Monday, January 6, 2014

*Tour Stop & Giveaway*
"Visions of Shadows" by Vincent Morrone!

~Materials and images provided by Entranced Publishing.  Reviews owned by Desert Rose Reviews.

Vision #1

~Released: December 30, 2013

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

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Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer?

After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it — and she has no idea which possibility scares her more. 

And that's not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they're up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.


       Journal of Bristol Blackburn
       Sunday, March 17th 

       There are times when being psychic really bites, and this is one of them. Here it is, three in the morning, and all I can think about is the boy who will eventually have his hands on me.
       I have no idea what his name is. We’ve never met, but I feel like we’ve grown up together. I’ve had visions of him since I was six years old. Now, eleven years later, I know we’re getting closer and closer to finally meeting. I think it’s going to happen any day now.
       And the thought scares the hell out of me. 
       I know what Dream Boy will look like. In a word: hot. Dark hair that falls loosely over his deep blue eyes. He has an angel’s face and the devil’s grin. 
       I know he’s got a bad boy attitude. Half the time, I get flashes of him getting hurt. Sometimes he’s playing the hero. Other times, he’s just being an idiot. Many times, it seems like there’s someone who enjoys hurting him.
       What I don’t know is what he’ll be to me. 
       There are times when he seems to love me. Don’t ask me why. But he’ll look at me with nothing but love and contentment in his eyes. Earlier tonight, I had one of those dreams. One where he couldn’t keep his hands off of me. Weird that I know every inch of his body, yet I have no idea what his name is, huh?
       Then there’s the other vision. It was the first one I had of him, and the one I have most often. It’s the one I woke from tonight, the feeling of his hands still on my skin.
       In that vision, he doesn’t look at me with love, but with hatred. He has his hands wrapped around my neck as he slowly squeezes the life out of me.
       So any day now, I’m about to meet the boy of my dreams — literally. Then I get to see if he’s going to be the love of my life or the end of it.
       Funny thing is, I’m not sure which idea scares the crap out of me more.


~ 5/5 Roses ~

This book has personality, humor, and danger- all great elements of a book.  Put that together with talented writing and an interesting plot, and you have yourself a new favorite read.  

Bristol is an awesome female lead character.  I get nervous sometimes, reading from a female POV, written by a guy, and vice versa.  Sometimes it can be a bit painful, but Vincent Morrone did a really great job.  Bristol is funny, honest, and really acts closer to the way a normal girl would act, than a lot of books I read nowadays.  I also really enjoyed Payne's character.  Everything from his name to his personality had me hooked, as it was meant to.  He's an addictive kind of guy, and it was interesting to read about how he and Bristol acted with each other. 

The plot set around these two is interesting, and has several levels.  There are personal issues, family issues, town issues, community issues, an after-life issues, all wrapped up into a book full of "I can't believe that just happened!" moments.  Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to read the sequel.  I would recommend this book to any fan of young adult/new adult paranormal romance.

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

Vision of Secrets(Vision #0.5)

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

~Release Date: December 2nd, 2013


Bristol understands secrets. She's got plenty of her own, ranging from the annoying ghost that keeps showing up and attempting to sing Copacabana, (badly) to the visions of a terrifying future that is getting closer each day.

Bristol knows secrets can kill. She's getting flashes of a boy racked with guilt over his secret. 

And a girl who's prank might lead to someone's death. 

Vision of Secrets is a free prequel introduces you to Bristol Blackburn before the explosive events in Vision of Shadows and let's you see how a young girl deals with her Visions of Secrets!


~ 5/5 Roses ~

I had Vision of Shadows on my list of books to read for review, and since Vision of Secrets is the prequel novella introducing Bristol, I figured I'd read that first.  

This is a quick read, that introduces you to a young girl, with a unique gift.  It wraps up neatly and easily, leaving no loose ends, and gets you ready for the first book in the series.  It definitely leaves you wanting to read the next book, and see what happens with Bristol and her dream-boy.  

I enjoyed the writing style, and the fluidity of the story.  I'm looking forward to the first book in the series, and would recommend this novella to anyone getting ready to read this series, or anyone who already has.  


Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs. 

Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks.

As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say to Vincent?  Check out his website where you can learn about Vincent and leave him a comment.  You can also connect with Vincent on Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.

Vincent also participates in a group blog called YA Rush which consist of YA and NA Entranced authors. You can find YA Rush on:


There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Vision of Shadows!!

Here is what you can win: 

- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen

- 1 Vision of Shadows Calender

- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen & calender

- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen and calender in a Vision of Shadows canvas bag

- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen, calender in Vision of Shadows canvas bag and an e-copy Vision of Shadows


You can view the whole tour schedule on Vincent Morrone his website.

Want to chat with Bristol, the main character of this series? Well she has her own twitter account!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for being a part of my blog tour!!!

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    1. You're very welcome Vincent, I'm glad to have had the opportunity! :)

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