~*~ New Release & Spotlight ~*~ A Fistful of Frost (Madison Fox #3) by Rebecca Chastain

Madison’s job—and soul—are on thin ice.

Madison Fox is determined to reform Jamie, her half-evil pooka, but the bond linking her to Jamie works both ways. Already, it has manipulated her into bending the rules. If she continues down this path, she could doom her soul. Since her judgment can’t be trusted, a high-ranking inspector now dictates Madison’s every interaction with Jamie, and each directive drives them further apart.

Unfortunately, Madison has bigger issues than the potential degradation of her soul. Winter has struck with a vengeance. Frost moths plague the entire state, reinforcing the artificially frigid temperature. Worse, cold-blooded, soul-stealing enemies are flocking into her region from the north—creatures Madison has little defense against.

With the inspector scrutinizing her every misstep, Madison is in for the battle of her life. If she hopes to survive, she must make an impossible choice: save herself and her region or save Jamie.

An imaginative urban fantasy filled with heart, humor, and plenty of butt-kicking action—A Fistful of Frost is a book you won’t want to miss!

Buy now to continue the suspenseful adventure today!

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BD3QWXM

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Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07BD3QWXM

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07BD3QWXM

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Madison finally gets her date with Dr. Love—and if they had picked any other restaurant, she might have had a chance to enjoy it, too . . .

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Excerpt 

I expected the inspector to look like an Army Ranger, tall, muscular, and radiating an “I could kill you if I wanted to” vibe. The woman who stepped from the car shattered my assumptions. Midfifties, petite, and pale, with a slash of bright auburn in her chin-length white-blond hair, Inspector Pamela Hennessey didn’t look authoritative until her assessing gaze landed on me. Then I fought not to squirm.

“Madison Fox and the pooka Jamie,” she said, not quite a greeting and not a question. It would have sounded rude if not delivered in her posh British accent. “I’ve heard a lot about you.”

“All good, I hope,” I quipped.

She eyed me up and down, giving me a noncommittal, “Mmm.”

My smile froze at the corners.

Rose climbed from the driver’s seat and shut the car door with more force than necessary. The Latina empath gave me a curt nod, as if we were strangers and not coworkers and friends. What the hell? I stopped pretending to smile. Jamie shifted closer, brushing his gloved hand against mine, worry crinkling his eyebrows as he read the tension of the group. I gave him a shoulder bump to reassure him, pretending to be relaxed. Pamela’s gaze snapped from our touching hands to our shoulders to our faces, and I fought the urge to leap away from Jamie as if I were doing something wrong.

“Give me a net and let’s get your purity test out of the way, Madison,” the inspector said.

“Pardon me?” Wasn’t a purity test a medieval way to judge a woman’s virginity? Not only had that ship long since sailed, but I also didn’t see how it would be relevant—or anyone’s business. I checked Brad’s neutral expression. Did details about my sex life fall under the impress her or don’t embarrass me category?

The inspector rounded on Brad, wispy-fine hair flaring on either side of her pink headband earmuffs. “She doesn’t know what a purity test is? You haven’t tested her once in the last five days?”

“Madison’s purity has never been in question.”

A warning frizzled down my spine at Brad’s bland tone. She’d put him on the defense. I glanced to Rose for a clue, but she only grimaced and looked away.

“Don’t let your recent victories make you arrogant, Brad,” Pamela said. “Of course her purity is in question. She’s bonded to a pooka.”

Aha! This wasn’t about virginity; this was about Jamie’s dual nature and the metaphysical bond he’d placed on me. I’d been warned—repeatedly—to be careful of Jamie’s darker half; more than one bonded enforcer had been corrupted by a pooka’s morally ambiguous influence. No one had mentioned purity tests.

“This is to see if Jamie has . . . changed me?” I asked, choosing my words carefully in deference to Jamie. Nothing in his expression said he took offense to the insinuation that our link might have tainted me. He saw nothing wrong with wielding atrum as readily as lux lucis, and if I failed a purity test, it’d probably make him happy.

“Changed you?” Pamela echoed. “No. I need to know if the pooka’s bond has sullied you.”

So much for being tactful. I peeked sideways at Jamie, but he hadn’t reacted, his gaze focused beyond Pamela on the people walking by.

“Is there a problem?” the inspector asked.

 

“No. Of course not, but, Inspector Hennessey—” I shot Brad a desperate look.

“Call me Pamela. Never Pam.”

“Got it. Um, Pamela—”

“She doesn’t know how to make a net,” Brad said for me.

“Why not?” Pamela demanded, spinning to confront my boss again, the hem of her wool coat flaring to reveal the calves of her pale leather boots.

“I haven’t had the luxury of instituting a methodical training regimen with Madison.”

“Mmm,” Pamela said.

I was starting to hate that noise.

“And if she encountered a frost moth?” she asked.

“She has a lighter.”

One I’d purchased this afternoon at Brad’s insistence. Shaped like a small blowtorch, with a trigger to ignite the flame, it was the fanciest lighter I’d ever owned. It also had the distinction of being the only lighter I’d ever purchased with the intention of using as a weapon—or at least I thought that was the plan. I pressed my lips together. Now wouldn’t be a good time to confess that after reading Val’s entry on sjel tyver, I’d completely forgotten to ask the handbook about frost moths—what they looked like, where to find them, or how to kill them.

“I can instruct Madison on nets now,” Brad offered.

The inspector shook her head. “Let’s get the inquisition out of the way.”

The what?

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REBECCA CHASTAIN is the USA Today bestselling author of the Madison Fox Adventures urban fantasy series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles fantasy trilogy, among other works. Inside her novels, you’ll find spellbinding adventures packed with supernatural creatures, thrilling action, heartwarming characters (human and otherwise), and more than a little humor. Rebecca lives in Northern California with her charming husband and three bossy cats.

~*~ Review ~*~ Deadlines and Dryads (Terra Haven Chronicles #1) by Rebecca Chastain

Synopsis:

Getting the scoop might cost Kylie and her gargoyle companion their lives…

Dryads are a reclusive, passive species—or they used to be. Overnight, the peaceful woodland creatures have turned violent, attacking travelers with crude weapons and whipping the trees of their grove into a ferocious frenzy.

When rumors of the dryads’ bizarre behavior reaches journalist Kylie Grayson, she pounces on the story, determined to unearth the reason behind the dryads’ hostile transformation. Accompanied by Quinn, her young gargoyle friend, Kylie plunges into the heart of the malevolent grove. But nothing she’s learned prepares her for the terrifying conflict she uncovers…

USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Chastain returns to the beloved world of the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles for a brand-new spellbinding adventure of elemental magic and courageous gargoyles. If you love action-packed stories filled with mythical creatures, brave heroines, and adorable sidekicks, you’ll love Deadlines & Dryads.

Links:

Amazon, US: http://amzn.to/2Bn9110

Amazon, Everywhere: http://bit.ly/2nVMNgS
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2C1L5ga
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2AjZDal
iBooks: http://apple.co/2BpICQ3
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2C4T4sG
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2CfPNb8

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My Review:

Deadlines and Dryads is the first story in a new series set in the same world as Rebecca Chastain’s Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles. You don’t have to read the original series first (although I’d highly recommend it because I really enjoyed reading that one)

A once in a lifetime event is about to happen and the Terra Haven newspaper has given all of it’s reporters 48 hours to come up with the most impressive story they can find. Junior reporter Kylie Grayson is determined to win. The prize is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

I love how determined Kylie is and the way she is able to keep fighting for what she wants no matter how many knocks she gets along the way. Luckily Kylie has a few allies in her corner to help, starting with adorable gargoyle and reporter in training Quinn.

Dryads are in the uproar – what had happened, will she manage to get out of this alive?
Really interesting story!

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Rebecca Chastain’s Bio:

Rebecca Chastain is the USA Today bestselling author of the Madison Fox urban fantasy series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles fantasy trilogy, among other works. Inside her novels, you’ll find spellbinding adventures packed with supernatural creatures, thrilling action, heartwarming characters (human and otherwise), and more than a little humor. Rebecca lives in Northern California with her charming husband and three bossy cats.

You can find Rebecca online at:

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rebecca-chastain

~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Secrets Of The Gargoyles (Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles #3) by Rebecca Chastain

Secret of the Gargoyles

I place the lives of all gargoyles into your hands with what I am about to tell you…

In her brief career as a gargoyle healer, Mika Stillwater has faced some daunting challenges, but none have stumped her—until now. A strange sickness infects a handful of gargoyles in Terra Haven, rendering them comatose and paralyzed. Worse, the cure she seeks is shrouded in the gargoyles’ mysterious culture and the secret they guard with their lives.

Gaining the gargoyles’ trust is only the first step. To save the sick gargoyles, Mika must embark on a perilous mission into the heart of deadly wild magic to a place no human has ever survived…

The captivating conclusion to the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy, Secret of the Gargoyles will charm readers of all ages, especially those who love extraordinary magic and endearing gargoyles.

Amazon, US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon, Everywhere:  http://smarturl.it/SecretGargoyles

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My Review:

Firstly I would like to give a HUGE thanks to Rebecca Chastain for kindly providing me with a copy of this new release to read and review.

I loved every moment reading this book and can’t beleive this was the final one….or is it?

Mika Stillwater, Gargoyle Healer & Gargoyle Guardian is no stranger when throwing herself into the middle of quests especially ones that threaten the lives of her fellow Gargoyle community.

The curse of the stoned Gargoyles has Mika stumped, she’s practically tried everything, all the magical cures she can possible think of.

Since Elsa’s breakdown in the park, Mika has been watched under the carefull eye of Celeste-the Gargoyle from the first book – why is she so keen to watch Mika now? Does she know the Gargoyle Mika has been trying to cure?

After Mika learns a few truths about the Gargoyles heritage and where they come from when hatchlings, the truth hits home to Mika and saving the lives of the 7 dormant turned stone Garygoyles this mission has taking on a whole new level.

She needs help, needs more magic than she can manage……who better to assist (if that’s what were calling it) than non other hot and fiery Marcus…yep you heard me….ooo things are about to become hot, fiery and potentially life threatening.

Can Mika figure out the cure with the help of Marcus, Celester & Oliver?

Can she succeed? or will she risk her life half-hazardly yet again?

Will sparks fly between Mika & Marcus?

Truly a great read abd finale to this series. I’ll be said that there isn’t no more to follow.

I would definately recommend to those who like reading light paranormal stories.

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Rebecca Chastain’s bio:

RebeccaChastain

Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling author of the Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, among others works. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and three bossy cats.

Here are a few places you can find Rebecca on the Internet:

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/fantasy-newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain

Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of the complete Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/secret-of-the-gargoyles-release-blitz/

~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Curse of the Gargoyles (Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles #2) by Rebecca Chastain

Curse of the Gargoyles

Mika was trying to save a gargoyle, not doom the world…

Mika Stillwater isn’t known for her skills with combat magic. As a gargoyle healer, she spends her days mending broken appendages and curing illnesses in the living-quartz bodies of Terra Haven’s gargoyles. But when a squad of the city’s elite Federal Pentagon Defense warriors requests her assistance in freeing a gargoyle ensnared in a vicious invention, Mika jumps into the fray.

No one could have predicted that her involvement would ignite a chain reaction set to destroy the city, the world, and magic itself.

Brimming with epic magic and loveable gargoyles, Curse of the Gargoyles is the second story in the mesmerizing Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy. Fantasy fans young and old will delight in this highly original world and exciting, action-packed adventure.

Book Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01FPWWO1K

My Review:

I would like to give Chastain a HUGE thanks for providing me with copies of books 1 & 2 to read and review..

Now hold onto your clothes as we’re about to embark on a fiery mission….

Mika has discovered her special skills as a gargoyle healer , and now she’s been putting them to good use by helping the city’s gargoyles, make sure they are fit and healthy….that is of course until she gets a request from the FPD squad asking for her help in healing a Gargoyle in the central park.

Unfortunately the gargoyle in question has been linked into a spell that becomes highly destructive and unstable .

Mika has so much courage that even though she’s inexperienced compared to the FPD she is working with she manages to hold her own fort, she also has an instinctive way about her when it comes to using the quartz element, it truly makes her outstanding when it comes to helping gargoyles in need.

I loved Oliver too, he’s such a free-spirited Gargoyle who thrives in adventure and doesn’t like being tied down to one spot…..well one that doesn’t involve Mika anyway.

Can both Mika and the FPD squad find a way to break it?

Or will the whole city be destroyed in the fallout.

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Book One

Magic of the Gargoyles

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Blurb:

Mika Stillwater is a mid-level earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she’ll trust with her desperate mission, Mika’s carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered.

Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika must jeopardize everything she’s worked so hard for to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster—and to stay alive…

My Review:

Firstly I would like to give a HUGE thanks to Chastain for kindly providing me with copies of books one & two to read and review.

Mika Stillwater is an elemental who has mad skills in working with gems especially quartz. She has been slaving away where she is currently working but now has a chance to work for herself and open up her own shop if she can just finish up some vials for a client at a prestigious firm. She has half of her work complete so it should be simple for her to complete this task right?

All is going well until a hatchling gargoyle literally lands in her apartment and desperately pleads for her help in rescuing her kidnapped siblings.

Together with her friend Kylie they try to think of a plan to rescue them before they are sold to people who want them for their own selfish dark magic reasons.

But to do so would cost Mika all her life savings and her dream, maybe even her life!

She would be up against stronger forces than her magic, can she defeat them or will she be defeated.

I loved the plot. I loved everything about this book.

The writing is excellent, the pace is quick.

There’s no major info dumps or things to side track you.

A great story that mixes elemental magic with gargoyles, whipped into a cocktail of suspense.

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Book Three

Secret of the Gargoyles

Pre-Order links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Rebecca Chastain’s bio:

RebeccaChastain

Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling author of the Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, among others works. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and three bossy cats.

Here are a few places you can find Rebecca on the Internet:

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/fantasy-newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain

~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Tiny Glitches By Rebecca Chastain

Tiny Glitches

Amazon (US): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017Z9NROY

Amazon (everywhere else): http://smarturl.it/TinyGlitches

Blurb:

Life isn’t exactly normal for Eva Parker: the stronger Eva’s emotions, the faster nearby electrical devices die. Eva can’t have a cell phone, use a computer, or be in a car for more than a few minutes without killing it. Dealing with her electricity-killing curse makes living in modern-day Los Angeles complicated enough for Eva—and that was before she was blackmailed into hiding a stolen baby elephant and partnered with Hudson, a sexy electrical engineer Eva just met.

Dodging repeated attempts on her life made by ruthless corporations hunting the elephant is easier for Eva than quelling her growing affection for Hudson, and while protecting an elephant is hard, controlling her curse is a lot harder. However, Eva must do both, because if she lets her emotions free and falls in love with Hudson, neither of them will survive.

Enchanting and quirky, Tiny Glitches fuses electrifying romance and high-voltage suspense in a rollicking adventure.

My Review:

Firstly I would like to kindly thank this lovely author for being kind enough to provide me with a copy of “Tiny Glitches” to read and review.

I love it when you come across hidden and great gems like this, and I’m grateful for the opportunity, this will be my first time in reading anything by the lovely Chastain, but I do look forward to read more from her in the future….*fingers crossed*

Living with a curse can be torture, Eva knows this first hand; especially since she has one that involves electrical currents. It seems Eva drains energy from anything electrical that she is anywhere near, so yeah, this can be a deadly curse not only to herself but those around her.

Hudson; now where to start with this guy….I was always left wondering will they, or won’t they. I’m totally rooting though….

This book definitely has a complex plot with many threads weaved into the tiny minuscules of the writing. It has mystery & suspense as Eva and Hudson try to figure out why Eva was targeted to take care of a creature from the very beginning.

With some unlikely help and a hunky Hudson, Eva just may be able to save herself and the possible downfall of society, that’s if she can stay out of trouble long enough though…..

I’m not sure on what I was expecting BUT it worked and I FLOVED it! Chastain totally changed things up. At times it was totally mind blowing, in a unexplainable confusing way, but I don’t want to say anything more otherwise I’ll end up giving parts away, and we don’t want that.

Be prepared to become totally engrossed in this beautifully written book and the reader is only left with only 1 question….. is this a series or a standalone novel

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About The Author:

RebeccaChastain

Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling fantasy author of A FISTFUL OF EVIL, A FISTFUL OF FIRE, and MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Dreaming up the absurd and writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in northern California with her wonderful husband and two bossy cats. TINY GLITCHES is her latest novel.

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/newsletter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain