Friday, August 16, 2019

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Altered (The Made Ones Saga, #1) by Vicki Stiefel @VickiStiefel @XpressoTours

Vicki Stiefel
(The Made Ones Saga, #1)
Publication date: August 12th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

The Eleutians are dying out, one female at a time. To save their species, the powerful Alchemic Clan conscripts women from parallel worlds, altering them into the perfect breeding stock.

Kitlyn, a retired circus equestrian broken in both body and spirit, awakens on a strange world in her own much-younger body. She has been transformed into a Made One, but the gift of youth and the promise of a new life come at a terrible price.

Rafe, the Wolf Clan’s warrior champion, vows to find the cause of the species’ decline. He’s certain the Alchemics’ bid to save the Eleutians is but a thin veneer masking a dark purpose.

That vow becomes hard to keep with the threat of an inter-clan conflict and the arrival of the proud Made One named Kitlyn.

To save herself and those like her, Kit must carve a dangerous path in this new reality and make a choice that may cost her her freedom, her life, and the life of the Eleutian warrior she’s come to love.

My Review:

A woman, 58 year-old Kitlyn is out walking with her sisters Sybi and Bree when they are suddenly pummel off a cliff. Kitlyn awakens in a new world with a new body. All of her aches and pains along with her scares have all disappeared she is also free from Huntington's disease.

Kitlyn learns the true nature of why she was taken from her life; so she can be used as breeding stock so to speak. This new world that she has awoken in has a shortage of females. So they yank women from other worlds or realms to replace them. On this new world Kitlyn is adopted by the Wolf Clan as one of their own.

Kitlyn spends her time looking for her sisters she believes that if she is alive and was taken so was her sisters. Kitlyn has to hide and sneak around when looking for her sisters because no seems to know anything about them or refuses to tell her if they do and even forbids her to look for them.

I really liked the world building with the flying cars and flying horses. And all the technology but no internet what is up with that? Another way of controlling the people? Altered is a wonderful little introduction into this amazing new world and its characters.

Altered is a fast paced read that kept me glued to my seat wondering and waiting to see what was going to happen next. Kitlyn is a very tough woman for someone of her age. Altered is a very interesting and fascinating read that left me wanting more. I can't wait to see what is in store in the next book of the Made Ones. Where will the journey take us next?

I recommend Altered to all fans of fantasy filled with wonder and excitement.

Author Bio:

Vicki's fantasy romantic suspense series, The Afterworld Chronicles, launched with Chest of Bone, followed by Chest of Stone and Chest of Time. She is currently pounding the keys on her series' fourth novel, Chest of Fire, and the first in a new series, The Made Ones Sags: Altered.
Her mystery/thrillers include Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, a Daphne du Maurier prize winner. All feature homicide counselor Tally Whyte. All are available as ebooks.
She co-wrote (with Lisa Souza) and photographed the 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters. With her late husband, William G. Tapply, she ran The Writers Studio workshops in creative fiction.
Vicki taught fiction writing and modern media writing at Clark University.
She loves both a well-crafted sentence and unlocking the doors of a student's imagination.
She grew up in professional theater and planned to become an actress, with a bent for song and dance. She didn't. Instead, she's been a professional photographer, a high-school teacher, a hamburger slinger, a scuba-shop manager, and an editor.
She's Blake's and Ben's mom, her favorite role of all.
Her passions include scuba diving and fly fishing and knitting; photography and movies; vinho verde and bourbon (not together!); Maine lobster and chocolate (also not together!); and musical comedy scores, which she sing in the shower, unfortunately not an Equity venue; and a fascination with people in all walks of life. .



Teenyluvkins said...

Beautiful cover and I loved the excerpt!! This looks like a great fantasy series

Giselle said...

This sounds so imaginative and entertaining overall! And the writing sounds engaging from start to finish! Great review! :)