Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blog Tour!! Part 2: A Review of Final Stand by Rose Garcia




Final Stand (The Transhuman Chronicles #2) by Rose Garcia
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: March 24, 2014
Publisher: FML Books

Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who's hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can't protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion's voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor.

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent because of her emotional pull toward Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good.


Final Stand is the second book in the Transhuman Chronicles by Rose Garcia. Everything I wanted to know in the first book, I found out in this one. I was pretty excited about that, plus the action just kept happening. Final Stand kept my attention completely with so many twists and changes... I couldn't read fast enough. Dominique doesn't know who to trust, and I didn't either. I kept trying to guess, but I was wrong each time. I'm not sure about the romance. Dominique seems to decide on a guy, but she still seems indifferent to me, so I'm not sure about the romance yet. I'm not feeling the sparks. I kind of think maybe we're not supposed to just yet. We'll see. When I saw the title for this book, I thought the story would end with this book, but this ending leads me to believe it's not over yet. There is so much more waiting to happen, and I'm excited for more!

Final Stand by Rose Garcia was kindly provided to me by Good Choice Reading Blog Tours for review. The opinions are my own.



Dominique, can you hear me?

My body slept. Yet the voice calling out to me rang so clear in my head I could’ve sworn I was awake. A dream, it had to be a dream.

“Dominique, I’m here,” the hoarse voice said again, this time urgent and prodding.

My heavy eyelids refused to open, as if weighted down by bricks and glued shut. Even the muscles in my body ignored my commands to move, get up, and find the voice calling me.

You know who I am,” the scratchy voice said again, louder this time.

My sleeping body tensed from a zap of fear. Yes, I knew. The voice belonged to Tavion.

I’d recognize it anywhere. And it came from within me.

An army of goose bumps dashed across my body. Wake up, I screamed to myself. Now!

Waking won’t help you, Marked One.”


author
Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who’s always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she’s been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles—a series of book about people who have overcome human limitations. Rose lives in Houston, Texas with her awesome husband and two amazing kids.

To learn more about Rose Garcia and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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Blog Tour!! Part 1: A Review of Final Life by Rose Garcia




Final Life (The Transhuman Chronicles #1) by Rose Garcia
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: January 8, 2014
Publisher: FML Books

For Dominique Wells, nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. Angry and feeling alone, she thinks things can't get any worse until her new neighbor pressures her into playing a psychic card game. When she touches the cards, she has a vision of a red desert where an evil presence hints at past lives and threatens to kill her. 

Dominique tries to forget the experience, but the vision follows her, intensifying with each repetition. Plagued by fear and foreboding, she’s determined to figure out what’s happening to her. But she gets distracted when her parents invite a mysterious and gorgeous new student to stay with them and the hot guy from school starts pursuing her. If Dominique is to have a future with either one, she must solve the mystery of her past and put an end to the evil that's hunting her. If she doesn't, she'll be dead. For real.


Final Life is the first book in the Transhuman Chronicles by Rose Garcia. I felt a lot like Dominique through most of the story. She didn't know why she was being hunted by Tavion. Neither did I. She didn't know why she'd failed to beat him in the previous 8 lives, and I never figured that part out either. What was Tavion getting out of it all? Dominique didn't know, and he never told her when she asked. She has no powers that are known yet, so what makes her special? Why is she The Marked One? Everyone around Dominique has information except her. As a reader, I felt like I was let in on very little of this information. This was frustrating. I wanted to know more about what she was supposed to be fighting for.

There may be a love triangle building, although I'm already partial to Farrell. I wish Dominique wouldn't have pulled away from him so much. It seemed to me like she wasn't giving him a chance. Trent seems okay too, but something doesn't feel right about him. I don't think he's bad or anything or maybe he is. I don't know. I'm just not totally sold on him yet.

Final Life by Rose Garcia was kindly provided to me by Good Choice Reading Blog Tours for review. The opinions are my own.


author
Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who’s always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she’s been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles—a series of book about people who have overcome human limitations. Rose lives in Houston, Texas with her awesome husband and two amazing kids.

To learn more about Rose Garcia and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

PLEASE READ THE TERMS & CONDITIONS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RAFFLECOPTER. ALL INTERNATIONAL READERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY WIN AN eBOOK copy of Final Life and/or a $25 Amazon/B&N Gift Card.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tour! A Review of Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa




Getting by (A Knight's Tale #1) by Claudia Y. Burgoa
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: February 18, 2014
Publisher: Literally Alpaca Illustrations, LLC

When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.


Getting by is the first book in the A Knight's Tale series by Claudia Y. Bugoa. This was a cute romance about to people with heaps of baggage trying to find their way. Like Jake, I was confused as to why Emma broke up with him too, but it comes out as the story progresses. It was pretty clear how much Emma and Jake cared for each other from fairly early on, but they let their pasts and stubbornness get in the way instead of really talking it out. Even after I finished reading it, I still feel like they needed to have more conversations on a deeper level. I'm not sure that everything has been resolved yet, but this is a series, so, there's more to come. At times, I had a hard time knowing who was talking when there were multiple people on the scene. Through process of elimination, I could usually figure it out, but sometimes it took a minute. I love the Knight family! I don't have siblings, but I would love to have brothers like them! I love the closeness they have and how they tease and taunt each other. It's adorable. Their interactions were my favorite parts of this book.

Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa was kindly provided to me by Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

author
Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.

To learn more about Claudia Y. Burgoa and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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