#BlogTour – The Golden Key by Marian Womack

The Golden Key
By: Marian Womack
Release Date: February 18, 2020
Publisher: Titan Books
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Traditional Victorian gothic is mixed with elements of mystery and fantasy in The Golden Key by Marian Womack. In this, as of yet, standalone novel, the supernatural clash against psychology and detective work. Underneath that lies something more than the Victorian indulgence for séances and tarot readings. There’s something uncanny happening, something that can’t be explained by normal measures but can be felt and seen nonetheless.

#BlogTour – Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft (The Wildfire Cycle Book 1)

Kingshold
By: D. P. Woolliscroft
Release Date: 2018
Publisher: Self Published
Series: The Wildfire Cycle #1
Received From: Blog Tour
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If you are looking for a perfect marriage of high fantasy and political fantasy, look no further. Kingshold by D. P. Wolliscroft is the first book in The Wildfire Cycle series which focuses on a very tumultuous time in any nation’s history, and one very underutilized within the genre. Jyuth, ancient wizard and a sort of protector of the kingdom, has disposed of the king and queen. After countless centuries and cycles of ineffective rule, Jyuth declares that now is a time of change. Now, the people will elect a Lord Protector. The time of kings—and Jyuth’s protection—is over. It is up to the people now. But no one knows what this change will bring, and not everyone agrees with the wizard’s latest machinations.

Review – Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls #1)

Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls #1)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Scarlet Falls
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My absolute obsession with Melinda Leigh continues! This series, focusing on different couples in the fictional small town of Scarlet Falls but while the town may be imaginary the characters and the plot feel intense and real.

Review – A Bone to Pick (Widow’s Island #2)

A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island #2)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Widow's Island
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As we return to Widow’s Island I have to say that while it was interesting that two authors were writing this series I found it easy to transition from Kendra Elliot to Melinda Leigh. Their styles are similar enough that I wasn’t completely thrown off by the change of author and I can only imagine the intense process they went through to accomplish this series. I’m always impressed when authors co-write books and series.

Review – Close to the Bone (Widow’s Island #1)

Close to the Bone (Widow's Island #1)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Widow's Island
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Let me start this review off, for the first book in this series, to say the following- Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh both worked on this series together and going forward I will only put the author of the particular book. Just remember that both of these amazing authors had a hand in the entire series. Another item to note is that characters here also connect to characters in another joint series by these authors, the Rogue River series.

Review – A Merciful Promise(Mercy Kilpatrick #6)

A Merciful Promise(Mercy Kilpatrick #6)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: June 18th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Well, let’s see, we’re on book number six which is also the final book in this series. Knowing that I took my time with the book, as much as I could with how concerned I was over Mercy and the fate of her loved ones.

#MangaMonday Review – A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1
By: Makoto Hagino
Illustrator: Makoto Hagino
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow #1
Received From: Publisher
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A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino is a sweet yuri slice-of-life manga. Amano Konatsu is the new girl in town, living with her aunt while her father works overseas. The first day in her new town, Amano stumbles onto an event at her new school held by a club that runs a small aquarium. Koyuki Honami is the head of the club, and Amano can’t help but be instantly drawn to her and her fascinating club.

Review – Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan

Perihelion Summer
By: Greg Egan
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Publisher: Tor.com
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Greg Egan’s Perihelion Summer is a science fiction novella a bit different from his other works. This past Hugo and John W Campbell Memorial Award winner usually writes in hard science fiction, but this novella focuses a bit more on events without necessarily going as deeply into the science behind them.

Blogtour Review: Rise of Gaia by Kristin Ward

Rise of Gaia by Kirstin Ward The Rise of Gaia
By: Kristin Ward
Release Date: August 24, 2019
Publisher: Kristin Ward
Received From: Publisher
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Today, I’m thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Rise of Gaia by Kristin Ward, winner of the 2018 Winner of the Best Indie Book Award for her previous novel, After the Green Withered. This novel is set in a small American town, and follows Terra, a high school girl. On her seventeenth birthday, she has a vision, one that shows her horrifying scenes of destruction.

Review – A Merciful Fate(Mercy Kilpatrick #5)

A Merciful Fate(Mercy Kilpatrick #5)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: January 15th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Book number five is here and I’m so glad to have read it and be able to tell everyone about it. Again we walk the line of talking about how amazing a story is without offering spoilers but, bear with me, I am going to try and offer enough of a review without telling you major plot points.