Tempest of Bravoure: Kingdom Ascent
Valena D’Angelis invites us to fight back against tyranny in a unique fantasy world in Tempest of Bravoure: Kingdom Ascent! The once golden kingdom of Bravoure has fallen under the wicked rule of an elven prince. Now a young mage named Ahna sets out with a group of freedom fighters to free their people. I really enjoyed D’Angelis’ fresh take on things (having an elf as the villain was fun, and he was a great badguy)! Ahna was a really good character too, packed with depth and secrets of her own. If you love your fantasy along the lines of Dragon Prince or Dragon Age, definitely come battle for freedom in Kingdom Ascent!
The Way it Was
Mimi Flood shows us that love deserves a second chance with The Way it Was! Samantha Temple has had to piece her heart back together after a betrayal. Now, years later, she revisits that pain as she contemplates giving her heart away again. Flood captures all the beauty and realism that makes contemporary romance great! I really felt for Sam and experienced the highs and lows with her. If you love a realistic romance complete with great emotion, come give this second chance novel a first chance!
Germs of War
Ketan Desai delivers a taut medical terrorism thriller with Germs of War! We have all experienced the horrors of a pandemic, and in Desai’s thriller the ability to infect millions has been weaponized by terrorists. Now begins the race to stop a global catastrophe. Desai builds the realism of the plot well while also expertly ratcheting up the tension! I was pleasantly reminded of classics like Rainbow Six with a modern feel. If you love medical thrillers and antiterrorism action stories, definitely come get infected by Germs of War!
Dania Rose Nasca
Dania Rosa Nasca shares her personal experience living in communist controlled Cuba in her exciting and touching autobiography Lights Out! Dania walks us through what life was really like living under communist rule, from dealing with government informants to attempting to preserve Cuba’s rich history. Nasca’s narrative was beautiful and touching, and really gave an intimate view of day to day life, of struggles and triumphs in communist Cuba! It was fascinating seeing the very human struggle, but the tribute to Cuba’s history was also fantastic and engrossing! If you love history or even political thrillers, definitely come view life through Dania’s eyes in Lights Out!