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Those white stars are cracked and the stripes bleed. Until America is ready to turn the mirror on itself and address the giant, pink, racist elephant in the room, we cannot fix any of this.

I'm Judging You
~~Luvvie Ajayi

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"Sometimes bad shit happens, and you have to protect the people you love," Leon said. "it would be nice if you can do that and keep your hands clean, but life doesn't work that way. Life is messy, and sometimes you must do what needs to be done to keep your family safe. It doesn't make you a bad person."
I'd have to thank Kurt.
"One day some other Prime will threaten our House, and when that day comes, I'll kill him."
What?
"I'll do it quiet and clean, and nobody will ever know." Leon smiled. "I'm going to be a dark horse, the House Baylor's secret. I'll be the best assassin. A legend. They'll never see me coming."
I would kill Kurt. I would strangle him with my bare hands.

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews


What the Wenches Are Reading

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Lots of new books on our list this week, with a few old favorites thrown in for good measure! Click through to see what we're reading. 




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“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.”

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There are seven billion of us on this earth, and we are all different. But one thing is clear: humans excel at using our differences as excuses to act like assholes and torment one another. It is highly unfortunate that we use these innate, integral, and often uncontrollable things to mistreat others. We have created rigid, yet often invisible, systems that keep some people at the top, on the backs of others at the bottom, based on their identity markers. And we refuse to fix these systems of inequality because being at the top of the food chain is the place to be, so who would want to lose those perks? The air up there is so nice, who cares about those in the gutter?

I'm Judging You
~~Luvvie Ajayi

New to Me Series in 2017

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2017 has meant a whole lot of new series to discover. Heavy on the fantasy side of book genres, it's been a great year for uncovering so gems and other series that felt more so-so.  A couple of series Incryptid by Seanan McGuire and Lady Julia Grey by Deanna Raybourn are books I've been meaning to try for years. Others, such as Cork O'Connor by William Kent Krueger and Draconis Memoria by Anthony Ryan weren't even on my radar until this year.

What new series have I discovered this year?


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“Somewhere between us hating each other back then, you became my first real friend, my first and only best friend, and I didn’t realize it until last summer, but you’ve actually been my first everything.” “You were my first kiss, my first date that I actually enjoyed, and the first woman I fell in love with—the first woman I actually made love to...” he said. “And you’re still the only person I can talk to twenty times a day—whether it’s via letter, email, text, or phone call, and still feel like it’s not enough.” Sincerely, Arizonaby Whitney G.

Man Candy: Birthday Edition Part II

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For my birthday in June, I gave you the gift of some delicious Man Candy. Well, today is my soul sister, Zee's, birthday, so I'm going to attempt to give her some of her favorite flavors of Man Candy, and if you're really good she may share with you, Saucy Readers. 

Today will be light on the commentary and heavy on the attractiveness, so come along. We've a party to get started.


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Art3mis: So what do you imagine I look like, then? Parzival: Like your avatar, I suppose. Except, you know, without the armor, guns and glowing sword. Art3mis: You’re kidding, right? That’s the first rule of online romance, pal. No one ever looks anything like their avatar. Parzival: Are we going to have an online romance? <Crosses fingers> Art3mis: No way, ace, sorry. Parzival: Why not? Art3mis: No time for love, Dr. Jones. My cyber-porn addiction eats up most of free time. 
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

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"Is that all you bought?" 
His eyes shot to the left. "Um." 
I clenched my teeth. "What else?" 
"A SuperMega Juicer," he said quickly. "But, Sabina, seriously that juice is a miracle machine." 
"I'm a vampire, Giguhl. The only liquids I drink are blood and alcohol. I don't do juice."
~ Jaye Wells, Red-Headed Stepchild


What the Wenches Are Reading

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From favorite authors to beloved rereads to horror to learning new skills, the Wenches reading choices are wide and varied this week. Click through to see who's reading what! 



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Sometimes a girl has to stop waiting around and come up with her own fairytale ending.

~ The Last Anniversary, Liane Moriarty

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"I should assure you that in bed you have nothing to prove to me, or that I've never enjoyed making love to anyone more, but only a fool passes up what you just offered me. Now, I am short on some props, and there isn't nearly enough time in one night to run through all the ways I've fantasized about taking you, but I promise you this..." His voice deepened. "You'll be scandalized in the morning when you can think again." 


One Foot In The Grave
~~Jeaniene Frost

Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

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A scientist should not experiment on himself. He should be a dispassionate observer, and for an experimental subject, young, malleable flesh is best. You have a daughter, have you not? Surely she is old enough for you to begin the process, in whatever direction you decide will yield the most promising results.

~ Giacomo Rappaccini to Henry Jekyll

In The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, young women with severe daddy issues pool their collective expertise to solve a series of murders and get to the bottom of their childhood traumas.

Set in the 1890s, the murders are happening in London’s seamy Whitechapel district. Someone is murdering prostitutes and stealing their body parts. If it sounds a bit like a Sherlock Holmes mystery, there’s a reason for that. The estimable detectives Holmes and Watson play a large role in solving the murders.

But the women comprise a one-of-a-kind team. They were raised by “mad” scientists who experimented on them in pursuit of control over human …

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Man Candy : Superhero edition II

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Another Friday, another Fangirl post. I was thinking about doing another Man Candy post for our first post hiatus, and I remembered how I had promised another Superhero Man Candy post! (You can check out the first one here.) I'm a woman of my word, so here we are! 



This time let's take a look at the dudes that make Marvel's Netflix series fun to watch apart from the plot and all that. And some of the reasons why I'll be binge watching The Defenders as soon as it's available!

Click here to read more.


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Rogan looked at me, opened his mouth to say something, clamped it shut, and shook his head wordlessly. A terrible internal struggle was taking place. 
"Use your words," Kyle suggested helpfully.
Wildfire ~~Ilona Andrews

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"What are you thinking?"
"I'm planning to kidnap you until the trials," he said.
"We've tried that remember?"
"I had the air-conditioning fixed in the basement," he said.
"Is there a nice chain waiting for me?"
"No," he said, "But I do have some nice handcuffs."
"No," I told him. "Okay, maybe. Who'll be wearing the handcuffs?"
He grinned.

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews


What the Wenches Are Reading

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Our month off was pretty productive, with lots of books read from a whole host on genres! Click through to see what we've been up to, and share what you've been reading, in the comments or on one of our social media pages. Welcome back, Saucy Readers! 






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“Regardless of what I think about Islam or Wicca or any other religion, the fact is that it's a group of people. Every faith has its ceremonies. And since it's made up of people, every faith also has its assholes.”

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"I bet he's with Rynda." Grandma Frida set her cup in the table so hard it clinked. "You should call that woman and tell her to back off."

"Yeah, you should call that bitch out," Arabella said.

"First, she isn't a bitch. She's a client with a missing husband. Second, butt out of my love life."

"Call her out," Arabella said. 

"Tell her Rogan is yours!" Grandma Frida pumped her fist.

"Don't let her take you man!" Leon declared.

We all looked at him.

"I was feeling left out," he said.

Wildfire
Ilona Andrews

Wench Review of

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Wildfire (Hidden Legacy III)
Readers, I'm hoping you guys have all caught up with this AMAZING series! The Wenches are addicted! We cannot get enough of Nevada and Mad Rogan! We've been raving about Ilona Andrews' Hidden Legacy series since the first installment, Burn For Me. It seems like we've been waiting such a long time, when we finally got our hands on the ARCs for White Hot and Wildfire we might have cried a little.


If you want to catch up, you can check out Barb's review of White Hot here. If you're ready to dive right in, click through to read more! There will be no major spoilers in this review!


Time for a Break

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The Saucy Wenches are taking a vacation! We're going to spend July reading, writing, and enjoying family and friends. We'll be back in August with our usual shenanigans and inappropriateness. In the meantime, check out some of our favorite series:

Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series

Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires Series

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series

Everything Alisha Rai writes

Some of our favorite TV Shows, our always delightful Man Candy, and plenty of book reviews

Happy vacation, Saucy Readers! We'll see you soon!

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Grandma Frida walked into the room. "Ooh, here is my boy."

"Mother," Mom growled.

"What? I can't help it. It's the devil eyes."

Pierce did have devil eyes. Deep and dark, the rich brown of coffee grinds, they were unpredictable and full of crazy. He was very nice to look at, but all of the images of him looked staged. He always seemed to know where the camera was. And if I ever saw him in person, I'd run the other way like my back was on fire. If I hesitated, it would be.

"He killed a man," Mom said. 

"He was framed," Grandma Frida said.

"You don't even know the story," Mom said.

Grandma shrugged. "Framed. A man that pretty can't be a murderer."

Mother stared at her.

"Penelope, I'm seventy-two years old. You let me enjoy my fantasy."

"Go Grandma." Arabella pumped her fist in the air.

"If you insist on being Grandma's little stooge, she can do your hair," Mom said. 

Burn …

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“You're Mad Rogan!" Leon burst out.
"Yes," Mad Rogan said, his voice calm.
"And you can break cities?"
"Yes."
"And you have all this money and magic?"
"Yes."
Where was Leon going with this?
My cousin blinked. "And you look . . . like that?"
Mad Rogan nodded. "Yes."
Leon's dark eyes went wide. He looked at Mad Rogan, then glanced back at himself. At fifteen, Leon weighed barely a hundred pounds. His arms and legs were like chopsticks.
"There is no justice in the world!" Leon announced.”

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews


What the Wenches Are Reading

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Click through to see what we're reading this week! 




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“I'll wager I would have screwed things up regardless. But. . .can you imagine those poor bastards grappling their prey, leaping over the rails, swords in hand, screaming, 'Your cats! Give us all your gods-damned cats!”

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The city got under a person's skin, though. Just when we'd think it wasn't worth the aggravation, NOLA would seduce us anew with trills of jazz floating through the heavy night air, the aromas of pralines and crawfish boil assaulting our senses, the clang of old streetcars rumbling beneath a canopy of live oaks, or the peal of ships' horns echoing off the river far into the uptown neighborhoods.

River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans #2)
Suzanne Johnson

Not Really A Review: The Siren by Tiffany Riesz

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A few years ago I discovered the Dark Romance sub-genre and have been flirting with it ever since. I enjoy the darkness, liking the way the fuckedupness of the characters in these kinds of stories makes me feel well-adjusted and totally sane. I've enjoyed tales of kidnapping, faking one's own death, mafia antics, and motorcycles gangs, and I've read my fair share of BDSM erotica. So when I picked up The Siren, I thought I was prepared for it. I was not.

I'm going to tell you up front that I enjoyed this book, loving the way it grabbed me from the beginning and never let go. The thing is that that grab wasn't for good reasons, though, but because the story and the characters were so utterly fucked up. The female lead is not a good person and I can't really tell which fellow is the male lead, although her ending up with either of them would be terrible. And the side characters are fascinatingly broken but not people I want to be friends with. The things that they …

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“This is no time for refusing to look facts in the face.” 
Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

Lucifer: Lead Us Into Temptation

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You guys are in for a treat, thanks to Saucy Reader Patricia's brilliant suggestion, I am making your Friday even happier by sharing some sinfully delicious man+woman candy from Fox's LUCIFER. (Which you guys should definitely be watching if you aren't already! It's clever, funny, sexy, and entertaining as hell!) 



Click through to read more! 


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"Why do you call me precious?" He drew closer, his hand curving around my nape. His tone was smooth and innocuous. “You don’t read much, do you? The idea came to me when you were trying to steal my onion rings. There’s an interesting book about a shiny little ring that drives men mad.”

Keystone (Crossbreed #1) Dannika Dark 

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"I don't know if I'll be able to sleep knowing that you're prowling in my house while I'm in my loft."

He rose, his face serious and harsh. "You will. You'll fall asleep fast and sleep soundly until morning, and then you'll get up and have breakfast with your family because I'll be prowling in your house tonight. And if anyone tries to interrupt your sleep and end your life, you have my word that they'll sleep forever.

That was the most romantic thing anyone had ever said to me. He meant it and he would make every word of it come true.I made my mouth move. "Okay. I'll see you in the morning." 

White Hot by Ilona Andrews

What the Wenches Are Reading

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Click through to see what we're reading this week! 




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Hard times and funky living can season the soul, true enough, but joy is the yeast that makes it rise.

― Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito

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Doug, Lindsey, and Pete are all dyslexic, and they're also exceptionally good at what they do. as we'll show you in this book, these facts are neither contradictory nor coincidental. Instead, Doug, Lindsey, and Pete - and millions of individuals with dyslexia just like them - are good at what they do, not in spite of their dyslexic processing differences, but because of them.


The Dyslexic Advantage, by Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A. and Fernette F. Eide, M.D.

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If only I’d had some paper towels and duct tape lying around. I rolled my eyes. What the hell had he been thinking? He was what, a multimillionaire? And he bandaged himself with a paper towel and duct tape. How did he even know what duct tape was? Maybe he had his own Prime version at the house, stitched with gold and studded with diamonds, just in case he gave himself a paper cut.

I laughed under my breath, snorted, and laughed some more. Standing here, dripping wet, and laughing like a loon. Perfectly mentally fit.

Burn For Me
Ilona Andrews

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“Yes, I'm a hermit. Mostly I brood," Mad Rogan said. "Also, I'm very good at wallowing in self-pity. I spend my days steeped in melancholy, looking out the window. Occasionally a single tear quietly rolls down my cheek.”

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews


What the Wenches Are Reading

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Click through to see what we're reading this week! 




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“We had taken her for granted until she was no longer there, like an ancient tree you don't truly see until it is felled, and then only from the empty space in the sky do you suddenly grasp its stature.”

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The elevator doors opened. Twelfth floor. Rogan pushed the button, forcing the doors to close, and peered at Cornelius. "Is this my replacement?"

What? "I didn't replace you!"

"Of course not. I'm irreplaceable."

White Hot
~~Ilona Andrews

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“Strength isn’t about how much you cry or the bad nights you might have. Strength is here.” She tapped Livvy’s forehead. “And here.” She poked a blunt finger into Livvy’s chest. “You can be strong and have moments of incredible despair, when everything feels like it’s collapsing in on you, and yes, when you feel like you want to die. Those moments are not weaknesses. They are simply moments. And they are not you.”Alisha Rai'sHate To Want You.

Fangirl Friday: Birthday Man Candy

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Saucy Readers, today is my birthday. I thought long and hard about what to give myself that I could share with you and I decided to give us a little of the fangirling and inappropriateness that is our tagline. So our gift is a bevy of beautiful men. There's not much rhyme or reason to the hotties I've picked, they're just gorgeous fellows who have been in my world lately. Some who I've lusted after loved for years, some new to me. Some we've spotlighted before, some we're meeting for the first time. One thing unites these dudes: their hotness. So, come with me through the jump, and let's objectify some men, shall we? Happy my birthday!