Friday, July 26, 2013

Born in Flames by Candace Knoebel Blog Tour

Born in Flames

Born in Flames Trilogy Book #1
Publication Date-September 6, 2012
Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

10*s. I am super excited to have the opportunity to review this book and be a part of the blog tour. This is a magnificent book about Dragons and I royally loved it. I loved the characters, they were all very unique in their own ways. This book was so fast paced and addicting, I had trouble with stopping to read and do anything else. I just had to know what happened in the next chapter. This is a MUST read YA that adults will love to sink their teeth into. Thank you, Candace Knoebel, for this great opportunity!!


Embracing the Flames

Born in Flames Book #2
Expected Publication Date-June 17th
The Stone of Immortality has always been kept under the watch of the Draconta. That is, until the
betrayal of a Fate. Now everything is about to change.

Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new realm and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins.

With war on the brink, she sets out on an epic journey to not only find her mentor, but to stop her Arch Enemy, Zordon, from obtaining the Stone of Immortality. But what she discovers about him along the way is far worse than she could’ve ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be questioned, and a battle will begin.

I received an eARc copy of this book to read for a blog tour in return for an honest review. I have to say that at first the book seemed very long and drawn out and it took me longer to read than normal. I had no trouble putting it aside and reading another book. But as the story progressed, it started to get better and the action was phenomenal. I loved the action and suspense in it. The characters were still magnificent and lovable. There were times that I knew something would happen and then other times I was shocked at what happened in the story. This is a remarkable fun read for YA's to love and enjoy. A MUST read for the paranormal action types. I give this book 4.5 stars because of the lengthy beginning, but yet as the book progressed it got faster and more enjoyable to read and the awesome cliffhanger at the end.

Candace Knoebel had dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th, 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side.

Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won’t let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could’ve ever meant to her.

Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determination, she was finally able to realize her dream in December of 2011 when 48fourteen offered her a publishing contract. With a HUGE yes and a happy dance, she  continues her Trilogy.

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