Welcome to my stop on the Eden South Blog Tour, you guys this series is s superarchimega must read. There´s not a single bad thing I can say about it. That´s saying a lot cause well lets face it I'm pretty cuckoo in the head
Anyway a very dear friend who I trust completly told me I HAD to read this series, and well when every time she has told me to read something,she´s spot on I always end up loving whatever it was. She´s always right!!! just please don´t tell her I told you guys that.
So I grabed my copy of Eden, Eden West and Eden South and decided to read them all one after the other and so my traumatic 2 days started. In case you are wondering, yes!!! I read 3 books in 2 days, best two days ever!!!!
So here is a very little list of the things I love on books and what I found on this series.
Super Sexy bad boyish Character (check)
A HAWT and funny sidequick (Check)
Strong Female lead (doble check)
Unique Plot (Check)
A one of a kind evil mastermind (Check)
Perfect World Building (Triple Check)
An unconventional Hero (Super Check)
Drama, Drama, Drama (Mega Check)
Emotional (super califragilisticus Check)
Action Packed (powchicapowwow Check)
Just to name a few LOL!!!
You see!!!, I never had chance I had to love this series it´s amazing and Eden South is Perfection!!!! AHEM!! AHEM!!! *tries to grab the author´s attention* I´m more than willing to Beta the next one *huge cheeky grin*
The Eden Series
Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfill the life purpose he never knew he had.
It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King's Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.
In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and courage.
New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second installment of the Eden Series, Eden-West.
Months after his initial journey to Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with his own transformation. His social status has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he has heard absolutely nothing from his new friends in Eden. What has become of the world he fell in love with? Are his friends safe? Is the war over? With no answers, and no hope for contact, Aiden decides to focus on his life in his world.
Just as he makes this decision, he encounters a familiar bright light and thinks he knows exactly what it means. Except the light isn’t at all what he expects and neither is the person behind it. When Aiden returns to Eden, it is to a whole new part of that special world, and a whole new set of adventures.
Weeks after Aiden was returned to his own world, Elisa is sent to Nysa, the revered Southern city, to retrieve the one thing she’d rather avoid – Wolf. Captain Turk instructed her to get in and get out - but that is easier said than done. When she finds her missing friend, she also stumbles upon a great deal of trouble. This trouble goes by one name – Markus, the leader of the Sun People.
Follow all your favorite characters as they ready themselves for battle and fight for a world threatened to be destroyed.
The betrayal that tore a family apart. Two brothers bent on destroying the other. A whole world on the brink of war.
Aiden has been through his second battle in the magical world of Eden. The victory is short lived and Aiden is sent racing toward his friends in the Capital. After being back in Eden with the Riders, he is eager to reunite with Wolf, Elisa and Logan, although he doesn’t realize just what he’s returning to. Surprises await him when he arrives in the Capital; his close-knit group of friends is slowly falling apart. On top of it all, another battle is just around the corner, one that will change everything.
Rain has made her choice, and now she is in some unknown fortress with the feared sorcerer, Aziz. She wants nothing more but to please him, but being his Queen isn’t as easy as she thought. While trying to learn sorcery, and dealing with Aziz’s advances, Rain is finding her new life a bit overwhelming. Just when she thought it couldn’t get worse, she discovers a secret of Aziz’s, and it is nothing she could have expected.
Rose has supported Callum throughout their journey, but now that the final battle is just around the corner she is faced with a hard reality. Everything she has gained with him could be taken away. Is she willing to live the rest of her life without him? Can she just stand by while he destroys everything, including himself? Will he ever be able to find peace? Will she?
In the third installment of the Eden Series fates will be decided, and the battle between brothers that has been a decade in the making will finally come to an end. Only one of them can be High King.
The battle starts now.
Sounds amazin right??? well guess what... It it!!!!! now,now I invited Janelle today to talk about something we all think about but rarely (Yeah right) discuss... Sex in YA and NA. *Muahahaha* (That´smy evil laugh BTW)
Karla, my Spanish rose lol, has asked me to come on here today for a guest blog. Her topic of choice is my opinion on sex in YA and NA books. So obviously there’s some hesitation from authors to put a lot of sex in their YA books. I think this is why NA has become so popular. If you’re labelling your book NA there’s an expectation there that the audience reading it will be older, therefore it’s safe to put as much sex as you want in it. I’m sure there are still plenty of young adults reading NA books, but that’s neither here nor there.
In YA, authors tend to have to be a bit careful. As a reader this annoys me, probably because I have questionable morals and I’m always rooting for the main characters to do it. I’m not joking. I think if I was a fictional character I’d be a total slut lol Am I the only one who screams at the girls who hold out on hot guys to just get it over with? Am I also the only one who read the part in Twilight where Bella and Edward finally do the deed, and wondered if my copy was missing pages? Seriously, I flipped the page back and forth wondering where the hell the actual sex went! Of course I’m 27, so it’s okay for me to read that sort of thing. Considering the adult books I read, it’s no surprise I expect these things from YA.
But, as much as I would like to read all the spicy deets, there definitely needs to be a line drawn when your audience is younger. Some authors like to push it, like the House of Night series. Another example of a series where I’d be a total slut lol Was I the only one that wished for her to sleep with her teacher, and then first pumped the air when she actually did?! The whole time I thought to myself “If I were her, I’d totally do that hot teacher!”And she did! Ha ha ha, best thing ever. Of course I’ve heard a lot of people talk about this series in particular, and how they think those boundaries are pushed just a little too much.
Perhaps it’s just a matter of personal choice. I find myself in this situation with my own books. How far can I push it? What’s appropriate? I even asked Karla for her opinion as I wrote my last book of the series. Of course, when I’m writing I’m also thinking to myself, “Grandma and Grandpa are going to read this…” Things could get awkward…But that’s just my concern. Maybe other authors could care less what their grandparents think. I think that in the end including sex, if it makes sense with the story and isn’t just thrown in there as a gimmick, is fine for YA books. The act itself can be hinted to, but definitely not too many details. For books that push the envelope I think NA is a good alternative home for them. And no, all you naysayers, NA is not porn for kids. Just like Fifty Shades isn’t porn for mommies. It’s a medium between adult and YA and I don’t see the problem with that. Having sex in a book doesn’t automatically make it smut. So in conclusion, since really I was just rambling my personal thoughts this entire time and didn’t really say anything worth much, I’m going to end it by agreeing that sex can be in either genre, YA or NA, however the depth of it must fit with the genre. In the meantime, while I read YA books that don’t give me enough details, I’ll just continue to elaborate those scenes with my imagination ;)
Hehehehe, see why I love this author?? she´s fantastic =D
Did I mention that she has an Epic giveaway going on????
Well here you go
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive:
1 personalized and signed paperback copy of Eden, Eden-West, and Eden-South by Janelle Stalder
1 Custom Bookmark Inspired by The Eden Series
1 Limited Edition Map
5 Winners will receive:
1 digital copy of Eden-South by Janelle Stalder
1 "Paper Punch" Bracelet Inspired by The Eden Series and signed by Janelle Stalder
10 Winners will receive:
1 digital copy of Eden by Janelle Stalder