October is here and with that, we are into the last quarter of this year 2019. With the new month comes the excitement of going through some new books, discovering new authors, enjoying some best sellers… Basically, a fresh chance to just dive again in the Reading Ocean. So, without chitchatting Read more…
I wrote my first Blurb when I published my e-book through Blogchatter. Although I had read several of them as a reader but never knew the hard work it takes to make one. Yes, my personal experience says that writing a Blurb requires more focus and hard-work compared to writing Read more…
I am a sucker for Fantasy Books. How much ever I read them, they are just not enough for me. I love being inside this bubble of fantasy. That is why, when I came across the topic of recommending books under #TheBookBlogTrain, I couldn’t help myself to bring out the Read more…
In this post of ‘My Favourite Romance Authors’, I am going to be a little nostalgic… Ok, a tad bit more nostalgic. I would be reminiscing about the days when I was a teenager at the cusp of becoming an adult. I was a romantic as any other young girl Read more…
It is Wednesday and I am here with another post in my MiniSeries- Rewind #Indie TBC 2018. I had stated in my last post (read it here) that my journey as an author had made me meet this marvellous bunch of wordsmiths in The Book Club. This series is dedicated Read more…
Through the Mist was introduced to me by Sona who is also one of the authors of the book. I met her through an Ebook Carnival where we both were participating. As we communicated she told me about this book which was a collaborative venture. When I came to know Read more…
Title: The Girl in the Tower Series: Winternight Trilogy Genre: Fantasy, Folklore Author: Katherine Arden Source: ARC provided by the Penguin Random House The magical adventure began in ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman is forced to choose between marriage or life Read more…
Title: Rose Petal Graves
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Series: The Lost Clan
Genre: Thriller Fantasy
PEEK – A – BOO
Ancient secrets cannot remain buried forever.
Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.
MY TAKE ON R P G
Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author: Katherine Arden
Series: The Bear and the Nightingale
Genre: Fantasy, Folklore
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.
After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.
And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.
As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and calls on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.
MY TAKE ON TBATN
Author: Demelza Carlton
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Retelling
A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all.
Once upon a time…
Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over.
With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?