Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Changed by Vicki Stiefel @VickiStiefel @XpressoTours

Changed
Vicki Stiefel
(The Made Ones Saga, #2)
Publication date: August 13th 2020
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

What if you could be young again? Would it be a dream come true or truly a nightmare?

That’s the startling reality retired circus trapeze artist Breena Balážová awakens to on the world of Eleutia in her own re-engineered younger body. For a woman whose death on Earth was inches away, it seems like a second chance at life. But in this parallel world, where horses fly and animals and humans are symbionts, Bree is intended as breeding stock to balance the plummeting female birthrate.

As she searches for her missing sisters, who were pulled to Eleutia with her, Bree also must survive assassination attempts, the growing threat of war, and her unexpected attraction to the arrogant animal Clan Alpha, Gato, a man with terrible burdens and secrets.

The animal Clans join forces to combat a dark conspiracy that will shake the foundations of their world, even as Bree’s search for her sisters grows more desperate and dangerous.

If Bree has any hope of finding her sisters and fulfilling her own destiny, she and Gato must carry out a perilous deception, their success or failure deciding not only their own fate, but that of all Eleutia.

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My Review:

Breena or Bree has been pulled from her world, Earth to a parallel world, Eleutia where she was changed. Bree was on the brink of death from a disease on Earth. She was pulled without her knowledge from Earth and dumped on Eleutia. Once Bree awakened on Eleutia she finds that she has been changed with a new body and looks.

Bree soon learns that she is nothing more than a prisoner on Eleutia with a jailer, Gato. Bree also learns that she was pulled from her home to be a breeder for the Eleutians. Their race is dying out with no one able to have babies. Bree learns that her sisters were pulled with her to Eleutia. Bree has no idea where they are but is very determined to find them.

Bree is attracted to Gato a Clan Alpha with the Cats. Gato tries to keep his feelings for Bree at bay because he is supposed to be her protector but the heart doesn’t know that he has a job to do. Bree learns that her sister Kitlyn is with the Wolf Clan Alpha Rafe.

Bree learns that there are some people on Eleutia that don’t like her because she is a made one and try to kill her. Bree helps a couple of cubs on Eleutia after she helps them she bonds with them. No one likes that she has bonded with the cubs either which could be another reason they want her dead, just saying.

If you like fantasy, otherworldly novels then you are going to love Changed. I would recommend Changed book two in the Made Ones Saga but I do suggest that you read Altered book one first so that you can get the whole picture.


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.

 

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