For a Rainy Day is a feature where I post items that are on my TBR (to be read) or TBP (to be played).
Usually I try to post them on the first Wednesday of every month, but I missed the deadline this month and I currently have too many books to wait until next month (especially since they will be read by then!)
First up is Claiming Valeria by Rebecca Rivard. I did a tour of this a week ago, but for those who missed it, here is a synopsis.
Rui had everything he’d ever wanted. He was the Rock Run second in command and he’d finally found his mate, the sexy Portuguese shifter Valeria. But it all fell apart when he assassinated an innocent man, leaving the man’s young daughter an orphan. Sick at heart, he brought the girl back home to Valeria and then went out for a night of heavy drinking that ended with him ensnared by the sun fae queen.
But can she trust him with her heart?
It was hard, but Valeria forged a new life for herself and her adopted daughter. She even found a new man. Then Rock Run’s alpha is kidnapped by the sun fae and Rui steps in to reclaim his position as second. Now he’s determined to win back Valeria as well.
A dark secret threatens them all…
But Valeria’s new man is hiding a dark Gift. Soon Rui and Valeria find themselves in a fight for not just their love, but their lives—and that of the little girl they’ve both come to adore.
One man has swiped bounties from Viola, the Brass Violet, for years. Longstanding rivals, they’ve only had brief encounters, and if she had a choice, she’d avoid him entirely. When he saunters into her bar with an offer to work together on a job, the proper response would be to shoot him down and send him back to Shantytown. However, curiosity’s a wicked beast, and Viola needs to know why, after so many years of stealing her marks, he’d approach her now.
The man is insufferable, annoyingly cavalier, and tends to stir up memories she’d rather forget–but she needs assistance on this job and he’s offering aid and blueprints which could cut their work in half.
Given the intense way he looks at her though, working together isn’t all he has in mind. Van Clef is known for his persistence and, with his charm, he wins women over effortlessly. Viola’s not so easy though–she’s wise to his tricks. But if he wants to play the game, she will gladly rise to the challenge. By the end of this bounty, she’ll be the one leaving him in the dust.
I am also have McIntyre’s An Airship Named Desire, but I haven’t had a chance to crack that one open yet. The author was kind enough to host a giveaway, and I won a free copy. I can’t wait to read it. Unfortunately, it is physically impossibe to read two novels at the same time (in the true sense of the phrase), so I will have to finished Stolen Petals first.
I also received a copy of a novel called Education of a Fae from Scarlett Grove. If I remember correctly, I received it free for signing up to her newsletter. I don’t know anything about it beyond what the synopsis says, and I cannot find it anywhere beyond Goodreads. I will definitely be posting my opinion about it once I am finished.
On her eighteenth birthday, Kenzie learns that she is a Guardian– a class of Fae who leave their immortal home in Otherworld and enter the world of humans where they work to ensure the balance of nature. Riddled with the sensitivities, and a sudden storm of emotions for the loss of her parents ten years before, she must learn to live in a world she does not understand– a world where she is a mortal college girl who has to find a job.
The Elders know Kenzie will need help, so send her the wondering gambler Joel– a twenty-one year old Guardian who left his post and turned his back on the Fae. Together they must learn to trust each other, learn to navigate the confusing world of humans, and what it means to be the first line of defense between humanity and the forces of darkness.
Lastly, is Mstislav: Vengeance and Glory by Eric Keys. I discovered his blog by looking up erotica and enjoyed the handful of posts/short stories that I found there. Mstislav is currently free for the Kindle so I decided to download it. I plan on review it once I am done. Normally, I don’t read dark erotic but I think I will make an exception.
Angela never though that writing sexy little stories would hurt anyone. But what if she is just a pawn in a deadly game of sex, violence and and power that will shake the world to its core? She’s about to find out as she’s about to meet Mstislav.
What are you saving for a rainy day?