BBNYA Semi-Finalist Spotlight: Dark Apprentice, by Val Neil

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This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.

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Dark Apprentice
by Val Neil
Publisher: Living Relic Press
Length: 470 Pages
Genre: Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Date Published: 4 April 2021

A psychopathic wizard. An immortal mage. An epic battle of wills.

Nikolai doesn’t want much out of life: sex, immortality, and the power to disembowel anyone who crosses him. But with dark magic forbidden, his only option is Medea–a mage so deadly even the Enforcers give her a wide berth. Despite dire warnings that her apprentices don’t survive, Nikolai won’t stop until she agrees to train him. After all, he’s a killer himself.

Barbaric and brutal, the training is a far cry from what Nikolai expects. When a mysterious illness strikes Nikolai down, he suspects he’s found the secret to Medea’s longevity. He resolves to find out what happened to her previous apprentices. If he can locate the source of her power, he can turn it against her.

Medea swore off training dark wizards–none of them take the craft seriously and the ungrateful bastards always try to kill her. This one definitely seems the backstabbing type, but magic is dying out and she hasn’t felt such magical strength in centuries. If she can control the boy, show him that magic is more than curses and necromancy, he might obtain the power he desires. If not, well . . .

What’s one more dead apprentice?

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Author Bio:

Val was diagnosed with autism at the age of forty-one and couldn’t be happier to have her weirdness professionally validated. She lives in California with her ADHDer spouse, three children (two neurodiverse and one undecided), a normal number of dogs, and an abnormal number of birds.

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BBNYA Semi-Finalist Spotlight: Dragon’s Reach, by JA Andrews

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This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website or take a peek over on Twitter: @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (If you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.


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Dragon’s Reach
by JA Andrews
Publisher: Self-Published
Length: 614 Pages
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Date Published: 19 May 2020

Sable has spent ten years trapped in the slums, indebted to a ruthless gang boss Kiva, and scrambling to keep her younger sister safe.

She has nothing but the power to feel the truth in people’s words and a gnawing longing for freedom.

When she catches the slightest glimpse of escape through a traveling theater troupe, she must decide if the chance is worth risking Kiva’s wrath.

But there are more vicious evils in the world than gang bosses, and some threats you can’t outrun.

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Author Bio

JA Andrews Author PhotoJA Andrews lives deep in the Rocky Mountains of Montana with her husband and three children. She is eternally grateful to CS Lewis for showing her the luminous world of Narnia. She wishes Jane Austen had lived 200 years later so they could be pen pals. She is furious at JK Rowling for introducing her to house elves, then not providing her a way to actually employ one. And she is constantly jealous of her future-self who, she is sure, has everything figured out. You can find her at www.jaandrews.com.

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