Thursday, April 16, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Magic Redeemed (Hall of Blood and Mercy #2) 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 Magic Redeemed (Hall of Blood and Mercy #2) by K.M. Shea. I shared the first book in this series a few weeks ago and was so happy to finally dive into the sequel. I loved it!

About the Book
I thought life would be easier after I unsealed my magic.
Spoiler: it’s not.

I want to free my family from my traitorous cousin, but with all the allies he’s got guarding his back, even my new powers won’t be enough to beat him. My best bet is to use my parents’ signet ring to prove my claim of leadership.

There's just one problem…

I can’t find it!

Things aren’t looking so good for my vampire housemates, either. As Killian Drake’s conflicts with the fae get worse, it's clear that war will break out soon if something doesn’t change.

Plus, Killian has gotten really weird about smelling me and invading my personal space. Every time he comes near my heart almost pops out of my chest, but I’m sure that’s just terror caused by being so close to the most feared vampire in the region.

At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

So, I’m a wizard searching for a ring while trying to survive living with a bunch of vampires and their deadly and suddenly touchy-feely leader. Yeah, life is definitely not easier.

Hall of Blood and Mercy is an urban fantasy trilogy featuring all your favorite 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
"Therefore, it's been decided that it's time you face an opponent in a real fight. As such, Gavino will not be holding back."

Friday 56
Rupert was flat on the ground, his clothes smoldering as his muscles and limbs twitched.

Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

How do you decide the order of reading your books?

If I have books I need to review, I prioritize them by release date. Soonest release date first. But I'm such a mood reader that I don't really have a hard-set list of what I'm going to read when and in what order. I know that if I read a book I'm not in the mood for, I won't like it so I try to avoid that.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. I don't think this one would be for me, but that is such a gorgeous cover that I am drawn to it. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: ”BIG SUMMER”

  2. Hi Ashley,
    I don't think I would like this book, but it does sound
    mysterious. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks for coming by, Sherrie! Hope you have a great day too! :)

  3. I'm instantly adding it to my TBR list! I think that this might one of those that I could finish in one sitting :)
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

    1. It's totally one of those kind of books! Thanks for visiting, Konna! :)

  4. Sounds intense!! Happy weekend, stay safe!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Freda! Stay safe and well! :)

  5. I rarely if ever review books that someone asks me to review. I don't want the stress "having" to read a book and review it on a schedule. My quotes and review

    1. I've really cut back on the books I ask for review. I was getting overwhelmed and wasn't enjoying them like I knew I should. It's been such a relief to read more of the books I want instead of ones I feel like I have to.

      Thanks for the visit, Anne! :)

  6. Glad you enjoyed book two as much as book one.

  7. This sounds like I should add it to my tbr. :)

    Check out my Friday spotlight and my review of Shorefall

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