Battle of the Lost Fae Ch. 6 Sneak Peek

In book 3 we learn more about the motivation behind the villains of the story. There’s always a reason why someone chooses the path they are on, and before relationships go south, they often were once good. Check out this scene from Battle of the Lost Fae that shows the royal family’s relationship at the Battle of Balor!

King Dagda turned to their sixteen-year-old daughter, who lingered with them. A breeze whipped through the leaves of the trees and ruffled the girl’s golden wings and long auburn hair.

“Niamh, it is time,” King Dagda said. “Go to your elder brothers. They shall keep you safe.”

The shaking of the ground became sharper, more constant. Princess Niamh’s eyes grew round. “I wish to stay.”

King Dagda patted her shoulder, but it was Queen Morrigan who responded. “You must leave. If events do not go according to plan, it shall be a relief to us that you and your brothers survived.”

Niamh glanced at the tall, thin weapon in the queen’s hands. “Do you doubt the spear’s ability to defeat Balor?”

“Mother has enchanted the spear.” Lugh brushed his black hair aside. “It will do its job so long as it hits his third eye true.

Uncertainty crossed Queen Morrigan’s face, but she handed the spear over to Lugh.

“Your brother takes the risk, as he must,” King Dagda said to Niamh. “Your mother and I must remain to lead and support him. And you, young one, must stay safe.”

Niamh threw her arms around him, and then her brother. Last, she turned to her mother, and they entered a tight embrace.

“I love you all.” Niamh’s voice cracked. “Goddess Danu grant we shall be together soon.”

“As the Goddess wishes,” the others murmured.

Niamh’s wings flared, and she wiped a tear from her cheek as she flew away from the approaching battle.

Queen Morrigan watched her go, the worry in her expression etching deeper.

The quaking ground had become near deafening.

“Seven flaps protect his third eye. You must move after the sixth flap, but you must not get there until after Balor raises the final one,” said Queen Morrigan to her son. “And you cannot get in his line of sight until right when you throw the spear or else you shall burn to death.”

Lugh nodded. “I am aware. We have gone over this a thousand times.”

“Well, a thousand and one does not hurt,” she retorted.

A monstrosity rounded the farthest hill, flanked by a large fomori army. The soldiers marched, their red eyes glistening with malice inside their ebony armor.

Prince Lugh paled. “Perhaps it does not.”\

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek! Battle of the Lost Fae releases January 29th! Click HERE to Pre-order your copy of Battle of the Lost Fae today! All proceeds made in the month of January and February will go to my cover designer, who had her home destroyed by hurricane Rai (Click Here to learn more)

Battle of the Lost Fae Advanced Reviewers Needed!

Hey! It is finally that time! The time when I am looking for people willing to receive an advanced review copy of my book! Battle of the Lost Fae comes out on January 29th which is when you will be able to review on Amazon and Goodreads!

Can’t have it read by January 29th? No problem! Read and review when you can! Also, if you haven’t yet read books 1 and 2, email me at author@jacurtisbooks.com and I will send you ecopies of both books as well!

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Blurb:

Defeat the Fomori. Keep the worlds from going to war.

Somehow stay alive.

Hiding out at a cabin along Lake Coeur d’Alene after their loss at the hands of the Fomori, Mina and the faeries are worse off than ever. With their numbers devastated and their home gone, Mina feels incapable and lost. As more of her friends are placed in danger, Mina must decide what she is willing to risk to finally defeat their enemies.

Arius finally possesses what he has always wanted. Love and family. But when the Otherworld and his friends are threatened by the Fomori, he must choose: keep what he’s secretly longed for his entire life, or fulfill his duty and sacrifice it all.

Choices will be made. Lives will be lost.

All will be changed in the battle of the lost fae.

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*All proceeds for the month of January and February made from my Faerie Warriors series will go to my cover designer, Maria Spada, whose home was destroyed in hurricane Rai. Learn more HERE.

What Is Your Faerie Guardian?

Hey! You want to have some fun? In Lies of the Haven, the faeries have mythical creatures that are tattooed to their arms. These creatures can come to life when the faerie wills it, and they fight for the faeries in battle! Pretty cool, right? Discover your faerie guardian by taking the quiz!!! Comment below and share what you got!

*I took it and I got golem for my faerie guardian!!! 🙂

Battle of the Lost Fae Sneak Peek!

What do you think of Arius’s and Mina’s relationship so far? They definitely have their ups and downs as they deal with their mutual feelings for each other, while at the same time taking care of the faeries, and getting used to each other’s leading styles. In book 3, some of these conflicts begin to resolve, and others escalate, as their feelings for each other are finally expressed. Check out out this sneak peek from the final book in the Faerie Warriors Trilogy, Battle of the Lost Fae:

His lips tugged down as he picked at the inseam of a heavy woman’s coat in his hands. I just watched him, taking in his short-cropped hair and eyes that burned like coal. Ever since the disaster that had lost our friends and almost gotten the queen killed, he’d promised he’d be there for me. And here he was, willing to set aside our conflict. The guilt from earlier mixed with the pain of everything he’d lost because of me. At some point, it was going to burst out of him, I knew it. He was trying hard to act like my poor decisions didn’t matter.

But they did.

His friends were gone because of me. And, now, I’d put more faeries in danger.

And it was killing me that I was causing him more pain.

I took a slow breath and approached. Those dark eyes rose to meet mine, and I saw no resentment. In fact, they warmed.

He must be hiding it deep.

Still, I’d be crazy to destroy the way he gazed at me. The spark of desire behind the warmth nearly stole my breath.

He reached forward, holding the coat, ready for me to put on. “Kris thought I should take you out.”

Kris. Right.

“So this is her plan.” I don’t know why, but a tug of disappointment pulled at my gut.

“We both thought it might be best,” he responded, a frown on his face as I slipped my arms into the coat. When it was on, he spun away from me and opened the front door.

I didn’t move. “About earlier, I want to apologize. You have enough to deal with without me shoving more pain in your face.”

He stared at me, his face blank, his eyes unreadable. “We both have enough to deal with.”

“I know, but—”

He released the doorknob and stepped toward me, coming so close his earthy scent washed over me. I should be used to the intensity swirling in those dark depths by now, and yet, anything I planned to say slipped away like water through my fingertips.

How did he do that?

He searched my face and eyes before speaking. “Will you go on a date with me?” he asked, his voice low.

Here? Now? But my heart spoke before my head caught up.

“Yes,” I murmured.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek! Battle of the Lost Fae releases January 29th! Click HERE to Pre-order your copy of Battle of the Lost Fae today! All proceeds made in the month of January and February will go to my cover designer, who had her home destroyed by hurricane Rai (Click Here to learn more)

Battle Of The Lost Fae Cover Reveal!!!

The cover for the third and final book in the Faerie Warriors Trilogy is here! Battle of the Lost Fae will be available January 2022!!!

In other news, you can now purchase the novella companion, Feud: Arius’s Story in paperback on Amazon! Click the image below to check it out!

AND I have one more Faerie Warriors trilogy novella companion coming out! Shades of the Fallen takes all of the stories about the Otherworld and puts them in chronological order in one book. It includes an Otherworld timeline and includes a previous unread chapter! Shades of the Fallen comes out at the end of December 2021! Check out the cover below!

The Bloodcaster Chronicles Trilogy by R.L. Perez Review

This was a great trilogy!

The Bloodcaster Chronicles is about Cora who is a morally grey assassin demon leader who has really rare blood that can create super powerful spells. It is also about Vince a warlock and Nephilim who can travel through time. In book one, Cora is sent to assassinate Vince but ends up falling for him instead and their journey begins.

It had lots of twists and turns and a great compelling romance! I loved the strong characters and the struggles they faced. It was fast paced and the characters and villains were both believable. The build up of the time travel and the timeline in the third book I felt was very unique and I really enjoyed discovering all the aspects that when into it.

There is quite a bit of steam and a sexual encounter in the third book. But the action and the characters were all on point and even though I was unsure whether I would grow to like Cora, I did end up liking her by the end. As always, I enjoyed R.L. Perez’s creation of both strong female and male characters.

If you are into a series with demons, time travel, morally grey protagonists, and strong, uncompromising characters, then check out The Bloodcaster Chronicles.

Official Blurb:

He’s an angel. She’s a demon. Their love was never meant to be.
Cora is a demon, and an assassin who never misses her mark. But she has a deadly secret: her blood can create the most powerful magical elixirs in the world—and she’s been hunted for it her whole life. When Cora is sent to kill a Nephilim named Vince, she figures this will be an easy target. Until Vince time travels, appearing in two places at once.

When she tries to get close to him to learn the secret to his strange ability, she falls in love with him. Her loyalties shift, wreaking chaos among demons and Nephilim alike.

Vince toes the line between Nephilim and time travelers, trying to balance both worlds. As he struggles to come to terms with his magic, he uncovers a deadly enemy that transcends the laws of time.

Cora and Vince must rely on their skills—and the strength of their love—in order to survive. But when their enemies align, the star-crossed lovers must confront their battles head-on before the world is torn apart.

Even if it destroys them both.

Other Information:

Purchase book 1, The Demon’s Kiss, here. Purchase book 2, The Angel’s Vow, here. Purchase book 3, The Reaper’s Call, here. Purchase all three books in the boxset, here.

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Dacia Wolf and The Prophecy by Mandi Oyster Book Review

I found this to be a fun read.

Dacia Wolf and The Prophecy is about a young woman named Dacia who has many magical abilities. She discovers that she is destined to defeat a giant demon who returns to earth every 1,000 years or so, she has to learn to rely on her friends and, more importantly, believe in herself in order to survive.

The characters were all super enjoyable, and there was a lot of twists and action to keep the story going. I found her love interest a tad too perfect for me but their developing relationship was enjoyable to watch.

The writing could have used a bit more variety. But the story-line and the characters are all intriguing. And the writing is easy to read making this a quick read. If you are into cute love stories and protagonists who must find the courage to face overwhelming odds, then check out Dacia Wolf and The Prophecy.

Official Blurb:

Magic exists …
Monsters are real …
The fate of one may save them all…

In a world where magic is no more than sleight of hand, Dacia Wolf is an anomaly. Strange things happen in her presence, and the locals shy away from her. After setting her house on fire when she was six, even her parents fear her.

When Dacia leaves for college, she hopes her life is about to change for the better, but when her powers surface in class, she discovers that she’s part of a prophecy involving a demon hell-bent on taking over the world.

Dacia doesn’t believe in prophecies, but when she starts living her nightmares, she can’t help but wonder if she’s wrong. Can she learn to control her powers and save the world?

Other Information:

You can purchase a copy of Dacia Wolf and the Prophecy Here.

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer Book Review

So Marissa Meyer as we all know is an awesome author and Renegades does not disappoint! A fun take on the hero’s and villain trope and a perspective from both sides makes this a very engaging read!

Nova is an anarchist villain with a tragic past and Adrian is the son of famous heroes who run the Renegades, an organization of heroes that keep the world safe. When Nova goes undercover in Renegades HQ, she searches for a way to bring them down. Adrian is willing to work outside the rules to help the Renegades accomplish their goals. Neither Nova or Adrian knows each other’s secret.

For some reason with many of Marissa Meyers books, although I generally like them, there is always a little something I find missing. In this book, for being such a long book, I really expected more to happen. And by that I mean more revelations and more drama. We know the main characters are both lying to each other and sometimes it seems a little silly that Adrian doesn’t suspect Nova with some of the things that happen but I wanted some heartwrenching drama that didn’t really go down. I mean the climax was exciting, don’t get me wrong. But I just wanted MORE by the end.

Does that mean I’m not going to read book two! Haha! I will definitely be reading book two when I get a chance! Since the drama didn’t go down in this book, it HAS to go down in the next book right?

If you are into superhero style action with complex characters, then check out Renegades by Marrissa Meyer!

Learn more about Marrissa Meyer and her writing HERE.

Mirror Walker by James Clarno Book Review

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started reading this book. Would it be a portal fantasy? An urban fantasy? A time travel fantasy? Turns out that Mirror Walker is a little bit of everything. It is a story about two kids who find a mirror and it becomes a time travel portal that takes the kids back in time where they can change the past.

This surprised me a bit I think because the cover suggested some sort of portal fantasy into a high fantasy realm, at least that is what I thought. But the world does expand and more and more fantastical elements are added throughout the book. The two main characters Connor and Felicity were relatable and felt like real fleshed out characters.

The book was enjoyable and had a good build. I was a little lost at the climax however. I feel like all of a sudden the book took a big turn that hadn’t been set up earlier and it would have been helpful to have more of the lore and mythology foreshadowed earlier in the book in order to fully understand the significance of the climax.

There were definitely unexpected twists in this book and the ending leaves you on a cliffhanger!

If you are looking for a fun clean read and a story with unexpected twists, check out Mirror Walker!

Official Blurb:

A magic mirror, a mysterious riddle and a family secret! 

With the help of his best friend Felicity, Connor Grayson begins to unlock the secrets and awesome power of the mirror, but curiosity turns to obsession when the history of the Grayson family, and the events surrounding his mother’s death begin to come into question. What price is Connor willing to pay to uncover secrets such as these? Are the mirror’s powers the key to a better life, or will his obsession cost him everything? As Connor and Felicity seek for answers, they must obtain magical artifacts, battle shapeshifters and druids, and confront a looming evil that may be impossible to overcome.

Other Information:

You can purchase a copy of Mirror Walker Here.

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