This week I chose the Shifter series by Rachel Vincent. All of her books are fantastic, but this is one of my all time favorite series ever :) This is one urban fantasy tale you won't want to miss!
There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . . And I'm one of them.
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.
reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to
continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the
night a Stray attacked.
I'd been warned about Strays --
werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me:
attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two
of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.
This brush with danger
was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection.
Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever -- and whoever
-- I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays -- 'cause I
got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them . . .
Okay, so cats don't always land on their feet.
know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I've made big
decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent
lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to
my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in
our territory, I'm working harder than ever, though I always find the
energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both
on- and off-duty.
But not all of my mistakes are behind me. We're
beginning to suspect that the dead are connected to a rash of missing
human women and that they can all be laid at my feet--two or four, take
your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can
I'm on trial for my
life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend--and killing
him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital
offenses recognized by the Pride--along with murder and disclosure of
our existence to a human.I'm two for three. A goner.
discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild
teenage tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human
discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I "think" I can protect the
vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the
"If" I survive my own trial...
Sometimes playing cat
and mouse is no game...Play? "Right." My Pride is under fire from all
sides, my father's authority is in question and my lover is in exile.
Which means I haven't laid eyes on Marc's gorgeous face in months. And
with a new mother "and" an I-know-everything teenager under my
protection, I don't exactly have time to fantasize about ever seeing him
Then our long-awaited reunion is ruined by a vicious
ambush by strays. Now our group is under attack, Marc is missing and I
will need every bit of skill and smarts to keep my family from being
torn apart. Forever.
Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways.
for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always
are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all
I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under
attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our
new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.
the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to
look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real
The unscrupulous new
Council chair has charged Jace, Marc and me with trespassing,
kidnapping, murder and treason. Yeah, we've been busy. But now it's time
to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother's death
and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.It's not going to be
easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my
Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I'm
heading for a final showdown that can--that will--change everything
forever. A showdown I'm not sure I'm ready for.But life never waits
until you're ready.
been more than four years since Abby Wade survived capture and torture
by a quartet of rogue shifters. Back then she was a scared kid, just
trying to survive.
Now Abby is all grown up, and if she’s learned
anything from training with Faythe Sanders, the world’s first female
Alpha, it’s that she can take care of herself—and anyone else who comes
along. So when her college roommate is abducted from a campsite deep in
the Appalachian woods, Abby knows exactly how to get her back…
The rules of the hunt are simple. Kill or be killed.
Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per
week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's
entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and
onto our wonderful shelves. This meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: December 2014
The Norns think they’ve won, but it’s hard to control a teenager, let alone a powerful one…
Raine Cooper’s life should be perfect. She’s an Immortal Seeress, most
likely to be elected Prom Queen, and envied by the girls at Kayville
High for dating the dreamy quarterback, Torin St. James. Instead, she’s
haunted by the smug facial expressions the Norns’ wore during their last
As a Norn-In-Training, Raine crossed the line long ago
when she sided with the Valkyries and Mortal Witches. When the Norns
return with demands of their own, Raine feels trapped. She must repair
the battle grounds and wipe out the memories of every Mortal witness.
Torin tries to convince her that the Norns are manipulating her, but she
refuses to listen. At least until the Norns’ demands focus on someone
she loves. When Raine refuses to cooperate with them, their punishment
is swift and gut-wrenching, turning her pain into fury.
plots revenge on a massive scale and makes deals with unsavory allies.
Her goal? Total destruction of the entire Norn race. Raine’s only hope
of salvation is Torin, but how much will he sacrifice to save her?
This week I chose the Celestra series by Addison Moore. I am absolutely in love with this series and am thrilled that she decided to continue it on as a new adult series. I can't get enough Gage or Marshall or Eric! Swoon worthy guys and an epic storyline! Even sweeter, she wrote a trilogy set in the same world!
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.
her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a
house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver,
a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.
discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking
for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves
her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.
bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings
that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems
to be in. Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her
dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?
TREMBLE is the sequel to ETHEREAL (Celestra Series Book 1)
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is determined to bring back the dead.
For Skyla, being an angel from the coveted Celestra faction hasn't been easy.
entire band of wicked angels is after her blood, a Sector is after
something far more sinister, and her newfound powers lead her on a quest
to save her dead father.
Skyla and her boyfriend Logan try to
piece together a plan to take down the Countenance in order to maintain
their relationship, but will Skyla's burgeoning feelings for Gage get in
And when Skyla decides to use her powerful blood to change the fate of another deceased soul, just who is going to stop her?
*This book also works as a stand-alone novel.
**** Celestra Series OPTIONED for FILM by 20th CENTURY FOX ****
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Addison Moore
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is having difficulties with the living and the dead.
With Chloe’s diary in her hands, Skyla embarks into the mind of one of Paragon’s most twisted former residents.
accidentally kick-starting the faction war, Skyla finds herself in more
danger than ever before. So, when Marshall offers her a taste of the
gift of knowing, Skyla attempts to use it to alter the outcome of future
And now that Skyla’s love life seems to involve one
boy too many, she must choose who to be with. If she waits too long,
the decision just might be made for her.
Seventeen year-old, Skyla Messenger is wishing people would just stay dead.
With Chloe back, Skyla finds it difficult to live under her tyranny and threats.
A seemingly innocent misstep in Skyla’s past comes back to haunt her and could end up costing her relationship with Gage.
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Addison Moore
Seventeen year-old, Skyla Messenger finds herself lying on an altar as a sacrifice to the enemy.
an angel of the highest Nephilim order hasn’t been easy. Her first love
has cast his allegiance to the Countenance, the Sectors and the Fems
see her as nothing more than a celestial pawn, and the dead girl she
helped bring back to life has blackmailed her into relinquishing her
Skyla is determined to change all that. She's decided
to never trust Logan again, to turn the tables on the Sectors and the
Fems, and get dirt on Chloe to blackmail her into leaving Gage alone.
But, when one obstacle after another gets in her way, Skyla can hardly
find the strength to carry on. The only solution seems to be to
sacrifice herself to the Sector in her life and put everything in order
while losing everything she values most.
A death. A war. Regret. Heartbreak. An old enemy. A new enemy. A well-placed boyfriend. An ending you won’t believe.
year-old Skyla Messenger discovers love is stronger than death and
deception. In an effort to rectify those horrible truths Skyla’s life
Love and heartbreak become obstacles that overshadow the faction war and in the end may cost her everything.
Skyla Messenger’s days are numbered.
an angelic Faction War riding on her shoulders, and her mother’s
newfound need to cozy with the enemy, Skyla also has to deal with the
fact someone close to her has openly deceived her.
Skyla learns that sometimes in life, and in love, things aren’t always what they seem.
Skyla Messenger’s days are drawing to an end.
old Skyla has been taken by the Counts, is under the strict punishment
of her mother in a war gifted in her honor, and is the only hope of the
people captive in the tunnels. Everything that can go wrong has. For
Skyla, life is panning out to be more of a curse than a blessing.
Relationships change. The war draws to an end. Death comes to Paragon.
Skyla must decide if she is brave enough to sacrifice everything in order to save her people.
Love and destiny wait for no one.
Skyla Messenger is in the arms of death.
Skyla awaits the verdict of the faction war, she makes some troubling
discoveries. Covenants that were sealed in the past come back to haunt
her, and she must make hard decisions that will effect all those around
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
A point of view novel: Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1) rewritten through Logan and Gage’s perspective.
still roam the earth through Nephilim bloodlines. The battle for power
between angelic factions intensifies when a new girl moves to Paragon
Logan and Gage Oliver are captivated by Paragon’s newest
resident, Skyla Messenger. Logan believes she is the Celestra destined
to grow to a ripe old age with him, and Gage believes she’s the girl
prophesized to be his.
The battle lines are drawn as both Olivers
vie for her attention while danger lurks around every corner, and they
must work together to keep Skyla safe. Logan fights to keep his new
relationship with Skyla, but destiny alters his plans and he must make a
decision that might cost him Skyla forever.
*Language/ mature situations.
This book consists of Logan’s point of view from select chapters in ELYSIAN (36-39).
Includes bonus material, the first chapter of CELESTRA FOREVER AFTER, for readers who have completed the Celestra Series.
*Intended for mature audiences only* Sexual situations* Strong Language*
circumstances in Logan’s world lead to a life-altering event, he
decides to be as forthright with his nephew, Gage, as possible. But
there’s one person Logan doesn’t want to be forthright with, not now or
ever—she’s the very person he lives to protect—Skyla Messenger. Willing
to deal with the fallout of his actions, Logan chooses to remain
silent…but fate has other plans.
New Adult Paranormal Romance 17+ (A brand new series. You do not have to have read the Celestra Series to read this series).
Celestra Forever After
year-old Skyla Messenger has it all. She's the overseer of all 5
angelic factions, a freshman at Host University, and she has the boy of
her dreams by her side.
When a horrible truth is discovered, it changes the landscape of everything she thought she knew. Skyla
enters into a covenant with wickedness that has the potential to alter
the destiny of both the Nephilim and humankind forever.
Nothing is as it seems.
Just when she thought it was over, she discovers it hasn't even begun.
Other trilogy set in the Celestra World:
Young Adult/ Mature Situations
The last thing Laken Stewart remembers is the oncoming car, then bursting through the windshield.
months dissolve without her knowledge and she finds herself in
unfamiliar surroundings with strangers who not only profess to know her
but insist she’s someone else entirely.
Laken discovers her long
dead boyfriend, Wesley, has been thrown into this alternate world as
well. He is quick to inform her she suffered a horrible fall and that
her memory hasn’t fully returned. According to Wesley the other life she
had—her name, her family, they were simply a side effect of her brain
In her quest for answers she meets Cooper Flanders, the son of her psychiatrist who readily believes every word she says.
Laken Stewart knows she died on that hot July afternoon, but now she’s alive—or is she?
Stewart died last summer. Her resurrection at the hands of the
Countenance hasn’t run smoothly. With the memory of her past life still
firmly intact, Laken moves deeper into the Countenance organization in
an effort to free her mother and sister from the deadly Celestra
The love she feels for her boyfriend, Wesley, is
compromised when gorgeous Cooper Flanders teams up with her in the fight
to free their families. Old bonds are slowly severed as new ones are
Wesley is sure that what he and Laken share is
special but when it becomes apparent that she’s reading his mind, he’s
determined to get the bottom of her true intentions. And one thing is
for sure, the Celestra that’s giving her these powers is going to have
to pay. Wesley’s love for Laken takes him to the dark places he never
believed existed and what he discovers dismantles his world as he knows
Laken Stewart is sure of one thing—she must free her loved ones from the notorious Celestra tunnels.
along with Cooper Flanders set out to free their families from the
hands of the Countenance before it’s too late. Laken will do anything to
assure their safety, even if it means losing the one she truly loves.
Laken finds herself in a position that might embed her into the
Countenance organization for all eternity, her faith in her ability to
pull off the ultimate sacrifice wavers.
Once her old boyfriend,
Wesley, realizes who he really is, and what the Counts have cost him,
he’s more determined than ever to win Laken back.
becomes divided, and yet she knows she must make a decision that has the
power to shape all of their destinies forever.
Laken has fallen hard for Cooper, but Wesley is back, and now her heart is torn. Cooper would give up his life to protect Laken, and he might just have to. Wesley remembers everything from his true past, and he wants Laken more than ever—nothing or no one will stand in his way.