I’m not sure what I can say right now, because It’s just wrong to think my favorite people and my for real book boyfriend is ending… Yes, I can say for real, because you WILL SEE MY NAME IN THIS BOOK!!!!! I think I peed myself a little bit when I saw my name in Ms J’s words…. I still get teary thinking about it because it’s the biggest honor I’ve ever had. I am not sure what else to say to Ms J, except THANK YOU TO INFINITY AND BEYOND :) I will do my best to tell everyone how completely awesome this series is… And just because it’s over, don’t think I won’t still pester you for posts to keep reminding people about it’s coolness, and to make sure EVERYONE knows LOGAN IS MINE :) Yes, I will say that forever!! It’s bittersweet, but it’s so special! So, now, I should get to it, right :)
New life, new deaths, and truths revealed. Everything ends now.
In the final installment of the Eden series, the King’s army prepares for their biggest battle yet. Aiden and his friends set out to find Aziz in his hidden mountain fortress and bring the war in Eden to an end. But secrets are being discovered along the way, and the weight of them could ruin lives. Aiden is coping with loss and the need for vengeance, as well as changes in himself he doesn’t quite understand. Thousands of lives are depending on him to stop Aziz once and for all, and this time Aiden is more than ready and confident he’ll be the one to do it. The stakes are higher than he ever anticipated on his journey east.
Elisa is embarking on a new phase of her life. She has the man she loves beside her, their group of friends have become stronger, and the end of war is in sight. Now she just needs to see it through so she can finally have her happily ever after. But she knows the truth that the others don’t, and it will test her loyalty and friendship more than anything ever has.
With two brothers side by side, and an army ready for war, the only thing left to be seen is who will live and who will die.
Welcome to the thrilling conclusion of your journey into Eden.
I am not ashamed to say I cried when I finished reading this. I mean, probably some sobs and craziness, but it was a beautiful cry. It was taking a journey and realizing it was one of the best walks you’ve ever taken. You know, when it’s been cold all winner, and you get that first day of spring, and you can’t do anything but sit outside and take big deep breaths of fresh air? Well that’s this series. There has been nothing more amazing than taking this journey with the author, the characters, the fellow fans of this series, because it’s only once in a blue moon that you realize you have something this special on your hands. You know, I’m seriously not sure what I’m supposed to do with myself now that my book boyfriend is going away :( *blinks away tears* It’s like pringles, once you pop, you can’t stop, except now the cans empty, and every store is out hahahahaha yes, that was terrible analogies, but you get my drift :) You know what’s the best part, I DID NOT see a lot of those endings coming. Seriously, way to make it not so predictable, even if it rocks you to your core!
Eden East starts immediately where Eden South finished, with a devastating blow, and a major character being kidnapped. I hate to say it, but this move literally brought everyone to their feet and ready to take on the world. Aiden has already given up so much for Eden, so when this directly effects Aiden, you realize how much all of these people really care for him in that short time they’ve gotten to know him. This makes things have so much more meaning. Aiden is one of the best main characters I’ve ever read. He’s one of the very few major heroes that isn’t all broken and sad and pitiful. LOL I know I say this, don’t get me wrong, he has flaws, but he tries to be optimistic for everyone else. He tries to be strong, so others have a shoulder to cry on. He’s always considerate. He’s always willing to go head first, to make sure that those behind him have a chance to save the day too. He’s a beautiful soul.
There are so many major characters in here, you won’t look at Wolf, Elisa, Logan (he’s still mine), Moose, Turk, Jameson, Callum, Rose, Rain, and Elex as sidekicks any longer. They will become the main building blocks needed for Eden to be Eden. There are no more side kicks. There are only equals. They are the heart and soul of the series. You can’t have one without the other. It says so much about the writing of Ms Stalder that she has created such a masterpiece of beautiful amazing wonderful world building and character building. No one is ever just a bad guy. Well, except maybe Aziz, he’s really a bad guy. But you’ll meet Elex and Callum, and though they maybe start out with you thinking they are bad guys, but you are going to fall in love with them!
There’s just a few things I have to talk about, that I will try to leave it unspoilery…. Elex and Rain’s relationship- I am really happy about this and I have feeling we may see them again :) Rose and Callum- I think they may be one of the most wonderful couples of the series. Elisa and Wolf, I think everyone knew it was coming, but all those swooning girls are highly disappointed. Not to mention Logan, who lost his sidekick. Ah Logan, he will always be my jokester, who tries to lighten the mood and make things a little more fun :) Aiden’s final knowledge of who and WHAT he is, it’s amazingly epic. I DID NOT see that one coming, I mean REALLY! I totally kept thinking of things that were totally wrong. Turk, Jameson, Diana, I’m not sure I can say anything without ruining something, so just know something about something is happening there LOL and lastly, to the ending, if you had to have that ONE little mishap to lead the the happily ever after, I can honestly say I couldn’t be more stoked at this one. Even I can say that this is the perfect ending, even if it took some tears to get there. My heart is full boys, my heart is full (high five if you got that move reference :))! And my name looks damn good on paper… you’ll have to read this story to find out what that means :)
There’s so many things this book has to offer. There’s fantasy elements, there’s action, there’s romance, there’s breath taking scenery, there’s a phenomenal flow of words that will literally take you into Eden. Hell, even if it were boring, I’d read it for the writing, but then it wouldn’t be Ms J if it were boring. I don’t think she could do boring LOL There will never come a time that I won’t buy anything that Ms Stalder writes, because she is a MUST BUY FOREVER! She has such a wonderful knack for taking a few words and turning them into a kaleidoscope of colors and feelings and wonderment. There is nothing left to say except please, PLEASE do NOT ever EVER stop WRITING! I need your stories almost as much as I love my fur babies- if you know me, you know that’s a tremendous amount :) There are no amount of PAWS for this. Take my 5 PAWS and multiply that times infinity, and then give Logan a kiss for me :)
Ok, it’s time for some fun! Some of you may have seen these from the author, but I wanted to show you some wonderful photos of what the author thinks her characters look like :) I couldn’t be happier about these!
**Sweet baby Jesus- Maghon says Moose is HAWT!!!!!!*****
*back off Ladies, he’s mine!! :) *
Now, I so asked Ms J if we could do something special for this post. It’s my last official blog tour for Eden (notice I said Official). So, I decided we would have some fun with EVERYBODY…. Ok, maybe not everybody, BUT some major players :) I tried to be not too spoilery, BUT I can’t promise to what they will say LOL Ready or not… Meet…
THE CAST OF EDEN!!
So how’s that happily ever after treating you, especially knowing your significant other can totally kick your booty :)
*laughs* the fact that she can kick my ‘booty’, as you say, makes my happily ever after even better. Having someone by my side for the rest of my life who is, not only beautiful and talented, but can also put me in my place and keep me in line is amazing. She challenges me, but that is one of the things I love most about her.
Do you think you’ll ever get to see Aiden again?
Honestly, I don’t know. I hate to even think about it. Over the short period of time that I’ve known Aiden, he’s become one of my closest friends. I respect and admire him, and to think that I’ll never see him again is depressing. I hope we get to see him. I really do. But if I don’t, I just pray to the Gods that he has a happy life in his world, because he deserves it.
How about the way things turned out, you have any regrets or what if’s?
I don’t regret anything. Obviously I wish the people we lost had made it through. It’s never easy after a war, to come to terms with all those who didn’t return home with us. All you can do is try to be there for their family and friends while they grieve.
What do you think you’ve learned most from Aiden?
Aiden taught me to never give up, regardless of all the obstacles that are thrown at you. I’ve never known another person who had to deal with and push through as many trials as Aiden did. Even before we learned the truth about him, he had so much to deal with. Training and being in a new world, fighting huge battles and having the level of expectations on your shoulders like he did, I don’t know how Aiden kept going in such a positive manner the way he did. When he lost Lily, he still didn’t give up or let it bring him down. He didn’t just kept himself going – he kept us all going, and motivated us to be the best we could be. He was truly one of a kind.
Well said :) How about all the ladies…. They all still fight over you even though you’re now taken :) anything to say about that?
*laughs* What ladies? I don’t know what you’re talking about. *winks*
Pfft I call Bullshit! Do you know what that means Wolf :)
I’m thinking of so many questions I have for you, but I have to keep it kinda censored for those who haven’t read too much yet, so my first question will be, how do you feel, now that it’s over, and you know how it ends?
I think I’m still trying to process everything. It’s a lot to deal with, and everything happened at once, so my mind is still trying to wrap around it all. I’m not going to let what was revealed bring me down, or make me feel any differently about myself. I know who I am. I’m just glad it’s all over and Eden is safe from Aziz’s insanity. We suffered losses, and I’m still mourning, but for those who made it, I’m so happy that they can enjoy the rest of their lives in peace. I’ll miss them more than I can say, but at least I know I did all I could to give them that.
Any regrets, or what if’s, or things you’d change? PS, I totally squealed for your happily ever after ;)
Thanks *chuckles* I think if you start thinking about all the things you wish you could change, or wish could have gone differently, you’d drive yourself crazy. Of course there are things I wish I could have stopped from happening. That list would be a mile long. My friends in both worlds suffered, and I would do anything to go back in time and stop that from happening, but it’s just not reality. All I can do is accept everything that happened and try to move on and be happy.
What do you think you’ve learned from Eden, going there, meeting new people, learning a new culture?
I’m not sure I could put all that I’ve learned into words. Eden gave me strength and confidence, and shaped me into the person I am today. I don’t think the Aiden that first entered Eden is the same one who left at the end. I’ve been through so much, and seen and done things I would never think possible, but I’m thankful for each and every one of those experiences. The best part of it all was getting to meet my friends there, and being able to find a person that I love and can spend the rest of my life with.
What do you think you miss the most about Eden? I know you said sometimes you wished Eden had cars, but is there anything you wish your world had instead?
I’ll miss everything about Eden. The people, the land, the feel of it. There is nothing else in the world that can compare to Eden. It’s simply breathtaking. I wish our world was as low key as their world, and still respects nature the way they do. The world we live in is so rushed and focused on material things, I think we sometimes miss the bigger picture in life.
I so agree with you on so many levels about that. Do you think you’ll ever go back? Because I sure hope you do!
I really can’t say. If I could go back to visit I would, but I don’t think that’s possible.
I know for a fact that everyone misses you and they wish for you to be able to go back for a visit :)
I’m so proud of you! You were my biggest hero, because a girl really can hold their own and be just as awesome as a dude! But, onto the goodies, how’s Wolf?
Thanks! I think girls need to realize we’re just as capable and fierce as men. *smiles* Wolf is Wolf *laughs* what else can I say? I love him despite that.
I know it’s a given, but do you miss Aiden? Do you think you’ll see him again?
I miss him so much. When he left, I felt like we truly lost him forever, and I really hope that’s not the case. I have no idea if we’ll ever see him again, but I pray to the Gods we do.
Can you tell me any goodies on this new Eden spin off series- which I am SERIOUSLY EXCITED for, and will you have any parts?
I have no idea. I know it takes place in Elysium, but I’ve never been there so I’m not sure what the details are. Very few people from Eden travel to Elysium, so I don’t think I’ll be in it.
I’ll be devastated and so sad if you don’t at least pop in! How’s my Logan? I miss him! LOL and if you could say something to Aiden right now, what would you say?
Ugh, Logan is Logan. He’s like my child. I get a nice wakeup call most mornings, and when I say nice, I don’t mean it. I know most women like to see Logan’s face first thing in the morning, but I’m not most women *laughs*. Thankfully he’s been away for a while, so Wolf and I have been getting some well-earned peace. If I could say anything to Aiden, it would be just that I miss him and I hope he’s happy.
How are you doing with your losses, and it sure seems you’ve lost the most, which I really am sorry for?
Thank you. I’m dealing with them. It’s not easy, because I’ve lost important people that have been in my life since I was born, but it helps to have Wolf by my side.
Anything else you’d like me to know? Ya know, maybe something good or fun, or even better, something naughty about Wolf or Logan ;)
*laughs* well I definitely don’t want to tell you anything naughty about Wolf. And I really don’t want to know anything naughty about Logan, because I’m sure that list is endless.*shudders*
*sigh* I was hoping you’d at least give me something to hold on to :)
How’s it feel right now? Yes, I am keeping it very vague, but I know you have to be over the moon with all the happiness :)
*smiles* I’m definitely the happiest I’ve ever been, but also the most overwhelmed. I have a lot on my shoulders right now, so I’m learning to cope with it all. It’s never easy trying to bring a city back from the fears and horrors of war, but the people of Capital City are resilient and I think we’re going to be just fine. My personal life helps to keep me grounded and sane. It’s nice to be able to settle down with them at the end of a long, stressful day.
I am sorry for your loss, as it may seem to be the biggest hit, and though I can’t say who, I’m still so sorry. But you have your wife, and a family now, how’s that going for you :)
It’s more than I could have ever hoped for, and probably more than I deserve. I suffered a great loss, but I also gained something so much more, so that’s helping to ease the hurt.
Before now, knowing what you do, did you think that going to war against your brother was really worth it?
This one is a hard one for me. On your questions alone, absolutely not. If I could go back and change that night I left, and never go to war with Jameson, I would. It took me a long time to realize it, but my brother was never my enemy, and I wish I had done things differently. That being said, when I think about my life for the past ten years, and what I’ve found because of the path I chose, I have to say, yes it was worth it. If I hadn’t gone to Brutus I would never had gotten to know him. I value the friendship I made with the leader of the north, and I still miss him every day. I know what others think and say about him, but Brutus the Red was one of the best men I’ve ever known. And, of course, if I hadn’t gone to war against Jameson, I never would have met Rose. That is a life I can’t imagine, so I’m happy things worked out the way they did.
Please wish Rose well wishes for me, as I know she’s a little too busy to stop by for an interview, but let her know I think she’s awesome! And lastly for you, is there anything you think you may be able to do to get Aiden back for a visit soon? :)
Thank you *smiles* I will make sure to pass along the message. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do to bring him over. I didn’t get to know Aiden as well as the others, but I can see how much his absence saddens those who became close with him. I wish he could still come to Eden, but I know nothing of the ways of magic, so I cannot say if it is even possible.
So lastly, but most certainly not the least, I had to save the best for the end :) How ya doing without Aiden?
Better now that you’re here *winks* *chuckles* Seriously though, I miss him a lot. I’m still keeping up the hope that he’ll be back. I need to get a rematch in after he gave me that black eye.
You know you started it, you gave him the black eye first! How’s Eden been since he’s gone?
Well I went back to Avalon with Moose, so I’ve been hanging out with the Riders for a while. It’s been nice. I miss Capital City, and Wolf and Elisa, but Wolf’s mom has been taking real good care of me, so I’m thinking about staying a while longer. Unless Hawke kicks me out first, which might happen since he growls every time I give Sunny a compliment. *chuckles*
Ummm, hello, do I need to be jealous! And how are you handling Wolf and Elisa together hehehehe :)
They gross me out, unless they’re fighting, then I feel like everything is right in the world again. Just kidding. I’m so happy for them. Obviously I knew they were in love with each other for years now, so it’s nice to see they’ve caught up. *laughs*
How’s Moose, he’s almost as cool as you ;)
Pffffffttttt not even. No one is as cool as me. Moose is awesome. He’s been showing me around Avalon, and we’ve been having a lot of fun.
Ok with that answer, do NOT go looking around at those photos of Moose on here, I have a feeling you may get mad at me :) Any regrets? Anything you’re thinking you wished would have been different?
I wish we didn’t lose those who died, and I wish Aiden never left. And I wish one of those gorgeous Forest women would have given me a chance, but I guess not everyone has good taste like you do.
Are you going to be in the spin off of Eden? I’m really hoping I get to see more of you!
No idea *shrugs*
Any chance you can bribe one of those magical being to hop you over to my border? LOL
I’ll definitely try *winks*
I’m sending my smooches, and I will ask you as a last question…. Anything you can tell us on how things are now, and what’s to come in the future?
Right now I think people are just trying to adjust to the changes in the Capital, and the fact that we don’t have to worry about Aziz anymore. Even having the peace with the north is a big change for Eden. There’s something strange going on in the south, but right now I don’t know much about it. I have no idea what the future will hold, I’m just hoping there won’t be any wars because my butt is still sore from all that riding around.
Well, that’s all I could keep them still for long enough :) and I wanna say A Big HUGE massive THANK YOU to Ms J for this!! I’m pretty sure I love you more :)
About the Author:
Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she’s not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in the small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.
Masked (Book Two, New World Series) – Late 2013/Early 2014
Brush Strokes (Contemporary Romance) – Early 2014
Elysium (YA Fantasy Spin-off of the Eden Series) – 2014
Author Contact Information:
Facebook: Janelle Stalder
Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfill the life purpose he never knew he had.
It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King’s Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.
In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and courage.
My 5 PAW review is HERE!
New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second installment of the Eden Series, Eden-West.
Months after his initial journey to Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with his own transformation. His social status has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he has heard absolutely nothing from his new friends in Eden. What has become of the world he fell in love with? Are his friends safe? Is the war over? With no answers, and no hope for contact, Aiden decides to focus on his life in his world. Just as he makes this decision, he encounters a familiar bright light and thinks he knows exactly what it means. Except the light isn’t at all what he expects and neither is the person behind it. When Aiden returns to Eden, it is to a whole new part of that special world, and a whole new set of adventures.
Weeks after Aiden was returned to his own world, Elisa is sent to Nysa, the revered Southern city, to retrieve the one thing she’d rather avoid – Wolf. Captain Turk instructed her to get in and get out – but that is easier said than done. When she finds her missing friend, she also stumbles upon a great deal of trouble. This trouble goes by one name – Markus, the leader of the Sun People.
Follow all your favourite characters as they ready themselves for battle and fight for a world threatened to be destroyed.
My 5 PAW review is HERE!
The betrayal that tore a family apart. Two brothers bent on destroying the other. A whole world on the brink of war.
Aiden has been through his second battle in the magical world of Eden. The victory is short lived and Aiden is sent racing toward his friends in the Capital. After being back in Eden with the Riders, he is eager to reunite with Wolf, Elisa and Logan, although he doesn’t realize just what he’s returning to. Surprises await him when he arrives in the Capital; his close-knit group of friends is slowly falling apart. On top of it all, another battle is just around the corner, one that will change everything.
Rain has made her choice, and now she is in some unknown fortress with the feared sorcerer, Aziz. She wants nothing more but to please him, but being his Queen isn’t as easy as she thought. While trying to learn sorcery, and dealing with Aziz’s advances, Rain is finding her new life a bit overwhelming. Just when she thought it couldn’t get worse, she discovers a secret of Aziz’s, and it is nothing she could have expected.
Rose has supported Callum throughout their journey, but now that the final battle is just around the corner she is faced with a hard reality. Everything she has gained with him could be taken away. Is she willing to live the rest of her life without him? Can she just stand by while he destroys everything, including himself? Will he ever be able to find peace? Will she?
In the third installment of the Eden Series fates will be decided, and the battle between brothers that has been a decade in the making will finally come to an end. Only one of them can be High King.
The battle starts now.
My 5 PAW review is HERE!
THE NEW WORLD SERIES
All’s fair in love and war.
Two thirds of the world’s population has been wiped out, devastated by the worst war earth has ever seen. Still standing amongst the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must to survive. When the rebels bent on bringing down the New World leader start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defences and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes, but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them both?
It’s the first I ever did this, but this DEBUT to this series got a 6 PAW review from me :) HERE!
I can’t help it, I had to offer a giveaway for this series. And though you won’t be able to purchase Eden East just yet, I’ll make sure if my winner wants it, I’ll get it for them :) So, here’s how you can win, tell me who is your favorite character, or if you haven’t read these yet, tell me who you think might be your favorite character :) And then tell me which book you’d like to read from Ms Stalder! I’ll email the winner!
Thank you a million times to Ms J, for always giving me the most exciting emails! And wonderful characters, and excellent writing! You’re always a blast! I wish you guy all good luck! Trust me, it’s always a great thing to read any of these books! Happy reading and later gators!