Rec My Weekend: PRIESTESS DREAMING by Yasmine Galenorn
Rec My Weekend is a weekend feature here, a way for me to share something new I’ve discovered, or an old favorite. And a way for YOU to help me increase my already-taller-than-me “to be read” pile. Because, really, there is NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BOOKS!! Feel free to share your “Rec My Weekend” recs in the comments below!
This weekend’s recommendation is part of a new release blog tour, and comes from an author, and a series, that I’ve been following for a long time. Yasmine Galenorn “creates a world I never want to leave”, according to Sherrilyn Kenyon… and I happen to agree. The amount of world building, and character development, and just plain GREAT STORYTELLING in the Otherworld series is why it’s lasted this long, and why readers keep coming back.
PRIESTESS DREAMING is the 16th book in the series, and D’Artigo sister Camille’s 6th book as the main point of view. In the series, the three sisters, Camille, Delilah, and Menolly, are each half fae, half “something else”. Camille is a Moon witch, who is, with her sisters and their partners, on continuing adventures to protect her family and friends, both on earth and in Otherworld, from a host of evil.
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I’m a Moon witch married to three gorgeous husbands, and I’m about to journey through the veils to search for a long lost legend…
With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to her court. Aeval orders me to embark on a hunt through the mists to find an ancient ally she once knew. I must seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. But Morgaine and Bran are along for the journey, and the pair pose a threat to both me and my quest. Now, surrounded by danger on all sides, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time…
Don’t let all the heavy writeup fool you, though. This series has action and intrigue to spare, but it’s also got well timed wit, family ties that are at times both fragile and steadfast, and romantic relationships that anchor and story, and heat it up! This is a series that keeps me on the edge of my seat and makes me swoon. I can’t wait to see what PRIESTESS DREAMING adds to the story.
Here’s how YOU can pre-order your copy…
I would definitely recommend reading the previous books in the series first. While each book does have a bit of a recap, there isn’t enough information (which would have to be considerable, honestly) to start this far into the story and fully understand all that’s going on. So, if you haven’t started the series, DEFINITELY pick up WITCHLING and get going!!! I promise, it won’t take you as long as you may think to get caught up. (Think marathon… order pizza for the family, and get comfy!!)
One way to start off… if you haven’t yet… is to WIN a copy of WITCHLING!!! To enter to win a print copy from the publisher, comment below with your name and, as a kickoff to Halloween, the most unusual costume idea you’ve ever seen for the holiday. (Was it something YOU wore?)
Also, you can click the rafflecopter link below to enter a tour wide goodie bag prize hosted by Yasmine!!! (including random goodies, swag, and a $50 Gift Card!)
Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for more fun posts, interviews, reviews… every stop has more chances to WIN!! Also, check out Yasmine’s blog for another exclusive contest! Here are the rest of the blog stops leading up to PRIESTESS DREAMING’s release on Tuesday:
Hi, I’m New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn. In April 2012, I won a Career Achievement Award in Urban Fantasy at the Romantic Times Convention.
I write urban fantasy/paranormal romance for Berkley: the Otherworld Series, (aka Sisters of the Moon Series), the Indigo Court Series, and the upcoming spin-off series in the Otherworld altaverse–the Fly By Night Series.
And yes, I’m a shamanic witch and am considered an elder in the Pagan community, having been in the Craft since February 29th (yes, leap year day), 1980. I walk an eclectic path and consider my life to be a blend of teacups and tattoos–the former in my china closet, the latter on my skin–I’m heavily inked. I collect teacups, teapots, Old Country Roses china (Royal Albert), antlers and skulls (of the non-human variety), daggers and crystals. And of course, my bookshelves are overflowing with books. I cannot walk out of a bookstore without buying at least one book. My TBR pile is huge!