Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Blog Tour: DawnKing (Tales of Faeraven #4)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours DawnKing (Tales of Faeraven #4) By Janalyn Voigt Fantasy, Christian Fantasy Paperback & ebook, 342 Pages February 1st 2020 by Pelican Book Group A prince marked for death, a princess without a kingdom, and a world at war. Unlikely travelers band together to accomplish the impossible—bring peace to their... Continue Reading →

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Audio Tour: Breakwater (The Mer Chronicles #2)

Author: Errin Stevens Narrator: Sean Posvistak Publisher: Errin Stevens Released: Jul. 17, 2017 Series: The Mer Chronicles, Book 2 Length: 8 hours 39 minutes Genre: Romantic Fantasy The sirens of Griffins Bay are in trouble, and the recent slew of royal suicides looks to be the least of their worries. For one, unless a blood... Continue Reading →

Monday, January 13, 2020

Releaze Blitz: SCAVENGE THE STARS

  I am so excited that SCAVENGE THE STARS by Tara Sim is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Jewels Arthur, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for 3 finished copies of... Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal: Moonscript

MOONSCRIPT SUMMARY “It is said that Darkness is empty and whatever vanishes into its depths is lost forever. I know this better than anyone. For I have suffered here in the shadows, and there are none who might find me.” Seventy years. Seventy years the elven prince has been lost to the darkness, assumed dead... Continue Reading →

Audio Tour: Updrift (The Mer Chronicles #1)

Author: Errin Stevens Narrator: Sean Posvistak Publisher: Errin Stevens Released: Apr. 20, 2017 Series: The Mer Chronicles, Book 1 Length: 8 hours 37 minutes Genre: Romantic Fantasy For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water. Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on... Continue Reading →

Friday, January 10, 2020

ARC Review: Autumn’s Reign (The Lochlann Treaty #4)

Autumn’s Reign (The Lochlann Treaty #4) by Robin D. Mahle & Elle Madison  See how it all ends for Charlie, Logan, and Oli in this final installment of The Lochlann Treaty… Blurb from Amazon: Charlie returned to a kingdom in shambles. With her husband in the dungeons and the most despicable man in the realm... Continue Reading →

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

ARC Review: Summer’s Rebellion (The Lochlann Treaty #3)

Summer’s Rebellion (The Lochlann Treaty #3) by Elle Madison & Robin D. Mahle  Charlie knows how to be a princess. Now she must learn to be a queen. She sacrificed her heart in exchange for the fragile peace of her kingdom, but in the wake of their beloved king’s assassination, peace is hard to come... Continue Reading →

Monday, January 6, 2020

My Monday: Hello! (I’m Still Here! )

Hi, I’m still here! *waves* I know posting have been…sporadic at best lately. I haven’t used the computer much, and posting on my phone isn’t an option, neither is Kindle Fire really… I have been planning though, and getting more organized, at least somewhat, and plan to work on more scheduled posts soon… I’ve already... Continue Reading →

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday’s Spotlight: Girl of Fire (Berona’s Quest #1)

Girl of Fire (Berona’s Quest #1) by Gabrielle Mathieu  Eighteen-year-old Berona only wants to roam free in the hills while she daydreams of a suitor who would dance with her—until the night the Water Demon hunts her down. To save her family from the Demon’s threats, she flees with a heretic magician convinced that Berona... Continue Reading →

Sunday’s Spotlight: Fairest Son

Fairest Son by H.S.J. Williams  The Fair and Foul courts of the fey folk have long yearned for one to bring them together in peace, but hopes are dashed when the fairest prince and the prophecy concerning him are laid to ruin. Burdened with shame and sorrow, the prince flees to the cold mountains far... Continue Reading →

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Review: Spring’s Rising (The Lochlann Treaty #2)

They say ignorance is bliss.

Charlie used to believe that was a lie, but now she’s not so sure.

As the truth comes to light, everything Charlie thought she knew, everything she thought she wanted is called into question.

Though she manages a daring escape from her captors, the black mark of the Aramach is spreading like wildfire, threatening the fragile peace between Luan and H’Ria. Through it all, Charlie tries to overcome the scars she’s brought back with her to be the leader her people need.

Will she and Oliver be able to unite the kingdoms before it’s too late? Or will she lose what matters most?

Review:
Rating: 5 Fighting Stars
Published: April 26th 2019
*I received an eARC from the author. This does not affect my review. This review is voluntary.*
Yes, I love when a series improves with each book, and this one is off to an amazing start! I liked the first one, but wasn’t sold, this one leaves no doubt, I’ll be reading the last two soon! I loved Charlie’s growth and development so far, and it really shows in this one, taking some of the innocence/blinders off and this sets a darker and more gritty tone, one that I loved and felt fit the story’s continuation well. I really liked this one, but the start is pretty…rough, and the whole story is setting up for the read of the series to follow this dark tone, which seems to be a favorite of mine looking at my ‘read’ shelf in the last few years… XD
I really liked Fia’s role/appearance in this one, and got a sense that she’s like Mor when Ferye is in Rhys’ mountain house. She’s a supporting friend, but also challenges the heroine a bit and helps them start questioning, but also helps them start asking the right questions! I’m interested to see how things play out when they meet again, as I have a feeling there’s some answers that are about to get spilled, and I can’t wait!
Also…I won’t say much, but I actually started to like Rowan in this one, and I have one burning question I hope someone is able to answer later on…who? I know it wasn’t who it seemed to be, but who was he implying, and just what was he implying when he first visits Charlie? I’m pretty sure I know, but am curious if she will realize when things come to light.
Other books to try:
Reactive (The Elite Trials #1) by Becky Moynihan• Always (The Lost Princesses #0.5) by Jody Hedlund• Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria 1) by Kay L Moody

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Review: The Elements of the Crown (1-4 The Elements of Kamdaria)

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The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria)

Talise has a gift that could save her life.

In an empire divided into three rings, seventeen-year-old Talise is from the outer ring. This dangerous and crime-laden land has one constant… death.

Her only chance for escape is to become Master Shaper—an honored position in the palace court and military. Each year, the emperor chooses one student to receive the title.

After ten years of training at an elite academy, Talise clearly has a gift for manipulating the elements of water, air, earth, and fire. But Aaden, a handsome student from the privileged inner ring, is poised to steal the title away from her.

When they come before the emperor, he is impressed with the great skill both Talise and Aaden possess. He presents them with a set of trials, and she knows this is the chance she needs to prove herself. As long as Aaden doesn’t ruin everything.

But secrets hide in every corner of the palace, masking a conflict far more dangerous than her previous home in the outer ring. Now, she must play along with the emperor’s lies and games, or else she will lose her life to an enemy she never expected.

This book includes novellas 1-4 of The Elements of Kamdaria:

Ice Crown, Wind Crown, Dust Crown, and Flame Crown.

Review:
Rating: 5 Magical Stars!
Published: December 3rd 2019
Publisher: Marten Press
This series is one of my favorites released this year, and I’m so excited to see it in print! When it comes to novellas, I’m always eager to have then in ‘sets’ as I love owning my favorite books in print, but cost and room limit my options. This one goes a step further, it has a beautiful new cover, plus character art and other bonus goodies I’m excited about! Below is my review for book/episode 1, which I wrote before reading the others. I will add that while I loved it then, it only gets better, and I’m eager to find out more after the last plot twist!

*I received an advance copy from the author. This does not affect my review.*

I loved the first chapter of this, but since it’s so short, I was excited to see more of the ‘what happened after’ part of Talise’s childhood. Since we knew she would get into Academy, I was looking forward to seeing her abilities and fellow students more. I loved this story and the world-building was well done, and leaves room for plenty of character growth!

If you liked this, try:
Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy, #1) by Laura Sebastian • Avatar Volume 1 The Last Airbender (Avatar #1) by Michael Dante DiMartino • The Memory Thief (City of Wishes #1) by Rachel Morgan

ARC Review: Ice Mermaid

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(Salt for Air 0.5)

“Darius.” It came out choking from his chapped lips, and his head jerked as he tried to look up into her face.
“What now?”
“‘S my name. Darius. Thank you.”
Of all the humans drowning around her, she had to be stuck with the one who bothered to mind his manners as he was dying. She bit back a laugh. “Well, good to know. Stay alive, Darius.”
“Death feels so warm,” he whispered, those brown eyes hooded as they looked into hers. “Didn’t know there were mermaids in heaven. Ice mermaids…So beautiful. Jewels for eyes, pearls for hair.”
Behind them, the great ship that had the words “Titanic” painted on its bow was cracking as it tilted into the freezing waters of the ocean.

Lorelei gave a frustrated sigh and tightened her hold on him.

Ice Mermaid is a Salt for Air novella about a mermaid who witnesses the sinking of the Titanic. It’s not necessary to read it before Salt for Air in order to understand the series, but it definitely adds to it.

 

Review:

Rating: 3 Stars
Published: October 23rd 2019

*I received a complementary copy from the author. This does not affect my review.*

I enjoyed meeting these characters, and seeing more of this series. That said, being a novella, it was rushed, and I wish we had more time with Lorelei and Darius, but I also wish the ending felt a little more complete, while I didn’t mind Lorelei and Darius’s ending, I felt that the last chapter was just Lorelei in….limbo, while the world moved on around her. Still, I don’t care for insta-love but with the short length, I can see why it was needed, and I actually enjoyed the dialog and connection she shared with Darius.