Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Even In Darkness Tour Day Four

Day Four, wow, I can't believe we're already on Day Four. Be sure to check out these awesome links below:

Interview with Aiden MacfreakingRae by Just a Booklover (it's awesome. You'll giggle and then melt)

A review of Even In Darkness by Molly Ringle (P.S. buy her book, What Scotland Taught me. Because duh)

A blurb from Book Groupies

Where In The World Is Aiden MacRae?

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Even In Darkness Tour Day Three

Day Three brings more awesome posts.

We've got a 5-Star review from Jamie Canosa
An Interview with Cyndi Tefft by Pinky Pollock
And, a playlist from Kate's Tales of Books and Bands

In addition, you can keep track of all the Tour posts here

Monday, 29 July 2013

Even In Darkness Tour Day Two

We've got three more awesome links for you to check out - and I'm not just saying they're awesome 'cause I'm one of them.

First we've got another blurb from What The Cat Read
Then we've got my review of Even In Darkness here on the Aiden's Angels blog
And finally we've got a guest post on writing process from Cyndi Tefft on Confessions of a Book Addict's page

And because I forgot this one in my review here's ANOTHER #evenindarkness tweet


Even In Darkness Blog Tour: My Review

Day Two of the Even In Darkness Tour features several bloggers including myself with my review of the third book which you can read below.

I finally, finally, found a spare moment to sit down and read Cyndi Tefft’s third book in her series ‘Between’: “Even in Darkness"

I thought it was over, that all our troubles were behind us.

We had a fairytale castle wedding surrounded by family and friends. Aiden wore a dress kilt, looking so handsome it made my heart squeeze, and I floated on air in a white version of the ball gown he’d cast for me in Versailles. Flower girl, ring bearer, Scottish ceilidh afterward—check, check, and check. It was perfect.

We were supposed to live happily ever after.

But that was before I walked in to find another woman in his bed, a demon with blood red eyes who’d disguised herself as me in order to get what she wanted most: a child from a heaven transporter.

And it was in that moment—watching my entire world crumble to the ground—that I knew.

This was not over. Not by a long shot.

The story picks up basically where Book #2 left off with the (second) wedding of Lindsey and Aiden and immediately Cyndi throws a wrench in their happily ever after. From there it’s nothing but edge of your seat drama and action with just enough romantic angst to remind you that this is not your ordinary love story.

One of the coolest new features in this upgraded model is the use of three (not two, not four) different first person points of view. It efficiently gets the story across without being confusing (except for maybe that gun battle at the end but that might have just been me). Seeing the world through Aiden’s eyes just made me love him more, no question. The sweet naivety, the feral lust he has for his wife; get your fans out, girls. It’s still primarily in Lindsey’s point of view which means there’s a lot of introspection in the middle while Aiden and Eagan are off screen – or passed out – which only increased the Tudor-style drama for these poor, sea-ridden characters.

Most of this tale is set on the high-seas of an 18th century English ship(s) where the monstrous captain with his hidden agenda could give Aiden a run for him money in the swoon department. For all his crazy, twisted faults I really liked Eagan in both of his forms. He’s this spine-crawling creep with his morally ambiguous, sexually frustrated, seemingly bipolar personality. It’s like the ultimate bad boy…don’t judge me.

The world that these characters are living in is dark and gritty and seems set up just to help them fail and in a way that’s true. The readers are trapped with them on this dangerous ship and we turn to these characters that we’ve fallen in love with to get us through. And they never let us down. Cyndi has created a world so twisted and dark that we yearn for the light – this love that is so impossibly true that that it transcends death over again. It’s the things fantasies are made of.

My tweets while reading Even In Darkness looked a bit like this:

Cyndi has always been very good at putting these characters in crazy, dramatic situations and making the audience question everything they’re reading. You don’t know what’s real or true or maybe she’s just telling you what you want to hear but no matter what, you are completely sucked in. Every time I pick up one of her books I fall more and more in love with her words and her characters. Especially Lindsey. She is a fiery role model trapped in a world that constantly needs her to be the strength that gets them through; and she does. She falls in love and she fights for that love and she can never be considered weak for having that love. She’s had to grow up fast and she faces down every challenge. It’s no wonder Aiden fell for her.

I was thoroughly engaged from page one and I’m still waiting for my heart to stop racing at yet another cliffhanger that we have to anxiously wait for in  the fourth and final chapter of Lindsey and Aiden’s adventure coming…eventually.

After all this time, I’m still falling in love with this love story.
And don't forget to enter the Giveaway!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Even In Darkness Tour Day One

We're here on DAY ONE of the Even In Darkness tour. This is going to be fun.

Still waiting for Better Read Than Dead to post but in the meantime you can head over to Miss Riki to read blurbs and The Violet Hour to read her review of Even In Darkness
 And don't forget to enter the photo challenge every day this week. Use the hashtag #AidensAngels to tweet pics of you and Aiden in fun and creative locations. You can enter once a day to win cash prizes courtesy of Koomkey.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Even In Darkness Blog Tour Kick-Off

I have been absent for a long time and for that I apologize. Things have been crazy and my organizational skills are crap but I'm back with super awesome news.


How awesome is that?

So hopefully you all knew this was coming and if not...sorry. Cyndi is hosting a blog tour to celebrate the fans and the release of Even In Darkness. All week (July 28 - August 3) different bloggers will be posting reviews, interviews, guest posts by Cyndi and lots of really cool stuff all over the internet - but don't worry, I will keep you informed about where you need to go. The schedule looks like this:

7/28: Violet Hour Book Reviews
7/28: Better Read Than Dead
7/28: Refreshingly Riki
7/29: Aiden’s Angels fan site
7/29: What the Cat Read
7/29: Confessions of a Book Addict
7/30: Tales of Books and Bands
7/30: Pinky Pollock
7/31: Just a Booklover

8/1: I’d So Rather Be Reading
8/1: Mermaid with a Book

8/2: Reading Angel
8/2: Paperback Cowgirl
8/2: Carrie Secor
8/3: Read Between the Lines
8/3: A Rebel’s Journey
8/3: Color me GREYsessed!
8/3: Ink-Stained Life
Looks awesome right?
That's right, order right now and we'll send you...
No I'm just kidding. But there is more.
Here's a message from the lovely Alanna Powel:
This is a bulletin to highlight fan participation activities designed to generate excitement for the duration of the blog tour, 7/28 - 8/3. First off, a few details about the contests.
There will be three categories from which readers may choose:
  • Create a book trailer for Even in Darkness.
  • Create a new, original book cover for the first title in the series, Between.
  • Write a fan fiction piece using the characters from the Between series. There is no word limit, and the subject matter is entirely up to the writer. 
There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes for each of the three categories. Koomkey, a company that offers a way to send small monetary donations to artists, charities, and others via social media, has graciously provided the following cash prizes:
1st Prize is $30 in Kashkeys
2nd Prize is $20 in Kashkeys
3rd Prize is a $10 Kashkey
Please visit for more information.
To be eligible to win, participants must have a Twitter account. Writing and artwork submissions are to be sent to: Contestants may submit an entry in all three categories. The contest will run from Sunday, 7/28 until Saturday, 8/3. The winning submissions will be announced Saturday 8/10 at
In addition, [Cyndi] will also be featuring a daily photo challenge on Twitter beginning 7/28: 
"Where in the World is Aiden MacRae?"
People will be invited to send a photo of one of the books in the series taken from any and all locales and interesting settings. Creativity is what I'll be looking for, and each picture sent to @cynditefft with the hashtag #AidensAngels will receive a 
Kashkey in the amount of 25 cents. One photo per participant, per day.

I hope to see you all on tour and I look forward to all of the posts. I'll be back here on Monday July 29th with my review of Even In Darkness (finally).