Curiosity Quills is excited to announce the review tour for our May releases! Between June 1 - 14, 2015, you’ll find reviews for Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy, Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr, Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley, A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris, and The Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano.

Tour Schedule:

6/1/2015
Pamela Frost at
Amazon/ Goodreads
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/1/2015
Hazel at
Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/1/2015
Haniya Qamar at
Books And Authors Spot
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/1/2015
Annamaria at
Goodreads
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/1/2015
Annamaria at
Goodreads
Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr

6/2/2015
Pamela Frost at
Amazon/ Goodreads
Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard

6/2/2015
Dan S. at
FictionForesight
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/3/2015
Pamela Frost at
Amazon/ Goodreads
Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+ 1-3)

6/3/2015
Sarah at
Ink of Blood
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/3/2015
Bri Pete at
No Books, No Life
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/4/2015
Pamela Frost at
Amazon/ Goodreads
The Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

6/4/2015
Casia Courtier at
60 Seconds or More
Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)

6/4/2015
Dragana at
Bookworm Dreams
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/5/2015
Jamie at
Books and Ladders
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/5/2015
Sarah at
Ink of Blood
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/5/2015
Dragana at
Bookworm Dreams
Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley

6/6/2015
Jamie at
Books and Ladders
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/6/2015
Terri Smith at
Amazon/ Goodreads
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/7/2015
Daniel Riding at
DANIELRIDING.com
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/7/2015
Sarah at
Ink of Blood
The Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

6/8/2015
Dragana at
Bookworm Dreams
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/8/2015
Daniel Riding at
DANIELRIDING.com
Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr,

6/8/2015
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
Mallory Heart Reviews
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/9/2015
Daniel Riding at
DANIELRIDING.com
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/9/2015
Casia Courtier at
60 Seconds or More
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/9/2015
Leeanna at
Leeanna.me
Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley

6/10/2015
Daniel Riding at
DANIELRIDING.com
The Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

6/10/2015
Matina Newsom at
Matina’s Bookcase
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/10/2015
Bri Wignall at
Natural Bri -Pursuits of Life
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/11/2015
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
Mallory Heart Reviews
Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr

6/11/2015
Hope at
Hope To Read
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/11/2015
Bri Wignall at
Natural Bri -Pursuits of Life
Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr

6/12/2015
Laurie Brousseau at
Read and Be Joyful
Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

6/12/2015
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
Mallory Heart Reviews
Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)

6/12/2015
Bri Wignall at
Natural Bri -Pursuits of Life
Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)

6/13/2015
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
Mallory Heart Reviews
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/13/2015
Bri at
Books and Ashes
Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)

6/13/2015
Bri Wignall at
Natural Bri -Pursuits of Life
A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

6/14/2015
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at
Mallory Heart Reviews
The Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

6/14/2015
Crystal at
Reading Between the Wines Book Club
Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr

6/14/2015
Bri Wignall at
Natural Bri -Pursuits of Life
The Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

Shadows of Asphodel by Karen KincyShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

Genre: Historical-fantasy romance

Date of Release­­: May 11, 2015

Cover Artist: DamonZa

Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Description:

She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer.

1913, Austria-Hungary. Ardis knows better than to save a man on the battlefield. Even if he manages to be a charming bastard while bleeding out in the snow. She hasn’t survived this long as a mercenary without some common sense.

When she rescues Wendel, it isn’t because he’s devilishly handsome, but because he’s a necromancer. His touch can revive the dead, and Ardis worries he will return from the grave to hunt her down. Besides, a necromancer can be useful in this world on the brink of war.

A gentleman of questionable morals, Wendel drops to one knee and pledges his undying loyalty to Ardis. She resists falling for him, no matter how hot the tension smolders between them. Especially when she discovers Wendel’s scars run much deeper than his skin, and it might be too late to truly save him from himself.

cover2500Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr

Genre: Supernatural-thriller

Date of Release­­: May 13, 2015

Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky

Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Description:

From the author of the Vampire for Hire Series, J.R. Rain, comes a brand new Samantha Moon spin-off story co-written by bestselling author of The Dead Detective and The Department of Magic, Rod Kierkegaard Jr.

Samantha Moon loses everything - her kids, her beloved, the very unlife she knows - when a powerful curse catapults her backwards in time, to Louisiana during the days of Marie Laveau.

Though she pines for the familiar world of the present, Samantha must move fast - the superhuman vampiric abilities she relied on in prior cases have been compromised by the curse, leaving her vulnerable to a new kind of lurking evil…

Now, her talents as a private investigator will be ever more critical. Can Samantha Moon unlock the key to the past and return to her present, or will she forever remain ancient history?

coverMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley

Genre: historical-fantasy romance

Date of Release­­: May 18, 2015

Cover Artist: Ricky Gunawan

Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Description:

All things must come to an end…

London is in the frozen grip of an unnatural winter and Queen Victoria wants answers. Cara and Nate know who - the Curator. The queen’s artifact hunters just don’t know what is responsible. Cara is on the trail of an ancient and powerful artifact capable of freezing a city and stirring demons. First she must confront her past and her father’s history. Only in learning why her father became a disciple of the Curator can she hope to learn what the old noble seeks and why he is so fascinated by her.

Then tragedy strikes and the bond forged by Nefertiti’s Heart is severed. Nate without Cara succumbs to his darkness and he lashes out at those he holds responsible for her loss. Meanwhile, in the shadows, Inspector Fraser waits for his opportunity to pull down the man known as the villainous viscount.

With London entombed in ice and all hope lost, could this be the end…?

perf6.000x9.000.inddA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

Genre: historical-fantasy romance

Date of Release­­: May 21, 2015

Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson

Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Description:

Benjamin Grimm knows the theater is much like real life. In 1876 Philadelphia, people play their parts, hiding behind the illusion of their lives, and never revealing their secrets.

When he reunites with his childhood friend Eleanor Banneker, he is delighted. His delight turns to dismay when he discovers she has been under a spell for the past 7 years, being forced to live as a servant in her own home, and he realizes how sinister some secrets can be. She asks for his help, and he can’t refuse. Even if he doesn’t believe in ‘real’ magic, he can’t abandon her.

Ellie has spent the long years since her mother’s death under the watchful eye and unforgiving eye of her stepmother. Bewitched and hidden in plain sight, it seems no one can help Ellie escape. Not even her own father, who is under a spell of his own. When she sees Ben one evening, it seems he is immune to the magic that binds her, and her hope is rekindled along with her friendship.

But time is running short. If they do not find a way to break the spell before midnight on New Year’s Eve, then both Ellie and her father will be bound forever.

perf6.000x9.000.inddThe Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

Genre: Epic-fantasy

Date of Release­­: May 25, 2015

Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson

Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Description:

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, humans are not alone.

Joachim is a hunter. Though generations have passed since the Great Death, something has evolved in the trees beyond the giant glowing mushrooms, mutants that want to see human entrails spread along the jungle floor.

And now they’ve taken Joachim’s wife.

To get her back, Joachim must give the leader of these demons something in return: immortality. A creature knows when he is going to die, after all. In the realm of Zalm, Joachim must navigate a world of magic and darkness to find the ingredients to a potion. Only the Black Oracle knows where these ingredients are, but she’s a little busy at the moment. She leads an army of rebels, revolutionaries fighting for liberation against the High Council.

In a story of betrayal, prophecy, and bloodshed, Joachim must find a way to save his wife while evading a ruthless Empress, one that wants to see the Black Oracle and her associates killed - Joachim included.