Category Archives: Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting.

ARC Review: Myths of Immortality by Raye Wagner

Firstly thank you Ms Wagner for letting me be a part of the review team. It was a real pleasure to read and review your books.
Again the book has not disappoint me. The story line and writing is even better than in the previous two books.
In here we are following Hope into the depths of underworld to try and break Apollo’s curse. She is still apart from Athan. In the underworld she is disappearing and her friends: Athan, Xan and Dhalia decide to follow her and help her with her mission.
Their journey is full of sacrifices that many times grabbed my heart and I had teary eyes. It’s dangerous and exciting at the same time.
I expected it to be the last book in the series but I’m happy it’s not. Cannot wait for the next part.
4.5 stars.

Release Blitz: Raise the Fallen by Sam Destiny

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Title: Raise The Fallen (AngelBond Trilogy #1)
Author: Sam Destiny
Release Date: 15th of October 2016
Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: Marisa-Rose Shor at Cover Me Darling
Edited by: Cassia Brightmore
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Blurb:

Nala’s life is simple. Walk the lands, free whatever slaves she finds, and keep her head down. No one needs to know that she keeps a dark secret. Yet when Raphael, one of the mighty archangels is captured and imprisoned, Nala has to throw caution to the wind. Determined to make all wrongs right, she risks everything … including her heart.

Sometimes though, everything is not enough.
Raphael knew he shouldn’t have come to earth to save his race. Weakened by magical ties, there’s nothing he can do … until one of the puny humans frees him. The archangel doesn’t trust her, but his heart has other plans as they embark on a quest to save his people. In the end he once again needs to become what he never wanted to be.

Nala would give her last breath to protect Raphael, but what happens if it’s his life for everyone else’s?

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release Blitz: PERFEKT ORDER THE ÆRE SAGA: BOOK ONE By: S.T. Bende

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THE ÆRE SAGA: BOOK ONE
 
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal/Fantasy (Norse Mythology)
 
Release Date: The Saga begins TODAY!!!
December 8, 2015
 
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All’s fair when you’re in love with War.
 
For seventeen-year-old Mia Ahlström, a world ruled by order is the only world she allows. A lifetime of chore charts, to-do lists and study schedules have helped earn her a spot in Redwood State University’s engineering program. And while her five-year plan includes finding her very own happily-evah-aftah, years at an all girls’ boarding school left her woefully unprepared for keg parties and co-ed extracurricular activities.
 
So nothing surprises her more than catching the eye of Tyr Fredriksen at her first college party. The imposing Swede is arrogantly charming, stubbornly overprotective, and runs hot-and-cold in ways that defy reason . . . until Mia learns that she’s fallen for the Norse God of War; an immortal battle deity hiding on Midgard (Earth) to protect a valuable Asgardian treasure from a feral enemy. With a price on his head, Tyr brings more than a little excitement to Mia’s rigidly controlled life. Choosing Tyr may be the biggest distraction—or the greatest adventure—she’s ever had.
 
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Excerpt:
“Can I come in?” Tyr asked. His hands were still open—maybe to prove he was unarmed. Not that it mattered much—a guy who could fly and battle a creature that size wouldn’t need a weapon to debilitate me.
I gave him my finest stink eye.
“Please, baby. Let me explain.”
My eyes darted wildly between the forest and my boyfriend. There was a beast in the woods, but there was a man unaffected by gravity on the porch. One who had most definitely lied to me. I wasn’t sure which unnerved me more.
What I really wanted was to understand; understand how Tyr had done what he’d done; understand how he and Freya seemed human enough, but obviously weren’t; understand how that wolf was so powerful; understand how, if Tyr was an alien or a superhero or a mutant or whatever he was, how we could possibly have any kind of a relationship; understand why everyone but me had Henrik’s absolutely awesome lighters.
“I’m coming inside.” Tyr walked slowly, palms up, and stepped through the door. Then he walked backwards to the closet, where he hung up his crossbow and the two space guns. He shut the door gently, entered a code that I assumed locked the room, and closed the cover on the keypad.
I still hadn’t moved.
“Can I touch you?” he asked.
I nodded. Tyr slowly moved to my side. He took one of my balled fists and pulled me from the door.
“No more secrets,” he vowed. He pulled the lighter out of his back pocket and threw it off the porch. “Henrik didn’t make a special lighter. This is all me.”
He held out one hand and muttered something in Swedish I didn’t understand. Light shot from his hand and I spun around to follow its trajectory. It hit what looked like a clear screen at the edge of the woods, and traced an arc around the house in a half-dome, encasing the property in a silvery coating. Tiny spots floated gently from the dome, like thousands of luminescent snowflakes, and soon the ground around the house was covered in a glittery powder. Tyr snapped his fingers and the powder disappeared. Everything was as it had been—it was as if the whole night had never happened.
My knees buckled as the room started to spin. Tyr caught me just before I hit the ground. He swept me up in his arms and carried me to the couch.
“Okay, prinsessa. Time for the talk.”
He tucked a heavy throw around my legs and sat next to me. He kept one of his shoulders an inch from mine. I cautiously turned my head to appraise him. On the outside, nothing had changed. His eyes were the same midnight blue, his jaw the same perfect square, and the enormous arms folded calmly across his chest were the same ones I loved to curl up in.
But everything felt different. I realized I had no idea who this man actually was, where he came from, and what else he was capable of. The only thing I knew for sure was that I needed answers. Real answers, this time. No more secrets.
I drew a shaky breath and spoke the words that would change my life forever.
“Who are you?”
 
 
AUTHOR BIO:
Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of McVities cookies. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the books of The Elsker Saga and The Ære Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile, and she dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.
Find S.T. on Twitter @stbende, her website (www.stbende.com), or send her an e-mail. While you’re at it, introduce yourself to @UllMyhr and @TyrFredriksen — when they’re not saving the cosmos from dark elves, they love meeting new friends . . . especially the human kind.
Want to connect with fellow Norse god fans? S.T.’s readers have created a Facebook group! Head over to the RagnaRockstars page to chat with other readers, talk with S.T., and get access to exclusive content… including Ull POVs and sneak peeks at upcoming Ære Saga books!
 
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Blog Tour: Miranda’s Choice by Mya O’Malley

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter, and three stepdaughters. The family also consists of their boxer, Destiny, and their ragdoll cat, Colby.

Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.

Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to craft stories with unforgettable characters. Mya also likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on two new novels, Wasted Time and A Tale as Old as Time.

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Miranda’s Choice Blurb

Have you ever felt the grass is greener everywhere else? Well, so does Miranda James. With divorced parents, a mother who is always on her case, and a new stepmother on the horizon, Miranda wishes that everyone would just grow up.

In a moment of magic, Miranda is mysteriously pulled into the life of Abigail, a charming mermaid, and Abigail’s adventurous daughter, Elise. Miranda wonders why her life can’t be so carefree and exciting.

Miranda soon learns to be careful what she wishes for, though; held captive in an underwater paradise turned prison, Miranda desperately wants nothing more than to recapture the life she used to have.

After many twists and turns, Miranda is faced with making a decision that will affect not only her life, but the lives of those around her.

What will she choose? What would you choose?

Miranda’s Choice Info:

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Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Length: 163 pages
Publisher: Solstice Shadows
Buy Links:

Amazon:

http://amzn.com/B00RUQE1W0
Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mirandas-choice-mya-omalley/1121071967?ean=9781625261793

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoIiWVDUcw0

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My thoughts:

It was another enjoyable read from Mya. I liked the world and characters she created, and story engrossed me from the beginning.

In here we meet teenage Miranda, a sweet girl whose life was perfect until her parents divorce. After that her life changed. She was not able to coop with the changes and the fact that they were no longer a family. It get even more difficult after her father introduced her to his soon to be new wife. To escape the pain her mum has taken her and her friend to a place where they always came as a family. Miranda is spending there her fifteenth birthday. She was expecting another holidays with her mum. But everything changes once she meets Abby. A girl that is more than what is seems. She has ulterior motives towards Miranda.

This book shows you the difficulties of moving forward, of the clash of two different worlds. And power of understanding, that sometimes the difficulty and hurtful at the beginning decision, are the best ones to be truly happy.

Well deserved 4 stars.

Shadows of Jane (The Shadows Trilogy, Book 1) by Amy Hale

 
Shadows of Jane by Amy Hale
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 My thoughts:

I have received an ARC copy of this book from the Author in exchange of an honest review.

It was my first book by Amy. I didn’t expect anything, but I was positively surprised after reading this book.

Amy has created a very interesting world. At the beginning you think its a contemporary novel, but it’s so different!

Jane, the main character, is running away from people that want to capture her. She doesn’t remember anything or who she is. The only thing she knows, that she has to run. When she is trying to find out who she is, what secrets her past has, she discovers her powers. Powers that people would kill for, and will do just that to ensure Jane is captured. To help her with finding out who she is and what future holds for her, fate puts in her life Colt. Handsome, determined and cold towards all feelings resembling love. But when Jane is in danger, he sprints into action to save the only woman he ever came to love.

The book was amazing. I loved the conversations between Jane and Colt. Made me smile, giggle and snort sometimes 🙂

The best one? At the end of the book where Jane comments on Colt’s chosen book to read 😉

I really enjoyed this book, well deserved 4.5 stars 🙂
And I can’t wait for more!

 
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Colt Henderson is a man who lives for the moment. His past has taught him that life is unpredictable and often disappointing. A confirmed bachelor, he believes that love only exists in fairy tales. 



She’s lost, scared, and can’t remember a thing about her past or her identity. She senses all is not as it should be, but without her memory, how does she know what to fear and what to trust? Because of her status as a Jane Doe, she names herself Jane and works to put her life back together. In the process she learns that she possesses unique abilities that certain people will kill for. 



Fate throws Colt and Jane together, but they both have a lot to learn about forgiveness and acceptance. Colt’s determination and Jane’s remarkable gifts will send them on a journey they never expected. To survive they will need each other, but sometimes facts are scarier than fiction, and the truth is better left unknown. 


Amy Hale is a mother and wife living in Illinois, although she
grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. Her husband and kids are the center of her
universe, although her cat believes otherwise. She loves reading, writing, and
photography. Amy believes that happiness comes from surrounding yourself with
those you love and being content with your current place in the world.