Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wistful YA: Fields of Elysium

I am really excited about this Wistful YA Wednesday!!

Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan

How can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.

Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful, romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, unimaginable danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.
PRAISE

"The novel's take on otherworldly travel is a compelling one, and the romantic plot will likely appeal to Twilight fans." - Kirkus Reviews

"I expected a good love story with a paranormal twist. I got so much more. I think you should take the chance and read it. Let this book take you on the adventure, fall in love." - Young Adult and Teen Readers

"Fields of Elysium is a fabulous read. ... Whelan paints her faith into the fabric of her story with deft, light brushstrokes, making her work accessible to all, no matter their spiritual beliefs or background." - Readers Favorite

"I escaped into this fantasy world, author, A.B.Whelan, created and I didn’t want Molly to go. From detailed descriptions, to sweet romance, and to all the twist and turns in the story, it had me captivated from page one." - Mary Ting, author of the Crossroads Saga

"Whelan's writing is very vivid and descriptive. It's more formal than the average YA novel, but I enjoyed the lyrical and mesmerizing quality to it. I thought the overall story read like a fairy tale--very sweet." - Megan Thomason, author of Daynight




Author A.B. Whelan

A.B.Whelan is a Hungarian born, American writer. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Southern California.
While growing up in a wealthy Eastern European family, she had a chance to travel Europe. Later as an adult, she visited Africa and the Middle East and lived in Ecuador and in Crete.








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$50 Book Blast Giveaway
$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash plus a gift bag of one signed copy of Fields of Elysium, a scrabble-tile pendant with a butterfly image on a chain necklace, and a fridge magnet.

Ends 3/11/13

Gift Bag open to US only.  If winner is international they will receive only the gift card or paypal cash.
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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SPLAT: In my block-headedness, I'm posting this late. I also posted earlier this morning about Heather McCorkle's latest & released a review of another YA book. Take a peek!

25 comments:

  1. A lot of great chocolate going on there.

    Tweeted and FB'd.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. I agree. There is something about this cover that just tugs at me.

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  2. This cover is simple and stunning. I love a cover that doesn't try to overwhelm with flash. Gorgeous!

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  3. This looks interesting and I've been seeing it around. I was more interested in seeing how popular those book blasts can be. Sounds like a good marketing too.

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  4. wow - that's a lot of possible entries! Thanks for sharing info on this novel - sounds good.

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    1. Yeah, I know. I was surprised that every blog host was included. Great idea. I'm so going to remember that.

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  5. I love stories about otherworldly travel... and the cover looks great.
    Have a lovely Wednesday.

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    1. I thought that element sounded different in this blurb, too.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  6. This books sounds terrific. And what a beautiful cover!

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    1. I thought the same thing about the cover. There's just something about it.

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    1. That's what everyone keeps saying. I totally agree!

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  8. The cover is so lovely. Otherworldly travel is always interesting, too.

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    1. The cover is what drew me to this blog tour in the first place. Not sure what it is about it, but it just tugged at me.

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  9. The book trailer has a real less-is-more feel to it.

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    1. Yes, I agree. And I love the cover!! There's something so simple about it that it's not.

      Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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  10. Super trailer and cover. Seems the praises are merited. Congratulations to A.B.

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  11. Sounds like an exciting read! And what great praise! Seems like it's worth checking it out.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carolina! BTW, gorgeous new profile pic. Love it!

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  12. Ooo, this book sounds so good! And I just love that cover! So pretty!

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  13. That cover is really enchanting. Sounds like a great book!

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  14. A.B. Has an amazing background. Great to meet her and best wishes for her continued success!

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  15. That she does, Stephen. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Have a great weekend.

    @Lydia - I know, right. So simple yet a complex underlining.

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