Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Vaughan, Goodman, and Belle

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

There are several upcoming reads that I'm keeping my eye on at the moment, but the most immediate ones are:

Warprize (Chronicles of the Warlands)Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan: Even though she is the daughter of a king, Xylara refuses to wait idly for a marriage that will benefit the Land of Xy and so becomes an accomplished healer, a useful skill when her country is drawn into war with the Firelanders. Even though her half brother, the present king, does not want her treating the enemy, Xylara feels she must--both for the honor of Xy and for simple humanity. When her brother suddenly surrenders to the Firelander Warlord, Xylara is stripped of all her possessions and sent to the conqueror as a slave referred to as "Warprize." As Xylara learns to live with the masterful Warlord, she begins to understand the very different social structure and beliefs of those she has seen as uncivilized. Vaughan's brawny barbarian romance re-creates the delicious feeling of adventure and the thrill of exploring mysterious cultures created by Robert E. Howard in his Conan books and makes for a satisfying escapist read with its enjoyable romance between a plucky, near-naked heroine and a truly heroic hero.

EonaEona by Alison Goodman: Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power-and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .

Blue AngelBlue Angel by Logan Belle: Mallory Dale doesn't like surprises. So when her boyfriend, Alec takes her to a burlesque club for her twenty-fifth birthday, all she wants is to go home and crawl under the covers. But then beautiful burlesque star Bette Noir pulls Mallory on stage, and before she knows it, she's stripped down to her bra infront of a roaring crowd - and loving every second of it! Now she is in for an even bigger bombshell: the glamorous Bette wants to be Mallory's private tutor in the tantalizing art of striptease. Exploring the world of burlesque awakens Mallory's true sexual nature, but is she devotes herself to her newfound sensual pleasures, will she risk losing Alec - or can she really have it all?

As always, Happy Reading!


  1. The cover for Eona is friggin EPIC. Great picks!

  2. I just bought the first Eon book - got to be ready for when Eona comes out.

  3. Whoa! That EONA cover is awesome!! Great picks!!

    Here's what I'm Waiting on Wednesday!!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  4. Blue Angel sounds really fantastic! I'm going to have to put that one on the TBR list!

  5. Nice picks , I haven't really read anything about those, I'll have to check them out.