Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Wolf Sirens: Forbidden by Tina Smith (Author Giveaway too)


This book tour is presented by Goddess Fish Promotions.
Click HERE for more tour information.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature:
Tina Smith and Wolf Sirens: Forbidden.

Wolf Sirens: Forbidden
by Tina Smith

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BLURB:

When Lila unwillingly moves to the country town of Shade, she can’t imagine the life-altering events that lie in wait for her. Shade has a curfew and has always been surrounded by myths. A central feature of the town is its famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, whose spirit is said to protect the innocent.

Lila falls in with a group of intriguing teenagers with luminescent eyes and soon she is drawn into the shadowlands of fantasy and reality, where destiny collides.

A mysterious local girl, Cresida, warns her to stay away, but Lila is drawn to them like a moth to a flame.

Cresida knows their fatal secret and she is honour-bound to protect those who are endangered. But she underestimates Lila’s passion for the mysterious and charismatic clan of youths. Lila begins to feel a call she cannot ignore. Yet her heart is filled with vulnerable desires that begin to turn the underworld upside down, for both hunter and hunted, as she learns they have been waiting for her…

Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a masterpiece of romance fantasy.

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Excerpt:

Sam flitted about as usual making sure all was well.  She made sure her best friend’s funeral ran smoothly and I thought it was a pleasant touch that she insisted Lily’s favourite music was played, though I’m sure the gathering thought it was odd that a teenager would love Elvis and the Supremes.

I hoped, though I couldn’t be sure, that the rest of the pack, her real family, had a private funeral. One without the orchestration, one where their feelings were real.  I didn’t cry at the funeral. Maybe I tried but my eyes were dry. In the night as I lay my head on the pillow I remembered sections of the funeral and as I thought of Sam laying the flowers on her coffin my eyes swelled and all the pain that was absent or numb was real again. I had no one to hold me, but neither did Lily. I wanted the world to swallow me up whole. After missing two weeks of school in the morning we hit practice - now for Lily’s memory or at least that’s what Sam told the concerned faculty. But really it was for herself, to save her own skin; did she feel guilty like me? We all had to attend group counseling in which we all agreed to continue to practice for calisthenics dance finals, in Lily’s memory. And for a time she indeed did haunt the school hall in which we practiced. As a temporary memorial an enormous portrait photograph marooned in flowers leant crookedly against the stage. And she smiled at us with a blank look in her eyes while we danced without her, over the spot where she had died.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tina Smith is an herbalist, dog lover, Piscean and mother with a fondness for strong female protagonists. A love of the fantasy genre and the deep exploration of dark and evocative subjects inspired Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The sequel Fever further unfolds the tale of the heroine femme fatal, on her journey in the underworld between the lands of myth and reality.

 “Rich, complex, and deeply fascinating. Smith’s creation stands apart from other books in the genre. Wolf Sirens has raised the bar for paranormal romance.”- Kevis Hendrickson, author of Rogue Hunter

Ebook Wolf Sirens Forbidden. Discover the Legend.By Tina Smith.





The sequel Wolf Sirens Fever. Many are Born, Few are Reborn. By Tina Smith.




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Giveaway:

Tina will be awarding jewelry in theme of her book (wolf charms, charm bracelets etc), ThreeD book marks in shifter themes (Wolves, tigers, panthers etc) and Sun catchers (beaded glass and crystal) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a free ebook version of each of her novels and a Sun catcher to a randomly drawn host. (this is an international giveaway).

My Thoughts:
Nicely written.  The characters and the setting come alive with the author's vivid imagination and descriptive language.  The characters are not created flawless - which makes them all the more real as teens in high school.  The idea is a bit of a twist for a shifter/werewolf story - which is refreshing.  Well worth the read.

5 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Tina today!

Tina smith said...

Thanks so much for hosting me, I love the comment about my vivid characters and descriptive language. I appreciate the complement.

Love Tina

ana-death said...

I love flawed characters, and werewolves/shifters of all kinds in literatura. This book seems awesome! <3

And thanks for the giveaway xD


personaldeath (at) gmail (dot) com

Tina smith said...

Good than you should love Wolf Sirens! I pick you as a Cresida fan. Thanks for the great feed back!

Shadow said...

Congrats on your release! Thanks for sharing it! Sounds great! Have a great weekend! Best wishes and many blessings!
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