Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Blog Tour: Mishap and Retribution by M. M. Shelley

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Mishap and Retribution by M.M. Shelley.  The Tour is sponsored by Bewitching Book Tours.  You can visit the rest of the stops on the tour here.  There is also a tour-wide giveaway going on for 5 paperback copies of Mishap and Retribution, and the grand prize is a Kindle Touch.  You can enter that giveaway below. 

Mishap and Retribution 
By M.M. Shelley
Mishap Series/Book 3

Genre: YA/ Fantasy/ Sci-Fi

Number of pages: 302
Word Count: 56,662

Blurb/Book Description: 

At the Dawn of Time a curse against Man was made and only Death will satisfy it.  
The year is 2045 and twins Grasiella and Tatiana who are Cinerian, Fae and Human must choose a side and may find themselves on different sides of an ancient war.
With Tatiana trapped in the Fae realm and learning what life has been like, she has found herself bonding with the Fae. Grasiella seeking the whereabouts of her twin has come to a crossroads of her own.  
Separated and neither knowing the fate of the other, each make their way to an uncertain future. 

Death has swept across the Hawaiian Islands and the cost of peace may be too high.

My Thoughts:  Mishap and Retribution is the third book in this series by M.M. Shelley.  Twins Grasiella and Tatiana find themselves in the middle of a great war.  Titiana has entered the realm of the Fae, and Grasiella finds herself in the middle of all kinds of conflict in the process of trying to find her twin.  Meanwhile everyone is searching for Kye, thinking he holds the key to ending the war.  Kye is busy fighting his own battles with who he is and thinking that he has killed his cousin.  Little does he know that Kana'i is with Tatiana and the Fae.  Who will survive the conflict and will the war ever end?  

This was a interesting book.  It is filled with all kinds of alien creatures, Fae, witches, mythology, it pretty much has it all.  The whole story is very imaginative and creative.  The story takes place in the beautiful Hawaiian islands.  It is very heavy on the fantasy and science fiction elements and you really have to pay close attention to keep up with it all, but if you do it is intriguing.  I would suggest reading the whole series from the beginning to fully enjoy and understand what is taking place, as well as to establish the history of the characters.  All the characters were quite entertaining and mysterious, and of a wide variety.  There is quite a bit of action, and also some romance.  Overall, I liked this book.  If you enjoy fantasy and science fiction, then Mishap and Retribution is something you might be interested in checking out.  

Short Excerpt from Mishap and Retribution: 

Grasiella kept a safe distance between herself and Missy as she followed her through the thick jungle of the Big Island of Hawaii. Missy was keeping something from her; she could feel it and Grasiella had to know what it was. It was not an easy task to locate Missy or to follow her, Missy was fast and she seemed to fly from tree to tree. She suddenly vaulted onto the ground only to run like a gazelle around the trees and brush. Grasiella had never needed to work so hard at trying to stay concealed; she had experienced a close call the first time that Missy had come crashing to the earth from her high perch in the trees. 
Earlier in the day Missy had agreed to meet with Grasiella after receiving a gnome who had carried the message. Grasiella had needed to swipe a strand of hair from Missy without her realizing what she was doing; she had used the strand of hair for a tracking charm. It was the only way that Grasiella was able to keep up with Missy; if not for the charm she would have lost her miles back. 
Over the course of the last few weeks Grasiella’s skills at charms had improved, it was a skill she had never thought to use for anything other than her own amusement. Now she had no choice but to use her magic as a way of discovering the secrets that everyone on the islands seemed to be carrying around with them. Those secrets were pivotal to her and her twin sister Tatiana’s survival.  
Missy came to a stop at the base of the Kohala Mountains her body tensed as she stood unmoving. Grasiella used the trunk of a tree to block herself from view and peeked out to watch carefully. It seemed as if the air had become still and the noises of the jungle had come to a halt as she anxiously waited to see what Missy would do next. 
Missy’s head rolled to the right, her right arm rose level with her shoulder until it suddenly shot skyward stretching up, her palm opened filling with the light from the sun. Ever so slowly her head rolled to the left and she repeated the movements on the left side of her body. Very slowly her arms began to drop until they rested at her sides and as they dropped a piece of the mountain shifted ever so slightly to the left. Missy kicked out with her left leg jumped into the air and landed on her hands in a handstand position her back to the Kohala Mountains. Her right leg bent backwards and very slowly she touched the mountain with her foot.
Another piece of the mountain shifted aside this time it revealed an opening in the shape of a trillion. Missy pushed against the ground with her hands, swung back around until she was on her feet and strode into the mountain, sealing it shut behind her. 

Book 1
Mishap and Mayhem

For centuries magical beings have hidden in the darkness, waiting. Some good, some evil. A battle is brewing, and only twins, Grasiella and Tatiana, have the power to stop it.

A secret that has been kept since the dawn of time is about to be revealed with devastating consequences. It’s the summer of the year 2045, and sixteen year old Latina twins Grasiella and Tatiana plan to visit their grandmother in Hawaii. 

They have no idea that when they arrive on the island of Kauai, they are about to be drawn into a secret, the secret, of their family’s dark origins and magical powers. 

Book 2
Mishap and Chaos

Latina twins Grasiella & Tatiana, are hated and feared by the magical race to which they belong.

Deep within the Hawaiian islands is a hidden danger, an island witch who wants nothing more then to end the line of Pele, the fire goddess. Her influence has breached Pele’s inner circle.

The twins must face the consequences of a freed Mnemosyne who no longer stands alone and wants nothing more than to destroy them. Others from Mnemosyne's world have traveled to earth with unclear intentions. 

Grasiella and Tatiana’s only focus is finding their missing grandmother, risking everything, not knowing if she is dead or alive...

Find M.M. Shelley's books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

About the Author:

M.M. Shelley is a storyteller, word smith and dreamer. She has traveled the world extensively in search of the magic which is often overlooked in every day life. M.M. Shelley is a native of southern California, and a student of mythology from which she gets much inspiration.

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  1. Thanks for having me and I'm glad you enjoyed my story! :-)

  2. Wow, what prizes! Thanks for the giveaway and more power to your blog. I probably need to start reading Book 1! (tomakunisnumberone at gmail dot com)

  3. Fantastic Giveaway! Interesting premise on this one and I'm excited to read the first one! (although I didn't read the summaries of the others, as I hate reading spoilers in follow-ups book descriptions in series.

  4. Thank you very much sounds like a great book. Great giveaway Thank you for the chance!
    Latisha D

  5. Amazing giveaway! Thank you so much :)

  6. Books look great, would love to read.
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  7. Thank you to everyone who stopped by!


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