I am starting to notice a theme in some of my Waiting on Wednesday posts. Assassins, pirates, arranged marriages, kick-ass heroines, magic, exotic travels, and reluctant romance. I seem to have a thing for drama! This week’s WoW pick promises all of that and more! Published by Strange Chemistry, this book will debut on October 2, 2012:

Ananna of the Tanarau is the eldest daughter of a highly-ranked family in the loose assortment of cutthroats and thieves in the Pirate’s Confederation. When she runs away from the marriage her parents have arranged for her, they hire Naji the assassin to murder her.

When a mysterious woman in a dress shop offers her magical assistance for dealing with the assassin, Ananna accepts. She never went in much for magic herself — she lacks the talent for it — but she’s not quite ready to die yet, either. Unfortunately, the woman’s magic fails.

Fortunately, Ananna inadvertently saves the assassin’s life in the skirmish, thus activating a curse that had been placed on him a few years earlier. Now, whenever her life is in danger, he must protect her — or else he experiences tremendous physical pain. Neither Ananna nor the assassin, Naji, are pleased about this development.

Follow Ananna and Naji as they sail across the globe, visiting such mysterious places as the Court of Salt and Waves, in their desperate effort to lift the curse. Soon they will discover that only by completing three impossible tasks will they be able to set themselves free.

Okay, I admit, once again, the cover grabbed me. I just knew a book with a cover that pretty just had to be good! If the pages within contain as much pulse-pounding excitement as that synopsis promises, The Assasin’s Curse is going to be AMAZING!

What do you think? Will you add this to your GoodReads?

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Tell me all about it in the comment section below, and be sure to leave a link to your blog!

Happy reading, dear readers 🙂