Kiss Of The Royal Blog Tour

Kiss of the Royal

by Lindsey Duga

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: July 3rd 2018

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Summary:

In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

 

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that.

 

With the fate of their world on the line, the battlefield has become a testing ground, and only one of them can be right. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan—but try convincing their hearts of that.

 

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About the Author

Lindsey Duga developed a deep love for courageous heroes, dastardly villains, and enchanting worlds from the cartoon shows, books, and graphic novels she read as a kid. Drawing inspiration from these fantastical works of fiction, she wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. By day, Lindsey is an account manager at a digital marketing agency based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By night, and the wee hours of the morning, she writes both middle grade and young adult. She has a weakness for magic, anything classical, all kinds of mythology, and falls in love with tragic heroes. Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show, practicing yoga, and listening (and belting) to her favorite music artists and show tunes. KISS OF THE ROYAL is her YA debut novel.

 

Author Links:

Website: https://lindseyduga.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindseyduga

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linzduga/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lduga

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15853318.Lindsey_Duga

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lindsey-Duga/e/B07BJNMRHX/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1524077289&sr=1-1

 

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July 2018 TBR

So I’m going to try and start making monthly TBR’s. I’m not sure how well this will go because I tend to mood read. I’m only going to pick Seven books and then if I read more then great. I have a list of books and I’m going to use a random number generator to pick which books of the list to read.

  1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling.
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
  3. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo.
  4. The Palace Library by Steven Loveridge.
  5. The Girl who Lived by Christopher Greyson.
  6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
  7. His First Lie by Mark Hill.

There you have my tentative TBR that could be subject to change.

What are you reading this month?

June Wrap Up 2018

Hey my fellow book lovers. Another month is done which means time for a wrap up. This month has gone so fast, and unfortunately June wasn’t as successful for reading as I though it would be. Out of all the months so far June was the worst and I only read 4 books. So onto the books I read –

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling – 5 Stars – 637 Pages.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling – 5 Stars – 870 Pages.
  • The White Rose by Amy Ewing – 4 Stars – 310 Pages.
  • I Know Where She Is by S.B Caves – 4 Stars – 257 Pages.

So there you have it the four books I read in June.

How many books did you read?

What was your favourite and least favourite book of the month?

See you all for another post soon.

A Demon in Silver by R.S Ford Blog Tour

Hey guys so I have the honour of being part of the blog tour for A Demon in Silver by R.S Ford. This book looks amazing, I mean that cover! It also sounds amazing and it’s definitely high on my TBR.

I have an exclusive excerpt to share with you and I’m so excited to let you all read it. Details about the book first and then the excerpt is after.

Title – A Demon in Silver

Author – R.S Ford

Publisher/Published – Titan Books / 12th June 2018

Genre – Fantasy

Series – War of the Archons #1

Summary from Goodreads

A new stunning epic fantasy for readers of Brandon Sanderson, Michael J. Sullivan and Brian Staveley.

In a world where magic has disappeared, rival nations vie for power in a continent devastated by war.

When a young farm girl, Livia, demonstrates magical powers for the first time in a century there are many across the land that will kill to obtain her power.

The Duke of Gothelm’s tallymen, the blood-soaked Qeltine Brotherhood, and cynical mercenary Josten Cade: all are searching for Livia and the power she wields.

But Livia finds that guardians can come from the most unlikely places… and that the old gods are returning to a world they abandoned.

Exclusive Excerpt

The oceans had barely ceased to boil, the mountains just risen to splay their jagged fingers to the sky, when the hundred tribes of men fell upon one another. They came from the skies on wings of threaded fury, crawled from the ground bringing all the darkness of the pit, dragged themselves from the sea with gnarled and barnacled hate. For ten thousand years did they do battle, until their blood and tears ran in an endless river. Until the names of the tribes and their wrathful kings were forgotten.
When the skies had turned a perpetual grey from the funeral pyres, and the ground was blackened with rot, did the elders meet on the Mountain of Gaiessa. For twenty days and nights did they parlay. Through blazing sun and freezing dark. In rain and hail and wind. But none would relent, for an accord had to be met lest the future of man be trapped in an endless cycle of woe.
And on that twentieth night did the elders settle on a pact: that they would harness all their sorcery and channel it to a single purpose. That they would take all the aspects of man that led him to war and seal them away so that there could be healing across all the nations of the world.
Every tribe gathered to erect the eleven dolmens. Men from all continents and across the churning seas. Each vast stone was the span of thirty horses and stood as tall as a mountain, yet by their colossal labours the great circle was finally erected.
And for a year and a day the elders of each tribe stood in vigil, imbuing their power into the stones, turning them into vessels that might hold every facet of man that had driven him to an everlasting state of conflict. Then did they fill the stones with all the elements of life. The flesh; fire, water, blood and bone. The desire; pride, lust, vengeance, honour, wrath. Then one vast stone they filled with wisdom and another with sin.
As the eleven dolmens began to consume these energies a twelfth grew at their centre. A stone of union. A stone of peace.
Across the lands and oceans an era of harmony settled. Suffering ended, subsumed by a period of culture and education. Vast cities were built and sciences developed. Knowledge and philosophy were spread across all nations during a time of peace.
But it was not to last.
As the elders had poured into the standing stones all the facets of man’s warlike nature, so had they stirred all his malice and spite and hate. And when the dolmen of peace had risen from the ground so another, darker obelisk had begun to grow beneath the earth. This malevolent seed hid itself away, watching, waiting. It grew, feeding, infecting the hearts of men, until it could wait no longer and after ten thousand years it emerged.
For the first time in an age, malcontent and discord were sown throughout the realms of men. Brother once more turned on brother as jealousy and avarice consumed harmony and charity.
The vast shrines created in a time of majesty were torn asunder, cities reduced to ash until no more monuments remained. Only the twelve dolmens stood as testament to an age where war was unknown. And so, the ravenous populace, twisted by a nameless evil, turned its attention to them.
A swarm of warped souls stormed the mountaintop on which stood the dolmens. Armies that had once battled one another united in their hatred of the ancient stones, bent on reducing them to rubble. One by one they were brought down, and as each toppled the power held within was unleashed once more. But as the aeons had passed this power had become quickened. Had become deified. And when it was released, each dolmen claimed a human avatar for its own – each taking one of those wicked children come to strike it down and making it one with its own purpose.
These children of Gaiessa vowed never again to be bound. Never would they be locked away from the worlds of men. And a game of supremacy began that would never end… and mankind would play as its pawns.

There you have it guys. I’m so excited for this series, it looks like an epic read and I will be reading it asap and reviewing it on here for you all.

Have an Epic Day !

May Wrap Up 2018

Hey guys, can you believe it’s the end of May already. I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone. This year is simply flying by. So I read seven books this month which seems to be my average at the moment as out of five months I’ve read 7 books for three of them. Anyway onto the books.

  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone illustrated version by J.K Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay. – 245 pages – 5 Stars.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated version by J.K Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay – 272 pages – 5 Stars.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated version by J.K Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay – 325 pages – 5 Stars.
  • The Mermaid by Christina Henry – 324 pages – 5 Stars.
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – 438 pages – 5 Stars.
  • The Jewel by Amy Ewing- 373 pages – 4 Stars.
  • The Woods are Dark by Richard Leymon – 247 pages – 3 Stars.

There you go, my May wrap up. How did your May reading go?

The Mermaid by Christina Henry Review

Title – The Mermaid

Author – Christina Henry

Publisher/Published – Titan Books / June 2018

Genre – Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology

Pages – 324

Summary from Good Reads
Once there was a mermaid who longed to know of more than her ocean home and her people. One day a fisherman trapped her in his net but couldn’t bear to keep her. But his eyes were lonely and caught her more surely than the net, and so she evoked a magic that allowed her to walk upon the shore. The mermaid, Amelia, became his wife, and they lived on a cliff above the ocean for ever so many years, until one day the fisherman rowed out to sea and did not return.
P. T. Barnum was looking for marvelous attractions for his American Museum, and he’d heard a rumor of a mermaid who lived on a cliff by the sea. He wanted to make his fortune, and an attraction like Amelia was just the ticket.
Amelia agreed to play the mermaid for Barnum, and she believes she can leave any time she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he’s determined to hold on to his mermaid.

My Thoughts

Disclaimer: I received this book from Titan Books in exchange for an honest review. This doesn’t influence my opinions and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.

5 out of 5 Stars

Wow where do I begin. Christina Henry has done it again. She is one of my favourite authors and her books never disappoint. Christina Henry has a gift for taking tales and adding her own dark twists to them that leave you incapable of putting the book down until you devour every word.

This is exactly what I did with this. Once I was right into it I devoured every single word until I finished the story. Everything about this was perfect, the writing, The plot, The characters and the setting.

The story was set in the 1800’s and it was a great setting and was so well written.

I loved Amelia’s character. She was head strong, had her own opinions and tended to say what was on her mind in such a self assured way which I adored. I was so invested in her character I felt everything she did, my heart broke when hers did.

I’m not going to say much on the plot so I don’t spoil the story. But Christina Henry has a way of writing the is simply exquisite and carefully ties the threads of the plot together.

I don’t think I can recommend this highly enough. This was just amazing and I think you should all go out and experience this for yourself.

I adored this and I can’t wait for Christina Henry to bring out more books.