Monday, April 29, 2019

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Birth - By Donna Russo Morin


BIRTH - By Donna Russo Morin
(Once, Upon a New Time, #1)
Publication date: February 15th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

New worlds don’t appear. They are born from the labor of those who envision them. 
Count Witon has grown weary of the constant war between the races. Together with his wife Belamay, and Persky – first of a rare Human / Elf breed – Witon plans to create a new society: a utopia for anyone who longs for peaceful coexistence. 
They recruit pilgrims from every city and species; most to success, some to failure. Together, they set off to a small, yet promising island, found by chance in the middle of the churning ocean. 
But the journey there is fraught with challenges, and none of them is as dire as the one they face once they reach their destination. Will they have the strength and determination to give Birth to this New Time? 
Once, Upon A New Time is a medieval fantasy with a double-edged sword: one of blood, the other of lust.

If anyone who truly knows me, knows how much I love anything that is blends races together, whether that be human, elf, fae, shifter, etc, there is just such an element of unknown that feeds into their story line & creates such depth in a character. So when I read the synopsis for Birth it was Persky who grabbed my attention and had me convinced this was going to be an amazing read!
Immediately from the gate I was drawn in, this world, these creators are so intriguing, they are ever trying to change & create a "perfect" place....but who's idea of perfect? Their journey throughout the majority of the book is what makes it so different, because when you read anything that has different specifies, or races, there are always stereo types that will immediately come to mind from previous novels we've read. Breaking these are often hard, but Donna was able to ease this bridge and beautifully intertwine their lives, love interests and common goals.
Though the 2nd book in the series doesn't have a release date yet, I know that the author has amazing things in story. If she's able to keep up this amazing world dynamic and character development then I'm prepared to have my mind blown for the rest of the series!

About the Author

Donna Russo Morin is an award-winning historical fiction author. Donna has dabbled as a model and actor, working on Showtime's Brotherhood and Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Branching out with her storytelling skills, Donna is now a screenwriter. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Donna lives on the south shore of Rhode Island close to the ocean she loves so very much. She is the proud mother of two sons, Devon and Dylan, her greatest works in progress.



Friday, April 26, 2019

{Book Blitz + Giveaway} Of Shadow and Light - By Ebony Olson


Of Shadow and Light - By Ebony Olson
Publication date: May 1st 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

She will be the one to take his coldness,
She will unveil the Unseelie darkness and show them light. 
She will unite what should never have broken.
The daughter of the moon will teach him love and the radiance of the sun.
Her inner light will purify the tainted ones, 
And she will guide the fey by wisp-light.
‘Prophecy of the Dark Prince’
Messina Doe was just looking for a warm place to spend the night. What she discovers is a place the human race had long ago buried and forgotten. 
The dark Fey haven’t forgotten humans.  
The throne room of the Unseelie court is the hottest underground nightclub around, but if you step through the wrong door, there is no going back. 
No one ever escapes. Never. 
Once, someone did.



About the Author 

Ebony lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, daughter, and six cats. She loves to read fantasy, thrillers, and paranormal romance, spending most of her free time with her nose in a book or writing. 
Having always possessed an over-active imagination she spent her younger years regaling friends with fantastic stories, holding her audience captive with the passion and suspense of her characters plights. 
Now in adulthood, she has numerous published works and shows no signs of stopping her imagination from spreading across as many pages as it can find. 



Thursday, April 25, 2019

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} The Masks of Under Series - By Kathryn Ann Kingsley

KING OF FLAMES - By Kathryn Ann Kingsley
(The Mask Under #1)
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Everything about my life has been pretty normal working as a forensic autopsy technician. Until the day I woke up with a mysterious symbol tattooed on my arm.
Suddenly normal no longer existed. The barrier between Earth and a world called Under, dissolved...
Now I’m trapped with dozens of other people. Held prisoner by the creators of myths and legends, where the realm is ruled by two masked kings who want to turn us into creatures like them.

But even though I didn’t choose to be here, this new world manages to pull me deeper, affecting me differently than other humans. Unfortunately King Edu, also known as the King of Flames, notices this and I’m now considered a threat.

If I want to survive King Edu and the dangers of Under, I need to escape. The only problem is, there’s another masked king who seems to have an interest in me. Aon, the King of Shadows, wants me here in this world, and he wants me alive.
I just need to figure out why. 

KING OF SHADOWS - By Kathryn Ann Kingsley
(The Masks of Under #2)
Pub. Date: March 26, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Some call him a madman. Others call him a warlock. Both are true.
But if it wasn’t for Aon, I’d be dead. I was mere seconds away from dying by Edu’s hands when the King of Shadows appeared in a flash of lightning, saving me from Edu’s murderous plans.
Now I’m under his protection, living in his home. The more time I’m forced to spend with him, the more I start to piece together the puzzle of why Aon and Edu are at war.
Despite how everyone else seems to hate Aon, there’s something that pulls me towards him—like gravity, refusing to let go. My heart is telling me to believe what he says is true, yet there’s this prickle of warning in the back of my skull cautioning me against falling for the King of Shadows.
In the world of Under trusting the wrong person can get you killed. Only the strong survive out here, and that’s what I intend to do.



 Was it just me or does this series throw off some serious BDB vibes, with a little bit of Anita Blake? I know some of you must the screaming at me right now, 'There are no vampires, how can that be?!'....sometimes it's about characters, chemistry and badass-ness!

The chemistry that there was between Lydia and Aon was underling in Kind of Flames, it was like the a slow burning fire that I was just waiting for someone to throw some gas onto! Well, guess what, someone did that in book #2! BOOM!

One thing that I enjoyed was how much Lydia evolved, from the beginning of the 1st book to the end of the second, she didn't just learn to survive, she found a purpose. Lydia did struggle with a few different issues through these books, and I was worried for a minute she might now grow, but with her new sense of purpose and now knowing who she can trust pushed her along, things are going to get so good in her future!

The series is going to be a total of 6 books, and that poses a problem, since there are only 2 currently out....why do I have to wait soooooo long for the things I want?! Ugh, life!


About the Author
Kat has always been a storyteller.
With ten years in script-writing for performances on both the stage and for tourism, she has always been writing in one form or another. When she isn’t penning down fiction, she works as Creative Director for a company that designs and builds large-scale interactive adventure games. There, she is the lead concept designer, handling everything from game and set design, to audio and lighting, to illustration and script writing. Also on her list of skills are artistic direction, scenic painting and props, special effects, and electronics. A graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Design, she has a passion for unique, creative, and unconventional experiences. In her spare time, she builds animatronics and takes trapeze classes.
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