It’s Read Around the Rainbow time!!! 🥳 Every month, we’re a group of authors who blog on the same topic. Since it’s September, and we’re all in the northern hemisphere (I feel we’ve failed a little there), it’s autumn. To celebrate this best of all seasons, yes, it is! Without a doubt, the best season 😁. We’ll recommend some books with yellow, orange, and red covers 🍂
Over at Pinterest, I have boards where I’ve pinned books with a specific colour on the cover. I’ve mostly stopped doing it now, but if you’re ever on the lookout for a book with a specific colour on the cover, have a look.
I thought I’d do one yellow, one orange, and one red cover. I might have to argue the colour, we’ll see LOL
A Case of Possession
A Case of Possession is the second book in the A Charm of the Magpies series by K.J. Charles, and it’s obviously a yellow cover – yes, it is! Right there in the middle, it’s clearly yellow 😆
I’m assuming most of you have read it, but if you haven’t, do! This is one of my favourite series but start with the first book, The Magpie Lord.
Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets.
Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. He knows Stephen’s job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician is doing his disappearing act more than seems reasonable—especially since Crane will soon return to his home in China. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit relationship, there’s only one thing stopping Crane from leaving the country he loathes: Stephen.
Stephen has problems of his own. As he investigates a plague of giant rats sweeping London, his sudden increase in power, boosted by his blood-and-sex bond with Crane, is rousing suspicion that he’s turned warlock. With all eyes on him, the threat of exposure grows. Stephen could lose his friends, his job and his liberty over his relationship with Crane. He’s not sure if he can take that risk much longer. Crane isn’t sure if he can ask him to.
The rats are closing in, and something has to give…
Camp Hell is the fifth book in the PsyCop series by Jordan Castillo Price, and again, I don’t think anyone has missed this series, but if you have, they’re now in KU. I think. I’m in Sweden, so KU isn’t available for me, and therefore I don’t pay attention, but I saw JCP post about it on social. So if you’ve been holding off because you read your books through KU, now’s your chance! And orange, clearly orange 😄
Victor Bayne honed his dubious psychic skills at one of the first psych training facilities in the country, Heliotrope Station, otherwise known as Camp Hell to the psychics who’ve been guests behind its razorwire fence.
Vic discovered that none of the people he remembers from Camp Hell can be found online, and there’s no mention of Heliotrope Station itself, either. Someone’s gone through a lot of trouble to bury the past. But who?
The Duality Paradigm
The Duality Paradigm is the first book in the Blood and Bone Trilogy by Lia Cooper. I’ve been meaning to reread this. I read it when it was fairly new and loved it, and I meant to read the rest in the trilogy, but… Series is a hassle. And now I’m in a the-did-I-love-it-because-I-was-in-the-mood-for-that-kind-of-story state, or is it worth a reread? Last I checked it was free, and the cover is obviously red 😊
Everyone knows magic users and werewolves are intrinsically diametrically opposed…
Seattle Police Detective Ethan Ellison, born into a long line of Quebecois magicians, leads a fairly unassuming life working Theft and consulting on magical misdemeanors. He’s spent eight years building a life for himself in Seattle, far from his father’s shadow. He works hard, lives under the radar, and fucks whoever catches his eye.
Detective Patrick Clanahan, beta-heir to Pack McClanahan, is a tightly wired bundle of rage and guilt, still trying to come to terms with the murder of his last partner.
When a human woman is murdered in werewolf territory under suspicious circumstances, Ethan is reassigned to worked the case with Clanahan in the hopes that he’ll be able to balance out the wolf’s rougher edges.
Too bad they mostly just rub each other the wrong way.
This is the first of three books in the Blood & Bone Trilogy.
So that’s my autumn palette for you. No huge surprises perhaps, but…