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"Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one." Henry James "The Turn of the Screw"

What the Wenches Are Reading

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“The contamination at the sites … has continued to grow, despite our best efforts.”

“What kind of contamination?” Although he thought he knew.

“The kind that cleanses everything. The kind you can’t see until it’s too late.”

“There’s nothing you can do?”

A rasping laugh escaped her, like she was trying to cough something up. “What are we going to do, John? Are we going to combat it by starting a mining operating there? Pollute those places to hell and back? Put traces of heavy metals in the water supply?”

~ Jeff VanderMeer, Authority (Southern Reach #2)

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I don't want boring, common ways of being bad. I want ways that rattle me to my bones, that send me to my knees in repentance, I want to be the kind of bad that leaves me wrung out with bite marks blooming purple on my body. I want to go to the brink of not knowing myself, I want someone to take me there and hold me by the neck and make me stare at an entire reckless realm of possibility. 

American Queen
~~Sierra Simone

Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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Until everything topples, we have no idea what we actually have, how precariously and perfectly it all hangs together.
Dark Matter is a fast-paced, sci-fi thriller about identity and alternative universes. It begins with some creepily ominous foreshadowing that immediately piqued my curiosity, then quickly launches into a series of perplexing events that kept me compulsively turning pages, desperate to find out what happens next. So be warned, you might not be able to put this book down once you begin!

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Fangirl Friday: IT the movie

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It's October, and I've had horror on the mind since the first day of the month. I can't help it, I'm a sucker for a good horror story. On page, or on screen. It's not really surprise that I've been a Stephen King fan since I was a kid. Although I haven't always been a fan of on screen adaptations of his stories (Nope, not even The Shining). 

This year's IT is a huge exception to that. I cannot recommend it highly enough! Which is why I decided to try and convince you guys to give it a shot and watch it asap! 

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He'd made it clear in the past that he expected me to walk away from him the moment our family became a House. He didn't think out magic was compatible. If we had children, they might not even be Primes. He viewed this as the beginning of our end, but he came anyway. He was also a complete idiot if the thought I'd let him get away. He was mine. My Connor.

Wildfire
~~Ilona Andrews

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Ty would much rather run down a guy and tackle him into the Inner Harbor than have to sit and fill out forms. He'd ruined that suit, but it had been a hell of a good day.

Divide & Conquer by Abigail Roux and Madeline Urban




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“He wanted to achieve something of surpassing beauty that would last. A creation that would mean that he--the mosaic worker Caius Crispus of Varena--had been born, and lived a life, and had come to understand a portion of the nature of the world, of what ran through and beneath the deeds of women and men in their souls and in the beauty and the pain of their short living beneath the sun.”

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Liam looked at Moses. "You get anything from that file?"

"Oh, are we remembering I'm in the room now?" His voice was the perfect mix of egotistical and long-suffering. That was pretty much Moses to a T. 

The Hunt
~~Chloe Neill

So Many Questions: Phantom Kiss Edition

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I am back again loyal readers, with questions from our final short story of the series, Phantom Kiss. This is the penultimate volume of the series. Because this was a short story, this is a short little post. As always, spoilers ahead, read at your own risk after the break.







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Gunfire all around him. Guards and prisoners bursting with blood and falling. Smoke now, and not just from the pit: fires starting all across the camp. He made it to the fence, near some others and somehow, with anonymous hands lifting him to the top, doing what his broken hands could not, he fell to the other side.
He lay on the ground, rifle rounds and machine-gun fire ripping into the dirt around him-and again, helping hands and arms raised him up, lifting him to his feet.
And as his unseen helpers were torn apart by bullets, Setrakian ran and ran and found himself crying...for in the absence of God he had found Man.
Man killing man, man helping man, both of them anonymous: the scourge and the blessing.
A matter of choice.
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy #1) by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan

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“Using the chair is not a punishment. It is not a prison,' he said softly.  'It never was. And I am as much of a man in that chair, or with that cane, as I am standing on my feet.'  He brushed away the tear that slipped down her cheek.
'I wanted to heal you,' she breathed.
'You did,' he said, smiling. 'Yrene, in every way that truly matters . . . You did."

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass#6), Sarah J. Maas

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"They weren't just his trusted warriors - the Seven were family." Nalini Singh's Archangel's Heart

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That’s how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.

~ Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

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I still think he looks beautiful in the moonlight, Ash said to me once, and I see it now. Perhaps everyone looks better in moonlight, but only Embry can look like this, like a decadent prince after the candles are snuffed, left alone with his regret and grief. Like an ancient statue, chipped and cracked and still the epitome of male beauty. Except with Embry, all the chips and cracks are on the inside, visible only in the icy flare of those blue eyes, the bitter twist of his lips when he thinks no one is looking. 

American Prince
~~Sierra Simone

Review: P*rn Star by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone

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You just never know what book is going to be a diamond. I've reached the point with Sierra Simone that I will read pretty much anything she writes, but I wasn't expecting P*orn Starto be anything more that silly filthy fun. Because silly filthy fun has its place. The fact of the matter is, this book was basically a perfect contemporary romance, the kind of book that restores your faith in the genre when you've read too many and rolled your eyes too much. 

Come with me through the jump and I'll tell you why you should add this to your TBR in the slot reserved for fluffy sexy reads with a great big heart.

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NOLA was a city that preferred the dark. Shadows softened the rough edges, and moonlight made her sing.

The Hunt
~~Chloe Neill



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"It's a big city. You never know where you're going to wake up."
I snorted. "That sounds like a personal problem."
Gavin grinned. "Personal, but never a problem..."

The Hunt by Chloe Neill



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“The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.”

Blog Tour: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

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It's blog tour time again, Saucy Readers!! The third installment in Chloe Neill's fantastic Devil's Isle series hit shelves an e-readers today, and we've got a fabulous giveaway to celebrate. (Thanks CN!) Be sure to check out our review of The Hunt, posted yesterday here, then come along to enter our giveaway, and pop over to CN's page to enter her grand prize giveaway!

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels—the hunter becomes the hunted in a New Orleans devastated by a Paranormal war….
When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it. Now the weight of Liam’s own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a governme…

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He'd wanted to reach out, I realized. Wanted to touch me, but was working to hold himself back. We were holding ourselves back from each other, still looking for that place of comfort and trust. But I didn't think we'd find it tonight. Not out here in the darkness.

The Hunt
~~Chloe Neill

ARC Review: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

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It's time once again, Saucy Readers, for the next fabulous book by one of our very favorite people in the world, Chloe Neill. This is the third installment in her Devil's Isle series which we have adored and told you about here and here. Anne and I had a slightly different reaction to reading the book, although we ended up at the same place in the end. 

Come through the jump and see what we thought of The Hunt, spoiler free of course!

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"Everywhere I stopped strangers talked to me, and many of them told me a story. Their voices poured into the void, filling the silence that you had left.”
“Who knows if the tales people told me are true or false? I suspect that some of them are complete fabrications, others are exaggerations - but perhaps some of them are real. You can decide."

Cartes Postales from Greece, Victoria Hislop 

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"There is a set of religious, or rather moral writers, who teach that virtue is a certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true."

~ Henry Fielding "The History of Tome Jones a Foundling"

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My favorite postcards are from the 2030s and 2040s, the last decades before the planet turned on the country and the country turned on itself. They featured pictures of the great ocean beaches before rising waters took them; images of the Southwest before it turned to embers; photographs of the Midwestern plains, endless and empty under bluest sky, before the Inland Exodus filled them with the coastal displaced. A visual reminder of America as it existed in the first half of the twenty-first century: soaring, roaring, oblivious.

~ American War, Omar El Akkad

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"The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
~~J.K. Rowling

Review: American War

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This isn’t a story about war. It’s about ruin.
American War speculates about a second U.S. Civil War, set a few decades into the future. 2074–2095 to be exact.

It isn’t so much about why they fought a war, though that was interesting. It is about what happens when people give in to war as the solution. Once they blindly embrace the nationalist flag waving, the deep conviction that their side supports a cause noble enough to justify mass murder. Once they become so damaged, the only things that matter are exacting revenge and never, ever surrendering.

How endless cycles of violence begin.

How terrorists are born.

I was excited to find this book. I thought it might allow me to vent feelings of frustration at the current political quagmire in the U.S., but it did not. American War scared the crap out of me. And it made the destruction of a country and a culture very personal; it inflicted the ongoing devastation on people I cared about. It’s not a “war book”, it’s a book about a famil…

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All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined—those dead, those living, those generations yet to come—that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands. Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength—to the very survival of the human tapestry. Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day.

From the Corner of His Eye
~~Dean Koontz 

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"TĂȘte dure."
"I'm not hardheaded."
"And that's exactly what a hardheaded person would say."
I didn't have an argument for that.

The Veil by Chloe Neill


What the Wenches Are Reading

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Some lighter fare, a few old favorites, and a bit of indecision make up our reading list this week. Click through to see what were reading, and share what you're reading on any of our social media platforms. Seriously, Saucy Readers, we need suggestions! 

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“As individuals they were each of them fallible, discordant as notes without harmony. But as a band they were something more, something perfect in its own intangible way”

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"You hit me again and I'll--" 

"What? Bleed more?"

Halfway to the Grave
~~Jeaniene Frost

Review: Into the Fire

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Into the Fire, the last of the Night Prince books by Jeaniene Frost, was released on February 28th of this year. This book has been a long time coming and I'm really glad it's finally here. I have always loved Vlad and I really enjoy Leila and all of the other new characters introduced in this series. But, I think that it is definitely time for this series to come to an end. This book has been out for awhile, so I'm not going to hold back on the spoilers. So, be warned, spoilers abound! Keep reading after the jump to read my thoughts on Vlad's last book.




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“It seemed any young woman at odds with her place in life—be she a genteel lady or a serving girl—might find a happier home within the pages of a book.” 
Tessa Dare's Any Duchess Will Do

Fangirl Friday: Books of the Resistance

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We aren't very vocal about it on here, but the Wenches (though not all of us are American) are firmly on team #resist. We are appalled by the job #45 has done so far and are doing our part to spread unity and love, not his intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and his general idiocy. We aren't looking to alienate our readers, but we can not stay silent on this issue. This is something we all feel strongly about. We can not let this country go backwards rather than forwards. So, today for our Fangirl Friday, we are listing the books we feel embody the #resist movement. Keep reading after the break to see what we are featuring!

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The only time I would dare to walk through a puddle was at twilight, when the evening stars came out. If I looked in the water and saw one lighted pinprick there, I could splash through unafraid—for if I should fall into the puddle and on into space, I could grab hold of the star as I passed, and be safe.

Voyager, Diana Gabaldon

Blog Tour - The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire 9/06/17

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We are delighted to have been selected for a blog tour stop for the release of the next October Daye novel, The Brightest Fell. This is one of my must read series every year. The anticipation to find out what happens next with October Daye is always a highlight of my reading calendar. How lucky was I to received an ARC for this book. Very.  Check out our review for The Brightest Fell and the opportunity to win the first book in the series Rosemary and Rue!

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