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Book review: Soul Retrievers by David Burton

Soul retrievers is an occult horror novel written by David Burton.

Getter is a soul retriever with a reputation, he always gets his soul. So when young 51NByiuRv5LBrittany’s parents enlist his services after discovering their daughter was mistakenly sent to hell they expected results. But no one expected these results. Soul retrievers are expected to operate discretely, delivering those misjudged to Heaven’s gate, but discretion isn’t always an option, especially when you’ve made enemies of some very influential demons. Running the mazes of Hell in search of Brittany, while avoiding the traps, perils, and monsters is one thing, doing so while being hunted is another. But why exactly does Mephisto seem so intent to ensure Getter never leaves. There is more to his hatred than meets the eye, and the discovery of the truth only brings more danger. Getter needs allies if he is to survive, but who in Hell would consider helping him? Continue reading “Book review: Soul Retrievers by David Burton”

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Book review: Battle of the Bannockburn: The Saga of Thistles and Roses (The Warrior Queen Book 3) by Karen Gray

Karen Gray remains to date my favourite author, and that is not a position I offer to just anyone. I find Karen’s work to be the very essence of fantasy at its best. She brings to life 51fpuMb7leL._SX345_BO1,204,203,200_an enormous cast of characters, each with depth, backstory, and involved history. The stories themselves are emotionally gripping, full of twists, unexpected revelations and not to mention magic and creatures thought to be only legend. Karen easily creates a full and complete world, inclusive of strife, and it is a world that just becomes more engrossing with every turn of the page.

It took a few days for me to read cover to cover and I was once more left in awe of this author’s skill.

Book three, whilst progressing with the main story arc also Continue reading “Book review: Battle of the Bannockburn: The Saga of Thistles and Roses (The Warrior Queen Book 3) by Karen Gray”

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Book review: Zenzoris Returns by Jenny Burnley

Zenzoris Returns (The Sophie Radcliffe Series Book 1) by Jenny Burnley. Sophie Radcliffe is a top agent in the Intergalactic Law Enforcement Agency, feisty, with technology and indexcomputer skills that compete with even the most advanced species, not to mention a photographic memory make her the go to agent when things go wrong, and things have gone very wrong. Zenzoris, a dangers Drogg hell bent on domination of all the universes has escaped the seemingly impenetrable prison Sophie herself had devised, and boy is he angry. The destruction of Earth and Sophie the first priority on his agenda. By her side her partner, Tom Logan, an expert with weapons, and Justin Adams, a linguistic whose ear can crack even the most complex language in minutes. This trio now embark to return Zenzoris to his rightful imprisonment. But something about the whole thing seems strange, a hooded figure is seen aided what should have been an impossible escape attempt. Who is this, and what motives so they have for freeing the most terrifying enemy the Intergalactic Law Enforcement Agency has ever encountered?

With an exciting plot and twists this is one science fiction easy to lose yourself in. It takes all the aspects of sci-fi, technology, space travel, aliens, and makes it easily accessible, central to the plot, but not all-encompassing. The story itself focuses on the events within Sophie’s unit, whilst successfully creating scope and introducing aliens, their differences and a little of their culture. The characters are well-crafted, expressive and interesting. For a book that takes about an hour to read this is no small feat and pays great homage to the author’s talents. I look forward to more work from this author.

Currently 99p/99 Cents, pick up your copy today for a truly gripping read. I’ve already brought two copies of this, one for me and another for a friend who loves sci-fi.

UK: Zenzoris returns

US: Zenzoris returns

 

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Book review: Annwyn’s Blood (The Paladin of Shadows Chronicles, #1) by Michael Eging

Annwyn’s Blood (The Paladin of Shadows Chronicles, #1) by Michael Eging is a fantasy 517HucYNvnL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_science fiction set in Sub-Roman Britain. King Mattheus’ daughter Marianna  has been abducted, but when no word of ransom comes the King is forced to take matters into his own hands, dispatching his warriors to scour the land in search of her. The book follows this adventure from alternate perspectives, from the group of warriors following heresy and hope, to young Erik who finds far more than he bargained for. There is more at risk than the fate of one princess, the Ruler of the Dead has his own plans, to which both Marianna and Erik are central. Forced into a world between life and death Erik seeks a way to rid himself of the curse forced upon him by Marianna, and attempts to save her in the process.

The first thing that struck me about this book it the beautifully Continue reading “Book review: Annwyn’s Blood (The Paladin of Shadows Chronicles, #1) by Michael Eging”

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Book review: Pledged by Louise G White Book 3 in the Gateway Series

Pledged by Louise G White is the third and final instalment in the Gateway Series.

Having read the first two instalments in this series I couldn’t wait to see where Carolyn’s fate led her next. Of course with so much happening between books one and two, and such a fantastic array of unique characters with their own challenges, Carolyn’s story wasn’t the only one I was interested in.9780993081781

Starting shortly after the end of the last book, we are straight away emerged back into the story. I particularly liked how, in this book, the author had done subtitles highlighting the person’s point of view you were following at that time. I have never seen this in anything I have read before now, and thought it worked really well – especially when I was ready to turn in for the night and my eye caught who’s next, compelling me to read for just a little longer. The story itself is not only well constructed but possesses the author’s familiar flowing rhythm with her visual and immersive style.

Continue reading “Book review: Pledged by Louise G White Book 3 in the Gateway Series”

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Book review: The White Wolf Prophecy – Hall of Records by L.K. Kelley

I really enjoyed the second addition to the White Wolf Prophecy – Hall of Records by author L.K. Kelley. I found I enjoyed this book more than the first (and I really enjoyed that one), the focus on the plot and the events occurring around the characters really grabbed my attention.

The second book builds upon the foundations set in place by the first book, The White Wolf Prophecy – Mating,  and like any good book, further develops the characters we have come to know and love. Their interaction is real and enjoyable. I found the mythos and history well thought out, as well as the complex weaves of the unfolding story. With the events in the second book, I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes us next as we approach the climax of the series.

Speaking of climax, there is of course the return of the more intimate scenes between mates, since I don’t read erotica I can’t draw a reference on other materials, however, the scenes were well thought out and although frequent throughout the book, in no way overpowered or detract from the story line. This book is very plot and character driven, and the bonding of the characters in this manner serves an important role, so the balance found by the author is perfect for what needs to be achieved.

There are so many things that happen through the book, the introduction of new powers, the resurfacing of old ones, that I am really looking forwards to reading the third one. When I review the third book I will be able to discuss this further in detail, but to do so now would provide some major spoilers.

Here are the links to the Kindle versions on Amazon
US $2.99 The White Wolf Prophecy – Hall of Records – Book 2

UK £3.99 The White Wolf Prophecy – Hall of Records – Book 2

If you missed my review of the first book, you can find it here

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Book Review: Chasing The Demon (Gateway Book 2) By Louise G white

Hello all, I hope you are all well.

I myself am enjoying the turn of seasons and the encroaching of dark nights. Autumn and Winter are fantastic times to settle down with a nice hot drink and a good book.

A little while ago, I did a review on a book called ‘The Calling’ By Louise G White, I enjoyed this book so much that I brought the second book in the series, and gave it a good place on my ever growing reading list.

The second book in the Gateway series is titled ‘Chasing the Demon’ and I enjoyed it as much as the first. There was the return of familiar characters and the introduction of new ones. As expected from any series, it takes the ideas and concepts introduced in the first book and expands on them to create a better understanding of the world, missions and characters

It’s hard to provide plot details, without giving away the ending of the first book, which I still must say is a highly recommended read. But with no spoilers in sight I will say that the author builds on the already created relationships, and possesses the smooth, flawless, and entertaining character interaction which gripped my intention in the first book.

A lot more information is given on the agency, and through the plot we come to understand more of their practices, as well as understand the motivations of most of the characters for doing what they do.

The author’s writing style is clear and enjoyable, her description and plot drive the plot forwards and keep the reader hooked from the first page.

I am looking forwards to reading the next one, which has already been added to my reading list.

US Chasing The Demon (Gateway Book 2)

UK Chasing The Demon (Gateway Book 2)

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Book review: Ceridwen and The Order of The Future Keepers – Alistair Roberts

Last night I finished reading Ceridwen and The Order of The Future Keepers by Alistair Roberts.

The book itself is set just after the time of King Arthur and the author does a good job in making the speech not only easy to understand, but keeping with the time and rhythm expected, translating, where necessary, the odd word which is thrown into the dialect.

While I was reading the tale of Ceridwen, I couldn’t help but be reminded of The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper, a popular book with its own foothold in Arthurian legends and mythology.

The story itself, although references Arthurian legends, is not consumed by it as the author draws on parts of the mythology only as a means of enhancing the story and plot, whilst giving them his own twist, which also leaves various options open to later explore events discussed in future books. Throughout the book, you not only learn of Ceridwen’s current concerns, but learn, through small insights, of some of her past adventures and those which may await her in the future.

As always, if this has piqued your interest, here’s the link.

UK – Ceridwen and The Order of The Future Keepers

US Ceridwen and The Order of The Future Keepers

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Darrienia and Herbal Lore are now available.

Darrienia and Herbal Lore are now available.

If you enjoy fantasy, or would like to know more about the uses of herbs in magical or medicinal practices, don’t forget to pick up your copy today.

By buying one of my books you will also be helping to support either the neonatal department of the UHNM or the St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

Herbal Lore

UK £1.99

US $2.99

Darrienia

UK £3.99

US $4.99

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Darrienia Final teaser

For my final teaser I decided to do something a little different. I thought this image on its own was so fantastic that I didn’t want to add any text, instead I will leave you with this small excerpt.

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“The timeless room gave pause to their own mortality, before them countless figures had sat in this very place. The endless athenaeum was dedicated to one sole purpose, the obtaining of power. Within the great towers, every tome, parchment, or carving, of magical craft and prophecy could be found. Some mere facsimiles, but nothing, not even a single aged shred of parchment, would further deteriorate within these walls, nothing that was, except for the living.” Darrienia.

This is one of my favourite images, as the artist took numerous things from the book and included them in the picture.

It is now just days away, don’t forget to pick up your copy here:

Darrienia:

Kindle US $4.99 Darrienia (The Forgotten Legacies Series Book 1)

Kindle UK £3.99 Darrienia (The Forgotten Legacies Series Book 1)

Herbal Lore

US $2.99 Herbal Lore

UK £1.99 Herbal Lore