Monday, February 27, 2017


I received a copy of KING’S BLOOD by Jill Williamson in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House.  It is the second book in the Kingsman Chronicles.  This is a thick, monstrous book, and that makes it all the better.  You get to fully immerse yourself in this fantasy world of magic and danger.  It isn’t so fast that you start to become involved and then it’s over.  This sucks you in and refuses to let you go. 

I hadn’t read book one, so a few places I felt a little lost; however, it wasn’t enough to diminish my pleasure in KING’S BLOOD.  It has been a while since I’ve read an epic fantasy, and this filled that void.  I used to be obsessed with them in high school and this brought back all those memories of curling up in the old living room chair.

I don’t want to give any spoilers away, so I’ll just say that you’ll find plenty of plot twists.  The characters and world are well developed.  You can tell that the author spent a great deal of time plotting her world, and that she truly loves this series.  I recommend this for fantasy lovers, or anyone who wants to take the time to lose themselves in a magical world.

Monday, February 20, 2017


I'm very excited to announce that the long awaited (and much anticipated!) third book of the Amazon Bestselling RAGNAROK PROPHESIES series has finally arrived! Join Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews as they race to stop the apocalypse in this intense and emotional series by A.K. Morgen.

Read on below for all the details, including a giveaway!




Who do you trust when betrayal threatens to destroy everything you hold dear?

When Arionna Jacobs fled town in a desperate bid to save Dace Matthews, she never expected the chaos she would leave in her wake. Now her closest friend is dead, and another is missing, forcing Ari to return to face the devastating consequences of her actions and the broken boy she left behind.

Her problems are only just beginning.

Even as her bond with Dace grows stronger, Arionna finds herself weakening when Freki's cage shatters. Fighting the wolf for control is tearing her apart piece by piece. And at every turn, she finds that those she's put her faith in aren't who they seem, bringing her face to face with Sköll and Hati. As the depth of their betrayal is revealed, Freki spirals out of control, and Arionna must face her greatest fear: losing herself to the fierce wolf within.

The world balances on the edge of a blade, and one wrong move will destroy it all.

With few allies she can trust and little choice left, Arionna must decide between the lives of her friends and her own future with the alpha she loves. Will she be able to stand firm for the sake of the world, or will she falter in the face of defeat?



"Arionna, dammit, wake up."

Unseen hands gripped my upper arms, shaking me. A familiar voice called my name over and over. Furious howls ripped through the air.

None of those sounds made sense to me.

I felt different, like I'd been taken apart and put back together in the wrong order. Everything hurt. My body ached, muscles locked tight in protest. My head throbbed. Each painful pulse rattled against my skull, sending ripples down my neck and into my back.

I groaned and rolled onto my side.

The hands shaking me relaxed.

I fought to open my eyes, then blinked, confused. Worn brown carpet scratched against the side of my face. The bottom edge of a pale blue bed-sham fluttered inches from me. Dust bunnies and small pieces of plastic were strewn beneath the sagging bed. A table and two chairs were grouped on the other side. A crack ran up the leg of one chair, splitting the wood.

None of the room looked familiar.

Where am I?

The voice calling my name stopped mid-shout and sighed.

Oh, thank god, he said.

For what? I wondered, marveling that the words came from inside my mind, but didn't belong to me. How was that possible?

I couldn't place the soft, silky tones either, but they made my stomach flip and my heart flutter. I knew the speaker. At least I thought I did. Before I could ask him who he was or how he spoke in my head, someone blew out a sharp breath. This time, the sound didn't come from inside.

"Finally," that second voice said.

Nope. Definitely not coming from my mind.

I rolled my eyes toward the relieved sound, and then frowned at the guy leaning over me. Long, dark hair hung in his face. His eyes were black, and full of concern. His features were sharp, severe, but handsome.

This time I was certain; I knew this guy.

"Ronan," I said. His name was Ronan LaCrosse, and mine was… Arionna. Yes, Arionna Jacobs. Memory began to slowly trickle back in. We were at a motel in Illinois, looking for someone. And the howls were coming from Fuki, the little wolf we'd brought with us, though I couldn't see him.

Where was he?

I tried to figure out why I was on the floor, but came up with a big blank.

"What happened?" I asked, looking up at Ronan.

He held out a hand for me, then pulled me into a sitting position.

The room tilted before straightening again. I clutched my head in my hands, groaning. When the initial wave of nausea passed, I tilted my head up slowly so I could see Ronan. "Did I hit my head?" I asked, trying to blink away the dark spots floating in my peripheral.

"You don't remember?" He narrowed his eyes, tilting his head to the side like a raven assessing me.

I scooted back against the edge of the bed, frowning.

What was I supposed to remember?




A.K. Morgen is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök

Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood

sweetheart/husband of thirteen years, and their six furry minions. When not

writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief,

and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa

cum laude
with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and
Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in

CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and

CJ field. 

Ayden also writes New Adult and contemporary romance under the penname Ayden K.


You can find her on 
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snow on Cinders

SNOW ON CINDERS is a perfect sequel to TALLAS.  Cathrina Constantine excels at continuing her stories.  As she did with the Wickedly series, Cathrina is able to seamlessly continue her adventures.  This is my new favorite dystopian series.

Fulvio is a strong character, flawed and realistic.  The world itself is detailed.  The characters become familiar.  I would love to see this as a movie!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deep Water

I received a copy of DEEP WATER by Christine Poulson from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review.  This can be classified as a mystery novel.  

While I do enjoy mystery novels, this one didn’t quite do it for me.  This story focuses on medical-pharmaceutical research in the United Kingdom.  That might be what did it for me.  While I do like reading a variety of books, I usually prefer my mysteries to be more historical.  This one at times was a bit too scientific and I became a bit lost. 

You don’t need an extensive background in medicine to understand the terminology being used, and I found myself looking up a few parts to better understand the book.  DEEP WATERS shows how ruthless some companies can be.

The writing itself is strong.  You come to truly care about the characters and toward the end of the book you want to keep flipping through chapters to come to the conclusion.  What I liked best is that this book looks at something that could actually happen in the world.  Maybe that isn’t what I liked best, because if it did happen it would be downright scary!

Overall, this isn’t a bad book.  If you enjoy modern mysteries, you will probably really enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

To Catch a Marlin

TO CATCH A MARLIN is a book that goes well with the description “a wild ride.”  Jax Marlin is an awesome heroine.  I loved the adventure, but Jax kept me reading.  She is witty and just jumps right in.  Did I mention the hot chemistry between Jax and Special Inspector Pedroni?

I also loved the setting.  This is an excellent book to get lost in.  It easily earns 5 stars from me.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Soul Searching

SOUL SEARCHING is a collection of poems and reflections.  At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’ve read other books that are filled with the author’s “reflections.”  Some of those books are in depth, and some just feel out of left field.  I worried I wouldn’t be able to connect with where the author was coming from.

I’m happy to say this wasn’t the case.  The poems and reflections are filled with raw honesty that anyone can appreciate.  It felt as though she were speaking to me personally from across the room.

At the moment I’m on maternity leave with my son.  This was an excellent book to glance at every now and again, when you don’t have time to sit down through an entire novel.  SOUL SEARCHING will bring you peace while giving you thoughts to ponder.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Into Wonderland

Into Wonderland


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Price: $2.99 Kindle edition & $9.99 for the paperback.


Blurb: R. l. Weeks brings you Into Wonderland, a part of the award-winning standalone series.

Wendy, Alice's sister, disappeared to Neverland years ago. Alice has been looking for her and has finally found a way there. However, Neverland has warped into Wonderland and Snow became its Queen of Hearts.

Alice travels with Robin who is looking for the sword of souls, which is kept in Wonderland so he can use it on the immortal Clarissa who took his forest and men from him.

They both make it to Wonderland but it's not as wonderful as the stories made out. The Hatter is crazy, the Queen's pet cat is a double agent, Wendy is a mouse, and the world has gone mad.

Alice is made into a figurehead by the rebels who want to take out the Queen of Hearts and have the White Queen put onto the throne.

Alice and Robin carry out a plot against the Queen and befriend her at her castle, but they must be careful. If the truth is discovered, then it will have disastrous consequences on her sister, friends, and the rest of Wonderland.


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Author Bio:



R. l. Weeks lives in Bradworthy, a small, charming village in North Devon. When she's not writing, she's designing covers, shopping, or reading.

Her Haunting Fairytales Series, published by Vamptasy, was voted Best Fairytale Books 2016 by Reality Bites Magazine. Books 1, 2 & 3 are available on Kindle and Amazon now.

As well as writing Fairytales, R. l. Weeks enjoys writing horror, with Stephen King being her inspiration. You can find her gripping horror stories on Kindle.

R. l is also one of the six Graveyard Writers.


Want to find out more? Go to her website