Friday, May 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Stone of Destiny

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TITLE – Stone of Destiny

SERIES – The Danaan Trilogy

AUTHOR – Laura Howard

GENRE – Upper YA/NA Paranormal Romance

PUBLICATION DATE – April 21 2014

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 170 pages

PUBLISHER – Laura Howard

COVER ARTIST – Najla Qamber

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Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn't entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress's plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison's parents apart forever.

Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.

Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan' s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?


I led him into the foyer and shut the door behind him. He followed me to the dining room and when I sat, he took the seat beside me. He caught my eyes and raised his brows expectantly.

“Niamh asked me to go to Tír na n’Óg with her and Liam.”

“What, you mean go right now?” Ethan asked.

I nodded. “She doesn’t want to wait until Aoife makes a move. In a way I agree with her.”

“Did you tell me you needed to talk so you could just tell me you were leaving?”

I glanced up at him. “Yes, I hoped you’d understand.”

“No Allison. I don’t understand,” he said, jumping up so fast the chair nearly fell over.

I hesitated. “Niamh came by after you left last night. I know there’s a lot going on here, but I’ve thought about it all night. The sooner we take care of the threat Aoife poses on all of us, the better.”

Ethan stared at me, his face hard. “I understand that part. But I told you whatever happens, I’m coming with you.”

“What?” I said, shaking my head. “You can’t.”

“Like hell I can’t.” He crossed his arms, eyes narrowed. “You’re not leaving me behind this time.”


The Forgotten One - Book CoverBook One: The Forgotten Ones

Allison O’Malley’s goal is to live a happy life give her mom as much support as she can give her. She doesn’t have time for romance and over complications with a mother who is suffering from schizophrenia and has been taken care of by her grandparents.

But what Allison wants may be up for discussion when her long lost father appears bringing with him the possibility of her mother getting better, but there’s a catch. There’s always a catch. With the return of her father comes hard to believe stories that involve the Tuatha de Danaan, which is hard to swallow until you meet the amazing cast of characters and the abilities they have. Yep, I’m a believer officially after someone begins to read my thoughts and use glamour spells. Sold.

The first 20 % was a bit slower than I would have liked, but it was character building none the less. Just stay with it! Very quickly I fell for Ethan, I loved (Niamh), I disagreed with Allison about sending Liam away at first, and couldn’t get enough out of the Tir na n’Og and the overall plot line.
This was certainly different from my average reads and well worth it. And the great thing is there’s a pronunciation key at the end of the book! Names like Aoife (Ay-fuh. evil witch of a woman!), Eithne (En-ya. Sweet and almost human like), and Aodhan (Ay-den. gotta love him.). I would have never figured it out without them. Well, some of them maybe, but for the most part no. So thank you so much for the help Laura. :)

Overall, this was a wonderful and magically filled book that I’m glad I ended up reading. If you haven’t picked up your copy, what’s stopping you?

4 out of 5 stars


Stone of Destiny - Book CoverBook Two: Stone Of Destiny
Allison O’Malley’s life changed when her father, a man she had seen all her life, suddenly showed up at her doorstep bringing with him the world of Tuatha de Danaan (Faries) and the answer as to why her mother is suffering from schizophrenia. Teaming up with magical people Allison is in the race against the clock to unravel  Aoife’s plot before anyone else is hurt.

In this book it picks up right where we left off in the second, so if you haven’t read it STOP RIGHT NOW!! You need to go back and enjoy the first one to truly understand to the fullest what is going on.

Ethan, a guy who Allison deeply cares for, is acting funny and it may be a person closer to home who is the culprit. And what do you mean Allison has a half-sister?! Who can be trusted as new characters step into Allison’s world forcing Liam and the gang to act faster, but is it a trap and how the heck are they going to survive this?

Yep, I was biting my nails to figure out what was going on. I stayed rooted in my chair until I no longer had feeling in my bum for this book and let me tell you it was worth it! Every agonizing, story building, fun, and plot developing second was well worth the wait.

The world that Laura Howard has created is fun, captivating, and darn it all, makes me want to join the Tuatha de Danaan. With characters that will leave you irritated, awed, and loved I can’t possibly imagine what she will do next to them and to us, the readers. But one thing is for certain, I’ll be in line for book three in this series to find out!

5 out of 5 stars


Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known.


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  1. "I stayed rooted in my chair until I no longer had feeling in my bum for this book and let me tell you it was worth it!"

    By FAR the best compliment I've ever received!!! <3

    1. You're welcome! I look forward to reading the next one. :) A sweet thing my husband did while I was reading Stone of Destiny was bring me Spiced Apple Cinnamon Tea because I was so busy reading I refused to get up. Delicious combo.

  2. Thanks so much for these awesome reviews and for being part of the tour.