Forty-something Defiance Dayne only recently discovered she comes from a long line of powerful witches. Added to that was the teensy, infinitesimal fact that she is what’s called a charmling. One of three on the entire planet. And there are other witches who will stop at nothing to steal her immense power, which would basically involve her unfortunate and untimely death.
No one told her life after forty would mean having to learn new lifeskills—such as how to dodge supernatural assassins while casting from a moving vehicle—or that the sexiest man alive would be living in her basement.
Whoever said life begins at forty was clearly a master of the underappreciated and oft maligned understatement.
He is the darkest star.
She is the burning shadow.
And together, they will bring about the brightest night.
Less than a year ago, Evelyn Dasher was a normal girl, living a safe, rather unremarkable life--a life that was a total lie. Now she's learned the truth about who she was and what she is.
Hidden within Zone 3, she knows that if she loses control of her dangerous abilities again, she not only puts everyone in the secret community at risk, but also the beautiful, deadly inhuman Luc. He will do anything to keep her safe. Lie. Barter. Beg. Kill.
But there are truths that not even Luc can prepare for, and as Evie's abilities evolve, the consequences of everything he's done have devastating consequences. He's caught in the eye of the storm.
Two hard knocks on the door woke me. I hadn’t intended to fall asleep after Ian made good on his promise to fuck me into a state of temporary muteness, but I had. Then again, I’d done a lot of things I hadn’t intended to do over the past two days. What was that saying about making the gods laugh? All you had to do was tell them your plans?
“Sod off, whoever you are,” Ian said without opening his eyes.
The door burst open in a shower of wood, revealing Cat.
Ian cursed as he leapt up from the bed. “Really, Reaper? Kicking the door in? This isn’t even your house.”
“I know, but this news is important and I drew the short straw, so I’m here and Spade isn’t,” Cat replied, looking anywhere except at Ian. “Figured it was the best time to interrupt since the horses finally quit stomping up their stalls from all the racket. Unless that banging around was you two and not the horses? Wait, don’t answer that. I don’t want to know.”
I got out of bed, too. Now Cat was almost staring at the ceiling to avoid looking at our nakedness. How silly.
“We don’t have anything you haven’t seen before,” I said before adding dryly, “even if I am Death’s direct descendant.”
“It’s not you,” Cat said, her strained tone proving that, if she were human, she’d be blushing. “It’s his, um…you know.”
“You barged in for a reason, so spare us your Puritan modesty and get to it,” Ian said impatiently. “Besides, you must have seen a cock piercing before, and if you haven’t, Crispin owes you an apology for being such an unimaginative lover.”
“Fine, let’s get this over with,” Cat muttered, and dropped her gaze below Ian’s waist.
“Wow,” she said after a stunned moment. “Really jammed that thing right in there, didn’t you?” Then, her head tilted to the side. “Is that one single bar straight through the tip? Or are there two different piercings on either side-?”
“Focus, Reaper,” Ian interrupted.
“Right,” Cat said, shaking her head as if to clear it. “What did I come in here for again? Oh, yeah. We’re all in deep shit.”
Tellement heureuse de savoir que les aventures de Mac et Barrons reprennent et sont loin d'être finies ! Ils restent mes chouchous. Maintenant que Mac et leur relation a évolué, on devrait avoir plus de Barrons et en apprendra plus sur lui ( nul doute qu'on est loin, très loin de tout savoir sur ce personnage). On est dans un nouveau cycle. Tant dans l'histoire, qu'au niveau des personnages et de leurs relations. Je ne doute pas que KMM a beaucoup d'histoires sous le coude encore, et que des retournements de situations et des surprises nous attendent encore. En espérant en avoir plus sur les 9 aussi ( Lor, Kastéo, X, la mystérieuse femme..)
L’auteure vient d’annoncer sur son Instagram la couverture de toute la saga en hardcover mais de plus la suite de la saga avec Nesta pour 2021 et je dit un grand OUI ENFIN UNE DATE !! Sûrement pas la date de publication française mais vu l’engouement elle devrait suivre rapidement !
Ambitious, sly, and lethally intelligent, Gideon Hawthorne has spent his life clawing his way up from the gutter. For the last ten years, he's acted as the Duke of Windermere's fixer, performing the most dangerous tasks without question. Now Gideon's ready to quit the duke's service and work solely for himself. But Windermere wants Gideon to complete one last task, and his reward is impossible to resist : Messalina Greycourt's hand in marriage.
Witty, vivacious Messalina Greycourt has her pick of suitors. When Windermere summons Messalina to inform his niece that she must marry Mr. Hawthorne, she is appalled. But she's surprised when Gideon offers her a compromise : as long as she plays the complacent wife, he promises to leave her alone until she asks for is touch. Since Messalina is confident that she'll never ask Gideon for anything, she readily agrees. However, the more time she spends with Gideon, the harder it is to stay away.
Quelques informations sur cette autre série sur les Shadowhunters:
Cassandra Clare posted today that the new title of her Shadowhunter trilogy had been leaked, but a huge wave of her fans were still excited to hear about the trilogy coming after The Dark Artifices.
The Last Hour is taken from Great Expectations and Clares says it will be a retelling with Will, Tessa, and Jem’s intermediate family:
You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since — on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hours of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Cassandra Clare gives us a bit of insight into the books with a short synopsis:
“For as long as Lucie Herondale can remember, the Herondale family manor has adjourned the manor of the Blackthorns.
It’s too bad that Tatiana Blackthorn, the matriarch of the family, has always been, as her father Will Herondale says, “mad as a mouse trapped in a teapot.” Since the day that her father Benedict murdered Tatiana’s husband, and was killed in turn by a group of Shadowhunters that included both her brothers, Tatiana has nursed a burning grudge against the London Institute and all its inhabitants, especially Will, Tessa and their children: Lucie and her brother, James …”
And one of the most exciting bits it the title announcement (more Great Expectation references) for each three books which will be: Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron. Cassie also adds, “The books will interconnect with The Dark Artifices as the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales and Carstairs, much like TMI and The Infernal Devices.”
“Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.” — Great Expectations
Publication dates have NOT been determined yet. Though The Dark Artifices will be be published first with Lady Midnight coming in a few short years. We will keep you updated as information come in!
Who’s excited to read more about Jem, Will, and Tessa?
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《《 Bon alors, on voit pour avancer la parution de Rebecca
( parce que je sais à quel point vous l'attendez) ... pour l'instant, n'écoutez pas ce qu'on dit ou les dates qu'on vous donne. On est dessus
Et les raisons du retard
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones comes a new story in her Charley Davidson series…
The job should have been easy.
Get in. Assess the situation. Get out. But for veteran tracker Quentin Rutherford, things get sticky when the girl he’s loved since puberty shows up, conducting her own investigation into the strange occurrences of the small, New Mexico town. He knew it would be a risk coming back to the area, but he had no idea Amber Kowalski had become a bona fide PI, investigating things that go bump in the night. He shouldn’t be surprised, however. She can see through the dead as clearly as he can. The real question is, can she see through him?
But is anything that’s worth it ever easy?
To say that Amber is shocked to see her childhood crush would be the understatement of her fragile second life. One look at him tells her everything she needs to know. He’s changed. So drastically she barely recognizes him. He is savage now, a hardened—in all the right places—demon hunter, and she is simply the awkward, lovestruck girl he left behind.
But she doesn’t have time to dwell on the past. A supernatural entity has set up shop, and it’s up to them to stop it before it kills again.
While thousands of questions burn inside her, she has to put her concern over him, over what he’s become, aside for now. Because he’s about to learn one, undeniable fact: she’s changed, too.
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