Saturday, February 7, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Dark Siren by Eden Ashley


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Dark Siren, the first book in the Dark Siren series, by Eden Ashley! This is a reviews only tour, so each tour stop will have various reviews & thoughts on this exciting book! So...check out my thoughts on Dark Siren, then enter the awesome giveaway at the end of this post!

Check out all the tour stops, HERE!

Genre:
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Series:
Dark Siren Series, #1
Publish Date:
July 4, 2013

Synopsis:
To survive, their bond must be unbreakable.

When the mysterious and passionate Rhane rescues Kali from an attacker in the theater parking lot, they form an immediate, smoldering connection. But Kali doesn’t remember Rhane or anything from their past. As far as Kali knows, she’s just a seventeen-year-old kid coping with an insatiable hunger for the “spark” or energy of others, feeding on classmates to survive.

A unique artifact—one that may hold the key to returning Kali’s memories—is uncovered by the archaeology firm where she works part-time, sending Kali and Rhane on a dangerous journey that leads them to the Forbidden City, into the unforgiving Gobi, and into the ruins of Rhane’s ancient homeland. As they fight for survival, Kali begins to discover who she really is and the true power she possesses.

But Rhane still harbors a secret that could destroy Kali…unless old enemies kill her first.


   

If you haven't yet, read the Dark Siren series!
  


   

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**About the Author**
I’m Eden Ashley and I was born and raised in a small, sunny town in South Carolina. However, it’s the thunderstorms that inspire my best ideas. There are few things I love more than curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a rainy day, (except maybe chocolate cake. I love cake.) often reading into the wee hours of morning when something really grabs me. I pretty much love anything with supernatural elements, so writing paranormal romance and fantasy romance seems to be a natural fit.

My first novel, Dark Siren, is best described as paranormal romance artfully wrapped within a plot chock-full of action, adventure, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, while the series has evolved to become a journey of redemption and second chances as two characters understand that sometimes committing evil is necessary to protect what is loved most. I took the siren from Greek mythology (and borrowed a little from mermaid lore), creating an entirely different creature, with its own mythology, and one that Publisher’s Weekly praised for its passion and complexity. This is not just another werewolf/shapeshifter romance or vampire romance. I think this is a story that both adults and teens can enjoy, full of characters to fall in love with!



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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Well, this was definitely an interesting read. I am always intrigued in reading stories taken from mythology...especially when authors take their own spin on it. I haven't read many stories based on sirens, but I enjoyed much of Eden Ashley's unique take on the mythology of sirens.

With elements of mystery and suspense, the story keeps readers wondering about Kali and Rhane's past. Although hints are plugged in throughout, there is the intensity to find out who and what they are. The plot was easy enough to follow which also include some thrilling moments that kept me gasping. Eden's characters had strong personalities and unique characteristics. However, the depth of these characters were  lacking in some while others didn't. Moreover, the narrative itself can be confusing. It takes a little getting used to.

Then there is the cliffhanger ending that keep readers wanting more... I know I do. I felt that I wanted to know more about these characters, especially Rhane. I'm only going to assume that since it is the first book in a series, there will be more character development and history in the following books. As for the romance, again, it is only the beginning. Therefore, Dark Sirens is a good start in a paranormal romance with elements of suspense and mystery woven in.

All in all, Dark Sirens by Eden Ashley is an intriguing and interesting read that will take readers into a mysterious, yet intriguing, world of mythology
 with the author's own twist to it.

My rating:


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***The Giveaway***



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jasmine! I'm glad you enjoyed the suspense. You are right! Things will be gradually revealed and the characters will grow bolder and more colorful in the following books that continue Rhane and Kali's crazy adventures. The fourth and final book is due out this fall/winter. Thanks again for taking the time to review Dark Siren and for being a part of this tour. I really appreciate it!!

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    1. It was totally my pleasure Eden! This is a great opening/beginning for a series. I will definitely have to get caught up with this series! :)

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