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Blog Tour: Pocket Full of Tinder by Jill Archer

It’s all been building to this, from the series spotlight to the reviews of the prequels to the cover reveal, until finally we’ve reached it, a review of newest book in the Noon Onyx series, Pocket Full of Tinder! Be sure to check out the blog tour giveaway, too!

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

pocket-full-of-tinderTitlePocket Full of Tinder
AuthorJill Archer
SeriesNoon Onyx, Book 04
Publish Date: December 15, 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Cover: Rebecca Frank
Source: Provided by the author

Publisher’s Description: Noon Onyx is back! In this long-awaited fourth installment, Jill Archer returns readers to the dangerous world of Halja, where demons, angels, and humans coexist in an uneasy state of détente.

Maegester-in-Training Noon Onyx feels like she’s done it all – mastered fiery magic, become an adept fighter, learned the law, killed countless demons, and survived having her heart broken by both love and an arrow, but now she’ll face her greatest challenge yet…

Far to the north lies an outpost famous for its unrest – Rockthorn Gorge. The town’s patron has specifically requested Noon’s help. Her assignment? Help the neophyte demon lord build his fiefdom and keep what’s his. The problem? Lord Aristos – Noon’s new employer – is her erstwhile lover, Ari Carmine, the aforementioned heartbreaker. And the number one thing he wants is her.

When Rockthorn Gorge’s viaduct is destroyed by Displodo, an enigmatic bomber, killing a dozen settlers and wounding scores more, Noon sets off early to aid in the search and rescue. Ari is listed among the missing and the suspects are legion. But Noon’s search is just the beginning. Her journey forces Noon to confront not only those she loves, but also enemies hell-bent on destroying them.

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Book will also be available on Nook and CreateSpace on or about December 15.


Blog Tour Giveaway…

To celebrate the release of Pocket Full of Tinder, the author is giving away a sweet prize! Be sure to enter via Rafflecopter!

  • #1 – an Etsy “Book Lover” prize pack (https://www.etsy.com/people/archer48/favorites/pocket-full-of-tinder-book-lover-prize-pack), which includes a book hoarder dragon poster, a dozen book page flowers, six book wine charms, and a pair of book earrings. (U.S. Only for Option #1. If these items are no longer available on Etsy, winner will receive Option #2).
  • Or #2 — $50 worth of fantasy books from Book Depository and a $25 Etsy gift certificate.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: Once again we have a beautiful cover. I was so happy to see that there is very little repeat information in this installment. The characters still continue to grow, especially Noon who still has so much to learn about herself. This book is heartbreaking—you will have to read it to find out why—but it is also uplifting.

badge5v4Dislikes: There wasn’t anything that I didn’t like about the fourth installment of the Noon Onyx series. The deaths were devastating for both Noon and this reader! However, many of the issues I had with the previous novels have been fixed. I’m also not sure how I feel about the ending. It leaves room for another installment in the series, but it could also be a wonderful wrap up as well.

Overall I think this is the best Noon novel yet and give it 5 drakons!

Our reviews in this series…

Recommendations…

Looking for a strong female lead? Check out Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Want more angels and demons? Look into Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan EE. YA not your thing? Check out the adult urban fantasy Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.


About The Author…

Jill ArcherJill Archer writes dark, genre-bending fantasy from rural Maryland. Her novels include Dark Light of Day, Fiery Edge of Steel, White Heart of Justice, and Pocket Full of Tinder. She loves cats, coffee, books, movies, day tripping, and outdoor adventuring.

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I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

White Heart of Justice by Jill Archer

You may have noticed that we’ve been creeping up on a new release by Jill Archer, book four in the Noon Onyx series. We’re getting closer, but for today, check out Luna’s review of book three, White Heart of Justice.

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

White Heart of JusticeTitleWhite Heart of Justice
AuthorJill Archer
SeriesNoon Onyx, Book 03
Publish Date: May 27, 2014, Ace
Genre: Fantasy
Cover: Jason Chan
Source: provided by the author

Publisher’s Description: Since Lucifer claimed victory at Armageddon, demons, angels, and humans have coexisted in uneasy harmony. Those with waning magic are trained to maintain peace and order. But hostilities are never far from erupting…

After years of denying her abilities, Noon Onyx, the first woman in history to wield waning magic, has embraced her power. She’s won the right to compete in the prestigious Laurel Crown Race—an event that will not only earn her the respect of her peers but also, if she wins, the right to control her future.

However, Noon’s task is nearly impossible: retrieve the White Heart of Justice, a mythical sword that disappeared hundreds of years ago. The sword is rumored to be hidden in a dangerous region of Halja that she is unlikely to return from. But Noon’s life isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance. The sword holds an awesome power that, in the wrong hands, could reboot the apocalypse—and Noon is the only one who can prevent Armageddon from starting again…

Possible spoilers beyond this point.


Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: I like that the information dump that can be found in the first two novels is absent for this novel. Readers can focus more on the current story and action. I love that Noon is now comfortable in her own skin. In the first two novels, we were introduced to Host magic and Angel magic. This novel presents a new kind of magic – perennial. I can’t wait to see how all three play into the next installment. There are quite a few surprises that I didn’t see coming.

Dislikes: I am heartbroken! As much as I liked Ari, I liked Rafe that much more! Noon and Rafe just seemed to belong together and those swoon worthy feels were dashed! My only other complaint is that the first section of the book talks about how difficult Tartarus will be, but compared to the first half of the book, the time in Tartarus is quite short and I didn’t get the sense of danger that was claimed in the first section.

badge4v4Despite the first two book having a lot of repeated information and a lot of information given all at once, I fell in love with the overall story and the characters. This book doesn’t disappoint in improving upon the flaws of the previous books and making readers want to continue the story. I give this book 4 stars.

Our reviews in this series…

Recommendations…

Take a look at the Raine Benares series by Lisa Shearin, the Marla Mason series by T.A. Pratt, or the Promethean Age series by Elizabeth Bear.

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

Fiery Edge of Steel by Jill Archer

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

fiery-edge-of-steelTitle: Fiery Edge of Steel
Author: Jill Archer
Series: Noon Onyx #2
Publish Date: May 28, 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Artist: Jason Chan
Source: Provided by publisher

Publisher’s DescriptionLucifer and his army triumphed at Armageddon, leaving humans and demons living in uncertain peace based on sacrifice and strict laws. It is up to those with mixed demon and human blood, the Host, to prevent society from falling into anarchy.

Noon Onyx is the first female Host in memory to wield the destructive waning magic that is used to maintain order among the demons. Her unique abilities, paired with a lack of control and reluctance to kill, have branded her as an outsider from her peers. Only her powerful lover, Ari Carmine, and a roguish and mysterious Angel, Rafe Sinclair, support her unconventional ways.

When Noon is shipped off to a remote outpost to investigate several unusual disappearances, a task which will most likely involve trying and killing the patron demon of that area, it seems Luck is not on her side. But when the outpost settlers claim that an ancient and evil foe has stepped out of legend to commit the crimes, Noon realizes that she could be facing something much worse than she ever imagined…

Possible spoilers beyond this point.


Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: I like that by the end of this installment in the Noon series, Noon is far more comfortable with her powers. I like the fact that she wants to know that a demon is guilty before executing it. She doesn’t want to just take someone’s word for it. I also like that none of the characters in this novel are what they seem to be. The mystery of the Shallows is a great addition to the Noon tale, and I am delighted in the way it was played out.

Dislikes: While there isn’t as much of an information dump, the first part of the book is still pretty slow. There are some parts that I found interesting in the first part – like Noon’s choosing of her Angel partner – but for the most part it doesn’t pick up until the second half.

badge4v4While I will continue reading the series, I hope that the overload of information will improve. For this reason I give Fiery Edge of Steel 4 burn marks.

Our reviews in this series…

If you like this book…

…you might try Dark Angel: A Gothic Fairy Tale by T.J. Bennett, The Haunting of Mitch Hamilton by Ann K. Shepherd, Open Gates by D.T. Dyllin.

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer

“Into the darkness, we bring light.”

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Dark Light of DayTitleDark Light of Day
AuthorJill Archer
SeriesNoon Onyx, Book 01
Publish Date: September 25, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Artist: David Palumbo
Source: Bewitching Book Tours

Publisher’s DescriptionArmageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret—she was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of and some will consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.


Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: The world and magic system Archer has created is fascinating. Most people would expect the Angels to win; but, in Archer’s post-Armageddon world, it is the Demons who won. While this may hold no appeal to some people, I found it a bold move. The ending was explosive! I devoured the last 70 pages of the book!

Dislikes: While the world is a unique creation, the beginning of the book is a huge info dump. Instead of gradually introducing readers to the races of people and the history of the world, readers get all that information in a few pages. I also had a problem with Noon herself. Though she is twenty-one, I often felt that she acted like a child. She goes back and forth between being timid and being a strong independent woman for most of the book. It isn’t until the last few chapters that she accepts who she is.

badge3v4Despite the information dump and the wishy-washy main character I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will read the next book in the series. I give this three stars.

If you like this book…

…you might try The Demon Plagues (Plague Wars, #5) by David VanDyke, Daughter of the Sword (Fated Blades, #1) by Steve Bein, or Dark Angel: A Gothic Fairy Tale by T.J. Bennett.

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.