Category Archives: WTRO2

[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!

[WTRO2] Seven Weeks to Forever (A Love Story) by Jennifer Farwell

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.


Booktrope
Pub Date   Jan 8 2015
Genres     Romance, YA, Contemporary, Fiction
GoodReads Link-up


Description

Seven Weeks to Forever – a young adult romance beach read about unstoppable love and impossible choices.

Cassidy Jordan knows she’ll die a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday, and she can’t wait. This is her second time here, and she knows what’s waiting for her in The Life-After — the place most mistakenly call “the afterlife.” Getting back there is supposed to be easy: she just has to find nineteen-year-old Riley Davis and help him get his life on track. By the time she finds him, though, she has only seven weeks to help him. Riley will die too young if she fails, and she’ll never see The Life-After or this life again.

But no one told her helping Riley would mean dating him; she hasn’t dated anyone since the love of her first life caused her death the last time she turned eighteen. When Cassidy realizes she’s falling for Riley, she’s faced with a choice: give him the life he’s meant for and leave when it’s time, or give up eternity for the true love she’s never had, knowing Riley will die the same way she did in her first life and that her entire existence could end at any time.

Book Haul: …Which Is Bigger Than Big Because It’s Two Month’s Worth (Aha… ha)

Book Haul mania, guys! Truthfully, I wish I could say I’ve gotten the chance to read through most of these already… but, in fact, I’ve barely looked at them since purchasing/being gifted/winning/ requesting/or otherwise receiving them. 8D

As the title suggests, this haul is extra, EXTRA large because it’s a compilation of this month AND last month’s haul. (Maybe even a bit of the month before??? IDK WOW I’M SO BEHIND HAHAHAhaha… ehh… crap.)

Nevertheless, here we are! 😀

Definitely lemme know if any of them catch your eye or if you’ve read any of these titles yourself. I get the feeling that most of these are going to be pretty good-if-not-FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC-ONES, so I’d love to get some feedback if you’ve read and enjoyed ’em. (Or if you hated ’em, tell me why!)

As always , the links will take you to their GoodReads or NetGalley page, so if you’re interested, click away to read the description~~

 


 

PURCHASED

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson
Running With The Wind (Mermen of Ea, #3) by Shira Anthony
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The King of Forever (Scarlet and the White Wolf, #4) by Kirby Crow
A Boy And His Dragon (Beings In Love, #2) by R. Cooper
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs, Kelly Bastow (Illustrator)
The Legend of the Ditto Twins by Jerry Douglas
The Brothers Bishop by Bart Yates

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Another Day (Every Day, #2) by David Levithan
The Dinosaur Lords (The Dinosaur Lords, #1) by Victor Milan
Penn’s Woodland by David Connor
The Long Journey Home by Cassandra Pierce
The Homecoming by J. Scott Coatsworth
Dangerous Concoctions (Curvy Assignments, #2) by Victoria Bright
Everything You And I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You And I (Todo Lo Que Podriamos Haber Sido Tu Y Yo Si No Fueramos Tu Y Yo)  by Albert Espinosa
Hunter of Demons (SPECTR, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
A Neophyte’s Tale (Netherwalker, #.05) by CK Dawn
The Dragon’s Curse by Victoria Zagar
The Crying Game by Kol Anderson
Alien Love by Stan Schatt
A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde
Misery’s Way: A Kit Colbana World Story (Colbana Files #4.5) by J. C. Daniels
The King’s Sword by C. J. Brightley
Prodigal (The Lost Imperials #2) by Tyler Jolley &Sherry D. Ficklin
Scarred Souls by T. T. Kove
Seventh by Rachel White
The Harem Master (Tales of Tavamara, #3) by Megan Derr
Stormbringer (Book of Wyrd, #2) by Alis Franklin
The Australian by Lesley Young
Lilliput by Sam Gayton, Alice Ratteree (Illustrator)
Picturing The Apocalypse by Natasha & Anthony O’Hear
Archimedes Nesselrode by Justine Graykin
Saronna’s Gift by Carmen Webster Buxton
The Society of the Preservation of C. J. Henderson
Corrupts Absolutely?: Dark Metahuman Fiction edited by Lincoln Crisler
Transcendence by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Earthrise (Her Instruments, #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth
Cold Faith by Shaune Lafferty Webb
It’s Like This by Anne O’Gleadra
Like Stolen Pearl by Talya Andor
Drifter Volume 1: Out of the Night by Ivan Brandon
Twisted Dark, Volume 1 by Neil Gibson
Twisted Dark, Volume 2 by Neil Gibson
Twisted Dark, Volume 3
by Neil Gibson
Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub
Behind Story (Volume #1) by Narae Ahn
October Faction Volume 1 (October Faction, #1) by Steve Niles
A Glance Backward by Tony Sandoval
Let’s Eat Ramen and Other Doujinshi Short Stories by Nagumo
Spread, Vol. 1: No Hope by Justin Jordan
Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Lazaro

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Omorphi (Hope, #1) by C. Kennedy

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Soulless by T. Baggins
The Mussel Eater by Octavia Cade
In Her Head, In Her Eyes by Yukimi Ogawa
Hunting Monsters by S. L. Huang

MANGA
Ten Count [1] [2] by Rihito Takarai
Dia Game by Kotora Byaku
Tsume to Toge by Tooko Miyagi
HAL by Makano Aoi
Dramatical Murder 1 by Nitro+CHiRAL
Ai to Kairaku no Jouken by Kanda Neko
Shuuten Unknown [1] [2] by Sugiura Shiho
Torikago Syndrome [1] [2] by Samamiya Akaza
5 CATS by Amatu Risa
Sakabu no Oujisama by Shushushu Sakurai
Karen by Yamada Shiro & Kaoru Iwamoto

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

COVER REVEAL! In “Yeager’s Law,” Will He Uphold His First Law And Make It Out Alive?

This isn’t my usual genre of choice, but I am loving that cover! What do you think? Will you give this one a go? 😉

If you’d like to add this to your wishlist or watchlist, check out GoodReads for more information.

But for now, here’s the blurb:


Title: Yeager’s Law
Author: Scott Bell
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication Date: July 21, 2015
Genre: Thriller/Mystery

 

Abel Yeager is dead broke, down on his luck, and suffering from a serious case of what-the-hell-does-it-matter. His transition from active Marine to stateside long-haul trucker hit a wicked speed bump when his rig was involved in a wreck that claimed the life of a pregnant woman and laid him up for several months.

Back at work but deeply in debt, Yeager meets bookstore owner Charlie Buchanan in St. Louis and jumps at the chance to haul a load of remainder books to Austin for her. On the way south, a crew of truck thieves tracks his every move. But none of them know what Charlie’s ex has smuggled inside the book pallets, who he stole it from, or how far the owner will go to get it back. Charlie’s the first person Yeager has cared about in a long time, but as their bond deepens, so does the danger they’re in.

With enemy forces closing in, Yeager battles greed, corruption, and his own fatalism in a bid to hold true to Yeager’s First Law: come home at the end of the day.

 


Author Bio:

Scott Bell has over 25 years of experience protecting the assets of retail companies. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice from North Texas State University.

With the kids grown and time on his hands, Scott turned back to his first love—writing. His short stories have been published in The Western Online, Cast of Wonders, and in the anthology, Desolation.

When he’s not writing, Scott is on the eternal quest to answer the question: What would John Wayne do?own.