In other news, I'll be taking a break from the paranormal genre a bit. I'm using this month to boost my interest and works in multicultural YA. After the constant fails with misrepresentation in the genre and the lack of diverse books for young readers of color growing up with their noses in books, I really want to bring some stories from history and speculative and one project has been sitting for too long. So I shall bid adieu to paranormal for now. I hope all you readers have enjoyed the excerpts from 'Mortals'. That will be my next release and I'll be writing 'Inheritance of Ashes' shortly thereafter to finish up the series. More research this time around because this one will be opening with feudal Japan and the African Moorish occupation of Spain. Lots to look forward to!
For now, onward with the goodies!
The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa
Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep
"My name is Gin, and I kill people."
My name is Gin Blanco. They call me the Spider — the most feared assassin in the South (and a part-time cook at the Pork Pit BBQ joint.) As a Stone elemental, I can hear the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet and feel the vibrations of the soaring mountains above me, though I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.
After a ruthless Air elemental double-crossed me and killed my handler, I'm out for revenge. And I'll exterminate anyone who gets in my way. I may look hot in a miniskirt, but I'm still one of the bad guys. Which is why I'm in trouble when irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine agrees to help. The last thing a coldhearted killer needs when she's battling a magic more powerful than her own is a sexy distraction ... especially when he wants her dead just as much as the enemy.
Don't forget to check out Spider's Bargain, a free short story prequel to the series,
And for the AB fans...
Flirt ( mini novel Anita Blake #18) by Laurell K Hamilton
When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.
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