Friday, April 29, 2016

The Snow Princess by Matt Larkin!

snow-princessThe Sea Princess is determined to drive the he’e from the mer capital. Namaka’s people have lost battle after battle, never able to stand up to the might of the octopus god-king’s army and magical powers. To win the war, Namaka turns to the brutal nanaue--weresharks feared by mer and he’e alike.

But the nanaue live on the island of the Snow Princess, Poliahu, a sorceress quick to anger. If Namaka is to succeed in recruiting the weresharks, she must first deal with this new Princess and her powers of mist and cold.

Poliahu doesn’t care about nanaue or he’e or politics. Her passion is the Art, taught to her by the snow spirits who raised her. Driven ever deeper into the Art, Poliahu is determined to become a sorceress unlike any other in history. She’s poised to do it, too, as long as she can keep the power of the Art from consuming her.

The Snow Princess
by Matt Larkin
Worldsea Era #3
Incandescent Phoenix Books
Publication Date
March 28, 2016
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The Worldsea Era Series
The Seventh Princess The Burning Princess The Snow Princess
About Matt larkin
Matt LarkinMatt Larkin is an American fantasy and science fiction author. He lives in Florida with his wife Juhi and daughter Kiran. With a background in philosophy and publishing, Matt started a small press dedicated to top notch speculative fiction. He adores mythology and history, passions he conveys through his mythic fantasy novels. His works include the Skyfall Era, the Ragnarok Era, the Worldsea Era, and Sins of Angels.
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The Keeper by Rebecca E Neely!

Blog Tour for Rebecca E. Neely’s THE KEEPER (Crossing Realms #1)
Sacrifice or salvation? A chosen psychic few may be both. As the city's Keepers battle Betrayers to save the human race, all's not fair in love and war.

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About The Keeper (Crossing Realms #1):
Nick Geary, jaded clan leader of human guardians, the Keepers, is doomed to love a human woman who’s forgotten him, time after time, for thirteen years: Libby Klink, a skittish accountant who’s as terrified of her recent and strange intuitions as she is of her mundane existence.
When Nick is ordered by the clan’s guiding force to seek Libby’s help in defending the clan against enemy Betrayers, romance sizzles as the pair forms an unlikely alliance in their desperate search to discover the key to the clan’s salvation—which Libby alone holds. 
But a haunting secret could cost Nick everything, and in a race against time, both will be forced to choose between their hearts and duty. Can their love, and the clan survive, or will the very forces that drew them together ultimately destroy them?
The battle in the Steel City begins.
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Her index finger found the button and lowered the window a crack.
Immediately, he raised his hands. “I’m not going to hurt you. I’m unarmed.”
Always good to hear. She cocked her head, perplexed. “Who are you?”
“Nick Geary.” Unsmiling, a muscle worked in his jaw. He held her hostage with his eyes. “We need to talk.”
Her heart tripped. No doubt about it. She’d never heard of any Nick Geary, never seen this man before in her life. Or had she? Why didn’t she know? Shouldn’t she? What could they possibly need to talk about? A new kind of panic engulfed her. She pounced on the button, closed the window, and laid on her horn.
Scowling, he mouthed some kind of oath.
The driver door swung open on the truck in front of her. A portly man with a bush of a gray beard got out, lumbered over. Squinted at her. “You okay?” he bellowed as he tugged a T-shirt sporting a Confederate flag over his girth. “This guy messin’ with you?”
Yeah, he was messing with her all right. Air. She needed air. She locked eyes with Nick. His were blue and crystalline, as placid as they’d been stormy. He reached around his neck to finger a shiny stone the green of spring grass, nestled under his collar on what appeared to be a thin leather strap.
It glowed with ember-like intensity. She watched, fascinated.
I-279 South, idling engines, the car radio somewhere behind her booming its bass—all of it receded like floodwater after a storm.
Libby stood on the porch of the cabin she and her father rented for a week every summer. He came around the corner, fairly glowing. Pink with health. Dad. He slung a fishing rod over his shoulder and winked. “Let’s go catch us a mess of crappies.” The creek, ten feet away, rushed over rocks and fallen trees, its path clear, sure. The sun warmed her face and the air soothed her. She breathed in the scent of earth, burgeoning with spring.
She blinked. Snippets of music and phone conversations littered the highway around her. Libby gaped, unable to speak, like she’d shot down a hill on a roller coaster and banked the curve of the next.
Nick said nothing, his eyes still locked on hers.
Ford Truck shot him a dirty look, then clambered over to her side of the car. “Lady, I said, you okay?” he yelled.
Shaking, she lowered her window, not sparing him a glance. “Yeah, yeah, I’m okay.”
“You sure?”
Muttering something about the country going to hell in a handbasket, Ford Truck stomped back to his pickup and climbed inside.
Still staring at Nick, she clung fast to her resolve before it escaped her. Reaching across the seat, she yanked on the handle, and pushed open the passenger door.
“Get in.”

My review 
I think this is such a cool book. Keepers of the humans, who watch over, protect and aid them. Nick being the leader of the Keepers, he responds when a watcher- exactly what they sound like- give him the heads up from another realm. And all of this is secret, especially from humans. And nick and his crew are pretty normal when not doing Keeper business. So when Nick is told to find Libby and take her back to the keepers and she's of utmost importance, things get chaotic from here. Here we learn about the Betrayers, who are like and emotional vampire- kinda- who use negative energy to feed. CREEPTASTIC right :)! They also want the Keepers gone because they stand in the way of extra negativity. Libby has no idea about keepers and Nick being around for a long time, but her memory won't always be correct and somethings happen for a reason. :)!
I loved the world building, with great world and lore to follow with a paranornal twist. It's got a little bit of everything but a good portion is the relationship between Libby and Nick. And good vs evil and bad guys vs good, I loved how unique and creative this story was. The writing is well done and kept my interest through the whole story. I liked the characters and I enjoyed seeing the twists everything fall where they may. I can't give spoilers lol. I am definitely looking forward to book two!! 4.5 PAWS!! 

About Rebecca E. Neely:

 A sucker for a happy ending, Rebecca writes the kind of stories she loves to read—those featuring authentic, edgy and vulnerable characters, smack dab in the middle of action that explodes from page one. 
Raised on a down home blend of Johnny Cash, Jack London, Sherlock Holmes, the Steelers, and all things small town, Rebecca feels blessed to have grown up in a close knit, fun loving and artistic family. Her mother, a voracious reader and scratch cook, and her father, an entrepreneur, English teacher and lover of literature, taught Rebecca and her brother to work hard, aim for the stars, and live life. 
With music, books and laughter as constant companions, she grew up working, cooking and eating in the family’s restaurant business. A certified book and hoagie junkie, Rebecca thrives on live music, mysteries and the outdoors. 
She’s a cheddar enthusiast, lover of cats, teddy bears, hot coffee, cold beer, thunderstorms, the blast of a train’s whistle, the change of seasons, country roads, woodpeckers, spoon rings, cool office supplies, and the Food Network. 
Careers, past and present, include freelance writing, accounting, mother, problem solver, doer and head bottle washer.
Rebecca is a member of the Three Rivers Romance Writers, a PAN member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), and is honored to serve as a judge for several writing contests each year.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Happy book birthday~ Witch's Cursed Cabin by Marsha A Moore!!

Witch’s Cursed Cabin

Coon Hollow Coven Tales 

Book Two

Marsha A. Moore


Genre: Paranormal romance


Date of Publication: 4-27-16


Number of pages: 380

Word Count: 111,000


Cover Artist: Marsha A. Moore


Book Description:


Eager to be on her own away from home, twenty-year-old Aggie Anders accepts a relative’s invitation to live in Coon Hollow Coven. Although she’s a witch from a different coven, what locals say about the Hollow confuses her. How can witchcraft there live and breathe through souls of the dead?


Aggie’s new residence in this strange southern Indiana world is a deserted homestead cabin. The property’s carriage house serves as the coven’s haunted Halloween fundraiser. It’s a great opportunity for her to make new friends, especially with the coven’s sexy new High Priest Logan.


But living in the homestead also brings Aggie enemies. Outsiders aren’t welcome. A cantankerous, old neighbor tries to frighten her off by warning her that the homestead is cursed. Local witches who practice black magic attempt to use their evil to drive Aggie away and rid their coven of her unusual powers as a sun witch. 

Determined to stay and fit in, Aggie discovers not only that the cabin is cursed, but she alone is destined to break the curse before moonrise on Samhain. If she fails, neither the living nor the dead will be safe.




About the Coon Hollow Coven Tales Series


The series is about a coven of witches in a fictitious southern Indiana community, south of Bloomington, the neck of the woods where I spent my favorite childhood years surrounded by the love of a big family. The books are rich with a warm Hoosier down-home feel. There are interesting interactions between coven members and locals from the nearby small town of Bentbone. If magic wasn’t enough of a difference between the two groups, the coven folk adhere to the 1930s lifestyle that existed when the coven formed. 


Book One



Excerpt from Chapter One: The Homestead


A shove of my shoulder pried the rusty hinges on the heavy log cabin door loose. I flung my blond braid to my back and peered inside. Beings and critters, alive and furry as well as undead and translucent, flew, crawled, or slithered across dark recesses of the hallway, sitting room, and stairwell. 


“You weren’t kidding. This place is haunted.” I shuddered and looked over my shoulder at Cerise. She looked perky as always with her dark bobbed hair and lively brown eyes beneath horn-rimmed eyeglasses. “Were those things relations or varmints?” I took a cautious step over the threshold to escape the blustery weather and unbuttoned my corduroy jacket.

“Oh, both, Aggie. Ghosts of witch kin and their talking animal familiars,” she said and moved past me to lift sheets off the sitting room furniture. 


I raised a brow, curious about what talking familiars were but was too afraid to ask. She didn’t seem to think they were bad, and I needed a place to stay.


Cerise dropped the sheets in a pile and wiped her dusty hands on her skirt. “Those sorts of ghosts are in all the homes here in Coon Hollow Coven. Maybe some animal spirits, too, from the surrounding woods. This property has at least fifty acres of forest. The ghosts are harmless, part of the family. At least no neighbors have complained, that I’ve heard.” 


Eyeing corners of the parlor and the length of the hall, I wondered if I could ever get used to living with ghosts of people who’d lived here before. In New Wish, Indiana, where I’d spent my entire twenty years, we only had an occasional ghost. Usually lost souls who, for some reason, hadn’t found their peace before death took them. Most times, those folks had been tormented by darkness and experimented with black magic while they’d lived. Or so Mom told me, but I always thought that was just her way of keeping me in line. 


I pushed those thoughts out of my head. I wanted a place of my own more than anything else, and not in the tiny town of New Wish where everyone knew me…or thought they did. They all said I was the spitting image of my Aunt Faye, with the same light blond straight hair, deep blue eyes, dark brows, and quiet personality. Everyone thought I’d grow up to be like her with a houseful of kids, seven or more. Fact was, they didn’t know me. I wasn’t sure I even knew myself. There was so much I wanted to learn and do that wouldn’t happen if I stayed at my parents’ home.


Cerise struggled to open the stuck window. “Aggie, can you help me here? Some fresh air might tempt a few spirits outside. This place has been vacant since my mother passed in 2009. We might find just about anything in here after five years.”


About the Author:


Marsha A. Moore loves to write fantasy and paranormal romance. Much of her life feeds the creative flow she uses to weave highly imaginative tales. 


The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing, as well as other pursuits of watercolor painting and drawing. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and is a registered yoga teacher. Her practice helps weave the mystical into her writing. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors where she’s always on the lookout for portals to other worlds. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical! 








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Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis!

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Order of The Krigers
Release: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books
The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.

Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.

Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.

Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?

My review 

Man oh man, if I thought I was obsessed with Ms Davis's writing with Cage of Deceit, this one has me completely shaking in my flip flops! Wowzers this is a completely magnificent start to a new series that I'm dying to get my hands on book two! I completely fell in love with Kaia and I have serious hopes for things. You see, in this wonderfully build magical world, there are a few who have powers. The king wants to kill every last one with powers because they are a threat to his. And Kaia is the first female to wield the power and more than just a little one. So when she finds out she's a Kriger- the magical people- on the run from the king with an assassin named Anders leading the way, she's mind blown. Hell I was mind blown. And I must say, do not go in thinking this is light hearted or sweet and clean. I balled my eyes out, I cussed, I just about fell over myself thinking Anders has become my hottest new book boyfriend. Oh oh and the bad guy, well, there's something going on and it might not be so horrible. 

So Kaia is on the run from Morlet and that's where we really get to see what she's all about. You learn in the beginning she's a hard worker, caring, loving, loyal to a fault. But you see her really flourish with Anders and Vidar when they take her under their care and begin her real training. She's my hero! I loved every second of being in her head. I also seriously want her and Anders to get that happy ending- not looking so good- but Ima say every prayer possible. I like Vidar a lot, but he just doesn't hold true candle flames to Anders's bonfire! Lol anyways, we learn about everything right along with Kaia and I loved that this kept the suspense up. Also, the intrigue with Morlet and the dreams and the kidnappings, well, there's plenty of action here too. And I love that Kaia stands up for herself and against the guys. She's got her own backbone and she knows how to keep it straight. She also knows when a girls loving touch is needed. And Morler, well that's a whole big mystery in itself and I know as the series continues, it will only get even better! 

The story and the world building are phenomenal. I absolutely think the characters and their complexity and depth make this one wonderful, but seriously, I'm impressed and awed with how creative the story line is! I shouldn't be- I know this author is a genius when she writes! But I love that I'm still surprised! And I've become a drug addict and I will do whatever it takes to get my next fix of Anders, Kaia, Vidar, even Morlet! Wow! Just wow! That's all I can say!!! Oh oh and I freaking love the cool staff!! :) 5 SPECTACULAR PAWS!! 


Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.

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Demigods and Monsters by Raye Wagner!

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Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2)
by Raye Wagner
Release Date: April 25th 2016


Can Apollo’s curse be broken?
Seventeen-year-old Hope Nicholas is done running. Apollo’s curse has ruled her entire life, limiting her choices and robbing her of the things that matter most. But she refuses to live in fear any longer. In fact, she’s ready to do whatever it takes to break the god’s power over her existence.
When the goddess Artemis instructs Hope to impersonate a demigod and infiltrate a conservatory to get access to the Olympian library, she doesn’t hesitate. As she sees it, there’s nothing left to lose.
But once inside, Hope discovers the only way to get what she needs is to work with her sworn enemies. As the lines between demigod and monster are crossed again and again, Hope has to dig deep for the courage to accept her fate or fight for the freedom to save herself.

Demigods and Monsters is the second book in the Sphinx series.

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About the Author

Raye Wagner grew up in Seattle, the second of eight children, and learned to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. As a youth, she read the likes of David Eddings, Leon Uris, and Jane Austen. Inspired by a fictional character, Raye pursued a career in nursing, thinking to help the world one patient at a time.
One summer afternoon, when her then young children were playing in the pool, a plot dropped into her head, and she started writing. 
She enjoys baking, puzzles, Tae Kwon Do, and the sound of waves lapping at the sand. She lives with her husband and three children in Middle Tennessee.

Origin of the Sphinx, a novella detailing the story leading up to the creation of the mythological creature, is her first publication. It is the beginning of the Sphinx series. 

Curse of the Sphinx, the first book in the series, is completed, and set to be released in August 2015.
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My review 

This is an excellent continuation sequel from book one! We left off from book one on a crazy moment and we start off there. Athan wants Hope, but first he's got to find her. He's willing to sacrifice a lot for her. And I love that he truly loves her and puts her wants and needs first. Even if it costs him. And Hope, well she has grown so much and I love her character, even more in this book. She has a lot on her plate, and now that Xan is around competing  with Athan for her, it seems even more complicated. And I liked Xan too! He's kinda the opposite of Athan but I can't figure out which way we're going just yet! Lol and she's finally figured out what she wants and needs and she's gunna get it.  And I loved that she's loyal! And we have some other important powerful gods, demigods, people who pop in! I won't spoil things though :) 

The writing is great! I loved having the continuation from the first book because I liked it so much! And I look forward to seeing even more in the future! I love that the author has kept my attention and twisted the myths and lore just enough for it to be her own without throwing the whole concept out the window :) and I definitely love the story!! 5 PAWS!!