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The Rise Of Nazil by Aaron Michael Hall


It was the 75th year of Alberoth when the AsZar summoned the Guardians. There was an imbalance in the lands of Faélondul. The Zaxson, Draizeyn Vereux covered the lands in a pall of darkness. There was a plan to exterminate the infestation in Nazil and beyond, a plan to eradicate the humans.

Led by the priestly cast called the Cha, the Xenophobic Nazilians dominating Faélondul justified their brutalities against the humans. But when the First Chosen of the elite guard of Nazil discovers Brahanu Ravenot lost near the gates of the city, not only his life but also his entire system of beliefs is forever changed. With darkness covering the lands, can love—forbidden, yet eternal—save both humans and Nazilians?

The Rise of Nazil is an adult fantasy novel that takes your breath away. Intricate plotting, intense passion, exciting battles, and complex, challenging characters pull the reader into the mythical world of Faélondul, where powerful ethereal beings wrestle for domination against the brutal Nazilian rulers.

Honor above all! The elite Chosen Guard of Nazil live and die by that maxim. A xenophobic race dominating the lands of Faélondul, the Nazilian’s fallacious sense of honor and preeminence enables them to justify their brutal treatment of humans.

Reviews for The Rise Of Nazil:

By Jocelyn on March 6, 2016
Epic fantasy novel! That’s the first thought that comes to mind when I think of this book. It’s a fast-paced story that will hook you into the storyline from the first page. It is a long book, but it wasn’t hard to read or dull at all! It was an overall fun and enjoyable book to read and I would recommend it to others, especially if you love adult fantasy novels.

I don’t want to go into so many details about the book, since I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but I will say that if you’re looking for a good book to read next, you should give this book a try.


By J. Thomas Munson on February 15, 2016

The Rise of Nazil by Aaron-Michael Hall depicts both evil and good in a classic sci-fi fantasy thriller. Illustrating a true world easily envisioned for all readers, while sketching perfectly the human traits that make all so vividly fascinating. A page turning “epic” novel with pulsating fantasy and an ever-gripping creativity wrapped in a forbidden yet eternal love. With fantastic creatures, ruthless political beings and a love story to which Shakespeare would be proud of. Can this love story reconcile a feuding fantasy world, or will the same tragic ending cripple the masses? It is with all honesty, a high recommendation for The Rise of Nazil and a salivating anticipation for the sequel to the Rise, with The Seed of Scorn!

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~Spotlight: Bounty by J.D. Cunegan~

Bounty ebook

Jill Andersen is one of Baltimore’s best and brightest detectives, but she harbors a dark secret — a secret that threatens to come out when the body of Dr. Trent Roberts is pulled out of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Roberts’ connection to Jill reveals a past that involves a tour in Iraq, a secretive cybernetic experiment, and a conspiracy that involves a native son.

Can Jill solve the case while still keeping her secret? Will her partners at the Seventh Precinct find out what she’s so desperate to hide? What was Dr. Roberts looking into that led to his murder? And perhaps the biggest question of all…

Who is Bounty?


Format: Kindle Edition

Can I just say, WOW! The main character here already deserves 10 stars, and she’s everything I love about strong females. She’s smart, funny, kicks ass, and knows what she’s doing. She also has a heart and can be a simple human sometimes, so that we all can relate to her, and she’s stubborn and strong when it comes to her work. She’s what you get if you cross the women sleuths and superhero genres, plus throw in a good deal of author’s imagination and humor. I can tell right away the author must be a very fun person to hang with.
The secondary characters strengthen this impression, because all together, they form an impossibly cool team – and you know how much I appreciate it 😉 The story has it all – mystery, thriller, suspense, drama, and ACTION, so much epic, well-written action that there’s no place for slow chapters.
The pacing is really great, pushing the story forward just when it feels like it’s slowing down. Even though many of the intrigues are resolved early, the suspense is built in an original and mind-gripping way till the very end. The flashbacks to the past make it especially hard to put the book down, and they also help us get to know Jill better and understand her motivations and feelings.
I think, whether you’re a fantasy or sci-fi fan or not, if you love action – read this one without a doubt. The author did a really great job introducing the series, and something tells me the next book will be only stronger.
*I’d like to thank the author for giving me a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review
on July 15, 2015
I didn’t really know what to expect from this book, but I was very pleased. It was a very good read. It tells the story of a woman who is “modified” due to taking part in a hidden experiment. She is not only a cop, but a hidden vigilante.

This book is written well and is full of crime drama and suspense. I absolutely love Jill and find her strength honorable. She went through a lot when she was young, but never let it stop her. She continued to grow and now she is doing what it takes to help out her city, on the front lines and behind the scenes.

I want to say thank you for allowing me to read and review this book. It is definitely a good book and is one I’d highly recommend….

Where you can find Bounty:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Bounty-Volume-1-J-D-Cunegan/dp/1514140179/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bounty-jd-cunegan/1122055374?ean=9781514140178

Where you can find J.D.:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/J.D.-Cunegan/e/B00YNTP4S2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14050436.J_D_Cunegan?from_search=true&search_version=service

**New From J.D.:  Blood Ties available on Amazon!**