Thursday, February 11, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Review - The Hunt by Donna Augustine

Donna Augustine is a relatively new to me author but I've really come to love her books, she's got a great imagination and skill when it comes to building improbable worlds, wonderfully strong characters and a really unique and enjoyable way of storytelling.
The Hunt is book two in her Wilds series.
Donna is offering some free audible books of The Wilds first in the series, details below,

Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 12/25/2015
Length: 407 KB/ 328pp
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Living in the Wilds isn't any picnic, but I thought I had a handle on things: avoid the beasts and I won't get eaten, avoid the waterways and the pirates won't kill me, and stab every Dark Walker I see.

That was before I found out Tiffy's friends were real and back when I’d never heard of the Skinners. Now my magic is on the fritz, and people are disappearing. Dax doesn't want me to kill any Dark Walkers, and avoiding the beasts is impossible when I live with one. Amidst all this, I've become the most wanted woman around.

Donna is sponsoring a #Giveaway
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The Wilds
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My Review

The Hunt 
The Wilds Series book #2
By Donna Augustine

Donna Augustine’s The Wilds series seamlessly picks right up with book two, The Hunt. Her main protagonist Dahlia continues to impress telling the story in first person keeping readers entertained with her age perfect, innocent misconceptions, smiling at the huge heart she tries to hide and gasping at her heroics. We’re introduced to new friends and foes while keeping tabs on all previous characters and waiting on the next calamity. Donna makes the unbelievable believable keeping us on the edge of our seats bringing The Wilds into brilliant focus with her vividly descriptive and amazingly inventive world building.

Book 1 recap: Dahlia may be the last surviving “Plaguer” (someone who caught the disease and survived) of the apocalyptic disease called “The Bloody Death” that almost wiped out humanity. One side effect of plaguers is having increased psychic/magic abilities including seeing “Dark Walkers”, beings who want plaguers eliminated. Dax and his friends from “The Wilds” rescued her for this very ability.

After establishing herself in “The Wilds” community, Dahlia believes she’s finally found a home and friends in the first place since before she became a Plaguer that she feels safe. She’s trying to fit in, to be a valuable asset to the community, to find her niche. And above all else to be strong and not have to depend on anyone for help. And then there’s Dax, even though he’s revealed his “beast” to her, he’s still an enigma and she still can’t read his thoughts. Plus this girlish desire for him has to stop because even though it feels like he might be the right one she knows he’s wrong for her. At least he’s helping her to find her magic because one thing they can count on is the “Dark Walkers” haven’t given up their search for her and she has to be ready and able to defend herself and those she cares about when the battle continues.

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Donna Augustine’s lifelong ambition was to become the crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, when family allergies cut short her dream of living in a house full of furries, she turned her ambitions toward writing. Combining her love of fantasy, scifi, horror and romance, she tries to string together interesting twists on urban fantasy.
A native of New Jersey, when she isn’t writing or over dosing on caffeine, she can occasionally be spotted in disguise at the local dog park.

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  1. Sounds great! Is it very dystopic?

  2. This is definitely my kind of read Debbie!

  3. These sound good. I've never listened to a dystopian, but I've started to enjoy more audio books as I go.

    1. Hi Sophia Rose, its got all the great qualities of an Urban Fantasy

  4. Ooo I am totally digging the sound of this series and entered. I love audiobooks particularly in this genre. I listen to 50 plus a year.

    1. Wow that's a lot plus all your e-reading and books! Thanks Kim!

  5. Sounds like a good dystopian read, so many series... so little time! And I see Urban Fantasy as well in your comment. Hmm!

    1. Yeah Kathryn its an Urban Fantasy with some apocalyptic/dystopic themes
      Thanks for stopping by!