Saturday, February 23, 2013

*Review+Giveaway* Descension by B.C. Burgess Blog Tour

Title: Descension
Author: B.C. Burgess
Series: Mystic (#1)
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 4th, 2012
Pages: 429 (e-book editions)
Event Organized By: AToMR Tours
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
My Rating: 5/5 Stars

The Angel
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents’ memories, Layla’s enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.

The Guardian
Quin’s natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch – the mysterious Layla. He's dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he would lay eyes on her face and aura. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he’s confronted with the challenge of a lifetime – an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.

The Hunter
Employing fiendish manipulation and manpower, Agro uses the arcane force of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. Nothing pleases him more than latching on to a mystical vein, and never has there been a more enticing source. The divine witch will be his.
My Review

Descension is a heart-wrenching story 
of love and sacrifice that will take 
your every emotion by storm!

A brief warning: Be prepared to bawl your eyes out, long for  passionate true love, and be stunned by unbelievable beauty. 

There is so much I want to say about Descension, so instead of an enormous never-ending review… I will break it down into smaller chucks for your skimming pleasure… =-)  

Writing Style:

I was fully enthralled with the writing style of this novel. So vividly detailed, I found myself lost in the magical world created by B.C. Burgess. Even the tiniest details make a difference. Without a doubt, you can notice the great care taken to lace together this beautiful story. The book is divided into two sections; Layla’s current life and the past she never had the chance to experience. I loved how the past and present were linked; they truly gave the novel a realistic feel. The world building and character development were phenomenal.

The Romance:

Normally when I see a book is predominately romance filled I tend to shy away. I’ve never been a fan of the mushy love at first sight stuff, it usually drives me nuts.  The romance in this novel stole my breath away, it made me long for love. The love portrayed throughout Descension is passionate, vibrant, romantic, and beautiful. I’ve never seen so many raw emotions rolled into one book. I’m getting butterflies in my stomach as I’m reflecting on various scenes between characters, it feels incredible. The love spilled on these pages jumps out and covers you in a joyous essence that you won’t ever want to forget.

The Characters:

Asides from Agro and the members of his crew, I will admit I felt a connection to all the characters. I am madly in love with Quin. He is the epitome of a gentleman. Layla is so innocent and pure; you can’t help but to like her.  Layla’s friends Travis and Phyllis reminded me very much of my own best friend. Layla’s family= sheer perfection in almost every way.

My Opinion:

I wasn’t expecting to like Descension much but it proved me wrong. The magic the witches and wizards have in this novel intrigued beyond belief, the nature elements stood out so visually to me. If any book deserves to be made into a movie I would nominate this one! It would be amazing!

Viewing life from Layla’s perspective has altered my outlook on things. Her determination to thrive is unlike any I’ve ever experienced. Anyone who can recover from the death of a love one, just to be faced with more agony, while still being able to push forward...deserves respect. The sacrifice her family endures to keep her safe only proves their love for her. Love is a powerful emotion that can cause people to do some extremely courageous feats. 

If you’re willing to abuse your every emotion and experience an unforgettable story of love, magic, and sacrifice, GO PICK UP Descension today! I know I will be reading book two in this series ASAP!

A Giveaway
*This giveaway has been provided by the author for this tour*

What you can win:
8 e-book copies of Descension 

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About the Author

I'm a small town girl with big dreams and a wild imagination. I'm addicted to coffee and writing. The combination is my idea of heaven. I read every day, if only to my young son, whom I hope to someday inspire with my passion for writing.
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  1. Oh my goodness! I LOVE this review! Thank you so much. I could read it a million times.

    1. You're so very welcome! I could read Descension a million times =-X I can't stop telling everyone I know about it, then I break down and cry... *sigh* I love it!