Well, it’s been some week! As some of you will know my publisher had some problems with Amazon and all Next Chapter authors kindle books were pulled from sale during the busiest time – Black Friday week. This was horrendously stressful but is resolved now! Thank heavens.
So, I am particularly appreciative of the book bloggers, author friends, and Blackberry Book Tours who rallied to ensure these wonderful reviews, and support. I will be adding any further review links.
Thank you!! Check out the sale post. Bloodstone is on limited kindle sale: https://mjmallon.com/2021/11/30/bloodstone-the-curse-of-time-ya-fantasy-sale-nextchapterpb/
‘The author blurs the lines between reality and fantasy in the story. We can see this in the human characteristics of the house (…)’ @ReadRot
The author explores the issue of self-harm, and how things are not always the way it seems. Bloodstone: The Curse of Time by M.J. Mallon #raiseareader#parenting@Marjorie_Mallonhttps://readorrot.com/bloodstone-the-curse-of-time-by-m-j-mallon/book-review/… via @@ReadRot
‘I will say the one thing I loved about this book is that you didn’t have the world-building drag on for hundreds of pages. This is great and didn’t have the story drag on and was quite a fast-paced read.’ @FeatzR
‘I really liked Esme, the girl in the mirror.’ @FeatzR
‘This book is about Amelina, a teenage girl who goes on an adventure to discover the truth about her family.’ @FeatzR
‘I also loved the incorporation of crystals. I can’t remember the last fantasy I read where they are used in this way. Very creative and a great addition to the overall story.’ Certified Book Nerd
‘Definitely an interesting and engaging beginning to the series and one I recommend.’ Certified Book Nerd
‘I LOVE that this has magic mirrors. They are always fun for me and Esme is a wonderful character.’ Certified Book Nerd
The world building is mesmerizing at times! The characters are easy to like & relate to ! Any fantasy reader would really enjoy & appreciate the imagination that went into the world building & the characters! Happy reading everyone! Angel White Book.n.All.Night
So is Bloodstone worth reading? Yes, a fantastic option for fans of contemporary fantasy. Pick it up and enjoy the haunting life of Amelina. I know I am craving more. Books and Games.
‘At the beginning of the book, readers are introduced to an unusual object known as a chronophage, which makes an appearance within the story.’ @marylannireads
To find out more about my inspirations: https://booksgosocial.com/2021/07/27/interview-with-m-j-mallon-the-author-of-a-fantasy-novel-bloodstone/
‘Readers experience British colloquialisms and vernacular when characters do speak to one another, and this adds another layer to the unique style of this story.’ @marylannireads
‘This poetic story features italicized poems and song lyrics throughout the book as direct references to written art, and a plethora of simile and metaphor are found throughout the narrative (…)’ @marylannireads
Universal book Link: http://mybook.to/bstmm
UK Book Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bloodstone-Curse-Time-Book-1-ebook/dp/B097QZBKNY/
US Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Bloodstone-M-J-Mallon-ebook/dp/B097QZBKNY/
To download a free copy via Book Sirens (limited copies,) click this link: https://booksirens.com/book/H4SI6L4/Q9PZX3A
Media Kit: https://mjmallon.com/2021/07/17/media-kit-bloodstone-the-curse-of-time-book-1-nextchapterpb-ya-fantasy-release/
Thank you to the reviewers and book bloggers who have featured me and to Blackberry Book Tours who have created wonderful graphics to enhance the tour on both Instagram and Twitter.
Looks like you weathered the storm. All the best!
I’m very pleased with the reviews! X
I am very glad First Chapter’s issues are resolved. A number of my author friends are published with them. Congratulation on all your lovely reviews and marketing endeavors, Marje.
Thank you Robbie, so glad! Hope all is well with you. x
Congratulations, Sis! I’m just happy this turned out well for you. <3
Thank you Colleen, yes after all the stress a great outcome. X