Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cover Lovelies ... Again

The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

Boston, 1926. Jenny “Wren” Lockhart is a bold eccentric – even for a female vaudevillian. 

As notorious for her inherited wealth and gentleman’s dress as she is for her unsavory upbringing in the back halls of a vaudeville theater, Wren lives in a world that challenges all manner of conventions. Her job is to bring the art of illusion to life under the spotlight of a stage, and she’s infamous for her ability to harness that talent. But it’s the deeply private life she leads behind the scenes that few see – or the apprenticeship to the world’s greatest illusionist, Harry Houdini – that few would ever guess she’s known. 

In the months following the famed escape-artist’s death, Wren is drawn into a web of mystery surrounding a spiritualist by the name of Horace Stapleton – a man defamed by Houdini’s ardent debunking of fraudulent mystics in the years leading up to his death. But in a public illusion that goes terribly wrong, one man is dead–and another stands charged with his murder. Though he’s known as one of her teacher’s greatest critics, Wren must decide to become the one thing she never wanted to be: Stapleton’s defender. 

Forced to team up with Boston bureau agent Elliot Matthews to find the truth behind the deepest secrets of one famous illusionist, Wren must race against time and an unknown enemy, all to prove the innocence of a hated man. In a world of illusion, of the vaudeville halls that showcase the flamboyant and the strange, Wren’s carefully constructed world threatens to collapse around her. She must face a life-altering decision head-on: will she place her faith in the reality of what the eye can see or will she pursue a calling to find faith in the only one who can claim true victory over the grave? Layered with mystery, illusion and the artistry of the Jazz Age’s bygone vaudeville era, The Illusionist’s Apprentice is a journey through love and loss, and the underpinnings of faith on each life’s stage.

Behind the Scenes {Apart from the Crowd #1} by Jen Turano

Miss Permilia Griswold, the wallflower behind "The Quill" gossip column, knows everything that goes on in the ballrooms of New York. When she overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Asher Rutherford, she's determined to warn him. Away from society's spotlight, Asher and Permilia discover there's more going on behind the scenes than they anticipated.

An Uncommon Courtship {Hawthorne House #3} by Kristi Ann Hunter

When her mother's ill-conceived marriage trap goes awry, Lady Adelaide Bell unwittingly finds herself bound to a stranger who ignores her. Lord Trent Hawthorne, who had grand plans to marry for love, is even less pleased with the match. Can they set aside their first impressions before any chance of love is lost?

The Silent Blade by Jesseca Wheaton

Dromiskin, Ireland. Year 925 A.D.

When 16-year old Eira O'Brien offers her father's help to a wounded man, she doesn't realize that that simple action will change their lives forever.

The two men who need a doctor seem honest enough, but she is certain they are hiding something. But who will believe her?

Then suddenly Eira and her twin brother Willem are taken captive by a mysterious man named Merek. Who is he? What does he want? And what has Kevin, her older brother, done to deserve the anger and hatred Merek has for him? Time is running out and their brother is about to walk into a trap. Will they be able to escape in time to warn him?

Kevin has lived away from home for four long years. He had hoped and prayed that by staying away from those he loved, he would keep them safe from Merek. But he soon realizes he has underestimated his enemy.

With a small band of men, including Casimir, a close friend of Eira, Kevin sets out on a quest to find his siblings and bring them home.

When everything seems to be going wrong, will the continue to trust in their own capabilities? Or will they trust their Heavenly Father, knowing His plans are best for them?

A Note Yet Unsung {Belmont Mansion #3} by Tamera Alexander

Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony. But how can he win back her trust when he's robbed her of her dream?

Fuego in the Night by Alicia A. Willis

Swashbuckling action. Adventure. An arranged marriage.

Tyranny threatens Spanish California. Can one man be the fire to dispel the darkness?

Journey's End {Gilded Promises #1} by Renee Ryan

Having grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth-century London, Caroline St. James is used to fighting to survive.

So when her beloved mother—abandoned and ignored by her wealthy family—suddenly dies, the scrappy twenty-two-year-old devises a plan to right this terrible wrong. With nothing to lose, she sails to New York to find the man who turned a cold shoulder to her mother’s suffering: Caroline’s grandfather. To settle the family score, Caroline infiltrates her grandfather’s privileged world, hoping to sabotage his business from the inside. But as she sets her plot in motion, she meets Jackson Montgomery, a virtuous man who is struggling to recover from a family scandal of his own. As their friendship grows, and Caroline begins to piece together the motives that led her family to turn its back, she is forced to make a decision: Should she risk everything in the name of justice? Or can she look toward the future and let love and forgiveness guide her instead?


  1. Eeeeppp!!! You listed my cover in there!!!! :D Thank you!! That seriously totally made me day! :)
    Oh, all the covers are so awesome! I'm really looking forward to reading another book by Kristy Cambron! And "Fuego in the Night" sounds amazing as well!

    1. You're welcome, Jesseca! My pleasure! ^_^ I really love the cover for The Silent Blade! It's awesome! Excited to read the story inside! :)

      Yes, aren't they? I've never read by Kristy Cambron, but her books sure sound interesting! And Fuego in the Night does sound exciting indeed! So many good books, hey? :D

  2. Shantelle! You keep making my TBR pile grow! *pouts* *except not really because it's awesome. XD*

    Anyways these are cool covers and I especially love The Silent Blade one which I just added to my TBR... ;) Love these posts! Covers are the best! :)

    1. Hehe ... sorry? (Not really). ;) :) There's always a mixture of chagrin and incredible excitement when your to-read list keeps growing and growing, right? :D

      Yes, doesn't The Silent Blade just look amazing? I'm excited for it!! ^_^

      So glad you're enjoying them! Covers ARE the best! <3 :D

  3. Eep! *takes in allll the lovelies* I think my favorite cover would have to be Journey's End, and the one I'm most excited about reading would be The Silent Blade. :)

    1. ^_^ Journey's End is quite lovely. Such a wonderful dress and hat! And yes, The Silent Blade!!! :)

  4. LOVE Kristy's. It's so classy, and I've a feeling it suits the story ideally. :)

    1. Yes, it is!! Sounds like an intriguing story for sure! :)