Friday, June 29, 2012

Ordained Blog Tour and Giveaways! By Devon Ashley

Have you been following the Ordained blog tour? Well you need too! Author Devon Ashley is giving away Three (3) paperbacks of the book, Five (5) eBooks and Ten (10) signed bookmarks! How do you get this awesome swag you ask? Just follow the tour HERE and visit the participating blogs for your chance to enter! 

Title: Ordained
Author: Devon Ashley
Series: The Immortal Archives #1
Genre(s): Paranormal>Vampires
My Rating:
Normally, the school creates the hunters - not the monsters. Abby Sorrensten likes to play rough. Ripping the horns off the foreheads of demons, manipulating lightning and setting things on fire with the flick of your wrist can give you a serious rush. So she probably wasn’t the best choice for the Order’s experimental training program. Thirteen years of isolation, lack of affection and a bruised and broken body from horrendous training sessions creates more than just an exceptional fighter. It creates an evil within - an evil responsible for several deaths the night she left. Two hundred years later Abby resurfaces as the very thing the Order trained her to kill: a vampire. A mythical demon has set his sights on the school and only the ordained hunter has the powers to face it. Unbeknownst to the Order, Abby’s their precious ordained one and their only chance for survival. As much as she would love to leave them hanging, she’s not willing to risk the life of Emily, a fellow friend and hunter also fed up with the organization. But for Abby, locking herself away in a fortress with angry descendents of those she killed causes suspicions and tensions to run high. Abby must learn the demon’s weaknesses for battle before the Order learns hers.

It seems to me that with a topic so many author's write about...(Vampires), you have to do your best to distinguish yourself from the crowd and throw new twist at the audience. Devon Ashley has done just that!

I believe my favorite part about Ordained were all the layers to the story. The book follows Abby but you also have many other characters and stories that are essential to the main plot of the book. Abby is a Kick-Ass heroine who has had a very hard past and yet over came her demons to become a fantastic fighter. Many readers will love reading about Abby and the struggle she must go through. 

The author really gave a strong back-story to all her character so that you not only got to know them...but got to know why they are the way they are. This is a very important aspect to a reader bonding with the characters so the book has an even greater impact.

All in all I would have to say that Ordained is a great paranormal read with lots of internal struggle and even more action. Please add this book to your "To-Read" shelf today!

This cover is fabulous! A strong and intriguing woman ready to kick some butt! I also loved the font of the title. I have seen many beautiful covers where the author picked a horrible font and it ruined the cover for me. Ordained's cover is beautiful in picture and in font. I am giving this cover an A.
I recommend this book to paranormal lovers with a thing for vampires. If you loved this book I suggest trying  Angel's Pain by Maggie Shayne.

About the Author

I'm a Microbiologist, a mom, a wife and an Indie Writer. I currently have two series available on the market and a third I'm currently writing. I'm proud to say that Ordained has recently won an award for Best Fantasy and Metamorphosis was named Best I've Read 2011 by readers.


Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

Cassie: Great review of Ordained. I like a good vampire story once in a while.
I saw you on Writer's Digest and came to check out your blog. It looks great!

Andrea Diaz said...

Hey there! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! For more info on the award, please visit my blog. :)

J H Myn said...

Hi Cassie,

Great review! Just followed you :)

J.H. Myn

Leigh Ann said...

Hey there! I'm blog hopping and I stumbled upon yours. New follower! I have a couple giveaways going on right now if you would like to enter, one only has about 5 hours left! Just click on the giveaways tab to check them out. I hope that you can stop by for a visit! Here's the link if you would like to follow back: MaMa's Book Corner Have a great weekend! :)

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