Tag: Philippa Ballantine

Review: The Diamond Conspiracy..

Posted April 23, 2015 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

The Diamond Conspiracy Author: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Note: this review mentions events from previous books, therefore may be spoilerish if you haven’t read the earlier titles. Having just barely escaped their adventures in America, Eliza Braun and Wellington Books are heading back home to […]

Saturday Conversions: Saying F..

Posted August 10, 2013 by Jen in Saturday Conversations
Saturday Conversions: Saying Farewell to a Series

Saying Goodbye In the past two weeks I’ve had to say farewell to two of my favorite series. Meljean Brook capped of her marvelous Guardian series with the eighth title, Guardian Demon, and Philippa Ballantine ended her epic fantasy Book of the Order series with the fourth book, Harbinger. While I was in the midst of reading these books […]

Review: Harbinger by Philippa ..

Posted August 9, 2013 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Harbinger by Philippa Ballantine

Harbinger Author: Philippa Ballantine Reviewer: Twimom227 Rating: A, 4.5 Stars What I’m Talking About: Harbinger is the fourth and final installment of the marvelous Books of the Order series by Philippa Ballantine. Although one could probably get away reading it solo, I do not recommend it. Ms. Ballantine has created an immensely rich fantasy world […]

Cover reveal Dawn’s Early Li..

Posted May 29, 2013 by Jen in Book Covers, Cover Love
Cover reveal Dawn’s Early Light by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

Today I have the privilege of revealing to you the cover for Dawn’s Early Light by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. This is the third book in their amazing Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Series. Without further ado…. May I present to you Dawn’s Early Light… Dawn’s Early Light (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #3)ACE publishing, late […]

Ministry Initiative Blog Hop G..

Posted May 22, 2013 by Jen in giveaway
Ministry Initiative Blog Hop Giveaway

Hello readers… Happy SPRING! I am so excited that we are finally having some warmer weather up here in New England. I’m looking forward to the holiday weekend and annual family and friend get togethers.  But enough about me…  I’m here today because I’m participating in the Ministry Initiative Blog Hop  What is the Ministry […]

Cover reveal Harbinger by Phil..

Posted March 22, 2013 by Jen in blog tour, Book Covers, Cover Love
Cover reveal Harbinger by Philippa Ballantine

Today I have the privilege of revealing to you the cover for Harbinger by Philippa (Pip) Ballantine. This is the fourth and final (*sobs*) story in her marvelous Books of the Order Series. Without further ado…. May I present to you Harbinger… The cover artist for Harbinger is Jason Chan. Once again, what perfect imagery for this […]

Quickie Review: Gimme Shelter ..

Posted September 19, 2012 by Una in 4.5 stars, Rating A, urban fantasy
Quickie Review: Gimme Shelter Anthology

Gimme Shelter Editor: J.R. Blackwell  Release Date: Jan. 15, 2012 Publisher: Galileo Publishing Genre: Urban Fantasy, Anthology, Horror Format(s): e-book Book Source: Purchased About the book: The Zombies Are Here! Gimme Shelter, the anthology of the zombie Apocalypse, is about zombies, survival, fathers and daughters, teenagers making out, guns, awkward third dates, reality TV gone […]

Review: Wrayth by Phillipa Bal..

Posted September 10, 2012 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Wrayth by Phillipa Ballatine

Wrayth Author: Phillipa Ballantine  Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012 Publisher: ACE Book of the Order #3 ISBN: #978-1937007751 Genre: Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      In the Empire of Arkaym, the Order of Deacons protects and shelters the citizens from the attacks of the unliving. All are […]

Review: Hunter and Fox by Phil..

Posted June 29, 2012 by Jen in 3.5 stars, Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Hunter and Fox by Philippa Ballantine

Hunter and Fox Author: Philippa Ballantine  Release Date: June 26, 2012 Publisher: Pyr Shifted World #1 ISBN: #978-1616146238 Genre: Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (340 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      In a world that is in constant shifting, where mountains can change to plains, and then to lakes, Talyn is the Hunter […]

Review: The Janus Affair by Pi..

Posted May 25, 2012 by Jen in 4 stars, Rating A, reviews, steampunk
Review: The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

The Janus Affair Author: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris  Release Date: May 29, 2012 Publisher: Harper Voyager The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Series #2 ISBN: #978-0062049780 Genre: Steampunk Format(s): Paperback (432 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher – Edelweiss About the book:      Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun […]

Review: Spectyr

Posted July 11, 2011 by Jen in 4 stars, Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Spectyr

Spectyr Author: Philippa Ballantine  Release Date: June 28, 2011 Publisher: ACE Fantasy Book of the Order #2 ISBN: #978-0441020515 Genre: Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome. She and her partner, Deacon Merrick […]

Sunday Snippets #57

Posted May 8, 2011 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippets #57

Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Harper Voyager Publishing  April 26, 2011 For a few moments, only the low rumbling of the Ministry’s generators filled the space.  Wellington read the Daily Mail headline several times and tried to remember to breathe. He felt the confession on the […]

Review: Phoenix Rising: A Mini..

Posted May 3, 2011 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Rating A, reviews, steampunk
Review: Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel Authors: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Release Date: April 26, 2011 Publisher: Harper Voyager Publishing Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1 ISBN: #978-0062049766 Genre: Steampunk Format(s): paperback (416 pgs), e-book   I received a copy of this book from the NETGALLEY for the purposes of an honest review. […]

Geist Giveaway – Winner

Posted November 21, 2010 by Jen in giveaway
Geist Giveaway – Winner

I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for author Philippa Ballantine’s guest post on her early influences in the fantasy genre and entering my Geist giveaway.  I especially want to thank Pip for generously donating a copy of her new release, Geist, for this giveaway. Every person that […]

Guest Blog & Giveaway by A..

Posted November 15, 2010 by Jen in Author Guest Post, giveaway, guest post
Guest Blog & Giveaway by Author Philippa Ballantine

Today I have the honor of hosting author Philippa Ballantine to That’s What I’m Talking About.  Philippa (aka Pip) is a fantasy writer hailing from Wellington, New Zealand. In the coming year she will have three books hitting the real and virtual shelves. The first of which a supernatural fantasy, Geist is available now from […]