Games We Play Numbering System

Since I’ve already had someone ask, I figured I’d throw this out there: The King is technically Book #1 in the Games We Play duology, but is listed as #2. Why? Because I couldn’t put Book #0.5 for The Fool on Amazon (etc.), so in order to keep everybody together in series lists and all that, I’ve had to make the prologue novella #1.

BUT. Don’t let the arbitrary numbering system fool (heh) you. The King is the first full-length book in the duology, and is listed as such on the cover. It’s direct follow-up, The Queen, will be #2, even though it will be called #3 on Amazon (etc.) once published.

Sorry for all the confusion!

Cover Reveal: The King

Ugh YOU GUYS. I’m so excited to share the cover for The King with you today, one month from its pub date.

I’m both excited and nervous for readers to get their hands on the book. This is, technically, my first full-length piece that isn’t inspired by characters who already exist (aka Loki and Aphrodite, my precious myth bbs from Lovers and Liars). You got a taste of Delia and Claude in The Fool, but there’s a whole lot more to them in The King.

Anyway. Just standard author excitement and insecurities. Let’s get to the good stuff.

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TBR Thursday: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Ugh I LOVED Vampire Academy. I went into reading it with super low expectations, as my first introduction to the series was through the horrific movie trailer, and hey, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

And god damn was I smitten from page 1. I’ve been meaning to continue with the series for a long time, and Frostbite has been sitting on my TBR for waaaay too long.


Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose has serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor, Dimitri, has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir’s on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose – and her heart – are in more danger than she ever could have imagined…

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