Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tour Stop | Uprising by 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.

A Day in the life of Rise Hawke...

0600 Smack snooze button.
0601 Ignore Oliver’s insistent mewing
0602 Hide face under pillow to escape determined and hungry cat.
0610 Resign self to fate. Kick off covers. Stare at ceiling. Curse responsible adulthood.
0615 Trudge to bathroom for a.m. hygiene ritual. Assure Oliver he will have food soon.
0645 Dress for work. Pink scrubs. Assure Oliver he will have food soon. Search for nametag.
0650 Continue search. Forcefully assure Oliver he will have food soon. Mutter about demanding cats.
0700 Give up search for nametag. Grab generic pastry. Proceed to car.
0702 Avoid eye-contact with bubbly neighbor. Curse all morning people.
0703 Depart for work.
0705 Return to apartment. Feed Oliver. Ignore feline smirk. Depart for work. Again.
0733 Arrive at Eastside Animal Clinic. Avoid boss. Clock in 3 minutes late. Proceed to kennel area.
0800 Commence with menial yet oddly fulfilling duties.
1100 Poop-scoop clinic grounds. Rethink meaning of fulfillment.
1130 Overhear client choose $30.00 euthanasia over $35.00 treatment
1131 Remember why dog shit is preferable to people
1200 Ponder angel problem during lunch break
1600 Clock out.
1630 Arrive home.
1632 Receive text message from pushy angel. Reminder of evening lesson.
1633 Send snarky, indignant response to pushy angel.
1645 Hop in shower. Wonder if angels take showers.
1800 Pushy angel arrives. He looks good.
1801 Pushy angel speaks. Good looks negated.
1802 Muster indignant anger.
1803 Demand answers on purpose of angelic interference in life.
1804 Endure long-winded admonishment of questions.
1805 Wonder how many angel feathers would be needed to make a pillow.
1810 Begrudgingly agree to lesson in ancient arts.
1801 Pretend to pay attention to lesson in ancient arts.
1900 Find lesson in ancient arts strangely fascinating.
1901 Refuse to admit fascination.
2200 Angel wraps up lesson. Makes cryptic statements. Departs.
2300 Set alarm. Lay in bed. Stare at ceiling.
2305 Wonder if angels sleep.
2306 Decide it doesn’t matter.
2310 Fall asleep. Dream of flying.


I utterly enjoyed this book.  I have read a few books about angels and this one I found unique.  I was captured by the characters, the story had me entranced, and the ending completely caught me off guard.

Rise takes all of the information given in stride.  Dominik is not one to be challenged, though finds that he cannot give up when things get messy.  Rise does not intentionally mess up, but tends to push Dominik's buttons quite often, it's funny and he corrects her a number of times. The suspense of her family history, finding out about her biological mother and father is Rise's motivation, as the puzzle pieces fall into place things change.  The real mystery is Dominik and his hidden agenda, irritating his mate time and again.

About the Author
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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  1. Thank you for letting me share your page today! Love the blog, and had fun with the guest post - great idea! ~ Dawn

  2. I have a hard time picking just one favorite genre, my reading tends to be all over the place, but if forced to choose then I'd go with one that covers a lot of sub-genres and pick Fantasy.


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