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Sunday, 14 December 2014

REVIEW, BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Sia by Kia Carrington-Russell





SIA

(Phantom Wolf, #2)

By Kia Carrington-Russell

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Page Count: 234


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Eighteen years have now passed since the Phantom Wolf, Sia, faced her greatest challenge when she was forced to kill her lover, Kiba—the rightful heir to the throne. Sia murdered the dishonorable King Taleb for his transgressions before resting in peace among her Spirit Pack.

Saith and Keeley now rule over the Kingdom, endeavoring to restore peace and allegiance throughout the land. Their actions are clouded in secrecy so that their daughter—whom they named Sia—should remain protected and unaware. But what are they preparing for?


Sia, now almost eighteen years of age, must face her own journey to discover the mysteries her world has to offer. In order to uncover her true potential, Sia must confront her feelings for Trim. When her name is called, she sees him cringe as he remembers the love he once held for the Great Phantom Wolf before her.


Mistrust and lies decay the Kingdom’s solidarity. Sia’s curiosity is piqued by the fear that shadows all wolves: the threat of the humans. So what happens when she comes across one?



4 out of 5 (really liked it)

I received this from Bit 'n' Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed Phantom Wolf which I said was original and refreshing so I was really looking forward to diving back into this creative world and I was so not disappointed!

Time has moved and Keeley's baby is now fully grown and chomping at the bit to prove that she has indeed grown up and isn't a baby anymore, even though everyone insists on treating her as such. Because of this, she is sometimes wilful and obstinate, refusing to do what she knows is right - such as staying and training with Hansel. What doesn't help either is the fact that she has been in love with Trim for as long as she can remember but he only sees her for her namesake.

Kia has again written a wonderful, action-packed and yet poignant tale that will sweep you away. The plot is well paced and the characters are fantastically written. They each have their own idiosyncrasies which make for a very interesting read. There is a broad spectrum of characters to identify with, from the extrovert to the charmer, to the warrior. There is something here for everyone.

The ending came very quickly for me but only because I was so engrossed in the story. It has, however, left me with questions that still need answering so if you want everything tied up at the end of this story then you will be disappointed. For me, it means that I can't wait for Book 3 to come out so I can return to the world of Sia and Trim.

Three Things That Will Make You Want To Read Sia.

The scenery. I love the visuals in Sia: the waterfall, the open green fields, the castle and the bath chambers. It takes you to another world completely.
The concept. I haven’t read any other books about human- wolf people, and the concept of the humans as their enemy because they fear them fascinates me. It makes you question what if there was another form of life that feared us so much they would instantly kill us. They could rampage through our towns and slaughter us humans, all because they don’t understand us and they fear us. I like that thought provocation.
The Characters. I love characters that transform and learn who they really are. In Sia, the characters are so different. You have the introverted Trim, who says very little but will protect Sia no matter what; Fimble, who is open with his words, forward and honorable; Sia, whose curiosity is her parents’ headache. She always runs away from the castle. She is rebelling because she believes she is not as fragile as they all treat her. And Lyon who is a human, fearful of the group he is now with but just as curious of Sia’s kind as she is of him.

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PHANTOM WOLF

(Phantom Wolf, #1)


Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 191



Sia is a Phantom Wolf. Neither dead nor alive-and rotting from the inside-she is on the edge of her curse.

Once a Phantom Wolf has been created, they hunt their blood pack and slaughter all their loved ones. Except for Sia, who woke years after her death to find herself rampaging through the land on a lonely path. She continues to run from the rival pack that hunts her because she is a Phantom Wolf.


Attracted to a scent, Sia finds her old best friend, who is now a grown woman. Having once saved Keeley, Sia takes the role of protector yet again, despite Keeley’s involvement with the mysterious Alpha, Kiba, and his kin brother, Saith.


An ambush separates the pack and the four of them blindly fight the new warriors that attack them: desperately needing to find out where the attacks are coming from, as Sia has vowed to protect Keeley. But at what cost?


Now being chased, Sia finds herself conflicted by the mortal and spirit world while trying to protect her kin. Sia must confront her fears, as well as the human lover who killed her many years before. It is not only survival Sia contends with, but her own façade that must be broken so that she may find peace within herself once more.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Kia Carrington-Russell is a young author working on her first series: “The Three Immortal Blades”. Kia began writing at the age of fifteen in high school- finding that all her warped and strange dreams were giving her a fantastic new world- and since then she has never looked back.

Kia Carrington-Russell

Kia was born in a small town in Australia, moving around a lot at a young age until finding a stable town where she finished her schooling. Kia found herself enjoying and expressing herself through poetry, short stories and writing, photography, painting and drawing. All these mediums help Kia express the different world that she is so fond of.

In ‘Senior Art’ Kia focused on feminism and female empowerment; exposing through her work issues and concerns that many people would rather just “sweep under the rug”.

In one art installation, Kia made a bed out of Pokémon cards- the concept being that when she slept a new world would come to life and it was the only one she saw and constantly lived in.

Kia now focuses on her photography, writing and self-help blogs on her website: ‘Precious Living’.

Kia is now keenly working on “The Three Immortal Blades” and “Phantom Wolf” series knowing that these books must be shared with the world and that is what she aims to do now.

Kia writes in her Australian home, trying to focus at times on simply what is running through her head, as her cats either terrorize her legs as scratching posts or her puppy barks in her ear for play-time. And as she continues her series, they grow with her book.

Kia is strongly supported by her friends and family and thanks them dearly for being with her along the bumpy road and nothing would please her more than having your support as well.


Website: www.thethreeimmortalblades.com

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