Review Tour: Stag and the Ash by Sam Burns

My lovely readers, I am thrilled to announce the release day of Sam Burn’s fiths book in the Rowan Harbor Cycle series, Stag and the Ash.
With this book the second trilogy of three in total continues, so prepare to read four more books in the whole series (for those who got lost :D).

But enough of the rambling, happy reading. 🙂
See my release blitz post here.

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Stag and the Ash (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #5)Stag and the Ash by Sam Burns
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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


Reading a new installment of the Rowan Harbor Cycle is always a great joy and I can’t wait to smash myself into it. :3

This book centeres Jesse and with his POV there’s more insight of his new duties as the alpha of his pack.

Continuing the events of the former books, there is a new direction with the arrival of three young people who have lost their home and their families.

It was really emotional to read about their loss and the reason for it, how it is connected to Jesse’s past and what it means for the residents in Rowan Harbor.

There is also a change in the relationship between Jesse and Sam but actually not this much as I hoped for. It’s sweet how they are together but a few more domestic bliss would have been cute. But as the events are, it wasn’t possible and so I hope they have soon all the time to settle down a bit.

The series never gets boring and with each book in the series you get more pieces together to see the whole picture. 🙂 5 out of 5 stars for this amazing book in this uniquially set series. 🙂

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Title: Stag and the Ash
Series: The Rowan Harbor Cycle # 5
Author: Sam Burns
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Publisher: self published
Length: 45.000 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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My review | Release Blitz
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Wolf and the Holly (book # 2)

My review | Release Blitz
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Fox and Birch (book # 3)

My review | Release Blitz
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Hawk in the Rowan (book # 4)

My review | Release Blitz
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Jesse Hunter is finally trying to be an adult, but it still feels like an act. His place on the town council is a sham. He’s rarely called on to do anything. His boyfriend is grieving the loss of his mother, and while everyone seems to think he’s doing a great job caring for Sean, Jesse feels like he’s more of a distraction than a real help.

March is shaping up to be a bad month. First, random chance leads him to the realization that the town’s recent trouble is his fault. Then new werewolves come into town, and it turns out they’re also Jesse’s responsibility. He feels like he may be at his breaking point, and he doesn’t want to drag his friends and loved ones down with him. But how will he handle it alone?


Other tour participants

tourgraphic (3)June 28OMG Reads
July 2We Three Queens
July 6Lillian Francis, Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, My Fiction Nook, Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews, Mikku-chan

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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