Monday, August 19, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Beautiful Experiment by January Valentine

Beautiful Experiment by January Valentine

Six unruly teens are abducted on their way to a juvie home. Dumped onto an uncharted island. Could things get any worse? Hell, yeah. Hostility and envy run rampant. Throw in some alphas, divas and demons, and what do you have? Beautiful Experiment. Book One of the Island of Defiance Trilogy.

The teens are referred to as waywards, informed their parents have sent them to the island for rehabilitation. While they struggle with their predicament, and each other, they come to a shocking realization ... for once in their lives, they have to follow rules.

Brook has lived on the Island of Defiance his entire life, with no choice but to believe everything he has been taught. As he approaches eighteen, the secret of who he is, and the ultimate fate he must face, begins to unfold. To complicate matters even more, Brook grows to experience something he has never known ... love.

How do you convince a stranger a dreadful mistake has been made? Gabriella Winslow is an honors student who has always helped others, but now has to fight for herself. Something unimaginable wants her as much as the beautiful island boy with whom she is falling in love.

Beautiful Experiment is Book One of The Island Of Defiance Trilogy (paranormal - fantasy - romance - for teens and adults) Mature 17+ for adult language, drugs & alcohol, mild sexual situations & violence.


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENT reminded me a bit of the television series, LOST. It has a dark and mysterious vibe to it that urges you to read just a bit more in an attempt to learn more about this mysterious island known as the Island of Defiance these juvenile delinquents have been transported to. 

Teenaged Brook has lived on the Island of Defiance for as long as he can remember with a man only known as “Father.” Brook and Father are responsible for reforming the endless stream of hellions that are frequently dumped on the island.

The latest bunch of delinquents, referred to as waywards, are different and Brook senses that from the moment they enter the island. As the story unfolds, emotions run high; bonds are formed and trust is broken. What is the real story behind this mysterious island?

BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENT is the first book in a brand new trilogy by author January Valentine. This paranormal fantasy is chocked full of mystery, laced with some light romance and promises to be a very interesting adventure if this first book is any indication of how the trilogy will play out. 

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3 Winners!  Here's what's up for grabs:

• 1 signed copy of Beautiful Experiment & Swag (Domestic US only)
• 2 Kindle version of Beautiful Experiment (US & Other)

About the Author:

January Valentine is the pen name of Victoria Valentine, New York writer and indie book publisher. See Victoria's Author page: HERE

I chose to use a pen name because Love Dreams was originally going to be a red hot erotic story, and I wanted to separate Victoria, who writes contemporary fiction and children's storybooks. Since my birth month is January, January Valentine seemed an appropriate pseudonym.

I also host a blogtalkradio show: Away With Words, every Wednesday evening at 7 PM EST where my co host Jill and I interview other writers and poets and discuss writing in general: Check it out HERE!

I just released my first paranormal romance, Beautiful Experiment, book one of Island of Defiance Trilogy. I'm so not good about talking about myself, but I'll give it a shot.

I publish books for other authors through Water Forest Press, which I founded some years ago. In the past, I have written poetry and song lyrics, but now I focus on fiction. I've created multiple websites and blogs that I don't have time to manage very well.

My desire to be in a rock band brought me into a recording studio ... where my lyrics sprang to life with the help of a local alternative rock band. Together, we produced a CD.

I enjoy designing book covers and youtube videos. In summer, I enjoy hiking and swimming. I love all kinds of music. Watching horror flicks and Tyler Perry movies are my escape from reality.

I have an addiction to engraved pens that I buy to accompany each of my books. My office is filled with paperbacks and swag.

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