Monday, March 14, 2016

Between The Bleeding Willows by D.A. Roach: Blog Tour + Giveaway + Review

Title: Between The Bleeding Willows
Series: The Demon Hunter Series Book 1
Author: D.A. Roach
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: March 8, 2016
At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most… 
At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring. 
She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….
A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment with her demon army.
Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…
When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.
Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.
And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

Between the Bleeding Willows

This story follows Cassidy, a young woman with an incredibly hard life. She is dealing with the death of two people she loves more than anyone. She is visiting the cemetery and see the ghost of one of her loved ones. Following them further into the cemetery she stepped between two willows and into a world she didn’t know existed. This world will change her life forever.
Killian is in charge, the responsibility is crushing him.  With the threat levels rising, being down a necromancer and supplies dwindling it’s no wonder. He really can’t take any more stress. Enter Cassidy. His attraction for her grows no matter how hard he tries to fight it. She distorts his ordered life and heart, which could mean danger. Can they beat their odds and work together? Or will heaven and hell keep them apart?
I gave this book four stars, because it’s an amazing story. I love the characters and I love the magical aspects of the story. There is nothing wrong with witches and ghosts, but I love a good angel and demon story any day. There are shocking twists that keeps the story interesting and fun. Can't wait to read book two!!! 

I had my arms around her waist, pulling her in for a kiss… For this brief moment the hardships of the day were soothed and the worries that plagued me fell away.”


D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story. D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, and helping beautify her kids' school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.



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