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Sunday Shout-out to Kayenta for her review of The Thousand Year Divide

πŸ”₯ Sunday Shout-out to Kayenta for her review of my book The Thousand Year Divide (The Light of Darkness, book #6)πŸ”₯

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It’s always bittersweet coming to the end of a series, but I know this will be one I return to. This final book is packed with action, drama and intrigue and provides a really satisfying conclusion for both the overarching plot and the characters’ own individual journeys. Secrets are revealed, unexpected romance blossoms, and it all comes to a head in a gripping final few chapters that kept me up well past midnight!” – Kayenta

Sunday Shout-out to Beba Andric for her review of Wake of Sins

πŸ”₯ Sunday Shout-out to Beba Andric for her review of my book Wake of Sins (The Light of Darkness, book #5)πŸ”₯

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It’s been a while since I read the previous books in this series, I almost forgot how captivating they were, almost but not totally. Within the 1st 2 minutes of starting this book, all the emotions I had for this series came flooding back! By the end, I leaned back, as one would do after an exceptional meal, feeling fully sated, having savoured every delicious bite in this outstanding tale. So gut wrenchingly powerful, so immersive, I feel like I’ve gone through a wash and spun cycle and come out wrung on the other end, limp and drenched, by the drama and intique. It is so beautifully written, reminiscent of storytelling of old, more prose and poetry, than a mere fantasy novel. The characters! Oh my goodness! They are beyond amazing! Anaya, Samuel, Lilith, Kaedin, Edric, Nia, Benjamin, Gus are equally stunning characters. Their love, their compassion, their insecurities, are intertwined through out this book. The way they protect one another, how they stand together, leaves me with a beautiful warm feeling. Needless to say, yet I must, I ABSOLUTELY AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES!!!.” – Beba Andric

Audio excerpt available for The Resurgence of Light!

🍁 Audio excerpt from The Resurgence of Light is now available!! β€οΈ

🍁 Even though The Path of Salvation isn’t quite ready for release yet, my brilliant narrator @jez.jameson has kept working on The Resurgence of Light instead, and it’s almost fully recorded!! So another excerpt has been added to Jez’ YouTube channel, Padded Cell Studio. Head over there and check it out!!

🍁 Link: https://buff.ly/3ajvsXZ
(Link also available in my bio)

Sunday Shout-out to I. Velez for her review of The Power of Conviction!

πŸ”₯ Sunday Shout-out to @ivelezauthor for her review of my book The Power of Conviction πŸ”₯

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “As the 1st full-length novel of the series, “The Power of Conviction” blew my mind in more ways than one. I expected strong feelings, since prequels 1 and 2 had touched me deeply, but this one threw the ball out of the park. The characters are so lifelike you can’t help but feel connected to them. I love some, others made me angry everytime they appear and one, Ekelon, dissapointed me to the point of tears(not because it was badly portrayed, there’s NOT a single plain character in this book, but because of his actions in this installment). The books takes you through the life of various characters during the span of about year (it may be more, I didn’t keep a good track of the time) and their “adventures”. That’s why you feel the characters so much, because you share a lot of time with them.

Plot is absolute perfection. Humanity’s dark side is portrayed with such realism for a fantasy book, you feel disgusted for the actions of the Priesthood. It’s like you’re reading a dark chapter on humanity’s history, showing exactly how destructive and fanatics we can get. This book shows you how an organization that was created with the purest and honorable of intentions ends up twisted in the darkest of ways. Is a gruesome slap to the face. What the Priesthood does to demons is what we are currently doing to animals, plants and even other humans.

On another note, the scenes painted are gorgeously detailed, gruesomely in case of the battle scenes, and the landscapes can be almost felt with all our senses. Miss Russell’s storytelling has a way to capture our senses and makes us feel part of the story.

And I can’t end this without talking about the sex scenes. As with everything else, the ‘love’ parts are richly detailed, hot but also elegant and deeply emotional. Here you won’t find the crude words normally used in erotica but a fine narrative that shows care and love, from the characters AND the author.

The Power of Conviction is truly a masterpiece from beginning to end.” – I. Velez

Tuesday Teaser: Moraker Rapids

πŸ”₯ Tuesday Teaser πŸ”₯

πŸ–€ Here’s a snippet from my current WIP, The Condemned. It’s part of my unedited first draft πŸ–€

The soldier riding furthest in the front, another sergeant of the City Guard, swivelled in his saddle. β€œWe will cross here, then ride for a couple more hours before making camp!” He walked his horse out on the bridge, and everyone followed without pause.

Iselyn swallowed, pulling her cloak tighter around her, in need of its comforting heat. The wood creaked dangerously below her, and her horse whipped its head back. She hushed, trying to calm the beast, but it only snorted, its hooves clattering against the dark bridge.

About to rein her horse in, Iselyn suddenly felt the ground shaking underneath them. The bridge sank several inches, then a roar of thunder boomed around her as the whole structure crumbled under the weight of the many riders.

People and horses alike plummeted into the Moraker Rapids, and Iselyn screamed as she disappeared amongst the gushing water.

πŸ–€ The Condemned – a stand-alone Romantic Fantasy novel, perfect for readers who enjoy dark and gritty fantasy tales with romance and explicit steam πŸ–€

Audiobook proofed!

🍁 The audio version of The Path of Salvation, the second book of The Light of Darkness, is nearing completion!! β€οΈ

🍁 After a full weekend of listening (bless you, Malin πŸ€£β€οΈ), the book has seen a second round of proofs so fingers crossed a release is on the horizon πŸ˜πŸ™ And as always, @jez.jameson has done a fantastic job bringing my characters to life πŸ˜

Tuesday Teaser: Don’t be lured in…

πŸ”₯ Tuesday Teaser πŸ”₯

πŸ–€ Here’s a snippet from my current WIP, The Condemned. It’s part of my unedited first draft πŸ–€

At the centre of the river, on one of the largest rocks, sat a tall and slender man, his fair hair trickling down his shoulders like a waterfall. His pale skin was aglow in the faint sunlight, and his deft fingers tapped at a flute he held to his lips, the man bringing forth a most exquisite melody.

Iselyn’s whole body throbbed at his presence, and the fact his frame lacked any clothing didn’t even cross her mind. He was gorgeous in his simplicity. Pure perfection. Spell-binding.

Coming to her feet, Iselyn stepped into the river, yet the coldness no longer concerned her. All she wanted was to reach him, to touch him, to feel his hands on her body.

His gaze beckoned her to join him, undisguised lust burning in his eyes. She could hear him whisper in her mind, caressing her senses, his husky voice conveying his desires.

If she only gave herself to him, he would bring her pleasure beyond imagination, and worship her until the end of days.

πŸ–€ The Condemned – a stand-alone Romantic Fantasy novel, perfect for readers who enjoy dark and gritty fantasy tales with romance and explicit steam πŸ–€

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