Review: Magic Academy
By: Jillian Keep
Firia’s father worked nights but that didn’t mattered to her; it was the perfect opportunity for her to hang around the dark corridors for the Arcane Academy, a place which few humans had gone. Besides, at nights she didn’t had to meet the high elves. She went around to see the buildings and learn about them but she always went back to the same place: The Grand Library. The place in which she had spent her childhood reading tomes of spells and secrets. But as she learned more, she longed for more and more and because of that besides reading she practiced spells. Until one day she finds a hidden black book which she studied in detail before casting her first ritual. This spell was going to help her achieve her grand goal: to enter to the Academy, to make the elves notice a human. She was a human. Later on, in the library’s study room she finds herself in front of a monstrous being, the one she had summoned- a being called Varuj. He knows she wants to be a powerful sorceress and he will do anything to help her.
“He grinned unevenly at her. “Does it bother you, little human? He took hold of that massive length, gripped it in his hand and began to stroke it-actually stroke it!-right in front of her. He stared down at her petite form, mouth hanging open, fangs on display as he tongued his lower lip.”
Just WOW, I have read other stories from them but I really have to say this book is my favorite so far. I can’t really wait to read the others book that will hopefully come. This story, besides having a lot of fantasy, has sweet erotica scenes and I really love the characters. I really liked Varuj since I started reading about him- there’s something about him that captures you, his maneuver, how he knows everyhting and simply because he’s the perfect package: hot and intelligent. But of course I didn’t liked what he did with someone. Firia well she’s nice and again I like that she’s really intelligent but for me she’s not my favorite, but if it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have smexy scenes. Then there’s Mae’lin; he’s the first one to have ever talk to her (he’s an elven) and I really have to say that even if I love Varuj he’s really is competition for the hot demon. Mae’lin’s not only sweet and intelligent, he is a great fighter and he’s really nice and a good friend. What happened with him at the end (read the book!) was really shocking and that’s the main reason of why I want to continue reading this story. Mae’lin started to grow on me and I hope to see him more… I think the authors are having little issues if to leave her with Varuj or with Mae’lin- I really want to know what happens and this is the first time I have ever wondered with whom she will stay. The school is awesome, I love that they had to learn a new language and their final examination was pretty neat. Overall such a really good, I loved it and I want more of it. This authors are really getting better if they aren’t already. Thank you so much for the ARC.
Review: Rogue Hunter: Inquest (Volume 1)
by: Kevis Hendrickson
The life of a bounty hunter is never easy: they aren’t accepted anywhere and they have to kill- for money. But the life of bounty hunter Zyra Zanr is even worst than that of the others: if she doesn’t bring back the terrorist Boris Skringler “Widow Maker” that’s being accused of killinf three hundred and twenty-two passengers on a deep space transport, her life will be the pay; besides having a history with this criminal that was the man that made what she is of now, she’s in love with a Venus woman named Mikaela from New Venus world- a world which once was ruled by mens and when the fight came now womens are the ruler and the only living things in that world; they even invented new forms of having a child, but those childs will only be girls. Zyra Zanr life is about to change when she asks Queen Karah Taresh for the release of Skringler to transfer him to where he belongs, to receive the punishment from his own place: from the InterGalactic Alliance; but when the Queen refuses to do so because of her stubbornness she decides to make a plan to take him and get out to get the money she needs to finally have a life- to stop killing. But everything gets out of hands when she’s mistaken by a spy, and now not only does he is valuable because her life and money is at risk but because when war starts he is the only thing that can save New Venus. If she comes alive.
Such and amazing book! (again haha) I really have to say thanks to Kevis for all the stories he has created but also because I don’t usually read sci-fiction, besides the fact that I have never read Space Opera. So thanks for giving me a new world.
Also, the thing about New Venus (all of it) was a brilliant idea! and I do believe they are very strong. Not because I am a woman but because they are strong.
Can’t wait to know what really happened with her father, about her mother and about the ending (not telling!) and about Mika. Because Mika and Zyra being a couple was very sweet and a strong love.
You really have to read this. READ IT!
You can follow him in Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/KevisHendrickson
BLOG TOUR: The Violet Fox
by: Clare C. Marshall
“Because I realized… I don’t care if you are a Freetor. I don’t even care that you… that you are the Violet Fox.” He touched his scarred lip. “I care only for you”
Fifteen-year-old Kiera Driscoll along with other Freetors; her people that lives in the underground; such as her brother Rordan and her friend Laoise, joins The Fighters to help the Freetors to get food and other goods as they were poor, with hunger and cast away by the Marlenian; those who live in the surface; the result of a war that “ended” two hundred years ago, but the hate and issues were far from done.
Kiera steals by bein The Violet Fox; a young woman that uses a violet cape and mask; sneaking in every corner without being caught; but everything changes when she gets the chance to be face-to-face with young and charming Prince Keegan and while fighting to steal one of his brooch that could help those starving down there, but just when she decides to flee she gives him “the violet fox kiss”; a cut in his beautiful face and goes away with her brother. Her life changed when The Council of Elders requested her presence for a secret mission: she has to disguise herself as one of the noblewoman in search of the “love” of the Prince; as he has come to age of marriage; and retrieve something that belonged to the Freetors… is everything true?
Come and uncover the mysteries in this amazing story of Kiera Driscoll!
My thoughts: (SPOILER ALERT!)
Such a wonderful story; I loved Kiera and the Prince. This story showed me how thought life really is; about hunger, being poor, how rich people spend their money in useless things, cruelty; but also about loyalty and love. I have to say that I adored Prince Keegan since I “met” him. He observed and choosed depending on what he really saw, not only the surface; and I know he felt in love with her at “first” glance and he was truly a gentleman. Can’t wait to see what happens next! this really was such a good adventure story and really, I enjoyed the love parts. Thanks to the author for giving me her book to read it and write a review which I am so HAPPY to do so!
Clare Marshall grew up in rural Nova Scotia with very little television and dial up internet, and yet, she turned out okay. She has a combined honours degree in journalism and psychology from the University of King’s College, and is a graduate from Humber College’s Creative Book Publishing Program. She founded Woulds & Shoulds Editing and Design in 2010 for self-published authors and businesses looking for quality editing and design services. She enjoys publishing books through her publishing imprint, Faery Ink Press, and released her first novella, Within in 2011. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing the fiddle and making silly noises at cats.
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Review: The Tale of Liril
by: Kevis Hendrickson
Young and immature girl named Liril; and also poor; was one day out in the garden doing the chores of the day, when she thought what to get to her papa as it was coming his birthday. She wanted to give him something special, but as she only had one silver coin- besides the fact that her mama didn’t wanted her to spent money on a item- she escaped and went alone to the market.
In there she realizes she really doesn’t have anything at all and starts to weep, but an old lady makes her to go on a journey in search of a locket- a locket that will teach her a lesson.
Another great short story by Kevis; I love to read stories that has something from the classic books and magical.
Review and Interview: The Case of the Syphilitic Sister
by James Hutchings
The Case of the Syphilict Sister- Chapter 1:
Catherine Moore, a young woman, decides to go to America’s Finest Superheroic Detective Agency – serving Burlington City and the entire United States to ask if they ( in this chapter she’s talking to The Green Dragon) can find how her sister; that was shot to death by a policeman; got a disease, because she knows her sister is not the kind of type to sleep around with “random” people. It seems that when she tells them there’s NO way her parents will accept an autopsy the Golems will go out in a hunt to take a “body” out of the grave when they see another people already at the same grave they have to go. And problems starts.
Interview with James Hutchings:
Thanks James H. for asking to talk about your story: The Case of the Syphilitic Sister
INTERVIEW ❤ !
-Why did you choose to create the “good guys” as superheroes?
I’ve always been interested in superheroes. I read a lot of superhero comics as a child in the 70s and 80s, but gave them up until recently, when the internet meant I could get electronic copies of comics I remembered from my childhood.
I was particularly influenced by ‘Zenith’ and ‘Watchmen’ – two comics which treated superheroes in a relatively cynical and psychologically realistic way.
-What made you write a story about a girl that wants to know the truth behind all this?
It seems to be a tradition of ‘hardboiled’ detective stories that there’s a woman who introduces the problem to the detective. In this case I tried to make her more of a realistic character, rather than a femme fatale.
-Why create a character that doesn’t believe in what they have told her?
All mysteries rely on people not telling the truth and on the reader not being sure who’s lying. Also, cynical asides and banter seem to be a tradition of hardboiled stories.
– What do you think of the police/justice of this time?
The justice system was apparently quite racist and corrupt in the real 1930s. I think lynching operated more or less without any punishment in the South. However that’s not the focus of the story. The police are mainly a problem that the detectives have to work around.
> FAST QUESTIONS!
Whom is your favorite character?
Probably Catherine Moore (the victim’s sister) or Morty (a retired superhero who hasn’t appeared yet).
-If you were to choose a super hero who would it be and why?
Is there one whose power is being super-rich and popular and not having to fight crime?
I’m very interested in the idea of extra colors that don’t exist in our world, but might somewhere else. This idea was in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, among other places. I recently read about ‘red-green’ and ‘blue-yellow’, two colors that you can’t normally see, but which scientists Hewitt Crane and Thomas Piantanida claimed to make people ‘see’ in the 1980s. So I guess red-green and blue-yellow are my favorite colors.
-Say something to the readers!:
Thanks for reading! My blog is http://www.apolitical.info/teleleli, and I update every few days. Chapter One of ‘The Case of the Syphilitic Sister’ is up at http://www.jukepopserials.com/home/read/13, and I should be updating every month.
The Puppet’s Secret
by: Alex Samms
Read the story of a middle-aged woman that is remembering the most important events that changed her life, that are recorded in her private journal where she can remember everything she has been through. All her life she has been wondering and trying to understand why her mother never told her some thoughts, memories or anything that she think of and never talk about; she didn’t understood why some things where kept inside of our heads, but when she did understood she knew why. Besides living in a small town call Virginia, where everyone knows everyone and everything she starts wondering if what she’s feeling after seeing a beautiful, smoking hot young guy is called love. She starts thinking everyday about this man that she doesn’t even know, and worst of all she’s married, has three children, is older than him and she doesn’t even know him! but even so, she decides to plan something … something that will change her life forever.
Even if is a “short” story since I saw the book I knew I had to read it today, and I did! it was a really good story and kind of sad with the thoughts of that woman but they are SO true. -sigh- Love.. can make us do things that we may regret then.
BOOK TOUR: THE FOUNDERS
BY: HOLLY BARBO
The Founders: Book one of the Sage Seed chronicles
Welcome to a world where sages and humans are together; Ose. A world that looks so much like the Earth and yet acts like the past. Sages; they come from Earth and it seems they are made; but there are two young sages that are the first sages born in this new planet. Marisily’s life is miserable. She lives with her father and her mother; both are slaves, beaten and are abuse by Jed – Sari’s husband and Marisily’s dad. Just because Sari can’t have any children Jed has become in an abusing man. Problem is Sari’s body can’t take it anymore and dies; when Jed hears the problem he decideds to give his daughter a choice: you have to go before I come back with my new wife. Jed thinks his daughter is not going to live because of the problem this world has becuase of a asteroid that hit the planet and everything changed; but thanks to this chance she finds out she’s the youngest of the sages and finds a new home! Meet all the others sage; their problems and lifes as they decide to change back this world where everyone could learn, sing and have a peace in their lifes. But first they must capture every bandit in the world to start a new life. Are they safe?
Thanks a TONS for giving me this book! it was an awesome story and I love the characters; including the animals. Is new for me to see sages that aren’t actually born but made. Every one of them was different and I can’t wait to see what happens with this new beginning! and I would love learn more about the sages and Johan hehe. Very good the backgrounds, characters and information. I recommend it ;)!
Holly Barbo’s world is shaped by her love of her family, the beauty of the natural world in Northwest Washington State and an irrepressible creative drive.
Living where the scenery is incredible with a rich abundance of wildlife “is so special and soothing that it feels like a quiet kind of magic,” according to Barbo. She is drawn to creating stories where there is just a bit of something unworldly, perhaps it is magic or psychic skills. Her stories are mostly in non-urban settings and usually have some focus on nature, building a discordant drama inside the peaceful frame.