“Waiting On” Wednesday (21): MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week’s spotlight is on:

 midnight thief

MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne

Release Date: July 8, 2014

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.


Why am I waiting?

I first got wind of this book through a fellow book blogger who featured it on her WoW post a while ago. I was intrigued by the book summary and wanted to give it a try and so I added it to my Goodreads to-read list.

Then one day, author Livia Blackburne herself sent me an email asking if I was interested in reading a sort-of prologue to Midnight Thief, a short story/novella she self-published entitled POISON DANCE.

After I received an eBook and got a taste of her writing style (my review to come next week), my anticipation level for MIDNIGHT THIEF ratcheted even higher. July can’t come sooner enough.

What are you “waiting on” this Wednesday? I would love to hear all about them.


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