Thursday 23 November 2017

Haven by Mary Lindsey ♥ Blog Tour! ♥ Interview & Giveaway


"We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed."

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s use to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running rom trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

Ancient magic and modern society collide in a sexy, spellbinding romance perfect for fans of C. C. Hunter and Maggie Stiefvater that proves sometimes beauty is the beast…

Haven by Mary Lindsey

Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen 
371 pages
Ebook £5.61 $7.39

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My Review:

Juicy enough to sink my teeth into it!

Haven is a mystery suspense novel which ideally you don't want to find out too much about it before you read it. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere. He and his mother have fluttered from place to place his whole life. Rain has learned to be tough to protect himself, and streetwise to survive. The world is hard and the dice rolls haven't been in his favour. His mother, unfortunately, has met a tragic end and Rain isn't old enough to be left to his own devices. He never knew his mothers past, but he is about to find a place to call his own.

New Wurzburg is a place filled with Magic and mystery. If you don't want to see then you can just close your eyes. Rain sees Freddie and he can't look away. There is something about her that he is drawn to, like a moth to a flame. To the outside world, she seems to be a troublemaker with an attitude. Take a closer look and she is so much more. She may not be beautiful like the prom queen, but her unusual looks are breathtaking. Rain has known a harsh life, and he wants to help Freddie even if she is reluctant.

Rain moves in with his aunt and starts a new school. Everything is looking up for his future, but destiny wants to deal her own cards. Rain is about to get sucked into Freddie's world and it's hard to look away.

5 stars out of 5. I couldn't put this book down. If you like the look of this story I would recommend you just read it, and don't look too closely into what it's about. The ride will suck you in and I loved every minute of it.

This book is intended for the 16 plus audience (U.K.) as it has adult content.

*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.

Question 1: What was your inspiration behind Haven? 

My editor had mentioned she wanted a gritty paranormal YA, which appealed. Not long after that, my husband and I hiked at Enchanted Rock in the Texas Hill Country, and the scene where Freddie shifts in front of Rain for the first time came to me from nowhere. After touring a small winery, the plot was set in my head… except for the ending. The ending came much later.

Question 2: Who is your favourite character and why?

Petra was by far my favorite, primarily because she was a surprise and not part of the original outline. Unlike Rain, I love surprises. The chief gave was the trickiest to write. If you’ve read the book, you might understand why. As the author, I knew who she was, but she needed to come across as something entirely different, not only because I wanted her to, but she wanted it as well.

Question 3: Can you tell us a little about what life was like for the characters before they met?

  Aaron (Rain) Ryland has lived his entire life on the big city streets, bouncing from one homeless shelter to another with his unstable mother. His life has been harsh, so when he’s ordered by a court to move in with an aunt he’s never met in a tiny town, he thinks the most dangerous thing facing him from that point forward will be falling off the hay truck or being bored to death. But he finds nothing boring about Friederike Burkhart, who grew up on her family’s winery in New Wurzburg. Freddie is fierce, independent, and doesn’t need some guy from the city interfering. The small town has lots of secrets and so does Freddie.

Question 4: Did the book turn out the way you expected?

It turned out twistier than expected. The characters ignored my outline completely. I fell in love with them, even if they didn’t follow directions very well.

Question 5: Who would you recommend this book to? 

Older teens and fans of paranormal romance.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband. Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 "pet" Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the "pet" roaches found a home... somewhere else.

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