Waiting on Wednesday: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame & The Rose and the Dagger

Posted March 30, 2016 by Ink Ladies || 44 Comments

Christy's novel rewind (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

We stopped doing Waiting on Wednesday a while ago, but I felt like since I stopped doing these posts I have missed out new and upcoming books so we decided to bring this back again to help us keep up with books that are coming out.

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

the way to game


Taylor Simmons is screwed.

Things were hard enough when her single-minded dedication to her studies earned her the reputation of being an Ice Queen, but after getting drunk at a party and waking up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip.

Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they’re in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it’s better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard.


Expected publication: June 7th 2016 by Macmillan/Swoon Reads



The Rose & the Dagger

the rose and the dagger


I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Expected publication: April 26th 2016

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Christy has started a new shop on Etsy called Novel Ink Designs & you can find it here, but in honor of my excitement for The Rose & the Dagger she made this beautiful design.

rose and the dagger necklace

If you want this lovely design or others like it check out her Etsy store…here!

P.S. I may just be joining her on this adventure and you can see some new designs popping up in the very near future. If you have any recommendations feel free to leave them below.

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44 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame & The Rose and the Dagger

  1. The Way to Game sounds really great and I love that cover. I wasn’t the biggest fan of TWATD, but I might pick up TRATD when it releases. Congrats on the Etsy store, Christy and good luck with it! 🙂

  2. I’ve been dying for The Way to Game the Walk of Shame!!! The cover and the description sounds so perfect and fun. It’s definitely a book that’s right up my alley. I think I have this one as one of my anticipated reads of 2016.

  3. I think I want to read The Way to Game the Walk of Shame. It sounds like a light, fluffy read.

    The Rose and the Dagger is on my wishlist too. But I have yet to read the first book. 🙂

  4. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame sounds really good. I haven’t read any of The Wrath and the Dawn series. I hope you both enjoy reading your picks this week.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  5. Ooh, I’m with y’all on both of these! TWtGtWoS (that’s still long, goodness!) sounds like a lot of fun, and I’ve enjoyed all of Swoon Reads’ books so far! And of COURSE The Rose & the Dagger! 😉 That necklace is so cute–bookish jewelry is the best! Wonderful picks, y’all!

  6. Ruzaika

    THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this book for so longgg, April 26th can’t come soon enough. Great picks! :))

    Check out what book I’m waiting on this week here

  7. Read The Wrath and the Dawn pretty recently and I LOVED the book to death. Can’t wait for The Rose and the Dagger, hopefully I can find it on sale at Costco sometime! 😀

  8. Great picks ladies! I am very excited for both, especially The Rose and the Dagger! Congrats on your ETSY business Christy! Can’t wait to check out your stuff!!

  9. Both of these sound great, but I’m especially looking forward to reading The Rose and the Dagger. I hope you’ ll love both of these. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. 🙂

  10. I cannot wait any longer for The Rose and the Dagger. This one is definitely one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I just came across The Way to Game the Walk of Shame today. It sounds like a fantastic book as well. Happy reading! <3

  11. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is a book that I am dying to get my hands on! It looks like such a sweet and funny book.

    I also need to get a copy of The Rose & The Dagger just because I have the first book in hardcover already. (I still haven’t read it, but I feel like it will be a binge read.)

  12. Erica @ Novel Ink

    I know it was Christy’s pick, but her pick made me want to pick up this book, too! Hopefully you picked it up within the past few months 🙂

  13. Erica @ Novel Ink

    Did you ever get around to reading it, Gen? Even though it was Christy’s pick, I really want to pick it up, too!

  14. Erica @ Novel Ink

    Yes, you should definitely read it; hopefully you have in the past few months!! If you did, let me know what you thought of it!

  15. Erica @ Novel Ink

    Did you pick up The Wrath and the Dawn yet? I would love to know what you thought of it if you did end up reading it 🙂

  16. Erica @ Novel Ink

    Have you read The Rose and the Dagger yet? I don’t know why, but I haven’t read it yet. I would love to know what you think of it!!! 😀

  17. Erica @ Novel Ink

    Becca, have you read The Rose and the Dagger yet? I don’t remember if you have. I keep putting it off because I don’t want the series to come to an end 😛

  18. Erica @ Novel Ink

    Oh, that’s such a shame you weren’t a huge fan of TWATD, but at least you enjoyed it enough to still want to read the sequel!

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