Monday, January 9, 2012
Genesis by Kristie Cook
You might recall in the past few months me raving about some fab new books I had recently discovered and devoured... Promise & Purpose (Books 1 & 2 of The Soul Savers series) by author, Kristie Cook
And then since I couldn't get enough, I went onto read Genesis which is a prequel to The Soul Savers series. I mentioned I was about to start reading.. but it's only just dawned on me that I forgot to review it in my December post! (I'm losing track of where I'm posting reviews as I write them on Goodreads and Amazon as well)
Eeep!!!! How could I!?!
Because I loved it! doh! doh! doh!
I don't like to include too many spoilers in reviews because I think part of the fun of reading is discovering the story for yourself so I'll be brief...
As I said before, it's a prequel to The Soul Savers series, taking you back to the origins of the Amadis. It provides a detailed backstory which helps you better understand the new life / society Alexis (in Promise & Purpose) is entering.
On the flip side, it's a great story all on it's own. Lots of action, love & loss. It's got all the elements and I really enjoyed reading it.
Having said that, I am glad that I had read Promise & Purpose prior to Genesis. Falling in love with Alexis & Tristan first made me hungry to find out more, so Genesis fell into place perfectly for me.
I can't recommend this series enough if you enjoy a good paranormal read!
Now before I go, I wanted to mention the exciting offer / giveaway author, Kristie Cook has on at the moment!
copy & pasted from her email...
Most of you should have already received the rest of this back in December. If not, cyberspace ate it and I apologize for its gluttony — it must have thought my email was a Christmas treat. If you did get it and you want to be entered to win a Kindle Fire, please review the rules. I've received lots of emails showing interest, but I have not received very many with actual links to reviews. Note: If I don't get links from you for reviews for Promise and Purpose, you will NOT BE ENTERED for the giveaway, even if you do a review of Devotion. Also, each link is an entry, so you want to send me as many as you have!
A rundown of the rules:
Post a review of Promise (#1) on your blog (or Facebook review page) and at least one other site (Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, etc.) by Jan. 15, 2012, and email me the links. I will send you Purpose (#2) ebook for FREE if you don't already have it. (If you don't already have Promise, let me know ASAP and I'll send the ebook to you FREE.)
Post a review of Purpose on your blog and at least one other site by Jan. 31, 2012, and email me the links, then I will send you an eARC of Devotion (will be ready on or before Jan. 15) along with a date between Feb. 1 and Feb. 24 to post your review for the tour. (If you request a specific date, just let me know what it is.)
Each review you post and email me the link to earns an entry for the Kindle Fire drawing. So if you post a review for all three books on your blog, on Amazon and on Goodreads, that's nine entries (3 books x 3 sites=9). Just be sure to send me the links!
You can earn extra entries by posting a review for Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella, the Devotion cover reveal and/or a Waiting On Wednesday (or similar meme) for Devotion. Again, just be sure to send me the links!
I'll do the random drawing and will announce the winner of the Kindle Fire on Feb. 29 (because that's a lucky day, right?). Open internationally.
I am very happy to provide an ebook giveaway for your followers to go along with the Devotion review. You can handle that however you'd like (comments, form, etc.) and just send me the winner's email address when your giveaway is over.
For those who have posted reviews to Promise and Purpose in the past: I love you! Oh, and you get entries for those! Any review dated before Jan. 15, 2012, for Promise and before Jan. 31, 2012, for Purpose counts. Just email me the links.
Remember: You MUST email me the links to your reviews to gain your entries. Also, I MUST have your links to Promise and Purpose reviews for you to be entered at all. This is the only way I can track all entries and be fair to everyone participating. Email to: kristie(at)kristiecook(dot)com.
Feel free to pass this on to any blogging friends you think might be interested. The Kindle Fire will arrive unregistered, so if you already have an ereader and you don't want it, you can always give it away to a friend, family member, soldier or as a prize on your own blog.
Thank you so much for your support! Let me know if you have any questions.