Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Soul's Mark Found by Ashley Stoyanoff: Book Blitz; Black Lion Tour Stop




 
Today it's my turn to host the WINNER of 2012 Royal Dragonfly Book Award:


The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff. 
(Book 1 in "The Soul's Mark" Series)

Release date: July 19, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance.



 Synopsis:


Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowberg, excited for a fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire’s soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.


After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst—he is going to lose Amelia to another man. His heart takes over, and his impulsive decision to take away her free will and to intensify their bond quickly turns her growing love into hate.


When they become trapped in the emotional rollercoaster of their souls' bond, open conflict erupts. Amelia has no intentions of belonging to anyone, not even her soulmate, and Mitchell refuses to let her go.

While she frantically searches for a way to escape his grasp, Amelia unlocks the painful memories of her past and uncovers a powerful secret. But before she has a chance to explore her newfound edge, she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly game of revenge and is forced to realize that

YOU CANNOT
RUN FROM
DESTINY.





What do you need to know about this book?
  • 'The Soul's Mark: FOUND' Won 2012 Royal Dragonfly
    Book Award
    With a Perfect Score for Young Adult Fiction.







    • The Soul's Mark: FOUND has been IndieReader
      Approved!


    "Verdict: While this classic vampire-human love story could have been no more than another Twilight- style tale of possession, Stoyanoff takes care to create both an innovative backstory for the creation of vampires as well as a believable and entertaining romance." 

    Not convinced yet? Here is an excerpt:

    “Crap,” Angelle said, relaxing her stance slightly.  “It’s coming from the kitchen.  This can’t be good.”  She shot Amelia a frazzled look and then dashed up the steps of the porch.  At the glass double doors, she turned back and waved, gesturing for Amelia to follow.  “Come on, honey,” she called, before rushing into the house.

    The screaming grew louder and another clatter echoed through the doorway. Amelia rushed after Angelle, jogging over the inter-locking stone, dazed,  as if she had stumbled into an alternate universe.  She climbed the three steps of the stone-covered porch and peeked through the open door, trying to stay out of the way of whatever chaos had been unleashed.


    A faint smell of smoke washed out, followed by a man’s agonized yell.  Amelia glanced around, realizing she was walking into the kitchen.


    “Ouch,” he groaned, sounding a bit amused.  His arms were raised in an attempt to protect himself from the blows of a broom swishing furiously at him.  “It was an accident!” he cried out.


    On the other end of the broom was an elderly woman who looked to Amelia like she was made of circles, with a round pudgy face and plump round body.  She had on a flowery apron splattered with some kind of yellowy goo and she was screaming unintelligible utterances at the man as she continued to beat him relentlessly.


    Suddenly, Amelia saw the stove light up, fire crackling and blazing.  Forgetting
    the scene in front of her, she dropped her bag and rushed in.  What had her mother said about grease fires?  Baking soda, use baking soda, Amelia thought, that was it.  She whipped open the fridge, frantically searching and grabbed a box of baking soda from the door.  She dumped it on the burning grease-lit frying pan.  The fire extinguished in a billowing cloud of smoke and she coughed when she sucked in a breath.


    “What the hell is going on?” Angelle yelled, jumping in between them.  She snatched the broom out of the woman’s hands and tossed it out of reach.  It flew across the room, and slammed into the wall before clattering to the marble floor. “That’s enough.”  She grabbed the man by the shoulders and shoved him away.

     
    “He’s ruining my kitchen.  Look at this mess,” the elderly woman said in a tizzy, surveying the mess.  Amelia followed her gaze and noticed that the yellowy goo was splattered everywhere, smeared across the large cherry island, globbed on the weathered black wall cabinets, dripping from the ceiling, as if a bomb of stickiness had gone off.

    The man was rubbing his shoulders, looking at Angelle as if she had really hurt him. Amelia stood back and watched, trying to stay out of the way.  He was just as tall as Angelle, and bulky with muscles like a football player, a really hot football player.  “I was just trying to make pancakes for Amelia,” he said, smiling bashfully at Amelia. Then he looked back over at Angelle, “And in case you missed it, she was hitting me.  Why did you shove me like that?”

    Angelle rolled her eyes in a dramatic show of annoyance, “I’m sure you deserved it Eric. You usually do.”  She looked over at the woman, who was now scurrying around the kitchen trying to clean up the mess.  “What did he do, Mabel?” That’s Eric, Amelia realized.  She giggled. He really was looking green.
    That’s what the guard had been talking about.  His shaggy, uneven, punk style haircut was dyed in a vibrant, bright green.  Hot, she thought.  Green hair, hot?  Well, on him, yes, it was really hot.  He was covered in the same ticky goo—pancake batter?


    “He used a blender without the lid,” Mabel said.  Her voice was stern and a touch motherly and she had a soft accent, maybe English, Amelia thought. And she looked absolutely fit to be tied.


    He just shrugged.  “Stirring was taking too long.” “You’re such a dork—and what’s with the hair?” Angelle laughed.  “You look like a little punk.” “Don’t knock the hair,” Eric said, leaning back against the island, arms folded across his chest. “You can’t go to the office like that,” Angelle said. “Don’t have to.  I’ve been promoted to personal chauffeur.  And I think it looks great.  I thought you would appreciate it.”  He batted his eyes and struck a pose.  “It totally matches my eyes.”  He looked Amelia over and then pushed off from the counter, strolling towards her with a mischievous grin on his face. Amelia had hoped they had forgotten about her and she really hoped she wasn’t drooling, because man, he was sexy, like head to toe sexy.  He stopped about a foot away from her and she met his eyes, which indeed matched his new hair color. Eric dropped into a gallant bow and she giggled like a little schoolgirl.  He took her hand in his, and kissed it lightly. “Welcome my lady,” he said playfully. Angelle groaned.  “You are such a moron.”







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    About the author:

    Ashley Stoyanoff lives in Whitby, Ontario and loves diving into the magical world of creating fiction. Over the years she has written numerous short stories. The Soul's Mark: FOUND is her debut novel. When not writing, she can be found reading sappy novels, watching cheesy chick flicks, and buying far too
    many clothes.


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    Giveaway:

    Rules:

    • This is a TOUR WIDE Giveaway.
    • Open Internationally. 
    • There will be 5 winners that will be notified via e-mail.
    • They have 48hs to answer, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.





  • 3 Paperback Copies of The Soul's Mark: FOUND


  • $25 e-gift card for Amazon

  • $25 e-gift card for GelaSkins

  •  


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    FOLLOW THE TOUR:


    Tour Schedule 
    March 25: Black Lion Tours Blog: Introduction.
    March 26: MK McClintock Blog: Promo.
    March 27: Le Vanity Victorienne: Promo.
                     Lindsay's Scribblings: Promo.
    Mar
    ch 28: Tina's Book Reviews: Promo.
    March 29: Clean Romance Reviews: Promo.
    March 30: Vanilla Moon Blog: Promo.
    Mar
    ch 31: Paranormal Book Reviews: Promo
    April 1: Marked by books: Review.
    April 2: Laurie's Paranormal Reviews: Promo.
    April 3: Kimberly Lewis: Promo.
    April 4: Bookworm Lisa: Review.
    April 5: 
    A Dream within a dream: Review and Promo.
    April 6: I Know That Book: Promo.
    April 7: 
    Bunny Reviews Blog: Promo.
    April 8: 
    Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer: Promo.
    April 10: My Serynity: Review.
    April 12: A Book Lover's Library: Review.
    April 13: 
    Characterized Blog: Review.
    April 14: 
    Makayla's book Reviews: Promo.
    April 15: 
    Chapter by Chapter: Review.
    April 16: Deal Sharing Aunt: Review and Promo.
    April 17: Libby's Library: Review and Promo.
    April 18:
     Le Vanity Victorienne: Review and Promo.
    April 19: Black Lion Tours Blog: Wrap-up.

    7 comments:

    Rhomy PP said...

    Thanks for posting Laurie!

    Ashley Stoyanoff said...

    Thank you for hosting me today!

    Good luck to everyone who has entered the giveaway. :)

    kathy p said...

    great giveaway...fav paranormal is dragons...

    Simona Husaru said...

    It is really hard to choose just one kind of paranormal creature..lately i am becoming a fan of dragons!

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I love the cover of the book! I am not the biggest fan of vampires but the plot of Soul's Mark Found sounds awesome!

    Thomas Murphy said...

    I like vampires
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    MANDY83 said...

    Werewolves.

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    Felicia said...

    Vampires are my fave paranormal creature - Barnabas Collins started it for me!

    Thank you SO much for this great opportunity to win!