Sunday, September 15, 2013

#Giveaway ~ By Blood #Book Tour - by Tracy E. Banghart ~ #YA #Paranormal Romance

By Blood by Tracy E. Banghart
Series: By Blood #1
Publication date: February 18th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

For 17-year-old Emma Wong, spending a summer in England should be a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery? Check. Lots of hot guys with accents? Yes, please.

Throw in an estranged mom, annoying new stepdad, and drooling baby half-brother, and it’s a disaster even her favorite cherry red leather jacket can’t fix. Even worse, there’s (hot) live-in research assistant Josh to contend with. The only thing more embarrassing than   drunk-kissing him hours after they meet? Knowing he’ll be witness to her family’s dysfunction all. summer. long.

But when Emma meets a mysterious girl who happens to be a Druid, her vacation suddenly promises to be far more intriguing than she  anticipated. Powerful rituals, new friends, an intoxicating sense of freedom...and Simon, the sexy foreign stranger she was hoping for. It’s all a perfect distraction from dirty diapers and awkward family dinners.

Trouble is, intriguing doesn’t often mean simple. And Emma is about to discover just how not simple her life really is.

By Blood is a novel about the ways that blood can bind us to others – or tear us apart.

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Moon Child by Tracy E. Banghart
Series: By Blood #2
Publication date: August 16th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Before Emma's adventures in Oxford, her best friend Diana came face-to-face with a killer...

Diana Calvert is so over high school. Who cares if Olivia hates her? And David needs to forget about having a crush on her STAT. Even Emma’s crazy fashion choices can’t keep Diana entertained. All she can hope for is a dance scholarship to a college as far away as possible from too-small, too-boring, too-nothing-ever-happens New Freedom, PA.

Then Diana meets Nicholas Woodhaven. He’s pale, angry…yet weirdly charming. The more time they spend together, the more she wonders who – or what – he really is. Because he isn’t anything like the other guys she knows. Not with the whole only-going-out-at-night thing. And living with his creepy aunt. And not going to school.

Just when Diana thinks she’s got Nicholas all figured out, people in her small, nothing-ever-happens town start dying. She has to wonder – can she trust him? And even more alarming – could she be next?

A murder mystery with a paranormal twist, Moon Child is best read under the covers with a flashlight...if you dare!

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Tracy E. Banghart is a cheesy movie–loving, fantasy football–playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began “practicing” her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family’s cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake.

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Grand prize giveaway
1) (US only) SIGNED paperback copies of BY BLOOD & MOON CHILD + $20 Amazon, B&N or Smashwords gift card
2) (US & INTL) (2 winners) paperback copies of BY BLOOD & MOON CHILD + $10 Amazon, B&N or Smashwords gift card
3) (US & INTL) (2 winners) E-copies of BY BLOOD & MOON CHILD + $5 Amazon, B&N, or Smashwords gift card

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Review for Book One, By Blood

I really enjoyed reading By Blood. It focused on Emma in this story, and the druids, which is very exciting.  I loved how this book had some mystery and twist and turns that kept me guessing, as well as the paranormal element as well. Which I just have to have. The covers are amazing, and are what originally drew me to the books (By Blood and the 2nd one Moon Child) , covers are very important to me, and are what I first will look at.

I won’t write any spoilers for this, as I want you all to enjoy the story as much as I did. I will say that its written very well, and there was not a boring moment at all.

I loved how it was set in England, at Oxford, that made it really interesting, as I am from the USA, so other countries are interesting to me. I highly recommend this book to anyone like me who like the paranormal and some mystery too.

I give this book 4 ½ stars out of 5. I really liked it.

I received this book from the author for my honest review.

I have this review posted at Goodreads, here and Amazon, Here.


My review for Moon Child ( By Blood #2)

This book was really interesting to me, and this review is harder to write than the first book, as there are such unknowns in it, and that’s what made it so good, so do not want to spoil that for you.

I will say that the book is written really well, and keeps you wondering. Just like the first book, this one has the paranormal element to it, which I love. Nothing is what it seems at all, and you will be pleasantly surprises near the end.

This book actually follows Dianna, a  friend of Emma from the first book, and takes place before the first one, which is a bit confusing. Anyway, I liked Dianna a lot, and liked Nicholas a lot, he was fascinating for sure.

To sum it up, it’s a fun, suspenseful, addictive story, that if you’re like me and love the paranormal, you will love this too.

I give this book 5 stars out of 5. I actually liked this one a tad better than book one, By Blood.

I received this book from the author for my honest review.

I have this review posted at Goodreads, here and Amazon, Here

You can find the rest of the book tour, at Xpresso Book Tours here.


  1. Thanks so much for being part of the tour and for your lovely reviews! I'm so glad you enjoyed By Blood and Moon Child! :-D

  2. Adding it to my list as well! I can't wait to get started. Take a look at Jody Summers, she has Dark Canvas and for this genre it's really unique and I loved it. for the book, it was one I just couldn't put down.