October 3, 2013

COLLIER by Elizabeth Loraine Blog Tour {Review}

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Synopsis of COLLIER:

Aidan watched the girls cower on the bed as their father, in a drunken rage, beat on the bedroom door. 
Drawn to the girls by some unknown power, he was irrevocably intertwined in their lives against both his tribe and his parents’ admonitions to “leave them to their own", but Aidan knew his mission was to safeguard Charlotte and Missy from the darkness that stalked them.
In her new Shifter series, author Elizabeth Loraine draws you to the seamy underside of Seattle and to the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest as Characters Aidan, Charlotte and Missy explore their complex bond, the mysteries surrounding their separate cultures and a common enemy.

Title: COLLIER (Phantom Lives, #1)
Author: Elizabeth Loraine
Release Date:
Find it: Amazon & Goodreads
Genre: YA | Fiction | Paranormal


Abbi has had enough of the beatings and abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, Dallas. One night during a horrific storm, Abbi takes off and flees Memphis, trying to find somewhere safe to live. Money is not a problem, ever since her parents died leaving her the heiress of their estate. When arriving in a small Mississippi town, Abbi finds the house of her dreams, literally. She has dreamed about this house and the people that lived there since she was a young girl. The events that happen next should qualify Abbi as crazy, landing her in a straight jacket. So why does it all finally make Abbi feel sane and her life complete? 

This is my first time reading a book by Elizabeth Loraine and I thought it was a delightful read that kept my interest the entire time. The characters were so interesting to read about, those from the past and the present. You really do have to pay attention to the details and the history of Collier, so you don’t get lost in it. But it’s not too much you feel overwhelmed, just informed. Because there will be times towards the end you read something and say 'oh yeah' and it will all click into place. And the story line was so different and unique; I had a hard time putting the book down. There were many times I would tell myself ‘just one more chapter, then I can clean’ or ‘just one more chapter and then I will go run that errand’. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series and others of Loraine’s as well.

About Elizabeth Loraine:

I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years.
After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series since I was a child, I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard could that be? Well...it was not as easy as I thought, but I stuck to it, and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives.  My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, and do it right. I believe that, and live that every day.

I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long-lived beings. Where had they been, what had they seen? I wanted; no I NEEDED to know more, so Royal Blood Chronicles was born!  As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop. I hope you enjoy them.

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