Ciarrah’s Light by Lou Hoffmann

Title: Ciarrah’s Light 

Series: The Sun Child Chronicles 03

Author: Lou Hoffmann

Genre: High Fantasy, Teen Fiction

Length: Novel (340pgs)

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press, Dreamspinner Press (October 16, 2018)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.75 Hearts

Blurb: The Sun Child Chronicles: Book Three

Luccan, future Suth Chiell of the Ethran Sunlands, also known as Lucky, has reached the end of a months-long adventure and gained much. Now he wants nothing more than to relax and recover at home. His mother’s apparition has other ideas, and dark dreams drag Lucky further and further into unconsciousness until he’s nearly dead. With help from Lucky’s sentient obsidian blade, Ciarrah, he makes it back to the light, only to find his country is in deep distress, and it’s getting deeper.

The wizard Thurlock, Lucky’s dragon-kin uncle Han, and other friends help him muddle through as he becomes the channel for prophecy. War erupts in the Sunlands, and in a battle against wraiths created by the advanced science of a dying world, Lucky plays a key role. Physical weapons can’t stop the enemy, but Ciarrah’s light can, and only Lucky can wield it. With the help of his winged horse, his boyfriend, and Thurlock, Lucky sets out to prevent his mother’s shade from wreaking any more havoc. But will stopping her end the horrors facing his world?

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-596-5

Product Link: Harmony Ink | Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Lucky has plans for a long break after his adventure but things do not go as planned and he is yet again pulled into another demanding adventure. Prophecy, battle plans and war quickly ensconce our brave Lucky into an unforgiving adventure with much at stake.

I loved everything about this story. It’s breathless scenes left me stunned at times. The battle plans were ingenious as well as the characters themselves all playing vital roles into bringing this stunning story into sharp clarity.

I was hooked from the very first word to the last in this exciting addition to the series. Another brilliant story for the Sun Child Chronicles as we follow Lucky on his journey yet again.

Great read.

To Save His Prince by Hurri Cosmo Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Hurri Cosmo stopping by today with the review tour for her new release To Save His Prince, we have a guest post from Hurri showing us Emory and Riffyn’s home, there’s a great new excerpt, a fantastic $25 Amazon GC giveaway and Shorty’s review, so guys check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

To Save His Prince

(Ice Dragon Tales 04)
by

Hurri Cosmo

Emory is a humble kitchen servant intent on working hard so he can continue to earn his daily crust of bread. It is a thankless, back-breaking job, but it is exactly where Emory wants to be. In the magnificent West Quay castle. Because that is where the incredibly handsome, extremely talented Crown Prince Riffyn lives. The beautiful, kind, and attentive man stole Emory’s heart years before when he rescued him and his mother from a band of thieves. Now Emory’s only wish is to be close, so he can simply admire and serve the man.

But a great evil walks the halls of the castle, and Emory stumbles on a heinous plot to not only kill the prince but a possible plan to overthrow the Kingdom. A wicked scheme that includes the use of magic. Of course, being a lowly servant, no one believes Emory when he tries to raise the alarm, including the prince, who has been commanded to choose a bride now, or one will be chosen for him. Even as Emory’s heart breaks for his prince, he has to find a way to save him. But how, when no one, not even the king, the prince’s own father, can be trusted?

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Magic Wept by Andi Van

Title: Magic Wept

Series: The Mages’ Guild Trilogy o2

Author: Andi Van

Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult, Teen Fiction

Length: Novel (180pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 18, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Jorget has no surname, no blood kin, and no hope of using his magical ability while he remains at Archai Castle, where the mad king reigns. With magic still outlawed, every experiment he performs could cost him his life. So when his mentor, the royal priest Denekk, is ordered to send Jorget on a journey to find a magical weapon, the young man jumps at the chance to prove himself. What he doesn’t realize is that things are never as simple as they seem.

Kelwin Tiovolk has settled into life in the Mages’ Guild of the Dragon’s Claw with his beloved, guild leader Tasis Kadara. But when word arrives that the king is searching for something to destroy the guild, he knows he has to leave behind the comfort of his new home to save what Tasis worked so hard to rebuild.

With enemies around every corner, Jorget and Kelwin need to pull off a miracle in order to save the guild. Luckily, they’re more than ready to stand strong together and keep what’s precious to them safe.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-673-3

Product Link: Harmony Ink | Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jorget has to hide his magical abilities from all but his mentor. In a time where magic users are executed by an evil king hell bent on destroying the newly reformed guild Jorget is given a task to find a weapon before the king finds it and uses it to undue the guild for good.

Tasis and Edwin take running and keeping the island and guild safe from bigotry and persecution. As such Edwin sets out to find the weapon before the king does. This sets in motion a grand adventure where even more twists and turns and secrets are revealed.

New characters are introduced in this exciting sequel as the action heats up. I love this series. The characters are very intriguing and all play a role in the story. I was on the edge of my seat as the story unfolded.

Great read.

Soulbound by Archer Kay Leah Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Soulbound

(The Republic 04)
by

Archer Kay Leah

In a relationship that violates rules and expectations, Mayr and Tash have found their perfect match in each other. Despite their fears and difficult pasts, they hope for a shared future with security and a family. When Mayr’s secret first love, Arieve, proposes they create that family with her, it seems dreams could become reality.

But life is complicated, and so is the delicate balance between duty and love. While Mayr protects the Dahe family at all costs, Tash is determined to succeed as a priest. Both positions require sacrifice, forcing their relationship into painful choices. To make matters worse, criminals lurk in the shadows, seeking revenge on them and those they guard.

The life they want risks losing everything—including Arieve and each other. Even if they can have it all, keeping it may take more than they can give.

Warnings: “Soulbound” contains some explicit content, references to self-harm, suicide, and mentions of suicide-related behavior and intent. This story also contains instances of graphic violence, references to rape and domestic abuse, and depictions and mentions of depression.

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To Save His Prince by Hurri Cosmos

Title: To Save His Prince

Series: Ice Dragon Tales 04

Author: Hurri Cosmo

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel (227pgs)

Publisher: Hurri Cosmo (September 21, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Emory is a humble kitchen servant intent on working hard so he can continue to earn his daily crust of bread. It is a thankless, back-breaking job, but it is exactly where Emory wants to be.

In the magnificent West Quay castle. Because that is where the incredibly handsome, extremely talented Crown Prince Riffyn lives. The beautiful, kind, and attentive man stole Emory’s heart years before when he rescued him and his mother from a band of thieves. Now Emory’s only wish is to be close, so he can simply admire and serve the man.

But a great evil walks the halls of the castle, and Emory stumbles on a heinous plot to not only kill the prince but a possible plan to overthrow the Kingdom. A wicked scheme that includes the use of magic. Of course, being a lowly servant, no one believes Emory when he tries to raise the alarm, including the prince, who has been commanded to choose a bride now, or one will be chosen for him. Even as Emory’s heart breaks for his prince, he has to find a way to save him. But how, when no one, not even the king, the prince’s own father, can be trusted?

ISBN: B07HDB74HY

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: An evil plan, many that are part of said plan and one man, Emory, who takes it upon himself to try and thwart the evil in the castle. I liked Emory’s determination and strong will even though it seemed every turn he took no one believe. He did not stop trying to warn others.
Prince Riffyn I did not like at first. I thought his treatment of Emory when the servant girl lied on him was horrible. If I were Emory I would have never looked back after being thrown out and no even given the benefit of hearing his side of things.

A great read with plenty of drama, danger and mystery. I loved how the story unfolded. Emory and Riffyn were a cute couple once everything was found out and they got together. There some tense scenes with the culprits of the plan against the kingdom. The scheming and the lengths that were made into the evil plan were interesting.

Great read.

To Save His Prince by Hurri Cosmo Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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To Save His Prince

(Ice Dragon Tales 04)
by

Hurri Cosmo

Emory is a humble kitchen servant intent on working hard so he can continue to earn his daily crust of bread. It is a thankless, back-breaking job, but it is exactly where Emory wants to be. In the magnificent West Quay castle. Because that is where the incredibly handsome, extremely talented Crown Prince Riffyn lives. The beautiful, kind, and attentive man stole Emory’s heart years before when he rescued him and his mother from a band of thieves. Now Emory’s only wish is to be close, so he can simply admire and serve the man.

But a great evil walks the halls of the castle, and Emory stumbles on a heinous plot to not only kill the prince but a possible plan to overthrow the Kingdom. A wicked scheme that includes the use of magic. Of course, being a lowly servant, no one believes Emory when he tries to raise the alarm, including the prince, who has been commanded to choose a bride now, or one will be chosen for him. Even as Emory’s heart breaks for his prince, he has to find a way to save him. But how, when no one, not even the king, the prince’s own father, can be trusted?

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Magic Fell by Andi Van

Title: Magic Fell

Series: The Mages’ Guild Trilogy 01

Author: Andi Van

Genre: High Fantasy, Teen Fiction, Transgender

Length: Novel (190pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Past and present are about to collide, and the world will never be the same.

Magic has been missing from the world for a millennium, and it’s needed now more than ever. It falls to young Tasis Kadara to revive the fabled Mages’ Guild of the Dragon’s Claw. But in a culture where arcane power is forbidden and practitioners are executed, Tasis will have to keep his own aptitude for magic secret. With nothing to direct them besides bizarre dreams and a mysterious cat, Tasis and his sister Zaree undertake a quest to discover the hidden island that was once home to the guild.

Kelwin Tiovolk departs his village following his mentor’s suggestion. As an elf wandering into human civilization, he’s in danger simply for being who he is. A brawl at an inn leads him straight into the path of the young man he’s been dreaming about, and he’s compelled to help Tasis and his sister any way he can. Together, the trio might have a chance of accomplishing their mission—or the attempt might kill them.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63476-881-8

Product Link: Harmony InkDreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Tasis starts having dreams that seem very real to him after his mother passes. With his sister Zaree the two set off to find an island that neither has heard of until now. The Dragon’s Claw is where The Mage’ Guild once was until a power ma king tried to take the magic by force. The results were catastrophic.

The adventure was well written with Tasis and Zaree facing danger and meeting new allies along the way. Kelwin accompanies the two when he finds out where they are headed. Zelwin and Tasis made a cute couple but there was no real romance in the story. Tasis finds out who he is actually related to and what his role is in the grand scheme of things.

I loved how the story progressed. The adventure was awesome with it’s twists and turns and eye opening dreams. A wonderful read with plenty of details surrounding the dragon’s claw and explanations regarding the past and what happened.

Awesome story.

To Save His Prince by Hurri Cosmo Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Hurri Cosmo Popping in today with her new release To Save His Prince, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $25 Amazon GC giveaway, so guys check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

To Save His Prince

(Ice Dragon Tales)
by

Hurri Cosmo

Emory is a humble kitchen servant intent on working hard so he can continue to earn his daily crust of bread. It is a thankless, back-breaking job, but it is exactly where Emory wants to be. In the magnificent West Quay castle. Because that is where the incredibly handsome, extremely talented Crown Prince Riffyn lives. The beautiful, kind, and attentive man stole Emory’s heart years before when he rescued him and his mother from a band of thieves. Now Emory’s only wish is to be close, so he can simply admire and serve the man.

But a great evil walks the halls of the castle, and Emory stumbles on a heinous plot to not only kill the prince but a possible plan to overthrow the Kingdom. A wicked scheme that includes the use of magic. Of course, being a lowly servant, no one believes Emory when he tries to raise the alarm, including the prince, who has been commanded to choose a bride now, or one will be chosen for him. Even as Emory’s heart breaks for his prince, he has to find a way to save him. But how, when no one, not even the king, the prince’s own father, can be trusted?

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Magic Wept by Andi Van Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Magic Wept

(The Mages’ Guild Trilogy 02)
by

Andi Van

Jorget has no surname, no blood kin, and no hope of using his magical ability while he remains at Archai Castle, where the mad king reigns. With magic still outlawed, every experiment he performs could cost him his life. So when his mentor, the royal priest Denekk, is ordered to send Jorget on a journey to find a magical weapon, the young man jumps at the chance to prove himself. What he doesn’t realize is that things are never as simple as they seem.

Kelwin Tiovolk has settled into life in the Mages’ Guild of the Dragon’s Claw with his beloved, guild leader Tasis Kadara. But when word arrives that the king is searching for something to destroy the guild, he knows he has to leave behind the comfort of his new home to save what Tasis worked so hard to rebuild.

With enemies around every corner, Jorget and Kelwin need to pull off a miracle in order to save the guild. Luckily, they’re more than ready to stand strong together and keep what’s precious to them safe.

Release date: 18th September 2018
Pre-order:
Harmony Ink | Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Mammoth! by Dakota Chase

Title: Mammoth!

Series: Repeating History 03

Author: Dakota Chase

Genre: Historical, Ancient World, Teen Fiction, Time Travel

Length: Novel(180pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 7, 2018)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: To replace another of the artifacts they accidentally destroyed, Grant and Ash must travel further back in time than ever before—ten thousand years, to Paleolithic Virginia Beach. They quickly realize that in this time, food doesn’t come from a supermarket, and if they want to survive, they’ll need to learn skills like hunting and fire-making.

Merlin’s magic won’t return them to their time until they locate a mammoth talisman, but this time, they’ll need to do more than find the object. They’ll have to earn it—along with their manhood names—in a dangerous hunt. And before their latest adventure ends, they’ll have to help an injured young man and convince two rival tribes to work together. It might be a different environment, but they soon see that human hatred and fear are universal. Luckily, so are love and compassion.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-671-9

Product Link: Harmony InkDreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: In this installment Grant and Ash are transported to a time where you have to hunt your own food, be on the lookout for danger at every while struggling to stay alive. I loved this story. The environment was unforgiving and a moments weakness could get you killed. Not to mention the guys trying to get two warring tribes to come together piece of cake right?

These had a time trying to bridge the language barrier of the era not to mention hunting for their own food. I was impressed with how resourceful they were at times given they did not grow up in that environment. Helping Rabbit get back to his clan when he was injured was no easy feat but they managed.

I really enjoy the differences of the places these young men travel to and how they adapt to each environment presented to them in order to obtain the artifact of that specific location. Truly an adventurous series that keeps readers awed by how well written and engaging the books are.

Great read and addition to the series.

The Wanderer by Rowan McAllister

Title: The Wanderer

Series: Chronicles of the Riftlands 01

Author: Rowan McAllister

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (200pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 1, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: After centuries of traveling the continent of Kita and fighting the extradimensional monsters known as Riftspawn, mage Lyuc is tired and ready to back away from the concerns of humanity.

But the world isn’t done with him yet.

While traveling with a merchant caravan, Lyuc encounters Yan, an Unnamed, the lowest caste in society. Though Yan has nothing but his determination and spirit, he reminds Lyuc what passion and desire feel like. While wild magic, a snarky, shapeshifting, genderfluid companion, and the plots of men and monsters seem determined to keep Lyuc from laying down his burden, only Yan’s inimitable spirit tempts him to hang on for another lifetime or so.

All Yan wants is to earn the sponsorship of a guild so he can rise above his station, claim a place in society, and build the family he never had.

After hundreds of years of self-imposed penance, all Lyuc wants is Yan.

If they can survive prejudice, bandits, mercenaries, monsters, and nature itself, they might both get their wish… and maybe even their happily ever after..

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-236-0

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A wonderful beginning for a series. Lyuc and his trusty friend Bryn have been traveling the lands doing away with the riftspawn that break through into the human world. While traveling with merchants he meets Yan, an unnamed and the lowest in caste society.

From the moment these two met it seemed the world realigned around them. The moments between these two were sweet and tender yet passionate. I loved them both as the story progressed.

The overall feeling of the story is magical and opening. I adored the everything about it. I loved how not all is explained in this story. That tells me there will be much more to come with Lyuc, Bryn and Yan. I am looking forward to discovering more about Lyuc and the mystery withing the book.

Great read.

Blyd and Pearce by Kim Fielding

Title: Blyd and Pearce

Author: Kim Fielding

Genre: High Fantasy,  Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (210pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 24, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard—a place he lost to false accusations of theft. Now he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.

While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, he certainly can’t be trusted. But, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, Daveth soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men face river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could be Daveth’s salvation on their quest for the truth. But with everyone’s integrity in question and Death eager to dance, Daveth will need more than sorcery to survive.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-669-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Other booksellers

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Great story about the differences between populations, mystery and romance. I loved both Daveth and Jory. They both fascinated for different reasons. Daveth’s determination to do better for himself inspired me. Jory’s a mystery that had me from the start. I enjoyed reading about him immensely.

While they are getting to know one another they are both caught up in a mystery that they desperately try to understand. While some of the story had me scratching my head it fit with the overall setting. Nothing is as it seems and trust is something both men need if they are to survive.

Twists and turns are around every corner in this fascinating tale. I truly loved the dynamics as Jory and Daveth fought to keep ahead of the surprises that awaited them. Great cast of characters that added to an already good story.

Great read.

Blyd and Pearce by Kim Fielding Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Blyd and Pearce

by

Kim Fielding

Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard—a place he lost to false accusations of theft. Now he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.

While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, he certainly can’t be trusted. But, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, Daveth soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men face river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could be Daveth’s salvation on their quest for the truth. But with everyone’s integrity in question and Death eager to dance, Daveth will need more than sorcery to survive.

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Rampant, Vol. 1 by Amy Lane (2nd edition)

Title: Rampant, Vol. 1 (2nd edition)

Series: Little Goddess|Book Four, Vol. 1

Author: Amy Lane

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (280 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (October 11, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Lady Cory has carved out a life for herself not just as a wife to three husbands but also as one of the rulers of the supernatural communities of Northern California—and a college student in search of that elusive degree. When a supernatural threat comes crashing into the hard-forged peace of Green’s Hill, she and Green determine that they’re the ones in charge of stopping the abomination that created it. To protect the people they love, Cory, Bracken, and Nicky travel to Redding to confront a tight-knit family of vampires guarding a terrible secret. It also leads them to a conflict of loyalties, as Nicky’s parents threaten to tear Nicky away from the family he’s come to love more than his own life.

Cory has to work hard to hold on to her temper and her life as she tries to prove that she and Green are not only leaders who will bind people to their hearts, but also protectors who will keep danger from running rampant.

First Edition published as Rampant: The Fourth Book of the Little Goddess Series by iUniverse, 2010.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63476-349-3

Product Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A lot happens in this continuing series of Little Goddess. Cory and Green come together to battle unseen forces. Nicky, Cory and Bracken struggle with their lives as they face difficult decisions. I thought the story was interesting except for female parts as I’m an m/m reader but decided to read these since they had been on the list a while.

Thoughtful yet provoking each character added their elements to a well written story that draws the reader into a fantasy world of paranormals and conflicts. I loved the added mix in the story.

I do not want to give anything away in this review so the reader will be able to experience the story for themselves. This is a good story if your looking for a mix in genres. Yes there is a cliffhanger that continues in the next book that is already out.

Great read.

The Dragon’s Devotion by Antonia Aquilante

Title: The Dragon’s Devotion

Series: The Chronicles of Tournai 05

Author: Antonia Aquilante

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel (286 pages)

Publisher: NineStar Press (September 4, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Corentin is a scholar with a secret—his magical Talent allows him to turn into a dragon, and he isn’t alone in that ability. Long ago, dragons were hunted fiercely, until they went into hiding, becoming things of legend. Corentin has traveled the world with one aim—to protect his people and keep their secret safe. Drawn to the principality of Tournai by news of someone close to discovering that secret, he hopes to avert suspicion. His attraction to the too-serious Bastien isn’t convenient for his purpose, but it isn’t something he can ignore either.

Lord Bastien, Earl of Ardesia, inherited his title unexpectedly when his parents were killed in a sailing accident along with the parents of his cousin, Prince Philip. Since then, Bastien has devoted his life to the obligations of his family and estate—so much so, that it has caused tension between him and his siblings. His world is further shaken when he receives an anonymous letter informing him that the tragic boating accident may, in fact, have been murder. Bastien throws himself into investigating whether the allegations are true and finding out who killed his parents.

As Corentin and Bastien become closer, the mystery of Bastien’s parents’ death draws him further into danger. Corentin feels compelled to protect Bastien, but the threat is closer than they know. Now, Corentin must decide whether preserving his secret—and potentially his people’s safety—is more important than saving the man he loves.

ISBN: 978-1-947139-78-7

Product Link: NineStar Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: You could read this book as a stand alone however, some characters from the other books make an appearance in this one as well. This story is about growing into ones self. Learning to traverse life and become the best person you can be.

Lord Bastien will go to any lengths to protect family, land, business and those he loves or considers friends. I loved how nice he was too. Despite a personal tragedy he does the best he can do and when he needs help he asks for it.

There was a wide variety of characters throughout this book, too many to name, that added to the overall delivery of the story. I do not want to give away events or situations that take place so I’ll just say it was a good addition to the series.

Great read.

The Merchant’s Love by Antonia Aquilante Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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The Merchant’s Love

(Chronicles of Tournai 06)
by

Antonia Aquilante

Faelen, cousin to the prince and son of a diplomat, has finally come home to Tournai after years away. The pull to return was almost tangible, and the sense of rightness at being back is absolute. He wants nothing more than to put down roots and build a life among family while pursuing his linguistic studies. Becoming involved in magic meant to protect Tournai isn’t part of his plans…but falling in love is even more unexpected and unfamiliar, but he finds himself doing just that as his friendship with Maxen deepens into something more.

Maxen, second son of a wealthy merchant family, longs to leave Tournai and see everywhere he can. All his life, he’s found places on maps and dreamed, planning out routes to get to them. For now, he’s tied to Tournai’s capital city by family obligations and his position in their shipping business. Someday, though, he’ll be able to travel. His sudden attraction to Faelen shocks him, but their friendship soon becomes a necessary part of his life. Love, however, has no place in his plans, especially not love for a royal cousin with secrets who wants nothing more than to stay in one place.

For Faelen and Maxen to build something real between them, they must resolve their differences, but when magic goes awry and all Faelen’s secrets are revealed, will Maxen remain at his side?

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Quickening, Vol. 2 by Amy Lane

Title: Quickening, Vol. 2

Series: Little Goddess Book Five, Vol. 2

Author: Amy Lane

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (284 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (June 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥  4 Hearts

Blurb: The elf queen who infected the werewolf population isn’t going away—and neither are the two heartbeats that will soon be the children in Cory’s arms.

Cory’s used to throwing herself physically into the fray, but as their enemy gets closer and more dangerous, she’s forced to choose between her safety and the people sworn to protect her. Her guardians are tired of worrying about Cory and her unborn children, and Cory is getting plain tired.

The preternatural world isn’t her only worry—basic human birthing rituals are going to be a pain in the ass for a woman whose children will be sidhe. Cory’s mother is still fuzzy on the concept of a polyamorous multispecies marriage and sets her up with an OBGYN obsessed with the inhuman silhouettes of her babies.

Cory doesn’t want her children born in the middle of a turf war, but the people she and Green have nurtured and fought for aren’t about to let her face this enemy alone. This battle is for queen and home, and the babies quickening in Cory’s body are a symbol of hope. Cory’s going to have to give up the idea of being a weapon and embrace the idea of being a mother, or she’ll let down those depending on her most.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-441-8

Product Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I have no words for how I feel about Nimuetia except she is a delusional elf queen with visions of grandeur at any cost. I was disgusted at what she did to the werewolves for her own gain.

There is a lot going on in this installment as battles rage and Cory is pregnant with her mates in full protective mode. The action scenes were quite jaw dropping as was the overall plot with the elf queen. I loved the characters good and bad as they each added their own elements to the book to make for an interesting read.

Though I myself am not a huge fan of this series due to a female being the MC I still liked it. Well written and drama infused this story grabs hold and does not let go until the very end.

Great read.

A Wish Upon the Stars by T.J. Klune

Title: A Wish Upon the Stars

Series: Tales From Verania 04

Author: T.J. Klune

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (450 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press(March 27, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed.

The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne.

But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices—and the friends he left behind..

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-081-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The final book in an epic series is always sad to read knowing it is the last. But, The prince’ story will be told in the future so that is major plus. I have loved this series from the start. Sam has grown with each story. The epic adventures and battles throughout were amazing. This story is no exception.

Sam has been gone for a year with the white dragon learning everything he needs to know to defeat Myrin. When he comes back he learns everything has changed. The king has been imprisoned everyone he knew is in hiding and battling the Darks. The reunion between Sam, Tiggy, Gary, The Prince and Ryan is bittersweet and not without a lot of different emotions.

The time has come to put a stop to Myrin and his evil deeds for good. With the help of Sam’s merry band and dragons he will face a battle to the death and in doing so may lose himself to the dark side. I only have one word to describe this story Epic! Intense, humorous and dramatic this story had it all. I loved everything about it. The only thing I didn’t like was that it was the last in the series.

Fantastic ending to an epic series.

Highly recommended.

Captive Wings by Ana Raine Blog Post, Exclusive Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Ana Raine popping in today with her upcoming release Captive Wings, we have a great exclusive excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Captive Wings

(Anima 02)
by

Ana Raine

Liberation from one master might mean enslavement to another.

For centuries, the Kuro swan shifters have been the unwilling servants of the Dryma faeries. That changed when Prince Tristan of the Dryma attempted to sacrifice himself for Royal Kuro Kanji—his lover and mate.

The Sidhee, seeing Tristan’s actions to free the swans as a betrayal, launch a devastating attack that leaves most of the Kuro and Dryma dead or imprisoned. The fate of the swans rests entirely on Kanji’s shoulders, and he must somehow devise a plan that will protect both his partner and his tribe as the war with the Sidhee rages. It won’t be easy for mortal enemies to become allies, and Kanji is beginning to despair of ever waking Tristan from his deathlike slumber. And neither the Kuro nor the Dryma can compete with the Sidhee when it comes to brutal violence.

When Kanji finds a small boy asleep at the bottom of a lake, his hope for reuniting with Tristan is rekindled. But what is the boy, and can his magic turn the tide against a seemingly unstoppable enemy?

Release date: 22nd May 2018
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Magic Runs Deep by Alex Whitehall

Title: Magic Runs Deep

Author: Alex Whitehall

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, High Fantasy

Length: Novel (182 pages)

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (April 9, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: For the last five years, Veier has been chained to a king’s throne in his bear form. When a neighboring kingdom overthrows the crown, Veier’s imprisonment ends, but true freedom is not so easily earned. With blood on his hands, he needs someone with patience, strength, and trust to help him become the person he was before and prove to the invaders that he isn’t the monstrous king’s loyal pet.

Elrid, the invading king’s brother and a powerful mage, is everything Veier despises. He’s also the only thing between Veier and execution, because he thinks he can help Veier change from an aggressive bear shifter into a reasonable man. While the pair have a rough start, with long talks and mutual leaps of faith, they begin to care for each other.

However, the closer Veier gets to his freedom, the closer he is to losing Elrid. He must find balance in his heart and his life if he wishes to truly claim the freedom he’s been given—and the man he loves.

ISBN: 978-1-62649-747-4

Product Link: Riptide Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Veier has been a captive of a king for Five years. He’s been in his bear formed chained to a throne. He’s been forced to do some unsavoury things for the king. Then one day invaders come and even though he is ferocious and attacks one decides to show him mercy and take him home when they return.

Elrid is not afraid of Veier as he see’s him for who he really is. I loved the slow romance. The trust building between these two is not instant like in some books. It made sense that Veier would have a hard time trusting anyone after what he has been through.

The plot was wonderfully written with mystery and a dash of suspense thrown into the mix. I loved the story and enjoyed it very much.

Fantastic read.