Sunday, 5 May 2013

NEVERMORE Book Tour **REVIEW & GUEST POST**: "The Elite-Unveiled" by Coey Cain

The Elite Unveiled
By Corey Cain

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Everyone assumes that Joelie Baudelaire lives a charmed life. She has a generous benefactor in Warren Jardine, and a glamorous lifestyle in the exciting city of Las Vegas. Everyone is wrong.

When Warren is arrested, Joelie has the ability to escape the emotional jail he's held her captive in for two years. Her father's house should be her refuge, but it's another kind of prison altogether. All Joelie wants is a normal, peaceful life. Discovering that she is one of The World Elite, a genetically superior race, puts a whole new set of shackles on her life.

Her destiny is planned, and her future marriage is pre-arranged. While Joelie still remembers her childhood crush on the Elite, Sender Stelle, it isn't easy to accept a betrothal to a man she barely knows beyond his photograph.

Warren doesn't want to release his control over her. The World Elite would force her to fulfill her destined duty, and Sender has gone from resigned acceptance to benign co-operation with the powers that be.

Freedom is just out of reach. All Joelie must do is defy some of the most powerful people in the world, and survive.

 from Chapter Nine

She had been second guessing everything about the past two years, just like Sender had guessed. Warren was controlling, possessive, jealous, and untrusting. He rarely let her out of his sight, and he always knew where she was. It was leading her to believe her parents, and some of her friends, were on to something when they held their ground that he was simply not good for her, and she needed to get away from him.

What she didn’t understand was that if Warren had some mystical power over her, then why had she never been in love with him as he wanted her to be? She had too many questions running through her mind. If her grandmother or her father didn’t uphold this psychotic theory, and give her some form of proof, she would insist that Sender be seen by a professional.

Hours later, Joelie awoke startled, gasping from the distressed dream she’d had. She sat straight up, searching every corner of the large dim room to find it empty. The sun was just starting to rise, causing the pale grayish-blue hues across the sky.

She was nearly panting from her labored breathing. She’d had another Sender dream with puzzling messages and mysterious meanings that seemed to cause anxiety, night after night. This time, she had woken up in the dream with Sender sitting on the bed. She was so startled that she woke up for real. There was no question that their conversation from a few hours ago had instigated the dream, as he was the last thing she was thinking about before she finally fell asleep.

It was disturbing, just the same. The reoccurring Sender dreams were severely unsettling, even though there was nothing threatening about them. Since the day they met, he’d been in her dreams, promising safety and protection. Tonight, however, it had taken a more intimate turn. He was just about to kiss her when she woke up within her dream to find him sitting beside her, causing the alarm that actually did wake her.

Coey Cain is a dedicated author who began writing novels as a means of entertainment at the tender age of eight. Never intending to publish or pursue a career in the field, she chased other opportunities and gained knowledge in a plethora of interests. She spent most of her adult life out West, living a fast-paced lifestyle and appreciating every minute of it. With a great love for fast cars, and with sixteen years' experience in racing and precision driving, she dreams of rally racing cross-country one day.

Coey is an adventurist at heart who's unafraid of new endeavors. She believes that danger and risks are what make for the best experiences, and ultimately better stories. Currently, she's maintaining a quiet lifestyle while focusing on her writing career. Her passion for writing and storytelling has stood the test of time and she feels obligated to herself to make her dreams come true in every aspect of life.

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Twitter: @coeycain

When i read the Blurb for this book, i think i was expecting something completely different.
But that didn't mean i didn't enjoy it.  I actually really did, and i read it quickly and thoroughly -its been a long time since i finished a book, especially not a paranormal one,  so quickly and enjoyed it!

There were moments when you did think "they cant spread this bit out much longer" and just as you thought about maybe skim reading, it stopped and the story picked up again, so pretty good timing!

It really is about  a boy and a girl.  Ok, so theres this race of "Elites" that Joelie discovers shes part of, but the book doesn't go into much detail about what the races are, why they're so special and what they can do.  I'm expecting that to be more explained as the series goes on.

I think this one really was a "setting the scene" kinda book.  It shows you why Joelie moved, why she was betrothed and the beginning of the whole "new" lifestyle she now has to live.

The cliffhanger at the end, wasn't a complete cliffhanger, but leaves you wondering about the character and why he has such  problem.

Being a massive fan of the supernatural, i was expecting a little bit more of that kind of storyline, which there wasn't, but like i say, i did enjoy reading this book, and when the second comes available, ill be sure to be picking a copy up.

The real test i think, is how to keep the series alive and the story lines fresh, unrepetitive and interesting.....

In the meantime, i hope to enjoy the series and hope it doesn't get to that point!
Great book Ms Cain, thank you for the opportunity to read it and thank you for doing  guest post here on my blog!
I wish you the best for the next few books!

How I got into writing… Blog post for Penny for Them
By Coey Cain

I came into the world as the baby of the family. I have two older sisters, much older than myself, and my parents were older than the typical child-bearing age. Until I went to kindergarten, I was rarely around anyone my own age. My teenage sisters were the ones I looked up to in my earliest years, and they were my only real friends before school started.

Needless to say, my older sisters didn’t think I was as cool as I thought they were. I got kicked out of their rooms a lot and I wasn’t allowed to hang out with them and their cool friends. They threw fits when my parents assigned them to babysit me and one of them in particular wasn’t very nice to me while my parents were gone. I had no idea what a brat was, but that’s what my sisters always called me.

When school started, I made friends right away. As a matter of fact, the only thing I cared about in school was socializing. I’d gone from practically being an only-child to having twenty other people to hang out with, and it was awesome.

One night, I had one of my best friends over for a sleepover and we were talking about what we wanted to be when we grew up. Yes, this really happened. All the usual suspects came to mind: Movie Star, singer, dancer… we were going through the list. Logic entered the picture and we were actually discussing things like, how hard it would be to actually succeed in these careers. I remember my friend saying, “I would rather be a singer than an actress because there’s always going to be a thousand other people trying to get the same part, but as a singer, there’s no one that can replace you.”

Pretty wise for a child in elementary school, wouldn’t you say?
My little friend decides she wants to be an author when she grows up, and something immediately clicked. That’s what I was going to do! I had already started writing stories before she came up with the idea, but the possibility of making it a career had never hit me. I felt like I stole her idea. Without much hesitation, we started on it right away. We each had a notebook and we got to writing. We gave each other input on the other’s creation and I remember making her a character in my book and asking her things like, “What would you say? What would you do here?”

I even remember the scene. The girls were getting off the elevator after a shopping trip and my friend said “I drop the shopping bag and begin kicking it down the hall.” So, that’s what I wrote. No, it wasn’t brilliant work back then.

I had a pile of thick, lined notebooks for each of the novels I wrote. I bought pens in bulk and I would run them dry. I had semi-permanent indent in my middle finger from my writing pen and I hid my current novel (notebook) between my mattress and box-spring. The filled and finished notebooks had a secret hiding place at the top of my closet.

The betrayal I felt was immeasurable the day my mother took those notebooks, while I was at school, in order to show them to a college professor. She approached me proudly and told me all the positive things he’d said about my writing, but I was furious.

My mother encouraged me by repeatedly telling me I should write children’s books. I felt insulted by her suggestion, I was going to be a real writer, not some children’s author! To this day she suggests it, but that’s not what I ever wanted to do. I wanted to be the next Danielle Steel, regardless that I’d never read any of her books. All I knew was that she was rich and famous for telling stories and that’s what I wanted to do.  
However, as you grow up, more and more logic begins to affect your childhood plans. By middle school, I had come to the decision that I was never going to be a rich and famous author and it was time to come up with a new plan. A realistic plan. I never stopped writing, it was my favorite hobby, but I did put becoming an author on the backburner.

So, there you pretty much have it. I stole the idea from my childhood friend. lol.


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