Saturday, May 9, 2015

Blog Tour: Shadows of Whitestone Manor by Brittany Jo James

Author: Brittany Jo James
Series: The Winters Family Series, Book Two 
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Some shadows are as dark as night.

At least mine are.

My name is Grayson Winters and you’ve already been introduced to my family’s story.

Four months have passed since Lilith moved into Whitestone Manor to be with my brother, Orson. Now they’re getting married and it’s all I can do not to gag when they giggle at each other. Whitestone Manor represents nothing but secrets and darkness to me. Then, light begins to pour into my bleak world.

Prater Hahn has disappeared without a trace. Not that I blamed him or his brethren. I still wasn’t entirely sure Whitestone Manor was where I belonged either. All I knew for certain was that sweet, precious Ava Prescott seduced me with every bat of her eyelashes. Too bad for me, dating her was against the rules.

When a new danger arises to test the residents of Whitestone Manor, it falls on me to eliminate the problem. I thought I didn’t need my family’s help. I thought I could protect the ones I loved. Until I realized, not all who seem harmless truly are.

Loving the seemingly angelic girl I was forbidden to date certainly isn’t innocent.

But perhaps, neither is she?

If you aren’t afraid of what lurks in the shadows, I’ll tell you my story.

 ~ 5 STARS ~

Shadows of Whitestone Manor is a MUST READ. There. I will start with that. Go buy it and also grab book 1, Secrets of Whitestone Manor, too! I highly recommend you read them in order, although it’s not totally necessary. Okay – now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk a bit about the amazingness that is this book, because it’s just that – AMAZING. I highlighted so-many-quotes!!!! Heck, I highlighted entire SCENES!

“Life at Whitestone Manor was once again wobbling on the edge of a mountain of change, and my decisions would dictate whether I jumped into the unknown with both feet or climbed down cautiously on the other side. Then again, maybe I would screw that up, as I did practically everything else in my life…”

To be perfectly honesty, I was a bit nervous at first regarding this second installment in The Winters Family Series. You see, I LOVED the first book so much that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to enjoy this one just as much. Well…. Brittany Jo James proved that she can very well write a darn fabulous book! Shadows was just as good, if not BETTER, as Secrets. The character dynamic…their chemistry… was on point! You can’t help but connect with ALL the characters in this series. Their interactions were funny and very natural, just like those between real-life siblings. Loved it. 

Book one was Orson’s story and now, in book two, we got Grayson’s. My heart ached for Grayson. He was so lost and lonely….

“The dark shadow following me around wasn’t simply following me. It was me.”

He didn’t think he was worthy of anyone’s love…especially Ava’s. To him, she was special, the one, but he couldn’t have her. Not only did he not deserve her (according to HIM), but it was against the rules. I could NOT help but feel for Grayson.

“Pain was something I was accustomed to. Loss wasn’t a new concept. Missing someone who wasn’t around was my daily life. Hurting was nothing I didn’t understand.”

As the drama started to unfold throughout the plot, my theories started forming – and I LOVE it when books make me wonder what will happen next!!! HUGE plus! I don’t like predictable storylines at all.

“Why is it that every cult makes it their mission to kill the Winters family?

Action, suspense, drama, romance. This book had everything. I honestly enjoyed every detail developed along the way, and I most certainly LOVED the ending!  Do I recommend this book? HECK. YES. I highly suggest you read both installments in this series. I CANNOT wait for book 3!! And the very BEST part of all is…ALL BOOKS WILL BE OUT WITHIN THIS YEAR!!!!!!! How AMAZING is Brittany Jo James????!!!! Wooo!!!!

FIVE I-want-to-be-a-part-of-the-Winters-family stars!!!!!!!!!!

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Author: Brittany Jo James
Series: The Winters Family Series, Book #1
Genre: Young Adult Romance | Paranormal Romance
Some secrets are too dark to ever be brought into the light. 

At least mine are.

My name is Orson Winters, and you already know too much for me to let you walk away.

A decade has passed since my parents were killed, forcing my younger siblings and me to move in with our estranged uncle. Whitestone Manor in all its grandeur was overwhelming enough. Then, we learned the family secret. 

There’s darkness in the world no one, besides a handful of fighting families, even knows exists. The Winters family is the most acclaimed of them all. However, power isn’t always pleasurable, especially considering that it’s my responsibility to keep my reckless brothers and sister from jeopardizing us all.

When an old enemy emerges from the shadows, Uncle Sebastian calls in another fighting family to assist. I didn’t need their help. I could independently protect my siblings and the rest of the world from danger. That was, until I met Lilith Shaw. Now I’m not even sure that I can protect myself.

I can’t focus on that, though. 

I’m the last one standing between you and those who wait in the darkness.

If you can keep a secret, I’ll tell you my story.

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~ Brittany Jo James ~

Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is currently serving as an airman in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska until the USAF decides otherwise.

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