Promo: The Realmers Series by William Collins

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The lonely and grieving Evan Umbra is the newest Venator to enter Veneseron, the school for demon hunters.

A Venator is a wizard, a spy and a demon hunter rolled into one. They’re taught how to wield their sorcery and enchanted weaponry by orcs, elfpires and aliens alike.

Their missions range from battling monsters and saving countless lives in the multiple worlds, to the more peculiar, like wrangling killer unicorns and calming down drunken yetis. In their free time Venators enjoy goblin soap-operas and underwater bubble travel, but they also understand that every new mission they’re given could be their last.

Whilst learning how to manipulate the elements, summon creatures to fight for him and shoot Spellzookas, Evan encounters a dangerous rival and meets a girl who makes him feel nauseous; but in a good way. He makes the first friends he’s ever had in the carefree Jed and the reckless Brooke. Whilst Jed gets on the wrong side of a rival Venator, Brooke finds herself falling for the enigmatic demon hunter who brought her to Veneseron, not knowing he isn’t quite human. But it soon becomes apparent that Evan is more than just a Venator. Everyone wants to kill or capture him, from demons to Dark-Venators and even people he’s supposed to be able to trust.

Evan reckons he probably won’t survive his first year at Veneseron.

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After the catastrophic events of book 1, Evan and Brooke are trying to come to terms with recent revelations. However, it isn’t long before their duties as Venators throw them back into action.

Whilst Evan faces a deathly trial to advance further in his training, Brooke embarks on her very first mission, which sees her embroiled in a war between the vampires and werewolves of London. If the werewolves and shifters baying for her blood wasn’t enough, Brooke also has to face a starkly changed Arantay.

Meanwhile the Dark-Venator forces are rising, whilst Evan and his friends contend with the mysterious disappearances of several Venators. Could they have been kidnapped? Evan also faces backlash from many of his fellow trainees, who hate or fear him. Evan thinks their reactions are bad now, but it would be nothing if they discovered his secret. His peers may even try to kill him if they learned the truth.

Evan knows he has to pass his trial to gain his first mission as a Venator, but he may never make it that far if his hidden powers aren’t controlled. Across the realms, a terribly malignant force has learned of Evan and Brooke, and plans to strike.

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Brooke has learned who engineered the war between werewolves and vampires in London, and if she and Arantay can’t stop it, not only will the city be destroyed, but everyone will know the Moonlight races exist.

Jed has discovered why Venators are being kidnapped from Veneseron, but now he’s trapped inside the captor’s lair himself, perhaps never to return.

Evan has set off on his own first mission, where he must travel through multiple bizarre worlds, attempting to stop a demonic cult. Unfortunately, two of Evan’s companions are two of his biggest rivals. His mission is thrown into further jeopardy when Evan learns he is being hunted by a force more powerful than anything he’s faced before.

Jed suffers a grisly injury. An enemy discovers Brooke’s biggest secret. Evan is marked by a wound magic can never heal, and not everyone survives.

Due to Moonlight War growing so long, it was split into two acts. As such, this novel continues directly from where Act I finished.

Excellent reading, 

Jordan

 

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Release Day Blitz: Will of Fire by Yasmin Fazli

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Elle knew that unraveling the secrets on Acryen would be difficult, but she didn’t know that it would be deadly. She knew this from the scars on her body and the heat in her eyes.
Three months have passed and what was meant to be an easy journey across the ocean has turned perilous as she’s come to realize that they’ve boarded the wrong ship—a slaver’s ship run by a cunning and devious man known only as Captain Red. Elle can’t help but find herself drawn to him and repelled at the same time. Yet, when a powerful hurricane hits the ship and Elle’s life is in danger, Peter’s hidden powers awaken, and now, they’re in trouble. The stakes are much higher than before, and Elle’s afraid that the only way out is with blood.
 
Elle must find the necklace awaiting in Gyoar before an elf meets her end, a quaid falls prey, a mother commits treason, and a king masks his mistake.
 
But above all, she must find it before her fate is sealed in ashes.
  
Because where hope lies, fire breathes.
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Yasmin Fazli was born and raised in Southern California, changing schools her whole life. Now, she is an undergraduate college student studying biology to satisfy her love for the sciences. Yet, another part of her started to show more and more: her love for writing. She often dreams of mystical places and the perfect bad boy/prince charming who will come sweep her away. Until those happen, she continues to write away, living her fantasies through typed words with all kinds of sweets in one hand and a cup of chai tea in the other hopeful that one day her words could inspire even just one person.
Adventurous reading, 
Jordan


Cover Reveal: Will of Fire by Yasmin Fazli

Release Date: May 24th, 2016
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       Elle knew that unraveling the secrets on Acryen would be difficult, but she didn’t know that it would be deadly. She knew this from the scars on her body and the heat in her eyes.
       Three months have passed and what was meant to be an easy journey across the ocean has turned perilous as she’s come to realize that they’ve boarded the wrong ship—a slaver’s ship run by a cunning and devious man known only as Captain Red. Elle can’t help but find herself drawn to him and repelled at the same time. Yet, when a powerful hurricane hits the ship and Elle’s life is in danger, Peter’s hidden powers awaken, and now, they’re in trouble. The stakes are much higher than before, and Elle’s afraid that the only way out is with blood.
       Elle must find the necklace awaiting in Gyoar before an elf meets her end, a quaid falls prey, a mother commits treason, and a king masks his mistake.
       But above all, she must find it before her fate is sealed in ashes.
       Because where hope lies, fire breathes.
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Yasmin Fazli was born and raised in Southern California, changing schools her whole life. Now, she is an undergraduate college student studying biology to satisfy her love for the sciences. Yet, another part of her started to show more and more: her love for writing. She often dreams of mystical places and the perfect bad boy/prince charming who will come sweep her away. Until those happen, she continues to write away, living her fantasies through typed words with all kinds of sweets in one hand and a cup of chai tea in the other hopeful that one day her words could inspire even just one person.
Find her on Youtube, Instagram, or Twitter @YasminFazli
Magical reading, 
Jordan

Cover Reveal: A Raven’s Touch-Linda Bloodworth

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Release Date: December 28, 2015

syn Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about who Justice’s real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay the demon before all Hell breaks loose.

What can you expect in A Raven’s Touch?

Adventure, friendship, and bit of romance mixed into a very different kind of paranormal story. It’s not the formulaic story where there’s one type of paranormal hero. Be prepared for Half Angels, Witches, Elves, demons, and a dragon for good measure.

ExcerptMoira squeezes my arm.

“We need to get up. Come on. We aren’t going to be sitting ducks. He looks like he wants to start trouble.”

My heart starts beating faster and I stand up. Moira has already packed her bag, and she pushes mine into my hands. With her hand on the small of my back, she urges me along.

“It’s a public place, Moira, he won’t hurt us here. He’s all talk, right?”

She looks me in the eyes.

“Don’t underestimate crazy.”

We hear a low wolf howl that causes a ripple of fear to flow through me. I stop momentarily. No way is that for us, surely not.

authLinda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping and getting away from the city on day trips.


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Magical reading, 

Jordan

Review: Fractured Glass-Tia Silverthorne Bach, Jo Michaels, Casey L. Bond, Kelly Risser & N.L. Greene

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cooltext1790897456 copyWhat if other worlds existed alongside your own? What if you could travel through them and truly escape reality?

Sloan and Harley Glass were born moments apart; but, despite their differences, the sixteen-year-old twins couldn’t be closer. They’ve held their tongues each and every time their mother has uprooted them—often moving across the country with little notice. They’ve learned to accept change. But what is Mom running from?

They discover they’re travelers—half-descendants of those who can traverse an entire universe of parallel worlds known as fractals. When the past catches up, Harley is kidnapped and taken to one of those distant worlds. Now, Sloan must garner her courage and find a way to rescue her sister. Traversing the worlds isn’t the hard part; it’s surviving the elements and the creatures lying in wait to destroy everything in their path.

Will the Glass sisters be able to save the fractal worlds from the kidnapper, or will everything fracture and crumble around them?

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***I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review via Casey L. Bond. 

Fractured Glass is a brilliant mix of science fiction, paranormal, romance, and friendship. An anthology unlike I’ve ever experienced, Fractured Glass is a collaboration between 5 authors who each contribute a piece to the overall story. If the author bios hadn’t been between each section I would have assumed they were written by the same writer, everything flows seamlessly together into one cohesive, imaginative journey. 

PROS:

  • The fractals, the stacked worlds, the mix of physics with paranormal was creative and colorful. It allowed for descriptive settings, unique situations, and unconventional characters. The sheer number of paranormal creatures and scenarios was a magnetic and explosive combination of awesome.
  • Sloan is so much stronger than she knows. Her growth is profound as she realizes who she is without her sister and what she’s capable for becoming. Sloan is smart, crafty, and a little nerdy but she has tons of heart and though she can be a tad oblivious she’ll stop at nothing to save those she loves. Sloan is brave and what I loved about her was that she never pretended to be something she was not. When she had misgivings, it showed, she she was scared, she shook, when she felt attraction she blushed, she never pretended to be more by herself. 
  • Calix is sexy, chivalrous and mysterious. The perfect blend of knight in shinning armor and darkness. 
  • Diego is adorably geeky. He’s obsessed with computers, wears glasses, and has a heart of gold. He takes compassion and protectiveness to a new level. Diego faces his fears to claim the heart of the girl he loves.
  • Together, Diego and Sloan are cute. They are made of blushing and subtle flirtation that turns into embarrassment. 

CONS:

  • Harley was kind of fickle and obnoxious. She lies to her sister, jeopardizes everything and when it comes time to have it out with her twin, there’s no yelling, only absolute forgiveness. Like many aspects of this story, things that were kind of a big deal were far too easily resolved or just simply dismissed.
  • The battle scenes were anticlimactic and short. All of the build up and certainty of David’s strength and sinister intentions culminated in a battle that could have been epic but instead felt rushed, staggered, and disappointing. David’s character was marked as one who liked to inflict pain, cause terror, and leave his mark wherever he went. The kind of guy who prolonged torment and when it came down to it, he was cocky but scared.
  • Some sections felt remarkably forgetful. The entire plot centered around Harley and Sloan’s magical map and when it came time, after it being remarked upon over and over, they forgot about it and act as if they have no clue what it is. I was confused by the missing links in their knowledge from one section to the next.

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Happy reading, 

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Cover Reveal: Dance with Darkness-Bree Vanderland

image2Title – Dance with Darkness

Author – Bree Vanderland 

Publisher – Kingsnake Publishing

Release Date – February 17th, 2015

cooltext1828479097-2 copyA normal life was all she ever wanted.

What if everything you knew was nothing but a lie?

What if you were the daughter of the villain?

What if everyone was counting on you while you walked the line between good and evil?

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