Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Second Sign blog tour: review & giveaway

Welcome to our stop on The Second Sign blog tour. This one is for angel fans! There's also a giveaway. This tour is presented by Supa Gurl Tours.

The Second Sign by Elizabeth Arroyo

Paranormal*Paperback/eBook, 232 pages

Published February 7th 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing

 Bred to believe in the war between angels and demons, Gabby has come to the conclusion that love is responsible for war, jealousy, and all the other deadly sins she can think of. So when she’s exiled to the middle of nowhere for getting kicked out of her fifth school for fighting, she doesn’t expect to meet Jake. Much less fall in love. But Jake is quickly drawn to the eerie beauty of her violet eyes while Gabby is unsettled by their undeniable connection. 

When a demon guardian comes to collect her soul, she refuses to give it up. She’s not a demon. She can’t be. Her father and twin brother are angels. The demon gives Gabby twenty-four hours to decide her allegiance, and then starts killing her short list of friends, leaving a message behind: She is the Second Sign. 

As Gabby and Jake begin to unravel the mystery behind the Second Sign, she learns Jake may be the key to saving her soul. But it means a sacrifice has to be made that will change their lives forever. 

About the author:
 Elizabeth Arroyo

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of five, Elizabeth spent most of her younger years as an avid reader with a wild imagination which led her to write her first manuscript at the age of fourteen. 

Her fascination with the paranormal was influenced by the vivid ghost and demon stories of her father, scaring the crap out of her. It also led her to ask the "what if" question that propelled her down the path of the fantastical. 

But, life got in the way. Elizabeth completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University and works in the community strengthening families. 

But her love of stories held, and in 2008 she found herself back into her storytelling roots and began writing again. Since then she's published a short story in SQ Magazine, countless musings on her blog - Chandara Writes (her muse), and completed three manuscripts. 

In 2012, Elizabeth signed with Sapphire Star Publishing to release her debut novel, THE SECOND SIGN, a Dark YA Paranormal Romance, slated for an early 2013 release. 

Elizabeth still resides in Chicago’s south west side with her family, a household of kids, and the bliss of chaos. The good kind. She continues to work in the community. You can follow her journey on her Blog

After finishing The Second Sign, all I can say is "Wow!" Author Elizabeth Arroyo has created  a page-turning paranormal. Refreshingly different, evil is evil, good is good and there is a place in between. That is where Gabby is. Her father, whom she's never seen, is an angel, as is her twin brother, Max. The story begins with Gabby getting into trouble at school, again, and subsequently told not to come back in the fall. Max tells her at home that they will be spending the summer at their vacation house, owned by their guardian, Adler. Gabby hates the house, yet knows she has no choice. Once there, she encounters another teen, neighbor Jake, and the reader suspects this is going to be a typical paranormal love story of a supernatural creature and human. Not so. The author has other plans.

The chilling opening chapter was well written and a precursor to a dark and atmospheric tale. The Intruder is a disturbing and intriguing creature and I couldn't wait to find out more about the reason he was around. I won't divulge the mystery here because the story is too good to reveal. I really liked Gabby and her interactions with Jake. She's tough and keeps to herself so it was nice to see her open up a bit and let Jake in. As a paranormal diehard fan, The Second Sign is worth reading and Elizabeth Arroyo is an author to watch. Even though I don't see a number after the title indicating the first book of a series, there has to be a continuation (please!).

Murder. Forbidden love. Demons. Angels. War. Like I said, "Wow!" Entertaining, mystifying, and intriguing, I thoroughly enjoyed The Second Sign.

Rating: 4

Cover comment: 
It's dark and gray and just okay for me.

Book source: 
I received a promotional copy in return for my honest review during a book tour.


  1. Thanks for the awesome review! I don't think we've seen the last of Gabby and Jake **wink, wink** lol.

  2. Thank you for telling us that!