Along The Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes

When Rob Hayes puts the word out that he is looking for bloggers to review his new book, my automatic response is flailing, a giant yes please and hoping I can get my greedy hands on it. As you can tell I was successful, I have since read it and it was bloody brilliant.

“At just fifteen years old, I had fought in the greatest war mankind has ever known. I had been one of the Orran’s most powerful Sourcerers, celebrated by our allies and feared by our enemies. I had helped bring prosperity to my emperor’s lands, destruction to his foes. And now I was a prisoner, my power gone with my Sources. There was only one place the Terrelans would send a prisoner as valuable as I – the Pit.” Continue reading “Along The Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes”

Stacking The Shelves

A weekly post where I can gush about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors.
For more information head over to Tynga’s reviews.

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I was going so well. I had only spent $2.99 on books up until this last fortnight, then it all went out the window. I’ve probably only spent $50 or so now, but I requested a few from NetGalley and managed to grab an arc from a favourite author. Maybe next month I can keep it under $10, which is my goal.

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Sci-Fi wrap up

What’s next?

Sci-Fi month has come to an end. A big thank you to our two lovely hosts, Lisa and Imyril both had a massive job on their hands and they nailed it.
I said at the start of November that reading more Sci-Fi was one of my goals this year and I think it’s safe to say I’ve done way better than I expected. Throughout November I managed to smash out a series that I’ve had on my shelves for years and another couple from NetGalley. I realised that there is so much more to the Sci-Fi genre than spaceships and other worlds. Continue reading “Sci-Fi wrap up”

Mini Review Series #1

It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise by Rob J. Hayes

Recently I’ve been in an almighty reading slump and as a result a reviewing slump. I haven’t even attempted a review in over six weeks. I have such a backlog of books that I loved and wanted to review that I think the only way to get through them is mini reviews. Using this method I’m hoping to clear out the backlog by the end of the year, which will help me alleviate the guilt I’m carrying about it.
To clarify, just because I haven’t given a book an in-depth review, it doesn’t mean I didn’t love it. It’s purely a reflection of my mental state combined with laziness. The memory fog has been real.

It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise by Rob J. Hayes

It takes a thief to catch a sunrise by rob j. HayesJacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier are at the height of their careers. Of course those careers are as professional charlatans, thieves without peer. With the completion of their final heist, they decide it’s time to retire and settle down. But they have not escaped unnoticed.
The king’s spymaster, Renard Daron, has a job for the thieves, one only they can perform, and he does not take no for an answer. With the threat of destitution and death hanging over their heads, Jaques and Isabel must take on their greatest roles yet, the Baron and Baroness Bonvillain.
Can they ferret out the treasonous elements within the government? Can they escape the clutches of the nefarious Seigneur Daron? Can they regain the fortune so unfairly taken from them?
And, can they finally complete their one last job?

– From Amazon

Jacques and Isabel are fantastic characters. Their devotion to each other is a joy to read, they know each other so well that half the time it feels like we are intruding on their personal jokes. They are completely in tune with one another and it’s so nice to have this pure relationship (I use that term loosely, they are thieves after all) against a backdrop of blackmail, scandal and political intrigue. They have each others back and love each other deeply. They are talented in the art of deceiving those around them and can play just about any role. Jacques is the more playful of the two, he enjoys stealing for the sake of it. It’s not just about getting rich, it’s about planning the job and figuring out how to get around all of the barriers in their way. Isabel is the true actor, she is mesmerising.

“Politics is like a fist fight only without the rules and good etiquette.”

I enjoyed the setting. The world was going through a time of change, while those on the outer fringes still used lanterns, in the city electric lights were in fashion. It had a steampunk vibe with airships and automatons. It takes a thief to catch a sunrise is an absolute pleasure to read. It is full of adventure, intrigue and thieving. It’s fast paced and will surprise you through out. I was absolutely convinced that I knew what was happening and how it would, I was 100% wrong.

Also Shawn King did the cover design for this, and if  I’m not mistaken a lot of Rob’s other books, and as always he absolutely nailed it.

You can get your own copy from  –  AMAZON

Title – It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise

Author – Rob J. Hayes
Released – March 2015
Published – Self-published

Silent Sea Chronicles Box Set

Book Promotion

Silent Sea Chronicles box set is out now at 99p. That’s the entire trilogy for only 99p worldwide.
A wonderful fantasy, full of magic, set in a beautiful world.
My review for book one, The Lost Sentinel, can be found HERE.

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Silent Sea Chronicles Box Set
Tei has magic in a world where people like her are persecuted and forced into exile. Whilst fleeing their home, her father is attacked and his deathbed confession reveals a dangerous secret that will change her life forever
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Tei’s homeland, the magical island of Kalaya, is dying and without a Sentinel to restore the magic, it’s only a matter of time before all life is wiped out.

She must join the exiles in the search for the lost Sentinel, but they are not the only ones after the missing guardian. Sinister Masked Riders are on their trail and time is running out.
Tei must risk everything she loves to save Kalaya, but is she ready to make that sacrifice?

This epic fantasy box set contains:
The Lost Sentinel – Book 1
The Sentinel’s Reign – Book 2
The Sentinel’s Alliance – Book 3

1396 pages of magic, adventure and intrigue.

Praise for Silent Sea Chronicles…
This is a story about war, magic, and destiny, which you cannot miss. Following the characters during their journeys has been incredible… (Goodreads) Sofia – A book. A thought.

Love this series!!…The Sentinel’s Alliance is an epic conclusion to a fantastic series. (Amazon) Jessica Belmont

I have really enjoyed this series and strongly recommend it to those that enjoy fantasy stories… I can’t wait to read more from Suzanne Rogerson. (Goodreads) Jessica Bronder

What an epic journey this trilogy has been…There are some terrific battle scenes, with massive shocks, and mouth dropping moments that I just hadn’t seen coming, all delivered with Rogerson perfection. (Amazon top 1000 reviewer. Vine Voice) Susan Hampson

(The Sentinel’s Alliance) This has been a fantastic finale to the trilogy, it’s had everything that made the first two books to good and then some. All of Suzanne’s brilliant world building skills are still shining through… (Goodreads) KT Robson

Rogerson has managed to craft together a fantasy trilogy that is simultaneously complex and quick. So many layers and twists are woven throughout the books and yet it never feels too heavy, the pace moves at a determined clip and action holds one’s attention captive. (Amazon) Angela – Pooled Ink Reviews

Fabulous Saga… it’s well written and utterly magical! (Amazon) Shelley Clarke
“The Sentinel’s Alliance” The story is skilfully elaborated, comprises interesting turns, and has a great flow. Suzanne Rogerson introduces each character with finesse… Highly recommended. (Goodreads) Karen.

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Suzanne Rogerson
Author Profile
Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her husband, two children, a highly strung cat and a crazy puppy.
Her writing journey began at the age of twelve when she completed her first novel. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave Suzanne the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.
Now an author of four novels including the recently completed Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and a Czech translation of her debut, Visions of Zarua, Suzanne hopes the dreaded ‘W’ word will never rear its ugly head again!
She loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.
Suzanne collects books, is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles and old ruins whilst being immersed in the past. She likes to combine her love of nature and photography on family walks, but most of all she loves to escape with a great film, binge watch TV shows, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.
You can follow Suzanne Rogerson – author of epic and heroic fantasy on:
Twitter  — Goodreads — BookBub — Amazon — Facebook

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Stacking The Shelves

Self-Published fantasy month edition.

A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors.
For more information head over to Tynga’s Reviews.

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Shards – A Story of The Realm by Ben Galley

HELL YES

Shards by Ben GalleyI loved The Heart Of Stone, it’s a heart-wrenching book that just punches you in the face with brutality and feels, plus world building and characters that suck you right in. The hardest part about finishing THOS was the devastation of leaving Lesky and Task. I’m pretty sure in my review, which you can find HERE, I said that I hoped at some point Galley would write more in this world. There was such a treasure trove of characters and history that he could have gone forward or backwards in time and come up with something brilliant.
Well it turns out he already had, I just hadn’t found it yet. Continue reading “Shards – A Story of The Realm by Ben Galley”