Friday, 23 December 2016

Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens #3) by Lola Dodge (Review)

     Continuing on in the Shadow Ravens series, we get to see more of Quanta as she struggles to stay alive and protect those around her. Since the last book in the series, Quanta has grown more unstable in her time oriented powers and is slowly falling apart. Unfortunately though, she doesn't have time to deal with that as her old captors are out to kill or capture her and everybody she has grown to love deeply, preferably kill. With even more lives at stake, every choice she makes is critical, good thing Quanta can reset time.
    I enjoyed Quanta Reset, but if I'm honest, I'm getting a little board with the series. After the first two novels being about two new and riveting super powered character, Quanta reset was a little boring in comparison. That is because instead of following the trend of the first two novels, it continued the story of Quanta, which leaves room for very little new character development. I also felt like the author was not truly solid on the extent of Quanta's powers, and that could have been improved and clarified. That aside, the story was still very well written and the plot was still pretty intriguing. I still like Quanta and her comrades and they are each unique and intriguing characters. Overall I give Quanta Reset the rating of THREE AND A HALF STARS!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill (Review)

    In a medieval world of magic and espionage, Britta Flannery is the daughter of the hunter for the king. Well taught in tracking and archery, Britta herself is a force to be reckoned with. When her world is thrown into chaos with the murder of her father, she is forced to hunt one of the two only people she has ever loved in exchange for her own life. Things are made even more complicated with the risk of mysterious magic in the rivalling kingdom. On the journey she will learn of many dark secrets about her father, her past, and the future of her kingdom; and will have to decide if her life is worth killing the man she loved and lost.
     I enjoyed Ever the Hunted quite a bit. I found the narrative voice of the author to be clear and solid, making for some very engaging storytelling. Britta Flannery is a brave character, while remaining human and emotional enough to not be so strong that readers could not empathize with her. Plot wise, the story was chock full of mystery and twists and turns to keep readers engaged with it. I found the partial magical element to the story to be almost unnecessary to the plot but gave a certain spice to the novel that I will not complain about. I enjoyed Ever the Hunted and give it the rating of FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Release Blitz: Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn!

Lost Girl
by Chanda Hahn
Young Adult Fantasy
December 13, 2016

The first book in Chanda Hahn's new YA Fantasy series...
The Neverwood Chronicles
Wendy doesn't remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.

A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she's hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?

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We'll be celebrating the release of Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn
and The God Thief by Ben Hale!
Lots of fun, games & prizes!!!
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Be sure and check out Ben Hale's new book...
Now infamous for his exploits, Jack Myst is a master thief. 
     As a member of the Thieves Guild he has fought assassins, reavers, and even a devil—but now he faces his greatest challenge yet, the rank of guildmaster. Ascending to the office after defeating Skorn at Margauth, he launches a daring plan, one to steal what cannot be stolen.
    A god.
    But Skorn has retrieved the fragments of an ancient artifact, and has begun construction on the Necrolith, the beacon of ending. He issues a king’s bounty on Jack’s head, turning governments and guilds against him. Hounded by soldiers and hunted by assassins, it will require all of Jack’s skill to triumph over Skorn.
He couldn’t be more excited.



Author Bio:
  Chanda Hahn is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of the Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series. She uses her experience as a children’s pastor, children’s librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children.
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Other Books by Chanda Hahn:
An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series

The Iron Butterfly Series


Book Blitz: Acca by Christina Bauer!

by Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Origins, #3)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: December 13th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
    In just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancé, Prince Lincoln. No pressure.
   To gather proof, Myla and Lincoln go undercover at an all-girl’s high school on Earth. Lincoln acts as the new gym teacher; Myla becomes the school’s least popular transfer student ever. To stop them from getting the goods, Acca releases Hell on Earth. Literally. Good thing Myla and Lincoln aren’t afraid of a tough fight. This one promises to be the hardest yet. After all, who ever said high school wasn’t hell?
Interview with Myla Lewis and Prince Lincoln:
Good Morning, Purgatory
December 13, 2016
Susan Smiley: Welcome back. We’re very excited here at Good Morning, Purgatory. Today we have with us Myla Lewis, the Great Scala, and her fiancée Prince Lincoln.
Myla: He’s not my fiancée. We’re married.
Lincoln: (Smirks) We talked about this, Myla.
Myla: (Makes innocent face) We talked about what?
Lincoln: This is a book tour for ACCA. Christina Bauer wrote our story and we’re here to help her sell more novels. You’re not supposed to give away anything that happens in the books. It’s counter-productive.
Myla: (Taps chin.) There’s a loophole, but my brain is fudge right now.
Lincoln: There is indeed. You can say whatever you want as long as you start off by saying SPOILER ALERT.
Myla: (Snaps fingers.) That’s right. (Clears throat). Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! This is a SPOILER ALERT! Now, are we all good? (Glares at Susan, eyes glowing red)
Susan: (Blood drains from face) Sure. We’re, uh, fine.
Myla: Okay, everybody. The book happened in the past and as of today, Lincoln and I have already gotten married. Also, he knocked me up and I’m super grouchy. That’s more fair warning than spoiler alert, though.
Lincoln: (Raises his hand) I’ll vouch for that.
Myla: In fact, someone better bring me some crackers like, now. I have the munchies.
Susan: (Calls to stage left.) Can someone get her crackers?
Myla: And I want a diet coke.
Lincoln: (Clears throat.) We talked about that, too.
Myla: Right. The baby. No diet coke.
(Terrified intern runs up and hands Myla a box of saltines.)
Myla: Thanks, kid. (Opens box, stuffs face, and talks through mouth full of crackers.) What’s up, Susan?
Susan: Well, you’re the Great Scala, the only being who can send souls to Heaven or Hell. Our viewers want to know… what’s it like to wield so much power?
Myla: It’s a pain in the ass, mostly. Except I can park wherever I want. That’s pretty much the big perk.
Susan: And what about you, Lincoln? (Blushes.) I can call you Lincoln, can’t I?
Lincoln: Of course.
Susan: You’re the High Prince of the Thrax, a race of demon fighters from Earth. Most of our viewers have never left Purgatory. We see some recordings of Earth on television reruns, but everyone wants to know… what’s it really like?
Lincoln: (Purses lips.) Filled with demons, mostly. Only humans can’t see them. Trust me, Purgatory is a nicer place to live.
Susan: (Blushes.) Thank you, Lincoln. I must say, you’re a… (Giggles.) Very fit man.
Myla: Back off. That’s my baby daddy.
Lincoln: Ever since Myla became pregnant, her demonic side is a little high-strung.
Myla: True that. I tried to fight a broom the other day. Long story.
Susan: How fascinating. Your mother is the President of Purgatory and your father is first consort as well, isn’t he?.
Myla: Yup. He’s also an archangel.
Susan: What’s that like?
Myla: It’s like any girl living in her parent’s basement while being pregnant. Not too great. Lincoln and I are looking into getting our own place in Purgatory, but it isn’t easy.
Lincoln: We need a rooftop where her father can land safely. He’s a big fan of flying around.
Myla: What a pain. (Tips cracker box upside down, nothing comes out.) Well, I’m all out of crackers, which means I need to get some juice and a back rub. (Chucks box aside and turns to Lincoln.) You up for that?
Lincoln: (Leans in and whispers something in Myla’s ear. Her eyes glow red.)
Myla: (Hops to her feet.) We’re leaving RIGHT now, thank you very much. (Waves to camera.) Buy Christina’s book and write a review for crying out loud. These books won’t sell themselves.
Lincoln: (Takes Myla’s hand,) And keep an eye out for the next installment, THRAX, which is due out in the Fall of 2017.
Susan: Thank you both for visiting us here today. (Turns to camera.) I’m Susan Smiley, and this was Good Morning, Purgatory.

Author Bio:
Christina graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School with BA's in English as well as Television, Radio, and Film Production. Her day job is in marketing for companies like Microsoft, Cisco, and Zerto. Back in the go-go 90′s, she founded her own software start-up, Mindful Technologies. Christina believes that, upon close examination of Tolkien's text, it's entirely possible that the Balrog was wearing fuzzy bunny slippers.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Cover Reveal: Ocean of Stars by Belle Malory!

Ocean of Stars
by Belle Malory
(Twelfth Keeper #3)
Publication date: January 7th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
   One keeper down. Eleven to go.
   Kennedy Mitchell has just survived an alien attack, but at what cost? The world still isn’t safe. The keepers still aren’t strong enough to defend it. The people still have no idea how much is at stake.
    The Department of Extraterrestrials is planning an important mission, one that means seeking the help of another planet in order to save theirs. Kennedy is reluctant to leave at such a critical time, but her role in the mission is essential to its success. With everyone she loves still at risk, she’s willing to do anything to find the key to survival.
Even if that means crossing the universe.
Previous books in the series:
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Author Bio:
   I don't consider myself a writer. I'm a storyteller.
   My two great loves are books and coffee. If it weren't for books, my heart wouldn't feel as full. And if it weren't for coffee, I wouldn't know what mornings are. That being said, the guy at Starbucks knows me well. He sings to me sometimes.
    I live in Orlando, Florida with my family and two rescue mutts. Their personalities are like night and day. One is gold. The other is black. The gold one doesn't like to sleep in. Before I've had my coffee, we are enemies.
You can visit me at I love hearing from readers!


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Book Blitz: #PNR and #UF Giveaway Party!

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