is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t. I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Gena Showalter is no author I read on a regular basis. In fact, many years ago, I read her book Wicked Nights but wasn´t thrilled and her Everlife books are still on one of my shelves - unread. So why is this new one a book I present as my current WoW? One I am eagerly awaiting to hit the shelves? Maybe it is the summary. It sounds as if the main figure is a woman with principles, a woman who is strong, who knows exactly what she wants and what not and how to get it. And it sounds as if the fight between the two main characters will be a good one. One with some humor and great action in it without being too kitschy. At least, that´s what I hope.

The Warlord
Author Gena Showalter
Rise Of The Warlords #1
Publishing Date April 20, 2021
Publisher HQN Books
Format Hardcover

For centuries, Taliyah Skyhawk has prepared to become Harpy General, leader of the deadliest female army in existence. One of the requirements? Remain a virgin. But, for a chance to save her people, she must wed the fearless leader of the Astra Planeta, Alaroc Phaethon. The time has come for Roc to sacrifice another virgin bride to his god. There has never been a woman alluring enough to tempt him from his path. No warrioress powerful enough to overcome his incredible strength. No enchantress desirable enough to make him burn beyond reason. Until now. With the clock ticking, war between husband and wife ignites. Except Taliyah never expected the merciless king to challenge the future she once envisioned. She certainly never anticipated the thrill of their battles turning into games... The problem is, only one spouse can survive.

And what are you waiting for? Let me know your thoughts about this one or leave me the link to your WoW and I check it out.

Happy reading & waiting on



  1. This is an author I know but haven't read yet. I do like the synopsis a lot though!!

    1. I read maybe two or three of her books. This one sounds totally different from all her others, so hoping it will be a good one.

  2. I hope it's a great read for you. Taliyah sounds like a fantastic character.

    1. I hope that too. Thank you for your visit.


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