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The Chronos

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The Chronos (Alterealm – 5) by J Risk

Kidnapped and stuck on an island in the middle of nowhere, Paisley is determined to escape and discover why she and others were taken.

One leap of faith is all it took.

Finding herself wrapped in the arms of a man she doesn’t know, her rescue turns out to be yet another unfamiliar place that is almost home, yet oddly not.

But, for the first time in her life she’s not the strangest person in the room, or the only one with abilities.

Can Paisley’s ability to stop time help with the threat against both worlds?

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About the Author

Risk is a pseudonym used by Jacqueline Paige

I wanted to write a story that would fit into new adult levels as well as adult. Something that was serious with fun elements–paranormal / fantasy that everyone could read and enjoy.

I’ve decided to use J. Risk as the pen name for this to separate this series from my other writing which is definitely adult reading material.

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My Review

5 stars

Paisley finds herself kidnapped and trapped on an island. She has this strange band on her wrist that keeps her from using her time control ability. She is there with several other women that come and go but she is determined to get off the island. She does by taking a leap of faith and jumping off a huge cliff. She finds herself in the arms of a huge man that can’t keep his eyes off of her, Arius.

Paisley learns that the island that she is on is the other sides plan to win the war. They are breeding an army with any woman that has connections to Alterealm. Paisley is heartbroken to learn the fate of these women and will do anything to rescue them. But she also has her hands full with Arius and the whole family.

Arius can’t believe that the prophecy is true and that he has found his mate. Of course he is so focused on this that he misses catching up the poor girl with family dynamics, the war, and the whole mate issue. Paisley is surprised to learn that she has a huge family and an attachment to Arius but is still hesitant.

I love this series and couldn’t wait to read the next book in it. I love Paige and my heart went out to her. What a horrible situation to be stuck in and the survivor’s guilt about knowing what the other women are going through would tear me apart too. But I love how she finds both a family, lots of friends, and someone that will love her forever.

This is an amazing series and I can’t wait to read the next book. This is one to check out. Now I need to start reading Jacqueline’s other books too.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Magic at Drysdale’s School (The Sprite Sisters – 7) by Sheridan Winn

THE SPRITE SISTERS – FOUR SISTERS, FOUR ELEMENTS, FOUR POWERS

FIRE, WATER, EARTH, AIR

MAGIC AT DRYSDALE’S SCHOOL is the seventh title in the bestselling Sprite Sister series that has sold over 500,000 copies. The magical adventures of the four Sprite Sisters – Flame, Marina, Ash and Ariel – are aimed at readers aged 7-13 years.

In age, the characters are now: Flame, 15; Marina, 14, Ash, 12 and Ariel 11 years.

It is the autumn term at Drysdale’s School and Zak makes a strong impression at his new boarding school – not all of it good. A few weeks before, he used his dark magic to summon the terrifying invasion of screeglings to Sprite Towers.

Nervous of what Zak may do next, the Sprite Sisters keep a wary distance from him at school. Despite her anger, Marina still finds herself drawn to the troubled boy when they come face to face. Meanwhile Flame anguishes about having to keep her magic power secret from her boyfriend, Quinn.

When Ash’s power of Earth draws her to a mysterious stone in the school grounds, she feels it holds the key to a magic pathway. Zak is not far behind her, and senses that something in this pathway will help rid him of the dark power that is consuming him.

With time running out for Zak, the Sprite Sisters and their cousin Verena must find a way into the magic pathway – but much more than any of them had ever imagined awaits them there.

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 Sheridan Winn

Author’s Bio

Sheridan Winn lives in Norfolk, England, where she was born. She divides her time between journalism and writing books. As a journalist, she specialises in writing profiles of business leaders for magazines. As an author, she is known for her fantasy adventure series, The Sprite Sisters, which has sold over half a million books.

The idea for the Sprite Sister books popped into her head, late one night in January 2007. She was very lucky to be able to find a publisher, Piccadilly Press, who liked her idea and gave her a contract to write the first book, The Circle of Power.

This was followed by The Magic Unfolds, The Secret of the Towers, The Ghost in the Tower, New Magic, The Boy With Hawk-like Eyes, Magic at Drysdale’s School and The Mystery of the Locked Door. The books are best read in sequence but are stand alone stories.

The Sprite Sisters are now published by Sheridan Winn Limited and available as paperbacks and as e-books for Kindle.

Vol 9, A Wisdom of Owls, and Vol 10, The Power of Four (the final story), will be published in late 2016.

The Sprite Sisters have been bestsellers in Germany with 500,000 books sold. The series is known there as, ‘Vier Zauberhafte Schwestern’ and published by Fischer Verlag. Fischer has also commissioned a prequel series, which will published in 2018 onwards.

The eldest of four sisters, Sheridan Winn grew up in a big country house and many of the elements in the Sprite stories come from her own childhood. The stories are deeply rooted in the landscape of Norfolk and every location is somewhere real.

There is a lot of information on her website!

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My Review

5 stars

Now that the girls are back in school, they are more separated than normal due to their age. Marina and Flame are older and the girls have their hands full. Marina is torn between the screeglings incident with Zak yet still caring for him. It doesn’t help that they play opposite each other in the play The Tempest. Flame is worried about keeping her magic secret from her boyfriend.

Ash is left on her own and finds herself draw to a stone at school. She can sense the power of it but is weary of her family noticing her actions. It seems she has stumbled upon a ley line and this opens a whole new mess for the girls. Zak has noticed Ash and can feel the same power at the stone and things that this path may have a way to get rid of the screegling inside of him. But Zak doesn’t want any help, he thinks he is hearing the voice of his mother and hopes that she can help him.

I love the Sprite sisters. Although they are older and starting to go their separate ways they are finding time to work together to help Zak and figure out the ley lines. I feel bad for Zak, he is fighting this screegling inside of him, feels horrible for the trouble he has caused, is actively searching for his mother, and not able to accept help from the sisters. I also felt bad for Flame and she is dancing the line of a relationship with Quinn and not sharing about her magical abilities.

I loved this series. I feel bad since I have not gotten the time to finish reviewing this book or the next book one sooner. This is a great series for all ages. A great story about four special sisters. It will draw you into their world and by the end you will not want to leave.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Sage Adderley-Knox and the Author for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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