Friday, August 24, 2012

Blog Tour/Review: Evergreen + Giveaway!

Title: Evergreen
Series name and #: Mer Tales, Book #2
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Release date: 7/29/2012

A kingdom on the brink of war.
A king on the fringes of insanity.
A family running for their lives.
Ash and Fin’s only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready to convert to the other’s life: become a human or a mer. Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone’s lives together. If the truth is discovered, Ash and Fin will no longer have the luxury of waiting. They’ll be forced to choose. But will it be for loyalty or love? Or will someone else make the choice for them if they can’t decide?
Enter the watery world of treachery, greed, and the binding mer kiss as the story continues with Evergreen, book two of Mer Tales.

Spoilers for Everblue!
Epic. That is all I have to say about this book. It was epic. I loved it. I was thrown a new surprise every couple pages and I just loved it. Though there were parts that I was sitting there thinking why am I still reading? It’s just Ash all sad and lonely, but then it would become epic again and I would love it all over again!

I like the cover. I don’t really like the close-up aspect of this one. The make-up was too much and it just didn’t seem to fit the book. I think it would have been a little better to be like the cover of Everblue a lot more. It just seemed to fit, and this one didn’t seem to.

Oh. My. Word. Talk about a roller coaster ride. You had one twist after another and you barely had time to catch your breath. I like how she continued the story and added new characters without making them seem to be invading on the story and not distracting from the main point, but helping it and propelling it forward. Beware, if you hate cliff hangers, then well… You’re kinda screwed cause this one ends on a major cliff hanger and I was about to throw the book across the room.

I wanted to strangle Ash most of the time. She was just being reckless and a liar for a good part of the book. Why couldn’t she just tell the truth and make do with what happened? But no, she didn’t and well the whole stinkin’ book was her fault! Okay, end rant. She was more confusing and indecisive in this book then the last one, she knew what she wanted but wouldn’t go after it. She snuck around and hid from the people she loved. I wasn’t proud of her until the very end. Then she became the Ash we know and love.

I love Fin. I adore Fin. I was annoyed with Fin. He just seemed to not be doing much in this book. You get to see things from his perspective and it just felt wrong. Sure it gave you more to the story and explained things, but I didn’t seem to want to see that. I wanted him with Ash and them to live happily ever after and swim off in the sun set. (Metaphorically speaking, of course.) I just couldn’t get into Fin’s character all that much in this book, but the stuff that he did made me happy and swoon! J

All in All:
I really did enjoy this book, the characters got on my nerves but that was for just little stuff and that is just me ranting. If you haven’t yet you should pick up Everblue and continue on with the epic tale of Ash and Fin!


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Author Bio:

Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two boys. She attempts to balance her busy life filled with writing, being a mother and wife, and spending time with friends and family. Working formerly as an I.T. Administrator, she never believed her imagination would be put to good use. After her son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder her life completely changed. Writing paranormal romance became something she could do at home while tending to the new needs of her family, household, and herself.Three years later, Brenda now has five books published, The Talisman Trilogy: The Emerald Talisman, The Sapphire Talisman, and The Onyx Talisman, and Mer Tales: Everblue and Evergreen. She is currently working on the third book of Mer Tales, Everlost, coming February 2013.

Brenda has a giveaway going on on her blog and you can win a $50.00 gift card to Amazon, a signed set of Everblue and Evergreen, and 3 vials of Essence necklace!

Also, if you comment on this post with a question or comment she will give you a ecopy of her book! :)
Ends August 31!

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  1. Evergreen sounds great, and I love the cover. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

  3. Hey Sam!
    First of all, great review! I agree with you on not liking Ash till later in the book, but Fin stole my heart. I love Fin's sister though, she is pure hilarious!

  4. i relly love beautiful cover..especially with pretty girls or a couple on cover..
    EVERGREEN has a very beautiful cover...
    i hope i can find it in TBD....i want to collect this book :)


  5. Thanks for the chance to win. Mermaids sound awesome, and I really want to read this series now!

  6. Great review! Although I haven't read Everblue ( I HAVE BEEN DYING TO!!!) I loved it. Spoilers and all lol
    For Brenda I would love to know what the biggest challenge about writing about Mermaids was. Seeing they are becoming more popular now was it a challenge to break into them?


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