Friday, December 1, 2023

Song of Dark Tides Review Spotlight

This gorgeous and deliciously twisted Little Mermaid retelling comes out this week, and we are here for it!

Song of Dark Tides is a twisted little mermaid retelling. Viola is the misunderstood sea witch who eats men’s hearts and souls. And Aric, the firstborn siren of her enemy, might be the key to her curse’s undoing. Dark and spicy as hell” – Beka Westrup

Song of Dark Tides is THE book for readers who love a retelling of a familiar fairy tale. This retelling of the Little Mermaid is an absolute MUST. READ!!!! If you enjoyed The Little Mermaid at any point of your life and wondered..."what if" about the "evil" sea witch...then this is the book to grab, dive into, and be swept away by! 

What if - Triton wasn't the "adoring" father, but an evil king who took advantage of a young witch, and in his rage did something truly heinous. What if, he cursed her because he wants her to come crawling to him, and poisoned the sea below against her with his lies? What if all the sea witch really wanted was to be free to live her life and once again be happy? 

Song of Dark Tides is going to pull you into the depths the minute you start this novel, so brace yourself! The book starts off with Triton. He's watching Viola as she goes about her business. He craves her darkly and will do anything to have her. He doesn't care the costs. But there is something else there. Something with's waiting, but you get the sense that it won't wait for much longer...even if he is determined to cheat it as best he can. 

The picture that the author paints with this first chapter is sure to pique your interest in what is going to happen next. The story shifts to Viola as she is on the hunt herself. Before you jump on the "judging" bandwagon let the scenes in this chapter play out. Let her unfold the truth of what it is that she does and is doing. Trust me...she's a champion. 

This book alternates POV between Aric, the prince, and Viola. There are some steamy moments of back and forth between them, too. Whew! Grab a fan, hunny! You gonna need it! It will be a while before things get REALLY heated, but you're going to enjoy getting to that point of the story nonetheless. 

Viola truly shines in this book. She's not perfect, but I don't care. I don't want her to be. I also love how her friends try to help her and guide her. They see what she's doing and they have their own thoughts, but the reality is that they can see it better than she can. 

Part of me wanted this book to shift into a series, but honestly, this book is absolutely perfect as a standalone novel. The author gives you everything and more wrapped up in this book creating the perfect package. It's gripping, delicious, dark, and absolutely exquisite. 

One thing is for sure, this author writes one hell of a book. I recommend keeping an eye on this author into the future because her books deliver. Every. Single. Time. 

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to the author, Beka Westrup, and R&R Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book. I look forward to what comes next! 

Song of Dark Tides

Publication Date: November 28, 2023

Genre: Very Dark Fantasy Romance / Fairy Tale Retelling

Viola is a sea witch cursed by Triton. Cast aside from the glittering city of Atlantis, she starves for power and a real life above the surface-two hungers her curse will never allow her to satiate. She patrols the sea she’s claimed for her own and the nearby human city, feeding on unjust men and oceanfolk alike.

When she meets Aric, Triton’s firstborn son and heir to the throne, she decides to forge her own future from his suffering. She could finally be free of her curse… if she can only manage to trick the heartless siren out of his soul.

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About the Author

Beka Westrup is a genre-hopping author of fantasy and romance. The Seldom Wings is her second full-length novel. She lives in the PNW with her husband and two children, collecting more books than she’ll ever be able to read and drinking copious amounts of iced coffee.

Beka Westrup

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Amoura Awakened Spotlight

One girl’s quest for belonging leads to perilous secrets. Will she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

                                                                    Amoura Awakened

Publication Date: October 6, 2023

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Amoura Renly is anything but average, much to her dismay. When a violent confrontation with a bully awakens her connection to magic, Amoura struggles with the realization she’s farther from fitting in than she ever imagined.

Desperate for a fresh start, Amoura enrolls at Elderwood School for the Magically Inclined, tucked beneath the streets of San Francisco. But with a unique connection to magic seemingly different from her peers and a secret police force “disappearing” anyone deemed a magical abnormality, fitting in is the least of her troubles. As Amoura navigates the dangers of a society that fears what it doesn’t understand, she uncovers the truth about her connection to magic and the dark secrets that threaten her very existence.

Meg Kramer’s enchanting debut YA urban fantasy “Amoura Awakened” imagines a world where witches and humans coexist. Where ordinary teenagers–with all their desires, jealousies, and insecurities—wield magic. This gripping tale of friendship, danger, and self-discovery will keep you questioning what’s true until the final page. Buy “Amoura Awakened” today and begin uncovering the untold stories and secrets of the magical world.

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About the Author

 Meg spent ten years working as an elementary educator, inspiring kids to explore their unique creativity and view themselves as writers. One day, she decided to take her own advice and wrote her book. Meg is a mother, an LGBTQIA+ ally, and an indie music enthusiast. When she’s not writing or “momming”, you can find Meg wandering the streets of San Francisco, hunting for magic in the cobwebs of the city’s oldest Victorians.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The Fall of Amethyst Book Release Blitz Spotlight


It’s release day! Check the next gorgeous installment in the Trident Trilogy, The Fall of Amethyst! Read on for more details!

                                                The Fall of Amethyst (A Trident Trilogy #2)

Publication Date: November 29, 2023

Genre: Fantasy Romance/ New Adult

🔱 Enemies to Lovers
🔱 Slow Burn
🔱 Greek Myth Retelling
🔱 He falls first

After learning that she’s the reincarnation of the Greek deity, Amphitrite, Amy has dealt with a lot. From the mental whiplash of her childhood friend Percy actually being Poseidon to the unforgiving push into an ancient war against Zeus, she’s handled it. But just when Amy’s beginning to accept that the world is more vast and magical than she thought, she’s betrayed by someone she trusts. Now she finds herself being held prisoner by an enemy much more sinister than Zeus …

Amy is determined to keep her faith in Percy coming to rescue her, but her captors are equally determined to turn her against him. And there’s only so long she can withstand mental and physical torture, no matter how intriguing she might find one of her captors.

As Amy’s resolve grows weaker, and the call of the trident grows stronger, she is faced with the fact that not only is she in danger, but she might also be the danger.

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Savannah Zherebnenko lives in the PNW with her husband, two kids, and three fur babies. When she’s not zombified from her young kids, you can find her in her garden or in the kitchen canning, baking, cooking… slaving. Just kidding about the last one. But really, and if she’s not doing any of those things, she’s curled up with a book and a full glass of wine.

Savannah H. Zher

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The Magician and the Misfit Spotlight


This enemies-to-lovers, portal fantasy looks amazing! Be sure to check out the Arcana of the Tarot duology by Dana Fox!

                                       The Magician and the Misfit (Arcana of the Tarot #2)

Publication Date: August 2023

Genre: Romantic Fantasy/ Portal Fantasy

Street artist.

Lux Dylan was used to wandering the streets of the Bay with her ragtag friends. She was used to all-nighters and loud music and run-ins with the police. But when a sudden death in her close circle uncovers a hidden betrayal, she must commit to a dark path if she is to find justice. She’s always been a bad girl, but is she bad enough for this?

Magos the Magician is the Arcana of creation and skill. All the known world is his playland. Except he’s got quite a few problems. A prophecy haunts him. Ennui stalks him. And a Reversal—the worst threat to his kind—looms large. Overwhelmed, he escapes his realm for Earth through one of Arcana’s magic portals. When he emerges to find a crime in progress, he meets Lux, a reckless misfit who courts danger despite the odds stacked against her.

Her creative, rule-breaking spirit calls to his own. Magos puts his journey on hold as Lux tempts him into the pleasures of mortal life. Play, work, art—all of it entices him. But when Lux crosses a member of the Order—a network of elites governing the world—Magos cannot stand idle anymore.

A revolution is coming, and both Magos and Lux rise as agitators for the cause. In doing so, their hearts become inextricably bound. Together, they must confront what happens when you finally stop running and truly start living.

The Magician and the Misfit is an MF friends-to-lovers, grief/comfort urban fantasy romance inspired by tarot and featuring portals to a second-world realm.

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The Fool and the Sparrow (Arcana of the Tarot #1)


As the top operative for a global shadow government known as the Order, Thea has served and protected the elite 1%. Her life changes suddenly when she escapes the Order with damning evidence of the group’s existence. Now she is on the run for her life, looking for a way to expose what she’s stolen. Fate intervenes when a fortuitous encounter with a tarot card reader leads her directly into the path of a divine being from another realm.

Kit the Fool leaves the Arcana realm for Earth, following visions sent to him from his sisters, Fiona the Moon and Kathryn the High Priestess. As he accompanies Thea on her quest to expose the Order, he is thrust into a cat-and-mouse adventure that captivates his curious and impulsive nature. As does the Sparrow at his side. The stakes are raised even higher when he uncovers a threatening connection to his own people.

Together, Thea and Kit set off to expose the nefarious Order, but along the way, the two find themselves tumbling headfirst into an attraction that defies cosmic logic. How will these two souls from very different worlds defeat the odds stacked against them?

The Fool and the Sparrow is the first book in the Arcana of the Tarot series. It is a fantasy romance packed with political intrigue and high heat, featuring a mythical being let loose in the mortal world and a weary heroine on a life-or-death mission.

About the Author

Dana Fox is a college professor by day, romance writer by night. She writes fantasy romance with magic, mystery, and melodrama. Learn more about her work at

Dana Fox

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Stars Ascending Review Spotlight


                                    What if your nightmares of love and death were real?

Welcome to the tour for the upcoming release Stars Ascending by Heather Smith. Read on for more details!

Stars Ascending is the first book in Heather Smith's Stars Ascending series and you are NOT going to want to miss out on this gripping story.

This book's gorgeous cover is sure to grab your attention, but it's what lies between the covers that will hold you trapped in it's grip till the last page to find out what happens next.

Stars Ascending starts out innocently enough. Carolynn and her best friend, Beth, are heading out to a local club to have a good time and party. Carolynn is already feeling insecure because of how she's dressed, but Beth insists that they'll be having a great time! So, she relents. What comes next is going to be completely unexpected. 

Cue the entrance of Donnie. Who is Donnie? Well, for now, he's a mystery guy who was lurking in the shadows of the club. She knows nothing about this guy, but she knows that the heat between them while they danced...undeniable. While it goes no further, it does stick in her mind long after she's left. 

Of course, the author is quick to let readers know that Carolynn is special. She can read minds and her best friend, Beth, knows all about it. So, that means one thing - Carolynn probably let it slip. LOL! It's fine though, but it adds a new angle to the story. It means that those around her are comfortable with who and what she is. What is she exactly? Well, that's a mystery shrouded in shadows until you get deeper into the story, but it's tied to the nightmares that begin plaguing her once again. 

This book has a mildly slow start, but just look at it as the author setting the stage. Preparing the foundation a piece at a time so that readers can get some background on Carolynn and her history. It's a touch sad when you learn that she was abandoned at birth, but she's not alone. She has a massive black she-wolf and let me tell you...I'm living for it! 

There is so much to uncover with this story and once it gains traction, things are off to the races! You will be devouring this book. Since this is part of a series, there will be a bit of a cliffhanger. Will be a crazy insane one that has you throwing the book at the wall? No. So take a deep breath. LOL! That's the upside. It will leave you with your interest piqued because of the unexpected angle it leaves off on. 

Love a good fantasy novel with tons of twists? Then be sure to add this one to your list (ya know, since it's not out just quite yet). You won't be disappointed. 

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to the author, Heather Smith, and R&R Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book! I look forward to what comes next! 

Stars Ascending

Publication Date: December 1, 2023

Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance

What if your nightmares of love and death were real?

Thunder cracked overhead, angels flew through the air, Gods battling on a field. Her best friend dead in front of her beside her mother’s cold body. Ice blue eyes pleading with her, a sword protruding from her chest.

Carolynn Starr always felt like a freak, being abandoned at birth, reading minds, and speaking to animals wasn’t normal, but her life was. That is until she met Donnie, a stranger that came into her life just as she started having the same repeated nightmare. Now she can’t escape him, he’s around every corner, consuming every thought. She can’t help the pull she feels towards the man she just met, but what does he have to do with her dreams? Facing threats against her life, a prophecy, and a world she never knew existed, she wonders who she can trust, including herself.

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About the Author

Heather Smith has been crafting stories for as long as she could remember. It wasn’t until she was fifteen that she wrote her first novel that she had no intentions of publishing. Let’s just say it was a knock off of Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer….and yes she threw it away. (cringe) At nineteen she wrote her first completed manuscript that is still a work in progress, but will soon turn into a four-book series. Since then, she’s worked on countless other projects and is constantly writing down new plot ideas. Yes, her minds a mess.

When she isn’t writing about fantastical worlds, she resides in Hudson, Florida. She is a mother of four; Carolynn, Aiden, Evelynn, and Cameron. She enjoys curling up on the couch with her favorite author Cassandra Clare, drinking hot tea, playing in the pool with her kids, and dreaming of new worlds to explore. She has a small obsession with all things Disney. Tattoos, she can’t seem to get enough of, as well as her pets. She currently has two Bengal cats, Stormy and Skye, and two puppy dogs, the Great Dane Luna and a Chocolate Labrador Rose. But, most importantly, she is addicted to Barqs Root Beer.

Heather is a self-published, indie author.

Heather Smith

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Pariah's Lament Spotlight


Welcome to the book tour for Pariah’s Lament by Richie Billing. If you enjoy epic fantasy, adventure, and romance, this one’s for you!

                                            Pariah’s Lament (Of Metal and Magic Core #1)

Genre: Fantasy Romance/ Adventure

So often it’s the forgotten who possess the power to change the world.”

When an attempt is made on the life of Ashara, Keeper of Yurr, his young, hapless advisor Edvar must uncover and stop those behind it.

With enemies in the capital city and the belligerent Tesh, Keeper of neighbouring nation Karrabar stirring trouble in the Borderlands, can Edvar hold together Ashara’s brittle reign?

The troubles ripple throughout Yurr, affecting an ancient race of people known as the Amast, who in their time of utmost need, turn to pariah Isy for salvation. Rejected by society, kith and kin, can Isy guide the Amast to safety during the greatest turmoil Yurr has known since the War of the Damned?

Pariah’s Lament will take you on a rollercoaster of an adventure ‘that will keep you spellbound as you traverse the world alongside Isy and Edvar’ (Books Behind The Title). And along the way you’ll experience ‘intense fighting scenes, a little romance and flawed characters’ (Sarah Lillian Books).

If you love to explore fantasy worlds, this book won’t disappoint. Part of a shared universe populated by other authors, the setting in Pariah’s Lament has proven a huge hit with readers, with some praising the ‘insane level of detail’ (The Book Suite) and vividness of its descriptions.

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About the Author

 Richie Billing writes all kinds of stories, but mostly fantasy fiction. His tales often explore real-world issues, zooming in on his characters and their troubles.

His short fiction has been widely published, with one story adapted for BBC radio. And his debut novel, an epic fantasy called Pariah’s Lament, was published by Of Metal and Magic Publishing in March 2021.

Richie also hosts the podcast The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed, a venture inspired by the requests of readers of his acclaimed craft book, A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook.

When not writing, Richie works as an editor and digital marketer and teaches creative writing both online and in his home city of Liverpool.

Most nights you can find him up into the early hours scribbling away or watching the NBA.

Richie Billing

Friday, November 24, 2023

Laws of Love Duology Spotlight

Happy publication week to author Cassandra Diviak! Both books in the Laws of Love duology are now available!

                                                                    Love on the Docket

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Enemies to Lovers

Publication Date: November 20, 2023

A prosecutor. A defense attorney. An unexpected love story of second chances and taking risks.

JANUARY QUINN has lost her groove. Her career as a prosecutor crossed the five-year mark, and she questions whether applying for an internal promotion in the office is worth her time. Her social life consists of bad double dates with old friends and solitary hours spent with her dog. But when she uncovers an unresolved bucket list from her late mother, she resolves to get her groove back and live life fearlessly as her mother would want for her.

How to do that? Scoring the coveted promotion. But beyond the internal office competition, the universe seems keen to throw her into the path of her least favorite defense attorney more often than desired—Dean Yearwood.

DEAN YEARWOOD has everything all figured out. Within the year, he expects to make associate at one of the best criminal defense firms in the state. His social life keeps him satisfied, and he makes enough money to live the dream. However, his family worries about his lack of a romantic relationship and intentions of finding someone. Dean has no intention of changing his mind unless he meets someone who checks off all the boxes.

Yet, the one woman who comes remotely close hates his guts with a fiery passion, too much of a risk to gamble on. Dean swears the feeling is mutual because January and he would rather die than imagine each other as anything but opponents on opposite sides of the law.

But when their paths continue to intersect in meaningful ways beyond the courtroom, the lines between enemies begin to blur. Whether the mutual hatred can stand will be left to the jury of their hearts.

Love Thicker than Water

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Enemies to Lovers

Publication Date: November 20, 2023

When a charming attorney encounters a newly single woman saddled with the difficult task of guardianship, he must do whatever it takes to keep the line friendly.

NINA BYNDEL struggles to see the silver lining in the cards she’s been dealt. After losing her sister in a freak accident, Nina is appointed the guardian of her young niece. That, coupled with a broken engagement to a fiancé she swore would be her forever, Nina knows that her life will never be the same.

But when she learns of her estranged family’s intentions to sue her for custody of her niece and their underhanded intentions for doing so, she prepares to fight. She won’t allow the family that turned their back on her sister when pregnant to take her niece, which leads her into the life of one Cole Yearwood.

COLE YEARWOOD is the last man standing in his family—the last one without a life partner. He feels the pressure to find someone, enhanced by his older brother’s wedding fever, but isn’t sure where to start. However, his life is taken over when Nina consults his office for help.

Nina is a dream girl, but Cole knows that neither she nor he should step past a professional line. Yet, he and Nina keep finding their way back to one another in everyday life. Neither are looking for something serious, so being friends seems harmless enough.

But will they stay “just friends” as the court battle for Nina’s niece brings them closer than they’ve been to anyone in a long time?

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About the Author

Cassandra Diviak is an indie fantasy and romance author, writing in the new adult demographic. Her debut series, The Shadow and Soul Series, is available for purchase now on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. 

Cassandra Diviak