Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Tour - Heart Song by Desiree Williams

Heart Song – Book 1 Blurb


In Aldonnia, the evil of Varkadon overflows its borders. War ravages the lands…
For as long as eighteen year-old Alanna can remember she’s lived in hiding, sealed off from the outside world. Despite a future built around a steadfast rule of seclusion, Alanna dreams of the impossible. Of a life outside of her parents’ cabin. A life with more for company than just birds and woodland creatures. A life she knows deep down is impossible for someone with gifts like hers.
That all changes the day Alanna finds a man floating face down in a stream. Despite her parents’ warnings, Alanna pulls the injured man out of the water and heals him with her elemental talents. Just another good deed. Until the man wakes and Alanna realizes so much more has happened than simply a life saved. The healing she performed on the stranger bound her soul to Jerric, the prince of Aldonnia.
Alanna’s heart wants to keep the prince, but duty and destiny intervene. Alanna’s world is rocked as her parents are lost. Left in the care of family she didn’t know, Alanna learns more than she wanted to about the evil threatening the lands. There is much more behind her parents’ drive to protect. Alanna learns her gifts were bestowed in order to fulfill a greater purpose. A greater calling. One her enemies seek to destroy at all cost.
Alanna’s choice is clear. To either ignore her destiny and remain hidden, or boldly fight to keep what sings to her heart.

Book Links

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Author Bio


Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.
You can find out more about Desiree and her books at www.desireewilliamsbooks.blogspot.com

Author Links

Check out Desiree William's blog for some great teasers, an excerpt, a post about her writing process, and more awesomeness!

Now My Review
5 Stars
I was hooked from the first page, I could just tell that I was going to enjoy reading it. Let's just say I was not disappointed! Heart Song was a truly amazing book, and quickly became a favorite! I loved everything about it, and you should all read it ASAP because my review can not do justice to its amazingness!

Cue fangirling and extra star!!
 And now I'll try to tame down my excitement, and not spoil anything (don't blame me, that would take out half of the fun of reading it).

First of all I loved the characters. They all played an important role and have a place in the bookish part of my heart. Alanna was so strong, determined, caring, and an all around wonderful heroine. She was always ready to do what was best and right for everyone. Even after being kept hidden and the hardships she had to go through, she remained strong! I loved watching her and her gifts grow and blossom. Jerric was also amazing, he was so protective over Alanna and so loving. Their relationship was so true and amazing - together forever! Their bond was exceptional and  such a blessing from the Lord. It enabled them to rely on each other for strength, encouragement, hope, power, and more.

I appreciated how much the other characters in the book were also so well developed and played a big role in the development of the story as well. Her parents were wonderful, always trying to protect her even to the point of endangering themselves. There were also many good and loyal friends that she met along the way. They all helped the book become even more amazing. Emotions were also well displayed, which is very important in any book, but especially this one seeing as how that helped and triggered their gifts.

The setting was amazing and well thought out. I loved the new "world" and the politics, people, kingdoms, gifts, descriptions, and everything that came along with it. I loved how everything was based on faith! From Alanna and Jerric's bond, to their gifts, to their actions, they relied on the Lord for it all. Alanna's destiny is set. Will she be able to follow her calling and fulfill it?

All of this combined to make an exceptional and amazing new book called Heart Song! There was a richness about it that came from a constant current of faith, love, and hope all throughout the book. There is something for everyone in Heart Song - great love story, hope and faith, friendship, discoveries, surprises, action, magic like gifts, and so much more! Pick it up and read it, I promise you won't regret it! You will most likely have moments of reading where you just can't stop smiling (I just finished the book - right before I wrote this - and I still can't stop), laugh out loud moments, and moments that just make you feel the emotions of the characters. Truly Amazing, and I can't wait to read the next one!

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are souly my own.