Waiting On Wednesday # 124 – Shadow Study & Beautiful Redemption

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Shadow Study

Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders #1
Genre: Fantasy
Expected Publication: February 24th 2015

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue.

Once, only her own life hung in the balance.

Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands and protect her relationship with Valek.

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job - and his life - are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret - or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is - while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.

Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous,

Beautiful Redemption
Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, #2)Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: Beautiful #4
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: January 31st 2015

If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?

No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.

Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.

Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.

In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!!


  1. Ohhh. Which Maddox is this one? How is he related to Travis?

  2. The cover of Beautiful Redemption is gorgeous, but I think I'm going to pass on it. Unless you declare it way better than the last one.

  3. Ooooh Great Picks :) hope you get them soon

  4. Shadow Study looks interesting. Beautiful Redemption was on my list a few weeks back. I'm looking forward to reading Thomas story.

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  5. Thomas, the eldest brother... not long now!!

  6. Ok, I will let you know, cos I am a sucker, and all that!!

  7. I may have Shadow Study already... got to love Harlequin!!

  8. I'm intrigued by Shadow Study and I freaking love the cover for Beautiful Redemption. The book I've been waiting forever for...Burned...it released TODAY!! Hope you're having a great week, girl!

  9. Have you read Maria's work before? I just love her work!

  10. The Maddox Brothers series is on my TBR pile. The series looks so darn good. Hopefully, I will get to it soon.

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  11. YAY Naomi! I had no idea Schnyder was writing another series, thanks for letting me know!
    Have a great afternoon and evening, happy reading.

  12. I wanna read these too hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  13. YES! I definitely want to read Beautiful Redemption! And Shadow Study is new to me. It does sound really good!

  14. Oh, wow! I had no idea that Snyder was writing a new study book. Very interesting! I actually have to confess that I still haven't read the third book in the Poison Study series. Why? Because I'm a series failure. I have this habit of reading all but the last book in a series. It's so crazy!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  15. I am so excited for it! I will dive into it ASAP!!

  16. I think so too. Always love more from that world!

  17. I hope so too... I may have an Arc of Shadow Study now!!

  18. I love both these! SS is a spinoff, can't wait!

  19. Haha! I love that series, so I cannot wait to read SS!!

  20. Which is good, I can't let my TBR shelf whither and die, now, can I?

  21. Got to love those Maddox brothers. I still have Beautiful Oblivion sitting on my shelf. I must get to that.

  22. Jessica @ a GREAT readMay 23, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    very nice! I LOOOOOOOOOVED Shadow Study! It was awesome! I was soooo happy Maria decided to write another trilogy with these characters because it's one of my faves!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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