Blog Tour A House Of Rage & Sorrow

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A House of Rage and Sorrow

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Book Two in the Celestial Series 

Published: 3rd September 2019

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

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Sangu Mandanna’s Website

One kingdom. One crown. One family.

“Maybe it’s time the great House of Rey came to an end. After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.”

Esmae once wanted nothing more than to help her golden brother win the crown of Kali but that dream died with her best friend. Alexi broke her heart, and she vowed to destroy him for it. And with her sentient warship Titania beside her, how can she possibly fail?

As gods, beasts, and kingdoms choose sides, Alexi seeks out a weapon more devastating than even Titania. Past lives threaten the present. Old enemies claim their due. And Esmae cannot outrun the ghosts and the questions that haunt her. What really happened to her father? What was the third boon her mother asked of Amba? For in the shadows, lurking in wait, are secrets that will swallow her whole.

The House of Rey is at war. And the entire galaxy will bleed before the end.

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A House of Rage and Sorrow, picks up a few months after A Spark of White Fire finish. This is an action packed book, that blends Mahabharata Hindu mythology, along with an Epic Science-Fiction to creative an enjoyable powerful Space Opera.

A vivid, gripping brilliant sequel with a turbulent continuous moving plot-line, that readers will not be able to put down.

A House of Rage and Sorrow, starts off quickly from within its first chapters and then just goes full steam. In this second installment, the author continues to masterly create some of the most amazing world building and the characters come to life much more here than in the previous introductory book in this trilogy.

The book is an complexity of political intrigue, and nail biting roller coaster of a ride.

The Authors vibrant characters, and interesting plots inspired by existing Hindu folklore. Sangu Mandanna has masterly recreated the interwoven Mahabharata mythology, while adding her own twist. I was captivated from page one. I found this story to be engrossing, well thought out.

Perfectly paced and captivating with rich imaginable world building. The storyline is engaging and compelling, The novel is so intriguing, and well-written, with absolutely fantastic characters that totally captivated and fascinated me. I really enjoyed the multi-POV’s, I’m fairly sure rarely any reader gets the chance to see a sentient of a warship’s Point of view.

The strength of this novel handsdown is the author’s fabulous characterizations,

I was captivated and totally invested in the characters struggles in this emotional, sometimes heartbreaking riveting tale. A perfectly created explosive, cliffhanger of ending ending.

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Named one of the best 25 space opera books by BookRiot!

The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return to.

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. 

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali. 

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart. 

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

The Author

Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. Sangu now lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and kids.

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Blog Tour Dragonslayer & Giveaway

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Print Length: 304 pages
Publisher:
Tor Books (July 2, 2019)
Publication Date: July 2, 2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Language: English
ASIN: B07CRFSDLS



Author of one of BuzzFeed ‘s Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013

Do you have what it takes to be a Dragonslayer?

In this epic, adventure fantasy series, an unlikely hero, Guillot dal Villevauvais, must overcome his disgraced past as a failed member of the King’s guard and hunt down a ferocious beast thought long extinct. A dangerous quest, led by the swordsmanship of Gill, the magical powers of Solène, a barmaid nearly burned to the stake, and the goodness of Prince Bishop. From the critically acclaim fantasy author Duncan M. Hamilton, this fast-moving series is a must-read for fans of epic, sword-and-sorcery adventures.

Successfully mixes swords, sorcery, and skullduggery with complex characters. Dumas fans will especially appreciate the faux-French setting. This is pure adventure fun with plenty for epic fantasy readers to enjoy.

In his magnificent, heroic, adventure fantasy, Dragonslayer, Duncan M. Hamilton debuts the first book in a fast-moving trilogy: a dangerous tale of lost magics, unlikely heroes, and reawakened dragons.

Once a member of the King’s personal guard, Guillot dal Villevauvais spends most days drinking and mourning his wife and child. He’s astonished—and wary—when the Prince Bishop orders him to find and destroy a dragon. He and the Prince Bishop have never exactly been friends and Gill left the capital in disgrace five years ago. So why him? And, more importantly, how is there a dragon to fight when the beasts were hunted to extinction centuries ago by the ancient Chevaliers of the Silver Circle?

On the way to the capitol city, Gill rescues Solène, a young barmaid, who is about to be burned as a witch. He believes her innocent…but she soon proves that she has plenty of raw, untrained power, a problem in this land, where magic is forbidden. Yet the Prince Bishop believes magic will be the key to both destroying the dragon and replacingthe young, untried King he pretends to serve with a more pliable figurehead.
Between Gill’s rusty swordsmanship and Solene’s unstable magic, what could go wrong?

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-The Author Successfully mixes swords, sorcery, and skullduggery with complex characters. Dumas fans will especially appreciate the faux-French setting. This is pure adventure fun with plenty for epic fantasy readers to enjoy.

Mirabaya, a country similar to medieval France, is ruled by a young, untried king who should be easily led by Amaury, the head of the church. Amaury knows power is often best wielded frombehind the throne, out of sight, out of range of an assassin…. Threatening his plans is news of a dragon, a creature thought destroyed centuries ago. How best to deal with this nuisance?

Dragonslayer

Duncan M. Hamilton

Tor Teen

The Dragonslayer Trilogy:

1. Dragonslayer

2. Knight of the Silver Circle

3. Servant of the Crown

This book was received as an ARC from The Author,

Duncan M. Hamilton and the Publisher Tor Teen, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Once a member of the King’s personal guard, Guillot dal Villevauvais

is now a middle age over weight, and living his life down a bottle. Gill needs to resurrect himself if he is actually going to accomplish the daunting task set before him ….and become the eponymous Dragonslayer once more , …Our hero

Selene character slowly builds but she just wants to have a simple life. A character in this book that I was connected to, I was really intrigued by the undefined nature of her raw magic I just wished there was more of her in the storyline. Maybe I am just being biased.

Together they join forces to take down a vengeful dragon, Alpheratz

The storyline develops as millennium of old secrets are brought to the surface.

This Old school Fantasy World-building but it felt somewhat light. Personally I think the book is actually more character driven. The Authors creative and engaging dialogue and writing style, sucked me into this heroic, adventure fantasy, world.

Together they join forces as a millennium of old secrets are brought to the surface, What really stood out for me was how the author descriptive voice of the Dragons POV. Hamilton draws on our sympathies for the dragons and gives them emotions.

This is the First installment in Hamilton’s Trilogy, And I am already looking forward to reading more. The author gives little subtle hints of empire he is building.

I think there is going to be more back story brought to life in the following books in this series.

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Duncan M. Hamilton is the Amazon best selling writer of fantasy novels and short stories, including The Wolf of the North and the Society of the Sword trilogy. He has Master’s Degrees in History and Law, and practised as a barrister before writing full time. Duncan is particularly interested in the Medieval and Renaissance periods, from which he draws inspiration for his stories.


He lives in Ireland, near the sea, and when not writing he enjoys sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, cycling, and skiing.
His debut novel, ‘The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword Volume 1)’ was featured on Buzzfeed’s 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year, 2013.Duncan is a member of The Society of Authors, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). He is represented by DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary.
      
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Blog Tour The Moment We Fell

Hello Bookish Friends Today I have Have joined the author, Kelli Warner to bring you

The Moment We Fell , Book Tour  @kelliwarner

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The Moment We Fell

By Kelli Warner

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 25th 2019

Wave Runner Publishing

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·   $50 Amazon gift card

·   Wooden sign that reads: Coffee: because adulting is hard

·   Coffee mug

·   Decorative candle

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**************Nothing good happens when people keep secrets.***************

Paige Bryant’s dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer died along with her mother.

Drowning in grief and plagued by guilt, Paige is blindsided by a provision in her mother’s will

that sends her to live with the father she never knew. Forced to start over in a new town and at

a new school where she’s now the principal’s daughter, Paige is convinced that her life can’t

possibly get more complicated—until fate throws her into the path of the only boy her guardian

tells her is off-limits.

Despite two years on the straight and narrow, Cade Matthews can’t escape his time as a

juvenile delinquent. With his dad behind bars, Cade’s feelings of anger and betrayal are as

relentless as the rumors he’s trying to outrun. The only person not listening to the gossip is the

new girl with her own set of troubles, including a father who will never give Cade a fair shake.

As Paige tries to adjust to her new life and an uncertain future, a set of unopened journals

reveals a dark family secret. When tensions rise to a boiling point, can Paige and Cade make

peace with the past before it destroys them?

Cade slides off the rock and moves to stand in front of me. The rain has stopped. “Tell me about your mom.” Everything in my body threatens to shut down, as if he just pulled the fire alarm on my soul. “What was she like?” Unable to look him in the eyes or grasp a cohesive sentence that consists of more than three words, I stare at the dirt and mumble, “She was amazing.” Cade’s tenor is soft when he asks, “What made her amazing?” “How much time do you have?” Leaning in, he whispers, “As much time as it takes.”

“Dude, you’ve got total stalker eyes,” Jared says after the song comes to an end. “Shut up,” I growl. “I get it,” he says. “But unless you’re willing to go over there and talk to her, you need to holster the daggers you’re throwing at that guy.”

What I want is to know more about this girl. This mix of hurricane and humility that I’ve never experienced before. She’s sassy and self-reliant, tenacious and timid, and beneath her moments of boldness, deep down where she thinks no one can see, this girl is wounded.

“What does your tattoo say?” Without a word, Cade draws back his sleeve to reveal three words: Live Every Day.

Paige tilts her face to the ceiling. Tears leak from the corners of her eyes and I swipe gently at the wetness with my thumbs. “Why are you crying?” “I’ve been so lost since my mom died,” she whispers. My heart aches at her pain, and I want to make things better for her. But sometimes things just hurt and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Mom wasn’t a perfect human being—none of us are—but in my eyes, she came pretty close. She was selfless, always trying to do the best she could for me, even when I didn’t appreciate it or even notice. She impacted my life in a million little ways by merely being a part of it. When I think of it like that—I finally get it. I finally understand the one thing I didn’t before. I thought my grief was a punishment for all I had done wrong, for not being able to save Mom. But the truth is—my grief is proof that I loved her, and that she loved me in return. And that, by any measure, isn’t a punishment. It’s a gift.

I glide across the floor, my powerful legs propelling me effortlessly into the air as I leap, my arms brushing the air gracefully in a grand jeté before I land once more. For a moment, I close my eyes, losing myself in the rhythm, dissolving into the joy exuding from every limb. I whip my leg powerfully in a double fouetté en tournant followed by three more as pure bliss pulses through me. As I move, I envision all I’ve endured—the pain, the emptiness and the longing for a world I’d lost without warning—and I imagine it dissolving into the floor beneath me. In its place springs hope and love and endless possibilities. There’s room now for all that. There’s room for the happy, confident girl who’d been exiled the day her world crumbled beyond her control.

Paige’s Top Ten Tips about Moving to a Small Town

1. Find the coffee shop. There’s always one in a small town and identifying where you can get your daily caffeine fix is essential.

2. Be open to making new friends. No one wants to sit alone in the school cafeteria.

3. Prepare to stand out. Being the new girl in school comes with a lot of unwanted attention, especially when you are the principal’s daughter.

4. Join the dance team or be prepared to say no—repeatedly. 

5. Stop trying to figure out why your mom sent you here. It’s your home now, don’t fight it.

6. Every small town has its annual traditions. Embrace them and take your little sister to visit Santa.

7. Get used to talking about your feelings. Everyone is going to want you to do that.

8. Rumors and gossip travel fast in a small town. Watch what you say and don’t believe everything you hear.

9. Be open to possibilities. Maybe things didn’t turn out the way you expected, but change can bring new beginnings.

10. Don’t write off the bad boy in town. There’s likely more to him than meets the eye. (wink)

Website: https://www.kelliwarner.com/

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Kelli Warner writes humorous and relatable young adult and contemporary romance novels, the kind of

stories that get your insides so wound up in an ooey gooey mess that you forget about the un-fun stuff in

life. She’s passionate for a good cup of coffee (even a bad one on a desperate day), enjoying time with

friends and family, and spending lazy Saturday mornings watching the Food Network. Kelli and her

husband live in Oregon with their two teenaged children and an outstanding border collie named Lucy

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Blog Tour and Giveaway

The Birth of Gemini

Welcome to the tour for graphic novel, The Birth of Gemini by C.S Johnson! Make sure to enter for a chance to win a copy of the book!

The Birth of Gemini (The Signs of the Stars #1)

Publication Date: July 2018

Genre: Manga/ Graphic Novel

Length: 42 Pages

Years and light-years away, one father must find the courage to do whatever it takes to protect his children …

As a surgeon for the Mercy Interplanetary Alliance, Micheel Reshi is no stranger to difficult choices. But when his wife, Nabelle, gives brith to their twins, Micheel is horrified to find Callox and Pasher bare the Sign of Gemini on their arms. The bright constellation marks them as carriers of the hidden code Earth’s last generation had engineered into human DNA—and marks them as targets by the Collectors, a group of people determined to wipe out all memory of Old Earth and its existence.

When Count Lux, Nabelle’s cousin and a member of the Collectors, arrives on their starship, Micheel knows he must do something to save his family—even if it means breaking them apart.

THIS IS THE SHORT STORY GRAPHIC NOVEL VERSION OF THE PREQUEL TO “THE SIGNS OF THE STARS”, A SPACE OPERA ADVENTURE SERIES FROM C. S. JOHNSON.

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C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at http://www.csjohnson.me

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Blog Tour Schedule

June 10th

Reads & Reels (Excerpt) http://readsandreels.com

The Cozy Pages (Excerpt) http://thecozypages.wordpress.com/

Where Dragons Reside (Review) https://kernerangelina.live/

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Review) http://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com

The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

June 11th

Triquetra Reviews (Excerpt) http://www.triquetrareviews.blogspot.com

Breakeven Books (Excerpt) https://breakevenbooks.com

Didi Oviatt (Excerpt) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

Misty’s Book Space (Excerpt) http://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com

June 12th

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Excerpt) https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com

Gwendalyn’s Books (Excerpt) http://gwendalynbooks.wordpress.com

The Hufflepuff Nerdette (Review) https://thehufflepuffnerdette.wordpress.com

The Reading Chemist (Excerpt) https://thereadingchemist.com/

June 13th

I’m Into Books (Excerpt) https://imintobooks.com

Reviews and Promos by Nyx (Excerpt) https://nyxblogs.wordpress.com/

My Comic Relief (Review) https://mycomicrelief.wordpress.com/

Tsarina Press (Review) https://www.tsarinapress.com

On the Shelf Reviews (Excerpt) https://ontheshelfreviews.wordpress.com

June 14th

B is for Book Review (Interview) https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review) https://jbronderbookreviews.com/

Jessica Belmont (Review) jessicabelmont.wordpress.com

Sophril Reads (Review) http://sophrilreads.wordpress.com

Sawdust and Spoons (Excerpt) http://sawdustandspoons.com/

 

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