Friday, October 25, 2013

Tour Stop! PARAWARS: UPRISING by Caitlin Greer *Excerpt! Review! Awesomeness!*

PARAWARS: UPRISING
By Caitlin Greer
Book One of the ParaWars Trilogy 


The Paranormal Uprising brought myth and legend out of the shadows and into real life. The war that followed tore the world apart. Two years after the Uprising, twenty-year-old Kendry is learning the hard way that the battle lines aren’t as clear-cut as human versus para. And the hard way means being hunted down by both human militants and para separatists. Trouble is, she has no idea why.

On the run with only her mysterious gargoyle guardian, Kendry knows that finding out why she’s on everyone’s most-wanted list will be no easy task. It means charging headlong into a war she’d hoped to avoid, and is woefully unprepared for. So when she realizes that everyone in her life has been lying to her, discovering that she’s somehow the key to ending the war is the last thing she needs. With both sides tearing up the world to find her, it’s decision time for Kendry—keep running, or stand up and fight.




My Thoughts:
I have now read two books by Caitlin Greer--ParaWars: UPRISING and EYRE HOUSE--and I can say without doubt that I'm a HUGE fan of Caitlin's writing. Her voice is strong and well-formed, and I'm a forever fan. Stellar storytelling skills aside, Cait is an amazing and supportive member of our little writing community. I highly suggest grabbing a copy of every book she writes. She can't fail. 

Now, what can I say about ParaWars: UPRISING . . . first of all, MORE. I need more Axel like yesterday! Please hurry up with Book 2, Cait, and if you need a beta reader, I'll humbly volunteer. In other words, GIMME! 

This story took off in a flash and never slowed down. Though the romance aspect was strong--and O.M.G. the freaking sexual chemistry!--the romance was not the driving force of the story. The action was. ParaWars: UPRISING moves along at a wonderfully quick pace, never slowing down to lose the reader, and the adventure combined with the steamy romantic tension make for a truly exciting read. 

I highly recommend this book to everyone. Well, everyone over 18, that is, because holy sex scenes, Batman!

P.S. I LOVE YOU, AXEL. *pushes all other book boyfriends aside* 

Excerpt:

Axel tackles me as the jubjub lunges. We hit the stone with my ears still ringing, and the whole rampart shakes. He pauses long enough to make sure I’m okay, and then he’s up, dodging the jubjub’s slashing beak. The thing is enormous. I can’t tell what color it is, because it shifts, blending in and out of the fading daylight. I can’t really even get a good look at it, which is weird, because I can’t take my eyes off it.

Axel finds an opening, and dives. His fists batter the giant bird’s head. He seems immune to its shriek, which has me paralyzed. I keep trying to shake it off, with no luck.

The jubjub manages to escape Axel’s hold, throwing him off into the air. My hand finds the trigger of my 9mm as its eyes center on me again, its mouth opening for another shriek. I manage to let off a few shots before it deafens me again, but they only seem to make it angry. And then Axel is back, pounding on the back of its head, twisting at it.

Shrieking in rage, the jubjub bird throws its wings left and right, around, over, and into me. Claws dig into the ramparts, crowding me almost out of room, and options are few. Against the wall seems better than the open air, but end up trapped, unable to escape the flailing wings. Turns out its feathers are as sharp as the beak and claws.

The pain is good, though. It breaks the siren spell of fear and anxiety projected by the jubjub’s shrill cries. It wakes me up.

Two things come into sharp focus. The bird’s not going down, even as strong as Axel is. And the sun is about to disappear, which means Axel is about to become a lot more vulnerable, thanks to the already risen moon. The jubjub’s sharp feathers and talons and beak will shred his flesh faster than a blender.

The jubjub screams again as it catches sight of me. It lunges forward, blade-like beak snapping at me. The stone below me is guaranteed to bruise later, but it’s far preferable to losing an arm, or even my head. The small parapet becomes a lot smaller as the jubjub stabs its beak after me again and again. I roll around, desperate to avoid it, while the sun creeps lower and lower. The moon’s already high. Time is running out.

Axel’s voice cuts through the jubjub’s noise, rising in his own scream. I look up at him, arms wrapped around the bird’s razor-feathered neck, the stone muscles in his arms and neck bulging, wings fully extended and beating hard as he drags the head away from me.

“Dammit, Kendry, shoot it!”

Where the hell is my rifle?


Author Bio:

Cait writes YA and NA stories that range from sci-fi and fantasy (because she loves making worlds and things up), to contemporary (because she kind of sort of fell into it and discovered she’s not half bad). Her best friends growing up were the combined works of Robin McKinley, Madeline L'Engle, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, and too many others to mention.

She drives a Jeep, loves the outdoors, takes pictures of everything she can, and writes obsessively. A martial artist and a former teacher, Cait is owned by two cats who started out incredibly small, and are now incredibly huge.

She currently live in Utah, but Virginia will always be home.

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GO BUY THIS BOOK! 
You will not be disappointed! (You'll need to grab EYRE HOUSE too because of the awesomeness of that story. Just trust me on that.) 

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