Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hold Tight blog tour: review and giveaways

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Hold Tight (Embrace, #2) by Cherie Colyer
YA paranormal romance
Publisher: Omnific Publishing (publication: August 20, 2013)
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What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resist...and there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.

The first book:
Embrace (The Embrace Series #1) by Cherie Colyer
Release: December 2011
Young Adult Paranormal Romance

How far would you go to save the people you love?

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.

About the Author

Cherie Colyer is the author of YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE (available now), and HOLD TIGHT (August 2013), from Omnific Publishing. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on writing, book and special offers. 

Author Social Media Links:
Website | Facebook | Twitter - @CherieColyer

I liked Embrace, the first book in Cherie Colyer's engaging YA series, so much I read it twice. When I saw the tour for the second book in this series, signing on was a no-brainer. What I enjoyed so much about Embrace--truly likable characters, a fascinating take on the supernatural (in this case, witches), a driving plot, and a sweet, realistic romance--can be found in Hold Tight as well. The author informs us on what happened already so readers who aren't familiar with book one don't have to worry (but I would advise you to read Embrace, it's worth it).

One of my favorite YA witches, Madison, is back. Since she just embraced being a witch, watching her become frustrated when she wants to dabble more but has to watch her brother is realistic and funny. Housework? Sure, she can handle that with her newfound powers. But in doing so she invites trouble, literally. She begins a spell to call on a fairy to handle her chores but stops midway. Oh no. That beginning spell already opened up something and now Madison has to deal with two fae. Her dilemma? Which one dos she trust? Is Brea trustworthy or her brother, Reed? Are any of the fae? Of course, boyfriend Issac, friends Kaylee and Josh return to help Madison out. I really liked the blending of magic, spells, the fae, and being a witch, but besides all the hocus pocus we also get to see this group as real teens handling real human issues as well.

The author not only keeps us intrigued with these new developments in Madison's life, she adds in some nifty twists involving a demon. Poor Madison has to deal with two hot guys, a demon, her brother, life as a teen girl and witch and homework. If paranormal is your favorite genre, I cannot recommend Cherie Colyer's Embrace series enough. The allure of magic, the realism of human life, all combine into an addicting series. Embrace sets the foundation and Hold Tight only improves upon an engaging story.

Rating: 4
Cover comment:
I love the redesign of the covers for this series. Attractive and fitting!

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

Tour Giveaway: 
(2) Print Copies of Embrace and Hold Tight- US/Canada
(10) eBooks of Embrace (emailed in PDF, mobi and epub ePack) – International 
Approx. value = $70.50 USD
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour and for reviewing Hold Tight. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the series. :)