Hi everyone! A few months ago I decided I really wanted to do something a little different and fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the blog this year, so I asked a few debut authors who have February releases to come on the blog with some fun love/dating related posts!
Today Michelle Modesto, author of Revenge and the Wild, joins us for the last post for all the Valentine’s Week Long Fun!
She is sending two of her characters on a date!!
A date with Alistair and Westie started with supper. Alistair, being the sweet gentleman he is, set up a beautiful, delicate table and made Westie’s favorite meal: salmon and grits. For Westie, having a heavy mechanical arm can be somewhat … difficult. Especially when maneuvering around delicate things. First she drops her fork and when bending over to grab it, she knocks over her glass of (non-alcoholic) cider, staining the table cloth.
Alistair stands up, insisting on cleaning the mess, but Westie likes to do things for herself. Standing up, she doesn’t realize that a corner of the table cloth is caught in the gears of her machine until everything on the table clamors to the floor—this happens more often than she likes to admit.
With supper destroyed, Alistair desperately tries to come up with another plan; he doesn’t want to end the night so soon. But Rogue City isn’t known for its fine dining establishments, and the only place to get a decent meal is the Tight Ship Saloon, which is off-limits. And even if there were such places to dine, Alistair isn’t much of a people-person—and Westie shouldn’t be. So, instead of a meal, they end up in the middle of a field full of wild flowers, looking up at the stars. With the full moon shining bright, they spend all evening listening to crickets chirp and communicating through sign language like they used to when they were young.
Published by HarperCollins on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Westerns, Young Adult
Source: ARC from Friend
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
True Grit meets True Blood in this delightfully dark and fantastical Western perfect for fans of Gail Carriger, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black. This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s just perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Seven years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.
Monday: After the Woods by Kim Savage
Wednesday: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Thursday: Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
If you could send two characters on a date who would you send?