Saturday, June 1, 2013

Severed Ties Book Tour, Review and Giveaway

Title: Severed Ties 

Author: Angie Skelhorn

Genre: Paranormal/YA

Publisher: Damnation Books

Release Date: Dec 1 2012

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Synopsis: By the use of divination and magic, some ties can never be severed. 

In the beginning, by the light of the Full Moon, Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing, they pack their bags and head to the inner city to find her.

Frankie, afraid for her own safety, has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas—as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting—they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
Book Excerpt:  Sandra sat on the edge of the bed, and then stood.  She retrieved her tarot deck; Frankie, her playing cards.  Each held their deck face down in one hand and covered with their other hand.  The two paused to become calm and centered. While they shuffled their deck in unison they spoke, “Spirit Guide, reveal to me, am I carrying out the right action in finding Candice?  Please reveal to me that which will be, one…two…three…”      

       Calvin relaxed on the couch.  He watched them, listened as he attempted to take in what they were doing.  Suddenly, the ceiling light blinked on, then off.  He felt the room chill.  He looked upward and could see an orb shine in a rich glow float through the window.  He didn’t know what to think.  He just stared at it, and said not a word.  He observed the orb brilliant and illuminating quietly with slow glide of movements move through the room and then descend.  He became alert to the sparkles of white and gold orb presence transform.  He could barely make out the faint image of an older woman.  Her aged hair in a tight bun dressed in a long billowing cotton coat float between Sandra and Frankie.  He watched in disbelief as she transformed back into a barely there visible orb.

My Rant:

Magically intriguing, this book was a quick and short read for me, I could not put this book down at all until I finished it. I read the book in one sitting. The author leaves you guessing about the twist and turns of the plot. Candice, Frankie and Sandra were different completely and their difference led to and interesting story.  But what touched me the most was their friendship which was truly heart felt throughout the book. When Candice goes missing the plot really takes off. You feel for Candice deeply because of her struggles. Some times when you go through things that have a severe impact on you its hard to live a straight and narrow life.

I always say its harder being a good person everyday, it so much easier to be bad. That’s why we need to surround ourselves with the people that do care about us. So that we can refrain from those negative impulses.  Frankie and Sandra are those true friends that you would want to have in your corner ish is going down. Because those girls go above and beyond to make sure they protect each other and you don't see many friends these days that have those qualities.

Severed Ties was quite the emotional ride. I had to admit I did get teary eyed during some parts of this story. I couldn't help it. You all know me, I am such a crybaby but I enjoy the books that tug at your emotions especially when you can connect to the characters pain, struggles, joys etc. I feel like I made that connection to these girls while the author painted the vivid picture of their story.

Oh and lets not forget, Calvin who was just the guide these girls needed to help them find their friend, he added quite some flavor to the story.  What a hunk, just the type a guy that girls crush over, especially if you like the ones that display some serious ink. Who could complain about that. 

My Recommendation:

Overall, I enjoyed this story and the authors writing style. I rated this book 3 1/2 Purple Rant Hearts. The story keeps you engaged and the love of friendship you encounter in this story completely smothers your heart and the pain you experience tears your heart into pieces you cant help but want to endure and experience these emotions.

 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 

My name is Angie Skelhorn and I live in Canada. My interest include tarot, and other forms of divination, astrology, spirituality, mythology and harness racing. I gear my writing toward Witchcraft and Spiritualism. I've been published in Circle Sanctuary Magazine and online at Witchvox, and

I authored No Reins and Till Death and Beyond - Publisher, Club Lighthouse Publishing. My newest release is Severed Ties - Publisher, Damnation Books- book launch December 1, 2012.

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1 comment:

  1. Merry Meet Crystal, thank you for taking part in Severed Ties RBTL Book Tour. I am so pleased you enjoyed the story I wanted told.
    Smiles and Sunshine :)


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