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Author Spotlight: Georgiana Kent

Check out this spotlight for Fantasy author Georgiana Kent!

You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!

1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!

Hi! Thank you so much for having me! My name is Georgiana and I’m a fantasy author from the UK. I used to live abroad, so my urban fantasies and fantasy romances pull in inspiration from my time in the East. I love cake, chocolate and dachshunds! Though, not necessarily in that order!

2. Tell us 5 fun facts people might not know about you!

1. I’m a teacher of languages

2. I speak Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish

3. I started going grey at 21 (I blame men!)

4. I have PCOS but was fortunate enough to become a mum several years ago.

5. I’ve always been creative, but I started out drawing mangas! I’ve drawn all my own character art.

3. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some “This or That”-questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!

Ebooks OR physical books? Both! I love my little library of physical books, but I always have an eBook on my phone

First person view OR third person view? 3rd person

Standalone OR series? Series, though I love standalones set in the same universe!

Read multiple books OR one at a time? I used to be a ‘one at a time’ kinda girl, but now I’m ‘multiple’!

Signed edition OR first edition? Love a signed copy!

Graphic novels OR comic books? Mangas! I adore Studio Ghibli!

Plot driven OR character driven? Both!

Zombies OR dragons? Make mine a dragon!

Witches OR vampires? Vampries, please!

Shop at an actual bookstore OR shop books online? Actual bookshop, I always love finding new bookshops

Hero OR anti-hero? Oo, I love me a good anti-hero! There’s someonthing about morally grey heroes…

TBR list OR mood reader? TBR list

Music while reading OR silence? Silence

Read in bed OR read on sofa? Bed!

4. When you look for books to read, what trope, theme, or type of story will always catch your attention?

I love fantasies with found family and a good slow burn romance, my favourite is enemy-to-lovers!

5. If you were to describe your writing style using 3 words, what would they be?

Original, compelling, epic

6. So what do you write? Tell us a bit more about your chosen genre, style and ongoing projects/WIPs/series!

I’m currently writing Book Three in my Soul Dominion series which is about a girl, Erica, who has a secret. One day, she’s attacked on her way home by a demon and her life is saved by Michael, an enigmatic, and sexy, time traveller! From that point on, nothing is the same as her secret and life unravel as she helps Michael and his friends save humanity from dominiation by a growing army of soul-thirsty demons. It’s the first of many series that will take place in my KeyMaster universe with faeries, fae, vampires, werewolves, demons and angels, each with different MCs and stories.

I’m also drafting a fantasy romance series. Warring Hearts will be a series of standalone novels and novellas set in Myrrithia, a land where myth meets legend and passion runs high! The novellas will be loosely based on myths, fairy tales, and folklore with equal helpings of magic, action and romance.

7. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!

Keys of Fate was released in July 2022 and is Book Two in my Soul Dominion series. It follows straight on from the climatic end to Keys of Time, and is a non-stop sequel filled with action, mystery and a burgeoning romance! Faced with a chestful of family secrets, Michael helps Erica decipher her family’s past, whilst preparing to stop an onslaught of demons hell-bent on humanity’s demise. But, as passions run high, can they put aside their differences and work together?

Keys of Fate is available on Amazon in eBook, KU and paperback.

https://books2read.com/u/bMxRAV

Book One, Keys of Time, is available here:

www.books2read.com/u/baZeAQ

8. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!

IG: https://www.instagram.com/authorgeorgianakent/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgianaKentAuthor

TT: https://www.tiktok.com/@authorgeorgianakent?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/authorgeorgianakent

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/georgiana-kent

Website: https://bit.ly/keymasterchronicles

Author Spotlight: Lauren L. Garcia

Check out this spotlight for Fantasy Romance author Lauren L. Garcia!

You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!

1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!

Lauren finds Real Life overrated, and has always preferred to inhabit alternate realities, both self-created and created by others. However, after being burned by certain fandoms one too many times, Lauren decided to focus her reality escape attempts on her own creations. She’s much happier now, although she still enjoys fandoms – in small doses.

A believer in love, hope, compassion, and similar squishy ideals, Lauren endeavors to create stories that both gut-punch and elevate her readers. Emotional rollercoasters are what make fiction fun, after all.

When she’s not avoiding Real Life responsibilities, Lauren enjoys dancing at music festivals, spending time in nature, and tending to her cat’s every whim. She lives in North Florida with her partner and assorted furred critters, but can be found online at laloga.com

2. Tell us 5 fun facts people might not know about you!

  1. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We’ve been together for over 20 years.
  2. I have a Ninja Turtle tattoo (Leonardo – my fave)
  3. The main characters in my first series, Catalyst Moon, started life as OCs (original characters) in several long running Star Wars fanfics.
  4. I have multiple Star Wars and Star Trek costumes, including prosthetics.
  5. I recently became a vegetarian. (For ethical & environmental reasons. No shade to anyone who has not made this choice. I am fortunate enough to be able to choose not to eat meat.)

3. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some “This or That”-questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!

Ebooks OR physical books? – Ebooks, because with my poor vision, it’s nice to be able to increase the font size & my lighting preferences.
First person view OR third person view? Third person close. Just as intimate as first, but less clunky.
Standalone OR series? Series, because characters need time to grow!
Read multiple books OR one at a time? Multiple at a time, but different genres, ie: fiction and non-fiction.
Signed edition OR first edition? Signed editions for that personal touch.

4. If you were to describe your writing style using 3 words, what would they be?

Heartfelt, evocative, epic.

5. So what do you write? Tell us a bit more about your chosen genre, style and ongoing projects/WIPs/series!

My current series, Chaos Moon is LGBTQ+ fantasy romance. If you love badass heroines, rivals to lovers, and slow-burn steamy romances, Chaos Moon will heal your heart and become your new obsession. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

6. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!

Assassin’s Mercy (Chaos Moon #1)

Link: https://books2read.com/assassins-mercy

Need a mage killed? Verve’s got you covered.

As a member of the holy order of Atal’s Chosen, Verve lives by the edge of her hematite blade. Trained from childhood to stand tall against the warring mage clans, Verve won’t let anyone else’s family die at magic’s cruel hands.

So when Verve’s patron tasks her with taking out a notorious mage leader, she knows her skills are up to the challenge. Sure enough, Verve lands a cover-job right in the heart of her target’s territory. The coin’s not great, but protecting the locals makes for the perfect camouflage while she hunts for her true target. What’s more, the handsome local barkeep Alem seems to know more than he’s letting on about the mage she’s looking for.

Against all common sense, Verve discovers a cause worth fighting for in the village. But living by the blade means dying by it too, and when Verve’s powerful patron learns of the life she’s found and her growing change of heart, she gives Verve an ultimatum: Kill the mage or be hunted by her own fellow Chosen. Verve is forced to choose a side or risk losing her new found family, the life she didn’t know she wanted… and a man she didn’t know she could love.

The only way out of this mess is to die… or find magic of her own.

7. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!

Main page: https://laloga.com/

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

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lalogawrites

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lalogawrites?lang=en

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lauren-l-garcia

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lauren-L.-Garcia/e/B01IKV2L8Y/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15266429.Lauren_L_Garcia

COVER REVEAL: A Promise Flawed!

🔥 COVER REVEAL 🔥

❄️ A Promise Flawed, prequel to The Condemned, has now gone through the wringer at Dana’s Edits, and it’s now ready to see the light! I’ve not decided on a release date yet, but I will keep people up to date 😍

❄️ In the meantime, I wanted to finally show the finished cover!! I’m so happy with how this came out. I feel like my cover and art creation is coming along nicely 😅❤️

❄️ Blurb still to come!! So stay tuned 😁🙏

Author Spotlight: Robb Wallace

Check out this spotlight for Fantasy author Robb Wallace!

You can find all his links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his books!

1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!

Hello readers, my name is Robb Wallace, I am from Ayrshire in the west of Scotland and I write both fiction and non-fiction books. I am an information junkie and just love curiosity, which led me to sci-fi and fantasy growing up. Life long trekkie! 

I have written five non-fiction titles, a few short stories and one epic fantasy. I love reading about other cultures, spirituality, religion, magic and technology. In my spare time, I participate in martial arts and love eating, yes lots of eating.

2. Tell us 5 fun facts people might not know about you! 

  • I have no sense of smell, 90% of the year.
  • I am a strong protan. Colour Blind.
  • For years I was a tour guide in London on the open-top buses.
  • I graduated top of my class. Truth be told that was my second attempt at university returning as a mature student. The first time I attended, I was kicked out for failing nine exams out of nine. The difference 15 years makes! 
  • I regularly eat hot sauce way beyond my tolerance, which usually ends with me in tears and hiccuping like a dead man walking. But I love it.

3. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some “This or That”-questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!

Ebooks OR physical books? – Both, I have stacks of both. 

First person view OR third person view? – Depends on the story, I personally write in third.

Standalone OR series? – Both, love a good series to get lost in but love a solid stand-alone that answers the call in just one book. 

Read multiple books OR one at a time? Nowadays it is one at a time, but many years ago I was a multiple book juggler, but no longer. As the mighty Hagbard Celine once said “Never whistle whilst your pissin” i.e don’t split your attention. 

Signed edition OR first edition? – Neither. I will take any edition.

Graphic novels OR comic books?– I have a decent collection of both. 

Plot driven OR character driven? – Both. Yeah a good book needs both, a strong plot and great characters, one without the other is no good. 

Zombies OR dragons? Dragons all day long. Zombies have to be the worst monster of all time. Slow, stupid, dead. hahah I just don’t get it. 

Witches OR vampires? A witch vampire sounds like a mighty character. I do love vampires, I wrote a comedy vigilante vampire short. Where the protagonist, the mighty “Steak bake” turns against his kind and starts staking other vampires. It’s dark, gritty and set in modern-day Glasgow. Like Falling Down meets Punisher/Blade. https://www.robbwallace.co.uk/books/steak-bake/

Shop at an actual bookstore OR shop books online? Been a while since I entered a Waterstones. I used to be a regular but now it’s all online. 

Hero OR anti-hero? Both

TBR list OR mood reader? I am impulsive, I will see a video, a post on social or a recommendation and boom, I am online buying it. I do have an extensive TBR but it all it does is grow. ahhaha.

Music while reading OR silence? Gentle elevator-style background music, or silence. But nothing that will interfere with me concentrating. 

Read in bed OR read on sofa?  Both.

4. When you look for books to read, what trope, theme, or type of story will always catch your attention?

I like things that are going to force me to think, something to challenge my ideas, to inspire me, to make me go ‘wow’. Which usually means non-fiction titles, epic/heroic fantasy or epic space opera sci-fi.

5. If you were to describe your writing style using 3 words, what would they be?

Passionate, Tenacious, Curious.

6. So what do you write? Tell us a bit more about your chosen genre, style and ongoing projects/WIPs/series!

I am currently writing book two in my Illusion series. The first book “The Silence In The Song” is about a young lad called Arran, it is a not-so-classic coming-of-age story. As part of his rite of passage, he consumes strong hallucinogenic mushrooms, gets outcast from his nomadic hord and then travels across the known world to save his people from an Immortal king, a figure he encountered in his hallucinogenic trip. 

https://www.robbwallace.co.uk/books/the-silence-in-the-song/

BLURB:

Death is not the end. The immortal King and his legion of otherworldly beings have made sure of that. 

The immortal king’s empire expands southward, consuming everything in its path.

A young nomad, born of prophecy, comes of age, plagued by visions of the King’s brutal conquests and the strange etheric beings that consume the souls of the dead left in the King’s wake.

This is the story of an uncommon boy who dares to believe that he can be the difference, that he can challenge the immortal King for the freedom of every soul on the planet.

The story is set in a human-like world and has a heroic/epic fantasy feel. A mix of barbarian tales, world-building, magic, spiritual dimensions, philosophical curiosity, ancient myths, psychedelic visions, conspiracies, martial arts and questions about the nature of life, death and reality.

This is an epic fantasy novel with science fiction elements. A firm crossover between the two disciplines.

Join Arran, the silence in the song, and find out if he has what it takes to kill the King and save his people.

Video Blurb:

7. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it! 

The Silence In The Song by Robb Wallace, it is now available on Amazon, Kindle (KU for a limited time), Paperback and Hardback. Soon I will be releasing it wide. All links can be found at https://www.robbwallace.co.uk/books/the-silence-in-the-song/

8. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links! 

I can be found at https://www.robbwallace.co.uk all my books, links, blogs, newsletter etc can be found there. On social, you can find me at @robbauthor on the major platforms. 

Favourite reads of 2022!

❤️ Some favourite reads of 2022 ❤️

❄️ Well, 2023 has officially started, and I’m trying to get back on track with things. I have a new social media schedule set up (with less posts per week) due to my increasingly limited time, so I hope this will be a beneficial change 🥰

❄️ But anyway! I can’t go through a year having read ~60 books and not post about some of my favourites!! 😍 So here’s a list, in no particular order:

• In Solitude’s Shadow by David Green

• Ties That Bind by Jayne Lockwood

• A Warden’s Purpose by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

• Found in Roll by Stephanie B. Whitfield

• A Threat of Shadows by J.A. Andrews

• Her Badass Bikers by Tirza Schaefer

• Tied to Darkness by I. Vélez

• Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky

• Where Shadows Lie by Allegra Pescatore

• Reign of Shadows by Angel Haze

❄️ Some amazing reads from equally amazing authors!! Here’s to hoping for some more awesome reads during 2023 🤞😍❤️

NEW RELEASE! The Path of Salvation is now available in audio!

🔥 NEW RELEASE! 🔥

The audiobook version of The Path of Salvation is now live, and it is released WIDE!! 🥳🎉 The book is (or will be*) available through vendors like Audible, Chirp, Barnes and Noble, Storytell, Google Play, Bingebooks, Scribd, Kobo, etc. ❤️

* Some vendors take longer to upload the book to their stores, but be patient; it’ll be there!

🖤 Link: https://books2read.com/thepathofsalvation/

(Not all vendors can be linked using Books2read. Please check with your provider whether they have the book if it’s not listed under the provided link.)

🖤 Series description: As humans wage war against demonkind, a Priestess of the Light must choose between heart and duty. Fate, prophecies, and an impossible love blur the line between good and evil.

🖤 The Path of Salvation is the second book of The Light of Darkness series and follows the events of The Power of Conviction.

🖤 The series is perfect for readers who enjoy visceral, gripping Epic Romantic Fantasy with dark undertones and steam!

SALES ALERT!!

❤️‍🔥 Sales alert! ❤️‍🔥

🖤 Don’t miss your chance to get my entire Light of Darkness series while it’s on sale, Dec 27-31! 🖤

🖤 This completed series is perfect for readers who enjoy visceral and gripping Epic Romantic Fantasy tales with dark undertones and open-door steam! 🖤

★★★★★ “A grim and bloody tale of faith, forbidden love and revenge. Will have you at the edge of your seat wishing for more!” – The Magic Book Corner

As humans engage in a sweeping war against demonkind, a Priestess of the Light is forced to choose between heart and duty. Fate, prophecies, and an impossible love will blur the very line between good and evil.

🖤 The Power of Conviction, FREE (Amazon worldwide): books2read.com/ThePowerOfConviction

🖤 The Path of Salvation, FREE (Amazon worldwide): books2read.com/ThePathOfSalvation

🖤 The Resurgence of Light, $0.99 (US/UK only): books2read.com/TheResurgenceOfLight

🖤 Nefarious Echoes, $1.99 (US/UK only): https://books2read.com/NefariousEchoes

🖤 Wake of Sins, $2.99 (US/UK only): https://books2read.com/WakeOfSins/

🖤 The Thousand Year Divide, $3.99 (US/UK only): https://books2read.com/TheThousandYearDivide/

🖤 Link to the entire series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TQJNT3Y

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