So, apparently, the coding course I’ve started completely scuppered any and all plans I had to get back into writing and blogging and the like in June. But after having attended a book event at Waterstones Norwich as a blogger friend’s plus one, I’ve been inspired to get my arse back into gear. Finally.
On Monday 29th July, Waterstones Norwich was host to the Fierce Fantasy event with three wonderful authors on the panel; Christine Lynn Herman with her debut The Devouring Gray, Adrienne Young with her debut Sky in the Deep and Sarah Maria Griffin with her second book Other Words for Smoke.
You’ve probably heard of Kindle Unlimited. It’s the Amazon program where for £7.99 a month you have unlimited access to a selection of over 1 million books. Not every book available on Amazon is part of this and there is a limit to how many books you can borrow at a time – I think it’s 20 – but if you’re willing to troll through what they have, it’s worth checking out.
As part of the McDonalds monopoly, I got a 2 month free trial and a month has passed so I’d do a little write up.
I have to admit that I was honoured to be contacted about this blog tour. This book was one I wanted to check out but I didn’t think I’d get the chance to do this. I did have to try to speed-read the book but fortunately, I was able to get through it super quickly. Always a good thing in my book.
So on this blog, there are contact details that allow authors to contact me to ask me to read their books. Brittni is one such author who contacted me and ordered me a physical copy in return for an honest review.
Whether you want to call it by the old name of Waiting on Wednesday ran by Jill at Breaking the Spine or the newer Can’t Wait Wednesday held over at Wishful Endings – today is the day to highlight upcoming books you’re excited for.
I’m starting this weekly meme with one that’s being released soon and I’m super excited for my preorder of!
Title: Song of The Dead Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh Age Range: YA Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Razorbill Release: 22nd Jan 2019 Preorder Links:Amazon UK / Book Depository
Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom’s borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia’s waters, hoping to heal a heart broken in more ways than she can count. But with Meredy joining the ocean voyage, vanquishing her sorrow will be a difficult task.
Despite the daily reminder of the history they share, Odessa and Meredy are fascinated when their journey takes them to a land where the Dead rule the night and dragons roam the streets. Odessa can’t help being mesmerized by the new magic–and by the girl at her side. But just as she and Meredy are beginning to explore the new world, a terrifying development in Karthia summons them home at once.
Growing political unrest on top of threats from foreign invaders means Odessa and Meredy are thrust back into the lives they tried to leave behind while specters from their past haunt their tenuous relationship. Gathering a force big enough to ward off enemies seems impossible, until one of Queen Valoria’s mages creates a weapon that could make them invincible. As danger continues to mount inside the palace, Odessa fears that without the Dead, even the greatest invention won’t be enough to save their fates.
In this enthralling, heartrending sequel to Reign of the Fallen, Odessa faces the fight of her life as the boundaries between the Dead and the living are challenged in a way more gruesome than ever before.
If you’ve not heard of The Cruel Prince by now then I don’t know where you’ve been. Released om early 2018, the latest series by Holly Black introduced us to Jude, a mortal living as a lady in the fae realm and Cardan, a faerie prince who wants her gone.
You read that right.
Jude and Cardan are the main couple in the series. Supposedly a hate to love relationship, what you actually get is, well, toxic. Cardan hated Jude for what she was and hated the fact he wanted her. She hated him for the way he treated it and uses the power she gets against him.
You might see that I have a link to my email on this blog and on Instagram so authors can contact me if they wish. Kathryn Troy did that for her book A Vision in Crimson and I happily accepted! This means that I received a copy of this book free in return for an honest review.
Katelyn knows her magic is risky, but Icaryan light is fading fast and she is desperate. Her narrowing path leads her to Luca, a vampire hybrid living on the outskirts of humanity. Mutual attraction ignites their weary hearts. The rogue hunter follows Katelyn into a world teeming with wonder and danger, forsaking his own quest to root out his father.
But his father has not forgotten him.
A Vision in Crimson is the first book of a dark epic fantasy fraught with passion, peril, and magic.