Monday, 21 August 2017

Cover Reveal - The Night Realm (Spell Weaver, #1) by Annette Marie


The Night Realm (Spell Weaver #1) by Annette Marie
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: October 20th 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy


Clio would love nothing more than to go home. But as the illegitimate daughter of the nymph king, she’s stuck in the human world, exiled until she can earn a place in the royal family. Then her half-bother offers her a chance to prove herself. All she has to do is acquire some magic … by stealing it from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld.

Lyre prefers to go unnoticed, which is a tricky objective for an incubus. He can’t hide his looks or his coveted spell weaving skills, but he’s learned to mask his true intentions. As an unwilling pawn of the tyrannical Hades family, he stays alive by keeping one step ahead of his masters.

Now he’s been assigned to watch over a visitor from the Overworld—one who’s definitely hiding something. And with her unholy talent for triggering chaos and catastrophe, his job just keeps getting more perilous. Clearly, she’ll never survive this world.

The thing is, he’s no longer sure he can survive it either.











Author Bio

 Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast- paced urban fantasy and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.








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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Review - Anchor Leg by Jack Croxall




Title: Anchor Leg
Author: Jack Croxall
Pages: 194
Release date: 9th January 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

‘I toss my knife out into space. It doesn’t matter, I’ll kill him with my bare hands.’

Humanity has spilled out into the solar system, into a succession of giant space stations known as the Relay. Seren Temples is a security apprentice running the Relay’s Anchor Leg. Her ship forced off course, sensors detect an automated distress signal. The ship responsible for the signal is a zero-G graveyard. Inside its vast hold, nothing but a single vial of frozen blood.













My Review:




Seren Temples is a security apprentice aboard a spaceship.
Seren is running from her life on Earth and intends to get as far away from the planet as she can.
But the ship starts malfunctioning and the crew come across a damaged spacecraft with only a vial of blood in the hold.
Will Seren reach her destination?
Or will she die before she can get there?


Anchor Leg had everything I like in a sci-fi - action, intrigue, as well as interesting characters and science.
Seren was a good protagonist - she was determined and a hard worker. She certainly had her work cut out for her when everything started going wrong, but I thought that Seren coped as well as she could have given the situations.
The plot was action packed and interesting, grabbing my attention. I particularly liked the science which was very intriguing.
The writing style was easy to follow and engaging.


Overall this was an enjoyable read that I would recommend.  
 
 
 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Book Blitz + Giveaway - Amnesty (Amnesia, #2) by Cambria Hebert


Amnesty (Amnesia, #2) by Cambria Hebert
Publication date: August 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense


There’s freedom in remembering.

My past is a double-edged sword.
Damned if I remember; damned if I don’t.
Recollection beyond the horrors I already have will change me. Change us.
But what if I’m living a lie? What if everything I believe is wrong?
What if who I thought I was isn’t real?
If not her, then…
Who am I?
Eddie says it doesn’t matter, but deep down, I’m terrified it does.
I’m trapped. Held prisoner by a past I can’t remember and a future that may not belong to me.
There’s a light, though not at the end of the tunnel…
It’s wavering in the distance, calling to me from Rumor Island.
That light, it scares me far more than darkness. Am I brave enough to confront it?
So many questions, so few answers.
I don’t have a choice; the truth always finds a way to the surface.
Finally learning who I truly am will be a permanent life sentence.
Total punishment or absolute amnesty.







 








 






Author Bio
 
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.










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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Book Blitz + Giveaway - Taming the Rebel (Endless Summer) by Dawn Klehr


Taming the Rebel (Endless Summer) by Dawn Klehr
Published by: Entangled Crush
Publication date: August 14th 2017
Genres: Romance, Young Adult


Rebel Hart should be at home taking care of her father after his breakup with his boyfriend, not tromping through the woods at summer camp. He’s had his heart broken beyond repair, and the way she sees it, there’s only one person to blame—the boyfriend’s son. So when that infuriatingly gorgeous quarterback turns up at the same camp, she plans to make him pay.

Justice Brody isn’t happy about trading training camp for actual summer camp. But if he wants to stay on the football team, he has to show that he can be drama-free. He welcomes the anonymity that comes with summer camp…until he realizes the one girl who knows him better than anyone is there, too. Rebel is off-limits, impossibly beautiful…and trouble with a capital T. Still, he can’t stay away. And even as Rebel exacts her revenge, in several very embarrassing and painful ways, neither can she.


















Author Bio
 
Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.

She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories –in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.

Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.










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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Review - The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, #1) by Mary Weber




Title: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, #1)
Author: Mary Weber
Pages: 352
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release date: 6th June 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi's the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she s convinced he s been taken to the ice-planet.

Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.

For Miguel Earth s charming young playboy the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.

From the award-winning author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, step into a diverse cast of characters spanning from the electric metropolises of earth to the chilling alien planet above, in a story of re-finding yourself in the midst of losing the one thing you love. Before it all evaporates.

 










My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Thomas Nelson Fiction and NetGalley*




Eleven years ago, a new planet appeared in the solar system. The Delonese put an end to the Fourth World War and helped restore the Earth. Now instead of governments, corporations rule the Earth. Sofi Snow's mother is CEO of Corporation 30. Sofi is a gamer, one of the best. Her brother Shilo is a contestant in the Fantasy Fighting arena, and as part of his team, Sofi will do everything she can for Shilo to win. But when a bomb goes off in the arena and players die, Sofi finds herself under suspicion. With Shilo missing and presumed dead, Sofi endeavours to track down her little brother, even if it means going to the Delonese planet.
Miguel is an ambassador to the Delonese. He uses his charm and good looks to learn secrets, but someone has learned one of Miguel's own and is blackmailing him.
With everything that Miguel has worked for now threatened, can he go through with his plan?
Will Sofi find her brother and the person(s) responsible for the attack?


The Evaporation of Sofi Snow had some very intriguing elements, but was slightly disappointing.
I liked Sofi and Miguel, and enjoyed reading from their points of view.
The plot was a mixed bag - there were some twists that I did see coming, but there were also some that I didn't - but it held my attention.
The writing style was mostly good but there were times where things felt a bit vague. For example, I would have liked more information on AIs - there was an AI character but there wasn't any background on how long AIs had been around or how they worked, or even how many there were. There were also times when I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be imagining, like at the beginning where it felt a bit like I'd been thrown in the deep end. I know that people don't like info dumps, but it would have been good to have some more detail about the equipment in the room that Sofi and the other team members were in at the arena.


Overall this was an enjoyable read but it fell slightly flat.
 




Monday, 14 August 2017

Blog Tour + Giveaway - Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) by Aden Polydoros


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Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1)
by Aden Polydoros
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen


Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight— Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself.

Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control?

In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass...








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Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encouraged by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin PROJECT PANDORA. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.




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