What I Think about Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant - Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1 by Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant – Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1

Themes and genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, magic

Blurb:

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace Detective

Snappy Dresser

Razor–tongued Wit

Crackerjack Sorcerer

and

Walking, Talking,

Fire-throwing Skeleton Continue reading

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What is Dawn of a Legend by R.K. Lander (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Dawn of a Legend – the third book of The Silvan Series by R.K. Lander. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

Dawn of a Legend - The Silvan, Book 3 by R.K. Lander

Publication date: May 3, 2019

Themes and genres: Adult, Fantasy, magic, war, elves

Blurb:

A past to claim

A power to wield

A destiny to fulfil Continue reading

My To Review List for May 2019

This month I’ll be reviewing two books and none of them are Romance (yeah, it’s been a while since that’s happened). The first one is something I’ve been meaning to talk about for a while…

Skulduggery Pleasant – Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1

Skulduggery Pleasant - Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1 by Derek Landy

Author: Derek Landy

Themes & Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, magic

Blurb:

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace Detective

Snappy Dresser

Razor–tongued Wit

Crackerjack Sorcerer

and

Walking, Talking,

Fire-throwing Skeleton Continue reading

What is Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie (GIVEAWAY and Sneak Peek)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Demon Magic and a MartiniThe Guild Codex Spellbound, Book 4 by Annette Marie. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

Demon Magic and a Martini - The Guild Codex Spellbound, Book 4 by Annette Marie

Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Publication date: April 12, 2019

Themes and genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, magic, mages

Blurb:

When I first landed a bartending job at the local guild, I didn’t know a thing about magic. These days, I’m practically an expert on the different magical classes, but there’s one nobody ever talks about: Demonica Continue reading

What is Stone of Matter by B. L. Barkey (GIVEAWAY, Excerpt and Author Q&A)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Stone of Matter – the first book in the Litiguh series by B. L. Barkey. There are all sorts of goodies in this post – an author interview, an excerpt from the book and an Amazon gift card giveaway – but first: a little bit about the book.

Stone of Matter - Litiguh, Book 1 by B. L. Barkey

Publication date: April 10, 2019

Themes and genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, magic

Blurb:

Ammon and his brother dream of becoming Guardians for their hidden home called Cephas Island. Under the watchful eyes of Levitians and Stone-wielders, ventures, choices, trials, and darkness carry Ammon ever closer toward his mortal destiny. As he continues to unlock his physical, mental, and spiritual capabilities, darkness builds momentum throughout the world Continue reading

Writers Read: Lanterns in the Sky by P.S. Malcolm (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

I haven’t done one of these in a (long) while. For those of you who don’t know: in the Writers Read posts, I give you an excerpt from a book, but that excerpt is actually read by the author themselves. Today, we also have the added bonus of a giveaway!

But first: a little bit about the book.

Lanterns In The Sky by P.S. Malcolm

Lanterns in the Sky – The Starlight Chronicles, Book 1

Publisher: Parliament House Press

Themes & Genres: YA Fantasy, magic, royalty

Blurb:

Everything was normal for Lucy Maisfer until the day a star fell from the sky and knocked her out Continue reading

What is Speak no Evil by J.R. Gray (GIVEAWAY and Sneak Peek)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Speak no Evil by J.R. Gray. There’s a giveaway and a sneak peek, but first: a little bit about the book.

Speak no Evil by J.R. Gray

Publisher: Gray Books

Release Date: March 28, 2019

Length: 70 000 words

Themes & Genres: Contemporary, Crime, LGBT, assassins, magic, voodoo, New Orleans

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Weston doesn’t believe in voodoo but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t believe in him Continue reading

What is A Tale of Two Houses by Susan Harris (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to A Tale of Two Houses – the first book in the Defy the Stars series by Susan Harris. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

A Tale of Two Houses - Defy the Stars, Book 1 by Susan Harris

Published by: Clean Teen Publishing

Publication date: March 25, 2019

Themes & Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult, retellings, magic, witches

Blurb:

Centuries ago, the royal house of witches in Vernanthia split into two factions Continue reading

What is Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Two Witches and a Whiskey – the third book in The Guild Codex: Spellbound series by Annette Marie. There’s an excerpt and a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the book.

Two Witches and a Whiskey - The Guild Codex Spellbound, Book 3 by Annette Marie

Publication date: February 8, 2019

Genres:
 New Adult, Urban Fantasy, magic, witches, mages, fae

Synopsis:

Three months ago, I landed a job as a bartender. But not at a bar—at a guild. Yeah, the magic kind.

I’m not a badass mage like my three smokin’ hot best friends. I’m not a sorcerer or an alchemist, or even a wussy witch. I’m just a human, slinging drinks like a pro and keeping my non-magical nose out of mythic business. Seriously, I know my limits.

So why am I currently standing in a black-magic ritual circle across from a fae lord? Continue reading

7 Books I Read and Fell in Love with in 2018 (Plus 3 Honorable Mentions)

2019 is upon us, but 2018 is not forgotten. And more specifically: the books I read are not (entirely) forgotten.

7 books i read and fell in love with in 2018 (plus 3 honorable mentions)

Today I’m going to share with you the ones that left the biggest impression on me: my favorites and some honorable mentions. There are a couple of rules to my lists though:

  1. These are books that I’ve read in 2018, but didn’t necessarily come out that year (most did though).
  2. Only one book per author per list, however, I will include one of the authors in both lists. If you follow my reviews, I’m sure you can guess which author will be present in both places, although I’ve reviewed so many of her books (seven, actually) this year, that you might not be able to guess which two titles are going to be featured into this post.

And now, in the order in which I’ve posted my reviews, starting with the oldest one…

My Favorite Reads of 2018: Continue reading