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review 2019-08-08 11:00
New Release Review! Brave the Tempest (Cassandra Palmer #9) Karen Chance!

 

 

 

Welcome to Thursday, Readers! Today I am joining Cassandra Palmer as she finds herself facing two adversaries! Enjoy and don't forget to add Brave the Tempest by Karen Chance to your shelves!

 

 

 

 

Cassie Palmer has been chief seer of the supernatural world for a little over four months. In that time, she's battled two gods, fallen in love with two men, and confronted the two sides of her own nature, both god and human. So it's not surprising that she currently finds herself facing two adversaries, although they have a single purpose: to wipe out the supernatural community's newest fighting force, leaving it vulnerable to enemies in this world and beyond.

 

To prevent catastrophe, the vamps, mages, and demons will have to do the one thing they've never managed before and come together as allies. Cassie has the difficult task of keeping the uneasy coalition intact, and of persuading her own two opposing forces, a powerful mage with a secret and a master vampire with a growing obsession, to fight at her side. She just hopes they can do it without tearing each other apart.

 

 

 

For the past four months, Pythia Cassandra Palmer has been quite busy battling gods, falling in love with two men and confronted the two sides of her own nature, both god and human. So it’s not really surprising that she is now facing two adversaries with a single purpose – to wipe out the supernatural community’s newest fighting force. Cassie also has the difficult task of keeping the uneasy alliance between the vamps, mages and demons intact and persuading her own two opposing forces, a powerful mage and a master vampire to fight at her side without tearing each other apart.

 

Cassie is being run ragged in this riveting and volatile new story. Fans of the Cassandra Palmer series love all the strong, dominant characters and all the explosive action and thrilling suspense and they’re definitely disappointed with one as continues in true Cassandra Palmer fashion and keeps readers’ hearts pounding and their eyes cemented to the pages. The non-stop, fast paced plot is full of suspense, excitement and emotionally gripping turmoil of personal issues, relationship issues, political issues and of course, the issues of all the two adversaries with plans to make the supernatural community vulnerable in this world and beyond. The Senate is planning an offensive but of course is plagued with mistrust and their own arrogance with the politics getting in the way, betrayals and enemies keep stirring up things up and testing Cassie’s endurance. While Cassie’s still questioning her relationship with Mircea and wondering what is happening between her and Pritkin. With all of this going on, is it any wonder that readers can’t possibly put this stunning, deliciously thrilling story down once they have begun.

 

 

 

Author's Book Page

 

 

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Brave the Tempest is the 9th book in the Cassandra Palmer series! 

 

 

Goodreads   *   Berkley   *   Amazon

 

 

1 Touch the Dark

2 Claimed by Shadow

3 Embrace the Night

4 Curse the Dawn

5 Hunt the Moon

6 Tempt the Stars

7 Reap the Wind

8 Ride the Storm

9 Brave the Tempest

**Series includes some shorts not shown here**

 

 

The Cassandra Palmer series is set in the Same world as Dorina Basarab series.

 

 

Timeline 

 

This timeline gives the reading order for both the Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series.  It also shows the reading order for the novellas and shorts connected with the books.

 

 

 

Cassandra Palmer #10 - Shatter the Earth - 

December 2019

 

 

AVAILABLE in print, ebook or audio

 

Amazon   *   B&N   *   Kobo   *   IndieBound

 

iBooks   *   GPlay   *   Berkley

 

 

 

Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in Florida near her family home.

 

 

Website   *   Goodreads   *   BookBub   *   Twitter

 

Facebook   * Facebook - Cassandra Palmer   *   Amazon

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-07 10:00
Release Week Review! Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab #4) Karen Chance!
Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab #4) - Karen Chance

 

 

Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back–and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series.

 

Dorina Basarab is a dhampir–half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate’s newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory’s fey friends goes missing. They fear he’s been sold to a slaver who arranges fights–sometimes to the death–between different types of fey.

 

As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club. With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it’ll take everything she has to defeat the slavers–and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis-Cesare….

 


Dorina has a lot on her plate being one of the Vampire Senate’s newest members but when a relative of one of her friends goes missing, Dory investigates a slaver and it’ll take everything she has to defeat them and deal with Louis-Cesare.

 

The “Dorina Basarab” series is a well-developed and fascinating world full of strong, charismatic characters that readers are easily drawn to and certainly can’t get enough of. Each and every story is fast paced with thrilling and daring battles, intriguing events, magical weaponry that sparks the imagination and plots that keeps readers hanging on to every word and that’s not to mention that witty dialogue that produces chuckles even as the kick a** heroine puts enemies in their place. Dorina is one tough chick but she also has a vulnerable side and readers can easily connect with her while enjoying her adventures.


There is never a dull moment to be found in the fourth book – “Shadow’s Bane” as one thrilling event after another takes place during this fast paced plot which is also interspersed with emotional turbulent scenes that ensures the readers get a well-rounded view of Dory and the multiple issues taking place throughout the story including her romance with Louis-Cesare and her relationship with her father. Her and her friends not only have to deal with the slavers which is much more complicated than they originally thought, but Dory is faced with tons of houseguests, the coming war with the Fae, Mircea’s past and her inner struggle with her “twin”.

 

The plot is a bit complex and is so full of twists and turns that readers will need to pay attention in order to keep up but the plot plays out so that it adds to the anxious atmosphere of the story which really keeps readers glued to the pages and I can’t wait to find out what happens next in Dorina’s world.

 

 

Shadow’s Bane

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24104482-shadow-s-bane

 

BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/books/shadow-s-bane-by-karen-chance

 


is the 4th book in the Doriana Basarab series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/45661-dorina-basarab

 

Which includes
.1 Zombie’s Bite
.3 Dragon’s Claw
.5 Buying Trouble
1 Midnight’s Daughter
2 Death’s Mistress
2.1 In Vino Veritas
3 Fury’s Kiss
3.5 Lover’s Knot
4 Shadow’s Bane

 

& is connected to the Cassandra Palmer series.

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/49237-cassandra-palmer

 


This timeline gives the reading order for both the Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series. It also shows the reading order for the novellas and shorts connected with the books.


http://karenchance.com/timeline.html

 


Shadow’s Bane is available in print & ebook at:

 

Penguin - http://www.penguin.com/book/shadows-bane-by-karen-chance/9780451419064

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451419065?tag=randohouseinc7986-20

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadows-bane-karen-chance/1127456869?ean=9780451419064

 

BaM - http://www.booksamillion.com/p/9780451419064?AID=10876509&PID=8373827&SID=PRHEFFDF5A7F1--9780451419064

 

Hudson - https://www.hudsonbooksellers.com/book/9780451419064

 

IndieBound - http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780451419064?aff=penguinrandom

 

Powells - http://www.powells.com/book/-9780451419064

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1312463723

 

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/shadow-s-bane

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Karen_Chance_Shadow_s_Bane?id=Jzk-DwAAQBAJ

 

 

Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in Florida near her family home.

 

Website - http://karenchance.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/38066.Karen_Chance

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/karen-chance

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/KarenChanceBooks

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/CasPalmerSeries

 

 

 

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review 2017-11-24 20:29
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Inkheart - Cornelia Funke,Anthea Bell

This is my book for Guy Fawkes Night.  

Book themes for Guy Fawkes Night: Any book about the English monarchy (any genre), political treason, political thrillers, or where fire is a major theme, or fire is on the cover.

 

I finally finished this book.  It´s been cold and snowy here and that has caused my pain to flare up: both my Fibromyalgia and PsA pain stacked on top of each other.  I have had a hard time focusing enough to read.  I finally listened to the unabridged audio book instead.  It was very good but I always wish they read faster.  It was okay this time though because my brain was running snow anyway.  I could only focus for small periods also so it still took me a long time to get through.  

 

It was narrated by Lynn Redgrave who made me want to make some English Breakfast tea and scones with clotted cream and jam.  

 

The story was very imaginative.  Reading about Meggie made me think of my oldest son.  He loved books from a very young age.  I would often peak into my son's room at night when he was supposed to be sleeping to see the glow of a flashlight under a tent of blankets.  One time when my son´s teachers told me he wasn't turning in his work at school and he was failing his classes we had to do something drastic to get his attention.  The only thing he cared about was his books so I bought a lockable garage cabinet and put his books in it and padlocked it.  I told him I would unlock it only when his teacher told me he was doing better in school.  That was the hardest thing to do but he did finally decide to do his work.

 

This story is about Meggie and her father who live in an old farm house.  Meggie's father mends books, chasing away the mold and book worms and giving them new dresses.  Meggie didn't remember her mother who had gone away nine years before.  One day Meggie looked out her window and saw a strange man standing out in the pouring rain.  He was just standing there staring at their house.  She went to tell her father and he brought the stranger in.  Only, her father seemed to know him.  He called him Dustfinger and Dustfinger called her father Silvertongue.  Meggie was sent to her room to go to bed but she sneaked back and listened outside the door to them talk in hushed voices about a horrible man called Capricorn.  The way they talked scared Meggie and she begged her father to send him away.  She didn't like him.  

 

The next morning Meggie's father woke her up early and was packing for a trip.  They set off on a trip that Meggie would never forget, to a place where things come out of books and are not always good.  Meggie learned that it is a lot more fun to read about the adventures in books than to be in them herself.  

 

My son that I mentioned above wanted me to read this book.  He knew I would like it.  

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review 2017-10-31 00:00
Trolls Little Golden Book (DreamWorks Trolls)
Trolls Little Golden Book (DreamWorks Tr... Trolls Little Golden Book (DreamWorks Trolls) - Mary Man-Kong,Priscilla Wong Drawings: 4 stars
The story itself: 1star
The pictures are sure charming for both kids and adults but the story feeds the kids wrong information as what the author calls trolls have absolutely no resemblance to the trolls in the northern mythology.
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review 2016-08-28 18:49
D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls - Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

There is some nice humor in this book about trolls. The D'Aulaires draw somewhat from Norse myth, though there are no stories of Norse gods. It is funny because you can just see Biblo going what, as you read it.

 

In a popular etching by the Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen, Henrik Ibsen walks slowly with a gentle Troll in the main street of Oslo whilst the panic-stricken population flees the giant.:

 

by Theoder Kittlesen.  The man in the top hat and white beard walking is Ibsen.

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