SPOTLIGHT REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~ EMBRACING THE DRAGON BY K.L. BONE!

Audiobook Tour: Embracing the Dragon by K.L. Bone

Author: K.L. Bone

Narrator: Kylie Stewart

Length: 6 hours 59 minutes

Series: Flames of Kalleen, Book 1

Publisher: K.L. Bone

Released: Sep. 12, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

 

Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul?

For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds while fully belonging to neither.

As the youngest daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance. But it is a dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.

Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within. Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise.

Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people and mend a broken heart?

 

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K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The bestselling Flames of Kalleen paranormal romance series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.

Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Belfast. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.

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Kylie Stewart has been writing short stories and books all her life. She was influenced by her Scottish heritage to become an independent British history buff and has a small library dedicated to Tudor history and is a lover of Arthurian legends. From contemporary, to fantasy, to the paranormal, she loves to write gritty, real, and raw romance that make you dread to see the pages dwindle.

A member of RWA, she is also a member of the APA and works as an audio book narrator when she isn’t writing. Kylie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and fellow voice actor Eric Rolon, and their three cats Asuka, Ollie, and Haru.

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Wow, just wow! A lot of stories I fall in love with the whole story, but it takes about 3-5 days to get through them. With Embracing the Dragon, I am pretty sure I just zoomed right through. Two days was all it took for this captivating adventure to take me over.

This author, K.L. Bone, really knows how to take you on an otherworldly adventure. Seriously I was there with the dragons and felt every emotion. Even the dull hurt Amelia must have experienced. This story truly encompasses every emotion it possibly could, and you experience the whirlwind with the characters.

The writing overall was perfect. The storyline will grasp your attention from beginning to end and believe me that was some ending. Like I could definitely go for more right now, but I will save that for another day. I may have stopped reading another book to listen to this amazing story. I really must finish the other one. I couldn’t help myself though. It’s like this story was calling to me. I’m so glad it did. Next book in the series is already on my wish list to be purchased soon.

As far as the production is concerned it was flawless. Seriously this was as smooth of a production as one could get. Let me just say Kylie Stewart did an amazing job narrated this story as well. Without her voice and emotion behind it, I don’t know if I would have fallen as in love with the story as I did. Kylie and K.L. make an amazing team.

Overall this is by far one of my favorite books. I feel a bittersweet emotion knowing I will someday reach the end of this series. Yes, I am already feeling this emotion ahead of the game. I can’t wait to dive into the next installment, but to be honest I also want to wait to read it. I just don’t want this adventure to come to an end. Thank you, K.L. Bone for such an amazing book and experience! I loved every minute listening to Kylie deliver such an amazing performance of an even more amazing book!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by K.L. Bone. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

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Spotlight + Audio Excerpt + Review~~ The Fire Prophecy by Megan Linski and Alicia Rades!!!

Audiobook Tour: The Fire Prophecy by Megan Linski & Alicia Rades

Authors: Megan Linski & Alicia Rades

Narrators: Jennifer Jill Araya & Graham Halstead

Length: 15 hours and 3 minutes

Series: Academy of Magical Creatures, Book 1

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Released: Jul. 24, 2019

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Fire and water don’t mix.

Sophia: I’m Sophia Henley, your typical college freshman. I never expected a lion to be stalking me, nor for fire to come shooting out of my hands to protect my sister. Next thing I know, a drop-dead gorgeous guy shows up on my doorstep to sweep me away to a magical school, where I’ll learn to control my element and bond with a powerful creature called a Familiar.

I don’t believe I’m the savior of an ancient tribe, or the missing piece of a prophecy that’s more myth than reality. Worst of all, I’m forced to enter the Elemental Cup, where I’ll either earn my place in this society…or die trying.

Liam: The night I met Sophia, I didn’t think we’d form an undeniable connection. But I’m from the Water tribe, and she’s fire. I’m forced to push her away even as I’m falling for her.

I lost everything, yet Sophia makes me whole again. Our world is fixed on keeping us apart, but we’re in this tournament together. We have to keep each other alive at any cost – or I’ll give my life for hers.

It’s pretty clear. If I continue to play with fire, I’m going to get burned.

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Megan Linski and Alicia Rades are two best friends and the authors of the Academy of Magical Creatures series. Both are USA TODAY Bestselling Authors and award-winning novelists for teens and young adults. Megan Linski is a disabled author who loves laughter, adventure, and fantasy worlds. She is a proud member of Koigni House. Alicia Rades is a mother who enjoys exploring paranormal realms and trying new recipes. She is a champion from Toaqua House. Both girls love nature, animals, sexy romances, and eating cheese.

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Jennifer Jill Araya has been listening to audiobooks since she was a young child, and the fact that she now gets to narrate audiobooks for a living is a dream come true. Jennifer’s training as an opera singer and orchestral cellist lend a musicality and depth of understanding to her narration that help bring her authors’ stories to life. She loves nothing more than giving life and breath to the printed word. When she’s not narrating, Jennifer can be found hiking, biking, running, or generally exploring her home city of Cincinnati with her husband Arturo (aka “Partner in Crime”) and their two children.

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Two-time Audie Award winner and recipient of five AudioFile Earphones Awards, Graham Halstead has narrated 180+ titles for Audible, Recorded Books, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Hachette, Harper Collins and many more.

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Holy Crap! Let me start out by saying this book is good. I mean to the point I immediate went and purchased the second installment. The characters completely have dynamic. I can’t lie and say that both Sophia and Liam were perfect because they certainly had their quarks. Luckily getting annoyed with a character is not new to me.

            When it comes to the writing of the story itself. I think Megan Linski and Alicia Rades did pretty dang good. I wish the characters had only been a little more decisive. I enjoy when we have a character that isn’t so wishy washy, and I feel both of our main characters had a ton of insecurities. There was some suspense mixed in that the authors did well with, however, I wish there was a bit more. It was a bit spread out here and there. Overall though the book was well written, and I never felt like I had to stop reading and just come back to it later, so that is certainly a plus.

            Now the narrators, Jennifer Jill Araya & Graham Halstead, did an amazing job. I feel they not only gave the characters the dynamic needed for this book to capture the reader, but they also brought life to each individual scene. I could definitely tell which character was in the lead in every individual scene. I feel I even learned quite a bit about our supporting characters.

            Overall, I am very pleased with the book. As I previously stated, I bought the second installment right away. I feel the production of the audiobook went off without a hitch so be rest assured I went for the audiobook the second time around as well. I haven’t had much of a chance to dive in completely to that book, but I definitely can not wait too. There is no doubt in my mind that any reader would enjoy this book as much as I did. It was such and fun read. I definitely think this book deserves 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Megan Linski. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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SPOTLIGHT REVIEW + AUDIO EXCERPT ~ KISSING MAGIC BY DAY LEITAO

Audiobook Blog Tour: Kissing Magic by Day Leitao

Author: Day Leitao

Narrator: Winona Owen

Length: 12 hours and 22 minutes

Series: Portals to Whyland, Book 2

Publisher: Sparkly Wave

Released: Jun. 14, 2019

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Kiss him. Don’t fall in love. Break a spell with a kiss. Karina has heard and seen enough weird stuff for this request to sound legit. At 16, Karina has a shot at adventure–and an odd first kiss – when she’s called to Whyland, a kingdom in another dimension, to save a guy she barely knows. Why her? No clue, but she’s happy to help, and kissing Sian isn’t torture, even if he isn’t to be trusted. Karina’s smart enough not to fall in love – or at least to tell herself not to. Once in Whyland, she realizes that risking a broken heart is the smallest of her problems. When truths are unraveled, Karina will need to stand between an ancient darkness and the kingdom. But what hope does she have against mysterious powers when she can’t even control her own heart? If you like fantasy and adventure with a dash of romance, give Kissing Magic a try. This novel is recommended for listeners 13 and older. This is book two in Portals to Whyland series but you can jump straight into it without listening to book one.
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  Originally from Brazil, Day Leitao lives in Montreal, Canada. She likes stories with action, humor, and heart. For more information, for a free novella, and to get news and updates, go to https://dayleitao.com
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First and foremost, I truly enjoyed listening to this book. Winona Owen did an amazing job narrating Kissing Magic. She did a great job portraying the emotions of the characters. I definitely felt their highs and lows. It was also very easy to distinguish which character was which from the tone of voice she used. I can’t remember ever getting bored or distracted, aside from my kids wanting food. I will definitely listen to more books narrated by Winona.
I have been obsessed with audiobooks since about 2014 when I didn’t have enough time to sit down to read and preferred still being able to read on the go. Believe me neither of us want to count the number of books I’ve listened to. Lately I am in love with all things paranormal and fantasy-based romance.  Kissing Magic was exactly the next book I needed as I’ve run a bit dry on magical books to read.
Now about the book! I fell in love with Karina and Sian from the beginning. Throughout the story the struggle was real to decide who I loved the most. Without going into detail, just when you think you understand everything the plot thickens. Karina has a few different personalities depending on what is going on with her, like many females. It did drive me a little nuts when I just wanted her to use her brain a bit more. She has an innocence about her and that’s probably the part that got to me, but at times she did display strength and growth. 
Sian on the other hand keeps you guessing all the way to the end. Believe me definitely never a dull moment with him. He is a jerk at times and yet one of the most devoted guys as well. Unfortunately, at times that devotion gets him into trouble. He is definitely a character that will keep you on your toes. Much like with Karina, I wish he used that brain he has a bit more. I wanted to jump into the book and knock some sense into both of them.
Overall, the supporting characters were portrayed perfectly as well. There is a lot of back story that is discovered with Kayla as well. Not exactly my favorite part. I think she is the most stubborn person in this book. Thankfully Darian is the perfect match to balance her. The story will certainly keep you engaged and experience this crazy adventure with each character.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to anyone that loves books involving magic and fantasy. The production of the book was great and Winona definitely did the narration justice. Day Leitao did a great job with the story. I’m not happy I have to wait for another book.  I totally hate cliff hangers and this one was a whopper of a cliff hanger. I am glad I had the chance to experience the adventure I experienced while listening this book.
  I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Day Leitao. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
 
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