Sunday, September 20, 2015

Until Beth by Lisa Amowitz Blog Tour

UNTIL BETH by Lisa Amowitz
Official Blog Tour September 15th-29th



Author: Lisa Amowitz

Release Date: September 29th, 2015
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
ISBN-13: 978-1633920330

She doesn’t just play, she kills it.

Talented rock guitarist Beth Collins has been barely holding herself together for months, ever since her boyfriend and bandmate became the latest victim in a string of suspicious disappearances. When her brother is injured an accident and she sees something dark billowing around him as he hovers close to death, she’s convinced her sanity is collapsing for good. 

Then she's accepted by a boarding school for the musically gifted. All of her new friends are bursting with talent, but they're also keeping secrets. Can she trust Vincent, who's so sweet that his very touch makes her fears melt away? Or Xavier, who's trying to tell her something but is hiding even more?

And will anyone be safe when her true Talent comes out


My Review

First off, the cover...."Don't judge a book by its cover" they say.  How can you not with this cover?  That along with the Title of the story, Until Beth, is definitely the key to draw my attention to find out what secrets are hidden within.

Beth has been having a difficult time. Her boyfriend went missing months ago. Her brother's friend has been pressuring her to "date" him.  Then her brother was in a horrible accident that also killed his best friend, however her brother suffered extreme injuries that has crippled him for life...which, she feels that was her fault for not stopping them when she knew they couldn't drive.  All the while, she is seeing a black mist whirling around when she is upset.

Beth decides that her family would be better off without her, and goes to audition for a special school that she was invited to.  When she gets accepted, she doesn't quite feel like herself, and the whole academy just feels a little off.  

I was excited to dive in full throttle to this mysterious paranormal ability story.  A true fan of the X-men and the Heroes TV series, I was ecstatic to discover those same characteristics in this story with a twist.  This story was fast paced from beginning to end, with characters you yearn to learn more about.  EVERY character plays an important roll in the story.  You learn a little bit about each one as the story progresses.  Not only is the plot a mystery, but a mystery on who Beth can depend on to be loyal, and who will eventually betray her.  Packed with twist and turns, moments that will twist your heart, and darkness that threatens to go over the edge, this story will draw you in as the words disappear from the page.

Cliffhanger....YEAH!!  That can only mean there will be a sequel. Although, this cliffhanger left me hanging by a fingernail.  Truly, the author was cruel.

Check this one out.  Embrace the mystery, feel the darkness and expand your imagination with this AMAZING read!


"I  wish I could have read about a protagonist like Beth when I was growing up--a girl who doesn't fit into her society and must learn to use her abilities for good instead of evil. Her struggles will resonate with teen readers, and the hidden agendas of the school and its students will keep readers guessing up to the final page." - Lyn Miller-Lachmann, author of Rogue

"This unique and compelling novel grabbed me on the first page and wouldn't let go. With unforgettable characters and a story that is by turns heartbreaking, thrilling and uplifting, UNTIL BETH is a must-read.”
-          Christine Johnson, author of The Gathering Dark


Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot. She is a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly twenty years. She started writing eleven years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children. Lisa is represented by Shannon Hassan of Marsal-Lyon Literary Agency.

BREAKING GLASS, released in July, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series was released September, 2014. FRACTURED, a novella combining the worlds of BREAKING GLASS and VISION releases as an ebook only, June 7, 2015. UNTIL BETH, the first in the Life and Beth trilogy will be released September 2015.

Lisa Amowitz is available for guest appearances, Skype visits, school visits, libraries & interviews. Please contact her for scheduling.


Grand prize US:
$25 gift certificate 
Ebooks of Breaking Glass, Vision & Fractured also by Lisa Amowitz 
Hand made by author guitar pick necklace.
(International will only be ebooks and gift certificate)

Second prize:
Ebooks of Breaking Glass, Vision & Fractured also by Lisa Amowitz 
(International: ebooks only)

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1 comment:

  1. You rock, you know? Thanks so much for hosting my tour!