Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blog Tour Review feat Giveaway- Eternal (Shadow Falls: After Dark #2) by C.C. Hunter


 Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Expected Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Series: Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC

All her life, Della's secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she's where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she’ll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator—all the while trying to figure out her own heart. Should she chose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a special bond? Or Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees? When a person with dark connection to her past shows up, it’ll help her decide which guy to choose–and make her question everything she knows about herself.

From bestselling author C.C. Hunter comes Eternal—a must-read for fans of the Shadow Falls series—and the sequel to Reborn.

 "We belong together now." 
Della and Chase have surely embedded themselves deep within my heart. I always liked Della's character in the Shadow Falls series but everything changed once I read her POV. Her character is realistic in a way that makes you want to know more. And the more you know, the better you'll see that she's just a vulnerable girl who hides behind a mask. Chase sees passed the mask and takes her for what she is, no matter how bad she doesn't want him to. 

"We're bonded. Sooner or later, you're going to have to accept that."
Eternal starts off where Reborn ended. Della is a Reborn vampire; meaning she's a lot stronger than a normal vampire. If it weren't for Chase, her survival rate would have been close to zero. The consequence for Della being saved by Chase is that she's now bonded to him. Which isn't all that great because she's finally admitted her feelings for Steve and he's practically her boyfriend. I know there's a bunch of people who are Pro-Steve but I am not one of them. Although, I like Steve a bunch. I just like Chase more; he's a better fit for Della.

But Della being Della, she's got other issues to think about. Such as being visited by another ghost whose giving her visions of a girl and boy trapped somewhere on the brink of death. Della isn't the only one receiving these visions; Chase is also experiencing them as well. Much to Della's chagrin, she has no choice but to work on the case with Chase. All she wants is to be part of the FRU and no one will stand in her way or stop her from achieving that goal. Not even Chase.

The two embark on a dangerous journey as they race to save innocent lives. Along the way they'll learn that everything is not what it seems. Lives will be put to the ultimate test, hearts will be broken, and love will be found in this epic story. The tension between the bonded peeps is high; there were several times that I re-read scenes that happened between them on account I loved them so much.

Of course, you can't forget all the beloved characters such as Kylie and Miranda. I'm actually kind of hoping that we get a story from Miranda's POV, her storyline in this one seems very interesting and has got me wanting to be inside her witchy head. The friendship between the three girls is such a positive in the book because I think every girl needs friends just like them. Every time they have their table time with their Diet Cokes, it always makes me want one. And I don't even like that drink!

 There's so much mystery and jaw-dropping scenes in Eternal, that you'll not be able to stop reading until you reach the very end. I know that I'll be counting down the days where I can pick up the third book!

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Get the Prequel and learn more about Chase!

He isn’t everything he says he is. He’s even more…

Who is Chase Tallman, the newest member of Shadow Falls? What made him into the sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to Della Tsang?

Step back in time and unearth the secrets that haunt him. The secret of how he became a vampire—and how he knows so much about being reborn. Secrets about his first love, his family--and what steers him toward Della, the beautiful, complicated girl he just can’t seem to stay away from. The one who makes him want things he thought he’d given up on long ago.

It all began with a research study, a palm reader, and a plane crash that sent him on a quest…for a love that’s unbreakable.

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Buy the first book!
Reborn is currently on sale for $2.99 on all American platforms and on sale in the UK as well, but I don't know when this will end! Get it while its low.

Return to the beloved world of Shadow Falls, a camp that teaches supernatural teens to harness their powers—and where a vampire named Della will discover who she’s meant to be.

For Della Tsang, Shadow Falls isn't just a camp: it's home. As a vampire who's never fit in with her human family, it's the one place she can truly be herself. But when a mysterious new guy arrives at camp, Della’s whole world is thrown into turmoil. Chase is a vampire with secrets, who knows more than he’s telling. But the more time she spends with him, the more she begins to trust this attractive stranger—and feel drawn to him. But romance is the last thing she wants—as she keeps telling Steve, the hunky shapeshifter who won’t stop trying to win her heart. And if Della isn't careful, he just might succeed.  When a new case puts everyone she cares about in danger, Della’s determined to do everything she can to save them . . . even if it means teaming up with Steve and Chase, who leave her more confused than ever. With their lives on the line, will Della and her friends survive—with their hearts intact?

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About the Author:
C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. www.christie-craig.com

C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply. cc@cchunterbooks.com

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  1. Jessica, I loved your take on Eternal. You made me want to read it. Thank you so much for the awesome review.

  2. Hmm.. It's tough... But I choose Team Steve! Della and Steve went through a lot of things together and they have a lot of moments together - like that time in Reborn when Della thought Steve was the peregrine falcon but he was actually the deer!! I'm pretty sure Chase and Della are going to have their own moments in Eternal too, but Della doesn't want to like him so I'm pretty sure she'll be with Steven... even though Della and Chase are bonded... and they already kissed... TEAM STEVE ALL THE WAY!!

    And Thanx for having this awesome giveaway!!

    1. I love your insight! Thank you for commenting.

  3. Hi! Well sadly I can't say what team I am as I haven't read it. I've just found out about these books, they sound amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Oh yes they are! Start with the first Shadow Falls book, Born at Midnight. There are five books and then the spin off series that will consist of three books.

  4. Sadly I have not read the books yet, so I don't know what team I'm on. But I have heard really good things about the books.


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