~ Book Blitz ~ The Dreamland Series by EJ Mellow

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

This last year must have been the year for EJ Mellow. Her Dreamland series has caught the audience by storm and so have those amazing covers.

Not only that but they managed to drag in a slurry of fantastic and well deserved awards. The Dreamer has been awarded a Silver for Best Fantasy/Science Fiction from the eLit Book Awards & a Finalist medal for Best Cover Design from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

The series is smack bang in the middle of a summer sale. Now is the best time to grab them all and get carried away with the rest of us!

• The Dreamer •

Amazon CA ­ http://amzn.to/1UI8dC2
Amazon AU ­ http://amzn.to/24Z4qFU
Amazon UK ­ http://amzn.to/1tvwEfR

• The Destined •

• The Dreamcatcher •

As if that wasn't motivation enough there is also a give away running for a $30 Amazon gift card. It's free to anyone anywhere in the world!

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Book & Author Details:

The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow 
(Dreamland #1) 
Publication date: May 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.
Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.
There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.
But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?
Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.

One more thing, if you are anything like me and enjoy total immersion then I strongly recommend to follow the Dreamland Series playlist! It really does make for an extra dimension ;)

Zeroes by Chuck Wendig

Friday, 8 July 2016

Zeroes by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Hack yeah another great read this year. With The Silence of Six still in my memory as the book to beat I could not wait to get my hands on Zeroes. As an avid follower of Wendig's blog I have been eyeing since I first read the synopsis through one of his blog posts. This was also not long after binge watching Person of Interest and then learning it never got a follow up season. My depressed state was short lived after I spoiled myself for mothers day (perfume is dead I tell you). Nothing beats a good hacker/thriller.

Of course I will not be able to spoil anything. Which is incredibly hard. But what I can tell you is that Zeroes combines the good and the bad in a crazy straight jacket and runs around like a minion chased by terminator. Well maybe that is a rather laced picture but its as accurate as I can get to it.

The story follows 6 individuals who have all dipped their fingers into 01010001110.

~ Cover Reveal ~ The Destined by E.J. Mellow

Monday, 20 June 2016

It is time to jump up and down because I get to reveal the final cover of to The Dreamland series! 

The last two covers have been absolutely stunning a true delight to the eyes and a fitting companion to the amazing story within. They are a proud part of my fave shelf. Once EJ Mellow uncovered the last cover to us lucky bloggers I felt like printing it on a poster... *really, I still do...*


The Destined by E.J. Mellow
(The Dreamland Series, #3)
Publication date:
October 17th 2016

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Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers #1) by Rachel Aaron

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

It is quite the task to find a dragon shape shifter book that is A: Not a Alpha male seeking a mate B: Has great amount of action and a fantastic story line and C: Is funny as hell.  Nice Dragons Finish Last is probably one of the best Dragon books I have ever read. If not THE BEST.   I know I am throwing about big words here.. Contenders such as Dragon riders of Pern, Talon and Seraphina make it nearly blasphemous but this really is a read for yourself  kind of statement. Nice Dragons Finish Last is the first book of the Heartstrikers series (which is planned to have 4 or 5 books from what I have been able to find out) and such a creative take on dragons it will give you whiplash however somehow keeps staying true to the classic bad dragon image.

This witty combination of Urban, Fantasy, and Contemporary humor has totally caught me by surprise. Yes, after reading the synopsis I was already quite taken with the promise. A under performing Dragon about to get his ass whooped if he does not live up to the cunning and ruthless Dragon standards. The way Rachel Aaron has woven this story together is simply brilliant.

The Emperor's Edge Series by Lindsay Buroker

Friday, 15 April 2016

The Emperor's Edge Collection by Lindsay Buroker

You know when sometimes you feel like reading something a little different?
Something that has your favourite elements but does not constantly make you angsty? You know, simply a cleverly laid out adventure which a bunch of solid characters and no bull...? That is what The Emperor's edge was like for me. The series had me thoroughly entertained till the end, and that is no easy feat when it spans a full 7 books! Set in a world with strong steampunk elements and a dash of scifi, it is bound to fall a little out of the box but has something to suit almost anyone.

This review covers 7 main books in this series! (Though there are 8 if you count the follow up Republic)

Let me start by saying I love our main girl Amaranthe. She is smart, she is funny, and overall she does not feel sorry for herself whilst trying to turn each bad situation into an opportunity. She is not 'pretty' or 'special', but comes up with plans and acts on them, with or without help from the others which I can appreciate. She is creative too, which she demonstrates in  becoming a leader to a gang full of flawed guys. Pushing them all toward a goal benefiting each individual as well as help a kingdom filled with unrest. Man if that is not a kick ass accomplishment, I don't know what is..

School of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder's Secret #1) by Christopher Mannino

Saturday, 12 March 2016

School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When I read the synopsis for School of Deaths I got very curious.
Could this potentially be a match to series such as Percy Jackson and Harry Potter but with a main female perspective? Loads of good things could be read in the Goodreads reviews. All things considered I'd much rather wield a scythe then a broom. who needs to fly when you can just slash your way wherever you wish to go right? Okay, so that is not entirely how it works out but my point is that it had me fantasizing up some truly awesome scenario's.

School of Deaths follows Suzie who is rapidly losing weight and eventually finds herself being transported against her will to the world of Deaths to attend . The issue is that she seems to be the only female Death to be admitted since the last one. A 'witch' who betrayed their entire world. Naturally there is a big prejudice against her.
"Suzie,” he said, “how has your first day been going, as a girl?”“I’ve been a girl all my life,” she replied."

Cornerstone (Cornerstone #1) by Misty Provencher

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Cornerstone by Misty Provencher
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Warning: This was suppose to be a review for Cornerstone, yet somehow I ended up reading all books in practically one sitting. It has thrown me off my usual format so you will  have to excuse me.. Actually, scratch that, I'd better not apologise as there is a pretty good chance it will happen again at some stage.. so yeah.. it may be slightly spoilery .

Cornerstone has been on my 'to read' list for at least a couple of years. I came across it as a recommendation based on previously read books and the synopsis sounded original and interesting. It really grabbed me. But then life got in the way, slowly pushing it further down my list and other books got scooted to the top as sequels kept coming out.

Finally, on a Friday I opened it up on my reader as I was sitting in the waiting room preparing to get my wisdom teeth removed. I can not tell you how glad I am that I did. I literally went on a reading binge for the following 4 days and blasted through the entire series (4 in all). Granted I was probably a little high from all the painkillers but I'm fairly sure they didn't impair my judgement to much..

It was simply unique, invigorating, touching and bitter-sweet. The books branch on a range of subjects in any young adults life as well as throw you into a fantastically imaginative world not found anywhere else. Misty Porvincher is most definitely not afraid of letting her readers stretch their imagination and take a bit of risk. It is not chewed out or easy to swallow but certainly refreshing in the current YA genre to have a writer not be afraid to go beyond the line. Though it is not all seriousness and crazy stuff.. it also shows a light and comical side..

~ Sneak Peek ~ The Dreamcatcher (Dreamland, #1.5)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Anyone who has read the The Dreamland series (The Dreamer & The Divide) will probably have as much as a fascination with them as I do. A novella featuring Dev's POV is coming and it pretty much has me hyperventilating in a paper bag. I mean, who would not love more of Mr Dark and handsome with his sharp words and ohh so wicked humor... *Cough* well, I might be getting carried away a little here...  Point is, it is getting released on the 26th of Febuary and the pre-order links can be found below.

Luckily E.J. Mellow has also been kind enough to provide a little bit of a teaser for the up and coming release of The Dreamcatcher.

Read'm and weep!

The Divide (The Dreamland Series, #2) by E.J. Mellow

Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Divide
by E.J. Mellow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Divide has been on my list of most anticipated sequels for 2015. When it finally arrived in my mailbox I was ecstatic and slightly nervous. As the sequel to a smashing debut novel I was truly hoping it would live up to the awesomeness of the first book and that there would be a good chunk more of Devlin (though really the story was a reason enough of course hah!)...

descriptionThe Divide jumps right into where The Dreamer left off. Molly is on her way to be put under for a few days in order to get her training under way. And ohh do we get thrown straight back into it! We finally get to delve a little deeper into Terra and get introduced to whole heap more interesting gadgets and what not's. There are some truly tension packed scenes right up my ally and I am extremely glad that this is a NA novel and did not have to conform to YA fadeouts. It delivered on all of my TGTBT expectations  (for anyone wondering , it's short for 'To Good To Be True').

Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

Thursday, 12 November 2015

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ahhh I simply adore the Inkeeper Chronicles, you guys have no idea how happy I was when it got announced there will be more books to come!

Ever since I started reading Clean Sweep through the then hosted serial, I have been obsessively checking my email in the hopes another episode would have been posted. I devoured Sweep in Peace as soon as it followed. Luckily anyone that has missed out, the actual polished book form is to be released on the 13th of November pre-order here (awesome or what!).
We pick up a little while after Clean Sweep ended. Dina is in a bit of a slum. Sean Evans has left for the wider universe after one awesome kiss, making good on the favor he still owed. Neither is she any closer to finding out what happened to her parents or how she can get some much needed clientele into Gertrude Hunt. Then out of the blue she is proposed an offer she cant refuse when George knocks on her door in hopes of finding a place to host a peace summit (you will George and his team from the The Edge series which is funnily enough the first Ilona Andrews series I read and got me hooked on their work).
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