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Gloriously & vividly crafted magical fantasy from Jackie

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantasy is my favourite cake.

Well written and detailed world building adds a cherry on top and an imaginative and complex narrative gives me lashings of quality double cream to bind it all together.

I’m using food metaphors here because Jackie herself is always sharing her love of cooking and the flavours of the world with her friends and readers and this book felt like an extension of that creative vision.

The book itself is glorious, the pace pitched just right between the slow exploratory early tastings as we’re introduced to characters and plots in motion and the heady details as the narrative drives towards its final conclusion.

There is an amazingly complex world in play here which we’re allowed to discover as we read, no telling what we should be seeing but plenty of feeling the love between Minel and Falcon.

The secondary characters also come to life in vivid detail, the mystery and magic elements of this world are slowly revealed as the story continues.

I loved everything about this book and I can’t wait now to find out more about Javier and Rein.

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

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Cover Reveal: Healing Glass by Jackie Keswick

Healing Glass | Jackie Keswick

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Cover Artist: Pavelle Art

Release Date: May 13, 2019

Heat Rating: 3 flames

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Blurb

They thought to bury us. They never saw that we were seeds. Seeds of glass and steel, stronger and more resilient than either.

A dying city.

An ancient, forgotten accord.

And two gifted men caught in a web of greed and dark magic.

Despite belonging to different guilds, glass master Minel and warrior captain Falcon are friends. Their duties keep them apart, but when Minel falls ill and chooses death rather than the only known cure, nothing can keep Falcon from his side.

As their friendship grows into more, old wrongs and one man’s machinations threaten the floating city and leave both Minel and Falcon fighting for their lives.

Can they learn to combine their gifts to save the city and its magic, or will everything they know and love perish before their eyes?

Healing Glass is an LGBT fantasy adventure with its head in the clouds. If you like medieval backdrops, impressive world-building, three-dimensional characters and a touch of magic, then you’ll love Jackie Keswick’s socially-conscious adventure.

Buy Healing Glass to visit the floating city today!

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About the Author

Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home.

She’s worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.

Jackie loves unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don’t follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She blogs about English history and food, has a thing for green eyes, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.

And she still hasn’t found the place where the bus stops.

For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops or recipes for traditional English food, you can find Jackie Keswick in all the usual places.

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Book Blitz: Soul Born by Kevin James Breaux

Soul Born | Kevin James Breaux

Soul Born Saga #1

Publication date: November 15th 2018

Genres: Adult, Fantasy

All Opal wanted was to be respected as a wielder of magic, but her teachers passed her over time and time again.

When a mysterious warlord embarks on a conquest to destroy the lands of Illyia, Opal seizes the opportunity to step out from the shadows of her instructors and take her rightful place among them.

Tala, an alluring young elf, was banished from her tribe, hunted and nearly killed by the beasts of the deep forests, but more than anything else she is a survivor. Joining forces with an ancient elemental power, Tala finds herself in the center of an unrelenting human war.

Flesh like leather and bone as strong as steel, Karn, a veteran from the first kingdom to fall, is fueled by vengeance.

While pushing headlong into battle Karn begins recalling memories of another life: ghosts that haunt his dreams. Through death of soul, their new world is born.

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Author Bio:

Kevin James Breaux has written nine books and devoted the past twelve years of his life to crafting short stories and novels. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, Paranormal Romance Guild, and other groups.

Breaux is always enthusiastic about the challenge writing presents. He lives by the motto “Write Makes Might!”© and sees each new page as an opportunity to improve and advance.

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