Thursday, 21 March 2013

Guest Post & Review: Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel #1) by H.D. Gordon

Hello, Therians!!
Welcome to my stop on the Shooting Stars Blog Tour! If you haven't already grabbed a copy of this amazing book, what are you waiting for???
Check out my review below, and don't forget to enter the giveaway to win some amazing prizes!!

I honored to have the super talented H.D.Gordon here as well. She's here to tell us a bit more about her new series. :)

Title: Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel #1)
Author: H.D. Gordon
Publisher: ShareAread
Release Date: March 15th, 2013
Formats: E-book
Cover Artist: Regina Wamba


Once upon a time, a common boy fell in love with a princess. It was a hopeless, forbidden love, grown in a world where sorcery and magic rule over all. Now, dark times are brewing, and destiny will bring them together, while fate works to keep them apart. Extraordinary battles will be fought, and extraordinary choices made. Join the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga for the beginning of a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, of hope and love and loss, of desperate wishes made on stars.


I’m really excited to be here today, and I’m excited to talk about my new book, Shooting Stars, as well as what’s coming up next from me. This series is so different from the Alexa Montgomery Saga, even though it is the spinoff, but I think that the readers will find it enjoyable nonetheless. It offers a much broader look into the world that Alexa and her companions shared.

Surah is the main character in this series, and she is very different from Alexa. She is still dangerous, and capable of taking care of herself- because I just can’t help myself, I love strong female leads- but she is more controlled than Alexa, I think. She thinks before acting, and knows when to accept help from others. Really, I would say that she is a more mature character, and you get to see how this world, as well as Alexa’s, sort of came to be.

Charlie is the main guy in this story. There isn’t really a love triangle, because I wanted this to be a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, but that doesn’t mean that there are complications in the love department. Surah is a sorceress princess, the next in line to the throne, and Charlie is a common man who has been in love with her since they were children. When a Highborn lady in the kingdom is murdered in Charlie’s bar, Surah is given the task of solving the case. After that, things begin to unravel rather quickly.

I don’t want to give away too much, but there is someone else who already has his eyes on the princess, and he is someone that has to be watched out for. Further complicating matters, the person behind all the mayhem is a direct relation to Charlie. So, yea, recipe for trouble.

This book is only the start, and it’s an easy read. It has a much lighter feel than the Alexa Montgomery Saga, which I liked, because after Redemption, the final book in the AMS, I felt like the readers would like to see a side of my writing that wasn’t all bloodshed and tears. I hope I’ve done that here, maybe regained a little trust. But really, by now my readers probably know that no one is safe, and that I’ll always do my best to keep the writing fresh and new.

So my advice, when considering this book, is not to expect anything, because it won’t be what you expected, but hopefully it will still be very enjoyable. And book two and three are going to be one hell of a ride. I promise you that.

Right now I’m working on a horror novel, as I’ve been so taken with the genre lately that I felt I had to give it a go, but I’m sure that I will complete Surah’s tales this year nonetheless. I hate to keep the readers waiting for too long. J

I’m also going back to school in the fall, so that I may become a better writer, so I’m excited about that. I look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts on this one, and thank you for having me! It was a pleasure!

Thank you for stopping by, H.D. The pleasure is all mine!!
This series sounds amazing, but then I wouldn't expect anything less from you! And I can't wait for the horror novel.

Once again H.D.Gordon has created a fantastic story with amazing characters that grab you from the first page and take you along for the ride.
This book is filled with mystery, magic and mayhem. The characters are all so exciting. Surah is a very strong female lead, which I love. She's a princess but also a warrior in so many ways. She takes charge and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty if it means protecting her loved ones. Charlie *sigh*, he has this gorgeous boyish charm that is just so mesmerizing.
What good book would be complete without its fair share of unsavoury characters, though? Theo made my skin crawl every time he appeared in the story. There was just something off about him. I just didn't trust him one bit. Micheal was wicked and vengeful. I hated how he tried to drag Charlie into the chaos he caused, but in some way I also felt sorry for him. He believed he was doing the right thing and he held fast to his convictions, but it made him the bad guy.
Gordon combines all the elements that make up a great read and it was such a pleasure to be thrown into the magical world she created. I really enjoyed the idea of Samson and his bond with Surah. He's so protective of her.
I also loved that there was no obvious love-triangle. Charlie and Surah are star-crossed lovers, born worlds apart, but that doesn't stop their love that blossoms throughout this story. It wasn't easy for them, and I foresee many challenges in their path ahead, but I have hope that nothing can tear them apart.
Book two in this series cannot come sooner. I cannot wait to read more of this magical tale.

I give it...

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Early praise for the author
“From the very first sentence the author has you hooked and wanting to read more.”
Tt ~Goodreads
“This debut novel from H.D. Gordon has everything what I love in ya. Romance, suspense, action, kick ass heroine and of course smokin hot Kayden. I loved every moment of this book and I found it extremely difficult to put down. “

Patrycja ~ Goodreads
“She keeps the reader's attention throughout the novel with unique twists in the ever unfolding plot.”
Blood Warrior has one of the best Chapter One opening and ending I’ve ever read.
Cecilia Robert ~ Goodreads


H. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa's tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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The Alexa Montgomery Saga
Blood Warrior:

When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa's instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.

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The Alexa Montgomery Saga
Half Black Soul:
In the past few weeks Alexa Montgomery has had her entire world flipped upside down. She's gone from living a semi-normal teenage life to a life full of vampires and werewolves who all expect her to deliver them from the control of an evil dictator.

Alexa is the last of her kind; a Sun Warrior, and now she has left the safety of Two Rivers to search for her mother, but she's left her sister behind to do so, and Nelly is the one person that she was told that she must always protect. Kayden, a vampire who is Alexa's other half, has followed her on her journey. But, secrets are about to come out, relationships will break and danger lies just up ahead. Will Alexa be able to get through all of this and make it out alive? And, will she be able to protect Nelly from danger when she is so far away?

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The Alexa Montgomery Saga
The Rise:

The supernatural world in which Alexa Montgomery has found herself is on the brink of war. She is charged with the task of raising an army, defeating an evil dictator, and struggling to contain the bloodthirsty monster that lives within her.

These are things Alexa can handle, but when the person she loves most in the world takes a turn for the worst, Alexa's loyalty and determination will be tested in the most horrifying of ways. Will she be able to rise to the challenge, or will her love for her sister kill her once and for all?

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The Alexa Montgomery Saga

The final test is here. The war is no longer a worry of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Turning back is no longer an option. Maybe it never was. It is time for Alexa Montgomery to look fate in the eyes. Death waits there for certain. The only question is... for who?

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Other books by H.D. Gordon

From the author of the Alexa Montgomery Saga, comes a book that will take you into the mind of a genuine psychopath, the lives of six ordinary people, and the world of a very special girl named Joe.

Joe is seemingly an ordinary college student. She works, studies and reads. But in between these activities Joe has a gift that promises to add a dose of color to her life at any given moment. Joe sees things before they happen. Bad things, and the worst thing she has ever faced is just around the corner. Someone is planning a massacre at the college university that Joe attends, and the only person with a hope of stopping the psychopath is her.

Oh, the beauty of foresight. More like a curse. Joe has four days to figure out the mystery, make plans to take down the psycho, and save the lives of people. People like you and me. Ordinary people.

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