Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 7/26/2020


Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

It’s been a little slow in the reading arena for me lately.  I’m behind in my Goodreads challenge even though I had been ahead of the game for months.  Is it because I’m back to work?  Maybe.  It’s been a challenge that’s for sure.


  • This is an author that I like, but her characters haven’t really “grabbed” me.  It could have been the state of mind I was in at the time, so when I found this series and read the description, I decided to show you in case you are a fan.  It sounds like something I’d enjoy, so I’ll give it a try.

Title: The Cursing Stones
Author: Sonya Bateman
Series: Avalon Rising #1
Release date:  April 12, 2017
Description: Home is where the monsters are…

Rhiannon ‘Rain’ Finlay sucks at being a druid. Her gift of communicating with animals works just fine, but she doesn’t know a Thurisaz rune from a Wunjo, and she can’t even cast a circle of protection without a cheat sheet. That’s why she decided to leave her tiny village on the Isle of Parthas, North Sea, for a normal non-magical life halfway around the world.

But when her beloved grandfather disappears along with a handful of villagers, she’s forced to return home and use her gift — and her crappy druid magic — to help them. Unfortunately, she’s not exactly prepared to face the very real monsters that are popping up all over, from mutant spiders to banshees, black dogs … and worse.

That’s when she learns all the crazy stories her father told her growing up, about the old deserted castle on the island having belonged to King Arthur, might not be so crazy after all.

The legends are real. They’re returning to Parthas.

And they have unfinished business with Rain Finlay. 


Title: The Risen Bones
Author: Sonya Bateman
Series: Avalon Rising #2
Release date:  July 15, 2020
DescriptionBe careful what you wish for …

Rhiannon ‘Rain’ Finlay never expected to fight monsters when she came home to the Isle of Parthas almost a month ago. But now she’s defeated a hideous giant spider, a faerie dog, and a few other beasties along the way, not to mention sharpened her druid skills a bit and brushed up on talking to animals.

To be honest, she’s a bit bored with nothing more to fight. At least until one of the villagers loses his head — literally — and it appears that the culprit is not human.

Rain thought it was over, but the monsters are back and bigger than ever. And that’s not the only trouble she’s having. The mysterious ‘ghost’ who saved her life needs her help to escape his hellish prison. Her father is dating, her co-worker is getting meaner every day, and her talking bird is dreaming about her death. The secrets that have been kept from her all her life are slowly surfacing to screw with everyone she knows.

And one of those secrets is about to return from the dead, to claim vengeance for an ancient grudge against Rain that she didn’t even know existed. Until now.


(Disclaimer: One Book Two nor does their reviewer receive any credits or reimbursements from Amazon, Audible or the author for this announcement.)

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About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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