Monday, May 26, 2014

Branded Blog Tour


Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
A Sinners Series

Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best. 
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home. 

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain. 

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me. 
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. 
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.



Excerpt


I turn on the faucet for a long while only to discover ice-cold water rushing out. The water never warms and I begin to understand. The Commander thinks he can wash away my soul by freezing me to death. He thinks he can destroy me by stripping away my possessions. But he can’t and I won’t let him take my memories, my ambition, and my pride.
He thinks I’m so easily broken.
The Commander doesn’t know anything about me, what I grew up with, what I endured—the father I lost, the mother I hate, the brother who walked out of my life, and the stepfather I was forced to accept. He thinks since I was rich, making me poor will cause me to give up. What he doesn’t understand is that, after my father passed away, I grew up behind walls of hatred. I had nothing, but had everything at the same time. I owned expensive clothes, enjoyed good schooling, and lived in a nice home. But my body was just a shell protecting an empty, desperate heart. My life was a colorful fa├žade.
I had so much time to sit and think. I spent the majority of my life between four walls. I was abandoned, neglected, starved, betrayed, and abused. I’ve already been treated like the scum of the earth, so the Hole is nothing new. He wants to erase every sign of my existence on this earth, but I won’t let that happen. He can strip me naked, but he’ll never reach my soul.
It’s personal, completely personal.

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About Abi and Missy 


Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.


My Review

Branded:  Intense, sinful, brutal, with a gleam of hope in the sinners community of the Hole.

Lexi, wrongfully acused, is branded for Lust, ad sent to the Hole to live out the remainder of her life.  However long that may be.  For some reason, she has a guard who is ordered to protect her at all times.  This seems odd for the Hole standards.

Lexi has no idea of the violence she will see and face in the Hole.  She is assigned to the hospital to work, and befriends a little girl who is dying.  She is the one that helps her escape her reality even if it is just for a little while.  Cole, the guard, has started to become easier to deal with, and his dog Zeus just loves Lexi.  He fast becomes her protector too.

Alright, no more information about the actual story and plot, because it's just too good to spoil it for anyone.  First, I am a sucker for Dystopia books, can't seem to get enough of them.  Branded is incredible creative, and boy, does it have those twists and turns you don't expect.  It's loaded with them.  This story will keep you on your toes as you do a dive into the story.  It's difficult to come up for air, because once you start, you don't want to stop.  Branded is full of action, shocking scenarios, and a forbidden love that is so extreme, you can't help but want that happy ending.  The characters are strong with huge personalities that you will definitely fall for and will stick with you way past the story has ended....or has the story ended?  I hear that there will be a sequel that I can not WAIT for!

So jump on this one...It's a definite 5 star Book!!




May 26th
Deal Sharing Aunt ( Teaser & Interview )
Fabulous and Fun ( Review )
The Wonderings of One Person ( Teaser & Review )
Good Choice Reading ( Teaser, Interview, V-Log )
Book Babes Unite ( Teaser & Review )
The Indie Bookshelf ( Review )
Andrea’s Book Blog ( Teaser )
Becca Anne’s Book Blog ( Review )
OMFG Books! ( Teaser & Interview )
Loving the Language of Literacy ( Review, Teaser, Interview )
A Book Universe ( Review & Interview )
Random Redhead Ramblings ( Review )
Two Tall Tales ( Teaser )
Insane About Books ( Review )
BOOKadoodles ( Review )
(Lost in ) Believing in Books ( Review )
This Girl Reads Alot (Review )
Reading Perks ( Review, Teaser, Interview )
Lost In Ever After ( Teaser )
Writing From The Verge ( Review )
Ali’s Books ( Review )
Teeny Bopper Book Blog ( Review )
Bibliophilesisters ( Review )
The Shadow Portal ( Review )
Once-Upon-A-Bookcase ( Review )
nom_sBOOKS ( Video review )
Books I View ( Review )
Howling Reviews ( Review )
Little Library Muse ( Teaser )
The Cozy Corner ( Review )


May 27th
Escape By Fiction ( Teaser )
Stephanie's Book Reports ( Review & Character Outfit Design )
Tower Of Babel ( Review & Their own guest post and question for readers: what sin would you be branded for? )
Beauty, Brains and Books ( Review )
Shelves of Books Blog ( Teaser)
Am a Book Lover Blogger( Review )
In Pursuit of My Own Library ( Interview )
Dystopian-Books ( Interview, Review )
Read by Zoe ( Review )
Read and Ramble ( Review & Teaser )
Butter My Books ( Review & Teaser  )
Book Haven ( Interview )
Living in a Bookworld ( Review & Teaser )
At Random ( Teaser )
One Girl Lost In Romance Books ( Review )
Rachel’s Book Review ( Review, Teaser )
Bab’s Book Bistro ( Review, Teaser )
IFreakingLoveBooks ( Review, Teaser, Interview )
The Mortal Book Thief ( Review )
TheMortalBookThief ( YouTube Review )
Divergents UK ( Review, Teaser )
Book, Authors, Blogs ( Teaser )
The Library Mistress ( Teaser )
X Always Reading X ( Review )
girlthatreads ( Review )
Zahra’s Reads ( Review )
GDCLA ( Review )
BooksUndone ( Review )
Little Red Reader ( Teaser )
Amelia Carter Photography and Books ( Review )
beautifulbookchaos (Review ) 


May 28th
A Book Addict's Bookshelves ( Teaser )
Mythical Books ( Interview )
Let's Talk About Books ( Review )
Chris' Book Blog Emporium ( Teaser & Review )
Book Vigilante Reviews ( Interview & Review )
I Feel The Need, The Need To Read ( Review & Teaser )
Little Red’s Books ( Review )
Books 2 Books ( Review & Teaser )
Brianna’s Bookish Confessions ( Review )
Desert Diva’s Book Addiction ( Review, Teaser, Collage )
Books 101 ( Review )
Nocturnal Predators ( Review & Polyvore outfit )
Krista’s Dust Jacket ( Review )
Kindle Obsessed ( Review )
A Reading Nurse ( Review )
JBookLover13 ( Review )
Page by Paige ( You Tube Review )
Bookinity - Charlie ( Review, Teaser, Interview )
Wikia YA Society ( Review, Teaser, Mini Book Club )
Ryan’s Pop Culture Thoughts ( Review, Teaser, Interview )
Marie Loves Books ( Review )
verybookly ( Review )
BookOMeter ( Review  )
Jordypaigebooks ( Teaser, Review )
A Thousand Words A Million Books ( Interview & Review )
A Bookdoration ( Review )
Bookcrastinators In Wonderland ( Review )
Uncorked Thoughts ( Review )
World Isn’t Ready For Us ( Review ) 


May 29th
Platypire Reviews ( Review )
Romance and More ( Teaser )
Here Is Some Of What I Read ( Teaser )
Mommy's Late Night Book-Up ( Teaser & Review )
Paranormal Book Club ( Teaser & Review )
Paranormal Romance and Authors That rock ( Teaser & Review )
Goth Girl Gabs ( Review and Branded Poll )
Marked By Books ( Review )
Remembered Deservedly ( Teaser )
Tsk, Tsk, What To Read ( Teaser )
Book Addict Mumma ( Review )
Illuminated Reflections ( Review & Interview )
Book Buddies PH ( Review )
A Little Bit of R & R ( Teaser )
Books For Birds ( Review )
Tea and Fangirling ( Review )
Reviews by Tammy and Kim ( Review, Teaser )
The Lovely Books ( Teaser )
BookAreLovex3 ( Review )
Megpie93’s Book Blog ( Teaser )
BookishJessica ( You Tube Review )
My Opinion on Various Books ( Teaser, Interview )
Book Soulmates ( Interview, Review )
Bethjune327 ( Interview, Review )
Heart Full of Books on Youtube ( Review )
Addicted Readers ( Teaser )
Hyacinth Dust ( Reminder post- songs, images, movies -, Review )
YA Book Addict ( Teaser )
Captivated Reading ( Review, Teaser )

May 30th
Bout-A-Book Blog ( Review )
Sunshine & Mountains ( Teaser & Review )
True Story Book Blog ( Teaser, Interview and Review )
Book Addicts Not So Anonymous ( Teaser )
IceyBooks ( Guest Post )
Girls with Books ( Teaser )
Geeky Chiquitas ( Teaser )
What’s Beyond Forks ( Review )
Liezel’s Book Blog ( Review )
Reisa Reads ( Review & Teaser )
Crazy Book Chicks ( Review )
Diva Booknerd ( Review )
A Book Junkie’s Obsession ( Teaser )
Snowdrop Dreams of Books ( Review )
Jillian’s Books ( Review, Teaser )
Paper Charade ( Review, Teaser, Story Diary )
A Book Utopia ( Review, Interview )
A Bookish Outsider ( Review)
A Night’s Dream of Books ( Teaser )
A Kiwlilover’s Books and More
Reviews and Rambles ( Review )
Bookworm's Avenue ( Review )
The Quirky Reader ( Review )
OpenLetter2NYC ( Review )
Once Upon a Twilight ( Review )


 May 31st
The Library Mistress ( Teaser )
TNT Reviews ( Review )
Lady Amber's Reviews ( Teaser )
Reading Teen ( Teaser & Review )
Something Written ( Review )
Rene’s Getaway ( Review )
Green Eyed Girls OCD ( Review )
I Read Indie ( Teaser )
Helen Jeppesen ( You Tube Review )
A Grown Up Fan Girl ( Teaser )
For The Love Of Books ( Interview )
Studio Reads ( Teaser )
Zili In the Sky ( Review & Teaser )
Addicted To Reading ( Review & Teaser )
The Bookworm Corner
A Writer’s Shack ( Review & Dreamcast )
kittykatgoroar4( You Tube Review )
Ohana Reads ( Review )
Reading with ABC ( Review )
Paperbacks &  Protagonists ( Review, Playlist )
Cheapterbreak.net ( Teaser, Interview )
SophieReads ( Review )
It’s a book’s world ( Review )
Aussie Owned and Read ( Review )
Forget yourself in the words that you love ( Review )
Walnut Wolf Book Reviews ( Teaser, Review )
fandom-news ( Review )
The Golden Mantle ( Review )
Blissful Book Reviews ( Teaser )
The Avid Book Collector ( Teaser ) 


June 1st
Books Unhinged Book Blog ( Teaser )
Hooker Heels Book Blog ( Teaser )
Pretty Little Pages ( Review )
Lili's Adventures in Bookland ( Interview & Review )
Rene's Getaway ( Teaser & Review )
Elfwitch Loves Books ( Review  & Interview )
Mundie Moms ( Teaser )
6 Feet Under Books ( Review & Teaser )
Book Butterfly in Dreamland ( Review )
The YA Nightstand ( Review and Polyvore Outfit )
Writer Person ( Review )
Kassie’s Book Thoughts ( Review & Teaser )
The Top Shelf ( Review )
Live, Laugh, Love ( Review & Teaser )
The Unofficial Addiction Book Club ( Review & Dreamcast )
Crossroads Reviews ( Review )
Pretty Little Memoirs ( Teaser )
The Novel List ( Review & Teaser )
Hiway- Y.A. ( Review )
Xander’s MG & YA Reviews ( Review )
Novel Novice ( Teaser )
Bookinity- Zoe ( Review, Teaser, Interview, competition, dream cast )
Inkk Reviews ( Review )
Books Of Love ( Review )
marinareciewsbooks ( Review )
Jemm’s Book Blog ( Review )
EnyasCorner ( Review )
Read.Write.Ramble ( Review )
Confessions of a Book Addict ( Interview, Review )
Dramatic Book Nerd ( Review )

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