Monday, 18 September 2017

Blog Tour Stop, review and Giveaway: Cinderella, Necromancer by F M Boughan

Welcome today's stop on the Cinderella, Necromancer by F. M Boughan Blog Tour presented by Month9Books and hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.

I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings especially the darker ones and this one is darker than most which is part of the fun. I really liked the different take on the Cinderella tale that this story took. It kept the essential elements of the Cinderella story but cleverly wove the necromancy idea around this tale.

I liked the fact that there was no fairy godmother, that Ella after finding the grimoire in her father's office, used it to get herself to the ball. I also was intrigued about the fact that the grimoire was based on a real grimoire from the 15th century. Ella herself was strong and loyal to her family and I think this shone through the tale well.

I also liked the author's take on the other characters in the tale and the way it fitted with what we know of the characters from the original tale.

Whilst there seemed quite a bit to set up at the beginning , the tale itself flowed well and kept me reading till the last page. If you like your tales more brothers grimm than Disney, then this is the book for you.

I enjoyed this read and happily give it 3 3/4 stars

SapphiredDragon xx

About  Cinderella, Necromancer 

Cinderella, Necromancer by F M Boughan
  Publication Date:  September 5, 2017
  Publisher:  Month9Books

Darkness can only be controlled by those with the darkest of hearts.

Ellison lost her mother at an early age. Now, sixteen, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her vicious daughters.

When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her eventual freedom.

Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy.

Stumbling into a chance meeting with Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace festival where she might see him once more.

But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince again? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she’s ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother? And what if she actually liked watching her stepmother suffer?

As Ellison’s power grows, she loses control over the evil spirits meant to do her bidding. And as they begin to exert their own power over Ellison, it becomes harder to tell whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.

CINDERELLA NECROMANCER is CINDER meets ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany

ABOUT F. M Boughan

F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.

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Monday, 11 September 2017

Blog Tour Post & Giveaway: Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton

Welcome today's stop on the Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton Blog Tour presented by Month9Books and hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.

I really enjoyed book 1 in this series, Emerge. So I was really looking forward to reading book 2 and even after a year since i read the first one, I was able to sink right back into the story. The story takes place a few months after the end of book 1, the Little mermaid's curse is broken, Lia and Clay have spent much of their summer together, whilst Lia's parents have been below securing support for their bid for the crown now that the wars are over. It's time for the trial of Melusine and her father. I liked that even though the curse was broken and the mermaids had their immortality back, everything was not automatically perfect and we got to see the characters re-adjusting to the changes. Lia was still dealing with repercussions of her choices in book 1 and full or worry that her sirening would come out and condemn her to jail and ruin her parents chances for the crown.

Where a lot of book one was set in the human world, most of book two takes place in the mermaid world so we got to find out a lot more about the mermaids life both above and below the water and this helped make the story come more alive. The story flowed well and moved at a good pace and i found myself engaged from beginning to end, finishing the book in a just a couple of hours.

Whilst this is still predominantly about Lia and Clay, I liked that we got to see more depth and find out more about peripheral characters like Caspian and Lia's sisters in particular.

Overall this book is a great blend of action, danger,romance and intrigue and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Given where the story ended, I am guessing there is more to come in regards to Lia and Clay's story and I cannot wait.

I happily give this read 4 stars

SapphiredDragon xx

About Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) 

Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton
  Publication Date:  September 12, 2017
  Publisher:  Month9Books

Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear.

The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she’s lost or to embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey.


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About Emerge (Mer Chronicles #1) 


Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.

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ABOUT Tobie Easton:

Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books on

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