Sunday, April 20, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: The Burning Star by Jessie Lane

Title: The Burning Star
Series: Star #1
Author: Jessie Lane
Genre: YA Mature, Paranormal
Publish Date: March 23, 2014 (Re-Release)
Review Source: eBook provided by Author for review


Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.

With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters that she would meet along the way, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, it would become clear that Kay wasn’t the only one with problems.

Yet another 17 year old young woman was fighting for her freedom and her life.

Kira had lived in a magical world that Kay had only dreamt of. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. As a matter of fact, she considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life. She fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.

Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.

As the two young women set forth in their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. The only question that would remain was who would come out alive and whole in the end?

WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.

The Burning Star is a very cute new supernatural romance written by Jessie Lane. Each chapter is written from the point of view of one of the characters and starts with Kay. Kay is our main character who has been battling a form of cancer for a while and her mother and her have returned to the small town of Asheville to continue treatments. This is also the same small town where her mother met and fell in love with her father. Kay does not have very high self esteem and isn't thrilled about having moved again. Her mother and her fight about whether she should be home schooled vs. starting over at a new school when she is already so physically weak from the medicines she has to take on a daily basis.

It's not until Kay runs across something unexplainable in the woods, that she decides to settle this fight once and for all and give her mom her way. It's very unlike Kay to give in to her mother's demands and her mom is surprised Kay has given up without a fight but she doesn't know the ultimate reason for the change of heart. On her stroll through the woods she came across an unexplainable event in which she ends up taking care of a very bloody and very attractive boy named Ryan. After trying to get Ryan to open up to her about what she saw in the woods, he realizes that it's possible Kay does not belong to the strictly human realm, but rather may be the long lost Fairy Princess that was abducted from the Seelie Court shortly after her birth.

Ryan isn't the only extremely handsome boy that comes into Kay's life though. While preparing for her date with Ryan, she meets Nick, a boy who will turn out to be a wolf. Not just any wolf though, a wolf that she has seen on two separate occasions watching her on the edges of her property. Caught up in her dilemma now of having two severely handsome boys pining for her, she finds that not only could she be a long lost fairy princess, but that she has a brother named Brendan, (Ryan's best friend and Prince of the Seelie Court), werewolves do indeed exist and her mother is not in fact her mother. Kay doesn't lose her sense of humor though. She believes that either she's gone to crazy town or that everyone around her has, including the woman who has claimed to be her mother all these years.

It's a wild ride for Kay on her journey to find out the truth and the reader is not let down by the speed of this story. There is adventure and drama at every bump and bend in the road. If you're a fan of faeries, werewolves and other things that you wish weren't myths, then this story is definitely worth reading. I'm definitely looking forward to reading The Frozen Star (book 2) in 2013.

Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.

Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!


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