Cover Reveal: Finding Valor

Author Bio:

Charlotte Abel


Charlotte Abel was born and raised in Oklahoma where she met her soulmate, Pete. She chased him to Boulder, Colorado and finally convinced him they were meant to be together forever. They’ve raised three kids, two ferrets, three dogs and countless hamsters — and are still happily married. 
She’s in love with “real” life and paranormal romance. When she’s not reading or writing, Charlotte enjoys hiking, bicycling and primitive archery (although she’s never shot at anything other than a target!) 

The final book of The Channie Series, “Finding Valor,” will be available in Spring of 2013.

Look for “River’s Remorse,” the second book of “The Sanctuary Series” in late 2013.




Cover Reveal:
Finding Valor

Expected Publication: Spring 2013
Synopsis: Channie has been kidnapped by her momma and Josh’s memory was wiped clean. In this final book of the series, their journey doesn’t get any easier. They must rely on all they’ve learned and all they’ve overcome just to survive. But as the mage war escalates, the choices become harder. It’s not just their lives and love on the line. The power hungry leader of the Veyjivik clan will do anything, including murder, to accomplish her goal of world domination. Josh must leave behind the boy he was and embrace his heritage to become the man he was meant to be, or all will be lost. 
Other books in this series:
Enchantment and Taken.
Enchantment (Channie, #1)Taken (Channie, #2)

Download Kindle Bestsellers Enchantment and Taken by Charlotte Abel at Amazon
Get the new release, River’s Recruit
Look for “River’s Remorse,” the second book of “The Sanctuary Series” in late 2013.

Wishlist Wednesday (38)

Unwind (Unwind, #1)After Nia read Unwind by Neal Shusterman I knew I had to get my hands on it, yet here it still lives on my wishlist.
GRConnor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives. The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.


Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Cover Reveal: Imaginable

Author Bio:
J Meyers


j. meyers grew up in Vermont, spent three years in Germany when she was a kid, and now lives in Central New York. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s chasing after her four kids, exploring the outdoors with her family, baking sweet treats, and forgetting to make dinner. Intangible is her first novel.



Cover Reveal:
Imaginable
Expected Publication: mid-April 2013
Synopsis: Twins Sera and Luke Raine’s unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees. 
But Sera’s healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can’t control them yet.
 Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers. 
And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.
Other books in this series:
Intuition, Indomitable and Intangible.

Intuition (Intangible, #0.5)Indomitable (Intangible, #0.75)Intangible (Intangible, #1)
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Yet again another beautiful cover, hopefully I can get my hands on this to sit on my shelf next to Intangible at some point. Shhh, what book buying ban?

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (43)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events. 

Bagged:
Dahlia and Fallen Tears by Christina Channelle
Received both of this for part of a book tour later next month.
Dahlia (Blood Crave, #1)Fallen Tears: A Blood Crave Novella (Blood Crave, #1.5)


This week on Northern Plunder:
Cover Reveal: Fairyvision
Reviews: The Grimm Diaries Prequels 1 – 3
Wishlist Wednesday

I’ve been very inactive this week as I had two of my University interviews, I’m not sure how they went but I have a conditional place at one and still waiting to here from the other, its also why this post is going up so late because I just didn’t feel like doing anything. Hope everyone else has had a good week, I’ll catch up with blog hopping sometime during the week. 

Wishlist Wednesday (37)

Still MissingStill Missing by Chevy Stevens is a mystery and thriller and I’m definitely in need of something outside of my usual picks.
GROn the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old realtor, had three goals—sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all. Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of a psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor. Still Missing is that rare debut find–a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted debut novel.

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Reviews: The Grimm Diaries Prequels #1 – #3

Snow White Blood Red (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #1)Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder  (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #2)Beauty Never Dies (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #3)
The Grimm Diaries Prequels by Cameron Jace
Published: 2012 – 2013
Publisher: Cameron Jace

At this current moment in time 10 of The Grimm Diaries Prequels have been published, the last four do not yet have covers so I will hold off posting reviews until they do because it does help make the post a lot prettier and I’ll be posting them three at time as they are only short stories so I can’t imagine that I’m going to have a lot to type up.
I can not promise that these reviews will be spoiler free, especially as they’re short stories!

Page Count: 25
Read Date: January 25th 2013
Synopsis: I have always wondered why you never asked about my name. Was I so superficial to you? So stereotypical and mundane? Why did you treat me as if I were just the monster of the week? You know what I think? You never had the time to really hate me. You wanted to hate me, long before you even met me. You wanted to scrape my existence and avenge your childhood princess by laying all blame on me. What if they didn’t call me the Evil Queen, what if I told you the real story from my point of view instead of hers, would you ever think of me as an angel? Could I ever make you care? I know that deep inside of you, you adore me,but you’re just scared, afraid to admit how much you love the Snow White Queen.
Review: The Amazon Kindle Lending Library is possibly one of the greatest things invented, though I’m still getting used to finding my way around it but The Grimm Diaries Prequels showed up on my recommended list and after reading the synopsis on Goodreads I decided to give them a go and I’m glad I did. Snow White Blood Red is from the point of view of Snow White’s Mother, most commonly known as The Evil Queen – you know the lady with the poisonous apples and she tells us the story of Snow White growing up and how it came to be that she is wanted dead. I adored how the author spun this tale because Snow White isn’t the Princess we’re used too, no this one likes to bite cute boys and has a rather evil streak because she’s a vampire and well as you know vampires are something I adore and whilst you might think this is odd it fits in really well and it’s clearly well thought out.
5 / 5 stars

Page Count: 28
Read Date: January 25th 2013
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Alice Grimm lives a dangerously enchanted life. Other than being distracted by a Dreamhunter called Loki Blackstar who has a heart of gold but acts like a jerk, she has a job to do. Being a descendant of the Brothers Grimm, she is one of few in the world who can locate the fairy tale characters and remind them of who they are. This time, Alice flies to Venice where an 800 hundred year old witch’s skeleton surrounded with seventeen glass slippers was found by archeologists in the city that invented the art of glassblowing. When Alice and Loki follow the lead, they find one of the fairy tale characters she had been searching for. It’s a famous girl character that you know by name, but never really knew what actually happened to her.
Review: This short story has a slightly different feel too it as its from the view of a Dreamhunter, her job is to enter the dreams of the fairy tale characters to help guide them on the right track, this particular one is Cinderella’s mother and Alice helps guide her to safety after a fire breaks out in Venice. Its cleverly thought of and theres a lot of facts and historical events in this one to illustrate exactly why Cinderella is called that and how she came to be. I think what I enjoyed most about this one is how we’re made aware of a lot of important facts about her Mother and her magic but we’re not actually introduced to Cinderella herself so it’ll be interesting to either run into her in later prequels or the main book. I wonder if she’s a witch and whether she’s as dark as Snow White?
4 / 5 stars

Beauty Never Dies
Page Count: 63
Read Date: January 25th 2013

Synopsis: Peter Pan has a plan. Since it’s been hundred years since his friends were all cursed by the Brothers Grimm, he is about to wake up Sleeping Beauty, his eternal lover. Oops, you didn’t know that. Blame it on the Grimms.  But in the middle of the ceremony, he is visited by the Evil Queen who manipulates him into helping her with information about Snow White. This or she will expose him as he has been secretly kidnapping kids to help him rebuild Neverland in the Dreamworld. After the deal is made, Peter continues with the ceremony, bringing Sleeping Beauty back into life. What Sleeping Beauty is capable of and who she really is are like nothing ever written in the books.
Review: I think this is possibly my favourite of the lot as we get to see a different side to Peter Pan, this story follows him on his quest to help the one he loves – Sleeping Beauty – awaken again. This story is probably also the funniest of the lot as we get to meet Dracula too who isn’t exactly the fearing Vampire we all know and love. We also meet The Evil Queen yet again and she helps to bring another mystery to the table – who are the chosen seven and what does she need them for and what could they mean for the future of their world – as she tries to get help from Peter about who they could be.

5 / 5 stars

Cover Reveal: Fairyvision

Author Bio:
J.L. Bryan

J. L. Bryan is the author of the Paranormals series (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, Alexander Death, and Jenny Plague-Bringer) and the Songs of Magic series (Fairy Metal Thunder, Fairy Blues, Fairystruck, Fairyland, and the new book, Fairyvision). Fairy Metal Thunder is free on Kindle, Nook, Apple,Smashwords, Sony, and Kobo. Jenny Pox is also free on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, Apple, Sony, and Kobo. He’s on Twitter and Facebook, and has a website and blog and all that.

Cover Reveal:
Fairyvision
Cover by PhatPuppy Art

Expected Publication: February 2013
Synopsis: Jason, Erin, and the other Zebras go on a world tour with their enchanted instruments, only to encounter the mysterious supernatural Folk of India and the Far East. While they tangle with their record company, Erin tries to avoid dealing with the secrets she’s learned about herself.In Faerie, Aoide the Lutist and her troupe finally return home from their long adventure. They’re struggling to get new gigs, but Aoide senses opportunity in the form of special new magic mirrors that can broadcast concerts, plays, and other entertainment all over Faerie…
Other books in this series: