Sunday, April 7, 2013

Awakened Blog Tour Stop: Character Interview+Review+Giveaway

Hello! Happy Monday and welcome to my stop on the Awakened Blog Tour! I am really excited to be apart of this tour. The Few Are Angels series is a series I recently discovered thanks to Facebook and a fellow author, and now I am totally hooked to the great world and characters that author Inger Inversen has created. And today I get to interview one of my favorite characters from the series, Kale, total Swoon! Enough from me, let's get on with my stop!

Danielle: Obviously, becoming a Chorý wasn’t what you and Helene had planned, but how has being a Chorý changed things for you? And will you ever accept being one?

Kale: In a way I think I have accepted it. I have accepted it as punishment for not being able to save Hélène as I promised her I would.

D: How hard is it for you to be torn away from the Arc time after time? Do you think you will ever be fully reunited with her?

K: At one point I hoped that I would never see the Arc again. I knew she would look and be nothing like Hélène, but when I look in Ella’s eyes I see her soul.  Hélène came to me in a dream and told me that it was time to move on. I thought to deny her, but I couldn’t, we are soul mates and while sometimes I wonder if I even have a soul, I can’t refute the longing inside of me. The need to near Ella, to touch a place in her heart that no one else has touched. My only fear is that my love will harm her and deny her the life she deserves.

D: How have you managed to control your bloodlust after all this time?

K: My current blackouts are proof that I am not in control of my bloodlust as I once thought I was. Before the blackouts I learned to deal with the hunger— to forbid it to take control. I think I was a fool, it has always in been control biding its time and waiting for me to be at my weakest.

D: What makes you different than all the other Chorý?

K: Sadly, I am no different than the rest.  One day, I will fall to the bloodlust and become a true vampire reliant solely on human blood.

D: Obviously there is a lot of bad blood between the Chorý and the Council, but it seems that there are some deeper issues there, especially with Jace, what are they?

K: From what I have learned of Jace’s past, his father was infected in Belarus and he watched as his father killed his mother and siblings. He is dead set on eradicating all Chorý because of this. Also, Jace and another High Guardian of the Council were assigned to kill me. They failed, Jace was left with a nasty scar above his eye, a reminder that I will not fall so easily.

D: It is obvious you have a deep rooted devotion to the Arc, how have you kept that love and devotion strong through the ages?

K: Well, I am no virgin, but my heart will always belong to the Arc. No woman compared to the Arc, so I stopped looking long ago. I have learned that love is undying and your heart will always  remember true love.

D: What advice would you give to a couple as in love as you were with Helene?

K: Cherish every moment you have together.

D: If you could tell Ella anything, what would it be?

K: Stop making such rash decisions! You are killing me here! Love, Kale.

D: If you could give up being a Chorý would you?

K: Yes. I’d give anything to feel my heart beat again.

D: If the only way to keep Ella safe was to let Jace and the Council protect her, could you let her go?

K: I am selfish. Because I want to say no. I want to say that I am the only one who can keep her safe, but I think I’d be lying to myself. I love her and I have died for her, but I do not believe I have the strength to let her go again. 

What must he overcome to protect her?

With no clue of what to do next and the responsibility of looking after Alex and Mia as promised, Kale is up to his ears in problems and no solutions. How will Kale save Ella, keep Alex and Mia safe, control Jace as well as control the Bloodlust that creeps beneath the surface waiting to be released? Will Kale be Ella’s savior or will he convict her to a fate worse than the one Laurent has already promised her?

What truths will she learn?

 Ella knows that the choices she makes affects not only her but everyone else around her, but what about the choices made to find her? Ella learns the truth about the death of her parents, learns that the ones she thought she could trust aren’t so trustworthy after all.
 How will Ella handle these betrayals, and will she be able to sacrifice what is necessary to obtain eternal life?

*Received free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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My Review:

In Awakened, part 2 of the Few Are Angels series, Ella is gone and Kale will do anything to get her back, even if it means working with his mortal enemy, Jace. But how is Kale going to do that while keeping Mia and Alex safe all while keeping his bloodlust under control? 

In book 1, Few Are Angels, I fell in love with Ella, her strength and stubbornness after all that happened in her life really helped me connect with her and in Awakened I fell even more in love with her. As she was being held captive I really got to see how deep her heart truly was, as she made attempts to see her captives as more than just the enemy. When most people would have crumbled and freaked over their situation Ella continued to look for a way out, a way to get back to those that she loved. 

And Kale, he continued to blow me away, as he continually showed his never ending love and devotion for Ella. In Awakened Kale really shows us how far he is willing to go to keep Ella safe, from everyone; including himself. All the fans of this series knew that bloodlust was going to become an issue for Kale, and I would love to tell you that it didn't, but it did. And it broke my heart. I would love nothing more than for Kale to conquer his bloodlust, Laurent, and the council and just sweep Ella off her feet, but I can't tell you that if that happened. And I can't tell you if it didn't. You will have to read the book and find out for yourself.

But I can tell you that there is a lot going on in this book and we get to see the story from many different points of view. Though I did enjoy seeing the story from multiple angles, I think that 5 points of view is just a couple too many. I think that this story would have been just as good, if not better told from just Kale, Ella and Jace's points of view. However, I did enjoy getting to see what drove each character as the story was told from their point of view. 

I have to say that Alex's point of view shocked me and Jace's often frustrated me. I am still not sure if Jace can be trusted, I find that I lean more and more towards Kale side and his ideas the more I get to know Jace. And don't even get me started on the council! 

I love Inger Iversen's spin on immortals and vampires, or chory, as they are called in the series and her idea of the Arc. When I finished reading Awakened I think I had more questions than answers, more concerns, and more cracks in my heart. Inger Iversen is doing such a wonderful job of telling the story that is the Arc and destroying my patience and heart along with it. I can't wait to get my hands on Immortal Heart!

So, if you like vampires or immortals, then this is a series that you absolutely must read!

"You. I've always wanted you, but I also want you to be happy, Ella. I want you to have a life you deserve, and I don't know if that includes me." (kindle, loc. 2780).

Of course this moment is from Kale, I love Kale, and I think this moment really gives us an idea of what he is willing to do for Ella.

About the Author

Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend Joshua and her overweight lap cat Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood or killing zombies in Call Of Duty.

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Author is giving away-

ebook copy of Few Are Angels by Inger Iversen
ebook copy of The Reborn: The Book of Dain by Casse NaRome
Few Are Angels Keychain
12 character stickers
1 signed print copy of Awakened
3 Immortal Heart magnets

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  1. Thank you SO much!! I love your post and your blog is so pretty!!

    1. Thank you the blog design was all Rachel from Parajunkee! I am so glad to participate in your tour, thanks for giving me the opportunity to interview Kale!