The newest release by dynamic team C.M. Stunich and Tate James is here. Welcome to the bayou of New Orleans in Dark Glitter the first in the Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club. Ciarah (pronounced Keer-ah) has awoken behind a cafe not remembering who she is, what she is, or why she is there. Ciarah meets Caley and is brought into the diner where a tall tattooed man notices her. Ciarah is severely injured and Caley attempts to take her to the local hospital. But on the way, Ciarah gets sick and starts to change before Caley’s eyes from her skin and her body. Caley then takes her to The Wild Hunt’s Clubhouse. At the clubhouse Ciarah meets Reece, Killian, and Arlo the stranger from the diner. Each of them is interested in some way in Ciarah though Arlo doesn’t want to be interested. Ciarah learns that she is in fact a fae that hadn’t been seen in over 186 years. She is in fact the Keep of the Veil and it is her job to help and judge the fae trapped on earth. But Ciarah’s memory is mostly gone aside from a few snatches here and there. She is unable to initially speak and can barely hold herself up. But once Killian helps to heal her, she gets her voice back, but not her memories. And Ciarah feels that there is more in her mind than what she used to have. She learns who she is and what she has to do in order to get the rest of her memories of being the Keeper of the Veil.
So I thought that I had already shared this book with you, and then come to find out I hadn’t and I am so kicking myself in the butt. Now or Never the first in the Iris Boys by Lucy Smoke was a great read. Harlow is almost done with high school, only a few more weeks left and she will be done. She lives with her mom, who is very ill and forgetful and has to take care of her. In order for them to survive, Harlow works at a local diner earning enough money to pay for even the most basic of things. While on shift one night two rather good looking guys come in while she is on shift and start to flirt and try to hit it off with Harlow. But at the same time guys from her high school also show up creating a bit of a disturbance. Harlow doesn’t give them much notice, but she starts to realize that more than one guy starts to take a passing notice in her. When at school she is called into the principal’s office to have a meeting about her future and to introduce her to Bellamy. Bell and the group that he works for are looking to recruit Harlow onto their team. But he can’t and won’t explain what their group does. Other than that they want to hire Harlow to join them. Harlow begins to hang out with the team consisting of Bell, Marv, Knix, and Texas. But while she is spending time with them, a guy from her high school, Grayson, is actively pursuing her.
Hell’s Belles by Alison Claire is the first in her Hell’s Belles series. This book follows Emma a high school senior that has had her whole world turned upside down and inside out. Emma’s parents and sister went on a day trip without her after she got in a fight with her mother. But they never returned. Both her parents and sister where killed sending Emma from her home in Riverside, Ca (where in fact I am writing this from) to North Carolina to live with her grandmother. Her grandmother doesn’t really try to have anything to do with her and then she also dies leaving Emma completely alone without any family to take her in. But a supposed friend of her father’s comes to take her to her home in South Carolina to live with her permanently. Virginia Embers lives in a rolling house thats so huge it essentially has its own zip code. Virginia has two other girls that live with her as well. Calista and Josephina. Each of the girls are beyond beautiful and Emma feels out of place right off the bat. Emma has to come to terms with living in a house where no one will answer her questions and she feels that she doesn’t belong. But Virginia is determined to prove to her that she really should be there and be one of the Belles.
The newest novel by C.M. Stunich has been released. C.M. said that this is her favorite that she has written and I can totally see why. Spirited is the first in The Academy of Spirits and Shadows reverse harem series. It follows the story of Brynn of Haversey and her handler Jasinda, as they attempt to exorcise a ghost to earn their way into the Spirit Academy after being rejected 7 times. But Brynn is special. She is half angel and half human whose black wings are so much larger than her that she often knocks into things and falls over. And this combination gives her the ability to see ghosts and spirits. And yes ghosts and spirits are two different things. While on her assignment, Brynn runs into ghost Elijah that has been trapped from a year when he and his handler attempted to exorcise the same ghost, but they didn’t make it out alive. Elijah helps Brynn and somehow in the process is unbound from his place of death and bound to Brynn. While on their return, new ghost in tow, Brynn meets Vexer a griffin (in this story griffins are essentially men or women that can trun into griffins but always have their huge wings on their back) that returns her to the capital city. He takes an interest in her and tries to get her to go on a date with him, which she refuse, but later regrets that choice. But she has more important things to do, like get Elijah back to the castle that she lives at and have him speak to the queen.
Wings of Stone by Jenna Wolfhart adds to her previous world. Rowena has been living with Shadow Witches since she was an infant. Her whole life she has been told that she is sick and has to take a potion every night at midnight. Due to her health she is only allowed to leave her room for one hour a day. Rowena’s life changes when a male, first that Rowena has ever seen comes to their hidden castle. Discourse occurs over the stranger, Marcus, being in the castle and Rowena is locked in her room with gargoyles that have been placed in her room. Rowena escapes from her room where she plans to escape from the castle she has never left before. Marcus offers to help her and flies her away, when the two gargoyles from her room follow them. What Rowena didn’t know was that with her gone, her coven’s castle has disappeared and sent with all of the witches to the middle of London. Witch Hunters start attempting to go after Rowena now that her coven can be found. The three gargoyles take Rowena with them to the home of the gargoyles, though now with magic failing there are only five left. Can Rowena find out what happened, who she is and how to save the gargoyles?
Another great read by G. Bailey. Run Little Wolf is the first in the Forest Pack Series. Harper goes to celebrate not only her last day of school but also her 18th birthday. Her best friend Colton is unable to go so she attends the party alone. While speaking to her foster mother, Harper wanders away from the party where she is attacked by a wolf. Harper is rescued and taken away by a brother and sister to the Forest Pack lands. Harper has been turned into a wolf. While she is saved by the wolves, Colton has realized that Harper has gone missing. Colton had planned to reveal to Harper that he and his family were vampires, for her birthday since he had been in love with her and knew that she was his mate. When Harper arrives at the Forest Pack she is introduced to the pack Alpha Nikoli. Nick takes one look at Harper and knows that she is his mate. Harper is still clueless about Colton but still is worried about him. Colton comes for Harper and tries to save her. Issues arise between the Forest Pack and a wild hog pack that try to find an excuse to invade pack lands. Could war becoming to the Forest Pack? How is Harper going to work through having two mates, one wolf and one vampire.
Open Your Eyes the first in Chosen by Fate Series by Aspen Winter is a fun take on mythology. Clara Daniels has lived hard life. She was raised by a neglectful mother that now she is done with college and wants to Clara to get married and become a housewife. Clara rejects her mothers ideas and is working to find a job in the business world. But she has run into issues, women are not accept in the business world and has kept running into sexist and perverted men. After her most recent job interview where the employer implied that she would have to sleep with the men for her job. She refuses and goes for a walk in the park where she runs into an older woman who leaves her with a cryptic message. An hour later she runs in the Greek God Eros who informs Clara that she is his and four other Bonded. Fate has given Clara’s soul as part of a way to keep the gods from fading. In an unusual way, Fate has bonded Clara to four greek gods and one egyptian. But not everyone thinks that bonding is good and a group wants the gods to fade from existence. Each of the gods is overly pushy as none of them want to fade into nothingness.