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The Onyx Talisman by Brenda Pandos with an Awesome Giveaway!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Alora looked back and the corner of her lip turned up. “It’s always darkest before the dawn, Julia. Good luck.”
Her words sent chills up my spine as she vanished.

Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley. Filled with uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return. Phil, hurt and unsure of his place as a sober vampire, holds the pieces of Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever. Scarlett bides her time, plotting for the perfect moment to prove herself and earn redemption. But somewhere in L.A., Alora conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of everything she holds dear.

Little do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the Prince of Vampires overthrown. As more and more vampires show up from nowhere, addicted to her scent, Julia must pick her allies carefully before it’s too late. Can Julia bargain with fate? When the time comes, will she even have a choice? Find out how it all ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy.

Goodreads Summary

Finally, the finale of a wonderful series!  Julia has a destiny to fulfill and several secrets to uncover.  Julia's friends and family may not be quite what they seem and she will need to track down the person she suspects is harming vampires.  The reader will be treated to the appearance of more and more vampires as the ending draws near.  With the arrival of these vampires, a lot of trouble begins stirring in their small town.  Julia will have several difficult decisions to make.

Julia's character is unusual.  She is both easy to connect to, but hard to "read."  She will certainly manage to surprise the reader.  Typically, Julia displays integrity, bravery, and intelligence; however, there will be some portions in the novel where the reader will want to shake her.  Of course, this is the mark of a good author; when the reader cares that much about a character's actions, the author has succeeded.  The other characters will rub the reader in different ways.  Most of the time, the reader will be rooting for Julia and Nicholas.  Sometimes, it may be hard to keep the relationships separate, but the author does a good job of eliminating confusion between the couples. 

The ending was definitely cute and many readers won't want it any other way though it was a little on the cheesy side.  However, Brenda Pandos wraps up the ending nicely and doesn't leave any loose ends for the reader to worry about.  This book is highly recommended to young adult/adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. I would love to win a Kindle, but even just winning a copy of Onyx would be fantastic!!! Thank you so much for being part of this tour, and sharing with us!

  1. Thank you so much for being a part of this tour! This is amazing!

  1. Lori Thomas said...:

    Awesome giveaway!! Thx so much for being part of the Tour

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  1. erin said...:

    Thanks so much for the great post and giveaway! This book looks amazing ;)

  1. Thanks for the post :D It would be pretty sweet to win a Kindle xD

  1. Dianna said...:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you-- I am sure you heard this more than once-- but it so awesome to sponsor such a great giveaway and tour--there are so many of us that appreciate all the hard work that goes into doing this. A book tour is so exciting-- Again truly Thank you

  1. Natasha said...:

    Thank you for being a part of the tour and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  1. Carl said...:

    The end of the series is here with the chance to win a signed copy. Works for me. Thanks very much for hosting!

  1. I would die for a signed copy! An eBook would be great too though. Thank you for being apart blog tour. This book sounds like such a fantastic read! Thank you for the chance to win it!
    DeAnna Schultz

  1. Dynie said...:

    I am trying so hard to win a Kindle. Thaks for giving me a chance.;-)

  1. Wow, this is quite a giveaway! Thank you so much for being so generous!
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  1. Wow what an amazing giveaway! thank you so much for being a part of this tour and the chance to win!

    Sabrina Maree Beilharz

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway. I really want to win a signed copy because I have the first two signed and it would complete my collection, but an ebook would be awesome too. Thank you again. cody(st)wilger(dot)com

  1. Thank you for taking the time to do this giveaway :)

  1. Carol M said...:

    Thank you, Krystal, for taking the time to be part of the tour!

    I'd love to win a signed copy to give to my granddaughter after I read it, of course! :)

  1. Brooke said...:

    You ROCK Krystal! Thanks so much!

  1. Jessie said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway and being part of the tour!

  1. Julie W said...:

    Thanks SO much for the awesome guest post and gisit neekeveaway!!!

  1. Crystal said...:

    Would love love love to win a KINDLE! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I really love this book series :-D

  1. nayjf said...:

    Thanks so much. I wish I knew more languages so I could say it a few different ways. I love this blog and look forward to reading it every-time I get emailed a new update. Keep up the god work.


  1. Thank you for being part of the tour, Krystal. :) Glad you enjoyed Onyx!

    Hugs, Brenda

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