Friday, June 29, 2018

Release Day Blitz: Mistake of Magic

I am so excited that MISTAKE
OF MAGIC
by Alex Lidell is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Alex
Lidell, be sure to check out all the details below.

 

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a Signed copy of the book,
notebook, & swag, US Only and 3 eBooks of MISTAKE OF MAGIC, International,
courtesy of Alex and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win,
enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About the Book:
 
Title: 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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it:
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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.

About
Book 1:
 
Title: POWER
OF FIVE
Author: Alex
Lidell
Pub.
Date:
 May
4, 2018
Publisher: Danger
Bearing Press
Formats: Paperback,
eBook
Pages: 312
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it:
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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 thinga 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. 

Excerpt:
Four
hours and then we’ll be there. Asking the Elders Council to accept our oath as
a quint. My chest tightens, nausea shifting my stomach. If the rest of the
Elders Council is anything like Klarissa- the gorgeous, manipulative viper who
tried to have me killed- then the five of us are walking into a predator’s open
maw.  
I’d
expected that the decision to remain a quint would bring a calm finality with
it. The knot on a braid’s end. It didn’t. If anything the knot is at the
braid’s beginning, with the weave still to come. With snags to be untangled
along the way.
My
head spins as Shade reluctantly sets me on my feet, the enormity of the past
quarter hour hitting me as brightly as the light. What in the bloody stars have
I done, swearing to be a warrior that I can never become? A shiver runs down my
spine. What if we never leave the Citadel, the males trapped here like caged
animals because of me?
My
body begs me to defend it. Something inside me rises to answer the plea, the
sensation so native that I know the something inside me is mine- and yet I”m
just as certain that I’ve never felt it before. Don’t even know what it is.

 

It’s
all for me, I realize. The males’ willingness to endure humiliations that
should be hundreds of years behind them. To drop to their knees on the hard
council floor and accept runes that trap them in a place they despise. My
throat constricts, a sense of belonging, of fierce connection, filling my soul.
I don’t know how I can ever repay the four warriors for the gift, but I will.
 

 

About Alex:
Alex Lidell is the 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. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh
Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.
Join Alex’s newsletter for news, bonus content and sneak peeks: www.subscribepage.com/TIDES
Giveaway Details:
1 winner will win a Signed copy of the
book, notebook, & swag, US Only.

 

3 winners will win an eBook of MISTAKE
OF MAGIC, International.





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Monday, June 25, 2018

Cover Reveal: When Fire Rains Down

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I am so pleased to share this stunning cover with you all today, and the story beneath is even better!

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When Fire Rains Down: A Kingdom Come Novel (Book #3)

Author: Cecelia Earl

Release Date: July 27, 2018

Genre: YA/ Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy

Synopsis:

The little town of Shady Creek is under attack by Lucifer and his demons. To save the people she loves, human-angel Hybrid Julia must rescue their kidnapped Guardian Angels, even when it means defying her father.

Trouble is, he knows only too much about Hell’s perils. When a demon sucks Julia into a cosmic vacuum, the experience leaves an indelible blight she dares not mention for fear of losing her place on the angelic rescue team.

As a growing demon army surrounds Shady Creek, Julia’s feelings for her own Guardian become all too real and dangerous. But the cosmic imbalance fueled by Hybrid Angels, Rogue Guardians and Warriors is already depleting the strength of the Rescue Team. And there’s no room for distraction when the mission is to get into Hell—and out again.

For the sake of the mission, Julia must face the truth of the Hybrids’ existence. Because nobody will be safe unless she can trust the gift of free will—for others and for herself—in this end-of-the-world finale to The Legend of Shady Creek Trilogy.

Stay tuned for another trilogy in the Kingdom Come Series: The Stories of Summersby Corner

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Excerpt

“Nicholas can teach you to use the demons’ weapons against them. You may become an expert, the best. Cole and I can get you inside. We can provide detailed descriptions of Hell and instruct you on how to find Tobias and the others, but we were there for months, for years, and we are blessed to miraculously be sitting here before you now.

“There’s a slim chance you’ll get in and an even slimmer chance you’ll get out. Especially with all the Guardians. An attack from the inside out is the only way, but some of the Guardians have been there a long, long time. There’s no telling how beat up they are, and I don’t mean bruised bodies, I mean tortured minds.”

His words are met with a hushed silence.

I expect Nicholas to look defeated, but he rises again, and his voice is as strong as ever. “It will not be easy, and none of us can expect it to be. We’ve all fought demons before, and we know as well as anyone how they can manipulate, deceive, and pervert truths. We know how nearness to them for any short or lengthy period of time can affect the strongest of angels.”

He doesn’t look at Cole when he says this, and Cole doesn’t appear to be offended. I suppose they’re too timeworn and wise to mind obvious truths and overlook what humans might take as a slight.

Dad’s looking at his folded hands, clenching his jaw. I feel bad for him. With what he saw and felt, it’s no wonder he doesn’t want me to go. I want to wrap my arms around him now and put my forehead to his like I did when I was a little girl. I want to remove those memories as much as he wants to save me from experiencing them.

“But in knowing this, I hope we will become stronger, more prepared, more resolute. Even though it is dangerous and will be difficult, knowing what being near Hell does to our Guardians, we have all the more reason to rescue them. I am still all in for this mission. My plan to take a small team in order to get in without detection, accomplish our mission, and get out, stands.

“With so many Guardians in captivity, we cannot simply sneak them out. Our breakout will be catastrophic. It will be an upset. We will go in small, like a whisper, but we will come out shouting in victory.” He pounds on the table. It shakes and the sound echoes throughout the cave. Once it’s quiet, he asks, “Who is with me?”

Stunned, we all sit in silence. But after a moment I realize he is waiting for us, for at least one of us, to respond.

I don’t look at my dad before I rise. “I am with you.”

Other Books in this Trilogy

When Ash Rains Down Cover.jpegWhen Ash Rains Down (Book #1)

Shady Creek gets a whole lot scarier after Julia learns she’s part angel, especially since the only person she can trust is an angel who’s as infuriating as he is attractive.

Julia received a necklace containing the songs of the angels from her dad when she was four. When she was eleven, he abandoned her family and the necklace went silent. At seventeen, Julia’s doing everything she can to maintain security for her family, but now her necklace seems to have come to life once again. And that’s not all that’s changing.

When a robber attempts to steal from their diner, the necklace blazes and burns her chest. Pain in her back is nearly unbearable as the thief transforms before her eyes… into something demonic.

Demon after demon threaten Julia’s home, family, and friends, and she realizes there may have been something more behind her dad’s disappearance. And now there may be something–or someone–dangerous after her.

Julia has to accept that she is not quite human. Will her infuriating but attractive Guardian Angel be able to prepare her for the battle to come?

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When Smoke Rains Down Cover.jpegWhen Smoke Rains Down (Book #2)

If only humans knew the invisible danger lurking around them…

In the aftermath of an explosion and Homecoming battle, Julia tries to form some semblance of a routine: work, study, and visit her brother who remains hospitalized. Unable to confide in anyone about her double life of being both human and angel, and fearful she’ll bring more death and destruction to those she loves, she pulls away from her family and best friend.

When demons once again start to show up at every turn, seemingly bringing about her brother’s deepening depression, she demands her sword from Nicholas. Ever the stern Guardian Angel, he forbids her from using it. Isolated, she takes protecting her brother into her own hands. But when demons show they have evils hidden within their weapons in addition to their ability to siphon souls from the living, Julia’s not sure she knows the best way to handle saving him any longer. Especially when ash-colored lines begin to appear on humans, lines of demonic poison that travel through their veins toward their hearts and alter their moods.

Thrust into a dark world of conspiring demons, Julia is in more danger than she ever imagined possible. To stop evil from spreading and overtaking those she loves, she’ll have to seek out the one person she mistrusts most–especially when a line appears on her own arm, and her apathy toward doing much of anything, including saving anyone, grows.

Enter a complex world where humans, demons, and angels collide, all battling to rule the Earth.

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Cecelia Earl graduated with a degree in education and has been teaching ever since. She’s a wife, a mom of three boys, and an owner of a magical laundry pile that never stops growing. She lives near enough to Green Bay, WI that her refrigerator is always stocked with cheese, and the first colors her children learned were green and gold.

She’s a first grade teacher in a Catholic school by day, a mom always, and a writer in her sleep, but that’s okay because being an author is a dream come true. She writes angel fantasy books for young and youngish adults. If you feel young, she writes for you—whether or not you feel particularly angelic.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: Scarlet Moon

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Scarlet Moon (Children of the Blood Moon #1)

The hunted Feravolk are counting on Jayden, a seventeen-year-old, dagger-wielding, storm-detecting orphan, to save their race. Maybe they should have thought of that before they killed her family.

The land of Soleden is dying because the sorceress queen hunts and kills the people who cared for all nature, the Feravolk. Through their special bond with animals, the Feravolk have become more than men. Faster, stronger, masters of camouflage and stealth. Only a Deliverer born the night of the Blood Moon can save them from extinction.

According to prophecy, Jayden is a Deliverer, but it’s not a destiny she wants. She has no sympathy for either side. The Feravolk killed her family, so they can die for all she cares. And fighting the queen with nothing but daggers and her special abilities—storm predicting—is a suicide mission. Destiny can pick someone else.

Except hiding from destiny proves difficult; Deliverers attract powerful Protectors. Jayden’s is one of the Feravolk, so he can’t be trusted. But he makes her feel safe. Makes her want to save his race. If she chooses to keep hiding, he’ll remain one of the hunted, but he’ll protect her even if it means his death if she faces the queen. Making the right choice has never been so excruciating, especially since the prophecy says nothing about the Deliverer’s success, or survival.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mid-Year Freakout Tag

ow, this year has flown by! Still, I’ve gotten loads of reading down, and have read some pretty fantastic books already, and I have even more to look forward too this year!

I planned to do this tag anyway, but I stumbled on Kristina @ Books And Dachshunds who tagged anyone who still wanted to do this tag, so I’ll credit her XD

You have read 45 of 52 books in 2018.
YOUR 2018 BOOKS
Song of the Current by Sarah TolcserCarnival Magic by Amy EphronStrong Hold by Sarah CastilleThe Last Namsara by Kristen CiccarelliThe Glittering Court by Richelle MeadLegendary by Stephanie Garber
A Holy Woman and a Highwayman by S. RoseCaraval by Stephanie GarberEven the Darkest Stars by Heather FawcettWhisper by Lynette NoniSleep Train by Jonathan LondonThe City of Brass by S.A. ChakrabortyRodeo Standoff by Susan SleemanSky in the Deep by Adrienne YoungChildren of Daedala by Caighlan SmithRebel with a Cupcake by Anna MainwaringLose Me. by M.C. FrankA Christmas Carol by Charles DickensThe Progeny by Tosca LeeOur Dark Stars by Audrey GreyThe Cruel Prince by Holly BlackRain by India R. AdamsMurder on Valentine's Day by P. CreedenCourage by Lauren H. Salisburyfacing the sun #2 by Carol Beth AndersonLove, Mama by Jeanette BradleyMemory Walker by Carly MarinoLibrary Wars by Kiiro YumiLibrary Wars by Kiiro YumiDivergent by Veronica RothUpdrift by Errin StevensLibrary Wars by Kiiro YumiStorytime by Leonie RobertsThe River Witch by Helena RookwoodChildren of Icarus by Caighlan SmithMonstress, Vol. 2 by Marjorie M. LiuLibrary Wars by Kiiro YumiThe Snitch, The Witch, and The One Who Was Rich by Joe SpragaRebel by Joanne MacgregorBride of the Water God, Volume 1 by Mi-Kyung YunRefuse by Joanne MacgregorRecoil by Joanne MacgregorPolaris by Michael NorthropBridge of the Gods by Diane RiosOuran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori

Best book you’ve read this year ?

 

Not really book, but I loved the Recoil Trilogy! Its one I hadn’t heard of before, but turned out to by my favorite YA Dystopia!

Best sequel you’ve read in 2018? 

I’ve read a lot of Book 1’s in some new series, but have only read a few sequals this year so far. That said, I’d have to say Legendary (Caraval #2) steals this spot!

 

New release you haven’t read yet but want to ?

Um…just one?! XD 37541828

 

Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?

There are a few, but most anticipated? Right off, I think of Kingdom of Ash (ToG #7)

 

Biggest Disappointment?

I have some I put down, and may or may not finish. Of those Furyborn is my biggest disappointment.

Of the titles I finished reading? Sleep Train 35742906

 

Biggest Surprise?

Polaris by Michael Northrop I read his Trapped as a child, and really didn’t like it. So I was worried when I realized this was by the same author, as I had already agreed to review it. So I was super surprised that I ended up loving it!

 

Favorite New To You Or Debut Author?

New to me; Joanne Macgregor. Debut Author; Adrienne Young.
Both of these ladies have become two of my favorite authors this year! Joanne Macgregor with her Recoil Trilogy, and Adrienne Young with Sky in the Deep.

 

Newest Favorite Character?

Um…there are quite a few… Quinn and Jinxy from Recoil, Luka and Emily from The Progeny, and “Jane Doe” from Whisper.

 

 

Book That Made You Cry?

I don’t think any have this year… Its often very hard to get me to cry, (unless I’m super depressed, in which case I don’t read.) The last one I remember making me cry way the audiobook of Gaiman’s Norse Mythology last November.

 

Book That Made You Happy?

Many of them. The series with the most satisfying end has to be The Library Wars! I loved V.11, and am so glad I read it! Book that made me happy in general? A four-way tie between:

  • The Cruel Prince
  • The City of Brass
  • Even the Darkest Stars
  • Legendary

They were all so good, and I can’t wait to read more/the end of each series!

Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptation?

All time? Howl’s Moving Castle. This year?

The only one I’ve seen was The Boxcar Children, since it’s my little brother’s favorite series right now. And it’s actually really good.

Favorite Post You Have Done This Year?

Hmm…well I started my blog for reviews mostly, and I’ve done some reviews I’m pretty proud of, but I’m probably most proud of my post about getting ARCs and my experience so far. HERE

 

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?

I haven’t bought very many this year…and most were for Kindle. That said:

26533261 I love her covers, and am excited to read this series!

 

What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?

Uh…lol..yeah. I have quite a few. Some are review requests, and others are sequels for series I love.

 

Here’s to another 6 months of fabulous reads! If you still haven’t done this yet, and want to, consider yourself tagged. Thanks for reading!