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Jul 9, 2012

Blog Tour: ARC Book Review: Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue Series Book 1) by Karice Bolton Plus a Paperback, $50, $15, $10 Amazon GCs and Arrowhead Necklace Giveaway!

Hi my lovely followers! I'm back with another blog tour! Today, I'm reviewing Lonely Souls, the first book of The Witch Avenue Series by Ms. Karice Bolton. Plus there's an awesome giveaway from the ever generous author of this book. This blog tour was organized by AToMR Blog Tour.

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher:  Bulldog Press (June 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477659188
ISBN-13: 978-1477659182

Book Blurb:
It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.

When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.

With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.

My Thoughts:
As I said on my intro up there, Lonely Souls is the first book of Witch Avenue Series by Ms. Karice Bolton. This isn't the first book I've read from Ms. Karice Bolton but I must say that I enjoyed this book more than I did the last one. I believe that she has improved as a writer and it's really fascinating to see.

For this book review I decided to make a bullet list of what I liked and what I didn't.

What I Liked:
  • What attracted me to read this book on the first place is its amazing book cover. You must admit that it practically screams "Read Me". I do appreciate good book covers and this one definitely made the list. I also appreciate and loved the fact that the beautiful dress that the girl wears on the cover is significant to the real story. 
  • The characters are really nicely played out in this book. Triss is somewhat frustrating at first but you kind of sympathize with what she's going through. You could feel her grief, disbelief and confusion. And Logan is my favorite character in this book. He's steady. He understands Triss and he prioritizes her feelings and safety before anything else. He's willing to wait for her to return his feelings.
  • The romance is also nice. The chemistry is there. Although, at first, it's hard to feel but on the latter part of the book the romance was full blown and it's really nice.
  • The plot of the book is also good.  The mystery can be felt. There are also moments when you would definitely be spooked! 

What I didn't Like:
  • Sadly the pacing of the story is somewhat off. At times, the story can't maintain it's momentum. The highest and then the lowest. I can't keep up with it. When the story begins picking up and the excitement is already there, it suddenly slows down and it loses its momentum.
  • Some scenes are rather insignificant. There were a few little scenes that were a bit long and it drags. I felt that the book could have been better without those scenes.
Overall, despite those little glitches, I still enjoyed reading Lonely Souls (The Witch Avenue Series Book 1). It still belongs to my good reads list! Karice Bolton wrote a very nice paranormal romance book with good looking witches with their powerful and dangerous wands. If you want a good paranormal romance that can make you feel the mystery, romance and can spook the hell out of you while reading it, then I recommend that you try this book because this is definitely for you.

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Author Bio:

Karice Bolton is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author living in the Pacific Northwest. All three books in The Watchers Trilogy are available now, Awakening, Legions, and Cataclysm. Lonely Souls, which is the first book in her new series Witch Avenue, released June 2012.

Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the cutest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print. 

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This giveaway is open internationally! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join!

 1st prize
    *paperback copy of Lonely Souls
    * $15Amazon Card

2nd prize

    *paperback copy of Lonely Souls
    * $10 Amazon Card

Grand Prize
    * Arrowhead Necklace
    * $50 Amazon card
    * paperback of Lonely Souls

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  1. Novels On The RunJuly 09, 2012 8:48 AM

    Great honest review! I have this to read for blog tour. I am looking forward to seeing what I think:D

    I have sent you an email for the TAsk2 in #daemoninvasion if you are still happy to play along:D

    Have a great day!


  2. Thanks for dropping by! And yes, I received your email. I'm actually thinking on how to do those things on the list but I'm still on!

  3. The book sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

  5. Lori @ Romancing the DarksideJuly 09, 2012 10:20 PM

    Great review...the cover really draws you in!

  6. Thanks for dropping by! And yes! I agree with you! The cover is really good! :)

  7. Thanks for dropping by and liking it! :)

  8. breath of lifeJuly 10, 2012 4:00 AM

    Wow.. First of all let me say your blog is great the review was awesome, Will diff. check the book out more, and your review gave me just enough to want to read more. Awesome!!!

  9. Jessica RodriguezJuly 10, 2012 5:15 PM

    sounds good, thanks for the review and giveaway!

  10. Great review! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'm really excited about this book :)

    Awesome review! You're blog is great!!

  12. I have been discovering quite an interest in paranormal romance as of late. Thank you for your great review. I will have to check this one out.


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