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Absorbing and utterly brilliant look at the Greek Pantheon

Prince of Death (Lords of the Underworld, #1)Prince of Death by Sam Burns & W. M. Fawkes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sam Burns just cemented her place as one of my favourite fantasy/paranormal authors with this brilliant collaboration with W. M. Fawkes.

Although the Greek Pantheon is a familiar sight in urban fantasy or paranormal stories, their interpretation looks at the Underworld and focuses on the family of Hades and Persephone, adding their own twist with the character of Lysandros, youngest child and only son.

Our other protagonist is professor of magic Theodore Ward, someone who considers himself to be useless as his magic is one of absorption and channelling.

I loved Theo, he’s one of those unassuming characters that sneaks up on you and quietly gets on with letting you come to your own conclusion that he’s actually very special.

Lysandros was a wonderful addition to the Pantheon, capable of giving and taking life but haunted by a mistake he made back in the days of the Roman Empire.

There’s all the sort of dodgy dealings and double-crossing that the Greek Gods and Goddesses are known for and, interestingly, Hermes appears again as a bit of a dick in this one. A role he’s also playing in the utterly sublime Soulbound series from Hailey Turner!

The big villain reveal, while it was actually totally obvious once the climax occurred, still managed to surprise me, and I loved how these two authors took a common theme and twisted it.

I am a fantasy and Sci-Fi girl at heart so I’ve been overjoyed this week with two very strong additions to my collection within the MM genre.

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

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Review and Blog Tour: A Ferry of Bones & Gold by Hailey Turner

A Ferry of Bones & Gold | Hailey Turner

Soulbound I


Release Date September 10th 2018

Out Now: https://amzn.to/2x1Rt67 

Length (Print & Ebook): 114,700 words

Subgenre:  MM, Urban Fantasy, romance 

Brimming with werewolves, vampires, magicians, gods and M/M sensibilities, Ferry of Bones and Gold will absolutely delight fans of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and Charlie Cochet’s THIRDS books.

— Ginn Hale, author of Wicked Gentlemen




When the gods come calling, you don’t get to say no.

Patrick Collins is three years into a career as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency when the gods come calling to collect a soul debt he owes them. An immortal has gone missing in New York City and bodies are showing up in the wake of demon-led ritual killings that Patrick recognizes all too easily from his nightmares.

Unable to walk away, Patrick finds himself once again facing off against mercenary magic users belonging to the Dominion Sect. Standing his ground alone has never been a winning option in Patrick’s experience, but it’s been years since he’s had a partner he could trust.

Looking for allies in all the wrong places, Patrick discovers the Dominion Sect’s next target is the same werewolf the Fates themselves have thrown into his path. Patrick has been inexplicably attracted to the man from their first meeting, but desire has no place in war.

That doesn’t stop Patrick from wanting what he shouldn’t have. Jonothon de Vere is gorgeous, dangerous, and nothing but trouble—to the case, to the fight against every hell, and ultimately, to Patrick’s heart and soul.

In the end, all debts must be paid, and Patrick can only do what he does best—cheat death.

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Patrick let go of the whiskey bottle and reached for his handgun instead, clicking the safety off. The weak threshold wrapped around the apartment hadn’t been tripped, but someone else was in here with him now. The second he acknowledged that fact, Patrick heard the television in the living room turn on.

“Fuck,” he said under his breath.

Patrick got unwanted visitors that were not the demonic variety from time to time. Nothing ever stopped them from showing up, but it never hurt to be prepared. Magazine locked in place and a spelled bullet in the chamber worked for him.

Patrick walked out of the bedroom, weapon in hand, and the moment he saw who was sprawled on the couch, he seriously thought about pulling the trigger, lack of suppressor be damned.

“What the hell are you doing here?” Patrick demanded.

“Watching baseball, what does it look like? We don’t get cable past the veil,” Hermes said, not taking his eyes off the flat screen television mounted on the wall. “Do you know you’ve got something like eight hundred channels? At least one hundred of those have to be porn.”

Patrick scrubbed a hand over his face, thinking longingly of his whiskey and the fact he had hours to kill before needing to be at Tempest. “I’m way too fucking sober to deal with you.”

“Still traveling with alcohol? You really shouldn’t—”

“Touch my whiskey, get shot.”

Hermes flipped him off. “Wouldn’t kill me. Sit down, Pattycakes. We’ve things to discuss.”

Patrick glanced down at his weapon and sighed. Hermes was right. Not even spelled bullets could kill an immortal. “I hate that name”

Hermes just smiled. It didn’t reach his gold-brown eyes.

“You’re still fucking creepy,” Patrick told him.

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About Hailey Turner:

Hailey Turner is 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.

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Book Blitz: A Court of Blood and Void by Meg Xuemei X

A Court of Blood and Void | Meg Xuemei X

War of the Gods #1

Publication date: September 6th 2018

Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Reverse Harem, Fantasy Romance

They call me beautiful. They call me a monster. Soon, they’ll call me death.

As a direct descendant of the God of Death, Cassandra Saélihn is considered the most dangerous monster of all time. Her own mother locks her in a cage to protect the world from her lethal potential.

Cass thought this imprisoned life would be her fate, but then four sexy, formidable warriors – a vampire lord, twin fae princes, and a demi-god – find her.

They claim she’s not a monster, but a powerful weapon, one who can kill the Olympian gods, who have returned to Earth with a vengeance. But Cass has a mind of her own and can’t be told what to do, no matter how drawn she is to her four warrior saviors.

To their dismay, the four warriors can’t tame the wild, cunning, and volatile Cass. But they have a bigger problem–their growing attraction toward her.

To turn the woman they desire into the ultimate weapon and ensure Earth’s survival, they’ll have to conquer her body and heart, which seems even more impossible than winning the war against the atrocious gods.

But nothing turns these alpha males on more than an impossible dare. And nothing turns Cass on more than being stalked.

Warning: This is a full-length reverse harem fantasy/paranormal romance that features one hell of strong woman and her four powerful supernatural mates.

It contains brutal battles, explicit love scenes, raw language, magic, swordfights, Greek gods, dark fae, vampires, shifters, and a lot of assholes.

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Meg Xuemei X is a USA Today bestselling author of steamy paranormal and sci-fi romance.

She finds it dreamingly delightful to be around drop-dead gorgeous alpha males who are forever tormented by her feisty heroines, formidable alien angels, wild shifters, haughty fey, dark vampires, and cunning witches.

She’s visited the universe of The Empress of Mysth, The First Witch, Shifter’s One True Mate, and Dark Chemistry. Next she’ll boldly go to the badland of The Wickedest Witch. At this moment, in her southern California abode, she’s packing as many forbidden weapons as she can carry. Her favorite one is a magical whip.

She is always happy to hear from readers and welcome new friends on Facebook.

Email: megxuemei AT gmail.com

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