Hey everyone! Guess what?! I’m apart of the blog tour for Tricia Mingerink’s new book, Deny (bk 2 in The Blades of Acktar). (I loved the first book and you can find my review here) You can also find the rest of the blog tour here (which I highly recommend that you do!!).

Also, at the very bottom of the page, you can find a giveaway, and a surprise from Tricia!!



All lies have consequences.

Promoted to the top rank among King Respen’s assassins, First Blade Leith Torren hides his involvement with the Resistance. How many lies will it take to protect his secret?

Renna Faythe has done nothing but survive for the past four years, but now Leith’s courage inspires her to try to be something more. If only she could figure out what that duty might be.

When the unthinkable happens, faith waivers. Friendships tear. What else will they be forced to deny?

But this time, Leith faces his greatest fear.

He can’t save everyone.


What I thought:

Oh. My. Gravy.

This book was even better then the first! And the first was seriously good!!

Tricia is such a talented author! She had amazing ideas, puts them down on paper (or computer??), and writes them out beautifully for all of us to enjoy.

In other words, amazingness!! Like, read this right now! Well, of course after Dare. 😉



Ooh! There are so many great characters!!

true-courage-leithLeith. Such a great character to fangirl over. 🙂 And what he has to go  through in Deny! Oh! Hard stuff! But it just makes him more fangirl worthy. XD

And then there’s Renna. She’s such an amazing character! Tricia did a wonderful job with her! And oh!! Chapter 42!!! It was so heart-wrenching, I think I started to cry!!

And there’s so many other characters I love, but I don’t want to make this post super long. 🙂

But Brandi, she’s always so blunt, and straight forwards. She walking entertainment.

Shad. He gives me a million heart attacks by some of the things that he does.

Martyn? I just really like him. 🙂


better-to-truly-live-shadrach-alistair.jpg Oh! So good!! And yet, terrible (meaning, it made me cry!!!!!)! But why, Respen? Why chapter 42???


There weren’t any problems for me! This book was completely awesome!!


This did have a bit more violence, and it described it more then in the first book. At parts it made my stomach a little queasy, but it just helped me with falling even more in love with the characters. 🙂full-landscape-leith-torren.jpg

But if you have a weak stomach, just be warned.

I want to read this to Trevor (my ten year old brother). Though when I do, I might not read all the detailed in some of the deaths and such.

Overall, I LOVED this book! I highly recommend this!!!!

But, beware the ending! It’s utterly heart-wrenching!!

It was amazing Tricia!! Congrats on the release!! 🙂

Five Big Stars ∗∗∗∗∗


About the Author


Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.

You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, and her blog.


The surprise!!

Tricia gave me the first two chapters to give to you! So enjoy this little gift!! 😉

Here’s a link to Tricia’s blog where she has the two chapters posted. Enjoy!!

The link.

And guess what? There’s a giveaway!! Good luck to all who enter!!