Blog Tour Excerpt – One Queen of an Ending by Zachary Ryan

One Queen of an Ending
Zachary Ryan
(The High School Queens Trilogy, #3)
Published by: Kingston Publishing Company
Publication date: August 26th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

It’s time to say goodbye to our Johnson Prep favorites before they all head off to college.

After the gossip-worthy events of graduation and the shocking death of one of their classmates, it seems The Queen of Queens wants to give Danielle, Bethany, Calvin, Tucker, and Aman one last hurrah.

Will everything have a happy ending, or will one of our favorites end up 6 feet under? How will the war end with the salacious arrival of returning students, Andrew and Jasmine? They all had one lesson left to learn: Just because high school is over, doesn’t mean the high school drama ends. They’re all about to take their curtain call, but will it end as a comedy or a tragedy?

Discover this sultry and thrilling end to the High School Queens Series.


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For every girl’s big day, they say ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.’ At Johnson Prep, a girl’s big day was something sinister, something designer, something sexy, and something red. It was the day you were marked by The Marked Queen. A package was delivered to your house, and you were supposed to be a good servant as you were a messenger of the Queen now. 

Jasmine opened her package that morning, and squealed for joy because she had been dreaming of this day. She had always wondered when she would be marked by the Queen, and when her day to stroll down the hallway in a red leather dress would come true. She pulled out the dress, and saw her black devil pin was under it. 

Jasmine, you’ve been marked. We know how you’ve waited for your day to wear the prized red dress. I did make it a little loose for you, because no one wants to see your back rolls. You better wear the dress with pride, or you will go downhill. Have a fun day being my bitch. We know how much you love being in the spotlight. -The Marked Queen.

She looked at the note that she was supposed to spread, and she couldn’t have been happier. She was marked, and she got to take down her least favorite person in the world. It was a day she would never forget. Yes, most girls would think their wedding day was their biggest moment, but for Jasmine, it was when she was marked. 




Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status–and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused.

After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he hopes to help other broken souls out there find comfort amid the chaos.


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Thanks for stopping by lovelies. Hope you have a wonderful day!



Blog Tour Review – A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth


Hello lovelies and Welcome to my BLOG TOUR stop for A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. This book is unique and fascinating and I enjoyed the magically enchanting world Weymouth has created. I can’t wait for you to be mesmerized by it and fall in love with Violet and Burleigh.


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Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: September 10, 2019

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy,

Format: Hardcover 352 pages, Ebook, and Audiobook





Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic kept Violet happy, draping her in flowers while she slept, fashioning secret hiding places for her, and lighting fires on the coldest nights to keep her warm.

Everything shattered, though, when her father committed high treason trying to free Burleigh from the king’s oppressive control. He was killed, and Vi was forced into hiding.

When she’s given a chance to go back, she discovers Burleigh has run wild with grief. Vines and briars are crumbling the walls. Magic that once enriched the surrounding countryside has turned dark and deadly, twisting lush blooms into thorns, poisoning livestock and destroying crops. Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain.

Vi would do anything to help, and soon she finds herself walking the same deadly path as her father all those years before. Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.

Content warnings are available via the author’s website.




A beautifully haunting, magical, and enchantingly unique tale


Enchanting, magical and absolutely unique, A Treason of Thorns by is a beautifully haunting tale that kept me engrossed until the end.

Filled with magic, mystery, secrets, and emotions, this story is satisfyingly engaging, fascinating, and delightful in all the way that matters. There are so many things that I enjoyed about this book and I could rave about them all, but this is definitely one of those stories that you have to experience to understand just how amazing it is. The storyline is incredibly unique and intriguing and honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like this gem before. The relationship between the caretaker and the house and the magic involved is incredibly intriguing to read about. I enjoyed the lovely writing, the mesmeric world-building, the awesome magic system, the fabulous characters, and the romance. I think Weymouth paces the plot really well, weaves relevant themes, and concludes her one of a kind tale fantastically. I was enthralled by everything and I can’t wait for you to be too.

I adored Violet with all my heart and the supporting cast is quite wonderful too. Violet Sterling is a strong and fantastic heroine. I loved her determination and admired everything she was willing to do for her Burleigh. I enjoyed her character development and defintiely rooted for her the entire time. I  really wanted her to succeed and choose to do what truly makes her happy. Wyn is a great character and I liked seeing him with Violet. I liked Jed and Mira and the other minor characters definitely had their own intrigue to keep the story interesting.

Romance is my ultimate weakness and I love to read stories with all kinds of romance that I rarely pick up a book without it. However, I didn’t feel too crazy about it in this book. I do like the romance well enough and there are some sweet moments. It’s just the romance wasn’t really getting to me… it’s slow burn for sure and I like slow burn romances… but honestly, I think I was just more interested on the magical aspects of the story, which I love, Violet’s character arc and struggles, and of course Burleigh that the love story/romance didn’t really matter that much to me. So, it’s nice that there’s a little romance and I liked and enjoyed it for being there, but I personally just wasn’t super into it.

An enthralling, imaginative and heartwrenching tale, A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth is full of magic and wonder and I cannot wait for you to get lost in it. The writing is absolutely gorgeous and alluring, the world-building is intricate, lush, and impressive, and the characters are likable and interesting. This book is engrossing, fun, emotional and will stay with you. At the heart of it all, this is a beautiful story about family, duty, loyalty, sacrifices, love and so much more.

If you’re looking for something different, wildly creative, and exciting, then add this book on your TBR and get ready to be transported into a fantastically magical world.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author and publisher for participating in a Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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Laura Weymouth is a Canadian living in exile in America, and the sixth consecutive generation of her family to immigrate from one country to another. Born and raised in the Niagara region of Ontario, she now lives at the edge of the woods in western New York, along with her husband, two wild-hearted daughters, a spoiled cat, an old soul of a dog, and an indeterminate number of chickens. She is represented by the inimitable Lauren Spieller of TriadaUS.








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Thanks for stopping by my sweeties. I hope you have a wonderful and magical Sunday spent with the people you love and doing things that bring you joy.

Until next time, take care, happy reading, and lots of love! Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour and add this book on your TBR.