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Friday, November 1, 2013

{Blog Tour} THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Angela Brown - with reviews and giveaway!

Neverlove by Angela Brown
(Shadow Jumpers #1)
Publication date: October 8th 2012
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?

This...was nothing like I expected. The first few chapters set up the different characters and that made me leery that it was going to be one of those books that jump points of view so often that I was going to get dizzy from spinning. But, thankfully, it wasn't like that at all!

Abby has been on the receiving end of physical abuse from her father for a while, with hints of sexual aggression towards her. When it finally culminates into her worst nightmare, Abby decides to commit suicide. But she's saved and given another chance...

Basil suffers from the worst kind of tiger mom, the kind who doesn't understand that there is more to life than just perfection. A good person, he is joking around with a friend, goes to help another human being, and is struck dead by a car, only to find out that his joking has bargained away his soul...

The story is deeper than these two teenagers. Father Quanlon keeps reminiscing about a woman named H'laina and another Cleanser named Kwan. There's the secretive Elders of The Society, who supercede the Church. Cleansers and Harvestors, a devil, good, bad, and the ugly. The story flowed very well, keeping me page-turning, with intense action sequences, and a sweet development of romance between Abby and Basil.

You pity Father Quanlon a bit as once again he is denied the woman he wants as she falls for another, but at the same time you're a tad creeped out that he has these feelings for a young girl when he's supposed to be such an old man. I found myself disgusted by Walter, Abby's father, and incensed when he returns to her life, albeit I did NOT see that coming.

This is one world I would love to explore more. I would love to know Quanlon's story, Lisel's story, Drakar's story. I could give two figs about Walter; may he rot in hell. But I'm definitely intrigued by Lisel and Drakar and enjoyed this story of Abby & Basil! 

They All Fall Down by Angela Brown
(Shadow Jumpers #2)
Publication date: October 1st, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Abby and Basil: New love reaches new heights as they finally give in to their lust and desire for each other.

Q: Consumed by the Devourer within and his base need to claim Abby as his own.

The crave: What it all boils down to. A crave for souls. A crave to keep love intact beyond betrayals. A crave for a second chance. A crave for power and The Fall of mankind.

“Love can conquer all” is put to the test and salvation may be impossible when they all fall down.

 THEY ALL FALL DOWN picks up where NEVERLOVE left off. Like all relationships, there is still a bit of rockiness between Abby & Basil, a few trust issues orchestrated and developed by Q, the new Devil/Devourer and his minions.

You can totally sympathize with Abby and her doubts, especially when she's shown "irrefutable" proof after she finally is able to be with Basil physically, an impressive feat given her past sexual abuse. You'd think she'd still shy away, but she is so sure of her love for Basil and his for her until...she's not. ARGH! No, Abby! Continue trusting him!

Again, I wanted more with Lisel; more history, more details on friendship with Basil & Abby, history between him and Q, etc. And then...he mentions something called the N.E.O.... well, having fallen hard for these books, I went to Amazon and LOW AND BEHOLD, Ms Brown has stories about the NEO! WOOOOO!

Ahem. Got sidetracked.

As the story develops in this novel, we learn about the 4 seals and how Q plans to orchestrate The Fall. Wonderful follow up to THEY ALL FALL DOWN which leaves you the reader wanting more in this story! Smooth-flowing writing, wonderful action sequences again, this book rolls just as quickly as the first. I definitely want more Shadow Jumpers.  

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.
Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

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Don't miss the other stops on this tour! 

October 28th
-Booky Thoughts and Me
-Escape Into A Book
-Not Everyone’s Mama

October 29th
-A Diary Of A book Addict
-Share My Destiny

October 30th
-All in One Place
-All in a Book
-All things in the cloud sweet
-Faerie Tale Books

October 31st
-My Beautiful NiteMare
-Hot Off the Shelves
-Pete de violet
-Mean Girls Luv Books
-Romance Novels in Color

November 1st
-A_TiffyFit’s Reading Corner
-book bliss
-Hardback Book Hotties

November 2nd
-Adventures in Reading
-Christine Rains – Writer
-Indy Book Fairy
-Romance with Flavor

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