Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #176: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow and A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:

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A Song Below Water

By: Bethany C. Morrow

Expected Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020

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Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she's also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes. 

But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she's also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore—soon Portland won’t be either.

Oooh!  A siren story with an interesting twist!  I would love to read more about these characters and the world they live in!  And this cover is so gorgeous!

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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

By: Roseanne A. Brown

Expected Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020

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The first in an fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction. 

For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom. 

But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition. 

When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?

Two royals who start falling in love with each other while plotting to kill each other...sounds scary and interesting! I can't wait to see where this book ends up at!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!



Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Sunday Post Meme (185)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone!  Not much has happened this weekend.  I'm still staying at home, trying to deal with the virus pandemic going on.  However, I will say that my Fiverr account is really booming as of late as many people are taking in my beta reading services!  If you are an author who needs someone to look over your drafts of your books, I'm your gal!  Also, I'm in the process of trying to push some reviews out since I've spent some time reading some books.  Hopefully you'll see my thoughts on these books soon!

Book Reviews



Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 


My TBR List!



Cover Spotlight Meme

My Beta Reading Services!


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One Word: BORED.

*Not much to report here since I didn't watch much TV this past weekend.


Do you have any major future plans for your blog?

  Check out Paper Fury's post on 10 Things I Want To See More of In YA Books About Mental Health

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★ Check out Lili Lost in a Book's post on  The Ultimate Book Tag!

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2020.