Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen – BBNYA blog tour spotlight!

Today I’m spotlighting Beneath Cruel Fathoms which placed as a finalist in the 2021 BBNYA! BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or twitter @bbnya_official. 

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!


After a violent storm destroys her ship, Isaura Johansdottir knows better than to hope she’ll be rescued from Eisland’s vast Failock Sea. Adrift and alone, her plans to start over lost, it’s a tragic conclusion after the disastrous end of her marriage—until she’s saved by Leonel, one of the merfolk, a creature long believed extinct. In repayment for her life, Leonel enlists her help to investigate the Failock’s mysterious and deadly plague of squalls. But when Isaura discovers Eisland’s ruthless new Lord commands the storms, her life will be in more danger on land than it ever was at sea.

As guardian of the Fathoms, Leonel must find the cause of unnatural storms ravaging the tidal currents and destroying the sea life. There are rumors of dark magic stirring in the Orom Abyss, the resting place of old, vanquished gods who tried to submerge the land millennia ago. Yet without proof, no one in King Ægir’s court will listen to him. And if it’s discovered he broke the Blue Laws to save a shipwrecked landweller, he might not survive the consequences.

As storms spread, Leonel and Isaura uncover secrets as forbidden as the bond that grows between them. Betrayal lurks in the restless sea, and when ancient powers lay siege to Eisland’s coast, the truth may be drowned along with everything else.


Check out the reviews on the tour so far!

Dinipanda Reads

Shelves of Starlight

Sifa Elizabeth Reads

Sue’s Musings

Book Info

Publisher: Fine Fable Press

Length: 365 Pages

Date Published: 17th May 2019

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About the Author

A child of two cultures, this hapa haole Hawaiian girl is currently landlocked in the Midwest. After exploring the world for a chunk of years, she hunkered down in Minnesota and now fills her days with family, fiction, and the occasional snowstorm. With a house full of lovable toddlers, a three-legged cat, and one handsome Dutchman, she prowls the keyboard late at night while the minions sleep. Coffee? Nah, she prefers tea with a generous spoonful of sarcasm.

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Blog Tour Spotlight Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire – BBNYA

Over the next few weeks I’ll be helping to spotlight some of the 10 finalists that made the grade for the 2021 BBNYA

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or twitter @bbnya_official. 

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!


It was only supposed to be one little job – a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favor to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he’s been framed for a murder he didn’t commit.

So how is a second-rate mage, broke, traumatized, and with a habit of annoying the wrong people, supposed to prove his innocence when everyone believes he’s guilty?

Mennik has no choice if he wants to get out of this: he is going to have to throw himself into the corrupt world of the city’s high mages, a world he fled years ago. Faced by supernatural beasts, the mage-killing Ash Guard, and a ruthless, unknown adversary, it’s going to take every trick Mennik can summon just to keep him and his friend alive.

But a new, dark power is rising in Agatos, and all that stands in its way is one damaged mage…


There are already some great reviews rolling in for this book as part of the tour, please go and check out the awesome bloggers who have shared their thoughts 

Before We Go Blog

Sue’s Musings

Kerri McBooknerd

Shelves of Starlight

About the Author

Patrick Samphire is the author of the adult fantasy novel SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD, as well as the middle grade novels SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB and THE EMPEROR OF MARS. He has also published around twenty short stories and novellas.

Patrick has been writing stories since he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of avoiding having to sit through English lessons at school. He was absolutely convinced that he would be famous by the time he was eighteen, but sadly, even infamy has eluded him.

He lives in Wales, surrounded by mountains, with his wife, their sons, and their cat.

When he’s not writing, he designs websites and ebooks.

Book Info

Publisher: Five Fathoms Press

Length: 462 Pages

Date Published: May 27, 2020

Amazon:  (Canada)   (USA) (UK)


Author Website:

Review of The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth’s eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family.

Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the Roths are entangled in shadows. Despite their growing influence in upscale Bastian, their hands are still in the kind of dirty business that got Bryn’s parents killed years ago. With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay.

Adrienne Young has done it again and created a story that pulled me in so utterly and completely. I had only recently finished Namesake so the world of Bastian and the Roth family were still really fresh in my mind and it was so easy to immerse myself back into it all.

Honestly I am in love with Bryn, what an absolutely amazing character. Her growth in this book is wonderful to read as she goes from debutant to dangerous. Her quick thinking alongside of her uncanny ability to fall into the character she needs to be, had me holding my breath on a few occasions. She is the perfect combination of nature and nurture with her time with her Aunt giving her an edge above the others. The Roths as a family had a peaky blinders feel to them, which I am all for and there are certainly enough stories for all of them, I mean Murrow is just screaming out for a book of his own!

Much of the story takes place in the Roth family home, which thankfully never felt overused. In fact the almost stifling feel of the house and the routine added to the sense that all those in there were trapped in the family business. The creaking floors and opened doors making secret keeping an impossibility. I loved how the rest of Bastian felt full of diversity, rounding every corner felt like a different place with streets full of secrets and alley’s of dark deals alongside the upmarket tea houses.

The plot is fast moving and packs plenty into its pages, there are lots of secrets and then secrets within secrets that have to be kept track of. The focus is kept clear though even with many outlying players and locations and this really makes the story work as a standalone.

The finale was played like a fine game of chess and was such a joy to read, although it felt over all too quickly for me. I know that this is a standalone but I could read Bryn’s story over and over and I hope that it may not be the last we read about her.

Thank you to Titan books for sending me a copy for review.

Review of Revenge of the Beast (The Beast and the Bethany #2) by Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Once upon a very badly behaved time, 511-year-old Ebenezer kept a beast in his attic. He would feed the beast all manner of objects and creatures and in return the beast would vomit him up expensive presents. But then the Bethany arrived.

Now notorious prankster Bethany, along with her new feathery friend Claudette, is determined that she and Ebenezer are going to de-beast their lives and Do Good. But Bethany finds that being a former prankster makes it hard to get taken on for voluntary work. And Ebenezer secretly misses the beast’s vomity gifts. And neither of them are all that sure what “good people” do anyway.

Then there’s Claudette, who’s not been feeling herself recently. Has she eaten something that has disagreed with her? 

What a delight to be back in Bethany’s world again, if you enjoyed the Beast and the Bethany then you will most certainly love Revenge of the Beast! 

As Bethany and Ebeneezer take the initiative to de beast their lives, the beast has other ideas. The beast created items are not happy and have no qualms around showing their new owners just unhappy they are with laugh out loud consequences.

I also loved that the concept of do-gooding for each of them, was so alien that they honestly had no clue where to start and to even begin to appreciate what it meant. I felt a little sad at Bethany’s consistently thwarted attempts at doing the right thing, it’s almost as if something was working against her…? 

We had the return of some old favourites, but also some new faces in the guise of Gloria, who has taken on the role of terroriser at the orphanage now that Bethany is off the scene, she is fantastically like Carmelita Spats and I loved reading her.

The plot is as fantastical as ever, I especially enjoyed the Ebeneezer origin story, and the illustrations capture the best moments wonderfully. There is so much going on in this story and it all pulls together in the best beastly way.

Thank you to Farshore books and The Write Reads Tours for the review copy