Blog Tour Knight of The Silver Circle by Duncan M. Hamilton

Print Length: 320 pages
Tor Books (November 19, 2019)
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
Sold by: Macmillan


From the author of the beloved Society of Sword and
Wolf of the North trilogies, Duncan M. Hamilton’s Knight of the Silver Circle –the
sequel adventure-packed fantasy to Dragonslayer in The Dragonslayer trilogy–is perfect
for fans of magical beasts and unexpected heroes

Three dragons wreak havoc throughout Mirabay–
eating livestock, killing humans, and burning entire villages to ash. It was nearly
impossible to kill one, using a legendary sword and the magic of the mysterious Cup; to
tackle three, Guillot dal Villerauvais will need help.

The mage Solène fears
having to kill again; she leaves Gill to gain greater control over her magic.

The Prince Bishop still wants Gill dead, but more than that, he wants the Cup, and
he’ll do whatever he has to to get it, even sending his own daughter–a talented thief and assassin–into the dragons’ path.

As secrets mount on secrets and betrayals
on betrayals, both Guillot and Solène face critical decisions that will settle not only their
own fate but that of all Mirabaya.

Purchase your copy here on Amazon

Jan’s Review

I really enjoyed the first book in the series where we have a lot of setup of the world this story takes place in. The plot is well established so the second book is the consequences of a dragon being slayed and the rest showing up to wreck havoc.

We learn more about our two heroines as they split at the beginning of the story right as 3 more dragons are wrecking havoc. Does Gill really know how the silver cup works? Solene is unsure how her magic works so she sets off to be trained in how to use it. A rag tag band of members is rounded up in attempt to deal with this new threat. How will it all play out and what is to come in the third book i can hardly wait.
Photo Credit: Jason Clarke

Duncan M. Hamilton is the Amazon
best selling writer of fantasy novels and short stories, including The Wolf of the North
and the Society of the Sword trilogy. He has Master’s Degrees in History and Law, and
practised as a barrister before writing full time. Duncan is particularly interested in the
Medieval and Renaissance periods, from which he draws inspiration for his

He lives in Ireland, near the sea, and when not
writing he enjoys sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, cycling, and skiing.
debut novel, ‘The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword Volume 1)’ was featured on Buzzfeed’s 
12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year, 2013.Duncan is a member of The Society of Authors, and the Science Fiction and
Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). He is represented by DongWon Song of 
Howard Morhaim
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Carole P. Roman’s Award-Winning Picture Books blog tour!



by Carole P. Roman

Illustrated by Mateya Arkova

Carole P. Roman travels to the stars, orbiting the moon and rocketing past planets in this delightful journey to the far reaches of the galaxy. A beautiful bedtime poem, this verse is sure to delight any child before they go to sleep.

“Just as the text and illustrations gently curve and sweep across the pages, so do the calming and effortless rhymes in what could be Carole P. Roman’s finest book yet. “—The Children’s Book Review


3-7 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2016 |978-1530243372



Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

Written by Carole P. Roman

Illustrated by Mateya Arkova

Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter’s fascination with all things ‘princess,’ Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

“Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is an important must-read for both girls and boys.”—The Children’s Book Review


3-7 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2016 |978-1530243372




Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books If You Were Me and Lived in…. The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.











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Burning (After The Thaw #0.5) by Tamar Sloan (Goodreads Author), Heidi Catherine (Goodreads Author)

Only the chosen shall breed.

In a new world isolated by a rising, toxic sea, a single bridge connects Askala to the Outlands. Those who remain will need to pass a Proving to determine if they have the intelligence and heart to champion the future of their broken Earth.

Those who succeed will become Bound, the ones chosen to breed.

Those who fail, are Unbound. Free of responsibility, but robbed of their ability to bear children.

Four young lives are born into this world. Magnus and Callix, two brothers determined to uphold this new order. Two brothers in love with the same girl.

Amity, the one who must make the impossible choice.

And Mercy, the girl who no one sees, but sees it all.

As a new threat to Askala emerges, secrets will be revealed and the fight for survival will become their biggest challenge yet.

Life is fragile. Love will refuse to be denied.

Sacrifice will be inevitable.

Lovers of Divergent, The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner will be blown away by the breathtaking new series from USA Today best-selling author Tamar Sloan and award-winning author Heidi Catherine. (less)

Jan’s Review

This is the tantalizing prequel to what i sure is going to be an amazing series called After The Thaw. In a world where everything has been decimated a society has designed a system called the proving. If you pass the proving you to become bound and have the huge responsibility of protecting what left of the world. You also have a duty to provided children for the next generation to protect this world. If your unbound then you loose the privilege to have children but are well taken care of.

This little taste of this series was amazing, it fast paced, really sets the ground work for the series. Your learn all the back story of why things are they way they are. You get to see the next generation of bound and unbound picked and they end of having to make some serious decisions for the future. The bad guys are shown, some secrets are leaked and i am so ready to get the first book. Check out Rising coming January 2020.

Gravemaidens (Gravemaidens #1) by Kelly Coon

The start of a fierce fantasy duology about three maidens who are chosen for their land’s greatest honor…and one girl determined to save her sister from the grave.

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.

When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.

Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself

 “I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Adoption Program.”

Jan’s Review

Wow this book takes the case with evil characters and serious brain washed religion. In the gravemaidens if the king dies 3 maidens are chosen from the population to be killed and accompany him to the netherworld. The maidens believe this is an honor as they will be wealthy and live like queens in the netherworld. Our main character thinks this is insane for who can know what really awaits us once the boatman comes to claim us.

The main healer in town has been in a drunken state since his wife passed away so his apprentice daughter has been taking over his duty and doing her best to heal the towns people. When her sister is chosen to become one of the gravemaidens she is determined to sober her farther up to save her sister from this horror. When her farther perishes before even arriving at the castle she must take his place and do everything she can to prevent her sister from meeting her death.

All kinds of betrayals and twists happen in this book. Your kept guessing tell the end who the bad guys are and what will happen if and when the king meets the boatman. I was on the edge of my seat and am eagerly awaiting the second book which should wrap up this edge of your seat story.

Blog Tour Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh


Crown of Oblivion

by Julie Eshbaugh

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: November 12th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


Astrid is the surrogate for Princess Renya, which means she bears the physical punishment if Renya steps out of line. Astrid has no choice—she and her family are Outsiders, the lower class of people without magic and without citizenship. But there is a way out of this life—competing in the deadly Race of Oblivion. To enter the race, an Outsider is administered the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memory clear of their past as they enter a new world with nothing to help them but a slip of paper bearing their name and the first clue. It’s not as simple as solving a puzzle, however—for a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death. But winning would mean not only freedom for Astrid, but citizenship and health care for her entire family. With a dying father to think of, Astrid is desperate to prevail.

From the beginning, the race is filled with twists and turns. One of them is Darius, a fellow racer Astrid meets but isn’t sure she can trust. Though they team up in the race, as Astrid’s memories begin to resurface, she remembers just who he was to her—a scorned foe who may want revenge. Astrid also starts to notice she has powers no Outsider should—which could help her win the race, but also make her a target if anyone finds out. With stakes that couldn’t be higher, Astrid must decide what is more important: risking her life to remember the mysteries of the past, or playing a cutthroat game in order to win her—and her family’s—freedom.








Jan’s Review

This story is a heart pounding delight of a read. Our main character Astrid is the surrogate of a spoiled princess. Basically that means she gets punished, whipped, starved etc anytime the princess disobeys her parents. The thought is you can’t beat royalty and if the princess cares about the surrogate she more likely to stay in line. Her brother Prince Lars also has a surrogate but instead of learning to be kind of behave he delights in seeing not only his surrogate be beaten but also his sister. In fact he drawn into and participates in the beatings.

One day the princess is able to achieve the unthinkable and offer Astrid farther the chance to get better health care cause in this world you have those who are enchanted and those who are outsiders. Outsiders have no magic and are forced to be indentured to the enchanted. Astrid wants to only see the lives of her family get better. Things go horribly wrong and as a result Astrid enters what is known as the Race of Oblivion. If you enter and win this race you and your whole family are granted Citizenship and all the rights that the enchanted have.

Now you maybe thinking well we all ready heard this story in books like the hunger-games. It is a dystopian with some of the same concepts you read in those books but this one is unique and original with magic being held by enchanted, outsiders entering this crazy race, then of course you have the drug Oblivion which literally steals your memories and eventually can kill you. The drug is a huge part of the race and the weaving of the story with the missing memories really adds up to some great plot twists. I not sure if this is going to stay a stand alone or if we get more story. This is also on the longer side for most novels that i read recently. It comes in at a whopping 480 pages. Plenty of room for it to be a stand alone guess we have to wait and see.

Pick this up this November 12, 2019.


Julie Eshbaugh is a YA writer and former filmmaker. She made two short films and then spent several years producing an online video series for teens which received several honors from the Webby Awards. Her new YA fantasy standalone, CROWN OF OBLIVION, is coming from HarperTeen November 2019. IVORY AND BONE (HarperTeen 2016) and OBSIDIAN AND STARS (HarperTeen 2017), her prehistoric fantasy duology, are out now. You can learn more about Julie’s writing escapades by visiting








Title: THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (The Light at the Bottom of the World #1)

Author: London Shah

Pub. Date: October 29, 2019

Publisher: Freeform

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 320

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD


Hope had abandoned them to the wrath of all the waters.

 At the end of the twenty-first century, the world has changed dramatically, but life continues one thousand feet below the ocean’s surface. In Great Britain, sea creatures swim among the ruins of Big Ben and the Tower of London, and citizens waver between fear and hope; fear of what lurks in the abyss, and hope that humanity will soon discover a way to reclaim the Earth.

 Meanwhile, sixteen-year-old Leyla McQueen has her own problems to deal with. Her father’s been arrested, accused of taking advantage of victims of the Seasickness-a debilitating malaise that consumes people,often claiming their lives. But Leyla knows he’s innocent, and all she’s interested in is getting him back so that their lives can return to normal.

 When she’s picked to race in the action-packed London Submersible Marathon, Leyla gets the chance to secure his freedom; the Prime Minister promises the champion whatever their heart desires. The race takes an unexpected turn, though, and presents her with an opportunity she never wanted: Leyla must venture outside of London for the first time in her life, to find and rescue her father herself.

 Now, she’ll have to brave the unfathomable waters and defy a corrupt government determined to keep its secrets, all the while dealing with a secretive, hotheaded companion she never asked for in the first place. If she fails, or falls prey to her own fears, she risks capture–and her father might be lost forever.

 “A work of fathomless imagination.”

——Samantha Shannon, New York Times best-selling author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree

 “Riveting and exciting, The Light at the Bottom of the World is a heart-racing adventure that reveals compelling and necessary truths about several critical issues of our times, while delivering all the thrills and twists of an epic quest. A stand-out, must-read book that engulfed me in its enthralling world and characters. Leyla McQueen is queen of the (under)seas!”

——S. K. Ali, author of 2018 Morris finalist Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z


“The Light at the Bottom of the World is a wonderfully refreshing epic adventure, with dynamite worldbuilding and a crafty heroine. Leyla’s determination and talent will keep you hooked in her story, and you will be begging for Shah’s next book before you’ve even finished this one.”

——Rachel Strolle: Teen Librarian, Glenside Public Library District


“Shah’s debut is a fast-paced masterpiece from start to finish. Readers will fall in love with passionate, persistent Leyla as well as her secretive, swoon-worthy companion, Ari. While the tropes of dystopian fiction—corrupt government, fear of the unknown—will be easily recognizable by fans of the genre, Shah has skillfully shaped a gorgeous world unlike any those fans have seen before. But be forewarned: the book ends on a jaw-dropping cliff-hanger. Highly recommended.”

——School Library Journal

Author Info

London Shah is a British-born Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity. She has lived in Britain’s capital for most of her life, via England’s beautiful North. When she’s not busy re-imagining the past, plotting an alternate present or dreaming up a surreal future, she’s most likely drinking copious amounts of tea, eating all the sweets and cakes, strolling through Richmond Park or along the Thames, getting lost on an evening in the city’s older, darker alleyways—preferably just after it’s rained—listening to punk rock, or losing herself in a fab SFF book or film. If she could have only one super power, it would be to breathe underwater of course!

Her debut novel, THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, a YA sci-fi, is out now. You can read more about it here.

You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and/or get in touch with her here.


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 3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, US Only.

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Blog Tour Legacy by Shannon Messenger

I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on
the blog tour for LEGACY by Shannon Messenger! I am spotlighting the whole
series today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About the Book:

Title: LEGACY (Keeper
of the Lost Cities #8)

Author: Shannon Messenger

5, 2019

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 816

shatter—and Sophie and her friends face impossible choices—in this astonishing
eighth book in the 
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling
Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
this first edition includes an exclusive extra scene from Tam’s point of view
as well as beautiful illustrated endpapers from Shannon Messenger.
Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the
most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new

Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries
surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger
than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them.

clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to
question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more
the lines blur between friend and enemy. 

About the series:

Title: FLASHBACK  (Keeper of the Lost Cities #7)

Author: Shannon Messenger

Pub. Date: November 6, 2018

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 848

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A New York Times bestselling series

A USA TODAY bestselling series

A California Young Reader Medal–winning series

In this unforgettable seventh book in the Keeper of the Lost
Cities series, Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the
deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased.

Sophie Foster doesn’t know what—or whom—to believe. And in a game
with this many players, the worst mistake can be focusing on the wrong threat.

But when the Neverseen prove that Sophie’s far more vulnerable
than she ever imagined, she realizes it’s time to change the rules. Her
powerful abilities can only protect her so far. To face down ruthless enemies,
she must learn to fight.

Unfortunately, battle training can’t help a beloved friend who’s
facing a whole different danger—where the only solution involves one of the
biggest risks Sophie and her friends have ever taken. And the distraction might
be exactly what the villains have been waiting for.

Title: NIGHTFALL (Keeper of the Lost
Cities #6)

Author: Shannon Messenger

Pub. Date: November 7, 2017

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 576

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Sophie Foster is struggling.
Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated.

The Neverseen have had their
victories—but the battle is far from over. It’s time to change tactics. Make
sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her

All paths lead to Nightfall—an
ominous door to an even more ominous place—and Sophie and her friends strike a
dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they
discover. The problems they’re facing stretch deep into their history. And with
time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies
must join forces in ways they never have before.

Title: LODESTAR (Keeper of the Lost Cities

Author: Shannon Messenger

Pub. Date: November 1, 2016

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 688

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Dark schemes unfold–and Sophie’s
loyalty is pushed to the limit–in this thrilling fifth book in the

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost
Cities–but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over
her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy
have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she’s warned that
the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the
key–if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper
into her world’s underbelly and the Black Swan aren’t the only ones who have
plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn’t stop it,
they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

Title: NEVERSEEN (Keeper of the Lost
Cities #4)

Author: Shannon Messenger

Pub. Date: November 3, 2015

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 672

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Sophie Foster is on the run—but at
least she’s not alone.

Her closest friends from the Lost
Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about
the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working
with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets far
bigger than anything they’d imagined.

But their enemies are far from
done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire
species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—with new allies
joining them—but every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person
could prove deadly.

In this game-changing fourth book
in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to
find a truth that will either save her world—or shatter it.

Title: EVERBLAZE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3)

Author: Shannon Messenger

Pub. Date: November 4, 2014

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 624

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Sophie Foster is ready to fight

Her talents are getting stronger,
and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s
determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again.

But a daring mistake leaves her
world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has
finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the
conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer
than she realizes.

In this nail-biting third book in
the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion,
before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

Title: EXILE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2)

Author: Shannon Messenger

Pub. Date: October 1, 2013

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 576

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Sophie Foster thought she was
safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her
unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny–the first female alicorn ever
seen in the Lost Cities–her life finally seems to be coming together.

But Sophie’s kidnappers are still
out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious
Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk—one that puts everyone
in incredible danger.

As long buried secrets rise to the
surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memories—before someone
close to her is lost forever.

In this second book in the Keeper
of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must journey to the darkest corners of her
luminous world in a sequel that will leave you breathless for more.

Title: KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (Keeper of the
Lost Cities #1)

Author: Shannon Messenger

Pub. Date: October 2, 2012

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 496

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has
a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around
her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she
meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds.
She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family
will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave
behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from
anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and
new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”

There are secrets buried deep in
Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among
humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

In this page-turning debut,
Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why
she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer

About Shannon:

SHANNON MESSENGER graduated from
the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned—among other things—that she
liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art,
screenwriting, and film production, but realized her real passion was writing
stories for children. She’s the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as
the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple
state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many
different languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing
number of cats. Visit her online at and follow her on
Twitter and Instagram @sw_messenger and on Facebook @KepperOfTheLostCities.

winners will receive FULL hardcover sets of THE KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES
Series, US only.


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