Friday, January 3, 2014

The Labyrinth Wall Monster Party!!

Welcome to The Labyrinth Wall Monster Party!

The monster party blog fest is a celebration of The Labyrinth Wall book release, which is available now. So to join in the fun… The Labyrinth Wall Author, Emilyann, has invited participants to post about a monster, share The Labyrinth Wall release information and jump around to read about everyone else’s monsters. Join the party by hoping around to check out the monsters, and have a blast!

~My Favorite Labyrinth Monster:
The Minotaur

The Minotaur is probably one of the most famous monsters associated with the labyrinth, but there's a reason for that- he's awesome!  As far as monsters go, he's terrifying, and the thought of being up against him is certainly intimidating.  He shows up in so many different places- Greek Mythology, books, films, and random stories.  One of the essential labyrinth monsters, the original beast of the maze, few could stand up against The Minotaur.

Without further delay, let’s kick off this book launch and learn more about The Labyrinth Wall

The Labyrinth Wall (Obsidian Series, Book1)

Young Adult Fantasy Novel

~By: Emilyann Girdner

~Editors: Nicole Zoltack & James Allen Sr.

~Published: January 2nd, 2014

~Pages: 377


This is the tale of a young woman who discovers that although labyrinth walls confine her and her enemies try to repress her, the power of hope can set her free…

Araina’s isolated teenage life is forever altered when she witnesses a man emerge through a rippling wall into the dark labyrinth she calls home. As a result of the stranger’s arrival, Araina’s Creators have unleashed a series of magical attacks using the labyrinth against its inhabitants. Now Araina must decide if she will trust potentially deceitful allies in order to reach safety on the other side of the labyrinth wall.

~Book Trailer~

~Readers Have Said:

"A fascinating tale of adventure, danger and self discovery. You will not want to put this one down as you are drawn into the quest for something as unknown and distant as a reoccurring, puzzling and incomprehensible dream."

"The Author created a very in depth world that left me even more curious about it."

4/5 Roses ~

I enjoy books about puzzles, mysteries, riddles, adventure and suspense. Some of the best books for those ingredients are stories involving a labyrinth. There aren't many books that deliver the same kind of entertainment and excitement as a well-written labyrinth adventure. This is one such book, and is one I really enjoyed. 

Most stories involving labyrinths follow someone from the outside who becomes trapped inside one, trying to find their way out. A unique twist in this book, the characters the story follows were created inside the labyrinth, and have never escaped. Desperate to find something more to life than living as an eternal prisoner, constantly in a state of near starvation and death, Araina teams up with several other people, most of whom she knows she can't trust, in order to find a way out of the labyrinth. 

Full of exciting situations, humor, and a good look at the human psyche of a labyrinth prisoner, this book pulls you in, and doesn't let you go until the very end. This story mesmerizes you with fights against guards, cannibals, saber tooth mutts, and some slightly insane creatures. Well written and smooth, Emilyann Girdner has created a wonderful reality with this labyrinth experience. I look forward to reading more books from her in the future, and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fight-for-survival adventure. 

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

There are varying excerpts and facts to be found at sites participating in this event!

~My Fun Fact:

When Araina’s upset about something, she usually exclaims “scrats!” This is her made up word that combines her two least favorite things, which are scars and rats.

To subscribe for more updates, play games, and grab goodies (some are FREE), visit!

Don’t forget to hop around to all the participating sites and show some comment love…

The Labyrinth Wall Party Sites:

January 2nd
Rachel Morgan
Cynthia Shepp
Julie Flanders

January 3rd
Desert Rose Reviews

January 5th
Heather Holden
Fiction and Film

January 6th
The Warrior Muse

Other Blogs in the Party
 Books & Tales
Laugh Quotes

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~Materials and images provided by the author.  Review is owned by Desert Rose Reviews.


  1. Sorry I'm such a slow poke, Rose. It's been a crazy day. You did an amazing job on this post. I love the Minotaur image you found. I've never seen that representation I don't think. And that's a great pick; he is the original labyrinth beast. The mythology and heroics of Theseus are so awesome in that tale. I actually had the Minotaur in mind writing The Labyrinth Wall. The cannibalistic Nabal within my labyrinth are a nod to the Minotaur (who is half human after all). And similar to the Minotaur who hunts innocent children, the Nabal tend to eat Mahk when they first enter the labyrinth, before they've been jaded by the place.

    Also, thank you again for such a charming review and for participating. I'm loving reading about everyone's monsters! :)

    1. Hi Emilyann! Thanks so much for stopping by. Slowpoke mode lasts for the first month of the year, I think- no problem! :) Thank you!! I'm glad you like my post- I had a lot of fun with it :) I agree, the Minotaur is an awesome labyrinth monster, the original big bad beast :D

      I had wondered if the Nabal cannibals were written with him in mind. That's so neat! :D

      I'm glad you're having fun with the event- it's been fun! :D

  2. The Minotaur is such a classic labyrinth monster. Great pick!

    Great review as well. I can't wait to find the time to finally read this book!

    1. Thanks Heather! I'm glad you enjoyed my review, and I hope you enjoy this book as well! I agree, the Minotaur is such a classic labyrinth monster, I just had to pick him ;) Thanks for visiting! :D


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