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The Serpent-Bearer

Serpent Bearer

Welcome to The Sperpent-Bearer and the Prince of Stars blog tour! Read on to learn more about this beautifully illustrated graphic novel by C.S. Johnson, and a chance to win a copy for yourself!

The Serpent-Bearer and the Prince of Stars

Publication Date: November 7th, 2018

Genre: Manga Style/ Graphic Novel

Length: 30 Pages

A tiresome task.
A deceptive dragon.
A prince that changes everything.

Ophiuchus is a celebrated warrior of the Celestial Kingdom and a warrior among the Stars. He has been always been a dutiful servant of the Prince of Stars. So when the prince asks him to watch over the crafty serpent, Naga, Ophiuchus agrees. But as time passes and discouragement—both from Naga and others—Ophiuchus wonders if the Prince of Stars was right in asking him to take on the burdens of his task.

Will Ophiuchus honor his duty, or give into his heart’s weariness?

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C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at here

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My Review

4 Stars

Ophiuchus is a warrior of the Celestial Kingdom. He has been giving the tasks of watching the serpent, Naga. We join the two of them as they are at the Prince of Stars party. It’s clear that Ophiuschus had friends and power but now Naga has made him doubt himself and those around him.

As the different stars come to talk to him some try to help and others are clear that they look down on him. But it’s Naga that is constantly reminding Ophiuchus that he is weak, nothing, and not longer wanted in the stars. Ophiuchus has enough and returns to his own home to find the Prince there upset that he left the party.

This is an interesting read. It’s a bit of a confusing look into this world. I am very curious to learn more about it but I have to admit that I’m not really fond of the other warriors; they clearly have a bit of an ego problem.

But then when you read the author’s note at the end things start making more sense. My heart goes out to the author and I do like how things are portrayed. I would like to read more of this world and think that it will touch and make many re-evaluate their own lives.

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Blog Tour Schedule

July 22nd

Reads & Reels (Spotlight)

I Smell Sheep (Review)

Tsarina Press (Spotlight)

I Love Books and Stuff (Spotlight)

Quirky Cats Fat Stacks (Review)

Perspective of a Writer (Review)

July 23rd

Breakeven Books (Review)

Jessica Belmont (Review)

Tranquil Dreams (Review)

B is for Book Review (Spotlight)

July 24th

Books Teacup and Reviews (Spotlight)

Graphic Novelty2 (Review)

Bri’s Book Nook (Review)

The Faerie Review (Review)

I’m All About the Books (Spotlight)

July 25th

My Comic Relief (Review)

The Bibliophagist (Review)

Adventures Thru Wonderland (Review)

Where Dragons Reside (Review)

July 26th

Sophril Reads (Spotlight)

Triquetra Reviews (Spotlight)

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review)

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Review)

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An Eye For A Lie

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An Eye for a Lie

by Cy Wyss

on Tour May 27 – July 27, 2019

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An Eye for a Lie by Cy Wyss

Lukas Richter is a San Francisco police detective with a cybernetic eye and heightened senses. He can detect the same autonomous responses as a polygraph machine, so he has a leg up in determining guilt.

In An Eye for a Lie, his first full-length novel, Richter is accused of murder and the evidence seems incontrovertible, including a bullet that was somehow fired from his gun when he claims he was nowhere near the crime scene. In the background, San Francisco is aflame over Richter’s shooting of an unarmed Asian man, an incident some are calling “the Asian Ferguson.”

Can Inspector Richter convince a plucky and suspicious FBI agent of his innocence in the face of overwhelming accusations and public persecution?

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Genre: Mystery Published by: Nighttime Dog Press, LLC Publication Date: May 27, 2019 Number of Pages: 258 ISBN: 978-0-9965465-3-9 Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

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“All units, active shooter in progress, be advised perp is SFPD . . .” The police frequencies in Vessa’s sedan couldn’t get enough of the situation. She was hardly in her car before the address where Richter was came over the air. She headed there immediately, lights flashing, accelerator floored. He was in a townhouse on ninth, near Tehama, only a handful of blocks from the Hall of Justice. The entire area was cordoned off and blanketed with police cars. Vessa badged her way through and got to Commander Bayes who stood with Deputy Chief Forrest several yards from the front door. The townhouse was painted lime green and the entrance stood ajar. “Commander, what’s the situation?” Vessa asked. “He’s holed up in there,” Bayes shook his head toward the house. “Got a hostage.” “A hostage? You’re kidding.” “Wish I was. Teenage girl, still up there. He let the rest of the family go.” Now, Bayes shook his head a different way, indicating Vessa should look near one of the ambulances. There was a man and a woman, firmly behind police lines. Both were slender with brown hair and the woman wore a red sweater. She was crying and the man and a paramedic were trying to comfort her. “Commander, none of this makes sense. Can you imagine Richter taking a hostage? It doesn’t feel right.” “C’mon, Agent Drake,” Bayes said. “None of us can say we really know him now.” Vessa frowned up at the building. Between her and the front door lay perhaps twenty feet of tarmac and parked cars. Bayes turned to Forrest and they conferred. Before Vessa even knew what she was doing, she was off –crossing the street at a sprint. “Hey!” Bayes yelled. Forrest pointed. “Stop her!” It was too late. She broke away from the lines and was at the door before anyone could grab her. She pushed the dark portal open and slipped inside, shutting it behind her, closing it fully so it locked. Inside, it took a couple of minutes for her eyes to adjust to the pale strobe lights coming through the front blinds and door windows. She was in an open living room. It was small and closely furnished with a dining room capping it off near the back of the building. She guessed the kitchen would be around the corner. To her right, a staircase led upward. The landing was dark. Vessa had taken her gun out without consciously realizing it. Now, she stared at it in the undulating red and blue lights. What was she going to do with it? Shoot her lover when she found him? She holstered the gun. “Oh, Luke,” she said softly. As if in answer, something moved above her, making a dull thud on the floor. She startled. Slowly, she made her way up the stairs. “Luke?” she called. “I’m coming upstairs.” There was no answer. At the top of the stairs were three doors. Two were dark and closed. Wan light traced the outline of the third door. She opened it cautiously. “Luke?” The door creaked on its hinges to reveal a seemingly empty bedroom. The air was stale although the room was tidy and sparsely furnished with a queen-sized bed and two nightstands. The fluorescent lights from the street diffused around the edges of a thick curtain drawn across a large window. The occluded light wasn’t strong enough to dispel the rooms shadows. “Luke?” Vessa noticed she was whispering. She cleared her throat and spoke with as normal a voice as she could muster. “Luke? Where are you?” “Here,” came a reply. She was practically on top of him by that time. He sat with his back to a wall across from the foot of the bed. Vessa jumped. “Oh! You startled me.” He was staring at her. She half expected his evil eye to glow in the dimness but instead, she saw only normal dark eyes glittering from his outlined face. He sat with his knees bent and his arms resting between his legs. In his hands was a mass of blackness-his gun. That ugly piece of metal was a cursed reminder of what was going on and why they were here, facing each other in this shadowed space. Vessa craned her neck around but didn’t see anyone else. “Where’s the girl?” Richter watched Vessa intently for several seconds before answering. “The couple’s outside. I let them go.” “No, apparently there’s still a teenager in here somewhere.” Richter’s gaze dropped to the carpet in front of him. “That would explain why it’s just you and not SWAT. They think I have a hostage. Well, I don’t.” “You have me.” His head snapped up. “You’re not a hostage. Why are you here, anyway?” “I’m here to get you. I don’t want them gunning you down.” “You’re here to arrest me, Special Agent Vessa Belle Drake?” “Oh, Luke. We’ll figure this out.” Richter brought the gun up in his right hand and pressed it to the underside of his chin, angled back toward his brain. Vessa gasped. “No!” She was rooted to the spot, eyes wide. He stared at her. “I guess whether I do it or SWAT does it, it’s still death by cop.” Tears burned her eyes. “No, Luke. No. Why would you even think it? There must be some mistake. There must be some reason why those bullets matched.” “I won’t be locked up. I won’t be put back in the cage and poked and prodded, and studied to death this time.” Vessa remembered the shaking man sweating beside her in his bed at night. Even though he didn’t speak of them, she knew he was having nightmares. Was it possible he was actually capable of pulling that trigger? Her chin throbbed where he’d bitten her. She couldn’t stand this. How could she have been so wrong? She was never wrong. She swallowed. Never before had she fallen for a guilty man. How was she so blinded by hubris that she could feel this way about Richter when he was a merciless killer? He stared at her, gun in his hand. He didn’t move. She shook slightly with the emotions flooding her. Here she was, at the cusp of what she felt was the most important moment in her life. The man she loved sat before her, ready to take his own life if she didn’t do or say the right thing next. She was paralyzed-absolutely paralyzed. All her training, and here she was, a shaking, paralyzed ball of nerves. She burst into tears. How utterly professional. Richter frowned. Vessa’s nose and eyes ran uncontrollably and she heaved great sighs. She didn’t dare wave her arms around and wipe her face. Instead, she simply stood there and let her emotions pour down her cheeks. Richter sighed. He lowered the gun. He dropped it with a thud to the carpet and kicked it toward her. “How am I supposed to kill myself with you crying like that?” She rushed to pick up the weapon and tucked it into the small of her back, under her blazer. She faced Richter, this time allowing herself to wipe the fluids from her face with her hands and sleeves. She could only imagine how many shades of fired she would be if Bully Benson had seen her outburst. She almost felt like declaring herself unfit for duty on the spot. “I can’t stand it,” she said. “I can’t lose you this way.” He said nothing. What was there to say? They stared at each other. Tears fell from her eyes until the momentum of her outburst ran its course and she finally managed to get a grip on herself. Richter sat, inordinately relaxed, leaning against the wall, hands folded innocently between his legs. “What now?” he asked. She glanced toward the thick curtains shielding them from the snipers across the street. “I’ll have to cuff you. Then you won’t be seen as a threat. Keep your head down, and I’ll stay between you and them.” He craned his neck and looked over the bed toward the window. He watched the dark cloth for several seconds. “Is your eye working? What do you see?” “It’s working,” he said. “And, I see only reflections. Your temperature is up, though.” She came over and stood beside him. “Stay low,” she said softly. He got up and they crossed the room with him crouched low. They entered the windowless landing. Vessa closed the bedroom door behind them. She looked at the other two doors. The girl was probably behind one of them, asleep or with her headphones on, completely oblivious. Vessa pulled her cuffs out. Richter stood tall. “All right?” she asked. She needed him to cooperate. She wasn’t about to subdue such a large man in such a small space. “Just a second,” he said. He bent and kissed her. They embraced. Vessa wanted the floor to open up and swallow them so they could stay like this forever. Of course it did not, and the moment had to end. He straightened up again, turned his back to her, and extended his arms behind him so she could easily cuff him. “I didn’t shoot him,” he said. Before she could even think about it, Vessa responded. “I know. I believe you.” *** Excerpt from An Eye for a Lie by Cy Wyss. Copyright 2019 by Cy Wyss. Reproduced with permission from Cy Wyss. All rights reserved.

 

Author Bio:

Cy Wyss Cy Wyss is a writer based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a Ph.D. in computer science and her day job involves wrangling and analyzing genetic data. Cy is the author of three full-length novels as well as a collection of short stories and the owner and chief editor of Nighttime Dog Press, LLC. Before studying computer science, Cy obtained her undergraduate degree in mathematics and English literature as well as masters-level degrees in philosophy and artificial intelligence. She studied overseas for three years in the UK, although she never managed to develop a British accent. Cy currently resides in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter, and two obstreperous but lovable felines. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and walking 5k races to benefit charity.  

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My Review

4 Stars

Lukas Richter had some cybernetic enhancements added after a near fatal accident. His cyber eye is a human lie detector. His has been on the hunt for Tian for a while now and finally has him in his sights. But after he takes out Tian, Tian’s gun disappears and the media spins it to make it look like Richter killed an unarmed man.

FBI Special Agent Vessa Drake is called in to investigate if the shooting was legitimate. But things go in another direction when another body is discovered that has Richter’s initials carved on it. Together it’s up to Richter and Drake to stop the killer and clear Richter’s name.

This is a great story. I’ll admit that Richter was a pain in the butt but I come to like the guy. I was really confused as to how he wouldn’t pick up on Tian if he was a human lie detector, but I was glad to see that he was out to correct his mistake.

I was kept guessing the whole time about the killer. This book had lots of twists and turns and made it hard to put down the book. This is the first book I have read from Cy Wyss but it definitely won’t be the last. This is an engrossing thriller and one I recommend checking out.

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A Matter of Will

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A Matter of Will by Adam Mitzner

Success becomes dangerously seductive for this Wall Street broker in a dizzying thriller by the author of the Amazon Charts bestseller Dead Certain.

Will Matthews came to Wall Street with hopes and dreams of hitting it big. But things have not been going as expected. He’s on the verge of being fired when he meets the devilishly mysterious and fabulously wealthy Sam Abaddon.

Winning Sam’s business answers Will’s prayers, catapulting the young stockbroker into the privileged world of money and luxury. Not only that, but Will also has met his dream girl, ambitious attorney Gwen Lipton.

All at once, it seems as if Will’s life couldn’t get any better.

And it doesn’t.

When Will witnesses a shocking act of violence, his charmed new existence is revealed to be a waking nightmare as the truth about his benefactor—and his own complicity in criminal conduct—becomes devastatingly clear. As the noose draws tighter, Will faces an impossible choice: feast upon the poisonous fruit of his bloody business or defy his patron and face dire consequences.

Then again, maybe there’s a third option…

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Adam Mitzner

About the Author

I grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey, which is about an hour outside of New York City. I graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. and M.A. in politics, and from there went directly on to law school at the University of Virginia.

After law school, I joined the litigation department of a large New York City law firm, and after a few more stops, am currently the head of the litigation department of Pavia & Harcourt LLP, which is located in midtown Manhattan. Pavia & Harcourt recently received some fame because it is the law firm where Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor practiced before she was appointed to the bench.

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My Review

4 Stars

Will Matthews is a Wall Street stockbroker that is not doing that well. He is about to be fired for not brining in his quota of new clients. Then he goes to a hockey game and finds himself next to millionaire Sam Abaddon who gives him a lot of money to invest. Things start going up with lots of money and goodies coming Will’s way. He even meets an up and coming lawyer, Gwen Lipton. But then he witnesses a murder and realizes that he is in way to deep to just walk away and be forgiven for it. Will has to decide what he is going to do before he ends up dead himself.

Will wants to make it big and learns that hard way that this is not that easy. Sam seems to be able to make Will’s dreams come true. I have to admit that I was a little irritated that Will didn’t stop to think for a few moments to realize that money just isn’t handed around that easily and that there had to be way more to Sam than just his money and power.

I liked Gwen and how she met up with Will. I was hoping they would work out but then she got wrapped up with her case. This was a nice little side story that added another dimension to the story.

This is the first time that I have read a book from Adam Mitzner. It had plenty of action, several times where I wanted to hit Will for being such an idiot, and some twists and turns that kept me interested. I do recommend this story if you are looking for a crime thriller, it’s definitely one that you will enjoy.

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

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The Witchkin Murders
Magicfall Book 1
by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Four years ago, my world—the world—exploded with wild magic. The
cherry on top of that crap cake? The supernatural world declared war
on humans, and my life went straight to hell.
I used to be a detective, and a damned good one. Then Magicfall
happened, and I changed along with the world. I’m witchkin
now—something more than human or not quite human, depending on your
perspective. To survive, I’ve become a scavenger, searching
abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short
supply—tampons and peanut butter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen,
but anything’s better than risking my secret.
Except, old habits die hard. When I discover a murder scene screaming with
signs of black magic ritual, I know my days of hiding are over. Any
chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone.
Solving the witchkin murders is going to be the hardest case of my
life, and not just because every second will torture me with
reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner, who hates my
guts for abandoning the department.
But it’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will
be wiped out, and I’m not going to let that happen. Hold on to your
butts, Portland. Justice is coming, and I don’t take prisoners.
Diana Pharaoh Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fantasy and
urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts
Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy. The Witchkin
Murders is the first book in her exciting new urban fantasy series—Magicfall.
My Review
4 Stars

Four years ago magic exploded in this world leaving people altered. There is now a division between humans, technomages, and witchkin. Kayla Reese is one of those people. She was a detective but now has some other abilities that made her become a scavenger. One day she is out and discovers the murder of three witchkin. She can’t help but report them to her old partner Ray Garza.

Ray is still pissed about her leaving the force for no reason and he wants to know why. Cops won’t investigate a witchkin murder but he looks into it for Kayla. When more murders happen it’s clear something is going on and Kayla is drawn into the investigation.

This is an interesting world and I loved it. I felt bad for Kayla having to scavenge just to survive after being a great detective. Ray is determined to find out why she left the force but then again is a hypocrite because of his own secret.

This is my first book from author Diana Pharaoh Francis. I’m really curious to see where this series goes from here. I read that this story is based in the world of the Horngate Witches. I’m also curious about this series too.

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Genesis

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Genesis (The Evolutioneers – 1) by Anna Alexander

People suck, at least according to reclusive inventor Max Madden—except for his friend and mentor, Anthony. But now Anthony is dead after uncovering evidence that an avaricious financier caused the current economic crisis and is out for world domination, a man Max knows has the money, resources, and charm to succeed—his own father. Now Max is out for vengeance and he doesn’t need a distraction like Crystal Evans tagging along.

The provocative psychic may have soft lips, curves like a Ferrari, and a scent like vanilla sugar, but she also has a thirst for redemption that will never be quenched. Max can’t help but admire her tenacity, and when she leads him to others who also have superhuman powers, he agrees to lead this team of crime-fighting supers if they all agree that he will be the one to take his father down.

But fate and circumstance has a way of bitch-slapping a man to awareness, and emotional hungers Max once detested have become what he now craves. When Crystal becomes the key to Madden Sr.’s downfall, Max must choose: Can he send the woman he’s come to love on the mission, a mission during which she has seen her death in a vision, or have his revenge?

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Anna Alexander

About the Author

Award winning author Anna Alexander is the author of the Heroes of Saturn and the Sprawling A Ranch series. With Hugh Jackman’s abs and Christopher Reeve’s blue eyes as inspiration, she loves spinning tales of superheroes finding love. Anna also loves to give back and has served on the board for the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America as chapter president and on the committee for the Emerald City Writers Conference.

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My Review

4 Stars

Max Madden hates all people except his friend Anthony. Anthony discovered that Max’s father is responsible for the current economic crisis and ends up dead. Max is determined to avenge Anthony’s death. Crystal Evans is a psychic and is drawn to Max, even if he tries his best to stay away from her. She introduces him to a small group of people with superhuman powers that want to right the wrongs. Reluctantly Max agrees to lead the team mainly to stop his father.

Max is a hermit to the tenth degree and wants nothing to do with people, especially Crystal. I love their interactions and it is so clear that he is falling for her even though he tries his best not to. Crystal is such a strong person and a great character. Like Max I was entranced with her abilities.

This is a great start to a superhero series. I loved all the characters and their abilities and I think they are a great team, once they get a lot of organization. If you like a super hero romance, look no further, you need to get this book. I’m excited to see what happens in book 2 – Instinct.

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

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SLOW DRiP

SLOW DRiP by Gary Polisano

When a beautiful and highly intuitive small town police detective is presented with a third related murder, she tries to follow conventional police procedure, while the teenage boy who discovered the body possess clues of his own that may lead directly to the killer, a mysterious figure with seemingly advanced medical knowledge who like to torture his victims in a particular sick manner.  Clues and taunts left by the killer along with the knowledge held by the teenager, cause the three characters to intersect in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

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Originally from Los Angeles, California, earning an MBA in Business Management. Now, relocated to Northern Utah, Gary Polisano is a baseball fanatic and avid golfer.  He currently works in the medical field of pain/spine management.  SLOW DRiP is the FIRST in a murder/mystery series with an overtone of the paranormal.

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My Review

4 Stars

A serial killer is targeting women in Stansbury Valley and Detective Tine Patterson is tasked with stopping them. Tine has her hands full since this killer doesn’t leave much in the way of evidence beyond a bloody poem. Thankfully Tine has a little bit of visions to help guide her.

Then there is Jeff Cronin, a high school kid that received a head injury from a sporting event. He seems to have a mental connection to one of the victim. He is trying to figure out what the dreams mean to try to help the victim.

This is a great thriller. I love the paranormal addition; it was a great way to move the story along. Tine is a hard person to like because she is so focused on her work. There is the possibility for romance but she is not having any of it. I liked Jeff too and my heart went out to him with his dreams and connection to the killer.

This is a great killer, very methodical and one I didn’t figure out until the end. I had several suspects but was completely wrong. I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole time wanting to know what was going to happen next. For being a first book from Gary Polisano I was blown away. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for his future works.

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KillorCure

Welcome to the Bloodlust tour, book #2 in Pixie Britton’s YA Science Fiction series, Kill or Cure. I have loads of fun stuff for you today! An exclusive excerpt, book trailer, a FREE book, and a chance to win a signed copy of Bloodlust! Wait, rewind…did I say FREE BOOK? I sure did! Read on!

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Bloodlust (Kill or Cure #2)

Publication Date: February 21st, 2019

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopian/ Zombies

Publisher: Matador

He could save the world, or destroy it…

The virus that has swept the Earth hasn’t consumed Tommy, yet, but as his hunger for human flesh takes hold, his humanity vanishes behind the bloodlust of an infected. It’s up to seventeen year old Alyx and her friends to find answers. But saving her little brother isn’t their only problem. Lurking in the shadows of Alhena is the formidable General Sinter, hell-bent on capturing the boy with unrivalled superhuman strength for his own personal gains. With limited options, Alyx has no choice but to risk everything to protect him. A choice that she could live to regret

Kill or Cure: Bloodlust is the second book in the Kill or Cure series. Brimming with suspense, romance and heart pumping action!

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Winter

“A look of intrigue flickers across Tyron’s face as he tries to take measure of this wild girl standing in the centre of his cage. To the untrained eye, Winter looks like an odd wild girl from the forest, and you wouldn’t necessarily know how deadly she is from first impressions. She’s slight in stature yet athletic and nimble, and it’s not until you’ve spent significant time with her that you can fully appreciate how skilful she is. Every single movement is deliberate and focussed, like she could switch into warrior-mode at the flick of a switch.

I can’t help but grin internally when I realise that this monster-man has just met his match and he has absolutely no idea.”

Excerpt From: Pixie Britton. “Kill or Cure: Bloodlust.” iBooks.

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My Review

5 stars

The group is on the way to Alhena to try to find a cure for Tommy. But the path to Alhena is full of infected and General Sinter is still out there after Ally and Tommy. And even if they can get to Alhena it doesn’t mean that they could get in or if the person they are looking for could even help them.

There is so much stacked against them but the group still keeps fighting. I loved seeing how everyone has grown since the first book. I loved little Winter, she is so cute and so much more than the little mouse she comes across as. Of course you will have the love triangle but it has matured as well and not as awkward.

I really like where this series is going and can’t wait for the last book. It’s a fresh look at zombies and in Kill or Cure Bloodlust the group is on constant fight or flight mode. There is no room for a breath of fresh air. And even though they are fighting the infected and Sinter, I loved how the family was there for each other.

This is a great series and one that I recommend to those that like a good zombie and dystopian story. It’s one you really need to check out.

 

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Kill or Cure is a YA romance-infused sci-fi novel.
It focuses on human relationships in an undead, apocalyptic world.
A girl who will stop at nothing to protect her brother.

In a dystopian world ravaged by infection, society as we know it has fallen to the mouths of the dead. The remaining fragments of civilisation survive in walled compounds, scattered in the depths of the countryside. When her little brother becomes sick with a suspected flu virus, Alyx Silverthorne will do anything to keep Tommy alive.

With limited medical supplies and only herbal alternatives, his prospects of surviving this mystery illness are bleak. But saving Tommy is just the beginning. The infected are not the only monsters that exist in this new world, and human nature can be more destructive than the dead.

In a race against time, Alyx and her best friend Will stop at nothing to protect him, even from the same people that swore to protect them all.

Kill or Cure is a dynamic, multifaceted story of teenage love and gut wrenching loss in a dystopian world.

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A world infected. A man’s quest to save his family. One impossible choice.

The mission was supposed to be simple; to find survivors and kill the infected. But when Lieutenant, Joe Hudson, discovers that the home of his family has been destroyed by the infected, he’s left with an impossible decision. A choice that could change his life forever.

With limited ammunition and morale hitting an all-time low, the survival of the squad rests on a knife edge. Joe has no choice but to turn to his girlfriend, Suzie, a fellow soldier and secret lover for support. Together they have to cross a line to save his family, but even in this new world where the dead roam the earth, there are some lines that should never be crossed. Joe’s loyalty to his squad will be tested and the ultimate sacrifice will be made.

Set in the same world as the thrilling YA series Kill or Cure, follow Victory Squad in this fast paced prequel. Filled with love, heartbreaking loss and zombie guts.

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My Review

4 Stars

The world has fallen to the infected. People survive by staying in towns and avoiding the infected. But Ally Silverthorne’s brother, Tommy, has come down with the flu. There are no conventional medicines so Ally finds herself and her best friend Will in the forest looking for yarrow flowers to help.

There are some in town that are worried that Tommy will turn into the infected and want to do him harm. It becomes a race for Ally and Will to help cure Tommy before something worse happens to her family.

This was a good take on zombies, but I have to admit that I wished there were more in the story. Things in the compound suck and Ally is a strong minded person. She does manage to keep silent with all the demands that are expected of her but there is a breaking point.

This is a great start to a new series. The only thing that I have a problem with is the whole love triangle. These are not my favorite things in stories and this one felt especially forced to try to add more drama. This is still a great read and I am excited to see what is going to happen in the next book.

I received a complimentary copy of both of these books. I voluntarily chose to read and post honest reviews.

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About the Author

Pixie Britton is a British indie author and Wattpad extraordinaire. Her debut YA novel Kill or Cure, gained international success online with over 100k reads within five months of initial publication.

Shes lives in Essex, England with her husband and adorable furbaby. One day she dreams of leaving her job as a Treasury Analyst in the city, to become a full time author and creative entrepreneur.

Check out her website https://pixiebritton.com/ and sign up to her mailing list to receive the latest book release information.

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