Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Join my Street Team

Do you like free stuff? Then you might like being a part of my street team. Join for free, and participate as much or as little as you want. Help me promote my books and get free stuff like books and swag in return.

What You'll Get:

Members of my street team will have access to...
  • Free Books (Mine, and those of other authors)
  • ARC copies for review
  • Swag like bookmarks and stickers
  • Exclusive content related to my books
  • Amazon gift cards

What You Have to Do:

Helping me promote my work is easy. I'll e-mail you when I have a promotion coming up, and you can help by...
  • Tweeting about my promotion
  • Sharing my content on Facebook
  • Handing out swag like stickers and bookmarks
  • Hosting a giveaway
  • Posting content on your blog like cover reveals, interviews, ect...

And, if you're ever unable to help, or choose not to promote a particular project for me, you don't have to do anything. The more you participate the more prizes you have access to.

Join my team today and receive a free kindle copy of one of my books, your choice. All members will receive an e-mail within a few days of applying asking which book they would like.

 

What Will Your Street Team be Promoting Next?

Within the following months my street team members will have access to ARC copies of my next book Unearthed After Sunset, a NA Vampire Suspense novel. They will have the opportunity to be a part of my cover reveal, blog tour, and release party this fall.
 
 




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Review for Act of Defiance by Adrianne Brooks

4 Stars. Dark and Fascinating. I found this book well written and filled with beautiful imagery. It was darker than most YA I’ve read, but in a way that fit the story. It has some truly dark dystopian elements that wouldn’t have worked if they’d been taken more lightheartedly, so I appreciated the author taking the story to the places it needed to go. Parts were honestly scary, but each scene had a purpose.

This book has a really interesting religious element. It takes place in a dystopian world where demons have taken over the earth and the surviving humans all worship Satan. So much time has passed that living under the satanic church’s rule is all they’ve ever known. It took a little time to completely understand why the world was the way it was, but the pieces came together at a nice pace. It was interesting hearing the biblical stories I knew well from a demon’s perspective, and it was all written in a way that made it easy to understand why the people lived the way they did.

As for the main character I didn’t like Defiance’s name it just felt a little too obvious, especially when I loved the names of the other characters. It felt like the author put some thought into naming her characters and the places they visited. I did, however, like Defiance’s character. She’s trying to make her way in a world that doesn’t offer her many choices. She’s a little rebellious, but she has a big heart. I enjoyed watching her character develop and seeing her start to question all of the things she’d been taught growing up.

I also really liked Uriel and the comradery between him and Defiance, however I didn’t quite feel the chemistry between them. Near the end of the book, when they start to get to know one another better they felt closer, but for most the book it felt like they had more of a mentor/mentee type relationship. During the moments when they’re put in more romantic situations it just didn’t quite feel right to me, and considering Uriel is an archangel there was something that felt off about him kissing Defiance, especially when she still openly worshiped Satan. I hope with the second book that their relationship will develop more.

My main complaint with this book, and why it lost a star for me, was that it felt short, and ended in a spot that made it feel incomplete. The beginning was great and there was plenty of mystery to fuel the story and keep the plot moving forward, however it didn’t end with the main character meeting any of her goals. Defiance and Uriel survive a fight, but they had set out to find the graves of the “Four Saints” and they don’t make it there. Knowing this is a series, obviously the overall plot isn’t going to be resolved, but it felt too much like the story just cut off.