Unlikely Hero by Sian B. Claven
Unlike any space adventure you’ve ever been on before.
Jasy is a Spacehiker, an illegal traveller traipsing across the civilised universe, and she wants nothing more than to make her way here and there on her own. Befriended by a spaceport bar owner, she is enticed with a payout she can’t ignore to escort two strangers to Dark Space. Little does she know that his is the start of an adventure she is not sure she is ready to have. With Markus and Zara in tow, Jasy must spacehike through galaxies and across planets, all the while evading the nefarious guards and pirates that are out for their blood. Will Jasy’s quick wits and vast space knowledge be enough to get them to safety?
Born in South Africa, in the heart of Johannesburg, Sian Claven grew up with a vivid imagination. When she wasn't immersing herself in books, she was actively creating her own stories.
At 29 years old, left to her own devices after her sister immigrated, Sian, wrote her first horror book Ensnared and dared to publish it under the guidance of indie authors Toni Cox and Ashleigh Giannaccaro.
Now she has released more than ten books including a thriller and sci-fi fantasy.
In 2019, Sian took up the challenge of publishing 11 books in 11 months.
Sian came second place in the First Annual Indie Awards for Favourite African Author.
Sian's book, Sylvana, the final book in her Butcher series, made the Amazon top 100 best sellers list in several categories across three countries.
In 2020 Sian reached International Best Seller status with her story Shh... as part of the Soul's Day box set and her story Neutral Ground with the Possessed by Passion box set.
In her spare time, Sian is an avid Harry Potter fan, pop collector and Bingo addict. She resides in Johannesburg with her 2 best friends, their 6 dogs and 2 cats.
Blood Of My Blood by Kat Gracey
Blood of my blood...
Alexis is about to take over as the high priestess of the Anuri Clan of witches. Given the knowledge at a young age, she has always known how her life would turn out. Which is why she is determined to have some fun before taking up her duty.
Her attempt at a fun night out doesn't go to plan, when she discovers a badly injured man at her house. He claims that vampires are forming an army, one that could wipe out the human race. Alexis is their only hope.
It is time for Alexis to accept her birthright, but is she strong enough to take on an army of vampires?
A dark fantasy novel. 18+ due to mature content
Dirty Deeds: An Urban Fantasy Collection
Dirty Deeds: An Urban Fantasy Collection
A really enjoyable book with some great characters. I loved the supernatural elements and in particular the story with Jane Yellowrock. Urban fantasy fans will love this collection. Highly recommeded.
Between by L. L. Starling
A bewitching, fiendishly funny cautionary tale about the perils of gatecrashing fairy tale kingdoms—particularly ones with drunken unicorns, bored dragons, and sorcerers in tight, leather pants. Sasha Pierce hasn’t had a single dream since she was a child…
... until she accepts a substitute teaching position in the charmingly witchy village of Old Middleton. Her first dream in twenty-five years ought to be enchanting, but her wonder quickly turns to shock when she realizes that it’s not a dream at all, but an entirely different sort of magic. Catapulted into the fairy tale kingdom of Between through an ancient portal, Sasha’s astonishment is swiftly upgraded to panic when she accidentally performs a supposedly impossible feat and is declared the True Queen of Between … and betrothed to its infuriatingly handsome sorcerer-king.
Lorn, Shadow King of Between, is desperate to break free from Between’s clutches. Magically tethered to the ramshackle kingdom, he wages a daily battle to save his disreputable subjects from rampaging magical creatures, sinkholes, and catastrophes of the distressingly lethal variety. To avoid an early grave, he needs an escape plan, not a wife...until he learns that this magicless mortal holds the key to his freedom.
Unwilling to leave her world to accept the crown—or the husband—Sasha must race against the clock to disentangle herself from this fairy tale. But her empty throne leaves a dangerous rift between their worlds. As dark forces descend upon Old Middleton, the two must make a choice: work together or unleash fairytale chaos upon their realms.
Between is the spellbinding first novel in The Chronicles of Between fantasy series. Filled with feisty, fairytale-savvy heroines, swoon-worthy sorcerers, slow burn romance, morose minotaurs, and bawdy witches it’s a laugh-out-loud fairy tale romp.
L. L. Starling is an Australian fantasy writer who lives in Madison, Wisconsin—right in the midst of the deliciousness that is ‘America’s Dairyland.’ She loves small dogs, bucket-sized iced lattes, glitter and crowns of all sorts, Wonder Woman, Bowie, smiting all those who oppose her plans for world domination, and the music of the 80s (especially the power ballads, which she sings into her hairdryer on the ‘cool’ setting so that her hair blows around in a suitably epic fashion). 'Between' is her debut novel.
A well written, slightly wacky tale that I really enjoyed. Highly recommended.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”