Thursday, September 12, 2013

Runes (Runes #1) by Ednah Walters ~ 5 Star Book Review

Runes by Ednah Walters
Publication date:  May 20th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

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Immortals by Ednah Walters
Series: Runes #2
Publication date: August 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

So Raine comes up with a plan…
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

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EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or

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I was blown away at this awesome series so far! I got hooked right away. Even though the first book did remind me of a few other books I have read, and love, it didn’t stop me, or upset me. Because this series has so much that sets it apart from any other paranormal story. I have not read any with the Mythology of the Norse Gods in it. The most I knew about them, is from watching the Thor movie, and Avengers, lol, so yeah, I didn’t know much, but loved it.

I warmed up to Raine eventually, but at the start, I didn’t care for her much. Erik, I found dull and boring, and had no interest in him. Now Torin, yeah, I loved him. I want one!! Lol. He is hot, sexy, snarky, and just awesome all around. Yeah, I was loving Torin. I felt bad for the journey they ended up on by the 2nd book, but do not want to spoil anything, so will just give my overall thoughts on the books.

Anyone who has read my reviews will know I have to have the Paranormal in my book, or just something out of the ordinary and this does that.  If you’re a fan of books like Jennifer L. Armentrout, or Cassandra Clare, you’re going to love Ednah Walters, she has characters and the story behind them that will entice you just as well as these other great writers. This is the first books I have read by Ednah, and I am very glad I did.

Now the covers, I love the covers I have posted for this tour, these are the ebook covers. They are so much better than the ones for the physical books. So those are what I have posted, as I love them, and I read on an ebook, so that’s what I want, lol.

I highly recommend this series for the YA Paranormal crowd as well as all ages really.
Check them out. 5 out of 5 stars for both books for me. Will for sure continue the series.

I was provided a copy of the books from the author for my honest review.

This review is also post at Goodreads


  1. I have been wanting to read Runes for awhile!! it sounds awesome!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

  2. I have had these on my wishlist and am really looking forward to reading them. I loved the trailers and had to share them :)