Thursday, November 10, 2011

Destined by Jessie Harrell - CONTEST

CONTEST ALERT!! Read the bottom to jump in on the contest and win a FREE EBOOK COPY!

NYIA Teen Book Reviewer is in the HOUSE! Read the review and sign up for the contest.

Amazon Blurb:
"As he approached, I heard the flapping of wings, like an overgrown eagle. The sound dissolved when he landed at the edge of the open window. A rush of wind flew past me and extinguished the flames in the fireplace. Stars glimmered behind him but his body was encircled in black."


When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.


Destined was a well written, lovely book that took a unique twist on the story of Psyche and Eros. The author, Jessie Harrell, did a great job of keeping the balance between modern and ancient. She did a good job at keeping the story in the time period, but also making it have a modern voice for both Eros and Psyche. The book was split into two different character's opinions, yet the author could relay details but not make it sound as if she is retelling the story too much or leaving something out. The only thing that I had a problem with was that there were parts in the book which seemed less like godly powers and more like magic. The gods also went to sleep and apparently could be killed which confused me because gods are suppose to be immortal. Besides these few details, the story was a good love story based on Greek mythology. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 and suggest that you read it if you want an capturing love story with a hint a adventure.


Here's the tour schedule. If you don't win now, try one of the other tour stops :-D

1-Nov Once Upon A Twilght - Book Trailer +Interview Ebook giveaway
2-Nov Books With Bite - Interview Ebook giveaway
3-Nov Living in Literary La La Land Guest Post Ebook giveaway
4-Nov I am a Reader, Not a Writer Guest Post Ebook giveaway
5-Nov Paper Hangover Interview Ebook giveaway
6-Nov Nikki Katz Interview Ebook giveaway
6-Nov Fictional Distraction Review Ebook Giveaway
7-Nov Daisy Chain Book Review Interview Ebook giveaway
8-Nov MundieMoms Review + Short Story Ebook giveaway
9-Nov Safari Poet Guest Post Ebook giveaway
10-Nov Good Choice Reading WOW CONTEST + Review Ebook giveaway
11-Nov LM Preston Guest Post VLOG - Read a Scene Ebook giveaway
12-Nov An Avid Readers Musings Interview VLOG Ebook giveaway
13-Nov Skyla11377 Review Ebook giveaway
14-Nov Dark Readers Interview Ebook giveaway
15-Nov Shortie Says... Character GUEST POST Ebook giveaway
16-Nov A Cozy Reader's Corner Reviews Guest post - Sneak Peek Ebook giveaway
17-Nov Stuck In Books Character Interview Ebook giveaway
18-Nov From A to Z Review Ebook giveaway
19-Nov Turning Pages Interview Ebook giveaway
20-Nov A Tale of Many Reviews Guest Post Ebook giveaway
21-Nov Read My Mind - AliseonLife Interview Vlog Ebook giveaway
22-Nov S.A.Larson Review Ebook giveaway
23-Nov Starry Sky Books Prize pack giveaway + Guest Post Ebook giveaway
23-Nov Angels and Demons and Portals. Oh My! Prize pack giveaway Ebook giveaway

"If you leave your e-mail address in your comment, you'll be automatically entered to win an e-copy of Destined. The contest will stay open for 48 hours after the post goes live, and then Jessie will use to select a winner. Available formats include .mobu, .epub and .pdf.
And please be sure to visit the other stops on Destined's official blog tour for chances to win copies of Destined and other goodies. [include linked list]"



Kelly Hashway said...

I'd love to be entered.


Jessie Harrell said...

Thank you, LM and Nyia for your great review and allowing me to read to your blog followers. ((HUGS)) And of course, thank you for being a part of the blog tour.

salarsenッ said...

Wonderful review, Nyia!! I loved Jessie's retelling. I'm not entering but wanted to pay you all a visit!! Hi LM!!

Nicole said...
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J.C. Martin said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I love Greek mythology!

Anonymous said...

I want to read this book so bad! It sounds great :P

Sara said...

Can't wait to read this book! :)


Mike Hays said...

Jessie, Congratulations and best of luck! Love Greek mythology and creative works based on myths. coachhays(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie Musil said...

Jessie's book sounds amazing! Huge hugs and hearty congratulations :D

Donna said...

Jessie's book sounds incredible. I love any stories with Greek mythology.

Faye said...

*more anxious to read DESTINED!!*

rteenbookworm @ gmail . com

marian said...

would love to win!!


quirky fate press said...

This book sounds great!

Hope Collier said...

So excited about Destined! Can't wait to read it :D

Thanks for the giveaway!


Vivien said...

Thanks for you honest opinion! I'm so eager to read this one myself :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

darkangel_1988 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to win a eBook copy of Destined. :)


Jessie Harrell said...

Congratulations to Chelsey, who won the Destined eARC on this blog tour stop. Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to check out the other tour stops for more chances to win!