Waiting on Wednesday: Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2)

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Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:

Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)

Mr. Kiss and Tell 

Veronica Mars #2

by Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham

01 . 26 . 15

From GoodReads:

In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations.

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman’s story.

The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why?

Why I am waiting: 

I am not gonna lie, I came to the Veronica Mars party a bit late. I finally decided to give it a try on Netflix one afternoon.  My sister had been telling me for years that I was going to love it — especially since I lover Buffy the Vampire SlayerAngelRoswell, Dark Angel, NCIS…etc.  Anyways — I gave in and less than a week later I had binge watched all three season and the fan-funded movie.  The series is just fantastic.  Though I do hear that there is a possibility for another movie, the story of the Veronica’s adventures is currently being continued through novels.  A friend gave me the first book, The Ten Thousand-Dollar Tan Lineand I finished it in a DAY.  This next book looks like it is going to be just as good and I am so excited.

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood Magick

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The weeks pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” is:

Blood Magick

Book 3 of the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy

by Nora Roberts

10 . 28 . 14

From Berkley Publishing:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…

Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Blood Magick

County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

Don’t miss the first two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Dark Witch
and
Shadow Spell

 

Why I am waiting…

I have been waiting on this installment of the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy since reading the first book!  I cannot wait to read more about Branna and Fin.  I have never read Nora Roberts’ books before, but I enjoyed Dark Witch  more than I thought I would…Ireland, magic, romance, and ancienct battles…what is not to love!

I have always loved books about magic and Ireland — I think that the first one I read was Daughter of the Forest by Julliet Marillier.  The Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy reminds me, in part of Daughter of the Forest and other books by Julliet Marillier.

I would definitely recommend BOTH of these series.

 

What are you waiting on….?