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Blog Tour: A Crown Of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner

A Crown Of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner

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Release Date (Print & Ebook):  September 10, 2019

Length (Print & Ebook): 107,043

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Blurb

Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.

New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.

Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the were-creature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.

The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.

Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.

A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word MM urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

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Excerpt

“Come on. Let’s go to bed.”

Patrick led him back into their bedroom, ignoring Jono’s huff of laughter when Patrick pushed him onto the bed. He shrugged out of his own jacket and stripped out of his sweater, tossing it aside. His dog tags were warm from body heat, even if he couldn’t feel where they rested on his scarred chest.

Jono watched Patrick undress the rest of the way, methodically getting rid of his weapons and clothes. He crawled onto the bed, pushing at Jono’s shoulders until he was lying down, with Patrick straddling his hips. Long fingers curled around his dog tags, tugging at the chain to pull him into a kiss that went from lazy to deep in the span of seconds.

Warm hands gripped Patrick’s hips, thumbs pressing against bone. Patrick bit down gently on Jono’s bottom lip before pulling away, dragging his mouth over the stubble along Jono’s jaw, to his throat.

“They drew first blood, and I don’t like that it was yours,” Patrick murmured against the skin stretched taut over Jono’s pulse.

He could feel it when Jono swallowed, and he tried his hardest to suck a bruise against Jono’s throat.

“Better mine than yours.”

“Fuck that.”

Blog Tour Exclusive Q&A with Hailey Turner

How do you do research for your books?

HT: A lot of reading! Especially for mythology. I have some books that I consult at home, sometimes I go to my local library, and I do a lot of online research.

Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be?

HT: Writing is not my full-time career, and I’m one of those writers who really loves her day job, so I’m in no rush to try to make it a full-time career. Balancing two jobs can be tricky though, and some days I wish I only wrote full time! But I have no plans to do so at this moment.

Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?

HT: I am on social media! I can mostly be found in my Facebook readers group, Hailey’s Hellions, where I post a lot of teasers and give updates on my books.

I have an Instagram account where half the pictures are book-related and the rest are my cats. I love chatting with readers.

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About The Author

Hailey Turner is a big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story.

Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.

Social Media

Newsletter:  You can keep up with Hailey’s future projects by joining her newsletter, where you can instantly download several free short stories:  http://eepurl.com/cAEejL

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/haileyshellions/

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

Facebook Profile:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014824811406

Bookbub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/hailey-turner

Author Page:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHaileyTurner/

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

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16473068.Hailey_Turner

Website:  www.haileyturner.com

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Win one of two back catalog ebooks by Hailey Turner!

Open Internationally. Must be 18 to enter.

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Release Blitz: A Crown Of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner

A Crown Of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner

Soulbound III

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Release Date (Print & Ebook):  September 10, 2019

Length (Print & Ebook): 107,043

Link:  https://haileyturner.com/a-crown-of-iron-silver-03/

https://amzn.to/2HLsKt0

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Blurb

Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.

New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.

Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the were-creature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.

The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.

Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.

A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word MM urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

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Excerpt

“Park there,” Patrick said, pointing at a spot in front of a mansion that happened to be empty due to the fire hydrant at the curb.

“You want me to get bloody towed while I wait for you?” Jono asked in an aggravated voice, but he still parked where Patrick wanted.

“The Mustang has government plates.”

“Yeah, but I don’t have a badge.”

“I shouldn’t be long.” Patrick leaned across the console for a kiss Jono couldn’t deny him. “If anyone asks, tell them you’re waiting to pick me up for lunch.”

“It’d be more like brunch at this hour.”

Patrick rolled his eyes as he pulled on his gloves. “Are you still hungry? You had breakfast.”

“I made breakfast.”

“See if Wade left any snacks in the back seat.”

“Wade leaves wrappers, not food.” Jono turned off the engine and took the keys out of the ignition, not really bothered by the cold and the snow outside. “Go work. I’ll be here if you need me.”

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About The Author

Hailey Turner is a big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story.

Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.

Social Media

Newsletter:  You can keep up with Hailey’s future projects by joining her newsletter, where you can instantly download several free short stories:  http://eepurl.com/cAEejL

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/haileyshellions/

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

Facebook Profile:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014824811406

Bookbub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/hailey-turner

Author Page:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHaileyTurner/

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

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16473068.Hailey_Turner

Website:  www.haileyturner.com

Giveaway

Win one of two back catalog ebooks by Hailey Turner!

Open Internationally. Must be 18 to enter.

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The Fae are under the spotlight in the latest Soulbound adventure

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Best one yet, full review tomorrow when I’m capable of making sense!

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Hailey Turner, I swear you get inside my head and pull out all the best things I love about mythology and magic and then work them into a book plot.

A Crown of Iron & Silver had everything which fascinates me about the Fae and how they’re intertwined with both Scottish and Irish mythology at a deep level.

Cú Chulainn, Balor the King of the Fomorians (who never get talked about but who I have an intimate relationship with through playing the most excellent MMO Dark Age of Camelot!), the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, the Sluagh and the Wild Hunt.

All of these are legends I am familiar with and which I love. I rejoiced at you pulling out Beira, Queen of Winter from Scottish Mythology to embody your Cailleach Bheur as you sent our heroes off to the Cliffs of Moher to visit the Hag’s Head.

Everything about this narrative was a joy to read. From the growing sense of love between Patrick and Jono, the God Pack developments (no spoilers here), the jaunt through the Veil to Tír na nÓg and the Otherworld via a drop into Welsh Mythology.

I wasn’t sure where the plot would take me but I was so happy to be along for the ride. I hurt for Patrick as he dealt with more secrets, cheered for Jono as he started to consolidate his pack, laughed at Wade’s teenage antics and sighed with happiness at the ending.

Where this series will go next, I haven’t the foggiest idea, but I’m packed for the journey and eager to find out more.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Jessie and Sean’s romance wraps with a trip to Faerie and it’s awesome

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Salmon and the Hazel
by Sam Burns

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t believe there’s only one book left now after this one wrapped up the romance between Jessie and Sean alongside a trip into Faerie.

Lots goes on in this one, there’s a bit more humour and a little less madness as Jessie and Sean go hunting for the tree of wisdom.

There’s clever use of mythology, including some of the lesser known (outside of Celtic mythology fans that is) Irish tales which mesh into the whole Summer/Winter Court of the Fae.

And, without spoiling anything, the best appearance and interaction with a unicorn I’ve ever read 🤣

So with the countdown to the epic conclusion at hand, I can’t wait to see how Fletcher and Conner will achieve their HEA at the same time as protecting Rowan Harbor from the big bad!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Cover Reveal: King of Ruin by May Sage

King of Ruin | May Sage

Publication date: June 6th 2019

Cover: Designed by Yocla Designs (photographed by Wander Aguiar

Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

They say the fae used to take the most beautiful maidens and make them their brides.

They lied.

What they do with them is much worse.

After the seven lords of Sidhe are massacred in one day, the thrones of the fae realm pass down to their heirs.

The Iron Circle remains leaderless, as its true lord lives in another world.

The nobles of the realm will find the heir, and they will destroy him.

Or her.

West, in the Silver Circle, a new lord has taken the throne.

A warrior who never hesitates to crush ants for the good of the world. A man whose rule will change the fate of their realm.

Melpomene has never known where she came from, and after centuries, she’s stopped caring.

Until the fae take her, dragging her to a land where bloodlines and power is everything.

To survive, she needs to embrace the monster buried inside.

Lords of Sidhe is a fantasy romance trilogy.

Note that while it is unsuitable for sensitive or clean readers, there is no trigger warning.

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Author Bio:

May is a USA Today Bestselling Author living in Windsor, Berkshire, with a German shepherd, a moggy and two savannahs.

She writes every sub-genre of romance, from fantasy to contemporary. You’re signing up for strong, sassy, kick-ass women and swoon-worthy male protagonists. Enjoy the ride!

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Book Blitz: Fae’s Captive by Lily Archer

Fae’s Captive | Lily Archer

Fae’s Captive #1

Publication date: February 21st 2019

Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

My college roommate is the worst.

Cecile steals my food, brings guys over at all hours, and parties instead of studying.

But those quirks pale in comparison to what she does next. She drugs me, and I wake up imprisoned in an alternate universe full of terrifying creatures. Now, the biggest and scariest creature of all—a fae king—believes I’m his mate.

He’s freed me from the dungeon but keeps me close.

So close, in fact, that I’m beginning to like his wintery gaze and ice-chiseled body. But secrets and villains lurk throughout this new world, and I don’t know if I’ll survive long enough to figure out how to get back home.

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Lily Archer believes in fairies, mermaids, and fierce fae warriors. Armed with nothing more than her imagination and a well-worn MacBook, she intends to slay the darkest beasts of the fantasy worlds and create true love where none seemed possible.

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Everything about this Fae-based fantasy romance worked for me

Prince of Air and Darkness (The Darkest Court, #1)Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantasy has always been my first love and it’s fantastic to be able to add new authors to my list who can turn out fully compelling worlds with characters I desperately root for and fall in love with that have an MM romance at the heart, and with this one M.A. Grant has managed to all that.

It’s a young adult romance, although Roark is ageless as an Unseelie Prince, Phineas aka Finn is only just 21 and, while he might be the most powerful human on the planet, he’s not exactly in control of either his lay line or his feelings.

Everything about this book worked for me. It draws on some of my most favourite (and often overlooked) mythologies and folklore – that of the (mainly) Scottish/Irish Seelie and Unseelie Courts – otherwise known as The Fae Folk.

Now these guys can be utterly vicious and the book’s opening throws the reader straight into the potential for danger which the Winter Court, where Roarke is Prince of Air and Darkness, poses for all who threaten it.

I loved the sense of tension and danger throughout this, the UST and push/pull between Roark’s desires to protect the human he loves and the obedience he owes to his mother Queen Mab.

Both Roark and Finn are fully fleshed out characters, they have multiple layers and are complex and complicated. I loved the secondary group of characters which surround the main players and I was happy to see Book Two is about one of those, Sebastian, and I’m looking forward to finding out more about him.

The book’s complex themes are easy to follow even for those who don’t have knowledge of the folklore they draw from and it never becomes overwhelming in keeping up with the plot. I think the pacing perhaps slowed a little in the middle but it was a necessary lul to bring back up the tensions of the final 20% of the book when things really started to kick in.

A superb all-round narrative made this book difficult to put down!

#ARC kindly received from the publishers Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review

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