BBNYA Spotlight!  Wonder Rush by Dan McKeon BBNYA Spotlight!

Wonder Rush by Dan McKeon

Today I’m helping to Spotlight BBNYA Semi Finalist – Wonder Rush by Dan McKeon!

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Hush Moss Press

Length: 312 Pages

Genre: Thriller

Age Category: Young Adult

Date Published: 6 May 2021

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Wonder-Rush-Teen-Assassin-Thriller-ebook/dp/B094CV7DXM (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Rush-Teen-Assassin-Thriller-ebook/dp/B094CV7DXM (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wonder-Rush-Teen-Assassin-Thriller-ebook/dp/B094CV7DXM (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57970839-wonder-rush

Blurb

Wendy Lockheart has been known by many names—none of them her own.

With each new school, she is assigned a new identity and a new foster family, but the same mission—kill whoever she is told to kill.

Most agents in her network of female teen assassins begin training at age ten, but for Wendy it has encompassed her entire life. Abducted at birth, she was engulfed in a world of psychological manipulation, brainwashing, and physical training. At seventeen years old, Wendy is the most highly trained assassin in the agency.

“Wendy Lockheart” is her twenty-fourth identity and one that won’t be hers much longer, which is unfortunate. She finally found a place to call home. She has an inexplicable connection to her friend, Amaya. Her foster family is caring, and she loves her foster brother, Corey, who has cerebral palsy. Nonetheless, her days as “Wendy” are limited. They always are.

After carrying out a hit on an alleged drunk driver, conflicting information leads Wendy to suspect corruption within the ranks of the agency. Intent on discovering the truth, Wendy intentionally botches an operation, making her the agency’s next mark. As their dark intentions come to light, Wendy realizes she must destroy the organization that shaped her in order to discover the person she truly wants to be—that is, if they don’t kill her first.

Wonder Rush is a thrill ride through the dangerous world of a teen assassin, but it is also a journey of self-discovery—a coming-of-age tale under the most extreme circumstances. How can a girl develop her own personal identity when she never had one to begin with?

Author Bio

I am the author of four feature-length screenplays as well as several short stories. Wonder Rush is my first novel, and it was recently named a Silver Falchion Award finalist.

My interest in writing blossomed during a film analysis class I took while studying psychology at Villanova University. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova, I also hold a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and a Professional Certification in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

When I am not writing, I work as a software developer and enjoy spending time with my wife, Rosa, and my two sons, Justin and Brandon.

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BBNYA Spotlight! Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastian by Jeanne Roland 

Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastian

Today I’m helping to spotlight BBNYA Semi Finalist – Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastian by Jeanne Roland

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Nepenthe Press

Length: 646 Pages

Genre: Medieval Fiction

Age Category: Young Adult

Date Published: 13 November 2021

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Journeys-Archers-Sebastian-Jeanne-Roland-ebook/dp/B09L6KZ8D7/ (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/Journeys-Archers-Sebastian-Jeanne-Roland-ebook/dp/B09L6KZ8D7/ (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journeys-Archers-Sebastian-Jeanne-Roland-ebook/dp/B09L6KZ8D7/ (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59568060-journeys?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=vRsedqsZX0&rank=1

Blurb

15-year-old Marieke disguises herself at the elite all-male archers’ guild of Saint Sebastian, the most prestigious institution of Ardennes and the place she suspects houses her father’s brutal killers. Here every year the twelve best young archers in the country compete as Journeymen in a series of grueling public competitions: six will win permanent guild membership; one will win a coveted spot on the prince’s bodyguard. Marieke’s been obsessed with St. Sebastian’s for as long as she can remember, but when she flees to the guild for refuge, there are really only two things she knows about the place: one is that a mysterious injury ended her own father’s Journey days.

The other?

There are no women allowed inside Saint Sebastian’s. 

Marieke knows disguising herself as a boy at the guild means embarking on a dangerous deception. But it might be her only chance to find out the truth about her father’s past, and to keep a deadly plot from coming to fruition. And when the handsome young Journey Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, she’s got to stay – at least long enough to help him beat out his bitter rival to pass the guild trials. Keeping her identity hidden will be hard. Living among all those gorgeous boys, without giving herself away? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan become the next Guardsman, without ever letting him discover her secrets. 

Robin Hood meets Mulan and Princess Bride in this frothy but literate coming-of-age romp through 14th century Belgium that’s packed with romance, wit, a hint of mystery, and plenty of longbow archery competitions. 

Author Bio

Roland hails from Davis, California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan ‘escape to the movies’ appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful — everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.

https://jeanneroland.com/

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BBNYA Spotlight! City of Reckoning by Brianna da Silva

City of Reckoning by Brianna da Silva

Today I’m helping to Spotlight BBNYA Semi-Finalist – City of Reckoning by Brianna da Silva

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Freya Publishing

Length: 782 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Age Category: Adult

Date Published: September 21, 2021

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/City-Reckoning-Nerasia-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B091PBMNDN (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/City-Reckoning-Nerasia-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B091PBMNDN (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/City-Reckoning-Nerasia-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B091PBMNDN (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59068242-city-of-reckoning

Blurb

Kindy Sharro is used to hiding. As a Nocturan, her bat wings, claws, and night vision place her under constant threat of hunters, who cruelly slaughter her kind for sport.

But everything changes the day of the invasion. The Dorish Empire drafts the Nocturans it once persecuted to help defend against a godlike foe. Kindy enters the war, but she has an ulterior motive: Use the war to destroy her arch enemy, Charris Pouden, before he gains enough power to destroy her first.

Meanwhile, Lasía Mae’olo, an elite wolf-accompanied warrior, plots rebellion against the Dorish Empire. When she is drafted to fight for her enemies, she must find a way to subvert the war for her own purposes.

But suspicion and distrust haunts her every move. This war has many sides—and she’s not sure which side she’s on anymore.

The bonds of friendship will be tested. Alliances will be questioned. In a story of political intrigue, ethics of war, and young love, one question must be answered: Which side will you join?

Author Bio

Brianna is a proud geek who loves real-life adventure just as much as the imaginary kind. With a bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts & Design from Full Sail University, Brianna keeps a busy schedule, divided between freelance graphic design, working on indie films, and of course, writing novels. When she’s not working, she spends her time devouring books, practicing Krav Maga, and hiking in the pine-covered mountains of Colorado.

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BBNYA Spotlight! You Need Me by Sharon Bairden

You Need Me – Sharon Bairden

Today I’m helping to spotlight BBNYA Semi-Finalist – You Need Me by Sharon Bairden

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Red Dog Press

Length: 316 Pages

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Domestic Noir

Age Category: Adult

Date Published: 12 October 2021

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/You-Need-Me-Sharon-Bairden-ebook/dp/B09J92FNQR (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/You-Need-Me-Sharon-Bairden-ebook/dp/B09J92FNQR (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Need-Me-Sharon-Bairden-ebook/dp/B09J92FNQR (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58711634-you-need-me

Blurb

Your secret didn’t die with me.’

The mysterious note tucked inside the pages of a recently returned book leaves librarian, Morag McLaughlin, chilled to the bone. She knows it was meant for her.

Someone out there knows her darkest secrets and they could destroy everything.

Torn apart from her own family, she will stop at nothing to create a perfect new one.

Why are they all so ungrateful? She’s only looking after them…

Isn’t she?

Author Bio

By day Sharon Bairden manages in a small local independent advocacy service and has a passion for human rights; by night she has a passion for all things criminal. She blogs over at Chapterinmylife and is delighted to be crossing over to the other side of the fence to become a writer.

Sharon’s debut novel, Sins of the Father, was published in November 2020 and is published by Red Dog Press

You Need Me, was released on October 2021, also published by Red Dog Press

You can follow Sharon on Twitter @sbairden

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BBNYA Spotlight! Don’t Think a Single Thought by Diana Cambridge

Today I’m helping to Spotlight BBNYA Semi Finalist – Don’t Think a Single Thought by Diana Cambridge

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.
If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Louise Walters Books
Length: 192 Pages
Genre: Literary Fiction
Age Category: Adult
Date Published: 26 September 2019
Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Think-Single-Thought-Diana-Cambridge-ebook/dp/B07V5RHX8L (Canada)
https://www.amazon.com/Think-Single-Thought-Diana-Cambridge-ebook/dp/B07V5RHX8L (USA)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Single-Thought-Diana-Cambridge-ebook/dp/B07V5RHX8L (UK)
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45482123-don-t-think-a-single-thought

Blurb

1960s New York, and Emma Bowden seems to have it all – a glamorous Manhattan apartment, a loving husband, and a successful writing career. But while Emma and her husband Jonathan are on vacation at the Hamptons, a child drowns in the sea, and suspicion falls on Emma. As her picture-perfect life spirals out of control, and old wounds resurface, a persistent and monotonous voice in Emma’s head threatens to destroy all that she has worked for…

Taut, elegant and mesmerising, Don’t Think a Single Thought is a captivating exploration of mental health, of women’s place in society, and of the inner workings of a picture-perfect marriage.

Author Bio

Diana Cambridge is an award-winning journalist. She has written for many national newspapers and magazines, gives regular writing workshops, and is a Writer-in-Residence at Sherborne, Dorset. She was Agony Aunt to Writing Magazine. She lives in Bath.

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BBNYA Spotlight! Silenced by Jennie Ensor

Today I’m helping to spotlight BBNYA Semi Finalist; Silenced by Jennie Ensor

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Hobeck Books

Length: 358 Pages

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Age Category: Adult

Date Published: December 7, 2021

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09KJPQY4P/ (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09KJPQY4P/ (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09KJPQY4P/ (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59342142-silenced

Blurb

A teenage girl was murdered on her way home from school, stabbed through the heart. Her North London community is shocked, but no one has the courage to help the police, not even her mother.

It’s DI Callum Waverley’s first major case as a senior investigating officer – can he break the code of silence that shrouds the case?

This is a world where the notorious Skull Crew rules through fear. Everyone knows you keep your mouth shut or you’ll be silenced – permanently.

This is Luke’s world. Reeling from the loss of his mother to cancer, his step-father distant at best, violent at worst, he slides into the Skull Crew’s grip.

This is Jez’s world too. Her alcoholic mother neither knows nor cares that her 16-year-old daughter is being exploited by V, the all-powerful leader of the gang.

Luke and Jez form a bond. Is it friendship, love or fear that brings them together? Can Callum win their trust, or will his own demons sabotage his investigation? And can anyone stop the Skull Crew from ensuring all witnesses are silenced?

Author Bio

A Londoner with Irish heritage, Jennie Ensor writes emotionally-charged psychological suspense and thrillers, and darkly comic fiction.

She began her writing career as a journalist and loves to tackle controversial issues in her novels: Islamic terrorism, Russian gangsters and war crimes in Blind Side (a thriller set in the year of London’s 2005 terror attacks), abuse and sexual exploitation in The Girl in His Eyes. Not Having It All is a darkly humourous novel about love and relationships, not having children and the perils of family life.

Jennie’s fourth book Silenced published December 2021 with Hobeck Books – a crime thriller with a strong psychological element that ventures into the shadowy world of teen-exploiting gangs and police corruption.

Ms Ensor lives with her husband and an Airedale terrier. She writes short stories and poetry as well as novels, her poem Lost Connection placed second in its category in the 2020 Fish Lockdown Prize. In her spare time (?) Jennie reads widely, sings choral music, practices yoga and cycles the punishing local hills. Evenings, she’s often collapsed in front of a TV crime drama with a bar of chocolate/glass of strong alcohol.

You can find out more about Jennie and her books on her website https://jennieensor.com or follow her on social media.

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jennie-Ensor…

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JennieEnsorA…

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jennie_Ensor

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

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BBNYA Spotlight! Children by Bjørn Larssen

Today I’m helping to spotlight BBYNA Semi Finalist;  Children by Bjørn Larssen

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Josephtailor

Length: 442 Pages

Genre: Norse Mythical Fantasy

Age Category: Adult

Date Published: 3 October 2020

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Children-Norse-Mythology-Retelling-Worlds-ebook/dp/B08JVFSZZX (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/Children-Norse-Mythology-Retelling-Worlds-ebook/dp/B08JVFSZZX (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Children-Norse-Mythology-Retelling-Worlds-ebook/dp/B08JVFSZZX (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57875295-children

Blurb

Gods make lousy parents.

All Magni wants is peace and quiet, but when your father is the God of thunder, you don’t get to live the life you want. When Thor destroys all his son knows and loves, Magni vows to bring prosperity and end the violence… forever. But can you escape cruelty in a universe built on it, or the shadow of your father when everyone calls you by his name?

Maya, her rage more powerful than she knows, wants freedom to pursue her own destiny. Neither torture nor blackmail can make her obedient or pretty enough for Freya, her foster-mother and Goddess of love. Fighting for independence and revenge, can a mere human win a game where Gods dictate the rules?

The book includes strong language, depictions of sexual, physical, and emotional violence. For full list of triggers, which may contain spoilers, see: https://www.bjornlarssen.com/children-tw

Author Bio

Bjørn Larssen is a Norse heathen made in Poland, but mostly located in a Dutch suburb, except for his heart which he lost in Iceland. Born in 1977, he self-published his first graphic novel at the age of seven in a limited edition of one, following this achievement several decades later with his first book containing multiple sentences and winning awards he didn’t design himself. His writing is described as ‘dark’ and ‘literary’, but he remains incapable of taking anything seriously for more than 60 seconds.

Bjørn has a degree in mathematics and has worked as a graphic designer, a model, a bartender, and a blacksmith (not all at the same time). His hobbies include sitting by open fires, dressing like an extra from Vikings, installing operating systems, and dreaming about living in a log cabin in the north of Iceland.

Find out more: http://www.bjornlarssen.com

http://www.twitter.com/bjornlarssen

http://www.facebook.com/bjornlarssenwriter

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BBNYA Spotlight! By the Pact by Joanna Maciejewska

Today I’m helping to shine a spotlight on BBNYA Semi-Finalist By the Pact by Joanna Maciejewska

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Self-Published

Length: 321 Pages

Genre: Fantasy

Age Category: Adult

Date Published: 10 January 2021

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Pact-Pacts-Arcane-Otherwise-Book-ebook/dp/B08KWJCCJJ (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/Pact-Pacts-Arcane-Otherwise-Book-ebook/dp/B08KWJCCJJ (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pact-Pacts-Arcane-Otherwise-Book-ebook/dp/B08KWJCCJJ (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55609131-by-the-pact

Blurb

High mages lied: Veranesh, the demon who destroyed the continent is still alive. And it’s up to their former student to expose the truth—even if it means another Cataclysm.

When Kamira, a once high mage student turned arcanist, discovers an imprisoned demon in underground ruins, she is forced into a pact that grants her powerful magic, but also ties her to the very demon that once devastated the continent… and Veranesh wants his freedom.

With one friend by her side, Veelk, a mage killer bound on protecting her, Kamira will have to outwit the archmages, other demons, and possibly her own demonic benefactor to survive. Her chances are slim, but with Veelk’s ever-present sarcastic repartee, Kamira might just pull through.

Plots and schemes, power and means—sometimes the price for victory is choosing which friend will die, but when you only have one friend, the choice is… easy?

Author Bio

Joanna might be a bit too cautious to do anything even remotely daring or dangerous herself, so she writes about daring adventures and dangerous magic instead. Yet, she found enough courage to abandon her life in Poland and move to Ireland, and then some years later, she abandoned her life in Ireland to move over to the US. She’s determined to settle there, once she finally chooses which state to reside in.

When she’s not writing or thinking about writing, she plays video games or makes amateur art. She lives the happy life of a recluse, surrounded by her husband, a stuffed red monkey, and a small collection of books she insisted on hauling across two continents.

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Book News!

From New Releases, to Festivals & Awards there is LOADS going on right now in Literature and I am here to tell you about some of it which you may not necessarily know!

First of all, Matthew Cash recently released a short story called Scotland the Brave! This came out on 17th November and can be purchased from Amazon at 99p! It’s only bitesize, at 18 pages so well worth a look if you want a quick but quality read. I’ve not read it yet but I am planning on reading all of the books he’s got set to release as there’s one per week until Christmas!

Next releases include;

24th November – A Partridge in a Pear Tree

1st December – The Christmas Story

8th December – All I Want for Christmas is Ewe

15th December – There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree, Mother

22nd December – Seven Swans Swimming

These are already all listed on Amazon and are available to pre-order so go get ’em!

Bookshop.org has launched the inaugral Indie Champions Awards, these awards aim to recognise those that have supported indies the most this year including, Alice Oseman, Jason Reynolds, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and The Booker Prize. If you’d like to know more, you can check out the schedule and full listing here



DESIblitz Literature Festival has kicked off and is on until 25th November 2022 in Birmingham, with only 6% of the publishing industry from a South Asian background, the festival aims to encourage more young British South Asians to become published authors, or to work in the Publishing Industry. This year’s festival includes Author Talks, Panel Discussions, Workshops & Poetry Performances. All events are FREE to attend and are taking place at The Mac, and Online. Find out more here



Last but not least, there is another new release on its way from Jonathan Janz, this one is called Dismembered and it’s 151 pages or, if you prefer to listen it is a 4.5 hour read and this is available to pre-order on Amazon. Release is scheduled for 29th November 2022.

I do love this book cover!

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BBNYA Spotlight! Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

Today I’m helping to shine a spotlight on BBNYA Semi-Finalist Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Self-Published

Length: 335 Pages

Genre: Fantasy (dark, epic)

Age Category: Adult

Date Published: 27 October 2018

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Blood-Heirs-Coraidic-Sagas-Book-ebook/dp/B07JN26KK8/ (Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Heirs-Coraidic-Sagas-Book-ebook/dp/B07JN26KK8/ (USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Heirs-Coraidic-Sagas-Book-ebook/dp/B07JN26KK8/ (UK)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41063986-blood-of-heirs

Blurb

How far would you go into the darkness to reclaim what you have lost?

Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls pregnant. Before she has time to consider the threat of a brother, a bloody swathe is cut through the heart of the clan and Lidan must fight, not only to prove her worth, but simply to survive.

Ranoth Olseta wants nothing more than to be a worthy successor to his father’s throne. When his home is attacked by the aggressive Woaden Empire, Ran becomes his city’s saviour, but powers within him are revealed and he is condemned to death. Confused and betrayed, Ran is forced to flee his homeland, vowing to reclaim what he has lost, even if it kills him.

Facing an unknown future, and battling forces both familiar and foreign, can Lidan and Ran overcome the odds threatening to drag them into inescapable darkness?

Stunning dark epic fantasy spanning Bronze Age tribal conflict, Iron Age military conquest and the Australian bush. Perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Devin Madson and Mark Lawrence.

Author Bio

Splitting her time between Central Queensland, Australia and Lancashire, England, Alicia is a writer, a mum and a cat-herder. There are rumours she may in fact be a quokka in disguise, but these are not to be believed. She began writing in her teens and never grew out of the phase, publishing Blood of Heirs in 2018, Legacy of Ghosts in 2019, and the final book of The Coraidic Sagas trilogy, Empire of Shadows, in 2022. She is an accomplished editor, holds a Bachelor of Education and has studied a Post Graduate Certificate in Ancient History.

Author links:

Website – https://aliciawanstallburke.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009944711572

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AliciaWanstallB

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/aliciawanstallburke/ TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@

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