Saturday, 28 February 2015

Acquiesce

Acquiesce

by Chevoque

3 out of 5

Synopsis
Lenka Roberts was a post-grad student, finishing her master's degree in plant protection. She received a reward, usually given to professors, who had devoted their entire life's work to the concern. Her wounded mind made her weak. Making her question and fear everything she did. She denied herself all pleasures in life, to avoid failure and heartache.
Malcom Clifton, her benefactor and a billionaire before the age of thirty, made her an unrefusable offer. Promises of being a better version of herself and achieving more, through her sexuality, made her curious. Even if the idea of the offer was insane and bound to head for heartbreak, she needed the release.
Malcom helped Lenka let go of the demons that crossed her mind, but in that, she found his. They were dark and pulled him deeper into self-destruction with each passing day. Malcom's habitually secluded ways disappeared when he was with Lenka.
Rule number one of the agreement was to not fall in love. It became unavoidable as their connection became stronger than their rationality. Their souls stretched the length of time to find one another. Fate brought them together, but monsters would test their devotion.
 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Tethering

The Tethering

by Megan O'Russell

5 out of 5

Synopsis
All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.

Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover. 

When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?

Saturday, 14 February 2015

A Demon Made Me Do It - Indie Love Blog Hop


First of all, I would like to say thank you to Debdatta for allowing me to be a part of this year's "Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop"

((Make sure you check out the other Blog Hop Hosts for more reviews and giveaways at the end of this post))

I love Indie books.  But I'm kinda guessing you figured that out with my Indie book blog.  Those of you who have visited The Northern Witch's Books before, welcome back.  And those of you here for the first time, welcome - I heavily recommend you stalk a few of my pages and posts, it will give me an opportunity to scare you away with Briticisms and my terrible sense of humour.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Keeper of the Wind

Keeper of the Wind

Mark Shaw

4 out of 5

Synopsis
When a trio of high school seniors list three ancient artifacts for sale on eBay, professor and archeologist of native artifacts, Mitch Waters, believes he hit the jackpot. But is he concerned more with historical preservation or his own fame and fortune?

Author Mark A. Shaw brings together an unlikely yet entertaining trio of high school seniors, each of a different race and upbringing, who are separated from their senior class during a high school camping trip. On their own in the wilderness, they come across three authentic artifacts in a hidden cave. 

The events that unfold once they return to safety and attempt to sell their newfound treasures on eBay intersect modern with ancient worlds, superstition with truth, and trust with trickery. In the tradition of children’s literature classics, The Keeper of the Wind takes readers on a magical and enthralling journey, along which three best friends learn the true meaning of friendship, teamwork, and perseverance.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

by Laini Taylor

5 out of 5

Synopsis
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hair actuallygrows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.