#ReadIndie Book Review: The Sorcerer’s Concubine by Jaclyn Dolamore

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Synopsis:

Born of wood, cloth, and a substantial dose of magic, Velsa is a Fanarlem, a beautiful artificial girl. Raised to be a concubine, she has seen her friends at the House of Perfumed Ribbons sold off to be the pets of wealthy men. Now her own dreaded day has come. Grau Thanneau is a kind and handsome sorcerer who expects to own a spectacular piece of spellwork–he doesn’t realize that everything he has been told about Fanarlem is a lie. Velsa is not a dull-witted doll, but an intelligent and luminous soul who captivates his heart. Neither of them expected to fall in love, in a land where the law will never recognize her as his equal…
When Grau brings Velsa with him as he serves in the border patrol, they encounter odd magic sent from the High Sorcerer’s palace–or is it magic at all? War is brewing, and with it, the winds of opportunity. Velsa has powers of her own, powers no Fanarlem girl should have, but when the enemy attacks, she might be the only one who can stand against them.

An unfamiliar wave passed over her for just a moment─ that someone was taking care of her, protecting her, delighting in her delight.       It was not without uneasiness. For all his promises, she was still a possession, and he had complete control of her destiny.

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#ReadIndie Book Review: The Human Cure by Tracy Auerbach

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Kate Plesser is leading a dead-end life as an office assistant with a penchant for bad relationships. She is lost. When Kate is kidnapped by Hunter, a gorgeous stranger, she assumes he is just some sick psychopath. She never suspects he is actually a vampire, and that she is about to be plunged into a world stranger than her wildest dreams. In the underground city where Hunter lives, she encounters his otherworldly cousin Chase, who holds the key to her freedom. She is thrust into a village where humans are farmed for feeding and breeding. In this mysterious new world beneath Queens, New York, Kate finds something she never expected.

Why? Why does he want me to know how to raise a baby vampire? Oh my God, he is going to breed little demon spawn with me. I have to get out.

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New Releases: RUN AWAY by Laura Salters

“Ignorance is bliss…until there’s blood involved”

RunAwayDrenched in blood and sitting in the sweltering interview room of a Thai police station, Kayla Finch knows that Sam, the love of her life, is dead. It doesn’t matter that there’s no body. All that blood can only mean one thing.

 

It isn’t the first time Kayla’s had blood on her hands. After finding her brother dead by his own hand, she tried to outrun her grief by escaping to Thailand. Heart-broken, the last thing she expected was to find love on the smoggy streets of Bangkok. But everyone Kayla loves seems to wind up dead. 

Returning home to England, Kayla is left with a barely-functioning family, a string of gruesome nightmares and the niggling feeling that nothing is as it seems. And as she confronts her brother’s suicide, she starts to suspect that something is very wrong.

 

Three months. Two tragedies. One connection: there’s more to both cases than anyone is willing to admit. And Kayla’s determined to uncover the truth…no matter what the cost.

 


 

RUN AWAY is Laura Salters’ debut novel and I’m super excited for it. Ever since I discovered the new adult (NA) genre, it seemed that the vast majority of the genre was strictly romance titles. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, mainly romance stories aren’t really my thing. Give me fantasy or sci fi or mystery thrillers. And now, we have just that.

RUN AWAY is about Kayla Finch who fled to Thailand after her brother’s suicide. There she meets the love of her life, Sam, only to have him mysteriously disappear, leaving behind enough blood to think him dead.

In that very brief rundown alone there are a few things that pique my interest: suicide. Thailand. Murder mystery. Sign. Me. Up.

RUN AWAY is out today so if it sounds like your kind of thing, go for it. All of the links to purchase will be down below as well as a link where you can read the first chapter. – GJA

RUN AWAY on Goodreads

Read the first chapter here

Purchase Info: Amazon UK |  Amazon US | Barnes & Noble

Author Info:

1527791_857980027588048_83709650560342184_nLaura Salters is a suspense author (represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media Inc) from Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northernmost town in England. Her debut novel, RUN AWAY, will be published by HarperCollins (Witness Impulse) on May 19. When Laura isn’t writing, reading or thinking about writing or reading, she’s a music lover (and terrible singer), pet cuddler, beach-goer, runner (*cough* jogger), passionate foodie, caffeine addict, tennis player, lipstick wearer, Harry Potter fangirl (yes, still), housework dodger and relentless chatterbox.

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