Monday, May 20, 2013

Xpresso Presents Rocked: A Chelsie Valdar Saga, Book 1 By Gina Marie Long Tour Stop

Rocked: A Chelsie Valdar Saga, 1
Author: Gina Marie Long 
Publication: February 16th 2013 
Genre: YA Paranormal Thriller/Urban Fantasy


The Apocalypse is one week. Chelsie Valdar and her brother are modern-day Viking warrior teenagers. They must find a mystical sword belonging to their ancient ancestor and flee to safety at a secret shelter, if they hope to survive.

 As the clock ticks, several Bigfoot and an outcast werecat become invaluable friends helping with the search for the sword and offering supernatural protection. Misfortune haunts their every move. Conflicts delay their progress. 

Especially when a devious and deranged enemy is infatuated with Chelsie and hungers for the sword, desperate to escape to the shelter with Chelsie by his side. Time is running out.


My Review

5 of 5 Rocked

Rocked is one of those books where you pick it up and your not sure your going to like because it is not your normal genre but I am so glad I picked this book up and read it. Lord the surprises that were in the book alone and the things that unfolded had me at the edge of my seat waiting to see what the next thing was because man the action and the suspense and the mystery behind it all had me wanting no needing more by the minute.

Chelsie and her brother are modern day viking warriors and are on a mission to find a sword belonging to their ancestors. The sword is said to hold mystical powers. On their journey to find the sword Chelsie and her brother meet and make new friends that will help them on their journey. Chelsie has also picked up a boy who is annoying at first until Chelsie realizes that he may just like her.

I will not give away the story because I have to say that this is one hell of a ride and the ending had me wanting no needing the next book. I hate when I get impatient but I just need to know what is going to happen.



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Gina Marie Long is an author of paranormal thrillers, urban fantasy, and young adult novels. She has written the Unknown Touch-Werewolf Series and Rocked – A Chelsie Valdar Saga.

Gina's fiction stories are inspired from her interest in the supernatural, science fiction and fantasy world. She enjoys reading, watching evening TV shows, movies and listening to music. Writing indulges her passion for the entertainment arts, giving her active mind a playground of possibilities to explore. She stays active on social media sites and blogging, making connections with others who share the same interests. 

She writes about werewolves, vampires, witches, werecats, Bigfoot, an occasional demon, psychics, Vikings, and riveting human characters. But not ALL in the same book! In addition, a light romance is included to spice things up (come on-every book, movie and TV show has some sort of a love story in it). The books do not fall under the romance category...just enough in the storyline to satisfy the girls. And the boys can breathe easy with the knowledge that they're not reading a romance novel but a paranormal thriller, instead. Depending on which series, the ages of the main characters are 16 through 30. Most are on the younger side.

"It's exciting to create strong characters that the readers fall in love with…or want to strangle! Writing books about other beings, such as werewolves and vampires, allows rules to be broken concerning life and the world as we know it. The idea to have these supernatural species living and breathing among us is so wickedly intriguing. Having close contact with them, developing relationships, and dealing with the good vs. the evil - it sweeps you away into another reality – an escape from real life. You wonder and worry about what the characters will stumble upon next. Or, what horrific tragedy knocks them flat on their faces."~~Gina
She lives in Highland, Illinois, with her husband and Jessie Cat.

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Giselle said...

Fab review, Tee! I love how different this sounds I'm really happy you loved it!

Gina Marie Long said...

Hi everybody! I'm the author of "Rocked" and am thrilled with the review here! Yay! Yes-it's a paranormal thriller for the YA crowd and I definitely tried to keep the action high! Thanks for hosting me!