Saturday, May 30, 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, & GIVEAWAY: Phoenix Rising by Hunter S. Jones

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Publication Date: May 19, 2015 
MadeGlobal Publishing 
eBook; ASIN: B00X806742
Genre: Historical Fiction

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The last hour of Anne Boleyn's life... Court intrigue, revenge and all the secrets of the last hour are revealed as one queen falls and another rises to take her place on destiny's stage. A young Anne Boleyn arrives at the court of King Henry VIII. She is to be presented at the Shrovetide pageant, le Château Vert. The young and ambitious Anne has no idea that a chance encounter before the pageant will lead to her capturing the heart of the king. What begins as a distraction becomes his obsession and leads to her destruction. Love, hate, loyalty and betrayal come together in a single dramatic moment... the execution of a queen. The history of England will be changed for ever.

My Review

I have to say, I was partial to Phoenix Rising before I even started to read it due to the fact that I have been fascinated with Anne Boleyn since I was probably 10 years old and read a book about her life.

I enjoyed reading this book, and especially how different it was from the majority of Tudor books out there. It was a little confusing to me at first, and I admit, I skipped through some of the old letters and writings that were in the book, but as I got a little further in, I began to enjoy it more. I began to see what the author was actually doing with the star chart that had 12 sections, which Madam Bliant had foretold. It became more apparent that each of the 12 sections was a different person’s point of view, who was a part of Anne’s “circle”. It was interesting to see the different points of view of basically how Anne had ended up where she was currently at—waiting for the hour of her execution, ordered by the man who had once loved her so much he changed the world in order to marry her.

Overall, great writing style, clear and precise with good descriptions and definitely a lot of creativity and originality! I wish I had been able to feel more connected to the characters, but with a novella, it’s a little harder. I give this novel a FOUR out of FIVE stars.

Praise for Phoenix Rising

"Compelling, captivating and moving." Claire Ridgway, The Anne Boleyn Files "Thought provoking, esoteric and heart wrenching." - R.J.Askew, blogger, reviewer, author and journalist

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About the Author

03_Hunter S. Jones_AuthorDeb Hunter publishes as Hunter S. Jones. Her best-selling novel, "September Ends" won awards for Best Independently Published Novel and Best Romance, based on its unique blending of poetry and prose. Her story "The Fortune Series" received best-selling status on Amazon in the Cultural Heritage and Historical Fiction categories. She has been published by H3O Eco mag, LuxeCrush, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, and is now a freelance contributor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She has recently been accepted into the prestigious Rivendell Writers Colony. Her arts, music and culture blogs on are filled with eclectic stories regarding music, writing, the arts and climate awareness. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her Scottish born husband. Her undergrad degree is in History with an emphasis on the English Renaissance and Reformation. For more information please visit Hunter S. Jones' website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Phoenix Rising Blog Tour

Tuesday, May 19
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Wednesday, May 20
Guest Post & Giveaway at The Anne Boleyn Files
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book
Thursday, May 21
Review at Book Drunkard
Friday, May 22
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Saturday, May 23
Spotlight at Curling up by the Fire
Monday, May 25
Review at JulzReads
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
Tuesday, May 26
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
Wednesday, May 27
Review at Book Nerd
Guest Post at The Readers Hollow
Thursday, May 28
Review at Bookramblings
Friday, May 29
Review at The Reading Queen
Saturday, May 30
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Spotlight at Beth's Book Nook Blog
Sunday, May 31
Review at Genre Queen
Spotlight at Unshelfish

Giving away ONE Paperback Copy Of PHOENIX RISING!

US Entrants ONLY!

Giveaway ENDS June 12th!

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