Friday, May 11, 2012

Review and Giveaway of The Guardian's Wildchild by Feather Stone. Guest post by the author.

Happy Friday!




Welcome to my stop at The Guardian's Wildchild book tour. This tour is organized by NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz and by the author Feather Stone. My stop includes review of the book, some information about the book and author, guest post written by Feather Stone and a giveaway. Enjoy!

About the book:


Title: The Guardian's Wildchild
Author: Feather Stone
Genre: Fiction - Mystical, Paranormal, Romance, Murder Mystery
Published by: Omnific Publishing
Publication Date: 9/27/2011
Age Restriction: N/A
Content Warning: N/A
Recommended Age: 18+
Format(s): eBook, perfect paperback
ISBN 13: 978-1-936305-88-9
Number of pages: 277

Synopsis:

Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.



Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who’s suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world.


Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future—a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.



My review:

The Guardian's Wildchild by Feather Stone was a surprising book for me. It was well-written, the characters were likable and the plot was captivating.

Regarding the plot:

The very beginning of The Guardian's Wildchild caught my attention right away and that is always a good start. You get the picture of a very different Earth, where military runs almost everything. if you don't like ti you are punished. The setting was compelling and well-described, so the author did a very good job with the world she created.

Sidney is a Guardian and she is captured to be sentenced to death. The impossible happens and Sidney falls for the very man who has to execute her and she struggles with her feelings. The fact is, that she cannot deny the increasing attraction towards Sam.

The story is about good versus evil, Light versus Dark, about love and trust. I truly liked the story, but there was one thing which disturbed me and that is due to my expectations to the genre. I expected and paranormal romance, but, the story is mainly about the mystery for me. Yes, there was a romance, but not enough for me. The mystery part of the story was well thought through and had lots of twists and turns, which definitely makes The Guardian's Wildchild to a very good book.

Regarding the characters:

I loved Sidney.Even though I couldn't relate to her personally, she was an interesting character. She was strong and sweet. Sam's character surprised me a little. He was somewhat tormented and dark person who had lost his hope, but Sidney balances him and makes him believe that there is still ways out.

Generally:

The Guardian's Wildchild is a genuinely good paranormal book and I would recommend it to people who love mystery, interesting twists and turns!

5 Flowers!
4 stars.

Thanks goes to NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz and Feather Stone for providing me with a review copy!


Author Bio:

As a Canadian, Feather Stone was allowed the freedom to explore a kaleidoscope of infinite ways of being human. The only restrictions imposed by her parents were that racism was not acceptable and deliberately causing suffering to any other being or creature for any reason was not tolerated. Upon meeting her spirit guide when she was a child, Feather's life became a journey of experiencing the paranormal. Through her practice of meditation, Reiki, and study of Shamanism, she's been able to shift to dimensions that defy description.


On February 15, 2002, Feather was honoured to receive the Exemplary Service Medal from Lieutenant Governor Lois Hole (representative of HRH Queen Elizabeth II) for her service as a paramedic with Edmonton's Emergency Response Department. She and her husband are now enjoying retirement and loving their sheltie, Jasper, and two cats, Smokey and Leo.


Her motto? Change your thinking, change your life.
 
Author’s Website: http://featherstoneauthor.com/

Author’s Blog: http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com/
Author’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/#!/FeatherWrites

Feather Stone has written a guest post for Me and Reading. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the author of The Guardian's Wildchild Feather Stone!
 
 
And so the book was born

by Feather Stone


I had no ambitions to write a book. Writing was something I did for my own pleasure. That is until I had become so tortured by a vision that I thought that writing about it would stop the constant replay.

Though many might think I’m guilty of an over active imagination, I have to admit to having many paranormal experiences since childhood. No witches or vampires, but plenty of events that cannot be explained away through traditional science. I met my spirit guide when I was about eight – in the flesh! It’s a long story, but suffice to say that experience had a profound effect on the rest of my life.

Later, when I was drowning in a lake, and losing consciousness lying on the bottom, I again heard my guide say, “If you stand, you can breathe.” I had just enough resolve to do as he bid. Sure enough. My nose was just above the water.

What does this have to do with writing The Guardian’s Wildchild? While I’ve had many paranormal experiences, none have been as profound as the space/time travel that took place over ten years ago. In an attempt to calm the relentless wind from my vision’s sails, I sat at my computer’s keyboard and began to tell the story. I sought explanations of the vision’s who’s and where’s and how’s. Answers came spontaneously. Page after page, day after day the energy of the paranormal experience never dissipated. I became a slave to the disembodied narrator of the story.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “She’s exaggerating. She’s being very grandiose with a flair for the bizarre.” No, I’m not clairvoyant (chuckling). But I do understand your skepticism. This is truly why and how I wrote The Guardian’s Wildchild. I wrote for five years. What was puzzling was the passion I felt while writing. The energy was empowering, dazzling with creative juices I never before believed was possible.

Paranormal experiences are still influencing the characters and plot of my second novel. “Cursed Angel” is not a sequel but the heroine is almost as gifted as Sidney Davenport in The Guardian’s Wildchild.

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Thanks Feather for coming by and writing a guest post!


Me and Reading will be giving away 1 e-copy of The Guardian's Wildchild.

The giveaway is international and it runs until 18th of May.

To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment with your name and email address.
Follow Author’s Blog: http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com/

Follow Author’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/#!/FeatherWrites

That's all you need to do!

The next stop in the blog tour is May 14th – Kristen T. @ Seeing Night Book Reviews. Enjoy the tour and good luck with the giveaway!

Happy reading!






13 comments:

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    1. Hi Laurie: You've been busy following Feather? Yes, No? Happy Mother's Day.
      Feather

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  2. Thank you very much Inga, Me and Reading, for having my wonderful book featured at your blog. I truly appreciate the work required to schedule my interviews and giveaways at the many blog sites.
    Feather

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway! GAle
    pgan427@yahoo.com

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  4. Sounds like a great read.
    William wcstanger@yahoo.com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway, book sounds awesome !
    april_hunter96@hotmail.co.uk

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  7. thanks so much for the giveaway!
    following Feather's site via GFC: Lauren Mackesy
    Following Feather on Twitter: @mommabearsbooks
    Lmackesy @ gmail.com

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  8. It's very interesting that the author has had many paranormal/unexplainable experiences during her life. That might lead one to write books that also involve paranormal elements. Anyway, it makes the book even more interesting to me! Thanks for the chance to win it!!
    puttputt1198eve(at)comcast(dot)net

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  9. Thank you everyone for participating in my book blog tour. I hope you enjoy the interviews and the tidbits about me. I am very appreciative of the wonderful comments made in the review. Wahoo! I truly hope that you enjoy reading my book, right to the last paragraph. Feather

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  10. I enjoyed the review

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  11. Very cool! Want to read this book!
    GFC on Authors Blog: Inky
    email: hannahsue10 at gmail dot com
    Can't follow on twitter, don't have an account. srry!
    thanks!

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  12. Great review! I enjoyed the suspense more than the romance in this story.

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