Review + Giveaway: By Blood by Tracy E. Banghart [Book Tour]

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Welcome to my stop on the By Blood tour! Sorry it’s a little late, WordPress keeps messing me about…I’m terrible at computer skills! Click HERE for the tour schedule and to see what other bloggers thought of this title!

By Blood by Tracy E. Banghart 
Series: By Blood #1 
Publication date: February 18th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

My Rating: 4.0/5.0

Book Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

Book Description:

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00073]For 17-year-old Emma Wong, spending a summer in England should be a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery? Check. Lots of hot guys with accents? Yes, please.

Throw in an estranged mom, annoying new stepdad, and drooling baby half-brother, and it’s a disaster even her favorite cherry red leather jacket can’t fix. Even worse, there’s (hot) live-in research assistant Josh to contend with. The only thing more embarrassing than   drunk-kissing him hours after they meet? Knowing he’ll be witness to her family’s dysfunction all. summer. long.

But when Emma meets a mysterious girl who happens to be a Druid, her vacation suddenly promises to be far more intriguing than she  anticipated. Powerful rituals, new friends, an intoxicating sense of freedom…and Simon, the sexy foreign stranger she was hoping for. It’s all a perfect distraction from dirty diapers and awkward family dinners.

Trouble is, intriguing doesn’t often mean simple. And Emma is about to discover just how not simple her life really is.

By Blood is a novel about the ways that blood can bind us to others – or tear us apart.

MY REVIEW:

I honestly, really enjoyed reading By Blood! I thought it was highly interesting and captured my imagination like no other book has done for a while.

It took me forever to actually pick this book up, I’m not sure what was so intimidating about it, but once I read past the first few pages I was hooked!

In some parts in By Blood I was a little frustrated with Emma, when she messed Josh about and made stupid decisions. And didn’t want to help out with Fermin, (Vermin haha!). (I LOVE babies!)

I knew from the beginning that Simon was trouble. Never go for the one that tells you he loves you. Rule number one! But seriously, I enjoyed By Blood and would read the sequel.

I would recommend By Blood to readers who love a mix of paranormal and romance  🙂

Info for the Second Book:

MC Moon Child by Tracy E. Banghart

Series: By Blood #2

Publication date: August 16th 2013

Genre: YA Paranormal
Book Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Book Description:
Before Emma’s adventures in Oxford, her best friend Diana came face-to-face with a killer…Diana Calvert is so over high school. Who cares if Olivia hates her? And David needs to forget about having a crush on her STAT. Even Emma’s crazy fashion choices can’t keep Diana entertained. All she can hope for is a dance scholarship to a college as far away as possible from too-small, too-boring, too-nothing-ever-happens New Freedom, PA.

Then Diana meets Nicholas Woodhaven. He’s pale, angry…yet weirdly charming. The more time they spend together, the more she wonders who – or what – he really is. Because he isn’t anything like the other guys she knows. Not with the whole only-going-out-at-night thing. And living with his creepy aunt. And not going to school.

Just when Diana thinks she’s got Nicholas all figured out, people in her small, nothing-ever-happens town start dying. She has to wonder – can she trust him? And even more alarming – could she be next?

A murder mystery with a paranormal twist, Moon Child is best read under the covers with a flashlight…if you dare!

 

Giveaway:
Grand prize giveaway
Prizes:
1) (US only) SIGNED paperback copies of BY BLOOD & MOON CHILD + $20 Amazon, B&N or Smashwords gift card
2) (US & INTL) (2 winners) paperback copies of BY BLOOD & MOON CHILD + $10 Amazon, B&N or Smashwords gift card
3) (US & INTL) (2 winners) E-copies of BY BLOOD & MOON CHILD + $5 Amazon, B&N, or Smashwords gift card
About Author:
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Tracy E. Banghart is a cheesy movie–loving, fantasy football–playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began “practicing” her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family’s cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake.
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