Monday, April 22, 2019

Birthday Special: Toni Cox

Hi, everyone, here's a message for you from Toni Cox, fantasy author!

It’s my Birthday!

Although it is tradition for the birthday girl to receive the gifts, I have decided to turn things on its head this year by giving all you fantasy fanatics a gift of my own.

All three books of my trilogy will be marked down to $ 0.99 from 19 – 25 April 2019.

If it’s epic fantasy you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Elves? Dragons? Battles? Magic? A touch of romance? It has it all.

The trilogy:
Maia returns home from a stay of absence to complete her final test to become an Elemental, only to find her world in chaos. Suddenly faced with responsibilities she thinks she is not ready for, a love she does not reciprocate, and a threat to her people that might kill them all, she may be forced to become what she was born to be – a Prime.

An army more terrible than the nation of Grildor has ever had to face has invaded the lands and is killing the Elves by the thousands. Lord Longshadow invokes the Rule of Kings and gathers the forces of Greater Grildor to their aid.

Maia, aided by her dragon Midnight and the mysterious Death Elemental, seek help of their own. All the while, Maia and Blaid must come to terms with their opposing powers and the disaster it could spell for their entire world.

The race is on to save the planet of Elveron from the invading forces. Will they be in time to stop their total annihilation?


Born in Germany in 1976, Toni Cox moved to South Africa in 1991. Although she has spent much of her working career in the timber wholesale business, she is also an accomplished horse rider, has a diploma in project management, photography, and nutrition, and has a passion for books and all things fantasy.

From a young age, her dream had always been to put her imagination into words - give the stories life. When she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2013, she decided life is too short not to follow her dream. So, with the support of her husband and three children, she began writing book 1 of the Elemental Trilogy in January 2015.

Toni Cox writes Epic Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian Fantasy, and Dark Fantasy. She is a firm believer in dragons.


Bonus! Toni's New Release - Luke - is a must read!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Review: Eloah: No Heaven by Lex Allen

Eloah: No HeavenEloah: No Heaven by Lex Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having read book 3 of this series, I simply had to start from the beginning to get the entire picture, and I am so glad I did. Firstly, this kind of insightful read is a must-do for me, and secondly, I am always intrigued by how others see the Jesus story. While I am not anti-religion, I am not religious and therefore not offended by the possible twists on offer.

Having myself wondered how people would in fact react if Jesus was to pop back up on Earth, and having told myself that no one would believe it, I found No Heaven intriguing. Here is the man himself reappearing, and what do folk do? It’s a hoax, of course, and let’s get him before it upsets the status quo.

Of course, there are other twists to this tale! Thank heavens! This is a great read, filled with insight, a thoroughly enjoyable adventure into a ‘what-if’ scenario. I am already well into book 2, but stopped to leave this review because it definitely deserves it.

Highly recommended indeed!

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The Bartender

Harry leads a solitary existence, tending bar because it allows him to interact with people without becoming involved. His life isn’t a normal one, after all.

When the woman perfectly dressed and groomed takes a seat in the shadows and asks for wine, something about her calls to him. He answers that summons and it changes everything, for they have something extraordinary in common.

His dreams, and hers, will never be the same again.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

One Tree Seasons

From April 2018 to April 2019 I took pics of this particular tree (a type pf willow) to showcase the seasons. I landed up with a host of photos and had to be very selective, or else the collage would be too large with too small images. This doesn't do it justice. but here it is :)

When I grow up