Slow Wanes the Night by Catherine Labadie Promo Post!

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Slow Wanes the Night blurb:

Haunted by her most recent past, half immortal Gwendoline journeys with Niles into the unknown. With all their attention trained on the future, they discover that by searching for Fate’s lost Lords – and Niles’s new brethren – they are distracting themselves from the ever widening distance setting them apart.
Determined to create a new version of herself, Everleigh embraces her role as Starford’s ruler. There’s no time for mourning everything – and everyone – she lost as she dedicates herself to the task of rebuilding what Averill destroyed. Yet his voice whispers in her mind as a new threat on the horizon forces her to renew alliances she would rather abandon to the past.
All the while, Fate herself goes mad with the approach of something that has the potential to destroy not just her, but everything she’s ever built on Earth.
Catherine Labadie lives in the mountains of the picturesque Carolinas with her husband and her dogs: a Scottish Terrier, a Whoodle, and a Great Dane. Slow Wanes the Night is her fourth novel.

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The Loom of Sorrows by Matthew Kagle

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April 6 – Paige @popthebutterfly
April 7 – JP
April 8 – Stacie @borenbooks
April 9 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
April 10 – CE @chelscey
April 11 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind

The Loom of Sorrows-
Earth was dying.

Clouds of blood and lightning killed billions, squeezing humanity to the
equator and extinction. There was only one place to go: a planet named
Joshua 20.

It was a desert world of scalding steam and crushing ice. A few minutes
under the giant suns would burn you to ash. A few seconds in the darkest
night would freeze you solid.

Humanity burrowed underground and turned on itself. People became
brutal, cruel, selfish. One man escaped that, became selfless, led
humanity back home, and then disappeared.

Nobody knows the reason why.

For two hundred years, the memory of that reason lay hidden in the sand
like a shard of glass. Uncovered by accident, it buried itself in the
brain of its discoverer.

He has two weeks to understand it, to unlock the life and motives of its
owner, or it will kill him.

Matthew Kagle Bio –
Matthew Kagle is an undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin, just
finishing up his Bachelor’s Degrees in Geology and Creative Writing.

In his spare time, he volunteers to do roadside cleaning with his
fraternity. Most of the time he just plays video games.

The Hunted by Louisa Ellemind

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Hunted

Author: Louisa Ellemind

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 3/5

Diversity: f/f relationship

Publication Date: July 31, 2019

Genre: Fantasy? See review for confusion

Recommended Age: 15+ (language, violence)

Publisher: Indie published

Pages: 375

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Synopsis: Phoenix has rage.
Arin has love.
Ariel has mercy.
Glacia has a mind of her own.

Four young sisters with special abilities have spent their lives fighting against the creatures who murdered their mother.
Then they get separated, and suddenly nothing is as it was before.
Struggling through webs of lies and deceit, they could discover their purpose – or their breaking point.

Review: I thought this was a good book overall. The book had great moments, I loved the inclusion of sci-fi and I loved the maximum ride feels. The pacing was also fast and it keep the story moving, which I appreciated.

However, I did feel like that the book wasn’t structured well. The book was fast and sometimes plot points would move by and you wouldn’t notice until someone commented on it. The book also felt middle grade, but it had a lot of swearing in it.

Verdict: It was good, but weird.

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March 31 – JP
April 1 – Stacie @borenbooks
April 2 – Maraki
April 3 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
April 4 – Vicki @ya_lover_and_reader
April 5 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
April 6 – CE @chelscey
Phoenix has rage.
Arin has love.
Ariel has mercy.
Glacia has a mind of her own.

Four young sisters with special abilities have spent their lives fighting against the creatures who murdered their mother.
Then they get separated, and suddenly nothing is as it was before.
Struggling through webs of lies and deceit, they could discover their purpose – or their breaking point.

I’ve attached the rest as word + pdf, hopefully that works for you. The cover art is by the amazing Irfan Budi Harjo, so if you could include an ‘cover art by Irfan Budi Harjo’ somewhere near the cover, that would be awesome. Thanks a lot and I hope you’re having a good day!

The QB Bad Boy and Me by Michela DellaMonica


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March 23 – Paige @popthebutterfly
March 24 – JP
March 25 – Stacie @borenbooks
March 26 – Nikki @thereadingrebel

Ever since the hot star quarterback of the high school football team hit her car with his motorcycle, he has the annoying ability to get under her skin, making Dallas think about Drayton way more than she should . . . in all the ways that she shouldn’t.

But Dallas has one goal—to pursue her dance-school dreams in in California—and no one, not even a hard-bodied, green-eyed football god, will stop her. As the tension between Drayton and Dallas grows thicker, the lines are getting blurred, and all she wants is to come undone under his touch.

But this thing between Dallas and Drayton could cost her her dreams . . . if he doesn’t break her heart first.

Author Bio:
Tay Marley wears many hats: bibliophile, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and featured Wattpad
author. Her whirlwind journey on Wattpad began in 2017 and led to one hundred thousand
dedicated followers, a five-part series, and three stand-alone books, including her breakout
story, The QB Bad Boy and Me, which have amassed over forty-one million reads. She resides
in New Zealand with her husband. When she isn’t writing about confident women and their
love interests, she’s teaching her three small children how to be the leads in their own epic

The Venus Virus by Carmilla Voiez

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Blurb – New London: 2067
Britain struggles to rebuild after the crushing devastation of the Great Flood.
Those in power have formed a new regime in the wake of the disaster.
Whether it is a hard-won utopia or an oppressive nightmare depends
entirely on gender. Unmarried women have no legal rights or
protection, and their access to education and employment is limited to
ensure their servitude. Yet a fire burns within them to prove they are
far from the weaker sex, and their rebellion seeks to tear down the
patriarchal rule.
Cerys and Gloria have very different dreams, but a common enemy.
Joining an underground alliance, they discover a group of scientists
in possession of a weapon powerful enough to change society forever.
Their radical solution is not without great risk. Failure means death
or imprisonment. Success could land them in a seat of authority, over
a society that loathes them, without the requisite skills to thrive.

Vices/Virtues by Beatrice DeSoprontu


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March 17 – JP
March 18 – Stacie @borenbooks
March 19 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
March 20 – CE @chelscey
March 21 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
A genre-breaking, racy, philosophical, funny tale about family, fetishes and identity.
Cristela had a childhood shrouded in secrets. Ashamed of their circumstances, her mother told lies and encouraged her daughter to do the same. As Cristela grew, she unraveled the lies, but found that deception is a hard habit to break. Now, as an adult, Cristela creates a secret alter ego as the dominatrix Mistress Clara.
By day, Cristela is a good-girl poster child. By night, Mistress Clara masters the hidden erotic realm of an S&M dungeon. With her knack for duplicity things should work smoothly except for one complication – friendship. The quirky array of fellow dominatrices at the dungeon are nothing like the stereotypes she expected. Divided between her affection for the girls at the dungeon and her desire to keep her fetish activities secret, Cristela fears her two worlds are colliding. Can Cristela break her history of deceit? In a world of vices and virtues, salvation isn’t something you find, it’s a path you make.
“Naughty but nice…Vices/Virtues is an insightful tale well-told.” 5 STARS Readers’ Favorites Reviews
About the Author
Beatrice De Soprontu began writing at the age of four, when she scribbled on the walls with a crayon. Now an adult, she mostly scribbles on her home computer surrounded by her noisy children and their less noisy father. Born and raised in New York City, (which includes: Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, maybe even Staten Island – a.k.a. the real New York and not the tourist trap that is Manhattan), she enthusiastically travels the world on a budget whenever she gets the chance.

Antiquity’s Gate by Renee Hurteau


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March 10 – JP
March 11 – Stacie @borenbooks
March 12 – Renee @rfhurteau
March 13 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
March 14 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
March 15 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
March 16 – Vicki @ya_lover_and_reader
Also just FYI: There are many other books in this series so if this sounds like a book you’d love to read then there’s many to binge read after you finish this one!
Antiquity’s Gate: Three Days Till Dawn
Book Blurb

Antiquity’s Gate forced two realities to collide—what followed tore one of them apart.

Now those who remain coexist beneath the shelter of a domed Antarctic city, held together by a tenuous peace and an increasingly dystopian hierarchy. Any hope of one day leaving the confines of Sanctuary is little more than a fading ember.

A mid-level systems operator, Ripley does his best to stay out of trouble. His best friend Felix, an irreverent half-breed shunned by society, can’t seem to do the same. When Felix’s family is targeted by an unjust law, there’s nowhere to run. The city of Sanctuary had once been a safe haven— now it has become a cage.

Ripley’s desperate attempt to help his friends escape tragedy uncovers a conspiracy that envelops the last refuge of mankind in an ever-tightening net.

The people of Sanctuary have never seen a sunrise.

If Ripley and Felix aren’t prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, none of them ever will.

R.F. Hurteau

Author Bio

In the amount of time it takes you to read this, R.F. Hurteau will have finished yet another cup of coffee. More caffiene than human, she harnesses the powers of this magical bean juice to create stories that explore worlds unknown through the lens of that age old curiosity that drives all creatives: the human condition. She lives in New England with her husband, five kids, and an impressive array of animal friends. Her ultimate mission is to craft light, character-driven science fiction that is accessible to all, and by doing so slowly turn everyone into nerds.

Silver Fire by Freya Pickard

Disclaimer: I purchased this book because the author asked me to review it. All opinions are my own.

Book: Silver Fire

Author: Freya Pickard

Book Series: The Kaerling Book 1

Rating: 1/5

Publication Date: March 25, 2018

Publisher: Indie Published

Pages: 152

Recommended Age: can’t recommend as it was a dnf but there was (TW) incest and rape, at least mention and tried to act upon. Please be safe.

Synopsis: When Otta and Erl are banished from their village for angering the gods, they embark on a peculiar quest.

Commanded by a wandering god, Otta is obliged to follow the strange, elusive “unicorn’s trail.” Her twin brother, Erl, has lost his memory and is struggling to discover who he is.

As they travel further from the shelter of the Homestead, the siblings discover unpleasant traits in their personalities. They must learn to adapt and change before they are driven apart.

Who is the wandering god? Just what is the “unicorn’s trail” and where will it lead? What are the kaerlings? And who are the brown-robed travellers that trespass in Otta’s dreams?

Silver Fire is the first volume in Freya Pickard’s epic fantasy series The Kaerling.

Review: While I thought this was a good idea, I just couldn’t move on with the book after a particular scene involving incest and rape. I dnf-ed the book for that reason. Authors, please consider putting trigger warnings in your books.

Verdict: Can’t recommend. Please be safe.

The Kingmaker Contest by Troy Clem

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March 2 – Paige @popthebutterfly
March 3 – JP
March 4 – Stacie @borenbooks
March 5 – CE @chelscey
March 6 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
March 7 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
Although whale oil and muskets have replaced torches and swords, an ancient way of thinking still prevails. Men kill other men for the entertainment of thousands and a chance to be king, but does a god control the outcome? While armored soldiers fight blood magic warriors she secretly seeks to manipulate those who truly influence the world.
Theo couldn’t imagine the consequences when he stowed away. His freedom from Losik wasn’t worth war, but he didn’t know magical forces were waiting for him. His empathic power lies untapped, but the rage and terror inside him can obliterate the Drasque Empire—if war doesn’t first.
Author Bio:
An emerging figure in contemporary prose, Troy Clem was born in Orange County, California, in the late 1980s. He was raised on a steady diet of science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, and pop culture, which has calcified his unique writing aesthetic. He relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating with a Film degree from San Francisco State University, and lives there today with his wife and two children. Having written throughout his lifetime for various journalism, film, and online ventures, The Kingmaker Contest is Troy’s first commercial novel.