Blog Tour: A World of Intemperance by Ichabod Temperance (Vol. 2 in The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance) #Excerpt & #Giveaway! @IckyTemperance #BlogTour #BookBlogger #Steampunk #Romance

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Welcome to the Adventures of Ichabod Temperance!

I’m thrilled to share this fun and exciting series with you today, in particular, vol. 2 A World of Intemperance! This Steampunk tale has it all! Adventure, thrills, romance and fantastic characters! I also have a really cool giveaway for you all to enter, so be sure to read through to the end to enter!

A World of Intemperance (Vol. 2 in The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance)

Publication Date: October 27th, 2015

Genre: Fantasy/ Adventure/ Steampunk

It is New Year’s Eve, 1875. In this humorously told Steampunk tale, adventure-prone Ichabod Temperance and his lovely sweetheart, Miss Persephone Plumtartt, once again find themselves swept up into a whirlwind of misadventure and international catastrophe. The entire world totters on the brink of war, as various nations develop arsenals of dreadful power. It seems as though every nation on Earth lusts for Empire. A sinister…

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Watching Glass Shatter: FREE 2/4 thru 2/8

This Is My Truth Now

February is a big month! All of my books will be free for a few days at some point. This week, it’s Watching Glass Shatter, my debut 2017 novel about a family drama imploding from a bounty of secrets. Download here for FREE from 2/4 thru 2/8.

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Book Overview

After 40 years of marriage, Olivia Glass thought she could handle the unexpected death of her husband. But when Ben’s will reveals a life-altering secret, she suffers a blow no widow should ever experience.

Olivia learns that she gave birth to a baby who later died in the nursery. Instead of telling his wife what happened, Ben switched the child with another. And as if that’s not enough, Ben’s will doesn’t reveal which of their five sons is truly not hers.

While an attorney searches for answers, Olivia visits each of her sons to share a final connection before facing the…

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Gods & Prophecies: A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

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a spark of white fireTitle: A Spark of White Fire
Series: The Celestial Trilogy (Book #1)
Author: Sangu Mandanna
Rating: 5/5 stars
Links:Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository


My streak of 5-star YARC reads continues with A Spark of White Fire! This book has been advertised as a Mahabharata retelling in space. Now, I’m not so familiar with the Mahabharata but if you expect gods and goddesses meddling in mortal affairs, as well as complex political and family dynamics, then this book is for you.

They saw the pawn.

And missed the queen.

This book stars Esmae, born Alexa Rey, the lost twin sister of exiled prince and the galaxy’s golden boy, Alexi Rey. Her entire life, she’s been preparing to rejoin her family and help her brother take the throne. In the process, she joins a competition to win Titania, the greatest spaceship in the galaxy. In winning, she starts a…

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When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi (buddy read with Jennifer from Tar Heel Reader)


What’s it all about?:


‘Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option…Unmissable’ New York Times

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to…

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Review: Vengeful – V.E. Schwab


480 pages | Tor | Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction

The digest: For me, Vengeful is an average novel which continually misses the bar set by Vicious. It isn’t an awful book, but I wish there hadn’t been so much hype around it.

I really enjoyed Vicious when I listed to its audiobook last year, read by Noah Michael Levine. I was disappointed to see that that narrator wouldn’t be returning to finish this supposed duology,* but I have to say that the new narrator (Jeremy Arthur) is also good at his job.

From Vengeful’sGoodreads page:

“Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even…

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Review: A Curse So Dark & Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
by Brigid Kemmerer

This may be yet another Beauty and the Beast retelling but it is one of the best I’ve come across. I absolutely loved the new spin the author put on this classic tale and main character Harper is truly awesome.


Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother…

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Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is…

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VOX by Christina Dalcher @CVDalcher #Review #Dystopian #MustRead #FallReading #FallTBR #TBR

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Book Review


I can’t remember reading something so compelling and yet, so enraging at the same time…

Perhaps, the first time I read Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, I was equally inspired with such feelings. VOX was different though. It felt more personal, more visceral.

VOX (Release Date: August 21st, 2018)

Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial—this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

This is just the beginning.

Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day…

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The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor Book Review. #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #BookReview #Review #TheTakingofAnnieThorne @cjtudor @MichaelJBooks

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  • The Taking of Annie Thorne.
  • C. J. Tudor.
  • 352 pages.
  • Horror / Fiction / Thriller / Mystery.
  • My Rating: Hell Yeah Book Review.


Book Blurb.

One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after forty-eight hours, she came back. But she couldn’t, or wouldn’t, say what had happened to her.

Something happened to my sister. I can’t explain what. I just know that when she came back, she wasn’t the same. She wasn’t my Annie.

I didn’t want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister.

Book Review.

I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Quotes are taken from an ARC copy of the book.
Tudor burst onto the scene early in 2018 with her much-lauded debut

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