Sunday, January 20, 2013

#Giveaway ~ Book Tour ~Five (Elemental Enmity Series #1) Dream Cast, and Review of Book 1.

This book tour is brought to you by SupaGurl Blog tours. You will see my review, summary of all 3 books, and a Dream Cast from the author and myself (meaning, if it was a movie, who could we see playing the characters roles, if you have read it, would love your thoughts too, just leave it in the comments) there is also a giveaway, of the next books in this series, and Five, the first book is free for ebook download.

Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published August 10th 2011

Rayla Tate’s life is about to turn vertical…again. As if it wasn’t bad enough her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances leaving Rayla to be raised by her aunt in a horrendously small town. Her overprotective guardian is determined to ruin Rayla’s life. She refuses to let Rayla out of her sight or out of the state. Provincial living might be what her aunt demands of her purposely sheltered niece; but, Rayla has other ideas. In a desperate attempt to follow her dreams she flees the safety of her home and runs away to college with her best friend toward a bright future in the art world. 
However, excitement over her newfound freedom turns into terror when she is chased by a mysterious stranger on her way to school. When his motorcycle suddenly morphs into a fire-breathing pegasus, Rayla questions her sanity. Worse, the man riding next to her stirs a burning desire in her soul she has never known or could have ever imagined. Using all the will she owns, she manages to resist the compulsion she feels; yet, as he disappears into the night, she is certain he hasn't gone far.
Rayla quickly dismisses the encounter to her overactive imagination. She is determined to settle into her new life, yet the images and feelings of that night still haunt her. To make matters worse, her aunt seems to be in on the act, insisting that Rayla will soon be hunted by a pack of fae lords for a power over the elements she never knew she possessed—a power that could change the world. Quicker than she ever thought possible, she finds herself surrounded by stunning men that all seem determined to win her heart. Why does she feel drawn to each one of them? More importantly, what dark power do they hold over her? Rayla must quickly learn to fend off these beautiful and seductive pursuers using whatever means necessary or find herself lost to the fae world forever.

Here is the authors Dream Cast and mine, Authors are on the left, mine on the right.
Character Dream Cast
Rayla Tate--Authors Choice Emily DiDonato  

Michelle's Choice- Actress  Tracy Spiridakos 
Zach-- Authors Choice Eduardo Verastegui (Younger, but not too young, lol)

Michelle's Choice Ian Somerhalder
Luke--Authors Choice-Travis Fimmel

Michelle's choice Chris Hemsworth 
Of course, I have to use him, think of him like he looks here, little younger. So hot
Jett-- Authors Choice Jason Mamoa

Michelle's Choice Henry Cavil

Finn-- Authors Choice  Kellan Lutz

Michelle's Choice  Chris Pine 
Love those eyes,
Taylor-- Authors pick (Which I LOVE by the way) Theo Theodridis 

Michelle's Pick William Levy 
Those caramel colored eyes are to die for. He has a super hot body too, just didn't put that pic here.

And here is a sneak peek of a character that shows up in Dark Matter (see below for that book info.)

Heath--Tyler Hoechlin

I like Tyler Hoechlin, and since I have not read Dark Matter yet, I can't give an opinion, but he is hot, and if the new character in the next book looks like this, yay, sounds good to me.

Dark Matter (Elemental Enmity #2)
Kindle Edition
Published December 25th 2011

Rayla Tate’s dreams for the future shattered when she discovered she was an Elemental capable of manipulating matter. Thrust, once again, into the magical fae realm of Faeresia, she has an important choice to make. But now that she has Heath to contend with, deciding between Zach and Luke is the least of her concerns. Tall, dark and lethal to her will, her attraction to Heath eclipses all she has experienced with any other lord, but he is using compulsion to wear her down. If only she could trust her feelings?
In a desperate attempt to escape Heath, she accepts the help of a little troll and finally gets what she wants; however, her relief is short lived. Things go terribly wrong when a dark force closes in on her, threatening to steal her burgeoning power before she even has a chance to test her abilities. Now, with Rayla as their captive, the Order will stop at nothing to create a male Elemental, and willing or not, Rayla is the key.
Caught up in the age-old battle for dominance between human and fae, only one question matters to her now—will she be able to save those she loves most without losing herself in the process? Or will she be forever haunted by the choices she alone can make?

Published July 27th 2012

Having just escaped the nefarious plans of the Order, Rayla Tate thinks all she has to do now is rescue her family and sort through her feelings, but bonding with five men might just be her undoing. Not only does she have to deal with all of them reading her mind, Rayla must choose a bondmate before she will be allowed to venture into the mortal realm to save those she loves most.
She has three weeks to get to know each lord, but her journey turns into far more than a simple choice of the heart. Rayla comes face to face with the underhanded dealings of the fae political system where good is a matter of taste and evil lurks under beautiful shells. Long held judgments crumble when she discovers the heart beneath the men she has come to count on. Rayla must overcome long held fears, discover the truth behind the creatures of the dark realms, and conquer her greatest weakness before she can take her place as the new queen of the fae.
However, her world crumbles when she discovers following her heart’s desire might just mean the destruction of the world. Will Rayla have the courage to choose the man who has risked everything to win her, or will she succumb to the manipulations of the fae council and those who would use her power for evil?

One choice: five men. The stakes have never been higher, but which one will prevail?

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Bio Christie Rich

I love to be creative. It is more than a hobby. It is a need of mine. Whether writing, reading, painting, flower arranging or trying something new, I spend most of my time in the pursuit of freeing the creations inside me.

My Review of Five (book 1)

I loved this book. I love books about the Fae, and this one was in our world, so it made it really interesting to me. Christie Rich does an amazing job in making her characters emotionally well-developed.  She also really does a great job describing the setting, and situation and makes you feel like you are actually there, right next to the characters. I love that. I found myself feeling what she felt, all the emotional ups and downs, they felt like they were my own. I really didn’t want the book to end. I will have to get the next few books soon as I am able, as I really want to see how this story will unfold. I see great things to come, for sure.

Rayla’s life really gets torn upside down, after she leaves the “sanctuary “of her home with her aunt. She finds out she is an Elemental, one who can bond with a fae lord in order to combine their powers and rule. So, these lords can sense Elementals, so because of that, she is quickly being pursued by 5, yes I said 5 hot, god-like fae lords.  These 5 fae each have an element specialty (there are five, water, earth, fire, air, and ether, which is spirit) and they bond for 5 of a human’s lifetimes (which I would say is part of the meaning of the books name) So, Rayla has a decision to make, first, does she want to bond, and second, which one of these five to bond to? This is a hard one, as she feels a very strong compulsion to each of them, and then she has to remember, that at anytime, any of them, could easily kidnap her to Faeresia and bond to her against her will.

It sure had me fascinated, and do not want to say much more on what happens, I do not want to spoil anything for you. I think this first book by Christie is well written, and will capture the attention of YA and older alike, (I am in that older category, and I enjoyed it a lot) People who like the paranormal, and fae fantasy types (like the Iron Fey for example) will love this. It’s a unique story, and its suspenseful, and a fast easy interesting read.

I highly recommend giving it a try, heck, the price is right, free for ebook download. 
Great way to try the new series, and decide from there on the next books.

 5 out of 5 stars for me. 

I touched his strong jaw, not able to help myself.  “I am no savior, Luke.” A look of despair crossed his eyes, but he hid it quickly.  He covered my hand.  “There is an expression that was popular in your world some time ago.  Something about setting a carriage before a steed.” I smiled.  This guy was getting to me, and I didn’t like it.  “I think it was ‘don’t put your cart before your horse’

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Free ebook copy Here at Amazon, and Here at Smashwords
Also available at Smashwords too Here is Dark Mater
Genesis at Smashwords Here


  1. Great pictures to go with the 'Five' guys!!! I am currently reading the 3rd book and enjoying it!!!

  2. I don't have a favorite paranormal book, but I love the genre. :)

  3. Yay, the comments are working for me today! Woohoo. So, I wanted to say thank you to our wonderful host, Michelle! Her picks were so YUMMY! I've thought of those exact people before to represent these characters, so that's fun for me to know you saw them the same way :)

    This is one of the funnest posts I've done. I'm a visual person, so I was all over this one.

    Thanks also for the wonderful review and for letting your readers know that Five is free for download on all major eretailers.

    You are awesome!

    Holly, it is so hard for me to choose a favorite book, but paranormal is my favorite genre.

    And yay, Sarah c., I'm so glad you are enjoying the series. Horizon, the fourth book will hopefully be up on the 27th!

  4. My favorite paranormal books of all time would be The Hunger Games trilogy. These are among my favorite across all genres. Books are always better than the movies except in the case of Twilight I think the movies were better than the books. But don't get me wrong I love tons of other paranormal books and I did like The Twilight books.

  5. Awesome, I am working on reading book 2 now, have to go back and forth now from it and some tour books, but hope to get to book 3 soon too. I am hooked on this series. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I am like you, I like so many in the whole genre, my fave as you can probably tell by my blog name, lol. thanks for stopping by.

  7. I'm so glad, Michelle! I hope you enjoy them!

    Congratulations to Ginny B! You've won books two and three. Expect an email from me shortly!

    Thanks again for hosting me and the fun post! Still one of my very favorites :)