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Cover Reveal: “The Island” by Clarissa Johal, Pre-Order Now!

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“Exploring a remote island can sometimes get you into trouble.

Especially when you stumble upon a cave and awaken two demons.”

Emma Keller’s estranged grandmother has been missing for seven years. Emma journeys to her grandmother’s private island with the task of readying it for sale. Local rumors say it’s cursed, but she dismisses them as superstition. While there, she unearths a hidden cave, and is visited by two men soon after. Itu is well-spoken, though he hides his face in shadow. The other is more of a worry; with skin of alabaster, Thim’s feral presence sets her on edge. Emma discovers the island has a dark past. The two men aren’t human, but awakened demons…and they have their sights set on her.”

Amazon Pre-Order: http://amzn.com/B010TE7W1G

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Jessica Anhalt
Book Manager (at) Booktrope Publishing
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Release Party Today: “Shadow Dancer” by Addison Kline, (Book One, Shadows of Morrow)

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“Some secrets should just stay buried. On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn’t know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance. When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her mother’s fate, and is hell-bent upon finding out who was responsible for her death. But when Tristan herself goes missing too, everyone is suspect, even her own father.”

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B011M764F4
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011M764F4
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B011M764F4
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B011M764F4

Connect with Addison on Social Media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Addison-Kline/725017510857868

Her Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/addisonklinereadergroup

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AddisonKline1

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Jessica Anhalt
Book Manager at Booktrope Publishing
Jessica.Anhalt (at) booktrope.com
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Red Haircrow Review? Then what is “Flying With Red Haircrow”?

As you can see at this page, Red Haircrow Review, you visit our “Seekers…” page, we are currently closed to review requests. We still accept promotional posts,  press releases, interview requests etc. only for work within our genre list.

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Aphanasian Stories by Rhonda Parrish

AphanasianStories-coverReview:  A collection of three fantasy stories all based in Aphanasia, the land created by Rhonda Parrish wherein dwells a variety of beings. For lovers of the genre, the themes range from hue, from lighter to dark, so there’s something here anyone might enjoy.

I’d previously reviewed one of the stories, Lost and Found, and had found it to be, “Clear cut and for the most part concise, the author’s story is carefully planned and executed with believable actions, choices and characters, and a plot which is often de rigeur in fantasy tales but has enough twists along the way to keep the reader interested.” These traits can also be found in “A Love Story” and “Sister Margaret.”

The author is multi-talented, and you’ll find, if you visit her site, that she writes in a range of genres and types, on many themes. http://www.rhondaparrish.com/.

Description: “Three of Rhonda Parrish’s beloved Aphanasian stories brought together in one collection for the first time!

A Love Story: Z’thandra, a swamp elf living with the Reptar, discovers a human near the village. When she falls in love with him, she faces the most difficult choice of her life, a decision that will affect the Reptar for generations.

Lost and Found: Xavier, the escaped subject of a madman’s experiments, and Colby, a young lady on a mission to save her brother, must combine their efforts to elude capture and recover the magical artifact that will save Colby’s brother before it’s too late.

Sister Margaret: A vampire hunter and a half-incubus swordsman are hired by a priestess to kill the undead pimp that is extorting, torturing and murdering vulnerable girls.”

  • Available in Kindle and print formats at Amazon.
  • ISBN: 1481249479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481249478
  • Review copy provided by the author.

My previous review of Rhonda Parrish’s “Lost and Found“, which is set in the same fantasy world.

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Sanctuary by Kris Kramer

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Review: One of the first things I noticed about Sanctuary, as compared to a lot of indie books in addition to ones traditionally published, was the length. Sanctuary is well-constructed and balanced, and approximately 260 pages, which especially for its genre, I’ve found to be rather rare.  Some readers want longer books in order to get their supposed “money’s worth”, but if there is too much information, which hinders the story the itself, I’ll take a shorter work that flows well over a longer book that too long lags in places, any day of the week. This one, for the most part, had a flowing pattern though in the way of descriptive passages, showing instead of simply telling and smoother connectives would have improved that for me.

I have a distinct clause in my review request guidelines these days, which was updated not because I do not privately read works that may have religious or spiritual themes of some kind, but for review purposes, authors whose works I have read in those genres and may disagree with some of those aspects have ironically and solely been those abusive in their response to the review. Life’s too short for that nonsense. So, this work was on the edge of the religious themed fiction, as the main character is a priest which influences much of the storyline and dialogue. For the time period, however, even if I found it tiresome at times, this was understandable and in character for Daniel. The location itself, ancient Wales, was of particular interest as due to personal curiosity and a familial attachment, I began studying about Cymru over two decades ago.

Daniel, the protagonist is believable and distinct, but for my personal tastes the Christian overtones and theme as a whole, would limited my return to this world and life. Santuary is a solid read, which lovers of ancient history may very well enjoy, and is descriptive, gripping, and filled with action and emotionally engaging characters and situations. Sanctuary is just one of the publications of The 4th Realm, a collective group of writers specializing in indie fiction and non-fiction.

Description: In 9th century Britain, chaos rules as kingdoms splinter, Vikings invade from all corners, and lives and fortunes are lost to those with the biggest sword and the smallest shreds of morality. When a young priest, Daniel, witnesses a lone warrior save his village from savage raiders, he believes he’s seen a miracle, and he follows the reclusive warrior on his mysterious trek across the island, hoping to find his own path in this brutal and unforgiving world.

Daniel’s journey takes him to places he’d long since left, forcing him to face his past, along with dour dwarves, canny druids, and an army of Viking warriors. When he meets a captive woman with strange abilities amongst the ruins of humanity’s savage and unforgiving past, Daniel will face his true enemy, a powerful demon, who waits for his dominion over man to be complete.

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