Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday | Amber to Ashes by Gail McHugh + Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights an upcoming book release that I'm looking forward to. This week I'm sharing with you the first book in the Torn Hearts series, Amber to Ashes by Gail McHugh. This book is set to be released on June 9th, 2015.

They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.

Amber Moretti’s life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.

They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.

Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.

Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.

They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.

Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.

Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.

But one devastating event changes everything, shattering each of their lives...and Amber isn’t sure she can recover from it.


Why am I looking forward to Amber to Ashes?

1.) This book sounds highly emotional and it may sound strange, but I love books that completely wreck me emotionally. I know it's good writing when everything about the book evokes that kind of emotion from me.

2.) I'm interested in seeing how this love triangle works out.

3.) From some early reviews, which are amazing, a shady business deal goes wrong, so I'm thinking that's the "devastating event" that changes everything for them. I want to know how they all come back from it, if they do at all.

You can preorder Amber to Ashes for $7.99 on Amazon!


I'm also sharing with you the first book in the The Escaped series. Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast. This book is set to be released on June 9th, 2015.

There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Someone has opened the cage.

The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone.

Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life. Then, she will become the hunter.

With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another. Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the House of Night series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.


Why am I looking forward to Amber Smoke?

1.) Parallel worlds and mythology.

2.) I want to know more about the ancient feud that threatens Eva's life

3.) Sounds like there could be a great romance that develops between Alek and Eva.

You can preorder Amber Smoke for $9.99 on Amazon!


  1. Nice picks! Amber to Ashes sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy them when they come out!

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  2. Amber to Ashes is totally new to me and it sounds great! I think I need to go pre-order Amber Smoke right now before I forget! Great picks!

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  3. Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast sounds freaking amazing! Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  4. OOh nice! The first one is new to me, but I did read Amber Smoke early thanks to Netgalley! It's definitely a read with potential! But it has a bit of first book syndrome where things don't go as smoothly as anticipated! But I will definitely be reading book 2! Hope you enjoy both of these!

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