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All Hallows Airship Cover Reveal

All Hallows Airship Cover Reveal

A catastrophic blast. A haunting memory. And she only has one chance to prove her family’s innocence.

All Caz Coppersdown has ever wanted is to be a journalist for the Soldark Times. But the chances of her parents letting her pursue a breaking story are slim. Secluded after a childhood illness, Caz finally gets to leave Soldark for a trip to the country to her great aunt’s estate, but she quickly finds out there isn’t anything newsworthy there—unless you count her aunt’s upcoming All Hallows Eve soiree.

Until the local airshow clashes with her aunt’s party plans—causing more than just pumpkins to be destroyed. When Caz meets one of the airship pilots and discovers something about her family’s past, Caz might have just found her big story.

But she’ll need to dig for the facts quickly, because the constables are looking for a culprit, and old ghosts are making themselves known on this All Hallows Eve.

The 3rd book in Seasons of Soldark (which can be read in any order), is coming October 25th!

The Mechanical Masquerade: A Steampunk Novella, Now available!

The Mechanical Masquerade: A Steampunk Novella, Now available!

Enter Soldark, a city full of ambitious inventors, wily clockmaker’s daughters, and a cast of characters that will set your steampunk heart aflame.

Each novella in Seasons of Soldark is a standalone story, and can be read in any order. They each follow a different character (though some characters do make appearances throughout), and each story revolves around a season or holiday.


A thieving inventor. A future at stake. And she only has one night to discover the truth.

The most prestigious Midsummer celebration in Soldark is only three days away, and this is Verity Pennington’s best–and last–chance to attend. Verity thinks she might just be able to pull off a fantastic mask in order to gain entry, if she can only tap into her unwilling artistic side.

But when a thief breaks into her family’s clock shop and steals invaluable plans, it isn’t just summer revelry on Verity’s dance card. She’ll need to track down the thief–who’ll be showcasing an invention at the ball–and find a way to confront him amid the Soldark elite, without getting kicked out in the process.

With her family’s reputation at stake, she’ll do anything to make it right. But things at the ball are not as they seem, and Verity must find her way through a maze of lies and mechanical masterpieces before she can find out the truth.

Emily Huffman spills the tea on Shattered Souls

Emily Huffman spills the tea on Shattered Souls

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as Emily Huffman stops by to spill the tea on her fantasy book, Shattered Souls, which is currently free on Amazon until June 4th!

Ok, Emily spill it!

So I’d say I’m letting you in on a secret, but that would be a lie, because I want EVERYONE to know about this! To kick off summer and the Summer Indie Fantasy Addicts Challenge, I am making the first book in my series free.

If you love the chosen ones trope, found family, and want to get lost in a world full of magic and magical creatures, download your copy for free now!

How about some tea?

Fun fact: Collecting tea can be just as dangerous as collecting books. Just like you might have to buy new bookshelves to house your new books, you may find yourself having to reorganize your kitchen cabinets to accommodate your growing tea collection, as well as the numerous tea cups that follow. Some experts believe that you can solve this problem by not buying any new teas until you finish the ones you have, but as all of our TBR lists can attest to, this only works in theory and is not practical.

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Kel E Fox spills the tea on Darkhaven

Kel E Fox spills the tea on Darkhaven

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as Kel E Fox stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, Darkhaven

Ok, Kel spill it!

Hi! I’m excited to announce my debut novel Darkhaven, a YA contemporary fantasy with a little romance on the side.

Gabby Whitehall needs an epiphany. High school is nearly over, and everyone wants to know: what is she going to do with her life? But when lightning strikes and magic unfolds, she’s faced with a much harder decision than choosing a career.

Darkhaven is the first book in The Lightless Prophecy, a six-book (I think, it keeps expanding) saga involving magic, gods and all sorts of galaxy-spanning adventures.

How about some tea?

Gabby’s dad recommends a pot of peppermint whenever there’s some difficult decisions to be made! Everything is clearer, he says, with a good cup of peppermint tea. (Peppermint is my favourite too.)

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Merry Christmas from Soldark

Merry Christmas from Soldark

In the city of Soldark, the Inventor’s Guild is giving non-union inventors a chance to join their prestigious ranks. But the deadline to apply is on Christmas day, only 4 days away. That’s not going to stop Aurelia Sundon.

Unless of course her ex-love’s invention gets out of control and only she can help stop it from ruining the city, her own invention, and her chances at a better life.

The Clockwork Ice Dragon is only 99c now until Christmas!

An invention gone wrong. A city buried in snow. And she only has ‘til Christmas to make it right.

Aurelia Sundon has an idea for a brilliant invention that will ensure her family’s financial future. But the elite inventor’s guild has imposed a ridiculous deadline for invention applications: Christmas Day. With only four days until the deadline, Aurelia thinks she can finish it in time.

Until her old love Frederick Grandville steps back into her life when he enters the competition with his own invention. Frederick could be the downfall of Aurelia’s career. Again. But when his invention goes out of control, the wondrous snow it brings down on the ever-sunny city of Soldark turns into an outright blizzard.

With a broken promise between them, she’s not so sure she wants to help him. But the clock is ticking, the snow is getting deeper, and Aurelia must find a way to team up with her rival or risk losing her one chance at a better life.

Christine Schulz spills the tea on Dawn of a Demon (Nightfly Book 1)

Christine Schulz spills the tea on Dawn of a Demon (Nightfly Book 1)

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as Christine Schulz stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, Dawn of a Demon

Ok, Christine spill it!

I’m super thrilled to be introducing to you to a brand new urban fantasy series: NightFly! This fast-paced story has more twists and turns than an acrobat baking pretzels! It follows Zulli, a half-cat/half-spider shifter on a mission to stop the man behind a toxic memory-warping drug. There’s many other fun, unique characters like the charming Ryker who’s too kind for his own good and Catilda who isn’t afraid to tell you exactly how she feels. Not to mention, it wouldn’t be a book by me if it didn’t include some humor, like the all powerful magic spatula that can mix the perfect spell. Intrigued? Check out it and thank you for your support!

How about some tea?

While Zulli could live off strawberry milkshakes the rest of her life, you can find me chugging fruity (usually iced) teas while I’m writing!

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E.E. Rawls spills the tea on Strayblood (Draev Guardians #2)

E.E. Rawls spills the tea on Strayblood (Draev Guardians #2)

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as E.E. Rawls stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, Strayblood (Draev Guardians #2).

Ok, spill it!

The 2nd book in the coming-of-age fantasy series: Draev Guardians has released! Where elemental magic reigns and monsters lurk, and where Cyrus, a girl who can manipulate metal, and Aken, the last Scourgeblood, struggle in a world that is determined to either use them or destroy them.
To celebrate, book #1: Strayborn, is currently free on Kindle! (December 1st-5th)

How about some tea?

My favorite tea is Earl Grey! I even created my own version of it in Draev Guardians, called Earl Heavensing.

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H.L. Burke spills the tea on Power Play (Supervillain Rescue Project #2)

H.L. Burke spills the tea on Power Play (Supervillain Rescue Project #2)

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as H.L. Burke stops by to spill the tea on her new sci-fi preorder-alert, Power Play, book 2 in the Supervillain Rescue Project. Post contains affiliate links.

Ok, H.L. spill it!

Book two in my YA superhero series is about to launch. The heroes have assembled and this time … they’re playing D&D? Superheroes meet LITRPG Portal Fantasy in this new YA Superhero adventure. Plus there’s a magical ferret.

That sounds awesome (are all ferrets not magical?). How about some tea?

I’m from Oregon, so I like Stash Tea. It’s very local. Licorice spice is a favorite.

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Book & Tea Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Book & Tea Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Today I’ve got a tea-infused book recommendation for you! This post contains affiliate links.

The tea:
Plum Spice from Simple Loose Leaf Tea

The book:
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

I managed to snag a signed copy at a local bookstore without even realizing it.

These two pair well because they’re both: Tart, bold, and with spice. And I thought the color perfect for this sometimes bloody tale.

This tea was in my November subscription box. I do love a good herbal tea for when I can’t have caffeine. It has coconut, apple, and cranberry pieces, as well as hibiscus, cranberry, and ginger. And of course that gorgeous color is from the hibiscus and cranberries.

“I leaned back, studying her as she finished my bun. A bit of icing covered her lip. Her nose was still red from the cold, her hair wild and windblown. My little heathen.”

Lou possibly is a little heathen, a strong-willed survivor with a snarky attitude who has been living in the attic of a theater (hiding from the other witches) until her unfortunate run-in with the witch-hunters, the Chasseurs.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said finally.
“A dangerous pastime.”

Serpent and Dove is YA Fantasy, rife with deadly magic, snarky characters, and a enemies to lovers romance that I actually enjoyed (seeing as how I am very selective of romance reads). I would definitely classify it as New Adult though, because of the 🔥 spicy scenes.

Towards the end, I immediately bought books 2&3 because I was hooked.

The intricate magic system fascinated me, since I always think fictional witches are interesting. Every bit of magic has a price. From broken fingers to losing memories, Lou must always sacrifice something.

The only thing that drew me out of the book from time to time was the thoroughly modern language Lou used sometimes. She was clever, and witty, and occasionally anachronistic.

So all in all, this book was definitely my cup of tea. And so was the cup of tea.

Steampunk & Gaslamp Fantasy fest

Steampunk & Gaslamp Fantasy fest

I recently started organizing some book promotions through Bookfunnel, and the first one is all about Steampunk and Gaslamp fantasy books!

What is steampunk? Think Victorian era with a more technology, mainly steam with heavy use of gears. A subgenre of science-fiction, this retrofuturistic style also goes hand in hand nicely with gaslamp fantasy, which is a little lower-tech.

Two of my books are featured in this awesome roundup of steampunk and gaslamp fantasy books (The Alchemyst’s Mirror, and The Clockwork Ice Dragon).

There’s no signup, no catch, just a curated collection of books!