Monday, 31 October 2011

The Paranormals Blog Tour & Giveaway

Today on the Paranormals blog tour Jenny's dad, Darrell Morton is stopping by to tell you a bit about what it's like to have a Paranormal child.  There's also an awesome giveaway of a Kindle Fire (US/Canada only) which is running throughout the tour and a Trick or Treat giveaway for US/Canada readers of this blog to enter!  First though, I'd like to introduce you to the last book in The Paranormals series, Alexander Death, and give you my thoughts.

The Paranormals #3

ALEXANDER DEATH by JL Bryan

While Seth searches for Jenny, Dr. Heather Reynard of the CDC unravels Seth and Jenny's secrets.

Alexander opens Jenny's mind to her deep past, and to the full horrific extent of her powers.

Torn between her feelings for Alexander and Seth, and between her past lives and her present, Jenny must prepare to face her enemies in the final, catastrophic battle...




I went into this book feeling very excited as The Paranormals has been one of my favourite ever series. I was also a little sad knowing that this was the last book.

At the end of Tommy Nightmare, which is the second book in the series, I was definitely Team Alexander and Seth had gone w-a-y down in my estimations, yet the more I read of Alexander in this final book, the more I disliked the creepy dead raiser who was trying to control Jenny just as he controlled his zombies.

I loved Jenny as I have done throughout all the books, although I was disappointed in her for some of the nasty little habits she got into whilst with Alexander. I thought she was stronger than that and I have to admit that I admonished her a few times in my head whilst reading. She was still my favourite character in the book and I am so glad the story ended how it did for her.

My favourite scene in the book was when Alexander took Jenny to the lost city of Paochilan and she finally began to understand who she really was. I loved the description of the place and the snake symbol on the pyramid, which had a large significance in Jenny remembering her past lives. That was just awesome!

The Paranormals series does have adult content and is not suitable for younger teens, but if you’re 18+ and haven’t read this series yet, you really, really must! It’s awesome!

My rating: 5 Stars


Books 1 & 2 in The Paranormals series

Now I'd like to pass you over to Jenny's dad who'll tell you a bit about what it's like to have a paranormal kid.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Paranormal
by Darrell Morton

Well, if you’re reading this here pamphlet, I guess you done found out you ain’t having no normal kid. You’re having one of them paranormals. I’m here to tell you, your life just got a whole lot messier.

First thing you want to do is figure out whether your baby’s touch is deadly like my girl Jenny’s. This is gonna come up real quick. I can’t begin to tell you what happened at her birth, but I’ll just say, it was a terrible scene. My wife didn’t survive the delivery, and I’m not gonna say too much more about it.

Now, if your paranormal kid is like mine, you’re gonna have to think about your safety, and think about it real soon. You want to wear gloves every time you feed her or hold her or anything. Keep yourself covered all the time. You might want to use things like ski masks to help protect yourself. It might sound like a hassle, but so is getting killed by your kid’s touch at bath time.

Even if your little paranormal doesn’t spread a deadly plague, you want to keep that barrier of clothing up a pretty good bit. Some of these kids have a power that seems okay, like the preacher’s daughter—she can make people feel love, was how Jenny explained it to me. Well, that don’t sound too bad, until you realize how that girl ended up just about running the whole town. These paranormal kids are tricky, and sneaky, and you want to watch out for how they’ll use it against you.

As they’re getting older, you got to teach them not to touch nobody, or at least keep what they got a secret, like that Barrett kid managed to do. You got to teach them not to use their powers against people, and teach that early, otherwise they really turn into little monsters.

Finally, you got to expect the unexpected. By that I mean, once your little paranormal starts running around with other little paranormals, it’s sorta like watching the gates of Hell open up all around you, and not in a good way. Our little town of Fallen Oak has been just about destroyed by these kids running around and fighting each other.

One more thing: if your kid starts acting up, you got to watch out for things like the Department of Homeland Security, cause they’ll be all over you, and that ain’t exactly comfortable.

So, I guess that’s that. Following this here advice won’t keep your or your paranormal kid out of trouble, cause nothing’s going to do that. What it will do is maybe keep things calm until they turn into teenagers. Then you just got to hope for the best and cope with the rest. Hey, that just about rhymes.

You can find out about the other tour stops here


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Giveaways
(US/Canada only)

Jeff is offering two EPIC give-aways for his tour!

The first give-away is a daily Trick-or-Treat give-away that will run throughout the tour. Each day, one of our cute/creepy trick-or-treaters will show up offering a trick or a treat! See which one you got below!

Trick-or-Treat!


Say hello to the trick-or-treater for our tour stop! One of my US/Canada readers will win a signed copy of Alexander Death!  Just leave a comment on this tour post before the end of The Paranormals Tour and you are automatically entered in the giveaway!

Kindle Fire Giveaway!

The second give-away is a Kindle Fire, skinned in the winner’s choice of Paranormals artwork and loaded with an AMAZING indie library! Simply fill out the form below (just once during the course of the tour) and you’re entered to win the latest and greatest from the biggest name in eReaders: an Amazon Kindle Fire! Open US/Canada. See full contest rules here.


23 comments:

Erica said...

Love this!

YAddicts said...

Haha, awesome. Happy Halloween!

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Barbara said...

...hope for the best, cope with the rest. What parent wouldn't agree with this sage advice? Happy Halloween!

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Ammy Belle said...

Ha ha ha! tHis was charming! Thanks for sharing - being female, and not wanting to die, I am hoping I don't have a paranormal for a kid ... but good advice nonetheless! :)

Thanks!
Ammy Belle
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bluesun1218 said...

SOMEHOW I DID NOT KNOW BOOKS 2 AND 3 WERE OUT! WHERE HAVE I BEEN? I LOVED BOOK 1 CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE REST. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY :)
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Jill said...

I agree with your thoughts on the third book. I was so happy to read it but sad to see it end!

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Pabkins said...

I had to skip reading your review because as I started reading I noticed it has spoilers and I still haven't finished book two yet. Naughty naughty!

What I did catch though I was sad to hear about. Definitely count me in for the signed copy!

Love Jenny's dad and his snuggle masks!

Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Pabkins said...

oh yeah forgot my email tlabunski ((**gmail**))

Andra said...

Thanks for the post you guys! Mr. Morton, I am so sorry about your wife...poor you and Jenny...Thanks for the interview :P

And thanks for the giveaway Jeff!!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

I love the guide! very helpful should I have a paranormal child. Thank you!


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The Slowest Bookworm said...

@pabkins spoilers? I've read through my review again and I don't think it gives anything away for the other books. I'm not sure what bit you mean ...

Na said...

This post made me smile! :-)

Na S.
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Vivien said...

Loved this post! Happy Halloween :)

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Mimi Valentine said...

LOL I wish I was a paranormal kid! Wouldn't that be amazing? ;) But whether I am or not, that guide just sounds awesome -- and so do these books! I'm SO excited to start reading them! :)

Awesome review & post! Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!

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Holly S. said...

Cute!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Nichole said...

Fun giveaway!!! This series looks great. I haven't read any of them yet but I'm excited to!

-Nichole

Lindsay R. said...

My favorite book this year by far!

Life Outloud said...

Always the funniest blog entries! :)
misscrazej(at)gmail(dot)com <---- do you know how hard it is to type it that way?

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JaclynsMusings said...

I am definitely adding this to my TBR list! Thanks for the great review!
~Jaclyn~
www.jaclynsmusings.com

JaclynsMusings said...

my email is jaclynsmusings(at)gmail(d0t)com

Michelle said...

Good post. Love the title of your blog. We made my youngest daughter into a bookworm coming out of a Michael Crichton book for Halloween.