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Shadow of The Mark by Leigh Fallon Cover Reveal + Giveaway

23 Oct, 2012 by in shadow of mark 7 comments

Fire and Ice is pleased to unveil the cover for Book Two in the Carrier Series: Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon…
About the cover: I know, there’s no mistaking it. This is definitely a Carrier Series cover, but that was the intention. After the amazing reception to the cover of Carrier of the Mark, HarperCollins wanted Shadow’s cover to be instantly recognizable. And it is, but the new darker color palette reflects the darker tone that this installment brings, and the pink and purple really make it pop. I love it and think HarperCollins have done another amazing job. I hope you like it too.
Shadow of the Mark Book Summary From the Author:  Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal has been spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength.
New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It’s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past, far in the past, has already laid claim to.
Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order’s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.
Author Bio: I started out life in South Africa. A year later my parents moved home to Dublin, Ireland. When I was older and realized my parents had moved me from exotic Durban, to sedate Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, I was rightly ticked off.
Giving up lions for sheep, I grew up in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains where I went to a convent school and had to contend with uniforms, gabardines, and nuns. When not dodging the beady glare of the Sisters of Mercy, I was devouring every book I could get my hands on.
I traveled all over Europe while working in banking and treasury, but I gave up my calculator in favor of a keyboard and haven’t stopped writing since. My first book, Carrier of the Mark, was published by HarperTeen in 2011.
Our home is in Cork in the south of Ireland, but we’re currently on loan to Massachusetts in the US where I continue to write books about magic, ghosts, and romance, with a bit of Irish flavor.
Links: Carrier of the Mark– Book one of The Carrier Series, on sale now.
Book two- Shadow of the Mark, on sale July 9th 2013
The Giveaway:

Book Review- Carrier of The Mark

06 Oct, 2011 by in book review, ya paranormal 4 comments

Carrier of the Mark
Carrier Trilogy #1
by Leigh Fallon
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 4th 2011

by HarperTeen
ISBN 0062027875

Book Source: BEA
4.5 stars

Their love was meant to be.

When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she’s surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRís.

But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

With as many books as a I read and review, I usually pick up another book right after finishing one and often the book I’ve just finished is forgotten and swept away in the midst of a whole new plot line. What I love is when an author leaves an impression that is lasting. Carrier of the Mark was still with me today and left a fog of longing. I’m glad this is a series!

The first quarter of the book was pure heaven, everything I love about reading YA. A dreamy setting- Ireland, sparks between the two main characters that are unresolved and just the right amount of action to keep the pages flipping. Megan and her father have led a bit of a nomadic lifestyle since losing Megan’s mother in a tragic car crash and she has learned to keep her guard up. But a new job lands them in Kinsdale at a private high school. Things turn a little Twilighty as Megan is instantly drawn to the standoffish DeRis family who have rumors of magic and curses surrounding them. Adam DeRis is constantly staring and Megan can’t ignore the zing of electricity that passes between them whenever they are near each other. As the tension heats up Megan starts seeing and hearing things that she can’t explain.

Here’s the point in the book where I get a little lost. As the lore and mythology surrounding Adam and Megan begins to unfold there is a whole lot of information to take in and I found it confusing and overwhelming. The concept of a sidh/ monk and the genetic selection of a carrier was totally over my head. But soon after the info download it was smooth sailing for me until the end. I was left wanting more.
With a determined passionate man and a magical world built on Druids and Celtic myth you will fall in love with Carrier of the Mark. I hope we see more character development in the future books and I can’t wait to see what Leigh has up her sleeve! The cover for Carrier is mystical. The page embellishments at the beginning of each chapter top off the design beautifully. Thank you Harper Teen for the perfect rainy day read.

You might also like: Shades of Atlantis by Carole Oates, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, Spellbound by Carolyn Schultz.

Content: moderate swearing, mild violence, steamy kissing scenes, sleeping over in each others beds, no sex. Recommended for 16 and older.