Welcome to my stop on the Dark Seraphine book tour. Brought to you by Reading Addiction Book Tours. Here you can read a synopsis of the book, my review, and Excerpt, and Character Interview. I also have a bio of author Kasonndra Leigh. Don’t forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information and other reviews about this book and author.
Title: Dark Seraphine (A Lost Immortals Prequel)
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Date Published: 10/21/12
"Mom always says the angels walk among us. She forgot to tell me that sometimes they're not all fluffy and nice."Seventeen-year-old Caleb Wood has seen people he calls the walkers since he was a baby. It didn't take long for him to realize something…no one can see these strangers but him. They never stuck around or tried to touch him. And they never said a word. That was until one day on the first day of class in his senior year when an incredibly gorgeous girl strolls into his life…and things are never the same again.Soon Caleb realizes he has stepped into the middle of a growing conflict between two ancient groups. And his ability to see the invisible ones, the half breeds that want to modify the human race, just might be the only hope both he and the mysterious, but infuriating Gia have of making it out alive.
KaSonndra Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now livesin the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. She likes towrite about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Her twosons have made her promise to write a boy book next.She holds the MFA in creative writing, and loves to play CLUE,Monopoly (the Indiana Jones version), and Pandora's Box (good writer'sblock therapy). She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicatedto her grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies,Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.
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Caleb Wood Interview
What’s your favorite color?
What type of vehicle do you drive?
A midnight blue Challenger, of course. **gives me the sexiest dimple grin I think I’ve ever seen**
Describe yourself to me.
**blushes before he speaks** I don’t know. A serious kinda smart a**, I guess. Maybe too sarcastic about some things. People tell me that I wear my heart on my sleeve. That’s a pretty old term. On the physical side, I’m 6’1. I weigh around 180lbs. I have bluish-gray eyes and dark hair.
How would your mate describe you?
Um, I don’t know. Maybe she can tell you later on when you talk to her.
What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?
That’s pretty deep, don’t you think? I’d have to say Edgar Allan Poe poems. And yeah, guys can be into that kind of stuff.
What's the one thing you have always wanted to do but couldn't? What would happen if you did do it?
Well, um, I wanted to try wave boarding. I don’t know. I guess some part of me just doesn’t work in that way. I guess I just don’t do boards well at all.
Describe your ideal mate.
**gets this sexy kind of faraway look on his face after I ask this question** Right. So, she’s smart, tough, she can handle my smart mouth. Sometimes I’m not always the easiest dude to get along with. Sexy. You know. I guess I want the works.
What are you most afraid of?
Losing that person I just described in the last question.
What's the most important thing in your life?
What do you consider your special talent?
Lacrosse. I know it’s considered a cheesy sport by some people, but I’m good at it. I have another talent too, but that’s not something I can talk about here today.
How did you meet the hero/heroine?
She’s all heroine. In fact, she saves my a** more times than I do hers. Hey! At least I’m man enough to admit it, though. I’ll just say I met her in a classroom and leave it at that.
Was it love at first sight or did it develop slowly?
I didn’t know how to answer that question then. And guess what? I still can’t answer it now.
What did you like/dislike about him/her when you first met?
Well, she kinda disappeared behind this thing she calls the Veil. Man, it freaks me out when she does it. Sometimes she’ll just show up out of the blue too. But now, things are different. Something happened, and she can’t use it that way anymore.
If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
Peace, love, and happiness, my man. What else am I supposed to say? **suddenly I understand why he warned me about him being a sarcastic you-know-what**
Thanks so much for stopping by today Caleb. You seem like a really fun person.
Caleb: And thanks to you for having me on your blog today. I’ll come back and chat anytime you like.
You can check out some pictures of my boards here: http://pinterest.com/alestasia/dark-seraphine/
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KaSonndra’s Author Website: www.kasonndraleigh.com
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My Dark Seraphine Review
I am very impressed with Kasonndra Leigh’s writing. This book has a terrific plot twist, with very real feeling and lovable characters, and the feeling of needing to know now! This creates a real page turner.
I first fell in love with her writing in her other book; The Lost Immortals: When Copper Suns Fall, and Now this one. Also, there is another book after Dark Seraphine called Lost Seraphine (Seraphine Trilogy #2, due out Feb 14th) I can’t wait for book 2!. If you want to read books that are interesting and fun, entertaining and really flow well, then you will want to pick up her books.
I just went into this book really knowing nothing. I spent about ¾ of the book trying to figure out what Gia was, and the others that Caleb called the Walkers (people only he can see, but not ghosts) It sure was a surprise when I did find out! But I am not telling you!!
I enjoyed this story a lot, about as much as I did Kasonndra’s other book I mentioned. Very different in the paranormal way, than any other books I have read. (and I love Paranormal books, really it’s all I will read)
This is told from a male’s Point of View, Caleb. It took a little time for me to connect with Caleb, guess this is due to he is a 17 year old boy, and boys think a lot different than girls, and are way more immature too, kept me thinking him even younger than he is due to that, just had to adjust in my own mind. I still really liked him, and finally was able to connect. It’s all because of my own thinking, not the authors writing, as that was top notch.
I do not want to say too much about this, as I went into this with no knowledge and it was one of the best parts. The not knowing, the reading faster and faster as I just HAD to know what Gia was, as well as the others. What was happening to Caleb too. I just wanted to know. The suspense was killing me. So I will NOT be telling you what supernatural beings we are dealing with, so to keep the surprise for you as well.
I really loved Gia, she is a great girl, and very mysterious and I really felt for her. I felt of all the girls, I connected with Erica the most. She is more than she seems under her pretty exterior, and I liked that about her.
Kyle, Caleb’s best friend is a typical teenage boy, nothing special there. I also loved that Caleb’s mom was in the story some. I really hate how so many YA pretend the parents just don’t exist, it’s not believable, and this story was in that area.
I loved how Gia was able to just pop in on Caleb at anytime. Here below is a funny part with Caleb and Gia (he didn’t know her name yet here)
I undressed down to my boxers, strutted over to the showers, and reached into the first stall. Turning around, I almost swallowed my tongue. “Wow, Caleb. I gotta hand it to you. Charm is definitely a strong point for you,” the Walker said to me as I stood there in my underwear. Mortified didn’t come close to how I felt right then. I snatched my towel off the shower bar and wrapped it around my waist. “You have got to stop doing that,” I blurted. “Doing what?” she asked innocently. “Stalking me, and—and showing up like a weirdo ghost,” I said. My whole body blushed. I could feel it just like I felt the heat coming off the water in the shower. “Guys spy on girls all the time. So are you saying you don’t like it when things are the other way around?”“Oh yeah? Newsflash time. You’re not a normal girl,” I said in a low voice. I hated admitting it, but she had a point. I wanted to be the one in control. Getting stalked by a female, a gorgeous one let me add, boosted my ego by a ton, and made me feel vulnerable at the same time.
Go check out this book. It’s a great price, and certainly worth reading. Kasonndra is now one of my top 10 favorite authors.
5 out of 5 stars for me.
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Dark Seraphine Excerpt
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