The Journey Begins

My first ever post. I published this around a year ago. I can’t believe I’ve came this far. Never thought the blogging community would be this friendly. I’m so thankful for all the followers. I’m looking forward to writing and reading more fantastic blogs. The post below is what i wrote first. Yes I know it’s abit cringy 🤣

 

 

 

Thanks for joining me! This blog will be mainly books reviews but will post random and nerdy things also.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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Low Town: A Novel by Daniel Polansky

Set in a fantasy town which is full of drug dealers, dirty police and politics and sorcery. In this crime infested city lies a place called Low Town. A place where most people avoid as it’s ran by an evil warlord called the Warden.

The Warden uses his violent skills and streetwise knowledge to make as much money as he can. Paying of police to look the other way so nothing interferes with his running of low town.

The warden has a chequered past and there’s more to him than we first thought. The Warden starts to wonder why a number of children are being murdered through out Low Town. Even though this is quite normal. It’s how these murders are happening.

The warden now wants to find out who or what is doing this in his town. The warden walks into a dangerous game being played by powers not even he can comprehend.

I really enjoyed this book and would give it 4/5 so definitely worth a read. Especially if you like fantasy/thriller books. Daniel Polansky done a really well with this book and look forward to reading the other books in the series.

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso 10/10 #bookbloggerreviews

I was very lucky to find this book on a market stall. I immediately seen the cover and thought I’d have alook at it. I was trying to read the description while also being pulled around from my toddler who wouldn’t keep still. Anyway I bought it plus a few others and returned home shortly after. I decided to read it straight away and so glad I did. I’m not the fasted of readers but did manage to read it quite quickly (don’t ask) 😁 from start to finish Melissa Caruso done a fantastic job of writing this book (so glad there’s a second book coming out). Not everyone had abilities but people who did have them had a rimg around their iris called a mage mark. When someone has a mage mark they aren’t allowed to be left alone they have to have someone watch over them called a falcon and wear something called a Jess which locks that person abilities until the falcon says a special phrase then they will be unleashed to use their abilities. The book concentrates on two woman one is a warlock her ability is the most dangerous and very consuming as once unleased it hard to control it. And the other is an heir to a very powerful family in the empire (think of a princess type character). The warlock hates her for a while during the book as she thinks she being controlled by the falcon. The falcon will only unleash the warlock unless she absolutely has to. So when some trouble happens the warlock just wants to be unleashed and burn everything to the ground. It does have abit of a love story in it and good balance of characters. I’m looking forward to the second book in the series which I will be purchasing as soon as its released.

Two polluted black heart romances. (The water kingdom series)

Description

Welcome to Los Angeles—but not the LA you know. Here, humans coexist with vampires, mummies, fairies, and other nonhuman entities. Everyone’s just trying to get by for the most part—but some are having more difficulty than others.
A vampire named Cade, a fairy named Sabrina, and a mummy named Moselle are on the lam after exposing the existence of the Otherworldly Assembly, a shadowy organization of paranormal beings. The assembly has sent terrifying assassins called wraiths to exact revenge. The nonhuman trio is in for a real horror show, and they don’t know the half of it—another threat looms, and its destructive ambitions are vast.
Meanwhile, a human named Jackson is recovering from a near-death experience. Old memories and new loves flood his brain, and he’s having trouble finding an outlet for all these feelings—that’s when Sabrina the fairy catches his eye.
Two Polluted Black-Heart Romances, a fast-paced adventure filled with high stakes and unexpected twists, continues the action-packed saga that began with One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail. When unimaginable dangers threaten the planet they all share, humans and nonhumans find a common cause and must work together to prevent disaster.

 

I was lucky enough to recieve this book from the author himself Kevin James Breaux by email and under strict instructions not to send it to other people (which I didn’t) 😂

The cover of the book looks amazing as did the first book (I wish I had them on my shelf 😂)

The book starts off right after the first book (which is brilliant as there isn’t a gap between each book) action from the onset between every otherworldly creatures imaginable. As our plucky group seem to go their own way and do their own things they’re immediately thrown back into surviving and helping each other.

The story goes between each character as you’re following them through their own eyes. Each character is unique and have their own special abilities. Sabrina who is a fairy now has a bodyguard called Weston who is an air spirit and she is about to sign a record deal trying to live a normal life. Jackson who is human and Moselle who is a mummy are in her subbasement keeping safe. Then there is Cade who is a vampire (my favourite character) now has to go back to his family to sleep before he turns into a ghoul. I like how the book is set in modern times which is really relatable (not set hundreds of years ago as nobody can relate to that 😂) as Hollywood celebrities were being name dropped.

The background of each of the characters have been really well written (mainly in the first book) but you do discover more of their past in this book also. Which helps you understand the characters that much more. Kevin introduces new characters in this book also which didn’t come as a suprise. The new characters fit in really well and felt like they had been there from the beginning. I especially like Joe if Cade wasn’t in this book then he would’ve been my favourite character.

I’m not one who usually reads books with vampires,fairies and mummies but these books have piqued my interest. I need to discover more books like this.

I can’t recommend this book enough. If you like reading fantasy books then please pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed (obviously buy the first book 😂)

I’d give this book a 4.9/5.

 

 

 

I can’t thank Kevin enough for sending me this book I really do appreciate it.

King of Thornes by Mark Lawrence

My review of King of thornes by Mark Lawrence. This is book number 2 in the series and I highly recommend reading the first book as it’s a good read. This book was to good to put down I read it through quite quickly. It’s also probably one of my favourite series also. (I’ve got quite a few 😁) anyway back with the main man that is Jorg who is still a sociopath and all around ass hat but in a good way. It’s gone forward 4 years from the last book but it does go back amd forth to him being younger throughout some of the chapters.

I would’ve enjoyed this book more if it delved into the magic/necromancer abit more as you don’t really know where it comes from or how he gets them. Also they develope randomly especially when in a heated scene.

Violence yes theres lots of it from start to finish and quite graphic. There is some sexual references but nothing to graphic.

A Dark time comes.
My time.
If it offends you.
Stop Me.

Beard Blog #4

How’s the beard coming in great I hope.

Hopefully your maintaining your beard yourself or going to a beard professional and getting it trimmed every other haircut.

Mine is at the length now where if I goto trim it myself either I take a chunk out of and up shaving it all off or take some off then it looks uneven everywhere else.

 

I would like to do some beard product reviews soon. Just need to find a range of different products.

Fools Errand by Robin Hobb

I keep thinking how can Robin Hobb put our poor Fitz through so many trials and tribulations that he keeps coming back for more. Fitz as a character has to be one of my favourites. We’ve seen him develop from a young boy into a man and has been put through his paces. If your looking for a new series of books to read then I highly recommend these (theres quite alot of them)

 

FitzChivalry Farseer has removed himself from the hustle and bustle of Buckkeep and now resides in once abandoned cottage now he calls home. Fitz is enjoying the quiet life but the yearn to use his magic is enticing. Everyday he sits on a bench on a cliff and tries desperately not to reach out but sometimes his magic just takes over.

Visitors do come every so often to check on Fitz but they are usually spaced apart and not in quick concession. His Uncle old assassin mentor tries to persuade Fitz to come back to Buckkeep and fulfill his rightful duty as a bastard prince.

The fool visits him and beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny.

Then one day Fitz receives a summons that he can’t ignore. His nephew Prince Dutiful has vanished just before he is about to be married. Fitz is the only person who could find him. Fitz using his Wit/Beast magic to find his nephew before his bride arrives to save the six duchies from political embarrassment.

On his travels Fitz’s loyalties will be tested to the breaking point.

This book does have some violence and some sexual preferences. I’d give this book a 4.95/5

Low Town: A Novel by Daniel Polansky

Set in a fantasy town which is full of drug dealers, dirty police and politics and sorcery. In this crime infested city lies a place called Low Town. A place where most people avoid as it’s ran by an evil warlord called the Warden.

The Warden uses his violent skills and streetwise knowledge to make as much money as he can. Paying of police to look the other way so nothing interferes with his running of low town.

The warden has a chequered past and there’s more to him than we first thought. The Warden starts to wonder why a number of children are being murdered through out Low Town. Even though this is quite normal. It’s how these murders are happening.

The warden now wants to find out who or what is doing this in his town. The warden walks into a dangerous game being played by powers not even he can comprehend.

I really enjoyed this book and would give it 4/5 so definitely worth a read. Especially if you like fantasy/thriller books. Daniel Polansky done a really well with this book and look forward to reading the other books in the series.

Goals

I’ve never set myself goals in life. As I think I would be to pressurized into making sure that they get done. As I’m a pretty laid back kind of guy I usually just go with the flow.

I would like to set some goals for my blog but I won’t be to disheartened if it doesn’t happen.

Obviously I love interacting with fellow bloggers. So I’m going to make more of an effort to interact.

I’m thinking about creating a Facebook page (even though I’m not a fan) but think it would help get my blog out there.

I’m still going to do book reviews and also random other blogs as I’ve got an ever growing list. I just need to space them out so I don’t publish them all at the same time and run out of ideas 😂

Obviously I’d like more followers but that will come with time unless I can bribe them with something 😁

I did also have create better content. The content you make doesn’t have to be better. It’s your blog so you can do what you want with it. Some of the blogs I follow are amazing. I’d like to write like some of them. The more blogs I read I think I’m learning how other people do their blogs and hopefully transfer that into my own blog.