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[Blog Tour] Descension (Mystic, #1) by B.C. Burgess Review + Giveaway

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Welcome to the blog tour for Descension organized by B.C. Burgess hosted by AToMR Tours! Descension is the first book in Mystic series.

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Descension (Mystic, #1) by B.C. Burgess
Release date: April 4, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: YA

Book links:
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Summary:

Finding out you’re the most powerful witch in the world should make things easy, right? Wrong! Join Layla as she abandons her lonely existence in Oklahoma and embraces a life full of magic, love, heartbreak and danger…

The Angel
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents’ memories, Layla’s enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.

The Guardian
Quin’s natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch–-the mysterious Layla. He’s dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he would lay eyes on her face and aura. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he’s confronted with the challenge of a lifetime–-an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.

The Hunter
Employing fiendish manipulation and manpower, Agro uses the arcane force of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. Nothing pleases him more than latching on to a mystical vein, and never has there been a more enticing source. The divine witch will be his.

Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, Descension is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they’ll find themselves invested in Layla’s fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.

Giveaway: 8 ebook copies of Descension (INT)

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Review:

The cover is great, so witchy. You can feel what it portrays on the cover.

The book started off slow, but I understand the author wanted to show Layla’s background and the heartache that she felt. Layla had no idea she was adopted. Slowly but sure, she found her soul mate. It’s magical how Layla and Quin found love, and their path leads to the new magical world where witches and wizards live together in harmony.
Layla is likeable. She has the qualities of a heroine in a story.

I also love Aedan and Rose’s story. I think the author should write a book about them. I was blown away.

Agro is the lovely villain. In my imagination, he must be dark, mysteriously handsome with piercing eyes.

It’s an emotional journey and I want to visit Oregon someday.

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About the Author

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I’m a small town girl with big dreams and a wild imagination. I’m addicted to coffee and writing. The combination is my idea of heaven. I read every day, if only to my young son, whom I hope to someday inspire with my passion for writing.
I love hearing from my readers, so feel free to contact me through any of the links below.

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[Blog Tour] Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy + Flight Review

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Welcome to the blog tour for Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy organized by AToMR Tours! Focus is the second book in The Crescent Chronicles series. I’m reviewing the first book, Flight.

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Focus (Crescent Chronicles, #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Release date: January 23, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: Mature YA/ New Adult

Book links:
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SummaryFreshman year of college is hard even when you’re not tied to the future king of a supernatural society.

Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she’s in far too deep to turn back.

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Flight (Crescent Chronicles, #1) 
Summary:  Sometimes you just have to take flight.
 
A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.
 
Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

Review

I love the cover. It’s dark, mysterious and sexy in a way. I’ve never been to New Orleans, but in my mind, New Orleans is dark and kinda gothic. Reminds me of Anne Rice’s novels. I pronounce New Orleans as the capital of supernatural setting.

Allie and Levi are meant to be together. I’m not a huge fan of Levi, but then I start to understand and try to cope with his attitudes. His mysterious side is appealing, and I want to know more about him.
Allie is insecure, but I love her guts. She’s mature, willing to take a risk. Allie is likeable, whereas Jess is someone who can raise eyebrows.

Overall, I like the story. It’s unlike any other paranormal romance books. Once you read it, you’d be hunger for more. Can’t wait to read Focus and Found. Oh, one more thing, Flight is not about vampires or werewolves. Not gonna tell you what :))

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About the Author

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Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.
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