Hello my faithful readers! I hope everyone is having a good start to their week. Today I am lucky enough for L.M Pruitt to take over for a bit. After her take over I will have a review of both Winged and Uprising. These are books 1 and 2 in her Winged series. I think once you read my reviews you will be running out and getting these books. So without any more words on my part I am handing the reigns over to L.M Pruitt.
So today is the big day—again. No matter how many release days I’ve seen or will see, there’s something magical about each one. There’s a sense of anticipation, of excitement, sort of like Christmas (or your religious holiday of choice) and your birthday all rolled into one.
In a way, it is like a birthday—a book birthday, anyway. I don’t have kids, but I’ve heard plenty of horror stories about labor so I’m not going to go all dramatic and say that releasing a book is like giving birth but there are a lot of similarities. Over the course of writing a book, you cry, you laugh, you swear up and down you’ll never do it again, you are convinced you’re going to screw everything up…. And then all of a sudden you have it in your hands and you’re looking at it and it’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen.
And then boom! All of a sudden, your book baby is out in the world, doing its best to get noticed and make something of itself. And now you have an even bigger fear—that nobody is going to love your book baby the way you do. That nobody is going to understand your book baby the way you do.
I think this is where releasing a book and being a parent really are quite similar. As a parent, you have to trust you’ve done everything you can to prepare your child to be on their own out in the world. As a writer, you have to hope you’ve written your book to the best of your ability, that you’ve done everything to ensure that the story you wanted to tell gets told. Sometimes you do a good job; sometimes you don’t. When you don’t, you look at what went wrong and do your best to correct it.
So, like I said, a book release is a lot like a birthday. Thankfully for every one involved, there’s a lot less blood and gore and much more drinking and hullabaloo.
To celebrate, I’m offering five ecopies of LOST to random commenters. Thanks for helping celebrate my latest release!
Winged Book Two
In the last year, Joanne Watson has died, fallen in love, fought demons and earned her Wings.
None of that compares to what’s coming next….
Life as a member of the Winged isn’t perfect–or easy. There’s always some new camp drama. There’s always a demon ready for a fight. There’s always death.
And now there’s the Resistance.
Joanne must choose again, this time between her fellow Winged and their burning desire for change or the archangels and the eternal vow she made.
Even in the afterlife, one truth remains–everything ends
Winged is the first book in this series. It is in this book that we meet Joanne. Joanne is born and raised a southern girl. Though her life is fraught with tradition she is bored. Fortunately and unfortunately she dies and that’s when her real adventure begins. Joanne’s journey to becoming Winged is filled with danger, love, hurt, anger and adventure. With two archangel’s vieing for her affections and others hoping to stab her in the back she must always watch her back. I loved this book. From the moment I picked it up I knew I wouldn’t be able to put it down. Joanne becomes such a great heroine. She really learns about herself all the while she must also prove herself not only to the Archangel’s in charge but to those whom she serves with. I also adored the supporting characters especially Danielle and Angus. But, putting all that aside how could a girl not have a crush on Raphael and Michael. They are both polar opposites but both have their own redeeming qualities. Overall, the story and the characters really draw you in and make for a wonderful start to a great new series. Once you finish Winged your hands will be itching to get them onto Uprising.
Uprising picks up where we left off in Winged. Joanne is now Winged and going out on assignments to kill Demons. It isn’t far into this book that we see difficulties lie ahead for Joanne and her friends. Choices must be made. Will Joanne join the resistance against the Archangels or will she side with the Archangels since she is already in contract with one? Try as Joanne might she is attempting to stay neutral to everyone. Though she finds staying neutral isn’t what anyone wants. She is pushed and pulled and betrayed by those closest to her. Joanne will find that it’s not only her life that is in danger it is her very foundation of her new life that could come toppling over with this resistance. This follow-up to Winged is everything you would want in the continuation of a series. We learn more about Joanne, the Archangels, her friends and those involved in the resistance. L.M Pruitt does an excellent job of leading you around. You think you know what is going on, but when you truly find out some real details you realize that just like Joanne you have been deceived and don’t know what exactly to believe. I really enjoyed this story and I can’t wait to read Lost.
I’d like to thank L.M Pruitt for stopping by today and Bewitching Book Tours for letting me host today’s stop. If you’d like to learn more about L.M Pruitt you can click on one of the links below. If you’d like to learn more about Winged, Uprising or the Winged series you can go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon and any other book retailer.
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. As a result, she’s not allowed to walk in the gardening department of any store without supervision. She’s also not allowed in the card aisle of any grocery store without an escort since she’ll spend thirty minutes opening cards and laughing for no good reason. She is the author of the best-selling Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and the Frankie Post series. She continues to make her home in Florida in spite of the heat and mosquitos and shares her home with two cats–one of them smart, the other not so much.
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