Elemental Blog Tour
Welcome to a fantastic 3 book tour! Although there are 3 books in the series I have read only one them, Earth by Shauna Granger. Not only can you read all about the books here, but there is an AWESOME Rafflecopter giveaway linked below and the prizes are killer!
Check out the rest of the tour! Here is the link to the blog tour schedule:
Earth (Elemental #1)
Release Date: 05/01/11
Summary from Goodreads:
Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.
Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it’s only a ploy to draw her out; she can’t let someone die because of her.
Earth links: (PS, the kindle version of Earth is free for a limited time only!)
What did I think?
First just let me say that I took a huge leap of faith reading this book. I wasn’t quite sure if I’d like it, but my tastes have really changed and I thought I’d give it a chance. I mean, three friends with powers connected to the elements? Can we say “The House of Night Series?” Not really! This series really has no other books out there that I can compare them too.
Shauna created such a real group of friends, who just happen to have special powers. I love how in the beginning of Earth, Shanya tries to save Tracy from her abusive boyfriend. Just the guts she had to stick up for Tracy hooked me immediately!
And the end? Wow! I obviously cannot tell you what happens, but know that it is very well written:)
Release Date: 10/31/11
Summary from Goodreads:
It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy control his magical abilities she realizes it might be the biggest mistake of her life.
Water (Elemental #3)
Release Date: 06/19/12
Summary from Goodreads:
Book Three in The Elemental Series
Shayna’s first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.
Compelled to answer the sirens’ call, the boys of Shayna’s town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it’s too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.
Fire, book #4 in the Elemental series is coming soon!
Meet the Author
I don’t do well talking about myself. So as basics go, I have recently self-published the first two books in my Elemental Series, Earth and Air, Young Adult Urban Fantasy novels. Look for the third installment, Water, coming in 2012!
I have been working on the Elemental Series for the last four years and plan for it to be a 5 book series. It was a hard decision to self-publish but it’s been an exciting and terrifying ride.
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And to my readers (or fans of my covers), I have beautiful bookmarks that I would love to share with you. If you’d like one, drop me a note with your contact info and I’d be happy to send you one!
There is a signed copy of each paperback, Earth, Air and Water and a matching bookmark for each. There is a mini Jack-o-lantern (that I carved) and an awesome, sparkly candle (electric) and some fun Halloween treats that include candy, stickers and copy of one of my favorite Halloween movies, Monster House. (US only)
3 other winners will also receive a ebook from the series, winner’s choice from Earth, Air or Water. (Open Internationally)