2015 has been a banner year for me creatively, professionally, and personally. So in the spirit of the winter holidays, I thought it a good time to “give back” and share my success with others. And, more importantly, highlight some of the best books that I read this year. The Twelve Days of Indie-Mas will feature twelve independently published books/series that spoke to me this year, and ones that I think should be added to your holiday gift list. These are listed in no particular order of greatness, because I loved them all.
On the fourth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me…
A marshall named Thierry
I went on a crazy series binge-reading extravaganza, and I was really glad all four books of this series were available for my hot little hands. I will say that Book 1 felt like a prequel, and is basically that, so you might want to start with Book 2, then move to Book 3 or 4. Or read them in order. Either way, you’re in for a run ride.
Why I loved it
Father-daughter feels to the max. There’s a villain named Rook that you literally have no idea what side he’s on. Brooding love interest named Shaw. And Thierry just takes none of your shit, thank-you-very-much. The opening chapters are worth it in themselves with likes like “My pseudo-soon-to-be-ex-husband.”
Who would I gift this to?
Fans of urban fantasy, those who love to hate an obnoxious character (think Storm in Girl of Fire and Thorns), those who love a girl trying to figure out how to do the right thing when every decision is wrong.
About the Book
Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.
Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.
Buy it. Buy it now.