Blog Tour + Giveaway: The God Queen by M. L. TISHNER


Photo from M (1)


Title: The God Queen

Author: M. L. TISHNER

Pub. Date: October 22, 2019

Formats: Paperback, E-book

Pages: 432

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonIndigo, B&N, Kobo, TBD, ABE Books, Indie Bound

Photo from M (2)


The return of the God Queen is not what everyone hoped…

Humans have long since spread their numbers among the stars. Now far, far into the future, war has torn the Tyre Star Cluster into two major political factions. The militant Dominion have gained the upper hand in the last decade with the murder of Niklaryn Ettowa, the progressive Federation’s champion. Some considered the war to be almost won.

Yet there are those who claim the war will not be ended by mortals…but by the rebirth of the gods.

Rei lived most of her life bartending on one Earth’s backwater towns. She daydreams of something more, traveling the stars, and destroying the man who murdered her brother Niklaryn. Her dream is within her grasp only if she accepts her fate as the God Queen.

Bronx is disillusioned with being a reincarnated god, let alone a reaper. He pays his penance by isolating himself and taking up the mantle of a combat medic. When the sister of his old mentor Niklaryn storms in to join the cause will he find something worth fighting for?

Together with others, they must help the Federation tip the scales in their favor, but clashing plans for the gods threatens to tear it all apart.

Jupiter Ascending meets X-Men in this epic New Adult space opera bursting with star-crossed romance, elemental magic, and an adventure across the star cluster, perfect for fans of A Spark of White Fire.



The screams drew Rei’s attention. She stood at the steps of the boarded-up temple when the first one pierced the quiet of their small town. It came from the restaurant on the other side of the square.

She dashed down the stairs and onto the street, jumping inadvertently in front of a hover car whose driver honked and yelled. She didn’t listen as she rushed past the long-dead fountain, now filled with sand and earth. Gravel crunched beneath her feet as she approached the ever-growing crowd. Not a cloud dotted the clear blue sky, the sun beat down on them mercilessly, and the smell of sweat and dirt filled Rei’s nose. She pushed her small frame to the front to get a clear view, heart hammering in her chest. He had been threatening this for months, yet Rei prayed he wouldn’t actually go through with it, but disappointment pooled in her belly as her fear was confirmed.

“Drops of Jupiter,” someone muttered. “Why couldn’t the cleric give him a quick death? That poison takes too long.”

The boy lay writhing on the ground, blood running from his nose and ears, sand caking his dark hair. Rei turned to leave, blood pounding in her ears, but the crowd was now too thick around her and she couldn’t move.

“He prayed to false gods,” her neighbor, an elderly woman, said under her breath. “The cleric said this would be the fate of those who won’t worship the One True God.”

Ever since Earth voted to remain a part of the Dominion, the other gods were outlawed, despite the fact the holy city lay only a few hundred kilometers away from where Rei stood.

She fought to breathe as her heart raced. She never intended to convert, and the threat of not doing so had become too real.

The victim’s scream brought Rei’s eyes back to him. Folks said the poison fried the nerves, giving the victim the sensation of being electrocuted as the poison opened all the blood vessels in the head and caused blood to leak out of the nose and ears….



Mari is a half-Peruvian, half-American hobbit and pug owner who was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where she grew up writing Sailor Moon/ Gundam Wing fanfiction. She studied biology and Spanish at Indiana University where she decided to revive an old space opera she wrote in her high school years.

Mari, a native Hoosier, currently lives in southern Germany where she entertains people with her adventures as an American expat in the Land of Beer and Pretzels on her blog and YouTube channel Adventures of La as well as the adventures of her pugs, Abner and Roxy. When she’s not writing, Mari cooks, snowboards, dances to the beat of her own drum, reads late into the night, and binge watches Netflix with her husband. The God Queen is her debut novel.

To learn more about the world of The God Queen – check out

Social Networking


Good ReadsPinterestYouTube



1 International Winner will receive a Paperback of The God Queen. (HERE)



12/22/2019- books_and_coffee03-Spotlight

12/23/2019- shortcake_bibliophage-Excerpt

12/24/2019- timeladyjess-Review

12/25/2019- tastingpages-Review

12/26/2019- anabellasbooks-Review

12/27/2019- ravens_books-Review

12/28/2019- booksshack-Authors Day


Book Blitz for Wild Sky by Lexi Rees


After delivering the pearl, Finn and Aria thought life would return to normal.
But with the survival of the clans still in peril, they must continue their quest.
Can they find the next relic before the forces of evil?
Not everyone is who they appear to be
And time is running out …



Do not be misled into thinking they have won. Finding the first relic and freeing the Sea-Tamer magic is nothing compared to what we can and will accomplish. We will destroy the other relics and their magic. The clans shall not rise to challenge us.

The Relic Hunters are weak. The girl lacks her full powers, and the boy has proven himself to be headstrong with a foolish attachment to Morgan. We can turn these weaknesses to our advantage.
Without a shadow of doubt, the other blood magic children are lost to this world. They do not concern me. As for the escape of Pippin, I assure you, she is nothing more than a silly child.

As promised, I have a gift for you.

Something beyond your wildest dreams. Something no human has ever offered you. I will not spoil the surprise by telling you now, but you will not be disappointed.
Together, we will rule this world, and the world beyond.

Your loveky servent,

Sir Waldred
Lord of all Earth-Wanderers


Doesn’t this excerpt intruged you??

Well beign a Middle-Grade sucker I absolutey got hooked by this prolouge and bing reading it but due to continuously reading ebooks since a long time i got eye irritation and after seeking an opthalmologist he prohibited me to read e-books amd resitrict my phone useage, so that’s the reason I couldn’t read it futher 3 chapters 😭.

But trust me guys if i say that i absolutely love the book till where I read, because this book is so so so amazing, hoping to get back to reading this one as soon as i get the permission.



Lexi Rees writes action packed adventures for children. The first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award.

She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children, and as well as an active programme of school visits and other events, she has published a Creative Writing Skills workbook, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.

In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.


Blog | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram


Win a copy of each of Eternal Seas and Wild Sky, the action packed fantasy adventure for 7-11 year olds.
UK – choice of signed paperbacks or ebooks
International entrants – ebooks only

Book Review#21: The Enchanted Carousel by Shari Penny



Chloe is not happy. Why must she be carted off to spend two weeks of her precious vacation in an ancient house with her grandmother Crystal, when there are so many fun things she could be doing with her friends?

She is forbidden to go up in the attic – but so what? Chloe is going up there whatever her grandma says.

Among the ancient treasures in the attic, Chloe finds an old journal. It’s not long before she is caught up in the story of Crystal and Matt as they try to reunite the restless spirit of a young girl with her father. To do this, they must follow the clues to find the enchanted carousel with the help of some unusual characters.

She is entranced by the enchanting tale, but is it a story or can it possibly be true? Chloe will soon find out – and along the way she will learn something about the magic of friendship and the bonds of family love…


THE ENCHANTED CAROUSEL by SHARI PENNY is a tale about a twelve year old girl Chloe who was forced to spent her time with her Grandmother who lives far away from the city life, no phone, no internet, simply no social fun, while she wanted to spend her vacations with her friends.

But against Chloe’s wish she was sent off to her grandmother’s house where she decided to disobey whatever her grandmother says no matter what, even she was prohibited to visit some areas of the house, especially the attic.

One day Chloe took the keys of the attic by fooling her grandmother, but less she knows that the way towards the attic is going to change her perspectives towards her life and her relations for forever!


As a middle grade sucker when i got the offer to review this ARC from Pegasus Publishers I couldn’t resist it. I started reading this one as I received the ebook and begun my reading quest just before my mid semester exams, and trust me when I say that I finished this book overnight even when I took some reading time due to my exams, but I couldn’t stop myself from reading it completely and thus this book becomes one of mine most favourite middle grade book of the year.

Although this book contains a list of characters but Chloe is the outstanding character for me even though the books main concern is Chloe’s grandmother Crystal. I basically liked the way the author developed her character from the start till end, how she knock some sensibility and responsibilities in her. And the tale the Author narrates is so charismatic, like i absolutely feels like i’m that i’m not  just the reader it feels like i’m actually on a quest.

Shari Penny has done a fantastic job while writing her debut book and i’m glad that I got the chance to read it as well. such a terrific yet a fascinating tale.




share your all time favourite read!


Amazon – The Enchanted Carousel

Blog Tour: The Song Of Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

**I received an ARC for this blog tour and from a giveaway. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

Title: Song of the Crimson Flower
Series: Rise of the Empress companion
Author: Julie C. Dao
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Philomel Books

Release Date: November 5th 2019
Pages: 288
ISBN13: 9781524738358
Buy Links:Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound


From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood.
Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician’s apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman’s daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds Bao’s prized flute floating in his boat near her house, she takes it into her care, not knowing that his soul has been trapped inside it by an evil witch, who cursed Bao, telling him that only love will set him free. Though Bao now despises her, Lan vows to make amends and help break the spell.
Together, the two travel across the continent, finding themselves in the presence of greatness in the forms of the Great Forest’s Empress Jade and Commander Wei. They journey with Wei, getting tangled in the webs of war, blood magic, and romance along the way. Will Lan and Bao begin to break the spell that’s been placed upon them? Or will they be doomed to live out their lives with black magic running through their veins?
In this fantastical tale of darkness and love, some magical bonds are stronger than blood.


“Love isn’t waiting for someone to remember me. Love isn’t dreaming about them all alone. Love is talking together, forgiving each other, finding common threads in the lives we want. I’ve learned that now. You taught me.”

The Song of the Crimson Flower was absolutely stunning, a beautiful tale of the powers of real love. It’s a sequel to FOREST OF THE THOUSAND LANTERNS and KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX.

The story is about an upper-class girl Lan who is the daughter of a former royal official. She has been raised in luxury and bliss. Lan tries to treat people kindly no matter their social status. At first, she thinks Bao is quiet and boring, but things eventually changed when Lan is finally offered the opportunity to find adventure, for which she desperately longs with the boy who truly loves her. But we can’t miss Tam with whom Lan was supposed to get married (confused??)
This story revolves around Bao and Lan after Lan’s alliance end abruptly. But not before the event which changed Bao’s and Lan’s lives. Bao thought Lan was the most selfless girl but he was wrong!! And these events lead Bao get entangled with Lan to save him from his curse!


    1. The plot of this book was good, but it could have been even better if the story wasn’t dragged (that’s what I think). The story was slow paced like 1/3 of the book was only about their travelogue when the curse was supposed to be end with in two weeks.
    2. The main protagonist was confusing for me, like she don’t know what she is supposed to do next. But no doubt the blurb is intriguing and I like the way the author portrayed the female characters strong and dominating at some point.


  1. The start of the book was gripping. But as the story progressed it become predictable, I actually knew way before that what’s coming next and that where the book lost it’s charm for me.
  2. I actually have mixed feelings for this book or I would prefer I have a love and hate relation with this one, at some point it becomes interesting but the other moment I’m like “ man, I just knew it, it was going to happen….. Why this book is so predictable”

About the Author:

Julie C. Dao is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is her debut novel. Julie lives in New England.Goodreads | Website | Twitter

Tour Schedule:


Erika from The Nocturnal Fey

Rafael from The Royal Polar Bear Reads-

Jenny from Levicorpvs Blog

Bryan from Bryan Hoards Books


Michelle from Magical Reads

Jessica from Endless Chapters

Lana from Bibliomedico

Sumedha from The Wordy Habitat


Fatina from Amazing Distance

Myrth from Tales Past Midnight

Ruthsic from YA on My Mind

Prin from Princess and Pages


Fatina from Amazing Distance

Myrth from Tales Past Midnight

Ruthsic from YA on My Mind

Prin from Princess and Pages


Silvana from siilbookishpastrychef
Lili from Utopia State of Mind
Dexter from Dexter Totalus
Maham from Shortcake Bibliophage


Leslie from Bibliophilekid

Jen from Jen D Bibliophile

Tiffany from Second Hand Pages

Shanice from Noellareads

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Sam Saves The Night by Shari Simpson


Rockstar Book Tours



Author: Shari Simpson
Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 304
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD



What would you do if you could stay out all night and not get in trouble?

Thirteen-year-old Sam has no friends, but you can’t really blame her. She lives her life in a state of chronic exhaustion thanks to her nightly sleepwalking jaunts, which include trips to the store, treehouse-building projects, and breaking-and-entering escapades-none of which she remembers in the morning. Her condition is taking its toll on her family (and her life), so when her mom takes her to see a wacky strip-mall sleep specialist, Sam is wary, but 100 percent in.

The night after the doc works his mojo, Sam wakes up outside her body, watching herself sleep. FREAKY! But once she gets over the panic attack, she realizes there’s a whole world of detached-souls out there, called SleepWakers-cliques of kids like the Achieves, who use their sleep time to learn new things; the Numbs, who eat junk food and play video games all night long, and the OCDeeds who search for missing things and organize other people’s stuff. And then there are the Mean Dreams, led by Madalynn Sucret, the nicest girl in Sam’s school, who shows Sam that she can use her power to get back at a bully who’s been tormenting her. Sam is intrigued-until it becomes clear that Madalynn is the real bully and the “tormentor” is just, well… sad. Now Sam is faced with uniting the various tribes of SleepWakers to fight back against Madalynn and the Mean Dreams in the most epic battle the night has ever seen.



THE ALARM CLOCK MODE was set to “Gentle Bird

Chirps,” but the sound still nearly sliced her skull in two.
How the heck could it be morning already? Sam groaned,
tried to move, but felt like someone had filled her body with
kitty litter. Her back ached from the jump/fall on the tree
house deck and her inner thighs were in knots, making her
wonder just how long she had been poised in Russian splits
over the power saw last night. Weezy’s snores only served
to mock her pain further. It was one of the great ironies of
Sam’s life, having a pet that slept like a rock approximately
twenty-three hours out of every twenty-four hour day.
There was no way she could summon the energy to pick out clothes for school. Knowing full well that it was social
suicide, she grabbed the jeans and T-shirt that lay discarded
on the floor from . . . two days ago? Yesterday? Didn’t matter.
Jaida would remember.
Sam’s evil-super-archnemesis-enemy, Jaida Coakley, and
her band of middle school minions, had been tormenting
Sam since her first day at Wallace Junior High—and for
much more minor sins than wearing the same clothes two
days in a row. But today’s fashesty (fashion travesty) would
still give Jaida all the ammunition a bully could dream of.
You’re welcome in advance, O Evil One, Sam thought wea-
rily as she pulled the T-shirt over her throbbing head. The
great irony was that Jaida was not all that fashile (fashion
facile) herself; her outfits fairly screamed color-blind!, her
pants were frequently too short, and she wore an ancient
sequined fanny pack with everything. But in some sort of
“Emperor’s New Clothes”-ish conspiracy, Jaida’s entourage
never seemed to notice, instead reserving all their mockery
for Sam’s missteps.
At the breakfast table, Margie was wearing a baseball cap
sideways over her bald patch, looking like a sad suburban
hip-hop wannabe. But her smile was bright and, for once,
unforced. “Guess what, hon? I called Dr. Fletcher’s office to
leave a message and would you believe, he answered?! At
seven o’clock in the morning!”

A disembodied voice came from the hallway. “Big deal.
He’s a sleep doctor, isn’t he?” Jax slouched in, rubbing his
eyes. “He better be at the office all night, or he’ll lose his
license. Oh, wait. He already did.”
Margie ignored this. “And he’s going to see you today
after school, and do your in-lab sleep study tonight! Isn’t
that incredible?”
“Tonight?” Sam said uneasily. “Why so fast?”
“Probably because you’re his only patient.” Jax reached
into the fruit bowl on the counter and came up with a
banana so gruesomely overripe, it was fit for neither man
nor beast nor bread. He tossed it back. “The rest are wan-
dering the highways at night, moaning, electrodes dangling
from their flesh.”
Margie tried to flash him a stern look, which was
deflected by the bill of her sideways cap. “No. Because it’s
good timing, being a Friday and all. And of course, because
I told him how serious our situation is. He seems very nice,
Samantha, and very interested in your case.”
Yeah, the Case of the Head Case, was what Sam thought.
What she said, however, was, “Okay. Fine. Whatever. You’re
on lunch shift today? So you’ll pick me up after school?”
And when Margie’s face fell at Sam’s lack of enthusiasm,
she added, “Sorry, Mom. I’m sure he’ll be great!”—because
every head case knew two things: how to apologize, and how to fake a gung-ho response for the benefit of the non–
head cases who suffered alongside them.



Shari Simpson is a playwright and screenwriter who cowrote the off-Broadway hit Maybe Baby, It’s You and the Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap, both with her longtime writing partner, Charlie Shahnaian. She also won the 2012 BlogHer Voice of the Year for Humor Writing. Shari lives in Hoboken, NJ, with a patient husband, two hilarious teenagers, a demonic cat, and her pug, Mila Kunis. This is her first novel. Twitter | Goodreads



3 winners will receive a finished copy of Sam Saves The Night, US Only. Click here to enter



Week One:

10/1/2019- Cindy’s Love of Books Excerpt

10/2/2019- Portrait of a Book Review

10/3/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous Review

10/4/2019- BookHounds YA Excerpt


Week Two:

10/7/2019- Struck by Stories Review

10/8/2019- Twirling Book Princess Excerpt

10/9/2019- Shortcake_bibliophage Excerpt

10/10/2019- Love, Stars and Books Review

10/11/2019- Dazzled by Books Review


Week Three:

10/14/2019- YA Book Nerd Review

10/15/2019- Life Within The Pages Review

10/16/2019- Review

10/17/2019- Fyrekatz Blog Review

10/18/2019- The Try Everything Excerpt


Week Four:

10/21/2019- Novel Novice Excerpt

10/22/2019- Nerdophiles Review

10/23/2019- Southern Girl Bookaholic Review

10/24/2019- Two points of interest Review

10/25/2019- Little Red Reads Review


Week Five:

10/28/2019- PopTheButterfly Reads Review

10/29/2019- Savings in Seconds Review

10/30/2019- Wonder Struck Review

10/31/2019- Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Review

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins


Rockstar Book Tours



Author: Ryan T. Higgins
Pub. Date: September 3, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 48
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD



Bruce’s home is already a full house.But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he’ll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not.Readers will love this next installment of the uproarious, award-winning Mother Bruce series.



I’m still waiting for the excerpt by the publishers 🙈



Ryan T. Higgins is a New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his two dogs, two cats, one gecko, one tortoise, one son, one daughter, and one wife. As a child, he lived on a diet of cartoons, cheese sandwiches, and climbing trees. At the age of four he decided to become a cartoonist and he’s been making his own cartoons ever since.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads



3 winners will receive a finished copy of BRUCE’S BIG STORM, US Only. Click here to enter



Week One:
10/1/2019- Shortcake_bibliophageExcerpt
10/2/2019- Cindy’s Love of BooksExcerpt
10/3/2019- fictitious.foxReview
10/4/2019- BookHounds YAReview


Week Two:
10/7/2019- PopTheButterfly ReadsReview
10/8/2019- Do You Dog-ear?Review
10/9/2019- Savings in SecondsReview
10/10/2019- The Try EverythingExcerpt
10/11/2019- Starlight ReadsReview


Week Three:
10/14/2019- Treestand Book ReviewsReview
10/15/2019- Beagles and BooksReview
10/16/2019- Little Red ReadsReview
10/17/2019- Wonder StruckReview
10/18/2019- Life Within The PagesReview


Week Four:
10/21/2019- Fyrekatz BlogReview
10/22/2019- Southern Girl BookaholicReview
10/23/2019- Two points of interestReview
10/24/2019- Novel NoviceReview
10/25/2019- Here’s to Happy EndingsReview


Week Five:
10/28/2019- YA Book NerdReview
10/29/2019- Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview
10/30/2019- NerdophilesReview
10/31/2019- Wishful Endings– Review

Book Review#20: The Magic Touch by Kelly Florentia


Hey guys so today’s my turn for the blog tour of this amazing and cracking debut book by Kelly Florentia, so here we go!!


So this books is all about the love life of Emma King. She’s a 39 y/o gingerhead woman, she’s a woman with colourful mind and is addicted to social media and is an illustrator by profession, who fall in love with her savior Harry Georgiades a greek man, who’s a nurse.

Emma don’t usually get along with men since her childhood, cause her father was a strict person and she never had a good father-daughter relationship. But, Emma and Harry have the perfect love life…

Life isn’t the same is it? Nah!! So the oh-so-perfect-life of Harry and Emma was more perfect since the day Emma turndowns Harry’s marriage proposal a her in-laws house, cause she think Harry was drunk back then.

The cracks were starting to show up!!

One day Emma mistakenly checked Harry’s phone, and her world turns upside down cause it was a from another woman😵!! She asked Harry regarding the text and he dismissed it!

So she sat on a quest to get her Harry back with the help of neighbor Alistair and her to-be sister-in-law and we jolly good friend Caroline… But Alistair died!!!

Even dead Alistair helped Emma and Caroline to unfold the truth of Harry’s affair and get Harry back in Emma’s life.

Confused?? So to get out of this confusion you have to read this book!!


A Magic Touch is a cracking debut novel by Kelly Florentia.

I enjoyed the story of Emma King, Her boyfriend Harry. The author did a god job by making this book even more interesting as the story progressed, every new page brings a new turn in Emma’s life.

I loved Alistair and Caroline’s character’s more, although Emma was a strong protagonist and Harry was good in his own but I think they could he even better then this, but Alastair and Caroline were amazing. And Mas (Caroline’s husband) was the one who was the least likely character for me.

The plot was good and I love the fact how the author connects the book title with Emma’s life, and how important the magic touch was for Emma. And I loved the fact that how beautifully she conveyed a message through her book that Social media can turn your life into a complete disaster!!

I’m giving it 4 stars because I know Kelly can do even more better then this, she could’ve make Harry and Emma more stronger, and Harry could’ve sorted his issues on his own.




Featuring bookmark by Bookish_signs


What will you do when you check your partner’s phone and think he/she having an affair?


What’s your weekend’s plan?


Amazon – The Magic Touch by Kelly Florentia


Thank you so much Accent Press Publication for this book and Kelly Florentia for this amazing Arc.