Friday, 10 February 2012

SURVIVAL & RESURRECTION BLOG TOUR










One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

"Hello."
"Boss, is that you?"
"Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?"
"Er... right. Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate."
"Why ever would I want to do that?"
"Because I quit you idiot!"

A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.

"Hi yummy hubby, can you pick me up at Starbucks?"
"Sure... Having some car trouble?"
"Not at all. I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job."
"WHAT?!"
"It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist."

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks. Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love. Survival is her first book in the series and her second, Resurrection will be released in January.
If you're wondering, it didn't happen EXACTLY that way, but....

Summary:


Survival (Book 1 of the Guardians of Vesturon), a YA paranormal romance


"Maybe I was caught between the two worlds. I was having serious trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality."


While on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, nineteen-year-old Maddie Pearce finds her world has been thrown into a vortex and is madly spinning toward the impossible. Abducted by a mad psychopath, Maddie narrowly escapes with her life. But that is only the beginning. Her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a world that Maddie has difficulty accepting as reality. Will this strikingly gorgeous stranger be the key to her future or will she return to her mundane world, scarred from her experience? Follow Maddie as she is forced to make difficult decisions that carry her to mysterious places.

MY REVIEW:

Survival, a YA Paranormal Romance (The Guardians of Vesturon Series, Book #1)

By A.M. Hargrove

Survival like the title says is a YA paranormal romance novel, A.M.Hargrove has excellent writing skills this book is well written, the descriptions were good and not overly done, the character development was well thought out and it helped us know a bit about each person we encounter in the story.  I was quite surprised on how much I was enjoying this book; it held my interest so much that I couldn’t stop reading and I ending up reading the whole book in one sitting.   I really liked the fact that this book was a bit different from the other paranormal books I’ve read lately, instead of vampires or werewolf’s we were reading about beings from another world.  Even though these beings are from another planet and more advance then us humans they are still very human like so it wasn’t as far fetch as you would think.   There are some sad parts where I had to find my Kleenex and wipe my tears and then there were parts that I laughed out loud, I like when an author can make you feel actual emotions.

A brief overview of this story without giving too much away, I would say this is a story of a young woman who has had to deal with an enormous amount of loss in her life.  She is a strong, independent and a heroic character, I love reading about strong independent women.  She works through some of her losses and survives and heads to college.  She ends up making a few good friends and her life seems to be going well.  On a hiking trip during the holidays she ends up getting captured by a very evil man who likes to hunt and kill the women he has taken.  Being the survivor she is she plans her escape.  Barely surviving this horrific experience she is rescued by a tall handsome mysterious man who helps her recover from her injuries and they both end up feeling a strong connection to each other.  Knowing that this cannot happen as they are both from different worlds he walks away.  Soon he realizes his mistake and he goes back to find her, she is in the same situation as him she hasn’t been able to forgot him either.   But is it possible for the two of them to be together, can she leave the only man she has ever felt safe with?   Will the mad man find her again?   Will she survive this time?   These are all questions you have to go find out by reading this book.

I would recommend this book to any of my friends who enjoy the paranormal romance books.

To Download Survival To Download Survival Free

To Purchase Ressurrection on Amazon

  • February 1 - Jaime Morris - Blurb Click here to read the blurb.


  • February 3 - Tess Watson - Survival Review Click here to read the Survival review.

  • February 6 - Ning - Survival Review Click here to read the Survival review.


  • February 8 - Tess Watson - Interview Click here to read the character interview.


  • February 10 - Tana - Survival Review


  • February 13 - Mouji - Survival Review


  • February 22 - Ning - Interview


  • February 24 - Tess Watson - Resurrection Review


  • February 27 - Nicole Rodriguez - Survival Review

    This time we will only be holding one big giveaway. The giveaway will begin on February 1st and end on February 29. There will be a grand prize(e-book copy of Resurrection and a $10 Amazon giftcard), and two e-book copies of Resurrection(#2 in the series) will be given away, too. You can find Book #1: Survival, for free here. The Rafflecopter form will be found on the member's post, and down below(links will guide you to where you need to comment to gain an entry).







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