Thursday, September 26, 2013

*Review Tour and Giveaway*
"Fallen" by Stacy Claflin!

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Fallen (A Transformed series Prequel Novella)

~Published: 2013

~Pages: 74

~Genres: New Adult, Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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Fallen is the prequel to the Transformed series (DeceptionBetrayal, & Forgotten) and it’s also a novella, so it’s a pretty quick read—and a fun one. It’s from the perspective of one of the antagonists in the series. Spread the word!  Since Fallen takes place before the series begins, you don’t need to have read any of the other books to read it.

Samantha Erikson is a vampire with one mission: to rule the world. She’s spent decades winning over the world’s most feared vampire, Vince Moretti. Just when everything is going according to plan, he sidetracks her with the assignment of pretending to be a high school student in a small town.

It’s humiliating enough to go from stilettos to sneakers, but Samantha must also follow the most boring person alive: the teenage girl who stands between her and the throne. When she has had all she can take, she finds a fun distraction: an attractive football player who isn’t scared of vampires. There’s one problem. Against her better judgment, she falls in love with him. Now she must decide between the mortal she adores and a place of power in the vampire world. If she tries to have both, she could lose everything.

From Chapter 1

“She must die.”

Raising an eyebrow, I looked into Vince’s dark eyes. “Who?”

“The rumors are true, Samantha,” he said, and then bit into his caviar.

I took a sip of wine. “Which rumors, exactly?”

He ran his fingers through his short, spiky hair. “She’s alive.”

My mind ran through the list of she’s that he could be referring to. Then I looked at him again. “You don’t mean…?”

Eyes aglow, he nodded. “Marguerite Westerfield is alive and well. As it turns out, her watcher never had her killed. I threatened the lives of her daughters, and yet Mattie still risked it all to save Marguerite. She merely hid the child.”

I leaned over the table toward him. “She wouldn’t be a child anymore. How old is she now?”

“Almost sixteen, if I remember correctly. She was close to three when she was supposed to be killed.” He sighed.

“So she’s already gone through her transformation.” Vince shook his head. “No, not yet. That’s what has made it so difficult to track her down. She was hidden amongst the humans, being raised as one. Marguerite probably thinks that she is one,” he said, and laughed.

I grinned, flipping my long, dark blonde hair behind my shoulder. “What’s the plan?”

He narrowed his eyes slightly. “You’re going to pay her a visit.”

“What?” I asked, sitting back. “Are you kidding? You’re sending me?”

“You’re perfect for the job. You’re a quick thinker, unlike most of the goons I have to deal with, and you look like you could be her age. She’ll probably trust you if you play it right.”

Wonderful. I was getting sent out on a job instead of sticking around with him. But I couldn’t argue. Nobody crossed Vince. No one that lived to tell about it, anyway. I gave him my most seductive smile. “Actually, it could be fun to mess with the humans. I haven’t mingled with them in decades.”

“I’m glad to hear it, Samantha,” he said, smiling. I loved it when he smiled at me, because he was one of the most powerful vampires alive. He could have been with anyone, but I had won him over. “I thought you might put up a fuss.”

“Oh Vincey, you know that I love a challenge. That’s how I ended up here in this room with you.”

He laughed. “That’s true. Most everyone is afraid to even look at me, but not you. That’s what I love about you.” He reached across the table and intertwined his fingers with mine."

Stacy Claflin

I love writing, reading, and watching Young and New Adult Paranormal and Paranormal Romance. I've been writing and telling stories as long as I can remember. As a kid, my story telling would get me into trouble when I would try to convince other kids that my stories were real.  When I'm not busy writing, I spend a lot of time with my family. I run a preschool from home and homeschool my kids.

 My Review

 4/5 Roses

I've had Deception on my TBR list for a while, and when the opportunity to read this prequel came up, I couldn't resist.

This novella expertly sets up a back-drop for some of the characters in The Transformed Series.  Following the side assignment Samantha has, this quick read shows her experience with meeting Alexis.  Highlighting some key moments and details for the coming trilogy, Stacy Claflin does a fantastic job of creating not only a side story to answer questions in the main trilogy, but catches readers with a tasty little treat.

Well written, this book flows quickly and easily.  Not hanging on every thought and feeling of the characters, it moves along at a nice pace.  This was already a series I was looking forward to reading, but is now a delicious story I can't wait to devour.  I'd recommend this novella to any fan of the series, or anyone planning on reading it.  

*I was given an ecopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.


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  1. No problem Stacy- glad to be able to review and share! Looking forward to the rest of the series :)
    All the best,

  2. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour and for reviewing Fallen! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. I'm working on a sequel (to the prequel, it's a rhyme!) Thanks again!

  3. I enjoyed Fallen quite a bit! So glad to be a part of this tour and giveaway! Thanks Stacy! :D


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