Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Contest of Queens Book Tour

 Book Info:

Contest of Queens by Jordan H. Bartlett

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: January 18, 2022


In a Queendom divided, can one girl unite the realms?

Jacs, an inventor’s apprentice from the Lower Realm, has only ever dreamed of the land among the clouds. That is until she finds a letter from Connor, an Upperite boy who sends a wooden boat into the abyss, hoping to learn more about the land below. Little does Jacs know, Connor is actually Prince Cornelius of the Queendom of Frea. With wooden boats and hot air balloons, the two begin a secret correspondence. But their friendship is impeded by a heavily-guarded bridge and an inescapable prejudice.

Their bond transcends distance and time, but when the royal family visits Jacs’ town of Bridgeport, the illusion of peace between the Realms dissolves, and the old feud is reignited.

Now, to save her people, Jacs must infiltrate the Upper Realm and earn her place to compete in the Contest of Queens. She must learn how to survive against the contests’ grueling tasks and within a political web she could not have imagined. In a story about friendship, love, bravery, and defying gravity, Jacs will strive to prove that a Queendom is strongest when united.

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The author had an idea to turn gender stereotypes on its head by creating a world where women instead of men were in power. Although this could be looked at as feminism, she didn't paint it as all rainbows and unicorns but included flaws in that arrised in a society where women are the head rulers,leaders and military. It was interesting seeing the world building in this story filled with prejudices and people who want change while others want to keep to traditions even if it brings harm to others. The heroine was strong and intelligent, a person willing to explore outside the confines society has put her in because of where she was born. I'm desperately waiting for book 2 as we're left with some unanswered questions and an ending that may just be the beginning of a society impacted by the struggle between tradition and change. I have a feeling our heroine won't give in so easily! 

About the Author:

Jordan H. Bartlett is a New Zealand-born, Canadian Citizen with a love for children’s literature and female empowerment. She grew up reading books about boys for boys and found it hard to find a strong female heroine she could relate to. Bartlett wrote Contest of Queens to give young readers that character she so longed for in a world where gender norms are reversed. Bartlett currently resides in Banff, Alberta where she works as a Speech Language Pathologist and is a certified yoga instructor. 

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The Harmony on the Horizon Celebration Tour


           About the Book

Book: Harmony on the Horizon

Author: Kathleen Denly

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: January 4, 2022

Her calling to change the world may be his downfall.

On the heels of the Great Rebellion, Margaret Foster, an abolitionist northerner, takes a teaching position in 1865 San Diego—a town dominated by Southern sympathizers. At thirty-seven years of age, Margaret has accepted spinsterhood and embraced her role as teacher. So, when Everett Thompson, the handsomest member of the School Board, reveals his interest in her, it’s a dream come true. Until her passionate ideals drive a wedge between them.

After two decades of hard work, Everett Thompson is on the verge of having everything he’s dreamed of. Even the beautiful new teacher has agreed to his courtship. Then two investments go south and a blackmailer threatens everything Everett has and dreams of.

As Everett scrambles to shore up the crumbling pieces of his life, Margaret unwittingly sets off a scandal that divides the small community and threatens her position as teacher. With the blackmailer still whispering threats, Everett must decide if he’s willing to risk everything for the woman still keeping him at arm’s length.


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I loved seeing historical California come to life through this story. Although I haven't yet to see it for myself yet(bucket list items),I enjoyed the author's ability to give me a glimpse into the rich,not always so glamorous history.Along with the setting we have two sets of main characters trying to make their way into the world while underlining the struggles of faith in the midst of our daily trials and tribulations. There's much brought to light of life and hardships, love and friendships,faith and doubts through our characters. I really enjoyed them and seeing them grow. The author did an amazing job weaving a page turner story with hits of mystery,intrigue, blackmail,social issues and romance. 

About the Author

Kathleen Denly lives in sunny California with her loving husband, four young children, and two cats. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories. When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, Kathleen spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.


More from Kathleen

Who Invented Romance?


I don’t know if you’ve heard, but romance novels are sometimes viewed as the black sheep of the fiction industry. For various reasons, some people view romance stories with a disdainful eye. Knowing this, I still choose to write romance stories and some may wonder why.


First and foremost, I’ve had a passion for romance for as long as I can remember. I was absolutely one of those typical little girls who played dress-up in her mother’s clothes (or in my case, her lingerie. Eek! I had no idea. LOL) and planned my future wedding day. For reasons I can’t explain, the idea of a man and woman falling in love and pledging their life to one another has always enthralled me.


Or perhaps I can explain.


You see, I was raised in a Christian family and have always been exposed to the Bible. Have you ever looked at your Bible from a romantic perspective? When you stop to consider it, there is more than enough romance in God’s Word to justify placing it on the Romance Novel shelf in a bookstore. At least there would be if novels weren’t inherently fiction and the Bible wasn’t entirely true. (And aren’t we grateful that the Bible is completely true?)


So, in a way, one could say that God is the first romance author. After all, what is more romantic than a groom sacrificing his life for his bride? It even has the requisite happy ending, because He rose from the dead and will return for His bride.


The thing is, God isn’t just a romance author, He’s the inventor of romance. He was the first to demonstrate what love truly is. He is the one who defines it and describes its fruits so that we can recognize it when we see it. It’s His love that gives us life.


And the thing about romantic love is that it has a unique power to change people, to break down their emotional walls in ways that might not happen otherwise. There is a reason God designed man and woman to be together. Many reasons, in fact. But I am convinced that one of them is His ability to use that beautiful relationship to draw His children closer to His own heart.


So yes, some may look down on romance novels and those who read or write them, but I stand tall and proud, because I know that true romance–the kind God authors–is something to cherish and honor. I am blessed to be able to share God’s truths through the wondrous stories of two hearts joining together as one.

Blog Stops

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, January 6

Bizwings Blog, January 7

Austen's Angle: Jane Austen's Influence in Modern America, January 7

Texas Book-aholic, January 8

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 9

The Christian Fiction Girl, January 9

Inklings and notions, January 10

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 11

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, January 11

deb's Book Review, January 12

For Him and My Family, January 13

Mary Hake, January 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 14

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 15

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 16

Blossoms and Blessings, January 16

Connie's History Classroom, January 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 18

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 19

Book Butterfly in Dreamland, January 19


To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away the grand prize package of a Kindle Fire HD8 Plus, a custom Harmony on the Horizon Kindle case, a Harmony on the Horizon altered notebook, a Chaparral Hearts pen, a pair of earrings, a pin, and a scripture keychain!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Monday, January 17, 2022

Bound by Firelight Book Tour


Book Info:

Bound by Firelight (Wickery #2) by Dana Swift

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: January 18, 2022


The heart-pounding sequel to Cast in Firelight, perfect for fans of epic, sweepingly romantic fantasy by Sabaa Tahir, Susan Dennard, and Mary E. Pearson.

After a magical eruption devastates the kingdom of Belwar, royal heir Adraa is falsely accused of masterminding the destruction and forced to stand trial in front of her people, who see her as a monster. Adraa’s punishment? Imprisonment in the Dome, an impenetrable, magic-infused fortress filled with Belwar’s nastiest criminals—many of whom Adraa put there herself. And they want her to pay.

Jatin, the royal heir to Naupure, has been Adraa’s betrothed, nemesis, and fellow masked vigilante . . . but now he’s just a boy waiting to ask her the biggest question of their lives. First, though, he’s going to have to do the impossible: break Adraa out of the Dome. And he won’t be able to do it without help from the unlikeliest of sources—a girl from his past with a secret that could put them all at risk.

Time is running out, and the horrors Adraa faces in the Dome are second only to the plot to destabilize and destroy their kingdoms. But Adraa and Jatin have saved the world once already. . . . Now, can they save themselves?

“I was hooked from beginning to end!”—Kathryn Purdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bone Crier’s Moon

“Fans of Serpent & Dove’s smart-alecky Lou and The Wrath and the Dawn’s cunning Shazi should prepare themselves to fall head over heels for the fiery Adraa.”—Kelly Coon, author of the Gravemaidens duology


Bound by Firelight captivates you from the beginning with it's detailed world building, likable and witty characters, intrigue and romance. Filled with action,magic and budding romance wrapped in political strife that sends our MC to a daunting place and leaves her love interest with the task of rescuing her before the place brings about her destruction and that of their kingdoms. I was entranced to the very end of the story! A great continuation from Cast in Firelight and an excellent fatantasy adventure from the author!

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Dana Swift started making up fantasy worlds when she was eleven years old and hasn’t stopped since. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned degrees in English and Advertising. While in college, Dana competed as a saber fencer and learned a thing or two about fighting, parrying and how it feels to fall in love with your sparring partner. She currently lives with said husband in Miami, Florida. 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Creative Review tour for OF EARTH AND AIR by Cameo Renae


Title: Of Earth and Air
Author: Cameo Renae
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: Aug 24, 2021
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Pages: 330
Format: Paperback | Ebook

Prince Roehl holds Calla’s fragile heart in his 
cruel hands. In a wicked twist of fate, Roehl captures the 
two men Calla loves most. By his command, she will come to him in 
Aquaris… or both will be put to death. It may be a fatal mistake, but that’s 
the risk Calla is willing to make when she leaves her friends behind and 
races through the Argent Sea. Roehl has proven his vile heart will stop at 
nothing to get Calla in his clutches and use her power for his own twisted 
agenda… even if it means killing all who dare cross him. Calla’s only 
chance to defeat him, is by partnering with newly formed allies who are 
eager as she to see the malicious prince’s reign of terror end.
I can't enough of this series! The world building is phenomenal and the characters draw you in making you apart of their story. And all the surprising turns with all the feels! I'm still reeling from the ending and want to ask the author for the next book now!


Author Bio:
Cameo was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides 
with her husband in Las Vegas. She is a dreamer and caffeine addict who 
loves to laugh and loves to read to escape reality.One of her greatest 
satisfactions is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance. It 
is the love and incredible support of her family and fans that keeps her 
going. One day she hopes to uncover a magic wardrobe and ride away on 
a unicorn. Until then . . . she’ll keep writing!
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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Cover Reveal: THE GIFT OF DRAGONS by Rachel A. Greco


Title: The Gift of Dragons
Author: Rachel A. Greco
Publisher: Atmosphere Press
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 316
Format: Paperback | Ebook
When the prince Adelaide seeks 
to overthrow tries convincing her 
that the legendary dragons exist 
and need help, Adelaide must 
decide where her true allegiance 
lies before the kingdom shatters.
Ever since the Gyndilians murdered her sister, Adelaide has 
plotted a rebellion to overthrow the king and prince who failed 
to protect them during the attack. Following her across the 
country is a stranger–not just any stranger, but the prince she’s 
hoping to overthrow–and Adelaide’s plans begin to collapse. 
But Prince Elias has his own dangerous secrets–secrets 
connected to the dragons that once lived in the land. If he can’t 
earn Adelaide’s trust, there may never be any peace for 
Adelaide, her people, or the dragons.
In The Gift of Dragons by Rachel A. Greco, the fate of two 
species rests on the tip of a dagger. Can Adelaide overcome 
her prejudices and thirst for revenge to do what’s best for her 
people before rage and sorrow consume her?

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Rachel A. Greco dreams of being a dragon but has settled instead 

for being an author, which is almost as fun. Her short story, Fairy 

Light, won an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest Annual 

Writing Competition. When not writing, she can be found 

reading, kayaking, or dancing with elves in the forests of her 

North Carolina home.


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Nightrender by Jodi Meadows Booktok Tour



TITLE: Nightrender

AUTHOR: Jodi Meadows
PUBLISHER: Holiday House
RELEASE DATE: January 11th, 2022



Kingdoms will fall, gods will die, and hearts will be broken in this sprawling new fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jodi Meadows.

In the middle of nothingness is the continent of Salvation.

Reality bends easily here. Villages disappear. Forests burn forever. Pockets of inconsistent time are everywhere, their boundaries strung with yellow ribbon. And the three kingdoms of Salvation have been at war for a thousand years.

But the greatest threat is the Malice, an incursion from the demon plane slowly tearing its way through the world's weakest seams. Seams that--once split--will lead to the total unraveling of night and day, light and dark, life and death.

Not that the human world takes much interest. Of more concern is the upcoming marriage of Rune Highcrown, Prince of Caberwill, and Johanne Fortuin, Princess of Embria--the serpent bride, a girl of famous cunning--which offers a possible end to the ancient conflict. But Rune has noticed the growing darkness, and he is determined to summon mankind's only defense: Nightrender, the hammer of the gods, an immortal warrior more weapon than girl.

There is only one problem. The last time she was summoned, she slaughtered every royal in Salvation, and no one knows why. Will she save humanity from the Malice... or plunge it deeper into the fires of eternal war?

Booktok-Ticktok Tour Schedule


December 12th

@turnthepagetours – Tour Welcome/Book Introduction
@purpleshadowhunter75 – 3 Reasons to Read “Nightrender”

December 13th

@and_shereads – If You Liked… Read “Nightrender”

December 14th

@lady_westfall19 – Review

December 15th

@kazbrekkergoodleg – Popular BookTok Trend ft. “Nightrender”
@djisastar – Scene Reaction

December 16th

@asthebookends – Review

December 17th

@thereadingcornerforall – If You Liked… Read “Nightrender”
@takealookatmybookshelf – Review

December 18th

@bookloversbookreviews – Review
@justiceforreaders – If You Liked… Read “Nightrender”

Three Reasons to Read Nightrender 

                                               About the Author 

Jodi Meadows wrote the INCARNATE and FALLEN ISLES trilogies (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), and is a coauthor of NYT bestsellers MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE (HarperTeen). You can visit her website at She lives in rural Virginia.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Of Kingdoms and Crowns Cover Reveal


Title: Of Kingdoms and Crowns
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jay Villalobos - Covers by Juan
Publication Date: January 30th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.

She's a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Release Day Frenzy for FATED TO BURN by Emmie

 Title: Fated to Burn

Author: Emmie Hamilton

Publisher: Innulum Press

Release Date: Nov 23, 2022

Genre: New Adult Fantasy

Format: Hardcover, Paperback, 


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Their paths were Chosen.

Nellie Glazer, a rare shapeshifter banned from the human realm, 

does not know true fear until she finds herself standing in the 

middle of the clan she was once forced out of. Demands for her 

death multiply, and Nellie must come to terms with more than 

one ghost from her past, each of which has the power to undo 


The Fates are watching.

Faria Agostonna, Queen of Anestra, has been forced to 

abandon one realm in favor of another to find her stolen child. 

But as she is thrown into the human realm without access to her 

magic, she soon discovers the danger she left behind is nothing 

in comparison to what awaits her. Now, Faria must press 

through the fog of her grief and choose her course wisely, for 

each path set before her will drastically change the fate of the 

people she left behind.

Destiny is calling.

Hunter d’Valero, Val Prince and Protector of the Agostonna 

Royal Bloodline, narrowly survives a deadly attack before he 

discovers he is bound to Anestra, unable to save those he loves 

most. As control over his inner darkness slips, he must fight to 

master it before the fatal consequences are more than Anestra 

can handle. 

The stakes are higher. 

The odds are impossible. 

Will they survive, or are they fated to burn?

Author Bio:
Emmie Hamilton is a writer, mother, and amateur candle maker. 
Her favorite pastime is creating worlds others wish they were born 
into. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Southern 
New Hampshire University and has been previously published by 
Pure Slush Press and various non-fiction outlets. 
Fated to Burn is the sequel to her debut novel, Chosen to Fall.
You can connect with her on Instagram @authoremmiehamilton or 
visit her website for the latest 
publication information.
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Sunday, November 21, 2021

OF FIRE AND WATER by Cameo Renae


Of Fire and Water by Cameo Renae
Self Published
 March 14, 2021
 YA Dark Fantasy
Pages: 350 pages
Paperback, Ebook

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Content Warning: abuse(physical/emotional/verbal), swearing
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Calla escaped Morbeth only to find herself fighting for her life once more. Incendia seemed the perfect sanctuary of escape. The stories told of the mystical island claim all inhabitants were annihilated. Those tragic tales. . . were lies.

Desperate to keep their truth hidden, the islanders take Calla and her friend's prisoner. Despite her dire situation, something about that beautiful—yet deadly—paradise speaks to Calla’s soul, whispering the powerful secrets pulsing through her veins. As Roehl hunts for her, eager to claim his murderous vengeance, Calla searches for answers she believes only Incendia can offer.

Can Calla harness the power surging within her in time to protect herself, and those she loves, from Roehl? Or, no matter where she runs, will the twisted royal continue to chase her to the farthest reaches of any realm?

An adventurous page turner with genius world building and storyline! There's plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged in the story and the characters to the last page! I couldn't put this book down and am anxiously awaiting the next book to see where the story takes us!

About Cameo Renae

Cameo was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband in Las Vegas. She is a dreamer and caffeine addict who loves to laugh and loves to read to escape reality.

One of her greatest satisfactions is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance. It is the love and incredible support of her family and fans that keeps her going. One day she hopes to uncover a magic wardrobe and ride away on a unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

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Friday, November 19, 2021

House of Wolves Release Blitz with Casey L Bond



Title: House of Wolves
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: Nov. 19th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Hunt the shadow. Guard the flame.


Noor is the new Aten of Helios, having wrenched the kingdom of the sun from her treacherous father’s hands. Citali stood with her sister against him, and rejoiced when he died at Noor’s hand… But he did not go quietly.


He poisoned the thoughts of their older sister, Zarina, who believes that Noor is not who she claims and was never supposed to be Aten. As Zarina flees the temple to determine her next step, she encounters, then attacks, Citali.


Beaten and left for dead, Citali’s cries are heard by the Wolven of Lumina. In a flurry of fur and fang, Beron rushes to her aid yet fears he arrived too late. With what would have been her dying breath, Citali whispers a secret that changes everything.


Pleading to Lumos – the god of the moon – for a way to save her, Beron is provided an answer that comes at a steep price. Citali will become Wolven. The two bonded together for a lifetime. Despite their tumultuous past, Beron helps hone her new strength and senses, a primal passion now surging through her veins. But can the two stop fighting one another and work together to hunt and destroy the darkness spreading over the sands like a plague of locusts? Or will the sands of time run out for them both?

Casey Bond lives on a rural farm in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She writes phoenixes – gloriously flawed and morally gray characters that fiercely rise from the ashes of their circumstances. World building is one of her favorite hobbies, along with stamping metal jewelry, swimming, and enjoying the beauty of nature. She thinks thunderstorms are better than coffee and that watching a meteor shower is the closest thing to magic you might ever see. She’s a firm believer that every amazing book needs a world you want to wrap yourself in, a character you want to win, and a love you would fight for.


Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Gravebriar, and House of Eclipses.

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