December 8, 2017

Now Live: SEA OF STRANGERS by Erica Cameron #Giveaway

 



Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for
Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles #2) by Erica Cameron
presented by Entangled Teen!
Grab your copy today!
 
Congratulations Erica!
     
Know your enemy if you want to survive…
The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal. Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—breaking the spell that holds her brother captive and jeopardizing her deepening relationship with Tessen, the boy who has been by turns her rival and refuge since her brother disappeared. Immortality itself might be her only answer, but if that’s where Khya has to go, she can’t ask Tessen or her friends to follow.
Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles #2) by Erica Cameron Publication Date: December 5, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen
 
   
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Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.
   

Now Live: AWAKEN THE SOUL by Michele G Miller #5StarReview

Title: AWAKEN THE SOUL

Author: Michele G. Miller

Series: Havenwood Falls High
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: Dec. 8, 2017
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, MaeIDesign.com

Source: eARC from author for review



Goodreads...

Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. Including the high schoolers. This is only but one… 

Breckin Roberts has known Vivienne his entire life. Born and raised in Havenwood Falls, they attend the same school, eat at the same restaurants, and enjoy the same festivals. But they aren’t friends. They’re merely two classmates—her human and him not so much. Until one fateful December afternoon.

When Vivienne Freeman awakens late that night, disheveled and disoriented, the last thing she remembers is going for a run, but something feels . . . off. It’s not until the gorgeous but ever elusive Breckin Roberts approaches her out of the blue that she learns she almost died.  And he’s the one who saved her. 

Or so he thought.

Turns out, saving Vivienne has opened her to a whole new kind of danger. Breckin is an angel who interfered with Death. It’s a slight easily forgiven, if not for the connection he awakens while healing her. A connection one Reaper finds highly appealing. A connection that could turn Vivienne into a pawn in the battle of Good versus Evil—a battle about to descend on Havenwood Falls.

This is a Young Adult paranormal romance in the Havenwood Falls High series of Young Adult fantasy stories featuring a variety of supernatural creatures. The series is a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Each book is generally a stand-alone, so you can read them in any order, although some authors will be writing sequels to their own stories. Please be aware when you choose your next read.

Other books in the Havenwood Falls High YA series:
Written in the Stars by Kallie Ross
Reawakened by Morgan Wylie
The Fall by Kristen Yard
Somewhere Within by Amy Hale
Bound by Shadows by Cameo Renae (Jan. 2018)

Books are released on a monthly basis. Coming soon are stories by Randi Cooley Wilson, E.J. Fechenda, AnnaLisa Grant, J.L. Weil, and more. 


My take...

My world is so small, so peaceful from this vantage point. Breckin's wing shifts into my sightline, and with a deep breath, I understand: my world is nothing like I thought. 
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Can we just take a few minutes and pretend I am not a nearly 40 yr old woman gushing on a nearly 18 yr old half angel? Seriously, Miller!! I am totally in love with everything Breckin Roberts. But how could I not love him? He says things like “you are my soul” all while slaying evil and saving his girl. I honestly had no choice in the matter. I am done for. Completely done for. 

I absolutely love the chemistry and the love between both Vivienne and Breck. These two and their love is the reason I love YA stories. The first love, the feels the story evokes and the familiarity of the characters, as if I have known them forever. Stories like this make me feel all young again and happy that I can pass this book on to my teenage daughters to read and love. 

When nearing the end I got a little sad knowing their story was coming to a close. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. It felt like I just met them and I needed a little more time to get to know them. But thankfully at the end we learn they will be back with more story to give. We just have to wait until July. Yeah, I don't know about you but I am not sure I can wait that long. 

Brilliant storytelling and heart fluttering romance....Miller once again writes a story that had me fully engrossed from start to finish. A story that pulled me in and told me not to stop reading until I was done. So that is what I did. Happily, I quickly read this story and loved every minute of it. I even had to go back in after I was done to re-read my favorite parts all over again. I wasn’t ready to close the book just yet. 5 Angelical Stars!