Blog Tour + Review: Fox and Birch by Sam Burns (w/ giveaway)

My lovely readers,  I am happy to share my review of  Sam Burn’s third book in the Rowan Harbor Cycle series, Fox and Birch.
With this book the first trilogy of three in total are complete, so prepare to read six more books in the whole series (for those who got lost :D).
The release day post with an excerpt can be read here.
Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the post. Good luck.

But enough of the rambling, happy reading. 🙂

Fox and Birch (The Rowan Harbor Cycle, #3)Fox and Birch by Sam Burns
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*


Directly following the events of book 2, Fox and Birch is focussing on Fletcher, the police officer and partner of Wade, mate of Devon we’ve met in book 1, Blackbird in the Reeds.

I really liked how Fletcher was fleshed out right from the start. We know he is a fox shifter and a pretty timid guy; he seems to have a low self-esteem and belittles himself pretty often within the former books and this.

He doesn’t see his full potential so I really enjoyed this journey. More and more, with the others around him, he is aware of his role, of his influence and what he means to other.

This book is especially emotional because of the deeply personal note for Fletcher. He is meeting his mother’s murderer, within a group of bounty hunter coming to the town, and has hard times to devide his upcoming feelings for one of them – Conner – and is in a dilemma. The fact that he is also dealing with a talking book in his mind isn’t helping either but soon we have suprising revealings in this corner.

It’s actually not super easy to review this book, not because it’s not good, no – it really is! – it’s more and first and foremost because of the events, the huge possibility of spoiler anyone in telling more but I try it. 🙂

I liked how we got more and more the information about the magic going on in Rowan Harbor; more and more the elements which were in the beginning confusing are becoming now clearer, the different people with their unique roles are getting more focus and the higher purpose become visible.

I am really looking forward reading the next book, when we see more about the couples again and with the upcoming book we have the focus on our first couple Wade and Devon. 🙂

5 out of 5 stars for this amazing book in the first trilogy of three in total. 🙂

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Title: Fox and Birch
Series: The Rowan Harbor Cycle # 3
Author: Sam Burns
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Publisher: self published
Length: 48.000 words
Cover artist: Madeline Farlow @ Clause & Effect

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Rowan Harbor Cycle series
Note: 9 books in total, containing of three trilogies

Blackbird in the Reeds (book # 1)
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Wolf and the Holly (book # 2)

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Fletcher Lane wants to protect people. It was why he became a deputy. A month ago, it was why he killed a vampire who kidnapped one of his friends. Now, that death has started a cascade effect that’s tearing his life apart, leaving him possessed by magic that whispers to him in ancient Gothic.

While he’s already fighting for control of his own mind, he has to hold it together when strangers come into town looking for the dead vampire. They say they’re bounty hunters, but Fletcher knows that’s a lie. They’re the same kind of murderers who killed Fletcher’s mother. When one of them puts up a kind front, Fletcher knows that people who hunt the supernatural can’t be trusted. However nice Conner Mason seems, the worst thing Fletcher could do is fall for his act.

This is the third of nine books in The Rowan Harbor Cycle, not a standalone. It continues where the second book left off. Fletcher and Conner will return in book six to continue their story, so this book contains a HFN, not their HEA.


Blog Tour

RTGrahpicMarch 10 – Mikku-chan
March 14 – A Book Lovers Dream Blog, Bayou Book Junkie, MM Good Book Reviews
March 16 – Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, Valerie Ullmer, My Fiction Nook, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews, We Three Queens

Author bio  – Sam Burns

Sam wrote her first fantasy epic with her best friend when she was ten. Like almost any epic fiction written by a ten year old, it was awful. She likes to think she’s improved since then, if only because she has better handwriting now.

If she’s not writing, she’s almost certainly either reading or lost down a wikipedia rabbit hole while pretending to research for a novel.

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There is a giveaway to win a copy of Blackbird in the Reeds by Sam Burns

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Please note: the giveaway is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Mikku-chan / A World full of Words.

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