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Monthly Ephemerals – February 2023

Hola, Book Dragons, February 1st! One down, 2nd practically over even as it’s started, 10 more months to go. “From the moment we are born, we begin to die.” Ain’t that the truth! I’m in a morbid mood lol. Blame it on my current obsession to read as many Dean Koontz books as I can.

My Latest Ephemeral

No fun Kdramas for me this month, but I’m stoked about Teen Wolf: The Movie (2023). After all the rumors, I can’t believe the movie’s actually been released. The trailer looks pretty amazing and I can’t wait to watch it.


Anticipated New Book Releases

07-Feb-2023



14-Feb-2023




21-Feb-2023

What about you guys? What are you excited about?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest short-lived obsessions, ahem, ephemerals. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly 😉 ) & have fun!
Posted in New Releases

New Book Releases – 24 Jan 2023

Hola, Book Dragons, new book releases today!

The House at the End of the World – Dean Koontz
Synopsis:
Soon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears known and unknown by #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz.
In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.
The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of someone—or something—they refuse to identify. Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm.
Katie soon finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy. But Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent squall. As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the end of the world.
Georgie, All Along – Kate Clayborn
Synopsis:
The acclaimed author of Love Lettering weaves a wise and witty new novel that echoes with timely questions about love, career, reconciling with the past, and finding your path while knowing your true worth.
Longtime personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy has made a career out of putting others before herself. When an unexpected upheaval sends her away from her hectic job in L.A. and back to her hometown, Georgie must confront an uncomfortable truth: her own wants and needs have always been a disconcertingly blank page.
But then Georgie comes across a forgotten artifact—a “friendfic” diary she wrote as a teenager, filled with possibilities she once imagined. To an overwhelmed Georgie, the diary’s simple, small-scale ideas are a lifeline—a guidebook for getting started on a new path.
Georgie’s plans hit a snag when she comes face to face with an unexpected roommate—Levi Fanning, onetime town troublemaker and current town hermit. But this quiet, grouchy man is more than just his reputation, and he offers to help Georgie with her quest. As the two make their way through her wishlist, Georgie begins to realize that what she truly wants might not be in the pages of her diary after all, but right by her side—if only they can both find a way to let go of the pasts that hold them back.
Honest and deeply emotional, Georgie, All Along is a smart, tender must-read for everyone who’s ever wondered about the life that got away . . .

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

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New Book Releases – 10 Jan 2023

Hola, Book Dragons, two new book releases today!

Alex Stern #2 – Hell Bent – Leigh Bardugo
Synopsis:
Wealth. Power. Murder. Magic. Alex Stern is back and the Ivy League is going straight to hell in #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo’s Hell Bent.
Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy “Alex” Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory―even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale.
Forbidden from attempting a rescue, Alex and Dawes can’t call on the Ninth House for help, so they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe. Together, they will have to navigate a maze of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to uncover the societies’ most closely guarded secrets, and break every rule doing it. But when faculty members begin to die off, Alex knows these aren’t just accidents. Something deadly is at work in New Haven, and if she is going to survive, she’ll have to reckon with the monsters of her past and a darkness built into the university’s very walls.
Thick with history and packed with Bardugo’s signature twists, Hell Bent brings to life an intricate world full of magic, violence, and all too real monsters.
The Rom-Com Agenda – Jayne Denker
Synopsis:
Vibrantly funny, endearingly sweet, and a love letter to all things rom com, Jayne Denker’s The Rom Com Agenda is a story of two people finding love right when they least expect it.
You know how the story’s supposed to go…but love makes its own plans.
STEP 1: Find yourself
Leah Keegan is used to being alone, especially after taking care of her sick foster mother for the past year. But now there’s nothing keeping her in the sweet town of Willow Cove. It’s time to move on. Again.
STEP 2: Win back the one who got away
Eli Masterson thought he and Victoria were meant to be together until she decided to jet off to Rome for a year. Eli is determined to win her back. But how?
STEP 3: Become a romantic hero
Changing Eli’s physical appearance is easy, but to turn Eli into the sophisticated-yet-vulnerable ideal man, his girl pals force him to watch classic rom-coms. And take notes.
STEP 4: Fall in love?
Inadvertently drawn into the makeover scheme, Leah ends up being Eli’s guide through the wild world of meet-cutes and grand gestures. Even though she believes Eli doesn’t need to change a thing about himself. Even though she just might be falling for Eli . . . and Eli falling for her.

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

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New Book Releases – 03 Jan 2023

Hola, Book Dragons, new book releases today!

The Stolen Heir (The Stolen Heir Duology #1) – Holly Black

Synopsis:
Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black.
A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both.
Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent. But in the icy north, Lady Nore of the Court of Teeth has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. There, she is using an ancient relic to create monsters of stick and snow who will do her bidding and exact her revenge.
Suren, child queen of the Court of Teeth, and the one person with power over her mother, fled to the human world. There, she lives feral in the woods. Lonely, and still haunted by the merciless torments she endured in the Court of Teeth, she bides her time by releasing mortals from foolish bargains. She believes herself forgotten until the storm hag, Bogdana chases her through the night streets. Suren is saved by none other than Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, to whom she was once promised in marriage and who she has resented for years.
Now seventeen, Oak is charming, beautiful, and manipulative. He’s on a mission that will lead him into the north, and he wants Suren’s help. But if she agrees, it will mean guarding her heart against the boy she once knew and a prince she cannot trust, as well as confronting all the horrors she thought she left behind.

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of the Last Kingdom #1) – Amélie Wen Zhao

Synopsis:
In a fallen kingdom, one girl carries the key to discovering the secrets of her nation’s past—and unleashing the demons that sleep at its heart. An epic fantasy series inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China.
Once, Lan had a different name. Now she goes by the one the Elantian colonizers gave her when they invaded her kingdom, killed her mother, and outlawed her people’s magic. She spends her nights as a songgirl in Haak’gong, a city transformed by the conquerors, and her days scavenging for what she can find of the past. Anything to understand the strange mark burned into her arm by her mother in her last act before she died.
The mark is mysterious—an untranslatable Hin character—and no one but Lan can see it. Until the night a boy appears at her teahouse and saves her life.
Zen is a practitioner—one of the fabled magicians of the Last Kingdom. Their magic was rumored to have been drawn from the demons they communed with. Magic believed to be long lost. Now it must be hidden from the Elantians at all costs.
When Zen comes across Lan, he recognizes what she is: a practitioner with a powerful ability hidden in the mark on her arm. He’s never seen anything like it—but he knows that if there are answers, they lie deep in the pine forests and misty mountains of the Last Kingdom, with an order of practitioning masters planning to overthrow the Elantian regime.
Both Lan and Zen have secrets buried deep within—secrets they must hide from others, and secrets that they themselves have yet to discover. Fate has connected them, but their destiny remains unwritten. Both hold the power to liberate their land. And both hold the power to destroy the world.
Now the battle for the Last Kingdom begins.

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Posted in Blog Memes, Monthly Ephemerals

Monthly Ephemerals – January 2023

Hola, Book Dragons, Happy New Year 2023! Wish you all the strength and courage to get through another year of the pandemic aftermath.

Here’s to hoping for better days. Have you started your planner yet? Do you have any specific goals you want to achieve this year? I wish you all the best!

My Latest Ephemeral

My latest Ephemeral for January remains Alchemy of Soul Part 2 – Light and Shadow. If current info on the Kdrama about it being only 10 episodes remains true, then only 2 episodes are left and that’s next weekend. Will Jang Uk and Naksu finally be together, or will this ending break my heart again?

Anticipated New Book Releases

3-Jan-23



17-Jan-23



24-Jan-23


What about you guys? What are you excited about this new, shining month of January? What new books are you looking forward to?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest short-lived obsessions, ahem, ephemerals. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly 😉 ) & have fun!
Posted in Book Reviews

My 21 Most Anticipated Releases – Jan to Aug 2023

Hola, Book Dragons we’re reaching the end of the world, ahem, the end of 2022 lol. Who knows what new horrors, uh, new delights are waiting for us in 2023?

Are the planners coming out, all the new resolutions list, the most anticipated releases list? I know I’ve been AWOL but I was adding book covers to my digital reading journal and it’s always so much fun playing around with it, I spent all my time on it. That little obsession is done for now so I’ve finally been released from my self-imposed prison.

And now it’s time for a fun post. I couldn’t decide on the 10 most anticipated so I figured I’d go for 21 new releases I’m highly anticipating for roughly the first half of 2023:





What about you guys? Do you see any that caught your fancy? How long’s your list? 😉

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

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New Book Releases – 15 Dec 2022

Hola, Book Dragons, new book release today! Have you read books by this author before? I came across this cover and it’s instant cover love! Not to mention this looks like my kind of story so I can’t wait to give this series a try.

A Witch for Mr. Mistletoe (Witches of Christmas Grove #4) – Deanna Chase

Synopsis:
Olivia Mann has started over. After a rough divorce, she’s back in Christmas Grove with her dream job of running an enchanted inn. This season she’s hosting the cast of a popular television show while they film a holiday special. Everything is looking up, until her chef has an accident and is out of commission for six weeks. After struggling to find a replacement, she has no choice but to hire Declan McCabe… the man she hoped to never see again.
Declan McCabe is between jobs. His plan was to take a long vacation before starting his new five-star job in the city. But when his sister breaks her ankle, he’s strongarmed into helping her out. He’s now the head chef at Enchanted, a magical inn on the outskirts of Christmas Grove. The inn itself is full of spelled surprises and a handful of charming spirits. The only problem is his new boss, Olivia Mann. She’s both beautiful and the most irritating person he’s ever met… until she isn’t. All he wants to do is finish his time in Christmas Grove and move on, but when mistletoe is involved, suddenly he finds himself kissing the one woman he shouldn’t. And now Christmas Grove is starting to get into his bones. He’s going to need a little Christmas magic if he’s going to get the happily-ever-after he didn’t know he wanted.

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

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New Book Releases – 13 Dec 2022

Hola, Book Dragons, new book releases today!

Sweep of the Heart (Innkeeper Chronicles #5) – Ilona Andrews

Synopsis:
Welcome to Gertrude Hunt!
We are so happy to see you once again. Your innkeepers, Dina Demille and Sean Evans, will see to your every need. No matter what accommodations you require, the inn will oblige. Physics are not an issue for us. Our Red Cleaver Chef is delighted to impress you with his culinary mastery. Rest assured that your safety is our first priority.
Enjoy yourselves, relax, and above all, remember the one rule all visitors must abide by: the humans must never know.
Sweep of the Heart is a serial novella set in the Innkeeper Chronicles featuring Sean Evans and Dina Demille.

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Posted in New Releases

New Book Releases – 08 Dec 2022

Hola, Book Dragons, new book release today!

Kiss Me This Christmas: A Steamy Holiday Romance – Cynthia Eden

Synopsis:
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…absolutely nothing. Because he had no idea that he was my true love. What a jerk.
Noelle Lennon has been in love with Brady Breckridge for as long as she can remember. A sad, unrequited love that causes her nothing but trouble as she pines over her brother’s best friend. Now the gorgeous, muscled, secretive special ops bane of her existence is back in town, back in her life…and because a few dangerous incidents may have happened recently, Brady is suddenly declaring himself her personal protector. So unnecessary. Also…so strangely hot.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…too much temptation to handle.
Brady thinks Noelle is in danger, so he vows to stand between her and any threat. Full disclosure? He’s been obsessed with Noelle for years and learning that she’s in danger, that she could have been hurt or killed while he was a continent away…that truth has rocked him to his core. Brady knows he has to fight for the woman he wants, and what better way to win her over than to use the magic of Christmas in his battle? Christmas has always been Noelle’s weakness, and he is not above using that weakness to his advantage.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a final chance at love.
Brady will keep her safe, and he’ll charm Noelle into falling for him. His plan has to work because Brady can’t imagine his life without her. But as the nights grow colder and the fierce desire Brady feels for Noelle rages ever hotter, he knows that his control won’t last long. He wants one thing for Christmas this year…just one thing…his true love. And he will do whatever it takes to win Noelle’s heart.

I don’t read romantic suspense much, plus I definitely prefer Cynthia Eden’s PNR to her romantic suspense books but this novella looks like fun and I can’t wait to try it.

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Posted in Blog Memes, Monthly Ephemerals

Monthly Ephemerals – December 2022

Hola, Book Dragons, how did it get to be December? It feels like it snuck up on me. Are you guys feeling like Rip Van Winkle too?

I started this blog meme back in April 2021 but then life got in the way and I wasn’t able to be as active. I went back and deleted the previous posts for this meme in case anyone looks for them coz I wasn’t too happy about the format and banner. But the purpose behind this blog meme hasn’t changed – to feature your current ephemerals. Well, Dec 2022 seems like a good time to make a new start. Lol, I know, right? The irony.

My Latest Ephemeral

I broke my own rule of not starting new series until they were complete and now I’m paying for it. I started watching the new Kdrama, Reborn Rich and it’s torture waiting for 2 episodes every weekend.

Anticipated New Book Releases

Sweep of the Heart comes out on 13 Dec 2022. Yay!

What about you guys? What are you excited about this last month of 2022?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest short-lived obsessions, ahem, ephemerals. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly 😉 ) & have fun!