Sunday, April 14, 2013

Daughters Of The Sea Series
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Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea, #1)
Book 1

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Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…

Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago.

Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that
plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.

Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly
realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendents of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.

But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark
visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.

She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.

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I registered the icy cold first – a slow, painstaking ache felt all the way down to my soul.  The realization that I was swimming at a dangerous depth came next, followed by an absolute and suffocating panic.  The pressure around my body had become utterly relentless, and my lungs screamed for oxygen.  Suspended in the darkness, I couldn’t see anything except for a thin ribbon of silver appearing in my line of sight.  Slithering side to side, twisting and turning, it taunted me.  I froze as it slowly wrapped around my neck, leaving a trail of icy pin pricks across my bare skin.  It continued down my body – encasing me in fear.  All of the sudden, it tightened with such force that the small amount of the air I did have in my lungs was forced out.  As I heard the sickening crack of bones and felt a paralyzing pain searing through my body, I knew no amount of struggling would help.

Unable to do anything but watch the last of my oxygen bubble up to the surface above, I tried to come to terms with what was about to happen.  I was going to die. Completely alone and scared, I was going to drown in this darkness.

Unbelievably, just as quickly as it had locked around me, I was released.  Looking around frantically, I braced myself for another attack, only to find a pair of piercing blue eyes watching me.  The same deep blue eyes I’d seen in so many other dreams glared back at me with something resembling rage.

“Why are you here?” I barely heard his next words as my lungs began burning and my vision blurred. “Your soul will never survive.”

He turned abruptly and my vision cleared just enough to catch a glimpse of the horrors lurking behind him.  Hundreds of silver ribbons quickly morphed and twisted into shadowy human forms.  They turned in my direction in unison and descended upon me.

I bolted upright, my heart relentlessly hammering against my chest.  Warm water surrounded me, but it was of the bubbly, lavender scented sort, not the cold, murky darkness I had just come from.  I was still in my bathtub.  No wonder I had dreamed I was drowning. Shaking my head, I tried to erase the vivid memory of it.  Unfortunately those eyes - his eyes - never fade.  They’ve haunted my dreams for years. 

I rolled my eyes at my own unruly imagination and slid down into the tub, so my head and shoulders were the only things above the thick layer of bubbles.  My heart rate eventually slowed and I began to think straight again.  I closed my eyes and tried to relax…

“Hannah Elizabeth Whitman!!!”  So much for the slow heart rate.  I rocketed back into a sitting position, covering myself with my hands.

“You scared the crap out of me, Dee!”  Doris Whitman stepped all the way into the steamy bathroom.  The smell of baby powder and freesia followed her in.  She shook her head at me, “You’ve been in there so long I swear I can hear your fingers and toes wrinklin’ up.  Now get washed up and get dressed – we’re gonna be late!” 

            “I’m hurrying, I’m hurrying.” I mumbled as she walked back downstairs, already giving out orders to the rest of the family. 

            I decided I’d rather hide under the blanket of soapy bubbles and try really hard to disappear into an alternate universe, instead.  Submerging my body completely underwater, a smile crept across my face as the sound of the outside world instantly became muted.  All I could hear was the faint lapping of the water on the sides of the tub, my own beating heart, and a faint melody tickling at my ear drums.  It reminded me of wind chimes blowing in the wind….wait.  Wind chimes?  I listened harder and heard them again; this time louder and something else… like someone singing… 

With ninja-like speed, I jumped out of the claw foot tub in one swift movement and stared down at the water in shock.  I tried to convince myself I was just hearing things.  There were no wind chimes hiding in my bathtub.  I’d just add that to the long list of weird things that had been happening to me over the last couple of years.  That list was getting way too long for my taste.

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Review For Forsaken

Forsaken was a different type of book then I usually
read, but it was a nice change!

Hannah has had a hard life ever since birth. She has been tossed around between different foster parents all her life. When she was an infant her real parents abandoned her. Finally Hannah is adopted at the age of 14 and she thinks maybe, just maybe, things will be different! But, boy was she wrong!

Hannah starts to have very vivid dreams of murders, disturbing
hallucinations and the same mysterious boy over and over again.

Hannah is Finally sent to a school for "Disturbed" teens like herself, but once she arrives she realizes that these teens are not the "Disturbed" she thought, but actually descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And she is too. Well, that explains ALOT!

But when she finally comes face to face with Fin the strange boy from her dreams, all goes from crazy to insane!

Hannah must understand who and what she is and if she's willing to except her heritage and future as a descendant from the Sea Gods and Goddesses and fulfill her destiny!

Overall, I did enjoy this book very much and will be reading the second book in the series, but It's not my favorite. That is probably because I don't usually read books with mermaids. But the writing was great, the plot was interesting and pretty fast-paced, filled with lots of magic and adventure. Definitely and nice start to a fun series!

                                   4 Stars


Awaken (Daughters of the Sea, #2)
Book 2

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The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…

After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.

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Chosen (Daughters of the Sea #3)
Book 3

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The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.

After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point. A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.

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Kristen Day

Kristen DayI am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I've been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school's poetry book. That's when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay.

When I'm not writing I'm making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband. I graduated from Appalachian State University and dream of becoming a full time novelist.

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Daughters of the Sea Tour Schedule

April 1st-
- Girls *Heart* Books Tours-Spotlight & Schedule

 Review of Forsaken, Spotlight, Tour Wide Giveaway

April 2nd-
Delphina Reads Too Much-Promo, Spotlight/Excerpt

- Stressed Rach-Review of Chosen

April 3rd-
 - Rose’s Book Corner- Excerpt, Spotlight

-Indy Book Fairy -Spotlight

April 4th-
- A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews- Review of all 3 books

-Inger Iversen -Excerpt, Guest Post-Forsaken Playlist

April 5th-
  - Bex ‘n’ Books-Review of Forsaken, Excerpt

- Monique Morgan -Spotlight, Excerpt

April 6th-
- Rambling Voices in my Head- Spotlight, Excerpt

April 7th-
- Krystal Clear Book Reviews- Review of all 3 books, Excerpt

- Girls *Heart* Books- Review of Chosen

April 8th-
My Pathway to Books - Review of Forsaken, Excerpt

- Kindred Dreamheart - Excerpt, Guest Post

- My Family’s Heart Book Reviews- Review of Awaken, Character Interview, Tour Wide Giveaway

April 9th-
 - Sassy Book Lovers- Spotlight, Excerpt

-Naughty Biits Book Reviews- review of Forsaken

April 10th-
 - Book Nerds Across America-Review of all 3 books

- Sassy Cassie’s Book Reviews- Spotlight, Excerpt

April 11th-
- A Little Bit of R & R - Author Interview

- Flavor of Love - Spotlight, Excerpt

April 12th-
- My Secret Book Obsession- Review of all 3 books

April 13th-
- Paperrdolls-Spotlight & Review of Forsaken

- Bawaka's Book Fair- Excerpt

April 14th-
- Kristina’s Books and More -Spotlight, Excerpt

-Addicted Readers - Review of Forsaken, Spotlight, Tour Wide Giveaway

April 15th-
Candy Coated Book Blog-Review of all 3 books, Giveaway

- The Next Chapter - Review of Forsaken, Giveaway

April 16th-
 - Naughty Bits Book Reviews-Review of Awaken

- The Next Chapter -Review of Awaken, Giveaway

April 17th-
- Laura Conant Howard-Guest Post

- Naughty Bits Book Reviews-Review of Chosen, Giveaway

April 18th-
 - A Page Away - Review of all 3 books

- Paranormal Book Club-Excerpt, Spotlight, Tour Wide Giveaway

April 19th-
 - Fated Paranormals-Review of all 3 books, Author Interview, Spotlight

- Reading is my Time Out-Review of all 3 books, excerpt

- The Next Chapter -Review of Chosen, Giveaway

- My Pathway to Books- Review of Awaken

April 20th-
 - Me, Myself and I-, Spotlight, Excerpt

- Bawaka’s Book Fair- Review of Forsaken

April 21st-
- Brianna Lee Book Reviews-Review of all 3 books, Spotlight, Excerpt

- Mythical Books - Spotlight, Excerpt

April 22nd-
-Tam’s Two Cents-Spotlight, Excerpt

- Recent Reads- Review of all 3 books, Character Interview, Spotlight, Excerpt

April 23rd-
- Ever and Ever Sight-Review of all 3 books

- The Next Chapter - Excerpt, Spotlight, Giveaway

April 24th-
- Bookend 2 Bookend-Spotlight, Excerpt

-Angels with Attitude-Review of all 3 books, spotlight, excerpt, Tour wide giveaway

April 25th-
- Bex ‘n Books -Review of Awaken

April 26th-
 - Lost in a Sea of Words-Author Interview

- Raven Reviews - Review of Forsaken, Spotlight

-My Pathway to Books- Review of Chosen

April 27th-
- The Reader’s Garden-Author Interview

- Shadow Realm-Review of all 3 books

April 28th-
- Manifestations of my Mind-Review of all 3 books, Excerpt

April 29th-
- As You Wish Reviews-Review of all 3 books, Excerpt

- My Family’s Heart Book Reviews-Review of Chosen, Spotlight, Tour Wide Giveaway

April 30th-
 - The Library at the End of the Universe-Review of all 3 books

- Consuming Worlds- guest post

-Bex ‘n Books -Review of Chosen

May 1st -
- Girls *Heart* Books-Character Interview

- Paperback Princess- Review of all 3 books

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