Book Blast: The Fallen (The Greatest Sin, #1) 02/24–02/28

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The Fallen

by Lee French & Erik Kort

The Fallen

Series: The Greatest Sin #1

Publication Date: January 26, 2014

Genre: Fantasy

For hundreds of years, the Blaukenev clan has wandered across Tilzam, from one end to the other and back. Each wagon carries history, love, laughter, pain, sorrow, and secrets. Their greatest secret of all may be Chavali, the clan Seer.

Spirits
claim
use
save
damn her.

With her gift/curse, nothing surprises her anymore, no one keeps secrets from her. She, on the other hand, has more than enough secrets to keep. Secrets of her own, secrets of her clan, secrets of the world, secrets she even keeps from herself.

There are always people who want secrets.
Some will do anything to get what they want.

The Fallen is the foundation of the story of The Greatest Sin, of a world adrift from its God that desperately wants Her back. Chavali’s comfortable, predictable life will be ripped apart and burnt to ashes as she’s forced into the middle of that struggle. Change, she hates it passionately. It hates her right back.

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About the Authors

Lee FrenchLee French lives in Worcester, MA with two kids, two mice, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She is an avid gamer and active member of the Myth-Weavers online RPG community, where she is known for her fondness for Angry Ninja Squirrels of Doom. In addition to spending much time there, she also trains year-round for the one-week of glorious madness that is RAGBRAI, has a nice flower garden with absolutely no lawn gnomes, and tries in vain every year to grow vegetables that don’t get devoured by neighborhood wildlife.

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Erik KortErik Kort abides in the glorious Pacific Northwest, otherwise known as Mirkwood-Without-The-Giant-Spiders. Though the spiders often grow too numerous for his comfort. He is defended from all eight-legged threats by his brave and overly tolerant wife, and is mocked by his obligatory writer’s cat. When not writing, Erik comforts the elderly, guides youths through vast wildernesses, and smuggles more books into his library of increasingly alarming size.

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Review: Cobweb Forest (Cobweb Bride Triology, #3)

Cobweb Forest

The world is broken… A dark Goddess rises. A mortal maiden must stop her.

COBWEB FOREST (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book Three) is the third and final book of the intricate epic fantasy flavored by Renaissance history and the romantic myth of Persephone, about death’s ultimatum to the world.

My Short, Spoiler-Free Review:

I really enjoyed this series.  Our heroine, Percy Ayren, faces a seemingly insurmountable task, one that no earthly being has ever encountered.  The final installment focuses more on the gods, their place in the universe and how their actions affect human life.  We finally learn why the world is shrinking and what needs to be done to make things right.

This installment was my favorite of the series for a number of reasons.  The author went to great lengths to create an original world, filled with well-developed characters.  The story is beautifully written, action-packed and original.  I found myself caring deeply for Percy and Beltain.  I was also shocked by the pain and anguish suffered by Hades… yes, HADES!

(Side Note: I hope there will be a Percy/Beltain follow-up.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed.)

In my opinion, Cobweb Forest could be a standalone novel, as it details what occurs in the other books.  However, I do recommend reading the entire series.  You’ll be glad you did!

5/5 Stars!  Kudos to Vera Nazarian for this series!

New Book Tour and Cover Reveal

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I’ve teamed up with Masquerade Book Tours and I’m proud to announce my first ever Book Blast and Cover Reveal.  In the next few weeks, this blog will be bursting with events.  Here’s what I have coming up:

Book Blast

  • 02/14 – The Fallen by Lee French & Erik Kort (runs until 02/18)

Cover Reveal

  • 02/18 – Andromeda’s Fall by Abigail Owen
  • 02/20 – Honor Among Orcs by Amalia Dillin

You do not want to miss these events.  Stop by, enter to win prizes and join in the fun!

Happy Reading!

Review: Circadian Circle (The Gray Tower Trilogy, #3)

First, let me say, I love The Gray Tower Trilogy. Our story began in World War II Europe. The Nazis dabbled in the occult and unleashed hellish Cruenti Warlocks and Black Wolves throughout Europe. The Allies must find a way to combat the magical attacks or face losing not only the war, but the world.

Circadian CircleCircadian Circle is book three of the The Gray Tower trilogy. Our story picks up where we left off in Dark Rift. Our heroine, Isabella, has just learned of her powers and she must gain control of them, if she is to be successful. She’s faced with a tough choice and an unholy alliance that may have devastating consequences.

My Very Short, Spoiler-Free Review:

This series is one of the most unique I have ever read.  The author masterfully blends history and fantasy into a well-executed thrill ride.  Escobar delivers an engaging story that captivated me from the very beginning. I felt like I was a part of the action and I could picture every scene, as if I were watching it play out on the big screen.

Added Bonuses:

  • Cruenti Vampire Warlocks – These aren’t your sexy, brooding, sparkly vampires.  The Cruenti are cruel, vicious, vile creatures that will devour anyone in their path.  They are truly frightening, horrible beasts and the author does a great job portraying them as such.
  • Romance – I’ve read a lot of fantasy novels and I’ve found that there really is no way to avoid romance.  With that being said, The Gray Tower Trilogy’s love story is handled tastefully.  It’s not over the top and it did not hijack the story.
  • The Heroine – Isabella is tough!  She is strong, clever and resourceful.  She’s not one to be pushed around and she is fiercely independent.  If you’re looking for a weepy, angst-filled, hormonal heroine, keep looking!

To sum it up, I was blown away with the final installment. The ending left me with wondering if there will be a spin-off of sorts. I surely hope so. I want MORE!

If you haven’t read this series, READ IT!  You won’t be disappointed!

Great job, Alesha!

Random Rambling #1

It’s raining and I’m sleepy. Anyone with little kids understands. My 2 year old son decided to e-mail his friend, Scout, at 2AM. His message must have been extremely urgent. Now, he’s sleeping peacefully and I’m tempted to give him a little payback. But, we all know, I will lose in the end. So for now, he sleeps.

I finished Alesha Escobar’s Circadian Circle, the other day and I’m preparing my review. I usually don’t write lengthy reviews because I don’t like to give away any spoilers. I’m don’t want to ruin it for other readers but, I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one and it’s the perfect ending to a roller coaster series!

So, I’m on to my next book, Vera Nazarian’s third installment to the Cobweb Bride trilogy, Cobweb Forest. I loved the other books and this one has not left me disappointed.

Enough rambling for now… it’s reading time!