Sunday, June 2, 2013

Runes Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

 Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father s disappearance, her mother s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her. Raine is drawn to Torin s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run. Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

My Thoughts:
This book is 100% awesome! First, the story is original. I've read books with Nordic myths as the focus, but nothing like this. I've mentioned before in other reviews that Ednah creates characters I love so much, I wish they were real people. Raine and Torin are no exception. However, they are EXCEPTIONAL! Raine is smart and brave. She doesn't take crap from anyone including powerful Nordic deities. No wonder she's attracted to Torin. He's the Holy Trinity of the boy your mother wants you to stay away from. Hot. Cocky. Dangerous. My Kryptonite! I loved Raine's friends. Eirik and Cora are loyal and great support for Raine when she needs it most. I can't wait to read the next book. I know this one just came out so I'm going to be patient. UGH!
If you haven't read Ednah's other series The Guardian Legacy you really need to catch up!

Now...even if you haven't read the book yet (get to it PDQ) you will enjoy reading this part of Ch.1 in Torin's POV.  Now if you haven't gone to one of the blogs that posted yesterday you'll be lost since they have the part that comes before this one.  So hop over to and read it before you dive into this part.  I promise it will SO be worth the jumping around!

“My husband stepped out for a moment,” she waved toward a mirror, “but he should be back any minute.”

I frowned. I’d never met her before yet I made her nervous. Or maybe it was something else. “Is everything okay, Mrs. Seville?”

“Yes, of course. May I offer you a drink?”

“That won’t be necessary.” I gave the marbled grand foyer and its grand stairs a sweeping glance and tried not to wince. It was so sterile. Even the paintings on the walls and the sculptures displayed in niches belonged in a museum. Staying with them would be a nightmare. I liked to come and go as I pleased, and work on my bike without worrying about dirtying a place up. “I was told you’d provide me with lodging until I find a more suitable place.”

“You are free to stay here, of course,” the woman said, her eyes shifting to the mirror as though hoping her husband would return. “We also have a house for sale a few blocks from here. It is smaller and not furnished, but—”

“I’ll take it.” I turned on the charm, took her hand in mine and flashed a smile. The effect on her was immediate. She visibly relaxed. “Thank you.”

She smiled. “It’s an honor to help. The problem is my son has the keys to the house and he’s not home yet. He might be at his, uh, friend’s house.”

“Where does he live?”

“She,” Mrs. Seville corrected. “I’ll show you.” She pulled a runic blade from under her sleeve, walked to the floor to ceiling mirror and quickly sketched runes on its surface. The mirror shimmered and became grainy. It started to churn, the surface coiling like a snake.

The portal took forever to form. Why anyone would choose to be merely an Immortal was beyond me. Their powers were limited, making them inept at performing runic magic. Even creating a portal was a Herculean task for most Immortals. Since I had no idea where we were headed and couldn’t speed things up, I kept my mouth shut and waited, until the coiling surface formed a tunnel. Through it, I saw an empty room on the other end.

To be continued on one of the following blogs:
Guess what?!  It just keeps getting better.  We have a MEGA giveaway!  

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  1. First, let me start off by telling you how glad I am that I stumbled across your blog! I love it!
    Second, Thank you so much for hosting this WONDERFUL giveaway! I'm a HUGE fan of Ednah Walters and the Runes series! (I'll keep my fingers crossed that this is open to international resident's Canada)

  2. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway! Ruins looks wonderful!

  3. Thanks for participating in the tour and of course, organizing it. Everything looks wonderful. <3 <3 <3 u.

  4. Thanks so much for being a part of this tour!!! This looks like an awesome book!!! I'm going to have to read it!

  5. Thanks for hosting the awesome giveaway.

  6. I haven't read this author yet. This book looks and sounds really good. I will have to add it to my wish list which is getting rather lengthy. Thanks for the post and giveaway :)
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  7. Thanks for posting! I love runes! Go team Torin!!

  8. I am a huge fan of the Runes series and can't wait for book 2 to come out! Thanks for having this giveaway!


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