Monday, July 22, 2013

Banish Blog Tour!

Welcome to your stop on the Banish Blog Tour!
We are thrilled to be a part of this tour.
On your stop here we have a review and excerpt for you as well as a giveaway!
We hope you enjoy this leg of the tour.

Title- Banish
Author- Nicola Marsh
Genre- YA Paranormal/ Mystery Thriller
Release Date- 1st of August 2013
Publisher- Harlequin Teen Australia

Blurb- Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit... and save her soul.

After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.

But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!

Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural...despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks?

4 Sassy Books!

Review- Banish is a thrilling YA paranormal mystery that will have your mind constantly playing the guessing game. Nicola Marsh has created a unique and original storyline that drew me in from the start and kept me interested until the end. From the tragedy of Alyssa's ex-boyfriends death to the scarey connections she has with "the other side", her new relationship with the gorgeous Ronan, Marsh has managed to cover many genres from romance, drama, mystery, thriller, paranormal to YA and she has done so in a tasteful way that is so well written.
The characters in Banish are well established and easy to form a connection to. They are are all unique and individual and most importantly realistic!
I love that Banish kept my mind busy and kept me questioning what was happening. I was constantly shocked and surprised by the outcomes through-out the book. The only thing I found was that Alyssa bugged me with her ignorance and selfish ways which is a good thing for a character. It means the author did her job in creating realistic characters. All in all, Banish is a must read!
Time for your exclusive excerpt!

A ping had me sitting up straighter as an email from Ronan landed in my inbox. I opened it, a slow warmth spreading through my chest as I read it.


This one’s for you, Lys. Don’t burn out your hard-drive
watching it over and over.

Thanks for a great night.

I loved that he’d started calling me Lys. Smiling at his cockiness, I clicked the attachment, then wrapped my arms around my middle and imagined Ronan doing the same. The clip took a few seconds to load and I turned down the sound, not wanting Angie to poke her head in while I was savouring Ronan’s personal love note.

A black screen popped up and suddenly Ronan was there, caressing his sax like a lover, eyes closed, totally in the moment. God, he was hot. His rapturous expression sent a tingle of longing through me. The first note filled me, then another, as the haunting melody lifted me up to a place I hadn’t been in a while—a place where a guy wanted to be with me, liked me enough to do this.

Noah hadn’t been big on romantic gestures and the fact Ronan had composed a song just for me enhanced the divide between them. The fewer reminders the better.

I knew little about music, but I’d watched enough of Ronan on stage tonight to know he had talent. When he’d picked up the sax, he’d become one with it. Corny but true. His dad may have been right in insisting Ronan get a college education, but my naive bias insisted he could make a living out of music too. Ronan’s sax had stolen the show.

The last note lingered in the air and I sighed, wishing the song didn’t have to end. Then he lowered the sax and smiled at the camera, probably set up on a tripod going from the angle. “I’d planned on inventing some super cool name for your song, Lys, but couldn’t come up with anything. Hope it speaks for itself.”

It did, considering he must have made the clip before his impromptu offer to help me study tonight, before our evening out, before The Kiss. Which meant he liked me. Hopefully as much as I liked him.

There’d been signals the last few weeks. Nothing overt, just a subtle connection I now knew I hadn’t misinterpreted. Little things, like the music videos he sent me when he discovered my passion for watching them on YouTube, like staying back at the end of his tutoring sessions after I’d filmed him and helping me edit my assignment, and offering me his orange soda and choc-covered pretzels as we worked.

He could have just been polite and friendly and helpful, but there’d been the odd occasions when our gazes would lock. Those had been enough to feed my secret crush and sustain me through classes when I couldn’t wait for after school music tutoring to finish my assignment, the highlight of my day.

So make sure you mark August 1st on your calendars!
while you're at it make sure you add Banish to your TBR list on GOODREADS

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Thankyou to Nicola and Harlequin for including us in the Banish Blog Tour! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks or hosting!

    And for taking the time to read and review.

    So glad you enjoyed BANISH.


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