Book Review Alert: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Reviewed: June 1st, 2022
Released: February 7th, 2019
Genre: Contemporary YA LGBTQ+ Graphic novel

Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they’ve never met … until one day when they’re made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance.

But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised.

By Alice Oseman, winner of the YA Book Prize, Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us. Read my thoughts...

Book Review Alert: Accidental Fae by Jessica Wayne

Reviewed: May 29th, 2022
Released: April 5th, 2022
Genre: Fantasy Romance

A life on the verge of death isn’t living.

When the doctors mention hospice, I know it’s time to take my life—or death—into my own hands. Stumbling through a portal into the fae realm wasn’t part of the plan.

But then I see him–the man who claimed my dreams with glimpses of his piercing golden gaze and sculpted body slick with sweat as he fought bloody battles. Seeing him once gave me strength; now, he gives me hope.

The creatures here claim he’s a rebel. A murderer. A traitor to their crown–a crown they say I’m tied to in irrevocable ways. I say he might be my only path to salvation.

I refuse to waste another life waiting for answers to secrets no one dares speak. It’s time for me to break free of my prison and claim the life that was always meant to be mine. My warrior has been broken by circumstance, though, and if I can’t give him a reason to fight, it could mean the end for both of us. Read my thoughts…

Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight – Fight for Darkness by Susan Stradiotto

We continue to reveal some amazing covers in the run up to the launch of the Realm of Darkness Anthology on October 4th, 2022. I am delighted to share Susan Stradiotto’s Fight for Darkness.

Exclusively available as part of the Realm of Darkness Anthology.

Have you preordered your copy yet for the insane price of 99c/77p?  I can’t wait to read these wonderful books. See all the covers revealed so far here

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Fight for Darkness

He must feed his beast. She is bent on revenge.

On the way to the club after the big fight, Kane MacLeod stumbles upon a fight in the depths of a dark alley. But he’s never seen a fight like this. What are they using? Mirrors? Lasers? Magic? No way! He tries but can’t turn away. Sure, the small woman is holding her own, but how can he leave her at the mercy of the three large men attacking her? What if that was his sister?

Malin has one purpose, to destroy the beast who took her sister. Every night she enters the Daylight realm to hunt. She walks among the humans unseen, searches for the slime who betrayed her, and slips back into Darkness before the Light. Her mother and her friends beg her to accept her sacred duty to the coven, but she owes her dead sister for the worst betrayal possible. She carries the burden. She’s been on this mission for years, and until she slays Godric, she cannot, will not, rest.

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About the Author:

My life in Eden Prairie, Minnesota revolves around my husband, three children, and our calamity, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Delaunay. I’ve been a Technology Project Manager for more years than I’d like to admit, but stories are my passion. I have always been a voracious reader, lover of worlds, and a “werd nerd.” My infatuation with well-developed characters sometimes rivals my relationships with real people. My free time is spent writing, networking with other writers, and occasionally camping “up-north.” If you’re from Minnesota, you’ll get the reference along with “hot dish” and “grey-duck.” If you’re not from Minnesota, you probably don’t want to ask. I’m originally a Texan, and that just never leaves you!

My writing is typically Fantasy. One of my fans called it Social Science Fantasy, and I think that’s about the best way to describe it. I’m a huge fan of all things world building and what that entails…the people, the creatures, the politics, the language, the maps, and more. My major work still focuses on The Caeteran Tales, but there are other ventures in my near future as well. Stay tuned!

Also by Susan Stradiotto:

The Serpentine Throne series

Call of the Storm Sorceror

Call of the Syrensea

Call of the Ryu Dragon

Call of the Scorched Empire

Call of the Maelstrom

Anthologies

Once Upon a Name

Twice Upon a Name

Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight – Captivated by the High Elf King by Jessica Grayson

We continue to reveal some amazing covers in the run up to the launch of the Realm of Darkness Anthology on October 4th, 2022. I am delighted to share Jessica Grayson’s Captivated by the High Elf King.

Exclusively available as part of the Realm of Darkness Anthology.

Have you preordered your copy yet for the insane price of 99c/77p?  I can’t wait to read these wonderful books. See all the covers revealed so far here

If you order via Apple iBooks or Barnes and Noble during May – you can claim three free books – find out more here!

Captivated by the High Elf King

Everyone fears the High Elf King. He is known throughout the seven kingdoms as a fierce and lethal warrior.

When I accidentally wander too close to the veil, I’m captured and brought before him. The sentence for trespassing is death.

The moment our eyes meet, the King claims I am his Fated One—his Khio’ri.

He spares my life, but he refuses to let me go. His people believe that a soul bond woven by fate cannot be undone.

Our people have ben enemies for hundreds of years. But the more time we spend together, I find myself captivated by this man who would be my husband and king.

Now, I find myself wondering: What would it be like if I allowed myself to fall?

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Grayson writes scifi and fantasy romance about strong heroines and the otherworldly heroes that cannot help but fall in love with them.

She lives with her husband, cat and dog in the San Antonio, TX area. In addition to reading and writing romance, she loves swimming, chai and dark chocolate.

Want updates on new book releases? Follow me on Facebook or on my author page: JessicaGraysonAuthor.com I’d love to chat with fans about my stories!

Also by Jessica Grayson:

Of Fate and Kings series

Bound to the Dark Elf King

Claimed by the Dragon King

Taken by the Fae King

Stolen by the Wolf King

Captured by the Orc King

Claim your THREE free books by Realm of Darkness authors in May.

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Not only is the Realm of Darkness box set a fantastic deal at only 99 cents for 40+ full-length paranormal and fantasy romance novels by bestselling and award-winning authors, but now you can read even more from these amazing authors, and as early as June 2022.

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Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight – Inferno Games by Elise Knight

Some gorgeous covers have been revealed over the last few weeks for the Realm of Darkness Anthology. I am delighted to share Elise Knight’s Inferno Games

Only available as part of the Realm of Darkness Anthology.

Have you preordered your copy yet for the insane price of 99c/99p?  I can’t wait to read these wonderful books. See all the covers revealed so far here

Inferno Games by Elise Knight

I never thought I’d go to hell, least of all beg to go, but when my sister ends up there, I know I have to go in and get her out.

The problem is, there’s only one way out of hell and that’s to play the Inferno Games. A number of trials that will lead me down to the very depths of hell and to Lucifer himself.

It’s not bad enough that each round is set by demons, featuring creatures that my deepest nightmares wouldn’t be able to conjure up, but my opponents are among the wickedest people to have ever walked the earth and will stop at nothing to win the coveted spot at Lucifer’s banquet. And my team mates…they’re even worse. Among them, a devastatingly drool-worthy fallen angel whose only crime is sweltering hotness, a girl who thinks she’s an angel, and finally, the sinfully sensual Dade Angelis, a psycho who won’t let the small problem of having team mates stop him being the first to enter the ninth ring.

Because team mates or no, Only one person can win the Inferno games, and that someone is going to be me…or there’ll be hell to pay.

Inferno games is a dark romance set in hell. It’s not going to be a bed of roses with rainbows and unicorns. It contains graphic scenes and will wring your heart out many times before the end. If you don’t like having your heart wrecked, this might not be the book for you.

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About the Author:

Elise Knight is the secret pen name of a USA Today bestselling author. In this guise, she reads by candlelight while eating dark chocolate and wearing slippers. Her books contain fearless women and men you’ll either want to kiss or kill ( sometimes at the same time!)
You can find out more about her by checking out her Facebook page or signing up to her newsletter here

Also by Elise Knight:

Realm of Night (Enemies to Lovers fantasy series)

  1. Dream King
  2. Queen of Darkness
  3. Nightmare King

Dark Gods (Limited Edition Fantays Anthology)

Book Review Alert: Dragon Storm by Sloane McClain

Reviewed: April 14th, 2022
Released: March 31st, 2022
Genre: Paranormal Romance Fantasy

Taylor Lyon knows how to take care of herself. Her family made sure. But when she pulls an injured man from the night surf, she finds herself defenseless against his charms. Plus, the energy she picks up from him matches that of the sword her aunt hid while dying of cancer. A sword the women in her family have protected for centuries. Taylor has no intention of giving it to the wrong person. Is it possible this waterlogged stray is the rightful owner?

            Iain Pendragon can’t believe fate dropped him in the hands of a Sword Maiden who should know the whereabouts of one of the four remaining missing swords. Swords his family require to imprison an ancient evil for eternity. Claiming the sword means claiming his destiny and it leaves no room for love.

            But Taylor can only tell if the sword she guards is Iain’s by touching it once more. That means recovering it from its hiding place. If Taylor can even find it. Taylor worries that spending more time with Iain will make her fall more in love with him. Iain is concerned that he’ll be forced to choose between the woman he’s coming to love and the fate of the world. Read My thoughts…

Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight – Charm and Mayhem by Sky Sommers

Some gorgeous covers have been revealed over the last few weeks for the Realm of Darkness Anthology. I am delighted to share Sky Sommers’ Cham and Mayhem

Only available as part of the Realm of Darkness Anthology.

Have you preordered your copy yet for the insane price of 99c/99p?  I can’t wait to read these wonderful books. See all the covers revealed so far here

Charm and Mayhem by Sky Sommers

After a stint in the Magic Kingdom, Marina returns to her glitzy Moscow life as the new goddess of Fate, with an angel in tow.

Gabriel a former guardian is atoning for his decisions as Fate’s bodyguard. First order of business: Keep Marina’s jealous ex away from her. Second: restore magic on earth. As Marina tries to explain botox and face control to Gabriel, the olden Goddess of Fate has schemes of her own.

Will Gabriel be able to let go of the past? Can Marina navigate the mayhem of her new job with charm alone or will she remain a goddess without magic? And how exactly do you tell your FSB-anointed father you’re now immortal?

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You can read my Book Review of Sky’s fairytale retelling: To Thaw a Heart which proivdes more background to Marina.


About the Author:

Sky was born to Estonian-Russian parents and for most of her life has lived and worked as a lawyer in Tallinn, Estonia, with brief escapes to Finland and the United Kingdom for work/study and to all but the top and bottom continents in search of her muse. Her debut e-book in 2012 was about ancient goddesses running amock, trying to get their wilted powers back.

She then proceeded to indie publishing her own ebooks and paperbacks and found her way from myths and legend via the Angelic Agency to fairytales retold for young adult and adult audiences. So far, Thumbelina has been updated for suspicious adults, a more sinister version of Cinderella was released on 21.12.20 and an adult Red Riding Hood retelling is about to be released on 21.03.21. A Wizard of Oz retelling and several short stories are in the works.

All her books are linked by some character or another and she loves making you choose at the end – by letting you pick an ending to read – one for the optimist and a slightly different one for pessimists (well, except in the Cinders-Embers-Ash trilogy because only Douglas Adams could pull off a trilogy in 5 parts). She lives in a house with a small garden with her husband and mostly one, but on occasion plus four kids. No dog.

Also by Sky Sommers

  • To Thaw a Heart
  • Cinders, Necessary Evil
  • Ash, Crooked Fates
  • Embers, Beastly Curses
  • To Cure a Curse
  • Godesses, Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble
  • Thumbelina
  • This TIme Around
  • King of Time

Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight – The Mage’s Curse by Bethany Adams

Some gorgeous covers have been revealed over the last few weeks for the Realm of Darkness Anthology. I am delighted to share Bethany Adams’The Mage’s Curse

Only available as part of the Realm of Darkness Anthology.

Have you preordered your copy yet for the insane price of 99c/99p for 40+ full length paranormal novels?  I can’t wait to read these wonderful books. See all the covers revealed so far here

The Mage’s Curse by Bethany Adams

After a simple dinner with a god went very, very wrong, fae mage Chalmys was cursed to remain locked in his tiny realm. Until, that is, he could find someone to tell his story. All of his story.

There are only two problems: Revealing the truth of his birth will put his mother at grave risk, and he has to send his story through dreams.

Chalmys thought the second would be the easiest to overcome, but after centuries of tangled tales gone wrong, he has nearly given up hope.

Until the night he connects with Holly. Now he has to convince her to risk everything to set him free. If only a certain god doesn’t interfere …

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About the Author: Bethany Adams

Ever since finding a copy of The Hero and the Crown in her elementary school library, Bethany has loved fantasy. After subjecting her friends to stories scrawled in notebooks during study breaks all through high school, she decided to pursue an English degree at Middle Tennessee State University. When not writing or wrangling her two small children, Bethany enjoys reading, photography, and video games.

Books by Bethany Adams

Return of the Elves Series

  • Soulbound
  • Sundered
  • Exiled
  • Seared
  • Abyss
  • Awakening
  • Ascent
  • Solace

Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight – Creatures of the Night by C. A. King

Some gorgeous covers have been revealed over the last few weeks for the Realm of Darkness Anthology. I am delighted to share CA King’s’ Creatures of the Night

Only available as part of the Realm of Darkness Anthology.

Have you preordered your copy yet for the insane price of 99c/99p?  I can’t wait to read these wonderful books. See all the covers revealed so far here

Creatures of the Night by C.A. King

Zoe spent her whole life training how to fight demons – how to kill them. Not once did that curriculum include falling in love with one. Now she’s faced with hard choice: betray one to save the other.

Will she side with the family and friends who have always been there for her or trade it all for the romance she so deeply desires?

Odds are, no matter which path she follows, her heart won’t make it out unscathed.

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About the Author: C.A. King

USA Today Bestselling & Award Winning Author, C.A. King, was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and decided to publish some of her works.

Carol Ann King is proud to have her name join the list of Canadian born authors. She hopes her writing will help inspire another generation of Canadians to continue adding to the literary heritage and rich culture Canada already has to offer.