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Stephanie Beerden

Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke, she really was) in a small city called Genk and has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books. Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading lots and lots of books and imagining what life would be like as a real Vampire. Until one day she decided that she wanted to try her hand at writing her own books and that was the beginning of her writing adventure. Her first book is a YA Fantasy called De Elementen – Het Verloren Koninkrijk and after many, many trials and tribulations, one small Dutch publisher decided “Hey, let’s give this girl a shot”. Her second book De Elementen – Archandir has recently been published by same publisher and she couldn’t be happier about that. Stephanie hopes to keep writing as long as she can and already has several writing projects in the works for the future.

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Kydona - T.K. Krug III *Received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*Alright, I finished this ebook and I must say I'm really surprised by it. It's unlike most books I've read and I must commend mr. Krug for his amazing knowledge and ability to describe ancient weaponry, warfare, intrigue and court games. Now there are some things I did not like about the ebook. For example, Marcus the main character is nothing short of a spoiled, arrogant, hot-headed prince, who I wouldn't touch with a hundred foot long pole! The things he said, does and thinks sometimes in the book, made me want to hit him. He's definitely NOT you're average hero, that you swoon and sigh over. So okay, in that aspect Marcus intrigued me, because he is so unlike other heroes. But other then that he was completely unlikeable, along with several other characters like Jaspar and the entire Court. Sometimes it was so hard to put aside the dislike I felt for them, but I continued reading and I am glad I did. Another thing I didn't like to much, I sometimes found it hard to get past the overly formal sentences, descriptions and conversations in the book, sometimes it dragged on too long for it to be enjoyable.Now what I did like about the book, that made me give it 3 stars are several things.1. Kaelyn: this woman gives a damned new meaning to the saying "Hell hath no fury, like a woman scorned". I have no doubt in my mind a lot of people will hate her. But the way she plays the court games, it just amazes me. She's definitely someone you should watch out for, if she were real. Also, I like her sharp tongue and the barbs she throws at Marcus.2. Jacquelyn: I don't know exactly what it is that created the soft spot I have for this character. She's just so sweet and likeable and I really enjoyed reading about her romance with Marcus (even if he was a prick, half the time). 3. Roslene Beauvais: This character is a fine, nasty piece of work and I applaud mr. Krug for creating her. Roslene is the consort of the King (Marcus' father) and the way she plays her own court games and hides behind her skills as a courtesan to get what she wants, are amazing to read. And 4. Vernon: Marcus' best friend and a royal womanizer. He's the kind of guy you either want to strangle or love. Naturally I love him because he's funny as hell. Other then that I don't have much to say about him. All in all, I enjoyed this book and I must admit, I am now curious to read its sequel, Kydona: From Ashes. Original review on http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/06/review-kydona-by-tk-krug-iii.html