Friday, 5 March 2021

Dark Wizard by Jeffe Kennedy

 

Kindle Edition, 295 pages


Published February 25th 2021


Series: Bonds of Magic #1


Fantasy


To review






This world was rather messed up. It seems that if you have magic you have a 50% chance to either live a great life, or be a slave. I do not like those odds.




And then if you are lucky to be a mage then you need a familiar, and most treat these are crap. Which is horrible, cos that might have been you. And that is probably your mother, back there being treated as crap by your mage dad. That is your sister or brother, so yes harsh world when it comes to magic.




Veronica, ok, so I was not the biggest fan if I am going to be honest. She was meant to be a great wizard, but then it turns out she is to be well a slave instead. She was meant to be the Leader of her house and now she is to be take part in this horrid custom where wizards come to test her out for a night. But what I did not like about her is that she did not really think about others. She runs away, hello, think about your mother! Your family! They will obvi find you and omg Gabriel was the nicest guy ever. Stupid woman.




Gabriel was so nice. He was not brought up on this wizard and slave business. He is nice to her, he does not do things like the ones before her. Sure he needs his familliar, but not to be treated as a slave.




I hope they become really powerful together and bring down this system, cos this system sucks. Show the world a new world where working together actually means working together.




So yes I wonder what will happen. I liked it (even Veronica was stupid for running away ;)





Lord Gabriel Phel wants one thing: to restore his shattered House to its former station in the Convocation’s complex and arcane society. Fortunately, through a wild chance of birth, he was born with the magic of a powerful wizard, the first in his family in generations. If he can obtain a familiar to supplement his skills, ideally one who is a highborn daughter who can also be his lady wife, then he’ll be that much closer to restoring House Phel. And to exacting his ultimate revenge on the Convocation that destroyed his family.




Lady Veronica Elal doesn’t have many choices. To her bitter disappointment, she will never be the powerful wizard she and her father hoped she’d be. Instead Nic is doomed to be a familiar like her mother, a second-class citizen in the Convocation, and one destined to be bonded to a wizard, serving his purposes for the rest of her life. Her one hope lies in entering the Betrothal Trials—and choosing a wizard from the Convocation candidates that she can manipulate. Whichever one of her suitors impregnates her will claim her as familiar and wife, and she can use her wiles to rule her wizard master, and the House she marries into.




But Gabriel throws a wrench into Nic’s careful scheming, by seducing and fascinating her. When she finds she’s pregnant by the rogue wizard she can never hope to control, Nic does the unthinkable: she runs.


Thursday, 4 March 2021

Audio: The Highlander's excellent adventure by Shana Galen


Narrated by: Victoria Aston


Series: Survivors  Book 8


Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins


Release date: 02-23-21


Publisher: Tantor Audio


Historical romance


To review





A two in one! Ines wants an adventure, but for now she wants to escape a suitor and hides in a carriage. Then she wakes up far from London. Oops. So she pretends not to speak English as the owner is Duncan Murray, the sexy Scot she has seen around.




Meanwhile Emmeline runs away from yet another failed season, luckily she runs across the son of her mother's friend. A certain Stratford Fortesque, who has been in love with her for years.




These two couples run into each other and decides to travel together.




Ines really wants Murray, while he needs to marry an English Lady. I wanted to smack him over the head so much.




Emmeline thinks no one will ever want her. Statford is stupid, who cares about your parentage!




There is some danger, there is romance, there is back and forth. I enjoyed it, even if Duncan should have given in earlier, but I get it, they had issues.




Aston is a great narrator when it comes to romance. Distinct voices, nice accents and she gets the feel of it all 





Ines Neves and Emmeline Wellesley have both run away. Ines hid in a carriage from a tedious suitor, only to find, too late, the carriage had traveled out of London, not just around the block. To make matters worse, the carriage is that of a stranger: a handsome Highlander. Or perhaps a big, strapping Highlander makes matters better? Emmeline Wellesley has had four Seasons and cannot tolerate another. To force her mother to listen to her, she's run away. But things haven't gone well. She's been locked in a closet, had all her money stolen, and somehow adopted a dog. When an old family friend shows up to save her, she doesn't exactly welcome his help.



Doesn't mean they don't want to be found.

Duncan Murray doesn't know what to make of the Portuguese-speaking woman in his carriage. She refuses to return to London, so he takes her to meet Nash Pope, a so-called friend who speaks Portuguese. On the way, he meets up with former soldier Stratford Fortescue and Stratford's opinionated distant cousin, Miss Wellesley. The four travel together to Nash's estate, and that's when everything goes really wrong. On the run to Scotland, Duncan finds himself increasingly attracted to Ines, even though he knows he can never marry her. Stratford has always wanted Emmeline, but his family secret means he doesn't deserve her. This excellent adventure might bring the couples together, but only if they manage to elude gun shots, a murderous brother-in-law, a vicious dog, and outlaws. (


Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Best of February

 









Happy March everyone!!!! 

Here are our best of last month!


Best Book of the Month:

My pick.........."I will not pick a best of book. Sure I read some good ones, but the problem is, I read several good ones, none better than the other. I did not read any blew my mind out."








"This was so good. I can't wait for book 2! I already have it downloaded and ready to go!"





Best Movie of the Month:

Carole's pick.....Vivarium (2019)




"Watched this twice now. Creepy good!"







"Cutest movie of the month. Third one!"


Best TV show of the Month:


Blodeuedd's pick...........White Wall (season 1)



"My tv series binge was White Wall, damn that ending, wtf?! What kept me watching was what is that white wall?"


Carole's pick........ Bob's Burgers (Seasons 1-4)



"I used to be meh about this show when I first watched it eons ago. Decided to watch again and I've been addicted. Already about to finish season 4. So good. So funny."



Best Cover of the Month:


Carole's pick


         



Blodeuedd - "The covers, yeah, none pops out and screams cool. Sure there are good ones, but none better than the other. I seemed to have a good month with everything, but with rotten eggs and nothing mindblowing."

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

TMST


 

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.




What are your favorite tips and/or tools to help keep your blogging (or real life) organized?


Ha, tips or tools. Welcome to organized chaos. I am writing this, as I always write my blogposts, while I watch tv. I have had Luci on my lap, as I have every night, and now I finally are getting to something. Now before bed I need to try to answer comments, go commenting, write a review etc.




I have no tips, I take it as it come. I read a book, I try to write a review as fast as I can. I schedule it when I have time. I as you have seen blog while I catch up on shows,




Ok, No pressure. HAVE FUN! Maybe that can be my tip, when you get too much pressure, when you forget that this is fun, then you loose interest.




Real life organized then,  I try, I like to be organized, but then everyone else needs to be organized too

 


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