March 15, 2012

Bewitching Book Tours: Initiation by Imogen Rose – Review, Interview & Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by the blog for my Tour Stop for
Initiation by Imogen Rose!
Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win:
signed paperback copies of INITIATION
1x Inititation Sack Pack
1x Initiation Bear
1x Initiation Toiletrybag
1x Initiation Gym Bag
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Welcome to Bonfire Academy! Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk… but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all. 
WARNING: This YA story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens. Thus, the language and some scenes might not be appropriate for younger YA readers. Recommended for those sixteen and above.

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** This book was provided to us and we were in no way paid for our review.
The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author’s works**
If you’re looking for a book that has a little bit of everything in the supernatural world, then Initiation is the book for you.   This book is jam packed with most of the supernatural beings we’ve come to grow and love in our novels…vampires, trolls, faeries, shapeshifters…you get the idea.  What’s interesting is that ALL of these creatures are found under one roof, in a boarding school!
Author, Imogen Rose, does a great job in creating this world where these creatures co-exist, but not all of them get along.  That’s where the fun begins.  The reader is pretty much treated to multiple stories found within one story.  Trying to figure out who is trying to harm main character, Cordelia, trying to determine what kind of hybrid Faustine is, what the relationship of some characters are to each other…you get the idea.  What would I consider my favorite part of this book is?  One word…Jagger!  *sigh* Imogen has created one sexy Faery.
What I did have a little trouble with was the fact that both Cordelia and Jagger were cheating on their significant other, but it wasn’t so major that it took away from the story.  It was more like a quiet nagging going on in the back of my head.
The interactions the characters had with each other were really great to read, and I really enjoyed the way Imogen introduced the characters into the story.  There was always something happening throughout the pages of the book.  I didn’t really find any lull.  There was pretty much some major incident happening most of the time.  The descriptions provided by the author were done magnificently.  I was able to picture what was happening in the book pretty vividly, especially with how the fights were described…and the carnage!
Fans of anything supernatural will surely enjoy reading Initiation, and will be fully immersed into this wonderfully depicted supernatural world.
Author, Imogen Rose’s Character Interview
with Jagger:
I have to be honest. I approached this interview with some hesitation, perhaps even a little trepidation. After all, even though I feel I know him a bit through Cordelia, I’ve never experienced Jagger directly. As he sits before me, I can empathize with Cordelia. He is impossibly magnetic, his aura both powerful and dangerous, the only release, a hint of humor gleaming in his silver-gray eyes.
IR: Jagger, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Are you excited about starting a new year at the Academy?
JR: My pleasure. I am, though I’m not exactly sure what my role will be this year. I guess I’ll find out when I get there.
IR: So, you’re not heading back as the Student Council President?
JR: I wouldn’t think so. That position is usually only awarded for a year. Plus, my time at the academy is officially over.
IR: Why are you going back, then?
JR: Mainly to keep an eye on my brother, Ryker.
IR: And Cordelia?
JR: Yes, hmm. You said that you had some questions from my fans…
IR: I do! Here is one from Sean Sweeney. He wants to know what you got Cordelia for Valentine’s Day.
JR: Myself. However, like any girl, she obviously needed a “token” as well. I got her a little secret something from Harry Winston.
IR: Nice! The next question is about Cordelia as well. Al Kunz, the infamous celeb book blogger, aka The Snake, wants to know what really happened on the slopes. He wants details.
JR: He couldn’t handle the details.
IR: LOL! There you have it, Al! Moving on… Michelle Cable wants to know what you thought when you first saw Cordelia and what you thought of that electrifying kiss.
JR: That she’s stunning is apparent to all who are lucky enough to behold her. I was struck by her beauty as soon as I saw her, when she first arrived at the academy. It was my policy to stay away from demons, though. Every kiss with her is electrifying, but I’m guessing you mean our very first kiss. I was shocked, but immediately realized what had happened.
IR: Too bad that doesn’t happen to humans. Synching sounds unbelievably intimate…
JR: It is, but the realization that one is bound forever to this one being frightening, too. That’s unnatural in the supernatural world.
IR: I can see that. Faustine seems to bridge the gap between the human and the paranormal worlds. My daughter Lauren wants to know what you think of Faustine, and Vickie Boehnlein wants to know if you’re scared of Faustine.
JR: I love Faustine. She’s like a little sister to me. I feel very protective of her, even though I know that she can take care of herself. And yes, I’m scared of her. I’d be stupid not to be. She’s one of the most powerful demons I’ve ever come across.
IR: Demons seem to like their food, meat in particular. Lynn O’Dell would like to know if you prefer filet mignon or T-bones?
JR: I’m not a demon, but I do prefer Filet Mignon.
IR: That doesn’t surprise me. I have a last question from my friend Allirea Brumley. She wants to know what’s going to happen to you next?
JR: I’m not a Wanderer, so a trip into the future to answer that is not possible. Say “hi” to her from me, though. I love her name… Allirea. Is she a faery?
IR: Ha, ha. No, I don’t think so.  Thank you so much, Jagger!

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  1. Lee Black

    This sounds like a great book and I can't wait to read it!

  2. Ella

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  3. Steph

    Thanks for the giveaway!! This book is now on my TBR list – it sounds great!

  4. NoraA

    I am very intrigued by the concept of the story, and think I might enjoy it. I'd love to win a copy, or even a bear to add to my stuffie collection.

  5. brandisbookmusings

    I cannot wait to read this book! I added it on goodreads a while ago and was excited to see a review on it.

  6. Kelly

    Sounds different! Thanks for the giveaway! The trailer is creepy!

  7. Danielle Smiley

    Sounds AWESOME! And the cover is GORGEOUS!

    Thanks for offering a giveaway!


  8. Katie Amanda

    What a great trailer! It's very intriguing.

  9. Puie

    I love book swag :D Makes me feel special :]

  10. Lioness

    Hi! Thanks for this :D

  11. Crystal

    Thanks for the giveaway, this book sounds really good!

  12. Tanya

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! added this to my TBR pile.

  13. Looove books like this!

  14. Imogen Rose

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book, and for hosting me on your blog!

  15. Little Star

    I love all things supernatural – this is a must read now!

    Thank you for the giveaway

    Carla C

    scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com

  16. Beatriz G

    This books sounds awesome! I love how there are different supernatural beings instead of just one.

    And thanks for offering this giveaway!

  17. Julie W

    Jagger sounds so yummy!! I loved the interview, and can't wait to read the book! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

  18. Chi Kittie

    Great giveaway. Thank you and love your blog. :)

    – Beckie

  19. molly.frenzel

    Can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Liese2

    The book looks great!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Lauren0025

    This is the first time I've heard of this book — it's now officially on my to-read list. Thanks for sharing & the awesome giveaway! :)

  22. Daph

    I just discovered your blog!! Thank you for the giveaway:)

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