Blog Tour: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

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Welcome to the These Rebel Waves Blog Tour!  This marks one of twenty-four stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch, a historical fantasy set in the dark era of The Inquisition.  Stay a while to learn more about the book and author, read my review, and find other stops to visit along the tour.  Now, drop anchor, grab your magical plants, and let’s fight the forces of evil!

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Blog Tour: League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis + #Giveaway


Welcome to the League of American Traitors Blog Tour!  This marks one of fifteen stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis, a historical thriller surrounding the descendant of Benedict Arnold.  Stick around to learn more about the book and author, read my review, enter a giveaway to win a copy of League of American Traitors, and visit other stops along the tour.  So, grab your shovels and let’s start digging up secrets!

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Blog Tour: Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman + #Giveaway


Welcome to the Blacksouls Blog Tour!  This marks one of several stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman, the much-anticipated sequel to Blackhearts, an origins tale of Blackbeard the pirate.  Below you’ll find out more about the book and author, read my review, have a chance to enter a giveaway to win a copy of Blacksouls (Yay!..I mean, Arrr!), and visit other stops along the tour.  Ready?  Well, weigh anchor and get underway! Continue reading

Novella Review: Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Faith and Moonlight

Faith and Moonlight (Echoes of the Ascended, #4) by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Published: December 15, 2015 by Gelineau & King
Series: Echoes of the Ascended
Other work(s): A Reaper of Stone (Echoes of the Ascended, #1), Rend the Dark (Echoes of the Ascended, #2), Best Left in the Shadows (Echoes of the Ascended, #3)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 104
Rating: 4.5/5, PG-13

Roan and Kay are orphans.

A fire destroys their old life, but they have one chance to enter the School of Faith.

They are given one month to pass the entry trials, but as Roan excels and Kay fails, their devotion to each other is put to the test.

They swore they would face everything together, but when the stakes are losing the life they’ve always dreamed of, what will they do to stay together?

What won’t they do?

Once again, we return to the realm of the Ascended, Aedaron, and meet two new characters: Roan and Kay. After a devastating fire consumes their orphanage, the two youths set out to establish a new, more stable future. By enrolling in the School of Faith, a place where aspirants attempt to become one of the Razors of legend, Roan and Kay hope to stake their claim in history.

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Book Review: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Flight of Dreams

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
Published: February 23, 2016 by Doubleday (first published February 16, 2016)
Series: N/A
Other work(s): The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress; Eye of the God
Genres: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction, Mystery
Pages: 336
Rating: 3.5/5, R

On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.

Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.

Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

The Hindenburg. A flying marvel filled with luxury. Held aloft with hydrogen gas. Shrouded in mystery. Bursting with secrets. Flight of Dreams takes us back in time to the year 1937 and into the three and one-half days of its fateful flight that ended in flames. All the while spinning a tale of mystery and intrigue.

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Novella Review: Best Left in the Shadows by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Best Left in the Shadows

Best Left in the Shadows by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Published: November 15, 2015 by Gelineau & King
Series: An Echo of the Ascended
Other work(s): A Reaper of Stone (An Echo of the Ascended, #1), Rend the Dark (An Echo of the Ascended, #2)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 80
Rating: 4.5/5, PG-13

A Highside girl. Beaten. Murdered. Her body found on a Lowside dock. A magistrate comes looking for answers. For justice.
Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside. She is a daughter of the underworld. Bold. Cunning. Free. When an old lover asks for help, she agrees. For a price.
Together, they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in search of a killer.

With Best Left in the Shadows, we revisit the realm of the Ascended (namely,  Aedaron), where fantastical creatures are the norm.  Only this time, our journey focuses on Alys–a sharp-tongued, cutthroat and information broker with plenty of Continue reading

Book Review: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick (aka Josephine Leslie)
Published: September 23, 2014 by Vintage
Other work(s): The Devil and Mrs. Devine, Light and Shade
Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 192
Rating: 5/5, PG-13

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir follows the life and times of Mrs. Lucy Muir, a young widow and mother of two, in search of a life that is truly her own, away from the influence of her in-laws and others. Her search leads her to purchase the former house of Captain Daniel Gregg, who stills haunts its halls  (which Lucy is fully aware of when she decides to live there…interesting). Even with her new move, Lucy’s quest for independence (of thought and action) is not without challenge Continue reading