Blog Tour Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

BOOK INFORMATION

Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1)

by Rosaria Munda

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Release Date: October 15th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dragons

Synopsis:

Seraphina meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance… and dragons. Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders. Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet. But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city. With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36578543-fireborne

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30u8Vxd

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fireborne-rosaria-munda/1130335149

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1450108384

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Fireborne-Rosaria-Munda 9781984816511?ref=grid-view&qid=1562938950225&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/hk/en/ebook/fireborne

Google Books: https://books.google.fr/books/about/Fireborne.html id=J2A_vwEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Jan’s Review

This is an intense emotional story told from the perspective of two children who survived the downfall of the previous government down fall. One is the son of a dragonlord who entire family was destroyed and he only survived because someone chose not to end his life when he was ordered to. The other is the daughter of a serf whose entire family was destroyed by dragon fire and she was forced to watch. They are both raised as orphans and dream of a time when they can escape the horrible destruction of their families.

When they are given the chance to be come dragon riders in the new order, they are both determined to be better then the ones who came before them. Those who destroyed their families and those that were part of the destruction. The complex relationship between these two characters is so intense, you can feel it on every page of the book.

The other characters that are part of this story share a bit of those who can be loved and those you want to see destroyed. When you come to the end of this first book your heart will probably be in your chest as you read and feel for Lee as he forced to make some very tough decisions. Your also left wondering what choice he actually made and what will come next in this series. I have questions and i have theories and i am on the edge of my seat wondering what is to come.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Rosaria grew up in rural North Carolina, where she climbed trees, read Harry Potter fanfiction, and taught herself Latin. She studied political theory at Princeton and lives in Chicago with her husband and cat.

For book recs and updates, follow her on instagram: @rosariamunda

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show 17320159.Rosaria_Munda

Website: http://rosariamunda.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosariamunda

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com rosariamunda/?hl=en

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Prize: Win (1) of (2) copies of Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Munda (US/CAN Only)

Starts: 9th October 2019

Ends: 9th October 2019

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Spotlight Post Naked Mole Rat Save the World by Karen Rivers

About the book:

Can Kit’s super-weird superpower save her world?

Kit-with-a-small-k is navigating middle school with a really big, really strange secret: When she’s stressed, she turns into a naked mole rat.

It first happened after kit watched her best friend, Clem, fall and get hurt during an acrobatic performance on TV. Since then, the transformations keep happening—whether kit wants them to or not. Kit can’t tell Clem about it, because after the fall, Clem just hasn’t been herself. She’s sad and mad and gloomy, and keeping a secret of her own: the real reason she fell.

A year after the accident, kit and Clem still haven’t figured out how to deal with all the ways they have transformed—both inside and out. When their secrets come between them, the best friends get into a big fight. Somehow, kit has to save the day, but she doesn’t believe she can be that kind of hero. Turning into a naked mole rat isn’t really a superpower. Or is it?

About the author:

Karen Rivers’s books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards and have been published in multiple languages. When she’s not writing, reading, or visiting schools, she can usu­ally be found hiking in the forest that flourishes behind her tiny old house in Victoria, British Columbia, where she lives with her two kids, two dogs, and two birds. Find her online at karenrivers.com and on Twitter: @karenrivers.

Blog Tour Matt Monroe and The Haunted House by Edward Torba

ABOUT THE BOOK

Matt Monroe and the Haunted House

Written by Edward Torba

Publisher’s Synopsis:

A haunted mansion. A community at risk. A group of teens with mysterious abilities. Strange sightings at the Payne mansion and baffling incidents in the countryside place the community of Kingston on edge. Did opening the portal to Paragon draw evil entities to Kingston? In facing this new threat, Matt Monroe soon realizes he is not the only one who has secret talents. Many of his companions have hidden abilities which are exposed as Matt and his friends confront a terrifying, ethereal foe.

Ages 9-12 | Publisher: All Points Press, LLC | October 15, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0985082765

PURCHASE LINK

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Jan’s Review

This book is the second in the middle-grade adventure series featuring the Monroe boys and their select group of friends known as The Brotherhood. Matt and his older brother, Josh, live in the town of Kingston, located in rural Pennsylvania. In Book One of the series, the boys discover wooden tablets and a mysterious ring in the attic of the family home.
Book Two opens with Matt discovering two children, Annabelle and Nathaniel, dressed in early twentieth-century clothing, who hiding from their evil stepfather. This is a middle-grade novel that contains magic, tarot card readings, time travel, and fantasy adventure. This is the perfect novel to read in the spook month of October as the main events center around that creepy holiday.
This is the second book in the series, so it is a good idea to read the first book in the series, so you already have an excellent connection to the characters. The action keeps you invested in the next step against the evils of the paragon.

GIVEAWAY

Enter For A Chance To Win A Matt Monroe Series Gift Basket!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

• A copy of Matt

• Monroe and the Secret Society of Odontology (Book 1)

• An advanced reader copy of Matt Monroe and the Haunted House (Book 2)

• Dental supplies!

Two (2) winners receive:

• A copy of Matt

• Monroe and the Haunted House (Book 2)

Two (2) winners receive:

• A digital copy of Matt Monroe and the Haunted House (Book 2)

◦ This digital prize is open to worldwide entrants

Giveaway begins October 1, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 31, 2019,

at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Open to international addresses and the legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.

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Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles #2) by L. Penelope

The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms. 

Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity.

Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can’t stay away.

Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies—all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, they must beat the odds to save both kingdoms.

Jan’s Review

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

This is the second book in this epic fantasy series, their is a novella between book one and two that in this case sheds even more light on the events that unfold as you read the books. This second book focuses on two new characters one we met in the first book Darvyn and the second is Kyara. Both have very different uses of Earthsong. They are two sides of a coin Kyara deadly magic is a poison to anyone she encounters when she wrapped up in the use of it. Hence her name the Poison Flame and she has no control over it and their are those who to seek to control it and her. Then you have Darvyn who has this amazing power but it riddled with the guilt that he can’t save everyone and has the name of the Shadowfox.

These two are an explosive path where the Poison Flame is to drown the Shadowfox at all cost. The author is a master of weaving this world so each book exposes you to more and more secrets that are hiding within the pages. Book two even though it focuses more on new characters and the world they are entrenched in.

The second book also does a great job of setting us up for the third book with just a tease at the end of this story of what is to come. I also like that if you not read the first book then you will not be lost in the second in fact you will want to go back and read the novella and the first novel just to get more story.

I think that this story will be hard to end in 3 books it be nice to get more maybe some more novellas just to give us a good grounding in the all these amazing characters. I thrilled with this series and if your a fan of books where each one is a new setting, new characters and more discoveries then this is the series for you.

Blog Tour The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Vine Witch

by Luanne G. Smith

Publisher: 47North

Release Date: October 1st 2019

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis:

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. Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43236285-the-vine-witch

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZKNjvH

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-vine-witch-luanne-g-smith/1130030332

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/es/Vine-Witch-Luanne-G-

Smith/9781542008389?ref=grid-view&qid=1567272333336&sr=1-1

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Vine_Witch.html?id=VBS9vwEACAAJ&redir_

Jan’s Review

This is amazing, rich and unique story about witches. The perfect novel for the first part of the witching season. This novel centers around witches that have the ability to help vineyards produce amazing delicious wine. The main witch in the story has been cursed to be a snake or toad of some sort for the last seven years. She ends up breaking the curse and comes back home to find that her home has been sold and the mew owner does not believe in the vine witches.

This story is very well crafted with lots of plot twists, witches with various abilities, and of course a evil plot of revenge. You really get caught up in story and you don’t want it to end. I was quite delighted by the story and am eager for more in this world. Their a book two listed in goodreads and I thinking each book is to follow a different type of witch in the story. Though each story has lots of different witches but one will take center stage.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Luanne G. Smith is the author of THE VINE WITCH, a fantasy novel about witches, wine, and revenge set in early 20th century France, and the forthcoming second book in the series, THE GLAMOURIST. She’s lucky enough to live in Colorado at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, where she enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, a glass of wine at the end of the day, and finding the magic in everyday life.

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18699641.Luanne_G_Smith

Website: https://www.luannegsmith.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/writersmith1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luannegsmith/

TOUR GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win a copy of The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith (US Only)

Starts: 1st October 2019

Ends: 15th October 2019

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Blog Tour Crier’s War by Nina Varela

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BOOK INFORMATION

Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1)

by Nina Varela

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: October 1st 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT

Synopsis:

After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will. Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier. Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla. Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41951626-crier-s-war

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SVjF57

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/criers-war-nina-varela/1129558376#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/br/book/criers-war/id1448154886

Bookdepository (CD): https://www.bookdepository.com/Criers-War-Nina-

Varela/9781094025483?ref=grid-view&qid=1564567702509&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/hk/en/ebook/crier-s-war

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Crier_s_War.html id=JuGBDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

Jan’s Review

This was a delightful take on a premise that is as old as time but with a nice twist. Instead of humans ruling the automa, this time the world is run by Automa and us lowly humans are at their beck and call. Our main character Ayla is hell bent on taking revenge for the destruction of her family by King Hesod she ends up taking a posting in the palace to become close to his daughter Crier.

Not only is this a story about revenge and political unrest, it about emotions, relationships and how we muddle our way through them. Their are lots of moments of high emotions running between characters, and the plot zips along keeping you flipping pages desperate to know what going to happen next. I thought the aspect of the medallion holding memories was a unique twist in the story.

I am intrigued to see where the story goes from this point and felt this to be a strong debut for an exciting series.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Nina Varela is a nationally awarded writer of screenplays and short fiction. She was born in New Orleans and raised on a hippie commune in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent most of her childhood playing in the Eno River, building faerie houses from moss and bark, and running barefoot through the woods. These days, Nina lives in Los Angeles with her writing partner and their tiny, ill-behaved dog. She tends to write stories about hard-won love and young people toppling the monarchy/patriarchy/whatever-archy. On a related note, she’s queer. On a less related note, she has strong feelings about hushpuppies and loves a good jambalaya. CRIER’S WAR is her first novel.

You can find Nina at any given coffee shop in the greater Los Angeles area, or at http://www.ninavarela.com.

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18450258.Nina_Varela

Website: https://www.ninavarela.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninavarelas

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninavarelas_/

Blog Tour Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

BOOK INFORMATION

Shadow Frost

by Coco Ma

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Release Date: October 1st 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises. Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes. Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm. Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down. Not one has ever returned. When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed.

To kill it.

But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known.

That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.

From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43611226-shadow-frost

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ShXAxC

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadowfrost-coco-ma/1129793047

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Shadow-Frost-Coco-Ma 9781982527440?ref=grid-view&qid=1562928624264&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/shadow-frost-1

Google Books: https://books.google.com/books/about/Shadow_Frost.html id=zFpdvQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Jan’s Review

First off i got to say wow if this what this author can give us at 15 years old i dying to read more of what she has in store for us. We have a Princess who can use stones to control elements. She try’s very hard to learn a 3rd one when she finds out that she may just be able to wield them all at once or just a few at time.

Astern is a bad ass princess who does not allow anyone to boss her around, she practices swordsman ship in her room with her guardian. Which gets her in all kinds of trouble as they destroy bits of pieces of the place. She has incredible magic which she uses to escape her guards on more then one occasion with a frozen staircase (anyone think of the frozen movie) and of course she goes off to hunt a demon who is terrorizing the villagers.

When she heads off she should be taking just her guards but of course she takes her friend luna, Orion her guardian, Quinlin and Rose from a neighboring kingdom, Eadric, and of course later on Harry.

This unbelievable group is not at all who been told they are, and the plot twists abound as we barrel toward a dark and gritty ending at least for book one. Yep there will be more story coming. Buckle up Shadow Frost will leave you breathless.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Coco Ma is a Canadian-Chinese author and pianist. She wrote her first novel,Shadow Frost, at the age of 15. Since she began playing the piano at the age of five and a half, she has also performed on some of the world’s greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. Currently, she studies at Yale University. When she isn’t practicing piano, writing, or studying, you might find her bingeing Netflix or eating cake. Lots of cake.

Follow Coco on Twitter @shadowfrost2019 and Instagram @CakeForCoco or visit her website at Coco-Ma.com

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18559509.Coco_Ma

Website: http://coco-ma.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shadowfrost2019

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cakeforcoco/