Fanciful Reader

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Waiting on Wednesday 12/1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Here’s what I’m looking forward to this week.

Stranger by Zoe Archer

He protects the world’s magic–with his science. But even the best scientists can fall prey to the right chemistry. . .
Looking For Trouble
Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story–even if the boys in Chicago’s newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she’s sensing a scoop. Especially when he mentions there’s magic involved. Of course, getting him on the record would be easier if he hadn’t caught her eavesdropping. . .

Lighting His Fuse
Catullus Graves knows what it’s like to be shut out: his ancestors were slaves. And he’s a genius inventor with appropriately eccentric habits, so even people who love him find him a little odd. But after meeting a certain redheaded scribbler, he’s thinking of other types of science. Inconvenient, given that he needs to focus on preventing the end of the world as we know it. But with Gemma’s insatiable curiosity sparking Catullus’s inventive impulses, they might set off something explosive anyway. . .

I read the first three books in the Blades of the Rose series and really enjoyed each one. They are very similar in feel to the Indiana Jones movies with the addition of steamy love scenes. The hero of Stranger, Catullus Graves, is featured prominently in book three of the series, Rebel, and it made me really anxious to read his story. As this blog post goes live, I’ll have the book already on my Kindle!