Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Missing Crown ~ Review

The Missing Crown
The Nihryst ~ Book #4
by Cait Marie
Published March 18, 2020

Pssst....Did you know you can technically jump into this Robin Hood- and Rapunzel-inspired series with this book? It's a new set of characters in a new story! 
It will spoil the first three books though, just a heads up.

A crown prince. A missing princess. A friendship stronger than any spell.
Kal’s best friend is gone. His cousin Elin, the one person in the world who truly understands him, has vanished with almost no trace.
Despite having few leads, Kal and a crew set out, willing to sail to the ends of the world to bring the princess home. Even if it means fighting pirates and accepting help from the mysterious stranger who saves his life —a fierce and beautiful woman named Zinnia.
Riley’s life is a simple one. Nothing ever happens in her quaint village until a stranger arrives. Logan is unlink the others; he's lived an exciting, adventurous life. The kind she desperately wants.
So, when her overprotective grandmother is called away, Riley convinces him to cross the kingdom with her  to the solstice celebration near the sea.
But the farther Riley travels, the more she realizes something is wrong. There are gaps in her memory she's scared to examine too closely. Dreams of a man with bright blue eyes searching for her.
The Nihryst Reading Order:
1. The Lost Legends
2. The Lost Prince
3. The Lost Alliance
3.5. The Lost Dreams (A Collection of Nihryst Short Stories)
4. The Missing Crown
5. The Missing Legacy
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What an epic finale to one of my favorite series…or so I thought!! Imagine my glee to find out there will be more yet to come! This series is a page turning addiction with a kaleidoscope of action packed adventure, romance, emotional symphony, & plenty of snark to keep you laughing throughout. The Missing Crown took us down the rabbit hole of emotions while ensuring we’d want to drink & eat more more more!!! Riley & the town of unfriendly folk was just the beginning to the mystery. Logan & the festival added a whole other level of intrigue. Zinnia….I loved her from the moment we met….and psssst….I KNEW!!! Sioban & Donel are just a few of my new fave characters (& I would totally read a side piece in their story if ever it becomes available!)! The royals made their grand entrance & oh how I had missed them!! And….the witchy plot twist that eluded us until the moment revealed - - - That was epicly perfect!!! Now….I must have Kal’s story!!!

Start this mashup retelling of Robin Hood and Rapunzel with pirates today!

Cait Marie
has been obsessed with books her entire life. The love of writing didn’t hit until 2017. Since then, she has held multiple positions within Coffee House Writers, including C.O.O., Advertising Supervisor, Editor, and Writer. In 2018, she used her passion for reading to create Functionally Fictional. In 2019, she joined the indie staff of YA Books Central as a reviewer and then Indie Assistant Blogger.

Cait graduated with honors in 2019 from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and she is currently enrolled in their Master of Fine Arts program. She lives in Indiana, where she freelance edits and provides a variety of other author services. When she’s not writing or reading, she can usually be found watching Disney movies or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, creating bullet journal spreads, or singing along to various soundtracks and showtunes.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Fallen Ash Queen ~ Review

The Fallen Ash Queen
Ash King Series ~ Book 2
by M.R. Polish
Publication Date: September 30, 2022
 “Caitin, I knew from that night on the ferry that you are my mate.” 

 Caitin never imagined she would survive the Trials, let alone discover she was the prince’s mate. Her time alone with Layke made her realize her feelings were more than just having her soul bound to his. His touch sent her magic into a frenzy until it was all she craved. 

 Layke hungered for more than her blood and there was nothing in any kingdom or demand from the gods that could tear him away from his mate. The instinct to rip anyone’s heart out if they touched her raged just under the surface. 

 But he couldn’t protect her from the one thing that could kill them both… her magic. 

We are reunited with our favorite characters & introduced to many more. This world is addicting, entertaining, & unique. The Alorians intrigued me & then the Akyell. I am still in awe of the diverse strengths & bonds created from Caitlin, Mym, Finnian, Layke, Vorigan, & so many others. We are reminded true power is not always measured in the strength of one’s hand, & how one handles the trials they’re thrown into affects far more than what is seen in the moment. 
That ending though!!!!!! I can not wait to see the outcome of the war ahead & all that shall be revealed!!
Get your your copy on 

Ash Kingdom Series (3 Books)
Crown of Blood and Wings ~ Amazon
The Fallen Ash Queen  ~ Amazon
Throne of Broken Wings (December 2022) ~ Amazon
  To check out Book 1 ~ Crown of Blood and Wings
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M.R. Polish 

M.R. Polish was born in Idaho, a long, long, long, maybe not that long time ago.... Writing has always been there for her. Growing up, her mind was filled with stories, some she shared and others she filed away to write down later in life. It wasn't until 2011 that she decided to publish her stories for everyone to enjoy. Her first award and when writing became more than just an idea was in the 5th grade. She won the scary story contest for the school newspaper. It is one story she still has tucked away for memories. Her teacher told her she could be anything she wanted and that she had a talant for writing, being creative and drawing people into her stories. M.R. took that to heart and continued to write, although mostly in secret until recent years.

Now you can find her enjoying life with her family - wrangling her four kids, setting traps in the house with toys for unsuspecting victims (aka, her husband) and writing down all her crazy and fun stories.

"Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!" ~ M.R. Polish

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

WINGSPAN by Cambria Hebert

Westbrook Elite Book #2
by Cambria Hebert
Release Date: September 27, 2022 

Ever feel like you’re being watched?
It’s an awareness so familiar I adapted to it long ago.
Then I enrolled at Westbrook University to chase my dream
and make up for someone else’s lost one.
The prying eyes I’d known almost since birth…
They closed.
Even still, I never got too close.
I made friends with everyone but confided in no one.
My dates were carefully chosen,
meaning I went out with guys I didn’t really like.
And then I was attacked.
I slept in Jamie’s bed while he stayed near me on the floor.
He gave me his number, told me to call.
Oh, I wanted to call. But I didn’t.
Now those invisible, observant eyes that always seemed familiar have returned.
But this time? They chill me to the bone.
Someone is watching. Lurking.
And it’s only a matter of time until whoever is out there does more than stare.
The only place I feel truly safe is wrapped in the massive wingspan of an Elite swimmer.
The very man I know I need to avoid.
But as shit goes down, it becomes clear I’m going to have to surrender something…
My heart or my life.

Cover Design: Cover Me Darling LLC
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 Love me some Jamie!, September 22, 2022 
Bro...Obsessed is an understatement when it comes to this series! 
After reading book #1 I immediately knew we needed more Jamie! Oh how excited I was to hear Hebert agreed to indulge us in more of this addicting bro-hood! She did NOT let us down either!! Honestly the entire crew is amazing & each has their swoon worthy moments. I hope we are indulged once again to hear more from our other Elite squad too!

If you have not read book 1... I will add from my previous review as it is still true for book 2 ... it is very rare for me to truly enjoy stories involving abuse (yes, this series has some triggering events). Yet Hebert once again tackles these topics with finesse & elegance never once going too far into that looming darkness. A rare gem awaiting it’s moment to shine. And … let’s face it, the woman writes like no other!! A kaleidoscope of suspense, action, snark, emotions, romance, unexpected connections, & smexy entertainment! NEED MORE NOW!!!

So...if you are looking for a thrilling getaway Westbrook may just be the perfect stop for you. In WINGSPAN mysteries of the past are revealed in a Hollywood version of "Who Done It?" with a bit of Scream-esque scenes, drama galore, mayhem, & the smexy is off the charts this round! 
 Still unsure? BRO YES, you need this in your life!! 
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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting her website.

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