Monday, February 20, 2012

Feature: Aftershock Blog Tour - Aftershock by SA Archer & S Ravynheart

Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend... 

This week I'm hosting the Aftershock Blog Tour with some of my favorite guys, S.A. Archer and S. Ravynheart.  This time, Ravynheart is in the spotlight, and he'll be dropping by tomorrow for a little interview.  He was also our guest last week on JournalJabber, so be sure to go back and have a listen at that as well!

Today, I'm sharing my review of Aftershock. This time we get to meet Donovan... yum!  (Check out this "casting call" to put a face with the sexy name: Jhaer/Donovan Casting Call)

Aftershock (The Rise of the Unseelie #1)
S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Published October 28, 2011 by Ravynheart Publishing
Available Format:  ebook
My Rating: ★★★★ 1/2

Aftershock takes us back to End of the World, but this time the story is told from the perspective of Jaher, leader of the Unseelie Elite.  When the fey mounds collapse suddenly, Jaher uses his earth power to survive, only to find himself (along with so many others) without a home.  Changing his name to Donovan, he tries to establish a place for himself and a haven for the fey, including the earthborn.

I think Donovan has some really endearing qualities that show in this story.  He wants to help his brethren. At the same time, he has that bad boy vibe that I find irresistible, naturally. :-) I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on him…

Archer and Ravynheart have a laidback and riveting writing style and are expert world builders.  There is a level of authenticity that they give to the fantasy, probably attributed to years of roleplaying, something that no doubt requires amazing creativity and imagination.  The action is fast-paced and the characters are all very well fleshed out, especially considering how short each book is, which I love! 

We get a pretty good setup for the future of the fey, wizards, vampires, etc.  I’m very excited to continue all these series and see how they all tie together and what becomes of all the characters I love so much.

I still find Cursed my favorite so far, and ONLY due to my personal preferences did I knock a half star off the rating.  I do like Aftershock better than End of the World, and I think it has something to do with the move from the mounds to the urban side of things, which had me hooked in Cursed

Lugh or Donovan?  I can’t decide.  But, do I really have to choose???

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow, February 21, 2012, for Ravynheart's Q&A session!