Friday, April 19, 2013

Daughters of the Sea Blog Tour

Book Info: Forsaken
Daughters of the Sea Series-Book #1
By Kristen Day

Blurb: Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago.
Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and  dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesied to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

Kj's Review of Forsaken
  Hannah has nightmares, she has a tattoo she doesn’t remember ever getting; the family that adopted her, the Whitman’s don’t understand her and their high society seems to have no place for her. They send her to a therapist who places her in a special school where she changes her name to Anastasia. This school isn’t like any other school, it’s a place where she will learn her powers, and meet the man from her dreams…Finn.
  I loved this book from beginning to end, it was hard for me to put it down at all. I love the sea myself, and this book just intensifies that emotion. I highly recommend this book to anyone, anywhere, it’s an excellent book.

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Book Info: Awaken
Daughters of the Sea Series Book #2
By Kristen Day

Blurb: The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…
After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.

Kj's Review of Awaken

  Stasia has learned of the prophecy that is hers to fulfill, she is intended to be the leader of the Tydes, but there are things she needs to do before any of this can happen. One of them is she needs to go to the Underworld to complete her essence before her eighteenth birthday. Her relationship with Finn is under strain as she feels he is hiding something from her and then there’s Nadia. Evil, Finn’s destiny and with what Stasia herself need to do, her life isn’t easy. Choices that have to be made can be worse yet.
  This book was fully as good as the first, I love that it picked up and kept the storyline rolling so beautifully. I am sure that I chewed off a few fingernails when the going got tough though, there are incredible moments in this book. This story speaks to my soul, I love the imagery and everything about it….well except Nadia.

Book Info: Chosen
Daughters of the Sea Series Book #3
By Kristen Day

Blurb: The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up.  Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.
After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life.  In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war.  As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point.  A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks.  Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive.

Kj's Review of Chosen
  The day where Stasia must stand up and take leadership of the Tydes is fast approaching, and besides that she is going to have to prepare for a powerful fight for that leadership. Besides that Nadia has stolen her man and she is in the fight of her life to find and keep him. During the trip to the Underworld something has taken over Carmen’s mind and Stasia is trying to help her friend as well.
  This whole series has had me completely taken with it, under no circumstances will this ever leave my top ten list. The flow from the first book to the last never stopped, it kept the storyline going and managing to amaze right up to the end. Kristen Day has an incredible way of storytelling and I hope to see more of her work, in fact will make time to look for her books. I would like to thank her for giving me these books to read and review, it has been one of my deepest pleasures to do so! All three books get a five star rating from me.

I was lucky enough to be able to ask the Kristen Day a few questions and here are her answers:

1. Who in your life has most inspired you? I’ve had more inspiration in my life than I could have ever asked for - good, bad, and downright evil - but the first person who shaped my view of this world was my paternal grandmother, Nana.  We lived with her for three years when I was very young, but the simple lessons she taught me made an enormous impression on me.  She had a set of six fairytales in hardback from her own childhood that I read every night.  My bedroom there still calls to me after all of these years with its antique chest at the end of the bed, the rocking chair in the corner and large ornate amore and dresser.  She taught me how to be a classy, southern lady with a wicked sense of humor and an adventurous twinkle in my eye.

2. What books would we find on your shelves?  I’m a sucker for hardback books without the book jacket (sorry publishers!) - the ones that could easily be mistaken for something belonging in a turn of the century library.  Everything on my shelves is either in the paranormal romance or dystopian genre: Harry Potter books, the Twilight Saga, the Hush,Hush series, the Immortals series, the House of Night series, the Shadow Falls series, and a slew of stand alone novels. My favorite books are my great uncle’s school books that are faded and torn, but still smell of knowledge and promise.

3. What advice would you give to someone who has just started writing? Don’t think - just write.  And then write some more. And then write some more. When a subject or idea forms in your mind that latches on with the strength of a hundred fire breathing dragons - that’s what you should write about.  You should never just want to write - you should always HAVE to write.

4. From the time my children were tiny I taught them books are our friends; do you feel this way also?  Books aren’t just my friends, they’re my reason for breathing.  They can capture infinite knowledge and imagination in their pages - giving us a world to escape into when ours has become too difficult to face.  They’ve always been my safe place and the place I could let my mind wander and grow.

5. Is writing YA paranormal romances your comfort zone? Would you consider writing another genre? Definitely!  I’ve always loved reading YA paranormal romances, so it was the first genre I jumped into as an author, but I’d love to give dystopian a try!  The worlds that are created in the minds of dystopian authors are so intricate and fascinating!  I don’t like to push my creative juices, so I’m still awaiting the concept for a future dystopian to drop out of the sky and knock me on the head.  That’s how most of my ideas come to me - but don’t worry - it’s not too painful.

6. Do you pattern your characters after friends and family?  To begin with, yes, but then they inevitably take shape and become their own characters.  But the foundation for the style or personality is usually inspired by someone I know.

  I would like to thank Kristen Day for taking the time to answer my questions, and also for writing the Daughters of the Sea Series. They are absolutely awesome books and I was lucky enough to be able to read and review them! Please put them on your TBR list if you enjoy stories about the will not regret it.

Meet Kristen Day

 I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I've been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school's poetry book. That's when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh – it’s okay.
When I'm not writing I'm making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband. I graduated from Appalachian State University and dream of becoming a full time novelist.

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  1. I'm so excited you loved them so much!! To have a reviewer fall in love the characters and story warms my heart and keeps me going when I start to doubt myself (which is every other day lately) - so thank you for taking the time to read and review all three books! xoxo

    1. You are most welcome, it was such a joy to read the three books. Don't doubt yourself, you have an awesome talent! Thanks for stopping by!!