Here is my review of one of the books up in the Blog Tour de Force Masquerade. Gifts of the Blood by Vicki Keire.
: A dying brother. A young man with golden planes of light on his back. A blind chess wizard. An insane angelic kidnapper in flamboyant red leather. A town with more secrets than stoplights. A cat that talks to spirits. Waking up with eyes the color of moonlight
A bit about the Author
Official Website: http://vickikeire.com/
The Ides of March (Blog:) http://vickikeire.blogspot.com/
Vicki Keire grew up in a 19th Century haunted house in the Deep South full of books, secret rooms, abandoned coal chutes, and plenty of places to get into trouble with her siblings. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English Literature, and is A.B.D. with specializations in Eighteenth Century British Literature, Romanticism, and Postcolonial Theory. She spent the last decade teaching writing and literature at the university level while slipping paranormal fiction in between the pages of her textbooks.
When not reading and writing about all things paranormal, she indulges in her eclectic musical tastes, enjoys other people's cooking, keeps vampire hours, and adds to her massive stockpile of quirky t-shirts and designer notebooks. She'd rather burn the laundry than fold it. She believes that when an author wins the Newberry, he or she gets a secret lifetime pass to Neverland. She is fond of odd jewelry, bottle trees, and lost causes. She still lives in the Deep South with her husband, two children, and pets, but is pretty sure her house isn't haunted. A person can't be so lucky twice.
Gifts of the Blood and Darkness in the Blood are both set in the mythical town of Whitfield, where she has several other paranormal series planned. Whitfield is a compilation of all she loves about her upbringing with a sprinkling of the things she doesn't. Even though she created it and the people who live there, it still has the power to surprise her. She hopes you enjoy it as much as she does. Please drop by her website, www.vickikeire.com or connect with her online. She loves hearing from readers.
I did not know what to expect when I opened this book on my Nook. I loved the cover and the little blurb intrigued me. I love almost any story to do with angels, but Vicki took the story of Angels to a different level in this book. The story of Caspia and her brother will pull at your heart strings. A young woman trying to go to school, work, and care for a brother who is dying of cancer. Isn't that enough for one person to handle, but nope there is more in store for Caspia. Angels come in to the picture, both good and evil. And then there is a blind wizard, and loving witch and more than Caspia can process. This is a great story of love, strength, loss and rebirth. If you want a yummy character to love, then you will find one in this story whether it's Ethan the "good" angel or Logan the brother, or one of the dark angels...this book has it all for you.
I give it 4 dragonfly wings! Go grab your copy today, best part is, you can get one free! Just stop by her blog today and leave a comment.