05 November 2014

Shades of Chaos Tour Stop!

Dare yourself to enter into post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by six bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.

NOTE: Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon!
Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma!
Best for ages 16 and up~
 I AM Alive: I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not how I look like. My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10. Those below the rank of 5 are considered Monsters, a liability to society. The system says I am a Monster. I will not let them kill me. I will survive.

Initiation: Being a Vampire is a crime punishable by eternal servitude in the arena as a Gladiator of the Iron Gate. Mira, a newly turned vampire, must prove she has what it takes to survive in the human's world. It's kill or be killed. Immortality is not guaranteed.

Dissension: In the aftermath of the great cataclysm, vampires are enslaved by humans and used for blood sport as gladiators in the arena. Mira is undefeated, uncompromising, and unbreakable, but when an escape attempt leads her into the path of the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.

Finding Hope: After the death of the one person he called mother, Elei leaves the Trashlands of Ost for the city – looking for other people and for answers. But he soon finds out that people are complicated and answers hard to come by...

Rex Rising: In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life as aircar driver — until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side and the fleet at his heels.

Resonant: As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the City of Las Vegas, turning everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.

Reign of Blood: April Tate is a seventeen-year-old ferocious vampire killer who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after a viral epidemic has left the world decimated. After her family is abducted, her world tilts when she discovers they're not truly alone.

Released: After a demon apocalypse kills everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother and her friend Max flee their home to travel through the wastelands of America, chasing a radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter. But soon enough Abby and her companions discover what awaits them is much worse they could have ever imagined.

Burning Bridges: In a world divided between Hunters and Warriors, where prisoners are forced to fight in the arena until death, young Princess Echo must fight to find out who she really is and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again
I Am Alive
By: Cameron Jace
This book combines elements of two very popular dystopian novels The Hunger Games and Divergent to create a world where you are evaluated at age 16 and if you receive a score under 5 you are forced to compete in the Monster Show in order to earn a spot in society again.  

This book focuses on the disparity between classes and what makes a perfect human being.  The Summit, the government, uses technology to monitor their citizens from birth and then uses that same technology to eventually make sure they are killed if they are deemed unsatisfactory.  It was fascinating to me to see what the author views as a possible future if we continue to idolize technology the way we do.  Overall this is a very good book that leaves you looking for the next book in the series to continue the story.
Initiation and Dissension
By: K.A. Salidas
Wow this world is amazing and Mira is an amazing heroine.  She is smart, strong and refuses to let anyone crush her spirit.  She may be owned, kept in captivity and forced to fight to the death routinely but she will never give in. 

It was fascinating to see a world where even with all of their longevity and strength the vampires were kept as slaves used strictly for entertainment and hunted to near extinction.  Both the prequel and novel are amazing and while the main conflict in both books is solved in the end the overarching storyline is just beginning so you are still left with questions at the end.  I am very interested in reading the next book in the series so I can find out what happens to these fascinating characters.
Finding Hope and Rex Rising
By: Chrystalla Thoma
This world is simply amazing it is every sci-fi and fantasy lover’s dream.  I loved how the author developed and used her own mythology to drive the plot it really adds to the story and helps the reader sink into the world

I was very intrigued by the most powerful race in this world, the Gultur, they are female humans that possess and are influenced by a fully matured parasite called Regina.  In fact most of the plot lines in this story revolve around the various parasites you can contract in this world.  The character development and the ending to this book were both done very well and while leaving plenty of room for more books we were not left on a cliffhanger which is nice.  I am looking forward to reading more of this series.
Resonant and Reign of Blood
By: Alexia Purdy
This book world is just plain fascinating.  A virus that can turn humans into feral vampires has taken over Las Vegas and it doesn’t seem like anyone but April and her family is immune. 

April is a true heroine she is strong, smart and determined to live in a world that seems to be crumbling around her.  However, she is also stubborn, impulsive and immature in some of the situations.  As the story progresses we get to see April begin to mature emotionally and want to be a part of something instead of just being a renegade.  There are some revelations at the end of the book that make me very anxious to read the next book and see how everything turns out.
By: Megan Duncan

I have read many apocalypse books but I had never read a demon apocalypse book so this was a first for me.  I was not sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised.  I really liked the characters and the premise of demons randomly attacking in hordes is very interesting but I was unsatisfied with the ending. 

I felt like I read an entire book to almost have it negated in the end.  I was left feeling bereft and wondering what was going to happen to the characters.  I was given no closure and while I am interested in finding out what will happen next I am almost wary.  This was a very dark and violent book and while that is to be expected in this genre there is usually a ray of hope that makes it worth it all in the end and I did not feel that was delivered in this book.
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Cameron Jace
Katie Salidas
Chrystalla Thoma
Alexia Purdy
Megan Duncan
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  1. That demon apocalypse sounds unique and really good! It sounds like a great boxed set overall! Great reviews, Melissa! :)

  2. These books seem so interesting! I'd really like to read them. Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity!