Saturday, August 29, 2020

Blog Tour! Chasing Magic (The Last Witch Coven #1) by Rachel Medhurst

Chasing Magic 
The Last Witch Coven Book 1 
by Rachel Medhurst 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance 

An elemental witch with limited magic falls in love with a human. Standard really.

My story is a typical one. Girl meets boy, drama ensues, and the warlocks try to kill me. Okay, maybe not so typical. And yet, it’s on point. My whole life, I’ve been one of eight members left in the last witch coven. Cursed to continually revisit the earth until all eight of us unite with our soul match in one lifetime, we fight the warlocks in order to reawaken magic before the witches finally die out.

Antony is my hunky bodyguard, assigned to me by the last witch elder. When I’m kidnapped by the warlocks, he stops at nothing to find me, even though he’s in complete denial about our connection. Still, can’t blame a guy for freaking out when he finds out that he’s a witch, destined to be my soul match. Only time will tell if we’re able to fulfil our fate or will magic fade, along with my happiness?


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Chasing Warlocks 
The Last Witch Coven Book 2 

Bring magic back to earth? Easy peasy. Until my life gets blown apart. Literally.

With a witch elder missing, and a mission to complete, I’m in the perfect position to plan a counter attack on the warlocks. That’s until a disaster at work rips my world apart, leaving me defenceless against our enemy.

My ex-girlfriend Natalie is determined to get me back on my feet, pushing me to become a better witch in order to fight the warlocks and find my soul-match. If I don’t embrace the new me, my magic will fade along with my chance at being happy.


**Only .99 cents** 

Rachel grew up in South East England. She learnt at a young age that life can be hard work. She now believes that whatever happens to you, you can overcome it. 

She writes to help others see that no matter where you come from, you can still achieve your dreams. As a teenager she would never have dreamed of becoming an author. 

However, in her twenties, she realised that she was allowing her past to dictate her future. She decided to accept and forgive everything that had happened to her, everyone that had hurt or upset her and she even forgave herself for allowing life to bring her down. 

In early 2014 after writing The Deadliners, Rachel decided to self publish. It was one of the best things she's ever done. Since then, she's released numerous series' and really enjoys writing full time. 

Rachel will always remember where she came from, but only to see how far she has come. 

$20 Amazon gift card 

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Blog Tour! Ironspark by C.M. McGuire

C.M. McGuire
(Swoon Reads)
Publication date: August 25th 2020
Genres: LGBTQ+, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
A teen outcast must work together with new friends to keep her family and town safe from murderous Fae while also dealing with panic attacks, family issues, and a lesbian love triangle in C.M. McGuires’s kick-butt paranormal YA debut, Ironspark.
For the past nine years, ever since a bunch of those evil Tinkerbells abducted her mother, cursed her father, and forced her family into hiding, Bryn has devoted herself to learning everything she can about killing the Fae. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use.
Then the Court Fae finally show up, and Bryn realizes she can’t handle this on her own. Thankfully, three friends offer to help: Gwen, a kindhearted water witch; Dom, a new foster kid pulled into her world; and Jasika, a schoolmate with her own grudge against the Fae.
But trust is hard-won, and what little Bryn has gained is put to the test when she uncovers a book of Fae magic that belonged to her mother. With the Fae threat mounting every day, Bryn must choose between faith in her friends and power from a magic that could threaten her very humanity.

Author Bio:
I am a storyteller at heart, and my poor mother was grateful when I started writing. It gave her ears a break. I write primarily science fiction and fantasy intended for the young adult and middle grade audience. Presently, I live in Texas with my two cats.


Thursday, August 27, 2020

New Review! Chasing Warlocks (The Last Witch Coven #2) by Rachael Medhurst 5 Cranky St

Chasing Warlocks: The Last Witch Coven Book 2Chasing Warlocks: The Last Witch Coven Book 2 by Rachel Medhurst
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

This is Book 2 in the Last Witch Coven Series. There are eight young witches who must find their soul match and bond. Once they bond, their magic will increase to help Earth magic's reawakening. Actually, you could read these books as stand alone novels but each story is an extension of the previous. The author shows eight books total. This is Alex's story of his search. Alex is an independent, soon to be nineteen year-old. He works as a fireman just a few blocks from home. He is also a natural born leader. Considered a "ladies man", he always returns to Natalie. When he has a tragic accident at work, his life must change drastically. Searching for their Dad and being betrayed by their mother has Alex giving up hope.

A story of love, caring and determination. I highly recommend this book. I'm looking for book 3 now.

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New Review! Chasing Magic(The Last Witch Coven #1) by R Medhurst 5 Cranky Stars

Chasing Magic (The Last Witch Coven, #1)Chasing Magic by Rachel Medhurst


The author has taken a previous series and reworked and renamed it. I hadn't read the original series but I highly recommend these stories.

The story takes place in modern day London and its outskirts. There are many British terms used but for us Americans, its not too hard to figure out. For instance- jumper in England is a sweater here. Anyway, this story revolves around the loss of magic by normal humans. The witches have almost been wiped out and a group of warlocks is trying to take over with Black Magic. The last hope is a group of eight young witches who have been brought together to find their soul match and revive magic. They are the last witch coven. They were young kids when given to the Coven. This book chronicles Penny's journey to find her soul match. These kids are only 18 and have been sheltered from normal life. Fun to read with non stop action is why I rated 5 stars.

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New Review! Half Truths by Rachael Brownell 5 Cranky Stars

Half TruthsHalf Truths by Rachael Brownell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Alex and Harley are both living in half truths about their lives and the lives of the people they are trying to protect. Alex is trying to protect his younger sister from not only herself, but from their parents. The parents that are so self-absorbed by the family image and work that they didn't see their daughter turning to drugs for escape. Harley is trying to protect her younger brother from their drug addict mother. Harley raised him on her own and took him from there as soon as she could; they have been on the run since posing as mother and child. Harley works with other drug addicts to help them beat their demons when Alex brings in his sister. Fireworks dance and attraction is instant. Neither one wants to have their lies found out, so they tread lightly.

This is an epic story, one filled with more hard truths than most people have to deal with in life, and a smoking hot romance!

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New Review! Wicked Princess (Royal Hearts Academy #3) by Ashley Jade 5 Cranky Stars

Wicked Princess (Royal Hearts Academy, #3)Wicked Princess by Ashley Jade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

I was all ready for the mean conniving Bianca Covington. The girl who's willing to use and step on people to get what she wants. The girl with the sharp tongue. The girl who's only loyalty is to herself and her family. Instead my heart grew like the Grinch when I got to see a side of her I didn't know existed. The way she picked herself up after the accident and forged ahead with high school. She got to see who she really was and boy it wasn't pretty.

That realization brought her closer to her brothers and their girls. She made friends in people she wouldn't normally give time to. Heck Bianca falls in love. I liked Stone he was a bit abrasive at times with how he flies off the handle but he saw her for who she was. I just loved this series from Jace to Cole to Bianca the Covingtons have a spot in my bookish heart.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

New Review! Far From Safe (Far Series #2) by Kate L. Mary 4 Cranky Stars

Far from Safe (Far Series, #2)Far from Safe by Kate L. Mary
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

This book picks up exactly where the first in the series, "Far From Home" leaves off. I liked the way that the author brought up pertinent points from the first book in the first chapter of this one. Too many times in a series, I have to go back and reread portions to remember what has happened. The author does this in a perfectly natural way, like the character was remembering the events in their own mind.

Rowan and her friends have set up housekeeping in her parent's home after arriving from their cross-country trip. Rowan and Devon definitely have feelings for each other, but Rowan is unsure if this is a ridiculous thing to pursue during a zombie apocalypse. "You shouldn't feel bad about finding something good in the middle of all the bad."

Rowan has to face the truth about her parents and try to move on with her life. "I had to learn to face the horror surrounding me and meet it head on." The way that the author handled the emotions involved with this was well-written and totally believable. What would you do if someone you loved was turned into a zombie, destined to roam the streets forever? Would you be able to put them down or would you just turn and run?

Rowan and friends discover other survivors and are offered the chance to join them in their newly established compound. But, is this a good idea? Can these people be trusted? Or, are they better off trying to make their own way in this horrific new reality?

The inclusion of a mentally challenged adult and young children in this series adds a touch of authenticity to what is happening. How can a society that has fall apart deal with handicaps, infirmities and people of all ages? And , what about addicts? Do you include them in your group or cut and run? "Not everyone is strong enough to get through trauma."

There is plenty of action and zombie killing in the book to satisfy the diehard zombie reader, but there is plenty of emotion and humor as well. "Of all the stupid shit to hoard, why toilet paper?" "At least we know the zombies stumbling down the street have clean asses."

The author has thrown in some typical horror movie scenes (stupid young woman going into a dark basement) that shows her true love of the genre. And, Rowan continues to make some really stupid mistakes that made me want to throw the book against the wall. But, not everybody can be a superhero and it's nice to read a book with realistic, relatable characters.

I look forward to continuing this series and hope to see more crossover between it and others that the author has written

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New Review! Deep Silence by Jordan Elizabeth 5 Cranky Stars

Deep SilenceDeep Silence by Jordan Elizabeth


I have read many of Elizabeth Jordan's books and loved everyone. This is no exception and another book I couldn't put down.

It starts out with a young girl being found in the streets. The Duke takes her to the hospital as she is totally unaware of who she is or where she came from. She is told that since she is only sixteen, she will go to the orphanage. Unfortunately, she is old enough for the workhouse but the Duke is paying her way into the orphanage which doesn't sit well with the headmistress nor the other girls. As the years go on, she becomes a teacher for the younger children and loves taking care of them. She feels that she should be content and happy with this life as she still can't remember who she is nor if she has family somewhere. Then, one night, the Duke's son comes to the orphanage and steals her away, telling her that her life is in danger. She is suspicious and scared but the events that follow change her world. I myself was shocked at the direction that this story took.

It was fast paced and filled with twists and turns. A true one day read with loads of action and suspense.

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New Review! The Heir (Spinner Saga #2) by KJ Moullen 5 Cranky Stars

The Heir (The Spinner Sagas, #2)The Heir by K.J. Moullen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is book 2 in a series. I read Book 1 and thoroughly enjoyed it. To fully understand the characters and story line in this book, read book 1 first.

Blaine is a young girl who has followed her mother to another dimension. Up until that night, she had no idea this could happen. Now she has found herself in a cage with metal bars like a circus animal would be found in. She has no memory of how she got there nor who she is. The bars as she cruelly found out give off a shock if touched. Then, there are the strange creatures that appear to be guarding her. They have sticks like cattle prods that shock also. What has she gotten herself into and why? A smaller creature comes along late at night and tells her who she is and that he will rescue her. He also tells her not to eat or drink anything he doesn't give her. Soon the adventure begins. He rescues her and turns her over to someone who claims to know her. She still has no idea as to who she is and why she was captured. They travel far and wide constantly on the run from the creatures that had captured her.

I can't say much more without putting in spoilers. It is a long journey before her memory starts to return. Life is never easy and if you are looking for happy, fairy tale ending, this isn't the series for you. I gave it 5 stars even though parts of it seemed very similar to other books I have read recently. I'm looking forward to a third book.

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New Review! The Maid of Chateau Winslow by Pippa J. Frost 5 Cranky Stars

The Maid of Chateau Winslow: Adult Fairy TaleThe Maid of Chateau Winslow: Adult Fairy Tale by Pippa J. Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is the story of a young girl living with her brother, father and mother in a small town in Switzerland. Her father is mean, her mother a loving caring woman and her sixteen-year-old brother Orell is evil. No matter what the father does he only seems to squander what little money they have. One morning Valentina and her brother wake to find their parents gone. Now, as with all small towns, there are horror stories about monsters that steal people and animals on the road. Hopefully, their parents will return soon.

The author is very descriptive when telling this story. One can see the snow covered Alps and the beautiful, lush green fields. Of course, there are always woods that are as haunting as they are beautiful. In this case, there are also dwarfs living in these woods and mountains. Because they work on a farm, there isn't much time for exploring so Valentina's world revolves around her chores and selling her goods at the local town market. When her parents don't return and days turn into months, her brother becomes even less help. He'd rather drink and fritter what little money they have away. Finally, one night he pulls the last straw. When he and his drinking buddies fall asleep, Valentina steals away into the night. Little does she know, a great adventure awaits her. When the truth comes out about her and Orell, life changes forever. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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