Thursday, 11 December 2014

Blog Tour: Hidden Demons by Dawn Gray

I received a copy of Hidden Demons in exchange for my review.

Peighton's best friend, and Scott's ex-girlfriend, is brutally murdered in front of Peighton's eyes, casting the blame on her. But Scott has a hard time believing that Peighton is to blame, and as a member of SPIRIT, he knows not to take everything at face value. Peighton was rescued by the mysterious Evan Reed, a man who seems to know more about what is going on than he lets on. Sometimes facing demons isn't just a personal journey, and it will take everything that Scott and Peighton have to defeat the demon that is haunting the town...

Up until this point I've been thinking that this series is good but I hadn't felt dragged into it (often nothing to do with the books and more often to do with the mood I'm in when I'm reading them) but Hidden Demons was different. Something about it dragged me in early on in the book.

Interestingly, compared to the previous SPIRIT characters, Scott and Peighton didn't seem to have particularly obvious supernatural powers and I actually kind of liked that. They did have some minor things like visions and Peighton's understanding of languages, but it worked well with the story. I really liked the fact that the two of them were normal people and were able to act against something that was a lot stronger.

I loved Peighton as a character, she was strong and independent, not wanting people to save her and actually doing something about it. But on the flip side she did have moments of vulnerability which made her more accessible as a character.

The love story was more subtle than other books as well, again something that I liked. There wasn't the same level of mental connection as the other characters and I thought that it worked, which was probably also affected by the fact the two of them had already met each other and formed a relationship through Dell.

This was the most enjoyable of the three books, I felt that I could really get into it!

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Sparkle Blog Buttoninfobook1Title: S.P.I.R.I.T. Fire Storm Series: S.P.I.R.I.T. Series #1 Author: Dawn Gray Audience: Adult Genre: Paranormal Formats: E-book and Paperback Publisher: Anchor Group Cover by:Najla-Qamber-DesignsEditor: There For You Editing Pages: 290 pages ASIN: B007SZR7T2 Date Published: 1 January 2014 
When Samantha Ricketts finds herself placed in a town half-way across the country, her only worry is how did she get there, but when her life is saved by a handsome and mysterious man, the connection they feel is almost more than she can stand. Zander Smith was only acting on his instincts and training when he moved the dark-haired woman to safety but what he got from his heroics wasn't the distressed woman he had thought he was helping but a fireball of fury that sparked a storm within himself. Together they tap into the supernatural to uncover the mysteries surrounding the strange town they were slowly growing fond of before they became part of its history. 
book 2Title: Malevolent Gateway Series: S.P.I.R.I.T. Series # 2 Pages: 290 ASIN: B00AM4I1BO Date Published: 10 Dec 2012 blurb The Green Mountains of Vermont is a wonderland of picturesque valleys and hills, a landscape of fields and small towns that are hidden treasures. However, they can also hide many secrets. Burke Flats, located in the upper right hand corner of the state, the Northeast Kingdom, has many skeletons in its closet. Lieutenant Will Stiles and his group of men, the S.P.I.R.I.T. team, are called in to investigate the strange happenings around the marshlands of Burke Flats. For generations the marshes have been a place of ghostly lore, disappearances, and strange deaths. Anna and Blake call the Flats home, but when the deaths begin to pick up in numbers they are more than happy to have the help of the military’s new elite. Will having the S.P.I.R.I.T. team so close open up a world of evil that they aren’t prepared for? Can a member of a different unit help spread some light on the subject? Join Anna, Blake, Will, and his team in a fight against a stronger malevolent presence than anyone ever expected. 
infobook3Title: Hidden Demons Series: S.P.I.R.I.T. Series # 3 Pages: 290 ASIN: B00IA7A94M Date Published: 5 Feb 2014 blurb In the quiet Northeast Kingdom town of Aldenville, surrounded by beautiful mountains and a lake that crosses borders, something is amiss. Construction begins in the midst of protest, which only escalates when the remains of an ancient skeleton is found. Suddenly, the ground opens up to reveal a hidden cavern below the town itself. Special Agent Scott Embry of the S.P.I.R.I.T unit is flown in from Washington when the leader of the dig site goes missing. Their only witness, her best friend, Peighton Weak, is a Speleologist who was brought in to lead the team of cave divers. Their plan is to go down into the depth of the darkness to explore the strange writings that cover the dig site and bring about the mysterious beginnings of Aldenville. Along with the help of Evan Reed, a peculiar man himself, the team begins to uncover the secret beginnings of Aldenville and its hidden demons, some which span over five centuries.
My playlist for writing is usually soundtracks and instrumental music.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Harry Potter
Dungeons and Dragons
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
and Pandora on random/shuffle
SAMANTHA RICKETTS: 25-30 long hair, dark, feisty. Sam grew up in a haunted house being able to hear ghosts that her father (a scientist) help conjure up and capture. They torment her for her whole childhood and she finally breaks free of them become a mythology tutor. She wakes up to find herself in the field of a church which blows up and she is rescued by Zander but doesn’t let her guard down. Lieutenant Zander Smith: 25-30 dark hair, military man. Zander can see ghosts and uses his ability to help the military team find and destroy the ghouls that they trace. He is fascinated by Samantha when he finds her on the field. He has had run ins with the ghost in the old house that she used to live in and find s that he is very protective of her and very 2ANNA NEUVILLE had lived in Burke Flats most of her youth, had seen the comings and goings of the strange little town, but for her there was nothing magical about the place. Scary, dark, secretive, and definitely a place of unrest-those were the words that she would use to describe how she felt about her home in the mountains. That was until she met William Stiles. FIRST LIEUTENANT WILLIAM STILES never liked being so close to any hot spot. Something in Burke Flats wasn't just hot, it was steaming, especially out by the marsh. He was a strong-headed lifer; there was no way he was getting out of the service anytime soon. He had entered straight from high school and moved up the ranks quickly, gaining a college education and taking command in Iraq several times. He had a Master's in Homeland Security and a Bachelor's in Strategic Leadership. He had never questioned his abilities until Anna stepped into his 3PEIGHTON WEAK She was the one that Dell always called in. There was nothing that Peighton couldn’t figure out when she’s put in the right situation. Having witnessed Dell’s death, Peighton set out to solve the mystery that surrounded Aldenville, and she had Scott by her side to do it. Peighton came with the highest recommendations in her field, and Dell always requested her when she stumbled on the black hole. She is an expert at dry cave diving and anthropology. SPECIAL AGENT SCOTT EMBRY Embry was an ex-Special Ops, if anyone could ever be one, who transferred to the FBI’s special new division after his medical discharge. It was strange to step into a world outside his own after living in the military ranks for so long, but at the same time he had seen some things on his tours that brought the rest of the “known” world collapsing down on him. The S.P.I.R.I.T. division of the FBI was a bit different than the military units deployed around the country. Most of the agents he knew were the first in after everything was cleared and taken care of, but with Embry and his canine companion, they seemed to be the ones that stepped in just as everything came to a boil and things weren’t looking good for the unit members. 
clip_image017Being raised in both the Northeast corner of Vermont and one of the larger cities in Massachusetts has given Dawn, a divorced mother of three, the unique ability to mix the spookiness of a small town ghost story with the fast pace action of city life. Island Pond, Vermont was every child's wonderland, with looming mountains and small towns nestled in the valleys, its simple lifestyle gave Ms. Gray the ability to let her imagination run wild, thus creating her unique style of writing, where the stories speak for themselves. Big city living, in her teenage years to the present allowed her to harvest that energy and creativeness to bring to life some of the most unique characters, such as Michael Raven and Julian Deveraux. Although Vampires are her most used basis for characters and settings, Ms. Gray's novels also venture into those of other supernatural realms, with ghosts, witchcraft and werewolves coming into play in several of her upcoming manuscripts. 
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Tour Schedule - One Week Blog Tour for The S.P.I.R.I.T Series by Dawn Gray from Dec 8 to Dec 16, 2014
Dec 8
Coffee Books & Art - Promo & Dream Cast
Indy Book Fairy - Promo & Character Bio's
Dec 9
A Little Bit of R&R - Promo & Author Interview
Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog - Promo
Dec 10
Loves All Things Books - Promo & Playlist
Angels with Attitude Book Reviews - Promo, Author Interview & Playlist
Dec 11
Trips Down Imagination Road - Promo & Review
The Avid Reader- Promo, Dream Cast, Character Bio's & Playlist
Dec 12
Evanlea's Bookshelf - Promo & Review
Patricia D. Eddy - Promo
Dec 15
Eclipse Reviews - Promo, Dream Cast, Character Bio's, Character Interview & Playlist
Portals to New Worlds - Promo, Dream Cast, Character Bio's & Playlist
Dec 16
MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It Book Reviews - Promo & Dream Cast
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Promo
Ms. Me28 - Promo & Review