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


Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57356500-royal-spy
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***Pre-order Royal Spy and fill out the form to receive an EXCLUSIVE short story from Bennick’s POV: The Decoy and the Bodyguard***


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

***Available on Kindle Unlimited!***




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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, t繳 ser穩as un cordero.

Si yo fuera una osa, t繳 ser穩as un osenzo.

Con su ni簽o en brazos, una madre contempla c籀mo ser穩a elamorentre ellos si fueran diferentes animales. Pero por mucho que cambien,no importa. Siempre ser獺n“nosotros”. Este cuento biling羹e es una oda eterna al lazo irrompibleentre madre e hijo.

 


Review:

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 Cat籀lica 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. 
Review:
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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Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 26, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 3, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Waiting for Someday Blog Tour

 

Today we have the blog tour for M.M. Koenig’s Waiting for Someday! Check it out and be sure to order your copy today!

Title: Waiting for Someday

Author: M.M. Koenig

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Waiting for Someday:

Danger is nothing new to Bri McAndrews. After an accident that almost took her life, Bri has to mourn the loss of a relationship that should’ve been forever. Trey Donovan broke her heart and moving on has been nearly impossible, especially when threats start piling in. Bri has an idea of who’s pulling the strings, but finding the proof is presenting to be a whole new set of problems. The guilt of risking Bri’s life is a living entity in Trey Donovan’s gut, eating away at him with every forbidden word, touch, emotion. But that isn’t enough to keep Trey from having Bri any way he can—even if it means causing her a world of hurt in the process. Trey will stop at nothing to keep Bri safe, but he’s already taken a gamble with her heart. When push comes to shove, will Trey and Bri rise from the ashes of everything they’ve become, or will they continue Waiting for Someday?
Review:
This book definitely has all the feels! Everything you want in a contemporary romance wrapped up in a story of heartwrenching romance,danger, drama,and possibility of second chances or letting go forever knowing you've probably lost your soulmate. Can these two find their way through mucky waters of life to make their relationship work or will they let life's troubles and tribulations tear them apart forever? 

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About M.M. Koenig:

M.M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.   When she has free time and isn't writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer's block at bay.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Release Day Blitz:Beast In His Madness by Stacey Marie Brown

 


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The bad boys and girls of Winterland are back for the final battle, and this fight isn’t just between naughty and nice, but life and death.

Dinah Liddell grew up plagued by nightmares of monsters and strange creatures only to discover they are all real. Winterland exists. Now, she’s being forced to return the Blood-Red Queen to her throne. 

This time there’s nothing Jessica Winters won’t do to destroy Winterland, warping the lines of reality for Dinah and robbing her of her sanity.

With her sister, Alice, and the gang, Dinah has to fight against an opponent she never saw coming—her own mind. Rediscovering the brazen girl she once was, full of fire and passion, she will break every rule to save those she loves.

But as usual in this mad, mad place, nothing is what it seems, and those she trusted will betray her.

In freeing one beast, Dinah sacrifices another. A monster who will be used to help bring down Winterland once and for all. 

The whole Winterland gang is in a fight for their lives, and as the war between naughty and nice bleeds the ground red, they find there is more to Jessica’s plan than to take Winterland. 

When a beauty breaks, the beast will fall, and down will go Winterland…Santa and all.

Alice in Wonderland meets Beauty and the Beast with a holiday twist! Don’t miss this final installation in this mad, twisted series. You poke the monster…you get the beast.

 

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“Dinah? The appearance of working is not actually working.”

  I jumped in my seat, twisting my head up to see my professor looming over me. “Mr. Cogsworth! I-I am…” 

“Spacing out,” he finished for me. “I know the look all too well. I see it many times a day.”

I lowered my head, feeling a twang of guilt. “I’m sorry.”

“Dinah, you are by far one of my best students. Your work ethic is impeccable. It’s okay to give yourself a break every once in a while.” A soft smile peeked out from his French Fork beard. “Sometimes a break from the madness is good. Your mind needs to let go.” 

My gaze snapped to him, his phrase ringing something in my head. It felt so far away and distant, like a scream from inside a coffin. 

“Did you forget what we discussed before?” He tucked his beefy hands into his waistcoat.

 “Discussed?”

“Don’t think in such a straight line. It is not merely one plane on which certainty lives. What you perceive may not be, but what you don’t see may be the only reality that is true.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?” Struggling to breathe, his statement fell on my chest, feeling heavy. It sounded like nonsense, but I couldn’t brush away the sick feeling in my stomach. “Not everything is what it seems, my dear. As I said before, sometimes it’s worth risking everything for something you can’t see but can feel.” He bent closer. “Look closer, Dinah, and find the cracks in the seams. The puzzle pieces that don’t fit.” With a wink, he turned and ambled away, conversing with the next student.

 What the hell?

 

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Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is Eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.

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