Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blog Tour: The Visitor's Series by Christy Sloat Cover Reveal: Very Bad Things by Isla Madden-Mills

  • Blog Tour: The Visitor's Series by Christy Sloat       
  • Cover Reveal: Very Bad Things by Isla Madden-Mills

We are super excited to have Christy Sloat and her series, The Visitor's, on our blog today!!
The Brown House Series-The Visitor’s Series Book # 1
Some secrets should never be revealed…

Brylee Branson begrudgingly made the excruciating move with her family from the warm sandy beaches of California to small town living in New Jersey. As if she wasn’t miserable enough, they’ve moved into a creepy old house that everyone in the area claims is haunted. Brylee dismisses the idea of ghosts and hauntings, until she begins to see and hear things that can’t be explained…

Brylee has no choice but to seek the help of new friends to unlock the secrets of this place she now calls home. But some secrets should never be revealed. Can the teens find a way to release the spirits imprisoned within the walls? Or will the curse claim them, too?

My Review:

Oh.... My.... Goodness!!!!! I could not put this book down!!! I literally read this book in a few hours, because I was so intrigued by the story line and had to figure out what happened to Brylee and her friends!! The Brown House has teen love, suspense, and had me questioning the dark!

Brylee's parents move her from sunny California to New Jersey. She is trying to adapt to a new place, make new friends, and deal with some interesting events taking place in her new home. She quickly learns that the people that live in her new town believe her house to be haunted and that the ghosts have run all of the other buyers away! Brylee makes it her mission to solve the riddle of are there really ghosts in her home or is the house just old and creepy. She soon makes new friends, falls in love, and has the adventure of a lifetime while trying to uncover the secrets of the Brown house.

I give The Brown House 4 stars on the knock my socks off scale! I devoured this book, could not put it down, and scared myself thinking I was hearing noises in my own house! I cannot wait for The Crimson Key to see where the secrets of the Brown house take Brylee, Ephraim, and Lyn!!

The Crimson Key Book 2!!!!
The Crimson Key Series-The Visitor’s Series Book # 2
Expected Publication-May 2013
The truth can be deadly.

Brylee Branson’s best friend and boyfriend have fallen victim to a horrible curse that haunts her home. With the witches who cast it dead she has no choice but to rely on the ghosts inside the Brown house to help her find a cure. But time is not on her side, because Lynley's illness is spreading rapidly.

Confused and scared, seventeen-year-old Brylee must confront a new ghost in the house she has never spoken to before. This spirit is not a Brown relative and makes no promises to help them … unless she can re-unite her with a loved one.

The fate of those she loves now rests on her. Can Brylee put the pieces of this puzzle together in time to save them? Or will the Brown house claim another victim?

The Visitor’s Series continues to scare and entice its readers with this gripping second book.

My Review:

I love how The Crimson Key picks right up where The Brown House left off!! Even though this book left another cliffhanger and there will be a 3rd book, I felt all of my questions that book 1 left were answered. What a great series The Visitor's is turning out to be!!!

The Crimson Key finds Ephraim and Lynley cursed with the spirits that were residing in the locked room in the Brown house. When Brynlee couldn't open the door, Ephraim did. When he did, the curse went to his family which is himself and Lyn. The Crimson Key finds Brynlee and her friends on the search of how to break the curse and save Ephraim and Lynley's life. Of course, it isn't that simple, and they have many journeys and adventures, heartaches and laughs, ups and downs, before they arrive at the end of the book.

Kudos to Christy Sloat for writing a series that grasped and held my attention and has me waiting on the edge of my seat for more. Once again, I give The Crimson Key 4.5 stars on the knock my socks off scale. I will be impatiently waiting the release for book 3 to see if my new questions will be answered. :)

About the Author:
Christy Sloat is a Southern California native who now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She believes that reading is a passion and it should be embraced. She is literally obsessed with reading and tries to fit as many books in as possible. She has a very active imagination and she encourages her daughters to find theirs. Christy hopes to inspire them and others to use their creativity for the use of good. When she is not writing, reading or being Mommy, you might be able to find her at a bookstore scouring the shelves. Look for her recent titles The Many Lives of Avery Snow, Ianni, The Unraveling of Avery Snow and The Brown House.

Tour Schedule:
June 2nd- Pretty in Pink Books and Reviews
June 3rd- Cu’s e Book Give Aways
June 5th- Paperrdolls
June 6th- Brianna Lee Book Review
June 7th- The Library at the End of the Universe
June 8th- My Family’s Heart Book Reviews
June 9th- Bex ‘n Books- Review of book 2
June 10th- A Little Bit of R ‘n’ R
June 11th- Reading is My Time Out 
June 13th- A Page Away
June 14th- JeanzBookNReview
June 23rd- Bawaka’s Book Fair

 Check out the cover for Very Bad Things (#1 Briarcrest Academy) by  Isla Madden-Mills!!!
Expected release date: September 10, 2013
Cover Designed by: Toski Covey Photography and Sommer Stein from Perfect Pear
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Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect…

  Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.

Book Trailer:

About the Author:
Ilsa wrote her first work at the age of twelve when she penned a little ditty about a handsome prince who had no sense. Since then, she’s written plays, poems, and numerous short stories. Very Bad Things is her first full-length novel and part of a new series called Briarcrest Academy. She graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in English. After graduation, she directed plays, worked with autistic children, helped start a children’s clothing company, and eventually had a family. Now, she spends her days with two small kids and her Viking husband. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much coffee, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash. She loves to hear from fans and fellow avid readers. You can find her on Facebook and a soon to come author website.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the awesome reviews. I hope to see them on GR :) I will keep you in mind when book 3 comes out xoxo