Friday, March 25, 2016

Wondering What to Read Next 3.25.16

Wondering what to read next? Look at these 6 books for a good mix of fairy tales, historical, magic, time travel, and paranormal.  I haven't read them all, so if you do, please let me know what you think.

Linkage (The Narrows of Time Series Book 1)
by Jay J Falconer
Category: Science Fiction > Time Travel

When an antigravity experiment goes wrong, humanity is brought to its knees by an unknown and unstoppable force that begins to systematically exterminate all life on Earth.

Grid failures, anarchy, uprisings, and murder are just the start when the planet is thrown into chaos as millions die a horrible, tragic death.

Billions more will perish unless physicist Lucas Ramsay and his brilliant foster brother can devise a plan to stop the extinction of mankind. However, just when they think the nightmare couldn’t get any worse, they soon learn they’ve been maneuvered into the middle of a much larger saga, one where reality is measured on a planetary scale.

Nothing is as it appears to be and the Ramsay brothers don’t know who to trust, challenging their faith in science and each other. 

Untethered
by Katie Hayoz
Category: Paranormal > Magic

Sixteen-year-old Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it.

Junior year is off to a less than stellar start for Sylvie: Her parents are splitting up, her little brother is sitting at her lunch table, and she’s the target of the school bully. Plus, she accidentally astral projects, slipping out of her body again and again at all the worst times. Sylvie is cast as the class freak and a medical misfit. She wishes she were somewhere else. Someone else. But it's only when her best friend catches the attention of the boy Sylvie's loved in secret since the fifth grade that Sylvie makes up her mind to do something drastic.

Sylvie intends to get Kevin by any means possible -- even if it involves treachery, deceit, and the dark side of the paranormal. After years of trying to ignore her ability to astral project, Sylvie finally decides to embrace it. But she also decides to embrace the shadows that accompany her on her out-of-body experiences. Opening herself up to the shadows and their evil, Sylvie comes up with a malicious plan. She is positive her scheme will give her what she wants, but she doesn’t count on it all spiraling out of control.

Untethered by Katie Hayoz explores the intoxicating and dangerous world of jealousy and obsession when coupled with paranormal ability. It is a touching, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking novel that speaks to the self-doubt lurking in us all. 



The Courtesan Duchess (Wicked Deceptions)
by Joanna Shupe
Category: Romance > Historical

How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps...

1.  Learn the most intimate secrets of London's leading courtesan.
2.  Pretend to be a courtesan yourself, using the name Juliet Leighton.
3.  Travel to Venice and locate said husband.
4.  Seduce husband, conceive an heir, and voila, your future is secure!

For Julia, the Duchess of Colton, such a ruse promises to be foolproof. After all, her husband has not bothered to lay eyes on her in eight years, since their hasty wedding day when she was only sixteen. But what begins as a tempestuous flirtation escalates into full-blown passion--and the feeling is mutual. Could the man the Courtesan Duchess married actually turn out to be the love of her life?

Betrayal's Price (In Deception's Shadow Book 1)
by Lisa Blackwood
Category: Fantasy > Magic

For some, rebirth is not a reward.

Centuries ago the gods demanded Ashayna Stonemantle sacrifice her demon-tainted lover. She did, and then ended her own life, but it didn't fulfill her obligations to the gods.

Reborn into a new body, Ashayna has no awareness of her former life until her sentient magic manipulates her into seeking out Sorntar, Crown Prince of the Phoenix. The majestic and charismatic Sorntar reveals that she is host to a Larnkin—a spirit creature of vast power. If she can trust the word of a man who is part avian, he is host to her Larnkin's other half. When their Larnkins awaken early and force them into an unbreakable bond, Ashayna and Sorntar are accused of being corrupted by an ancient evil.

To prove their innocence, they must discover what happened in the past to pit bondmate against bondmate. As the search for the truth draws them closer together, Ashayna realizes she's falling in love with Sorntar. But before she can tell him, his tainted Larnkin enslaves him. The gods demand she kill her beloved, as she did once before, but she will not do it, even if it's the only thing that will keep her soul safe from his darkness.




Bodyguards (QuickSilver Codex Book 1)
by Kallsten
Category: Paranormal > Vampire

On the verge of her twentieth birthday, Vivien’s worries are those of a typical young woman: doing well in college, gaining more independence, and maybe managing to show Brad, her classmate and sometimes jogging partner, that she wouldn’t mind taking their burgeoning relationship to a different level.

Everything changes in the blink of an eye. Vivien stumbles into a knife fight, watches a man die in front of her, and soon listens, stunned, as Brad and his brother Aedan tell her a story of magic, vampires and a murderous ruler intent on killing a princess in hiding – a tale in which she is the princess and heir to a realm she didn’t know existed.

Vivien’s first instinct is to refuse to believe this incredible tale, even if it comes from a man she is attracted to. But when her self-proclaimed bodyguards use magic to take her to a different world, the edges of reality start blurring and Vivien has to figure out who she truly is.


The Gatekeeper's Sons (The Gatekeeper's Saga Book 1)
by Eva Pohler
Category: Fantasy > Fairy Tale

Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of death). She thinks she's manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.

Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese's heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her.

The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.
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