Curiosity Quills is pleased to announce the review tour for our July releases! Between July 27 - August 9, you’ll find reviews for The Soulless Grave, by Jason King, The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre, The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur, by Aiden James & James Wymore, and Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy.

July 27
The Soulless Grave, by Jason King
Ink of Blood

July 29
Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy
Ink of Blood

July 30
The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre
Let Me Be Fictional

July 31
The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre
Tangled Bookmarks

August 1
Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy
Books and Ladders

August 1
The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre
books and photographs

August 2
The Soulless Grave, by Jason King
Shawna Cramer

August 2
The Soulless Grave, by Jason King
Url Phantomhive

August 3
The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur, by Aiden James & James Wymore
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August 4
The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre
Treestand Book Reviews

August 5
The Soulless Grave, by Jason King
Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life

August 6
Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy
Claire Flynn

August 7
The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre
Shawna Cramer

August 8
Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy
Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life

August 8
Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy
books and photographs

August 9
Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy
Shawna Cramer

August 9
The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre
Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life

cover2500The Soulless Grave, by Jason King

Adventure is the lure of fools, and excitement glamour to the gullible. The siren song of the world is as music to the wanderer’s feet, but that dance leads only to the soul less grave…

Kairah lies unconscious and upon the threshold of death, but her dire state has awakened her oracle heritage and she sees in vision a land stripped of all life. But is what she seeing the past, or the future?

Ezra, having learned that his nephew, Jekaran, has bonded the sword of the Invincible Shadow, is forced to return to the Rikujo crime syndicate for help in rescuing Jek from the custody of the king, who plans to execute him in order to take the sword for himself. But can he convince some of the most dangerous brigands in Shaelar that he is still the ruthless and cunning Argentus?

Using his illusory spell-craft, Jenoc has infiltrated the King of Aiestal’s court, and is on the brink of igniting another talis war; one that will cause humanity to wipe each other off the face of Shaelar. But when Kairah is brought to the king unconscious, he has to work quickly to set his plans in motion before she wakes and reveals him.

All the while The Eater draws ever closer…

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The-Deathsniffer's-Assistant-front-cover-RGB-previewThe Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre

After losing his parents in the Floating Castle Incident, the sensitive and mannered Chris Buckley has spent six years raising his magically talented little sister, Rosemary, on the savings that his once-wealthy family left behind. But that money is drying up, and Chris finds himself with no choice but to seek out work in Darrington City as it spirals into a depression. The only employer willing to consider his empty résumé is Olivia Faraday, the manic Deathsniffer. Olivia’s special magical gift gives her a heightened intuition which makes her invaluable in hunting down murderers.

When a Duchess of the mysterious Old Blooded Nobility calls on Olivia to solve the mystery of her dead husband, Chris finds himself tangled in Olivia Faraday’s daily life and unable to extract himself from the macabre questions of the investigation. His involvement grows more complicated as political forces in Darrington close around Rosemary, seeing her as a tool that can be used to end the depression at the cost of her freedom—or even her life. Chris must juggle the question of who killed Viktor val Daren with the responsibility of keeping Rosemary and her magic safe from those who would use her up and toss her aside. Worst of all, he begins to learn that the national disaster that took his parents’ lives may not have been the accident it seemed.

Set in a world very similar to 1900s London, The Deathsniffer’s Assistant combines the investigative murder mystery with a tale of personal and societal redemption. It is about the relationships between broken people who clash more often than not, but manage to shape and learn from one another in spite of this. The story is told from the perspective of Christopher Buckley, young and impressionable and influenced by the prejudices of his time, as he finds himself surrounded by a cast of exceptional women whose differing characters will slowly reconstruct his understanding of strength in others—and in himself.

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Actuator 2 EBook coverThe Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur, by Aiden James & James Wymore

The Machine Monks fight to keep control of the Actuator while enemies attack the base. As besiegers wear them down, the rest of the world struggles to adapt to the chaos left in the wake of the great change. Their only choice is to push forward and find the next key and shutdown the fantasy realm surrounding the base. When they do, Xenwyn will die.

Haunted by the incalculable death toll all over the earth, Jon accepts the mission to recover the next key. Despite his injuries and as much as he hates to leave his newfound love, he refuses to let all of humanity suffer if he can fix it.

Desperate to keep Xenwyn alive, Red determines to find a magical cure before Jon gets back with the key. Each time he takes her across a border, might be the end.

Seeing all his friends in turmoil, Dragon Star sets out to find the saboteur. If the architect of this dark world cannot offer any means of setting things right, he will at least see consequences for the horrors he unleashed.

None of them ever imagined the Actuator could still make the world even worse.

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cover1000Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy

1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.

In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he’s tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she’s terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?

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