Today on Novels On The Run's tour stop, I have my book review for Awakening , book 1 in the trilogy and an excerpt from Cataclysm , book 3 plus giveaways.
Published By: Purely Persistent
Released : Available Now
Details: Digital, 123Pages = 320 Paperback Pages
RATING : 4 ATHEN STARS!!
Book Blurb: Taken From Goodreads
Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she's just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.
Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana's world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she's been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.
It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds.
Book 2 of The Watchers Trilogy, Legions, is due out December 1st, 2011
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :
I did not know anything about Awakening before I read it. I now know it is a story about Arie, Cyril, Athen and Ana, white demons, the children of Fallen Angels. It is a story of good demons vs bad demons, in the name of keeping humanity from making bad choices.
I loved the setting, the snow town of Whistler. We start this story with Ana , who works at the Grizzly Bear Lodge as a server. The beautiful couple Arie and Cyril are sitting in her area, an instant feeling hits her upon looking at them , she is not sure what she is feeling.
Enter Athen, The Gorgeous , the brother of Arie, and this story takes off with the title of this book being, ‘Awakening’. Ana is going through an Awakening.
I loved Arie and Cyril, they are so loving, and Athen is so patient . I appreciated Karice giving Ana information at a pace that the reader could handle too. There is quite a depth to Ana and Athen’s life.
In saying that, sometimes I felt too much time may have been spent with the more mundane things in their lives. Shopping , eating out....I get that the baddies would surface and we would learn about ‘posers’ and the lesser minion baddies, but sometimes I thought the story could have been speeded up. I felt that Cyril and Athen handled things too easily sometimes, I would have liked a bit more action .
I loved how caring and protective Arie, Cyril and Athen are with Ana. This is a great group of characters. As the reader you really feel the love Athen has for Ana.
There is a mystery involving missing hikers and a snowboarder that weaves itself in the background of Ana’s awakening.
I am interested to meet head baddies Azazel and Asmodeus and ‘Serpent Eyes’ more, hopefully in ‘Legions’. The title of book 2, has meaning in this book.
A nice couple twists are thrown into the storyline that I didn’t see coming, which is always nice and an ending that will have you grabbing for ‘Legions’.
Matilda is a cutey and a faithful friend. I enjoyed ‘Awakening’ and look forward to reading more about this ‘family’ of white demons. I liked the whole concept of the white demon, I thought it was very clever and original.
I would love to read these in paperback , the covers are gorgeous, as I found the digital format on my ereader a tad annoying to read as I had to zoom in to maximum and I was forever scrolling the page.
Excerpt - Cataclysm
Athen and Cyril were in similar circumstances elsewhere in the city. They were recording more events to share with everyone so that we could prepare for our fight better. I had to remind myself that this was for the greater good.
It truly tore at my soul knowing that these less than brilliant humans were about to turn over every precious fiber of their mortality to the dark side. They had no idea. Maybe it was better that way, for their sake.
Arie leaned against the wall next to me. She wore a pair of black leggings and a stylish oversized black shirt with her favorite pair of red stilettos, whereas I only managed to throw on the outfit from the girl who I had the shapeshifting accident on. Her clothes were the closest items in my closet that seemed fitting for tonight’s escapades.
“Do you think he will show tonight?” I channeled to Arie.
“Only if we’re lucky,” she replied sarcastically.
I suddenly felt as if my worlds were colliding. I didn’t want to be a witness to this type of mortal depravity, but I needed to see it to understand how to win the battles that lay before us. I was so torn inside. It was like a bad accident that we all tell ourselves not to look at, and yet, we bought front-row seats. I only hoped none of the evil would penetrate me.
The music turned to silence. The heavy beats and faulty euphoria were immediately emptied out of the room. The worry began spreading that these humans might figure us out.
“Are we gonna be found out?” I asked Arie through our wavelength.
“No, not to worry. They are all far too focused on what is about to take place.”
The humans were coming from everywhere like a rodent infestation. They were scattering through the hallways and corridors we passed through to get to this room. They all began huddling around the sacrificial being they didn’t seem to think twice about. Maybe since they weren’t killing her in the normal sense, it made it no big deal to them. My stomach began stirring a viscous nausea at the thought of witnessing this event.
The chanting began as the unassuming lamb began squirming on the cold surface slowly, realizing what everything meant. Her consciousness only returned to a state just enough below sanity, to not fully recognize what was about to occur. The beings clamoring for a chance to be the next victim became overwhelming.
The chanting quieted as a darkness spilled over the room, and all the candles were extinguished, and the air was sucked out of the pseudo dungeon.
Not expecting this, I looked over at Arie for some sort of guidance. Rather than her calm eyes, I saw a fear like never before. We were in over our heads, and there was no escape.
“What… do we…,” I uttered.
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