Not Just a Fan of Fantasy, but of Thrillers

My taste is books may have altered over the years. After all, everything in our lives does. Our taste buds reject foods we once craved, seeking something new and exciting to our palettes. We learn to take risks with our likes and dislikes and to appreciate what we're familiar with.

My bookish taste buds have begun to lead me (increasingly so) toward the Thriller genre. Maybe it's the deliciously dark moments fuelled by surprise or the constant sense of wonder and mystery I get from these books, but I've become an adrenaline junky, looking for my next quick fix of thrilling literature.

I find myself longing for pitch-black corridors and failing flashlights while exploring dangerous locales. Don't get me wrong, I am still infatuated with mythic creatures, magic, and ancient folklore. These things will forever form a part of my heart and soul, but give me a dark, sadistic serial killer to analyze and I am completely hooked.

Just A Drop in the Ocean (A Review)

From Grant Leishman comes A Drop in the Ocean, a charming tale of romance, deceit, and accountability for one's actions. Set between the Philippines and New Zealand, we follow the journeys of Teresa and Nick, two long lost pen-pals.

Having lost the contact they craved as adolescents, both try to move on and find romance, but neither finds what they need in their partners. There is a recurring theme of emotional manipulation that sees both Teresa and Nick desperately cling to unhealthy relationships. This story warns potential readers of the signs of emotional manipulation, both in men and women.

At first, I disliked Teresa as she allowed herself to be used not only as a sexual object but as a fall-guy for people in political power. I suppose that I also felt a similar way about Nick's character when he first marries. He allows his hopes and aspirations to disappear, clinging to the company of his new wife, no matter how dire his financial situation gets.

I enjoyed the author'…

Chameleon, by Zoe Kalo (Review)

A Young Adult / Paranormal tale that visits the theme of human psychology.

After being kicked out of her last high school, Paloma finds herself stuck in a convent/boarding school where nuns teach more than just biology and languages. Cruelty runs amock, but not

everything (or indeed everyone) is as it seems.

I found this to be a chilling read full of unique mysteries that spiraled together, forming a complete picture at the very end. It's hard to tell who can be trusted in this YA Paranormal journey. Can Paloma trust her own mind when things start to look bleak? I wasn't sure of the answer at first.

True deception is an art form, as I soon found out through reading Chameleon. As the saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Find the book here:
Recommended for lovers of the paranormal and abnormal psychology.

Rated 5 stars.

Sunday Brings A Book Launch

Hi guys and gals, and all those in between,

In addition to today's earlier post, I would like to invite you to
join my Facebook event this Sunday, for the official book launch
of Phoenix's revised edition.

Phoenix revised edition Launch Event

This is separate from the book tour that I recently
mentioned in one of my posts.
 We shall be hosting multiple author giveaways in the Fantasy,
Young Adult, and Romance genres, and chatting to other authors
about their day to day lives, interests, and getting to know
both them and fellow readers better.
If you're interested in coming along, it is a FREE online event and shall
be running on Sunday 30th April from 10 am to 5 pm (GMT: London, Lisbon.)
It would mean a lot to see some of you there and I hope you're all having an
amazing #TGIF!

Bye. :)

Introducing Our Sister Blog Site

Hello and good morning you gorgeous people. 
Today is another day of announcement here at the Buchelli Books Blog.

We are proud to introduce our sister blog site over on Wordpress, with 
Fantasy Books 411

For the time being, both sites with remain, each with their
own followers and personalized content.

If either blog should be deleted in the future, then there shall be
several notifications before any such event.
If you'd like to check out the Fantasy Books 411 site, then here is the link again:

Fantasy Books 411

Happy to keep you updated. I hope you all have an incredible
weekend and be sure to keep on reading and doing your own thing.

Bye. :)

Hi, Book Lovers.
It's time for an announcement!
From May 1st - 15th, Bewitching Book Tours will be hosting a
Book Blog Tour for PHOENIX: Book One of The PeradonFantasy Series.

A copy of the Tour schedule can be found below:

Schedule Phoenix by Daccari Buchelli

May 1 Guest Blog Fang-tastic Books

May 1 Spotlight The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

May 2 Spotlight Books, Dreams,Life

May 2 Spotlight Mello and June, It's a Book Thang! –

May 2 Spotlight Lisa-Queen of Random
May 3 Spotlight The Authors Blog

May 3 Spotlight CBY Book Club

May 3 Spotlight <

Cloak of Echoes: A Fantasy Book Review

Cloak of Echoes (Book 2), by C. K. Dawn:

Cloak of Echoes, the second book of a daring fantasy series, follows seventeen-year-old Emma Kincaid as she deals with the mysterious empathic abilities that have so far shaped her life.Emma's character comes across as quirky and shy, though she possesses a natural talent for humor and is stronger than she gives herself credit for.

The story progresses quickly, with an effortless friendship forming between Emma and brooding new student, Mattox. Themes of loss and difference are key to the tale as secrets are revealed regarding Emma's unique abilities.

I enjoyed every moment of this short, but intense read. I found myself feeling every subtle emotion of Emma's character as the urgency of the scenes built up. I was eager to turn each page, excited for what would happen next.

This book is definitely on my paperback list. I would recommend it to lovers of urban fantasy and Arthurian fantasy.…