Welcome to Living in a Bookworld, which basically is a blog full of what else but books. Here, you can find and read reviews about books from the young adult, fiction and not, and sometimes the adult section. Also, every month is going to be dedicated to an author or two. You will be able to see the new books that come out every week as well. Let the book journey begin!
Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run. Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.
“You’ve been owned your
entire life. It's hard to change from that even if it’s what you want.”
There’s a burning behind
my eyes that grows and spills onto my cheeks. He pulls a handkerchief from his
pocket and hands it to me. After I take it, his hand lingers on mine. It’s
soft. Not his skin, though. His skin is rough with callouses, but the way he
touches me. Gentle, so unlike the way other men grab and pinch and slap.
“It’s clean.” His words
startle me from my thoughts.
It takes me a moment to
realize he’s referring to the handkerchief. I dab my tears and laugh. “I didn’t
know tarnished carried handkerchiefs. I thought you weren’t allowed anything
except your clothes and materials you need for whatever job you are assigned.”
He smiles, warming me.
“One thing about tarnished. Always be prepared.”
“All tarnished or just
you?” I offer the handkerchief but he waves me away.
“Keep it. You need it
more than I do.”
I fold the handkerchief
and tuck it carefully in my pack. “Thank you.”
About the Author
Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.
10 e-ARC copies of Mine To Tarnish, PDF,
Mobi, or ePub (INT)