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Saturday, May 12, 2012

From the Bookshelf...The Half-Light City series

M.J Scott is an unrepentant bookworm. Luckily she grew up in a family that fed her a properly varied diet of books and these days is surrounded by people who are understanding of her story addiction.

When not wrestling one of her own stories to the ground, she can generally be found reading someone else’s. Her other distractions include yarn, cat butlering, dark chocolate and fabric.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her website is www.mjscott.net

Series: The Half-Light City 
Title/s: SHADOW KIN (out now), BLOOD KIN (June 2012)
Publisher: Roc 
Series overview: Imagine a city divided. On one side the Night World ruled by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans protected by their steadfast mages. A city held together by nothing more than a treaty—and even then, just barely…
The Half-Light City series is ongoing. SHADOW KIN is available now and BLOOD KIN releases June 5, 2012.
Heroes & Heroines: SHADOW KIN – Simon DuCaine and Lily. BLOOD KIN – Guy DuCaine and Holly Evendale. 
Series extra's: SHADOW KIN was nominated for Favourite Sci-fi, Fantasy or Futuristic in the 2011 Australian Romance Reader Awards. 

SHADOW KIN
I was born of a Fae mother, but I had no place amongst her kind. They called me “soulless.” An abomination. Perhaps they’re right…I am a wraith, a shadow that slips between worlds. I was given into the service of a Blood Lord who raised me to be his most feared assassin. Still, I’m nothing more than a slave to my master, and to the need that only he can fulfill…

Then Lucius orders me to kill Simon DuCaine, a powerful sunmage. In the blaze of Simon’s magic, my own disappears. Instead of seeking revenue, he shows me mercy. He wants to free me. But that’s one thing my master and his kind will never allow.

And even if I thought I could trust Simon, stepping from the shadows into the light isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Excerpt here

BLOOD KIN
I didn't plan on becoming a thief and a spy. But options are limited for the half-breed daughter of a Fae lord. My father abandoned me but at least I inherited some of his magic, and my skills with charms and glamours mean that few are as good at uncovering secrets others wish to hide. Right now the city has many secrets. And those who seek them pay so well...

I never expected to stumble across a Templar Knight in my part of the city. Guy DuCaine is sworn to duty and honor and loyalty-all the things I'm not. I may have aroused more than his suspicion but he belongs to the Order and the human world. So when treachery and violence spill threaten both our worlds, learning to trust each other might be the only thing that saves us.

But even if a spy and a holy knight can work together, finding the key to peace is never going to be easy...

Excerpt here

1 comment:

  1. More great books to add to the HUGE PILE of tbr's!!!!!

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