Friday, November 9, 2012

Owlet Blog Tour & Review

Welcome to my stop on the Owlet tour.  I have a portion of the read-a-long for you, as well as, a guest post from Jarem, a  review AND giveaway!  I know!!  So many goodies in one place.  

Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.


Iris and Falcon watched the rest of the eagles in silence until each of them had found their mate.

“Today is a special day,” Falcon said, watching Iris’ every reaction.

“Yes, it is,” she replied, smiling up at the sky.

“Your eyes still come alive when you watch them,” he mused softly.

“What?” His odd words snapped her out of the hypnotic daze that the beautiful dancing had put on her.

“You...I...uh,” Falcon stammered as she looked directly into his eyes. For once she had the upper hand and wasn’t the one stumbling. Her heart skipped a beat, feeling the giddiness come upon her.

You have always had the upper hand when it comes to him. He has always loved you. That is why...

For the first time since Iris could remember the voice stopped, holding back, keeping something from her that Iris knew she wanted to know. Soon...the giddiness faded back into confusion. As though the voice had changed its mind with Iris’ reaction, it softly continued.

...he waited for you. Why the past is, what it is.

Loves me, Iris thought.

Yes, the voice returned.




Blood Type:


Favorite food:
A Turkish dish a maid once made for him that was a special preparation of a kind of beef. He now loves anything with a sauce even close to similar to it because the affection that maid showed him was the first he had ever known.

Jarem was saved from living a life with his father when his mother insisted that he be sent to Ramero. He did not understand what was happening behind the scenes, but within a number of years, his mother passed away and he was not allowed to return for her funeral. He had experienced enough of his father’s cruelty before being sent away to have a very fixed opinion of the man and being a member of the Falcon line and next in line to be a part of the Eyrie, he has been able to monitor his father’s actions somewhat, only securing his feelings on him. While both he and Roger were in love with Elena, he knew that ultimately the choice was hers and when she choose Roger, supported them both because they had been two of the only people to ever show him such support, even though it did break his heart.

Okay, this is going to sound nuts. I mean it. It is the WERIDEST place I have ever gotten inspiration from. Okay… I guess I may as well admit it; Jarem is based off of a golden retriever named Diggie from when I was a kid. Or at least that is how it started out. My grandmother had a dog I absolutely adored and he was loyal to a flaw. That pup taught me the true meaning of loyalty. His heart was so tightly tied to my grandfather’s that they passed away together, one right after the other. Jarem is that kind of man, the kind that ties his heart to those he loves who have earned his trust and affection and believes in loyalty to almost an extreme even if no loyalty is shown to him in return.

Worst quality:
He tends to take his beliefs to an extreme, especially when it comes to loyalty. He will sacrifice his own happiness for those who have become close to his heart.

Best quality:
He knows when enough is enough. He is almost always the voice of reason when it comes to planning and not going too far while still pushing forward towards the cause.

Unique fact:
Jarem helped Roger with the painting in Elena’s bedroom but he has extremely limited artistic abilities so mostly he helped come up with ideas and stayed locked in there while mixing paint for Roger as he asked for them and taking naps on the bed as Roger worked. He also trained in Muay Thai after leaving Ramero’s because he felt that human ways of fighting should be studied in addition to the Stryx ways.

My Thoughts:                                            Rating: 3.5 out of 5

First, I  loved the concept of this book.  It is 100% original, so I've never read anything like it.  The hardest part for me was that the story was extremely cryptic until over half way through.  That made it hard for me to connect with the characters at first.  Especially when names would pop up and I had to go back and make sure I hadn't missed someone.  Once I finally made it to that point where I could figure some things out, the book got really good and I was glad I hung in there.  I definitely want to read the next book to see how the story develops and how the author's writing improves.  I only say that because that seems to be the way all series go.  I'm so glad I got the opportunity to be apart of this tour.

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  1. Jeannette, please stay tuned. They'll be more from Iris and Falcon on the way. Thanks for your interest in Emma's 'Society of Feathers' series. I'm glad you found it refreshing and original.

  2. This book looks great! I love the cover and excerpt. Thank for the chance to win!
    -Brooke Banks


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