Friday, June 25, 2021

Title Reveal: House of Eclipses by Casey L Bond

☀️🖤 TITLE REVEAL: House of Eclipses 🖤☀️

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RELEASE DATE: August 13th, 2021

COVER REVEAL: July 13th, 2021


Capture his heart.

Steal his crown.


Noor is the unwanted, unloved third born of the Aten, chosen vessel of the sun goddess, Sol. While she has no chance at inheriting her father’s title, what she truly longs for is peace from his unrelenting hatred. Hope builds that she may finally be able to claim that reprieve when a missive arrives from the House of the Moon.


The new Lumin, chosen of the moon god, Lumos, seeks to broker peace with the Kingdom of Helios for the first time in ages. He envisions open trade routes and an end to archaic rivalries. His dedication to this cause extends to visions of a union between the two families by marrying one of Aten’s daughters, if one of the matches is a fit.


Driven by his own twisted agenda, Noor’s father is willing to sacrifice his daughters as pawns to steal the crown for him to further his despotic reign, pitting sister against sister in a brutal battle for power. But Noor must come out the victor, either by capturing the Lumin’s heart or stealing his crown. For whomever wears the crown of moonlight, holds the power of the moon itself. With such strength at her command, she could finally defeat her tyrannical father.


Yet this endeavor cannot be accomplished without great sacrifice. As Noor learns more about Lumin Caelum, guilt over her betrayal consumes her, burning hot as the sun itself. If only he wasn’t kind, and selfless, and exactly what she wanted. If only she had greater dominion over her heart…


Can Noor carry out her plan and end her father’s vile reign? Or will unlikely alliances allow a new day to dawn?


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☀️ Praise for House of Eclipses:

"A gorgeous journey you'll want to take again and again." ~New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins


“Stunning world-building, a fierce heroine, gorgeous writing, and a storyline unlike anything you've ever read. House of Eclipses will pull you in until the very last page.” – Celia McMahon, author of The Unspoken Series


“House of Eclipses is full of compelling characters, beautiful worlds full of whimsy and wonder, an edge-of-your-seat storyline, a love story for the ages, and an ending that packs in incredible punch.” – Ethan Gregory, One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads


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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Glitter by Abbi Glines

 

 

 

 

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Lies, Deceit, Vengeance, Desire, and Hate…wrapped up in a façade of all that sparkles and shines.

A pretty face, a fetching smile, a fabulous gown, a flutter of lashes at just the right moment – Miriam had been taught she must do all these things to land a wealthy husband. Much preferring the company of books to people, the only thing that stopped Miriam from fleeing to the countryside was her younger sister - who was counting on Miriam to make a match that would ensure she could care for her mother and sister properly.

He knew his duty to his title and he would do as was necessary.

Although Hugh Compton, Earl of Ashington, hadn’t wanted his father’s title at the age of nine and twenty, he gained it two years ago when his father died unexpectedly. The only good that had come of that was Hugh had been able to move his father’s wife to the dowager house.

Now it was time to marry. 

 Many disliked the arrogant Earl of Ashington but none so much as his brother. 

After his mother was sent off as if she were trash to be disposed of, Nathaniel swore he’d even the score. With the intent of charming the boring Lydia Ramsbury right out of his brother’s arms, Nathaniel discovered it was a new face that had captured his brother's attention - a one Miss Miriam Bathurst. 

Vengeance had never looked so sweet. 

 

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“Stop giggling. You sound ridiculous,” the older of the two girls said.

 “You’re just sour Lord Ashington didn’t attend,” the younger girl replied.

 “The night is young yet,” the mother added, as if this was, in fact, the issue the eldest daughter was having.

 “Even if he does arrive, he will seek out Lydia Ramsbury. Everyone knows he has called on her and taken her for a ride in the park this week. I even heard she went to the opera with him and sat in his box.” The youngest girl seemed to be enjoying herself.

 I wanted to roll my eyes, but then I was the one eavesdropping on a conversation that wasn’t mine to listen to. I should be rolling my eyes at myself.

 “Nothing is certain,” the mother said with a tone that made me shiver slightly.

 “Lydia Ramsbury would make a perfect countess,” the older girl said grudgingly.

 “As would you,” the mother said. 

It had been obvious that Lord Ashington had been interested in Lydia Ramsbury at the last ball. The next morning, his visit to me had been surprising. His abrupt departure had not been. Not that any of this mattered. I was not interested in the affairs of Lord Ashington. Not in the least. He would make a most difficult husband.

 Feeling as if I were a lurker in their conversation, I took one last deep inhale of the lovely fragrance before turning to go back into the ballroom. Just as I stepped inside, I scanned the room for Aunt Harriet, but my gaze locked on Mr. Nicholas Compton. He was here and he was dancing… with Lydia Ramsbury. 

Disappointment stung and I truly hated to admit it. When just a few days ago I was sure I didn’t care for him at all. Yet he was here and he wasn’t just dancing with anyone. He was dancing with the girl his brother had spent the most time with this week. I wasn’t naïve and I understood completely what was happening. Which was why the sting of disappointment. 

Reality was something I had learned to face at a young age and I knew now that the brief attention I had received from him had nothing to do with me at all but with his brother. Mr. Compton was indeed playing a game. A vicious hurtful one meant not only to affect his brother but others along the way. I had thick skin and a blow such as that wouldn’t wound me the way it would others. Sheltered girls who had lived easy lives with security wouldn’t survive such a scandal.

 It was in that moment, I decided I truly hated Nicholas Compton. He wasn’t interesting but spiteful and cold. I truly hoped Lydia Ramsbury was smart and didn’t fall for his charming smile and attractive face. There was something I disliked more than arrogance and it was cruelty.

 

 

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Royal Spy Blog Tour



 BOOK DETAILS

TITLE: Royal Spy (Fate of Eyrinthia #2)

GENRE: YA Fantasy Romance

RELEASE DAY: May 20, 2021




BLURB:

A DECOY recruited to be a spy.

A PRINCE compelled to become an assassin.

A SERJAH pressured by an unwanted crown.

A WORLD covered in shadows.


Mere months ago, Clare was just a kitchen maid. Now, she is a decoy for Princess Serene and a novice spy, caught in the royal family's web of secrets. While journeying to Mortise to finalize the princess’s betrothal to Serjah Desfan, Clare lives for the stolen moments she has with Bennick, the bodyguard who is quickly claiming her heart. But when a notorious assassin is hired to kill her, Clare’s life and the alliance hang in the balance.


In Ryden, Grayson prepares to leave for Mortise with his brother, Liam. Their orders are to ignite a war between their enemies, and Grayson has been tasked with assassinating Princess Serene. It may cost his soul, but he is ready to comply, as long as he gets something in return: freedom for Mia, the girl he loves. But the more time he spends with his brother, the more he begins to wonder if Liam is what Grayson wishes he had the courage to be . . . a traitor. 


Desfan feels trapped. By his disapproving council, his impending marriage to a stranger, and the imminent arrival of enemy princes who may not want the peace they profess. When a dangerous drug threatens his people, Desfan jumps at the chance to rely on his swords instead of politics. But his investigation uncovers more than he bargained for—a plot that may destroy Mortise from within.


Eyrinthia hovers on the edge of war. Spies. Rebels. Traitors. All must choose a side.


Review:🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
This story continues from Royal Decoy and follows the different characters as thier lives converge in an nonstop action plot! This story is filled with adventures, danger,mystery, romance and betrayals. Our characters are tasked with trying to fill their own desires while playing certain roles to please others and to keep themselves and the ones they care about alive. But some are hell bent on starting a war. Will they succeed in their plans? Can our characters stay alive long enough to play their part? Watch as this twisted plot of intertwining fates comes together and a surprising end emerges!

Author Guest Post: Characters, Ask the Author


Venn: I’m very excited about this. Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us, Heather!


Heather: You’re welcome! I’m actually looking forward to this as well. I've never done anything like this before with my characters.


Venn: We’ll each ask you one question. I’ll go first. Why do you enjoy torturing your characters so much?


Heather: Oh. Wow. Well . . . I mean, I wouldn’t say I enjoy it. I really just write down the story as I discover it. And, you know, conflict sort of drives a story, and it gives depth and purpose to characters and their backstory.


Venn: No need to get defensive, I just wanted to start this session with a deep question. Clare, would you like to go next?


Clare: Yes, thank you. Heather, how did you come up with the idea of writing about a decoy?


Heather: I wanted to write a story with royals, but I wanted a unique perspective. So I thought, “Why not a decoy? And why not have the decoy be forced into it?” Sorry about that, Clare.


Serene: What qualifies you to write about royalty?


Heather: Aside from reading a lot of books and having a vast imagination? Absolutely nothing. Your Highness. *Belated Curtsy*


Venn: I have another question. Can I ask another?


Heather: Uh, sure. You're the moderator.


Venn: I am, aren't I? Who would you choose for a roommate: The Poison Queen, King Henri, or Prince Peter?


Heather: Hilarious, Venn. Well, let’s see . . . Queen Iris gives me the absolute creeps, and she’d poison me. So, no. Henri is pure evil, but so is Peter, and in the end, I feel like Henri is less volatile, so . . . If I had to choose one of them, I’d probably choose Henri. But I would be looking for new lodgings immediately.


Grayson: I think that would be wise.


Bennick: Can I go now, Venn?


Venn: Oh, by all means.


Bennick: Heather, what is--


Heather: Could you actually say that again? I’ve never heard you say my name, and I kind of love it.


Bennick: Um, sure. Heather, what is your favorite type of scene to write?


Heather: That’s a hard one! I enjoy any scene with dialogue. Especially witty banter. But I also love the romantic tension scenes; the fingers brushing, the deep looks, the easing in for a kiss . . . *sigh* Where was I? Oh! I also love writing the AH-HA moments. The scene in which the twist unfolds, and all the foreshadowing clicks into place. Those are super fun.


Mia: As you know, I’m quite artistic. I was just wondering if you are artistic as well?


Heather: I wish! But no. My creative talents lie in writing. Even my doodles are pretty sad looking. You and I both enjoy reading, though, so we have that in common!


Venn: I’ve got another question!


Bennick: Really, Venn?


Venn: *Grins* Heather, who would you pick for your bodyguard?


Heather: Hmm, that’s actually a great question. I think you all have different merits, but if I could only choose one--


Venn: You can’t pick Grayson. He’s a prince, not a bodyguard.


Heather: I was totally going to say Grayson.


Venn: I know. I could see it in your eyes.


Heather: Fine. If not Grayson, then I would pick Bennick.


Venn: But . . . why not me?


Bennick: Venn. Stop.


Venn: Fine. Grayson, do you have a question for Heather?


Grayson: Yes. How do you come up with all your character names? There are far too many people in your head . . .


Heather: I actually love naming characters. Sometimes a name just falls into place (like yours, Grayson) and sometimes I have a sense of the letter that name should start with, or a basic sound, and I start exploring names from there. (That’s what happened with you, Clare.) If I can’t find a name I like, I make one up (Bennick, I’m looking at you). And sometimes I try to take into account the meaning of the name. (Serene, your name is rather ironic, don’t you think?)


Venn: All right, Serjah Desfan.


Serene: Wait, he’s here? Where? I still haven’t met him, and I’m supposed to marry him.


Venn: We’re keeping you separated, to keep the storyline from becoming muddied.


Serene: Oh. That makes sense.


Desfan: My question is simple . . . Why wasn’t I in book one? I could have totally been in book one.


Heather: Actually, in earlier drafts, you were in book one. But the book was too long, and I felt it would be better to delay your entrance into the story. That way, readers could speculate about you and you could make a grand appearance.


Desfan: I suppose that makes sense. Thank you.


Venn: Well, I think that’s everyone. Oh, wait. Wilf! You've been so quiet, I forgot you were here.


Wilf: . . . You said Bennick mandated this.


Venn: I said I asked him to mandate this. 


Wilf: . . .


Venn: . . . So. Wilf. Do you have a question for Heather?


Wilf: How many fates-blasted books will there be in this series?


Heather: Six.


Wilf: . . . Wonderful.


Venn: Well, I think that's everyone. Except I do have one last question.


Heather: I'm really not surprised by that.


Venn: If you could live in any of the four kingdoms, which would you choose?


Heather: Hmm…. I love the mountains in Ryden, but I love the culture in Mortise. And they don't have a creepy ruling family. No offense, Grayson.


Grayson: Absolutely none taken. 


Heather: Final answer for now: Mortise.


Venn: Thank you again for joining us, Heather!


Heather: It really was my pleasure. Thank you all, and see you in Royal Spy!


LINKS:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y8C69P6?ref

Amazon Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Fate-Eyrinthia-Heather-Frost/dp/1734891920/ref
B&N Hardcover: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/royal-spy-heather-frost/1139305244


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Royal Decoy (Fate of Eyrinthia #1) on Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085299HQN

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About the story:


Bennick is a royal bodyguard, prepared for anything—except Clare Ellington. THE DECOY AND THE BODYGUARD follows Bennick and Clare during their first day together, but from Bennick’s POV. Of course, things go terribly wrong . . .





HEATHER’S BIO:

Heather Frost writes mostly YA fiction and has a soft spot for tortured characters, breath-stealing romance, and happy endings. She is the author of the Seers trilogy and the Fate of Eyrinthia series. She has a BS in Creative Writing and a minor in Folklore, which means she got to read fairy tales and ghost stories and call it homework. When she's not writing, Heather likes to read, travel, and hold Lord of the Rings movie marathons. She lives in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains in the wilds of Utah. To learn more about Heather and her books, visit her website: www.HeatherFrost.com











Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Nosotros Means Us Blog Tour




Book Title: Nosotros Means Us

Author: Paloma Valdivia

 

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

 

Release Date: May 11, 2021

 

Genres: Children’s Picture 

 

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55725754-nosotros-means-us 

 

Book Purchase link:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/652823/nosotros-means-us-by-paloma-valdivia/ 

 

Book Description: 

 

A moving bilingual ode to the unshakeable bond between a parent and child in the tradition of Runaway Bunny and The Wonderful Things You Will Be .

 

If I were a sheep, you would be a lamb.

If I were a bear, you would be a cub.

As a mother holds her toddler, they muse over the way their love would translate if they were different animals. But no matter how they change, they will always be "us." This bilingual story is a timeless ode to the unshakable bond between parent and child.

 

Si yo fuera una oveja, tú serías un cordero.

Si yo fuera una osa, tú serías un osenzo.

Con su niño en brazos, una madre contempla cómo sería elamorentre ellos si fueran diferentes animales. Pero por mucho que cambien,no importa. Siempre serán“nosotros”. Este cuento bilingüe es una oda eterna al lazo irrompibleentre madre e hijo.

 


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This was a very cute book that I enjoyed reading to my 6 year  old granddaughter. She loved the story and we will continue reading it together as we try to broaden our bilingual skills. I think it's ingenious to have a bilingual book for kids!




Author Bio:

 

Paloma Valdivia is a Chilean author/illustrator who studied design at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Chile and has a master's in Creative Illustration from the Eina School of Art and Design in Barcelona. Her work as an author has been translated into 12 languages. See more of her work at http://palomavaldivia.cl/ or on Instagram and Twitter at @palomavaldivia.

 

Author Links:

http://palomavaldivia.cl/ 

https://twitter.com/palomavaldivia 

https://www.instagram.com/palomavaldivia/ 

 

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Accidental Fae

 

 


Accidental Fae
Fae War Chronicles Book 1
by Jessica Wayne
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Ember is dying.
 
Orphaned and unexplainably ill, Ember buys a one-way ticket to Ireland in hopes of finding peace before she passes onto the afterlife. But a wrong turn lands her in the clutches of a ruthless fae king, and Ember quickly realizes there are fates worse than death.
 
Held captive in his own castle.
 
Imprisoned beneath the castle he should have been ruling, Rafferty's barely surviving when a fiery stranger stumbles down the steps and illuminates a part of him he long believed lost forever. Trusting her may be his only option, but Rafferty has a curse of his own, and letting her too close could prove deadly to them both.
 
Perfect for fans of Karen Marie Moning, Sarah J. Maas, Kelly St. Clare, and Miranda Honfleur, Accidental Fae will bring you to the brink. It's explosive plot and outstanding cast will take you on one hell of a ride!
Fans of Jessica Wayne's bestselling Vampire Huntress Chronicles will recognize more than one familiar face in this series!
For a LIMITED TIME only, you can pre-order this intense series starter for only $.99 cents!!



Bestselling author Jessica Wayne writes paranormal and fantasy romance. She lives in Texas with her husband, three kids, and their two dogs.
She is skittle obsessed, enjoys the occasional whiskey, and is an ambassador for the mix-matched socks movement.
A believer in true love, Jessica also believes that good things are worth fighting for, and sometimes you have to risk it all to find your place in the world.





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Monday, May 3, 2021

The Watcher blog tour

 

The Watcher JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Watcher by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Watcher Title: The Watcher 
Author: Sara Davison 
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: April 15, 2021 
Genre: Christian speculative romantic suspense 

Someone or something is watching Kathryn Ellison. 

Kathryn thought she had buried memories of That Night for good—until Nick Lawson returns, reigniting her long-suppressed feelings for him. Seeing Nick has always reminded her too much of the horrible night that changed her life. As much as she wants to be with him, she wants even more to forget. When Nick unexpectedly shows up at her family ranch, Kathryn knows it is finally time to let go of the traumatic past that has held her captive for so long. 

David Henley is a captive too—of the dark secret involving Kathryn, a secret he’s kept even from his wife. Now the truth is about to be revealed. And when it is, he could be stripped of everything in his life that matters to him. 

A storm is brewing in the spiritual realm, and its effects reverberate through the natural world, summoning otherworldly Beings to the ranch. While Kathryn confronts the memories of That Night and struggles to let them go, she is not as alone in her home as she thinks. 

As spiritual and temporal forces collide, Kathryn—and everyone she loves—is about to be caught in the crossfire. 
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This was a compelling heartfelt story with a tough subject matter yet done in a very delicate way. Yes I found some parts hard to read as it deals with sexual trauma but the lessons laid out in this story are insightful. The characters and story feel real and true. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sara Davison

Sara Davison is the author of three romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, and The Rose Tattoo Trilogy. She has been a finalist for ten national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, a Selah, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children. The words on the mug she uses every morning pretty much sum up her life—I just want to sleep, drink coffee, and make stuff up. Get to know Sara better at www.saradavison.org and @sarajdavison.

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