The one book that I absolutely cannot wait to get my pretty little hands on this week is:
Aisling Book Two: Dream by Carole Cummings: What begins as Constable Dallin Brayden escorting the prisoner Wilfred Calder back to Putnam quickly turns into a flight for both their lives. Political betrayal and malicious magic lurk behind every bush and boulder in their flight across the countryside, resulting in Dallin becoming more protector than gaoler, and fostering a growing connection between him and his charge. Haunted by dreams not his own and pursued by just about everyone, Dallin begins to understand that he’s not just protecting Wil out of duty anymore. As the shadow of Wil’s previous life as a captive and tool continues to loom, the shadow of the man who kept him prisoner looms larger. Forced into a terrifying battle of both will and magic for not only his life, but his soul, Wil discovers that the Aisling is sought by more powerful enemies than the Guild and the Brethren: ancient gods and soul-eating spirits seek what lives inside him as well. And it seems his only salvation may well be Dallin and his goddess, the Mother, against whom Wil has been warned all his life. [Release date: June 15 2011]
GIVEAWAY: To help celebrate the upcoming release of Dream, Carole has kindly offered to provide a copy of Aisling Book One: Guardian to one lucky reader! Simply leave your name and email address in the comments section below to be entered, and then stop back next week when I post my review of Guardian and leave your name and email address in the comments there for a 2nd chance to win! We'll be drawing the winner Monday, June 13th.
I must say, both books in the series sound amazing, and the first has gotten some stellar reviews on both Goodreads and Amazon, with nothing less than an enthusiastic 4 stars in either place. I can't wait to give Guardian a read, especially since I'll only have to wait a few days to slip into Dream!