Sunday, March 25, 2018

K.N. Lee's Dragon-Born series continues

War of the Dragons by K.N. Lee
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Dragons. Magic. War. In a mystical world where Dragons reign, one mysterious duo of wizards rise from the shadows to even the battlefield.
 
New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents the fourth installment in the fast-paced, thrilling epic fantasy adventure that swept the world away with the #1 international bestseller critics are comparing to Rick Riordan's young adult novels, Half-Blood Dragon.

 The lines are set. Wizards versus Dragons, and as queen of Withrae, Rowen finds herself faced with the fate of the kingdom in her hands.

Her crown binds her to the palace, even someone she loves dearly is kidnapped by the Trinity brothers who rule in the southern islands of the human realm. She must find a way to protect her family without abandoning her duties. There's one young man who can help her, the scribe who once worked for her father. Together, they hatch a plan to stop the war, protect both the humans and the Dragons, and prevent the prophecy Rowen has always dreamed would come true.

The end of the world.

As a curse plagues all of Draconia, preventing its people from shifting in their Dragon form, Rowen and Rickard will come face to face with their darkest nightmares, and the truth of the red dragon from Rowen's prophecies will be revealed.

Embark on a magical journey packed with heart-pounding action and a dash of romance that fans compare to George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, Sarah J. Maas's Court of Thorns and Roses, and Pirates of the Caribbean.


The dragon-born series is the first thing that I have ever read by author K.N. Lee and I must say that I am impressed. Though I am a late reader of the series, it worked out to my advantage. I did not have to wait and wait for the next installment in the series. So yes, I have read books 1-4 back to back. I do believe War of the Dragons is my favorite book thus far. The subtle love stories entwined with action and adventure creates a marvelous story. I was rooting for several characters while others simply make me dislike them. Only a good story and a good author can accomplish that. War of the Dragons was so exciting I couldn't put it down. Then just when things seemed as though I could stand it no longer, it ended. (frown) Why is it over? Guess I have to wait until the next book comes out.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Half-blood Dragon by K.N. Lee


Half-blood Dragon by K. N. Lee
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Pirates, dragons, mermaids. Embark on a coming of age journey that will leave you breathless. A lady-in-waiting's job is to follow orders. For Rowen, it is to execute her stepfather's plan to elevate the family's station by an advantageous marriage to the crown prince. Intrigue and seduction fill Rowen's days, but the prophecies that haunt her dreams at night warn her that death awaits. The taunts of her sleepless nights are realized when she is framed and sentenced to death for the prince's murder. For a human, there’s nowhere to run and no one to turn to in a kingdom where power is tightly held by full-blooded dragon shifters. It will take a stranger from the shadows to save Rowen from execution and reveal a truth full of terrifying potential. It is time for Rowen to find the courage to accept her fate, awaken her gift, and set the world on fire. Change is coming. So is a new prophecy that threatens the fate of the entire world.
 Half-Blood Dragon was a very interesting story. I love how the author pulls you into the fantasy world of dragons, magicians, and mankind. What made me want to read this book was the amazing cover and the blurb. I felt as though it was going to be an exciting story and I am pleased to say that I was not disappointed! The author's writing style makes me think of C.S. Lewis and the world of Narnia. I wonder if Miss K.N. Lee was inspired by those books as a child. The only thing that I did not like about the books was the profanity occasionally spoken throughout the book. I ended up skipping over the words when they appeared. I think the story would still be just as good if the author had chosen to leave the cursing out of the book. Setting that one thing aside, the story is quite good. It's captivating! I do believe that I will be reading the next installment in this series. I have to know what happens next. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy story. Nice job Ms. K.N. Lee. 

About the Author
 K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted tales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rock-star, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals. She is a winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 "Future Leaders of Charlotte" award for her success as a writer, business owner, and for community service.

She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press.

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Another Great Addition to the Bernovem Chronicle

The Medallion by Victoria Simcox
YA

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The 3rd installment in The Bernovem Chronicle is here!
This time Kristina’s stayed on in the magical land, to join Hector Mysteria, in the search for the wizard, Azaril Crimson, who’s hidden Bernovem’s Book of Prophecy in the forsaken land of Jalmara. Sentiz is also back and in search of a key item―the Medallion―that she’ll need in order to cast her final spell to rule Bernovem. Things would be much easier for her, if only the whereabouts of the Medallion were known.

Join Kristina as she continues her adventure, on her dangerous journey, where she’ll soar high above the land and seas, on the back of a dragon, barely escape the clutches of death, as well as meet someone from her past she’d never dreamed of seeing in Bernovem. 


     I must say that I have enjoyed reading The Bernovem Chronicles series by Victoria Simcox. This fantasy series has been one amazing ride of the imagination! Victoria's writing style is much like that of C.S. Lewis; full of imagination with an underlying lesson for all. The third book in the series, The Medallion, The story continues Kristina's journey in Jalmara.This story has adventure, love, and magic. This story is captivating to say the least. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat while rooting for some characters while yelling at those you dislike. I highly recommend not only this novel but the entire series. If you have not had the pleasure of reading the Bernovem Chronicles from the beginning, I advise you grab a copy of the first two in the series. While this book would do well as a standalone, reading the series in order helps to answer some questions for those who started reading with this novel.

 About the Author

I was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. I now lives in Western Washington with my husband, Russ and our three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Beside being a writer, I am a home-schooling mother of thirteen years and an elementary school art teacher of twelve years.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Awesome Christian Free Books by Great Authors

     These amazing authors have gotten together to giveaway copies of their great books to you, the reader, for free. Grab your copy of these books and add them to your library of ebooks for your reading enjoyment today. If you love them as much as I think that you will, do by all means leave a review of the book on Goodreads or Amazon. You don't know how much that will mean to the author. Happy reading!
     Just click the title of the books you want below and it will take you directly to the site where you'll be able to obtain the book. :)

Operation Dark Angel (Christian Fantasy) 
Marriage God's Way (Christian Non-fiction)
Letting Go (Christian Romance)
Worth the Wait (Christian Romance)
Discerning Spirits (Christian Fantasy)
Unexpected Love (Christian Amish Romance)

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

The Silent Songbird
ISBN: 978-0718026318
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Silent Songbird!

Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again?

Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village.

Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them.

More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

Melanie Dickerson never ceases to amaze me with these wonderful fairy tale retellings. The Silent Songbird is by far the most romantic adventure tale I've ever read. Although this book took several readings due to other things going on, I have to say that I had trouble putting it down to take care of life. There simply was no good place to simply stop as the end of each chapter left me wanting to know what was going to happen next. Finally, I just had to put life on hold so I could finish this book.

The author grabs you, the reader, into the story right from the beginning and keeps you on edge until the very last page. This book had me cheering, booing, fussing at characters, on edge, and definitely falling in love with the characters. I don't want to give anything away but I must say Evangeline and Westley le Wyse's relationship is so sweet and subtly romantic....I loved it!

Now for the part that I hated about this book.............it was over before I wanted it to be. I hope to see future books with these characters in them, Melanie Dickerson. Amazing job.

I give this 5 stars out of a total of 5 stars.


About the Author

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author whose two favorite time periods are Medieval, which she has combined with her love of fairy tales, and Regency England, which stems from her love of Jane Austen. She is a 2-time Christy Award finalist, a 2-time Maggie Award winner, winner of The National Reader's Choice Award for 2010's Best First Book, and winner of the 2012 Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing, hanging out on facebook, and being with her husband, two daughters, and two guinea pigs near Huntsville, Alabama. Visit her on the web at http://www.MelanieDickerson.com