Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Giveaway with Correene Callahan!

“And out of the ashes seven warriors shall rise. Bringers of death, they shall wreak vengeance upon the earth, until shadow is driven into darkness and only the light remains.”

And so it begins, the seven are together and they will bring death and wreak vengeance upon the earth!

Afina is a wonderful heroine. She is sensitive without being weak, she’s strong without being hard-hearted, she’s loving and kind and most importantly forgiving and understanding. I REALLY liked her and found myself cheering her on as she found her way in life. She struggled with her magic as her power came to her but she never feared her power. She accepted it and moved on. She often felt like she had brought hardship to others or put them in danger, but that is the way a sensitive person would feel. But she managed to do this without being whiny or playing the woe is me card.

Xavian is tough as nails and slowly learns to let go and let Afina into his life. She snuck in under his defenses when he wasn’t looking. But once she was there, he kept her close to his heart.

This was an amazing story with so many twists and turns in it. I never felt like it was taking the predictable path. I was never sure what was going to happen next and I loved it! We have a high priestess with magical powers, deadly assassins, shape-shifting dragons, deceit from some and unwavering loyalty from others. We have secrets revealed and others yet to be discovered.

The only drawback I found with this book was the sheer amount of information I received. Since this is the first in a series there was a lot of background information for us to get in this story. There were also a lot of new characters that we had to meet. It took me some time to get everyone straight in my mind. Once that happened I was flying through the book. The following books will be easier since I already have most of the background information and know who the main players in the series are.

I am eagerly awaiting the second book in this series and I’m wondering whose story we get next. I want to know what each of their mates brings to the battle. We already know what the seven warriors bring, now we need to find out what their mates bring!

Coreene Callahan has a way with words that draws the reader into the world she has woven and not letting them go until the very end. Knight Awakened in fast paced and full of suspense. Ms. Callahan manages to keep the reader on the edge of their seats.

I have found YET ANOTHER series to follow! I am not sure how I am going to keep up with them all! On top of that, none of my authors can write fast enough to keep me from screaming with impatience! I need the next one NOW!

30 comments:

miki said...

Since i've discovered you on preternatura i'm following hoping for a new opportunity to win

thank you so much for this one!

Penni said...

This sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited to read it!

Silverlight said...

I want to read this, badly!! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth H. said...

Sounds like a great book! I found this on Amazon.com last month and immediately added it to my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee Anne said...

I don't think any of you will be disappointed. It's a great book with lots of action and plenty of romance!

Lee Anne said...

I don't think any of you will be disappointed. It's a great book with lots of action and plenty of romance!

susanmp said...

This book sounds so good that it is going on my wish list at the top!!

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Chrisbails said...

This book sounds good. Love the cover. This is also a new author for me, I love to read and always looking for new authors to check out. Thanks for the great giveaway.
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Em said...

Sounds like an excellent read, love the cover.

Bookworm Brandee said...

Always looking for a new series to start. =) Thanks for the chance to win.

Tanya said...

Out of the ashes 7 warriors will arise...sounds great. A new author to me, always on the look out for new series. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria D. said...

I can't wait to read this book - not entering the contest because I already have it. Thanks for the review

Lee Anne said...

I hope you guys like it as much as I did! The next one can't come soon enough for me!

Alyssa Susanna said...

I haven't read any of your books, Correene, but I'd love to start here! Thank you for the giveaway!

erin said...

Thanks for the great post! Sounds fantastic :)

Joy said...

I love paranormal. Thanks for the chance.
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Julianne Keller said...

I've been wanting to read this book. I love the cover. I'm in the same boat, so many good series to read and I need to learn to read faster.

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Beautiful Disaster said...

I've heard so much about this book. I've read several reviews and all have given it good ratings. It's on my Christmas list unless I get lucky and win it ;)
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Lona said...

Love the cover, sounds like a great book, looking forward to reading it.

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Kristin said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

tracey said...

this book looks like a good one ty
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Jolene and Family said...

Sounds amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win

Jolene A

andieleah said...

Another series for me too...so many books so Lil time

LoonyAlana said...

It sounds like a lovely world you've created, Coreene- sounds like a reading fantasy getaway!

pc said...

This sounds like a great story and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing!
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JoAnna said...

Sounds like a great book. Coreene is a new author for me.

Laura Hill said...

Sounds like a fantastic read! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! Have a great day! ;)

Anne Consolacion said...

Thanks Correene! Happy holidays!

Vanessa N. said...

Love the cover and this one sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

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bn100 said...

Very nice review.

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