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The Stone Knife

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The Stone Knife  by Anna Stephens  4 out out 5  Synopsis  A fantasy epic of freedom and empire, gods and monsters, love, loyalty, honour, and betrayal, from the acclaimed author of GODBLIND. For generations, the forests of Ixachipan have echoed with the clash of weapons, as nation after nation has fallen to the Empire of Songs – and to the unending, magical music that binds its people together. Now, only two free tribes remain. The Empire is not their only enemy. Monstrous, scaled predators lurk in rivers and streams, with a deadly music of their own. As battle looms, fighters on both sides must decide how far they will go for their beliefs and for the ones they love – a veteran general seeks peace through war, a warrior and a shaman set out to understand their enemies, and an ambitious noble tries to bend ancient magic to her will. Review  The Empire of Songs has been assimilating the surrounding clans for generations. Now the last two clans must fight for their freedom. I received a

These Violent Delights

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These Violent Delights  by Chloe Gong  3 out of 5  Synopsis  The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal. But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule. Perfect for fans

Bookbub Sale Results

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I was over the moon to finally get the holy grail - a featured ad on Bookbub . For those of you who don't know, Bookbub has long been seen as the best promotional website for book sales. No other company comes close. As such, despite its steep prices, there's fierce competition to get a place. My Book Background Like many other authors, I have been trying every month for the past few years to get a Bookbub deal. I have been applying with what I consider my strongest choice - The Shadow Rises, originally published 2013. This book is the first in the Witch-Hunter series, which has 4 other full-price books in it. I also have 5 more books in other series, so I have a reasonable catalogue for other sales The Shadow Rises is perma-free (which means it's really flexible on when I can run promos). It currently has 155 ratings on Amazon US and 276 on Goodreads . It is also "wide", so it is available from most eretailers. It's been a consistently good seller for me ov

Cover reveal: Slash & Burn

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Cover Reveal: Slash & Burn Blurb Surviving her ordeal on Drimera was only the beginning. Forced to pick up the remains of her life and move on, Dahlia returns to her vigilante ways: hunting monsters by the cover of darkness. Backed by a new team, she vows to keep the streets safe while training to harness the eye’s abilities. But the city has become a time bomb, and every day the clock ticks faster—as the creatures pour in and the blight spreads. Dahlia worries she will never be enough to stop the impending destruction. How can she be the answer to saving them all? Already stretched thin, Dahlia shies away from investigating the Sentinel’s latest murder spree. But the victims’ identities confound her. And the fragile thread tying the postmortem mutilations to Ella Chandler is impossible to ignore. Compelled to unravel the truth, what she uncovers only deepens the mystery. Who engineered the sinister plot? Why does everything lead back to that first case—the one that brought Dahlia

Sistersong

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Sistersong  by Lucy Hounsom  3 out of 5  Synopsis  535 AD. In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, King Cador's children inherit a fragmented land abandoned by the Romans. Riva, scarred in a terrible fire, fears she will never heal. Keyne battles to be seen as the king's son, when born a daughter. And Sinne, the spoiled youngest girl, yearns for romance. All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold – a last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. But change comes on the day ash falls from the sky, bringing Myrddhin, meddler and magician, and Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear the siblings apart. Riva, Keyne and Sinne must take fate into their own hands, or risk being tangled in a story they could never have imagined; one of treachery, love and ultimately, murder. It's a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.  Review  After their father, the king, abandons the old gods; Riva, Keyne and Sinne can feel the magic of the land fading. I re

Getting Dirty

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Getting Dirty  by Rachael Stewart  5 out of 5  Synopsis  A drop-dead sexy private investigator is about to discover that digging for dirt can expose some seriously naughty little secrets…in this sizzlingly wicked novel from author Rachael Stewart. Being a private investigator means that if there’s dirt, I always find it. Only, right now “work” is sitting across from me—a naughty little princess in London’s most exclusive, extra-posh sex club. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted—and tried to avoid—for so long, from that haughty, elegant poise to those perfect lips. Only, socialite Coco Lauren isn’t my client. She’s my target. I’ve been hired by Coco’s brother to find out all of her dirty little secrets. All it takes is one moment of weakness and I’m done for, just so I can hear her moan in my ear, taste her on my lips. She’s already getting under my skin, with her contrast of vulnerable innocent and hidden temptress who’s so ready to talk—and play—dirty. Now I’m on the wrong side. I’m the

Blog tour: The Night River

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The Night River: The Foxfires Trilogy, Book Three GENRE: YA fantasy adventure RELEASE DAY: SATURDAY DECEMBER 19TH 2020 Enter a frozen world of brutal beauty, where Spirits roam, nights last for months, and magic is wrought by the beat of a drum… BLURB: As the light returns, darkness will fall... Spring is coming to the Northlands, but even as winter fades, an icy terror spreads. The three Worlds are on the brink of collapse, and ancient monsters rise from the earth, their wicked eyes set firmly on the mages. Tuomas, still reeling from his defiance of the Great Bear Spirit, must finally face the reality of who he is. Mihka is furious with him, Elin refuses to speak to him, and the people do not trust him. As the villagers drive the reindeer back into the south to safety, he must set out with Lumi one final time to right his wrongs and keep the Worlds from falling apart. But this quest shall bring the greatest test of all, for it will take him into the Deathlands: a place where no living