YA Fantasy, Historical Romances, & Susanna Kearsley

  • The Shadowy Horses

    The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

    RECOMMENDED: The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley is $1.99! This is a Kindle Daily Deal and it’s being price-matched! Kearsley is a wonderfully evocative writer, blending historical, paranormal, mystery and romance into rich and absorbing books. However, others felt this isn’t one of Kearsley’s strongest works. Have you read this one?

    THE INVINCIBLE NINTH ROMAN LEGION MARCHES FROM YORK TO FIGHT THE NORTHERN TRIBES. AND THEN VANISHES FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY.

    Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea.

    Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he’s finally found it—not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has “seen” a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

    Here on the windswept shores, Verity may find the answer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Or she may uncover secrets someone buried for a reason.

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  • Throne of Glass

    Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is $2.99! This is the first book in the very popular YA fantasy series, Throne of Glass. I haven’t read this because YA tends to have more misses than hits for me, but I’ve always been insanely curious about this book. Readers seem to be split on the heroine – some found her pretty kickass, while others thought she was pretty full of herself. Anyone who has read this, please share your thoughts in the comments!

    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

    Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

    Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

    Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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  • Ransomed Jewels

    Ransomed Jewels by Laura Landon

    Ransomed Jewels by Laura Landon is $1.99 on Amazon! This historical romance is the first in the Ransomed Jewels series and features a hero and heroine who are at odds with each other initially. In an interesting twist, some readers felt the hero was a bit TSTL (too stupid to live), while others like the added mystery to the romance.

    With her husband’s dying words, “My marchioness has it,” the Marchioness of Huntingdon is thrown into a nightmare of intrigue and danger. But even those who are holding her brother ransom can’t force her to do the impossible—hand over a necklace she doesn’t have.

    Major Samuel Bennett believes the newly widowed Lady Claire Huntingdon is a traitor. He intends to get the necklace he’s convinced she has, before sending her to the gallows. But when he meets the captivating widow, he discovers that nothing is as it seems.

    Claire knows she can’t trust anyone, but she isn’t given a choice when Major Bennett arrives, demanding she give him the necklace. And it isn’t until she’s forced to put her life in his hands that she realizes it isn’t only her life she’s in danger of losing—but her heart as well.

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  • I Spy a Duke

    I Spy a Duke by Erica Monroe

    I Spy a Duke by Erica Monroe is $2.99! This is the first book in the Covert Heiresses series and features spies and a marriage of convenience. Some readers mentioned there’s a hint of insta-lust, while others loved the spy trope in this book. It has a 3.7-star rating on Goodreads.

    In the first in an adventurous new series, USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe introduces the Covert Heiresses: four women who by day are the talk of the ton, and by night England’s top spies.

    She wants revenge…
    When bluestocking Vivienne Loren becomes governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she’s hunting for clues about the murder of her brother, not romance. But Vivienne didn’t count on one thing: James Spencer, the autocratic and infuriatingly handsome Duke of Abermont.

    He needs a wife…
    As head of Britain’s elite intelligence agency, James has no time to woo a wife. After discovering Vivienne’s thirst for revenge has made her a pawn in the treacherous plot of one of Napoleon’s most deadly spies, James realizes they can help each other. She’ll become his duchess, and he’ll keep her safe.

    What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes anything but as secrets surface. Love may be the most dangerous mission of all.

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