Monday, December 12, 2016

Moonshadow (Moonshadow Series Book 1) By Thea Harrison

Sophie is a witch, who used to work with the police as a consultant. One morning she sees a vision of a man and it's very real! He had a sword in his hand and he attacks her! Before the attack strikes, she terminates the vision. Totally freaked out she went on with her day. Sophie has been searching for answers to her past, as she was adopted and knows nothing of her real family. When a famous doctor contacts her with answers, she agrees to meet. The doctor offers her a chance to solve a mystery from her family’s past. She also tells Sophie that her father setup her adoption. Her father setup a trust for orphans he helped, if one of them could solve the mystery of how to get inside the old castle that used to be their family home hundreds of years ago. The first one to figure a way inside would become the owner of the land, the castle, the caretaker cottage, and a trust fund for life to care for everything and provide a modest income. Sophie takes the challenge. When she arrives in England, she rescues a dog just outside the little town near the castle. She stays at an inn for the night. As she gets dinner for her and the dog, guess who walks in the door? The man from her vision, and he brought a friend. Who is this man? He is very interested in the dog, why? She knows instinctively that he is a wer of some kind. Little does she know that her life is about to become very complicated, by Nik!

Moonshadow is a great book! I am a huge fan of Thea's and The Elder Races series. This new series takes place in that world. It is very well written. You instantly fall for the characters, and are on the edge of your seat the entire book. The dialog is awesome, and has a great mix of action, comedy and romance! This is a wonderful book, and a great start to a new series! I highly recommend it! I can't wait for book two!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Silver Tongue (Nate Temple Series Book 4) By Shayne Silvers

Nate Temple has just faced down and defeated the mighty Grimm Brothers. His family's company was taken out from underneath him, and his fiance died! Luckily she was brought back to life by Death, one of the four horesman of the apocalypse. What could possibly go wrong next? Nate is contacted to find a book for a client. Little does he know the trouble that book will cause in his life! Let's just say more fairy tales come to life, in this book. Making Nate Temple's life a living hell! 

Nate Temple is by far one of the best written series I've ever read! The dialog is awesome, with great character development. I love how Shayne brings together so many mythological stories in this series! He has a unique quality to his writing style, that I love. You are always on the edge of your seat, and then feel like you fall off it when a huge twist hits in the story! Silver Tongue is an award winning book in my opinion!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Immortal By Nicole Conway Blog Tour - Guest Post by Nicole Conway with Giveaway

Immortal (Dragonrider Chronicles #4)
by Nicole Conway
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher:  Month9Books

Destiny has called.

With Jaevid Broadfeather forever lost to the depths of Luntharda, Felix Farrow struggles to stand on his own. He begins a violent downward spiral which causes him to abandon his post as a dragonrider, hiding in the halls of his family estate. His one hope for redemption lies within the heart of someone from his past—and the very last person he ever wanted to see again.

And now the time has finally come.

Hovrid, who has ruled Maldobar as a tyrannical imposter, is preparing to make a decisive assault against Luntharda that will destroy what remains of the elven race. Only Jaevid, Felix, and their trusted friends are able to stand in his way. They have only one chance to end the war, and only one hope to absolve the curse that threatens to destroy their world. The stage is set. The plan is in motion.

What began as one boy’s adventure will now end in blood.

Purchase Links:

Guest Post By Nicole Conway

What inspired you to write in the young adult fantasy genre, and create the Dragonrider Chronicles?

I rewrote FLEDGLING 4 times (which I’m not altogether proud of) before I realized it needed to be a young adult novel. I had always envisioned that I would write adult fantasy, but after so many failed attempts, I was forced to acknowledge that something wasn’t right. Jaevid’s voice wasn’t right and the plot was lacking in symmetry. The instant I decided to change the voice, make Jaevid younger, and adapt the story and world to fit a YA genre . . . it was like everything clicked into place. From that moment on, I’ve fallen deeply in love with writing YA novels. The youthful energy and passion of the characters is intoxicating. It reminds of being young, wild, and free!

Creating the Dragonrider Chronicles began with Jaevid. He came first, and as with many of my characters, seemed to tell me his story as I began piecing together who and what he was. It’s wonderful when characters take on a life of their own like that. It makes the writing process all the more exciting! Adapting him to a YA voice suited his na├»ve, humble, and shy temperament much better, and made it easier to convey him to readers. I honestly didn’t expect readers to like him since he is so outside the normal for a hero. Glad I was wrong about that one!


When Jaevid Broadfeather is given the rare opportunity to become a dragonrider for the king’s army, the 15-year-old boy has no idea that he is part of a conspiracy that will rock the very foundations of the kingdom.

Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless, until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy—a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal. But Jaevid’s case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid’s future.

While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king’s private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders are willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor.

Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.

Jaevid wants to pass his Avian year of training . . . but will he even survive it?

What kind of power is lurking inside him? After a year of training to become a dragonrider, Jaevid Broadfeather has been sent home to rest during a three-month interlude. But when he returns to find the king drake has chosen Beckah Derrick as his new rider, Jaevid realizes something big is about to happen. Every fiber of his being is pushed to the breaking point as Jaevid battles through his avian year, preparing for the final graduation test of the battle scenario. But there is more standing in his way than a few pushups and fancy sword moves. Jaevid must face a new fear as he is tormented by a gruesome nightmare of a mysterious gray elf warrior murdering the royal family of Maldobar. It seems obvious to him that this is some kind of message about how the war started long ago—until Felix assures him the king is very much alive. With his strange powers growing stronger by the day, and that violent dream replaying in his mind every night, Jaevid no longer wonders if he will pass his avian year or not—he wonders if he will even survive it.

The truth will soon be set loose.

Can anyone survive being lost in Luntharda?

No amount of training has prepared Jaevid Broadfeather for the frontlines of battle. Now facing the true horrors of war, with Luntharda looming on the horizon, Jaevid has begun to question everything he thought about his heritage. The only thing keeping him going is his oath to protect his dragonrider brothers. But in an instant, even that slips through Jaevid’s fingers as he steps from the safety of his dragon’s saddle into the depths of his mother’s wild homeland—the kingdom of the gray elves.

Stranded in Luntharda with his partner, Lieutenant Jace Rordin, Jaevid must finally confront the demons of his own past as he uncovers the truth about a war that began before he was ever born. Armed with a new appreciation for destiny, and flanked by his trusted friends, Jaevid moves to make the final strike against an enemy that has hidden in plain sight for far too long.

One kingdom’s traitor will become the world’s last hope.

Link to series on Goodreads:

Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.

 She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

Giveaway Information:  Contest ends November 25, 2016

One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)  
Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of the Dragonrider Chronicles (Books 1-4) by Nicole Conway (INT)