Book Series Spotlight – Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams

Hey loves! If you’ve been following me, then you know how much I love the middle grade book series – Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams. It’s hilarious, thrilling, and absolutely magical. And soon you’ll be able to embark on this funtastic adventure wherever you go. The Legends of Orkney ebook collection will be released February 27 on Amazon. You can preorder your copy HERE.

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The Red Sun Review

Kalifus Rising Review

The Raven God Review 

A Note from the Author

Dear Friends:
Come and embark on a fantasy-filled action-packed journey in the magical Norse-mythology themed realm of Orkney! After releasing the third and final book in the series last year, I decided to offer readers a chance to read the trilogy in one setting through an easily accessible ebook collection.

The series was inspired when my youngest son challenged me to write him a book he could read. Guided by his love of mythology and fantasy, I created the legendary world of Orkney weaving in loads of Norse mythology with local folklore that included tales of witches trapped in stones. I hope you enjoy my new ebook collection!

To Orkney! Long may her legends grow!


And if you pre-order the Legends of Orkney: The Complete Trilogy ebook now, you can enter to win a signed copy of The Red Sun! For more details on how to enter click here.

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Alane_Adams_2_mini-683x1024I grew up in an old Quaker town called Whittier in Southern California. For college, I attended the University of Southern California where I wanted to be an English major, but my family convinced me to become an accountant so I could help run a family business. I spent the next few decades trying to get back to writing instead of balancing budgets. After leaving the family business behind in 2008, I started a foundation focusing on global poverty issues particularly their effect on children. I pursued a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and took several field visits with UNICEF, visiting schools around the world. After seeing the importance of education and literacy in the battle to end extreme poverty, I began to shift the focus of my foundation to improving and supporting literacy efforts. In 2009 I was invited to teach a course on social entrepreneurship at Chapman University and joined the full-time faculty for the next five years. Along the way, my passion for literacy and children came together when my 12-year-old son Alex challenged me to write a book he could read. I began writing the Legends of Orkneybook series and haven’t stopped writing since that day. My latest picture book, The Coal Thief, is based on stories from my father’s life growing up in Pennsylvania at the turn of the century. I have a new picture book out in November 2017 titled The Santa Thief and the last book in the Legends of Orkney series, The Raven God, is available now.

Having been an avid reader my entire life, books based on mythology have always fascinated me the most. I think it’s the idea of magic and the unlimited potential behind the surreal. Building an entirely new world like the fantastical realm of Orkney in my series has been a wonderful challenge. When I think of stories that don’t involve some element of magic it feels dry and boring. I love characters that are deeply flawed and full of emotions like anger and frustration and a burning desire to understand why it is they are so flawed. There are so many wonderful writers out there that entertain children and adults alike, but my all-time favorite book is River God by Wilbur Smith because it tells such a powerful story of life in ancient Egypt and you can’t help but be swept back to that time and place.

When I’m not writing or teaching, I’m out hiking somewhere in the world or hanging out with my three boys who are my greatest joy. Thank you for visiting my page. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I enjoyed writing them for you.

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Hope you get to meet Sam Baron and all the lovable and hilarious characters in this series!


Goodreads Monday


Hello lovelies! Time for another Goodreads Monday which is a weekly meme by Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog!

To participate, just choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR and show it off. For this meme, I’ll be focusing on a random book that I don’t own (hardcopy or ebooks) on my Goodreads “want-to-read” page.


Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge



Published by Balzar + Bray May 5, 2015

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance

Pages: 441



When Rachelle was fifteen, she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless—straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her hunt for the legendary sword that might save their world. Together, they navigate the opulent world of the courtly elite, where beauty and power reign and no one can be trusted. And as they become unexpected allies, they discover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding HoodCrimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.

I absolutely love retellings. I read Cruel Beauty a few years ago and while I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to, I still enjoyed reading it. My experience with Cruel Beauty was very weird. There were parts that I really loved, and others that just confused me. The story was definitely interesting…but in an odd way. You can read my full review HERE.

Even though I didn’t completely fall in love with Cruel Beauty, I found Hodge’s writing somewhat fascinating, so I added Crimson Bound to my TBR. Now, if only I can figure out a way to freeze time and read all day everyday…

Have you read this book? Did you love it or hate it? Should I bump it up my list? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great week loves!!!