When I started doing book reviews on my blog, I decided to do at least one per month and I usually did just one. However, with the exception of January, this year has seen me review two or even three books per month. And this July?
I have three scheduled – two Fiction books and one guide – but, as always, a new ARC might pop up later on.
So which books are up for review this month?
The Magpie Lord – A Charm of Magpies, Book 1
Author: K.J. Charles
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Historical Romance, Victorian, magic
WARNING: Mature Content
A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.
Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.
Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude… and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.
Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die.
Date of my review: Sunday, July 9
Add The Magpie Lord to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
Flame – The Frost Chronicles, Book 2
Author: Erin Latimer
Themes & Genres: Fantasy, Norse Mythology, war, magic
After fleeing a mad Queen and taking shelter with the fire jotun, Megan Walker goes from ice to inferno, as she deals with court politics, hidden enemies and a radical cult determined to make her their goddess. All of this with the ultimate battle looming on the horizon. A prophesied war that Megan may be the deciding factor in, is only weeks away. That is, if she even makes it that long.
Date of my review:
Sunday, July 30 Postponed to Wednesday, August 2
Hear a teaser from Flame, read by Erin herself.
Add Flame to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
Get Your Book Selling
Author: Monica Leonelle
Themes & Genres: Marketing, Publishing
How do you build a book series or an author career without having to rely on the latest marketing schemes, tricks, or hacks?
Get Your Book Selling focuses on marketing strategy over tactics. You’ll learn:
– 10+ marketing strategies that have always worked for selling books (these will not be worn out in six months when everyone jumps on the bandwagon)
– How to choose just ONE marketing strategy and make it work for you (so you’re not constantly spinning your wheels)
– How to turn that marketing strategy into a list of tactics that work now (this is your marketing plan!)
– How to map those tactics onto the 10 Stages of Audience so you are never confused about your sales funnels
– How to easily identify gaps in your 10 Stages of Audience so you can get sales flowing again
Get Your Book Selling also provides diagnostic tools so you can easily diagnose what about your book is preventing people from buying it—no more wondering or stressing about how to get more sales and earn a living from your work!
Date of my review: Wednesday, July 5
Add Get Your Book Selling to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
This is it for the scheduled ones. If I get any ARCs of books that are to be released soon, I’ll add them to this list.
What are you reading in July?