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Kitten Corner: It’s Never Too Early For Halloween!

I know, I know, we’re barely even into autumn yet, but I love Halloween so much, and there’s a fabulous crop of spooky kids books this year! All these books were sent to me free of charge, but all opinions are my own.

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Review: Mistletoe Christmas

I know, it’s early to be thinking about Christmas when the leaves are only just turning, but in the world of publishing what can you do? This anthology of four interconnected novellas by Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor and Erica Ridley is the perfect cosy Christmas read for historical romance lovers!

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TBR Spotlight: Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles

This week the random number generator picked #217, Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles!

Will Darling came back from the Great War with a few scars, a lot of medals, and no idea what to do next. Inheriting his uncle’s chaotic second-hand bookshop is a blessing…until strange visitors start making threats. First a criminal gang, then the War Office, both telling Will to give them the information they want, or else.

Will has no idea what that information is, and nobody to turn to, until Kim Secretan—charming, cultured, oddly attractive—steps in to offer help. As Kim and Will try to find answers and outrun trouble, mutual desire grows along with the danger.

And then Will discovers the truth about Kim. His identity, his past, his real intentions. Enraged and betrayed, Will never wants to see him again.

But Will possesses knowledge that could cost thousands of lives. Enemies are closing in on him from all sides—and Kim is the only man who can help.

I love KJ Charles’s writing, but for some reason I just missed getting started with her latest trilogy, the Will Darling Adventures. I’ve never read a book of hers I haven’t liked, so I’m sure Slippery Creatures won’t be the exception – it’s bound to be a great emotional romance full of darkness and danger and beautifully sketched characters, plus all the promo material makes it sound like the wit and banter is going to be better than ever. I have the whole series waiting on my Kindle, I just need to find the time to read them!

Have you read this series, or anything else by KJ Charles? I’d love to get to know more of her fans!

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TBR Spotlight: By Sea and Sky by Antoine Bandele

Monday again, so it’s time for another peek into the depths of the TBR… And this week, we have another Kindle book, By Sea and Sky by Antoine Bandele.

The sickness was severe…

…and there was one known potion that could save him.

Was piracy the only chance they had?

Zala wasn’t skilled with a sword. She wasn’t blessed with magic. But she knew the Sapphire Seas well. Plundering and raiding was an art of its own, and she got by on her wits.

Yet she was running out of time. She needed the big score to save her husband.

What was her next move?

Before she even knew it…

…the game changed.

High above them, off the coast of the Ibabi Isles, a strange airship was headed their way. Zala had never seen anything like it. The battle was imminent.

And she was going to need more than her bag of tricks.

You’ll love this adventure inspired by the West Indies, The Swahili Coast, and Arabia, because Zala will encounter ruthless raiders, arrogant aristocrats, and imperial secrets. It will keep you turning the pages.

The cover of this one is so tempting – it instantly speaks of swashbuckling, interesting worldbuilding, and a kickass heroine. The writing in the blurb isn’t quite my cup of tea, but the premise is so good I picked it up anyway! I always love a good fantasy pirate, and I’m really intrigued by the idea of a slightly older heroine in an estabished relationship leading an adventure – I’m hopeful that this will be a fast-paced, fun read.

Have you read this one, or is it on your TBR? I’d love to know your thoughts on it if so!