Saturday, May 30, 2015
Sworn To Conflict is the third novel in the Courtlight series. This book is $2.99 for the kindle. Addicting! When we left Ciardis in Sworn to Transfer, she'd just helped defeat the army of shadows and personally destroyed the Shadow Mage. When Ciardis picked up a strange silver bar the Shadow Mage dropped, she was instantly transported to the frontlines of the war in the north. Ciardis is now dealing with the cold, the snow, the army, chimeras, frost giants, and more strange and deadly Kith from legend. Ciardis is also dealing with secrets that the general is keeping from her and Sebastian. What is the war in the north really about, and who is the true villain? Another great adventure. Very highly recommended.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Sworn To Transfer is the second novel in the Courtlight series. This one is 99 cents. I'm hooked on this series. Ciardis has saved prince Sebastian's life multiple times by now. The Companions' Guild and the Emperor think they need to be separated for a while. When Ciardis is sent to the Ameles forest to try and solve the Kith murders, she discovers another Weathervane. Who is this stranger who isn't supposed to exist? More adventures, intrigue and magic, along with some serious villains. Very highly recommended.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sworn To Raise is the first novel in the Courtlight series. This book is free for the kindle. Ciardis Vane is an orphan. She managed to make it to seventeen with hard work and luck. Ciardis does laundry for a living now. It barely pays for her room and board, but it's what she knows best. Ciardis is destined for better things. She just doesn't know it yet. She's about to find out. This is a great adventure. From washer woman to companion, mage, and the friend and confident of Prince Sebastian, heir to the throne. I've already started book two. Highly recommended.
Bound by a Dragon is the first novel in the Dragon Archives series. This book is free for the kindle. Keira Carver is 22 and still single. She's an old maid by village standards. She's waiting for the right man, but it could be a long wait in her village. Keira is the only villager who doesn't fear the dragon who has been flying over the area lately. She actually enjoys watching it soar through the air. Then one day a stranger named Aaron Drake came to market. He actually flirted with Keira. The problem was Drake lived in Storbrook Castle, and it was known to be near the lair of dragons. Little did Keira know how her fate and that of the dragon were joined. This is a good story. I like the author's take on dragons. Highly recommended.
Alpha is the first novel in the Code Breakers series. This book is free for the kindle. It's the year 2153 and Gerry Cardle has just won the lottery. The trouble is the winners of this lottery have to die to maintain the proper population density. Gerry is not happy. Especially since Gerry is in charge of the algorithm for picking lottery winners, and he's supposed to be exempt. Gerry is about to find out there's more to modern society than he realized. Gerry is about to go off the grid. This is a good science fiction story about yet another dystopian future. Think a combination of Mad Max and Oblivion. It's not great but worth reading, and it's free. Highly recommended.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A Distant Sun is a short science fiction space opera. It was free when I downloaded it. It's now 99 cents. Alynna is carrying the key to the survival of her entire race back to her homeworld. Someone wants her mission to fail. This story is short but good. Too bad they started charging for it. Recommended.
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Cypher is the first novel in the Guardians Incorporated series. This book is free for the kindle. Thomas Byrne just moved in with his Grandpa Morgan in Carlsbad California. Thomas' parents disappeared, along with their whole ship, while on a cruise. Thomas' Grandpa was his closest relative. What Thomas and Morgan didn't know is that they were special. Guardians Incorporated has been around for thousands of years, using one name or another. When Thomas and his grandpa can successfully read a job ad that the Guardians place in the paper, they're recruited. Fighting monsters and trying to save the world wasn't in their initial job description, but it eventually becomes part of the deal. This is a young adult book, but still interesting. There's lots of action, and an extra bonus if you're a Lovecraft fan. Highly recommended.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
A Date with Fate is the first novel in the Adventures of Anabel Axelrod series. This book is free for the kindle. Anabel Axelrod has many good qualities. She's an independent woman who owns her own business. She's a good friend and sister. This book about Anabel's adventures is funny and suspenseful at times. It's also one of those books where you learn the signs of impending introspection overload and start skimming. I did that a lot. However, for all of Anabel's good qualities, she's also a slut. I almost stopped reading this book after the first chapter. It's all about her playing out her rape fantasy. The ending made me wish I had quit after that first chapter. This story had a lot of potential, but didn't provide what I want in a book. Not recommended.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
King's Folly is the second novel in the Legends of Fyrsta series. It's not free, but worth paying for. Unfortunately the third book isn't out yet. As A Thread in the Tangle ends, Isiilde, her new bonded Marsais, her father Oenghus, and three warriors of the blessed order, Acacia, Lucas, and Rivan, have just walked through a portal into a swarm of reapers. It just gets more interesting from there. They have no idea where they are and how far they'll have to travel to thwart the plans of the new bloodmagi Archlord Tharios. They meet new friends and make new enemies along the way, but they stick to the course. They're focused on stopping the evil that Tharois is planning. This is a great story. Very highly recommended. Now to wait for book three.