Book Tour: Full Fusion


Today I am participating a a book tour by Full Fusion by Natalie Damschroder! There’s also a giveaway down below for the entire set of the Full Fusion series!

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About The Book:
Title: FULL FUSION (The Fusion Series Volume 1)
Author: NJ Damschroder
Pub. Date: June 4, 2014
Publisher: Dragonsoul YA
Pages: 322
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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Eighteen-year-old Roxie Sebastian lives a charmed life, and she knows it. Too bad she can’t feel it. 

All her life, she’s felt disconnected from the world around her. Everything changes just before graduation, when she’s drawn to an eerie, brilliant light-which narrowly misses her as it blows up her friend Lincoln’s car. Clearly someone’s after Roxie, and finally Lincoln tells her the truth: He and Roxie are angels, beings from another dimension, and that light is her soul, separated from her human body in a traumatic birth. 

Once a skeptical Roxie rules out the other possibilities-like Lincoln created this delusion to escape his abusive father-she accepts her gut-deep knowledge of the truth. But someone has been screwing with her light, using it to commit crimes, and their actions are about to cause irreparable damage to two worlds: the one she lives in, and the one she can’t remember. 

Aided by her best friend Jordan, her boyfriend Tucker, and Lincoln, Roxie tracks down the criminal and uncovers many more secrets not only of her past, but of the history of their race on Earth. And then Roxie faces a horrible dilemma-the only way she can stop them from ripping apart both worlds is to fuse with her light…which could be tainted by the evil with which it was used. 

Author Interview:

What was the starting point for Full Fusion? Did the idea come from something or pop out of nowhere?

Like most of my books, the inspiration was many. 😊 I’d always wanted to write a YA but I wasn’t a very good teenager, so I wasn’t sure I could do it. I think the main inspiration was Anna from the TV show Supernatural. She was an angel who chose to fall and had lost the part of her that made her angelic. So I wanted to explore what that would be like—to be missing your soul. It seemed to tie perfectly with something I felt as a teenager that I’ve always found difficult to describe: a disconnect between my perception and my reality. It often felt completely surreal, looking at the world from behind my face. It was a quirk of my consciousness, but it was really fun to approach it from an adventurous perspective.

What was the hardest thing to write?

I remember this book as being a complete blast. I’m sure that’s selective memory and it wasn’t always easy, but I’m going to say the end was the hardest thing. I always struggle first to get there (it seems to just keep going and going!) and then to find the right words to tie it all off in a satisfying way.

Any future plans for this series or another?

The Fusion Series is a complete trilogy, but the door is open for additional stories, so it may continue at some point. In the meantime, I have a standalone book about a foster kid with ghosts she can’t get rid of and have just started a new series about a group of teens who discover they are part of an ancient tradition of protectors, awakened to face a threat the world hasn’t seen in a very long time.

Where did you get your start with writing? Did you ever think you’d make it this far?

I’ve kind of always been a writer. I started writing with a goal of publication in 1993 and I think I just assumed I would always do it. I didn’t really think about how far I’d go in terms of how many books I’d get published or anything like that. It’s a never-ending journey. 😊

What’s the best/worst aspects of getting published?

The very best aspect is having a reader (any reader, but especially someone I don’t know) tell me they love something in one of my books. When it’s one of my own favorite parts, the euphoria can last days. LOL

I can’t say there’s a worst aspect. There are things that are hard—finding readers in a crowded market, for example, or getting negative reviews, but those are just part of the job, and every job has hard parts. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

What’s one thing most people would find surprising about you?

I’m very talkative and a little pushy with sharing my thoughts in conversation (“know-it-all” is often a label applied to me LOL) so people are usually shocked to hear that I’m an introvert and find unstructured social interaction to be excruciating!

About NJ:

NatalieNatalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. She has had 24 novels, 7 novellas, and 16 short stories published by several publishers, most recently with Soul Mate Publishing, Entangled Publishing, and Carina Press. She recently debuted her Fusion Series, a young adult paranormal adventure series, with Full Fusion, as NJ Damschroder. Learn more about those books here.

Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, she does freelance editing and proofreading. She and her husband have two grown daughters, one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a Box Set of the FULL FUSION Series, US Only. Click here to enter.

FULL FUSION

Review Rendezvous: 3/10/18


Fallen by Lauren Kate
Book stats:
Genre(s): Young Adult, paranormal, fantasy, romance
Medium: Print
Number of pages: 452
Publish date: December 8th, 2009
Purchase: Amazon Book Depository

Fallen

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. 

Get ready to fall . . .


So I’m about to admit to the biggest sin in book-kind: I watched the movie for this book before I actually read it. I mean, according to Goodreads I read this back in 2014, but it’s only after I just saw the movie that I really re-read it and got interested. So it’s basically the first time I cared for the story.

But I must say, I did enjoy the book much more than the first time I read it. The take on angels is quite intriguing, and I need to know more about how Daniel and Luce ended up back together, because that has to happen in the end. It’s basically required.

Anywho, quick spoiler-free summary before I continue. Luce has been called psychotic her whole life (at least, until she pretends that she can’t see the shadows that plague her), but it came to a head when a cabin spontaneously combusted and killed the boy she was with. That got her sent to reform school, because no one believes Luce is entirely innocent. Even her parents are on edge, but they still love her, which is refreshing to have for once instead of the entirely absentee parents seen so often in YA.

It is at Sword & Cross, the reform school she’s sentenced to, that Luce meets Daniel. She can’t get over the fact that she’s known him somewhere before, and also can’t fight her need to stay away. She’s shocked when he realizes what he’s been keeping from her, and thus the problems begin.

I will admit, there was a bit of the classic love triangle that I am not entirely a fan of. It’s bad fallen angel vs. good fallen angel. We’ll see if it stretches out over more books, because then I really might have more problems with it. But, I digress. There is also some of that insta-love going on with Luce, which is why I ended up docking two hearts even though I did enjoy the book. Those two literary sins are just two of my least favorite things as they’re quite unrealistic. But then again, so is the concept of fallen angels and soulmates being reincarnated for each other. Either way, I’m still reading the rest, so that tells you it’s good enough to pick up anyways.

Rating:


VA
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