Aug 4, 2017

Book Review: Sundered by Bethany Adams

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Title: Sundered
Series: Return of the Elves Book 2
Author: Bethany Adams
Published Date: October 25,2016 
Publisher: A.W Books
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 315
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A life in shambles

Lyr might be a powerful elven lord in charge of thousands, but his personal life is a disaster. Just the month before, a daughter he’d never known existed arrived from Earth, giving him news of his lost love’s death. Since then, he has been betrayed, captured, and almost murdered. And though his enemy was defeated, Lyr’s wounds never seem to heal. He certainly doesn’t need more conflict.

A perilous journey

Amid the glittering perfection of Alfheim, Meli is a dismal failure. Haunted by visions of people and places she’s never seen, she struggles to find her place. So when her king orders her to lead an expedition to another world, Meli is caught between shock and terror. How can she navigate the Veil between worlds with no magic of her own? But with Alfheim threatened by strange, dark energy, she has no choice.

A threat that spans worlds

The last thing Lyr expects is the arrival of the Ljósálfar, the reclusive Norse elves of Alfheim. More surprising? One among them, Meli, is a possible soulbounded, a link he’d believed lost with his previous love. But wounded and besieged with problems on every side, he can’t let himself be distracted. Poisoned energy is flooding into the closely connected realms of the fae, causing sickness, and Lyr must rush to find the source of the threat.

Only Moranaia remains untouched—leading Lyr to suspect one of his own people might be to blame.
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**Some Spoilers**
The first book had me a little confused because of all the different characters you had to follow. But as I got into the second book it became clear as to why there were so many different characters and it was much easier to follow and understand. As I got deeper into this book the more interesting it got. The first book was more about Kai and Arlyn. This book went more into Lyr and him meeting his new soulbound.

The end of the first book Lyr was paranoid. I totally understand why he was. Going into the second book you learn he was also scared to go into the Library. Well don't really scared, more or less he wanted to avoid it at all cost because it always seems to bring up the memory of him almost losing his mother. Now we learn about the poison from the first book. Now it has seem to touch Alfheim. A realm all to itself. They pride themselves. They didn't want to ask for help but the older seer insisted on it. She also insisted on Meli, a women with no magical ablilities to lead the people through the veil. This guy named Poi who was apart of the group showed Meli that should could and gave her these runes they only work for her. Through the course of her life she has had dreams of a man with green eyes. She didn't know who it was until she met Lyr. Now they both think they have seen each other before. Come to find out they have. And Lyr and Arlyn didn't want to believe it at first. Lyr doesn't really care that Amiee his old lover has been reincarnated. Yes he misses her but he is in love with Meli.

So we found out Kein, the prince who has been banished is the one causing the problems because he wants to come back and take over the throne. He feels a seer shouldn't be in control. Then Kai finds his father in all this mess.

The book was amazing and I am glad I read it. Kai and Arlyn are the best. Their relationship is amazing. Even though it was kinda forced. But Arlyn went through it. I think Lyr and Meli make a wonderful couple as well and I am glad she went through the bounding as well. I am excited to see what is in store for them next since Ralan said that they will be fighting Kein another day. Is anyone going to die? Will they actually stop him? So many questions left unanswered. 

Jul 19, 2017

Book Review: Soulbound by Bethany Admas

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Title: Soulbound
Series: Return of the Elves Book 1
Author: Bethany Adams
Published Date: May 3,2016
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 255
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A deathbed promise

Arlyn’s quest is simple: Find her father and let him know her mother is dead. After all, Arlyn had promised her mother she’d go. The problem? Her father's people are myths and legends, and he doesn't even live on Earth. But despite a long journey through the mysterious mists of the Veil, finding him turns out to be the easy part.

A dream long-buried

After five hundred years, Kai has given up on finding his soulbonded. So when he stumbles across Arlyn after returning from his latest mission and recognizes her as his mate, Kai starts their bond in haste. But he never could have imagined that his bonded is his best friend’s newfound daughter. Whoops.

A hidden conspiracy sparked to life

Though the sight of Kai makes Arlyn’s heart pound, she isn’t sure she can forgive him for starting their bond without her permission. But her love life is the least of her problems. Her father is an elf lord, and his sudden acknowledgment of a half-human heir reignites the same conspiracy that took him away from her mother in the first place. Now Arlyn and her family must face iron wielding assassins, bigotry, and her newly awakened magical abilities if they hope to come through in one piece.

Arlyn thought she would return to Earth after meeting her father. Now she must fight to save the family she never knew she wanted.
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Soulbound by Bethany Adams was a pretty decent read. I enjoyed what was going on in the story. I want to read the rest of the series to know what is going to happen between Kai and Arlyn.

The book is about this girl names Arlyn. She comes from earth to the elven lands to find her father Lyr. Her father didn't even knew she existed till up until the point she founds him. His soulbounded didn't tell him that she was going to be having a child. Growing up Arlyn heard all different kinds of stories about her father from her mother. Well she meets her father and returns to pick up her stuff in the woods and runs into Kai. Kai finally finds his Soulbounded. So without thinking he started the process. So not only does he not know the whole situation but he pretty much just caused a big problem without knowing. Though they all end up getting along and she is excepted into the home. She really starts to fall for Kai. Then everything slowly falls apart. The whole someone trying to assassinate Kai and then Kai's father is actually are really messed up dude in the head. But everything in the end turns out really well!

Arlyn is great. She is not a damsel in distress and she consistently reminds everyone of that. She doesn't like being bossed or pushed around. She is a little shy at first but she does warm up to them it may take time. Well with being in a new area and a new set or rules and formalities. I can understand why she is so withdrawn. Kai, is your hot not so average elf. Muscles, black hair, and eyes to just die for. He is very protective over Arlyn but that is to be expected since she is his soulbound. But he lets her do her thing. Sometimes he says things and she doesn't approve, but they both seem to love each other and it is adorable.

Everything that was going for this book was great. The concept was great. The only thing that I did not like was there were to much going on to really keep up with. So many different characters to keep up with. Don't get me wrong it was still a great read and you all should pick it up and give it a go! I can't wait to read the next books <3.

Jun 28, 2017

Book Tour: Blade and Soul by C.M Estopare


Blade and Soul
C.M. Estopare
Publication date: June 30th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
To defy gods, she will sacrifice all.
After the death of its duchess, Safrana is in turmoil. Two equally powerful families vie for power, quickly turning the beautiful citadels of Safrana into a hellish warscape. While, on the outside, there is a desperate search for the one true heir to the throne. The one man who could stop an encroaching civil war and force the citadels into peace.
But he is no where to be found. Presumed dead. While a threatening war looms over Safrana, promising to tear it apart.
Thrust into a political world which only buys and sells in blood money, with an impending civil war at hand, Marceline Brandy is called to take charge of a peace effort in a foreign city. But nothing is certain in this world rife with political strife. Everything must be questioned, even a push for peace.
Desperate to complete her mission, Marceline soon finds herself tangled up in the strange political affairs of an arrogant woman with dangerous ties to the long lost heir of the Safranian throne. But there is another, more powerful presence that lurks on the borders of Safrana’s imploding government. A presence that would stop at nothing to see Marceline and her allies fail.
Seized by a foreign city she is sworn to save, she has few to turn to for help. The list of allies she could count on is cut short by corrupt patriotists hungry for war and livid at the mere notion of foreign driven peace. Months pass as Marceline heads this peace effort, but the fiercer she works the more dire the situation becomes and time is running out.
A war looms, one that promises to destroy Safrana, as mythological creatures rise from ancient graves. The fiends intent on absolute destruction.
Is this an all-out test of Marceline’s strength and will?
Or, are the gods themselves against her?


Author Bio:
C.M. Estopare is a full-time author, avid yoga enthusiast, and veteran of the United States military. She is the author of HEARTFELT SOUNDS, a young adult coming of age fantasy about the enthralling power of one young woman’s voice.
KINDRED SOULS is a three part epic and dark fantasy series hitting Amazon and Kindle Unlimited beginning in February 2017. The first book, WINTERSKIN, debuted February 9th, 2017. The second book, BLADE AND SOUL, debuts June 30th, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars!
When not writing, C.M. Estopare enjoys reading about the fantastical worlds in the minds of others. She also enjoys playing around with her puppy, Duke, and adventuring with her husband.

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Jun 22, 2017

Book Review: Stolas by Randi Cooley Wilson

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Title: Stolas
Author: Randi Cooley Wilson
Published by: Secret Garden Productions, LLC
Published Date: May 22,2017
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 300
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An ancient legend draws them together. His dark soul will tear them apart. Sometimes the only fairytales that exist are the dark ones.

For the past two years, Hope Annandale has fought to hold onto her sanity. Plagued by voices and visions, she struggles to understand what’s real, and what’s an illusion. As the lines between reality and hallucination blur, Hope discovers things that shouldn’t be real, suddenly exist. When Hope’s world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death. And the only one who can save her is the dangerously attractive demon prince, who is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. The fate Stone has fought to escape is here. With destiny on one side, and desire on the other, Stone must protect Hope from the one thing he can’t hide from, his birthright.

What if the one person you were meant to be with could never be yours? Stolas, the first novel in the Dark Soul series is a riveting tale of passion, danger and forbidden love. Intended for mature readers.
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Stolas by Randi Cooley Wilson was an amazing read! There were so much stuff in this book that will make you want more. I didn't want this book to end. The love that was brewing over between Hope and Stone had me going all over the place. I wanted them to date, to be together even though I know they couldn't. Well in Stolas's eyes they couldn't, but there is always a way around it. He just hasn't found it yet.

Stolas is about a girl named Hope and a guy named Stolas. All her life she thought she was mentally ill. She could see things no one else could see. She was put in a place called Shadowbrook, a home for the mentally ill. While there she met a girl named Avi who claimed she was the daughter of Lilith and her roomie Lore. Then she went on to meet Lev and Vassago. She thought they were just as crazy as she was. One night she was out after curfew and was walking outside when she saw this guy sitting there in the cold and snow. He disappeared and reappeared to her in the piano room. There on her whole entire world turned upside down. Stolas is the prince of the Nine Circles, the son of Lucifer. His mission was to bring Hope, who is an oracle to join the dark souls. Well he does just that. But she still doesn't believe him. She still thinks she is mentally ill and that she was kidnapped. It took a while for her to believe. But once she actually did her feelings for Stolas grew and the feelings for Hope grew. But Stolas knew better, she was a human, and he was a demon. There was no being together. But she wants to save him, so she will do everything in her power to be with him.

The book was amazing. The characters were amazing. Stolas was a huge huge ass, but he is a prince of hell and a demon so I can completely understand. There were parts of the book where I was scared for Hope. But she is a strong women and she stuck it out and didn't back down. The bad thing about this book was the ending. I am definitely not going to spoiled that for anyone who wants to read the book. But the ending had me throwing a fit. Still an amazing book and I cannot wait for the second one.

May 25, 2017

Book Blitz: Dark Illusions by D.D. Miers


Dark Illusions
D.D. Miers
(The Relic Keeper, #2)
Publication date: June 20th 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
A war is brewing in the unseen world…are you ready?
Book 2 in the captivating urban fantasy series filled with twists and gripped by a complicated, butterfly-inducing romance. Fans of Shannon Mayer, Ella Summers, Dannika Dark and Rebecca Hamilton will love this series!
Praise for Book One – Dark Summoner
“Mesmerizing. . .had me completely under its spell.”
“Danger, excitement, passion, and turmoil.”
“An exceptional story full of rich characters.”
“This story has one biting her nails and sitting on the edge of her seat while eagerly turning every single page.”
*** FIRST PLACE WINNER *** 2015 International Digital Awards – Paranormal Romance
***Nerdy Girl Book Reviews*** HOT READS FEATURE, RomCon Magazine August 2015 Edition


Author Bio:
D.D. Miers is an ardent book lover, coffee enthusiast, and die-hard romance fan. When she's not writing, she can be found snuggling on the couch with a good book in hand, planning a Harry Potter themed party, or dancing very badly to music. She currently resides in beautiful Southern California with her wonderful husband, a crazy toddler, and the many different characters in her head.

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May 23, 2017

Book Blitz: Shift of Shadow and Soul by Hilary Thompson


This is the blog tour for author Hilary Thompson's new YA Epic Fantasy novel, organized by Itching for Books. Check out the awesome teasers and enter to win a hardcopy of the book. 

Title: Shift of Shadow and Soul
Series: Soul Shifter #1
Author: Hilary Thompson
Published by: Star Shadow Books
Published Date: May 22, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Goodreads

Synopsis via Goodreads:
There are three kinds of magic in the world, and Corentine has the wrong one.

Long ago, the Restless King forced Corentine’s people into hiding as he scoured their blood for the SoulShifter. When Corentine learns she possesses some of the forbidden Shifter magic, she must hide her power or risk the same death her twin suffered.

Raised to trust no-one, she rejects the General’s son Sy, until she realizes his family secrets might be the key to unlocking hers. When his brother turns against them, they are forced to fight family to save what’s left of their home, or accept banishment to find a new future.

If Coren and Sy can’t convince their people to accept the light of Shifter magic, the growing Shadow will ruin everyone’s chance of freedom.

Travel this richly imagined world with a diverse cast that readers have compared to fantasy favorites like Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo.

Sulit Witch
Weshen Shifter
Umbren Shadow

When dark meets light, will all become Shadow?


The boy leaned closer. Coren risked another glance at his face, expecting to find the widened pupils, the swollen lips of desire and anticipation.
But it was worse than that.
He stared at her intently, gray-blue eyes narrowed and full lips slightly upturned in conquest.
Claim them with a kiss. The hunt’s opening speech echoed in her mind.
He pulled her closer, and she stopped moving entirely, going limp. Playing dead. He thought this was a game, like all the others did.
Then she allowed her lips turn up in a grim smile. It certainly was a game. The boy just didn’t realize that her rules were different, and he was about to lose.
Her tongue reached into the cavity of her cheek and retrieved the plump goshen berry hidden there. As his lips neared, Coren broke the berry against her teeth, bracing for the instant burn. Then, tongue searing, she shoved the pulp past his opened lips, preventing the claim.
He burst away, the shock of the acidic berry sending him stumbling backward, swiping drool from his slack jaw.
And she ran, darting around him and ignoring the pain and the blisters that were already bubbling and popping on her tongue and lips. Reaching the cliff, she hazarded a glance over her shoulder. He was tougher than expected, for he was crossing the plain too, moving quickly through the sandy grass.
“Stop!” he yelled hoarsely. Strangely, he was grinning widely, lips blackened with goshen juice and bright blood. Coren had no more ground left, but out of curiosity, she paused to watch as he approached. He walked softly now, as though she were a beast he was cornering. Perhaps he was a real hunter, after all.
Even so, the berries had stopped him, making the kiss forfeit. She could claim he hadn’t actually caught her.
“So…goshen berries?” he asked, wiping away more blood with the hem of his white shirt. “I must be the first hunter ever to receive that treatment.”
Coren’s brain nagged at her to escape, but something in his grin made her ask. “Why the first?”
“Because surely no one has ever caught you before. And I can’t imagine another girl willing to martyr her own lips just to avoid a small kiss.”
He was very close now: not quite near enough to grab her, but mere steps from it. She stepped back carefully, heels nearly hanging off the edge of the cliff.
“Nothing is small when it is against your will.” She watched his eyes widen as he processed the words, and then she bent her knees and pushed away from the earth, arcing back and out into the void, then straight as an arrow toward the water below. His shout was erased by the wind rushing past her ears, and then the water closed over her head with a crash.
Under the surface of the sun-warmed water, Coren somersaulted quickly and reversed directions. She surfaced only to locate the face of the cliff and gulp a breath, and she didn’t dare look up to see if he had spotted her. Ducking back under the waves, she stroked hard against the current, finally feeling rock. Her lungs throbbed as her head bobbed up again, but she was safely inside the hidden sanctuary.




About the Author
Hilary ThompsonHilary used to be such a practical girl. Then she let the stories out.
Now she creates worlds, people, and problems that are grounded in real life, if you accept that real life has magic around every turn.
Hilary was born to parents who made a habit of taking roads less traveled. But she was also a first child, and an independent, willful child, so she's made a habit of taking a few roads on her own.
Now she teaches Creative Writing, English, and AP Literature, writes whenever and wherever she can, and reads as much as her eyes can handle. She plays superheroes and dress up games and reads books in bed with her own independent, willful children, and plays at homesteading and world traveling with her wonderful soulmate of a husband. She tends to ignore laundry and dirty dishes.













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May 18, 2017

Book Review and Tour: Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney

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Title: Black Dawn
Author: Mallory McCartney
Published by: Clean Reads Publishing
Published Date: Feb 14, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 180
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The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long-lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows


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Black Dawn is the first book tin the series by Mallory McCartney. It was a really good read and with it being a short story so much has happened in the book. It was a really amazing story. I was confused at first during the beginning with the Prologue and then the start of the book but once I understood what was going on I enjoyed it just as much as the next person. My one concern is there were so many different people. I do love all the points of views but I really didn't get to know everyone within that short bit of time during the book. I guess that is why I was so confused at first cause you were throw into multiple perspectives.

Black Dawn is placed in a fantasy world called Kiero. Everyone here has unique abilities. A king named Adair took the throne by force by killing almost everyone in the fae line. "Almost". The last person in the fae line is Emory Fae. She asked her friends Brokk and Memphis to send her away so she doesn't get killed. But thus leaving behind her world and her friends to fight this mad man. Not everyone is to happy about her return, they are upset because she just left them to fend for themselves. Brokk and Memphis on the other hand are glad to see her.

Which this book I don't seem to have a favorite character yet. I do like Nyx because she has that bad ass attitude. I also felt sorry for what she was going through with Memphis. But then she kind of pissed me off because of what she did but I should of known she was going to do it. Emory was another character who I like because even though with everything that was going on she actually didn't try to leave like she said she was going to do in the beginning. She trucked it all out which gave her the "I am in for the long haul" trophy. Brokk was another character that I enjoyed reading about. I also felt sorry for him because of what Memphis did. But learning about his and Emory's story kind of made me sad.

One other thing that had me dislike Memphis is because of what he did to Emory and Brokk. But this love square thingy has to go and I think it did when I found out the story about Brokk and Emory. Now that just makes me mad cause through the whole beginning I was hoping it would be Brokk and Emory. But that went out the door freaking faster that I could say banana. The other thing is I felt like the ending was a bit rushed in my opinion. But with everything that was going on in a short amount of time I can understand. Other than that it was a great read and I cannot wait for the next book.
 

Author Bio


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Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.  


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