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Monday, June 17, 2013

Blog Tour! The Alyx Rayer Chronicles by S.J. Pierce

Marked for Vengeance by S.J. Pierce
Series: Alyx Rayer Chronicles #1
Publication date: October 10th 2012
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Alyx Rayer’s existence in Atlanta, the eternally bustling capital of Georgia, is one of routine and blending in among the worker bees. But her ‘normal’ life is actually a fa├žade for a higher calling; she's a three hundred year old soul, encased in a human vessel and sent from the darkness between heaven and Earth to capture her Marked when summoned by her superiors.

During the initial, routine stake-out of her Marked, a dream prophet named Isaac Walsh, Alyx is thrown for an emotional loop when his allure captivates her heart from two rooftops away. The event marks the very instance when her sense of what’s right and what’s wrong is brutally challenged as her contact with him is strictly forbidden.

While already trapped between honor and desire, her emotional struggles are further challenged by a man in a black suit who continually pops up when she least expects it, his presence evoking a strange response from the scar she was branded with at birth. The scar tingles like a warning beacon, alerting her that something is amiss. Because her superiors never told her what this would mean, or much of anything except what to do when they summon, she can only conclude to try and keep her sanity, and her life, from completely shattering to pieces.

This engaging first book of the series is a Paranormal Romance novel interlaced with twists, turns, and thrilling suspense that is sure to satisfy readers of any genre.


Tethered by Fate by S.J. Pierce
Series: Alyx Rayer Chronicles #2
Publication date: November 29th 2012
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Where fate would take the both of them now, Isaac wasn’t sure, but either way their paths were irrevocably tethered."

Hurled into the midst of a holy war between the sinister fallen Angel of War and their beloved Creator, gifted humans, Angels, and Spirit  Guides unite to create a formidable, ethereal army. With the imminent battle only days away, continue to follow the story that captivated your hearts as a Protector Angel named Alyx struggles with her own inner conflicts between right and wrong, love and honor.

Passionate, engaging, and filled with surprising twists and turns -- see which path fate will lead our beloved Angel down next in this second book of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles.


Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy and Sci-fi novels. 

Even though her full-time career has nothing to do with books at all, she has always enjoyed complex storytelling with fascinating characters, and has had a penchant for the written word since grade school. As a matter of fact, her first publishing credit was a poem she wrote at the age of twelve. Why her love for writing never translated into a career, she can only attribute to 'life happens', but her wish is that she can redirect her career path into something that satisfies her creative inner-self.

This tour starts today! For this week only, the first book will be FREE and the second book only 99cents on! 
Next week, you can still get a deal as each book will be only 99 cents each!! 

A_TiffyFit's Review
Marked for Vengeance: This book was very unique! It kept me hooked without ever explaining anything in full. I thought - well, perhaps I better read the synopsis again as this is not what I originally thought it was! (I'm not a synopsis reader as I came across quite a few that gave the book away entirely! I read the blurbs to see if I'm interested in reading the book and then I dive into the book later when reading without refreshing myself on the blurb!) Anyway, so for a moment I thought I should reread the blurb, but decided to plow ahead and just keep reading. This story unfolds in spirals and reveals only vague ideas, a tiny bit at a time, while keeping you in suspense. You know that this is Alyx's third time on Earth, that she has a Marked, and that her kind only lives 3 times. She is an old soul in a young body...and really this is where I felt sad for her: she doesn't get her own full life to live. At first, I thought her Marked was someone she had to kill! But you soon learn that it is her person to protect.

Alyx and her Marked, Isaac, are likable because they are NOT perfect.  Isaac is so normal as a widower mourning his wife and whose only cares are his son and his art, inspired by his vivid dreaming. Still grieving for his wife and yet tenacious enough to hunt Alyx down after a chance encounter t ofind out who she is.

Alyx is endearing because she seems so...lost. She is a endearing mix of uncertainty and confidence, reverent and rule-breaking. She doubts herself and doesn't know her powers, but is sure enough to break the rules and desire Isaac. Her first thought when violence erupts is to protect those she loves including her friend Cindra. She doubts her abilities and yet still leaps forward on faith. It makes her human and vulnerable.

Her vulnerability combined with Isaac's genuine emotions and reactions pull the reader in fast and deep. The ending...omg I've never been happier to have a sequel in my hands already. *blows out a breath* MY KINDLE LIED AND SAID I HAD 15% MORE TO GO! I did not. :(

Tethered by Fate: These. Endings. Are. Killing. Me. KILLING ME, Ms. Pierce! The action in this book, the pace of the plot, far outstrips the first. This is to be expected as we now have our main characters and events are set in motion. Thankfully, this picked up right where we left off in book one! I really enjoyed these books.

However, the sheer vindictiveness, viciousness, and "mean-girl" pettiness of these "angels" is revolting! Where I liked Alyx's vulnerability that made her more human, these reactions made me sneer in disgust at the other Protectors. This isn't a bad thing; obviously Ms Pierce wrote this well enough to get a visceral reaction from me, the reader, including cheering when Alyx hauls off and socks... I'll let you read that part. I guarantee you'll be cheering, too.

We get added characters in this book: more Protectors, some Warriors, some gifted Humans, and some Elders. Man...that one Elder, you are going to want to punch in his mouth. I don't know...I'm not religious at all, but I kind of think of Angels as not being so...petty and vindictive. Those are not nice qualities.

My heart hurts for poor Samuel and Julie. Samuel...I guess he loves her no matter what and respects her for being forthright with him. Julie...poor Julie. And yet, it works out well that it turned out that way. I guess we'll find out more in book three.

HEY! I don't have book three!!! :( Guess, I'll be waiting with you guys. 

I get to give away one of the books in e-book format! That means...RAFFLECOPTER TIME! :)

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