[SIWTGI] Happily Ever Asher Series by Nash Summers

SIWTGI is short for Series I Want To Get Into, a book spotlight feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book series that I think might have potential or a single book from that series which has captured my interest recently.

Annnnd, for any single, stand-alone book features, see WTRO2.


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BookFish Books LLC
Pub Date   June 2019 – July 2019
Genres     Romance, Fairy Tale Elements, Contemporary, New Adult, M/M Romance
Amazon (Book 1) | Amazon (Book 2) | Amazon (Book 3)
Book 1 – GoodReads | Book 2 – GoodReads | Book 3 – GoodReads


Description for Book 1: When Red Cried Wolf

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

It’s probably one of the reasons he makes such a fantastic matchmaker, love guru, and romance expert. And now that he’s in college, it’s finally his turn to shine.

Asher’s relationship advice column in the school newspaper is his strongest matchmaking instrument, especially when it comes to helping hopeless romantics find their soulmates.

But like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

There’s a damsel in distress Asher’s best friend thinks is a psychopath, a handsome prince Asher can’t stop drooling over, and a huge, mysterious roommate Asher can’t help but pester.

It doesn’t matter though. Nothing will stop Asher when it comes to helping people find their true love.

He’s absolutely positive everything will work out in the end.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?

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The main romance arc spans across all three novellas. When Red Cried Wolf contains little romance but sets up for the rest of the series.

When Red Cried Wolf is a slow-burn romance with over-the-top characters, fairy tale references, ridiculous texts, and eventually, a happy ever after.

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Description for Book 2:  Golden Boy and the Two Bears

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

His column is thriving, fellow students trust him with their relationship woes, and he’s on his A-game when it comes to matchmaking. At least, matchmaking other than his own.

After a heartfelt letter written to his column, Asher is set on aiding the two love-struck heroes who desperately need his help.

But like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

Randy and Red can’t stop passing looks whenever Asher voices his plans;, the handsome Christopher might not be quite what Asher expected, and his dark, mysterious roommate, Morgan, might have a surprise or two up his sleeve.

It doesn’t matter though. Nothing will stop Asher when it comes to helping people find their true love.

He’s absolutely positive everything will work out in the end.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?

* * *

Golden Boy and the Two Bears is a slow-burn romance with over-the-top characters, fairy tale references, ridiculous texts, and eventually, a happy ever after.

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Description for Book 3: A King in Wonderland

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

Or at least he was, until it all came crashing down.

He made a mistake. And even Asher himself, arranger of marriages and aider of lovesick hearts, doesn’t know how to fix it.

And like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

His inability to focus on love has turned his column into a disaster, his best friends are acting weirder than usual,  Christopher turns out to be a man of many surprises, and Morgan, well…

Maybe this time it does matter. Because when Asher’s heart finally realizes what he’s been looking for all along, it may be too late.

And too broken.

But there might just be a shred of hope somewhere deep down in his heart. Maybe Asher can fix everything and have his prince charming.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?


INITIAL REACTION

I won’t lie… it’s the GORGE covers that initially drew me in. Definitely think whoever designed these KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. Wow, wow, wow! Then I read the descriptions and I’m 100% down for WHATEVER they are doing.

DISCUSS

Anyone read this series yet? Thoughts? Reactions?

[WTRO2] Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.



brave face

Simon Pulse
Pub Date  May 21, 2019
Genres     Nonfiction, Memoir, Autobiography, LGBTQUAI+
Goodreads


Description

Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”

Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him.

A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality.

Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.


INITIAL REACTION

TBH, I’m actually NOT the biggest fan of memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies. I have nothing against them, I just tend not to wast–EHEM–spend my money on them. XD EVEN IF THEY’RE AMAZING.

But this one sounds promising, and I absolutely LOVE the quote:

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”

Because I can SO relate.

DISCUSS

What do you guys think? Sound like a winner or a flop? Leave a comment below!

[WTRO2] We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.



we contain multitudes

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pub Date  May 14th 2019
Genres     Contemporary, YA, LGBTQUAI+, Romance
Goodreads


Description

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets I’ll Give You the Sun in an exhilarating and emotional novel about the growing relationship between two teen boys, told through the letters they write to one another.

Jonathan Hopkirk and Adam “Kurl” Kurlansky are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment. With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and devastating family secrets, Jonathan and Kurl struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship…and each other.

This rare and special novel celebrates love and life with engaging characters and stunning language, making it perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Nina LaCour, and David Levithan.


INITIAL REACTION

I’ve been seeing this book LITERALLY EVERYWHERE and I wanna read it SO BAD. I’ve heard mostly good to OMGSOGOOD reviews about it, with the occasional “Yeah it was beautifully written but ????????” Even without these fantastic reviews, the description sounds intriguing enough that I’d wanna get my hands on it anyway.

Plus, THAT COVER.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE BOOK COVER.

SO PRETTY, SO ICONIC. ♥♥♥

DISCUSS

What do you guys think? Sound like a winner or a flop? Leave a comment below!

[WTRO2] Children of Lightning by Annie K. Wong

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.



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Smashwords
Pub Date   September 27 2014
Genres     Fantasy, YA
Goodreads Link-up


Description

Secrets beget secrets. The curse that befell the Hollows clan has left them incapable of producing male offspring. To extend their bloodline, they have formed a covenant with the serpentine Ophidians, who give them children. In return, the Hollows must keep these monstrous creatures well fed, though the details of the procurement are so abominable that the truth is never revealed to the other clans. In their homeland of Matikki, they live like outcasts.

Through a series of chance discoveries, the secrets of the ancient curse unfold before a warrior named Writhren Hollow. Is her purely female clan the result of a lapse of divine providence, or are the Hollows themselves victims of an enslavement scheme?

If Writhren frees her clan from the covenant, she risks the wrath of the Ophidians and the future of her bloodline. If she keeps the truth of the curse to herself, she is a traitor to her own kind. Either way, she will suffer for what she must do.

This is not a story of redemption, but regret. This is Writhren’s story.


 What do you guys think? Sound like a winner or a flop?

[WTRO2] Lucid by Jay Bonansinga

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.



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Premuted Press
Pub Date   April 28 2015
Genres     Horror, YA
Goodreads Link-up


Description

Lori Blaine is not your average seventeen-year-old high school student. Cool and iconoclastic in her dread-locks and natty thrift shop garb, with an IQ that’s off the charts, she is the ersatz leader of a pack of Goth kids that circle around her in the halls of Valesburg Central like a school of pilot fish. Lori speaks softly, but when she does speak, people have a tendency to listen.

But Lori Blaine has one problem: The door.

Lori’s dreams are haunted by this strange, recurring symbol. The door is always there on the periphery… beckoning to her, daring her to see what might be waiting for her on the other side. Finally, at the urging of an overzealous school psychologist, Lori Blaine decides to face her fears. The next night, she goes through the dream door… and immediately plunges into a shattered looking glass world in which nothing is as it seems and evil awaits around every corner.

But when Lori fights back, all hell breaks loose.

Created by the New York Times bestselling author of THE WALKING DEAD: DESCENT…. LUCID is a mind-bender of a contemporary supernatural thriller for Young Adults.


 Not sure about this one. but I figured you guys might be interested! 🙂

[WTRO2] I Am Titanium by John Patrick Kennedy

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.


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Dark Trope Publishing
Pub Date   June 19 2015
Genres     Science Fiction, Hybrid YA/Adult
Goodreads Link-up


Description

Pax is a teen-age genius who learned to contact the astral plane and communicate with a being who lives there.

He’s also dying.

So when Pax’s astral mentor offers him a chance at life and power greater than any human has ever possessed, in exchange for helping the astrals inspect Earth, Pax jumps at the chance.

What happens next sets off a series of events that change Pax and his friend Scarlett forever… Partly because the astral beings have their own agendas, and for some of them, mankind’s survival means very little.

And they’re not even the biggest threat…


 Not gonna lie, I need this BAD.

[SIWTGI] Ascension series by Heather Letto

SIWTGI is short for Series I Want To Get Into, a book spotlight feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book series that I think might have potential or a single book from that series which has captured my interest recently.

Annnnd, for any single, stand-alone book features, see WTRO2.


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BookFish Books LLC
Pub Date   April 2014 / June 2015
Genres     Science Fiction, Dystopian, YA
Amazon (Book 1) | Amazon (Book 2) | GoodReads


Description for Book 1: Impervious

The residents of Impervious are the remnant—the survivors of the War of Annihilation. And though the city is chockfull of pleasures to tantalize and entertain, a beast lurks in the corners, haunting the residents with its presence.

The Beast—a mysterious and terminal illness killed off most of Generations One, Two, and Three. And as Gen-Four prepares to take the stage, a provocative, yet questionable, new method to avoid an untimely death incites a cultural rage.

But Fran lives counter-culture, off the grid in true rebel fashion. With a life far from opulent, she scurries through dark tunnels, searching for hot meals with Pete while ditching the holographic security team. To her, it’s a healthy trade-off. Unaccountability means The Council can’t steal her sliver of hope―a belief that she’ll see The Epoch arrive before The Beast can pull her into its fetid embrace.

After losing her mother and then her Rebel mentor, Fran stumbles upon a miraculous discovery that may save the residents of Impervious. That is, if she can outrun The Beast…

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Description for Book 2: Implanted

After a narrow escape from the city of Impervious, Fran’s heart aches for the ones she left behind. Will her brother ever connect the dots? And, what about Pete? Could he, along with the remaining Rebels, have survived the Council’s violent oppression?

As Fran ponders the fate of her friends, an even more disturbing revelation drops into her world—the knowledge that she, along with anyone who had lived underground remains implanted with the sinister presence of the Council. A fate rendering her powerless to save.

Yet one with pure blood, untouched by the Council’s defiling, lives among them. Could he be the new lifeline of hope? Is salvation of the city worth risking the life of this one-and-only?


I won’t lie… it’s the cover for the second book that drew me in more than anything else. XD When I read the description I was less intrigued, but the description for the FIRST BOOK — WOAH. Okay. Where do I sign up to start reading??

Anyone read it yet? Thoughts? Reactions?

[WTRO2] The Heartbeat Thief by A.J. Krafton

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.



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Amazon Digital Services
Pub Date   June 12 2015
Genres     Fantasy, New Adult, Macabre
Goodreads Link-up


Description

Haunted by a crushing fear of death, a young Victorian woman discovers the secret of eternal youth—she must surrender her life to attain it, and steal heartbeats to keep it.

In 1860 Surrey, a young woman has only one occupation: to marry. Senza Fyne is beautiful, intelligent, and lacks neither wealth nor connections. Finding a husband shouldn’t be difficult, not when she has her entire life before her. But it’s not life that preoccupies her thoughts. It’s death—and that shadowy spectre haunts her every step.

So does Mr. Knell. Heart-thumpingly attractive, obviously eligible—he’d be her perfect match if only he wasn’t so macabre. All his talk about death, all that teasing about knowing how to avoid it…

When her mother arranges a courtship with another man, Senza is desperate for escape from a dull prescripted destiny. Impulsively, she takes Knell up on his offer. He casts a spell that frees her from the cruelty of time and the threat of death—but at a steep price. In order to maintain eternal youth, she must feed on the heartbeats of others.

It’s a little bit Jane Austen, a little bit Edgar Allen Poe, and a whole lot of stealing heartbeats in order to stay young and beautiful forever. From the posh London season to the back alleys of Whitechapel, across the Channel, across the Pond, across the seas of Time…

How far will Senza Fyne go to avoid Death?


 It’s DEFINITELY a bit Austin and a bit Poe. That combination can never disappoint (I hope…)

Books & Serials That I’m Currently Reading

Never really thought I needed to make one of these sort of posts, but truthfully… I didn’t think a time would come when I’d be reading THIS MANY BOOKS AT ONCE.

I feel like I lost my fucking mind somewhere over the last few months and I kinda want it back now please. o___o

Anyway, try not to be too alarmed. (I know I am.)


 

CURRENTLY READING

Novels

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

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A Monster Calls

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Blood Vow

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The Legend of the Ditto Twins

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Earthrise

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Red Queen

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Manga/Manhwa/Manhua Series

Shuuten Unknown series

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Silver Diamond series

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Serials

The Ghost Half (serial fiction)

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Winter Haven Country Club (serial fiction)

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The Fell (serial fiction)

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Mosspaca Advertising Department (serial manhwa)

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Hey, Your Cat Ears Are Showing (serial manhwa)

Magan&Danai (serial mahwa)

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19 Days (serial manhwa)

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Their Story (serial manhwa)

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Webcomics

(actively following right now, otherwise this list would never be complete if I added ALL of the ones I’ve been reading)

Arena (webcomic serial)

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…hell — that’d better be it! I can’t believe I have this many books in my immediate reading pile right now. The HELL did I manage this? I gotta take a full hour or two and just get this list down ASAP. This is cray-cray.

Book Haul: …Which Comes Waaay Too Soon After The Last (Aha… ha… fuck)

*peaks inside and wiggles fingers at you all*

Aha… hi, y’all! 😀 Bet you weren’t expecting to see me so soon, now were ya?

Yeaahhh… so about that. XD As per usual, my next monthly shipment/installment/requesting pool of books come in and… well… OBVIOUSLY I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL.

The good thing though is that I have a nice long weekend ahead of me with LOTS of opportunity to read and cut down some of this monstrously long TBR.

Anywho… >___> Imma just… leave these here… Yeah. *EHEM* Enjoy. ❤

 


 

REQUESTED / FOR REVIEW

Things Unseen (The Long Forgotten Song, #1) by C.J. Brightley
Awake, Chimera by Justine Graykin
Spindle by W. R. Gingell
Being Cosmopolitan Demands a Sacrifice by Jamie Brindle
Surrounded by Crimson (Sumeria’s Sons, #4) by Lexi Ander
Beneath the Scales by Aurora Peppermint
Polaris Awakening edited by VARIOUS
The Monstrous by Ellen Datlow

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A big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!