Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer is the first book in The Rhenwars Saga. Braden and Quin Reis, two brothers of great power, are the only hope to stopping a conspiracy of mages who are intent on unsealing the Well of Tears.
Plot 5/5 : Interesting plot with some twists.
Characters 5/5 : Well fleshed out characters
World building 5/5 : An interesting setting
Pacing 5/5 : Steady pace with spurts of action.
Writing 5/5 : Beautifully written with tastefully written scenes of sexual encounters
Overall 5 stars
M.L. Spencer’s beautiful prose, world building, and character development breathe life into this tale of love, betrayal, determination, and intrigue. This is a must read book for anyone into fantasy.
Patty and I have chosen this wonderful piece from Phyllis Staton Campbell
Not Just A Cake
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There is anticipation in the air at the school for the blind, and it happens every month. Actually, it happens each month that somebody in the boys’ dorm has a birthday, and that pretty much adds up to every month in the nine-month school year.
Birthdays are special, of course, everybody knows that, don’t they? Well, not always. For these kids from different backgrounds, some with other disabilities as well as blindness, and away from home and family all week, it might not be so special for everybody.
Of course, many get gifts, cards and phone calls from home, but sad to say some do not, and for those who do, they’re still away from that special human touch, and their very own cake. Not for…
Neurogenesis by Brandon Barr is a stand-alone sci-fi thriller novelette. Javen Worth is about to find out cruel Officer Nero can be.
With this story only having 48 pages, all I can say is WOW! This story kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire read. Brandon’s ability to keep me in suspense was a treat. This is one of the best novelette’s I have ever read.
All of the Brandon Barr books that I have read count toward the #ifaholidaychallenge and since it’s a Brandon Barr book it also counts toward #ifaholidaychallengebonus. Hope you all decide to join the challenge at our Facebook group Indie Fantasy Addicts. You can find us here:
Only six weeks for this challenge, but I already know you guys are just going to rock it! Last time this AMAZING group read almost 800 indie fantasy books in 9 weeks, let’s see how many adventures we can revel in this time! There are some amazing prizes for both readers and authors from signed books, ebooks, audiobooks, bookmarks, bookplates, author spotlights, interviews and reviews!!!
Super simple: Read and review any indie fantasy (no matter what author or fantasy sub-genre). Review can be Goodreads, Amazon, Bookbub…whatever. Just link to it and share a short snippit (or copy and paste the whole review) so all of us can share in your adventure and uncover some spectacular gems!
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A special thanks to all the authors who graciously donated prizes (and those we were unable to feature because of the flood of offers). You guys are all rockstars!
Bridge Beyond Her World by Brandon Barr is the second book in the Song of the Worlds series. As we follow Meluscia, a dying king’s daughter, and Winter, a farm girl, we learn more of their actions and feelings, and their determination.
Bridge Beyond Her World picks up where Rise of the Seer leaves off. We are introduced, once again, to Meluscia and Winter as they continue their separate journeys with doubts, and yet they both have a quiet determination to have what they want and desire. We are introduced to more of the sci-fi element in this story, which Brandon weaves together beautifully with the fantasy aspect. Once again, Brandon shows his story telling to be intriguing and exciting with beautiful prose that elicit deep emotions, which makes the reader care deeply for these characters.
You can find Bridge Beyond Her World on Goodreads here:
I am thankful for many things…a purring cat, the thriving rosemary cuttings on the windowsill, the handwritten, wax sealed letter I got from my best geek buddy. Oh, and the big wood pile on the porch (it’s -1F out). When I think about it, I can make a long list. But today, in celebration of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in any way–following, tweeting, sharing, shouting, viewing, promoting, reading, reviewing–by offering the entire Chronicles of Ealiron for $0.99 each. First time ever.
This is epic fantasy old school: swords and sorcery, wizards, immortal creatures, gods, and a complex magical system of correspondences between trees, birds, color, sound, geometric patterns and energies deep in the earth. Votaries of the old powers work the forces of nature inherent in the cycles of life, death and transformation.