Noctalis by Chelsea Cameron- Review, Giveaway and Scavenger Hunt Giveaway

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So, as some of you may know, there is a Scavenger Hunt in progress that has to do with this blog tour! So, look out for the special word in this post for my blog's 'phrase'! (Just FYI, it may be in color)

The Other Readers who don't know what this Hunt is may ask "What is it about, and what/how do we win?"
Well, dear readers, there will be 42 blogs participating, and they each have a special word to hide in their post. Each word will create a phrase (that is unknown to me). At the end of this tour (August 31), you will have to enter what you think is the phrase into the giveaway form, and see if you've won!
Sounds cool, right? But, hold your horses, I haven't even told you the prize yet.
It will be :

(1) "I <3 Indie Authors" tote bag
(1) Nocturnal Journal
(1) Nocturnal Keychain
Signed Nocturnal and Nightmare paperbacks
Signed Nocturnal and Nightmare bookmarks
And a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.

So, if you'd like to win all of that, then read on through the rest of this post!





Book 1: Nocturnal

Author: Chelsea M. Cameron

Release Date: February 11, 2012

Publisher: DRC Publishing

Summary (Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Ava-Claire Sullivan isn't one for doing the expected. Especially when she finds out her mother's cancer is terminal. After a crying session in the local cemetery where she's attacked by one strange guy and saved by another, she doesn't call the cops. Because those guys definitely weren't your average hooligans. 

And the one who sort-of saved her? Well, he's odd. He doesn't seem to breathe or smile or have anything better to do than wait in the cemetery for Ava to come back. Which she does. Call it morbid curiosity. Even after he warns her that he's dangerous, she can't stop wanting to see him, talk to him, be with him.

There's something about Peter that provides a much-needed escape from her mother's diagnosis and her tenuous relationship with her father. Even her best friends Jamie and Texas don't know what it's like to face death. But Peter does. He already has. He also made a promise a long time ago that could destroy both of them.

When everything in your life is falling apart, what are you willing to give up to hold onto the one thing that could last forever?

                                                                                                                                                                        


Book 2: Nightmare

Release Date: April 14, 2012

Summary (Goodreads):

Ava-Claire Sullivan still doesn't follow the rules. She shouldn't have let Peter Claim her, turning her into his own personal blood bank. She shouldn't have told Tex Peter was immortal because now her best friend won't shut up about hooking up with Peter's equally immortal brother, Viktor. And she shouldn't have fallen in love with Peter. 

Too late.

Sometimes, love kills. One promise Peter made nearly a hundred years ago could do it. A kiss, a touch could be the end of him. So all she has to do is not let him fall in love with her. Easier said than done. 

But Ava's going to find a way for him to be free, even if it kills her. Or makes her immortal. There's no way she's losing Peter in addition to her mother. No freaking way.

What would you do when the one you love would die if they loved you back?


About the Author:

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA writer from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

She has two books out now, Nocturnal and Nightmare, the first and second books in the Noctalis Chronicles about a girl with a dying mother who meets an immortal boy. The third book, Numb will be out this August, and the fourth in the winter. Her other book, Whisper, about a girl who is alive, a boy who isn't and the complications that go along with their relationship, released June 16 and is the first in a trilogy. 

Follow her on Twitter: @chel_c_cam, her blog, or on Facebook


My Thoughts on Nocturnal:

This book starts out with Ava and her mother and father eating dinner together. Then her mother turns to Ava and tells her that she only has about six months to live. Ava immediately looses her appetite and feels sort of angry/sad that her mother is going to die. She doesn't know how to tell her best friends, Jamie and Tex, so keeps that secret, Secret Number One, to herself. But, she has another secret, too. After they get home from the dinner, Ava gets in her car and drives to the place that's her number one therapy-- the cemetery.

While there, she walks around, in the peace and quiet, looking at graves, and just minding her own business. Then, she hears two voices talking about some weird things. She hides and looks at the two people-- two guys-- and guesses that they are talking about her. Then, all of a sudden, one of them grabs her, and traps her. He tells the other one to get her, or he will. The other one refuses, so the one holding her goes in for the bite. Ava faints. Secret Number Two.

When Ava comes to, she's in her car, and she has hickey like marks on her neck. She's calm,  but on the inside, she' freaking out. Eventually goes back to the cemetery, and meets the other guy who refused to bite her, Peter, and tells him about her problems--things that she couldn't tell her friends, or anybody else. She feels like Peter understands her, more than anybody else.

Well, I like this story. I feel like it gives off the most real teen experience in that she speaks like a teen would.

I like Ava's character, too. She's trying to do the right thing, but she doesn't know how. She wants to tell her friends the truth, but she can't get it out. She just wants her mother's cancer to go away and never come back. I think that meeting Peter was a good thing for her, personally, because she can talk to him. I think she feels like he's non-biased on things she tells him, although, him threatening to kill her several times would've made me leave.

I also like the mini parts of Peter's point of view, thought I thought that there should have been more of it, like alternating chapters of it. I feel like it would've been better with several chapters worth of it.

So, as you can see by the long summary, I obviously like this story, and I've most obviously given the book five hearts...

5 hearts


Now, you all may be thinking: Well, Cierra, I've found your word, but where do I go to find the other words, and where do I go to enter the giveaway?
Now, your questions will be answered!
You can go to SupaGirl Books (or to make it easier for you) to this link here.

And for you all who want the rest of the schedule, it is as follows:

August 1 - A Soul Unsung 
                - Bengal Reads 
August 3 - What's Beyond Forks? 
August 4 -The Book Lover's Report (me!)
August 5 - megan talks books 
August 6- Love of Books 
August 7 - FireStarBook 
                - Turning the Pages 
                - Chapter by Chapter
                  - Swoon Worthy Books 
August 11 - The Pararomance Club 
                  - Sucked into Books
                  - Bookishly Devoted 
August 13 - Paperback Princess 
                  - Kissed by Ink 
                  - Reviews by Molly
August 17 - Sweet Southern Home
                  - The Cover (and Everything in Between) 
August 21 - Doctor's Notes 
                  - Sarah Elizabeth's bookshelf 
August 22 - Book Briefs 
                  - Escaping One Book @ a Time 
                  - Readers Eden 
August 26 - Book Briefs 
August 28 - Beloved Books 
                  - Intriguing Reads 
August 29 - Paperbook Princess 
August 31- SupaGurl Books

(ones that don't have a link are either my this blog, or I'm not quite sure what the blog link is. You can go here when the link is posted for the corresponding date.)


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Cameron
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04 August, 2012 delete

This book sounds really interesting! And thank you for the giveaway! I think I found the word!

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Kori
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04 August, 2012 delete

Great review! Great Giveaway! This book sounds REALLLYYY good! Oh, and thanks for the two giveaways and giving us the schedule!

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Anonymous
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04 August, 2012 delete

I haven't decided on this months books. julierupert@gmail.com

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04 August, 2012 delete

i have finally gotten a hold of divergent! and i read blood red road last night and loved it. :D i am also planning on reading Flight and beautiful disaster and and.. a lot of others. lol.

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Anonymous
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05 August, 2012 delete

Thanks for the giveaway!! I'm planning on finishing the mortal instruments sereies.
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Erika
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05 August, 2012 delete

I'm reading Tiger Lily right now and then maybe I'll start the Fallen series. Thanks!

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Andreia
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06 August, 2012 delete

Hi!

What a lovely blog. I found you via Book Blogs, and had to enter your giveaway!
Followed you via GFC.
Hope you can stop by my blog - www.tyrony.com
Thanks!

Andreia

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