Tour Kick-Off for Keystone by Misty Provencher w/ Review & Epic Giveaway’s!

 Today is the kickoff for the Keystone tour!  Keystone is the second book in the Cornerstone series.  This tour runs through the 28th and is full of reviews, interviews, guest posts and other goodies along with some epic giveaways!  
We are also having a read-along of Cornerstone, the first book, every Wednesday of the month.  So make sure you check that out!  

Come and get your Garrett on!
THE KEYSTONE BOOK TOUR 
(2nd book in the CORNERSTONE SERIES) 
Sept 14
Supernatural Snark………………………………Cornerstone Review
Reading Angel……………………………………The Keystone Playlist

Sept 17
My Pathways to Books………………………….Keystone Review
Globug & Hootie Need a Book……………….Double Decker Keystone Review

Sept 18
Buried in Books…………………………………..Giveaway Post
Tsk Tsk What To Read………………………….Keystone Review

Sept 19
Rainy Day Ramblings…………………………..Cornerstone Read-Along (and giveaway for participants!)
Kat Ellis Writes…………………………………..Deleted Keystone Scene

Sept 20
Fighting Dreamer……………………………….Keystone Review
Supagurl Books…………………………………..Keystone Review

Sept 21
Reading to Penguins…………………………….Cornerstone Review

Sept 24
Rainy Day Ramblings…………………………..Guest Post & Giveaway
Melissa’s Ecclectic Bookshelf………………..Author Interview

Sept 25
Turning the Pages………………………………..Cornerstone & Keystone Reviews
M. Leighton Books………………………………Excerpt of Keystone

Sept 26
The Flyleaf Review………………………………Cornerstone Read-Along (and giveaway for participants!)
Captivated Reading………………………………Keystone Review

Sept 27
IB Book Blogging………………………………..Guest Post
Lizzy’s Dark Fiction……………………………..Cornerstone & Keystone Reviews

Sept 28
The Open Vein……………………………………Keystone Review
The Bookish Brunette…………………………..Cornerstone Review

Keystone (Cornerstone #2) by Misty Provencher
ebook and paperback, 259 pages
Published: July 31st, 2012 by Misty Provencher
Source: Author
This description may have spoilers for book one.
There’s a man-made storm coming, like a rip in the world, and it’s called the Cusp.

Struggling to fit into the destiny she’s accepted, Nalena Maxwell has been left with one objective: she must find her murdered grandfather’s Memory. Stolen and hidden away by her own father over seventeen years ago, the Memory could be the key to ending the Cusp and destroying the Ianua’s rival community, The Fury.

Driven by each individual’s selfish desires, The Fury has always lacked the loyalty and organization it needs to be an actual force of power.

Until now.

Someone masterminded the Fury’s massive attack on the Ianua, slaughtering twelve of their thirteen community leaders, the Addos. Now there are rumors that the 13th Cura, to which Nali belongs, has gone to the Fury, manipulating the last Addo in order to control the other 12 Curas.

As the Cusp brings the Fury and their own communities against them, Nalena’s Cura must preserve the Ianua, but finding the key to the Cusp isn’t as simple as it seems.

Misty Provencher has created a completely unique story in Cornerstone and Keystone.  I have never read anything like it, and that’s a major bonus for me.  It’s so hard to characterize a genre for the books.  They aren’t really paranormal, but there are paranormal-like elements (no vampires, zombies or ghosts…).  They are an urban fantasy, but unlike anything you’ve ever read.

Misty is a master at creating characters.  The dialogue and banter is so easy to hear.  The characters all feel real.  And there’s a wide array of personalities and even though there are a lot of characters to keep straight I never felt overwhelmed or confused because everyone’s distinct voices and personalities kept them all separate.

The romance is epically sweet.  I don’t want to spoil the first book for those who haven’t read it, but the way that things play out in book one was kind of a slow burn.  Now in book two we don’t get anything too hot and heavy, but while things have changed between them, grown, it still is a sort of slow burn romance.  I think that the author did a brilliant job in keeping us invested in these two without annoying us with a love triangle or anything like that. 

I loved how this book played out.  There was a good mix of emotion.  Sadness at first, but never real devastation because of the way it’s done and the lightness and banter still presented.  There’s lots of action and tense moments, but nothing that felt overwhelming to me.  It was fascinating learning more about this society as we learned right alongside Nalena.  It’s a somewhat complicated thing.  Not the plot so much, but the history and background of the Ianua.

I very highly recommend you give this series a shot.  I think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well done it is and you’ll fall in love with the world and characters presented inside.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.

Giveaways:
There are loads of giveaways for this awesome tour and you can find the box of books giveaway here.  You’ll have to look along the tour at other sites for the rest of the giveaways. 
But this is what they are:
There are two ebook package giveaways that have LOADS of ebooks in each one.  (open international)
There’s a gift card for $25 in another prize pack. (open international)
And there’s a big box of YA books and a ton of swag for another giveaway. (open to US only)

 

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Comments

  1. Wowza! Thanks so much! To be honest, I prefer the original covers (Nali looks on the cover nothing like I’d imagined her, same for Garrett). But I can’t wait to read Keystone, regardless of the cover. :D

  2. WHOA!!! Look at all those giveaways, that’s amazing! I’m super excited to be part of this tour Candace, and I’m glad to see that Keystone was as successful for you as Cornerstone was!

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