Sunday 20 August 2017

The Tiger's Watch ❤ Blog Tour ❤ Giveaway

The Tiger's Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) 

Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as a inhabitor, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital, and Tashi catches the eye of Xian, the regiment’s fearless young commander.

Tashi spies on Xian’s every move. In front of his men, Xian seems dangerous, even sadistic, but Tashi discovers a more vulnerable side of the enemy commander—a side that draws them to Xian.

When their spying unveils that everything they’ve been taught is a lie, Tashi faces an impossible choice: save their country or the boy they’re growing to love. Though Tashi grapples with their decision, their volatile bonded tiger doesn’t question her allegiances. Katala slaughters Xian’s soldiers, leading the enemy to hunt her. But an inhabitor’s bond to their animal is for life—if Katala dies, so will Tashi.

The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1)
by Julia Ember
180 pages
Publication Date:  August 22, 2017
Publisher:  Harmony Ink Press
Kindle Edition: £4.36 

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Originally from Chicago, Julia Ember now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. She spends her days working in the book trade and her nights writing teen fantasy novels. Her hobbies include riding horses, starting far too many craft projects, PokemonGo and looking after her city-based menagerie of pets with names from Harry Potter. Luna Lovegood and Sirius Black the cats currently run her life.

Julia is a polyamorous, bisexual writer. She regularly takes part in events for queer teens, including those organised by the Scottish Booktrust and LGBT Youth Scotland. A world traveler since childhood, she has now visited more than sixty countries. Her travels inspire the fantasy worlds she creates, though she populates them with magic and monsters.

Julia began her writing career at the age of nine, when her short story about two princesses and their horses won a contest in Touch magazine. In 2016, she published her first novel, Unicorn Tracks, which also focused on two girls and their equines, albeit those with horns. Her second novel, The Seafarer’s Kiss will be released by Interlude Press in May 2017. The book was heavily influenced by Julia’s postgraduate work in Medieval Literature at The University of St. Andrews. It is now responsible for her total obsession with beluga whales.

In August 2017, her third novel and the start of her first series, Tiger's Watch, will come out with Harmony Ink Press. In writing Tiger's Watch, Julia has taken her love of cats to a new level.


My Book Review: ♥ ♥

Wow! I already feel I will not be able to do this book justice with my review. When I read the blurb for The Tigers Watch I was intrigued. However, I wasn't sure if it was going to be for me. I'm so glad I gave it a shot. The writing style sucked me in, and I really enjoyed the story. The Tigers Watch just got better, and better. I can't wait for the next one. I want it now!

Tashi has a bonded animal who helps her to spy and kill enemies. She has to leave the capital after it is over run. She ends up going into hiding in a monastery, but her enemy has caught up with her. She poses as a servant. This is where the young, fearless commander, Xian finds her and wants Tashi to service him personally.
Xian is not the man she thought he was, and her own beliefs are being questioned. Tashi has a duty to her people to spy on the commander, but the more she learns, the more she has doubts. As time goes on she sees a softer more pleasant side to Xian, and a harder side to the faith she has grown up trusting. The lines become blurred, and Tashi has some difficult decisions to make.

5 stars out of 5. I want more of this series. The artwork for this book is good, however, I think it doesn't do it justice. It is part of the reason I was unsure about wanting to read it. As they say, don't judge a book by its cover. I'd recommend you try a sample of The Tigers Watch I was hooked right from the start.

*I received The Tigers watch in exchange for a fair review*


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