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Thursday, December 20, 2012

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: "TOUCHING ETERNITY" - AIRICKA PHOENIX

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*Hey everyone!! Today is the RELEASE DAY for the FABULOUS book "Touching Eternity (Touch 1.5)" by the AMAZING Airicka Phoenix!! I am sooo excited! I loved the first book in the Touch series "Touching Smoke" and I was very excited to read "Touching Eternity". I was very fortunate to be able to read and review "Touching Eternity" and you will be able to find my review for the book at the bottom of this post! Also, there will be other information and fun stuff related to "Touching Eternity" and Author Airicka Phoenix. You will see the book trailer, the book buttom which you can put on your own blog or website if you want! Also, there is the blurb of the book, an amazing book widget to check out, an author bio, and more. Have fun and enjoy!* <3 <3

 
 
BOOK INFO:
 
Book Name: Touching Eternity (Touch Series Standalone, book 1.5)
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Self-Published
Release date: December 25, 2012
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance Drama (18+)
Warnings: Angst, drama, torture, suicide, abuse (mental, emotional, physical, sexual, substance (unwilling)) all are implied, not graphic.
Formats: ebook, paperback
Other Novels:



Blurb: TOUCHING ETERNITY



What would you choose?
 
She had everything but freedom.
 
He had nothing but his loyalty, his wits and his training.
 
She was a prisoner, a disease, not fit for the world, and she didn't know why.
 
But she did know she wasn't allowed to die, she wasn't allowed to live and she wasn’t sane.
 
He was a soldier, a protector, but his foundation will be tested when he must destroy the only light in his dark world.
 
Thrown together, prisoner and keeper, their rebellion will splinter through time, changing the course of history and the fate of the world. Their love will challenge their greatest enemy and immortalize them forever.
 
Loyalty. Freedom. Love.
 
What would you risk?
 
"Let me die."
 
Pain darkened his eyes. "Never."



*Here are some fun things related to "Touching Eternity" - you will get to see the amazing book trailer, copy the html code to add the book button onto your own blog, and also see the beautiful widget for the book. And, you saw at the top of this post the great banner! Everything came out so good!*



The "Touching Eternity" Book Trailer:
 



The Book Button:
 
 
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The Book Widget:



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Author Bio:


Airicka Phoenix is the author of TOUCHING SMOKE (Touch Book #1), TOUCHING ETERNITY (Touch 1.5), TORRID, a short story as part of the Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and WANTING & INTENTIONS, two stories as part of the Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books.



 
Contact Links:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AirickaPhoenix  (@AirickaPhoenix)
 
 
Buying Locations:
Links to come December 25, 2012


REVIEW:

 

 
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This adult book was awesome! I loved it so much, and it was definitely on a completely new level from “Touching Smoke (Touch, Book 1).” The first book of the Touch series was a Young Adult novel, but this book, “Touching Eternity (Touch, Book 1.5)” was an adult story because of the subject matter. The things that happened, and the emotions that came with each incident, were adult content. I would give this book by Airicka Phoenix 5 STARS overall, because it sucked me in and got me involved from the beginning to the end.
You can simply read the synopsis of this book to learn what it is about. However, I will briefly describe a little of the story. This book takes place BEFORE Fallon’s story; even though Fallon’s story was book one. Amalie can see and speak with dead people, and because of this, her father believes she is defective. If you read the first book, “Touching Smoke,” you will remember that Garrison is Amalie’s father…and also a mad scientist. He has this research that he does that he believes will change the world. Well, it certainly changed Amalie’s world, that’s for sure – it changes her life for the worse. Poor Amalie is a helpless victim of her father’s cruel and unorthodox experiments and research. She is a prisoner in her own home and has to endure endless torture by the person that is supposed to protect her. Her only solace from all the abuse, and I mean EVERY kind of abuse, is her time with Isaiah. They were each other’s only friends…until they became more than friends. As you can guess, her father ruined that as well. Read “Touching Eternity” to learn Amalie and Isaiah’s story: the good times, the terrible times, and if it was possible to ever bring the good times back before it was too late for good.
Amalie was just an innocent little girl. She never did anything wrong and certainly never deserved to suffer from all the horrible things that happened to her. The anguish that poured off Amalie was so sad, and I felt so bad for her. I love when I get that connected to a character, and I definitely felt for her. I felt sad with what Amalie had to endure throughout her life, and I just wanted to save her when she became so terrified. The poor girl was dealt a bad hand in life and I wish that I had the power to change that for her. However, when Amalie smiled, the sky lit up! She is such a beautiful girl with her auburn hair and blue eyes and she should have spent her whole life happy and smiling all the time. Unfortunately, that was not always the case and she instead lived her life being terrified and hurt most of the time. The only time she was happy, was when she was with Isaiah. When Isaiah was not there, the torture was that much worse because she did not have him there to help take the pain away.
I fell in love with Isaiah in the first installment of the Touch series. He was a sexy, strong, and brave man that loved Fallon so much. “Touching Eternity” showed us a completely different side of Isaiah. He was still sexy, strong, and brave, but we met a different Isaiah this time. Of course, it was the same person but we were able to see who he was from the time he was a little boy. We learned more of his history, and I really liked that fact. Also, instead of reading about Isaiah and Fallon’s relationship…we read about Isaiah and Amalie’s relationship. I loved reading about their happy times together and hated to read about their bad times. I wanted them to have a happily ever after no matter what. I was routing for them throughout the whole story. Unfortunately for Isaiah, he was almost brainwashed when it came to Garrison. Garrison gave him everything in life, and saved him from the streets at just eight years old. He convinced Isaiah that he was helping Amalie because she was sick. Isaiah never really knew the torment that Amalie underwent, he thought that everything Garrison did was in Amalie’s best interest…plus he never was there when Amalie was tortured. Isaiah truly loved Amalie, and even if it hurt himself, he wanted to make sure that Amalie was okay and he really did have her best interest in his heart.  
WOW! Just wow! “Touching Eternity” packed it on with the emotions! Oh man, did it have it all! I just enjoyed this book so much while reading it and it really made me feel. I loved Amalie and Isaiah! They were just fabulous and elicited so many reactions from me. I felt happy, sad, angry, shocked, and more. It was a whirlwind of feelings, and it was great! I would recommend “Touching Eternity” to people that read “Touching Smoke,” but keep in mind that this book is Adult…not YA. Also, I think this 5 STAR book will be great for readers that are looking for a book that leaves an impression…or if you are just looking for a great book! Check out Airicka Phoenix, and add her books to your To Be Read list. I will definitely continue to read this author’s work!



*Thank you for stopping by my Blog today to check out my review and the info on "Touching Eternity (Touch 1.5)" by Airicka Phoenix. Airicka Phoenix is an amazing writer and I was very happy to be able to help with the release day for her book. I hope it is a successful one! "Touching Eternity" was great and I loved it, as you read in my review! So, leave your feedback in the comments and let me and Airicka know what you thought of all this info you saw here today! xoxo <3 <3 *

1 comment:

  1. I love the passion with which you write your reviews! I think Airicka's cover artist did a rotten job, based on this review. This is the kind of review you would expect for a legendary character, which she may have created - based on your enthusiasm. I hope I have as much fun reading the book as I did your review!

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