Monday, December 3, 2012

#Giveaway ~ Riven Book Tour ~ Reviews, Character Dream Cast of Illumine Series by Alivia Anders

Welcome to my stop on the Riven Book tour, due to be release Dec 7! I have a great giveaway here from the author, as well as my reviews for books 1 and 2. The Blurb for Riven. I also am doing a Character Casting, meaning who I think would be good to play the main characters if it was a movie.

ILLUMINE Book 1~ Goodreads
For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School.
Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.
But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

OBUMBRATE Book 2 ~ Goodreads
Essallie Hanley just wishes her life could go back to normal. But what's normal when you carry the burden of knowing you're a half-angel created for war, that the only person who can help you is a demon still waiting to kill you, and that your only chance for salvation lied in a boy who died in front of you?
If Essallie had turned her back on everything she'd learned, she could have made the most of her fractured life. That is, until Kayden told her that she's a ticking time-bomb; that at any given moment her blood could betray her, her veins burning her alive from the inside out until nothing but ash remains.
Desperate to find answers, and possibly find her only chance for survival, Essallie heads back for New York City, back to the place where it all began. With every answer comes a price, and with every price the risks and rewards become greater. But when Essallie soon finds herself the target of an unknown hunter determined to kill her, she's at wits' end. That is, until a fellow Nephilim named Ari steps in. But is Ari a piece of the puzzle to her salvation, or the promise of her demise?

RIVEN Blurb: Release Date Dec 7 Goodreads

Captured, imprisoned, and left to burn.
You know what they say- where there's smoke there's fire...
For the last two weeks, Essallie Hanley has been a prisoner, in more ways than one. Held hostage by the Queen, she is forced to endure the mind-numbing pain tearing her body- and soul -apart, killing her with every tick of the clock. It seems all hope is lost, until one chance moment gives Essallie a name, Rinae Decante, the final person needed for the Queen to unveil her master plan to end Essallie. Armed with this name, and with the help of Ari and Kayden, Essallie breaks free from her captivity and launches in a search for this mystery girl.
But their search doesn't go as smoothly as planned, and the three soon find themselves fighting against an impenetrable course of fate aimed to destroy them all from the inside out. When Essallie falls victim to her altering soul, they all begin to wonder of there's any chance at all to save themselves from the burning effects of their actions.
Love, lies, and betrayal.
No one is safe from the undoing of secrets surrounding Essallie.

See my reviews for books one and two below in the Scribd, if you had not read book one, do not read the 2nd part, the review for book 2. There is a warning in red when you get to it. Its safe to read book one's review.

Reviews for Books One and Two of the Illumine Series

If you read the reviews above and liked them, would love if you could mark my Amazon reviews as Helpful Here for the 2 in 1.
Illumine Here And Here for Obumbrate. Thanks

So if you missed it my reviews are in the Scribd box above. Below is my character dream cast with pics. Hope you enjoy. And don't forget to enter the giveaway below, and read the extra content, and see the rest of the tour, all with their own teasers and extras.

For Essallie I had pictured Candice Accola from the Vampire Diaries. She starts the book with long hair, but does cut it shorter in book one, but still thought of her. Now I know Essallie has brownish eyes I guess, but thats ok, can imagine that. lol. Mostly its the actions on how Candice is on the show, that I believe Essallie would have. If it was a movie, I think Candice could play her.

For Kayden, well that was harder, and I am only going to show what I think the Human form of him would look like.
He is supposed to have black hair, pale skin, and sharp blue eyes,(sometimes black or grey) Here is the actual description Essallie gives when she first sees Kayden in his human form
Color began to bleed into his features, giving him an icy white skin base and long flowing blonde hair against sharp blue eyes. 
But descriptions of him are inconstant , though he can take any form, it never says he makes his human form different, but anyway, the Kayden I would see in my head is Ian, from the Vampire Diaries, its part the actions, snarky attitude too that made me pick him, he is much like Damon in the show, so he could play Kayden well.

Leo, Also has the same description, she states he has thick blonde hair and brilliant blue eyes, then I though of a young Brad Pitt, like when he first was in Thelma and Louise movie, he was maybe 20 then. (Ok, I know, there is younger NOW guys, but, well I am close to his real age now, so I think in a different way)

Abigail was harder, as she is described to have dye-job crimson red hair and freakishly large almond-colored eyes. Here is a pic from a video game that I think she could look like.

Ari was a hard one, as NO one can live up to this description, here is her first time seeing him, what she describes:
The man in the doorframe looked around my age, maybe a little older. His hair was a bright, brilliant platinum blonde identical to Ursula's, and his teal colored eyes instantly reminded me of a stormy sky.
 So, for me, I can picture Alex Pettyfer, like he was in Beastly, at the end, his eyes were enhanced to the bright greenish teal color,(I enhanced them a tad here to show what I mean)  I can see that on him, and the personalitly of Ari, is alot like he was at the end of that movie, after he changed to a nicer person. That is how I see Ari.

Ursula, I am reminded of any blonde bombshell mean girl, I can see Clair Holt from the Vampire Diaries playing Ursula. She plays a mean girl on the show, and its how I can see her as Ursuala.

Thats really the only characters I was able to get a good visual on, and match to actors.
Hope you liked my Dream Cast.

Author Info.

Alivia Anders Author Page on Amazon:
Twitter (@aliviaanders):
RIVEN Official Blog Tour + RELEASE DAY PARTY Facebook Event Page:
Alivia Anders Facebook Author Page:
The Illumine Series Facebook Page:
The Illumine Series Official Website:

Author Blurb:
Alivia Anders was thirteen when she fell headfirst into the world of internet fanfic and RPG-forum board sites that showed her the 'back door' into the world of writing. Four years and many hours spent glued to a computer screen later she found her true calling in writing.
Alivia currently lives with her family in her hometown of Coopersburg, PA. She frequently admits that if she wasn't so intolerant to dairy she'd live at her local ice cream shop called The Inside Scoop.

You can say hi to Alivia on her Facebook Fan Page-

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Tour list and links!

NOVEMBER 26TH - Book Excerpt via Reading A Little Bit Of Everything
NOVEMBER 27TH - Guest Post via Reading Away The Days!
NOVEMBER 28TH - Guest Post on being an Indie Author via Stan Brookshire AND Interview via We Do Write
NOVEMBER 29TH - Character Interview via Reading Under the Stars
NOVEMBER 30TH - Post via BelleBooks
DECEMBER 1ST - Book Reviews via Book Briefs
DECEMBER 2ND - Review of ILLUMINE via Roland Capablo
DECEMBER 3RD - Review of either ILLUMINE or OBUMBRATE via Just Me, Myself and I 
DECEMBER 4TH - Character Casting, Possible Review of ILLUMINE and OBUMBRATE via Michelle's Paranormal Vault Of Books
DECEMBER 5TH - Character Interviews with Essallie & Kayden via Hopelessly Devoted Bilbliophile AND Guest Post via Frankie Rose, Author of SOVEREIGN HOPE
DECEMBER 6TH - Post via Mademoiselle Le Sphinx
DECEMBER 7TH - RIVEN Release Day Party via Facebook + Twitter 
DECEMBER 8TH - Post via Uniquely Moi Books
DECEMBER 9TH - Guest Post on Writing Process + Reviews of ILLUMINE and OBUMBRATE via My Guilty Obsession

you can also purchase the 2 in 1 book at Smashwords


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