Kiera’s Quest Giveaway

Today, thanks to a very generous author, I’m thrilled to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win an e-copy of the first 2 books in the MG/YA fantasy series, Kiera’s Quest by Kristy Brown! 

First let me share some info about the books:

Kiera’s Quest: Awakenings (Book 1)

“Meet Kiera, a pretty, intelligent, and talented girl, brought up by her uncle, and abandoned by her parents. Life is as normal as she believes it to be, apart from the deep ache inside her, telling her she’s different. For years, Kiera had dreams where she ventures into a different reality. She’s not alone; a presence is always there, keeping her safe, yet she feels vulnerable, and hunted.

Zakk, Prince of Zantar, is under the Witch Queen’s spell as she tries to take over his world. He crosses paths with Kiera, and their fates are entwined.

As their journey unravels, she learns that she is not the only one affected by this prince. Who is on her side? Will she find out why she has been chosen? How can someone so young, defeat such evil? Will she find the strength to save the ones closest to her? Will this be Kiera’s only Quest?”

My overall thoughts: If you’re looking for a fast-paced quick read with an exciting and magical edge then this is for you.

Kiera’s Quest: Sacrifices (Book 2)

“After almost beating the villainous Witch Queen, Kiera’s triumph is tainted with sadness for the loss of Joe and Daz.

When the handsome Prince Zakk asks Kiera to re-enter his world in order to save her friend, she does not hesitate. On their perilous journey Kiera realizes that she is there to save many lives.

As she comes face to face with her evil nemesis once again, Kiera comes closer to finding out the truth to why she has been chosen.

Will she succeed? Will this be the end to Kiera’s quest?”

My overall thoughts: This is an imaginative, quick read that I read in less than a day, the cliffhanger ending was perfect and left me wanting more.

You can read my full reviews here.

Now for the giveaway:

Up for grabs is an e-copy of both of the above books for 3 lucky winners. This international giveaway ends on 5 November 2015. Simply click on the link below and follow the instructions to enter.

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Good luck!

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The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes

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The Star Catcher (The Star Child #3) by Stephanie Keyes

Paperback, 436 pages

Release Date: November 10th 2013 | Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

“Magick and destiny intertwine as he fights to save his kingdom and the goddess he loves.

Her kiss…the feel of her skin…the beat of her heart…For seventeen-year-old Kellen St. James, each memory is marred by a single sentence on a lone strip of paper.

Cali has been taken…

Armed with an amulet that channels the ultimate power of Faerie, Kellen searches for his love. However, control of the amulet’s energy comes with a price, and Kellen soon learns that Cali’s captor has plans for the stone. With the threat of the Star Catcher’s evil looming above Kellen and his kingdom, he’ll have to free the Heart of Faerie and break the curse the binds the Children of Danu to the darkness. But before that, he has to find his real father, the king. No pressure, right?

Kellen and Cali will battle bewitched armies and unknown foes as they fight to stay together. Will Kellen embrace his immortal destiny? Or will his world, and the man he is fated to become, be destroyed by The Star Catcher?”

“One of the best endings in a trilogy I have seen in a while. Fans will not be disappointed!”-Jackie Jackson, The Book Maven

My Review

Firstly I’d like to thank the author for sending me this eBook to read and give an honest review.  I’m a big fan of this series and you can read my previous reviews here.

This final book picked up where book two, The Fallen Stars, left off.  Cali had been taken and Kellen was desperate to find her.  In no time at all I was pulled back into the magical storyline, once again filled with danger and romance.

Even after two books the characters were still developing right before my eyes as they learned more and more about themselves and their families.  For me the characters were all likeable, especially the strong supporting characters and even the bad guys seemed to spark something in me!  This meant that I had my fingers and toes crossed for a good outcome as I read through the many ups and downs they faced. Singer was a great addition to the already fantastic cast, I liked her personality and I loved what she brought to the storyline.

In the middle of all the danger was a moment of peace which indulged my romantic side, I really enjoyed this little break but was excited to get back to the action!  Something I had been looking forward to was their return to Faerie, I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen there.

As always the writing style was beautifully descriptive and enabled me to visualise each scene easily and clearly.  I particularly enjoyed the detailed battle scenes that played out in my mind like a movie.

A fabulous epilogue ended this series in a satisfying way.  It’s always sad to say goodbye to characters who I have taken to my heart but I felt that the author rounded everything up perfectly so I finished with a smile on my face.

This was another imaginative read that captivated me throughout, a wonderful finale!

Read the books that started it all… Click on each of the covers below to learn more…

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The Trailer

Interested to learn more about The Star Catcher? Check out the cool trailer from the award-winning, Kristen Kress of BrainFry Productions!

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The Giveaway

So for this giveaway, we’re releasing several cool items. Let me tell you about them!

  • 1 The Star Child series E-book Pack (includes all three novels, plus the novelette, After Faerie)
  • 2 The Star Catcher e-book
  • 1 The Fallen Stars custom faerie bookmark
  • 1 The Star Child series swag pack (contains bookmarks, and more!)
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The Book Tour

The Star Catcher tour is running through November 29th, so check out some of the great sites that’ll be participating!

About the Author

I think my face is frozen. Yup, definitely frozen.
Stephanie Keyes, author of The Star Child series

Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she’s still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers!

When she’s not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy Ending.com.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and the soon to-be-released finale, The Star Catcher (November 2013), all from by Inkspell Publishing. Mrs. Keyes is hard at work on a new YA Paranormal Romance.

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The Temporal Stone – Suzy Turner

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“It’s been a couple of months since Emma and Lana entered the Praxos Academy and life has been hectic ever since. What with regular A level classes combined with learning all about the supernatural world, control classes, self defence and fight night, the girls are constantly busy.

But when their world seems to stop right in front of them, they and their fellow Watchers, have a huge mystery to solve. A mystery which will lead them on a long road trip across south west England where they will meet all kinds of strange creatures, some intent on causing harm and others desperate to put a stop to the problem.”

Firstly I’d like to thank the author for sending me this eBook to read and give an honest review.  I was excited to catch up with Emma and Lana in their new lives as Watchers so I couldn’t wait to get started.

It was action-packed right from the start, an academy trip to Somerset turned supernatural very quickly and I was captivated by the events that followed.  The whole storyline was so imaginative and I really enjoyed picturing everything like a movie in my mind.  Something else that was particularly enjoyable for me were all the familiar places that the characters visited – Salisbury, Winchester and the New Forest to name just a few.

I loved all the supernatural creatures that featured in this book, my favourite was Jimble the pixie troll because he was just so adorable! The author successfully brought the characters to life for me and made me care about what happened to them.  Following them all as they uncovered clues to help solve the mystery was lots of fun and I look forward to the next instalment.

This was another exciting adventure in The Morgan Sisters series.

To find out more about Suzy Turner:

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Daisy Madigan’s Paradise – Suzy Turner

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“When tragedy falls upon 15 year old Daisy Madigan, she escapes to the only place she feels safe, the cemetery of Abney Park. There, in the company of the dearly departed, she realizes she is changing, growing stronger and faster by the day. But in the darkness lurks a terror even she can’t imagine facing.”

Firstly I’d like to thank the author for sending me this eBook novella to read and give an honest review. This quick read covered the back story of Daisy Madigan who was one of the characters from The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw.  I was pleased to find out more about her as she had been a bit of a mystery and as I read about the traumatic events that led up to her appearance in the first book I felt incredibly sad for her.

I was intrigued by Jack, I couldn’t figure out where he fit into the story and was concerned that he would turn out to be a bad person for Daisy to have in her life.

Daisy discovered her abilities and found her purpose in life in the dark, dangerous cemetery.  This was something that fascinated me and gave the book an eerie atmosphere.  I can’t wait to see the part Daisy will play in the next book The Temporal Stone.

This was an emotional and intriguing read, another piece of the puzzle in place for this mysterious series.

To find out more about Suzy Turner:

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The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw – Suzy Turner

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“Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange ‘tattoo’ suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realize there’s more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.

Sent off to London for two weeks of ‘work experience’, the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural.

At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won’t leave them alone.”

Firstly I’d like to thank the author for sending me this eBook to read and give an honest review.

It took me a little while to get into the storyline but once I did I became hooked by the mysterious and eerie events!  It began with a storm and a strange boy being discovered unconscious at the bottom of a cliff – who was he? And, more importantly, how did he recognise Emma when he awoke?

Next on the list of strange occurrences were the tattoos that spread over the girls bodies, this intrigued me as I wondered at the significance of the tattoos.  It wasn’t until their trip to London that things became clear and it was at this point that I was really pulled into the storyline.  I loved the descriptions of London and the places that the girls visited, it meant I was able to visualise everything easily.

The other characters that the girls met in London were all interesting in their own right and I look forward to getting to know them better as the series continues.  A hint of romance added some lightness to the storyline and again is something I’m looking forward to more of.

With the girls only being sixteen the book had a young feel to it and although it was quite a few years ago that I was sixteen myself I could still easily relate to it.

This was an imaginative and mysterious read, I can’t wait to join the girls on their next adventure!

To find out more about Suzy Turner:

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Duplicity – Nikki Jefford

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“If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn’t seem to get that Lee’s boyfriend, Raj, is off limits. Then there’s the problem of Adrian. He expects one of the Graylees to be his.

Nearly a year later, the council is on to them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper. 

If the two Grays work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive.”

I was lucky enough to win this eBook from a giveaway on the author’s blog.  I had already read and enjoyed the first book Entangled (review here) so I couldn’t wait to carry on with the story.  It had been quite a while since I read the first book but the beginning of this one quickly refreshed my memory.

Something strange was happening to the witches and warlocks’ powers, each of them were affected in a different way and my favourite had to be what happened to Raj – it was definitely something that could prove to be quite problematic!

The whole double Graylee thing was a great twist to the storyline, I loved the way the author separated her name so it was easy to keep track of which girl was which.  I admit that I felt torn between the two of them, I just couldn’t decide which Graylee I favoured especially where Raj was concerned.  I did enjoy the tension that sparked whenever they were around each other though and this was something that kept me glued to my Kindle.

The author’s captivating writing style really brought the characters to life and enabled me to visualise everything clearly in my mind.  I thought Adrian was much more intriguing this time, I found myself hoping that he would get together with Gray and I think a part of me still has my fingers crossed for something along those lines in the next book!

Revenge was a big part of the book and there was one payback scene involving Gray, Adrian and Nolan (from book one) that I particularly enjoyed.  This all led to a surprising turn of events that makes me excited for the next book which I have added to my ever-growing wish list!

This was another great read from the Spellbound Trilogy, filled with more danger, more kissing and even more magic.

To purchase Duplicity:

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Kiera’s Quest: Perceptions – Kristy Brown

Perceptions

“The Witch Queen has reached a new level of evil.

Kiera is helplessly stuck in Zakk’s realm. With the vortex destroyed, she is desperate to find a way home. Her Uncle Tom, her friends and now the boy she loves, are in danger. Will Kiera find the strength and the self-belief she needs to save them? 

On her lonely journey she meets new allies from peculiar races. The Prophecy is all falling into place. Will Kiera be able to forgive the people she trusted? Will she be able to save the world from her twisted nemesis, the Witch Queen? Will she finally believe that she is indeed the ‘chosen one’?”

Firstly I’d like to thank the author for sending me this eBook to read and give an honest review.  I had previously read the first two books in the series (my reviews can be found here) and was looking forward to seeing where book three would take me.

It began with the aftermath of events from book two, the drama was still flowing thick and fast so I quickly fell back into the storyline. Something that really stands out about these books is that they are so unpredictable, I tried to guess what would happen next but never got it right, I was definitely kept on my toes.

Following the progress of the characters in both worlds was exciting, I found The Witch Queen’s mischief-making particularly entertaining – this author certainly knows how to write a good villain!  Kiera seemed much stronger this time round and I enjoyed seeing the growth in her character, she still had some things to figure out but she did that with much more confidence.

It was good to find out more details about events from the first book, it enabled me to think back to what had happened with fresh eyes and a different view of it all.  Once again there were many twists and turns keeping me on the edge of my seat and the introduction of a few new characters added some extra intrigue.

I admit that this wasn’t my favourite from the series so far – book two still holds that title for me. But I will say that the events at the end of this book (which completely shocked me by the way) hint at some exciting scenes to come in book four so I’m very much looking forward to that one!

This was another imaginative and action-packed read from this fab series.

Kiera’s Quest: Perceptions can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

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