Sunday, November 15, 2020

Review: A Lenox Christmas


 

My Review: What a story! I never saw it playing out the way it did. V.J. Lee snuck that one in and it hit like a freight train. Lenox is a in her words orange hair and not the pretty kind, freckles orange again, and scars to boot. She doesn't see herself as pretty or even cute. Bullied most of her life even still as an adult. She carries scars no one sees. Dean he thought Lenox was beautiful she was his best friend right up to the point when he married her sister and moved away.. Lenox has moved on sort of. Now Dean is back for the first time and all sorts of things start to fly including the past. Then just when you have resigned yourself into thinking this is a happy ending romance you maybe wrong! Missing people, murder and mayhem saunters in leaving wondering how did I not see this?! This book is so full of action, thrills, romance, and enough steam to keep you coming back for more!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

With Shield And Ink And Bone Release day Blitz with Review

 

   

Title: With Shield and Ink and Bone
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: Upper YA Historical Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens at The Illustrated Author
Publication Date: Nov. 13th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: 
A hard-earned shield.

 

Days before she is to take her place as a shield maiden, like her mother before her, two deaths alter the course of Liv’s future. One belonged to a witch who called her by name, the other a chieftain from the north. Vengeance for the chieftain’s death comes in a wild fury that burns her village and slaughters her family. Left for dead, Liv pleads to Skuld – norn and weaver of the future – to spare her. A deal is struck that will endow her with the dark magic needed to claim her vengeance. But this power comes at an unfathomable price…

 

Ink made from the ashes of loved ones.

 

After his home is attacked, Calder races to warn neighboring villages of the threat. Little does he know he’s traveling into the path of fate that will lead him straight to Liv. Despite being broken, angry, and overwhelmed by power she cannot contain, it’s her willingness to defend others that draws Calder to her.

 

Armor forged from the bones of those she held dear.

 

Together, Liv and Calder discover they are two sides of the same sharpened blade. Rising from the heartache and fury in their pasts, they see a future together worth fighting for. With their strengths and hearts combined, can they become a force powerful enough to defeat the fleet of darkness coming for them? Or will the thread of fate that binds them unravel?

 

Praise for With Shield and Ink and Bone:

 

“An exhilarating Viking-inspired fantasy, With Shield and Ink and Bone by Casey L. Bond keeps your nerves teetering on the blade of an ax!” - Lani Forbes, award-winning author of the Age of the Seventh Sun series

 

“With Shield and Ink and Bone is a fast-paced, vivid, and mesmerizing tale that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. If you love Vikings or strong heroines you’ll find lots to enjoy here! Casey L. Bond has woven together unexpected twists, high stakes, romance, and bargains with gods to create this original story for readers.” -Victoria McCombs, author of The Storyteller’s Daughter

 

Casey L. Bond has managed to take a classic genre and make it new and fresh. A page turner that kept me staying up late just to know what was going to happen next. Excellent writing, excellent story. Well done!” – Quinn Loftis, USA Today bestselling author of the Grey Wolves series and The Viking’s Chosen

writing, excellent story. Well done!” - Quinn Loftis, USA Today bestselling author of The Grey Wolves series and The Viking’s Chosen


My Review:  What a difference one day could make. Out of a vivid dream came your worst nightmare. In a snap of some ones fingers everything is gone and your life hanged in the hands of the Norn Skuld. Would you do her bidding, could you become vengeance? The root of evil can begin in vengeance, blinding fury can take your very soul and yet there out of no where came a beacon of light. Unfolding a story so powerful and so full of love, compassion, comradery, and heavy but healing hearts. This is Liv's story. Out of ashes love bloomed and a family was made. A family of choice like none other. Liv would learn that sometimes love prevails above all else and takes us by surprise giving you another reason to hang on to the very essence of life. 

With Shield And Ink And Bone is a powerful story that will take your heart and show you that a higher power can surprise you, mark you, and turn you loose to friendship, family, and love.  

NOW LIVE & AVAILABLE ON KU!

 



Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

 

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at www.authorcaseybond.com.

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NOW LIVE & AVAILABLE ON KU!





Friday, October 30, 2020

With Shield And Ink And Bonne Trailer Reveal

 

  

Title: With Shield and Ink and Bone
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: Upper YA Historical Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens at The Illustrated Author
Publication Date: Nov. 13th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: 


A hard-earned shield. 


Days before she is to take her place as a shield maiden, like her mother before her, two deaths alter the course of Liv’s future. One belonged to a witch who called her by name, the other a chieftain from the north. Vengeance for the chieftain’s death comes in a wild fury that burns her village and slaughters her family. Left for dead, Liv pleads to Skuld – norn and weaver of the future – to spare her. A deal is struck that will endow her with the dark magic needed to claim her vengeance. But this power comes at an unfathomable price…


Ink made from the ashes of loved ones. 


After his home is attacked, Calder races to warn neighboring villages of the threat. Little does he know he’s traveling into the path of fate that will lead him straight to Liv. Despite being broken, angry, and overwhelmed by power she cannot contain, it’s her willingness to defend others that draws Calder to her. 


Armor forged from the bones of those she held dear. 


Together, Liv and Calder discover they are two sides of the same sharpened blade. Rising from the heartache and fury in their pasts, they see a future together worth fighting for. With their strengths and hearts combined, can they become a force powerful enough to defeat the fleet of darkness coming for them? Or will the thread of fate that binds them unravel?


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TRAILER DESIGNER: Melissa Stevens at The Illustrated Author

RELEASE DATE: Nov. 3rd, 2020

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAEhQzFj9lU




Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

 

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at www.authorcaseybond.com.

Author Links

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Pinterest | 
Amazon | Bookbub | Bond-Tourage | Newsletter






Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review - The Far Side of Heaven


 Title: The Far Side Of Heaven

Author: D.L. Gardner

Published: October 12, 2020


















My Review: The Far Side of Heaven is a beautiful heart warming story. It touched my heart and a tear or two fell. With the help of some wonderful strangers Meritville regained it's Christmas spirit and two lonely hearts discovered a grand love that will last them a lifetime! I so enjoyed this story and all that it held. Don't let the size fool you this is a sweet story to get lost in and leaves a little hope behind.

A mazing 5 hearts (stars)

Review - Dragonrider Academy Episode 2


Title: Dragonrider Academy Episode 2

Author: A.J. Flowers

Published: October 8, 2020

















My Review:  What a ride! Dragonrider Academy episode 2 Really gave a bigger picture to this story. I was in awe of the amount of feels this book is starting to flourish in me. Vivi and Killian are such amazing characters they draw you in and have your complete attention. I am falling hard for the Dragonrider Academy! Every episode just gives me more of a reason to love this story! I can't wait to read the rest!

An Awesome 5 stars

Review - Dragonrider Academy Episode 1


 Title: Dragonrider Academy Episode 1

Author: A.J. Flowers

Published: September 7, 2020

















My Review: What a whirlwind of an episode! For such a short story it packed a lot of punch very quickly. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. So far I'm rooting for Killian he just speaks to me. This story really intrigued me and left me with a lot of questions. I am looking forward to the next episode so I can see just how Dragonrider Academy plays out.

A curious 5 stars!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Review - Sinister Seas


 Title: Sinister Seas

Author: Kira Nyte

Published: September 19, 2020


















My Review: Sinister Seas is a spin of The Little Mermaid adult style! It packs a powerful punch with all of the feels involved. The pure power of love and romance was sheer bliss! This is not your children's story book a far cry from it! This tale left me star crossed! The characters in Sinister Seas are so well written that it had me believing we were in the same room. I was so moved by the amount of story that was packed into this novella I never once felt cheated out of more story. Don't let the size fool you it's a lot of magic poured into a little bit of book!

A winning 5 Stars!