Tag: magic

May 06
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Spirit by Shauna Granger

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Spirit by Shauna Granger

Today I have an excerpt and giveaway from the 5th book in the elemental series by Shauna Granger. I have read this series from the beginning and I really love it, so I am excited to share the 5th book, Spirit with you! Title:Spirit Series: Book Five in the Elemental Series Author: Shauna Granger Publisher: Self-Published Release date: April 30, 2013 Genre:Urban Fantasy Age Group: Young Adult/New Adult Book Description: Always careful to watch out for others, Shayna put too much trust her abilities to keep herself safe and has been cut down by crazed man. Now she is trapped in the land of the dead, watching as her two best friends suffer the consequences of her death; their powers are fading and soon they will too. Shayna is desperate to return to the land of the living to save them from a similar, cold fate. To save her friends Shayna must turn away from the Light and, in doing so, sacrifice her wings. But the longer Shayna stays among… Read more »

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Mar 26
{Review+Giveaway} Altered Souls by Karice Bolton

{Review+Giveaway} Altered Souls by Karice Bolton

  Welcome to my stop on the Witch Avenue series blog tour    Tour organized by:AToMR Tours Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour   Today I have a review of the second book in the series, Altered Souls    Want to see what I thought of book 1 of the series, Lonely Souls? Read my review HERE (You can get Lonely Souls for FREE on amazon kindle right now)        Altered Souls by Karice Bolton Published:  October 28th 2012 by Bulldog Press Series: Witch Avenue Series #2 Age Group: New Adult Genre: Paranormal Romance    Summary: The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past.   Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities.   With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person… Read more »

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Mar 09
{Book Review} Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

{Book Review} Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

Check out where Diary Jane Austen started with my review of Austentatious Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight Paperback, 320 pages Published January 29th 2013 by Kensington Age group: adult Series: Jane Austen #2 Source: ARC from Author   Summary: Steamy, funky, and thoroughly modern, Austin, Texas isn’t much like the gardened country estates of Jane Austen’s work. But there might be a few similarities in its inhabitants… Cate Kendall is no stranger to daydreams of brooding men and fancy parties—after all, she teaches one of her beloved Jane Austen novels in her English classes every year. But as for romance or adventure in her own life, the highlight of most weeks is Scrabble with her cute coworker, Ethan, and he draws the line at witty banter. But Cate is ready for a change. When she finds a mysterious journal that seems to have a link to the soul of the great Jane Austen herself, she knows it’s her chance. And she grabs on with both hands… Before she knows it, Cate has… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Book Review} First Frost by Liz DeJesus

{Book Review} First Frost by Liz DeJesus

First Frost by Liz DeJesus ebook, 274 pages Published June 22nd 2012 by Musa Publishing Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from author Series: First Frost #1   Summary:  Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong. For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.” Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel… Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist. She’s about to find out how wrong she is. I think it’s fairy tale week at Book Briefs, because here is another fairy tale… Read more »

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Jan 27
{Book Review} Five by Christie Rich

{Book Review} Five by Christie Rich

Five by Christie Rich Kindle Edition, 314 pages Published August 10th 2011 Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from Author Series: Elemental Enmity #1 Summary:  Rayla Tate’s life is about to turn vertical…again. As if it wasn’t bad enough her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances leaving Rayla to be raised by her aunt in a horrendously small town. Her overprotective guardian is determined to ruin Rayla’s life. She refuses to let Rayla out of her sight or out of the state. Provincial living might be what her aunt demands of her purposely sheltered niece; but, Rayla has other ideas. In a desperate attempt to follow her dreams she flees the safety of her home and runs away to college with her best friend toward a bright future in the art world. However, excitement over her newfound freedom turns into terror when she is chased by a mysterious stranger on her way to school. When his motorcycle suddenly morphs into a fire-breathing pegasus, Rayla questions her sanity. Worse, the man riding next to her… Read more »

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Dec 26
{Review+G!veaway} Elemental Explosions by Kailin Gow

{Review+G!veaway} Elemental Explosions by Kailin Gow

Welcome to my stop on the Alchemists Academy blog tour!Check out the full Tour Schedule Check out my review of the first book, Stones to Ashes HERE Elemental Explosions by Kailin Gow220 pagesPublished: July 25, 2011 by the EdgeAge Group: MG/Young YASource: ecopy from publisherSeries: The Alchemists Academy #2 Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble Summary: A new student has entered The Alchemists Academy, and he brings with him an explosive power that threatens the Academy and the legend of Merlin. Wirt thought he was the only bad boy at the Academy, but he was wrong. Not only is Roland Black worse than Wirt, but a new teacher had replaced one of their beloved teachers, and she has more planned for Wirt and his friends than just lesson plans. Alana, his crush has grown prettier, and now he is rivals for her attention with not only his best friend Spencer, but newcomer Roland, as well. On top of that, it is their second year, and the year where all the students must pass a… Read more »

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Dec 19
{Review} Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland

{Review} Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland

Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland ebook, 300 pages Published October 10th 2012 by Catapult Press Age Group: YA  Source: ecopy from author Series: Diamond Peak #1 Buy this Book: Amazon /UK Kindle Store / Kobo Store / Smashwords / Apple ibook store / Barnes and Noble Summary:  If last night was real, Ariel should be dead. She’s not, but her mother has disappeared, there are bruises on her neck and the hideous beast in the photo looks frighteningly familiar. You can’t send police into a tunnel that doesn’t exist after a villain they can’t see, so when shadow demons kidnap her mother, Ariel has to mount the rescue mission herself.  Hot on the trail, she enters a hidden layer of reality only to find that the demons are hunting her, and they feed on fear. Ariel must defeat them before they kill her and enslave her mother. But how do you kill terrifying demons when your fear makes them stronger?A quirky old guide teaches her how to locate and unleash her inner power, and while battling hallucinogenic mist, treacherous terrain, murderous earth spirits and… Read more »

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Dec 18
{Review+G!veaway} Stones to Ashes by Kailin Gow

{Review+G!veaway} Stones to Ashes by Kailin Gow

Welcome to my stop on the Alchemists Academy blog tour!Check out the full Tour Schedule Stones to Ashes by Kailin Gow198 pagesPublished: January 7, 2011 by the EdgeAge Group: YA/Young YASource: ecopy from publisherSeries: The Alchemists Academy #1 Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble Summary: What do you learn here…at the Academy? Wirt asks. Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly? Uh…something like that, his roommate Spencer said. More like how to rule worlds. Wirt, is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he s in a school he can t escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities, for what use, he doesn’t know…to save his world or to destroy it… I love magic books. Mostly because there is just so much you can do with them. Stones to Ashes is a promising start to the Alchemists Academy series. I found it to be a younger YA book than most I have read lately. The romance was very… Read more »

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Dec 15
{Sound Track+G!veaway} Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford

{Sound Track+G!veaway} Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford

I love everything about the idea of the Spellbound series. I love the covers, I love the premise. I CANNOT WAIT to read it. I get home on the 17th and this is in my holiday TBR pile! 🙂  Check out what the series is all about and then enter the cool giveaway.  Spellbound Book 1: Entangled – February 20th 2012 Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good. Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13494086-entangled Spellbound Book 2: Duplicity – March 20th 2012 If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin… Read more »

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Dec 11
{ARC Review+G!veaway} Fire by Shauna Granger

{ARC Review+G!veaway} Fire by Shauna Granger

Welcome to my stop on the Fire blog tour Check out the rest of the stops HERE I love this series. Check out my reviews of the first three books 1. Earth 2. Air 3. Water 4. Fire Fire by Shauna GrangerExpected publication: December 18th 2012Age Group: YASource: eARC from AuthorSeries: Elemental Series #4Summary:  Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.  They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home.  Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna’s mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna’s attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven’s insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences. In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees… Read more »

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