Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Truth Spell, by Anita Oh: Book Blitz and Giveaway!!

Welcome to the tour blitz for
The Truth Spell,
sponsored by
YA Bound Book Tours!!

For my stop, I'm featuring a mini-review along with an excerpt!
There's also a blitz-wide giveaway!!

The Truth Spell
(Werewolf High, Book One)
Anita Oh
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
November 21, 2015
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Young Adult Fiction


Amazon US/Amazon UK
Amazon CA

The Truth Spell is now on sale on
Amazon  US for $.99!!

As soon as I stepped onto the grounds of Amaris High, I knew I'd made a big mistake. I could never fit in at such a snobbish school – I was more IT girl than "it girl". But then I saw him.

Sam Spencer. My childhood best friend. But it couldn't be. Sam Spencer had died three years ago, on the night that changed everything. I need to know what happened, why he's suddenly not dead and is hanging out with a bunch of rich kids.

When the school is hit by a truth spell, it seems like the perfect chance to find out what Sam and his creepy new friends are hiding, but the weirder things get, the less I'm sure I want to know. Even for Sam, even for the free food, Amaris High might be more trouble than it's worth.

NOTE: This mini-review is of the short excerpt
shown below, and not of
the entire book.

I love it when an author is able to hook in a reader in one brief scene. That's what Anita Oh has accomplished here. With a few deft strokes, she has suddenly plunged the reader into the dynamics of the situation, giving us a glimpse of the personality of the book's heroine.
I love Oh's description of Sam: "Rather than moonlight, he seemed formed from a supernova, from the chaos of total destruction....." We thus get a glimpse into his personality, as well.
This scene is very compelling, not only because of the character depictions, but also due to the puzzle that confronts the narrator: someone she thought had died three years previously, is suddenly standing right in front of her -- very much alive.
Oh, the suspense!! (Pun intended)
In short, I know I'm going to devour this novel!
(And that cover is absolutely stunning!)

The water danced in the fountain, and between beams of refracted light, they appeared.
There were four of them. Even in silhouette they were impressive -- the girl with long, straight hair and just the right amount of curves, the boys tall and broad-shouldered. They emitted charisma like a beacon, confident and untouchable. One of the boys turned to another and his eyes flashed in the sunlight.
He had an ethereal type of beauty, but there was an edge to it, a wildness. Rather than moonlight, he seemed formed from a supernova, from the chaos of total destruction, and I could well believe that if you got too close to him, you'd be pulled in, you'd collapse on yourself. 
As he turned, I caught a glimpse of the boy standing behind him.
But it couldn't be.
It looked like him, with his floppy brown hair and puppy-dog eyes, and smile so bright it could melt icecaps. But it couldn't be. It couldn't be Sam Spencer, because he had died three years ago, on the night that had changed everything.
But then, why was he standing right in front of me?

After several years in the warm, comforting cocoon of fandom, Anita has decided to see what's up with this real world she's heard about. Judgment is reserved until more information can be gathered.
Anita likes dogs, naps, food, and Japanese idol group Arashi. Everything else can be improved when combined with these four things.
Anita lives with a grumpy beagle who bosses her around terribly, and won't even snuggle.


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