Oh my gosh!! I can't believe it is finally my stop on the blog tour!! *Squee doing happy dance* And guess what?! I got to interview who is probably one of my favorite authors....and let me just say, that M.R. Merrick is just as incredible as his books! He is very down to earth and loves a challenge about as much as I do!! Being a huge fan and all I couldn't possibly decide which questions to share with you, so naturally I am going to share all of them with you lovely people! But for the sake of repetition I have tried to delete questions others have already asked him. So bare with me as it is a little long, but I promise you that it's awesome!!
About the Author
Stalk Him: Website ~ Goodreads ~ Twitter ~ FacebookM.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer and author of The Protector Series, a Young Adult mash-up between Urban and Epic Fantasy. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he’s usually found at the computer between a pair of headphones and in front of a large bowl of cereal.
After uniting the shifters and calling in reinforcements, Chase has to face his toughest challenge yet: learning to control his emotions. But as tensions rise and his powers grow, controlling his emotions becomes the least of his problems.
Terrorized by a multi-shifter who is hell-bent on turning him, Chase questions just how far he’s willing to go to stop his father. Meanwhile, Tiki’s virtuous nature has placed him in the middle of Vincent’s past, leaving Chase to oppose a senate of vampires and defend a demon he hates.
Trying to balance his friends, his enemies, and his inner demons, Chase is left searching for answers about the Mark, his destiny, and where he can find the next soul piece. Stopping Riley is his top priority, but as more obstacles arise, he finds himself doubting all the decisions he’s made - especially regarding Rayna.
One thing is for certain: Chase has finally realized that he doesn’t know anything. The light doesn’t always quell the darkness, the monsters don’t always stay in the shadows, and the past doesn’t always stay in the past - sometimes, the demons inside are the hardest to fight.
*ARC from Author in exchange for honest interview
My Review: 5 Must Devour!!!!!
Being a devourer of books and all I of course could not wait to get my hands on this book and as soon as I received my copy I read it in a matter of hours and let me just tell you that I was left completely speechless. And I mean totally speechless like blubbering fool speechless as tears streamed down my face! Seriously!!
I thought M.R. Merrick's imagination was crazy awesome in the first two books but he proved me wrong with this one as he literally created worlds that I felt like I knew, worlds I thought I had traveled as I not only imagined them vividly in my mind but at times I swear I tasted them!! Kid you not!
And his characters....OMG! I seriously love all the characters from this series. The amount of depth and thought he puts into his characters blows my mind. I have never seen characters develop so much. I mean every time I think I know them M.R. Merrick shows me another incredible side to them that makes me love them so much more. And in this book my love for Tiki, Willy, Vincent, Grams, and Chase grew exponentially!!
Emotions ran high in this book, not only for me but the characters, and I could literally feel the passion that M.R. Merrick has for not only his story, but for writing as I was moved by so many wonderfully deep moments. I could tell that he put everything into this book as I was brought to tears or left in awe at his words.
I honestly can't say enough about this book, it completely blew me away and left me a complete and udder mess as I was emotionally assaulted by an electronic paperback. Of course I can't wait for Endure as I hold my breath for all that is sure to unfold. After the shocking ending of Release I have so many questions swirling in my head and I absolutely must have my answers!!
Favorite Character Moment:
There were so many incredible moments in this book that my kindle copy is literally spewing yellow and it was really hard for me to pick just one because really I could just quote chapters!!
"That's what I was fighting for now. Not to save the worlds and all the creatures in them, but to keep the ones I loved safe." (kindle, loc. 5766).
Grande Prize Pack (3 Winners)
3x Signed paperbacks (Exiled, Shift, Release)
3x Signed 8x10 posters (Exiled, Shift, Release)
1x Notebook (Winner’s choice of cover)
Runner-up Prize Pack (5 Winners)
1x Signed paperback (Winner’s choice of Exiled, Shift, or Release) with signed poster
1x bookmark (Winner’s choice)
Secondary Prizes A (10 Winners)
Secondary Prize B (10 Winners)
1x bookmark (winner’s choice)
1x The Protector magnet
Winners will be chosen as follows: First 3 names drawn from Rafflecopter will get the grand prize. The following 5 names get the runner-up prize. The following 10 names win ebook copies of Release, and the final 10 names win the swag pack.~~~~~~~~~
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