Review: The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFay

The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFay
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Amelia LeFay
Series: WJM
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I've always been on my own. My life used to consist of nothing but work, keeping Allen out of trouble, and if I had time, sleep. Then I became their maid.


Every day more than half a million people tune in to watch my show. They trust me. I know it's because I’m the only son of the prominent Emerson family. However, I like to believe it because I'm honest no matter what story I report on. I'm honest about everything but the man I've been f**king for the last four years… and now her.


First I want three things: First Maxwell Emerson and Jane Chapman both in my bed. Second, to be the best bloody chef in the country. Third, to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt.



I've never enjoyed any of the books that I've read involving a ménage à trois. It tends to be only about the steamy scenes with little to no story keeping it together. The only reason I thought I'd give it another chance is the author, Amelia LeFay, J.J. McAvoy's pen name. Black Rainbow, Sugar Baby Beautiful and That Thing Between Eli & Gwen are some of my favourite contemporary romances. If anyone can make me invested in a storyline involving a ménage à trois, it would be her or it's just not possible.

Apparently it's possible because I loved it.

The characters were very real to me. They each had a back story that make you understand who they are and the reasoning behind their actions.

I adore Jane. Everything that's happened to her could of made her so hard and heartless, but she's not. She's understandably pessimistic, hard-working, caring and very sassy.

I wasn't sure about Max in the beginning, but I grew to love him. He's rich, powerful and his cockiness was very repelling at first. Those moments of vulnerability that he shows and wouldn't want anyone to know existed and his story were what made me see past the cockiness to the point I like it now. My heart really softened towards him as the story progressed.

Wesley is cocky like Max, but in loveable way from the start. He moved across the world to be with Max, which would sound crazy if anyone else did it, but felt like typical Wesley to me even after knowing him for such a short time. He came across as a very passionate person who puts all of himself into everything he does.

I love this story and became so invested in it and its characters. The steamy scenes were amazing, but so was the story, which is what a lot of stories involving a ménage à trois lack. It was fast-paced, but never felt rushed. I could of read this book from start to finish at once, but wanted to prolong the inevitable end.

I'm very anxious to find out how the story continues.

Cover Reveal: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Since I read the synopsis and added it to my TBR list I've been on the lookout for the cover of A Shadow Bright and Burning to be revealed. Behold the gorgeous cover...

I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces a powerful, unforgettably heroine, and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal. Hand to fans of Libba Bray, Sarah J. Maas, and Cassandra Clare.

I remember the first time I read the synopsis for A Shadow Bright and Burning I thought it had a Grisha vibe, specifially a similarity between Henrietta and Alina from the Grisha Trilogy because Henrietta reveals her power in order to save a friend. I was immediately drawn to that and the Victoria setting. It isn't a setting I'm use to and interested in the combination of a world of magic and Victorian London. Can't wait to start this series!

What do you think about the cover?

Quote Roundup: Icicles Like Kindling by Sara Raasch

Icicles Like Kindling is a glimpse into Meira's life before Snow Like Ashes. I wanted read this before I started the series. Here are some quotes from the novella.

The Tsar's Guard Parade: Book Trailer + Giveaway

I am so excited that The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye is releasing in May 2016 that I wanted to help spread the love!

If you haven't yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Evelyn Skye, be sure to check out all the details below.

The Tsar's Guard Parade also includes a giveaway for an ARC of the book. So if you'd like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter on this post.

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown's Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar's most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown's Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai's best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown's Game is not one to lose.

1 winner will receive an ARC of The Crown's Game. Open internationally.

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Find the complete Tsar's Guard Parade Schedule at Evelyn Skye's website!

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. The Crown's Game is her first novel.


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