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Songs of the Wind by Diana Nixon - Book Release Party

Friday, November 30, 2012


Every time I saw any Love Lines post related in my mind echoed...

SOON....

Now is here. Officially, Songs of the Wind is online to purchase and Diana Nixon is celebrating along with all the fans and soon to be fans on Facebook
As always it will be a blast, a party full of Songs of the Wind related posts, remembering Love Lines and an online giveaway in which Diana will give to one lucky winner an e-copy of the second book.

For those of you that hear for the first time of this series, I had some posts here, on my blog:
Review: Love Lines by Diana Nixon 
Interview: Diana Nixon, author of Love Lines
Songs of the Wind by Diana Nixon - Chapter 1
Interview: Diana Nixon, author of Songs of the Wind (Love Lines #2)

Where to buy the book:
Love Lines 
              




Songs of the Wind

 
Follow the author: 
Official page: http://diananixon.webs.com/ 
Facebook page: http://ru-ru.facebook.com/people/Diana-Nixon/100003576573933
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/DianaNixon9
Russian language page: http://diana-nixon.narod.ru
Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/diananixon
Shelfari page: http://www.shelfari.com/diananixon
Where to buy the books: http://diananixon.webs.com/buyingbooks.htm
 About the books:
 Love Lines 
          The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards. But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about one special place, where those gifted people studied.
          Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.          But one day everything changes. Eileen finds out that she belongs to the mysterious world of unnatural and the destiny leads her to Dever - a closed university for the people like her.          Nothing will ever be the same again...          New life, new friends, new enemies...
          But the true love will never let her down. It will help to go through everything....
 
 
 Songs of the Wind

          Losing Christian hasn’t been easy for Eileen. But she’s not going to give up. Now she has to find a way to bring him back from the magical dream, where he was taken by Eric Lanster. Together with her friend Evan, Eileen goes to France – Meridin’s motherland, where she hopes to find out the mysteries of the dream’s magic. In a small town named Fontainbleau they meet a wizard, who turns out to know a lot of their secrets…           Determined to help Eileen, Evan agrees to complete some special dream piercing training. But he can’t even imagine what he has put himself into. The magic of dreams keeps a lot of secrets. The spells are dangerous and their consequences no one is able to predict.           Friends can become enemies…          The ones they used to call their family can become traitors…
But the ones they love will always be there to help…
 
 

BLOG TOUR: ReAwakened by Ada Adams - Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

          Thank you


“He smelled like a sultry summer storm—cool, refreshing rain, sweltering, hot wind, and charged, electric thunder—all rolled up into one extremely enticing vampire being.”
 
 
     A simple mission turned deadly.

     Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

     When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.


Where to buy: ReVamped by Ada Adams 


          This book was better than I expected. Don’t think for a moment that just because is a vampire book it will be like the others you’ve read. This is different; Ada Adams took the vampire’s myth to another level. It combines paranormal with just a little bit of Sci-Fi. Mad scientists work with vampires to rule the world and vampires are actually out and proud, treated as celebrities. I loved how the action of this book is set in the future and the vampires showed themselves to the human kind in 2012. Vampires even have jobs and no longer hide in the dark and some of them are even weak and not so good looking. I guess there is not a universal rule in which after a human gets turned instantly becomes all sexy and hot, it keeps it normal and a little bit closer to reality. In fact it was easy read this book as non-fantasy and fantasy as well. The story was basically about a normal (partially normal) girl raised by her father as a warrior and except for all the guardians and her nanny she pretty much lacked normal teenage connection. It was fun to be in Dawn’s mind while trying to figure out how to act around boys since there was no need until now.
          Now speaking about Dawn, I am always happy to read about powerful characters especially female one. Except for two or three times in which she needed to be saved she is one hell of a kick ass chick and there were moments in which I thought that she will not make it in one piece, but she did.
          I was shocked by the twist that lay behind Dawn’s birth and mother. I certainly did not expect and I could tell you but I’m evil like that and you must read the book to find out.
          About the love triangle, as always I don’t see one. Of course there are Ethan and Sebastian and it was obvious that they both have a thing for Dawn, but I could see the connection between her and Sebastian and I thought that there was something wrong with Ethan from the moment they met. Still I have to say that I liked the way Ethan changed from the beginning of the book, where he was all confident and cool, in the middle where he was almost vulnerable, emotionally speaking, even damaged and in the end where he was … normal, when there wasn’t any reason to hide.
          Moving along my four favorite characters from the book are the newbies: Brooke, Sophie, Hunter and Seth, they are all vampires and are awfully at being so, still Dawn’s job is to train them to be the protectors of Angel Creek. It was nice to see all the not so perfect and not so powerful vampires being instructed to act like real ones. You could definitely see an evolution in their skills and in the way they almost ended up caring about each other, making them a great team.

          I am sorry that I couldn’t finish ReAwakened, but I started it and trust me that is getting better. I will finish it and I will post a review a.s.a.p. so stay nearby.
          Meanwhile here is the cover and an introduction for ReAwakened.

ReAwakened by Ada Adams
  
     Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.
     Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.
      Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.

 About the author:
          “Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out.”
          At the age of five, Ada read her first chapter book—Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for stories and characters found within the pages of literature.
          In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning, and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Master’s of Science in Education.
          Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX. ReVamped is her debut novel.
          She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.  


Connect with Ada Adams: 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5757476.Ada_Adams

And now a surprise for all, well in case this is your first stop, there is also a giveaway with great prizes provided by Ada Adams. Oh and the best part is that this is international and there will be 3 winners.
 

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