Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on THE LANTERN’S EMBER by Colleen Houck


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE LANTERN’S EMBER by Colleen Houck.  I will freely admit that what first drew me to this book was that stunning cover, but it’s the synopsis that has me so excited for this book.  It just sounds like the perfect read for fall, especially right around Halloween!


THE LANTERN’S EMBER by Colleen Houck

Publication Date:  September 11, 2018


From Goodreads:

Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare.

Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack’s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire—and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

34 replies
  1. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Oooh, Suzanne, excellent pick! I know Jack has the lion’s share of the blurb, but I want to know more about Ember! And that gorgeous cover!

  2. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    What a fantastic cover – no wonder this one caught your eye. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to hearing what you think of it:)

  3. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    WOW this sounds incredible! I’d never heard of this one, but I’m definitely adding it to my TBR and now I can’t wait to read it! “Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme” is pretty much all I needed to see to be hooked, haha. Great pick!

  4. Brooke
    Brooke says:

    WHOA. I hadn’t yet heard of this one and WHO! It sounds so so good. Eeek! Now i’m overly excited for it!

    Thanks for putting in on my radar!

  5. Daniela Ark
    Daniela Ark says:

    oh wow ok you had me at that cover and at “deal with the devil”! LOLthis was an insta-add-to-GR! Thank you! Hope we love it!

  6. Aimee (Aimee, Always)
    Aimee (Aimee, Always) says:

    I STILL haven’t read a book by this author–her books have been on my TBR for ages, and I think I even own one! This sounds really dark and exciting; I hope you enjoy it, Suzanne!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha, you’re not alone. I own a couple that I haven’t read as well but this one sounds more like something I would enjoy than the ones I actually own.

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