Book Review: Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

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Author Interview: Anna J. Adams

Today I am happy to introduce author Anna J. Adams to my blog.

Lane_Changes_Cover_FiverrTell us about your book. Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?

LANE CHANGES is the first in a series of books and is out right now.

The first one begins with Lane Meyers, Rob Holland, Samuel Seeley and friends who are high school seniors. Rob is a new student, a foster child of a local doctor and his wife, and when Lane sees him it’s love at first sight, although she doesn’t realize that yet.

Sam has known Lane since seventh grade and has been annoying her since and now begins to pick on Rob as well. As all of this is happening, Lane is trying to figure out who is leaving unwanted gifts in her locker, at her house and these soon escalate into bigger incidents as the year comes to an end. She is sure it isn’t Rob, not sure if it’s Sam or someone else. As she is dealing with trying to obtain a swimming scholarship, a fellow student who miscarries, a new boyfriend, college looming…she feels like she is going to crack under the stress.

Basically, she is dealing with many scenarios real students have to work through and as she does this, she realizes who really cares for her and who was just using her. Read more

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Author Interview: Missy Fleming

Today I am happy to introduce author Missy Fleming.

with youTell us about your book(s). Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?

My current book is called ‘Who I Am With You’. It’s been a labor of love for years and one I have finally gotten to a place where I feel it is ready for the world. It’s about how tragedy changes people, how those people deal with that tragedy, and who we are once we come out on the other side. The backdrop deals with the after-effects of September 11th and how it continues to torment two survivors—a firefighter and the young woman he saved that day. Addiction, survivor’s guilt, emotional walls, it is all present daily in my main characters’ lives. I think they are both surprised by where they end up. It’s not all depressing! There’s romance and reconnection, forgiveness, self-discovery. It’s messy, just like life.

Tell us about your main character? What makes her so special?

Olivia, before 9/11, was a bit of a golden child. Daughter to wealthy parents, heiress to a global empire, her life was on the fast track and she never wanted anything different. Her parents were in the towers when they came down, and she was on the ground, waiting to meet them for breakfast. Dealing with literally watching them die hit Olivia hard, not to mention all the other horrors of that day. She had to leave and there’s a part in the book when someone asks her, ‘why California?’. For her, it was as far from New York as she could get geographically and culturally. She masked her pain with drugs—cocaine and heroin—they were the only way for her mind to be free, for her to sleep without night terrors. When we meet her in the book, she is nearly a year sober…this time. Her grandmother, who she hasn’t spoken to in almost ten years is dying and Olivia has to finally return home to face her past, which her grandmother interprets as taking her place in the company. This new Olivia loves to bake and finds joy in the simple things, so there is a bit of a battle of wills there.

Duncan is still a firefighter, relying on prescription meds and avoiding his family at all costs. He is fearless on the job and careless with his personal life. His survivor’s guilt fuels him. In his mind, he didn’t do enough that day, didn’t save enough lives. That was his one job and in his mind, he failed…except for the young woman he did save. He runs into Olivia randomly and they strike up a relationship. Through her, he is able to realize how badly he hurt his family, his children, and he begins rebuilding those foundations, but only after hitting rock bottom. Read more

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Character Interview from Cecily Wolfe’s A Harvest of Stars

Recently I interviewed Cecily Wolfe about her new book, A Harvest of Stars (you can read that interview here). Today I am happy to interview one of the characters from that book.

starsHello, can you tell us your name and a bit about yourself.

My name is Claudia Rose Butler, but my good friends call me Claud. Most adults don’t approve of that nickname, but that’s none of their business.

Where are you from and what is it like there?

The Middle of Nowhere, Kentucky, and it’s just what you imagine. Yes, I’m rolling my eyes. It’s a bad habit, my mother says.

What was it like growing up? What’s the happiest memory from your childhood?

Boring, if it wasn’t for my friend Lucy. Whenever she can get away from that crazy grandmother of hers, we run around together. Nothing bad, just goofing around. We used to play Barbies and tag in the front yard. Lucy’s hair is like a Barbie doll’s, long and blonde and perfect, even after an afternoon of tag and rolling around in the grass. Read more

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