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**BLOG TOUR + REVIEW** RENEGADE RED BY: LAUREN BIRD HOROWITZ

Renegade Red: Book Two of The Light Trilogy - Lauren Bird Horowitz
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Introducing RENEGADE RED, Sequel to Award-Winning SHATTERED BLUE!

 

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ONLY A RENEGADE WILL SURVIVE

 

Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.

 

Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

 

Collect all three of RENEGADE RED’s limited edition covers, revealed by USA TODAY

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"Poetry on every page. Horowitz paints pure beauty with her tangle of heart stopping words.

The Light Trilogy is magic typeset."

- E.J Mellow (Author of The Dreamland Series)

 

"A vibrant blend of dystopian dysfunction and ethereal fantasy...a thrill ride."

- J. Kowallis, Author of The Enertia Trials

 

“Beautifully written with a poetic soul…Renegade Red isn't just a sequel. It is the continuation of a magical story that weaves itself into your heart, leaving you breathless.”

- Kristen Hunt, Author of Blonde Eskimo

 

"A must read"

- VOYA Magazine

 

 

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"Anyone who’s ever fantasized about kissing a Fae will enjoy Noa and Callum’s

first, sexy kiss. . . . Hip. . . fast-moving. . . lyrically concise.”

—KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

“I guarantee you'll be hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.”

—USA TODAY, Must-read Romances of 2015

 

“A fantastical tale of love and betrayal

. . . more than enough emotion and angst to keep any romance-loving teenager

glued to the pages, and the promise of a trilogy will keep them eagerly

anticipating the next book."

—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

“A book to fall for”

—BUZZFEED

 

“Not your average fairy tale . . .will have you clamoring for more of a story that

you didn’t see coming . . . new and surprising."

—HYPABLE

 

“Magic, action and a really, really attractive love interest . . .

what more could you want?"

—GLITTER MAGAZINE

 

“A love story you won't soon forget . . .

a story of protection, sacrifice, and love."

—SHEKNOWS.COM

 

“Book To Lean On When The Going Gets Tough."

—BUSTLE

 

“A Book for All Ages”

—MARIASHRIVER.COM

 

“Fae, magic, elemental control . . . two hot, confused brothers . . .

LIKE YES PLEASE . . . WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!”

– Benjamin Alderson,

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CAN LOVE SPAN WORLDS?

 

For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

 

 

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LAUREN BIRD HOROWITZ, screenwriter and novelist, has won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers' (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction, and the 2016 International Book Award for Best Fantasy. It was also listed as one of USA Today's top romances of 2015, and selected as a notable book by Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Hypable, San Francisco Book Review, Glitter, The Culturalist, Teen Reads, Maria Shriver.com, Bustle and others.

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Bird studied writing at Harvard University with novelist Jamaica Kincaid, winning several prizes including the Edward Eager Memorial Prize for fiction and Winthrop-Sargent Prize for writing. She’s a proud member of the Writers Guild of America.

 

 

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My Review: 5 out of 5 stars! 
What a read! I am borderline speechless. I guess if I had to sum up my thoughts with just one word it would be WHOOOOAAAA!!!! 

 

I was blown away by the end of the first book, Shattered Blue, but Renegade Red was surprise after surprise. From page one to the very last, Horowitz kept me on toes. Everything about this book was MORE, more surprises, more action, more mystery, more answers... and more questions, and more gorgeous writing and moving poetry. Be prepared for ALL THE FEELS in this addition to The Light Trilogy! I am DYING to know what happens next! Can't wait to get my hands on that final book, etc n though I'm in no way prepared for this series to end. 

 

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

RENEGADE RED BLOG TOUR SIGN UP & GIVEAWAYS!!

Renegade Red: Book Two of The Light Trilogy - Lauren Bird Horowitz

Calling all bookblogger Renegades!

YOU are the new face of the bookworld, and we want YOU to be a part of the big release for RENEGADE RED, the second book of the Award-Winning series, THE LIGHT TRILOGY, by Lauren Bird Horowitz!
 
We have some FANTASTIC bookish prizes for our participants, so please sign up for your special advanced access to RENEGADE RED, the sequel to SHATTERED BLUE, and join our Renegade Army!

 

HOW IT WORKS:

We will provide you with early, exclusive NetGalley access to this hotly anticipated sequel, as well as a ready-made post with the cover art, book summary, and background on the series. In return, you promise to post your honest review of the novel to your Blog and Goodreads between 2/1-3/14, and on publication day (March 14) to Amazon.com. We will also provide you ready-made graphics to use on social media—all that’s missing is you!

AND, by joining our RENEGADE blog tour and posting, you will be AUTOMATICALLY be entered in a special BLOGGER GIVEAWAY: for a gorgeous Renegade Red shattered light necklace (retail value: $124) and a signed Special Limited Edition hardcover copy of RENEGADE RED, featuring the rare Traveler Collector’s Cover.

Every post you do—your blog, your social media channels, goodreads, and amazon—gets you another entry for this very special prize!
 

Additionally, if you send us Proof of Preorder for any version of RENEGADE RED, you will also be entered into a special PREORDER BLOGGER GIVEAWAY, for a complete set of Renegade Red Bookmarks (4 in all) and a $150 giftcard to Amazon! 

Please go to laurenbirdhorowitz.com/renedage-red/blog-tour/  to sign up today. We can’t wait to have you on #TeamRENEGADE, and we thank you all so much for your love and dedication to the Book World!

ABOUT RENEGADE RED:

RENEGADE RED’s three limited edition covers were revealed by USA TODAY, and fellow YA authors have already fallen in love:
 

"A vibrant blend of dystopian dysfunction and ethereal fantasy...a thrill ride."
- J. Kowallis, author of The Enertia Trials

 

"Poetry on every page. Horowitz paints pure beauty with her tangle of heart stopping words. The Light Trilogy is magic typeset."
- E.J Mellow, author of The Dreamland series

 

"Beautifully written with a poetic soul.  I found myself immersed in Horowitz's words. Renegade Red isn’t just a sequel.  It is the continuation of a magical story that weaves itself into your heart, leaving you breathless as you wait for more."
- Kristen Hunt, author of Blonde Eskimo

 

 

THE STORY:

ONLY A RENEGADE WILL SURVIVE

Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.
 
Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

CLOSET CASE BY K.M. NEUHOLD REVIEW + A GIVEAWAY!!

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Closets are for shoes, not people
Don’t miss this sweet, sexy, hilarious M/M romance
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Synopsis:
 
Jax
That awkward moment when you accidentally fool around with a closet case. I have a strict
policy against dating closeted guys. Confused straight guys? Absolutely. Guys who don’t mind
being out and proud? Duh. But closet cases are a hard pass. Been there, done that, have the t-
shirt with a giant picture of a broken heart on it. It would be a lot easier to stick to my dating rule
if Matthew Hart could be slightly less irresistible.
Matthew
Being a closeted gay college football player is not all it’s cracked up to be. After I broke my high
school boyfriend’s heart by refusing to come out of the closet, I swore off serious dating. I don’t
want to hurt anyone like that again, and I’ll admit I’m protecting my own heart in the process,
too. It was a lot easier to stick to my no dating rule before I laid eyes on Jax Greene. He’s
exactly my type in every possible way. If there’s even the slightest chance that history won’t
repeat itself, I want to see where things might lead. Convincing Jax to give me a chance though
might be the toughest play I’ve ever made.
 
 
 
**This book is the first M/M installment of the Sexy Nerd Boys series, but can be read as a
stand-alone. Recommended for 18+ due to language and all kinds of hot sex
 
 
 
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** My Review **
 
I’m pretty sure Sexy Nerd Boys is my guilty pleasure. I swear I gleefully fly through each one of these books in a day. Once I start I don’t stop until I am finished. Closet Case was no exception.
 
 
Matthew and Jax were so freaking cute and I really liked them together. I really loved Jax’s upbeat attitude and sense of humor, and I especially loved just how comfortable Jax was in his own skin. On the flip side of that, I appreciated seeing Matthew’s journey too. I couldn’t imagine the pressures and worries one might have in coming out. But I do think stories like this one that openly explores issues like this help us all get a better idea, which is a wonderful thing.
 
We also got to see little bits with the others couples we’ve come to love from past books, which is always cool…and that Epilogue…AMAZING!! I look forward to seeing what comes next!
 
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

ISLE BY: JES DORY

Isle - Jes Dory

 

    A remote island full of mystery and myth, hidden powers, and an old prophecy made Isle an interesting page turner. I truly loved the setting of this story. Stone Isle was such a cool backdrop to the huge mystery involving Nora's past, present, and future. The characters were compelling as well. Every time I picked this book up I found myself completely engrossed in the story and I didn't want to put it down...alas real life demanded my attention repeatedly though so I couldn't devour this the way I wanted to.

 

 

The only thing I was kind of ify about was the initial love interest that turned out to be a really awkward situation. I get why it was done, but it still had a weird vibe going on for a bit. I did feel like the turn around from this situation felt a little rushed too, but I'd be interested to see if that ultimately gets explained a little in the next book, or if a lot of that has a something to do with this "bond" that took place.

 

 

I really appreciated the enthralling myths this island and its inhabitants were involved in too. That ending was fantastic, and it definitely made me want more! I will eagerly be awaiting the next installment!

HEIR OF THUNDER BY: KARISSA LAUREL

Heir of Thunder (Stormbourne Chronicles Book 1) - Sue Fairchild, Karissa Laurel

 

   I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this story! I really loved that it read more like an epic fantasy. The journey Evie and Gideon took over land, sea, and even air; meeting friend and foe along the way, was quite a ride! I honestly found each place they traveled very interesting, along with all the new people they met.

 

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Evie was a great leading lady. She started out this story pretty naïve and sheltered. But what she lacked in experience and worldly knowledge she definitely made up for in temperament! I mean, this girl had to flee the only home she had ever known going up in flames with the people she considered family, to ride out into the dangerous unknown with only her trusty horse, cloak, meager supplies and the stoic horse master Gideon. And bravo to her for keeping her head in the midst of all that! She even (mostly) listened to Gideon's instructions and put up with his secretiveness along the way. That's a hell of a lot more than I would have been capable of  doing! I actually liked that she was naïve in the beginning, seeing these new places and experiencing things for the first time through her eyes made everything seem just a little more beguiling. It also made her interactions with people more interesting. I feel like she got a taste of the best and worst that humanity has to offer, and with each new meeting, whether good or bad, she grew as a person, and as a soon to be Queen, which was important.

 

I quite liked Gideon too. He was pretty standoffish in the beginning especially, but I think in the end he did genuinely come to care for Evie, and I think he is a good guy, caught in a very hard situation. By the end of this book I came to feel like I understood much of why he was the way he was, most especially with Evie, and it made more sense to me. I'm rooting for this guy! I was super proud of Evie each time she showed him how much he underestimated her though! So I suppose I am mostly TEAM EVIE!

 

The magical/mythical element here was fantastic! The Stormbourne legacy was enchanting! Descendants and rulers of Thunder and Lightening....

 

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Evie has a very rich family legacy and I quite enjoyed each new piece we learned about it as the story progressed. I am DYING to know what happens next after that KILLER ending!

 

 

I CAN'T WAIT to get my hands on the next book! To briefly sum this up for you, if you are a fan of fantasy, give this book a try! So much happened, so many lands were explored, and the characters were well fleshed out and had grown by the end, and I find it very impressive that Heir of Thunder managed to feel so epic in just 288 pages, but it did, so major props to Laurel for pulling that off! A cloak of invisibility, flying ship, kidnapping, prophecy, betrayal, adventure, revolution, and forbidden love, I mean what more could you possibly want?!

 

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

ALL DARLING CHILDREN BY: KATRINA MONROE

All Darling Children - Jaimey Grant;Wendy Swore;Rita J. Webb;Paige Ray;Jeanne Voelker;K. G. Borland;Gwendolyn McIntyre;Katrina Monroe;S. M. Carrière

 

   THANK YOU Katrina Monroe for bringing some LOST GIRL magic into this story!

Peter Pan is one of my favorite stories! I usually quite like most of the retellings and alternate versions of the tale too. So I guess it comes as no surprise that I enjoyed this one as well. BUT one of the really cool and unique things about this book was the very prominent strong female factor. I have to admit, I was always slightly disappointed that there weren't any lost girls, and I think Monroe did an awesome job at filling this gap in All Darling Children. Even if some of these girls weren't technically thought of as such throughout most of the story. The girls in this book were fierce and cunning, and not all of them were entirely likeable, but they were keen and ferocious.

 

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I loved the depiction of Peter Pan in this story! One thing that is common in any Peter Pan tale, new, old, or in between...he is arrogant through and through. I like how Monroe took that and twisted it into a new darker perspective. This Peter was familiar in many ways, the crowing, the games, boyish charm, and such. But everything about this book was darker. Peter was something to be feared. Everything about him was feral, a brutal savage whose selfish, bloodthirsty desires are grim enough to shape the world around him, and its inhabitants.

 

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I found the Darling family so interesting! I kind of loved that they were a mess. I had never really thought much about their time after Neverland, and as disturbing as it could be at times, I thought Monroe came up with a super fascinating story line for them. I only wish we would have got a tiny glimpse at what Neverland would have looked like after a brief time after the end of this book. Not going to be spoilery here, but it's driving me a little mad not knowing if the atmosphere changed there after time, or if everything Madge went through and her new role in the world changed her in ways that we've seen before. History repeating itself and such. Part of me hopes for the former, but wouldn't the latter be such a wickedly delicious and fitting continuation of this story??!!

 

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

FIRE FALLING BY: ELISE KOVA

Fire Falling (Air Awakens Series Book 2) (Volume 2) - Elise Kova

"There was something severed and rough about her, something tainted and, yet at the same time those jagged pieces were the makings of something fearsome. She'd wanted to become something the Senate would fear. Why not shatter the sky?"

 

 

I loved this story! Air Awakens was great, but Fire Falling knocked my socks off! Why oh why have I waited so long to start this series?! The plot progression was perfection, more action, more magic, and more delicious tension between Vhalla and Aldrik! I liked the inclusion of some new characters, and getting to know some of the originals a little better. I was glad to see Vhalla training and growing into her role. I love how fierce she is becoming! Throw in a few big surprises and devastations and you have the whole package in this wonderful sequel.

UPDRIFT BY: ERRIN STEVENS

Updrift - Errin Stevens

 

  Updrift wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was still an enjoyable read. I guess I was expecting a little more action and fantasy in this book, and while it did ultimately deliver on both of these, it did take quite some time to really do so. BUT where these elements were lacking in the first half or so of the story, there was really strong character and relationship development. In my opinion this was probably the strongest element in this story. So while it wasn't quite what I was expecting, I still enjoyed the journey to get to the parts I was anticipating. I think there was a lot of exploration into coming of age, falling in love, being a friend, a daughter, a mother, an aunt, basically the whole family dynamic in general. Stevens develops and nurtures each relationship with a lot of time and care, and I appreciate that.

 

 

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Once we got more into the fantasy elements of the story, I found it quite interesting. I really liked that the men (Sirens) were the feature here. I feel like so often with "mermaids" we are getting the female take on them, so it was nice to see Stevens' version with the Sirens taking the lead.

 

 

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I liked the idea of them as a generally peaceful and devoted race. The fact that they mate for life was a sweet touch. I really enjoyed seeing a little of their home in the sea and their customs. Although I feel like there is a lot that could still be done with that aspect of the story. I had really high hopes for the world building here, but I feel as if there could have been more there. I would really love to see this world be expanded upon in the next book. I think that would take these books to a whole new level. All in all I enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to seeing what the next book, Breakwater holds in store!

A SALE & A GIVEAWAY!!

Shattered Blue - Lauren Bird Horowitz

 

One of my FAVORITE books is the Kindle Daily Deal today! You can snag your copy of Shattered Blue today for only $1.99!! AND as if that wasn't awesome enough...after you get your copy you can send proof of purchase  (confirmation number or screenshot) to thelighttrilogy@yahoo.com to be entered in the giveaway from author Lauren Bird Horowitz to win an ARC of the sequel RENEGADE RED way before it is available for anyone else! You don't want to miss this awesome deal! 

 

Grab your copy of Shattered Blue on sale here: http://amzn.to/1Ln5dMe

 

UPDRIFT BY: ERRIN STEVENS

Updrift - Errin Stevens

 

Updrift wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was still an enjoyable read. I guess I was expecting a little more action and fantasy in this book, and while it did ultimately deliver on both of these, it did take quite some time to really do so. BUT where these elements were lacking in the first half or so of the story, there was really strong character and relationship development. In my opinion this was probably the strongest element in this story. So while it wasn't quite what I was expecting, I still enjoyed the journey to get to the parts I was anticipating. I think there was a lot of exploration into coming of age, falling in love, being a friend, a daughter, a mother, an aunt, basically the whole family dynamic in general. Stevens develops and nurtures each relationship with a lot of time and care, and I appreciate that.

 

 

family

 

 

Once we got more into the fantasy elements of the story, I found it quite interesting. I really liked that the men (Sirens) were the feature here. I feel like so often with "mermaids" we are getting the female take on them, so it was nice to see Stevens' version with the Sirens taking the lead.

 

 

merman

 

 

I liked the idea of them as a generally peaceful and devoted race. The fact that they mate for life was a sweet touch. I really enjoyed seeing a little of their home in the sea and their customs. Although I feel like there is a lot that could still be done with that aspect of the story. I had really high hopes for the world building here, but I feel as if there could have been more there. I would really love to see this world be expanded upon in the next book. I think that would take these books to a whole new level. All in all I enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to seeing what the next book, Breakwater holds in store!

AIR AWAKENS BY: ELISE KOVA

Air Awakens (Air Awakens Series Book 1) - Elise Kova

I really enjoyed this story! I loved the idea that this shy little librarian had this extremely big and exciting magic just laying in wait inside of her. I was quite surprised just how she really came about accepting that, aka the plunge lol. I mean, wow. That is not likely something I will forget for awhile.  

 

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The characters were really interesting. I quite like Vhalla, but I think I liked her most towards the end of the book, mostly because that's when we really got to see just how strong she was.

The Dark Prince...mmmmm.  

 

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He was great, also! I thought their letters back and forth in the beginning were really cute. I liked how their connection developed throughout the book, the ups and downs of it. I'm really curious to see how things are between them as the series progresses. There are a few other characters I am not quite yet sure about, whether they be true friends or foes, but I kind of really love that. Makes it that much more of an adventure, not really being sure who to trust!

 

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The fantasy element was super cool here. I love elemental control! Add that in with the political intrigue and a war, and you have yourself an attention grabber. I am super excited to see more of the elemental control parts as the series progresses. I feel like we only scratched on the surface with it in this one, and I look forward to seeing it more in depth in the coming books. All in all I liked this book and I am excited to start Fire Falling soon!

MOONLIGHT FALLING BY: KARISSA LAUREL

Moonlight Falling: A Norse Chronicles Novella (The Norse Chronicles Book 0) - Karissa Laurel

 

  I don't know that I have ever read a prequel that was centered around someone that we know met a tragic fate. It was quite an experience.

 

 

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I feel like I soaked it all in a little deeper. Each question felt deeper, each victory more sweet, and each relationship felt so utterly bittersweet I ached from it. I can't even tell you how excited I was to find out we were going to get a prequel where we got to meet Mani, and my friends, this did not disappoint!

 

 

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I was enchanted by Mani. He was so kind, and I really loved watching him build his life in Alaska. We also got to see many other familiar faces, it was cool to see some different sides to them as well. Watching Val be the unshakable best friend, and seeing this much softer side of Skyla, was a welcome addition. I also appreciated seeing the relationship between Mani and Solina. Their unique bond coming through so strong, as if it were a tangible thing, even through the massive distance between them.

 

 

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All around I felt like Moonlight Falling read more intimate than any other Norse Chronicles book. It was like peeking behind the curtain, unnoticed and observing people in their natural habitats, in a total non-creeper way ;)

 

This was a great addition to the series, and also pretty awesome that it can be read first. If you haven't started this series yet and want a taste, you could definitely start here.

 

** BIG HUGS right back at you Karissa Laurel**

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

A MOONLIGHT FALLING RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY!!

Moonlight Falling: A Norse Chronicles Novella (The Norse Chronicles Book 0) - Karissa Laurel

 

Happy Moonlight Falling Monday! That's right, Moonlight Falling by Karissa Laurel is out today!

 

 

To celebrate this fabulous day, I will be giving away a kindle copy of this book to one lucky winner!

 

 

Description:

 

**Moonlight Falling is a prequel novella to Midnight Burning; Book One of The Norse Chronicles.**

Before he moved to Alaska, Chapman “Mani” Mundy promised his twin sister he would find out why shadows seemed to follow him and why ice sometimes formed in his footsteps. For nearly three years, he has failed to keep that promise, but a budding romance with co-worker, Skyla Ramirez, inspires him to renew his investigation.

If Mani has any hope for a real relationship with Skyla, there can be no secrets or mysteries between them, but as he hunts for the source of his peculiar abilities, sinister adversaries with dangerous motives will emerge from the shadows to conspire against him.

 

 

How to enter:

 

Just comment on this post to be entered to win! And if you want to be super awesome you could go give this wonderful author a follow on any one (or all) of her sites!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karissalaurel

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karissalaurel/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarissaLaurel

 

I'll keep this giveaway open for 24 hours!

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Afterimage (The Enertia Trials Book 1) - J. Kowallis Encender (The Enertia Trials Book 2) - J. Kowallis Duality (The Enertia Trials Book 3) - J. Kowallis

 

*FLASH FREEBIES*

 

Duality (EnertiaTrials 3) by J. Kowallis releases on Friday, which is absolutely AMAZING (check out my gushing 5 star review on the blog)!

 

 

If you haven't started this series yet, the time COULD NOT BE BETTER! Afterimage & Encender (books 1&2) are now FREE on Amazon kindle!!  They are only free for a limited time so grab your copies NOW! If you like dystopian, great world building, strong characters and just general awesomeness, then this is the series for you!

 

 

You can also come celebrate the release of Duality tonight on Facebook with a whole lineup of fabulous authors, Lauren Bird Horowitz, E.J. Mellow, Elise Kova, Dela, Jennifer Kay Wilson, and Courtney Ruggles & enter to win some awesome bookish prizes including a $100 Amazon giftcard!

 

 

 

Links:

 

AFTERIMAGE:
https://www.amazon.com/Afterimage-Enertia-Trials-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00VVPZY0O/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1479398726&sr=8-2

 

ENCENDER:
https://www.amazon.com/Encender-Enertia-Trials-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01B5EIV7I/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1479398726&sr=8-3

 

FACEBOOK RELEASE PARTY:
https://m.facebook.com/events/338789266473502

 

NEARLY UNDONE BY: DEVON ASHLEY

Nearly Undone (Nearly #3) - Devon Ashley

 

   Well to say that this book was surprising would be an understatement. Nearly Undone is SHOCKING and it will rock you down to your foundation. This is not for the faint of heart though. There are some very graphic scenes both violent and sexual, this whole series deals with the horror that is human trafficking, and there are many times your heart will ache while reading this. It is dark, gritty, raw, and devastating. But there is also such strength, courage, and just enough hope to keep you hanging on.

 

 

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I have to say how much I admired Megan (aka Claire) in this book. She has always been strong throughout the series, but I felt like in this book she really flaunted it. I think she regained some a lot of her confidence and fighting spirit and I really enjoyed watching her push back hard this time around. BUT. While I understood her rational behind a lot of the choices she made, and they were always brave, some just screamed bad judgement to me. There were a couple kindle shouting outbursts from me, I'm not going to lie.

 

  

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The story was fast paced, lots of action and suspense. Definitely a few moments that will shock the hell out of you! I mean, I still can't get over a few scenes from that compound. I have a feeling they will stay with me for some time. I will also say I REALLY LOVED this ending. It felt just right. I don't do spoilers, so no details, but the ending fit this series so perfectly, I truly couldn't think of anything I would change about it.

 

 

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I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

FACEBOOK RELEASE PARTY FOR DUALITY BY: J. KOWALLIS!!

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Duality (The Enertia Trials Book 3) - J. Kowallis

 

Hey Bookworms! There's a rockin' Facebook party for the release of Duality by J. Kowallis happening this Thursday 11/17!! That means you can come chat about all things bookish and enter to win some sweet prizes from the lady of the hour herself, J. Kowallis, along with authors, Lauren Bird Horowitz, E.J. Mellow, Elise Kova, Dela, Jennifer Kay Wilson, and Courtney Ruggles!! And you get to do it all from the comfort of your home! Click the link below to find out more info and join in all the fun! 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/338789266473502/?ti=cl