Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sunrise and a Linky


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Monday, December 11, 2017

Free Epic Fantasy - The Elusive Heir

Introducing a New Epic
Fantasy Series by Rin Grey

Guarding Honour
Prophecy Unravelled Book 0

Guarding Honour (Prophecy Unravelled Book 0) by [Grey, Rin]

About the Book:

Title: Guarding Honour | Author: Rin Grey | Genre: Sword and Sorcery | Pages: 42 | Recommended Age: Young Adult

Book Description:

A short story set in the Prophecy Unravelled world.

When you’ve been quiet too long, risk can be its own reward.

City Guard Digger hangs onto his honour fiercely, despite realising that laws he enforces are just a charade. Until his captain orders him to do the unthinkable: kill a man without trial.

His refusal could cost him everything, including his life. But honour wins. Pursued by his fellow guards, he has no chance of escape.

Until she arrives.

She saves his life.

Will he find the courage to change his life for the better?

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My Review:

Guarding Honour was a great introduction to a new epic fantasy series by Rin Grey called Prophecy Unravelled. This prequel has plenty of action and meaningful characters. You find out how Digger meets the powerful mage Elizabeth and why he decides to stick with her. It also gives you a deeper look at Elizabeth and how she cares about people who have been wronged. This short story is appropriate for young adults and up.


Elusive Heir
Prophecy Unravelled Book 1

Elusive Heir (Prophecy Unravelled Book 1) by [Grey, Rin]

About the Book:

Title: Elusive Heir | Author: Rin Grey | Genre: Epic Fantasy | Pages: 110 | Recommended Age: New Adult

Book Description:

Runaway. Outcast. Renegade.

A powerful family's only hope of finding their missing child.

Fifty years ago, Elizabeth's untrained magic nearly killed her family. The only way to keep them safe was to run as far as she could. Now she's back, in control, and hiding powerful secrets.

Seventy three years of experience and regret, in a magically enhanced, twenty five year old body, Elizabeth is the only one who can find and bring back her family's heir.

Her grandson.

To bring him home, she's going to have to return to the Dome and face up to the people who taught her to control her magic, and then rejected her.

The people who now have a desperate plan for her fate.

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My Review:

Elusive Heir is the first book in Rin Grey's new epic fantasy series called Prophecy Unravelled. The story moves quickly with a good amount of magic, adventure, intrigue, and lost loves (familial and romantic). The characters are complex, creating an interest to learn more about them. This is not a stand-alone book, so be prepared to commit to the series. I am certainly looking forward to reading more. Please note that the content is geared towards new adults and up.


About the Author:
Rin Grey

Rin Grey

Rin Grey is the fantasy pen name for romance author Rinelle Grey. Her stories have the same overall feeling and eventual happily ever after, as well as a strong romantic theme, but don’t necessarily meet all the typical romance conventions. Characters may betray other characters, cheat, or go through more than one partner over the course of the story. If these bother you, I’d recommend you click away now!



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Friday, December 8, 2017

3 Free Science-Fiction Romances and a Linky


The three science-fiction romances below are FREE on Amazon Kindle. They are the first books in their series. Some might leave you hanging, but at least you can decide if you like the series before spending any money. Click on the titles in blue to go to Amazon.

Book 1

The Gypsy Pearl Book 1: Caren by [London, Lia]

My Review:

Caren is the first book in the Gypsy Pearl series. It's a science-fiction fantasy story with a fourteen-year-old girl named Caz. She has always lived in space, but dreamed of exploring planets. When she's bullied and defends herself, the offense is the tipping point and she's sent to a boys and girls juvenile detention center on the planet, Caren.

She meets a strange creature in space that is protecting a gypsy pearl. The gypsies call the creature King and they all travel together to the same planet. King gives her grief and so do her roommates in juvie. A storm hits and chaos ensues. A girl dies, another is missing, and Caz is attacked. Follow Caz in this exciting adventure as she finds out who she can trust and learns about the mystery of the pearl. There's even a budding romance.


Book 1

The Liftsal Guardians by [Moody, Alexandra]

My Review:

The Liftsal Gaurdians is the first book in an exciting young adult science-fiction series. Sloane is a trained warrior and was the best in the academy until she had to leave with her dad and siblings. She meets her match when she goes looking for her lost brother on another planet and is taken by an alien who is also a skilled fighter. She learns about two new races and one of them is evil. It's a story about survival, family, courage, and sacrificial love.


Book 1
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Her Robot Wolf (Shamans & Shifters Space Opera Book 1) by [Schwartz, Jenny]


My Review:

When I first saw the title for Her Robot Wolf, I didn't think that it would be any good. It was for free on Amazon, so I decided to at least give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's really well written. It's an action-packed science-fiction fantasy romance. It's almost too much, almost overboard, but it isn't. There are some sensual moments, but no sex scenes, so it's more appropriate for older teenagers and new adults.


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bianca: The Brave Frail and Delicate Princess

Bianca: The Brave Frail
and Delicate Princess


About the Book:

Title: Bianca: The Brave Frail and Delicate Princess | Author: Meg Welch Dendler | Pages: 216 | Genre: Fantasy | Recommended Age: Middle Grades 5 - 7

Book Description:

Princess Bianca had never set foot outside the castle walls. Not once in her over-protected, pink, fluffy life. But when a dragon was spotted in the land and fear spread that the monster had conquered the king and his brave knights, Bianca realized that it was her duty to protect her kingdom. She will have to prove that she can be braver and stronger than anyone believed because the threat outside the protection of her castle tower was more dangerous and magical than she ever imagined possible, except in a fairy tale.

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What People are Saying on Amazon:

"Meg Welch Dendler has created a fairy-tale masterpiece. Reminiscent of fairy-tales of old, readers will fall in love with Bianca. Her adventures are appealing to boys and girls of all ages. Complete with a dragon, fairies, and the requisite witch, Bianca the Brave Frail and Delicate Princess is an endearing story that will endure. Brava!" by Marion Marchetto, author of The Bridgewatter Chronicles

"I love books with strong female characters and think they are so important especially for the younger readers. So many great underlying themes dispersed throughout the book; courage, defying stereotypes, being open minded, kindness, breaking out of gender norms. I would definitely recommend this one to read with your kids, boys and girls alike." by Read.Explore.Repeat

"If you are looking for a children’s book that will give yourself and your little ones hours of reading pleasure, look not further. This is it." by Sherry Fundin


About the Author:
Meg Dendler


Meg Dendler has considered herself a writer since she won a picture book contest in 5th grade and entertained her classmates with ongoing sequels for the rest of the year. Beginning serious work as a freelancer in the '90s while teaching elementary and middle school, Meg has over one hundred articles in print, including interviews with Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. She has won contests with her short stories and poetry, along with multiple international awards for her best-selling "Cats in the Mirror" alien rescue cat children's book series. Meg is an editor with Pen-L Publishing and also does editing work for independent and self-publishing authors.

Meg and her family (including four cats and her dog, Max) live in Arkansas.


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Birthday Boy Turns 21 and a Linky!


My son turned 21 last Friday! In these photos he's wearing new clothes that he bought with my mother-in-law. I've included one of Samantha who also recently had a birthday, but because she was in hospital I didn't get a photo of her. She's also wearing a new outfit and her hair is purple, but it's not permanent.

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Jeremiah

Samantha


Princess Blog Tour Mug

Last week I received this mug in the mail as a gift from C.S. Johnson for participating in the Once Upon a Princess Blog Tour. Now it's my morning coffee mug. Thanks C.J.!





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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dragon School: First Flight

Dragon School:
First Flight

Dragon School: First Flight by [Wilson, Sarah K. L.]

About the Book:

Title: Dragon School: First Flight | Author: Sarah K. L. Wilson | Genre: Fantasy Adventure | Pages: 104 | Recommended Age: Young Adult

Book Description:

Sixteen-year-old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else – with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon Riders.

But Amel has a crippled leg and Dragon School training is grueling. Before she can even become an initiate, she must complete her First Flight on a dragon.

Can Amel survive First Flight and become a Dragon School initiate or will her dreams dash on the rocks below?

Fans of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon Riders of Pern, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon and Rachel E. Carter’s First Year will love Dragon School.

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My Review:

Dragon School: First Flight is a coming-of-age fantasy novella by Sarah K. L. Wilson. The main character is a handicapped sixteen-year-old girl named Amel. She has always loved dragons and dreamed of learning to fly. Her need for a crutch has put her at a severe disadvantage on the rocky mountain cliff where the dragon school is located. The other students don't even bother making friends with her, because they have already figured that she will probably die during the perilous training. The author brings this story to life with vivid descriptions, strong characters, and dangerous adventure.

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About the Author:
Sarah K. L. Wilson

Sarah K L Wilson


USA Today bestselling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson, hails from the rocky Canadian Shield in Northern Ontario where she lives with her husband and two small boys. Her interests include the outdoors, history, and philosophy. Her books are always about fantastical adventures in other worlds.



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Friday, December 1, 2017

6 Free Epic Fantasy Novels and a Linky


All of the books below are FREE on Amazon Kindle. They are the first books in their series. Yes, these books will leave you hanging, but at least you can decide if you like the series before spending any money. Click on the titles in blue to go to Amazon.


Five:  The Power Rising: (Epic Fantasy Series, Action Adventure, Magic, Sword Sorcery, Mystery, Romance, Family Saga) : First Prequel to Chest of Souls (Prequel 1 to Chest of Souls) by [Erickson, Michelle]

My Review:

Five: The Power Rising is the first book in the epic fantasy prequel to Chest of Souls. Michelle Erickson is a great storyteller. All her characters are interesting and their lives exciting. This novel is packed with action, adventure, sword and sorcery. The protagonist, Ammon of Rozan-Steading, is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Wherever he goes, he brings change. He's such a likable character and the pace of the story keeps you so hooked that I could hardly put this book down. I read it within a couple of days and I plan to get more books in the series.



Chest of Souls: (Epic Fantasy Series, Magic, Action & Adventure, Sword & Sorcery, Mystery, Romance, Family Saga)  Epic Fantasy Series Book 1 by [Erickson, Michelle]

My Review:

The Chest of Souls is an exciting epic fantasy by Michelle Erickson. The story begins with Brenna and Talon, the female and male protagonists, as children growing up. With the help of their parents and others, they face threats from evil forces and horrible monsters. There's a lot of mystery as to what the chest of souls is, but the destinies of the two children are explained. You can easily lose yourself in this magical realm as you follow the action and adventure of these two and the imperfect adults that make up their world. I'm looking forward to reading more books in this series.


The Dragonslayer's Sword

The Dragonslayer's Sword: The Dragonslayer Series: Book One of Four by [Nelson, Resa]

My Review:

The Dragonslayer's Sword is an epic fantasy adventure by Resa Nelson. It's an exciting sword and sorcery series, but it also carries a deeper message. It's a heart-wrenching story about love and sacrifice, overcoming cruel abuse, and finding one's identity against the odds. The protagonist is Astrid who experiences firsthand the wickedness of people, but she sees the good in others too. She never gives up and perseveres through great trials and inspires others to do likewise.

The first book is laced with a more hopeful undertone. Astrid is a hard-working female who learns a man's trade, namely blacksmithing. She thinks she is just a blacksmith, but finds out that there is so much more to her than she realized. Each book in the series has a good stopping point with a few loose ends and this one is bittersweet.


Dragonfly

Dragonfly: Book One of the Dragonfly Series by [Nelson, Resa]

My Review:

Dragonfly takes off from where the Dragonslayer series ends and follows the life of Astrid's daughter, Greeta. The girl never met her mother and doesn't realize how different she really is from the tribe where her father settled and raised her. Betrayed by two people that she loves, she leaves the village and soon finds herself in a dangerous situation. The world is even stranger than she thinks with people who twist the truth. Will she be able to warn her village before it's too late? This book has a cliffhanger ending.

The God Decrees

The God Decrees: Devan Chronicles Book 1 by [Cooper, Mark E.]

My Review:

The God Decrees is an entertaining sword and sorcery, romance fantasy about a nineteen-year-old girl named Julia who is snatched from the modern world and finds herself in a castle. She arrives when the castle is under attack. People are dying and she is their last hope, but she's just a normal girl, so that hope quickly fades. Find out how Julia discovers that she has an important role to play and the interesting people that she meets. I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.



The Elvish Prophecy (The Paladin Chronicles Book 1) by [Port, Neil]

My Review:

The Elvish Prophecy is an entertaining epic fantasy with plenty of action, adventure, and a bit of romance. The characters are well developed and likable. There's great dialogue too. Fate or Destiny brings the three heroes together. They are a mercenary tribesman, a gypsy orphan girl, and an elf princess. Will they be able to stay alive long enough to unite their kingdoms against the enemy that is an even greater force than all of their's combined? This book has a small amount of sexuality in it and so it's more appropriate for older teens and new adults.


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