Thursday, March 12, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Magic Forged (Hall of Blood and Mercy Book 1) by K.M. Shea

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring a fun urban fantasy, Magic Forged (Hall of Blood and Mercy Book 1) by K.M. Shea.

About the Book
I'm one scrappy wizard.
As someone with barely a flicker of magic, I've spent my life being mocked and surviving fights with bullies. But when my parents die in an accident, and I find myself responsible for our whole wizard house and family, I know my usual tactics aren't going to cut it.

The situation veers from bad to catastrophic when my backstabbing cousin stages a coup and takes my family hostage.

I barely manage to flee, but the only supernatural willing to help me is Killian Drake--the most feared vampire in the region, and a far more deadly villain than the jerk threatening my family.

Is Killian sexy and charismatic? Heck yeah.

He's also so powerful that my flight or fight instincts kick in every time our eyes meet. And he's definitely using me as his personal magic detector in his feud against the local fae.

But Killian is also the first person to believe I might have more than just a scrap of magic. And if I can convince him to train me, I might get strong enough to free my family and get my house back.

I'm not sure what happens when a scrappy wizard is taught how to fight by a hall of deadly vampires, but I'm about to find out.

Magic Forged is the first book in the Hall of Blood and Mercy trilogy, which features vampires, wizards, fae, and werewolves. It's packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow burn romance between a vertically challenged wizard and the most lethal vampire in town.
 

Book Beginning
I crouched behind a rusty blue mail drop off box and held my breath.

Friday 56
Killian sighed and slightly tilted his head back. "It's going to be a pain trying to make you look even half as fierce as you should."

Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

Other than book reviews, what do you feature on your blog?

I participate in a few weekly memes, Can't Wait Wednesday, and, of course, Book Beginnings, Friday 56, and Book Blogger Hop. I'll occasionally do Top Ten Tuesday also.

What have you been reading lately?

18 comments:

  1. The main characters seem like they make a very interesting duo. I like the quotes.

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    1. They do! Thanks for stopping by, Breanna! :)

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  2. Great snippets! I would be holding my breath, too. Here's mine: “THE SEA OF LOST GIRLS”

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    1. Me too! Thanks for visiting, Laurel-Rain! :)

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  3. Great color on the cover. The blue really jumps out. I'd love for everyone to check out mine . . . https://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2020/03/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its_13.html

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    1. It is eye-catching! Thanks for coming by, Lisa! :)

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  4. That scrappy wizard has an awesome scrappy first person voice. I'm intrigued.

    As for blogging, I have ideas for other series of posts but they never seem to happen.

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    1. She's awesome! Thanks for the visit, Roberta! :)

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  5. Sounds like a good read!! Happy weekend!

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  6. I might have to look into this.

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It's a good one! Thanks for coming by, Lauren! :)

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    1. I like it too. Thanks for visiting, Nicki! :)

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  8. Lots of good memes on your blog.

    ENJOY your weekend.

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    1. Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth! :)

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  9. I like the cover. As well as book reviews and giveaways, I do recipes, sustainability, product reviews and lifestyle

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