I feel like I owe you all a bit of an explanation for my suddenly falling off of the face of the Earth for a while. I’m not sure how great of an explanation that I can give you other than to say that I felt that I had to take a hiatus for a while for my mental health. It was literally all that I could do to keep up with my work and basic home responsibilities. I am sure that some of you have been there and know that feeling, and for those that haven’t, I truly hope that you never do. I am on my way back on an upswing, so my postings should be coming back more scheduled and I should be catching up. Thank you all for hanging with me.
The fabulous Lisa Carlisle has released the latest book in her Underground Encounters series! I give you Torch!!
A gargoyle in need of a mission…
The curse is finally broken,
Yet, freedom never felt so empty.
No longer confined to his stone form, gargoyle shifter Mattias yearns for a purpose. Feeling increasingly lost, he plans to search for his destiny elsewhere. But, a chance encounter with a wary woman roots him to the spot–for now.
A werewolf in search of a cure
Rachel heads into an underground club to pick up an elixir–and runs into Mattias. The attraction is strong, but her affliction has left her too damaged to pursue a relationship.
Mattias and Rachel guard their secrets to protect their hearts. But, the cost is high. Will they be able to break through the darkness?
Or are they doomed to carry the weight of their curses alone?
You all know I love this series, so I’m super excited for this story! I’ll have a review up for you soon. In the mean time, if you’d like to go ahead and grab it to read for yourself, you can find it at the link below!
Author: Quincy J. Allen
Series: The Blood War Chronicles
Publisher: RuneWright LLC
This third book in The Blood War Chronicles finds Ghiss and some of Orfeo’s minions seeking out a relic that could lead them to Corina. With Corina as Orfeo’s captive, they could start the demon apocalypse and ignite a war that would lead to the destruction of world after world. Jake and his gang have received some intel that may put them a step ahead of Ghiss and the others, though, so they leave Corina behind and head out. Their journey leads them to cross a passage to another world that once held the heart of a demon civilization. They must then survive the trip through the corrupted forest and in to the ancient keep that is still hungry for fresh meat. Jake will risk his soul and sacrifice much in his quest to keep the relic out of Ghiss’ hands. The battle of The Third Demon War has begun.
I have really enjoyed this series, and I truly think that it is getting better with each installment. I particularly loved this book, because Skeeter! She was so wonderfully developed and really grew in this book. I enjoyed her character before, but I just love her now. There was a lot of great action and adventure, as always. The world building expanded even more, and was beautifully and imaginatively written. As with the previous two books, I did not want this ride to end! Seriously, if you’re looking for an out of the box fantasy adventure, try this series out. It’s so much fun!
Blood Oath, Book 3 in The Blood War Chronicles, by the amazing Quincy J. Allen is live!!! This cover is amazing and, if I may say so, what’s inside is even better!!
I read it while I was away this weekend, and will have the review up for you lovely folks in the next day or so! In the meantime, the buy link is below.
Go! Read! Enjoy!!
I’m so sorry that I’ve been pretty much absent since 24in48 ended! I wound up sick almost immediately following, and I’m still in recovery mode. I’m slowly returning to normal, from what we’re fairly sure was flu, and I’ll be back to posting as normal in no time! Thanks for hanging with me guys!!!
Author: Evelyn Skye
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Sora and her gemina, Daemon, are apprentices in the Society of Taigas- warriors who are chosen by the goddess Luna and trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect Kichona. The kingdom has been relatively free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion a decade before, when the now Empress Aki had to fight her twin, Prince Gin, to the death for rule of Kichona. He was letting the power go to his head and was set to lead the kingdom in a dangerous direction. While on a scouting mission in the time leading up to their graduation, Sora and Daemon come up on an encampment that seems a bit off. They make a decision that may change Sora’s life and the life of everyone’s life around her forever.
This is the first book in a new duology from the phenomenal Evelyn Skye (you’ll remember her from my gushing about The Crown’s Game duology!)!! This book was beautiful! I mean that in every way. The cover was beautiful, the writing was beautiful, the plot was beautiful, you get the point. Let me break it down for you, though. Obviously, you can see the cover, and it is even prettier in person (I’m a sucker for a pretty hardcover). The characters were all so well developed. The two main characters, Sora and Daemon, were obviously the most fleshed out, as they are the focal point of the story. The secondary characters, however, also have great stories, were incredibly well developed through the story, and a couple of them actually ended up being some of my favorites. The plot is fresh and new, which is something that I was looking for. It moved along at a great pace, so this long book really read quickly. Honestly, The Crown’s Game duology is one of my absolute favorite series (one that I recommend very often), so I was a little afraid. Trust me when I say that I was not disappointed in the least! I’m just sad I have to wait for the next one to find out what happens now. If you’re looking for a new, fun YA fantasy give this one a try!
I hit 24 hrs just before midnight last night, and made it close to 300 pages in to book #5. Thank you for the support, everyone! It was a blast!