Thursday, May 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAYS - RUNES by EDNAH WALTERS - YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE




Today on Novels On The Run I have our tour stop for RUNES by Ednah Walters , my review and  GIVEAWAYS. Check the trailer out too.

WOOT!


Michelle



Runes by Ednah Walters 
Publication date: May 20th 2013 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance 
Firetrail Publishing


Synopsis: 

By: Ednah Walters
Published By: Firetrail Publishing
Released : Available Now
Details: Digital , 245 Pages

RATING : 3.5 TORIN STARS

Blurb: Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life. 







BOOK REVIEW by Michelle: 


This was a great start to Ednah’s new Runes series. 

The first chapter, if I was to be honest, was very much like the first chapter of Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout.... but then, it changed. 

I think this book has the influence of Lux series and The Mortal Instruments. Which is a good thing. 

Eirik is Raine’s childhood friend, they are endeavouring to have a relationship that crosses over from just friends to boyfriend, but the new guy with the Harley across the street who just happens to be living in Eirik’s old home, shows up on her doorstep. 

Raine seems to emotionally bounce between Eirik who she has wanted to like her, more than a friend.... to Torin. She gets her wish with Eirik , but is very unsettled with this wish, having Torin across the street. 

Now I did have a little bit of trouble with that whole wanting Torin, I mean who wouldn’t the guy is absolutely stunning... and Eirik the boyfriend. I felt like Eirik and Cora were going to eventuate. I just got that vibe. There was a lot of lusting after Torin, but Raine has Eirik. But she likes Torin, but she has Eirik. 

I love Eirik, he is a very sweet guy....but then you have Torin. 

YOWZER! 

I loved how Ednah keeps us guessing as to what Torin and co are. I had no idea, until all is revealed. I really enjoyed that aspect. It made the pages turn. 

Ednah throws us off the sniffer trail with who the real villains of the story are, and I really enjoyed that. 

As this is the first book in the series, there is more getting to know characters for the most part of the book and then it takes off with all these things happening, left, right and center. 

I did guess where some things were heading, but what I loved was I didn’t guess the why. 


That I enjoyed very much. 

I thought maybe the story got rushed in certain parts and maybe not enough emphasis on something that I thought was pretty important in Raine’s life. 

I really love hearing a guy have a pet name for the one he likes and I loved hearing Torin call Raine, ‘Freckles.’ It was sweet. 

“If I marked you, Freckles, I’d be under your skin. You wouldn’t think of anything or anyone but me twenty- four-seven.” 



Some great sub characters. Andris was one of those. I was kept guessing if he was somebody I should like or not like. Sometimes I didn’t, sometimes I thought he could be ok, but then....??? 

I will say, Ednah puts some great little twists into her first instalment, and of course, THAT ENDING!!!! 


LOL!! I think a few people will be face planting with that ending J


An enjoyable YA read that left me very intrigued to know more AFTER THAT ENDING!! J

Michelle


KINDLE EDITION



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AUTHOR BIO

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at www.ednahwalters.com or www.ebwalters.com.


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GIVEAWAY TIME


Tour Grand Prize (INTL)

1st prize: 
A choice of signed copy or e-book of Runes and $25 gift card from Amazon

2 prize:
 A choice of signed copy or e-book of Runes and $10 gift card from amazon

8 comments:

  1. Lol your reviews are always so entertaining and full of life, chickie! I've been seeing a lot of good things about this one so far it sounds kind of cool! And that ending--I have heard tons about as well! >.<

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    1. Giselle with a 'G' , yes!! that ENDING!! Hehe I always write how I feel :) Oh yes Torin, I could quite happily have a Torin sandwhich :)

      Mich

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  2. Thanks for this giveaway! I can't wait to read it!

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  3. What a beautiful review. I have read TMI, but not Jenn's Lux series. Now I want to read it. Thanks for participating in the tour. And please don't blame for that ending. Blame the three mean crones.

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    1. Hey Ednah!

      hehe! * wink*

      I sooo wanted to include a quote from Torin at the end...but thought might be spoiling. :)

      Mich

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  4. Never read Ednah books before, so i new for her book. But i like this review. Thanks for sharing and giveaway too :)

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  5. Love endah's book so can't wait to read this one :)

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