Friday, July 26, 2013

Defiance Blog Tour

Today on my blog I have the Defiance blog tour. On my stop is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.

Born in 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio, she has always been an avid lover of fantasy. In her youth she would write short stories and add artwork to them. While in high school, Melissa decided to change her career path from graphic art to writing, though she still enjoys drawing up a random picture or two, usually of her characters. During her younger school years, she won a Young Authors Honorable Mention for a short story she had written. Melissa has also won a few Visual Arts awards during her school years and upon graduation from High School,she was given a President's award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
The first book she began to write seriously for publication was The Priestess. Completed in 2008, the book was separated into a trilogy and published in 2010. It is currently undergoing reediting and will be re-released as both the individual books and as a one book collection, The Priestess: A Complete Collection.
Her current book series is The Chronicles of Midgard, which will be a five book collection once completed.
Melissa still lives in Ohio with her husband and son. Random character artwork can be found on her facebook author page as well as

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Shiovra has been named High Priestess of the village Tara, but she quickly finds herself hunted by the Milidh, a clan born of war and vengeance. With the safety of Tara at stake, it is decided that she is to seek aid from her betrothed, one she considers the enemy.

At her side is Odhrán, a Milidh warrior sworn to protect her and determined to gain her trust. But their journey is fraught with peril and Shiovra learns that darkness lurks in the hearts of her own kin.

Steeped in ancient Irish myth, this tale is spun of love, war, and DEFIANCE.

When I started reading this book I didn’t really know what to expect but has it went along I found myself enjoying the story and world that Melissa created. Although to be honest it did start off slow for me but I kept on reading and I am so glad I did as I enjoyed it.

I would have to say my favorite part of this book is Melissa’s way with words. She paints pictures with her descriptions that make you feel like your back in time living with these characters. I got so wrapped up in the story line that at times I did get a bit lost so I had to go back and re-read part of the book but that only added to the magic of this world.

I loved all the characters as each one really adds to the story. I couldn’t even imagine making the decision the heroine Shiovra had to make at 8 years old to leave everything she knows and the people she loves behind to become the High Priestess she is destined to be and lead her people into victory. She is such a strong heroine and I found myself looking up to her as the story went along. I can’t wait for book two so I can read more of this magical world and the people who live in it. 4/5 Bloody Fangs  
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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to Thank Melissa for letting me review your book and to Thank TTC & B2B for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

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