Can’t Wait Wednesday: Oct 20, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme where you get to flail about whatever upcoming book you’re excited to read. Though it is generally a new release, it certainly can be any book that’s on your TBR! This meme is currently hosted by Wishful Endings and it’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Hello, reader!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Can’t Wait Wednesday post, hasn’t it? I’d thought I’d switch it up this week! And then, as soon as I had this thought, I realized there really aren’t a lot of my most anticipated 2021 releases that aren’t already out. It seems like not a lot of books get published in the tail-end of the year. Well… at least not a lot of books that have ended up on my Want to Read shelf.

But then I remembered that one of my most anticipated sequels has yet to be released! I loved the first book when I read it in 2020, so much so that as soon as it was available, I pre-ordered the second one. Which is saying something because I don’t pre-order a lot of books. I really should, though… it’s like a little present to future-Kerri 😂 This particular present features:

  • World-changing magic ✨
  • Complicated relationships 💔
  • A beautiful, African-inspired setting 🌍

The book I’m talking about is…

Goodreads Synopsis

🚨 WARNING!! 🚨 If you have not read the first book in this series, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, this synopsis WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS! So you might wanna skip it.

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Blog Tour: Shadow-Stained by Rachel Hobbs

Hello, reader!

Welcome to another blog tour posted hosted by the ever fabulous The Write Reads! My tour stop today features a book that is perfect for this time of year. It features demons, an ancient artifact, and perhaps a touch of the end of the world as we know it. It’s a dark fantasy novel that doesn’t hold back on the gore… or the sexual tension: Shadow-Stained by Rachel Hobbs!

Now, before I jump into my stop and my review, I want to say thank you to Dave @ The Write Reads and the author for providing me with a free e-book in exchange for participation with this tour. It is, as always, much appreciated. All views written here are definitely my own!

Now, let’s get to the post.


Book Details


  • Title: Shadow-Stained
  • Author: Rachel Hobbs
  • Publication date: April 14th, 2020
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

Book Links

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Goodreads

Synopsis


“For her, it’s her late grandma’s legacy. For him, the mother of all black arts spoils, granting one demon the power of a God. Immortality.

When occult-magnet Ruby falls victim to Demon Lord Drayvex’s viperous allure, she loses a sentient dark relic to his light fingers and appetite for power. Like calls to like. But when Drayvex himself loses the relic to a traitor to the throne, Ruby coerces him – the tyrant king with a soft spot for humanity – into helping her save her pokey old world village from becoming a ground zero of mass demonic carnage.

Both invested in reclaiming the relic, the one thing Ruby and Drayvex agree on is that it’s in the wrong hands. Co-existing in a precarious arrangement between predator and prey, to save the planet they both love for different reasons, they must become a formidable double-team in the face of an apocalyptic takeover. Now, the fate of both human and demon alike rests with a killer that walks between worlds, and a woman with a curse in her bloodline.”

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Book Blogger Hop: Oct 1 – 7

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!


Hello, reader!

We’re on the cusp of a brand new week and I thought this would be a great time to check out the new Book Blogger Hop question! I’d forgotten how much I enjoy doing this meme because it’s a chance to just ramble about whatever bookish topic is on the table. And some people come up with the most interesting questions! The one we have this week is case in point…

This Week’s Question

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Which book series make you crave chocolate?

Submitted by Julie @ Stepping Stones Book Reviews.


This is actually a tough one! There have been quite a few books that have made me crave food, but chocolate in particular? The obvious answer would be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, but I’ve heard some dubious things about him lately, so I decided to dig a little deeper into my read books. And that’s when I remembered the wonderful book Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James!

Though this book doesn’t focus around a magical chocolate factory, it does take place in a magical bookstore. And that bookstore has a cafe that sells some incredible treats! The descriptions of the pastries that Tilly gets to sample honestly had me drooling. Why this book popped into my mind for this question, though, was the hot chocolate. The hot chocolate sounded so good! Just thinking about it right now makes me want a mug 😋

Now I haven’t continued this series, so I don’t know if the wonderful food descriptions are in the later books, but I certainly hope so! I love a book that has such descriptive writing that you can almost taste the brownies as they are described.

And now I want a brownie…


Are there any books or book series that make you crave some chocolate?  Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

BBNYA Spotlight: All or None by Aurora Lee Thornton

Hello, reader!

It’s the second to last day of the BBNYA spotlights for this year’s semi-finalists! Participating as a panelist and following along with this tour has helped me discover so many incredible, indie authors. For today’s spotlight, I’ll be highlighting a book that sounds like it would be a right up my alley; a fantasy that promises magic and romance: All or None by Aurora Lee Thornton! But before we get into the post, let’s talk more about this spotlight tour and BBNYA in general.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.


Book Details


  • Title: All or None
  • Author: Aurora Lee Thornton
  • Publication date: May 15th, 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy Romance
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

Book Links

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BBNYA Spotlight: Genesis of Dragons by Charlotte Murphy

Hello, reader!

I have another BBNYA spotlight for another fantastic semi-finalist for you today! This book promises action, adventure, and dragons: Genesis of Dragons by Charlotte Murphy! But before we get into the post, let’s talk more about this spotlight tour and BBNYA in general.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.


Book Details


  • Title: Genesis of Dragons
  • Author: Charlotte Murphy
  • Publication date: November 5th, 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: New Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

Book Links

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BBNYA Spotlight: Skullsinger by Rey S. Morfin

Hello, reader!

I’m doing another BBNYA spotlight today. It’s been such a blast to be able to celebrate all these semi-finalists and discover some books that may have slipped onto my TBR. For instance, the book I’m featuring today that grabbed my attention with the first line of the synopsis: Skullsinger by Rey S. Morfin! But before we get into the post, let’s talk more about this spotlight tour and BBNYA in general.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.


Book Details


  • Title: Skullsinger
  • Author: Rey S. Morfin
  • Publication date: November 16th, 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

Book Links

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BBNYA Spotlight: The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson

Hello, reader!

For today’s BBNYA spotlight, I’ll be talking about a fantasy novel that has adventure and tongue-in-cheek humor in equal measures. The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson is another semi-finalist in this year’s BBNYA competition that I’m excited to share more about! But, before we get to the post, let’s talk more about these spotlights and BBNYA.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.


Book Details


  • Title: The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True
  • Author: Sean Gibson
  • Publication date: December 15th, 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult

Book Links

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BBNYA Spotlight: Voice of War by Zack Argyle

Hello, reader!

The BBNYA spotlight tour continues and, this time, I’m featuring a book I’ve already read! Don’t worry, I won’t be one of the panelists judging this one as that would hardly be fair, but I’m so excited to see it in the competition. That book is none other than the first book in the Threadlight series, Voice of War by Zack Argyle! But, for those of you who may have missed my previous posts, let me first give you more information about this spotlight tour and BBNYA.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.


Book Details


  • Title: Voice of War
  • Author: Zack Argyle
  • Publication date: March 19th, 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

Book Links

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Book Review: Stones of Light by Zack Argyle

Title: Stones of Light

Series: Threadlight #2

Author: Zack Argyle

Genre: Fantasy

Source: Gifted (author)

Content/Trigger Warnings: Violence, death, blood consumption, war

Rating: ★★★★★

Book Links:
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One Sentence Synopsis

After the events of Voice of War, a new threat has been unleashed on Arasin and it’s up to our mixed bag of heroes to help stop it.

Favorite Quote

“But this was different. This was a child embracing a wolf, expecting it to protect him from the night. Hope standing on a tightrope while the winds surge all around. The people needed hope, and so they grasped hold of the anomaly, and eased their fear with lies.
But what is truth if not a lie that has yet to be revealed?”

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