Showing posts from September, 2014


Forbidden (The Arotas Trilogy #1) by Amy Miles 1 out of 5 Synopsis Roseline Enescue didn't ask to become an Immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend. Willing to risk everything for a chance at a normal life, Roseline escapes to America. Terrified her husband Vladimir will find her, Roseline enrolls as a senior in Chicago's elite Rosewood Prep school. Mingling with humans is the last place he would look for her. But her transition into the human world isn't easy. Mortal men flock after her while cutthroat girls plot her demise. Yet Roseline remains relatively unfazed by the petty hysteria until she falters into the arms of Gabriel Marston, reluctant MVP quarterback, unwilling ladies man, and sensitive artist in hiding. Troubled by the bond that pulls her towards the mortal boy, Roseline tries to ignore him, but Gabriel is persistent. As their li

Series Review: Emperor's Edge

The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker After my last review, where I prattled on about my disappointment of The Staff and The Sword series, I happened to be chatting to a fellow book geek and realised something terrible. I have had a book blog for over a year and I have not mentioned The Emperor's Edge. I cannot begin to explain what a sin this is. I have mentioned the series, the author and the characters in many of the interviews I have given; promoting them as clear favourites. So let me correct this oversight by giving my first series review.  I won't go into detail of each book, but allow me to give a quick introduction to the first in the series: The Emperor's Edge #1 *Free to download from Amazon* Synopsis Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfro

The Hero's Lot & A Draw of Kings

The Hero's Lot & A Draw of Kings (The Staff and the Sword #2 & 3) By Patrick W. Carr 5 out of 5 Synopsis Riveting Sequel from Christian Fantasy's Most Talented New Voice  When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.  In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol's home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting. 4 out of 5 Synopsis Their jou

Exciting times...

Drumroll please... Big news first - the final part of the Witch-Hunter trilogy has been released. The Shadow Falls available in paperback and kindle Synopsis: Hunter Astley has always known that he is different: being a witch-hunter that can use magic has sealed his fate. He must destroy the Shadow Witch once and for all, with the help of some unlikely allies. We delve even deeper into the world of the Malleus Maleficarum; into myth, rumour and history that refuses to stay in the past. Which is absolutely bloody brilliant news! To celebrate the release, the first part of the Witch-Hunter series is free to download from Amazon for the whole weekend - Friday 5th to Sunday 7th. The Shadow Rises I am torn - a large part of me is currently bouncing around with excitement and telling anyone who will listen that book number 3 is real and ready to complete Hunter's story. But I'm also a little scared.  It has been a lifelong ambition to be a published writer, and now