Cover Reveal: Trouble Fires Burn (The Netherfeld Trilogy #3) by Amber Elby

Trouble Fires Burn (The Netherfeld Trilogy #3) by author Amber Elby

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Book Release Date:

Trouble Fires Burn will be available on Amazon on August 19 and all other booksellers after September 1

Tags of those involved:

Brandi Harrison of TypeJar Studio made the cover art @typejarstudio
Montgomery Sutton of Shakespeare Dallas wrote the back cover blurb @montgomerysutto
Carol Beth (goes by Beth) Anderson will be the special guest at my launch party @cbethanderson

Synopsis:

After Cauldron’s Bubble, after Double Double Toil, and after a devastating flood, Alda and Dreng find themselves lost in a realm of nothing, facing revived enemies and unexpected perils. They must rely on wit and magic to evade deadly sorcerers and overpower weird witches. Old friends come to their aid, although not always for honest reasons. Sycorax and Caliban, Prospero and Miranda, who can be trusted, and who will betray or be betrayed? Can Alda and Dreng distinguish their allies from their enemies and truth from lies in time to defeat their foes and finally rest in peace? Or will their fate lie in the grave? Not all will survive… but can they save their world and the realms beyond? Or will all fall to insidious doom?

Trouble Fires Burn further illuminates the worlds of Shakespeare, returning to the universe of Cauldron’s Bubble and Double Double Toil while exploring new themes and conflicts, intertwining the plays in a reinterpretation of the Bard’s characters and plots combined with original elements. Acclaimed author Amber Elby appeals to new readers and established Bard fans alike as she weaves Hamlet, Macbeth, The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, and other well-loved tales into a fast-paced, engaging fantasy world with surprising twists and turns. Join the journey that began in Cauldron’s Bubble and Double Double Toil. Read on…

Book Launch Party:
The launch party will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Books in Austin, Texas. “Join author Amber Elby to celebrate the release of her third novel, Trouble Fires Burn, a fantasy adventure based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Amber and special guest Carol Beth Anderson, author of the Sun-Blessed Trilogy, will read excerpts from their novels and answer audience questions. Signed books available for purchase. See Facebook for more information.”

Meet the Author:

Amber Elby was born in Grand Ledge, Michigan but spent much of her childhood in the United Kingdom. She began writing when she was three years old and created miniature books by asking her family how to spell every, single, word. Several years later, she saw her first Shakespearean comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, in London. Many years later, she studied Creative Writing at Michigan State University’s Honors College before earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and two daughters and spends her time teaching, traveling, and getting lost in imaginary worlds.

Twitter: @amberelby

Website: https://www.amberelby.com/


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What’s Up 2019?!

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a little silent over here at Beyond the Stars. Lots of exciting life changes have been happening this year, from graduating college to getting married. Super exciting!

I thought it would be a great time to update y’all with what has been going on over here, reading wise. I have read twenty-seven books so far this year, according to Goodreads.

2019 READING CHALLENGE

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27

books completed

8 books ahead of schedule
27/60 (45%)

Here is an over view of everything I have read so far in 2019 (ALSO, ignore my simple paint job cover up of three books from 2018)

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I’ve picked up some great books so far, with eleven being five star reads and only TWO being one star reads. Check out my five star, 2019 favorites, SO FAR down below.

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It’s been a great year so far, reading and life wise. I cannot wait to see what the rest of this year holds!

What all have you read this year? What has been your favorite(s)? Tell me in the comments!


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Review: Ruled (Honor Bound #10) by Angel Payne

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Published: December 11, 2018

Author: Angel Payne

Synopsis:

When the lines are erased, the passion begins.

Lines define Tracy Rhodes’s life, and she has no say in the matter once she is sworn in as second-in-command of the free world. But the lines are crushed beneath the boots of her security team’s special advisor during a high-profile event in Vegas. The towering warrior with the haunting stare shatters her composure, invades her libido, and makes her yearn for things she shouldn’t. Sweaty, illicit things…with her body pinned beneath his…

John Franzen, six and a half feet of rigid composure on the outside, is a lost man on the inside. What’s he doing here? A guy isn’t supposed to survive eleven years in Special Forces, especially after the crazy missions he’s been assigned. Accepting the security gig in Vegas is just a favor to a friend—a way to fill time that’s become too damn empty lately. Until the cushy “babysitting job” becomes the most treacherous mission of his life, and the politician he’s protecting becomes the woman in his bed. The lover beneath his bonds. The submissive he longs to claim forever.

She’s destined for marble halls and an oval office, and he’s wired for jungles, dirt, and violence. Will her passion be enough to tame his demons? To claim the ultimate warrior as her own?

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Opinion:

The men of Honor Bound always leave me wanting more, and I’m happy to say that Angel signed on for two more books in the series!

I’m so glad we finally got Franzen’s story! And equally as glad that he met Tracy. This story is such a suspenseful, dramatic addition to the series, and I loved every minute of it.

The ROMANCE in Ruled is unlike any of the others. It’s as unique as the characters and I found it really helped me understand the BDSM dynamic.

If you are late to the Angel Payne train, it’s not too late to hop on! Start with the Honor Bound series today!

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★


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Blog Tour: Ruled (Honor Bound #10) by Angel Payne

Ruled (Honor Bound 10)

by USA Today bestselling author Angel Payne

Release Date: 11th December

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis
When the lines are erased, the passion begins.

Lines define Tracy Rhodes’s life, and she has no say in the matter once she is sworn in as second-in-command of the free world. But the lines are crushed beneath the boots of her security team’s special advisor during a high-profile event in Vegas. The towering warrior with the haunting stare shatters her composure, invades her libido, and makes her yearn for things she shouldn’t. Sweaty, illicit things…with her body pinned beneath his…

John Franzen, six and a half feet of rigid composure on the outside, is a lost man on the inside. What’s he doing here? A guy isn’t supposed to survive eleven years in Special Forces, especially after the crazy missions he’s been assigned. Accepting the security gig in Vegas is just a favor to a friend―a way to fill time that’s become too damn empty lately. Until the cushy “babysitting job” becomes the most treacherous mission of his life, and the politician he’s protecting becomes the woman in his bed. The lover beneath his bonds. The submissive he longs to claim forever.

She’s destined for marble halls and an oval office, and he’s wired for jungles, dirt, and violence. Will her passion be enough to tame his demons? To claim the ultimate warrior as her own?

Can this be read as a standalone?
The characters are introduced in other stories but this is definitely their story. So could be read without reading others in the series.

Meet the Author


USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them.

She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the rebranded Honor Bound series, as well as several stand-alone titles.

Currently, she is serving as the Vice President of Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Ink Chapter.

She lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter.

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Review: Wild Flowers: A Powerful Poetry Collection of Love, Loss, Healing, and Depression by Michelle Smith

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Published: November 1, 2018

Author: Michelle Smith

94 Pages

Synopsis:

renovations of my spirit 
started and stopped 
replanned without warning 
i have been formed and broken 
molded and smelted 
crumbled and built up 
torn and sewn again 
yet my cornerstone remains 
my foundation is not shook 
no matter how often 
i must be repainted 

Resilience 

This Raw and Powerful Poetry Collection is an explosion of Survival, Depression, Self-discovery and Sexuality 

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Opinion:

In the last six months or so I have discovered a new love for poetry. To say I was excited when Ms. Smith reached out to me with the opportunity to read Wild Flowers would be an understatement. If you enjoy works such as Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey or The Sun and Her Flowers, you will enjoy Wild Flowers.

As I read, I took screenshots and saved lines that spoke to me deeply. I’d love to share some of those with you now.

I found myself craving more and could not believe I had reached the end quite as quickly as I did. Wild Flowers is next to impossible to put down. It is a quick, but extremely emotional, read. I recommend to anyone looking for their next poetic read.

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★


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Blog Tour: Misadventures with a Country Boy (Misadventures #17) by Elizabeth Hayley

Misadventures with a Country Boy

by Elizabeth Hayley

Releases 4th December

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

Brooke Devereaux has a lot she wants to escape from: a career she never asked for, a future she doesn’t want, and parents who’ve only ever seen her as a business opportunity. But in her desire to experience life, she quickly realizes she’s lacking in one very important skill: how to survive on her own.

Former soldier Cole Timmons is an expert at running away. Whether it’s from his rural hometown, his alcoholic father, or painful memories, Cole doesn’t hesitate to leave.

Until he encounters an out-of-place woman at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. The wealthy “princess” couldn’t be more different from the country loner, and the pair get off to a rocky, misadventurous start.

But sometimes exteriors are armors meant to deceive. Sometimes what’s beneath reveals more than anyone ever realized. Sometimes, in order to stop running away, a person simply needs to find something to run toward.

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Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

Meet the Author
Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. They learned a ton about each other through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly. They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

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Review: Misadventures with a Country Boy (Misadventures #17) by Elizabeth Hayley

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Book Details:

Published: December 4, 2018

Author: Elizabeth Hayley

216 Pages

Synopsis:

Brooke Devereaux has a lot she wants to escape from: a career she never asked for, a future she doesn’t want, and parents who’ve only ever seen her as a business opportunity. But in her desire to experience life, she quickly realizes she’s lacking in one very important skill—how to survive on her own.
Former soldier Cole Timmons is an expert at running away. Whether it’s from his rural hometown, alcoholic father, or painful memories, Cole doesn’t hesitate to leave… Until he encounters an out-of-place woman at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. The wealthy “princess” couldn’t be more different from the country loner, and the pair get off to a rocky and misadventurous start.

But sometimes exteriors are armors meant to deceive. Sometimes what’s beneath reveals more than anyone ever realized. Sometimes, in order to stop running away, a person simply needs to find something to run toward.

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Opinion:

Alright, alright, alrightttttt. Cole and Brooke. Possibly my new favorite Misadventures couple. We’ve got two people running from what’s wrong in their lives and coming together to find what they were missing. We’ve got mystery, adventure, drama, and just an overall captivating mix.

Cole, our steamy main man, is fresh out of the Army, on a journey to visit his friend in Oregon, when he runs into Brooke at a gas station. Brooke, well, we don’t know much about Brooke, without spoiling the story that is. But, we do know she’s stranded without a car at the gas station where Cole stops for gas and coffee. Good guy Cole offers Brooke a ride, and so we embark on our journey.

Elizabeth Hayley is actually two women, Elizabeth and Hayley. They have such a unique writing style, as they write together, but the story flows seamlessly. I felt a connection to Brooke and Cole that I haven’t felt with the characters I’ve read about lately. Elizabeth Hayley made Brooke and Cole relatable to, in my opinion, anyone who has never felt whole or fulfilled, like they were missing something or just have never felt good enough. I’m sad to let Brooke and Cole go, but I cannot wait to continue on my Misadventures journey and get my hands on Elizabeth Hayley’s next installment in the series.

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★


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