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

 

ARC Review: Thief of Lies-Brenda Drake

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Release Date: January 5, 2016

synGia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.

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***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley & Entangled.

READ THIS BOOK IF:

  • You’re a fan of The Pagemaster or The Neverending Story 
  • You’ve secretly dreamed of exploring all the world’s libraries and/or living in them
  • You’re looking for a blend of magic, romance, and prophecy with a twist
  • You like books 😉 

Thief of Lies is a fast-paced and engrossing adventure that will suck you right in just like Gia and her friends in the story. Full of magical creatures, diverse characters, a sassy heroine, a complex plot, AND romance, Thief of Lies will hold you captive til the very end. 

PROS:

  • Gia is a saucy, feisty little thing. I ADORE her. She’s courageous, take charge, and puts herself out there in the line of fire for her friends. She’s not shy about admitting she’s scared and that makes her all the more strong. She’s confused when it comes to her heart and it’s so easy to identify with her struggles to figure out what she wants. A true spitfire with mad fighting skills. 
  • Gia and Arik. Be still my teeny tiny heart. They’re romance is sweet and playful without being in your face. The moments they spend together when they’re not trying to stay away from each other are small but intimate, you feel how much they like each other with touches and smiles, kind words, and timid looks. Arik is a tempting little flirt. Be ready to swoon. 
  • The story concept is brilliant and there’s a solid follow through. So many times a story will start amazing and fizzle out by the end, I’m crazy happy to say that this book just keeps on giving. 
  • Secondary characters are memorable and each have their quirks. There’s a ton of diversity. 
  • The combination of action, mystery, intrigue, and romance will have you flipping the pages excitedly, you won’t be able to put it down. 
  • Twists. Twists on twists. There’s so many layers of plotting and secrets that each new reveal is like a perfectly wrapped present. 
  • Fight scenes are EPIC. Swords, blood, magical orbs and vicious creatures all come together to make explosive scenes that will have you on the edge. You never know what’s going to happen. Several times, I’m pretty sure my heart stopped. ANXIETY & ANTICIPATION. 

CONS:

  • The villains were predictable and a bit cliché. You’ll see it coming.
  • Some of the plot lines were distracting and didn’t add to the story. 

If you like any of the following, you’ll enjoy this:

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Magical reading, 

Jordan

Promo New Release: Destiny Revealed-Cris Pasqueralle

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Release Date: August 19, 2014

MG/YA Fantasy

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Jack and Maddy Austin have just celebrated their thirteenth birthday and discover they are wizards from another realm of existence. With no time to digest this, they are under attack by the evil Tardon who kidnaps their parents. Lead by Uncle Benny, and his student Connie, the twins will return to the magical realm to find their parents and have their Destiny Revealed. 

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I am a retired NYC police officer who has always loved reading. Sharing in the Harry Potter adventures with my two daughters lead me to an interest in middle grade/young adult fantasy fiction and my writing of Destiny Revealed, book one in the destiny trilogy. I currently live in Levittown long island with my wife and two children and look forward to sharing the adventures of Jack and Maddie Austin with all of you.

Destiny Revealed already has 7 FIVE STAR ratings. Check it out and as always, happy reading, 

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Cover Reveal: Love Undone by Diana Nixon

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What would you do if all your memories were gone?

One day Kassie wakes up and realizes that her life is nothing but an endless emptiness…

One tragic incident takes away everything that she has ever cherished and loved: family, friends and all the best moments that she ever lived through. 

Now everything seems unknown, including a beautiful stranger, whose mere look makes her heart beat faster. 

Who is that reckless and mysterious man? Is he just an old friend or an enemy? Sinking into the vortex of indescribable emotions, they will give in to the most irresistible temptation ever, just to fall in love with each other, again and again…

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DON’T MISS THE RELEASE OF CHAPTER 1 – MONDAY, MAY 12th !!! – will be available on Diana Nixon’s official page: http://diananixon.blogspot.com/

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The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards.

But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about Dever, a kingdom of mysteries and magic. Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.

Everything changes the day Eileen receives an invitation to join the ranks of Dever’s students. Nothing will ever be the same again…

New life, new friends, new enemies…

And love so powerful that no magic will be able to destroy…

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The secrets of the heavens had always been carefully guarded. Until one day when the angels realized that what they used to believe in was nothing but a cruel game between heaven and hell. And Claire’s life is a part of that game too….

She is a guardian angel. She always thought that her existence was perfect. But perfection is a very relative term, and no one is protected from making mistakes.

Everything changes the moment Claire gets a new assignment. Guarding humans has never been easy, and this time won’t be an exception.

Alan Rosenford is a spoilt party-boy, whose life is a hurricane of risk and adrenaline rush. His soul is damaged, his heart is bleeding, and there are so many things he prefers to keep private….

The words they have never said before …. The sins they have never committed…. How much does forgiveness of the heavens cost? Or maybe even the heavens make mistakes?…

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Every day of Megan’s life was carefully planned. Freedom and independence had been her best friends for years. Until one day she met Aiden, whose priorities were so much like hers….

What happens when attraction wins?

What happens when poles apart become equal?

What happens when the flames of passion burn everything in their way?

Is there still a chance to resist the power of magnetism?

The walls of inaccessibility will come crashing down. Everything she thought was unacceptable he will turn into pure pleasure….

Dive into the world of Hate at First Sight to see if hate can become something completely different…

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Diana Nixon was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian State University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Spanish and Polish.