Showing posts from October, 2015

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…