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A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate by R. Cooper ~ Audiobook

R. Cooper - A Beginner's Guide to Wooing Your Mate Cover AudioTitle: A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate

Series:  Being(s) in Love 3

Author: R. Cooper

Narrator: Robert Nieman

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: 7 hrs, 43 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Zeki Janowitz has returned to his hometown of Wolf’s Paw to start his wizarding career. Unfortunately, Wolf’s Paw, a werewolf refuge, follows centuries of tradition and shuns human magic and a very human Zeki. He knows he’s in for a struggle, but a part of him has always belonged in the mountain town, or rather belonged to Theo Greenleaf. Years away at school haven’t lessened Zeki’s crush on the quiet werewolf. When town gossip informs him Theo still suffers from his mate’s rejection and does not date, it does little to ease Zeki’s embarrassing feelings. He decides now’s the time to get the man he’s always wanted.

Werewolves usually don’t recover from losing their mates, and Theo barely pulled through by focusing on his love of baking. It’s a daily struggle, and Zeki’s return to Wolf’s Paw shatters his peace. Theo doesn’t know what to think when Zeki attempts to woo him, talking about his wizarding business and settling in town for good. It’s like Zeki doesn’t have a clue how his words years before left Theo a shell of a werewolf.

Beginners in love, Theo and Zeki must seduce each other with a bit of heavenly baking and magic.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: If you like paranormal romances – and I know that most of us that do will devour just about anything with wolves and mates as long as there is a sign for a HEA and a lot of loving – then this is one of those impulse reads (audios) that are just wonderful to come across. Yes, it is part of a series, but you needn’t have read the previous books, these works as a standalone. However, with hints of the next book in the series I’m seriously looking forward to the next installment.

A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate is aptly named because the MCs are so inexperienced when it comes to love they really are beginners. Their mating bond kicked in too early in life that they never were able to start anything – what with teenage hormones and emotions in the way. Zeki and Theo are strong characters and that is why life happened the way it did for both of them. Zeki may be a human in a world where shifters are superior, but he is also a wizard and therefore capable of channeling magic, even though that is also seen as second best in a world where men can change into animals.

The only thing that really bugged me about this book is that the pack treat Zeki shitty to begin with when what happened between him and Theo was a misunderstanding between two teenagers still in high school. Yes, Theo has suffered but he is stronger as a result but the main theme in this book is that we always see things differently as children as we do when we’re adults.

As for the narration, really well done and on point, I’ve heard Robert Nieman in the past but I don’t think I’ve ever been as fully on board with his narration as I was during this book.

Lord Mouse by Mason Thomas

Mason Thomas - Lord Mouse CoverTitle: Lord Mouse

Series: Lords of Davenia 01

Author: Mason Thomas

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, High Fantasy, Fantasy

Length: Novel (pages 256)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 6, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.

But that could change.

When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free Lord Garron, the son of a powerful duke arrested on trumped up charges in a rival duchy. Mouse doesn’t do rescue missions. He’s no altruistic hero, and something about the job reeks. But he cannot turn his back on that much coin—enough to buy a king’s pardon for the murder charge hanging over his head.

Getting Garron out of his tower prison is the easy part. Now, they must escape an army of guardsmen, a walled keep and a city on lockdown, and a ruthless mage using her power to track them. Making matters worse, Mouse is distracted by Garron’s charm and unyielding integrity. Falling for a client can lead to mistakes. Falling for a nobleman can lead to disaster. But Mouse is unprepared for the dangers behind the plot to make Lord Garron disappear.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-000-3

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lord-mouse-by-mason-thomas-612-b  

Review: The blurb and cover for the book is what drew me in. I loved the differences between Mouse and Garron. Mouse is small and slender but not afraid to do what he must as a thief even it means killing someone. Garron in this story is the good guy, which I found intriguing as with most stories it’s the opposite way around.

There is plenty of action and adventure throughout, as well as a great mystery to unravel. I loved how the author blended all these elements beautifully to create a story that draws you in and doesn’t let go until the very end.

I think my favorite character was Mouse. He just drew my attention from the start. He struck me as someone who stuck to his guns once he set his mind to it. His being a thief didn’t bother me at all. It added appeal instead.

This is a great story that I highly recommend.

The Shadow Mark by Mason Thomas Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Mason Thomas stopping by today with his upcoming release The Shadow Mark, we have a great guest post and a great new excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Shadow Mark

(Lords of Davenia 02)
by

Mason Thomas

Auraq Greystone, once a military officer with a promising future, exists on the fringe of society. Accused of murder, Auraq is on the run from the ax—until two fugitives crash into his solitary life. One is a young man named Kane. The glowing marks on his arm pulse with an otherworldly power, and they have made him the target of a sinister organization called the Order of the Jackal. When the old man protecting Kane dies in an ambush, Auraq swears an oath to take his place.

But the runes are far more significant than they realize. They are a message from the shadow realm, a dark memory of the past—one holding evidence of a bloody massacre and its savage architect; one that will shake the kingdom to its foundation. Risking arrest and execution, Auraq fights to get Kane to the capital city where the cryptic marking can be unlocked.  And with assassins close on their trail, Auraq might never get the chance to show Kane what’s in his heart—or the way their journey together has changed him.

The Shadow Mark is an epic tale of magic, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, and—for the two men tasked with unraveling the mystery—love and redemption.

Release date: 13th February 2017

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The Shadow Mark by Mason Thomas Cover Reveal, Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Mason Thomas stopping by today with the awesome cover to his upcoming release The Shadow Mark, we have a great guest post and a wonderful excerpt, so check out that fantastic cover and enjoy the post! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Shadow Mark

(Lords of Davenia 02)
by

Mason Thomas

Auraq Greystone, once a military officer with a promising future, exists on the fringe of society. Accused of murder, Auraq is on the run from the ax—until two fugitives crash into his solitary life. One is a young man named Kane. The glowing marks on his arm pulse with an otherworldly power, and they have made him the target of a sinister organization called the Order of the Jackal. When the old man protecting Kane dies in an ambush, Auraq swears an oath to take his place.

But the runes are far more significant than they realize. They are a message from the shadow realm, a dark memory of the past—one holding evidence of a bloody massacre and its savage architect; one that will shake the kingdom to its foundation. Risking arrest and execution, Auraq fights to get Kane to the capital city where the cryptic marking can be unlocked.  And with assassins close on their trail, Auraq might never get the chance to show Kane what’s in his heart—or the way their journey together has changed him.

The Shadow Mark is an epic tale of magic, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, and—for the two men tasked with unraveling the mystery—love and redemption.

Release date: 13th February 2017

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The Battle of Iron Gulch by R.G. Thomas Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have R.G. Thomas stopping by today with his upcoming young adult release The Battle of Iron Gulch, we have a brilliant guest post from B.G. and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Battle of Iron Gulch

(The Town of Superstition 03)
by

R.G. Thomas

Thaddeus Cane has finally reached the foot of Wraith Mountain. He hopes to soon find his mother, Claire, who was cursed by the witch Isadora when Thaddeus was just a baby, and bring Claire back to Superstition to live with him and his father, Nathan. With Teofil, his garden gnome boyfriend, and Teofil’s mother, sister, and new elf friend Dulindir, Thaddeus discovers, however, that getting to his mother will not be as easy as they’d hoped. They are forced to find shelter in the small town of Iron Gulch as Thaddeus’s father takes a job in order to secure the equipment they will need to climb the mountain.

The longer they stay in Iron Gulch, the more Thaddeus feels things in the small town are not as pleasant as they appear on the surface. When a new and vicious enemy suddenly reveals itself, Thaddeus and his group will have to battle not only for their own lives, but those of the residents of Iron Gulch. As the battle rages on, they find Thaddeus’s mother, and turn their fight to free her and end Isadora’s tyranny once and for all.

Release date: 10th January 2017

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The Sorcerer’s Guardian by Antonia Aquilante

Antonia Aquilante - The Sorcerer's Guardian CoverTitle: The Sorcerer’s Guardian

Series:  A Tale of Tournai # 4

Author: Antonia Aquilante

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (310 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 28, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Savarin, the most powerful sorcerer in Tournai, has honed his Talent through years of study and made magic his life. Among the wealthy and noble circles he moves in, no one would suspect the handsome, refined, and arrogant sorcerer’s humble beginnings, which is how Savarin prefers it. Tournai’s princes task Savarin with studying and strengthening the spells that protect the principality from magical attack. They are complex, centuries old, and exactly the type of puzzle Savarin is eager to solve. To his annoyance, the princes insist Loriot accompany him.

Loriot worked his way up the ranks of the royal guard to captain and takes pride in his service. He must obey the princes’ orders to protect Savarin, despite believing his skills would be best used elsewhere. And despite his wariness of magic. UnTalented himself, he has learned not only the benefits of magic but also its potential for harm—and how to counter it. Loriot and Savarin clash during their journey, but there’s another reason for the tension between them, and passion develops into feelings neither expected. But Savarin must still fortify Tournai’s magical barrier, and his only solution endangers both him and the royal family.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-852-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-sorcerers-guardian-by-antonia-aquilante-7765-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Savarin is a powerful sorcerer sent on a mission to find the weaknesses in the protection spells surrounding Tournai and determine how they came to be that way. What he does not expect is for the prince to assign someone to go with him as protection. 

Loriat is the captain of the royal guard tasked, much to his displeasure, in protecting Savarin on his journey. The Captain thinks Savarin is arrogant and standoffish. But he is still attracted to him.

The first 100 pages is basically these two men ignoring one another yet expressing their thoughts for the readers. I find I did not connect with either character as the story progressed. The so called strong feelings each expressed I did not believe. Caring for one another yes. But love? No.

I loved the plot of the book. The protective spells that surround Tournai are weak in spots and Savarin is tasked to come up with a way to fix them. The way they are explained was fascinating and complex. I have to admit I cared more about the spells than the characters themselves.

There is a lot of drama and angst in this book between the two MC’s. The mystery surrounding the protection spells and what was happening to them pulled me into the story as I read more. All in all it was a good read.

The Sorcerer’s Guardian by Antonia Aquilanted Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Antonia Aquilante stopping by today with her upcoming release The Sorcerer’s Guardian, we have a brilliant great post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Sorcerer’s Guardian

(Chronicles of Tournai 04)
by

Antonia Aquilanted

Savarin, the most powerful sorcerer in Tournai, has honed his Talent through years of study and made magic his life. Among the wealthy and noble circles he moves in, no one would suspect the handsome, refined, and arrogant sorcerer’s humble beginnings, which is how Savarin prefers it. Tournai’s princes task Savarin with studying and strengthening the spells that protect the principality from magical attack. They are complex, centuries old, and exactly the type of puzzle Savarin is eager to solve. To his annoyance, the princes insist Loriot accompanies him.

Loriot worked his way up the ranks of the royal guard to captain and takes pride in his service. He must obey the princes’ orders to protect Savarin, despite believing his skills would be best used elsewhere. And despite his wariness of magic. UnTalented himself, he has learned not only the benefits of magic but also its potential for harm—and how to counter it. Loriot and Savarin clash during their journey, but there’s another reason for the tension between them, and passion develops into feelings neither expected. But Savarin must still fortify Tournai’s magical barrier, and his only solution endangers both him and the royal family.

Release date: 28th November 2016

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Black Snow by EAB

eab-black-snow-coverTitle: Black Snow 

Author: EAB

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (350 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Prince Brier Snow has lived in the shadow of King Snow’s exalted memory. However, his fate changes when he nears his majority and Lirend’s steward queen attempts to dethrone him by exploiting an obscure requirement in the late king’s will: a yearlong sabbatical.

Brier travels to the desolate land of Aire to train under the Ceve guild, scorned refugees of war, including their guarded leader, Roland. Brier’s skillful master unlocks hidden potential, and what begins as a dutiful bond turns into ill-fated affection. When Brier returns to the capital, he’s carrying proof of his indiscretions with Roland—and his condition grows more apparent with each passing day. An affair with the huntsman is a scandal Brier’s enemies can use against him, but the birth of an heir is a burden even Brier is not sure he can bear.

Roland Archer, a man with a murky past, is skeptical of the contract to train the prince but willing to do anything for the guild’s freedom. Despite his best intentions, he is smitten by Lirend’s future king. Roland has resigned himself to solitude, but fate has other plans—for him, for Brier, and for Lirend’s oppressed subjects. Can Roland help Brier face a power-hungry queen and a country torn asunder? Either they will bring equality to a land that desperately needs it, or they’ll be thwarted by cunning enemies and an illusory curse.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-720-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/black-snow-by-eab-7730-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Prince Brier Snow is sent to Aire to be trained by Huntsmen Ronald and the guild. What he finds is something he never thought he would find. But all is not as it seems and there are many hidden secrets that could destroy the young prince.

I really enjoyed reading this wonderfully written story. The way some of the citizens were treated because of the blood that ran through their veins was deplorable. I truly felt for those who were trapped in servitude with no choice and those who had everything taken from them for one reason or another. 

The ups and downs Roland and Brier went through were heart-breaking. Despite those people that would see them apart for whatever reasons they had I still cheered them on. The descriptions were beautifully written and captivated me. 

I assume there will be another book with how this one ended. I certainly hope there will be as this book was really good.

Defiant Revival by L. Rockwood


l-rockwood-defiant-revival-coverTitle:
Defiant Revival 

Author: L. Rockwood

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (300 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 28, 2016)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: To free the kingdom from the depravity of Cardinal Aldrious, Prince Micah Helvendeere must take his rightful place as ruler.

Unfortunately, the prince has been dead for a year.

Billiam Grimhart, former page to the prince, knows Micah’s assumption of the throne is the last chance to purge Casperland of the cardinal’s corruption. And for that to happen, the prince must be revived. Only one person stands a chance of achieving the nearly impossible: exiled enchantress Shemmy DuBois, a raunchy bog witch with an affinity for corpses and a heart of gold. Billiam sets out to coax Shemmy to their cause, despite what wading through piles of bodies will do to his favorite shoes.

If he can accomplish it, Billiam might finally get to consummate his love for the prince—something Shemmy is keen to witness. But first, they’ll need to steal Micah’s body, brave a land inhabited by vicious faeries, and accept the help of accomplices as vile and perverse as their enemies. They might be far from typical heroes, but sometimes those are the only people who can get the job done.

If you like dark and edgy high-concept fantasy that’s not for those with delicate sensibilities, join Billiam, Shemmy, and their Faelock allies as they stage their revolution.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-850-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/defiant-revival-by-l-rockwood-7702-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Billam, son of the captain of the guards, takes his father’s place as leader. This story takes place after the young prince is dead and everyone associated with the former king has been disbanded from the castle. A third party is telling the tale who is part of the former guards and alliances to the former king.

There is corruption and deceit from an evil cardinal who is power hungry. Billam along with his ragtag group attempt to revive Micah, the prince, by way of Shemmy, an enchantress and former noble. It is an amazing journey fraught with danger at every turn as Billam sets plans in motion that will bring his love back to him and rest power from the man that never should have trusted.

Though intense at times it was a wonderfully written story. Though I was confused at first as to why someone other than the main characters told the story but it was explained as to why. Billiam seemed determined to make things right again. I loved that he was willing to do anything for the prince. All the characters were intriguing and I imagined what they were like the further I read. I liked that it had more than just humans as it added an extra element of intrigue as you read. 

Good read.

Bitterwood by Rowan Speedwell (2nd Edition)

rowan-speedwell-bitterwood-cover-sTitle: Bitterwood (2nd Edition)

Author: Rowan Speedwell

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Medieval

Length: Novella (167 pages)

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (September 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Outrunning a winter storm in the north, Captain Faran of the King’s Guard leads his men and a young mage named Meric to shelter at Bitterwood Manor, the ancestral home of the Daenes. Faran and his troops have been searching for weeks for a mysterious, lion-like beast that reportedly haunts the uncharted northern woods. For Meric, finding that prophesied cat is a matter of life and death.

Though Faran is deeply focused on their mission, the enigmatic Joss Daene, Lord of Bitterwood, fascinates him. Strong and proud, Joss is everything Faran wants in a lover. More, if he were honest. But Joss belongs to Bitterwood, and Faran to his duty.

Together they will need to brave the oldest, darkest part of the Bitterwood in the coldest, deepest snows of winter to find the legendary cat. But time is running out—for Meric, for the kingdom, and for Faran and Joss’s fledgling love.

(Note: This is a revised second edition, previously published elsewhere.)

ISBN:  978-1-62649-433-6

Product Link: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/bitterwood

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Fantastic journey of Captain Faran of the King’s Guard and a young mage named Meric who is dire straits as he needs to find a mythical cat in the haunted woods. Getting by a storm they travel to Lord Joss Daene and his sons. It is eerie that the symbol that represents the family is similar to what the cat looks like. 

Alas there are two different romances in this story. That of Joss and Faran who are hot and sexy together and then there is Meric and Eissa, Joss’ youngest son, these two hit it off right away and I thought it was sweet the way Eissa took care of Meric when he was too sick. It showed how caring and loving he was toward Meric when he needed him.

I loved all the little details throughout this story as it gave insights to certain things that helped the reader have a better understanding of the story.

The story as a whole was a magical quest I found intriguing if not a bit slow but still well worth the read.

Defiant Revival by L. Rockwood Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya guys! We have debut author L. Rockwood stopping by today with his upcoming debut high fantasy release Defiant Revival, we have a fantastic guest post from L. and a great excerpt. Before you go running off to enjoy the post let me just say that this book is now the first on my to-read list, Why? I hear you ask, well it’s quite simple, when Dreamspinner let us know it was ready for review they sent a tantalising warning with it… and I’m now desperate to crack it open LOL so I’m gonna share the warning that Dreamspinner shared with me: “Readers please be aware this is not a traditional romance. . . . this title is a high-concept dark fantasy, with Tarantino and manga-style graphic violence, action, abuse, etc.”  its just soooo tempting isn’t it! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Defiant Revival

by

L. Rockwood

To free the kingdom from the depravity of Cardinal Aldrious, Prince Micah Helvendeere must take his rightful place as ruler.

Unfortunately, the prince has been dead for a year.

Billiam Grimhart, former page to the prince, knows Micah’s assumption of the throne is the last chance to purge Casperland of the cardinal’s corruption. And for that to happen, the prince must be revived. Only one person stands a chance of achieving the nearly impossible: exiled enchantress Shemmy DuBois, a raunchy bog witch with an affinity for corpses and a heart of gold. Billiam sets out to coax Shemmy to their cause, despite what wading through piles of bodies will do to his favorite shoes.

If he can accomplish it, Billiam might finally get to consummate his love for the prince—something Shemmy is keen to witness. But first, they’ll need to steal Micah’s body, brave a land inhabited by vicious faeries, and accept the help of accomplices as vile and perverse as their enemies. They might be far from typical heroes, but sometimes those are the only people who can get the job done.

If you like dark and edgy high-concept fantasy that’s not for those with delicate sensibilities, join Billiam, Shemmy, and their Faelock allies as they stage their revolution.

Release date: October 28th 2016.

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Warrior Pledge by E.E. Montgomery

e-e-montgomery-warrior-pledge-cover-sTitle: Warrior Pledge 

Author: E.E. Montgomery

Genre: High Fantasy, Transgender, Werewolves, Shapeshifters

Length: Novel (296 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 3, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: When the two moons of Thalazar cross orbits, the Warrior Pledge must be completed or the cat-shifting Mafdeti nation will face annihilation. There are four who can save the people and their land: the Silver Shining from Rock, the Great Heart Farseeing, the Changeling, and the Pure. They must find each other before time runs out. 

Silver-eyed Checa is Captain of the Guard for the Mafdeti. Thanks to the friendship and loyalty of Heath, son of the Mafdeti Matriarch, Checa has survived and thrived after a childhood of horrific abuse. He knows Heath is his Bond-Mate but refuses to bond with the younger man because he feels he isn’t worthy. Nor does Heath’s mother approve of her son bonding with a lowborn warrior. 

Together they face deadly wing-strikes from carnivorous birds, earthquake, betrayal, ambush, and an enemy invasion, only to be confronted with the possibility that the Warrior Pledge will bond Checa and Heath to others. If Checa is to complete the Warrior Pledge, he must overcome the belief that he doesn’t deserve Heath’s love and fight for the one man who can make him whole.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-761-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/warrior-pledge-by-e-e-montgomery-7593-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This is an amazing journey with all sorts of characters and twists and turns that take two men on a quest to find the pure one and changeling to complete a ritual pledge and in the process they are able to do the one thing they have longed for, bond. Captain of the guard Checca, the silver shining rock and a cat shifter is tasked with a mission of great importance. 

Heath has been in love with Checca forever but Checca refuses to bond with him even though their mates. Heath insists he go with Checca despite the prophecy or dangers involved. Along the way he finds out why Checca has reservations about bonding with him.

This story is fantastic. It’s an edge of your seat, action packed, drama ridden story with intense scenes that leave you gasping. The group has a traitor in their midst as well as two other groups hell-bent on stopping them from their mission. 

I loved everything about this book except for one thing. I do not recall the book specifically saying which cat species it kept referring to when it mentions the characters turning into their cat forms. Were they big domesticated cats, lions, cougars? I never completely knew and that irritated me as when I read I can visualize what the words are saying but the cat form kept wavering in my mind. Plus the fact the story did not feel like it was complete at the end considering they never did anything about the Yeudan who tried to interfere. Other than that it was a really good story. I am hoping there will be a sequel to this book.

Warrior Pledge by E.E. Montgomery Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have E.E. Montgomery visiting today with her upcoming release Warrior Pledge, we have a fantastic guest post where E.E. chats about researching her stories and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Warrior Pledge

by

E.E. Montgomery

When the two moons of Thalazar cross orbits, the Warrior Pledge must be completed or the cat-shifting Mafdeti nation will face annihilation. There are four who can save the people and their land: the Silver Shining from Rock, the Great Heart Farseeing, the Changeling, and the Pure. They must find each other before time runs out.

Silver-eyed Checa is Captain of the Guard for the Mafdeti. Thanks to the friendship and loyalty of Heath, son of the Mafdeti Matriarch, Checa has survived and thrived after a childhood of horrific abuse. He knows Heath is his Bond-Mate but refuses to bond with the younger man because he feels he isn’t worthy. Nor does Heath’s mother approve of her son bonding with a lowborn warrior.

Together they face deadly wing-strikes from carnivorous birds, earthquake, betrayal, ambush, and an enemy invasion, only to be confronted with the possibility that the Warrior Pledge will bond Checa and Heath to others. If Checa is to complete the Warrior Pledge, he must overcome the belief that he doesn’t deserve Heath’s love, and fight for the one man who can make him whole.

Release date: 3rd October 2016

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Bitterwood by Rowan Speedwell Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Rowan Speedwell stopping by with her new re-release Bitterwood, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Bitterwood

by

Rowan Speedwell

Outrunning a winter storm in the north, Captain Faran of the King’s Guard leads his men and a young mage named Meric to shelter at Bitterwood Manor, the ancestral home of the Daenes. Faran and his troops have been searching for weeks for a mysterious, lion-like beast that reportedly haunts the uncharted northern woods. For Meric, finding that prophesied cat is a matter of life and death.

Though Faran is deeply focused on their mission, the enigmatic Joss Daene, Lord of Bitterwood, fascinates him. Strong and proud, Joss is everything Faran wants in a lover. More, if he were honest. But Joss belongs to Bitterwood, and Faran to his duty.

Together they will need to brave the oldest, darkest part of the Bitterwood in the coldest, deepest snows of winter to find the legendary cat. But time is running out—for Meric, for the kingdom, and for Faran and Joss’s fledgling love.

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Calling and Cull by August Li Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya peeps! We have August Li popping in today with his upcoming release Calling and Cull the fifth book in the amazing Blessed Epoch series. We have a wonderful post from Gus and a great excerpt, so join in the fun game with Gus and check out the excerpt! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Calling and Cull

(Blessed Epoch 05)
by

August Li

Whose hand will orchestrate the change in the world?

The decade-long war with Johmatra is over, but peace hangs by a thread in Garith’s kingdom. Yarrow, isolated in his island realm, refuses to abide by the treaty or to follow the dictates of the priestesses. Others—Octavian Rose among them—are uneasy with the growing military power of the temples, and the mage island of Espero remains a tenuous ally. Garith knows his people cannot weather another conflict and that infighting will leave their lands vulnerable to further invasion. The arrival of a Johmatran ambassador with his own agenda calls everyone’s loyalties into question.

Sides will be chosen, and the consequences of those choices will have repercussions no one can foresee. Even among the turmoil, Yarrow is determined to have his vengeance against the thirteen goddesses and heal the world’s magic. But how far will he go, and what lines is he willing to cross? As unlikely alliances are forged and enemies are revealed, Prince Thane seems to be the key to forgotten knowledge that will shape the future—and some will do whatever it takes to control him.

Release date: 27th September 2016

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