Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stiched by Samantha Durante (Blog tour, Giveaway, Review and More)

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Release Date: August 1st 2012

Series / Stand Alone: Book #1 In the Stitch Trilogy Series

Genre: Paranormal Romance and Dystopian Sci-Fi

Purchase Links: Amazon eBook or Paperback
What is this book About?
Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move.
Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence.  

In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees – and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell – Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless.  But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.

Because what Alessa hasn’t figured out yet is that she’s not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university’s idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface…

The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.


Alessa could see the flash of doubt in his eyes, but only for a moment before he set his jaw.  “Listen, he needs to learn sometime.  I can’t hold him off anymore – he wants a part in this, and I can’t protect him forever.”

Alessa’s head thrummed with apprehension – she had a very bad feeling about this – but she knew she couldn’t change his mind.  She stepped forward and grabbed hold of his shovel, locking her eyes with his.  “Just be careful.”

He smiled brightly, suddenly cocksure.  “You know I’ve got this.  Don’t even worry about it.”

His grin was meant to be reassuring, but Alessa knew better.  If there was one thing she’d learned here, it was that nothing was ever as it seemed – and there were no sure bets.

“Be careful,” she reiterated, the undercurrent of fear sharpening her voice.
 “I’ll see you tonight,” he replied, intrepid as ever.  “Bring your appetite.”
My Rant:
AMAZING…… This book takes you on a journey that would make your head swim. I mean in a good way. I have never read a book like this before. It was easy for me to become attached to the main character Alessa. She had a lot going on in her life starting from the death of her parents onto her ability to see ghost, But not just any ghost. An attractive young man name Isaac that has captured her heart in ways that is unfounded by the character herself. Isaac, displays the same emotions as Alessa but the meaning for the emotions are left unclear until the true story unravels itself and boy did this book unravel me.  I mean, I am still in awe as I am writing this. The author wrote this book from the POV of Alessa and Issac so that you can feel what they felt throughout the story. There is a rush of emotions you experience as you go through the back-stories to figure out why the characters ended up they way they did. But what threw me for an unexpected surprise was the turn of events.  While reading this book you become entrapped in a ploy. You think the story just lie’s between two lovers that are trapped in to different dimensions of time longing and loathing to be with each other and then bam the reality hits and everything you thought was happening turns out to be a complete sham. Everything is a lie. When the wheels begin to turn you become even more entangled in the story.  What seems to be reality is not and you have to work your mind around to except the truth. I was in complete shock. Literally.  I mean, I really have to discuss what I am feeling about this book. Its like waking up in a dream that is a dream and in your dream you are still sleeping. How do you wake up three times without really waking up.  Does that make sense? Probably not….  I feel confused but in a good way. Through all the twist and turns in the book you feel compelled to want to know more. Isaac and Alessa just give you that needed strength to keep pushing on through the story because now you are hell bent on finding out who is the mastermind behind the madness.  Although the book started out slow this story ended up for me as one of the most creative stories I have read and I really enjoyed the plot.
My Recommendation:

I gave this book 4 out of 5 purple rant hearts and would recommend this book to anyone that loves a paranormal romance with a sci-fi twist. 

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.
About the Author
Samantha Durante lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Sudeep, and her cat, Gio. Formerly an engineer at Microsoft, Samantha left the world of software in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and a lifelong love of writing. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Samantha is currently working full time for her company Medley Media Associates as a freelance business writer and communications consultant. Stitch is her first novel. 

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