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Review: Chase the Dark - Annette Marie

Chase the Dark by Annette Marie
Series: Steel and Stone #1

My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Published October 17th 2014 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Source: Purchased
Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are three obstacles in her way.

The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?

The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.

And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.

Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the c…

Weekly Round Up #47 : The One Where We Had a Fire

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and #IMWAYR hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.

Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 

I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

What a week! Earlier in the week we had a bit of a crazy fire that broke out around our warehouse office and we had to get the fire brigade in to sort it out! Thank goodness they were so efficient and organised.

Gym has been 'Endurance Week' so that's also been pretty tough! I feel good when I can complete the sets that the trainer tasks us with, but oh boy! I'm exhausted!
We've also been having a pretty serious heat wave with temperatures skyrocketing and hitting the mid 40s (Celsius that is!). That's too hot for me. What I read: Unfortunately I did…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXVII

We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.

Where do you post your reviews?
All my reviews are posted of Goodreads and almost all of them on my blog. Whenever I get a book from NetGalley, I make sure to post on there too. I also post most of my reviews on Amazon.IN. I’m yet to start using Amazon.COM hence haven’t posted reviews there so far. I also share my reviews on Instagram and Twitter so it reaches a wider audience, Whenever a review is requested by the author or publisher, I make sure to cross post at all the above places. I actually did a Blog Squad special infographic post on “ How to be a Social Blogger ” which would answer this quest…

Review: The Night Realm - Annette Marie

The Night Realm by Annette Marie
Series: Spell Weaver #1

My rating: {★★★★★}

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Expected publication: October 20th 2017 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Source: ARC Copy received from publisher
Clio is good at all sorts of things. As a nymph, she’s great at outdoorsy nature stuff. As a nymph living in exile, she’s got the “blending in with humans” thing down pat. As a nymph living in exile because she has the rare ability to mimic magic, she’s had to pick up some unique survival skills.

But stealing from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld? Not so much.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what she has to do to earn a ticket back home. Conning her way into the night realm may have gone pretty well, but now she’s got a new problem. His name is Lyre and he’s a sinfully alluring incubus, a dangerously skilled spell weaver, and the only thing standing between her and stealing some damn magic.

Maneuvering around him without blowing her cover shouldn’t be that difficul…

Weekly Round Up #46 : The One Where I Got My First Auto Approval!!!

Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 

I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

I totally meant to publish a wrap up yesterday and then I got caught up in a weekend of all things kids so I barely even read or blogged! Hence I'm not linking up again this week but hopefully next week I'll be back on the bandwagon.

Apparently playing with a couple of preschoolers can be absolutely EXHAUSTING.

Even though I've been scrambling to play catch up on my bookish life since the chaos that was September I got my first NetGalley auto-approval last week! So excited :)

I didn't get much reading done but I REALLY enjoyed the book that I did manage to finish. Watch this space for a review coming soon.
What I read: Annette Marie is rapidly become one of my favourite authors; I adored this book. It's the …

Review: Tower of Dawn - Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #6
My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published September 5th 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens

Source: Purchased
In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they c…

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Divine Heart - Danielle R. Mani

The Divine Heart
by Danielle R. Mani
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: September 27th 2017
Seventeen-year-old Elle Collins spent most her life waiting for someone else to die…
When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just a new heart—clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.
Desperate for answers the medical community can’t provide, Elle’s divination leads her to the family of her donor—a young girl named, Cas. With the help of her best friend, Rob—the guy who’s a testament that her new heart is capable of love, Elle must make sense of the clues Cas is sending. As pieces of Cas’s life and death emerge, Elle will discover that she and Cas share more than just a heart.

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Excerpt She lets out a long sigh. “I heard that you received the heart of a girl about the same age as you.” She looks at me intently. I can tell she’s trying to read my…

Weekly Round Up #45 : The One Where I only read One Book

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm not linking up this week as I'm still catching up on my blog! If you stop by to comment though I will be sure to return the visit. :)
Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 

I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope that you've had a good couple of weeks! Last weekend was a busy one for me: Our little community was having it's annual cricket fundraising weekend and I was busy both playing cricket and playing DJ with our PA system.

This weekend it's my nephew's christening so I'll be busy all over again! I'm also hoping to be able to take my little one to watch the new My Little Pony movie. With my weekend's filled up it's meant that I haven't had much time to blog but I'm slowly catching up I th…