New Release Alert – Visions of the Fall

TRISH MARIE DAWSON

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Hey, guess what? I have a New Release for you! Most of you know by now that I’ve been working on rebranding the Find Me series, which includes an updated interior and a whole new look. No, this isn’t for Find Me #4, not yet. But the timing works out wonderfully, because the new and revised version of ‘I Hope You Find Me’ is out now in a whopper anthology collection released by Paper Gold Publishing.

Let me introduce you to Visions of the Fall. OMGOSH, is it beautimus.

Over one million words of dystopian and post-apocalyptic goodness for a ridiculously affordable price. I hope you grab yourself a copy, even if you’ve read IHYFM, because there are some awesome authors involved in this collaboration, plus, you’ll be the FIRST to get the revised version of book 1 of the Find Me series (don’t forget, book 4 is on its…

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Think The World Is ending? It Is Now!

Okay, so I’ve grabbed you in with a shamelessly clickbait title there. But I promise there’s something fabulous waiting in this post! 😉 So, yours truly has the awesome pleasure of being in a new apocalyptic/dystopian boxset with 13 other incredible authors. VISIONS OF THE FALL has over 1 MILLION WORDS! So you’re not going to run out of reading material any time soon – and all for just $1.99.

I know, pop your eyeballs back in, and we’ll take a closer look at the stories within. 🙂

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Apocalyptic/Dystopian Box Set — Complete Books Anthology — Hot New Release — Vacation Reading Package — Perfect Holiday Gift Idea — Over 1 MILLION Words of Best Fiction Writing

Due to mature content, situations and language, this collection is recommended for audiences 18+. Some stories are written in American, and some in British English. The authors have chosen to stay true to their heritage.

This box set includes a mix of already released and totally new novels and novellas, all complete works. Those books which are part of a series can be enjoyed fully without the need to read the complete series (though there is a chance you might develop story-addiction issues—for that, we apologize).

VISIONS OF THE FALL is a magnificent collection of dystopian and apocalyptic books, some full-length novels, some short enough to read in one sitting, each one exhilarating and compelling. 15 apocalyptic worlds to explore, 15 thrilling adventures, 15 dysfunctional realms for you to conquer. The perfect companion for late nights on the sofa, the perfect gift to those who enjoy a good read. Add it to your favorite kindle with one click now.

THIS BOX SET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

Remotely Unplugged — Andrea Perno
I hope You Find Me — Trish Marie Dawson
Christmas Past — Julie Elizabeth Powell
Outside — Shalini Boland
Allusive Aftershock — Susan Griscom
Heaven — Julie Elizabeth Powell
Rendered — Samantha Jacobey
Retained — Samantha Jacobey
The Tin of Honey — Holly Barbo
The Spiral Arm episode 1 — Peter Boland
The Blemished — Sarah Dalton
Nightwind’s Shadow — Cherime MacFarlane
We Are The Few — Miranda Stork
The Tube Riders: Underground — Chris Ward
The World According To Want — Julie Elizabeth Powell

So what are you waiting for? Go here and grab your copy now – before the price goes up!

Not One…Not Two…But Three Reviews!

Just call it a very, very, very early Christmas present. Or something like that. I’ve been lucky enough to get some extra reading in lately, and I’ve been busy giving reviews to the best books I’ve read over the last few weeks. And as I haven’t posted here for a while, I thought I’d bundle them altogether, so you lovely folks can have some ideas for what to snuggle up with as the weather gets colder. 😉

 

A Pound of Flesh (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery, Book 1)

Stuart S. Laing

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I could not put this book down. I love historicals, but I’ve never actually sat down with a historical that’s also a crime thriller, or one where you feel so transported through the use of a local dialect. The characters were well-rounded and interesting to get to know, and I loved the use of Scots for their speech – it really gave the ‘feel’ of actually being there, and I think putting the speech into modern English would have taken something away. The setting was amazing as well, every twist down an alleyway and shadowy building made me feel like I was not only back in Edinburgh, but as though I was back in the 18th century to boot. There were twists and turns in the story I never saw coming either, and a few points where I was on the edge of my seat or chewing my nails.

My only niggle (and reason for dropping a star) is that some of the book was a little difficult to read due to missing punctuation or spelling errors. It didn’t pull me away from the story (the story is too good for that!) but it did mean I sometimes had to slow and re-read a couple of sentences. But, knowing this is the author’s first book, I know that can happen and it won’t stop me from getting and reading the rest of the series at all.

Overall, Stuart S. Laing has produced a wonderful look back into a period and place that comes with a good smattering of drama, crime, and deliciously Scottish dialects. This is a real storyteller’s work, and the story is woven so effectively, I promise you won’t be able to put it down as soon as you start. A really fabulous book from start to finish.

A FABULOUS FOUR STARS!  Grab your copy HERE.

Bittersweet (The Kaveesh, Book 1)

Tyffani Clark Kemp

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Let me start off by saying I NEVER read YA books…and that makes absolutely no difference when it comes to how much I love this book! The characters (especially Lira) drew me in from their first tension-filled conversations, and they were complex and balanced enough to be seen as young adults, making realistic situations, but keeping enough seriousness to convey their particular situation.

I love the world of the Kaveesh that Tyffani Clark Kemp has created too. It’s imaginative, but meshes with our world in a way that makes the strange feel believable. The twists and turns are exciting and keep the pages turning, and keep you guessing with who is going to do what next – especially Mother Cora! Watch out for that one.

Overall, the relationships between the characters make this book. There’s tension, romance, humour, nostalgia, horror – every possible type of person is here, but the book never feels crowded, or like there are too many characters at once. The way the story is constructed, it allows for almost several stories within the book at the same time. The storyline is great, the characters are memorable, and the flow is brilliant. I urge anyone who enjoys sci-fi/dystopian YA to pick this up now, because you won’t be able to put it down once you start reading! I couldn’t give this less than five stars.

A FANTASTIC FIVE STARS! Grab your copy HERE.

The Searching Bride (The Emberton Brothers, Book 3)

Karen Aminadra

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Karen Aminadra’s Emberton Brother’s series comes to an end with this book, but it does not go out with a whisper. Quite the opposite! While the characters are, as ever for me, my favourite part, it is the emotions that truly bring this story to life. The characters are well-rounded and complex, and learning more about both Louis Emberton and Martha Coleman was wonderful. Martha is definitely my favourite heroine of the series, because you find out so much more about her in this book – she is not merely a romantic and a little naive, but loving, hard-working and practical as well. The emotions are so skilfully woven into the over-arching story that they become a part of it, both pulling it along and adding real depth to the situations the characters find themselves in.

As ever, the romance was believable and sweet, but because of the characters involved it had an extra depth that wasn’t as prevalent in the other two. As ever, I was willing the pair to come together happily for the end, but I was also wrapped up in so many other heartfelt events in the book that I had hardly any breath left! There were some parts where I wished perhaps we could have lingered longer to explore the story there (such as in Dover), but that is more personal taste, and the book didn’t need to do that at all. The descriptions are, as ever in Aminadra’s style, enough to give you a vivid picture without giving away all the details.

I cannot say enough good things about this book; it is a perfect ending to the series, and as brilliantly-written as the other two. If you enjoy sweet Regency romances, drama, and complex characters, these are the books for you. I cannot give this book any less than five stars.

A FANTABULOUS FIVE STARS! Get your copy HERE.