Friday, June 30, 2017

Blog Tour: Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the enchanting children's book written by Louise Courey Nadeau, Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies. The tour will run from June 12 - June 30, 2017.

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Title: Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Illustrator: Nathan Heinze
Publication Date: April 2017
Publisher: Magelica Inc.
Number of Pages: 35
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: Five Star Readers Favourite and Story Monster approved!  New Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies is finally out! Its the third children's book in the Magelica trilogy. Put on your magical necklace and join Magelica and her friends as they discover that fairies are real and that love is the most powerful magic of all! In this very special adventure, rainbows light up the sky as Magelica and Prince Will embark on an extraordinary voyage to uncover the mystery of her past. Empowered on her quest by her chosen mother, Magelica and her friends follow
the secret scroll to the Land of the Fairies. As they make their way through the forest, fear gets in the way and their courage is tested.



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Title: Magelica's Voyage
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
Publisher: Magelica Inc.
Number of Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: Who ever heard of a girl being hatched from an egg the colour of sapphires? Magelica doesn't know where she came from or who she really is. But when she's transported to the Isle of Dreams in a flying bathtub, she launches into an adventure of discovery, and learns that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love. Come fly with her and discover for yourself the power of imagination, gratitude, believing in yourself, and love! In this special first voyage, fantasy, adventure, magical illustrations, empowering messages, and a wonderful cast of enchanting characters come together as Magelica takes young girls and the special people in their lives on a fun, inspiring voyage about making your life magical.
* Available in English / French / Spanish *
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Title: The Rescue (Magelica's Voyage Book 2)
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Publication Date: May 27, 2015
Publisher: Magelica Inc.
Number of Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: When Magelica dreams of the prince lost on a deserted island, she realizes that it could lead to his rescue. She returns to the Isle of Dreams to tell Queen Raya what she knows. Can they save Prince Will before it's too late? Will the power of laughter and love be enough?

* Available in English / French / Spanish *
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Louise Courey Nadeau, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, wife and mother to two girls and two boys is the creator and author of Magelica’s Voyage, Magelica’s Voyage: The Rescue and Magelica’s Voyage to the Land of the Fairies; an adventure/fantasy trilogy about a young girl on Earth who suddenly grows wings at the age of 12 and sets out on a voyage to discover who she is and where she comes from. Empowered by her Chosen Mother to follow her heart, Magelica and her fun and wacky friends learn that following your dreams is no easy task! Called upon to connect peoples and worlds, and bring balance and harmony, Magelica discovers that the greatest enemy is fear, but realizes that it is no match for courage, believing in herself, and love, the most powerful magic of all.


 Author, mother, wife, Founder and CEO of Magelica Inc., former marketing and advertising executive, a tireless fundraiser for many charities, a painter, and gardener, Louise’s passions keep growing. Louise's dream is to create a bond with children and their caregivers around the globe, and make a real difference by entertaining them with exciting stories that stimulate their imagination, and help them discover the power of their own magic.  Books are just the beginning. She is simply getting started!

 "Through life's trials and tribulations, I always believed I could. With the Magelica book series, my own beliefs, courage, determination and resolve have been tested over and over. Believing I can, has kept me going!  My goal is for young girls to be empowered to grow up strong, positive and powerful, and for young boys to have the self-confidence to support girls in their goals, thereby creating a new gender balance for a new generation. "The children of today, will grow up to be the parents of tomorrow. By inspiring them now, the ripple effect will eventually change the world."

"Magelica's Voyage is inspired by my life, my family, and the special people and places I love", says Courey Nadeau. "All of the characters in the story, including Magelica are reflections of the person I am- the wacky part, the funny part, the philosopher, the teacher, the caretaker, the chosen mom, the giver, and of course the dreamer. What would Magelica do, I often ask, and I get the answer. When you fly with Magelica, the possibilities are endless and there is magic all around."

To learn more about Louise Courey Nadeau please visit Magelica's Voyage website at Magelica.com. You can also follow Magelica on FB, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Magelica books and necklaces are available on amazon.com and at selected retailers.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: The Bucket

The Bucket The Bucket by D.J. Cattrell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received a copy from Pegasus Publishing for review

Rachel's bucket has a hole in one side and a jewel in the other. When Rachel first pressed the jewel in the side of the bucket, she was just four years old. Smoke came out of it and in it five unicorns pranced lightly onto her hand and off again. It made her smile and cry at the same time.


As her tenth birthday approaches, her world begins to change with the arrival of a mysterious silent boy with amazingly blue eyes and parents Rachel never sees. They move in next door and their house develops a green glow and has strange noises coming from it. That is when things started getting really odd.


Remember, Minotaurs are ticklish...



Review: My Summer Job

 
I received a copy through YA Bound  Book Tours for review. This in no way affects my review.

Siobhan Murphy is an average teenager: smart, hardworking, ambitious… and a bit of smart aleck. She has a terrific family and great friends. She also has out of control curly red hair, freckles on top of her freckles and a less than model like body. Siobhan has decided that this is her year to land the perfect summer job—a job that pays a ton of money, is a lot of fun, and will give her valuable experience to add to her resume.

After a chance encounter with the very stylish Natasha Romanoff, Siobhan is offered a job as her assistant. What she doesn’t realize, until she actually starts work, is that the very stylish Natasha runs an escort service.

Her job is pretty uncomplicated: type letters, book appointments, walk Natasha’s massive pair of Great Danes… the usual. But then Natasha and Lucius—her former husband and current business associate – ask Siobhan to befriend a couple of the escorts whom they suspect of indulging in a little hanky-panky on the side. Strictly against agency rules, BTW. Always game for an adventure Siobhan puts on her Sherlock Holmes hat and befriends the girls, but what Siobhan—along with her bestie and fellow sleuth, Marcy—discover is that there’s an awful lot more than just hanky-panky going on.
 

Review: Ash and Quill

30956356 Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an ARC galley from NetGalley for review

The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.

Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny....

Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.

Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library....

Review: Rise of the Erifs

31540521 Rise of the Erifs by Atlanta Bushnell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy from the author for review

"What is that?!" "An Erif. A killing machine. If they catch us, they'll kill us. That's all you need to know." The Erifs are ruthless, powerful and unforgiving. They feed on rage and hatred. And Prince Torin is all that stands in their way. He is young and impulsive. Determined to protect those he loves at any cost as their kingdom prepares for war with the Erifs - a fierce race of warriors - even if it means paying the ultimate price. But little does he know that those closest to him are hiding dark secrets. And in a land where battle lines are drawn in blood and carved out with fire, secrets could end them all.




Review: The Jewel Tree

35286780 The Jewel Tree by Lee Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an ecopy from the author for review

At the heart of THE JEWEL TREE is an heirloom so precious that the last remaining members of the Ryder family will do almost anything to keep it in their possession.
But how long should a young girl work to earn back the emblem of her mother's soul? And is any task to menial?
When Leda sees the hummingbird charm dangling from wealthy Lord Caitiff's shriveled earlobe, she swears she will labor a year and a day to reclaim it. She is prepared to do whatever the old man asks--until the day he asks too much.
In a world of dark curses and ancient grudges, Leda and her handsome young uncle are sometimes hard pressed to distinguish between appearance and reality. Not all that glitters is gold--and gold is never worth more than flesh and blood. This mini-novel about the redemptive power of love will delight readers who appreciate a little magic in their lives.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Review: Mercuria

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy from the author for review

Esperanza Bennett, a resourceful fifteen-year-old with an attitude problem, has no choice when her parents decide to move from San Francisco to Mercuria, a wealthy California suburb with the best schools in the state. Her parents can’t afford it and she knows she won't fit in, but the family needs a fresh start. Soon, Esperanza learns fitting in is the least of her worries. The first friend she meets, Cassandra, seems to be able to read minds and Arden, the troubled heir to the town’s mining fortune and a boy Esperanza can't stop thinking about, is either a bully she should run from or a savior with a secret. Once Esperanza uncovers the dark history of Mercuria, she races to save the lives of her family and new friends even if her heroic plans might have terrible consequences for her own future.

Blog Tour: The Sparks & The Flames (Review)


Welcome to my stop on this exciting tour!

The Sparks (The Feud Trilogy #1)
by Kyle Prue
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: January 31st 2017
Cartwright Publishing

Summary: 


One teen assassin-in-training must unite three warring supernatural dynasties before death comes to them all…
Find out why USA Today calls The Sparks “a crackling read” that “builds a vivid world (both) otherworldly and relatable.”
Neil Vapros just wants to make his father proud. The sixteen-year-old aspires to serve his family as an assassin, but he nearly dies in the process. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Neil’s family, as well as two rival dynasties, have abandoned an ancient promise to protect their city. An unknown evil has begun hunting all three houses from the shadows…
As Neil’s relatives fall one-by-one, he attempts to unite the three supernatural families against a common enemy. But earning trust after years of assassination attempts could prove impossible. Neil’s fight may involve more than a bloodthirsty empire, as betrayal rears its ugly head… 
The Sparks is the first book in the award-winning Epic Feud trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. If you like captivating characters, inventive world building, and supernatural battles, then you’ll love Kyle Prue’s action-packed coming-of-age tale.


The Flames (The Feud Trilogy #2)
Release Date: April 22nd 2017

Summary:

To survive incredible odds, one teen may have to trust both his former enemies and his fire-forged destiny…
Neil Vapros is one of the last free warriors of the great city of Altryon. He and his brother’s only chance of staying alive involves trusting an uneasy alliance with their former enemies. But in the world beyond his city’s walls, Neil’s life is much more dangerous than he ever imagined possible…
The Emperor has hired a ruthless madman and a vicious pack of assassins to hunt down the last supernatural survivors. As the allies attempt to hide from their enemies, the leader of a rebellion singles out Neil as the answer to a prophecy. Neil isn’t sure he believes he’s been “chosen,” but he knows one thing for sure: their only chance for survival lies in sticking together. While treachery and pain wait around every corner, Neil and his allies may win the day, but victory without casualties could prove impossible…
The Flames is the second book in the award-winning Epic Feud trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. If you like rich fantasy settings, imaginative supernatural abilities, and tough-as-nails characters, then you’ll love Kyle Prue’s electrifying adventure.

Review: I loved the setting and plot of both books! Filled with action and danger, choices and consequences! So much happened in these books, and I highly recommend them to any YA fantasy readers! Fun characters, super abilities, strong plot, and unique setting! A well written story, and one you don't want to miss!



About the Author
Kyle Prue is an award winning author, actor and comedian. Kyle wrote The Sparks: Book One of the Feud Trilogy when he was just 16 years old. Kyle has spent the past year on a national book tour visiting over 80 middle and high schools and meeting over 60,000 students. Kyle is now a freshman at the University of Michigan, studying acting and creative writing. He still visits schools and is a keynote speaker for conferences.

Kyle is the founder of Sparking Literacy, a non-profit dedicated to lowering the high school dropout rate by inspiring teens to read, write and follow their dreams. An actor and comedian, Kyle trains at Second City Comedy Club in Chicago, where a number of SNL actors have gotten their start. Kyle currently lives with his family in Petoskey, Michigan.

The Sparks has won numerous national awards including Best Book and Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015. The Sparks was runner up for Best Young Adult Fiction at the Florida Book Festival and won Honorable Mentions at the New England Book Festival, Midwest Book Festival, Southern California Book Festival, the International London Book Festival and won a prestigious Indie Fab award. Kyle also won an International Moonbeam Award for Best Young Author.

Blog Tour: A CHATEAU FOR SALE

A CHATEAU FOR SALE
BY CARRIE PARKER
Genre: Romantic thriller
Release Date:  13th January 2017
Publisher: Acorn Independent Press
Kate is living an idyllic life in the Kent countryside until she falls in love with her new neighbour, Nick.  She still loves her husband, Alastair, and she doesn't want to choose.  Inevitably, she has to, but escaping with Nick to his château in southern France proves to be the worst decision of her life.
The betrayal of her beloved husband, Alastair, leaves Kate racked with guilt, but things are only going to get worse. She never imagined how fiercely loyal Alastair’s best friend, Richard, would prove to be . . . nor the devastating consequences of his loyalty.
Instead of the new start that she’d hoped for, Kate’s life at the château descends into a nightmare, taking her to the brink of despair . . . and when you’re desperate you’ll do anything.
What starts as a romance soon takes a much darker turn as the dramatic and unpredictable plot unfolds, twisting and turning, always with the château at its center.
The novel captures the essence of rural France, from the descriptions of the countryside and villages to the insights into the lives of the locals and in-comers alike.
An ideal holiday read, A Château for Sale is also a cautionary tale for anyone dreaming of starting a new life in the sun!

REVIEW: Ah! I don't read this type of story often, so it's a rare pleasure to enjoy a story so atmospheric and intense as this! The setting is beautiful, and from the start, I could tell I had stumbled onto something special! The author sets the tone from page one, and just like the cover it has a very dark, almost gothic feel. Full of romance and intrigue, with plenty of twists and turns, this one is sure to please!
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ABOUT CARRIE PARKER
Born in Yorkshire, Carrie Parker graduated from Royal Holloway College, University of London, with a degree in chemistry and no idea of a career.  An extended road trip across Europe and as far east as Iran convinced her that the career had to involve travelling the world.  Eventually, after gaining a PhD in biochemistry and some time spent working as an editorial assistant on a science journal, she took a job in New Zealand.  Returning to the UK a few years later, via south-east Asia, she began her career in overseas development which lasted for over 20 years and took her all over the world.  On the first of many working trips to India she met her husband and in the late 1990s they moved to south west France where they lived for several years, working as consultants.  Returning to the UK, they split their time between East Sussex and Crete.  
Writing has always been an important part of Carrie's work and, whilst in Crete, she started to write fiction.  In 2015, now settled on the beach in East Sussex, she decided to write full time.  The result is 'A Château for Sale', published in early 2017.  Her second novel, set in New Zealand and Crete, is expected to be published early in 2018.

Blog Tour: Breathing Two Worlds (Interview)


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About the Book:

Neena Arya, a Delhi-born goes abroad for
further studies and decides to settle down there. Determined to be a 'somebody'
from a 'nobody' she blends with the Americans via the accent and their
mannerisms while having a live-in relationship with her European boyfriend,
Adan Somoza.

When illness hits home, Neena rushes to
meet her ailing dad. Tragedy strikes and amidst the mingling with relatives and
friends, she finds herself suffocated with the two different cultures that she
has been breathing since she moved to the United States. How will she strike a
balance between both the cultures as she continues to support her widowed
mother? Will she be able to do justice to her personal and professional life
after the loss?

Amidst the adjusting she bonds with an
ally and learns about ties beyond blood. On what grounds will she be able to
form an invisible thread that she has longed for since childhood?

Breathing Two Worlds ventures into
cultures and ethnicity allowing Neena to ponder upon her foundation and
priorities.

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Excerpt:

"Oh!" the Mom answered, but could not contain her curiosity with one hand holding the hyper toddler and the other on her hip she could not resist, "You two don't look like brother-sister, hmmm. So, what is your relationship?" she inquired with a slight smile in a soft voice but without any inhibition. A handful of seniors sitting in the same room observed all the drama and nodded to each other while their fingers were moving on the Tulsi neck beads.

Neena rolled her eyes and thought to herself, "Jeez! We Indians are always darn inquisitive."
Nikhil immediately got up and started walking towards the dining area. This was happening to them for the umpteenth time, and he was now tired of clarifying things. He had lived in this country for half a decade now and still he could never understand the fascination Indians had for marriage and children. 

Neena was confused at first because it was unlike Nikhil to be so rude. On the contrary, sometimes Neena referred to him on lessons in patience but today it was different. But then she didn’t have a choice; she felt it was rude to walk away from the young mother leaving the conversation unanswered. Moreover given Indian mentality in all possibility, she might even follow them till she had a convincing answer to her question. 

Interview:

1. What made you want to become a writer?
I have always loved analyzing my thoughts. I started writing ‘mantras’ for the day depending on my thoughts for that day on paper, which eventually lead to a blogspot of mantras called Abracabadra.

2. What is you favorite part about writing, and some tips for new writers?
I usually write about human emotions that engulf us all on a daily basis. This kind of penmanship has

helped me heal in many ways.With regards to tips to writers: Write what fascinates you. Cause the brain will follow the heart, and your writing shall flow.

3. What do you hope readers take away from this book?
Each of my books has a theme.

In Breathing Two Worlds my protagonist is trying to create a balance as she is exposed to two cultures. The story revolves around how she can continue to live life on her grounds rather than get clutched by peer pressure.

4. Can you tell us a little more about you?
I am ‘just’ another soul trying to make a difference in this lifetime :)


About
the Author:
Ruchira Khanna, a biochemist turned
writer, left her homeland of India to study in America, where she obtained her
Master’s degree in Biochemistry from SJSU and a degree in Technical Writing
from UC Berkeley.

After finishing her studies, Ruchira
worked as a biochemist at a Silicon Valley startup for five years. After the
birth of her son, Ruchira took a job as a technical writer, so that she could
work from home. Soon, she began doing freelance writing work as well.

Her love of writing grew and she started
working on her own books. After four years of freelancing, Ruchira published
her first book, a fiction novel for adults called Choices.

Then came the children’s book The
Adventures of Alex and Angelo: The Mystery of the Missing Iguana. She got a
thumb’s up review from Kirkus Reviews.

In January 2016, she has published her
second fictional novel Voyagers into the Unknown. It talks about the quest for
happiness as the heavy hearted tourists travel miles from different parts of
the world to Raj Touristry in Agra, India. Return to their respective home with
a healed heart. This book talks about their journey!

In Breathing Two Worlds, Ruchira talks
about ethnicity and cultures, and helps to strike a balance via a fiction-drama
novel as her characters breathe two worlds.

In addition to writing books, she is a
holistic healer associated with Stanford Healing Partners and also maintains a
blog of daily mantras on Blogspot, called Abracabadra. Ruchira currently
resides in California with her family.




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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: The Frog Prince: The Brothers Grimm Story Told as a Novella

33607137 The Frog Prince: The Brothers Grimm Story Told as a Novella by Mike Klaassen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy from the author for review

A CLASSIC TALE AS NEVER BEFORE TOLD: Long ago in magical realm, seventeen-year-old Prince Gerit reneges on a promise and is turned into a frog. He struggles to adapt to living in a frog's body, feeding himself, and avoiding predators, and then he sets off to find a princess who can undo the spell. Gerit finds Princess Anneliese, but she refuses to kiss him. In a stalemate that forces them to spend time together, Anneliese and Gerit learn to enjoy each other's company. When Anneliese is faced with marrying a man she does not love, Gerit persuades her to kiss him and turn him back into a prince.





Monday, June 26, 2017

Trailer Reveal: The Kingdom Saga

Promo Blitz: Train Wreck





Contemporary Romance
Date Published: May 2017

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train wreck
noun
1. A chaotic or disastrous situation.
2. An utter catastrophe or mess.
3. A devastating calamity or source of trouble.
4. Pepper O’Brien.
As the daughter of a famed film producer, Pepper O’Brien is Hollywood royalty.

Also, her life sucks.
Because, unfortunately for her, the old adage is true: money can’t buy everything—including grace, true love, or the ability to not screw up every single opportunity her life has brought her.
After her latest disaster, Pepper moves across the country to start over but, as usual, her life has other plans, namely in the form of Derek Cashette, her former teenage crush and now ridiculously handsome friend of her older brother.
Derek is determined to salvage the train wreck of her life and Pepper’s determined not to let him. Her life is her problem and, dammit, why can’t she be her own hero?
But sometimes fate has other plans. Or maybe it’s hormones. Especially when her rescuer comes with a killer smile, a chest Thor would be jealous of, and a butt that any girl just wants to—


About the Author




Aside from writing romance, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing With the Stars. Connect with her on facebook (facebook.com/elisefaberauthor), twitter (@faberelise), instagram (@elisefaber) or www.elisefaber.com.


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My Monday #4 (Slight trigger warning on this one)

Another week down, and looking forward to starting another one!

Last week was hard for me. Many of you don't know, but I suffer from Bipolar I and while it's normally controlled, I have my good days and my bad days. Last week...was a bad week. I was an emotional wreck, and while I did get a good bit of reading in, and a few trips to town, I felt pretty much useless, fought with a good friend, and basically made a mess of things.

I'm doing better this week, and managed to do damage control this weekend, but still I hate having these struggles, and it's never fun having to clean up after they pass. It also affects my everyday life, to reading, working, friendships, etc. all suffer when I have off days. That being said, I mentioned a possible date last week...well he's the friend I ended up upsetting, and while we worked things out, we both decided to take a break from dating for a while and just stay friends.

I'm not looking for pity or even understanding, that's not why I share these things so openly, but just the opposite, I want to be open so others who deal with similar things can know that they are not alone. I am the oldest of three kids, and from day one of diagnosis, have decided I want to be someone they can look up to.  I often feel weak, broken, and utterly useless, but I do so honestly. Yes I have parts of me that even my family don't see, but I let them see that I am trying, that while I am broken, I still try to get back up and put the pieces back together. Last year I ended up taking medicine for my condition, and ended up dangerously suicidal. While I ended up going to the crisis center for help before I was able to attempt it, it all became suddenly real to us as a family, and I realized just how quickly things can spin out of control. My little sister deals with panic attacks, and has since she was 5. My brother has autism (a condition all three of us show signs of), and we all deal with varying levels of anxiety. For them, as well as for the friends who have come and told me about things they were dealing with, I choose to be strong, and if you ever need someone to listen, I am here for you.

As far as books, I finished two books this Sunday, and will have reviews up soon! Rise of the Enifs review should be up today or tomorrow, Ash and Quill comes out July 11, and so I will post that one then. I'm currently reading three other books, One Dark Throne, The Alchemists of Loom, and Mercuria, so hoping to have reviews for them by next Monday. 

ODT and AoL are amazing, and I'm so excited to be able to share my thought about them soon! Mercuria is taking me a while to get into, but has potential, so I'm still hoping I end up really enjoying it too! 

I hope you all had a great week, and that you current read it amazing! Feel free to comment any questions, thought, or book suggestions down below, and thank you for reading!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday's Spotlight #4: The Alchemists of Loom

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The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1)

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Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.


My Thoughts: I know I'm a little late getting to this one, and already have a copy of book two waiting for me, but I'm excited to finally start this! I've wanted to read it since hearing so much about it last year, and am excited to have a reason to read it next! I just started today, so haven't gotten far yet, but from page one, I knew I would love this one, so I'm excited to see what happens to to meet the characters and see this magical world!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: No Ordinary Star

27419429 No Ordinary Star by M.C. Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
The year is 2525.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.

Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.

Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.


Blog Tour: Gossamer

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Title: Gossamer: The Chronicles of Eledon Book 3
Author: Joni Parker
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Lady Alexin, Eledon's Keeper of the Keys must continue to prove her powers when her grandmother, Lady Lestin and her friend, Lady Opaline of the Gossamer Elves are kidnapped by rebels and held for ransom. Alex attempts a daring rescue, only to discover that there is far more to this plot that she immediately suspected and the betrayal extends to the highest levels of the High Council of Elders. Threatened by rebel factions, suspected by Council members and under attack by deadly spiders, the young warrior has only her wits, her fighting skills and the powers of the Keys to help her. But will they be enough to save them all?



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blog Tour: In Black & White


  Romance
Date Published: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Chamomile Books LLC


Micah Winters always knew that she was different. It was the pigment of her skin and the texture of her hair that revealed that she was a woman from biracial parents. For five decades, Micah’s African American mother has remained silent about Micah’s estranged father (Sidney Irving). It is not until after Sidney Irving’s death that Micah learns that she is the daughter of the legendary novelist and screenwriter. Now with her mother’s memory fading away from Alzheimer’s disease, Micah can only rely on a novel that was written from her father years ago to understand her parents past during the time of segregation in the United States. Micah’s once simple life is not so simple anymore as she tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world as she inherits her father’s wealth and private past. With an abandoned heart, Micah must forgive the past in order to discover who she really is.

Review: Micah always knew she was different. She was raised by her African-American mother and step-father. Having never known her biological father, the only thing the knew what that he was white. 

I really enjoyed how this story was set up. Not often do I see bi-racial families, and especially where the women are African-American. While the ending felt a little weak, I enjoyed the story overall. I liked the characters, and seeing how Micah handled this new, unexpected change in her life.


 
Catherine Lavender is from Baltimore, Maryland but now resides in the sunshine state of Florida with her miniature schnauzer named Ripken. She is an animal activist, as well as a supporter of the organization First Book which helps supply literature for underprivileged children. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys reading classic literature and playing the acoustic guitar.


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