Heather Rose Jones is a fantastic author whose historical fantasy books centre queer women and their lives and adventures. I’m a huge fan of her Alpennia series, and really looking forward to reading the newest standalone in it, Floodtide. I was lucky enough to hear her read from Floodtide at WorldCon over the summer, and I was instantly drawn into the little magics explored in it – charms to help with laundry, for example. I love how fantasy can open a window into the realities of life, and in this fascinating guest post, Heather explains a little bit about why and how she chose to focus on the smaller, day-to-day magics of women in her new book.
Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow, the new book from one of my favourite indie publishers, Louise Walters Books. I’m excited to be bringing you an extract from this literary thriller, which introduces the protagonist, 17 year old Simon…
I’m so happy to be bringing you a fantastic guest post from author ML Wang to celebrate the blog tour for The Sword of Kaigen, an epic fantasy with a martial arts twist! Read on for the author’s thoughts on creating fantasy religions…
Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for The Rage of Dragons, an epic, classic feeling, own-voices African-inspired fantasy with a protagonist you can’t help but be compelled by! I’m bringing you an exciting action-packed extract from the first chapter, where Tau, our main character, faces his first battle against the marauding hedeni…
There,” Tau said, pointing at a flickering light in the distance.
“Do you see it?” The light was bright against the evening’s darkness, but he was never sure how far Jabari could see.
“I see it,” Jabari said. “They’re burning Daba.” Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Rage Of Dragons”
Something a little different for you today – I have an interview with an author! Specifically, RJ Furness, the author of the Orgo Runners books (review here) and its related series, dissent – his new book, Sapphire Smyth and The Shadow Five, is being released in six parts. My interview is part of the blog tour to celebrate the release of Part One: Shadows, and I’m so excited – I love this book!
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I absolutely fell in love with Victor Dixen’s Ascension, a book billed as ‘Love Island in space’, but which turned out to be a twisty, exciting thriller of a book with amazing characters (review here). The second book in the Phobos series, Distortion, was an equally amazing read which really upped the ante, and my review for that is here. I’m now eagerly awaiting the third book, and to get you all excited, I’m taking part in the blog tour for Distortion and bringing you the books that Victor himself would take with him on a one way trip to Mars!
Something a little unusual for me today… If you follow me on Twitter, it’ll be no surprise to you that I’m pretty much obsessed with the Niffler from the Fantastic Beasts movies, so when Jacqueline the Pufflehuffle Kitteh tagged me to do her Fantastic Beasts book tag, I was so excited!