Today is the last stop on the blog tour for Alecia Stone’s debut novel Talisman of El, hosted by Making Connections Goodreads Group. Alecia has kindly agreed to giveaway her last remaining paperback ARC, signed and personalised for the winner! For more details, read the post, but before you do, make sure to visit the rest of Alecia’s blog tour stops for reviews, excerpts, interviews and other goodies!
About ALECIA STONE:
Being a fan of fantasy fiction, Alecia Stone’s novel was inspired by her love for paranormal mysteries. She loves to write for it is a means of escaping her reality if only for a moment. Talisman Of El is her first book. She lives in England, UK with her family.
About TALISMAN OF EL
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?
Population: Human … 7 billion.
Others … unknown.
When 14-year-old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again. This time he witnesses a brutal murder. He’s afraid to tell anyone. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died.
Charlie doesn’t know why this is happening. He would give anything to have an ordinary life. The problem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home.
He belongs with the others.
For your chance to win a signed ARC, all you have to do is use the widget below. This giveaway will last for one week and is INTERNATIONAL. We will contact the winner by email.
Ali’s April Wrap Up
Hey Guys. I hope you all had a great month full of awsome books! I hit 5 again this month so I’m pleased with that. I know a lot of people manage to read loads more than that every month but I work full time and have busy weekends so to read 5 books in a month is actually really good for me! Anyway here’s my April wrap up video, including my TBR for May
If you also do a wrap up post please leave the link in the comments and I’ll go check it out. Or if not then just let me know in the comments what you read
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!
The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 6) by Michael Scott
Release date: 22 May 2012 (US), 24 May 2012 (UK)
The sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series.
The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power. And Danu Talis has yet to fall. The future of the human race lies in the balance – how will the legend end?
After the incredible cliffhanger that was at the end of the fifth book The Warlock, I absolutely cannot wait for this finale. I like to think of the series as a more diverse (and slightly more grown-up) Percy Jackson. It blends everything I enjoy in a YA adventure book and then sprinkles in more awesome:
- Prophecy? Check!
- Ancient Mythology? From almost every corner of the world, in fact, check!
- History? Where else can you find the characters William Shakespeare, Joan of Arc and Billy the Kid in one book? Check!
- Mysteries? So much left to find out in the final book, check!
- Suspense? Cliffhangers galore. Check!
- Action? Well, with the timeline of the series being a week and there being a jam-packed 6 books, it’s another resounding Check!
For all those new to the series, there is still a month left to devour the first 5 books (and you don’t have the agonising year-long wait either)! For more information, see the Official Series Website, the Official Author Website and for any burning questions the author Michael Scott is incredible to his fans and posts regularly on the Official Fan Forums.
Author: J R Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3
Publisher: Piatkus books
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret bound of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…
WARNING – MINOR SPOILERS FROM BOOK 2
Oh Zsadist… **sigh** I don’t think I’m going to be able to do this book (or Zsadist) justice in this review but I’m going to try!
Firstly, this one is now my new favourite BDB book. Everything that was good about the first two is even more so in Lover Awakened. The action, the romance, the friendships and journies these characters go on. It all made for such an epic story.
What I love the most about this one is the huge journey that Zsadist goes on throughout the book. He has to deal with issues that he has had for over 100 years, which began when he was kidnapped and used as a blood slave by a wealthy aristercrat. Ever since his brother Phury rescued him he has been unable to properly interact with others, unable to love, unable to even touch other people. That is until he meets Bella. She (unlike everyone else) isn’t scared of him and wants to bring him out of his shell. But at the end of book 2 she was kidnapped by a lesser who was completely mad and thought she was his dead wife. Once Zsadist manages to rescue her they begin a wonderful journey towards both his and her recovery and I loved every minute of it. It was written beautifully and so perfect.
As with the other BDB books there are many sub plots being told at the same time as the main storyline and again I loved this. From the bromance of Butch and Vischious to the story of John who is training to become a warrior, and new characters such as Bella’s brother… they all contributed in making this book a very well rounded story.
I just can’t get enough of the brothers at the minute and when I finished this I literally started reading the next one straight away. They are THAT addictive. So, if you havent started this series yet and are a fan of adult paranormal romance then I urge you to give these a try. They are compelling, addictive, gritty, romantic, funny and just all around awesome!