Hi all! It's been a minute, hasn't it?
How has life been treating you? I know it has been rough. There is fear all around us, and it is hard to fight. But don't let it best you, friend. Look UP, don't look down, because we have hope. Our King is fighting for us.
The reason I decided to pop in for a blog post is because there's been a flurry of fun book releases that I wanted to share with you. EEE MORE BOOKS YAY. I mean, how can I pass up an op to talk ink and paper?
There's quite a variety here, ranging from sci-fi or an ocean adventure, to fairytales or winter magic, so I hope you find something to suit your fancy.
So, in release order, I present to you many pretty books. 😀
Out now! - Ronnie Akkard and the Brotherhood of Blades, by AC Williams
I never wanted to leave the Bronx, but a weird alien guy in a funny hat gave me a magic samurai armor and told me to save the world. Who could argue with that? I didn’t count on having to work with a bunch of misfits more likely to fight each other than an interdimensional dictator. But here I am.
The four of us are supposed to work together, but we don’t even like each other. Except for Stan, but he’s British, so he don’t count. Fighting alone is against the rules, but it’s easier than asking for help and not getting any.
I didn’t sign up for this. None of us did, and no matter how hard we try, we can’t be a family. We’re barely even a team. So when my old buddy shows up with a job—ok, a questionably legal job—and a way out of this freak show circus, well—I guess I’ll have to decide if the world really needs me after all.
Out now! - The Faeries of Myrnius 3: Winter Spell, by Claire M. Banschbach
Constantly doubted by her ocean faery kindred, Tonya Freyr-dottir only wants to untangle the dormant ice and water magic within her. Then a strange attack makes her unleash a fierce winter on the land and sea. And she has no idea how to stop it.
Princess Diane serves faithfully at her brother’s side, trying to restore their kingdom of Myrnius after the devastating Dark War. Now with brutal winter wreaking havoc, everything they have worked for might be lost to famine and destruction.
Desperate to help, Tonya travels to the far north to unlock her magic, aided by Diane, as well as two land faeries: Dorian, a reckless healer and August, a mischievous warrior. But the north brings fresh dangers, unearths old wounds, and offers more questions than answers.
With doom threatening human and faery alike, Tonya must find a way to trust her new friends and release her magic before all fall to the fury of winter’s spell.
Out now! - The Magician Series: Macario's Scepter, by MJ McGriff
Samara is a ship wrecked at sea. She can’t seem to get anything right, especially her love life. Her former pirate captain, the famous Baz Blackwater, broke her heart and stranded her on an island of religious hypocrites. Samara wants nothing more than to escape to the freedom of the sea, so when her ex-lover shows up offering a chance at a magical treasure—and secret revenge—she jumps at the chance.
Seraphina prays every day for her wayward twin sister to stop chasing the pirate life and find the peace she’s discovered in her own quiet life at the convent. But Samara has nothing but contempt for her sister’s beliefs and religious rituals. Yet when Seraphina uncovers an ancient prophecy revealing the horrifying curse of the treasure Samara and Baz seek, she must leave her convent—risking the wrath of her Order—and search for the truth about Macario’s scepter.
In a world of friendship and betrayal, monsters and magic, seedy pubs and adventure on the high seas, will Samara’s magical powers, Baz’s cunning plans, and Seraphina’s unshakable faith be enough to slay a cursed sea serpent destroying everything they love?
April 28, 2020 - The Last Atlantean, Emily Hayse
"Watch, ye sons of the sea, your doom is at hand. With soundless storm rises the fate of Atlantis."
As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Hattie has always been able to handle anything the Atlantic throws at her. But when a stranger washes ashore in a storm, she finds herself unraveling a mystery that will change her life.
Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and hidden loyalties, Hattie watches legends take shape before her eyes. But as kings and pawns prepare for a showdown that will determine the fate of an ancient world, she wonders whether she has thrown in her lot with the hero or the villain.
August 26, 2020 - Beyond the Tales #3: Poison's Dance
(No cover yet.)
If he falls to the lure of the curse, the dance might trap him forever.
Alex has survived his first year as high king. The new counsel has improved cooperation between the kingdoms, and peace seems achievable. When the Tuckawassee queen sends him an invitation he can’t refuse, Alex must once again face his greatest threat for the sake of peace.
Princess Tamya of Tuckawassee, along with her eleven sisters, has danced from sunset until sunrise every night of her life. It is her gift and her curse. When Queen Valinda wishes to use the power their cursed dance gives them to rule all of Tallahatchia, Tamya must decide if she will do what is right even if it betrays her own sister.
Daemyn Rand has survived a hundred years' worth of battles. All he wants to do now is safely marry his princess. Will he be forced to choose between the love of his life and the high king he has loyally served for years?
They have faced certain death before. This time, they might not make it out alive.
Don’t miss this re-envisioning of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.