Monthly Wrap Up May

Monthly Wrap Up: May 2021

May’s gone away in the blink of an eye. I just can’t believe we are almost at June and JFC, where the months are going?

Although we didn’t post as much on the blog, life’s been a bit crazy regardless. I got my first vaccine shot at the start of the month and then I decided to hand in my notice at work toward the end of it. This was the best decision for my mental health, though my bank account won’t thank me anytime soon, unless I manage to find a job in the next month or two. Fun times ahead. But you are not here to hear about all my personal whinings, so let’s move ahead.

In May, as you probably noticed, we took things a bit easy as we all had our personal lives intruding and quite frankly, we all deserve a break every once in a while. Also, burnout is a real fucking thing. Just saying. But we still didn’t leave you all alone, we toured books, we reviewed some, revealed covers and some of us are preparing for the next round of SPFBO. But I’ll talk more about that in later posts. For now, let’s see what we had on offer in May!

Book Reviews

In case you missed any of our reviews in May, it’s your chance to catch up!

Eye of Obscurance by Jeffrey L. Kohanek – 4/5

Eye of Obscurance by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

We repurposed Jen’s earlier review of Eye of Obscurance for the Book Blitz organized by Storytellers On Tour, so if it seems familiar, that’s why.

Jeffrey L. Kohanek has a knack for giving them fun personalities and lots of humorous interactions with one another. This is popcorn so it’s light on some of the rounding out of the characters – we do see clear motivations but occasionally there is a leap to get us from point a to b in the story, that’s ok too because this is unapologetically fun and isn’t trying to be anything else.”

The Silence of Bones – 4/5

The Silence of Bones by June Hur

Jen reviewed The Silence of BonesJune Hur‘s debut YA Historical Fiction novel.

The Silence of the Bones was a good solid debut and I will definitely be on the lookout for more of June Hur’s future books.”

A Gathering of Chaos by Cameron Hopkin – 4.5/5

A Gathering of Chaos by Cameron Hopkin

Jen got a request to review A Gathering of ChaosCameron Hopkin‘s newly released Epic Fantasy novel, as part of a successful RPG Kickstarter campaign.

A Gathering of Chaos was so much fun. I just had a blast with this book. I want more.

Fans of the old Forgotten Realms or the more recent The Copper Promise by Jen Williams may enjoy this one.”

Author Spotlight

Cover Reveal

Organized by Storytellers On Tour, we brought to you the brand new cover of The Stone God, the first book in Erin Kellison’s Indulgence series.

The Stone God by Erin Kellison cover reveal

Organized by Storytellers On Tour, we brought to you the brand new cover of The Binding Tempest, the debut Epic Fantasy novel of Steven Rudy, the first in the Luminance Saga.

The Binding Tempest by Steven Rudy Cover Reveal

Organized by Storytellers On Tour, we brought to you the brand new cover of The Ruler of Chaos, the upcoming third book in the Tales of an Outcast Faerie series by Allison Rose.

The Ruler of Chaos by Allison Rose Cover Reveal

Organized by Storytellers On Tour, we brought to you the brand new cover of Beyond the Rail and Other Nightmares, Ichabod Ebenezer‘s upcoming Horror short story collection.

Beyond the Rail and Other Nightmares by Ichabod Ebenezer Cover Reveal
Storytellers On Tour

Red in Tooth and Claw by Ryan Howse

Red in Tooth and Claw by Ryan Howse

We gave the spotlight to Red in Tooth and ClawRyan Howse’s Horror Fantasy novel. Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with their spotlights. Come and learn a bit more about the world of Red in Tooth and Claw through our Q&A with Ryan!

Cold from the North by D.W. Ross

Cold from the North by D.W. Ross

We gave the spotlight to Cold from the North, the first book in D.W. Ross’ Epic Fantasy series, Onyxborn Chronicle. Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with their spotlights. Come and learn a bit more about the world of Cold from the North through our Q&A with D.W.!

White as Frost by Anthea Sharp

White as Frost by Anthea Sharp

We gave the spotlight to White as Frost, the first book in Anthea Sharp’s YA Fantasy series, Darkwood. Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with their reviews, interviews and more. Come and learn a bit more about the world of White as Frost through our Q&A with Anthea!

Wyrd Gods by Susana Imaginário

Wyrd Gods by Susana Imaginário

We gave the spotlight to Wyrd GodsSusana Imaginário’s Mythic Dark Fantasy novel, the first book in the Timelessness series! Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with reviews and other posts. Come and learn a bit more about the world of Wyrd Gods through Susana’s playlist!

Oathbreaker by A. J. Rettger

Oathbreaker by A. J. Rettger

We gave the spotlight to OathbreakerA. J. Rettger’s debut Dark Fantasy novel. Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with their reviews, interviews and more. Come and learn a bit more about the world of Oathbreaker through our Q&A with A. J.!

The Shadow Watch by S.A. Klopfenstein

The Shadow Watch by S. A. Klopfenstein

We gave the spotlight to The Shadow Watch, the first book in S.A. Klopfenstein’s YA Fantasy series, Shadow Watch. Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with their reviews, interviews and more. Come and learn a bit more about the world of The Shadow Watch through our Q&A with S.A.!

Flames of Rebellion by Aaron S. Jones

Flames of Rebellion by Aaron S. Jones

We gave the spotlight to Flames of RebellionAaron S. Jones’ Epic Fantasy novel, the first book in The Broken Gods series! Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with reviews and other posts. Come and learn a bit more about the world of Flames of Rebellion through Aaron’s playlist!

The Throne of Ice & Ash by J.D.L. Rosell

The Throne of Ice & Ash by J.D.L. Rosell

We gave the spotlight to The Throne of Ice & AshJ.D.L. Rosell’s Epic Fantasy novel, the first book in the Runewar Saga series! Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with reviews, interviews and other posts. Come and learn a bit more about the world of Throne of Ice & Ash through J.D.L.’s fan cast!

I think that’s it for May. I hope to see you all in June when we’ll be celebrating the Pride Month!

Timy, also known as Queen Terrible Timy hails from a magical land called Hungary, born and raised in its capital city, Budapest. Books have been her refuge and best friends ever since she can remember along with music. She might be a tiny bit addicted to the latter. Timy is the owner and editor of Queen's Book Asylum. Timy is also the co-owner/manager of Storytellers On Tour, a book tour organizing service dedicated to indie SFF authors. In her free time (hah!) she likes to scribble things, collect panda stuff, go to concerts and travel.

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