July 23, 2013

Pretty When She Destroys Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Hey everyone! Today we have a stop on the Pretty When She Destroys blog tour. There is a review of the book, info on the author, and two giveaways for you all. First some about the first two books in the series.

Pretty When She Dies #1
Pretty When She Dies
by Rhiannon Frater
Published November 24th 2008

Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...

... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.

But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation... or her death?


Pretty When She Dies #2
Pretty When She Kills
by Rhiannon Frater
Published September 5th 2012

Amaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings…

When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his own devices.

To make matters worse, Samantha, Cian’s ex-fiancée, is seeing ghosts, the untested vampire hunters of Austin are running scared as a supernatural war looms, a mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Rachoń, the Summoner’s favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge.

When Amaliya’s grandmother, a powerful medium, experiences terrible visions that reveal there is another necromancer vampire and she is crying out for help, Amaliya realizes happy endings do not come easily…


Pretty When She Dies #3
Pretty When She Destroys
by Rhiannon Frater
Publication date: August 27th 2013

Amaliya Vezorak always believed she was destined to live a failed life in obscurity until she was brutally murdered by an ancient vampire named The Summoner and reborn as a powerful vampire necromancer. Now it is up to her to save the world…

My Review
The battle between The Summoner and Amaliya is almost here. If The Summoner wins the world will be torn apart. Amaliya and her loved ones and friends must win this battle. Each side has powerful players but Amaliya and her crew seem to be on the losing side. Will they be enough to stop him and save the world?

Amaliya is one of my favorite vampires of all time. She is a badass and will not back down. I love how tough and powerful she is. Cian is as amazing as ever and the perfect match for Amalyia. Sam is another character who continues to surprise me as I like her the more I read about her. She really is becoming a much more enjoyable person to read about. If you have read the rest of the series you will be happy to know the other characters all play a part in this book. I was surprised at a few who showed up and that is all I will say about that.

This is such an amazing book. I hated to read it in some ways as I knew it was the end of the series. The author has such a way with words that you feel you are right there in the scenes with the characters. I loved all the action this book has and seeing different kinds of paranormal working together. You see the characters really come into their powers in this book and some of them have amazing powers. You still get softer moments where the good guys as I will call them really show how much they care for each other. It may be a hug or it may be something more in a few cases but you can really see more bonds appear between them. I have to say Amaliya and Sam are my two favorites together. They have me grinning several times in the book as I can just see them in my mind giving each other a hard time. I am trying my best to not give any spoilers so I guess I should wrap this up. I love this series and this book is my favorite of all of them. The author does a wonderful job as always writing a story you can love. If you love plenty of action, paranormal creatures and not a lot of sappy scenes give this series a try. Rhiannon Frater is an amazing author that knows how to write bloody fantastic book. The ending scene was just wonderful!

I love the covers to this whole series they are a perfect match to these books

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy (The First Days, Fighting to Survive, Siege,) and the author of three other books: the vampire novels Pretty When She Dies and The Tale of the Vampire Bride and the young-adult zombie novel The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters. Inspired to independently produce her work from the urging of her fans, she published The First Days in late 2008 and quickly gathered a cult following. She won the Dead Letter Award back-to-back for both The First Days and Fighting to Survive, the former of which the Harrisburg Book Examiner called ‘one of the best zombie books of the decade.’ Rhiannon is currently represented by Hannah Gordon of the Foundry + Literary Media agency. You may contact her by sending an email to rhiannonfrater@gmail.com.

Author Links:

Grand prize giveaway
All 3 books in the series + vampire jewellery (photo attached) - US/Canada only

Also be sure to comment below with a way to contact you in case you win for your chance to win the complete Pretty When She Dies series (Book 1-2-3) in EBOOK. Open internationally.

Be sure to follow the rest of the tour at the link below.


  1. Yay glad you enjoyed it! It sounds like an awesome final installment! I really have to finish this series >.<

  2. I have loved this series. It's so gritty and dark. Amaliya is one of the toughest, kick a** heroines being wrote today.


  3. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway opportunity! :-D I have never heard of this series and after reading the synopsis of the first book I'd love to check it out!

    paperbackdaydreamer at gmail dot com

  4. I've been dying to read this series!