vrijdag 11 mei 2012

Misty Evans – Soul Protector – My first blog tour, with giveaway!

Misty Evans

Misty Evans has two paranormal stories in upcoming anthologies, including Entangled, of which all proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Her Witches Anonymous series has garnered many 5-star reviews and was dubbed a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read. Both the Super Agent Series and the Witches Anonymous Series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists.

She is currently at work on the first book in her new Kali Sweet series. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband of twenty-two years and their twin sons. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at www.readmistyevans.com. Like her author page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

Where To Find Misty:

website: http://www.readmistyevans.com
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/mnoJz6
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/readmistyevans
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/m8jgVZ
Yahoo! Group: http://yhoo.it/kZcB2e

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To follow the blogtour:

April 30th- Reading The Paranormal-Review
Over A Cuppa Tea Review
May 1st- (Release day!) Reading The Paranormal Excerpt
May 2nd A Buckeye Girl Reads-Review
May 3rd Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books-Excerpt
May 4th A Buckeye Girl Reads- Character Interview
Ramblings of a Caffeine Addicted Writer- Excerpt
May 7th My Eclectic Bookshelf-Excerpt
May 11th Boeklogboek-Review
May 12th On The BroomStick -Review/Character Interview
May 14th Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks-Excerpt

Read my review:

The second book in the Lost Worlds series, published May 1st, 2012.
Genre: paranormal romance. This series also has Native American mythology, ghosts and suspense.

Soul rotector

Dr. Nathan Hunter has forty-eight hours to save his job and find the missing Salt Coast Clan, a lost civilization locals believe is a myth. When ancient human remains turn up at the site of a new state water project along the Oregon Coast, he’s sure the lost tribe is real. Before he can examine the bones, however, a pretty female lawyer gets an injunction to stop him.
Nila Willopah sees ghosts. After failing to help a young boy cross over to the afterlife seven years ago, she hung up her shaman’s cape, left her family, and went to college to pursue a law degree. Three days before the bar exam, she’s summoned home by her grandfather to defend a sacred burial ground from a billion dollar state water project.
Although her soul is in danger from the unbound spirits unearthed at the site, Nila is the one person who can stop the project and protect her ancestors’ last resting place from Dr. Hunter. She’s also the only one who can help the angry spirits cross over.
Nila suspects the sexy anthropologist is hiding a dark secret behind his clear blue eyes and skilled hands. A secret she wants nothing to do with. But when one of the ghosts latches onto his soul, Nila must set aside her fears and suspicions and once again enter the world of spirit communication to protect him.

Even if saving his soul means sacrificing her own…

Dr. Nathan Hunter is an anthropologist, and he has wanted his whole life to finish his fathers dreams, and find the prove of existence of the Salt Coast Clan, an old Indian Tribe that went missing a thousand years ago. He wants to find out what happened to wipe out a whole civilization. His father has found some bones and an old pottery shard many years ago, and no one has been able to match it to anything else, and Nathan swears the bones are whispering to him. If only he could understand what they were saying!
When over the years, his father or anyone else could find the proof they were looking for, his fathers reputation got trashed, and even Nathan disproved him academically. But still, he is searching for a clue, anything at all, which is why he has taken a sabbatical from the university.
A big and mighty electrical company is busy with the installation of some new waterworks in the vicinity of Wolf Creek, Oregon. A sudden earthquake has put their plans on hold, as hundreds of ancient bones have been unearthed, among with tools and pottery, the remains of an ancient civilization. As Nathan was working in the vicinity, the company has hired him to date the remains, and find out who they were, and if this is truly a sacred Indian burial ground.

The local tribe, The Fire Path Nation, lead by Rides The Wind, who is also Nathan’s nemesis as he has refused all his requests to do research on their lands, claim the remains are from their ancestors, and are sacred. They want to re-bury the bones as soon as possible, and lay the spirits to rest again. Just when Nathan has started, the Indian Monitor arrives. Not an elder from the tribe, but a very pretty young female lawyer. Nathan distrusts and dislikes lawyers, especially pretty young ones.

But Nathan can’t hide his attraction from Nila, nor his concern for her when she almost faints after seeing the bones lying in the open. The lawyer from Swift Water wants it all sorted out as fast as possible, but Nathan sees his one chance at redeeming his father’s good name, and his own, and finally find out the truth about the missing clan. Unfortunately for him, the judge who granted Swift Water permission, changes his mind, and forbids Nathan to do his work the next day. While trying to persuade Nila, and the tribe, to change their mind about him doing his work on at least a few of the bones, Nathan experiences some strange things. Is Nila right after all, are there spirits attached to the bones? Angry spirits bound on possessing him? Nathan really has trouble believing in her, a lawyer and a shaman? His logical mind refuses to at first, but he cannot longer deny what he sees and hears when she is near.

Nila never wanted to come back home, especially not to encounter so many angry spirits. Her soul is still wounded from what happened seven years ago, and she is in very real danger from them. But when she sees that Nathan is the target of the spirits anger, she is determined to keep him safe. She can see in his aura that he is closed of of his own powers, and that he is still grieving over something. Can he open up in time to work with her to lay these spirits to rest?

Things get even more complicated when Keva Moon Water appears at her grandfather’s home. There is something strange about that woman, and she says to be related to the people whose bones are found. How will they find out the truth?

Misty Evans sure has a way with words. Even though I found the ghost parts scary at times, I kept on reading. I had to know what would happen next, how Nila and Nathan could survive the anger of the ghosts. And if you know me a little, you know I don’t do scary. It gives me nightmares.
I liked Nila. She wants to be a lawyer instead of a Shaman for her tribe, but when her grandfather, Rides The Wind, calls her back home, she comes immediately. Even though the bar exam is in two days time. She cannot refuse to help her people, even though she doesn’t believe in herself anymore. But together with Nathan, she starts healing her souls, and her powers are getting stronger. She is getting more confident again, but the sheer multitude of the spirits is dangerous.
And then there is Nathan. A very fit professor in anthropology and archeology, who is on his last dime and really needs this job. He loves his job, but he is also strong and confident, and courteous. He does not take advantage of Nila when he has the chance, but is a real gentleman. But don’t fear, there is one really good lovescene in the book, and just where I like it, over the halfway mark. And of course some love in the last few pages of the book. I like it when the hero and heroine get to know each other before they fall into bed.

As stated, I really like Misty Evans’ writing voice; she totally draws me into the story. She has a vivid way of describing things, for instance the landscape of the souls. And she keeps surprising me when I think what will happen next. Especially the end, which was fun. The whole book takes place in only a few days, so everything has to happen fast. But I still kept believing in the romance.

8 stars.

And now, time for the giveaway!
Misty is very generously giving away one e-book copy of Soul Protector, or the first book in the series, Soul Survivor to the lucky winner! How can you win this lovely book? Simple, just leave a comment on this post, tell us what is your favourite book with ghosts, or if you have not yet read one, your favourite movie with ghosts, and do not forget to leave me your email address so I can contact you. You don’t have to be a follower this time, but I do appreciate it.

This giveaway is open internationally, and ends on May 15th!

Please take note: The only formats available are .pdf and .epub!

© 2012 Reviews by Aurian

10 opmerkingen:

  1. I love finding new authors, and Misty Evans, you sound like just the type of books I love to read. I'm going to go check out your webpage now, too. Thanks for the post, Aurian!

  2. This book kept surprising me as well. Never knew what to expect next.

  3. Oh this sounds like a book I would really like. Even though it had ghosts in it, I'm glad you seemed to enjoy it as well. Makes me more curious!

    Let's see... my fave ghostie stories have been in the Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens. Love those books.
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. Sounds like an interesting read.
    My favorite book series with ghosts is the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane.


  5. Sounds like an interesting read.
    My favorite book series with ghosts is the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane.


  6. Yay first blogtour :) And you did well! :)
    I have only read a short story by her

  7. Congratz on your first blogtour!!! I love archeology, I love the native American culture, I love romance...what's not to like for me in Soul Protector??!!

    Books with ghosts hmmmm *crunches brain* ooohhhh, I know...don't read many but Kresley Cole with Dark Needs At Nights Edge :)) And of course the movie Ghosts is one of my alltime favorite movies :))

  8. YEAH! *doing the blog tour dance* (seriously all my dances look like snoopy on crack)!

    Books with ghosts: My current favorite is the Amanda Stevens trilogy. Though the Heather Graham Krewe books are a close second :)

  9. I loved my first book by Lynn Kurland - Stardust of Yesterday. Kendrick de Piaget was a beautiful ghost and an even better "real" man!

    So I'm open to books with ghosts and your review makes this book look very interesting, Aurian! I'll be keeping an eye out for Mysty's books.

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