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An SPFBO Goodbye

Hello, lovelies! This is a bittersweet post to write. As I'm sure many know, I'm stepping away from judging SPFBO (Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off), after serving two years as a judge. I got into the contest after Mark Lawrence reached out to me to help a blogger finish her batch of books during the first… Continue reading An SPFBO Goodbye

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Blood of Heirs: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Blood of Heirs Author: Alicia Wanstall-Burke Published: October 2018 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 9 out of 10 Blurb: Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls… Continue reading Blood of Heirs: SPFBO Finalist

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The Sword of Kaigen: SPFBO 5

Title: The Sword of Kaigen Author: M.L. Wang Published: February 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 10 out of 10 Blurb: A mother struggling to repress her violent past, A son struggling to grasp his violent future, A father blind to the danger that threatens them all. When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will… Continue reading The Sword of Kaigen: SPFBO 5

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Never Die: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Never Die Author: Rob J. Hayes Published: January 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 6 out of 10 Blurb: Samurai, shinigami, vengeful spirits, and an impossible quest. Itami Cho has earned the name Whispering Blade. She is a Shintei warrior, sworn to the path of oaths and honour. But keeping her oaths has always been… Continue reading Never Die: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Kalanon’s Rising: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Kalanon's Rising Author: Darian Smith Published: October 2016 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Blurb: Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world. Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King's cousin… Continue reading Kalanon’s Rising: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Blade’s Edge: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Blade's Edge Author: Virginia McClain Published: 2015 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 4 out of 10 Blurb: Mishi and Taka live each day of their lives with the shadow of death lurking behind them. The struggle to hide the elemental powers that mark the two girls as Kisōshi separates them from the other orphans, yet… Continue reading Blade’s Edge: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Spark City: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Spark City Author: Robert J. Power Published: March 2018 Amount Read: DNF @ 40% Rating: 2 out of 10 Blurb: Despite his warriors’ lineage, Erroh would rather waste his potential stumbling alone from one tavern to the next, drinking and gambling. Fate, however, has greater plans for him. After decades of peace, a great… Continue reading Spark City: SPFBO Finalist

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Beggar’s Rebellion: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Beggar's Rebellion Author: Levi Jacobs Published: February 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 7 out of 10 Blurb: The Councilate controls everything except the truth. I have nothing save my discovery—but with this shall I destroy an empire. Tai Kulga lost the rebellion and his best friend on the same day, stripping him of his… Continue reading Beggar’s Rebellion: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Thoughts Stained With Ink SPFBO 5 Finalist Announcement!

Hello, lovelies! It has been such a wonderful time for me here as a solo judge for the first time for SPFBO, after being adding late in the process last year. I've read so many wonderful books, made a lot of connections and had a chance to help break the stigma that self-published books are… Continue reading Thoughts Stained With Ink SPFBO 5 Finalist Announcement!

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SPFBO 5 Read, Review, Repeat Results: No 3

Hello, lovelies! We've reached the end (almost)! Only five fates left unknown, before we've reach my final semi-finalist! A few quick housekeeping things (repeated from my previous post): I know I mentioned I wanted to do mini reviews for books I didn't finish entirely and full reviews for books that I did read to completion,… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Read, Review, Repeat Results: No 3