Spotlight & Excerpt: Armadas in the Mist + Giveaway

ARMADA'S IN THE MIST

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ARMADAS IN THE MIST by Christian Klaver Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: ARMADAS IN THE MIST
(The Empire of the House of Thorns #3)

Author: Christian Klaver

Pub. Date: December 6, 2022

Publisher: CamCat Books

Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 332

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

 

The Black Shuck’s forces gather just beyond the mist . . .

Captain Justice Kasric knows how complicated family can be. The escalating Human-Faerie war has scattered and wounded her siblings and transformed her parents beyond recognition. After narrowly escaping yet another dangerous clash, fifteen-year-old Justice has had enough. She’s determined to defeat the Black Shuck, the mysterious leader controlling the Faerie invasion of London, but if Justice hopes to stand a chance at victory, she’ll have to do the impossible: reunite her family and lead them against the looming Faerie Armada.

With her mother and brother at the helm of the enemy fleet, and the prophesized Seven Virtues slipping out of reach, Justice more than has her work cut out for her. Even if she can save England, the cost may be higher than she’s willing to pay.

 

Grab the first 2 books in the Empire of the House of
Thorns series now!


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About Christian Klaver:

Christian Klaver has been writing for over twenty years, with a number of magazine publications, including Escape PodDark Wisdom Anthology, and Anti-Matter. He’s the author of The Supernatural Case Files of Sherlock Holmes series, but has written over a dozen novels, both fantasy and sci-fi, often with a Noir bent. He’s worked as book-seller, bartender and a martial-arts instructor before settling into a career in internet security. He lives just outside the sprawling decay of Detroit, Michigan, with his wife, Kimberly, his daughter, Kathryn, and a group of animals he refers to as The Menagerie. He’s also a part of the Untitled Writer’s Group based in Ann Arbor for the past decade or so with a bunch of equally starry-eyed dreamers and social misanthropes.

Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of ARMADAS IN THE MIST, US Only.

Ends December 20th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/21/2022

Mythical Books

Guest Post/IG Post

11/22/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt/IG Post

11/23/2022

Books and Kats

Excerpt

11/24/2022

Living in a Bookworld

Excerpt

11/25/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

11/26/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

Week Two:

11/27/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

11/28/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

11/29/2022

@froggyreadteach

IG Review

11/30/2022

OneMoreExclamation

Review/IG Post

12/1/2022

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

12/2/2022

YA Books Central

Guest Post/IG Post

12/3/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Three:

12/4/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

12/5/2022

The Momma Spot

Review

12/6/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

12/7/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

12/8/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post

12/9/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

12/10/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

12/11/2022

Emily Ashlyn

IG & Facebook Review

12/12/2022

popthebutterfly

Review/IG Post

12/13/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

12/14/2022

History from a Woman’s Perspective

Review

12/15/2022

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic

12/16/2022

@ReadsReaders

YouTube Review/IG Post

 

Spotlight & Author Interview: Armadas in the Mist + Giveaway

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​Book Title:  Armadas in the Mist
(Empire of the House of Thorns series – Book Three)
by Christian Klaver
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  332 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  November 2022
Content Rating: PG. It’s very clean.

Book Description:

The Black Shuck’s forces gather just beyond the mist . . .

Captain Justice Kasric knows how complicated family can be. The escalating Human-Faerie war has scattered and wounded her siblings and transformed her parents beyond recognition. After narrowly escaping yet another dangerous clash, fifteen-year-old Justice has had enough. She’s determined to defeat the Black Shuck, the mysterious leader controlling the Faerie invasion of London, but if Justice hopes to stand a chance at victory, she’ll have to do the impossible: reunite her family and lead them against the looming Faerie Armada.

​With her mother and brother at the helm of the enemy fleet, and the prophesized Seven Virtues slipping out of reach, Justice more than has her work cut out for her. Even if she can save England, the cost may be higher than she’s willing to pay.

Buy the Book:
CamCat Books

Amazon
B&N ~ IndieBound BookShop
Audible
(coming soon)
add to goodreads

Enjoy Books One & Two in the Empire in the House of Thorns series:

 

 

​Book Title:  Shadows Over London
(Empire of the House of Thorns series – Book One)
by Christian Klaver
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  320 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  May 2021
Content Rating: PG. It’s very clean.

Book Description:

The Faerie have come to take London, and only one girl stands in their way.

​Justice isn’t your average fifteen-year-old girl. She’s an irrepressible scoundrel, and she always has a plan. But her world falls apart when her father forcibly bundles the entire family into carriages in the middle of the night and carts them off to a strange mansion on the outskirts of Victorian London. The Faerie are invading, but the Kasric siblings can’t stay neutral in the ensuing war when they find their parents on opposing sides. Justice has no choice but to embrace her burgeoning magical powers to fight against the Faerie and save her family.

 

​Book Title:  Justice at Sea
(Empire of the House of Thorns series – Book Two)
by Christian Klaver
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  416 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  December 2021
Content Rating: PG. It’s very clean.

Book Description:

​The tides of the Faerie War are turning, but at how high a cost for the Kasric family?

Justice Kasric, her siblings, and her parents are locked in combat on both sides of the Human-Faerie War. At fifteen, Justice may be the youngest ever Admiral to command her own ship and lead a resistance, but she has the magic and the will to do it. If only nearly every other member of her family weren’t either in immediate danger of dying—or attempting to kill her!

​Forced to make dangerous pacts with more than one unpredictable ally, only Justice can decide how far she’ll go to save London. Is it worth sacrificing even a member of her own family.

Buy the Book:
CamCat Books

Amazon
B&N ~ IndieBound ~ BookShop
Audible 

add to goodreads


Author Interview

If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you?

I’m thinking one for fun and comfort, one classic that really bears up under repeated reads, and one I’ve always wanted to know well but haven’t actually read yet, so, in that order: Zelazny’s Lord of Light (or Chronicles of Amber, if I can pick a collection), Hemingway’s In Our Time, Collection of E.E. Cummings poetry.

How long have you been writing?

Almost 40 years. Maybe more. Since I can remember, honestly.

Who is your favorite character in the series?

Justice, of course. That’s how you decide who gets to be the main character! That being said, Brocara the dragon was a joy to write.

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your books on paper?

I have written entire books on paper in the beginning. But not, the default for both is on the PC, of course, but not always. Writing on paper is a great tool to getting unstuck, particularly in the outlining and planning stage. I usually maintain one outline in a word doc, but redo that outline on paper, usually from memory, as many as 10-20 times during the writing, to rethink things that I missed. Or I’ll do it in fragments, outlining just Faith’s portion on paper to pick at the pieces. Shadows Over London took me a much longer time to write than most of my books do now, so that process ran super long.

Where do your books take place? Is there a reason why you chose that setting?

I apparently have a fascination with Victorian England, because I have two series that take place there: The Empire of the House of Thorns (with Justice and her misfit crew) and the Classified Dossier – Sherlock Holmes & Dracula (where I play with Holmes, Dracula and a number of other iconic characters).


Meet the Author:

Christian Klaver has been writing for over twenty years, with a number of magazine publications, including Escape Pod, Dark Wisdom Anthology, and Anti-Matter. He’s the author of The Supernatural Case Files of Sherlock Holmes series, but has written over a dozen novels, both fantasy and sci-fi, often with a Noir bent. He’s worked as book-seller, bartender and a martial-arts instructor before settling into a career in internet security. He lives just outside the sprawling decay of Detroit, Michigan, with his wife, Kimberly, his daughter, Kathryn, and a group of animals he refers to as The Menagerie. He’s also a part of the Untitled Writer’s Group based in Ann Arbor for the past decade or so with a bunch of equally starry-eyed dreamers and social misanthropes.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter facebook goodreads



Enter the Giveaway:

 

ARMADAS IN THE MIST Book Tour Giveaway

 

Spotlight & Giveaway: A Shimmer of Magic, by Jane Shand

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A Shimmer of Magic

The Crystal Mages Trilogy Book 1

by Jane Shand

Genre: YA Epic Fantasy

 

Elin believes she will never belong
Her magic is too dangerous.

This is the first book in The Crystal Mages Trilogy, a young adult coming-of-age epic fantasy series.

Elin is pulled into a dangerous quest and her life is changed forever when she is found by Kamaria, a mage with her own issues, and a group of rangers. Kamaria is desperate to prove herself and Elin could be the key.

Elin struggles with her burgeoning friendships, learning to control her magic, and her feelings for the grey-eyed ranger, Kai. All while contending with renegade mages, assassins, and deadly creatures from legend. She also learns secrets from her past and the reason why her parents abandoned her as a baby.

She discovers that her dead parents have bequeathed her a heavy responsibility, as well as a key. A key that could release a dark mage.

Elin will need to rein in her dangerous magic before evil is unleashed across the world.

If you enjoy strong heroines, richly imagined magical worlds, adventure, mystery, and stories about friendship, then you will love A Shimmer of Magic.

Try this brand-new YA coming-of-age, epic fantasy series today!

Jane Shand has always been an avid reader of fantasy and mystery and is an author of YA Fantasy.

She got hooked on fantasy after reading ‘Lord of the Rings’ at a young age and was determined to write books full of magic and adventure.

She lives in Hampshire, England with her family and two cheeky cats who would love to help her write.

She has published The Darkling Duology plus a prequel novella, a standalone book, and is now working on The Crystal Mages Trilogy which will be followed by a longer series set on the same continent.

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