Feed My Reader Friday

Hi there everyone, Paul here today. I’m not sure (and neither is Kathy as of this writing) if I Am A Reader Not A Writer is going to continue her weekly Feed My Reader Friday Hop. As you may have heard Kathy has launched a new site called Feed Your Reader so this hop may be a casualty. In the meantime I plan on continuing it. I love the idea and think my readers enjoy seeing new books too (leave me a comment if I am wrong about that). As always, clicking on the title or cover image will open a new window taking you to Amazon should you wish to purchase the book.

 photo Ixeos_zpsa5705d36.jpgSo, with that being said: Happy Friday! Let’s move on to what items I’ve added to my reader this week. First on the menu is Ixeos (Book One of the Ixeos Trilogy) by Jennings Wright:

The McClellands are enjoying a lazy summer vacation at the beach when they are lured from our world into Ixeos, an alternate Earth. Finding themselves lost in a maze of tunnels under Paris and surrounded by strangers, they discover that they have been brought to Ixeos for one purpose: to take the planet back from humanoid aliens who have claimed it. With the aid of the tunnels and a mysterious man named Landon, the teens travel the world seeking the key that will allow them to free Darian, the long-imprisoned rebel leader. The aliens aren’t the only problem on Ixeos — the McClellands have to deal with brutal gangs, desperate junkies, and a world without power, where all the technology is owned by the aliens, and where most of the population has been killed or enslaved. The worst part? There’s no way home.

Next on the menu is When Empires Fall (A Vasser Legacy Novel) by Katie Jennings. I am not usually a chicklit type of guy, but I have become a really big fan of Ms. Jennings and am anxious to read this book:

 photo WhenEmpiresFall_zps56e9cb38.jpgSome rise by sin, and some by virtue fall…

The Vassers are America’s greatest family, an empire forged in steel and stone, wealth and prestige. They’re in the business of luxury hotels…and murder.

When the truth is exposed through the letters of a dead woman, all hell breaks loose. The family tries to cope with the allegation that what they thought was a decades old suicide was actually the cold-blooded murder of one of their own.

Things only get worse when they realize the killer is still among them.

Enter the newest generation of Vasser heirs:  three siblings now running the Vasser Hotel in New York City, each with their own agenda. Principled and serious Grant; charming playboy Linc; and ruthlessly secretive Madison. They soon discover that swimming in the undercurrents of their own family’s dark past could prove to be disastrous.

Family may be the ties that bind, but When Empires Fall, they are the ties that kill

 photo ARippleintime_zpsd8144fec.jpgThe final item on the menu today is author Julia Hughes A Ripple In Time. Julia has been a guest here on Sher A. Hart and I absolutely LOVED the first book involving the Celtic Cousins, A Raucous Time. It is also one of my favorite covers, done by LLPix Photography. If you are an author in need of an affordable, professional cover contact Laura. Julia wrote a wonderful guest post called Musings on British & American English. I asked her to write about it as I noticed some interesting differences in the two while reading A Raucous Time. You can read it here.

Wren’s dream changed the course of history. To regain his world he must travel back one hundred years. This time, the “Angel of the Titanic” must ensure the ship of dreams fulfils her destiny. And he’s willing to sacrifice everything. A young woman experiences nightmares of a terrifying collision; a collision with a mountain of ice that dwarves even the magnificent ship taking her across the Atlantic; the Titanic. These visions are so realistic, Carina demands that extra vigilance is taken especially on the night of April 14th. Captain Smith and his crew are convinced by the youngster’s vivid descriptions and steadfast belief that she has seen the future; consequently the disaster is averted and Titanic steams safely into New York harbour, with devastating consequences. Eventually realising that the alternative world he has woken up to has been caused by a ripple in time, Wren learns he must somehow travel back one hundred years, to the year 1912 and ensure the ship of dreams fulfils her destiny. Helping him with this quest is Carrie, a descendent of Carina, and Wren’s hedonistic cousin Rhyllann. Once on board the great ship as the tragedy begins to unfold Wren is faced with unthinkable choices: In order to restore the world to this timeline, and save his own life, hundreds of innocent women and children must perish.

Well, that about wraps up this weeks Feed My Reader Friday, but before I go I wanted to direct you to some more great ebooks. Head on over to Melissa Foster’s site, World Literary Cafe, and check out their Free Ebook Friday section. They give away two free ebooks every Friday, the only catch is you have to be a member to claim your ebook, but it’s free to register and WLC has a ton of GREAT things for readers and authors alike. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over and check it out! Click here or on the site link above. Be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you feed your reader this week.

Share A Heart

Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. Thank you so much for adding When Empires Fall to your Kindle, Paul! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Great blog post and I hope you continue showcasing books. Thanks for sharing all of the interesting titles. I’ve read “When Empires Fall” and the other two look really good!

  3. I think all of these books sounds fascinating. Awesome covers and descriptions!

    I always enjoy finding out about books for ereaders. I pass them on to my friends with ereaders and you never know when I will get one. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing-

  4. Stopping by from #SharetheLove4Authors from the World Literary Cafe (WLC). Great blog! You can find me at: http://twistingyourmindonewordatatime.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!

  5. I’m loving “Feed my Reader” Friday, and thank you so much for featuring “A Ripple in Time” – which apart from starring the Celtic Cousins, couldn’t be more different to its prequel, “A Raucous Time” – but that’s the beauty of writing – as you know – have imagination – will travel!

    Julia x

    • Hi Julia,
      Thanks for the words of encouragement! I can’t wait to read A Ripple In Time, it sounds great. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope all is well. Talk to you soon.


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