Thursday, May 24, 2012

Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop!

This Giveaway Hop is hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer
and Page Turners Blog
You can get to the entire giveaway linky by clicking HERE.
This is stop # 117
The stop before mine is Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry (Int)
This Giveaway is International!  Thanks to all of my awesome followers!!!!!
The prize is any ONE book ($10.00 or less ~ shipping free to your location).
You must be a follower of The Wormhole and be 13+ to fill out the form to enter.
Good luck ~ Thanks for entering!

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Happy Reading!!!

Review: Spectral by Shannon Duffy

Spectral by Shannon Duffy

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon Product Description:

Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe — the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.

As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.

My thoughts:
Wonderful characters, fast-paced, intriguing, engaging storyline, all around good read!!!
Shannon Duffy has created characters that you fall for instantly.  The "bad guys" are nasty and well developed.  The kind of antagonists that you love to hate! All the characters are given personalities that bring them to life in your mind as you read the story.  She sets them in a world that is constantly tilting for them, keeping them off-balance and running.  She has blended a magical, realistic world that is both fantastic and believable.  The plot is intriguing and the suspense is sustained to the end.  The romantic element is nicely done, keeping it teen while being meaningful, realistic and sweet.  The idea of family and what is means and symbolizes for the characters is a wonderful element in the story.
It's an all-around good read.  You don't want to miss this one.

Blog Tour: Soulstone by Katie Salidas (Giveaways too)

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
You can see the entire tour schedule by clicking HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Katie Salidas and Soulstone.


Katie Salidas is a Super Woman!

Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

Soulstone: Book four of the Immortalis series by Katie Salidas
It’s a desperate time for rookie vampire Alyssa, and her sanity is hanging by a slender thread. Her clan is still reeling from the monumental battle with Aniketos; a battle that claimed the body of Lysander, her sire and lover, and trapped his spirit in a mysterious crystal. A Soulstone.

Unfortunately, no amount of magic has been able to release Lysander’s spirit, and the stone is starting to fade. Weeks of effort have proved futile. Her clan, the Peregrinus, have all but given up hope. Only Alyssa still believes her lover can be released. In despair, Alyssa begs the help of the local witch coven, and unwittingly exposes the supernaturals of Boston to unwanted attention from the Acta Sanctorum.

The Saints converge on the city and begin their cleansing crusade to rid the world of all things “Unnatural.” In the middle of an all-out war, but no closer to a solution to the dying stone, Alyssa is left with an unenviable choice: save her mate, or save her clan.

Katie has offered each tour stop the ability to giveaway an ecopy of Soulstone ~ to enter for the chance to win - please fill out the form below:

Tourwide giveaway from the author:
This giveaway is a print set of the entire Immortalis series which consists of one omnibus edition of the first 3 books and a copy of Soulstone.  Author's Rafflecopter below: