Book Tour | Giveaway: The Angel Knights by Mary Ting

The Angel Knights
by Mary Ting
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Michael and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.
All is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons’ presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith.
As danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides before it’s too late.
**Strongly recommended to read before the rest of the books!**

The Chosen Knights

(HIGHLY recommend to read prequel first--The Angel Knights)

A page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the last page! ~InD'tale Magazine
When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.
The Blessed Knights
The Angel Knight Series Book 2
Above a small hill lay a home.
And green men peer out under the dome.
Thirteen crisscrossing arches behold,
with angels singing must be told.
Cubes like teeth thus showed,
pierce one and the door shall glow.
Part the sea like Moses,
to see the bundle of red roses.
Only then you shall see,
what is destined to be free.
Eli, Lucia’s half-demon love interest, has been stabbed with a true-cross dagger and captured by Cyrus, master of the possessor demons. The Chosen Knights must work together once again not only to save Eli, but also to decipher a clue to find the second missing page of Jacques de Molay’s journal. Meanwhile, Uncle Davin informs Crossroads’ Divine Elders of the danger ahead and learns there is much to fear. Countless children are being taken from all over the world to be turned into demons. Michael, one of the Divine Elders, has no choice but to intervene. The Chosen Knights track down Mortem, the demon who is the key to finding Cyrus, and learn they must travel deep into the pit of a Hawaiian volcano. When they astral travel to the past in search of a clue and follow Jacques de Molay to Rosselyn Chapel in medieval Scotland, what they find will rewrite history.
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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Book Blitz | Giveaway: Dark Illusions (The Relic Keeper, #2) by D.D. Miers

Dark Illusions
D.D. Miers
(The Relic Keeper, #2)
Publication date: June 20th 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
A war is brewing in the unseen world…are you ready?Book 2 in the captivating urban fantasy series filled with twists and gripped by a complicated, butterfly-inducing romance. Fans of Shannon Mayer, Ella Summers, Dannika Dark and Rebecca Hamilton will love this series!

Praise for Book One – Dark Summoner
“Mesmerizing. . .had me completely under its spell.”
“Danger, excitement, passion, and turmoil.”
“An exceptional story full of rich characters.”
“This story has one biting her nails and sitting on the edge of her seat while eagerly turning every single page.”
*** FIRST PLACE WINNER *** 2015 International Digital Awards – Paranormal Romance
***Nerdy Girl Book Reviews*** HOT READS FEATURE, RomCon Magazine August 2015 Edition

Author Bio:
D.D. Miers is an ardent book lover, coffee enthusiast, and die-hard romance fan. When she's not writing, she can be found snuggling on the couch with a good book in hand, planning a Harry Potter themed party, or dancing very badly to music. She currently resides in beautiful Southern California with her wonderful husband, a crazy toddler, and the many different characters in her head.


The Reader Diaries #11: Why I review books

Hi, guys! It has been a week since I last talked to you. I had a few bad mental health days so I took them for myself and tried to rest and sleep. Between having allergic reactions to mosquito bites and piercing headaches I finally seem to be getting better.
The first thing I have to tell you is that I received a book from an author last week! I only got to see it Saturday, since I'm away from home during the week!
The book is Enchanters (Enchanters #1) by K.F. Bradshaw and the lovely author sent it to me for review (an actual paperback copy).
The people of Damea are no strangers to magic. They have wielded it for years - woven it into their societies and everyday lives. It is a part of them, it breathes with them. But the magic is dying, and taking Damea with it. Andrea, an enchanter's apprentice, is determined to bring it back. It will take her as well as the help of a sceptical stranger from another world to find and restore the magic before the land suffocates.

I really love the cover and believe that it will be a good read. I was quite taken with the summary. With this book arriving at my home, I thought that I should tell you a little about the reason why I started to review books.
I was always a little bookworm, avid reader, super book fangirl, ..., whatever you want to call it. I was always drawn to books and reading as I was to eating cake and being on my balcony until the late hours of the night in order to stare at the moon (which is not as poetic as it may sound, it involves a lot of mosquito bites). Walking side by side my love of reading there was always my love of writing and my love of culture. I created my first blog when I was 13 or so and never stopped.
Being a teenage blogger changed my life... well, early teens because I am still 18 and learning a lot. I always blogged for the ability to connect with people that like the same things I do and that fangirl beside me and share my pain and exhaustion.
When the possibility of starting to write a blog about my reading experience and books came to my mind every single one of my friends called me crazy. Having this blog would mean that I had to cut on sleep and study in order to review a decent number of books a month. 
I did it and never regretted doing so. I now am able to share and give visibility to a lot of undermined books and to share my opinions and people actually listen to me. I am part of a group of people whose love of books doesn't stop at the big classics and modern books. Trying to read books from everyone is hard but I am succeeding and I will be able to expand my readings even further.
I also review books because I am the kind of person who loves to see if a book is any good before I dive into it. Being able to tell people that there is this amazing book they should read makes me happy. Sometimes I have to give a negative review and it is hard but still, I keep going and my followers keep growing, which means that more people are listening to what I say. That makes me happy.
I believe that one thing you can take from this post is that blogging makes me happy and reviewing books also makes me happy. That is why I do it.

I leave you with a pretty photo I took on Easter Sunday in Tomar (Portugal). Have a nice day my loves!

Previously on "The Reader Diaries":

Book Highlight: Deity's Soulmate (The Goddess Training Trilogy #1) by Angelina Kerner

Book Blitz | Excerpt | Giveaway : Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski

Lady of Sherwood
Molly Bilinski
(Outlaws of Sherwood #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult
Robin of Lockesly was neither the son her father wanted, nor the daughter her mother expected. When she refuses an arranged marriage to a harsh and cruel knight, the deadly events that follow change her destiny forever.
After a night of tragedy, Robin and the few remaining survivors flee to Nottingham. With a newfound anonymity, they start to live different lives. There, she and her band make mischief, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. But charity isn’t the only thing she wants–she wants revenge.
As the sheriff draws his net closer, Robin’s choices begin to haunt her. She’ll have to choose between what’s lawful and what her conscience believes is right–all while staying one step ahead of the hangman.
Lady of Sherwood is a unique young adult retelling of the beloved Robin Hood legend. Filled with action and romance, this new series follows a teenage heroine through her fantastic, yet dangerous adventures.
Other girls—some of the youngest ones from the kitchen—came from the brush. Smoke clung to them like a shroud, and tears had run in rivers down soot-stained cheeks. Ginny, the youngest at six, ran to Jemma and attached herself like a limpet to the older girl’s legs.
“Where is everyone else?” Robin asked, glancing between them and then back at the flaming manor. “Where is—where’s—” Her face heated even as the rest of her body grew chilled, and she stuffed her first in her mouth to muffle her scream.
“We are the only ones.”
Robin looked up at Kitty, surprised to find herself on her knees in the damp grass. She curled her shaking fingers into fists, and then rested them on her thighs. “How—what happened?”
“That man,” the girl went on, absently twisting her skirt in her hands. “The one who’d been courting you… he came for you in the night. When he couldn’t find you, he gathered everyone in the great hall.”
“Except you lot?” Jemma inquired.
“He was hurting her.” Kitty’s eyes took on a glossy quality. “He had Maggie by the hair, and he was hurting her. She had Ginny behind her, protecting her. I—I hit him over the head with a candle stand.”
“We went through the old tunnel,” another voice piped up. Maggie slipped her hand into Kitty’s. “Me and Kitty and Ginny.”
“And my—my mother?” Robin took a deep, shuddering breath.
“She kept her secret. We heard ‘im, shouting. He wanted to know where you was.” Ginny, this time. She wandered away from Jemma, and Robin opened her arms for her to nestle into. She’d helped Jemma look after the younger servants on the sly for years. Whether they’d been orphaned at birth or left to the streets, Jemma had brought them each back to the manor, and she’d given them a home and a hope the rest of the world didn’t offer. “She didn’t tell, Robin. She didn’t tell him where you was.”
“I heard Charlotte say you were gone,” Maggie said quietly. “She’d gone to your mother’s chambers to tell her. Miss Jemma was gone, too, and so was your bow.” She shrugged, a delicate lift of her shoulders. “We all thought you had gone to the field.”
“And she said nothing?” Robin’s heart beat hard against her ribcage.
“Lady was very brave,” Ginny murmured.
“She was,” Robin agreed. “Like you are. You all.” She looked at each of the other girls, who stared back, clearly waiting.
It hit her then—they were waiting for her. With the only survivors of the manor in front of her, and her mother dead—God rest her soul, God hold them all in His hand—it occurred to her in that moment. She was the Lady of Lockesly.

Interview with Author Blog Post (Provided by Xpresso Book Tours)

1) When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?
Sometime in middle school, I think. I’ve always loved books, but it was right around eighth grade when I wanted to give novel writing a serious attempt. That story was the most progress I’d made on one that I’d started, and it topped out at fifty pages. I did much better at the beginning of high school – that had a much better plot, better characters, and it was the first time I really thought I can do this.

2) Where did you get the idea for LADY OF SHERWOOD?
Robin Hood is one of my all-time favourite legends, and I wanted to do a different retelling. I wanted something fun and adventurous, and I wanted to make Robin Hood a leading lady. I think having Robin and most of the outlaws be a woman makes for a very different dynamic, and I’m excited to see what people think of it. 

3) How long did it take you to write the book?
It took almost a year in total, but if you take out the three or four months that are my busy season at work where I get very little writing done, then it’s only like six or eight months. I was working nights when I wrote it, and I was able to get some writing in between running tests and waiting for samples in the wee hours of the morning. 

4) How many hours a day do you write?
It depends on the day. There are days when I don’t get any writing done at all, and there are days when I crank out 5,000+ words. I aim to write a little bit every day, at least, but it sometimes doesn’t always work out that way, unfortunately. 

5) LADY OF SHERWOOD is a retelling – how did you pick names for your characters?
For many of them, I had an idea from the original legends. For example, Robin stayed Robin, and Little John became Jemma. There are a few others that have name twists like that, and some completely new characters that were named based on lists of popular names from the 14th century. And, for me, the name has to fit the character and the character’s personality, and I hope that comes through. 

6) What was the hardest scene to write?
There were a couple that were really difficult to write, and I don’t want to say which ones because I don’t want to spoil anybody who hasn’t read it yet. I hope readers enjoy this new take on an old story.

The Author:
Molly is a 2013 graduate of William Smith College with a bachelors in chemistry. She puts her science powers to use by day and is a novelist by night (and weekend...and any five minutes she can find). When she's not writing or working, she's scoping out coffee shops, exploring her new city (Buffalo, NY), taking day trips to Canada, and putting together puzzles.


Review: Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones

Author: S. Jae-Jones 
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: February 7th 2017 
Source: ebook (bought)


Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.
Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Reading "A Court of Wings and Ruin" by Sarah J. Maas, an Epic Adventure

*Spoiler Alert*: This post may contain spoilers for the previous instalments of this series. To read a review of the first book click here.

As you may already know, last week was one of the best weeks of this month. Why? Well, last week the third book in the A Court of Thornes and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas came out and it was amazing.  It isn't amazing that I had to get an ebook because of shipping time and the cost of buying the actual book and sending it to Portugal. Still, I read it in two days total and I absolutely loved it. It will forever have a very special place in my heart.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

Reading this book was an adventure, a whirlwind of emotion and racing hearts and I wouldn't want anything less than what I got. I am still deeply in love with Rhysand and Feyre and all of the inner circle. I could not take my eyes off the screen. I even stayed up until the unholy hours of the morning just because I needed to know how this book ended. I avoided all social media for two days so I wouldn't be spoiled and I waited to write this post in order not to spoil anyone's experience.
I have to express my thanks to Sarah J. Maas for being an awesome human being and grace us with beautiful stories that fulfil our hearts and minds.

This is the story (in pictures) of my adventure of reading ACOWAR.

1. I have the book!!!! Let's start with this baby. She's in the Spring Court and she's going to ruin Tamlin!!!!!

2. Tamlin you are a mean and awful bitch. WTF are you doing! Those are bad people! Leave her alone, please... Now you have hurt her.

3. She is going to ruin you! She's a strong and independent woman!

4. You weren't expecting this weren't you... It serves you well. 

5. Back home at the Night Court with Rhysand the sex-bomb. Happy thoughts, sexy thoughts. Go away, everyone. I cannot possibly read this in public...

6. Please, girls just behave... You are sisters... No, Lucien, you have no right to do everything you want with Elain just because she is your mate.

7. Do not mess with me! I will protect my babies. Stop king from hell!!!!! Mor your dad is a bitch.

8. Go, guys! Rock that meeting! You'll win!!!

9. Tamlin is a bitch... Lucien, your father is an even bigger bitch, also he is a monster. Your real you-know-what is so much better.

10. Please don't die in the war. Just kill all of those Hybern bitches!!! 
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11. Ok... Tamlin I wasn't expecting that. Maybe you are a better person than what I thought.

12. This is a battle! Kill the all now. Win my babies, please win.

13. That battle though...

14. No baby please don't  leave meeeeeee!

15. Oh no... This is getting to the end. *definitely crying a lot* *completely bawling*

16. My babies are alive!!! They are alive! The bitch is dead!!!
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See you next time my lovelies!

Book Tour | Giveaway: To Seduce a Stranger by Susanna Craig

by Susanna Craig
Pub date: 4/11/2017
Genre: Historical Romance

Book Blurb:
Desire waylays the plans of a man with a mysterious past and a woman with an uncertain future, in Susanna Craig’s unforgettable series set in Georgian England.
After her much older husband dies—leaving her his fortune—Charlotte Blakemore finds herself at the mercy of her stepson, who vows to contest the will and destroy her life. With nowhere to turn and no one to help her, she embarks on an elaborate ruse—only to find herself stranded on the way to London. . .
More than twenty years in the West Indies have hardened Edward Cary, but not enough to abandon a helpless woman at a roadside inn—especially one as disarmingly beautiful as Charlotte. He takes her with him to the Gloucestershire estate he is determined to restore, though he is suspicious of every word that falls from her distractingly lush lips.
As far as Charlotte knows, Edward is nothing more than a steward, and there’s no reason to reveal his noble birth until he can right his father’s wrongs. Acting as husband and wife will keep people in the village from asking questions that neither Charlotte nor Edward are willing to answer. But the game they’re each determined to play has rules that beg to broken when the passion between them threatens to uncover the truth—for better or worse. . .

Author Bio:
A love affair with historical romances led Susanna Craig to a degree (okay, three degrees) in literature and a career as an English professor. When she’s not teaching or writing academic essays about Jane Austen and her contemporaries, she enjoys putting her fascination with words and knowledge of the period to better use: writing Regency-era romances she hopes readers will find both smart and sexy. She makes her home among the rolling hills of Kentucky horse country, along with her historian husband, their unstoppable little girl, and a genuinely grumpy cat.

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