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#bookreview ~ Child of the Kindred: The Rienfield Chronicles: Book 2 @Mtmagee1013M #fantasy

Child of the Kindred(The Rienfield Chronicles: Book 2)By M.T. Magee

Enter the realm of Rinefield, where love, danger, adventure and romance awaits you. Their world is changing and a new era has begun. Princess Laurel finds her kingdom of Gwenlais, torn and shattered from a bloody siege. Her people now looking to her, to help them rise above the ruin and misery inflicted upon their once peaceful and sheltered realm. Laurel and her beloved Prince Caleb, must find a way to unite their kingdoms, as never before. The enemy from a distant land makes a bold and savage attempt, to thwart the unity of the two kingdoms of Gwenlais and Heathwin. The odds have never been greater against the realms or the two lovers that hold the kingdoms together. Will their people and their love survive all they have lost? Will new life rise from above the ruins?

What did I think of the Book?

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and sometimes war is inevitable...
Princess Laurel is being held captive by the …

#bookreview ~ Alice in Brexitland #political #satire @LucienDYoung

Alice in BrexitlandBy Lucien Young
Lying on a riverbank on a lazy summer’s afternoon – 23rd June 2016, to be precise – Alice spots a flustered-looking white rabbit called Dave calling for a referendum. Following him down a rabbit-hole, she emerges into a strange new land, where up is down, black is white, experts are fools and fools are experts...
She meets such characters as the Corbynpillar, who sits on a toadstool smoking his hookah and being no help to anyone; Humpty Trumpty, perched on a wall he wants the Mexicans to pay for; the Cheshire Twat, who likes to disappear leaving only his grin, a pint, and the smell of scotch eggs remaining; and the terrifying Queen of Heartlessness, who’ll take off your head if you dare question her plan for Brexit. Will Alice ever be able to find anyone who speaks sense?

What did I think of the Book?

A strange thing happened to Alice on the 23rd June 2016...
Seven-year-old Alice is lazing about on a riverbank with her sister when she sees a white rabbit.…

#bookreview ~ Legacy (Book #3, the Fire Chronicles) #Fantasy @Susiwright1

Legacy(Book #3, the Fire Chronicles)BySusi Wright
'Think true, fly free and use your powers wisely.' Lord Thunis (Gaian philosophy) - much easier said than done...
Even in the idealistic realm of the Lord of Fire, growing up isn't easy; even more difficult for Essie and Ardi, who possess volatile talents no-one yet understands...
Their coming-of-age is forged by the unforgiving hand of Destiny.  Can they play their part and survive their own magic?

Despite suffering a mysterious illness, Lord Luminor's benificence must now stretch beyond the bounds of the Known World.
Beyond the Impossible Mountains, Morvian allies suffer unspeakable atrocities at the hands of a barbarian horde. Without assistance from the Ancient Realm, it might be impossible to rescue many of their number.
Driven by destiny, courage and love, Luminor's intrepid daughter, Espira, must reconcile with her rebellious brother, Ardientor, summoning nascent powers to join the quest.
It is time for her to co…

#bookreview ~ Henry (Book #3 Of The Tudor Trilogy) #HistFic #Tudors @tonyriches

Henry(Book Three Of The Tudor Trilogy) ByTony Riches
Bosworth 1485: After victory against King Richard III, Henry Tudor becomes King of England. Rebels and pretenders plot to seize his throne. The barons resent his plans to curb their power and he wonders who he can trust. He hopes to unite Lancaster and York through marriage to the beautiful Elizabeth of York. With help from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, he learns to keep a fragile peace. He chooses a Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon, as a wife for his son Prince Arthur. His daughters will marry the King of Scotland and the son of the Emperor of Rome. It seems his prayers are answered, then disaster strikes and Henry must ensure the future of the Tudors.

What did I think of the Book?
King Richard III is dead. Long live the King...
Henry Tudor has a secret. He never wanted to be king. But now, thanks to his family's ambition, and victory at Bosworth, Henry finds himself King of England.
Henry wants to bring peace to this war…

Cover Reveal ~ Desperate Knight (Book #2 of The Knights of Kilborne) #Historical #fantasy @kilbourneknight

I just had to share the cover reveal of Desperate Knight. The art work is amazing, isn't it? I am a big fan of this series and it is one I Highly Recommend. Don't forget to enter the giveaway ~ scroll down for more details...

DESPERATE KNIGHT Book 2 in the Knights of Kilbourne series by award-winning fantasy/romance author Keith W. Willis
Coming summer 2017 from Champagne Books
No time… No plan… No options… No one said saving the world would be easy.

Morgan McRobbie and Lady Marissa duBerry swing back into swashbuckling action, facing old enemies, new threats, and a diabolical conspiracy. Not to mention a more personal battle, one with hearts and pride at stake.
As the pair escorts Prince Robert to the dwarf king’s court, a fiendish scheme is unfolding, intended to hurl men and dwarves into a devastating war. Morgan ends up sidetracked by a kidnapped dwarf and a centuries-old feud, while a mysterious wizard’s revelations shake…

#bookreview ~ The Rogue of Islay Isle #Highland #Romance @HMcCollumAuthor

The Rogue of Islay Isle
(Highland Isles Series)
Heather McCollum

Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he’s not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay’s shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles’ schemes.
Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Madeleine is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her.
Through dreams and flashes of her past, Madeleine begins to rebuild her memories. But the more she recalls about the horror she escaped, the more she realizes the jeopardy she is bringing to Islay, Clan MacDonald and the Highlander who has captured her heart.

What did I think of the book?

How far would you go to save the woman you love?
Being the c…

#newrelease #bookreview~ The Shadow Queen #Historical #histfic @anne_obrien

Today I am delighted to announce the release of… The Shadow Queen The Shadow Queen is the story of Joan of Kent, a tale of treachery, power-hungry families and legal subterfuges, in which Joan, a woman of considerable charm and beauty, played a central role at the Plantagenet Court. ‘What would enhance the pattern of my life further? One word slid into my mind. A seductive word. A dangerous word, perhaps, for a woman. Power.’ From her first clandestine marriage Joan of Kent’s reputation was one of scandal and rumour.Her royal blood made her a desirable bride, but her ambition and passion could become a threat to the stability of the Plantagenet dynasty. Joan knew what she must do to survive, the political games to play, the alliances she must make, even if one man will always own her heart.But would her ambitions bring her happiness? A dramatic story of love and loyalty and of the cost of personal ambition, this is the story of the woman who would ultimately seek power as the mother to the …

#bookreview ~ Mer-Charmer (World of Aluvia #2) #YA #Fantasy @AmyBearce

Mer-Charmer (World of Aluvia Book 2) By Amy Bearce

Fourteen-year-old Phoebe Quinn is surrounded by magic, but she can’t muster any of her own. Her sister is a fairy keeper. Her best friends are merfolk. And all she does is dishes and housework.

When Phoebe finds out a terrible sea creature is awakening that preys upon the peace-loving merfolk, she becomes determined to help them, even though it means going with Tristan and Mina to their home deep in the sea.

Beneath the waves, Phoebe learns she’s more like her sister than she realized. The merfolk are drawn to her, and she can sense the magic of the sea all around her. Magic is finally at her fingertips, but that’s precisely why the stirring dark power under the waters decides it wants her most of all.

Now she must not only help the peaceful merfolk escape this ancient enemy, she must master her out-of-control powers. If she fails, she will die and darkness will rise and enslave the merfolk once more. But embracing her full power could c…