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Malcolm gets a redemption arc and I’m all for it

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Right, well, I didn’t think that I would ever feel sorry for Malcolm but there you go!

Sam and Fawkes managed to completely 180 my opinion of the incubus who’d been a thoroughly unpleasant chap in both of his half-brothers’ books with this tale of danger and daring do.

Kostas, now him I loved from the start. He’s a siren who’s turned his back on the more vicious side of his kind’s nature and is now working behind the bar of a dodgy nightclub when he comes across Malcolm.

Their brief encounter isn’t the best but when Kostas sees Malcolm in trouble a few hours later, his good nature means he can’t just let it go. What occurs then is one of those insta-love/blindsided by the fated mate-y narratives that had me smiling.

I’ve only not given it 5* because, like Declan’s story, it all seemed to end rather abruptly – although very happily!

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

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Tennant, Jared and the gang go to the Olympics

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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This was a lovely catch-up with Ten and Jared as they face each other on different teams at the (fictional version of) the 2022 Olympics, along with some other familiar faces from this writing duo’s interconnected ice hockey series’.

It’s both a lot of fun, and also carries a more serious note, as it looks into not only the homophobia still prevalent in many parts of the world, but also the trauma suffered by both Ten and young goalie Bryan Delaney at the hands of Finnish player Aarni Lankinen (yes him of the almost killing Ten on the ice infamy), when the douchebag is called in as a last minute replacement for his country.

With the usual deft hand these two authors have, we get a rollercoaster of a ride through the highs and lows of professional sport – after all there can only be one Gold Medal winner 😁 and a closeup look at the wonderful love which drives the relationship between Tennant and Jared and their extended family.

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Cover Reveal: The Prince’s Poisoned Vow by Hailey Turner

The Prince’s Poisoned Vow | Hailey Turner

The Infernal War Saga I

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Release Date: May 2nd, 2022

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Blurb

Every country is built on revolution.

THE WARDEN. Soren is a nameless, stateless man, tasked with keeping watch over Maricol’s borders. He isn’t meant for politics, only dealing with the dead. His past was buried in the poison fields, but after a fateful encounter with a prince, Soren comes to realize he can’t keep what magic burns inside him hidden forever.

THE PRINCE. Vanya Sa’Liandel was the spare who survived the Houses’ murderous games to become the Imperial crown prince of Solaria. He has a duty to his country, but he’ll owe his life to the wardens. Payment of any kind is costly, especially when he’s at risk of losing his heart to the man who saved his life.

THE COG. Caris Dhemlan hears the siren song of clarion crystals better than anyone in Ashion. That skill for inventing has enriched her bloodline, but it’s who she can become that will ultimately entangle her with the Clockwork Brigade.

THE PRINCESS. Eimarille Rourke should have been raised to be queen of one country; instead, she is prisoner of another. Guided by a star god, Eimarille bides her time in a gilded cage, spinning a political web to gain a throne and start a war the world isn’t ready for.

From the author who brought you the best-selling Soulbound series comes a queer steampunk-inspired epic fantasy.

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About The Author

Hailey Turner is big city girl who likes to spoil her cats rotten.

She writes science fiction and fantasy with lots of action, epic plots, and romantic relationships that satisfy the heart. Hailey lives in sunny California when she isn’t adding stamps to her passport.

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