Thursday, July 12, 2012

BLOG TOUR # 41 - BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY - LONELY SOULS By KARICE BOLTON - THE WITCH AVENUE SERIES # 1



Today on the blog tour stop I have my review of Lonely Souls and a rafflecopter giveaway.

Enjoy!



I LOVE THIS COVER - STUNNING!!

By: Karice Bolton
Published By: Bulldog Press
Released : Available now
Details : Paperback, 291 Pages

RATING: 4 LOVELY LOGAN STARS!!

Book Blurb : Goodreads

It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.

When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.

With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.




BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

When I first did a cover reveal for this book, I fell in love with the beautiful cover. I loved the scene in the book where the cover came to life for me. I love it when a cover can do that.

Triss has lost her mother, the witch coven have put her to rest, but Triss is not convinced her mother has passed on. She doesn't want to believe her mother is no longer with her. But what happened to her? She just went missing. Something isn’t right. Triss on her 18th birthday is to take part in the ceremony that will bring her into her witch coven. Things don’t go according to plan.

Logan and Triss, aka Beatrice, have a very gentlemanly kind of relationship. Logan speaks to Triss with such respect and I think he is in awe of her.

Logan wants to keep Triss safe until they can work out what to do. Logan is holding some secrets of his own and his skeletons are pretty big in his closet.

I really loved Logan he is written very much a gentleman. He is so patient and into Triss. He just waits for her to be ready for him. They have known each other their whole life, but Logan went away and the letters stopped being written.

I am very interested to know more about Logan as he turned to the dark arts, the black magic for a while and I don’t think we know why?

I really liked the originality of Karice’s , ‘Lonely Souls’ , I would like to understand more, but the whole idea I really liked.

The major villain of this story is still in the wings but I suppose you could say the minions were at work and I enjoyed the wands coming out and some spells being fought.

I liked Logan teaching Triss protection spells and the special gift he gave her. That was a great gift, albeit I would probably personally say no thanks, lol!! But a very handy gift that served a wonderful purpose. That was a very imaginative idea by Karice.

Some little seeds were sown for future instalments that we will have to wait to see grow and a nice twist or two in the plot.

I am looking forward to seeing where Logan and Triss are taken on their journey to........well I can’t tell you that or else it will give a lot of the story away:D

FAVE QUOTE:

“I think I could stay in the rain all day long with you, baby,” he whispered......



Michelle

GIVEAWAY TIME





LONELY SOULS on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13504052-lonely-souls

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Author Bio:

Karice Bolton is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author living in the Pacific Northwest. All three books in The Watchers Trilogy are available now, Awakening, Legions, and Cataclysm. Lonely Souls, which is the first book in her new series Witch Avenue, released June 2012.

Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the cutest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.




4 comments:

  1. Wow this is a very good and successful hop. The necklace is gorgeous too!

    I always love her covers and I have one of her books, I really SHOULD make time for it. I've been psyching myself to go on a YA binge so I can clear some titles off my TBR but I get drawn to the dark stuff. LOL

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    1. The necklace has meaning to the story. I think it is a very good representation of the necklace in the story:D Come on Miss B, you can binge again. I personally flop all over the place with YA and Adult and Indie and Publisher requests . A bit of everything:D

      Mich

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  2. This sounds pretty good and I'm glad you enjoyed it because knowing that would be make consider this book, otherwise the cover might put me off a bit!

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    1. I shall be doing a vlog review and chatting about Karice's books when I read the rest of her Watchers trilogy:D And a bit of a swag giveaway of her goodies. She is a lovely author:D

      Mich

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