Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Awaken (Patronus #1) and Avenge (Patronus #2) by Sarah M. Ross Blog Tour Stop

Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.

Further complicating her life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.

Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.



Awaken is one of those books that quietly sneaks up on you and you have no idea what has happened. I want to give a HUGE thank you to AToMR Blog Tours for touring this book and allowing me to be a part of it. If not for them I would have never heard of this book and that is such a tragedy because this book is a MUST READ for the Paranormal Genre. 

In Awaken we meet Lucy Donovan. She is in her senior year of college and is excited to be graduating and moving on in the real world. That is until she is killed by a drunk driver. When she awakes she is in a different place and is not sure how or why she is there. She soon learns that she is about to embark on a new life as a Patronus which is a Guardian of Spirits. She will have to deal with crazy ghosts, uncontrollable spirits, angels, and vampires.

Man what is a girl to do with this new life. She did not ask for it but was rather born with it and she needs a lot of guidance and direction. With her team by her side she is able to learn what she needs to to help these spirits along. To add to her growing dose of crazy she has a team mate Max and he is just the perfect set of everything. She soon finds herself having feelings for him. But what is a girl to do when she has so much responsibility on her shoulders. Will she be able to fill her new role? Will she be a good Patronus? What will happen between her and Max?

Come along for the greatest paranormal ride of your life! Ms Ross draws you in and keeps you there to very end!
Six months ago, Lucy Donovan thought that being killed by a drunk driver was the worst thing that could happen to her. 

She was wrong. 

Now, the person she loves most has been ripped away from her, soul held hostage, and Lucy has vowed to stop at nothing to get it back. 

Part of a new team with enhanced powers, Lucy and her friends begin a quest to avenge the souls that have been stolen. Enemies of the Patronus have united however, and a spy from within the Patronus realm is feeding the enemy their every move. 

When a mission goes horribly wrong, Lucy’s soul becomes compromised. It will take a strength she didn’t know was within her to escape the darkness, return to the light and avenge the soul she loves.



In Avenge we pick up right where Awaken left off. Lucy Donovan is getting used to her new life and her new friends. She is still fighting the good fight against the evil werewolves and vampires. She has her team by her side and she has Max who is there helping her every step of the way. But she is still on her mission to find the one soul she loves and wants to see again. She will stop at nothing to get to see this soul and make sure the person is okay. 

What she encounters while she and the team are looking for this soul is more mayhem. It seems at every turn she has to fight to get to what she wants. But in the end she knows the fight is worth it if she can get the reward she seeks.As they go on their mission to avenge the souls that were stolen Lucy will hit a snag in the road. Someone within their tight nit group will betray them and put Lucy's soul at risk. What will Lucy do about the betrayal? Will she be able to get back to her team in tact? What will happen between her and Max? Will she find that lost soul she is looking for?

In Avenge you will get all these answers and more. You will learn the background and history of the Patronus people. Plus you will get to see Lucy fight her way back to where she was before her soul was compromised. This is a great series and I recommend it to all paranormal readers.

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I started my obsession with reading at an early age, getting in trouble for sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class in elementary school. I would read any fiction book I could get my hands on. I knew it was an addiction when instead of grounding me from TV or music, my mom would take away my books as punishment (The Horror!). My love of all things paranormal was inspired by my good friend Laurie, who convinced me that books with vampires, witches, and all things shifter were amazing. After a little reluctance, I gave it a shot with the Sookie Stackhouse books, realized she was right, and the rest was history. 

I grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with my degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as I do for several years. I will always be a proud member of the Steelers Nation, but I couldn’t take the cold and moved my frozen tush to Florida where I now live with my family and two cats. You will find me now with my trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!

When I'm not writing or reading, I am probably partaking in my favorite vice: sunbathing. I know it's wrong, but I love the feeling on the hot sun on my skin and could lay in it for hours. I do live in Florida for a reason!

I also enjoy traveling, baking, movies, and playing with my adorable fur babies.

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Giveaway: The author is giving away (1) print copy of AWAKEN, AVENGE, ECHO OF ANGELS, and swag to US/Canada. International giveaway is (1) $20 Amazon Gift Card.
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