Review: Thrown by Colette Auclair



May Contain Spoilers


Ah, yet another horsey book!  Like the others I have read this month, I was pleased with the accuracy regarding routine horse care and competition details.  The book deserves high marks for that, and I enjoyed Amanda’s tenure as the riding instructor of two very spoiled girls.  Neither of them really wants to learn to ride, and when Amanda’s first move is to replace the spirited horses their clueless movie star father purchased for them, they declare the reliable replacements “ugly” and refuse to ride them.   Yup, those steady rocks of instructional safety are rarely known for their good looks, regardless of how badly Grady wants the girls’ first mounts to be as beautiful as My Little Pony.

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Spotlight and Giveaway- A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Alyxandra Harvey’s latest release, A Breath of Frost, hit stores last week.  I loved the Drake Chronicles, so I’m geeked to give a copy away, thanks to Walker Books!

About the book:

In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?

About the Author

Alyxandra Harvey is the author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and the Drake Chronicles series. Alyx likes medieval dresses and tattoos and has been accused of being born in the wrong century – except that she really likes running water, women’s rights and ice cream. She lives in an old Victorian farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, her dogs and a few resident ghosts.


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Spotlight and Giveaway–Afterparty by Ann Stampler


Ann Stampler stopped by the virtual offices with a quick This or That as she celebrates the release of Afterparty.  Check it out, and then enter the giveaway below.

City or Country?

City. I like to visit country, especially country with a beach. But I prefer living in town, where there’s a lot going on. And especially in my town, where we have some many different cultures all mixed together.

About the book:

A toxic friendship takes a dangerous turn in this riveting novel from the author of Where It Began.

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