Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blog Tour: Elemental Series by Shauna Granger -Review/Giveaway

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Earth (Elemental #1)
By Shauna Granger
Published: 5/1/2011

Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.

Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it's only a ploy to draw her out; she can't let someone die because of her.

My Review:

I really got sucked in by this book, which is weird because I'm more of a contemporary girl.  The thing is, it flowed really good and it was based in reality, so I was into it.  I thought the Elemental powers that the 3 teens possessed were pretty kick-ass.  I especially liked that Shayna, who had the power of Earth, was the strongest since you don't really think of Earth as being a strong power.  It was cool to see how she drew strength and peace from it.  I also really liked all the detail that the author provided when it came to how these 3 do their rituals and other witchcraft-type things.  It made me feel like I wanted to go outside and mix potions like I used to do when I was a kid :)

I am very curious to read the other books in the series because this one was left so open!  And I have to say I hope Tracy is not in the other books, she kinda sucks at life!  Jensen, who is the main romantic interest, definitely had potential to be my book boyfriend.... he sounded HOT!!  But I really wanted MORE of him.  I don't feel like I got to know him very well or felt the connection that Shayna felt there.  To me he was just a pretty face.

PS- LOVE the cover (and I usually don't like covers where you can see the person's face, but this one is an exception!)

Add it to your To-Read List!
*Also Earth is available free on Kindle for a limited time, so check it out!*

How I got this book: A copy was provided for me for review

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~Books 2 & 3~
Air (Elemental #2)
By Shauna Granger
Published: 10/31/2011

It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother.

When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy control his magical abilities she realizes it might be the biggest mistake of her life.

Water (Elemental #3)
By Shauna Granger
Published: 6/19/2012

Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.

Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.

Fire (Book #4) is Coming Soon!
Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.

They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home. Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna's mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna's attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven's insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences.

In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man.

~About the Author, Shauna Granger~

I don't do well talking about myself. So as basics go, I have recently self-published the first two books in my Elemental Series, Earth and Air, Young Adult Urban Fantasy novels. Look for the third installment, Water, coming in 2012!

I have been working on the Elemental Series for the last four years and plan for it to be a 5 book series. It was a hard decision to self-publish but it's been an exciting and terrifying ride.

You can find me on Facebook.  And to my readers (or fans of my covers), I have beautiful bookmarks that I would love to share with you. If you'd like one, drop me a note with your contact info and I'd be happy to send you one!

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*Thanks to YA Bound for putting on the tour and letting me participate*

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