Book Review: As the Shadow Rises (The Age of Darkness #2)

Title: As the Shadow Rises

Author: Katy Rose Pool

Pub. Date: September 1, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

The Last Prophet has been found, yet he sees destruction ahead.

In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed There Will Come a Darkness, kingdoms have begun to fall to a doomsday cult, the magical Graced are being persecuted, and an ancient power threatens to break free. But with the world hurtling toward its prophesized end, Anton’s haunting vision reveals the dangerous beginnings of a plan to stop the Age of Darkness.

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3 Books That Just Hit My Radar

I don’t know about you, but I love it when I stumble across books that I’m instantly sold on. Whether or not it’s due to a gorgeous cover, a captivating synopsis, or some other reason, more often than not, the book gets added to my TBR and purchased.

This past week has been the week from hell at work, so I didn’t have a chance to finish what was supposed to be today’s post, but I always love bringing new recs to you all, so here we go!

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Are You A True B-Leafer?

Today’s post isn’t what I had planned, but it’s been a week from hell at work, and I didn’t get a chance to finish the post that I wanted to put up.

A few weeks ago, I applied to be a part of Crystal Smith’s Bloodleaf/Greythorne Street Team. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I read Bloodleaf last year and loved it, and then back in February I read Greythorne and it blew me out of the water.

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Book Review: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss (Love, Life and the List #2)

Title: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

Author: Kasie West

Pub. Date: February 5, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So when she gets the opportunity to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, she doesn’t hesitate to accept the part.

But Lacey quickly learns that life in the spotlight isn’t as picture perfect as she imagined. She’s having trouble bonding with her costars, her father has hired the definition of a choir boy, Donavan Lake, to tutor her, and somewhere along the way she’s lost her acting mojo. And just when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, it looks like someone on set is deliberately trying to sabotage her.

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Currently Reading & Watching #18

I’m not really sure how we’re already at the end of August – time in 2020 has been so weird.

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Now that I’m back from my two separate weeks at the beach, I’m ready for Fall. I don’t want to lose my tan, but I’m ready for jeans, chunky sweaters and boots. I’m also ready to be able to drink hot coffee without sweating, and for the humidity to break here in Maryland. I’m ready for cooler weather, and since we’ll still be stuck inside our house, I’m going to exist with all of these things – sweaters, hot coffee, books and shows.

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Nostalgia Book Tag

Okay, Sammy over at We Write A Dawn tagged me in this ages ago, so I’m finally going to do it. I recently did a Nostalgia Post: Nostalgia – Twilight & The Hunger Games, where I recounted the good ole days from my teen years, so it only makes sense for me to do this tag as well.

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I’m not sure how hard this tag is going to be, my memory is kind of crap, but I’m going to dive into this with an open mind and see what I come up with.


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Author Spotlight: A. Roxanica

I’m back with another spotlight post! This one is for Dragonian Toy – a paranormal gay erotica book and the first in a series. The author reached out to see if I was interested in reviewing, and due to a packed review schedule, I offered to do a spotlight post! You all know I love bringing underrated books to your attention, so here I am, doing just that!

Not every adventure has a happy start, not every soul can save the world. Evil hides as justice and heroes wear a monstrous cape. So few can see the peace behind a mirror, have faith in joy behind a grave… And yet, none of it matters, if you don’t have the freedom.
Dragonian Toy is a fantasy adventure erotica with a mix of comedy and little bit of drama. Once a boy gets a chance to become a dragon-infused hero of a fantasy world, his dreams are soon shattered and he gets tied up with a vampire, exploring many spicy things about his captor, the new world and himself.

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Book Review: Forest of Firelight (The Riven Kingdoms #1)

Title: Forest of Firelight  

Author: Shari L. Tapscott

Pub. Date: May 29, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

After the sudden death of her brother, Princess Amalia is charged with what feels like an impossible task—she must choose the next king. Youthful thoughts of love are pushed aside as she accepts her fate, setting upon a quest throughout the kingdom to find a man worthy of her father’s throne.

Little does Amalia know, someone has already set his sights on her.

Rhys is a man of secrets, and his mission is simple: befriend the princess of Renove. Coax her to trust him, convince her to follow him.

Betray her when it’s time.

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Book Review: Catalyst (Pandemonium #2)

Title: Catalyst

Author: Willow Anderson

Pub. Date: September 1, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

With Pandemonium’s chaos fractured, Lace and the rightful Ringmaster set out to find the silver card, which can make it whole again. After nothing but dead-end clues, the magic splinters more than ever, and the show begins to die—that is, until a woman arrives with a shred of hope claiming she knows where the card is.

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