Curiosity Quills is excited to announce the review tour for our April releases! Between May 4 - May 15, 2015, you’ll find reviews for Night’s Colony, by D.R. Burgess, The Gateway of Light and Darkness, by Heather Marie, Redeemed, by Lisa Collicutt and Aiden James, Going Through the Change by Samantha Bryant, and Prophet of the Badlands, by Matthew Cox.

Tour Schedule:

05.04.15
The Gateway of Light and Darkness
Sarah at
http://inkofblood.com

05.04.15
Redeemed
Katy Halsema at
https://bookthoughtsnthings.wordpress.com/

05.05.15
Going Through the Change
Zen DiPietro at
http://www.womenofbadassery.com

05.05.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Katy Halsema at
https://bookthoughtsnthings.wordpress.com/

05.06.15
Night’s Colony
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
http://archiestandwoodsreviewsandwritings.blogspot

05.07.15
Going Through the Change
Lori Twining at
http://www.lvtwriter.com

05.07.15
Night’s Colony
Marlene Moss at
http://marlenemoss.blogspot.com

05.08.15
Going Through the Change
Bri Wignall at
www.naturalbri.com

05.08.15
The Gateway of Light and Darkness
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
http://archiestandwoodsreviewsandwritings.blogspot

05.08.15
The Gateway of Light and Darkness
Marlene Moss at
http://marlenemoss.blogspot.com

05.08.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Hazel at
http://bookaholicfairies.blogspot.com/

05.09.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Gracie at
http://theperksofbeingabookgirl.wordpress.com

05.09.15
Redeemed
Marlene Moss at
http://marlenemoss.blogspot.com

05.10.15
Redeemed
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
http://archiestandwoodsreviewsandwritings.blogspot

05.10.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Marlene Moss at
http://marlenemoss.blogspot.com

05.11.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Toni Isaac at
www.troycoltsmediacenter.weebly.com

05.11.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Chelsea at
http://www.toeachtheirownreviews.com

05.11.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Bri Wignall at
www.naturalbri.com

05.12.15
Going Through the Change
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
http://archiestandwoodsreviewsandwritings.blogspot

05.12.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Sarah at
http://inkofblood.com

05.13.15
Night’s Colony
Marjolein Ensinck at
http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com

05.13.15
Prophet of the Badlands by Matthew Cox
Sandra “Jeanz” at
http://jeanzbookreadnreview.blogspot.co.uk/

05.14.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
http://archiestandwoodsreviewsandwritings.blogspot

05.14.15
Prophet of the Badlands
Marjolein Ensinck at
http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com

05.15.15
Prophet of the Badlands by Matthew Cox
Stephanie Wang at
holedupinabook.blogspot.com

05.15.15
Night’s Colony by Douglas Burgess
Diana at
http://latartarugasimuove.blogspot.it

05.15.15
Night’s Colony by Douglas Burgess, Redeemed by Lisa Collicutt, Aiden James, Going Through the Change by Samantha Bryant, Prophet of the Badlands by Matthew Cox
Eddie DeBrae at
http://thebookdude.weebly.com

Night's Colony, by D.R. Burgess - CoverNight’s Colony

It is 1695, and New England still reels from the horror of the Salem witch trials. A pirate returns from abroad with a strange and magical device that could destroy his fragile community, or free it. When he is found with his eyes gouged and cabalistic markings around the body, many believe it a sacrifice to bring on the end of the world. Did a mortal hand strike Captain Brown, or has the Devil come to Newport?

Meticulously researched and written in the authentic voice of the era, Night’s Colony is the first and only mystery novel set at this volatile moment in American history, when the Age of Enlightenment collided with supernatural terror and millennial prophesy. Author Douglas Burgess deftly weaves actual characters and events into a brilliant tapestry of pirates, Puritans, Indians, witches, Quakers, astronomers and others that all lived together in the wild town of Newport at the fin de siècle. The result is not only a first-class mystery but also a work of significant literary merit.

Set against the gaudy, bawdy backdrop of an America in transition, Night’s Colony will enthrall mystery fans, history buffs and general readers alike.

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coverThe Gateway of Light and Darkness

The battle of good vs. evil wages on for Aiden Ortiz in this final installment of the Gateway Series: The Gateway of Light and Darkness. With the Dark Priest defeated, and the Brethren of Shadows refusing to forfeit calling upon the Darkness, the Brethren are determined more than ever to discover a way to banish the Men of Light for good. And as the Dark Priest’s curse invading Aiden’s veins continues to take on a life of its own, he finds himself in a standoff between his own kind, and the Brethren that want to recruit him for all the wrong reasons. Accompanied by fellow Gateway, Julie Martin, and his best friends Trevor and Evan, seventeen-year-old Aiden prepares himself for the battle of his life.

Protecting those he loves, and learning to put aside his differences for his father in order to learn the ways of the Light, Aiden begins to realize that the thing endangering their lives might not be the threat of the Brethren alone, but the thing taking shape inside of him —readying to unleash itself upon them all.

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Redeemed: The Serendipitous Curse, Book 3, by Lisa Collicutt & Aiden James - CoverRedeemed

Solomon is on a desperate quest to free his beloved, Desiree, from her frigid prison in the darkest reaches of the Outerworld.

Armed with his crystal shard of light, the sliver of black mirror that the witch Madeline Jacobs pulled Desiree through, and the key to a fabled unholy shrine in this world of darkness, Solomon departs modern day Savannah on his final journey. Together, the star-crossed lovers escape Madeline’s minions through frozen hells to another world, in some ways even more terrible: Savannah, Georgia during the American Civil War.

The locals don’t take kindly to the persimmon-haired beauty, Desiree. Her comely appearance marks her as a witch, and her foolish confidence as a history major runs afoul of the stark reality of the harsh conditions her African-American ancestors faced in slavery. Meanwhile, the demon Amon is determined to take over Solomon’s entire being in order to possess Desiree - a battle Solomon isn’t sure he can win.

Time is running out, and Solomon must make the ultimate sacrifice to protect those he loves…

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Going Through the Change, by Samantha Bryant - CoverGoing Through The Change

Going through “the change” isn’t easy on any woman. Mood swings, hot flashes, hormonal imbalances, and itchy skin are par for the course. But for these four seemingly unrelated women, menopause brought changes none of them had ever anticipated—super-heroic changes.

Helen discovers a spark within that reignites her fire. Jessica finds that her mood is lighter, and so is her body. Patricia always had a tough hide, but now even bullets bounce off her. Linda doesn’t have trouble opening the pickle jar anymore…now that she’s a man.

When events throw the women together, they find out that they have more in common than they knew—one person has touched all their lives. The hunt for answers is on.

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Prophet_coverProphet of the Badlands

For most twelve year olds, being kidnapped is terrifying. For Althea, it’s just Tuesday.

Her power to heal the wounded and cleanse the sick makes her a hunted commodity in the Badlands, a place devoid of technology where the strong write the law in blood. For as long as she can remember, they always come, they always take her, and she lets them. Passed around in an endless series of abductions, she obeys without question―mending those who killed to own her.

After three whole months in the same village, the affection of a young warrior makes her feel almost like a member of the tribe rather than a captive. Her brief joy shatters when raiders seize her yet again; for the first time in six years, being stolen hurts.

A reluctant escape sends her wandering, and she realizes her gift is a prize that causes as much death as it prevents. Her attempt to return to the tribe leaves her lost and alone, hounded at every turn. When a family who sees her not as the Prophet―but as a little girl―takes her in, she finds the courage to use her power to protect those she loves.

A strange man from a world beyond her imagining tests her newfound resolve, seeking to use her power to further his own agenda. Tired of being property, her freedom boils down to one question:

Can Althea balance the sanctity with which she holds all life against the miserable truth that some people deserve to die?

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