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COMING SOON: The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May

19401348My name is Lady Aileana Kameron.

First the fae murdered my mother. Then they destroyed my world.

Now I’m fighting for more than revenge.

Aileana took a stand against the Wild Hunt, and she lost everything: her home, her family and her friends. Held captive by her enemy, and tormenting herself over her failure, escape seems like only the faintest possibility. But when she gets her chance, she seizes it . . . to rejoin a world devastated by war.

The future is bleak. Hunted by the fae, running for her life, Aileana has only a few options left. Trying to become part of a society scarred by – and hiding from – the Wild Hunt; trusting that a fragile alliance with the fae will save her; or walking the most dangerous path at all: coming in to her own powers as the last of the Falconers . . .

Expected publication: September 17th 2015


The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May

15791085Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?


UKYA Top Books of 2013 part 2

topquietnessKaren Saunders, author of Me, Suzy P : The Quietness by Alison Rattle  is a beautifully written piece of historical fiction, and a fascinating insight into the darker side of Victorian society.

 

 

 

Teri Terry, author of Slated and Fractured: Shine by Candy Gourlay, because it sutopshinerprised me, went places I wasn’t expecting, and I got lost in reading it as a reader without analyzing it the whole time (not something I manage as often as I’d like)

 

 

Sophia Bennett, author of the Threads series, The Look and You Don’t Know Me: 417zg-BNx9L._SY445_Cruel Summer by James Dawson. Great characters, great horror references and some brilliant twists. Great cover too.

 

 

 

ghosthawkKatie Moran, author of  Bloodline and  Hidden Among Us:  Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper, a beautiful and brutal account of the years following first contact between European settlers and the Native American tribes they encountered. It has the most shocking plot twist I’ve ever read, too.”

 

 

CJ Daugherty, author of the Night School series: The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Feisty female lead, evocative Scottish setting and a falconergenuinely steamy romance. Also steam punk elements, fairies and lots of FIGHTING. Addictive as hell.