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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Dark Siren by Eden Ashley

Book & Author details:

Dark Siren by Eden Ashley 
(Dark Siren #1)
Publication date: July 4th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult


To survive, their bond must be unbreakable.

When the mysterious and passionate Rhane rescues Kali from an attacker in the theater parking lot, they form an immediate, smoldering connection. But Kali doesn’t remember Rhane or anything from their past. As far as Kali knows, she’s just a seventeen-year-old kid coping with an insatiable hunger for the “spark” or energy of others, feeding on classmates to survive.

A unique artifact—one that may hold the key to returning Kali’s memories—is uncovered by the archaeology firm where she works part-time, sending Kali and Rhane on a dangerous journey that leads them to the Forbidden City, into the unforgiving Gobi, and into the ruins of Rhane’s ancient homeland. As they fight for survival, Kali begins to discover who she really is and the true power she possesses.

But Rhane still harbors a secret that could destroy Kali…unless old enemies kill her first.

4 out of 5 (very good)

I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

In a genre that is saturated with shifters and vampires (although that is slowly changing) it makes a refreshing change to read something different. And trust me, this is different. I have read the book, enjoyed the book, know what Kali's title is but I don't actually know 'what' she is completely. You might think that this is a problem but it's not. If anything, it makes you connect with Kali all the more. After all, this book pretty much takes place over a couple of weeks time so Kali has gone from knowing that she is different to being in life-threatening situations and being sold!

Kali doesn't give the best first impression as she is making out with someone else's boyfriend and also doesn't seem to upset about that as she rationalises it to herself. The relationship between her and Cal was a bit strange too although, to be fair, I've seen stranger relationships in 'real' life. I was glad when they split up although I am interested to see where the story is going.

Rhane, ah Rhane. What can I say about him apart from I want one! Tall, dark, handsome, protective, Alpha AND he has morals - what more could you want? Apart from loving every scene that he was in, I found myself getting more and more interested in his backstory as the current story moved along.

Although this is classed as Paranormal, I think I personally would add a touch, just a touch,  of Sci-Fi to it too (Builders). This was very well-written with a fast pace, characters that are both likeable and not! I honestly could not believe the ending and need to read the second book! Highly recommended.




  • Signed copies of books 1-3 (Dark Siren, Banewolf, and Blood Chained) - open to US residents (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, and territories)
  • 2x $5 Starbucks gift cards (INTL)


I’m Eden Ashley and I was born and raised in a small, sunny town in South Carolina. However, it’s the thunderstorms that inspire my best ideas. There are few things I love more than curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a rainy day, (except maybe chocolate cake. I love cake.) often reading into the wee hours of morning when something really grabs me. I pretty much love anything with supernatural elements, so writing paranormal romance and fantasy romance seems to be a natural fit.

My first novel, Dark Siren, is best described as paranormal romance artfully wrapped within a plot chock-full of action, adventure, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, while the series has evolved to become a journey of redemption and second chances as two characters understand that sometimes committing evil is necessary to protect what is loved most. I took the siren from Greek mythology (and borrowed a little from mermaid lore), creating an entirely different creature, with its own mythology, and one that Publisher’s Weekly praised for its passion and complexity. This is not just another werewolf/shapeshifter romance or vampire romance. I think this is a story that both adults and teens can enjoy, full of characters to fall in love with!

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  1. Oh I like how unique and mysterious this sounds. I'm curious about the whole not knowing what she is at first. Glad you liked it! Great review! :)

  2. Hi Merissa! I'm glad you enjoyed Dark Siren! Rhane is one of my absolute favorite characters to write. In Banewolf you'll get to find out a lot more about where he comes from and what makes him tick. He has a few more of those swoon worthy moments too :) Thanks for hosting today!!