Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blog Tour: The Morning Star by Tania Penn

We are so very excited to be a stop on Tania Penn's The Morning Star book tour!! We have lots of goodies for you.... so keep reading!! :)
Being the daughter of Lucifer keeps seventeen year old Dawn Belial busy. For almost her entire lifetime, she has been trying to think of a way to free her Archangel mother, Michaela, whom her father has held captive for centuries. She's also attending high school - balancing trigonometry, history, and recruiting souls for her father along with her wicked half-sister, Venus.

There has been no time for love until she meets mysterious Gabriel, a British exchange student. As they fall in love against their will, she discovers a startling secret about him, and a shocking connection to her mother that changes everything.

My Review:
What a fantastic, quick, engaging read The Morning Star is!!! I read this book in a little over 1 day because I COULD NOT put it down!! I would bookmark.... go back... bookmark.... go back!! I would say time for bed... and end up getting my iPad back out again so I could read about Dawn!! Great job Tania Penn at writing a different spin to the whole angel/demon genre and making the characters real beings we could make connections to!

Dawn's character was intriguing to me right from page 1! I loved how she was a perfect mix of angel and demon, good and evil,  but had these perfectly normal human feelings that made her seem so genuine. Dawn was Satan and the only female Archangel's daughter. She could make fire with her hands... and caused some mischief for her dear old daddy. Underneath that beautiful demon exterior was a kind hearted, loving, thoughtful girl. I wondered the entire book which side of Dawn would she grasp onto and what side would she take? Dawn showed compassion in the only way she knew how to people she cared about. Sometimes that compassion is what led her to trouble and got her caught in traps.

The family dynamics in this book had me cracking up. If you ignore the fact that Dawn's dad is Satan, her step mother is an original succubus that Satan created himself, her half sister is an evil little vixen, and her mother is an imprisoned Archangel... oh and the boy she falls in love with.... keep an eye on him. So, take away all of those facts and Dawn is just a normal high school teenager trying to live her life and face challenges thrown her way.

I give The Morning Star 4 stars on the knock my socks off scale! If paranormal is your cup of tea.... this is a MUST read!! I am patiently.... well not really patiently.... waiting for book 2 so I can continue following the story of Dawn and what does she decide to do?!?!?!?!

Favorite Quote: This shows that Venus is evil, but she is taking up for a friend in this scene. ;)

"Twinkle, twinkle, little whore, beauty you will have no more. When you die you'll see my face, welcoming you to Hells gates." Venus chanted and taunted as she circled and spat on Marie in the face for good measure.

 About the Author:
Author of debut young adult novel, The Morning Star. Currently working on the sequel, Equinox, as well as a chick-lit, rom-com, slightly sleazy and funny story with a twist, Catching Frogs. And, because I'm loco in the roco, I've got about 12 more on the back burner. When I'm not writing I can be found kayaking, hiking, ninja-training, traveling, and taking a ferry over to the San Juan Islands to search for the elusive creature known as the "Orca." I also am constantly adding ridiculous wants, needs, must-see's and do's to my ever expanding bucket book. I covet a delicious malbec with a rare steak and make a killer salsa.

Book Trailer with author dream cast:

The Morning Star Schedule
April 1st
Itching For Books :: Review + Playlist
Salima Korri Reviewing the Writing :: Author Interview + Review
April 2nd
Curling Up With A Good Book :: Top Ten Favorite Books of All Time
April 3rd
Comfort Books ::Guest Post: The Importance of a Good Cover Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict :: Excerpt Reveal + Spotlight
April 4th
Lust for Stories :: Character Interview
Wolfel’s World of Books :: Excerpt + Review
April 5th
Sweet Southern Home :: Author Interview
A Simple Love of Reading :: Excerpt Reveal + Guest Post
April 8th
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch :: Book Spotlight
Butterfly-o-Meter Books :: Top Ten
Book Covers A Day in A Book :: Review
April 9th
Rai29BookReadNReview :: Spotlight
PR Book Reviews :: Author Interview
Book Reader Chronicles :: Spotlight
Loup Dargent :: Excerpt
April 10th
On Emily’s Bookshelf :: Guest Post (Favorite Quotes & Reasons Behind Them)
My Book Memoirs :: Review
April 11th
My Addiction to Fiction :: Review
Heather's Book Chatter :: Guest Post (Writing Inspiration)
April 12th
The Book Lover's Report :: Author Interview
April 15th
Reading Fictional :: Review
Imagine a World :: Guest Post: Writing Process
April 16th
Mission to Read :: Top Ten Songs
Reading is My Time Out :: Review
Starbucks & Books Obsession :: Review
April 17th
Jess Resides Here :: Book Spotlight
Book Crook Reviews :: Review
April 18th
The Social Potato Reviews :: Author Interview
Unraveling Words :: Book Spotlight
April 19th
A Bookish Escape :: Review
The Quiet Concert :: Review
April 22nd
Jenn's Review Blog :: Review
Musings of a Blogder :: Author Interview + Review
Have Book, Will Read :: Review + Excerpt
April 23rd
JeanzBookReadNReview :: Guest Post:
Childhood Reading Book-Marks the Spot :: Review
April 24th
Reviewing in Chaos :: Review
Kissed by Ink :: Author Interview
April 25th
Literary Meanderings :: Review
Mom With A Kindle :: Author Interview
April 26th
What's Beyond Forks? :: Guest Post: Book Playlist
My Reading Addiction :: Review
Book Angel Booktopia :: Guest Post