Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BLOG TOUR - EXCERPT, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Broken Wings (Hidden Wings #2) by Cameo Renae

Title: Broken Wings
Series: Hidden Wings Book Two
Author:  Cameo Renae
Published: June 1st, 2013, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Page Count: 296 Pages
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Emma’s world is falling apart, and Kade, the only one who seems to hold her together, is missing. With death lingering right outside their door, decisions must be made before it’s too late.

The Midway has refused to send help, so they are left to seek out the only other who can stop Lucian.

A perilous quest sends Emma and a few Guardians into the Underworld, where the unimaginable abide, to beseech the Prince of Darkness himself. Lucifer.

Now, they must endure the deadly levels of Hell, which not one … mortal or immortal … has ever survived.

Prepare for love, loss, and the unexpected.

My Thoughts:

My life was no longer my own. I was one, out of how many other innocents, who were being hunted and killed for selfish, stupid reasons, and all because of one, idiotic Fallen Angel named Lucian.

Argh, Cameo Renae!!! Talk about throwing a spanner in the works!!! Why, oh why!!! I'm torn. I'm so damn torn!!! I actually like this new character you've introduced and I really don't want to. But he's so sweet and protective and my mind keeps telling me no, but my heart can't help but like him.

Emma and her group of Guardians are on a quest. But this isn't just any average old quest. No. They are on a mission to travel through the five levels of hell until they reach Lucifer and then they have to convince him to help them. Easy right? As they travel through each level they will need stamina, endurance and a toughness like never before as they are faced with all types of obstacles and an array of evil beasts that they must fight in order to pass through to the next level.

I had about thirty percent of the book left to read and had a train trip to look forward to so I took my Kindle along with me. Bad move!!! One minute I'm all fist pumping at how epic and awesome Emma and the guardians are and the next minute I'm beyond shocked and can't believe what I've just read, so I go back for a reread like the words are going to be different the second time around. But no, it's exactly what it says!! So then I'm all teary and desperately trying to contain myself so that I don't end up looking like a crazy woman for everyone to see.

Emma has gone through the most amazing growth and transformation by the time we reach the end of the book. She has her moments of uncertainty and vulnerability but then she takes a deep breath and sucks it up and gets on with what needs to be done. Her strength and determination will be tested at every turn but she faces all the challenges thrown at her head on.

I knew deep inside, that it was fate that brought us together. I felt right, complete, and perfect whenever Kade was around me. He made my world a better place to be, whenever he was near.

Kade, oh how I love Kade. The things that he will willingly endure to protect Emma was mind blowing and so completely selfless. He just has that something that makes me smile and get all swoony over him. If I'm being honest, I would have loved more of him throughout the book because for the second half of the book we don't really get a whole lot of time with him.

As for the other characters, I said it in book one and I will say it again... They have this amazing banter between them. They are quick witted and fun and play off each other perfectly. But a special mention to Dom. He is made of awesome!! And I mentioned a new character earlier. We've only had a small snippet of Ethon but already I really like him. With the introduction of him into the story we have some interesting times ahead I think.

The author took this series to a whole new level in this book. Spectacular writing, epic storyline and amazing characters make for one incredible read!!

5/5 Epic Stars!!

 Excerpt from Broken Wings by Cameo Renae:

“Wake up! It’s Kade! Hurry!” A panicked voice yelled, yanking me from my sleep. I sat up, breathless, my heart frantically beating. I was trying to focus, when suddenly, all the lights clicked on.
Malachi was at the front door yanking it open. Dominic and Alexander ran to assist him. As soon as the door swung open, Kade fell limp into Malachi’s arms, and all I saw was red. Dominic and Alexander pushed around them and ran down the tunnel with their weapons in hand.
“Kade? Kade? Hey man! Are you with me?” Malachi said, shaking him. He quickly carried him to the couch across from me. Kade’s only answer was a groan, but his eyes remained closed.
“What the hell happened to him?” I gasped, frozen in place. He looked like he was badly injured.
I suddenly snapped myself from terror in front of me, and jumped up off the couch. I knelt at Kade’s side and held his hand in mine. It felt very cold and weak. Then a most horrifying realization hit me like a brick.
I was touching him, and there was no heat… no surges… no feelings of euphoria…nothing!
“Oh my God! Something’s wrong with him! He can’t die, right? Tell me he can’t die!”
Hot tears welled in my eyes as I looked at Malachi for answers. Something was VERY wrong. I couldn’t feel Kade and it scared the hell out of me.
“We cannot die unless our heads are cut off, or our hearts are pierced with an immortal blade, or ripped out,” Malachi answered.
“But why isn’t he responding?” I couldn’t tell what kind of injuries he had, because he was covered with blood.
“I don’t know. Maybe his injuries are too extensive for him to heal quickly enough. I’ve never seen an Angel in this bad of a condition. Especially, Kade. He’s too quick for someone to have beaten the shit out of him like this,” Malachi breathed.
I was even more worried, knowing that Malachi was this concerned. Dominic and Alexander came back in and secured the door.
“It’s clear. Kade was the only one who made it through,” Alexander announced.
“Alaine! Alaine!” Malachi yelled. Her door was still shut, but within a few seconds it swung open.
“Yes?” she responded from the room where Caleb was still under her watchful care.
“We need your help in here! Now!” he answered. I heard Alaine quickly giving instructions to James, and then she exited the room.
“What’s wrong?” she asked. Her eyes suddenly caught and steeled onto Kade’s lifeless body on the couch. She gasped and hurried over to us. I moved out of the way so she could get to him. Her eyes furrowed as she checked his pulse. “Malachi, help me get his shirt off.”
Malachi lifted his upper body while Alaine tugged his shirt over his head and dropped it on the ground. Kade moaned, but he was still unconscious. There were two noticeable puncture wounds in his chest. Noticeable, because blood was constantly flowing out of them. He also had a deep gash on his right shoulder.
“Dominic, bring me my medical bag! Quickly!” Alaine yelled. In seconds Dominic was at her side, passing her the bag. She quickly opened it and started pulling out supplies. She took a syringe and vial of fluid, and pushed it into Kade’s arm, then started to clean out his wounds. He moaned again, but his eyes were still shut.
Alexander went into the kitchen to watch the monitors.
“What happened to him?” she asked.
“I don’t know. I saw him on the monitor entering the tunnel, but didn’t see what happened before that,” Malachi answered.
“Were there any others?”
“None that we know of. He showed up alone.”
“Where’s his vial?” Alaine asked in an urgent tone.
“He keeps it in his right pocket,” Malachi answered, with narrowed eyes.
“Get it and pour some into his mouth, right now,” she asked, cleaning out one of the deeper wounds on his chest.
“Why? It doesn’t work on Immortals… only humans,” he responded, confused.
“I know that. Something’s happened to him. I don’t understand how, or why, but right now…Kade is human.”
“What?!?” The room exploded with gasps, confusion, and murmurs.
“Look,” she said, tilting his head to the side. She pushed the hair back from behind his ear, revealing nothing. His mark was gone. There was nothing, not even a scar.
I’d never really seen Kade’s mark, so I didn’t know what I was looking for. From what I learned, each Angel was born with a special mark, a mark that was unique to them alone. Their insignia. It was that mark which distinguished them from all others.
The room fell silent. Malachi, Dominic, and Alexander stared sadly at their wounded brother, who was now barely holding onto life.
Could Alaine be right? Was Kade really human? And if he was…how?
It was difficult to watch him lying there, quiet and still, beaten and barely hanging on. Just a few hours ago he was strong, fearless, and full of life - slaying demons and saving my life. He was my hero, my Knight-in-Shining-Armor.
“Just do it Malachi, and hurry,” Alaine scolded.
Malachi must have been in shock over her last words. He quickly snapped from his thoughts, reached into Kade’s pocket, and pulled out the blue vial. He twisted the top off, lifted his head a little, and poured half of its contents into Kade’s mouth. Kade coughed a bit, but swallowed. A few seconds later, he groaned, and his eyes popped open. They were red and glazed over, filled with pain and confusion.
“Kade,” Alaine nudged. His eyes suddenly rolled back and then closed again.
“We need to get him stabilized so we can get some answers from him.” Alaine looked worried, and her eyes looked weak and weary. She also looked like she was going to pass out.
“How is our perimeter?” Malachi called to Alexander, who made his way back into the kitchen and was watching the monitors.
“Fine so far. I don’t think they saw where he came in. He was probably injured taking out the ones that were near the entrance because there is blood splattered all over the walls. Right now, I can only see about three Darkling wandering around the outside, but they look completely lost. Frickin’ idiots. There are no signs of the Fallen, and I’m pretty sure the Darkling won’t find the entrance anytime soon. We should be safe, at least until morning.”
“The Fallen are definitely out there, waiting. We just need to be ready in case they do find the way in,” Malachi answered.
“If they do, I’ll know and will alert the rest of you. I’ll make sure to wake all of you if there’s any action,” he chimed, wiggling an air horn in his fingers.
“Yes, don’t forget to keep your weapons close,” Alaine said with concern.
I spent the next few hours watching her carefully stitch and bandage Kade’s wounds. I didn’t move an inch. I just sat still, watching her fingers work like magic. She toiled, tediously and tirelessly, until her work was finally complete, and when it was…it was perfect. She definitely knew what she was doing.
“Nothing vital was punctured, so he should be fine after lots of rest,” she whispered loudly enough so I could hear. I glanced up at her, and a half smile grew on her weary face.
“Malachi, could you please take Kade into the middle room? Danyel is in there now, but it’s closer and will be easier for me to go in between, to check-up on both Caleb and Kade. I hope Danyel doesn’t mind.”
“Sure,” he answered.
“And please give him one more dose from the vial before you leave.” He nodded and carefully lifted Kade.
A few minutes later, Danyel stumbled out of the room carrying an extra blanket and pillow. He looked horrible, like he’d just been awakened from the dead. He must have been out cold, because he didn’t move with all the commotion that happened earlier.

About the Author:
Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, CA, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.

She loved reading from as long as she can remember, and it was C.S. Lewis' - Chronicles of Narnia – which sparked a fire in her soul and made her want to create her own wondrous, magical worlds and characters to go on adventures with.

Her published books are In My Dreams (A YA Paranormal Romance
Thriller), Hidden Wings (Book  #1 in the HW Series), Descent
(A HW Series Novella) and Broken Wings (Book #2 in HW Series).

One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe, and ride away on her magical unicorn... until then... she'll keep writing!

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • GRAND PRIZE: Signed print copy of Broken Wings and bracelet inspired by the book.
  • Second & Third Place Winners will receive an eBook set containing a copy of Hidden Wings, Broken Wings, and Descent
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  1. WOW!!! Thank you SO much for the amazing review! I'm so glad you are loving the Hidden Wings series!!! XOXO Thanks for being a part of the tour!!! :)

  2. Omg, the sequel came out already?! I'm so behind! Hidden Wings is still in my Kindle waiting to be read, lol. I need to get on it. Thanks for the amazing giveaway though :)


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