Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Waiting On Wednesday 7/8/18 "Mother Knows Best"

Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.
This week the book that I'm waiting to be released is Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch by Serena Valentino, the 5th book in the Disney Villains series.  
Released 7th August.
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The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch.

And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries . . . until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic. It is a tale of the old witch.

Waiting On Wednesday 'As Dust Dances'


Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.

This week the book I'm waiting to be released is As Dust Dances by Samantha Young, book 2 in her Play on series.  I'm a big Samantha Young fan.
Released 7th August.

35724031Once upon a time Skylar Finch was the lead singer of a hugely successful American pop-rock band. But fame made her miserable. When years of living a lie suddenly ended in tragedy, Skylar fell off the map.

Eighteen months later she’s sleeping in a tent in a cemetery in Glasgow, making just enough money to eat by busking on the streets. She manages to avoid recognition, but not the attention of one of Glasgow’s ambitious A&R executives.
Killian O’Dea works at Skyscraper Records, Scotland’s most successful record label. Raised by his uncle and owner of the label, Killian’s upbringing would have been devoid of affection entirely if it wasn’t for his loving sister. Killian is unflinchingly determined to bring the label more success than ever, and the young homeless woman who busks on Buchanan Street is going to help him do that. Her music speaks to him in a way he refuses to over-analyze. All he knows is that if it can touch his dark soul, it’ll set everyone else’s alight.
Skylar makes it clear that she doesn’t want to sign with him. But when she experiences the dangerous reality of a woman sleeping rough, Skylar has no one else but Killian to turn to. An undeniable connection forms between them. But Skylar doesn’t want the career Killian is trying to forge for her, and when her past comes back to haunt her Killian will be faced with a decision that could ruin him. He must either free Skylar from his selfish machinations and destroy everything he’s ever worked for, or lose a woman who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible…

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Waiting On Wednesday "Catwoman"

Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.
This week the book that I can't wait to be released is Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas.  I love Sarah J. Maas, she is one of my all time favourite authors so I'm really looking forward to seeing something different from her.
Released 7th August.
29749098When the Bat's away, the Cat will play. It's time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing's undoing.
 

Monday, 23 July 2018

A Wish For Us by Tillie Cole

From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.
A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.

Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.

Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.

When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.

Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.

Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.

But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.

A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.



39093527Cover:  I’m a big fan of this cover, I think it compliments the story well and is just beautiful to look at.
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a huge Tillie Cole fan.  I absolutely adore her Hades Hangmen series, Sweet series and her stand alone novels.  I recently read Sick Fux and was actually disappointed, which made me quite sad as I’ve loved all the other books of hers I’ve read.  So I was both nervous and excited to read A Wish For Us.
I was hooked from the very beginning.  I did not want to put this book down.  It gripped me.
Such a beautiful story.  I’m a sucker for a beautifully done romance, and this did not disappoint.  It reminded me of one of my favourite books of Tillie Cole’s, Sweet Soul.
Cromwell is a brooding male protagonist.  He’s a EDM DJ God, and Bonnie is a spirited girl with a love of music.
The two of them clash, but they have more in common than they know.
A beautiful story that had me rooting for Cromwell and Bonnie, it brought tears to my eyes.  Probably my favourite book of the year so far!
5/5 stars.