Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Eternal Hope Scavenger Hunt & Review

Welcome to my blog today for the Eternal Hope Scavenger Hunt. I'd also like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Frankie Rose!!! Please leave her well wishes in the comments section :-)

Young Adult Paranormal Romance
The Hope Series, Book Two

He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me

When your friends go missing and you don’t know if they’re dead or alive; when you tie your soul to the one you love; when you kill to protect and your family suffers, there’s only one thing you can do:

Move to Montana.

Farley Hope is special. She was prophesied to kill the forebears of her bloodline- a race of cold-blooded Reavers, men who steal the souls of the living to gain power. The Quorum had counted on Farley ending her own life in the process, but when Kayden came to her aid and helped save both her and Daniel, he undid their plans. Now the Quorum are displeased, not only with Kayden, but with Farley and Daniel too. Though her father is now dead, Farley’s troubles with the Reavers are far from over. An ancient Immortal, trapped for a thousand years, wants Farley for himself, and he will stop at nothing to claim her.

With secrets that lead to anger and pain, that turn friendship to dust, the group must overcome the problems within their own circle before they have a hope of fighting off the powers that threaten their lives.

Source: Received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review.

My Review
 ***Do not read this review if you have not read Sovereign Hope(book 1.) It may contain spoilers***

OH MY GOODNESS, YOU GUYS!!!!!! Let me start off by giving you a run down on my feelings of this series. The first book, Sovereign Hope, was enjoyable. I liked the new twist that the author gives on immortals. It was a fresh look on something that has been done a lot. My only complaint about the first book was there wasn't enough romance for my taste. Well, ladies and gents, my prayers have been answered. I LOVED THIS BOOK! There's a lot more romance in this book...I mean A LOT MORE!! Come to momma! I love when there is a good balance of paranormal as well as romance. I can't contain my excitement! I wish I could make everyone read these right now.

In the second installment, Farley leaves with Daniel to Montana. She is no longer safe in her home with the Immundus still after her. Her relationship with Daniel is closer than it was in the first book. He almost seems like a new man. And boy does he get protective over sexy. Farley has another one of her visions and comes face to face with an old immortal, one that has been locked away for centuries. His name is Simeon, the immortal that created the first whyte. He thinks that Farley may be the vessel that he needs to bring back his dead wife's soul. Not everything is as it seems in book two. There are a lot of plot twists that I didn't see coming. There's also a little sliver of a love triangle. Not an annoying one, I actually found it quite funny. Maybe because I have a sick sense of humor sometimes :-)

I kinda have the hots for Kayden, too. I hope I get to read more about him in the next book. I really liked Farley in this book. She is a lot like myself, stubborn and doesn't listen. LOL She kicks ass a few times. I'm looking forward to what she will do in the next one.

After reading this book, I realized that I have a huge girl crush on Frankie Rose. I want to hug and kiss her because I loved it so much. Plus she's totally hot and has that awesome accent!! And I say this in a total non-homosexual way. She rocked my world. Now I'm going to have to be on the look-out for the next book. Did I mention that I love the trailer for Sovereign Hope? It was awesome!! You should check it out.

     Farley felt her face redden, which was _________ inappropriate. Daniel and Kayden were _______ she was watching, and for once their sparring lacked the flashy showmanship they usually employed to _______ her. For the two of them, nothing _______ beyond the dimly lit parameters of the hangar. Beyond the lunge, beyond the parry, beyond the block.

     This was how it would really go down, if they ever meant to do serious harm to one _______. Movements fluid and graceful, there was _________ primal about their circling. Quick _______ of calculating eyes, green and blue, preempting the other’s next move. Kayden’s hair was darkened with sweat, but both their chests rose and fell with __________ regularity. In and out. Slow and steady. The stern, focused expressions on their faces said ____ were in total control.

     Farley let the darkness wash over her and kept her presence hidden. The confrontation was too ___________ to interrupt. Bare chests, muscled and tanned; silver flashes of metal as their blades sang through the air. Even Cliff would have been impressed. Farley bit her ______ lip as Kayden darted _______ in a sure leap, thrusting out with deadly precision towards Daniel’s throat.

     The ______ would have been a killing blow. Would have been, if it had even ______. Daniel sprang back and duck-rolled over the dusty floor, crouching into a defensive pose. With his knife ________, his eyes lifted to fix on Kayden, but they _____ quite made it.

     Farley’s heart leapt to her throat. Those eyes, piercing and sharp, fixed on her _______. She swallowed and braced against the wall behind her, trying to camouflage with the _______. Kayden shifted forward, ready to take _________ of Daniel’s distracted position, but the dark- haired boy simply lifted his hand. A wordless gesture: ____.

     Kayden stopped.

     Robotically, Daniel rose, his _____ suddenly vanished, and dropped the knife into the dirt. Kayden’s apparent confusion only lasted a second; the moment he ________ it - that she was there - was _______. One second he was ________ Daniel’s creased brow, the next he had spun around impossibly quickly and was staring, too. Blue and Green. Farley felt her throat closing up. She opened her mouth to speak, but nothing came out.

     Daniel brushed a hand back through his slightly curling hair, his face trained into a nothing __________. There was ______ he could do to hide the war in his eyes, ______. “So you’re back.”

     Silence flooded the hangar. Farley took a moment to _______, pretending not to ______
Kayden’s fist clenching repeatedly ______ the handle of his knife.

     “Yes,” she whispered, her voice _______. “I guess I am.”

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About the Author

As a child, I was always accused of being bookish because I wore glasses- big, horrible, ugly ones with too-thick lenses. Those kids, the super smart ones who always know which tender insecurities to poke at in order to provokelife-long complexes, used to accuse me of reading too many books and that my eyes were going to rot out of my head (their words, not mine!)

The truth of the matter was a little more embarrassing: I used to sit too close to the T.V. That was the reason why I had to wear glasses, but kids don’t really care about small, insignificant details like the truth, and so I was labelled a nerd. The label kinda stuck, and after some sage advice from my awesome nana (nana, you rock!) I decided that if I was going to be abused for my supposed literary obsession, I might as well develop one.

I guess that’s how I got into books and reading at an early age. Since then, I’ve been ripping through books like they’re going out of fashion, which, thankfully, they’re not. Good thing, too, because I’m a writer now, and books are my business!

Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on my journey- look for your names in the acknowledgements! And a big thank you to you, the reader. I hope you’ve fallen in love with Farley and Daniel just like I have, and that you’ll join them in the next book, Eternal Hope!