Book Review: The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

book review the city of dusk tara sim

Title: The City of Dusk (The Dark Gods #1) Author: Tara Sim Publisher: Orbit Publication date: March 22, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Since the realms were sealed off from each other 500 years ago, Vaega has been slowly dying, but the four heirs of the four houses carrying godsblood intend on doing something about … Continue reading Book Review: The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

Top 5 Saturday: Dark Reads

top 5 dark reads

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Dark Reads, so fitting for Halloween weekend. Once, I liked to think I enjoyed dark reads, but then I started scaring myself, so read them very sparingly until I just...stopped. There … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Dark Reads

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy (revisited)

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy - a dark fantasy

This past Thursday I posted my review of this fantasy novel. It was a delightful book and, if you haven't had a chance to take a peek of it, I thought I'd revisit the excerpt the author generously allowed me to post back in May. First published May 19, 2019 The Lily Cafe is thrilled … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy (revisited)

Book Review: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy

Book Review: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy - a fantasy novel, first in the Khaldaia Chronicles

Title: Umbral Ten Author: Douglas Murphy Publisher: Self-published Publication date: April 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: When mage Theodosia wakes in Starkwind Monastery with no memory of what happened after a routine ceremony to renew a sacred tree began, she finds herself in the company of five others in a world that no longer makes sense and that now has … Continue reading Book Review: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy - a dark fantasy

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present author Douglas Murphy and his first novel Umbral Ten, the first book in his Khaldaia Chronicles series! Title: Umbral Ten Author: Douglas Murphy Publisher: Self-published Publication date: April 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy A blood moon rises, demons roam, and the Inquisition approaches.Theodosia Archmail wakes up on the towers of Starkwind … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy

Novel Excerpt: Into the Suffering City: A Novel of Baltimore by Bill LeFurgy

Excerpt: Into the Suffering City: A Novel of Baltimore by Bill LeFurgy

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present author Bill LeFurgy and his historical thriller Into the Suffering City: A Novel of Baltimore! Title: Into the Suffering City: A Novel of Baltimore Author: Bill LeFurgy Publisher: High Kicker Books Publication date: April 15, 2020 Genre: Historical, Historical Thriller Baltimore, 1909. The city is jumping with danger and excitement. New thrills are … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Into the Suffering City: A Novel of Baltimore by Bill LeFurgy

Book Blog Tour – Review: The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet - book blog tour

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to participate in the book blog tour for The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet. Title: The Unwilling Author: Kelly Braffet Publisher: MIRA Publication date: February 11, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: Judah's sole job in life is to not die. To die would mean certain death for the Lord of the City's heir. Born on the same night, Judah and … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Review: The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

Novel Excerpt: The Midnight Before Me by Elizabeth Lo

The Midnight Before Me by Elizabeth Lo - an excerpt of Elizabeth Lo's debut YA Dark Fantasy novel

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present author Elizabeth Lo and her debut YA Dark Fantasy novel The Midnight Before Me! Title: The Midnight Before Me Author: Elizabeth Lo Publisher: Westbrook Publishing Publication date: October 9, 2019 Genre: YA, Dark Fantasy HOW MUCH IS A LIFE WORTH? WHEN THE WORLD DEMANDS AN ANSWER WE ALL SCRAMBLE TO FIND ONE. My … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: The Midnight Before Me by Elizabeth Lo

Book Review: All That Will Burn by Judd Mercer

Title: All That Will Burn Author: Judd Mercer Publisher: Self-published Publication date: June 21, 2017 Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy Summary: Sofia washes ashore on a desolate beach with no memories other than her name. She soon stumbles upon a group of people just like her, but she's the only one who knows her name. In the wake of their … Continue reading Book Review: All That Will Burn by Judd Mercer

Book Review: Adventus by Andrew Mowere

Title: Adventus Author: Andrew Mowere Publisher: Self-published Publication date: September 1, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Dark fantasy Summary: Three portals have opened across the world of Grimea, three portals from which refugees from three different worlds emerge: elves, orcs, and dwarfs. Ambassadors and leaders from these foreign worlds meet with those of Grimea and they decide … Continue reading Book Review: Adventus by Andrew Mowere