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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Frost Fire Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Frost Fire  (Tortured Elements, #1)
Publication date: November 20th, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
“Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most. 

She’s a Mage. 

Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind. 

While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt.  


Olivia Rivers
Olivia Rivers is a high school student, a literary agent intern, and an obsessive-compulsive reader. She has a slight obsession with Kootenai County in Idaho, and she’s pretty sure life will always be awesome as long as Irish accents exist. She lives with dysautonomia, a chronic medical condition affecting her nervous system. Portions of proceeds from her “Tortured Elements” series go toward supporting youth with dysautonomia.

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My 2 cents
My Rating: 4 stars

I loved this book!  The story itself was very different and unusual.  The characters were amazing, and I especially LOVED Drake!  (swoon!)  I really felt all the emotions while reading, especially the romance between Allai and Drake.  

The backstory of the novel is that Drake tried to kill Allai in her bedroom about 2 years ago.  He failed, and ever since Allai has had nightmares about it.  But she also has a memory of him from when she was little, a memory where he tells her he will never let anyone hurt her.  This is the only memory Allai has from when she was little.  When she was 8 or 9, she was found on Sentinel property, abandoned  and bruised.  The head of the Sentinels adopts her, as she is part demon, but mostly human.

Back to present day.  An evil demon attacks Allai while she's on a run, and Drake saves her life, but is then captured.  Allai is, understandably, very confused with this turn of events.  Is Drake really an evil killer?

So much happens in this story.  There is lots of action, drama, and even some romance to even it all out.  I loved the descriptions in the story, especially about the demons.  They have razor sharp wings that sound like wind chimes when they prepare to fight.  It was a totally new concept on a demon, and really cool to read about!  And like I mentioned before, the emotions were so real, and very intense.  

Let's talk about Drake...oh, goddess!  I totally fell in love with him, and his cursed life.  I really just wanted to hug him all throughout the story.  He is one of the most cursed characters I have ever read, and its amazing what he does with it!  He doesn't like contact, even just a pat--he equates touch with pain.  He's a mastermind at changing subjects, and has a very sarcastic humor.  He really is one hot bad boy!

The ending completely surprised me.  There are a few twists, and I really didn't see any of them coming.  Things wrap up nicely for the story, but there is still a lot to learn about the series.  I can't wait to find out more about Luke, Drake, and Allai!  

And, now, for the giveaway!  The publisher has granted me permission to give a ecopy of Frost Fire!  Just enter on the Rafflecopter below, and Good Luck!

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1 comment:

  1. Frost Fire sounds really good. I am sure my daughter and I are going to enjoy it. I am putting it on my To Buy List.
    Kudos to you Olivia for giving part of your proceeds to charity.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com


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