Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Russian Cage by Charlaine Harris

fantasy, alternate history and dystopian western

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books set to publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

The Russian Cage

by Charlaine Harris

Series: Gunnie Rose #3

Published by Gallery / Saga Press

Publishing date: Feb 23, 2021

Genre: Alternate History, Dystopian, Fantasy, Western

304 pages

Synopsis: Picking up right where A Longer Fall left off, this thrilling third installment follows Lizbeth Rose as she takes on one of her most dangerous missions yet: rescuing her estranged partner, Prince Eli, from the Holy Russian Empire. Once in San Diego, Lizbeth is going to have to rely upon her sister Felicia, and her growing Grigori powers to navigate her way through this strange new world of royalty and deception in order to get Eli freed from jail where he’s being held for murder.


I’ve read Charlaine Harris’s books for years. Before she wrote the Sookie Stackhouse series she wrote mysteries which I read and enjoyed.

I’m really enjoying this alternate history about Gunnie Rose who makes her living as a gunslinger and hired gun in a vastly different America. Start with the first book if you haven’t read any of these!

Books I’d buy if I had a gift card

Top TenTop Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information.

The topic this week:

Books I’d buy if I had a gift card (I think I should hint about this to my family!)


The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames

  • Genre: Mystery
  • Series: Samuel Craddock Mystery #2
  • I just read the first book in this series and loved it. Would love to buy the second book and start reading.


Winterwood by Jacey Bedford

  • Genre: Historical Fantasy, Pirates
  • Series: Rowankind #1
  • Pirates! Historical fantasy (set in 1800’s Great Britain)! Magic, Napoleon, King George….yes!

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Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold

  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Series: Vorkosigan Saga #16
  • I love the Miles Vorkosigan series. I need to catch up to this book in the series, but want to have it ready!


The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

  • Genre: Mystery, Western, Police Procedural
  • Series: Walt Longmire #1
  • I’m watching this series on Netflix and love it so I want to read the books, too!


Unreasonable Doubt by Vicky Delany

  • Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural
  • Series: Constable Molly Smith #8
  • I love this series. I’m not quite ready to read this book yet, but I want it so it’s in my TBR pile when I’m ready!


Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Steampunk
  • Series: Unknown
  • Sounds like a fun adventure science fiction; And the cover is great–looks very steampunk!


Murder on Brittany Shores by Jean-Luc Bannalec

  • Genre: Mystery
  • Series: Commissaire Dupin #1
  • Set in Brittany in France. I want to read this book!

Books I would preorder:


Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima

  • Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural
  • Series: Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #2
  • I read book one earlier this year and it’s one of my favorite books of the year.
  • This book is coming out in September.


Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • Series: The Others #5
  • This is one of my favorite series and this may be the last book in the series.
  • It’s scheduled to come out in March 2017.
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An Import of Intrigue by Marshall Ryan Maresca

  • Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Police Procedural
  • Series: The Maradaine Constabulary #2
  • I read the first book in this series and really liked it. I like the fantasy world mixed with a mystery.
  • Scheduled to come out in November 2016.

What books would you buy if you had a huge fully-loaded gift card?

Top Ten Tuesday–New to my TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information.

This week I’m talking about books I’ve recently added to my TBR list. Since I’m often adding books I’ve chosen the ten books I’ve added that I’m most excited about.


Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Netgalley book–comes out March 8. 4th book in this fantasy series and I’ve loved all of them. One of my most anticipated 2016 reads.



Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer

The first book in a new urban fantasy series. This is a Kindle First book which comes out February 1.



Steal the Sky by Megan E. O’Keefe

The first book in a new fantasy-science fiction-steampunk series which came out this month.



Detective Strongoak and the Case of the Dead Elf by Terry Newman

A fantasy mystery (maybe urban fantasy). And a great title and cover!



Bloodrush by Ben Galley

A fantasy western!



Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Historical fiction (mystery) based on true story of one of the first female deputy sheriffs. And a great cover.



The Builders by Daniel Polansky

A fantasy western novella with animals as the main characters!



The Shootout Solution by Michael J. Underwood

The first in a new fantasy novella series. And another western theme.



Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter

Another fantasy novella. Has great ratings!



A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey

The first in a new cozy mystery series. And what a fun title!

What new books inhabit your TBR list?