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*Warning: Contains spoilers for previous books in the series* Siege and Storm left heroine Alina Starkov hunting for the final amplifier of Morozova, and the hunt for the legendary firebird is most definitely on in Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, the concluding book of the Grisha trilogy. Weakened at the hands of the Darkling, Alina and what remains of her army are recovering from their injuries in the Apparat’s underground tunnels, surrounded by the fanatics who worship her as ‘Sankta Alina’. Determined not to remain in the Apparat’s clutches…

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Mark Henry

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BIOGRAPHY Mark Henry traded a career as a counselor to scar minds with his fiction. In stories clogged with sentient zombies, impotent sex demons, transsexual werewolves and ghostly goth girls, he irreverently processes traumatic issues brought on by premature exposure to horror movies, an unwholesome fetish for polyester and/or witnessing adult cocktail parties in the swingin’ 70s. A developmental history further muddied by surviving earthquakes, typhoons, and two volcanic eruptions. He somehow continues to live and breathe in the oft maligned, yet not nearly as soggy as you’d think, Pacific Northwest,…

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z Martin cover

A great premise lurks behind the cover of Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin, which takes on the urban fantasy genre with admirable spirit. The book is based in Charleston, South Carolina, in an antique shop called Trifles and Folly, which specialises in acquiring powerful supernatural artefacts before they can become a danger to the general public. The shop is currently run by Cassidy Kincaide, whose family has owned the shop for generations, working in accordance with the Alliance, a global organisation which works to protect humanity against dangerous supernatural…

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Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week… FEATURES & REVIEWS It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole (Motorcycle Club Romance) 3.5 Stars Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (Fantasy) 3 Stars Author Spotlight: Erica Hayes New Series Alert: The Cavanagh Brothers by Laura Wright / Half Life by Amber Lin and Shari Slade Weekend Reads: Leigh Bardugo and George R. R. Martin GIVEAWAY WINNERS The winners of our Heated by J. Kenner giveaway are… Amanda Jones, Emma Baker…

Ruin and Rising

What are you reading this weekend? Anything you think we should be reading, or maybe your current read is just a bit… bleh. Whether you’re loving or hating your current read, we want to know about it! We love to hear about books (as if you didn’t know). Here’s a run down on what we’ll be reading this weekend: BOBBY This weekend I fully intend to continue reading A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin. I imagine it will take me weeks if not months to finish it so…

Branded - Laura Wright

NEW SERIES ALERT Branded (The Cavanagh Brothers #1) by Laura Wright (June 3rd 2014) Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Amazon UK / US In the small town of River Black, Texas, sits the Triple C—a working cattle ranch that sustains the town. But it also holds painful memories and shocking secrets for the Cavanaugh brothers… When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father’s funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man’s surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest…

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As a novel I have been somewhat excited about reading, I anticipated Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica to be the next great fantasy series. The book begins with Sophie Hansa having been transported to the land of Stormwrack, a world comprised of islands barely large enough to call themselves countries. One moment she was witnessing her aunt being assaulted in a San Francisco alley, and the next she was thrown into the sea and trying to keep her aunt alive. Disoriented and confused, Sophie is hauled aboard…

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