Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fields of Elysium Blog Tour

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Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan 

 How can love mend a heart full of hate? Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings. Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful, romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, unimaginable danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.


 "The novel's take on otherworldly travel is a compelling one, and the romantic plot will likely appeal to Twilight fans." - Kirkus Reviews

 "I expected a good love story with a paranormal twist. I got so much more. I think you should take the chance and read it. Let this book take you on the adventure, fall in love." - Young Adult and Teen Readers

 "Fields of Elysium is a fabulous read. ... Whelan paints her faith into the fabric of her story with deft, light brushstrokes, making her work accessible to all, no matter their spiritual beliefs or background." - Readers Favorite

 "I escaped into this fantasy world, author, A.B.Whelan, created and I didn’t want Molly to go. From detailed descriptions, to sweet romance, and to all the twist and turns in the story, it had me captivated from page one." - Mary Ting, author of the Crossroads Saga

 "Whelan's writing is very vivid and descriptive. It's more formal than the average YA novel, but I enjoyed the lyrical and mesmerizing quality to it. I thought the overall story read like a fairy tale--very sweet." - Megan Thomason, author of Daynight

My Review

Fields of Elysium is captivating in it's unique sci-fi paranormal story combining love, hate, and the ability for forgiveness.

Molly has moved from New Jersey to LA.  She is attending Beverly Hills High were she doesn't fit in with her stylish peers.  Molly has yet to make any friends, or has even been noticed by the other students.

Molly's father is obsessed with her protection, however, tries to make peace with her by buying her a car.  Molly decides to go take a hike with her only best friend, her dog Pandora.  Pandora takes off from her which Molly desperately tries to catch up. Molly follows Pandora into a cave where she makes a huge discovery.

She discovers Arkana, a new world through the wormhole.  She first meets a group of boys and they ask her to join them.  Weston, the first to warm up to her and become her friend, is wealthy and from a prestige family. Victor, the moody boy who has had a difficult life, and thinks it's best for Molly to stay on her own planet. However, the attraction between Molly and Victor can't be denied.

First, I would like to say how much I loved this story.  At first, I didn't know if Arkana was an alternate realm, or if it was a new world. I enjoyed finding out about Arkana, how it was comparable to Earth, but different in a lot of ways.  Molly is out of her element in LA, which makes you think that she is a shy character, but that proves wrong as the story progresses and she travels to Arkana more.  There is a bit of a love triangle between Molly, Weston, and Victor, which causes a conflict between friendships.  The several twists in this story was intriguing.  I felt that the new world was planned out well, from the time differences between worlds, to the advancement in technology.  The paranormal hits at the very end, and very unexpected!  Fields of Elysium is a fun and fast read that I highly recommend.

Author A.B. Whelan A.B.Whelan is a Hungarian born, American writer. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Southern California. While growing up in a wealthy Eastern European family, she had a chance to travel Europe. Later as an adult, she visited Africa and the Middle East and lived in Ecuador and in Crete.
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$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash A gift bag of one signed copy of Fields of Elysium, a scrabble-tile pendant on a necklace, and a fridge magnet Ends 5/15/13 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://www.iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule
April 29th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview
JC’s Book Haven – Review & Interview
The Garden of Books – Review
Of Thoughts and Words – Guest Post
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Character Interview
Bunny’s Review – Spotlight
April 30th
Julie Antonovich Reece – Spotlight
Juliababyjen’s Reading Room – Review
Curling Up With A Good Book – Tens List
Blkosiner’s Book Blog – Interview
Gobs and Gobs of Books – Spotlight
May 1st
Izz “Pingle” Bookish Place – Spotlight
Spellbindings – Review
Waiting on Sunday to Drown – Tens List
The FirstLink – Interview
Reading with the Dark – Review
May 2nd
She’s Got Her Mind on Books – Review
Getting Your Read On – Review
Pika Pages – Interview
Jenni Merritt – Review & Interview
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight
Peace From Pieces – Interview
May 3rd
Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post
Everyday Book of Gems – Review
Clean Teen Reads – Review
The LUV*NV – Review
Why Not? Because I Said So! – Review
May 4th
The Book Barista – Review & Interview
A Blog Hop Place for Books – Spotlight
Fire & Ice – Review
May 5th
Paulette’s Papers – Spotlight
Maryann Miller’s It’s Not All Gravy – Review
Shortie Says – Review
Brooke Blogs – Review
May 6th
Six Mixed Reviews – Review
Musings of a Blogder – Review & Interview
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews – Spotlight
Vonnie’s Reading Corner – Review
May 7th
Laurie Here – Spotlight
The Book Town – Review & Interview
Mythical Books – Review
Insane About Books – Review
May 8th
Writer’s Alley~SA Larsen – Interview
Sher A Hart: Writing Art – Review
Sheila Deeth’s Blog – Review & Guest Post
Beck Valley Books – Spotlight
May 9th
Frankie Bloodings Bookshelf – Spotlight
BookRevolution – Review
Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl – Review
May 10th
My Seryniti – Review
Paperback Princess – Interview
Books, Books The Magical Fruit – Spotlight
SeaSarah – Review


  1. I gave this five stars too! Loved it! :)

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! I really appreciate it and I'm happy that you enjoyed my book. :)

    Andrea, author of Fields of Elysium