Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway - Runes, by Ednah Walters

Never in a million years, when I started this book did I think I would be so breathless at the end of it. The first book of this promising series surprised me like a Chuck Norris kick to the face.  I can't wait to read the next one, and only hope it will be released as soon as possible!! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and the author, Ednah Walters, for allowing me to be part of this tour and reading this novel for review. There is a giveaway at the end of this post. Also you can follow the tour by clicking this link.

Title: Runes
Author: Ednah Walters
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Release Date: May 20, 2013
Source:  Netgalley/Publisher/Author
Purchase: Amazon /Barnes&Noble / Smashwords

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Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

Dear Ms. Ednah Walters, 

How could you do this to me? 

Seriously, how could you.  

You introduce me to Raine, who one day sees things that others can't.  All while still dealing with her father's disappearance and trying to come to terms that he may never be coming back. She is sweet, smart, and devoted to her passion of swimming.

You gave me a sweet romance between her and her dependable boy-next-door (literally at one point) new boyfriend, Eirik.  He is even sweeter, and the kind of boy you dream of bringing home to your parents. 

And then....

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Holy Hell and Holy Water!

Guess who rolls in and moves next door.

Sexy, mysterious Torin St. James.

You throw in the ultimate bad boy on a motorcycle, no less.  You made him standoffish, arrogant, flirtatious... Torin doesn't waste much time whispering sweet nothings in my Raine's ear.  He is intrigued by how hard she fights her attraction to him, holding loyal to the only boy she ever thought she would want to be with.

Then you throw some mysterious young strangers posing as foreign students that roll into town along with him and create havoc with her life.  Raine is able to see them even when they don't want to be seen.  Her life as she knew it is over... when she realizes that they are not human, and neither is the boy who is currently next door.

When Torin saves her from an attack by one of these newcomers, she is relentless in getting answers which he slowly and reluctantly begins to give.  Torin's guard begins to come down, and he begins to allow himself to realize that, even though against every rule he knows... He wants her.

You built such heart palpitating tension in between these two that I could barely breathe every time they were alone together.  You even made me cry a little... shame on you.

But the worst thing that you did, Ms. Walters... The WORST thing!! You gave me an ending that I didn't see coming, and there is no publishing date listed with Book 2.

Bloody Hell.


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EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or

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  1. Thanks for participating in the tour and happy you enjoyed Runes

  2. Meant to add that Immortals comes out August 5th... See Goodreads

    1. WHOOOHOOOO! Thank you for disclosing the publishing date. So glad I don't have to wait that long to find out what happens next!



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