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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Ink Blotted Beka

Hello, Spirits! I hope you're off to a wonderful Sunday, thus far! 😊 Today, I'm delighted to share the work of artist Ink-Blotted Beka, who's launched a wonderful new Instagram and Facebook -- and takes commissions! But more about that, later. πŸ˜‰ First, here's some of the work she's done...

A Peek in the Portfolio(all rights remain with the artist)

About the Artist
Beka hails from the Great White North (a.k.a. Canada), where she reads, dreams, and doodles away. She loves bringing characters from the written page to the visual eye, and dabbles in pencil and coloured pencil and the occasional watercolor. Her dream is to one day get into digital art and save some trees.

Facebook // Instagram
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Tour Schedule
Oct. 1

Anne Louise Twitchell - Spotlight

Tammy Lash - Spotlight

Savannah J. - Spotlight

Oct. 2

Jenelle Schmidt - Spotlight

Bryn Shutt - Spotlight

Oct. 3

Skye - Spotlight


{Cover Reveal} Severed Veil: Tales of Death & Dreams by Bethany A. Jennings

Hello, Spirits! Today, I'm positively THRILLED to reveal the cover for Bethany A. Jenning's new release, Severed Veil, coming October 27th, 2018!

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About the Book

A dream-traveling boy haunted by a broken girl. A cursed warrior, weary of bloodshed. A princess who battles dragons in an enchanted slumber. A treacherous graveyard in the stars.

From Bethany A. Jennings -- author of Threadbare and Dragon Lyric -- come twelve mesmerizing short works of poetry and prose that boldly pierce the shadows. Severed Veil contains a selection of fantasy, sci-fi, and poetry, including Dreamskip, the winner of an honorable mention from the Writers of the Future Contest in 2018.

Illustrated with ethereal pencil sketches by artist Julia Busko, these tales dance on the delicate rift between life and death, waking and dreams.

// Amazon Coming soon to Goodreads!
About the Author


{Cover Reveal} Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Happy Wednesday, Spirits! Today, I'm absolutely ECSTATIC to share the cover for Nadine Brandes's fifth release... ROMANOV! It's a YA, historical retelling standalone of Anastasia -- and OH MY WORD, Spirits, I cannot wait to read it! Without further ado...

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It's SO gorgeous, you guys! Very different from Fawkes, but still, of course, VERY AMAZING.

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About the Book

The history books say I died. They don't know the half of it.
Anastasia "Nastya" Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family's only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them... and he's hunted Romanov before.

Nastya's only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn't act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya's…

{Second Edition Cover Reveal} Never to Live by Just B. Jordan

Hello, Spirits! Today, I'm thrilled to share the second edition cover for Just B. Jordan's debut novel, Never to Live!

About the Book

Book One of Echofall Rising
The eldrin kings are killing their people, and no one knows why.

Villages are in skeletal cinders. Nearly everyone with power has been imprisoned.

There are five left who could stop the purging. The darkblood gave up her mind and her sanity. The sword lies. The izdihar trades her life for the aid of spirits. The frienddesires the throne, and the protector is being consumed by his own power.

The Monster of the Kings is immortal against all but one. If he isn't stopped, the insanity of his blood will claim another, forming a dangerous new monarch.

Blood be paid, but the world will not have its Mad King.
Goodreads // Amazon

Thanks for reading! ❤


{Blog Tour, Book Review, & Giveaway} Dancing & Doughnuts by Rachel Kovaciny // a Fun Little Mystery Set in Post-Civil-War Kansas

Happy Saturday, Spirits! Today, I'm delighted to be a part of Rachel Kovaciny's tour for her latest release, Dancing & Doughnuts!
Book Review
★★★★☆ (3.5 stars)
I was ecstatic when Rachel first announced Dancing & Doughnuts as her 2018 release. Having been a fan of Cloaked (as well as a more recent reader of Five Magic Spindles: the Man on the Buckskin Horse and No Match for a Good Story), I long ago decided that Rachel Kovaciny made her mark on my list of favorite authors. And, although I didn't enjoy Dancing & Doughnuts quite as much as her other tales, it still made for an enjoyable read. πŸ™‚
Jedediah Jones is a drifter. Haunted by memories of his time in the Civil War, he spends his days wandering from town to town, seeking work at one job or another. But when he stumbles into Peabody Crossing with barely a penny to his name, a girl steals his heart -- though not before a mystery that threatens her family with ruin claims her, first.
Maybe Jedediah should stop…

{Blog Tour, Book Review, & Giveaway} When Beauty Blooms by Victoria Lynn // a Sweet Little Tale of Overcoming Anxiety

Hello, Spirits! Today, I'm happy to be a part (and share my review!) of Victoria Lynn's latest release,When Beauty Blooms.

Book Review
"Beauty blooms when you are true to who God created you to be."
When I learned that Victoria Lynn's next release would be about a young woman in Enlightenment England who struggles with social anxiety, I knew it was something I'd want to read. As someone who battles hints of anxiety herself, Victoria's new story was I tale I just had to explore! And I was not in the least disappointed.

Marjorie Kirk feels hopeless. Neglected by her family and possessing little in the way of looks, she struggles to find her place in society. She's an outcast, and the world has little to offer... until she meets the young local minister, and embarks on a journey of friendship, self-discovery... and even a touch of romance.

Y'all, this was sweet! Marjorie's kindness and societal exploration and Miss Claire's encouragement…

{Blog Tour, Book Trailer, & Interview} Fairest Son by H.S.J. Williams

Happy Tuesday, Spirits! Today, I'm absolutely ecstatic to be a part of the launch tour for H.S.J. Williams's first release, Fairest Son!

About the Book

A Snow White Retelling
The Fair and Foul courts of the fey folk have long yearned for one to bring them together in peace, but hopes are dashed when the fairest prince and the prophecy concerning him are laid to ruin. Burdened with shame and sorrow, the prince flees to the cold mountains far above the forests and lochs with nothing but animals and goblins for company.

When a human huntress stumbles upon him in her search for a legendary predator, their fates are intertwined. But she hides deadly secrets, and if he dares to trust her, he may risk the doom of both courts to an ancient evil...

Amazon // H.S.J. Williams's Shop // Goodreads

Book Trailer

Welcome to The Book Sprite, Hannah! I’m so thrilled to have you here -- and for Fairest Son to release!! *squeals* First off, would you mind introducing yourself and your…

Love Needs No Words by Faith L. Potts // A Sweet Exploration of the Value of Love

Fourteen years ago, Shay Williams fell for a guy. Now, he's back in her life -- and with a shocking revelation.
Last October, I had the pleasure of reading/reviewing Faith L. Potts's debut novella, Dandelion Dust. Clean, sweet, and wholesome -- with a clear message on top -- it made for a heartwrenching (but AMAZING πŸ˜) read. So when January rolled around and Faith announced Love Needs No Words as her second release, I knew I had to read it.

Shay Williams's life is simple. Home for the summer, she spends her days working the cash register at a local diner -- and it's there she is reunited with her childhood crush: Daniel Rogers, now left mute by a tragic accident.

This story... *happy-sighs* It was so sweet. 😊 Shay was so honest and considerate, and Daniel was so kind and SUCH A PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL YOU GUYSSS (but, I would like to second Ivie @ Ivie Writes and note that, though a cinnamon roll he may be, a determined and accomplished one he is! πŸ˜‰). Plus, the …

{Relaunch Tour} The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo

Good morning, Spirits! Today, I'm thrilled to take part in the relaunch tour for Allison Tebo's debut release, The Reluctant Godfather!

About the Book

Book One of the Tales of Ambia
A humorous and magical re-telling of Cinderella from a unique perspective.
Burndee is a young and cantankerous fairy godfather who would rather bake cakes than help humans. A disgrace to the fairy order, Burndee has only two wards entrusted to his care... a cinder girl and a charming prince.

A royal ball presents Burndee with the brilliant solution of how to make his wards happy with the least amount of effort. He’ll arrange a meeting and hope the two fall in love.

The debut novella from Allison Tebo, The Reluctant Godfather is a new addition to the charming fairy tale tradition of Cameron Dokey and K.M. Shea.

Amazon // Goodreads
About the Author

Allison Tebo is a Christian author in her mid-twenties who loves to write fiction in every genre. It is her goal to write fiction that appeals to many d…

{Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway} Worlds Beneath by K.A. Emmons

Happy Saturday, Spirits! Today, I'm delighted to share Worlds Beneath -- a new book from indie author K.A. Emmons!

About the Book

Book Two of The Blood Race Series
I used to think that seeing was believing, but now, as I struggle to stay alive below the ravine, I begin to realize that -- good or bad -- I will see whatever I believe.
"Who are you, Icarus, that the earth opens its mouth to receive your blood?" Sensei's words were my last thoughts before I fell into the bottomless ravine, plunging toward my own death, and bringing about Hawk's at the same time. Or so I thought.

I woke up underwater. I awoke in a strange and unfamiliar world, filled with maze-like forest, shadows, and nightmares seemingly as vivid and dangerous as reality. I had no idea who I was, or how I got there -- I couldn't remember anything, until I remembered her: Hawk. The other half of my soul.

I knew that in order for her to stay alive, I had to survive and find a way out. But that'…

{Cover Reveal} Spicebringer by H.L. Burke

Hello, Spirits! I hope you're off to a lovely Thursday! Today, I'm glad to share the cover for H.L. Burke's upcoming release, Spicebringer...

About the Book

A deadly disease. A vanishing remedy. A breathless journey.
All her life, Niya's known she will die young from the fatal rasp. She survives only with the aid of vitrisar spice and a magical, curmudgeonly fire salamander named Alk. Then an ambitious princess burns down the vitrisar grove in an effort to steal Alk so she can claim her rightful throne. Joined by Jayesh, a disgraced monk, Niya and Alk must flee to the faraway Hidden Temple with the last vitrisar plant, or all who suffer from the rasp will perish.

But even as Niya's frustration and banter with Jayesh deepen to affection, the rasp is stealing away her breath and life.

For a girl with limited time and a crippling quest, love may be more painful than death.

Amazon // Kobo // Apple iBooks // Uncommon Universes Press // Goodreads
About the Author

Born in a s…

{Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway} Renegade Skyfarer by R.J. Metcalf

Hello, Spirits! Today, I'm thrilled to feature R.J. Metcalf and her debut novel, Renegade Skyfarer!

About the Book

Volume One of the Stones of Terrene Chronicles
The airship crew saved Ben's life from a dragon, of all things.

When Ben wakes up, he has no memory of his family, his home, or how he got to this strange world. All he knows is what his new crew members tell him: the magical Barrier that protects their land is weakening. Unless they find the artifact that can repair it, all of Terrene will be destroyed and enslaved by the enemies beyond.

But when Ben suspects that danger may lurk closer than dragons or sky pirates, he has to decide: stay and fight with the airship crew, or focus on regaining his lost memory? If he leaves, he risks losing his newfound friends -- but if he stays, he might never return home.

Welcome to Terrene -- where dragons exist, the past haunts, and magic is no myth.
Welcome aboard the Sapphire.
Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Goodreads
Guest Post: R…

{Double Cover Reveal} Bitter Winter :: Lacy by Jaye L. Knight

Elen sΓ­la lΓΊmenn' omentielvo, Spirits! Today, I'm thrilled to share the cover for the next installment of Jaye L. Knight's The Ilyon Chronicles -- Bitter Winter -- AND the cover for its sequel novella, Lacy!

About Bitter Winter

Book Five of The Ilyon Chronicles
Already struggling with a harsh winter and the threat of food shortage, a catastrophic event leaves those in the Landale camps reeling. Just when things couldn't get much worse, camp members fall ill with the same devastating sickness that’s sweeping across the country.

Determined to gain the cure, Jace sets off to ValcrΓ©. However, there are only two sources -- the queen, or a powerful gang of smugglers who have made the dangerous city their home. When Jace gains audience with the gang leader, he finds the price of the cure is steeper than any of them imagined, forcing him to make an impossible choice -- betray his conscience or let those he loves die.

// Goodreads
Coming Soon!
About Lacy

A Bitter Winter Compani…