First Rule PR Presents: Legends of Darkness

Remnants of Life: Legends of Darkness by Georgia L. Jones
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length:  181 pages

Dangerous Saviors… What would you do if your life rested in the hands of something that really wanted to eat you? Come journey through the realms of the next world where everything you know about Good and Evil are put to the test.

Samantha Garrett lives and dies a good life in the human world. She awakens a new creature, Samoda, a vampire-like warrior in the army of Nuem. She is forced to realize that she has become a part of a world that humans believe to be only “Legends of Darkness.” Samoda finds her new life is entwined with the age old story of greed, love, betrayal, and vengeance.

Join our heroine as she battles not just for her own existence, but for the entire human race’s future.

My Thoughts
This is a read that breaks the cookie cutter mold of Paranormal Romance in so many respects.  Samantha Garrett is a card-carrying member of the car pool club, minivan and all.  She is also a wife, and fully engaged and happy in her life and the world around her.  A fact that makes her transformation into the undead warrior that she becomes all the more surprising for her and the reader alike.
There is a bit of confusion as to whether she is dead or alive at first, but never fear, just keep reading and you will come to know what is going on just as the character does.

Though this story is paranormal and Sam is a warrior, this story does not rely on a great deal of action to drive it.  What this means for readers is a more cerebral  read.  Instead of rock-um, sock-um, fangs out action, for the majority of the read she is learning her powers and dealing with letting go of her past and embracing her future.

Another strength of this story lies in the Romance that develops between Drake and Samoda.  Be advised that Drake can come off as rather stuffy and condescending at times, but he is a good guy. It is his attentiveness and guidance that serves as the beacon that helps Samoda make sense of her afterlife and tasked with which she has been charged.

Speaking of good guys...the concept of vampires fighting to maintain the balance of good and evil.  How cool is that?
This new direction leaves the door open for the introduction of a whole host of baddies ranging from wolves to evil dragons.

If you are a reader that is looking for a new twist on the vampiric myth; this is the book for you.
If you are looking for a story that embraces the more mature heroine, read on!
If you are a fan of good versus evil and enduring love...find it in Legends of Darkness.

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About The Author

Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she met and married the love of her life. Together they have raised 7 children and have the 8th still in their home.
At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.
In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.
Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”. She is currently working diligently on the “Remnants of Life” series.

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Remnants of Life Tour Dates:
11/18 – Wholly Books – Review
11/19 – Book in the Bag – Review
11/20 – Beauty in Ruins – Review
11/22 – Heather’s Book Chatter – Guest Post
11/23 – SpecMusicMuse – Review
11/24 – Abbey Ann’s Bookland -Excerpt
11/25 – Full Moon Bites – Interview
11/26 – Library Girl Reads – Excerpt
11/26 Lost Inside the Covers – Review
11/27 – My Chaotic Ramblings – Character Interview
11/28 – The Independent Review – Review
11/29 – From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Excerpt
11/30 – Sheila Deeth – Guest Post
12/1 – Free Book Dude – Review
12/3 – Urban Fantasy Reviews – Guest Post
12/5 – Amber Stults Book Reviewer and Writer – Review
12/6 – Fictional Candy – Guest Post
12/7 – Darlene’s Book Nook – Guest Post
12/9 – Bee’s Knees Reviews – Review
12/10 – Come Selahway With Me – Guest Post
12/11 – WTF Are You Reading? - Review
12/12 – The FlipSide of Julianne – Interview
12/13 – Beagle Book Space – Review
12/13 – Alexx Momcat’s Gateway Book Blog – Interview
12/15 – Once Upon a Time – Guest Post
12/16 – Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Top Ten List
12/18 – Sweet Southern Home – Interview
12/18 – Splash of Our Worlds Reviews – Review
12/19 – Workaday Reads – Review
12/19 – Read2Review – Excerpt
12/20 Jess Resides Here – Review
12/20 Reader Girls – Character Post
12/21 Reading Away the Days – Review

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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