Book Review Alert: Sword and Shadow by Michelle Sagara

Reviewed: April 20th, 2022
Released: February 22nd, 2022
Genre: Fantasy

Beyond the Emperor’s law
In the city of Elantra, the law is upheld by a few groups, and the most feared are the Wolves—the Emperor’s executioners. The newest member of this elite force is Severn Handred.

Granted a leave of absence to pursue information about his unknown past, Severn joins a mission to an enclave well outside the boundaries of the Empire. And he will be in danger the entire time. Still, the instincts that led him to the Wolves and the sense of duty that keeps him there can’t be discarded as easily as the tabard he wears.

While he’s in the heart of the West March, enmeshed in a tangled web of mysteries that have been held for centuries, Severn’s belief in justice is going to be tested. It’s one mortal man and his single ally against a community of immortals who will kill to keep their secrets. But they don’t know who they’re up against. Read My thoughts...

Book Review Alert: Rule of the Night by M.H Woodscourt

Reviewed: April 16th, 2022
Released: January 20th, 2022
Genre: Science Fantasy

Blood called to the stars.
Darkness will answer.

After facing the Wildwood’s wrath, Lekore must set his sights on protecting his people from a threat descending from the depths of space. The key to safeguarding the cities of Erokel lies in an ancient shield system—if it can be repaired in time.

And the faraway threat isn’t Lekore’s only trouble. Closer dangers draw near to claim him and his abilities for their own. Somehow, he must wrestle with his newfound right to the throne, while he fends off a Tawloomez invasion, a slave revolt, and the worshippers of the Night—with only four days until first contact.

Meanwhile, the evil beyond his world has other plans… Read My thoughts…

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…

Book Review Alert: Angel’s Abdication by Katherine D. Graham

Reviewed: April 11th, 2022
Released: April 9th, 2022
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Angel Princesses are not supposed to be forced into marriages with Devils.

Especially not the Crown Princess… to The Devil Himself.

When Angel Crown Princess Seracuse discovers her hand has been pledged to Lucef, the Devil himself, she falls from The Heavens to avoid a life at his mercy.

Abdicating the Angel throne is not an easy feat, though–not with the forces of both The Heavens and The Underworld on her trail.

Stumbling into The Human World, the wounded fallen Angel is rescued from Harpies by a charming, enigmatic Demon who takes her in and nurses her back to health.

The spark between them is undeniable, and the bond she finds herself forging with her rescuer is the strongest one she’s had with another person in centuries. But that bond brings out a darkness from deep within her–a darkness the future Queen of the Heavens cannot tolerate.
If only the man fanning the flames in her heart wasn’t the Demon King, Draco.

Or The Devil’s brother. Read My thoughts…

Book Review Alert: Immortal by Lauretta Hignett

Reviewed: April 10th, 2022
Released: March 31st, 2022
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Immortality sucks.

Just ask Imogen Gray – over two-hundred thousand years old and teetering on the edge of total insanity.

All throughout history, she’s been hunted by an ancient creature who finds her and rips her to pieces every time she dares to access her deepest powers. But Imogen always regenerates. Slowly. Painfully.

She’s on a mission to find answers. She’s almost found them.

Unfortunately for her, there’s a delinquent psychic kid, a dangerously hot Vampire King, and a power-crazed blood witch hell-bent on bringing about the apocalypse standing in her way. Read My thoughts…

Book Review Alert: Definitely Deacon by Vawn Cassidy

Reviewed: April 7th, 2022
Released: March 29th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Jesse Ainsley’s life running his busy veterinary practice in the sleepy Cornwall bay he grew up in leaves no time for a serious relationship… at least, that’s what he tells himself, but the simple truth is much more cliché. He’s been in love with his best friend forever, but when he starts pulling away and goes radio silent on him for six months, Jesse begins to wonder if their friendship is finally over.

Deacon James lives his life at two speeds, a hundred miles an hour and stop. He’s spent the last decade travelling the world, winning races, partying with the most beautiful men and women, and living life on his terms, a life which was pretty close to perfect… with just one caveat… he’s never quite been able to get over the boy he left behind. His best friend Jesse has always made him yearn for something he’s too afraid to face and cutting him out of his life seemed like the only answer.

But things are never that simple. When Deacon wakes from an accident in Italy with Jesse asleep in the hospital chair beside him, he discovers Jesse’s been keeping secrets of his own.
At a crossroads in their life, they’re faced with a choice, build something deeper and stronger from the ashes, or let words unsaid and secrets tear them apart forever. 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.

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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

Book Review Alert: Graphite and Turbulence by Jami Fairleigh

Reviewed: April 5th, 2022
Released: March 1st, 2022
Genre: Urban Fantasy

He will need courage, resilience, and a bit of magic… to survive fatherhood.

Artist Matthew Sugiyama finally has a location to start his search for his birth family, but no one prepared him for the turbulence of a scowling, unhappy child. Not only is the depot is far away, his fledgling parenting skills are not cutting it… and everyone has plenty of advice to offer on fatherhood.

But before Matthew can find his bearings, Akiko disappears. In a blink, Matthew’s priorities change. Time is running out and when old friends and enemies arrive in the depot, the situation leaves Matthew scrambling. He needs a plan—and he needs help—but who can he trust?

A profoundly moving father daughter story of the search for love and connection, Graphite and Turbulence celebrates the magic that transforms friendly strangers into family. Read My thoughts…

Book Review Alert: Dark Empathy by Katy Morgan

Reviewed: April 3rd, 2022
Released: October 26th, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

For an empath, “How do you feel?” is never just a question.
Not when it can kill you.

These are the rules:

1. Rare and powerful empaths never escape the compound.
(Bastian Lucas escaped a year ago, and just because he’s been dragged back doesn’t mean he won’t escape again.)

2. Compound officers don’t ask questions.
(Captain Henry Mortimer has always followed orders, but Bastian’s arrival—and the disappearance of one of Henry’s team—have him wondering things he probably shouldn’t be wondering.)

When Major Valentine orders Bastian and Henry to investigate a series of murders committed by an asset with powers similar to Bastian’s, it brings to light more than just a cover up. Things like why an empath who shouldn’t exist is killing senators, what’s really behind the compound’s sinister asset program, and whether Bastian and Henry will live to see the end of this case.

Because they’re in danger of breaking rule number three as well:

3. Don’t fall in love. Read My thoughts…

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