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Monday, January 20, 2014

Tour!! A Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway of Lunangelique by Kristin R. Campbell

Lunangelique (Lunangelique #1) by Kristin R. Campbell 
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: June 20, 2012
Publisher: Self

For Alexis and Alex life has been great. They have loving parents, great friends and live a life every teenager dreams. However, they are adopted and Alexis struggles with wanting to know who their real parents are and not wanting to hurt her adopted parents. Then, a stunning guy moves across the street from them. One who has a secret past and seems to know things about Alexis. One who does mysterious things and leads her to other mysterious persons. One who pushes her to discover her extraordinary birth family and the truth between mythology and religion.

Lunangelique is the first book in the Lunangelique series by Kristin R. Campbell. This book was very intriguing. I am really kicking myself for not signing up to review all three books in this series for this tour now. I feel invested in these characters. Lexi and Alex are twins who are just finding out a world of information about themselves. Literally. Cole and Ollie are pretty interesting. I think we have a lot to learn about both of them still. I like how Cole and Lexi's relationship progressed. It's not a love triangle for now, and I really hope it stays that way. Although, I have a sneaking suspicion it won't. There's even the possibility for a love square. We'll see. I thought Lunangelique combined angels with mythology beautifully. The two go hand in hand well. You are given Lexi's point of view, but at the end you get a few scenes from the book re-told in Cole's point of view. This gave me some great insight into him as a character, as well as seeing the other sides to another character or two too. This book kept my attention and kept me wanting more. I really enjoyed Lunangelique, and I feel like we're just getting our feet wet with this series. I'm pretty excited about it, and I'm looking forward to reading the next books too.

Lunangelique by Kristin R. Campbell was provided to me by Reading Addiction Blog Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

He laughs at me like I have said the funniest joke in the world. I keep my face neutral, not wanting to show any emotions while he finally collects himself. “You are amusing. Aren’t you afraid? Why do you not fear me? Do you know what I have done to Kakabel? What I intend to do to you?”

I shrug my shoulders, wanting to appear as calm as possible. “I won’t be scared if I tell myself there is nothing to fear. You cannot hurt me because I will tell myself not to feel pain. I don’t know what you did to my art professor so I won’t know what you will do to me.” I play him with words because I know he won’t understand.

“Where are your wings?” he demands, angry now because I’m not giving anything away.

“What this?” I nod my chin to the necklace around my neck. He comes forward and yanks it off my neck. “Hey, I like that,” I whine like a spoiled child.

“Malachi,” he calls towards the other room. In a few seconds, Malachi is by his side. He takes Cole’s wings that Cerviel hands him and studies it before laughing. “I thought you would like that.” Malachi throws it on the floor and stomps on it. “Go back to Samson,” Cerviel orders him. Malachi is gone in the blink of an eye, leaving me alone with Cerviel again.

“That’s my necklace.” I pout. “There’s no reason to treat it that way.”

“It will hurt your lover,” he informs me with a malicious smile. “If you will not cooperate, then we will torture him.”

“How?” I challenge him.

“His wings,” he indicates to the necklace lying on the floor, “contains a link to him. They’re still connected even though they’re not attached. If you hurt one, then you hurt the other.”

“You’re insane.” I act like his notions are ridiculous.

“Want to test it out?” he picks it up and places his hands on either end like he’s about to twist it or break it in two.

“No!” I scream, terrified that what he says is true.

Games up. I lost this match. Sugar snaps!

“What are you?” he asks again patiently. He takes a chair and places it in front of me. Then, he sits down, folding his legs and hands as they rest on his leg. He’s acting like this is a normal conversation over tea with a friend.

“Can I have some water, please?” I’m trying to buy some time to get away.

“After you answer my questions,” he answers.

“Are you going to let me go after I do?”

“It depends on if I like your answers.” He smiles sweetly at me. “What are you?”

“A girl who is starting to get pissed off that you keep asking me that, like I’m a freaking alien or something!” I scream it at him. I close my eyes and take a deep breath to calm down when I feel a slap across my face. My eyes dart open and I glare at him angrily. I taste blood on

the side of my mouth. He stares at the wound and I see a light bulb go off in his eyes. He grins wickedly at me and then produces a switch blade from his pocket.

“Let’s see how much of a pissed off girl you really can be,” he mocks me and then plunges the knife into my hand, impaling it into the arm of the chair I was gripping. My eyes bulge open in shock and horror and I want to scream, but I tell my nerves not to feel anything and my hand goes dead of feeling. I’m so glad right now that I’m a freak.

He watches my expression change with amusement and then looks lethal again when I don’t scream out. I drum the fingers of my other hand on the arm of the chair. Acting like I’m bored with this act.

“Where are your wings?” Cerviel demands of me.

“I don’t have any wings you freakin’ lunatic. I’m just a girl.” I start laughing because my hand not responding to being impaled is a pretty sure sign that I am not human. I feel psychotic in the moment. I think shock is setting in and I cannot control it. I just continue to laugh at him.

His face breaks out in uncontrolled angry grimace and then he pulls the knife out of my hand and plunges it into my chest. I feel it tear through the arteries of my heart. I’m so shocked he did it that I stop breathing, which ends my laughter.

“Go and find her brother,” I hear him bark at someone before I black out again.

Kristin R. Campbell currently lives in Utah with her husband and two children. She is prior military and has pursued Religion, History and Legal Studies before finally settling with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a self-proclaimed workaholic, who also loves hiking, traveling, spoiling her babies and, of course, reading and writing.

To learn more about Kristin R. Campbell and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.


  1. I want to find out how the books address the primary differences between mythology and religion.

  2. Your review makes me what to read this and makes it very intriguing!

  3. for starters the cover drew me in, and im really curious about the mythology/religion aspects. Your review was great by the way :)

  4. Thank you all for stopping by :o) This was a good one. I hope you check it out. Let me know what you think after you've read it. :o)


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