Dorothy, now known as the witch killer, leads the charge to the South to take on the last remaining witch in Oz. Glinda is supposed to be the “good” witch, but she might only be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. After all, she still has Gin in her prison.
I thought we’d won the battle for Emerald City against Jinjur and Mombi, but I’ve never been more wrong. Because of the incident I had with General Falcom during the conflict, he switches sides. Now, we have to figure out a way to get out of the city, save Gin from Glinda, and possibly even free the southern territory, while we’re at it. My reputation as a legend has gotten us new allies before, but would it work again? We need all the help we can get if we’re going to unite Oz and place it under one rule. But whose rule will it be? Jinjur or Mombi? Me or Chimmy? Or is there someone else, who we haven’t thought of yet?
This is the thrilling novella conclusion to the series The Wicked Origins Series – a modern YA Fantasy Retelling of L. Frank Baum’s original Oz tales.
Fans of Jon Messenger’s steampunk series have been asking for a boxed set! We’re excited to share that we’re releasing one next month! The first three novels in the Magic and Machinery series will be available at a discounted rate of only $5.99 for pre-orders. This is a $2.99 savings over buying the novels individually. Plus, fans will get a never before released short story titled The Rift Between that is exclusively available only in this boxed set. Check out the cover reveal below and be sure to pre-order your copy while it’s only $5.99!
If you’re not familiar with this series, now’s the time to dive right in since the first novel in the Magic & Machinery Series— Wolves of the Northern Rift— is currently free for a limited time! Not sure if this series is right for you? Fans are calling this series, “Sherlock Holmes meets Steampunk.” If you like mysteries, magic, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, adventure, shifter novels, vampires, READING, and more— start reading this series today!
Own the first three novels in the epic Magic & Machinery series from author Jon Messenger. This handsome boxed set includes Wolves of the Northern Rift, The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall, and The Golem of Solomon’s Way—plus exclusive bonus content: The Rift Between, an unreleased short story about the formation of the original chasm that started it all. This set is a great introduction for readers who are new to the series, or a perfect collector’s item for existing fans.
Wolves of the Northern Rift:
In a world of science, magic is an abomination—an abomination that came from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between the world of science and the mythological world of magic. The Royal Inquisitors were formed to investigate reports of mystical occurrences, and, should they be found, to destroy them.
Simon Whitlock knows his responsibilities all too well. Along with the apothecary, Luthor Strong, they’ve spent two years inquiring into reports of magical abominations, though they’ve discovered far more charlatans than true magical creatures. When assigned to investigate Haversham and its reports of werewolves, Simon remains unconvinced the rumors are true. What he discovers in the frozen little hamlet is that the werewolves are far more real than he believed—yet they’re hardly the most dangerous monsters in the city.
The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall:
In a world of science, magic is an abomination—but not the vile creation Royal Inquisitor Simon Whitlock once believed it to be. Accompanied by his apothecary companion, Luthor Strong, and Matilda Hawke, a werewolf, they return to the capital of Callifax, only to be quickly sent on another mission. It seems the iron mines of Whitten Hall have ceased their production, no longer sending its ore to the crown. The Ministry of Trade has sent inquiries, but its representatives have all fled from the train ride to the distal outpost. It seems a vampire stalks the trains in and out of Whitten Hall, a vampire who will reveal the secret of the iron mine and the darkness that resides within…
The Golem of Solomon’s Way:
Something is amiss in the capital. Callifax has always been a bastion for Inquisitor Simon Whitlock—the walled city a barrier against the chaos of the magical world. After the physical and emotional pain of his last few missions, safety is all he desires. But a monster is stalking the streets, an abomination far more violent than even the mystical denizens he’s encountered before. The monster has slain women in Solomon’s Way, the nightlife district of the modern capital. Solomon’s Way, a part of town Simon and Luthor have frequented all too often. Solomon’s Way—where the woman he loves lives and works…
Magic is an abomination. It spread from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between their world of science and the mythological world of magic.
On the northern continent of Ocker, King Godwin declared that no magical monstrosity would be allowed within their borders. The Royal Inquisitors were formed to investigate reports of mystical occurrences and, should they be found, to destroy them.
Inquisitor Simon Whitlock knows his responsibilities all too well. Along with the apothecary, Luthor Strong, they’ve spent two years inquiring into such reports of magical abominations, though they’ve discovered far more charlatans than true magical creatures. When assigned to investigate Haversham and its reports of werewolves, Simon remains unconvinced that the rumors are true. What he discovers in the frozen little hamlet is that the werewolves are far more real than he believed; yet they’re hardly the most dangerous monster in the city.
Jon Messenger (Born 1979 in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing Science Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through two deployments to Iraq and a humanitarian relief mission to Haiti. Jon wrote the “Brink of Distinction” trilogy, of which “Burden of Sisyphus” is the first book, while serving a 16-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.
Jon Messenger is the author of The World Aflame Series, The Brink of Distinction Series and The Magic & Machinery Series.
You could win an advance copy of SALVATION DAY by Kali Wallace, a gripping thriller that takes place in less than 24 hours! But act quickly, because this giveaway is also only 24 hours – and time is running out…
“A smart, gripping thriller you just can’t put down. Explosions, betrayals, morally gray choices and twisty secrets; all set in the world that comes after the end of ours. Perfect for fans of Aliens and locked spaceship murder mysteries.” – Kameron Hurley, Hugo Award-winning author of The Light Brigade
A lethal virus is awoken on an abandoned spaceship in this incredibly fast-paced, claustrophobic thriller.
They thought the ship would be their salvation.
Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap Jaswinder Bhattacharya—the sole survivor of the tragedy, and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the spaceship.
But what Zahra and her crew could not know was what waited for them on the ship—a terrifying secret buried by the government. A threat to all of humanity that lay sleeping alongside the orbiting dead.
So I’m trying to get back into blogging with my hectic schedule, so prepare for short & sweet posts!
Today, I’m discussing what’s on my reading list this week! I read I listen, and then there are books that my boyfriend and I read together in the evening. Each is a different list, so enjoy what’s on our #CurrentlyReading list!
Armada by Ernest Cline (This is voiced by Wil Wheaton, the icon, and I think it’s perfectly done, and am really enjoying the deep dive into nerd culture!)
The 131 Method by Chalene Johnson – I am actively trying to read/listen to ONE book that makes my life better, and I’m hoping this book will help me with my eating goals! Plus, Chalene is the Bomb.com so why wouldn’t I listen?
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux – Thanks to #WunderkindPR I got the whole series and we are PUMPED. This is exactly the type of book we love. The 1800s, Devil, Magic, and so so much more! We’re already like 6 chapters in, and we started LAST NIGHT!
The Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger (#ARC from Penguin/RandomHouse at Denver Pop Culture Con). We already knew of Paul, but after meeting him, and talking to him at DPCC, we HAD to start ASAP. He told us it’s like Pokemon & Full Metal Alchemist had a Leftist Child…. I mean, how can I not? It’s fantastic so far!
In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.
When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…
Fantastic! I am in love with this book! I got this book through the publisher and immediately started reading it. This book blends everything I love into one world, and it’s perfect. We’ve got the Great Library of Alexandra, and it has never been burned. It rules the world. The world has future tech in a most historical setting, and there are small instances of alchemy and steampunk. It’s lovely, well written and engrossing. I will say it started slow, but it grew and grew until all I could think about was the characters, what was going to happen, and when that plot twist happened, I cried. I cried for everything that could’ve been had they known. I cried for all the people who died. This book is fraught with peril, but so well done
“Struck: The Lightning Project Book 1” will be released on December 1st via CHBB / Encompass Teen Publishing
If you think there’s something more embarrassing than your crush walking in on you literally bouncing off your bedroom walls while shrieking your favorite Forever Fading Echoes song into your hairbrush, you’re wrong.
You’re so very wrong.
“Are you ok?” Adam asked me, an amused smile making his gorgeous lips twitch. I could tell he was dying to laugh.
“Uh, yeah,” I mumbled, face burning. “I just uh…I really love this song.”
“Really? Because you’re murdering it,” he replied, evil grin spreading across his stupid, handsome face.
“Is making obvious jokes your super power?” I snapped, crossing my arms and quirking a brow.
He chuckled, that adorable grin going dark as he tugged up the hem of his soft cotton tee shirt to expose his perfectly toned stomach. His abs looked like they were carved from weirdly sexy stone.
“Nope, I think it’s these.”
“I hate you, get out,” I yelled, but I couldn’t help but smile.
Ever since I’d agreed to stay with The Project, we’d been spending more time together. Jones had even agreed to let Adam train me in hand-to-hand combat. So I spent an unfair amount of time on my back, gazing up at him while he towered over me (if they ever make a movie of my life, this is where the training montage should be, FYI). I wasn’t complaining, that’s for damn sure.
Victoria Kinnaird Author Bio & Links
Victoria lives in Glasgow, Scotland with her French Bulldog, Charlie and her pug, Mr T. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2009 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism, Creative Writing and English Lit. Victoria has been writing since she was 15 years old. She loves rock music, and most of her tattoos are related to bands that she loves!
Preorder Santa Fe Woman: An American West Story (American West Series Book 3)
After the tragic years of the Civil War, Rachel Stewart and her brother Isaac decide to leave Missouri for new opportunities. Their family farm is gone and both agree a new life in the trading town of Santa Fe is what they need.
Only, when a Union officer comes into her work for a quick alteration of his Sunday clothes, she wants to learn more about him.
Captain Patrick Sinclair is leaving with his soldiers for Fort Dodge, Kansas. But when he meets Rachel, he is smitten. He tries to imagine ways to come back to Missouri and see her as he leads the men on to their new assignment.