Tuesday Reviews – Ash and Steel by T. L. Branson

Why I picked up this book:

Recently I was sent an email with a ton of free books to choose from and download. I was so excited I loaded up my kindle. With Ash and Steel, I was immediately drawn by the fact that the main character was closer to middle age and already married. This story is a novella length introduction into the Soul Stones series, a perfect quick read for anyone who is up for a rainy afternoon sword fight.

Ash and Steel (Soul Stones #0.3)

Alexander Drygo, king of Sunbury, is reeling from the loss of his wife. Despite his best efforts using an incredible power, she is no longer among the living.

When a rival kingdom seeks to take advantage of this delicate time in Drygo’s life, he is thrust into a battle for the future of his kingdom.

Can he save his people where ...

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Winterview with Author S. M. Roffey

To celebrate 13 weeks of winter, Hàlön Chronicles will be conducting one interview a week for 13 weeks. We’ve also partnered with additional artists and authors for a few surprises throughout the winter. Join us on the hashtag #13Winterviews, or check out our blog hop for a sneak peek at who’s on the roster in the coming weeks.

Hosted by: K. J. Harrowick

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a writer, mother, and superhero. No, really, I grew up as a complete comic book nerd, so as an adult I jumped at the chance to volunteer cosplay, and you can often find me dressed up like Batgirl working with organizations like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Make-A-Wish Foundation, El Mundo Latin Family Festival, and Special Olympics/Summer Games...

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Tuesday Reviews – The Charmer by C. J. Archer

Why I picked up this book:

While eagerly awaiting C. J. Archer’s 5th installment in her Glass and Steel series, I wanted to try one of her more adult novels. And with a series title of Assassin’s Guild, how could I resist? Something to note: I’m not a huge romance reader, but I do love romantic plot lines alongside monsters and explosions in a story. I took this into consideration with how I reviewed this tale.

This review may contain spoilers.

The Charmer (Assassin’s Guild #1)

Handsome. Charming. Devastating. He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted.

Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first...

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Winterview with Author Rachel Brick (Composer IceRequiem)

To celebrate 13 weeks of winter, Hàlön Chronicles will be conducting one interview a week for 13 weeks. We’ve also partnered with additional artists and authors for a few surprises throughout the winter. Join us on the hashtag #13Winterviews, or check out our blog hop for a sneak peek at who’s on the roster in the coming weeks.

Hosted by: K. J. Harrowick

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m trained as a biomedical scientist, currently working as a research scientist for a small company in New Jersey. During my PhD studies, I discovered my passion for writing stories and composing violin/piano music. Most of my music pieces are instrumental, either classic orchestral, or some kind of classical/electronic fusion...

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Tuesday Reviews – Balanced on the Blade’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker

Why I picked up this book:

On a night when I was feeling undone in both writing and personal life, I scoured kindle reads for a free book or novella. I struggle to find great adult dragon books and this series was the first in awhile that looked promising. I also needed to escape this world for an hour or two, and holy crap did Lindsay Buroker deliver. Right away I dove into the first book in the series and fell in love with both main characters. Buroker brings together the perfect blend of adult situations, action, emotion, world-building and sensuality. At the time of writing this review, I’ve only read the first in the Dragon Blood series, and can’t wait to read more.

This review may contain spoilers.

Balanced on the Blade’s Edge (Dragon Blood #1)

Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn’t ...
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