Sunday, June 16, 2013

***BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY~ Shattered Into Beautiful by Mel Ballew***

Shattered Into Beautiful 

A Surviving Souls Novel
by~ Mel Ballew 


Her Magick is destined but true love forbidden.

After beautiful Sylver Kyllienne Brady meets death at the hands of her boyfriend, Roland Parks, she transcends into Summerland. There, she reunites with her mother and finds her soulmate, Zander. Pulled back to the earthly plane, she must embark on a journey of discovery. She uncovers a truth. She is the descendent of a long lineage of powerful Witches. She must learn to control her power, protect the family’s Amulet and Book of Shadows. Sylver has no idea what awaits her. And, this is only part of her discovery.

Lives unravel as secrets are discovered and mysteries unfold.

Everything changes when she meets Zander Emmett –a vampire. Zander is gorgeous, exotic, sexy and unbelievably wealthy. He is also the one person a witch, such as Sylver, must avoid. Their love is forbidden but their souls draw them together like a magnet. Their bodies ignite, passion soars and their souls are left discovering, not only each other, but their destiny. His life holds secrets and enticing mysteries of his own that propel the parallels of their worlds to climaxing heights.

Will their colliding worlds separate them? Will Sylver embrace her destiny? Will realizing what is expected of her and falling soul-fully in love with Zander - the vampire she is forbidden to love, just leave her breathless?

Or, will she forever be Shattered Into Beautiful?

Amy's Thoughts~ 

Sylver Brady is a witch. The Chosen One. The one witch who is supposed to protect the balance of light & dark in the world. She's also skeptical. 

Sylver is also Shattered. Abused & shot at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, she manages to survive against the odds. Now her 21st birthday is approaching & events are in motion that she can not ignore. It takes herself, her amazing friend, & Zander to keep it all together to survive. 

Sylver is a strong female character. She's perfect. Always the survivor. Zander is her perfect compliment. Vampire, sexy, strong, dependable. 

I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I put it off and put it off, more so, because I just wasn't in the mood for a paranormal book. I'm glad that I had this blog tour deadline to push me to read it. It was a wonderful novel! Very engaging, a lot of action, and mystery. Zander is an enigma. I'm anxious to read the next novel to find out more about this sexy beast. 

Paranormal romance is a genre that is exploding right now. And generally we see vampires, and weres. It's not often that we run across a novel that focus' on the witch aspect. It was a refreshing change. 

Mel - I'd love to take a look at the inner workings of your brain!! Where in the world did you find your inspiration for this book?? When I read something like this, it just blows my mind that someone just thought of this stuff to write. Props woman. You changed my mind about this one. :) I thank you for the ride. 

Congrats on the start of a great new series. <3

About Mel Ballew~ 

Mel Ballew resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, along with their two adorable cats.
An avid reader, she has always had an equal passion for writing and has written her entire life, to date. Her mother initially birthed, inspired, and encouraged these loves. The two often discussed writing together but unfortunately, that dream never came to fruition.

Years later, this happened, that happened—life happened.
She stepped away from writing to place more focus on being wife and a full-time mom. Today, she would not have changed a thing. The day her daughter was born became the first day she realized a significant rhythm to her heart was also born. Her daughter, now preparing to go off to college, has grown into a beautiful and responsible young adult.
A twisted turn of events in September 2009 left Mel unable to work outside of the home. Forced to consider other options, and while embracing a therapeutic approach of transcribing all of the challenges facing her, post-accident, she returned to journaling. Once again, the writer within her has been re-birthed—awakened from slumber.
Mel is a hopeless romantic. Blessed, she has her very own soul mate, which she calls husband, best friend, and lover.
She is a simple country gal, with a profound love of true simplicity. She is just as hopeless in her love of nature and regards many of her writing aspirations to appreciating its beauty, although every single story is birthed from her dreams. Sometimes, in life, simply enjoying a chilled glass of sangria on a warm summer’s eve or indulging in her love of chocolate and peanut butter is an expression of enjoying such simplicity. For her, these moments are truly d’vine.

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