This could become a "thing."
The link it to an auction of one of R. Scott Gladden's original oil paintings that looks an awful lot like a romance novel cover. The signature in the lower right corner matches that on several books I own, including After the Torchlight, one of the gothics from the workshop box.
While scrolling through some of the other paintings on the auction site, I came across this:
TBR for Netgalley
War for the Rose Throne #1: Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean
It's a dangerous thing, to choose the lesser of two evils.
The war is over, and army priest Tomas Piety finally heads home with Lieutenant Bloody Anne at his side. When he arrives in the Stink, Tomas finds that his empire of crime has been stolen from him while at war. With his gang of Pious Men, Tomas will do whatever it takes to reclaim his businesses. But when he finds himself dragged into a web of political intrigue once again, and is forced to work in secret for the sinister Queen's Men, everything gets more complicated.
When loyalties stretch to the breaking point and violence only leads to violence, when people have run out of food, and hope, and places to hide, do not be surprised if they have also run out of mercy. As the Pious Men fight shadowy foreign infiltrators in the backstreet taverns and gambling dens of Tomas's old life it becomes clear; the war is not over.
It is only just beginning.
TBR for Divine Magazine.
I'm super excited about this one, because I've loved books 1 and 2, so much so that I bought the paperbacks. Which I'll be re-reading before delving into book 3 next month! Then I can get book 3 in paperback, as a Christmas present to myself. ;)
Because this is book 3, I'm going to share the blurb for Book 1, so that I don't give away spoilers for anyone who hasn't started the series yet. But, definitely do that! You won't be disappointed.
Book 1 in Studies of Demonology: Warlock in Training
Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.
His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.
Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock.
Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.
Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.