Raquel Lindgren knows what her future holds. An arranged marriage. A new home in Ragnarok, Iowa, with another clan of refugees from Asgard. She should be happy. But there's a mental block preventing her from tapping in to her true abilities as a witch. And she's more attracted to the best man than she is to the groom...
Fen can't believe he's falling for his best friend's future wife. As a hound, a wolf shifter, his duty lies with the pack. He's seen too many hounds destroyed by love, and he's sworn never to take a mate, never to have children of his own. He can't deny his desire for Raquel, but she deserves more than he can offer her.
Raquel's been raised to trust in magic, her clan and her destiny. But when a vengeful demon threatens to break out of Asgard and destroy the clan, Raquel learns she must trust in love if she is to take the future into her own hands.
The final book in Jane Kindred's The House of Arkhangel'sk trilogy releases June 25:
In Heaven, all hell has broken loose…
Full-scale war has broken out in Heaven, and Anazakia must embrace her destiny, leading an army of Virtues into battle against a Host of enemies to restore the House of Arkhangel’sk.
Furious with her for putting her trust in the angel who has done them all irreparable harm, Vasily tries to ignore his growing resentment, while Belphagor returns to the world of Man with a cadre of beautiful androgynous Virtues to restore the sundered alliance between the Fallen and the gypsy underground. Without their help in enlisting the terrestrial forces of Grigori and Nephilim, Anazakia’s Virtues are hopelessly outnumbered.
But there are more things in Heaven and Earth than any of them have dreamt of, and those they cannot see will mean the difference between victory and losing everything.
Links of Interest
Libba Bray On Writing Despair (Juicebox Mix): "YOU ARE LIVING IN A FOOL’S PARADISE! WE ARE DOOMED! DOOOOMED!!!!"
12th-century latrine still holds parasites from the crusaders' feces. Favorite part of this post? "That's very exciting for researchers who study feces, or rather, the parasites that are hidden within."
Kate Elliott on SF Civility
Regan Summers at SF Signal talking about love in the time of apocalypse: "Most dystopian, and especially post-apocalyptic, stories revolve around the reduction or elimination of choice..."
Here Be Magic Group Announcements
Check out the WITCH BOUND blog tour for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble! You can find the complete schedule here.
Angela Highland is running a giveaway for her novel Valor of the Healer until the end of June! Two copies of the ebook and one copy of the audiobook edition are up for potential grabs. Details on the giveaway can be found at Angela's blog.