“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Allegiance of Honor

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling, #15) by Nalini Singh

Hardcover, 496 pages
Publication Date: Jun. 14th, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9781101987766
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

The “unparalleled romantic adventure”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as a new dawn begins for the Psy-Changeling world…

The Psy-Changeling world has undergone a staggering transformation and now stands at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: Old enemies. New allies. Wary loners.

But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten and threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman’s cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: A child who is both Psy…and changeling.

To find the lost, protect the vulnerable—and save Trinity—no one can stand alone. This is a time of loyalty across divisions, of bonds woven into the heart and the soul, of heroes known and unknown standing back to back and holding the line. But is an allegiance of honor even possible with traitors lurking in their midst?

This is an extensive paranormal romance series and I’ve only recently caught up with it. I love Singh’s abilities to fully-realized fantasy backdrops for her characters to interact in. The history between the varied races in this world is so detailed and complex and plays beautifully into the story-arch that continues throughout the whole series. I’m really excited to see where the series goes next!!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Full Moon Rising

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1) by Keri Arthur

Hardcover, 291 pages
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: January 31st, 2006
ISBN# 9780553804584
Page: 175

 “Don’t move,” the cop behind the gun warned. “Or you’ll taste lead.”

What happened to the right to remain silent and all that crap? That they didn’t even bother to say the words meant they were after us specifically.

Teaser Tuesdays: Magic Shifts

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews

Hardcover, 342 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: August 4th, 2015
ISBN# 9780441018369
Page: 9

Cuddles ignored me and the vampire, defiantly clopping passed it. The bloodsucker turned smoothly and fell into step next to me. “Where is your… significant other?”

“He’s around.” He was never too far. “Why, are you worried he’ll find out about this romantic rendezvous?”

The vampire froze for a second. “What?”

“You’re meeting me in secret on a lonely street in the middle of the night…”

Ghastek’s voice was so sharp, if it were a knife, I would have been sliced to ribbons. “I find your attempts at humor greatly distressing.”

Hee-hee.

Teaser Tuesdays: Shadow Study and Rising Darkness

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

So I love Yelena and Valek, I really do. But seriously, I get the most excited for the other two guys in this teaser. They are so much fun!

Shadow Study (Soulfinder, #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: February 24th, 2015
ISBN# 9780778317401
Page: 29

“He told me about it later, Valek,” Ari said. “Nothing I could do about it at that point.” His long-suffering tone said more than his words.

“Your prank failed to work.” Valek ladeled stew into a deep bowl.

“Oh?” Janco didn’t sound convinced.

“Captain Broghan recognized you from your basic-training days.”

Janco stabbed his fork in the air. “I knew he looked familiar, didn’t I, Ari?”

“You said her resembled your second-cousin.”

LOL! And here’s one from a series I just started, but I’m already getting into it. It’s not what I was expecting!

Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows, #1) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
ISBN# 9780425248454
Page: 13

Early on that bright spring morning, Mary continued with obvious reluctance toward her ex-husband as he stood in front of her house.

“Oh that’s flattering of you,” Justin said with a grin. “Good thing my ego is so preened and shiny. Good morning, and screw you too.”

Teaser Tuesdays: Angels’ Flight and Archangel’s Shadows

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

Here are a couple teasers from a new series (well, new to me) that I’ve fallen in love with: The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh!

Angels’ Flight (Guild Hunter, #0.4, 0.5, 0.6, and 3.5) by Nalini Singh

Mass Market Paperback, 345 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: February 28th, 2012
ISBN# 9780425246818
Page: 43

This teaser comes from the 1st of the 4 short stories in the collection: Angels’ Pawn…

Janvier shifted up a gear as they raced over Callan’s manicured lawns and crashing their way through a hedge or three.

Ashwini used the chance to reload her gun and twist her head around to check if Monique was still alive. The blonde vampire stared at her with eyes so round, the whites showed on every side. “You’re both insane.”

 

And here’s some more fun with Ashwini and Janvier, who get more viewing time in this latest novel of the series…

Archangel’s Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7) by Nalini Singh

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
ISBN# 9780425251171
Page: 20

Ashwini met the angel’s gaze. “Shall I plug my ears?” Hunters had fought alongside immortals in the battle to hold their city, would do so again should the situation call for it, but when it came to everyday existence, getting involved in Tower business could be perilous to a mortal’s health. “Or I can jump on the subway,” she offered, taking her hand of Janvier’s shoulder.

“No,” he said, at the same time that Illium spoke the word.

“There, cher,” Janvier added. “You would not break both our hearts, would you?”

Teaser Tuesdays: Vision in Silver and Magic Breaks

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

I’m so in love with both of my books this week. Anne Bishop has been my favorite author for over a decade, and Ilona Andrews is a new favorite (but is just as wonderful.) I’m squeezing all the awesome I can into this post!

Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop

Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
ISBN# 9780451465276
Page: 13

 “I see.” And he did see. Label anyone who wanted to keep peace between humans and the terra indigene as a Wolf lover, especially if that person directly interacted with the Others in any capacity, and force those people to choose between having a job and feeding their families, and opposing the fools who would provoke a fight that would end with many, many humans dead or driven out of the city.

And here’s a slightly longer teaser from Magic Breaks, because the whole scene just made me crack up:

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews

Hardcover, 348 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Release Date: July 29th, 2014
ISBN# 9780425256220
Page: 78

Robert gaped at me. Desandra make a weird face: her right eyebrow crept up, her left went down, and her mouth got stuck somewhere between surprise and the beginning of the word “what/” Derek’s mouth opened and didn’t close until we came to a halt next to him.

“What the hell is this?” Desandra asked.

“This is Cuddles. She’s a mammoth donkey.”

Derek grinned, leaning on the fence. “Do you have any self-respect left?”

“Nope.”

“I think she’s cute.” Desandra reached out.

Cuddles promptly tried to bite her. Desandra jerked her hand away and bared her teeth. “Donkey, you don’t know who you’re messing with. I’ll eat you for breakfast.”

“Where to now?” I asked.

Teaser Tuesdays: Storm’s Heart

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Storm’s Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 305 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: August 2nd, 2011
ISBN# 9780425242667
Page: 103

She had heard that he called the lightning when he lost his temper. She had not realized he contained the lightning. She felt like she had been given the merest glimpse into the vast unseen landscape that lay cloaked inside him.

Teaser Tuesdays: Dragon Bound and Celtic Moon

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
ISBN# 9780425241509
Page: 110

“I think you’re my hero,” she said. Only half kidding.

He stared at her, the picture of incredulity. “Most people,” he said, “think I am a very bad man.”

She studied his eyes to try to find out if that bothered him. He didn’t seem bothered by it. He seemed discomfited by her. “Well,” she said, at last, “maybe you’re a very good dragon.”

 

 

 

 

Celtic MoonCeltic Moon (Celtic Wolves, #1)  by Jan DeLima

Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
ISBN# 9780425266205
Page: 85

“You can’t still be hungry.” She shook her head. Enid had rectified her dinner after the first course. “You must’ve had two loaves of bread with the roast.”

“You promised,” he reminded her.

“I know, sweetheart. But it’s been a long day and I’m exhausted. I’ll make it up to you in the morning.”

His shoulders slumped, disappointed. “With what?”

“Homemade cinnamon rolls.”

He turned his head, his interest piqued. “Blueberry pancakes and homemade cinnamon rolls?”

She tried not to smile but it was a pointless attempt. “You drive me crazy.”

“I make your life interesting,” he teased, using humor to lighten her mood, as he’d always done. “What would you do without me?”

Teaser Tuesdays: Ivy and Bean and Magic Rises

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean, #1) by Annie Barrows

Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher:  Chronicle Books
Release Date: May 3rd, 2007
ISBN# 9780811849098
Page: 11

She was sure that Ivy had never once in her whole life climbed a tree and fallen out. Bean got bored just looking at her.

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews

Paperback, 355 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: July 30th, 2013
ISBN# 9781937007584
Page: 16

Judging by the number of parts, this smoker was more complicated than a nuclear reactor. “Did you read the instructions?”

He shook his head.

“Why, were you afraid they’d take your man card away?”

“Are you going to help me or make fun of me?”

“Can’t I do both?”

 

Teaser Tuesdays: Burn for Me and The Young Elites

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews

Mass Market Paperback, 382 pages
Publisher:  Avon Books
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
ISBN# 9780062289230
Page: 26

“Penelope, I’m seventy-two years old. You let me enjoy my fantasy.”

“Go Grandma.” Arabella pumped her fist in the air.

 

 

 

 

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu

Hardcover, 355 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
ISBN# 9780399167836
Page: 34

My arm shackles break. Immediately I collapse, too weak to hold myself up, but the boy catches me and lifts me effortlessly into his arms. I tense, half expecting him to sear my skin. He smells like smoke, and heat emanates from every inch of his body.