Monday, 7 August 2017

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 Cover Reveal ~ Excalibur Rising Book Four: An Arthurian Saga Author: Eileen Enwright Hodgetts Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy Dates: 7th of August Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: Excalibur Rising Book Four is the final episode of the Excalibur Rising Series where all questions are answered. Merlin's magical powers are fading and Albion faces enemies on all sides. While Arthur's heir fights for the possession of Camelot, Ryan races against time to rescue Violet from the Isle of Avilion. 313a6-addtogoodreads
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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Review- Darkness Forged- Matt Larkin

Darkness Forged by Matt Larkin
Released:  February 2, 2017

Darkness forged is a prequel to his The Ragnarok Era series.  It was a well written book, though quite dark.  I was excited to find out about this world, filled with a bunch of unique creatures.  It was hard to put down. 

The characters were all different, but all interesting.  I do not know who was my favourite, but I like different things from each.  There were times that I got some of them confused with each other.  When I realised, I was able to figure out who the right character was. 

In the end, I quite enjoyed reading this book.  I liked the characters but none of them stood out for me.   I was fascinated with the world and it left me interested in finding out what happens in the series.  

I gave this book 3/5.


Monday, 19 June 2017

Review- house on Sagamore Road- Cary Marc Grossman

I received this book from the author, in exchanged for a honest review.

The House On Sagamore Road by Cary Marc Grossman
Released: January 18, 2017
Pages: 432
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Still recovering from the fire at Sagamore Road, and what she witnessed there, Robin Hanley’s daughter, Tess, is the one speaking to the ghost of Fryderyk Chopin now. Having inherited the abilities shared by her rock musician father and her witch stepmother, Tess must discover what started the long history of witches culminating in her family, and why they have the abilities they do. To accomplish this, she must delve back to pre-Dynastic Egypt, and the very first incarnation.
As Tess struggles to convince them that they might still be in danger, Robin and his wife, Suze, face the loss of a loved one and seek to counsel the troubled spirit of Suze’s cousin, Angie, an unwilling accomplice to the family secret.Desperate to carry on the archaeological research of Suze’s late father, Tess must find the only person capable of giving her the missing facts to discover the cause of the phenomenon before it returns to strike at them again.The second in Cary Marc Grossman’s three-part Chopin’s Family series, The House on Sagamore Road takes the reader back 26,000 years, to the birth of civilization.


The House on Sagamore, is the second book in this trilogy.  It has a interesting plot and it has has quite a few twists.   There were a couple of times when the story was slightly confusing, when the story would go back in time.  Though eventually , I got back on track.   The writing is quite descriptive and very well researched.

Most of the main characters we met in the first book Chopin's Ghost.   It was great to get to know Suze and Angie more.   I wasn't overly fond of Robin, he frustrated me for quite a while.  

Tess was a character we didn't have much of in the first book.   Tess was probably my favourite in this book.  While everyone believes that their problems are over, Tess believes that there is more to come.  She needs to convince the others, but she needs to discover how it all began.

It is quite a long book, and is packed full of information.  Generally I really enjoyed most of the book.  Though there were a few times it seemed to dragged on.  

Overall the characters were complex and fascinating.   A well written and researched story, with a interesting plot.   It left me feeling slightly confused in places but in the end very enjoyable.   I ended up giving it a 4/5.  

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The good spy dies twice- Audiobook tour

Author: Mark Hosack

Narrator: Mark Hosack

Length: 10h 19m

Publisher:Wide Awake Audio⎮2017

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Release date: Jan. 19, 2017

Jake Boxer, investigative journalist and host of the conspiratorial news show Bullseye, is in serious trouble. Not only is his soundman murdered by Russian intelligence agents while reporting on a secretive New World Order, but his network cancels his show, leaving Jake humiliated and spiraling into a deep dark depression. Years later, a condemned murderer, who claims he was abandoned by the CIA, and who starred in an early episode of Bullseye, is finally executed for killing two supposed Soviet spies back in the 1970’s. Jake Boxer, still trying to piece his life back together, is on his honeymoon in a posh ski resort in the Alaskan mountains when he gets word of the inmate’s execution . . . and the old killer’s final words: “The good spy dies twice.” Those five words, seemingly meant for Jake, draw the ex-reporter from his forced retirement and into a complex and deadly global conspiracy involving his newlywed wife, the secretive New World Order, and the hotel’s hundred or so “guests.” Everyone is a suspect. Described as James Bond in a Stephen King novel, THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE is the explosive first book in the Bullseye Series. Part spy thriller, part whodunit, this fast-paced novel introduces an exciting new hero, the intrepid, conspiratorial journalist, Jake Boxer.

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Mark Hosack is the author of THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE (Book 1: The Bullseye Series, nominated for the 2016 RT Source Award), and IDENTITY (Simon & Schuster). He also wrote on the web series SEQUESTERED for Sony Crackle, the screenplay for GIVE 'EM HELL, MALONE (Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames), and he both wrote and directed the award winning independent film PALE BLUE MOON. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a brood of gremlins who insist on calling him Dad.


The good spy is a fantastic read.  With a thrilling Plot and Fantastic characters it was hard to put down.   It is very well written and kept a good pace throughout.  

There were some great characters but ones that stood out was Jake Boxer.  Without giving too much away I was very invested in his story and how he was going to solve his problem. 
The audiobook was narrated by he author Mark Hosack.  I thought he did a fantastic job.  There was a great flow throughout the book.  A good character distinction through most of it.  

Overall it translated quite well into a audiobook and had a great sound quality.  While I have only listened to the audiobook,  nothing has seemed to be lost in translation and was very enjoyable.  

In the end it was a excellent read.  It was a fantastic start to the series and I cannot wait to find out what happens next in this series. I ended up giving this book a 4.5/5.

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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Mark Hosack. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A good kind of trouble- Audiobook tour

Author: Ellie Ashe

Narrator: Denice Stradling

Length: 11h 12m

Publisher: Ellie Ashe⎮2017

Genre: Romantic Mystery

Release date: Jan. 20, 2017


There's always trouble in Twin Rivers... Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud—or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge—and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions—stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed she’d see the sexy lawyer again. Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.

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USA Today best-selling author Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories—journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the "happily ever after" that so often is lacking in her day job.
When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on


Denice Stradling has a 25-year background in theatre, film, and television. After majoring in Humanities/Theatre in college, she went on to tour with a national theatre company, performing in more than 10 countries in 10 years, as well as directing and leading acting workshops. Audiobooks were a perfect fit to combine her acting skills and her lifelong love of reading. Denice made a foray into audiobook narration 10 years ago, first doing volunteer work for Learning Ally. Since then, she has worked for Penguin/Random-House, Bee Audio, Harper Audio, Blackstone Audio, Audible, and others. She is also a published writer, having written short fiction for WOMAN'S WORLD magazine, more than 200 greeting cards for various greeting card companies, and devotionals for Augsburg Press. She has also written a novel, which requires editing and publishing, … “and then my narration, when I can find the time!” Denice lives in the greater Los Angeles area with her husband, whom she met in her high school drama class—she played the heroine and he played the villain in the school's melodrama. Not your typical love story—but it's working!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Timekeeper- Audiobook tour

Author: Tara Sim

Narrator: Gary Furlong

Length: 8h 50m

Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release date: Feb. 14, 2017


Two o’clock was missing. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors. And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve. But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

Tara Sim is the author of Timekeeper (Sky Pony Press) and can typically be found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she’s not chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic, clocks, and explosives. Follow her on Twitter at @EachStarAWorld, and check out her website at

Gary Furlong grew up in Wexford, Ireland. Throughout his life he has worn many a hat: He has worked as a teacher in Niigata, Japan; a puppeteer in Prague; an improv artist in Memphis, Tennessee; and as a singer and actor all over Ireland. He started narrating audiobooks in late 2015 and hasn't looked back.
Gary made his acting debut in the musical Godspell as a student. Since then he has pursued acting both on the amateur and professional circuits. Notable roles include Tom Collins in Bare Cheek's production of Rent in 2010.
Over the course of his five years in Japan, he was an actor, director, and audio producer. It was during this time that he discovered his interest in audiobooks and voice-over. He now works full-time as an audiobook narrator and voice actor from his home in Ireland.


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Next Page Please (Review & Giveaway)
Mar. 21: Candid Ceillie (Review & Interview)
Gota Love Books (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)
Mar. 22: BookstacksAmber (Review)
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Lilly's Book World (Review)
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Mar. 25: Chapter Break (Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway)
Mar. 26: Dab of Darkness (Review) 
Blogger Nicole (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)
Mar. 27: The Madhouse (Review & Giveaway)  
Mar. 28: Rolo Polo Book Blog (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)  
Mar. 29: Mama Reads (Review & Guest Post)
Mar. 30: Novel Ink (Review)  
Mar. 31: Glorious Panic (Review & Giveaway)  
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My World In Words and Pages (Review & Giveaway)  
Apr. 5: Hall Ways (Review & Giveaway)
terriluvsbooks (Review & Interview)
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Apr. 7: Desert Rose Reviews (Review & Giveaway)
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