“Born in Flames” Blog Tour & Review

 

ebook: 240 Pages

Publisher: 48Fourteen

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Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?”

I loved this book!  Born in Flames was an easy, fun read, spellbinding and full of action. Aurora, the main character, is a great, independent and on her own two feet character. I liked how she took control of things and started doing, rather than have things happen on their own.

Her personality and sense of humour made the book fun to read even when she wasn’t as confident as I wanted her to be. The central relationship of the book, between Aurora and her childhood friend, currently best friend, Fenn, is probably one of my favorite ever. A sweet, very believable, very natural connection.

The mythology and lore the author used were particularly interesting, a novelty if you will. Add that to the consistent, beautiful world-building and you have an engaging, riveting read, from page one until the end.

I’ll say this, Knoebel has a knack for storytelling! Dropping hints here and there of what’s going on, then thrusting the reader into a whole different world; letting us in on half the secret, then making us witnesses to Aurora’s journey of discovery. All of this made Born in Flames  a page-turner.

There were small inconsistencies throughout the story, nothing major to detract from the greatness of it, however.

Also, I loved the writing. It’s beautiful, without being too flowery or turning into purple prose, easy to follow and evocative.

For me, Born in Flames was reminiscent of Rowling’s writing talent, from the world, to the atmosphere and the characters. And that’s high praise. If you’re a fan of fantasy, then you won’t want to miss this one!

~Excerpt~

“The call of the orb was strong now that it rested in my hands. A song thrummed in my chest as I felt the veins in my neck beating wildly. Looking at it now, the change wasn’t as scary as I had thought it would be. Even with knowing that I could be staring my possible death in the face. The question was—would I be strong enough to sustain these powers given to me? Maybe I was just scared of The Fates choosing my destiny, or maybe I was scared that what was about to happen would forever change my life. Either way, growing up I had always hoped that my life would mean something more than just being a foster child, but this, this was much bigger than anyone could imagine. And what lies ahead? Well if it’s anything compared to what I am going through now, then I expect my life to fall into a whole new level of crazy. And I think it may be just what I was looking for.”

 

~Book Trailer~

~Giveaway~

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  • The giveaway will run from the length of the tour.
  • This is a tour wide giveaway and there will be two winners chosen
  • Giveaway is International ( eBooks available in ePub, Mobi. or PDF format )
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older
  • The Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends, and will have 72 hours in which to respond.

~About the author~

Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side.

Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won’t let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could’ve ever meant to her.

Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determination, she was finally able to realize her dream in December of 2011 when 48fourteen offered her a publishing contract. With a HUGE yes and a happy dance, she now continues her Trilogy.

~Where to buy Born In Flames~

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