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Friday, March 18, 2016

Blog Tour, Reviews, & Giveaway: Steel & Stone Series by Annette Marie

Discover the World of the Steel & Stone Series by Annette Marie In CHASE THE DARK…

Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen meets Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me in CHASE THE DARK, the first book in the addictive Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy Steel & Stone series. All Piper wants is to be a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. When she’s framed for a treasonous crime, she knows she’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust except two seriously hot—and equally untrustworthy—daemons.
People are raving about the Steel & Stone series!
I have found my 'dream' book! Let's make sure I have my checklist right and what I LOVED about this book: Kick ass female = check. Fantasy world = check. Hot leading man = double check and increasing in this case. Action, adventurous, with more kicking-ass = CHECK. Creatures = dragons, incubus then yes check. O yes...Dragons anyone?? = check. – Pandora’s Opened Box

“When everyone wants you dead, good help is really hard to find.”

Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are three obstacles in her way.

The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?

The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.

And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.

Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the city gunning to kill her. She’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust — no one except two entirely untrustworthy daemons ... See problems one and two.

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Title: Chase the Dark
Series: Steel & Stone #1
Author: Annette Marie

Publisher: Annette Marie

Publication Date: October 12, 2014
Pages: 302

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural

Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: 5

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, I now have a new favorite series and a new favorite author!! I cannot stress enough how absolutely amazing this book is! This book surpassed all of my expectations and then some. It has everything that I love about young adult books. I simply could not stop reading.

What I liked
These characters are perfection! I instantly fell in love with the three main characters in this series. They are magical. And the way that they flow off of one another's chemistry is flawless. 

The character development is amazing! The backstories and the little things that make up who a character really is shine through. I felt like I knew these characters on a personal level. I felt what they felt and experienced things with them. I just felt so close to them.

While this story is based on other popular ideas, the way that Annette Marie fashioned it is wholly unique. I have never read anything like it. I loved the world that Annette Marie created in this book. I was devouring every detail and I couldn't get enough!

The plot is catching and well thought out. The whole story flows so nicely. There are twists and turns to keep you guessing. All of the elements of a great story are perfectly balanced to keep you wanting more and more. 

I loved the writing style. The story is written very fluidly, taking you exactly where you need to go at exactly the right time. It's brilliant.

What I didn't like
Thinking the series over in my head, I can't come up with a single thing that I disliked while I was reading this series. Not a thing. Seriously. I think that only thing that I dislike is that it comes to an end. 

Would I Recommend It
YES, OMG, YES!!! Get. This. Series. NOW!! If you pick up this series you will not be disappointed. It is rare that a book or a book series touches me so deeply, but this one has become my new favorite. I haven't felt this passionate about a book series in a long time.

Excerpt for CHASE THE DARK
 (Steel & Stone Book 1)

 Every gun was pointed at her. This time she knew they meant business. The prefects she hadn’t permanently downed took a few steps back, getting out of the potential crossfire.

“Hit one more of my men and we’ll open fire,” the man at the back called. “Lie on the floor with your hands on the back of your head. Now!”

Before she could obey and get arrested, or disobey and get shot, the air rippled. Electricity filled the atmosphere, crackling like lightning about to strike. She heard a weird rushing sound, then there was harsh breathing right behind her; someone stood at her back.

“Are you going to shoot me?” The voice that asked the question was deep and guttural, sepulchral and alien in a way that froze everyone in the vicinity.

Every gun was now aimed at a point just over Piper’s right shoulder. She tried to keep her breathing steady as fear tightened every prefect’s face. Men who had faced the ten-foot minotaur without batting an eyelid, trained and seasoned fighters, were staring over her shoulder with shaking hands and pale faces.

She slowly licked her lips. “Ash?” she whispered.

He shifted closer until he brushed against her back. “Do you have what we need?” he breathed. The heat of his body made her shiver.

“Yes,” she breathed back.

He huffed in relief, sounding almost normal for a second. Then he slid one arm around her waist, delicately as though he were afraid of accidentally crushing her.

“Don’t move or we’ll shoot,” the prefect leader yelled.

“That,”‌ Ash said as he extended one hand in front of Piper, ‌“would only make me angry.”
Piper stared at his hand, too shocked to move or to think. His outspread fingers were black with a dull gleam like leather, the tips smoothly forming long claws. Large black scales covered the back of his hand and ran up the top of his arm like an armguard. The scales gave way to human skin, leaving the underside of his arm disconcertingly normal. Somehow, that was even freakier.
The air grew hot around them. It sizzled. The lead prefect jerked like he was about to yell the word that would riddle Piper and Ash with bullets, then light flashed in Ash’s palm and everything exploded for a second time.

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BIND THE SOUL (Steel & Stone Book 2)

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“Piper!” he roared.

She bolted, arms flailing for balance as she ran for the waiting car. The back door opened. She caught a glimpse of Miysis before he moved back to make room for her.
“Piper, get back in here right now!”
She dove into the darkness of the car. Miysis reached across her and pulled the door closed as the car began moving. Piper glanced out the window in time to see Quinn running across the lawn after her, fear stamped across his face. Her insides squirmed with guilt. He couldn’t know who owned the black car and he couldn’t have seen Miysis in the shadowy interior. All he’d seen was his daughter, wearing a dress for the first time in years, sneaking out to a mysterious car with unknown occupants one night after he’d found out she was possibly participating in illegal activities. She hoped he didn’t think she’d just been picked up by a pimp.
Miysis eased back into his seat as the car sped up. She pulled her skirt down to where it belonged and gave him a quick once over. Her heart sank. He looked like a million bucks in a smoky gray tux with a silvery vest and a fancy-collared shirt. His honey blond hair was tousled in a perfect mix of messy and deliberate and his golden-green eyes almost glowed in the dark interior of the car.
Sitting next to him, she looked ridiculously cheap and underdressed. His gaze flicked over her stupid little dress. He opened his mouth to speak.
“I didn’t have anything to wear,” she wailed before he could complain. “I didn’t have anything.”
“I know,” he said with a hint of a smile. “That’s why I brought you something.”
He pointed to a long garment bag hanging beside him.
She blinked. “You bought me a dress?”
He smiled, by all appearances totally serene. “You didn’t think I would let my date go in rags, did you?”
“Your—your date?” She gaped at him. “I’m going as your date? I—I thought you were making me one of your attendants or something.”
Daemon royalty always had a gaggle of advisors, attendants, and bodyguards following them around.
“Really, Piper. How would I explain the daughter of the Head Consul waiting on me? You should be glad I didn’t have a date already.”
“But—but—” She goggled.
Miysis was one of the top-ranking Overworld daemons. Going as his date was like going to a coronation with a member of a royal family. She’d never imagined he would go out on a limb like that for her. The entire political community would be gossiping about it for months. She might be the Head Consul’s daughter, but compared to Miysis, she was a dirt-poor commoner.
“But aren’t you worried what people will think?” she asked.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the looks on their faces,” he said with satisfaction. “The confusion and alarm will be priceless. They won’t know what to make of it.”
She thought about it then shrugged. “I guess if you don’t mind …”
He canted one eye toward her. “Do you?”

The most important rule for an Apprentice Consul is simple: Don't get involved with daemons. Well, Piper is planning to break that rule — big time.

After a near-deadly scandal with the Sahar Stone, she has the chance to return to the only life she's ever wanted. All she has to do to keep her Apprenticeship is forget about Ash and Lyre. Ash might be enigmatic and notoriously lethal, and Lyre might be as sinfully irresistible as he is irritating, but they’re not bad for a couple of daemons.

There's just one problem: Ash is missing.

Really, she shouldn't risk her future for him. He lied. He betrayed her. But he also saved her life, damn it. Wherever he is, he's in trouble, and if she doesn't save his sorry butt, who will? But with every dangerous secret she unravels, each one darker than the last, she slips deeper into Ash's world — a world with no escape for either of them.


Title: Bind the Soul
Series: Steel & Stone #2
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher: Annette Marie
Publication Date: January 9, 2015
Pages: 304
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Source: ARC from publisher
Rating: 5

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Things get so much more interesting in the second book of the Steel & Stone series! 

What I liked
I loved that we delved in even more to the characters. We got to see so much more of their past and their inner selves. The character building just keeps getting better with this series! 

I love how much the characters are evolving. They are becoming so much closer. We are seeing more than one side to the characters. Their relationships are sprouting into something beautiful.

I love the way that Piper and Ash are coming together. They seem so perfect for each other, and in other ways not at all. I am so curious to see what becomes of them. I am so rooting for them!

The plot is getting so complex! There are so many little things that are coming together from the first book. We are getting glimpses of things that make us see the bigger picture. The story is so well thought out and comes together nicely as the series progresses. 

What I didn't like
As with the first book, I have no complaints about this book! I loved every moment!

Would I Recommend It
YES. YES. YES. Get this series now and thank me tomorrow. This series really is amazing. I haven't felt this passionate about a book or a series in a long time. I can't wait to finish the next book!

YIELD THE NIGHT (Steel & Stone Book 3)

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“Kindra, no—”
The daemon rose to her feet, shedding her glamour in the same movement. Her wild red hair drifted outward, suddenly immune to gravity. Her ears were now pointed, cheeks hollow beneath dramatically sharp cheekbones. Her eyes were huge and black as coal. Her body, more willowy and lightweight than ever, coiled in readiness. Narrow red things—scales? feathers?—rose in lines on her arms like a cat’s hair standing on end.
Before Piper could even finish her protest, Kindra sprang out of the trees. With impossible speed, she flashed across the expanse of lawn. Piper swore under her breath and ran out after her, keeping low.
Kindra was on the first man before he could turn. Piper didn’t see what Kindra did but the man screamed as he fell. The others spun toward the daemon. She dashed away, almost too fast for the eye to follow, then reappeared, making a grab for a second one. The third got his gun up and fired but Kindra abandoned her target and flashed away, a dark blur. His gun flipped up, hitting him in the face, struck by an invisible blow from the daemon. He staggered, brandishing his rifle and wildly looking around for Kindra.
Between the darkness, the haze of rain, and the lethal daemon, none of them noticed Piper coming.

After surviving a round-trip to hell, Piper figures she can survive anything. After all, she just lived through the devastating loss of her Consul apprenticeship and a torturous stint at boarding school. How much worse could it get?

Well, she wasn’t expecting a group of crazy radicals to burn her home to the ground and take her prisoner.

The Gaians, a.k.a. the crazy radicals, plan to rid Earth of daemons and they need Piper’s help. In exchange for her cooperation, they promise her the answer to all her problems: magic. With her own magic, she could reclaim her apprenticeship, the only future she’s ever wanted. But her magic comes at price — it could kill her.

With the life she’s always known crumbling around her and her future slipping from her grasp, she needs Ash’s help one more time. But the greatest danger of all lies within her, and no matter what she does, she may lose everything — including him.


Title: Yield the Night
Series: Steel & Stone #3
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher: Annette Marie
Publication Date: March 18, 2015
Pages: 278
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Source: ARC from publisher
Rating: 5

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This series is blossoming into something epic. Every book in this series is better than the last. All of my expectations were met with this book, and then some!

What I liked
The most incredible thing about this series is how the story grows into something just so epic. The story being told is so captivating. Everything syncs up with the story so magically. I love all of the details. The way that this plot was thought out is brilliant. My hats off to Annette Marie, because, seriously...epic.

The action scenes are mind blowing! The way that Annette Marie choreographs the action scenes is truly a touch of genius.

The story is so addicting. I was glued to this book. I had to know what was going to happen next. The story is told so passionately that you can't help but crave more.

I love that this book is not predictable. I like that there are twists that you don't see coming. 

I love the way that the characters grow in this book. Especially Piper. She is becoming stronger and more sure of herself. Her growth in this book is really endearing. She struggles with her vulnerabilities, but she comes out on top. I have been rooting for her since the first book. Her character is so likeable. 

What I didn't like
The pacing at the beginning of the book seemed a little slow, but I think that is only because I was going through Ash withdrawals. Hehe. Other than that, I had no negative thought while reading this book. 

Would I Recommend It

Yes. This book, and this series, is a work of genius. I advise picking this up because it will be your new favorite series!

FEED THE FLAMES (Steel & Stone Book 3.5)

​In this short story addition to the Steel & Stone series, discover the fate of Seiya and Lyre following the conclusion of YIELD THE NIGHT (Steel & Stone #3).

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“So your spell will disable the collar for . . . how long?”
“Maybe five minutes.”
She masked her shock. Most daemons performed magic through on-the-spot spell-casting. Magic could also be woven into materials such as metals and gemstones, but that was far more complex. Creating weavings that could interact with other weavings was high-level magic. She couldn’t do anything like that, and neither could Ash. Sure, they’d learned how to set a spell in a piece of stone or metal, but they weren’t inventing intricate, interactive weavings.
Developing new magic was the life’s work of the most gifted daemon minds. The only daemons she knew with that kind of talent worked at Chrysalis, Samael’s most sinister business. They’d developed some of the most complex magic she’d ever heard of, like the collar that had nearly killed Ash.
She studied Lyre, swallowing the touch of suspicion trying to creep into her voice. Spell weaving wasn’t something a daemon picked up on the fly.
“Where did you learn to make stuff like that?”
He rolled his eyes. “You’re right. This is the perfect time to share my life’s story.”

In this short story addition to the Steel & Stone series, discover the fate of Seiya and Lyre following the conclusion of YIELD THE NIGHT (Steel & Stone #3). 

Seiya wants nothing more than to disappear with her brother, safe from all the enemies that would tear them apart. But now she, along with Lyre, has been taken prisoner. Separated from Ash, his fate unknown, and tormented by memories of her imprisonment in Asphodel, she must put her faith in Lyre and his carefully guarded secrets. To have any chance of escape, they’ll have to work together to find a way out before they learn what fate their captors are planning for them.


Title: Feed the Flames
Series: Steel & Stone #3.5
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher: Annette Marie
Publication Date: July 22, 2015
Pages: 45
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Source: ARC from publisher
Rating: 5

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I really love this novella. I really loved getting a deeper glimpse into both Lyre and Seiya. By the end of the novella, you can see something change inside Seiya. I think that the experience changed her deeply. It made her look at things differently from before. You also really get to see the kind of person Lyre really is. He makes a sacrifice for Seiya and it shows how compassionate he is. It was really touching. I had so many feels for Lyre in this one. He is such a curious individual. There is so much more underneath the surface. 

Would I Recommend It

Yes. If you are a fan of the series then you MUST read this!! It not only adds to the story, but adds to the character development. It's awesome. I would love to read more novellas like this one about some of the other characters. 

REAP THE SHADOWS (Steel & Stone Book 4)

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An animal snarl ripped through the silence as the beast dove for them like a half-ton missile. She threw her hands up and cast a shield. Black fire exploded outward when the creature slammed into her spell. The dragon rebounded into the air, great wings beating as it roared.
Piper spun to see that all the apprentices were on the ground, having thrown themselves down when the monster had charged them.
“Get up and run!” she yelled.
Lexa yanked Lee up by his arm. “Go!”
The apprentices scrambled to their feet and bolted down the alley. Lexa ran after them, but Piper’s eyes were locked on the second shadow. It held still, standing on the rooftop with partially spread wings. She could feel the burn of the draconian’s gaze on her. He was here for her.
With a frantic glance toward the fleeing apprentices, she turned and ran between two buildings. Just before her line of sight was cut off, she saw the dragon swoop over the heads of its prey, letting out a terrifying roar even as it deliberately missed them by several feet. It must be herding them away.
Fighting for calm, Piper sprinted down the narrow passageway between buildings—too narrow for a draconian’s wingspan. Darkness enclosed her but she didn’t dare create any light. She ran on, stumbling over cracks and garbage. She could feel the press of the draconian’s stare and knew he was following her, not the others.
Ahead of her, the passageway opened up into a wide street faintly illuminated by a single streetlamp. She skidded to a stop just short of the sidewalk, lifted her gun, and waited.

Piper is feeling a bit overwhelmed. With Seiya and Lyre missing, Ash recovering from near fatal injuries, and the Gaians picking fights with daemons all over the city, a girl can’t help but think she might be in over her head. And this time, she’s on her own. 

Before she even has a chance to investigate the Gaians’ new stockpile of mysterious, high-tech weaponry, an old enemy ambushes her: Samael’s henchman Raum. He wants Ash’s help and won’t take “get lost” for an answer. She doesn’t know if she can trust Raum, but even more than that, she can’t trust herself with Ash. Sooner or later he’ll catch up to her, and she fears she won’t be able to walk away from him a second time. 

Despite her feelings, it will take their combined strength to face a frightening discovery about the Gaians. She and Ash begin to realize that the daemon war is coming to Earth, and they might be the only ones who can stop it — if it’s not already too late.


Title: Reap the Shadows
Series: Steel & Stone #4
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher: Annette Marie
Publication Date: October 16, 2015
Pages: 304
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Rating: 5

OMG, I need more! This series is blowing my mind! I just finished this book and I am already having withdrawals. I NEED this series. I NEED more. This series is so addicting! So many feels!

What I liked
The progression of this series is fantastic! It's been a while since I've read a series with such incredible story telling. The details from each book are woven so beautifully to create a story so complex and energizing. I am in such awe of the writing. Annette Marie is such a masterful storyteller. I am a fan for life!

This book made me have so many emotions! I was happy, devastated, anxious...just all over the emotional spectrum. 

The characters in this series have grown so much. It has been a while since I have read a series with a group of characters that have overtaken my heart. I love the characters in this series so much. I feel so close to them because Annette Marie writes them so vividly. The way that each character evolves and how the relationships grow is magical. 

This series sucks you in. You feel so connected to this world and all of the characters. There is suspense that makes you lose your mind with wanting to know what happens next. I love the pacing in the book and in the series. 

What I didn't like
Once in a while a book or series comes along that is truly flawless, and this is one of those books/series. There are no plot holes, no filler, no horribly annoying characters to hate. Everything in this book and in this series is necessary and tells an epic story. There is nothing to dislike.

Would I Recommend It
OMG, YES!! This series just gets better and better! This book with blow you away and make you crave an ending. I feel like an addict with this series, craving another hit. I finished this series a week ago, and it is still ALL I can think about. Get this series NOW and then feel free to drop me your thanks. Hehe.

UNLEASH THE STORM (Steel & Stone Book 5)

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A thirteenth griffin dropped through the opening in the ceiling to land in the center of the aisle. Golden hair brushed across his face, most of it captured in a thick braid that hung down to his waist. Topaz jewels on fine white gold chains had been woven through the plait, making it glitter. His clothing was a mixture of rich red silks and light armor, as beautiful as it was functional. He held a long sword in one hand.
His eyes, normally a bright yellow-green, were black as pitch as they locked on her like a lion stalking an injured gazelle.
“Miysis.” She couldn’t help the cautious note in her voice.
He lifted his blade out to one side of his body, a casual but attack-ready position.
“Piper. Draw your sword.” The words were an icy croon in his impossibly melodic voice, almost as beautiful as Lyre’s incubus harmonics.
Oh shit. It was pretty safe to say he knew exactly who had killed his sister, and he intended to kill Piper for it in a formal execution of justice.
“Miysis—” she began.
He gave the tip of his sword a little flick—some kind of signal. His soldiers surged into motion, moving blindingly fast. In seconds, they had surrounded her and Miysis, creating a circle around them. Miysis glided a few steps closer to her, his black eyes not shifting from her face. His golden-brown wings were folded behind his back and his tail swished slowly behind him, the end flaring in a fan of feathers.
“Miysis, can we—” she tried again.
“Draw your sword.” He lifted his, light sliding across the shining steel, and she knew that was her last warning.

Piper thought she could handle the Sahar, the most powerful magical weapon in existence. She thought she could protect her loved ones and stop a war. She thought she could make a difference.

She was wrong, and her mistakes were paid for in blood.

Leaving her world—and her failures—behind, she retreats to the Underworld with Ash and the other draconians. They forge deep into long abandoned mountains, the first draconians to fly the valleys and passes in centuries—or so they thought. Until now, Ash’s mysterious heritage has been nothing but a name, but his presence does not go unnoticed. A new danger stalks him, one that may be even greater than what they escaped.

Cut off from the power she’d come to rely on and lost in a world where she doesn’t belong, Piper has never felt so hopeless. But she must find her strength, and find it quickly, before she loses Ash to an ancient power he can’t fight, before her home is devastated by the daemon war, and before her mind, body, and soul are consumed by the Sahar’s insidious magic.


Title: Unleash the Storm
Series: Steel & Stone #5
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher: Annette Marie
Publication Date: March 4, 2016
Pages: 432
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Rating: 5

I can't believe it is over. OMG, I seriously don't know what to do with myself now. I am having major book hangover. I finished book 5 in the Steel & Stone series days ago and I still can't think about anything else. I hardly have words to describe how awesome this series is. It made me cry, it made me giggle, it just plain made me FEEL things. I haven't been this invested in a series in so long and it feels amazing. Annette Marie is my new favorite author and Steel & Stone is my new favorite series. Each book in this series gets better and better and book 5 was just incredible. This book series has changed me. We all know what it feels like to read a book or a book series and you just feel different inside. You can feel the story lodged in your chest. This is the way that this book and the rest of the series will make you feel.

What I liked
Everything. No, seriously, everything.

One of the absolute best things about this series is how complex the characters are. I love how much they grow as the series goes on. And even better is the way the characters relate to one another and interact with one another. All of the relationships are choreographed so expertly. 

The story is woven so beautifully and masterfully. The way things come together at the end are mind-blowingly perfect. Every single little detail from all of the books keep building up and they converge at the end harmoniously. The way that things play out really is perfect. 

I really liked all of the new characters in this book. I loved seeing all of the draconians surviving together. I really loved how they embraced Piper (for the most part) and how her relationship with all of them grows. 

What I didn't like
This book and this series as a whole is flawless. Truly flawless. There wasn't a single thing that I disliked about this book or the series. 

There were a couple of things that I dwelt upon at the end, but I by no means disliked the book for not knowing the answers. It was more of a curiosity. ---SPOILER AHEAD--- I was curious about whether or not Piper and Ash could have children together since they are both "dragons" in a sense. Tenryu and Shenryu are siblings, so the draconians and the Overworld water dragons are related then, right? The only other thing that I was super curious about is which Underworld caste was in Piper's ancestry. We found out that her Overworld caste was the more powerful daemon blood in her, but we never found out her Underworld caste ancestry. I was curious if that could have played a role somewhere in one aspect of the story or another.

Would I Recommend It
YES, by all the glorious gods across every spectrum, you HAVE to read this series and this book!! This series and this book are brilliant. Enough said. 

Author Bio:
Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, which includes the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night. Her first love is fantasy, a limitless realm of creativity where she can break all the boring rules of real life, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of northern Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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