King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair

Today’s review is about KING OF BATTLE AND BLOOD by Scarlett St. Clair. It’s the first book in the Adrian x Isolde series. This is a dark fantasy romance with vampires, arranged marriage, and the beginnings of a “truth will out” reveal.

Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Series: Adrian x Isolde, 1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Bloom Books
Publish Date: November 30, 2021
Print Length: 400

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Sundays In Bed With…Immortal Pleasures and The Familiar

Well, last week was a whirlwind. We canceled our trip to Dallas (thank goodness our past selves purchased refundable tickets) and flew to Boston instead for our total eclipse trip. We rented a car and saw the total eclipse in Newport, VT, which is five miles from the Canadian border. The drive up was totally fine, but it was a hell of a drive back. The poor New England road system couldn’t handle the traffic from all of us nerds. Neither could Google maps, which kept severely underestimating travel time and traffic levels.

Then we promptly got sick after getting home. I don’t often get sick (thankfully), but this time I felt bad enough to need to work at home rather than go into the office. We’re feeling mostly better now. It wasn’t the ‘vid, but some other unknown nasty bug.

Anyway, enough real-life talk. Let’s get to the point of this post, which is about which books I’m currently reading.

The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

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Book Blogger Hop: April 5-11

Wow, look at me participating in another book meme for the second time in a week! Don’t get used to it! 😉 I’m back this time to answer another Book Blogger Hop weekly prompt.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

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ARC Review: The Hemlock Queen by Hannah Whitten

Today’s review is about THE HEMLOCK QUEEN by Hannah Whitten. It’s the second book in The Nightshade Crown trilogy. I really enjoyed this darker continuation of the series. Moreover, it expands on the origin story of the gods and a goal generations in the making.

Author: Hannah Whitten
Series: The Nightshade Crown, #2
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Publish Date: April 9, 2024
Print Length: 480

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Sundays In Bed With…This Close to Okay

Last time I did a Sundays in Bed With post was in December! But that’s really no surprise as I’ve backed away from doing book meme posts, mainly because they also take time to do. Anyway, I know I said I’d focus on all of my ARCs this month. And I still plan to. However, a couple of nights ago my husband dared to ask, “So, what do you plan to do with all these books”?

It’s a fair question. He’s very supportive because he knows this is important to me. But my two shelves are overflowing and I have books on the floor now. And I get books delivered monthly. Part of my plan this year is to read more from my physical books so that I can offload them. This is why I paused my ARC reading momentarily to read something from my shelf. Now, let’s get on with it.

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