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Release Blitz: The Darkest Knight by Victoria Sue

The Darkest Knight | Victoria Sue

Guardians of Camelot #3

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Release Date: November 3rd, 2020

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Blurb

Destined to be together.

Kay of Isca knows Charles St. John is his fated soul mate, but between battle, duty, and saving the world, staying in the same reality, never mind the same bed, is proving a bit more of a challenge than either stubborn man will admit.

The malicious armies of Morgan le Fay are gathering, and the chance that one of their friends has already been lost to evil is a real possibility too terrifying to contemplate.

Nothing is ever as it seems, but unless Kay can unravel the vile plans centuries in the making, they won’t just die before they get a chance to love.

They’ll die before they get a chance to live.

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To Celebrate the Release of The Darkest Knight, which is her 40th published book, Victoria Sue is holding a two-day Party in her Facebook Group on November 5th and 6th. There will  be competitions and giveaways galore so don’t miss out!

Here are the authors who will be appearing (organised by time) starting from 8am EST (1pm GMT)

Day 1

Victoria Sue, Con Riley, Megs Pritchard, Tara Lain, Helena Stone, Garrett Leigh, Barbara Elsborg, JS Bright/Julia Bright, Sara York, K.C. Wells, Keira Andrews, Rheland Richmond, H.L Day, RJ Scott, Colette Davison, Rhys Everly-Lawless, A. M. Rose, Kasia Bacon, Devon Vesper, Kim Katil, Pandora Pine, A.D. Ellis, R. Phoenix, Eliot Grayson, K.A. Merikan, CP Harris, Beth Bolden, N.R. Walker, Reese Knightley, Brigham Vaughn, Marie Sexton, Ana Ashley, Amy Aislin, AJ Sherwood, Michele Notaro, Alexa Land, Elle Keaton, Andy Gallo, BL Maxwell, Brina Brady, Onley James, Shannon West, Kaje Harper, Avril Ashton, Leigh Kenzie, Giovanna Reaves, Gwen Martin, AT Brennan, Brittany Cournoyer, Nicky James, Blake Allwood, MJ Calabrese, Katey Hawthorne, Jackie North, Ashton Cade, Silvia Violet, Mary Calmes, Louisa Mae.

Day 2

Cara Dee, Jay Hogan, Gail Martin/Morgan Brice, Jocelynn Drake, Macy Blake, Charlie Cochet, Maz Maddox, Jessie G, Sam Burns, Angelique Jurd, JJ Harper, Charlie Novak, Kindle Alexander, Wendy Rathbone, Sue Brown, Drea Roman, Joel Abernathy, Kris Jacen, Jaclyn Quinn, C.W. Gray, Isha Fáng/Neya Wara, Annabella Stone, Nora Phoenix, Ann Grech, Mia Monroe, Jacki James, Morticia Knight, Lane Hayes, VL Locey, Stella Rainbow, Michelle Frost, Faith Ryan, Miski Harris, Layla Reyne, Davidson King, Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga, Lynn Van Dorn, Lynn Michaels, Sammi Cee, Baylin Crow, Kelly Fox, Luna David, AE Via, Jaclyn Osborn, Gianni Holmes, Susi Hawke, Wren Kenzie (Ashe Winters Meadows), Kelsey Hodge, Michael Bailey, Annabeth Albert, Taylor Rylan, Neve Wilder, Jay Northcote, Kai Butler, Nicholas Bella, Melissa E Costa.

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About The Author

Victoria Sue

Because Love is more than three little words…

Victoria Sue fell in love with love stories as a child when she would hide away with her mom’s library books and dream of the dashing hero coming to rescue her from math homework. She never mastered math but never stopped loving her heroes and decided to give them the happy ever afters they fight so hard for.

She loves reading and writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best—and creating a family for them to adore. Thrilled to hear from her readers, she can be found most days lurking on Facebook where she doesn’t need factor 1000 sun-cream to hide her freckles.

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This Arthurian mythology with a twist is very clever

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As an Arthurian mythology nerd, this series from Victoria Sue has been an absolute delight as she’s taken the common legends and given them new twists.

In this latest entry of her Guardians of Camelot series, she gives us Kay’s story. No longer the foster brother of Arthur, instead he’s an unwanted son discarded by a cruel man.

His Tresor (fated mate and the other half of his soul) is Charles, the Knights Hospitaller we met in book two.

But all is not well as Charles has a calling he’s not willing to give up and Kay’s heart is broken just as the threat from Morgan intensifies.

I have much love for Charles as he is a character that I have a vested interest in (see the dedication in book two 😉) so I couldn’t wait to see how this played out.

I was not disappointed. In fact, I was surprised by the very clever twist in the narrative that I only worked out seconds before it happened.

This is a spoiler free review, so I’ll just say this book will take you on a heart-thumping journey into the past, into secrets and lies and right to the centre of evil.

It will have you almost crying with laughter while your heart is being torn in two.

Ultimately, it will give you all the thrills you’d ever want from an urban fantasy paranormal mix and it sets up the final battlefield to be fought over in book four beautifully.

There is one particular scene which I think most readers will miss, but I saw it and I just say “bravo Victoria Sue” because the mythos surrounding this thing is ripe for the reinvention that is the hallmark of the series.

I’m so excited for book four!

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

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Release Blitz: Stoker & Bash: The Death Under the Dark Arches by Selina Kray

Death Under The Dark Arches | Selina Kray

Stoker & Bash #3

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Release Date: October 26th, 2020

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Blurb

Sing a song of sixpence

A stage full of fright

One two-faced blackbird

Won’t last the night

When a phantom presence lures Hieronymus Bash into a deadly game, threatening to kill one of the players at his beloved Gaiety Theater each day until famed actor Horace Beastly returns to the stage, London’s premier consulting detective is on the case. The trouble? Horace Beastly is Hiero’s alter ego and the true object of this murderous obsession. When the current star of the show is struck down, Hiero has no choice but to risk everything by stealing back the spotlight.

After a golden summer together, DI Tim Stoker would do everything in his power to protect the man he loves from this fanatic and the predatory press. But a specter from his own past proves an unexpected, and perhaps fatal, distraction.

Scheming prima donnas, grudge-fuelled critics, and an axe-wielding theater ghost are all out for blood. Will Hiero and Tim unmask this menace before the final curtain call, or are they past the point of no return?

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The man who entered might not have been a king, but no noble in Hiero’s acquaintance possessed half his presence or suavity. Hiero immediately recognized a creature of like habits: his manners meticulous, his grooming soigné, his dress haute couture, his bearing leonine. His silver mane had been sculpted into a pompadour that would have turned Napoleon green. The force of his magnetism bulked up his withy frame and gained him a foot in height. Hiero nearly swooned over the blade-sharp edges of his sideburns and the curlicued tips of his moustache. Before him stood a one-man shrine to the Byronic ideal.

Hiero despised him on principle. He vowed that this man, this titan of fashion and class, would be kept far, far away from his Kip.

“Please forgive my sudden arrival,” the Vicomte said. “Events have conspired such that I had no choice but to seek out your counsel and, I hope, your services.”

“It is my honor to receive you, monsieur.” Hiero gestured toward a pair of wingback chairs before the hearth. “Please.”

The Vicomte inhaled a deep breath. “Are you an amateur de théâtre, Monsieur Bash?”

“I enjoy the occasional sortie, yes. The same as any man of culture.”

“For me it has always been a grand passion. It began when I, like most young men, played escort to my mother. From there a fire took hold, and I have burned ever since. This led me to purchase the original Théâtre de la Gaîté—”

“Ah! On the Boulevard du Crime.” Hiero smiled. “What a pity they demolished it.”

“A tragedy of the highest order. And one from which we are still recovering.”

“I believe you were among the few to move house?”

“Oui, to rue Papin. But we struggled to recapture the magic. And so, two years ago, the cochons I invested with voted to turn managerial duties over to Monsieur Offenbach.”

Hiero fought not to let his feathers ruffle on the Vicomte’s behalf. “A similar case to the management shift at our own Gaiety.”

“And with this you have divined the very event that brought me across the Channel. The current owner of The Gaiety, Monsieur Gerry Tumnus, hastily assembled a skeleton troupe. Through an acquaintance I discovered that he had a theater without a company, and since I had a company without a theater, a deal was struck. The grand opening of our first double bill, a Don Juan burlesque and the melodrama Abelard and Heloise, was to occur this very evening.”

“How delightful,” Hiero said. “But I’m not clear on what role you mean for me to play?”

“For a month we have been settling into our new home. The troubles began almost at once. A mislaid prop. A ruined backdrop. One of our crew tripped on a suddenly wet floor and cracked his head. Several rehearsals delayed because furniture was glued to the storage room walls. Nuisances, at first. A period of adjustment to a new stage, I thought. Or perhaps the petty revenge of the few from the original company who had stayed on.”

“Or someone who does not care for foreigners.”

“Précisément.” Croÿ-Roeulx sighed. “Childish, but not unforeseeable. But then the rumors started among my own actors. A shadow, they claimed, pursuing them through the backstage. Strange gifts. The sensation of being watched, even when they were alone in their dressing rooms.” A slithery sense of dread coiled around Hiero’s spine. “I thought it nonsense, but the incidents kept piling up. Everyone in the company was buzzing, distracted, missing cues, dropping lines. And then today…”

Hiero felt his stomach drop. “Today?”

“A murder. Our leading man.”

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About the Author

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Selina Kray is the nom de plume of an author and English editor. Professionally she has covered all the artsy-fartsy bases, having worked in a bookstore, at a cinema, in children’s television, and in television distribution, up to her latest incarnation as a subtitle editor and grammar nerd (though she may have always been a grammar nerd).

A self-proclaimed geek and pop culture junkie who sometimes manages to pry herself away from the review sites and gossip blogs to write fiction of her own, she is a voracious consumer of art with both a capital and lowercase A.
Selina’s aim is to write genre-spanning romances with intricate plots, complex characters, and lots of heart.

Whether she has achieved this goal is for you, gentle readers, to decide. At present she is hard at work on future novels at home in Montreal, Quebec, with her wee corgi serving as both foot warmer and in-house critic.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Stoker & Bash’s third mystery, Selina is giving away a full e-set of Stoker & Bash (3 books) and 2 e-copies of Stoker & Bash: The Death Under the Dark Arches

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