Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Celebration with Brenda Pandos

I am really excited and really sad to do this post. Today we are helping the release of The Onyx Talisman, the final book in The Talisman series by author Brenda Pandos.

I absolutely love this series! So I am really excited to read The Onyx Talisman but also sad that the series is ending. It released this past Friday the 16th in ebook format on and Barnes and Nobles and will release in paperback in January.   If you haven't read this series yet I highly suggest you do. Currently The Emerald Talisman is free in e-book format on ( and The Sapphire Talisman is $2.99. 
To be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience--past and present. Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves.                                                                                                           My Review:

 With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together. Bound by secrecy from a shape shifter determined to see Julia’s world-saving prediction come to fruition, Julia isn’t allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived, ransacking her happiness with guilt. When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for.                                 My Review:
Alora looked back and the corner of her lip turned up. “It’s always darkest before the dawn, Julia. Good luck.”
Her words sent chills up my spine as she vanished.
Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley. Filled with uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return. Phil, hurt and unsure of his place as a sober vampire, holds the pieces of Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever. Scarlett bides her time, plotting for the perfect moment to prove herself and earn redemption. But somewhere in L.A., Alora conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of everything she holds dear.
Little do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the Prince of Vampires overthrown. As more and more vampires show up from nowhere, addicted to her scent, Julia must pick her allies carefully before it’s too late. Can Julia bargain with fate? When the time comes, will she even have a choice? Find out how it all ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy.

But just as Brenda ends The Talisman series she starts a brand new series. The first book is titles Everblue and it's fantastic! So, in celebration Brenda is offering 1 lucky person a copy of Everblue! Fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. Giveaway ends the 23rd.

 She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same.
Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them. Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.

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  1. Thanks so much for the chance. I usually start decorating on the 8th of December but its getting earlier every year because the kids want them up.

  2. Great giveaway. Love to read anything with magic and fantasy.

  3. Thank you for the chance at this lovely prize. I am loving this Celebration :-) I usually start decorating near the start of December, the kids love doing it early!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  4. Oops forgot to add we start decorating here around the first week of December.

  5. I start decorating on the 6th of december.

  6. thank you so much for the chance to win this book. i normally start decorating whenever the mood takes me but normally between the 25th novemeber and xmas eve lol. im so bad lol

  7. when do I start to decorate , well I usually aim for the first weekend in December ...I normally have to bribe the children to go into the loft to retrieve the decs !!

  8. I usually start the first week of december, not a particular date but always the frist week. But never in the first two days, that's for sure.

  9. Usually we start after thanksgiving but this year we were laaate! LOL