Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

 

 

One night, across four cities, five children disappear. Years later, five enigmatic teenagers appear at an exclusive New York holiday party with their strange but beautiful governess, Madame Vileroy. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust children to the elite Marlowe School, where their presence brings unexplainable misfortune.

Using a series of “gifts” given to them by Madame Vileroy, the children are able to soar to suspicious heights at Marlowe. The gifts seem child-like in their simplicity. The governess teaches them to cheat, steal, hide, and lie; ‘harmless’ she calls them, though they are much more. For the vicious over-achiever, reading an unsuspecting mind is simply to cheat. For the reclusive pariah, the gift of stopping time is just another way to hide. And who but an aspiring writer can weave a convincing lie?

Soon, Madame Vileroy’s gifts become darker and more complex. Living in a gray home designed to cultivate and corrupt them, they are enveloped in the side effects of their own addictions. They live cursed lives, making deals with the devil as they claw their way toward their goals….that is until two of them begin to uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. A modern retelling of an ancient dilemma, Another Faust recreates the story of the Faustian bargain. Set in present-day New York, but spanning the centuries, it is a chilling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

http://www.danielanddina.com/site/

 

Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf who opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer - or Charles will take the fall.

 

11 Speak To Me:

Mandi on 5 August 2009 at 13:39 said...

Another Faust looks awesome...just checked out the website.

Can't wait for Hunting Grounds!! I need my Bran fix!

Lea on 5 August 2009 at 16:16 said...

Hey EH!

The cover art on "Another Faust" is positively amazing! WOW... The plot of the story also sounds wonderful.

Thank you so much for sharing.

I hope all is well with you.

Best
L

The_Book_Queen on 5 August 2009 at 18:58 said...

EH--

I love both the covers-- and I'm anxious to read both of them. Another Faust sounds like it should be very interesting, and Patricia Briggs-- well, really, do I even have to explain why I want to read that? Though I need to read the first ones in the series before that one (I've read one of them, but I wish I had waited to read them in order!).

Great picks! :)

Enjoy!
TBQ

ann marie on 5 August 2009 at 20:00 said...

Great Picks. I will have to check out Another Faust, thanks for the heads up. :)

Mary on 5 August 2009 at 21:16 said...

Good picks. Love the cover of Another Faust.

Erotic Horizon on 6 August 2009 at 13:50 said...

Mandi you are so playing my tune...

I need my fix of Bran - I can't wait...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 August 2009 at 13:52 said...

@Lea..

The cover attracted me to the book - those are some attractive kids...

It's promo as YA but from the blurb it sounds like there might be some very adult undertones.

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 August 2009 at 13:53 said...

@TBQ...

As you said - "No need to say anything else" -

I hope you catch up on the other series..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 August 2009 at 13:54 said...

@Ann Marie

I have been watching Faust for a while now - so I will definitely be getting that book..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 August 2009 at 13:55 said...

@Mary..

Thanks - I think teveryonei s in agreement with that - lovely cover...

E.H>

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) on 8 August 2009 at 00:54 said...

Oh, I like the sound of Another Faust! I need to Cry Wolf, quick!