Showing posts from August, 2018

Book Blitz; Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel


Monthly Summary; August 2018

It's the end of yet another month, which means it's time for a new Monthly Summary post. I've been lucky enough to both get my hands on a few books in addition to actually read a little bit. It's also soon finally autumn, which I'm looking forward to with all the pretty warm colours and cooler weather (an added bonus is all the interesting books that will be published). Some prefer the summer, I prefer the autumn. No matter what, here's the books I've read and gotten my hands on this month.

Books I've Read
The Girl from the Coast by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Faceless by Amma Darko
Bjørnejegerskens bekjennelser by Berit Hedemann
Den polske bokseren by Eduardo Halfon
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara
Høstlandskap i Havana by Leonardo Padura
Godchild Volume 6 by Kaori Yuki
Godchild Volume 7 by Kaori Yuki
Godchild Volume 8 by Karoi Yuki
Food Wars! Vol. 2 by Yuto Tsukuda
Food Wars! Vol. 3 by Yuto Tsukuda
Med mine øyne by Sheena Kamal
You by Caroline K…

Release Day Blitz; Stealing Tranquility by J. L. Weil

I am so excited that STEALING TRANQUILITY by J.L. Weil is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author J.L. Weil, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of J.L. and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About the Book:
Title: STEALING TRANQUILITY Reverse Harem (Dragon Descendants Book 1) Author: J.L. Weil Pub. Date: August 30, 2018 Publisher: Dark Magick Publishing, LLC Formats: eBook Pages: 180 Find it:GoodreadsAmazon Get ready to meet Jase, Kieran, Zade, and Issik, the last dragon descendants.
Olivia Campbell’s life gets turned upside down when her mother suddenly passes away. Left with only a stepdad who despises her, she turns to the streets. Penniless and alone in the Chicago winter, how much worse can it get?
She is about to find out.
A chance encounter with a stran…

Book Tour & Giveaway; Behind the Door by Mary SanGiovanni

Kathy Ryan #1
by Mary SanGiovanni
Genre: Horror Pub Date: 8/28/2018

Occult specialist Kathy Ryan returns in this thrilling novel of paranormal horror from Mary SanGiovanni, the author of Chills . . .
Some doors should never be opened . . . In the rural town of Zarepath, deep in the woods on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, stands the Door. No one knows where it came from, and no one knows where it leads. For generations, folks have come to the Door seeking solace or forgiveness. They deliver a handwritten letter asking for some emotional burden to be lifted, sealed with a mixture of wax and their own blood, and slide it beneath the Door. Three days later, their wish is answered—for better or worse. Kari is a single mother, grieving over the suicide of her teenage daughter. She made a terrible mistake, asking the powers beyond the Door to erase the memories of her lost child. And when she opened the Door to retrieve her letter, she unleashed every sin, secret, and spi…

Book Tour Grand Finale; Queen of Iron and Blood by Melissa Wright

On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Book Tour Grand Finale
Queen of Iron and Blood By Melissa Wright
We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Note from the Author
Welcome to the tour for Queen of Iron and Blood, book two in the Shattered Realms series! It was a thrill to continue the story of plucky heroine Mackenzie Scott, her younger brother Riley, and the complicated creatures who invaded their world...
It's All About the Romance - Excerpt
A black-winged bird slammed into the glass inches from Hannah’s face, the noise making her fingers tighten around the stock of her M4. She wanted to turn away from the window, from the disingenuousness of that promising sky, and cross the darkened room. But Hannah was on watch. She straightened, eyes narrowed against the light of a hidden sun, and another bird smacked into the glass with a dull thud.
Thud. Thud, thud, thud.
SilverWoodSketches - Review

Review; Circles of Hell by Dante

With Literary Voyage Around the World Reading Challenge, I ended up reading Circles of Hell by Dante (Italy). Today I'll post the review.

Description from Goodreads
'I truly thought I'd never make it back.' 

Ten of the most memorable and most terrifying cantos from Dante's Inferno.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. 

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321).

Dante's works available in Penguin Classics are Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, The Divine Comedy and Vita Nuova.

My Thought On The Book
Some …

Release Day Blitz; Butterfly Blood by Rebecca L. Carpenter


Cover Reveal; The Wolf of the Baskervilles by Majanka Verstraete

The Wolf of the Baskervilles
Majanka Verstraete
(The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, #3)
Publication date: June 25th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Who is Marisol Holmes? She’s a teenager. Detective. Jaguar shifter. And don’t forget, she’s also the descendant of the great Sherlock Holmes. Our heroine had been in some pretty tight spots before, but now? She’s about to face her biggest challenge yet: a powerful shifter with a taste for blood. No one has faced down the deadly wolf of the Baskervilles and lived to tell the tale. Even so, Marisol Holmes plans to do just that. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Google Play / iBooks

Author Bio:
Author Majanka Verstraete has written more than twenty unique works of fiction. A native of Belgium, Majanka’s novels explore the true nature of monsters: the good, the bad, and just about every species in between. Her young adult books include the acclaimed Mirrorland (YA Dark Fantasy) and Angel of Death (YA Paranormal) series of novel…

Top Ten Tuesday; Books With A School Setting

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme of the week was a back to school/learning freebie, so I decided to write a top ten list of books with a school setting. Note that some of the books have the school setting part of the time, but some of the setting is at a school nontheless.
My picks are;
 Spinner by Michael J. Bowler
Tompkin's School for the Extraordinarily Talented by Tabi Slick
RoseBlood by A. G. Howard Night School by C. J. Daughterty
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Fifteen Seconds of Normal by Alex Marestaing Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye
Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Book Tour & Giveaway; The Witch's Touch by Rose Wylor-Owen

The Witch's Touch by Rosie Wylor-Owen Genre: Urban Fantasy
Criminals are going missing. Felons or not, Detective Meeks is duty-bound to find them, with little to go on but a suspicious encounter between the latest missing person and a local business owner. As the case unravels, Meeks struggles to make sense of a world he thought he understood. Yet this twist of fate could be his chance to truly making a difference to the community he holds dear.

Amanda Solanke is used to making waves, but never with the police. The last person to see the latest missing criminal, she is dragged to the heart of a police investigation. A small business owner in the eyes of the community, behind closed doors Amanda and her partner Leona guard a magical secret. The closer they are watched, the closer Amanda and Leona come to facing the ultimate danger: exposure.

Goodreads * Amazon

Rosie Wylor-Owen was born in Worcester, England at the height of baggy jeans and boy-band popularity. Her work has been featured…

Review; The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen

I picked up The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen due to Literary Voyage Around the World Reading Challenge (England) and today I'll post the review of the book.

Description from Goodreads
'She has many rare and charming qualities, but Sobriety is not one of them.'

A selection of Austen's dark and hilarious early writings - featuring murder, drunkenness, perjury, theft, poisoning, women breaking out of prison, men forging wills and babies biting off their mothers' fingers... 
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have s…

Review; The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa

With both Literary Voyage Around the World Challenge (Angola) and Library Love Challenge in the back of my mind, I ended up borrowing The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa at the library. Today, I'll post the review of this novella.

Description from Goodreads
The narrator of this novel is a rather charming lizard. He lives on Felix Ventura's living-room wall, Felix, the lizard's friend and hero of the story, is a man who sells pasts - if you don't like yours, he can come up with an new one for you, a new past - full of better memories, with a complete lineage, photos and all."

My Thoughts on the Book
The Book of Chameleons is a quirky little book, but quite enjoyable. Even if the book is a quick read, it also has a bit of depth.

Book Blogger Hop; Posting Reviews on other Sites

It's Friday, which means it's time for a new Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "Where do you post your reviews besides your blog? Please list them all so perhaps we can find some new sites."

Book Blogger Hop
If I post any reviews outside of my blog, it's mostly on either Goodreads or Netgallery. If anyone wants to add me as a friend on Goodreads, feel free to do so.

Review; Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Archer

Due to Platypire Diversity challenge and this month's theme of mental health awareness, I decided to read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Archer. And just for the record before I continue; I do not support his actions in terms of sexual harassment etc.

Description from Goodreads
You can't stop the future.

You can't rewind the past.

The only way to learn the secret is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life... forever.

My Thoughts On The Novel Even though the book somehow manages to portray the snowball effect of various incidents that makes Hannah commit suicide, I felt th…

Cover Reveal; The Phoenix's Ashes by Rebecca Ethington

Rise of The Witch: A Circus of Shifters Novel
Rebecca Ethington
(The Phoenix's Ashes, #1)
Publication date: September 21st 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Phoenix Shifters are rare. They also hold the key to eternal life. No wonder the Dragon King wants the last one on earth for himself. My entire life has been spent tucked away in a traveling circus, concealed by the powerful spell of an old witch. It would be just my luck that a streak of rebellion would land me in the hands of three sexy dragon shifters. I am in so much trouble. Dragons aren’t supposed to know I exist, let alone make me feel this… warm. Turns out that these three might be the only ones who can protect me from the Dragon King. We are playing a dangerous game, and if we don’t get our act together and defeat the tyrant who is hunting me I am going to lose more than the three Dragon Gods that have claimed my heart, and my soul. Rise of The Witch is a full-length Shifter Reverse Harem, full of action, adven…