Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books.
This week's WoW selection is:
Charming (Pax Arcana) by Elliott James
Date: September 23, 2013
John Charming isn't your average Prince...
He comes from a line of Charmings — an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chainmail and crossbows to kevlar and shotguns, he was one of the best. That is — until he became the abomination the Knights were sworn to hunt.
That was a lifetime ago. Now, he tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. One that shouldn't change just because a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar... Right?
I love any kind of modern take on fairy-tale characters. Not every book of this kind lives up to its promise but "Charming" definitely has potential.