Monday, October 19, 2015

LAKE OF SINS BY L.S. O'DEA - VIRTUAL & REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY



Lake of Sins
by L. S. O’Dea


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GENRE:  YA, paranormal, dystopian, sci-fi/fantasy


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BLURB:


In a world where class distinction means the difference between imprisonment and freedom and even life and death, being chosen to stay in the encampment and breed is the only way to guarantee survival for a teenage Producer.


Every year after harvest, the finest examples of teenage Producers are assigned mates; the rest are loaded onto carts and hauled away, never to be seen or heard from again. Trinity, a sixteen-year-old Producer, knows that she has no chance of being chosen to stay. She isn’t even full-blooded Producer. Her father is a House Servant and she’s spent her entire life hiding her differences, especially her claws and fangs.


She has one week to sneak into the forest and discover what happens to those who are taken. Her plan is simple, but she doesn’t count on being hunted and captured by predators long believed to be extinct. Can she elude her captors to uncover the fate of her kind and return to camp before her escape is discovered?


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EXCERPT


“Something’s following us,” he whispered as he unsheathed his knife.  


The quiet rustle of vegetation behind them signaled that night was not the only thing approaching.  He pointed to a large tree.  She scurried up it and stopped on a limb high off the ground.  He signaled for her to wait and then walked several yards farther before climbing another tree.  He crouched on a low branch, knife in hand.


The woods were gray, the shadows growing wider as time passed.  She waited, scanning the forest below, her heart pounding in her ears.  What was hunting them, besides Guards?  She pulled her knife out of the sheath and adjusted her position.  Gaar always said that predators had to have patience, so the smart prey would too.  She was still working on that.  She shifted around again for a different angle.  So far, she hadn’t seen anything dangerous in the forest, but she had traveled mostly with Mirra.  She tried to relax her breathing, but it was coming in short pants.  She had to calm down.  Fear could be smelled.  Fear attracted predators.  


There was a soft whisper in the vegetation and a pair of glowing red eyes appeared in the brush.  A few feet away were two more eyes and then another set.  There were at least ten pairs, shining in the darkness.


CHARACTERS ILLUSTRATION




MY REVIEW
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lake of Sins: Escape starts with a lot of information,characters and slow-paced, luckily we have a list in the back for quick references and related with the pace in a couple of chapters later, the story begins to develop and there's no turning back. Wow. The Author sure have imagination, the plot is original, she presents a dystopian/apocalyptic type of world that I have never read before. The humanoids and "animalistic" characters are portrayed so good, the main character, Trinity is really likeable, but I have a soft spot for Mirra.
The storyline is full of great dialogues, action, plagued with twists and turns, L.O.S. Escape is a fantastic read!!
Highly Recommended
*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
L.O.S. Secrets of Blood picks up right after book #1 was left. At this point, you are familiar with all the characters and descriptions, so the reading is fast since page one.
Once again, the Author delivers a fantastic read!!! Excellent written, with brilliant changes of points of view, great dialogues and more gripping situations. The journey of our beloved characters is really entertaining, I'm really wishing that is going to be a part three.
This is a MUST read!!!
*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


L. S. O'Dea grew up the youngest of seven. She always wanted to do what her older siblings were doing, especially reading stories.


Ill at a young age, she immersed herself in books. Her life changed when she read a short story written by her older brother and realized that normal (somewhat anyway, since her brother was a bit weird in her opinion) people created these amazing stories. From that day forward, she wanted to write.


However, as with all good stories, obstacles rose in her path (mostly self-created obstacles) and it took her many years to put finger to keyboard and type her first book.


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15 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting and yes, there will be a part three (and four and five). Glad you liked the books and thanks for the great reviews.

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    1. Yay!! Great news!! Thank you for letting me be part of your Blog Tour!!

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    2. Thanks for taking part - these tours would be nothing without you readers.

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  2. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

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    1. I'm a pretty "normal" eater - at least to me. I am vegetarian so I do eat some foods that others might consider weird or unusual. I guess I'd have to answer that the Quorn products are probably the most odd. They are made from a fungus. If you look up how they are made, you might not eat them, but I always remember how much rat poop, and bugs (cockroaches) are allowed in peanut butter. If I still eat that, then what's a little fungus between friends.

      I will add that the worst thing that I have ever eaten is the vegan pudding. It was so gross that I threw it away. The chocolate was the worst and you'd think that chocolate could make anything taste good. I guess this pudding is the exception that makes the rule.

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  3. I enjoyed the posts, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Eva, glad you enjoyed the posts and thanks for following.

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    1. Hi Trix, thanks for following and reading. As a struggling author, I really appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks for following, Victoria. I agree. The review was awesome. :)

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