Review & Giveaway | Power of Five by Alex Lidell


POWER OF FIVE
About the Book:
Title: POWER OF FIVE
Author: Alex Lidell
Pub. Date: May 4, 2018
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 312
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

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Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist. 

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn. 

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone... especially for Lera herself. 

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel. 



My review:

This is the very first novel of a brand new series. And, what an introduction to the series!
Lera and her quint's story had grasped my undivided attention from the very first paragraph, so well-written and adventurous from the first 'till the last chapter, making you craving for more and urging you to get the next book right away.
It's really no wonder I read "Power of Five" in one sitting.

At this point you might be wondering what I meant by "Lera's quint" earlier. So, first things first.
Our story starts with the four male Fae mighty warriors watching over the newly (and magically) appointed part of their group. They are called a quint, which should always consist of 5 Fae members.
So, what is going to happen to their quint when magic decides that Lera, a mere 20-year-old female mortal should join them?

The short answer? A truly earth-shattering sequence of events.

The only thing that is certain is that this bond can prove dangerous not just for the mortal Lera, but for everyone, in many different ways.

At this point, I would also like to add that, although this book is a reverse harem, it surely isn't just for fans of this particular genre.
In contrast, if you like anything from fantasy and Fae, to strong, independent women and tall, brooding males, you will positively adore this novel.

It was also so well-written and -structured that it only made me more itchy to find more of the author's works and add them to my TBR pile immediately.


All in all, 5 stars for an amazing read that kept me 
glued to my kindle until "The End" and
a story I can never recommend enough.





About Alex:
Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.

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5/11/2018- What's Beyond Forks?Review
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5/14/2018- Le Petit PhotographReview
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5/15/2018- Smada's Book SmackReview
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5/16/2018- Paperback PrincessReview
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Excerpt & Giveaway | The Venerate Order by Troy Dukart



THE VENERATE ORDER
About the Book:
Author: Troy Dukart
Pub. Date: February 26, 2018
Publisher: Creativia
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 217
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonTBD

Strafe Rocknus has suffered hard losses in his life, but now things are looking up for the college graduate. 

He has a sizzling girlfriend, good friends and a bright career ahead of him. But one day, Strafe awakes in a mysterious cavern, discovers an ancient artifact, and unwittingly ignites a war that spans two worlds: his own, and one he never knew existed. 

With the abyss of the unknown before him, Strafe enters the swirling darkness. Desperate, he must navigate a new and hostile world on the brink of catastrophe, and learn the truth of who he is, while facing a darkness with the power to destroy everything Strafe has ever cared about. 

Soon, he will discover that his greatest strength comes from those he fights for.

 Excerpt:

When we walked in, I noticed that the sword was in the same spot where I had put it the day before.

“Professor, why didn't anyone put this away? What if someone were to take it?” I said to him.
He smiled at me, looked at the sword and said, “I tried to move it. Nobody could steal it if they'd wanted to. You see, it won't budge an inch. It might as well weigh a ton! Also, it glows white and blue around non-violent people, like the nurses, but when a gang member was brought in with a knife wound, I was told it glowed bright red as they passed by. That is why I am truly intrigued to see this cave you have found.”
The sword wouldn't budge? It reacted to a person's nature as well?
“Please take it with you Strafe. The Mayor has requested our presence at his office,” the Professor informed me. When I went over to grab it, I picked it up with ease. I could see curiosity in the professor's eyes when I did this.
We exited and drove across town to the Mayor's office. When we were escorted in, I noticed there were many men talking with the Mayor, wearing unusual uniforms that I didn't recognize. And, they were all wearing the same pendant as Mayor Chiller.
“Gentlemen, please come in and sit down,” the Mayor gestured toward some vacant chairs. The room felt hostile, as though it were full of wolves.
“Pardon my curiosity, but who are these people? Are they FBI?” Professor Sighter asked. One man with slicked back, blonde hair stepped up and offered to shake his hand. The professor noticed the man's eyes had red-colored irises. He declined.
“Please allow me to introduce myself and the others. My name is Tiras Strand. I am the United States representative of the Federation of Worldwide Ancient Societies or FOWAS, based in Oslo, Norway. It is an honor to meet you, sir. I believe you are familiar with us Professor?”
“Yes I am,” Sighter responded, “Your people have quite a history, I might even say a reputation. My colleagues have heard of priceless artifacts going missing under your trust, suspecting they had been sold on the European Black Market.”





About Troy:
Troy Dukart is the author of the Venerate Saga (The Venerate Order, The Venerate Redemption, sequels to follow).

Troy grew up outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. Troy is recognized by Toastmasters International as an Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze.

He's lived in Japan as well as California. He loves to travel.

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5/16/2018- BookHoundsInterview
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5/17/2018- Kat's BooksReview

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5/18/2018- Two Chicks on Books- Interview


Release Blitz & $25 Amazon Giveaway | Power of Five by Alex Lidell


I am so excited that POWER OR FIVE by Alex Lidell is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Alex Lidell, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Alex and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About the Book:

Title: POWER OF FIVE
Author: Alex Lidell
Pub. Date: May 4, 2018
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 312
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!!!

Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist. 

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn. 

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone... especially for Lera herself. 

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel. 





Excerpt:

Shade’s neck bobs and he catches my wrist, the few inches of air between us suddenly thick. Crackling. His mouth opens slightly, the elongated canines near and sharp and glistening with danger. My chest tightens, my breath suddenly gone from my lungs.
“You . . . have long lashes,” I say, leaning closer. “Girls would kill for those.”
“I have many long things,” Shade breathes, his hand cupping the back of my head, tangling in my hair. “Patience, it seems, is not one of them.” 
I open my lips to respond, only to find Shade’s mouth covering mine, his lips soft and warm enough to heat a whole palace. My own mouth yields in answer, and Shade’s kiss deepens, the hand in my hair tightening until my whole scalp tingles. Sings. Stars.
Shade pulls away slowly, his canines gently scraping my lower lip as I moan softly into him.
My heart pounds, the warmth between my legs a downright flame, and I try to catch my breath. “Did you plan that?” I demand.
Shade grins, makes a noncommittal sound, and turns back into his wolf, demonstratively making a circle on my bed before curling up with his tail over his nose. His body manages to press against my back, his rhythmic breathing soothing and steady.
“Why do you do that?” I ask when I can speak again. “Stay in your wolf form so much?”
No answer.
“Being a wolf to avoid talking to me while lounging around on my bedding is a dirty, cowardly trick.”
Shade snorts, buries his head deeper beneath his paws, and settles into a calm sleep punctuated by soft snores that turn into whimpers when I shift out of reach. Frowning, I move closer, resting my hand on the sleeping wolf’s flank. The whimpering stops, the rhythmic rise of his chest and his twitching eyelids speaking of a dream-filled slumber.




About Alex:
Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.

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1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, INTERNATIONAL.




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