The last day of the month happens to be a Friday this month, and the last Friday of the month is Read Around the Rainbow day. We’re a bunch of authors who every month blog on the same topic, and that topic this month is our favourite books with yellow, orange, and red covers.
We’re trying to go with the season and since it’s autumn here and the leaves are turning yellow, we figured we’d pick books to match 😁
Shall we get started?
Kings Rising is the third story in the Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat, and I don’t care what you say, today that cover is yellow. Tomorrow, I might argue that it’s beige, but unless you can see the yellow today, you need to have your eyes checked 😆
This is an awesome series. And given recent events, it might be an unpopular opinion, but I normally steer clear of everything royalty. I’m in no way or form a monarchist, and even reading made-up stories about kings and queens sets my teeth on edge…unless there is a paranormal spin. Then I can tolerate it. This takes place in a different world than our own.
Damianos of Akielos has returned.
His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.
On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers.
Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen’s identity – can it stand against the Regent’s final, deadly play for the throne?
Rarely Pure and Never Simple
Rarely Pure and Never Simple by Angel Martinez is the first story in the Variant Configurations series. I love this book so much. I reread it a couple of months ago, and I can’t wait for the second book. It was supposed to be released now in September, but I saw a post on Facebook that it’s been delayed.
I will argue that this cover is orange. I don’t really care whether you agree or not LOL. It’s at least a bit autumny, is it not?
Variant children are vanishing at an alarming rate. It will take a uniquely mismatched pair of trackers to untangle a web of conspiracy and misdirection to find them.
In his isolated cabin, variant Damien Hazelwood avoids human contact as much as possible to prevent attacks of blind berserker panic. But his rare talent as a locator makes him the go-to contractor for tricky missing person’s cases and when agents bring him a troubling contract involving missing variant children, he finds it impossible to refuse.
Licensed tracker Blaze Emerson can’t help being irritated when he’s expected to follow the strange, twitchy locator’s lead on his latest case. He works alone, he’s damn good, and as a variant sparker, he has both the fire and the firepower to take on anything out there. Though he has to admit there’s something intriguing about a man who can find people with his brain.
With vastly different temperaments and backgrounds, Damien and Blaze need to negotiate quickly how to work together if they’re going to crack this case. Add in the sudden appearance of Blaze’s outlaw ex, the perils of tracking in the wilds, and a maddening lack of discernible motive or method, and they soon find themselves in as much danger as the kids they’re trying to rescue.
Variant Configurations takes place in a future Earth where humanity is reclaiming its spot in a gradually healing world. This book contains mentions of past abuse, action-adventure style mayhem, and the beginning sparks of a slow burn, series-spanning relationship.
Forsaken Fae: Book Three
I read the Forsaken Fae series by R.A. Steffan some time ago, it’s three books, so this is the last, and you have to read the first two to understand what’s happening. Normally, I don’t read a lot of faes, and I don’t read a lot of BDSM. This has both, so colour me surprised when I got a bit obsessed and read them all 😁. And at least here, I don’t have to explain the cover, right?
Some people just want to watch the world burn.
Unfortunately, those people seem to be in charge right now.
Trapped at the mercy of a corrupt Fae Court, Len and Albigard must overcome their harshest challenges yet in order to stop the Wild Hunt and retrieve their friends’ lost souls.
Albigard’s father seeks to use his estranged son as a weapon against their enemies, the demons. And apparently, he’s not bothered by the idea of entire worlds becoming collateral damage in his endless war.
Meanwhile, the pair’s only potential allies reside among the dregs of Fae society. The Forsaken—outcasts condemned by the Court—carry a terrible secret regarding the magical imbalance decimating the Fae realm of Dhuinne.
If the three worlds are to survive, Len and Albigard must tame Dhuinne’s dark heart before everything around them falls into ruin.
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