Blog Tour (Book Spotlight): Northern Wrath (The Hanged God #1) – Thilde Kold Holdt

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Today is the first of my three stops for the The Write Reads blog tour for The Hanged God trilogy by Thilde Kold Holdt, and I am kicking it off with a spotlight on book one – Northern Wrath.

Please do check out the rest of the tour, and check back here on the 25th & 27th for my reviews of book two and three.

You can find my review for Northern Wrath HERE.

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Guest Post: Perspective on my Small Press Experience – Cate Pearce

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Today it is my pleasure to be hosting a guest post from Cate Pearce, author of the Black Crown series from Hansen House Press. The second book, Defenders of the Black Crown came out last week so please do check out the series. Today Cate is talking about her experience with publishing with a small press.

Book Summary:

Traitors of the Black Crown

Three women will betray the black crown. A Knight. A Duchess. A Queen.

Raena Schinen narrowly escaped when the Queen’s guard murdered her entire family. If Raena’s survival is exposed, she’ll be next. For fifteen years Raena has hidden as a male Knight, “Sir Rowan”, consumed by her vengeful desire to assassinate the Queen.

The moment Raena is close enough to exact her revenge, she is unexpectedly exiled to a foreign land. There she serves the common-born Duchess Aven Colby, whose suspicious kinship with the Queen further threatens Raena’s delicate secrets.

Just as they become united in a common goal to curb a looming invasion, unexpected heat and romance blossoms between “Sir Rowan” and Aven. The peril demands they set out on a journey to form clandestine political alliances, risking the Queen’s wrath, and drawing Raena and Aven closer together.

But no one in the kingdom could have imagined the sinister foe rising from below the surface. In order to save themselves and those they love, Raena, Aven, and the Queen must recognize who are the oppressors and who will unite against the Black Crown.

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Defenders of the Black Crown

The Queen is dead.

A new enemy is rising to power from beyond the coastline.

Raena, an heir to the throne, takes her place as ruler of Candor. But she cannot reveal her true identity as a woman or she will surely be executed.
Avenna, once a duchess, returns to her life as a commoner. She hardens her heart and leaves her true love Raena, but will a heinous assault reunite them?
Sylas, a Lord displaced, is forced to lead the refugees and prisoners out of the Boen slaughter. He may be the only one to stop the next war between dwellers of the ocean and the land.
And Bell, the noblewoman, finds the way to command a kingdom is sometimes through gaining the ear (and the bed) of a King.

In this second book of the Black Crown series, Raena, Aven, and their allies learn that it will take more than power and titles to overturn years of oppression, but they might die trying.

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Blog Tour (Book Spotlight): With Fire In Their Blood (Skeleton Keepers #1) – Kat Delacorte

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Today I am joining The Write Reads ultimate blog tour for With Fire in Their Blood by Kat Delacorte which comes out this thursday. I will have a full review up for this one as soon as life allows, because it was a fun read that brought together some really interesting elements.

Book Summary:

When sixteen-year-old Lilly arrives in Castello, she isn’t impressed.

A secluded town in the Italian mountains is not where she saw her last years of high school playing out.

Divided for generations by a brutal clan-family war, the two halves of Castello are kept from destroying each other by the mysterious General, a leader determined to maintain order and ‘purity’. . . whatever the cost.

Lilly falls in with the rebellious Liza, brooding Nico and sensitive Christian, and sparks begin to fly. But in a city where love can lead to ruin, Lilly isn’t sure she can trust anyone — not even herself.

And then she accidentally breaks Castello’s most important rule: when the General’s men come to test your blood, you’d better not be anything more than human…

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Blog Tour (Book Spotlight): Warrior of Light – William Heinzen

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Today I am belatedly joining the Escapists Tour for Warrior of Light by William Heinzen with an extract to whet your appetite and a chance to win a copy for yourself. I will also have a full review up on the blog as soon as life gets a bit more settled because I really enjoyed this one!

Please do check out the other stops on the tour.

Book Summary:

Tim Matthias has only ever known the peace of the South, but that peace is shattered when a group of mysterious creatures destroys his home. In search of answers, Tim discovers the poisoned wastelands of the North, where the Dark Lord Zadinn Kanas rules over all. It is here that Tim joins forces with a band of freedom fighters on a quest to find the Army of Kah’lash, a mythical force destined to serve those in need. At the same time, Tim must learn to use the magic of the Lifesource, for he is the Warrior of Light. As Tim struggles to accept his destiny, those around him must battle their way across the North, seeking a means to wage one last, desperate stand against Zadinn and his armies…

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Blog Tour (Book Spotlight): The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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Today I am joining the TBR & Beyond Tours blog tour for The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones with a spotlight post.

You can check out the schedyle for the tour and the other stops HERE.

Book Summary:

A magical, ethereal fantasy from IndieBound bestselling author Emily Lloyd-Jones.

Once upon a time, the kingdoms of Wales were rife with magic and conflict, and eighteen-year-old Mererid “Mer” is well-acquainted with both. She is the last living water diviner and has spent years running from the prince who bound her into his service. Under the prince’s orders, she located the wells of his enemies, and he poisoned them without her knowledge, causing hundreds of deaths. After discovering what he had done, Mer went to great lengths to disappear from his reach. Then Mer’s old handler returns with a proposition: use her powers to bring down the very prince that abused them both.

The best way to do that is to destroy the magical well that keeps the prince’s lands safe. With a motley crew of allies, including a fae-cursed young man, the lady of thieves, and a corgi that may or may not be a spy, Mer may finally be able to steal precious freedom and peace for herself. After all, a person with a knife is one thing…but a person with a cause can topple kingdoms.

The Drowned Woods—set in the same world as The Bone Houses but with a whole new, unforgettable cast of characters—is part heist novel, part dark fairy tale.

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Blog Tour (Book Spotlight): Survivors – Amy Marsden

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A little belated, but today I am joining the Escapist Tours blog tour for Survivors by Amy Marsden, with an extract to whet your appetite and also a chance to win a copy for yourself! Please do check out the rest of the tour.

Book Summary:

Jennifer planned to spend her 24th birthday having fun with her friends. Instead, she ends up running for her life through the dark streets of London.

Her world is torn apart by a new disease, the likes of which have never been seen before. The government’s decision to conceal its deadly nature exacerbates the panic, and in all the confusion Jennifer is bitten.

That’s it, right? Her life is over.

Wrong.

Immune to the viruses ravaging effects, Jennifer finds herself with a small group of survivors. Together they must fight to stay alive long enough for a cure to be found. Humanity won’t be beaten to easily.

But madness looms large, and safety seems forever out of reach.

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Cover Reveal: The Children of Chaos (The Cruel Gods #2) – Trudie Skies

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Today I am excited to be helping out with the cover reveal for The Children of Chaos, the second book in the magnificent Cruel Gods series by Trudie Skies which will be released on the 13th October 2022.

It’s almost time to return to Chime.

Map by Soraya Corcoran

Book Summary:

When the saints call, the sinners answer.

Chaos stalks the steam-powered city of Chime and threatens the existence of the gods and their domains. Kayl swore to protect Chime’s mortals from their gods’ cruel whims, but when she agrees to represent the mortals of a god long thought dead, Kayl is thrust into a political role that goes against everything she’s ever stood for.

As the newly appointed ambassador to the god of time, Quen’s goal is clear – protect Chime and the domains by any means necessary. But as the gods make their demands, Quen is caught between his loyalties and his conscience.

To ensure a future for all mortals, Kayl and Quen must unite the gods against the threat of chaos and decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for Chime – before the gods choose for them.

For the gods are capricious and have their own divine plans.

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Blog Tour (Book Spotlight): Envy (Seven Deadly and Four Novels) – Tim Beeden

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Today I am joining the Escapists Tours blog tour for Envy by Tim Beeden with an extract to whet your appetite and a chance to win a copy for yourself. Please do check out the rest of the tour.

Book Summary:

When Charlie Lightfoot plays his fiddle, people listen.

More importantly, they pay.

It could be that music is Charlie’s way out of a tough life on the Backstreets of Calver.

There are, however, plenty of people who are only too happy for Charlie to stay exactly where he is. Not only that, they’ll do whatever they can to keep him there.

But when Charlie decides to take his future in his own hands, he realises just how far-reaching the hands of others can be.

A story about always keeping your eye on someone else’s blessings.

“Envy is a Seven Deadly and Four novel set in and around the notorious city built on a hill – Calver. Once within the city’s great walls, you’ll encounter such luminaries as Auntie, Drunk Morgan, Mr Lunk, Blind Watch ‘em, as well as Charlie Lightfoot and his friends. Just remember to watch your step, keep your wits about and carry something pointy.”

The Seven Deadly and Four books have been described as “ideal for fans of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.”

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Cover Reveal: The Alchemy of Sorrow

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Today I am delighted to be joining the cover reveal for The Alchemy of Sorrow, a fantasy & sci-fi anthology of grief and hope. This project was successfully funded on kickstarter (and one that I immediately backed!) and will be released for the wider audience on November 1st 2022, which with the way this year has been going won’t be long at all! This collection is absolutely fantastic (I will have a review up on the blog soon), and the cover is simply stunning… don’t believe me? Just keep reading and see for youself!

The Authors:

M.L. Wang, K.S. Villoso, Intisar Khanani, Sonya M. Black, Angela Boord, Levi Jacobs, Krystle Matar, Virginia McClain, Quenby Olson, Carol A. Park, Madolyn Rogers, Rachel Emma Shaw & Clayton Snyder

The Editors:

Sarah Chorn – lead editor

Virginia McClain – acquiring editor/coordinator

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Book Summary:

Here be dragons and sorcery, time travel and sorrow.

Vicious garden gnomes. A grounded phoenix rider. A new mother consumed with vengeance. A dying god. Soul magic.

These stories wrestle with the experience of loss—of loved ones, of relationships, of a sense of self, of health—and forge a path to hope as characters fight their way forward.

From bestsellers and SPFBO finalists to rising voices, 13 exceptionally talented authors explore the many facets of grief and healing through the lens of fantasy and sci-fi. 

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