Unfrozen by Regine Abel – Feature

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About Unfrozen

When the penitentiary ship she’s incarcerated in gets sucked into an anomaly, Lydia barely survives the crash onto an alien planet. Only the sadistic experiments performed on her by the prison’s scientist allow her to survive this harsh and dangerous world. The future looks grim until she stumbles upon a magnificent city of ice and its most unusual inhabitant.

Kai is fascinated by the delicate stranger fallen from the stars with the power to bring his hibernating city back to life. She stirs emotions long forgotten by his frozen heartstone. Can she be the salvation of his people or will the trap set by the Creator bring about their collective doom?

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Series: Valos of Sonhadra Book 9 (standalone)
Release Date: February 15, 2018

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About the series Valos of Sonhadra

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About the Author

Regine Abel is a fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi junky. Anything with a bit of magic, a touch of the unusual and definitely a lot of romance, will have her jumping for joy. Hot alien warriors meeting no-nonsense, kick-ass heroine give her warm fuzzies. Through her Veredian Chronicles series, Regine will take you to an exciting alien world full of mystery, action, passion and new beginnings. Follow Amalia and her Veredian sisters – enslaved, exploited and hunted – as they fight for their freedom and the right to love. In her Dark Tales series, Regine will make you rediscover the fairy tales of your youth in a sexy, dark, and twisted reimagining of the classics.

When not writing or reading, Regine surrenders to the other passion in her life: video games! As a professional Game Designer and Creative Director, her career has led her from her home in Canada to the US and various countries in Europe and Asia.

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The Sorcery and Steam Bundle – Feature

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This looks like a great bundle. Of course, Pauline Baird Jones in the mix always helps. Her contribution is Specters in the Storm. Perhaps you will recall my review – I loved it!  Read on to find out how the story bundle works and how you can get it.

THE SORCERY AND STEAM BUNDLE

The Sorcery and Steam Bundle – Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Sorcery. Steam. Ghosts. A touch of romance. Mythic creatures. Some truly violent bad guys. And one little black cat.

This bundle has everything in this bundle that a fantasy reader could want.

Including magic.

Magic in all forms, from the magic that gods use when they come to Earth to magic that a familiar inspires when she helps a man with limited ability keep his spells fresh. Vampires and werewolves. Parasols and tea and lovely chocolates (can’t resist tea and chocolate!). And FBI agents facing killers and assassins who can kill with a blink.

There are new releases in this bundle. Usually writers contribute the first books in a series or a book that fits the theme but has been published for a long time. Four writers—Dayle A. Dermatis, Catherine Banks, Michelle Fox, and Kristne Kathryn Rusch— decided to put their most recent book in the bundle.

Pauline Baird Jones started the steampunk trend with her Specters in the Storm. Then came Fiction River: Alchemy & Steam, the anthology series’ popular steampunk volume.  And Gail Carriger, known for her steampunk novels – she contributes a book in the Delightfully Deadly series.

Ms. Carriger’s isn’t the only series. The bundle includes Ann Gimpel’s Coven Enforcers, Caridad Pineiro’s twelve-book Calling/Reborn books, and Melissa Snark’s six-book Ragnarök books.

In addition to steam, there is magic.  Dayle A. Dermatis’s Nikki Ashburne died, then got revived with an added skill—the ability to see ghosts. Both Catherine Banks and Melissa Snark have added mythic gods and goddesses into their fictional stew. The cat (every good bundle needs a cat) was provided by Kristine Kathryn Rusch in Familiarty.  Ruby, the familiar, would argue she’s more than a cat. She’s something special.

In addition to the magic and the steam, we have a charity to promote.

This bundle’s charity is AbleGamers. In the past twenty years or so, the online gaming world has become a major place for people all over the world to interact with each other. AbleGamers makes it possible for people with disabilities to participate, by providing everything from equipment personalized for each person’s needs to advice to the game developers on how to make their entertainment accessible.

Entertainment takes our mind off the troubles in the world. You can entertain yourself with this bundle, and pay for someone else’s entertainment in the online gaming world. Or you can buy the bundle as a gift, allowing a friend to read some of your favorite authors. As you pick up a copy of this bundle, please consider throwing in a few dollars to help AbleGamers.

The initial titles in the Sorcery and Steam Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

Alchemy and Steam by Fiction River
Familiarity by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
Blood and Magic by Ann Gimpel

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular titles, plus six more!

Specters in the Storm by Pauline Baird Jones
Rare Stakes by Michelle Fox
Valkyrie’s Vengeance & Hunger Moon – Ragnarok: Doom of the Gods 1-2 by Melissa Snark
Ghosted – Nikki Ashburne – Book 1 by Dayle A. Dermatis
Alys of Asgard by Catherine Banks
For Love or Vengeance by Caridad Pineiro

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. You can read it on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi and .pdf) for all books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.

The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves #1) by Maria Vale – Review

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Review by Riley

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About The Last Wolf

For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild.

If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die.
But if she stays…

Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack’s social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn’t all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves…

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Review of The Last Wolf

The Last Wolf book is the best wolf book I have ever read. I can’t even use the term ‘werewolf’ because the author does not use that term except in reference to movie portrayals of werewolves.

The members are the Great North Pack are either wild or they are in their skin. Silver prefers to be wild, but wears skin when needed. At the beginning of her story, she is a nilding – an unpaired wolf obligated to serve her echelon’s alpha. A most undesirable position. Her chance to change her lot appears when a stranger shows up, wounded and begging for sanctuary.

Taking a chance on Tiberious puts the runt Silver on the path to becoming the wolf she could be. Not because of Tiberious, but in spite of him. What follows is a fascinating look into the life, customs and philosophy of the wolf pack. Through Silver’s eyes, the reader is treated to the wildness of the great northern outdoors that she loves so well. Through Silver’s eyes, the pack relationships are detailed and brought to heartbreaking and heartwarming life. And through Silver’s eyes, the stranger becomes a integral part of a pack even though he is not one of them and is not even trusted.

The climax of the book will bring all of these elements together in a very satisfying conclusion. Though this is the first book of a series, the story is complete on it’s own. I am very please to have found this book and I will look forward to the next in the series.

Through Netgalley, the publisher provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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