Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Moonsongs series by E.J. Wesley Blog Tour (And GIVEAWAYS!)

About Blood Fugue

“Some folks treated the past like an old friend. The memories warmed them with fondness for what was, and hope for what was to come. Not me. When I thought of long ago, my insides curdled, and I was left feeling sour and wasted.”

Jenny Schmidt is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn’t fit in. Not that she has ever tried.

Life has pummeled her heart into one big, lonely callus. She has no siblings, both parents were dead by sixteen, and her last grandparent—and caretaker—was in the ground before she turned twenty-one. She’s the last living member of her immediate family. Or so she thinks…

“We found my ‘grandfather’ sitting at his dining room table. An entire scorched pot of coffee dangled from his shaky hand. His skin was the ashen gray shade of thunderclouds, not the rich mocha from the photo I’d seen. There were dark blue circles under each swollen red eye. A halo of white hair skirted his bald head, a crown of tangles and mats. Corpses had more life in them.” Suddenly, instead of burying it with the dead, Jenny is forced to confront the past. Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, she must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it.

Find Blood Fugue at: Amazon, GoodReads

My Review For Blood Fugue

Can I just say wow? The average rating on GoodReads for Blood Fugue is 4.46, I know you didn't stop by Jessie's Book Place to for me to be a captain obvious. However, I had noticed that before I had started reading this and I looked over some reviews and I was a little worried that maybe I was going to expect too much of this. No not at all.

The first paragraph had me hooked. I loved the humor that's sort of thrown into the book. The book starts off with Jenny talking about how she looks at the past compared to how others looked at it. Two of my favorite lines in the whole book are in that one paragraph. I might have talked about this in another review, but, the first person point of view is sometimes iffy for me. Thankfully, Jenny is an awesome character, she isn't chatty and that definitely helps with getting past the first person point of view bit. The characters on a whole were rather likable.

Unfortunately, though it is a very quick read, I had a ton of distractions, so it took me longer to get through than I had expected. Of course, that more of a complaint toward my family than toward the book itself. Once I was done with it however, I was really happy that I had the second one waiting for me to get to. If I do have one complaint, it would have to be that I felt like things just happened. That maybe there wasn't really a flow to one thing happening to the other. Of course, as I said before, I was distracted while I was reading it, so if that had to do with the fact that I was caught up with whatever was going on at home or the book itself I'm not entirely sure.

I would definitely give the book a 4.5/5.

About Witch's Nocturne

After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family's monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas.

Witch's Nocturne is the second of the Moonsongs Books, a series of paranormal-horror-action novelettes by author E.J. Wesley. These stories contain language and content better suited for mature readers.

Find Witch's Nocturne at: Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, GoodReads

My Review For Witch's Nocturne 

Honestly, even though I was really excited to read Witch's Nocturne (and I'm hoping for more), I was slightly disappointed with this one. I don't know if my expectations were just too high after Blood Fugue. Don't get me wrong, I liked Witch's Nocturne.

Again it was a quick read, I read this one much faster than I read the first book in the series (probably because I was alone in the house). We are introduced to a few new characters in this book, they aren't exactly what they might appear to be at first. The action and humor are all there from the first book. Jenny is still learning to be a "real adult" though she might not exactly be trying. It's kind of like what I like to ask people "bills what bills?" One part of the book that stands out to me the most and that I think was one of my favorites was Jenny's second (or would you call in third) visit to the library in her life.

The end of Witch's Nocturne does leave possibilities for the future. Even from the first book not all the question were answered and now there are more and now there are witches to be worried about.

I'm currently unsure of how I would rate the book. Right now I would say 3.5/5. Though it could be because I just finished it. If I gave myself some time to think it over it's possible I could change my mind.

About the author

Born and raised in Oklahoma, E.J. grew up in a land of good earth and better people. He holds degrees in psychology and counseling, but prefers to spend his time in the heads of imaginary people to real ones. He writes and lives in South Texas, and loves to chat about movies, books, music, food, and family.

Find the Author: GoodReads, Facebook, Twitter, Blog


And who doesn't love a giveaways! As part of the tour Jessie's Book Place is able to giveaway BOTH ebooks to TWO winners! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below (I believe, I'll set the Rafflecopter to be open for two weeks)! The giveaway is opened internationally!

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This last giveaway is the tour wide giveaway! Here are the prizes:

  • 1 Prize Package #1: Signed copy of Soul Screamers Vol. 1 by Rachel Vincent, Signed copy of Capital Hell by Alicia M. Long, signed copy of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Texas (Little Known Facts about Well Known Places (Package open to US addresses only) by Victor Dorff
  • 2 winners of a $15 GC to amazon or B&N
  • 1 winner of $20 towards The Book Depository (INT ONLY!)

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Don't forget to visited Candace's Book Blog and visit the other tour hosts.

1 comment:

  1. That's funny, well not FUNNY exactly, but interesting that you liked the first more than the second. I know I definitely liked the second a bit more and I think that most do just because we are getting to know Jenny more and getting more familiar with the world. But I'm glad that you still enjoyed it! I hope that you'll read the third book when it comes out in March.

    I loved that library scene too. It's so hard to believe that some people don't hit up the library all the time. I love that place!

    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts about the books!