Tuesday, April 30, 2013


 Broken Faith Blog Tour
With Review & Interview

By: Brandy Nacole






Broken Faith (Spiritual Discord, #1)
The Spiritual Discord Series
Book 1

Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Date Published: April 2, 2013


This was it. The moment Heaven and Hell would clash. But which unearthly being would win? The Fallen Angel or the Hell Hounds?

Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes.

Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.
Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.
Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.
Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.

Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?






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interview


1.) How did you come up with the idea for Broken Faith?


 It's actually a weird story.  You know how they say you can draw inspiration from anything if you really open yourself up.  Well, I was driving home from New York last year, saw two road signs, and I became inspired to write a story with a town called, Steely Hollow.  Long story short, 1200 miles later I had the outline complete and couldn't wait to get started. 


2.) What was your favorite part about this book and why?


That's a tough one!  I guess I would say my favorite part is Sabrina confronting Kayson about his fall.  Any scene with Sabrina really.  Her backstory is also my favorite of all the characters.  It really shows why she is the way she is.   

3.) Did you enjoy writing "Broken Faith" or did you find it difficult to write after you started writing?


I loved, absolutely loved writing this book!  There never once was a time I felt frustrated, had difficulty, or wanted it to be over.  

4.) If their was one thing you change about this book what would it be and why?


I think if I was to go back and rewrite the story, I would change Emma's friends involvement.  I would introduce them more at the beginning instead of waiting until the middle of the story.  But in book 2 that will be greatly worked up, what with them all camping out together at Emma's for a while.

  
5.) How many books do you plan on writing in this series? 

I'm not sure.  At this point I plan for four but even I don't know how the story may change or twist along the way.  Even as the author of the story, I can still surprise myself :)

6.) Did you feel your readers would feel comfortable with such a big cliffhanger at the end?

I did, and I hope that they are.  I thought that it was a good wrap up to let readers get an idea of what's to come.

7.) Can you give us a little spoiler and or phrase/sentence from "Broken Faith"?

"Angels, hell hounds, vampires, and now ghosts.  Great!." -Emma

8.) Is their anything you would like to say to your readers?

Thanks for all the support and words of kindness!  It absolutely means the world to me.  

Quick Fun Questions:


- Favorite Food?

Italian
- Favorite Color?

Green
- Favorite Book?

The VA series

- Favorite Thing To Do In Your Spare Time?


Avid outdoor girl, hiking, swimming, fishing, sports, also love driving around in my Jeep!

- Do You Have Kids?


Yes
- Favorite Song?

Most songs by Pink, AC/DC, and CCR

- Favorite Author?


Richelle Mead

- Are You Married?


Yes
- First Book You Wrote?


When I was a child: A boy named Sam
Teenager: The Lights
First published: Uniquely Unwelcome

- Do You Like To Cook?


Depends on my mood, most of the time yes

- What Is Your Favorite Book YOU Wrote?

I, of course, love all the books I've wrote but my favorite...toss up between Broken Faith and Sacrifice: A New Dawn, which is the third book in my Shadow World series.

- Did You Dance Or Play Sports As A Kid?

Yes.  I still do actually.

- How Long Have You Wanted To Be A Writer For?

 For as long as I can remember!

Thank you Brandy for writing such an AMAZING start to a wonderful series, and for the time you have dedicated to your readers and to this interview! :)




 review


I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!


OMG! Brandy Nacole never seems to disappoint~! This was AMAZING!!! In this new Spiritual, Supernatural twist, has took me on a ride like NO other and BLOWN ME AWAY! Just like all the other books Brandy has written! This one Truly ROCKED!

When I first read the synopsis I was a little skeptical, not because it didn't sound good because it sounded amazing, but because I'm not really one to get into books about heaven and hell, God and Lucifer. It's just never been my thing! But finally I caved, and the description won me over, and I gave it a try! And Boy am I glad I did because this book ranks up there with my top favorite books of the year! But that's no surprise because Brandy seems to always be on my top favorite list of books!


This book starts off on full speed! As soon as the Prologue starts were thrown into an amazing action scene! This book has four different POV, but is still very easy to follow. I usually don't like different POV's in a book, but the way Brady has done it she has truly captivated me!


Heaven and Hell is gonna collide in this action packed Spiritual novel!


Kayson is a Fallen Angel that searches earth for something he believes in, and is eager to prove that his beliefs are true (I don't want to tell you what his beliefs are because it will spoil the book)! He has been running from the Hell Hounds since he has fallen from heaven and their about to finally catch up to him!


Sabrina is a Vampire, who is also on the run from the Hell Hounds sought out to destroy ALL blood children created by Lucifer’s blood, and Sabrina is one of them! She is a half breed. She was created by one of Lucifer's blood children but not by his direct blood. So she did NOT pledge her loyalty to Lucifer! She has been able to escape from their grasp many of times and also has been hiding while trying to stay off the hounds radar for over a hundred of years and hasn't got caught yet! But all that changes when Kayson and Sabrina's lives collide!


Emma is just a human girl living her normal everyday life when she discovers a fallen Angel and a Vampire hiding out in her parents shed! But Emma's normal life is about to change when Hell comes knocking on her door! Emma is confused and lost about her feelings of the Angel and the Vampire. Are they real, and if so she could be in a whole sh*t load of trouble! She doesn't know if she should stay and help or turn them away to their fates with the Hounds! What can she do, she's just a normal human with no powers or no super strength!


Falon is a Fallen Angel also or should I say use to be a fallen Angel! He is now next in command after the devil himself! He is Alpha to all Hell Hounds set out to destroy ALL blood Children of Lucifer's! He wants Kayson and he wants him BAD! He is willing to destroy anyone or anything that gets in his way!


So will Kayson and Sabrina be able to evade Falon's Hounds and prove Kayson's beliefs are true or will Falon succeed in bringing the Angel and Vampire to their demise??? And will Emma have enough courage to help in a battle between Heaven and Hell that's been brewing for hundreds and hundreds of years??? Well if you want those answers and more your going to have to read it and find out! Trust me you WON'T be disappointed I wasn't!


Overall this book is a MUST READ for anyone that likes Vampires, Angels and other kinds of crazy Supernatural Beings with a TON of action and just a touch of romance! This book is an EASY 5 stars! I can't wait for the sequel because this book ends on one hell of a cliffhanger!


5 Stars 

 5stars



excerpt


Take A Look Inside Broken Faith

Branches scrape at my skin as I run through the dense forest. My heart is beating with a terrifying force. I can hear the beast close in on me, ready for the kill. His growls echo through the forest. I don’t know where he is, I just know I have to keep moving.
 I feel like a coward for being so terrified. Once, I would have stood unwavering, waiting for the beast to show his face. But since my powers were stripped−my wings torn away−I have been left defenseless, weak, and vulnerable to the beasts set out to destroy me.
I run as fast as I can, never faltering. I may not have my powers anymore, but I still have the agility that was so unique to the angels. Moving and gliding with the winds and earth, flowing with the water as it flows lazily through the fields, to become terrorizing rapids through the twists and turns of some faraway canyon.
I burst out of the thicket that is hindering my progress, and see nothing but a dead end up ahead. I still do not falter. I make a hard left to climb up the ravine, hoping that the forest is more open at the top. That’s when the beast steps out in front of me.
The being is massive, his tremendous weight and size is such that as he passes between two trees, branches snap, and large bushes are crushed underneath his feet. I’m expecting him to attack me, pounce on the poor defenseless being he sees before him. Instead, he shifts out of his beastly form into the human disguise that he uses to inflict havoc into this world.
“That was quite a chase. I must say I haven’t had a rush like that in quite some time.” His smile is taunting.
I give him nothing; say nothing, not letting him get the satisfaction out of my fear. That’s what the hound wants, he wants to feed on me before killing me. My fear and poor show of bravery, however, is obvious, and it is feeding his pathetic excuse for a soul.
“Unfortunately for you, it will be your last attempt at saving your life.”
He lunges at me, his beast-like yet still human claws balling into fists as he tries connecting with my face. I dodge his blow as I unsheathe the only weapon I have, my trusty sword.
The beast steps back for a moment, taking in the sword in my hand. A menacing smile spreads across his face before he lunges for me again. I swing my sword out, going straight for his head. If I can get enough momentum and find the right angle, I can take his head off and end his reign of terrorizing evil.
He blocks my blow with his forearm, while his other fist connects with my ribs. I can hear as the bones break, the pain shooting through my abdomen. Ignoring the pain, I take another swing at him, but it’s blocked again as he grabs the blade, yanking me forward, the momentum smashing me into a tree.
I turn, swinging my sword with all my might. It doesn’t connect with his head but it does land a blow against his side, doing some damage. The beast screams out in pain, clenching at his side. Then it looks up at me, pure hatred and disgust radiates from the menacing scowl on the human mask it wears. “You will feel the true wrath of the hounds. I was trying to be lenient in your death but now you will have no mercy.”
The man shifts back into his true form. His smooth skin stretches, as black fur covers his body. His hands become sharp claws, and his snout extends, as razor sharp teeth that can rip skin and break through bone erupt from its jaw. When the hound stands on his back legs he towers over me by more than three feet. Snapping his jaw of razor-sharp teeth at me, I swing my sword, connecting with his snout. The tear in his skin is barely a scratch.
With lightning speed, my sword is torn from my hand as his jaws close on it and he tears it away, tossing it through the air. I know I’m no match against this beast without it. Seeing the hilt sticking up from the ground, I roll in the direction of the sword to retrieve it. The hound swipes at me with a long clawed hand, tearing into my back as I roll by him. With no time for slip-ups, I ignore the pain and continue for the sword. I can hear the beast coming after me, though this particular spot in the woods is thick with trees instead of bushes and briars, making it harder for him to move.
The beast swipes at me again through the trees, catching my leg in his grasp. Bones snap as he twists my leg, lifting me up off the ground. I scream out but continue to reach out and grab at the sword’s hilt. Pulling the sword from the ground, I swing it through the air, stabbing the hound’s hand to release me. It growls and lets me go. I land on the ground with a thud. My shoulder takes the brunt of the blow.
A loud snarl fills the air as the hound lunges for me. His jaws snap at me, ready to bite me in half. But he can’t move; his shoulders are stuck between two trees. He tries pushing forward through the trees as he stretches his neck to get a hold on me. But the hound makes no leeway past the trees. I know I can’t move in this condition, my leg is too busted up to carry me very far. My panic rises as the trees start to creak and snap from the force of the weight being pushed against them.
With each snap, the hound’s slavering muzzle comes closer. The beast lets out a growl so loud I cover my ears, then he pushes harder, snapping the tree with his mass and strength. Just as he’s about to deliver the final blow, I stab my sword up, piercing his jaw and coming out through the top of his head. The hound collapses to the ground. I guard myself as the hound falls, landing extremely close to me. His massive body shakes the ground, cracking the dry dirt.
I use my arms to drag myself away from the menacing heap of fur. Once I’m a safe distance from the hound lying on the ground, I pull myself up. I do my best to keep the weight off my busted leg. I have no choice but to leave my sword behind. The hilt is jammed under the hound, and I don’t have the strength or time to pull it out from under him.
I slowly climb out of the ravine, knowing I have to get away as fast as I can. I know the other hounds will be coming. It may take some time, but they will come. If only I had killed the hound before he unleashed the hell call.




Meet The Author


Brandy NacoleBrandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, and laughing through the crazy moments.


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Check Out The Rest 
Of The
Broken Faith Blog Tour Schedule!

April 15- Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
April 16 - My Cozie Corner - PROMO
April 19 - Pieces of Whimsy - PROMO
April 21 - The LUV'N - Interview/PROMO
April 22 - Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books - Review/Guest Post
April 27 - Wormy Hole - Interview/PROMO
April 30 - Addicted Readers - Review/Interview
May 1 - Books and Needlepoint - Review
May 4 - Gimme the Scoop Reviews - PROMO
May 6 - Mythical Books - PROMO
May 12 - RABT Reviews - Review



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6 comments:

  1. Thanks Alicia for being a part of the tour. I really enjoyed our interview and LOVED reading your review. Who doesn't like to hear they rock?

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    1. Brandy, You are so welcome! <3 I enjoyed this book SO MUCH and can't WAIT for the sequel! You are such an AMAZING writer and person! And I wasn't exaggeration when I said you ROCK, because you DO! :)

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  2. It was great to hear how she came up with the concept while driving! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Yeah, it was! I guess it true what they say ideas can come out of now where! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  3. A really great interview and review. Such fun questions. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks I really enjoyed this book SO MUCH! I can't wait for the sequel! Thanks for commenting! :)

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