baris Uzuner turned the bolt in the lock for the second time, double-checking that the front door was secure."
I forgot how much I LOVE the Omar Zagouri series! SLAVE QUEEN is another great addition to the series.
Special Agent Omar
Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet.
The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between
the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course
of the Ottoman Empire. A descendent of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has
an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making.
Resist by Ilima Todd
"The world fell apart when she left."
What I love about this book is what you think it might be but it’s not.
Having been rescued,
Remade, and returned to Freedom, Theron must now face a life without
Nine. Though he’s chosen to be a healer, he uses all the vices Freedom
affords to try and dull the pain of losing Nine. But he can’t find the
peace he so desperately needs. Until he meets Catcher, a man who shows
him the dark truths behind Freedom’s Batcher program. From him, Theron
learns what it means to be a leader and a father. When he falls in love
with a captured rebel named Pua, Theron must choose: Freedom and its
easy pleasures, or a life that is truly free but full of hardships and
The Earl's Betrothal by Karen Tuft
I'm reading this one right now but I feel good about recommending it so far!
Out of the war and
into another, Captain Lord Anthony Hargreaves finds the politics of
romance to be as uninviting a battle as the one that nearly cost him his
life in Badajoz, Spain.
Wounded both mentally and
physically from the Peninsular War in 1812, Anthony returns home to find
that his older brother has died, placing Anthony next in line to
inherit the estate. But he’s not ready for such responsibilities. And
when Anthony’s dying father pleads with him to marry and produce an heir
to preserve the family title, it nearly sends Anthony over the edge;
nevertheless he dutifully faces a long line of hopeful young ladies who
await him. No one grabs his attention, though, like Amelia Clarke, his
mother’s stunning companion, who is off-limits for the earl. But when
Anthony unwittingly puts Amelia in a compromising situation, he
dedicates himself to protecting her reputation.
But the horrors
Anthony faced while away from home have left him feeling broken and
tormented. And Anthony finds himself drawn to Miss Clarke, the only one
who can chase away his demons, but he must overcome the hostility of a
society driven by class, a jealous duke bent on revenge, and himself—for
could Amelia ever really love a haunted man?