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Embers (Dark in You, #4) by Suzanne Wright

Title: Embers Series: Dark in You Author: Suzanne Wright Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: July 3, 2018 Can Standalone?: No, it cannot. Harper and Knox are back and better than ever! The fourth book in Suzanne Wright’s globally bestselling The Dark in You series is not to be missed. The final horseman awaits . .… Continue reading Embers (Dark in You, #4) by Suzanne Wright

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Mistborn (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

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Mistborn Series #1
Brandon Sanderson
Fiction, High Fantasy
July 31, 2007
Yes

Where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. Criminal mastermind Kelsier teaches Allomancy, the magic of metals, to another Mistborn, urchin Vin 16. The unlikely heroine is distracted by rich Venture heir Elend. Can Kelsier's thieving crew take on the tyrant Lord Ruler and bring back colour to their world?

Val’s Review

Thank the Lord Ruler I finally crawled out from whatever rock I was living under and finally decided to read this book.

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Because.

It.

Was.

So.

Fucking.

Awesome.

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I have been telling myself for years that I should try and branch out from just romance, paranormal romance, UF romance, sci-fi alien smut and the occasional murder mystery or biography (not that there is a damn thing wrong with my beloved romance, but just to challenge myself to try something new) and attempt to tackle a straight high fantasy.

Well, this book was my first true foray into that genre and all I can say is…

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LOLZ.

Jay kay, peeps, jay kay.

Just making sure I live down to your expectations. *wink*

In all sincerity though, this book was everything and I truly don’t know why I waited so long to tackle this genre.

Comic/Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies are my all time FAVORITE movie genres.

And this book felt like I was locked in one of them.
Like I was in a theater watching an epic fantasy film.

Only BETTER.

Because we ALL know the book is always better.

Brandon Sanderson is now a front runner in the Val’s Spirit Animal Games and I just want to sit across from him at a pub table and watch him breathe.

His world building is so amazing, I can’t even.
I was enthralled from page one until page end.

This is an older book and and I’m late to the fiesta, so I’ll stop there; but long story short, I loved this thing so hard I might sleep with it under my pillow for a while.

And the best part?

There are now aisles of books at the bookstore that I feel have suddenly been opened to me.

AISLES, people.

So glad I tried something new.
I feel so mature.

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Three cheers for Garth.

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Fighting Solitude (On the Ropes #3) by Aly Martinez

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Trust (Temptation #3) by Ella Frank

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Fighting Silence (On the Ropes #1) by Aly Martinez

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Take (Temptation #2) by Ella Frank

Title: Take Series: Temptation Series #2 Author: Ella Frank Genre: M/M Romance Release Date: July 8, 2014 TAKE – verb: to reach for and hold in one’s hands or get into one’s possession, power or control. Logan Mitchell is a man who’s always been more than happy to take what he wants. It’s a philosophy… Continue reading Take (Temptation #2) by Ella Frank

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Try (Temptation #1) by Ella Frank

Title: Try Series: Temptation Series #1 Author: Ella Frank Genre: M/M Romance Release Date: November 12, 2013 Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone. Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no… Continue reading Try (Temptation #1) by Ella Frank

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Breathe (Colorado Mountain #4) by Kristen Ashley

Title: Breathe Series: Colorado Mountain #4 Author: Kristen Ashley Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: December 11, 2012 There’s nothing like the first time . . . In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town’s quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal’s last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton,… Continue reading Breathe (Colorado Mountain #4) by Kristen Ashley

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Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3) by Kristen Ashley

Title: Lady Luck Series: Colorado Mountain #3 Author: Kristen Ashley Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 22, 2011 Is love in the cards? Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is… Continue reading Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3) by Kristen Ashley

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At Peace (The ‘Burg #2) by Kristen Ashley

Title: At Peace Series: The 'Burg #2 Author: Kristen Ashley Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: May 2, 2011 Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the… Continue reading At Peace (The ‘Burg #2) by Kristen Ashley