Friday, June 6, 2014

Scarlett Phoenix (The Seraphoenix Saga) and Crimson Fire (The Seraphoenix Saga, #2) by Bella Harte review with giveaway~Kami

Title: Crimson Fire ~ Book II ~ The Seraphoenix Saga
Author: Bella Harte
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance ~ YA Fantasy
Hashtags: #YAPNR #YALit #TeenReads #Angels
Publish Date: 22nd May 2014
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Blog Tour: 1st – 14th June
Cover Artist: Jessica Allain Art


Scarlett Paige has moved to America and is starting a new school. She is having her eighteenth birthday. This book starts out with a prologue about The Creator, Lucifer and angels. I thought this book started out really slow with a lot of exposition and explanation. The writing was pretty good but the pacing was really slow and drawn out. I wasn't immediately drawn to Scarlett or into her life. When Scarlett meets the mysterious Leo, I started to get more interested in what was going on since at that point weird things start happening in Scarlett's life. Since this is the beginning of the series, I think I might like the second book better. 3 stars. 

Crimson Fire (The Seraphoenix Saga, #2)

This book begins on the day after Scarlett's birthday and all the events of the first book apparently never happened. I was liking this book better than the first one. The writing is pretty good, though at times the flow was a bit clunky. There were some abrupt changes in POV that disrupted the flow of the story, I felt. I liked the pacing of the story better in this one then the first one. The first book seemed too rushed. I am starting to warm up a bit towards Scarlett's character. 3.5 stars

Book Blurb:
It was meant to be fixed… her destiny back on track, how wrong could she be…
Just when Scarlett thought everything was back to normal, well as normal as life can be with a posse of Seraphoenix Angel Guardians looking out for you.  She wakes to find her life plunged into a whole new nightmare, where time itself has changed and she appears to be the only one aware of it.

In this new reality everything has altered, Leo and the Seraphoenix are missing. Even her parents are different, as they turn against her when she is unexpectedly framed for things she didn't do.  To make matters worse she is unceremoniously shipped off to a supposed reform school for out of control teens in the wilds of ‘god-knows-where’ escorted by someone she recognises and really wished she didn’t.

Nothing is what it seems at the new school and the pupils are less than hospitable.  Scarlett finds herself in one deadly situation after another at the mercy of all those around her, and there is no-one she can trust with her secret.
Can Scarlett escape the menacing clutches of evil in this new reality?
Will Leo come to her rescue?
So you thought you knew all about Angels ~ here's some you've never met before
The Seraphoenix
A whole new breed, who are as sexy as hell and decidedly dangerous!
Find out how it all began in: Scarlett Phoenix ~ Book I

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Author Bio:
Bella Harte has been writing for well over a decade, and completed several novels before deciding to go in a whole new direction and write for the Young Adult genre. More specifically the YA PNR – Young Adult Paranormal Romance category.
Her first published YA Novel was ‘Scarlett Phoenix’ - Book I in The Seraphoenix Saga in 2012, with Book II:- ‘Crimson Fire’ being scheduled for release in 2014 and Book III:- ‘Red Ashes’ for 2015.
She has also been working on two other YA PNR series:
The Angel of Death Series
Book I – Reaper Book II – Touched Book III – Afterlife
Nine Lives Series
Book I – The Glaring Book II – Midnight Calling Book III - Hunters Moon
Aside from writing, Bella has also worked as a fashion designer and interior designer. She lives in a quiet part of rural England with her gorgeous husband, who doesn't mind in the slightest if she vanishes for hours at a time into her writing cave.
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Twitter: @BellaHarteBooks
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The give-away runs from the 15th May to 14th June
Up for grabs: 1 x Gorgeous Sparkly Silver Feather Pendant & Chain ~ 1 x £10 Amazon Giftcard (UK only) ~ 1 x $10 Amazon Giftcard (USA only) ~ 4 x Gorgeous Silver Feather & Crystal Charm Bracelets ~ 4 x Fabulous Silver Feather & Crystal Bookmarks ~ 4 x Fantastic Silver Feather & Crystal Phone Charms ~ 4 x Funky Silver Feather & Crystal Handbag Charms ~ 4 x Crimson Fire Ebooks

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Mini Excerpts
Leo emerged from the shadows like a tanned Adonis, naked from the waist up, his black jeans slung low on his hips. She marvelled as the glimmering light highlighted his muscular body, his skin glowed with an opalescence which radiated magically as he neared her. His hair streaked with shimmering gold streaks as he climbed onto the bed, pulled her close and kissed her. His lips felt intensely hot as he followed the curve of her slender neck with his fingertips, she moaned in delight as the warm tingling sensation began to spread in delicious waves throughout her body, the epicentre of the ecstasy beginning at the heart of her tattoo. He cupped her face gently in his hands and whispered softly.
I love you Phoenix, I love you…”
I love you too,” she whispered back as she pulled him closer.
He began to slowly untie the ribbons of her silver nightgown, one teasing bow at a time. She reciprocated, moving her body and letting the gown slip over her glistening shoulders. Her fingers traced every perfect line of his exquisitely chiselled torso, exploring his smooth tanned skin. He pulled her nearer, his hands gliding along the curve of her waist, and around her back as he kissed more passionately than ever.
He tugged lightly at the last bow on the low neckline, the ribbons slipped apart and her gown slid open. He gently laid her down on the sumptuous pillows and kissed her svelte stomach. His lips sensually brushing her soft skin, her back arched and she moaned loudly as he kissed each glyph in turn. The Mandala flared brightly and heat began to rage exponentially through her body as the tattoo exploded in a spiralling chain reaction of pleasure. She cried out in pleasure as the fiery desire engulfed her entirely. She looked up into Leo’s cool liquid silver eyes sprinkled with glittering specks twinkling like exploding stars, and fell drowning in their depths, she was breathing hard completely lost in the moment.
Leo smiled at her, when suddenly his features began to fade, disappearing into a blurring whirl.
She cried out desperately. “Leo!”
Holding her breath, his face began to return, but it was changed, no longer Leo but Lucius staring at her with a sinister leer.
Hello Phoenix, did you miss me?” he laughed coldly.

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