Dec 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Blood Crave Series by Christina Channelle Review, Soundtrack & Giveaway

Dahlia by Christina Channelle
(Blood Crave Series, #1)
Release Date: December 21, 2012
Publisher: Christina Channelle; 320 pages

What would you do if your dreams were more than just dreams?

When you knew in the depths of your soul that you were unlike the rest?

For seventeen-year-old Dahlia Winters, this is her truth. Her coping mechanism is to simply forget and deny the strangeness that is her life. Orphaned, her past remains a mystery. Now residing with a foster family, she finally feels normal—or attempts to. Yet, dreams continue to torment her. Not only consumed by visions of miraculously healing wounds, but of a lust for something she should never naturally crave.

Then a green-eyed stranger enters her life echoing her inner thoughts and voicing warnings about others wanting to harm her. He knows things about her that no one should possibly know, and he awakens her in ways she never expected.

This leads Dahlia to discover who she really is, for she is more than just human. With this newfound knowledge, and the elements suddenly fighting against her, she finds it hard to trust anyone. And as she finally awakens and comes to grips with the power she possesses, she fights to stay alive.

Before the world, as she knows it, ceases to exist.

Dahlia started out as a mystery that slowly was unavailing throughout the story, but we still don't know everything piece to this puzzle, but that's why this is a series, and not a stand alone book. I really enjoyed this book from the first page to the last page. It pulled me in and kept me thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. A very different world, with both fallen angels and vampires. Different twist, but believable and fun twist!

We start out learning alla bout Dahlia, and her past, or what she can remember of it. We learn about her weird/strange dreams, and why she keeps to herself, and that her upbringing was far from pleasant. Finally, she's placed with a foster family, as a teenager, and things start to look up for her, or so she thinks. 

People are watching Dahlia, but are they good or are they bad? At first, you honestly have no idea, but once you get to know them more, and get to know Greyson, you can see the fight inside of him, and reading about his story along with Dahlia's, it draws you in and hooks you.

This is a great first book for a series, and it leaves you wanting more, and leaves you with more questions then answers, but that just makes reading the next book even more enticing.

Fallen Tears by Christina Channelle
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Publisher: Christina Channelle; 75 pages

We left off from DAHLIA with only a name--a name that is the next piece to the puzzle. A name that will eventually, "lead us to him." But before we delve into the continuation of the Blood Crave Series, let's answer the question that's been on all our minds.

Who is Rowan?

This 21,000 word novella answers that question, and of how Rowan has come to know the vampire with pitch-black eyes.

So, this one is a novella in The Blood Crave series, and we are introduced to a few new characters. Everything fits in together, and its relatable to Dahlia, just a different place and different people, and takes you along these new characters journeys.

I have to say, I feel in love with Kaji, just as Rowan did. He was exactly what she needed when he found her alone, homeless and just a child. He provided her with what she needed to survive, but of course, people like Kaji can't have happy endings...ever.

I love the story between Rowan and Kaji and they worked together so well, I just wanted to read more and more about this story, thankfully this was a little preview for the next book in the series! And I needed to know what happened after this last, heartbreaking moment in this book!

Release Date: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Christina Channelle; 304 pages

Dark. Night. Death.

Things Rowan has been trying to avoid for the many years since she was first turned. Her choice: to sleep away the darkness; it beats having to deal with the craziness of life. Or rather, death. However soon after awakening, she stumbles upon a lone figure whose presence is shrouded with mystery.

She assists him in his search for answers making it even more difficult for Rowan to forget her past. She realizes she can’t hide forever as she is literally being sucked back into her chaotic world: a world where both fallen angels and vampires exist, manifested on earth as lapsus and lamia.

Not particularly … friendly with one another.

Rowan struggles to resist her hunger as a demon vampire while dealing with unwanted desires for a fallen angel from the past: a relationship that could only spell trouble. Not to mention the unresolved feelings she still has for a loved one from long ago.

While all of this is happening, they must all seek the hidden evil that hunts them—for there’s an ancient fighting to wake up and destroy everything Rowan holds dear.

This book was intense, from the get go. There are so many things I love about this book, I am not even sure where to start. First I will start with the covers. For Fallen Tears, Rowan is also on that cover, pre-transition. I like the idea that as she is transformed into a vampire, everything pales. It is a different twist I have not read about before, and I felt that it made this character and series different but awesome.

So many different elements come together in this book, it is just AMAZING to me that the author thought of these things careful and connected them all together. There are always little elements that are consistent throughout book series' but this was done so well, I still am gushing over it. One word, from this book that made me smile, SAM! The author knows exactly what I am talking about. There are so many little connections after that, that is just brings all books (1, 1.5 & 2) together.

The interaction between Remy and Rowan is awesome. Their tension and frustrations and stupid-ness is just written so well, and you don't get frustrated reading about it, you just hope it ends up working out in the best way it can. There is so much I want to say, but I don't want to spoil anything, I am just so happy I found this series, and am DYING for book #3. This series has been an enthralling, captivating read!!

Book Soundtrack
Help, I’m Alive - Metric
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt
How to Save a Life - The Fray
One Life - Hedley
You Found Me - The Fray
Don’t Speak - No Doubt
Broken Strings - James Morrison & Nelly Furtado
Heart Attack - Trey Songz
Stay - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
Teeth - Lady Gaga
New Divide - Linkin Park
Secrets - One Republic
Shiver - Shawn Desman
Angel of Mine - Monica
Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine

About the Author-
A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing. You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer. When not writing, Christina spends her free time at the movies, listening to music, or eating sushi. She’s a reality TV junkie and has a close relationship with many characters on TV that have been a topic of many heated discussions among friends. She resides in Ontario, Canada.

Dahlia will be on SALE until the end of December for $.99!!

1 comment:

  1. this looks really good thanks for the chance to win


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