Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dead Spell by K.A. Young - Release Tour. Review and Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to my stop at the Dead Spell by K.A. Young blog tour! This tour is organized by the author and by Julie from Signed Books and Stuff. My stop includes a review, giveaway and some information about the book and the author.

Let's start with the review!

Author: K.A. Young
Title: Dead Spell
Series: The Elise Michaels Series #2
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Inc.
Publishing Date: 10th of February 2014
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 90 pages
Source: From the author in exchange for an honest review

After being forced to live among the humans, Elise finds herself on the cusp of a war that she isn’t sure how to fight let alone win. Along with a small supernatural group of sorcerers, werewolves, vampires and one Nephilim warrior, she is prepared to risk it all in order to protect and defend the world that they know and love.

While Elise has that one goal in mind, she is also learning to adjust to the gift her mother sent her from the other side, her wolf. And if all that weren’t enough, she must also choose between the affections of the head sorcerer Garrett, and the sexy alpha wolf Enrique. One thing’s for sure, Elise has no intention of being coerced into a relationship neither by loyalty nor a supernatural bond.

Elise never would have imaged that everything would come to a head because of one witches spell. One spell could change everything… 
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My review:
Dead Spell is the second book in The Elise Michaels Series and when I got invited to the blog tour I also read the first book, Coven.
This was my first introduction to the author K.A. Young and I truly liked the world which K.A. young has created. There are weres, there are vamps, there are witches and even zombies in Dead Spell, just everything what a good fantasy book needs. Dead Spell was easy and not very time-consuming to read, because it's only 90 pages long. it's packed with action and I enjoyed the pacing of the book.
Dead Spell picks up where the prequel, Coven, ended.
Elise is still getting used to her wolf side and besides this there are other issues she is facing, amongst others understanding who she is - sorceress or wolf or both. Her focus is mainly on protecting her coven, but it's not as easy during the war. There are twists and turns and affection from more than one man is adding to the story development.
Characters and relationships:
I liked Elise, I loved her need  for independence and not being bound to anyone. I also think that she grew as a character.
There are three hot likable males, out of which two are seriously pining for Elise. The Head Sorcerer of the Coven, Garrett and the Alpha wolf Enrique. Both of these men have an important role in Elise's life. Garret is betrothed to her and Enrique is helping Elise to come in turns with her wolfie part. Both of them represent the most important parts of Elise's life.
Even though the relationships are hot and well-written, I have one problem with it and it has nothing to do with K.A. Young's writing. I just dislike love triangles. It's probably because I can't relate to it and understand, HOW can a woman be so indecisive. I do understand, it's not an easy decision Elise needs to take, especially thinking how independent she is and how different Enrique and Garrett are, but still, sometimes I wanted to shake her up telling: "Wake up, girl and make up your mind! Pick Van!" Because I liked Van best. :)
With that said and the fact me not liking triangles in the plot very much, it is really my problem and not the author's problem, I have to finish with saying that the characters were lovable and fascinating and nicely developed throughout the story, so that did not affect the reading and the whole picture of the book. It's not taking over the story and its values and that in my book means, it's a job well done by the author.
Dead Spell is a page turner which is light and easy to read and has some twists and turns in the plot which surprise you and has some fun characters to enjoy. Read it!
5 Flowers!
4 stars.
Thanks goes to the author for providing me with the review copy.
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Elise Michaels' motto has always been: no guts, no glory. She is a thrill seeker, continually craving excitement and adventure. The idea of being tied down to a place or man never interested her, even though a betrothal spell was cast linking her and the Head of Council’s son when they were mere infants.

Being a distant third in succession to assume the Head Mistress role, she felt confidant that her secret would remain in her past along with Coven life. Unfortunately, nothing in our fun loving heroine’s future is anything she or anyone from the supernatural realm is prepared for.

Now, she’s forced to return to the place and the Sorcerer she so desperately sought to forget.

Elise has no idea the power and gifts that await her. Can she let go of her own desires and embrace her new role? Or will she surrender to the faceless evil coming for them all?

Book one in the tantalizing Elise Michaels Series a spinoff of The Nephilim Warrior Series. 
About the Author...
K.A. Young is a paranormal/fantasy romance author that lives with her family in the South. She began writing because her mind was swimming with incredible stories that were begging to be told. Her love for reading began as a small child when she realized that a good book was an instant escape to a mystical land that could be reached anytime and from anyplace. 
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