Friday, February 1, 2013

#cblspromotions presents Chrysalis My Review and Giveaway

Chrysalis (Chrysalis Series #1)
by Michel Prince
YA Paranormal Multicultural Romance
Published by Rebel Ink Press
Released on April 17, 2012
Heat Level: Sweet
Length: 437 pages

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In the annals of dysfunctional families, the Chisholm’s are working their way to the top. Drug abuse, an unwed mother with multiple fathers, and the questionable cash flow for the 'pretty one'. All this from a seemingly normal, two parent middle class family. But were the choices truly made of their free will?

Bad choices are a Chisholm family trait, one that confounds the youngest child, Ellie, who's trying to separate herself by making smart decisions. And falling for Oscar Jeffreys, the hottest guy at school, would be number one on the list of Chisholm family disasters. Yet the crazy part is it’s not a one sided attraction. Somehow Ellie has caught Oscar Jeffreys’ eye. Sure she could see the barriers between them. Race, age, popularity. They were at opposite ends of the spectrum. But a demon set to destroy her family? She can't see that.

Oscar provides security and acceptance Ellie never imagined she deserved. As the passion of first love grows, Ellie honestly believes she has a chance to beat the odds and live a happy, normal life. Then her world collapses around her. With the help of a guardian angel, Ellie learns of a world that has unknowingly surrounded her for years. And she'll have to find strength buried deep inside to save not only her future, but flush out and stop the demon in her midst.

And Ellie will have to learn that sometimes the hardest lesson about growing up is accepting that you're worth more.

“I am very happy that this book does have a sequel out, and I would more than happily recommend this book to anyone.”--Tiffany K

“It was so good that I read it from start to finish in almost one sitting.”--YA Book Addict

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The Beam (Chrysalis Series #2)
by Michel Prince
YA Paranormal Multicultural Romance
Published by Rebel Ink Press
Released on October 3, 2012
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 460 pages

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When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.--Corinthians 13:11

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must put aside their childish ways. In the past year, Ellie Chisholm has fallen into the security of her relationship with Oscar Jeffreys, emerging with a stronger sense of herself. But now Ellie's mother has started inserting herself into Ellie’s life, treating her as if she were a child even though Ellie has begun to make very adult decisions for her future. Having finally consummated her relationship with Oscar, Ellie learns the powers inside of her stretch further than vaporizing demons.

Maria, the demon bent on revenge, has been reigned in by God but that doesn’t stop her from disrupting and threatening those around Ellie and Oscar. Ellie becomes off balance as Maria switches strategy and attempts to destroy Ellie from the outside. Now the gauntlet has been thrown down. Ellie must help her family achieve positive change and finally break the tie between her mother and Gaap or risk losing everyone she loves.

Can Ellie maintain her sanity while walking the last steps as a child?

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About the Author:
Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Her novel Chrysalis is the first in a "cross-over" series following the demon plagued Ellie Chisholm. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, and cat.

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My 4 Star Review Of Chrysalis Book #1 in the Chrysalis Series

I have stated a few times that I am not big on YA novels but with the few that I did read so far since I have started with my blog I was impressed, the authors really showing me a different side and I enjoyed the books immensely.

Since it is a paranormal story I was hoping for some interesting read from page 1 but as the story progress and I learn more about the characters Ellie and Oscar there was nothing paranormal about the young people meeting and starting to date. Maybe too serious than I would like from such an young girl but seeing this is the trend in many YA novels I would leave it at that.
Both characters had their own interests excelling in their sports, supporting each other and the budding romance intensified with each page. Still I wondered where were the paranormal in the story when finally around page 126 it sprung out on you. With no real build up to know where it came from. It was just boom and the angel was there in the form of her best friend Kelly telling her to be aware of the evil illusions and deceptions from a demon called Gaap, that wants to destroy her happiness. (In my language Gaap means sleapy, or yawning) The demon even lacked some punch with a name like that.
In this story the fact that their love conquered the evil did win the story over into a good read. But I could not help but to feel wanting off some important information to clue me in. The saving angels in my opinion were absent in the saving department leaving the two young people to defend themselves against lies and attacks from the demonic presences.
I loved the character that portrayed Oscar's father, Mr Jefferson a firefighter with a Masters degree the only wise adult in this book. Helping and steering them to be wise towards each other. And I was happy to read that Oscar chastised Ellie on her lack of respect towards her mother. In my book just a big no no.
This is definitely a book for sixteen year readers and older since the love scenes is more then I expected in a Young Adult book. The seriousness of the growing love while still struggling to know who she was as a person clued you in off the immaturity of this young girl. Not ready for such an serious relationship portrait by the author.
Oscar's character coming close to handle such an love dealing with his past and setting his record straight. The protector and provider of Ellie's most basic needs. A fine young man no doubt.
Overall a good read.

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