Today we have something a little different on the blog. Rather than a straight review, we have an extract as a little sneak peek between the covers of a new release book. This gives you a little taste of what the book is about so you can decide if you want to take the plunge and read the whole book!
This month we have Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle.
I came across this book through a few other blogs first with the Introverted Book Nerd and then again with the Boston Book Reader and loved the sound of it. A quick search revealed it was on sale so I ordered it immediately. I was in the middle of another book at the time but was itching to get started. I don’t know why but something really appealed to me about Final Girls. And seeing as it’s been a while since I read a good thriller (one of my favourite genres), I couldn’t wait to get started.
This is one of my bargain books that I managed to pick up on a charity stall for 20p…..yep, bargain! I love a good sci-fi book and although I thought my YA literature days were long behind me, I liked the sound of this one so thought I would give it a go. A week later and I have to admit that I really enjoyed it!
To the outside world Ember Hill is an ordinary girl, but Ember has a deadly secret. A dragon hiding in human form, she is destined to fight the shadowy Order of St. George, a powerful society of dragonslayers.
St. George soldier Garret is determined to kill Ember and her kind. Until her bravery makes him question all he’s been taught about dragons.
Now a war is coming and Garret and Ember must choose their sides – fight to save their bond or fulfil their fate and destroy one another.
It’s been a good month for books and it’s great to get back into the rhythm of reading again. I’m doing well on my reading challenge for 2017, but there have been a lot of heavy topics in the books I’ve been reading through recently. So, when Benediction by Kelly Moran made it’s well into my inbox, I was more than happy to get on board and enjoy a little bit of romance and passion!
As a child, Nakos Hunt left behind the familiarity of his Native American Arapaho tribe for time on Cattenach Ranch. Now the foreman, he’s happily settled into his life, but the girl who befriended him all those years ago suddenly has him twisted inside out. He craves stability and purpose, and Amy Woods is anything but a calming presence. Though she’s unbelievably gorgeous and about the only person who can drag a laugh from him, he’s never been able to understand her. Then a moment changes everything, and an urgent need to protect her rises inside him. And doesn’t let go. So does an aching desire and a bond he can’t seem to control, no matter how hard he fights the need.
She’s no one’s version of ever-after…
Amy’s not a stranger to disappointment. She’s spent the majority of her life pulling up her bootstraps and flipping Karma the bird. Once, she may have dreamed of things like happiness and love, but those were for other people. Nakos has never been someone she deserves, yet the attraction between her and the meticulous sexy-as-sin cowboy is undeniable. And too tempting to ignore. Not only is he strong, patient, and respectful, he’s showing her a kind of romantic passion she didn’t think existed. But the secret she’s keeping could shatter their perfect bubble, and when an old nightmare comes crawling back from the past, she realizes losing Nakos will be the one thing she can’t recover from.