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Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

Today, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for the young adult novel, "Angel Eyes," by Shannon Dittemore.

About The Book:

Once you've seen, you can't unsee. Everything changes when you've looked at the world through . . . Angel Eyes

Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She's come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can't seem to shake.

Jake's the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what's going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

A realm that only angels and demons-and Brielle-can perceive.

Good vs. Evil and angels vs. demons are the themes to "Angel Eyes," a young adult novel by Shannon Dittemore, and she handles the subject well. Her storytelling here is crisp and captivating, bringing her readers into the heart of the story of a young dancer, Brielle, and her return to her small hometown after an unspeakable tragedy, and her battle against an evil that is bigger than she. 

Returning to her old high school, Brielle meets the new boy, Jake Shields, and is both fascinated and frightened of him. But soon she finds that Jake just might be the greatest ally she has when things begin to "heat" up in town.  I enjoyed the interaction between Brielle and Jake - a little innocent flirtation, but underneath there is a lot of concern and caring can be read into their relationship.

"Angel Eyes" features lots of suspense, action, teenaged angst, a bit of romance, and a great deal of faith that makes this novel the perfect tale for those teens who are questioning the world around them.

I would recommend this book for ages 13 and up.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.

About The Author:

Shannon is a wife and mother. A sister. A daughter. A friend. She was raised in Northern California by her parents-pastors of their local church and constant figures of inspiration.

As a youth, Shannon traveled with an award-winning performing arts team, excelling on stage and in the classroom. As a young adult, she attended Portland Bible College, continued acting, and worked with an outreach team targeting inner-city kids in the Portland-Metropolitan area.

It was in Portland that she met her husband, Matt. They were married in 2002. Soon after, they took the reins of the youth ministry at Living Way Community Church in Roseville, California where they continue to serve in that capacity. In October of 2004, their son Justus was born, followed by their daughter Jazlyn, born in 2008.

Find out more at www.shannondittemore.com.
To see what other bloggers thought about Angel Eyes, check out the blog tour schedule here:  http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/13501700/angeleyes

Celebrate with Shannon by entering her "Angel Eyes" Giveaway and connecting with
her during the Author Chat Party on 6/26!

Find out what readers are saying here.

One "angelic" winner will receive:
  • A Brand New Nook Color
  • A copy of Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at
noon on June 25th. Winner will be announced at the "Angel Eyes" Author Chat Facebook Party on 6/26.
Shannon will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills and giving away some great prizes!

So grab your copy of Angel Eyes and join Shannon on the evening of the June 26th for a chance to meet Shannon and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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Don't miss a moment of the fun!
 RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you
on the 26th!


Shannon Dittemore said...

Good morning, Sharon! I wanted to stop by and thank you for taking the time to read and review Angel Eyes. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for being a part of my launch. Hope to *see* you at the chat tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.