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WWW Wednesday (April 26)

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly theme/meme originally created by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam Ann Elizabeth over at Taking On A World of Words. I will being doing this every other week, with the Wednesday in between dedicated to Waiting On Wednesday.

The Three Ws are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

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THE WISHING HEART by J.C. Welker
(ARC from publisher through NetGalley)

With a book in her bag and a switchblade in her pocket, Rebel’s been thieving her way through life while hoping for a cure to fix her ailing heart.

But when the bejeweled vase she just tried to hawk turns out to be a jinni’s vessel, Rebel gets lost to her world and dragged within another. Now every magical being in the city wants the vase for himself.

Thrust into a game of cat and mouse in a world she never knew existed, Rebel must use her uncanny skills to find a way to free Anjeline the Wishmaker.

But wishes have consequences. And contracts. Anjeline’s freedom could unravel a love like Rebel has never known, or it could come at the cost of Rebel’s heart…

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THESE VICIOUS MASKS (These Vicious Masks, #1) by Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker

England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared.

Recently Finished

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HEELS OVER HEAD by Elyse Springer
(ARC from publisher through NetGalley)

Jeremy Reeve is one of the best divers in the world, and he’s worked hard to get where he is. He intends to keep pushing himself with one very clear goal in mind: winning gold at the summer Olympics in two years. That medal might be the only way to earn his father’s respect as an athlete.

Brandon Evans is everything Jeremy isn’t: carefree, outgoing, and openly gay. With his bright-blue eyes and dramatic tattoos, he’s a temptation that Jeremy refuses to acknowledge. But Jeremy can’t ignore how talented Brandon is—or that Brandon has no interest in using his diving skills to compete.

They’re opposites who are forced to work together as teammates, but Jeremy’s fear of his own sexuality and Brandon’s disinterest in anything “not fun” may end their partnership before it begins. Until a single moment changes everything, and they help each other discover that “team” can also mean family and love.

Planning to Read Next

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MASK OF SHADOWS by Linsey Miller
(ARC from publisher through NetGalley)

Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action.

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

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HAVEN (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon
(ARC from author through NetGalley)

A week-long getaway…

City girl Claudia Cade’s carefree life is plunged into chaos when a camping trip with her brother in the national forests of Northern California turns into a deadly dash for her survival.

A solitary world turned upside down…

Nature photographer Shepard Olsen has resigned himself to a quiet existence, with only his dog by his side, until a woman in need of his protection shows up on his doorstep and throws his universe into disarray.

Two lives linked by tragedy…

Claudia is desperate to heal from her traumatic loss, but can’t stop thinking about her run-in with evil….or the grizzled mountain man whose quick thinking and good aim saved her life. When she shows up on Shep’s doorstep again, she finds she isn’t the only one who can’t move on.

…saved by bliss.

The two begin an intense, passionate relationship of Dominance and submission, pleasure and pain, but with dark memories haunting them and decisions about the future rapidly approaching, Claudia can’t help but wonder…how long can they be each other’s haven?

*** WARNING: This book contains a sexual relationship between a fashionista and a cranky mountain man who are dealing with physical and emotional trauma. And a very big, cuddly dog.***

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WELCOME HOME: AN ANTHOLOGY ON LOVE AND ADOPTION by Various Authors, edited by Eric Smith
(ARC from publisher through NetGalley)

Out with Flux Books in the Fall of 2017, Eric Smith’s anthology WELCOME HOME, is a collection that explores the emotional complexities of adoption, featuring new, multi-genre short stories from an array of authors.

What are your WWW WEDNESDAY books?

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9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (April 26)

  1. I haven’t read any of these but I keep seeing the cover of Mask of Shadows on social media. I can’t wait to see what you think of it!

    My CR is The Love Interest (digital galley). My last finished read was The Princess Saves Herself In This One (my library FINALLY got a copy in). My next read will probably be Here and Gone (NetGalley).

    I’m trying to set myself up for a timed review hiatus so I can focus on research a bit. 🙂 Great post!!

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    1. I just finished THESE VICIOUS MASKS about half an hour ago and it’s so good! I should have a review up this week or next, but basically it’s JANE AUSTEN MEETS X-MEN and it’s awesome.

      OH, PRINCESS is SUCH a great poetry collection! I can’t wait for Amanda’s next one!

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      1. THESE VICIOUA MASKS actually sounds really, really cool! I cried a lot reading PRINCESS. It’s beautiful and raw and I really wish I could buy it to reread passages at random. It really spoke to me. I can’t wait for her next one either!!

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