WWW Wednesday | I’m Loving my Reads this Week – June 3rd

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Despite all that is going on around all of us, I have actually had a very good reading week and the rest of the summer looks unusually good too. I am so excited to read and share with you the many mystery and fantasy stories on my schedule over the next couple of months. But I will start with these three…

Currently Reading

Romantic Suspense
Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul.

Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night—one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance…

My Thoughts

I am excited to have a chance to read a book I actually purchased. I accidentally scheduled a review for an ARC twice and the second date is the publication date, which left an opening for me to slip Hideaway into the schedule. Hideaway starts out strong with a kidnapping, slows down for the second quarter of the book but where I’m at now, which is the halfway point, it seems to be picking up again. And, the cover is so amazingly vibrant. I love taking pictures of it.

Just Finished

Fantasy Suspense
Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past—what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages.
Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline—and its poisonous threat to her future—Elena can’t ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette’s mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be?

My Thoughts

This is the sequel to The Vine Witch that came out last October. I thought The Vine Witch was good but The Glamourist is even better. It’s action-packed from the very beginning and the action lasted throughout. You also get to see more of the magical world, which I really liked. A special treat was an appearance by none other than Oberon, King of the Fae.

Reading Next

Epic Fantasy
The orphaned Bingmei didn’t choose to be a hero. She has no wish to cross the Death Wall to save the world. But she has awakened Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom and Dragon of Night, and it is her destiny to defy him. From his imperial city of ancient sorcery and immortal darkness, Echion conspires to fulfill his own destiny: vanquish Bingmei, revive his queen, and rule together for another eon unchallenged.
Traversing a labyrinth of caves and mountains, Bingmei and her band of allies prepare their defense against a fateful war they cannot win. But when they are overcome by Echion’s terrible power, Bingmei is left vulnerable to a ruthless assassin…one with orders to capture, not kill.
Before he destroys her, Echion craves something more than Bingmei’s soul. Only she has the power to resurrect Echion’s ancient queen, Xisi, whose evil is matched only by his own. Once reunited, their dark shadow will fall like a shroud over the realms. To be a savior, Bingmei must first survive what she has unleashed, and to survive she must begin to understand the seeds of power she’s never learned to control.

My Thoughts

This is the next book in the trilogy that started with The Killing Fog, a Prime First selection a few months ago. I loved The Killing Fog (Jeff Wheeler even posted a link to my review on his Facebook page), so I am beyond excited to read and review the next book which comes out later this month but was available on NetGalley for me to enjoy before then 😊

What are you reading this week?

27 Replies to “WWW Wednesday | I’m Loving my Reads this Week – June 3rd”

  1. I used to read everything Nora Roberts wrote, then I got away from romance. Nice to see she’s still going strong, though.

    Another great selection, Tessa.

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  2. I still need to read Vine Witch. I love the covers for that series.

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  3. I might be the only person who’s never read a Nora Roberts book – how is that possible? I just started Signalz by F. Paul Wilson – looks like it will be a quick read since it’s not much longer than a novella.

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    1. She’s been writing a very long time – mostly romance and fantasy but also some suspense like this one. Signals sounds good. Always like quick reads ❤️

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  4. Some of my all time favorite reads came from Nora Roberts. I’m especially fond of Inner Harbor, although I admit it’s been years since I read anything of hers.
    Last night I finished Blood Rites, Book 6 of the Harry Dresden Series.

    That is very cool about Jeff Wheeler linking to your review!

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    1. It was very cool! Jude Deveraux did for hers too – which was a “whoa” kind of moment for me 😁. I’ve read so many Nora Roberts series, usually trilogies, over the years. She is a great story-teller, no doubt. Your moving right along with the Harry Dresden series. Looking forward to hearing more.

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  5. The Buried World has a stunning cover! I like the way you take photos of your ebooks, I’m going to have to start doing that. Awesome photos, awesome reviews 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I’m having fun with the photos. They go on Instagram. And The Buried World does have a beautiful cover. I can’t wait to read it as I’m sure it as good as the The Killing Fog. Happy reading! ❤️

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      1. I really want to Bookstagram but I’m terrible at staging photos so instead I just spam Insta with my doggo haha

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  6. Wow you are reading some good books. I loved their covers. I have a few on my list… The stranger in the lake and the request is foremost…

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  7. The Glamorist sounds great. I enjoyed The Vine Witch and if this one is even better, that’s good news. And I’ll have to add The Killing Fog to my list. I like Wheeler. Thanks for great recommendations!

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