Book Heaven: July Giveaway

July is here and normally that means getting outside and enjoying the nice weather. There’s nothing I like better than to read outside, feeling the sun’s rays heat my skin and hearing the birds chirp. Whether you’re patriotic or just love watching fireworks, you’ll oooh and ahhh this giveaway where you can win free books plus other prizes. Just click the link below to enter to win and good luck!

Firecracker Summer Reading Giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775015/

Literary Giveaway Portal:  https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/literary-giveaway-portal

Smashwords Promotion

10th Annual Smashwords
2018 Summer/Winter Sale!

July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

reposed from Smashwords announcement:

For the entire month of July, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will offer readers exclusive discounts on their ebooks.

Why do we call it "Summer/Winter"?   Here in the Northern hemisphere, it's mid-summer where readers are ready to load up their e-reading devices for summer beach reading and vacations.  But what about our good friends South of the equator, who are now in the middle of winter? They deserve to curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy a good read too! That's the story behind our Summer/Winter promotion, and as a Smashwords author or publisher, this is a great opportunity to reach new readers!

Hope over to Smashwords and have a look at the sale catalog, opening July 1st:  July Sale

N. N. Light Book Heaven - June Giveaway

Summertime is here and before you head out to the pool or beach to catch some sunshine, check out this a-m-a-z-i-n-g giveaway hosted by N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. Win bestselling and award-winning books not to mention a tote bag filled with goodies, perfect for heading out to the beach. Enter to win below and good luck!  

Beach Blanket Book Giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775014/?

Literary Giveaway Portal:  https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/literary-giveaway-portal

N. N. Light Book Haven - Book Review

reposted from N.N. Light Book Haven

Tales of the Golden Mask: An Initiate's Tale by Alexa Lynsey and Belle De Ver @GoldenMask17 #BDSM #erotica #fantasy #bookreview

May 25, 2018

Title: Tales of the Golden Mask: An Initiate's Tale

Author: Alexa Lynsey, Belle De Ver

Genre: Erotica, Fantasy, BDSM

Book Blurb:

Sultry and sensual adventures to warm your cold winter nights or steam up your long summer days. Set in a fantasy world where nothing is quite what it appears, an old book and a strange golden mask bring power and pleasure.

The first installment in the Tales of the Golden Mask.

Adult (18+) rated.

My Review:

Looking for exquisitely written erotica to spend the afternoon/evening with? Look no further than Tales of the Golden Mask: An Initiate’s Tale. In an imaginary fantasy world complete with fae, gypsies, princes, courtesans and magic, seduction is an art, leading to more than just sex. Broken down into four sections, Tales of the Golden Mask: An Initiate’s Tale tells the story of one initiate’s journey in the world of pleasure.

Prologue – We meet Seraphina as she rediscovers the stories inside the Book of Entertainments. It offers the reader a little background into the world they’re about to dive into.

A Chance Meeting – We meet Celestine, the Stargazer. Being a part of a caravan of dancers, she tells fortunes and remains innocent (or as innocent as one can be among older and sexually active young women). One day, two princes approach the caravan looking for a sexual adventure. Celestine captures the attention of one of the princes. He likes her so much he pays off the Caravan Master so Celestine can be his and his alone.

The Painted Lady – The Painted Lady is an establishment of pleasure and that is where Celestine is taken. The King hands her over to Tatia to be trained for one month in the ways of pleasure. Her training is not hands-on but by observing sexual acts between the women of The Painted Lady and the two princes. She learns much and when she’s finally ready, they head off to the High City.

The High City – Celestine is amazed by the great city and her role in it. There are a lot of traditions she must learn quickly, as well as what her station is. The two princes deal with politics and duty before they can find release.

Epilogue – We’re back with Seraphina and the Book of Entertainments for a lovely conclusion.

Woven in beautiful language meant to tease, titillate and arouse, Tales of the Golden Mask is simply wonderful. A short lover’s tryst, it stimulates and sizzles. It’s more than just sex, it’s a lesson in seduction with undertones of fantasy. A must read and I can’t wait to read the next installment. 

Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the authors in the hopes I’d review it.

Favorite Character/Quote: “Sex is power. Desire is influence. That is what matters.”

My Rating:  5 stars

Buy it now:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ5LWIA

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tales-of-the-golden-mask-alexa-lynsey/1125532775?ean=2940153973456

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/tales-of-the-golden-mask-an-initiate-s-tale

Author Biography:

Alexa Lynsey walks the paths of fantasy regularly; she enjoys writing sultry fiction and ‘sex and sorcery’ stories and reading a wide variety of fiction and fact. A passionate historian and nature lover she sees beauty and knowledge everywhere. When not writing saucy tales her other self is a poet, fantasy writer and blogger.

Belle DeVer is a lover of the beautiful things in life and enjoys sharing poetry and stories about beautiful things. Her writings combine fantasy settings with erotic situations for sexy, fantastical good times. Writing with her favorite partner, Alexa Lynsey, they invite you to share their journey into the sensual realms.

Social Media Links:

Twitter https://twitter.com/GoldenMask17

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

N. N. Light Book Haven - Book Review

When the Tide of War Flows, Many Are Caught in Its Wake. Outside the Walls by @libraryoferana and Diana L. Wicker #fantasy #bookreview #IAN1

May 7, 2018

Title: Outside the Walls

Author: Diana L. Wicker, A. L. Butcher

Genre: Fantasy, Short Story

Book Blurb:

When the tide of war flows many are caught in its wake. Who will gain entry to the city and who will be forced to remain outside the walls?

A short fantasy tale of love, loyalty and courage in war.

 

My Review:

Can one woman change her kingdom just by being kind to those deemed useless?

War has come to Havenforth and while her husband is off fighting, Duchess Eleanor is home, safe and sound behind the town walls. But this war has created such destruction that refugees are flocking to be let inside the walls and the Council has taken over the government. The Council will only allow in those refugees who serve a purpose for them and can work for food, clothing and shelter. The rest of the refugees, namely women, children and elderly, are deemed useless and must not be let in.

After hearing about their plight, Eleanor takes matters into her own hands and brings food, clothing and medicine out to the poor refugees not allowed in. She takes a wagon plus her cousin and a captain to help. Her kindness to these war-torn people is felt and the more people she tries to help, the more she sees the cost of war.

What a beautiful story that moved me to tears more than once. We’ve all heard the term war but I don’t think we really know what effects it has on the defenceless. Both authors do a magnificent job plunging the reader into the heart of both Eleanor and the refugees. My heart broke for the refugees and Eleanor’s kindness moved me to tears.

A short story that’s reflecting what’s going on in the world today. I highly recommend!

Favorite Character: Eleanor. I loved how brave and fearless she is. To disobey the Council and go help those less fortunate outside the walls is something that women (especially duchesses) just don’t do but that doesn’t stop Eleanor. With every person she meets, her heart goes out to them and in my books, that is the heart of a ruler.

My Rating:  5 stars

Buy it now:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Outside-Walls-Diana-L-Wicker/dp/1517716381

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Outside-Walls-Diana-L-Wicker/dp/1517716381

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outside-Walls-Diana-L-Wicker/dp/1517716381

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/outside-the-walls-alexandra-butcher/1122908003?ean=2940152444599

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/outside-the-walls/id1055459135?mt=11

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/589416

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26164762-outside-the-walls

Author Biography:

Diana L. Wicker is an indie author living in the balmy climate of the US south with her family and fur babies (a dog, a cat, and a cantankerous rabbit). She enjoys reading, sewing, cosplay, being a studio mom for dance school, and RPG games. (She grew up with the old school paper/pencil style of gaming, but has transitioned happily to the highly interactive world of video games.) And, as if she had more time to spare, she has invested in Asian ball jointed dolls to customize into characters from Feyron.

The idea for Feyron started with a map, a place for her daughter to tell stories and live out storytelling role-playing adventures with her friends. The lore grew around the map, for every world needs lore if you are going to “live” there. The idea for a series, Tales from Feyron, grew out of the lore, for if you’re going to invent a world, you may as well play there too. The stories are continuing to grow through the various historical ages of Feyron and have just started to ripple outwards to the Worlds Beyond touched by magic. Legacy of Mist and Shadow is the first tale to venture to one of those worlds and has been awarded the BRAG Medallion by Indie BRAG. http://www.bragmedallion.com/about
 

A.L. (Alexandra) Butcher is the British author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles fantasy series, and several short stories in the fantasy and fantasy romance and horror genres. She is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet and a dreamer. When she is grounded in the real world she likes science, natural history, history, mythology and monkeys. She has a background in history and politics which are sometimes reflected in her work. Her books have been described as 'dark and gritty' and her poetry as evocative.

A Splendid Salmagundi was awarded the best anthology for Indie Book Bargains 2012.

Blog www.libraryoferana.wordpress.com

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/DarkFantasyBeyondTheStorm

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6430414.A_L_Butcher

Social Media Links:

Website http://www.talesfromfeyron.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/FeyronTales

Tumblr http://feyrontales.tumblr.com/

Pinterest http://pinterest.com/talesfromfeyron

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/1424535612

Google+ https://plus.google.com/110082079094253485379

Reviewed by: Mrs. N