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Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails – and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with magically enchanted ink and he uses his gifts to protect our world from rogue minions of various pantheons, especially the Fae.

But he is also cursed. Anyone who hears his voice will b …more

Source: Ink & Sigil (Ink & Sigil, #1) by Kevin Hearne | Goodreads


Princess Sun has finally come of age.

Growing up in the shadow of her mother, Eirene, has been no easy task. The legendary queen-marshal did what everyone thought impossible: expel the invaders and build Chaonia into a magnificent republic, one to be respected—and feared.But the cutthroat ambassador corps and conniv …more

Source: Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1) by Kate Elliott | Goodreads

The only thing August Pfeiffer hates more than algebra is living in a vampire town. Located at a nexus of mystical energy fields, Fulton Heights is practically an electromagnet for supernatural drama. And when a mysterious (and annoyingly hot) vampire boy arrives with a cryptic warning, Auggie suddenly finds himself at the center of it. An ancient and terrible power is ret …more

Source: The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig | Goodreads


Explains how to play the Wheel of Time roleplaying game, discussing abilities, backgrounds, classes, skills, feats, heroic characteristics, equipment, combat, encounters, the One Power, and geographic terrain.

Source: The Wheel of Time Roleplaying Game by Charles Ryan | Goodreads

Happy Hump Day, Everyone.  Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. This is  my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses.  Although, I’m allowing certain “punks.”  That’s my prerogative as proprietress and bouncer…

Source: Wednesday Writing — The Punk of I Don’t Know – Teagan’s Books

“Abomination, freak, monster…”  You get used to names like these when you have yellow eyes, horns, and scales, but Raiya could have really cared less.

After being forced into exile because of her appearance, Raiya’s mind has been focused on one goal; hunting down the dragon lord that killed her parents. For over thirty years, humanity has been locked in a struggle for survival against a race of dragons that had fallen from the heavens. They took everything from her and consumed the planet in a fierce war. Humanity’s numbers are quickly dwindling, leaving her few options in the way of allies…

Source: Drakin, The Story of Raiya Sample Chapter #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi | James Harrington’s Blog of Geek and Writing

Due to a couple of crazily busy weeks, I have skipped a few Top Ten Tuesdays, but now I’m back! This week’s prompt by That Artsy Reader Girl is Books with Colors in the Titles. I decided to only choose books I have either read already or that are on my TBR list, and let […]

Source: Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors in the Titles – Michelle Louring

Abelia Rose, the future queen of The Kingdom has a decision to make which could help to bring together The Kingdom and The Originals. She has a special power within her, she can do whatever she wishes to do with it. The Elementals and The Originals have built up a wall to separate them from each other, as they loathe the sight of each other, and always ready to fight. She has to marry one of The Originals, the  President’s son, Warner Grant as a part of peace treaty decided by their elders to keep the war at bay…

Source: Book Review #14 : The Power of a Rose by S.Seay – Priya’s Diary

“Once inseparable, Joel and Nina haven’t spoken in twenty years.

When Joel’s mother Monika develops dementia, he has no choice but to return to his home town. Monika needs specialist care, and that means Pineshade – which also means Joel is going to have to deal with his one-time best friend, for Nina works there.

Source: #BookReview: The Home by Mats Strandberg (translated by Agnes Broome) @JoFletcherBooks @QuercusBooks #TheHome #20booksofsummer20 #damppebbles |

I confess, when I went into The Year of the Witching, my expectations were pretty high. This debut by Alexis Henderson had already drawn comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale and other highly acclaimed TV shows and movies like Salem and The VViwtch, and I mean, those are some mighty big standards to live up to. Perhaps that’s why I finished the book with some mixed feelings, though in the end I felt this was a solid effort for the author’s first novel.

The story follows sixteen-year-old Immanuelle who hails from a shepherding family in the small isolated village of Bethel. Here, the people live in a closely-knit but insular community, following the word of the Father. Their leader is the Prophet, who is the head of both the church and government, enforcing a body of strict rules and laws based on the Holy Protocol.

Source: Book Review: The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson | The BiblioSanctum

Popping in today to give you all a quick heads up that fantasy author Abby Arthur is running a HUGE giveaway in August with 17 recent YA Fantasy books and a Kindle Fire 7 eReader as prizes. Books include those by Sabaa Tahir, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas, and other best sellers by some of Abby’s favourite authors.The giveaway runs August 3rd – 28th  – which means it opens TODAY! – and Abby will be drawing a winner for prizes every Friday.Y Bookshine And Readbows 

August has always been a month I love. When I was younger I anticipated the start of school and loved the thought of being with my friends after a couple of months off. As an adult I have always planned an August vacation although this year I will be spending any days off at home reading instead of traveling. This past weekend I took Friday off and spent time reading a much anticipated book that I was fortunate enough to receive in advance of its release date at the end of the month. I read from sun up to sun down. It was a fabulous way to spend a nice summer day.This post originated over on Book Date, so thanks for the idea and letting me continue on the discussion about what books I am reading.

Source: It’s Monday, what are you reading? (8/3/2020) – The Reading Chick

“The Queen Of Swords” by R.S. Belcher! This is the third book in the Golgotha series, as it takes place after “The Six-Gun Tarot” and “The Shotgun Arcana.” I enjoyed reading the past two books, so I was happy to have the chance to pick up this one to read! Here’s a summary so we know what it’s about:

“1720. Escaping the gallows, Anne Bonney, the infamous pirate queen, sets sail in search of a fabulous treasure said to be hiding in a lost city of bones somewhere in the heart of Africa. But what she finds is a destiny she never expected…

Source: Book Review: “The Queen Of Swords” by R.S. Belcher – mysticalauthoress

Inspired by Greek mythology, this spellbinding fantasy invites readers to seek connections, to forge their own paths, and to explore the power of storytelling in our interwoven histories.

In which a story is spun. And unspun.

Clothilde has lived her whole life in the shadows with her (sometimes) thieving and (always) ailing father. But when he fails to meet her one mornin …more

Source: Spindlefish and Stars by Christiane M. Andrews | Goodreads

After this night, dawn can’t come fast enough.

For Ben Vecchio, everything has changed. His eyes. His diet. His new aversion to sunlight. But after a long sojourn in China, Ben realizes that the world he left behind hasn’t changed as much as he feared. He wants to leave his old life in the past, but there’s one job remaining that just won’t leave him alone.Radu’s mystery is …more

Source: Dawn Caravan (Elemental Legacy, #4) by Elizabeth Hunter | Goodreads

Book 2 of 4: The demon’s attack at the betrothal spreads fear and doubt throughout the nations of Ki’hal. But Gen’s courage and sacrifice make him a legend and inspiration to the people. As the long, dangerous trip to Elde Luri Mora approaches, the Chalaine must battle her misgivings about the Ha’Ulrich and lean on her faithful Protector for the strength to do what she mus …more

Source: Duty (The Trysmoon Saga, #2) by Brian K. Fuller | Goodreads

Jedidiah Jenkins is a simple farmer. But his cash crop isn’t corn or soy. He grows fast-healing, highly customizable human organs.

With the Jedidiah Seed leaking into the local ecosystem at an ever-increasing pace, the Jenkins’ search for a cure will take them to the very roots of the seed’s creation. What they find there will rock Freetown and shatter their family. There i …more

Source: Farmhand, Vol. 3: Roots of All Evil by Rob Guillory | Goodreads

The hit fantasy series from powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN continues!

After a bruising escape attempt from the planet Sampson, Andy finds himself in the clutches of the militia, which means the murderous Mother can’t be far behind. Meanwhile, Mila has booked passage on a ship piloted by none other than the irascible Captain Telsa. And while vampires …more

Source: Ascender, Vol. 2: The Dead Sea by Jeff Lemire | Goodreads

“Mother! Mother! Rise from the ground!”

Stranger Things and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre unite to form a blood-soaked matrimony of violence and corruption.

Something sinister’s hiding in the small town of Percy, Indiana, and twelve-year-old Joshua Washington and Alonzo Jones are about to find themselves up close and personal with it. After a harmless night of petty property …more

Source: Touch the Night by Max Booth III | Goodreads

On the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb, Hugo and Nebula-winning author Robert J. Sawyer takes us back in time to revisit history…with a twist.

While J. Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project team struggle to develop the A-bomb, Edward Teller wants something even more devastating: a bomb based on nuclear fusion—the mechanism that powers the sun.

Source: The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer | Goodreads

A sweeping tale of revolution and wonder in a world not quite like our own, A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians is a genre-defying story of magic, war, and the struggle for freedom in the early modern world.

It is the Age of Enlightenment — of new and magical political movements, from the necromancer Robespierre calling for revolution in France to the weather mage Tou …more

Source: A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry | Goodreads

Atlanta, Georgia. Present day. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold. Until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. The prisoner’s always insiste …more

Source: The Silent Wife (Will Trent, #10) by Karin Slaughter | Goodreads

There’s a fire burning deep within the ground in Shudder-to-Think, Pennsylvania. There’s a river running through the mountains that makes you forget your life. There’s an old resort called Heaven on Earth, where a group of men like to make women forget. And there are two teenagers named Octavia and El who are determined to put an end to it all.Time is running out.See you s …more

Source: The Low, Low Woods (2019-) #6 by Joe Hill | Goodreads