Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cover reveal of Naomi by Mya O’Malley

Cover Reveal: Naomi by Mya O'Malley

We here at St. Sisters Book Reviews are proud to present the cover for Naomi by Mya O’Malley, scheduled to release on March 30th! This paranormal romance is the sequel to Maggie, which Mya released in August 2016 and was one of my favourite books of last year. Check out the amazing cover below

Naomi by Mya O’Malley

Naomi has a knack for attracting attention from ethereal beings—whether she wants it or not. Newly engaged to her sexy neighbor, Bryce, she has little time to celebrate and plan for her upcoming wedding, because no sooner does she wrap up a heartbreaking cold case than she finds herself right back where she started, searching for answers alongside ghostly spirits. This time, however, Naomi learns that things are not what they seem as a man from her past quickly becomes her worst nightmare. If she’s not careful, this man might crush her hopes and dreams forever as he proves to be her most difficult opponent yet. Still, Naomi tries to focus on her relationship with Bryce. Can it withstand head games and cruel intentions? Naomi makes it her mission to keep Bryce and his daughter safe from harm, but will true love be tough enough to withstand her adversaries? Naomi must keep her eyes wide open and question everything— and everyone—in order to survive.


Memories of the not so distant past slammed Naomi. Images of Ryan and Maggie . . . Maggie. The ghost that had all but consumed her. Maggie had reached out to Naomi, demanding peace. Naomi admitted to herself that she had become obsessed at that time in her life. Preoccupied with putting both Maggie and Ryan to rest. Luckily, Bryce was loyal and patient to the core during the first hectic months of their new relationship. What would he say now, knowing that a spirit was back? Knowing that this time it wasn’t the sweet spirit of a girl named Maggie or a quirky, kindhearted man that needed her help? This time it was worse, far worse. This time the spirit was unsettled, tortured—and to make matters even daunting . . . He was her ex-boyfriend.  

Author Bio: Mya O'Malley

Mya O'Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter, and three stepdaughters. The family also consists of their boxer, Destiny, and their ragdoll cat, Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students. Mya's passion is writing; she has been writing stories and poetry since she was a child. A romantic at heart, she loves to craft stories with unforgettable characters. In her free time, Mya reads just about anything she can get her hands on. She also likes to travel, and has visited several Caribbean islands, Mexico, and Costa Rica.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cover reveal for for Loving you with teeth and claws by Martina McAtee

Twenty-two-year-old alpha wolf, Isa McGowan, is busy. While most people her age are finishing college and starting their careers, Isa’s raising four pre-teens and running a restaurant. She doesn’t have time for dating, and she especially doesn’t have time for the lunatic standing on her porch, claiming to be her fiancé . . . no matter how pretty he is.

Wren Davies has a dangerous problem, and Isa is his solution. When he arrives in Belle Haven to explain his plight, the last thing he expects is a punch to the face. Instead of finding a politically savvy alpha with a large wolf pack, he meets a barely five-foot spitfire with a mess of kids, a mean right hook, and a million excuses why she’ll never honor their betrothal.

Now Wren has two problems…

Release Date: April 11, 2017 
Pre-Order is live and only $0.99 for a limited time.

Author Bio:
Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughter, her best friend, two attack chihuahua's and two shady looking cats. When she isn't writing young adult books about worlds with reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures she's reading or watching shows that involve reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. Her debut novel Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things released in August of 2015. Her second book in the Dead Things series, Dark Dreams and Dead Things, will release July 15, 2016.

Author Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MartinaMcAtee1

Buy Links:
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Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things: http://amzn.to/1Z4L4NH
Dark Dreams and Dead Things:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cover reveals for Rachel E. Carter's Black Mage series

Rachel E. Carter is relaunching her Black Mage series with some beautiful new covers and we here at St. Sisters Book Reviews are lucky enough to help reveal all five, yes five covers as the novella Non Heir & Last Stand, the eagerly awaited last book in the series are all here.

These covers are for new editions of The Black Mage, a YA fantasy series. They will not be available for purchase until 1/26/17 (book 4, Last Stand, preorder will go up same day). The new editions will have new covers, fresh edits and updated content. Please note that the old editions of the series (for books 1-3) will be removed from all vendors between now and 1/23.
If you would like to be notified when the new editions are available to purchase from all ebook retailers, you can follow Rachel on Amazon (www.amazon.com/author/rachelecarter)

Add the series to your TBR on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/140549-the-black-mage

Magic. Romance. Rivals. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce.
Before the age of seventeen, the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice —pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm’s three war schools to study as a soldier, knight, or mage… For fifteen-year-old Ryiah, the choice has always been easy. Become a mage and train in Combat, the most prestigious faction of magic. Yet when she arrives, Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Everyone is rooting for her to fail—first and foremost among them is Prince Darren, the school prodigy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived. Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

She survived a trial year at the Academy of Magic, but that was the easy part…
Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school’s most notorious faction. When she finishes, she will be a war mage, but in order to do so, she has to survive four years traveling across Jerar, training with a master she hates, her old nemesis, Priscilla, and Prince Darren, her sometimes-rival sometimes… more? Ry’s new apprenticeship is nothing like what she prepared for. War is on the horizon and her lessons aren’t just for practice anymore. It’s time to fight.

Welcome to the Candidacy. Where dreams go to die. Twenty-year-old Ryiah is a black mage of Combat, but she’s not the Black Mage. Yet. She’s had her eyes on the legendary robe for as long as she can remember, and in just one year, she will have a chance at her country’s prestigious—and only—tourney for war mages... Too bad she is going up against a certain prince—the one person she has yet to beat. The Candidacy finally arrives and a winner is robed, but something dark is lurking in her kingdom’s midst. Rival nations are closing in, and it’s time to make an alliance. Unfortunately for Ryiah, that’s only the beginning. The worst enemy resides in the palace.

He’s the Black Mage and she’s the traitor to the Crown. Ryiah’s world was shattered the night she discovered King Blayne’s nefarious plans. Now, she has to betray the one she loves most in order to save the realm from war. Torn between love and duty, Ry finds herself on a perilous mission to help the rebels and convince the kingdom of Pythus not to honor its pact with the corrupt king of Jerar—all the while deceiving the most powerful mage in the realm, the very man sworn to protect the Crown and hunt the rebels at all costs: her husband. She’s one step ahead, but sooner or later the curtain will fall. Sooner or later, she’ll have to fight. Witness the epic conclusion of The Black Mage series, and see just how far one girl will go to save her kingdom and the boy she loves—even when that boy has become the enemy.

Prince. Prodigy. Mage. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce.

This prequel novella is set before the events of First Year (The Black Mage Book 1), following Prince Darren as a child through adolescence and his first run-in with Ryiah at the Academy of Magic. Readers discover the dark backstory between the two princes and their father, as well as the ensuing events that shaped Darren into the Academy’s most prodigal mage.

Would you like to start reading the series now for free?
Rachel is giving out the prequel novella (told in Prince Darren’s point-of-view) if you sign up for her newsletter (www.subscribepage.com/rachelecarternonheir) >>she also notifies readers of new releases, giveaways, and sales first!

Rachel E. Carter is a YA & NA author who hoards coffee and books. She has a weakness for villains and Mr. Darcy love interests. Her first series is the bestselling YA fantasy, The Black Mage, and she has plenty more books to come. Sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all new releases, giveaways, and sales: http://bit.ly/rachelecarter. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS Official Site: http://www.rachelecarter.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachelecarterauthor Instagram: https://instagram.com/rachelcarterauthor Snapchat: @RECarterAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/recarterauthor Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/recarterauthor Tumblr: http://rachelcarterauthor.tumblr.com Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/rachelcarterauthor Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/rachelcarterauthor Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/rachelecarter Email: rachelcarterauthor@gmail.com

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Olga's review of Dark Dreams and Dead Things

Dark Dreams and Dead Things, book 2 in the Dead Things Series
by Martina McAtee

17-year-old November Lonergan spent her whole lifel feeling like an outsider; like she was different. She was right. She’s a reaper like her mother; like her two cousins, Kai and Tristin. The supernatural world believes they are part of a prophecy to save them from an evil known as the Grove. Ember just wants to survive high school and fix the fallout from bringing back her friend. 

Old enemies are lurking; waiting for their opportunity to strike but the pack has a new problem. A group of legendary hunters has resurfaced, threatening the reapers and anybody who stands with them. They are making good on their threats too; attacking those closest to the pack.

Their only hope of defeating the Legionaries involves trusting a stranger to perform a dangerous spell to advance Ember and her cousin’s powers. But Ember has a secret; a secret she can’t tell the pack. One that leaves the pack vulnerable.

An attack on pack allies, leaves one member of the group injured and another missing, along with a mysterious girl named Evangeline who may play a bigger part in this than any of them realize. As the Legionaries are closing in, the pack must trust their enemies, enter hostile territories, and play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath. Their entire plan lynches on a dangerous bargain, but rescuing one member of the pack could mean losing another in their place…possibly forever.

This is a 5 star book

This is book 2 in Dead Things Series.  You most indubitably need to read the first book right now.   Martina is a new author to me, but after reading the first book in this series (Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things) I became a fan for life.  First of all let me just say that I am very much in love with the writing style.  It has an easy cadence and drew me in instantly.

Plot is pretty complex and very nicely done.  This is paranormal/urban fantasy therefore the world is already set, right. Ok now that all that is outta the way, even though it's great, my favorite part about this book was the characters.  To me this is definitely a character driven story, their inner struggles and the way that they deal with the situations that arise made this journey a fantastic one.  Our main trio that the story is interweaved around, Ember, Kai and Tristin, are the descendants of the goddess Morigan. They are the reason this story happens, but even though they share a destiny/cause/fight whatever you want to call it, others in the book seem just as important and just as well developed.   Our Trio are a part of a pack that's made up of all kinds of lost souls.  There are shifters and fae and reapers and humans and witches and more.  The pack is one big, happy, frustrating family all living under the same roof in a house run by their Alpha Wolf Isa.  Here are a few of the characters that made an impression on me

Kai and Rhys ~  I love their love so much, love the swoon worthy relationship and the struggle that Kai went through to get what he wanted.

Mace ~ I just feel like Mace is such a lost soul.  Don't understand his actions at all in book one, it becomes more clear here, but I just feel like there is so much more to discover about him

Ember ~ This poor girl is so scared of her powers and the fact that her newly found family and their lives will crumble around her that she makes awful decisions, but that is mostly why I like her so much

Tristin and Ember ~ I love the tension and the crazy teenage behavior these two display.  I can't even tell you why it just tickles me silly!

Aaron ~ he was just briefly introduced in book one but from the very first chapter with him in it I fell in love with him.  It must be how candid he is and feels like he is so good for Ember.

These are just a few.  You must go and discover these characters for yourself, there will be no disappointment.

This wonderfully and intricately created story by Martina is one of the best I've read in a good long time.

Since this is book 2 in a series I'm purposefully vague on the goings on.  You have to read book one first ;)



Get the book that started it all Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things here:



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Jem's review of Hidden Magic by Stephany Wallace

How would you feel if you discovered magic was real, and the kind of powers that until now you’ve only read about are actually part of this world?

Cynwrig "Cyn" Bressall is a Celtic warrior with the unique ability to harness and wield Druid magic in a way never before seen. Making him the only Druid Warrior to ever exist. After surviving a horrible night that began the extinction of his race, Cyn has spent the last two thousand years searching for the only man that can lead the Order of the Druids and mend the scars marring his soul. Instead, his quest leads him to a woman whose essence is unlike anything he's ever felt. 

Orphaned as a baby and raised by her loving but over protective grandfather, twenty-three year old Briana "Bri" Anwell has led an isolated life. Friendless and stuck in a job with no prospect, the self proclaimed flower child finds solace in her only friends. Books. And imagines an adventurous life in a magical world where anything is possible.

So when a sexy stranger suddenly appears in her world as though he stepped out of her favorite story, she dismisses him as a figment of her imagination. But soon she realizes he's so much more than he seems. He signifies everything she's fantasized about, but is there a place for her in his extraordinary world?

So back in October, brand new author Stephany Wallace released her debut novel, Hidden Magic. Whilst I posted my reviews on Amazon & Goodreads, I was lack in posting here on the blog, however after speaking to me fellow St. Sisters today they reminded me that this review should be up here as it's such an awesome book, plus it's on a 99c/p sale at the moment so what better time is there than to tell you about this fabulous book so you can go out and grab it. 

As this is Stephany Wallace's debut novel I have to say that I was pleasently surprised as it is a very well written and engaging read. She has definitely exceeded my expectations for what I expected from her first novel as most authors first works are not necessarily the best of their books as they're still at that learning stage (I'm only saying this as a reader and being my own personal view on some first works that I've read). However if I didn't already know that this was Stephany's first published book then I would never have known as I feel like she's already reached her stride with writing and is comfortable at her job as it came through in the story and writing. 

Hidden Magic drew me in right from the get go and kept me enthralled throughout. From the different points of views, to the flashbacks to previous times, the varied and amusing characters to the many wonderful and beautiful places that were visited through the story, I found I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it.

It is a NA paranormal romance so be prepared for some steamy scenes (there is a clean version available if that is what you prefer) however as we're no saints here at St. Sisters Book Reviews (see what I did there huh 😉) it didn't bother me in the slightest reading those parts. 

There were definitely some laugh out loud moments for me as I love how some of the characters are portrayed. The main female, Bri, talks out loud to herself and has internal dialogues with herself, I actually do this too which is why I think I laughed so much and there were points where I really did see a bit of me in Bri (a little bit scary actually as I've realised how much I do talk to myself!) . You may think that would be annoying to read about, but Stephany Wallace has dealt with it so well that its not irritating at all and you find yourself connecting to Bri.

The lead man, Cyn, well what can I say? He is HOT (yes with capitals) HAWT & hoooot. He is a 2000 year old warrior druid, who doesn't look a day over 25 and with some amazing dimples that I was wishing I could just reach through the pages and touch (amongst other things of his that I would also love to touch 😜). At first I wasn't sure if he would be my kind of male lead but once he and Bri were together I loved the way he grew and changed, but still kept real to himself that I found myself falling for him right alongside Bri. He also has one yummy, scrumptious and cheeky brother too, Art, who I wouldn't mind bumping into one night either. 

The various locations that are visited in the book has really made me want to go and visit them some day. The way Stephany has described them made me feel like I was there. I never even knew that some of these places existed until I read this book and I don't know whether Stephany has been to them herself or just researched them but she has made them sound magical and I hope I will be able to see at least a few of them one day, although unfortunately it will be without Cyn and the portals he uses to get to them. 

I'm really looking forward to reading the next part of the journey in this series and seeing what Stephany Wallace brings us next. This book gets the full five stars from me & a strong recommendation that you give this a read too. 

Buy links for Hidden Magic are below and is also available on Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon US ~ https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Magic-Ancient-Novel-ebook/dp/B01LZ7NMT8

Amazon UK ~ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Magic-Ancient-Novel-ebook/dp/B01LZ7NMT8