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Friday Reads – Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Today's book spotlight is a traditionally published book that you might've heard of (maybe). Sooz is one of those people who's always helping others, so when she put out a call to arms for her latest release, I had to say yes! This is the third book in her Witchlands series, which is not to be missed! Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch… Before Merik returned from the dead… Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight. Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain. On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever. Sightwitch—available February 13—is an illustrated tale set in the Witchlands and told through Ryber’s journal entries and sketches. Please enjoy this excerpt.

By |2018-01-09T11:18:33+00:00February 9th, 2018|Book Spotlight|Comments Off on Friday Reads – Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Friday Reads: Vengeance

Today's book spotlight is an awesome new release sci-fi called Vengeance that hits all the right notes About the Book When rogue AIs steal everything that matters most, the only thing left is vengeance. As the flagship of the Spire Empire, Vengeance is a legendary AI whose broken heart has proven his greatest battle yet. But his new telepathic link, a little girl named Hayley, finally teaches him to love again—until rogue AIs attack her planet and level her home in a storm of fire and destruction. Vengeance is left with only one hope in his potentially immortal existence: the chance to avenge his innocent link. Twenty years later, a young engineer joins his crew, and he’s inextricably drawn to her. But the closer he tries to get to her, the harder she pushes him away. Olivia Hawthorne risks everything—her friendship with her telepathic sisters and even her life—to assume a new identity so she can serve aboard Vengeance. After suffering at the hands of rogue AIs, she should be wary of trusting one again, even her old friend. And yet, she can’t seem to stay away from him. But when rogues raid Spire colonies, Vengeance and Liv must learn to overcome the fears shackling them to the past. Because if they want to survive, they’ll have to seek vengeance together.

By |2018-01-09T10:05:32+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Book Spotlight|Comments Off on Friday Reads: Vengeance

Friday Reads: Daughter of The Night

When Serena returns home from a day of work, she witnesses a terrifying event which uproots her quiet existence. Attacked by a vicious creature, she is saved by a mysterious figure and introduced to the Einherja, warriors trained to protect Earth from demons. Serena soon finds out she is the descendant of an Aesir(Norse) god, and her recurring dreams might just be the answer to Avonmore's ritualistic murders. Will she be able to protect her hometown, or will she be forced to sacrifice her new love? Daughter of Nótt, your sacrifice will not be in vain. A tale of passion, loss and self-awakening, Daughter Of The Night is the debut release of Tiki Kos, and the first in the Daughter Of The Night trilogy.

By |2018-01-09T11:08:02+00:00January 26th, 2018|Book Spotlight|Comments Off on Friday Reads: Daughter of The Night

Book Spotlight: Chronicles of Warshard

Princess Haven was never meant to be queen. Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her personal guards, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved. Between assassination attempts and brutal scare tactics, the evil tyrant Kadia’s army is fast approaching. Haven's neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia's shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven's only home. Haven must make a choice; take her people and flee to the foreign Republic across the sea or lead a last stand against a powerful dictator. Buy the entire trilogy on Amazon now!

By |2018-01-08T08:44:05+00:00January 19th, 2018|Book Spotlight|Comments Off on Book Spotlight: Chronicles of Warshard

IndieMas Day 12: My 2018 TBR

It's time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I've read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado… On the final day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me: My 2018 TBR The last day of IndieMas is always a look forward to what I want to read in the next year. Books that have been sitting on my kindle for a while, upcoming awesomeness, all that. 2017 was a garbage fire a difficult year for real world issues and also in my personal life. Busy was an understatement. I read exactly... 12 books this year. My goal next year is to bump that up to something a little more. Anywho, without further ado, here's my list of indies to check out next year. And don't forget to enter ALL the giveaways on each of the book pages (I've listed them at the bottom of this page), as well as our grand prize of a paperback book (open anywhere Book Depository delivers). McMullen has been an IndieMas pick before, and I'm so eager to get my fingers into her newest, a sci fi that sounds so riveting. Julia is a staple on my Twitter feed, and I've been meaning to get to her F/F book. I mean: Fantastical beasts on safari, what's not to love? Josie's book came to me by way of recommendation. But that synopsis, right? Sarena and Sasha have been guest posters here before, and like every other book on this page, I've been meaning to get to their books for AGES. Will 2018 be the year? (Hope so!) This rec came to me from #IndieMas2017 author Mary Fan. Based on the synopsis and cover - both sound intriguing! Another from Mary and anther cover envy. This book looks like a lot of fun--Norse deities? Yes please!    Okay, okay. So what? Contemporary Romance? Well, yeah, Sush needs to branch out of her comfort zone and read something without magic or space aliens once in a while. Besides that, Meldon is my redheaded boo-bear, and I loved her other (more magical) series. The Entire #IndieMas 2017 List

By |2017-12-01T15:04:14+00:00December 15th, 2017|Book Spotlight|Comments Off on IndieMas Day 12: My 2018 TBR

IndieMas Day 11: Waters of Salt and Sin

It's time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I've read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado… On the tenth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me: A fantasy adventure on the high seas! I really enjoyed Waters of Salt and Sin. It was different than your typical fantasy--lots of world building details. You've got your feisty main character fighting for her sister, a Hufflepuff sort of love interest who follows along with her, and a swashbuckling high seas adventure full of magic and intrigue. Definitely recommended for fans of YA fantasy like Cashore, Carson, and more.   Low-caste sailor and salt witch Kinneret Raza can’t take it anymore. The man she loves is engaged to a horrible woman of his rank. Both Kinneret and her younger sister Avi are slowly starving to death. Despair is breathing down Kinneret's neck. Something must change. When old Zayn whispers about a mythical treasure hidden under the cursed water of The Pass, Kinneret leaps at the wild chance of riches beyond her imagination. But when a madman captures her sister Avi, Kinneret must change course or lose the ones she loves. It is an impossible choice: Death now or death later. Only the forbidden magic her mother taught her long ago can push the odds in her favor, help her outfox the madman, and sail into cursed seas to claim the life of her dreams. She may go down, but by the seas, she’ll go down fighting. Enter the Giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway More on IndieMas

By |2017-11-29T08:32:21+00:00December 14th, 2017|Book Spotlight|1 Comment

IndieMas Day 10: Seers Stone

It's time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I've read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado… On the tenth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me: A Treasure-Hunting Alchemist Seers Stone was one of those fun Urban Fantasies that contains more fantasy than urban, and I'm all for it. I loved watching Kaitlyn explore the world with herwWill-o'the-wisp Wispy, and get into all kinds of trouble. She's on the hunt for a magical artifact, the Seers Stone, and the story is one that kept me guessing the entire time. Definitely one to add to your TBRs, or enter to win a copy below! My name’s Kaitlyn Felis, and I’m a treasure-hunting alchemist. I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to work for a mysterious elf called Fein Thyrin. Not only did he give me my dream alchemy lab, one that came with a beautiful part-nymph assistant (she’ll be the end of me, in the best possible way) he’s also hired me as his personal treasure-hunter. To say I was excited is a drastic understatement. First on my treasure-hunting list? The Seers Stone – it’s a thing of legends, and I’m going to be the first hunter to get my hands on it. The Hidden Alchemy series is set in the same magic-packed world as the popular Ink Born series. Enter the Giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway More on IndieMas

By |2017-11-29T08:28:18+00:00December 13th, 2017|Book Spotlight|1 Comment

IndieMas Day 9: The Key

It's time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I've read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado… On the ninth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me: A Fantasy Romance that Swoons I would describe the Key as Throne of Glass minus all the assassin nonsense and switching love triangles. It's definitely one of those books you just get lost in and hold on for the ride. Rema is the only blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl in a town where everything is restricted, including food and travel. She's pretty happy in her horse farm with her Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru uncle and aunt, until she happens upon a handsome prince in the forest. Prince Nice Guy is mildly interested, which means Prince Jackass (aka the heir) decides to mess everything up and drag this poor unsuspecting girl to the kingdom just to make his brother jealous. There's a rebellion brewing, there's romance, and there's a twist that you see coming from the first moment it's mentioned. But I kept reading, wanting to see how it all plays out. The end of book 1 is something of a cliffhanger, but lucky for you, all three books are available.   Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roaming the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people. When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden. Darmik’s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik’s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her. Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family. As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik’s family. In Darmik’s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Locked in the king’s castle, Rema finds herself a key player [...]

By |2017-12-01T15:12:42+00:00December 12th, 2017|Book Spotlight|1 Comment

IndieMas Day 8: Blade and Rose

It’s time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I’ve read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado… On the eighth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me: […]

By |2017-11-29T08:00:11+00:00December 11th, 2017|Book Spotlight|1 Comment

IndieMas Day 7: Starswept

It's time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I've read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado… On the seventh day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me: A Viola-Player Sci-FI I came to Mary by way of Twitter, and picked up her book because the premise sounded interesting. For a gal who wrote a sci-fi, I'm oddly picky in the genre. But a viola player in the midst of an alien war? Sign my ass up! And let me tell you, Starswept did not disappoint. What I loved most about it was how intertwined the musical aspect was with the more sci-fi. I could really feel Iris' pressure to perform well, and the shadow of her parents. I've never been involved in Orchestra (except for a brief stint in middle school), but Mary paints a beautiful picture of intrigue and kids just trying to survive. Definitely put this one on your TBR! Some melodies reach across the stars. In 2157, the Adryil--an advanced race of telepathic humanoids--contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris's one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce. A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her. When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real--by way of telepathy--and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music. But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he's hiding something from her--and it's dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth's alien allies that shatter everything she knows. Enter the Giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway More on IndieMas

By |2017-11-29T07:51:43+00:00December 10th, 2017|Book Spotlight|1 Comment
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