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Monday, August 19, 2013

Released Blog Tour


Released by Mia Fox

Title: Released
Author: Mia Fox
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Steampunk
Tour Dates: Aug. 17-25
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours


The discovery of an ancient bottle unleashes a Genie - and the wrath of the Demon Gypsies chasing her...
When Suzette (“Suki”) is released from her bottle by two teen girls, she is more than a
bit surprised that a Genie of her calibre is beholden to two average high school students.
After dealing with dignitaries and noblemen, however, she believes this will be a welcome break.
Until she discovers the teens’ hidden powers and that one will come to possess the
Amulet of Pollox, a necklace that contains the secrets from some of the greatest minds
throughout history. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one who notices. The Amulet draws
the attention of the two powerful and vengeful Demon Gypsies who have pursued Suki
through time and will stop at nothing to snatch the girls and the Amulet.
Suddenly, Suki is not just helping the girls navigate high school crushes, she’s
safeguarding them from danger unlike anything they’ve ever known. To make matters
more complicated, she must also fight her attraction to James - her protector through the
ages - whose sudden arrival threatens her resolve and her heart. 
A time-traveling Genie and her unrequited love...
Demon Gypsies with an insatiable quest for power...
And the teen girls whose existence threatens them all.
This is the world of “Released,” book one of The Romani Realms series by Mia Fox, a
Young Adult trilogy featuring elements of paranormal romance and steampunk.

Author Bio:
Mia Fox is a Los Angeles-based novelist who writes across varied genres including
contemporary fiction, chick lit, and young adult/new adult. She received a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Communications from U.S.C. followed by a Masters Degree in
Professional Writing also from U.S.C.
A lifelong reader and history lover, Mia enjoys infusing her writing with details of the
past as she has done in her first book, "Released," part of the Romani Realms trilogy,
which combines paranormal romance with elements of steampunk.
Her follow up book, "Alert the Media," is based on her previous professional life working
as an entertainment publicist. Today, she is happy to leave that world behind her,
preferring that any drama in her life is only that which she creates for her characters.
Mia is happily married to her best-friend, a Brit who has inspired her with annual visits to
England, an appreciation for dark chocolate, and the blessing of their three children.

*~*My Review*~*
At first I was intrigued with the idea that this was going to be through the eyes of a female genie, and two teenage girls who released her. It was interesting to see the world through the eyes of a third party that neither of the girls knew was there.  Then learning about the years Suki had been 'alive' who she had met, and what she had done.  Charlotte and Sam were fun to listen to, and they are a bit of a contrast, both of them in high school, both slightly immature but yet both are on their own, and have been for sometime.  Unfortunately I feel like Suki is a bit shallow and she does think of her self as quite something, for living over 300 years she doesn't seem to have learned much about emotions. Plus she still talks like a high school girl who never learned a thing about maturity.  James was a welcome addition I think grounding Suki and even though I despised Raven and Phin, Phin started to grow on me. But every time I felt this may go well, Raven would throw a wrench in the plan.  The ending was perfect for this story, and it completely easily sets up another story to follow.  There are questions unanswered which will be eagerly awaited to be in the next book.
I give this book 3.5 stars.

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  1. This sounds like a good book! I love the cover and who hasn't imagined finding a genie? :) Great review!