Thursday, February 28, 2013

#Giveaway & Book Tour for Dominion by Melody Manful ~ Excerpt and my review

Guardian Angels Book One
Melody Manful

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy.

ISBN: 0615739458
ISBN13: 9780615739458

Book Description:

I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you...
They are always behind you.
Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really? Should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?

About the Author:

Melody Manful was born on June 8, 1994, in a town in Ghana called Tema. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. Melody has two siblings and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading, and writing, and she puts a great deal into making her friends happy.


“I’m going to divide you into groups for our Titanic memorabilia speech, which if you all remember, is this week.” Mr. Bernard said. “Speeches are due before the week is over.”
One of the students murmured, “Oh, no.”
“Mr. Silas, you and Miss Cells will be group one,” Mr. Bernard said, looking at Tristan and me. “Miss Tate, you and Mr. Duran are—” Mr. Bernard was interrupted by the sound of the door as it busted open. Everyone looked toward the noise.
Standing in the doorway was the guy I bumped into. The moment I saw him, my heart dropped. I prayed he was lost and wasn’t in our class. Frankly, I didn’t understand my uneasiness upon seeing him. He gave me bad vibes.
“You must be Mr. Chase,” Mr. Bernard said, and the boy walked toward him.
“I am,” he answered. He looked around the classroom, and his gaze stopped on Tristan.
To my surprise, Tristan looked like he knew the boy because he gave him a half-hearted smile.
“You’re late,” Mr. Bernard said, and the boy looked at the clock on the wall.
“I was actually here before the bell rang.” His eyes moved to mine. “Miss Cells can vouch for me.” I froze at the mention of my name. I wondered how he knew my name, but then I remembered I was known pretty much everywhere—the price of being famous. “She bumped into me and ran off.”
Someone please shoot me now. A few people chuckled. Jake cast a backward glance at me and grinned.
“You’re excused this time, Mr. Chase. Find a seat. I’ll assign you to a group.”
“Mr. Chase can join Jake and me,” Danny volunteered. I wasn’t surprised.
“It’s Gideon,” the boy said. “Gideon Chase.”
“What?” I blurted out in surprise at the mention of his name, and then all eyes turned to me.
Gideon? His name was actually Gideon? Why Gideon?
“Miss Cells, are you all right?” My outburst had obviously startled Mr. Bernard. Gideon stood beside him, confused, but the moment his eyes met mine, he smiled as if he knew why I was scared.
“I—I’m sorry, I didn’t—” I looked down in humiliation.
Maybe it was just a coincidence. This guy couldn’t be the same Gideon from my nightmare.
“Well,” Mr. Bernard continued, “take a seat, Mr. Chase.”
My first impression of Gideon was that he was hot.
My second impression of him was dangerous.
My third impression of him was murderer, because if he was anything like the guy from my nightmare, he was going to kill me.

My Review

I loved this book. I love books with angels and the humans involved. I especially loved Abigial in this book, she is a kick butt female, with a CIA dad who made sure she was trained in all types of self-defense and guns, archery, you name it, she can do it. I love when a female can take care of herself. Yeah, she has a kick-butt guardian angel too, but she sure can hold her own.

I refuse to spoil this amazing story for you. I went in only knowing there were 2 hot guy angels, one not so nice, the other heavenly, lol. It started strong, and kept on going.

I really loved the guardian/human girl relationship she had with Tristin, I didn’t really like Gideon for at least half the book, but her grew on me. He really did.
Here is a sweet teaser scene I liked for you (I put stars for the name of the boy she kisses, so not to spoil who it is:

His hands moved from my cheeks and into my hair, and he pulled me closer into him, his lips never straying from mine. My heart pounded in my chest, racing in anticipation. I felt as if my body was an overheated volcano waiting to explode. The feel of *******s lips on mine was mind-blowing. He kissed me with so much passion that I felt like I was about to shatter with happiness. I lifted my hand, brushing it through his soft, dark hair. Gideon’s hands found my waist and wrapped around it, pushing me tighter into him. I saw stars, heaven, and then…

I can honestly say this is now on the top of my favorite books list. I really look forward to more in this series. Its really well written, and I find this author Melody to have a promising future with this series.

5 out of 5 huge stars. A YA great Paranormal romance, with some hot angel boys, and kick-butt female.

I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

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  1. I hopped over from facebook to check out more. I really enjoyed the trailer, but have to say the cover does not do it for me; however, and most importantly the story sounds awesome. Looking forward to the read thanks for sharing with me a story I might not otherwise have checked into and would have missed out on :)

  2. So glad you came by, Yeah, I agree on the cover, the girl looks nice, but the boys could have been done better. I also am more into the digital manipulations with effects and stuff, it catches my eye more. But the story is amazing, and am very glad I read it, and the cliffhanger ending left me wanting more. Hope book 2 is out soon! Thanks again for coming by.

  3. Awesome Review! This story seems so interesting but I agree on the cover, could have been better.