Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blog Tour | Character Interview & Giveaway | The Noctalis Chronicles by Chelsea Cameron

Title: Nocturnal & NightmareNocturnal (The Noctalis Chronicles, #1)
Author: Chelsea Cameron
Format: Paperback
Published: February 11th 2012 by Createspace
Source: Blog Tour Review Copy
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Goodreads Synopsis of Nocturnal:
Seventeen-year-old Ava-Claire Sullivan's mother is dying. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that her greatest solace comes from someone who's already dead.

Peter Hart saves her one night in a graveyard from an attacker just as strange as he is, and now Ava can't stop thinking about him. She wants to see him again – even after he warns her he's dangerous, and she begins to realize what he is. Her best friends don't know anything about death, but Peter does, intimately. He's waiting for her the next night she comes to the cemetery, and the next...

But their growing bond comes up against a promise Peter made a long time ago, a promise that could destroy them both. Now Ava has to decide just what she's willing to give up to hold onto the one thing that could last forever.


My Thoughts on Nocturnal:
Never have I read a book quite like Nocturnal.  From beginning to end it definitely was not what I expected.

Ava and Peter are two characters that are truly unique. Ava is a strong high school student that has had to deal with a Cancer sick mother for a few years now. She is trying to deal with the loss that her mother is alsmost guaranteed to make in about six months. The schock of it all is what leads her to meet our mysterious Peter. Peter is a unique creature. He is a different sort of vampire that actually needs the sun! :O right!? He has killed others before but something about Ava stops him from killing her (although he very much wants to). I couldn't exactly empathize with Ava or Peter because I have been blessed enough to have never lost anyone the way Peter has or see someone slowly dying as Ava has with her mother but I can sympathize with them both. Their struggles and loss pull emotions from you that you have not even remembered you had (they sure did me).

I like the uniquness that was Peter, who as I said wasn't your typical vampire but something else completely. It was written in such a great way that I sometimes don't see from Indie Authors. When I imagined Ava and Peter and all the other characters I could see them clearly as if they were standing in front of me. Appreciated very much the fact that Peter when he spoke I could almost here his early century way of speaking.

The first third part of the book (up to 33% because I took note) was concentrated on the fact that her mother is sick. Peter is mentioned about a handful of times (give or take a few) which thouroughly confused me because I sincerly thought this book was about Peter and Ava. After that it was all about Ava and Peter. Confusing.

Overall, I would not mind reading on in the series to see what happens to these intriguing characters. I liked the book but it did not make my top favorites.

Scavenger Word: they're Go to http://supagurlbooks.blogspot.com/p/noctalis-tour-scavenger-hunt.html to continue the Scavenger.
I've Rated Nocturnal:(3/5)

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Nightmare (The Noctalis Chronicles, #2)
Goodreads Synopsis of Nightmare:
Ava-Claire Sullivan's first mistake was becoming vampire Peter Mackintire's personal blood bank. Her second mistake was falling in love with him.

Now it's Ava's job to make sure he never loves her in return. A pact Peter made nearly a hundred years ago means loving someone will kill him. If she can figure out how to free him from his promise, it might kill her, make her immortal, or lead to the love she wants so badly.

But if she doesn't, at best, her heart will break…and at worst, Peter will die.

My Thoughts on Nightmare:
In this sequel to Nocturnal we see that Peter and Ava are trying their hardest not to fall in love with each other because it is life or death for Peter if he does. Thats a hard thing not to do. Not fall in love? It's like trying to keep a chocoholic from eating in chocolate!

In this instance I can sympathize with Ava because Peter continues to be great. He is there whenh she most needs him to help deal with the saddness that comes about when she thinks about losing her mother or when Iven shows up to wreak havoc. We can see her trying to take advantage of the time she has with her mum during the day and at night learns about Peter. I wouldn't say she's given up on her mother but she's more resolved about her mother going away. With Peter she is stubbornly trying to find a way for him to be released from Di's promise and bind. True love always has to find a way am I right.

The ending I did not expect! Good going Chelsea, you have surprised me and I am almost never surprised with endings! No I can't tell you what happens but I do suggest you read it. This ending I have to admit has me much more anxious to continue the series then the first did. I'd like to guess as to what will happen in the third book I have a strong feeling that I'll be proved wrong.

The writing is still beautiful. The issues with her mother and Peter are evenly balanced out, one is does not take over a third of the book as I noted in the first book, for which I am incredibly happy. A happy balance.

Overall, I say read it!! The series has gotten a whole lot better because of this book!
I've Rated Nightmare: (4/5)

Peter and Ava Interview
Welcome Ava and Peter to books books&morebooks! I'm excited to talk to you after reading your story!
Peter lets start with you shall we. In the book we get little bits and pieces of what you're thinking and it's always after you've interacted with Ava. Why only share your thoughts about Ava and nothing else?
Peter: I do not have much else to share that is worth hearing or telling about. My existence before her was empty and dark and endless. Then she came into my world and I have not been the same. Before her was nothing, but I might share my past with her someday.
*melts a little inside*
Ava your response to this?
Ava: Aw, Peter. *blushes* I don't know where he comes up with these things. I guess, I'd just say I feel the same way. Only I wouldn't say it as fancy and romantical. I just feel like there was a part of me missing and when I found him, I found that piece.
You two are simply incredible!
So here's one for the both of you. How is the relationship thus far?
Ava: Um, it's been... interesting? Really intense. I just never thought that we would get this far, but still not be able to be together.Peter: It will happen, my Ava.
Ava: *smiles* I love it when he calls me that.
Peter: I have not had a romantic relationship in this existence, so this is new for me. She has been helping me be more human, and I am trying. It has been a long time since I was human.
Ava: He's gotten a lot better at sarcasm and smiling. We'll tackle laughing next, although it happens every now and then.
Peter: You are funny.
Ava: So are you.
Peter: Not as funny as you.
Ava: Fine, you win.
Peter: Yes, I do. As long as I have you.
Ava: See? How could I not fall for that?
Yes I read that in the second book Ava you're often calling his first smiling attempts as creepy and such.
It seems that after the Claiming Peter, you've been able to sort of read Ava's mind how is that going? Can you really read her mind or what is it that you pick up other then emotions?
Ava: It totally was! Serial killer smile.Peter: I am a killer.
Ava: *sighs* Let's move on, shall we? Yes, he can read my mind, but only if I'm pissed, or, um...
Peter: If she desires me.
Ava: Shut up! They don't need to hear about that. *face flames red*
Peter: Desire is nothing to be ashamed of. Although, I do wish you wouldn't feel so strongly so often. It makes it hard to say not to you.
Ava: *mumbles* I can't help it.
Peter: I have been able to feel her emotions since the Claiming began, but reading her thoughts is more recent. It is strange to have a window into her mind. Although I do enjoy it, I would not want to know every thought. I still want her to surprise me.
*laughing so hard my stomach starts hurting* Hilarious!
I wish all boyfriends were as honest as you Peter. Peter what is the number one thing you *cough* like about Ava?
Peter: I cannot pick one thing. One of them is her eyes. When I thought that I was going to kill her, they were what stopped me. So big and green. I have never seen eyes like hers.Ava: Only you could appreciate my alien eyes.
Peter: How could anyone not appreciate them?
Ava: You're awesome.
Awww!!!
Ava what is the one thing you love about Peter?
Ava: Wow, that's a tough question. Um... I love how different he is. I mean, I got nothing against human guys, but I've never met one like him. He's honest with me (most of the time) and he's not afraid to tell me what he thinks. He also loves books, even though he can read WAY faster than me. Loser. He's not bad to look at either. Also, wings? Epicly awesome.
Have I mentioned how jealous I am that you have a boyfriend that can fly? No? Oh well. *smiles*
Peter what made you share your special flying time with Ava?
Peter: I want to share everything with her, and that is no exception. Life is not worth living if you don't have someone to share it with.Ava: Amen to that.
Peter: Even though I am not living.
Ava: Living, schmiving. It's overrated.
Very true.
Other then doing laundry what else has Ava taught you Peter?
Peter: She has taught me how to be in the human world again. I had forgotten so much. She has taught me how to feel. I had no emotions for a long time, and she brought them back to me. She has given me the world.
Ava: All it took was a little blood. Fair trade, really.
Peter: You are being sarcastic.
Ava: What gave it away?
Ava and Peter, you guys are lucky to have found each other. I wish you the best and I am anxious to read more about your adventures together. unfortunately that is all the time we have, thank you for stopping by to chat with me.
Peter: Thank you for having us. If you will excuse me, I must fly Ava home.Ava: Beam me up, Peter!

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Author Information
Chelsea M. CameronChelsea 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.

 -Martha

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