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Boxing Day Ride

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*WARNING: May contain ponies*
Most people look forward to Christmas Day, and while I do enjoy it, I'm more excited about Boxing Day.
Over the last twenty years, Fir Tree Equestrian Centre (Doncaster, Yorkshire) have created a tradition of getting in the Christmas spirit, and riding the horses to the local pubs.
Sounds fun?

Everless

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Everless by Sara Holland 5 out of 5

Synopsis
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself. 

The Selah Branch

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The Selah Branch by Ted Neill 4 out of 5

Synopsis
As a black college student in the rural West Virginia town of Selah Station, Kenia Dezy already feels out of place. But when an unexplained phenomenon starts transporting her back to pre-civil rights 1953, she finds herself woven into a tapestry of racial triumphs and tragedies. She begins to unravel secrets that powerful men would rather keep hidden, even if it means massacring an entire town through an industrial disaster. At the intersection of race, gender, class, and privilege, Kenia must navigate a community and a country wresting with its past, present, and future identities.

Blog Tour: Between the Blade and the Heart

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SUMMARY: When the fate of the world is at stake
Loyalties will be tested


Game of Thrones meets Blade Runner in this commanding new YA fantasy inspired by Norse Mythology from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.

As one of Odin's Valkyries, Malin's greatest responsibility is to slay immortals and return them to the underworld. But when she unearths a secret that could unravel the balance of all she knows, Malin along with her best friend and her ex-girlfriend must decide where their loyalties lie. And if helping the blue-eyed boy Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk—to the world and her heart.

Book Spotlight: Taken by the Huntsman

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Hey Everyone!! :-)

I've got exciting news for you, today!  Taken By The Huntsman is on sale for only 99 cents from December 20th through the 26th! It's been a couple of years since I dropped the price that low, and I don't know when I'll do it again. So, if you don't already have a copy, now's the time to click on the link below and grab one! :-)

If you already have a copy, but know a friend who might enjoy an adult fairy tale, why not give them a copy? After all, ebooks make fantastic stocking-stuffers! Need a last minute gift for someone you forgot to shop for and don't want to brave the crowds in the stores? Here you go! And it will be in your inbox in minutes. Did you get someone a new Kindle as a gift? Well, don't give it to them empty! Here's an inexpensive way to give them their first taste of Kindle reading.

Also, the whole series is available through Kindle Unlimited, so if you're a member you can read it for free! Happy Holidays!!

Love Bites

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Love Bites by T.L. Clark 3 out of 5

Synopsis
Shakira had never felt at home growing up in Surrey, but as soon as she entered the quaint Welsh village she knew she belonged. Maybe it was because of the welcoming villagers. Or perhaps it was the presence of the others whom she sensed nearby; the ones she saw in her dreams, with their strange glowing eyes.

Fate is not always kind. It gives with one hand and takes with the other. There is a reason she didn’t grow up with her own kind.


A rich tale of witchcraft, fae, sorcery, elinefae and dragons; this is a story for all who dare to believe.

Book Spotlight: Echoes of Winter

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Merry winterish time!

It's hard to believe that it has been two years since the release of Echoes of Winter, a collection of short stories and extracts from some of the best YA authors (and muggins, I still don't know how I scored this gig).

It's crazy how many downloads this book has throughout the year.
If you haven't already picked it up, it is available FREE from most eretailers.

Dogs of War

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Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky 4 out of 5

Synopsis
My name is Rex. I am a good dog.

Rex is also seven foot tall at the shoulder, bulletproof, bristling with heavy calibre weaponry and his voice resonates with subsonics especially designed to instil fear. With Dragon, Honey and Bees, he's part of a Multiform Assault Pack operating in the lawless anarchy of Campeche, south-eastern Mexico.

Rex is a genetically engineered Bioform, a deadly weapon in a dirty war. He has the intelligence to carry out his orders and feedback implants to reward him when he does. All he wants to be is a Good Dog. And to do that he must do exactly what Master says and Master says he's got to kill a lot of enemies.


But who, exactly, are the enemies? What happens when Master is tried as a war criminal? What rights does the Geneva Convention grant weapons? Do Rex and his fellow Bioforms even have a right to exist? And what happens when Rex slips his leash?

Winter

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Winter by Marissa Meyer 3 out of 5

Synopsis
Don't miss the thrilling fourth chapter of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series.

Princess Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She's said to be even more breath-taking than her stepmother, Queen Levana....

When Winter develops feelings for the handsome palace guard, Jacin, she fears the evil Queen will crush their romance before it has a chance to begin.

But there are stirrings against the Queen across the land. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder and her allies, Winter might even find the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter claim their happily ever afters by defeating Levana once and for all?

Cyber Monday 2017 Sale Blast

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WELCOME TO THE CYBER MONDAY SALE BLAST! 
Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links! 
Don't forget to enter the Giveaway before you leave!

Cress

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Cress by Marissa Meyer 4 out of 5

Synopsis
The third instalment in the best-selling Lunar Chronicles series, following Cinder and Scarlet.

Incarcerated in a satellite, an expert hacker and out to save the world - Cress isn't your usual damsel in distress.

Cress grew up as a prisoner. With only netscreens for company, she's forced to do the bidding of the evil Queen Levana. Now that means tracking down Cinder and her handsome accomplice, Emperor Kai. But little does Levana know that those she seeks, and the man she loves, are plotting her downfall....

As paths cross and the price of freedom rises, happily ever after has never seemed further away for Cress, Scarlet and Cinder. This is not the fairy tale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.

Book Release: Stranger to Blackwood

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Stranger to Blackwood House Blackwood Book Two by Sharon Lipman Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Stranger to Blackwood

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Stranger to Blackwood by Sharon Lipman 5 out of 5

Synopsis
Would you doom yourself to darkness if it meant saving the one you love?

Ryver is the only telepath in living memory. Whether he wants to or not, he can hear the thoughts of everyone around him--their desires, their fears, and their darkest secrets. As a Vampire and Guardian of the Order, his skill is an asset. As a man, it's a burden he wishes he didn't have to carry. That is until he meets Ria. She's beautiful, shy...and human. More than that, she hears him.

A chance meeting brings them together, but the truth could rip them apart. Ria isn't what she seems. As her heritage is revealed, can they find the light? If they do, it will enrage an old enemy and threaten everything they hold dear. If they don't, one of them will be lost forever.

Descendants

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Descendants by Rae Else 3 out of 5

Synopsis
There are lots of stories about the children of gods. But what about those cursed by the gods, and their descendants...

El, a seventeen-year-old has inherited an ancient and deadly power. She loses control of it, causing a horrific accident, and becomes the prey of a secret organisation, known as the Order.

Forced from her family and home, she hides in plain sight amidst the crowds of London, and is thrust into a world she never knew existed; one full of arete: beings with extraordinary powers like hers.

Arete are beings that can trace their lineage and powers from ancient Greece. They do not claim their inheritance comes from the gods, rather legend says they are descended from cursed beings, such as Medusa.

At the heart of their world is the kerykeion, the symbol that protects them from the humans and the humans from them. El is trapped between two factions, one that has built an empire around the kerykeion and another that is determined t…

Book Release: The Rite of Wands

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One of the most frequent questions I am asked as an author is what inspired me to write The Rite of Wands. I have always found that question interesting because when you think about it, inspiration is different for everyone. It may be a memory, a character from a book, song lyrics, a political speech, a TV series, or even an actor’s performance. Pure imagination is in all of us—we only need to discover it, and sometimes storytelling helps. Inspiration can come to us in any shape or form; you never know what or who may inspire you. Mackenzie Flohr and BHC Press are pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Rite of Wands in hardcover! In this special edition of the first book in the award winning young adult series, The Rite of Wands, releasing November 11, 2017, readers will be enchanted by a brand new short-story never before published!

For more information, visit: http://www.mackenzieflohr.com/theriteofwands.html

The Last Namsara

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The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli 4 out of 5

Synopsis
A gripping YA crossover series from a spectacular new voice in the genre

Once there was a girl who was drawn to wicked things

Asha is a dragon-slayer. Reviled by the very people she's sworn to protect, she kills to atone for the wicked deed she committed as a child - one that almost destroyed her city, and left her with a terrible scar.

But protecting her father's kingdom is a lonely destiny: no matter how many dragons she kills, her people still think she's wicked.

Even worse, to unite the fractured kingdom she must marry Jarek, the cruel commandant. As the wedding day approaches, Asha longs for freedom.

Just when it seems her fate is sealed, the king offers her a way out: her freedom in exchange for the head of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard.

And the only person standing in her way is a defiant slave boy . . .

THE LAST NAMSARA is an extraordinary story about courage, loyalty and star-crossed love, set in a …

Book Spotlight: Henry

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HenryAuthor: Andrea Bell
Genre: Children's Fantasy

((Yes, a Children's book, lovely readers. I know, it's very out of character for this blog, and for me to feature a children's book, because children are horrible; but please check this out.
I was lucky enough to beta-read this, and it is a fun adventure.))

Synopsis
Henry's an average ten year old boy, or so he thinks!

Spending his summer annoying his sister Jorja and playing football with his friend Jim. His adventures begin when he is tracked down by a Rayner called Ipxil, a friendly alien from planet Tepris who needs his help in the battle to save their world.

Here, he meets new friends and encounters dangers he never knew existed.

Their new friendships are tested as they join together to defeat the evil, threatening to destroy this peaceful planet.

Jade

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Jade by Rose Montague 3 out of 5

Synopsis
Meet Jade Smith, a magical mutt with a mission. A detective partnered with a shifter named Rolfe, she's on the case to solve a slew of murders: Vamps are killing humans, and nobody knows why. When London Jane, the most powerful vamp in town, is implicated in the murders, Jade knows something isn't right. Together with Jill, the Winter Queen of Faerie, Jade and Jane take their investigation underground. On the run, with nowhere to hide, they uncover a secret that could destroy Faerie, as well as the human realm. Will Jade stop the killer in time? Or will she be the next victim? Magic, mayhem, and mystery abound, and the odds are stacked against them; it's three against three hundred.

Streets of Darkness

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Streets of Darkness by A.A. Dhand 4 out of 5

Synopsis
The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be – this morning a body has been found. And it’s not just any body.

Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he’s been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. He can’t keep himself away.

Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-convict and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But as the motivations of the murder threaten to tip an already unstable city into riotous anarchy, Harry finds his preconceptions turned on their head as he discovers what it’s like to be on the other side of the law…

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black

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The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr 1 out of 5

Synopsis
Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . .

Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things.

And realises her life has been a lie.

Her mother and father aren't hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they'll never think to look - the favelas.

But there she learns a terrible secret - the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago . . .

Vampire Academy

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 4 out of 5

Synopsis
St Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger .....

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable night-time rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi - the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires - make Lissa one of them forever.

Halloween Sale!

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Hello lovely readers, it's nearly my favourite time of year, when the line between worlds gets a little more blurred.

In celebration of Halloween, we have a Witch-Hunter sale running from 23rd October to 5th November.


The Guardian

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Title: The Guardian
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Anna del Mar
Website:www.annadelmar.com
Publisher: Mermaid Press
Purchase links:
Amazon / Kobo / Nook

About The Guardian:

From the Amazon Bestseller author of The Asset and The Stranger, comes The Guardian.

Game Warden Matthias Hawking is a decorated ex-SEAL engaged in a grueling fight against ruthless poachers in Africa. He’s short on resources and long on enemies. There’s a price on his head. The last thing he needs is the unexpected arrival of a beautiful but stubborn journalist threatening to uncover his secrets, an alpha female challenging his alpha male and getting into trouble, a hurricane wearing boots.

Jade Romo is a veteran of several different kinds of war. She’s survived her heroin-addicted mother, the foster care system, and the conflict in Afghanistan. Jade’s tough, confident, cynical, and self-reliant, a woman who doesn’t believe in forevers. But when she defies the poachers and lands at the top of the warlord’s kill list, s…

Toi’s Top 5 Angel Books Blitz

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In celebration of author, Toi Thomas’ birthday, on October 21st, all her ebooks are on sale $0 - $1.99 from October 20th – October 24th. All these books are also available in print and come with reasonable shipping through Createspace.com, if you don’t have Amazon Prime. Check them out below and then stick around for Toi’s Top 5 Angel Books and giveaway.

Remember

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Remember by Marnie Cate 3 out of 5

Synopsis
Hiding the truth from you is no longer protecting you. Sit and I will tell you what you need to know.

With these words the secrets of my great grandmother, Genevieve Silver, were unburied and my role as a Protector of the Elemental Magic revealed.

My name is Mara. I always felt that there is something missing; that nothing is permanent. Why would I feel that way? I was raised with my little sister by my grandmother, who loved and doted on me. And then there was Cole Sands. Who could forget the blue-eyed boy that had stolen my heart. What more could a girl need?

Little did I know that with one secret, my life and the world I live in would change forever.

Melokai

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Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly 4 out of 5

Synopsis
She thinks it’s the end, but it’s just the beginning.

“Trouble will come from the east. A wolf will claim the throne.”

Legendary warrior Ramya has successfully reigned over Peqkya as Melokai for twelve years. Prosperous, peaceful, and happy, her people love her… or so she thinks.

But Ramya’s time is up. Bracing herself for the gruesome sentence imposed on all Melokais who have served their purpose, she hears instead a shocking prophecy.

Is the sudden appearance of a mysterious cave creature from the east the trouble the prophecy speaks of? Or is the threat something darker, more evil? And what of the wolves… does the ferocious war with their kind mark the end for Peqkya?

Before Ramya can answer, she and her fearless warriors must first crush a catastrophic rebellion that threatens to destroy her and devastate her beloved nation.

Bound to Blackwood

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Bound to Blackwood by Sharon Lipman 4 out of 5

Synopsis
Would you surrender your soul for the love of the King?

Lena, a vampire and a Guardian of the Order, has been honour-bound to protect human souls all her life. Acting first and thinking second is what's saved her skin time and again in the war against the Fallen, but her disregard for orders soon catches up with her when her boss is seriously injured. Forced to take responsibility for her actions, Lena is thrust into the path of her very own kryptonite; Thorn. The raw power of his soul calls to her and his mere presence lights a fire within her that she cannot contain.

With Vampire magic waning and the race in crisis, can either of them afford to ignore Nature's call? If they do, the future of the race is in jeopardy. If they don't, they will both lose the most precious part of themselves. Their souls

Book Release: James: Witch-Hunter

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Hello lovely people.
I don't know whether you've noticed, but it is RELEASE DAY for James: Witch-Hunter!!!

Yes, I'm over-excited. And yes, I've had about three coffees this morning. But I am absolutely thrilled to be able to finally share this book with you guys!

It has been a long process, I've been working on it in the background of other projects ever since The Shadow Falls ended the Witch-Hunter trilogy in 2014.

James is one of my favourite characters across all my series. He's a Donny lad (translation, comes from Doncaster, Yorkshire), and I feel a strong connection with him.
As such, I didn't want to rush his story, as he deserved something as awesome as him.

So, drum roll please.....

Excerpts

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Well, as you may have noticed on social media, there has been a bit of a countdown to the release of James: Witch-Hunter.

Can you tell that I was too excited to wait until today to share a few tidbits?

Meet the Characters

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Thanks for stopping by!
Scroll down and meet some of the main characters in my new release: James: Witch-Hunter.

Which Witch-Hunter character are you?

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Which character from the Witch-Hunter trilogy are you most like?

Witch-Hunter easy quiz

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If you're already a fan of the Witch-Hunter trilogy, why not test your knowledge of The Shadow Rises!

Witch-Hunter Hard Quiz

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If you're already a fan of the Witch-Hunter trilogy, why not test your knowledge in our difficult quiz!

The X-Variant

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The X-Variant by Rosemary Cole 4 out of 5

Synopsis
This is a science fiction tale about a time-traveling girl and a zombie apocalypse.

With her peaceful utopian world crumbling and humanity’s very existence under threat, Kala must travel back in time to 2079—when a synthetic viral pandemic is raging across the globe—in a desperate attempt to change the course of the future. She must succeed. But if she does, it could mean the end of her people forever.

Paper Princess

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Paper Princess by Erin Watt 5 out of 5

Synopsis
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own…

Joy & Survival

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Joy & Survival (From Siberia With Love) by Ilana Cohen 1 out of 5

Synopsis
In the middle of her life, Edith falls for a married man from the other side of the world. The impulse and passion he has brought to her world will turn her life upside down.
Edith is an ordinary woman who carries a bitter sense of having missed out on life. After her husband dies, she invests herself in her day job at the bank when, one day, she is paid a visit by a handsome, mysterious man who will change her life forever.

Alex, a charismatic and brilliant scientist of Russian origin, immediately dazzles Edith with his wealth, achievements and style. She listens attentively as he narrates the memories of his childhood in Siberia - a previous life in a distant world, hard to imagine and impossible to ignore. Edith is blinded by his shimmering presence, but Alex is married.

>>>An invisible thread connects the two strangers who have been brought together by destiny - but for what cause?

In Alex, she…

Book Release: To Rise Again

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To Rise Again from Stewart Bint
Stewart Bint’s latest novel, To Rise Again, has just been published by Creativia.

The Marquand family fled their home on Jersey, in the Channel Islands, just before the German occupation there during World War II…and never returned.

Now, it’s the summer of 1983, and their once opulent mansion, Idlewild, is now crumbling and derelict. The mansion holds a mysterious lure for 18-year-old David Simeon, who dreams of Idlewild years past, as it used to be. But who is the young girl he sees, endlessly wandering through its corridors?

As the nerve-shattering link between David, the girl, and the mysterious Idlewild comes to light, is it too late to stop the seeds of destruction and world domination planted there long ago, during Adolf Hitler’s last desperate throw of the dice in World war II?

Fantasy, science fiction, horror and paranormal mingle in Stewart Bint’s To Rise Again, as the threads of 1945 and 1983 slowly intertwine to reveal a world on the brink of …

Children of Daedala

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Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith 3 out of 5

Synopsis
Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old ‘friend’ and going against everything she’s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You’ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?

Blog Tour: Soul Warrior

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★.•**•.★ Soul Warrior Book Blast ★.•**•.★  15th to 17th September, 2017

The Age of Kali is a series of mythic fantasy novels by international bestselling novelist Falguni Kothari. The first book of the series, Soul Warrior, introduces readers to a fictional law-governed Cosmos made up of heavenly, demonic and human realms and its protagonist, Lord Karna, the legendary guardian of the Human Realm, who is coerced into training six godlings into demon hunters against a rising demon army. The series arc interlocks into a war of domination between the Light and Dark forces of the Cosmos and the race to control the one soul capable of total cosmic annihilation, demi-god Karna's and Draupadi's secret child.

Get Your Copy from AMAZON



The Vintage Coat

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The Vintage Coat by Chris Turnbull 5 out of 5

Synopsis
Joseph Michaels is 25 and an accidental time traveler. After losing his job Joe finds himself working at the local second-hand shop. One day whilst unpacking new stock Joe comes across an old military coat that he just can't resist trying on. Excited by the powers of the coat, Joe quickly takes it home where he discovers it allows him to travel between present day Alston, Cumbria and the same area during WWII Joe soon finds himself in the midst of living a double life. However, one night an unexpected air raid hits town and everybody is thrown into disarray; and Joe is faced with standing up for the ones he loves, even if it could cost him everything.

Blog Tour: Excalibur Investigations

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Blog Tour ~ Excalibar Investigations Complete Series Box Set 

Author: Tiffany Shand
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Romance
Dates: 11th - 15th of September
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

Blurb: The complete series Cate McCray is no ordinary witch. Prophesied to be the one to destroy the Covenant, an age-old organisation who seeks to enslave all Magickind, the race is on for them to kill her before she receives immortality. But before receiving the phenomenal power that comes with it, she must first survive the ascension and the only person who can help her is her elemental partner, Jason Talbot. But when the time comes, her forbidden love for Jason threatens to destroy them both. As leader of Excalibar, an elite team of Enforcers, they work to infiltrate the Covenant leading Cate into life-threatening situations. Can she outwit them before it’s too late?

Book Release: In Times of Violence

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In Times of Violence
MC Romance Young Adult Edition

Jade had been sheltered most of her life. Living in an isolated village with only sex and drugs to entertain. Her mother is an alcoholic and her father doesn't give a damn.

Her only way out is to beg her Aunt to allow her to stay as a guest in their London house.

Jade meets fate head on in the form of Marcus, president of the Tyrants MC. She finally finds a family that loves and respects her and they are not BLOOD. Nothing comes easy to Jade and she is forced to fight to keep her title and status. Then just when life starts to go right, one-night changes everything.

˃˃˃ A raw emotional story about love, betrayal and sacrifice.

"In Times of Violence had an addictive storyline. I actually got up in the middle of the night to finish reading it. I loved Jade, although I don't fully understand her or her motives."

"Do not miss this book. Jade, Marcus and Dylan will bring out the feels."

"Remember it's no…

Grave Misconception

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Grave Misconception by Felicity Snowden 4 out 5

Synopsis
Twenty one year old Lucien Bannister is a typical youth of the 21st century. He is disillusioned with his life, angry and confused. In the aftermath of his unusual childhood and turbulent teens he eventually seeks the support of his former Goth friends in Whitby, but strangely he now feels like an outsider.
Why is he here? Who can he trust?
And how will he protect his young sister, Ellie from the evil that lurks there?
A century before at the outbreak of the Great War a plucky, young Kate Pickering is determined to solve the mystery attached to a handsome stranger arriving in Whitby. Affected by trauma and subsequent amnesia, Kate helps the stranger to regain his health and restore his memory. Then just when they think he will make a full recovery, both physically and mentally ….he takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
Who is the mystery man? Where does he come from?
And can Kate uncover the truth about his sudden relapse?
Sep…

Book Spotlight: The Secret

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The Secret

A secret is a secret for good reason.
Kerry O’Brien has a secret so terrible it burns inside her. All she wants is to be part of a normal family, but with a step father like Bill, that is impossible.
Set in the 1970s when secrets like this were only ever whispered about, Kerry somehow keeps her humour by pretending everything is fine. Then she meets biker Tommy, and he has his own secret; one that impacts on her.  Kerry’s secret becomes harder to keep and the tell-tell signs are harder to hide. Can she keep it together? Can Tommy and Kerry get it together?
 Then the worst happens and Kerry’s secret is a secret no more.

The Coven

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The Coven by Graham Masterton 2 our of 5

Synopsis
They say the girls were witches, but Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, knows they were victims...

London, 1758: 
Beatrice Scarlet has returned to London and found work at St Mary Magdalene's Refuge for fallen women. Beatrice enjoys the work and her apothecary skills are much needed. The home cooperates with a network of wealthy factory owners across London, finding their charges steady work and hopes of rehabilitation.

But when twelve girls sent to a factory in Clerkenwell disappear, Beatrice is uneasy. Their would-be benefactor claims they were witches, sacrificed by Satan for his demonic misdeeds. But Beatrice is sure something much darker than witchcraft is at play...

The Tainted Crown

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The Tainted Crown by Meg Cowley 4 out of 5

Synopsis
What is the price of kingship?
The kingdom of Caledan is thrown into turmoil by the queen’s murder. Her heir, Soren, flees with a price on his head after being framed for the killing by his uncle Zaki, who seizes the legendary throne of the Dragon Kings and rules with an iron fist to crush dissent. However, suspicion is rife following Zaki’s ill-omened coronation and a crime ill-fitting the beloved Prince Soren.
Now a fugitive roaming the wild, Soren has lost everything. He tries to reconcile his grief and determine how he can reclaim his throne when fate has left him with just one old man, but the odds are greatly against him. If no-one follows him, or believes his innocence, is he worthy to rule?
Across the kingdom, Soren’s cousin Eve takes matters into her own hands and journeys to the ethereal Eldarkind on his behalf, however this reveals her own inescapable fate. As she comes to terms with the gift and the curse of magic, Eve ri…

Cover Reveal: James

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Title: James: Witch-Hunter
Author: K.S. Marsden
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: 1st October 2017

Synopsis
~Prequel to the Witch-Hunter trilogy~

James Bennett is a Yorkshire lad, making the big move to Oxford to start university.
His ambitions involve getting a good education; impressing the Rugby Club; and not throttling his roommate. All perfectly normal drama, until Hallowe'en.

A girl's murder throws James into the dangerous world of witches, and those that hunt them.

After playing a sidekick in the Witch-Hunter trilogy, it's only fair that James gets to be centre stage in his own prequel.
This can be read as a stand-alone, and does not contain any spoilers. It may contain witches, bad jokes and cringe-worthy scenes; but definitely no spoilers.

The Light Between the Shadows

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The Light Between the Shadows by Tsukiko Spark 2 out of 5

Synopsis
Ben Brattler lives the good life at the top of the world!Ben Brattler, 29, is a handsome athlete who regularly practices Aikido (Japanese martial art). He lives the good life: lavish parties, fancy restaurants, and a dream job in his father's advertising company. The world is his oyster; nobody can resist him. Beautiful women fall at his feet, and he switches them and his personal assistants constantly.

But somebody close to him has had enough of his wild behavior...Just when Ben is scrambling to finish a work project so he can leave for a lengthy vacation, someone close to him decides to make a profound change in his behavior using a dubious, non-conventional therapeutic process. Ben wakes up in a strange place with his mind foggy, hands bound behind his back, legs cuffed, eyes blind-folded, and wearing only his Aikido pants.

Who could have done this to him?Ben goes crazy trying to figure out how he could have ende…

I Love Reviews

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It should come as absolutely no surprise that I love reviews.
I love to write them (as evidenced by this blog); and I love to read them.

Some people spend hours surfing Youtube; I could spend that same time, trawling through reviews on Goodreads. I find it fascinating when people get passionate about something they've read.
That an author they've never met can elicit emotions, and a response, is awesome. Regardless of whether it is positive, negative, or neutral; it can be really fun to read.