The Pen Thief and the Chamber of Power by Tasha Madison

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER by Tasha Madison Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER (The Pen Thief Series #2)

Author: Tasha Madison

Pub. Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: Author Academy Elite

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 232

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Chosen to Protect. Destined to Defend.

Arnie Schmidt has survived high school bullying and crushing heartbreak. Now, he must confront his deepest fear … the truth about his mysterious powers that may change his life and future forever.

Meanwhile, brutal forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on destroying him. To defeat them, Arnie must find the strength to trust himself and those closest to him while undertaking a desperate quest to distinguish fact from fiction.

Deep in the archives of the Fellowship of Guardians-where long-awaited answers slumber-Arnie gains the insight he needs to navigate the unknown. But, the improbable thrusts him into a labyrinth of secrets, unexpected adventures, and a fight to escape an imminent danger. As his world shatters, he must delve into the depths of his power and encourage the abilities of others if he is going to conquer old wounds long enough to survive.

Can Arnie embrace his destiny before ancient shadows ruin the promise of a hidden prophecy?


Haven’t started the PEN THIEF Series yet? Grab Book 1, The Pen Thief and the Orbit of Uncertainty now!

 

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About Tasha Madison:

TASHA MADISON is an award-winning author, speaker, and coach who helps those overwhelmed by life’s challenges, disappointments, and traumas to harness their strengths so they can gain clarity on how to conquer their fears, achieve their goals, and live their best life. In the past twenty years, she has helped countless people to become the hero of their own lives with customized programming tailored to maximize transformational results.

Some Professional Accomplishments:

  • CEO of Hero Academy, LLC
  • Creator of the Hero Blueprint©
  • Earned a Juris Doctor in Business Law, an MBA, and a BA in Communication
  • Earned a Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar
  • Published Global Award-winning Author
  • Editing Ninja
  • International Speaker on Leadership, Mindset, Personal Growth, and Authorship
  • Selected by Yahoo! Finance as one of the Top 5 Female Mindset Coaches Transforming Lives in 2021

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER & a swag box, US Only.

1 winner will receive an eBook of THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER & a digital swag box, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/6/2022

Lady Hawkeye

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6/6/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

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6/7/2022

BookHounds YA

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6/7/2022

Ya Books Central

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6/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

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6/8/2022

The Momma Spot

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6/9/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

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6/9/2022

Jenguerdy

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6/10/2022

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6/10/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

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Week Two:

6/13/2022

More Books Please blog

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6/13/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

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6/14/2022

Review Thick And Thin

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6/14/2022

Fire and Ice

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6/15/2022

Living in a Bookworld

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6/15/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

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6/16/2022

popthebutterfly

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6/16/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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6/17/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

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6/17/2022

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Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Pen Thief and the Chamber of Power

Author: Tasha Madison

Book Series: The Pen Thief Book 2

Rating: 3/5

Recommended For…: young adult readers, fantasy

Publication Date: June 7, 2022

Genre: YA Fantasy

Age Relevance: 12+ (violence, gore, bullying)

Explanation of Above: There is some violence and very slight gore mentioned and shown in the book. The gore is in the form of a couple of sentences mentioning blood, but nothing extremely gorey. There is also mentions of bullying.

Publisher: Author Academy Elite

Pages: 230

Synopsis: Chosen to Protect.
Destined to Defend.


Arnie Schmidt has survived high school bullying and crushing heartbreak. Now, he must confront his deepest fear … the truth about his mysterious powers that may change his life and future forever.

Meanwhile, brutal forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on destroying him. To defeat them, Arnie must find the strength to trust himself and those closest to him while undertaking a desperate quest to distinguish fact from fiction.

Deep in the archives of the Fellowship of Guardians—where long-awaited answers slumber—Arnie gains the insight he needs to navigate the unknown. But, the improbable thrusts him into a labyrinth of secrets, unexpected adventures, and a fight to escape an imminent danger. As his world shatters, he must delve into the depths of his power and encourage the abilities of others if he is going to conquer old wounds long enough to survive.

Can Arnie embrace his destiny before ancient shadows ruin the promise of a hidden prophecy?

Review: For the most part this was a fun read. The book immediately picks up where we left off in the first one and the book is very action packed. Overall I liked the book. The world building was a bit better in this one and the premise immediately draws you in.

However, I did have issues with this one as well. I, once again, felt like this was an all-dialogue read. The magic system is still not fully developed in my opinion and the character development in this book stalled out. I was very confused by some of the actions of the characters and I feel like this book and series needs a bit more meat on it and more editing. The book also continues to read really young.

Verdict: It’s ok.

Rise of the Snake Goddess

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS by Jenny Elder Moke Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS (Samantha Knox #2)

Author: Jenny Elder Moke

Pub. Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 320

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Samantha Knox is back for another adventure in this 1920s female-driven mystery-adventure series!

Sam Knox’s second adventure takes her to the island of Crete, just off the coast of Greece, where she discovers the ancient Snake Goddess’s golden girdle in the depths of a cave shrine that has been buried for decades. After having been belittled by her archaeology professor throughout her first college semester, Sam knows this triumph will prove her worth in the field, but before she can take credit for the find, the girdle is stolen and the island is hit with a series of earthquakes that don’t feel quite geological.

Soon Sam, Bennett and Jo are embroiled in a wild hunt―one that takes them to tiny island shops, a glamorous auction party and a near fiery death―to find the girdle before someone can use it to raise an ancient goddess from her slumber. The final battle features gryphons, a labyrinth, the minotaur of legend and lots of snakes. Lots.

Reviews:

“Another action-packed, romance and mythology filled mystery…Themes of wealth, power, and chauvinism are skillfully woven throughout the story while readers are provided with a cast of characters they will easily find themselves rooting for!”―School Library Connection

“Billed as the heir apparent to Indiana Jones, Samantha is a witty and wise adventurer, and it feels as though Moke is building towards an eventual greater purpose for her heroine.”―Booklist

“Jenny Elder Moke has done it again! Witty banter, ancient mysteries, thrilling action, and a mix of clever and dubious characters will keep you up all night in book two of the Samantha Knox series. A fantastic adventure!”―Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of Lies Like Wildfire

“Sam’s response to misogyny and classism propels the book’s action but also, in the deft hands of the author, provides readers with insights into the complexities of identity, self-awareness, and right action. While never becoming preachy, the book also thoughtfully explores issues related to the ethics of the acquisition and ownership of antiquities…Another satisfying supernatural adventure featuring an intrepid solver of puzzles.”―Kirkus Reviews

“Ahead of her time and a force to be reckoned with, Samantha Knox is the female Indiana Jones we’ve long been waiting for! You haven’t lived until you’ve read a Samantha Knox novel.”―Jen Calonita, New York Times best-selling author of the A Twisted Tale series

 


 

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About  Jenny Elder Moke:

Jenny Elder Moke writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. Her debut novel, Hood, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Mayor’s Book Club selection, and received critical acclaim.

When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jenny lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two children.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

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6/1/2022

YABooksCentral

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6/2/2022

@simplybeccamee

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6/3/2022

Just Another Teen Reading Books

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6/4/2022

Review Thick And Thin

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Week Two:

6/5/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

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6/6/2022

Karen Dee’s Book Reviews

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6/7/2022

Book-Keeping

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6/8/2022

More Books Please blog

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6/9/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

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6/10/2022

@wraithreads

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6/11/2022

DB’S Guide to the Galaxy

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Week Three:

6/12/2022

@drewsim12

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6/13/2022

Read With Serena

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6/14/2022

@ReadsReaders

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6/15/2022

Star-Crossed Book Blog

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6/16/2022

popthebutterfly

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6/17/2022

Fire and Ice

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6/18/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

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Week Four:

6/19/2022

beersbooksandboos

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6/20/2022

The Real World According To Sam

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6/21/2022

@jacleomik33 The Page Ladies

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6/22/2022

The Reading Devil

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6/23/2022

Emmiepooh2

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6/24/2022

The Girl Who Reads

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6/25/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Five:

6/26/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

6/27/2022

The Momma Spot

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6/28/2022

BookBriefs

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6/29/2022

Library of Alexandria Archives

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6/30/2022

onemused

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