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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Tour & Review with Giveaway: RUNES by Ednah Walters


Runes by Ednah Walters
Publication date: May 20th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Length: 245 pages
Edition: Ebook and Print

Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

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A_TiffyFit's Review -

Where do I begin? Okay, I have to begin with the ending. My reaction to the ending was an astounding: WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!! I scanned back a few lines and read it again.

That is one HELL of an ending, Ednah Walters! Cliffhanger indeed, please give me book two NOW!

Okay...now to the review: Raine is a high school swim champ whose father has gone missing in an airplane crash. Her mother swears he is still alive, but Raine is starting to doubt as weeks turn into months. Luckily Raine has her two BFFs, Eirik and Cora to keep her company and mind occupied. Raine has feelings for Eirik and is hoping that their relationship will finally progress into MORE. Enter the new neighbor: hot with bad boy vibes (well just because of the Harley), despite Raine's insistence she wants Eirik she can't help but to keep looking at Torin St. James....

And there are weird things afoot in her house: she is constantly hearing her mother talk to herself while looking in the mirror, her mom mutters something near her birthday about not being able to tell her alone, Torin makes strange allusions to something, even referring to her and her friends as Mortals. And Raine sees Andris covered in what can only be described as strange tattoos that get stronger and then fade. WHAT IS GOING ON?

Cora and Raine's friendship was incredibly realistic - their banter, the way they act towards one another, etc. I liked Cora a lot - sweet, spunky, steadfast friend. I liked Eirik as well, but despite his good boy persona and sweet attendance on Raine, it seemed like passion just wasn't there. They are much too buddy buddy and with Torin tossed in the mix, I was rooting for Raine to go for Torin. "Break it off cleanly and go to Torin!" Many of the interactions between Raine and Torin were attraction charged, intense, fluttery, and then left her as torn as I would've been.

I spent much of the book trying to guess the mythology, what they were, etc., and I'm pretty sure Raine felt the same way I did:
I loved this book. It kept me gripped and wanting to read more. It kept me in Reader Zone and then I started to panic as I'm watching the percentage on my kindle dwindle, the minutes counting down to how much time until I reach the end of the book, and then the ending...THE ENDING! GAH! I hope it comes out soon. 

Highly recommended!


About the Author:

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at www.ednahwalters.com or www.ebwalters.com.

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