Waiting on Wednesday #50: ‘Belladonna’ by Fiona Paul

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.



Secrets of the Eternal Rose #2

Fiona Paul

Publication Date:
July 16th, 2013


Hardcover, 352 pages

In Renaissance Italy, love, lust, intrigue and secret societies converge to stunning results!

In the second in the stunning Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady fiancé, Luca. But Luca seems to have his own secrets. When he’s arrested by soldiers in the middle of the night, Cass’s life is once again thrown into chaos. She must save Luca, and that means finding the Book of the Eternal Rose—the only evidence that will prove he’s innocent.

So begins her journey to Florence, a city haunted by whispers of vampirism, secret soirees and clandestine meetings of the Order of the Eternal Rose. And home to Falco, who is working for the Order’s eerily stunning leader, the Belladonna herself.

Can Cass trust her heart to lead her to the truth this time?

Nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller, where the truth may be the deadliest poison of all.

Good Reads


I loved Venom’s beautiful writing and chemistry, so naturally I can’t wait for the sequel. If you haven’t read Venom, then go do it now, or read my raving review here.

What do you think about my pick for this week?


  1. Jay Riv (Vailia)

    September 20, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    this is one I might have to check out. 🙂

  2. Linh

    March 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Though I had some issues with the first book, I’m still curious to check out Belladonna. Also love the cover for Belladonna is gorgeous!

  3. Jaime Lester

    December 16, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    I have not read Venom yet, but I will and very soon! The cover of that one was beautiful, and the cover of this one? Smokin! I love it. I am so very excited about this series I can hardly stand it!

  4. Adriana C

    December 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    I haven’t started reading this series yet.
    Love the cover.

  5. SweetMarie83

    December 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    I’m looking forward to this one too! I liked that the end of Venom wasn’t exactly a cliffhanger, but it definitely left you curious about what would happen next and who Cass would end up with.

  6. Caryl

    December 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    I’ve been seeing Venom in my local bookstore lately, now that you reccomend it, I’ll definitely check it out.

  7. Ange/Libby Blog

    December 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    These covers are just GORGEOUS! I love them. I have an ARC of Venom sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read. Plus, the book trailer was off the charts for Venom! Great pick! Happy reading.

    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  8. Ashley @ FireStarBooks

    December 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    OHHHHHHHHH awesome pick! I haven’t read Venom yet but it sounds like my kind of book! <3 😀

  9. Jennifer k

    December 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    I’m not familiar with this series. But always like hearing about new books and authors. Sounds interesting.

  10. Jenea W

    December 12, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    The cover is great. I need to find book one. Nice pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  11. Lily B

    December 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Wow.. that cover is..gorgeous I have not read venom yet but I so want to ;(

    My WoW

  12. Arianna

    December 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    I haven’t read the first one, but this sounds good. Thank for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!

  13. Carmen B.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    OMG I had no idea the cover for the second book was already out! Venom is still lying on my shelf, waiting. Belladonna looks so beautful! I love the lace over the model’s face! Great pick 🙂

    My WoW

  14. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    December 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    I’m also excited for this sequel! Can’t wait to see what happens next, excited to learn more about the Order of the Eternal Rose

    My WOW

  15. Samantha

    December 12, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    This one sounds interesting I guess I’ll have to check out the first one.

  16. Siobhan

    December 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    YES! I an very much looking forward to this one! LOVED venom soo much!
    Great choice Giselle!

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