Monday, March 9, 2015

Review:Blood Soaked Ashes & What's in Frankie Ash's bag? + giveaway


I am so very excited to be part of this blog tour hosted by Me, My Shelf, and I! This is a fantastic self published high fantasy. Before we get to take peek at in Frankie's purse let me tell you a bit about this book.
Don't forget to enter the amazing giveaway with a whopping 28 winner's!! 




BLOOD SOAKED ASHES Eramane #2 
by: Frankie Ash
Release Date: January 21st, 2015
Published by Frankie Ashe Books



 A legion from across the sea wants her dead. The man she loves would die a thousand deaths to keep her alive. The demon she fears would cover the lands in blood-soaked ashes to have her again. Eramane is learning to accept her new life, a life that demands much from her. She is a Breather, and she has no idea how to be one. But when Eramane learns that a passage she opened between her world and the Reach cannot be closed, she will find herself on a treacherous journey searching for dangerous allies. In the north are the Cloud Walkers; across the South Sea is a kingdom with a massive army. Both could end up destroying her and all that she loves, if the demon she thought was dead doesn’t do it first. 


My Thoughts

The first book of the Eramane series the cast of player was set and the world was introduced. Book two, Blood Soaked Ashes has opened this world and the characters hearts in ways we never imagined possible. Just because the demon is gone does not mean Eramane is out of the woods, in fact now that she is a bit "changed" she faces even more threats, especially from those who see her still as a danger such as Queen Harran. They want an alliance with the new king Fahnestock, who also is Er's brother, and will stop at nothing to secure this. This book is so choke full of deceits and powers moves that I simply couldn't stop reading to see who came out on top...or should I say alive. There is a vastness to this whole world and detail to this world that I am drawn to. I can truly say this is high fantasy at its best.
Limearsy is the one who quite literally saved Eramane so it's really interesting to see how the dynamic between them has grown into something new and keeps on evolving. He is as loyal as they come and the one solid person Eramane has in her life right now. I love his fierceness when I comes to her as it is a slow smoldering burn. There is an extremely strong magical system is this book. Eramane is called a breather, a person who can draw in and expel elements at her command. It is a beautiful thing to see Eramane grow into this strong confident woman as she learns how to weird this massive power. She has lived quite a shelter life but been thru hell and back and it really shows in this book.
This book has a bit of everything for fantasy lovers. However just keep in mind this is absolutely HIGH fantasy. There is some serious graphic violence but if you can handle that you should be alright. This is an incredible tale of what it takes to overcome guilt within your heart and become what you are fated for. I know this is book 2 in the series but it can definitely be read as a standalone. I do not remember a ton about the first book but I was still able to clearly follow the plot which is a struggle that some high fantasy books encounter.

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Let's take a peek at this brilliant mind's must haves! 


The things in my purse are a steampunk notepad, tissues, altoids, hand sanitizer, pens, burt’s bees and Eos chapsticks, Eos hand lotion, a bird ring that I took off weeks ago along with a triangle studded bracelet, my wallet, phone and glasses, a mini flashlight because I never want to be in the dark, earbuds, and a giant key that is really and ink pen but I think it’s the key to Narnia.

*I love that key pen!!

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


 Frankie Ash lives in Northern Virginia. She is pursuing a master's in English and wrote ERAMANE (Archway Publishing) and BLOOD SOAKED ASHES 
(both available online wherever books are sold.) 

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