Spotlight and Giveaway – Shadow Fire by Kimber Leigh Wheaton


Title: Shadow Fire
Author: Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Series: The Light Chronicles Book #1
Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance
Publication: February 24, 2014 by Astraea Press

Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.

All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?

Each installment of The Light Chronicles is a standalone story.
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Review and Giveaway–Gilded by Christina Farley

Review:

I loved this book!  Gilded is a fun fantasy based on Korean mythology, and it has a ton of action, death-defying fight scenes, and even a little romance.  Protagonist Jae Hwa Lee is not a shrinking violet; she is out there giving back as well as she gets.  I think I enjoyed the book so much because Jae Hwa doesn’t wait for a guy to save her (though one does help her throughout her adventures), and because it takes place in South Korea.  There aren’t enough books with Asian settings, so I am eager to try each one that I discover. The fact that I had such a great time reading this is like winning the lottery.

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Review: Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

Moth and Spark caught my eye because it has dragons.  Ever since my introduction to Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern when I was a young, impressionable girl, I have been hooked on dragons.  Who wouldn’t want to take flight with a majestic beast and save the world from whatever dangers beset it?  Aside from having dragons and dragonriders, though, I would consider Moth and Spark more like A Game of Thrones, with less bloodshed, fewer heartrending deaths, and a lot more romance.  The focus of this novel is on politics and the machinations behind the war that is unleashed on Prince Corin’s small kingdom.  Chosen by the dragons to free them from their slavery to the Empire, Corin is challenged at every step to find a way to fulfill his duty to the stolen dragons. 

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