Monday, October 14, 2013

BLOG TOUR!! From Gods by Mary Ting

Welcome to my stop on the From Gods by Mary Ting Blog tour!!! I am so excited to be taking part. Feel free to look around my blog! My post includes my review, a teaser form the book, and a giveaway!! YAY!

Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants.

Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college.  Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable.

Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the descendants of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?

Praise for From Gods
“A fast paced adventure full of mystery, action, magic and romance! Readers won’t be able to put this book down!” InD’tale Magazine

 “A story that is Electrifying with love. Get ready to be shocked!” Janie, Crossangels
“From Gods takes mythology to a whole new level of imagination with its incredible plot and amazing characters. It’s full of hotness that you never want to end!” Michele, Insane About Books

“From Gods by the AMAZING AUTHOR Mary Ting is OMGods good!! If you even LIKE Greek Mythology, set aside some time because you will DEVOUR Mary Ting's Demi Gods and Vultures!!!” Mindy, Books Complete Me

“This book is “electric” as it blends paranormal romance, mythology (which I love), action and suspense together for an amazing read. Mary Ting, you’ve done it again! This book exceeded my expectations and I was literally blown away as if I were struck by lightning!” Vanessa, Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader

"Get ready for an action packed suspenseful ride through this story. Mythology at its best and electric characters. This one will leave you begging for more!" Brittany, Spare Time Book
"This was just the jolt I needed! Mary Ting offers us mythology fans her own electrifying spin on Demi-God Greatness filled with suspense, comedy, romance, & mystery! I am officially a From Gods' Fan! Can. Not. Wait. For. More." Jeni's Bookshelf

"One of those books you can't stop reading. Amazing, magical, tender and at the same time incredibly sexy. A must read!” Anncleire, Please Another Book

 “With his stunning good looks, dark mysterious nature and his knack for saving her life, how could Skyler not fall for Mason. The question is, can she break through the wall surrounding his heart while her life is at risk again and again.” Ellie, EllieSewSweet

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My Review

"Get ready for an action packed suspenseful ride through this story. Mythology at its best and electric characters. This one will leave you begging for more!"

Greek Mythology is probably my favorite kind of mythology. So this book was perfect for me! Skylar is your average girl who is going to spend the summer with her favorite cousin Kayla and her mom. She is doing normal things like working at her aunts diner and hanging out with Kayla. They end up getting invited to a party buy some hunky guys by the name of Mason and Nick Grand! It’s a party on the beach which makes Skylar nervous. She hates the water.  Kayla ends up going late night swimming with Nick and Skylar decides to stay on the beach. However, she is lured into the water by an unknown force. After nearly drowning and being rescued by a mystery guy thing and will never be the same. After meeting Mason and Nick their lives will never be the same. Strange things start to happen and no one is what they seem.

Skylar is introduced rather harshly to a world she never saw before, a world of Gods, Demigods, and creatures from nightmares. Evil lurks at every turn to try to take Skylar. Skylar does everything she can to keep Kayla safe and somewhat in the dark about what’s going on. Let’s be honest she was pretty distracted by Nick haha. Skylar has a lot to deal with. Her world has completely changed. What is she? She’s obviously more than human. She also has feelings for Mason but, he is so cold at times. He doesn’t want to hurt her. Will Skylar ever have a normal life again? What is she destined to be?

Despite the fact that Mason is cold sometimes I still really like him. He does his best to explain things to Skylar. He also protects her. He has his own powers that are awesome! He does have his sweet and romantic moments too. I really liked him and Nick the most out of the brothers. I was hoping he would let his walls down and let Skylar in. They were so cute together!

I loved this story. There were so many twists and turns that I was interested throughout the book. There were no dull moments. I can’t wait to find out what will happen next for these guys!

“You’re wet. You should take off your clothes.”
What a way to avoid a question! Skylar blinked her eyes in disbelief. Did she hear him correctly? “Excuse me?” Not wanting to assume he was really asking her to strip off her clothes, she didn’t move a muscle, but the way his piercing eyes laid on her, she might as well have already been naked. Then she inwardly gasped when he started to unbutton his shirt. Her eyes shot to the floor, then back to him, and then to the floor, wondering what she was supposed to do in this awkward moment.
“Here. Go change in the restroom. You don’t want to catch a cold.” He placed his shirt in front of her.
She looked up to see him shirtless for the very first time. With all the right curves and tightness, he looked like a statue of a god. He was beautiful and perfectly toned, with satin-like skin, which looked like it would be smooth to the touch. And there was a small tattoo shaped like a lightning bolt on his upper right arm, toward his shoulder. Way too sexy!
As warmth flushed her face, she tried not to stare, but there was no way around it. “Umm…you won’t have a shirt,” Skylar said, thinking that was the most idiotic thing she had said so far, but she couldn’t think when he was half-naked in front of her.
“I’m not cold, but you will be.”
Mason was right. Skylar didn’t realize she was shivering until she placed her hand out to take his shirt. The adrenaline from the initial shock had kept her warm, and now it was wearing away. The blasting air conditioner didn’t help either. “Thanks.”
Just as she pivoted right toward the restroom, even though she was deathly scared to go back, Mason gripped her arm. “Wait. Don’t go in there without me.”
His sudden protectiveness surprised Skylar, but then again, he had saved her.

Author Bio

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.