Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Rookie by Abigail Owen Blitz and #Giveaway


The Rookie
Abigail Owen
(ire’s Edge #2)
Published by: Entangled: Amara
Publication date: April 22nd 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Playing with dragons will only get your burned.
To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way.
Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away.
However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera…
EXCERPT:
The familiar sweet ache of fulfillment filled Sera’s body, warmth spreading out from her core. She wanted to revel in it, lie replete in her lover’s arms. Except Aidan had already faded from the unfocused mist of another realm.
“No,” she called after him. Don’t go. Don’t leave me.
The mist faded more. I’m dreaming.
The sting of disappointment wasn’t enough to lance the bubble surrounding her. She didn’t want to leave, or for the dream to end. Even as she tried to draw him back to her, to keep him with her, the dream slowly being replaced by cold, stark reality.
No,” she moaned.
Strong hands at her shoulders, even more solid than in her dreams, yanked her the rest of the way into the real world. Her dream world faded, and she opened her eyes to collide with intense sky-blue eyes. Concerned eyes. Searching eyes.
His name punched from her lips. “Aidan.”
The residual sensations from her dream, still buffeting her body, didn’t fade nearly as fast, leaving her both keyed up and needy. She never woke to the man leaning over her.
Just a taste.
Not thinking it through, Sera pushed up with one elbow and pressed her lips to his, needing that contact more than she could say. Aidan stiffened, but didn’t pull back. So, she kissed him again, lingering over the touch, savoring the taste of him, the citrus and smoke scent of him all around her. Strangely familiar, but she didn’t linger over that thought, too focused on the man.
This Aidan was real.
Before he could kiss her back, or she tried to take it further, the rest of her sleep-fog drifted away, and harsh reality intruded. She was in her bedroom, the pale light of early morning filtering in through the white blinds and curtains covering her window.
Aidan was here to keep her safe. Only to keep her safe.
I shouldn’t be doing this.
With a groan, Sera dropped back to the bed, flopping an arm across her eyes so she didn’t have to see his reaction. “Sorry.”


Author Bio:
Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.
No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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The Starfarer by Petra Landon Blitz and #Giveaway


The Starfarer
Petra Landon
(The Araloka Chronicles #2)
Publication date: November 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
A feisty farmer with a dangerous heritage and a mysterious starfarer from a mighty race engage in a delicate dance of love, faith, longing and survival, while the sector burns around them!
A powerful entity readies to join the brutal war in Sector Araloka. The Ur’quay’s return to their old stomping grounds will have repercussions for the sector — affecting the present, changing the future and shining more light on the past.
Sila
Sila Gatherer hides a deadly secret on a rural planet. Until an accidental encounter with an alien starship changes her life. Threatened, exiled and adrift, Sila must learn to survive far from home and everything familiar.
Zh’hir
Star Captain Zh’hir Mu’raat is Ur’quay – legendary starfarers renowned as warriors and explorers. On a desperate mission to a distant corner of the galaxy, his world collides with Sila’s. Thrown together, the starfarer and his accidental captive forge an extraordinary bond.

The farmer & the starfarer

Drawn to each other despite the odds, Sila and the Star Captain must fight for a future together as the war, her ability, Ur’quay tradition and a complicated legacy test their faith. When a powerful foe threatens their new coalition, they race against time to unravel a centuries-old secret. With the fate of Sector Araloka and the Ur’quay at stake, can the starfarer follow his heart or will history repeat itself again …
Author’s Note : This is the second book in The Araloka Chronicles, a collection of SciFi Romance & Space Opera with swashbuckling adventure. The story is standalone, though the reader’s experience will be enhanced if the books are read in order.
EXCERPT:
After what seemed an agonizingly long wait, Sila sat up cautiously, her wary eyes on the prone male lying a few feet away on the ground. She watched him silently, only moving when his breaths appeared unchanged to her untrained eyes. Clasping the blanket more securely around her, she turned towards the shower enclosure. In the end, she could manage only a few steps from the bed before a calloused palm encircled her ankle. Sila glanced back with a frightened gasp. The male lay in the same posture as before but now his strange gold eyes were open and staring up at her, their glitter pronounced despite the diffused light. The hand she had noted relaxing by his side now held her by the ankle in an implacable, but not ungentle, grip. She tugged her captured foot experimentally; his response was to squeeze it gently without letting go. He said something undecipherable to her in his deep, growly voice with the guttural notes. But with her translation device pinned to her drying work-suit, Sila could not comprehend him. Ensnared by the strange unblinking eyes, she shook her head frantically to convey that she did not understand him. Letting go off her ankle, he propelled himself fluidly off the floor in a move that had Sila taking a wary step away from him. He made no move to come closer, staring down at her from his greater height.
“Sit” he growled in Alliance Standard, pointing at the bed and Sila found herself perching nervously on it.
He shot her a last look before striding away to the enclosure. Before Sila could contemplate making a move, he strode back to hold his hand out to her. The open palm with the web-like spikes between the fingers held the translation device. He had retrieved it from her work-suit, Sila surmised. This time, she knew why he offered her the device. Retrieving it gingerly off his palm to hold it loosely in her fist, she pondered where to pin it on the blanket she wore in lieu of clothes.
“Going somewhere?” the Ur’quay male inquired.
At his words, she turned her attention back to him. The device, Sila realized, seemed to work just fine in her fist.
He stepped back from her to meet her eyes. “Before, when I stopped you” he clarified patiently. “Where were you going?”
“Umm … just to the”, she gestured towards the shower enclosure, “to get my clothes.”
He cocked his head, the mysterious unblinking eyes studying her. “It is not dry yet. Use the blanket for now.”
Sila hitched the blanket about her shoulders nervously, wishing she could read his expression more clearly. It was too dark to discern much except the glint in his eyes when he occasionally came into the path of the light seeping through the open archway.
“Would you like more illumination?” he offered.
Sila hesitated, conscious that all she had on was a blanket. She’d much prefer to be properly clothed before facing him in brighter light.
“I can see as well if not better in the dark” he said, the guttural tones even.
Sila flushed, perfectly comprehending what he meant to convey to her. Strange as it was, the Ur’quay seemed to share her ability, except it was clear that this male possessed formidable control over his mind. Much more than her, who he seemed to read like a book. Sila, never having met anyone with this advantage over her, didn’t know what to make of it — whether to be excited by the prospect, particularly when she had thought herself to be different from everyone, or afraid of his ability to read her mind.
“You’re reading my thoughts again” she stammered out, a tad accusingly.
“Did I not ask you to protect them, Terran?” he growled back in response.
Unlike everyone else she had met in her life, Sila did not have to work to block him from her mind. He was an absolutely blank slate — she could hear nothing and sense nothing from him. Since stepping foot on this starship, her mind had been uncluttered, with only her thoughts for company. As far as Sila was concerned, it was the only saving grace of her entire ordeal.
She glanced away, to pluck at her blanket again. “I don’t know how to.”
Sila sighed, unutterably candid. On this topic, evasiveness would serve no purpose. “Not with you. You seem to hear my thoughts no matter what I do.”
“I will teach you” he declared.
Sila stared up at him, rendered speechless by his offer.
“Do not worry. The blanket covers you well.”
Before Sila could respond, he said something inaudible and the lights in the room brightened. Though not as harsh as the previous cell, it did allow her to clearly note his expression. She stood up to face him, blanket clutched tight. For the first in their acquaintance, she allowed her eyes to wander over him without fear. The large expanse of muscled bronze skin seemed flushed, a stark contrast to the scales on his lower body. His eyes studied her damp hair unblinkingly with an expression Sila found hard to decipher.
“When will you send me back to the other cell?” she inquired diffidently.
He cocked his head, clearly puzzled. “The other cell?”
“The one where I was before. This one is much nicer.”
“This is not a holding cell” he growled in outrage, the glitter in his eyes pronounced. “This is my rest-chamber” he informed her through gritted teeth.
Despite the growls and palpable ire, he was careful to keep his distance. It reassured Sila immeasurably. Some of her natural effervescence reasserted itself.
“Rest-chamber? Oh, you mean this is your room. It is very nice — much warmer than the cell, with a really nice shower. Thank you for letting me use it.”
For the first time since she’d met him, he looked uncomfortable.
“I apologize, Terran. We are not used to prisoners on this starship and did not anticipate that your species needs warmer temperatures and more frequent sustenance than us.”
“Oh, I thought perhaps you did not feed your prisoners” she remarked guilelessly.
The unblinking eyes zeroed in on her. “Ur’quay are signatories to a charter on the treatment of prisoners of war. We do not believe in starving them” he informed her regally.
Sila stared at him, slack-jawed in shock. “Am I … are you saying that I’m a prisoner of war?”


Author Bio:
An avid reader all her life, only recently has Petra allowed her own imagination to run riot. She loves to travel and reads everything she can get her hands on. Her idea of a good read is one where the story and characters linger, long after the book has been set aside. She strives to write fantasy with vivid characters and elements of adventure, mystery and romance juxtaposed together, since those are the tales she has enjoyed the most over the years. To share the stories swirling in her imagination is a labor of love and a lifelong dream come true for Petra.

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Returned by Charlene Johnson Tour & #Giveaway


Returned
Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 4
by Charlene Johnson
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Broderick and Elise were finally rekindling their relationship after being apart for decades when she is taken from the balcony of their family home. He suspects Elijah, an ancient Mayan vampire is the one who took her. He is the vampire who found her in the forest after her transformation and taught her everything she needed to know about her new vampire life.
Finding out any information about Elijah has proven to be problematic.There is no written record of his existence.
A series of shocking revelations brings Broderick and his team closer to finding Elijah and Elise.
But Elise is not the only one who has been taken. Weres from across multiple were communities are also missing.
The fate of Elise and the missing weres comes down to the self-sacrifice of a single were-jaguar.
Will the love story Broderick and Elise fought so hard for end here?

Dawned
Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 3 (Prequel)

From the Circle of the Red Scorpion series, is the love story that started it all.
Deep in the forest, Broderick Devereaux found her so unexpectedly and was instantly mesmerized.
He was the dark, handsome stranger Elise Munro dreamed of but never thought she’d find.
Despite their differences, Broderick and Elise started a life together and thought they had it all.  But internal demons and secrets threatened to destroy their happiness. 
While Elise was becoming a celebrated artist, Broderick tirelessly fought to put Solomon Blackwell, a ruthless sociopath and wealthy businessman who befriended his wife behind bars.  Putting Solomon in prison became Broderick’s obsession as his relationship with his wife imploded.  Was Solomon behind the chasm that separated them?
Broderick and Elise loved each other but was their love enough?








Avenged
Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 2

Broderick Devereaux receives an invitation to his son, Drake’s wedding, and he decides to make a last-ditch effort to repair their broken relationship. 



When Solomon Blackwell, the Rogue vampire who was instrumental in destroying his life two decades ago, sets his sights on Drake’s wife, Ebony; he vows not to allow history to repeat itself. He knows better than anyone that Blackwell will stop at nothing to possess her. 


To protect her and his son, Broderick must tell Drake the shocking family secret he’s withheld from him his whole life.
Drake and Ebony are living the life they both dreamed of until Ebony vanishes. As Solomon initiates his daring plan, Broderick, Drake, and the Circle of the Red Scorpion race against time to find Ebony and stop the Rogue vampire from destroying Drake’s life.
A fierce battle between the two factions comes to a surprising end, and the shocking conclusion of Avenged brings Broderick to his knees. Can his team help him stop the new menace threatening to destroy the world?








Shattered
Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 1

Beneath the flashing lights and the throbbing beat of the music in an LA night club, Drake Devereaux admits he's grown tired of his playboy lifestyle and vows to change it. Haunted by a devastating tragedy in his past, he's never dated a woman he could love.



Ebony Jordan lives a mundane life but longs for the hot, steamy nights she writes in her romance novels. She can write happy endings in her stories but never one herself.


Drake and Ebony meet by chance and know it is more than a casual fling. Their attraction is immediate and all consuming. They share a passionate kiss and an unforgettable night of sex. When he opens the door to her innermost fantasies, she starts to believe in the impossible. When Drake allows his fears to separate them, Ebony must face the stark reality - happily ever after only happens in fairytales.

Solomon Blackwell, a powerful Rogue vampire, sees Ebony and is stunned by her resemblance to the woman he loved and lost decades ago. Ebony rouses his bloodlust and her sexy body sets him on fire. He will stop at nothing to claim her soul.

When an unexpected tragedy brings Drake and Ebony back together, Drake is given a second chance. He must to face the consequences of his actions and protect the woman he loves from a dangerous man who has set his sights on her. Will Drake and Ebony's love survive or will it be shattered by an obsessed vampire who threatens to tear their world apart?

In a high rise above the city, Broderick Devereaux holds clandestine meetings to formulate a plan to protect his only son and the woman his son loves from the Rogue vampire he's pursued unsuccessfully for more than two decades. The same cruel, sadistic vampire who also destroyed his life. Will history repeat itself?








Charlene is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives in Sacramento, California where she spent the last 33 years working at Northrop Grumman.



Books have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for good measure. She also started writing poetry in grade school and continues to do so today. 


Being an avid reader, the consummate daydreamer and an incurable romantic with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters and story lines because she realized she had her own stories to tell. 

She is married to John, who believes she can do anything. She has a son, Ty; a daughter, Danika; and four beautiful grandchildren, Aries, Victoria, Maya, and Tobias.

Besides reading and writing, she also enjoys photography, travel, music, and great movies.





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Once Upon a Murder by D.E. Dennis Tour & #Giveaway




Once Upon a Murder
A Fairy Tale Mystery Book 1
by D.E. Dennis
Genre: Cozy Mystery 

In the town of Castle Rock, many residents live a fairy life but not all get a fairy tale ending.
The home of Michael Grimm is a unique place where the line between the haves and the have-nots might as well have been a canyon. The gated community of Fairy Tails houses the wealthy, royal, and connected while the simple townsfolk they ignore putter about their lives on the other side.
Despite the embittered classes, not much happens in their divided town and Michael, along with his sister Monica, struggle to keep the doors of Grimm Investigations open.
That is until Preston Charming, the wealthy son of one of the most powerful families in Fairy Tails, is found murdered in Siren Woods. The Grimm siblings eagerly take the case, but soon Michael finds himself on a collision course with the scars of the past and people who inflicted them.
Amid old enemies, abandoned shoes, hardened servant girls, and infamous parties; will Michael solve this homicidal puzzle before the killer sees to it he doesn't get his happy ever after?


**only .99 cents!!**


D.E. Dennis grew up in the United States but has spent most of her life within the pages of a book. A great novel has the ability to transport you to another time or place and she loves all the worlds she has had the opportunity to visit.


Now, she spends her time traveling the world and visiting new (and real) places and cultures as her love of being transported to another place only grew as she got older.

When D.E. Dennis is not writing, she is reading, eating cheesecake, and changing countries.





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Frostbitten by Destiny Hawkins Tour & #Giveaway



Frostbitten: Book 3
The Ice Rose Series
by Destiny Hawkins
Genre: Paranormal Romance, LGBT

I thought that I saw her. I know I did…


But she was dead, and she died a long time ago.

After being attacked by anti-supernatural soldiers, Alexa and I were taken in by a pack of Alaskan werewolves with plans on fighting back, and although grateful that we were given a home and shelter, it was hard to face a werewolf named Loren who resembled a woman that Alexa once loved. She was also the most unpleasant pack member of them all.

That’s why when I spotted a woman in a white dress with long brown locks and glistening sun colored eyes, I knew that it wasn’t Loren, but who could it be if Esha was dead?

Was I just seeing things from Alexa’s memories?

Or did the love of her life never actually die at all?



**only 99 cents**


Frostbitten: Book 2
The Ice Rose Series

I never thought that my life would ever change. Not like this.


Only a short while ago, I was debating suicide, but then I met Alexa and my entire world flipped upside down. Light became dark, and darkness became beauty. For what seemed to be the end was just the beginning.

I was reborn and made into a new person, and for that I owed her my life, but I found myself wanting to give her more.

To do more…

But with her dark past and haunting memories, there was no guarantee that she would ever let me in.

It was hard to compete with the dead.



**only 99 cents**


Frostbitten
The Ice Rose Series Book 1

I wanted to die that night. I wanted it all to end.


I stood at the edge of the rooftop ready to jump when my tired eyes met her glowing blues.



They weren’t natural. Nothing about her was natural, but I wasn’t afraid.

It wasn’t until her ice-cold fangs sunk into my neck did I find myself terrified.

But why?

Wasn’t death what I wanted? For once, wasn’t I getting exactly what I wished for?

Maybe I had hoped that in death, I would be reborn.

Who knows, maybe I would be.



**only 99 cents**


Destiny Hawkins is a multi-genre author with a dark imagination and a love for magic.
She enjoys cooking, running, swimming, listening to music, reading, and of course watching anime filled with fantasy! Her favorite genres to read and work in are Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal, Romance, Dystopian, Sci-fi, and young adult. After three years of writing she has published almost 20 books and she has many more coming!




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Monday, April 22, 2019

Fire Season by Stephen Blackmoore (Eric Carter #4)

Fire Season

My Rating: 5 stars
Written by: Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter (Book 4)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: DAW
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
ISBN-10: 0756412943
ISBN-13: 978-0756412944
Genre: Dark Fantasy

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The fourth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

Los Angeles is burning.

During one of the hottest summers the city has ever seen, someone is murdering mages with fires that burn when they shouldn't, that don't stop when they should. Necromancer Eric Carter is being framed for the killings and hunted by his own people.

To Carter, everything points to the god Quetzalcoatl coming after him, after he defied the mad wind god in the Aztec land of the dead. But too many things aren't adding up, and Carter knows there's more going on.

If he doesn't figure out what it is and put a stop to it fast, Quetzalcoatl won't just kill him, he'll burn the whole damn city down with him.

Fire Season (Eric Carter #4)Fire Season by Stephen Blackmoore

This is my first read by Stephen Blackmoore but I’m sure it won’t be my last. Although, I’m jumping into this series four books in, I was quickly sweep away into the marvelous world Blackmoore created for Eric Carter.

Carter has been framed for gruesome murders while he hunts for the deity causing all this mayhem.

The story proceeds at manic pace keeping you riveted to every single word.

I received this ARC copy of Fire Season from Berkley Publishing Group - DAW. This is my honest and voluntary review. Fire Season is set for publication on April 16, 2019.





American Witch by Thea Harrison

American Witch

My Rating: 5 stars
Written by: Thea Harrison
Print Length: 420 pages
Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC
Publication Date: April 29, 2019
Genre: Fantasy Romance

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Power can change a person…

For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.

Revenge can shape a person…

Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.

Danger can bring them together…

When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.

As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.

As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?

American WitchAmerican Witch by Thea Harrison

Molly Sullivan has just met with one of the most upsetting life changes, she discovers her husband has cheated on her again. Fed up she confronts her husband, initiating an even bigger life change…her magical witchy power. She had no idea magic existed, but she is confronted by one of her husband’s co-workers, Josiah Mason, a powerful witch in his own right.

While divorcing her husband, she uncovers papers that put a target on her life but might actually lead to what Josiah has spent centuries trying to accomplish…REVENGE.

Romantic chemistry ignites between Josiah and Molly, but she is no push over, willing to take a back seat to his revenge. Molly is strong, resourceful and an emerging powerhouse in her own right. The clock is counting down as the evil that has plagued Josiah and his coven continue to hunt them down.

Its like Christmas morning when Thea Harrison releases another book! To say I’m a fan girl would be an understatement but there you go… I loved it.

I received this ARC copy of American Witch from Victory Editing NetGalley Co-Op. This is my honest and voluntary review. American Witch is set for publication April 29, 2019.



Ruins of Fate by Jamie A Waters (Omni Towers .5)

Ruins of Fate

My Rating: 5 stars
Written by: Jamie A. Waters
Series: The Omni Towers Series
Sequence in Series: Prequel
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Jamie Waters
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
ISBN-10: 1949524027
ISBN-13: 978-1949524024
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Scifi

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One wrong decision, and the future will crumble…

Skye Levanthe traded everything she owned in order to secure a place for herself and her son, Veridian, in a scavenging camp.

But all contracts have an expiration date.

Desperate to obtain the resources they need to survive, Skye agreed to navigate the dangerous ruins of fallen cities to search for tradeable materials. When a strange storm forced Skye and her scavenging partner into forbidden territory controlled by The Omni Towers, a ruin collapsed, nearly taking their lives and destroying countless others.

Only one other person survived the ruin collapse: a mysterious young girl named Kayla.

Faced with the decision to save her son or abandon her new foster daughter to a terrible fate, Skye agreed to the only possible course of action—to go into exile and take on the Omni traders in their own den.

No one ever said survival would be easy.

And every choice has consequences.

Ruins of Fate (The Omni Towers, Prequel)Ruins of Fate by Jamie A. Waters

I loved the Omni Towers series, so it was no surprise that I devoured the prequel of how it all began.

This is the story of Skye, a single mother, trying to make a life for herself and her son outside the towers. When a young girl named Kayla is discovered in a collapsed ruin, Skye must make some very difficult decisions…to give up the girl to her own fate or move on from the life she has worked so hard to build for her and her son. Tensions were already high in the camp where they live so adding another mouth to feed without the ability to work for the group is never going to be accepted. But no child would ever survive on their own.

This the events that lead up to Kayla’s story and reminded just why I enjoyed reading Jamie A. Waters’ storytelling so much. I somehow missed the release of the past few books and now will be adding them to my soon to be reading shelf.

I received this copy of Ruins of Fate from Jamie A. Waters. This is my honest and voluntary review.



The Scorpion's Daughter by Juliet Vane (Luminous Lands, Prequel)

The Scorpion's Daughter
by Juliet Vane

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Luminous Lands - Prequel
Publication Date: April 15, 2019
Publisher: Juliet Vane
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 32 pages
Available from: Amazon
Ruthlessness comes with a price.
The Scorpion Raiders are a ruthless clan, traveling through the jungle and raiding villages and caravans. As the only child of their leader, Claire has lived a safe, comfortable life tucked away from their violence. Her one desire is to join her father, but he refuses to allow it.
Her safe life has one major perk—her best friend, Gavin. But just when their friendship builds into something deeper, Claire finally gets the chance she’s been waiting for—a chance to join the Scorpion Raiders and win her father’s affection.
Will she choose love with Gavin, or will she choose the quality her father treasures above all others—ruthlessness?



The Scorpion's Daughter by Juliet Vane
(Luminous Lands, Prequel)

The Scorpion's Daughter (Luminous Lands Prequel)She idolized the life her absentee father led as she lived a life of quiet comfort and safety. As the leader of the Scorpion Raiders, Claire’s father held strength, power and wealth beyond imagination in the romantic eyes of a child. When the opportunity arises for her join his clan, Claire’s dreams darken into a brutal reality far different from the adventures she imagined.

THE SCORPION’S DAUGHTER by Juliet Vane is a tale of a child’s fantasy and belief in the larger-than-life persona of a parent, while the reality could be anything but.

Although short on pages, Ms. Vane’s ability to create an atmosphere that becomes reality and characters that grow is phenomenal! A wonderful prequel to introduce the harsh world of the Scorpion Raiders as one girl chooses her own path in life.

I received a complimentary copy from Juliet Vane!