Glimpses of Time and Space by Maraki Oglou

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Tour Schedule:
August 3 – Paige @popthebutterfly
August 4 – JP @mr.pink.ink
August 5 – Stacie @borenbooks
August 6 – CE @chelscey
August 7 – Carmilla @carmillavoiez
August 8 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
August 9 – Nicole @thereadingrebel
August 10 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
August 11 – Ellwyn @ellwynautumn
August 12 – Rosie @rosiewylorowenauthor
August 13 – Marizaan @south_african_fangirl

Blurb

History is quite a fascinating thing. We know the stories that have been told to us since we were children, but there are secrets… Magical secrets that are desperate to be revealed.

Pompeii was a tragedy the world will never forget, but what really caused the volcanic eruption that ended it all?

Why was the great sword Excalibur really destroyed?

The rolling hills of Victorian England seem peaceful enough, but what secrets really lurk there?

And would it surprise you that there are darker secrets in Ancient Rome than people ever dreamed?

If the Great Fog of London isn’t what it seems?

You think you know Harry Houdini, but do you know the man behind all the tricks?

And what if the mystery of Roanaoke runs deeper than you could ever imagine?

Could Ireland’s potato famine really be caused by a mage gone mad?

What if a ghost ship off the coast of England was more than a phantom?

Want to find out the secrets behind each of these stories? Read nine exciting tales where history and magic collide from authors Michaela Baker, James Quinlan Meservy, Ariel Paiement, Joshua Reid, Alicia Scarborough, Maria Vermisoglou, Joanna White, Kandi J. Wyatt, and Sara Zagorski.

Soul of the Crow by Jessaca Willis Cover Reveal!

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Book Blurb:

Darkness threatens to consume all in Soul of the Crow, an epic adventure of magic and betrayal, perfect for fans of Jay Kristoff and Leigh Bardugo.

Death is written for all, but only the Councilspirits can see when a life has reached its end, and only a Reaper can deliver the final, fatal touch.

Sinisa is one of them.

For three years, she’s served the underrealm as a Reaper, killing mortals and siphoning their souls with the aid of her crow familiar. She only needs to collect one more to ascend as a Shade—a coveted status of power in the underrealm—and to mark the momentous occasion, her Councilspirit mentors have chosen the Princess of Oakfall as her final kill.

It should be easy.

But when the Prince of Oakfall discovers his sister is in danger, he flees the palace with her. Sinisa is left with only two options: journey through the mortal realm to find and slay her mark or face the consequences of returning to Veltuur empty-handed. It’s no choice at all. She has come too far and is too close to earning her title to let them escape.

Besides, no one can outrun a Reaper.

Or can they…

Soul of the Crow is a dark high fantasy adventure with reapers/assassins, bandits, prophets, and enough death magic to keep the entire mortal realm quaking with fear. If you loved The Nevernight ChroniclesThe Shadows Between UsKing of ScarsReign of the Fallen, or books by Jenna Moreci and Laura Thalassa, you will devour this ethereal, gothic saga.

Come. Walk through the forest of the underrealm and discover what’s lurking there in the shadows.

Defender of Kitarra by Andrea Gibb

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Tour Schedule:
July 27 – Paige @popthebutterfly
July 28 – JP @mr.pink.ink
July 29 – Stacie @borenbooks
July 30 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
July 31 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
August 1 – CE @chelscey
August 2 – Anvesha @agirlfromthatworld
August 3 – Marizaan @south_african_fangirl
August 4 – Andrea Gibb @andrea_gibb_author
Book Blurb:

A woman hiding from her past:
Mila is content in her new life. She has a purpose, friends she can trust, and her secrets remain hidden.
But magic is stirring.
The past is not forgotten.
Plans go awry.
Mila is captured and taken to Rodan, a strange land ruled by a sorcerer. As a slave, Mila is sold to the Wolf, the emperor’s most feared assassin. In this new land of dark magic and shapeshifters, she must rely on her instincts—and her magic—even if it breaks her heart.
A realm in turmoil:
Eva and Illiah have made Kitarra their home, but enemies surround them. Dark magic is targeting Illiah. Eva is desperate to find answers.
Illiah is forced to go to war. Rhyl and Talo, Kitarra’s princes, are kidnapped.
Only one person can help Eva, but can she trust Stone after he abandoned his oaths of loyalty and honor … after he abandoned her?

The Last King of the Mountain by Camryn Daytona

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Tour Schedule:
July 20 – Paige @popthebutterfly
July 21 – JP @mr.pink.ink
July 22 – Stacie @borenbooks
July 23 – Camryn @camryndaytonas
July 24 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
July 25 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
July 26 – Anvesha @agirlfromthatworld
Blurb:
Ever since her mother Queen Aramaris was killed by the Malda, Ariawyn has been raised to be the next Queen Of Lathai. But she feels unprepared for her role, and, to buy time before her coronation, she flees her kingdom, joining a group of wandering dwarves and returning to their homeland of Fighgaruhm.
All is not well, however, in Fighgaruhm, and as tensions rise, the dwarves’ newly democratic government is threatened by those who still remain loyal to the Disposed King.
Back in Lathai, Rune journeys to the capital city for the first time, where he quickly develops a friendship with the Regent Prince Luthitan and his niece, Naemyra. His loyalties will be tested, between his childhood friend Ariawyn, and the regent who seems to be a far better fit for the throne.
As Ariawyn finds herself embroiled in the politics of the dwarves, those she left behind grapple with a kingdom that has lost its heir, an over-ambitious regent, and unwelcome tidings from the Northern Isles.
With a cast of eclectic characters – including talking lizards, mischievous gods, and the ever troublesome Malda – The Last King of the Mountain is the first in an exciting new fantasy series, perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings, Throne of Glass, and The Cruel Prince.

Storm’s Clouds by JW Golan

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Hey Hoppers!  Here’s the details for the next tour!  Below is the tour schedule and information to post about the book. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you can’t post on your assigned date. Please also post to IG, or alternatively, to your blog. If you do post by blog, please make mention of it via IG stories and make your blog linked somewhere in connection with your IG.

Tour Schedule:

July 13 – Paige @popthebutterfly
July 14 – JP @mr.pink.ink
July 15 – Stacie @borenbooks
July 16 – CE @chelscey
July 17 – Anvesha @agirlfromthatworld
Storm’s Clouds: Stormfall Chronicles Book 2
Release Date: 19 Dec 2019
Print Length: 407 pages
Amazon link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z429ZJP
Goodreads link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48467401-storm-s-clouds

A dragon: the most powerful, destructive and malevolent force known. The last thing Lynette ever wanted to get closer to – and the one thing she’s been tasked to go find.

For the first time in centuries, a dragon has been reported on the edge of the Feyfell. Homes, cities, and forests are all threatened with fiery destruction. The news has plunged the Fae Kingdom into a panic.

Desperate to know the truth behind the reports, and unable to discretely dispatch his own fae soldiers to investigate, King Elyan tasks Lynette, Baxter and Eirlon with tracking down the whereabouts and intentions of the fiery beast.

But Lynette is still only a second-year student at the Fae Academy. She has come far – but she knows she’s no Arche-Mage. Baxter is still struggling to prove his worth, hoping Lynette might see him as something more than the boy-squire she first met two years before. And Eirlon – he still hordes secrets Lynette can only suspect. A girl, a boy, and a gnome – on the hunt for a fire-breathing dragon.

The threats facing the Fae Kingdom, however, are multiplying. A traitor has set his sights on King Elyan, while the Arche-Fae Council continues to treat the Princess Elise as an outsider – an adopted daughter rather than a noblefae by birth. Hostile armies are gathering on the kingdom’s northern frontier, while the mage-turned-swordsman Garth must balance between rescuing a boy on a quest and averting a larger war.

With sightings of dragons, rumors of war, and trained assassins stalking the land, will there even be a Feyfell for Lynette to return to?

Author Bio:

A writer, father, and aeronautical engineer, J.W. Golan lives in New England together with his wife and three daughters.

The opportunity to write fantasy stories was once a youthful dream of his – something that he first experimented with in high school. In the intervening years, however, life happened: university, jobs, marriage, and children. Although he never completely ceased writing, he also had neither the time nor excess energy to complete a full-length novel.

It was his three daughters who reintroduced him to the world of fantasy fiction. Literature was something that all of them could share, discuss and compare – together with other fantasy and literary influences. He was able to introduce some of his favorites to his daughters, and they in turn, introduced him to some of theirs.

It was this latter experience, sharing and discussing stories and literature, that convinced him to try his hand at composing fantasy novels once again: weaving together tales and ideas that had been circulating in his mind for decades. It is his hope hope that the resulting stories and characters are as fun for others to read as they were for him to write.

Storm’s Herald by JW Golan

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Tour Schedule:

July 6 – Paige @popthebutterfly
July 7 – JP @mr.pink.ink
July 8 – Stacie @borenbooks
July 9 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn

Storm’s Herald: Stormfall Chronicles Book 1

Release Date: 19 Jan 2019

Print Length: 237 pages

Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MYK9QHC

Goodreads link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43661703-storm-s-herald

A peasant girl who dreams of becoming a sorceress, a boy who imagines himself a knight – trailed by a ruthless mercenary armed with an ancient sword.

All Lynette wanted was to leave her boring village life – to attend the Fae Academy and become a Druid priestess like her teacher before her. Her clumsy attempts at magic are a reminder of how much she has yet to learn. But if they would only accept her, if the Fae Kingdom – closed to human visitors for centuries now – would only just open its doors, she is certain she could become a master of the magical arts.

Yet her journey puts her on a collision course with a reawakened evil – offering a king’s ransom for the recovery of a long-lost relic. Treasure hunters of every variety – werewolves, mercenaries, common thieves and undead alike – are soon locked in pursuit of its promised riches. Together with Baxter, a young squire who fled his own kingdom, and Eirlon, a gnome who trades in rare antiquities, Lynette is drawn unwillingly into the hunt for the elusive relic.

Hounded by goblins, ogres – and darker things – Baxter carries his own burdens: secrets that have made him the enemy of the crown. And then there is Garth, the mysterious mercenary who both frightens and intrigues Lynette: the weapons-master armed with an ancient blade – snatched from the hand of a long-vanished fae prince.

Willingly or not, Lynette, Baxter and Eirlon must together solve the riddles behind the relic – and stay one step ahead of the ruthless killers that pursue them.

A writer, father, and aeronautical engineer, J.W. Golan lives in New England together with his wife and three daughters.

The opportunity to write fantasy stories was once a youthful dream of his – something that he first experimented with in high school. In the intervening years, however, life happened: university, jobs, marriage, and children. Although he never completely ceased writing, he also had neither the time nor excess energy to complete a full-length novel.

It was his three daughters who reintroduced him to the world of fantasy fiction. Literature was something that all of them could share, discuss and compare – together with other fantasy and literary influences. He was able to introduce some of his favorites to his daughters, and they in turn, introduced him to some of theirs.

It was this latter experience, sharing and discussing stories and literature, that convinced him to try his hand at composing fantasy novels once again: weaving together tales and ideas that had been circulating in his mind for decades. It is his hope hope that the resulting stories and characters are as fun for others to read as they were for him to write.

Dark Magi by Joanna White

Hey Hoppers!  Here’s the details for the next tour!  Below is the tour schedule and information to post about the book. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you can’t post on your assigned date. Please also post to IG, or alternatively, to your blog. If you do post by blog, please make mention of it via IG stories and make your blog linked somewhere in connection with your IG.

Tour Schedule:
June 22 – Paige @popthebutterfly  
June 23 – JP @mr.pink.ink
June 24 – Stacie @borenbooks
June 25 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
June 26 – Nikki @thereadingrebel  
Link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YPQGNHQ

Blurb:
King Vaxon is sadistic and cruel. After taking the crown of Castre for himself, hes finally squelched the rebellion of Magi who fought against him. The remaining ones will be thrown in an arena to fight to the death.Vaxon knows its unlikely they will fight each other at first. For this reason, hes sending his own son, Kyren, into the arena with them. As a powerful Dark Mage, Kyren’s job is to kill the Magi. If he doesn’t, then his own father will kill his wife and children.Kyren will do whatever it takes to keep his family alive. Even if that means he must die after slaughtering his own comrades. Is it possible to rebel in a fight you’ve already lost and still keep your families alive?Fans who love fast-paced action combined with fantasy and magic will love and enjoy this 40,000 word, action-packed, character-driven story.  
Author bio: Joanna White earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment at Full Sail University. The Valiant series is her first published work, which first started off being updated on a website called Wattpad. She lives in the countryside of Missouri with her husband, where she continues to work on her other upcoming books. Writing has been a passion since she was ten, when she wrote her first book. Ever since then, writing has become her life outside of her family, God, and being a nerd.

Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert Cover Reveal

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Synopsis:
The sacrifices, the drama, the horror within.

In the year of 1860, a curse was performed over the suburb of Roseway, Washington, which rests about twenty miles south of Seattle, that killed nearly every living resident. After coming back to Earth as spirits, they form a twisted plan that not only provides them with bodies of their own but also kills off all who venture into Roseway in the future.

Thirteen-year-old Rebekah Jensen has lived a fine life in Marywood, Florida with two best friends, a clique that strives to make her one of them, and a boyfriend who happened to be one of the most popular guys in her school. But all that is about to change when the date of her arrival nears, when she starts to see things that she presumes are spirits—and she is sure that she has gone insane.

After moving to Roseway, she gets sucked into an illusion of the dead, coming to regard Roseway as some sort of cult in which they worship a mysterious being that is introduced to her as the Master. Within the months of enduring Roseway, she finds out more about herself and her purpose in the suburb. Teaming up with a friend, who has a dark secret, Rebekah must put an end to the curse before she ends up like the rest of the victims.

The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne by Cheryl Mahoney Release Day Tour!

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Blurb

Set against the backdrop of 1880s Paris and the stunning Opera Garnier, The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne brings you the familiar tale from a different direction. Meg Giry met the Phantom of the Opera once when she was twelve years old, a new ballet dancer lost in the Opera’s maze. Years later, when an Angel of Music offers singing lessons to her best friend Christine Daaé, Meg is sure she knows what’s actually happening. But as strange events unfold and the pieces stop adding up, Meg has to wonder if she truly understands the Phantom–or Christine.

Erik is a man of many talents and many masks, and the one covering his face may be the least concealing. The opera house is his kingdom and his refuge, where he stalks through the shadows as the Phantom of the Opera, watching over all that occurs. He never intended to fall in love; when he does, it launches him into a new symphony he’s certain can only end in heartbreak.

Author Bio
Cheryl Mahoney lives in California and dreams of other worlds. She is the author of The Guardian of the Opera trilogy, exploring the Phantom of the Opera story from a fresh perspective.  She also wrote the Beyond the Tales quartet, retelling familiar fairy tales with new twists. Cheryl loves exploring new worlds in the past, the future or fairyland, and builds her stories around characters finding their way through those worlds–especially characters overlooked or underestimated by the people around them.

She has been blogging since 2010 at Tales of the Marvelous (http://marveloustales.com). Her weekly Writing Wednesday posts provide updates about her current writing, including excerpts. She also posts regularly with book and movie reviews, and reflections on reading. She has been a member of Stonehenge Writers since 2012, and has completed NaNoWriMo seven times.

Cheryl has looked for faeries in Kensington Gardens in London and for the Phantom at the Opera Garnier in Paris. She considers Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness Quartet to be life-changing and Terry Pratchett books to be the best cure for gloomy days.

Waiting out the Storm by Jen Payne

June 15 – Paige @popthebutterfly
June 16 – JP @mr.pink.ink
June 17 – Stacie @borenbooks

Waiting Out the Storm is an intimate look at life transitions and how we cope with the unexpected.

Reflecting on the sudden loss of a close friend, author Jen Payne looks to the solace of nature for comfort and healing. On the opening pages, she allows the poet Rilke to remind the reader “Through the empty branches the sky remains. It is what you have. Be earth now, and evensong. Be the ground lying under that sky.”

Poems on death, grief, and gratitude written from the shoreline of Connecticut and the wide and windswept beaches of Cape Cod. 

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Jen has published four books: LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of MindfulnessEvidence of Flossing: What We Leave BehindFLOSSING, and Waiting Out the Storm. Her writing has been published in numerous publications including the international anthology Coffee Poems: Reflections on Life with Coffee, the Guilford Poets Guild 20th Anniversary Anthology, and in The Perch, a publication by the Yale Program for Recovery & Community Health. She is a member of the Guilford Poets Guild and the Connecticut Poetry Society. You can read more of her work on her blog www.randomactsofwriting.net and in Manifest (zine).