Books and Me

Gifts for a Book Lover

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Do you know a book lover who needs a perfect gift? There’s no need to be stumped in the present buying department, just have a look at my top ten book lover gifts:

(All the following items are available via the accompanying Etsy links.)

Spoon bookmark from Milk and Honey Luxuries on Etsy.

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Tote book bag from Erikas Bag on Etsy.

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Mug from Stallings and Son on Etsy.

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Horse shoe bookends from Critters Co on Etsy.

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‘Sherlock’s Study’ scented candle from Frostbeard on Etsy.

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Hand typed C.S. Lewis Friendship quote from Quotype on Etsy.

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Book Pouch from Melvis Makes on Etsy.

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Shakespeare Earrings by Bookity on Etsy.

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Dewey Decimal for Literature scarf from Cyberoptix on Etsy.

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Harry Potter Bauble from Love Liesel Crafts from Etsy.

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What do you think of these beautiful gifts? I hope this has given you some inspiration. I know what is on my Christmas list…


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Muse-ical Inspiration

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My muse-ical inspiration at the moment is Wax Fang’s 2007 release, Majestic. My husband currently has this on his playlist, and it has slowly but surely been influencing my writing over this last week.

The intro is long, but worth it:

You may have heard this song when it was on American Dad, so I thought I’d share that bizarre video too:


Videos sourced from Youtube.com

EVO Nation: Book One, EVO Shift, Writing and Me

Obsessed By Books Indie Book World Awards 2016 Nominee

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Whoop Whoop! I’ve been nominated for the Obsessed by Books Indie Book World Awards 2016 in the ‘Best Urban Fantasy Author’ catergory. I’m more than a little chuffed!

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I would appreciate the support of my EVO readers on this one. All you have to do is follow the link to the facebook post and tick my name. Thank you in advance.

Vote for K.J. Chapman here!

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Thrown to The Blue

Countdown to Release

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Thrown to The Blue is released on Friday!!! I’m not counting down or anything…well, not much.

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You can preorder your copy here. OR, if you would like a review copy, please give me a shout.

Check out the beta and ARC ratings and reviews on Goodreads.


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Book Reviews, Books and Me

If You Like… A Darker Shade of Magic

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last travelers–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King–George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered–and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London–a place where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. .

Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…


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Blurbs sourced from Goodreads.com

Book Reviews, Books and Me

Review: When Darkness Breaks by Brianna West

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This review has been a long time coming for me. Brianna West is an auto-read author of mine because I love her paranormal romance series and spin offs. If you remember in my last review of her second book in the first spin off series, Guardian’s in Love, I made a hint to West to make a certain character the main protag in his own love story, and guess what? Not only does Simon have his own story, he has his own series! I’m not saying that my request swayed West in anyway, but hey, I’m a happy bunny.

Okay, let me break it down for you:

Original Series: Promiscus Guardians

Spin Off Series One: Guardians in Love

And the new spin off: The Underground Guardians

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Ebony has spent the last two hundred years trying to escape the Underworld, because who she is doesn’t match what’s in her heart. Being a demon that has a pure heart is unnatural, and those around her, mostly her family, want to keep her imprisoned for the rest of her life.

While escaping, she saves an angel imprisoned in the Underworld and the course of her entire life is change from the moment she meets the mysterious angel, Simon.

With the help of the Promiscus Guardians, and their lesser known subgroup, the Underground Guardians, Ebony is set on a path that will lead her to discovering the true depth behind her power, the value of her pure heart, and a life worth living. But will her undeniable connection with Simon lead to her undoing?

Thanks go to the author, Brianna West, for giving me a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

When Darkness Breaks is due for release in December 2016

Review:

Ebony is a high-demon with a pure heart, much to her family’s disgust. She can’t help but save the angel imprisoned by her father and brother, and in the process she meets the one person who can change her life and offer her something she has never before encountered…true love.

West has upped her writing game with this book. The story neatly runs alongside the original series, but covers a whole different aspect- demon/ dark guardians. The main protagonist, Ebony, is a high-demon and this takes the narrative on a gritty, darker path. I was expecting a stubborn, hard-headed demon protagonist, but was pleasantly surprised with naive, gentle Ebony. West writes her character so convincingly without making her seem weak or gullible.

Of course, there is the much anticipated love story, steamy scenes, action, and dreamy hunks. I mean, I would be pretty gutted if I didn’t get a West classic, but it was made all the better with the love interest being the legendary Simon. I know readers have been desperate to find out Simon’s story.

In summary, another hit from West, and another brilliant start to a series in a world I love.


The opinions expressed here are those of K.J.Chapman and no other parties

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review

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