book club thursday - clearing off the book shelves


Thanks for stopping by. My name is Cyndi and each week, myself and my two best book friends forever Ann and Karen jointly blog together on Book Club Thursday (BCT). To learn all about BCT please click here

If you're a regular reader, you are going to see some fresh changes to each of our BCT blogs for 2017. We are very excited and hope you will participate in our events. 

This week we have: 

Easy theme idea- each of us can read any book we want as long as we have owned it longer than six months. 

I've read and reviewed and talked about this author before.  Funny, I was recently (as in approx Oct 2016) behind on about five (or was it six LOL)of her Immortals After Dark (IAD) books.

I am anxiously awaiting the new hardcover at the end of the month for so many reasons! 

Did you (if you follow me on a regular basis) guess that I was talking about the VERY talented Kresley Cole? 

An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.

A foundling raised in a world of humans
Growing up, Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was an outcast with strange powers. Protecting her baby brother became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from would-be superhero…to enchanting villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission
Archer Rune the Baneblood never fails to eliminate his target. In his sights: the oldest living Valkyrie. Yet before he strikes, a vampiric creature pierces him with aching pleasure, stealing his forbidden blood—and jeopardizing his brethren’s secrets.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin…
Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.

If you take a listen to the You Tube interview below, many of my comments echo what you'll hear. 

As always Ms. Cole writes a kick ass book, filled with plenty of the dark, gritty, and sexy that I want in my paranormal romances. 

Sweet Ruin is also, if I may be so bold to say so, a bit of a departure of sorts in the IAD Series - not a bad thing at all. It's a different side of Ms. Cole so to speak...but yet not that different (perhaps if you've read it and know what I mean?)

I will say that I do think Sweet Ruin is more of an off-shoot novel. And when I was putting the blog together for this post I actually saw a comment that said Sweet Ruin is a "stand alone" in the series...and I agree to an extent. Don't get me wrong, it still has other IAD characters and story lines but they aren't what drives the novel (again, hope I make some sense -see below).

Missing from Sweet Ruin, at least in my opinion, is the strict/tight continuity that the previous novels have but again, it's not a bad thing. In fact the hero/heroine (oh let's be honest MOST of the characters in the IAD Series are actually more villains/villainesses- again NOT A BAD THING) are two of my favorites in the series as is the book itself (up there with Lothaire- just saying LOL). 

Read an excerpt

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Lastly I'm anxiously awaiting the next book due out 4/25 (pre-ordered- I've cleared my schedule LOL)

This fairy tale doesn't end with a kiss... A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!

The terrifying king of hell...

As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster--just as she's been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

Meets his match.

Princess Calliope "Lila" Barbot's people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for eons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can't remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.

Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?

As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast's cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?

Grab your copy here  (pre-order etc LOL ) :

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