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Friday, November 18, 2011

Eternal Starling Blog Tour Stop...with giveaways!!




Today I am so happy to be a part of the blog tour for my friend Angela Corbett's debut YA novel, Eternal Starling. Be sure to read through this post, because there are some awesome giveaways at the end!

Here's a bit about Angela...(as a side note...I have no clue why this section is highlighted in white...grr Blogger!)

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height, and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

You can learn more about Angela and her writing through her website, Twitter, or Facebook!



And just in case you haven't heard of Angela's book, here's a bit about it...


Eternal Starling
by Angela Corbett
pub date 12/6/2011

product description from goodreads.com

A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them.

Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.

Sounds good, right? As part of the blog tour, I was lucky enough to read the ARC to review, so here it is!


My Review:

Angela Corbett's Eternal Starling is the story of Evangeline (Evie) Starling, a young, independent woman who is off to college with the hopes of a great life. Evie is such a great character that I instantly fell in love with. She's strong and opinionated and stands up for herself against two very strong, opinionated guys--Alex and Emil. Way to go, Evie!

And speaking of Alex and Emil? Oh, my! These two guys are so good and bad all rolled into one, and you literally don't know who to root for by the end! Alex seems to be Evie's best choice, right up until Emil shows his true colors. Then Evie (and the reader) is torn as to who is being honest with her and who she truly loves. Such a nice job, Angela!

Overall, Eternal Starling is a refreshing YA debut with a unique storyline and exciting action and characters that keeps you questioning what's truth and what's not, right up until the end...where it leaves you wanting more! I am more than happy to give it 5 stars, and recommend that you all pick up a copy as soon as it comes out!

Giveaways!!

Angela has been kind enough to offer up some really cool, unique jewelry and a signed Eternal Starling bookmark for me to give away today to one lucky commenter--how cool is that?! Wanna see what's up for grabs?

Isn't that awesome? So cool! Now, if you'd like to be entered to win this, it's really easy. Simply spread the word. See, told you it was easy! Either Tweet, or Facebook, or Blog post, or add Eternal Starling to your Goodreads TBR list...then come back here and comment with a link to how you spread the word. That's it!! I'll choose a winner and announce on Monday!


Also, Angela
will be hosting a Pre-Order Contest to win a Kindle! Anyone who pre-orders Eternal Starling can be entered to win--simply email Angela a photo of your receipt, or a copy of your email receipt for proof of purchase, to EternalStarlingContest@gmail.com. The Pre-Order Contest runs from November 1st until the Eternal Starling release date on December 6th, so get your copy pre-ordered now and enter to win!

And be sure to visit Once Upon A Twilight to follow along with the rest of the Eternal Starling tour!

9 comments:

  1. Sounds so interesting. And love the cover!
    https://twitter.com/#!/MandieBaxter/status/137528238502191104

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  2. Awesome!
    here is my share link:
    http://twitter.com/SPNHeather/status/137532541874880513
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  3. Megan Williamson
    @maggpiew Megan Williamson
    Check out this blog you could win jmanni32.blogspot.com/2011/11/eterna…

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  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    I posted about this on my Facebook Book Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=244673662260854&id=161317363924658
    ladyofnarnia(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/osnapitzAngie/status/137677483372838914

    Email: osnapitzAngiex3(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  6. What a pretty necklace! I shared the link on my FB page
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/JenniferKJovus

    BTW you can pre order an autographed copy of Eternal Starling from The Kings English bookshop in SLC. :)
    Jen K Jovus
    kjovus at gmail dot com

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  7. facebooked: https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000547840483 Thank you! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  8. ooh! the bracelet is pretty! i'm looking forward to reading this book! thanks for the giveaway. :)

    -Len
    maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. That is a really pretty bracelet! I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/daspanda/status/139066279918178304

    sandra at pandareads dot com

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