Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway - Angel Fire by Christine Pope

Angel Fire
By Christine Pope
Genre: Paranormal Romance

As winter closes in on Kirsten Swenson's hometown of Sedona, Arizona, and the world moves toward the solstice, strange forces begin to converge on the quiet desert city, seeking to bring about the destruction of everything she knows and loves. 

Desperate to save her friends and family, Kirsten accepts the assistance of Martin Jones, a mysterious Man in Black who turns out to be far more than he seems. He helps to awaken the powers that have lain dormant within her…and also compels her to expose the shocking secrets buried in her past. But Kirsten soon learns that giving her heart might not be enough, and that the confrontation with the alien forces may demand her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Review

I’m a big fan of the paranormal genre, but I have to admit, I’ve never read a series with a focus on aliens. While I enjoy vampires, witches, werewolves and other frightening creatures, Angel Fire, was such a refreshing change from those popular characters. Christine Pope has created a storyline that includes fun banter, romance, and adventure.

Early in the story, protagonist Kirsten Swenson uncovers a few family secrets that catapult her into a quest that she was destined for. The world is depending on Kirsten to tap into her roots and defeat an ancient pack of dark aliens.  Martin is a government official who is sent to guide and train Kirsten for this battle, and he holds a few secrets of his own.  The two begin a passionate bond and all seems to be flowing well until Martin’s superior steps in and rattles things up for the duo. The battle is scheduled to occur on the upcoming solstice and Kirsten must fight regardless of these unforeseen changes.

Does she save the world? You’ll have to read Angel Fire and find out!

If you're unsure about aliens, put your doubts aside and check out this trilogy! It's very well-written, and will not disappoint those who enjoy the unusual. Alien fans - this trilogy is a must read.

Purchase your copy here.

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Author Info

A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Her short fiction has appeared in Astonishing Adventures, Luna Station Quarterly, and the journal of dark fiction, Dark Valentine. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Her first published novel was Fringe Benefits, a contemporary romance released by Pink Petal Books in April 2010. Next up was a paranormal novella, Playing With Fire, which was published in August 2010. In December 2010, Sympathy for the Devil, a paranormal romance novel, was released.

In 2011, Ms. Pope decided to strike out on her own as a self-published author, giving herself more freedom to explore a variety of genres. Her first self-published work, Breath of Life (June 2011), is a novella that takes the classic Beauty and the Beast story and sets it in a far-future Gaian (Earth) colony where the "beauty" is a colonist's daughter and the "beast" her family's alien neighbor. That book was quickly followed by Bad Vibrations (July 2011), a fast-paced but lighthearted paranormal romantic suspense novel with alien conspiracies, government cover-ups, and a hunky ufologist hero.

Releases for 2012 included No Return, a contemporary retelling of the Phantom of the Opera story; Heart of Gold, a steampunk adventure romance; Blood Will Tell, a space opera/science fiction romance set in the same universe as Breath of Life; All Fall Down, the first of the Tales of the Latter Kingdoms series; and Dragon Rose, the second book in the Latter Kingdom series. Her release schedule for 2013 is just as full, with a follow-up to Bad Vibrations in January and the final book of the trilogy in July, Binding Spell (Book 3 in the Latter Kingdoms series) in March, and then the third book in the Gaian Consortium series (The Gaia Gambit) and the fourth in the Latter Kingdoms series (Ashes of Roses) due out in the second half of the year.

Christine Pope writes as the mood takes her, and her work encompasses paranormal romance, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and historical romance. She blames this on being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, which could also account for the size of her shoe collection. After spending many years in the magazine publishing industry, she now works as a freelance editor and graphic designer in addition to writing fiction. She fell in love with Sedona, Arizona, while researching the Sedona Trilogy and now makes her home there, surrounded by the red rocks. No alien sightings, though…not yet, anyway!


Christine Pope is generously offering readers an amazing giveaway!

Grand Prize (1): signed print copies of all three books + $25 Amazon gift card
Second prizes (2): ebook copies of all three books + $10 Amazon gift card
First prize (1): ebook copies of all three books + $25 Amazon gift card

Third prizes (3): ebook copies of all three books

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