Beginning’s End by M. Dalto | Book Blitz

Beginning’s End
M. Dalto
(The Empire Saga #3)
Published by: Parliament House
Publication date: September 8th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

Ever since her unexpected return to the Empire, all Queen Empress Alexstrayna wanted was to protect her family. Despite of the life-altering events that occurred within the Borderlands, her family – those that remained- were all she had left, and as Empress is was her predestined duty to protect the while ensuring the safety of the Empire.

But when the ever-threatening forces from the Borderlands challenge all she has worked towards to maintain that peace, she must search within herself to discover a new magic stronger than anything the Annals have foretold before.

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Guardian of the Sky Realms by Gerry Huntman | Blog Tour & Author Interview

Welcome to my spot on the Guardian of the Sky Realms Blog Tour!

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Book Name: Guardian of the Sky Realms
Author: Gerry Huntman
Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Publication date: September 1st, 2020
Published By: Meerkat Press
Book Acquired: ARC, Publisher
Ratings: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis:

Maree Webster—an “almost-emo” from the western suburbs of Sydney—hates school, has few friends, and is obsessed with angels and fallen angel stories. Life is boring until she decides to steal a famous painting from a small art gallery that has been haunting her dreams: swirling reds, grays and oranges of barely discernible winged figures. There, she meets a stranger who claims to know her and stumbles into a world where cities float in the sky, and daemons roam the barren, magma-spewing crags of the land far below. And all is not well—Maree is turning into something she loves but at the same time, fears. Most fearful of all is the prospect of losing her identity—what makes her Maree, and more importantly, what makes her human. Guardian of the Sky Realms takes the reader on a journey through exotic fantasy lands, as well as across the globe, from Sydney to Paris, from the Himalayas to Manhattan. At its heart, it is a novel about transformation. Book two of the series will be released in 2021.

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Booked for Murder by R.J. Blain | Blog Tour

Welcome to my spot on the Booked for Murder Blog Tour!

Book Name: Booked for Murder (Vigilante Magical Librarians #1)
Author: R.J. Blain
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Publication date: August 18th, 2020
Published By: Pen & Page Publishing
Book Acquired: ARC, Xpresso Blog Tours
Ratings: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis:

Life as a bodyguard and driver for the rich, famous, and powerful is dangerous on a good day, and after sustaining a crippling injury while on duty, Janette’s left with few options. Having signed a ‘for life’ contract but unable to work, she uses her skills to disappear.

Her new life as a librarian suits her. Nobody cares she limps and sometimes requires a cane to walk. She’s wanted for her knowledge, not her lethal magic. She’s surrounded by books, a woman’s best friend.

But when her former employer’s best friend is murdered on the steps of her library, old loyalties and secrets might destroy her—or set her free.

Teaming up with her co-workers to find the killer might keep her from being booked for murder, but unless she’s careful, she’ll find out exactly how far her ex-boss will go to reclaim what is rightfully his.

Her. For life.

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The Witch with Nine Lives by B. Austin | Cover Reveal

 

The Witch with Nine Lives
B. Austin
(A Dysfunctional Family of Witches)
Publication date: August 27th, 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Nikki and Medea are half-sisters and the daughters of Dima. Their mother is 130-years-old, but because of a shapeshifting stone, she appears to be 19. She insists her daughters treat her as a sister and not a mother. Dima can live forever, due to the shapeshifting stone.

Medea and Nikki are both 18-years-old, but Medea is no ordinary, young woman. Medea turns into a cat at night, due to her mother’s irreversible curse. Medea is living the first of her nine lives. She, too, will live a long time. Medea has a secret that can destroy the sisterly tie between her and Nikki.

Nikki is beautiful but jealous of her mother and sister because she has no magic and works as a maid, rather than in the family witchcraft business.

Unknown to Nikki and her family, she, too, has a magical gift she cannot yet control, a sorcery that will threaten Medea and pit two powerful sisters against each other.

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Author Bio:

B. Austin writes Science Fiction and Fantasy, spellbinding tales filled with suspense, mystery, and unique magic. She loves creating future worlds with cool technology.

B writes under two other names. BELINDA AUSTIN writes Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, and Hysterical Fiction. BELINDA V. GARCIA has written award-winning Historical Fiction and middle-grade fantasy.

Before writing fiction full time, B. Austin was a Computer Programmer, Web Developer, and Software Engineer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. If you are still curious about Belinda, she has written a series of memoirs entitled: MEMOIRS OF A BIGAMIST’S DAUGHTER. She thanks you humbly for your interest.

In her own words: “I would like to have a dinner party on Halloween with all my fans, and Edgar Allan Poe as a guest of honor. I fell in love with his writing when I was a kid. We will have chocolate cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, and fudge for dessert. With bated breath, we will ask Eddie the real story of how he died. Everyone loves a good horror tale.”

Belinda invites you to subscribe to her newsletter at her website http://authorBelinda.com under the tab CONNECT. On her website are, also, other social media links.

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Why I love reading YA Fantasy so much…

To be honest, I’ve been stuck in the downward spiral of not being able to either read or write. Call it a writer’s block and a reader’s block or whatever. I just can’t seem to get out of these blocks. For a person who finishes reading a book in 2 days, I genuinely take about 2 weeks to finish a book now. I know it’s depressing, but it is what it is.

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The Fated Finale

Book Name: Finale

Author: Stephanie Garber

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publication Date: 7th May 2019

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

Welcome welcome to the Finale, All games must come to an end.

Oh, and what an end it is.

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My Obsession With The Little Mermaid Continues…

The side effect of binge watching movies all weekend is reviews…la laalalala la.

Okay that was a horrible, horrible joke at the expense of The Chainsmokers’ Side Effects ft. Emily Warren (watch the video featuring Riverdale’s Camila Mendes if you haven’t already) but whatever works. :p

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Enchanted Garden With A Dark Twist

Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is so full of colour and life and drips raw emotion with every word and each new chapter has its own scent and just so amazing that every adjective I use to describe this fantastic novel will be drab and dull and fail to do justice to the story and to the lovey Anna-Marie McLemore. Continue reading “Enchanted Garden With A Dark Twist”

The Seven Deadly Sins [Tag]

This tag has been making rounds on book blogs and I came across it on Serendipitous Reads‘ blog (you’ll love her if you’re a bibliophile) and she tagged anyone reading the post. So here’s what I’m guilty of.

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Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A prince may be the subject of myth and legend,” he explains, “but he can’t live in them. He should live in the real world, where he can create them.” He looks solemn. “You should pay less mind to fairy tales, Elian, or that’s all you’ll become.”

When he leaves, I think about whether that would be awful, or beautiful. Could it really be such a bad thing, to become a story whispered to children in the dead of night? A song they sing to one another while they play.

The literary fiction world is being dominated by YA authors popping in on the scene left right and center. Amidst this overcrowded genre, the sub-genre of retold fairy tales has carved a niche for itself and authors like Sarah J. Maas and Renee Ahdieh have ensured that mark won’t fade away with the passing of time. Continue reading “Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…”