Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Charmed Trilogy Blog Tour: guest post, review & giveaway

Welcome to our stop on The Charmed Blog Tour hosted by Book Monster Promotions. The Charmed is a trilogy and we are spotlighting all three books in this adult paranormal series today. There's also a guest post by author Christine Wenrick and a tour wide giveaway.

The Charmed Trilogy, Book 1

“This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream.”

Olivia Ann Greyson sees only one future for herself – to compose and perform the music she has loved since she was a child. But that future changes in an instant when a commuter train taking her to the city crashes and is attacked by, unbelievably, a coven of vampires! As the rabid creatures feed their thirst on the surviving passengers, Olivia is spared from an unthinkable fate because of the intervention of another vampire – Caleb Wolfe, a figure from her past who, for reasons he doesn’t understand himself, would do anything to protect her.

After one familiar touch, Olivia recognizes the man behind the vampire. Soon love and a powerful supernatural connection begins to grow between them. But with that connection Olivia starts to notice startling changes happening within herself, and violent events make it clear that the vampire coven which wanted her the night of the train crash won’t stop until they have her.

Time is running out for Olivia and Caleb to discover why all this is happening. And the answers they find may painfully tear their new found love apart.

THE CHARMED will be on sale for ONLY $0.99 from May 13 - 27 on: Amazon, Smashwords, and The iBookstore.

The Charmed Trilogy, Book 2

“It was the blood! The blood was somehow doing this to me!”

Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world’s most dangerous of creatures – and she’s in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life.

Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia’s training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethren. He takes Olivia to the group’s stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family’s painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about this mysterious group she has trusted to protect her – secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind. 

. . . but will it be too late?

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The Charmed Trilogy, Book 3

“You think you know him better than I do? Interesting . . . and so boringly human.”

Over a year has passed since Olivia Ann Greyson discovered that she is a Charmer, a Dhampir fated to be part of the violent supernatural world that surrounds our human one. In that time, she has strengthened herself physically, learned of her family’s secret past, and found a deep and abiding love with the strongest man she has ever met, Daywalker Caleb Wolfe. But Olivia’s biggest challenge still lies ahead of her . . .

Dark vampire lord Luther Davin has been obsessed with capturing Olivia so he can use her special gifts for his own reasons. As Caleb and Olivia try to make a new life together with their coven, the Nightwalker’s attempts to capture her only intensify and inadvertently bring an unwelcome visitor from Caleb’s past barging back into his life.

She is Caelestis—Celeste to the modern world—and she claims to be Caleb’s first and rightful mate. Although Olivia has grown confident and secure in her relationship with Caleb, she soon realizes that Celeste sees herself as no less than a goddess among mere mortals and will stop at nothing to get Caleb back—which means Olivia herself must die!

When these two threats collide and fate steps in to pull Olivia away from her new family, will she be ready for her darkest hour and her greatest battle?

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About the Author:
Christine Wenrick

Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting. 

Guest Post
Why do you write paranormal Romance?

Thanks for having me here today! I love that you guys are a family of reviewers. What a great activity for a family of women to share!

But back to your question, as a reader and an author I love many different romance genres. In fact, some of my favorite authors, Lisa Kleypas & Julia Quinn, write historical romances . . . so why am I a paranormal author then?

The Heroes!

Paranormal Heroes are almost guaranteed to have a bucketful of inner demons. If you have a strong, intelligent man, one who’s fighting to accept what he’s become, maybe with a little Alpha confidence and attitude thrown in there, you have the makings of a great hero. This perfectly describes the hero of my Charmed Trilogy, Caleb Wolfe. He’s been transformed into something he hates but he uses his newfound strength and gifts to keep safe the people who are important to him. He’s incredibly protecting and loyal . . . which is a good thing because our heroine, Olivia Greyson, somehow manages to find trouble if there is any within a fifty mile radius.

Best of all, Caleb is a committed and devoted lover. The passion and intimacy between this couple is really my favorite thing about them. And it’s between them in something as simple as the music she shares with him.

I hope you will check out my Charmed Trilogy and find one, if not a couple, of heroes to sink your teeth into and remind yourself why we love Paranormal Romances.

The Charmed literally sucked me in on the first page. Olivia, a college student majoring in music is traveling with her best friend, Sophia on a train. She sees something horrible outside and scares some of the passengers. They think she has a few looses screws but when the train collides with another and cars derail, the terror has just begun. Weird monsters begin attacking the wounded, Olivia and Sophia included. Can the two friends survive the horror they're trapped in?

I'm not telling much more about this gripping and intense book, but I will say I think fans of vampire stories will enjoy The Charmed. I liked main character Olivia, even if she made me raise an eyebrow or two at her occasional immature way of doing things. For a 25-26 year old woman, she can be naive. The new world she finds herself in is strange and yet she is able to begin adjusting to being around vampires, especially Caleb. Yes, there is an insta-love connection between them and Caleb certainly has his brood on, but they begin to work as a couple in my eyes (especially after Olivia realizes something is changing inside her). There are obstacles to face, action, a touch of romance, and other types of vamps and politics to deal with. 

The distinct vampire society author Christine Wenrick paints in this first part of the series intrigued me. I liked her own spin on the dhampir and the classifications of vampires she created which helped give this tale a uniqueness which is needed to stand out in today's crowded paranormal genre. I thought her writing was smooth, expressive and Olivia's first-person narration convincing. Even the author's secondary characters (in particular Gemma and Jax) were well-constructed. As a long-time vampire book aficionado, I recommend other fans pick up a copy of The Charmed.

Rating: 3.5

Cover comment:
Works for me, especially since it ties in Olivia's love of music.

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

Christine is giving away a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of The Charmed to one lucky winner that follows the tour. 

THREE (3) runners-up will receive an eBook of THE CHARMED.

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  1. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  2. I love these kinds of books. Thanks!
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  3. I love the covers of these books. Definitely intriguing!

  4. Can't wait to read about Caleb and Olivia. Thanks!
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