Friday, March 15, 2024

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway : Invocation by Aileen Erin @aileen_erin @XpressoTours

Aileen Erin
(Days of Iron and Clay, #1)
Publication date: March 19th 2024
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes an all-new action-packed, romance-filled paranormal series.

There are three things I know without question.

One: demons are real.

Two: humans make awful mistakes that get them in demonic trouble more often than you’d think.

And three: I’m the only one who can help them.

I straddle the line between the mortal and spiritual realms every day. People might think they’re two different places, but they’re not. They lay on top of each other. It’s messy, and that’s why so many people need my help. Since I was little, I’ve been called all kinds of names—unusual, abnormal, even insane. Which is fitting, since they keep throwing me in to mental facilities. I’ve been in and out of them my entire life.

But no matter what people say, no matter what I’m risking, I will always help those in need.

Because there’s an endless war carrying on all around us, every minute of every day. One that can’t be seen by mortal eyes. But I can see it, the spiritual battle for mortal souls, and I’m working hard to make sure my father is on the losing side. He — Astaroth, Satan’s general— is why I can do this. He’s why I’m not normal. I can’t have friends, a life, or a boyfriend. I won’t be selfish enough to drag someone into this fight. But I’m not lonely. Not exactly. I have my mom. She’s my rock, my best friend, my partner. She helps me do what needs to be done, and she’s never afraid when it feels like I’m always afraid.

Because I hear my father whispering my name each night, his taunts echoing through the spiritual realm. He’s hunting me, and I know the day will come when I must face him again.

Every portal I open could be the one that finally pulls me back to Hell, and I wonder if I will brave enough, strong enough, good enough to fight him.

My name is Samantha Catherine Lopez, and I am Nephilim. This is my story.

**Fans of the Alpha Girls series will love this new series set in the same world, with a few familiar faces, but you DO NOT have to have read a single word of the Alpha Girls series to enjoy Samantha’s story.

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My Review:

Invocation is an introduction to a new series by Aileen Erin. Invocation pulled me into its depth from the first page and kept hanging on page after page. For me, Invocation started out with a blast with Samantha trying her best to save humans that demons were trying to get their claws into.

I have read many books about demons I don’t believe I have ever read anything quite like Invocation before as it is in a world all by itself. I was rooting for Sam the whole way. I wanted Sam and Phoenix to be together. I caught myself on several occasions shouting in my mind no, no, no that can’t be happening.

Invocation kept twisting and twisting as it popped out turn after turn. It kept me on my toes trying to keep up with everything that was going on. Once I started reading Invocation I was hooked and couldn’t have laid it down if I had wanted to. Sam Kept me wanting to know it all as she kept on putting herself in danger trying to save people from demons.

I can’t wait to read more about Sam and her adventures in future books from this world. I highly recommend Invocation to demon-fighting fans! Grab a copy of Invocation today!

Author Bio:

Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.

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Marcy Meyer said...

The blurb sounds really interesting. I enjoyed the review. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book and I really like the cover.