Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Guardian's Wildchild by Feather Stone ~*~ Giveaway Launch ~*~

Title:  The Guardian's Wildchild
Author:  Feather Stone
Published:  September 27th 2011 by Omnific Publishing 
(first published September 26th 2011)
Page Count:  277
Genre:  YA dystopian paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sidney Davenport is known as Wildchild to her Guardian mentor, Greystone. She rebels against rules. Wildchild is gifted in the paranormal, but carefully conceals her powers from the world. Even in the crises that threaten her life, she refuses to use her powers of telepathy, telekinesis, space/time travel. If her enemies discovered the truth of who she is, her Guardian people would be destroyed. She calls upon her spirit guides, Seamus and Celeste, to guide her through a mine field of the insane - Madame and Captain Butchart.

Sidney leaves her home on Hawk's Island to help the underground stop two people who are about to cause worldwide madness. Unskilled in esponage, she is arrested and sentanced to death. But, God help Sidney, she can't deny her attraction to the man who has orders to perform her execution - the tall, dark eyed Captain Waterhouse. He's meticulous, disciplined and lives by the strict rules expected of an officer of the American navy.

Captain Waterhouse is about to scrap his higher morals to bust out of his hell. When a female prisoner is delivered to his ship, he has no idea she is capable of turning his disciplined life into a storm of unimaginable experiences. His prisoner's enemies, he discovers, are also the ones who hold his life in the palm of their hands.

Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fast paced story woven with murder and magic.

My Review:

This is a very well edited and put together story. It is captivatingly written with an intriguingly unique concept. Stone has created a history of these people that gives you the necessary background information. She also covers the key events in a long period of time quickly, but without the reader feeling left behind or rushed. Stone`s brilliant descriptions painted a mural for you, allowing you to see the scenes separately and as a whole.

I was quite shocked with the vast array of character types in this novel. They were all well developed, letting you know who they really were, and meshed together into a group of people who definitely kept you on your toes. You get to know these characters so well that you feel like you`ve met them and that you`ve journeyed with them. You really feel for, and with, these wonderful people.

This story was extremely well put together with a cohesive and coherent storyline. Stone pulls together a brilliant cast with some action and a few tear jerker moments to create a wholly unique and very captivating story. My only issue with this novel was the ending. It fits with the story perfectly, but… Overall, I would definitely recommend this story to others and would pick up more work by this talented author.

Add to your Goodreads shelves.
Buy online via Amazon or B&N.



And now enter to win one of these brilliant prizes from Feather Stone!
All prizes in the first rafflecopter are open internationally.
The prizes in the 2nd rafflecopter are open to residents of North America only.
You can enter both rafflecopters if you live in both locations.
Entries close @ 11:59pm Oct 2/13.
Winners will be notified Oct 3/13.
Winners have 72hrs to claim their prizes.

56 comments:

  1. Good morning. Welcome to my novel's anniversary party. If you have any comments or questions, please give me a shout here (or at my blog: http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com). Good luck in winning the lovely prizes I've offerred. Thank you for visiting Pure Jonel and entering the contest. And, be sure to add The Guardian's Wildchild to your 'to read' list. Thank you and have a beautiful day. Feather

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  2. Thanks for offering this giveaway. Your writing looks very interesting.

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    1. Thank you, Brook. My apologies for this late response. I'd been attending an art gala several miles away. Good luck in wining some of my giveaways. Blessings.

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  3. Sounds like an interesting book!Thanks for the chance :D

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    1. Hi Karin: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good luck in winning some of my giveaways. Blessings

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  4. Sounds like a unique and enjoyable story!

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    1. Hello CJ: Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Yes, I do believe my book is unique but I think I'm a bit prejudiced, LOL. Blessings.

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  5. Looks like an extremely interesting book! Thanks for the opportunity to try and win a copy!

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    1. Hi Kathryn. I think my book appeals to a wide range of genre - from suspense, thriller, mystery, fantasy and romance. All those elements are in The Guardian's Wildchild. Good luck, Kathryn. Feather

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  6. I was a wildchild back in the day haha. Won't mention it to my daughter. I am looking forward to reading this book.

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    1. Hmm, I'd love to hear about your wildchild days, Mariola. Perhaps I could use some of your stories in my upcoming novel. Have a 'wild' day. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Feather

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  7. Every time I try to confirm that I want to be a follower via Facebook it comes back as an error so I cannot enter the contest. I'm not sure what is going on. So you'll see that I started but was unable to unlock anything after that. It could be because I used ladybirdrobi to follow through GFC and my facebook is Robbibird3 at aol dot com.

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    1. Hi ladybirdrobi. I wish I could help. I still have challenges with online media. My husband almost starves on some days while I trying to figure out what I'm not doing right. I hope you are able to fix whatever the challenge is. Good luck.

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    2. I revamped the ballot where she was stuck so we should be good now.

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  8. That's so odd. Is it the ballot where you actually follow Feather on facebook or the one that says you followed her via one of the methods?

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway, no I wasn't a wild child :-D

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    1. Are you sure about that? Perhaps there was someone in your past that looked in your direction and saw something in you that was unique and beautiful and wild. What is the Gaelic saying? Oh the gift that God would give us to see ourselves as others see us - or something to that effect. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. ummm yes I was a wild child, and yes I am looking forward to reading this book... thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Glad to hear your confession, Dalene.LOL I'm thinking it would be fun to collect all the 'wild child' confessions on my blog. Good luck. Feather

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  11. Hi Dalene: Wonderful - another wild child in our midst. Tell me your wild child story, Dalene. I'd love to hear it, then perhaps post it on my blog (http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com) It might be fun to have a series of wild child stories.

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  12. I'm heading out to join another author friend for lunch. I'll be back to visit with you this afternoon.

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  13. No I wasn't what you would call a wild child as I was quiet and shy. I have not read Wild Child but it sounds interesting hopefully I can snag a copy to read it. Feather there is no link to your page on Facebook in the rafflecopter so I couldn't follow that but would like to so could you fix that or post a link to your page in the comments so I can get to the right Feather. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you for the info: Here are my links:
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/FSauthor
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/FeatherWrites
      Blog: http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com
      Website: http://www.featherstoneauthor.com

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    2. Hey ladybirdrobi. I hope you got past the ballot you were stuck on and were able to find the links to Feather's pages there as well.

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  14. LOL I am and was a wild child - even though the years have passed it is still fun to feel those moments of fun ;) Looking forward to reading this treat!

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    1. Ha, another wild child. Did you turn your parent's hair grey? LOL. Good luck, Denisz. Feather

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  15. Lol :) no, i'm not a wild child :) Haha :) But I am looking forward to reading the book. Sounds quite interesting!

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    1. Hi Katrina: Thanks for stopping by Jonel's blog and commenting. Soooo, you're an angel, are you? LOL
      Feather

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  16. I wasn't a wild child (quite the opposite, heh), but the book looks really interesting!! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  17. I have always been the good girl that has a wild side in me, that wants out. I let it out through books, yes I read as as wildchild. I hope that makes sense to you.

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    1. I think we're sisters, Melody. Fortuneately, there's books for us to read about wild ones; and our imagination can run wild. Blessings

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  18. I was definitely not a wild child, loved spending all of my free time curled up with books, listening to music, doing puzzles or videogames, learning instruments. I did however have a tiny bit of a temper. I *hated* going to school because it was so boring. The content always made sense to me, and so it'd take me half the time of my classmates to get something. They at least bumped me up two levels in math, which helped, and we had to read a certain number of books every grading period for lit class, which let me read whatever I'd want. But in my music classes, which were my big venting place because I was learning from scratch in middle school and meant I actually had something to learn, I'd get so mad at people for their mistakes. Could not understand for the life of me how they could hear themselves playing and think they had the right notes...

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    1. Alert, there's a perfectionist in our midst, LOL. Hello Smiles. You and my mother would have been great pals. My mother was the most intelligent woman I know. She read science textbooks voraciously, and was able to maintain a lovely home, helped our dad farm, and played the accordian with such vigor the sweat ran down her face. I learned to play the piano. My favorite was the Moonlight Sonata. I could play it differently every time - depending upon my mood. Thank you for commenting. Blessings.

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  19. Not really a wildchild, but never too late to be one. ;)

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    1. Love your attitude. What is your favorite wild child fantasy? No holding back. And, you might enjoy my Interview with Sam Waterhouse, my fantasy hero from my book. http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com Now, tell me about your fantasy.

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  20. Wasn't much of a wild child, but looking back wish I took more risks ;) I would love to read this book, sounds interesting!

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  21. Never too late, Karen to step out of your comfort zone. Imagine what if ..... Let your imagination soar. My latest 'stepping out of my comfort zone' is reading books out of my usual reading genre. Yes, pretty tame. But I've spent a life of taking risks, just on the edge of risking life and limb. Got a few bruises. I raced snowmobiles, road my horse without a halter or rope, worked as a paramedic, etc. Go for it, Karen. Do what makes your heart beat fast; fell alive and full of vitality. Word of caution - use sound judgement, not fear, in moving forward.

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway.
    btw *ducks head shamefully and whispers* I just realised I entered the wrong rafflecopter. sorry :/

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    1. LOL, What's the penalty? Perhaps we were meant to connect. Are you a wild child?

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  23. I wasn't wild but thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Sandy. The quality of 'wildness' depends on one's perspective. Perhaps a person who climbed Mount Everest would not consider you wild. However, others might think you very wild. Good luck in winning. Feather

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  24. Great giveaway, the blurb sounds interesting :)
    I had my wildchild moments, but they weren't so extreme, lol.

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    1. Hi PurpleBook: I'd love to hear about your 'wildchild' moments. Feather

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  25. Not so much a wild child. I would rather read and fantasize about being wild in a book. Thanks for the giveaways.

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  26. Hi Becki: All things in our life started with a thought. Our imagination can take us on a journey perhaps not possible in real life. Have you considered writing? Feather

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  27. Can't say I was a wildchild growing up - I left that to my younger sister. No, I lived a really sheltered life. Rules had to be followed (including going to bed at 8pm - even during the summer!) What can I say...my mama had me ruled and fooled! I would love to read The Guardians Wildchild! Wishing Feather Stone success!!!

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    1. Thanks, maechs, for your well wishes. I also had a sheltered childhood. I made up for it after graduating and leaving home. Fortunately, I survived my spurt of young adult rebellion, got married to a fine gentleman and became a responsible adult. However, I still have the occasional wild impulse - just for fun. Good luck to you; and blessings.

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  28. I wasn't a wild child because I couldn't come up with the courage to do wild things but I have always secretly admired the people who have the courage to wild things without caring about the others so I want to enjoy this book and experience the life of a wild child. After all you desire those things the most which you can't get or can't do (the grass is greener on the other side!) Thanks for the giveaway once again.

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    1. Hello Satarupa: Doing wild child things should not deliberately cause a negative impact upon others. However, I'm a firm believer in living my life to the fullest, albeit responsibly. I've always had a priority of taking good care of my health; even so, I enjoyed racing and riding my horse at full gallop, etc. I aim to challenge my limits - like a bird spreading her wings to fly. There could be danger, a hawk or a hunter. But unless she spread her wings, she's barely a bird. Blessings to you and yours.

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  29. After going to Feather's blog and reading the blurb and some reviews....I'm dieing to read this now!!!!!! :)

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    1. Hi Sherri: Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to hear from you again. I wish you luck in winning. Blessings

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  30. I was half wild child, half angel :) I did some crazy stuff, but I was also called mature for my age. I think it all balanced out in the end ;)

    I was already looking forward to reading this book, but now I'm REALLY looking forward to reading!! Thanks for the giveaway! :D
    ~Rose
    @Desert Rose Reviews

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    1. Hello: I'd like to hear more about 'some crazy stuff.' LOL. I wish you luck in winning. Blessings

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  31. This anniversary celebration has been thrilling. I loved meeting everyone here who commented. Everyone has a story. Thank you to Jonel for hosting this party - so well organized and fun. Blessings to all.

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