05 May 2020

Tuesday Teaser ~ First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intro - Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger Series Book 2)

Welcome back to First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros with Socrates' Book Reviews, and Teaser Tuesday with The Purple Booker.

I'm so excited about the book I'm reading right now! It's my first approval from Edelweiss+, and I went looking for it.
See, my daughter and I were watching Pick of the Litter on Disney+, and one of the women getting a guide dog had retinitis pigmentosa, which had caused her blindness. I heard that and knew I'd heard of it before in a book. So I googled 'retinitis pigmentosa fiction character.' Sure enough, Storm and Fury (which I read and LOVED last year) has a main character with the degenerative eye disease. Total side note: The author introduces this because she also has retinitis pigmentosa.

Anyway, while researching this far, I found that the next book is being published in June 2020! Yay! So I went in search of the second Harbinger book, Rage and Ruin, and was granted an early reader copy - huge yay!! I'm enjoying this as much as I expected, and I'm here today to share with you from this fabulous book.

First Chapter, First Paragraph:
I blinked open achy, swollen eyes and stared straight at the pale, translucent face of a ghost.
Gasping, I jerked upright. Strands of dark hair fell across my face. "Peanut!" I pressed the heel of one palm against my chest, where my poor heart pounded like a steel drum. "What in the Hell, dude?"
Amazon summary:

Half-angel Trinity and her bonded gargoyle protector, Zayne, have been working with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming…but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather.
As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led…herded…played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all. 
Teaser Tuesday (from 17% read of my Kindle copy):
"By the way, what did you roll around in back there?" he asked
"A puddle of bad life choices."
"Huh. I always wondered what that smelled like."
"Now you know."
Despite the fact I smelled rank, another laugh tickled the back of my throat as I looked at him again. The black shirt he had on was a mess, but his leather pants held up under the constant shirting from human to Warden and back again, which must be why he wore them when he patrolled. And I was not complaining about them. 

The first book in the Harbinger series was one of my favorites from last year, and I'm really enjoying the second book now. Trinity and Zayne are thoroughly likable, and even understandable despite being non-human. I love a well-done fantasy, and this series totally hits the mark.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The snippets made me smile. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Becki,

Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books this week, it is good to 'meet' you. I also love receiving comments and always appreciate the exchange of thoughts about any books I share :)

I have to admit that 'Rage And Ruin' probably doesn't represent one of my favourite genres, so wouldn't make it to my own list. However, I love the eye-catching cover art and both your shared extracts made me sit up and take notice!

I hope that you enjoy this book as much as the first!

Stay Safe and Take Care in these strange times :)


Angelique@ Why I Can't Stop Reading said...

I have been reading way to much RH - because reading that all I could think was the only thing that could make that sound MORE would be an extra love interest.
Thanks for sharing
My Tuesday post: https://ignorantsouthafrican.wordpress.com/2020/05/05/tuesday-madness-2/

Yvonne said...

This is a great intro. It makes me want to read this one.

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

HI Yvonne! I haven't read any of this series but I have often thought I need to! I love the tone of the first paragraph, you just know it's going to be fun. Beautiful covers too!

Here's my Tuesday post! Though it feels like Friday for some odd reason lol

NoelWrites said...

Ooh definitely going to check out the first book! Thanks for putting it on my radar!! :)