Release Day Celebration: Blood Oath by Amanda McCrina with Giveaway



Hello Loves and Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Blood Oath by Amanda McCrina

presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!



The aftermath of what happened in the capital has shaken Torien to the core. Battling self-doubt and bitterness, he must find his resolve as he is sent back to Tasso to quell a violent uprising on the Road.

But Torien will need more than resolve to navigate the deadly path before him. His troops are inexperienced and his new adjutant untrustworthy. A series of murder attempts leaves the whole camp on edge. As the threat of mutiny builds, the mission seems doomed before they even reach Tasso—and Torien is beginning to suspect it was meant that way. He and his men are being set up to fail.

With his best friend in the hands of the rebels, his commanding officer refusing to negotiate a peace treaty, and his own men ready to turn on him at any moment, Torien must decide once and for all how much he’s willing to sacrifice for an empire he no longer believes in.

Blood Oath (Blood Oath #2)
by Amanda McCrina
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: Month9Books


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He spent the heat of the day there on the tent floor, waiting to die.

He lay very still in the half-light, blinking sweat from his eyes and licking it from his lips, pacing his breaths as the signo had taught him, looking up at the scraped-leather tent hide and trying to find Cesin in the cracks and little ridges, remembering that he couldn’t die, not yet, because the Dobryno had promised him that he would die a blood traitor before the doors of the house at Vessy—remembering suddenly in the silence that it was the Decimes, five days until his birthday, five years to the month since he’d been home for the barley harvest.

He’d been fourteen, very nearly to his manhood, and that year at harvest the bodies of the executed Dobryni still hung in the oaks below the city walls on the north bank of the river, facing the causeway. He hadn’t been down to the river all that harvest season. Afraid of ghosts, Taure said—Taure, who’d been nineteen years old and afraid of nothing, who went out with the huntsmen in the river wood after deer and boar. He’d meant no harm by his words, but he didn’t understand and couldn’t understand, because he had never looked into a dying man’s eyes.

Torien didn’t fear the dead. The dead had followed him five years now, familiar as kin. But he’d let Taure think it was fear, because he didn’t know how to explain that it was shame.


Amanda McCrina has studied in Italy, taught English in Japan, and currently tutors Latin in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in History from the University of West Georgia, and is now pursuing her MA. She writes stories that incorporate her love of history, languages, and world travel. She drinks far too much coffee and dreams of one day having a winning fantasy-hockey season.


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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Summer/Beach Reads in 2018


Hello lovelies! It feels like forever ago since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday post. Anyway, this week’s topic is Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach so I’ll be listing 10 of my favorite summer/beach reads. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you probably know that I love swoony romances and contemporaries. While summer is not my favorite season (I love the cold weather), I definitely look forward to it all year for one reason — Summer makes me want to read lighthearted, fluffy, adorably cute contemporaries that always make me feel all kinds of happy and I absolutely love it.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January 16, 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of my favorite summer/beach reads. I’ll be listing 5 from this year, and 5 of my all time favorites.


The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cazzo

Just One of The Royals by Leah and Kate Rooper

Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welsch

Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley

Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken




Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

So, what are some of your favorite summer or beach reads? What are some fun books you’re looking forward to reading this summer? Leave your comments and recommendations down below. Loved to hear from you.

Until the next TTT, have a wonderful day loves!!