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


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Beneath the Scarlet Frost Review Spotlight

We’re celebrating new release Beneath the Scarlet Frost by Marissa Miller! Read on for more details about this beauty!

Beneath the Scarlet Frost is the first book in Marissa Miller’s The Fallen Reign series. Beneath the Scarlet Frost is Miller’s twist on a familiar fairy tale. Which fairy tale you may ask? Well, when you start this book...I promise will dawn on you rather quickly. I may give you a hint later on, but for now...let’s let the suspense build a little. LOL!
Beneath the Scarlet Frost begins with young Sorrel as a child. She’s on the run with her family. They’re being hunted by people who wish for their deaths. Will they be able to survive? Her mother has already been wounded, but can they just hold out long enough for help to find them? Things quickly get more complex, and that’s just in the first chapter!
After the attack things change. Those who attacked her and her family, Wielders, are banished from the kingdom. They are feared because of their abilities and for a time, peace is achieved. But the fear lingers beneath the surface that they will return. While the story fast-forwards a few years. Peace is nothing but an illusion that the higher nobles place their trust in. Meanwhile, the peace is being disrupted in the streets. Change is brewing, but they have no idea just how close to home it intends to come. But the first ripple happens that very night when chaos breaks out among the common people. In the chaos hundreds are killed and even more are injured.
Sorrel is heartbroken at the loss of life. She has a bad feeling that something bigger is still to come, and she has no idea just how right she is. It won’t be long before it shows it’s face and forever changes her and her family’s life.
Beneath the Scarlet Frost is a slow to moderate-paced story. It has a slow to moderate beginning, but don’t let that fool you. The deeper you go into this story, the more intrigued and engaged you’re going to become. The author pulls you in a little at time, planting little clues along the way to let you know that not everyone or everything is as it seems. Sorrel has lead a very sheltered life. Trust me, she’s been kept from learning certain things about the world around her. The question rears it’s head – Why? Who didn’t want her and her siblings to learn certain things? Was it purposefully done to keep them ignorant? Or was there something more sinister at hand?
The deeper you go into the story the more the fairytale will become familiar to you in the event that you haven’t figured it out by now. Want a hint? Yes? Okay, I’ll give you a starts with an “A.” Okay, I’ll give you one more clue...there’s a movie, too. Have you guessed it yet? I’m sure you have, so if you have...grab this book!
There are layers to this book. It’s gripping, engaging, and absolutely dynamic. As this book is part of a series, prepare yourself for a cliffhanger. Sorry, not sorry, but that’s just how it goes. The first half of this book works to set the stage for what is to come, but the final chapters are going to be absolutely heartbreaking. It will leave you with the question of – what happens next. You going only wait to see where things go from here.

5 out of 5 stars

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

Beneath the Scarlet Frost (The Fallen Reign Series)

Publication Date: November 14, 2023

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Shadows scream, whispers torment, and wishes curse.

The empire of Eisa once stood as a symbol of hope for purging the wicked magic that had plagued its lands. But, when Wielders are spotted within those borders, the sanctity that once acted as an unshakable foundation crumbles beneath Sorrel Zdraevit’s feet.

With the resurgence of Wielders on Eisan soil, protests are increasing in the streets, citizens are suffering, and everywhere she turns tragedy fractures the facade of peace that had sheltered her.

As the second eldest princess in Eisa’s imperial family, when war is brought to the kingdom’s door, Sorrel is forced to step into a new role, leading her deeper and deeper into the world she fears most. Desperate to protect her country against dark and twisted magic, and heal those around her, she must decide what it is she stands for when the world as she knows is rendered senseless.

Unsure of whom to condemn, and whom to put her faith in, Sorrel is faced with tainted realities that threaten to destroy everything she’s ever held dear. All that matters is keeping her kingdom and family safe against the monsters infiltrating her country. Secrets and lies drag her into the depths of her worst nightmare, where fighting through the calamities is the only way she will have any hope of making it out alive- If she can hold on to her own will to live.

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About the Author

 Marissa Miller can often be found frolicking about in thunderstorms, drinking her weight in tea, playing with one of her numerous beloved pets, or with her nose shoved into a book. When she isn’t found any of these places, Miller is at her desk, writing one of her fantasy novels. Her works include a gripping middle grade contemporary fantasy, The Grim and The Fantastic, and her young adult mashup/retelling series, The When Wicked Series. Taking on high fantasy with a literary spin, Beneath the Scarlet Frost, upon its release, will be the first installment of her adult fantasy series, The Fallen Reign Series.

Miller believes fundamentally in the power of imagination and creativity, and seeks to use her expression of splendor, no matter the circumstances, to overcome whatever obstacles life throws our way. Not afraid to delve into dark or heavy topics, Miller’s works embody the motif that no matter the depth of darkness, and weight of topic, there is always a little light and a harrowing story to be found in the shadows. With an emphasis on character-driven narratives, her themes often touch on overcoming inner demons and trauma, the abstract of morality, and the intricacies of creative construct.

Marissa Miller

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