Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blog Tour - Jump by Cindy Paterson - Review & Giveaway


Centuries of loyalty

His code of honor was respected without question, until he consumed the blood of an enemy in exchange for a mortal woman to be set free from certain slavery.
He can’t forget her
Despite knowing, he will be imprisoned and put to death if caught, Balen, a fierce Senses Tracker, returns to Toronto to find the mortal woman, Danielle, he left behind two years ago. Haunted with memories of the torture they endured in the hands of a Senses enemy, Balen’s determination to see her again, drives him to risk everything. But when he does, a new enemy comes into play, one he can’t defeat. 
To conquer the wrath of fear
Determined to find some sort of peace after her abduction, Danielle finds solace in painting a man from her nocturnal unconsciousness. When he comes knocking on her door, her world is shattered and Danielle must face her worst fears in order to survive what is coming after them. It won’t stop. It can’t. For the ancient spell has no compassion. 
A journey of tenacious desire that refuses to fade even though that is what will destroy them. Because—in order for Danielle to live, first she must die.
Two years ago, Danielle disappeared for a few days.  She doesn't remember what happened to her, but she's haunted by a man in her dreams with green eyes.  She paints him in her art gallery over and over again but each time she paints him his eyes hold sadness, there's never a painting that she does where he's smiling or happy.  Her friend Anstice doesn't know what to make of it and refuses to look at the paintings that she keeps painting.

Little does Danielle know she was captured and tortured by a powerful vampire and the man she keeps painting Balen was also held prisoner there.  Danielle has no idea what goes on around her, a world filled with wraiths, witches, vampires, and a group called Senses.  Her would is about to be torn apart when Balen returns  unable to stay away from Toronto without making sure she's doing alright.  But Balen can't stay away, he's drawn to her the second he sees her again and she feels the same way.

But Balen broke the law while in captivity and knows he must pay the price.  Unable to stay away from her, but knowing he most go, Balen returns to the other Senses that he left two years ago to face sentencing.  Sentenced to Rest and exile, Balen boards a plane to leave.  What he doesn't expect is that he's bonded to Danielle and the further he is away from her the more pain she is in.  Waleron, the leader of the Senses has no choice but to turn the plane around and bring him back even though it's a sure death sentence.

Danielle finds herself immersed in a magical world she never knew existed.  Wanting to run away but unable to not only because of her feelings toward Balen and the bond they share she is forced to follow him halfway across the globe to Spain.  But in order to survive, Danielle must first die and become a Senses question is will she do it and bond herself to Balen for eternity?

I have mixed feelings about this book.  The first thing that drew me in was the cover not only of this book but of all the books in this series, next was the synopsis which I figured would fit my preferred reads, lastly was the beginning of this story.  While I did enjoy this story, I just felt that the spell bond between Danielle and Balen was more like the beginning of a relationship versus a spell that makes them bonded together.  For two people who are suppose to be bonded together by magic they seemed to fight a whole lot and she's even able to turn her back on him.  I don't know exactly what to feel on the one hand I liked this story and the characters on the other I just felt like more should have been done with the two main characters in this story.  For that reason I must give this book 3.5 stars.  This book may be for you, but it just didn't do it for me.

***Review copy provided by author in exchange for a honest review***
I am Xamien's secret lover. Well, in my head I am and since I'm single this is completely allowed. Some of you may ask, who is Xamien, don't worry you will meet him soon enough, but no falling in love with him. He is all mine.
Writing books is a fantastic way to have adventures that are impossible to have otherwise. I mean do you really want to fall in love with Waleron? He is so unstable and would never pick up after your dogs or clean the litter box. Not to mention the fact that he is always out killing disgusting grave robbing bug people.
Curling up with a good book and losing yourself to another time and place is the greatest reward. Being able to feel a character's emotions, their fears, pain and love. Now that is incredible. I relish in the books that stay with me long after they have ended. This is what I strive for in my writing. To give the readers, and myself, an escape into another world, my world.
I have been writing since I was twelve. My parents, sorry mom and dad, would send me to my room for an hour every night to do homework, and instead I wrote stories. Oops, guess that is why i did so bad in math.
I have never stopped writing since then and never will. It's like an addiction, but a good one. I adore stepping into the shoes of a character and deciding their fate. The characters are why I write. I want to fall in love with them (even the bad ones), so that I care about what happens to them in a story. If I can't care about the characters then why bother with the story.
I live in Toronto with a menagerie of pets that keep me on my toes.

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  1. I entered the giveaway at Rose's Blog!!!! Thank you for the opportunity:)

  2. I entered the Cindy Paterson giveaway at Rose's Book blog!

  3. I entered the giveaway at Rose's Book Blog. It looks like a great book. Thanks for being part of the tour.

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  5. opps I commented on Rose's Book Blog