Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Evolution (E #2) by Kate Wrath

Evolution, the second book in the E series, is now available! Get Evolution and E for only 99¢ each during release week, November 12th-19th, 2014.

cover of Evolution by Kate Wrath
 
Outpost Three is still standing… barely. But the deadliest threat it has ever faced is on its way-- a violent force that will annihilate every man, woman, and child.

With the Sentries under his control and Grey’s army defeated, Matt is more powerful than ever. Eden is little more than his prisoner, but that line is blurring as her affection for him grows. Now, as the Outpost faces total destruction, Matt must sacrifice the possibility of attaining Eden’s love in the vague hope that her past might hold the key to saving them all.

Eden’s journey will begin to unravel the mysteries of her previous life, reveal dangerous new questions, and change not only the future of Outpost Three, but shape the course of history.

This eagerly anticipated sequel to Kate Wrath’s E begins an epic quest into the dark, dystopian landscape of Eden’s world.
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Get both books in the E series, E and Evolution, for 99¢ each on Kindle for a limited time only: November 12th- 19th, 2014.


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You're invited! Come hang out November 12th from 8-12 pm Eastern and celebrate the release of Evolution. Woohoo!

 

An excerpt from Evolution:



We run down the narrow alley and take the first turn, then another. We keep running, moving. I don't even notice my surroundings until, at last, we slow to a stop. The smell hits me first—the stench of piss, of something rotten, all condensed into a small space. Breathing hard, we stand in the street and look around us. We're in a main thoroughfare now, judging from the traffic, but it’s still narrow. I feel squashed, smothered. On all sides, a crowd throngs around us. Most of them are dressed in rags. Hollow faces huddle three or four bodies deep against both edges of the road, dirty, hopeless, and lost. Many of them are children.


I'm scanning their faces frantically before I even realize what I'm doing. "Oscar," I hear myself whisper. It hits me, and I break off before I can call out his name. Before I can start running again, sifting through the masses of them.


Apollon's hand clamps onto mine, but he says nothing. He and Jonas are focused on Jacob, who is shaking violently. Tears are pouring from widened eyes down his face. I want to help him, but all I can do is stand here trying not to break down, myself.

"We need to find somewhere to regroup," Jonas says quietly. "Get out of this mess."
I cast around for somewhere to go, but as far as I can see, it's piles upon piles. People, and people, and buildings looming over them. There's no breathing room. No space. I have to force my breath to steadiness. It's too much.
There is a commotion on the street ahead, maybe a block away. The ragged masses push away from the center, squashing and trampling each other in the process. We're caught in a wave of motion and carried backward, but still we try to look. Where the commotion started, there's a group of figures, similarly dressed in black with blue bandanas. They're moving down the street toward us.


The wave of people suddenly backlashes from the other direction, and we're pushed the opposite way from before. We manage to finally see why. On our opposite side, there's another group of people. These are dressed primarily in white. One of them, clearly a leader, wears a purple doo rag and carries what might be the biggest gun I've ever seen. He raises it toward us.
   

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Review: Collide by Christine Fonseca


The most dangerous secrets are the ones that kill.

When a surprising mental breakdown draws too much attention from a secret government group call the Order, 17-year-old Dakota discovers that her so-called boring life isn’t so boring after all. Between the lies, secrets and assassins out to kill her family, Dakota discovers there’s more to paranormal activity than ghosts and cheap mind tricks. Now she must uncover the truth before a new breed of terrorism takes everything away – including her life.
 
 
My Rating
 
3.5
 
 
My Review
 
 
Collide is an extremely fast-paced novel that's an absolutely exhilarating read. Fans of action and suspense should be able to devour it without putting down the book once. Although it did take me a little bit to actually get into the book, once I did, I was unable to stop reading until I reached the end.
 
I love the concept of Collide, which really comes together as the book moves forward. Despite the pacing of the novel, the entire plot isn't slapped across the reader's face, and the story still has time to unfold. The truth is gradually revealed, as Dakota learns more about her past and the abilities she didn't know she possessed.
 
The characters of Collide were also very well-developed, even if some of the relationships between them felt a little flat. Dakota had a great voice that stayed interesting and realistic. The Architect may not have been the kind of person readers would root for, but I found her to be an incredibly compelling character. The changes in viewpoint worked very well, as the voices were all extremely different and the varieties in personality easily showed through. Between the first person narrative, third person narrative, and journal entries, the plot moved smoothly and rapidly, and every angle of the story was explored. 

All in all, Collide is an exciting read devoid of slow moments. Between the attention-grabbing characters, twists in plot, and rapid pacing, the novel will leave readers breathless and hungry for more.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cover Reveal: Between the Shadow and the Soul by Susanne Winnacker



Note: I absolutely love this cover. I'm a fan of the dark side when it comes to my novels and covers, and I'm definitely getting that feeling. Not to mention, the title looks awesome.

The good news is, the book sounds just as great. For your convenience, I'm just going to leave this Goodreads link here so you can easily add to your TBR shelf. If the cover didn't already convince you, check out this summary:


It sounds incredible! So be sure to preorder Between the Shadow and the Soul and enter the Giveaway below to see more of Susanne's work!