Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #188: The Cup and the Prince by Day Leitao and City of Immortal Shadows by T.J. Swackhammer





 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:


The Cup and the Prince

By: Day Leitao

Expected Publication Date: October 15th, 2020

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One prince wants her out.
Another wants her as a pawn.
Someone wants her dead.

Zora wants to win the cup and tell them all to screw themselves.

Yes, 17-year-old Zora cheated her way into the Royal Games, but it was for a very good reason. Her ex-boyfriend thought she couldn't attain glory on her own. Just because she was a girl. And he was the real cheater. So she took his place.

Now she's competing for the legendary Blood Cup, representing the Dark Valley. It's her chance to prove her worth and bring glory for her people. If she wins, of course.

But winning is far from easy. The younger prince thinks she's a fragile damsel who doesn't belong in the competition. Determined to eliminate her at all costs, he's stacking the challenges against her. Zora hates him, hates him, hates him, and will do anything to prove him wrong.

The older prince is helping her, but the cost is getting Zora entangled in dangerous flirting games. Flirting, the last thing she wanted.

And then there's someone trying to kill her.

Oooh!  Sounds like "The Hunger Games" in medieval times!  Can't wait to read this book soon!

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City of Immortal Shadows

By: T.J. Swackhammer

Expected Publication Date: October 20th, 2020

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The dawn of revolution approaches.
We will not look away….

Something is rotting in the city of Emaldin. Those outside of the Pod could tell you that, if they weren’t too exhausted to open their eyes. Citizens spend their days slaving away under the brutal, all-seeing eye of the Council for a chance to get closer to the towering structure at the centre of the city, and the safety and utopia it promises.

Valencia was supposed to be one of the lucky ones. Plucked from a life of crime, the Institute promised her a ticket to an easier life inside of the Pod, if only she could make it to graduation. Or so they claimed. Instead, she found herself reawakening at the bottom of a polluted river, back from the dead with a lethal touch.

For years, Valencia has kept her identity secret, slipping under the radar of the Council as the deadly shadow of one of Emaldin’s most dangerous, always believing that what happened to her was an accident to be made the best of. A weapon, for her to wield.

Until she realizes she hasn’t been the one wielding it.
Until the wrong life, at the wrong time, gets cut short.

On the run, she is reunited with Eli- a ghost from her past with the most nebulous of loyalties. She must work to untangle the web of deceit surrounding the Institute and find the truth of Emaldin… even if it means letting go of every truth she’s ever known.

Ooh! A person being brought back from the dead!  Sounds really interesting!

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




  1. These both south so interesting! I especially love the sound of City of Immortal Shadows😁

  2. Both of these are new to me and sound so good! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Both books and authors are totally new to me. But they sound good so they might hop on my wishlist. Happy reading and thank you for sharing.

  4. I know I've been out of the loop, but both of these authors are new to me! I hope you enjoy reading both of these intriguing books.

  5. Hello, you had me at "dangerous flirting games"! Both sound really good. Hope you enjoy them :)