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‘FIRE’ Blog Tour by Shauna Granger

FIRE (Elemental, #4) Tour Information
Author Name: Shauna Granger
Release date: Dec. 18, 2012
Genre:Urban Fantasy, YA/New Adult
Social Media links: Twitter: @dyingechoes 
Links to find/buy your book:

Giveaway: 
(5) ebooks of EARTH, AIR, WATER, or FIRE – Open International
Grand prize: Shayna’s Solstice gift to Deb (a hand knitted scarf) and a signed paperback of the winner’s choosing (Earth, Air, Water or Fire), bookmark, and a $10 Gift Card for either Amazon or B&N. – Open to US/Canada

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour schedule for ‘Fire’  http://wp.me/p20ttU-Qt

Book Description:

Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.

They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home.  Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna’s mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna’s attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven’s insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences.

In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man.

Review of ‘Earth’ (#1 of Elementals series)

Blurb
Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start. 

Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it’s only a ploy to draw her out; she can’t let someone die because of her.


What I thought

Rating: 3 stars
Genre: fantasy, paranormal, tense

Shauna Granger’s novel is not the first I have read recently in which teenager’s draw on elemental energy to use ‘magic’. Maybe due to this fact or because of the back story and detailed description of her characters I found it took time to relax into ‘Earth’. However, once the story developed I found myself fully involved in the plot – Shauna Granger’s pace of writing increased, along with the intensity and I think her use of description became a useful tool as the frightening events were more accessible to the reader.
Although I found Shay a guarded and focused character I really enjoyed the friendship portrayed between the three main characters and often the humorous banter shared between them provided much needed light-hearted relief!! I cannot wait to read Steven’s story 🙂
I also found it really refreshing that Shauna Granger only intimated at romance and it did not become the full focus of her story.
After the slow-ish start I really did enjoy the book and look forward to the sequels, especially if they all have climaxes like this one!
I recommend this book to fans of ‘The Secret Circle’ or similar.

Author Bio:


I don’t do well talking about myself. So as basics go, I have recently self-published the first two books in my Elemental Series, Earth and Air, Young Adult Urban Fantasy novels. Look for the third installment, Water, coming in 2012!

I have been working on the Elemental Series for the last four years and plan for it to be a 5 book series. It was a hard decision to self-publish but it’s been an exciting and terrifying ride.


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