Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Die for Me

By Amy Plum

This book is an absolute Must Read! Amy Plum’s style of writing quickly draws readers into the story and makes it difficult to put the book down. She creates an air of mystery around Vincent and his crew and throws in some action at the end.

 Basically, Kate Mercier and her sister come to Paris to live with their grandmother after their parents die in a car accident. Kate can’t seem to get over their deaths, and escapes mostly into books. While reading at a cafĂ© one day, she meets Vincent. After several brief encounters, the two begin to see each other. After seeing one of Vincent’s friends die and running into him a few days later, Kate runs to Vincent’s house only to find him dead. It is then that she learns about revenants and their enemies the Numa.

I loved the original concept with a new species of paranormal creatures. Plum has definitely done the prep work to answer all the questions readers have when introduced to a paranormal creature. She has answered the important questions of “how they are created,” “what special abilities do they have,” “how do they die,” “how come society has never heard of revenants,” and many others. Her thoroughness definitely pays off in the story.

This story touches many different types of genres and readers. There is action, mystery, paranormal (of course), and even a little romance, so I encourage readers to pick this book up. You will not be disappointed.

The sequel, UNTIL I DIE, is already out and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! This book reminds me of Lauren Kate’s FALLEN series only better, so if you enjoyed that, then you will probably enjoy DIE FOR ME.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Oxford Shadows Cover and Trailer Reveal

Book Info

Title: Oxford Shadows (The Oxford Trilogy, # 2)
Author: Marion Croslydon
Expected release date: May 6th, 2013
Age Group/Genre: New Adult Paranormal 
Cover Designer: Phat Puppy Art, Photography by Teresa Yeh 
Book trailer by: Studio22 Production

Book Description

When death is a new beginning and love an old curse.

Still recovering from her last tango with the afterlife, Louisiana-born Madison LeBon struggles not only with her life as an Oxford postgrad but also with her budding love for Rupert Vance, aristocrat extraordinaire. One thing is certain, though: she won’t run away from her powers anymore. From now on she’ll face the music …

 … literally!

When a sixteenth-century ghost makes an appearance during a classical concert Madison attends and threatens her boyfriend’s family, she sets out to explore the dark mysteries of the Tudors, even if that means confronting their most royal and homicidal character.

Her plans take an unexpected turn when her voodoo heritage catches up with her. With horror, she understands what her fate was always meant to be.

The question now is: Can Rupert be part of it?

Check out the Book Trailer:

About author Marion Croslydon

In addition to being an author, I work as an entrepreneur, wife and mother-of-one but spend a good deal of time with books, DVDs and listening to my mp3 player; all for the sake of inspiration, of course.

My debut series, The Oxford Trilogy, has been a blast to write because I can indulge in my favorite types of music: Country and English rock.

My main goal as a writer is to make readers dream bigger and cause their hearts to beat a little faster. Since my writing is all about sharing dreams and stories, I love connecting with fellow readers and authors.

Credit for this post goes to AToMR Tours