Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Seaward Isle Saga Book Tour. Plus my review of the First book!




    Title: The Black Elf of Seaward Isle
    Author: Joni Parker
    Publisher: Village Green Press, LLC
    Pages: 330
    Genre: Fantasy/Action Adventure 
    Format: Paperback/Kindle

    On the mysterious Seaward Isle, Alex, the young daughter of Count Dumwalt, escapes Wizard Mylar’s attack on her father’s fortress with the help of two men, Hamlin and Tyrone, who take her to her brother in the village of Nyla. Disguised as a boy to stay at the Sword Academy with her brother, she learns of the death of her parents and vows to avenge their deaths. At the same time, a witch on the far side of the island predicts the rise of the Black Elf, the only person with the power to kill a wizard.

    Meanwhile, Alex’s stay at the academy is cut short when the headmistress arranges her adoption by a Scinthian Scout, an Amazon warrior and her Dwarf companion. When her adoptive mother is killed in a pirate attack, Alex returns home to Nyla where Tyrone, now the Governor, takes her in as his ward as he accepts a cadre of Scinthian soldiers for training to restore their decimated Army. Since Alex can speak their language, she becomes a training liaison, leading to her selection as an elite soldier and assassin known as a tracker. Her first mission succeeds beyond all expectations and results in her selection as a training officer for the Scinthians, still involved in an extensive training program. 

    Upon assignment to a remote border outpost, Alex discovers evidence of foul play—eight missing soldiers. As she attempts to uncover the mystery, she meets with resistance and skepticism, but she leads a mission to save them. As she basks in her glory, the wizard shows up to seek revenge on Governor Tyrone, forcing Alex to intervene. 

    For More Information

    The Black Elf of Seaward Isle is available at Amazon
    Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble
    Watch the book trailer at YouTube
    Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
    My Review 
      3.5/5
    Alex is taken away to Seaward Isle to escape a wizard that wants to kill her. She is taken to her brothers school where she is supposed to be safe. Then she is adopted by a scout and a dwarf. She vows revenge on the wizard that killed her parents. She travels with them until her adopted mom is killed. Now back in Nyla, she starts training to fulfill what she dreams.The story was good. The adults at the beginning whined more than any child. All they did was complain and treat the girl horrible. Her adopted mother and the dwarf were my favorite.The story though felt very choppy. It was very straightforward and jumped form one point of view to another. There was no flow. Most of the characters annoying and i could not stand them. This is the first in a saga but I don't know what thee next books would be about. I feel this one could be a stand alone and still be good.

Title: Tangled Omens
Author: Joni Parker
Publisher: Village Green Press, LLC
Pages: 320
Genre: Fantasy/Action Adventure
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Alex, now an experienced soldier and proven tracker, goes undercover to learn the fate of a pirate leader. As she conducts her investigation in the market, she has her fortune read by the famous Witches of Winden, renown fortunetellers. Unimpressed, she’s about to leave when a man barges into the tent demanding his fortune be read. Alex observes and notices similarities to hers--their omens seem entangled, but she dismisses it as coincidence. However, she learns that he’s the Horseman, the most dangerous pirate spy on Seaward Isle and wanted for treason by her King. Although she attempts to follow him, he sails away on a ship.

When she returns home, she reports the incident to Governor Tyrone who tasks her to find and kill him or die trying, her first tracker mission. Although she doesn’t know his real name, she’s the only one who can recognize him. His trail leads her north, deep into the pirate stronghold of Riverton, her first solo mission.

For More Information
Tangled Omens is available at Amazon.
Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
Watch the book trailer at YouTube.

Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.   


Title: Blood Mission
Author: Joni Parker
Publisher: Village Green Press, LLC
Pages: 323
Genre: Fantasy/Action Adventure
Format: Paperback/Kindle

While on leave from the army, Alex visits her cousin, Prince Darin of the Water Elves, and arrives in time to thwart an assassination attempt ordered by the rogue Elf Mellen. Although weakened by poison, the Prince assigns Alex a Blood Mission to kill Mellen. However, Alex finds the Elf elusive as he organizes and trains his pirates to take over the harbor at Agana, the best deep water port on the island.

At the same time, Alex must deal with Colonel Jeffrey, a handsome young man determined to marry her for her inheritance. Alex rejects his advances and faces his wrath, becoming the target of several murderous plots. Unfortunately, her path to success includes Colonel Jeffrey as she needs him and his soldiers to stop the Elf Mellen before he takes over and destroys the fragile civilization on the island.

For More Information

Blood Mission is available at Amazon.
Watch the book trailer at YouTube.
Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.



About the Author

Joni Parker was born in Chicago, Illinois, but left the windy city at an early age when her family moved to Japan. Upon return to the United States, her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated from Camelback High School and began college. However within months, Joni quit college and joined the Navy where she became a Photographer’s Mate. After 3 years in the Navy, she returned to college and got married. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA before she returned to the Navy. As a Commissioned Officer, Joni attended the US Army Command and General Staff College, completing a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree. She retired from the Navy with over 22 years of service and spent several years traveling the United States in a motorhome with her husband. When he died unexpectedly, Joni returned to work for the federal government in a civil service job. Five years ago, she started writing and retired once more to devote more time to her new passion. She currently lives in Texas.



Her latest fantasy books are The Black Elf of Seaward Isle, Tangled Omens and Blood Mission.

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