Thursday, December 20, 2012

Witch Avenue Series Giveaway!

Altered Souls (The Witch Avenue #2) by Karice Bolton 

The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past.

Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities.

With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person who controls it. Realizing Triss’s ancestors have been seduced for centuries by the dark side, Triss and Logan must ensure no more in their world fall victim to the realm of Altered Souls, even if that means ending the ones they love.


As our lips met, the search for our security began. Neither of us wanted to believe that we could lose this. Running my fingers through his hair, I gripped his neck with my other hand. I didn’t want this closeness to end. The firmness of his body stretched along mine as he lifted me into his arms. I wrapped my legs around his waist, not wanting to detach from his kisses as they led away from my mouth down my neck. Feeling his breath dance across my skin as he kissed my collarbone brought a shivery delight to my senses. The softness of his lips was such a contrast to the firmness of his grasp as he guided his hands down my back.
He spun around, pinning me up against the tree with his weight, as I let my mind wander to what might be waiting for me next. My breathing got faster with each second of anticipation. He slowly brought my chin up and his lips began exploring mine once more. With every kiss, his mouth pressed harder along mine, and my heart exploded with curiosity. I let my hands find their way back to his neck up to his hair, twisting and pulling him closer to me with all of my strength.
He pulled away slightly, and I opened my eyes to see him searching my expression for something. For what, I wasn’t sure.
I don’t ever want to lose you, Triss.” Logan shook his head. “I couldn’t—”
Shh.” I placed my index finger to his lips. “You won’t.”
My hand trailed down his chest to the first button that I attempted to unfasten.

Lonely Souls 
(The Witch Avenue #1) by Karice Bolton

Release Date: June 29, 2012
Publisher: Bulldog Press
Pages: 300
Genre: YA Witches
Source: Author
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It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave. When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger. With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.  

Triss is looking forward to her 18th birthday and joining The Witch Avenue Coven when her mom disappears right off the beach. Her mom's best friend and her son, Logan return for her memorial service. Triss hasn't seen Logan in years but they used to be best friends. Logan believes in Triss and will help her try to find her missing mother. Her coven offers no support and everyone wants to assume she is dead.

Logan was a very sweet, and dedicated character. He would do anything for Triss. I got a bit frustrated with the romance because Triss would continue to close herself off from him. I admired Triss for wanting to focus on her finding her mother and not become distracted by a boy but trying to avoid Logan was still a big distraction. Logan did have some dark secrets but he was very swoon worthy. The book was romance heavy and most scenes revolved around the two working out their feelings. Logan also taught Triss magic. She wasn't well developed and Logan works on teaching her to protect herself. A few interesting scenes such as turning a snake into a bow and arrow. So not worth a bow and arrow! I hate snakes yesh!

As Triss searches for her mother she realizes she may be in danger as well. There isn't a ton of action but the few scenes here and there had my attention. Unique world building with interesting spells and villains. I'm still interested in learning a bit more about the lonely souls and world. I really wish I had some of the calming concoctions Triss would mix up. The story wraps up nicely just the way I like it. Things are open but no major questions hanging. I look forward to more of Tris and Logan. This was full of swoon worthy quotes, a sweet romance, a bit of mystery and action, and some witchy goodness.

"I know we haven't seen each other for years, but I'd never do that to you. I don't care where I'm at in the world or what I'm doing, I'll always be here for you, Triss."

"Triss, I'm in no hurry. I wasn't kidding. You are one of a kind and worth waiting for."

"I don't want to lose you before I even have you."

Rating: 4/5

First book in the series is currently FREE on Amazon!

Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the cutest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.

(1) eBook copy of Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue, #1) OR Altered Souls (Witch Avenue, #2). Book will be gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Mobi and epub formats only. Open International.
If you have a kindle be sure to grab the first book free from the widget above and then enter to win the second book! 


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays :)

    1. Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great holiday too!

  2. Thank you for the giveaway and letting us know the first book is free. I hadn't heard about this series yet. This post was very informative and well written and now I am excited to check it out. Thanks a bunch.

    1. Yes I was excited to see the first book free for the holidays! I enjoyed it!

  3. Yes please can I have some calming concoction.... I love witches and I just don' t read enough of them I am on the lookout for some more good witch books and I have been eyeing this series because Ilike the covers yeah I know I am shallow like that. Anyway glad to hear that this is a quality read and I love spells and villains!

    1. If only I was a witch and could whip up some great concoctions! I definitely need a calming one often! LOL I also love witches but don't read many books about them. Harry Potter and the Hex Hall series is really all I can think of off the top of my head. I really enjoyed the first book though and hope to read the second soon!

  4. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  5. <3 Karice! I need to start this series.

    1. I love her book covers! LOL I haven't read her Watchers series yet but have been wanting to read that one as well. I think I saw that you enjoyed them! :-D

  6. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!! Hope you have a great Christmas!

  7. Witches are my absolute favorite. I can't wait to read these.

  8. I can't wait to start this series! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy Holidays!

  9. I just got the first one, thanks for letting us know it's free at the moment! Fingers crossed for the giveaway :)

  10. Oh, and I'm logged into RC as Kate Ryan


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