Showing posts from 2015


Cinder by Marissa Meyer 5 out of 5

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Echoes of Winter

Echoes of Winter by Various 5 out of 5

Thirteen never before seen YA short stories just in time for the holidays!

Book 1: Twelve Days to Christmas by L.A. Starkey
Book 2: Christmas Seasoning by DB Nielsen
Book 3: Merry Chris Witch by CK Dawn
Book 4: Wrapped in the Past by Chess Desalls
Book 5: Butterflies in the Snow by D.E.L. Connor
Book 6: The Darkest Night of the Year by Tim Hemlin
Book 7: Cold Hearth by Kelly Hall
Book 8: Code X by W.J. May
Book 9: Good Saint Nick by Lu J Whitley
Book 10: Soaring by K.K. Allen
Book 11: A Spirit’s Last Gift by Kathy-Lynn Cross
Book 12: Winter Trials by K.S. Marsden
Book 13: The Edge by Fleur Camacho

((Amazon - Take a peek inside the cover to read the synopsis for these great YA short stories!))

These stories have never been published before and were written specifically for this anthology. Hope you enjoy this wintery adventure!!

Awethology Dark

Awethology Dark by Various 4 out of 5

Because one voice in your head isn't enough, here are so many more, as the Awethors chime together with our vast collection of stories and poetry to make you laugh, make you cry and make you feel alive. We are the Awethors and these are our words to you.

The Equinox

The Equinox by K.K. Allen 5 out of 5

Katrina Summer finally comes to terms with her enchanted skin as she is challenged with an evil that threatens the Solstice settlement of Apollo Beach...

At a private gathering on Summer Island Kat meets an entire secret society of Enchanters – and other mythological descendants of a different breed. The gorgeous Valli sisters appear forcing Kat to take a deeper look into her new existence. And when Arabella, the youngest of the sisters, befriends Kat, she learns the most disturbing Summer family secret of all.

To escape the lurking dangers of the Equinox, which brings outrage and heartbreak to the entire town, Kat accepts a job at the Island Grille where more trouble brews as her handsome, yet brooding co-worker, Johnny, makes life even more challenging. Meanwhile, Kat struggles between her lingering and undeniable attraction for Alec, the secrets that she is forced to keep from him, and a betrayal that sends them on separate paths.


A Flurry of Winter Tales

Today's launch day for Echoes of Winter!

We're excited to bring you thirteen new stories, all winter-themed.

Twelve Days to Christmas by L.A. StarkeyChristmas Seasoning by DB NielsenMerry Chris Witch by CK DawnWrapped in the Past by Chess DesallsButterflies in the Snow by D.E.L. ConnorThe Darkest Night of the Year by Tim HemlinCold Hearth by Kelly HallCode X by W.J. MayGood Saint Nick by Lu J WhitleySoaring by K.K. AllenA Spirit's Last Gift by Kathy-Lynn CrossWinter Trials by K.S. MarsdenThe Edge by Fleur Camacho

Browse the Amazon sample for each story's synopsis.

The book will be available soon for Nook, iBooks, and Kobo.

Help us celebrate this new release at our online launch party. There's also a Holiday Giveaway!

A Winter Treat

Hello my lovely readers.  If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome.  If not, I'm sorry for not posting for so long!  It's been at least two weeks since my last review (and I'm afraid it will be a few more days before the next review).
I have been super busy at work, and I've been teaching extra hours recently.  But what's been taking up most of my time is a certain special project...
Echoes of Winter


Emerge by Melissa A. Craven 4 out of 5

Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.
You’re born. You live. You die.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.
Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie …

Witch-Hunter Weekend

Happy Hallowe'en my lovely readers and blog-stalkers!
Now it might not be spooky; it might not be scary; but the Witch-Hunter world is embracing the Hallowe'en weekend.
Why?  Because there's witches, obviously.

What does it mean?
Bloody cheap books!

How well do you know The Shadow Rises?

As part of the Witch-Hunter weekend, how well do you know The Shadow Rises?  Let me know at the bottom of the page!

Which Witch-Hunter character are you?

As part of the Witch-Hunter weekend, take part in the quiz and let me know who you're most like!

The Distant Sound of Violence

The Distant Sound of Violence by Jason Greensides 5 out of 5

Do we ever escape the decisions we make when we’re fifteen?

Nathan Dawes, the loser from school, an outsider, street philosopher and member of The Grove Runners gang, needs Ryan’s help to get Stephanie to fall for him. When Ryan’s lawnmower is stolen, Nathan sees this as his chance to enlist Ryan in his plan.

Although Ryan knows becoming friends with Nathan could lead to trouble, he reluctantly agrees to help.

Stephanie wants nothing to do with either of them. Besides, she’s more interested in the one guy in the world she really shouldn’t be.

As Nathan continues his pursuit of Stephanie, and Ryan gets mixed up with The Grove Runners, soon events overtake them all, haunting their lives for years to come.

Part coming of age, part mystery story, The Distant Sound of Violence is a heartbreaking tale of bad decisions and love gone wrong. It’s about choices that lead to violence, loss and tragedy.

Irons in the Fire

Irons in the Fire by Antonio Urias 4 out of 5

The City of Talis is a fragile beacon of civilization on the edge of the Faërie Lands. Beyond lies a wilder world of dark enchantments and terrible wonders, but behind the city walls humans and faëries live together in uneasy peace—until an explosion rocks the city and long smoldering tensions threaten to ignite.

As the Commandant of Police, Baron Hessing has maintained stability for decades. But with a murderer on the loose, an anarchist bombing the city, and rumors of a faërie uprising, he is starting to loose control. Hessing finds himself caught in a web of interlocking conspiracies and he may need to choose between saving his city or his family.

Into this maelstrom appears the Countess. Trained from birth for a single purpose—vengeance—suddenly she's everywhere from secret catacombs to the halls of power. Beset by enemies on all sides, it will take all her training to succeed in a city on the brink of revolution. Plans are…


The purpose of this blog hop is for readers and writers to share what they are reading, have read, are writing, or have written with others. This is not about promoting free or discounted books, though some of those may be featured. This is about book lovers sharing what they love about books.  This blog hop is about the Joy of Reading and the Joy of Writing with tags of your choosing and is hosted by author and blogger, Toi Thomas, the 3rd Monday of each month.
We've been encouraged that, if we prefer, we can do a themed post - and being October, that would of course lean towards dark, night and all things spooky.
But I think the scariest thing about this month is how many things I'm trying to cram into it.
It's my own fault really, I'm addicted to reading books, and I'm struggling to control my works-in-progress.
So deep breath, and let's introduce you to what's keeping me busy at this very moment:

Today is Awesome!

Today is Awesome!
Seriously, there is so much going on, I'll just put a few hints here.  But basically, you don't want to miss this post.

New Witch-Hunter story released;Free Awethors Anthologies;Competitions;Character Tournament;Cover contest...

Need I go on?

The Phoenix Project - Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal for The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain

It’s here! Dark, gritty psychological thriller The Phoenix Project undergoes a makeover in the brand new Booktrope edition. Completely re-edited and re-designed, don’t miss this stunning cover by the talented Amalia Chitulescu.  Plus, check out the bottom of the post to hear from the author herself!

Darkness Echoes

Darkness Echoes by L.A. Starkey, Kelly Hall, D.E.L. Connor, Chess Desalls, C.K. Dawn, D.B. Nielsen
5 out of 5
Six spooky never before seen YA short stories just in time for Halloween!

Til Death Do Us Part by L.A. Starkey - Jennifer and Zach have been best friends since birth, but as their senior year approaches, things change drastically. With little time left to reveal her heart before college, Jen plans a night to remember at the old haunted Vandercamp Mansion for Zach's birthday. It's just to be the two of them, and no one was to know, but upon arrival, they realize that their presence was expected. Their connection is forged as realization of their past is granted. A love that stands outside of time and space will not rest - Til Death Do Us Part.

Witch Moth by Kelly Hall - Dominic Dane has endured his sister Dahlia's evil deeds for decades while the two serve out their hundred year punishment, but when she threatens to use his new-found crush as her Halloween …

CK Dawn - Spoiler Interview

Welcome to the second instalment of my Spoilers series!

If you missed it last time, and are wondering what is so special about these interviews, it is simply this:
The interviewer (that would be me), and the interviewee (my dear little victim) are not restrained by the golden rule of interviews - questions and answers are not allowed to contain spoilers.

Yeah, that rule is going out the window during this series.
This is my selfish little way of getting answers to the questions I really want to ask.

So this is your first warning - if you have not yet read Cloak of Shadows, you have three options:
1) Buy the book;
2) Read my relatively-spoiler-free review;
3) Read CK Dawn's regular interview.

But effectively, no matter what your choice, you have to GO AWAY.  This interview is not for you.


Depravity by M.J. Haag 3 out of 5

**Adult Romance**
Benella is concerned with two things-avoiding the two village boys who torment her and scrounging for food to help feed her family. Unfortunately, the best wild fruit and vegetables are near the walls of the estate, a dark misty place inhabited by an unforgiving beast.
When her tormentors lock her behind the massive gates, Benella knows her fate is sealed. Yet, the fate isn't one she expects. Her encounter with the beast starts a bizarre cycle of bargaining for her freedom, a freedom the beast seems determined to see her lose.
A classic fairy tale with a new twist, the Beauty and the Beast saga begins with Depravity.

Intended for mature readers due to sexual situations and moderate language.

Ready to Were

Ready to Were by Robyn Peterman 4 out of 5

I was a top notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago where I had everything I needed –  a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs and Dwayne – my gay, Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I’d left and I’d rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank.

Hank the Tank Wilson was the six foot three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life, Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the time, I did what any rational woman would do. I left in the middle of the night with a suitcase, big plans and enough money for a one-way bus ticket to freedom. I vowed to never return.

But here I am, trying to wrap my head around what has happened to some missing Weres without wrapping my body around Hank. I hope I don’t have to eat my words and my paw.

The Sorcery Code

The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales & Anna Zaires 2 out of 5

From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . . 

Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.

She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.

Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancée, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be dest…

Seven Sons

Seven Sons by Lili St. Germain 5 out of 5

*Please note this book is dark romance and deals with serious themes including rape, violence and murder.*
This story unfolds over seven volumes approx. 25 - 30,000 words each.

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.
Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.
Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge.
But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the you…

C.L. Schneider - Spoiler Interview

Welcome to the new Spoilers series.
What does it involve?  How is this different to normal interviews?
Well, quite simply, most interviews hinge on the writer; and the author is often constrained by not wanting to give away any of those key secrets in their book.
~Click here for The Northern Witch's regular interviews~
But here we intend to break those little rules, and dig into everything we want to know about the story.

My first victim- I mean, lovely author-type person - is the one and only C.L. Schneider: writer of the Crown of Stones series.
So if you don't want Magic Price (Crown of Stones #1) ruined - you have been warned.
Why don't you go pick up the book: Goodreads link
Or check out my (relatively) spoiler-free review: clickee here

Mike Elliott Interview

Mike Elliot

Michael J. Elliott is an Australian writer living in the State of Victoria. He has been writing dark
stories since his early schooldays. His Primary school Headmistress once told his mum that "he was going to be a second Alfred Hithcock. Michael majored in Media Studies at both high school and college and wrote and directed short films, video, and radio ads. He also had a previously writtend comedy sketch accepted for an Australian television comedy special. Michael has written three short stories, Dinner For Two, Mr Westacott's Christmas and Sharpshooter (all available on amazon and other e readers) Michael is single and shares his life with his two cats Smokey and Charlie. In his spare time Michael enjoys drawing, Golden Age Hollywood Movies and of course, reading.

Twitter Face book page Author Web site

Dragon Fall

Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister 2 out of 5


For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing—and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog—and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.


Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical—and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart a…

Magic Scars

Magic Scars by C.L. Schneider 5 out of 5
Synopsis They took it all: his will, his memories, his freedom, his magic. 
Imprisoned by his enemies, tortured and drugged to keep his magic suppressed, Ian Troy returns to a world as marred and broken as he is. Ravaged by the reign of her new High King, Draken of Langor, Mirra’kelan’s citizens live in fear. The Shinree, misled by Jem Reth’s promises, are no longer slaves, but they are far from free. Thrust together by necessity, refugees from all realms have banded together and formed alliances never before thought possible. They share a common goal: freedom from oppression. And a common, fragile hope: Ian Troy.
But as Ian struggles to put the pieces of his life back together, he finds he is not the same man as before. Afflicted by an unsettling, personal transformation, he strives to discover the truth behind his connection to The Crown of Stones. He searches for answers among the ruins of the past and uncovers ancient secrets that may have …

Halo Bound

Halo Bound by eden Hudson 3 out of 5

The holy champion chosen to save the world is enslaved to a sadistic fallen angel and losing the battle for his sanity.

The guy chosen to save the holy champion is his binge-drinking redneck brother.

So, basically, the world is screwed.

Meet the Whitney boys:
Colt—a mentally unstable holy soldier with a rapidly deteriorating hold on reality. His last plan to rid the world of evil either failed horribly or went off without a hitch. With the constant torture and brainwashing, it's getting hard to be sure of anything but the sick attachment he's developing to his beautiful tormentor.

Tough—a smart-mouthed honky-tonk hero trying to drown his problems in music, women, and good times. He hasn't spoken to Colt in five years—not since their disagreement over a nymphomaniac vampire turned into a drunken slugfest—but they're still brothers. Tough knows he can't leave Colt fighting for his life and his sanity alone. The question is…

Star Struck

Star Struck by Karen J Mossman 3 out of 5

When life throws you a curve ball, who will there be catch it?

A story of love, loss, betrayal, friendship and kinship set in 1980s Manchester with fashion and music of the day.

Joanna Nelson is trying to escape her past, but is still haunted by it. When her mum suddenly turns up, it brings back memories of being locked in a dark cupboard, of beatings, and of being dressed up like doll. All of which have consequences that she still carries with her. Thank goodness she has a sister and good friends to support her. The trouble is it gets complicated when her best friend is a ‘he’.

Just when Joanna was through the worst, her life is turned upside with something she could never have envisioned. Who of her friends will be there for her? Or will she find herself alone?

A Flame Put Out

A Flame Put Out by Erin Riley 5 out of 5

Selia’s saga continues in Book Two of the SONS OF ODIN series . . .

As Selia struggles with the harsh reality of existence as the wife of a Viking berserker, a devastating loss pulls Alrik deeper into madness, while a secret Selia desperately wants to keep hidden comes to light, threatening everything she holds dear.

Is Selia’s love for Alrik enough to keep her in Norway? Or will the protection offered by Alrik’s brother Ulfrik sway her to leave?

The Lost Soul Sneak Peak

Welcome along!  As part of the release day of The Lost Soul, you may just notice a multitude of
themed posts...

Read on for a sneak peak of the new book.

Don't forget to head over to the Facebook Event to check out other posts, and for your chance to WIN a signed paperback copy of The Lost Soul, plus ecopy giveaways!

The Enchena Quiz!!!

Welcome along!  As part of the release day of The Lost Soul, you may just notice a multitude of themed posts...
Starting with a good ol' Character Quiz.

Find out who is most like you, out of the new Fantasy series, then head over to the Facebook Event to share your results, and for your chance to WIN a signed paperback copy of The Lost Soul, plus ecopy giveaways!

Win a Signed Copy of The Lost Soul

Good morning, lovely people!  I've been up, bouncing with excitement from 6am, because today's the day that The Lost Soul is up for release!!!

Dragon Mystic

Dragon Mystic by Jaymin Eve 4 out of 5

Book two in the bestselling New Adult series. #1 in Paranormal Romance and #1 in Sword and Sorcery Fantasy.

When the formidable power of Jessa Lebron's mark was unleashed, during her impulsive foray into Vanguard, the American supernatural prison, she learned the truth. She's a dual shifter: wolf, and as an added bonus, dragon - of the fluffy persuasion. Yep, she's one special cupcake.

Now, pursued by the Four, powerful hunters of the dragon marked, she has no choice but to run. At least she has her impossibly gorgeous and infuriating best friends by her side, the Compass quads. Not only are they powerful and hella useful in a fight, but most of the time they're also semi-entertaining too.

With only one month left until the supposed resurrection of the dragon king, this pack will find out soon enough what happens in the world of the dragon mystics.

(Recommended 17+ due to use of language and sexual situations. These supernatur…

Sisters of Treason

Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle 1 out of 5

In a court ruled by a paranoid Queen, possessing royal blood can be the gravest crime of all...

Fearing traitors amongst her court, the aging Queen Mary orders the execution of her cousin, Lady Jane Grey. Cursed with royal blood her young sisters Katherine and Mary must now face the Tudor court alone.

Katherine, a beauty amongst the queen's maids, makes dangerous romantic liaisons. While fiercely clever Mary reluctantly becomes the Queen's confidante.

And so Katherine and Mary find themselves in a maze of treachery, suspicion and danger - where royal blood could be their death warrant. . .

Awethors Awareness Day

#Awethors Awareness Day
Welcome guys!  Those of you that have visited my social media may have noticed that a pretty little #Awethors logo is dominating your screen.  Why?  Well, today is #Awethors Awareness Day - in fact we're taking over the whole weekend.

Dragon Marked

Dragon Marked by Jaymin Eve 5 out of 5

Book 1 in Upper YA/NA Paranormal Romance Trilogy.
There are supernatural prisons hidden across the globe. Contained within these fortresses are some of the deadliest criminals from the five supernatural races: vampire, shifter, fey, magic users and demi-fey.

Jessa Lebron, twenty-two, has spent her entire life in Stratford, Connecticut, one of the gateway towns adjoining these prisons which protect the fortified borders. She’s a wolf shifter, and her father leads the town council. She learns that much of her life has been hidden from her, secrets which threaten to tear apart the very fabric of her world. Especially the biggest secret of them all.

She is dragon marked.

Jessa only knows what she’s been told about the dragon marked, that they are dangerous and must be eliminated to prevent the rise of the dragon king, the powerful warmonger who had his head removed a thousand years ago. So now Jessa's on the biggest hit list of all. Drag…

Regina: The Monster Inside

Regina: The Monster Inside by D.M. Singh 4 out of 5

What if what you were could destroy everything and everyone you loved?

Regina thought she was an average teenager. When strange things start to happen, she discovers that not only does she belong to a hidden world of supernatural beings, but that she is the most powerful and dangerous of them all. Her existence is a death sentence to her - her survival could be a death sentence for us all.
Can Regina fight the darkness within her and hold onto her humanity? Will those who fear her destroy her and those she loves? Or will those who seek her power unleash the monster within.

Join the fight for survival!

Harlow Whittaker & The End of Days

Harlow Whittaker & The End of Days by Valerie Day-Sanchez 4 out of 5

After the identity of her opponent is revealed Harlow also discovers that she has been the victim of a conspiracy that was orchestrated by the Soothsayers Council. Feelings of betrayal run rampant as Hendrix learns that she was the only one of Harlow’s three appointed protectors that was unaware of the council’s rouse. As this all comes to a head Harlow is transported back to her father. Leaving the last remaining Archers, where for the first time find themselves divided. The worlds are continuing to deteriorate and their only hope has now joined the very person that is determined to annihilate the worlds. The Soothsayer’s Council now destroyed leaves the Archers free to choose their own fate. What will that fate be?

The Lost Soul cover

The Lost Soul: Book 1 of Enchena

by K.S. Marsden


So anyone that has seen my Facebook page, may have seen a hint of a new book on the horizon.

This is true; on Sunday 30th August, my newest book will be released!
The Lost Soul is the first book in a new YA Fantasy series.

If you have visited my Facebook page, you might have noticed a spoof cover image.  Thankfully (or regretfully, depending on your opinion!), it's time to reveal the real cover image, as we get into the final countdown to the full release.

Witch in the Woods

Witch in the Woods by T.A. Bunker 5 out of 5

When twenty year old, professional witch hunter, Victor Steep is summoned to handle a case; he travels to the town of Beth's Hollow to find residing in the vast woods surrounding the town, a witch with a deadly obsession.

In the woods, Victor meets a mysterious and beautiful young lady named Clearly, and her kind, but cursed brother Fabian. Promising Clearly that he will look for a cure for her brother, Victor soon questions if he can keep that promise, for killing the malicious witch he was hired to hunt, became more complicated than expected. In Order to defeat the witch, Victor now must find a book that has been missing for nearly twenty years, or risk the fate of Clearly, Fabian, and the entire town of Beth's Hollow. Not to mention, if he should fail, losing the possession of his very own skull to the witch’s disturbing collection.

Harlow Whittaker Covers

Harlow Whittaker Series

by Valerie Day-Sanchez

Ok, so about this time last year, I was reading and reviewing the very imaginative Harlow Whittaker & the Apprentice.  And about four months before that, I had the pleasure of getting an interview with Valerie.

Well, the good news is that the third and final book Harlow Whittaker & the End of Days has finally been released, so we can find out how Harlow, Larkin & co come back from that massive cliff-hanger in the last book.
But even better, to celebrate the series, Day-Sanchez has given her books a bit of a makeover.

Old covers:

Wave Singers

Wave Singers by Echo Fox 4 out of 5

The only future that eighteen year old Merry Malone sees for herself is one involving music. She needs to win a music scholarship or all her dreams will come to nothing.

However, the discovery of a mysterious locket leads Merry to a faraway land, with strange customs and an even stranger people, the Mer. Music plays a magical role here and Merry finds herself warming to this alternate reality.

In an epic battle to free the Mer from their tyrant king, should Merry trust Leander, her childhood best friend or Dylan, a man of the Mer?

Trouble is brewing in the harmonious land of Pangaea.

Ever since the continent was split into it’s four elemental parts by Strife, the balance has been edging ever so slightly in favour of the dark.

Now, four elementals just coming into their powers must meet Strife head on and restore balance to their world.

In Wave Singers, we wonder; which future will Merry choose?


Ice by Jessica Wren 3 out of 5

In Minterville, Georgia, the residents live in relative seclusion, partly to keep crime out of their small, tranquil community, and partly to prevent the world from finding out about The Minter, a form of telepathy that interconnects them and gives them a sense of unity.

Then The Minter, which cannot function in the presence of evil, stops working. Mayor Tom Watson suspects that two families who had recently moved to town have ties to Manuela Escribano (known as the Ice Queen), a prolific drug lord who, unbeknownst to the rest of Minterville, has a deadly score to settle with Tom.

No one, including Tom, has any idea how deep the Manuela's desire for revenge runs, until one Friday morning, twenty women disappear. When Manuela sends in a video detailing her diabolical plot to get revenge against Tom and the community that has harbored him for thirty years, Minterville must come together as one to rescue the women before time runs out. They mus…

Markie Madden Interview

Markie Madden Author of:
My Butterfly Cancer
Once Upon a Western Way
Keeping a Backyard Horse

Marguerite Madden, called Markie by friends and family, was born August 19, 1975, in Midland, Texas. She grew up in the small town of Flushing, Michigan. While in high school, she took creative writing and was a photographer for the school newspaper. In 1993, she won the National Quill and Scroll Society award for best photo in a high school paper. She began writing her first novel, Once Upon a Western Way, while still attending school.

When Dead Men won't Lie

When Dead Men won't Lie by Felicity Snowden 3 out of 5

Eleven year old Niall Robson is a Yorkshire lad with a vivid imagination, who retreats into a fantasy world of heroes and villains, to colour his post- war childhood. But Niall’s real world is falling apart. His Dad is out of work, his mother at the end of her tether and his sister out of her mind.
Then literally, just beyond his back door Niall makes a fascinating discovery, triggering a series of haunting events that will change his life forever.
Is it the ranting and raving of his neighbours that Niall can hear through the paper thin walls or voices from another time?
Will he solve the mystery of the handsome stranger who steals his sister’s heart?
Can he rise above the taunts and tortures he suffers at the hand of two brainless bullies?
And will he retain his sense of humour and staunch optimism in the face of adversity?
Things are looking increasingly grim in the Robson household and Niall realises that he must for…

Atomic Aardvark

Atomic Aardvark by Ryan Guy 4 out of 5

The good, the bad, and the Surly.

Q. What do you get when you cross an aardvark, a skunk, and a couple of star-crossed lovers with technology and a series of cataclysmic events?

A. Atomic Aardvark-- An exciting, comedy-action-suspense-with-a-little-bit-of-romance fantasy novel. Guaranteed to be the best one I've ever written. Read it! It's better than this summary. Much longer, too.

The Spell Master

The Spell Master by Markelle Grabo 3 out of 5

Only one key can unlock the secret...

After discovering her true heritage and rescuing her sister, Ramsey Wilder is finally adjusting to life in the Elf Realm. She still has a lot to learn though, especially about her new power, which makes her start in ability school extremely convenient. But even as she immerses herself in school life, the secret she has yet to learn continues to linger in the back of her mind, as well as thoughts of Finn and his dangerous promise to return. And with Stellan away at war and Zora acting strange, Ramsey has no one to turn to but Nathan, an elf from school with much more to him than spells and a sarcastic sense of humor – one that Ramsey can't help but gravitate toward. And as danger reenters Ramsey's life, the terror and mystery only brings them closer together, threatening her future with Stellan and jeopardizing her relationship with her sister.

Ramsey can't lie to herself forever about …