#BlogTour #Review The Leven Casket: Charlie and Rosie’s magical adventures book 1 by Joanna Larum @jolarum @books_n_all

Title: The Leven Casket: Charlie and Rosie’s Magical Adventures Book 1 by Joanna Larum

Date Published: 14th October 2019

Genre: Children’s fiction

Description:

In pre-historic times, all the evil in the world was imprisoned in a Casket and buried deep underground. Two families promised to provide Keepers for the Casket through the ages, to ensure that the evil didn’t escape to wreak havoc in the world. In our time, those Keepers are Charlie and Rosie and the Evil Ones are escaping! What do Charlie and Rosie have to do to prevent evil taking over the world? They are helped and occasionally hindered by a huge dragon and a beautiful Elf but someone will have to pay the price for keeping our world safe.

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Review:

Thank you to Jill Burkinshaw for inviting me on this tour and Joanna Larum for providing me with a copy of the book.

This is not my usual kind of book but I enjoy a bit of magic so I thought I’d give it a go!

Charlie and Rosie are just normal kids until one day when Charlie, running late for school runs into a strange woman who gives him a cube that he must protect. He finds out that he is the keeper of the casket, an ancient jail that houses the most evil creatures on the planet.

The Leven Casket is a fabulous adventure for children, full of magic, mayhem and plenty of peril.

Charlie and Rosie are terrific characters who compliment each other well, Rosie being brave and smart, Charlie, who’s just as brave and smart but a little more cautious.

I loved Apertaxus the dragon or Taxus for short, because well, who doesn’t love a talking dragon?  Anyway, he’s a little grumpy, a little sassy but he’s got a big heart. 

I did feel like the story was a little rushed in places but of course that’s just my opinion.

The Leven Casket great little adventure and a good start to this magical series.

About The Author:

I only went to school to learn to read. At age 6, I decided I COULD read and promptly left, by the school gate, the same gate which my mother marched me back through 10jo minutes later. So I had to spend the next 12 years at school, learning lots of different things, none of which lived up to the excitement of reading. Wanting to be a writer was a natural progression, because there is nothing as exciting as inventing the story yourself. But it’s taken over 50 years before I dared to present my stories for other people to read. So, here they are! I’ll just creep behind the sofa.

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#BlogTour #Excerpt Sword of Betrayal by Robert Evert @btwnthelinespub @RRBookTours1 @Shanannigans81 #SwordofBetrayal #Fantasy #EpicFantasy

Welcome to the blog tour for Sword of Betrayal by Epic Fantasy author, Robert Evert! Read on for details, an excerpt from the book, and a chance to win a digital copy for yourself (open internationally)! But first a little about the book:

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Title: Sword of Betrayal by Robert Evert

Publication Date: 17th September 2019

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Publisher: Between the Lines

Description:

Edris’s lay-about life of privilege ends abruptly when his father, Lord Elros, announces that his adolescent son will enter the military in the spring. Edris has only six months to ready himself to serve a king who despises his family and will undoubtedly make his life beyond miserable.

To prepare him, Lord Elros puts Edris through a brutal training regime. Not only does he demand Edris beat every man with whom he spars, but he also insists his son knock them unconscious—even if that means fighting dirty.

About to crack under the relentless pressure, the sensitive Edris seeks a way to get out from under his father’s heavy thumb. A solution presents itself when an announcement for the latest Kings’ Quest arrives. According to the royal proclamation, the adventurer who finds the fabled Sword of Betrayal will win one thousand gold pieces, money Edris could use to start his own life with the woman he loves.

Edris proposes to undertake the quest in order to get in better shape; however, Lord Elros has another idea—Edris will undertake the quest so he can get close to, and kill, the king’s son.

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Excerpt:

Kriton charged him, swinging a big right hand at Edris’s jaw.

Edris easily slipped under the blow. With Kriton’s defenses dropping, he could’ve countered, but decided against it.

Kriton shot a flurry of jabs at Edris’s nose. Weaving to the left, then the right, Edris dodged them all.

Several people booed.

Come on!” one of them yelled. “This ain’t no dance! Fight!”

Kriton threw another powerful right at Edris’s head. Again, Edris dodged the blow. He then slipped a left jab into Kriton’s forehead. It wasn’t hard and Kriton knew it.

You laying back?” Kriton hollered, furious. “You think you can lay back with me? I can take anything you got.”

Faking a left to Edris’s chin, Kriton kneed him in the groin. Edris doubled over, clutching himself. The referee attempted to get in between the two fighters, but Kriton shoved him away. He pummeled Edris’s head, then sent uppercuts into his unprotected face.

How’s that, Eddie?” Kriton asked as he battered Edris mercilessly. “Where’s your father now? The drunken whore-chaser!”

For a chance to win a digital copy of the book, click the link below to enter!

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About the Author

By day, Robert Evert is an old and decrepit university professor who teaches hordes of smelly college students who rarely deign to look up from their damned phones to pay attention to theAuthor Pic (11) many brilliant and exciting things he has to say in class. By night, he is an aspiring writer.

Once young and idealistic and built like a skinny Norwegian god, Robert has been beaten down by time, pointless faculty meetings, and hundreds of students who repeatedly come up to him and ask: “I wasn’t in class last week. Did I miss anything?” He is now a shell of a man who sits in his darkened office sobbing while he waits patiently for Ragnarök.

When Robert isn’t daydreaming about walking through the streets of Bree or sitting in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, he writes fantasy stories which he reads to the critical acclaim of his two dogs and three cats.

His wife wants him to stop grumbling to himself and finish doing the dishes.

Robert Evert: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6925118.Robert_Evert?from_search=true

Other Books by Robert Evert: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17339738-riddle-in-stone

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October 7th

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October 8th

On the Shelf Reviews (Spotlight) https://ontheshelfreviews.wordpress.com

The Bookish Mrs. Harding (Review) http://thebookishmrsharding.home.blog

My Bookish Bliss (Review) http://www.mybookishbliss.com

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Didi Oviatt (Spotlight) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

I Love Books and Stuff (Spotlight) https://ilovebooksandstuffblog.wordpress.com

Tsarina Press (Spotlight) https://www.tsarinapress.com

October 10th

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Interview) http://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com

Jessica Belmont (Review) https://jessicabelmont.wordpress.com/

Breakeven Books (Spotlight) https://breakevenbooks.com

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Sophril Reads (Spotlight) http://sophrilreads.wordpress.com

The Reading Chemist (Spotlight) https://thereadingchemist.com/

Port Jerricho (Review) http://www.aislynndmerricksson.com

The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow @AlixEHarrow @orbitbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #TenThousandDoors

Title: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Publisher: Orbit

Date Published: 12th September 2019

Genre: Historical Fiction

Description:

EVERY STORY OPENS A DOOR

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored and utterly out of place.

But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page reveals more impossible truths about the world, and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

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Review:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is beautifully written historical novel, with an almost poetic feel to it.

January is a compelling character who finds it hard to fit in, which I think a lot of people can relate to. She has a bit of a wild, untameable, personality but on the other side of that she’s lonely and has a need to be accepted and loved.

I can really tell that the author has put so much research into this novel, it’s really underpinned with real historical events to give it that air of realism to the fantastical events through the novel.

What I would advise when reading is patience. It’s very much a slow burn, slow build novel that you have to immerse yourself in and not something you can rush through.

I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a nod to classical fiction and fairy tales.

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About The Author:

Alix E. Harrow is an ex-historian with lots of opinions and excessive library fines, currently livingclone tag: 4321375644802703302 in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral children. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is her debut novel. Find her on Twitter at @AlixEHarrow.

#BlogTour #Promo Faeries of Saizia by Tonya L Chaves @cricketsnow @rararesources

Hello lovelies and welcome to my spot on the Faeries of Saizia blog tour organised by Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources.

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Title: Faeries of Saizia by Tonya L Chaves

Publisher: Lulu Press

Date Published: 5th February 2019

Genre: Fantasy

Description:

Zäria and Avery, two teenage faeries seeking adventure, get more than they bargained for when they start spying on the elves of Eerie Hollow. They discover why the elves are making delectable chocolates in the forest only to be captured by their adversary, Thordon who threatens them into taking on a quest. They run into more trouble while crossing through The Perilous Forest when they meet a witch with her own agenda. Their only hope is to locate an ancient faerie sanctuary they’ve only heard of in legend. Secrets are revealed about Zäria’s parents, which leaves her conflicted and forced to make some tough choices. Just when the fae think their troubles are over, the kingdom of Saizia is in danger of being destroyed. Will Zäria and Avery be able to get help on time? How will they defeat the evil Thordon? Inspired by the author’s children, Faeries of Saizia is a unique story that will instill a love for reading, love for nature, and belief in life’s endless possibilities.

Purchase Links

Lulu Press: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tonya-l-chaves/faeries-of-saizia/paperback/product-23974071.html

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Faeries-Saizia-Tonya-L-Chaves-ebook/dp/B07JQ2D7JP/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Faeries-Saizia-Tonya-L-Chaves-ebook/dp/B07JQ2D7JP/

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About The Author:

Tonya is from a small town in the Central Valley of California. She studied early childhood Faeries - Tonya Chaveseducation and worked in daycare and preschool for a few years until having children of her own. During a brief time of being a stay at home mom, she picked up the hobby of quilting which she still enjoys today. For the past fourteen years, Tonya has been working in the insurance industry as a licensed agent. While juggling a full-time job, being a wife and mother of three, quilting, and crafting, she somehow managed to write a book; adding author to her collection of titles. Faeries of Saizia is her first published work.

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#Ultimateblogtour #Review The Written by Ben Galley @BenGalley #TheWriteReads #TheWritten

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Title: The Written (The Emaneska series 1) by Ben Galley

Date Published: 1st December 2010

Genre: Fantasy

Description:

His name is Farden.
They whisper that he’s dangerous.
Dangerous is only the half of it.

Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council is running out of time and options.

Entangled in a web of lies and politics and dragged halfway across icy Emaneska and back, Farden must unearth a secret even he doesn’t want to know, a secret that will shake the foundations of his world. Dragons, drugs, magick, death, and the deepest of betrayals await.

Welcome to Emaneska.

https://www.amazon.com/Written-Special-Emaneska-Ben-Galley/dp/0956770010/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+written&qid=1555334839&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Review:

As with my last review I said I wanted to read more fantasy, so I ended up reading two in the space of a week lol!

I want to thank the Write Reads Tours for inviting me on this blog tour and providing me with a copy of The Written in exchange for an honest review.

Farden is a member of The Written, an elite group of magicians. When a book of dark magic is stolen from a group of scholars, it brings Emaneska to the brink of war. Farden is tasked with finding who is behind it. But who can he trust?

Goodness me, The Written is a rip roaring adventure, full of magic, mayhem and talking dragons!

I feel like it’s a real balancing act with the start of a fantasy series, getting the right amount of world building coupled with introduction of characters and leaving enough unanswered questions or storyline threads for the next novel. Ben Galley manages this so well with The Written. It’s jam packed with vivid imagery, great world building and action that I really enjoyed.

My favourite aspect was of course the talking dragons. I love dragons in general, but the way they were written was a new an interesting way, at least to me. Each dragon has their rider, a siren, and they have an unbreakable bond which I thought was kind of sweet.

Now, the main character Farden is not all that likeable. He has a cocky attitude and lone wolf mentality but I think the author explain why he is the way he is well and I still ended up wanting to succeed and actually liking him a bit.

A little warning for those of you who don’t enjoy swearing, drug usage, blood or violence this may not be the novel for you. I personally had no problem with it as it wasn’t too overdone.

I have to be honest there was a bit of predictability with the story, I sussed the bad guy out quite early on, which meant for me certain parts of the story dragged a little, especially near the end but of course that’s just my opinion.

This is such a good start to a series and I’d recommend this to anyone who loves action packed adventures, even if you’re not a fan of fantasy novels.

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About The Author:

Ben Galley is an author of dark and epic fantasy books who currently hails from Victoria, written tour ben galleyCanada. Since publishing his debut The Written in 2010, Ben has released a range of award-winning fantasy novels, including the weird western Bloodrush and the epic standalone The Heart of Stone. He is also the author of the brand new Chasing Graves Trilogy.

 

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#BlogTour #Review The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson @rogersonsm @rararesources #Fantasy

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Title: The Lost Sentinel (Silent Seas Chronicles 1) by Suzanne Rogerson

Date Published: 16th June 2017

Genre: Fantasy

Description:

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel.

The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains.

Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic but when her father’s old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains she must leave her old life behind.

On the journey, an attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He entrusts her into the care of the exiles and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession.

Struggling with self doubt, Tei joins the exiles search for the new Sentinel who is the only person capable of restoring the fading magic. But mysterious Masked Riders are hunting the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out.

Against mounting odds it will take friendship, heartache and sacrifice for the exiles to succeed in their quest, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic?

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Review:

I want to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on this tour and providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

So I said to myself this year, I wanted to read a little more fantasy, it’s a genre that I keep meaning to read more of. The blurb of The Lost Sentinel, the first of the Silent Seas Chronicles, really intrigued me and I love anything that contains magic so I thought I’d give it a go!

Tei is a tailor’s daughter, living an ordinary life, hiding her magic as it is feared and blamed for all that goes wrong on the island of Kalaya, until the day her powers are discovered and she is forced to run.

Forced into hiding by the Assembly and their Masked Riders, Tei hides in the mountains with the other exiles. She is soon tasked with finding the lost Sentinel who will restore magic back to the island. Is Tei ready for such a challenge?

The Lost Sentinel is a fantasy quest that combines moral questions with magic and imagination to create a compelling read.

There is some great world building and description in the story, I enjoyed learning about the rules and intricacies of Kalaya. There’s also a number of different viewpoints throughout the story which I think really added to the overall story, showing Kalaya from different perspectives, so you really got the sense of the place and the people within it.

There are some interesting characters throughout. It centres round Tei, Brogan a farmer forced to become a part of the Assembly after the death of his father and Captain Farrell, who is look for a place for his displaced people. Tei is headstrong and more than a little stubborn which gets her in trouble a fair bit but you just can’t help rooting for her. I did feel like at times her character wasn’t as strong in comparison to Brogan and Captain Farrell but I feel like it leaves it open for her to grow more in the next novels.

So as this is the first book, it’s setting up for the next books in the series, which it does well but at times I felt the pacing was a little off, sometimes it meandered along, other times it went a breakneck speed but of course that’s just my opinion.

If you love fantasy with intricate world building and a good old fashioned quest at its core then I think this is a book you would really enjoy.

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About The Author:

Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her hugely encouraging husband and two children.

She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late author photo 2018 (2)teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave her the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.

Suzanne loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden, and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.

She collects books, loves going for walks and picnics with the children and sharing with them her love of nature and photography.

Suzanne is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles. But most of all she likes to escape with a great film, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.

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Breaking News…. The Sentinel’s Alliance, book 3 of Silent Sea Chronicles is now available on pre-order.

Can new alliances save the islands of the Silent Sea from the murderers stalking their shores?

As the island of Kalaya and its people recover from civil war, a new threat surfaces. Invaders from the island of Elkena hunt the seas, butchering those who possess magic. Their scar-faced captain seeks the Fire Mage who it has been foretold will kill him and Tei and her people are in his warpath.

Tei and a band of Kalayans travel to Stone Haven, the home of their new allies, planning to restore magic to the dead island. But the Stone Haven Council have abhorred magic since their people were massacred by Elkenan invaders twenty years before. Commander Farrell must persuade his people to accept magic again, but his plans expose them to their biggest fear and he risks leading Tei and her people into danger, and jeopardising the safety of both their islands.

Under Farrell’s guidance treaties are forged, but is the newly formed Silent Sea Alliance enough to defeat the invaders and stop their bloodthirsty quest to destroy magic forever?

The Sentinel’s Alliance is the final book in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

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#BlogTour #Giveaway Q&A Thread of Hope by Rachel J Bonner @rararesources @racheljbonner1

Hello lovelies! Today I have an exclusive Q&A with author Rachel J Bonner and giveaway (see bottom of the post) but first a little about the book:

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Title: Thread of Hope (choices and consequences book 2) by Rachel J Bonner

Date Published: 2nd May 2019

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Description:

What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?

Is honesty always the best policy?

Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may…

Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?

Purchase Links:

Amazon Kindle – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NBH7J2T

Google Play –
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_J_Bonner_Thread_of_Hope?id=bMCSDwAAQBAJ

Other ebook retailers – https://books2read.com/threadofhope

Q&A with Rachel J Bonner:

Can you tell me a little bit about your book?

The series is a romance, a fantasy set far in our future after the world has been decimated by a range of cataclysmic events, and some people have developed mental powers. In Strand of Faith, the first book in the series, a monk and a girl fall in love, but they both have compelling reasons to stay apart – and they make different decisions. In Thread of Hope they start to face up to the consequences of those decisions – without knowing that their actions and history will generate further world shattering consequences.

If my husband saw a book described as romance and fantasy he wouldn’t read it, but he’s really enjoyed it. He describes it as interesting characters with damaged lives finding a place in a loving and caring community.


Where did the inspiration for your book come from?

I dreamt a scene which is now towards the end of Strand of Faith. It made such an impact on me that I had to work out what led up to it, and what would come next. And then the characters took over and it turned from what I thought was one book into a series.


If you could describe your book in one sentence what would it be?

Ultimately it’s about people discovering their place in the world, lost and broken people finding love, healing, hope and redemption.

What is a typical writing day like for you?

There’s no such thing as a typical day! I work from home and juggle a range of jobs (see below!). I’ll normally aim to be at my desk working on something from about 9am to around 5pm, with a break for lunch. But that’s just an aim, and it’s very flexible; I might be out meeting a client, or something connected with voluntary work, or doing something domestic. And my husband and I try to take time out together each week, although we don’t always manage it.

If I am at my desk, I might be writing, or working on marketing and promotion. Or I could be working on one of my other contracts. Often the day will be a mixture of both, and I’ll try to make time for exercise as well. If I am writing, whether a first draft, rewrite or editing, I’ll get totally lost in it. Everything else will go by the board.

If you could recommend just one book to read what would it be and why?

The Bible (in a modern translation). Or is that cheating because it’s really 66 books? You can find almost every genre in there – romance, erotica, war, thriller, mystery, murder, suspense, psychological drama, family sagas…


Who are your favouriteauthors?

I have quite a list – some of my favourites include Neil Gaiman, Terry Prachett (Discworld), Jodi Picoult, Annette Marie (urban fantasy), Jodi Taylor (Chronicles of St Mary’s), Sarah Woodbury (After Cilmeri time travel fiction), Trisha Ashley (romance), Diane Gabaldon (Outlander), Anne McCaffery (Dragonrider series). But there are many, many more.

Is writing your only job? If not, what is your other job?

I have a whole range of ‘other jobs’ and it’s usually a juggling act between them all.

I’m a trustee at our local youth theatre, which is about reaching disabled, disadvantaged and minority group young people through theatre. I’m a financial adviser to a genealogical charity, and I’m very much involved at our local church, where I manage the sound system.

I’m also a freelance financial modeller and small business consultant and a qualified accountant. I run my own business, which means that some weeks I’m up to my eyebrows in work. I aim to work half time on average which is what gives me the flexibility both to write and to do voluntary work.


Tell me something interesting about yourself (that’s not in your author bio!)

I’ve got a master’s degree in civil engineering (that bit is in my bio), and during that course I studied for a year at Pennsylvania State University.We spent some time travelling in the local area, and I think the countryside and the Amish culture are definite influences on the Choices and Consequences series.


What are you currently working on?

Now Thread of Hope is out in the world, I’m working on the third book in the series, Weave of Love. That’s due for publication at the beginning of October, so it’s in the rewrite stage before going to my editor in a few weeks. Book 4, Cloth of Grace, which will be out next February, is in much the same place.

But I’ve also got a new book idea on the go fantasy romance again, but this time with angels – which is competing for my time, and a non-fiction book based on letters to my great grandfather…

Also as a special bonus the first in the series Strand of Faith will be on sale from the 2nd to 9th May.

Here’s a little about Strand of Faith:

A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.

When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?

In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.

After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him?

Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged?

Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?

Strand of Faith Purchase Links:

Strand of Faith Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GKZT8LF/

Strand of Faith Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_J_Bonner_Strand_of_Faith?id=bQyBDwAAQBAJ

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About The Author:

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance. Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.

When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club. Target shooting only, honest. Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary. It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Website: http://www.racheljbonner.co.uk/

Blog: http://www.racheljbonner.co.uk/blogofweek.html

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Giveaway to Win Signed copies of both Strand of Faith and Thread of Hope, plus bookmarks and business cards that match each book, and one of the Holding Crosses that the monks and nuns have.  (Open INT)

Thread of Hope Giveaway Prize

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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