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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Destiny Gift Tour! A Review & Giveaway of Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert

Destiny Gift (Everlast #1) by Juliana Haygert
Genre: New Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Publication Date: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Self

Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

Destiny Gift is the first book in the Everlast Series by Juliana Haygert. This book offered a variety of components that would make it appealing to a wide audience of readers. For the mythology lovers, you have gods that are similar to the Greek gods, but they are not quite the same. Plus, there are less of them. Although, they can be equally troublesome. For the romance lovers, you have two lead male love interests that are both equally swoon worthy for totally different reasons. Dystopian fans, will love the dark future New York setting. If all that wasn't enough, add in mysterious visions, giant killer bats, surprising twists and turns, a touch of humor, and you have a literary adventure just begging you to read it. Everything in this book has a reason and/or cause, like the darkness and the visions, and it all pieces together as the story progresses. This is one of those stories that builds upon itself. Destiny Gift was intricately thought out and well planned. I thoroughly enjoyed learning the secrets within this world page by page. I can't wait to find out what happens next!

The ARC of Destiny Gift Juliana Haygert was provided to me by the Xpresso Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

A harsh jerk of my shoulders pulled me out of the vision. I blinked several times before being able to discern Micah’s face close to mine, his deep black eyes holding a hint of worry. Beside him stood Victor with the same worry spread over his features. He awkwardly held a towel around my naked, dripping-wet body.
My mind worked to figure out what had happened. It had been late night when we’d stopped
in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to eat something and to sleep. We’d found a motel and, though I protested, we stayed in one room again. As Micah had said, it was safer to stay together in case something happened.
The last thing I remembered before being in the dungeon was taking a hot and relaxing
shower. That must have been when the vision had come to me.
Super self-conscious of my unclothed state, I flushed as I pulled Micah’s hand away and
tightened the towel around myself.
“What are you doing in here?” I snapped, crossing my arms over my chest as if my folded
arms would help hide my body.
“You were screaming like a mad chicken,” Micah said.
“We called to you, but you didn’t answer,” Victor added, avoiding my gaze.
“So we forced our way in.” Micah pointed to the door behind them where I saw the broken
I stepped out of the tub, found a robe hanging beside the sink, and put it on over the now
soaked towel.
“I must say though,” he said, staring at me with his sly smile, “you would look good in a
bikini. Much better than many famous singers.”
I rolled my eyes, the heat growing intense in my cheeks.
Finally looking at me, Victor asked, “What happened?” His soft tone sent a shiver through
My first instinct was to glance at my wrists, to see if they were all right.
“It was a vision, wasn’t it?” Micah asked, examining my eyes.
“Yes,” I muttered, a knot in my throat. I was about to fall, but the guys held my arms and
pulled me into the bedroom, helping me sit down on the bed.
Seated beside me, Victor held my arms to stop them from shaking. “What did you see?”
“I have a better idea,” Micah said, sitting on the other bed, facing us. “Why don’t you tell us
about all your visions? I don’t know what you usually see.”
I closed my eyes and shook my head. I wanted to tell them about my visions, but I wasn’t
sure I felt comfortable sharing them. Besides, they added to my fears of insanity and the
confusion inside my head.
“Please,” Victor asked. His eyes were gentle. “You said that after meeting me, you had other
visions you don’t understand. Tell us.”
How could I deny him? After a deep breath, I related my past visions, all of them.
“It was horrible,” I said, stifling a sob. “I felt it all.”

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New Adult author and contributor at NA Alley blog.
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

To learn more about Juliana Haygert and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. Hey what's better than 1 swoon worthy love interest? 2 of them! >.< Glad you enjoyed it, doll!

    1. Right?! You can't get any better than that. lol :) Have a great day over there Giselle!


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