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A Promise of Fire
A Promise of Fire | Amanda Bouchet
"This book has it all: A heroine full of spunk and spark, a hero full of mystery and masculinity, and an epic story full of intrigue and action. You will fall in love these delicious characters. This book is utterly breathtaking! Fantasy romance at its finest!"Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER... "Cat" Catalia Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have slapped her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever. BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.
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hes7
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Catching up on prompts I missed…

“Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker―the woman who divines truth through lies―and he wants her to be a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm. Kidnapping her off the street is simple enough, but keeping her by his side is infuriatingly tough. … Can he ever hope to prove to his once-captive that he wants her there by his side as his equal, his companion... and maybe someday, his Queen?”

#royalty #loveathon

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tracy.anne8
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Oh this was a good one. I'm not overly familiar with high fantasy so not sure it would be considered that but I love the magic and world building in this one. The romance was good if a little cringy at the end a few times but I really liked it otherwise. #audiobook #scribd #fantasy #fantasyromance #romantsy

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Witchireader93
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1. Fantasy-dragons make everything better
2. Always- especially if I'm in a slump too
3. Inkspell, Harry Potter, or promise of fire :)

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nitalibrarian
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There are new editions of The Kingmaker Chronicles out this year. The 1st book is out now. I love this series. This new edition has added Griffin points of view at the end of the book.😍

Chrissyreadit I really enjoyed this series too. And that cover is gorgeous. 11mo
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andreajanel_reads
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Why I adore this entire series: The EPIC banter. His self-assuredness and single-minded pursuit. Cat and Griffin are an OTP unlike any other. They push each other's boundaries, fight for each other, have raw, painful conversations and an intense connection they cannot deny. Their love story is about accepting your partner's foibles and knowing that flaws are intrinsic, and appreciating them. Their love is unconditional and awe-inspiring.

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StarDreams
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I've been trying to get my hands on a physical copy for months and it finally arrived in the mail today. 🙏

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my.books.in.squares
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Hoping to finish this book today. Its such a fun quick read.

#currentlyreading #romantasy

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QuietlyLaura
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I pluck at my crimson tunic, tenting the lightweight linen away from my sticky skin.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Witchireader93
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I finally got out of my reading slump from quarantine. Wasn't sure what it was until I found this book again. I'd been wanting to re read it and lost it but as soon as I found it after four months my slump was broken and read it in a day and finished a couple other books in the following few days.

annahenke I absolutely love this series!! 3y
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ElectricKatyLand
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Loved this. Heroine hiding her past and magic is kidnapped by a warrior who wants/needs her (and her talents). This novel has a greek mythology backdrop, and is full of action and slow-burn romance. Recommend.

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Cat was a strategist with powers given to her by the gods one minute, and acted much like a spoiled brat the next. So of course the older warlord fell for her. Not a bad read, entertaining enough. Also, while not a cliffhanger, ending was an obvious setup for book two.

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Witchireader93
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Oh my God an amazing book! If you like romance and mythology so good

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Bookgirl
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Ahhh vacation reading! Brought along the King Maker trilogy as my fun, on vacation, fantasy romance reads. The first book did not disappoint. Cliched? Yes. Follows a romance formula? Yes. Enjoyable? Yes! This is light reading but with an interesting fantasy world and fun characters. The romance is, as noted, predictable, but it was still good. It‘s not a terribly steamy book - I think my recent YA reads were more risqué - but it worked. #vacation

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Nessavamusic
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A series that started strong but sadly did not deliver on the #Promise by book three. 😫
#LiteraryLove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😫😫😫 4y
JMEdwards I agree. I enjoyed the series but by book three I was like, figure it out already! 4y
TheBookBinge I was the same way! Too bad... 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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A fun book, strong female protagonist, and many #wildcreatures #nofemmeber

Cinfhen No song??? 😘😆 4y
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I was so tired! Remembered at last minute, And behind in buddy read- that snow Day was a lot of work! 4y
Billypar Nice one- promises to be exciting! ☺️ 4y
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Laughterhp
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#SeptemberStats - #ReadingResolutions

Was having reading ADD this month and was having trouble settling on books. So I only got 9 in. (Also has a lot of stuff to do for my brothers wedding this month, which was Friday).

Reviewsbylola Great month, especially with what you had going on. 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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Laughterhp
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Woo! Made my reading challenge goal for the year!! (In September!)

I wonder how many more I‘ll be able to read before the end of the year!

CrowCAH Congrats! 5y
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 5y
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
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inthegreensandblues Congratulations! 👏 5y
Jas16 🙌🏽 5y
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Laughterhp
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Ahh this book was amazing! I picked it up because I was in the mood for a fantasy and this one is a romantasy, which I had never read before.

I stayed up until midnight Monday night reading and then all I wanted to do was read today and finish it.

I can‘t believe the way it ended and I immediately need to pick up the next book in the series!

I‘m so glad Sarah MacLean recommended this book on her Instagram!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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moarbookspleaze
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$1.99 on Nook and Kindle. Highly recommend.

Dragon It‘s the same price at the iBook store 👍😀🐉 5y
moarbookspleaze @Dragon Thanks for looking into that. I never think to look there. 5y
Dragon Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to reading 5y
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AmandaL
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This was the exact kind of book candy I was in the mood for. Did the lady protest too much? Yes, but it was a fun fantasy romance that I plowed through in two days. I liked that the world building was based on Greek mythology. I can't wait to dive into the next book.

robinb I loved this as well! I need to get to the next 2 in the series. 5y
AmandaL @robinb Luckily I already took out book 2 from the library. Now let's see if I get to it before I have to return it. 😁 5y
robinb @AmandaL I purchased both two and three when they came out. I‘ll look forward to seeing what you think about the second. 😊 5y
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annahenke
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Finally back on Litsy and reading again! Loving this steamy fantasy. #fantasy #romance

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TheBookHutch
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What a fantastic and thrilling fantasy! Epic battles, magical prophecies and steamy romance all come together in this compelling package. With characters you will love and a world based on beloved mythological elements, it will draw you in and hold you tight. I am very much looking forward to reading the next one!

Chelleo Great review! Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon (edited) 5y
RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome! #litsywelcomewagon 5y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 5y
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ReadZenRites Hi 👋🏻Welcome to Litsy ✨📚✨ 5y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😊 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻👋🏻 5y
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Beachesnbooks
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#currentlyreading this fantasy romance (romantasy?) that I've only heard good things about. I'm looking for a new series to fill the Kate Daniels void since the last book in that series is out this year, and I'm liking this one a lot so far!

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BiblioBimbo
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My #TBRjar seems to be in a romantic mood lately! This one was surprisingly good! A bit shaky at the start but I have to say I got really invested. Although the use of Greek gods and mythology in a fantasy world that had nothing else to do with Ancient Greece was...odd to say the least. Still an exciting and entertaining read and I'm looking forward to book 2!

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BiblioBimbo
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That awkward moment when you're super stoked to start your next book but it's trapped on your (extremely) dead kindle. 😩🕓🕘🕝🕢

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NMaret
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I usually read 2 books simultaneously, one while I work out at the gym, another I read in my spare moments at home. This one is my Gym book

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thec0zy
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Christmas reads with A Muppet Christmas Carol in the background 🎄🎁
#romantsy #ghostofChristmasPresent

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moarbookspleaze
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If you are into Sarah MacLean you‘d be into this.

Dragon Thanks just picked the iBook up for 0.99 👍 5y
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moarbookspleaze
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I do love the kindle/audible sync.

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moarbookspleaze
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So excited to read this!

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MeganAnn
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More #bookmail today! I won this one courtesy of a #bookriot giveaway. It includes a signed bookplate on the inside cover. This sounds really interesting and I'm excited to read it!

Jas16 I really liked this one 6y
MeganAnn @Jas16 that's good to hear! I don't when I'll get to it, but it looks promising 6y
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Jokila
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Guys! Go grab this one at $1.99 while you can! As you can see from its list of accolades, it's worth it! Great world building, fun story, plus a dragon battle! 🐉 One of my fav romance series and I hope to see more like it soon! 😘❤️ #romantsy

mjdowens Damn you enablers! It has been purchased🙄 6y
Jokila @mjdowens 🎶💃🏻🎉 6y
ScientistSam I 💕 this series too! Looking forward to the third book coming out! 6y
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TheRomantiCate
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Um so this happened on Facebook!!! It's always awesome to feel connected to a fav author... also pardon my fangirling 😜😜😜

BookishMarginalia How fun! 6y
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amysandas
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Loved this book! High fantasy and hot romance. Intense and beautiful.

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KipSpecki
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Great read!
About mid way Cat's "i can't..." (like him, let them know who I am, accept people in my life) mantra was a little over done but I loved the world and the story was good. The Beta Team ❤️❤️ is awesome and Griffin is too good to be true- swoon. Stepping out to the bookstore today for the next one!

Chachic I enjoyed this one, I thought it was a fun read but the second one didn't work for me. 6y
KipSpecki Oh no!! That was next on my list. 6y
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Bitchezwhobrunchwithbookz
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Chachic Enjoyed reading this one 👌 6y
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MeganB
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Spontaneous lunchtime library trip led to this spontaneous checkout. I've heard a lot of good things, hopefully it lives up to all of them 😊

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Chrissyreadit
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Not what I expected. But after an emotionally draining week and needing pure escape, this was perfect! An entertaining heroine, Greek mythology, romance, fantasy. Totally a win for me.

ScientistSam I really enjoy this series! 6y
LizzyM Me, too! 6y
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JoannaShupe
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I know I'm late to the party on these books, but this was FANTASTIC. If you saw and loved Wonder Woman, you will absolutely LOVE this book. Kick-ass, snarky heroine who is part goddess, wrapped in a world based on mythology. Holy moly, the world-building!! #romantsy #romance

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aizekj
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Oh so good! Once I got into it I couldn't stop. I don't have the next book in the series yet and I have to read other books before I can get to it anyway. 😣 Nooo... I want more right now!

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NeverendingTBR
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What can I say about this cover 😍

MeganB Is this the British cover?? 😱😱 6y
NeverendingTBR @MeganB yep 👍🏻 6y
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thec0zy
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My sister was in LA this weekend, so she stopped by The Ripped Bodice (the only brick and mortar romance bookstore in the contiguous US)!! She got to meet the owners, two lovely sisters and their adorable Instastar corgi, Fitzwilliam Waffles!

She even brought me back three books 😍 #sheluvsmegood #bookhaul #bestsister #romantsy

Jas16 So jealous! I need to make a trip there. 6y
Cinfhen Great photo, fabulous sister💞 6y
thec0zy @Jas16 You and me both!! 6y
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thec0zy @Cinfhen thank you, and she definitely is 💕 6y
JazzFeathers What a fantastic name for a romance bookshop! 6y
TsundokuAleax I have heard about this shop. Was it ad amazing as I hope it is? 6y
thec0zy @JazzFeathers it always makes me smile 🤓 6y
thec0zy @TsundokuAleax it was by all accounts; my sister won't stop gushing! I can't wait to check it out by myself. 6y
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raelaschoenherr
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This was fun! The fantasy elements were entertaining, and I enjoyed all the characters as well! The romance got romancey more quickly than I would have liked, and I never super love when the guy is that possessive (and, in my opinion, a bit pushy!) but the characters were for sure likable enough to carry the story. I'll read the next one, which I happen to already have from the library. #romantsy

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raelaschoenherr
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Coffee and Kindle. This is what Saturdays were made for!

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ImAnAdult
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Day 9 of #Riotgrams: Author Who Shares Your Name. So jazzed to share the name Amanda with this author as her debut novel was my favorite read of 2016!

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Goodreads' list of the #BestDebutsOf2016 included this, one of my favorite reads of the year! This one didn't win the Goodreads award, but it got my vote!

#FeistyFeb @RealLifeReading

LizzyM Loved it too!! 6y
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ScientistSam
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I really enjoyed this fantasy romance! Yes, there are some problematic parts that got this mixed reviews (most notably a kidnapping at the start of the book) but this is a classic fantasy story of a reluctant hero(ine) in a world I want to keep reading about, mixed with a romance story. The world building incorporates Greek mythology, which is unusual. I am going back to the bookstore to buy the sequel, and I will likely eventually reread this.

moranadatter Fantastic! I picked up a copy for my kindle when it was super cheap. 6y
ScientistSam @kmdartist I'll be interested in knowing what you think! The love story had a bit too much of the reluctant lady (I hate him! But why do I hate him? No, I must hate him!) although there is some amusing inner monologue about it too, but overall I really enjoyed it. 6y
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Jokila
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I need to pick up the sequel, pronto! 🏃🏻‍♀️💨

LizzyM Loved this book so hard! The sequel is sitting on my bedside table... 6y
Jaya Was sad to miss book club. Desperate to read the next book 6y
Jokila @Jaya I think you had an excellent excuse! 😜 will we see you Galentines Day?? 6y
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Jaya Not till March, alas. Is that #wallofwinnipegandme? 6y
Jokila The March book? It's Alisha Rai, Glutton For Pleasure (also self published) @Jaya 6y
Jaya Good to know @Jokila 6y
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brookelee
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Honestly, if the book had stuck to its magical and mythological plot instead of the horrendously problematic romance, I might have fallen in love myself. Alas, such dreams we dream. I'm not panning because there were moments I enjoyed. Especially in the first half.

raelaschoenherr I just reviewed this and had similar thoughts! 6y
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