February 21, 2013

Seeds of Discovery & Roots of Insight Blog Tour

Quinn Robbins' life was everything she thought a teenager's should be. She has good friends, a family that she loves, good grades, and an after-school job she enjoys. And, she's just been asked out by Zander Cunningham, a popular football player and great guy. But one day when driving home after picking up her little sister from the baby-sitter's, she nearly hits a boy who, after running blindly into the street, mysteriously disappears.

The mystery only deepens as she figures out who the boy is; William Rose, a reclusive, awkward boy from school who always has his nose in a pile of books.

As she becomes more aware of his behavior it becomes more obvious how out of the ordinary William is and how hard he deliberately tries to blend into the background. This only intrigues her more and she finds herself working to find out more about him, and exactly where he keeps disappearing to.

On a whim one night she follows him and suddenly finds herself in a new world. One where William is a prince, literally, and she is treated like a princess. She also discovers that she is stuck; the gate back to her own world isn't always open.

Quinn finds herself smack in the middle of a modern-day fairy tale, on a course that will change her life forever.

My Review
This was a fantastic book to read. The author creates such a wonderful world it is one you want to visit yourself. Usually I sum up the book but I think the blurb does a good enough job of that itself. Quinn seems like your typical teen at the beginning of the book. She has friends, goes to school, works and helps take care of her adorable little sister. She also has a crush on what you would call the boy next door Zander. Then we have William he seems a mystery at first and you can'y help but want to know more about him. The more you read about him the more you see he has lots of things going on. One of my favorite characters has to be Thomas he is Williams brother and can be so funny sometimes.

You start this book off with a mystery as Quinn tries to figure out just where William keeps disappearing to. This leads her to following him to a whole other world. I love the world of Eirentheos it is something like a fairy tale and Williams family welcome Quinn. This is place leads to her helping the family out solving a mystery. She falls in love with the country and reading about it I can see why. Even when she returns home she struggles with her world and the one she has left behind. At the beginning I thought I wanted Quinn with one guy now after finishing the book I am not so sure. This book has a little for everyone. Some romance but not a whole lot, a mystery, wonderful new world and so much more. This book really does a great job building the characters and the worlds up and the ending will leave you wanting more to see what happens next.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

Quinn Robbins has just returned from spending ten days in Eirentheos, a world she had never known existed. Trying to settle back into her familiar life and establish a relationship with her new boyfriend, Zander, is more of a challenge than she ever dreamed it would be.

Things are just beginning to feel normal again when Thomas shows up in her world, and invites her back to Eirentheos for a royal wedding. She's excited at the chance to reconnect with the people and places she had begun to fall in love with.

What she doesn't realize is just how deeply connected with this new world she might become ... and just what old secrets might be beginning to unravel.

The second book in the beloved Dusk Gate series reconnects Quinn with the charming princes, and the pristine world of Eirentheos. From a beautiful royal wedding to a dangerous rescue mission, Quinn's adventures are about to take her life on a course that will change it forever.

My Review
Quinn is back in the normal world trying to adjust to being back. She misses Eirentheos and the people in that world. Zander is a help in making her adjust even if he doesn't realize he is. A romance really blossoms between these two. Quinn soon gets the chance to go back to Eirentheos for a royal wedding and she knows she really has to go. Little does she know she is going to find herself in another mystery and will find out many things she didn't know.

I really enjoyed this book. You get to see all the characters you meet in the first book and really fall even more in love with them and Eirentheos. The author does a fantastic job writing about both worlds and the characters. With people missing Quinn knows she has to help and I really liked that she is there for those she really hasn't known very long. It is really hard to pick which one of the 3 boys I liked best in this book as I like them all. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat as you want things to turn out for the best. No spoilers but it is a wonderful story. I love how romance and love are not the most important thing in this book. It is there but not the main thing refreshing change. I like Quinn would find it hard to walk away from the fascinating world of Eirentheos. If you want a magical read about a wonderful world and fascinating people pick this up. I will have to get the rest of the series soon.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam


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SIGNED copy of Seeds of Discovery and a DUSK GATE tote bag.
-- All e-copies of the rest of the books in the series (The first book in the series is FREE on amazon)


  1. Thank you so much for being part of my blog tour, and for the awesome reviews! So glad you enjoyed the books.

  2. This sounds great! Thanks for the chance!!!!

  3. Thank you for sharing your work and the opportunity to win :)

  4. Was wondering if I was still a winner? I didn't get an email? Mayne swollowed in email land? Man! I'm missing all kinds of wins from my email not coming through )=

  5. tfalick this giveaway was hosted by the author. They would be the one to contact you.