Friday, August 27, 2021

Fantasy Friday Presented by Sapphyria's Books ~ #Review of Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese ~ Written by Regan W.H. Macaulay @ReganWHMacaulay and Illustrated by Alex Zgud #Childrens #Fantasy @MirrorWorldPub

About Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese:

Beverlee Beaz, the brown Burmese, longs for adventure and has the powerful imagination to make it happen. On a lovely, but otherwise ordinary day, she seeks excitement among the forests and fields surrounding her home. The ordinary suddenly becomes extraordinary in the eyes of this wildly creative little brown cat.

Follow Beverlee on her adventure through the forest, over the hills… and into the world of her imagination!

My Review:

Beverlee Beaz has quite the imagination. She longs for adventure and as we walks along the areas around her home she has many exciting encounters. There is no end to her wild imagination. Children will love her romps through areas filled with kangaroos, dinosaurs, and magical creatures. The pages are illustrated with vibrant, fun pictures. The author and illustrator have done an excellent job bringing Beverlee and her adventures to life.

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Book Details:

Page Count: 48
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Tags: Fantasy, Imagination, Farm Animals
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Publish Date: April 17, 2019

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Paranormal Romance Review ~ The Traitor (Fire's Edge #5) by Abigail Owen @AOwenBooks #PNR @EntangledPub


ASIN: ‎ B0994C3FBH
Publisher: ‎ Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: ‎ August 16, 2021
Print Length: ‎ 380 pages
About the Book:

Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere.

And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience.

Hadyn Reece's future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons, because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear.

Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs.

My Review:

The Traitor is the fifth book in the Fire's Edge series by Abigail Owen and it packs a punch. 

Hadyn Reece has had a rough life and being raised as a human in the world of dragons adds to that layer. Fortunately she's been kept hidden from the prying eyes of the Alliance, safe from being snatched into their fated mate program. Except, her adopted parents are rogues, always on the run, seeking hiding places, and constantly looking over their shoulders. Then, they are found out, targeted, and taken, but only after securely hiding Hadyn and removing all traces of her existence.

Rune Abaddon is Hadyn's father's go-to in case he and her mother ever get captured. Reece is expected to follow the contingency plans they've had in place since taking in their deceased son's fated mate. Dragonless, Hadyn knows in order to save them, she must go to the one place she hopes to find Rune. And beg him for his help.

Hadyn and Rune are spectacular. I loved both of them as soon as I met them. They are both strong, take charge characters. Separately they were fantastic, together they are amazing. I love their dynamics, chemistry, and underlying issues that prevented their union from happening too fast. The slow-burn nature of their romance was perfectly paced and wonderful to experience as a reader.

This book is full of action, suspense, and romance. There are several storylines woven throughout the book and the author did a wonderful job threading them around Hadyn and Rune. I love the author's writing style - this isn't the first novel by Abigail Own I've read and she has become a top favorite.

I was provided a copy of this book to read.  

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Book Review ~ Tabitha Won't Sleep by David McLain @mclaindave ~ Illustrated by Felix Eddy ~ Children's Picture Book #Fantasy @MirrorWorldPub

Mirror World Publishing and Sapphyria's Book Promotions Present
the 1-week virtual book tour for Tabitha Won't Sleep.

About Tabitha Won't Sleep:

It’s eight bells, and Tabitha Winter doesn’t want to go to sleep.

“Well, it’s time to go to bed,” Mama Kitty says. “Come on, let’s put your pajamas on. Dad will read you a story.”

Tabitha Won’t Sleep is a beautifully illustrated picture book about a young kitten whose parents encourage her to believe that she can do anything she wants to, as long as she goes to sleep first. Children will love exploring the wonderful adventures Tabitha has in mind as she tries to avoid bedtime, and adults will love that in the end, everyone goes to sleep. Seriously, it's past eight-thirty. Lay down your head and close your eyes.

My Review:

Tabitha Won't Sleep is a wonderful children's book about a cat family whose kitten doesn't want to go to bed. There are too many things to do and places to go. I love the beautiful, vibrant illustrations and imagination that went into Tabitha's explorations. Every parent knows what it's like to have a child not want to go to bed and the creativity involved in finally getting them there. Children will love the colors, pictures, and adventures within Tabitha Won't Sleep. Parents will love the lessons within that aim to teach children that imagination is great but bedtime is even better.

I was provided a copy of this book to read. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Release Date: August 17, 2021
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing

Meet the Author:

David McLain is the author of the novels The Life of Thief, Dragonbait, and The Time Travellers Resort and Museum. His stories and poems have appeared in over two dozen magazines, including Harvard’s Dudley Review. He is an occasional contributor to the podcasts The History of England, and Geek Salad. He graduated from Purchase College, where he directed a production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. He lives in upstate New York.

Meet the Illustrator:

Felix Eddy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Alfred University. She has illustrated over two dozen books for children and young adults, including The Big Red Purse, Dinosaur Boogie, Barks Mulberry Socks*, K-9 Merlin-Police Dog Extraordinaire*, and The Bestiary Alphabet, which she also wrote. You can find out more about her art and embroidery at her website (* Bark's Mulberry Socks and K-9 Merlyn are both 2020 TAZ award winners.)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Paranormal Mystery Romance Review: Whispers of the Moon (The Underworld Series, Book 24) by H.P. Mallory


Book #24 in the epic bestselling Underworld Series from New York Times bestselling author, HP Mallory.

When Emma finds herself face to face with her father, a man she hasn’t seen since she was a girl, she’ll find her emotions all over the place. But when Emma realizes her father isn’t alone and that the Unseelie Fae, Black Annis, is by his side, she realizes things are about to go from bad to worse.

Meanwhile, Rowan is stuck at Kinloch Kirk where Nyx is busily trying to open a portal to Faery so Mathilda can be saved from certain death. Making the process even more difficult is the fact that everyone at Kinloch Kirk is under attack by the Vryloka. But, what Rowan isn’t betting on is the arrival of the two people she never thought she’d see together again.

Bryn and Sinjin return to Kinloch Kirk to find it under attack by the Vryloka. It’s an all-out war between the creatures of the sky and Laucian, Nyx, O’Rourke, and the others—each seeking to keep Rowan safe. And when Sinjin finds himself reunited with his daughter, it will be the most touching of moments.

With Morse by her side, Jolie decides to face the truth in what’s become of Rand. After being told countless horror stories from Bryn, Jolie decides the time has come to find out what’s true and what’s an exaggeration. However, when she finds herself face to face with Rand, she’s confused because it seems as though… he doesn’t see her? But how can that be possible?

Find out in the next episode of The Underworld Series!

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Publisher: ‎ Rain Press
Publication Date: ‎ July 30, 2021
Print Length: ‎ 217 pages

My Review:

Whispers of the Moon is the final book in the Underworld series and reading it was enjoyable and bittersweet. When we were re-introduced to the characters in a setting 10 years into the future I was happy to be back in the world of Jolie, Bryn and Sinjin, and the rest of the characters. Their lives were so different than when we left them in the final Bryn and Sinjin book. Now, Emma and Rowan are grown, Bryn and Sinjin are apart, Jolie is dead, and Rand has gone off the deep end. What used to be a tight knit group of people turned into everyone being scattered in the wind. 

HP Mallory did an amazing job w with all of the episodes in what became the Mists of Mayhem series. Whispers of the Moon was the epic conclusion the characters and the readers all deserved. The final book in the series is action-packed, fast-paced, and pulls the reader in effortlessly and keeps them engaged. Along the way through this fresh, new adventure we got to meet new characters, venture into new settings, and learn new things. The serial is engaging and the final book branches in several directions, eventually bringing everything back together. 

This series is amazing. I love that we were back in the world of Jolie Wilkins and we were able to see what they were up to 10 years after the end of the Bryn and Sinjin series. Each book draws you in and the endings keep you wanting more. 

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Paranormal Romance Review: Bone Voyage (Midlife Spirits #4.5) by H.P. Mallory


What a tangled web we weave when first we practice… to be possessed…

It’s my first Christmas in New Orleans, so you’d think I’d be in festive spirits…

Well, I might have been if not for the appearance of Peter MacGregor.

Having heard of my success in stopping the axeman by going back to 1919, Peter now wants me to solve the murder of his wife by going back to 1959.

And, you got it, going back in time means first going back to Guarda’s. If I never step foot on that woman’s property again, it will be too soon.

Never say never…

*Previously published as the Peyton Clark Series

(Please Note: Bone Voyage is a novella; thus, the length is shorter than the other books in the Midlife Spirits Series.)

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ASIN: ‎ B09B8VK867
Publisher: ‎ Rain Press
Publication Date: ‎ July 25, 2021
Print Length: ‎ 59 pages

My Review:

Bone Voyage is twisted, intense, shocking, and sad. Peter MacGregor learns about Peyton's abilities and when he discovers she was able to go back in time to stop the Axeman, he seeks her out. His wife was murdered in 1959 and Peter requests Peyton's help in finding out who took her life. 

I love Peyton. She's fun, interesting, and a wonderful character. She's learning more about her abilities but it's not all wine and roses. In fact, the story told in this novella is devastating. As she dances around in the past, Peyton uncovers information about Guarda that increases her character's creep factor and brings a lot of elements into focus.

I found this novella completely engaging, fast paced, and I couldn't put it down. I'm excited to read the next book.

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

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