• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Thursday, December 13, 2012

{Review, Interview & Giveaway} Dark Seraphine by KaSonndra Leigh

Dark Seraphine 
by KaSonndra Leigh
Series: Seraphine Trilogy (#1)
Pages: 230
Source: e-copy provided by author via Reading Addiction Blog Tours
Available as of October 21, 2012
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"Mom always says the angels walk among us. She forgot to tell me that sometimes they're not all fluffy and nice."

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Wood has seen people he calls the walkers since he was a baby. It didn't take long for him to realize something…no one can see these strangers but him. They never stuck around or tried to touch him. And they never said a word. That was until one day on the first day of class in his senior year when an incredibly gorgeous girl strolls into his life…and things are never the same again.

Soon Caleb realizes he has stepped into the middle of a growing conflict between two ancient groups. And his ability to see the invisible ones, the half-breeds that want to modify the human race, just might be the only hope both he and the mysterious, but infuriating, Gia, have of making it out alive.

After reading the summary, I was intrigued. After reading the story, I thought it was unique. It was so different from what I had expected.

Caleb has always been able to see those who aren't really there. He calls these people walkers. However, none of them have ever talked to him. His world is about to change and it's all because of her.

I really liked Caleb. Partially because he was different, and partially because he really didn't have a filter. He tends to speak before thinking and usually around girls. This makes for a number of funnies he never would, or should, have said had his filter been in place.

What did I like? I loved that this is from a guys point of view. Rarely have I read a book written from a guys prospective. I also liked Caleb's internal chats. He gave himself pep talks and made fun of himself. Who hasn't done this to themselves? This helped me connect with him. Finally, I like, and respect, the fact that he has a conscious. With the position he was in, most guys would have taken advantage, but Caleb made it clear what the deal was.

Overall, Dark Seraphine was unique and different from my usual read. It was a refreshing change of pace for me. If you enjoy a good paranormal read with a little bit of romance, you should give this one a shot.

With Gia Jones!!

What’s your favorite color?
Any shade of blue or green. I know. That’s kind of strange for a girl, right? That’s why I love this aquamarine necklace so much.
**you can win one just like Gia’s in the contest that’s going on during this blog tour**

What type of vehicle do you drive?
I don’t have a car. I’d like one though. But that would mean taking lessons. I don’t think my feet are coordinated enough to do that just yet.
**I want to ask what she means, but decide against it**

Describe yourself to me.
**blushes before she speaks** Oh, I don’t like talking about myself. It’s, well, just a little bit conceited. I’m 5’5” tall. I have dark, shoulder-length hair and I wear my favorite leather jacket every day.

How would your mate describe you?
**gives me a dreamy smile** Maybe he can tell you later on when you talk to him.

What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?
Listening to the ocean’s waves crashing on the shores at night. And yes, there’s a reason that particular sound affects me so much. But you’ll have to check out my story to find out why that happens.

What's the one thing you have always wanted to do but couldn't? What would happen if you did do it?
There’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do. But here’s the catch, I am doing it. And now that I am everything has fallen apart. **blinks back tears, and lowers her head**

Describe your ideal mate.
**blushes** He has a great personality. Goals are actually somewhere in his future plans. And oh yeah, he’s ridiculously sexy.

What are you most afraid of?
Losing the person I just described in the last question.

What's the most important thing in your life?
My family.

What do you consider your special talent?
I have so many. And if I tell you what any one of those might be, then I’d have to kill you. **grins at me as my eyes widen** Okay, I’m just kidding. I believe in world peace, and not violence.

How did you meet the hero/heroine?
Actually, I can’t tell you that. It’s our secret. But I can tell you that I knew he was going to be an important part of my life as soon as I saw him. My heart still flutters each time I think of him.

Was it love at first sight or did it develop slowly?
Definitely love at first sight.

What did you like/dislike about him/her when you first met?
I gave him something, and he said it was stupid. Let’s just say that didn’t sit well with me for a long moment. But then he glanced at me with those baby blue-grays. Okay, I’m a wus. I didn’t stay mad long after that. **she giggles**

If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
Peace, love, and happiness, my man. What else am I supposed to say?

Thanks so much for stopping by today Gia. You seem like a really fun person.
And thanks to you for having me on your blog today. I’ll come back and chat anytime youlike. You can check out some pictures of my home here: http://pinterest.com/alestasia/dark-seraphine/

KaSonndra Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now lives in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. She likes to write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Her two sons have made her promise to write a boy book next.

She holds the MFA in creative writing, and loves to play CLUE, Monopoly (the Indiana Jones version), and Pandora's Box (good writer's block therapy). She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicated to her grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*


Elisabeth said...

I haven't read a whole lot from the male POV either. But it's usually hit or miss for me. =)

Stina Butcher said...

This sounds excellent! I love that it's in male POV. Makes it different from most of the books coming out. Thanks!

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I'm glad to see you enjoyed spending time with Caleb and friends. :D

All the best,
KaSonndra Leigh

Jaime Lester said...

Unique and different and a male MC. That is all that I need to know! Thank you for your review!

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