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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is a lush and spellbinding coming-of-age portal fantasy about a young woman who finds answers to her past in a mysterious old book that can open pathways to other worlds. But first, can we take a moment to appreciate that drop-dead gorgeous cover? I have to say, never has a cover delivered a closer impression of what to expect from a book. It’s colorful, a little wild but still sophisticated and elegant, with just a touch of whimsy—which also happens to be exactly how I would describe this story to others more…

Source: Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow | The BiblioSanctum

I Am the Storm (The Night Firm Book 2) by [Kinrade, Karpov]

From USA Today bestselling author, Karpov Kinrade, comes the next chapter in the adventure of Eve Oliver and the four brothers of The Night Firm. Description and cover coming soon. Launch date will be pushed up.

Source: I Am the Storm (The Night Firm #2) by Karpov Kinrade | Goodreads

My whole world is on shaky ground.

I’ve only got one more year at Griffin Academy, but it’s a little hard to focus on school after the bomb that was dropped on my personal life.

On top of that, whoever has been targeting Unpredictables is only stepping up their game.If we don’t find out who it is and stop them, there’ll be no academy left.No pressure though, right?Hunt is th …more

Source: Hunt (Academy of Unpredictable Magic, #5) by Sadie Moss | Goodreads

 

Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece. Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a pi…

Source: Kira’s Sunday Scribbles – Word of the Day Challenge – Cyranny’s Cove

 

Welcome to the blog tour for The Moonlight Pegasus, by C.S. Johnson. Perfect for Fantasy lovers! Enter to win a copy of this epic fantasy HERE! The Moonlight Pegasus Genre: High Fantasy Sapphira is…

Source: The Moonlight Pegasus by C S Johnson #giveaway | Read and Rated

Hadley Whitaker is a liar, a killer, and a chocoholic, but she’s getting better about the first two. Or maybe she’s just getting better at them.

Some days it’s hard for her to tell fact from fiction, but only one truth matters. Goddess willing, she’s going to be the next Potentate of Atlanta. Even if it means playing nice with Midas Kinase, a shifter whose mysterious past …more

Source: Shadow of Doubt (The Potentate of Atlanta, #1) by Hailey Edwards | Goodreads

Bookish and proper Percival Tunstell finds himself out of his depth when floating cities, spirited plumbing, and soggy biscuits collide in this delightful conclusion to NYT bestselling author Gail Carriger’s The Custard Protocol series.

Percival Tunstell loves that his sister and her best friend are building themselves a family of misfits aboard their airship, The Spotted C …more

Source: Reticence (Custard Protocol, #4) by Gail Carriger | Goodreads

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches–now a hit TV series airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder–comes a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment o …more

Source: Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness | Goodreads

In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy, set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, Vicki DeVine and her lodger, the shapeshifter Aggie Crowe, stumble onto a dead body . . . and find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets.

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others–vampires, shapeshifters, and paranormal beings even mo …more

Source: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop | Goodreads

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation.

Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, there will be no dau …more

Source: The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon | Goodreads

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, …more

Source: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs | Goodreads

Life in a small town can be tough. It can be even tougher when you’re a witch whose magic regularly backfires. But Summer Thorne only wants one thing: to create the perfect sanctuary for unwanted animals. Nothing and no one is going to stop her. Not even the sexy sheriff who is determined to shut down her rescue center. And certainly not the laboratory where she illegally …more

Source: Summer Magic (Thorne Witches, #1) by T.M. Cromer | Goodreads

“In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home more…

Source: Circe by Madeline Miller (Review) – Mani’s Book Corner

“Take my hand, little one,” she said to me. Her pearl white hand reached through the glom to pull me up. My skin tingled at the touch of hers. It was icy and hardened like stone. “Are you an Angel?” I called out to her, “Have you come to save me?” I tried to make out her face, but it was too dark, and the fog was too thick. Her silkened voice echoed against the trees, “I’m no Angel, mon cher, and though I cannot save you, I have come to help more…

Source: She: A Short Story – Kim V. Poetry

When my magic manifested at puberty, my parents sold me to the Illuminati. They trained me as an assassin, spy, and thief. But when they sent me to steal a magical artifact that reveals Truth in all things, I discovered that I was working for the Dark and not the Light. The Illuminati trained me well, and paid the ultimate price for their deception.

Thousands of miles away …more

Source: Shadow Hunter by B.R. Kingsolver | Goodreads

Athena wakes up in hell.

Well…it’s an alien slave ship, but it might as well be hell because she only has three choices.

Mate. Become a sex slave. Or be killed.

Great options.Desperate for freedom, a chance for survival is presented in the handsome rogue alien called Xul.But Xul is caught up in problems of his own and a mission he cannot afford to let fail—one that could be …more

Source: Xul (Captured by Aliens #1) by A.G. Wilde | Goodreads

It’s prom season in Chicago. What if the only way to convince your crush to attend with you would be to promise a ghost sighting? That’s exactly the position Katt finds herself in as she takes a leap to ask Dimitri to be her date. Both get more than they bargained for however as Katt once again becomes the point of fixation for the supernatural. I liked how this installment still offered a good mystery, but also had a lighter side as we get a chance to see Katt being excited over a ”normal” teenage activity, something that’s refreshing after all the other cases we’ve followed the gang on. It’s also nice to see a little development between Dimitri and Katt. It’s obvious he cares about her; he just doesn’t know how to express it. This was an enjoyable read and a great addition to this series. Source…

 

A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century France.

For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger. Source…

 

Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations that have been created over the years, the modern audience hasn’t had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker’s original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we’ve tried something different. By returning to Stoker’s original storytelling structure – a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters – with an all-star cast of narrators, we’ve sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power. Source…

A witch’s familiar must protect London from the monsters that lurk in the shadows; the creatures that seek to unravel the fabric of things and send a city to hell.

Stella Familiar was created by the London Coven out of spit and blood.

She’s a fighter, a blunt instrument, built to destroy the forces of evil and keep peace in the capital.

She’s carried out her duty for decades, but when the witches who gave birth to her are butchered, it’s up to her alone to save a city of nine million people.

Mystery, scares, and fast-paced action collide in this thrilling urban fantasy. London Coven: A Three-Book Collection, combines the first three books in the London Coven series: Source…

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation’s royal academy – a whole world of secrets in itself.

But this is only the beginning of his discoveries. Something is stirring in the land, something more ominous than the rising threat of hostile nations. Fearful travelers whisper of an ancient power breathing over Thirna, changing it, waking it. In the very heart of these stirrings, Aedan encounters that which defies belief, leaving him speechless with terror – and wonder. Source…

Dragon Riders of Elantia Complete Series Boxed Set: an epic dragon fantasy series by [Drake, Jessica, Walt, Jasmine]

Zara Kenrook has a nose for treasure and a knack for trouble. With her business strapped for cash, the ex-thief reluctantly accepts a job stealing a priceless artifact. But when she nabs the wrong precious object, she ends up bonded to a baby dragon for life…

Forced into the rider’s academy by the dragon rider she tried to rob, she trains by day and looks for a way to reclaim her destiny by night. But when she discovers that her original mission may involve magical objects and a dark purpose, Zara vows to battle a nefarious destiny.

Can Zara and her dragon stop an evil power from destroying her world? Source…

This is clearly part one of a much larger work. First, the set up takes almost 50% of the book. I kept wondering when the female lead character’s secret was going to be revealed. Because I thought the book would come to some kind of an ending – and that would be required before an ending could happen. But it didn’t end. It just stopped. Like I said, part 1. That being said, I had great fun reading the book. It captured my attention and made me stay up too late reading when I had to work the next day. It is a well written and interesting story (as least from my perspective). And I would recommend it – with the understanding that you are only getting part 1 – and the rest of the story will be told over three more parts / books – none of which are available currently. source…