Modest Musings

Modest MusingsWelcome to Modest Musings!

This is were we will tell you what books we have acquired this week.  Whether it is through purchases, NetGalley or one of our many book list emails.  Please feel free to tell us what you think and if there is a particular book you are interested in seeing a review of.  Hope you enjoy!

Jessica’s Modest Musings

19546930Till Death and Beyond by Lyn C. Johanson – Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever…

A COLD BEAUTY WHO KNOWS DEATH INTIMATELY…

Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Amira is desperate to break the vicious cycle.

A TORMENTED WARRIOR WHO HAS LOST EVERYTHING…

Plagued by the memories and guilt over his family’s demise, Raven lives for the sole reason of restoring his younger brother. And kidnapping a witch is only the beginning—for he intends to right the wrongs of his past by any means necessary.

A DESTINY TO CHANGE THE WORLD…

Bloody Little Secret by Karly Kirkpatrick – 17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She’s dead. Or not quite. After discovering she’s been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life. 
If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn’t have to wait long before they come to her.

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The End Came with a Kiss by John Michael Hileman – My friends and I used to laugh about the zombie apocalypse, the absurdity of it. But when it came, it was nothing like the movies had portrayed. We couldn’t have had it more wrong. There was no gore. There was no blood or tearing of flesh. It was the most beautiful thing the world had ever seen, and that was what took us by surprise. We were not prepared to have our destruction lure us in like a harlot. You see, the end did not come with a scratch or a bite. It came with a kiss.

Inescapable by Nancy Mehl – Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she’ll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown. 

18802174Wake for Me by Isobel Irons – When Viola Bellerose breaks up with her “up and coming” Irish rock star boyfriend, the feisty winery heiress takes it in stride—by making out with a hot stranger and accidentally crashing her Mercedes into the East River. Whoops.

Somewhat unfairly, in her opinion, Viola now spends her days in a coma, trapped inside the prison of her own body. With each passing day, she finds herself becoming more lost in a world of vivid and terrifying dreams, in which a tall and tortured doctor often appears in a romantic role.

 

Lynn’s Modest Musings

20804029Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold by Brinda Berry, Karen Y. Bynum, Laura Diamond, Jayne A. Knolls, Theresa DaLayne, Cate Dean – A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid… but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions. 

SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn’t believe in Native American magic–until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?

Complete Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard – Complete Cthulhu, features the tales of Cthulhu Mythos by H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.

Tales by H.P. Lovecraft

Nyarlathotep
The Nameless City
The Festival
The Colour of Space
The Call of Cthulhu: The Horror in Clay
The Call of Cthulhu: The Tale of Inspector Legrasse
The Call of Cthulhu: The Madness from the Sea
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Dreams in the Witch-House
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Shadow Out of Time
The Haunter of the Dark
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Tales by Robert E. Howard

Arkham
Dig Me No Grave
The Black Stone
The Challenge From Beyond
The Fire of Ashurbanipal
The Thing on the Roof

Beautiful Demons Box Set, Books 1-3 Beautiful Demons, Inner Demons, and Bitter Demons by Sarra Cannon – 2940148377689_p0_v1_s260x420

Beautiful Demons
In Peachville, even the cheerleaders have a dark side…

Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.

But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.


Inner Demons
Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. She’s willing to do whatever it takes, though, to get the answers she needs about her mother and about her own strange powers.

Now that she’s an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. The training opens up a new world for Harper. It’s a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.

A world where every secret hides an even darker secret.


Bitter Demons
So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She’s survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic and met the most gorgeous boy with an unbelievable secret. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, life has gotten even more complicated. The Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life.

The YA Readers Little Black Book by Rachel Higginson, Shelly Crane, M. Leighton, Lila Felix, Jamie Magee, Julia Crane, Amber Garza, Quinn,Loftis, A.M. Hargrove, Cambria Herbert – The YA Readers Little Black Book is compiled of New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors with 10 contemporary, paranormal, and sci-Fi YOUNG ADULT full-length novels in one hot little black book. Come and remember your first kiss, first loss, first betrayal, first love. Sweet obsession starts here.

18126904The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd – Patience Creighton has devoted her
life to running her father’s boarding school. But when the enigmatic master of
the estate appears at her door, battered and unconscious, the young headmistress
suddenly finds her livelihood—and her heart —in the hands of one dangerously
handsome gentleman.

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