Aug 15, 2017

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker.

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.

So excited to be back with the Weird Girls series! It's so fun! Taran is just a barrel of laughs in my opinion! She's got quite the attitude problem, but I can't help but relate to her sense of humor!

"The cell phone ring sounds through the leather fabric. But it's the familiar ringtone of Emme's phone to my right that has me turning left.

That's right, left.

I'm not stupid. When evil lures you one way, go the other." Kindle loc. 11%*

*Quote comes from the eARC, therefore it and its location are not final

TITLE: Of Flame and Fate
AUTHOR: Cecy Robson
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Books for Fans of Urban Fantasy (Old School)

*in no particular order

 10. THE HOLLOWS SERIES by Kim Harrison--one of my first "adult" series I ever read in Urban Fantasy! It was awesome! The paranormal peeps basically coexist with humans. Rachel is a witch who somehow always gets into trouble!
9. THE DARK DAYS SERIES by Jocelynn Drake--another good one! A vampire working with a vampire hunter trying to uncover bad guys. It's been awhile since I read it in its entirety so I'm sketchy on all the details but I know I LOVED it!
8. SIGN OF THE ZODIAC SERIES by Vicki Pettersson--here we have superheroes taking on signs of the Zodiac. There's good guys and there's bad guys and all kinds of action and secrets!

7. SABINA KANE SERIES by Jaye Wells--Sabina is part vampire, part mage. Vampires and mages are could imagine what kind of life she lives! Lots of good action in this one!
6. WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD SERIES by Kelley Armstrong--a series where there's a lot of different kinds of paranormals! I love each and every one of them! Bitten is still likely my favorite though! 
5. ANNA STRONG CHRONICLES by Jeanne C. Stein--a teacher turned bounty hunter turned vampire. Anna's life was never what you would call easy. I really liked how this one lets us watch Anna grow into her new vampire state. I feel like that's rare these days!

4. SHIFTERS SERIES by Rachel Vincent--another really good one! Mystery, romance, and lots of action...this is a series that was just pure awesomeness!
3. KITTY NORVILLE SERIES by Carrie Vaughn--I still need to read the last two books of this series! But Kitty's a werewolf and she has her own radio show. Then she gets outed that she's a were and soon she has her own talk show! There's still plenty of paranormal drama with more paranormal bad buys plus a hunter soon sets his sights on her. 
2. RILEY JENSON SERIES by Keri Arthur--another one that's been years since I read it. Riley is half were, half vamp and she works as a sort of elite police officer for all the paranormals. Lots of action and romance in this series!!

1. CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES SERIES by Chloe Neill--probably the newest one out of the bunch, but it did just come to its fitting end earlier this year. Merit is also a newly turned vampire and over the course of a year we watch her transform and adapt to her new life. Lots of excitement, action, tears, and other good things in this series and I am SO excited for the spinoff!


  1. I need to get into more urban fantasy! I always thought it was a genre I just couldn't get into, but I've been reading Patricia Briggs and Kevin Hearne (I just binge-read his Iron Druid series) and it turns out that I really do like the genre! ;) I'll check some of these out.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. I should read more urban fantasy! :) I've only read Stray out of this list.
    Happy TTT!

  3. Man I recognize so many of these covers and series. I really need to start reading urban fantasy again - lord knows I own enough (including most of these). I did finish Armstrong's Women of the Underworld series though!

  4. Great teaser. I've read all of your urban fantasy series except Jaye Wells and Jocelyn Drake. Great choices. My adult and YA teasers are here. Happy reading!

  5. Love this post! Bitten series, Kitty Norville, Shifter series, Chicagoland Vampires and The Hollow series are all amazing! I would add Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane, Georgina Kincade series by Richelle Meade, Half Moon Hollow series by Molly Harper, Night Hunter series by Jeaniene Frost, Greywalker series by Kat Richardson, Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine, and Merry Gentry by Laurell Hamilton are all must reads for me! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Loved them!

  6. Sounds interesting! I definitely would have turned to the right! lol

    Here's my teaser:


  7. Great list! It's been a long time since I've read some urban fantasy so I actually haven't read any of the books you listed.

    My TTT

  8. Urban Fantasy is one of those genres that I want to try but don't really know where to start. This looks like a really great list! I'm especially intrigued by the Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong books.

  9. Good teaser! And I love your list. Thanks for sharing it. My Teaser

  10. You have some series there that bring back some very happy memories, Jessica:) Bitten... The Hollows... Kitty Norville... Shifters... I also like your TT quote - I hope you enjoy the rest of the book! My sci fi murder mystery is proving to be great fun -

  11. I need to read more urban fantasy! I like the idea of a vampire hunter working w/a vampire so the Dark Days series might be one I should check out. And Rachel Vincent sounded really familiar, so I looked and oh yeah she did Menagerie (which I also still have to read).

    Thanks for the recs!

  12. Loved Stray so much! And the rest of these are on my TBR! Great list!

  13. Fun teaser. I like the character already:)

  14. I have read some of the books in a few of these series but haven't finished any of them. I really want to get back to The Hollows and Stray.

  15. Great teaser. I love the cover too.


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