Friday, August 30, 2013

Student Bodies Tour



Welcome to my stop on the Student Bodies blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

Student Bodies (Poltergeeks #2)
Release Date: 09/05/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Whoever said being a teenage witch would be easy? For fifteen-year-old Julie Richardson and the city’s resident protector from supernatural evil, the Left Hand Path doesn't give a damn if you've found true love for the first time in your life. There’s someone lurking the halls of Crescent Ridge High School with enough malice to unleash an epidemic of Soul Worms – supernatural larvae that feed on the very fabric of a victim’s humanity.

After witnessing the death of one of the most popular kids at school, Julie and ├╝ber genius boyfriend Marcus are in a race against time to find out who is behind the attacks. All the evidence points to a horrifying plot at the City Weir during the Winter Solstice; the place where icy waters of the Bow River and a thunderous spillway will mean the deaths of more than a hundred of Julie’s classmates.

If she has any hope of saving their lives, she’ll need a little help from a coven of white witches and an Aboriginal mage whose snarky attitude is matched only by her magical prowess.

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About the Author
Sean Cummings is a fantasy author with a penchant for writing quirky, humorous and dark novels featuring characters that are larger than life. His debut was the gritty urban fantasy SHADE FRIGHT published in 2010. He followed up later in the year with the sequel FUNERAL PALLOR. His urban fantasy/superhero thriller UNSEEN WORLD was published in 2011.

2012 saw the publication of Sean’s first urban fantasy for young adults. POLTERGEEKS is a rollicking story about teen witch Julie Richards, her dorky boyfriend and race against time to save her mother’s life. The first sequel, STUDENT BODIES is due for publication in September 2013.
Sean Cummings lives in Saskatoon Canada.

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My Review:
Julie is back again and after witnessing the death of a popular kid at school she knows her job as a shadowcull is only beginning. Someone is unleashing soul worms on the students of Crescent Ridge High School and Julie (with the help of her boyfriend Marcus) needs to find out who is behind the malicious black magic before another student ends up dead. But to do so, she'll need to get help from a coven of witches, and quick.

I was looking forward to reading the sequel to Poltergeeks as soon as I heard Sean Cummings was releasing the second book, and I was not let down. Student Bodies was full of the sassy attitude of Julie and action-packed challenges that kept me wanting to turn the page and not stop reading.

This time around Julie was faced with a whole new series of challenges with her new job of shadowcull and she's in a constant battle of trying to prove that she's capable to her mother and prove that she can be in a relationship with Marcus. This just makes Julie seem like a normal teenage girl, which is what makes her so interesting to read about. All the characters seem to grow with this instalment which is fantastic to see.

The story opens to a thrilling train station scene and it does not slow down. There's plenty of suspense and action, with twists and turns to keep the reader guessing about who's behind the malicious magic. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal and ghost stories, and I'll be keeping my eyes out for more of Julie's stories.

***GIVEAWAY***
STUDENT BODIES GIVEAWAY:

CANADA/US Prize Pack:
1 Signed Copy of STUDENT BODIES
1 Signed Copy of POLTERGEEKS
1 Signed Copy of FUNERAL PALLOR
1 Signed Copy of SHADE FRIGHT
1 Amazon Kindle

UK Prize Pack
1 Signed Copy of STUDENT BODIES
1 Signed Copy of POLTERGEEKS
1 Signed Copy of FUNERAL PALLOR
1 Signed Copy of SHADE FRIGHT
1 Amazon Kindle

Friday, August 23, 2013

Shrouded in Illusion Review Tour




Today I'm proud to be a part of the 'Shrouded in Illusion Review Tour', hosted by Dark World Books. To view other stops on this tour just click on the banner.


Shrouded in Illusion
(Shrouded Series #3)
Someone wants Skye Hunter’s son and they’re willing to kill her or anyone else to get to him. One the run for her life, she is forced to turn to the only person who can help her—a complete stranger with a shared past—David Bishop, a renowned illusionist.
David’s life is also an illusion, built of smoke and little else. He meets Skye, a woman filled with passion and conviction, and the pain he sees in her eyes is a mirror to his own soul. But when he realizes she has the same strange, telekinetic phenomenon inside her body that he does, he is forced to question his life, his childhood and the father who raised him. Can these two lost souls uncover the mystery behind their powers and save Skye’s son and themselves in the process?
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My Review
Skye and her son, Tyler are on the run from dangerous people who will do anything to get to Tyler and Skye will do anything to keep Tyler safe. Taking refuge in Las Vegas, she turns to an illusionist named David Bishop for help. From the moment they meet David feels drawn to Skye, and it's not just because they both possess the same ability - the ability to move objects with their minds - but David doesn't know why. Neither can deny that they have a strong connection and Skye hopes with David's help she'll be able to protect Tyler no matter what it takes.

H.D. Thomson has created a fast-paced and suspenseful story that kept me reading from beginning to end, wanting to know what was going to happen next. Skye is a strong and powerful woman who is very protective of her child and would do anything to ensure his safety. She has been through a lot in her life and all of her trials and emotions can be seen throughout the whole novel. David, on the other hand, is a little hard to warm up to. At times he could appear like a real jerk, but that doesn't mean that there weren't some electrifying scenes between Skye and David such as their first meeting at the roulette wheel.

Overall, this was a thrilling read with plenty of mystery and intrigue and I recommend Shrouded in Illusion to anyone who loves a paranormal thriller and mystery.

About the Author

H. D. Thomson



H.D. Thomson moved from Ontario, Canada as a teenager to the heat of Arizona where she graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting. After working in the corporate world as an accountant, H.D. changed her focus to one of her passions-books. She owned and operated an online bookstore for several years and then started Bella Media Management. The company specializes in web sites, video trailers, ebook conversion and promotional resources for authors and small businesses. When she is not heading her company, she is following her first love-writing.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I'm Back :D YAY!!!

Okay, a lot has been happening around here lately and I've had to take a little bit of time away from blogging (even writing, which I really need to get back to). Due to some health issues I wasn't able to keep up with my real life commitments so I took a step back and a real breather, but now I can smile and say that I'm back :D

I'll be blogging at a more regular routine and you'll be seeing me around the blogosphere more. I can't wait to get back into the full swing of things :D

So, what have you all been up to while I've been away?
 
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