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The Forth Talisman Series: Start Reading for Only $0.99!

Nocturne, a wilderness of eternal night.
Solis, a wasteland of endless day.

Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal who has the rare ability to shatter spell magic—although her power carries a high price. With the memories of her former self erased and nowhere else to turn, she comes to Nocturne hoping to start a new life under the triple moons of the darklands.

But when an assassin forces Nazafareen to flee to the sunlit mortal city of Delphi, she finds herself embroiled in a deeper mystery whose origins lie far in the past. Why was the continent sundered into light and dark a thousand years before? And what really happened to the elegant but ruthless creatures who nearly reduced the world to ashes? The new Oracle might know, but she’s outlawed magic and executes anyone caught practicing it. Nazafareen must hide her powers and find a way out of the city—before it’s too late.

As the net slowly tightens, something ancient and vengeful begins to stir in the arid death zone called the Kiln. A dashing daeva named Darius is pursuing Nazafareen, but so are a multitude of enemies. War is brewing again. Can she stay alive long enough to stop it?

Right now Nocturne, first book in the Forth Talisman Series, is on sale for only $0.99. The whole series is available to read on Kindle Unlimited. I’ve read all of the book and recently posted my review of the final book in the series. Quite frankly I am still mussing on it, still planning to write another post all about the way that final book, Inferno, made me feel. But right now is your chance to jump in and get started on this binge worthy fantasy series!

Buy Nocturne Now

Note: This is a new Book Deals feature on my blog. Where I will be featuring deals on books I’ve read and loved. To be featured here I have to have previously reviewed the book on my blog. Authors if I have reviewed your book and it’s going to be going on sale please send me a message (with at least a week’s lead time) and I will add your deal to my blog.

My Reviews

The Fourth Talisman Series:
Nocturne
Solis
Monstrum
Nemesis
Inferno

The Fourth Element Series:
The Midnight Sea and The Blood of the Prophet
Queen of Chaos

Dominion Mysteries
The Daemoniac
The Thirteenth Gate

Book Lovers 2018 Year End Tag

2018 Year End Review

Trendy Simple Life created this Book Tag and would LOVE to have a few Book Lovers (and  fellow bloggers) participate and share their answers. Feel free to tag yourself and have some fun looking back on what you read and planning ahead on what to read in 2019!
Don’t forget to use the #BookLovers2018YE and link back to this post and the one at Trendy Simple Life!

Here are the questions:

1) Three BEST books you read in 2018 (all 5 Stars):

Read My Reviews:

Clod Make A Friend 

Tales of the Not Forgotten

Roar (is still waiting for me to write a review.)

2) Did you have any books that were #DNF ? Which ones?

I started to read The Lord of Chaos but got sidetracked, mostly because it’s been so long since I last read anything from that series that keeping track of characters was too hard.

3) What are your three most anticipated books of 2019?

Rage: A Stormheart Novel -Unfortunately. I’ll have to wait until waaay after everyone else so that I can get the paperback version.

In the Region of the Summer Stars: Eirlandia, Book One – This book is already out, but I have to wait until Jan to get me paperback copy.

Inferno the final book in the Forth Talisman. – Cannot wait for this one!!!

(Bonus: Could 2019 be the Year for Doors of Stone? Cause that would have me super excited!)

4) Have you completed your personal reading challenge? If so, what are you reading now till the end of the year?

Not yet, mostly because I haven’t entered in all the children’s books I read this year. (I make allowances for children’s books in my reading goal that’s why its 125, not 50.)

5) What genre did you read this year that you hope to read more in 2019?

This one is kinda hard, I mean I’ll read more of the usual; fantasy, dystopian and young adult (and children’s.) But is there a specific new genre I’m going to be adding to look out for in 2019… doubtful.

6) How’s your reading list for 2019?

As always too many books on my personal TBR. But I’ve already signed up for the Inferno tour and can’t wait for that. In 2019 I plan on introducing the 8 year old to Nancy Drew and reading more Little House books.

Gifts for Book Lovers

August 9th is Book Lovers Day
via Goodreads

Today is #BookLoverDay! In honor of the day I think you should…

  1. Bring your favorite book lover a cup of tea/coffee/ their drink of choice
  2. Rub their feet while they relax and read.
  3. Say “yes” to their requests to preorder all the books by their favorite authors.

Also this…

and then buy them a bookish gift like one of these:


How will you celebrate Book Lovers Day?

December 2016 Book Pick-Ups

December 2016 Pick-UpsThe Deliberate Reader

Christmas is always a great time for new books. Most of the year I get books through Kindle deals, and thrift stores. But December is a time where I can count on getting a few new physical books. The last couple of years this means coloring books too. Although, it’s a big fad now and every publisher is trying to get one out for all their IP’s, I never gave up on coloring and have enjoyed it as a hobby since I was a child.

For Kindle:

The Destroyer
Why I got it: I’m on the author’s email list and he said the book was being offered for free so I thought I would check it out. Sounds like it has a lot of graphic sex in it though, and I may decide to abandon it, because that’s not really something I like in books.

The Missing
Why I got it: My Kindle First selection for the month. Which I now regret because most of the reviews are bad, and a mystery without a likable lead is not my cup of tea.

Ocean’s Justice: The Little Mermaid Retold
Why I got it: The Little Mermaid retold sounds awesome, and it was free.

Ocean’s Trial
Why I got it: The follow-up to Ocean’s Justice, it was also free. I found out about both through the author’s newsletter.

eARCs:

Mirain
Why I got it: This sentence “The princess drags her unwilling guards to investigate the reports of monsters in the far off corners of the realm.” That and it’s from Ravenswood Publishing and I have really enjoyed the experience of being part of their reviewer team.

Queen of Chaos
Why I got it: The 3rd book in the Forth Element Series. I read books 1 and 2 earlier in the year (read my review), and was offered the third as an ARC. I can’t wait to finish this exciting series.

ARC:

A Morning with Grandpa
Why I got it: I won it in the November batch of Early Reviewers books from LibraryThing.com. It’s a children’s book from a publisher that specializes in multicultural books for children. I haven’t had a chance to look it over, but it sounds interesting.

Book Fair:

I bought several of these book as gifts.
I bought several of these book as gifts.

A Bad Kitty Christmas
Why I got it: We love Bad Kitty, maybe a little too much. But well the book fair was right before Christmas, so we had to get it. Right?

Avatar The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part One
Why I got it: We also love Avatar, and I enjoy a graphic novel from time to time. But seriously if you haven’t watched Avatar the Last Airbender you are missing out.

 

Coloring Books:

Serenity Adult Coloring Book
Why I got it: A gift from my sister. 🙂 Was the only Firefly themed gift I got this year, despite having the card game and Yatzee on my wishlist.

Dot-to-Dot for Grown-Ups
Why I got it: A gift from my mother-in-law. While Dot-to-Dots aren’t really my thing this was it pretty interesting.

Misc:

Thou Spleeny Swag-Bellied Miscreant: Create Your Own Shakespearean Insults
Just a couple of the Shakespearean Insults.

Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection
Why I got it: I love Heart and Brain, and my husband knows what I love, so he got it for me as a Christmas Present.

Thou Spleeny Swag-Bellied Miscreant: Create Your Own Shakespearean Insults
Why I got it: Actually this was a present for my husband, but he’s doesn’t really enjoy Shakespeare the way I do.

The Wise Man’s Fear
Why I got it: Because I needed it… I have been waiting to read this book for an eternity, and finally just decided to buy it for myself.

2017 Inspire Daily Desktop Calendar
Why I got it: My MIL gave it to us for Christmas.