Hello Everyone! Today I showcasing a Double Feature…review that is:) It is the Destiny Series…Book#1 Destiny and Book#2 Destiny Unveiled by Laura Deluca! Ms. Deluca is now on tour…
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By Laura DeLuca
Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn’t remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother’s death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother’s spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds another witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabrielle and Darron at odds.
There is more to the story than Gabrielle and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabrielle and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.
Excerpt from Destiny-
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Gabriella and Darron thought their magickal battle was over when they defeated the evil warlock, Richard. When her Aunt Donna seeks Gabriella’s help in rescuing her catatonic daughter from the Dark Coven, Gabriella discovers that her cousin holds a power within her that would be catastrophic in the hands of the evil witches.
Gabriella’s coven sets out on a journey that may be their last. Along the way, they meet new allies, face devastating treachery, and battle not only the Dark Coven, but the darkness within themselves. When Gabriella finally comes face to face with the cousin she never knew existed, her true destiny is unveiled, and the fate of the mortal world is in her hands.
Excerpt of Destiny Unveiled http://authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/2011/08/excerpt-from-search-for-destiny-sequel.html
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.
Destiny is the story of Gabriella who is pretty, has friends and very much sought after from the boys in her school. But even though her life at school seems pretty good…Gabriella’s home life is far far from perfect. Destiny’s mother had died, and with just her father, who appears to have a very bad drinking problem; Gabriella has some deep unhappiness. The story begins with Gabriella seemingly zoned out…lost of focus. But as the story progresses, the reader is made aware that Gabriella’s lack of focus, sleep and all other symptoms that she is experiencing is relating to the fact that the closer Gabriella makes it to her impending birthday, then her powers are needing to surface. Gabriella is a witch, although she has supressed that memory after her mother passed. But her mother’s spirit is trying to reach her, due to Richard, a evil witch, is coming into Gabrella’s life with the whole purpose to turning her dark.
Gabriella’s mothers spirit enlist the help of Darron, he has been one of the group Gabriella hangs with for a couple of years, but unbeknownst to many, Darron is a witch also, and very much in love with Gabriella…
So Darron attempts to get Gabriella to believe him, but she at first rejects him; but after Richard works his way into her life, through her father…(as her father’s boss). Richard does indeed attempt to sway Gabriella…but Darron and Gabriella’s other friends, work together to finally stop Richard!
(Review Destiny and Destiny Unveiled) I really enjoyed both books. I liked the way Ms. DeLuca slowly worked the plot up to a fevered pitch. The author took time to reveal small facts, and to work in small plot points that soon developed into a fun, supspense filled story. I enjoyed the friendshp of the girls, each a little different from the other. Darron is perfect and I truly enjoyed how he was dedicated to Gabriella as a friend, then as something more…In Destiny Unveiled I could really feel his pain when he felt he was unable to help Gabriella, My favorite scene was when Darron(Destiny Unveiled) was in the room with everyone and they were all strategizing on how to save Desting(sorry, spoiler)…and he simply erupts and literally has to hold himself back from killing Destiny’s aunt…The author did such a great job at despicting the rawness of his frustration and the passion between the two young people…
But there were so many scenes to enjoy and the twist and turns and surprises involving Destiny and her cousin, and who Destiny really is…
I enjoyed the relationship between the characters, the dialogue. Ms. DeLuca did a fabulous job with description, and I enjoyed the action and suspense that was intermixed.
These were good books…very… I hated when they ended and I look forward to more of Ms. DeLuca’s works!
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