Sunday, September 15, 2013

Blog Tour - Speak of The Devil by Shawna Romkey



What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?

After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the event and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and that they are falling too.

Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, find a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?




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My Review:
★★★★★

If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would! It was such an amazing story and so well written. Lately I've come across a number of books with a ridiculous amount of typos, grammatical errors and storylines that just didn't flow. Speak of the Devil has totally raised the bar in my mind, every book I read in the future will be compared to this one. The amount of time and energy put into writing this story shows in each and every page. I was absolutely hooked from beginning to end and can't wait for the 2nd book, The Devil Made Me Do It.

The storyline: Lily, a highschool junior, lives in a small country town with her mother. She's pretty much a self proclaimed social misfit along with her two friends, Julie and Mike. When Lily loses both friends in a horrible car accident, that she should have (and did) die in, she begins a self destructive spiral downhill. Unable to cope with the loss of the only friends she had she leaves her mother to go start over in a new town with her father and stepmother. Aside from having to adjust to her fathers house rules, life is going somewhat smoothly until she sets eyes on Luc. And then things get interesting. She knows there's something different about Luc and his group of friends but she can't quiet place her finger on what exactly it is. The very biblical battle of good vs. evil that ensues is just epic. And that's where my summary stops b/c I don't want to give too much away.

I absolutely love the character development, and the fact that Lily is a very real fictional character. Her pain and doubts about the existence of God are much like that of anybody who's experienced the loss of a loved one. I appreciated the short biblical lessons, as I'm not as well versed as I probably should be! Before anybody starts to worry, this book does NOT cram religous teachings down your throat. It's done in a very informative matter-of-fact kind of way, if that makes sense, to benefit the story. I would highly recommend this book to all lovers of the battle between good and evil, angels and demons.


About the Author:

Shawna grew up around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, two rescue dogs and one overgrown puppy from hell. She’s a non-conformist who follows her heart.

She has her BA in creative writing from the University of Kansas where one of her plays was chosen by her creative writing professor to be produced locally, and two of her short stories were published in a university creative arts handbook.  She earned her MA in English from Central Missouri State University where she wrote a novel as her thesis.
She’s taught English at the university and secondary levels for close to twenty years and can’t quite fathom how all of her students have grown up, yet she’s managed to stay the same.  She’s a huge geek and fan of Xena, Buffy and all kick ass women, and loves to write stories that have strong female characters.
Shawna’s debut novel was just released and is a YA Paranormal Romance called Speak of the Devil.


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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me! I'm so glad you liked the book!

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  2. "Speak of the Devil has totally raised the bar in my mind, every book I read in the future will be compared to this one."

    Can't beat that! I also loved this book and can't wait for Book 2.

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  3. I need to read this asap!!! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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