Monday, July 15, 2013

UPRISING by Dawn Jayne

Happy Monday, lovebugs!

It's the beginning to what will be another AWESOME week, right!? To start things off I've got a great book for you guys. Urban Fantasy fans won't want to miss this one!

Dawn Jayne

Title: Uprising
Author:  Dawn Jayne
Series: Fires of Providence
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Time and Tide Publishing
Release Date: Nov 27 2012
Editions Available In: Ebook & Print
Heralds are the most powerful of all angels, secretive and feared, created for a single purpose. Only those most courageous and worthy earn a place within the elite choir, and only by breaking ancient oaths held sacred can the honor be stripped. It's a punishment that hasn't been imposed in over two-thousand years, until a single reckless act sets off a firestorm, threatening to consume all creation.
Rise Hawke never suspected she'd been marked to play a role in the deadly events unfolding in the spiritual realm. Independent and resistant to authority, she isn't thrilled when she meets Dominik, an angel with new wings, an old grudge, and a mysterious agenda he's determined to impose.
Vowing to uncover the secrets kept from her, Rise soon learns that knowing what you are isn't nearly as dangerous as discovering why. Hunted by those who want to destroy her, and controlled by those who would see her fulfill her purpose, she is forced into a brutal battle set in motion long before she was ever born. It soon becomes clear that what one angel will risk to earn the title of Herald, is matched only by what another will do to keep it.



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Dawn Jayne is an Urban and Paranormal Fantasy author from Indianapolis, Indiana USA.
Dawn was an avid reader from a young age, and her desire to write took hold soon thereafter. She loaded up on creative writing classes in school, and posted short stories online to hone her skills - and to make certain she had the thick skin necessary to survive the world of publication!
Uprising is Dawn's first novel, but one that has been in her head for most of her life in one form or another. No matter what job she held - from being a Marine to a mother to a veterinary receptionist - she was always hearing voices and spinning tales in her head. Uprising is a blend of fantasy, spirituality, ancient arts and astrology, all woven together while keeping a foundation in the real world.
Her manuscript was accepted by Time and Tide Publishing in 2012, the first in what will be a three book series. She hopes her story will be a positive contribution to the wonderful Urban Fantasy genre, and wants nothing more than her words to bring enjoyment to readers.
Dawn lives with her family on the Southside of Indianapolis.

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"What are you?” she demanded. “What do you want?”
Tyre considered the questions. There was no reason he had to lie to her at this point, and he’d grown tired of the charade anyway. He cocked an eyebrow. “I’m the angel who’s going to save your soul. Again.”
“You’re insane,” Katie whispered and started rummaging through the glove box, her hands shaking as she dumped paperwork and other items all over. Tyre guessed she was looking for something to use as a weapon, so he allowed her to continue; it would earn him a few moments of quiet and nothing in the car could harm him.
He hit the accelerator and tested the steering capabilities. It was almost time for the big finish, and he wanted no mistakes. Tyre started weaving from one lane to another, relishing the adrenaline rush. He laughed until a pair of taillights came up fast on the right. “There might be witnesses.” He turned to Katie. “This could be a problem. Try to act natural, will you?”
“Witnesses?” Katie repeated, looking back and forth between Tyre and the road. The broken yellow lines whipped by so fast they appeared almost solid. She started to cry, but then she, too, spotted the other vehicle. She seized the manual handle controlling the windows and cranked as fast as she could, calling out for assistance.
“Brilliant.” He cast a sideways look to the girl. “Well, there’s no way to avoid them now, is there?” He reached over and grabbed her hand. “Wave. Be polite.” He waggled her wrist, making her hand dance. “Say farewell.”

Auggie's Review

Okay. I'm not a huge Urban Fantasy fan, for no reason other than they tend to all sludge about in the same general direction.

Friends, UPRISING was not one of these sludgers. It was a fast paced, enjoyable read that's got me itching to get the next one. Not only that but there was DEPTH (thank you, Ms. Jayne). Fascinating information, and a lot of research it seems done by the author to insure that her world was vibrant, exciting, and mythologically extraordinary. 
I'm an angel fan, okay? Aren't you? I mean geez. In general I enjoy (smart) books that are based on the angelic realm in some way, shape, or form. Sometimes I'm disappointed by the lack of effort or imagination put into books of this genre type but UPRISING definitely gave me plenty to enjoy. 
Regardless of whether or not you're a fan of angelic themes, this is an Urban Fantasy book that you're not going to want to miss. Even if you're not an Urban Fantasy fan, I ask that you pick this book up to at LEAST read through the first chapter or two. 
Ms. Jayne's writing style is witty and sharp. The images I continued to conjure up in my head while reading this had me laughing. If you want to know what I mean just read the excerpt above.

This is another one of those books where I'm looking around saying "Make a movie? SOMEONE MAKE THIS A MOVIE!"

Adventure, excitement, and humor. I give this Urban Fantasy by Dawn Jayne a solid 4/5. 
Who knew Angels had so many issues. 

Until Next Blog, 
Read On!


  1. Thank you so much for hosting, and for the super nice review. :) This is a gorgeous site, love the theme and colors!

  2. Yey for depth! :-)

    There's just not enough movies that are based on books, I'm always hoping for more as well. What I'd really like to see is Kristin Cashore's Graceling trilogy on the big screen!