Thursday, 12 April 2018

Cover Reveal for Revelation by Stacey Rourke


Blurb:
Unimaginable evil is closing in, leaving the Garrett family with only one option … run.

Yet one thing they can never escape is the truth, and that is racing for them with vicious intent. Secrets are swirling and lashing all around, threatening to tear the family apart when they need each other the most. Beloved family matriarch, Grams, is doing all she can to protect her grandkids from looming demons and hellhounds. But, the pull of destiny is drawing them near and blocking any hope of escape.

Preorder Links:
Amazon US - https://amzn.to/2HrSGJ1
Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2GO0Dac

I'm so excited for this book you guys!! I can't wait to dive back in to the series! ♥

Friday, 6 April 2018

Review for Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke

Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke

Blurb:

Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.

Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.

Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong. 


Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he's forced to make?

Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.
 



Review:
GOOD LORD THIS BOOK!! SO GOOD!!

I just wrote down and deleted a paragraph full of spoilers that I just typed because this book has me so excited! (Can you tell I'm excited by the number of exclamation points I've already used? )

I absolutely love everything related to Alice in Wonderland and all the madness that comes with it. This book had all the madness that I love and so much more. I couldn't have guessed the twists and the back stories that was weaved into this brilliant book.

I honestly don't know how Stacey Rourke does it. The way she writes these stories and re-imagines them in a way that makes it feel like it was meant to be written this way. It just feels right.

As always I loved the writing style and the characters. Honestly when I went into this book I had NO IDEA that the story would take the turn it took. (Did that even make sense?) But I am so in love with this story, its not even funny.

I loved all the different possibilities and theories that Stacey Rourke has brought into the stories that we love already. I can't wait to see what she does next with this series. CAN I HAVE THE NEXT BOOK ALREADY!? I am ready to meet you know who. (No not Voldemort :P)

Overall, a fantastic book. LOVED IT!
Can't wait to read Pursuing Madness!!!! ♥

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Entombed in Glass is LIVE!!



Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Fairy Tale and Folklore
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.
Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.
Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong.
Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he's forced to make?
Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.


RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

Author Links:
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Review for The Colony by Craig Anderson

The Colony by Craig Anderson

Blurb:

Tomorrow is the day that I die. I have known this for the 18 months I have been alive, but I'm still not prepared. It all comes down to the final tests, the ones that determine who is the fittest, the fastest, the strongest. I am none of those things. I will never leave the colony, never see outside the imposing grey walls, never even meet a woman.

My entire existence will be summed up as an increment on Eve's spreadsheet, another digit in the failure column. Only a handful make it outside, to witness the world that mankind destroyed. It all started with the bees...

Review:

The Colony was a fantastic dystopian read. Only those who survive the tests get to leave and get freedom. And Ben is the clear underdog in the tests for survival. And that's all I'm going to say because I don't want to spoil the book for you.

I think the best dystopian novels are the ones that seem the most possible. This book was so engaging and seemed so possible. I think with all the news about the bees dying and global warming and the technological aspects of things, the book seemed even more real. I loved the dystopian world that the author created. 

The characters were great with distinct personalities. I also loved the writing style, it flowed really well and kept a good pace. 

I will say though the ending... I did not expect that double twist there. SO GOOD.

Overall, fantastic read, loved the book!

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PS: I was out the other day and saw a shit ton of bees just on the ground, dead or dying. I'd be lying if I said that it didn't freak me out. It did. It totally did.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Review for Book of Watchers by Mary Ting

Book of Watchers by Mary Ting

Blurb:

Enoch wants to live an ordinary life. He’s content to lie low, skip his college classes, and avoid committing to any one girl. But ordinary isn’t on the syllabus for Enoch because at night, he dreams of demons. Vivid dreams that leave him wanting escape more than ever. When they escape his dreams and attack him during daylight, his reality becomes a nightmare.

As he pieces together the meaning behind the encounters, supernatural creatures emerge. Demons. Vampires. Witches. Angels. And they all want something from him. In a supernatural world he never thought possible, Enoch uncovers a secret that either will destroy him or force him to become much more than he ever wanted.

Review:

I was so excited to read the new series by Mary Ting and she did not disappoint. Book of Watchers is full of mystery, suspense, drama, mythology, and supernatural creatures. What else could you ask for in a fantasy book?

I haven't read a book by her since I read Crossroads series. This book reminded me again why I love her books. Her writing style just draws you in and engages you in the story completely. I also really liked the characters.

I will admit, initially when I started the book I was a little confused with all the different characters and their connections to each other but I sorted it out as the book progressed. I was pleasantly surprised by the turn of events towards the ending of the book. 

Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series!

NOTE: I was provided with an uncorrected ARC in exchange for an honest review, so I'm not really including comments on editing and such.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Review for Kiss Me Like You Mean It by J. R. Rogue

Kiss Me Like You Mean It by J. R. Rogue

Blurb:
My love is poison. His kiss is mine.

“The first time he saw me I was shattered glass, and he was a shadow. If I had stayed, he would have just faded away.”

It’s strange how easy it is to tell our stories to a stranger’s eyes. The truth about Connor Stratford and I had always been a sad tale. Over ten years of chasing, tears, lies, vows, and leaving. Two people who never loved each other at the same time, but couldn’t let each other go.

Now here I was telling our story over drinks midday in an airport bar with my old diary clutched in my hand. Telling some version of our story, anyway.

I left him once with no goodbye. Now I was returning home to give him what he needed to move on.

“It’s important. It’s what you’re thinking.”

I knew what his message meant, sent in the middle of the night after I woke from a fever dream.

He was finally ready, and so was I. I just needed to finally give him the kiss he begged for.
The one that meant goodbye.

Review:
This book, just where do I even start?

I loved J. R. Rogue's poetry book that I had read last year Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires. When I read that she had a novel coming out, I was so excited. Then I saw the cover, and come on you know its absolutely gorgeous. I mean look at it! Now that I've finished the book I love the cover even more. It makes me see how much thought the author has put into the book.

I absolutely loved the writing style. It was so beautifully written that it had me hooked right from the start. I also loved the characters, all broken and flawed in their own way. 

What I loved most about this book was the raw quality that comes across in it. It just reads so well and seems so believable. This book by no means is a happy and fun one. Its messy and tragic and heartbreaking. It forces you to see the ugly side of things and makes you change your perspective. 

And the ending. GODS. I. did. not. expect. that. So well written.

Overall, it was a powerful and raw book that will make you feel. Loved it.


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

My Journey: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer by Lavinia Urban is LIVE!

My Journey: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer.


2017 was one of the hardest times of my life. It was the year I was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
In this book I lay everything bare and tell you what it is really like living with cancer.


Add it on Goodreads HERE
You can buy it on Amazon HERE 
Price: £1.99/$2.99