Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: Sea Witch

36502054Sea Witch

Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

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Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.

 

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Audio Tour: The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon

Author: Linda Ballou

Narrator: Scott Glennon

Length: 8 hours 56 minutes

Publisher: Winddancer Press

Released: Oct. 12, 2017

Genre: Fiction

Gemcie and her Irish Hunter, Marshal, are about to capture the World Cup when a nasty fall dashes their chances. While she is mending, her arch rival seizes this opportunity to catch a ride on Marshal, and to seduce her young husband. Confused and dazed by her new circumstances, Gemcie heads for the high Sierras hoping the majestic spires that captured the heart of the father she never met will provide the answers she seeks.

She finds strength and solace riding solo on the John Muir Trail, but a bear attack ends her time of introspection and places her in the care of a solitary cowboy manning a fire lookout. Brady shows her love and gives her the courage to get back in the saddle. Haunted by images of Marshal being abused by his owners, Gemcie returns to rescue him and fly high with him once more.

Ballou’s prose gallops ahead at breakneck speed as she takes you along on this wild ride.

Nothing pleases, Los Angeles based, adventure-travel writer, Linda Ballou, more than seeing gorgeous country from the back of a good horse. She has had the pleasure of staying at guest ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and California, along with horse treks in Ireland and Ecuador. Her articles have appeared in Equus, Horse Illustrated, Western Horseman, California Riding Magazine and numerous travel publications. Her story Irish Mist recounting her cross-country jumping adventure in Ireland appeared in the anthology Why We Ride. Writing The Cowgirl Jumped Over Moon was her way of dealing with an injury that forced her to leave the jumping world behind.
Linda is also the author of Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales a travel memoir detailing her most meaningful adventures about the globe. Her proudest achievement is her historical novel Wai-nan-A Voice from Old Hawai’i inspired by the life of Ka’ahumanu who rose to become the most powerful woman in ancient Hawai’i. Learn more about Linda’s work at http://www.LindaBallouAuthor.com
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The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon was a finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards and is receiving 5-Star reviews from horse lovers, as well as those who love an action-adventure story with a sizzling love triangle. The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon was the Founder’s Choice at the 2017 Equus Film Fest in New York.

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In the story Gemcie determines to ride solo on the John Muir Trail in an attempt to sort out the confusion in her life. While trying to capture the ethereal beauty of the John Muir Wilderness, I hoped to capture the imaginations of those who have not been privileged to ride or hike in the fragile beauty of the high country.


“Days in whose light everything seems equally divine opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, no matter how weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever. John Muir”- My Summer in the Sierra’s 1869

With this thought in mind I can only feel gratitude that I was able to ride amongst the spires that inspired his musings that touched my soul so deeply. I tried in my own less masterful way to bring this experience home to readers who will never know those mountain days.


Getting The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon out of my drawer and into the hearts and minds of readers was my way of dealing with the tremendous sense of loss I was experiencing. I had invested all of my energies, time and money into the riding world. Every time I entered the barn, I felt my molecules settling into place. Ever since I was a little girl living next to a breeding and boarding ranch for race horses, I dreamed of owning my own horse.

I was in my late thirties when I could afford to own my own mare and live out my ‘horsey” fantasies. I was winning ribbons at local shows and taking part in three-day events when my body told me I simply could not continue doing what I loved.

The injury to my back inspired me to write the first draft of Cowgirl. I did it standing up at my breakfast bar because my sciatica would not allow me to sit. It took my mind off my nagging pain that was like carrying around a 50-pound sack of rocks. I was lifted out of my pathetic physical limitations and was able to soar in my imagination over demanding Grand Prix courses on Marshal, my gleaming black Irish Hunter.


In my story, Falling in the Footsteps of John Muir, I share how I found myself being air-lifted out of the High Sierras. In spite, of the very unhappy ending to my five –day horse pack trip that began just outside of Bishop that ended with me having two broken ribs, it remains one of my most memorable journeys. Up until the point when I tripped and fell into a log jutting into my rib cage, I was having a splendid time. I had dreamed of riding in the “Range of Light’ since reading Muir’s My First Summer in the Sierra’s.

Once you know the mountains their memory becomes like the kiss of a lover. The cool breath off the glacier cirques, the crystalline waters in the steams stealing through flower-infested meadows and the chirp of the woodland creatures for company did not disappoint. I absolutely treasure my time camping in Silver Pass Meadows and trammeling through the high country on horseback on narrow tracks hugging the cliffs overlooking chasms. I tried to share this experience through the eyes of Gemcie in The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon.

  • Gemcie is tall and elegant, statuesque with long lithe limbs with liquid movements. Her approach to riding is to get in the natural movement of the horse and to stay with him not to over control and interfere with his movements. Perfectly balanced from thigh to knee, knee to foot, short waisted she possesses the perfect rider’s conformation. She is tall for a woman rider, but competes nicely against the men. She is strong, forthright and healthy. Not afraid of minor lumps and bumps and the roughness of riding. Athletic, she knows how to take a tumble and has fallen many times. She works hard at her sport and maintains herself. She is quiet, self- controlled, centered and focused. She uses swimming to counter-balance the effects of riding, taking time to restore herself after each days riding work. She is competitive, but maintains a balance in her life. She has an open beaming smile is generous in nature and spirit. She gives compliments freely to fellow riders and is not jealous of others. She has the self- confidence and the poise of a beautiful woman.
  • Brady a lone cowboy with traits I look for in a man. Muscled and lean with a shock of black hair, a two day stubble, and ocean blue eye as deep as the sea. He is sensitive, yet strong. Walks softly upon the earth. He is caring about all living creatures without being saccharine. He is a good cook and sweet in bed. Who could ask for more? Okay I admit it. I am in love with Brady.

This is one of those books where I’m not immediately drawn into the story. The beginning felt rushed, and I didn’t care for  Jorge, though I quickly started to like Gemcie, the main character, and within a short time, I started to care about other characters too. Once the first chapter was out of the way, I quickly fell in love with Gemcie and her passion. The setting and description really brought the story to life, and I loved that both Gemcie and Brady were animal lovers. 

I really enjoyed listening to this one on audio! The author’s descriptions and the narrator’s skill with bringing a story to life really shows through! Linda Ballou and Scott Glennon make such a marvelous team!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Linda Ballou. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cover Reveal: Kingdom of Ash (TOG #7)

I’m excited to finally have a cover for TOG’s final book! I’m sure most of you have seen it around social media, but for any who haven’t…

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Book Summary:

The Final installment to the Throne of Glass series.

Captured by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin is trapped inside an iron box in a secret location, with seemingly no hope for escape. As she endures months of torture, her friends scatter to different fates. Without Aelin to protect them, soldier Aedion and shapeshifter Lysandra need to defend their homeland at all costs. Also left to forge their own paths in order to change history are Chaol, the witch Manon, and the golden boy Dorian-while Aelin’s mate, the fae male Rowan, searches the world over for his lost love.

As Aelin gathers the strength to save herself and fight the ultimate battle of her life, all of their destinies hang in the balance. Some ties will bond even tighter together, others will be severed forever, and mysteries will be revealed in this action-packed, heart wrenching series finale.

Blog Tour: Wicked Woods Omnibus

Wicked Woods Omnibus Books 1-6
Kailin Gow
Publication date: February 28th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult

The Wicked Woods Omnibus contains 6 Full-length novels in the Wicked Woods Series.

“Ms. Gow has written a great story, but not only that, she captures real-life subjects and has her characters handle situations with maturity. It’s almost like she wrote simple life lessons within those pages.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular story. ” – Amber Reads

“Ms. Gow has written an amazing series, and I was sad to see it end. However, I know that I will reread this series many many times. The world Ms. Gow had created is so unique and original, and I applaud her for that!” – Cassie C. Goodreads Review

“Amazing Series!” – Sherri

“I seem to have a intense fascination with this author, Kailin Gow. I really enjoy her writing style. This is a YA , horror series… but tends to veer I believe toward a more adult audience. I had instance’s of a laugh out loud moment. I think there is a great story here with many twists…

Bring your silver, crossbows, holy water and knives , because the slaying has begun !” – Tanya Blog

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It started when Briony had to move to Wicked Woods, Massachusetts to live with her Great Aunt Sophie after her family disappears on vacation. The woods at the edge of Aunt Sophie’s inn is filled with secrets and inhabitants both seductive and deadly. Among them is a beautiful boy name Fallon who saves her one night in the woods. As Briony gets closer to Fallon, she learns he has a secret, as do most of the residents of Wicked Wood.

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Review: I’m picky about paranormal stories, but this one caught my interest. While I haven’t heard of this series before, there are loads of books I’ve found that aren’t well known, so I was happy to give this one a try. I’m so glad I did! Once again, I find that the lesser known books sometimes outshine those with ‘all the hype’! I loved the mystery and danger this one held. There were characters who were mysterious, attractive…and completely unsafe.

Briony is thrown into a world she doesn’t understand after moving in with her Great Aunt after her family suddenly vanishes during a family vacation. Nothing is quite as it seems, and unsure where to turn, or who to trust, she must find answers in this forbidding land.

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Kailin Gow loves things that are edgy, cool, bright, exciting, hopeful, glittery, and jaw-droppingly awe-inspiring. She loves writing, reading, and filming stories about people whose journeys take them beyond their boundaries – physically, psychologically, intellectually, and emotionally to arrive a point and a place of inspiration and hope. Her works have been recognized by the leaders in the industry in book publishing and entertainment to be “innovative” and “disruptive”, earning her awards from ALA, The IBPA, and festivals.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blog Tour: Mistake of Magic

MISTAKE OF MAGIC.jpgTitle: MISTAKE OF MAGIC (Power Of Five #2)

Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: June 29, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 193

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Three trials stand between Lera and exile. Unless the training kills her first.

Quint magic has never chosen a human before, and the Elders Council is convinced Lera is a mistake.

When the quint refuses to be cleaved apart, the enraged elders give them a choice: exile from Lunos or demotion to the lowest of trainees. Subject again to the humiliations and deadly trials they endured centuries ago, the males now face a new challenge—training Lera to survive.

River, Shade, Coal, and Tye will do whatever it takes to keep Lera safe. But Lera will do whatever she must to keep them together—even if it means putting herself in mortal danger.

My Review:

I was excited to start this series last month, and it turned out to be one of my favorite reads of 2018 so far! So when I got the email saying the second book, Mistake of Magic, was on tour, I may have done a happy dance!

Oh! I love the story Alex Lidell tells in this series, and the characters are all interesting and complex. Often, in romance stories, especially reverse harems, the characters can come off as boring, or slightly different versions of the same thing, or worst of all, copy-paste characters that are so similar to loads of other in the genre (I’m looking at you paranormal and contemporary.)

That said, I was so excited to find each of the characters, Lara and the four males, are their own, and they all have strengths and weaknesses, which we get to see as they try to adjust to being bound to Lara, a female human, the one thing none of the males ever expected to join their quint.

Mistake of Magic shows the quint as they compete and train to pass the trials laid before them by the Council in order to be accepted as a complete quint. While Lara isn’t strong, or immortal, she brings the males together in a way none of them could have ever imagined, making them even stronger. Yet, being a human female, she also poses a great risk, and the males must learn to protect her without becoming vulnerable themselves.

I loved seeing the trials, and the quint, in this second installment of the Power of Five series. As with the first, I wish it was longer, but I loved reading it, and the pacing and characters were well done.

 

 

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7/2/2018- RH WhyChoose– Review

7/2/2018- Book Briefs– Review

7/3/2018- Love in a time of Feminism– Review

7/3/2018- BookHounds– Excerpt

7/4/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

7/4/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

7/5/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

7/5/2018- Book-o-Craze– Review

7/6/2018- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

7/6/2018- The Booknerd Dragon– Review

 

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7/9/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

7/9/2018- Parajunkee– Review

7/10/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

7/10/2018- Reese’s Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction– Review

7/11/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

7/11/2018- Fall Into Books– Excerpt

7/12/2018- books are love– Review

7/12/2018- K.L. Knovitzke – Author– Excerpt

7/13/2018- The Hermit Librarian– Excerpt

7/13/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt

Audio Tour: The Liberty Box

Author: C.A. Gray

Narrator: Melissa Williams

Series: The Liberty Box series, Book 1

Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of 24, she’s the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancĂ©e and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she’s been living a lie.

Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic for his mother’s funeral. Within a few hours of his arrival, authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to a room ironically called The Liberty Box, where he must choose between surrendering his thoughts to the new Republic, or fleeing for his freedom.

Kate, bereaved and confused, finds her way to a cave community of refugees, where Jackson seems to offer her an escape from her grief. The two forge an uneasy bond, and in the process Jackson learns that Kate has some insight which may help the hunters in their attempt to free other citizens from the tyranny of the Potentate. Against the expressed wishes of the Council, the hunters plot a series of daring raids, attempting to prove that not only is freedom possible, but that the citizens are not too far gone to desire it. But with the odds so stacked against them, can the refugees succeed in their rescue missions right under the Potentate’s nose?

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By day, C.A. Gray is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ, and she writes medical books under her real name (Dr. Lauren Deville). She lives with her husband, with whom she maintains a facetiously contentious movie review blog, and travels as often as they can get away. When not writing or seeing patients, she does yoga, drinks red wine while eating dark chocolate, and consumes audiobooks like there’s no tomorrow!

 

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Melissa lives with her family, including two dogs and a cat, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado.

After having a corporate job for most of her life, and as a self-proclaimed introvert, she decided to leave corporate America to work from home. Voice overs had always tugged at her heart as something she would like to explore, so she attended some classes and landed with a company that taught her how to break in to the industry.

Loving to read, she explored the fast growing world of audiobooks and fell in love with it. She has ten audiobooks under her belt and is currently working on the 11th. Understanding that she should always be learning how to improve her skills, she is currently working with Sean Pratt.

When not talking to herself in a padded room, she can be found walking her dog, singing or fishing the Arkansas River.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story, but it defiantly caught my attention early on! I was unsure while reading the opening pages, but as soon as Kate’s story started, I was quickly pulled in! This story is eerily realistic, especially in the beginning, which makes it all the more dramatic. While it can be read as YA, the main characters are mostly in their early 20s, making this more of a New Adult read. The world-building, characters, plot, dangers, and story-line were all so well done, I highly recommend this to any dystopian fans!

I enjoyed listening to this story in audiobook! Melissa Williams does a great job with the characters. The pacing was good, and the tone was perfect for the story.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.A. Gray. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

ARC Review: Smoke and Iron

36395299Smoke and Iron (The Great Library #4)

To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper a 

nd Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.

The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making…if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

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I. CAN’T. WAIT! *Fangirl squeals!* Ah! I found this cover revealed on @darkfaerietales_ on IG and it’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to read it, Ash and Quill is my top favorite 2017 book to date!

Review: I don’t know…. On the one hand, I enjoyed this one, but after the ending of book 3 (Ash and Quill) I feel…that perhaps this one wasn’t as…mind-blowing? Okay, sure there is an epic ending, and plenty of danger and suspense throughout, but I don’t know, I kind of saw this ending coming? That said, it leave loads of potential for book 5, the finally of this amazing series!

I loved seeing the characters each find their place in this one, and enjoyed reading it overall, I just feel that this one is more of a bridge from book 3-5 than the others have been. A lot happens, but there is also a lot of planning, and strategizing going on from all sides. I was able to predict most of the surprises in this one, but there were plenty of places where I was cheering for Jess and his friends that it didn’t bother me. I saw a lot of character growth in this one, as with the rest of the series, and I hope that continues into the final book.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

ETERNITY’S AWAKENING

 

Anne Malcom is stopping by today for the release of ETERNITY’S AWAKENING, book 3 in The Vein Chronicles! Check it out and grab your copy now!

Title: ETERNITY’S AWAKENING

Author: Anne Malcom

Genre: Paranormal Romance

About Eternity’s Awakening:

Heartbeats had a pesky way of complicating things.

They almost always came with the nasty side effect of humanity and finally… death.

Since Thorne came into my life, I’d been plagued with both.

Heartbeats and humanity.

Both of these things were going to be the death of me.

One way or another.

And the death of everyone I knew and loved, a list growing longer with every beat of my newly repaired—and irritating—heart.

That pesky humanity was almost as toxic as the most debilitating illness on this hunk of rock, killing more humans than any vampire could.

Love.

And there I was, attached to a slayer who I couldn’t be undead without.

Friends who I was becoming increasingly attached to.

All things—people—he would take away from me.

Then he’d take me too.

But if it came to that, I’d yank out my beating heart and crush it in my hands before he could touch me.

It was lost anyway. If he won, my eternity would come to an end. As it happened, so would the world.

That only meant I couldn’t lose.

 

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“We need to talk about him,” Thorne said, his voice tight.

“Who?” I asked, swiping my face with blush and pretending to be innocent.

It didn’t work well, despite me being an excellent actress. Someone as fucked up as me couldn’t even feign innocence; they could only ruin it.

Plus, I knew who he was talking about. I could sense it in his very words. We hadn’t uttered his name since we left the compound, and the all-night sexathon did not warrant such conversation.

Thorne’s quicksilver gaze bored into my reflection. “Your fucking husband.”

I paused for a sliver of a second before I resumed applying my makeup. “I’d say that our marriage is considered null and void after he faked his own death and then tried to kill us both, don’t you?” It was a considerable effort to keep my voice tight with sarcasm and nothing else, but I did it.

“He was something to you, Isla. You told me as much when you told me the story of his death.” He paused. “He was something to you, and now he wants you back. And he’s made it quite clear that he’s going to kill every single person who gets in his way. I didn’t miss your reaction when Alexus said those words.”

I put the brush down, laying my palms flat on the marble counter, glaring at his reflection. “No, he was something to the human I used to be,” I corrected, my voice rising slightly. “He’s nothing to the vampire I am now. Nothing but another target to take out in the middle of this war.” The lie sounded weak even to my ears.

Thorne stepped forward, face tight and blank, his energy swirling around me. “You may be able to lie to yourself about that, but you can’t lie to me. There’s still something there. He still has something over you,” he rasped, coming to stand behind me but not touching me.

I pretended I didn’t care, that I didn’t crave his touch, that I didn’t need it to chase away the sickness that carried Jonathan’s memories. “He doesn’t. Videos weren’t invented five hundred years ago, so he can’t show everyone how dreadfully dense I was,” I retorted. “Nor can he broadcast my equally dreadful fashion sense, so I’m good.”

Abruptly, Thorne’s fist shattered my reflection. Glass rained down around us, and the fragrance of his blood filled the air, mingling with his hot and wild fury.

“Stop it!” he roared, snatching my shoulders to painfully twist me around.

The pop of my shoulder dislocating echoed through the room.

I gaped at his fury-filled eyes. They were so far gone he hadn’t even noticed injuring me in the midst of it.

“Stop with the jokes, with the sarcasm,” he hissed, voice a blade. “I watched it. I watched you fucking freeze and turn into some kind of robot in the middle of the battle at your parents’ house. Watched you walk toward him. Nothing has control over you. Or I’d thought that until I saw him. He has control over you, Isla.” It was an accusation, but it was something else too, something more than jealousy.

Something like dread. A sickening premonition of the visceral fear he’d feel when we were faced with Jonathan again.

But I wasn’t about to inspect it, because it would mean that I had to recognize whatever feelings had been dredged up from the grave along with Jonathan. “No one has control over me, Thorne,” I lied. “Not even me.” My voice was pure ice. “And especially not you.”

I wrenched myself out of his grip and stormed from the room.

He didn’t follow me.

 

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About Anne:

Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.

 

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Blog Tour: Blood Oath

Blood Oath (Blood Oath #2)
by Amanda McCrina
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: Month9Books

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The aftermath of what happened in the capital has shaken Torien to the core. Battling self-doubt and bitterness, he must find his resolve as he is sent back to Tasso to quell a violent uprising on the Road.

But Torien will need more than resolve to navigate the deadly path before him. His troops are inexperienced and his new adjutant untrustworthy. A series of murder attempts leaves the whole camp on edge. As the threat of mutiny builds, the mission seems doomed before they even reach Tasso—and Torien is beginning to suspect it was meant that way. He and his men are being set up to fail.

With his best friend in the hands of the rebels, his commanding officer refusing to negotiate a peace treaty, and his own men ready to turn on him at any moment, Torien must decide once and for all how much he’s willing to sacrifice for an empire he no longer believes in.

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Review: While I really enjoyed reading this series, there are a rather large number of trigger warning involved, mostly for the first book. That said, the characters were complex and well written, and I loved seeing them grow throughout both books. Still, even thought I don’t mind most content as long as it isn’t glorifying the crimes, there were parts that were hard to read in Blood Road.

Here is the content warnings from the author’s website for Blood Road:

Graphic violence, some involving children (battle scenes, executions, torture, suicide); brief references to rape; references to alcohol; mild language

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Amanda McCrina has studied in Italy, taught English in Japan, and currently tutors Latin in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in History from the University of West Georgia, and is now pursuing her MA. She writes stories that incorporate her love of history, languages, and world travel. She drinks far too much coffee and dreams of one day having a winning fantasy-hockey season.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Audio Tour: Power of Five

Author: Alex Lidell

Narrator: Victoria Mei

Length: 5 hours and 27 minutes

Serie: Power of Five Book Series, Book 1

Publisher: Alex Lidell

Released: Apr. 29, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow – or resist.

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out… Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to… a female. A mortal female.

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing – a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone… especially for Lera herself.

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel.

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Alex Lidell is the author of Amazon best sellers AIR AND ASH and WAR AND WIND (Danger Bearing Press, 2017) and an Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books.

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This book is one of my top reads of 2018 so far! I’ll admit, after reading ACOTAR, I’ve kind of had a need for more fae fantasies. While I’ve found quite a few, not many can compare to the other stories fantasy or otherwise that I have become accustomed to reading. That said, there are a few, and of this series might just become my new favorite! I love the quint, and can’t wait to see what other adventures they have!

Once again the narrator Victoria Mei is new to me. Which isn’t a surprise as she seems to do more erotic contemporaries, which isn’t often my go too. That said, I loved her voice in this, and am so glad she was the one to bring this story to life!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Alex Lidell. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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