Cover Lust Wednesday #7

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For a couple of days I’ve been worried because I haven’t found my featured cover for Week 8 (And that is me worrying while it’s still week 5. I make sure to set my Cover Lust Wednesday Posts in advance) When I was checking one of the newsletters I’m subscribed to I came to a halt when I saw this one. I literally said, “I just found my new cover”. Just looking at it, I’m kind of mesmerized. My initial thought was she’s wearing a guy/Prince’s clothing but then it’s her bad-ass outfit! The braids, the shoulder pads, the gold, those pants, the boots, her glowing hand and deadly glare! Kill me now because I just added it to my endless TBR.

Title: Blade & Rose (Blade and Rose #1)

Author: Miranda Honfleur

Publisher: Miranda Honfleur

Release Date: October 7th 2017 

Pages: 678

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A kingdom in turmoil or the love of her life. Which one will she save?

Elementalist Rielle hasn’t heard from her best friend in far too long. Yet no one at the Tower of Magic seems to care about Olivia’s silence, or the curtain of secrecy surrounding the distant capital. Before Rielle can investigate, she’s assigned a strange new mission: escort a paladin named Jon across the kingdom.

When whispers reveal mercenaries have killed the king, taken the capital, and that no one is coming to help, Rielle can’t leave Olivia in peril. But as infamous mages and deadly assassins hunt Jon, she can’t leave him unprotected either—especially as she finds herself falling for his strength, his passion, and his uncompromising goodness. Her past returns to haunt her, a werewolf stalks their steps, and an ancient evil is gathering, yet the restraints forbidding their love strain and snap one by one.

Saving Olivia and the kingdom means defying orders and sacrificing her every ambition, and could mean losing the man who’s become so much more to her than a mission. Which will she choose: her best friend and the kingdom, or the love of her life?

Dive into a medieval world sensual and dark, full of magic and greed, love and blades, where factions vie for influence and there are no easy choices.

AMAZON | GOODREADS


SPECIAL MENTIONS

It looks like a movie poster!

One girl. Two bloodlines. One pledge to be made.

When Olivia Whitby’s mother vanishes, a cryptic letter left at her door leads her to a family she never knew – a family of Fae.

However, the secrets run even deeper, and Olivia soon finds herself trapped amongst the power struggle between the Fae and the Sabean Vampires, whom she is thoroughly warned to stay away from. However, the possibility of finding out the truth about herself is too captivating, as is Henry, an enigmatic Sabean vampire. To make matters worse, she is also falling for her guardian, Skylar.

Time is closing in. Torn between both worlds, Olivia must soon pledge to one side or the other. The balance of the underworld could depend on it. Will she choose her Fae bloodline, or will those damn Sabean vampires sway her away?

Follow the Whitby women in their adventures in the underworld in The Fae Sister Chronicles.

 

A modern-day teenage Cinderella. An all-star varsity basketball player. Will the chemistry disappear when they go from anonymous to face-to-face?

Geeky Ella Reyes is at the bottom of the totem pole at Westwood High. Her ultra-popular stepsisters refuse to be seen with her at school, and every day she comes home to a mountain of chores.

Ella’s only friend (and maybe crush) lives on the other side of her phone’s screen. She and Baller929 know everything about each other, except their real names.

When they have a chance to meet at her school’s Halloween ball, Ella must figure out a way to get there without her stepmom or stepsisters finding out.

Is revealing her identity to Baller929 worth risking the one good thing left in her life? Or is he too good to be true?

Fans of Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books will fall in love with this new coming-of-age series. Start the first book now.

This is a clean young adult contemporary romance.

 

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Not all humans were given Guardian Angels, only those who were living a life that would leave a lasting impressions on the world. Gabriel, a direct descendant of the Ark Angel, was assigned to Cassandra Marks due to her line of work – helping orphanages worldwide.

Cassandra was only thirty when her world was turned upside down with one sentence – “I’m sorry, we’ve confirmed you have breast cancer.” She was ready for the battle because she had so much more she wanted to do in the world.

Gabriel and Cassandra should never have met, but with her life in danger, he’s sent to Earth in human form to judge her and see if she is worthy. While there, he finds himself falling in love with a woman who is destined to die. It’s up to him to convince his fellow Angels she is to live, and up to her to decide if she can handle being the woman to make a Guardian Angel fall.

 

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Ancient Mystery – Timeless Love
An Eternity as an immortal in slavery was not what she had in mind!
Desperate and alone, sixteen-year-old Megan uses a powerful and ancient talisman to escape modern-day life and make a new start in ancient Egypt. But powerful enemies lie in wait, seeking her destruction and the magical scarab necklace she wields.
Will an alliance with another immortal, the handsome and secretive Franklin, help keep her from harm long enough to learn the secrets of the scarab? – Or will he cause her to lose everything – including her heart.
This, the first in the Scarab trilogy, will hook you in and leave you gasping – a time-travel romance with mystery, adventure, murder and love.

 

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Fight for your dream or they will take it from you.

Loren dreams of escaping her cruel parents and becoming a great thief: Nightblade, a warrior of darkness and a champion of the light. Following the fugitive sorcerer Xain out of her forest home, she wears a stolen noble’s cloak of fine black cloth and carries a dagger the world has not seen in centuries—a blade that can turn enemies to allies when she least expects it.

Yet something keeps her from using that dagger to take a life.

Soon she crosses paths with the smuggler family of Yerrin, invoking their wrath by stealing their most precious treasure. Yerrin’s reach is long, and they will not stop until they silence Loren forever.

If she can survive, Loren may become the most infamous thief in the world. But if she fails, she will be only the first to burn in a war that threatens all the nine lands.

 

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City of Dreams? More like a nightmare.

When Ariella, reluctant heir and failed witch, is banished to the bustling city of Pyscoria, she dreads being pulled into the power games of the Blood. She knows it’s only a matter of time until someone discovers the secret of her missing magic. Even worse, she’ll have to mingle.

When help comes from an unexpected quarter, Ariella discovers the first real family she’s ever known. And when her friendship with Prell blossoms into something more, Ariella begins to discover the keys to unlocking her magic.

But the Blood are not known for their patience. When her refuge is threatened, Ariella will need to make a choice: Does she have the strength to defy centuries of expectation, or will she lose the only love she’s ever known?

A prequel novella, The City of Dreams, is a story of first love, blossoming magic and the power of choices. In a world of Stars and Blood, Ariella must confront her destiny – and the sacrifices it demands.

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