well now… lemme tell you! I was all excited when my lovely friend, author Roxy Kade, sent me an email inviting me to participate in this blog tour. Even without a review copy, I WANTED IN… but the author so awesomely decided to gimme a review copy, which means you guys will get to enter into a giveaway to win this awesome book!!! So, now that you know I’m all excited, lemme share 🙂
Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.
Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast .Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.
In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?
Candace Knoebel, Author
Publisher’s Website: http://www.48fourteen.com
As one of this year’s most anticipated releases, Born In Flames, has been met with rave reviews, adding a unique and refreshing voice to the YA Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy genre. Debut author, Candace Knoebel, was signed to 48fourteen Publishing, in December of 2011.
Juanita Samborski, of 48fourteen says, “Candace Knoebel’s debut novel, Born in Flames, is captivating young adult novel, perfect for all ages. Each character has a striking, well-developed personality. Aurora, in her search to find herself and in her struggle with the decision to step into a world unknown to her, takes you on a thrilling adventure. Knoebel’s words pull you to the edge of your seat as the first kiss between Aurora and Fenn lingers between the words. Knoebel takes you on an emotional journey that tugs at the heart as Aurora falls in love, discovers where she is from, what she is capable of, and rises above with such strength and determination that is inspiring. Knoebel paints a vivid picture with her words, as you click to the first page, you will enter the world she has created in Born in Flames.”
Praise for Candace Knoebel and Born In Flames:
“Born in Flames is SMOKIN!!” ~Kathryn, TSK, TSK, What to read?
“Candace weaves an emotional, action-packed tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat…” ~Shelley, TSK, TSK, What to read?
“This is one of my favorite books of the year and a 100% MUST READ!!” ~Terri’s Book Addiction.
“What a fantastic departure from the norm…If you’re a Sophie Jordan fan you will LOVE this book!” ~Tam’s Two Cents
The call of the orb was strong now that it rested in my hands. A song thrummed in my chest as I felt the veins in my neck beating wildly. Looking at it now, the change wasn’t as scary as I had thought it would be. Even with knowing that I could be staring my possible death in the face. The question was—would I be strong enough to sustain these powers given to me? Maybe I was just scared of The Fates choosing my destiny, or maybe I was scared that what was about to happen would forever change my life. Either way, growing up I had always hoped that my life would mean something more than just being a foster child, but this, this was much bigger than anyone could imagine. And what lies ahead? Well if it’s anything compared to what I am going through now, then I expect my life to fall into a whole new level of crazy. And I think it may be just what I was looking for.
Where to buy Born In Flames:
Well now, are you interested? If not, you should be… I LOVE dragons. Like, right behind my obsession with werewolves 🙂 so I know you understand why I waned this book so bad! 🙂 so now, I will let you in on my opinion 🙂
Aurora, aka Rory and Fenn are foster siblings. At ten years old, they arrive at the same house with no memories of a single thought before that moment. Aurora always knew she was different, but never understood why. Her life’s goal is to find her and Fenn’s biological parents to find out why they were each in the same situation. And Fenn just wants to stay by her side and protect her. AND THEN some crazy things happen. Things literally are thrown out the window. Forget normal. Forget work. Forget the only life they’ve ever known. This is gunna be the craziest thrill ride of a lifetime. And it comes down to life and death. But not just for them, a whole lot of people. As things unfold, memories reveal themselves. Secrets are discovered. And lives are hanging in the balance. It’s hard to say much without giving spoilers. I’m struggling not to give spoilers to you, as I can’t wait to discuss this with my fellow readers!
I can’t believe how crazy this story made me. I was completely engrossed in this story. I should learn not to start reading stories at night before bed, because this one DEFINITELY had me up WAY TOO LATE! There’s so many things happening, that time has no constraints. And the writing… Breathtaking. I forgot who I was, where I was, and was taken to a different place an time. Aurora makes a reference about not believing things, and if it’s the Matrix. Well this was the closest to the Matrix for me 🙂 It’s descriptive without being an information dump, or so descriptive you forget what’s going on. There’s a lot of mysteries unfolding, so you learn things as Aurora is learning things. I love this. It makes me feel like I’m part of the story 🙂 IM DYING FOR MORE!!!
I have just a few words for the author… PLEASE PLEASE GIVE ME MORE!!! I’m addicted. I’m ready for my next thrill ride! I’m a dragon fan, but I’m also picky. Because I like dragons so much, not many stories keep my interest. Or they just disappoint me….. I saw a reference to Sophie Jordan’s Fans. Well as a fan of Ms. Jordan’s books, I will second that statement! YOU’VE WON ME! Forever! Please please hurry hahahaha and to Ms. Roxy- girl, I’ll slave for you in thanks of giving me this phenomenal story! I’m so proud to say- BIG 5 PAWS FROM ME!
Connect with Candace:
Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side.
Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won’t let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could’ve ever meant to her.
Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determination, she was finally able to realize her dream in December of 2011 when 48fourteen offered her a publishing contract. With a HUGE yes and a happy dance, she now continues her Trilogy.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Candace-Knoebel/190993824332540
And now for THE GIVEAWAY:
The author is so awesomely giving away TWO ebook copies! YAY! TWO WINNERS. in your choice of format. SO I AM TELLING YOU TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY!! 🙂 Seriously, it’s a great book! Also, the tour ends on September 30, so you only have a very few days. GO GO GO! 🙂
Rafflecopter giveaway : go here
The giveaway will run from the length of the tour.
- This is a tour wide giveaway and there will be two winners chosen
- Giveaway is International ( eBooks available in ePub, Mobi. or PDF format )
- Entrants must be 13 years or older
- The Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends, and will have 72 hours in which to respond.
I wish you all extra good luck! I hope that this was a fun post for you today 🙂 I know I enjoyed it! Happy reading everyone. and as always, Later Gators! 🙂