Free eBook : The Rosegiver by Sandy Hiss

Free eBook : The Rosegiver by Sandy Hiss

Free eBook : The Rosegiver

by Sandy Hiss

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Genre:

Fantasy

Blurb:

It is the late 1800s, in rural England, seventeen-year-old Rachel Harper has been summoned by her aunt to assist with housekeeping duties at the family inn. She is also required to perform duties as a rosegiver, a messenger for the weak, the broken-hearted, and the dying. On her journey to Rosethorne Inn, she befriends a writer named John, who informs her about a rash of missing girls in Thistle Grove and nearby towns. He also discusses the topic of vampyres which intrigues Rachel.

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Book Review : Heirs of Power  by Kay MacLeod

Book Review : Heirs of Power by Kay MacLeod

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Book Review – Heirs of Power

by Kay Macleod

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Book Review by Rodney Strong

Not an easy task when their number includes an eleven year old …

Kitty is busy organising her wedding when she is suddenly thrust into a world she is unprepared for, and one that may get her killed. It turns out her father was a Constellation, one of nine infused with special abilities to protect the world from invasion. Only now those abilities have come to her and Kitty is woefully unready for the journey ahead.

Along the way she meets several of the other Constellations and together they must work to prevent the end of the world as they know it, not an easy task when their number includes an eleven year old girl, and a teenage swordsman who’s never picked up a sword in her life.

Heirs of Power is a fantasy novel set in its own richly populated world. The characters are well described, if not a little cliched, and the action sequences are nicely done with just the right amount of blood and guts to excite most readers without being graphic.

Kay MacLeod has done a good job building her world, the story flows relatively well, although it does become repetitive at times (it seems everyone they meet is out to kill them which leads to another fight). The author has a slightly annoying habit of referring to her characters by multiple names on the same page, Kitty is also The Archer, Serena is also the noblewoman and The Dancer. This makes it seems sometimes like they are separate characters and prevents the reader from really following the flow of the conversation.

The book is labelled as Book 1, which means there will be more, which is a good thing. But knowing it wasn’t going to have a natural conclusion lessened the desire to get to the end, because it’s not really the end.

There are also some instances which jar you out of the world and into ours, a few modern phrases, and Kitty wearing bunny slippers seemed completely out of sync.

It was a good first book and hopefully there will be more. It’s just the small things that prevent it getting a better rating from me.

 
Book Review – Black Lord of Eagles by Ben Blake

Book Review – Black Lord of Eagles by Ben Blake

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Book Review – Black Lord of Eagles

by Ben Blake

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Book Review by Rodney Strong

The Ashir are a comfortable people, confident in their history, structured in their society, and most of all absolutely sure they are the only people.  Until the Thrain cross the Ashir’s borders, and everything they thought they knew is turned upside down.  The Thrain have a mission, and it’s not peaceful.

The Ashir’s one hope is the Kai.  Kai is the Kamachi, chosen servant of the god Viraca, but to save his people he must overcome his own doubts.

Ben Blake has done an outstanding job of creating the world his characters inhabit.  There are clear historical correlations between the simple Ashir who worship many gods and place no value in gold and the Aztecs, while the more technologically advanced Thrain stand in nicely for the Spanish.  That’s not to say this is a historical tale, it is definitely fantasy.  For me it felt like an early Raymond E Feist book, with the expansive world.

I did wonder about the need to include magic in the book, it’s a minor thing, but the tale would have worked just as well without it and the inclusion of a magician seemed a little forced.

There were a few places where long descriptive passages slowed down the action, which was distracting for the reader, but again these were minor over.  The other very minor thing is that the book was clearly written as part of a series, and was left on a cliffhanger ending.  While this keeps readers interested for future books, a slight tweak could have concluded the book while still leaving things open.

A great read and I look forward to reading more from this author.

****

 
Free eBook : Heirs of Power  by Kay MacLeod

Free eBook : Heirs of Power by Kay MacLeod

Free eBook : Heirs of Power

by Kay MacLeod

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– Ends 31st  Dec 2017

Genre:

Fantasy

Blurb:

After stumbling upon an otherworldly ritual, Kitty Fairlow discovers that her own incredible hunting skills are not merely due to a lifetime of training. She has been gifted powers from an ancient spirit, passed down by her father. She is a Constellation.
And she’s not the only one.
A new generation of heroes have each inherited unique abilities in order to prevent the corruption of their world by the Tenebri, a race that thrives on life energy. Kitty, along with a high-born dancer and a snarky juggler, must find their allies before the Tenebri army picks them off.
With the powerful enemy emerging, can the Constellations gather in time to put an end to the threat for good, or will their foe succeed and wreak the same destruction they have unleashed on their own world?

authors message: Heirs of Power is the start of an epic fantasy tale with plenty of action and rich story lines, driven by deep characters. Thanks for your interest and I hope you love reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Heirs of Power is the start of an epic fantasy tale with plenty of action and rich story lines, driven by deep characters. Thanks for your interest and I hope you love reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Free Book Giveaway – Padma and the Elephant Sutra

Free Book Giveaway – Padma and the Elephant Sutra

Free Book Giveaway : Padma and the Elephant Sutra

by W L Snowden

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– ends 20 Nov 2017 (ENDED)

Genre:

Fantasy

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The sky is full of elephants. Hares live on the moon. A paradise threatened by an alien being, and a promise to help it home. Only then will harmony be restored, and the human’s song renewed. Custodians of earth must not fail in their task, else all will be consumed.

A blue moon has returned, threatening an ancient way of life. The guardians of paradise are now forced to confront nature’s greatest nemesis, humanity. In this fantastical tale, rich in history and myth, Meet Padma, an unlikely champion of hope, and George, a man tormented by the cruel deeds of his past.

Carried from ancient days to distant constellations, a captivating and extraordinary journey unfolds in pursuit of the destiny they must claim. Beginning in Ceylon in the 1830’s, ‘Padma and the Elephant Sutra’ follows their epic adventure to fulfil an ancient covenant, agreed in a time beyond recollection, to protect a fragile world. Can the pink Padma save an elephant paradise?

Praises

“…an engaging story with an interesting, layered plot, a richly nuanced world, and a cast of unique characters.
This magical story is sure to delight readers! A noteworthy book.”

– NY Literary Magazine                   

“…Elegant and beautiful, with lovely descriptions, and vast in history, Padma and the Elephant Sutra is a unique read that’s hard to put down. Definitely a must-read! ***** “

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Free eBook : Love Bites

Free eBook : Love Bites

Free eBook : Love Bites by TL Clark

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Genre:

fantasy / Romance

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Shakira had never felt at home growing up in Surrey, but as soon as she entered the quaint Welsh village she knew she belonged. Maybe it was because of the welcoming villagers. Or perhaps it was the presence of the others whom she sensed nearby; the ones she saw in her dreams, with their strange glowing eyes.

Fate is not always kind. It gives with one hand and takes with the other. There is a reason she didn’t grow up with her own kind.

A rich tale of witchcraft, fae, sorcery, elinefae and dragons; this is a story for all who dare to believe.

 

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Free eBook : Angelos Odyssey by J.B.M. Patrick

Free eBook : Angelos Odyssey by J.B.M. Patrick

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Angelos Odyssey: Volume One by J.B.M. Patrick

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– ends 27 November

Genre:

fantasy / Sci-Fi

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The year is 3200, and the world’s greatest assassin has yet to leave his mark on a society ravaged by malevolent gods, demons, and countless beasts…

This is the story of Tavon, an orphan who rose above his origins as another gang member running the streets of the massive Citadel. He watched the ones closest to him depart this life due to violent gunfights, drug abuse, and constant territorial disputes. But he triumphed over darkness, embracing it and using it as a weapon to join the most famous assassination association in the universe.

His companions include: Brock, a veteran who pursues a flailing career as a paramedic while battling PTSD; Silo, an android who disguised his true nature and is now the playboy CEO of a flourishing social media company; Raiko, a young boy surviving in the Citadel Prison while receiving genetic enhancements; and Aaliyah, the Citadel’s most brilliant and effective Bureau Detective.

This is the story of awakening, of transcendence.

 

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Angelos Odyssey has been edited and revised for three years. It’s on Kindle and B&N as well, but I’m trying to keep it free for the readers public for as long as I can! Thanks for asking it !

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Book Review – The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal by KY Eden

Book Review – The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal by KY Eden

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Book Review – The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal

by KY Eden

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Reviewed by Julia Wilson

Thrilling

The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal by K.Y. Eden is the first book in a thrilling new YA fantasy series. I am much older but I really enjoyed it, getting caught up in the action from the start.

Inheriting a house from an elderly neighbour means a pair of teenagers get far more than they bargained for. Bound together, the pair must right the wrongs of the past, searching for clues and artefacts along the way.

The novel shows that life is a spiritual battle that we do not understand. The realms are easy to tap into if you know what you are doing. There are good spirits and bad demons. The clue is knowing who to trust.

I am not usually drawn to fantasy novels but this is a real cracker. I read it, totally engrossed in the action and cannot wait for the second book. The ending is perfectly poised to continue the tale.

The characters are well drawn, realistic and likable. The reader wants them to succeed in their task and ‘feels’ bound to them in their quest.

The Missing Journal has an unusual plotline that gripped me from the start. I cannot wait to read the subsequent books.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own


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Reviewed by Rodney Strong

Nice set-up for future books and an enjoyable read!

When old man Bernie Watts dies he leaves more than just his physical possessions to village children Zak and Natalie. He also leaves a mystery that involves time travel, other realms, missing journals, and monsters.

Over the course of the book more questions are raised than answered for the two main characters, which nicely sets it up for future books. Zak and Natalie are well defined, as is the village and its other inhabitants. Zak’s family, including the annoying older brother Adam, will be very familiar to a lot of readers, in particular the bickering that’s common between siblings.

I enjoyed the story, and the world the author has created. However it felt like the book could have benefited from a good edit as there are some formatting issues, and patches where sentence structure could have been tightened.

All in all though, an enjoyable read.


 

 
Free Book “The Redcroft Journals Vol I : The Missing Journal” by K Y Eden

Free Book “The Redcroft Journals Vol I : The Missing Journal” by K Y Eden

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Free eBook / Free Paperback Giveaway : The Redcroft Journals – Vol I: The Missing Journal

by K Y Eden

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Genre:

Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA

 

Blurb:

The Redcroft Journals series is a coming of age, time-slip adventure that will lead you on a journey of discovery, require you to question the familiar and encourage you to embrace new possibilities. It’s an exploration into friendships that show faith will triumph, trust is powerful, and that we all have a hidden ability to share.

Zak Stone lives with his parents and older brother Adam in the seemingly ordinary village of Redcroft. When elderly resident Bernie Watts dies, it sparks life-changing supernatural events for Zak, his family, and their beautiful and mysterious neighbour, Natalie.

Fearful secrets unfold when Zak and Natalie find themselves thrown together to unravel Bernie’s extraordinary life and legacy. His Journals guide them on their quest and warn them to protect the future from the sinister dark creatures that are watching them.

Keeping it all a secret becomes increasingly difficult, yet reveals some interesting insights into their family ties and the history of Redcroft.

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Thank you for choosing to read The Redcroft Journals, please feel free to join me on Facebook, Twitter or keep in touch through my website www.kyedenbooks.com.

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Free eBook – Black Lord of Eagles by Ben Blake

Free eBook – Black Lord of Eagles by Ben Blake

Free eBook : Black Lord of Eagles / Ben Blake

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– Ends 1 Nov 2017

Genre:

Fantasy

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The Ashir thought they were alone in the world – until the strangers came to conquer. Now they are plunged into a struggle for survival, in which their hopes all lie with one man. Kai, the kamachi, living servant of the Teacher God.

 

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Hi, I’m Ben Blake. I have seven novels on Amazon and other sites, including The Risen King and the Troy trilogy. All are fantasy, with semi-historical settings. I hope you enjoy them.

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