author-spotlight-image-2
Standard

Author Pic

Julianne Nicole Tomczak (Tom-Zack) is the writer of Kingdom of the Faeries: Edenhart’s Rivalry so here’s a little bio. Julianne grew up on a small farm in central Arkansas and now lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband. When not writing, Julianne loves playing video games, listening to music, hiking, and binge-watching Falling Skies while eating non-nutritional food.

14315715_10208603917307949_1925510524_o.jpg

 

Social Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14918148.J_N_Tomczak

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JNTomczak

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/J.N.Tomczak/

Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/953086374762831/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/juliannetomczak/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jntomczak/

Tumblr: http://faerie-swordmaiden.tumblr.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.N.-Tomczak/e/B01CJ0AL9S/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1473545274&sr=8-1

Newsletter: http://jntomczak.weebly.com/monthly-newsletter.html

Website: http://jntomczak.weebly.com/

Contacts:

Personal Assistant: John Cintron – johncintronpa@gmail.com

Facebook: johncintronpa

Twitter: @johncintronpa

KingdomoftheFaeriesEdenhartsRivalry1600x2400

Book Blurb:

A dark power is rising, and a kingdom is in dire need of a leader when the King of the Faeries falls in battle. Or so, that’s what they’re led to believe, but his only heir and daughter, Aurora, suspects murder.

But when she and her loyal friend Percy, the Captain of the Elite Guard, discover an ancient prophecy foretold by the enigmatic Faerie Sorcerers, Aurora finds herself an unwilling pawn in a dark plot that will threaten everything she holds dear.

Her courage and magic will be her greatest weapons if she hopes to succeed where all others have failed. But will she? Aurora must ask herself this very question: just how far is she willing to go to save her kingdom, and at what costs?

edenhart-rivalry-banner

 

Buy Links:

Amazon: The Kingdom of the Faeries: Edenhart’s Rivalry

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-of-the-faeries-jn-tomczak/1123402817?type=eBook

14256552_10208606129483252_928619444_n

14273425_10208603920988041_273572002_o.jpg

 

Midnight Guardian #6 Pre-order Info

Featured Image -- 2345
Standard

Start now so you have time to read the latest: House Of Gammen on October 6!

novels by BRYNA BUTLER

hogebookForward to the Fall!
Here’s your hookup for pre-ordering HOUSE OF GAMMEN the 6th and final book in the Midnight Guardian series.

Pre-order before Oct. 6 & get it for only 99 Cents
at these retailers:
Smashwords |Apple iBooks|Barnes & Noble|Kobo
Amazon US | Canada | United Kingdom | Australia
*Pre-order only available for ebook editions.

Nearly miss the pre-order deadline? Sign up for Bryna’s New Book Alert.No spam. No hassle. Just a heads up…and freebies!

Video of the cover reveal athttps://youtu.be/1xUXtbm5rYc

Need to start at the beginning? Pick up the ebook edition of Book 1, OF SUN & MOON for FREEat all major online bookstores.

HOUSE OF GAMMEN
Read the exciting conclusion to the series that started with Of Sun & Moon, #1 Teen Supernatural Mystery, #1 Teen Romantic Mystery, #1 Time Travel on the US & UK Kindle Free Charts for…

View original post 95 more words

Book Review: Healing Hearts by Miranda D. Nelson

13717407_1082188588524750_1717145400181419729_o
Standard

You know that feeling you have after you’ve read a really fun and lighthearted book? Yeah, it’s been a while for me too, but; I’ve got the solution.  Sweet and Clean Regency Romance.giphy-1

I just read Healing Hearts (Roselund Heights Book 1) and can’t stop smiling.  It’s a great story by Miranda D Nelson that has the uplifting spirit and pace of a Janette Oke novel and the nostalgia of an Austen tome.  The heroine, Joanna, has decided that marriage isn’t for her.  She spends her days assisting her uncle, the local physician, and managing her sister and father in their daily pursuits (ie she’s a control freak).  Her neat and orderly world gets thrown into full blown chaos when the handsome new guy moves to town.

Colin, is the hero of the story.  He has the brooding good looks of Mr. Darcy and is a talented artist.  He basically oozes 19th century perfection.  His reasons for moving to Roselund Heights is a mystery and Joanna finds herself hopelessly attracted to him.  Both characters are trying to heal in some way and have character flaws to overcome.  Neither is perfect, which results in realistic and balanced characters.

austen-book-quote-memeThe world building and character building was excellent.  I felt connected to the characters instantly and the author did a magnificent job at getting me to understand each one’s complexities.  The technical skill was also well done.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves uplifting and positive reads.  It’s a clean romance which means nothing more than kissing, so I can safely recommend it for the younger YA crowd and up.  I think Janette Oke fans will be quite pleased to stumble upon this series.  It’s the first book in the series with the others yet to be released.  I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars.  It was a great morning read ( I started it at breakfast and finished it before lunch) and I look forward to the continuance of the series.

For more on author Miranda D Nelson check out her Facebook page.

Happy Reading!

Bibliogal

Review: The Shadow and The Sun by Monica Enderle Pierce

12957574_1063186130421901_2343335901058705800_o
Standard

So this week I’m introducing you to a Historical Fantasy set in a Medieval background. If you like Game Of Thrones, The Wheel of Time series, or really any other Fantasy series; I think you’ll be pleased to read this.  It has adventure, magic, warriors, and some romance thrown in for good measure.

So get ready for my review!

tumblr_ne0hbn1i4t1tq4of6o1_500.gif

Halina, the bastard daughter of the king, is a fierce warrior and respected leader.  Currently her kingdom is at war with the kingdom of Bersera and she is sent as an emissary to the Shadow Mage to secure his allegiance.  There’s one big problem, the Shadow Mage might live in her kingdom, but he’s the brother of the King of Bersera. 12235013_971866096220572_6081445717608669339_n Halina isn’t discouraged though, he’s a man and she’s never met a man she couldn’t conquer.

Gethen is a powerful Shadow Mage and Necromancer.  He has no interest in choosing sides in this war.  He’s busy trying to convert into a Sun Mage and defeat a powerful witch out to destroy everything.  He has no time for the beautiful lady knight knocking at his castle door.

The two get stuck in a blizzard of magical origins and realize they need each other to defeat the evil Rime Witch.  By defeating her, they’ll not only save the world, but possibly end the war brewing between the kingdoms.

I found this book very enjoyable.  It’s been a LONG time since I’ve read a medieval fantasy and this was a good one to get back in the groove with.  It has some of the things that people find difficult in this genre, like trying to remember all the names and titles (or maybe that’s just me, I’m a bit scatterbrained) but the story flowed well and the mythology was easy to understand.  I loved that a woman was the hero of the story, which is something lacking in this genre.  I LOVE a good dose of girl power! This is Book 1 and the full title is The Shadow and The Sun ( Militess and Mage Series ) and I’m hoping for more soon.  The world building is really amazing and detailed, without dragging on and boring me ( I have to be honest, The Wheel Of Time did that to me a couple of times).  

b4bf3f1f2df7739608b4f5aaaa2300ebI’m giving this book a 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to experienced fantasy readers and to those who haven’t read fantasy before but want a place to start! It’s violent and has some sexual content so I would recommend it for the upper YA crowd and Adults **

**Disclaimer: My recommendation is based on what I would feel comfortable letting my own family members read age wise, so take it with a grain of salt, not responsible for butt hurts

For more on Monica Enderle Pierce you can check out her official Facebook Page and Twitter below.

Monica Enderle Pierce – Facebook and Twitter

13041295_1074096139330900_2913972599027394831_o

Availaible on Amazon

 

 

 

Book Review: In Want Of A Wife by Odelia Floris

in-want-of-a-wife-cover-flattened
Standard

The 3rd review in my Historical Genre month-long series of reviews is a sweet and clean regency romance. I have to say, if you like the writing style of Jane Austen, then I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this novel.  download

The story starts with sisters Rosa and Arielle. Arielle is a social butterfly while, Rosa is an introvert….to the extreme. In fact, I would compare them to Mary and Lydia Bennett. Both ladies are sent to London to find suitable matches before the Season ends. Arielle is determined to marry for love, while Rosa just wants to do her duty and never repeat a Season again.

tumblr_n4ad8x8v8f1twtq8po1_1280As the story progresses, Arielle only has eyes for a dashing Captain in the military. Rosa, unexpectedly, finds herself juggling 2 suitors! She soon has to decide between love or duty.

I enjoyed this book very well.  It’s fast paced and if you’re used to a traditional style of writing (like Austen or Bronte) you’ll find it a light and easy read. It’s a sweet and clean romance which means just a few kisses and nothing more.  This also means it’s good for the YA crowd should they be so inclined.  I’m giving this a 5 out of 5 stars, but I have 1 complaint: It needs an epilogue! Or maybe a novella-esque sequel. I’d recommend it for austen-book-quote-memeRegency ‘shippers and as this book reminds me of Jane Eyre and a mix of several Austen novels, I think it’s a win for traditionalists as well.

Happy Reading!

Bibliogal

If you’re interested in learning more about Odelia and her books check these links out:

AUTHOR’S WEBSITE: www.odeliafloris.com

AUTHOR’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Review: Witch Of The Cards by Catherine Stine

Witch of the Cards MED
Standard

So this book came out in April. I have to admit, after reading Ruby’s Fire by Ms Stine, I eagerly anticipated this book.  It has nothing whatsoever to do with Ruby’s story (Dystopian) but I like Catherine’s writing style and character development. I met Stine at a signing event, Roanoke Author Invasion, grabbed up my copy (and yes it’s signed…insert 635933340872580145-2001464731_anticipationsqueals here) and had the intention of reading it straight away. If you see the date stamp, that was nearly 5 months ago!

Around this time, this blog blew up and since then I’ve received a steady stream of ARC’s and promotional book tour requests. I had to put personal reading on the back burner.  So now thanks to my self- declared Historical Month, I happily put aside obligations and got to reading! I wasn’t disappointed!

Witch of the Cards is set in 1930’s New York and the Jersey Shore.  Think Boardwalk Empire type of shenanigans.  It’s a Historical Paranormal Romance involving, Fiera, our heroine and her journey to discovering her identity as a sea witch.article-2477576-18f5e6f500000578-38_634x356

While vacationing on the Jersey Shore, nanny Ivy Lorena, goes to a seance with her new friend Dulcie.  Spiritualism is all the rage and Ivy wants to do something daring.  Peter Dune is the medium offering a free seance and has a secret: he’s not a medium at all, he’s an undercover detective out to expose fraud.  Ivy’s experience has fantastic and frightening consequences.  The seance has unlocked her latent abilities and linked her with Mr. Dune.  She also learns her true name: Fiera.

Witch of the Cards takes you on a journey through both the fantastic boardwalk backdrop, to the Park Avenue Mansions and into the dark, sad reality of Hoover Towns.  For a History buff interested in the era, it is a feast of knowledge.  The budding romance between Peter and Fiera is good too!  The book is a slow burner at first but by the middle it picks up the pace.  The sea witch element is good too.  I haven’t read anything involving “good” sea witches,giphy.gif so that was a nice new element for me.  Ultimately this is a story about love and friendship,which is really all a gal needs.  I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 Stars and am recommending it as a Beach Read, or since “Winter is Coming” a nice read to get you in a beachy mood! I would recommend this for Adults and older teens due some of the love scenes and paranormal aspects.  So if you don’t like those things, move on to the next read.

Happy Reading!

Bibliogal

Catherine Stine Link: www.catherinestine.com

Witch of the Cards teaser 3

Review: Diamonds Fall by Rebecca M. Gibson

12440645_10153421204176570_675200445234439108_o
Standard

I can’t wait until the end of my article to give you the goods.  I rated this book 5 out of 5 Stars!  I’m also still processing what I just read.  Rebecca M. Gibson killed me emotionally at 8PM EST/US last night.  I don’t write my reviews ahead of time and schedule the posts.  I like to write my thoughts down as soon as I’ve read the book then post.  This way I can insure you that my opinions and emotions are authentic and I don’t have time to ruminate on them.  So my gut and visceral reaction to this book : Devastated, Intrigued, Scared, Happy, and What The Fudge!? A recipe sure to make you want more.

13267991_10153565418266570_2334504704722807158_o

Annabel Hoddington is the heir to a massive fortune.  She has lived her entire life for one purpose: To Marry and equally rich husband and provide her family with a perfect reputation.  Set in Victorian England, Annabelle’s journey takes us on heartbreaking lows and gut wrenching lows.  On her 18th birthday, Annabel is kidnapped by a vicious  thug and his family and taken to a secluded village in the countryside.

Tortured and with no hope of escape, she finds allies and friends in the younger adult children of her captor.  Patsy, Billy, and Daniel Prince literally fight to keep Annabel alive.  Along the way, Miss Hoddington finds herself falling for Daniel. There are so many barriers for them, one is left wondering how in the heck it’s going to play out.  I have to say, until I reached the last page, I had no fudging clue what the author had in mind!  It is definitely a To Be Continued piece, which may upset some of you.  Fear not, the sequel, Rubies Fall is just around the corner!

Here’s why I gave the book 5 stars.  Technically, it’s well written.  Gibson is a master of description.  I could visualize every scene and feel all the intensity in every interaction.  Her heroine takes a journey of self discovery and changes for the better.  In the beginning of the book, Annabelle isn’t even aware of how unpleasant she is.  I didn’t want to like her, but soon she discovers who she really is and transforms into a beautiful person both inside and out. The ensemble cast is as lovable as the Main Character.  Patsy is brave and kind, (HufflePuff) Billy is a gentle giant with the biggest capacity for pure and genuine love. (HufflePuff) Daniel is kind, loyal, and a martyr for his loved ones.(HufflePuff) In fact, the Harry-Potter-and-the-Order-of-the-Phoenix-GIF5.gifcharacter development as a whole is well done.  I loved the good guys and loathed the bad guys.  I swear, I hated the “bad” guys just as much as I hated Delores Umbridge! If I were to summarize this whole story in a way that would connect with my regular fan base, I would tell you that this is a tale of HufflePuff vs Slytheryn set in Victorian England (minus the magic)! __871267139

 

So that’s all the stuff I loved about Diamond’s Fall.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!  I’m still processing it fully.  I hope I recover in time for the sequel.

Happy Reading,

Bibliogal

PS Due to the level of violence I would caution that this book would not be suitable for the 15 years and under crowd.

Rebecca M. Gibson links:

Amazon- Diamonds Fall

Bio – GoodReads

Website